Lords of the Earth, Campaign 12H: I can now officially announce that I will be starting Lords of the Earth Campaign 12H this month. Like Lords 9 this game will be a historical start at 1000 AD. There will be about 100+ openings which will be assigned by lottery. I plan two week turnarounds for this game, and because of that I can only accept local (Phoenix area) or eMail players. I will release a Turn 0 newsfax on the Web later this month. If you are interested let me know electronically, in person or by phone. I thank you very much for your interest and support.
DA HUANG WESTERN NAVY
Bo-Ro 'Run Away', Marshal of the Ocean Sea
The Abdallids lent what was left of their navy after all the fires and desertions. But these 85 ships gave the Chinese Navy the slip as they moved into the Tyrhennian Sea. The Chinese ships too suffered from sabotage and unrest. Then are only 80 warships left.
THE POPULAR REPUBLIC OF ITALY
Francesco Tornabuoni, President of the People's Republican Society of Italia
About 100,000 Muslim cavalry crossed into Italian land alarming the populace. Tornabouni responded immediately to Savoy and attacked near the town of Lanzo. Of the 30,000 cavalry, 30,000 infantry, 150 cannons and 5000 siege-men, 16,700 infantry were killed. The enemy lost half their troops including all their siege. It was a great victory for Communism.
Eastern Europe Mercs: 40mc, 10mi, 10ma
THE KINGDOM OF HURSZIA
Vlad II, King of Hurszia, Grand Zhupan of Pethion
The Dracule used to be feared throughout Europe - but no more. Gaspar III passed away in 1552. His brother Vlad became the new ruler.
THE PIJAR EXILE COMPANY
Sho-Ri, Former Khmer General
Sho-Ri and his 15,000 elite javelin cavalry had no hope of ever getting back to home so they became mercenaries. They're in Meissen.
THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE OF THE RUSSIAS
Sonya, Czarina of Great Russia, Empress of the East
DIPLOMACY: Vladimir(ne), Zaporozhie(ne)
In the face of imminent collapse, the Russians rallied their forces at home, inside the fortified Kremlin of Vitebsk. Nothing was done in 1551 to stop the three Danish armies (the Patrol, the Crusade and the Romans) and the Dutch army. With the death of Batilnorg, they seemed to be less co-ordinated. The Patrol: 13,000 elite cavalry, didn't secure safe supply in Veposkava, attacked Yaroslav but lost it and headed into Suzdal. The Crusade (75,000 men) got away with the most - stealing Estonia and Latvia. The Romans and their Masovian auxillery got in a verbal conflict with the Dutch over the fate of Polotsk. The Dutch having the larger army: 106,000 men, as opposed to the 32,500 Romans and Masovians got their way. The Dutch would sack the city. The Romans and Masovians who had previously tributized Lithuania for their Emperor then split. The Masovians took on Cherven which had a Battery of 75 elite siege engines, 50 elite field cannons and 10 elite mortar cannons. The 5000 Masovian infantry and 25 Roman guns were waxed. The Cherven Battery moved on to Polotsk in 1552 where in tandom with the Ronin stomped the wileless Dutch whose survivors joined the Tsarina's side (The other 25,000 Roman cavalry raped the lands of Smolensk and Starodub sacking both the cities of Smolensk and Mogilev). The Cherven Battery, the Ronin, the Dutch expatriots, the Dobrujans southern patrol joined the Roman guard and the Chinese troops (some of their troops plus their commander went AWOL). When the rumored Muslim army did not show, the people were relieved. Moldavia became Orthodox to complete their assimilation in the Empire. Viatka became economically isolated along with their new silk road possessions. Omskaya and Kaman rebelled.
Zaporozhie and Vladimir needed to be converted to Christianity for future diplomatic headway in these territories.
THE FREE COMPANY OF THE RISING SUN
Tsubigea Tsutsu, Ronin Captain
The Ronin smashed the one Dutch army in Polotsk and it cheered them up. They now number 60,000 as they guard Vitebesk.
THE ROMAN KINGDOM OF ANATOLIKON
Herakles, King of Rumania
DIPLOMACY: Macedon(t), Kyklades(ne), Cyprus(c)
Cronion groused and griped while he visited the castoff Shi'a Muslim Emirates of Kyklades and Cyprus. Neither were really buying the idea of becoming part of a Christian Kingdom. Athens and Sparta both grew to 4 Gpv.
THE KINGDOM OF ARMENIA
Nisibis, Shah of Armenia
The Armenians expected their enemies to attack but in these days other nations concern the Atarikalimites. Kuban was let go. The Edessans were courted by the Wiyali. A new city Ankara was founded at Charsionon.
AS SHIRKI AL BAHARAT AL MAGHREB (Moorish Spice
Asad, Director of the SBM
The Spice Company wondered why Asad has skipped town.
West Africa Mercs: 20mi, 20mc, 10ma
THE UMMA OF ISLAM (YORUBA)
Rucat, Sword of Islam
Jiko Taungi detached from the Andalusian garrison with the Imam's ships and siege and in Morocco pciked up the Jihadin. These moved to Cheliff sieged both the Ouahran fortress (destroyed) and Oran (captured) so the Cheliff can be made a protectorate. The holy warriors prepared for another march across Lybia. The remainder of the troops in Andalusia: the 290 carracks, 350 warships, 22,000 cavalry, 58,000 infantry and 5750 catapults moved out for the new Rokkid Emir had promised non-aggression with the Umma. Somehow, despite the inefficiency, Yoruban ministers opened factors on behalf of the STIS in Yoruba and Oujda. Bouma, Maza, Parq'rh, Ilorin, Cheysuk, Baughazwil and Volta expanded. The Danes sent more pastries.
THE HIMRAD SULTANAT OF DARA
Azucentia II, Sultana of Ngazargumu, Lady of Dara
The Daran army moved back to Kordofan while the vizier Chach moved the former Makurrans to Sokoro to be put to work on the Trans-Himraqat Highway. Cities became more crowded: Nozebned (6), Sokoto (10), Chirop'tera (6), Mzunga Arudi (3).
Ayatollah Khomeni XV, Protector of the True Children of Islam, Guardian of the Shining Path, Imam
The new Ha'beshi were allowed to get the Sennar garrison. The Imam sipped fruit cocktails at the Mandaran mosque with his beautiful but devout wife. Lots of money was sent to the Hiddad Combine of East Africa. An abbey was made in Idjil.
THE OVI PANTRAPY OF MBUNDU
Okonkwo II, Pantrap of Mbundu, Lord of the Fell Gates of Khatovar, The Last True Afro-Pagan on Earth
Musuri raided Kikuyu with 27,500 zebra cavalry then watied for reinforcements (10,000 men). They came in 1013. There was just enough time to take over Gamo-Gofa from the Itiopyans. A postal road was built connecting Khatovar with Kanyamagufa (that city grew to 10 Gpv).
East Africa Mercs: 40mi, 20mc
THE BASARI EMIRAT AL HA'BESH
Yusufri Shah ibn Alimusa al Basar,Amir al Ha'besh
The Imam lent troops to the Basari and the troops looted Sennar and abandoned it. The Basari Shah now rendored service for the Fatimids for the use of their army. Adulis was attacked and the force of 25,000 cavalry, 54,000 infantry, 150 artillery, 25,000 engineers and 30 mortars invested the historic city of Debaba and its 80 foot tall ramparts. The city fell at the end of 1013.
THE KINGDOM OF ABYSSINIA (ITIOPYA)
Daoraned, King of Abyssinia, Negus Negesti, Anointed by Jah, Lion of Judah
King Zanditu II was assassinated. There was a shake up in the country which resulted in the rebellion of Kikuyu, Alwa and Gezira. Everything else pretty much stuck together in the face of the dual invasion. Atbara is now cultivated.
SHIRKI AT TIJAR AL IFRIKI AS SHARK (STIS)
Ibn Hanna al Hiddad, Chief Executive of the East African Trading Company
The Hiddad Coalition took the money obtained from the Ayatollah and delivered ad hoc to the Mbundu. Since everyone else was so intent on building things for the coalition, all the leader took paid vacations.
THE FATIMID CALIPHAT AL QAHIRA
Inulla az Zaur, Malika al-Arabiya, Lady Caliph of the Ba'athist Muslims, Keeper of the Martian Secrets
The Jihadin marched back to Palestine, anxious for combat. None would be forthcoming for the vizier councilled defense. For their support, money was sent to the Lebanonese. Princess Wasila built a cartle city for the STIS and then visited Brana too. Lasik Khadafi with the 30,000 mercenaries attacked Bostra in order to kill everyone. That motivated the Bostrans to fight. They mustered an equal number and stalemated them. Lasik knew he couldn't win and withdrew.
THE AHMUDID EMIRAT OF BAGHDAD
Goudfari ibn Shluki al Ahmud, 'the Grinning Totem', Emir of Baghdad, King of D'oh
Having sat on their hands so long, the generals could no longer move their fingers like they used to. The Ghaznavids were nice to pass on Jazirah, Dulaym, Zagros and some cash when Goudfari came of age to make decisions. Of these, Jazirah rebelled.
Hindustan Mercs: 20mi
THE FARUKAS SULTANATE OF GHAZNAVID
The Hearty and Huge Hotspur, The Heroic Hematitic and Humungous Hackalope, Most Honored and Holographic Highness, Musamasad, Hkan of the Hindus, Hsultan of Havestan, Hcieftain of the Hnutter Hbutters
Deep in the Yamini mausoleum, a corpse thought long dead stirred.
The great Sultan, Master of the Free World, took his troops to Gurgan and kept them tense. For his part, Musamasad had offered the Fatimids a cease fire and offered a restoration of trade. The Black Muslims made no answer. The cities of Bukhara, Indea, Gonbad, Srinagar, Nishapur and Patra attracted new inhabitants. In Bihar, Barisal was built to ply the Ganges. Oruzgan was founded roadside at Kakatiya. Money and regions were given to the Ahmudi.
THE ENLIGHTENED KINGDOM OF TIBET
Sujisain, 10th Host of the Oceanic Buddha, Queen of the Mystic Arts, Incarnation of Pan-Dan Lha-Mo
DIPLOMACY: Bayan Kapa(f), Tzukan(f)
The monks did much their Mistress' bidding to improve the economy to make more gold. Tinsukia and Lhasa grew and a divine road connected Thinbu with Gangtok, a new Kushan minister was selected.
Funan Mercs: 10mi, 10mw
THE SIAN KAMBUJADESA
Indravarman II, God-Emperor of the Sian Kambujadesa, Grand Abbot of Lopan
Satitok Tak, Chief Monk of the Golden Palace, Premier of the Earth
The Kambujadesa quietly expanded seven cities (Pa, Hangchow, Barang, Rangon, Dogamba, Angkor and Tahoi) and upgraded the road from Andavatar to Pagan. A cultivation project in Dvaravati was financed.
THE MATARAM KINGDOM
Baviksangaraguna-varman, King Neptune of the Matay, Lord of Java, Chief of Celebes
DIPLOMACY: Irith(nt), Lampung(ne)
Fai-Vang got more troops then let Sar'e get the navy while he marched from Pilbarra to Irith. At Irith, he scared the inhabitants into submission. With only 9000 men, Fophar sought to colonize Yampi. The Yamps uprose and drove Fophar away and massacred the Matay colony. At Atjeh, a few boats started to trade with the Avestans. Lampung wasn't fully converted so the diplomatic marriage offer fell through.
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, Most Likely to Succeed, Mystic Fiber of All Nature, Mister Know-It-All,Yellow Emperor of the Middle Kingdom, Ruler of the Entire World
Early in 511, Tsainan revolted. This uprising attracted the attention of General Qian and Prince Zai-Nuang whose forces of about 200,000 crushed the Japanese inspired revolt and pacified the region. The Japanese were not through. The infamous Eyini Shegi and his 125,000 elite samurai and 255 dragon guns attempted to raid Suifenhe. Ao-Zhao and his 142,500 elite cavalry, 15,000 elite soldiers and 150 elite dragonfires stopped him. The Japanese tried to move to Mantap so Ao-Zhao attacked. The Japanese could have lost this one but they had used theatrical psychological warfare to confuse and confound their enemy and escaped back to the steppe. Casualties were heavy on both sides but Ao Zhao claimed victory.
In the Huang River, Marshal Ber who was a steersman guarded the confluence with the Grand Canal (Eching) with 200 elite war-barges. So came the 450 elite Japanese warships and 200 Kumamoto frigates, outnumbering the Chinese severely. The Chinese had better ship quality, better morale, had chosen the battle site -and- 250 cannons on board their ships. With the greater firepower the Japanese were thrown into confusion, often running foul their own ships to avoid the cannon fire. They eventually fled but lost 270 battle ships. China only lost 65. It was a great victory which made Emperor In-Do envious of Marshal Ber. Further rebellions in Shangtung and Kiangsu were also pacified. Much gold and riced was sent to Russia.
THE OINUT HORDE FEDERATION
The Oinut grazed for three years. Their words of doom seem hollow.
THE NAGATOBI SHOGUNATE
Tenno Yirutaga, 92nd Emperor of Nihon, Divine Son of Amaterasu
The Tenno sent a great fleet to disrupt Chinese coastal trade as a first step of the eventual destruction of the Saryai Imperium. However the great fleet was beaten at Echeng and returned to Saga. The regent Kutiyen Sajonan and Isshiki Hatanotsa were killed in the battle. Eyini Shegi managed to inflict great damage to Chinese troops before ducking back in Sikhote.
THE KINGDOM OF PONAPE
Iniki III, First Chosen of Nan Matol, King of Ponape , Keeper of the Mystery Blocks
The world was safe in the islands. Five new species of birds came into being.
THE SOLAR KINGDOM OF PERU
His Solar Highness, Valgol, King of Peru, Lord of the Earthen Lines
Pucara became cultivated. Roads connected Cuzco to Nazcal to Mocanov, uniting the Peruvian highway network.
North America Mercs: 10mc
THE ROANOKE RUSS
Eremenko, Kynaz of the Roanoke Russ, Chief of Jamaica
The newest city (Pacu) in Ciboney was not yet complete.
THE MAORI EMPIRE OF MEXICO
Acimaco IV, Ariki-a-Maaori, Beloved of Tangoroa, Quetzal Emperor of Mexico
The young king dismissed his guardian. He was ready to do it all himself.
THE REQUELA KINGDOM
Chitaotin, King of the Requel, Keeper of the Tikal Codex
DIPLOMACY: Zacatec(a), Jonaz Pame(ne)
Macuzari and Tahue were cultivated now. The Zacatec suddenly felt a fire urge to ally with the Requela.
THE GREAT POGO HORDE
Mudawatta, Chief of the Ogo-Pogo, Protector of The Buffalo
Mudawatta enslaved the Quapaw and hten settled Pogo tribes in their place. Having done that and defeated the locals. He set off to Michigamea. These was no love in Michigamea for the Pogos. They attacked but were soundly beaten and enslaved. The Chicagos moved south raiding Kaskinapo, Tunica (the ruins of an old city could be easily seen along the banks of the Great Snake) and Taposa. He only had time to cross into Caddo.
THE BENGKH KINGDOM OF SAN FONKISO
Kongmai, King of Bengkalis, Guardian of the Straits
The Yokuts didn't respond well to blackmail.
THE TWILIGHT KWAKIUTL KINGDOM
Metla, Twilight King of the Kwakiutl
The sea lions were more obnoxious and started entering people's house, eating all the fish, knocking over things.
The MSI Rankings List
Brackets around name means you owe me money
Rk Country MSI ITV Player Phone # eMail Address
1 Huang China 903 133 Jonathan White 602-894-2109 firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Ghaznavid Sultanat 835 101 [Jack Wagner] 602-242-4794
3 Fatimid Caliphate 546 36 David Vasiloff arizona
4 Umma 500 70 [James Kramer III] 602-272-8046
5 Sian Kambujadesa 496 67 Scott Hagen 602-756-0104 email@example.com
6 Japanese Empire 440 46 John Smith arizona
7 Danish Empire 433 32 George Shrake 602-894-1384 firstname.lastname@example.org
8 Great Rheinland 398 56 Logan Vanderlinden georgia
9 Mataram 304 29 Barnacle Bill new mexico email@example.com
10 Himrad 292 34 Heidi Zoltz 602-935-7006
11 Rosska Empire 271 29 Jamie White arizona firstname.lastname@example.org
12 Imam of Parq'rh 266 6 Earl Solper 602-921-3716
13 Armenia 197 23 Dennis Doubek
14 Itiopya 164 10 open 5.25/turn
15 Mbundu 148 24 Lance Solper 602-921-3716 email@example.com
16 Rokkid Andalus 136 13 Andre Kieren
17 Anatolikon 124 11 Mark Newman 602-878-9359
18 Solar Peru 123 16 Ted Kaminski 608-253-9231
19 Maori Arikate 120 18 Tom Jordan washington
20 STIS 113 29
21 Dalai Lama in Tibet 107 7 open 4.75/turn
22 Ponape 95 19 Tom Hudspeth saudi arabia
23 Ahmudid Baghdad 94 7 Jeff Martin arizona
24 Shmalids 87 8 [Ed Peterman] california
25 Culdi Council 87 2 John Carter virgina
26 Popular Italy 86 10 Warren Bruhn 503-623-1001
27 Wiyali Lubnan 84 6
28 Hurszia 74 7 Brian Smith arizona firstname.lastname@example.org
29 Requela 60 9 Dave Welches 602-498-0922pgr Ciboneyqqqq@aol.com
30 Parana Stargazers 57 7 Stephen Nobles 602-589-5188 email@example.com
31 Basari Ha'besh 56 0 Tim Solper arizona
32 Twilight Kwakiutl 51 7 Timar Clark arizona
33 Roanoke Russ 46 8 Roger Truitt 209-584-3989 firstname.lastname@example.org
34 Oinut 41 0 open 4.00/turn
35 Bengkh 37 5 Mike Overstreet 602-969-8840 email@example.com
36 Great Pogo 36 0 [Charles Hurst] 503-653-1178 firstname.lastname@example.org
37 Hanseatic League 36 16 Ryan Kilkline arizona
38 Rising Sun Ronin 33 0 Kelly Powell arizona
39 Huang Western Navy 27 0 Darin Byrne arizona
40 Pijar Exiles 16 0 open 4.00/turn
41 SBM 10 7 open 4.00/turn
X Everything Else Thad Plate 602-952-8929 email@example.com
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