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 ==== Session 1 ==== ==== Session 1 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=8408776&​postcount=1480| Apostolos (1344-1364)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-8408776| Apostolos (1344-1364)]]**
  
 It's been 669 years since I was born into this Earth, and I still think of myself as a Roman. Maybe it's right for me to do so, or perhaps I'm just a bit stubborn. It wouldn'​t be the first thing I've clung to so stubbornly. Call me a Greek if you must, but only if you're ready for fisticuffs. It's been 669 years since I was born into this Earth, and I still think of myself as a Roman. Maybe it's right for me to do so, or perhaps I'm just a bit stubborn. It wouldn'​t be the first thing I've clung to so stubbornly. Call me a Greek if you must, but only if you're ready for fisticuffs.
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 ==== Session 2 ==== ==== Session 2 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=8409378&​postcount=1484|Traianus (1365-1386)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-8409378|Traianus (1365-1386)]]**
  
 When next I regained my senses, I had found myself a prisoner, and brought before a most remarkable man. Louis I, the Angevin king of Hungary, was the first royal I met, and the one who would end up making the deepest impression upon me. He was tall, full of beard, and possessed of a dominating stature, as well as a strong personality,​ and a man of deep integrity. At first I could not understand him, but via the interpretation of one of his courtiers, who knew Greek, he was able to tell me what had happened. When next I regained my senses, I had found myself a prisoner, and brought before a most remarkable man. Louis I, the Angevin king of Hungary, was the first royal I met, and the one who would end up making the deepest impression upon me. He was tall, full of beard, and possessed of a dominating stature, as well as a strong personality,​ and a man of deep integrity. At first I could not understand him, but via the interpretation of one of his courtiers, who knew Greek, he was able to tell me what had happened.
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 ==== Session 3 ==== ==== Session 3 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=8409409&​postcount=1485|Mátyás (1386-1415)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-8409409|Mátyás (1386-1415)]]**
  
 Amid the turmoil of that last year as Traianus, I slipped away to return to my roots. I'd had quite my fill of courtly life in my two decades in Buda, and now I wanted some time to make a peaceful living elsewhere. I eventually settled upon the banks of the Tisza River outside of Szolnok, where I spent much of the following years as a farmer. I took the name of Mátyás, a bit of a play on the name of my favorite Gospel. It was a comparatively simple time, spent mostly in the company of farmhands and enjoying the reprieve from the battles of my previous life. During this time, largely unknown to me, Ottoman Turks continued to expand at the expense of the Roman Empire and the Serbs. I know it's silly to think that I could have made any particular difference, but more than once I've felt pangs of regret that I wasn't there fighting at that crucial stage of the growth of the Ottoman Empire. Amid the turmoil of that last year as Traianus, I slipped away to return to my roots. I'd had quite my fill of courtly life in my two decades in Buda, and now I wanted some time to make a peaceful living elsewhere. I eventually settled upon the banks of the Tisza River outside of Szolnok, where I spent much of the following years as a farmer. I took the name of Mátyás, a bit of a play on the name of my favorite Gospel. It was a comparatively simple time, spent mostly in the company of farmhands and enjoying the reprieve from the battles of my previous life. During this time, largely unknown to me, Ottoman Turks continued to expand at the expense of the Roman Empire and the Serbs. I know it's silly to think that I could have made any particular difference, but more than once I've felt pangs of regret that I wasn't there fighting at that crucial stage of the growth of the Ottoman Empire.
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 ==== Session 4 ==== ==== Session 4 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=8420930&​postcount=1508|Adrián (1415-1435)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-8420930|Adrián (1415-1435)]]**
  
 I spent the next 20 years as "​Adrián",​ a soldier for hire, and mostly spent my time, again, in Buda. I had actually grown a bit fond of the city by now, though this time I avoided the court intrigues. The King by now was Sigismund, who before the end of this life too became King of Germany, Bohemia, and Holy "​Roman"​ Emperor. I did not spend as much time fighting the Turks this time, as my work brought me mostly to Bohemia to fight against the Hussites instead. When the wars were over, I found myself out of pay, and fell back on the money I'd saved over my past two lives. I spent the next 20 years as "​Adrián",​ a soldier for hire, and mostly spent my time, again, in Buda. I had actually grown a bit fond of the city by now, though this time I avoided the court intrigues. The King by now was Sigismund, who before the end of this life too became King of Germany, Bohemia, and Holy "​Roman"​ Emperor. I did not spend as much time fighting the Turks this time, as my work brought me mostly to Bohemia to fight against the Hussites instead. When the wars were over, I found myself out of pay, and fell back on the money I'd saved over my past two lives.
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 ==== Session 5 ==== ==== Session 5 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=8421674&​postcount=1512|Konstantin (1435-1465)]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-8421674|Konstantin (1435-1465)]]**
  
 I arrived in the southern frontier of the Kingdom of Hungary around 1440, and the next year, it's protection fell to John Hunyadi, whose legacy I was destined to be intertwined with again three decades later. I fought the Turks in his service, but ultimately "​fell"​ in combat at Varna in 1444. Not content with sitting out yet more campaigns against the Turk, I stole away to the west, having heard of a spirited resistance led by the Albanians. I arrived in the southern frontier of the Kingdom of Hungary around 1440, and the next year, it's protection fell to John Hunyadi, whose legacy I was destined to be intertwined with again three decades later. I fought the Turks in his service, but ultimately "​fell"​ in combat at Varna in 1444. Not content with sitting out yet more campaigns against the Turk, I stole away to the west, having heard of a spirited resistance led by the Albanians.
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 ==== Session 8 ==== ==== Session 8 ====
  
-**[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=8415573&​postcount=1501|Apostolos and Benjamim]]** **[[http://​www.alternatehistory.com/​discussion/showpost.php?​p=8420759&​postcount=1506|share a discussion]]**+**[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-8415573|Apostolos and Benjamim]]** **[[https://​www.alternatehistory.com/​forum/threads/​1/​post-8420759|share a discussion]]**
  
 __[[Prometheus]]:​__ It looks like Benjamin and I are close in age, too. Lots of 14th Century brats, eh? I ended up in Boston eventually as well, but not till the 1800s. I've shunned the damned ocean for most of my days, so it took me a while to make the jump across the Atlantic. __[[Prometheus]]:​__ It looks like Benjamin and I are close in age, too. Lots of 14th Century brats, eh? I ended up in Boston eventually as well, but not till the 1800s. I've shunned the damned ocean for most of my days, so it took me a while to make the jump across the Atlantic.
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