Following the death of Sweyn II Estridsson and Harald III Swendson, the Kingdom of Denmark was inherited by Harald's brother Knud, who went on to become Saint Canute of Denmark, the patron saint of Denmark and a major advocate of Christianity in Scandinavia.
This is not that story. Let's try that again.
The year is 1066. Follow the misadventures of Prince Knud Knytling and his bloodline, bastards and dysfunctional descendants as they struggle to thrive in the Middle Ages. Featuring Crusades, revolting vassals, a lack of couriers and comedy.
This work provides examples of:
- And Now For Something Completely Different: As the playthrough progresses, the style of the entries go from adapted song lyrics, to self-insert fanfiction, to parodies of other AARs in the forums
- From Nobody to Nightmare: In general, the entire linage of Knud Knytling.
- Individually, Valdermar Knytling counts; he begun as a count of two countries and went on to become duke of Skåne, Courland, Gotland, Livonia, Mecklemburg, Småland, Akershus, Karelia, Finland & Västergötland. And counts of various other countries.
- Golden Age: Two periods stand out amongst the others; the rule of King Niels I to Niels II and Queen Judith to King George.
- Lots And Lots Of Characters: Seventeen characters of Knud's bloodlines, plus his arch-enemies and rivals.
- The Middle Ages: From the original game.
- Mood Whiplash: Prone to this at times.Prince Knud Of Aragon: "My darling Ragnhild! Why did you have to die? Why? Why? Oh, wait, I know the answer. It's because you weren't a hideous inbred troll."
- Shout-Out: Plenty, not just from other media, but also from other After Action Reports during the rule of King Stephen.
- Running Gag:
- Theme Naming: "The [adjective starting with M] Adventures of [character's name]."
Duke Knud: "I'm beginning to see why my uncle sired so many bastards." I'm in danger of becoming seriously stressed.Ghost Valdemar: "Don't forget to name him Torben."Knud: "Why?"Ghost Valdemar: "It's the law."
- Also, all bastards are to be named Torben.