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.
Still quite subjective. To a reasonably smart kid, his teacher is pushing him to think for himself and take nothing for granted. Perhaps also that peace is not garunteed, rulers are awful, ownership doesn't necessarily need to be a bad thing and that if you are not in charge of your destiny and the things you love, someone else will be. And they look out for themselves and their concerns, not yours.I think the Master is being remarkably candid about his motives here, even if Cosma as yet doesn't have the proper context to understand them.
It's all systems go to try to mould him into the Doge that he ends up having to be because that's what he was in game...so his backstory must reflect where it came from.Like him or no, the Master is certainly preparing Cosma well for his future. The lessons may hurt, but the end result will be much better for it.
Certainly. We will pick up more of this later but Cosma is fairly unambitious in any real sense right now, and that isn't just because he is a child. This does impact his decisions later on and isn't fully resolved in later life, as you might expect. If @JabberJock14 has his Geoffrey wanting to be Augustus, then this kid mirrors Claudius quite a bit (not just from the obvious stutter and repressive early childhood either).The Master sure knows how to put a burr under Cosma’s saddle! But he also spurs him on to look to a future he could never have envisioned before (due both to age and early circumstances). He learns also that height and stature can be two quite different things.
Masterful as it was.Claudius was always one of my favourite Roman Emperors, and not just because of Derek Jacobi's performance in the BBC production of I Claudius
Inheritance. Christ its the 800s. The islands are completly inconsequential. The furthest north anyone cares about is wherever Charles is targeting.Conquer Britain, mucking up the inheritance, or both
Paradox AI says... Keeper of the Swans. Those skills will be vital in herding the swans.Yup. He is pretty manipulative. And sneaky. 5 guesses what role he ends up playing later on...
Since he's an OC, he doesn't even get that. The in-game equivalent however did become Master of the Hunt for no real reaon.Paradox AI says... Keeper of the Swans. Those skills will be vital in herding the swans.
Oh yes, this is merely step one of the Master plan. He finds the idea of letting nature take its own course as admirable, just so long as you control every stage of the process. Much the same as Charlemagne's mum. People just happen to die or support her favourite whenever she's around.This could have easily end in Cosmo going to Venice, failing miserably and falling all the harder because he had such sky high ambition,
Yup, it was all God's will. Or at least, that's going to be the written historical record, which basically makes it the Truth so far as we are concerned...We know this all works out, but the Master was taking a bit of a punt. Luckily for him (and Cosmo) it works out.
With great difficulty. But he has to be able to. In this time period it was in many respects more enobling than being literate. The Doge might be able to get away with being carriage ridden most of the time in the City but not in every circumstance...and also, he isn't Doge yet.Also how is Cosmo riding a horse?
Well we'll get to find out soon because by my count, we have two chapters left of build up before THE chapter that kicks it all off. At that point, hopefully the chapters will be quite a bit easier to write and edit.Some very important lessons for Cosma there. I wonder which ones he will listen to in the years ahead.