- Jul 1, 2008
What the...? I see what you mean now about CK1 madness, Lentulus' sudden passing (a competent assassin? hah!) and then Piso's inexplicable rise to Consulship. How did he gain power? I have to confess I never played a great deal of EU:Rome but, again, how? Remarkable stuff. Well, Piso's term as Consul certainly promises to be interesting one anyway.
Aye it has that CK randomness which was fantastic for building a narrative and utterly bemusing if all you were doing was playing the game ...
To be fair, the next consul was going to be picked from the Civic faction, which has 5 supporters, so that instead someone from the single largest block was picked should perhaps not come as a total surprise. That said, Piso is certainly a fool (but perhaps substitute a 't' for the 'f', for a more accurate description). I do like the description of his ascension: I'm so used to seeing a glib statement about one of the barely-acceptable attributes, that it's quite refreshing to see a curt "We're cursed!!" instead.
So if I read this right, then all that's needed to subjugate Scotland is to ply the Easterners with the trappings of a representative body, whilst plying the Westerners with enough spirits to keep them in a constant stupor, thus ensuring that they'll direct their aggression inwards (or at their eastern brethren). Good God, what took England so long, then? Must've been Mel Gibson's inspirational leadership.
Anyway, the Populists are back in charge, albeit it with a leader who's less likely to pass the 'complex form of life' test than a moldy potato... This should prove to make for an 'interesting' Consulate.
I think you more or less summed up 1000 years of Scottish history there ... oh and give us enough space so we put all our efforts into fighting each other - that is quite important.
Yep, I reckon Piso is the worst ruler I have ever had in a Paradox game, even worse that Mstislav - well maybe not.
actually what follows is low level tedium. Lots of disconnected revolts and fortunately I am rich enough I could bribe my way out of civil war.
Really? That is a horrible ruler for any standard: besides his stats, he is a Populist ( with the random change of NI and all that jazz ), for heavens sake ... this is the kind of ruler that makes those 3/3/3 EU III rulers look not so bad at all
Let's just hope that he forgets to breathe for some minutes ( with his stats he probably has a slave to remember him of inhale ) to give place for ... anything better. Really, even another populist would suffice
yes while the more, shall we say, Imperial romans needed a slave to remind them they were mortal, Piso needed one to remind him to stay mortal by remembering to breathe.