- Apr 28, 2008
A little thought from moi.
Hello, this is my 3rd AAR, and hopefully it wont end up like my previous stories, where the saved game file gets lost in a virus. This time I am confident I'll finish this one as I'm planning to make this one short. I'm writing in "narrative" to make it look and sound real. Hopefully, it will sound real to you too..
I'm bad at history, events here make up my own plot, they make everything (from wars to advisors, to even why this number of men, diplomacy, etc) seem so much more rational. I've even included some rather interesting Lady Monarchs/Queens to the story! Names and events are fictional, although some of them may have been based on real life. And as usual, I'm currently still playing the game, so when I end playing, I start writing about it. I hope you guys enjoy the story as much as I enjoy writing it.
(I'd recommend reading from here [contents] to make your reading experience as "undisturbed" as possible as there are "Continue Here" buttons that will lead you straight to the next post)
1 - Introduction
I - The Scandanavian Queens
II - The Danish Accusation
III - This is it Boys, This is War Part I ; Part II
IV - The Red Flag
V - The Kingdom in Distress
VI - The-Rest of Poland
VII - King Eric the Seventh Part I; Part II
Please do leave a comment.. Thanks! oh and this is the intro page..
Ҹ Teutonic Knights Ҝ
Ҹ Teutonic Knights Ҝ
It is 1399, October 14. As 24 rowers exhaust themselves to push a galley to docks, people line up the landing pier of Memel, shouting, pushing, all eager to get a glimpse of the envoy so many people have fallen in love with. Guards line up to protect a small path for the 6 foot tall Livland-born Teuton to pass. Pankraz von Krusenstiern all clad in his white surcoat with the black cross pattée, was the sight to see. He would always carry himself with so much elegance. That was his power. He had just arrived from meeting the Queen of Denmark, Margarette, a negotiation with Denmark, the selling of Gotland. Pankraz von Krusenstiern is one of the highest ranking Teuton in the Order of the Teutonic knights, he is headed by Konrad von Juningen, the Hochmeister, the Grandmaster of the Teutonic Order.
Von Juningen recently sold Gotland to the Queen of Denmark after destroying much of the island; the acquisition improved their relationship a bit and perhaps something else. Hochmeister Konrad von Juningen stated, "The island, Gotland, was filled with privateers, King Albert of Sweden then gave it to us. Perhaps, they couldn't handle the situation. Now I'm selling it back."
The Teutonic Order, as we all know is a small monastic state situated at the tip of the Danzig river to the Estland of Russian culture. The Hochmeister also commands a mere 3,000-man army, but has more than 7,000 able men aligned to the Order.
The people behind the Order’s Five Pillars.
Grosskomtur (The Grand Commander)
Hochmeister Konrad von Juningen
Our ever brave, ever smart, ever chaste, our omnibenevolent Hochmeister. He resides at the Marienburg Castle, Ostpreussen.
OrdenMarschall (Order Marshal)
Ulricht von Juningen
The Hochmeister’s brother. Ostpreussen's landmeister. Foreseen to be the next Hochmeister.
GrossTressler (Grand Treasurer)
Arnold von Keyserling
Our excellent economist, through his strict tax regulations, we get a hefty bonus in our tax revenues.
GrossSpittler (Grand Hospitaller)
Pankraz von Krusenstiern
He is like the Chief-of-Hospital of the whole Teutonic Order, very reliable. Just look at his stars, quite impressive. He was also appointed Foreign Affairs Officer (Foreign Minister) by the Grandmaster.
OberstTrappier (Quarter Master)
Walter von Cube
Assistant to the OrdenMarschall and has worked closely with von Krusenstiern. We have no idea where exactly he hails from(Cube? Where is Cube? Isn't that a shape?haha), nonetheless, he is a fine OberstTrappier.
The Order’s 3,000-man army might seem undersized for most warmongers but the Order had reasons to keep the man count low. The sole purpose for the Order’s existence was defeated when the Grand Duke of Lithuania, later the King of Lithuania, Mindaugas was Christianized in 1251. In 1305, a Teutonic brethren witness to the Christianization claimed he once heard the former Master of Livonia, and eventually Teuton Hochmeister, Poppo von Osterna say, “This (Lithuanian Christianization) is truly a magnificent event.” But now it is nearing 1400, and times have changed, relationships have changed. Lithuania was seeking its land back from the Order. OrdenMarschall Ulricht von Juningen pushed for the creation of a bigger Teuton army.