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Inactive Let's Play Europa Universalis III: Jerusalem Sancta

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Cassidy, Aug 18, 2012.

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WHICH IS BETTER AND WHY?

  1. Tripoli (MMU)

    5 vote(s)
    11.1%
  2. Jerusalem (fun2EU)

    13 vote(s)
    28.9%
  3. Ikko-Ikki (fun2EU)

    4 vote(s)
    8.9%
  4. Norway (MMU)

    5 vote(s)
    11.1%
  5. Pskov (MMU)

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  6. Copt Egypt (fun2EU)

    9 vote(s)
    20.0%
  7. Navarra (fun2EU)

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  8. Riga (MMU)

    3 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. Kashmir Slippers Augur

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  2. Cassidy Arcane

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    Sibylla et heroes portaverunt Pax Hierusalemica et semina ex Imperium Humanum Sacrum. Quoque Exterminaverunt traditores sine pietas!


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    The traitors and heathens continue their depredations, but now, the greatest threat is Mecca, where the ragheads are about to declare independence and swear loyalty to the despicable Najd. The crusader armies are outnumbered compared to this rabble, but they are superior in everything else against them. There is nothing holy in Mecca, as proven because no god sent any seven plagues seven times against Jerusalem because of their desecration of the Black Stone, now correctly identified as a meteorite of iron, which is currently being, in a maximum show of how false their religion is, being split into pieces by picks and sent to blacksmiths to forge blades, armors and pikes from its metal that will be used to ironically slay the heathen who thought such stone was sacred as it now shall pierce their hearts and be of service in the cause of the one true faith. One blade in special was requested to be forever stored in Jerusalem as a trophy of their conquest against the heathen, although this is not enough. The heathens still fight for their false holy land and they must be crushed to never again rise.

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    While the crusaders march towards Mecca, more traitors rise. They think they can win this one on numbers alone, but they are wrong. Jerusalem faced far better trained, equipped and prepared forces than such rabble that equally outnumbered them, and emerged victorious, and once again they shall.

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    What as shame.

    Despite inflict far more devastating losses, in face of the seemingly endless legions of traitors that continued to advance no matter how many fell, the sacred army lost its morale and retreated, where it was then ordered, as a means of washing this stain, to liberate the town they retreated towards from the traitors garrisoned inside its walls.

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    DEUS VULT! MEDINA IS JUST ANOTHER CITY AND NOTHING MORE. SUFFER NOT THE TRAITOR TO LIVE!

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    For no matter how many traitors spawn and rise, they shall all be exterminated without mercy, and their misery and punishment will serve as a warning to the rest but being dumb and perhaps masochistic animals they will probably not care and continue rising anyway until Jerusalem can weed them out through the only possible way, unfortunately: a settlement policy of the European ubermensch combined with the EXCIDIUM (Note: that is the proper way to spell it rather than EXTERMINATUS or The Brazilian Slaughter) of all durka durkas.

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    Marching into Medina, the crusaders crushed the traitors and now prepared themselves to secure the town. May God not allow these heathens and traitors without honor to defect again.

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    More of them came, and once again were crushingly defeated despite their vast numbers. It is time to put an end to this for once and all, it is time to ensure Jerusalem will never again be threatened by heathens, heretics and traitors, it is time to pave the way into making Jerusalem more than just a Crusader Kingdom: a Crusader Imperium!

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    WHERE IS YOUR ALLAH NOW?

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    The world has changed in wake of the glorious victory of Jerusalem against the heathens and their blind Jihad. The Pope himself took measures to, taking advantage of how every Iberian and Algerian legion was crushed and routed by the brave crusaders, eliminate for once and all the threat of Algiers to the Levant. The Catholic Church thus devastated the towelheads and conquered most of their lands which will soon be purged from their unholy rot and lies only the great deceiver could whisper to the ears of a pedophile criminal.

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    They try again, without success, to take over Mecca. Where is their god now? Soon the traitors are purged from Arabia, and thus the crusaders march northwards to face those as reviled, despised, abhorred and demonic as the traitors themselves:

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    Some of the heretical went into hiding, but eventually they shall all meet their fate, for the Inquisition has no mercy, never gives up when they begin a purge, and "innocence" proves nothing!

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    Yet there is a thin line. A philosopher claimed the Earth is a sphere and was naturally accused of HERESY! but, to this, the queen pondered:

    "A sphere isn't a holy symbol for any heretics and heathens. Therefore what difference does it make if God made the Earth as a sphere rather than flat?"

    This was a dangerous path, but this was not really a matter related to the Scriptures, thus the philosopher was spared from the Inquisition, which answers to the kingdom first as the kingdom provides it with all funding. The same philosopher was also a surviving veteran of previous wars against traitors, heathens and actual heretics, thus it just made no sense for a man who willingly risked his life against HERESY could be condemned heretical. There was some serious butthurt from the clergy about this, although they should be less ungrateful considering all Jerusalem did for the true faith and indirectly for the Papal States that became much stronger now only thanks to Jerusalem.

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    As the previous battles and wars have shown, the path to victory against the weak-willed heathens, heretics and traitors is the path of being the best army and not the biggest army, and thus standards are rising for recruitment. Only the most physically fit, disciplined and pious will be accepted within the crusader armies.

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    By the ending of the year of the lord 1475, the traitors have been practically exterminated. Jerusalem once again rose triumphant against inside and outside enemies, but the treason that jepardized all their conquests would not be forgiven. Najd and the remnants of the Mamluks are already under siege by the Khanate of Khorasan, which makes this the best time to punish the traitors and heathens without mercy, and to serve as a warning to all those who may yet dare to declare Jihad against Jerusalem. Meanwhile Cairo is simply vastly valuable, wealthy, populous, with over two hundred souls that may yet be saved, and to add to it, no longer the Mamluk remnant capital, which means it would be a valuable addition for Holy Jerusalem.

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    Suffer not the heathen to live.

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    Jerusalem footsoldiers are reputed for their bravery and history of victories into assaults against enemy fortifications and friendly fortifications taken by enemies or traitors. Their relatively short siege of Cairo became another of such great victories, and now Jerusalem stands ready to take another step towards becoming a Crusader Imperium.

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    DEUS VULT! The Mamluks are now almost dead and Syria will soon be subjugated by Khorasan, whose relationship with Jerusalem remains formally that of an alliance, although there is a growing tension about that.

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    Sibylla von Hohenzollern became much more than a rare case of a woman ruling a kingdom. Her long reign would be forever enshrined for its achievements, a reign that many would claim to have indirectly saved Europe from Islam by crushing Iberia and Algiers and paving the rebirth of the crusader kingdoms and of a mighty Papal State after a period of Islamic resurgence, a reign during which Jerusalem faced enemies vastly greater and emerged victorious, a reign that made Jerusalem from a small kingdom ever threatened by extinction to mighty beacon of the one true faith that crushed and conquered many of those who wanted to destroy it and now approaches the extent and power of an Empire. Due to the precarious situation of Jerusalem during her long reign and its triumph, Sibylla died acclaimed by the nobles and peasants of Jerusalem alike(worthless traitors, heretics and heathens aside) as the greatest queen of all times, and the deeds of her and the heroes of Jerusalem would be forever remembered, as such were deeds that made this kingdom survive against all odds, and unlike any previous Jerusalem, this time, it has reached a state where it can no longer be challenged. Sibylla was to Jerusalem what queen Victoria and Elizabeth would have been to Great Britain in another universe.

    The death of Sibylla would more or less be the beginning a new age for Jerusalem, an age only brought thanks to her deeds and triumph, now inherited by her military and administratively competent son Godfrey II, an age known as:

    PAX HIERUSALEMICA

    Long Live Godfrey II! May he carry on with the legacy of glory from his predecessors.

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    Of all semitic peoples, the only who are loyal to Jerusalem are the Jews. Where in many countries of Europe the inquisition and peasantry ruthlessly persecuted Jews, in Jerusalem the righteous and angry people were too busy hating turbanheads, traitors and heretical and too respectful of the untainted reputation of the Jews for loyalty to the crown to go after them. Unfortunately the ragheads found the support of Jews to Jerusalem an affront, and hatred against Jews was stronger than ever among the muslims.

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    Of course, some people in Jerusalem are not particularly righteous, and thus the kingdom had to intervene and put these sinners in their place.

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    Godfrey was not a good diplomat and thinker about the consequences of diplomatic deals. Although he imagined that an alliance with the Holy Roman Emperor would help Jerusalem, soon he would wisely realize the mistake he did before it could hurt Jerusalem, except for prestige.

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    Aden is taken back! SALT THE EARTH AND PURGE THESE TRAITORS!

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    This would be the final conflict before PAX HIERUSALEMICA. Another victory for the holy.

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    The blessings of God continue to reach the holy land. Now arabia and the Levant have been mostly conquered by two powers: the vast but backwards Khanate of Khorasan and the righteous Kingdom of Jerusalem, and for now, they are technically allies, meaning there will most likely be peace for the region for many decades. However, from both it was Jerusalem who grew stronger during their conquests.

    Morocco however refused to give in. In name of putting an end ot the blockades, Jerusalem had to remember that humility also is a Christian virtue.

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    And thus they paid a very small price for peace.

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    In 1479 the folly of allying with Wurtemberg was realized. It was hoped they had the common sense of knowing:

    • Jerusalem is not a naval power
    • Jerusalem is vastly distant from any European country they may get at war against
    • Jerusalem has never waged war against followers of the one true faith.

    But obviously they didn't, and the most sensical choice harmed the prestige of Jerusalem. This bickering is precisely why the Holy Land was taken by the heathens, why Iberia is a caliphate and why it still lies there. Every time one righteous wage war on another for temporal ambitions, the devil is thankful.

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    There was however one problem in Jerusalem: their economy was not in a good shape after almost a hundred years of nonstop wars where their armies could only be kept at maximum capability and morale through minting. Hopefully a lasting peace now that near every threat to Jerusalem has been utterly crushed will improve the situation.

    Egypt also offers again alliance. Considering that Alexandria is their capital, and many Christian kingdoms are allied to them, it is better for Cairo to be the last conquest of Jerusalem in Africa.

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    Something however changed among the crusader kings of Egypt. Godfrey tried to not show his... disgust, when it became clear that the new kings of Egypt are now both heretical Miaphysites and have been culturally assimilated into the raghead culture. But being not particularly diplomatic, he made it obvious he wasn't at ease at the court of Alexandria with seeing so many nobles and even prince speaking a language of arab farm animals.

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    In the year of the Lord 1479, much has changed. Hear ye the news of the world:

    Despite strong, Iberia was humbled by Jerusalem, and their conquests over Europe fortunately came to a halt. Their allies at Algiers paid a much higher price for their arrogance: most of their once vast territory has been, to salt the wound, by the Papal States now spreading Catholicism to Africa, a rightful "reward" for their Jihad against Jerusalem.

    At Western Europe, Guyenne once powerful was utterly crushed by Iberia and by wars with neighbors, but still survives as a shadow of its former self. The Kingdom of France however has grown much stronger, although they are yet to challenge Guyenne for supremacy. Over the British and Irish Isles England has become near completely triumphant.

    At Central Europe, due to the nature of the Holy German Empire, little has changed, except for a curious detail: Bohemia has become a fallen kingdom, as their king embraced the Hussite HERESY and proclaimed it the official state religion of the kingdom. Also relevant is how the Papal States become growingly powerful during the last years, and the Church now directly rules over most of Italy, and over much of North Africa as well.

    At Eastern Europe and Scandinavia, one kingdom has emerged mighty and victorious, proclaiming itself a new Empire, to the demise of the heathens of Finland. Although Jerusalem should celebrate the demise of heathens, this is meaningless as this was a victory for the Orthodox heretics of the now Lithuanian Empire, which is currently trying to completely subjugate Muscovy, after conquering half of Finland, with the other half conquered by Scandinavia. Many are unsure on how Lithuania grew so powerful although some current historians claim that this was thanks to the power of the Lithuanian Hitmen.

    Over the caucausus, Armenia struggles against Georgia and the Roman Empire, and seemingly is losing the war. If Rome gains a direct border with Jerusalem because of this, it will be a problem, but for now, it remains to be seen whether this will later influence Jerusalem or not. As for the farthest reaches of Asia, the Mongol Hordes remain strong and mighty even now, and Khorasan needs no explanation on how they have expanded in the vacuum the victories of Jerusalem left.

    And finally, the Levant and the Middle East, the holy land. Jerusalem has become supreme over them now, with no immediate threat near them anymore, while Egypt, despite having lost Libya, regained most of Egypt proper except for Cairo, and stands much stronger than before as well, and most importantly, despite religious differences, as once again an ally of Jerusalem. May a long lasting peace upon which the Crusader culture shall triumph and the economy grow stronger at last be the reward for these near one hundred years of continuous wars.

    DEUS VULT!
     
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  3. Gondolin Arcane

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    Nice work on taking Cairo. What are the new heir's stats?
     
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  4. Fafnir Liturgist Patron

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  6. Cassidy Arcane

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    They are of the kind that makes you wish for a constitutional republic.

    I started playing through and ended with 100 screenshots which means 4 updates. Starting tomorrow.

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    Jerusalem will set up the foundations for establishing Colonia Scarlata Sacra, by seeking to conquer the Canaries from the heathens of Morocco. Although they will be quite late, requiring naval tech 20 for that. Which means most likely heathen colonies to conquer in the New World.

    To make it more clear where exactly that Colony willl be: HAHAHE, which is the closest Latin has to HUEHUEHUE
     
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  7. Cassidy Arcane

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    Pax Hierusalemica

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    The heathens still dare to threaten Jerusalem. Of course, they know that their demise is coming, now that their dream of subjugating Europe to their devilist religion died.

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    Sine Deus, sine pax.

    The heathens suffer internal strife, famine and collapse while the faithful thrive in Jerusalem.

    However, soon this prosperity would reach a new level.

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    The crusaders were only a minority among a majority of arabs. Despite being the rulers, the same also applied to Egypt where now they have become one with the turban. It is clear that something must be done, a project unlike any ever thought of, a daring and massive project.

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    All European nobles were encouraged to have lots of children who would then be given fiefs over Iraq, while in Iraq, with the support of the Catholic Church, several newborn children were "adopted" from their obviously incapable parents to be raised by nuns and noblewomen and have Latin as their mother tongue, all intended with the goal of eradicating the arab culture from the region, while most importantly, speaking and writing in the arab language was banned over Iraq, with death as punishment, and the most undesirable among the population, specially the heathen minorities, were being rounded up and executed on the spot. This would lead to much strife and some infamy, but it had to be done for the betterment of Jerusalem. The future generations, purged from such subhuman and savage culture, will definitively not regret this and thank Jerusalem for doing what had to be done.

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    In fact, although arguable, the effects of the harsh laws and drastic measures were instantaneous, and proved this could work all over the kingdom, given enough time.

    Unus Regno, Unus Populus, Unus Dux!

    Ein Reich, Ein Volk, Ein Führer!

    REMOVE KEBAB FROM THE PREMISES

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    No longer foreign rulers to these lands, but thanks to the best day of their lives, as local as the Jews who killed lots of Palestinians to reclaim Israel in another timeline, they have now everything set to eradicate one of the many towelhead cultures in their kingdom.

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    Although triumphant over Europe, in the hot and desertic climates of Jerusalem, the knights have shown their limitations, and thus, with the advancement of many fields in Jerusalem related to the equipping, tactics and training of land forces, a new type of cavalry has emerged in their stead. Rapid and focused on ambushing the foe, the Stradioti may not have the same symbollic and historical glory of the knights, but they are definitively better for fighting in the desert.

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    The heathens, driven into perpetual baaw, have tried to hurt Jerusalem through other means now that they have been defeated again and again and Jerusalem stands as the greatest power and greatest kingdom in the Levant. Of course, although the turbanheads were riled up, this will be of no consequences.

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    Finally the word of God has reached Damascus, and at last, the greater divinely inspired mission was achieved!

    DEUS VULT!

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    Jerusalem is changing. Despite the massive protests of the arch-conservative bishops Humanity has Risen and The Brazilian Slaughter, the new king was a philosopher, and justified by the glories and achievements of the kingdom, he believed he had the right to do whatever he wanted. After all, all that Jerusalem achieved was thanks to God and to themselves. The Church never did anything to help Jerusalem since it became self-sufficient at the end of the 14th century. Actually, it was Jerusalem that did a lot to help the Church by giving to the Papal State the opportunity to spread the true faith to Tripolitania and Tunisia and crushing most of the heathens that, before Jerusalem victory, even conquered territory over Italy.

    Thus, hearing upon mythical tales of a land full of riches to the west, beyond the known word, and aware of how way too restrictive definition of what is HERESY! and what isn't was hurting their progress, he took one of first many steps that would shift Jerusalem from a kingdom driven from a religious to one driven by a philosophical and religious ideal and by eventually, many centuries later, from a developing nationalism driven from both the epic tales of ancient Israel and of the new epic tales of the crusaders.

    Thus the king made the definition of heresy a bit less strict and pleased the LIBERALS. Although of course any idea even remotely comparable to late 20th century LIBERALS remains and will remain EXTRA HERESY!!!

    Whether this means decline or incline is not certain yet.

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    They don't need Jerusalem, but in the interests of not having them as enemies, Jerusalem will formally support their wars in vast and unknown lands of India. An influential foreign merchant once politely suggested to the king that Jerusalem should break this "unholy alliance" to seek a road of conquest all the way towards India and its valuable spices, to which the king replied: "Greed has brought many kingdoms to their demise. Khorasan may be backwards and heathen, but their legions are vast, and in peace, Jerusalem can grow stronger. By developing tolerance to any idea that does not defy God, Jerusalem can allow progress to a point where eventually our armies will be so better equipped their numbers shall become irrelevant, but until then, we bide our time in peace and this alliance of convenience."

    He didn't bother silencing the merchant because the fact it was an alliance of convenience that could be broken at any time was well known and obvious enough, so if he decided to be a gossipmonger about the king's words it would make no difference. Relations between Jerusalem and Khorasan, although not actually bad, have been worsening, and what was done at Iraq didn't help much either.

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    Through contact with the Khanate of Khorasan, Jerusalem has identified a part of the mythical India. However, lacking any naval might and with a now long lasting culture of self-sufficiency and ignoring trade, they couldn't bother to make use of such information, for now.

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    Carmelites are invited to Hawran. Their virtue of diligence will strengthen Jerusalem.

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    The reduction of the narrowmindedness of Jerusalem brought accusations from the Knights of Gaza against the kingdom. Obviously short-sighted, they have long become irrelevant, the only reason their diplomatic annexation wasn't done yet is because the current king is not particularly skilled at diplomacy to convince them to step down and let Jerusalem rule their lands directly.

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    Of course Jerusalem accepts, although it is saddening, if predictable, to discover that Jerusalem is the farthest reach of Christianity in Asia(with Georgia being the second farthest and 100% Asian), and eastwards there seems to be only heathens and more heathens.

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    Having lost part of their original lands to the now defeated Algiers, Egypt was in a perfect position to try reclaiming such land thanks to the victories of Jerusalem. Of course they answer the call although they most likely won't have to do much for Egypt to achieve its objective. Christianity is winning again the battle for North Africa, even if some of them are heretics.

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    Algiers, defeated and crushed, could do nothing about it. Meanwhile, the truce with the Mamluk leftover was ending, and their presence, despite not being a threat by itself, motivated traitors and heathens to dare rebelling against Jerusalem. Crushing them completely would further bring the hopes of the traitors down while Egypt is about to take control over their last territories out of Kerak.

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    Godfrey II was a man known for talking too highly of himself and this caused issues: nothing too severe, fortunately.

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    Eventually the truce is over. It is time to finish the job.

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    Defeated and without vast legions in their side, and most importantly, without God, the war against the Mamluks was the shortest ever in the History of Jerusalem, lasting only 10 days. Unfortunately the allies of the heathens are still at large, and must be taught another lesson.

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    DEUS VULT!

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    The heathens are losing the war now. Their precious Mecca has fallen, they are crushed and defeated and besides Iberia, irrelevant other than as filthy traitors and heathen rebels.

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    A new great general rises, good for what he is and enough to lead Jerusalem to victory. His greatest skill is however his ability of organizing an agile march.

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    The Pax of Jerusalem is far from over as its glorious crusaders march to defeat even more heathens.
     
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  8. TripJack Prestigious Gentleman Hedonist

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    looks like the corrupt mudslimes of iberia are getting penetrated in all holes by rebel hordes
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  9. Fafnir Liturgist Patron

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    :love:Cleanse and purge!
     
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  10. Cassidy Arcane

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    This is last update on this page. Next ones on page 6.

    Also, how do I replace the flags in EU3? Although I have a long time yet to go on doing that, eventually I will.

    Gloria et Pax

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    Unfortunately, the news of another heathen defeated are accompanied by a much closer tragedy. The heir to the throne died of sickness, something that could endanger Jerusalem to temporal greed.

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    To not gain infamy, Jerusalem sought these victories for prestige and the affirmation of the supremacy of the Holy Kingdom first and foremost. Most of the remaining heathen land was worthless, and those who weren't belonged to the Khanate, which was out of question right now.

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    Traitors besiege Cairo, but their deaths will be as futile as their cause.

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    DEUS VULT!

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    To crush Algiers and force them to publicly recognize the supremacy of Jerusalem, treaties are secured. The heathen presence will be purged.

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    Another heir comes up. Actually he came down, head first into the rock after an accident when he was a child that made him into a very dumb prince. Jerusalem is strong enough to not be affected by this anymore.

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    The nobles again and again demonstrate they are in league with Satan rather than God with their honorless scheming. It's time to cut off further on the privileges of this morally bankrupt aristocracy that obviously goes against everything Jerusalem is.

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    Algiers has been humbled. They will never again dare to defy Israel, as now, in the year of the Lord 1491, a foundation for lasting peace is stronger than ever, and from now on nobody will ever dare to start a war against the invincible Jerusalem.

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    DEUS VULT!

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    Khorasan grows stronger, but Jerusalem is too honorable to betray treaties with their neighbors, even the heathen ones. The military access to Armenia is immediately cancelled, and most importantly, this will prevent the greedy Roman Empire from expanding and having a border with Jerusalem, and between a heathen allied with Jerusalem and miaphysite HERESY! better to side with the heathens.

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    Of course Jerusalem promptly agrees to peace with Armenia, having little interest or justification to take their lands.

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    Some of the most diligent and capable bishops are in Jerusalem, whose clergy, for so long treading a fine line for survival among heathens and knowing their example would define the chances of conversion, was of greater moral fiber than most in Europe.

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    Jerusalem has become developed enough in its kingdom infrastructure to evolve it structure. Due to the fact the vast majority of its income is originated from taxation, and to increase the effciency of ruling over such now much larger reign, a national system of bureaucracy with hired public servants is developed. For many future historians, this was one of the first steps towards moving Jerusalem to become more than a religiously driven kingdom, but it was still a long path ahead for Jerusalem to become a more advanced and centralized kingdom.

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    And right now, feudalism was still strong, and sometimes this worked against the best interests of Jerusalem.

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    The king was starting to look at the Church with different eyes. They done a lot for Jerusalem before it secured a modicum of independence, sure, but since then, all they have been doing was to demand more and more of a share of everything Jerusalem later achieved on their own. Hopefully they will realize soon that any gold directly invested in Jerusalem is a gold that will help Christianity far more than that reaching Rome.

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    There is no salt crisis!

    Random passerby: but I was told... HERESY! *BLAM*

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    The expansion of Khorasan, despite having harmed only heretics so far, is starting to be considered a substantial threat for Jerusalem, but their alliance has been unchanged for decades now, hopefully because both sides now understood how important such alliance has been for their mutual hegemonies over the Middle East and Asia. Nevertheless, the kingdom of Jerusalem was considering the remote possibility of this changing soon.

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    Now there is more than enough justification in the dynasty side to proclaim Jerusalem as more than a kingdom. All left is for Jerusalem to become vast and mighty enought to truly deserve the title of Empire. But, considering There are already too empires proclaiming the title of "Roman" and this is the same prerrogative they got here. Therefore, Godfrey got a better idea. Three Romans Empire are so many they will fade away each glory, but there is another title far more glorious than Roman. For the Roman Empire had for long ruled all known mankind, and thus, the name is chosen for being proclaimed as the new name for the crusader kingdom of Jerusalem once the time is right:

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    The Imperium of Man

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    Godfrey dreamed of more than Pax. The legends about vast and wealthy unclaimed lands and islands to the west, are they real? When Morocco foolishly declared Jihad against Egypt, he knew what had to be done, for Jerusalem, under its current situation, would never discover whether those myths were true or not, while the conquest of Northwest Africa could serve as another stepping stone towards the formation of an Imperium. However, there is one detail. The canary islands, with their valuable and rare sugar cane, would be very useful for Jerusalem, but to conquer them, they needed to best Morocco in both over the land and over the seas.

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    Yet this proved itself to not be the best time because Jerusalem didn't even have a proper fleet, and there was Algiers still between Morocco and those who give military access to the crusaders. But soon both of these barriers would be broken.

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    Only for a new barrier to rise for the greater goals of securing ports in the Atlantic Ocean: the king has died and his dumb son was too young yet to become the new king, and thus began a regency council.

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    The regency made traitors bolder, but they all were defeated, and superstitious claims about comets marking the coming of ITZ were eventually forgotten.

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    By the end of the 15th century, a new development happened: Having become much stronger, the Khan of Khorasan proclaimed himself "Timur Reborn" and now sought to reunite all Khans, turning his attention to Asia. Their alliance with Jerusalem was not affected yet by the recreation of this vast Mongol Empire. One of the most curious details here is that, somehow, the heathen faith of Zoroastrism still stands strong over the former capital of the ancient Persian Empire.

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    As for the traitors, no matter how numberful, they cannot defy Jerusalem. And so began the 16th century, with Jerusalem as a proto-empire, the rebirth of the Timurids, the fall of the North African berbers and the whispers of a new development that will soon see its use in coming wars: the firearm.

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    LONG LIVE GODFREY III

    May God help the king, because he is definitively going to need God's help to rule the kingdom well and conquer Morocco.
     
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    Godfrey Derpzenhollern.

    Moar for the love of the brofist.
     
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    It would have been funny if the heir would have been named Godfrey again.
     
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