Sweden: 25 August 1322-11 November 1351: King Matt

It's me, King Matt. My dad sent me into hiding, and it didn't appear to do too well for me. Let's come out of hiding. Worst thing that happens, we start the rule of my son, Count Kettil soon.

Somehow, I've inherited a county surrounded by the Byzantine Empire. Can I figure out how to give that away?

Gave it away to someone in my court, but it's still part of the realm. Defeated the revolting bishop, but discovered the King of Estonia was trying to kill my son. So I killed him first.

OK, if anybody is actually reading along, I'm going to end this experiment here. I think I've learned a little bit about chronicling. In particular, this has been too haphazard and too dry. To do something about the haphazardness, I think I'm going to incorporate the chronicle from the Charlemagne expansion. Maybe that will free me up to be more interesting. Here's an idea of what the chronicle looks like for Matt's reign:

King Algot of Uppland died a natural death on 25 August, 1322. His son, Matt, succeeded to the throne of the Kingdom with a grand ceremony in Zaporzhye.

Bishop Kol of Neiden lost the war against King Matt of Uppland.

- 1323 -
Count BÂrd of Hedmark lost the war against King Matt of Uppland.
King Matt of Uppland went to war against King Harald II of Estonia.
The army of King Matt of Uppland, commanded by Prince Sverker of Nordarike, was victorious in the battle of Nyland against the armies of Estonia.

- 1324 -
Pope Stephanus X declared a Crusade, wherein all faithful Catholics were called to help conquer Jerusalem from the Shias.

- 1325 -
King Matt of Uppland was victorious in the battle of Kexholm against the army of Estonia, commanded by King Harald II of Estonia.
Uppland was attacked by the Norwegian realm of Jemtland, ruled by Duke Tryggve III.

- 1326 -
King Matt of Uppland won the war against King Harald II of Estonia.
King Matt of Uppland lost the battle of Kemi against the army of Norway, commanded by Duke Skofte of Vestlandet.

- 1327 -
Duke Tryggve III of Jemtland won the war against King Matt of Uppland.
Uppland was attacked by the Swedish realm of ÷sterbotten, ruled by Count Borkvard.
King Matt of Uppland tried but failed to imprison Count Borkvard of ÷sterbotten, causing him to come out in open rebellion.
King Wojuta of Poland supported King Wojuta of Poland in war against his enemies.
The Crusade declared by Stephanus ended with the successful conquest of Jerusalem from the Shias.
King Matt of Uppland was victorious in the battle of Kandalax against the army of ÷sterbotten, commanded by Count Borkvard of ÷sterbotten.

- 1328 -
Caliph Nabil declared a Jihad, wherein all unfaithful Shias were called to conquer Jerusalem from the Catholics.
Count Borkvard of ÷sterbotten lost the war against King Matt of Uppland.

- 1329 -
Uppland was attacked by the Norwegian realm of Hedmark, ruled by Count BÂrd 'the Seducer'.
King Matt of Uppland was victorious in the battle of V‰rmland against the army of Norway, commanded by Count BÂrd of Hedmark.

- 1330 -
Count ≈mund of Hedmark lost the war against King Matt of Uppland.
King Matt held a grand tournament, inviting all the great lords and knights of the realm.
Prince Kettil of Uppland married Duchess Edla, daughter of Duke Dag of SjÊlland.
Uppland was attacked by the Norwegian realm of Ostlandet, ruled by Duke Thorvald 'the Young'.

- 1331 -
King Matt of Uppland lost the battle of Vesterg¯tland against the army of Norway, commanded by Duke Thorvald of Ostlandet.
Duke Thorvald of Ostlandet 'the Young' won the war against King Matt of Uppland.
Uppland was attacked by the Swedish realm of Upplander Revolt, ruled by Tord.

- 1332 -
The earth shook for three days in Nyland, killing two hundred peasants and a priest.

- 1333 -
King Matt of Uppland was victorious in the battle of Uppland against the army of Upplander Revolt, commanded by Tord of Upplander Revolt.

- 1334 -
Tord of Upplander Revolt made peace with King Matt of Uppland.

- 1335 -
Strange and wonderful serpents were seen in Nyland.

- 1336 -
Pope Stephanus X, leader of all Catholic faithful, died comatose in bed on 2 February, 1336.

- 1337 -
People in Tavastehus claimed to have seen two suns at the same time.

- 1338 -
King Matt of Uppland went to war against King Czcibor of Denmark.

- 1339 -
An uncommonly great number of children were born this year in Tavastehus.

- 1340 -
King Matt of Uppland was victorious in the battle of V‰rend against the army of Denmark, commanded by King Waclaw of Denmark.

- 1341 -
King Matt of Uppland was victorious in the battle of Mˆre against the army of Danish Revolt, commanded by Yngvar of Danish Revolt.
King Matt of Uppland, through deeds and character, came to be known as King Matt 'the Great'.
King Matt of Uppland 'the Great' won the war against King Waclaw of Denmark.
King Matt of Uppland went to war against Queen Ingegerd of Sweden.

- 1342 -
A river flooded parts of Kola in the spring.

- 1343 -
King Matt of Uppland was victorious in the battle of Tavastehus against the army of Sweden, commanded by Queen Ingegerd of Sweden.

- 1344 -
Strange and wonderful serpents were seen in G‰strikland.

- 1345 -
King Matt of Uppland was victorious in the battle of Tjust against the army of Sweden, commanded by Queen Ingegerd of Sweden.
King Matt of Uppland 'the Great' won the war against Queen Ingegerd of Sweden 'the Wise'.
Matt Stenkiling usurped the County of Nyland from Ingegerd Stenkiling.

- 1346 -
People in V‰rend claimed to have seen two suns at the same time.

- 1347 -
Uppland was attacked by the Swedish realm of Visby, ruled by Grand Mayor Ingemar 'the Blessed'.

- 1348 -
King Matt of Uppland was victorious in the battle of Tavastehus against the army of Visby, commanded by Grand Mayor Ingemar of Visby.
Uppland was attacked by the Lithuanian realm of Lithuanian Band, ruled by Captain Girdenis.
King Matt of Uppland lost the battle of Nyland against the army of Lithuanian Band, commanded by Captain Girdenis of Lithuanian Band.

- 1349 -
Grand Mayor Ingemar of Visby 'the Blessed' won the war against King Matt of Uppland 'the Great'.
King Matt of Uppland lost the battle of Satakunda against the army of Lithuanian Band, commanded by Captain Girdenis of Lithuanian Band.

- 1350 -
King Matt of Uppland lost the battle of Satakunda against the army of Lithuanian Band, commanded by Captain Girdenis of Lithuanian Band.

- 1351 -
Pope Leo X, leader of all Catholic faithful, died a natural death on 23 February, 1351.
King Matt of Uppland was victorious in the battle of Finland against the army of Lithuanian Band, commanded by Captain Tovtivilas of Lithuanian Band.
King Matt of Uppland died a maimed cripple on 11 November, 1351. His son, Kettil, succeeded to the throne of the Kingdom with a grand ceremony in Kola.
Maybe if I add my running commentary in italics, this will work for the next playthrough.

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