RANDOMIZED ESI: On the Imperial Strength Index list, the ESI has been scrambled and then rounded to the nearest 10. This is to mask your actual income.
MERCENARIES: The rules concerning mercenaries have changed. All Geographic Regions will have 10mi in their Merc Pool. Additional Mercenaries are available as Merc Bands which will be listed in the body of this newsfax. Free Hordes can be hired as Mercenaries as well. The full rules governing Merc Bands are found in the Plate Games Supplement.
CEDING TERRITORY: These are the rules concerning the transfering of regions from one nation to another. You may transfer the alliegance of P, PT, C, NT & T without penalty. FA regions become NT. EA become T. A regions must pass a leader revolt check and then become EA. F regions must two revolt checks and then will be pacified (you must get a garrison there on the turn of transfer). If the controlling nation is of a different religion than the transferred region, an additional revolt check must be made.
SEA ZONE MAP CHANGE: The Bay of Biscay is next to the English Channel and Brittany no longer faces the Celtic Sea.
CITY IMPERIAL SIZE: Every controlled city also
counts against your Imperial Size. I will be using two formulae to
determine this: It's either every 3 cities times your Size Divisor counts
as 1 Imperial Size (if friendly, pacified or full allied, see below for
variation) -or- every 10 city GPv times your Size Divisor counts as 1 Imperial Size, whatever is lower. This rule has just kicked in this turn.
COLOR CODED NATION HEADERS: The Colors coded on each nation represents your technology level. GREY is Tech 1 & 2, BLUE is Tech 3, RED is Tech 4, GOLD is Tech 5, GREEN is Tech 6, AQUAMARINE is Tech 7, PURPLE is Tech 8, BROWN is Tech 9 and OLIVE is Tech 10.
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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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Rules Used in Lords 11
This campaign uses the 1997 v5.5 RevisionRulebook and also the 1998 Plate Games Supplement.
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And now the turn itself...
Far East Asia
THE MINOMOTO SHOGUNATE
Tenno Ichijo, Emperor of Jihpen
Minomoto no Bujinteru, Shogun
Nobunaga assumed sea duties towards the Islands of Aleutia (Ashikaka). He strictly kept to the Adak passage and did not venture to the rumored Fox Islands. The Shogun encouraged city growth and urban works and culture. Otomi and Shimonoseki's muddy streets became tiled with stone. Meanwhile Admiral Modoka Kanai with the navy and a force of archers attacked and pacified the Annami island of Sakhalin. Resistance was light. The fortress along the inner coast was stormed without casaulty.
MAP CHANGES: Cities grew- Hojo (13 GPv) and Heian (9).
THE SI JUNG HORDE
Si Jung Khan
HORDE DIPLOMACY: Jingbei Tribes(aw,destroyed)
This horde moved to Dagour. They had to displace the Jingbei. It wasn't pretty. About 5500 Si Jung were lost in the fray.
THE TUNGUS KINGDOM OF PO-HAI
Tsan Po Mi, King of Parhae
The army expanded in the face of increased horde activity. Maybe the Po Hai have a solution to the Tang presure cooker.
MAP CHANGES: Yuzhno was built in Sikhote as a port city.
THE ORIOT HORDE
Blue Fist Khan
The Oriot stayed in Merkit and waited for the Mongols. The Mongols weren't doing much. Regrub died. The new leader assumed the name of Blue Fist.
THE DA TANG EMPIRE
Bi Lu, "Yi No Zong", 35th Tang Ruler, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
The Empire continued to simmer with a possible peasant rebellion. Agent provacateurs infiltrated the countryside and tried to fan the unrest. There has been a few strikes, riots and farm vandalism. So far their effort hadn't had the desired effect. In Yen, the field fort garrison deserted.
MERCENARY COMPANY: The Golden Parrot, L634 "Winged Marshal" 14i 5xi (QR: c6 i4 w4 s6). At Qinghai. Minimum Bid 10 GP.
THE SERENE PALACE OF THE GREATER
Bong-Zhia, Abbot Grandmaster of the Serene Palace, Bodhisattva of Chan Mahayana
Bao-Kong died in 1167. Bong-Zhia became the new Grand Abbot.
Foi Shi Long, King of the South Han
King Oji died in 1166. Son Shi Long was a worthy replacement. Famine relief and foriegn aid was sent in from the Khmer. Shi Long married Princess Samiti of the Khmer.
THE KHMER EMPIRE
Jayavarman VII, God-Emperor of Khmer
Historical Note: The Current Jayavarman is the 7th the rule the Khmer, not the 5th as previously listed.
Ashramas visited Japanese loyal Moluccas to find the natives have completely forgotten the past. King Jayavarman sent his sister to the Foy Kingdom and she brought bags of rice and silver. Pallavas became missing in 1168. He was found the next year in the forests of Luzon. He didn't know how he got there.
MAP CHANGES: Several cities grew - Saigon(10 GPv), Phnom Penh(9), Bangkok(10), Battamdang(9). A royal road was built between Khemer's city Angkor and Surin's Battamdang.
THE COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE OF
Sri Dharmapundra, God-CEOof Srivijaya, Inc.
Jabiluka and the Srivijaya army completed the job began by Maha in Medan. He and Nejera along with fresh troops assisted by the garrison enforced Buddhism upon the reluctant population. Khan hitched the North Equatorial Current from Selat Strait and was lost forever. New routes opened with Nubia and Nampula.
Capoom, Master of the Great Dividing Range
DIPLOMACY: Tarcoola(fa), Pookoora(fa)
Prince Baiame engaged in courting and marriage ceremonies with a chosen maiden from Tarcoola. The gesture was well received there.
MAP CHANGES: Cooma was colonized to (2/4)AD. Rara-Rara was Mungo's new city.
Napa'a, Chief of Ping-Ping
Had nothing going on. Vanuatu's constituent islands began to drift away politically.
THE KINGDOM OF BURMA
Barttholum, King of Burma
Gent safeguarded the Empire until 1167. Then Barttholum took over.
MAP: Rangoon grew to 12 GPv. Chittagong was built on Samatata's coast. Yunnan has a city called Paise.
THE UTKALA-COLA KINGDOM
By sickness, accident and assassination all of Utkala's leaders died and left no heirs. The Nolambavadis of Tanjore took over all of Utkala's regions including Tirhut and its garrison.
MERCENARY COMPANY: Orangerods, LA26 "Tarukikai" 6hi 12i (QR: c5 i4 w4 s6). At Satava. Minimum Bid 10 GP.
THE NOLAMBAVADI MANDALAM
Satijayavi, Maharaja of Tanjore
Some body tried to murder Satijayavi but that effort failed. Sati turned around and along with his regent and warlord took the forces of old Chola: 20,000 heavy cavalry, 199,000 medium cavalry, 20,000 light cavalry, 9000 swordsmen and 7500 armored swordsmen, 15,000 sappers and 20 galleys and regained control of all Utkala lands: Bihar, Chela, Jihjhoti, Maghada, Nadavaria, Orissa and Tirhut) without a fight. Sati with the main force ended their campaign in Dahala and were met by the regent.
THE HIDDEN KINGDOM OF PUNJAB
Kulikar, Hidden King of Lahore
Decadence and neglect crept in. The masses were restless but weren't strong enough to threaten the ruling regime.
THE GRAND KHANATE OF TAVOKH
Khusun Hoksh, Khagan of the Tavokhstan
The Tavokh eyed their neighbors.
THE DOLKARI KHANAT OF SAMARKHAND
Alim ad Dawla Osman ad Dolkar, Khan of Samarkhand
An uprising of non-Turks was smashed by Osman's forces very easily.
Ashaul, Governor of the Roughlands
There was a sudden uproar when the purse set up to meet the payroll of all its employees was stolen. Efforts to solve the problem led to further graft. Eventually, there was an army mutiny. Most of the troops went home. The remainder became mercenaries under the command of Kurshaf ar Rara'd. The government suffered greatly until it was reduced to the bare minimums.
The Khwarzimshah regions (Bogazgol & Khwarzim) had no more faith in Arran and became independent. The remainder of the Arran stayed loyal despite the lack of a national army.
Aliddin, L763 "Kurshaf ar Rara'd" 4c 34i (QR: c5 i3 w2 s3).
At Arran. Minimum Bid 20 GP.
BUYID EMIRAT OF SHIRAZ
Husani ad Dawla Sa'id (II) al Buya, Emir of Emirs, Pasha of Shiraz
Emir Abu Nasr died in 1166. He was 50. His underage son Sa'id II needed a regency. Vizier Hasim filled in until his own death in 1169. Then Nisr took over. Abdul searched the Silk Road for crime cartels.
MAP CHANGES: Qazvin grew to 2 GPv.
THE ABBASID CALIPHAT (Dar al
Al Mutawakkil III, Kalifat Rasul Allah, Commander of the Faithful
Despite the best efforts of his police, the Caliph was unable to free his vizier from the grubby Pontine grottos. Finally old Fouad died of old age and maltreatment. Al Mutawakkil swears revenge.
MAP CHANGES: Hahmar and Kuwait were connected by Caliph's Road. Another Caliph Road connected Jazirah's Al Hahzad to Syria's city in Palmyra, Dayr az Zaur.
THE KARIMID SULTANATE OF ALEPPO
Udi ad Din Asad, Sultan of Aleppo
DIPLOMACY: Egypt(fa), Faiyum(a)
Asad was a better administrator than his predecessor and the new vizier Babu was a big help. Still, the government was stretched thin. Ali Durango acting from orders degraded Egypt to feudal allied. The army in Yemen came home by land and set up a new station near Kalisma.
MAP CHANGES: Jerusalem grew to 5 GPv.
THE MAKURIA KINGDOM OF NUBIA
Simon II, Negus of Nubia
Things looked better with new trade from old enemies and the Taureg going away.
THE MUSENGEZI OF GAMO-GOFA
Catherine, Queen of Gamo-Gofa, Grand Mistress of the Rifts
Abbiye made peace overtures to the Sidamo despite their relative lack of civilization. The Sidamo somehow were convinced to listen some more. They were spooked by that herd of red zebra.
MAP CHANGES: Nia Nia gained their Kongo River port called Ngome. It surrounded the old fortress.
Pasmade II, King of the Nampul, Lord Kurase
DIPLOMACY: Serengeti(ne, built a city!)
King Oluotmi who succeeded Kivimara in 1164 (Kivimara's reign lasted 55 years!) only ruled for four years. His son Pasmade was told he was the new king in the hopelessly tributary land of Serengeti.
MAP CHANGES: Nampula grew to 5 GPv.
THE ZAMBEZI CONFEDERATION
Rilambo II, King of Zimbabwe, Arch-Healer of Zim
Click, Protector the Confederation
Click earned another tour of duty as Protector in 1170. Ojala, a masterful general, was retained in the chancellery. Some work was put into the Matopos-Vaal road. It was good enough to be postal if they could be trusted with loaded spears.
Malete, Ba King
Beta opened a safe trade path to the "Golden Gadgets' of Zimbabwe by gaining the trust of Lunda. Malete's army guarded Giri.
MAP CHANGES: N'basadi grew to 3 GPv and Mukenko is 4 GPv.
THE IBO KINGDOM OF THE BINI NATION
Oranmiyan, 15th Oba of the Ibo, Descendent of Oduduwa, Blessed of the Rainbow
The Taureg left Bornu. A good thing.
THE DIA KINGDOM OF SONGHAY
Dia Somba Otaka, King of Songhay
And then the Taureg, all 52,500 of them, came into Songhay land, camping at last in Kebbi. Bulu fell dead from cardiac arrest and all his advisors hung themselves (except Kunta-Kinta because he knew that a TV mini series would be made about his botonological prowess). Young Otaka became King. He may be forced to accept the Taureg's asking price.
MERCENARY COMPANY: Taureg Wartribes, L719 "Souanouno" 105xc (QR: c5 i3 w0 s1). At Kebbi. Minimum Bid 20 GP.
THE KINGDOM OF OUAGADOU
The Ghana, Musa, King of Bure, Master of the Gold
DIPLOMACY: Tusyam(fa), Sankarani(fa), Kru(a), Koyanke(ne)
Musa stayed in Sankarani and made a few friends. A great government expenditure transformed its structure to be Imperial.
MAP CHANGES: An Imperial Road from Fabo to Koumbi was completed.
THE NAFA WIZARAT OF ID
Ala' ad-Din Rex, Wizare al Id, Regent for the Emirat of Almaghreb and Alandalus
Rex stayed in his harem all the time. The troops continued to train for the eventual massive horde invasion. A contest was sponsored by the government to come up with a powder that would cause horses to fall asleep that ordinary Moroccans would be immune to.
MAP CHANGES: City growth - Kasanej (4 GPv), Baruklin (3), Juby (2), Port Sahib (3), Expresso (4) and Bogarta (4).
AL AGHLABID EMIRAT AS SIQILLI
Sharif, Amir al Balerum
DIPLOMACY: Ghebal Gharib(a)
The Ghebal Gharib, a one time player in the Egypt Wars, allied themselves to the Aghlabids iwth many incentives. The Gharib chieftain's strange camel races fascinated Khalil who represented Sharif.
MAP CHANGES: Dar as Sharif was built in Ghebal Gharib as the Red Sea port. Ternife grew to 2 GPv.
THE KRITIC EXARCHATE OF GREECE
Zeno IV, Exarch of Crete, Basileus of the Greeks
The Greeks courted their islands. There were hundreds of them and every tabulator had a different number of islands total.
THE PECHNEG KHAGANATE OF LEVEDIA
Torbeg, Khagan of Levedia
As Borlov of Kiev lay dying, he converted to Asia Pagan so that his land would join Levedia. Torbeg also kicked the bucket. Baran had no kids.
MAP CHANGES: Kiev was Asia Pagan (AP). Odessa was Ozu's port city.
THE GREAT PRINCIPALITY OF SUZDAL
A Slavic uprising of 37,500 peasants toppled Melkor's Suzd Kingdom. The Slavs asserted control throughout the North Russian forests, but in the process destroyed vestiges of Gardarike civilization. Ilmen, Kalinin, Suzdal, Tver, Veposkava and Vladimir were laid to waste and became independent rural areas. Many of these Slavs have gained a taste for the life of battles and have offered themselves up for hire.
MAP CHANGES: Novgorod, Moscow, Orsha, Volkhov and Rostov and have been destroyed.
THE RIVER REALM OF CHEREMESSE
Jageillo, Prince of Volgard
Melkor's son Jageillo fled with his remaining forces: 5000 heavy infantry and 1000 spearmen to Kama Bolgar, where from the city of Volgard, he was able to safeguard Gardarike civilization along the banks of the Volga and along the furline. The River Realm has control over Kama Bolgar, Kotlas, Viatka and Yaroslav. The University of Kazan was saved.
MERCENARY COMPANY: Slavs of Letska, L842 "Yetsunask" 10i 25xi (QR: c2 i4 w2 s2). At Ilmen. Minimum Bid 10 GP.
January- Roman armies led by T. Pompeius Mactator with 50,000 mixed cavalry, 7500 archers and 25 catapults surrounded Schloss Wulfenstein. Its approaches to the sea are blocked by Jorgen the Cardinal with 5 dromonds, 5 galleys, 20 brigantines. Aix was protected by Pope Benjamin with 18,000 infantry and 28,500 archers. Magyar King Stephen II expressed his disappointment that schismatic armies occupied Lorraine and demanded their evacuation. He hired the local mercenary pool, the Landsknechts.
February- Pope Benjamin called for 'all true Christians to come out and stand up for what is right'. The call to Crusade against the Celts was heeded in Gaul and along the Rhine River. In Hungary, folks weren't as mad against the Celts and many wondered why there was even a war. The influence of Scottish missionaries have had an effect. Bishop Stan in charge was Wulfenstein's defense attempted to escape the Citadel but was captured by the Roman besiegers.
April- King Stephen and his knight Icar began their march. Their forces consisted the main Magyar army. The new Roman Consul Quintus Julius Scaevola embarked on a voyage to reinforce the Rhine Navy with 23 heavy warships and 23,000 archers. Admiral Gilbert and the Magyar navy left Schleswig.
May- Roman General Marcius Diatonius led some infantry and siege troops out of Verona to assist in the Siege of Aix-la-Chapelle.
June- King Stephen in Westphalia.
July- M. Diatonius in Liguria.
September- King Stephen's troops: 116,000 mixed cavalry and 15,000 mercenaries marched into Hesse. They had to forage on their own for the Papacy didn't grant free passage and support. M. Diatonius crossed into Provence. Gilbert arrived off the coast of Brabant with the navy, 85 warships, 10 cargo ships and 19,000 troopers. The Roman relief navy docked in small ports of southwest Iberia. Schloss Wulfenstein surrendered to Roman forces.
October- A peasant uprising occurred in Burgundian help Ponthieu. Every free man joined the Crusade. They congregated around the Duke of Brie and demanded the fall of France and Rome.
January- Burgundian King Heinrich the Long Lived, decrepit and tetchy, after 111 years of life, accepted Brie's plan of attack against France.
April- The Duke of Brie, King Heinrich iwth 5500 knights, 1500 crusader chevaliers and 31,000 crusader rabble began their invasion of Ile de France.
July- King Stephen II crossed the Rhine and rendezvous with Gilbert's flotilla in Brabant. The Roman relief army marched to Burgundy. Battle of Mantes: The Burgundian crusade versus a Parisan militia of 12,000 men. The crusaders with a great siege advantage defeat the disorganized French garrison. They lost 2500 infantry.
September- The Roman Relief Navy of Q. Julius Scaevola arrived to Lorraine just ahead of King Stephen and Gilbert's navy. the Roman reinforcement army arrived to Lorraine and wintered.
May- Battle of Krefeld: After a peaceful, tense winter, the Hungarians and Papal forces confronted the Roman at land and sea. The Roman army consisting of 50,000 mixed cavalry and 23,000 archers were awaiting the slow M. Diatonius to begin a passive siege of Aix-la-Chapelle. They did not expect the 57,500 heavy Hungarian cavalry, 71,000 Magyar nomad-style horsemen, 15,000 Landsknechts to attack the Roman camp at Krefeld. The Papal army of 18,000 infantry and 28,500 bowmen led by Pope Benjamin attacked from behind. The Romans, surprised, outnumbered, still put up a good fight. Eventually after being badly mauled 20,000 light horsemen extracted themselves from the cuisinart and escaped to Alsace. Sir Icar died in the mess. Bishop Stan was freed by the victorious troops.
Meanwhile the Rhine River was alive with the din and clank fo heaving weapons. Prince Gilbert with 65 grosswehrschiffen, 12 nordbotte and 8 enggallerie took on Q. Julius Scaevola, Special Cardinal Jorgen with 28 dromonds, 5 galleys and 20 brigantines. Gilbert attempted to flank but failed to do so. Still, with all his great numberic superiority and leadership, the Italians suffered. Almost half their navy sank, the rest were captured, replacing Magyar casaulties. Some 13 ships escaped and sailed back to Rome. Gilbert ended the battle with 69 grosswehrschiffen, 12 nordboote and 10 enggallerie.
The Burgundian Crusade stormed Paris' 10 foot walls and lost 2500 men in the capture. The Duke of Brie began a military conversion of the population of Ile de France.
June- T. Pompeius Mactator and his light horsemen convinced Marcius Diatonius to hold his forces in Alsace.
September- The Magyars arrived to Alsace and found 20 castles and a gathered army standing in their way.
October- The Burgundians complete the forced conversion of Ile de France to Teutonic Christian.
March- Battle of Colmar: King Stephen's Hungarian army of 53,500 heavy cavalry, 71,000 light cavalry, 5000 Landsknechts plus Pope Benjamin with his newly acquired force of 3500 German crusader knights and 6500 Rhine cruader infantry attacked 10,000 siege engineers, 50,000 mixed Roman infantry of M. Diatonius and 20,000 light horsemen of T. Pompeius Mactator. The Romans again fought with valor and skill but were outnumbered. The weather (rainy) hurt them. Having lost 2/3 of their men the Romans abandoned Alsace and fled to Liguria. Pope Benjamin was slain in battle.
April- Now with 33,000 heavy cavalry, 71,000 light cavalry, 5000 Landsknechts and 3500 crusader knights, Hungarian King Stephan and Bishop Stan destroyed the 20 towers that held Alsace.
July- The Burgundian crusade arrived to Champagne.
September- The Magyars liberated Burgundy for King Heinrich, destroying another 20 tower garrison. Heinrich allowed free passage to the Hungarians for their good deed.
October- The veterans of the Roman Expedition (32,500 men and 13 ships) returned to Liguria to report the apparant duplicity of the Hungarians.
June- The Hungarians entered Lyonnais expecting the same adoring crowds in Alsace and Burgundy. However, they found the region hostile. The Cathar region had to be totally pacified.
September- The pacification and military conversion of Champagne and Chalons by the Burgundian crusade was completed.
Cathar Provence was occupied by the Hungarians. The army of 88,000 was now on Rome's western Italian border.
THE OSTIG KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
Wotan, Fire in the North, King of Sweden
The Swedes shook in their buskin boots, hiding in their homeland harbors.
THE MAGYARORSZAGH KINGDOM OF
Stephen II, King of Hungary and Germany
DIPLOMACY: Alsace(t), Moravia(ne)
The Hungarians found themselves owning Lyonnais and Provence because the locals refused to return to Burgundy. Icar died in the battle of Krefeld. The mighty Moravian army (about 50,000 men) guarded Slovenia threatening Rome on its eastern Italian border. King Stephen expected a turnout for the Crusade but the populace was lukewarm to the idea as Celtic missionaries were active in the country.
MAP: Prague and Lorrach each grew to 10 GPv. Riverhome grew to 2 GPv.
THE POLISH ALLIANCE
Fyodor, Duke of Poland
The pagans were happy not to be Christian. They always fight wars.
THE HOLY KINGDOM OF BHEATHAAMROIS
Magna Mater Epona Rapturous, Sister of Mary, Protector of the Innocent, Blessed of the Divine Light of Christ, Beloved of God in All His Glory
CONSECRATION: Rome(ca), Pisae(ab), Genoae(ab), Cremonae(ab), Mediolanium(ab), Aquilia(ab)
The Magyar conversion of Jutland was denounced as countering the continuing efforts to bring peace to Europe. The uprising in Burgundy and the Magyar attack on Roman forces in the Rhine/Rhone split the communication between the Celtic and Roman Churches.
THE GOIDELIC KINGDOM OF CONNACHTA
Maell, Eriu Ri
Donald died. His nephew, Maell, became the new ruler.
THE SAXON KINGDOM OF ENGLAND
Harold, King of England
The English were neutral in these days while war raged overseas upon the Continent.
THE GERMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Benjamin II, Bishop of Aix-La-Chapelle, Pope of the Catholic Church
CONSECRATION: Burgundy(mn), Ile de France(mn)
Pope Benjamin called for a Crusade, which was heeded in Gaul and Germany. The only Hungarians who wanted to participate were already fighting the Romans. In 1169, after Hungary liberated the homeland and drove the Romans out, Benjamin was slain in the battle at Alsace. The next Pope, in his predecessor's honor took also the name Benjamin.
Actually the Romans still clung to the port citadel Wulfenstein, an enclave that could only be no good.
The Burgundian Crusade seized the Celtic cathedral in Ile de France and converted it to a monastery. The Hungarians captured the Cathar cathedral in Burgundy and gave it to the Papacy as a monastery.
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Caesar Vergilius Secundus, Rex Latinorum, Dominum Lagobardium, Imperator Romanorum Occidentalis
The Roman forces took a bloody nose and the land conquered in the past decade were forfeit as the Magyars broke the cease fire and entered the Rhine and Rhone valleys.
Money was sent to Castille.
MERCENARY BAND: Landsknechts, 12ec (QR: c6 i4 w4 s3). At Provence. Minimum Bid 10 GP.
THE KINGDOM OF BURGUNDY
Heinric Clense, Rex Burgundus
The Pope's Crusade gave Burgundy a much needed shot in the arm. Now with many troops, they toppled the French Kingdom when Paris was stormed. The Hungarians did their part and liberated the homeland. Heinric had seen it all before but he was heartened anyway. The Duke of Brie passed away in 1167 while on the campaign trail.
MAP CHANGES: Paris is now 3 GPv. Ile de France and Champagne are Teutonic Christian (TC) officially.
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM OF CASTILLE
Juan III, King of the Western Goths, Sovreign of Español
DIPLOMACY: Kingdom of France, what's left of it(a)
The French King Raymond had lost his capital and his government, so he turned to Juan III for help.
MAP CHANGES: Astin was built as Asturias' port. Chavron was Gascony's new port. Ionas was founded in Leon.
THE VIKING COMMONWEALTH OF EFULAND
Dun Firewater, Jarl -Sachem of the Efulandish
DIPLOMACY: Tobacco(f), Powhattan(t)
In 1166, the mayor of Powhattan converted to Euro-Pagan and invited the Efulanders in. So Prince Goldeye and the Tobacco allies came in and obtained a tributary arrangement. Geran then spoke on the subject:
" To my people of Efuland. Some years ago, we gave the Etowah Nation a part of our homeland. POWHATTAN. I know you were all unhappy about the decision that was made from my grandfather Dag Flamestar. My grandfather told me that he had to do this to keep peace in the New World. He did not want another war, and he wanted all to be friends."
" As you know, war has come again to the lands. The Etowah nation has been attacked. We have offered aid, but none was needed. Yet if none was needed, then why do they not protect the land my grandfather gave up to them. Unprotected, it now can be taken by the enemies that are attacking the Etowah ."
" So I say to you that WE will protect the POWHATTAN nation from now on. We will come to their aid where the Etowah has failed. We will be a COMPLETE NATION AGAIN!"
MAP: Powhattan became Euro-Pagan.
THE ILLINI NATIONS
Shoma, Chief of Illinois
Money came in from Etowah but not as much as was expected.
THE ETOWAH TEMPLE SECT
Puline, Sachem and High Priest of Etowah
The Etowah was troubled by the Ciboney and the Maya again. The Ciboney began to raid the coast from Chowan in 1167 and worked their way southward. The Grand Army now led by Puline (Chief Gunbok died in 1167) along with Sly Fox (who evaded his murderer) prevented the Etowah from plundering Chowan. Then later that year, 45,000 light cavalry, 2000 sappers and the Bocunio (18,000 Toltec warriors dressed like black bears armed with jagged obsidian swords) unloaded in Calusa and secured the region. the well-balanced force of 10,000 light cavalry, 10,000 heavy cavalry, 40,000 heavy infantry, 13,000 infantry and 62,500 light infantry and 1000 sappers reacted to the invasion. The Maya leader, persistant Ip Sha was wounded by a venomous arrow, despite his bodyguard. The Maya had to trust the Bocunio captain. The Etowah had twice the numbers on the Maya and almost three times combat strength thus the invaders were pureed to mush and dumped like sludge into the swamps. Only 3000 Etowah died and 59,500 invaders were slain including Ip Sha.
That time proved to be valuable to the Ciboney raiders. 106 warships plundered Catawba and Santee causing both regions to rise in rebellion. While the troops put down these regions, Okawaha was pirated. Finally Puline kept the sea-savages from doing any damage to Timuca and Calusa.
Wild Turkey visited Powhattan and was greeted with shut doors. Powhattan had rejected Etowah in favor of Efujar.
MAP CHANGES: Santee became cultivated.
MERCENARY COMPANY: The Bocunio, L779 "Prickly Pear" 10ei (QR: c0, i5, w2 s4). At Calusa. Minimum Bid 10 GP.
THE SECT OF EMERALD MOUND
Genkadi, Son of the Sun
DIPLOMACY: Osage(a), Kansa(a)
Washton stayed in Muskogee and considered the situation. The Osage stayed at home until diplomacy improved their alliance. Genkadi himself remained planted in Okatoma issuing decrees.
THE CARIB CIBONEY
Sikolla IV, Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis
The Ciboney navy, Sikolla IV and Yappuchiuk had a jolly time plundering and raping the Atlantic Coast. They came back with ships loaded with goodies.
MAP CHANGES: Valda grew to 2 GPv.
MERCENARY BAND: Islands Warrior, 10hi 10w 10t (QR: c0 i5 w4 s4). At Ciboney. Minimum Bid 15 GP.
The Rocky Mountains
THE ALSEAN EMPIRE
Ulsix, Grand Chieftain of Coos Bay
DIPLOMACY: Patwin(ne), Chehalis(a)
Metzan visited Patwin but found the steppeland too dangerous to remain so he fled.
MAP CHANGES: In Yurok, the port of Tandoria was founded.
THE MOGOLLON CRYPT KEEPERS
DIPLOMACY: Concho(ea), Boojum Kingdom(fa)
Roughbluff visited the Boojum lands to see if he could get any money. They would rather fight.
MAP CHANGES: Many cities grew - Chaco(7 GPv), Windfall (6), Rilto (4), & Willow Grove (7).
THE MAYA KINGDOM OF TIKAL
The Maya sacrificed the cream of their youth to the Gator God. Cha Kon died in 1166.
Cord de Los Andes
THE HAWK EMPIRE OF MOCHE
Emperor-in-Jade, Juichen VI, Hawk King of Chanchan
Lord General, Parthl, Warlord of Moche
Prince Angcur was a dead man. Who could be the new 'heir'. The Juichens were groomed for religious life which could lead to a governmental reform.
MAP: Tumaco grew to 7 GPv.
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