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Children Sired, Part 3

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Children Sired, Part 3

[Brandenburg]
From the marriage of Louis II Wittelsbach and Cunigunde of Poland:

Male

Female

Male

From the marriage of Otto II Wittelsbach and Elizabeth of Pomerania:

Female

Female

Female

Male

From the marriage of Casimir of Brandenburg and Maria of Sicily:

Female

Male

Female


[Saxony]

From the marriage of Wenceslaus of Ascania and Louise of House Zedlitz:

Male

From the marriage of Helena of House Hardeck and John I of House Hardeck:

None


[Palatinate]

From the marriage of Rupert I and Elizabeth of Namur:
None

From the marriage of Rupert II and Isabelle of Lorraine:

Male

Female

[Bavaria]

From the marriage of Albrecht I and Margaret of Brieg:

Male

Female
Female

From the marriage of William VI and Florentina of Austria:

Female

Male

From the marriage of Charl and Katharina of Austria:

Female

From the marriage of Charlotte and Albert Frederick:

Female

Male

Male

Male

Female

Male


[Austria]

From the marriage of Rudolf IV and Catherine:

None

From the marriage of Leopold and Lucilla de Medici:

Female

Female

Female

Male

From the marriage of Albert and Sophie of Wütternburg:

None

From the marriage of Leopold and Margaretha of Styria:

Female

From the marriage of Benedikt Wach and Adrianne from Lorraine:

Female

Female

Female

Female

Male

Male

Female

Female

From the marriage of Frederick III and Beatrice of Nuremberg:

Male

Female

Female

Male

From the marriage of Albert Frederick Habsburg and Charlotte Wittelsbach:

None

From the marriage of Otto Habsburg and Elizabeth of Brandenburg:

Male


[Frisia]

From the marriage of Ocko I tom Brok and Syp Van der Plaats:

Male

Female
Female

Milan: 2

From the marriage of Gian Galeazzo and Theodora Kantakouzenos:

Male

Female


[Florence]

From the marriage of Averardo de’ Medici and Jacopa Spini:

Male

From the marriage of Leonardo de' Medici and Violante Visconti:

Male

Male

Male, blind

Male

Male

Female, Infertile

Female

Male

Male

From the marriage of Giuliano de’ Medici and Tellina Donati:

Female

From the marriage of Francesco de’ Medici and Cecilia Zorzi:
Female

From the marriage of Vieri de’ Medici and Maria Capoli:

Male

From the marriage of Salvestro de’ Medici and Julia Zacoli:

None

From the marriage of Matteo de' Medici and Viviana de' Coiro:

Female

Female

Female

From the marriage of Lisabetta de' Medici and Mario Salta Amico Mario:

Female

From the marriage of Masina de' Medici and Apollo Roco

None

From the marriage of Lisa de' Medici and Uberto Roco:

Male

Female


[Pomerania]

From the marriage of Bogislaw V and Elizabeth Piast:

Female

Female

Female

Male

Female

Male, Crippled

From the marriage of Casimir and Maud of Holland:

Female

Male, Impotent
Female


[Hamburg]
From the marriage of Maximillian von Rekschafen and Johanna Zerhort:

Male, Johanna died in childbirth

From the marriage of Leon von Reckschafen and Melania de Medici:

Female

Male

Female

Male

Male

From the marriage of Franz Karl von Rekschafen and Decara von Luxemburg:

None


[Thüringen]

From the marriage of Frederick III and Catherine of Henneberg:

Female

Female
Female

From the marriage of Frederick II and Elizabeth of Lancaster:

None

From the marriage of Charles and Margareta of Pomerania:

Female

Male

Female

Female

Male

Male

Female

From the marriage of Wilhelm and Julia von Reckschafen:

Female


[Holland]
From the marriage of William I and Matilda of Lancaster:

None


[Flandern]

From the marriage of Lodewijk van Vlaanderen and Margaretha de Male:

Female

Female

Female

From the marriage of Margaret and Edmund of England:

Male

Female


[Brabant]
From the marriage of Johanna I and Wenceslaus I:
None


[Lorraine]

From the marriage of Sophia Althor and Johnathan Frisk:
Male

Female, crippled
Female

From the marriage of Maggie Althor and Andre Pelletier:
Male

Male

Male

Male

Female

Female

Female

From the marriage of Jakob Frisk and Antoinette Brodeur:

Male

Male

From the marriage of Juliet Althor and Jonah Jonas:

Female

From the marriage of Chance Frisk and Lotte Vanderveer:
None

From the marriage of Remy Frisk and Elspeth Gregor:
Male

From the marriage of Max Althor and Henrietta De Bonte:

Female

From the marriage of William Althor and Maureena Black:

None

From the marriage of Andrew Althor and Angelica:
Male

Male

From the marriage of Esther Althor and Benjamin Berger:
Female

Female

Male

From the marriage of Julien Althor and Molly Berger:
Male (twin)

Male (twin)

Male

Male

Male

From the marriage of Daphnée Corinna LeBlanc and Abba Lucca Hazzan:

Female, blind

Female

Male

Male

From the marriage of Count Henry V of Vaudémont and Marie of Luxembourg:
None, due to the Count’s incredible devotion to his work

From the marriage of John I of Ardennes–Metz and Princess Marie of France:

Female

From the marriage of Charles of Lorraine and Princess Maria Fadrique Kantakouzene:

Male

From the marriage of Frederick of Lorraine and Princess Isabella of Aragon:

Female (twin), deaf

Male (twin)


[Tyrol]

From the marriage of Wilhelm and Laura de Medici:

None

From the marriage of Hermann of Bavaria and Margaret Von Habsburg:

None

From the marriage of Meinhard III and Anjou Maria of Hungary:

Male

Male

Female

Male


[Württemburg]

From the marriage of Eberhard II and Elizabeth von Henneberg-Schleusingen:
None, they are too old.


The following kids of the following age have been sent to the Althor Orphanage:

Male 2

Male 7

Male 7

Male 4

Male 10

Female 0

Female 5

Female 11

Female 7

Winner of most reproduction this part goes to Lorraine, with 33 new NPC offspring because one of their players is psychotic.

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Apologies if the format sucks. I tried to fix it all, but I screwed it up pretty bad on Google docs.

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Economy in shambles

(Austria)

Catastrophe! This war has brought ruin to our coffers, nearly completely emptying the Habsburg treasury that used to be so overflowing. We could be in great trouble, especially if this war continues. How could this happen to the great and proud Archduchy?

But more importantly, what shall we do about it?

Option 1: Just mint some new coins...

Option 2: Ending this war will go a long way in revitalizing trade. (Requires you to be at peace)

Option 3: It is simple: We will pillage and plunder the lands of our enemies to regain our wealth!

Option 4: Request aid from the Hungarians, and in turn, we will owe them a favor.

Option 5: Request aid from the Emperor! He will surely be happy to aid an enemy of the dreaded Wittelsbachs.

Option 6: I'm sure the situation will fix itself...


Untergang

(Milan)

A humiliating defeat suffered at the Battle of Parma has brought great shame to Duchy. The people in Milano are growing vary and worried, and the city has become more disorderly than it has been in a few decades, as the war takes its toll. Action needs to be taken now, or our power will surely collapse.

Option 1: This war has gone on too long. We must end it, to save the Duchy.

Option 2: The people need distractions. We will undergo a grandiose building project, to prove that the Duchy is still as great as ever! (Requires an expenditure of gold and/or AP)

Option 3: Our generals clearly are to blame. Let us shift the blame fully onto them, and then bring them to Milano to be publicly executed! The people will love it.

Option 4: A great cultural effort will distract the people. Let us patronize a local artist.

Option 5: The people will be fine...


The Great General of Modena

(Florence and Milan)

After the embarrassing defeat at the battle Parma, news and rumors have slowly trickled into the courts of other Italian powers, speaking of a particularly competent general, leading the Modenan troops to one victory after another. In particular, these rumors attribute the fall of Parma to the genius of this man, whose name we still do not know, leading some to suspect that these rumors are just that - rumors, created by Milanese footmen to excuse their humiliating defeat.

But if this general does exist, then he is clearly a threat - to the powers that be, and to stability in the region as a whole, especially as the Western Schism brings disunity. Perhaps we ought to remove him from the equation altogether?

Option 1: We will send assassins to murder the general in his sleep...

Option 2: We will send spies to ruin his reputation...

Option 3: We will send our diplomats to convince others that the general is a threat to all of Italy...

Option 4: First and foremost, we must make sure this general even exists in the first place, and from there, we can learn more of him - and once we know him, we will be able to defeat him on the field of battle, finally bringing our plans forward!

Option 5: This man is but a rumor! We will defeat the Modenans regardless of such pesky rumors!

Option 6: It is not of concern to us...we have more important things to worry about.


Revolt in Fulda!

(Palatinate)

Dire news have arrived from Fulda! The populace of the city and the surrounding countryside, discontent with high taxation and the tyrant-like attitude of the mayor, have risen up in a revolt! Though the revolt is very local and hardly one that would spread, our military advisors are concerned that the revolt could be quite persistent if it is not immediately put it in its place. In turn, however, our other advisors are of the opinion that some minor concessions would pacify the populace just fine, and would avoid such bloodshed. How shall we handle the revolt?

(Choose an option from every section)

[Mayor]

Option 1: The mayor has done a good job serving us, and will keep his position!

Option 2: The mayor has disappointed us for the last time. Remove him - by force if need be.

[Concessions]

Option 1: Make some...minor concessions. Slightly lower taxes.

Option 2: If we make minor concessions, they'll simply revolt again later, and at that point they'll be even more difficult to deal with. Let us truly pacify them, with major concessions - the city has deserved its autonomy.

Option 3: An Electorate will not make concessions to a constituent city! We have our honor to uphold.

[Intervention]

Option 1: We will send a military contingent to the city, but they will be ordered to stand their ground...they will be there to keep the peace, and to defend the innocents!

Option 2: A military contingent of our finest men will be sent to squash the rebellion! That'll teach em.

Option 3: Send our envoys to discuss with the mayor and any local nobles, with gold to fund a response, to ensure the city itself can handle any petty revolts. (Requires an expenditure of gold)


Philip van Artevelde and the burghers' rebellion

(Flanders)

The struggle with the Flemish communes - particularly with Gent - has been a defining feature of Louis II's reign. In particular resenting the heavy taxation and arbitrary methods, but also opposed to their rivals in Brugge, this disdain, appears to once more be boiling over, with the White Hoods, led by Philip van Artevelde, declaring a revolt in direct opposition to the Count. It is our fortune that the disparate cities of the County are seemingly incapable of cooperation, or surely we would be ousted.

In dealing with rebellions by the Flemish communes, we have traditionally requested the French for aid, but our marriage with the English has put this to question, and we may indeed be forced to ask the English instead...

Option 1: Ask the French for aid, anyway.

Option 2: Ask the English for aid.

Option 3: We will handle Philip ourselves!

Option 4: Philip van Artevelde himself is indeed our issue - by removing Philip altogether, we will defeat the revolt without a single battle.

Option 5: Call the levies. Call everyone who can fight! This revolt will be the last one!


Demoralized

(Switzerland)

Facing a defeat near Besancon, our men have been greatly demoralized, many far from eager to continue this war. Though deserters are not common, our commanders are worried that another attempt at Besancon would be devastating to morale. Further, many are afraid the the Duke of Burgundy may go on to raid Swiss cities in revenge, as he is known to be quite ambitious.

In turn, perhaps we can wrangle a good peace deal out of the Duke, as he seems to be interested in applying his ambitions elsewhere – perhaps he would be willing to make a small concession of gold…

Option 1: We have not come this far to give up. We will raise the men’s morale for another battle!

Option 2: Bide our time, wait for the right moment to strike, give the men some time to rest, and then attack once more with even more ferocity!

Option 3: A peace deal will be signed, for status quo ante bellum.

Option 4: A peace deal will be signed, but only if the Duke agrees to some monetary concessions.

Option 5: A peace deal will be signed, but only if Besancon is conceded to the Swiss!



The Priest Revolution

(Frisia, Münster, Cologne, Brunswick, Hansa, Pomerania, Brandenburg, Saxony, Thüringia, Bohemia, Bavaria, Austria, Tyrol)

(Credit to /u/LynnWin)

Priests among the poorest of the poor in the Northern and Eastern Countries of the Holy Roman Empire, inspired by the words of Peter Waldo and John Wycliffe, are beginning to offer minor reforms on a local level. This includes more focus on scripture and living less well off lives. They have been largely popular in their towns but the catholic church has been less than appreciative of their efforts. They have called upon the kingdoms of these regions to enforce catholic policies; however, it is somewhat difficult to enforce. A few suggestions have been gathered, including a list of church leaders and threatening excommunication to ones who are considered dangerous. Another suggests allowing them to practice as they have. What shall we do?

[Option 1] Create a list of priests to be excommunicated through local authorities.

[Option 2] Warn all priests against the reforms and the potential dangers.

[Option 3] Ignore the issue, pretend that we never received the letter.

[Option 4] Publically support the priests and say that their cause is harmless and a good step.


The Land Down Underwater

(Flanders, Brabant, Holland, Liege, Frisia)

(Credit to /u/LynnWin)

With the help of Lollards coming from England, some Dutch churches have begun to give sermons in half Latin and half local dialects of Dutch. While useful for the poorest, it leaves more to be desired. Some of these churches, finding the need for a bible able to be spoken in the local tongue, have agreed to send clergy members to a council in Holland to write a bible in Dutch. The trouble is a translation. The council will decide what becomes the standard translation of the bible in the Low Countries. They are requesting that the governments help with the cause, and help shape a common Dutch language. While perhaps useful for government decisions and communication, the pope also would be upset with these actions.

[Option 1] Give funding to the council, and support their efforts for a standard orthography.

[Option 2] Don’t give funding, but publicly support their efforts.

[Option 3] Give funding in secret, and help their efforts tacitly.

[Option 4] Record the list of clergy and get Pope Clement VII to excommunicate them.

[Option 5] Record the list of clergy and get Pope Urban VI to excommunicate them.


Spillover North

(Holland)

(Credit to /u/LynnWin)

Trade between the states in the regions up north and England has been tense, to say the least. Many have ties to the rich and fertile lands of France. This was a small issue between the countries and England. That was until a large trade ship from Amsterdam destroyed a smaller English ship. The captain, half French and half Dutch, has been captured and is imprisoned in a jail outside of Den Haag. The English nation, angered by this transgression, is demanding the extradition of Captain Paavo Saburo Marchand to England to face trial, and ultimately death. While it is fair and reasonable, the general populace believes that the captain did nothing wrong. Some have even advocated for his full release. The French have promised to give amnesty to Paavo if released.

[Option 1] Send Paavo to the English.

[Option 2] Send Paavo to the French.

[Option 3] Secretly release Paavo and say he escaped.

[Option 4] Give Paavo a rank in the navy.


The Riots in the Fatherland

(Liege, Trier, Mainz, Palatinate, Lorraine, Bar, Württemburg, Austria)

(Credit to /u/LynnWin)

Reports of peasants have come flooding in throughout much of the central eastern Holy Roman Empire! Most of them are peasant revolts of serfs that wish to be freed from the oppressive system. They have killed nobles, sacked treasuries, and destroyed property. With our current forces, we are unlikely to defeat them alone. With the help of other nations, such as Austria or by combining forces with other smaller nations, we can squash the revolting peasants. But perhaps we should consider the opposite. Perhaps a compromise can be crafted, and the serfs can have some freedoms regarding land ownership, or lighter taxation. Adolf Nowak is the main inspiration for these riots and is the leader of this rebellion. We have captured the wife of Adolf and could use her as a bargaining tool with the scum.

[Option 1] Combine forces to crush the scum!

[Option 2] Negotiate a bargain with Adolf to free the serfs.

[Option 3] Free the serfs and erase their debts.

[Option 4] Execute his wife. Kill them all.

[Option 5] (Available to Austria) Send a contingent of troops to the Vorlande to ensure Freiburg remains well-defended.


La Francese from Lorraine

(Genoa)

(Credit to /u/LynnWin)

It has been a long day of the hard despotic ruling. Only five glasses of wine, a pound of bread, steak, and the second finest fish in all of Italy. It could be better. Outside, however, you see a woman alone. She’s wearing some kind of coverage and is looking around wildly. So one member comes out to see her. Her name is Corianna Blanc. She came here in search of a groom to marry and help her project in Lorraine. The member helped mention multiple different grooms and she eventually decides on one that seems unconventional to our ears. A Jewish banker who many have assumed to be homosexual. She also asks to stay the night with one of the members, the Duke of Genoa herself. She promises “a gift that Genoa will never forget.” Shall we take the offer?

[Option 1] Let her stay the night, no harm no foul.

[Option 2] Allow her to stay in the castle, but not her quarters.

[Option 3] Arrest her and deport her back to Lorraine before she causes trouble.

[Option 4] Leave her on her own.


What to do with the Turks?

(Venice)

(Credit to /u/LynnWin)

The Turks came years ago but we have done little with them. However, the tides have turned in politics and they are starting to become an influential force in our trade networks. More and more of them have come to trade their fine goods, as well as their gaining amount of silk. But a gift wrapped in silk is bittersweet. By agreeing to trade with these growing people, we are legitimizing their rule of former Byzantine land and former Christendom. Do we say that it is no body’s business but the Turks?

[Option 1] Begin trade with the Turks and take the consequences.

[Option 2] Do very limited trade with the Turks quietly.

[Option 3] Denounce the Turks and refuse to trade.



Our people demand peace

(Florence)

(Credit to /u/Bantha-Food)

The war with Modena has been a strain on the nation. It has been a strain on the farmers, whose harvests have been diverted to feeding the troops. It has been a strain on every family, as husbands and fathers are drafted to go fight a seemingly endless war. And without much to show for after 24 years of fighting, it appears the good-will of the people is expended.

The last embers of the revolution which had transformed the country not so long ago are still glowing in the dark. Everybody is keenly aware of the political power lying behind an angry mob. And so some rumors start spreading in the urban centers of Florence, Siena and Pisa. Rumors about much more than just the progress of the war… Rumors about the insatiable hunger for power the florentine leaders possess. Some even claim that Averardo de Medici is a sinner or worse, for he seems to be ruining the country on purpose! The two popes might also be his doing, if you were to believe those whispers said in a dark tavern after a couple glasses of wine.

None of this escapes the attention of the Florentine government, and pressure mounts to take decisive action.

Option 1: Investigate who is spreading these outrageous lies. These traitors need to be brought to justice!

Option 2: “We cannot have our countrymen, let alone our troops show this type of behavior. Everybody needs to act a bit more professional. During war, we all have to accept some sacrifice.” Introduce laws that allow night’s watches or other civilian troops to enforce curfews and to arrest or punish troublemakers.

Option 3: Any sort of coup needs to be fronted by a capable leader if it is to succeed. We should make sure our generals and liaisons are loyal to the Medicis.

Option 4: The common people are probably right. The war has brought nothing but trouble to our Republic. It is time to end this nonsense and divert our focus on internal stability. [Requires a peace agreement with Modena and Genoa.]


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Springtime, 1032, brought new life to Heian-Kyo among the drifting cherry blossoms. After all, in a small home hidden away from the rest of the capital city, the son of Amaterasu was being blessed onto the Aoyama family. With a birthmark in the shape of a sun over his heart, he was said to be the human voice for the great goddess. As he grew, his great lessons and ramblings would only prove the thought that he, indeed, was the son of Shinto's most revered goddess. In his teens he became an adviser to the emperor, but spent most of his time at the shrine he created to his mother. He soon took a wife, and their firstborn was a baby girl.

As years went by, the tradition of Aoyama offspring becoming speakers for Amaterasu herself was continued. The firstborn of each Aoyama son, which always happened to be female, would inevitably be able to convey the messages of gods. These daughters, often called Amatemusume, were revered through all of Japan, and people came from all around to visit their grand shrine. As the Aoyama family grew, however, males became less and less common, until 1357 when only a single son was born.

For all his life, knowing he must be able to carry on his family tradition, Tsuyoshi Aoyama kept the shrine going strong. He was deeply religious, and believed that if it was meant to be, Amaterasu would provide him everything. When in 1377 his wife became pregnant, Tsuyoshi was preparing for the birth of his daughter, only to be given a son.

Tsuyoshi, in confusion, called his oldest son Akira, and went to his sister to consult the gods. Akira was the only firstborn son brought into the Aoyama family since 1032, but his sister comforted him. She saw in Akira's eyes that he would be able to speak to the gods as a woman would, though perhaps not with the same clarity. Nonetheless, he could carry on the family name. Relieved, Tsuyoshi went home and bathed his son, blessing him to the goddess he devoted his life to.

After Akira was born, Tsuyoshi and his wife had two more sons - Hirohiko and Tanjiro. Their house was full, and the parents were overjoyed. Akira, however, showed no signs that he could speak to the goddess, which worried Aoyama family greatly. 1387, however, brought a daughter to Tsuyoshi, and his sister claimed she would be the most clairvoyant of them all. She was called Hanako, and she was taken care of greatly by her whole family.

There was only one problem with Hanako. As she grew, it became more and more obvious that she was a mute. The Aoyama family lost hope again, as even if she had a vision, she couldn't tell a word of it.

Cherry blossoms flew again on the night that changed it all.

Akira woke up in a cold sweat, his tatami mat askew beneath him. His heart was pounding and his head was splitting, an image burned into his eyelids. The ocean, and Amaterasu herself. She told him to go to the sea. She told him to follow the tides. She told him that there was something greater for him beyond the seas, and that he needed to take sail and spread the news of the goddess.

It only took an hour for him to pack. He had some clothes and a fishing pole, along with cooking supplies and a small katana he was given for his birthday. Though only 14, he stood tall enough to be mistaken for an adult."Where do you think you're going?" Hirohiko grabbed his sleeve, his other hand draped by his side. At 13, Hirohiko was even taller than Akira, and incredibly intimidating."I'm leaving, I had a vision.""Take me with you.""I can't, I don't know how long I'll be gone.""Even more of a reason, Akira." His voice was firm. Akira looked back at him, sighing."Fine, but only because I know you'll be able to help.""Then you have to take me too!" Tanjiro yelled from the end of the dock. He was 11, and much smaller than either of his brothers."You're just a pain.""But-""Give it up, Tanjiro!" Akira yelled, and his brother stumbled back, tears welling into his eyes.

Together, Hirohiko and Akira left at dawn, leaving their family and lives behind in order to pursue the wishes of Amaterasu. Of course, they left their whole family behind except Tanjiro, who had hidden himself away on his brother's boat.

In 1392, after many months on the seas following only their intuition, the brothers found themselves on the shore of France.

*this ahistorical event was approved by a neutral mod.

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Your Unholiness Antipope Urban VI, Accursed Usurper of Rome, Vicar of Satan, Successor of Judas Iscariot, Abominable Pontiff of the Satanic Church, the Antichrist, Sinful Tyrant of Rome, Servant of the servants of Satan, be warned: Your false reign is at an end. All faithful Christian Europe will see your Satanic antipapacy undone and your unholy being removed from the Chair of Saint Peter, which you defile with your profane presence.

The true Pope, elected by the Sacred College of Cardinals without unlawful interference by criminal mobsters, will be restored to Rome. His reign shall be a great and saintly one, and his name will be exulted on Earth and in the Heavens long after yours is forgotten even by Satan's most lowly henchmen.

Glory to God!

Long live His Holiness Pope Clement VII!

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Posted by1 day ago

Daughter of Louis Fadrique, Maria, is now to be married to the great Charles of Lorraine! God bless this holy matrimony, and may they live long in peace!

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War rages in Poland. The Hungarian camps in Krakow while the Casimirean camp lays divided, squabbling over which of the Casimirs is more fit to rule.

The time for bickering indecisiveness is long past. If we are to secure victory in this war we will have to strike decisively.

The Electorate of Brandenburg declares all that oppose Casimir of Brandenburg's rule of Poland an enemy, and will do everything in its power to win this war.

Casimir calls for aid and Brandenburg will answer in force.

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2 days ago

After years of trying to conceive, in the year 1384, Antoinette Frisk finally became pregnant with her husband Jakob's first child. Immediately they found a midwife, a woman just a year younger than Jakob with honey brown hair that curled over her shoulders and dark, mysterious eyes. Her name was also Antoinette, but her surname was Brodeur. She was unmarried, and Antoinette Frisk loved her immediately. She stayed with them for the duration of the pregnancy, helping Madame Frisk through pain and even some worrisome, abnormal bleeding. When Madame Frisk went into labor early, it took only seconds for Antoinette to be by her side. Something was definitely wrong. Labor was painful and long, and when their daughter emerged from her mother's womb, her skin was porcelain pale and mottled with unnatural colors. She had no heartbeat, and a simple feel told the midwife that their precious daughter had been born without lungs. She didn't even survive through her own birth. Madame Frisk's cries of anguish could be heard through the streets for days as she moaned and sobbed.

Jakob went alone to visit his mother's home, bringing with him his daughter in a wooden box. Though Antoinette refused to name her, he called her Mary Jeanne. In the backyard, in the fenced off area that had been marked as a family graveyard, Jonathan helped his son dig a tiny grave next to the grave of Sophia-Anne's mother, Marie. He lowered the box in slowly, his tears creating dark spots on the wood and in the dirt. Jakob's entire body shook as he sat on his knees, watching the dirt cover his daughter's miniature casket. He felt his father's hand fall on his shoulder, and felt a tear fall on the back of his neck. Together they mourned for the baby that Jakob's wife refused to name in fear of the pain of making her real. Together they cried in remembrance of Mary Jeanne.

While Jakob buried his firstborn, Antoinette Frisk felt a strange wave flow over her body. Her grief had left her feeling empty, nothing to live for. She called for a maid to fill the bathtub, as she wished to finally wash the saltwater tears from her body. She lowered herself into the bathtub, and simply didn't stop when her head was above water. Her entire body submerged, she inhaled. Her lungs slowly filled with water, and her heartbeat slowed as she promised to her husband she loved him, but she needed to see her baby again. Her last thought before her soul parted was of Jakob on their wedding day, his hair flying in the wind. He was so young and happy. It was a shame she had to leave him. It took until Antoinette Brodeur returned to check on Madame Frisk for anyone to find her body, beginning to bloat in the cold bath water. It took another hour for Jakob to return home, finding the midwife sobbing and his wife long dead.

He wanted to bury his wife beside her daughter, but the Couture family insisted she be put in their own family grave. As expected, the funeral was bleak. Though Jonathan and Sophia-Anne couldn't make it, Juliet, Chance, Remy, and Maggie all came to support their brother. Unexpectedly, Esther, Max, William, Andrew, and Julien also came to help their older, adopted brother grieve. he cried, they cried beside him - a family united in tragedy. Right beside him, though, through the whole affair was the midwife, Antoinette Brodeur.

In the months after his wife's passing, the midwife Antoinette barely left Jakob's side. She spent every free moment she had comforting him and making sure he was alright, even taking days off of work when she was afraid he would have a bad day. He began to open up to her, sharing his grief and his family story. He told her of his mother's first engagement, and how she fell in love with his father and created a blissful life for herself and her children alike. He told her of his younger siblings who were all adopted, and how vastly different they all were. In the midst of horror, he felt love blossom in his heart for another.

Antoinette had become a beacon in his rather depressing life. Her smile, the swing of her hair, all of her had taken root in his heart. So, nine months after his wife's passing, when Antoinette kissed him softly underneath a midsummer moon, he didn't resist. She asked him under her breath to come to her home the next day, as she had something to show him. He agreed immediately, and reluctantly wished her a good night. Whatever it was, she seemed nervous to tell him, but he was sure it didn't matter.

Her home was just one room, separated by a bedsheet. When he knocked on the door, however, he was surprised to see someone else open it. At his knee level stood a small boy, one hand waving and one finger up his tiny nose. Before Jakob could say a word, Antoinette scooped the boy into her arms and shut the door. Slowly she sat, offering Jakob tea with a nervous smile. For the first time in her life, Antoinette was about to tell her life story.

With a sip of rich, English tea, she told Jakob about how when she was young, her father was very sick. He couldn't work, and her mother spent her days taking care of him. In order to keep up the household, Antoinette had become a prostitute under the name Madame Jeunesse. She told him how her father passed, and how shortly after she had found she was pregnant. She didn't want to risk the life of her baby, so she quit her job. The only person to know about her pregnancy was her mother, and she wished to keep it that way. When she gave birth, she did it all on her own, crouched in an alley and trying to muffle her screams. It was too far to go to her mother and she didn't want to endure shame, so she stayed and fought through it. Jakob found out then that the boy's name was Jacque, and that Antoinette had no clue who his father was. Her mother had been helping her take care of her son as she worked, but her mother was getting sicker and sicker. Her story was a cry for help, but Jakob was more than willing to assist her.

A year after the passing of his first wife, Jakob Frisk stood in the backyard of his parent's home, watching silently as his family talked and laughed around him. His soon-to-be wife sat inside, her hair being fussed by an overjoyed Sophia-Anne. His soon-to-be son played house with his nieces, even though Cecelia and Amalia didn't seem overjoyed with his dragon impression. He smiled to himself, a sort of gladness encasing his heart in warmth. He looked over his shoulder, his eyes glancing across the cross that marked the grave of his daughter. With a steady hand he wiped a tear from his eye, sighing. When he looked back, though, and saw Antoinette dressed entirely in wedding whites, he knew that this was life as it was supposed to be.

After a year of pain, he was finally getting the day he deserved.

(Married 1386)

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As of today, the responsibility of rolling for children has moved hands from u/ThyReformer to u/OfBleedingRoses, who is your new Reproduction Liaison. With every deadline, she will be using a series of various rolls and randomizers in order to make sure your family is just as it is supposed to be.

We're also taking the opportunity to add more traits - mostly physical deformities and some such - to birth rolls. The deformities are as follows:

  • Deafness

  • Blindness

  • Inability to Walk

  • Infertility

Additionally, there is now a possibility of having both twins and triplets!

Good luck and godspeed, everyone - and pray that your children aren't deaf.

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Daphnee decided that, if she were to create this city of the world, she would need help from the world. And so she took off to Italy in search of professors, bankers, doctors, mathematicians, architects, scientists, and others. In Italy, she hoped to find some nice people who may be willing to help. She first stopped in Genoa, where she went by the not so subtle alias of Corinna, her German middle name, and requested assistance with her project. They offered little but enough to return the favor. So she happily to it And she used the information to find who would become her husband, Abba Luca Hazzan.


Hazzan was one of the first bankers in Italy and had learned much about the trade already. Not only that, but he was an extravagant and flamboyant man. Abba was Jewish and believed in his faith strictly. He became a friend To Daphnee quickly, and they eventually had to decide what to do. She offered to give him as much monetary support for schemes in both Italy and a new city in Lorraine in exchange for a hand. Well, not a hand, but his hand.


Note this move had other reasons as well. Abba was often believed to be homosexual. And yes, that was true. He was gay as fuck. So this move was made in order to protect his public name, while not disrupting his private life. Daphnee had rumors of her own sexuality as well. So this move was decided to save their public names. Abba and Daphnee agreed.


Now it was time for the ceremony to happy. Neither has family that could come to see them nor were any friends available. So they decided to tour Italy for two weeks. In this time, Abba and Daphnee explored the countrysides of Italy and ancient ruins in the day, and in the night they partied with many members of the same sex. At last, Daphnee would return home to Lorraine, and Abba would follow soon, after creating a way to communicate quickly with banks in Italy from Lorraine. Daphnee was able to find many of the professionals found before that promised to come to Lorraine as soon as her project was complete. And soon the two friends would reunite to create a city of the world.

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