Maimonides sends you directly to another tutor-polymath: ʾAbū l-Walīd Muḥammad bin ʾAḥmad bin Rušd, better known just as Ibn Rushd, in European literature as Averroes, but this top scholar actually died in 1198 in Marrakech. So we need his inheritence to look for as this Almoravid Qadi is still considered by some "the spiritual father of Europe". According to Averroes, there is no conflict between religion and philosophy, rather that they are different ways of reaching the same truth. The player will be looking for Averroes laments: "If someone took on these books and summarize them and clarify their aims after first thoroughly understanding them himself, people would have an easier time comprehending them. “If you have the energy,” Ibn Tufayl told me, “you do it. I'm confident you can, because I know what a good mind and devoted character you have, and how dedicated you are to the art." This is real quotation that player will get on finding the last of the Organons. Actually the whole quest is turning the player into a considerable medieval aristotelian scholar. As such he may be the one who will finish this scholastical job - to persuade Europe on using this scientific method of enlightenment. So step 6 may be preforming in real the Imaginary debate between Averroes and Porphyry, illustrated by Monfredo de Monte Imperiali in Liber de herbis. But porphyry lived in 5th century. So I decided that a dispute directly with the Pope should be scheduled (, as the Conclave of Modders elects one)
. But this may be a legal infringement according to the feudal and cannonic law as it was a period of frequent Antipopes. If you, Modders, decide that a papal conflict will be implemented or we have no pope in 1200 mod, so the player may get a task to perform a dispute with any Archbishop and persuade him as well as the Church behind him of the properness, purity and feasability of aristotelianism and scholasticism to universal catholicism (Actually in 1270 aristotelianism has been condemned in 13 theses by Étienne Tempier (Stephanus of Orleans, 1210-1279), the bishop of Paris and lector in Paris university. The historical fact is that later in 13th century Albertus Magnus achieved fame for his comprehensive knowledge and advocacy for the peaceful coexistence of science and religion)
- Condemnations of Paris
I wrote all this to make my point - the last book should be found after considerable reflection done and after the player meets these persons and their testaments and precepts. So... screenplay/storyboard to step 6.
- in Sevilla ...
Player: (aditional dialogue line)
I am looking for the magistrate of the Sevilla court of justice...Ibn Rushd.
Seville Guildmaster (name is to come): Our most reverred Qadi passed away two years ago. I XYZ
am taking his positon and obligations presently. Why are you looking for him? I have to ask you as I curently represent the authority of our caliph...
Pl: I was hoping for his scholarly advice and tuition of mastery of the mind.
Gui: Are you one of his students? One of your kind already came and said that he is taking all the Qadi's books East, to make a philosophy dispute with some ancient philosopher Porphyry of Gaza...
Pl: Alas, you disappoint me twice... You say that ibn Rushd is dead and that his written laments are away now. Sad.
Gui: if this Porphyry was ancient he should be dead too, right?! Weird folk is yours, Scholar. I gave this poor fellow of yours - Gerardus Cremonensis, none of the Qadi's books.
Pl: So tell me where do you keep these books!
Gui: Anyway, I sent them away to a big library as if I had kept them I thought it was going to be a burdening problem. Now as I see you I understand it was right thing to do...
Pl: Where did you send them?
Gui: I charged with the books a local boy, Juande Sevilla
. A bright fellow, he did not return but the letters he sent say that he has been initiated as a translator for the Archbishop of Toledo. Make your way to Toledo, if you desire, a lot westerners of your kind go there looking for our books.
Pl: Toledo school of translators
, I've heard of this place...
Gui: Exactly. Pray that the either the Archbishop or the Master of the translator's' guild lets you in the scriptorium. Mozarabic Toledans, Jewish scholars, Madrasah uhlem teachers and monks from the Order of Cluny work and contribute to our mods there. They translate many works, usually from Arabic into Castilian, and then from Castilian into Latin. In some cases, the translator could work directly from Arabic into Latin or Greek.
Pl: Farewell, Qadi.
Quest log change: Go to Michael Scottus, master of the translator's' guild in ToledoAs this is the only clue and haven't read the fifth book and being so close to Toledo the player is expected to visit this city. The Toledo guildmaster will consider speaking to Player if they have 0 or positive city relations - Toledo is the Convivencia Capital. Undergoing the Toledo city quest previously may contribute to that. When such level of relations is acquired and the Organon quest have been triggered a new line in guildmaster dialogue menu shall appear. "I am looking for Averroes laments!". MichaelScottus
: I know you, Player. I heard about your Commentaries on Aristotle you did with Master Grosseteste. And you are looking for more books, I see.
Player: I have heard of you too, master Scottus. It is said that you turned to stone a coven of witches. And yes, I am looking for the books that Juande Sevilla brought here...
MS: Indeed he brought them. He is here now, and Geredus Cremonensis also; they are working on classical books in our scriptorium. If someone took on these books and summarize them and clarify their aims after first thoroughly understanding them himself, people would have an easier time comprehending them. “If you have the energy,” Ibn Tufayl told Averroes, “you do it. I'm confident you can, because I know what a good mind and devoted character you have, and how dedicated you are to the art."
Player: That is what I want to do also. Show me the ancient laments, please!
MS: Unfortunately not, Master Player...The books were here, I personally took part in translating Averroes' influential commentaries on the scientific works of Aristotle, among many others. But the plot that emerged was not of the liking of our mentor and lord, the Archbishop of Toledo. We were baffled by his reluctancy to spread the copies. So I had to send them to the University of Paris, of course not by the means of a spirit, I am not a magician. The scholars and theologians their may be taking them into consideration in that very moment.
Pl: So north to Paris.
Quest log change: Go to XYZ, Dean of the University in Paris
As the titles in this mod are transferrable the titular Bishop of Paris is our guy. If the player finishes this level in 1270 the disput will happen on right historical time! Hardly, of course, the vital part is that this actually happens in game... And that the dispute is eloquent enough. I believe that high Persuation/or bribe should be enough for completing this level and acquiring Book 6 as a reward.Effects:
Averroes had been sacked of his political posts with the rise of Almohads so looking for him in this quest step may deteriorate your relations with Almohads, but improve with catholics as they are in war in between.
The rendezvous in Toledo may be extented but beneficial as positive city relaiton is required.
Entering Paris for a dispute (or a Synode!) with the Bishop himself may deteriorate your French realtions as you are challenging higher ecclessiastical authority. Of course you can make the dispute in the field where you find the Bishop.A pearl:
This dispute could be held at the Fourth Council of the Lateran (1215)
, which was convoked in Rome
on Matters of Fourth crusade actually...And more: Pope Innocent was central in supporting the Catholic Church's reforms of ecclesiastical affairs through his decretals and the Fourth Lateran Council...
Synode motto, if plausible:"Legitimately assembled in the holy Spirit, constituting a general council and representing the Catholic church militant, it has power immediately from Christ; and that everyone of whatever state or dignity, even papal, is bound to obey it in those matters which pertain to the faith, the eradication of the said schism and the general reform of the said church of God in head and members."
(Konstanz, 6 april 1415 )Disputus fere Synodus
Ecclestiastical authority (Innocent): Here, by the God's judgement, as well as before this right honourable comittee we have summoned a misguided person - Player. He dared into sinful and blasphemous statements and readings, in which he was also reported to be quite adamant. And I face you, my brothers from the church of God, who are present here in this court of divine justice. How should we find in pertinence to punish this sheep astray? Though we shall not spare god's ruth forgivingness if only Player shows rue and repentance for his unhallowed peccant deeds.
Master venturing Player: I came by myself, your Holiness. And I do not consider your assembly to be court of justice.(Jus at Konstanz)
EA:I expected you to be concurrent to this Haec Sancta Synodus, Player. Remember that we are empowered to execute and requit the due penalty for any heretic teaching. And your proclaims are such!
MVP:I procure that my knowledge is far from heretical. Its properness and purity scent as in the minds of ancient greek philosophers and feasability of aristotelianism and scholasticism to universal catholicism...
EA:Beware, Player, as you are unveiling your infernal guise! You speak for these Eastern heretics from Schizmatic Greece as they are our pontiffs!
MVP:And they may be, as you are corrupted and your malpractices and simony exorcize commons away of the Words of the Gospel.
EA:Do you understand what you are talking about, Player!? It is a Heretical revolution that is against the patrimonium of papacy!
MVP:I am not a heretic but a Scholastic, Your Holiness. We believe in empiricism and support Roman Catholic doctrines through secular study, reason, and logic. We oppose Christian mysticism, and the Platonist-Augustinian beliefs in mind dualism and the view of the world as inherently evil...
EA:Blessed Augustine of Hippo... Church coniders him as its most stout teacher, though you might be right about the promptness of his fundamentals of regularity...
MVP:I am. Civitas Dei is not a toponym but a spot in your zealous christian mind.
EA:Yes... The purest Doctor of the Church shall proclaim that all religious practices should have scriptural basis...The Muslim recapture of Jerusalem in 1187 is to me a divine judgment on the moral lapses of Christian princes.
MVP:Indeed, Your Holiness. You personally shall promote the changes in the Church to reassert you papal authority and Investiture over kings and laymen!
Attempt to peruade messagebox
EA(Innocent): Just as the founder of the universe established two great lights in the firmament of heaven, the greater light to rule the day and the lesser light to rule the night, so too He set two great dignities in the firmament of the universal church...These dignities are the papal authority and the royal power. Now just as the moon derives its light from the sun and is indeed lower than it in quantity and quality, in position and in power, so too the royal power derives the splendor of its dignity from the pontifical authority... Do you agree with muy decretal, most revered Player Magnus?..
Player: I do, Your Holiness.
EA: And indeed, you Doctor of the Church... In order to define fundamental doctrines, this Lateran council reviews the nature of the Eucharist and orders annual confession of sins, and prescribes detailed procedures for the election of bishops. The council also mandates a strict lifestyle for clergy, banning their participation in judicial procedures involving extremely painful punishments by
which the accused would either atone for their sins or prove themselves innocent of often frivolous charges.
Pl: I bow facing your divine grace and rightness.
EA: Go, Player Magnus and god-speed, my son!
Book 6 The Sophistical Refutations (Latin: De Sophisticis Elenchis) gives a treatment of logical fallacies, and provides a key link to Aristotle's work on rhetoric, a prize in your debate with guildmasters and bishops - permanent Persuation bonus to character skills.