The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
To me, that's a touching paragraph, because the ending suggests that Gimnec is hoping, against all hope, that his son is still alive, captured by Turk but still alive. And then maybe Gimnec's last line, about there being no blackbirds this time, can be read as his realization that his son is, indeed, dead....Small green spots appeared like glow-worms of rapidly growing numbers and size. They quickly filled his view and darkness followed them. He never felt the ground. He awoke a few seconds later. Pain welcomed him. His head was nothing but a sphere of pain, with a blade of fire running through his face. He still managed to notice a rough couch under him and nearby men speaking in an unknown language. Then he heard blackbirds singing…”
Beware, it's a big addictive tale. So if you don't have enough time on your hands for the whole thing, just read the three or four last updates and you'll understand my former question .Duke of Wellington said:So it is not Serbia, hmmmmm
No I haven't read Here There Be Dragons. I shall catch up on it
Nil-The-Frogg said:But Duke of Wellington's obsession regarding the country I'm playing with has made me wonder how this is percieved by you all readers. I'm just curious to know your guesses. Then, I'll tell you: wouldn't like to be responsible for an heart attack!
Now, lessee, straining my long-defunct highschool French into action... "If you pass through there, Denise, I would beg you to well excuse me for having massacred the perspective"? Anything like that? Just curious (I get the same curiosity whenever the Danish or Swedish clans on the boards start throwing out their secret messages, but my French is somewhat better than my Scandinavian - which is non-existent - so at least here I can take a wild stab at it).Si tu passes par là, Denise, je te prie de bien vouloir m'excuser d'avoir massacré la perspective...
Herm... Cough, cough... <N-t-F Points at his sig>Half of me is kicking myself for not recalling my French as I should after five years of it in school.