Oceanic Movement: All ocean going leaders and navies travel on coastal sea zones that border your own nation and those of all trade partners at the rate of 1 month per zone. Movement on all coastal sea zones not bordering your nation and your trade partners is 2 months per zone. Monsoon arrows will speed up travel by a factor of a half. Sailing against a strong current counts an additional month. Sailing into hostile waters (H code in the sea zone on your maps) costs an additional month. Travel on all mapped open ocean arrows and inter-island arrows is 1 month per arrow. Travel on non-mapped or party-mapped open ocean arrows and inter island arrows is 4 months per arrow (as you are mapping them). These movement rules nullify the rules introduces around Turn 59 of Lords 10.
Nautical Stats Investments: All non-Renaissance (Tech 8) nations may not invest in Nautical Stats: Conduit Limit, Trade Range & Navigation. Any gold or NFP will be saved if attempted.
Undefined MSP (To Reiterate): You can convert 2m to 1t (and then demobizie it for NFP) if you FIRST pay 1 GP per MSP. These are privately owned ships and cannot be seized without consequence.
AGRO Harvests: I have adjusted the randomizer to fluctuate harvests about 33% either way. This should reduce the incidents of really bad harvests.
Capital Command Control Radius: This will radiate from your capital city your nation has an infrastructure of 2 or more. If your king is outside the CCR, the capital will be overthrown. Any Centralist Monarchy may choose to radiate CCR from the king if they so choose.
Chancellors (Clarification): All Imperial governments will have a Chancellor leader automatically rolled up and placed in the #2 slot of your stat sheet if the slot has not already been filled. If you don't like the chancellor that has been rolled up, you may replace the leader with one of your own choice (from your royal family, lieutenants or a re-roll). You may even choose not to have a chancellor at all. However, if an Imperial government is to raidate CCR from your capital, a chancellor must be present there during the turn, otherwise CCR will radiate from the ending location of your king. Chancellor effectively count against allowed princes, not BL leaders. Empires with chancellor s may have heirs activated in a princely slot. Chancellors act as regents in case the king is not of age.
2.10.3 Adjustment: Project Support: The PWB component of the Project Support has been changed. It is now
Support = (PWB/((Imperial Size + Size Divisor)*10))2
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Eastern Europe Mercs: 40mc, 10mi, 10ma
THE KINGDOM OF HURSZIA
Gaspar II, King of Hurszia, Grand Zhupan of Pethion
'Gas the Zhoop' as the nursery rhymn would go called a mass conscription and outfitted many men to fight horseback. Mercenaries were signed up both at Pethion and the docks of Pula. The force of around 100,000 men made a strong assault against the communist revolutionaries in Italy. Verona, Lombardy and Romagna were pacified by the end of 1538. There were some minor losses at the siege of Milan.
THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE OF THE RUSSIAS
Cinja II, Czarina of Great Russia, Empress of the East
DIPLOMACY: Vladimir(nt), Thrace(a)
The Chancellor Yerski Anara suffered from five assassination attempts while she was encamped at Obodria, not far from Rostock. She was protected as was Lady Sapelivy and Lady Vaktarov. The troop body lost some mass due to desertions. The assault of Rostock was on and was easily accomplished (no casulties). The bombardment from last turn had done its job softening up the city. The army moved to Holstein to fight the Dutch froggies. The Dutch couldn't stop the advance. Holstein was taken. Lubeck fell to constant artillery barrage and assault (It lost 1 Gpv). Saxony was pacified at the end of 1538.
With all the armies out and about, almost nothing protected the homeland. There was just Aleksei and 2500 elite engineers. They could not prevent the Dutch from landing 67,000 elite cavalry on Pomerania, behind the advance. These cut off the invasion path from direct land access. The counter-invaders took Pomerania, Kassubia and destroyed Aleksei's force in Prussia. Prussia was lost, but the Danes took their time about it.
New Khitan and Canbucha armies arrived in Tver in 1538. They totalled 167,500 all elite cavalry.
THE FREE COMPANY OF THE RISING SUN
Tsubigea Jumin, Ronin Captain
The Ronin sacked and burned Serafin in Donets and looted the region.
THE ROMAN KINGDOM OF ANATOLIKON
Herakles, King of Rumania
DIPLOMACY: Peloponesse(t), Hellas(nt), Macedonia(hs), Kyklades(c), Cyprus(hs), Crete(t)
The Anatolians tried to work up the neutrals with gifts and flattery. The regents effort paid off and he got the Peloponesse and Hellas to bow before the young king. But Ajax and Ilexus weren't as eloquent. Ajax had to deal with snub nosed Shi'a Muslims. Ilexus almost caused a war in Macedon and then got in trouble telling Khomeni jokes in Black Muslim Cyprus. A great feast and carnival was thrown for the coming of age of the Rumanrex. A lot of Ghaznavid collectors coins (the 'Jackalope Edition') arrived in boxes by way of Armenia. Eusolini grew to 4 Gpv.
THE KINGDOM OF ARMENIA
Nisibis, Shah of Armenia
Sebastes snuck into Edessa and signed up a deal there. Stefan hung out nearby in case of trouble. Batumi grew to 6 Gpv. That road from Batumi to Konya was opened.
West Africa Mercs: 20mi, 20mc, 10ma
THE UMMA OF ISLAM (YORUBA)
Asuor, Dread Oba of Yoruba, Lord of the Zombies, Caliph of the Shining Path, Protector of the Holy City of Parqr'h
DIPLOMACY: Gagnoa(a), Jenne(nt)
Aggu took the 67,500 infantry and 7500 slaves to Merrakesh and forced tribute there. Asuor sent gold bars north to Andalusia along the new land route in order to appease them. The cities of Bouma, Maza, Kumbi-Selah, Zungeru, Ilorrin, Cheysuk, Baughazwil and Volta grew. Adwaghost was settled to (0/6) by Shining Path colonials.
THE HIMRAD SULTANAT OF DARA
Azucentia II, Sultana of Ngazargumu, Lady of Dara
Hananumar and her force of 68,000 rope riders and 250 cannons rounded up the entire population of Nubia. These new slaves were shoved to Faras. Some of the Himraqat troops deserted during this time thanks to some bad rumors about certain varieties of peas. Some work was done out in the high savannah - a postal road under construction between Salamat and Kerkoure. A raiding party led by Ibtissam successfully stole children from Napata, Atbara and Suakin. Sokoto, Nozebned, Chirop'tera grew to respective numbers: 9, 4 and 3 Gpv.
Ayatollah Khomeni XV, Protector of the True Children of Islam, Guardian of the Shining Path, Imam
Lots of gold was expressed to the Fatimids by way of the Trading Company of Samalut. Of all the efforts by the governments to build warehouses, only the factor in Parq'rh was actually built within budget and deadline. Kumalo and some mercenaries stormed in and shut down the Spice Company's cartel city in Alexandria. 35,000 mercs stomped on the 3000 guards posted by the doors. Its assets were taken back to the holy city. Wezollah Yxjsh III consecrated great mosques in Zungeru, Kumbi-Selah and set up wapf mosques in Dakar and Senegal. Ben Wudad's 20,000 pure swordsmen defended Cairo.
THE OVI PANTRAPY OF MBUNDU
Okonkwo II, Pantrap of Mbundu, Lord of the Fell Gates of Khatovar, The Last True Afro-Pagan on Earth
Bwana's Maiko garrison was reinforced so that in AH 996, he could invade Nia Nia. There was nominal resistance but no Ethiopian reaction army. Nia Nia and Mossaua were pacified. A merchant factor was built for the distant STIS in Kanyamagufa. Kakundakari grew to 4 Gpv and its huts got awnings.
East Africa Mercs: 40mi, 20mc
THE KINGDOM OF ABYSSINIA (ITIOPYA)
Zanditu II, King of Abyssinia, Negus Negesti, Anointed by Jah, Lion of Judah
Mass conscription helped to revive the Ethiopian army. There was little incursions. A Himrad force of 10,000 cavalry slaved Napata and Atbara. The Mbundu occupied Nia Nia. Darfur became cultivated.
THE FATIMID CALIPHAT AL QAHIRA
Al Baram, Malika al-Arabiya, Lady Caliph of the Ba'athist Muslims
The Kalifa al Baram decertified the Egyptian Spice Company and put a cease and desist order on all future expansion within Kalifat borders. Req and the 12,500 crusaders took care of the cartel city in Cairo itself. They had to fight 3000 guards. Fireworks were used to expel them.
Forewarned through diplomatic channels of an Ghaznavid naval invasion, Khuki Sumra and Buba Horri scuttled the fleet. The converted sailors became swordsmen and these marched back to Cairo. Up river, Barikli
scored 23 points against the Bulls sacked and burned Bayuda and took his 36,000 dragoons back home as well. All was fine until AH 997 when 117,500 Afghan knights attacked Madina. Req and the jihadin rushed to the scene to confront the attackers, but the Afghans were too much for him. True, the Ghaz chief commander was wounded by an assassins dagger - but the Ghaznavids brought a back up general. All the defenders died including Req, but the Egyptians made a good account of themselves. If these gentiles were met with equal force, these stinky Afghans would have probably been repelled. Mecca was assaulted and it fell after inflicting two days of heavy damage.
A depression hit Egypt, a result of the violence done against the Spice Company and its effect on the economy at large.
THE EGYPTIAN SPICE COMPANY (AL SHIRKI AL BAHARAT AL MASR)
Yussuf al Khalan, Director of the ESC
Guards were posted by the doors of the cartel buildings in Cairo, Alexandria and the home offices in Ziba. These were given advanced siege weapons to hopefully scare away government forces. They didn't work. The STIS had hired mercenaries to do their dirty work and none of the Spice Company leaders were around when Abu Darbah, Alexandria, Amman, Benghazi, Cairo, Jerusalem and Yanbu were boarded up. Ziba was left alone, though. Mustafa opened a branch office in New Jerusalem and moved on to Pisa to establish a regional office. He was arrested in Benghazi and died in jail. Yussuf, on his way back home, set up an office in Kirovsk then factors in Myra and Brana. He evaded authorities in Palestine and took shelter at the home office where he became the Director.
AL ARABIYAH AL LUBNAN
Deriq, Rais al Walad al Ibrahim
Old Ivory-Spear lived to the age of 81. He left a son after his death, Deriq, in Brana.
THE LABANID SULTANATE OF BASRAH
Benusa, Amir as Sideh, Sultan of Basra
DIPLOMACY: Zagro(fa), Iraq(ne, it was pacified), Mand(t, but invaded), Abadan(f, but invaded), Hahmar(f, but invaded), Luristan(a, but it rebelled)
The Labanids were completely unprepared for the Avestan invasion. Two armies advanced to Baghdad. One picked up neutral regions along the former Silk Road. The other, some 142,500 cavalry crossed the Kirthar mountains to take Makran late in 994. The homeland of Hormuz had a garrison of 20,000 but all were swept aside while the bad guys occupied. As Sideh fell to their greedy paws. The collapse of the bureaucracy led to rebellions. Wijunnan and the Abadan split off forming an independent alliance. Benusa, the old war hero, held the west (Jazirah, Iraq, Hahmar and Kuwait), his vizier Esha kept the east cool (Zagros, Khuzesatan, Mand, Laristan and Yezd). The Ghaznavids continued their invasion, tributizing Mand, Khuzestan, Abadan and Hahmar. The other army of 240,000 jackalope riders crossed from Diyala late in 997 and confronted Benusa and his assortment of 13,000 knights, 1000 infantry and 1500 indentured servants. This little army was shattered and Benusa escaped to Jazirah. What was once a great and powerful kingdom was humbled beneath the treads of an unyielding juggernaut.
THE SHAHDOM OF SARKHAGISTAN
Sa'id al Aman, Shahanshah of Sarkhagistan
The Huang elite army (44,000 cavalry, 40,000 infantry, 12,500 engineers, 200 artillery and 25 siege artillery) marched into Khwarzim in AH 994 and swamped the 31 field forts and their men plus 10,000 infantry spearmen. Shah Torvik was hurt and captured in the debacle. He would be executed. Musa Moham escaped to the capital, Urganj. It had 100 foot walls, but that was reduced to 50 feet after come bombardment from the Huang mortar guns. The Huang assaulted the city, suffering not one cut. The Sarkhagi state was sacked. What was left fled towards Bogazgol just where the Chinese were set to march to anyway. In 996, Bogazgol's defenders: Garunnan and 12,500 knights were completely atomized. Sa'id al Aman, the last of Torvik's lieutenants, fled with the navy to just cultivated Yayik which he made the new homeland. After all the rebellions, the Sarkhagi were left with Yayik, Urkel, Arlan, Kulsary, isolated Khokhand and Ferghana and the distant exclave Khuttal.
Hindustan Mercs: 20mi
THE FARUKAS SULTANATE OF GHAZNAVID
The Great and Glorious Wizard of Ghaz, His Most Excellent and Perspiring, Musamasad, Sultan of Avestan, Khan of the Hindus, Chieftain of the Nutter Butters
The Ghaznavid finally made it known to the world what they thought of the Black Muslim explosion: phgppphhh!!! They built a whole lot of artillery and transports. Armies were readied for war. Three armies and two navies would advance into Arab lands. Bimato took command of the navy in A.H. 995. This was 580 warships and 235 cargo boats. The armada carried 117,500 cavalry units led by Ramohn the Destroyer and Lanhim. These landed at Yemen's port area and forced tribute from Asir and Fatimid Madina in 996. Afterr fighting a small Fatimid reaction force (losing 6000), they assaulted Mecca's 90 foot ramparts and lost 40,500 more. With an injured Ramohn, they drew back to Asir.
Two other armies, each about 140,000 knights attacked Basra. Prince Ahmudi as Sanaa and Lord Is'mail took the high road coming from Bactria, taking Dasht Kavir, Kipchak, Jibal, Diyala and finally, Iraq. The Iraqis were happy to see a non-Basra, non-Black Muslim army to liberate them. Kirha and Nakbin took the low road, crossing into treacherous mountain passes at Makran. Then, after reducing Hormuz, they tributized Mand, Khuzestan, Abadan and Hahmar.
There were heavy duty Black Muslim missionary action in Yemen and Zufar. Yemen is on the verge of rebellion.
THE ENLIGHTENED KINGDOM OF TIBET
Sujisain, 10th Host of the Oceanic Buddha, Queen of the Mystic Arts, Incarnation of Pan-Dan Lha-Mo
The monks were completely uninterested in war.
Funan Mercs: 10mi, 10mw
THE SIAN KAMBUJADESA
Rama V, God-Emperor of the Sian Kambujadesa, Grand Abbot of Lopan
Eng-Phul the Ungetridable, Chief Monk of the Golden Palace, Premier of the Earth
The halls of the Golden Palace collected new wisdom. Ral was directed back to Rusi.
THE MATARAM KINGDOM
Baviksangaraguna-varman, King Neptune of the Matay, Lord of Java, Chief of Celebes
There was no movement. Cities were cleaned up.
China and Japan Mercs: 10mei, 20mec
DA HUANG CHINESE EMPIRE
The All Powerful and Celestial Lord, Huang In-Do, Son of Heaven, Giver of Life, Protector of the Golden Path, Guardian of the Immortal Gate, Father of the Han, First Groundbreaker of the Bountiful Land, Wizard of the Nine Suns, Master of Matter, Agent Double O Soul, Gatherer of Clouds, Earth-Shaker, Sky-Smasher, Power of the Cosmic Mojo, Grand Dragon Extraordinaire, Yellow Emperor of the Middle Kingdom, Ruler of the Entire World
DIPLOMACY: Suachu(t), Kucha(ea)
The Huang sent General Fua-Doi with 150,000 elite cavalry up the new Silk Road to assist Russia. He arrived late in 498 and was of little use against the Dan-Mu. Paxiu and his force furthered the conquest of Sar-Kan-Guo seizing Khwarzim and Bogazgol. A royal road was built from Yarkhand over into Pamir and its new city Korong down into Soghdia where Samarkhand lies. Then from Samarkhand, a short cut was erected connecting Soghdia to the new Uzbek city: Chazhou. Money was sent to Japan and Russia.
THE NAGATOBI SHOGUNATE
Tenno Yirutaga, 92nd Emperor of Nihon, Divine Son of Amaterasu
Nakatobi no Chibasatsu, Shogun of all Japan
The navy expericed massive hull pain. They could not sail the high seas. A captive audience for a traveling rabit (man in pink bunny suit):
"There once was a flying truck ostrich,
Whose down was red as a beet.
It told men of fine tune ups and tweezers
That can extract copper from kettles.
'Your lizard' he said, 'was only five
Inches away from a prize
'Much better than your left shoe'
But then most apes are blind.
The squid arrived without its net cape.
And the tunabeak woman was alone.
Moral: Don't shoot ducks wearing gold chains."
The Huang sent cash anyway.
THE KINGDOM OF PONAPE
Iniki III, First Chosen of Nan Matol, King of Ponape , Keeper of the Mystery Blocks
Iniki II passed his sea-crown to Iniki III.
THE SOLAR KINGDOM OF PERU
His Solar Highness, Valgol, King of Peru, Lord of the Earthen Lines
DIPLOMACY: Uru(t), Caranga(t), Arica(t)
Two Peruvian armies regained Uru, Caranga and Arica but they had to be become tributaries. Moche and Nazca cultivated.
THE KINGDOM OF THE GUANAC
Vagdosh, King of Guanacane
Three of Guanac's richest regions were taken away. Vagdosh sat on his treasury while some of his troops deserted him.
THE KINGDOM OF XUXA
Fondo II, Steward for the Lost King
Xuxa grew to 5 Gpv.
North America Mercs: 10mc
THE ROANOKE RUSS
Eremenko, Kynaz of the Roanoke Russ, Chief of Jamaica
THE MAORI EMPIRE OF MEXICO
Roturi, Ariki-a-Maaori, Beloved of Tangoroa, Quetzal Emperor of Mexico
After some tries, Mo Papapo completed the military conversion of Nahuatl to Oceanic Pagan.
THE REQUELA KINGDOM
Chitaotin, King of the Requel, Keeper of the Tikal Codex
Ortical was built in Tarahumar. Lord Ano got in trouble in Zacatec and escaped with his boots on. Huastec rebelled.
THE NOMADIC NATION OF COMMANCHE
The Commanche rode north along with the Kiowa.
THE NAVAJO HOST
THE WANDERING WARRIORS OF OGO-POGO
Mudawatta, Friend of the Water Dragon
Ogo headed south, interacted with the Navajo, then double back to Arapaho.
THE BENGKH KINGDOM OF SAN FONKISO
Ahilannga, King of Bengkalis, Guardian of the Straits
DIPLOMACY: Yurok(n), Yokuts(nt), Pomo(f), Tolowa(nt)
The king had enough of the Patwin's insolence and attacked them. They were so badly led that they didn't even come out for the brawl. So it was an easy pacify.
THE TWILIGHT KWAKIUTL KINGDOM
Maquinna IV, Twilight King of the Kwakiutl
Cowichan was built by the beach in Comox. Great Lodge grew to 5 Gpv.
The MSI Rankings List
Brackets around name means you owe me money
Rk Country MSI ITV Player Phone # eMail Address
1 Ghaznavid Sultanat 819 86
2 Huang China 726 122 Jonathan White 602-894-2109 firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Fatimid Caliphate 441 32 Tim Solper arizona
4 Sian Kambujadesa 440 50 Scott Hagen 602-756-0104 email@example.com
5 Natatobi Shogunate 436 50 Dave Pettit 602-966-4727
6 Danish Empire 433 33 George Shrake 602-894-1384
7 Great Rheinland 409 47 Logan Vanderlinden 512-479-7692 firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Umma 349 60 [James Kramer III] 602-272-8046
9 Rosska Empire 343 45 Jamie White arizona email@example.com
10 Judah Lion of Ethiopia 283 20 David Salter 703-912-6076 firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Imam of Parq'rh 272 5 [Earl Solper] 602-921-3716
12 Himrad 263 33 Heidi Zoltz 602-935-7006
13 Mataram 230 28 Barnacle Bill new mexico email@example.com
14 Al Andalus 229 18 Lesley Nielson 218-739-0820
15 Armenia 191 23 Dennis Doubek 602-820-4314 firstname.lastname@example.org
16 Mbundu 128 21 Lance Solper 602-921-3716 email@example.com
17 Maori Arikate 111 18 [Tom Jordan] washington
18 Dalai Lama in Tibet 103 5 [T Limon] 602-820-2278
19 Hurszia 99 11 Brian Smith 602-246-9645 firstname.lastname@example.org
20 Solar Peru 97 10 [Ted Kaminski] 608-253-9231
21 Shmalids 95 11 Ed Peterman 619-575-5244
22 Ponape 93 18 Tom Hudspeth saudi arabia
23 Lubnan 75 6 John Prichard arizona
24 Culdi Council 70 1 Dave 602-894-1384
25 Anatolikon 67 6 [Mark Newman] 602-878-9359
26 Parana Stargazers 64 8
27 STIS 63 17 Craig Bartels 602-968-6821 email@example.com
28 Popular Italy 63 7 Warren Bruhn 503-623-1001
29 Requela 52 7 Dave Welches 602-498-0922pgr firstname.lastname@example.org
30 Twilight Kwakiutl 51 7 open 4.25/turn
31 Rising Sun Ronin 43 0 Kelly Powell arizona
32 Roanoke Russ 43 6 Roger Truitt 209-584-3989 email@example.com
33 Xuxa 40 5 open 4.50/turn
34 Sarkhagistan 40 3
35 ESC 37 16 Kerry Harrison 512-837-5553 firstname.lastname@example.org
36 Basra 33 5 John David Smith 602-992-7137
37 Hanseatic League 33 16 [Ryan Kilcline] arizona
38 Bengkh 29 4 Mike Overstreet 602-969-8840 email@example.com
39 Navajo Horde 27 0 NW Horde! 4.00/turn
40 Commanche Horde 20 0 NW Horde! 4.00/turn
41 Ogo-Pogo Horde 17 0 NW Horde! 4.00/turn
42 Guanac 17 0 open 4.25/turn
43 Lombard Italy 16 0 [Darin Byrne] arizona
X Everything Else Thad Plate 602-952-8929 firstname.lastname@example.org
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