Posted: March 22
Let me tell you a little story.
I was a mere count in Italy, an unimportant man, living my little life, raising my son, loving my wife. But I was pretty popular among other counts and dukes and so it happened that I was elected a king of Italy. Being young and ambitious I started to build my kingdom and earn the fame and glory I knew I was destined for. My reign was glorious, no revolts, no problems, only growth and prosperity and so holding a great tournament seemed like a great idea. But I was a diplomat, not a warrior and so it happened that I got maimed. Two years later I died of a combination of my wound and common flu. My 15 years old son became the king, but the vassals didn´t like him and soon enough they asked him to hand over the crown. He wasn´t gonna give it up so easily and so the war over the kingdom of Italy began. However my son underestimated the strength of his opposition and was forced to surrender. The new king imprisoned him and refused to ransom him, because he still had a claim on the kingdom. Three years later my son died and because he had no heirs, the game was over.
This little story, my friends, is the reason why I f*cking love this game.