3MA/Idle Thumbs Forum: Crusader Kings II Succession Game – part X (Riadsala)

Duchess Elisa of Provence 1112AD

1st May

My plans for Geneve are poorly thought out: in his wisdom Kaiser Gunzelin the Good has ruled that vassals may not wage war against each other. So be it. Truth be told, the notion left a bitter taste. I have a much better idea now, I do not know why I did not think of it earlier: Count Andreas has only a daughter, the charming Osterhild de Geneve. It seems like a match should be made with Gilbert, my second son.

16th May

May the lord watch over them

May the lord watch over them

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3MA/Idle Thumbs Forum: Crusader Kings II Succession Game – part IX (Riadsala)

Duchess Elisa of Provence 1107AD

12th June 1109

All is quite in Provence. I decide it is time I find myself a hobby.

A new investment.

A new investment.

News spreads quickly and within the month a band of hedge knights arrive and visit the inn, before I even get a chance to open. I prepare a lavish feast in their honour. I decide to name the house after one of those men: the Drunken Squire. The poor man entered a jousting tournament while drunk and injured himself.

Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

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3MA/Idle Thumbs Forum: Crusader Kings II Succession Game – part VII (Riadsala)

Duchess Elisa of Provence 1106AD

27 October

Dear Diary, today is the day my life begins anew. My father’s father’s brother’s son’s son has died and through either some quirk of fate, or the hand of the all mighty, I find myself Acfred’s titles. I find myself now Duchess Elisa, Countess of Provance, Forcalquier and Savoy, Barones of Grimaud and Nyons. While it is not a woman’s place to rule, there appears to be no other option, with Acred’s son, Acrfed being only nine years of age. And we are at war.

Meet the Bosonids

Meet the Bosonids

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3MA/Idle Thumbs Forum: Crusader Kings II Succession Game – part VI (SuperBiasedMan)

Duke Acfred of Provence 1102 – 1106

I immediately offer my services to the pope in his crusade, Jerusalem sorely needs our intervention to right God’s presence. While waiting on his acceptance, I discover that my liege is fighting his own holy war for the duchy of Sicili! He has a vast army raised but my own effort would surely be missed if I didn’t join in.

 

Marching to war

Marching to war

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3MA/Idle Thumbs Forum: Crusader Kings II Succession Game – part V (SuperBiasedMan)

Duke Acfred of Provence 1102 – 1106
I am Duke Acfred of Provence. Through my wife the Duchess Berchte I am also Duke of Dauphiné.

I have just been named as duke because father has now returned to god. I pray that he is well received above, in spite of his flawed character he did his best to raise me in a fitting manner.
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3MA/Idle Thumbs Forum: Crusader Kings II Succession Game – part IV (Gormongous)

Bertrand II: 1094-1102

As the learned Bishop Evrard of Aix tells me, it is spoken among the learned heathens of a man named Sisyphus, who was cursed by the devils that the ancients called “gods” before the revelation of Christ. For rebuke of his cleverness, which leads even the wise astray, Sisyphus had to push a boulder up a hill, in the full knowledge that it would roll down the other side once he had reached its crest. He was bound thus for all eternity, until we shall all made whole again with the Second Coming. Evrard is fond of offering to me this tale, when I meditate on the path that the line of Boso has taken down through history. He is a wise man, I know, because I appointed him myself. Continue reading