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    The Hapsburg generals' martial ability of 2, thus marriage is a lot safer. Where would Ck be with out all those family dramas and imponderables such as how does a 0/0/0/0 character survive and how is that 0/0/1/0 an elusiive shadow?

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    Ahh, the good old Hapsburg marriage policy. Works a treat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas Maccabeus
    Well, of course, she's a de Cornouaille (with the typical de Cornouaille ridiculously high diplomacy score)! Then again, she'll probably get killed in battle somehow...
    "Somehow" being the key word, here.

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    Real Men Spend All Their Time Managing Their Court.

    Chapter 9: Agen

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    I give Achaia as a Bishopric to Enrique von Habsburg because it's poor and the Greek hillmen will probably appreciate his odd facial hair.




    Fertility is apparently another stat Stefan's new wife is good at. That's every stat now pretty much.




    And Luitgard von Habsburg wastes a good base stewardship score by becoming some sort of diplomatic person.




    Off to the prestige mines!




    Just LOOK at those base stats...




    And thus passes Berthold von Habsburg, leaving Stefan von Habsburg the last surviving son of Otto von Habsburg who was the only son of Werner von Habsburg who was pretty cool. Also Berthold had ten children or something including two grown daughters I sold off for prestige and two grown sons who are leaders of bishoprics. A pretty good run.




    Ah a von Habsburg girl off you go




    And since she turned out to be Stefan's eldest daughter I get money? Is there a way to not get anything from marrying off somebody?




    Nothing like doing nothing but arranging marriages to fire up the old drive.




    And Petros von Habsburg, yet another newly grown male Habsburg, marries Maria Komnenus, who had better not waste her base stewardship stat like the last two girls in my court with high base stewardship stats.



    My what exciting times, with all these births and marriages of every single von Habsburg. So many exciting avenues of adventure in this core of Crusader Kings Gameplay of court management! Sadly we will take a small break from it in the next few updates to talk about the Agen thing. Yes, I know all that stuff is boring, but it is a grim necessity, as it is needed to provide context in the matrimonal adventures of the von Habsburg dynasty. Watch in amazement as you read the next exciting episode of Real Men Do It Alphabetically, an AARgau!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymous4401
    And thus passes Manfred von Habsburg
    erm, so Berthold is just his stripper name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llywelyn
    erm, so Berthold is just his stripper name?
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    You do know his full name is Berthold Manfred Leopold Franciscus Johannes Erich Ritter von Habsburg unter der Turm von Würtemberg...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Llywelyn
    erm, so Berthold is just his stripper name?
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    what about manfred having ten children? why mention that?
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    give us more marriages and violence and sex. And get some alphabetical provinces while your at it. no time to sit idly and wait until stefan reproduces his genes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fnuco
    what about manfred having ten children? why mention that?
    I do not know why you would fabricate quotes. It just seems odd to me.
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    If your personal demesne is too large, you will gain no gold from such activity. Suddenly there will be all sorts of things that will cost 0 gold.

    Habsburgs need sons. Conquest of Agen is necessary for divine favour to sire sons - or some such reason for Stefan's lack of many sons to marry to heiresses.

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    Are the penalties for wasting high base scores aolways the prestige mines, or do bishoprics sometimes suffice?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymous4401
    I do not know why you would fabricate quotes. It just seems odd to me.
    Wait... stripper names... mistaken identities... ten children born to one or the other...

    Egads, I'm so confused!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimboIX
    Are the penalties for wasting high base scores aolways the prestige mines, or do bishoprics sometimes suffice?
    Pfft! Women being bishops??? 'Tis to laugh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymous4401
    Pfft! Women being bishops??? 'Tis to laugh!
    Don't be too fast to doubt it - if there's anything I have learned from CK, it's that ANYTHING is possible, no matter how hair-brained and demented it might be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anonymous4401
    Pfft! Women being bishops??? 'Tis to laugh!
    Well, I've had women become Bishop of Rome (a.k.a Pope), so don't laugh...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Judas Maccabeus
    Well, I've had women become Bishop of Rome (a.k.a Pope), so don't laugh...
    My point exactly...

    That and the Byzantine Empress, but hey, you know.

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    War against Agen.

    Chapter 9: Agen

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    And so Hermann von Habsburg, the heir apparent to the von Habsburg throne, is ugly. UGLY. UGLY! Who would marry such an ugly man?




    Why, a Knytling, of course!




    Now if only this daughter had been a son and born about sixteen years earlier. Such awesome stats...




    And what's this? The count of Agen, Foix, Granada and Leicester has granted Agen to his son! And since he is a Count the son became an independent vassal to the King of England. Ok.




    And what's this? The Kingdom of England is at war with the Scots, and have mobilized their armies! Perhaps now they will be quite distracted?




    Just like old times, the Aargauan regiment makes up the bulk of the army.




    And just like recent times, Maria Komnenus wastes her high base stewardship with some sort of scheming education.




    Huh, that's weird. the King of England has that few men?




    Ok then.




    Nothing like sieging Agen to fire up the old drive!



    Yawn. Such boring trivialities of war and battle. Also it seems that every high-base-stewardship courtier I get wastes it, while I have a stable of imported 14+ diplomacy chancelloresses. Most annoying. And wow, Stefan's son sure is ugly. Watch in amazement as you read the next exciting episode of Real Men Do It Alphabetically, an AARgau!
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