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El Condado de Barcelona


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In the wake of the plague was left a fractured and scarred Iberian peninsula. The great Muslim Empire quickly retreated with its upper classes, leaving the peasantry and upper crust of Christian society to weather the storm alone. Many of the fledgling societies fell as entire villages were wiped from the earth, but the County of Barcelona managed to survive with 70% of its population.

Having quickly expanded into the wastes surrounding it, the Count felt it in his interest to secure the northern border of Cataluña, sending half of his army to Roussillon to pick up the pieces. On their way, they found that some of the settlements were already starting to show major encroachment by the wilderness, and in just a few years it would be hard to tell that anyone had lived there at all. Still, there was life; life that was not keen on being subsumed into the domain of Barcelona. After some fighting, the main settlement of the area was captured, and soon after, peace treaties were negotiated and the area was to be drawn up into the Barcelonian province of Northern Cataluña; complete with nobility from the south and a levy of taxes to pay the families of those lost in the conquering. Edited by Hereno
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Detached from civilization, the Count and his regime decided it would be best to consult the old maps and send out messengers to important cities in Europe.

Messengers have arrived in Gibraltar, Genoa, and Lübeck.

By the time they arrived, the assimilation of northern Cataluña was complete.

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Detached from civilization, the Count and his regime decided it would be best to consult the old maps and send out messengers to important cities in Europe.

Messengers have arrived in Gibraltar, Genoa, and Lübeck.

By the time they arrived, the assimilation of northern Cataluña was complete.

 

The messengers sent to GIbraltar would be met by Andalusian officials, who would ask them what their business in Al-Andalus was.

 

OOC: I'm pretty sure I control Gibraltar, at least. Correct me if I'm wrong :P

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Upon arriving in Genoa, the Barcelonian diplomat was rudely thrown into a boat and out to sea. He washed up several days later on the shore of Corsica.

 
Upon the Barcelonian diplomat's unexpected arrival at Corsica, Lord Mayor Oberto sent for Doge Mariano. The diplomat was given free lodging at an inn in the Corsican capital of Ajaccio, along with a gift of funds so they may engage at the local market while awaiting Doge Mariano. An invitation to Oberto's family palace was also given, as it was to be the expected place for the Doge, Lord Mayor, and Barcelonian diplomat to meet, after a welcome banquet of course.
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