Capital Command Control Radius: This will radiate from your capital city your nation has an infrastructure of 2 or more. If your king is outside the CCR, the capital will be overthrown. Any Centralist Monarchy may choose to radiate CCR from the king if they so choose.
Chancellors: All Imperial governments must have a chancellor present in the capital city some time during the turn to ensure smooth government. Any imperial government without a chancellor may suffer an increase chance of dynastic unrest.
2.10.3 Adjustment: Project Support: The PWB component of the Project Support has been changed. It is now
Support = (PWB/((Imperial Size + Size Divisor)*10))2
Fax Messages: If you have written something for the fax, just eMail it to me.
New Trade Route Code: Land Trade Caravan (ltc): If you have any region along the Silk Road, you can trade with non-contigious nations also on the Silk Road with ltc.
Wiganlun, Overlord of Hai Ochostk, Protector of the Iceman, Harvester of Cute, Furry Animals
Ice Man Prime walked into the homeland and kidnapped one of the Annam leaders in 1072.
THE TUNGUS KINGDOM OF PO-HAI
Mau Sing, King of Parhae
The army was expanded. Everyone else had a good time, except Fred who had these nightmares of the Horned Red Oxen.
THE DA TANG EMPIRE
Fuang-Qu "Jong Zong", 29th Tang Ruler, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
Excerpt from the Secret History of the Second Tang Empire:
"Thus with the reintegration of the Eastern Middle Kingdom, the Tang Empire foresaw the coming of the great age of prosperity. Tales spread far and wide that in the Tang Empire, the streets were truly paved with gold."
-Xou-Ti of Hagan, 1340
Fuang-Qu was concerned about his son, Zhao-Bo, so he had the poor lad married. Just before the ceremony the heir and a bunch of male friends got blasted at the 'Goose and Hsiung-Nu'. Zhao-Bo got very sick after drinking mucho Ny-Ka-Py drink, Sake, Kumiss and especially Jägermeisters in coconut shells. Of course, the pink pool tables didn't help any. In Lanchou, Bing was made into a city. Then a postal road appeared from Changan to Bing to Chengdu. Chekiang felt the pressure and signed on before the black beetles ate them.
THE SERENE PALACE OF THE GREATER WHEEL
Cho, Bodhisattva of Chan Mahayana
An abbey was mortared in Kiangsu but elsewhere things weren't so cheery. The effort to raise new temples in Tsainan, Hopei, Chilhi, Shentung, Fucheng and Chekiang suffered from incompetant builders, theft, sabotage and just plain bad weather. The Honan abbey was destroyed in a suspicious fire. Monasteries were founded in Hunan and Szechwan. The Tang sent alms. Anyone who became a monk in China no longer were tired to any town or city but could move freely. Knowledge was easily gained.
Mercs: 10mi, 10mw
Foi Biaxiu, Queen of the South
DIPLOMACY: Lingnan(t), Hwai(n)
Bad feelings were patched up in Hwai by Zhin Xing but that same lieutenant caused Lingnan to degrade to tributary. In Hengshan, Yonnan was established in a clearing in the woods.
THE KAMBUJADESA OF LOWAN
Rudravarman, Emperor of Khmer
Jayavarman VI who ruled the Empire for his entire adult life passed away in 1075. His eldest son Rudravarman was tapped to become the new chief. Kwa finally saw the light as did Preikuk (now cultivated). Angkor grew to 4 Gpv. The government's failure to pay off an outstanding loan caused a scandal in the court and a depression.
THE COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE OF SRIVIJAYA
Sri Suryanarayana II, CEO of Srivijaya, Inc.
DIPLOMACY: Sunda(a), Perak(a)
General Achetan didn't have the troops to enfore a military conversion of Timor. He gave it up and went back home. Sunda had a city built atop a mountain called Bandung.
Colacool, Master of the Great Dividing Range
Toowomba's Reef Sea port that was just built was dubbed Mootwingee after a famous kookaburra bird that stole the magic opal from the crocidile. A polynesian boat ported in Artapudapuda.
LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD
Matamua,Tuma Whakarae o Maori, Kaitiaki Rorea Aotearoa, Kawana o Aumoana Runga, Ariki Tamaroa Kei raro Taki o Autahi
DIPLOMACY: Fiji(nt), Te Awampu(a)
It was a long reign that was coming to an end. Ramarama died in 1075 at the age of 78. A police force was hired to stop the gangsters. The new king Matamua married in Te Awampu and brought the bride home to Aotearoa's Coral Palace. Pononga made enemies raiding Bora Bora, Tekutea and Samoa in 1072. A few years later, he crossed the Great Barrior Reef and lost 6 of his 7 ships. Injured by a storm he had to recuperate at a strange harbor along the sandy coast of Awkira.
THE YAMPI BAND
Dowikoo, Band Leader of the Yampi Folk
Criminal reveled due to a lack of police force.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mi
THE KINGDOM OF BURMA
Balurin, King of Burma
Akalsei's Ganges expedition had incurred the wrath of the Cola Mandalam who considered the Vangas to be a client state. Akalsei gathered up 90,000 infantry, 12,000 cavalry and 3000 sappers and awaited outside Tamralipti to confront those bullies. Late in 1071, they did arrive. Like Akalsei, their king Rajadhira rode on an elephant. Rajadhira's mount was decked in greedy jewels. Behind the flaunting tyrant rode 116,500 Mandalam cavalry arrayed in blue, gold and red columns. 26,500 archers and 10,000 engineers followed them. Early in battle, Akalsei feel deathly ill causing much confusion in the key early moves of battle. The cause of the injury was a poison thumbtack on the ground which was overlooked by the guards. The Cola took advantage of the confusion and crushed the brave Burmese in a three way charge manuever (two behind flanks, one forward). The battle was a decisive loss and a disaster. Akalsei lost his life and his army was destroyed. The Mandalams occupied Nadavaria and then crushed Maghada in the name of the Rajputs. They later killed off the garrison in Jaunpur. Tirhut, isolated, rebelled.
Panic in the west was met by cool in the capital. The chancellor, Avos, arranged for an elaborate funeral for the heroic, tragic Akalsei. Balurin, his 10 year old son, was then installed as king in 1072. The Kamarupans chased Geran out of their land in 1073.
THE COLA MANDALAM
His Magnificence, Cola Rajadhira, Maharaja of Bharat
Rajadhira gained much prestige in India by driving the Burmese from the Ganges. He made up for his ancestors' lack of support when Vehlakerat fell by ripping through the Pagan military in Nadavaria. He occupied Nadavaria for himself. The Ranga got Maghada back, but Cola troops had to pacify it. The great force stayed in Bihar for awhile. In 1074, they made a crossing to Jaunpur to rout the Burmese garrison there. Needless to say, trade with Burma was turned off.
THE RAJPUT KINGDOM OF GWALIOR
Ranga Bhoja (III), Rajput Raja
The Ranga whined about their misfortune and cowered in their Gwalior castle. Sujaimul died in 1075. Kuru, Tirhut and Jaunpur sent small, glittery gifts to the new king.
THE HIDDEN KINGDOM OF PUNJAB
Jangikarna, Hidden King of Lahore
"It is with a disturbed soul that I publish my thoughts concerning the recent actions in Hindu lands as of late. I have been kept up late at night worrying about the fate of fellow Hindus in Rajput lands. Although our relationship with our Rajput brothers have been cool at best, I am troubled at the extent of Budhist incursion into Hindu lands; my personal gurus are troubled as well.
Speaking of gurus, the need for the Hindu primacy has never been greater, and I again urge my Rajput brothers to forsake their arms and travel a more enlightened road. I would hope our Cholan brothers would support a move to mutually strengthen our position in the world, by strengthening our religious impact; not to mention the fact that all those nasty and destructive secretive groups might be silenced.
And finally, it is with a belief and a faith firmer than that of the ancient Hebrews at Jericho, that I proclaim that the rightful kingdom of Kashmir will be obtained from the clutches of the northern pagans, and that said pagans will cease to be. This I shout from the highest peaks of my kingdom with a voice that will carry it to the furthest valley."
-Jangikama (King of Punjab and Ruler of the Indus)
The Rajah restored a safe land route to Somanatha to shut the complaining carpet traders up. Tarim quietly stopped payment on the checks they had sent. The new king of Khiragu, Chiro, has asked for Punjab protection.
THE SAMANID EMIRAT OF BUKHARA
Ahmad III, Emir of Bukhara
A loan was taken out and much money was sent to Arran and some went to Samoleh. The Kökohul trampled through the country while Uzbek was restored to protectorate status. Shazam went to Khuttal.
ARRAN EMIRAT (Razarid House)
Katal ar Razar, Governor of the Roughlands
Prince Bashad and generals Katal ar Razar and Jimballa campaign in the south to assist Samoleh's effort to destroy the apostate Buyids. When Ab'ul Sharif began to die, the survivors of the war came back to Tabaristan just in time to see the divots fly. Both Jimballah and Bashad caught the Gulf War Syndrome and perish within days of each other (most the other soldiers complained of minor pains and weakness). With the death of Ab'ul Sharif, Katal ar Razar was the last leader left standing. There was no male heir apparent. Katal's son, Garif, married two of Ab'ul Sharif's daughters and Katal became the Rough Governor. Nothing rebelled.
THE EMIRAT OF SAMOLAH
Jurji, Emir es Samolah
Jurji called on a mass conscription and outfitted new horse units to fight for the destruction of the hated Buyids. Their assassins had failed to tag Jurji so the Host Emir was free to move. Sole control of Jibal was gained after a terrible siege. In the next few years, tribute was forced upon Yezd, Khuzestan and Laristan while their cities were sacked. Dasht Kavir was too far away from Jurji while he was in Khuzestan so it revolted.
BUYID EMIRAT OF SHIRAZ
Nasr bin Sa'id al Buya, Emir of Emirs, Pasha of Shiraz
The horde romp through Buyid territory destroyed yet another Buyid army but least the troops got their licks in. New Emir Nasr ruled a Buyid Emirat that was still (amazingly) in one piece. Refugees huddled at Isfahan and Shiraz. Abadan converted to Imami Shi'a. Hormuz became cultivated.
Mercs: 20mc, 20mi
THE ABBASID CALIPHAT (Dar al Islam)
Al Kawa'id, Kalifat Rasul Allah, Commander of the Faithful
DIPLOMACY: Qatar(nt), Kurdistan(ea)
The Caliph earned the hatred of Christians when he authorized the Ghuzz to help Nusrat as Sharif and Achmed al Fakir slaughter all the Rumas in Charsionon. The beer drinking culture there came to an end and Charsionon became a unpopulated deserted land. To the south, Al Hasa was recolonized with good, loyal Sunni Muslims back to (1/4).
THE GHUZZ TURKS
Abd Jamal as Sumna, Nizam of the Ghuzz
The 21,500 cavalry Ghuzz lost troops crossing the rugged mountains between Edessa and Charsionon. They helped the 15,000 or so Iraqis perpetuate another atrocity in Charsionon. Hands bloodied, the Ghuzz returned to Baghdad to await the next scheme.
THE KARIMID SULTANATE OF ALEPPO
Uthman ibn Sirdar, Sultan of Aleppo
Uthman expanded his army and called on the fresh troops to go help out his army in Misr. In total the force of 40,000 cavalry, 12,500 infantry were cazlled on battle early in 1072 when the Yemeni attempted a seabourne assault of Kalisma. Their 26 warships, 1500 siegemen, 15,000 infantry, 1500 cavalry plus 2000 Madina camelry and 1000 Asir hill tribesmen were well prepared against normal cities but not against the overwhelming numbers of Uthman's. After two days of bloody assult where the Yemeni made a good account of themselves, the Zaidi gave up and took their few survivors and paddled home. Victory didn't last one for the 28,000 surviving knights. Late in 1072, some 110,000 Karakhanid and Ilhand hordesmen ambled their way with free passage through Misr and Sinai. Their rude manner belied their ill intentions which became apparent in 1073 when the attacked and looted Palestine. Caught off guard, the Karimid horse army moved to protect Jerusalem in case the Black Horde braved an assault. The Black Horde went on to loot and plunder the regions of Jordan, Syria and Aleppo itself. Uthman could not stop them. He hadn't their numbers on the field. He could only protect his walled cities.
THE ZAIDI EMIRAT of DANAKIL
Ar Rakdad, Guardian of the Mandab Straits
Admiral Al A'ma returned with the Medina and Asir armies and the main army and navy of the Zaidi to break Kalisma. He couldn't do it so he returned in shame and died in 1074. Only 3000 cavalry, 1500 infantry and all 26 warships survived the assault. The Asir chief was bitter over the loss. The Zaidi contributed to the Nubians in gold. Maybe these backwards Copts would do better.
THE KHAIRID EMIRAT OF EGYPT
Crushed by Karakhanid and Nubian armies, the Egyptian Emirat became unviable. Barqa, Ad Diffah and Thebes have gone neutral. Egypt and Faiyum, of course, have been occupied by Coptic lawyers. The last Khairid Emir it was said was chopped up and fed to pigs by the Black Horde.
THE BLACK HORDE (Karakhanids)
Qarbu, Khan of Kara-Khan, Yabghu of the Western Horde
The Black Horde after some years of inactivity stormed right back into the lists and made a furious run through the Nile Valley. They slew the poor people who hid from them the first time. On the way down river, both Iksandrat and Al Iksandr were sacked again. The Khairid treasure room was put in bags and the horde went galloping off into Sinai. The Karimids granted the Karakhanids free passage, a privilige soon revoked once Palestine was raped. The pillage path burned farms and towns in Jordan, Syria and rich Aleppo. Qarbu with his force of 91,000 Karakhanids and 19,000 Ilhandi taunted the Assyrian King to fight in a real battle. The Syrians didn't obviously - they would die if they did.
THE MUSENGEZI OF GAMO-GOFA
The King sent much ivory to the Nubian cause. They seemed like nice fellas. Rainfall was heavy. Many drums were soaked.
DIPLOMACY: Tongaa(nt), Lamu(f), Serengeti(nt)
Trade with the incense guys started. Ortimala made sure all the millet markers were standing upright.
THE ZAMBEZI CONFEDERATION
Rilambo, King of the Shona Villages
Akrango, Protector of Rozw
In Kariba, the newest city Zet was founded. La III died in 1075. The lieutenants refused to accept Waziri as their chief. Waziri was killed by Flying Rhino Horn. The lieutenants fell to fighting each other. Eventually Akrango took on the role of Protector of Waziri's son Rilambo.
Ingoum the Python, Ba King
Ingoum had no ideas of his own, but he's still young.
THE IBO KINGDOM OF THE BINI NATION
Acoli, Bini Queen
The Bini prospered some more. That tse-tse fly was good for something. Jos city was built for Zaria. Nupe got cultivated.
THE DIA KINGDOM OF SONGHAY
Somba Nako, Dia Lord
The Dia shivered in fear some more. Everyone was spared.
THE KINGDOM OF OUAGADOU
Dayoro, King of Bure
The Adwaghost made loud noises every night until they found out the Black Horde had gone the wrong direction.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mw
THE IDRISID EMIRAT
Yoho the Barber, King of the Ids, Emir of Almaghreb and Alandalus
Even Yoho was affected by this 'horde fever'. It was the rage in Africa. Extremadura became a cultivated wonderland.
AL AGHLABID EMIRAT AS SIQILLI
Hosni, Amir al Balerum
DIPLOMACY: Canary Islands(t)
Abu sailed to the Doggy Islands to see if they would like him. He offered large piles of quartz for those yellow birds. They took the bait and converted to Islam (Sunni).
THE CHERKASSY MEGA HORDE (Xi Xia, Tavoc, Tangut, Jark,)
Khorchin, Khagan of the Steppe Peoples, Master of All He Surveys
The 377,500 mass horde thundered across the territory of Levedia, trying hard not to be too distracting - but all fled them or froze in terror. They stampeded across the Russian steppe until mid 1072 when in Moldavia they split up. A smaller group of Tuvac, Ghirmac, Cipsac and Zorzad crossed the Transylvanian mountains and entered Alfold with Magyar good will - and sacked Budapest. The Hungarians now ran in terror and tired to move their government while Jehum and his main host (some 624,500 riders) advanced on Prague. He spoke these words just before entering:
"I have come as the instrument of your God's will to avenge the evils of the farthest east of my lands. Let all those who wish bow down and beg for forgiveness, for retribution is upon you."
So Prague was cleaned out and torn apart. The Cherkassy, Cuman, Ghazi, Wigai and Ghujin advanced west to Papal lands by way of Thuringia and Franconia. The smaller group made their way through Slovakia, Austria, Bavaria and Nordgau to go to Franconia. At the same time (July 1074) Munich am Rhein and Wiesbaden were assaulted and destroyed. Then to everyone's horror, the Cherkassy enslaved all the peasants of Hesse and the allies enslaved those who lived in Fraconia. In 1075, when these deeds were done, Jehum died. He had the whole world under his power. There was trouble after that. The lesser hordes of Tuvac, Ghirmak and Zorzad fell under the leadership of the Cipsac Khan, Suchaw, in Franconia. In the void of leadership in the main Cherkassy host, the Wigai defected and joined the Cipsacs. The Cuman, Ghazi and Ghujin were loyal to the eventual new leader of Xi Xia, Khorchin.
THE CIPSAC CONFEDERATION OF FUN HORDES
Suchaw, Khan of the Tires
Suchaw took a big gamble defying the Cherkassy Khagan. Then again, Khorchin was no Jehum.
THE PECHNEG KHAGANATE OF LEVEDIA
Ighao, Khagan of Levedia
The big ugly horde left a trail of destroyed grass from Urkel through Donets, Levedia, Atelkuzo and Özu and Moldavia. Other than that, things were OK.
THE MAGYARORSZAGH KINGDOM OF BOHEMIA
Jasper III, King of Hungary
DIPLOMACY: no effect
The Magyars had hoped to survive the coming of the Cherkassy without much harm like last time. No such luck as these boobs entered Alfold and Bohemia and sacked and plundered. Jasper and his army of cavalry ducked in Meissen to evade the onslaught. The damage had been done. The treasury was saved but the government collapsed. There were rebellions everywhere. Moravia, Austria, Carinthia and Thuringia became independent. Saxony and Holstein joined Denmark. The Slovenia count, Ivan, cut off from the main country founded the Kingdom of Great Carniola. The Magyars were left with Bohemia, Bavaria, Nordgau and Swabia.
THE KINGDOM OF GREAT CARNIOLA
From Slovenia and the port capital of Rijeka, the Carniolas own all this: Alfold, Bakony, Banat, Carpathia and Temesvar. Ivan died os Sebastian became the ruler.
THE KINGDOM OF POLAND
No change here.
THE KONINGDOM OF GARDARIKE
Rurik, Kynaz of the Ves
Caution was the key word.
THE OSTIG KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
Krsiten and 25,000 cavalry and 22,500 infantry reclaimed Norway in 1072 then attacked Agder. Eugen and 15,000 infantry defended it. Eugen's army was ground down. The Ostig won. Agder became cultivated.
THE NORDLING KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
So Hordaland, Opland and Trondheim became neutrals.
THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK
By sitting there, Denmark gained two more regions. A Scottish fleet landed in Jutland and evaded the navy. Everyone was confused.
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
Sister Evaine and princess Yvigraine took sail on 20 warships and 15 cargo ships with 50 catapults on board to meet the English at their meet up zone in Galway. They helped both in their invasion of Burgundy and the destruction of the Epop's navy.
THE SAXON KINGDOM OF WESSEX
Arric, Anglo-Saxon King
Arric called for a new offensive against the Lorraine Vater and his Burgundian puppets. A great mass conscription ensued so that a fleet could be built at Penzance. Prince Arstaed took command of this navy. These plus some troops congregated at Connaught along with Mom's navy and siege. The troops were later dumped on the safe shore of Normandy so they could conquer land. The 33 English and 20 Scottish warships plus 21 transports sailed around the English Channel to the North Sea then up the Rhine. Along Lorraine's river bank the 50 hated Papal battleboats were found, docked on a wharf. These were easily destroyed for the crews were at the dock taverns drunk. With the threat destroyed, Lorraine's port was blockaded.
Walter with 6000 land troops (all his ships could carry) plus 13,000 Connaught fighters and riders plus 50 Matriarchy catapults easily occupied Ile de France. Ponthieu had to be left pacified-tributary, lacking national troops. The expedition stopped in Brabant and had some lemonade. The Charks were late coming to Lorraine, but they weren't Christian so what did you expect?
THE GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Purity III, Bishop of Aachen, Holy Father of Christendom
Fear of the Heathen Horde distracted the Aachen Papacy from the Schism. The Schismatics used this opportunity to destroy the Nordligs, invade Burgundy and wipe out the fleet while it was helpless at port. Purity was in Thuringia building monasteries. No cardinal was available to do anything constructive beside that. The Cherks arrived to Hesse, sacked Munich am Rhein and then enslaved all who lived there. Aix la Chapelle grew to 7 Gpv.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Caesar Vigilius, Rex Latinorum, Dominum Lagobardium, Imperator Romanorum Occidentalis
The fortifying of the border intensified. All were in despair now that the false Christians were back by devil spawnriders. The capital moved to Aquileia.
THE KINGDOM OF BURGUNDY
Erich II, Rex Burgundus
The invasion of the north was ignored so that the regent Pauli could deal with the Visigoths. There were too many of them so Languedoc was pacified. With all ports taken, overseas income was cut in half.
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM OF CASTILLE
With 17,500 infantry and 10,500 cavalry, King Isidore pushed his advantage over Burgundy. They destroyed the Burgund army of 15,000 cavalry at Languedoc. In battle, Isidore was wounded but his much less competant assistant Sergio was able to complete the job.
THE NORTH ILLINI NATIONS
DIPLOMACY: Muskegon(t), Noquet(t)
The city in Miami was given a nice Native Amerind name: Namahi (instead of Pittston). Sangamon wasn't easy.
THE ETOWAH TEMPLE SECT
Solamtirle fell down dead. Ayenopas was a popular successor. Creek has almost fully shook off its foreign influences. Key Largo grew to 2 Gpv.
THE SECT OF EMERALD MOUND
Awansatca, Son of the Sun
It was all nuts and honey. Awansatca's feet never touched the ground anymore.
THE CARIB CIBONEY
Pagamo, Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis
Yed got most the garrisons to be quartered at Constant.
The Rocky Mountains
THE BELLA COOLA KWAKIUTL
The sound of surf waves crashing on the cliffs.
THE MIWOK CONFEDERATION
The din of wood spikes being pounded into the ground. Songwood's first wife was barren.
THE MOGOLLON CRYPT KEEPERS
Rattle Asp At Fire Wrangle Gully With A Train Of Quails
Irapuato grew to 2 Gpv size city.
THE MAYA KINGDOM OF TIKAL
DIPLOMACY: Tepuztec(fa), Oaxaca(t), Texcoco(nt)
Na Tok couldn't get Tepuztec to join. Tepuztec's chief died and thw place became feudal. Totonac cultivated, yeah.
Cord de Los Andes
THE WOODLANDS OF TUPI
Sa'anzinyta, Fair Queen of the Tupi
Nothing to be repeated here.
THE HAWK EMPIRE OF MOCHE
Emperor-in-Jade, Juichen IV, Hawk King of Chanchan
Lord General, Arenallo, Warlord of Moche
Llamas climbed the sacred mountain to invoke the spirit's holy ice.
THE MAPU CHE NATION
Birdworm began his binary fission.
This Turn's Awards
Lord: Kerry Harrsion (Ao Tea Roa)
Vagabond: Darin Blackburn (Burma)
Sly Dog: Darin Byrne (Cola)
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