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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sun Feb 08, 2015 4:42 pm

jimbotten wrote:All tempting offers/suggestions! Tom is pursuing what could be any of them via hoping to get some employment (of any kind, so long as it's paid) from this Alan Standing npc. (Isn't selling alcohol to the Native Americans illegal yet?)


With the American Colonies sold to the Czar also known as "The Chief Vodka Taster of all the Russia's" I dont think Puritan policies such as not selling alcohol to the Natives is going to make much legal progress.

But I guess flogging a load of guns & alcohol to the Indians may break a few colonial bye-laws.

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Post by The Real Louis on Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:13 pm

Ah, the opportunity of honest trade... if only. So, Tom has finally made the pages of the Newsletter by name, in more frustrating circumstances. Is any one else's character suffering quite so much? Don't think I've had any character-generated turns of good fortune since setting out. Only helping hands from other player-characters, all of which have gone adrift. Or maybe it's just me? Either being too clever, or not clever enough. Ah well, back to the grindstone of inspiration to see what can be made of a pig's ear..

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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Stuart Bailey on Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:10 am

jimbotten wrote:Ah, the opportunity of honest trade... if only. So, Tom has finally made the pages of the Newsletter by name, in more frustrating circumstances. Is any one else's character suffering quite so much? Don't think I've had any character-generated turns of good fortune since setting out. Only helping hands from other player-characters, all of which have gone adrift. Or maybe it's just me? Either being too clever, or not clever enough. Ah well, back to the grindstone of inspiration to see what can be made of a pig's ear..


When playing Gloire du Roi I have always attempted to have one unit or two units suitable for "Swashbuckler" characters to join.

But for some reason no one ever wanted to join the Belgrade Horse in G2.............still dont understand why no one wanted to join since you only needed to take five heads to get into the unit.

If Tom or another swashbuckler needs a career option in G7 they may wish to consider one of the Spanish Palace Guard Companies inc the Viceroys Guards in Mexico City etc. Basically as well as standing round the Palace Gates these men have a wider responsibilty to protect the King/Queens/Cardinals/Viceroys reputation and interests inc the arrest etc of his foes etc.

Nice coats, pay, what could go wrong?
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:28 am

Would the recruiters be willing to come and break Tom out of gaol in New York?
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Kingmaker on Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:38 am

stu are you still in G2?


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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Stuart Bailey on Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:58 pm

jimbotten wrote:Would the recruiters be willing to come and break Tom out of gaol in New York?

The Vice-regal Guard Company in Mexico City & the Texas Rangers do not sent recruiting parties to American Goals!!!

These units accept volunteers from a) the Spanish-American Noble & Gentry classes b) men who have shown extreme valour or c) preformed a service the Viceroy wants to reward.

Basically:

a) Is Tom of Spanish-American Noble Blood or married to one?

b) Has he single handed saved a Spanish Lady from Bandits or Pirates?

c) Rode 160 miles across a burning desert dodging arrows to bring advance warning of a Apache Raid?

d) Does he know the location of Blackbeards latest base?

Basically what we want more proper Swashbuckling like the Three Musketeers in the America's and less Captain Blood meets Titus Oats.

Still I have no doubt the Czars Navy in the America's have lower standards. Just show a willingness to drink Vodka rather than Rum and Tom is half way to his Admirals Flag!

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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Stuart Bailey on Fri Feb 27, 2015 10:27 pm

Kingmaker wrote:stu are you still in G2?

Finally retired Iskander Kruppa Leyerbey of Rumelia later Sultan of the Ottomans when he ran out of people he wanted to kill.

In his military campaign's he fought - Austrians, French, Spanish, Portugese, Irish, English, Persians, Poles, Russians, Germans from L-C and Bavaria, Italians from Venice, Genoa, Florence & the Papal States as well as the Janissary & other rebel dogs in Moldavia, Syria, Egypt, & Anatolia.

For the spread of different types of opponents and number of wars/campaigns if not the geographic spread of his campaigns I think this medium ranked Ottoman Civil Servent may hold the record for a Glori du Roi character.

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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Sat Mar 28, 2015 8:40 am

Hmm, another month another problem... (not one to be gone into in public, as yet). But I have noticed a small reference in the Newsletter which almost reads as though the intended recipient of my un-posted letter is aware of at least some of its contents. More damned spies? (Or is Richard stealing my thunder?)
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Tue Apr 14, 2015 5:41 pm

Okay... so we never quite made it to gaol, and are now on the run, still coatless but at least with a pistol and a couple of guineas. So may (Richard willing) be able to finally post that damned letter (now in reply to two received). There are more complications than that (of course), but shouldn't say too much of that as yet...
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Tue May 05, 2015 11:03 am

Another month, another curve-ball... First I'm caught out by not recognising someone I met in passing over a year (real-time) ago, and now I'm stuck between two characters wanting to go in opposite directions, with me not wanting to go in either of them (but sort of honour-bound to accompany both!) Ho hum... back to the type-face...
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Sat May 23, 2015 2:41 pm

A month on, and at least I and my two contrary companions have made it safely out of New York. Apparently headed for Albany (having "gambled" (my weakness) on following the first bird to fly overhead headed inland). Currently faced with a couple of grumpy Indians who I believe I can decipher and pacify so long as my noisy English companion can be kept quiet. Have also received a very long and interesting reply which is making me regret a request put in my previous (and last, until i can get some more funds) letter sent. Still all at sea about the political situation in the assorted settlements of New England (but then, who isn't?). But for now my first priority is these red men..
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Sat Jun 20, 2015 9:40 am

Christmas passed quietly, sharing a fish-dinner with the local Indians - and sometimes it's really quite pleasant when nothing disastrous happens...
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Kingmaker on Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:41 am

no Richard was stealing all my money thats why..... lol!


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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:20 pm

That may only be because Tom has no money (or much of anything else, come to that) to steal... But it's nice to know that what goes around comes around, and maybe Tom's turn is due for some of that promotion, wealth and fame ?
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Post by Kingmaker on Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:32 pm

hope so...


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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Stuart Bailey on Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:32 pm

Who of our many Swashbucklers was asking about a missing lady Jayne Eyre?????? Suspect

The July 1705 Gloire du Roi contained a report from Yorktown in which one Mister Odadiah Smith, merchant-patriot of the sons of liberty approached Paul Jones along with the parents of the missing lady and suggested that she may have been carried of by French Traders.

Mister Smith then provided a brand new Beech Mill Land Pattern musket for each of the search party and the Searchers proceed to board a couple of Russian fishing boats.

This would imply that Miss Eyre has been:

a) Kidnapped by Indians
b) Kidnapped by French taders
c) Kidnapped by Russian Sailors
d) Or was part of a plot by the HWIC (musket type is a bit of a clue) to pinch recruits from Nathan Greene's sons of liberty in Yorktown.
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:30 pm

Umm... (hand waves faintly in the air) Thank you for that. Interesting (although, as usual in this game, that means things just got more complicated rather than less). It answers one question for me, and asks three or four new ones... scratch

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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by J Flower on Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:57 pm

It wasn't the Russians we only take goats

Also a bit suspicious about the Russian fishing boats, there is no way a Russian boat could have made it that far, it is simply too far to row.
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Post by The Real Louis on Tue Jul 21, 2015 11:42 am

I believe Blackbeard was also accused... (mostly it seems to be that the lady disappeared and everyone took the opportunity to blame their favourite enemy).
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:18 pm

Ohhh.... My most extra-ordinary turn so far! Not only did Richard not through any spanners into my more-than-optimistic orders, he even provided a source of information as requested...

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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Stuart Bailey on Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:41 pm

jimbotten wrote:Ohhh.... My most extra-ordinary turn so far! Not only did Richard not through any spanners into my more-than-optimistic orders, he even provided a source of information as requested...

Lull before the Storm????? Suspect
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Kingmaker on Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:25 am

no they seem to be coming to me now......


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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:24 pm

Funny, I had the same thought. Maybe Tom's due for some of your old good luck (can only hope)?
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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by Kingmaker on Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:57 pm

well lost all my money, now my aide, Hans has done a runner and I am being challenged by 3 men who are sons of some native woman i accosted about my missing money... looks like he may end up with a coat after all


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Re: Thomas Blakeney

Post by The Real Louis on Mon Aug 24, 2015 10:43 am

Another month, another step forward in the same helpful conversation... (sometimes the time-scale feels really weird; three months outside a town talking to someone!)

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