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In Progress Let's Play as 1200s Lithuania in Crusader Kings II: The Hitman Gods, the Teutons and the Mongols

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    Stereotypical Villain updated Prisoner of Ice not so long ago, thus for the sake of balance I had to give this a time.

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    Rymvidas II, The Khan of Lithuania

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    The desmesne his grandfather left was too large for him to rule over directly, and thus, having no eunuchs in the court, the new King entrusted Grodno to Rimgaudas, a very old man, in the hopes such old man would simply die before leaving any heirs. Of course, should the old man still have the condition of having children, there was always Plan B: letting the Lithuanian Hitman correct that.

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    Both to attract exceptionally good military leaders to Lithuania, which currently is lacking in such, and to expand the bloodline of the Gediminaitis with superior blood, a matrilineal marriage is arranged for his talented sister. Although Rymvidas yearned to expand, he still would rather wait for his first child so inheritance issues due to how Gavelkind demands the occasional "trimming" of the royal family by those who are expert in such art, for now such expansionist plans were halted.

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    Along the raid his grandfather didn't live long enough to see the end of, Rymvidas II, true to his Altaic ancestors, acquired a concubine in the most Altaic way possible, which naturally involves doing to her what, depending on the point of view, was either tasteful or not tasteful at all.

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    Chefe Humanity Has Risen Bryce Fretrider A stupid 15-year old came in preaching that same trite. Unfortunately he was "King" only in being the husband of the ruling queen of Sweden in a matrilineal marriage, rather than a source of a truly generous ransom. He was promptly redirected to RPGWatch released.

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    What?

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    Rymvidas' first son, Butavas, was born with both brains and brawns, a proud offspring of the legacy of the Neanderthals. If he survived to adulthood, he could become one of the greatest rulers and military leaders in the History of Lithuania, unlike his father, who was more like the lion from the Wizard of Oz, being a very muscular and strong man, but his muscles were not bigger than his cowardice and fear.

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    In another battle of an undeclared war, the crosses burn again with the dead oppressors of the Latvian people.

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    They may be ruled by a Latvian, but a Latvian Bishop still is nothing but a puppet of Rome, fortunately still distracted by the Middle East to start focusing on the Baltic, which would be very, very, very bad.

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    After Zemigale was raided, Rymvidas II decided the time for raiding was over. He had in ambition what he lacked in courage on the battlefield, and decisively began to prepare Lithuania for a war intent on more than conquest. It was a war with a greater purpose, the purpose of raising the spirit of the old Romuva faith high enough for the Kingdom of Lithuania to be able to transform a disorganized, decentralized and folk belief system into something capable of defying the Romanists in its ability to gain and attract converts, something with a clearer and more relevant message that can stand a chance in the battlefield of minds and souls, for their once great faith has diminished much over the years, and even with preachers being given no chance to preach, their soothing lies are too attractive, and the alternative of the old gods too disjointed and lacking in a clear point, mass appeal and theology to compete with them.

    However, first Rymvidas II had to prove to all who still believe in the Baltic gods that there is truthfulness in his intention of transforming Romuva into an organized and State-controlled religion, by reclaimed holy sites lost to crusaders in the past, and raising the dwindling moral authority of the Romuva religion. It won't be easy, but to do so many be the only chance for Lithuania to never have to bend to the new religions, for even if they win in the military field, even if their armies conquer an empire, inevitably they will rule over mostly Christian lands, to which their unreformed religion will never manage to gain new converts.

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    And there are other possibilities should such reform happen, although Great Holy Wars are rife with risk, for they can transform a local conflict into a continent-spanning disaster if declared without care and readiness.

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    Rymvidas II is not a man that is ever content. He always want more, disregarding the lamentations of the women, disregarding the snide comments from those jealous, for he puts the sensual in non-consensual, or at least he thinks he does.

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    Sometimes, he questioned the old gods, wondering why they did nothing before to stop the Teutonic Order and the very extinction of their worshippers. Always he ended even stronger in his belief and, from such belief, in determination to take control of all Romuva holiest shrines, no matter the cost and enemies that will be made.

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    First, he marched to Prussia, to conquer the minor Catholic Prussian counties that rose after the collapse of the Teutonic Order in the region. It was the first step to secure holy sites of the Romuva religion.

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    Every son after his first would hopefully be entitled High Chief to ensure the desmesne would not be divided.

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    Rymvidas was a capable man, and the founder of Lithuania as a kingdom, but in not desiring conquest, he may have made a mistake: The Russians have been united under one banner, and that is obviously bad news, for it means that once fragmented neighbors now are one in purpose, and they will not ignore any moment of weakness from Lithuania they could exploit for avenging the many pillages their boder cities suffered.

    Meanwhile,

    Butavas was getting some nice education.

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    Education doesn't scale to your level.

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    And thus, Lithuania ended controlling three holy sites.

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    Yet, it was far from enough. It was almost certain they would need one more, and considering the size and power of the Rus, anything inland was out of question. Only Cape Arkona was left, and because conquest only applies to neighboring regions, they would have to conquer all of Pommerania, province by province, before attempting to conquer the cape, which would not be easy either.

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    Rymvidas II' superior strength proved itself essential to help him survive through terrible plagues, and in spite of his lack of balls in the battlefield, he was proving to be a fine tactician, if incapable or unwilling to lead by example and at the frontlines. He became a flat terrain expert.

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    Most of Latvia has been freed from the Catholic yoke, but Rymvidas was far from content. Yet, this would be as far as Lithuania would expand eastwards for quite a while, because the Khan's ambitions were to the west: Pommerania, once pagans, long oppressed by Polish and German conquerors: conquering Pommerania would be a decisive step to turn Lithuania into a Kingdom of notice, although such notice may draw the attention of the Pope.

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    The conquest of Zemgale was as much of a convenience to handle the issues of Gavelkind succession as of a desire of expansion, for another child got his land, and would no longer receive share of the inheritance in land titles once his father dies.

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    Far from the barbarian savage Romanist propaganda painted him as, Rymvidas II was a refined man, an avid reader in his spare time.

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    Cool story.

    Fortunately the Rus will be too worried about the Mongols to attack Lithuania, probably.

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    That bastard lowborn somehow was still fertile, but measures were on the way to fix that, but a drunken incompetent allowed for the Lithuanian Hitman plan to slip. Great.

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    A day to remember, when all of Prussia has been united by the Kingdom of Lithuania and had its Kraut removed from the premises.

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    Yet, lacking in means to rule directly over Marienburg, Rymvidas wisely transformed the region into a clergy-ruled one. He was naturally aware of the irony behind such decision.

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    Plotting wives are the worst. They should have been made into concubines instead.

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    Here goes nothing, for the second time.

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    That is how a true Lithuanian does this kind of service.

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    Another heir gains Grodno, finally cleared up for the Gediminaitis to step in.

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    Gdansk, a truly valuable city, is no longer part of Poland, but of a Piast "king" in exile of Trebizond. How did that happen? It doesn't matter, for soon the valuable Gdunsk will be a profitable Lithuanian city.

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    Stillborn and killed the mother. That is a rotten way to die.

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    For his efforts in reclaiming the once desecrated holy sites of the Romuva faith, Rymvidas II gained a worthy title, although Martyr implies more than that, it implies inevitable and final self-sacrifice for a cause. Nevertheless, he mostly deserves it, although there could be more fitting ones.

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    Why are Lithuanian Hitmen murdering competent advisors?

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    A man with alleged descent from Muhammad now worships Tengri. Nice.

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    Gdansk would be the last easy conquest in the road to Cape Arkona, from now on, the enemies would be more powerful, and the chances of victory and success much smaller.

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    But before Rymvidas II considered his next step of westward expansion, bad news arrived to the court. The vast Polish Armies now marched to Prussia, intent on conquering all of Prussian territories.

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    The Second Prussian Crusade and the Rebirth of the Teutonic Order

    Hymn of War

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    The ambitions of Poland towards Prussia were gaining dangerous supporters. The Polish army itself outnumbered the Lithuanian army, and Poland was attempting to transform this private war into a full-fledged Crusade against Lithuania through their allegiances, whether the Pope openly supports it or not. This is not good, but it began while Lithuania advanced to conquer one of the last independent Rus territories bordering them, and no matter what, Rimvydas II won't give up that almost finished conquest because of the damn Poles.

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    They had to assault the walls of Lepiel to ensure the conclusion of such conquest as the massive Polish army advanced against the Lithuanian forces, an assault that came at a cost of thousand of lives, the Russian defenders fighting to their last and bringing down many Lithuanians in their last stand. Outnumbered but not severely, the Lithuanian Army prepared for this difficult battle ahead, having not time to retreat after the conquest of the region, and weary.

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    Fortunately, with the extensive reserves in the treasury, a massive warband of Russians was hired to bolster the Lithuanian ranks. All the Lithuanian force in Lepiel had to do was to hold their ground long enough for the reinforcements to arrive.

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    It was a massive and bloody battle, one that could verily define the entire course of this Crusade. The numerical superiority of the Polish light cavalry was the greatest disadvantage for Lithuania, and they were suffering the greater losses from the start due to the numberful enemy archers, in spite of the Polish commanders being much inferior in competence to the Lithuanian ones. Yet they couldn't rout, they had to stand strong until the mercenary army arrives.

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    Poland won the battle at Lepiel, but they shall not win the war. The retreating Lithuanian Army, after suffering heavy losses, prepares for a stand at Vilnius, the destination of the Rus mercenaries and of a Polish Army hastily advancing in an attempt to crush the defeated Lithuanian Army before the reinforcements arrive. The next battle is a battle Lithuania cannot lose!

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    The mercenaries bolstered their ranks, but even then, things were not looking well for Lithuania, because their army still was demoralized by their previous defeat, while the Polish forces, driven with a great fervor, were mostly fresh. Yet, led by superior generals, Lithuania made their stand bravely and capably, and the Poles were paying a high price in lives now. The greatest problem was the outnumbered right flank, which fought bravely and with distinction to hold their ground, but would inevitably collapse. How long the Lithuanian right flank could hold while demoralized and outnumbered at 4:1 would determine the outcome of this very important battle.

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    Although he entrusted his best generals to lead each flank, Rimvydas also participated of the battle, if reluctantly because of a fear of death and cowardice unfit for such a muscular and strong man. It was a hard battle, and he learned some valuable lessons when leading one hundred of the Royal Lithuanian Cavalry into a charge... from behind. The brave Rus mercenaries, lightly armored, were holding out against a flanking attack as well now that the right flank of Lithuania collapsed, while the left flank defended their ground bravely and successfully in spite of being considerably outnumbered.

    Yet Rimvydas' fear worked against him as the Polish cavalry intercepted his rearguard, and where once he was leading the cavalry from behind, he and his horse now were being chased and engaged directly, forcing him to man up and fight rather than die like a coward, for fear would mean certain death at that moment, and his death could shatter the morale of his troops in this already hard-fought battle.

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    Surprising many, Rimvydas II fought with great valor when his life depended on it, bypassing for that moment his usual cowardice. His unexpected and brave advance after killing some of his pursuers, and his act of leading a cavalry charge up front against the exposed flank of an enemy army were even more inspiring because of how unexpected it was for him to display such bravery in battle, granting much prestige to "The Martyr", defender of the last pagan Kingdom on Europe, whose acts of bravery, whose heart with newfound courage shall be remembered as the Polish armies retreat, their crusade finally defeated. Yet arrogantly, they still refused to recognize their defeat, and prepared more and more of their men to die for their false god.

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    Over twenty thousand Polish crusaders were utterly exterminated, hunted down until none was left alive other than deserters. The gods have granted victory for Lithuania! To Krakow! Let their desperate prayers fall on deaf ears!

    Meanwhile, thanks to the Lithuanian master of spies and hitmen, from Holland, new tactics and better means of military organization were "borrowed".

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    Yet, even as the original crusader forces were wiped out, more fanatics were being levied to die, and the Rus mercenaries were too expensive to stay in the army much longer, and soon would have to be dismissed.

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    The Lithuanian army marched right to the gates of the royal castle in Krakow, besieging their capital, and yearning to pillage their churches, the source of such drivel that propels them to defy Lithuania. Rimvydas looks at the sights of Krakow visible from outside, confident one day he or his offspring shall march triumphantly inside this city as conqueror.

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    However, the Polish King levied another, smaller army to put an end to the siege of Krakow. Confident in the superior skills of his generals, Rimvydas did not take the coward's path of retreating before the Polish force arrived, a risky decision considering the outcome of the last battle where Lithuania was outnumbered.

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    Through trickery, the Polish force had their advance delayed, lured out of Krakow by levies raised in Prussia tasked to circumvent the Polish forces and reach the siege of Krakow. They performed such task admirably, and the Polish army advanced against Krakow while reinforcements were on the way. The resulting battle was another great victory for Lithuania.

    However, Poland hired a large mercenary army near Krakow, and thus the siege was cancelled, and instead the Lithuanian army marched in pursuit of such mercenaries while they were vulnerable.

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    The mercenaries were defeated, but now, in their attempt to drag all of Christendom against Lithuania, the Poles convinced Bohemia, the same country responsible for the successful crusasde for their "holy" city of Jerusalem, to join this conflict before the Potato was further roasted.

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    On an unrelated note, part of Bohemia belonged to the independent Kingdom of Jerusalem, ruled by a Bohemian from the same dynasty. Hopefully this will not mean another ally for Poland. The Mongol Empire has forever changed the Middle East and Central Asia, where Tengri is the most worshipped god, but the religion of "peace" still resists, and is far from defeated. a French Kingdom of Anatolia, the independent Oriental Orthodox Armenia born of decades of war and sacrifice for their freedom, the somehow still alive Eastern Roman Empire and the opportunistic Venice are other important players in this region.

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    Why is there always a kingcomrade? What a hypocrite, defying the sovereign rule of Lithuania, then sending preachers?

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    Slowly Rimvydas was learning to overcome his fear, to crush both Polish and other crusader armies and to personally fight in the thick of the battle. Personally slaughtering hundreds of skirmishers in a dangerous charge have demonstrated that he may yet change as a person, and overcome his own fear. Such deeds were remembered.

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    While Persian revolts threatened to expel the Mongol Empire from the Middle East, the Muslims, far from admitting defeated, declared another Jihad, this time for Mesopotamia. Fighting countless rebellions, the Mongols may lose this conflict. What happened there served as a valuable lesson for the future of Lithuania, and is a good example of why the first Rimvydas was so reluctant about expansion into heathen territories.

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    Sensing the way the Mongol Empire has grown weaker, an enemy once thought to have been utterly vanquished by Lithuania and peasant revolts once again rises, this time over a completely different frontline for their false religion, and with a much riskier goal. Hopefully, no matter how many hard times the Mongol Empire faces, the Teutonic Order will never carve enough territory through conquest to become a threat again.

    Also, Orthodox Christianity is pretty dead outside of Russia, because of the utter collapse of the ERE.

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    The war continued for a long time, Poland refusing to give up after countless crushing defeats, and from the fight, Rimvydas learned hatred. Merciless pursuing routing armies, charging against their ranks in a manner where his hatred of the enemy was greater than his fears, he would become a greater general, but with wroth came recklessness and risk.

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    The bastard continued calling more and more allies to his private Crusade...

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    Rimvydas, a man who lived in fear of death for most of his life, ironically died shortly after overcoming his craven and cowardly ways, in a brave charge against enemy forces during the battle, a battle his own son Butavas I, young but extremely talented, was participating of. His Altaic and Lithuanian forefathers would be proud.

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    Butavas, superior to most in both intelligence and strength, finds a perfect future spouse, another gifted kid that will ensure the continuation of such truly royal bloodline of Lithuanian-Altaic übermensch, and perhaps ensure his future heir shall have a 180 IQ.

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    The war was won, but the Poles were too dumb to realize that.

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    But the King of Poland would soon face the consequences of his completely failed crusade.

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    Yet, when the first significant armies allied to Poland arrived in the battlefield, it became obvious why Poland haven't given up. Lithuania, despite all victories so far, still was under the threat of losing Prussia, for more and more legions of crusaders from many different kingdoms marched to the Baltic coast. The royal treasury would be needed again.

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    Cuman horse archers were hired to bring to the Lithuanian Army enough power to stand a chance against those over twenty thousand crusaders in another decisive battle.

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    Rimvydas II died bravely in battle, but not before having one last child with one of his concubines. This would mean trouble because of Gavelkind succession unless that children was given a duchy... or the poisoned blade of a Lithuanian hitman.

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    The ensuing battle was essentially a slaughter from the start, the swarm of Cuman horse archers delivering massive losses while the Lithuanian army tried to distract the enemy masses and leave them more vulnerable to the Cumans.

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    Yet, after all these immense losses, the arrogant King of Poland still refused to give up, and even more arrogantly, he assumed he was winning the war? Hah! Hunt them down like the skulls of pig they are!

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    Rather than giving up, the King of Poland continued to drag more countries into this failure. This would only increase his shame once he has no choice but to surrender.

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    After winning that decisive battle, the Cumans were dismissed as they would be too expensive, and the Lithuanian forces were raised again to finish the job. Also, somehow the Piasts have spread into Italy.

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    Damn. Hunt them down!

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    And so, the arrogant King met his demise, captured and humiliated by Butavas I, he was forced to surrender, paying a heavy tribute to Lithuania after being dragged around and publically shunned in a tour in Vilnius. This was a great victory for Lithuania and for all the Baltic gods and their faithful! Finally, after so many years of war, after so many good men dead, it ended.

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    Yet, after such glorious victory that showed to several crusading kingdoms who the Baltics belong to, after such great morale boost, the Romuva religion still was very far away from becoming more than a stubborn remnant of the past, limited to where it has always been practiced and no further than that. Arkona was still very far, and to free it from the Christ-men a bloody war with Denmark, probably as powerful and strong in their alliances as Poland, would be needed. Yet now an immediate conquest of a Polish border territory was far more tempting, for the Polish kingdom was severely weakened, and the gold paid in tribute was far from enough considering that all of Prussia would have been lost to Poland had they won.

    It is time to teach Poland a lesson they won't forget...

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    Russia, Russia never changes

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    When Lithuania was about to start a war for the conquest of Plock, the sniveling teenager King of Rus declared a "holy war" for Polotsk, clearly in an attempt of showing power to compensate for something.

    As for the seemingly natural death of Butavas' half-brother, conveniently preventing issues with Gavelkind succession. It was because of natural causes, honestly.

    No, really. There was no Lithuanian Hitman involved in that.



    Really. Hitmen don't do it for free. Or would there be one so patriotic he did it for the greater good of the Kingdom? Nah, that is wishful thinking.

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    As if being about to meet a massive horde of Russian scum was not enough, some malcontent Humanity Has Risen types have risen. Good thing Lithuania has lots of full coffers, because they will inevitably need them soon.

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    Along Russian poorly thought mobilizations, a smaller part of their armies was intercepted and crushed in Lepiel, but it was known they had more, much more, thus one wrong move could be disastrous.

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    A massive Russian Army approaches the Lithuanian borders, significantly outnumbering the Lithuanian Army, which would stand no chance without mercenary aid.

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    Russian mercenaries, ironically, were hired for the job, twice because a poorly thought maneuver would end dooming them, and thus they had to be disbanded and hired again. The larger Russian horde thus chased the mercenaries, allowing for another smaller Russian force to be slaughtered. Attrition was making the Russians suffer as well, but soon there would be a great battle, for that Russian force would fiercely pursue the "race traitors" into Kernave.

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    Greatly diminished by attrition, they now were in a state where the Russian mercenaries could defeat them on their own.

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    The Russians were taught a painful lesson in this day, but that was not the end of it. Within the retreating army the arrogant King of Rus lied, and if he was caught, the war would be over. Onward!

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    Where is your god now?

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    After being humiliated and paraded across Vilnius, the pathetic King of the Rus had no choice but to pay heavy tributes for the end of the war and spit on a burning church.

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    As for the rebel scum, they were quickly crushed, their beloved chapels razed to the ground.

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    This would not be the end of this. The Russians are scum, they tried to take over Daugava and Lepiel, and now, considering it is de jure part of the Kingdom of Lithuania, they shall lose Polotsk! Butavas has seen how weak they have grown, dragged into countless wars, shortly after their crushing defeat in Vilnius.

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    DEATH TO RUSSIA!

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    There is not much to be done about diseases, not in this day and age.

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    Islam is a dying religion. North Africa was conquered by Mongols as was much of the Middle East. The Levant is firmly in the hands of Bohemian Crusaders and the Hospitaller Knights, and only in the deserts of Arabia their remnants still survive, but are ultimately doomed.

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    Lithuania began the wise practice of inviting capable men to the court when lacking in truly exceptional locals. From North Africa, a Berber who raises his sword to Tengri instead of bowing to Allah was brought.

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    Butavas captured both a mother and her daughter of noble blood and stunning beauty after the siege of Polotsk.

    Guess what happens?

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    In a great battle, tragedy befell Lithuania, for King Butavas was maimed. He is a strong man, but he may now be doomed to death, and his only heir is a newborn girl. Hopefully it won't happen.

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    One of the reasons for the collapse of Novgorod and rise of the Kingdom of the Rus, the Bogomilist HERESY that overtook Novgorod, and still survives in part of Karelia. The old man was given some mercy and released, or arguably none, because the Orthodox hate Bogomils, while Lithuania doesn't care. HERESY has been common in Orthodox Christianity since the utter collapse of the Eastern Roman Empire.

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    Butavas, unlike his father, was a courageous man, insisting on fighting the good fight even after being maimed. He learned a lot from the conflict, and was become a better commander.

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    A new, powerful alliance would soon be made, as one of Butavas sisters would marry the Khagan of the Mongol Empire.

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    Fortunately, Butavas had his first son, as bright as him but not both intelligent and strong like him. Hopefully Gedivilas would survive childhood.

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    Even after being maimed, Butavas has shown to know no fear in battle, unlike his father. His valorous attitude has made many admire him and was truly what Lithuania needed to secure their future instead of succumbing to the ever greater pressure of Christianity all around them.

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    Some things never change, but eventually they will be put in their place.

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    When the Russian Army coming for Polotsk showed up, Alan horse archers were hired to give Lithuania better chances of victory. The waited patiently to arrive and reinforce the Lithuanian army once the battle begins, and deliver a crushing blow against Russia.

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    Butavas bravery and skills in battle were sharpened with every battle. His excellent health ensured he would live in spite of the amputation of a leg, and the maimed conqueror would be feared by all the enemies of Lithuania.

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    Like skulls of pig, the Russians were crushed, and now there was no more way for them to refuse surrender. Butavas briefly considering crowning this victory with an even greater feat, but he realized the risks were not worth...

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    Besides, the Queen of Russia was too ugly to be an interesting concubine for him.

    The Russians would not dare to invade Lithuania so soon after this. Yet, after all these great victories, the Romuva religion still lacked enough moral authority for a reform. The conquest of Cape Arkona from the mighty Denmark could be the only chance for that, and considering how much of Scandinavia Denmark controls and how it would require conquering much of Pommerania first, it would be anything but easy.

    TO BE CONTINUED.
     
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