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Should I wait until the next update to present my plans as Court Chaplin?))

((May as well wait. There's not much to do anyway. I'll just keep investing in becoming papal controller.))
 

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'Why does everyone think it necessary to send over their damned physicians? Don't they think I am able to find one good enough... *cough*... What they can do for me is leave me alone and that Basque snake out of the Cortz, not send me their help! There's nothing they can do! I am old and that is all there is to say! *cough*' The physician tried to alleviate the Duke's pain, but he waved him away.
'Father, please, calm down. They are only doing what can be expected of them. The best aid they can give. They all mean well, and you should be thankful for that.'
'It is easy to help a dying man, isn't it! Well, I won't have any of their so-called help! Perhaps from de Soneta, but the others would rather poison me to fasten my death! Never! Now get out as well!'
Vincenzo despaired. Even simple court etiquette annoyed his father now. But he still had to inform him of the development at court.'Father, I am sure you want to hear about your trial. You were found innocent.'
'Of course', he just mumbled into his beard. 'The clerics must get some things right.'
'As for the Cortz, I fear that nobody has presented himself other than Bartolo Etxeto, who has become a part of that assembly...' Vincenzo had long thought about whether to tell him or not. Then he remembered that his father, whatever condition he was in, sat in the Cortz as well – so he had to tell him.
The Duke erupted like the Etna, impressive considering his situation. Curses of all kind followed, not just of Etxeto, but of all nobles, unable to see even the simplest things, without any ambition behind them – did they all want to stay counts or lower? He should have asked the lord of that crumbling castle over the hill to present himself – he would have done it! Back in his youth, he would have... he would have... Then this outburst of energy asked its tribute, and the Duke fell back, exhausted.
Vincenzo left his father with the physician and went to get Cardinal Abate, on the medicus' clear sign. There was nothing he could do for him. A tear rolled down from his eyes, as he knew that the bellicose man who was his father would soon be gone from this world.



Instead of his father, it was therefore Vincenzo who wrote to the king on behalf of this new law:


Your Majesty,

The Noble Internment Act is certainly a great honour, and reflects in death the Knight of the Light's deeds in his life. As such, I can only support it in my father's name.
I wish to excuse any upheaval he has caused in the recent past, though I do understand his wish for equal treatment of the Duque of Navarre. While a full inquisitorial investigation may be too much, may I propose that any newly elected member of the Cortz would have to experience a small ecclesiastical control of his faith? If any doubts arise, either his nomination can be retired or a full investigation follow. But this is no pressing concern.

Your humble servant,
Vincenzo Castelozzi, Heir to Trinacria

[landed noble, Cortz member, Representative to Byzantium]

((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.))
 

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My King

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
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The feast was truly going well. As expected, the French wine was as excellent as the rumors claimed it to be, and Stefano was truly curious on tasting from the Breton lambs who were delivered soon after he arrived. Truly, it was a good day and seeing his son together with his wife just enjoying the day made him even happier.

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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It would not be seemly for a man of the cloth to be seen engaging in trade, so I cannot accept such terms.

I understand. But I'm still happy that you have chosen to help me in some way. As I said I'll be sending a percentage of my income to your "backup treasury". It has also come to my attention that you didn't enjoy the feast as much as others. I do not want to force you to anything so if you so wish so you may leave. And now if you excuse me I'll go back to other guest.
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((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.))

((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. :p))

My King

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'll keep this in mind for the next election for the Cortz. With Luigi Castelozzi on the brink of death, I imagine it will be sooner rather than later.))
 

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((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. :p))

((Seems like I haven't been clear :oops:. I mean for the future members of the Cortz, not for Dadarian's character. Causing a lot of confusion lately. :confused:))
 

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((Seems like I haven't been clear :oops:. I mean for the future members of the Cortz, not for Dadarian's character. Causing a lot of confusion lately. :confused:))

((Well the investigation is for heresy, so unless people get into the habit of declaring everyone who tries to join the Cortz a heretic, we shouldn't have a problem.))
 

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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))
 
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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 have to choose between Cagliari or Sassari; you can't have both. I'll have to wait for your official bio before adding your new character though, since I can't add a character without a birth year.))
 

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Name: Raffaelo of Tarragona
Date of birth:1482
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(Faction) Progressive Clergy
Religion: Catholic
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.
 

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Name: Raffaelo of Tarragona
Date of birth:1482
Class: Clergy
(Faction) Progressive Clergy
Religion: Catholic
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.
((You don't state the faction until Aragon is a republic. :p))
 
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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.

Manuel was mildly unnerved by the sudden talk of assassination, but nevertheless thanked the marshal for his gift, commenting on its beauty.
He left the feast feeling not a little paranoid.

((@Keinwyn, How could I edit the words " Lumen de Lumine, Deum verum de Deo Vero" into both ecclesiastical Coats of Arms. Sorry.....Again))
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((Probably instigating changes with their corrupt brothers or speaking out for the poor working conditions of Neapolitian immigrants))
 

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((What, like the Progressive Party of Teddy Roosevelt? :p))

((Well I hope these progressive clergy don't go around waving their "big sticks" at followers. :p))
 
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My Liege,

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.

Signed,
Jaume Limmona, Count in Naples
 

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My Liege,

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.

Signed,
Jaume Limmona, Count in Naples
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An excellent suggestion. I already know that you are well acquainted with my subjects in Naples and should be able to aid them through the transition. You may assume your duties as Viceroy of Naples immediately.

- His Majesty, Ferran II de Trastámara, King of Aragon and Naples, and Protector of the Greeks
 

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Alejandro was tense. He had never stood in front of so many nobles before. He had no idea what to say to these people and he looked like a vagrant even in his finest clothes compared to these great lords and ladies. He swapped some stories with the good admiral but every other courtier and noble looked at him with disdain. Instead of awkwardly mingling he ate by himself in the back of the courtyard.

But one day they would all come to him, begging to hear tales of his latest adventure to India. He could not wait for that day...