Open Nations: Due to changes in the format and my crazy vacation, there are lots of open nations available this turn. These are: Magadan, Wheel, Foy, Aotearoa, Yampi, Punjab, Zolyang, Samanid, Arran, Nubia, Sicily, Bella Coola, Miwok, Mogollon and the Raitoag.
New Stat Sheet Features: With the coming of the Version
5.5 Revisions, I have been at work updating the stat sheet program:
Homeland Income: The regional Gold Point income of your homeland has been doubled. This is regional GPv only, not the PWB.
Road and Port Spacer Code: I have added '*' as the spacer code for those cities which are both road cities and port cities (The 5.5 Rulebook states that the spacer code is a '+').
Road Count: This is now an automated feature which counts all road cities (r), road and port cities (*) and inland capitals (c).
Road Income Formula: The Road Income formula is now = (Road Count)2/2.
World Maps: These will be available on demand for anyone this turn for $5.00. If you just want the Old World, the cost will be $3.50 and the New World is $1.50 by themselves. They will be updated and corrected to the latest turn published.
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.
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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And now the turn itself...
Far East Asia
Mercs: 10mc, 10mi, 10mw
THE MINOMOTO SHOGUNATE
Tenno Shujaku, Emperor of Jihpen
Minomoto no Fushioryo, Shogun
A light force invaded the cannibal infested islands of Leyte. Whoever it was who lived there (cannibals...) didn't do a good job fighting back. Mandokoro ran into a read bad typhoon and he and his 5 transport ships were destroyed.
MAP: Cities, Heian became 2 GPv. Hojo- 6. Kumamoto- 6. A royal road connects Otomi and Heian.
Tojan, Overlord of Hai Ochostk
Great Viwano became defunct due to death in 1127. Tojan inherited everything.
THE TUNGUS KINGDOM OF PO-HAI
Lupang, King of Parhae
The Po Hai didn't have much to worry about. Sunchua-No was insured.
THE DA TANG EMPIRE
Terwi, "Gi Zong", 31st Tang Ruler, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
Empire took five.
THE SERENE PALACE OF THE GREATER WHEEL
Pin, Bodhisattva of Chan Mahayana
Buddha's good works had no deadline.
Mercs: 10mi, 10mw
Foi Fugan, King of the South Han
The Foy were also content like all the other Chinese.
THE KHMER EMPIRE
Kaundinya, Emperor of Khmer
In contrast to the Sericans, the Sina were just jam packed with economic activity. But a price was paid against the soul of the Hidden Emperor. A loan was taken out to pack public works in Annam, Dvaravati and Mison. Nobody could find the Jews around. The Hindu bramin priests were upset over this unholy, usurious activity. The capital moved back to Angkor.
MAP: Many cities expanded, Vinh - 7 GPv, Vijaya - 9, Saigon - 3, Angkor - 14, Bharmali - 9, Da Nang - 5, Lo Wan - 6, Phnom Penh - 2 & Battandang - 2.
THE COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE OF SRIVIJAYA
Sri Shalikatar, God-CEOof Srivijaya, Inc.
The corporate officers were out to lunch. Bengkulu forgot they had been conquered.
Niteram, Master of the Great Dividing Range
DIPLOMACY: Erhos(fa), Nokama(fa)
Boonabee was eaten by an Erhos crocodile. His brother Yiadre quickly shooed the vile Boonabee fan club from the capital.
MAP: Eha-Rana was colonized to (2/9).
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 YAMPI BAND
Ulee, Chieftain of the Yampi Folk
MAP: Camoweal cultivated.
Mercs: 10mc, 10mi
THE KINGDOM OF BURMA
Ronen, King of Burma
Durgala, minister of teak, did some converting. He got some results.
MAP: Laos is now Therevada Buddhist. A royal road crosses mountain from Ava to Assam's Jemonga. Myanmar and Rangoon both grew to 7 GPv cities.
THE COLA MANDALAM
His Magnificence, Cola Gunamuditya II, Maharaja of Bharat
The Maharaja dispatched his henchmen to investigate the countryside for subversive actions.
MAP: The cities of Konorak (7 GPv) and Polonarva (8) grew. Royal roads were built connecting Konorak and Kalinga, Kakatiya and Dahala.
THE HIDDEN KINGDOM OF PUNJAB
Gauhal, Hidden King of Lahore
The Punjab fretted much over the troubles of the Samanids.
Mercs: 20mc, 20mi
THE ZOLYANG HORDE
The Zolyang turned south into the land of the civilized freaks. The unfortunate Samanids may have built great fortresses but without armies these were useless against mobile troops for the farms were left exposed. The 102,000 cavalry force rolled into Khokhand and looted it. Then Ferghana was raped. The city there, Alma-Ata was assaulted and sacked. The Zolyang then marched into Soghdia and molested the landscape then captured Samarakhand (The city garrison surrendered, much it did to save their worthless lives) which was also gutted. Fattened with all that loot, the horde stopped and plopped on the burnt cinders of Soghdia. Perhaps new pasturelands can be opened up here.
THE GREAT TAVOK HORDE (Cherkassy, Xi Xia, Tangut,
Layaidu, Khagan of the Steppe Peoples
The Tanguts grew weary of Samanid patronage, especially when the dole was cut off. So the Xi Xia took the gravy train and turned it on its head. They left Bogazgol going southeast. The Great Horde raided Jowzjanan and Bactria and then went back to the steppe (They camped at Karluk in 1130).
THE SAMANID EMIRAT OF BUKHARA
Ali ebn-Sinjar, Emir of Bukhara
With two hordes wreaking much havoc in the land, the Samanid economy went to the pot. Ali and his troops avoided the Tavoks as they raided the Silk Road. The Zolyang made a path of destruction from Khokhand and Ferghana to Samarkhand.
MAP: Bogazgol became cultivated. Samarkhand and Alma-Ata are 0 GPv sacked cities.
Khosrau, Governor of the Roughlands
The Arran shivered. The vibrational waves may have kept those nomadic barbarians away - but likely not.
MAP: A famine led to the reduction of Baku to 3 GPv.
BUYID EMIRAT OF SHIRAZ
Nur ad Dawla Kasim al Buya, Emir of Emirs, Pasha of Shiraz
Kasim was able to convert that last entrenched pocket of Sunni elites in Jibal. Things went much the same in Sind.
MAP: Sind and Jibal are fully Shi'a Muslim (SH). Cities grew = Kuhestak - 5 GPv, Mirba in Kutch - 2, Kangan - 7, Mansura - 5. Kirman colonized to (2/6)SH.
Mercs: 30mc, 20mi
THE ABBASID CALIPHAT (Dar al Islam)
'Arif Al Muktafi II, Kalifat Rasul Allah, Commander of the Faithful
Al Ubalan died in 1130. Another son of Ar Rashid, 'Arif, took over as Al Muktafi, number two.
THE KARIMID SULTANATE OF ALEPPO
Baruod ad Din Faruk, Sultan of Aleppo
Despite all the hardships wrought upon the Sultanate by its enemies and barbarian hosts, the Karimids bounced right back. General Konal led the charge with 32,500 knights, 12,500 infantry and 5 stone throwing constructs with 40 galleys off the Mediterranean coast. In Misr, the Yemeni had reinforced Kalisma with new troops. They had 3000 cavalry, 12,000 infantry and 3 ballistae inside the citadel. However half the Yemen army defected and let the Syrians in. This sudden act of deliverance saved Konal's army from a nasty crunch and spared also the population of Kalisma from hardships. Those Yemeni troops that remained enemies were massacred ruthlessly. Their leader and navy slipped away through the back door. Konal, now joined by Ab'ul Ziha moved back east through the Sinai to Petra. From there in 1128, they invaded Hijaz. At Madina, the Zaidi made a stand. The Karimids had 48,000 soldiers then against 10,000 Yemen archers. Despite the overstretched supply line, the numbers told the story and the Zaidis were wiped out. The Holy city of Mecca came under Karimid control by early 1130 (Konal had died from a drink of poisoned water). Rumors spread that Hasan died but no one could find his body. By the end of the new year, his son Faruk was firmly in control of Antioch. The Empire had never been more powerful.
THE ZAIDI EMIRAT OF DANAKIL
Suleiman, Guardian of the Mandab Straits
DIPLOMACY: Zeila(ea), Aswan(nt)
Admiral Uraqu and Lahar ferried reinforcements to protect Kalisma but the Syrians had sprung a trap and recaptured their city. Now the front was left exposed. The reconstitued Karimid army swept into Hijaz and defeated Uraqu and Lahar near Madina in 1130. They fled with the navy to Asir.
Mercs: 10mw, 10mi
THE MAKURIA KINGDOM OF NUBIA
Normal Ben Vise, Negus of Nubia, Owner of Dibbles
The Nubians were left out of the fray for a change.
THE MUSENGEZI OF GAMO-GOFA
Momballa-da, Grand King of the Rifts
Momballa-da was revered as the grandpappy of the Museng. He was now 78.
MAP: Burundi cultivated.
THE ZAMBEZI CONFEDERATION
La V, Queeof Zimbabwe
Osdemin Protector the Confederation
Amb the King died young he had been only 37. He had already declared his eldest daugther La (V) to be his heir. The Chieftains elected Osdemin to be the Protector for the next five years.
MAP: Banhine was colonized to become (2/4)AF.
Zarqa, Ba King
DIPLOMACY: Ngoko(ne), Etosha(ne)
Zarqa stayed at home with his women but he had trouble getting them pregnant. Ubong's embassy to the Ngoko allies was stymied by the Ngoko tendancy to be very, very stubborn.
THE IBO KINGDOM OF THE BINI NATION
Nzekwu, Bini Oni
Prince Jhalari on the other hand had a great time fathering children. He now has ten crumbcrunchers.
MAP: The cities of Biafra, Boukombe, Djoleto, Nigeri, Wukari, Kwame, Kachingwe, Ndjana, Lawino and Jos all grew to 2 GPv.
THE DIA KINGDOM OF SONGHAY
Dia Somba Biyai Ka, King of Songhay
DIPLOMACY: Daza(ne, cultural restriction!)
Sudna was told by the Dazans that only a city could make them friendly.
MAP: Tumtuga, Duara, Timbuktu grew each to 3 GPv cities.
THE KINGDOM OF OUAGADOU
The Ghana, Inigo, King of Bure, Master of the Gold
Faon died without a heir. The eldest statesman, Inigo, became the new Ghana. Something must be done!
Mercs: 10mc, 10mw
THE IDRISID EMIRAT
Yehi the Great, Last of the Idrisids, Emir of Almaghreb and Alandalus
Yehi was still attacking an attack by hordes but the ones he was thinking of were no longer even close to the African continent. Yehi prepared for mass invasion anyway because Zorak is not Earth's friend. At least that's what his harim girl favorite who is also a qualified psychoanalyst said. Ehri in Sevilla found the Sacred Hairpiece of Apollo. Obviously some kind of Romano-Pagan relic that the Ummayads had kept in a safe place away from their Muslim faithful. Inspector Gadget reported that Arguin wanted huge bribes to be more friendly sooner. Prince Marco was not a good husband.
MAP: Royal Roads have been detected going from Algeria's Kasanej to Kabilya's Port Sahib. And then from Bogarta through Fez to Merrakesh's new port city Expresso (Do I detect a caffeine frenzy here?). Cheliff had become (2/5) - just in case I forgot to mention that last turn.
AL AGHLABID EMIRAT AS SIQILLI
Sina, Amir al Balerum
Zip. Zing. Zing. Yoooooo....
Mercs: 20mc, 20mi
THE KRITIC EXARCHATE OF GREECE
Zeno II, Exarch of Crete, Basileus of the Greeks
MAP: Knossos grew to 8 GPv. Naxos to 3 GPv. Ephesus and Pelles each became 2 GPv.
THE PECHNEG KHAGANATE OF LEVEDIA
Kavis, Khagan of Levedia
In the wake of their great victory, the Levedians went back to being rather boring. The Kievans were rewarded with shiny rocks.
MAP: The city of Obeliei in Kiev expanded to 2 GPv.
THE GREAT PRINCIPALITY OF SUZDAL
Ituval, Grand Prince of Suzdal
DIPLOMACY: Ilmen(c), Kirivich(c), Latvia(nt), Tver(ea)
Ituval and Karlovf were all busy doing mass diplomacies.
Mercs: 10mi, 10w
THE OSTIG KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
Sigtryg the Slow, Fire in the North, King of Sweden
The Swedes stood by. Sigtryg's brother Waldemar pressured the king to make his own son, Otho, Sigtryg's heir.
THE MAGYARORSZAGH KINGDOM OF HUNGARY
Emeric II, King of Hungary and Germany
DIPLOMACY: Saxony (f), Carinthia(nt), Holstein(nt)
Emeric II betrothed his sister Clementine to Duke Roger of Saxony. A city was also surveyed in the Saxon area. Roger took his entourage to Holstein which was allowed to go neutral, despite the fact that they had been brutally militarily converted in the 1110's. It was fortunate that Christianity stuck to these Holsteiners but they had much to gripe about. And further north - while no one paid attention - the Jutlanders rebelled and became independent. Emeric's mighty army hunted for elk and bearskins in Slovakia, Carinthia and Carpathia. The days of nomad culture was over.
MAP: Alfold (2/7)RC. Itzehoe was a port city in Saxony. Lorrach grew to 4 GPv.
THE POLISH ALLIANCE
Leszek's wife gave birth to boys.
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 Scots withdrew their forces from English soil. Missions were sent overseas.
THE SAXON KINGDOM OF GREATER CONNACHTA
Coenwulf, King of Saxons and Eiru
The Connac were peaceful. Sussex returned to normalcy.
THE GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Benedict V, Bishop of Aix-La-Chapelle, Pope of the Catholic Church
CONSECRATION: no cash
Benedict toured Hungary.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Caesar Vigilius, Rex Latinorum, Dominum Lagobardium, Imperator Romanorum Occidentalis
Both churches courted Rome's favor.
THE KINGDOM OF BURGUNDY
Heinric Clense, Rex Burgundus
DIPLOMACY: Gascony(ea), Ile de France(fa)
Merchant fleet traded up and down the Rhine with the ports of Lorrach and Lorraine.
MAP: Chalons was Champagne's city.
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM OF CASTILLE
Pedro, King of the Western Goths, Sovreign of Español
Alfredo passed away in 1128. He left his Gothic throne to Vanessa. Vanessa wasn't strong enough to maintain order. She was exiled to Aquitaine and Don Pedro usurped power himself. There were no rebellion. The claim of Poitou lapsed.
MAP: The city of Gregirz was founded in Armagnac.
Mercs: 10mi, 10mw
THE VIKING COMMONWEALTH OF EFULAND
Dun Firewater, Jarl -Sachem of the Efulandish
Dag Flamestar moved an army of 19,500 mounties and 75,000 warriors to Powhattan as if to still their dissenting voices, but also to 'protect this land from aggression'. Effectively Powhattan became a buffer state between the Viking and Skaerling worlds. Dag died in 1127. His son Dun Firewater was next in line.
THE ILLINI NATIONS
DIPLOMACY: Croix(f), Sangamon(ne), Chippewa(a)
The Main Force went to Sangamon, an area which resists any diplomacy effort.
THE ETOWAH TEMPLE SECT
Challabu, Sachem and High Priest of Etowah
Werwak reported that the presence of the Efu army spoiled his diplomatic mission to Powhattan. Challabu wonders what this was all about.
MAP: Creek became cultivated. Savannah grew to 2 GPv.
THE SECT OF EMERALD MOUND
Catoskanda, Son of the Sun
Piled their resources.
THE CARIB CIBONEY
Jetuwe, Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis
Zechadi, Lesti and Goom died in a plane crash. A new dynasty ruled Ciboney.
The Rocky Mountains
THE BELLA COOLA KWAKIUTL
THE MIWOK CONFEDERATION
Cedarflute, Chief of Chiefs, Sultan of Surf
THE MOGOLLON CRYPT KEEPERS
Black-Mesa Rain-Agave Jasper-Sprig Wolf
THE MAYA KINGDOM OF TIKAL
Chi Pahuc gathered his great army of 154,500 infantry and 25,000 ditchdiggers and ran to Lenca to flatten this latest rebellion. All their regions: Lenca, Ulva, Nicarao and Tahwakha were recovered and the rebel capital of Miskito was pacified.
THE HUAPI MISKITO KINGDOM
La Rox was slain in Ulva.
Cord de Los Andes
RAITOAG (formerly TUPI)
We'inigin, Fair King of the Tupi
DIPLOMACY: Guarani(hm), Patasho(ea)
The capital was moved to Raitoag when We'inigin made Uliyem of Guarani his successor.
THE HAWK EMPIRE OF MOCHE
Emperor-in-Jade, Juichen V, Hawk King of Chanchan
Lord General, Aren, Warlord of Moche
MAP: The royal roads from Chavin to Nazca to Moquequa to Arica were all completed. Others were partially made. Solarix grew to 10 GPv.
THE MAPU CHE
Sardin, Chieftain of the Mapu
End of the world.
This Turn's Awards
Lord: James Chaney(Miwok)
Vagabond: Troy Allen(Samanid)
Sly Dog: Rich Sorenson(Karimid)
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