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PerfNES I: Ultima Ratio Regum

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Perfectionist, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Tee Kay

    Tee Kay Silly furry

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    From: Taqi al-Din Huseyn, the Righteous and Sublime Sultan and Sovereign of the Chobanids, Emperor of Antakya and of Jerusalem
    To: Ioannes IX, False-Emperor and Imposter-Autocrat of the Romans, Commander of the Damned, Protector of the Corrupt, Lord of the Flies, Son of a Mangy Dog

    One of the bravest and strongest soldier in my army wants to test his strength against an infidel champion. He almost had his chance, but the champion, who was a captured Roman prisoner, was accidentally killed by his Roman would-be rescuers, by which we meant we drove him along on the battlefield with a bunch of other prisoners as human shields during which he was slaughtered by your side.

    Your pathetic army is destined for defeat, but even in that enfeebled mass there must be some strong warrior who's fit to fight in single combat with Hasan, the said champion in my army. Let us declare a week's truce, and allow our champions the opportunity to fight in front of a small select audience on the plains. You may attend if you wish; we are honorable people and will not attack you under trace.
     
  2. Ninja Dude

    Ninja Dude Sorry, I wasn't listening...

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    The Order agrees. May God see this conflict ended swiftly and with far less bloodshed than in these previous years, both of Christians and those who have not yet seen the Light.
     
  3. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    I'm going to have to drop this NES. My accident put me far behind in my research for the semester and I really can't do this, mod a NES and do all my other stuff at the same time. So for the sake of keeping my NES and research running. Adiós.
     
  4. Thlayli

    Thlayli Le Pétit Prince

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    We are willing to extend an offer of 1,000,000 taris in return for your withdrawal from Sicily.

    Additionally, we are willing to consider a counter-offer, as long as no territory is intended to change hands. If you insist on extending this war, it will be a truly expensive, painful endeavor for us all.
     
  5. The Farow

    The Farow NESer

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    Nice Update! Hopefully, my internet works around the due date this time :)
     
  6. Perfectionist

    Perfectionist Angel of Verdun

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    If that's the way you want it, we can afford to wait. You will no doubt be more reasonable once your Emperor takes your little island away.

    Opinion is mixed, though a decent proportion of the remaining nobility is at least willing to consider it. Muhammad and his inner circle send your messenger back in pieces.

    He'll give you some scapegoats if you want them, but he won't pay anything.

    OOC: Sorry for the lame diplo responses:(

    The assembly of freemen. Basically your parliament.

    Another 40,000 or so would complete most of the important routes.

    Fixed.

    Oh yes: orders are due Friday at 4 PM eastern time
     
  7. das

    das Regeneration In Process

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    Did Immaculate stop playing?
     
  8. Perfectionist

    Perfectionist Angel of Verdun

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    He switched to Liyun. At least, he said he was going to.
     
  9. Birdjaguar

    Birdjaguar Hanafubuki Super Moderator Supporter

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    How about an updated player list.
     
  10. Espoir

    Espoir Warlord

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    From: The Son of Heaven
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    We are overjoyed at the filial virtue you have observed in the customs of war, honoring the wisdom of your ancestors by presenting the value to our children of honor over treachery. Please accept our tidings of friendship, and let from this day forward agree to sacred peace. Let no warrior of ours ever do costly battle with a soldier of yours, and let our fleets preserve peace on the eastern sea for trade and travel.
     
  11. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Aye- this is true- i had wanted to switch to Europe since this started and got my chance when Panda dropped.
     
  12. Kentharu

    Kentharu Zebra Commander

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    From Abdul ibn Imad, wazir to Muhammad, Emir al-Isbunah
    To Emir of Saraqusta


    My master requests peace. Status quo ante?
     
  13. Kraznaya

    Kraznaya Princeps

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    As the great Averroes advised, we will agree to overlook your transgressions against truth in favor of heresy, and show mercy to the ignorant as is commanded by our benevolent God. We hope your master has seen the error of his ways, and will not err as such in the future. We are agreed.
     
  14. Matt0088

    Matt0088 Deity

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    I'm going to drop Poland. I simply don't have enough interest to put any effort into playing. Sorry for the waste of time Perf. :(
     
  15. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

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    Can you PM me estimates of how much further each of my project(s) will cost?
     
  16. qoou

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    From Mac****rig of Lax Hlaup, Marshal of the League, Bringer of Wealth to Europe
    To the Illustrious Leofric, Third of His name, Emperor of England and its various possessions


    The Garonne has been an important conduit of trade since ancient times. Its mouth on the Atlantic coast allows goods to easily flow from northern lands along the length of the river, into the regions known as Gascony, northern Iberia, and as far as Provence. Additionally, the proximity of the Garonne to that of other river systems of southern Gaul allows such goods to be redistributed throughout the wider region, and more significantly into the Mediterranean Sea.

    Now, as you well know, the recent Iberian war has significantly disrupted trade routes that used to flow through the region. The enthusiastic rape and pillage of the Western Mediterranean by the Muwahhidun has further deterred traders from attempting the journey. The only major link between the Atlantic and Mediterranean that remains is thus the Garonne river system, with the city Bordeu acting as a trading hub.

    With these facts in mind, I hope your ever-wise majesty understands the urgency with which I seek council with your most prestigious person. While whatever dispute exists between you and the monarch of Gascony is not the League's concern, the possibility of the vital Gascon trade routes being disrupted does worry us direly. As such, I advise the most-powerful Emperor to keep the conflict away from the Garonne river, and especially from the trading hub of Bordeu. Certainly the issue that sparked this unfortunate war can be resolved at the diplomatic table, can it not? I myself, the sole Marshal and Representative of the League, am offering to mediate any such peace talks.

    I await your advice on this pressing matter.


    From Mac****rig of Lax Hlaup, Marshal of the League
    To the various warring nations of the Mediterranean


    The bloody conflict that engulfs your countries is certainly most unfortunate; lately, however, it seems to have grown to also engulf neutral parties. The League has been receiving worrying reports of a brief blockade of the Straits of Gibraltar, and more importantly of widespread killing and pillaging across the western Mediterranean. This war is between your respective monarchs, and the rest of the world has never asked to be involved in it. As such, the League is considering sending armed ships as an escort for its merchantry. If such a decision is indeed taken, make sure that any attacks on our merchants will be appropriately responded to.
     
  17. spryllino

    spryllino Deity

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    Our military plans are not subordinate to your trading interests. We apologise for any incidental inconveniences war may cause your merchants. We continue to adhere to the principle that we will not intentionally obstruct your business if you do not obstruct ours.

    We thank you for reminding us of the increased value at present of the tariff revenue along the Garonne. (ooc: :p)
     
  18. Thlayli

    Thlayli Le Pétit Prince

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    If you feel the desire to kill corsairs along the straits, be our guest. We could use an ally in this conflict. Any of your ships that reach Sicilian ports will be charged the standard duty offered to Longphort traders.
     
  19. Insane_Panda

    Insane_Panda Deity

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    OOC: Great update, Perf. I'm still reading avidly.

    also lol@Iberia.
     
  20. Toteone

    Toteone Deity

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    So apparently I've been told there were some questions about me fighting near Minskas, well I meant I wanted to fight next to the walls and sally out so I could police the rabble properly by using them as cannon fodder with pikes and bows aimed at their backs, but maybe that wouldn't have worked?
    Anyway FC beat me fair and square so I didn't complain I was just pointing out something went contrary to my intention though that might as well have been vague orders. I mean heck the whole charge thing worked out for me didn't it, even though I didn't mean to use it like that, so it evens out.
    And he's letting in missionaries now and I'm not sure if Denmark was ever talking to me after the first talk went very well but maybe he will if I am not in charge, so I really did think it was best if I left Duke's.

    Don't see any nations I like available, but maybe later.
     

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