Welcome to Gloria Patri. We are a mature, alternate universe, historical RPG that is set in 1492 Rome, Italy. The Borgia Pope now sits in the chair of Saint Peters and rules the country with a proclaimed divine right and an iron fist.
Behind the curtains his children plot and scheme to secure their hold of power. They seek to carve out an empire on the Borgia name. Lies, treachery, murder and lust drive the forces of the Papal States and blood shall run through the streets of Rome.
Only one question remains; how will your story change the fate of history?
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To His Most Christian Majesty King Charles VIII, By Courier, August 1492
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Played By Nathan
It grieves me to be the poor recipient of your most recent letter which caused me nothing but shame and disgust at myself for being unable to sway the Conclave in favour of a non-Spanish Pope. I can only humbly petition your Majesty to believe I did all that I could, but one can only do so much in the face of the opposition of a Curia heavily weighted outside of the French favour.
In order to restore your Majesty's priceless trust in me I shall use my utmost endevours and shall not fail you in reporting your wishes to His Holiness. I am in the process of arranging for a private interview with him in which I shall make him your offer of suitable duchies for Juan Borgia and suitable betrothals for Lucrezia. Such honours about his bastard offspring, which he dotes on in a disgusting manner, will sway the head of this vain man and I am sure we can draw him from Spain.
I must however inform your Majesty that we are not devoid of enemies within the Curia. The Neapolitan Cardinals will be against us from the offing once it becomes open knowledge that we intend to open the matter of their succession. Furthermore, we face a dedicated enemy in the form of the Papal Chancellor, Cardinal Sforza. He, a scion of this usurping, murderous family of vipers, will do all he can to keep French arms from crossing the Alps for he knows full well the fragility of his family's claims to Milan. I would propose that, should we proceed with the Neapolitan venture, than we also include in the preparations a removal of the Sforza's from Milan. No army can leave such a dangerous enemy in its rear and nor can the French party dominate the Curia until he is removed.
I shall continue to supply your Majesty with full reports and offer, as ever, my full and unwavering support in all your endevours.
May the peace and blessing of Christ be upon you.
Louis de la Tremoilles
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