Was the first post deleted by a mod or something? I thought it would be interesting to talk about the real vlad. qq.
Anyway I'm not a history buff, nor am I Romanian. however I do know that your general every day Romanian think of him as something of great man. Apparently he had corrupt vassels that were really only kept in line by his dominating presence and/or charisma, and Romanians think he protected them from the Ottoman empire, whom after Vlad, succeeded in enslaving Romania. Then after they were finally free, they ended up getting a communist Tyrant, and they finally overthrew him, and now they are still stuck in bad sorts due to the European Union seemingly making it really hard for poor countries to prosper (like Greece for example).
Poor Romania can't catch a break. Vlad on the other hand, is probably their only historical great figure that actually benefited them. Though his reputation is terrible, as far as I know, he never actually invaded anyone or conquered anyone, so... Was he actually a bad guy? History is written by the winners, and Romania hasn't won anything for a very long time.
Post by 1st Grandmaster, Warlord Ikai. on Jun 2, 2018 7:30:42 GMT -6
Vlad Tepes is a celebrated hero in Romania. Harsh ruler, but he had to be, unless his homeland and the entire Europe would be undone by Ottoman savages. Belonged to a European Knighthood Order, "The Order of the Dragon", found by emperor Sigismund; a European alliance and warfront, against the Turks.
He fought like a strategic mastermind, with guerrilla and terror tactics, overpowering vast armies against impossible odds. Instead of gratitude, or even aid however, his very own allies, the europeans, sold him off to the Turks, at the end of his short reign and used/influenced his own brother, Radu, to overthrow him, as well as corrupt and displeased local nobles (whom he used to "cull" regularly).
He was a just monarch, during the reign of which, all crimes were severely punished and people stayed off illegal activities, out of fear and respect (legend of the golden cup, etc). A real patriot, war hero, social reformist and ultimately, victim to the very same people he tried to protect. Honestly, europe today hasn't changed much; on the contrary, it brings in the enemies all by itself. And today we don't have war heroes, or patriots, only cowards, sell-outs and turn-coats, alas.
He inspired Bram Stocker for that book, countless movies, as well as part of the lore of the pen and paper game, Vampire the Masquerade (in the latter, he is a Tzimisce elder). Today in the occult scene, even "Order of the Dragon" exists, but it has nothing to do with the Knightly Order of old, disbanded eons ago. Maybe relative with "Ordo Draconis" or "novus Ordo Draconis" or "Ordo Draconis et etri Adamantis".
P.S. His corpse was never found. Mostly, this mishap is the beginning of the superstition and fairy tales... That and, always remember to consult an occultist, whenever "villains" are involved. Figures like Rasputin, Vlad Dracula, Gilles de Rais and others, didn't have a dark side only and history should remember them for many more things, other than those widely available to the modern public.
Pure Miriam: I always have ideas for new threads, but i think few people would post on them, for some reason.
Oct 7, 2018 2:26:05 GMT -6
Pure Miriam: By the way, general elections on my country today (Brazil). I know this isn't a political forum, but the first place in election polls is a mysoginist, fascist, racist, homophobic stupid pro-dictactorship man...And i'm afraid he can really win
Oct 7, 2018 2:27:56 GMT -6
Pure Miriam: (Sorry if there are other brazilians here who support that thug, it is just the truth)
Oct 7, 2018 2:28:36 GMT -6
Yän: Ugh, not another one of those. Wishing you guys good luck and smart voters, Pure Miriam. Go vote, everyone!
Oct 7, 2018 3:17:46 GMT -6
Pure Miriam: Yeah, thank you Yän. Brazil elections are in two rounds if no candidate achieves 50%+1 vote at the first round. I'm hoping at least we get to second round in president elections so we can try to stop that moron...
Oct 7, 2018 3:55:56 GMT -6
Yän: I just looked up more about him and... damn. He sure is one of the worst I've seen yet. Now I'm REALLY wishing you luck, cause if he wins Brazil is gonna have to prepare for some dark, dark times.
Oct 7, 2018 4:04:09 GMT -6
Pure Miriam: Yes. It is frightening. We are already on a difficult situation and things can get much worse. I hope we don't get into such a dark future..
Oct 7, 2018 4:18:32 GMT -6
Pure Miriam: Well, going to vote. Wish me (and us) luck.
Oct 7, 2018 4:51:42 GMT -6
Scuttlest: Eh, take Smash rumors with a grain of salt. Smash rumors just seem to get increasingly random as time goes on.
Oct 8, 2018 20:09:27 GMT -6
purifyweirdshard: I hardly take them at all, actually, I just mentioned it in case Mike hadn't heard. I'm already getting it after the Simon/Richter stuff so I haven't been following.
Oct 9, 2018 7:30:08 GMT -6
Autumn: Gosh, of all the corporate collaborations that could happen, Netflix and the American Red Cross wasn't one I would have ever expected. It almost makes me wish I lived around Los Angeles.
Oct 9, 2018 9:17:58 GMT -6