The First Bergundyen War in Italy
The Duke´s passion for the Italians universities run high, The Burgundian University hot not jet been completed, not to mention that he needed bright minds to hire, in order to turn it into the nation best university.
He Declared war on Urbino. Tuscany, Seina, Genoa and Venice join Urbino, with Venice as leader. The fact that Brittany and Aragon were traitorous did not bother the duke at all. His pride was too great even to notice that they did not Horner the treaty.
His Arrogance had only been increased by the Holy roman Emperor did all in his effort to picture him as a false duke.
Not much do say, my fleet is staying home, one more. not much use. and so costly.
Elsewhere in the HRE, Austria is getting quite bigger, no cores, and for a few years got the assembly of estates. Got a Core on Buda thou. Nice for Austria, less for me. At least I hope to see some HRE Crusades. Never seen one. Not one. Not seen a successful revolution ether (from the NI!). Even if you get the idea, you only get a puny rebel stack that you can’t lose to, and often just stand on the same 2 provinces for 10years+, but that’s another story. Austria is having 0.18 BB royal marriages..
Calais have been siege for quite some time, but the dukes glories armies, that have won battle after battle in Italy did not make it home in time. However, they make short work of the Geneon’s defenders. The duke can soon be lighting his palace with heretics like the Roman Emperor before him did so many years before. The duke is impressed with all the blood that is bleed, but deep is his warrior heart he knows, that the True and holy church is built on Holy Saints and that the church is standing on the rock Jesus chose. At least that is what he has been told.
I have been thinking about turning heretic, but don’t think I’ll do it, for a change. I think there is a very good chance of getting the NI “Revolution and counter R “ However, I have never seen em done anything good, not have seen the IDEA of the idea, because there is no chance of ever losing to em, even if I wanted to. And yes I have tried more than once.
Just before the war ends, the never ending blockades are tarring its toll. Ironic as we don’t have any real knowledge about sailing, we should be able to buy most stuff from France, Spain, or HRE anyway. In all his glory and brilliance, to dukes does not understand, this. But he makes tax cuts for helping his people.
As you can see, I have Put core in the Picture, that is what I get, from my mission (se previously picture), that’s 20BB- I did not take Modena, as I knew I get something extra, from events. Not to forget 22 is max. And Ill properly piss of the nobles, (all always…) and by that lover my max BB.
As my nice NI (internal security) is doing its job, I will get the penalties for max BB later, rater then NOW.
The nobles are quite keen with a royal marriage with Hannover. The duke doesn’t understand them, as we both have the same dynasty. However he agrees to please them. While his court is celebrating the marriage, is of wandering off in his mind how wonderful it is, to have fulfilled his Great fathers dream. Both in Italy, and Burgundy, well almost at least. Modena will come soon when a good option will be there, might even get Firenze as a form of interest. The Patricians is still asking for his help, as the poor but violent peasant is attacking them.
The Duke thought about closing the ecclesial courts (canonical/church courts), but agreed with himself, that he was not the Holy Father himself, and that the authority of his holiness, he might get severe problems if he tried to.
Not much to say.. all cored. Almost at peace, want t bit of gold. WE is quite low.
The duke was quite surprised by his father’s wisdom and foresight. Now his lands was swimming in brilliant minds, So his old man, was perhaps right when he said there was greater Honor in peace them war…
He passed the school establishment act as well. He moved all his investments to government in hope that some new Fantastic ideas might spring of it, like his father said it would, and end the threat of France.
On a personal note, I have never seen this event before, and to put it lightly I was thrilled by it. Much might be said about it, but I took the first one. If you apply it to the Arts, you can end up with 50 culture with a bit of luck (that is rare in this mod, rare to get over 20 in the first place1). I ended up with Stability2, had only one before I took the sceenie.
The Duke is still burning the heretics, even thou there are SOOO many after all, he even speaks out against this heresy, his tried to come the people down with the fact that His holiness is fighting corruption within the ecclesiarchy(church) itself. He even goes as far as given the people more power. The nobles are not pleased at all. The duke is planning to take more power away from the nobles, but hasn’t come up with some brilliant plan jet. His very own army reformer is pissed, and does not leave without making a fuss about it.
The dukes son is not, well, have a way of telling the wrong stuff to the wrong people. Might be a problem. Happen to 2 times, it does not look god on the duke himself.
The duke is holding festival, after festival. The other powers does not change their view on him of that reason.
Well, mostly you can see from the picture, however the Merchant are restless, is a nasty event, you get it because there is not a marked down there, as I don’t have the right advisers to get it (might get em, but have to say bye-bye to the ones I need.) you have an option to pay for giving it a marked in it, but it cost double of what it cost normally, (and that can be a lot, as it all adds up, can be 500gold)
New adviser just needed to show this(the -0.25). I bet you have never seen this before! In 1526! The lutherism is very small. In my test game I played, almost all turned away from the true faith, even France, England, Austria, Spain and Hungaria.
The Duke has the most glories honor of having a visit by his Holiness, and all the cardinals and bishops for a church council, but first, he has to turn to his new hobby, burning heretics, once more. So busy with all the burning, he forgot about a important meeting, and now, his claim for Trier is gone with the wind.
Niceties that its 2 pictures!
The Italian land is having an unforeseen problem, Muslim pirates, State sponsored once that is. The Duke does what his father learned him. Have Faith in God!, and finance a counter raid!.
These boys are a nice bit of MMU, and any MM game. Can be a nasty thing, but good things can come out of it as well. Very good indeed, but then you need to support them, if Christian, get away with it as well.
The Duke agrees to allow catholic refugees in as he always does, and as the Pope tells a good ruler should do. However he did not expect a legendary man among them. A man he needed to hire. A man that will put his war lust back on track.
However, first thing was to attend to the church council, and do whatever they demands. Heresy speeds further into to HRE and corrupts the other dukes.
The Fathers plan did not last forever, and so the economy boost had lost its way. It was a truly sad moment for the duke. More sad that it had not jet given him the idea to pacify France.
When the church council ends, one of the very unhappy cardinals gives the duke a chance to “redeem” himself, however the duke will hot listen to this nonsense, And Demand that the Pope hold a new council!
There can be no salvation outside the church the duke claims, He sends him away for good. Just to be sure, there are no more of these heretics priest he plans a new trip around his dukedom. On his trip, he gives the Knights permission to build a new Priory.
With the help of his Grand admiral his expand his ports, to well, local ports…
Not much to say, Get the war started...
I am not the leader
The Long lasting Ideas to bring France into my dukedom have come.
It gives: More AE, Better income, a NICE CB, more stability investments and gona need that as I am getting bigger and bigger.
Just so you know, I am not gona build the Constables for some years. Only 10 BB, wartime!
The duke quickly understands the options he has at hand, The full dream complete, with extra land, filled with silk and universities. If he does not take Firenze soon, the Austrians will get it as an imperial demise. And then he will have a Fort deep inside the French lines to attack from, not to forget, a unified Italian dream.
On a more personal note, I properly, never have to invest more in government technology for the rest of the game. And it will give me 8,2BB. I can move on to France, that will give me 50% there land, and max 3BB- But it might be a problem to form France, as they have colonies now.
Status: Very low inflation
Ready for a majer war
Firanze will cost me extra 5BB, but I am ready for that.