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Old 25-04-2014, 09:34 PM   #167
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Arrow III Count of Tripoli

Raymond III of Tripoli (1140 – September/October 1187) was Count of Tripoli from 1152 to 1187 and Prince of Galilee and Tiberias in right of his wife Eschiva..Raymond was a great-great-grandson of Raymond IV of Toulouse (Raymond I of Tripoli). He succeeded his father Raymond II, who had been killed by the Hashshashin, in 1152, when he was 12.. His mother, princess Hodierna of Jerusalem, daughter of King Baldwin II, ruled as regent until Raymond came of age 3 years later. He was also known as Raymond the Younger to distinguish him from his father..In 1174 Amalric died and was succeeded by his son Baldwin IV, who was still too young to rule on his own and furthermore was suffering from leprosy. Miles of Plancy, "seneschal of the kingdom", claimed the regency. But Raymond soon arrived and, as first cousin and closest male relative of King Amalric, demanded to be named bailli (also "bailiff" or "regent").. In this he was supported by the major barons of the kingdom, including Humphrey II of Toron, Balian of Ibelin, and Reginald of Sidon. Soon Miles Was assassinated in Acre and Raymond was invested as bailli...
The 40th Spirit is Räum.. He is a Great Earl; and appeareth at first in the Form of a Crow, but after the Command of the Exorcist he putteth on Human Shape.. His office is to steal Treasures out King's Houses, and to carry it whither he is commanded, and to destroy Cities and Dignities of Men, and to tell all things, Past, and What Is, and what Will Be; and to cause Love between Friends and Foes.. He was of the Order of Thrones.. He Governeth 30 Legions of Spirits...

In Tripoli Raymond made peace with Saladin, perhaps hoping to ally with him against their common enemy Guy.. At the end of 1186 Saladin, with his army stationed at Raymond's fief of Tiberias, threatened an invasion of the kingdom if Raynald continued to attack Muslim caravans. An embassy, led by Balian of Ibelin, was sent by Guy to negotiate with Raymond, but Saladin's troops ambushed them at the Battle of Cresson in May 1187. Raymond reluctantly made peace with Guy after this, and Saladin immediately besieged Tiberias, rather than pillage the kingdom as the Crusaders expected...'ll take the 300 on the left, you take the 300 on the right..We both know that the Church can be most persuasive..A 1,000 lost souls for the fires of hell.. A glorious day for the Church...

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