Best Story Ever.
August 5, 2008
Nothing comes close. Sorry, but this is brill.
The Knights Templar are demanding that the Vatican give them back their good name and, possibly, billions in assets into the bargain, 700 years after the order was brutally suppressed by a joint venture between the Pope and the King of France.
If the Holy See doesn’t comply, the warrior knights, renowned for liberating the Holy Land, will deploy that most fearsome of weapons: a laborious court case through the creaking Spanish legal system.
It doesn’t hurt that I’ve just begun playing Medieval II: Total War, and frankly I’m about to declare myself unfit for work until such time as I rule the world. I’ve just crushed the Scots mercilessly in a cruel pincer movement that involved blockading them in at Edinburgh with a small army (with no actual intention of fighting – just there to box them in) while seriously attacking Inverness with my full might, thus dealing the independent nation of Scotland a blow from which it could not recover.
And now I see Empire: Total War is on the way. I’m royally screwed.
Sorry, family… You’ll see me in the spring. Sometime.