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Hello, and welcome to Saint Peter's Throne. This forum game has both similarities to other political role-play games, but also a handful of differences. I, RedNomNoms, will be your Game Moderator, and you, the player, will navigate your character through God's Halls, looking to rise in rank through the Roman Catholic Church.

Saint Peter's Throne will begin on May 25, 1085, moments after the death of Pope Gregory VII. This was a time when the Pope held sway over the entirety of the Western Christian world, crowning Kings and Emperors, and wielding the power of excommunication, a weapon more powerful than an army a hundred-thousand strong. Now, the Papal States is without a Pope, and it is up to you to elect, or even be, his successor.

Whether you choose to use the church to amass personal wealth and power, to charge out to make the Papal States great, or look to reform the Church to make it truly Holy, I once again would like to welcome you, and offer you a chair next to the Throne of Saint Peter.



Rules of Saint Peter’s Throne

So how will this all work? Everything is below. Enjoy.


Joining the Game

The game can be joined at any time.

All players must join the game as either a priest or a soldier. For the sake of the game, for the first conclave I will promote the first players to Cardinals (or Captain-General). After this, the Pope will appoint priests to the College of Cardinals.

To join, simply make a post in the following format:

Name:
Birth Year:
Culture: (Acceptable cultures: Italian, French, German, Norman, Scandinavian, Hungarian, or Croatian)
Field: (Must be cleric or soldier)
Biography: (Short background story for your character

All players start as a bishop in a region controlled by their culture (i.e. French bishops would start in the Kingdom of France). Elevations to Archbishop and Cardinal are by Papal investiture, unless in-game events change this.

If a player's character dies, the player is welcome to create a new one. Players are strongly encouraged to create a family for their character, so that when their character dies, a family member can succeed them. Players who do this will get some on the income, wealth, and influence carried over from their last character as 'inheritance.' Each turn the Pope has a 5% chance of dying, increasing 1% every year he is older than 60. Every character has a 5% chance of dying at 60, and increases 1% every year they are older than 60.


Conclave

After the death of a Pope, all Cardinals must return to Rome to elect a new Pope, in a process known as conclave. The game start predates the Papal Bull that forced Cardinals to be locked in until they elected a Pope, so if you wish you can journey to foreign lands to get gold or other items to support your papal campaign.

In order to elect a Pope, one needs to have a supermajority of two-thirds (2/3) of the vote of the College of Cardinals. Players are encouraged to bribe, blackmail, and force their way into the Papacy. This practice was commonplace in this time period, as all of Europe pushed for their candidate to take the most powerful throne in the Western World.

Votes will be via private message to me here on Paradox Plaza, or on the IRC channel that will be discussed later. This allows you to have a secret ballot. The subject for the message should have 'SPT - Papal Conclave' with the year. For this first Conclave the subject would look like this: 'SPT - Papal Conclave 1085'. In the message text simply include your character's name and who he is voting for.

Note that during this time, there was always a struggle for the Papacy. Backroom deals, behind-the-scenes maneuvering and campaigning, and bribery with land, wealth, or title are all open options to secure the most powerful throne of all. If a Cardinal needed to transfer gold or sources of income to other Cardinals in order to secure their election, upon their election they must PM myself with these transfers so I can update the stats.

Once a new Pope is elected, there will be an update about it, he will choose his new Papal name, appoint their Curia in an IC post, and have a coronation update, which they can PM me any requests for. He will then begin his reign.


Papal Powers

Once elected Pope, the newly elevated Cardinal must choose his Papal name, usually the name of a past Pope or a Saint, though they are free to choose any name (I reserve the right to regulate this as a GM). Following this, they must appoint the five members of the Roman Curia. The Pope has unlimited power as Vicar of Christ on Earth, but outside his normal duties of elevating Cardinals, running the Papal States, ruling on religious issues, and the occasional excommunication, he must find a precedent for his actions. This is obtained by the Pope submitting an IC (or PM, if it is of a sensitive nature) request for the ecclesiastical lawyers to find such a precedent. If one is found, the lawyers will respond either as IC or PM, depending on how the Pope requested it, and then the Pope is free to order it. If the Pope cannot get a precedent, he can go through with it any way, but a rebellious Cardinal may use this to justify the deposition of the Pope. Do note that should all Cardinal positions be filled, and the Pope does not wish to create more, he can elevate worthy priests to be bishops or archbishops, increasing their income and influence (and hopefully making an ally).

Excommunication is the Pope’s most powerful weapon. It is a censure from the Roman Catholic Church, damning the excommunicated soul to hell until the Pope decides to lift it. This can destabilize Kingdoms and Empires, as no one wants a damned liege, and is a useful tool for the Pope to defend himself in face of an unstoppable invasion force, or a powerful rebellion, etc. Excommunication is done via order, and will get its own mini once the ritual is completed.


Roman Curia

The Roman Curia is essentially the Papal equivalent of an executive cabinet. It is made up of the Vice Chancellor, the Secretary of State, the Chamberlain, the Prefect, and the Captain-General. These positions will all be Cardinals appointed by each new Pope (except the Captain-General, which can be a Cardinal or any rank soldier), add significant income and influence to the character appointed, and grant them the Curia order. The Vice Chancellor is the head of the Chancery of the Apostolic Briefs, and serves as the Head of Government of the Papal States, as well as keeping the College of Cardinals in line and combating plots against the Pope. *The Secretary of State controls matters of foreign affairs, and will often be called to negotiate with powers intervening in the Italian Peninsula. The Chamberlain is the head of the Apostolic Camera, and is in charge of economic affairs of the Papal States and the Holy Mother Church. The Prefect is the head of the Apostolic Signatura, acting as the supreme judicial authority in the Papal States, second only to the Pope. Trials of Cardinals, Bishops, and priests will generally go before the Prefect first, who will act as judge and jury for their trial. The Captain-General is the commander-in-chief of the Papal armies, and must maintain the military forces for battle, appointing lieutenant commanders for each regiment, and leading them in battle. Members of the Roman Curia are expected to use their Curia orders to carry out their duties. The Pope is free to create new Curia positions, though he will need a precedent.


College of Cardinals

The College of Cardinals will start at nine people, and will obviously be expanded as the Pope decides so. The Pope can elevate priests (or soldiers, if he would like) to Cardinal status, and can also take a rebellious Cardinal’s hat should he find a precedent to do so. Besides electing the Pope, expanding their personal power, and vying for a spot in the Curia, Cardinals have one duty: deposing the Pope should he violate his sacred duties (or a clever enough plotter finds an excuse to take the throne). In order to call for the deposition of the Pope, a Cardinal must simply IC demanding one, have a justification for the deposition, and get two other Cardinals to support it. A charge of simony, lechery, or murder is sufficient for deposition, though other charges are possible with a precedent. A vote will then be taken, and it requires a supermajority of two-thirds *to depose him. This will be an open vote on the thread. Beware, a failed deposition vote could mean horrific consequences for the betrayers, and unless the desposer has a large and powerful army to ensure the operation goes smoothly, he may face armed resistance.


Stats

Saint Peter's Throne has three stats: Income, Wealth, and Influence. Wealth is measured in ducats, and represents a character's material's worth. Income is measured in ducats per year, and represents the net tithes or income a character has. Influence is measured in clout, and is representative of the sway, friends, and favors a character accumulates over time.

So how are they useful? Well, each turn your income generates more wealth from you. Obviously you will responsibly use your tithes to better the Holy Mother Church and give your extra ducats to charity, but you are allowed to spend it as you please. Influence is gained by having position, courting favor among nobles, and so on, and will make your orders, actions, and plots generally go smoother.

The Roman Catholic Church has three stats as well. Net Income is the Church's yearly income in ducats after paying the Papacy, the Curia, and the College of Cardinals, as well as upkeep for the Papal Army. Treasury is the ducats the Church as stored up for later use. This money can be used to carry out any functions the Pope or the Chamberlain sees fit, and players are able to use the Church's money to pay for their orders if the Pope or Chamberlain gives consent. Moral Authority is the Church's equivalent of influence, and represents the Catholic World's view of the Church. Successfully crushing antipapacies and heresies, asserting papal dominance, successful crusades, wondrous cathedrals, and good works are all ways to increase the Church's Moral Authority. The Pope, Curia, or College of Cardinals being caught in a failed plot, being over lavish, the existence of an antipope or a heresy, or failed crusades are all ways that Moral Authority is degraded. A higher Moral Authority allows the Pope to exert more influence in diplomacy with European lords, and makes excommunication a more powerful weapon. A lower Moral Authority means the Papacy will lose its influence, make excommunication negligible, and allow the spread of heresy.


Orders

Orders cost wealth to carry out, and plots use influence to increase their chance of success. If you are low on wealth, you can spend Influence on orders, but not vice-versa. If you plan to do this, note it in your orders.

Every character gets one personal order per turn. This can be anything, though you may want to make it useful. For instance, if you are short on wealth, getting favor from a bishop would be smart so you are granted more land. If you are looking to carry out a plot, visiting noble families and currying their favor would be a good idea. This should be limited to a single action, and should take up no more than four lines in the message box.

In addition to their personal order, all players get an an administrative order. This is used to carry out their duties for the Church, such as being a Papal legate, or drilling troops, etc. The Pope has one of these, and he is to use it for administering the Papal States (i.e. if he wants to improve the army, build specific buildings, etc.) The administrative order can have multiple actions in it so long as they are related, and should take up no more than six lines in the message box.

Note that the personal order is for actions that help your character, and the administrative order is for doing the duties that a character is tasked with doing by the Church or other organizations. You can use an administrative order to help yourself, but you must make it reasonable (i.e. the Chamberlain can raise the salaries of the Curia).

Finally, the Pope gets an additional Papal order on top of his administrative and personal orders. This is used to do Papal actions such as excommunications, expanding the College of Cardinals, promoting (or demoting) priests or bishops, etc. The Papal order can have as many appropriate actions as the Pope wishes in it, and it will have no limit for length.

Orders should have a subject of “SPT - Your Character’s Name, Current Year”. So, for example:

To: RedNomNoms

Subject: SPT - Pope Gregory VII, 1085

Message text:
Personal Order:
Lots of fun stuff.

Administrative Order:
Even more fun stuff.

Papal Order:
The most fun stuff.


Plots

Plots are group covert efforts, for example assassinations of a Cardinal (or even Pope). These will be treated as a special kind of order. Players are free to secretly plot, gather influence, etc without GM approval. When the plot leader feels he is prepared to act, he must send me a PM detailing the plot goal, its plan, and those who back it. Any requests for NPC support (such as the King of France, Italian noble families, etc) can be directed to me. Once I confirm the people that back the plot, it will be considered an order. A plot serves as the player’s personal order for the turn he decides to launch it, as well as for all those backing the plot. The greater the combined influence a plot has, the more likely it is to succeed. Note that any assassination of a higher-ranking church member, or the Pope himself, will need a very powerful plot backing to succeed.


Updates, Events, and War

There are three types of updates. These will contain the results of orders, events, and other important happenings. The first type of update is a Main Update. It will cover a year in-game, and will contain the results of all the orders sent in, among other events that happen that year. The second type of update is a Mini Update. It will highlight or cover a specific event during the year. The final type of update is a Conclave Update, which will be updates relating to Conclave as votes are cast and moves made.

Events are significant happenings (such as a war, a new ruler in another land, a natural disaster, or an unexpected benefit) that will usually cause a headache for the Pontiff, though sometimes will bring him joy. The majority of SPT will be player-driven, but the events will provide the substance for you as a player to create this content.

In the event of war, the Captian-General will use his Curia order to determine general strategy. His lieutenant commanders will be given a special war order for determining their regiment’s objectives in combat. I will write up mini updates for major battles, and perhaps if you are a soldier or an officer you will be noted in such a mini for commendable service to the Bishop of Rome.

IRC Channel

The IRC Channel is for OOC conversation and speaking with me. It is not a requirement, but is strongly recommended.

Network: http://www.coldfront.net/
Channel name: #StPeters
Instructions:
1) Go to ColdFront using the link above.
2) Choose the Flash or Java Client
3) Create a screen name
4) The client will auto-add you to #coldfront. Leave this channel.
5) In the command box type "/join #StPeters"
You should then be logged in and ready to chat.

GM NOTE: Saint Peter's Throne will not be a place to discuss or satirize the current sexual abuse scandals in the Roman Catholic Church. There is a place for everything, and this is not the place for said discussion in any way. To make this clear, the first instance of violating this rule will result in the removal of the offending player's character and suspension for one week from the game. The second instance will result in banning from the game.
 
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THE HOLY SEE

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Church Net Income: 1692750 Ducats per Year
Treasury: 1912124 Ducats
Moral Authority: 85 %

Financial Breakdown:
Church Income:
Base Income: 4000000 Ducats per Year
Additional Income: 415000 Ducats per Year
Gross Income: 4415000 Ducats per Year

Church Expenses:
Church Salaries: 1221000 Ducats per Year
Lateran Palace Upkeep: 250000 Ducats per Year
St. Peter's Basilica Upkeep: 300000 Ducats per Year
Total Clerical Spending: 1771000 Ducats per Year

Military Expenses:
Papal Army: 51250 Ducats per Year
Mercenaries: 0 Ducats per Year
Total Military Spending: 51250 Ducats per Year

Loan Expenses:
Principle Balance: 15000000 Ducats per Year
Interest Payment: 900000 Ducats per Year



POPE OF ROME: Vacant

THE ROMAN CURIA:

Vice Chancellor :
Hans Berg

Secretary of State :
Andre Caron

Chamberlain of the Apostolic Camera:
Cesare Daimino

Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura:
Vacant

Captain-General of the Papal Army:
Sebastien von Jurring



THE COLLEGE OF CARDINALS:

Andre Caron
Player: NikoHOI3
Income: 307000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 925000 Ducats
Influence: 135 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Archbishopric of Marseilles
Grandmastery of the Order of Saint Nicholas
Cesare Damiano
Player: Tapscott
Income: 148000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 480000 Ducats
Influence: 135 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Archbishopric of Gaeta
Godefroy de Aquitaine
Player: nachopontmercy
Income: 132000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 613000 Ducats
Influence: 120 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Archbishopric of Bordeaux
Deanery of Roman Benedictine University
Hans Berg
Player: Noco19
Income: 177000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 476000 Ducats
Influence: 140 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Archbishopric of Mainz
5% Stake in the Cross Company
Mario di Palizzi
Player: Imperator1993
Income: 115000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 390000 Ducats
Influence: 80 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Archbishopric of Lecce
Lorenzo Palatino
Player: Riccardo93
Income: 115000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 335000 Ducats
Influence: 145 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Archbishopric of Florence
Bishopric of Pavia
Geoffrey de Soissons
Player: XVG
Income: 110000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 340000 Ducats
Influence: 75 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Bishopric of Soissons
Albert of Liege
Player: aussieboy
Income: 120000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 149000 Ducats
Influence: 45 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Archbishopric of Liege
Louis de Cluny
Player: Maxwell500
Income: 145000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 330000 Ducats
Influence: 50 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Archbishopric of Paris
Archbishopric of Reims



ARCHBISHOPS AND BISHOPS:

Archbishops:

Angelo da Rogliano
Player: Jackbollda
Income: 35000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 185000 Ducats
Influence: 65 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Archbishopric of Corsica
Lorenzo Degambiella
Player: Frymonmon
Income: 35000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 185000 Ducats
Influence: 60 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Archbishopric of Naples

Bishops:

Niccolo Farnese
Player: Marschalk
Income: 15000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 115000 Ducats
Influence: 40 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Bishopric of Orvieto
Herman-Leopold von Pfalz
Player: Jack118
Income: 15000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 85000 Ducats
Influence: 25 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Bishopric of Worms

Mikkel Audensøn
Player: Spectre17
Income: 15000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 40000 Ducats
Influence: 30 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Bishopric of Roskilde
Albert von Habsburg
Player: Razuiru
Income: 15000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 40000 Ducats
Influence: 30 Clout
Fiefdoms:
None
Albero de Louvain
Player: KeldoniaSkylar
Income: 15000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 40000 Ducats
Influence: 30 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Bishopric of Brussels



OTHER NOTABLE CATHOLICS:
Giovanni Orsini
Player: Mathrim
Income: 5000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 15000 Ducats
Influence: 120 Clout
Fiefdoms:
None
Rodrigo Borgia
Player: AdrianoMartell
Income: 0 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 135000 Ducats
Influence: 45 Clout
Fiefdoms:
None
Charles de Montfort
Player: theAhawk
Income: 300000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 225000 Ducats
Influence: 50 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Ports of Ancona
Shipwrights of Ancona
Indrechtach II (Columbian)
Player: Ab Ovo
Income: 10000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 63000 Ducats
Influence: 120 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Bishopric of the Isles
Edgar Mac Dunbar (Columbian)
Player: etranger01
Income: 0 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 55000 Ducats
Influence: 40 Clout
Fiefdoms:
Bishopric of Lothian



THE PAPAL ARMY:

Captain-General of the Papal Army:
Sebastien Heinberg Guttson von Jurring
Player: Dadarian
Income: 70000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 165000 Ducats
Influence: 85 Clout
Fiefdoms:
None

First Papal Lancer Squadron: 930 Heavy Cavalry
Lieutenant-Commander:
Sebastien Heinberg Guttson von Jurring

First Roman Regiment: 850 Heavy Infantry
Lieutenant-Commander:
Albert von Hardeg
Player: Stuckenschmidt
Income: 45000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 140000 Ducats
Influence: 70 Clout
Fiefdoms:
None

Second Roman Regiment: 1500 Heavy Infantry
Lieutenant-Commander:
Vacant

Papal Guard: 65 Heavy Infantry
Captain:
Alessandro Piero
Player: alexander23
Income: 30000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 159000 Ducats
Influence: 35 Clout
Fiefdoms:
40% Stake in the Cross Company

Order of Fides 65 Heavy Infantry
Grandmaster:
Vacant (Tied to the Papacy)



THE CROSS COMPANY:

Captain of the Cross Company:
Alaric Reiter
Player: tonkatoy5
Income: 2000 Ducats per Year
Wealth: 46000 Ducats
Influence: 40 Clout
Fiefdoms:
55% Stake in the Cross Company

1st Battalion: 1000 Heavy Infantry
2nd Battalion: 1000 Heavy Infantry
3rd Battalion: 1000 Heavy Infantry
4th Battalion: 1000 Light Infantry
5th Battalion: 1000 Light Infantry



COMPANIONS OF SAINT PETER:
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Eternal rest, grant unto him O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.


Heinrich Von Staufen (Spectre17) 1031 - 1086
Adriano Borgia (AdrianoMartell) 1060 - 1087
Henre deAlberte (99KingHigh) 1044 - 1089
Antonio Dandolo (gliomarto) 1052 - 1089
Lando II (Maxwell500) 1024 - 1090



FORMAT:
Character Name
Player: Players Name
Income: Annual Income
Wealth: Held Wealth
Influence: Available Clout
Fiefdoms:
Primary Fief
Secondary Fief
Tertiary Fief
 
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Name: Leone de Sabelli
Culture: Italian
Date of Birth: June 20th, 1052
Position: Priest
Biography: A member of one of the old aristocratic families of Rome, Leone went into the Priesthood at an early age as the men of his family were expected to do. Currently Abbot of the wealthy and influential monastery of S. Giacomo outside the hills of Rome; Leone is looking to angle his way into a cardinalate.
 
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[Cesare Damiano's Bastard Son:
Name: Giovanni Damiano
Culture: Italian
Date of Birth: 9th October 1075
Position: Baron of the Vicovaro
Status: Legitimized and Acknowledged]​
 
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Biography: Von Jurring was born in the Swiss town of Jurring in 1061 or 1062. However what is known is that he joined a group of Free Soldiers at a young age and traveled with them across Europe. Having fought for the Holy Roman Emperor in the Saxon Rebellion and Great Saxon Revolt. He left his services after disagreements resulting from his treatment of the Pope and soon left for Roma for peace of body and peace of mind.

He was commissioned to lead the Second Roman Regiment, and fought in the Investiture War under joint leadership of Lando II and Warrior-Cardinal de Alberte. Upon Pope Lando II's death, he was raised to the rank of Captain General of the Papal Army.
 
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Name: Hugh of Cluny (Lando II, 1085-90)
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Position: Priest(later Pope)
Biography: Abbot of Cluny until his election to the Throne of St. Peter in 1085, whereupon he took the name Lando II and sat as Vicar of Christ for five years before passing away from sickness.
 
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History:
  • In 1085, he was appointed as Arhbishop of Fermo and Bishop of Hereford.
  • His first son, Marco Charles Lando, was born in 1086 to an Italian noblewoman. In the same year heavy investment into the port of Ancona gained him the title, Habourmaster of Ancona.
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  • In 1889, he continued to invest in his local shipyard, which, once completed, was the largest and most profitable shipwright in Italy outside of Venice.
 
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Name: Antonio Dandolo
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Biography: Coming from one of the wealthiest families of the wealthiest republic (of Venice, if someone didn't catch it), Antonio was born to become a merchant... but he thought otherwise. In childhood he became so sick of all the talk of money his father did, he asked grandfather Francesco Dandolo to allow to pursuit the military career. At the age of 16 Antonio left his home city and ventured to join the band of Robert Guiscard as a mercenary, where he rose in ranks fighting Saracens and Greeks. Just a year ago, he witnessed the sack of Rome by his comrades-in-arms, but refused to participate himself. Understanding that he would never achieve any great position with foreign Normans, and feeling how vulnerable the Papacy is, he bade heartily farewell to Robert and offered his services to the late Pope Gregory.

((Too many priests, too few soldiers, we need more Italians to prevent Germans taking over our Papal Army))
 

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The Death of Pope Gregory VII

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The Priest-Doctor said another prayer, but nothing seemed to help. Pope Gregory was coughing up blood, his strength faltering. The bishop and the priests of the Cathedral of Salerno looked on. Everyone knew that soon the Pope would die. His skin was so pale and his body so frail it was difficult to see. The Pontiff turned to the bishop of Salerno, and spoke.

"My son, come here, come here." he whispered, before another fit of coughing.

The bishop kneeled by his side. "Yes, Holy Father?"

"Soon, I will pass on, to meet the Lord our God, and our Savior Jesus Christ. I must admit, I am very afraid. I ask of you, bury me here, and not in Rome. I do not want my body to be witness to the horrid battles I know will soon take place in those halls. When they are called to Conclave, the Cardinals will gather like vultures, hungry for their prize. I cannot be that be my eternal resting place," the Pontiff sighed.

"Of course, Holy Father, of course."

An hour later, the Pope had passed, and a messenger sprinted from Salerno toward Rome. Soon, the College would be called to Conclave, and a new Pope would reign over Rome.


GM Note: The first nine priests will be elevated to serve as our College of Cardinals. After the first Pope is elected, it will be that player's job. Additionally, stats will also be up later today. Once we have all fifteen Cardinals, I will put up the Call to Conclave and we can truly begin.
 
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((OOC: We may have to wait for 15 priests. And with this announcement it will be even more likely that new people will join as priests. Come on, Papal States need their army! Of course I do not mind there being fewer competitors for real power.
I've got a question about characters' deaths by the way. First, just to confirm, I hope whoever got himself into an unfortunate incident with snakes can reroll as another character afterwards, right? Second, will it be possible to arrange so that new character (for example, relative of the same family) will inherit some of amassed lands and wealth?))
 

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((OOC: We may have to wait for 15 priests. And with this announcement it will be even more likely that new people will join as priests. Come on, Papal States need their army! Of course I do not mind there being fewer competitors for real power.
I've got a question about characters' deaths by the way. First, just to confirm, I hope whoever got himself into an unfortunate incident with snakes can reroll as another character afterwards, right? Second, will it be possible to arrange so that new character (for example, relative of the same family) will inherit some of amassed lands and wealth?))
GM Note: Haha, it's always good to have less competition, I would agree. You are able to come back as another character if yours dies, and I strongly encourage you to keep playing characters from within your first character's family. The benefits of this is that they will indeed receive inheritance in their stats, so it gives you more of an incentive to get such land and wealth. I will however reserve the right to limit someone coming back as new characters if they kill their character off fifteen times or something ridiculous.

EDIT: I will be reducing the size of the College of Cardinals to nine to make game start come quicker.
 
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Name: Godefroy de Aquitaine
Birth Year: 1036
Culture: French
Position: Priest
Biography: One of the youngest brothers from the ruling family in Aquitaine, Godefroy had to search for his own fortune far away from home. After studying Law in Bologna he saw how much he could learn from he Holy Texts, and so he decided to study Theology and join a Benedictine Congregation in Northern Italy. Years of study have granted him a nice reputation of being a wise man, and finally his Monastery has sent him to Rome to learn even more.
 

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((RNN; you have listed Bishops and Archbishops in the Conclave lists, but, having reread the rules, I am still unsure how we get there. (though I may have missed something...) Is it by papal appointment or is there another system? [and if the former, will some of the first 15 become bishops/archbishops or not?]))
 

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((RNN; you have listed Bishops and Archbishops in the Conclave lists, but, having reread the rules, I am still unsure how we get there. (though I may have missed something...) Is it by papal appointment or is there another system? [and if the former, will some of the first 15 become bishops/archbishops or not?]))

GM Note: For now, bishops and archbishops will be appointed by the Pope. The first nine priests will be elevated to Cardinals. After that, it is up to the Pope who gets the appointments.