Oh LDP….I remember everything now. Thanks to those who have helped me. I found out that Dracula aka Dj is my cousin lmao. I was not expecting to find family here honestly. Drac and Amy are letting me crash with them since they are leaving on a trip.
I don’t like depending on people so where’s the best place to live? I want to live where all the COOL AND FUN are.
Is there a bar where everybody knows your name? Is anyone up for drinks later?
They could and did occupy both provinces. So why they chose to withdraw from their new acquisitions?
Bogdan has agreed to end the war. After the Battle of Borzesti, where the Hungarians had defeated the joint Crimean and Moldavian forces, and Bogdan had lost his eye, his army had fled to Bacau. Here he received troubling reports, the Polish army was approaching. Bogdan went out to meet the polish commanders and royal representatives under the banner of a white flag. After a surprisingly short exchange, peace was achieved. After another lengthier discussion, another deal was struck. A wedding between Elizabeth Jagiellon to be held in the border town of Kolomyja, Poland, in early July. With this wedding, a defensive alliance is struck between Bogdan and King Wladyslaw III. Perhaps Bogdan had heard troubling reports about Wallachians lingering in southern Moldavia that had convinced him of the necessity in his change of heart. Regardless, he sends word to his crimean allies and his Wallachian "allies" that peace had been achieved and that their presence in Wallachia was no longer necessary.
A lavish wedding ceremony is held between Bogdan and Elizabeth. In attendance is Wladyslaw and the majority of the major figures of his various courts. Also attending is Grand Duke Sigismund of Lithuania. When Elizabeth leaves with her new husband back to Moldavia, she brings with her the majority of her court polish court followers. Also accompanying her, is 100 polish soldiers and 100 hungarian soldiers sworn to protect polish princess. These soldiers are nominally a "gift" to Bogdan, however in reality they answer to Elizabeth (While we may be quick to forgive Bogdan for his aggression, we are not quick to forget or trust him.)
> And when the band plays "Hail to the chief",
> Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,
> It ain't me, it ain't me,
> I ain't no senator's son, son.
> It ain't me, it ain't me;
> I ain't no fortunate one, no
Raising men, kicking ass
I trust this courier finds you healthy and well. Ill tidings from your realm have graced my halls and I pray everyday to the Saints Stefano and Michael that you are preserved in your reign.
While enmity has mired relations between our houses, it remains frivolous to continue our conflict between my house and your cadet branch. The continued violence, political and otherwise, is not productive for either of our great realms, nor christendom in the south of Europe.
It is in this interest, and with the continued growth of my suzerain lord, the Sultan of the Ottoman turk, that I implore you to surrender your claim both to any supremacy over the lineage of Vlad Draculesti, or the provinces of Tecuci, Corvului, Tutova, and Ismail.
This Duchy of South Moldavia should be re-organized into a title held by the foremost heir of Vlad Draculesti, founder of the Order of the Dragon, Champion of the Christians of Europe, and bastion of the south. Truly no greater heir can be found casting about in the halls of your court. Such a title can only fall to my son, Radu Vodă the Younger.
This realm should only pass out of your gracious hands upon your abdication and should your son Bogdan continue his fathers role of maintaining enmity between our two great branches, further violence should be avoided.
This communique remains but an entreatment of your grace to see sense and stability in south Europe, that such poorly managed provinces in the south west of your realm should pass: not to petty boyars scattered across the Carpathia, but to the able hand of my son Radu.
In return the crown of Wallachia will gladly recognize the full and legitimate cadetship of the house Basarab, as party to the legacy of Vlad I.
I eagerly await your reply and I hope only that my message has received you in continued health.
Glory to God for all things.
Dated December 12th, 1499. Signed and dispatched from the halls of Târgoviște at the pleasure of Radu IV, King of Wallachia, Pasha of the Northern Borders, Ban of Dambovita, Prahova, Vlasca, and Ilfov, Grandmaster of the Order of the Dragon, Master of the Olt and of the Danube.
The Rule of Voivode Stephen III of Moldavia is in its closing chapter. In the last few years he has orchestrated the freedom of Moldavia from Polish rule, and within the past year revoking his tribute to the Ottoman Empire.
Moldavia is free to forge its own path, yet the Principality faces troubles. Stephen IIIs Heath is ailing. His son, Bogdan, has taken up some of the princely duties his father can no longer carry out yet he is not quite the caliber of man his father was.
Facing pressure from the powers in the region and possible instability should Stephens Health deteriorate further, the future of Moldavia is uncertain.
Might form Romania and get the achievement first before forming Ruthenia. However Romanian and Ruthenian ideas are pretty similar, and given I’m super behind in ideas Ruthenian ideas have more immediate benefit.