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But that special thing... ominous!
It involves number of senators, daggers and a certain Philaretos :p

BTW it's interesting to see how much (or how little) has changed in Europe since the last Council which took place in Hierusalem in 1400:

 
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It involves number of senators, daggers and a certain Philaretos :p
:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek::)

And who are you the Proud Lord said
That I should bow so low...
Only a cat of a different coat
That's all the truth I know...
And a Coat of Blue and Coat of White
A lion still has Claws...
And mine are long and sharp my Lord
As long and sharp as yours...
I must ask, do I have advanced knowledge of this little scheme? And if so, can I give advanced, detailed info on my plans to you?
 
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Welp, if everyone dies at the banquet I'm going to look like a genius.

Just in case,

Senator Samuele Este-Ravenna ATTENDS the banquet as part of the WHITE DEMES.
 

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FACTION MEETING - ANNOUNCEMENT



Illustrious President of the Imperial Senate kephalos of Paphlagonia and archon of Sinope, strategos Isaakios Komnenos hereby annouces that it was decided to

CALL THE BLUE DEMES MEETING

which will take place in Rose Tavern, Ravenna on 25 April 1566.

The Faction Meeting shall begin on 11:00 PM 18 January 2016 (Monday) and shall last until 11:00 PM 21 January 2015 (Thursday) Warsaw time (CEST)


May the blessing of Saint Markos be upon all of us.

Signed,
Isaakios Komnenos
President of the Imperial Senate
 
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{{Is this meeting just for Blues as well?}}
 

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{{Is this meeting just for Blues as well?}}
You did attend the Blue Meeting before the Synod, and because we only have five Blues at the moment, it would be nice to have another.
 

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You did attend the Blue Meeting before the Synod, and because we only have five Blues at the moment, it would be nice to have another.
But do you have something to match the White's offers of funny hats?
 

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(( Whites meet in a Church. Reds in a manor. And blues in a tavern? o_O What does this say of this faction? :D:D:D ))
 

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{{I'm here and ready for the meeting, sorry for not responding quicker, was out for a few hours}}

{{EDIT: You don't get a hat, but you do get a freshly cooked steak courtesy of yours truly.}}
 

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BTW it's interesting to see how much (or how little) has changed in Europe since the last Council which took place in Hierusalem in 1400:


You know, it felt like more had happened in all the wars since the EU4 portion had started. I'm looking forward to the drastic border changes you've set up for later in the campaign. Hopefully some of them are in our favor.
 

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FACTION MEETING - OPENING



Illustrious President of the Imperial Senate kephalos of Paphlagonia and archon of Sinope, strategos Isaakios Komnenos hereby annouces

THE MEETING OF THE BLUE DEMES HAS BEGUN

May the blessing of Saint Markos be upon all of us.

Signed,
Isaakios Komnenos
President of the Imperial Senate
***
25 April 1566
Dusk, Rose Tavern, Ravenna


You enter the tavern and the are overwhelmed with the smell. Dozens of people are crowded inside, drinking, laughing and talking loudly. The stench comes not from the commonners however but from the tavern itself. The floor, for the lack of better word, is composed of mud, horse manure, urine, as well as spilled beverages and dropped food. To your horror you notice a man crouching in the corner over chamber pot, just several paces from the table on which the food is served. You cough as you are trying to take a breath and even with your servants pushing the crowd a way to make a way for you it's hard to breathe.

As you walk toward the rented room on the first floor, where the meeting is going to take place, you try not to look at other guests of this establishment. You've seen an ugly side of Konstantinoupolis during your numerous visits to the Queen of Cities and you were always aware that the hoi polloi spend their time in places like this but the difference between knowledge and experience – you move to the left as some drunken man vomits on the floor – is quite staggering. It's not surprising that the Angeloduloi who preach against such places enjoy such huge support in Italia, for truly these are wretched hives of scum and low-cunning. You go up the stairs and pass by an opened door to a small chamber where – by the looks of it - some fellow seemed to be engaged in lustful activites with an old harlot. The harlot turns toward you and despite the joyful expression of red lips on powdered face you can feel the pain in her eyes. You quickly look away and walk forwad.

Finally you reach the small room rented by your Speaker who is already awaiting for you at the table. The air is somewhat more tolerable here but it's still worse than you could possible imagine is even possible. You notice that there are no servants in the room and that apparently you will have to pour your own wine. Some loud Italian starts to sign downstairs while intoxicated and soon a small choir of drunk commoners join him.

High is the price you pay for privacy but at least – you try to reassure yourself – you are far away from spies which surely follow your every step in the better parts of the city. Here, in the filth of the common folk and away from the palaces of the dynatoi, you feel somewhat more secure. You can only hope that the meeting will be fruitful enough to justify the hardship of arriving in such disgusting place...

***
IMPORTANT – the meeting is for members of the Blue Demes only!
No unaffiliated senators allowed.


REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING
  • Begin every post written in-character using the following template:
    Code:
    [b][size=4]Senator <name>:[/b][/size]
  • While writing in-character, you have to use italics.
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EXCERPT FROM THE RULES
Article 12 – Faction Speakers
1. Each Faction has a Speaker who represents it before the Senate and other Factions.
2. Speaker is elected among the members of his Faction by acclamation.
3. Speaker:
- proposes Senatorial Policies in the name of his Faction;
- requests a Meeting for his Faction;
- notifies members of his Faction via PM of the Meeting;

Article 13 – Faction Meeting
1. Each Faction may hold a Meeting for its members to discuss public affairs of the state between Sessions.
(...)
4. Speaker ensures order and decorum during the Meeting, while members of the Imperial Senate Guard ensure safety of the Senators.
 
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Senator Philaretos Mandromens

*Philaretos enters the room with four of his Agogatus, all five heavily armed and carrying various objects. He removes his sword from his belt and sits at the table, the Agogatus take the sword, set some of their load down, and leave the room.*

I will be keeping my pistol with me. If any of these drunken wretches are foolish enough to come here with violent intents, I will have the means to protect us. I do, however, promise to not harm, or threaten to, any of my fellow Senators or their entourage.

*He turns to the wine and gives it a quick sniff*

Pah. This swill is not fit for human consumption, like most Italian Wines, I truly despise them. Fortunately I brought my own. It is from my House's vineyards, made from the grapes of Saint George, crafted to be dry, strong, and moderately tannic. Good wine that will last a decade if treated right, growing in quality year after year. These bottles are from the Year in our Lord 1560, a good harvest hampered only by the lack of workers due to the Plague. I have brought enough to share with us all.

*He takes one of his chalices, made of simple iron, and fills it. He takes a large sip*


Ah, good stuff. I must ask now, how is Ravenna treating you all? I am finding myself greatly disappointed. I expected...more.
 
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Welp, if everyone dies at the banquet I'm going to look like a genius.

Just in case,

Senator Samuele Este-Ravenna ATTENDS the banquet as part of the WHITE DEMES.
{{Dang it guys, we just lost the best faction meeting place in town!

I can't wait to see how the Blues meeting goes...}}
 

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It involves number of senators, daggers and a certain Philaretos :p

BTW it's interesting to see how much (or how little) has changed in Europe since the last Council which took place in Hierusalem in 1400:

Yep. There will be no reconquest, just collapse. Rome is doomed for failure. This is grimdark, Czoklet is a masochist. Rome barely managed to hold onto its puny lands, surrounded by more capable foes. We will learn a lot about this world, and there will be tons of interesting stories told that are more than worth the venture of this series. But if more of 100 years of stagnation tell me only one thing, than that is: Rome will crumble.

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Nice and very fitting! I just read the description of the meeting: Mother of god, that's harsher than I expected it to be. You cannot really fall lower as an aristoi.

But do you have something to match the White's offers of funny hats?
{{EDIT: You don't get a hat, but you do get a freshly cooked steak courtesy of yours truly.}}
Don't believe the Blues' lies. You KNOW you want to join the whites. You can do it! Just look at...

Welp, if everyone dies at the banquet I'm going to look like a genius.

Just in case,

Senator Samuele Este-Ravenna ATTENDS the banquet as part of the WHITE DEMES.
Welcome to the fold of the truly righteous! We'll give your character a seat of honour next to Senator Raoul, so that your families may talk about how your glory of being former faction speakers of the other demes may benefit the whites from now on. }}
 

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These bottles are from the Year in our Lord 1660
Either I am missing some orthodox ISF time thing or that is one HELL of a wine from 94 years in the future. Someone might even drop an h-bomb on this occasion. ;) }}
 
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Either I am missing some orthodox ISF time thing or that is one HELL of a wine from 94 years in the future. Someone might even drop an h-bomb on this occasion. ;) }}
{{ The Mandromenos have a time machine in the basement (jk, I messed that up, will change to 1560)}}
 

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{{Mandromenos confirmed as the Doctor?}}
{{;) That would be telling, and where is the fun in that?}}

{{Looks like somebody's tavern is going to get exploded with a few sorry aristoi inside it. Time for another purge!}}
{{I don't have time to die! I'm too busy!!!!}}