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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2013, 06:07:15 AM »
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The Return of the Kingsblood

It was a cold late October night in the north of the tundra. The hearths in the Curavian great hall had been burning all night in anticipation of a very special guest. Word had reached James that the elite soldiers he had sent on a secret quest earlier in the month had been able to locate their target. James had had to pay a sum of gold to some unscrupulous character in a local tavern to even hear of the target's location.

The target James had been trying to locate was the long lost bastard son of the previous monarch King Reinhardt. James' men had located Ronald McDonald. He had been swashbuckling the eastern coasts in the far off regions barely inhabited by men. It had taken his envoys nearly two months of hard searching after being provided the tip to locate the ship on which Ronald was engaged. James had received word that Ronald was indeed interested in enlisting after the envoys had made communication with him by Raven. Having once lived as a pirate there was no doubt the lifestyle change would take some getting used to.

James and Ronald spoke for an extended period of time as Ronald was eager to hear tell of his father's exploits. Eventually the topic turned to a position in the Crusader Order. "I wish to receive no special treatment for being the son of the old King" Ronald declared. This was nonsense of course, James knew Ronald was of noble crusader blood. "I won't have it... You'll take the title of Knight and no less" James replied. Having been briefed on the combat skill of Ronald by the men he had sent to fetch him James was assured that Ronald would hold his own with a blade in hand against most trained forces of the realm.

Upon sealing the agreement and swearing Ronald into the ranks of the Crusaders James went to his balcony overlooking the courtyard in central Curaw. He had the trumpet players signal a royal address and spoke down to his peoples "Today the son of a great man has come to us. Though he has not fought with us yet he has sworn himself to our cause. I present to you Knight Ronald of the Crusaders of Acre, Son of Good King Reinhardt." This was received by a mixed roar of "Huzzah" and "Deus Vult" from the populace and the intermixed Crusaders.

As he walked back through his offices and bid Ronald good morrow James mentioned one last thing to Ronald "I won't have a proper knight fighting in rags. There will be a suit of armor in your quarters by morning. Your father would be proud." James was sure that Ronald would prove a valuable asset to the order. After all he had the Kingsblood.


Welcome back Reinhardt Ronald. Good to have you. I look forward to your service to Acre.

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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2013, 05:57:16 PM »
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A Honeymead fueled assault on Ayikke

The army had been marching now for almost a day through heavy snows. Delson had been complaining for hours about how he had not been briefed properly and was ruining his boots. How could a man be so obsessed with footwear James wondered. Hell had Delson not been so adamant about bringing half the Acre supply of mead the trip would have been a fair amount shorter.

The Crusader forces Delson was leading had been prepared with the finest gear from the armoury. James was eager to see how Delson would perform leading troops in the field, the man had been eager to join the fight and contribute to the cause. James admired this of Delson. The army had reached its destination and was forming up its ranks and building assault fortifications. The town appeared to be underdefended. Rumour had it the enemy had some difficulties relating to the logistics of bringing in mercenaries. As the batttle started James saw Delson running in screaming ferociously "IL MAKE FUCKING BOOTS OF YOU YET YOU FUCKS!"

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As the battlefield settled and the Crusaders moved into the recently captured Ayikke James went to find Delson. After some searching he located Delson in the leatherworks of Ayikke. The fool had already taken to crafting a new pair of boots. "Delson I worry sometimes about you. I don't even want to know what those boots are made of. I came to congratulate you on masterfully directing this army. Your contribution to the cause has been noted" James spoke. The two Crusaders conversed for a period of time and then James moved on to tend some of the Crusaders wounded in the combat.

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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #32 on: October 29, 2013, 06:08:31 PM »
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The Return of the Kingsblood

It was a cold late October night in the north of the tundra. The hearths in the Curavian great hall had been burning all night in anticipation of a very special guest. Word had reached James that the elite soldiers he had sent on a secret quest earlier in the month had been able to locate their target. James had had to pay a sum of gold to some unscrupulous character in a local tavern to even hear of the target's location.

The target James had been trying to locate was the long lost bastard son of the previous monarch King Reinhardt. James' men had located Ronald McDonald. He had been swashbuckling the eastern coasts in the far off regions barely inhabited by men. It had taken his envoys nearly two months of hard searching after being provided the tip to locate the ship on which Ronald was engaged. James had received word that Ronald was indeed interested in enlisting after the envoys had made communication with him by Raven. Having once lived as a pirate there was no doubt the lifestyle change would take some getting used to.

James and Ronald spoke for an extended period of time as Ronald was eager to hear tell of his father's exploits. Eventually the topic turned to a position in the Crusader Order. "I wish to receive no special treatment for being the son of the old King" Ronald declared. This was nonsense of course, James knew Ronald was of noble crusader blood. "I won't have it... You'll take the title of Knight and no less" James replied. Having been briefed on the combat skill of Ronald by the men he had sent to fetch him James was assured that Ronald would hold his own with a blade in hand against most trained forces of the realm.

Upon sealing the agreement and swearing Ronald into the ranks of the Crusaders James went to his balcony overlooking the courtyard in central Curaw. He had the trumpet players signal a royal address and spoke down to his peoples "Today the son of a great man has come to us. Though he has not fought with us yet he has sworn himself to our cause. I present to you Knight Ronald of the Crusaders of Acre, Son of Good King Reinhardt." This was received by a mixed roar of "Huzzah" and "Deus Vult" from the populace and the intermixed Crusaders.

As he walked back through his offices and bid Ronald good morrow James mentioned one last thing to Ronald "I won't have a proper knight fighting in rags. There will be a suit of armor in your quarters by morning. Your father would be proud." James was sure that Ronald would prove a valuable asset to the order. After all he had the Kingsblood.


Welcome back Reinhardt Ronald. Good to have you. I look forward to your service to Acre.

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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #33 on: October 29, 2013, 06:27:33 PM »
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Welcome back, Jarlek's words become true once again...
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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #34 on: October 29, 2013, 06:31:10 PM »
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Welcome back, Jarlek's words become true once again...

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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #35 on: October 29, 2013, 06:31:49 PM »
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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #36 on: October 30, 2013, 09:58:52 PM »
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Indeed, this is truly a masterpiece. Ut Dei gratiam manu tua

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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #37 on: November 01, 2013, 09:13:49 PM »
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Ulrich von Lichtenstein von Reinhardt

Years had passed since his adoptive pirate brethren had named the young kings-blood Ronald. He had hated the name ever since it was first bestowed upon him by his first captain, at the age of seven. For years he had carried his cursed name around as the identity of his pirate life. He knew that his mother had bestowed upon him a holy name, one that the Crusader Order from which he came would welcome. However, he was unaware that his father was the fabled King Reinhardt. He had occasionally wondered who his father might be, and why his mother had given him to a scruffy old sea captain, but he often expelled these thoughts quickly from his mind. When a group of disguised Crusaders approached him in port one day, Ronald was taken aback. He was perplexed as to why a group of Crusaders would be searching explicitly for him in these faraway lands. It was not until they were discussing their journey's purpose over a cup of ale that Ronald had realized that this encounter may lead to the discovery of his true identity. Perhaps these Crusaders might be able to tell him where he came from and who his father was. They spoke for several hours...

"I'm... the son of King Reinhardt?" he questioned.

"How can that be!? My mother was simply a farmer's widow in Yruma."

One of the Crusaders answered, "We were accompanying your father when he saved her from brigands outside her farm."

He continued, "Twenty men had wandered to your mother's farm, in search of plunder. Our party had noticed from a distance what was happening, and your father rode fast towards these brigands. He killed two of them before we were able to reach him, and then killed three more during the skirmish. When it was over, your mother thanked him, and soon after, you were born. Your mother sent you away before you were old enough to find out who your father really was."

There was a silence for a time, as Ronald grasped the reality of what the Crusader had said Ronald replied, "And you were sent here to find me... because I'm of royal blood?"

The Crusader responded, "In part. Good King Reinhardt is passed, and on his deathbed he chose his loyal servant Lord James to be named King, as your father knew he had no legitimate heirs. Shortly after his coronation, King James sent us on a quest to find you and return you to him, so that you may join our Order."

Ronald was still trying to digest what had been said, but was relieved to finally be told who his father was and why he was sent away. He agreed to travel with the men back to their capital city of Curaw, in order to find out more about his father, himself, and what King James was to make of him.



They reached the city gates of Curaw, a white and gold banner positioned in front of the gatehouse for all to see. Ronald was escorted to the throne room, where a man in a white and gold cloak sat, while two heavily armored guards on either side of him stood at attention. The men who had escorted him all this way kneeled, and Ronald followed. "Rise", said the King. "It is really you, is it? I'm glad to see you have come. I presume my men here told you why I sent for you?" Ronald replied, "Yes, my liege. They explained to me that I am the son of King Reinhardt." "Does this surprise you?", James asked. "It's taken us weeks to get here, and it still hasn't sank in completely.", Ronald answered. "I can only imagine... I sent for you not only because you are the son of Reinhardt, but because I have an offer for you.", James stated. "What is it you offer, my liege?" Ronald questioned. "I would like for you to join our Holy Order. You shall be a Knight of Acre, sworn in fealty to me, and take on the surname Reinhardt, as your father would have wanted.", James replied. "I would be honored, sire.", answered Ronald. "Then step forward and kneel. From this day onward, you shall be known as Knight Ulrich von Reinhardt of Acre, son of Good King Reinhardt, Knight of Acre, and Protector of the Realm.", the King said as moved his sword from Ronald's shoulder to the other. "Ulrich, sire?", Ronald blurted, confused. "Ronald was bestowed upon you illegitimately, by your old pirate brethren, I would presume. It is not a holy name, and is one that I do not enjoy hearing. Ulrich is a name from your father's birthplace, an honorable and holy name; one that Crusaders would look to you and show you respect for.", replied the King. "Thank you, my King", said the newly named Ulrich. "I shall serve thee well."
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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #38 on: November 01, 2013, 11:25:37 PM »
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In his office high inside the keep of Curaw James was looking over some papers that had been brought to him detailing the progress of some of his crusaders in their training. It seemed that several of the men had made excellent leaps in their ability. Specifically James noted the performance of Blue and Jedae. James had also been closely watching the progress of Reinhardt's son Ulrich who had recently taken up a new name wishing to cast off his pirate given name.

Jedae had recently been promoted to crusader and since then had shown much ability as a leader in the field. Having watched Jedae's tactics James felt it was time to fill the vacant role of Marshal of Acre previously held by Deekay of Acre.

Blue had also shown much improvement, having become a fierce mounted knight. His skill in assisting the foot soldiers from horseback could not be denied. While Blue was still new to the order James felt it was time that he be promoted into the ranks of the bretheren of Acre. His service in the battles of hallows eve was a great assistance.

Ulrich was one of the more skilled fighters James had ever seen to have not been properly trained. How he had learned such skilled footwork and swordplay without the proper training from a castlellan escaped James. As James had been looking to add another member to his royal guard he offered the position to Ulrich. "It would be an honor to serve in your royal guard" Ulrich replied. James made arrangements to have the holy seal of the Acre Royal Guard emblazoned on Ulrich's armor.

Hagleigh was one of the veteran members of Acre having been with the order since early in the days of King Reinhardt. Throughout his service to the order Hagleigh has maintained a strong level of support and dedication to the cause. Currently holding the rank of crusader it was certainly time to promote Hagleigh and upon completion of the required trials Hagleigh was promoted. After expressing an interest in an position in the Royal Guard James had Hagleigh sworn in.


Congratulations to the following members on their promotions!

Crusader Jedae, Promoted to Marshal Jedae

Blue, Promoted to Brother Blue

Knight Ulrich, Promoted to Knight RG Ulrich

Crusader Hagleigh, Promoted to Knight RG Hagleigh

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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #39 on: November 02, 2013, 05:01:47 PM »
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Yes, Congratulations indeed. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2013, 06:15:16 PM »
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I've certainly been very pleased with the levels of activity and dedication I have been seeing lately. As a whole the faction is doing a great job! Keep it up guys!

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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #41 on: November 04, 2013, 11:51:04 PM »
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A Midnight March on Yruma

The vanguard was being led by the newly elected Acre Marshal Jedae. Eager to get into the fray Jedae had personally asked the King to be equipped to lay siege to Yruma. The Confederacy had declared war on the Free Companies and threatened the Kingdom of Acre. Marching through the night a human error and shitty night time setting fierce storm had blown in and severly delayed the army. Trudging slowly through the snows the Marshal's forces arrived at the castle in the early hours of the morning.

Having been exhausted merely an hour before the battle James was unable to oversee his Marshal's attack. He would have to make do with reports from the battle.

Never the less they put up a strong assault breaching the castle walls and killing many of the defenders. There was a long period of skirmishing on the castle walls and an extended stand by the defenders in the gatehouse. There were some complaints from the men of poor supply. The report James had read on his desk told of a few soldiers who spent near the entire assault screaming "THERE AREN'T ANY 0 SLOT WEAPONS!?!?!". Overall however the siege had been a success. The men had been able to deal a sizeable blow to the defending force.

James sent word to Jedae by rider

"I have heard the tidings of your assault on Yruma. Nearly the best outcome we could have hoped for. Your men performed well. I will have more orders for you soon. Deus vult!"

James made a note to ensure that he would be able to attend future assaults of the white walls of Yruma and signed an order for 10,000 broad short swords. There would be no more equipment shortages.

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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #42 on: November 05, 2013, 12:06:06 AM »
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A Midnight March on Yruma

The vanguard was being led by the newly elected Acre Marshal Jedae. Eager to get into the fray Jedae had personally asked the King to be equipped to lay siege to Yruma. The Confederacy had declared war on the Free Companies and threatened the Kingdom of Acre. Marching through the night a human error and shitty night time setting fierce storm had blown in and severly delayed the army. Trudging slowly through the snows the Marshal's forces arrived at the castle in the early hours of the morning.

Having been exhausted merely an hour before the battle James was unable to oversee his Marshal's attack. He would have to make do with reports from the battle.

Never the less they put up a strong assault breaching the castle walls and killing many of the defenders. There was a long period of skirmishing on the castle walls and an extended stand by the defenders in the gatehouse. There were some complaints from the men of poor supply. The report James had read on his desk told of a few soldiers who spent near the entire assault screaming "THERE AREN'T ANY 0 SLOT WEAPONS!?!?!". Overall however the siege had been a success. The men had been able to deal a sizeable blow to the defending force.

James sent word to Jedae by rider

"I have heard the tidings of your assault on Yruma. Nearly the best outcome we could have hoped for. Your men performed well. I will have more orders for you soon. Deus vult!"

James made a note to ensure that he would be able to attend future assaults of the white walls of Yruma and signed an order for 10,000 broad short swords. There would be no more equipment shortages.


A Midnight Defense of Yruma

The defense force was undermanned, there was disorder and chaos in the ranks, a glitch in the code and a lack of attention had lead the battle to be at a shitty time.

A long bloody battle was carried out, many forward spawns were destroyed and many ladders were displaced by the magic aura created by the castle.  The defending force had done well, for having fewer men than the attackers, however the manpower of the castle had received a bloody nose.  The bodies of the dead were thrown over the walls and stacked below, as the castle repaired itself with the powers that all fortresses possess.

Artyem was busy scraping brain matter off of his spathovaklion, as he had crushed many skulls during the siege.  The ASS PRINCE was preparing his army for a battle that would take place only a kilometer away from the castle walls.  His clansmen had seen better days, as Larry was defeated in the field and had retreated to the place known as Europe.  Reykjavik, the brave keeper of the grounds, was slain in battle, defending his homeland from the invading nerds.

The law stood up from his position on the walls, and peered down at the graves of his fallen brethren below, and then out towards the approaching FCC force.  He inhaled deeply and closed his eyes, before saying words he had spoken many times before,

"get dunked on, bitch"


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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #43 on: November 05, 2013, 11:13:30 PM »
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Nice. :mrgreen: It's good to have both sides' story on the battle.

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Re: The Crusaders of Acre under King James [RECRUITING NA]
« Reply #44 on: November 06, 2013, 12:19:31 AM »
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Yeah it's definitely good especially if we can keep it civil and respectful of the actual events! Well done Arty you set the precedent for how to follow up my nerdy Acre RP's. I especially like that the format with the bold title/italic text was kept.