- Mar 23, 2019
Very nice, I wasn't sure you could win that one.
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Interesting, not sure of the requirements to get the "known murderer" malus, hadn't paid much attention, unless my character got caught.From my observations (no going to console), Queen Pokshava will probably die on the 13th of some month. This is the third time that I have seen an unlanded female name her killer in her epitaph but the killer does not receive any malus. All three killers were duke level. The first was in @Bullfilter's Rurikids. The female was the daughter of the emperor (also her father's spymaster) and was killed by a duke of her dynasty. The second was in a game of mine. The female was the wife of a duke and the sister of my character (count). I do not know if she was her husband's spymaster. The killer was a landed duchess (wife of my character). Can AI dukes kill unlanded females with impunity? Thank you for reading.
Robiin had a long life and rose to great heights. Yes, I noticed the bow of Turov and liked that House Robin received it, it was serendipity.It's sad to see Robin go after so many years.
It might be for the best that Badiat has gone rather than risking a serious feud with Nuyaksha.
I also never noticed how appropriate the heraldry of Turov is for the seat of the house of Robin.
Very worrying to hear about Parush's disappearance. A killing spree of this king would certainly swallow Syrka.
A lot of blood has been spilt for Minsk. I imagine that Syrka is going to want to lay low for a while before he engages in conflict again.
It started ugly, but luckily Khazaria got had its ongoing revolt, and then had two more wars start along the southern border, so Merya and Minsk were no longer a priority.Very nice, I wasn't sure you could win that one.
Syrka was no unhappy to have his rival out of the picture, but he would have preferred to see a corpse, just to be sure. Syrka has proven himself in war by defeating Merya's greatest enemy, twice. So he is secure on the throne.The most curious thing is the disappearence. "A mystery never fully explained..." as it were.
The war was an altogether disagreeble affair, but done now. Until the next one. I think also - to me - this war makes the completion of Styrk's transition from unlikely candidate to full-fledged monarch.
Robin had nothing more to prove. And luckily, he died without knowing Syrka was the father of all his grandchildren.Robin's only regret must have been dying peacefully in his bed, for he was a mighty warrior.
His legacy lives on in his family, their lands, and in the defeat of the Khazars.
Thank you. Land wise Merya is huge and then you add the distance to Iceland and it's hard for some backwoods boy like Syrka who grew up with the horizon limited by the forest, to understand the shear size of his realm.Quality work as always. I loved the ending btw.
I haven't delved too dep into the Hindu Pechenegs, was just surprised any Hindu showed up. But Syrka is consistent in his treatment of all missionaries. Nuyaksha may not have the temperament, but he is already ruling a land bigger than a lot of the neighboring Kings.Hindu Pechenegs! Why there has to be some interesting story there. But as ever, Syrka clings to the old ways
Nuyaksha doesn't appear to have much of a kingly temperament but he might indicate a return to more martially skilled Kardazids.
An unfortunate time for King Khaireddin, defending against invaders and losing half his kingdom to inheritance. Hopefully, his new brother-in-law will help with the war.
Merya has really become massive and true lord of the divided North.
The ambitions of Merya's vassals have pushed the borders both east and west. but that expansion is bringing Merya closer to some powerful enemies as the buffer states in between are swallowed up. But some interesting developments closer to home will change things up.Yes Merya is a really strung out affair these days. Some "rationalisation" of the borders (not looking at the neighbours - honest!) seems inevitable at some point.
I mean there are some potential clouds here and there, but generally this update has a positive, almost upbeat tone (unless you are trying to spread your own faith to Merya, in which case this update is unsurprising in their lack of religious curiosity )
I have the Meryans never abandon their faith.
It's been huge and stable for quite awhile, and they have been passing the crown around pretty fairly, no dynasty hogging it.That HRE is slightly over sized. I love how your daughter gets prestige for marrying into her dynasty. The best family trees are tangled like Spanish moss in a cypress tree.
Khazaria is still adjusting to the sudden power vacuum, their internal issues aren't over.Amazing work. Glad to see that the Horse Lords collapsed, that is on threat off the list for now.
The horde continues to implode. And the Baltic coast is becoming the crossroads for the some major religions. I doubt they'll make nice with each other.What a lovely mess - both in terms of the Horde and in terms of religion. Sounds absolutely delightful.
And so Styrka honours his debts. And mayhap is well rewarded for doing. I think his caution is wise.
Estonia's problems are all external, it seems everyone considers it prime real estate and wants a piece.Estonia has become a terrible battleground for more than a generation now. I wonder how long it will take until the region is truly pacified.
It's good to see that Syrka still holds some loyalty to Mastorava even when she can no longer return the favor.
Good lord, I'd forgotten that the Fadlids were quite so massive. With Islam in the religious game up north, who knows what way the region will tip.
Khan Bihor has certainly made a bold move but I suppose that, with Khazaria's fortunes failing, it makes sense to move on to a new way of life.
Nenetsia is in terrible shape, will Syrka help them as well, or are fratricidal wars a different matter to Estonia?