Crusader Kings II

Crusader Kings Chronicle: The Prologue

T.J. Hafer at

Loyal (hopefully) bannermen

As Duke of Munster and liege lord of the counties of Thomond and Ormond, I have three direct vassals, and two indirect ones (through Lord Mayor Ragnvald.)

The first two are the barons of my home county Thomond: Bishop Fogartach of Killaloe (see page 5) and Mayor Dúngal of Limerick. The latter is a man of 36, unrelated to my house and known for kindness and patience. On the other hand, it is also known that he has a fascination with the occult, and is scared of his own shadow.

My third and most powerful direct vassal is Lord Mayor Ragnvald of Ormond. He is 45, and a descendant of Norwegian Viking settlers who once raided the Irish coasts. Despite having an Irish mother, he is largely distrusted for his Norse blood... and he isn’t particularly fond of Irishmen himself. Though honest and humble, he is also a coward and quick to anger.

His direct vassals (and mine by extension) are Halfdan, Bishop of Cashel, and Arnfinn, Baron of Nenagh. He also has a newborn son, Olav Ragnvaldsson, though his wife died giving birth to the babe. Both Halfdan and Arnfinn are of Norwegian descent, like Ragnvald, leading to concerns that half my realm is ruled by Norsemen.

That’s enough exposition for now, though. Onward, to glory!