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
Lady Mahana sailed some folks to the Kuril Islands, a place where no one lived. Upon their cold rocks was built the city of Yeandu. Mahana returned home. The distance and the isolation finally got the Sakhalin folks to rebel. Yeandu soon followed suit, becoming a free port. Two more leaders were lost in the icy seas of the Aleutians.
THE TUNGUS KINGDOM OF PO-HAI
Mau Sing, King of Parhae
DIPLOMACY: Shangtu(f), Jehol(c)
Yu did well to get the Shangtu Duke to give all his assets to the Po Hai crown. In Jehol, he was embarrassed when the forest tribesmen accused Yu of trying to steal a berry tree. The diplomacy talks there got rough, indeed. Suifenhe has become cultivated.
THE HOU LIANG ZHONGDI
Lei Qui, Bing Di, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
Bing Di's day was made when 135,000 Tang soldiers entered Honan. The Liang's home defenses weren't as mighty: only 35,000 cavalry and 25,500 infantry. Bing Di lost the battle and withdrew to Kaifeng. The Tang army didn't make any other moves though, but made themselves as unpleasant as an army can be. Another Tang force of 65,000 occupied Tangchou while at the same time 340,500 Xi Xia horsemen crossed the Yellow River from Chilhi to raid Shangtung and sack Qingdao. From 1061-1063, the Xi Xia had their way in every coastal region of the Hou Liang. Tsainan, Kiangsu, Anhui, Liangche and Chekiang were raided. Singtai, Rugao, Guangli were sacked. The second Tang army passed through Honan and conquered Tsainan and Shangtung in their ruined state by the end of 1064. Finally the Tangut horde having bypassed (and left unmolested) Foi lands, raided Hwai and gutted Xiu Shui.
Lei Qui remained in a state of shock inside Kaifeng (while his fax machine continued to fail him). Amidst all the hubbub, Wuhan grew to 7 Gpv.
THE DA TANG EMPIRE
Fuang-Qu "Jong Zong", 29th Tang Ruler, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
DIPLOMACY: no effect
Emperor Fuang-Qu and his brother Qi-Ging gathered up a force of 50,000 Pao-chi leopard cavalry, 50,000 sappers, 25,000 Fu-ping militiamen, 10,000 mercenaries. They marched on Liang for the Liang had secretly been making cheeseburgers. The battle in Honan was too one sided. All Liang defenders were abolished. There were 18,000 Tang casualties including Fuang-Qu (foot injury) and Qi-Ging (killed). All operations ceased but the fortress in Honan fell to a passive siege. Taocao's second army: 5000 engineers, 25,000 Wu-chi kung-fu knights, 35,000 militia swordsmen, got more things accomplished. Tangchou then Tsainan plus Shangtung were occupied. The fortresses in Tangchou and Tsainan were handily stormed. The Tang armies complained that the Xi Xia horde had more fun. Fuang-Qu's eldest son, Gawa, was murdered. A slice of 'monterey jack' was left by the pillow. Ningsia was allowed to degraded to non-paying tributary. Other prefectures were jealous and wanted not to pay taxes either.
THE SERENE PALACE OF THE GREATER WHEEL
Cho, Bodhisattva of Chan Mahayana
The Buddha wanted to be more serene and stoic so he cut himself off from the violent world.
THE XI XIA HORDE (Cherkassy, Tavoc, Tangut, Jark,)
Jehum, Khagan of the Steppe Peoples
The Xi Xia crossed the Tang frontier but left the screaming, panicked farmers alone (They should suffer for their fear). The great stampeding horde had made some arrangement with the Tang to loot and plunder the Liang. This mayhem they did well. Their take was almost as good if not better than the India adventure. By the end of 1065, all tribesmen and their six allies camped in Hwai getting free refills on their iced tea.
Mercs: 10mi, 10mw
DIPLOMACY: Kiangtung(nt), Lingnan(ea)
The Queen traveled to Chehsi but couldn't get any new concession from the autonomous prince. In 1064, a great big horde (many times larger than Foi's entire fighting force) passed through Kiangtung and Kiangsi. Only a new city, Die, kept Kiangtung from revolting outright. Kao was built for a newly hospitable Miao Ling.
THE KAMBUJADESA OF LOWAN
Jayavarman VI, Emperor of Khmer
Jayavarman sent thousands of subjects to reclaim the fields of Angkor. The ten year project that was planned would restore Khemer to its previous intensive rice production level. A loan was negotiated to improve the irrigation in Surin. Neutral Kwa became cultivated (And it just sits there...).
THE COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE OF SRIVIJAYA
Sri Suryanarayana II, CEO of Srivijaya, Inc.
Rauta was given the A-OK stick one more time. If he failed again, well, he might not survive the canning. This time Rauta would avoid a direct confrontation at the Cliffs of Doom. He landed down the coast in Okora with 17,500 infantry, 2500 cavalry, 5000 mercs on board 32 warships, 17 transports and 10 privateers. The Okorans were well led but their boomerang throwers were exposed. So Okora was pacified by the end of 1062. Having secured a beachhead, the Corporate Body marched to Yampi where 7500 boomerang defenders were entrenched. But the greater numbers blew the naked men away. Srivijayan guards occupied the homeland. A small treasure bag was found. Victory was sweet but Rauta died from koala fever.
DIPLOMACY: Katooma(f), Paramata(f), Warrego(ea), Yaraka(f)
A whole lot of diplomacy got done. Potoosana gave up the ghost.
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
DIPLOMACY: Te Awampu(t), Vanutu(n), Fiji(n), Tongo(hs)
The northern islands were hestitant to join a kingdom so far to the south. Te Awampu was treated well though. Well enough to begin tribute payment. There was bad blood in Tonga between Ramarama and the priestkings. Old Rutene explored the Australian passage once more and died upon his return to Waikato.
THE YAMPI BAND
Yikandee couldn't stop the Srivijyan conquest of Okora and finally lost Yampi itself. The chief ran to Mulga with his family. When Yikandee died in 1065, Dowikoo made Mulga his capital city. Kupang, Bali and Broome are all isolated.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mi
THE KINGDOM OF BURMA
Akalsei, King of Burma
Akalsei retrieved his lost sunglasses and a garrison in Yunnan.
THE CHOLA MANDALAM
His Magnificence, Chola Rajadhira, Maharaja of Bharat
The army pulled from the frontier. Looking at green dyed beards was too much for them. Kollam grew to 8 Gpv. Polonarva became 5 Gpv. Pepper prices dropped.
THE RAJPUT KINGDOM OF GWALIOR
Ranga Sujaimul, Rajput Raja
There was some unrest in Kamarupa. Sujaimul guarded Vatsa.
THE HIDDEN KINGDOM OF PUNJAB (KASHMIR)
Jangikarna, Hidden King of Lahore
Ramachandahni and his force of 26,000 spearmen marched to Sind and pushed the Qarmatian Muslims around a bit until they were pacified. The call for a military conversion to Hindu led to a second more serious rebellion which caused the effort to fail. Buyid observers reported that 11,500 Kashmiri bit the dust.
In 1064, 104,000 Blue nomads crashed through Yarkhand, raiding, and then entered Kashmir itself. Because Kukarsa and his 12,500 knights, 50,000 infantry, 5000 sappers and 10 field forts were present, the raid was aborted. The Kokohul, frustrated, attacked. The Kashmir home force couldn't handle the pressure; their troops were thrice decimated in the first clash. 31,500 men were left (The core of the Kashmiri force) to face 72,500 roaring hordesmen. The Kashmiri fought like wild animals but the Blue Horde was even nastier. In the end, the homeland was forfeit. Kukarsa and his family were slain as they tried to escape. The remainder: Chitor, Himachal, Jats, Jhelum, Multan, Pathan, Punjab, Sukkur, Somanatha, Sursuti and isolated Yarkhand rallied around Ramchandahni who founded a new dyansty at Lahore. Ramchandahni then died of old age and passed on the kingdom to his son, Jangikarna.
The oriental trade mission had already left Mansura and haded to Tanga-Pemba (along the East African coast). 25 Yemen ships blockaded Mansura until the summer of 1065.
THE BLUE HORDE: Kökohul
The Kökohul headed to the Tarim Basin from where they conducted an attack against Kashmir. After raiding Yarkhand, they fought the Kashmir home force. It was a bloody battle and 60,000 from the initial force of 104,000 survived (The Tara tribe was wiped out). Having done that, Kashmir and Khiragu were colonized. In the following struggle, another 2000 men were pulled off their horses into their graves. Khiragu lost 1 Gpv. Kashmir itself is now mostly Asia-Pagan.
THE SAMANID EMIRAT OF BUKHARA
Ibrahim, Emir of Bukhara
Ahmad gathered an amazing force of 10,000 cavalry and 8000 infantry so they could take on the dreaded Uzbek. 7000 Uzbeki showed up and were plastered. Ahmad was too brave in the fray. He was shish-kebobed in the head by a flaming spear. He left no children. Ibrahim may be the last of the Samandis unless he could knock up a wife fast.
A fortress was built in Uzbek soon after its conquest. Shazam wasn't able to convince the hostile infidels of Pamir to become friendly to Muslims overnight (or even in five years).
Arran snuck around and cleaned some knives.
THE EMIRAT OF SAMOLAH
The Samoleh troops had their way against the Buyids. Jurji and 42,000 mounted warriors attacked Jibal, besieged Hamadan (losing 5000) and then colonized Jibal the region while leaving the city pacified. Jurji's force attacked (which must be done before looting) Luristan and- looted the region. After raiding Khuzestan, they entered Fars. The 36,000 men could not regional genocide the place unless the city of Shiraz was captured and Far was pacified. So the troops went back home. Kumis went cultivated in the meantime.
BUYID EMIRAT OF SHIRAZ
Beshir bin Sa'id al Buya
DIPLOMACY: not when they're being pacified
The Emir had not a good time. He and Badri went to Sind to see if there was still any love left there. There might have been some but not for the Kashmir invasion. Beshir found himself talking to himself (or to Badri, who was not a good listener). Theere was another invasion closer to home. The Samoleh attacked and colonized Jibal. They also plundered Luristan and Khuzestan. The rascals even entered Fars, but Achmed Bakilaid guarded Shiraz's 50 foot walls with 5000 siegemen and 7500 infantry. At least Jahrom was rebuilt to 1 Gpv. Chemical weapons might work wonders against the enemies of the Buyids.
Mercs: 20mc, 20mi
THE ABBASID CALIPHAT (Dar al Islam)
Al Kawa'id, Kalifat Rasul Allah, Commander of the Faithful
The Black Horde behaved (sort of) so the Caliph Mutawakkil took care of some things he had been putting off. The Kurds were dealt with in a firm fashion. These mountain tribes gave in to the bold threats and sent some tribute. Jabbar an Nazir took over the Kut as Amra garrison. Al Hahzad grew to 3 Gpv. Mutawakkil died in 1065 and gave Sayid it all in the will. Sayid became Al Kawa'id.
THE GHUZZ TURKS
Sarib, Khan of the Ghuzz
The Ghuzz got sunburn blisters for tanning in Al Hasa for such a long time. No lotions were readily available.
THE BLACK HORDE (Karakhanids)
Qarbu, Khan of Kara-Khan, Yabghu of the Western Horde
Qarbu, his 91,000 cavalry plus 21,000 Ilhand rode across Arabia and thence into Petra where they were not opposed by Karimid troops. They could have been stopped the 1062 raid into Misr, but they didn't. In 1063, the Black Horde crossed the Nile. In the shadow of the Pyramids, fought 20,000 Khairid mameluke horsemen. The Khairids lost. Egypt was looted. Al Iksandr was sacked. The Black Horde raided Faiyum and Thebes and they took their loot into the Quada plains. The Khatun, Kasab, retired for her son did a great job commanding the horde.
THE KARIMID SULTANATE OF ALEPPO
Uthman ibn Sirdar, Sultan of Aleppo
The young Karimid prince was too preoccupied with illness to respond to any horde raids. Misr didn't rebel though. Mohammad succumbed to his malady in 1065. His younger brother, Uthman was elevated. Paphlagonia threw off all vestiges of its Christian past.
THE ZAIDI EMIRAT of DANAKIL
Ar Rakdad, Guardian of the Mandab Straits
DIPLOMACY: Aksum(f), Madina(a)
Al A'ma took a fleet of 25 galleys to the Sind coast to support a Hindu invasion of fellow Shi'a Muslims. The action didn't make the blind admiral very popular at home. Ar Rakdad recalled him and the ships in time for the Love Lagoon Festival. The young Emir married into an Aksum family.
THE KHAIRID EMIRAT OF EGYPT
Ibn Mohammad Al Khair, Emir of Egypt
DIPLOMACY: no effect
Plans to expand Al Iksandr was dashed when some 112,000 horse-archers attacked Egypt and defeated the entire Khairid army. Al Iksandr was sacked. Egypt was looted. Faiyum and Thebes were raided. Ibn Mohammad escaped to Ad Diffah.
THE MUSENGEZI OF GAMO-GOFA
Benben got more children to throw around.
Ortimala stayed at the extreme north and vacationed.
THE ZAMBEZI CONFEDERATION
DIPLOMACY: Mapungubwe(f), Tswana(f)
For the sake of diplomatic improvement, the city of Zuk was underwritten by the Zambezi chieftess for Tswana. La III adopted Waziri as her heir.
Time wasn't ready for the change.
THE IBO KINGDOM OF THE BINI NATION
Acoli, Bini Queen
Osagyefo's eldest son, Makurdi, was called to beocme a princely leader. But he got ill in his 22nd year and died. Igbo became cultivated.
THE KINGDOM OF SONGHAY
DIPLOMACY: no effect
A small loan was taken out to improve the economy.
THE KINGDOM OF OUAGADOU
Dayoro, King of Bure
Boffa expanded to 2 Gpv. Yodelmo became the late Yodelmo in 1065.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mw
THE IDRISID EMIRAT
Yoho the Barber, King of the Ids, Emir of Almaghreb and Alandalus
Yoho enjoyed the antics of his pet fool, 'Bung', until he discovered his grape juice caskets were running low. Bung escaped as soon as the word got out. A massive clownhunt was underway. Bung easily eluded the police for he kept collapsing in dizzyness underneath stairs, carts, strawbeds and piles of fruits. Tan Tan grew to 2 Gpv. Idjil transformed to the cultivated terrain. Oujda's new port town was called Bogarta.
AL AGHLABID EMIRAT AS SIQILLI
The Algarve got their city, Fareh, whiched serves ships in the Sea of Portugal. Hamas' sell job there was made easy.
THE KRITIC EXARCHATE OF GREECE
Nicephorus, Exarch of Crete, Basileus of the Greeks
Efforts to blackmail the Peloponnese blew up in Nicephorus' face. The founding of Corinth along Peloponnse's Ionian shore smoothed things out a little.
THE PECHNEG KHAGANATE OF LEVEDIA
Ighao, Khagan of Levedia
The Levedians were grateful that the hordes weren't around any more. The Crimeans became loyal subjects.
THE MAGYARORSZAGH KINGDOM OF HUNGARY
Gaspar III, King of Hungary
DIPLOMACY: Thuringia(t), Hostein(t, but it rebelled), Kingdom of Denmark(a), Swabia(fa)
Gaspar trusted his general Zapolya to lead the troops to Germany to fight the Aachen Pope's enemies. Some 48,000 knights rodes to Franconia and met the martial pontiff Purity II with his 10,000 ditchdiggers and 20,000 Papal guards. Purity gave the Magyars some chests of gold. In 1062, they attacked Thuringia and liberated the region. In the following years Saxony was pacified and Holstein's heathens were freed from bondage. The Pope didn't have time to deal with unbelievers. It was the heretics that head to be smote. Truan Hawkcall, Ian Fourrod and 47,000 infantry and 11,000 cavalry were caught napping. Purity spearheaded the attack crushing much of the Jyllig force. The Jylligs struck back taking out all the Papal guards and some of the pioneers. But the first round was a stalemate - except that Ian Fourrod defected to Purity's side. The next round went better, despite all the heavy casualties. Truan Hawkcall was captured. What was left of the Jyllig army was routed. After Alborg fell to a siege, Fourrod rounded up the Jyllig navy and set himself up as an allied king controlling Jutland and Zealand. Satisfied with this new arrangement, Zapolya and Purity II withdrew to Thuringia with 34,000 Maygar knights. All the Papal troops had been lost. Distance from Gaspar's final location, impelled the untruthful Holsteiners to revolt.
THE KINGDOM OF POLAND
DIPLOMACY: Bialoweza(t), Sandomir(t), Sorbia(t)
Bodin died in 1065. Trade with the outside world began.
THE KONINGDOM OF GARDARIKE
Rurik, Kynaz of the Ves
The Gardarike's latest city was created in Kalinin and was known as Kagyazin. The Swedes diplomacized Götland to neutral.
THE JYLLIG KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
The Jyllig were thumped and no one bailed them out. Now the Sword of the Mother was lost. Truan Hawkcall remained a prisoner in General Zapolya's train while the traitor Ian Fourrod paid homage to a distant Hungarian King.
THE NORDLING KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
DIPLOMACY: Götland(n), Trondheim
Troops were demobilized for the foundation of Halmstad, Halland's cold water port. Eugen was stuck on the god-forsaken island of Götland when he got the news that his dad died. Furthermore, he's now the only king of Sweden.
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
An agreement was made and so the matriarchy passed control of Lancaster and Northumbria to Wessex. Efforts to build an monastery in Wessex didn't succeed. Svealand would have had an abbey if the evil Purity II and his Hun pals didn't sack the monastery in Jutland. Highlands became cultivated, despite all those rocks.
THE SAXON KINGDOM OF WESSEX
Arric, Anglo-Saxon King
Arric married an Irish lass from Connaught to get those fellows in Galway convinced that's he a good guy.
THE GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Purity III, Bishop of Aachen, Holy Father of Christendom
Purity II's plan was simple. If the schmatics continue to refuse to recant their foolishness, they will be destroyed. With the help of Magyars, he and his holy army crushed the Jylligs and took them out. As Pope Purity marched to Aachen thinking of ways to torture a confession from Truan Hawkcall, he got a heart attack. To honor Purity II and the success of his war against the Bheathaamrois and their followers, the new pastor called himself Purity III. The navy of 50 ships patrolled in the North Sea but came home for lack of anything useful to do.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Caesar Vigilius, Rex Latinorum, Dominum Lagobardium, Imperator Romanorum Occidentalis
The city of Venice was renamed Aquileia and was expanded to 4 Gpv. Marcus II mysteriously disappeared in 1062. There was some unrest in the country while Sextus Titus Longius tried to keep things cool. In 1064, Marcus' son Vigilius became the Emperor. Malta seized their chance and became independent.
THE KINGDOM OF BURGUNDY
Nicolas, Rex Burgundus
This time, there was no border skirmish. The Cianodh mother began to influcne the neutral clergy of the kingdom. Tristan II became history due to a seizeure.
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM OF CASTILLE
Rastanmadura guarded Armagnac for the rest of his life.
THE KANSA ILLINI
DIPLOMACY: Illinois(nt), Sangamon(ea)
Expanding Titishona to 2 Gpv got Sauk friendly. A safe pathway was successfully negotiated from Sauk to Michigamea.
THE ETOWAH TEMPLE SECT
Apopka grew to 4 Gpv. Etowah expanded up to 3 Gpv. Ciboney meddling caused Lucayo to go friendly to the sect.
THE SECT OF EMERALD MOUND
There was no need to wiggle.
THE CARIB CIBONEY
Sikolla II, Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis
DIPLOMACY: Lucayo(f to Etowah?!)
With little effort, the Ciboney society structure changed from clan to feudal. Yes, the region of Taino (West Cuba) has a port fortress next to the Florida Strait. Etowah leader spat oaths at Chisdain for his trick in Lucayo.
The Rocky Mountains
THE BELLA COOLA KWAKIUTL
Bella Coola was rebuilt in Kwakiutl.
THE MIWOK CONFEDERATION
Circle of Trees died when he became 39. His son required a guardian to tell him what to do.
THE MOGOLLON CRYPT KEEPERS
Rattle Asp At Fire Wrangle Gully With A Train Of Quails
There were great feasts in Chiricaua to celebrate Mogollon greatness. The Chiricaua people chafed under and groaned over all this hoopla. Willow Grove grew to 2 Gpv.
DIPLOMACY: no effect
Cactus Point rescued the four tribes and 5500 archers from an Oaxacan uprising. He took these people to Cuyutec. Oaxaca is neutral, FYI.
THE MAYA KINGDOM OF TIKAL
Ital Uchwa moved his troops from harm's way and died in Tikal. His brother Itla Capul awaits his chance to crack the Huichol. Achi is cultivated.
Cord de Los Andes
THE WOODLANDS OF TUPI
Sa'anzinyta, Fair King of the Tupi
DIPLOMACY: Guarani(t), Heta(f), Guayaki(f)
Piruushova shoved off this mortal coil.
THE HAWK EMPIRE OF MOCHE
Emperor-in-Jade, Juichen IV, Hawk King of Chanchan
Lord General, Kurshetl, Warlord of Moche
The Cuna story ended when the swamp was colonized to (1/10) by brave South Amerinds. Uru got many new squash gardens. Juichen IV replaced Juichen III as the ceremonial emperor. He married Kurshetl's youngest daughter Galilly.
THE MAPU CHE NATION
Llidhowa, Atama and Aqal's untimely deaths to an epidemic of yaws ended the old family's control of Mapuche. A new dynasty arose in Gona.
This Turn's Awards
Lord: Bobby Gurley (Wessex)
Vagabond: Steve Hogie (former Jyllig Sweden)
Sly Dog: Mike Overstreet (Tikal)
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