Lords 9

Turn One Hundred Thirty Eight

Age of Discovery and Exploration

Orders due October 16

1604Anno Domino

Al Hajj 1065

564 Nian Huang

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The Italians, financed, in part, by the Fatimids entered the war with an opportunistic invasion of Holland. For three years they were virtually unopposed. On the other side of the world, Siam and Tibet launched a massive invasion of China even as China invaded Siam.


Unit conversion: 1cav or inf = 500 men ;1 warship or transport = 1 ship with a crew of 500; 1 artillery = 20 field guns with crews of 25; 1 sa = 1 cannon; 1 s = 50 catapults; wallpoints are 7'+3' per point high; a field fort is a castle with 500 men.



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Christian, King of Denmark

Diplomacy: Mohawk(ct) Ulster(a) Okawaha(cc) Timuca(cc)

The Anglia/Wessex road was finished. A City in Mohawk expanded and a new city was founded in Lothian. Trade began with Fatimid and Himrad. The Danes continue to build colonies in the New World. Vater Jon Boy was released by his Black Muslim captors. He headed to Ulster to help out with diplomacy.

The Danish secret service incited Black Muslim dissidents in the Balearics to rebel, giving them a pretext to crush the rebels and militarily convert the survivors. As the other European nations slip into anarchy, the Danes are making a nice profit trading with both sides. Pirates hit the Fatimid trade route. Newly claimed territory in the New World will need shuttle fleets connecting them before they will consider any further agreements.

Culdi Council

Flewellen, Scion of St. Camber

Consecration: Kymia(ab)

Money flowed into the Culdi coffers as the Dutch finally converted. Virtually the entire population of Romsdal was converted to Culdi and Influence in Holland continues to grow.


The VOC™ (Hanseatic League)

Nicholas, Governor General of the VOC™

Capitalization: Bekdas(cc) Korong(bo) Odessa(bo) Taminy(cc)

The VOC™ kidnapped Talsan, of the Imamate. 4 VOC™ galleons accompanied the Russian fleet to destroy the vile Ummans and make the North Sea a free trade zone. 7,604,000 gold coins were sent to the traders from China; they distributed the money to he Dutch and Russian (and kept a generous portion for themselves). They began trading with Afghanistan, China and Maori. They also established trade for the Dutch and Russia with China. Until a branch office or cartel city is set up in Afghanistan, the traders cannot conduct land trade for them. Russia, Spain and the Dutch sent all the captured Umman and Imamate leaders to the VOC™, who then passed them along to China.

Kroninkrijk der Nederlanden

Frederick Henry, King of the Dutch

Diplomacy: none

Frederick Henry announced his conversion to Culdi Christian. Anjou, Aquitaine, Armagnac, Belgium, Brabant, Burgundy, Champagne, Corica, Franconia, Friesland, Hesse, Holland, Languedoc, Lorraine, Luxembourg, Lyonnais, Nordgau, Orleans, Parijk, Pomerainia, Provence, Saxony, Swabia, Switzerland, Thuringia, Tyrol, and Westphalia followed suit. Austria, Auvergne, Bavaria, Brittany, Flanders, Maine and Normandy refused to give up the Eastern Orthodox faith, but remained loyal. Orthodox Christians flocked to these regions.

In February of 1602, 134 newly built galleons (financed by the Chinese) entered the North Sea to destroy the Umman fleet. The Dutch secret service had failed to convince the fanatic African sailors to desert and Prince Motessam, although not a particularly good commander, arrived from his hiding place in Holland to take command of the 196 Umman galleons. Of course, the Russians were late for the battle – again. Numbers carried the day for the Black Muslims, although it was a Pyrrhic victory for the isolated Ummans. The Ummans had 97 galleons remaining. Two Dutch commanders died.

In August, the Russian contingent arrived; 124 Russian Galleons were accompanied by 4 VOC™ and the remaining 11 Dutch galleons. Now the Ummans were outnumbered – they still faced isolation problems and the bulk of the enemy ships were the technologically superior Russians. If the Rhine navy had been with the rest of the fleet, the Ummans would probably have won, but Dutch assassins had kidnapped both of the African commanders. The last of the Umman navy was destroyed – they didn’t have the opportunity to escape. The Russians still have 88 galleons, the Dutch have 8 and the VOC™ have 2. Both the Russian and Dutch commanders wanted to destroy the Umman Rhine navies, but Galleons cannot navigate such shallow waters. They traveled to the Celtic Sea instead and patrolled the waters while their Ummam/Imamate counterparts protected the Gates of Hercules.

Just like in the last Global War, the Italians took the opportunity to invade Holland, stealing away many of the southern regions (see Italian turn). On the bright side, the loss of half their empire has ended the thin government problems. The Imam tried to destroy the government again, but it was protected. About a sixth of the Dutch army rebelled due to Imamate meddling. An Umman inspired rebellion in Languedoc failed. Trade began with China through the VOC™, although bandits along the route took most of the merchandise. The captive Umman admirals were sent to China. The tithe is quite high – it’s more of a drain on the economy than the last Umman/Imamate raids had been.

Moslem Emirate of Talavera

Joost van den Voondel, Adherent of the Shining Path

Diplomacy: none

Joost, a good Black Muslim, was appalled by the treatment of the Mullahs of Murcia and Granada so repudiated his former agreement with the Spaniards. Rucat III, heir to the Umman throne, offered himself along with 1,000,000 pieces of gold in marriage to Joost’s 4-year old daughter. Joost agreed to an alliance, and the marriage took place immediately , although the young girl will remain with her father until she reaches puberty.

Rokkid Spain

Juan Carlos, Malik al Andalus

Diplomacy: Emirate of Talavera(ea)

"Yeah, what Franco said. And now that I’ve hopefully kicked everyone out of Spain, STAY OUT (unless you ask my permission to enter). So says Juan Carlos!"

The reconquista continued. Juan Carlos, his brother and El Guapo joined El Diablo in Murcia. About a fifth of the ground troops had deserted by then. The Imam arrived off the coast with 68 holy galleons intent on destroying the Spanish navy. With 85 warships and 4 mercenary warships, Juan Carlos, El Guapo and El Diablo met the Imamists. The Imam had excellent scouting, but the Spanish ships were of superior quality. It took 6 months to decide the outcome of the battle. Agilulfo of the Imamate died during the first three months and Shalima was killed, thereafter. Juan Carlos’s younger bother was also killed. With the death of both of the Muslim leaders, most of the remaining galleons were destroyed or captured during pursuit. The Spaniards then burnt down the abbey in Murcia and the monastery in Madiera.

This act of religious intolerance offended Black Muslims throughout Spain. The Murcians rebelled; by April of 1603 the rebels had been routed. Joost of Talavera also rebelled and the Sunni religious hierarchy of Spain condemned the action.

By June, the Spanish legions (73,000 cavalry, 2 mercenary siege cannons, 4000 mercenary cavalry and 1500 mercenary footmen) reached Granada, the last Umman stronghold on the continent. 10,000 African mercenaries and 10,000 militia attempted to halt the advance, but they were all slain and Prince Egano was captured; he and Bababalouk were turned over to the VOC™. Juan Carlos choose not to assault the 52’ walls of Granada City – instead, they laid in a passive siege, sealing the harbor with their remaining 49 warships and 2 mercenary warships. A year later, the Granadans surrendered and Juan Carlos surrounded Granada Fortress with its 10’ walls. So far, it remains defiant, guarding the ferry point.

El Fuente took command of 6000 cavalry and headed west. Crossing through neutral Algarve was a tactical mistake as the Emir brought 5000 infantry and 3500 cavalry to halt their progress. El Fuente won, departing with 5000 troops. They reached Asturias in November and picked up 4000 additional troops. They attacked into Gascony, losing 2000 troops. They sacked and burned the Imam’s abbeys in Gascony and San Pelligrino. Next, they headed to Catalonia, by way ofAragon. By the end of 1604, the Catalonians had accepted Spanish rule. 6500 cavalry remain.

Umman influence continues to grow in Spain. About a third of the country has converted to the Shining Path. This could become a problem in a few years – especially if Juan Carlos continues to persecute the Black Muslim minority.


People's Democratic Republic of Italy

Shakira II, Queen of Sicily and Italy

Diplomacy: none

Italy and the Benghazi had done battle with the hated Dutch during the last Gloabal War; as the successor to both of these nations, Shakira II decided to renew Italian incursions into Holland. The Dutch were completely unprepared for the three-prong invasion.

Pampinea entered Provence in July of 1602, leading 37,500 Italian Knights, 7500 infantry, 500 guns and 750 catapults. After a month, they had forced the provincials to accept Italian domination. The 22’ high walls of Marseilles looked too scary, so the Pampinea moved on to Lyonnais, arriving in September (Provence rebelled immediately upon their departure). By March of 1603 Lyonnais had become a protectorate. Champagne fell in July and Luxemborg surrendered in April of 1604. Casualties had been light throughout the campaign —the Italians had lost 2000 knights, 20 guns and 1500 foot soldiers.

Fiametta led the second army across the Alps into Switzerland in July of 1602. 25,000 horsemen, 500 guns, 7500 infantry and 750 catapults easily defeated the Swiss militia and continued into Swabia. The Swabians were also defeated and Heidelburg captured, but a fortress was ignored, so Swabia returned to Dutch control as soon as the Italians left. By March of 1604, Franconia fell and in June of 1604, Westpahlia was conquered. 21,000 cavalry 3500 infantry, 500 guns and 600 catapults remain – most of the losses coming when the hopelessly isolated Italians attacked Franconia and met the ally from Saxony (who was busy searching for black marketers) and his force of 16,500 knights, 3500 foot soldiers and 5000 militia. The Saxon Ally was killed in combat and most of his troops were destroyed. His 20-year old son renewed his support for the Dutch.

Philomena led an entirely mercenary force into Tyrol. She didn’t have quite as many mercenaries as anticipated since the Spaniards had hired about a third of them. Innsbrook had sufficiently high walls to keep Philomena from attempting to take the city by storm. Naturally, Tyrol rebelled as soon as the occupiers had gone. In March of 1603, the remaining 21,000 mercenary troops, 1000 elite mercenary knights and 80 mercenary guns (1/2 elite) entered Bavaria. The Bavarians had 7500 horsemen and 9000 militia, but were easily defeated by the superior numbers and leadership of the Italians. In August of 1603, Nordgau capitulated, in April of 1604, Thuringia fell and in June, Saxony was attacked. The young Saxon prince was unable to halt the Italian mob and was forced to flee to Holland, where he picked up the tattered remnants of his Father’s army.

Isabella took 5500 infantry to Latium, where she burned down a VOC™ warehouse, causing a minor recession. Trade was cut with the Russians, Dutch and VOC™. The Italians tried to establish trade with the Danes, but didn’t allocate ant ships.

Shakira remained in the Italian capital of Milano, ruling. Through the force of her personality, she was able to keep her new conquests from rebelling and her generals content. 500 chests of gold arrived from the Fatimids and another 500 from the STIS©(the Imam wanted to send another 100 chests but has no contact with the Christian Italians). It was used to build public works in Tunis, Tarantum, Napoli, Pula, Nova Roma, Milano and Ravenna. The Italian government can barely control their new protectorates and on the frontiers, the Italian Generals are concerned about a Dutch counterattack.


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Holy Roman Empire of Russia

Mikhail, Czar of Russia, Empress of the East

Diplomacy: none

Yxjsh IV of Ife was kidnapped in Holland but Prince Motessam eluded capture, as did Jafa in Odessa. Yxjsh was shipped to China.

The Russians sent another large fleet, built using Chinese money, to do battle with the Ummans. 88 galleons remain, guarding the Celtic Sea. Russian leaders canvassed the countryside searching for STIS© locations, but found none.

In spite of rebellions along the trade route, the VOC™ was able to establish trade between Russia and China (although the distance to the nearest location is quite large and bandits were a problem). No attempts were made to free the captive princess and general.

All the mercenaries were hired again. Mercenaries like to work for the Russians – the pay is good and the risk is minimal.

The Kingdom of Armenia

Nicostrato, Shah of Armenia, Tool of the Fatimids

Diplomacy: none

Nicostrato expected to be killed for his alliance with the Fatimids. He put almost every assassin he had to work protecting himself and the Fatimids sent a few bodyguards as well. No one tried to kill him, although some Afghans were seen snooping around the palace.

Nicostrato sent out General Pirro to deal with the Lydian rebels. 50,000 Armenian Knights and 50,000 foot soldiers entered Paphlagonia and quickly subjugated the province. They continued into Galacia and crossed the mountains into the desert stronghold of Psidia. After defeating 24,000 (mostly rabble) Psidians, they began to tear down the 40’ walls of Konya. After 3 months, the rebels surrendered. The Armenians still have 24,500 infantry and 41,000 cavalry. The rebellion is over. The planned military conversion was cancelled when it was discovered that the Psiadians are already Christian.

Trade was cut with every nation except the Fatimids.


The Lydian League(x)

Philostrato, Oligarch of Psidia

Diplomacy: none

The Armenians took Psidia and Paphlagonia; the Fatimids captured Phygia. Lazsica and Charsionon lapsed into neutrality.



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Islam (Yoruba/Umma)

Rucat II, Sword of Islam

Diplomacy: Merrakesh(f) Oujda(f) Talavera(a)

"Our victory will speak volumes"

It was a bad year to be working for the Ummans – Haroun al Raschid and Gioaur were kidnapped by the Dutch and Prince Motessam, Prince Egano and the Merrakesh ally barely escaped similar attempts. These generals, along with two others previously kidnapped by the VOC™ were sent to China (Talsan and Yxjsh of the Imamate also joined them). Nouronihar died en route.

Prince Motessam, not a particularly clever commander, led the Umman North Sea fleet to its doom and was captured by the Russians (and sent to China) during the fight. In Granada, the Spaniards captured Prince Egano and he and General Bababalouk were turned over to the VOC™. Granada City surrendered after a 6-month passive siege. The last Umman toehold on the continent is Granada Fortress, and that is currently blockaded and surrounded.

Admiral Istakhar brought 143 galleons to the gates of Hercules and is helping the Imam patrol the waters. 152 Umman warships remain stranded in the Rhine. Spain continues to convert even though the Sunni leadership has begun persecuting Black Muslims. The Talverans agreed to an alliance with the Ummans after they rebelled from the Spaniards and Umman missionaries converted much of Valencia.


Himrad Sultanette

Landeria III, Sultana of Dara, Heart of Islam

Diplomacy: Malta (ne) Radom(a) Giri(ne) Gezira(ne)


Qiaro’ptera grew. Construction began in a visitor’s center in Kwararafa’s nature preserve. Himrad missionaries worked hard for the Fatimids. Admiral Rotifera sailed a fleet of 40 warships around Africa to the Nile River and sent them to trade with the Danes.

More diplomacy was done in friendly and depopulated zones. The ally from Yaounde died and Yaounde lapsed to tributary status. No secret empires were discovered in Mandara.

The Imamate

Ayatollah Khomeni XVI, Guardian of the Shining Path Voice of Islam

Consecration: none

As usual, the Imam ignored most religious matters – it’s a good thing for the faith that the Ummans, Fatimids and Himrad Sultana work so hard on religious matters.

The Imamate converted most of Alsace to the Shining Path and caused much of the Spanish army to rebel. Talsan was kidnapped; Shalima escaped a similar attempt. Both Shalima and Agilulfo died fighting the Spanish – only 2 of the 68 galleons escaped. Perhaps as retaliation for this unprovoked attack, Juan Carlos ordered Black Muslim holy sites to be burned down wherever they are found (including Gascony) – this may be grounds for a Holy War.

Mbundu, Land of Pagans

Okonkwo III, Last true afro-pagan on earth

Diplomacy: Cape(cf) Mombassa(f) Etosha(ea) Kabwe(fa)

Diplomacy was the order of the day – and it was successful everywhere. Cape was connected as the first Mbundun colony. The city of Limbo was built in Luangua and farm projects were built in Kilwa. More ships were built and sent to trade with the Parana. Four were lost.

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Kalif-Sied II, CEO of the STIS©, Arrow of Islam

Capitalization: none

Kalif died, but Kalif II took over with a minimum of controversy. 500 chests of gold were sent to the Italians. The government continues to move toward an Oligarchy. Kalif had sent out more orders to his operatives, but they were written in some strange language that only he could understand. Anda II eluded capture in Tonkin.


Fatimid Caliphate

Al Haidi, Lady Caliph, Nation Killer, Shield of Islam

Diplomacy: Aswan(nt) Rhodes(t) Ras Hafun(ea)

The Fatimids initiated trade with Denmark and sent money to Italy – although that was supposed to be a secret. The Fatimids continue to help out their Armenian friends by invading Phryia of the Lydian League. Slaves were put to work completing the postal road through Aswan, connecting the Ethiopian conquests. Diplomacy in friendly Meroe and Pacified Lydia and Edessa failed and the Madina ally failed to convince himself to retire.

Cities were expanded for the first time since the break up of the old Fatimid Caliphate: Amman, Jerusalem, Damascus, Larnax and Gondar all expanded. Fatimid and Himrad missionaries converted Amhara, Baraka, Aswan, Dulaym and Aden to Black Muslim. The people of Dulaym, Aden, Iraq and Sennar have accepted Fatimid rule. The Caliph is now the richest person in the world.








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Mercenary Captain Chapatti m557 14c 3a – minimum bid 9g


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Turghil IV, King of Afhganistan

Diplomacy: Ushrusana(a) Makran(ea) Khuttal(a)

The Afghans stayed out of the war, although they did get caught interfering with the internal mlitary affairs of the Armenians. The VOC™ was unable to establish trade for the Afghans, as they were unable to establish a branch office – maybe if they were granted preferential treatment things would be easier (or if the VOC™ spent more money on these huge cities).


Empire of Hindustan (Alimid)

Medak, Emperor of Hindustan, Maharaja of India, Sultan of Dehli, Caliph of the East

Diplomacy: none

Medak narrowly escaped a Siamese Assassin; his government agents and tax collectors weren’t so lucky –many ended up dead resulting in greatly diminished revenues.

The Alimids were unprepared for the Siamese invasion – but things turned out OK; after the last Siamese invasion, the Alimids had built up the walls of their most populated cities. In April of 1602, 5500 mixed mercenary troops crossed by ship from the island of Kutch an attacked Surashtra. A 16,000 strong militia opposed them and drove them back to the sea. General Gagamefi, of Siam, was captured.

The second invasion came in June of 1603. General Chapatti entered Vengi with 12,500 cavalry and 100 guns. After three months, Vengi and its city of Ongole were forced to pay tribute. 1000 Siamese soldiers died. Next, they entered Madurai and defeated 8000 peasants but bypassed Tanjore because of its 10’ walls. Another 1000 cavalry died and 20 guns were lost. As the Siamese continued into Dravidia, Madurai rebelled, stranding Chapatti’s army. 16,000 peasants fought the Siamese. The defenders were scattered and retreated behind 52’ walls of Tughibad. Chapatti decided to become a mercenary commander. He has 7000 cavalry and 60 artillery.

The final invasion occurred in July of 1603 when 18,000 Siamese knights with 100 guns crossed into Jaunpur. General Jabbar was on hand with 86,500 cavalry, 57,500 infantry, 500 catapults, 10 siege cannons and 200 guns. The Siamese army was wiped out and the commanding general was killed. 2000 Hindustani warriors died, half cavalry. Jabbar is still loyal, as is admiral Murad. Eventually they’ll rebel. Siamese pirates captured ships along the Coromandel Coast and trade with China was lost.

The Enlightened Kingdom of Tibet

The Holy Child, 11th host of the Buddha

Sujisan II, Spiritual Guide and Mentor of the Holy Child

Diplomacy: none

Silver-tongued Siamese envoys convinced the normally introspective Tibetans to join in an attack on China. The Tibetans had a much smaller invasion force than they realized – mistakenly believing that the garrison of 7000 light cavalry stationed in Fucheng wasa force of 70,500 regular cavalry.

In May of 1602 Kol-pa led a force of 2500 light cavalry and 7500 elite infantry into Szechwan where 10,000 Chinese peasants defended their homes and farms. The initial battle took three months; the Tibetans lost 1000 elite and 500 regular troops. Then the reaction army showed up – the Chinese annihilated the entire force. Kol-Pa escaped back to Fucheng.

In May of the following year, a small raiding party of 2500 infantry led by Princess Sujisan III blundered into Tungchean but ran into the Lampang relief force (more than 100,000 cavalry). Sujisan escaped without her army to join Kol-pa in Fucheng.

In July of 1603, 3500 light cavalry and 7500 elite infantry invaded Tsingfeng in an attempt to break the Silk Road. The 8000 peasant defenders were easily slain in a 2-month battle. General Bashka ordered the destruction of the roads into and out of Tsingfeng. They bypassed the Fortress of Tsingfeng with its 10 walls and continued into Tunhuang, where a force of more than 20,000 Chinese destroyed them. Bashka fled into the mountains.

In August of 1603, General Kafuzela led 1000 light cavalry and 7000 elite infantry into Chingling. After a 3-month battle, Chingling was forced to pay tribute. 500 light horsemen and 1500 elite troops died fighting the 7000 unled peasants. They continued across the mountains into Shensi, arriving in July of 1604, where 11,000 peasants defeated the Tibetans. Kafulzela retreated back to Chingling with 500 cavalry and 3500 elite infantry remaining.

Prince Dravat and General Er-hoba, at the head of a 12,500 all cavalry army, marched into Kamarupa in 1603. In a three-month battle, they routed the 8000 defenders, losing 2000 troops – forcing the Kamarupans to recognize Tibetan authority. They continued into Assam, defeating the 7000 locals and losing 1000 more troops. Bypassing the 10’ walls of Gauhati, they continued into Kachin, arriving at the end of 1604.

Trade was lost with China, of course. Public works were built in Dangtse Sho, Dhera Dun, Quing Hai, Fucheng and Lanchou City. Fucheng is now mostly Lamaist Buddhist.



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Sian Kambujadesa

Rama VI, God Emperor of Siam

Diplomacy: none

The Siamese launched a two front war against the Chinese and Hindustan. They ran amuck in China, but failed to make an impact on the indolent Indians. (see China and Hindustani turns). Siamese assassins attempted to kill both Medak and Fibe Ma. They failed, but wounded Fibe Ma’s subordinate general. They also destroyed much of the Alimid government.

Task forces of 12,500 cavalry, 100 artillery were sent out to punish the Chinese. Many of the Siamese generals had been in the wild hinterlands of Siam where they had been converting the primitives to Therevada Buddhism, so it took about a year to recall the generals and send their armies to the frontier. By the end of 564 NH, the Siamese had forced tribute from Chesi, Fuchien, Hengshan, Hwai, Kiangsi, Miao Ling and Nan Chao. They had also stolen away Vengi from the Alimids, recovered Lingtung and Lingnan, and raided Chekiang and Hupei.

In the Siamese campaign, General Hovate died in Jaunpur, Gagamefi was captured in Susashtra and Chapatti rebelled in Dravidia. In China, Natepotheba still commands 9500 cavalry with 80 guns in Chesi; Emaihe was captured after liberating Lingtung and and Lingnan when he faced the main Chinese army with a handful of troops; Bamaidonama and Pol Gafiha are in Padishan, engaged in grueling mountain warfare with the Chinese reaction army; Prince Mai Jai narrowly escaped death in the naval battle off the coast of Barat, but escaped to Jehol; Prince Indramaga just finished raiding Hupei and has 10,500 cavalry and 100 guns left and Prince Babagafi is in the Coromandal Coast, pirating Hindustani ships, with his small fleet of 8 warships.

Walls were built around many previously unprotected cities and field forts sprang up along the Hindustan frontier. Some public works were built in Annam and Maghada. Annam and Tirhut are now entirely Therevada Buddhist.

The Pirates Sri Lanka

Fibe Ma, Lord of Colombo

Diplomacy: none

Unable to pay troop support, Fibe Ma watched in horror as 40% of his troops abandoned his cause. An eighth of his remaining troops deserted due to Siamese agitation and 9 ships were sunk by terrorists. He Matarami also tried (ineffectually) to cause some desertions. Fibe Ma dodged some Siamese assassins but his second in command was wounded. 132 elite warships, 79 warships, 14 transports, 24 galleons, 11,500 cavalry and 380 guns remain. Fibe Ma ignored both Siamese and Chinese attempts to bribe him.



Ravi Gizmo, Slayer of Aborigines

Diplomacy: none

The Mataram policy of genocide and repopulation continues. 17,500 Matarami knights,52,000 infantry and 200 guns massacred the helpless forest dwellers of Aanx. 2500 Matarami soldiers died. They also sent some rabble rousers to Sri Lanka, where they were ignored (Fibe Ma’s sailors were too busy deserting because of lack of pay to listen to Matarami agitators)

The city of Ila was built in Ilweah and Skara was built in Sarawak. A postal road now connects Camoweal to Dajarra.

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Da Huang Chinese Empire

Lao Hao, Ruler of the World

Diplomacy: none

Lao Hao divided he great Chinese home army amongst his generals. Generals Mui and Cheung took command of 50,000 heavily armored knights, 50,000 heavy footmen, 142,000 peasant soldiers, 17,500 elite horsemen 2500 elite catapults and 125 siege cannons and headed south to invade Siam. The Vassals from Liangche and Tsingfeng were each given 52,000 knights and were sent to relieve the Lampang garrison. General Tung received command of 112,500 footmen, 1600 elite guns and 2500 elite catapults and waited for any surprises (there were a lot of them). At the edge of the empire, Jai-qui Chan slipped through rebellious Bogazgol to pick up the Khwarzim garrison of 22,000 cavalry, then returned to Bogazgol to quash the rebellion. He then guarded the road system.

In March of 562 NH, the Tibetans invaded Szechwan with a force of 2500 light cavalry and 5000 elite infantry. They forced tribute from the region before General Tung arrived in June and crushed the pitiful Tibetans. The capital was left undefended. After thebattle, news arrived that the Siamese had entered Lampung in May; Tung set off for Lampang to deal with this new threat. He arrived in Kayah in March of 563 NH, and by July, had crossed into Lampang and restored Chinese rule. The Siamese were nowhere to be found. While the battle for Lampang was taking place, The Siamese invaded Fuchien and Mioaling in April; Kiangsi in June; Hengshan in July and Chesi in September. The Tibetans entered Tsingfeng and Kamarupa in July and Chingling in August. Tung raced back northward, through the jungles and mountains of South East Asia, passing the Lampang relief force along the way. Early in 564 NH, his army ran into the main Siamese force in Nan Chao. The Siamese had 20,000 elite knights, 49,000 horsemen, 28,000 foot soldiers and 1460 field guns. The Chinese had 8000 local peasants plus the reaction army of 1580 elite guns, 61,000 footmen and 2500 elite catapults. Better leadership and the advantage in cavalry allowed the Siamese to force the Chinese army to retreat to Padishan. The Siamese generals had orders to take Padishan next, so they followed the retreating Chinese. The open terrain in Nan Chao had favored the Siamese, but the mountainous terrain of Padishan favored the almost entirely infantry army of Tung’s. As 564 drew to a close, who would ultimately emerge victorious remained in doubt. Tung has 34,500 infantry, 2100 catapults and 1120 guns. The Siamese have 17,000 elite cavalry, 34,500 cavalry, 7000 infantry and 1060 guns.

Generals Cheung and Mui headed south, slowed by their siege cannons, to Lingtung, conquering it in September of 562 NH. The next year, they attacked Lingnan, forcing tribute from the undefended region by April of 563 NH. Finally, they marched on Tonkin, sweeping away the defenders by July and laying in a siege of Pa, with its 40’ walls. It took a full year to destroy the walls and he city surrendered in June of 564 NH. In July, Prince Emaihe of Siam entered Tonkin at the head of 12,000 cavalry and 100 artillery, after having just liberated Lingtung and Lingnan; his entire force was destroyed and the prince was captured. As the year drew to a close, Mui and Cheung quarreled about whether to keep Tonkin and Pa for themselves or stay loyal to the emperor. Mui rebelled, taking 900 elite catapults, 19000 heavy cavalry, 18,500 heavy footmen, 52,500 infantry, 6500 elite cavalry and 45 siege guns while loyal General Cheung kept 13,000 catapults, 25,500 heavy cavalry, 25,000 heavy footmen, 71,000 infantry, 9000 elite cavalry and 61 siege guns. Mui was defeated and forced to flee, but Cheung was slain in combat and could not pursue. 12,500 siege, 23,500 heavy cavalry, 20,500 infantry, 57,500 infantry, 8500 elite cavalry and 54 cannons remain. With nowhere to go, Mui became a mercenary.

The allied generals journeyed to Houma, then headed south to Lampang. In October of 562 NH, they ran into a small Tibetan raiding force (2500 men) and paused to destroy them in one of the most lopsided battles of the war. It took more than two years, but they finally reached Lampang, long after the conflicts there had ended.

Jai-qui Chan arrived in Khwarzim in May, then returned to Bogazgol to put down the rebellion, finishing the rebels off by September. In April of the following year, word arrived that the Tibetans were invading Tsingfeng along the Silk Road. Jai-qui set off to prevent the loss of this vital link in the road. It took a full year to reach Tunhuang where he joined the feudal vassal and destroyed the Tibetans as they attempted to invade after destroying the road system through Tsingfeng. Finally, word arrived that another small Tibetan army had invaded Shensi, adjacent to the defenseless homeland. Jai-qui, with 18,500 cavalry, raced to Shensi to try to protect the capital. He arrived in December, unneeded; the leaderess peasants of Shensi had been able to defeat the elite Tibetan force by themselves. The Tibetans retreated to Chingling with 500 light cavalry and 3500 elite infantry.

A small fleet of Siamese ships (20 warships, 15 mercenary ships and 17 transports -- all loaded with troops) attempted to take over the Chinese colony of Barat. One hundred elite Chinese warships destroyed the entire force; 81 remain. The Siamese leader escaped.

The break in the road system made it more difficult to control the distant regions. Rebellions occurred in Kulsary, Bogazgol, Khwarzim, Uzbek, and Itiopya. The traitors were defeated in Bogazgol, Uzbek and Itiopya, but Kulsary and Khwarzim are now independent. The rebellions have made the new trade routes with Europe somewhat precarious. Bandits looted the caravans heading west. The Chinese lost trade with the Alimids. More than 7 million gold was given to the VOC™.

Nagatobi Shounate

Ari, 94th Emperor of Nihon

Diplomacy: none

The Japanese concentrated on the New World. Trade was established with the Kwakiutl. Shinto priests stepped up the conversion of China. Missions to Ponape were cancelled due to extreme distance. The Japanese were alarmed by reports of the rise of a pagan primacy – a potential rival to their South Pacific ambitions. The Japanese stayed out of the mainland conflicts. Whichever country wins, China or Siam, the Japanese want to be their friend.

Kingdom of Ponape

Iniki IV, first chosen of Nan Madol

Diplomacy: none

A Pagan Primacy formed. Hawaii revolted.


The Celestial Empire of the Atolls

Nahnmwarki, High Priest of Nan Madol

Consecration: Nan Madol(hc)

The priests of the eerie artificial atolls (built by the gods) near Ponape got organized. They passed out intricately carved shell armbands to the most devout. The tithe is set at 5%.











The New World

ZR 220


North America: 4 mc 10g

Mercenary Captain Taishou Sanyo {m766 + 12w} Can be hired by North American players with a pacific port. Minimum bid 9g. He will raid the coast if not hired.


Twilight Kwakiutl

Gui-Madilbe, Twilight King of Kwakiutl

Diplomacy: none

The Twilight Kingdom took a break. The Japanese finally arrived to begin trade and Taishou raided undefended Nootka before returning to the Peuget Sound.

Bengkh Kingdom of San Fonkiso

Okwang II, Warrior King of Bengkalis, Guardian of the Strait

Diplomacy: none

Not to be outdone by their northern neighbors, Okwang II also ordered the Bengkhali to take a break.

The Requela Kingdom

Chitaotin II, Keeper of the Tikal Codex

Diplomacy: none

Chitaotin sent out his spies to spread a very odd rumor: "There exists a small village of four creatures with pictures in their bellies and lots of little bunny rabbits." No one knew what to make of it – some are beginning to doubt the sanity of their leader.

Tomatlan expanded. Royal roads continued to be built. The Requelans were unable to steal technology from Taisho.


Maori Empire of Mexico

Acimaco IV, Quetzal Emperor of Mexico

Diplomacy: none

Maja, Motul Magobiki, Te Aroha and Bilafiza all expanded. Massive farm projects were built in Chiapas and Tepuztec. Trade began with the VOC™. The Maori still haven’t sent any of their own ships out on trade missions, keeping their trade revenues low.

Roanoke Russ

Rostov, Tsar of the Carribean

Diplomacy: none

The Jamaicans continue to enjoy the advantages of trading with 4 Renaissance nations.

Mohomad’s Cornucopia of Excellent Goods at Reasonable Prices

Mohomad, Purveyor of Fine Merchandise

Capitalization: none

Princess Camille joined Mohomad's trade company.

South America no mercs


Solar Peru

Fyodor, Solar King of Peru

Diplomacy: Tairona(ea) Lipe(ne)

Azow, Pari, Late, Ciew, Mocanov, Nazcal, Lima, Tiwanaku and Voronezh expanded. Choco, Moche and Kuelap had extensive farm projects placed in them. Otherwise, it was pretty quiet.


Parana Astronomers

Adgalan, Scholar King of the Parana

Diplomacy: none

Adgalan is still alive.



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MSI Ranking








1 China


John Little (541) 597-4342 fusionflame@hotmail.com

2 Siam


Ed Deveny 971-5842 Griffnberg@aol.com

3 Islam


Kramer (contact Imam)

4 Fatimid


David Vasiloff (602) 935-7006

5 Afghanistan


David Salter (703) 912-6076 salterdj@aol.com

6 Russia


Todd Saint Pe (409) 788-8227 stdtgs12@shsu.edu


Power-Hungry Madmen


7 Hindustan


Kerry Harrison (512) 252-4949 lords@play-by-mail.com

8 Himrad


Heidi Zoltz (602) 935-7006 HeidiVasiloff@yahoo.com

9 Japan


Charles Hurst (503) 653-1178 charlesh@teleport.com

10 Denmark


George Shrake (602) 894-1384 shrake@imap1.asu.edu

11 Dutch


Logan Vanderlinden (512) 472-5017 Loganv@concentric.net

12 Peru


Ted Kaminski (608) 253-9231 Kaminski@midplains.net

13 Mataram


Ed Peterman (619) 529-5244

14 Mbundu


Lance Solper (602) 921-3716 lancesol@imap2.asu.edu

15 Maori


Tom Jordan (509) 963-8438 jordant@hotmail.com


Barbarians at the Gates


16 Italy


Simon Yoxoll

17 Armenia



18 Imam


Jake Hoehl (602) 272-2133 Jakob@primenet.com

19 Spain


Sean Sooner Sean@tiu.net



Craig Bartels (602) 755-4803 Axcrb@asuvm.inre.asu.edu

21 Tibet


Andrea Hugget (602) 971-5842 Turquiose@aol.com


The Oppressed Masses


22 Ponape



23 Requela


Dave Welches (602) 498-0922 CibonyQQQQ@aol.com

24 Bengkh


Mike Overstreet (602) 425-9884 Spiketeo@aol.com

25 Culdi


open for player

26 Kwakiutl


THAD PLATE (520) 776-8462 twplate@lankaster.com

27 Parana



28 Hansa


Kirk Miller (281) 376-3639 Descroix@AOL.com

29 Roanoke



30 Fibema


Michael Harris

31 Talavera



32 Celest


Ron Meinug Rsm4@northcoast.com