Luigi

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Introduction

The name of at least two kings of Corsica:

  • Luigi the Fat ????-????
  • Luigi the Tall 1447-1474

Subsequently Luigi was involved in some way with the Clockmakers of Achaea.

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1447-1450 T91
Corsica: The Corsicans were more than usually surprised to find large Danish armies descending upon them. The Danes marched into Macedon, a province painstakingly fortified by the Corsicans over the past years, and engaged a plethora of forts and guerillas and armies and spies and ... well, all that stuff. Anyway, after several months of battle the Danes finished off the doughty Corsican freedom fighters, capturing no less than three Corsican leaders (King Luigi escaped in a canoe, disguised in a gray bunny suit). The Danes then proceeded to isolate Salonika, which they found to be heavily fortified and infested with Corsican seige engineers and a small fleet. Thessaly and Greece, were, however, annexed by the Danes while the land blockade of Salonika continues.

1467-1470 T96
Corsica: On Christmas Day, 1468 AD, in the midst of a balmy mediterranean night, some three thousand Corsican nationals swarmed over the city walls of the city of Bastia and the keep on the edge of the harbor. Within, the Danish garrison was soundly asleep or comatose - due to the effects of a large Christmas Eve Dinner and much drinking thereafter. The few guards upon the walls were quickly slain and the blood-thirsty Corsicans were upon the slumbering Dane! Unfortunately for the Corsicans, a concurrent attempt to rescue Luigi the Tall from his durance vile in the Tower of Blood failed spectacularly - foiled by the alert senses of Capitan Segutorio, a mercenary serving with the Danish garrison. Fighting broke out and quickly spread throughout the keep and the city. The resultant battle was won by the Tyrolean troops employed on the island by the Danes, though the city of Bastia was destroyed in the resulting conflagration and the great statue of Luigi the Fat vanished from the headland over the bay.

1471-1474 T97
Corsica: The Corsicans made trouble for the Danes, sneaking resistance fighters into Corsica itself. by the end of the turn the Danish garrison had been driven back into Bastia by the Corsican Liberation Arny. A CLA raid on the Danish Imperial prison in Venice resulted in the release of Luigi the Tall. Unfortunately he died soon after a triumphant return to Rhodes of the treatment he had received in prison.

1475-1478 T98
Corsica: On Corsica the brave and gallant Corsican freedom fighters had finally massed sufficient forces to assail the Danes hiding in Bastia. Fighting raged in the streets and in the keep of the fortress before the last of the scum Zendrati were ... Whoa! Too much Robotech there! ... scum Danes were wiped out and put against the wall by the revolution. After the victory there was much revelry and rejoicing amid the return of Luigi the Tall from exile. Then the Danes landed 10,000 men at Bastia and smashed the revolt. Once more the Corsicans retired to the hills to fight on against the Robotech Masters (I mean Danes!). This time, however, the Danes weren't having any of that and began loading the civilian population onto slave ships to be sent to Road projects in the north. A civil insurrection followed and the rapacious Invid were not defeated (so much for the fourth series). The Corsicans were bundled onto the slave boats and sent north to toil and die in the harsh climes of Germania.

1679-1680 T176
Duchy of the Isles : The notorious pirate haven of Asopus (a town on the western coast of Cape Malea in the Pelleponese. And yes, it probably was a notorious pirate haven for most of the past 3000 years) was devastated by a small earthquake. According to the crew of the Juliet, a merchant galley from Marseilles that happened to be passing offshore at the time, the entire village was obliterated in moments 'as if an angry giant was rampant among the houses'. In a bizarre twist to this story, one crewman reported that he actually saw this giant: a towering golden figure that loomed above the town and bellowed the nonsense words, "Luigi Andromenes" at the height of the destruction. The rest of the crew was quick to denounce this story as a drunken fabrication.

1683-1684 T178
Duchy of the Isles : Lady Vestigen Orontes, the archeologist from the University of Uppsala at Alfskrona who was kidnapped by Lybian pirates after her remarkable discovery last year, has reappeared in the hands of the 'Kallibios Phratry' of Thessaly. While salacious rumor suggests that their leader has taken her as his mistress, or perhaps even his Queen, it seems more likely that the bandits are holding her for ransom. This clan, which dates back to at least the time of Luigi, is known for its rapaciousness, and also for its alledged devotion to some strange mechanical ideal of perfection.

1691-1692 T182
Danish Empire : The village of Palla, on the south coast of Corsica, was destroyed by a strange attack from the sea. The circumstances of this attack are confused, and authorities are uncertain whether it was an actual hostile assault or some kind of celebration that got out of hand, but witnesses spoke of a mob of 'Bon Vivants' led by a 'great big golden statue' who were 'hunting for someone named Luigi.' "Iza mistree to me," said one witness. "You knowza anyone namea 'Luigi'?"

1693-1694 T183
Kingdom of Spain : Spanish customs officials in Barcelona were concerned to learn that a pre-paid shipment of Toledo steel ice-picks, engraved with the motto "Better luck a next time, xxxooo, Luigi" was supposedly being smuggled out of the kingdom. Despite extensive efforts to find this shipment, the Spanish were unable to intercept it.

House of Facòne: The 'Kalibios' (Goodlife) Pirates, who plague the Eastern Mediterranean, have extended their depredations to the west, to the coast of Sicily. Recently they attacked and destroyed the village of Leon, several miles south of Palermo. Reports are confused, but several survivors spoke of 'a bigga golden statue dat climbda outta da sea, shoutin somtin abouta Luigi.'

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