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A land of soaring, vaunting vistas and wild beauty, from the cradle of the Vascons in the south to the banks of the mighty Loire on its northern marches, I dreamt a dream of Aquitaine. Spanning many hundreds of years and deeds-what deeds, of men and lords and ladies. Of battles sprung and campaigns fought I dreamt-of Kings and Emperors and chiefs, of Popes and Bishops and priests. I dreamt of savage infidels that swarmed over the mountains to the south and multitudes, more numerous than the stars, of horse warriors that threatened to the east. I dreamt of cities and towns and villages; of Saintes and Bordeaux, of Lusignan and Royan, of Niort and Nantes-of places sacked and others built up-too many to mention! And o’er all a dynasty to reach and grow and strain at power, at rule and overlordship-the De Poitous they. I dreamt a dream that they would tell us their story, lord by lord, lady by lady, throughout all the years-just as had been foretold and that finally they would, at last, stand on the pinnacle…or fall.

That was my dream and here is their story…

(Ed: I am playing as the Ancient Dukes of Aquitaine, a Duchy that had been created almost 300 years prior to the start of this game in 867. I am playing Old Gods with most DLC loaded i.e: SOA and ROI at normal setting, vanilla. I will not make any promises about not reloading as I generally ensure that the game fits the story that I am playing but I will be telling the story purely in the 1st person-I will try and imbue each of the rulers with the characteristics appropriate to their character traits. I am hoping it will provide another style by which I can keep you gripped.

My intention as House De Poitou: to reach as high as I can even if it means to the throne of West Francia and then France itself if needs be. Watch this space and enjoy…)


Chapter 1-Ramnulf II’s Story: A winter of change…
Chapter 2-Ramnulf II’s Story: A clash of dynasties…
Chapter 3-Ramnulf II’s Story: the lily and the black eagle
Chapter 4-Ramnulf II's Story: the lion awakens
Chapter 5-Ramnulf II's Story: conquest
Chapter 6-Gauzbert's Story: A vale of tears
Chapter 7-Gauzbert's Story: the snake within
Chapter 8-Gauzbert's Story: the right is mine and mine alone!
Chapter 9-Gauzbert's Story: another spin of the whirligig
Chapter 10: An Excerpt from Lords of Aquitaine: a history from 9th to 15th Century by Professor Benedict De Poitou-Hughes
Chapter 11 Gauzbert’s Story: the winter of my life
Chapter 12: Aldebert's Story: A time to build
Chapter 13: 'Lords of Aquitaine': Bretagne 919 to 929
Chapter 14: Aldebert's Story: Lord of the West March
Chapter 15: Europe 940
Chapter 16: The Life and Times of Duke Gauzbert II of Aquitaine Part 1, 940-950 AD
Chapter 17 The Life and Times of Duke Gauzbert II of Aquitaine Part 2, 940-950 AD
Chapter 18 The Life and Times of Duke Gauzbert II of Aquitaine Part 3, 950-953 AD The battle for Aquitaine
Chapter 19 The Life and Times of Duke Gauzbert II of Aquitaine Part 4, 953-957 AD A time for introspection
Chapter 20 The Life and Times of Duke Gauzbert II of Aquitaine Part 5, 957-970 AD The Autumn Duke
[URL="http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/index.php?threads/a-dream-of-aquitaine-an-old-gods-aar.805854/page-12#post-21535427"]Chapter 21: Epilogue[/URL]​
 
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I will definitely be following. By the way, where's that awesome conclusion you promised us in the other AAR? :p
 

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I will definitely be following. By the way, where's that awesome conclusion you promised us in the other AAR? :p

Haha=don't worry-it's coming-am aiming to do it tomorrow as I have the day off my friend ;)

And welcome aboard!
 

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I will be keeping an eye on this. It will nice to see Aquitaine actually achieve something apart from inheriting west francia and then losing it over and over again. :) Good luck
 

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I will be keeping an eye on this. It will nice to see Aquitaine actually achieve something apart from inheriting west francia and then losing it over and over again. :) Good luck

We shall see how I get on. Welcome aboard Saxon
 

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Subbed ^^. I love a good old traditional AAR. Include some pics!
 

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Subbed ^^. I love a good old traditional AAR. Include some pics!

I always include lots of great pictures in my AARs Jokolytic so hope you appreciate them-welcome aboard! :blush:
 

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Ahhhh I missed this when you first posted it.

Glad I found it before we got too far into the story, happily subbed!

welcome aboard Khryses! Have now finished O'Flower so will get cracking with this next weekend :ninja:
 

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An Asantahene, this is worth a good long read!

Hey Orjasmo-welcome aboard! Good to see you-have missed your AARs by the way hint hint lol
 

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Hey Orjasmo-welcome aboard! Good to see you-have missed your AARs by the way hint hint lol

I'm still working on IASB, but it's a lot of work so it takes time to plug out updates. I also started another one about the Hohenzollerns as just a side project.
 

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I'm still working on IASB, but it's a lot of work so it takes time to plug out updates. I also started another one about the Hohenzollerns as just a side project.

I know what you mean about a lot of work. Worth it though
 

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An AAR entirely in the first person? I'd be in even if I hadn't read your Scotland AAR.

Yea have done it before in other forums for other games-I like how personal it makes it so am looking forward to writing this one-looking forward to having you on board Warlord :closedeyes:
 

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Subbed! I'm glad I got in before the first update! Give me to catch up on Scotland. ;)