- Apr 2, 2011
Welcome to the Fly the orange banner: a House d'Orange AAR. This AAR will be played as the House d'Orange to claim their rightful place on the Frisian throne as a Dutch royal house. My inspiration for this was the fact that the Dutch royal house Van Oranje (Dutch for d'Orange) actually holds the throne in our time. Thus trying to recreate this situation with House d'Orange sounds fun to me, especially as they start as lowly counts of Venaissin in Provence.
I'd like to try and tell this House's story through a third person view centered on the current ruler I am playing. The first instalment will be Rainaut d'Orange of Venaissin. Future instalments will be his heirs. Now please bear with me, this will be my first AAR, so all critism is welcome. I will do my best on my part as well.
The format will be a narrative, supported by ingame screenshots. Maybe a bit opportune for my first AAR, but I feel familiar with the format, so I want to try it out. Each chapter will start with a short overview of the current situation. This will mostly be feudal relations on who is in power where that is important to where we are in the story.
As this is my first AAR, I will probably be missing important screenshots from time to time. Next to that I wont be telling the stories of the brothers, sisters and their ofspring. I will be solely focussing on the main line of the House. All that said, it is time to get cracking. Nations aren't formed standing around doing nothing.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: Rainaut d'Orange, count of Venaissin 15 september 1066 - 16 october 1106
Chapter 2: Reinoud Reinoudszoon d'Orange, 2nd duke of Provence 16 october - ?
I have left out most names, and have taken to refering to those characters as a mayor, or the chansellor. This to prevent the introduction of names that will only be named once. For more important characters such as kings I did include the name, even though they only appear once.
Further more I decided to include House names into titles to show wether a dynasty has taken over a realm. Examples are Heinrich IV Salian of the HRE and Bertrand II Bosonid of Provence.
Mods and DLC:
I use no mods in this game. In terms of DLC I use all mayor ones except the Sunset Invasion (which I dont got) and I am missing the last two batches of minor cosmetical DLC, the Russian and Mediterranian.
The choices are make per character are RP choices. They are not the ones which I would personally make, but based on what the character would do.