Orders Deadline: Get those orders in by 6:00 pm MST or I will be physically unable to process your orders. This is how I can manage this latest three week turnaround. Those of you who transmitted orders to me last Friday and I was unable to get a hold you will be given free turns.
Intel Ops Backfiring: These can backfire if the roll is that bad. Examples: CF may actually cause a scandal, SD might get the target region to hate you.
Leader Intel Restrictions: Leaders can attempt to perform any assassin action (like assassination, counter
assassination, terrorism, jailbreak, crush rebellion), , but not regular operations actions. They cannot do religion operation actions either. Leaders can move secretly though, and perform RECON actions.
Wulamak, Overlord of Hai Ochostk, Protector of the Iceman, Harvester of Cute, Furry Animals
Wulamak sent two more leaders to their doom around the icy waters of Attu. The man-eating waleruses must have got them. Koliskoi was colonized to 1 Gpv.
THE TUNGUS KINGDOM OF PO-HAI
Mau Sing, King of Parhae
As promised, Linhuang was rebuilt (1 Gpv). Yalang went on a trade mission to the distant lands of Indai. Shangtu is cultivated.
THE HOU LIANG ZHONGDI
Lei Qui, Bing Di, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
The city expansion spree continued. Wuhan, Xiu Shiu, Ghangdi and Rugao have become 6 Gpv. Qindao, Fuyang and Singtai have gone up to 5 Gpv.
THE DA TANG EMPIRE
Fuang-Qu "Jong Zong", 29th Tang Ruler, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
Notices were posted all over Shensi asking for a meeting with these 'Cheese Crime Cartel Chaps'. If they were no shows, they would be actively hunted down. Taocao was no where to be seen. Jehol rebelled for no good reason. Perhaps it was that great, massive Xi Xia horde horsing around just north of Yun.
THE SERENE PALACE OF THE GREATER WHEEL
Cho, Bodhisattva of Chan Mahayana
Yan Setui, Grand Abbot of Holy Chiangling
"Is there a W."
"Yes, there are two of them."
"I'd like to buy a vowell. How about E?"
>ding>>ding<>ding< (wild cheering)
"Three of them."
"I'd like to solve the puzzle: 'Slippery When Wet'"
"You got that right." (thundering applause)
Cho passed his exams and was ready to be the Big Buddha.
THE XI XIA HORDE (Cherkassy, Tavoc, Tangut, Jark,)
Jehum, Khagan of the Steppe Peoples
DIPLOMACY: Wigai folk(a), Jurchid Horde(a), Ghu Jin men(a), Dzungar people(a), Seljuks(n)
The Xi Xia rumbled east into the lands of the Tungus tribes. Both the Wigai and the powerful Jurchids were drawn into Jehum's horde-flute call (~~Taweep!~~Taweep! BWAK!!). Then the great host that God forsook rode like a storm to the Tang frontier. There was no great wall anymore to stop them. After the departure of the Seljuk (Si Jong), the mighty, earth-shattering army consisted of some 340,000 mounted warriors.
Mercs: 10mi, 10mw
A city was built in Lingtung called Zhoi-Yong.
THE KAMBUJADESA OF LOWAN
Jayavarman VI, Emperor of Khmer
Angkor grew to 3 Gpv. There were more pools dug out in Khemer.
THE COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE OF SRIVIJAYA
Sri Suryanarayana II, CEO of Srivijaya, Inc.
Rauta tried yet again to conquer Yampi. He brought cavalry as requsted but did not fill every available bench on his 45 galleys with soldiers. In early spirng, 1058, 12,000 spearmen and 2500 riders landed on Yampi's infamous beach. As before, 5000 boomerangers awaited for them at a high position. These took out 2500 men and forced Rauta to flee back to Kediri.
DIPLOMACY: Warrego(c), Paramata(fa), Yaraka(fa), Windoorah(f), Yila(f), Tibuburra(a)
Potoosana's nation grew in power. He was a strong king. He was also a connoissuer of dead eucalyptus leaves. He would always have one in his mouth, especially when he swam.
LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD
Te Ramarama, "The Torch Fisher",Tuma Whakarae o Maori, Kaitiaki Rorea Aotearoa, Kawana o Aumoana Runga, Ariki Tamaroa Kei raro Taki o Autahi
A city, Tiwaru, was built in Otago and it was a port. Rutene departed Te Awampu to discover a somewhat doable passage to the Continent of Kangaroos. He didn't find any sex in Papua (in New Guinnea) and returned home using the Australian Current.
THE YAMPI BAND
Another Srivijayan attack was beat off. This time, they weren't any more fiercer than last time.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mi
THE KINGDOM OF BURMA
Akalsei, King of Burma
Since the Vatsans weren't really trying, Akalsei finally convinced the Maghadans to acknowledge Myanmar. It was now safe to sleep outdoors in Yunnan.
THE COLA MANDALAM
His Magnificence, Cola Rajadhira, Maharaja of Bharat
General Girinha was posted at Jihjhoti with some 47,500 cavalry and 5500 engineers. They patrolled Vatsa lands and reported no violations of cease-fire. Rajadhira has mastered several yo-yo tricks including the 'butterfly' and the 'elephant balancing on its tusks on hot molten lead'.
THE RAJPUT KINGDOM OF GWALIOR
Ranga Sujaimul, Rajput Raja
The 10 lost tribes of refugees were marched around from Vatsa to Maghada but no homes were found for them. Sujaimul might want to spring the cash and place them in cities.
THE HIDDEN KINGDOM OF KASHMIR
Kukarsa, Hidden King of Khiragu
Kukarsa ran back to his capital city to make sure nothing was stolen.
THE GHUZZ TURKS
Sarib, Khan of the Ghuzz
The 21,500 Ghuzz Turks linked up with 15,000 Caliphal knights and 10,000 hired sabres to deal with the Al Hasa heretics once more. This time, the regional genocide worked. No was left alive in Al Hasa anymore. The Ghuzz stayed to guard the desert. Koshul got a bad battle wound though and died of infection in 1060. Sarib has become the new master.
THE BLACK HORDE (Karakhanids)
Kasab, Khatun of Kara-Khan, Yabghu of the Western Horde
91,000 Kasabities andc 21,000 Ilhandi ran through Turkestan to Zorzad land. Tuwaske their queen never got along with the Khatun and there was that religion difference now. The Black Host moved through Arran territory, escorted by 15,500 cavalry and 24,000 infantry. They faced no army in the Buyid lands of Jibal, Luristan and Abadan. One city that had no walls, Jahrom, was plundered. The extra cash didn't satisfy the Chieftess. She and her boys meade their way to Qatar where the view of the Gulf was good and where they could keep tabs on the Ghuzz.
THE EMIRAT OF SAMOLAH
A rope snuck up behind al Hafiz and choked him to death. It seemed that the twine had help but its helper was no where to be seen. As that happened 9500 cavalry deserted. Only Jurji was left to command. He took 33,000 cavalry plus 10,000 horse-mercs and gained a free ride through Buyid territories. They galloped in Kirman from Shadad and raided the land. Hormuz, Laristan and Fars were also vandalized. They returned back to Kumis by way of Zagros.
THE BLUE HORDE: Kökohul
DIPLOMACY: no effect
The Blue Meanies raided their way through the west Gobi and Altai forests and took a hay stop in Saraba.
THE SAMANID EMIRAT OF BUKHARA
Ibrahim, Emir of Bukhara
Ibrahim wanted mercenaries but was outbid by the Samoleh. There just wasn't enough manpower to take on Seisten nor Dasht-e Margo,but these neutral wild lands were checked out anyway Back at home, a 50 foot iguana began to eat villagers and their goats in Bactria. This gargantuan critter, supposedly extinct for one million years, was an affront to nature and required divine intervention.
Thad Plate (Game God): "Stop that. I told Troy that his nation will not be destroyed."
Giant Iguana: "But bosss, youssse tole me, Isss getsss ta kill dem."
Thad: "I've changed my mind. Go back to your lair. You'll be of some use later."
The Giant Iguana, being a game prop, knew better than to piss of the GM. It returned to its volcano home in Northern Mexico.
Even with the return of 112,000 whistling Black Turks to Tabaristan and El Burz, the Arran Emirat was unharmed. They left a string of Cola cans (yes, cans from the Mandalam) and mutton bones in their wake. A port citadel was built in north Shirvan.
BUYID EMIRAT OF SHIRAZ
Beshir bin Sa'id al Buya
DIPLOMACY: Sind(a, but it rebelled)
The Buyid army was rebuilt again and defended Zagros. The Samoleh nomads countered by going aorund and raiding Kirman, Hormuz, Laristasn and Fars. The Black Horde got into the act by sacking Jahrom on their way through Jibal, Luristan and Abadan. All these intruders made the Buyids more ineffectual at combating these barbarians despite all their nasty plots. When Sa'id died in 1060, there was an attempt to overthrow the new Emir Beshir while he was wrestling crocidiles in the Kutch. The court bums were stopped when Beshir hurried back to the capital. Qarmatian Sind declared themselves independent (An oriental trade mission arrived in Mansura around this time) but Badri in Abadan professed his loyalty.
Mercs: 20mc, 20mi
THE ABBASID CALIPHAT (Dar al Islam)
Al Mutawakkil II, Kalifat Rasul Allah, Commander of the Faithful
Mutawakkil Caliph hated these Qarmatians. They're rude, boorish, whacko, insane, indolent and full of crazy ideas. He arm twisted the Ghuzz to try again. The joint force attaacked Al Hasa and showed no compassion, no mercy and no honor by slaying every man, woman and child that lived in the region. With 11,500 cavalry left Mutawakkil and Achmed al Fakir returned to Iraq to be berated by mullahs and other teachers about the bad ethics the Caliph employed. In Dulaym, the city of Az Zufra was plopped down before a crowd of amazed sheep farmers.
THE KARIMID SULTANATE OF ALEPPO
Mohammad ibn Sirdar, Sultan of Aleppo
Sirdar had a sudden case of death. It was fatal. He died. Mohammad, his oldest son, became the new bigshot. The Palmyrans degraded to token tribute with the demise of their duke.
THE ZAIDI EMIRAT of DANAKIL
Ar Rakdad, Guardian of the Mandab Straits
DIPLOMACY: Madina(fa), Asir(ea)
Rahman may have been a good guy but he didn't impress the Madinans anymore. The Sunni desert dwellers became less obligated to the young emir Rakdad. The Shoans murdered the sufi sent to teach them Islam.
THE KHAIRID EMIRAT OF EGYPT
Ibn Mohammad Al Khair, Emir of Egypt
DIPLOMACY: no effect
"King Ibn under good advice from his many trusted allies, ends slavery once and for all. He promises the good people of Aswan and Ghebal Gharib that there would be no further slave raids."
Slavery may have officially ended but not in the underground city. Many saw the Emir as disingenuous when he had sent slaver parties with one hand and reformed the economy away from slavery on the other hand.
THE MUSENGEZI OF GAMO-GOFA
The weather was too hot. Benben III solved that by trying to have more children. Merchant ships went down the Kongo River to trade bananas for cheap women in Bakongo.
DIPLOMACY: Lamu(ea), Serengeti(c)
Tanga-Pemba had to increase to 2 Gpv. It was what Ortimala had plans from the start to do. Ortimala stayed too far to the north. That was the cause of Tongaa's rebellion.
THE ZAMBEZI CONFEDERATION
DIPLOMACY: no effect
La IV died too young with one sickly child as her legacy. The two-far past menupause La III became the sole ruler of this brilliant land. Prince Waziri was placed in Zanzibar (where he could look at the ships coming in and out of Nampula).
Agaroumba waited impatiently for an advisor to show up.
THE IBO KINGDOM OF THE BINI NATION
Acoli, Bini Queen
Life was unbearable good in Ibo-land. There were great projects completed in Biafra and Yoruba. In some places, the soil turned blue. Blue soil was just as good as that earthy, brown soil - it just looked funny.
THE KINGDOM OF SONGHAY
A chimpanzee threw a stone into the king's quarters, breaking a lamp. After that Omabogti got sick. In 1060, he died and Awangii became the new king.
THE KINGDOM OF OUAGADOU
Yodelmo, King of Bure
Yodelmo's tan wasn't rich enough so he spent his time catching rays at Boure's sunny jungle clearings. Dayoro made more friends in Gamiba getting the port of Dakar (Awlil Sea) constructed. No vague hints were needed.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mw
THE IDRISID EMIRAT
Yoho the Barber, King of the Ids, Emir of Almaghreb and Alandalus
Yoho, being the big boss kid, made his first demand to all the men: shave their hair and be bald like him. With the exception of a few weirdoes, all men (and a few women) became bald overnight. Yoho found a wife who had shaved all her hair from her body - except her eyelashes - in Arguin.
AL AGHLABID EMIRAT AS SIQILLI
Abd Sumal tried to comfort the Gharibi but they wouldn't go for his lies.
THE KRITIC EXARCHATE OF GREECE
Nicephorus, Exarch of Crete, Basileus of the Greeks
Nicephorus headed to Thrace and lavished them with praises, favor and boons. A city, Pelles, was founded there harboring the West Black Sea.
THE PECHNEG KHAGANATE OF LEVEDIA
Ighao, Khagan of Levedia
The Osi of Terek (the Chechens) made friends with Guarn, Ighao's best diplomat. The path of The Cherkassy parade was still visible.
THE MAGYARORSZAGH KINGDOM OF HUNGARY
Gaspar III, King of Hungary
DIPLOMACY: Swabia(nt), Tyrol(hs), Slovenia(a)
The older Gaspar made his way back to his house in Alfold. On the way, he checked up on some manors and ate lots of pork. The Tyrolians didn't like him but other barons did.
THE KINGDOM OF POLAND
Bodin really didn't want to move.
THE KONINGDOM OF GARDARIKE
Rurik, Kynaz of the Ves
The twin princes of the Gardarik: Vader and Vasil, have taken to wearing garter belts.
"What better way is there to keep the legs warm."
"'Tis useful in picking up women."
Vader returned too far south into the land of Kama Bolgar and caught some strange bug which killed him. Thus Vasil became the sole crown prince of a vast land. Zakar and the horse guard got in a fist fight with the Muscovites as he tried to slave raid them. They took out 1000 men and caused Zakar to abort his attempt. The Seversk were caught unawares and some captives were chained together and sent back home.
THE JYLLIG KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
Truan Hawkcall, Fire in the North, Sword of the Mother
DIPLOMACY: Obodria(t), Lausatia(t)
The two Swedens made peace with each other and with the Mother Church. Truan looked to the south lands for expansion. Udner coersion did Obodria and Lausatia agree to pay tribute.
THE NORDLING KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
The Nordlings guarded themselves. They did establish trade contacts with the Scots.
THE HOLY KINGDOM OF BHEATHAAMROIS
Magna Mater Meardioch Rapturous, Sister of Mary, Protector of the Innocent, Blessed of the Divine Light of Christ, Beloved of God in All His Glory
Meardioch built ships at her port and awaited for further incursions from the false priest Purity. An abbey was successfully built in Wessex. Jutland now has a monastery.
THE SAXON KINGDOM OF WESSEX
Arric, Anglo-Saxon King
Old Withan defied all the predictions of his passing and lived on to his 100th birthday. He may be frail but his mind was still sharp. For wishin the death of his loyal lieutenant who also served his father and grandfather, a vein popped in Caedred's head, turning the king into a babbling vegetable until he died at the age of 72.
THE GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Purity II, Bishop of Aachen, Holy Father of Christendom
The Pope returned to Lorraine to collect his thoughts.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Caesar Marcus II, Rex Latinorum, Dominum Lagobardium, Imperator Romanorum Occidentalis
Marcus told his folks that Castille should no longer be dealt with economically until they recant their support for the heretic Bheathaamrois matriarchy. All visiting foreigners were told that Rome's bountiful harvest were for sale. Venice grew to 3 Gpv and handled more trade with the Musselmen.
THE KINGDOM OF BURGUNDY
Tristian II, Rex Burgundus
DIPLOMACY: Aquitaine(t), Brabant(ea)
Gerard le Cron got 20,000 cavalry from Burgundy and rushed an attack against Armagnac - because they side with Castille. The diabolical Rastanmadera was waiting there with 8000 cavalry and had the help of 7000 Armagnac militia. After a bloody stalemate resulting in 7000 casualties in both sides, Gerard was defeated at Ger Valley, falling into a forest ambush of Rastanmadura's. The 8500 survivors screened their retreat back to Burgundy. Gerard fell ill and died in 1060.
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM OF CASTILLE
Using positioning and knowledge of the wooded terrain, Rastanmadera confounded Gerard le Cron at Ger Valley saving Armagnac from a nasty conquest.
THE KANSA ILLINI
The city of Titishona was dedicated to the Sauk tribes as a show of support by Kilwa and the Illini Empire. Without Illinois secured, the new city was isolated from the rest of Kansa's lands.
THE ETOWAH TEMPLE SECT
DIPLOMACY: Monacan(a), Lucayo(fa)
Lirhi kept up the successful negotiations with Lucayo despite the Ciboney taunts. Etowah grew to 2 Gpv (finally).
THE SECT OF EMERALD MOUND
Okatoma sprouted its 7th quarter. Holtenwal went deceased.
THE CARIB CIBONEY
Sikolla II, Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis
Chisdain couldn't dissaude the Lucayo from their mistake. At least Bermuda's friendly. Ships trade with the Moche again. The bloodsucker beast struck again. Many pets and livestock were found dead, two holes in their neck. A wittness spotted a black animal with big eyes and spikes which moved like lightning on its hind legs.
The Rocky Mountains
THE BELLA COOLA KWAKIUTL
What can be done that doesn't have to be done?
THE MIWOK CONFEDERATION
Circle of Trees
The hill fires kept the bears from eating the trash.
THE MOGOLLON CRYPT KEEPERS
Rattle Asp At Fire Wrangle Gully With A Train Of Quails
Nothing new to report. Sorry.
The Maya Tikal tried to attack again. With 61,000 infantry and 3000 sappers, they crossed into Oaxaca with conquest on their minds. The great Ualatl stopped them cold with only 15,000 warriors and four tribes. One tribe got a home, becoming the capital of Irapuaio, high up in the Huichol mountains. Ualatl was struck dead at the prime of his life. A victim of ragweed fever.
THE MAYA KINGDOM OF TIKAL
Uchwa went into Oaxaca but couldn't take it. After suffering 10,000 lost men, the rest regrouped in Nahuatl. Tikal grew to 6 Gpv. Miskito grew to 3 Gpv. There were no more chipmunks in the trees of Chiapas. What could be happening?
Cord de Los Andes
THE WOODLANDS OF TUPI
Piruushova, Fair King of the Tupi
DIPLOMACY: Parana(f), Guayaki(a), Guarani(nt), Heta(fa)
Parana wasn't the only place that went friendly.
THE HAWK EMPIRE OF MOCHE
Emperor-in-Jade, Juichen III, Hawk King of Chanchan
Lord General, Kurshetl, Warlord of Moche
The Moche took five years off.
THE MAPU CHE NATION
As did the Mapuche.
This Turn's Awards
Lord: Greg Fisher (Xi Xia)
Vagabond: Charles McGovern (Songhay)
Sly Dog: Steve Chenevey (Buyid)
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