Hello everyone, and welcome to 'The Curse of Brothers', my latest attempt at a narrative AAR after my last effort, 'The Rules of Sword and Crown' went down the drain.
The banner of the Kingdom of León, 11th Century
The Curse of Brothers will follow Alfonso Fernandez Jimena and, hopefully, his descendants, as they strive to achieve dominance over the Iberian peninsula's multitude of kingdoms and taifas, and maybe even extend their influence outside Spain and finally throw off even the notion of the shackles from the Francian powers to the north.
I will strive to make the AAR a character-driven affair, focusing on multiple POW's. Thus the narration will have to take its due time (most months of gameplay will most likely feature 2-4 updates) as I want to develop both the background and motives of the various players as well as their experiance of events taking place during the story. As for connection to the gameplay I take a very liberal approach - sometimes inventing characters or events all together whilst the main themes are based on the gameplay. I will not, however, feature any screenshot's as I want the focus to lie on the story and characters, and not the game it's derived from. I would also like to warn some of you that I will feature rather bloody, sometimes down-right cruel treatment of characters as I like a gritty and dark story.
My ambition is to release at least two updates each week, but hopefully more. However, as I have some health issues, this might lead to some delays from time to time - so if I haven't updated in a week it is quite likely that I am sick, and that I will return as soon as I feel better.
If this appeals to you, then welcome once more, and enjoy!
Table of Contents
The Curse of Brothers
Prologue - The Dog and his Master
Chapter One - The Beating Drum
Chapter Two - Memories of Gold
Chapter Three - The hills have eyes...
Chapter Four - ...and their slopes are sharp as daggers
Chapter Five - Bloodprice
Chapter Six - On Gatekeepers
Chapter Seven - The Lion and the Golden Lord
Chapter Eight - Auspices
Chapter Nine - Snow
Chapter Ten - The Tale of The Master Upcoming!