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Barony of Pfalzengrim

Discussion in 'Machiavel: Ambition' started by Dark Guardian, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Dark Guardian

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    Name: Baron Lothar von Hügeleute
    Barony of Pfalzengrim
    Age: 31
    Tenure: 2 years
    Other Titles/Offices:
    Married to: Anna von Felder, 29
    Children: Hermann, 8, Maria 6
    Parents: Gunther (old baron, dead), Maria (dead)
    Siblings: no
    Current Heir: Hermann von Hügeleute
    Other Relatives: Baronet Manfred von Hügeleute, 27 (cousin)

    Immediate Overlord: Viscount of Hochfulga
    Other Overlords: Count of Villingen, Duchess Elislet of Upper Fulgau (regency council)

    Retainers
    seneschal: Manfred (cousin)
    exchequer minor: Anna (wife)
    reeve: Götz von Thausen
    ensign: Lothar (me)
    chamberlain: Anna (wife)
    castellan: Sir Eberhart Holzfäller
    other officers: archer sergeant Willi von Flügekeiler

    Residence: Schloss Pfalzengrim; improvements: 3 barracks
    Military: 3 heavy cavalry, 1 archer

    Arms: a sun rising over green hills

    Fame: 1
    Influence: 1
    Reputation: 0

    Location: central Duchy of Upper Fulgau, County of Villingen, Viscounty of Hochfulga
    Region: the Daarwold
    Population: 8000
    Labor Type: tenants

    Pfalzengrim, 1700; improvements: marketplace, small church, kiln, palisade
    Einburg, 800; improvements: marketplace, chapel, kiln
    Einanderburg, 700; improvements: marketplace

    Other Improvements: clay quarry, lime quarry

    Major resources: amber, clay, dyestuff, fur, horses, lime, resin, sand, syrup, timber
    Crafts: ceramics, glass, lacquer, pigment, tiles

    Major vassals:
    Baronet Hubrich
    Lady Melinda
    Sir Matthias von Flügekeiler
    Sir Eberhart Holzfäller

    Brief Description:
    The Barony of Pfalzengrim is on the west side of the middle of the Duchy of Upper Fulgau. It has good drainage, poor soils, and lots of craftsmen trying to find ways to use them. The Baron likes to make money the old fashioned way:looting and pillaging. So usually it is Baroness Anna and their retainers who run things .Recently she convinced him to turn their serfs into tenants. His opinion was: “What the hell. It might work.”
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2012
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    The sun illuminates all.
     
  3. Dark Guardian

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    Anna glares at Manfred in exasperation. "And what does he think we are going to eat all winter?"

    Manfred gestures at the letter. He knew her tempers well. He knew his job well, too. "We have enough. He is the Baron. What else is there to say?"

    I'm sure I can think of plenty. "All right. Add it to the luggage. And get to work on the recruiting. Only men who have their own horses: we can't afford those."

    She turns to Sir Eberhard. "Yours is the happy task of deciding who gets to double up until we can build in the spring."

    She stomps out of the room, cursing the efficiency of the Imperial Post, and goes to finish packing for court.
     
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    By order of His Excellency, Lothar von Hügeleute, Baron of Pfalzengrim:

    Desiring to increase his men-at-arms, the Baron offers good wages and opportunity for glory to soldiers seeking employ. Those interested must be able to provide their own horse. Bonuses will be paid to those already owning arms and armor as well. Positions for company commanders and sergeants are available for veterans with adequate experience. Apply to Sir Eberhart Holzfäller, Castellan of Schloss Pfalzengrim.
     
  5. Silver Pegasus

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    Success leads to failure. The wise find profit in both.
     
  6. Dark Guardian

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    You know, I think I might understand that one.
     
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    Sir Matthias von Flügekeiler leads the barony's cavalry, including the newly formed unit, north to Bergeheim. He was not sure if he should hope the fighting was still going on when they got there or not. Well, they got paid either way. And the new unit would get practice riding together. He tried to figure out what drills could be practiced while they were on the road. If they did have to fight when they got there, they were going to need them.
     
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    By order of His Excellency, Lothar von Hügeleute, Baron of Pfalzengrim:

    The barony is offering a mining concession for decorative stone recently found on its lands. Interested parties should apply to Her Excellency at Schloss Pfalzengrim.
     
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    He looked at the numbers. He kept looking at them. He kept looking at them a long time.

    Good Goddess.

    “That’s with the road work paid for?”

    “Yes.”

    “And without a kickback from the glass guild?”

    “Yes.”

    He shook his head.

    “Told you it would work.”

    He nodded. “The amber monopoly is still, what, a third of that?”

    “Around that. I agree with you on that one. It is nice to have something to fall back on.”

    “Oh, good. That makes two things I get to be right about.”

    She arched an eye brow. “What’s the other?”

    He grinned. “The tiara I’ll be fetching you next month, princess.”

    Manfred cleared his throat. “Excellency, there are still many projects we–”

    “Manfred.” He scowled. “Cousin. If you go do something useful, I promise I’ll pick you up a present too, okay?”

    “I don’t have much use for jewelry.”

    “I was thinking more like a fresco painter. Your chapel could use some bright colors.” Anna giggled. Lothar went ack to grinning. “Now get. Her Excellency and I wish to celebrate.”

    Manfred got.
     
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