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Shawn Duggins
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Persona Name: Hauptmann Dieter Frieherr von Schoenvortz
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Our story, to date... der Short Form

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The Landsknechte of Heiligensturm Faehnlein are most recently returned from their triumphant defense of Vienna, where for months, they repelled the continued onslaught and siege of the Turkish Host, saving ALL of Europe from enslavement at the hands of the Heathen Turks. Once known as the Scourge of GOD, the Landsknechte are responsible for some of the most heinous acts of brutality and horror in the time period, putting down countless peasant rebellions, and even ENDING the Renaissance with their Siege and Sacking of Rome in 1527.

Using Koroneburg as a recruiting station for the regiment they are attached to, the Landsknechte under Hauptmann von Schoenvortz pick and choose the cream of the Koroneburg youth (as well as those attending the good Baron's Festival) for training to become soldiers in the latest developments of the Italian Wars.

The armies they recruit for have participated in dozens of battles over the decades, fighting back French expansion into the Holy Roman Empire, as well as various other engagements both for the Empire, and for those able to pay their fees when not actively campaigning for their Emperor.

We now flash forward but a couple years to 1531... Peace with France AND the Pope have been attained, the Turks are still licking their wounds and recovering from Vienna's disastrous campaign, and we who were so well employed for so many years without cease, find ourselves without regiment or campaign... Amidst... PEACE?!?!?!

Herr von Schoenvortz has decided to take his men and their women back to his lands, as personal retinue, promising employment as city guards, castle guards, and keeping the Donau free of river pirates. Payments are finally becoming tight, and most expect to soon be robbing caravans or other prizes, instead of campaigning for the Emperor, as our way of life, as the good Hauptmann von Schoenvortz has finally exhausted his personal stores of booty to pay his desperate dependents from.

Times are tough, but so are the Landsknechte.

Dieter Freiherr von Schoenvortz
Hauptmann Heiligensturm Fähnlein

As long as I offend, entertain, educate, or amuse at least one person per day, I consider my day complete.
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