Diplomacy of Ice & Fire II: Fall 303 AC

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Diplomacy of Ice & Fire II: Fall 303 AC

Postby Aeschines » 09 Aug 2018, 05:13

Winter 303 AC orders are due August 9 at 9pm Eastern Standard Time!

A Spider's Notes: 303/F,

Though King Stannis will almost certainly date the beginning of his rain from the date of his brother's death, I will always think of it as beginning in the blood-soaked months at the end of 303 AC. In one fell swoop, two Houses of Ancient Lineages were extinguished, all but guaranteeing the Iron Throne to King Stannis. Then, with the murders of their in-laws no more than a two weeks old, King Stannis married his new queen. Never before have I heard of such an engagement. Stannis could have written the letters securing the match with charcoal from poor Margaery's bonfire.

Perhaps more shocking is the decision of House Stark. After a thousand years of honor, the Starks have resorted to a violation of the guest-rights of Cersei Lannister (I'm assuming that murder is contrary to the guest right, though I've never had the chance to ask a northman). Their ultimate objection was apparently to secure a Sansa as a Direwolf Queen. With House Stark playing lapdog, only Queen Daenerys stands to fight the Baratheon betrayers. Yet, Stannis' cruel cunning was such that half of all the dragon's holdings have fallen before she could shout "dracarys!" The dragon queen still has friends in Essos who are ready to secret her away. Tragically, King Stannis has charged me with assassinating those friends.

All who walk the halls of power walk the spider's web.

Iskis the Spider


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Pootleflump - House Targaryen
Dearest Iskis

My mistress has wept a thousand tears since she was betrayed by Groo-Ratheon. He has proved himself a dishonourable sort, incapable of anything other than deceit and self interest.

My heart breaks to see her so distressed over a man who was not worthy of her love. She gave him everything. He took advantage of her kind nature.

Still she wishes to ask for Heir Baratheon's hand in marriage to reside at Storm's End, although she fully expects to be spurned once again. She is surely suffering from some kind of extreme Stockholm Syndrome that she still thinks she can find happiness in his murderous arms.

With much sadness in our hearts, here are the orders for House Targaryen. We expect to incur heavy losses.

F Duskendale move BW Bay... succeeded
F Northern Narrow Sea move Narrow Sea... succeeded
F The Bite move Moat Cailin... bounced
A Dreadfort s Karhold to Winterfell... support cut
A Karhold move Winterfell... bounced
F The Shivering Seas move Northern Narrow Seas... succeeded
F The Fingers move The Neck... succeeded
A The Twins hold... unit dislodged, autoretreated to Kingsroad

Loyal Friend and Confidente of Daenerys Stormborn of the House Targaryen, First of Her Name, The Unburnt, Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains, and Mother of Dragons.

Jorah Mormont

"Fire and Blood."

StarkAdder - House Martell
eliminated Fall 301 AC

"Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken."

willie23 - House Stark
F Winterfell HOLD... succeeded
A Moat Cailin SUPPORT Winterfell to HOLD... support cut
F Whiteharbor MOVE Dreadfort... bounced

KILL Lannister Heir (in a gentle kind of way)... succeeded (eliminates House Lannister)
Stark Heir to MARRY Baratheon Heir at Storms End (bride’s dad pays right)... succeeded

It looks like this is the end of me anyway but groos seems like a good guy to lose to anyhow. I think my heir is in grave danger at storms end though.

"Winter Is Coming."

Sour Flour - House Greyjoy
Eliminated Spring 300 AC

"We Do Not Sow."

ccloughley - House Lannister
The Neck - The Twins... succeeded
Flint's Finger S The Neck - The Twins... supported unit succeeded
Southern Sunset Sea - Lannisport... succeeded
Golden Sea S Southern Sunset Sea - Lannisport... supported unit succeeded
Redwyne Straits - Southern Sunset Sea... succeeded
Western Summer Sea - Eastern Summer Sea... succeeded

"Hear Me Roar!"

Groo - House Baratheon
a placeholder for Stannis' story (Margeary will burn on a stick). In case I don't finish it in time tomorrow, just process the moves please.

orders:
F Casterly Rock -> Ironman's Bay... succeeded
A Riverlands -> Casterly Rock... succeeded
A Westerlands support A Riverlands -> Casterly Rock... supported succeeded
A Harrenhall support King's Landing -> Duskendale... supported unit succeeded
A King's Landing -> Duskendale... succeeded
A The Reach -> RK... succeeded
A Highgarden HOLD... succeeded
F Southern Narrow Sea -> Pentos... succeeded
F Disputed Lands -> Myr... succeeded
F Sea of Dorne -> Yronwood... succeeded

Execute Tyrell heir at Storm's End... succeeded
Marry Stark heir at Storm's End... succeeded

"Ours Is the Fury."

AKFD - House Tyrell
So yes, this unexpected stab happened, but we had an awkward convo in the thread. What can this mean?

Orders:
A Lannisport HOLD... unit dislodged autoretreated to The Reach
A Shield Isles SUPPORT Searoad HOLD... supported unit succeeded
A Searoad SUPPORT Shield Isles HOLD... supported unit succeeded
A Oldtown MOVE Hornhill... succeeded
F Starfall MOVE Redwyne Straits... succeeded
F Sandstone MOVE Western Summer Sea... succeeded

Best of luck,
Margaery Tyrell :)

"Growing Strong."

Winter Unit & SC Count
Groo - House Baratheon... 10 Units, 16 SCs (6 builds!!!!)
Pootleflump - House Targaryen... 8 Units, 4 SCs (4 destroys)
willie23 - House Stark... 3 Units, 3 SCs (0 builds)
ccloughley - House Lannister... 6 Units, 6 SCs (0 builds), eliminated
AKFD - House Tyrell... 6 Units, 4 SCs (2 destroys), eliminated
StarkAdder - House Martell... 0 Units, 0 SCs, eliminated
Sour Flour - House Greyjoy... 0 Units, 0 SCs, eliminated
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Re: Diplomacy of Ice & Fire II: Fall 303 AC

Postby AKFD » 09 Aug 2018, 05:50

Good game guys!

Especially to Groo! SIX BUILDS!

Three players left!
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Re: Diplomacy of Ice & Fire II: Fall 303 AC

Postby ccloughley » 09 Aug 2018, 16:41

Aww man...

Oh well.
A deal is a deal is a deal until a better deal comes along...

Smile. Smile. Smile. Kill. Smile.
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Re: Diplomacy of Ice & Fire II: Fall 303 AC

Postby AKFD » 10 Aug 2018, 02:32

ccloughley wrote:Aww man...

Oh well.


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Re: Diplomacy of Ice & Fire II: Fall 303 AC

Postby Aeschines » 12 Aug 2018, 01:15

Spring 304 AC orders are due August 13 at 9pm Eastern Standard Time!

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Pootleflump - House Targaryen
Dear Iskis

With a heavy heart, here are our destroys

Destroy:
F The Neck
A Kingsroad
F Northern Narrow Sea
F BW Bay

Yours

Khaleesi

"Fire and Blood."

StarkAdder - House Martell
eliminated Fall 301 AC

"Unbent, Unbowed, Unbroken."

willie23 - House Stark
None

"Winter Is Coming."

Sour Flour - House Greyjoy
Eliminated Spring 300 AC

"We Do Not Sow."

ccloughley - House Lannister
Eliminated Fall 303 AC

"Hear Me Roar!"

Groo - House Baratheon
Winter BUILDS:
F King's Landing
F Tyrosh
F Storm's End
F Griffin's Roost
A Riverrun
A Dornish Marches

Dear Iskis, I have the need to explain the actions of our Lord Stannis and the death of our beloved queen Margeary Tyrell.
Not long after I sent you the last raven, king Stannis approached me.

- Sir Davos, my old friend. Tonight I will do something horrible and I want you to understand me before judging me.
- I would never judge you, my lord!
- Don't interrupt me, Davos. Tomorrow I'll order the death of my queen! Of course you will judge me! I'm tired and I feel the weight of the World on my shoulders. - King Stannis really looked pale and all worn out.
- Of course you will judge me - he repeated - but I need you to understand everything before you do. I need you to know everything because I hope you will be at my side when you do. You see, the army of dead is marching south. The White Walkers that we thought were just a myth...who would have possibly imagined! If they manage to go past the Wall the life as we know it is going to end. I saw them in my visions in the flames. Stopping this army IS the MOST IMPORTANT THING NOW. I can't emphasise it enough.
He didn't look crazy, he looked completely sane, so I simply asked him: - But how, my lord. How do we stop them?
- We make them burn, Davos. Burn all of them! Fires of the Lord of Light will purify them. The Red Woman told me it will be me who stops them, Ser Davos. I will be wielding the flaming sword of R'hllor and I'll put it through the iced hearth of the Undead King. I have seen it all, it is ALL GOING TO HAPPEN - His expression suddenly changed, he became smaller somehow, unsure and confused
- Unfortunately, that's not all. Red God requires sacrifice in blood. Royal blood. - then he whispered - I saw Margeary burning. - He started crying.
- Margeary saw it too, you know. She's a bigger believer than I am. She saw it all, the deaths of her family, the death of Lannisters...and she still WANTS me to do it because it is worth it!
- My lord! - I couldn't believe a word of what he's saying. - Are you really going to kill your own wife?
- It's much worse than that Davos. Much worse. I will have to kill her whole family in Higharden. If it all goes as planned, I'll also have to marry that Stark girl, Sansa.
He must have noticed the shock on my face so he continued: - All you have to know, Davos, is that Margaery's blood will enable me to get rid of the Lannisters. And without Tyrells and Lannisters, nobody will be able to stop me from uniting Westeros. Starks know about the threat from the North, and they are willing to help.
- I will marry their Sansa, unite the 7 kingdoms and MARCH NORTH AGAINST THE CURSED ARMIES OF THE DEAD TO FULFIL MY DESTINY!

This is what he told me, Iskis. He is a man torn apart by awful deeds driven by the destiny he sees in the flames.

Queen Margaery burned shortly after our conversation. It was one of the most terrifying executions I have ever witnessed. King Stannis made it a public event. The Red Woman praised her bravery, loyalty and faith.
The Queen never made a sound. We all stood there, watching the bonfire in complete silence! I'm sure they gave her enough Milk of the Poppy to kill a horse but for the common folk it was the proof that she died willingly, like a martyr, like a saint - making a sacrifice for the greater good. Everyone was chanting their names in ecstasy. Margaery the Saint, Stannis the Saviour...

I can't tell you much more. You know how his armies stroke hard and fast and took 6 great cities in a single year. Those victories will be sung forever - unless we fail to stop the army of the dead - then no one will be left to sing them.

Sir Davos,
the Onion Knight

"Ours Is the Fury."

AKFD - House Tyrell
Eliminated Fall 303 AC
Destroys A Reach (furthest from owned SC)
Destroys A Searoad (furthest from owned home SC)

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Re: Diplomacy of Ice & Fire II: Fall 303 AC

Postby AKFD » 12 Aug 2018, 04:14

Ummm Groo...

I can't read this long explanation!

Please summarize!
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Re: Diplomacy of Ice & Fire II: Fall 303 AC

Postby StarkAdder » 12 Aug 2018, 04:19

AKFD: here is a summary. Stannis is really Donald J. Trump. Margery was Hillary. Stannis won. Now he is going to take care of that Wall.....
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Re: Diplomacy of Ice & Fire II: Fall 303 AC

Postby AKFD » 12 Aug 2018, 05:40

StarkAdder wrote:AKFD: here is a summary. Stannis is really Donald J. Trump. Margery was Hillary. Stannis won. Now he is going to take care of that Wall.....


#ThisIsAmerica

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Re: Diplomacy of Ice & Fire II: Fall 303 AC

Postby Don Juan of Austria » 12 Aug 2018, 13:25

StarkAdder wrote:AKFD: here is a summary. Stannis is really Donald J. Trump. Margery was Hillary. Stannis won. Now he is going to take care of that Wall.....


With a summery like that... I think I'll go read the unabridged too! :D
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Re: Diplomacy of Ice & Fire II: Fall 303 AC

Postby AKFD » 12 Aug 2018, 13:57

Don Juan of Austria wrote:
StarkAdder wrote:AKFD: here is a summary. Stannis is really Donald J. Trump. Margery was Hillary. Stannis won. Now he is going to take care of that Wall.....


With a summery like that... I think I'll go read the unabridged too! :D


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