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Title: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 14 June, 2013, 06:15:31 PM
La fiorente cittadina in cui era giunto somigliava davvero poco al villaggio che ricordava, ma Berton non ebbe difficoltà ad orizzontarsi: la sua meta era il castello che svettava sull'abitato, e non occorreva certo chiedere ai passanti per chiedere l'indirizzo.

Giunto al cancello, si fermò al posto di guardia chiedendo di essere annunciato a Lady Giulia.

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 14 June, 2013, 07:42:44 PM
Giulia stava guardando dalla finestra la cittadina e le attività che quel giorno la animavano, anche più del consueto, quando una guardia bussò alla porta.

"Il Barone Berton chiede di voi, Milady".


Giulia sorrise a quell'annuncio, lieta che il Barone Berton avesse trovato il tempo di farle visita.

"Lo riceverò fra pochissimo. Chiedete di preparare un rinfresco nel salone, per favore.
Il viaggio da Valencia non è breve."

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Giulia was looking at the window at the town and all activities animating it that day, even more than usual, when a guard knock at the door.

 "Baron Berton is asking of you, Milady"

Giulia smiled at that advice, glad that  Baron Berton had found some time for visiting her.
"I will receive him quite soon. Please, ask to prepare some refreshments in the lounge.
The journey from Valencia is really not a short one."
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 14 June, 2013, 09:12:48 PM
Poco dopo Berton faceva ingresso nel salone, arrestandosi per eseguire un inchino. Poi, sorridendo, esclamò:

Lady Giulia, grazie a Voi questo luogo sta diventando un incanto. Valeva la pena di fare il viaggio solo per rallegrarsi gli occhi.


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Shortly after Berton entered the lounge, stopping to drop a courtesy. Then, smiling, he exclaimed:

Lady Giulia, thanks to you that's becoming an enchanted land. It was worth enough affording the travel just to rejoy my eyes.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 14 June, 2013, 10:09:24 PM
Giulia gli sorrise amabilmente vedendolo entrare nel salone.
"Che piacere rivedervi, Barone Berton.
Vi ringrazio delle vostre gentili parole, ma vi prego accomodatevi e servitevi a vostro desiderio." - disse Giulia indicando il tavolo.
"Poi mi racconterete del viaggio e le ultime nuove."

Aveva poi in animo presentare al Conestabile di Aragona alcuni dei guerrieri di Andernach, ma i doveri dell'ospitalità venivano prima.

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Giulia pleasantly smiled  seeing him enter the lounge.
"What a pleasure to see you again, Baron Berton.
I thank you for your kind words, but please have a seat  and take in your desire. "- Giulia said, pointing to the table.
"Then you'll tell me about the journey and the latest news."

She had in mind also to present  some of the warriors of Andernach to the Constable of Aragona, but the duties of hospitality were before.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 15 June, 2013, 12:04:40 AM
Come sapete, è un viaggio che ho fatto diverse volte, ma mai in giornate tanto calde e soleggiate. Una cosa che rende piacevole anche la navigazione nei mari settentrionali. Però sono rimasto sinceramente sorpreso dalle tante migliorie che ho visto qui ed in altre terre del regno.

Dopo aver assaggiato con manifesto piacere il rinfresco, prosegui:

Volete sapere una cosa buffa? Ho il sospetto che i miei armigeri scommettano sulle ragioni della nostra corrispondenza. Almeno uno di loro ha la faccia di chi ha perso un mese di soldo.


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As you know, I made this travel several times, but never during so hot and sunny days. That makes pleasant even sailing in northen seas. Anyway, I'm really impressed by lot of upgrades seen here and in other kingdom's lands.

Delighted by some refreshment, he added:

Do you want know a fun thing? I suspect that my warriors bet on the reasons of our mail exchange.
At least one of them has the face of someone who loosed one month wages.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 15 June, 2013, 10:53:25 AM
"Volete sapere una cosa buffa? Ho il sospetto che i miei armigeri scommettano sulle ragioni della nostra corrispondenza. Almeno uno di loro ha la faccia di chi ha perso un mese di soldo."

Giulia scoppiò in una allegra risata. Il Barone Berton era sempre molto ironico.
"Credo che li lasceremo ancora per un poco nell'incertezza e nelle ambascie, anche se attendo a breve notizie dalla Contessa Beatrice Fieschi Este." - rispose Giulia sorridendo divertita.

Si guardò intorno per un attimo e poi guardando il Barone più rinfrancato dopo il viaggio, aggiunse sorridendo -
"Infine,  non vorrei mai incrinare  la vostra reputazione..."

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"Do you want know a fun thing? I suspect that my warriors bet on the reasons of our mail exchange.
At least one of them has the face of someone who loosed one month wages."


Giulia burst into a merry laugh. The Baron Berton was always very ironic.
 "I think we'll leave them for a little longer in uncertainty and  anguish, though I'm waintig for news from the Countess Beatrice Fieschi Este in a short time."  - Giulia replied smiling amused.

She looked all around for a moment and then looking at the Baron more refreshed after the journey, she added, gently smiling -
"Finally, I would never  damaged your reputation..."
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 15 June, 2013, 11:38:05 PM
"Infine,  non vorrei mai incrinare  la vostra reputazione..."

Berton scoppiò a ridere.

Non è facile incrinare la reputazione di uno conosciuto per l'insegna del bastardo rampante,  ma vi ringrazio per cotanta premura.

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"Finally, I would never  damaged your reputation..."
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Berton laughed loudly

Not easy at all damaging the reputation of somenone known by the rampant bastard emblem, anyway thank you for the gentle thought.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 16 June, 2013, 04:06:01 PM
Giulia sorrise alla nuova riprova dell'ironia del Barone Berton.
"Avreste piacere a visitare il borgo, ora?
Molti guerrieri sono indaffarati nei preparativi per la battaglia, ma potrebbero trarre beneficio dalla vostra notevole esperienza"
 

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Giulia smiled observing a new evidence of the irony of Baron Berton.
"Would you like to visit the town, now?
Many warriors are busy in the preparations for the battle, but they could benefit from your remarkable experience."
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 16 June, 2013, 05:04:53 PM
Sarà un piacere. Poi ritengo cosa utilissima fare la conoscenza anticipata di chi mi sarà fratello in armi.
Troppe volte mi è capitato di ritrovarmi sconosciuto fra sconosciuti, una situazione che rischia di generare spiacevoli equivoci.

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My pleasure. Then I see as really useful knowing in advance my brothers in arms. Too often I was just an unknown warrior between unknown warrios, and that sometimes drives to unpleasant misunderstandings
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 16 June, 2013, 06:11:54 PM

"Troppe volte mi è capitato di ritrovarmi sconosciuto fra sconosciuti, una situazione che rischia di generare spiacevoli equivoci."

Giulia capiva bene cosa intendesse con quelle parole. Si ricordò della confusione e del clamore della battaglia....
"Anche io devo cominciare a prepararmi..." - pensò fra sè e sè.

Poi rivolgendosi al Barone Berton - "Sarà un piacere per me presentarvi a loro".

Attraversarono il borgo, passando dinnanzi alla locanda e alle varie botteghe per poi dirigersi verso l'inizio del bosco dove si trovavano le fucine e la falegnameria. Più tardi sarebbero rientrati al castello, dove in uno dei cortili alcuni altri stavano ultimando i loro preparativi.

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 Too often I was just an unknown warrior between unknown warrios, and that sometimes drives to unpleasant misunderstandings

Giulia was really understanding what he was meaning  by those words. She remembered the confusion and the clamor of battles....
"I have to start preparating me  too..." - she thought to herself.

Then, turning to the Baron Berton - "It will be a pleasure for me to introduce you to them."

They walked through the town, passing in front of the inn and various shops then heading to the beginning of the forest where
blacksmith and carpenter labs were located.
Later they would be come back to the castle, where in one of the courtyards some others warriors were completing their preparations.

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Bartolomeo Dandolo on 16 June, 2013, 10:34:58 PM
Bartolomeo stava lavorando nella sua falegnameria quando sentì delle voci provenire dalla strada.
Corse fuori e vide Lady Giulia in compagnia di un valoroso guerriero le cui gesta erano note in tutto il regno.
"Lady Giulia, è un piacere vedervi, in che cosa posso esservi utile?"

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Bartholomeo was working in his workshop when he heard voices coming from the street.
He ran out and saw Lady Giulia in the company of a valiant warrior whose exploits were known throughout the kingdom.
"Lady Gulia, is a pleasure to see you, how may I help you?"
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 16 June, 2013, 11:07:37 PM

"Lady Giulia, è un piacere vedervi, in che cosa posso esservi utile?"

Giulia sorrise vedendo Sir Bartolomeo uscire di corsa dalla sua falegnameria, probabilmente stava ultimando gli ultimi ritocchi al suo
scudo prima della battaglia.

"Buona sera, Sir Bartolomeo. Vi ringrazio per la sollecitudine.
Tutto pronto per questa notte?" - chiese Giulia di rimando e subito aggiunse
"Ho il piacere di presentarvi il Barone Berton, Conestabile del Regno di Aragona. Avremo l'onore di averlo al nostro fianco nella conquista di Mainz."


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"Lady Giulia, is a pleasure to see you, how may I help you?"

Giulia smiled at Sir Bartolomeo rush out from his carpenter lab, probably he was completing the last  touches on his
shield before the battle.

 "Good evening, Sir Bartolomeo. Thank you for your kind concern.
Ready for tonight? " - Giulia asked in return, and promptly added -  "I have the pleasure to introduce the Baron Berton, Constable of the Kingdom of Aragon. We will have the honor to have him on our side in the conquest of Mainz."


Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Bartolomeo Dandolo on 16 June, 2013, 11:27:56 PM
"Tutto pronto per questa notte?"

"Certamente Lady Giulia" Nel dire quelle parole Bartolomeo aprì un pochino la porta della bottega in modo che si vedesse la sua armatura luccicante

"Ho il piacere di presentarvi il Barone Berton, Conestabile del Regno di Aragona. Avremo l'onore di averlo al nostro fianco nella conquista di Mainz."

Bartolomeo aveva già incontrato il Barone Berton quando aveva partecipato alla campagna iberica, sapeva del suo coraggio e della sua preparazione militare ed era veramente onorato che un guerriero di tale fama gli venisse presentato.
"Barone Berton, per me è un grande onore fare la vostra conoscenza"

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 "Ready for tonight? "
 "Of course, Lady Giulia"  In saying those words a little Bartolomeo opened the door to the workshop so that you could see his shining armor

  "I have the pleasure to introduce the Baron Berton, Constable of the Kingdom of Aragon. We will have the honor to have him on our side in the conquest of Mainz."


Bartolomeo had already met the Baron Berton when he participated in the campaign Iberian knew of his courage and his military training and was really honored that a warrior of such renown he be presented.
" Baron Berton, for me it is a great honor to meet you "
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Michele Degli Uberti on 16 June, 2013, 11:41:04 PM
Era uno degli uomini che si stavano addestrando. Aveva passato le ultime settimane a farlo, non risparmiando fatica e sudore. Il giovane ragazzo si presentava mal ridotto in quel momento, sudato a causa del caldo, con un taglio alla fronte e molte abrasioni a braccia e gambe coperto da abiti poveri e rovinati.

Non sapeva dell'arrivo di famosi ospiti, non si era occupato di saperlo. Come sempre si manteneva a distanza a portare avanti il suo dovere nel silenzio. Osservava il suo addestratore che si era fermato per dargli fiato, cosa che al giovane mancava dopo tutto quel movimento. Non save dell'arrivo di Lady Giulia e del Conestabile Berton.

Un esperto guerriero avrebbe riconosciuto un soldato sgraziato che puntava tutto sulla forza fisica. Non era grosso quanto i muscoli formati nelle miniere erano tesi al massimo per lo sforzo del momento. In quel momento era chiaro che stava cercando di aumentare la sua velocità e agilità in battaglia.


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He was one of the men whom he was training. The last weeks he had given to do it not saving work and sweat. The young boy  introduced hiself ache, sweaty because of the warm one, with a cut to the forehead and a lot of abrasions to arms and legs covered by poor and ruined suits.


He didn't know about the arrival of famous guests, he was not dealt with to know it. As always it maintained him to distance to bring forth his duty in the silence. It observed his trainer that was stopped for giving him breath, thing that the youth missed after that whole movement. Not save of the arrival of Lady Giulia and the Constable Berton.

A warlike expert would have recognized a graceless soldier that aimed all at the physical strength. It was not as big as the formed muscles in the mines they were tense at the most for the effort of the moment. At that time it was clear that was trying to increase his speed and agility in battle.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 16 June, 2013, 11:51:37 PM
"Barone Berton, per me è un grande onore fare la vostra conoscenza"

Il piacere è mio. Ho la vaga impressione di avervi già visto da qualche parte, ma Theos mi fulmini per i dettagli che non ricordo. Fui falegname anche io, ma non ho mai avuto bottega sì ben posizionata.


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" Baron Berton, for me it is a great honor to meet you "


My pleasure. I should have seen you somewhere, but Theos could burn me for forgotten details. I was carpenter like you, but never I had such comfortable position for a workshop.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Prometeo Cagliostro on 17 June, 2013, 12:27:29 AM
Anche il buon Sir Prometeo Cagliostro volle accorrere per avere il privilegio di conoscere di persona quel valoroso guerriero le cui gesta vengono narrate e mitizzate in ogni dove; pazienza se imbracciava ancora il piccone e se il sudore bagnava ancora la sua fronte, ma un'occasione del genere sarebbe stata irripetibile. Con un balzo si parò innanzi all'affascinante Vassallo Fiammingo e all'illustre ospite, chinandosi in segno di rispetto e balbettando qualche sillaba che la sua notoria timidezza gli bloccò sul nascere..




Even the good Sir Prometheus Cagliostro wanted to rush to have the privilege to meet  the warrior whose deeds are told and makes a myth everywhere; patience if still cradling the pick and even if the sweat bathed his forehead, but an opportunity this would have been unrepeatable. With a leap stepped forward Vassallo Flemish fascinating and illustrious guest, leaning out of respect and stammered a few syllables that his notorious shyness stopped in the bud ..
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 17 June, 2013, 01:01:35 AM
"Barone Berton, è mio piacere presentarvi anche Sir Prometeo, uomo di provata lealtà e fiducia." - aggiunse Giulia, sorridendo a Sir Prometeo e pensando che probabilmente stava rientrando ora dalla cava per recuperare materiali per la sua fucina.

Guardò in alto nel cielo limpido per vedere se Hela stesse volando lì intorno. "Dove saranno Sir Orso e Hela? Nella bosco, forse? E Sir Michele? Probabilmente lui è nel cortile del castello..." - pensò sorridendo all'impegno che tutti loro avevano messo a prepararsi per quel giorno.
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 "Baron Berton, it is my pleasure to introduce  Sir Prometeo, too, a man of proven trust and loyalty."  - Giulia added, smiling at Sir Prometeo and  thinking that he was probably just returning from the quarry to recover some materials for his blacksmith lab.

She looked up into the cloudless sky to see if Hela was flying around there.  "Where are Sir Orso and Hela? In the the forest, perhaps? And Sir Michele? Probably, he is in the courtyard of the castle ..." [/ color] - she thought, smiling, at the commitment all they had ​​ to be prepared for that day.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Orso Björnsson on 17 June, 2013, 10:47:47 AM
Ad Orso piaceva sempre buttarsi nel fiume e cercare qualche trota....e non solo a lui...c'era Hela in agguato; in picchiata Orso non ricordava rapace più veloce di lei.

La pesca era stata proficua, dodici belle trote erano ora legate e pendevano sulla schiena di Orso e una la teneva Hela tra i suoi artigli.
Hela come sempre anticipava Orso alla fucina, tra i rami la osservava volteggiare sopra di essa e la sentì emettere due rapidi stridii, segno che qualcuno era lì vicino.

L'uomo del Nord iniziò a correre; i lunghi capelli bagnati che gli sferzavano il viso e la barba bagnata gocciolava come un secchio bucato.

Arrivò al margine del bosco, dove aveva la bottega e si trovò dinanzi Lady Giulia e un uomo, un combattente sicuramente, che Orso rammentò vagamente di aver già visto da qualche altra parte.


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Orso always liked to jump in the river and look for some trout .... and not only to him ... there was lurking Hela; Orso could not remember rapacious faster her diving.

The fishing was profitable twelve beautiful trout were now tied and hung on the back of Orso and the Hela held between his claws.
Hela as always anticipated his master to the forge, and he watched her circling above it, and he heard her emit two quick chirps, a sign that someone was nearby.

Nordman began to run, her long wet hair that lashed his face and beard wet dripping like a leaky bucket.

He came to the edge of the forest, where he had his shop and found himself before Lady Julia and a man, a fighter for sure, that Orso vaguely remembered having seen somewhere else.

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Bartolomeo Dandolo on 17 June, 2013, 09:09:39 PM
Ho la vaga impressione di avervi già visto da qualche parte, ma Theos mi fulmini per i dettagli che non ricordo.

Ad udire quelle parole a Bartolomeo venne in mente il momento preciso in cui vide il Barone la prima volta: si era nel pieno della battaglia e Bartolomeo preso dalla foga si era allontanato dai compagni per inseguire dei ribelli, presto si trovò circondato ed iniziò una furiosa battaglia.
Le cose stavano volgendo al peggio, egli era caduto a terra rovinosamente ed i ribelli si stavano avventando su di lui, quando udì un grido di battaglia venire dalle sue spalle; era un guerriero forte e coraggioso, Bartolomeo riconobbe l'insegna del Barone Berton e rimase impressionato dal coraggio e dall'audacia di quel guerriero, presto i ribelli presi alla sprovvista e spaventati si diedero alla fuga ed il Barone tese la mano a Bartolomeo per farlo rialzare.
I suoi occhi erano di ghiaccio ma allo stesso tempo ispiravano fiducia, dopo un breve sguardo il Barone si buttò nuovamente nella mischia e Bartolomeo rimase molto impressionato da tanto coraggio.
Ora quell'uomo era lì davanti a lui.....
Bartolomeo guardò Lady Giulia, la quale fece un cenno di assenso con il capo, ed allora egli dopo un breve cenno di riverenza corse alla sua capanna a prendere un corno finemente cesellato e tornò dinnanzi al Barone.
"Barone Berton: non ho avuto modo di ringraziarvi durante la campagna iberica e voglio farlo ora"
Bartolomeo fissò gli ogghi del Barone, non erano più di ghiaccio come erano in battaglia, ma erano occhi fieri e oggi come allora ispiravano fiducia
"Voi mi avete visto in difficoltà e non avete esitato un attimo a venire in mio aiuto, vi prometto che ad ogni battaglia a cui prenderò parte aiuterò sempre i compagni così come voi avete fatto con me; accettate questo corno come segno del profondo rispetto che nutro per voi e se un giorno ci troveremo ancora insieme sul campo di battaglia e voi sarete in difficoltà, non esitate a suonarlo, io accorrerò immediatamente in vostro aiuto.
Vi sono debitore della vita"
Bartolomeo si inginocchiò e porse il corno al Barone.

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 I should have seen you somewhere, but Theos could burn me for forgotten details.
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To hear those words to Bartholomew remembered the precise moment when he saw the Baron the first time: it was in the heat of battle and Bartholomew taken by the heat had turned away from his companions in pursuit of the rebels, he soon found himself surrounded and began a furious battle.
Things were coming to worse, he had fallen to the ground tumbling and the rebels were hurling at him, when he heard a battle cry come from his shoulders, and was a strong and courageous warrior, Bartholomew recognized the sign of the Baron and Berton was impressed by the courage and audacity of that warrior, soon the rebels caught off guard and frightened they fled and the Baron shook hands with Bartolomeo to raise it.
His eyes were icy but at the same time inspired confidence, after a brief look at the Baron threw himself back into the fray and Bartholomew was very impressed by so much courage.
Now the man was there in front of him .....
Bartholomew looked at Lady Giulia which gave a nod with his head and then he after a short nod of reverence ran to his hut to take a horn finely chiseled and returned before the Baron.
 "Berton Baron: I have not had the opportunity to thank the Iberian during the campaign and I want it now"
Bartholomew stared at the ogghi of the Baron, were no longer ice as they were in battle, but they were fierce eyes and then as now inspired confidence
 "You saw me in trouble and did not hesitate for a moment to come to my aid, I promise you that every battle in which I will always help the fellow as well as you did with me; accepted this horn as sign el profound respect that I have for you and if one day we will be together again on the battlefield and you will be in trouble, do not hesitate to play it, I accorrerò immediately to your aid.
We are indebted for life "
Bartholomew knelt down and handed the horn to the Baron.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 18 June, 2013, 12:23:10 AM
"Voi mi avete visto in difficoltà e non avete esitato un attimo a venire in mio aiuto, vi prometto che ad ogni battaglia a cui prenderò parte aiuterò sempre i compagni così come voi avete fatto con me; accettate questo corno come segno del profondo rispetto che nutro per voi e se un giorno ci troveremo ancora insieme sul campo di battaglia e voi sarete in difficoltà, non esitate a suonarlo, io accorrerò immediatamente in vostro aiuto.
Vi sono debitore della vita"
Bartolomeo si inginocchiò e porse il corno al Barone.

Berton accettò il dono con evidente imbarazzo, e per un po' rigirò il corno fra le mani; poi disse:

"Non feci nulla di speciale, niente di diverso di quello che un qualsiasi altro commilitone avrebbe fatto al posto mio. E gravano sulla mia anima le troppe volte in cui non ci sono riuscito.
Ma avete toccato un punto importante. Il nostro modo di combattere è quello dei figli di Troia, troppo si lascia all'ardore individuale e poco ci si cura di quanto avviene intorno"

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"You saw me in trouble and did not hesitate for a moment to come to my aid, I promise you that every battle in which I will always help the fellow as well as you did with me; accepted this horn as sign el profound respect that I have for you and if one day we will be together again on the battlefield and you will be in trouble, do not hesitate to play it, I'll came immediately to your aid.
We are indebted for life "
Bartholomew knelt down and handed the horn to the Baron.

Berton accepted the gifft with evident embarassement, and stayed for a while turning the horn in his hands: then he said:

" I made nothing special, nothing different from what any fellow could have done instead of me. And my soul cries for the several times I was too late to make the same.
But you touched a crucial problem. Our warfare is too similar to something showed by sons of beach of Troy, too much room for personal glory, too little interest for what happens around"
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Bartolomeo Dandolo on 18 June, 2013, 07:08:31 AM
"Ma avete toccato un punto importante. Il nostro modo di combattere è quello dei figli di Troia, troppo si lascia all'ardore individuale e poco ci si cura di quanto avviene intorno"

Bartolomeo era felice che un così valoroso combattente parlasse con lui di argomenti di solito riservati ai comandanti militari e con la voce inizialmente titubante per l'emozione replicò:
"Barone: per lungo tempo i guerrieri hano creduto che un duro allenamento volto a migliorare la propria forza fosse sufficiente per emergere in battaglia, ma invece io credo che in battaglia occorra anche destrezza ed intelligenza tattica. Nessuno è in grado di vincere da solo"

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"But you touched a crucial problem. Our warfare is too similar to something showed by sons of beach of Troy, too much room for personal glory, too little interest for what happens around"

Bartholomew was happy that such a valiant fighter spoke to him about topics usually reserved for military commanders and voice initially hesitant with emotion said:
 "Barone: Hano warriors for a long time believed that training hard to improve his strength was sufficient to emerge in battle, but instead I believe that the battle should also dexterity and tactical intelligence. Nobody can to win alone "
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 18 June, 2013, 09:42:17 AM
"Barone: per lungo tempo i guerrieri hanno creduto che un duro allenamento volto a migliorare la propria forza fosse sufficiente per emergere in battaglia, ma invece io credo che in battaglia occorra anche destrezza ed intelligenza tattica. Nessuno è in grado di vincere da solo"

Piacevolmente sorpreso, Berton annuì con vigore.

"Vedete le cose con chiarezza. Questa cosa la avevano compresa sia i Greci che i Romani, ma il loro insegnamento è andato perso e ora si combatte in maniera più primitiva. I nobili si addestrano per primeggiare nei tornei, e non capiscono che la guerra non è un gioco che segue quelle regole"

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"Barone: Hano warriors for a long time believed that training hard to improve his strength was sufficient to emerge in battle, but instead I believe that the battle should also dexterity and tactical intelligence. Nobody can to win alone "

Happy to hear that, Berton assented.

"You have a bright wiew. Such thing was undertood by Greeks and Romans, but their teachment was lost, and now fights are more arcaic. Nobles train themselves to be the winners in tournaments, and don't understand that war isn't a game following the same rules"
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Bartolomeo Dandolo on 18 June, 2013, 07:43:55 PM
"Vedete le cose con chiarezza. Questa cosa la avevano compresa sia i Greci che i Romani, ma il loro insegnamento è andato perso e ora si combatte in maniera più primitiva."
Queste parole diedero un'immensa gioia a Bartolomeo; significavano che la strada intrapresa per diventare un buon guerriero era quella giusta, del resto era stato il Re Magnusson il primo ad indirizzarlo in quella direzione.
Contento che il Barone fosse ben disposto a parlare con lui Bartolomeo disse:
"Barone, io sono molto indietro rispetto a voi nell'arte della guerra, vi prego toglietemi una curiosità: vedo tanti nobili guerrieri che pur potendo brandire un'alabarda preferiscono usare lo spadone e lo scudo; significa forse che è meglio avere maggiore difesa rinunciando ad un po' del potenziale offensivo o ci sono altri motivi?"

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"You have a bright wiew. Such thing was undertood by Greeks and Romans, but their teachment was lost, and now fights are more arcaic. "

These words gave immense joy to Bartholomew, meant that the path to become a good warrior was the right one, the rest of the King Magnusson was the first to address it in that direction.
Glad that the Baron was more than willing to talk to him Bartholomew said:
 "Baron, I am far behind you in the art of war, I pray you take away a curiosity: I see so many noble warriors brandishing a halberd although they may prefer to use the sword and shield, does that mean that it is better to have more defense giving up a bit 'of offensive potential, or are there other reasons? "
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Michele Degli Uberti on 18 June, 2013, 08:53:10 PM
Just ended the trainings, he was started toward his modest hut and for road he saw other citizens of Andernach surround Lady Giulia and a man.

He didn't recognize him, during the battles in the Kingdoms of Casitlia and Aragona he had not had the opportunity to be nearby him, being too low his social level and he didn't look at the noble and the Lords, as he had harshly learned in the infancy.

Him decided to stay and to listen apart to the conversation.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 19 June, 2013, 12:56:20 AM
"Barone, io sono molto indietro rispetto a voi nell'arte della guerra, vi prego toglietemi una curiosità: vedo tanti nobili guerrieri che pur potendo brandire un'alabarda preferiscono usare lo spadone e lo scudo; significa forse che è meglio avere maggiore difesa rinunciando ad un po' del potenziale offensivo o ci sono altri motivi?"


Amico mio, l'alabarda è arma sopravvalutata e mi rifiuto di servirmene. Il suo colpo può tranciarvi a metà, e sbriciola gli scudi e le armature come fossero mollica di pane, ma se si giunge ai ferri corti non vale niente. Se vi capitasse di affrontare un alabardiere, fate il contrario di ciò che dice l'istinto. Buttatevi addosso a lui, e il peggio che può capitarvi è una bastonata. Meglio ancora se avete la sinistra libera, con cui tratterrete il legno mentre lo colpite alle mani. E' rischioso, ma meno che cercare di schivare colpi cui non si potrebbe rispondere restando a distanza.


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"Baron, I am far behind you in the art of war, I pray you take away a curiosity: I see so many noble warriors brandishing a halberd although they may prefer to use the sword and shield, does that mean that it is better to have more defense giving up a bit 'of offensive potential, or are there other reasons? "


My friend, halberd is an overestimated weapon, and I refuse to use it. Its hit can cut anybody in two parts, and crush shields and armours as they were crumb of bread, but it is useless at close range.
Best thing to do when fighting an halberdman is the opposit of istinctive attidute. Go and overrun him, whorst strike you could suffer is a stick blow. Better more if you have left hand free, to catch the wood while striking his hands. A riskly approach, but less than waiting strikes without any chance to hit.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Bartolomeo Dandolo on 19 June, 2013, 07:21:52 AM
Amico mio, l'alabarda è arma sopravvalutata e mi rifiuto di servirmene. Il suo colpo può tranciarvi a metà, e sbriciola gli scudi e le armature come fossero mollica di pane, ma se si giunge ai ferri corti non vale niente.

Il Barone aveva ragione; gli alabardieri erano temibili solo se riuscivano ad avanzare uniti, ma nelle battaglie di mischia diventavano lenti e goffi.
Bartolomeo in più di un'occasione aveva subito colpi potenti e solo la sua corazza, realizzata dall'amico Prometeo usando metalli rari provenienti da una roccia piovuta dal cielo, gli aveva evitato di subire danni gravi.
"Barone: vi ringrazio per avermi chiamato amico, per me è un grande onore. Dovrò allenarmi parecchio per affinare le mie caratteristiche, spero un giorno di riuscire ad eguagliare la vostra maestria"
Poi si voltò, vide che i suoi concittadini erano ansiosi di conoscere il Barone Berton e decise che era arrivato il momento di farsi da parte.
"Lady Giulia, ho molto lavoro arretrato da svolgere in bottega, vi chiedo il permesso di ritirarmi"
"Barone, se al termine del vostro giro del borgo aveste voglia di un boccale di birra sarà mia premura accompagnarvi alla locanda; la birra di Andernach è famosa in tutto il regno" e con uno sguardo furbetto aggiunse "E pure la locandiera lo è"
Detto questo fece un inchino e si allontanò felice per quell'incontro

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My friend, halberd is an overestimated weapon, and I refuse to use it. Its hit can cut anybody in two parts, and crush shields and armours as they were crumb of bread, but it is useless at close range.

The Baron was right; halberdiers were dangerous only if they succeeded in advancing together, but in melee battles became slow and clumsy.
Bartolomeo in more than one occasion had suffered powerful blows and only his armor, made by his Prometheus using rare metals from a rock rained from the sky, he had avoided suffering serious harm.
 "Barone: I thank you for calling me friend, for me it is a great honor. I'll have to train a lot to hone my skills, I hope one day to be able to match your mastery"
Then he turned, he saw that his friends were anxious to know the Baron Berton and decided it was time to step aside.
 "Lady Julia, I have much work to be done back in the shop, I ask permission to retire"
"Baron, if at the end of your tour of the village you'd fancy a pint of beer will be my duty to accompany you to the inn; beer Andernach is famous throughout the kingdom"  and added with a mischievous look  "And yet it is the innkeeper"
That said bowed and walked away happy for that meeting
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 19 June, 2013, 10:26:59 AM

Giulia smiled observing the scene and leaving the men talking to each others.

"Weapon!.... A really crucial matter, indeed...." Her long sword was at the castle, proprely prepared for that night.

But, Sir Orso was just arrived, as usual a very peculiar appearance, while Sir Michele was a bit aloof.

"It's my please re to introduce you tuo other warriors, Baron Berton. The former comes from nordic lands, as our King Harald, the latter form Italy as Sir Prometeo and Sir Bartolomeo."
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Giulia sorrise osservando la scena e lasciando gli uomini parlare fra loro.

"Armi! Una questione cruciale, in effetti..." La sua spada era al castello, ben pronta per quella notte.
Ma Sir Orso era appena arrivato, come al solito una comparsa molto particolare, mentre Sir Michele era leggermente in disparte.
 E' mio piacere presentarsi altri due guerrieri, Barone Berton.
Il primo viene dalle terre del nord, come il nostro Re Harald, il secondo dall'Italia, come Sir Prometeo e Sir Bartolomeo.

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Orso Björnsson on 19 June, 2013, 01:18:40 PM
Orso dapprima confuso, in breve tempo riacquisto la sua solida sicurezza, buttò i pesci nel cesto accanto alla porta e si avvicinò a grandi passi verso i nuovi venuti.

Fece un cenno col capo a Lady Giulia e fece per tendere la mano verso il Barone Berton, quando la ritrasse subito, cercò di pulirla alla bell'è meglio sui pantaloni e la tese di nuovo verso il nobile, stringendogliela e nel contempo dandogli una pacca sulla spalla.

Nel frattempo Hela stava appollaiata sul tetto della fucina divorando la trota pescata prima, spostando rapidamente gli occhi da un umano all'altro.

"Ehm...Barone, è un onore conoscerla, l'ho vista per breve tempo in Iberia, ma io beh...non sono uno che parla spesso....non senza almeno due pinte di birra in corpo!" una risata poderosa eccheggiò anche nella vicina foresta.


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Orso confused at first, in a short time repurchase its solid security, threw the fish into the basket by the door and strode toward the newcomers.

He gave a nod to Lady Julia and started to reach out to the Baron Berton, when he withdrew immediately, tried to clean it as best they could on his pants and handed it back to the noble, and squeezing while slapping him on the shoulder.

Meanwhile Hela was perched on the roof of the forge before eating trout caught by rapidly moving your eyes from one human to another.

"Er ... Baron, is an honor to meet you, I saw you for a short time in Iberia, but well ... I'm not one who speaks often .... not without at least two pints of beer in the body!" a mighty laugh eccheggiò also in the nearby forest.

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 19 June, 2013, 03:30:36 PM
"Ehm...Barone, è un onore conoscerla, l'ho vista per breve tempo in Iberia, ma io beh...non sono uno che parla spesso....non senza almeno due pinte di birra in corpo!"

Anche Berton sembrò dapprima confuso, soprattutto per via dell'uccello che lo fissava dal tetto.

"Ogni pescatore è mio fratello, e se beve birra con me è fratello due volte. E non deve preoccuparsi di pulirsi le mani, perché le mie non puzzano di meno. Ma... hem... confesso che la dama che ho avuto per socia non ha mai mostrato attitudine al volo"

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"Er ... Baron, is an honor to meet you, I saw you for a short time in Iberia, but well ... I'm not one who speaks often .... not without at least two pints of beer in the body!"

Berton too seemed confused at first, mainly because of the bird looking at him from the roof

"Any fisherman is my brother, and if he drinks beer with me he is twice brother. And he hasn't to clean his hands, as mine don't smell less. But...hem... I have to admit that my partner lady in the job never showed flying attitudes "

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 20 June, 2013, 10:07:21 AM
Giulia notò il leggero disagio del Barone rispetto ad Hela. Era indubbiamente insolito vedere un falco pellegrino libero così vicino a delle persone.

"Temo di avere qualche responsabilità rispetto alla presenza di quel falco qui, Barone Berton. Ma lascio a Sir Orso raccontarvi la storia, visto che la maggior parte del merito è suo." - disse  sorridendo, posando lo sguardo prima sull'uno e poi sull'altro per invitarlo a raccontare.

                                             
Giulia noticed the slight awkwardness of Berton with respect to Hela. It was certainly unusual to see a peregrine falcon free, but  so close to the people.

"I'm afraid that I have some responsibility for the presence of that falcon here, Baron Berton. But  Sir Orso will tell you the story, since given most of the credit is due to him."  - she said smiling, and turning to look first on one and then the other to invite the latter to tell the story.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Orso Björnsson on 21 June, 2013, 09:00:02 AM
"Bene, per me la presenza di Hela è naturale, come lo è combattere o respirare, però capisco che non per tutti sia così"

Orso fischiò ed Hela trangugiò gli ultimi avanzi del pesce, per poi librarsi in aria e sparire rapidamente alla vista.

"Lady Giulia un giorno mi portò questo falco pellegrino ferito, non riusciva a volare, e la cosa la rendeva nervosa e diffidente" Orsò ricordo il braccio ferito di Lady Giulia "non fu facile ottenere la sua fiducia, ma in qualche modo io e lei siamo simili e se ne accorse, ci volle diverso tempo e molti pesci" e di nuovo eccheggiò una forte risata.

Orso osservò il Barone Berton con attenzione, numerose cicatrici in varie parti del corpo; per come la vedeva lui erano un segno di onore e coraggio.

"Barone, siamo uomini di guerra entrambi, anche se molto diversi; ma quando la battaglia è finita la guerra non fa parte dei miei pensieri ... le andrebbe qualche boccale di birra alla taverna? Come forse avrà sentito quella di Andernach è piuttosto buona e domani non ci sarà tempo di farlo" concluse accigliandosi

Senza attendere una risposta si avviò verso la locanda.


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"Well, for me the presence of Hela is natural, as it is fight or breathe, but I understand that it'is not for everybody"[/ color][/ i]

Bear whistled and  Hela gulped the last remains of the fish, and then hover in the air and quickly disappear from view.

"Lady Giulia one day I brought the peregrine falcon injured, he could not fly, and it made ​​her nervous and suspicious"Orso remember the injured arm of Lady Julia"was not easy to gain his trust, but somehow she and I are similar and saw it, it took some time and a lot of fish"and again eccheggiò a loud laugh.

Orso said the Baron Berton carefully, numerous scars in various parts of the body, as he saw him was a sign of honor and courage.

"Baron, we are both men of war, although very different, but when the battle is over the war is not part of my thoughts ... the should be some mug of beer at the tavern? As you may have heard that Andernach is pretty good and tomorrow there will be no time to do it "concluded frowning

Without waiting for an answer he went to the inn.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 21 June, 2013, 12:33:45 PM
"Barone, siamo uomini di guerra entrambi, anche se molto diversi; ma quando la battaglia è finita la guerra non fa parte dei miei pensieri ... le andrebbe qualche boccale di birra alla taverna? Come forse avrà sentito quella di Andernach è piuttosto buona e domani non ci sarà tempo di farlo"

Berton guardò gli altri e commentò "Mi pare un'ottima idea, a patto di non esagerare. Per quello avremo tempo più tardi. Andiamo?"


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"Baron, we are both men of war, although very different, but when the battle is over the war is not part of my thoughts ... the should be some mug of beer at the tavern? As you may have heard that Andernach is pretty good and tomorrow there will be no time to do it "

Berton looked at the other fellows and said " It looks a nice idea, if we won't drink in excess. We could make that then. Shall we go?"
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 25 June, 2013, 01:13:03 PM
Poco dopo, con una tazza di birra in mano, Berton riprese la conversazione con Orso.

"Nel vedervi con Hela, ho avuto il dubbio che foste i protagonisti di quella storia misteriosa. Sapete, il guerriero che di giorno si accompagna ad un falco, e la dama che di notte si accompagna ad un lupo...
Non sarebbe nemmeno tanto strano, visto che ho conosciuto una regina non morta. Però ci incontrammo prima che la seppellissero e si rialzasse dalla tomba"

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Shortly after, handling a cup of beer, Berton started again talking with Orso.

"Seeing you with Hela, I doubted you were characters of the misterious tale. You know, the warrior escorted by an hawk daytime, the lady escorted by a wolf when night... Nothing really so strange, as I know a not-dead queen. Anyway we encounterd before she was buried and come out from grave"
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Orso Björnsson on 26 June, 2013, 10:40:34 AM
"Ho sentito vagamente quella storia, ma purtroppo non sono io, ma soprattutto non è Hela!
La verità è che nella parte iniziale della mia vita al Nord, avevo un falco, simile a questo, ma mi è stato ucciso mentre cercava di difendermi, ero molto giovane e non ancora esperto e forte".

Lo sguardo di Orso parve perdersi indietro nel tempo in un'epoca remota, che stava cercando di dimenticare.



Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 21 December, 2013, 10:23:29 AM
Months later, a second war campaign was over.

The guards at castle's gate weren't suprised seeing the visitor, but what happend around him was an uncommon show.

Lot of children were trying to caress a strange slim dog: little girls had more success than boys, as it rans away fast like an arrow when males approached.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 22 December, 2013, 10:18:22 PM
Giulia was back in Andernach after the last Flemish campaign. Few moments of rest before starting again with daily duties.
She was in a quite big room near a fireplace, looking to dancing flames.
Sir Andries appeared at the doorway, waiting for some orders.
She smiled gently seeing him - Sir Andries, give proper instructions to the guards at the Rhine gate, please.  I'm waiting for a visit of Baron Berton, the Constable of Aragona Kingdom, and of his little friend...
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 22 December, 2013, 11:31:47 PM
Short time later, Berton and his little friend were admitted inside.

"Sorry for the bit of confusion at your door, Lady Giulia - said Berton bowing a little, meanwhile the little dog was running to sniff her noble feet - Felipe, stop now! Forgive me, lady Giulia"

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 23 December, 2013, 09:35:17 PM
Giulia burst out in a silvery laugh - Don't mind, Baron Berton for your little friend. It's really my pleasure to have both as guest in Andernach' castle.  Please, have a sit.

While offering her hand allowing Felipe to sniff it, she asked - Where did you find him?
 
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 23 December, 2013, 10:24:23 PM
 - Where did you find him?

It comes out from nomads seen somewhere north of Jerusalem. As you can see, it's the living version of my heraldic emblem. So I made them an offer, enough to buy an herd of camels, as I realized too late. It has several skills, and it's faster than better horses on short lenght. But it's also very independent, with little love for listening orders. Human males are out of its interests, out of me just Carlo Colonna seems an accepted leader; maybe because he simplyfied the noble name of Felipe Ignacio Domingo in a plebean Fido. Sadly, it has very little love for my king. It pissed on his boots, and similar behaviour doesn't help a knight's career. Hopefully Fabio had a laugh, otherwise I could be shorter about a foot, but on the opposit side.
But it loves women of any age like dog females. Maybe because of flavour.

Berton shaked his shoulders

We spoke enough about dogs. I guess that the Lyoness of Flandres has something to teach me, as I have some battle trick to teach.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 24 December, 2013, 11:29:34 AM
"It comes out from nomads seen somewhere north of Jerusalem. As you can see, it's the living version of my heraldic emblem.So I made them an offer, enough to buy an herd of camels, as I realized too late. It has several skills, and it's faster than better horses on short lenght. But it's also very independent, with little love for listening orders. Human males are out of its interests, out of me just Carlo Colonna seems an accepted leader; maybe because he simplyfied the noble name of Felipe Ignacio Domingo in a plebean Fido. Sadly, it has very little love for my king. It pissed on his boots, and similar behaviour doesn't help a knight's career. Hopefully Fabio had a laugh, otherwise I could be shorter about a foot, but on the opposit side. But it loves women of any age like dog females. Maybe because of flavour."

Giulia smiled ironically, thinking to Berton troubles with King Fabio's boots - I see, Baron Berton. You should teach him diplomacy a little more...

Then she pointed to a table where a servant had just brought some food and red wine and she laughed again seeing Felipe who promptly had turned his head in the same direction - You must first ask to your Baron, Felipe.


"We spoke enough about dogs. I guess that the Lyoness of Flandres has something to teach me, as I have some battle trick to teach".


It would be wonderful, Baron Berton. I do hope that the Constable of Aragona Kingdom has to teach me much more than I could can teach him, but I will be pleased to see and listen - she replied, her eyes shining for curiousity.

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 24 December, 2013, 01:18:39 PM
Then she pointed to a table where a servant had just brought some food and red wine and she laughed again seeing Felipe who promptly had turned his head in the same direction - You must first ask to your Baron, Felipe.

"All right, Felipe, just a little sausage and no more"

It would be wonderful, Baron Berton. I do hope that the Constable of Aragona Kingdom has to teach me much more than I could can teach him, but I will be pleased to see and listen - she replied, her eyes shining for curiousity.

" You keep the secret of real fluency in moving, something that I barely approach. Dance instead of chopping wood, I'd say. Well, I'll show you some unusual hit after the lunch. Felipe isn't the only interested..."
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 26 December, 2013, 04:44:46 PM
"All right, Felipe, just a little sausage and no more.
You keep the secret of real fluency in moving, something that I barely approach. Dance instead of chopping wood, I'd say. Well, I'll show you some unusual hit after the lunch. Felipe isn't the only interested..."

Giulia smiled gently, nodding to a servant to pour some wine for both.
She paused for a short while, then she replied - Thank, Baron Berton. I will never have the same force as a man, so my training has been addressed in other directions from the very beginning.
I still remember some special lessons my tutor gave me in Milan, something he called "water dance" but I don't know which is the origin of this name. He traveled so much in his life...

She laughed and then she added - For the true, I felt me really like in plaster during the last campaign, due to iron armors.
I believe you are more used to this and you could teach me how to avoid this feeling. I will greatly appreciate.

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 26 December, 2013, 07:31:11 PM
- For the true, I felt me really like in plaster during the last campaign, due to iron armors.
I believe you are more used to this and you could teach me how to avoid this feeling. I will greatly appreciate.

"Just turtles feel really comfortable wearing plates. As for attack weapons: we were born with no horns on the head, little teeth, nearly inoffensive nails. We need steel exstensions to compensate our weak natural equipment, and lot of time to learn how to use them at best. Then human fight is filled with lot of surprises, you have to know hundreds of different tactics to use about ten and avoid ninety"

Later in courtyard Berton handled his sword in a strange manner: right hand on the hilt, left hand near the edge.

"That comes from stick fight. Being careful for your fingers, the center of a blade handled this way can stop any slash over knees line, even the most powerful. A strong defence, but no way to hit your opponent, apparently. Well, now try a descending cut on my head. As you can see, after the parade a little twist is enough to pierce your face or your chest. Best to know, even if you won't use, to avoid terrible mistakes" .

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 28 December, 2013, 11:07:55 AM
Later, Giulia drove Baron Berton into the courtyard in front of the armory of the castle.
The day was little windy but not really cold, since the sky was clear.

"That comes from stick fight. Being careful for your fingers, the center of a blade handled this way can stop any slash over knees line, even the most powerful. A strong defence, but no way to hit your opponent, apparently. Well, now try a descending cut on my head. As you can see, after the parade a little twist is enough to pierce your face or your chest. Best to know, even if you won't use, to avoid terrible mistakes" .

Giulia listened carefully, serious in face, Berton's words, looking at the way he was keeping his famous sword.  Then she smiled gently  - It's really interesting, Baron Berton. Well, I can try...
She pause for a short while then added laughing - But have mercy on me, please.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 28 December, 2013, 01:59:18 PM
Giulia listened carefully, serious in face, Berton's words, looking at the way he was keeping his famous sword.  Then she smiled gently  - It's really interesting, Baron Berton. Well, I can try...
She pause for a short while then added laughing - But have mercy on me, please.
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Berton too had a laugh "Don't worry, Countess, it's just for training. After that we are going to try some other unconventional tactics"

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Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach / Visit at Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 28 December, 2013, 04:10:56 PM
"Don't worry, Countess, it's just for training. After that we are going to try some other unconventional tactics"

Giulia smiled looking him into his eyes, then she turned her glance around somehow absently.
Offhand she tried the suggested shot, taking care don't be too much unbalanced forward, but...
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 28 December, 2013, 05:49:35 PM
...the twist of Berton's blade from an horizontal line protecting his head to a diagonal line driving the  edge to a deadly hit was nealry impossible to avoid.

" So you see - he said - how such mostly defensive pose become suddendly lethal, for an overconfident opponent not knowing how easyly it can be turned in an attack. Now we will exchange roles. Use the simple two handed parade on my side slashes, and the "secret attack" after a parade over you head. You should find that quite easy to do"

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 29 December, 2013, 09:48:51 PM
"So you see - he said - how such mostly defensive pose become suddendly lethal, for an overconfident opponent not knowing how easyly it can be turned in an attack. Now we will exchange roles. Use the simple two handed parade on my side slashes, and the "secret attack" after a parade over you head. You should find that quite easy to do"

Giulia tried herself and smiling she said - An amazing shot, Baron Berton.
And now?

She laughed and added - Forgive me, I'm always so curious.  
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 30 December, 2013, 12:08:35 AM
She laughed and added - Forgive me, I'm always so curious.

"Ok, let move to something more useful. That one can't be used very often, when facing experienced opponents. An approach to special actions of "close play", maybe?"

"Best to avoid the brutal strenght contrast that too often seems the natural outcome of parades. We have several manners to exit from such situations. One choice is simply by catching opponent's blade by your left hand. A catch near or on the hilf is good to stop his movements but, when possible, I prefer catching near cutting edge. Best leverage to force the sword where you want. Then it's more unexpectded, as it seems very dangerous for your fingers; but such risk is minimal when the wire can't properly move to cut, and falls to zero if you wear good gloves"

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 30 December, 2013, 01:16:33 PM
"Ok, let move to something more useful. That one can't be used very often, when facing experienced opponents. An approach to special actions of "close play", maybe?"

Giulia nodded at those words.

"Best to avoid the brutal strenght contrast that too often seems the natural outcome of parades. We have several manners to exit from such situations. One choice is simply by catching opponent's blade by your left hand. A catch near or on the hilf is good to stop his movements but, when possible, I prefer catching near cutting edge. Best leverage to force the sword where you want.
Then it's more unexpectded, as it seems very dangerous for your fingers; but such risk is minimal when the wire can't properly move to cut, and falls to zero if you wear good gloves"

Giulia looked at his hands for a while, then she replied - Let me see, Baron Berton. Then I will try.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 30 December, 2013, 06:15:01 PM
Giulia looked at his hands for a while, then she replied - Let me see, Baron Berton. Then I will try.


Fine - said Berton -I'll show that step by step in low motion. Of course real action must be very quick.
We are going to take a typical crossed swords position, sort of St. Andrew cross between us. My left hand leaves the hilf and springs up to catch your blade, near the edge. Maybe my fingers will be scratched a bit, but who cares? Holding your blade's egde firmly,  I can easyly pull it backard on your right side. Now I have free way to make three things in short time. A globe hit on your face, to have you stunned a bit, an optional  sowing cut on your neck or on left shoulder moving my arm backward, and finally the edge hit fit to close the game.  Each hit was light like a butterfly
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 30 December, 2013, 08:48:59 PM
Fine, I'll show that step by step in low motion. Of course real action must be very quick.
We are going to take a typical crossed swords position, sort of St. Andrew cross between us.
My left hand leaves the hilf and springs up to catch your blade, near the edge. Maybe my fingers will be scratched a bit, but who cares? Holding your blade's egde firmly,  I can easyly pull it backard on your right side. Now I have free way to make three things in short time. A globe hit on your face, to have you stunned a bit, an optional  sowing cut on your neck or on left shoulder moving my arm backward, and finally the edge hit fit to close the game.  

Giulia was a little surprised in looking at that shots, indeed she was not used to take the sword's edge by her hands.
It seems like an unusual dance, Berton. May you repeat again? Then I will try to execute more quickly - she said, more and more careful to his teachings.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 30 December, 2013, 10:33:11 PM
It seems like an unusual dance, Berton. May you repeat again? Then I will try to execute more quickly - she said, more and more careful to his teachings.

No problem, Lady Giulia - he answered - That's very strange if you're used to fight with shield, less for people preferring two handled weapons, like me. Such style has a nearly opposit way to solve the problem of self protection. Kill quickly and steal your time, instead of wait and see. Of course, nobody could say "it works every time", but I'd say "it works most of times".
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 02 January, 2014, 10:32:33 PM
We're gonna repeat the exercise another time. Mind that. Wearing good gloves the risk is minimal. But the choice of time is the key point. Nobody could safely catch opponent's blade, when it's moving. You can do that just in the very short time when it's stopped by your parade.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 04 January, 2014, 08:56:29 PM
No problem, Lady Giulia - he answered - That's very strange if you're used to fight with shield, less for people preferring two handled weapons, like me. Such style has a nearly opposit way to solve the problem of self protection. Kill quickly and steal your time, instead of wait and see. Of course, nobody could say "it works every time", but I'd say "it works most of times".

We're gonna repeat the exercise another time. Mind that. Wearing good gloves the risk is minimal. But the choice of time is the key point. Nobody could safely catch opponent's blade, when it's moving. You can do that just in the very short time when it's stopped by your parade.

Indeed, I'm more used to have the shield too. Two handled weapons are in general a bit too much heavy for my taste, definitely I prefer to inflict more damage by cutting, rather than by the weight itself.
The blade not moving? Sure, I see -  then Giulia laughed and added - No shied and a sharp knife, a really good mix for speed and dexterity.
But I'm afraid that a Knight of Montesa might disapprove such a weapon type.


Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 04 January, 2014, 10:52:46 PM
It seems like an unusual dance, Berton. May you repeat again? Then I will try to execute more quickly - she said, more and more careful to his teachings.
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Of course, Countess. Pay attemption to choice of time and sword position. Don't try such trick when you can't do it at the best.Other approaches are available, some more comfortable, or more effective when situation is just a bit different said Berton repeating the exercise.






Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 06 January, 2014, 07:13:34 PM
Don't try such trick when you can't do it at the best.Other approaches are available, some more comfortable, or more effective when situation is just a bit different.

Giulia smiled in repeating again the shot - It seems I would need some more time. Other approaches, Berton?
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 06 January, 2014, 11:16:43 PM
Giulia smiled in repeating again the shot - It seems I would need some more time. Other approaches, Berton?

Yes. Something more fit for you, even not wearing gloves. But we need a bit of immagination to make it run properly. Now you are a giant northern warrior - said Berton roaring like a bear - used to overrun everything furiously. I am you - here he flapped gently his eyelashes - and barely I stopped your sword by a desperate parade.  Roar please, for better immersion. You, as giant, push me to solve the fight by weight and strenght. I could try a knee hit between your legs, of course, but that is nearly obvious.
So look at that. I use my left hand to push your right shoulder from rear, sliding a bit on my left side.
Just a gentle push, added to your energy, and now I look your backbone. And you die.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 10 January, 2014, 01:12:23 PM
Yes. Something more fit for you, even not wearing gloves. But we need a bit of immagination to make it run properly. Now you are a giant northern warrior - said Berton roaring like a bear - used to overrun everything furiously. I am you - here he flapped gently his eyelashes - and barely I stopped your sword by a desperate parade.  Roar please, for better immersion. You, as giant, push me to solve the fight by weight and strenght. I could try a knee hit between your legs, of course, but that is nearly obvious.
So look at that. I use my left hand to push your right shoulder from rear, sliding a bit on my left side.
Just a gentle push, added to your energy, and now I look your backbone. And you die.


Giulia laughed amused due the imitation of Berton, then she tried the shot, though she was still a bit distracted by the scene's funniness.

After fully recovered control of herself, looking at the Constable she said in a more serious tone - I have a question far more important, Baron Berton, did you never occurred your weapon shattered? What would be better in these cases?


Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 10 January, 2014, 02:54:00 PM
After fully recovered control of herself, looking at the Constable she said in a more serious tone - I have a question far more important, Baron Berton, did you never occurred your weapon shattered? What would be better in these cases?

Berton shaked his head "Never experienced that by real, Countess, I just faced the risk once.  Best thing, of course, is prevention by having dayly care of your weapons. But Brother Jacques, my first master, trained me for that too. No reason to throw away the remaining part, if still fit in any way for your defence.  Most of time a broken sword is better than an empty hand to try a parade, as example.
But when totally unarmed, if you can't flee, close the range and use wrestling; it's more effective than fists against an armoured opponent. At close range just the knife is really effective, longer weapons haven't enough room to work properly. Make a key on articulations of the armed arm of your opponent to reverse the situation. Not easy, but better than waiting for death"

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Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 11 January, 2014, 08:06:59 PM
"Never experienced that by real, Countess, I just faced the risk once.  Best thing, of course, is prevention by having dayly care of your weapons."

Giulia nodded at those words, seriously.

"But Brother Jacques, my first master, trained me for that too. No reason to throw away the remaining part, if still fit in any way for your defence.  Most of time a broken sword is better than an empty hand to try a parade, as example.
But when totally unarmed, if you can't flee, close the range and use wrestling; it's more effective than fists against an armoured opponent. At close range just the knife is really effective, longer weapons haven't enough room to work properly. Make a key on articulations of the armed arm of your opponent to reverse the situation. Not easy, but better than waiting for death"

After pondering for a while, she added - I agree, Baron Berton. I surely would prefer a sharp knife. Please, let me see, the key on articulation you are talking about.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 12 January, 2014, 12:03:03 AM
After pondering for a while, she added - I agree, Baron Berton. I surely would prefer a sharp knife. Please, let me see, the key on articulation you are talking about.

Very well, Countess - said Berton -the basic of this wrestling style is really simple. Any articulation is a weak point of human body, when his free movement become impossible. Hold my right hand, or my right pulse, using your right hand. At the same time, press on my right elbow by your left hand. My only choice is to fall on ground to avoid severe damages. Same concept works if your attack has another articular target.

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 14 January, 2014, 04:42:49 PM
Very well, Countess - said Berton -the basic of this wrestling style is really simple. Any articulation is a weak point of human body, when his free movement become impossible.
Hold my right hand, or my right pulse, using your right hand. At the same time, press on my right elbow by your left hand. My only choice is to fall on ground to avoid severe damages.
Same concept works if your attack has another articular target.


Giulia smiled, a flash of irony in the eyes looking at the ground. It was wet, sprinkled in some point by some almost melted snow.
In trying the key she replied - However, I figure you don't want to fall to the ground, isn't it?
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 14 January, 2014, 05:06:28 PM
 However, I figure you don't want to fall to the ground, isn't it?

Not my best wish, Lady,  stop the action mid way, please  - said Berton .
 Well, I see you got the point with that - added shortly later massaging his right elbow.



Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 14 January, 2014, 06:31:04 PM
Giulia laughed amused - May we have a break, Baron Berton?
I would be glad to show you the stable. I didn't thank you enough until now for your gift.

She paused for a while, then she added smiling - The male horse saved me from King's wrath... I was quite late in the first battle for Frisia, few days ago, Baron Berton.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 14 January, 2014, 11:13:44 PM
Giulia laughed amused - May we have a break, Baron Berton?
I would be glad to show you the stable. I didn't thank you enough until now for your gift.

She paused for a while, then she added smiling - The male horse saved me from King's wrath... I was quite late in the first battle for Frisia, few days ago, Baron Berton.

Berton laughed loudly "Harald's wrath is nearly legend, but I can't figure him really angry with you.  If it happens it's just theater, believe me. That said, a break to visit your stables seems excelllent to me."

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 16 January, 2014, 10:36:43 AM
"Harald's wrath is nearly legend, but I can't figure him really angry with you. 
If it happens it's just theater, believe me. That said, a break to visit your stables seems excellent to me."


Giulia laughed in turn  - Maybe... a good theater, indeed - and laughed again.
  Sometimes it seems his eyes are flashing as those of his god of lightning.
But, he named me Lioness of Flanders, so he is aware that I am not exactly a sweet kitten...

More seriously, she added  - However, I have the freedom I need to have. In this respect he is really a wise King and I have just to thank him for this.

Giulia took the cloak that a servant handed her and motioned Berton to follow her.

While walking she said - We are waiting for a foal in later spring, from Auster, the arabic male you gifted me. My doubts are still how to mate the female instead, I remember your warnings about.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 20 January, 2014, 01:04:45 AM
 We are waiting for a foal in later spring, from Auster, the arabic male you gifted me. My doubts are still how to mate the female instead, I remember your warnings about.

Congratulations to Auster, an it's wife - said Berton - About the female a bit of caution is welcome. But don't exceed. It seemed a good brood bitch, able to start a new race with a competent aid.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 02 February, 2014, 05:53:39 PM
They came to the stables. Auster welcomed the arrival of Giulia with a neigh.
Giulia smiled, it was a splendid specimen and sometimes she was still amazed by his speed to gallop.
He had a precise temperament. He let she caress him, in fact, but he seemed restless.
Giulia looked at Baron Berton - He seems a bit restless, as if he needed to move. The last few days he has been closed indeed... - smiled and added - Would do you like to ride in the area here around? I'm sure Felipe would appreciate, too.

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Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 02 February, 2014, 06:38:16 PM
Would do you like to ride in the area here around? I'm sure Felipe would appreciate, too.

Berton bowed smiling "Sure, it will, and you don't know how much. Felipe seems to think that horses are just fat lazy dogs, easy to beat on the mile lenght. It hasn't the same endurance on the long run, anyway"
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 02 February, 2014, 10:51:12 PM
"Sure, it will, and you don't know how much. Felipe seems to think that horses are just fat lazy dogs, easy to beat on the mile lenght. It hasn't the same endurance on the long run, anyway"



Giulia laughed, amused. She beckoned to a stableboy to saddle the horses, and said - We could go along the Rhine river, this will distract  Felipe from his race run, definitely. There will be other things to look around for him.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 02 February, 2014, 11:15:34 PM
 We could go along the Rhine river, this will distract  Felipe from his race run, definitely. There will be other things to look around for him.


Berton shaked his shoulders. "Wo knows? If it will sniff a female dog around, we won't see Felipe for long time. Otherwise it will circle around horses to defy them. Listen to me, if that happens and someone is so silly to bet, place your money for Felipe winner"



Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 03 February, 2014, 09:29:15 PM



Giulia burst into a silvery laught - I will not miss, Baron Berton.
"Wo knows? If it will sniff a female dog around, we won't see Felipe for long time. Otherwise it will circle around horses to defy them. Listen to me, if that happens and someone is so silly to bet, place your money for Felipe winner"

Giulia burst into a silvery laughter - I will not miss, Baron Berton.

Then she smiled to herself, thinking how this little joke was proving the affection of Baron for his dog.
Instinctively, she stroked Auster.

Slowly they came out through the Rhine gate, leaving Andernach behind, just a small escort with them since the period was so uncertain, but, by the true, utterly useless.

A couple of turns and then the road was proceeding straight up to the river. Auster was restless and Giulia left him to go at full gallop.
Just the time to turn back and tell to Baron - Come on, please, Baron Berton.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 03 February, 2014, 11:29:15 PM
Come on, please, Baron Berton.


I'm doing my best, against an excellent  horse with less weight to carry, my slim Lady - said Berton loosing slowly ground - I should eat lot less, maybe. But look how much Felipe is amused; it's your real opponent in this race.

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 06 February, 2014, 08:39:01 PM
I'm doing my best, against an excellent  horse with less weight to carry, my slim Lady I should eat lot less, maybe. But look how much Felipe is amused; it's your real opponent in this race.


They were almost to the river bank and Giulia slowed  Auster.
She turned smiling towards Berton - Let him believe he won!
She looked back at Felipe watching the water and added, laughing - As long as he didn't think about doing a swimming race now...

Then she came up and asked suddenly - Where do you have  spent your life until now Baron Berton?
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 07 February, 2014, 12:03:57 AM
Where do you have  spent your life until now Baron Berton?

That's a large question, my Lady - answered Berton - In my early years I never left spanish lands, but I started my life as a dropped baby in a little abbey. My parents could have beem from everywhere, and my expected doom was to become a monk. But when adult I was admitted as Knight of Montesa, by the Great Master Jordi de Tossa. When he died I moved to Brugge, following a suggestion of Harald: he was just a merchant, my best buyer, at this time. My season as flemish woodman and soldier was the starting point both for a moderate wellness, as well as fighter. I did alone half the work when the kingdom conquered his first stone mine, and short later I was the only one frome here to defended Milan. Then back to my supposed native land, where I had unexpected career and honours, after some time spent for training outboard. The geneneral picture is that.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 15 February, 2014, 12:22:37 PM
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Giulia nodded in smiling a bit ironically  - Harald, yes, I know.
Well, a good eventful life your one, Baron Berton.

She paused for a while then she added -
I still remember the first time we meet in Milano. There is some mystery also in my childhood, too.
Sometimes I would like to come back to try to discover a little more about, but I'm worried any trace is almost completely lost.

She shrugged her shoulders and got down from the horse. There was some snow all around. She smiled and turned to the Baron, she was aware that weather wasn't the most comfortable for him but... - It's wonderful, isn't?

 
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 15 February, 2014, 11:13:53 PM
-  It's wonderful, isn't?

Berton managed to dismount and reached  the lady "Wonderful? - he answered - It's mostly an echanted wiew. I could die happy today, having seen that with you. But don't ask me to make a swim in the river, otherwise the previous statement will be real for sure".

Then he started to make a snow puppet "Milan, yes. Hard to figure how the novel I wrote for the city's festival could be related to your life. I knew two more people of your family. One is dead in Valencia, the other one... lived in Rome. No news from him since long time"
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 16 February, 2014, 10:10:09 PM
"Wonderful?  It's mostly an enchanted view. I could die happy today, having seen that with you. But don't ask me to make a swim in the river, otherwise the previous statement will be real for sure".

Giulia burst in a silvery laugh and replied - No, don't mind, Baron Berton. I would never ask such a trial even to the most valiant Aragona's knight...  - she paused and then added smiling - that is, You. Sure, spring will be a more proper season. We will see.

"Milan, yes. Hard to figure how the novel I wrote for the city's festival could be related to your life. I knew two more people of your family. One is dead in Valencia, the other one... lived in Rome. No news from him since long time"

Giulia pondered for a while - Indeed, but my decision to move in Flanders was already took at that time.
While her hands were started to help in modelling snow, she added - I met the former Academy director of Valencia few times, in Milano and in Cagliari, but he didn't know nothing about me. Probably, our family ties were too weak.... On the other side, I never met the one you mention from Rome.
Sometime I feel the need to come back in Milano, looking for some traces, but the ancient churches were demolished and new pagan ones rebuilt at their place. I really don't know where to ask for.

Her glance lost far away,  gloomy and thoughtful for a while, when a memory from her past resurfaced to her mind: a man playing with her in the snow in building a puppet, the mountains quite close to them, more closer than in Milano - Where  was I with my father? Where was I born, then? - she murmured.

She shook her head and smiling again to the Baron said - May we call him the glace knight, the lord protector of the river?
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 17 February, 2014, 11:49:06 PM
She shook her head and smiling again to the Baron said - May we call him the glace knight, the lord protector of the river?

Berton watched the snow puppet " Nice name. it just look a bit fat, or at least it's bottom side is too large for a fighter"

An istant later they both were submerged by snow. Felipe had started its artiscical contribution excavating the white fun thing.


Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 18 February, 2014, 12:16:10 PM
"Nice name. it just look a bit fat, or at least it's bottom side is too large for a fighter"

Giulia didn't have time to smile for the joke that she was found herself quite submerged in snow.

For a moment she was puzzled, then she laughed - Oh, Felipe! We are completely soaked.

Then, completely forgetting to be the Duchess of Andernach, she took some snow and threw it against the Baron. She smiled looking straight into his eyes and then turned in search of shelter.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 18 February, 2014, 11:09:59 PM
Astonished by unexpected events, Berton was slow in return shot, hopelessy short and out of target.
High close fight skills don't make a good launcher.

So he had a laugh and catched the head of snow puppet " Traitors both two, the hunt begins"

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 19 February, 2014, 09:01:50 PM
"Traitors Both two, the hunt begins"

 Giulia laughed, amused. Baron didn't seem really angry, but she  picked up some snow again and ran fast towards a group of   birch trees in search of some shelter. Not that the shelter was so sure, but the trees grew very close and some skill was needed  to move around.
 
"Not yet the time to ask for mercy, Baron Berton" - she said with a gently smile.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 20 February, 2014, 01:43:57 PM
"Not yet the time to ask for mercy, Baron Berton" - she said with a gently smile.

The oversized snowball of Berton was perfect for the tactical situation.
A launch aimed very high drove to sort of storm, as the snowball exploded hitting a birch and more snow drooped down from the tree.
"Revenge" hurled amused Berton, starting the run on exposed ground.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 21 February, 2014, 10:38:02 PM
"Revenge"

Berton's move disoriented Gulia a little, for a while she saw nothing but snow...
So she laughed amused - Good tactic, Baron Berton.
Then she took some other snow from the ground and tried to hit him again, but the trees that were supposed tp protect her were also an obstacle. She walked further inside birch trees, curious to see what  his next move would be.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 21 February, 2014, 11:20:38 PM
Concealed by some tree, Berton started to craft another giant snowball, to repeat the trick and gain safely more ground.

Maybe that could have worked, but he didn't considered another danger: Felipe!

The dog discovered him quickly, making lot of noise and starting a cheerful fight against its master.
It thought something like "More fun on lady's side in such game"
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 01 March, 2014, 07:00:34 PM
Giulia laughed merrily for the unexpected help that Felipe was providing her - Ah, Felipe. This is not fair to your master!
She moved a few steps without completely exit the shelter of the trees.
A shudder seized her. She looked at the sky, suddenly cloudy, and approached them more - Felipe, stop. I think it's better that we return back, Baron Berton, before we will be really submerged by snow.
She held out her hand, as if to be forgiven for the unusual challenge. Then she smiled gently - Come, please.
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 01 March, 2014, 11:17:45 PM
 Come, please.

Berton watched the sky too, then made an assentment's sign by head.
"Good idea, the little dark traitor and me had enough snow for ages, today"

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 02 March, 2014, 10:35:57 AM
"Good idea, the little dark traitor and me had enough snow for ages, today"

Giulia laughed softly, amused by the disappointment of the Baron to Felipe. Then she added with a smile -  I will try to get your forgiveness.

Then, they returned to the castle in the early afternoon, just before it starts snowing heavily.
Entered the great room and freed by cloaks, Giulia sat on a high-backed chair nearby the fireplace, motioning the Baron to sit down in turn.

Promptly a servant brought them some hot spiced wine and some fruit preserved in honey. She needed to warm up after all the time spent outside and smiled in satisfaction feeling the heat of the fire and the warmth infused by wine.
She turned her glance to the Baron and asked - What are your plans for the future, Baron Berton?
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 03 March, 2014, 10:43:22 PM
- What are your plans for the future, Baron Berton?

Berton was silent for long time, watching into his cup of wine as it were a deep shaft.

When he answered, ha said by a phantom's voice " I search the answer since months. Now I'm an almost well known knight, but it's a fame earned as widows maker. I had to defeat people better than me in batlles without glory, where defendants had no hope. Sometimes I think that better thing I could make is stopping death carriers like me, or leave swordplaying for luteplaying"
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 04 March, 2014, 10:55:28 PM
After her question to the Baron, Giulia turned her glance to the fireplace, her attention attracted by the crackling of  burning wood. After a while, she realized his silence and looked up to him again .
She saw him silent, as lost in distant memories. She waited in silence, too, without pressing in any way. Already other times she had seen that look in warriors long hardened by many battles.

Readily the image of her tutor resurfaced to her mind,  the hardness of his face and the precision with which he handled the sword when he trained her, as well as the relax with great relief on his face when he put it down, taking back his beloved books.

"I search the answer since months. Now I'm an almost well known knight, but it's a fame earned as widows maker. I had to defeat people better than me in batlles without glory, where defendants had no hope. Sometimes I think that better thing I could make is stopping death carriers like me, or leave swordplaying for luteplaying"

The next words didn't amazed her. She didn't made any comment, she didn't even know if it was really an answer to her question.
Gently she smiled and said - I see, Baron Berton. The west wing of the castle is at your disposal if you want to stay here a few days. Don't feel obliged to any duty of hospitality, nobody will disturb you if you would like.
The music has almost magical powers of the human soul and even your pen would surely be glad to rush fast on scrolls.

Then she motioned to a servant to bring her lyre  and began to play without waiting for any answer, giving him time for himself.

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 07 March, 2014, 10:38:43 PM
Gently she smiled and said - I see, Baron Berton. The west wing of the castle is at your disposal if you want to stay here a few days. Don't feel obliged to any duty of hospitality, nobody will disturb you if you would like.
The music has almost magical powers of the human soul and even your pen would surely be glad to rush fast on scrolls.

Then she motioned to a servant to bring her lyre  and began to play without waiting for any answer, giving him time for himself.
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Great - wispered Berton - I really need some rest, and traveling during snowstorms isn't one of my best wishes.

Then he closed his eyes to enjoy the music.

On the opposit, Felipe Ignacio Domingo opened its ears as bat's wings to listen better.

Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 09 March, 2014, 06:44:59 PM
Great - wispered Berton - I really need some rest, and traveling during snowstorms isn't one of my best wishes.

Giulia smiled gently hearing his answer and seeing him close his eyes. She played for a long time, also lost in her thoughts, as affected by Baron's words, just a nod to Meinsent who had approached to accompany her in playing with the flute.
The music was a little sad, while her memory runs at very past battles, at those just passed, at those will arrive probably in the next future.
She thought  those who she had lost long ago or more recently, to those who she had turned away, deliberately or not... imperceptibly she shook her head, a hint of sadness in her eyes, though she knew it has been the right choice... she sought the glance of the young girl and knew she understood - It's getting late, Meinsent, go ahead. Erelong I will join you in my chambers.

A  servant came, silently as a shadow, to change the spark plugs and rekindle the fire, while Giulia had begun to play again, more slowly. She smiled and said softly, watching Felipe - You seem to appreciate the music, indeed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfbuP40bpiU
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: (RIP) Berton Berton on 19 March, 2014, 01:24:39 AM
She smiled and said softly, watching Felipe - You seem to appreciate the music, indeed.

Berton had a laugh "Here you're surely the winner, Lady. When I blow in my horn Felipe seems desperate and starts to howl. Well, it's time to rest a bit. Recall me to show you some simple training practice, tomorrow in the morning"
Title: Re: Visita ad Andernach
Post by: Giulia Aldobrandeschi on 22 March, 2014, 10:23:04 PM
"Here you're surely the winner, Lady. When I blow in my horn Felipe seems desperate and starts to howl. Well, it's time to rest a bit. Recall me to show you some simple training practice, tomorrow in the morning"

Giulia smiled gently and nodded. She stroked Felipe for a while, the she added - I will don't miss to remind you, Baron Berton. In few days I will need to come in Brugge, but we have still some time.