Mike Van Pelt wrote:Uh...
Google albigensian crusade.
It would take more than the word of just a cardinal, I think.
I did. It took *8* local Church councils and the Third Lateran Council condemning their theology, and finally the word of the Pope himself to order the genocide of the entire population (after the Albigensians murdered the Papal Legate).
One Cardinal, regardless of how personally powerful, does NOT have the horsepower to order the deaths of an entire Grand Duchy.
But if he has the ear of the neighboring kingdom that was ravaged by the dragon that Q didn't kill, and was already threatening war over the dragon, AND who feels personally slighted by Q's boasting before he runs off to deal with said dragon (and then abandons them all, the traitorous Raccoonan), well, then the Cardinal won't need all that clout with the church in the end.
Just walk up to the king and tell him "The raccoonan and his crew stole from me and ran off
into the night! Just like he did for you when he abandoned your
loyal soldiers escorting him! We KNOW he dealt with the Unselle Court to grant the duchy a wish of unlimited wealth, refused to kill the dragon in YOUR kingdom and now is stealing from the church! Kill the witch rat and his crew, stop the unholy alliance he made between the Court and Duchy! GO TO WAR!"
And that fat king with go "Left Click+Drag, Right Click inside the duchy area