Sigismund of Luxemburg

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About Sigismund of Luxemburg

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    Emperor of one realm, King of many

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    Chemistry, linguistics, history, politics, Fire Emblem (duh!), real-time strategy (Hearts of Iron IV, Crusader Kings II), military theory
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    Prague Castle, Kingdom of Bohemia

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  1. Rate the Above Poster's Pun, Joke, or Meme

    For goodness' sake! 10/10. What do you call a crazy rationale?
  2. Don't Count the Mods Out

    Siedemdziesiąt jeden.
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    Vier + dix.
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  6. The FE Nonsense Story Thread - Now in Act III!

    ... the absurdly alliterative Austrian general Stoger-Steiner von Steinstatten (he likes being called Stogy, so that's what we'll do). Stogy pulled Sieglinde out of Percy's heart, healed him, gave Eirika a tag that said "absolutely disgusting", and threw her out the nearest window.
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    Nein + 1.
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    38. I stay firmly non-aligned in that regard.
  9. The FE Politics and History Series - Jugdral

    THROUGH THE STRUGGLE WE SURVIVE - AN ANTHOLOGY OF JUGDRALI HISTORY CHAPTER 1 - Royal Jugdral In the deeps of time, before the Hero-King Marth ruled as Lord of Archanea or the Conquerors Alm and Celica were trothplighted, the land of Jugdral was peopled by a diverse and multifaceted people. Given that the Grann calendar, by which all Jugdral sets its reckoning of the years, begins its year one at a time when the civilization of the Dragons yet flourished and the "God-King" Naga yet ruled in Archanea, there is a distinct possibility that Divine Dragons were responsible for the circumstances that led to the settlement of Jugdral. The major civilization that was created by these people was termed Grann (meaning great, magnificient, glorious in the old Jugdral tongue), and its heartland originally surrounded the river Dzhungar (modern Jun), in the lands of modern Ducal Jungby, Agustria, and Evans Governorate in Verdane. (Eventually, they expanded towards modern Belhalla and kept a hold on their original lands.) However, contrary to the version of history espoused by the Belhallist Faction (A/N: more on this much later), the Grann monarchy was not alone on Jugdral. Other kingdoms included the land of Ślůnsk (modern Silessë), which even then was mastering pegasi, the sword-worshipping high chiefdoms of Rivadh, Sophraach, and Ganeisër, corresponding to Rivough/Isaach, Sophara, and Ganeishire/Tirnanóg provinces in modern Isaach, and the sophisticated Katepanô Thrakeia (Confederation of Thracia), which ruled most of the Thracian peninsula and modern Miletos District from the city of Kapathozhion (modern Kapathogia province) and was ruled by the direct ancestors of General Hannibal "the Shield of Thracia". Kings in Grann were elected by a council of nobles, burghers, and clerics known as the Belhall (= hall of the wise in old Jugdrali), which met in a city that became known as Belhallein (land of the hall of the wise, modern Belhalla). For the first one-and-a-half centuries of the monarchy, the Belhall was concerned with obtaining the best possible ruler for Grann, and thus produced paragons such as King Hildeprand the Wise (r. Grann 8 - 42) and Queen Kunigund the Prudent (r. Grann 124 - 143). However, after the death of King Alkmaer the Just (r. Grann 143 - 148), the Belhall became dominated by a corrupt coalition of nobles and burghers who had assassinated the entire old guard in an ambush and massacre (the Disaster of Prisburghe, which occurred near the modern Prince-Bishopric of Pressburg in Friege) prefiguring that of Emperor Alvis in Grann 761. After this, the monarchy was essentially sold to the highest bidder. This period became known as the Years of Ruin, reckoned from the Disaster of Prisburghe in 149 to the end of the Kingdom in 230. As things became worse and the kingdom steadily destabilized, the kingdoms outside of that of Grann began encroaching on royal territory and inducing rebellion within it. The Miletos District originates from this ancient subterfuge: a burgher and bishop (named Theophylaktos and Athenagoras respectively) started a rebellion near Rados Castle and seized control of the entire Miletos peninsula, creating a mercantile republic in Grann 159. Other losses suffered by Grann during this time period include that of Lyubech and Sachsen districts (modern Lubeck and Zaxon) to Ślůnsk in 174, as well as four of the six districts of modern Agustria (the cities of Nodizhan (Nordion), Herrain (Heirhein), Anphani (Anphony), and Silfall (Silvail)), who formed the Agustrian League and waged a successful battle for autonomy in 193 that left them independent in all but name. After the rebellion of the Agustrian League there was a rise in discontent in the lands which had remained loyal. This disillusionment was exacerbated by increasingly corrupt and incompetent rulers who constantly provoked their subjects into open expressions of displeasure such as the Grand Dissent of Edda, in fall 229. The Edda protesters were mostly if not all loyal to the monarchy of Grann and desired little more than a reform and return to the good ways of old. However, the king, Odoacrius the Vile (r. 218 - 229), ordered the protesting civilians massacred in a manner that disgusted even the corrupt kleptocracy in the Belhall (the protestors were to be boiled alive, murdered, hanged, drawn and quartered, and/or sent to the Isaachian front). The massacre at Edda would have taken place if not for a massive rebellion of soldiers under Welf, the baron of Castle Osterhann in Edda, who was known for his devotion to the people. General Welf declared that Odoacrius had lost his right to rule as a result of his brutality, and summoned all nobles in Grann who cared for the well-being of their people to join the rebellion and reform or abolish the monarchy. Most of Grann joined the rebellion; the Thracian Commonwealth, Waltmahr (Velthomer), and Dzhungvi (Jungby) maintained neutrality. Odoacrius had his throat slit by the speaker of the Belhall in order to save the lives of his fellow parliamentarians. But when General Welf seized Belhalla he had the entire Belhall executed (by defenestration, beheading, or burning) or sent to monasteries and temples under the strictest monastic laws then existent. The people and nobles were pleased with the outcome of the rebellion, and they petitioned Welf to form a republic under his command. Thus ended the Kingdom of Grann, which had, as the ancient Royal Chronicle states, "passed from the high and the beautiful to darkness and ruin." (Finally, got it done. Maps will come soon.)
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  11. SF Interviews 2.0 - Shirley

    Polish number words Haven't visited any such countries. Not bad, but not good. Success. It was good. I'm honoured. Third Hobbit movie. Not bad. Passive, probably. Legal naturalism. Forgiveness. Efficiency A wise, smart gentleman. My thanks for the interview - it was honor. My vote is as follows: @Carter.
  12. SF Interviews 2.0 - Shirley

    Just, despotic, knowledgeable. In the amount of people you can help and in the legacy you leave behind. Defeat, death, humiliation. Irrational fears? I don't remember. Sit and stare at a computer, read books, etc. Yes. Most certainly so. At my high school all half the people ever did was post back and forth on Instagram and Snapchat. (On the other hand, I swore an oath to myself never to touch any of that.) I'll have to come up with one, 'cause I don't know. All three or none of them, depending on the circumstances. Skiing. Let us just say that I was very nearly a literal lady-killer. Answered. My life. Hey, I could be somewhere far worse than where I am. Prefer things to be easy - I am kind of lazy. Europe in the post-Napoleonic age, Victorian England, or medieval India. Boredom, most movies, reactionaries on both sides of the political spectrum, etc. MASH, Hogan's Heroes, etc. 2013?
  13. SF Interviews 2.0 - Shirley

    Wow. The troll got trolled, huh? There goes your manliness. Urban. Urban/suburban. Broadsword or scimitar. Western. Samurai. Sorry for not answering in the same post!
  14. SF Interviews 2.0 - Shirley

    LoTR, War and Peace, 1984, Animal Farm, Narnia, etc. Yes. The clarinet. Yes. The bassoon, oboe, and trombone. Vanilla or mango. Yes. I'll have to find my code and put it in my sig. Laziness and lack of time. You know, I have no idea. Maybe I meant Diocletian? Hadn't heard of him. (looks it up) .... I see. Updating list... Finrod Felagund, Feanor, Tar-Palantir, Denethor No. Yes, provided it's for fun. No. Yes, and soon. No. I'll have to think about it. No. Why? Dobry jest!