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Wiganlun, Overlord of Hai Ochostk
The Ice Men left gifts of bunny pelts and socks to the inhabitants of Tanlok.
THE TUNGUS KINGDOM OF PO-HAI
Sin Sing, King of Parhae
Wusuli became cultivated.
THE DA TANG EMPIRE
Terwi, "Gi Zong", 31st Tang Ruler, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
The first steps of economic reform within the Tang Empire began with the privatization of internal trade. San Fong Shan (3), Wuling (4), Qanchen (4), Anding (2), Wiangxou (3) and Yongan (3) became larger cities. The Liang War was forgotten about in many places. Money was sent to Punjab and the Wheel Temple. Someone tried to kill Prime Minister Xhao Cao in Shensi.
THE SERENE PALACE OF THE GREATER WHEEL
Cho, Bodhisattva of Chan Mahayana
The main priests set to work investigating why temples weren't being built at Shensi, Liangche, Shentung and Tsainan. Dia and Mong got in some trouble and their bodies were never, ever found.
THE CIPSAC HORDE FEDERATION
Dökjoin the Ghirmak, Khan of Cipsac
DIPLOMACY: Kojak Horde(aw, they died)
The Federation left Afghanistan and got free passage to leave Samanid territory. By 1093, they got involved in a fight with the Kojak. The Kojak were destroyed and the 42,500 Cipsac were reduced in numbers again. They hunted the tall grass of Frunze and Karluk and then rode into the Altai forests. They got caught there in the winter of 1095 and they may have to disband, lacking enough provinces for everyone.
THE XI XIA HORDE (Cherkassy, Tavoc, Tangut, Jark)
Layaidu, Khagan of the Steppe Peoples
DIPLOMACY: Balikh Tribe(a), The Ilhand(a)
Thanks in part to the inactivity of the Black Horde, the Cherkassy had a free roam over the steppes. Two of the Turkestan hordes joined the Tangut. They moved on to Karakorum, larger than before.
Mercs: 10mi, 10mw
Foi Biaxiu, Queen of the South
The Queen came home to expand her army.
THE KHMER EMPIRE
Rudravarman, Emperor of Khmer
Rudravarman and his navy did some swordfish angling out in the Penunjuk Wan. They brought in lots of squid and shellfish. Lord Kanishka hunted for snipe with the troops in Hmong. At Sarawak, the port of Mukah was constructed. Some city names were changed: Thai became Bangkok and Thanhpo Thuamy became known as Vinh. Other cities grew: Vijaya to 4 gold, Angkor popped tgo 7, Bharmali is now 5, Lowan upped to 4 Gpv. Rudravarman named his brother Harshavarman to be his heir. This upset Rudravarman's wife who just gave him a male son. The wife left the palace with the son and let her estranged husband know that he'll not see her again unless the child becomes the heir. On the other hand, Harshavarman does not want his older brother to change his mind.
THE COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE OF SRIVIJAYA
Sri Suryanarayana III, CEO of Srivijaya, Inc.
DIPLOMACY: Sunda(ne), Kedah(ne)
Lord Avish hired mercenary warships to be used exploring the open ocean route to Sri Lanka. On the way, with Cola approval, the port of Pholay was built facing the Gulf of Mannar. Latoy braved the uninhabited jungles of Tengeh and Barat. There were rumors of cannibals, but he didn't meet any. The Johor ally got a bigger cargo navy and army by taking control of the Yampi garrison. Yampi was evacuated and left to return to the Yamps. The old king Suryanarayana II died. His grandson who just came of age was also called Suryanarayana.
Niteram, Master of the Great Dividing Range
At Taree was the newest port city built: Mowaljarlai.
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: Tonga(a), Tuvalu(nt)
Tanoovasoo explored the Monsoon Drift to the Coral Sea. He then found a cantina at Maui Ata Ea and drank lemon beer until he passed out.
THE YAMPI BAND
Dowikoo, Band Leader of the Yampi Folk
The Yampi got their homeland back. Then the Srivijayans sent a trade fleet.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mi
THE KINGDOM OF BURMA
Malachar, King of Burma
The main force captured some venison in the hills of Manipur. The Kachin allies didn't find anything in their back yard.
THE CHOLA MANDALAM
His Magnificence, Chola Gunamudita II, Maharaja of Bharat
Dhahunara in his final years in his young life called for the expansion of eight cities (To 2 Gpv: Manyakheta, Tripuri, Kalanjara; to 3: Banivasi; to 5: Konorak, Kalyani; to 6: Pandua; to 7: Polonarva.). He left Lord Jantayuga at Orissa and everyone else went home. In 1095, the Maharaja got the Wuhan flue and died. Jifa, his governor, had trouble keeping order at the capital. He overthrew the coup attempt of Savongga. At Konorak, Lord Jantayuga declared for himself and split the Mandalam into two.
Cola got: Andhra, Bihar, Dravidia, Gangas, Kerala, Konkan, Lata, Madurai, Malabar, Pawar, Seylan, Sri Lanka and Vengi. Tirhut became independent.
THE KINGDOM OF THE JANTAYUGA
Jantayuga Keshava, King of Konorak
Jantayuga has half the government and the navy of old Cola. They own: Bihar, Chela, Dahala, Jihjhoti, Kakatiya, Kalinga, Maghada, Nadavaria and Orissa.
THE HIDDEN KINGDOM OF PUNJAB
Jangikarna, Hidden King of Lahore
DIPLOMACY: Kuru(a), Jaunpur(ne)
Thanesar was rebuilt. The Khwarzm and the Chinese sent money which was then sent off to the Nubians. Mitask and some troops guarded Jatas from the Kökohul in Sind.
Mercs: 20mc, 10mi, 5ms
THE SAMANID EMIRAT OF BUKHARA
Sinjar, Emir of Bukhara
Since there was peace breaking out, trade started with what was left of the Buyids. Ahmad III waited for the Cipsac to pass by. When they did, Sadu with the army attacked and pacified Seistan and Dasht Margo. In 1092, Ahmad III was dying. Sinjar realized he could not go on his secret mission and abandon the kingdom. So he stayed at Jowzjanan's castle. No one was allowed to visit him. Two new cities were built: Ad Darvaz around the fortress and Alma Ata at Ferghana.
Sabim Abm Bela'ad, Governor of the Roughlands
Ashaft, Momar and Hosman tried to foment a religious rebellion in Urmia but the Shi'a minority was only 10% and too new to effectively fight the vast Christian majority. All three ran out before they could be captured. All the Moslems in Urmia were massacred. Kumis was colonized to (0/5)SH.
THE KÖKOKUL EMIRAT OF SAMOLAH
Someone tried to kill Ibn Kalar but he was protected by a vest of hickory wood. He demobilized his entire army (though about 15,000 of them deserted) and then announced his retirement. Sind became an independent region.
BUYID EMIRAT OF SHIRAZ
Ma'sud (II) ibn Ibrahim al Buya, Emir of Emirs, Pasha of Shiraz
DIPLOMACY: Yezd(ea), Laristan(f)
The wandering tribes of refugees were given new homes at Jahrom and Yazd. Sahib Mahmud and 15,000 infantry went to Sind and bribed about 5000 of the Kökohul deserters to join the Buyids. The deserters did not want to be a part of Ibn Kalar's mad plan. Emir Ibrahim died in his sleep in 1095. His son Ma'sud easily became the next ruler.
Mercs: 20mc, 20mi
THE ABBASID CALIPHAT (Dar al Islam)
Al Kawa'id, Kalifat Rasul Allah, Commander of the Faithful
Achmed at Talit with 10,000 infantry were joined by 20,000 Ghuzz and attacked the Pontus and after catologing their homes, began a regional genocide. A desperate rebellion killed 10,500 and cancelled this act of atrocity. The Ghuzz (who were the survivors) moved back to Armenia. Lazica, upset over the true intentions of the Caliphate towards Christians, told the embassary Nimrud that they won't send any more tribute to the butcher Caliph.
THE GHUZZ TURKS
Al Aqshairu ibn Al-Jamal as Sumna, Nizam of the Ghuzz
The Ghuzz's latest adventure was a bust. The Arabs didn't bring enough soldiers to Pontus to complete a successful genocide. The tribe rested at Armenia.
THE KARIMID SULTANATE OF ALEPPO
Uthman ibn Sirdar, Sultan of Aleppo
DIPLOMACY: Palmyra(ea), Faiyum(t)
Uthman with about 65,000 infantry, 2500 mercs and 10 galleys (along the coast) marched south from Antioch through Sinai and Misr to occupy Coptic Iksandr, the enclave city in Egypt. Meanwhile, Falchid whom had evaded a sinister murder plot and 24,000 cavalry exacted tribute from Ghebal Gharib. It was subsequently discovered that this desert was pro-Zaidi. With 21,000 horse left, he protected the south from Yemeni attack. In 1093, 10,000 cavalry and 10,000 infantry, 1000 sappers and 16,500 mercenaries (the Zaidi had paid more to get the troops they wanted) crossed the pass between Harrat al Uwayrid and Jabal Dabbagh to attack Petra. Along with the native force, Falchid utterly routed the invaders. But while Falchid was distracted, a Yemeni naval force assaulted the first ring of fortifications of Kalismal. The Yemeni battle chief was killed in the push and the marines and navy went home.
THE BLACK HORDE (Karakhanids)
Qaputeg, Khan of Kara-Khan, Yabghu of the Western Horde
The Karakhanids idled in Khirgiz and let the other hordes assimilate all the nearby tribes. Qaputeg probably owed Layaidu a favor.
THE ZAIDI EMIRAT of DANAKIL
Ar Rakdad, Guardian of the Mandab Straits
The Yemeni used their money to hire every mercenary they could find. Prince Suleiman then marched the army north by way of Hijaz to attack the Karimids. The evil Karimid marshal Falchid was a thorn to Rakdad's plans. His reaction force defeated the Zaidi at Petra; leadership being the decisive factor in battle. The survivors escaped back home. The navy assault of the fortress city of Kalisma resulted in Uthman Abas' death.
THE A'IR NOMADS
150,500 nomad cavalry and they're boring. They're in Kerkoure doing nothing.
THE MUSENGEZI OF GAMO-GOFA
The General picked up troops and marched into the far north where Nubia rules. The General was exposed to Coptic Christianity there. Soon after wards, the King Momballa-da declared his country then to be Coptic Chrisitan. Ankolye, Kefa and Kikuyu rebelled. The rest became Coptic. Trade was lost with Bakongo, Yemen and Nubia. A port city was built in Buganda called Balla-Da around the fotress.
King Sandor and his assistant threw parties for the Kabwe. Young Ptah wore out his wife with all the children born.
THE ZAMBEZI CONFEDERATION
Alitga, King of Zimbabwe
Chavambtu, Protector the Confederation
Matopos was colonized to (2/5)AF. Chavambtu peacefully surrendered this office to Alitga.
Ingoum the Python, Ba King
The Python and four river barges raided Giri and Bandundu. Kongo became cultivated. A Zambezi leader showed up to share some technical tricks.
THE IBO KINGDOM OF THE BINI NATION
Acoli, Bini Queen
DIPLOMACY: Garoua(f), Sokoro(nt)
Inside Garoua, the town of Boama became prominent. Acoli outlived even her grandson, Oregniu. Oregniu's son Nzekwu was the newest heir. The A'ir didn't attack.
THE DIA KINGDOM OF SONGHAY
Somba Nako, Dia Lord
The Songhay were paralyzed in fear against the threat of the A'ir nomads. The A'ir didn't attack.
THE KINGDOM OF OUAGADOU
Tekbartovl, King of Bure, The Ghana
Because the Oaagadou buitl Fabo in Khalem, the Khalem agreed to pay a little tribute. The A'ir didn't attack.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mw
THE IDRISID EMIRAT
Yehi the Great, King of the Ids, Emir of Almaghreb and Alandalus
Yehi had two more daughters (seven now) and no boys. Maybe he lacks that X chromosome. The Duke felt left out. Kasenej grew to 2 Gpv. Mahidia elevated to the 4th level. The A'ir didn't attack.
AL AGHLABID EMIRAT AS SIQILLI
Sina, Amir al Balerum
DIPLOMACY: Ghebal Gharib(ne)
Halli went to Ghebal Gharib but found that he had no chance to get the region, for the Gharib were not as neutral as everyone thought they were. Faroud passed away and Sina became Emir without fuss. The A'ir could not invade.
THE PECHNEG KHAGANATE OF LEVEDIA
Yikma, Khagan of Levedia
The Levedians revelled with the lack of tresspassing hordes. The effects of famine allieved some.
THE GREAT PRINCIPALITY OF SUZDAL
Ghorbeam, King of Suzdal
DIPLOMACY: Smolensk(ne), Starodub(ne)
An understanding between the Suzdal and Kur was come to. The Suzdal was to inherit all the former Gardarike lands. The Kur would defend the two against the Cherkassy and then migrate to Poland. The Cherkassy weren't hostile now; they left in a hurry. The 220,000 cavalry departed by way of Muscovy, Suzdal and Kama Bulgar to enter the endless steppe. In order to honor this agreement, the entire army (which was built with a mass conscription) was given to the Kur. Many villagers were unhappy with this arrangement and productivity fell, causing a depression. When word of their deaths came, everyone got real sad.
THE LETTIC KINGDOM OF KUR
The Kur got antsy because the Cherkassy was so near. They called for a mass conscription and on top of that overtaxed. Chernigov, Daugava, Lyubbech and Polotsk rebelled straight off. Olgerd stuck to the plan. He let Ustaff get the troops while the Kur migrated from Courland. The People of Courland and Mazelkial picked up their belongings to leave. Courland became an uninhabited wilderness and was later called Livonia. Ustaff, getting back to the main story, wasn't loyal. He desposed Olgerd and killed off his body guard. Ustaff with 10,500 cavalry, 79,000 infantry and 2500 sappers added 22,500 Suzdal infantry at Smolensk then marched back through Lyubbech, Cherven and Bialoweza. Bialoweza's 1500 infantry garrison was taken and Bialoweza was made free. They great army impressed the Polish regions (Kuyavia, Sorbia and Lausatia) with their mighty parade. Their force would be enough, Ustaff thought to destroy the Magyars. First Thuriniga would be attack to made tributary. The 103,000 spear men and archers, 10,500 cavalry and 2500 sappers faced 69,000 Magyar knights, 5000 mercenary swordsmen and 8000 Thuringian militiamen. Since the Magyar King was a far better leader than Ustaff -and- because of all those cavalry, even with more Lettic troops, the Magyars completely and utterly demolished the entire Kur army in the battle and subsequent rout. Ustaff was slain in the battle and with nothing left all the remaining lands of the Kur (Bialoweza, Cherven, Kiev, Lithuania, Smolensk, Starodub, Kuyavia, Sorbia and Lausatia) became neutral.
Mercs: 10mi, 10w
THE OSTIG KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
Kristen Truanson, Fire in the North, Sword of the True Church
The Swedes were quite domestic.
THE MAGYARORSZAGH KINGDOM OF HUNGARY
Emeric the Slaggart, King of Hungary
DIPLOMACY: Moravia(nt), Ludgorie(nt), Meissen(nt)
Emeric trained new cavalry at Prague. He fuly expected to deal with that big bad horde but what happened was not expected. The heathen barbarians of Gardarike, having been vanquished by the Cherkassy, split into several tribes. One of these the Letts with over 100,000 warriors migrated to Hungary. Emeric was about to do something else when this secondary horde invaded. The Maygars were ready and scored a great victory. So great a victory this was that the Kur ceased to be. Still with 69,000 knights, Emeric resumed his plan but with added vigor and confidence. He rode the vicotrs through Moravia to slave raid Sandomir, Kuyavia and Sorbia.
THE KINGDOM OF DENMARK
The Danes hired a few new troops to guard the fir trees.
THE HOLY KINGDOM OF BHEATHAAMROIS
Magna Mater Morgause Rapturous, Sister of Mary, Protector of the Innocent, Blessed of the Divine Light of Christ, Beloved of God in All His Glory
Sisters Grainne and Dochtire were sent forth on boats to help the good Wessex fight the nasty resurgance of the Aachen Papacy. But the Michaelites were too much for the English armies to subdue. Their Burgundians cur-dogs isolated the Franceland cathedral. Holy Mother Meardioch died in 1095 after a lifetime of standing up for what was right. She was 78. Her daughter, properly educated, took her place. More books were translated into Scots Gaelic and the language was taught at churches everywhere. Fools who misquote the Word of God in public were scourged.
THE SAXON KINGDOM OF WESSEX
Caedred II, Anglo-Saxon King
Benton awaited for Welson and Bleys to gather up the scattered garrisons. When they and the Church sisters all arrived early in 1092, they shuttled their army across the English Channel to the marshes of Brabant. Bleys kept the 18 cargo ships and 28 church boats while Benton roll called the new infantry, many of them teenage boys. The Ponthieu feudal lord who promised to help vacillated when the Burgundian army (and their Epop allies, some 50,000 men) crossed through their homeland, and then declared his independence. This same army also exacted tribute from Flanders and Normandy. Ile de France was isolated as a consequence.
In the summer of 1093, the 46,500 fighting men plus 1500 Scottish pioneers attacked Lorraine. There were 9000 Epop infantry, 10,000 unholy horsemen, 5000 freelance goons, 21 evil towers plus 34,000 geeky Bugundian infantry and 10,000 dumb Arelat siege-boys. Of these, 14,500 defenders deserted their posts, fearing - well, who knows what Burgundians fear, heights?-water? insects?-fanged chipmunks?-they just ran away. At that point, Benton disappeared. Since Bleys was out fishing with the navy, there was no English commander around, so the Wessex troops' morale plummeted. The Church matron, Grainne, did the best she could but came up short. Those towers really hurt the cause of the good. It was a total rout. Only the 1500 Scottish spades survived the debaclé and they were even lucky to get to the ships. The flotilla returned to Wessex to endure a hostile home population. King Caedred's approval rating dropped and some would-be revolutionaries suggested an end to the monarchy. Perhaps a good multi-turn plan can save the Saxon king's prestige.
THE GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Michael V, Bishop of Aix-La-Chapelle, Pope of the Catholic Church
The wall points for Aix La Chapelle and Wolfenstein were fully restored. Lots of field forts were built in Lorraine. There were two assassination attempts against Pope Michael's life. None got through the force field (3 guards on duty, 2 dobermen and a flock of sparrows). Bishop Kraft raised new infantry from Burgundian stock then worked with the Burgundian king (the unmanly Heinric) and deprived Wessex control of Flanders, Ponthieu and Normandy. Also the Michaeline Papacy took the Ponthieu abbey from the Schismatics. In 1093, the Wessex attacked. Their plan had some merit but they did not account for those field forts. Their loss was another great victory for the Aachen Papacy. The Burgundians took most of the damage and were left with 20,000 troops.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Caesar Vigilius, Rex Latinorum, Dominum Lagobardium, Imperator Romanorum Occidentalis
The Romans defended. Their Alpine frontier had even more fortifications due to the continuing Cherkassy threat. General Vopiscus did some excavations near Rome and found something very, very important and interesting and holy. With all those bountiful harvests, the minister of agriculture announced to all pro-Papal Christians that he's got pasta for sale. Aquileia grew to 6 Gpv. An imperial road connected Aquileia to Pavia. The A'ir didn't attack.
THE KINGDOM OF BURGUNDY
Heinric Clense, Rex Burgundus
Heinric and Biship Kraft and their armies crossed through Vermandois, Brabant, Flanders, Ponthieu and Normandy. Of these, Flanders and Normandy had to be attacked into paying protection. Ponthieu, who harbored resentment against the Wessex crown, became independent. At Normandy, the armies received word that the Wessex were attacking. The army reacted in time to do battle in Lorraine. Many people at home complained that the king's devotion to the Pope was dangerous. Rumors of Castillian raid were not true.
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM OF CASTILLE
Isidore II, King of the Western Goths, Sovreign of Español
The Castillians raised a strong force of cavalry to guard Languedoc. They were jittery there, not expecting much and missed a golden opportunity.
THE ILLINI NATIONS
Rielivi of Noquet
DIPLOMACY: Potawatomi(f), Muskegon(ne), Fox(fa)
Kavacha, Potawatomi's port was formed. It was a hit.
THE ETOWAH TEMPLE SECT
Along the swampy coast of Catawba, Secotan was built. Okawaha became cultivated. Suwanee grew to 3 Gpv afterwards.
THE SECT OF EMERALD MOUND
Catosurli, Son of the Sun
Jade grew to 3 Gpv. Jentisawa and his braves hunted Tonkawa and got brought fresh meat home for dinner.
THE CARIB CIBONEY
Sikolla III, Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis
DIPLOMACY: Cuyuni(c), Arua(c), Camopi(fa)
Lesti had to visit those backwood folks who long ago elected to stay behind. Chief Sikolla had lots of children.
The Rocky Mountains
THE BELLA COOLA KWAKIUTL
There's nothing to say, next.
THE MIWOK CONFEDERATION
Songwood, Chief of Chiefs, Sultan of Surf
There was something going on, I think.
THE MOGOLLON CRYPT KEEPERS
Snake-Shaker Sound-Sister Sand South Soul
Willowgrove and Windfall got linked by a new royal road. Then cities expanded: Windfall=5 Gpv, Vitlal=2 Gpv. Fast moving, flying rods could be seen in the sky going in any direction, appearing and disappearing for those who had quick vision.
A port fortress was built in Cuyutec just in time to be useful when 124,000 soldiers of various clans and 10,000 mole clan sappers attacked the coastal region. The fortress was assailed and captured just like that. The invaders turned their attention to Huichol itself. The regent, Eleven-Jaguar, had 25,500 mountain fighters. All died. Boy king Chatoyetau was caught and was thrown off the mountain as a human sacrifice to the Mayan war god. Huichol's history came to an end. Itaputato became a pile of rubble and ruins.
THE MAYA KINGDOM OF TIKAL
Having waitied a couple generations, Prince Capul Ix and Atoan completed the work of the great warcrafter, Zax Itla. The Maya army occupied Cuyutec and trashed Huichol. They came home with only 1500 troops lost and some loot. Capul Ix got to be king after the death of papa Itla. Nahuatl became cultivated.
Cord de Los Andes
THE WOODLANDS OF TUPI
Bishtiri', Fair King of the Tupi
DIPLOMACY: Guarani(a), Jurucu(fa), Itacare(a)
The Queen died. Her son was the new master.
THE HAWK EMPIRE OF MOCHE
Emperor-in-Jade, Juichen IV, Hawk King of Chanchan
Lord General, Arenallo, Warlord of Moche
The cities of Pieca(Cuna, by the Gulf of Venezuela) and Junpe (Kuelap) were built. Guayami cultivated. Astoc went tarpan hunting in Mashco, Amahuaca and Huanco.
THE MAPU CHE
Sardin, Chief Queen of the Mapu
It was a cold day down in the deep south fjords. The A'ir didn't attack.
This Turn's Awards
Lord: Scott Hagan (Tang)
Vagabond: Ken McGee (ex-Kur)
Sly Dog: Steve Chenevey (Buyid)
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