LORDS OF THE EARTH CAMPAIGN 11
1191 - 1195
The Time of Darkness, Cold, Hunger and DEATH!
In January 1191 a large comet passed very close to the Earth.
Astrologers were amazed by the show and the portents of such an event. Not two months later another comet passed even closer. Astrologers said such a combination of events was unheard of and must presage great events. May came and with it planting season but the ground was still frozen it wasn't till June that the weather was good enough to do the spring planting. The summer growing season was barely two months and always cloudy, crops were bad. Winter was long and cold with snow piled deep on the mountains and passes buried. 1192 was little better in fact the mountains might have been even worse due to the fact that hardly any of the massive snow pack melted during the short cold summer. 1193, 1194 and 1195 all saw some improvement in the weather it is hoped that in 1196 everything will be back to normal except it may take years for all the snow to melt in the mountains.
GM Notes: Yes your harvest sucks. For T#60 only all nations may sell agro at 2gp or 1nfp per agro.
All mountains cost +1ap for either ranges of regions above base cost
RULES IN USE 5.8.3
So if you don't have a copy either download them from the Throneworld site or order a paper copy from Thomas!
Any cultivated region can be colonized to 2gp by spending 15gp and 15nfp per level
Any or all of your support cost can be paid by nfp at 1nfp = 2gp
Recruitment A Merchant house, Open Nation, or Secret Empire may spend gp in 25gp blocks to attempt to get nfp for Megalithic Projects. Base amount is 1d6 -1 for open nations and -2 for SEs. Note to SEs zero or less nfp result may get you exposed.
I am using the Lords 17 combat system.
Note that the Combat values for Warships are what they are worth in land combat.
For Naval combat they are as follows:
HEW = 3
HW = 2
EW = 2.25
W = 1.5
XEW = 1.5
XW = 1
Troops on ships Elite Infantry any Type = 1.5
Regular Infantry any Type = 1
Inexperienced Infantry, All Cav, Siege, ART = 0.5
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.
The investigate location action is normally only done with a leader but I will allow you to do it with INTEL but realize two things. They aren't very good at it and if you get a leader death result you will lose a point of Ops Capacity.
To ease the transition all of you have had your ISD raised a point and auto rule is set but this won't last so get your houses in order.
Please take a look at the map in your area and let me know of any differences between it and what is on your stat sheet.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Because I don't like "Magic" Numbers I am using percentages for basically all bonuses i.e. normally for every 5 ap extra spent on an action you get a +1. Now each ap is worth +0.20. So 5ap still gets you +1 but instead of 4ap being useless it has an 80% chance of getting you a +1. Same basic system is used for gp bonuses.
Please check your city spacer codes and see if any are wrong. This will same me a lot of time since it needs to be checked and if I have to do all the countries it will take awhile
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 6I,7W,7S,7C
The Minomoto Shogunate
Minomoto no Bujinteru Shogun
Diplomacy: Kurils (t)
The Shogun was bored so he ordered Mando Kani and Bujingami to attack something, anything. So Mando decided they would go attack Brunei. So off they went and collected some troops and headed down to Brunei. Now being honorable men they decided that Mando would just attack the city with the ground forces and Bujingami would stay with the ships and take care of anyone trying to escape by sea. So Bujingami wiated at the entrance to Brunei with 500 odd ships and 30,000 odd men who weren't included in the attack while Mando and his 65,000 odd men waded ashore and prepared to assault Brunei. Waiting to meet them was Sulika II king of Brunei with 25,000 men and good walls. It was shaping up to be a bloody battle and Sulika had hopes of holding off the Japanese but unfortunately for him he had 2 major problems. One Mando was a much better commander than him and two the Japanese had managed to bribe every gate guard in the city to open all the gates at the same time. In one great rush the Japanese rolled over the city losing about 3,000 men but killing all the defenders but a few isolated towers on the wall who were quickly mopped up. Sulika threw himself from the walls rather than be captured by the Japanese. Mando went on to Sack and Burn the city and loot the countryside before heading home.
Port Cities were built around fortresses in Sakhalin, Takama, Kwajalein and
Miyazaki was expanded
Royal Roads were built from Hojo to Kobe and Sunto to Horigoye
The Tungus Kingdom of Po-Hai
Wer Jai King of Parhae
The Da Tang Empire
Luqe, "Ra Zong" 36th Tang Ruler, Emperor of The Middle Kingdom
The Following cities all increased one level
Yangchou, Linan, Nibai, Sanfong Shan, Kaifeng, Changyuan, Loyang, Wuling, Wuhan, Liuso, Hagen, Zhangniu, Wiangxou, Changan, Mucao and Singtai.
Massive Fortresses were built in Tsingfeng, Tonkin, Cheinnan, Kwangte, Hunan, Shangtung, Kiangsu, Wu Hai, Ordos, Yun, Bao Ding and Chilhi
Kweinchou was colonized to 2gp
Ordos was cultivated
Xong barely escaped with his life from a mob of angry peasants while nosing around Chang'An. He died shortly after returning
Shen came back from exploring Shensi with a wild and incomprehensible story.
Luque's Wife died in childbirth in 1195
The Serene Palace of the Greater Wheel
Bond-Zhia, Abbot Grandmaster of the Serene Palace, Bodhisattva of Chan Mahayana
Consecration:Churches Hsiang, Wuhan, Yangchou, Kaifeng, Changyuan, Loyang and
Monastery in Anhui
Ho Pei and Tang Shou both die this turn. The leadership of the Great Wheel have been dropping like flies lately.
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 7I,7W,6S,7C
Shilong, King of South Han
Jayavarman VII, Devaraja of Kambuja, Tenth Emperor of the Angkorean Dynasty, Avatar of Shiva
Kingdom of Brunei
Sri Sulika Sulu II, King of Borneo
Smacked about the head by Japan. Surprisingly the new King took over with no problems.
THE COMMERCIAL ENTERPRISE OF SRIVIJAYA (Malayi)
Sri Suryanarayana IV, God-CEO of Srivijaya, Inc.
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 7I,7W,6S,7C
Baiame, Master of the Great Dividing Range
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 6I,4W,7S,7C
THE KINGDOM OF BURMA
Barttholum, King of Burma
THE NOLAMBAVADI MANDALAM OF TANJORE
Maharaja of Tanjore
Royal roads were built from Andhra to Vengi and from Dravidia through Kerala to Malabar
Brakavi led 60,000 men on a raid of a warehouse complex in Sursuti. The warehouse seemed to have several subbasements and tunnels heading off in all directions. Brakavi seemed to know where most of the exits were and had troops posted at them. After a short battle everyone in the complex was killed or captured and the place burned to the ground. Bravaki then headed off to Madurai for a rest. He died shortly after returning home.
The cities of Vizianagaram, Kochi, Banavasi, Nellore, Polonarva and Konorak were all upgraded.
THE EMPIRE OF KHALISTAN
Darshan Singh, Maharaja of Khalistan, Warmaster of the Khalsa
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 6I,5W,7S,7C
BUYID EMIRAT OF SHIRAZ
Husani ad Dawla Sa'id (II) al Buya, Emir of Emirs, Pasha of Shiraz
Royal Roads were built from Khuzestan to Abadan and Fars to Laristan.
Other than that everyone waited to see what the Tavarhod would do.
Sa'id had 3 daughters and a son in the last 5 years.
Kawan once again decided to go have some fun with those everfunny guys in the civilized lands. So he headed down to Bactria raided and enslaved the province then sacked and enslaved the city. The he headed over to Jowzjanan and did the same thing. He was laughing so hard at the antics of the people of Merv trying to defend themselves, that he fell off his horse and broke his leg. Even this couldn't get him out of his good mood since he was planing on stoping here anyway. His main wife bore him twin sons in late 1195. Life was good. Many slaves, much gold a huge army and twin sons!
Map changes: Merv and Bukhara reduced to zero gp cities
Bactria and Jowzjanan reduced to zero gp provinces
Bactria is going steppe due to lack of people
On a side note a shaman of the Tavarhod announced that the spirits had contacted him with a message for the world. He said that the spirits would send 3 signs. Two great lights in the skies a month apart and 5 years of cold and hunger for the world and low these things came to pass and the Tavarhod were very impressed and listened to his message and followed his advice. He then followed the Tavarhod around and convinced the survivors in Bactria and Jowzjanan to follow his teachings. He then moved on to Tukharistan and convinced them to follow his teachings
Yes another Horde This one a wilderness group who have decided to find a warmer climate then northern Siberia. Shouldn't be too hard.
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 5I,5W,6S,7C
THE ABBASID CALIPHAT (Dar al Islam)
Al Mutawakkil III, Kalifat Rasul Allah, Commander of the Faithful
THE KARIMID SULTANATE OF ALEPPO
Udi ad Din Asad, Sultan of Aleppo
Sleeping. Had a visit from Sicily
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 5I,5W,6S,5C
THE MAKURIA KINGDOM OF NUBIA
Simon II, Negus of Nubia
THE MUSENGEZI OF GAMO-GOFA
Richard, King of Gamo-Gofa, Grand Master of the Rifts
Pasmade II, King of the Nampul, Lord Kurase
THE ZAMBEZI CONFEDERATION
Vonde II, President of the Confederation
Zar, Zed, Zon, Zos, Zet, Zyr, Zuk, Zax and Babwe?? a Zambezi city that isn't three letters starting with Z??? were all expanded. The Royal road from Karibe to Bartose was finished.
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 6I,5W,5S,4C
Ugoni, Ba King
Diplomacy: Etosha (f)
A new port city Ugondai was built in Villi. Mukenko, N'Basadi and Capelongo were all expanded
THE IBO KINGDOM OF THE BINI NATION
Lukenko, 16th Oba of the Ibo, Descendent of Oduduwa, Blessed of the Rainbow
Diplomacy: Garoua (a), Boama (fa)
Royal Roads were built from Benin to Douala, Ikego to Mandara and Kwarafara to Benue
The Cities of Boukambe, Djoleto, Wukari, Kwame, Kachingwe, Ndjamo, Lawino,
Abijan and Adwere were all expanded
Benue, Douala, Gurma, Ikego, Kwarafara, Mandar and Zaria were all colonized to 2gp
Lukenko's wife died in childbirth in 1193
Bantu died early in his diplomatic mission so didn't get much accomplished.
Zuluwesi died in 1194 of apparently natural causes
THE KINGDOM OF BURE OUAGADOU
The Ghana, Fali, King of Bure, Master of the Gold
Diplomacy: Bani (fa), Dogamba (a), Garou (f), Irigui (a), Zerma (f)
Two massive river dredging operations were undertaken. One to make the Niger navigable up to Bambuk in Boure and the other to deepen the Senegal so traffic can move up it to Kimtampo in Galam.
The capital was moved to Pullam in Segu and then a fortress was built there the city expanded around it and walls built for both the fortress and city.
Zonka was granted the region of Marampa as feudal domain. Plans to do the same with Kebar were foiled when he died.
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 7I,7W,7S,6C
THE NAFA WIZARAT OF ID
Ala' ad-Din Rex, Wizare al Id, Regent for the Emirat of Almaghreb and Alandalus
Diplomacy:Lybia (nt), Aguin (f)
Several agents from the Sicilian Intelligence Bureau were captured while trying to infiltrate various government agencies. Ala' ad-Din was already to mobilize the army over this flagrant attack when he was informed that several of the operatives he had sent to do infiltration work in Sicily hadn't returned. This along with the failure of his attempt to steal the Castilian Treasury put Ala' ad-Din in a bad mood. Birth of twins, a boy and a girl, to his son Pedro improved his mood. It’s always nice to see your line continuing.
Royal Roads were built from Adalusia to Granada, Talavera to Saragoza and Andalusia to Extremadura.
Extramadura, Salamanca and Arguin were all colonized to 2gp
All cities were expanded and new cities were founded in Granada and Zaragoza
AL AGHLABID EMIRAT AS SICILY
Jamal, Amir al Balerum
Diplomacy: Aleppo (a) Yes the country.
Jamal and every other leader of the nation headed off to Antioch to discuss the joining of the two countries. He arrived with many gifts and everyone seemed just right, every word spoken was just right The marriage was a great success and in the end an alliance was formed between the two countries.
On a side note the Canary Islands were colonized and Tennerife expanded
Then there was the intelligence fun with Nafa (see Nafa)
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 5I,6W,4S,6C
THE KRITIC EXARCHATE OF GREECE
Justinian, Exarch of Crete, Basileus of the Greeks
Diplomacy: Pontus (ne), Constantinople (AW)
Justinian's Wife died in childbirth in 1192 (a lot of that going around this turn.) Zemarchos managed to really piss the city fathers of Constantinople off.
Naxos, Corinth, Rhodonis and Pelles all expanded a level.
The city-state defies the Greeks
THE PECHNEG KHAGANATE OF LEVEDIA
Baran, Khagan of Levedia
Diplomacy: Pereaslavl (ea)
Baran Died in 1192 to be replaced by a new Khan.
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 6I,5W,4S,5C Leader AOS - 6A6
THE OSTIG KINGDOM OF SWEDEN
Halfdane, Fire in the North, King of Sweden
Diplomacy: Trondheim (f), Hordaland (f), Orkney (ne)
Halmstad was expanded and the army waited for any attacks to come. None did. The Hordaland ally was given the king’s daughter's hand in marriage and made a prince of the realm.
Wotan died in 1193. Aos who didn't like Halfdane headed off to be a Merc and Opland left their tributary agreement and the claim to Romsdal was lost. (GM note. Why can't I have DF's like this? No I have to lose 4 or 5 regions when I DF. Sigh)
THE MAGYARORSZAGH KINGDOM OF HUNGARY
Gorden, King of Hungary and Germany
Diplomacy: Lorraine (f), Brabant (ne)
Wein, Aalborg, Rijeka and Leipzig all grew.
Podravina was colonized to 2gp
The Heir Emeric III married the Daughter of the ruler of Lorraine who then joined the nation fully the daughter then died in childbirth a year later.
THE POLISH ALLIANCE
Tadeusz, Duke of Poland
THE SAXON KINGDOM OF ENGLAND
Arnold, King of England
London, Penzance and Portsmouth were all upgraded and a massive reorganization of the army was conducted. Aaron's wife died in childbirth in 1194
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 6I,4W,5S,7C
THE ROMAN EMPIRE
Caesar Vergil III, Rex Latinorum, Dominum Lagobardium, Imperator Romanorum Occidentalis
Diplomacy: Apulia (f), Campania (f)
Locri Epizephyrii was built in Calabia on the Ionian Sea
Vergil III died along with 2 other leaders but Vergil IV took over with no problems. Vergil IV had a son in 1191 but lost his wife in child birth in 1194 (yet another one.)
THE KINGDOM OF BURGUNDY
Korjulian, Rex Burgundus
THE VISIGOTHIC KINGDOM OF CASTILLE
Juan III, King of the Western Goths, Sovreign of Español
A massive outbreak of plague seeps through the country gutting every city, army and merchant fleet. Lisba in Portugal and Sagunto in Valencia also had small outbreaks.
GM NOTE For the next few turns your troops, leaders, etc. will be a little reluctant to enter Castille. Nobody wants to go anywhere near the plague.
The New Catholic Church
Consecrations: Monasteries Connaught and Ulster.
Churches: Stabiae, Calabria, Locri Epizephryii, Castrum Novum, Fanum Fortunae, Aquilea, Mediolanium, Cremonae, Provence, Nice, Genuae, Pisae, Swabia, Lorrnach, Bavaria, Bohemia, Burgundy, Basel, Champagne, Chalons, Brabant, Flanders, Dieppe, Paris, Maine, Holland, Hesse, Alsace, Franconia and Freisland.
Patricia and the gang went on wide ranging tours and established many new churches.
Patricia's Trip through the lands of Castille was cut short due to the plague
mordant just was not very successful taking a long time to get the church in
Swabia started and failing in Austria and Thuringa.
Ambrosius decided that he wasn't going to head into Castille and risk the plague instead she decided to spend some time in Connaught before moving on to Ulster.
Pasqwal also added some detours to his route to avoid the Castilian areas.
THE NEW WORLD
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 6I,5W,5S,5C Merc Leader 669
THE VIKING COMMONWEALTH OF EFULAND
Geran Steel, Jarl-Sachem of the Efulandish
Missionaries were sent into Eastern Cree and laughed out of the place. A son was born to Geran in 1191 his wife died in Childbirth in 1192. Geran decided to take some time off from the wars after last turns failures.
THE ILLINI NATIONS
Another With No Name, Chief of Illinois
THE FEDERATION OF CREEK
Running Bear, Sachem of the Creek
Things were not going well for the Creek. Last cycle it was the Efulanders and the Emeralds this it was the Mayans and the Ciboney. Sly Fox was waiting around to see what bad news would occur and it didn't take long in the middle of 1191 White Eagle died to be replaced by Running Bear. Then in early 1193 word was brought of the invasion by the Mayans. So off Sly Fox went with his army and Running Bear. In the Short battle that followed Sly Fox was killed. Running Bear decided that since there were no living relations of Sly Fox that he would have to lead the Creek now. Realizing that with all his neighbors attacking him he could not hold out he decided that the Creek must leave and find a new homeland. So he gathered up all the people of Timuca then headed up into Okawaha, Creek and Santee to do the same before heading west.
THE SECT OF EMERALD MOUND (Natchez)
Luis, Son of the Sun
Genkadi died at the start of 1192, which started a large fight over the crown. Fortunately for Luis his son Davis supported him and they were able to keep control of the Army. Fishhawk, Kung Lo and Tanis all died in the brief fighting in the capital. Lo Kai left for other places. Meanwhile Atakapa, Caddo, Chitimacha, Kansa, Onate and Yamasee all rebelled.
THE CARIB CIBONEY
Sikolla V, Heir to the Kingdom of Atlantis
Sikolla decided to join in the general game of beat on the Creek and sent 3 forces out to raid and conquer. Force number 1 under Ozu-roy with 30 ships was sent to raid the northern Creek areas. First stop was Chowan where a rather capable local army commander stymied the whole raid. The next stop was Catwaba which went very well. Then it was off to Santee, which went ok and he headed home. Force number 2 was lead by White Seahorse with 40 ships and was sent to raid the central coast of the Creek. The first stop was Creek itself and since Sly Fox and the army had just left to halt the Mayan invasion there was no one to stop them and they had a very good raid. Then it was off to Okawaha and this raid also went well and then it was off to home to split up the loot. Force number 3 was lead by Red Horshoby and consisted of 80 ships and 35,000 men which joined up with the Mayans to try and take some land from the Creek (See Maya)
Aruba was colonized
THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 6I,5W,5S,5C
THE ALSEAN EMPIRE
Ulsix, Grand Chieftain of Coos Bay
THE MOGOLLON CRYPT KEEPERS
Diplomacy: Chumash(f), Concho(ne)
Rough Bluff sent Ridgewalker off to help defend Emerald Mound territory.
A great wall was finished on the Tamaulipec - Haustec border
Another was started on the Tahue - Cora Border
A small earthquake leveled most of Yucca in Yuma
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 6I,5W,5S,5C
THE MAYA KINGDOM OF TIKAL
Pan Li sent Chi Ka Wa and Chi In Wa off to conquer new lands. First stop was
Calusa, celebrating their new independence from Creek when Chi Ka Wa showed
up with 85,000 men and Chi In Wa with 140 ships. Needless to say it was a short
celebration Chi Ka Wa then took the
abandonned city of Key Largo. Boy was that Hard!
Chi Ka Wa then moved into Timuca where Sly Fox and Running Bear. In a short
sharp battle the Mayan morale broke and Chi Ka Wa retreated back to Calusa leaving
over 10,000 dead behind. After a short time to get things reorganized he headed
back to Timuca since by his count the Creek couldn't have more than 20,000 men
left and he still had close to 70,000 plus another
35,000 Cibonese who had arrived during his retreat. So they decided to join up and go kill some Creek. Into Timuca they went and nobody was there! No army, no people, nothing! They then headed up into Okawaha and finding no one there either headed up into Creek but it was empty too. Where had the Creek gone?
They rested in Creek and pondered. Shortly before the end of 1194 Chi In Wa died.
Back at home many Royal Roads were built and Teloloapan, Coban and Managua were all expanded.
CORD DE LOS ANDES
Merc Pool 8i,4c,4s,4w,4t AQRs 6I,5W,5S,5C
THE HAWK EMPIRE OF MOCHE
Emperor-in-Jade, Juichen VII, Hawk King of Chanchan, Warlord of Moche
Royal Roads were built from Moche to Wairajikira and Chavin to Ataura.
A Fortress was built in Cayapa and the city of Tumaco expanded around it.
Some missionaries were sent to Aburra and met with some success.
In sad news Juichen's Wife died in childbirth early in 1192.