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Which is when we will make our escape attempt! Quick, brother, before we are transferred (Ported to Eu4)
 

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Hey CzokletMuss, have you thought in editing some provinces tax base and manpower? Because, if we think about the main provinces of the Imperium in regions like Greece and Anatolia, we can find out that are very... poor. They were historically poor because the state of constant war, plagues, and people that fled to western europe. But this time is different. The empire has protected this lands with its great power, and thousands of refugees have come from the lands of Hispania, Galia and other fallen provinces of the empire. Constantinople, in EU4, has no more than 9 tax base, and even with the Restored Theme System it just rise to 14 (Paris, a land that in a crumbling europe should be no more than... a pile of bones, maybe just a minor city, will have 16 tax base (I guess, I don't remember, but it was the biggest city at the start date). Thinking in that and a lot of more factors, Greece and Anatolia should be crowded of people by this time (And Konstantinoupolis. It must be the biggest city of the world, or one of the 3 biggest, thinking that one of them could be Tenochtitlan and... Rome? (But Italy has a good tax base and manpower, do not touch it xD). So, after all this, its difficult to think that Epirus and Albany will have only 2 and 1 tax base, when probably they should be populated with christian refugees of all kind.

Oh, and another thing. Maybe you should add an university to Constantinople. I mean, in real history, a lot of knowlege fled from the libraries of the Byzantine Empire to Italy, and, thanks to a damned thing called the Corpus Iuris Civilis born the first university (Bologna). I guess that in this world the remaining european knowledge are being protected and studied in the city of Constantine, right?
 

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CzokletMuss has not finished the AAR within September...
This can only mean that he's been captured by the servants of the Ruinous Powers Aztec Gods, perhaps even corrupted through their dark sorcery!
This is a crushing blow for the Imperium, one that will lead to the most dire of consequences.


A corrupt AAR writer. Loyal forumites crippled by disorder and turmoil. Renegades, Aztecs, a thread that knows only war.
Only one solution remains for the thread, a solution with which we are all too familiar...

But we are left with no other choice, and it is time that we perform our duty:

In fealty to the God-Emperor (our undying lord) and by the grace of the Golden Throne.

I declare EXTERMINATUS upon this AAR.

I hereby sign the death warrant of an entire thread, and consign a million forumites' souls to oblivion.
May Imperial justice account in all balance. The Emperor protects.



(:)p))​

Hey CzokletMuss, have you thought in editing some provinces tax base and manpower? Because, if we think about the main provinces of the Imperium in regions like Greece and Anatolia, we can find out that are very... poor. They were historically poor because the state of constant war, plagues, and people that fled to western europe. But this time is different. The empire has protected this lands with its great power, and thousands of refugees have come from the lands of Hispania, Galia and other fallen provinces of the empire. Constantinople, in EU4, has no more than 9 tax base, and even with the Restored Theme System it just rise to 14 (Paris, a land that in a crumbling europe should be no more than... a pile of bones, maybe just a minor city, will have 16 tax base (I guess, I don't remember, but it was the biggest city at the start date). Thinking in that and a lot of more factors, Greece and Anatolia should be crowded of people by this time (And Konstantinoupolis. It must be the biggest city of the world, or one of the 3 biggest, thinking that one of them could be Tenochtitlan and... Rome? (But Italy has a good tax base and manpower, do not touch it xD). So, after all this, its difficult to think that Epirus and Albany will have only 2 and 1 tax base, when probably they should be populated with christian refugees of all kind.

Oh, and another thing. Maybe you should add an university to Constantinople. I mean, in real history, a lot of knowlege fled from the libraries of the Byzantine Empire to Italy, and, thanks to a damned thing called the Corpus Iuris Civilis born the first university (Bologna). I guess that in this world the remaining european knowledge are being protected and studied in the city of Constantine, right?
This would be a good idea, make some modifications to represent the differences of this timeline (but don't make Western Europe too poor either, the Aztecs have probably built their own cities and colonies by now).
 

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Constantinople should have its restored theme system BT if it's stuck at its piddly 9 without any decision to rectify that (haven't ever transferred up a roman empire to try it), but a lot of Asia Minor is 4-7 BT, which isn't very poor for how dense it is. Plus, it'd be very tedious to edit all that. As for major cities in Europe like Paris, the Imperium may believe the old cities lost and destroyed, but in reality I would bet that the Aztec colonials are probably making good use of those wealthy provinces and cities.
 

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Salve, citizens.

I wanted to release it finally today... but since I reached 13 pages (!) and I'm still not done I guess you'll have to wait. For comparison, normal chapter takes less than 7-8 pages, so I believe it's worth waiting for :) A shame I couldn't make in September or even today (1st of October is a nice date). Oh well. At worst you should get it on the same day I was planning to release my little surprise.

I would prefer the discussion about modding save converter take place in a EU4 AAR thread when it's opened; I read all your comments and I'll respond to them as is tradition, that is after the chapter I'm working on is finished. But if you have some suggestions concerning the subtitle for "This Is Madness 2" please keep them coming!

The Angeloi protect!


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Wow, looks like the finale will be long. I can be patient for such a masterpiece. Besides, if you take till Friday, then it will be a birthday gift for me. heheh. My vote is still for Greenfire 7K.
 

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the Imperium may believe the old cities lost and destroyed, but in reality I would bet that the Aztec colonials are probably making good use of those wealthy provinces and cities.

Heresy! You seem to believe the Xenoi can bring wealth to Europe!
 

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That sounds like a really grand finale! I need popcorn!
 

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Heresy! You seem to believe the Xenoi can bring wealth to Europe!
I believe they can exploit the wealth already in Europe, and if they can survive off the vile potato and tomato, they can certainly sustain it. The only way they bring wealth into Europe is if you measure wealth in potatoes, (as opposed to the much more moral turnips) and if you do you're a Pisan.

Edit: I also vote for Greekfire 7k.
 

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EPILOGUE
1444
VAE VICTIS


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On 11th day of November in the year of Our Lord 1444 the illustrious Imperial Council of the Imperium Romanum have assembled to advise sacred Emperor Markos III Angelos, basileus basileon by the Grace of God, king of kings and rulers of rulers, Caesar Augustus of the Romaioi and all Men, Autokrator of the Holy Church and Protector of the Christendom.

Subject of the 6th Imperial Council assembly:
- war with xenoi;
- report of Scrinium Barbarorum concerning: conquest of Jylland by Khanate of Lithuania;
- report of Scrinium Barbarorum concerning: war between German kaiser and Republic of Pisa;
- report of Scrinium Barbarorum concerning: death of king Bozydar of Aquitaine;
- report of agentes in rebus concerning: heretic king of Hibernia.


Present members of the Imperial Council:

- Maximos Komnenos, Magistros of Imperium Romanum and doux of thema of Armenia
- Demetrios Komnenos, Strategos and Megas Domestikos of Imperium Romanum, kouropalates protospatharios and doux of themata of Paphlagonia and Armeniakon
- Nikodemos Konstantopoulos, Sakellarios of Imperium Romanum and doux of the Imperial City of Adrianopolis
- Kallinikos Batatzes, Mystikos of Imperium Romanum and doux of thema of Achaia

with captain Jon the Norse of the Varangian Guard and strategos Ioannes of Sicilia as a guests.

Minutes made by vestes Konstantinos, eunuch of the Great Palace


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DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Conquered?
IOANNES OF SICILIA: Yes, my lord megas domestikos.
: Demetrios angrily taps his fingers on the table:
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Continue.
IOANNES OF SICILIA: Kyrios. When agentes in rebus brought news of the fall of castra Kairwan to domestikos Spyridon, he decided to hasten the landing operation. As soon as the army was deployed, he quickly moved to engage the xenoi.
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Ignoring my direct order.
IOANNES OF SICILIA: M-my lord, I-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: The xenoi are alerted to our presence. Domestikos Spyridon landed too close to their positions.
IOANNES OF SICILIA: He felt surprise was wiser-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: He is as clumsy as he is stupid.
: Demetrios angrily starts writing down something on a sheet of paper:

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NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: So... what are we going to do with this? We still have reinforcements in thema of Sicilia, don't we? :looks at mystikos Kallinikos:
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: War is not something I'm well-versed in, my friend. Perhaps captain Jon would be able to answer this question.
JON THE NORSE: With all due respect kyrios, I'm not here to advise this Council.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: But the Council wants your answer – what can we do to stop the xenoi advancement in Africa?
JON THE NORSE: …
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Captain?
Captain Jon looks briefly at Demetrios who's still writing before answering:
JON THE NORSE: The filthy xenoi beasts have almost the whole coast under their control. We don't have enough men to attack them directly, especially in the mountains. Premature attack of domestikos Spyridon is unfortunate, but perhaps if we gather forces from both thema of Sicilia and eastern themata, he would be able to-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: No. : Demetrios finishes writing and seals the letter with wax seal using his signet: Domestikos Spyridon ruined our chances of destroying the main xenoi forces in Africa before more of them arrive. He has failed me for the last time. Strategos Ioannes.
IOANNES OF SICILIA: Yes, my lord.
: Demetrios hands strategos Ioannes the letter:
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: You'll get back to Africa as soon as possible. Once you're there, you will gather what's left of Spyridon's army and you will regroup in Sicilia. Make sure to land your troops far from Aztec spies and deploy the fleet so that nothing gets off Tunisia.
IOANNES OF SICILIA: Yes, my lord. And what about domestikos Spyr-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: You will execute him for treason - his recklessness endangered the whole African campaign. You are in command now, domestikos Ioannes.
IOANNES OF SICILIA: T-thank you, my lord megas domestikos. I assure you that-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: You have your orders. Leave us now.
IOANNES OF SICILIA: Kyrios.
:Visibly shaken by his unexpected promotion and orders given to him, Ioannes of Sicilia leaves the Council Chamber:

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NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: What a senseless waste of human life.
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Spyridon ignored my order and put the whole campaign at risk.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: Oh no, my lord megas domestikos, I'm not talking about the accursed traitor, long may he suffer. I'm more concerned about our brave soldiers led by this fool straight into xenoi trap– although I'm more familiar with the way of a coin than a sword, I imagine that the casualties are going to be staggering.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Truly it is a great tragedy when lions are led by a sheep.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: Hear, hear. Shame it has come to this.
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Do you have any observations about the way this war is being waged you would wish to share with this Council, sakellarios Nikodemos Konstantinopoulos?
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: I wouldn't dare to advice those who are much more experienced in the art of war than I am, my lord megas domestikos.
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Good.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: However, I have to admit that I don't really understand why we're at war with the Westerners at this very moment. Wouldn't it have been wiser to postpone the attack until the Imperial Army is ready? I mean, we sent brave Romaioi to fight and bleed alongside our Polish allies against Catholic knights and Magyars but what exactly have we gained? Surely we-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: The matters concerning our military strategy should not be of your concern – as you said yourself, it's better to leave this to those experienced in war. Strong Kingdom of Poland safe from any threat is in the best interest of the Imperium.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: But surely the Westerners-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: The soulless xenoi beasts killed blessed Emperor Alexios the Wise – requiem aeternam dona ei Domine.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Et lux perpetua luceat nostra Imperator.
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Amen. They murdered the Emperor. They raised their hand against God's Regent on Earth. Are we supposed to sit idly while the Aztec savages commit the greatest sacrilege?
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: No, but-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: This discussion is pointless. It was decided by Autokrator Markos III Angelos - long may he reign - that the war was to be declared.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: With all due respect kyrios, but weren't you the one who argued that it would be wiser to wait?
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: The Emperor has decided. There is nothing more to be said about this issue. With Saint Markos blessing we will prevail and we will have our revenge. The Aztec bridgehead in northern Italia will be destroyed and their forces will be wiped out.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Please forgive me, my lord megas domestikos, but what about the reports of our agentes in rebus concerning xenoi movement near the northernmost limes?

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DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: What about them?
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Do we have enough troops stationed there? If I remember correctly, only 10,000 strong forces remain in-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: It will suffice.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: But my lord, the xenoi are said to have an army twice as-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: I said that it will suffice. We have strong positions and advantageous terrain plus we can quickly reinforce our soldiers with Italian themata.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: Surely the additional troops would-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: I need them in Africa to salvage what Spyridon so easily destroyed. Without them we wouldn't be able to regain initiative. And if it comes to this, I'll leave the City to lead our men in Italia against xenoi personally.
: Demetrios stops talking as if he was expecting something but he's met only with silence; members of the Council avoid eye contact with him:
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Hmm.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: My lord?
: Demetrios taps his fingers on the table:
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: We've wasted enough time on needless bickering. Kallinikos.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Kyrios?
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Present the reports of Scrinium Barbarorum to the Council.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Scrinium Barbarorum and my agentes in rebus, my lord megas domestikos.
: Demetrios gazes at him coldly:
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Ahem. With pleasure, kyrios.

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KALLINIKOS BATATZES: As you know, the war between Germans and Pisans ended on 3rd October last year. Blinded by his ambition, kaiser wanted to expand his realm into lands under control of the Republic of Pisa, namely-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: We all know that.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Forgive me, megas domestikos. The war ended inconclusively with both sides weakened by the conflict. According to estimates of my people from Scrinium Barbarorum, both Germans and Pisan merchants lost at least 50,000 soldiers during the war, not to mention the losses among the peasantry and destroyed building or burned fields. Obviously the income from trade also diminished, so I think it's safe to say that at least for some time both sides pose no threat to our interests. But it get's better – my agentes in rebus tell me that mere two weeks ago, on 28th October the merchants attacked German realm. As we speak thousands of Pisans and their mercenaries are marching towards the German capital of Salzburg.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: Greed must have blinded the merchants. Why did they attack?
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Irrelevant. Conclusion, mystikos.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Kyrios. I believe this may be the best time to strike either at the Republic of Pisa or the so-called German Reich. They are both exhausted and since their forces are basically equal, neither side can achieve a victory. Just like kaiser and his subjects, merchants and their sell-swords are to weak to attack the enemy's position but to strong to be decisively pushed back. The war can go on for years, slowly bleeding them out and there is no hope for a quick victory. I believe that this is a unique-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Thank you, mystikos. Next.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: With all due respect, this issue deserves to be-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: I will present this matter to the Emperor. Next.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Of course... My agents brought also unexpected news concerning Hibernia.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: News from the Heretic Isles?
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Indeed. And a very pleasant ones. My lords, I believe we're about to witness the long-awaited downfall of the false bishop of Rome. Several months ago heretic king of Hibernia allegedly has introduced a new law according to which all bishops in his realm are to be appointed by him only and not by the so-called “Supreme Pontiff” of the Catholics. Mind you that this is the first time since the Great Dying and the arrival of the xenoi that one of the heretic kings has so openly rejected authority of the false bishop.
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: What about Caledonia?
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: The king beyond the Hadrian's Wall is at war with Hibernia and he's still loyal to the Prince of Heretics. After all, Hibernia was created as an independent realm in a civil war not so long ago. Remember, my lords, that our knowledge about the matters of Heretic Isles is limited – we're separated from this distant lands not only by xenoi beasts but also by the Pisans and-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Enough. Whatever is going on there should not be of any concern for this Council for doesn't impact on the Imperium in the slightest. Next.
:Kallinikos looks at Demetrios visibly irritated
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: As you wish... megas domestikos. Khan of Lithuania won the war against xenoi.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: :surprised: He did?
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Oh yes. His armies completely crushed what little opposition they were met with in Jly... Jlja... Jilland.
JON THE NORSE: It's Jylland, my lord.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Thank you, these barbaric words are hard to pronounce for a Roman. One of the few independent xenoi chieftain has been destroyed and the Khanate is now in complete control of the peninsula and the isles. Growing power of the Lithuanian khan is concerning but there is more to that I'm afraid.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: Concerning? Why should we be concerned when barbaroi fight xenoi?
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: I assume that the supreme lord of the Aztecs wouldn't allow for his former subject to be conquered by a splinter of the Horde – unless it was in his interest.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: A keen insight into this matter, my lord megas domestikos. I fear that this is exactly what happened. Some kind of a deal between xenoi and khan had to be made.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: Westerners cooperating with the Mongols? :crosses himself: Saint Markos preserve us!
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: The consequences of such pact – if it was made – are most disturbing indeed. It's obvious that there are only three targets against which such treaty could be signed, be it the Horde, Kingdom of Poland or the Imperium itself. However, the blessing of Iesus Kristos has befallen us all – the khan has died.

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KALLINIKOS BATATZES: The accursed barbarian died on 18th September, according to my agents. His death will surely plunge the whole khanate into chaos and infighting.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: Excuse me, illustrious mystikos, but what makes you so sure about this? Kingdom of Aquitaine still stands despite death of king Bozydar the Old.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Aquitaine is a Christian realm ruled by Christian kings like Bozydar the Old and now his son Boguchwal of the House Govin. This is one of the few kingdoms which survived so long despite sharing long border with the xenoi and you think that death of a king would change this? No. But Mongols are different. They are vile, primitive barbarians living in packs and tribes like feral wolfs and only the sheer power and strength of their leader can unite them. With khan Afanasiy gone the whole Lithuanian realm built by him could collapse and what's more importantly, it's doubtful that whatever pact he made with xenoi is going to bind them now.
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Unless he promised something to them in exchange for help in keeping his pathetic realm together after his death.
NIKODEMOS KONSTANTOPOULOS: What could he possibly offer which Westerners already don't have?
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Distraction. Just look at the map – if the Khanate attacks Kingdom of Poland while we're fighting the soulless beasts, we may not be able to help our allies. Or their attack may be just a ruse to make us spread our soldiers so that xenoi may strike where we don't expect them. : Demetrios taps his fingers on the table: This is most worrying. Coordinated attack of our enemies would be devastating. I shall present this matter to the Emperor. Thank you, mystikos.
KALLINIKOS BATATZES: Kyrios.
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: This leaves us only one thing to discuss during this meeting. : Demetrios points at captain Jon: Your presence here.

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JON THE NORSE: Mine, my lord megas domestikos?
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Yes. What are you doing here, Varangian?
JON THE NORSE: Kyrios, I was ordered by the Emperor himself to attend to this Council meeting and-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: I know why are you here, I'm asking what are you supposed to be doing here, Norse.
:Captain Jon looks straight in Demetrios' eyes:
JON THE NORSE: I'm merely following order given to me, my lord.
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Which is?
JON THE NORSE: I'm afraid I can't tell you, megas domestikos. The Emperor-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: The Emperor sent captain of the Varangian Guard to attend to the Council meeting – for what? So that you can tell blessed Autokrator, long may he reign, what happened here?
JON THE NORSE: I can't answer for any of these questions, kyrios.
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: You can't or you don't want to?
JON THE NORSE: …
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Interesting. : Demetrios taps his fingers on the table: Very interesting.
:All members of the Council seem to be confused – all but Maximos Komnenos who has a smug smile on his face:
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Why are you smiling?
MAXIMOS KOMNENOS: Excuse my, my lord megas domestikos. :shows his teeth: I was thinking about something else.
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: No, you weren't. : Demetrios rises from his ebony chair and slowly walks to Maximos: I wonder what could have brought a smile to your face, my dear uncle. You see, when I ordered you to be arrested in this very chamber eleven years ago I hoped that I won't have to look at your face ever again. Alas, the blessed Alexios I the Wise in a great display of mercy decided to spare you. : Demetrios stops behind his uncle Maximos chair and leans over slightly: It's hard to describe my disappointment when after returning to the City from Italia yesterday I find out that you are once again sitting in this chair - a decision which I advised the Emperor not to take.
MAXIMOS KOMNENOS: The blessed Autokrator of the Imperium Romanum has decided that I should be given a position-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: And yet the Emperor decided that you should be reinstituted as a member of this Council. : Demetrios starts to walk slowly toward the window: Once again, against my best judgment. So imagine my curiosity when the only person who seems to not be interested in anything we discussed and haven't said a single word today is the same person who appears to be knowledgeable about the assignment of captain Jon here. : Demetrios looks at the City: Tell me what you know.
MAXIMOS KOMNENOS: You may be megas domestikos but you are not the Emperor! You can't-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: : Demetrios rapidly turns away from the window: What did you just said?
MAXIMOS KOMNENOS: You have no right to-
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Most interesting... Tell me what you know. : Demetrios starts to walk slowly toward Maximos' chair gazing at him: Tell me or I'll make you tell... uncle.
:Maximos looks straight in Demetrios' eyes:
MAXIMOS KOMNENOS: I'm the Head of the House Komnenos and the member of the Imperial Council. I'm not afraid of you.
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Oh I know that, I can see it in your eyes. : Demetrios puts his hands on the table and leans towards his uncle leaving just a dozen or so inches between his face and face of Maximos: Believe me, I know fear - what it smells like, how does it taste. And I don't see it in you. Which makes me wonder what it could possibly be that makes a coward like you to oppose me.
:All members of the Council seem save for captain Jon seem to be nervous; Maximos Komnenos starts to sweat and shake a little:
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Mmm, yes. You can feel it now, don't you? Blood pushed pulsing through your veins by a racing heart. A dizziness clouding your perception. Cold fist tightening its grip around your stomach. And every breath seems to be too shallow, like you were choking. But you're not. :Council members are visibly disturbed; Maximos looks at Demetrios with widened eyes: You are drowning, Maximos – and I'm at the bottom, waiting for you. : Demetrios smiles coldly: Now, you will tell me what you know.
MAXIMOS KOMNENOS: :Maximos opens his mouth and breathes quickly:
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Tell me, uncle. : Demetrios suddenly grabs Maximos' face: Tell me. Now.
MAXIMOS KOMNENOS: T-the... t-the...
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: Go on.
MAXIMOS KOMNENOS: T-the E-em... t-the Emper-
:the double-wing door to the Council Chamber flies open loudly:
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: :releases Maximos and turns toward the door furious: Who dares to disturb the Council meeting?!
:Eunuch of the Sacred Palace enters the room:
DEMETRIOS KOMNENOS: You! What is the meaning of-
EUNUCH: All hail His Imperial Majesty!

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[U]EUNUCH[/U]: Sacred Emperor Markos III Angelos
 
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[size=+3]Something Ends, Something Begins[/size]

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And here it is at alst, the final chapter of „This Is Madness: Story of the Crumbling Europe”. Wow. It's been almost a year since it started at the end of November 2013. Ten months, forty four updates, dozens of hours. Frankly, I didn't expect it to become so popular and in my wildest dreams I didn't expect that this AAR will one day be among the top „Crusader Kings II” AARs counting by number of comments and views, next to the legendary „In The Shadow of Certain, Painful Doom”. „This Is Madness” was not only featured in Weekly AAR Showcase (8 December 2013) but was also nominated to WritAAR of the Week (18 May 2014), CKII Q1 2014 AARland Choice Award (1 June 2014) and Best Character Writer of the Week (25 June 2014) awards. It was even noticed by the „Crusader Kings II” team itself:

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And honestly, I don't think it deserves it.

I enjoyed writing this AAR immensely but when I look back at some of the first chapters, I can't help but to notice how poorly written they are comparing to the last few updates. My English skills have improved considerably during this year but it's no excuse for bad writing. I'll do my best to apply myself more in the future so that I can avoid some silly mistakes.

But it doesn't matter.

Even if I was writing perfectly, it wouldn't make a difference if it wasn't for you. I always tried to write primarily for myself because – in my opinion – one can write best if he's having fun while doing so. However, it should be obvious to everyone that even the most confident writer would eventually lose heart if what he devoted so much energy and thought to was meet only with silence. I don't consider myself to be a writer with a captail „W” but I think this rule applies to me and everyone writing AARs as well. Without your kind words, your support, your feedback and your presence I seriously doubt „This Is Madness” would ever be finished, not to mention transforming into an interactive mega campaign. In a way, this is as much my accomplishment as yours – the readers.

Thank you.

What makes every Paradox AAR unique is both its unpredictability and interactivity. You don't know what's going to happen but neither do I and, unlike in case of traditional written stories, you can directly tell me what you think about it. I think this is what really causes all AARs on this forum to be so fun and interesting to write and (hopefully) to read.

But enough of this jabbering – the story of „This Is Madness” continues and surely this is not the last time we meet, so allow me to just say thank you one more time and see you soon in another thread.

CzokletMuss[/b]


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Oh dear god, there are many monsters in the Imperium .... Demetrios had to be removed, for sure and I can't say I don't like the emperor and his shift towards innovation, as he said : The Angeloi protect ! ;)
 

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Holy Guacamole! Somehow, you managed to make a chapter darker than any you've done yet!
 

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I love the new Emperor. That was just incredible. An amazing conclusion to the first part. Bravo.
 

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That. Chapter. Was. Glorious. :eek:
 

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It seems it takes a Markos to reform the empire. You nailed his traits very well. Wonderful storytelling all over, and I wish you the best of luck in EU4. May Iebbediah Kermannos always watch down on the imperium from space.
 
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