This AAR will follow the conquests of the English Empire. I will be playing the campaign on M/H. This AAR will follow the action of the campaign through diary entries made by the Main characters. Every post will give numerous entries from 2 different characters whilst at the same time giving their own views on thoughts to what’s going on around them (campaign wise, and RPG wise).
King Of England
After years of struggling to keep control over the English crown, King William the Conqueror has finally quenched the rebel resistance. Nearing the end of his days, William’s attention shifts to consolidating the English realm. He is now more interested in the political and financial factors in governing an empire. He has left control of military to his two sons Prince William “Rufus” and Prince Robert with Robert commanding the forces in Normandy and William “Rufus” commanding the forces in England.
Duke of Normandy and General of the Southern Army
Being the Youngest son of King William, Prince Robert inherited the Dukedom of Normandy, whereas the crown will be passed down to his older brother William, much to Robert’s dismay. Even as children his rivalry with William was strong, battling for their fathers favour. Now young nobles, the rivalry still grows, with Robert eager to prove his prowess over William and gain the crown for him self.
After his parents were slain by Saxon rebels Richard was left to die on the outskirts of London. Only an infant at the time, Richard stumbled around for hours calling for anyone to come and save him. Alas nobody heard Richard’s calls. He eventually found his way into London, tired, homeless and starved he had no choice but to take what he needed. For most of his childhood Richard was left on the street to fend for himself. He grew adept in his talents, eventually finding his way into the thieves’ guild. After years of crime Richard was approached by royalty, with a proposition. Eager for revenge on the Saxons he agreed, becoming a spy for the crown. For many years after this Richard spied on the Saxon rebels reporting his findings straight to King William himself, destroying any resistance to King Williams rule. However, now that the Saxons rebels have been vanquished his priority again shifts from revenge, to his endless lust for gold.
Princess, Lover and Sister to Prince Edward
Being an infant when her father invaded England, Princess Cecilia knows little of war and suffering. Her talents, unlike her two brothers are not of tactical warfare, but of diplomacy and commerce. Robert saw her as a disgrace. He bullied her as a child, repeatedly telling her that she was not fit for the blood in her heart. She spent many a night praying for the torture to stop. Eventually William found out what his brother was doing and protected Cecilia from Robert. From this day forth the two saw each other differently, not as siblings but as lovers. From this day forth their forbidden love blossomed, invisible to the eyes of those around them. After years of waiting the two are finally ready to confess their love to King William and hopefully be given the right to wed.
Heir to the English Throne, Lover to his Sister Cecilia
For many year Prince William (Rufus) has been at his fathers side learning the art of battle. Now Edward must take control of England’s military and expand the English Empire. Edward was never a good swordsman, with his brother Robert beating him in every battle. However his military mind was undefeatable, gaining his fathers praise over his battle ready brother. Although Edward is an honourable man his forbidden love for Cecilia could spell trouble for the English realm.
“With the Norman conquest and a crowned king came the dawning of a new era for England. Nobles ordered the construction of mighty castles to fortify the realm. To rule this land is a birth right but to control it, requires the courage and skill that few men possess.”