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Bulletin Board Listing for Public Notices Board (3) - November & December 2012.

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Message: 3/1                       Posted        Author
Edict of Grace                     Nov 02 2012   Agravain
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*Following a rousing fire and brimstone sermon by Father Agravain van Gelder on the nature of heresy, and its destruction of the soul, the following proclamation is conspiciously posted in all churches of the Diocese of Akko, in both Latin and the several vernacular languages of the City:*

IN THE NAME OF THE PANCREATOR, AMEN.

KNOW YE ALL that the Pancreator's mercy is bountiful, and his forgiveness limitless. A representative of the Most Holy Office of the Inquisition being now present in the Diocese of Akko, and it having been pronounced from the pulpit, in the forms required, those sins which are anathema to the Pancreator and His Church, all who have sinned are now offered this opportunity for reconciliation. 

Therefore, all those who shall, within the forty days next from this proclamation of grace, present themselves with due contrition and true reptentance for any sins, and who confess their sins and those of others known to them, from any heresies, apostasies, technosophies, or other sins against the Pancreator's Grace and Holy Mother Church, shall be redeemed with only salutory penance, and shall be spared death, perpetual imprisonment, and the confiscation of properties.

Those who fail to present themselves and give full accounting of their heretical and schismatic sins and those of others known to them, shall, at the end of the time given in this edict, be subject to such censures and medicinal penalties as are required for make them realize the grave state of their blackened soul mirrors.

May those who walk in the light of the Celestial Sun have no fear, and those who hide in the darkness tremble before the Pancreator's purifying flame.

GIVEN THIS Sunday, 22nd of March, in the Year of the Pancreator 5001, in the Cathedral of the Warrior Saints, Diocese of Akko, Archidocese of Revelation. 

FOR THE HOLY OFFICE:

AGRAVAIN VAN GELDER
Sacerdos Ordo Orthodoxus
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Message: 3/2                       Posted        Author
AAR: Ambush on the Joy             Nov 08 2012   Hugh
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*This dispatch is sent to the Curia a day after it happened (and thus after the recce referred to therein). Can be considered public to any military-connected chars or officers of the Curia, for others provided for informative purposes.*


What: Kurgan Ambush at the Joy
When: March 31 5001
Drafted by: Lord Hugh of Justinian, Baron of Remle & Castellan of the North (someone has written a clarification in red ink under this: "HUGH THE BASTARD")

Description:
Returning with retainers from campaigning near Revelations. Joined barge w/ many wounded & sick heading to west bank. Set out at night. Others present: Adept Zebediah Hawkings and acolytes of Brothers Battle, Sister Idonea of Urth Orthodox with muster mercenaries. About halfway over saw wreckage of previous barge, many dead on water, small boat drifting on water with sounds of wounded. On East side of bank many Known Worlder dead. Suspected ambush - took command & organised defenses. In resulting ambush swimmer with explosives tried to blow up boat, stopped through quick action of Sister Idonea. Fired warning shot over bow of boat, flushed out Kurgan with explosives strapped to body; riflemen led by Adept Hawkings shot, caused explosion. Kurgans on bank started to flee, all rifles opened fire - two killed, several wounded. Estimated number of enemy 12-15. After this crossed to West shore without incident.

Analysis: Kurgans had set up ambush luring barges closer with 'bait', wounded men on boat with suicide bomber, with swimmer with explosives for redundancy. Attack thwarted but find tactics worrying. Advice field commanders to take into account; Kurgan presence near Joy worrying. Suggest engaging in dialogue with Kurgans over acceptable rules of war; preferred method - no prisoners policy for week or two.

Results: 4 Kurgan dead, few wounded. No friendly casualties in engagement, but estimate 50-100 dead on earlier barge + great loss of material.

Further action: leading recce over river tomorrow night with Adept Hawkings and small squad.
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Message: 3/3                       Posted        Author
The Order of the Axe and Fist      Nov 09 2012   Karl
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Many things are lost in the tumult of war: lives, lands, plundered riches- and in some cases, even history itself. The memories of the fallen, knowledge snuffed out, records written but put to flame. Many things are forgotten, but not all are lost. Such is the case of the Order of the Axe and Fist, its history lost with the sack of Sidon during the Betrayal, and that same history uncovered from the ashes of war, largely throguh the research of Lady Chiaka Justinian, Baroness Avenal.

Extant several centuries ago upon this planet was a knightly order founded by House Justinian, sworn to the defense of its ideals and inspired by its proximity to the Holy City. The challenges of its heydey were not the same as those we face today, but its mission was fundamentally no different that of modern orders. It was an order that valued service, honor, and fearless action in pursuit of a just cause.

And never has there been a cause more just than that we now fight for: for Yathrib, for the Holy City, and for faith itself. To serve this purpose, I hereby restore the Order of the Axe and Fist to its prior status as a sworn knightly order of House Justinian. Until such time as it has its own chapter houses, its members shall receive training and quarter at Castle Sidon. The order shall welcome and sponsor any able recruit or trained warrior willing to pledge themselves to the House and to its causes, first among those the defense of our lands against heathen threat and the retaking of the Holy City.

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Message: 3/4                       Posted        Author
Victory for the Empire!            Nov 10 2012   Chiaka
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People of Akko and the Crusader States! I, Baroness Chiaka Iulia Theodosia Justinian of Avenal, Captain of the Void Rose am pleased to report my crushing victory over the Kurgan Infidels North of Kerak!

Late last night I led a raid with the aid of Knight Captain Edward Graves of the Imperial Forces, and Sub-Prior Zebediah of the Brother Battle Order. With no losses we took the manor of the Khanate of Tirebolu, disabled its defenses, and captured its lord and his family, who I even now hold for ransom or exchange for one of the Faithful. Further, we crippled the Kurgan's water pumping and power stations in the area, and will be able to use parts obtained to repair the stations in our lands.

The Empire has achieved a great victory this morning. The Pancreator smiles on the faithful. Deus Vult!
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Message: 3/5                       Posted        Author
Horseback Hunt                     Nov 12 2012   Renaud
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Tomorrow, at (10AM CST, 8AM PST, 3PM GMT), His Excellency, Count Renaud Germaine DeMoley of Leon will be holding an invitational horseback hunt to locate a wild boar of reportedly unusual size that has been destroying livestock and raising hue and cry from the peasantry.

Count Renaud has heard his people's cries and he will be mustering in the Barony of Josselin. The Lion Count invites all huntsmen and sportsmen from around the Crusader State to join him in searching for this this massive beast. A 50 firebird bounty is being offered for the beasts head in mountable condition. 

(Plot to be run, if you wish to take part, let me know. This is a good chance for the Euros. I'll only take 4-5, and if my boss walks in, well we may delay this!)

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Message: 3/6                       Posted        Author
Blacksun Raiders                   Nov 12 2012   Quinn
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In the early hours of Tuesday, April 07th 5001 Pilgrim's landing was abuzz with activity as the league vessel Bannockburn's Blessing began ferrying down what by all accounts was an entire infantry company bearing the badge of the Chainers. Over the course of a couple hours, men and equipment, including jeeps and light troop carriers, as well as a heavy weapons. After the unit fully assembled, on the edge of the spaceport, they moved to the outskirts and begin setting up a temporary bivouc while their captain, a man named Quinn according to talk at the starport begin in towards Akko city proper with a small detachment. 

(Anyone interested in contacting the Raiders can get ahold of Quinn, or any of his other officers)
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Message: 3/7                       Posted        Author
Soiree at the Lion Tower           Nov 17 2012   Renaud
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Message: 3/8                       Posted        Author
Party Canceled!                    Nov 17 2012   Renaud
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On account of battle. Will Reschedule. 


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Message: 3/9                       Posted        Author
Blacksun Raiders now Available     Nov 21 2012   Quinn
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The Blacksun Raiders have announced they are officially available to take on contracts, both Defensive and Offensive in nature, short term and long, and are willing to contract out individual elements, or the company in it's entirety. Bids and employment offers will be accepted over the next week before any contracts will be finalized.

The Following elements are currently available for Contract: 

1st Platoon “Jagged Knives” - 50 Muster Hoplites, organized into four 12 man squads led by Lieutenant Charles Johnson.  

2nd Platoon “Grackle Foxes” - 50 Muster Hoplites, organized into four 12 man squads led by Lieutenant Shaw Steele

1st Artillery Section “The Rainmakers” - 3 gun battery of L66 Wild Wombat 155mm Cannons led by Lieutenant Rick Ramrod

2nd Artillery Section “Long Necks” - 3 gun battery of Chrysanthemum-88's led by Sergeant Jean McAllister

3rd  Artillery Section “Widow Makers” - 3 gun battery of Chrysanthemum-88's led by Sergeant  Allison Cramer
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Message: 3/10                      Posted        Author
Open Salon 'al-Karak' - Lion Tower Nov 21 2012   Renaud
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All worthies of Akko are invited to the Lion Tower for a discussion and assessment of the currently unfolding events to the north and their possible impact on trade, campaign season and the Crusade as whole. 

+jump mountofapples, N, E, Up, 3 - Library level
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Message: 3/11                      Posted        Author
Exepdition to the Auberry          Nov 22 2012   Eisenstein
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Sir-Knight Vasiliy Eisenstein of the Emperor's Company of the Phoenix is organizing an expedition north into the Kurgan controlled lands of the Auberry. Baron Martin Augustine Pendrill de Moley has been kind enough to lend his support and sponsor the adventure. Sir-Knight Vasiliy is looking for capable people to discover and retreave lost artifacts and knowledge from the Kurgan lands. Contact him if you are interested.

(OOC: I am aiming to do this little adventure on Satuday around 7 or 8, likely playing for a few hours, possibly extending based on consensus or picking up on Sunday. I currently have 3 others signed on (Although I'm not sure if Martin will be personally coming!) And I hope to get 2-3 more. @mail me and we can set up some RP on Friday!)
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Message: 3/12                      Posted        Author
Expedition Clarification           Nov 25 2012   Eisenstein
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As Questing Knight Vasiliy Eisenstein finds the Lords and Ladies of Yathrib so jumpy he seeks to clarify that he leads his expedition into Kurgan held lands. Have no fear, no one is going to be raiding Crusader and loyal Empire holdings.
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Message: 3/13                      Posted        Author
The Barony of Arsuf                Nov 27 2012   Karl
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The following speech was issued from the seat of the Marquis of Sidon, and delivered by courier to the Barony of Arsuf directly after. Word travels elsewhere first in rumor, before the formal declaration with attendant (and more lengthy) legal documentation is delivered to various parties:

"In the year 4675, following the promulgation of the Statue of Counts, Lord Walker Justinian granted the lands and titles of the Barony of Arsuf to the Order of the Axe and Fist, in perpertuity, that the Order would never want for a base of support. With the extinction of the Order, the title passed elsewhere through a variety of dubious claims, culminating with that of Alam al-Malik, whose heredity is disputed by his own House, placing the Barony in peril on the eve of holy war. In order to guarantee its just and prudent rule, the security of the northern border, and to promote the rightful claim of my ancient order, on this day, the 25th of April, five thousand and one, I, Carolus TIberius Justinian, Marquis Sidon and Grand Master of the reformed Order of the Axe and Fist, lay claim upon the Barony of Arsuf on behalf of the chivalric order originally granted its title. This title shall henceforth be held by and pass between subsequent Grand Masters of the Order rather than by heredity, to insure that for all time the Knights will possess lands and support."

Other rumors follow repetition of the declaration: that the entirety of the newly-formed Knightly order, as well as the core of Sidon's elite troops are already en route to Arsuf, all under the direct personal command of the Marquis himself.

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Message: 3/14                      Posted        Author
Re Barony of Arsuf                 Nov 28 2012   Lyov
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The following public announcement has been made in regards to the claim on Arsuf, although a private communique is rumored to have been exchanged to both the Courts of Arsuf and Sidon:

A barony in dispute is not in dispute. The vassals of Auberry are advised to chart a careful and prudent course in accord with the Pancreator, the protection of his people, and the liberation of this world. A war between vassals this close to the season of war is frowned upon not just by His Excellency Lyov Feodrovich Kurakin, Vice-Count Auberry, but His Grace Feodor Mikhailovich Kurakin, Count Auberry and Maleband, Viscount Tarquin Minor of Severus, Cupholder to Prince Hyram of Severus, Lord Chancellor Emeritus of the Holy City.

Should not priority be given to protecting people of the faith and liberating Revelation over petty squabbles that get in the way of preparing for war? Division and discord surely opens the gates for the Kurgans to march once more to Akko.

Issued 25th of April, 5001

Feodor Mikhailovich Kurakin Decados
Count Auberry and Maleband

Lyov Feodrovich Kurakin Decados
Vice-Count Auberry
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Message: 3/15                      Posted        Author
Auberry Airspace                   Nov 30 2012   Lyov
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By Order of His Grace, Lord Feodor Mikhailovich Kurakin Decados, Count of Auberry and Maleband, Viscount Tarquin Minor, Cupholder to Prince Hyram of Severus, Lord Chancellor Emeritus of the Holy City:

Auberry airspace shall be off-limits to any and all military activity not permitted by the Count of Auberry and Maleband and Vice-Count of Auberry. Any violation outside of personal travel within the County with retinue, without written notice to His Grace and His Excellency, shall be considered an act of open war.

The boundaries of this Order are subject to change without notice.

Issued April 27, 5001

On Behalf of Feodor Mikhailovich Kurakin Decados
Count Auberry and Maleband

Lyov Feodrovich Kurakin Decados
Vice-Count Auberry
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Message: 3/16                      Posted        Author
Charioteer Offers Services         Dec 02 2012   Menglor
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A Charioteer, Captain Gaius Menglor, continues to offer his services here in Akko to the Nobles, Clergy, Crusaders, Guilders, and Imperial Soldiers from the Known World here on Yathrib. He is willing to transport any cargo that will fit his on his ship (legal or otherwise it is rumored). He is also a capable and willing combat pilot (having served in the Merchant League military spacefleet) who will take any number of men into dangerous situations, should they so desire. For those who are looking to Quest, he can easily transport anyone and their gear to any destination on the planet. For those looking to leave Yathrib and explore the solar system or beyond, he is willing to take them to any and all points they desire. Gaius Menglor has full crew, and Captain's a Free Trader class freighter the Astraeus.

OOC: We may not be big, but we're small. I'm willing to take any job that requires a ship. Don't much care what it is, so long as it provides Rp. Contact me if interested in adventures or Rp in the air. :)

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Message: 3/17                      Posted        Author
Auberry: Feudal Levies Raised      Dec 03 2012   Lyov
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By Order of His Grace, Lord Feodor Mikhailovich Kurakin Decados, Count of Auberry and Maleband, Viscount Tarquin Minor, Cupholder to Prince Hyram of Severus, Lord Chancellor Emeritus of the Holy City:

In preparation for war against the Kurgans of Kerak and Ash-Shallalat, feudal levies of the Counties of Auberry and Maleband are to be raised and called in for war. The Banner of the Twin Arrows shall guide us to victory in the north so that efforts may be made to liberate the Holy City of Revelation from the Kurgan infidels.

Any violation without special dispensation from the Lord of Auberry and Maleband shall be considered an act of treason.

Issued April 29, 5001

On Behalf of Feodor Mikhailovich Kurakin Decados
Count Auberry and Maleband

Lyov Feodrovich Kurakin Decados
Vice-Count Auberry
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Message: 3/18                      Posted        Author
Bounty                             Dec 03 2012   Chiaka
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A bount yhas been posted for the capture, alive, of an Engineer ranked Fellow, Wrent. His crime includes stealing from Avenal. And theft of valuable materials to the Crusader State. Amount of the reward will depend on the state of the Engineer on his capture, and if the materials - valuable pumping supplies - are recovered as well.
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Message: 3/19                      Posted        Author
Muster buying POWs                 Dec 08 2012   Quinn
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The season of war is nearly upon us, and your fiefs will have an abundance of Kurgan captives and refugees. Rather then execute these heathen savages, let them do good, and earn a chance of redemption in the eyes of the Pancreator; Sell them to the Muster, so we can bolster our defenses on Stigmata with these savage warriors, and do your part to protect the Known Worlds from the alien terror despoiling our worlds and threatening our borders.

The Muster is offering reasonable compensation per-head for able-bodied men and women, contact your local Chainer representative for details.
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Message: 3/20                      Posted        Author
Letters Patent: Chamberlain        Dec 08 2012   Renaud
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Renaud, by the Pancreator's grace Count of Leon: to all people to whom these presents shall come, greetings!

Know that my land of Leon is blessed specially by all that is holy, as it was the place where our blessed Prophet showed his master over the beasts of claw and birds of wing, and that it has always been the stalwart guardian of faith,

And know also that as the demands of state are vast, and that with new allies we must rise to our place as leaders amongst the free & faithful peoples, the Counts of Leon have many pressing duties, and many loyal vassals, and many trusted kinsmen,

Therefore, by these Letters Patent do I appoint a Chamberlain for Leon, Sir Guillaume de Moley, who is stalwart and true, loyal of heart & deed, a strong arm & keen eyes for the County of Leon. He shall be my true & oathsworn man, for her loves what I love and hates what I hate, and listen to his counsel as you would listen to mind.

In witness whereof we have caused these letters to be made patent, and have set our great seal of Leon to be affixed to these presents, signed under with our own hand.

Given this third day of May in the Year of Our Lord Five Thousand and One, the fifth year of our rule in Leon.


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Message: 3/21                      Posted        Author
Council of War, Dec 16 12.00 EST   Dec 10 2012   Hugh
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Counts, Barons, Lords, Crusader Captains, Priors and all other vassals of the Crusader State and loyal warriors of the Crusade are called for a council of war, to secure troop commitments, to share and discuss a plan of action, and to make the Crusader State ready for war. The meeting will be held at Lord Geoffrey's palace on (IC DATE).

OOC: happening at December 16th, 12.00 (noon) EST. All are welcome.
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Message: 3/22                      Posted        Author
Tournament Forthcoming!            Dec 10 2012   Renaud
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                 \    :
                  :   |
                  |* St. Palamedes        The Baronetcy of Wolsey
   Cote-Leon      ;   |            While not expansive, Wolsey is comfortable
                ,'    ;            enough to support a crusader captain in 
               /     /             some style, while giving him the ability to
              (     ; The Shining  to raise soldiers to fight for him while 
               \    :    Gulf      also meeting his feudal levy of armsmen. 
                :    '.            
               * Leon '            This baronetcy has been empty since the 
                |    .'            siege of Akko, and now the Count of Lions
                |   * Port         is looking to see its manor reborn. A hilly
                ;  .' Leon         land, with good forests and rich soil, this
         *     /   :               Baronetcy is located close to the border of 
       Wolsey ;     \              lands claimed by Crow's Landing. To welcome
              :      \     ,-.     the newest round of Crusaders, Count Renaud
              *.,     `---'   \    will be holding a tournament to fill the 
         Crow's  `-.           :   vacancy. 
         Landing    `-         '
                      \        '.  Six champions will be chosen - one by each
                       \       .'  of the Barons of Cote-Leon and one by the 
                        \      :   Count himself, to take part in a series of 
                         :     :   challenges to prove themselves worthy of 
                         :    .'   the landholding. Do you think this baronetcy
                          \   ;    is something you can win and hold? Seek a 
---------------.           : (     baron of the Lion Coast. 
      The River `------.    '*Akko
        Moss            `----'.
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OOC: Seek Seraphine, Desideria, Katerine, Lielani, Evard Comstock or Renaud for sponsorship into the tournament. This is not a strictly physical contest, as a good administrator must also have something extra to bring to the table, so don't feel like you have to be AMAZING with a sword to win. 
 

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Message: 3/23                      Posted        Author
A speech in Exodus Square          Dec 11 2012   Renaud
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A speech given in Exodus Square, with alms and charity provided by the house of DeMoley... 

"Exodites of Revelation! 

Hear my words, know my heart. 

I hear your growing frustration. I hear your voices. I share it, I understand it. 
Too long you have been ignored. Too long have we strayed from Relevation. Too long have we let petty politics temper our passion for the Pancreators Vision. 

No more, I say! No more. No longer will the Lion sit by while the Exodites are ignored. No longer will the Lion sit by while Crusade is turned to profit and greed. No longer will the Lion sit by while the true cause for this crusade is ignored! 

I, Renaud Germain DeMoley, the 17th count of Leon, pledge a donation to the Order of Saint Maya that shall show my regard and esteem and commitment. Let me do with coin now, what will be done come campaign with soldiers. In addition, I set aside my sponsorship during the Wolsey Tournament to be held in the spring, I set it aside for a champion of the Order of Saint Maya's choosing, that an Exodite may step forward and be recognized and potentially made landed in Leon. Let us never forget those most ravaged by this crusade. 

And come campaign season... It is true that Leon was savaged in the Betrayal, and that I myself spent long years in enemy captivity before escaping with Gods Grace. We all have suffered. But the Lion is ready to roar once more. Come the campaign season, the soldiers of Cote-Leon march, and we march for no place other than Revelation. 

Every act, every action, every battle, they lead to one only place. 

To Glory! To God! To Relevation!" 

(OOC: With no econ data yet, it is impossible to offer a real number for a donation. Please don't hate. :( )
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Message: 3/24                      Posted        Author
Auberry: Loudspeakers              Dec 11 2012   Lyov
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Auberry loudspeakers at the markets and plazas have returned in full force:

...Martin Velas - Robbery - 2 months; Sanaa Kalil - Criminal (2nd) Violation of Merchant Quota - Fine and 1 Month Suspended; Andre Lishkov - Criminal (1st) Violation of Merchant Quota - Fine. Petty Offenses omitted.

The Crusader State proposes abandoning Sidon and Arsuf to the Kurgan infidels. While demogogues seek moment's glory in Revelation, the Mantis is dedicated to the protection of your homes and fields and lives. The faithful of the North shall never bow to the Kurgan yoke and together, the people of Auberry and Maleband shall reap the rewards of prudence and temperance when sustainable and /permanent/ reconquest of the Holy City is at hand.

Production Quotas for the month of May: Calliere Minor - 3.2 firebirds; Calliere Major - 9.5 firebirds; Leandra Village Manor - 4.4 firebirds...
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Message: 3/25                      Posted        Author
Exodite Square: Deus Vult!         Dec 11 2012   Hugh
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At noon, Hugh of Justinian, Captain-General of the Curia Custodes, gave the following speech before a crowd consisting largely of the common folk of Akko and crusader knights and their retinues:

"Men and women of Akko. Crusaders from across the Void. Children of Revelation."
"Eighty years ago, the Infidel took the Holy City, driving the trueborn sons and daughters of Revelation into exile and dimming the light of the Prophet's memory. Eighty years we have waited to take back one of the holiest places of our faith, for some of us a worldly home but for every man and woman a home of the soul."
"Now, it is time to take the Holy City back for the faithful. Offworld crusaders have brought men from every corner of the Known Worlds, the lords and ladies of the Curia have pledged their support for this holy quest, and the Exiles of Revelation burn with fervour to reclaim their homes. Even now, while we have sat with our thumbs in our asses and watched on, the Legion of the Emperor has bled itself dry for us. Shall we be lesser in honour and faith? I say that it is we who shall win this war for Mother Church and the defence of the faithful."
"For those of you who do not know me, I am Hugh of Justinian, the man who took the walls of Revelation during the Golden Season. Our victory was brief, our retreat bitter. Now I am here to finish that noble work. The Curia has appointed me Captain-General to lead our forces to Revelation. I swear to you that I will not rest until the banner of the faithful once more flies above the turrets of Revelation. Akko /will/ call its banners and march, and soon."
"But it is not great lords or offworld technology that will bring us victory. This will be a hard and thankless war, and it is only by the grace of the Pancreator, by our love of the faith and our hatred of the infidel that we will triumph. All who fall in battle shall fall as martyrs, most beloved of the Pancreator. So pledge your swords and those of your men to the noble quest for Revelation!"
 "Deus Vult!"

The speech was well received, though whether it /calmed/ anyone is of course a matter of debate. Many offworld knights and a great multitude of the commoners bent knee, and vowed to take the sword. Though a vow to bear the jumpcross sword is no light thing, many of the latter will likely be disappointed - if unable to fund their own armor and weapons, or to ride a horse.
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Message: 3/26                      Posted        Author
Auberry: Maleband Airspace         Dec 12 2012   Lyov
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All travel in and out of the Mantis lands of the County of Maleband is restricted to Decados military business. All ground transport to Maleband is hereby restricted to Decados personnel.

Any persons found contravening the sovereign boundaries of Maleband shall be detained and prosecuted or shot down without warning.

On behalf of His Grace, Feodor Mikhailovich Kurakin Decados
Count Auberry and Maleband, Viscount Tarquin Minor

Lyov Feodrovich Kurakin Decados
Vice-Count Auberry
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Message: 3/27                      Posted        Author
Auberry: Maleband Airspace, Cont.  Dec 13 2012   Lyov
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Auberry and Maleband airspace remain closed to all but Decados Military personnel and those granted permits. Land travel through the Pass of Arrows at the Maleband terminus shall be granted upon permit only for traditional caravans that can prove their origin in Maleband, any court costs relating to securing a permit through a special magistrate waived. Travel in and out of the Maleband ruins and the vicinity north remains restricted to Decados personnel.

Contrary to rumors, land travel through the County of Auberry has not been prohibited, no need for permits, except for large non-Decados military concentrations and non-Decados retinues of over twelve (12) heads unless they have been granted permission to cross Auberry or they are in the service of Marquis Sidon, Baron Newbridge, Prior's Ford, or Arsuf.

These restrictions are subject to change without warning.

Lyov Feodrovich Kurakin Decados
Vice-Count Auberry
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Message: 3/28                      Posted        Author
Festivities and Artillery Libation Dec 19 2012   Hassan
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*Sent via Messenger to Nobility, Military, and other VIPs *

Greetings,


        The Baron of Helborg cheerfully invites you to witness the blessings of a miraculous feat of modern engineering. I respectfully ask for your attendance to a social gathering to be held within Johburg where you will be allowed to witness the firing of 'The Voice of the Mountain'. This magnificent weapon will display its prowess and devastating effectiveness as it reaches beyond the Shining Gulf to strike against our enemy in Rabaq!

        There will be wine, food, dancing, and song as we rejoice and celebrate the coming campaign. Lord Helborg himself will be demonstrating the inspiring military piece and hosting this event. His gunship will be made available for safely escort those who wish to join from Akko to Johburg. Festivities will commence at noon to be followed shortly therafter by the firing of this wonderous creation!



Yours Truly,

Hassan ibn Abd Al-Haww ibn Al-Malik
Baron of Helborg
Lord of the Mountains
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Message: 3/29                      Posted        Author
Advertisement                      Dec 22 2012   Zakaria
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Handbills are posted in those areas of Akko frequented by sailors and adventure seekers, and an advertisement published with the Town Criers, reading as follows.

                                Peerless Talon                                

Commanded by Captain Sir Zakaria Haidar al-Malik, who has been on several cruises and met with great success...

All Gentlemen Volunteers; Seamen, and able bodied Landsmen, who wish to acquire Riches and Honour, are invited to repair on board the Peerless Talon Privateer ship of War, now laying in Akko Harbour; mounting several six inch guns, swivels, &c bound on a cruise to the Southward against the Kurgan, and all the Crusader State's enemies, and then to return to this Harbour.

All volunteers will be received on board the said ship - or by Captain Sir Zakaria al-Malik, at his Rendezvous at Mr. Johnson's Tavern in the Corsair's Alley, where they will meet with all due Encouragement, and the best Treatment; Proper Advance will be given.

 (OOC: Should you wish to join a privateer crew on a dangerous adventure that is both brave and foolhardy, contact Zakaria.)
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Message: 3/30                      Posted        Author
The Crusade                        Dec 27 2012   Agravain
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To my brothers and sisters in the Pancreator's light, greetings!

Disturbing word continues to reach me about those who would deny our holy mission on Yathrib. While the proper conduct of our struggle is best left to those with a mind to warfare, and while opinions on that conduct might vary among men of good faith and character, we must be firm in our resolve to the ultimate objective of the Crusade. Revelation. 

Zebulon the Prophet reminded Amalthea that, "In the Pancreator's vision, all things are healed already." We live, however, in a darkened world, a darkened time, in which the sin of man has dimmed the Pancreator's stars. We are heartened, though, that "beyond the darkness, yea, and even within it, are there yet brighter glories for man to behold." As the Prophet vanquished the one who called himself Durago, so we, too, will conquer in the Pancreator's name, and return the Holy City to the True Faith. 

We must conquer the Kurgan and recapture Revelation. The reasons for this are at least four-fold. First, it is the Pancreator's will; this world was made holy by the Pancreator's flame, and the presence of the Kurgans near the very spot at which the Prophet's vision occurred is a sacrilege. Second, our victory saves souls; for even the Kurgan has a soul, and by recapturing Revelation, we may show them the power of the Pancreator, and open their eyes to the Truth. We should not hate the Kurgan, for he is ignorant and has heard only his own false religion. We should instead seek to convert him, but to do this we must convince him of the strength of our resolve and faith. Third, the reconquest is an act of charity; for too long, the Exodites and Refugees have been forced from their lands, homes, and families. By liberating Revelation, we liberate them, and return to them their Pancreator-given opportunity to live in humble piety. Fourth and finally, this conquest is in obedience to the orders of our Holy Father; the Crusade has been declared, and he who denies it thwarts the will of the Church Universal and severs himself from the Pancreator's reflected light. 

Therefore, as representative of the Inquisitorial Synod to Yathrib, I call upon all men and women of faith to support the Crusade to the extent of their station. It is schismatic to deny the Crusade. Let such denials be anathema to those who would call themselves faithful sons and daughters of the Light and of Holy Mother Church. By the same token, pursuing the Crusade is an act of faith. As the Book of Mantius says, "Empyrean Grace shines on the valorous soul who faces evil armed with the sword of the Pancreator - his body may suffer mightily, but his soul will rise the higher for it." Those willing to crusade to Revelation shall receive indulgence and remission of sins. Those who work contrary to the Pancreator's purpose shall be punished. 

Given on this, the 14th day of May, the feast day of Saint Carthagus the Younger, in the Year of the the Pancreator 5001, it being the 2278th year since the Prophet saw the Holy Flame, and in the reign of his Holiness Hezekiah the Elder, Patriarch of the Universal Church of the Celestial Sun, the 29th.

/s/ Agravain van Gelder
Presbyter Ecclesiae Universalis
S. Officii Sigillo tenentem Inquisitorial
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Message: 3/31                      Posted        Author
Deus Vult: Commit!                 Dec 28 2012   Hugh
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Brothers and Sisters in the Faith, the time has come to assemble an army to reinforce and liberate Revelation!

For this purpose, and to fulfil the mission undertaken by the Curia during the last meeting of the Curia Custodes, I as Captain-General invite all peers and offworld crusader captains to commit their swords and their men for the preservation of the Faith through Crusade. For this purpose, a meeting will be organised on (January 6th 12:00 noon) to secure commitments for this great quest. However, commitments are also invited before this, and hopefully many of you will meet with me in advance to discuss what you can do for the cause.

In the event we are unable to secure the necessary troops through voluntary commitments, a Curial muster may be considered - if it is, those who have made voluntary commitments will most likely be exempt.

For the Curia Custodes and in defense of the Faith.
Hugh of Justinian, Captain-General
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Message: 3/32                      Posted        Author
Haqq: Proclamation                 Dec 28 2012   Momoko
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The agitation and violence that rocks Yathrib now over the anticipation of the coming crusade and the recent movements by the church and state has not gone unnoticed, nor has it left any stone unturned in its reach, the blood hand reaching all the way to the front lines and Haqq. In response, a proclamation was given and posted in all public squares of the towns, cities and manors around the Haqq barony. The text has ended up being passed around by now.

        Hear ye, Hear ye,
         To all that stand here this day, the day of our lord, the 28th of December, of the glorious year 5001,
        Written by our Baroness, Ladyship Momoko Adelaida Enishi Rolas y Naganaka, the rightful ruler of our lands, Faithful servant of the Pancreator,

        It is to be decreed, proclaimed even, upon the most highest places in our the glorious cities, towns and manors of Haqq, that the ladyship's tolerance of the recent brawls, fights and self-actuated judgments is wearing thin. It is to be said then from this day that such acts shall not and will not be tolerated any longer. The ladyship understands and appreciates the fervor with which the faithful march upon her towns in preparation for wars and steel their might and swords at the Kurgan wall to the north and east. However, she also appreciates the common citizens rights to certain privilieges within their own homes, towns, cities and manors. She herself would root out and destroy evil and witchery when confronted with it and put it down, however, she would not bring it upon herself to be the sole judge of a person's worth or spiritual well being.

        It is therefore proclaimed that there shall be no further brawls, fights or unceremonial judgments to be had in her barony. With each level of instigation and action, the punishment shall vary, however she wishes to make it very clear that no further death, killing or destruction should occur because of the fervor of a few. Fights and brawls may happen from time to time, but ones that truly escalate will be punished. Depending on the severity of the altercation, punishment may range from a tithe to jail time or simply donating a day of work to the church.

        Let it be made clear that this is a warzone. Haqq does not have the time, the priviliege nor the patience to deal with overzealous crusaders and their swords that cry for blood. Any crusader from henceforth that kills a person in the 'name of the pancreator' without a member of the church giving their support of the action will be considered lawless heathens and punished by death. There shall be no patience for those that kill in their overzealous heats of passion, not in Haqq and especially not on the front lines. If your swords are that rusted, there are plenty of kurgans awaiting your blades to the north and east. However, as stated, she also believes in the church and heresy. If a priest is present and deems the person in question to be guilty of such crimes, then asking a crusader to revoke his duty would be tantamount to the highest form of heresy, a form of heresy this baroness will not participate in.

        If any should wish to question these orders or otherwise take offense to them, Peasent to Noble or above, the baroness is always available if suitable notice is sent beforehand. That ends the proclamation. In the name of the Pancreator, have a glorious day.
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Message: 3/33                      Posted        Author
Deus Vult: The Vale                Dec 29 2012   Hugh
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This message is posted up on boards and read out in public squares in Akko and elsewhere in the Crusader State:

Counts Fredo, Walker and Galen and the barons of the Vale have committed a thousand troops for the liberation of the Holy City. May their example spur the other peers of the Curia to even greater efforts!
Deus Vult!
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Message: 3/34                      Posted        Author
Deus Vult: Haqq                    Dec 29 2012   Hugh
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This message is posted up on boards and read out in public squares in Akko and elsewhere in the Crusader State:

Baroness Momoko Adelaida 'la Torre de Haqq' y 'la Tormentosa de Hira' Enishi de Rolas y Naganaka de Hira del Hazat has, on behalf of Haqq, committed 50 armsmen and a squad of special forces for the defense of the Faith, despite facing the Kurgan in her own lands as well. May her dedication to the Crusade inspire others!
Deus Vult!

(the herald reading this message carefully and painstakingly reads out the name of the peer in question, as if someone had spent considerable time drilling it into his skull)
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Message: 3/35                      Posted        Author
Auberry: No Revelation Orphans     Dec 30 2012   Lyov
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In an unusual public statement, the loudspeakers fell silent and Vice-Count Lyov Feodrovich Kurakin Decados announced to those gathered at the Feodor Forum the following statement:

People of Auberry and Maleband:

We are at war. The Infidel Kurgans to the North threaten to crash unto the faithful of Auberry and Maleband and threaten to scour the lands of Arsuf, Sidon, Newbridge, and others in a war season like no other. The faithful of the North are in need, and yet when we need more help from our brothers and sisters in the South, the Curia and the Exodites demand we not only sacrifice our lands to the infidel invasion, but to take and sacrifice our fathers, brothers, and sons to war in Revelation far away for their own vanagloria.

Hear these words, Auberry and Maleband! The Decados shall not stand for this outrage. No child of Auberry shall be forced to become orphans in Revelation. No husbands shall be lost fighting a war far away, a war for the Exodites who do not care for your safety or our prosperity... when our own homes are threatened here where we stand vigilantly against the Kurgan hordes from invading Akko once more.

It is not for a lack of want to reclaim Revelation. I am confident I speak for all of the North that the reconquest of Revelation is in every heart of the faithful. But when our homes are threatened, when our lands are called forfeit by our own allies, to demand more sacrifice is unconscionable. This is a manifest injustice. We stand alone. But the Mantis stands with you.

For this unprecedented war season, the House Decados will not voluntarily commit a single Armsman from Auberry and Maleband unless those armsmen freely seek to fight in Revelation. The House Decados shall pay from what little we collect in fair taxes in our fair counties to pay for legionaires to send to Revelation, and if that is not enough, the House Decados shall find whatever means necessary to ensure no orphans shall be made fighting the Exodites' war in Revelation.

No orphans of Revelation in Auberry and Maleband!

(Since then, the loudspeakers have repeated this speech in all public areas of Auberry)
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Message: 3/36                      Posted        Author
Lusara abdicates Barony            Dec 30 2012   Lusara
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        Baroness Lusara Decados of Crow's Landing officially abdicates her land and title, granting both henceforth to Prince Hyram of House Decados as her one and only heir

                Signed and sealed at Crow's Landing this, the 15th day of May, 5001

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Message: 3/37                      Posted        Author
The Golden Star Tournament         Dec 31 2012   Caelwyn
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A hastilude has been announced, the first Tournament of the Golden Star, for the furtherance of Courage, Martial Skill, Cooperation, and the Fostering of Ties of Honour, in preparation for the Season of Campaign ahead. This event has been declared as being in the spirt of Training and the Display of Prowess rather than for Ransom: nullo interveniente odio, sed pro solo exercitio, atque ostentatione virium.
Hosted by the Crusader nobleman of House Li Halan, Lord-General Caelwyn Ichiro Xiu-Feng, the stated intention being to bring together men and women of Honour and Might from across the Crusader State to put aside political difference and share their knowledge and talents, display their skills, and as is the function of a Tournament, to provide training for battle.

The tournament will consist primarily of the three Great Events: the Grand Melee, preceded by the Joust, preceded by the Foot Sword. There will be a mezzascudo battle arranged for the training of milita and those of the public who wish to learn some skill at arms for the defense of Akko and the State, with buckler and wooden baton provided, though citizens who possess a padded jack or layered tunic are advised to so equip themselves.
For those skilled with Bullet or Bow, or the arts of Fisticuffs or Lesser Blades, there are contests for those skills open to all comers, including those not of the noble class, who wish to seek recognition of their worth and demonstrate their abilities, and suitable prizes for the champions of the events will be presented.

Nobles of Yathrib and Offworld are invited to register their intent to compete, and in which events, with the Herald of the Tournament, who can be found in person or by messenger at the Old Terminal. Those of lower station but Stout Heart may compete on arrival in those events permitted to their station. For those nobles sworn to the Crusade and unlanded, the entry purse for any one of the Great Events will be paid from the treasury of the Host.

(OOC) If interested in attending, more information can be found at http://tinyurl.com/goldenstartourney which also contains a web form for signing up, an explanation of the events, and a place to indicate if you can't be present at the event time but would like to have your character participate (and store your goal rolls for the TP GM to put you into the contest via @emit. Please feel free to page or @mail Caelwyn for more information.
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