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Post-Session: 12

A look at what happened during and/or after Session 12.

Story - The Beatles and Sir Guillaume

Game Date: 11/15/2004
Location: San Francisco, California

Who: Knight of Saint Michael

After finding the current family of the Barony of Crossing March, William decided to get more from this Internet everyone was talking about. Once again, he went to the library to avoid scrutiny. He wished to find several things. He already knew that the line was unbroken, because the current Baron had his name. He thought about Uncle Geoffroi dying childless. It was almost too much for him to take. William could too easily feel how losing your favorite nephew would feel. He cycled from grief to anger to depression. Poor Uncle Geoffroi. Poor Eleanor. Poor Mother. Guillaume didn't feel his brothers had too good a time of it, either.

As for his father, Guillaume just didn't know. This upset him.

William gradually pieced together what happened from the sketchy accounts of the time. Crossing March was eventually pacified. The Welsh and Saxons had a really hard time, and were eventually wiped out. The current line was descended from John de Rouen. There was another branch for a time, but the current tree stemming from John was the only one that remained. The de Rouens were instrumental and always ready to put down Welsh revolts. They wore the White Rose of York during the Wars of the Roses, so the eventual rise of the Tudor line was greatly discomforting for the family. Since the family prospered in the early 1700s, William figured out that they must've kept their heads down for Henry VII and Henry VIII, then come out and did fantastic service for Elizabeth I. The family performed well for England over the years.

Guillaume furrowed his brows and thought when he returned from his visits to the library. Many nights he ruminated over the things he had learned, sketchy as they were. He figured that Uncle Geoffroi, Father, Geoffroi, and Jean pursued the Welsh and Saxons with a vengeance. Mother probably died of the grief she had to bear over such a long time. Geoffroi probably took over the Barony from Uncle Geoffroi, with Jean succeeding him. How unfortunately coincidental that neither Geoffroi had produced any issue. Guillaume had second thoughts about that. If little brother Geoffroi took after his uncle, he probably didn't have any problems with not having children, because he had at least one nephew to dote on.

Jean, of course, had no such luxury. Or did he? His wife would have had siblings, wouldn't she? Did Jean have children in time for Mother and Eleanor to see them? Did Eleanor have children in time for Mother to see them? What would Father have thought? So many questions. So few answers. The thought of it all drove him to distraction. Deep down inside, he had to know, and he just couldn't know.

He just couldn't know.

The emotional debate raged inside Guillaume's head for months. The fact that William was the only survivor of his family for 21st century/New Millennium public consumption neatly resolve the issue on the outside, but worsened it within. If only he could meet his family in England.

He consoled himself with the hope that Eleanor named at least one child after him.

Record Last Changed Date: 6/24/2007

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