Syria, you say? I wonder what his ultimate objective is down there...
I'll take that.50 cents bet that David dies in said invasion.
Hey man, no need to be rude. Also, my name's not Sherlock.No shit,Sherlock.
" “Unlike David’s following wars there would be no climactic victory that decided it all" its wars not war, so its plural. Therefore David will have atleast one more war after this. From that we can kinda guess he will survive. Unless thats a typo.
Yeah, I'll be honest that was a typo. Although, now that I think about it, there are two seperate wars, one with the Jaziran Kurds in 1552, and then the blankety blank of blank in 1553 and 1555.He said “Unlike David’s following
wars there would be no climactic victory that decided it all, no great battle where centuries of hostility were poured out onto the field.” So did win a few at least.
*hiss* Burn it! Cleanse the thread!
A photo of the present day Queen of Armenia. Or Rhoman Empress Consort depending how the timeline goes. I'd also be interested to know how the son of a stonemason founded his own petty kindgdom.
I think just about anything is better than hearing voices, no? Isaac II might be better.David… you aren’t no Alexander man. This isn’t gonna be good is it
Also the new heir to the throne sounds like a pretty not bad candidate tbh. Sure he is abit hot tempered but eh better than hearing ghost in his head
b. I might not have made this clear in the docu--thanks for the revision suggestion, I guess-but Mgeli's sort of faded away, leaving other voices in the peanut galley.David is legitimately crazy at this point. He liberated Armenia, yes, but his current plans are a mere portent for an upcoming disaster for the Romans. The Qutlughids may be weakened by civil war, but they're not pushovers and I feel like he's going to ignore any hope of reason for the sake of this war with the "Antichrist".
This may be one of the few times that I want Mgeli to knock some sense into him, lest he ruin everything that the Trapezuntines have worked for at this point.
Yes, at least there's hope that Trebizond won't be pulled into an even bigger mess once David dies.
Yes.Am I the only one who expect David to actually pull it off?
True, although there might be a couple of cities near the mountains that could be taken and held. But a raid for the Mandylion this is not.Ah, shit, David is making Manuel's mistake- the man needs to consolidate his own hinterlands. There is no success condition in such an expedition since no gains can possibly be kept.
Maybe it's just a raid to retrieve the holy relics or something.
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I think that in the end it won't be any of these. I don't think I can say more than that.Well...here's hoping that no matter how it ends the Armenians remember that they've got a friend in Trapezeous, sort of, instead of David being regarded by them as yet another in the long line of idiots to try and fail at being Alexander The Great. Or best-case scenario, a tragic death leads to the Armenians thinking of David the same way the Jews think of Cyrus through some revisionism down the line
Not Syria, per se, but the Levant.Syria, you say? I wonder what his ultimate objective is down there...
Glad somebody enjoyed it.You said Patriarchal disputes are not interesting? Politicking is always interesting whether Religious or not!
Yes.The date is interesting indeed. My guess either David plans to blowup a church with all 3 patriach inside like its GoT. Or maybe he plan to die/go into exile on that day so its not his business anymore. Or maybe a date for a massive invasion?
I agree with the end of the world theory. After the burning of Constantinople, we've seen several instances of David talking about the end of the world with people, saying stuff like "You gotta be prepared in a world where apocalypse and the war against the antichrist can happen at any time".
Ding ding ding.I think it is more likely that David believes there is going to be the end of the world at that date.
Well, I won't mind. It certainly does show David's POV.As a foreward: I'm kind of afraid this section will piss some people off. The writing is intentionally sloppy and incoherent, and probably sounds like the ramblings of a schizo scrawling what the voices in his head say on his basement walls with diarrhea because that's what I'm trying to get it to sound like. I'll welcome any and all questions, and though I hope it won't drive anyone away I'd like to ask that you wait until after this arc is over, because then it's going to go back to 'normal'.
ThanksWell, I won't mind. It certainly does show David's POV.