Keeper of the Converters
- Feb 27, 2009
Things seem stable for the moment. No doubt that's because events are about to spiral out of control.
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Yes, this was me misreading the conditions on creating the empire of Francia. I thought I needed 2 crowns and another crown outside France, Aquitaine, Brittany and Burgundy. Oh well... this might actually make the story more interesting much later on.Great chapter, though I think the Crown of Aquitaine might bring trouble with it.
Hmm, what makes you believe that? Since I know what is going to happen all the way to 1453, I really hope I'm not too misleading or too forthcoming about future events... It wouldn't be much fun to reveal all my secrets so soon!Looks like you'll soon be the "Grandfather of Europe".
I just said that since Queen Victoria was called the 'Grandmother of Europe" since her children and grandchildren married into many of the European royal families; which it seems the d'Ivereas also seem to be doing.Hmm, what makes you believe that? Since I know what is going to happen all the way to 1453, I really hope I'm not too misleading or too forthcoming about future events... It wouldn't be much fun to reveal all my secrets so soon!
Oh yes, I like to send my landless sons away to form their own dynasties. It helps increase the House prestige (unlocks better marriages later) as well and potentially gain strong allies if they're good enough. I don't like to land kinsmen other than my heir because I risk gaining the kinslaying trait if I have to get rid of troublemakers with assassinations. And thanks, it sure was unexpected to win it.I just said that since Queen Victoria was called the 'Grandmother of Europe" since her children and grandchildren married into many of the European royal families; which it seems the d'Ivereas also seem to be doing.
Congratulations on your award, it is very well deserved.
Thanks and welcome aboard!This is really terrific stuff; the first CKII AAR I've read in a while, and an excellent one. Keep up the good work!
Yep, it's my 2nd language. One teacher once said I had a French writing style with longer sentences instead of shorter direct ones. /shrugsI came here via WotW, and I'm glad I did. I just spent the morning and part of the afternoon burning through your AAR and want to congratulate you on an enthralling slice of history. Earlier on your mentioned English was your second language. Could have fooled me. Anyway, I'll be following this from now on.
The game sure has a way to keep you on your toes when things seem too easy... Just you wait later!Time to restore some order to Iberia I hope! You seem to be having some dreadful luck with your family though. Funny, when you think about it; mighty France is not threatened destruction by a more powerful rival, but is threatened destruction because the future King can't get his motor running. Well, maybe the new wife will manage a few offspring yet.
At some point later (forgot exactly when), the AI made an incredibly stupid bride choice for one of my heirs... An imbecile kinswoman. I got lucky afterwards, but it was a close one!Nice job with the crusade. There's certainly a cloud on the succession though, you've got to love the AI choice of brides.
She will play a role later. She would be the kind of woman I'd like to marry!Congrats on a successful crusade. Violante I “Ironside” sounds like a potential force to be reckoned with.