Quest A Tale of Extreme Focus, A CKII Quest set in ???

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Arlos

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It is the year 1886, the Great game is played by the Leading nations of the world and the scramble for Africa is in full swing, it is a time of ambition and glory both. It is this year in a country of the old continent of Europe, that a seemingly normal boy is born to a small, unnoticeable family. There are millions like him and in this day and age, he would most likely live his life unnoticed by all, to be forgotten by history.
But is that really the case? Is he truly one amongst the the faceless mass? Who knows, mayhap fate has some others plan for him.

But Where is this boy from?
[]The United Kingdom
[]The Third French Republic
[]The Empire of Germany
[]The Kingdom of Italy
[]The Kingdom of Spain
[]The Empire of Austria-Hungary




Note from QM: Alright, Here we go again, Hopefully this time I manage to stick to my quest grrrrr.
A few things to note;
First of all, this may look like OTL, and taste like it but it's not and is actually another setting, I'll be dropping clues on which one, so up to you to find out! (though I will be modifying things a bit)
Second things, you guys actually have a superpower, sort of, you basically have the CK2-ish systems, even though you character won't notice it, others people will notice the sheer focus you have on the stuff you are working on, that also means advisor(if you have any) will not give you extra actions(as they don't have your "superpower") but instead add bonus to your rolls.
Third things, you guys will not be ruling a country, if only because your QM here doesn't trust himself with the mechanics involved just yet.(Sorry ;))
Turn will be 6 years until you are 18, then 2 years.

Note 2: Just to inform all my players that I have not, in fact, studied Austria-hungary and the time period in a professional fashion, so there may be mistake and I may take liberties with some of the stuff I am unsure about.
 
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Character sheet

Filip Kowalski Born in 1886, Currently 18 years old and single.

Martial: 20+7 =27
Diplomacy : 15+8=23
Stewardship: 16+10= 26
Learning: 20+9=29
Piety:16+4=20
Intrigue: 11+4=15
Personal combat: 19+11= 30

Trait:

Talented:
+1 to all stats, +5 to all rolls - None can deny that Filip was born with great mental and physical endowment.
Natural fighter: +3 personal combat +5 to combat rolls- Fighting come as easy as breathing to Filip; he know where and when to strike to attain victory in an instinctual manner.
Leader of Men: +2 Martial +1 Personal combat +5 to all rolls for troops fighting alongside you- Filip engraved into his bone the art of leading men into battle since his childhood, it has become one of the pillar that make him who he is.
Gregarious: +2 Diplomacy +1 Intrigue - The Art of living into a group, with all it entail.
Mathematical genius: +3 learning +2 Stewardship+1 Martial +5 to rolls involving Mathematics- "Mathematics is the queen of science, and arithmetic the queen of mathematics." by Carl Friedrich Gauss.
Skilled writer: +1 Learning +1 Diplomacy + 1 Intrigue +5 to writing action. while Filip is no master of the pen, he is competent enough that he could publish books of academical interest.
Graduated with Honor: +1 to all stats. Filip graduated at the top of his school, with honors.
Herculean body +5 Personal combat +1 Diplomacy +30 To health and fertility rolls +10 to rolls when interacting with the opposite gender. Filip has clearly inherited a body similar to an Hercules, destined for heroic battle against numerous foes, his natural strength is incredible.
Ruggedly handsome +2 Diplomacy +10 to fertility rolls+ 5 to rolls when interacting with the opposite gender. Being Handsome is always an advantage, no matter what some people may say
Master Organizer +3 Stewardship +1 Martial +10 to logistics and organization rolls +2 actions. Filip has mastered the art of organization, be it work, supply or budget, few can equal him in this field and he can be considered one the pioneer.
Well-learned +2 Learning +1 Stewardship +1 Martial. As a result of his effort, dedication, and talents, Filip has a deep pool of motley to call from, helping him in many aspects of life.
Proponent of industry +2 Stewardship + 1 Learning. The work done by Filip on the subject of industry has earned him a place amongst the minds that revolutionized industrial work.
Pious +2 Piety Bonus to interaction with certain characters. Filip time spent in the Church has strengthened his faith and will.
Hatred of Marxism +1 Martial +1 Personal Combat -2 Diplomacy against Marxist. The repeated attack against his parents by communist has nurtured a growing hatred for marxist in Filip.


Money: 1 599 964 Krones.


Fame:

Austria-Hungary (450/500)(Currently Recognized)
World Fame (0/500)(Currently Recognized)

Knowledge:

Taylorism(Filipp version)
Kowalskism(proto-Taylorism)
Advanced mathematics(Graduate Level)

Languages:
Perfect Polish
Perfect German
Perfect Hungarian
Basic Czech Language knowledge
 
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Ah well, not a lot of people.
Vote closed anyways.
I'll try to let you guys rolls, give me 7d20 for;
Martial
Diplomacy
Stewardship
Learning
Piety
Intrigue
Personal combat

1D100 for a birth rolls.
and 1D100 for Ethnicity within the Empire.
1-23: Germans
24-42: Hungarian
43-54: Czech
55-65: polish
66-74: Ruthenian
75-81: Romanian
82-93: Serbo-Croat
94-97: Slovak
98-99: Slovene
100:Italian.
 

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rolled a 7d20, ended up with a martial char, want that result or wait for 7 more people to roll?
20 +3 +17 +4 +2 +8 +17
 
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I rolled a die need to head to work soon so I can't keep an eye on the rolls. mybe if no one else comes we can roll the rest tomorrow.
 
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Here's what I got:
13, 13, 20, 14, 14, 11, and 19. Can we assign where the points go or is the first roll for martial, second roll for diplomacy, and so on? Cause if so, then here are the the results.
Martial: 13
Diplomacy :13
Stewardship: 20
Learning: 14
Piety:14
Intrigue: 11
Personal combat: 19
 

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Alright, since 3 people rolled I’ll just take 2 from each and roll the last one.
I am still missing a 1d100 by the way.
Here's what I got:
13, 13, 20, 14, 14, 11, and 19. Can we assign where the points go or is the first roll for martial, second roll for diplomacy, and so on? Cause if so, then here are the the results.
Martial: 13
Diplomacy :13
Stewardship: 20
Learning: 14
Piety:14
Intrigue: 11
Personal combat: 19
Points are assigned depending on the order they were rolled.

here is what I got;
Martial: 20
Diplomacy : 3 (Ah!)
Stewardship: 12
Learning: 15
Piety:14
Intrigue: 11
Personal combat: 17

pretty good overall, except for diplo....

@Blasterbot rolled a 88 on birth rolls, giving you the Talented trait, it give +1 to all stats +5 to all actions and one stat reroll at char gen, I will let you guys decide what to do with it.
 

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so we are a great general with a slightly less good personal combat score. solid learning and piety means we can deal with the clergy and scientists we have well enough. stewardship and intrigue are nothing to write home about but if we can get competent help we don't hold them back. diplo is god awful and if we have a re roll I propose we do that. rolled an additional d100 if that was needed.
 

Arlos

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so we are a great general with a slightly less good personal combat score. solid learning and piety means we can deal with the clergy and scientists we have well enough. stewardship and intrigue are nothing to write home about but if we can get competent help we don't hold them back. diplo is god awful and if we have a re roll I propose we do that. rolled an additional d100 if that was needed.
62...that would make you polish! ....Hmm.
15 learning is pretty decent, you could research stuff yourself, just don’t expect to able to do big project, like having a nuclear reactor in the 20s, I am trying to avoid this quest becoming super tech quest number 90999.
You will still have the chance to upgrade your base stats during your childhood.
I’ll update tomorrow, so I’ll wait the night to see if anyone else has others idea regarding the reroll, otherwise I’ll roll it before the update.
 

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so depending on how our reroll goes I can see either going all in on martial to try and wreck the Russians come WW1 or we can try and lean heavy on learning. we are going to be growing up in the industrial revolution and we could use learning to really kick things up a notch. Austria-Hungry was doing very well for itself economically pre WW1. a mixed path could be to try and modernize the military.
 

Arlos

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so depending on how our reroll goes I can see either going all in on martial to try and wreck the Russians come WW1 or we can try and lean heavy on learning. we are going to be growing up in the industrial revolution and we could use learning to really kick things up a notch. Austria-Hungry was doing very well for itself economically pre WW1. a mixed path could be to try and modernize the military.
You guys may do as you wish, I don’t have a specific path prepared for you, I am trying to leave you as much player agency as I can in regard to what your character will become.
I’ve been doing some research on Austria-Hungary, so I can try and answer some questions if anyone is interested.
Also, just a reminder that you are not in our OTL. :)
 

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understandable. random events and background rolls mean that things are likely to differ. that said we can likely infer that the industrial revolution is going on to some degree and global tensions are on the rise. we got a general sense of how things are moving but don't think we know exactly when the powder keg will blow.
 

Arlos

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understandable. random events and background rolls mean that things are likely to differ. that said we can likely infer that the industrial revolution is going on to some degree and global tensions are on the rise. we got a general sense of how things are moving but don't think we know exactly when the powder keg will blow.
Not exactly what I meant, of course, you are completely right in regard to the industrial revolution, but when I said that this is not our OTL, I meant that it is not our universe, and is an actually known fictional universe.
I will be dropping hint about which one it is within my updates.
There is still a long time to go before shit really hit the fan anyways.
 
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