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

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Cassidy, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. Thor Kaufman Arcane Zionist Agent

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  2. Cassidy Arcane

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    A New Church Smithed from Stone and Blood

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    A genius wife unable to bear children and spiteful is an undesirable one. Karijotas will need a better wife, and meanwhile, some "wetworks", not some, but a lot of them will be required, challenging the skills of the best Lithuanian Hitmen.

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    Thus, he married with a Finn that had a lot of talents.

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    However, all the conflicts made him oblivious to problems at home. Zemaitija has once again displeased the gods, the old woman ruling over it embracing the effeminate Christianity and worse, Memel being converted to Catholicism under the nose of Karijotas. This will not stand! The angels of death shall bring them all to the realm of Giltine!

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    DEATH TO RUSSIA

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    DEATH TO RUSSOPHILE RACE TRAITORS! OOPS NOT THIS TIME

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    The threat of Russia inheriting Lithuania was solved, but there was another problem created with the effective solution to this one:

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    Now that the reputation is already in, it is time to finish the job and send all the rotten part of the Gediminaitis who worship the false God to their deaths!

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    Another service for the Lithuanian Hitmen. Fortunately, being pretty much the only Orthodox of relevance, the entire court despises him, which means he won't live much longer.

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    Are you Lithuanian Hitmen or not?

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    Finally! All apostate siblings were sent to the bleak lands of Giltine, for when the Lithuanian Hitmen come, no god can save those in their lists. Better, even if Karijotas dies now, his desmesne won't be divided anymore, but inherited by his younger half-brother faithful to the old gods.

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    The last de jure territory of Lithuania joins the Kingdom, and is given to the Archpriesthood of Livonia. The independent Mecklenburg was a natural target after this easy victory. Another easy victory for sure.

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    Their king fought valiantly and died. This wouldn't last much longer.

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    Yet the conquest served to hone Karijotas meager martial skills.

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    Now, all that had to be done was to wait for the truce with Denmark to end, and then, the time would come for something that would change Lithuania forever. First however, there were preparations for such great action, such as bringing a WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW? to all apostates in the kingdom as the Hitmen slice their throats.

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    Let them beg for salvation to fall on the deaf ears of a false god! No mercy to those who serve a Church that tried to destroy Lithuania!

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    WHERE IS YOUR GOD NOW CRONE?

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    Even better, slaughtering that old apostate like a pig brought in some secrets she was hoarding, secrets that served well to advance the military organization of Lithuania much ahead of her time.

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    And finally a proper ruler was set for Zemaitija, and soon for Memel as well, although the latter would require a lot more of hitman work.

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    Finally Karijotas' first child would be born.

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    After the chaos in Scandinavia that near wiped Sweden off the map, the Finns remained a free people mostly, and from the northernmost and coldest regions of Karelia, at Kola, a dynasty of Lappish chiefs has slowly united Finland under mighty Karelia, and now they faced an arrogant Russian Bogomil ruling over a tiny part of it, a Bogomil that would soon meet his end, while for Finland, this was just the beginning.

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    His false god didn't save his three surviving children, and won't save him as well. Unfortunately, all this honor to the goddess of death was getting expensive, but it was necessary, as a show that the moral authority of the Romuva faith won't be tarnished by inside traitors and apostates.

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    For the moment, Memel was left for another time because the master of hitmen and spies needed to be relocated for maximum odds of success, and instead another bishop was dealt with.

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    Not exactly the heir Karijotas would want, but he still is young.

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    At last, the time has come for the final step before doing to their religion what the Mongols did to theirs and transforming something oral into written, the informal into formal, the stone into magnificent buildings. There was only one more step required for the reformation: Cape Arkona, the place where the last Slavic pagans of Pommerania made their final stand, fighting to the last man for the gods, but also an important site for the Romuva faith, for it is believed the stone hammer of Perkunas still rests there.

    DEATH TO ROMANIST SNOWMEN!

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    Tragedy happens as his second wife dying giving birth to a stillborn child, but such is life, and Karijotas moves on.

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    Work will be required to rebuild Arkona back to the glory of the gods, but for now, this was one great first step. Denmark is clearly weakened. They have ceased to be the fearless and feared Vikings after embracing Christianity and becoming no longer courageous, proud Vikings, but instead effeminate, pathetic libruls .

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    Nothing can stop the Lithuanian Hitmen, and at last all titles of Lithuania are ruled by properly faithful individuals who stand proud instead of bending their lies to snaketongues and liars. The lesson was given to all those who wavered in their faith to the gods, in how death by the masterful hands of the best in the art of silent assassinationb is the only fate that awaits traitors.

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    Andhaira X, utterly crushed, like a worm thinking it can defeat a Lion, insists in trolling the Mongol Empire. This will end well... for the Mongols.

    The Mongols have proved that even something as insidious as Islam can be crushed, but the Christian world is far more strong, and Lithuania far smaller than the vast Mongol Empire as well. Yet, to burn Rome to the ground, to desecrate all her Churches, that would be a perfect revenge for all they have done against the Baltic peoples since the Livonian genocide that wiped out the Livs. Maybe this is wishful thinking, for to reach Rome, Empires will have to be annihilated first.

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    Against all odds, in the year of 1345, Finland became the penultimate pagan kingdom in Europe. Whether they would survive or not remained to be seen.

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    Crushed and long broken by previous wars, Denmark surrendered, and finally, a watershed that will forever change the History of Lithuania and of Europe is about to happen.

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    From its last breath, the Romuva religion became something with a clear structure, clear definitions and far more inspiring than its humble origins, without ever forgetting them.

    However, not all saw the centralization and creation of a Catechism, of a written Liturgy for the gods as welcome. Many still stuck to the old, unstructured and unreformed Romuva faith. Yet now, finally Vilnius could be purified from the taint of Catholicism effectively, because everything, from creation myth to the values defended, from the inspiring monuments, was set to inspire the masses with its quintessential divinity. With an excellent Theologian and priestess leading the conversion efforts, the reformed Romuva religion shall take over the Baltics.

    The god of all and the gods of nature and industry shall prevail over the god of the weak and of the Jews! Hammer the cross down! Let the vines consume it, for the twilight of the false god draws near!

    TO BE CONTINUED

    PS: The Reformation of the Romuva religion included the creation of a formal Order of Giltine's Chosen, so secret it is impossible to detect it in-game, because they really are the best of the best when it comes to silent assassins.
     
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  3. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    The Glory of the Gods is made manifest!

    Giltine's Chosen are working for their cut lately! So much hitmanning!

    Why not make a alliance with the Finns and take down the Rus? Got a spare daughter around?

    Once you consolidate, making a more pagan-friendly north would be a pretty good goal, you're surrounded by angry catholics.

    Are you going to port this to EUIV?
     
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  7. Cassidy Arcane

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    A Great Holy War against the Rus would be far more convenient than isolated conquest CBs and holy wars, but that is something only the AI-controlled Hitman Pope Grand Theogonist of Dievas and Archpriest of Livonia can do.

    If modders ever fix EUIV with its OP monarch points and popamole gain of cores among other newly introduced flaws, and even then, I doubt it. The only reason I even bothered with EUIII was because of Furious Flaming Faggot 's Let's Plays of Magna Mundi, and I doubt something that includes all the good features of Magna Mundi will be available as a mod any time soon.

    Besides, the Black Death has been far less deadly than I expected and a massive Lithuanian Empire would be too easy to play with. Alas, the next update is the point past which the game will become forever easy save very unlikely circumstances, and with reformed Romuva, Gavelkind succession will stop requiring constant Lithuanian Hitman work being a problem soon too.

    Of course... if the entire Christian Europe starts a war against Lithuania...

    I dedicate this update to Vaarna_Aarne , you'll understand why soon.

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    Karijotas the Great and Destroyer of the Rus

    Skyforger - Gatavs biju karavirs

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    The conversion efforts began immediately after the reformation and creation of the Baltic Church of Dievas. Some vassals sticking to the old ways were persuaded that the new Romuva religion was the will of the gods, an old belief made anew to withstand the pressure of the cross and revive the faith in the gods all across the baltics. Missionaries began to preach for Dievas, Perkunas and all other gods across the Kingdom of Lithuania, but to eradicate Romanism from there and restore the true faith would take many years.

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    Malcontents worshipping the false god were brought to the realm of Giltine, where they would despair at first, but only there the truth would show to their blinded eyes by the lies of the snakes born from the desert and from the cults to the god of the Jews. They were good practice for Karijotas to improve his expertise in warfare.

    Then, one event would forever change the course of History over Eastern Europe...

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    Vaarna_Aarne


    Barely related and anachronistic, but this is how a "reformed pagan holy war" vid should look like.

    The signs of Perkunas' hammer and Dievas' leaf must stand tall against the oppressive shadows of the cross looming from east and west, for all faithful to the Baltic gods are summoned by the Great Theogonist Rimgaila I to put an end to an ancient threat to the sovereignty and freedom of Lithuania. Dragged in a bloody war against Finland and Perm, the last kingdoms faithful to Perkele, in their imperialistic designs of their own Crusade for Bjarmia, the Rus must be crushed like a skull of pig, sent to the deepest pits of Velnias.

    PERKUNAS AND PERKELE SHALL SEND THE RUS TO THE ULTIMATE OBLIVION!

    DEATH TO RUSSIA!

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    Unfortunately, the Hammerade had an unintended consequence of making any changes in the succession laws of Lithuania impossible until the annihilation of the Rus is concluded.

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    Lithuania has grown too big to fail perhaps, as long as the West is not united against her. Nevertheless, the battles against Russia were bloody, and despite fighting over multiple fronts, the scum didn't relent easily.

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    As the Hammerade carried on, Lithuania became a far more advanced kingdom, with new, more modern legislation and administrative methods enabling the more efficient direct rule over larger territories by the king.

    PS: I think Hammerade sounds way cooler than Great Holy War, no matter the cheese of such a name.

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    Note: I wonder what will happen over there once the Timurids arrive, and the Mongols are having a hard time containing certain revolts that could cause the loss of most of their territories in arabia..

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    Not the best heir, but at least it is one.

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    Stillborn, apparently. And once again, may Karijotas not die because if he does, Lithuania's desmesne will be divided among his two daughters.

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    The Dutch sodomites are not amused from realising Lithuanians are snooping around to not remove their technology from an inventory. Pity, but there is another detail remembered by this event: for long Karijotas dreamed of assembling the greatest council in the history of Lithuania, with only the best of the best as advisors, and there was only one position left for a genius to assume, that conveniently became vacant because he would feel bad for firing his own grandfather from such an important and prestigious role of leading all Lithuanian Hitmen.

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    While more Russians were crushed and defeated, a Mordvin woman was proven to be an excellent replacement for his arrested grandfather.

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    And thus, the greatest council ever gained its final member, nicknamed Giltine behind her back for how effective she was in the art of ensuring those whose lives are undesirable for Lithuania will die soon.

    Waging war against Finland, Perm and Lithuania at once and without any friends, the Rus' fate was sealed.

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    The Dutch Duke offered a relatively cheap ransom, and Karijotas accepted it. His Grandfather was also finally persuaded to forsake the crucified god of the weak, and instead embrace gods that prefer their worshippers to stand tall like men rather than down like sheep and cattle.

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    Karijotas was a generous man, and although maybe telling them to fuck off was cheaper, he decided to handle this in a more smooth manner.

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    When the Hammerade of the Romuva Church began, the Rus were on the eve of their victory against Perm, but now everything has changed, and instead this was shaping itself to be the final doom of the legacy of Rurik, by the hands of Finland, Perm and Lithuania that would strike down the wicked bear in a way it would never rise from again.

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    However, the final demise of the Rus was delayed by the typical scum.

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    While the Romanists remained strong, the Orthodox Church was long decrepit, and soon Orthodox Christianity would become near irrelevant. Heresy was everywhere due to the near zero moral authority of their Patriarch, their city of Constantinople long fallen to the trickery, dishonor and deceit of the melonheads of Venice.

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    Karijotas has chosen to be more merciful to such petty rabble rousers, as long as they agreed to spit upon the cross that inspired their treason and embrace the true faith.

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    Finland's moment of glory also has begun.

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    Surrounded by enemies now, the Rus were on their last legs, and soon they would be broken.

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    This was a historical day. It was the first time ever that the true faith has won in the spiritual battlefield, with a Romanist Zemgale since the days of the forgotten Livonian crusade returning to the worship of the Baltic gods. It was the first time Catholicism was defeated in the most significant way, in the battle for souls and minds of the common folk.

    However, there was still a long way to go, with most of the territories rule by Lithuania believing in the false god instead.

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    On the field of forging an empire, on the other hand, Lithuania has long progressed much more, and at last!

    RUSSIA IS DEAD! PERKUNAS PERKELE PERKUNAS! VICTORY!

    Even better, shortly after the end of the war, Lithuania became an elective monarchy, with the ills of Gavelkind that could doom all these gains abolished at last.

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    Lithuania has grown powerful, but they rule over a mostly religiously hostile population. Yet, at this point, Lithuania is barely a worthy title for the extent of territory the kingdom has acquired. It was Poland that forced Lithuania to, for many decades, pretend being a Catholic country to avoid extinction, and it is long overdue for the Polish scum to be taught a lesson, a lesson that would naturally come faster, but more dangerous, were the supreme leader of the Romuva Church to declare a Hammerade against them.

    The dream of Lithuania becoming something even greater, by forging an empire to rule all over the Potato was not as distant as it did sound. In fact, it was much closer than imagined, with Pommerania already mostly integrated.

    At this point, with every power to the east being either Suomenusko or Tengri, Poland was a logical conclusion of the struggles of Lithuania across the Slavic Europe, but any significant conflict with Poland had the risk of drawing the entire Catholic Europe to the region. Was such a worthy risk for the ambition of forging an empire to rule over all Potato?

    TO BE CONTINUED
     
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  8. hostergaard Educated

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    :outrage: Forge the wendish empire for the great potato in the sky!

    Also, after that maybe consider getting one of your family members educated by some Finno-Ugric (or other relevant culture group) so they adopt that culture, then give them the kingdom of russ, then conquer Ruthenia and Perm and do the same with them then grand them independence. This way they can form the empire of Russia, which means there will be two empires fighting for our faith and quite conveniently also controlled by our dynasty.
     
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    Rule Lithuania, Rule all Potato Clay, Those who for Giltine Slay!

    And after reuniting all Potato, there's one logical next destination: A smashing attack against the Kraut, and then, surging from the Alps, a swarm of Romuva holy warriors slaying all cross-worshipers, until the very burning of Rome itself! DESTROY ALL POPEMOLE!!
     
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  11. Cassidy Arcane

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    Couldn't resist making a troll title for this one

    Also, last update in this page, so bump it.

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    Check your Agnatic Privilege

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    Such an intellect would not be barred from a great future because of gender. Unlike those stupid neighbors to the west, Lithuania had little grounds to act like sand-burrowing savages believing in a false god and in a totally absurd lie of an "original sin" and cut down such an young and promising talent. It is completely logical that the brightest and most intelligent of all the Gediminaitis family must become the next ruler, and there was nobody more intelligent within the family than that bright girl, who would not lose her right to become a Queen by merit and competence alone.

    That was exactly why Lithuania became an elective monarchy, bypassing the conventions of inheritance.

    Meanwhile, the best steward of Lithuania's history moved on to some inheritance of his, leaving the post vacant, but soon an almost as good steward went in as a replacement.

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    Karijotas has chosen to be merciful to all those willing to convert to the true faith, and in a truly generous gesture, he emptied the dungeons and prisons of Lithuania, convinced nobody there was a threat to his kingdom.

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    The High Priest of the Romuva Church begins a bold plan of his own for taking over Estonia. His odds of success in such conflict aren't very good, and weary and with a lot of new territory to organize and distribute to vassals in a way that won't bite him in the future, Karijotas has chosen to leave him on his own.

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    Slowly, the Baltic gods begin to be more and more remembered, their message overshadowing the hypocrisy of the false god's churches. Yet, there is much work to be done before the Romuva faith becomes relevant and widespread again in the Baltic.

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    Arkona - Na Moey Zemle

    The news of "apostasy", of long Catholic territories converting to the structured paganism of Lithuania, they reached the ears of the head of the serpent. The last time this happened, Lithuania was in a much direr situation to the point a man had to kneel to the cross and pretend to have faith in the false god to save his Kingdom, but now, with the conquest of the Rus, Karijotas is confident that crosses will burn, and hundreds of thousands of crusaders, if necessary, shall be crushed by the hammer of Perkunas.

    TO GILTINE WITH THEM!

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    By Laima's blessings, Poland has chosen to not participate of this "crusade", which means this won't be as terrifying as once feared, although the "Holy Roman" Empire still is a fearsome opponent, already sending a legion of over twenty thousand against Lithuania, and probably with even more being readied to fight in such unholy war. Fortunately, Lithuania became much more powerful than the last time their religious enemies marched, and in spite of his reputation as a "kinslayer" for sending those of his family who betrayed the gods to their place, Karijotas still had excellent relations with nearly every direct vassal of his, in no small part thanks to his greatness, and thus all were willing to share substantial portions of their levies to aid in the defense of Lithuania.

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    Unfortunately, even with a fifty-thousand strong army, Lithuania still was significantly outnumbered by the vast legions of crusaders, including near twenty-thousand soldiers under direct command of the Pope himself. Fortunately, they marched all over Pommerania, leaving some isolated forces along the way in small numbers, and Lithuania ruled over the Baltic waves with one of the largest fleets of the Baltic, while their superior military organization allowed them to afford the logistical demands of shipping dozens of thousands through the coast to, intercept the isolated crusaders during their marches, slaughter them and finally disappear, like ghosts. Such mobility the ships provide would only be better if they could also navigate through rivers like Vikings.

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    The enemy was taken by surprise at Slupsk, the first great battle of the crusade.

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    While the enemy reinforcements arrived too late for them to stand a chance, and more Lithuanian reinforcements came from the sea to ensure maximum slaughter at Slupsk, strangely and fortunately, the massive legions of the Unholy "Roman" Empire left the battlefields of the Baltic, abandoning the other crusaders to their own fate: death.

    Note: Yes, Poland conquered Brandenburg from the worst kraut.

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    Defiant, the garrison Cape Arkona, the last stand of Slavic Paganism during the first Pommeranian Crusades, back when Lithuania was small, disunited and insignificant, once again those faithful to the old gods resisted bravely and long enough for a mighty Lithuanian army to strike at the Papal crusaders. It would be a bloody battle, the crossing of the waters a dangerous obstacle, and victory may come at a high cost, while new legions are certainly being readied to the mass slaughter in the name of their god. All these wars and battles since the beginning made clear Lithuania would only know peace once Rome is theirs.

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    Centuries ago, when crusaders advanced against the same island, they massacred the pagans, who, no matter how futile their struggle against such odds, are said to have fought to the last man. Now, the payback for the oppression against the Pommeranian Slavs begins. How many more will have to die in the name of their false god?

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    Many more, because in spite of such crushing defeats, the arrogant Pope refuses to admit the futility of his hypocritical crusade.

    With her mighty fleet, Lithuania sends their armies ahead to crush the enemy forces marching towards the crusade before they are even rallied.

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    The servants of Velnias disguised as the Jew god will meet their doom. No mercy, for they have given none!

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    A risky move, but if successful, it would bring fear to the false hearts of Rome. And unlike the ignorant and savage Attila the Hun, the Lithuanians aren't afraid at all of retribution by a god they are certain to be false if they burn Rome to the ground and all crosses and churches within.

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    As they stood next to the walls of Saint Peter's Basilica, the Lithuanian army was met by an almost as numberful German force that marched in desperation fearing the razing of Rome. One of the greatest and most challenging battles of the Pommeranian Crusade thus began, not so distant from the Pope that desired this.

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    Many good men died, but it still was a victory, the Krauts paying a heavier price in blood and their retreating armies set to meet their annihilation. The siege of Rome was lifted, but it served its purpose of allowing a massive army of the Unholy "Roman" Empire to be crushed and broken.

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    It may take centuries, but eventually there will be no more Russia, only Balts and Finnic peoples.

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    Unfortunately, while the legions of crusaders advanced, traitors continued to do their part to hinder Lithuania, a fifth column that had to be annihilated, but the priority was always the crusaders, no matter how many short-lasted won battles and sieges the traitors will have, for they are nothing but rabble and scum.

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    However, while the German forces around Rome were nearly exterminated, another legion of over thirty thousand assailed Pommerania, and a risky bid was taken to defeat them. The smallest army was attacked from the sea. The plan was to send it routing before the other army could arrive. More progress also happened in the restoration and expansion of the true faith, the centuries of Catholic oppression finally being undone.

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    However, the larger enemy army came in sooner than expected, plus such force as a whole had a much larger number of knights than Lithuania, which turned the tide of battle against the Baltic power, and the enemy has won, but with a heavy cost, specially of hundreds and more hundreds of knights they lost. The Lithuanian army now is much more diminished, while the crusaders seemed to be able to keep sending more and more lambs to the sacrifice of the battlefield. Nevertheless, a line was drawn in the sand, and defeat is impossible and unacceptable, as is to succumb again to Romanism. VICTORY OR DEATH!

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    The news of the defeat served to convince even more scum to betray Karijotas and Lithuania.

    At least every zealot slaughtered is one less to convert.

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    Strangely, once again the massive German hordes abandon Pommerania, probably because of other problems. Rapidly all that was lost is retaken, and preparations are made to give the next wave of crusaders what they deserve.

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    The reason Poland has chosen to not waste lives in this crusade only the Pope refuses to acknowledge as futile now became clear, and worrissome for Lithuania: if Poland conquers all of Hungary, they will be a much greater threat in the future, and it seems several traitorous Hungarian Dukes support the Polish claim. Even worse, the strong Bulgaria is also ruled by the Piast dynasty.

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    The Lithuanian levies were disbanded and raised again with greater numbers after the defeat of all traitors and Christards, and this time they would not allow the crusaders another victory once they are gathered, sent to care of the mighty Lithuanian Navy, and deployed through the sea to crush the Papal and Unholy "Roman" forces.

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    Commissars Draco were aplenty... Russia would be a hotspot of peasant rebellions until the Romuva true faith managed to return the East Slavs to their roots in the gods, whether they called the thunder god Perun, or Perkunas, or in the case of the Estonians, Perkele.

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    The crusaders were lured into a trap, caught by surprise by the presence of the Lithuanian army there, that arrived very rapidly and effectively from the sea to make a stand for Pommerania. With the natural defense of the river and the superior leadership skills of the battle-hardened Lithuanian commanders, victory was an obligation, and more than that, essential for this crusade to come to a much yearned end.

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    This may have been the much needed battle that would finally put an end to this crusade. The casualties of the crusaders approach the hundreds of thousands, dying for nothing, literally. But they will never learn the lesson. Another Pope will certainly do the same in the future, and on and on... until Rome burns. Now however to humiliate the current Pope, to ruin the Church's reputation by confirming the disaster of this crusade on par if not worse than the idiotic Children's Crusade, was the goal.

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    The Lithuanians fortunately were not the only pagans crushing crusaders with success, as Finland delivered massive casualties to ambitious Danes who used the name of their god as a pretext for conquest. Good.

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    At this point, Karijotas could only half-joke about losing account of how many peasant revolts happened during this long crusade that refused to admit defeat. It was almost like those dumb Catholic and Orthodox peasants were answering to the Crusade with such constant revolts.

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    No god to save them, no god to rescue them, no god to grant them victory. They have were taught a lesson in blood, but it is unlikely they will learn from it.

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    The Christian zealots attacked the greatest missionary of the true faith, Mikova, the High Priestess of Arkona, and she was wounded by stonings from such fanatics who shouted misogynistic insults. Despite all successes elsewhere, in Vilnius the false religion remained a tough nut to crack, and sometimes those who tried to crack it were cracked instead. The battle against them would never be easy, and in this battlefield of hearts and minds, it would be perhaps much more difficult.

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    Another crusader army wiped out, and a Duke captured. May he live long enough for the war to end so a generous ransom can be earned.

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    One final army attacked Werle, and at such point, the crusade's fiasco was something not even the greatest specialist in lying and making the common rabble deluded could hide. But before forcing the Pope to recognize his god is not supporting their crusade, the remnants of that army were hunted down and exterminated.

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    And thus, finally, after over six years of total war against the Holy Roman Empire, the Pope and most of Italy, Lithuania has won not just a victory. It was a great victory that has taught the snaketongues a lesson. The Romuva Church's moral authority has been greatly bolstered by this shining victory, by this crushing of the crusaders, but after so many losses, the West is weakened, while Lithuania remains strong.

    The Mongols were not so lucky and successful in the last decades as Lithuania. Against all odds, the seemingly long defeated Islam has returned with a vengeance! Not only the Mongols lost much of North Africa and a great revolt expelled the Mongols from nearly all of Mesopotamia and Arabia, but also, shortly after their great victory, the Sharafids, under the leadership of their "Liberator", have done to the Knights Hospitaller over Syria and Lebanon the same thing Lithuania did to the Teutonic Knights, utterly defeating them, leaving the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem once again surrounded by Islamic rulers. The only Christians that have been quite successful and stable, surprisingly were the Kingdom of Abyssinia, that ever since their conquest of Alexandria have been shaping into a solid regional power that threatens the decrepit Islamic rule over Egypt.

    The rise of Abyssinia was an event that would change the history of Africa forever, and with time, as the West advanced, so, with Alexandria in their hands, the Ethiopians would manage to avoid the decline unlike many other rising powers, and such detail would change a lot of history in many other corners of the world, as for example, Ethiopia would civilize the near-entirety of the East African coast and become so advanced compared to the rest of Africa that Obongo would never exist as a Kwan.

    :M :M :M :M

    Now a summary of that region:

    - Venice proper is controlled by a Duke after some kind of civil war or coup, while the capitalof the Republic of "Venice" is on Greece

    - The Byzantine Emperor might inherit Armenia through succession, and somehow the Byzantine "Empire" still remains.

    - Anatolia is a mess of Guidos, Frogs, Kebab, Greeks and Armenians

    - Naveedid and Birjand are Tengri Persian dynasties.

    Now for some not so good news:

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    Unfortunately, Poland also won, and with the crowns of Poland and Hungary under the same King, the ambition of forming a Wendish Empire seems much, much harder now than it was before, plus they will have almost certainly the aid of Bulgaria in any future wars between Poland and Lithuania.

    Except there is one way of softening Poland and getting Hungary independent again Lithuania excels at, the way of the Lithuanian Hitman, who obviously will have to attack first than any army to bolster the chances of success in any future expansion attempt against Poland. But hitmen are expensive and risky. Whether try to face Poland united or take chances with Hitmen is something Karijotas considered, but first he had a much easier target: Mecklenburg that was the last of De Jure Pommerania not under Lithuanian rule. Nevertheless, truly, what lies ahead will most likely be a stony road.

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    It is better to not repeat the mistakes the Mongol Empire, once if not still much more powerful than Lithuania, did.

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    Or are the decline of the Mongol Empire and the fact the current heir to the Mongol Empire is a descendant of Muhammad(PBUH) proof of the existence of Djinn?

    TO BE CONTINUED
     
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    Or why not marry some female relatives to the Mongolian Khagan and the Grand Chief of Finland, then swarm over the Polish?
     
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