Historian John Tirol
King Kuno took many hard blows both psychologically and in terms of succession during the early years of his reign. All sources indicate he dearly loved Gisela, but she died late in '88. At that time both Lutbert and Sigfried got sick, and continued to be sick. Sigfried died in July of '89.
Kuno planned for Lutbert to follow in his footsteps and study religious magic, while Fridebert was to be trained under a military tutor. However Lutbert got pneumonia in late September of '91, and died only a few weeks later.
Kuno had remarried in early 1090 to Eustachie Capet, daughter of the King of France. However tragedy struck again when she died in childbirth, and the child was lost as well. Thus Fridebert remained the only Nordheim successor, the next successor was more distant.
Ethelinde's daughter was Irmeltrude and Irmeltrude had recently bore the child Bernhard, who was next in line after Fridebert.
In November of '91, Kuno married a third time, taking Berta Cadorna of Genoa as his wife. Bad luck struck again, as Cadorna's first child was stillborn. With the succession of the Kingdom of Venice hanging on such a thin thread, all hope went to Fridebert who was growing up as a soldier, as had been planned for him years ago. All blessings were given to Cadorna and Fridebert, in hopes that nothing more were go wrong.
On a somewhat related subject, the countess Jutte had gained a lot of respect since the beginning when Otto had wondered about her ability to rule, but she died in '90, leaving no successors. By some sort of shadowy manuevering, Arnold Tirol managed to claim and take control of Chuvash and Mountain Cheremisa.
Arnold Tirol managed to gain by intrigue what had been lost to him in war. For Kuno had decided to finally reclaim the county of Tirol as well as Mountain Cheremisa, which were lost when the count rebelled during the Second Frost Crusade. In reward to his vassals, and to restructure his lands, Sharukan went to Nurnberg and Mountain Cheremisa went to the countess, while Kuno kept the county of Tirol itself.
The war was as easy as the Pereyslavl conflict, for Tirol had allies who refused to aid them, and inadequate forces that were swept aside by Kuno. Some historians consider it an easy first lesson for a King untrained in war.
By these means, Kuno was able to give his vassals control of the far off lands, and retain control of lands in Bavaria. With Tirol conquered, the "Reclamation war" was over. But the Archmage's crusade continued, and it continued to be the case that almost no one heeded the call to arms.
Among the good things of Kuno's early rule was the Mage Towers system. Otto had received plans, obtained estimates cajoled people into working, yet never was there a single architect who seemed willing to design a proper mage tower. The current tower was little more than a nondescript building that could have been used for any other purpose.
Finally in March of '92, Kuno found an architect and workers willing to construct a proper mage's tower in Oberbayern. He ordered construction to begin immediately, and it was finished early the next year. However, like his father Kuno once more could not find a Diocesan bishop to place in charge of the facility.
Among other good news, the Kingdom of Sweden offered alliance with Bavaria, and Kuno accepted, happy to have Aethereal allies. Although before Bavaria had declared herself willing to align with any and all, because of what happened with Kiev, the Frost states were now excluded from consideration. The Frost Prince of Galich tried to convince Kuno to help them, but he was denied.
However the good remained outweighed by the bad when Oberbayern had an outbreak of Typhoid, and Tirol had been afflicted since before the war.
More importantly for this history book, it seems Kuno could not find the words to put on paper about all the tragedies that happened to him. He wrote barely more than a few short notes in the Nordheim journal from the death of Gisela until June of '93, where he picks up again in his writing.