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[CENTER][size=6][b]House Tully[/b][/size]
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[i]The Tully’s have a long history of going against the grain. Their rise to prominence was a direct result of the invasion led by Aegon and the subsequent defeat of King Harren of the Iron Islands. Edmyn Tully was the first lord of the Trident to rebel and thus was rewarded as being named the Lord Paramount of the Trident. Their house motto is “Family, Duty, Honor.”

With Lord Hoster Tully sick with old age, his firstborn son, and heir Lord Edmure Tully is now in control of the Trident. With one of his sisters married and now widowed to Eddard Stark, one can almost count on the Tully's throwing their considerable power in with the Starks and the lords of the North. Not only blood, but revenge and preservation calls for this course of action as the Lannisters have loosed the infamous Gregor Clegane to ravage the countryside that makes up Lord Tully’s land.

Will their alliance with the Starks hold the Lannister onslaught at bay? Can they hope to defeat Lord Tywin in the field and break the backbone of the power of the malicious Joffrey?[/i]


[b][size=4]The Tully family[/size][/b]

The Tully family is a small one, as the sick and old Huster Tully only has one son to succeed him. His two daughters are both married to lords of other great houses while Edmure himself hasn't taken a wife yet. Time is running short for Edmure. If he were to perish in the upcoming war his house would be continued by his uncle Brynden, an unmarried man in his fifties. Arranging a marriage for Edmure and making sure he procures offspring should be a priority for anyone playing with house Tully.
Edmure is a benevolent ruler who wants to protect his smallfolk from the Lannister incursions. Brynden is a knight of renown whose tactical skills will be of great use in the war.

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/edmuretully.jpg"]Edmure Tully[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/bryndentully.jpg"]Brynden Tully[/url]


[b][size=4]Lord Edmure's bannermen[/size]
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Among Edmure's bannermen we have Jason Mallister, lord of Seagard, the bastion against the Ironmen raids. Then there is Tytos Blackwood, lord of Raventree, a powerful house. Clement Piper, lord of Pinkmaiden, is another bannerman while his son, the hotheaded Marq Piper, is a sworn sword and personal friend of lord Edmure.

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/jasonmallister.jpg"]Jason Mallister[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/tytosblackwood.jpg"]Tytos Blackwood[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/clementpiper.jpg"]Clement Piper[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/marqpiper.jpg"]Marq Piper[/url]


[b][size=4]The territories of the Tully's[/size][/b]

The Riverlands are traditionally regarded as fat lands. Their fertility derives from the mighty Trident river which crisscrosses through the lands. Strategically located between the Tumblestone and the Red Fork, Riverrun is the dominant castle in the Riverlands, dwarfed only by Harrenhal. Riverrun is the seat of house Tully and the main focus of the attacks of house Lannister. A lot of bloody battles will be fought before the gates of this castle.
Harrenhal is the largest of all strongholds in Westeros and guards the eastern borders of the Riverlands. In the north you have Seagard, the only castle with a port. Raventree is safely located between Harrenhal and Pinkmaiden. The latter one is part of the western border and will be one of the first keeps that will feel the fury of house Lannister.

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/riverrun.jpg"]Riverrun[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/harrenhal.jpg"]Harrenhal[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/seagard.jpg"]Seagard[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/raventree.jpg"]Raventree[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/pinkmaiden.jpg"]Pinkmaiden[/url]



[b][size=4]Neighbouring regions[/size][/b]

In the north there is the Twins, ruled by the crooked lord Frey. Its strategic importance is immense as it controls one of the two crossings over the Green Fork. The other one is near Saltpans. Yet house Tully need not to fear an invasion from that direction for there are only allied northmen in that direction. To the east of Seagard there is Fairmarket, an average-sized town located between the Green Fork and Blue Fork. Other small towns further downstreams are Saltpans and Maidenpool. Maidenpool is close to Duskendale, which is controlled by the cruel king Joffrey and may be the target of his expansion as well. To the south of Pinkmaiden there is Stoney Sept, a fairly large town. To the west the walls of Golden Tooth, a Lannister stronghold, loom menacingly.


[b][size=4]The initial set-up[/size][/b]

When the mod begins Edmure has just lost a considerable force in the Battle of Golden Tooth. The main host is now in Riverrun while the other castles have decent garrisons. Near Golden Tooth several large Lannister armies led by lord Tywin Lannister, Ser Addam Marbrand and Ser Jaime Lannister threaten to invade the Riverlands while Ser Gregor Clegane is already pillaging near Raventree.


[b][size=4]The army of House Tully[/size][/b]

House Tully has one of the best unit rosters of all factions. They can field a variety of forces that can counter anything the enemy throws at them. Decent crossbowmen, excellent Riverland archers, cheap run-of-the-mill militias, pikemen grunts, dismounted knights supplemented with the dangerous dismounted Riverland nobles, strong heavy horse, ... yes, it's good to play with house Tully.

This is the recruitment tab at Riverrun:

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/recruitment.jpg"]Recruitment[/url]


[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/dismountedknights.jpg"]Dismounted Knights[/url]
[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/spearmilitia.jpg"]Spear Militia[/url]
[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/knightsofriverrun.jpg"]Noble Knights[/url]
[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/crossbowmen.jpg"]Crossbowmen[/url]
[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/pikemilitia.jpg"]Pike Militia[/url]



[b][size=4]Their army in action[/size][/b]


[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/battle1.jpg"]Image 1[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/battle2.jpg"]Image 2[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/battle3.jpg"]Image 3[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/battle7.jpg"]Image 4[/url]

For the following screenshots I've loaded a custom battle between the Starks and the Tully's. Just for your information so don't start crying "Blasphemy!" :tongue:

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/battle4.jpg"]Image 5[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/battle5.jpg"]Image 6[/url]

[url="http://users.skynet.be/sky73172/fptully/battle6.jpg"]Image 7[/url]

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[quote name='Night Watchman' post='1430048' date='Jul 7 2008, 07.50']Yay, the Tullys. Though when the mod is released I'm playing the Starks.[/quote]

Yeah. This looks great. But I'm also going to be kicking tail with the Starks. :)

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im really impressed by all the hard work! keep it up. the previews look amazing! i like the generals as much as the lords themselves.

Wish amoka would make some more portaits! he's amazing with his artwork!

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Looks Great! I cant wait to reave against them as Greyjoy! Hehehe stupid fishies cant hope to stand before a Kraken.

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It's good that the Tully's have some good units...god knows they're gonna need them to fight Lannisters. I'm surprised that Edmure has 4 command though. I'd say he should give his forces good morale, and maybe a command bonus when defending, but only start out with a couple command. Then again, if you're going for balance, than I understand.

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Cat was about 35 i think. I remember Ned being younger than 40, Cat was saying he looked old-with the grey hairs starting to come in.
And i cant imagine edmure only being a couple years younger than Ned.

So i still think edmure is around 25. This was it would be alot easier for him to have children also.

Remember, people grow up pretty fast in westeros. Just look at bran, dany, robb, and all the rest. most are in their 20's and are very experienced.

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[quote name='lane stark' post='1432140' date='Jul 8 2008, 16.09']So i still think edmure is around 25. This was it would be alot easier for him to have children also.

Remember, people grow up pretty fast in westeros. Just look at bran, dany, robb, and all the rest. most are in their 20's and are very experienced.[/quote]

Yeah, Ned was 35.

Edmure is 25-30 I think. He is younger than both Cat and Lysa.

Er......Robb and Danny are way under 20. Danny was turning 14 when she was preggo, and Robb was 16 ish when he was killed.

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[quote name='Jak o the Shadows' post='1432148' date='Jul 8 2008, 22.22']Yeah, Ned was 35.

Edmure is 25-30 I think. He is younger than both Cat and Lysa.

Er......Robb and Danny are way under 20. Danny was turning 14 when she was preggo, and Robb was 16 ish when he was killed.[/quote]
Yeah, Edmure is definitely 25-30, and probbly closer to 25. Catelyn was 35 during AGOT, and she has memories of her youth without him (AGOT: [i]Her two older brothers had both died in infancy, so she had been son as well as daughter to Lord Hoster until Edmure was born.[/i]). So at least a 7-8 years difference should be considered.

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I also think that Brynden should be older. He fought at the War of the Ninepenny Kings, which happened around 256-257. Making him 54 at the timo of AGOT would imply that he was 9 years old at that time.

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What are Brynden's Hit Points, since he was able to survive the War of the Ninepenny Kings [i]and[/i] Robert's Rebellion, [i]and[/i] Robb's Rebellion, I imagine they'd be quite high, making him very hard to kill. I'd maybe be tempted to give him anouther command star.

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[quote]Which faction will be previewed next?[/quote]
Probably Joffrey. His skins are ready but his unit cards aren't done.

[quote]Wish amoka would make some more portaits! he's amazing with his artwork![/quote]
Amen to that, brother. He's working on some Targaryen portraits but don't expect them anytime soon.

[quote]oh, i think edmure is younger than 35 though. maybe 25[/quote]
Exactly, I found out the day I was posting the Tully preview. And then a lot of people in this topic pointed it out. He will be 25 in the final release. And as for Brynden, I'll make him a bit older, say 60. Is that better?

[quote]I'm surprised that Edmure has 4 command though. I'd say he should give his forces good morale, and maybe a command bonus when defending, but only start out with a couple command. Then again, if you're going for balance, than I understand.[/quote]
I will lower his command by 1 points. :)

Btw, do any of you know who Hoster's and Brynden's parents are? I can't link them to each other in the family tree as long as I don't have their names.

[quote]What are Brynden's Hit Points, since he was able to survive the War of the Ninepenny Kings and Robert's Rebellion, and Robb's Rebellion, I imagine they'd be quite high, making him very hard to kill. I'd maybe be tempted to give him anouther command star.[/quote]
The character with the highest commmand rating in the mod is Stannis, with 8 Command. Second place is shared by Brynden Tully and Tywin Lannister, both 7 Command. After them... I don't know by heart. Probably Randyll Tarly and Victarion Greyjoy with 6 Command.

As for his hitpoints, all characters from the books start with a hidden trait, called BookCharacter. This trait gives them +2 hitpoints so they wouldn't die as easily in battle.
Brynden also has a Good Fighter trait which gives him another +2 hitpoints. That's +4 hitpoints added to the default general hitpoints.

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[quote name='Gampie' post='1436180' date='Jul 11 2008, 07.10']Exactly, I found out the day I was posting the Tully preview. And then a lot of people in this topic pointed it out. He will be 25 in the final release. And as for Brynden, I'll make him a bit older, say 60. Is that better?[/quote]

I just found in AGOT yesterday in anoter reread that Brynden is 5 years younger than Hoster. So if you find where it says Hosters age than we will know how old the Blackfish is. I think its in ACOK. So we would have to subtract some age for the year or two that the novels cover in that span.

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[quote name='Jak o the Shadows' post='1432148' date='Jul 8 2008, 16.22']Yeah, Ned was 35.

Edmure is 25-30 I think. He is younger than both Cat and Lysa.

Er......Robb and Danny are way under 20. Danny was turning 14 when she was preggo, and Robb was 16 ish when he was killed.[/quote]


I wasn't saying that robb and dany, jon and the rest WERE 20, im just saying...once you get to 20 years old, your really considered an adult.
Ned was just under 40 and it seemed he was older. same things with theon, and alot of others. in todays world you grow up slower it seems. back in the day, like in westeros, you were made to grow up alot faster.

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How much time will pass per turn? Unless it's only a couple months, Brynden would be dead of old age pretty fast. Which would suck.

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