The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Great job in a surprisingly hard war.
Ironically, I bought a book yesterday that had your picture of the Battle of Warszawa on the cover.
A hard fought war, a little romance and still so much to do!
From the book ‘History of the Transylvanian Kingdom 1400-1450’, Library of Anjou, France.…and he sleeps restlessly, his eyes still wide, contorted into what appears to be a look of sheer terror, or steadfast determination; it’s hard to tell in the dim light of the royal chamber. He would call to me occasionally, to bring him water, another sheet, sometimes a sword. Those were the nights that will stay with me, the nights he asked for a sword. He would lie in bed; force me to stay, ‘to guard my flank’. Meaning, I would stand at the door with whatever instrument he instructed me to take, usually a broom nearby that he thought to be a spear. I would stand guard, and watch him flail about in his sleep with ceremonial blades, slashing at the covers and screaming bloody vengeance against ‘heathens, heretics, and the enemies of God Almighty’. I’m unsure what I should do in a situation such as this, he is clearly unfit to lead the kingdom, but at the same time he is still sane enough in public that having him step down might spark an all out civil war. He holds the support of the Church, which is reason enough to fear what disaster would come about should the King be usurped, but how…
To my most High and Mighty Sovereign, Janos I Durazzo, King of Transylvania, Duke of Banat, and Lord Protector of the Kingdom of Transylvania,
I, István Kolozsvár, in the name of the Lord God Almighty, give unto you this letter of greetings.
This glorious Kingdom of Transylvania finds itself at war once more with that of Poland, whom God has proven unto us to be full of sinners and heretics, evidenced by their recent fall from power. God has handed down the task of destroying Poland unto the people of Transylvania, His most devout followers, and servants of his teachings. This task, however, should be taken upon by the King as well as the people. I have been in correspondence with Cardinal Posza, who stands as the left hand of God on Earth, second only to His Holiness the Pope, since the start of the first war that Transylvania had fought against the Heretical Polish. I have asked him once more if we are doing God’s Will in waging war against the Polish, and he has expressed his most concrete affirmation of this sentiment.
Furthermore, and I believe this would interest such a devout man as yourself, he has spoken with the Pope, and has been asked to relay a message unto you, using me as simply a messenger in this matter. The Pope, in his most Holy of wisdom, has decreed that any man of Royal Transylvanian blood who strikes down a soldier of Poland in battle during this war, will be absolved of all sins and have his passage into Heaven assured. Even more, the Pope went on to say that if one were to lead the purging of tainted Christian blood; then that man would sit for eternity as the right hand of God in his Kingdom of Heaven.
The choice, as always my Liege, is on your hands. I know that a man as devout as you are already assured passage into Heaven, but felt it would be good to confer upon you this new information that the Pope has passed unto me.
As always, your most humblest and loyal of servants,
Count István Kolozsvár, lord of Kiliya and Bilhorod-Dnistrovskyi