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    Quote Originally Posted by Enewald View Post
    And how does Oleksander spend his time?
    Moping, I would assume.

    Edit: Also, update.
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    Homelands
    Chapter Thirty One: The Snowy North
    Part 3


    Prelude:
    King Håkon made a very ill-advised decision in 1304. After five years of marriage the Norwegian King divorced himself from Roze, the daughter of King Kiten of Prussia and then had her executed for no crime other than being his ex-wife. In Prussia it was seen as a huge travesty to spill the blood of the royal family. Kiten himself was outraged. He demanded compensation and he demanded an apology, neither of which Norway was willing to give. King Håkon quickly wed the daughter of the King of Sweden in an attempt to unite the thrones. He almost seemed to gloat over Kiten's anger, but soon found himself facing war threats and blockades. Prussia meant business. Back in Memelgrád a new spy master came to power, Prince Vishly. His teacher, Nomedas, had contracted cholera and died only a month after Roze left for Norway. Vishly, now wed to Ziedás, took the spy master position very seriously. He soon produced usable results for the war against Norway. No one questioned his methods, no one really wanted to know how he was able to quickly figure out what they needed to know. Many just assumed he had the same network of spies as Nomedas but that he was able to pay better than his late cousin. This couldn't be farther from the truth. Vishly was an efficient interrogator, but one who worked behind closed doors.


    Norway and Sweden in 1304 before the war with Prussia.


    July 18th, 1305

    Kiten paced around the interrogation room. At the center was a sea captain captured by the Prussians. The style and cost of his clothing gave him away as a noble, one who would have information on the war. Vishly stood in a corner, listening to his father mutter about the course of the war and the issues the Prussians were facing trying to supply their troops across the Baltic Sea. Vishly dismissed his father's worrying as Prussia greatly outnumbered both of the Scandinavian nations.

    "What are you looking for father?" Vishly asked, growing impatient. "I cannot give you what you want if I don't know what that is first." Kiten continued to pace. He looked weak in front of their guest. Vishly glanced down at the man, tied and bound to the chair. He looked arrogant. Never the less, in a few hours he would be broken, like a board over a thigh. Tears mixing in a pool of his own blood. Vishly's hand moved over a velvet bag hanging on his belt. He felt the its hard contents. The made him smile.

    "Vishly! We need to know where the enemy has holed up! We control the south, but still they fight. Raids and mere love bites, but we cannot do this forever. I want this war over by the end of next year! Do you understand?"

    "I do father, I am surprised that you are worried about my abilities, have I failed you before?" Vishly was genuinely concerned. He had never been asked if he understood. Kiten stopped and looked at his son.

    "Sometimes I worry about you, Vishly. I don't know. Maybe it is the premonitions of death, but for some reason I feel I am losing you to something terrible." The King put his hand on Vishly's shoulder and smiled. "I love you, and I am proud. I don't know why I let these thoughts bother me."

    "You are only doing what is natural for a father, I could expect no less from you." His face lit up and it made Kiten feel comfortable, even in the dank and dark. "Is there anything else I can go with? Do we know who he is? Do we hold his castle, his wife, his children? Anything?"

    Kiten shook his head, "Nay. We only have his word on his name, and I am not one to trust him. We only have his word on his name, and I am not one to trust him. But you've done better with less, so I guess that is why you are the master when it comes to such things."

    "Yes, I guess that is why. And you are right, there need not be anything to worry about. Either he knows are he doesn't. Likeliness is that he knows. His ship was carrying food and equipment for an army. I doubt he was ferrying it out of Sweden, more likely taking them up into Finland so they can move the stuff over land to the armies without us tracking them." Vishly crossed his arms and lowered his face, it was all too easy.

    "That makes sense," the King nodded and pointed to the prisoner, "If you can prove it, we'll deal with it."

    "I will get right on it father." Kiten walked off. The door ominously shut behind Vishly as he turned to face the prisoner.

    "You two are so cute. What are you going to do to me you little boy? Noogie me until I talk?" the Prisoner asked. Vishly smiled, but tightened the ropes, he made sure the prisoner wasn't going anywhere. "You know, your elder asked you a question, you should answer it."

    "I will answer..." Vishly said in a friendly and even tone, "But I will answer through actions and not through petty words." His voice lost its boyish charm, instead it faded into a flat and bored tone, as if Vishly was aging right before the prisoner's eyes. "See," he began, "I could tell you I am the best interrogator in all of Europe. I could tell you how I can get anyone to confess to anything no matter how far removed they were from it. But..." the Prince paused turning to look at the prisoner, "Talk is cheap and I would much rather... show you."

    Vishly walked to the door and locked it. He then took the velvet bag off his belt and hung it in front of the prisoner, who was now starting to get agitated. "See, we are very alike... you and me..." Vishly said, putting the bag down in the prisoner's lap, "Every now and then a day comes when a man just has to accept the fate that has been presented to him. I've done it before. I've taken the blame for things I've never done. And now, if you are lucky you will too... But for now we are going to start with the easy questions..."

    "Heh, you talk like a big man. What are you? Fifteen? Sixteen at most? Have you ever even felt the warm of a woman's secret?"

    Vishly laughed. The prisoner's words missed their mark. Not just because they were wrong, but because Vishly was in control. Every action, every work, every tiny detail was under Vishly's complete discretion. When he was in control, there was no reason to take offense. It was like a fox gnawing its own foot off to escape the trap. It might think it helps, but for what good? To bleed later? Vishly carefully and slowly opened the bag up and showed the prisoner its contents. Teeth, nothing but teeth. "Do you know where I'd get such a collection?" Vishly asked.

    "The tooth fairy?"

    "From scum like you, boy." Vishly took the bag off the prisoner's lap and placed it on the floor under the chair. He walked to the edge of the room and took down a blunt instrument. A small hammer, he looked back at the prisoner while he tossed the instrument between his hands. "The first question is where is your King hiding the armies of Scandinavia?" he said with a perk in his voice.

    "I am never going to betray my country men to you!"

    "All the better," Vishly said as he raised the hammer high.
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    Vishly <3 :b I demand moar!

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    Oh woww, brutal as they come, but still more amazing writing O.o Very disturbing images there - great though ... Totally not a psycho... no
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    He executed one of Kiten's daughters? Oh, it is ON now!

    Seriously, was Hakon retarded or something? I can only hope Vishly gets his hands on him now...
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    Bwhaha! Vishly the Brutal! And his necklace of teeth! Awesome.

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    Vishly the Tooth Fairy?

    As said above Håkon has underestimated Prussia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keanon View Post
    Vishly <3 :b I demand moar!
    And more will come in time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maver1ck View Post
    Oh woww, brutal as they come, but still more amazing writing O.o Very disturbing images there - great though ... Totally not a psycho... no
    Heh. Good to know I can still do the mind f... groping...

    Quote Originally Posted by KlavoHunter View Post
    He executed one of Kiten's daughters? Oh, it is ON now!

    Seriously, was Hakon retarded or something? I can only hope Vishly gets his hands on him now...
    If there is one word that would describe the AI, retarded would be it.

    Quote Originally Posted by SplendidTuesday View Post
    Bwhaha! Vishly the Brutal! And his necklace of teeth! Awesome.
    The Brutal will not cut it, it time it will become apparent. In about two chapters the real fun will have begun.

    Quote Originally Posted by Vesimir View Post
    Vishly the Tooth Fairy?

    As said above Håkon has underestimated Prussia.
    I've been playing this game since 2004, it was the second P'Dox game I ever bought, and sometimes the AI's stupidity still astounds me.
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    Ck has the most stupid AI...
    At least in comparison what a human mind can achieve in that game.

    Shall Vishly create the Royal Inquisition?

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    Vishly is officially the best King ever. I want to see three-day long impaling, the rack, blood eagle, drowning, golden bull ovens, and all sorts of torture. Hakon is officially stupid. Norway needs uptimer Dovre agents to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enewald View Post
    Ck has the most stupid AI...
    At least in comparison what a human mind can achieve in that game.

    Shall Vishly create the Royal Inquisition?

    Shall he become something like Ivan the Strong?
    All will become clear once our little man becomes a King.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hannibal X View Post
    Vishly is officially the best King ever. I want to see three-day long impaling, the rack, blood eagle, drowning, golden bull ovens, and all sorts of torture. Hakon is officially stupid. Norway needs uptimer Dovre agents to win.
    Ugh... I looked up the "blood eagle" and I might have nightmares...


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    Seriously, though, how did it go down ingame, with Hakon killing Roze?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KlavoHunter View Post
    Seriously, though, how did it go down ingame, with Hakon killing Roze?
    I invaded Norway's possessions in Russia, I think. I don't really remember. This was almost a year ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by General_BT View Post
    Gotta love a monarch willing to do "dirty business" with his own hand, no less!
    Always.

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    I don't care if you don't update for a month, oblivion is one of the most fun games I've ever played, try fallout 3

    You've also gotten me hooked on scar symmetry, theyre amazing

    And I doubt Norway's generals own a map if they took you on so the war should end with you owning the baltic as your own private lake
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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishKaiser View Post
    I don't care if you don't update for a month, oblivion is one of the most fun games I've ever played, try fallout 3
    I have tried Fallout 3, but something about RPG's with swords and elves piques my interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IrishKaiser View Post
    And I doubt Norway's generals own a map if they took you on so the war should end with you owning the baltic as your own private lake
    It is possible, but Prussia is getting rather large.
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    If you like RPGs with swords and cavalry and all that, you should try Mount and Blade.

    It's a Paradox game, and it basically removes the fantasy elements of most RPG, and puts you into a pseudo-real world. Plus, you can find or make mods to make it more historical, which is fun.

    In fact, I have a Europe 1200 mod, which is exactly what it sounds like. It wouldn't take too much effort to make a Prussian mod for Mount and Blade...

    Just my two cents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SplendidTuesday View Post
    If you like RPGs with swords and cavalry and all that, you should try Mount and Blade.

    It's a Paradox game, and it basically removes the fantasy elements of most RPG, and puts you into a pseudo-real world. Plus, you can find or make mods to make it more historical, which is fun.

    In fact, I have a Europe 1200 mod, which is exactly what it sounds like. It wouldn't take too much effort to make a Prussian mod for Mount and Blade...

    Just my two cents.
    Own it, play it quite often. Have lots of mods. Really good, I agree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Capiatlist View Post
    Own it, play it quite often. Have lots of mods. Really good, I agree.
    Then of course, you should make an Anglo-Prussian mod!

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