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It would not be seemly for a man of the cloth to be seen engaging in trade, so I cannot accept such terms.
((My proposition is to have an investigation 'light', with, halved chance to find something perhaps? In case of some minor evidence found, then the nobility can rethink the election, in case of major evidence a full investigation follow to see if it is the truth. But this proposal can wait for after the next years have passed. Might also be a bit much.))
The Noble Internment Act seems like a fine gesture towards those who served the kingdom honourly and well. I can only agree to such a proposement. As we're talking of serving already, if the Cortz should happen to get any free seats, I would like to propose myself as a member of it. I know I said I'm not the most known man in diplomacy among the aristocracy, but having a father who was diplomat himself does give you some insight, and I worked hard on improving my reputation around the court.
Your loyal subject
Stefano von Thun
Count of Zaragoza
Marshal of the Realm
((I'm just going to do a normal investigation. And it wasn't really an election since he was the only one who ran at the time. ))
((Seems like I haven't been clear . I mean for the future members of the Cortz, not for Dadarian's character. Causing a lot of confusion lately. ))
Dear Court of Aragon,
I am burdened with addressing the court in deep sorrow by announcing the death of my late father, Alfonso Gonzaga Este. The second D'Este to be murdered in living memory, my father was killed by a minor Neapolitan noble who resisted Aragon's influence in that kingdom while departing Aragon to Naples. Due to me being a member of the church, the Modenan branch of house Este is now extinct. I demand vengeance on the upstart nobles of Naples! More humbly I ask for the titles of archbishops of Cagliari and Sassari. The people of Sardinia have had no spiritual guidance for too long.
-Raffaelo De Modenesa, Bishop of Majorca
(( A official bio is forthcoming))
((@Keinwyn, How could I edit the words " Lumen de Lumine, Deum verum de Deo Vero" into both ecclesiastical Coats of Arms. Sorry.....Again))
((You don't state the faction until Aragon is a republic. ))Character Creation
Name: Raffaelo of Tarragona
Date of birth:1482
(Faction) Progressive Clergy
Bio: Raffaelo D'Este, born 1482, is a second generation Aragonese born Italian. Separated from his twin sister and forced into the clergy by his father at age 13, Raffaelo became acutely aware of his role in continuing to build his family's power in Aragon. Struggling in the beginning of his tutelage under the then Archbishop Sastre, Raffaelo now believes in the eternal and moving power of faith. However, realizing the role the church plays in politics, Raffaelo focuses on the role of the church in government and diplomacy. Always eager to please, it is his dream to become a Cardinal or even a Pope in Rome.
Since the the family has been far away from Este for generations, it's house will be changed Mòdena, the Catalan word for those from the Modena region.
After much searching, the mansion was truly a maze for those who didn't have an all too good orientation, he found the former Bishop Saster, who he warmly greeted, congratulated on his new position of Archbishop and Cardinal, and he made him a present in form of a masterfully worked sword with valuable jewels in its grip.
"I don't say that you're in danger, not even closely. But every man needs a good weapon, and I made sure it was just made out of the best iron from our mines in Zaragoza. And those golden ornaments on the grip are made out of Gold from the newly conquered La Mancha. I hope it will serve you well, my Cardinal. It would be really angry if someone managed to kill you, I owe you much for educating my son and I'd have to make sure you were properly avenged."
Afterwards, Stefano sat to a table and got himself a conversation with Viceroy D'Este.
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May I humbly request the position of Viceroy Naples, for I believe the Dissolution of the Neapolitan Estates is a tumultuous time and I know that for the remainder of the finalities of sorting this out that the region requires administration. Doing so will help to quell any unrest that might occur in the current disorder.
By having a Viceroy managing Naples, we can also ensure that any hardline nobles are brought to kerb and neutered before they can ever even think of becoming a nuisance or threat.
Jaume Limmona, Count in Naples