Gladio vici, gladio teneo, gladio tenebo.
- May 12, 2013
I'm a fairly new member to the forum, but I have been a lurker on here for some time. I've always read AARs to get inspiration for my own playthroughs, and often get hooked on the good ones. After enjoying the work of others, I can't resist the temptation to have a go myself.
I shall be playing as the Palaiologoi, starting in September 1066 as Nikephoros Palaiologos, Doux of Epirus. I'm playing will no mods and all DLC except Sunset Invasion. The narrator will occasionally change but this will be noted in Italics at the beginning of each part.
I originally intended on writing all dates as Anno Mundi(A.M.), but it would be extra work for me and confusing for readers, so I've stuck with Anno Domini(A.D.).
I. No cheats.
II. No reloading.
III. Most decisions will be made for roleplay purposes, but some will be made to spice up the story and later justified by RP.
I: Establish a powerbase and secure the future of the Palaiologoi.
II: Seat a Palaiologos on the Imperial throne.
III: Recapture Egypt and the Levant from the heathens.
IV: Attempt the conquest of Persia.
Part I - Barbarians at the Gate
Part II - Divine Providence