Industrial Stage Zero: The Medieval Era
1120 Anno Domini
Next Turn's Orders is Due: Monday, June 23rd 1997
I'm Taking the Month of May Off: After working long hours everyday for months, I have decided to take May off to take care of some personal affairs. During this summer, I will slow down all my Lords games. Expect some changes to occur.
Road Income Formula: Just in case it wasn't published before. The Road Income formula is: (Road Count - 1)2 /3.
Warship Cargo Capacity! The Cargo capacity of Warships is 1/2. Not 1!!!
Cultivated Regions: All cultivated regions can be colonized to 2 Gpv. If you can somehow get a region intensely cultivated, you can then colonize it to 3 Gpv.
Diplomacy Results: (ne)=no effect.
Player Letters: Because of all the eMail players, I can no longer effectively send inter-player messages.
Religion Action - Convert Pagan Chief (cpc): You can convert a neutral heathen region to your religion instead of having to resort to all those MW's. If your world religion (Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hindu) can convert a pagan chief, the region will automatically follow.
Church & Mercantile NFP less: I have drastically reduced the amount of NFP a Religious Primate can get from his cathedrals. The same goes for Mercantile Combines.
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Lords 11 Unit Conversion
Each point of cavalry and infantry represents 500 fighting men. A warship or transport point = 1 ships with 500 men aboard each ship. A siege point = 500 sappers or 5 ballista, catapults, siege engines, trebuchets or battle towers. A field fort point = 1 fort manned by 500 men each. A wall point = 10 feet of city wall ramparts.
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Viwano, Overlord of Hai Ochostk
Sourin's son, Tojan, became a crown prince for Sourin died in1119. Ochostk region was colonized to (0/4) ZO.
THE TUNGUS KINGDOM OF PO-HAI
Lupang, King of Parhae
DIPLOMACY: Jilin(c), Shangtu(ea), Jurchen(ne)
The Pohai made a serious effort to recover Shangtu diplomatically. They promised an economic alliance. Jehol was connected once more. The Sikhote risked shredding, going into horde territory. They were unharmed when they offered jade beads for passage. Cities: Natanz grew to 4 Gpv. Borultokai now is 2 Gpv. Lunan was Mudan's shining new city.
THE ZOLYANG HORDE
Ate grass; the horses that is. The men ate goat flesh, whatever that's called.
THE DA TANG EMPIRE
Terwi, "Gi Zong", 31st Tang Ruler, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
Xhao Cao went home from the fatal land of Tonkin by way of Foi lands parading 62,500 cavalry, 67,000 infantry and 300 catapults. The Foi Chinese hid when they saw this sight not wanting to be seen viewing the dangerous spectacle. Cities: Rebuilt: Singtai by the Grand Candal. To 3 Gpv: Anding, Jer. To 4 Gpv: Hsiang. To 5 Gpv: Wiangxou, Sanfong Shan. To 6 Gpv: Yongan, Changyuan. An Imperial Road was built from Shensi to Pei Huang and over the Yangtze from Hupei to Liangche. Some gold was sent donw the silk road to the Ba-Tua Arabs.
THE SERENE PALACE OF THE GREATER WHEEL
Pin, Bodhisattva of Chan Mahayana
Mercs: 10mi, 10mw
Foi Fugan, King of the South Han
DIPLOMACY: Lingnan(f), Kiangtung(a), Hainan(nt)
Fugan left his nest to talk to the Lingnan. While that happened, a Tang army that dwarved the Foy armies in Kwangsi by a factor of two violated the peace. These' goodwill' tresspassers went through Lingsi and Miaoling before escaping into Kwangte.
THE KHMER EMPIRE
Rudravarman, Emperor of Khmer
The Khmer made some changes on the map. Vijaya was expanded to 7 Gpv. Angkor grew to 12 Gpv. In Hmong, Arundhuti was founded. Lampang's city became called Nivanti.
THE COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE OF SRIVIJAYA
Sri Suryanarayana III, CEO of Srivijaya, Inc.
The city of Kupang in Timor was rebuilt. An ongoing investigation on what happened there was pending - no conclusive results. Nejera was wounded in Timor and couldn't get anything done there. Dutoring was lost at sea off the Bashi Channel in the same typhoon that took out the two Japanese boats.
Niteram, Master of the Great Dividing Range
DIPLOMACY: Erhos(ne), Iriadh(nt), Nokama(t), Tarcoola(c)
The latest Goolbu city built was Kerintja by the reef sea.
LAND OF THE LONG WHITE CLOUD
Panukultau,Tuma Whakarae o Maori, Kaitiaki Rorea Aotearoa, Kawana o Aumoana Runga, Ariki Tamaroa Kei raro Taki o Autahi
The Long White Cloud moved a little bit to the north. A city, Anapudab, was founded at Fiji.
THE YAMPI BAND
Ulee, Chieftain of the Yampi Folk
Yikandee died in 1116. Ulee who was his son became the new chief.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mi
THE KINGDOM OF BURMA
Ronen, King of Burma
A scandal blew up in the face of Batelos in Korat. Myanmar and Rangon grew each to 5 Gpv. Mawlamyine was now 3 Gpv.
THE CHOLA MANDALAM
His Magnificence, Chola Gunamuditya II, Maharaja of Bharat
The Cola were on horde alert. There were also investigations into organized crime in Maghada and Dahala.
THE HIDDEN KINGDOM OF PUNJAB
Gauhal, Hidden King of Lahore
DIPLOMACY: Jhelum(f), Pathan(f), Sursuti(ea), Kashmir(t), Yarkhand(c)
Gauhal returned to Jehlum and Pathan and regained the former rebellious lands merely by showing up. At Kashmir, he married a princess and gained control of the region which became fully Hindu.
Mercs: 20mc, 20mi
THE SAMANID EMIRAT OF BUKHARA
Sinjar, Emir of Bukhara
DIPLOMACY: Afghanistan(ne), Ghor(c), Zabulistan(ea)
Under the influence of Tang diplomats, Sinjar was compelled to support the Tavoc horde in their midst (Bogazgol). Sinjar disappeared for awhile as this had happened. Dasht Margo was colonized by Sunni Muslims.
Khosrau, Governor of the Roughlands
DIPLOMACY: Paphlagonia(fa), Galatia(ne, it's f to Karimid)
Meseh smoozed with the Paphlagonians but the region was so isolated that the best deal that could be made was for a feudal alliance. Meseh then stumbled into Karimid Galatia. Along Shirvan's north Caspian coast was built the first buildings of Allahdid.
BUYID EMIRAT OF SHIRAZ
Rahad ad Dawla Ma'sud al Buya, Emir of Emirs, Pasha of Shiraz
The city of Boruzjan grew to 4 Gpv.
Mercs: 30mc, 20mi
THE ABBASID CALIPHAT (Dar al Islam)
Az Zahir, Kalifat Rasul Allah, Commander of the Faithful
The Caliph and his forces did a lot of defending. A fleet was built at Kuwait and gold was sent to the heretical Syrians.
THE KARIMID SULTANATE OF ALEPPO
Taib ad Dawla Hasan ibn Uthman, Sultan of Aleppo
DIPLOMACY: Palmyra(f), Petra(a)
"The Karimid Sultanate of Aleppo has come to an agreement with the Aghlabid Emirat As Siqilli. The Sultan of Aleppo has granted rights to the regions of Egypt, Faiyum, and Thebes, and the cities within, to our Muslim brethern from Sicily for the purpose of stopping the unholy alliance of the Zaidi Emirat of Danakil and the Makuria Kingdom of Nubia. Let the holy and righteous warriors of Aleppo and Sicily trample the vile Nubians and Yemeni"
So When the Sicilians came by to take over Egypt, the Syrians rolled out a welcome mat. In Misr, Ab'ul Ziha came close to being murdered. There were no Yemen raids or any warfare of any type. The Sutlan was unwilling to shell out the building costg for restoring the sacked cities, so the refugees stayed in their tents.
THE ZAIDI EMIRAT OF DANAKIL
Suleiman, Guardian of the Mandab Straits
This time the Zaidi didn't have a thing to do.
THE BLACK HORDE (Karakhanids)
Qaputeg, Khan of Kara-Khan, Yabghu of the Western Horde
Stuck in Levedia, the Karakhans were a major nuisance to their unwilling Pechneg hosts.
THE GREAT TAVOK HORDE (Cherkassy, Xi Xia,
Layaidu, Khagan of the Steppe Peoples
The Xi Xia lost troops due to a cause mutiny action. The Yehajsh stuck around. The Samanids delivered the Tang gold to Layaidu.
THE MUSENGEZI OF GAMO-GOFA
Momballa-da, Grand King of the Rifts
The Sidamo weren't exactly getting the message of Christ.
Mombassa was colonized to (2/4)AF. Tanga-Pemba became 4 Gpv.
THE ZAMBEZI CONFEDERATION
Amb, King of Zimbabwe
Yeshyi, Protector the Confederation
Manuwasi went across the sea and explored Madagascar for a spell. He came home and was bestowed the honor of First Captain. Apparently there was an anceint curse ('The Dread of the Octopus') on the medal and Manuwasi died a painful death from some malady.
Kumalo, Ba King
DIPLOMACY: Giri(nt), Etosha(ne)
The city of Gutita was founded along the Ubangi banks of Ngoko.
THE IBO KINGDOM OF THE BINI NATION
Nzekwu, Bini Oni
The Djoleto-Nigeri bridge was completed. Ezi, Nigeri, Ikeja and Ijebu Ode grew each to 3 Gpv.
THE DIA KINGDOM OF SONGHAY
Dia Somba Biyai Ka, King of Songhay
DIPLOMACY: Daza(ea), Kanuri(f)
Kanuri's new city was named Zindar.
THE KINGDOM OF OUAGADOU
The Ghana, Faon, King of Bure, Master of the Gold
The Ouagadou discovered medicine all on their own without anyone's help. Now the Bure are one of the most advanced nations on earth.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mw
THE IDRISID EMIRAT
Yehi the Great, Last of the Idrisids, Emir of Almaghreb and Alandalus
Yehi still lived but Aladin died. It must have been exposure to ink remover. The Idrisids remained on top horde alert - It was said that in the Atlantic just beyond the pillars, hordes of sea spawn swarm...
AL AGHLABID EMIRAT AS SIQILLI
Sina, Amir al Balerum
22,500 infantry came from 90 warships and landed on Egypt. The region responded to diplomacy but the Coptic city was Iksandr had to be pacified once more.
THE PECHNEG KHAGANATE OF LEVEDIA
Kavis, Khagan of Levedia
It gave Kavis no pleasure to entertain 75,500 screaming Turks in his homeland. He considered raising an army that could match that. His troops were busy anyway, they stopped a Maygar slave raid into Kiev. The Kiev were spooked and allied. Hurand in Crimea grew to 3 Gpv.
THE GREAT PRINCIPALITY OF SUZDAL
Ituval, Grand Prince of Suzdal
Ituval went back to his dungeon and tortured more his captive rodents.
Mercs: 10mi, 10w
THE OSTIG KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
Sigtryg the Slow, Fire in the North, King of Sweden
The Swedes kept out of the fray. Rowdy Cianodh nuns kept stealing baby girls.
THE MAGYARORSZAGH KINGDOM OF HUNGARY
Emeric II, King of Hungary and Germany
DIPLOMACY: Austria(f), Slovakia(ne)
Tarech got tired of all the whining and used the troops to depose Igor and make Emeric II the king. Not much difference really. The Austrians with 12,000 cavalry rode over to Kiev to spoil the Levedians' day. But 55,000 Asia Pagans were a good argument to take the show elsewhere. Maidens were 'liberated' in Lyubbech, Polotsk and Cherven. Prague and Lorrach grew each to 2 Gpv.
THE POLISH ALLIANCE
The Poles let the Magyars off the hook and started trading. Cats and dogs also started living together.
THE HOLY KINGDOM OF BHEATHAAMROIS
Magna Mater Etain Rapturous, Sister of Mary, Protector of the Innocent, Blessed of the Divine Light of Christ, Beloved of God in All His Glory
The Holy Mother came out of the Cloister and sang these words to the congregation at Cianodh:
"For many years the Holy Church of Bheathaamorois has watched in pain and sorrow as the Leaders of the False Church of Aachen have sunk further into Ungodly depredation and moral decay. Long did Strathclyde and her fellow nations to the North await some word or action by the Popes of Aachen, but no such comfort was ever forthcoming. Indeed, we watched with horror and, finally, outrage as one after another the False Popes acted directly against the Word of Our Lord Jesus Christ and in direct defiance of the Holy Order did aid and abet those Pagans and Heathens who refuse to accept the Blessing and Redemption of God, even when such actions caused the Ruin and Downfall of Christian People. In despair of our souls we did therefore declare a New Primacy, in the hopes of regaining Salvation for our people, and bringing the Lost Children of Europe back into the fold.
"And there was success...but not enough. For instead of turning their backs on the deluded Fathers of Aachen, many were tempted to remain in the sphere of this depraved influence. And they were not persuaded by Spirituality, nor by Fear of Divine Retribution, but by the gross lure of the Worldly and the Material. Land stolen from innocent peoples was gifted unto them, the spoils of unsanctified war, and gold was showered upon them, blinding them
to the One True Light. Thus were the lands sundered by the Pretenders to Faith. Nor did the latter deny themselves, but grew fat and unwholesome on the loathsome food of sacrilege. And the territory of the False church of Aachen spread like a pernicious plague from Hell, and the Blind Popes battened on the blood of Believers and became sick and gross with lust for the Worldly. And throughout the history of the Church of Aachen not one of their Leaders has ever deviated from this course. They grow wealthier and greedier, casting their eyes upon the world around them as a trough filled with fodder for their avarice. Not so of Holy Bheathaamorois. Even as a declaration of Primacy was made, so did the First Magna Mater begin to devest the Church of lands, gifting them without cost to those who had kept the Faith. Nor did the Popes of Strathclyde adorn themselves as peacocks in the image of the Pharaohs of old, but used such resources as were available to strengthen the foundation and structure of the Church so as to give aid and support and succor to her people. Our cause is to unite the Peoples of Europe under the guiding hand of one Holy and Apostolic Church, and to defend the Followers of the One True Cross against those who have turned their faces from the Light. No blood will be shed for vanity and false pride, and if our enemies should fall in their misguided attempts to destroy us, then we will pray for the Redemption of
their Immortal souls, and intercede with the Saviour on their behalf if such can be accomplished.
"We beseech Michael V to cast his gaze into the only true mirror, that of the soul, that he may see what corruption may do to a Purported Man of God. We pray that he may see the error of his ways, that he may succeed in casting off the bitter legacy of his predecessors, that he may return, humble and contrite, to beg Forgiveness in the gentle and pitying eyes of Our Lord Jesus. May his soul be returned to him, before eternal damnation shall take him from God and Heaven forever. May he be confessed of his sins and trespasses, that he shall return to Faith and Redemption. If the false Pope should repent of his sins then the Holy Mother of the True Church can issue him a pardon for his sins. And we beseech the civilized nations of the world to turn their gaze into the light, for it will only blind those who will not see. May Rome, that great Bastion of Piety and Strength, consider an alternative to a path that will surely lead their mighty nation and all its people to despair and misery. For Might cannot stand without Right, and the house of Right is built upon the Foundation of Truth and Faith and the Glory of God and Jesus Christ His Only Begotten Son, may They cast Their Blessings upon all their Followers and lead them down the Path of Righteousness to the Glory of the Resurrection and the Life Everlasting. Amen."
Soon after in 1116, Sister Meire went south to offer aid and comfort to the Saxons. 30,000 highlanders, 5000 knights and 30 catapults went with her to do the dirty work. She met up with Prince Berand in Cornwall. They all then marched into Wessex to topple the twenty towers that the Germans used to imprison the region. Then it was Sussex's trun. The Britlanders could not defend themselves well. The false priests were driven from the blessed islands at last.
THE SAXON KINGDOM OF GREATER CONNACHTA
Coenwulf, King of Saxons and Eiru
King Coenwulf marshalled 4500 landers and 13,500 infantry for the next round of fighting. Coenwulf then was injured by a deranged murderer. Berand his son took the troops and with the Scottish army liberated Wessex and pacified Sussex. The 5000 Britlanders and 4500 Flemish mercenaries who died expected Roman reinforcements. None came.
THE TEUTONIC KINGDOM OF BRITLANDKarl van Rodden was wounded by an assassin. He was
useless when mobs of Mom troops took him out of the game.
THE GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Michael V, Bishop of Aix-La-Chapelle, Pope of the Catholic Church
Michael V too was injured by a crazy man attack in Wessex. Now 84 he was too frail to be of any help when the Celtic barbarians overran Britland. The Pope returned to Aix la Chapelle and wondered where the Romans were. Money was sent to Rome, Hungary and Burgundy. A cultural, verbal and liturgical split was beginning to be defined. The whole of the British isles, Scandanavia and Christian Spain will soon split as did the Greeks some 200 years ago.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Caesar Vigilius, Rex Latinorum, Dominum Lagobardium, Imperator Romanorum Occidentalis
DIPLOMACY: Apulia(t), Tyrol(nt)
The harbor cities of Vivarium (Calabria, Tyrhennian Sea), Genuae (Liguria) and Pisae (Tuscany) were established. Vopiscus, too, suffered from a well aimed arrow to the flank. He was too sick to move. His 30,000 men milled about in Burgundy making themselves a menace to farmer's daughters, vinyards and gambling huts.
THE KINGDOM OF BURGUNDY
Heinric Clense, Rex Burgundus
DIPLOMACY: Gascony(ne), Champagne(a), Flanders(a)
The transports again were put up for seizure by the church but the Romans didn't budge from Burgundy. The ships stayed in Basel. Basel was restored to 1 Gpv.
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM OF CASTILLE
Alfredo, King of the Western Goths, Sovreign of Español
The Castillians squandered the strength and continued to demobilize their army. Alfredo's daughter Vanessa was given the rights to succeed the kingdom.
THE ILLINI NATIONS
DIPLOMACY: Croix(fa), Chippewa(t)
Atlatu died in 1118. Sonta had trouble in Croix even though a city (Kwaki) ws built for them.
THE ETOWAH TEMPLE SECT
Key Largo grew to 4 Gpv. Cusabo was now 2 Gpv.
THE SECT OF EMERALD MOUND
Catoskanda, Son of the Sun
Olive grew to 4 Gpv. Mescalero got hunted in.
THE CARIB CIBONEY
Zechadi, Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis
DIPLOMACY: Arua(f), Camopi(fa), Cumangato(ne), Cuyuni(f), Caraca(n), Caqueto(c), Palicur(ea)
The royal family died out in a flurry. Who was left? Zechadi, the late Sikolla III's second son.
The Rocky Mountains
THE BELLA COOLA KWAKIUTL
Lingi II perished in an automobile accident. Lingi III advocate seat belts.
THE MIWOK CONFEDERATION
Cedarflute, Chief of Chiefs, Sultan of Surf
Gone fishing (if you can avoid all the bears).
THE MOGOLLON CRYPT KEEPERS
Black-Mesa Rain-Agave Jasper-Sprig Wolf
THE MAYA KINGDOM OF TIKAL
DIPLOMACY: Tarascan(f), Otomi(f)
The city of Olmac was built by Popoluca's coast. Coatlinchan and Hueypoxtla became 4 Gpv.
Cord de Los Andes
THE WOODLANDS OF TUPI
We'inigin, Fair King of the Tupi
Guarani became cultivated.
THE HAWK EMPIRE OF MOCHE
Emperor-in-Jade, Juichen IV, Hawk King of Chanchan
Lord General, Arenallo, Warlord of Moche
A royal road was completed between Tiwanaku and Kurshetl. The llamas no longer get hoof blisters. One also got built from Chanchan to Pachacamac. The cities of Solarix and Tiwanaku grew to 9 Gpv each. Pacoco now is 6 Gpv. The Moche method of fishing is just to simply club a capybara over the head.
THE MAPU CHE
Sardin, Chieftain of the Mapu
Oic cultivates. Now the Mapu have lots of acorns to catch up.
This Turn's Awards
Lord: Darin Byrne( Cola)
Vagabond: Brian Smith (Britland)
Sly Dog: Robert Otts (Magadan)
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