Count D of G

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Introduction

A mysterious Count, apparently involved in some way with Pernicious Anemia and perhaps the Bone Mother cult.

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1659-1660 T166
Duchy of Burgundy: The Bishop of Dijon was quite concerned to learn that a priceless copy of the 'Necronomicon' had recently been acquired by the Count D_ of G_ from refugees from the north. This copy, evidently the original Greek translation by Theodorus Philetas in 950 A.D., was found in the ruins of the Abbey of F_ , which was abandoned after the strange earthquake and fire of 1639. The Count later fled Dijon upon word of the fighting in the north and was not seen again.

1661-1662 T167
Swedish Empire of Russia: The notorious Count D_ of G_, wanted in Denmark for crimes committed during the war against the Free Companies, was stabbed to death in Lubeck harbor as he attempted to board a ship for Stockholm. The Count's assailants, two Mediterranean sailors, then escaped into the crowd with a large package. While the motive for the crime appears to be robbery, the Count reportedly gasped the words, "Ia Kulhuz! Kulhuz fthagn!" as he died, leading authorities to suspect that he may have been an Aztec sympathizer.

1665-1666 T169
Swedish Empire of Russia: The notorious Count D_ of G_, accompanied by a famous actress, attended a midnight performance of the Grand Opera in Berlin. As usual, the Count was dressed ahead of the first fashion, his dark satin doublet and bone-white pendant complementing the flawless pallor of his skin. When astonished onlookers inquired regarding the incident of 1660, the Count laughed and replied, "Reports of my death were... premature. I've been away on a small journey, but now I'm back."

1669-1670 T171
Swedish Empire of Russia: The notorious Count D_ of G_ returned in the fall of 1670 from a long visit to the ruins of Bruges in the Low Countries and immediately resumed his place on the glittering upper strata of Rigan society. Describing his travels, the Count said, "there's a new esthetic impulse in the Low Countries; a freedom to experiment with novel media and themes that I cannot help but admire. I was disapointed, however, by the narrow-minded and parochial attritudes of most of the artists that we met. Their creations, fresh and imaginative though they might be, tend to involve but a few common and repetitive themes, and any attempt at discussion is met with hostility or worse. One member of our party was set upon and eaten when he dared to comment upon a performance we were watching and I daresay our hosts would have attempted to lay hands upon my companion had I not taken... steps... to defend her."

1671-1672 T172
Swedish Empire of Russia: The famous singer, Lobelia M_, passed away in Berlin from complications associated with pernicious anemia. Madame M_ was famous for her beauty, and during her short but brilliant career was seen in the company of such notorious men as the Baron M_, the Count D_ of G_, and the Ritter-Captain Karl von H_ of Straslund. She was buried at a special ceremony in a vault outside the city. After the ceremony, several of Madam M_'s former associates, all either noted artists, literary figures, or members of the nobility gathered to denounce the government's policy of inaction on what they termed the 'growing PA crisis'. They also called for more research to discover a cure for this disease.

1677-1678 T175
Christian Emirate of Lybia: In Graasland, the city and its surrounding province continued to prosper under the guidance of Governor Vlatov. In a further move to reduce tensions between various factions, and thus bring greater order, peace and prosperity to the city, Vlatov directed that its late ruler, Thorvald, be exhumed from the bare pit in which it lay outside the city and given a proper burial. "After all," said the governor, "Thorvald was not personally responsible for the conflict. He was merely the unfortunate heir of his predecessor's policies. Besides, as the victim of a treacherous assassin, he deserves a proper interment." Many notables attended the nocturnal ceremony. Among them were Jacob Falcone, Lucas Carter and the ever-notorious Count D_ of G_, accompanied as always, by an attractive female companion. Unfortunately for the greater plan, the pit was found to be empty when dug out. Apparently some dogs had gotten at the body and tugged it from the earth, scattering the bones over a wide area. Vlatov shrugged and went about his business.

1679-1780 T176
Christian Emirate of Lybia: Medical staff of the Burgundian Ambassador reported that several cases of Pernicious Anemia have occurred in Grassland. While Lybian authorities were quick to denounce this report, according to the Burgundian physicians, the victims all showed classic signs of the disease, including acute sensitivity to light, intolerance of solid food, morbid dementia, phobia towards religious artifacts, and an irrational and contagious belief that they could transform themselves into animals. Among the victims was the Lady S_, who accompanied the Cound D_ of G_ at the funeral of the late Thorvald.

1687-1688 T180
Duchy of Burgundy: In Dijon, representatives of the literary and artistic community presented the Burgundian government with a 'PA Quilt'. This quilt, fashioned over the period of several years, was intended as a memorial for victims of Pernicious Anemia and as a protest against government inaction. The presentation ceremony was attended by many members of the aristocracy, including the notorious Count D_ of G_ who had arrived in Dijon to attend the opening of the opera. For some reason the Count seemed to find the ceremony amusing.

1693-1694 T183
Duchy of Burgundy: In Dijon, the Opera gave a special performance to dramatize the plight of pigment-deprived individuals in the Empire of South Afriqa. To judge from its attendance, this performance was a great critical and dramatic success. The attendees included such celebrated figures as the Marquis of M_, the great Lady L_, the lords R_ and H_ of Warsaw, and the notorious Count D_ of G_. When asked his opinion, the ageless Count said, "It was a remarkable performance, quite innovative, and a refreshing departure from their preoccupation with benefits for the treatment of Pernicious Anemia."

1695-1696 T184
Danish Empire: Countess L_ passed away in Mantua, a victim of Pernicious Anemia. The Countess was noted as a patron of the arts, and achieved some notoriety as a companion of the ageless Count D_ of G_ during his recent visit to the city.

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