Fandoms: Mongolian History RPF, 13th Century CE RPF, Historical RPF, Japanese Mythology, Diriliş: Ertuğrul | Resurrection: Ertugrul (TV), アグレッシブ烈子 | Aggressive Retsuko | Aggretsuko (Anime), One Piece, Çember | Circle (TV), Chinese Mythology, 河神 | Tientsin Mystic (TV), The Great Wall (2017)
02 May 2020
She sacrificed everything to restore his sanity. He... got her executed.
But you know what? Vulture butt.
The death thing didn't take. You can't keep a good spy (or a better shaman) down. She's headed back to Agency HQ on HIS most expensive horse. So there.
Inside, though, Nerguitani (No Name Girl) feels unsettlingly off-balance... and not just because she's so shockingly new to horseback riding. Surely not shaman's madness already? And if she's not herself, then who is she? Someone who'd face 272 kinds of Hell sooner than be pimped out to a career-length series of highly-placed psychos, apparently.
If only she knew what fond friends she'd made during her short stay in the capital. Or that Great Khan Ogedei has a plan she'd like much better. Or that Ogedei's reckless brother Chagatai has his own --- well --- more of an impulse than a plan, really.
Meanwhile, Greater Mongol's once-more-celebrated general Baiju Noyan, now governor of a plum province, is getting lucky more often than a set of loaded sheep-ankle bones. Yet, somehow, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown... and the other head, too...
- Part 2 of The Top-Secret History of No Name Girl
11 Apr 2019
Ever wonder... what if the first episode of Diriliş: Ertuğrul (aka Resurrection: Ertugrul in the US and Ertugrul: The Resurrection in the UK) was written like Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange?
Maybe not, but I make no appy polly loggies. As soon as "There was me (that is, Ertuğrul) and my three droogs (that is, Turgut, Doğan, and Bamsı)" sneaked into my head one day, it became inevitable. So relax and enjoy it.
Fandoms: 13th Century CE RPF, Diriliş: Ertuğrul | Resurrection: Ertugrul (TV), Real Person Fiction, Mongolian History RPF, Turkish History RPF, Historical RPF
26 Nov 2018
Ogedei (son of Genghis) Khan has a problem. Somewhere out in where-the-eff-is-Anatolia, his protégé Baiju Noyan has dropped off the map and taken his troops with him. Incoming reports have been increasingly sparse, inarticulate, and disturbing. Has the famously fierce Noyan gone native? Rogue? Insane? All of the above?
According to the royal diviners, rookie intelligence agent Nerguitani ("No Name Girl") is the best candidate for the mission. Sungurtekin (the Khan's Anatolian spymaster and a native of the Kayis tribal lands where the Noyan was last sighted) privately thinks the diviners have been drinking more spirits than they've been consulting.
Can a nice girl from the home steppes (with multiple options on not-so-nice) survive the dangerous company of Baiju Noyan and evade the wrath of his sworn nemesis Ertugrul Ghazi? Can she salvage the Khan's Western frontier before it becomes an epic Mongolian cluster... of embarrassments?
- Part 1 of The Top-Secret History of No Name Girl
Fandoms: Diriliş: Ertuğrul | Resurrection: Ertugrul (TV), 13th Century CE RPF, Real Person Fiction, Mongolian History RPF
10 Feb 2018
History’s Imperial Mongol commander Baiju (aka Bayçu) Noyan was back-drafted into service as the villain of Resurrection: Ertugrul Season 2. Played brilliantly by actor Barış Bağcı (we’re not worthy!), the Noyan (which was his title, not his name) became such a fan favorite that there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth when he was apparently killed by Ertugrul (the least-ambiguous hero since 1940's Superman).
Historians (whom, trust me, you don’t want to cross) remonstrated that the historical Baiju Noyan won battles for decades after the 1230’s(ish)* setting of Season 2 and nothing suggests that he did so as a zombie or a vampire. Rather, Baiju ostensibly survived until at least 1260, when (according to a single account by Rashid al-Din written almost a century later) he was executed by his insecure new boss Hulegu, the first Ilkhan.
Hulegu, despite his descent from Genghis Khan, seems like rather small change compared to Ertugrul and some of Baiju's other would-be exterminators. Did Baiju really die in 1260? And if not --- if he ding-dong-ditched Death once again --- why is there no further word of him?