An Inscrutable Conceit
The Great Game
What happens when boredom takes hold of a kingdom comprising 100 nobles, 1000 knights and 30,000 soldiers? What happens when envy turns to resentment and avarice overcomes honour?
What happens is half a millennia of civil war. Five hundred years of scheming, betrayal, bloodshed and battle, where neighbours draw steel over an acre of land and armies clash to serve the whims of Lords striving for title and power.
This is the Great Game.
There are just three principles. The first is that war can only be waged in defense of slighted honour. The second is that one’s honour need only be slightly slighted for blood to be spilled and title claimed. And the third is to win at all costs.