- Jul 24, 2006
I hope you wont convert in culture or religion. You must conquer the realm of the fire giants in the name of Odin
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Haha thanks! And most certainly!This AAR has a production budget over 9000! O:
Looking good, man. Can we have more?
Thanks, hope you keep enjoying it.Nice Mount and Blade picture . Love the AAR, keep up the good work!
Haha, yeah I corrected that ...Great chapter. However… not sure bringing the furry of the Old Gods is the right term. Unless they're throwing wolves or something.
I'm not sure if I could survive gavelkind forever - and those holy places are so far away ...I hope you wont convert in culture or religion. You must conquer the realm of the fire giants in the name of Odin
Yeah, I know a lot of people were keen on me staying Norse, but going Miaphysite seemed the most sensible decision to me (although Sunni could also have been interesting I thought it would be less unique). Also helps that the Coptic Pope is based in Alexandria and the Holy Sites are a hell of a lot closer than Scandinavia.I really like the interplay between religions and cultures you are bringing to this aar, and, even though my sympathies lie with the pagans, I wont be overly annoyed if you
decide to convert to some other religion, as I can see that role-play, flavor and realism (well, as realistic as an aar about vikings in Egypt can be) are part of the stile you
have chosen for this aar. And that is a very good thing. Keep up the good work. Do you plan on introducing factions supporting islam and the arabs as well, or will you focus
on the interplay between the Egyptophiles and the Norse traditionalists?
AyeIt looks like it's going to be Christian Norse in the heart of Egypt, then?
You were certainly right they wouldnt take it lying down - I dont think I quite conveyed just how close those rebels came to overthrowing my Christian King and sending us back to Paganism.Great update. The mix of religions and cultures were a powderkeg requiring a match, and Hakon provided that in spades. I'm sure his political shortsightedness will give King Eirikr no end of grief as he tries to mend fences with those around him. I assume the traditionalists will not take change lying down, either.
Yeah, Coptic definitely felt like the best choice - more Egyptian than Arab, and without being tied to the Christian mainstream.I'm liking this AAR a lot. If you're going to convert, go Coptic. You could even RP it as a syncretic Norse-Abrahamic blend.
Edit: Like you said, those Holy places are no where near your territory, and I'd rather see Norse Egypt expand organically and convert rather than you having to conquer up in the Baltic.
The other Vikings in my games haven't seemed to be nearly as adventurous , the furthest they get is Northern Spain.Suscribed! It reminds me the Norse Tripoli that the AI made in one of my last games.
Whats not to love about Vikings next to the Pyramids and Sphinx?This must be one of the silliest AAR ideas ever, but by God I love the premise anyway. Consider me subscribed!
I'm too far into the game to mod the culture now. For now I'd say that any provinces that go Norse should be considered to have become an Egypto-Norse blend rather than everyone talking Swedish and boasting massive blonde beards.Really, you should mod in a custom culture. I think that's the best option, and egypto-Norse will spice up the cultures a fair bit.
I really love this idea for an AAR. Subscribed!
Abandon your lands in the North and come play on the Nile! Its way more fun .Nice.
I am currently having a playthrough with a republic in Norfolk, Anglo-Saxon and I have Egypt as well as new homeland.
Thanks, I really played that war badly - but being outnumbered 2-1, mabye more, doesn't help . I made up for it in the next war though .good luck in the abbasid war!
Hope you stay reading.This is a great read so far, a really unique and interesting tale! well done!
The more holy sites you own the higher your moral authority - which makes other religions convert faster and heresy less likely. Since Miaphysites only have one heresy it can actually become quite strong if you don't watch - as every province that goes heretical can only go one way.A moment of silence for the fallen gods...
Long live the true Christianity! Death to the heretics, who do not understand the true single nature of God and Christ! (in a more sane note, does you conquering all the Coptic holy sites
anything in the religion or does it just make it more powerful?)
Thanks! The Egypto-Norse Kingdom seems to be an idea that has caught quite a few people's imaginations .Good luck to you in the war against the Abbasids! Defend the faith against those opportunistic heathens! With the fury of Norse arms and the strong hearts of the Egyptian people you shall show them the foolishness of this invasion
Also, what an ambitious premise for an AAR!
I will be following your work closely