Open Nations: Magadan, Wheel, Foy, Aotearoa, Yampi, Punjab, Zolyang, Samanid, Arran, Nubia, Sicily, Bella Coola, Miwok, Xi Xia, Ifat 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.
Color Maps: I can now do hemispheric color maps as of Turn 48 onward. These are $3.00 each and must be mailed.
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.
Merc Pools: All areas of the world have available for hire as mercenaries, 20i, 10c, 10w. Minimum bid is .5 GP per unit. Mercenaries assume the QR of your nation.
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And now the turn itself...
Far East Asia
THE MINOMOTO SHOGUNATE
Tenno Shujaku, Emperor of Jihpen
Minomoto no Fushioryo, Shogun
Murasaki Shikibu explored the ocean currents around Guam. He ran into a typhoon that sunk two of his kansen ships. He died later of malaria. The Shogun's only son Oryonaga passed away at the age of 21. Succession would have to pass to his brothers or their children.
MAP: A royal road was completed connecting Hojo to Kwanto. Kagoshima was colonized to (2/6)ST. Hojo, Kumamoto, Heian each experienced urban growth. Hokkaido's new port city, Jedoseki, was built around the oceanic citadel by the Peruse Strait.
Tojan, Overlord of Hai Ochostk
Everyone came home.
MAP: Magadan is cultivated.
THE TUNGUS KINGDOM OF PO-HAI
Biak-Shin, King of Parhae
Lupang died. That's why Biak-Shin was king.
MAP: Anshan cultivated.
THE DA TANG EMPIRE
Terwi, "Gi Zong", 31st Tang Ruler, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
Empire improved their economy and making themselves more homogeneous.
MAP: Royal Roads are now found at Fucheng-Tungchuan-Chiennan-Tonkin & Hopei-Chilhi-Yen. Kansu to Tsingfeng was upgraded from Postal. Cities expansion: Nibai, Zhangniu, Liuso, Sintai, Wiawo, Mucao, Anding, Kaifengg, Wiangxou.
THE SERENE PALACE OF THE GREATER WHEEL
Pin, Bodhisattva of Chan Mahayana
Buddha's good works had no deadline.
Foi Shei-Zang, King of the South Han
Fugan's long life and reign ended in 1135.
THE KHMER EMPIRE
Kaundinya, Emperor of Khmer
To appease the unhappy Brahmin class, a great temple complex was built near Angkor. It was a smacking masterpiece. Despite it all (and for paying back the loan), Kaundinya was accursed and when he died in 1135, his funeral was uncelebrated. Nataraja, the new king found no woman to his liking (officially).
MAP: Vinh, Vijaya, Ankor (maxed at 15), Bharmali (maxed at 10) & Da Nang grew as cities. The Temple of the Eternal Cycle was a great landmark at Khmer.
THE COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE OF SRIVIJAYA
Sri Shalikatar, God-CEOof Srivijaya, Inc.
DPLOMACY: Palawan(f), Medan(nt)
Shali Katar visited Palawan where everyone had a rotten disposition. Somehow, by building a city and marrying the meanest girl on the island, he charmed them to becoming friendly AND Mahayana Buddhist. While the God-Boss was out, some money became missing. The Board of Accountants are sweating bullets expecting a bloody purge.
MAP: Palawan's city was called Gokun. Akachati & Candi Kalasan expanded.
Niteram, Master of the Great Dividing Range
Prince Yiadre went wallaby hunting in Mungo. When the stock was depleted there, the Prince took his merry band to Tibuburra.
MAP: Tih-Ar-Dha's new city (port) was called Dingo.
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
MAP: Te Ika a Maui cultivated.
THE YAMPI BAND
Ulee, Chieftain of the Yampi Folk
Ulee had his henchmen do something away from home so that they would not eat all the dacko nuts.
THE KINGDOM OF BURMA
Ronen, King of Burma
The Sagaing paid for their hostile acts of piracy against Burma and for all those intolerable insults. The king led the great army against them and smashed them like little bugs under rollers. Once pacified, the heathens were subjected to a miltary conversion. The other subject heathens objected: Kayah and Korat rebelled. Kayah persecuted its Buddhists.
MAP: Rangoon & Myanmar each got larger populations. A royal road connects Assam to Gtsang. Sagaing was 'officially' Therevada Buddhist.
THE COLA MANDALAM
His Magnificence, Cola Gunamuditya II, Maharaja of Bharat
Two leaders were sent to the Ganges basin to investigate occurances of 'thuggery'. Nothing unusual could be found of a suspicious nature that could be considered credible for the purposes of thwarting organized sedition. But- the investigation was ongoing.
MAP: Royal roads have just been built from Kakatiya through Kalinga, Vengi to Madurai and also from Sri Lanka to Seylon.
THE HIDDEN KINGDOM OF PUNJAB
Gauhal, Hidden King of Lahore
Gauhal's halcyon reign ended in 1133. He kept screaming, 'I want to be a plum peacock pie', near the end of his life which irritated the washer women. Gauhal was still young when he croaked. His son, Kulikar, easily mounted the Peacock Throne.
THE DOLKARI KHANAT (Zolyang Horde)
The Zolyang Horde of 102,000 badly washed men vowed to conquer the Samanid land and colonized Soghdia to demonstrate their intension of not leaving. They also converted to Sunni Islam. Dolkar and his storm-riders attacked Bactria, defended by 10 turrets, 750 war wagons, 100 catapults, 10,000 horse-archers and 16,000 levies. After a bloody battle, the Samanid force was destroyed. In the midst of battle, the Samanid Emir Ali and Dolkar were captured by the enemy. A parlay was held and the kings were exchanged - and then battle resumed. Bukhara and its 50 foot stone ramparts proved to be a different challenge. Dolkar was unable to get close to breaching the barrior and lost 25,000 men attempting to do so. With 57,000 mounted warriors left, he fled the siege and the region to be content with just Soghdia.
THE GREAT TAVOK HORDE (Cherkassy, Xi Xia, Tangut,
Layaidu, Khagan of the Steppe Peoples
The Tanguts grazed in the Turkish steppe and gained a new ally in Turgay. Layaidu told stories to any who dared enter his tent about the 'glory days'.
THE SAMANID EMIRAT OF BUKHARA
Ali ebn-Sinjar, Emir of Bukhara
Ali survived the Zolyang challenge because of his ancestors' wise policy of fortifying the land with walled cities and citadels. But confidence in the Samanids to protect the land waned: Uzbek, Zabulistan, Ghur and Afghanistan rebelled. Khwarzim & Bogazgol became isolated (like they always are).
MAP: The tower of Farukhazad in Bactria has been destroyed.
Khosrau, Governor of the Roughlands
The Buyid attacked and invaded Kumis with an army of 13,000 cavalry and 8000 infantry.
BUYID EMIRAT OF SHIRAZ
Nur ad Dawla Kasim al Buya, Emir of Emirs, Pasha of Shiraz
Kasim took a modest sized force and conquered El Burz and Kumis.
MAP: A city, Quetta, was built for Baluchistan. Kuhestak, Kangan and Mansura expanded.
THE ABBASID CALIPHAT (Dar al Islam)
'Arif Al Muktafi II, Kalifat Rasul Allah, Commander of the Faithful
The Caliph helped out the heretical Karimids to take out the even more heretical Zaidi in the perfume producing quarter of Arabia. Vizier Fouad and 30 light galleys rowed around Arabia to blockade the Bab-al-Mandab. A force of 15,000 infantry, 10,000 mercenaries and 5000 mamluke cavalry scampered across the Arabian desert to assist the Syrians. It seems they weren't needed.
MAP: Armenia is cultivated. Hahmar has been linked by Caliphal Road to Iraq.
THE KARIMID SULTANATE OF ALEPPO
Baruod ad Din Faruk, Sultan of Aleppo
Ab'ul Ziha waited to be reinforced by Lord Wawi who had dragged fresh troops all the way from cozy Antioch. In 1032, the campaign began anew, but it seemed like a let down after the exciting events of last turn. The 20,500 knights, 25 trebuchets and 24,500 swordsmen moved into Asir and occupied the land without opposition. They then entered Yemen itself. The capital, Sanaa, surrendered immediately the Zaidi royal family (no walls). It was too easy. The Baghdad troops and the navy (stuck on the Med coast of Sinai) felt cheated for lack of action. When Ab'ul Ziha decided to become his own king, he was quickly dispatched by Wawi's poison knife. The Yemen treasure of scrolls and dinars were sent back to the capital.
THE ZAIDI EMIRAT OF DANAKIL
Emir Suleiman and Ala'aba became prisoners of their hated imperialist enemy. The rest of the country disavowed themselves from the Zaidi dynasty, their ways. Aswan & Shoa became independent.
THE KINGDOM OF IFAT
Captain Lahar revolted from Zaidi and took his Sunnite supporters to Barim. He now ruled the remainder of the Yemen domain: Danakil, Aksum, Zeila, Aden, Najran & Hadramunt.
THE MAKURIA KINGDOM OF NUBIA
Normal Ben Vise, Negus of Nubia, Owner of Dibbles
The Adulis chief was married into the royal family.
THE MUSENGEZI OF GAMO-GOFA
Momballa-da, Grand King of the Rifts
Momballa-da expanded the army (in order for his children to someday conquer new lands and make them Coptic). Prince Tuatalla died young from debachery.
MAP: A city was built in Nyasa, Lilongwe. Masai became cultivated.
THE ZAMBEZI CONFEDERATION
La V, Queen ofZimbabwe
Luoi, Protector the Confederation
La V married Osdemin but the rules provided that Osdemin must step down in case something like that happened. Yeshyi became interim protector until the Chieftains selected Luoi.
Zarqa, Ba King
DIPLOMACY: Ngoko(ne), Etosha(ne)
The missing cache of gold was found in a rodent's nest atop Skull Hill where bandits had hid out.
MAP: Teke is cultivated.
THE IBO KINGDOM OF THE BINI NATION
Nzekwu died of old age in 1135.
THE DIA KINGDOM OF SONGHAY
Dia Somba Biyai Ka, King of Songhay
The cities complained for lack of sewage systems and clear roads.
THE KINGDOM OF OUAGADOU
The Ghana, Ossao, King of Bure, Master of the Gold
DIPLOMACY: Sankarani(c), Jenne(a), Senegal(ne), Khalem(n)
The Ouagadou Lord sent envoys to many neighbors. But due to a lack of committment, many bad result happened. Khalem was offended by Esigie and degraded away from the Ghana.
MAP: Kintampo was built in Galam. Jenne got the city of Sijilsama. Senegal became cultivated.
THE IDRISID EMIRAT
Marco son of Yehi the Great, Beyond The Last of the Idrisids, Emir of Almaghreb and Alandalus
DIPLOMACY: Bojador(nt), Arguin(ne)
Inspector Gadget (translated from Arabic, you think I make these things up?) without the little girl, without the dog around, somehow failed to woo Arguin back to the kingdom. Gadget promised that the soon Emir to be would marry into the Tan Tan society. Marco had other plans. He married a 29 year old spinster from Fez. An antique artifact from the days of Atlantis was sold to the Greeks.
MAP: Just kidding.
AL AGHLABID EMIRAT AS SIQILLI
Sina, Amir al Balerum
Wrang! Wrang! Clap~Clap~Clap~Punk!
THE KRITIC EXARCHATE OF GREECE
Zeno II, Exarch of Crete, Basileus of the Greeks
Zeno obtained a very special wig which in a month cured his baldness. He threw away the hair transplant plugs that he got from the witch.
MAP: Knossos, Naxos and Pelles expanded.
THE PECHNEG KHAGANATE OF LEVEDIA
Kavis, Khagan of Levedia
DIPLOMACY: Taman(f), Pereaslavl(nt)
The Levedians reduced the cost of troop maintenance by stationing their cavalry in the steppe around Zaporozhie.
THE GREAT PRINCIPALITY OF SUZDAL
Ituval, Grand Prince of Suzdal
DIPLOMACY: Ilmen(t), Kirivich(nt), Tver(nt)
The Russ continued their five step programme to unite themselves, build a mean army and conquer the world.
MAP: Bolgar and Moscow grew.
THE OSTIG KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
Waldemar, Fire in the North, King of Sweden
Sgtryg died a slow death in 1134. His brother, Waldemar, took over instead of Sigtryg's grandson Magnus.
MAP: Oslo, Norway's port, rose into prominence.
THE MAGYARORSZAGH KINGDOM OF HUNGARY
Emeric II, King of Hungary and Germany
DIPLOMACY: Jutland(c), Holstein(a)
The Magyar war against the Cianovians took a strange, unexpected twist when King Emeric ordered the construction of a navy in 1031. It still wasn't impressive: only 12 primative longships. He had to hire 10 merc warships to make the fleet look nice. With also 3 cogs and some marines on board, Garrod (the not-at-all crusty sea captain, this guy is a real land lubber) sailed acoss the North Sea and slave raided Northumbria. He then went after Anglia and Sussex but both were protected by now alert coastal patrols so these efforts were aborted. He returned home to report success on his mission.
MAP: Prague,Schleswig, Lorrach and Leipzig became more populated.
THE POLISH ALLIANCE
Leszek waited for his children to grow up.
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 Church let the Connachtians deal with the barbarians alone. Some clerics wanted more churches built.
THE SAXON KINGDOM OF GREATER CONNACHTA
Coenwulf, King of Saxons and Eiru
Coenwulf wanted to move his capital to Penzance, a more central location, but didn't set aside any funds to get the job done. Harold could have gotten a nice, extended vaction, but those bloody Huns didn't start thier diabolical raids. The Connac were blindsided at Northumbria but he did stop them at Anglis and Sussex with his 30 ship fleet.
MAP: Dyffed became cultivated. Connaught, Cornwall and Lancaster were colonized to (2/5), (2/5) & (2/6) respectively.
THE GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Benedict V, Bishop of Aix-La-Chapelle, Pope of the Catholic Church
CONSECRATION: Swabia(ab), Nordgau(ab), Bohemia(ab), Verona(ab), Lombardy(ab), Lyonnais(ab)
The Vater and his Cardinal Bishop established quite a few abbeys in Germany, Italy and the Riviera. Extra money was set aside to ensure their construction which work all places except schismatic controlled Languedoc. Cash was sent to the loyal Magyar and Burgundian kingdoms.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Caesar Vigilius, Rex Latinorum, Dominum Lagobardium, Imperator Romanorum Occidentalis
The Romans worked to turn their nation into an economic powerhouse. Each city got urban expansion and new towns were chartered. The priesthood took a neutral stance over the ongoing schism. Some began to speak openly of a return to Rome, like in the days of 'Old San Pietro'.
MAP: Genuae, Fanum Fortunae, Pisae, Aquileia, Tarantum, Vivarium & Stabiae each grew. Valetteaum was set up on Malta. Spoleto's new port was called Castrium Novum. Spoleto was colonized to (2/4).
THE KINGDOM OF BURGUNDY
Heinric Clense, Rex Burgundus
DIPLOMACY: Gascony(fa), Ile de France(f)
The Kingdom regained the full trust of Ile de France.
MAP: A new city, Nice, was built in Provence.
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM OF CASTILLE
Pedro, King of the Western Goths, Sovreign of Español
Bided their time.
THE VIKING COMMONWEALTH OF EFULAND
Dun Firewater, Jarl -Sachem of the Efulandish
MAP: The town of Hedebi was founded around the Wyandot fortress.
THE ILLINI NATIONS
DIPLOMACY: Chippewa(f), Yankontai(nt)
The Chief announced the transfer of Chickasaw to the Etowah Templars.
MAP: Titishona grew larger.
THE ETOWAH TEMPLE SECT
Challabu, Sachem and High Priest of Etowah
For a fee, the Illini gave up Chickasaw to Etowah.
MAP: Creek was colonized to (2/2). Savanah got bigger.
THE SECT OF EMERALD MOUND
Genkadi, Son of the Sun
The top priestly family suffered unfortunate demise. Catoskanda passed away in 1131. Then Adanaw fell sick and withered in 1132. There was none other to assume power - so the right to rule came to Genkadi. After three years of turmoil, that is.
MAP: Chitimacha became cultivated.
THE CARIB CIBONEY
Jetuwe, Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis
After much work and man sweat, the Caribbean economy became free.
MAP: Caico grew. Ciboney was colonized to (2/2).
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
DIPLOMACY: Concho(ne), Opata(ne)
The Mogollo did a lot, but still could not get the desert dwellers of Concho to get closer (A city would help). The canoe navy trained in the Matagorda Sea spearing squid. Mass rural projects were funded.
MAP: Macuzari cultivated.
THE MAYA KINGDOM OF TIKAL
Uca was a bad missionary. The Ulva and Nicarao rejected Maya cosmology.
MAP: Tepuztec's new city (port to Bahia Bandera) was called Cihuatlan. Inland at Otomi is Tulitza.
Cord de Los Andes
Uliyem, Fair King of the Tupi
We'inigin died in 1131.
MAP: Tupinamba became cultivated.
THE HAWK EMPIRE OF MOCHE
Emperor-in-Jade, Juichen VI, Hawk King of Chanchan
Lord General, Aren, Warlord of Moche
Some zealot sun worshippers spread the good word south to Omaguaca. Roads were built everywhere.
MAP: Royal roads completed from Moche-Chimu, Arica-Guanacane, Chimu-Cayapa, Cayapa-Choco. Tiwanaku expanded.
THE ARAUCAN EMPIRE
Smelt, Chieftain of the Mapu
The new king Smelt (1131) renamed the kingdom to Araucan.
This Turn's Awards
Lord: Jeremy Heinrich(burgundy)
Vagabond: Craig Kurumada(araucan)
Sly Dog: Russel Vie Brooks(baghdad)
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