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Wiganlun, Overlord of Hai Ochostk, Protector of the Iceman, Harvester of Cute, Furry Animals
Both Wulamak and Lady Mahana perished. Wulamak's eldest son, Wiganlun, was crowned at the young age of 8. Sakhalin and the Kurils came back, both apologized for their larkness.
THE TUNGUS KINGDOM OF PO-HAI
Mau Sing, King of Parhae
The trade fleet returned to Sunchua-No with Indian goods for sale. It was a profitable adventure.
THE HOU LIANG ZHONGDI
Lei Qui called for one last mass conscription for 'old times sake' in the city of Kaifeng. 45,000 brave young boys were armed. Lei Qui was then slaughtered by a Foi operative (The basket on his head had a 'Made in Canton' tag). There was a palace coup after that. Niang-Ai crushed the rebellion of Tsua Kang-Zun. Niang-Ai installed Lei Qui's son to be the Ping Di. The marshal would defend Kaifeng's immense wall fortifications. The Tang Emperor Jong Zong was armed with 5000 ballistae and battering rams and fireball bolts with 7000 infantry and 50,000 cavalry to cut off escape routes. The siege lasted for the better part of a year. In the late summer, another Tang army (500 catapults, 25,000 noble cavalry, 25,000 infantry) led by Tao Cao arrived with sores on their feet. Tao Cao was a clever general and a foot doctor (Y'know Dr. Tao's boots). He found a better way to batter Kaifeng without much injury (The headstrong Emperor Fuang-Qu could have waited for Tao Cao to arrive). Kaifeng fell in March 1067. Niang-Ai and Ping Di were caught and slain. The Hou Liang Empire became a historical curiosity. They could have replaced Tang 160 years ago. Tang armies occupied Honan, Anhui, Kiangsu, Hupei and Liangche. Chekiang, Hwai and Koguryo became independent.
THE DA TANG EMPIRE
Fuang-Qu "Jong Zong", 29th Tang Ruler, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
Fuang-Qu captured Kaifeng by siege and toppled the Upstart Liang Empire. 65,000 cavalry, 4000 ballista/catapults and 22,000 ground troops survived the experience. The Emperor and Tao Cao split the armies and pacified Anhui and Kiangsu without much problem. Yangchou surrendered before they endured a siege. Houtao and 750 machines and 20,000 troops occuied Hupei and Liangche and stormed the fortresses in each suffering only small cuts.
Cash was passed to the (somewhat) tributary Kingdom of Burma, the Viceroyals of Foy and the Wheel Palace. The Xi Xias left the country without a bye or leave. They took the Hupei, Anhui, Houma and Pei Huang road to Ordos.
THE SERENE PALACE OF THE GREATER WHEEL
Cho, Bodhisattva of Chan Mahayana
Cho kept the monasteries an aestetic retreat from the violent world.
Mercs: 10mi, 10mw
Foi Biaxiu, Queen of the South
DIPLOMACY: Chehsi(fa), Lingnan(fa), Kiangtung(t)
She took her 2500 sappers, 3000 cavalry and 5000 infantry to Hwai where a Liang garrison of 5500 and 16,000 infantry had come under the a local warlord's command. Biaxiu was hopelessly outnumbered and escaped with 2500 cavalry. The Hwai garrison lost 4000 men. A port city was established in Chehsi by Queen Biaxiu.
THE KAMBUJADESA OF LOWAN
Jayavarman VI, Emperor of Khmer
DIPLOMACY: no effect
Heavy duty rice plants were planted in the new intensely cultivated paddies of Khemer. Govatsa took some ships to Kwa but was distracted much of the time with an obligation he could not fulfill. He was unable to find the laborers to drag the boats to the Nicobar Sea.
THE COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE OF SRIVIJAYA
Sri Suryanarayana II, CEO of Srivijaya, Inc.
Noriwang took the troops from Okora and installed pro-Enterprise flunkies to control the place. He passed the command plaque to Achetan. He used the troops to occupy Timor and its city Kupang. Noriwang spent the next few years getting funny diseases in Bengkulu.
Colacool, Master of the Great Dividing Range
Colacool found a way into Tibuburra's heart. It seems that he has united everything to his song.
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
The last elements of the army were disbanded. Lacking a devout society, there was a marked increase in crime. Ramarama lacks the miltiary might to protect his citizens from the riff raff now. Tonga stuck barely.
THE YAMPI BAND
Dowikoo, Band Leader of the Yampi Folk
The Band Leader let Bali, Broome and Timor go. No new attacks from the bad guys.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mi
THE KINGDOM OF BURMA
Akalsei, King of Burma
DIPLOMACY: no effect
Akalsei could not bear to see the Rajputs rebounding so well. He gathered his great army and reinforced it with a mass conscription and mercenaries. These smudgepots would be destroyed forever. 12,000 cavalry, 103,500 infantry, 3000 siege and 10,000 condotteiri attacked and conquered Tirhut in 1067. The Vatsans were too preoccupied to react; the Burmese moved on to Jaunpur, occupying the land. Kuru was exacted tribute in 1068. Later that year and all of next, Akalsei occupied Vatsa, stormed Gwalior and trashed the ministery buildings. Kanpur was sacked and burned. Vatsa was scorched earth (so that it became a wilderness). While the king and troops were enjoying their vacation, the Rajput army reclaimed Tirhut by dispersing the garrison there. The enemy moved to Maghada and attacked. While the 25,500 Vatsan were trying to colonize the place, the Burmese force minus some garrisons left behind and minimal losses came to the rescue of Maghada. The battle was vicious but all Rajput soldiers and the seven tribes were destroyed. Maghada was saved. So far away Akalsei was that there was bad communication with the far east cities like Taili, Gejiu and Mawlamyine.
THE COLA MANDALAM
His Magnificence, Cola Rajadhira, Maharaja of Bharat
Prince Aditya gathered all the scattered garrisons. Rajadhira let the Rajputs dangle in the wind. Three cities grew: Kollam to 9 gold, Banavasi to 2 and Polonarva to 6.
THE RAJPUT KINGDOM OF GWALIOR
Ranga Sujaimul, Rajput Raja
DIPLOMACY: K. Of Bihar(nt, caused a war)
Sujaimul and his troops went to Bihar and demanded better relations. The Bihari balked, suspended their annual tributes and ask Sujaimul to take charm lessons. Sujaimul's troops attacked them and pacified Bihar and colonized two Hindu tribes there. As that happened the Burmese invaded. Sujaimul had to drive a Burmese garrison from Tirhut and then attacked Maghada. The Burmese came back and crushed Sujaimul's army. Sujaimul escaped back to the smoking ruins of Kanpur. The Burmese had stolen Kuru and Jaunpur. Tirhut rebelled. Kamarupa was already hostile. The Rapjut are left with Bihar and Vatsa.
THE HIDDEN KINGDOM OF PUNJAB
Jangikarna, Hidden King of Lahore
To deal with the Blue Horde, Jangikarna drafted many children to be siegemen or infantry. Sind was made a pacified tributary so that its heavy garrison could be utilized. Sind soon rebelled, though it took awhile.
THE KÖKOKUL KHANATE OF KHIRAGU
Jawziki, Khan of Khiragu
An assassin failed to off Jawziki. There were no plans for the moment for the horde.
THE SAMANID EMIRAT OF BUKHARA
Ahmad III, Emir of Bukhara
DIPLOMACY: no effect
Old Ibrahim figured that Uzbek would be all right without a garrison. He picked it up and watched as Uzbek rebelled. Cool. Khwarzim and Bogazgol became isolated again. Trade with Gardarike and Levedia was cut off. Those Tang caravans better be good. Ibrahim died in 1070. The palace elders found a distant branch of the family to inherit the whole place. This new Emir was Ahmad ibn Nasir. The Khuttal prince noted also that the Pamir people wouldn't improve their alliance unless they were converted to Islam. Shazam disappeared.
Ab'ul Sharif, Governor of the Roughlands
The Arran was safe where they were at.
THE EMIRAT OF SAMOLAH
Jurji, Emir es Samolah
Jurji's golden tent was knocked over. In the confusion a scimitar stab the Emir in the neck only inches from death. It would take years for a full recovery. He could do nothing while 25,000 Buyids entered Hamadan city to take it away.
BUYID EMIRAT OF SHIRAZ
Beshir bin Sa'id al Buya, Emir of Emirs, Pasha of Shiraz
DIPLOMACY: no need
The Emir of Emir took his Zagros troops to Luristan to meet up with the Caliph's army and the Ghuzz Turks. They remained encamped for over a year then dispersed. Beshir moved on to Jibal and liberated Hamadan. He defended Hamadan theresince.
THE XI XIA HORDE (Cherkassy, Tavoc, Tangut, Jark,)
Jehum the Globetrotter, Khagan of the Steppe Peoples
DIPLOMACY: Jurchids(f), Ghirmak folk(a), Ghazi Turks(a), Zorzad tribe(a)
The BIG horde had to find their way through the Tang Empire on their own. The host of 340,500 cavalry made extra deep hoof marks along the way to demonstrate the lack of respect they got ("I think I'll play for the Houston Rockets!"). The Cherkassy ventured to the Turkish steppe, picking up small tribes there.
Mercs: 20mc, 20mi
THE ABBASID CALIPHAT (Dar al Islam)
Al Kawa'id, Kalifat Rasul Allah, Commander of the Faithful
DIPLOMACY: Ad Dahna(t)
The Caliph was obliged to defend a Shi'ite heretic against a fellow Sunnite (who were a bunch of filthy Turks). He took 30,000 cavalry plus 10,000 hired horsemen to Luristan and enjoyed the company of 21,500 Ghuzz and 25,000 Buyid infantry. The Samoleh weren't active this time. All went home in 1068.
THE GHUZZ TURKS
Abd Jamal as Sumna, Nizam of the Ghuzz
The Ghuzz stayed in Luristan until Sarib died. The horde was taken over by SE (Someone Else) in 1070. The Buyids gave 10,000 gold dinars to the new Nizam.
THE KARIMID SULTANATE OF ALEPPO
Uthman ibn Sirdar, Sultan of Aleppo
The Aleppo braced for the Black Horde's return. Ankara grew to 4 Gpv.
THE ZAIDI EMIRAT of DANAKIL
Ar Rakdad, Guardian of the Mandab Straits
There was a concerted effort to convert Shoa.
THE KHAIRID EMIRAT OF EGYPT
Ibn Mohammad Al Khair, Emir of Egypt
The Khairids were fortunate not to get attacked this time. Al Iksandr was restored to 1 Gpv. Sicilians wandered up and down the Nile tyring to cause rebellion. Ibn Mohammad had them exiled.
THE BLACK HORDE (Karakhanids)
Qarbu, Khan of Kara-Khan, Yabghu of the Western Horde
The Black Host stayed in Quada to enjoy the execessive heat and strange game.
THE MUSENGEZI OF GAMO-GOFA
Seven wasn't enough. King Benben had more children.
Gumo and Tanga-Pemba expanded. Ortimala finally got the message and came back home.
THE ZAMBEZI CONFEDERATION
All the leaders went back to the capital. Young Chanu went out to Mahabo to fight the ten foot tall lemurs.
Ingoum the Python, Ba King
Mukenko grew to 2 Gpv. Ingoum took the Bakongo nation over when the uninspired Agaroumba passed away.
THE IBO KINGDOM OF THE BINI NATION
Acoli, Bini Queen
Osagyefo became the top marshal of the entire Bini military. Trouble was expected from the Black Doks. Osagyefo's son Oregniu sired a male child in 1070. Oyo became cultivated.
THE DIA KINGDOM OF SONGHAY
SombaNako, Dia Lord
All of the leaders died from a sudden outbreak of 'royal fever'. Awangii's children fought over the Ivory Throne. Nako bonked Shuda on the head with a tusk. Shuda was later tied to the back of a gnu and was chased out of town.
THE KINGDOM OF OUAGADOU
Dayoro, King of Bure
DIPLOMACY: no effect
Dayoro checked up on Senegal. Senegal couldn't improve its status without a city. He went to Dakar which he wanted to be the capital instead of Bambuk. Boure became cultivated, like a message of appeal.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mw
THE IDRISID EMIRAT
Yoho the Barber, King of the Ids, Emir of Almaghreb and Alandalus
"To all the Peoples of The Book with literacy sufficiant to comprehend
"We have distanced ourselves from the troubles in Europe, for they are
much akin to the squabble between Shi'i and Sunni. Verily, we advised
our Castillian neighbors to refrain from attacking their Burgundian
neighbors. What wrong had the Burgundians ever done to any of their
neighbors? None. It can be viewed as Just that their enemies have been
scattered before them as the chaff before the wind.
"But a time for these territorial squabbles and internicene rifts is at an
end. In years past, we have encountered "agents" of foreign origin at
work within our sphere. We have kept these discoveries, and some fine
sucesses, as quiet as possible. They were almost always reputed to be
agents of the German Papacy. Recently, however, the successful smashing
of a secret satrap uncovered startling evidence of PAGAN influences!
Bronzed figurines of fat men, golden calves, wooden tokens carved in
the shapes of ottor, wolf, horse and rat. These are signs of Asiatic
influence...infiltration into our sphere by others than the People of the
"Were the previous reports of Papist infiltrations masks of deceit? Or
does the Pope in Aachen have truk with Pagan Idolitors? Is the strongest
protection of European Faith in the hands of a Deceiver? Or was it these
Pagans all along who were masking their fiendish misdeeds with Papist
traspings, to make the Pope APPEAR to be involved in Iberian intrigues?
Undecided. We have requested that the Caliph appoint a Commission, or
an Independant Islamic Religious Primacy be established to ferret out
the truth, and call for all hostilities in Europe to end, for the two
"Catholic" religions to call a truce, and let us stamp out this seed of
evil before is flashes beyond our control.
"God is Great"
-Yoho, Emir of Id, Berber of Seville, Protector of the Faithful, Rif
of the Shiftas, and all-around nice guy
And to guard against such nastybad influences, the army was pumped up. An eye was kept peeled towards the Sahara in case the rumored Black Tugs arrived. Hedgerows were planted around many cities. Bung accidently dropped a match in one of those glass bottles he carried and caused a horrific blast.
AL AGHLABID EMIRAT AS SIQILLI
Hosni, Amir al Balerum
DIPLOMACY: no effect
The Emir schemed to break from the Abbasid Caliph of Baghdad and install a puppet Caliph of his own in Palermo. The Khairid didn't go along with it so the plot was dashed.
THE KRITIC EXARCHATE OF GREECE
Nicephorus, Exarch of Crete, Basileus of the Greeks
Ephesus and Pelles grew each to 2 Gpv. Ephesus lost its walls.
THE PECHNEG KHAGANATE OF LEVEDIA
Ighao, Khagan of Levedia
Crimea gained a new city when Hurand was built by the Western Black Sea. In 1070, 377,500 Cherkassy arrived in Urkel causing that region to rebel. The rest of the Pechnegs quaked in fear.
THE MAGYARORSZAGH KINGDOM OF HUNGARY
Gaspar III, King of Hungary
DIPLOMACY: Carinthia(t), Illyria(nt, it rebels)
Gaspar moved his capital to Bohemia. In the mountain, Zapolyo smashed heathen Holstein with too many knights. The fringes of the vast kingdom broke away. Ian Fourrod and his Kingdom of Denmark asserted their independence in 1070. Wallachia and Ludgorie rebelled in the south. The Hungarian crown allowed a Papal city to be built in Franconia.
THE KINGDOM OF POLAND
Nasto went to bed again. His oldest son died.
THE KONINGDOM OF GARDARIKE
Rurik, Kynaz of the Ves
DIPLOMACY: no effect
Vasil let the captured Muscovities run away. He shooed thew Nordlig king from Götland. A port city (Baltic) was built in Estonia (Tallinn).
THE OSTIG KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
IN the name of Truan Hawkcall, martyred the hands of the Aachen Epop, Visker Roadsilter seized control of Stockholm and much of its government. The pro-Scots control Jamtland, Svealand, Uppland, Halland, Gautland and Skane. Some of the army left Svealand to join Eugen in Agder. Truan's son Kristan survived and was invited by Visker to become the Ostig King. Kristen married the much older but still fair Gwynnyraur from Scotland.
THE NORDLING KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
Frightened by the destruction of the Jylligs by the Magyars, Eugen called for a switch of alliegence from the Matriachy of Cianodh to the Aachen Papacy. Eugen had not prepared well. The Matriarchy had worked hard to increase their influence in Sweden. A civil war erupted when Visker Roadsilter led a pro-Cianodh rebellion at Stockholm. Eugen couldn't return home. He collected his family and arrived in Agder, center of a pro-Aachen land brought together thanks to the allied Jarl of Trondheim. The Nordligs control Agder, Hordaland, Opland, Norway and Trondheim.
THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK
Ian Fourrod was hated and reviled by just about everyone. He didn't care about that, all he wants a good pheasant dinner each week. The Danes have Jutland and Zealand. Their capital was Alborg.
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
Because Ian Fourrod was already married, Gwynnyraur the White was spurned. He wouldn't even go for the affair idea. She stayed in Svealand and obtained the affections of Kristen, son of the heroic Truan Hawkcall. They married in 1068. A monastery was consecrated in Wessex. The Wessex responded by sending alms.
THE SAXON KINGDOM OF WESSEX
Arric, Anglo-Saxon King
The Connaught were feasted well by Arric. The old advisor Withan died in 1070. He was 110.
THE GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Purity III, Bishop of Aachen, Holy Father of Christendom
Early in 1066, Truan Hawkcall was executed for heresy and witchcraft (Always nail them for witchcraft). Aix la Chapelle grew to 6 Gpv. A city was built on Franconia's Rhein bank, Wiesbaden. Purity founded an abbey in Thuringia. Latium now has a monastery.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Caesar Vigilius, Rex Latinorum, Dominum Lagobardium, Imperator Romanorum Occidentalis
Aquileia grew to 5 Gpv while Vigilius watched. The legions of Liguria, Savoy and Lombardy were heavily fortified. Malta was reclaimed by peaceful means.
THE KINGDOM OF BURGUNDY
Erich II, Rex Burgundus
The Burgundians rebuilt Basel and Lyon, then Nicolas died. There were some rebellions as a result. Aquitaine, Brabant, Holland and Vermandois have become neutral. A five year Erich II was the new king.
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM OF CASTILLE
Isidore pulled back behind the Pyrannies and awaited the (inevitable) invasion from the Epop's Demonic Puppies. Those psychopathic tyrants out there did not harm the civilized land of Spain.
THE NORTH ILLINI NATIONS
DIPLOMACY: Illiniois(ea, later K'a's homeland), Kickapoo(nt, it revolted but was pacified)
The Illini were kind the inhabitants of the old homeland of Illinois. So they didn't mutiny when Kilwa died. Nightbird also passed away. Nightbird's son Firestone wasn't too popular. K'a led a rebellion from Illinois which swept the entire country. Firestone was forced to run. He made Kansa and Osage revolt. Sangamon and Kickapoo also elected to go independent. Of these, Kickapoo was brutally pacified by the large army left there by Nightbird. K'a controls all the rest. Titishona grew to 3 Gpv.
THE ETOWAH TEMPLE SECT
Solamtirle wanted to help out the Illini in their latest turmoil but didn't know how. Everyone else converted Creek back to the traditional ways.
THE SECT OF EMERALD MOUND
People began to behave differently to each other.
THE CARIB CIBONEY
Pagamo, Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis
DIPLOMACY: Cumangoto(nt, rebels)
Tisinach only got bigger (4 Gpv), Chisdain went to the southshores and traded fishbones. Sikolla II was killed by La Chupacabre and there was dynastic strife. The brothers Idoaw and Pagamo fought over the Great Headdress. Pagamo won out because he was better at gatorwrestling. Idoaw died. His children were exiled. Akawaio and Cumangoto revolted.
The Rocky Mountains
THE BELLA COOLA KWAKIUTL
Lingi may never get things done.
THE MIWOK CONFEDERATION
Songwood grew tall and strong, ready to lead the Miwok on their new national quest. Patwin became intensively cultivated.
THE MOGOLLON CRYPT KEEPERS
Rattle Asp At Fire Wrangle Gully With A Train Of Quails
Willowgrove became 3 Gpv, catching up with the other cities.
All armies moved to defend Irapuato. Tecoco suddenly rebelled in 1066. Cuyetec already had a city. Something is sucking the blood from all the dogs.
THE MAYA KINGDOM OF TIKAL
The process of peace seem to work better than warfare. The army swelled anyhow to fight those tree beasts that attack children. Patuca Bank, Misqito became 4 gold cities. Tikal has expanded to 7 Gpv.
Cord de Los Andes
THE WOODLANDS OF TUPI
Sa'anzinyta, Fair Queen of the Tupi
The lithe Queen went to the edge of the Kingdom to enchant the Patasho.
THE HAWK EMPIRE OF MOCHE
Emperor-in-Jade, Juichen IV, Hawk King of Chanchan
Lord General, Arenallo, Warlord of Moche
Kurshetl died in 1070. Arenallo was the new strongman. Elohim went to 2 Gpv.
THE MAPU CHE NATION
Sex. But Birdworm had none.
This Turn's Awards
Lord: Greg Fisher (Cherkassy)
Vagabond: Patrick O'Neal (ex-Liang)
Sly Dog: Iane Everclear (Bheathaamorois)
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