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Re: [GZG] Knights of St John Re: Please ignore previous on Knights...

From: "Kev" <hott@h...>
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 20:57:17 +0100
Subject: Re: [GZG] Knights of St John Re: Please ignore previous on Knights...

I'm no better, the current campaign I'm involved in required everyone to
come up with a background and I picked the Knights of St. Michael's Wing
( For my background a
Portuguese/Brazilian mix coming out of the LLAR


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "K.H.Ranitzsch" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, April 08, 2006 9:15 AM
Subject: Re: [GZG] Knights of St John Re: Please ignore previous on

> Funny, how some minds think alike. I had very similar ideas about
> Knights of St.John for the Tuffleyverse, right down to their use of
> ships with beam weaponry :-)
> Unfortunately, the project never progressed very far beyond painting
> a few GZG Nuns with guns in appropiately coloured armour and designing
> "Non-Maltese" cross for them.
> I have restored the webpage with their pictures:
> David Stokes schrieb:
> > Sorry to cause confusion. The Knights of St John are also known as
> > Hospitilers or the Knights of Malta. They are still in existence
> > with several affiliated groups in various countries. The Templars
> > the other main group of crusader knights.
> And, of courese, the Teutonic Knights.
> > The Knights of St John (I refer to them as such since they are no
> > based on Malta and no longer run the hospital in Jerusalem)
> Though they and their associated organisations still run a lot of
> hospital, first-aid organisations and charities in many places, so
> "Hospitallers" doesn't seem inappropiate for me.
> > My plans for them in the Tuffleyverse build on their current
> > and their history. They will operate hospital ships evacuating
> > casualties from war zones during the Solar Wars, and patrol shipping
> > lanes against pirates, especially those with connections to the IF.
> > the Kra'vak War starts they see their sacred role as protecting
> > and turn their small but potent force to striking Kra'vak
incursions. I
> > foresee a siege of their fortified base world analogous to the
> > siege of Malta, and strikes at the Kra'vak lines of supply during
> > attack on Sol.
> Their military ground forces would act to support their relief
> operations and those of other aid operators, especially protecting
> against crime and petty warlord interference.
> >
> > Diplomatically, I see them as officially neutral but not equally
> > friendly with all human powers, and relations cut across the typical
> > fault lines. Most friendly with the FSE. Good relations also,
> > ironically, with the NSL, although the NSL sometimes complains about
> > being too close to the FSE. Cordial, but not warm, relations with
> > NAC - still haven't quite gotten over the whole Church of England
> > but some of their largest individual donors are NAC subjects. Fairly
> > frosty relations with the ESU, and all but outright hostile with the
> > (yes, I'm building an IF fleet).
> In the Tuffelyverse, they would nominally be subject to the Pope, but
> they have a very independent mind of their own, and it is unlikely
> Sophia II could force them to do anything they don't want to do.
> Even today, they are nominally a sovereign organization, not subject
> a state, and indeed there are some countries that recognize them as an
> independent "states". In Prague, for example, they have a very nice
> Greetings
> Karl Heinz
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