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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from Lord_Chris in Monsters and Myth!   
    ''THE VERY UNRESTFUL BLACK DIAMOND CEMETERY''
    Located in King County, Washington State (US) – Black Diamond Cemetery is one of the oldest in The State. Dating to 1884, it's primary purpose was to serve thr many Mining Communities that dotted the Region. Many immigrants made their way from all over the Country to make their fortune in The ''Land of Opportunity''. It was very much opposite. Many of Black Diamond's ''Residents'' were victims of the equally numerous Mine collapses. In addition, no less than (3) sizable explosions (1902, 1910 and 1915), claimed many and left many more buried (still) in the dark recesses of Mines that blew due to negligence.
     
    To add more tragedy, The Influenza Pandemic of 1918 was harsh in the Region as well. Hundreds fell prey to not only that ''population killer'', but the added ''plagues'' of Cholera, Smallpox and Measles. In short, over 1,500 (known) people ''rest'' in Black Diamond. It still has ''room'', although not many recent interments take place. A National Historic Registered location, it is well maintained for this reason. But there is another. Black Diamond is one of the most haunted in Washington State. While no set legend or even pattern has ever been established, many (including Paranormal Investigators) cite a very ''active'' location. The sound of hushed whispers and voice (almost hollow), the sounds of work carts and the horses that pulled them generations ago – are commonly experienced – both day and night. Also, strange mist or smoke (again regardless of hours), can be seen on occasion, moving thru the Cemetery. While this can be an easily explained weather phenomenon, one can also wonder the opposite.
     
    Orbs, ghostly figures – all have also been recorded by photo and film. No great evil presence or malevolence is felt. But it may be a ''super highway'' (of sorts), for the many (MANY) lost and confused Spectres and Haunts which still remain within Black Diamond Cemetery.
     
                                                                                
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from Isaiah in Addition to History Section   
    As part of an over all change to several Sections of The Site, Our Lord Chris has requested a redirection of the long serving "Castle of The Week". This was found on The Main Page under Our "On This Day in History". 
    We will be moving The Castles to "History Thru The Ages" and make it a stand alone section called "Castles and Fortifications". I will be adding New entries from time to time. Look for them in The Index (when announced).
    Transfer will take place soon........
     
     
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from Lord_Chris in Addition to History Section   
    As part of an over all change to several Sections of The Site, Our Lord Chris has requested a redirection of the long serving "Castle of The Week". This was found on The Main Page under Our "On This Day in History". 
    We will be moving The Castles to "History Thru The Ages" and make it a stand alone section called "Castles and Fortifications". I will be adding New entries from time to time. Look for them in The Index (when announced).
    Transfer will take place soon........
     
     
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from Lord_Chris in UFOs and Extraterrestrials   
    SPOTLIGHT ON UFOs AND EXTRATERRESTRIALS
    ''THE NEWTON LIGHTS''
    Well publicized and just as equally forgotten – an incident happened in The Town of Newton, Connecticut on May 27, 1987. The reported ''sighting'' of a ''phenomenon'' in the skies over Town was witness (and photographed) by many in The Town. Some of these witnesses were both Fire and Police. To date, NO explanation has ever been given (or even speculated at). The Case is as follows....
     
    Between 9:30 and 10:15PM on the night in question, many were enjoying a rather calm and warm night (a good thing in Connecticut). With so many people out, many began to notice a ''strange series of colored lights'' which suddenly and without fanfare – just appeared over the Town. 25 such ''Lights'' appeared, in varying colors alternating between ''bright White, Blue, Orange and Red''. Many noted that the pattern that the ''Lights'' took was circular in view. Most thought it was a solid ''Object'' while other stated that it appeared to be ''many smaller light, moving under their own control''.
     
    Soon local Police and Fire Agencies responded to the many calls coming from ''scared'' Residents. The ''Lights'' were guesstimated at being around 1,500-feet from the ground. Soon other nearby Towns began to call into The Police Dispatch – all wondering just ''what that strange series of pulsating lights over Newton was...'' After about 20-minutes and without cause or effect – the series of Lights simply ''winked out of sight''. Local calls to The US Military found that nothing was in ''the air'' or even ''coming in'' (referencing the possibility of ''Space Debris''). Many photographs of the phenomenon have been published, with as stated...NO EXPLANATION!
     
                                                 
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    Crusader1307 reacted to EaglePrince in Monsters and Myth!   
    Again, many interesting stories. Enjoyed every single one of them - no matter whether one is superstitious or not. I mean, interesting local legends at least.

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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from Isaiah in UFOs and Extraterrestrials   
    SPOTLIGHT ON UFOs AND EXTRATERRESTRIALS
    ''THE GREAT MOON HOAX''
    The ''Great Moon Hoax'' was a World renown ''Event'' which cause so much stir in 1835, even when the story was admitted as a Hoax, many still did not believe it. The story was printed in a series of six serialized articles in The New York Sun Newspaper. The ''expert'' quoted was a World respected Scottish Astronomer (Sir John Herschel). According to the ''supported facts'', Herschel and an assistant had constructed an ''immense Telescope'' by which to bring the image of Earth's Moon ''extremely close in view''. So much so, that Herschel ''saw'' ''great Cities, Temples and even great herds of animals similar to some found on Earth''. Herschel ''claimed'' that He even ''saw The Race of Humanoid Beings that lived in great numbers on The Moon''. He called them ''Bat Men'' – due to the fact that they had bat-like wings and could ''fly''.
     
    The story took The World by storm. Soon everyone from Common Man to Fellow Scientist to Royalty and Presidents -ALL wanted more proof. However, according to the final Article, Dr Herschel experienced a ''catastrophic failure'' of His Telescope. The massive glass lens, it seems magnified too much of the Sun's direct rays – setting fire to His Laboratory and thus destroying The Telescope (which took many years to built). Then the ''hammer dropped'' (as it were). The ''real'' Dr. Herschel made it known that He had in fact NOT found any such proof of Life and further contemplated bringing suit against The Sun Newspaper for slander. And while The Sun ''unofficially admitted'' the story was ''conceived by one of it's Reporters as a means to increase circulation sales'' – it NEVER printed an official retraction. Many Readers STILL believed the story, citing that The Governments of The World were keeping the ''truth'' hidden for another reason. Perhaps The ''Great Moon Hoax'' was the earliest example of such actions by a Government.
     
    More ''Earthbound'', famed Gothic Poet and Writer Edgar Allen Poe also debated suing The Sun. He claimed that He had in fact published a short story in Baltimore, Maryland. His tale involved a ''Balloon Trip to The Moon'' and finding ''Alien Life''. There were similarities in both, but Poe never raised enough funds to sue. Still later, Jules Verne in 1865 would publish ''From The Earth To The Moon''. Verne readily credited both Poe and The Sun Article as inspiration for His early Sci-Fi work.
     
                                                       
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    Crusader1307 reacted to EaglePrince in Inn of the Prancing Pony   
    I'm a bit later even than that, sorry guys...

    Happy New Year to everyone!

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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from Lord_Chris in Inn of the Prancing Pony   
    Never too late for Libations, My Liege........................
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from LordPaultheDubious in Inn of the Prancing Pony   
    Never too late for Libations, My Liege........................
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    Crusader1307 reacted to Lord_Chris in Inn of the Prancing Pony   
    Well I'm a bit late now, but Happy New Year all the same! Let's sit down, have some good Ale and wait for Gandalf's arrival!
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from Isaiah in Inn of the Prancing Pony   
    You Have a Happy New Year as well, My Lord......No Doubt The Inn is busy due to The New Years Celebrations.......have a Pint on Me (and a Steak for The Dog as well!)
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from LordPaultheDubious in Inn of the Prancing Pony   
    You Have a Happy New Year as well, My Lord......No Doubt The Inn is busy due to The New Years Celebrations.......have a Pint on Me (and a Steak for The Dog as well!)
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    Crusader1307 reacted to LordPaultheDubious in Inn of the Prancing Pony   
    Wishing everyone a Happy New Year 🙂
     
    I decided to play Stronghold Kingdoms again for the first time in years, I've managed to remember most things, but I must say levelling through the ranks seems a lot less of a grind in this version! I'm in World 10 and Europe 6 btw. It remembered my original account too, so I had a ready made crest 😃
     
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from Lord_Chris in UFOs and Extraterrestrials   
    ''Mission Accomplished''........
    Really Glad You like them!
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from Lord_Chris in UFOs and Extraterrestrials   
    SPOTLIGHT ON UFOs AND EXTRATERRESTRIALS
    ''MODERN PROOF?''
    Since 2018s US Navy ''release'' of American Fighter Jets ''tracking strange Objects'' in the sky near deployments in The Atlantic Ocean – much speculation has arisen (again), of the possibility of a US Government cover-up (yet again), of the existence of Alien Life and Unidentified Flying Objects. Some leaked information photos center on unknown Objects in Space (or near Planets), have circulated The World of late. Here is the latest one. Taken in 2018 (and only leaked recently), the photo shows what appears to be the cockpit of an unknown Fighter. It's exact location and altitude is unknown – save it too was on Patrol over The East Coast of The United states over The Atlantic. Further, as the Fighter has no camera pods of it's own, The Pilot (or Weapons/Navigation Officer), used His or Her own cellphone to capture the rather amazing Object.
     
    Described as a ''silvery black, Arrow Shaped Object'' with ''cut edges'' – One can assume that perhaps it is some sort of Top Secret (or not so secret), Military ''Space Plane'' being tested. Unfortunately, ''it'' resembles none of the known Models that The US Government WILL admit to. The fact that the image WAS investigated by a supposed defunded Sub-Agency of The US Government known formally as The Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force – came recently to light AFTER their investigation, poses the question of just ''why'' this shuttered Agency is still doing it's job? Although leaked, The Photo has yet to be officially decried as a misidentified image. It was first seen as a transponder from a Weather Parachute, used to monitor wind conditions. This was quickly dismissed by Weather Professionals. Perhaps a Balloon? That too was quickly dismissed. Again, as with all Articles published in this Thread, just ''WHAT'' could this be?
     
                                                  
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from Isaiah in Inn of the Prancing Pony   
    And to you M'Lord - Gramercy!
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from Lord_Chris in New Years Resolution   
    Well Hi, Young Lord! 
    Good Topic. I find, like most...I have good intentions, but rarely carry them thru - especially when it comes to self improvement😲  that being said, I can hope that The World will get it's act together finally in the Peace that our Christmas Season dictates.
    That's good you are or want to make an effort to curb your Social Media outlet. Just don't forget Our Forum!
     
    Wishing the very best to you and yours!
     
    Crusader 1307
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from LordPaultheDubious in Inn of the Prancing Pony   
    And to you M'Lord - Gramercy!
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    Crusader1307 reacted to Isaiah in New Years Resolution   
    New Years is right around the corner, so I thought that now would be a good time to post this thread.
    Do you have any New Years resolutions for next year? How have you done on yours from this  (soon to be over) year?
    For myself, I didn't set any this past year. For the following year, one of my goals is to spend less time browsing forums and social media, and instead, I'd should spend that time looking at and doing more productive stuff.
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    Crusader1307 reacted to LordPaultheDubious in Inn of the Prancing Pony   
    Merry Christmas Ladies, Lords and Jellyspoons 🌲 🙂
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from LordPaultheDubious in Economic Game: Calanais   
    Well done, M'Lord....Nice Map and good Storyline......
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    Crusader1307 reacted to LordPaultheDubious in Economic Game: Calanais   
    Hey folks,
    I've just completed the stand-alone economic mission, Calanais!
    It's something of a grind - you cannot grow or buy food apart from hops and ale, and there are no trees. You are constantly assailed by bandits. Your only economic recourse is to sell stone, keep your peasants drunk and religious, and tax them. The aim is to gain (and maintain for a period) a large population (118 at normal difficulty).
    The early stages of the game in particular are tricky. The bandits will make a bee-line for structures like the market, hop farms and quarries. I found I could eventually enclose the keep, and then it was a juggling match to balance the economy and happiness - real micromanagement. The breakthrough came when I had enough stone to wall in the quarries and farms, after which the bandits just tried to batter down the walls.
    As the population increases, the bandit attacks intensify, so early investment in archers (and a few crossbowmen) paid off (though you do get a few outlaws from the woods returning to your cause early on)
    The image is how I got my castle to look (through about 5 or 6 redesigns/extensions), allowing my hop farmers and stone masons to carry on safely 🙂
     
    I also noticed something - when you build a chapel, eventually you are harrassed to build a church, and then to build a cathedral (with a negative popularity penalty). However, deleting the chapel after you build a church removes this problem!

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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from Lord_Chris in New Stronghold Crusader Hd Player 2020   
    Hello LordOh, and Welcome to The Nation!
     
    Quite the contrary, Our Forums and Board (Threads, etc) are read and answered often. It is just with ''Real Life'' sometimes it takes a ''minute or two'' - as it were. Be patient, I am sure that many Members of The Community would like to play a Game or two with you.
     
    Again, Welcome!
    Crusader1307
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    Crusader1307 reacted to LordOh in New Stronghold Crusader Hd Player 2020   
    @Crusader1307
    Morning mlordship! 
     
    i am shocked at the rapid response!! Thank you for the reply! 
    it seems very inviting and warm 🙏🏻 Thanks for accepting me into the ranks today. 
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    Crusader1307 got a reaction from LordOh in New Stronghold Crusader Hd Player 2020   
    Hello LordOh, and Welcome to The Nation!
     
    Quite the contrary, Our Forums and Board (Threads, etc) are read and answered often. It is just with ''Real Life'' sometimes it takes a ''minute or two'' - as it were. Be patient, I am sure that many Members of The Community would like to play a Game or two with you.
     
    Again, Welcome!
    Crusader1307
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