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I use that time to put troops in other AI lord's garrisons because they throw like 10 dudes with pitchforks and a bag of stones in a town on the border with the Khuazits and are all "yeah that's well defended".
I tried it in M&B Original and ran into a few bugs that ruined my game so I use multiple saves now just in case. If I could be assured that I wouldn't lose a 500 day character due to a bug I would play it hardcore, I don't quicksave before battles and I take my lumps as they come.
Well I haven't been able to start my overthrow yet because I'm too busy pulling Swadia's ass from the fire while gutless King Harlaus stuffs his face at Praven or one of his castles (he awards them to himself after we take them). Over 1200 Kerghit horse molesters just outside Dhirim and he throws a damn feast a day's ride behind the lines...
I am so going to kick his ass when I get a minute to breathe.
So right now in my campaign I'm a vassal for King Harlaus of Swadia, we are currently in a 2 front war with the Vaegirs and the Kherghits and if you ask any lord they'll tell you that both fronts are going poorly for us.
So what does King Harlaus do? He throws two feasts in a row in his castle...