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    [CAF] Medieval Royal Family

    DISCLAIMER: THIS GAME IS NOT HISTORICALLY CORRECT. At least I don’t think so. Really, I just like the time period (Wars of the Roses, Tudor England, etc) and I have invested what perhaps is too much time into this. I don’t know and I don’t care.

    IT IS STILL BEING UPDATED. I have not had the time to complete it yet, but I thought I might need some input on what's working and what's not, so if you play or if you see some errors right away, please write and tell me. It will be updated until there's at least 10 rounds, and after that we'll see.

    WHAT IS IT? It is a sort of game, much like the CAF-games going around in this forum. But instead of just choosing names and etc, I decided to build a story around it, forcing you into choices you would not have made yourself and other twists and turns that will make sure each of your results are different.

    GOAL: To win, your family must survive all rounds of the game. If your family does not have any sons after a generation, you have lost. If you climb all the way up to King, you will have all the glitter you could ever imagine. Hooray!
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    PICK A SURNAME: Ashcombe, Audeley, Billingford, Bradshawe, Chauncey, Clifford, Dencourt, Dynham, Engleford, Fitzherbert, Fleming, Fortescue, Gainsford, Gisborne, Grosvenor, Guildford, Hammond, Hawksworth, Holland, Hollingberry, Killingworth, Lambert, Letterford, Mansfield, Maycott, Northwood, Penshurst, Perryvall, Rochefort, Saville, Sommerville, Sapworthy, Synclair, Thornburgh, Waltham, Westbrook

    PICK A DUCHY: Bedford, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridge, Cornwall, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex, Gloucester, Hampshire, Hereford, Hertfordshire, Huntingdon, Kent, Lancashire, Leicester, Lincolnshire, Northants, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, Stafford, Suffolk, Sussex, Surrey, Warwickshire, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Worcester, Yorkshire

    CHOOSE FIVE FAMILIES THAT ARE YOUR ALLIES: (surname of duchy)
    CHOOSE FIVE FAMILIES THAT ARE YOUR ENIMIES: (surname of duchy)
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    YOUR FAMILY
    THE HUSBAND: Edward, Edmund, John, Richard, George, Roger, Henry, Hugh, Ralph, James, Lionel, Thomas, William, Lewis, Anthony, Guildford, Robert, Gregory, Reginald, Stephen, Gilbert, Humphrey, Geoffrey, Jasper, Lancelot, Bartholomew.
    BORN: between 1291 and 1296, your pick.

    THE WIFE: Anne, Margaret, Catherine, Elizabeth, Eleanor, Constance, Maud, Alianore, Alice, Jane, Mary, Frances, Susan, Joan, Matilda, Philippa, Isabella, Blanche, Beatrice, Bridget, Edith, Adela, Agnes, Martha, Clarissa, Cecily.
    HER FAMILY: one of you allies.
    BORN: between 1291 and 1300, your pick.
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    ROUND ONE
    1316 | When King Edward died without specifying an heir, problems came like the plague – very suddenly and for a long period of time. The king had two sisters who both had given birth to sons. The problem was, the sisters were twins and no one knew exactly in which order they were born.

    England’s most prominent families were forced to choose sides in this argument.

    Princess Elizabeth was married to one of the French Kings younger sons. She had given birth to an entire brood of children, 12 to be exact. Her oldest son, HENRY OF MARSEILLE, was fourteen when his uncle passed away. If you roll an even number, your family supports Henry of Marseilles’ claim on the throne.

    Princess Margaret was a widowed duchess, with three daughters and one son, EDMUND OF LUXEMBURG. Edmund, only fourteen years old, was a duke of his own right, and thought that might suffice in power invested in him. His mother had other plans and swiftly turned against her own sister in order to see her son on the throne. If you roll and odd number, your family supports Edmund of Luxemburg’s claim on the throne.

    The matter is settled in 1318, after numerous battles all across England. The husband has survived this war, and is home again.
    If you roll 1-4, your side wins and the new king promotes the husband to Baron. The wife, now a baroness, gives birth to the couple’s first child – a son. The boy is given the name of the king, as an honor and a thank you.
    If you roll a 5 or a 6, your side loses this war. The wife gives birth to the couple’s first child, a boy. They name the child after the father, their king or the winner’s king.

    STATUS AFTER ROUND ONE
    RANK: Peasant/Baron/Viscount/Earl/Marquess/Duke/King
    YOUR BARON TITLE: Decide your title. Usually Baron followed by a surname or a place.
    KING: Who became the King? Henry of Marseille or Edmund of Luxemburg

    DH:
    DW:
    DS:
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    ROUND TWO

    1320 | Though King Henry/Edmund now sits firmly on his throne, the land every now and then has its revolts. They are not satisfied with how the country is run and especially that it is run with a foreigner on the throne. To please the crowd, his mother decides that the King should marry.

    The Husband has a younger sister of whom he is in charge of since the death of his parents ten years ago. If you are a baron, you are allowed to present the sister to the King as a possible spouse. The chances are very low of it actually happening though, but it is always worth a shot. Use https://www.random.org/]this (1-100) to see if the King likes the sister enough to marry her.

    If you get a 1, The Sister will be the future Queen of England and you are given the title of Duke.

    If you get 5, 26, 37, 42, 65, 78, 89 or 100 the King likes The Sister, but not enough to cross his mother for it. Instead, he takes her into his bed as his mistress for a year or two. You become a Viscount.

    If you are a peasant, you cannot present The Sister to the King, since you have yet to meet the man. You have to focus on your growing family back home.

    The Wife has given birth to two more children. Roll the dice to know what genders they are. 1-3=boy, 4-6=girl.
    The first daughter should be named after the mother.
    Choose the name for the second daughter from the list above.
    The second son should be named after the father or the king.
    Choose the name for the third son from the list above.

    STATUS AFTER ROUND TWO
    RANK: Peasant/Baron/Viscount/Earl/Marquess/Duke/King
    SISTER: What’s her name? Peasant/Mistress/Queen

    DH:
    DW:
    DS: [name] (age)
    D?: [name] (age)
    D?: [name] (Age)
    ________________________________________

    ROUND THREE

    1340 | Peace and prosperity has been the song of these last 20 years. Your family has grown during this time and it is time to marry off the three eldest children.

    The first born son must marry a girl from your allied families. Her first name should start with the same first letter as his does.

    The second child should marry someone with a French-sounding name.

    The third child has fallen in love with one of your enemies children! Do everything you can and roll a 1-6 to stop this marriage. If you roll a 5-8 you fail and your grandchildren will be little miniatures of your enemy. Use this dice.

    Use this dice to decide how many more children your wife gave birth to in these twenty years. Use the same dice to determine the genders. 1-3=boy, 4-6=girl.

    Sadly, even though you have spent most of their lives together, Death is knocking at your family’s door and it’s looking for your husband. He has a bad cough and won’t last much longer. But it’s not in vain, for he has achieved a lot in his life. Just a few months back, the King has awarded you a peerage above the one you already have, as a thank you for your service.

    STATUS AFTER ROUND THREE

    RANK: Peasant/Baron/Viscount/Marquess/Duke/King
    DH: DEAD.
    DW:
    DS: [name] (age), 1st/2nd Baron [Name] or Viscount [same as your baron name] + wife
    D?: [name] (age) + spouse
    D?: [name] (age) + spouse
    D?: [name] (age) <-- copy and fill in as many times as needed.

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    This is an example of how to do things! I'm fairly certain the use of middle names were few in the Middle Ages, but do as you wish!

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    PICK A SURNAME: Billingford
    PICK A DUCHY: Warwickshire

    ALLIES: Saville of Cambridge, Holland of Lancashire, Engleford of Somerset, Ashcombe of Wiltshire and Waltham of Kent.
    ENEMIES: Perryvall of Northants, Penshurst of Westmorland, Dynham of Gloucester, Mansfield of Durham and Audeley of Hampshire.

    HUSBAND: Thomas Billingford (1294)
    WIFE: Cecily Billingford neé Saville (1296)

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    ROUND ONE

    SUPPORTING: Henry of Marseilles
    KING: Henry of Marseilles

    RANK: Peasant/Baron/Viscount/Marquees/Duke/King
    TITLE: Baron Billingford

    DH: Thomas Billingford, Baron Billingford (24)
    DW: Baroness Cecily Billingford (22)
    DS: Henry Billingford (0)

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    ROUND TWO

    SISTER: Mary Billingford (17)
    TITLE: Peasant/Mistress/Queen

    DH: Thomas Billingford, Baron Billingford (28)
    DW: Baroness Cecily Billingford (26)
    DS: Henry Billingford (4)
    DS: Thomas Billingford (2)
    DS: Anthony Billingford (0)

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    ROUND THREE

    DH: Thomas Billingford, Baron Billingford (48) -- DEAD
    DW: Baroness Cecily Billingford (46)

    DS1: Henry Billingford (24), Viscount Billingford
    DW1: Hannah Billingford neé Engleford (20)

    DS2: Thomas Billingford (22)
    DW2: Jeanne Billingford neé Rinjeaneu (22)

    DS3: Anthony Billingford (20)
    DW3: Martha Dynham (24)

    DD: Cecilia (16)
    DS: Edward (13)
    DD: Maud (12)
    DD: Philippa (10)
    DS: Lionel (6)
    Last edited by little_miss_dreamy; July 11th, 2015 at 09:40 AM.

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    PICK A SURNAME: Synclair

    PICK A DUCHY: Leicester

    CHOOSE FIVE FAMILIES THAT ARE YOUR ALLIES: Saville of Gloucester, Clifford of Kent, Penshurst of Cambridge, Westbrook of Devon, and Fleming of Sussex.
    CHOOSE FIVE FAMILIES THAT ARE YOUR ENIMIES: Ashcombe of Bedford, Guildford of Durham, Perryvall of Essex, Rochefort of Nottinghamshire, and Fortescue of Shropshire
    ________________________________________

    YOUR FAMILY
    THE HUSBAND: Edmund Gregory
    BORN: 1293

    THE WIFE: Matilda Constance
    HER FAMILY: Penshurst of Cambridge
    BORN: 1296
    ________________________________________

    ROUND ONE
    1316 | When King Edward died without specifying an heir, problems came like the plague – very suddenly and for a long period of time. The king had two sisters who both had given birth to sons. The problem was, the sisters were twins and no one knew exactly in which order they were born.

    England’s most prominent families were forced to choose sides in this argument.

    Supporting: Henry of Marseilles
    King: Henry of Marseilles

    RANK: Peasant/Baron/Viscount/Earl/Marquess/Duke/King
    YOUR BARON TITLE: Baron Synclair

    DH: Baron Edmund Gregory Synclair
    DW: Baroness Matilda Constance Synclair
    DS: Henry Edmund Synclair
    ________________________________________

    ROUND TWO

    STATUS AFTER ROUND TWO

    RANK: Peasant/Baron/Viscount/Earl/Marquess/Duke/King
    SISTER: Cecily Martha Synclair Peasant/Mistress/Queen

    DH: Viscount Edmund Gregory Synclair
    DW: Viscountess Matilda Constance Synclair
    DS: Henry (4)
    DD: Matilda (2)
    DS: Edmund (1)

    ________________________________________

    ROUND THREE

    STATUS AFTER ROUND THREE

    RANK: Peasant/Baron/Viscount/Marquess/Duke/King
    DH: DEAD.
    DW: Countess Matilda Synclair
    DS: Henry 24, Viscount Synclair + Hillary Synclair nee Clifford
    DD: Matilda de Beaumont nee Synclair 22 +Pierre de Beaumont 26
    DDS: Edmund Synclair 21 + Cecily Fleming 18 (ally)
    DD: Eleanor 17
    DD: Alice 15
    DS: James 14
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    Bastian Sage | Piers Ansel | Flynn Alexander | Levi Wren |Theodore Pierce | August Penn | Edmund Claude | Kian Levi

    Eli | Leon | Hugo | James | Felix | Edward | Henry | Charlie | Ronan | Harvey

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    The Bradshawes of Derbyshire

    Allies: The Westbrooks of Kent, The Cliffords of Herefordshire, The Gainsfords of Surrey, The Perryvall of Kent & The Hammonds of Kent

    Enemies: The Penshursts of Somerset, The Hawksworths of Yorkshire, The Billingfords of Lancashire, The Grosvenors of Warwickshire & The Walthams of Leicestershire

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    End of Round One

    Supported Edmund of Luxemburg
    Edmund wins, Thomas is made Baron Bradshawe for his support

    Thomas Bradshawe (27) (Thomas, Baron Bradshawe)
    Bridget Perryvall (26) (Bridget, Baroness Bradshawe)
    -Edmund Bradshawe (nb) (The Hon. Edmund Bradshawe)

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    End of Round Two

    King Edmund takes Lucy Bradshawe as his Mistress and Thomas is made a Viscount

    Thomas Bradshawe (29) (Lord Bradshawe, Viscount Derby)
    Bridget Perryvall (28) (Lady Bradshawe, Viscountess Derby)
    -Edmund Bradshawe (2) (The Hon. Edmund Bradshawe)
    -Thomas Bradshawe (1) (The Hon. Thomas Bradshawe)
    -Bridget Bradshawe (nb) (The Hon. Bridget Bradshawe)

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    End of Round Three

    Thomas has died

    Bridget Perryvall (48) (The Dowager Marchioness of Derby)

    -Edmund Bradshawe (22) (Marquess of Derby)
    -Eleanor Hammond (18) (Marchioness of Derby)

    -Thomas Bradshawe (21) (Baron Bradshawe)
    -Genevieve Chevalier (17) (Baroness Bradshawe)

    -Bridget Bradshawe (20)
    -Alice Bradshawe (19)
    -Edith Bradshawe (18)
    -Beatrice Bradshawe (17)
    -William Bradshawe (16)
    -Philippa Bradshawe (15)
    -Henry Bradshawe (14)
    Baby Boys: Oisín Thomas Jude - Rónán Emmanuel James - Ciarán Oscar William - Cinéad Robert Fionn - Cillian Éamon Vincent

    Darling Daughters: Orla Constance Eilís - Helena Cecilia Maud "Nellie" - Honora Veronica Alice "Nora" - Gráinne Rosalind Niamh - Moira Susanna Audrey

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    PICK A SURNAME: Sommerville
    PICK A DUCHY: Yorkshire
    ALLIES: Chauncey of Nottinghamshire, Gainsford of Oxfordshire, Synclair of Cornwall, Maycott of Durham, and Fortescue of Rutland
    ENEMIES: Letterford of Lancashire, Holland of Cambridge, Thornburgh of Bedford, Ashcombe of Surrey, and Perryvall of Huntingdon

    HUSBAND: Henry William Sommerville (1295)
    WIFE: Alianore Edith Sommerville (1299)
    ROUND ONE:

    1316 | When King Edward died without specifying an heir, problems came like the plague – very suddenly and for a long period of time. The king had two sisters who both had given birth to sons. The problem was, the sisters were twins and no one knew exactly in which order they were born.

    England’s most prominent families were forced to choose sides in this argument.

    SUPPORTING: Edmund of Luxembourg

    STATUS AFTER ROUND ONE:
    RANK: Baron
    TITLE: Baron Sommerville
    KING: Edmund of Luxembourg

    DH: Baron Henry William Sommerville
    DW: Baronness Alianore Edith Sommerville
    DS: Edmund Henry Sommerville
    ROUND TWO:

    1320 | Though King Edmund now sits firmly on his throne, the land every now and then has its revolts. They are not satisfied with how the country is run and especially that it is run with a foreigner on the throne. To please the crowd, his mother decides that the King should marry.

    The Husband has a younger sister of whom he is in charge of since the death of his parents ten years ago. If you are a baron, you are allowed to present the sister to the King as a possible spouse. The chances are very low of it actually happening though, but it is always worth a shot.

    The King likes the sister, but not enough to cross his mother for it. Instead, he takes her into his bed as his mistress for a year or two. You become a Viscount.

    The Wife has given birth to two more children, both girls.

    STATUS AFTER ROUND TWO:
    RANK: Viscount
    SISTER: Mistress Cecily Alice Sommerville

    DH: Viscount Henry William Sommerville
    DW: Viscountess Alianore Edith Sommerville
    DS: Edmund Henry Sommerville (4)
    DD: Alianore Agnes Sommerville (2)
    DD: Isabella Bridget Sommerville (1)
    ROUND THREE:

    1340 | Peace and prosperity has been the song of these last 20 years. Your family has grown during this time and it is time to marry off the three eldest children.

    Sadly, even though you have spent most of their lives together, Death is knocking at your family’s door and it’s looking for your husband. He has a bad cough and won’t last much longer. But it’s not in vain, for he has achieved a lot in his life. Justa few months back, the King has awarded you a peerage above the one you already have, as a thank you for your service.

    STATUS AFTER ROUND THREE:

    RANK: Marquess

    DH: Marquess Henry William Sommerville (Dead)
    DW: Marchioness Alianore Edith Sommerville
    DS: Viscount Edmund Henry Sommerville (24)
    -DW: Emma Victoria Sommerville, née Chauncey (21)
    DD: Alianore Agnes Bellefleur (22)
    -DH: Louis Michel Bellefleur (25)
    DD: Isabella Bridget Maycott (21)
    -DH: Charles Richard Maycott (ally) (24)
    DD: Matilda Jane Sommerville (19)
    DS: Jasper Hugh Sommerville (17)
    DD: Constance Alice Sommerville (12)
    Girls: Autumn | Delilah | Elodie | Greta | Hazel | India | Jessamy | Magdalena | Nora | Ramona | Sabine

    Boys: Bellamy | Bruno | Caspar | Jude | Kennedy | Kitt | Ludo | Samuel | Stellan | William | Xavier

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