Throne Enterprises presents:
Turn #56 Industrial Stage Zero
1176-1180 Anno Domini Medieval Era
Gamemaster: Thad Plate
Next Turn's Orders are due Monday, November 30th, 1998

HEAVY WARSHIPS IN RIVER ZONES: Heavy Warships because of their great size & draft cannot navigate River Zones.

HOMELAND PUBLIC WORKS BONUS INCOME:  The doubling of the homeland regional income includes Public Works Bonus.  So as of this turn that income has been doubled.

GREAT WALLS (Clarification):   So long as there are troops on your side a Great Wall section, no army may pass through it without your permission.  Great Walls can be bombarded and breeched by siege engineers by using the active siege command.  Once breeched, the attackers must still face a doubling of the defenders CV value.

SEA ZONE MAP CHANGE: The Bay of Biscay is next to the English Channel and Brittany no longer faces the Celtic Sea.

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

Tenno Ichijo, Emperor of Jihpen
Minomoto no Bujinteru, Shogun
    In support of the Kambujadesa, Minomoto Shogun Bujinteru declared war on Srivijaya.  The Malayi weren't all that close for his navies to pick off.  So their distant possessions, those closest to Japanese held areas were targeted.  By 1177, the conflict began.  Madoka Kanai attacked Palawan with 25,000 heavy gunjin, 25,000 light heishi, unloading from a navy of 150 warships of various sizes and 25 cargo boats.  It turned out that Palawan was completely undefended.  Gokun, the city there was easily sacked.  These forces returned to the boats with their loot and returned to Okinawa.  In 1179, Prince Minomoto Bujingami with 2500 heavy samurai, 2500 samurai archers, 10,000 peasants archers, 10,000 heavy spearmen unloaded from 40 transports and 50 warships in Irian.  Again, like Palawan, Irian was undefended.  Its city, Fakfak, was easily sacked.  It took awhile to loot the jungle region and Bujingami remained there at the end of 1180 getting sick of the sounds of tropical birds.
    Meanwhile, Nobunaga returned from his trip to the Eastern continent: Rikutoyo.  He reported the existence of the Asai Kingdom.  Shinto priests accompanied him on a return trip.
    MAP CHANGES:  The royal road from Koguygo to Silla was completed.

HORDE DIPLOMACY: Hsien-Ma Zu(aw,aw,n), Jingbing Horde(n), Buryat(a, later destroyed), Baling(n), Hazzi(aw,n), Kojak(aw,destroyed), Dolkar(n), Nutqak(aw, Oriot destroyed)
    The Si-Jung and Oriot evacuated China fearing Tang retaliation armies.  There weren't any of that but the Mongol hordes weren't willing to meet the challenge.  The Si Jung moved first and got into a conflict with the Hsien-ma of Chahar and Tumet.  These battles were bloody.  The Si Jung dropped from 130,000 men to only 75,000 still standing.  The Hsien-Ma were virtually annihilated.  Meanwhile the Oriot moved through Buryat land and got them allied.  The cruel Baling ignored the Oriot, Cipsac and Buryat.  The Oriot alliance was as large as 195,000 men early in 1178 but it didn't last two years.  First the Oriot were attacked by the Hazzi tribes of Ayaguz and Chugachak.  The Buryats were destroyed and the united hordes fell to 160,000 strong.  The bald Kojak Turks bushwhacked another 5000 but were themselves destroyed by the Oriot.  The Oriot was ignored by the Dolkars of Tara but not by the Nutqak.  The Nutqak were all well led and defeated the Oriot.  All the Oriot leaders were slain and the remaining tribes were absorbed into the Nutqak nation.  Some Cipsac escaped and settled in the lands left vacant by the destuction of the Kojak.  The Si Jung made their way through the Altaic wilderness and fought the Qav Turks to destruction.  The Si Jung now down to 57,000 revolted from the Mongols and allied with the now powerful Nutqak.

Tsan Po Mi, King of Parhae
    Tsan Pomi hoarded his tax revenue at the capital treasury building.  There were many who thought the Pohai should expand their forces in the face of horde activity and Chinese unrest.

Bi Lu, "Yi No Zong", 35th Tang Ruler, Emperor of the Middle Kingdom
    The Tang Empire were pleased that the Oriot Horde ran away.  Yun was restored to home rule.  The masses in the cities got ugly, on the verge of revolution.  No one believe it.

MERCENARY COMPANY: The Golden Parrot, L634 "Winged Marshal" 14i 6xi  (QR: c6 i4 w4 s6).  At Kansu.  Minimum Bid 10 GP.

Bong-Zhia, Abbot Grandmaster of the Serene Palace, Bodhisattva of Chan Mahayana
    The Buddhists continued in their scholarly ways.  Some prepared an escape route just in case things got real bad in the Middle Kingdom.

Foi Shi Long, King of the South Han
    Were completely neutral.

Jayavarman VII, Devaraja of Kambuja, Tenth Emperor of the Angkorean Dynasty, Avatar of Shiva
    King Jayavarman's family had planned for generations an eventual Kambuja takeover of their neighbors.  At this time was the fruition of all the preparations.  Now war can come.  The lands of the Mon and the Malaysian peninsula, properly a part of the Empire should now be annexed and Srivijaya was in the way.  He called up a mass conscription of the teenaged children to swell up the army lists and was ready to make his move.  In 1176, the triple banner armies of the Khmer (15,000 armored cavalrymen, 30,000 swords horsemen, 15,000 javelin horsemen, 250 elephant towers and bolt throwers, 350 elephant javelineers, 50,000 skirmishers and  25,000 archers.  King Jayavarman, Minister Mansab and General Panini were on each on elephants shaded by parasols.  Jayavarman was guarded by an elite corps of 250 guardswomen) entered Mon and camped there for a year.  During that time all three commanders took secret trips to the city of Tavoy.  As things turned out, Tavoy was unhappy due to recent events.  Earlier in the year, Srivijaya sold Burma control of the city plus all the surrounding lands of Mon.  The Burmese army of their king, Bai-Tho-Lun, that is, 52,000 shield horsemen, 52,000 hilltribes horse javelineers, 46,000 spearmen, 46,000 archers and crossbowmen and 40 mini engines (Bai-Tho-Lun and his lieutenants Mahasha K'ralla and Duke Migora were also on elephants but without the jewelry or the women), had occupied the region.  A Khmer inspired rebellion in Tavoy failed and the city walls and  keep were destroyed from within by fire.  The Burmese were angry but held themselves in check long enough for the Kambuja forces to make the first move in the Spring of 1177.
    Battle of Mergei
    The Kambuja army marched in an ordered fashion.  The elephants in the center with the others surrounding in a box formation.  Their mroale was very high.  The Burmese enjoyed a decisive advantage in cavalry forces whose elephant immune horses could charge into the Khmer ranks at will.  Jayavarman took the battle to them though.  His box formation wreaked havoc upon the Burmese lines.  Three times the Burmese buckled.  The reformed on reserve lines each tim saving themselves from disaster.  But no one got the upper hand by the time nightfall came.  The battle was indecisive.   The Burmese lost 76,500 men and Jayavarman lost 351 elephants and 71,300 foot soldiers.  Panini took a spear in his gut and died from the bleeding.
    Battle of Jimyo
    A week later, Jayavarman led his battle-frenzied  forces and made a fresh assault against the very irritating Burmese.  He had 88,500 troops and was outnumbered by the enemy who had 123,500 mostly mounted men.  The Burmese were almost caught napping but didn't lose heart.  The Cambodian box formation wasn't as tight as before.  Again there were heavy losses.  Jayavarman suffered the death or wounding of 40,000, the Burmese only lost 34,000.  Jayavarman could not afford to take any more losses as such and withdrew with 48,500 cavalry.  The Burmese held their pacified territory with 89,500 mounted.
    The Kambuja battle plan relied heavily on the capitulation of Tavoy.  All other moves were mere pin jabs.  The Flores (mistakenly assumed to be Hindu.  They were actually Abo Dreamtimers who originally arrived from Yampi) light galleys sailed to Kediri to raid.  Their leader, Doogu, the 'Boomerang Boy', was wounded by a sniper.  The Flores navy sailed back to their happy little island.  Duke Pallavas of the Dophins led a 80 ship navy from Sabah and chased Srivijayan ships in the Mekong Sea and the Penunjuk Wan in 1177.  He and his forces captured a fortress on the east coast of Kedah, Kota Baru, but was hemmed in by a Srivijayan fleet of 112 warships led by their king and chairman of the board, Suryanarayana Shalimar Nuryan Sailendra the IVth.  Of the 80 ships only 26 survived and took safe harbor at Lowan.  Pallavas died in the naval engagement.
    The failed battles of Mergei & Jimyo had grave consequences for the Empire.  The families of those slain children became restive.  Duke Ashramas went 'native' in Utara.  Sulika of Sabah revolted and founded the Kingdom of Brunei at Sarawak.  He was joined by the Flores.  His rebellion spread throughout all the overseas possessions of the Kambujadesa, resulting in the loss of all.
    MAP CHANGES: Sakhon grew to 10 GPv.  There was some additional work to expand Angkor Wat but some manpower that was expected but weren't sent in delayed the project.

Sri Sulika Sulu, King of Borneo
DIPLOMACY: Flores(a)
    From the city of Brunei which the Cambodians call Mukah, Sulika became king in his own right.  He was able to control Sarawak, Sabah, Luzon, Mindanao, Sulawesi and the alliance of Flores.  Peace overtures were sent to Srivijaya and Japan in hope neither of them will crush him.
    MAP CHANGES: Mukah was renamed as Brunei.

Sri Suryanarayana IV, God-CEOof Srivijaya, Inc.
    After receiving Kambuja ultimatums, Sri Suryanarayana-varman deeded the bone of contention - Mon - to the Burmese.  The navy then was expanded - rapidly in case of naval attacks.  One did come in 1177 in Palawan but by the time the Srivijayan fleet arrived it was too late.  Gokun was sacked.  Then the Kambuja assaulted and captured Kota Baru, the Penunjuk fortress in Kedah.  Suryanarayana put a stop to that by defeating the Kambuja navy.  The Srivijayans lost 20 ships but captured 31 of the enemy's.  Kota Baru was recaptured, but the fortress was not in good repair after all the fighting.  The CEO returned to Bangka in 1180 just as the Japanese invaded Irian.  There was a Hindu rebellion in Medan which chased out the military conversion garrison.  Suryanarayana named his brother Dharmapundra as his heir.  The Chola picked off the outposts at Sri Lanka (Pholay).  As a result, Socotra (Dharmap) was isolated and trade was lost with the Indian Ocean ports.
    MAP CHANGES: Now independent Medan was Hindu.  Gokun was became a sacked 0 GPv city.  Fakfak was also a sacked 0 GPv city.

South Seas

Capoom, Master of the Great Dividing Range
    The vast outback was without incident.  Capoom grew old and sick.  Baime went on a walkabout for many years.


Barttholum, King of Burma
    Barttholum (Bai-Tho-Lun in the Tang annals) found that his new possession - Mon - had a hefty price tag - the life of 110,500 men.
    MAP CHANGES: Manipur became cultivated.  City growth happens; Myanmar (10 GPv), Rangoon (14), Mawlamyine (9).  The fortress inside Tavoy has been destroyed.

Satijayavi, Maharaja of Tanjore
    Simonraj and Karca shuttled a force of 31,500 knights, 9000 infantry and 5000 sappers with 40 ships to Ceylon and occupied without much violence the Srivijayan city of Pholay in 1178.  A fair number of merchant ships were captured at that port.

Kulikar Singh, Maharaja of Khalistan, Warmaster of the Khalsa
DIPLOMACY: Berbera(ea), Jaunpur(ea), Sursuti(a), Ilhand(fa)
    In 1176, someone tried to off Kulikar Singh.  The effort failed but the assassin took poison and was no use in captivity.  The supreme Maharaja took this as a sign that his empire building efforts were making his enemies very nervous.  Two armies went on paths of conquest against the Muslims of the Northwestern Mountains, the old homelands of  the Kushanas.  The first group, mostly infantry led by Rampeet and Gurtaran targeted Ajmer.  The Ajmeri, already demoralized from being beaten up recently, were rounded up and dispossessed.  They ended up as menial servant on Punjab farms, plowing the fields for the oxen.  The main army then climbed the treacherous mountain passes of Turan, and losing many from accidents, enslaved all the Qarmatians who lived there.  Almost 25,000 men lost their lives in the process.  The job was costly, too, in time and expense.  Elsewhere, the Tavokh had similar orders to plunder and depopulate.  The Ushrusana Tadjiks were easily overwhelmed.  The were roped together and forced to cross the very steep Hindu Kush.  About half of these died in the march over jagged, steep, treacherous pathways.  Khusan, the Tavokh Khan, then balked at the next set of orders.  No way would he risk hsi men in the craggy valleys of Badakshan.  For six months he vacillated in Khiragu considering if the Khalis Alliance was a good idea.  Eventually he came out of his funk and led his forces through Pamir to Soghdia, abandoned by the Dolkar.  Soghdia was conquered and looted by the end of 1180.
    A diplomatic voyage to Berbera was semi-successful.  Jagdosh didn't convert the heathen Somali King to Hindu but was able to get permission to build a fortress city along its southern shore.  Some regions were granted freedoms: Himachal became non-paying tributary.  Jats, the same.
    MAP CHANGES:  Turan, Ajmer and Ushrusana are all depopulated (-/) regions.  A fortress city, Candala, faces the Somali Sea in Berbera.

Husani ad Dawla Sa'id (II) al Buya, Emir of Emirs, Pasha of Shiraz
    The Buyids caught paralysis fever from their now dead neighbor, Arran.

    Along with Si Jung, they have 167,000 cavalry at Khirgiz.  The Nutqak are in Khirgiz.  The Si Jung are in Saraba.

    110,000 horde horsemen in Cim.


Al Mutawakkil III, Kalifat Rasul Allah, Commander of the Faithful
DIPLOMACY: Arran(c), Azerbaijan(c)
    Perhaps to entice their leaders to converts, perhaps to show the world what a nifty guy the Caliph was -or- just because he was nuts, Al Mutawakkil sent 75,000 dinars of gold overseas to the infidel Coptic Christian kingdom of Nubia.  Az Zarif Dib Lifiz (the Friendly Wolf Lipzi) and Selim ibn Selim visited former Arran lands.  They were Shi'ite and didn't really like Caliphs.  Princess Nur 'Arif was sent to Syria to seal an alliance between Antakya and Baghdad.

Udi ad Din Asad, Sultan of Aleppo
DIPLOMACY: Faiyum(ne, religion), Sinai(ne, terrain), Egypt(a), Thebes(a)
    Asad heard about what the Caliph did and dreaded the implications.  If the Nubians convert to Sunni then that would reduce the prestige of his own Muslim Shi'a beliefs.  So he doubled the Caliph's gift and hoped for the best.  Then he threw everyone for a loop marrying Nur 'Arif, the Caliph's sister.  The mullah teachers at the mosques railed against Asad advocating the jihad his ancester had pursued.


East Africa

Simon II, Negus of Nubia
DIPLOMACY: Aksum(t), Danakil(c)
    The Nubians were happy to receive all that gold from their Muslim neighbors after they sent travellers with stories portraying starving children and cattle in Nubia.  The sudden influx of cash was turned into public works in Adulis.

Richard,  King of Gamo-Gofa, Grand Master of the Rifts
    The king went to work with his wife to get that son born.  It didn't take long.  Abbiye and Andrew searched the wilderness for signs of trouble.  Abbiye was lost in the woods.  A strange, green glow could be seen there.  Kefa got used to being Coptic Christian.
    MAP CHANGES: A port fortress was built in Kikuyu.

Pasmade II, King of the Nampul, Lord Kurase
DIPLOMACY: Serengeti(f)
    Prince Nyimba, Pasmade's son, married a Serengeti princess and the land got their long standing demand: a city in the plains.
    MAP CHANGES: Ngorongoro was built in Serengeti.  Nampula grew to 7 GPv.

Rilambo II, King of Zimbabwe, Arch-Healer of Zim
Dhartu, Protector the Confederation
    Kimbu and Vart took a new expedition to Lulua to confirm and at to Avwartu's story.  The land was filled with warthogs.  They overran everything and ate all the grubs.  There were also mountain elephants that had an extra bad temper.  Both leaders stayed away from the Baobab trees, said to be possessed by the cantankerous goddess of nature and garden tools, Uli-Ha-Cha-Hyo-Ma.  The latest Protectorat Election brought Dhartu to power.  He was a well rounded and talented man.  In the foundries of Zimbabwe, mechanized ranged weapons were devised, and steel plate replaced splintmail as state of the art body armor.
    MAP CHANGES: Chobe became cultivated.  Kariba was colonized to (2/3) AF.

West Africa

Malete, Ba King
DIPLOMACY: Etosha(t), Lunda(f)
    Malete made everyone know that his youngest son, Makari, was to be his heir.  He kept watch on the northern borders.  Odori was not a good lieutenant.  he didn't know the way to Etosha and when he did stumble his way there, he made them unhappy.  They degraded to tributary.
    MAP CHANGES:   Mukenko grew to 6 GPv.  N'basadi measures at 4 GPv.

Lukenko, 16th Oba of the Ibo, Descendent of Oduduwa, Blessed of the Rainbow
    The Bini Empire was very active, economically.  Much of the great army was demobilized to build royal roads.  For unknown reasons, the new king Lukenko, the lands of Bornu, Garoua and Sokoro were let go to fend for themselves.  All would have made the Nation richers but now they're gone.
    MAP CHANGES: City Growth: Ezi(6 GPv), Boukambe(5), Djeleto(5), Nigeri(9), Wukari(5), Kwame(5), Kachingwe(5), Lawino(5), Ikeja(7), Ijebu Ode(8).  Royal Roads have been built connecting Zaria to Nubia to Gwari, from Kwararafa to Igbo to Benin, from Gurma to Oyo to Ife on to Igbo.

Dia Somba Yuba, King of Songhay
    Otaka died fighting a civil rebellion in 1176.  His son Yuba needed a regency to rule the kingdom.  The Tauregs have moved to Songhai itself.
    MAP CHANGES: Bani became cultivated.

MERCENARY COMPANY: Taureg Wartribes, L719 "Souanouno" 105xc  (QR: c5 i3 w0 s1).  At Songhay.  Minimum Bid 20  GP.

The Ghana, Musa, King of Bure, Master of the Gold
DIPLOMACY: Marampa(f)
    The Ghana gathered its forces and protected his empire.  Faon succeeded in uniting Marampa to the rest of the Empire.  The Moroccans waved meat legs and whistled at the border.  They weren't talking to the Ouagadou.
North Africa

Ala' ad-Din Rex, Wizare al Id, Regent for the Emirat of Almaghreb and Alandalus
DIPLOMACY: Sijilmasa(nt), Igiudir(nt)
    The Wizare made all sorts of plans for the Taureg.  He needed them to make him look good.  He sent Knoitdz Rholand to roll out a red carpet at the border and posted a sign, "Hey Horde!  Green fields, pastures, fresh stock!  Come on over!"  The Spook was released from prison and escaped into the desert.  In his wake, a group of people asked to colonize Arguin but the allied governer there refused.
    MAP CHANGES: The city of Tan Tan grew to 3 GPv; Juba, 3; Kala-baida, 2; Baruklin, 4.

Jamal, Amir al Balerum
DIPLOMACY: Corsica(f), Ghebal Gharib(t), Danakil(ne)
    Emir Jamal left his soldiers at Sicily and went schmoozing in Corsica.  It was a good time.  Hishram found the winds and currents too strong to allow passage westward from the Sea of Portugal.  The Gharib traveled south to Danakil but the Copts weren't listening.  Their leader died and their new commander only sent regular tribute.
    MAP CHANGES: Ternife should be 2 GPv.  The city in Ghebal Gharib was renamed Sharaf.  A port fortress was built on the Nile side.


Oriental Europe

Zeno IV, Exarch of Crete, Basileus of the Greeks
DIPLOMACY: Phrygia(a), Paphlagonia(nt)
    Cyril went to Paphlagonia and called them in.  The Hungarians took the local merc band away.
    MAP CHANGES: City growth, Naxos(8 GPv), Ephesus (4), Corinth (4) and Rhodonis (6) each grew.

Baran, Khagan of Levedia
    The Levedians built roads and did their paperwork.
    MAP CHANGES: The postal road from Tagranov to Hurand became royal.  Odessa grew to 2 GPv.

Jageillo, Prince of Volgard
    The fur taxes only piled up.
    MAP CHANGES: neutral Kirivich (neutral) was cultivated.

MERCENARY COMPANY: Slavs of Letska, L842 "Yetsunask" 10i 25xi  (QR: c2 i4 w2 s2).  At Slovenia.  Minimum Bid 10  GP.

MERCENARY COMPANY: Company of Khosrau, L654 "Ras al 'Kim" 2c 7i 12xi  (QR: c5 i3 w2 s3).  At Slovenia.  Minimum Bid 12  GP.

Phase I, Attacks against Aix and Cianodh (1148-1155)
Phase II, Burgundian Civil War (1156-1160)
Phase III, Romans invade Lorraine (1161-1165)
Phase IV, Teutonic Crusade (1166-1170)
Phase V, Hungaro-Roman War (1171-? )
    There were some skirmishes staged by the Hungarians but there was no great battle nor naval engagements.
Pro-Roman faction
Pro-Hungary faction
Castille (inactive) 
Sweden  (inactive)
Burgundy  (inactive)

     January- Prince Gilbert was wounded by a Roman spy.  His military preparations were cancelled.
    April-  King Stephen II rehired local mercenaries in Prague as well as the Letskans in Slovenia.  The Roman captain Titus Pompeius Mactator with 25 dromonds, 1 galley and 7 brigantines come to the coast of Slovenia.  They blockade Rijeka.  Baron Bob with about 16 ships departed from Schleswig heading north.
    August- Bob docks his ships at Itzehoe.
    September- Dom Eleanor arrived to Bavaria from Tyrol to begin an active mission to increase influence of the Celtic Church in Hungary.
     April-  The Meissen feudal vassals of Hungary, 6000 infantry and 5000 light cavalry stage a raid into Switzerland.  They were countered by the Roman I Legion (56,000 mixed cavalry, 500 knights and 5400 archer cohortsmen).
    MayHelmuth Hanco departed Riverhome in the Danube with  8 heavy transport ships.
    June- Baron Bob, now with 5 grosswehrschiffen, 5 nordgallerie, 7 cogs with 5000 archers on board and 4000 light cavalry departed Itzehoe.
    July- Hungarian King Stephen II returned to Slovenia and broke the Roman blockade of Rijeka with 100 warships.
    September- Wulfenstein surrendered to the Aachen Papacy forces: 8500 land troops and 2 warships in the Rhine.
    March- Hanco hired the Company of Khosrau in Paphlagonia.  Dom Eleanor established a ministry at Prague.  She was ignored by both the Magyar Kingdom courtiers and the Teutonic Church and she suceeds in attracting new followers over the next few years.
    April- Baron Bob raids Cornwall from the coast.  He sacks a celtic monastery there.  The English were caught aware of it.  No armies responded to the scene to stop the destruction of property.  The Meissen raid into Tyrol is aborted.  The Roman I Legion was in the way.
    May- The Hungarian Slovenian army fronted by King Stephen II advance into Verona.
    June- The Hungarians reputedly withdraw back into Slovenia with the appearance of the reaction army.
    July- Baron Bob docked at Wulfenstein, ending his reign of piracy.
    September- Hanco and the Company of Khosrau arrived at Rijeka.
    No activity.

Nordic Europe

Wotan, Fire in the North, King of Sweden
DIPLOMACY: Trondheim(t)
    Sweden watched the Baltic Sea for Hungar navies.  Aos made his way to Orkney by sea.  The Orkneys professed Celtic Christianity but had drunken revels every night.  Aos was satisfied with it but ran out of beer.  He went to Trondheim and played dice with the crusty fjord dwellers.
    MAP CHANGES: Valhalla to 4 GPv.  Halmstad is a 2 GPv city.

Stephen II, King of Hungary and Germany
DIPLOMACY: Meissen(ne)
   The Hungarians were unable to exploit their apparant advantage against the Romans because Prince Gilbert was injured.  His bodyguard was asleep on the job and was executed for his neglect.  The new chanceller Hamben visited Meissen but didn't have any grounds to change that relationship.  They got new troops and enjoyed their adventures in the Alps.

Fyodor, Duke of Poland
DIPLOMACY: Pomerania(nt), Prussia(f), Masuria(a)
    Fyodor sought peaceful trade contacts by building a port city on the Baltic.  The Kassubians under Jakov were rewarded for their effort with the control of the Prussian militia.  Janusz left his life at the court tent to expand influence in Mazovia.
    MAP CHANGES: Kaminsburg was built as Prussia's port to the Baltic Sea.
Magna Mater Agravaine Rapturous, Sister of Mary, Protector of the Innocent, Blessed of the Divine Light of Christ, Beloved of God in All His Glory
CONSECRATION: Anglia(ab), Sussex(mn), Wessex(ab), Dyffed(ab), Gwynned(ab)
    Epona's Highlanders took a defensive posture, expecting a possible Magyar naval attack against the Holy Cianodh.  Epona again denounced the Magyar King Stephen II.  In her charity she said that he had fallen under the spell of the corruption that is Aachen.  But her faithful knew him as a tyrant, the source of the misery of Europe.
    All groaned for another monastery (In Cornwall) was gutted.  Bold measures had to be taken.  Eleanor openly stepped into the Kingdom of Destruction and converted some to the true Chruch, softening hearts.  In 1177, Epona died of old age.  Her middle-age daughter, Agravaine, was invested with the full powers of the Mater.
    The loss of the Cornwall monastery made communication difficult with Spain and thence Rome.

Maell, Eriu Ri
        The Irish wrote poetry and sang songs.

Arnold, King of England
    The English built farm roads and hedges in Sussex.  The drunken army didn't expect trouble but some came when some Hun raiders ransacked Cornwall.  This caused a slight recession in the economy.
    MAP CHANGES: London was now 3 GPv.

Occidental Europe

Benjamin II, Bishop of Aix-La-Chapelle, Pope of the Catholic Church
DIPLOMACY: Brabant(ne)- CONSECRATION:  Bavaria(ab)
    The Papacy sent cash to the Magyars.  They also sent priests and missionaries to counter the influence of Cianodh.  They tried hard but made little ground.  They could only keep their noses to the grindstone.  Daryl went to Brabant in 1179 but found the inhabitants too Celtic to listen.  Schloss Wulfenstein was recaptured from the Romans.

Caesar Vergil III, Rex Latinorum, Dominum Lagobardium, Imperator Romanorum Occidentalis
DIPLOMACY: Apulia(fa)
    The Romans enjoyed a further humiliation from their savage enemies.  They had time to rebuild some of their legions and patrol their boundries.  Vergil II died in 1177.  His son, Vergil III, had long planned his own reign.  The Apulians degraded to feudal allied.

MERCENARY BAND: Landsknechts, 12ec  (QR: c6 i4 w4 s3).  At Slovenia.  Minimum Bid 10  GP.

MERCENARY BAND: Company of the Fox, led by L635 Otto Von Kralheidt 13hc 7xc  (QR: c6 i3 w2 s3).  At Savoy.  Minimum Bid 10  GP.

Korjulian, Rex Burgundus
    Heinric the Long Lived died in 1180.  He was 124.

Juan III, King of the Western Goths, Sovreign of Español
    Castille kept watch on their border for incursions.  The Burgundians were too weak and the Hungarians had bigger fish to fry.



Geran Steel, Jarl -Sachem of the Efulandish
DIPLOMACY: Eastern Cree(fa)
    There were some increased adherants of Odin in Sesquehanna but for the most part no change in that leadership.
    MAP CHANGES: Albany became cultivated.

Shoma, Chief of Illinois
DIPLOMACY: Saginaw(ne)
    Another cash payment came from Etowah to help the Illini equip their young, new braves.  Makum messed up in Saginaw and achieved no result there.  It really wasn't his fault that their chief's favorite dog was painted blue one night.

The Treemoss War
    After a century of harrassment by Ciboney, Maya and Emerald Mound, Fortress Etowah was finally breached by a combination of warriors from many nations.


10th Century 
    The Seminole Indians expand their influence throughout Florida and parts of the Caribbean.  Eventually, they fall to the armies of Etowah, Ciboney and Maya.
early 11th Century
    Diplomatic friction between Ciboney and Etowah.  Lucayo was a bone of contention.  Lucayo eventually joins Etowah.
    Lucayo revolts from Etowah.  Eventually Ciboney diplomats win this island.
    Rebellion in Creek.  Ciboney intregue was suspected.
    A rebellion in Catawba crushed.  More Ciboney intreque.
    The Maya-Etowah War.  Maya warriors land in Florida and are destroyed.  The Ciboney navy shut down Etowah maritime trade.
    Maya warriors attack Okawaha, again are destroyed.  Effective blockade of Etowah's coast enforced by the Ciboney Navy.
    Third Maya landing on Etowah's coast; again at Calusa.  They are destroyed by the Etowah home army.
    Ciboney ships continue their coastal patrol and raids.

     March- The Steward for the young Sachem Ushnak, Horn, moved new troops from Etowah to Savanah.  These men combine with Sly Fox's main reaction force.  The Ciboney navy sail from Constant along with much of their army and the Islands Warrior mercenaries.
    April-  The Natchez forces of Lokai, Kunglo plus the Kansa and Osage move to Chatot.
    July- The Ciboney navy warships and transports load up a great Maya at Tikal.  That army is generaled by Oceo.
    May-  The Ciboney marines, the Islands Warrior and Oceo's Great Maya army land at Chatot.  They join forces with the Emerald Mound armies.
    July- The combined armies of Maya, Ciboney and Natchez (246,000 men) enter Yamasee.  The Islands Warrior stay with their ships in Chatot.  Oceo of the Mayas was murdered by a stone knife weilder while he slept at night.
    August- Battle of Kennesaw Mountain I
        A grand but disorganized battle array presented themselves before the Etowah army which had just arrived to the scene.  On the invaders side were, 100,000 holpopob Maya warriors, 7500 pine engineers  and 50,000 mounted Tepoztopillican archers all now in disarray due to Oceo's death, the Ciboney general Yuppuchiuk with 20,000 club fighters and 5000 horse archers, the Emerald Mound IIIrd army with 5000 mounted bowmen, 9000 mounted swordsmen, The Emerald Mound IVth army of 2500 mounted swordsmen, 7500 armored warriors, 10,000 archers and 2500 sappers.  The defending line, well-defined with few breaking the ranks were 10,000 heavy cavalry, 10,000 light cavalry, 54,500 light infantry, 10,000 infantry, 62,500 light infantry and 1000 pioneers.  The Cherokee marched to the point of weakness of the invaders' formation - the Maya, were surrounded by the Natchez and Ciboney elements.  Still the Etowah formation held and extracted itself from the trap inflicting many casualties.  The battle was a bloody draw.  The Etowah lost their best general Horn and much of their shields, 50,500 men.  The invading forces lost 85,000 Maya infantry and all 7500 armored men from the Natchez IIIrd army.  Both sides licked their wounds and challenged each other for a rematch.
    September- Battle of Kennesaw Mountain II
        The new Etowah top general Sly Fox whipped his troops to an even tighter triangle formation and aimed for the left flank.  Yappuchiuk countered with several lucky charges which ate into the heart of the Cherokee archery battery.  But for all his luck, Yappuchiuk got shot by an arrow in his face, just below the eye.  He was dragged from the battleground.  It was another stalemate but costly to the Etowah.  The Etowah lost 62,000 men.  The survivors: 20,000 cavalry and 15,500 archers withdrew in good order abandoning Yamasee.  The attackers lost the 15,000 remaining Maya infantry, all 20,000 Ciboney infantry, 2500 Osage, 7500 Maya sappers and 9500 Etowah fighters.  50,000 Maya cavalry left Yamasee to go back to the beach of Chatot where they landed.  The 5000 Ciboney horsemen stayed at the battle site.  That left 44,000 Natchez to continue the invasion.
    October- Etowah was captured and burned by the Natchez and Kansa.  Ushnak was killed and the Etowah priestly class was deposed.
    June to August- The land of Yamasee was looted by the Emerald Mound Natchez forces.
    May- Skirmish of the Hundred Rivers
        Now with 41,000 troops (5000 mounted bowmen, 11,500 mounted swordsmen, 10,000 archers, 2500 pioneers, 7500 clubmen and 4500 Kansa warriors), the Natchez confront the now-Creek army of Chief Sly Fox, 35,500 men (20,000 mixed cavalry, 15,500 archers) who responded to the scene.  This time the Creek thrashed the Natchez hard.  Only 5000 light horsemen escaped.  The Kansa chief was killed (Kansa would revolt).  The Creek had lost only 4000 heavy cavalry.
    No activity.

Slyfox, Sachem of the Creek
    Sly Fox maintained control over all of Etowah's regions except Yamasee.
    MAP CHANGES: Cusabo grew to 4 GPv.  Etowah has been completely destroyed.

Genkadi, Son of the Sun
DIPLOMACY: Quapaw(fa)
    The Natchez joined with the Maya and Ciboney in collision to topple Etowah.  Their forces landed in Chatot and the army so assembled as able to drive the Etowah forces away.  They gutted Etowah and plundered the countryside of Yamasee bringing home much loot.  However the alliance fell apart when the Maya general was killed and the Ciboney general wounded.  The remaining forces tried Cheraw but were beaten up.  Those who lived through the battles fled back to Chatot.  Some troops guarded Texas.

Sikolla V, Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis
    The Ciboney war effort worked out with a well orchestrated plan, but Yappuchiuk's health stopped the advance at Yamasee.

MERCENARY BAND: Islands Warrior, 10hi 10w 10t  (QR: c0 i5 w4 s4).  At Chatot.  Minimum Bid 15  GP.

The Rocky Mountains

Ulsix, Grand Chieftain of Coos Bay
    Rumors came in that the Japanese were coming back in force.

DIPLOMACY: Chumash(c)
    The fearless leader with forces of his own went through Boojum lands and dealt with the Chumash for awhile.  Snake Slithers Through the Sea expanded his naval patrol area in the Gulf.
    MAP CHANGES: Some cities grew - Rilto (5 GPv) and West Pass (6).

Sierra Madre

Pan Lisom
    Oceo's army took a cruise on the Ciboney naval tours and were dumped off in the West Florida coast.  They marched inland and actually beat the Etowah reaction army at their own home.  As usual, almost all of them died.  50,000 light cavalry were stranded leaderless in Chatot.  A strange park fellow named Abbiyi was seen Maya.  He seemed bewildered.

Cord de Los Andes

Emperor-in-Jade, Juichen VII, Hawk King of Chanchan
Lord General, Ari, Warlord of Moche
    A group of priests meditated at Machu Picchu for years and finally a revalation in the form of a light being appeared before them.  She pointed out that even the gods were subject to the Laws of the Cosmos, and challenged them to inculcate goodness among the people.  For days afterwards, lights appeared in the sky and manna appeared on the ground.  Soon human sacrifice and the worship of Spider-Man was banned replaced with food offerings to the Sun and the Moon mother.  The religion of the South Americas became henceforth known as Sa-Lohe and was still denoted with the sign of the sun.  Lots of Moche's old leader died such as Parthl, Trixt, Joka and Emperor Juchen VI.  Emperor Juichen VII was installed as the head of the Arau-Eloiche temple at Elohim.  Ari was the new Warlord.
    MAP: Tumaco grew to 8 GPv.  A great wall was built on the north border of Guayami facing Boruca.

This Turn's Awards
Lord: Michael Magoon (Japan)
Vagabond: Skip Barton (Ibo)
Sly Dog: no clear winner

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