- Nov 7, 2015
((I'm not going have internet access for the next week or so, so I'm not gonna be able to. Post anything))
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.
((The AAR... it's falling apart...))((I'm resigning from this IAAR for the unseen future. It seems that most players are incapable of making logically sound judgments, and I'd rather not be part of a game which is dictated by the arbitrary will of players who lack any and all consistency in their actions.))
((white stag 2spooky ))Francesco felt tired, he had lived a long life, and with it achieved much greatness to his house; he had secured a familial legacy to the title of duke, a great renovation of the provincal capital and Castilo de Monteneo, a securing of a colony, and the regaining of a council seat.
But he felt it would be wise to call for a hunt, would be high time to see the grounds once more. And so it was called. They commenced a great search, the aim to find a great boar for the feast tonight. The ground was varied, and thus the duke decided to split his party, one would patrol the plains, whereas he and his smaller group would examine the woods. The day dragged on and not a animal in sight, it was most bizarre. But suddenly Francesco had somehow lost his way, and he was alone in the wood. Suddenly he came to a clearing, and what he saw amazed him. A etheral being stood before him, the mighty antleers ofsetting the fine white fur of the magnifcent beast before him. Francesco, before so eager to get something of sport, lay down his crossbow, a degree of reverence called to him. And as he walked towards the proud beast, his world got whiter and whiter, until all was white.
A short while later, the remainder of the hunting party found the same clearing. They found Francesco's horse, which was most startled, and, most puzzingly to them, the duke's crossbow set gently on the floor near the middle of the clearing, but no sign of the Duke could be found.
Duke Francesco Andreas Maximilas de Soneta, 4th Count of Pirineo, 1st Duke of d'ipar mendikakeo, Chancellor to the realm of Hispania ((i can't spell it perfectly, so expect many alt. spellings )) persumed dead on the 21st March 1572 aged 67.
((character bio of Juan II Francesco Michael de Soneta to follow shortly))
may Your rule be as wise and good as Your late father's. With the death of Steward Sastre, his seat on the council is vacant, and I urge You to appoint a new Steward. Until then, I offer my service as Steward to complement with my Treasurer duties ((only for these years, as he'll die soon)). Though age is slowly getting to me and I won't be able to serve for an extended period of time. I shall await the new appointment to announce my plan for the treasury.
Though in my abilities as such, I have to deny the funds the grand admiral requests. A larger navy is only a good idea if affordable, and the economy is at its best when it makes a surplus even in wartime. Accumulating debts to pay for fresh recruitment and reinforcements is the first step to the downfall of a realm, and I will not let that happen. The current navy is enough for our purposes. To modernize the fleet, he may replace the current ships with more modern vessels though.
Your most humble servitor,
François de Montségur, Duke of Trinacria and Treasurer of the Crown
Letter to the King
I humbly ask that you find a place at court for my granddaughter, Marina, perhaps as a Lady in Waiting to Princess Isabel?