• Crusader Kings III Available Now!

    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.


    Real Strategy Requires Cunning

wolfcity

First Lieutenant
48 Badges
Mar 18, 2010
278
0
  • Rome Gold
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Prison Architect
  • Semper Fi
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Victoria 2
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis III: Collection
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Shadowrun Returns
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Stellaris
  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Divine Wind
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Darkest Hour
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III: Their Finest Hour
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • King Arthur II
I have been rereading this epic, and currently I am at the death of Basil when I found this:

Yet this powerful military could not be supported without a formidable trade network, and as Ghana before, the powerful Mali Caliphate could call upon European desires for gold, ivory, and other trade goods to fund its coffers. Plentiful gold fields are evidenced by Imperial edicts banning any individual from possessing any gold other than coins minted by the Imperial government. Clair Townsend argues, with considerable evidence, that this was an anti-inflationary measure, to ensure the central government held a tight rein on the plentiful gold supply.(4) Money was so plentiful that supposedly when Mansa Musa stopped in Alexandria and was received by the Roman Emperor Andronikos II, the Malian Emperor made a gift of a solid golden sword and scepter to his Roman counterpart, seriously impressing the normally unflappable Andronikos. (5)
Where was that in the story?!?! I don't remember a trip from Mansa Musa in the reign of Andronikos Bloodrinker
 

BraidsMAmma

Second Lieutenant
8 Badges
Dec 29, 2010
133
0
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • 500k Club
I have been rereading this epic, and currently I am at the death of Basil when I found this:



Where was that in the story?!?! I don't remember a trip from Mansa Musa in the reign of Andronikos Bloodrinker
Ah, the canon of RA expands yet a little bit =)
 

theKing1988

SWMH Autokrator
53 Badges
Jan 13, 2010
4.390
2.519
  • Europa Universalis IV: Art of War
  • Cities: Skylines - After Dark
  • Knights of Honor
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Rome Gold
  • Europa Universalis IV: Res Publica
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis IV: Wealth of Nations
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Deus Vult
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Cities: Skylines - Natural Disasters
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Cities: Skylines - Mass Transit
  • Europa Universalis IV: Mandate of Heaven
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Cities: Skylines - Green Cities
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife Pre-Order
  • Cities: Skylines - Parklife
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rights of Man
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • 500k Club
  • Victoria 2
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Cities: Skylines - Snowfall
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • Cities: Skylines
General_BT, I hereby declare you a demon!
You have 666 posts in this thread...;)
If anything you should praise him for the story instead. There is other AARS and then there is Rome AArisen, this is as behemoth of a tale, this is a close as you come to literature when reading an AAR, and it is so well done, i don't regret any of the countless hours i have spent on this AAR :happy:
 
Last edited:

EmperorG

Exarch et Katepan
67 Badges
Jan 24, 2011
1.415
453
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Stellaris
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Victoria 2
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • King Arthur II
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
First post here, and I have to applaud everyone in this thread especially you General_BT! This has been a captivating and very engrossing story, took me a good several weeks of reading to finish it, and I can't wait for the sequel. Also BT as for the german minor states you can't remember, you mentioned Wuttenburg several times and the Swiss confederation showed up in one the last maps before the end. I would give Baden to Wuttenburg and Breisgau to the Swiss that way you don't have to worry about making too many states while also making the Germans not too much of a pushover for any local powers.
 

Nikolai

Basileus Romaion
71 Badges
Jun 17, 2001
19.653
1.782
  • Europa Universalis IV: Pre-order
  • Europa Universalis: Rome
  • Semper Fi
  • Sengoku
  • Supreme Ruler: Cold War
  • Victoria 2
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • 500k Club
  • Cities: Skylines
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Knight (pre-order)
  • Europa Universalis III: Collection
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Europa Universalis: Rome Collectors Edition
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Stellaris
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Stellaris: Galaxy Edition
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
  • Stellaris Sign-up
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Stellaris: Lithoids
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Hearts of Iron II: Armageddon
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Darkest Hour
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Europa Universalis III: Chronicles
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis IV: Conquest of Paradise
  • Europa Universalis IV: Call to arms event
  • For The Glory
  • For the Motherland
  • Hearts of Iron III
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Magicka
  • March of the Eagles
He still have one or two areas to cover IIRC. I guess he just got burned out.
 

Vesimir

Sword of Rheged
30 Badges
Oct 1, 2008
3.115
1
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • 500k Club
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • 200k Club
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Victoria 2
AAR is finished, dude, although I don't know If General would continue it to EU3
He showed us his conversions into EU. And it was pointed at that there might be a continuation many times. So why in the hell would you assume I was talking about the CK AAR?

Anyways, I'm eager to hear from BT himself.
 

EmperorG

Exarch et Katepan
67 Badges
Jan 24, 2011
1.415
453
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Stellaris
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Victoria 2
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • King Arthur II
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
I wonder if he might continue it into EU4 instead of EU3 now? Or are there no converters for that sort of thing?
 

EmperorG

Exarch et Katepan
67 Badges
Jan 24, 2011
1.415
453
  • Victoria 2: A House Divided
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Victoria: Revolutions
  • Divine Wind
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Rome Gold
  • Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Crusader Kings II: Sunset Invasion
  • Crusader Kings II: Sons of Abraham
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Rajas of India
  • Crusader Kings II: The Old Gods
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: Charlemagne
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Europa Universalis IV: Third Rome
  • 500k Club
  • Europa Universalis IV: El Dorado
  • Mount & Blade: With Fire and Sword
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Cadet
  • Crusader Kings II: Way of Life
  • Europa Universalis IV: Common Sense
  • Crusader Kings II: Horse Lords
  • Europa Universalis IV: Cossacks
  • Crusader Kings II: Conclave
  • Stellaris
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Crusader Kings II: Reapers Due
  • Tyranny: Archon Edition
  • Stellaris: Digital Anniversary Edition
  • Stellaris: Leviathans Story Pack
  • Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia
  • Crusader Kings II: Monks and Mystics
  • Imperator: Rome
  • Stellaris: Apocalypse
  • Stellaris: Humanoids Species Pack
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Expansion Pass
  • Stellaris: Distant Stars
  • Crusader Kings II: Holy Fury
  • Europa Universalis IV: Dharma
  • Victoria 2
  • Crusader Kings II: Jade Dragon
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Together for Victory
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis IV: Golden Century
  • Hearts of Iron IV: Death or Dishonor
  • King Arthur II
  • Hearts of Iron III Collection
Also I just noticed we never got a chance to see the maps for Eastern Europe, and parts of Central and Northern Europe too.
 

BraidsMAmma

Second Lieutenant
8 Badges
Dec 29, 2010
133
0
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Crusader Kings II: Legacy of Rome
  • Crusader Kings II: The Republic
  • Crusader Kings II: Sword of Islam
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • 500k Club
I just wanted to say that I still come by here now and then just to check up if something happened.
Rome AARisen was this really amazing thing that I miss deeply.
And dear General, even if you have no plans to finish the last maps (to say nothing of Rome AsundAAR) if you read this.
Please just drop a note that you are alive and kicking. I admire you very much and hope everything is good with you.

Lots of love from Sweden
 

Kirsch27

Captain
9 Badges
Mar 16, 2008
319
1
  • Deus Vult
  • Europa Universalis III
  • Heir to the Throne
  • Europa Universalis III Complete
  • Rome Gold
  • Rome: Vae Victis
  • 500k Club
  • Hearts of Iron IV Sign-up
I never have finished this amazing beast, getting to the end of the time of Andronikos before real life took me away and I never did get back into it. I still have it in my bookmarks, this was one of the best books I ever read! Maybe one day I will get around to finishing it! GeneralBT, I don't know if you will ever read this or if you are still alive, but thanks so much for making this for all of us! You made a lot of lives that extra little bit more fun.
 
  • 1
Reactions: