Lords of the Earth, Campaign Lords 12


1046-1050 A.D.


Northern Europe

MERCENARY POOL:   5c,5i,2s,5w
MERCENARY AQRS:  c3,i5,s3,w5

Jarldom of Denmark (Viborg in Denmark)

(Roman Catholic Seafaring Open Empire)
Diplomacy:  Agder (t), Danzig (pt)

Cnute, though in his 5th decade, was still full of zeal for war. He lead his fleet out into the Baltic. They attacked the slavic tribes along the head waters of the Vistula in Danzig. Though the slavs paid nominal tribute to the King of Poland the Poles of late had been down on their luck and the Polish King did not come out to contest Cnute's invasion. The men of Danzig agreed to pay tribute and Cnute returned to Viborg.

Kingdom of Albion (London in Sussex)

(Roman Catholic Civilized Open Empire)
Wulfgar, King of Albion

The Kingdom of Scotland (Edinburgh in Lothian)

(Roman Catholic Civilized Open Empire)
William II, King of the Scots
Diplomacy: Strathclyde (-> t)

Duke Angus of Strathclyde passed away from a winter cold, as old men tend to do. The Duke's heir decided a full alliance with the Scots was not in his best interest, but he agreed to continue to pay tribute.

Prince William over saw collecting the realms taxes and day to day affairs. His wife, Morgaine of the Shetlands, gave birth to a son in 1048, but when she died trying to give birth again in 1050. Princess Mary preached the word of God to the heathens in the shetlands and won some converts to christ.

Western Europe



MERCENARY POOL:   3c,6i,0s,3w 12c,20i,5s,10w
MERCENARY AQRS:  c5,i4,s3,w4 c5,i4,s3,w4

The Norman Kingdom of Italy ( Naples in Campania )
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(Roman Catholic Civilized Open Empire)
Tancred, King of Normans and Romans
Diplomacy: Provence (ne), Ravenna (nt)

1046: King William Rufus, hearing of the truculent attitude displayed toward his brother, marches north into Liguria to assert his authority as King over all of Italy. The Ligurian nobles resist but are easily defeated with minimal Norman loss and Liguria is pacified by years end.

In the east at Constantinople another sovereign in his anger is sending men to war to avenge a slight. The Legions of Rome began to be assembled and the navy prepared to carry them west. Emperor Phocas gives orders to his generals "Teach the Duke, for he is a mere Duke after all, of the Normans that an attack on the Orthodox Church is an attack on Roman Empire."

1047: With Liguria pacified Norman colonist arrive and King William Rufus orders the lands of the nobility and merchant classes siezed and turned over to normans. This provokes an uprising by the remaining nobility and much of the gentry. The rebellion is quickly crushed, but King William spends the rest of the year hunting down rebels and making sure his policy is implimented and the Normans established on the best lands and holdings. The uprising was accompanied by a messanger who arrived to tell the King that his brother, and heir, Henry de Angevin had died of a fever in May.

The Roman fleet ferries in two waves the Roman army into Greece at Pylos where they take on supplies and prepare for the crossing to Italy.

1048: By April things are settled in Liguria and King William starts south in May. In June he is in Latium when news reaches him of a landing of a Roman army in Calabria. King William hurries south to confront the invaders. The Romans looted the Catholic abbey and were looting the rest of the region when the Norman arrmy came upon them. The Normans had 10,000 men, mostly infantry against the Romans 9,000. Both sides had superb leadership and the Normans had the advantage of catching the Romans a bit off guard in the midst of looting. The Romans were able to gather their army back together at the Norman armies approach but this result in the Normans forcing the Romans into battle before they were ready, and on the ground of the Normans choosing. But the Romans were much better armed, and their training was superior to the Norman armies. In a bloody day of fighting neither side was able to break the other, but the Norman infantry paid dearly against the heavy cavalry of the Romans. As night fell the Roman army marched south in the darkness. In the morning King William ordered a pursuit "chase them to ground! Do not let them escape to their ships!". But the Romans were not retreating to their ships, only falling back a half a days march to better ground. The Normans attacked in late afternoon and this time the prepared Roman army butchered the Normans. Every attack was repulsed, King William Rufus fell in the thick of the battle as did the Norman Lord Jordan. This left a wounded Lord Hugh de Roncesavelles to gather the remains of the army and fall back into Campania. The two days of fighting cost the Normans 8,800 casualties, the Romans lost 2,400 men.

In Naples Prince Tancred was crowned King. The Prince had been in the midst of unfruitful talks in Provence when he rushed south on the news of the King's death.

1049: The Romans did not push north to Naples or even attack any other Norman lands. Content with punishing the upstart Duke they destroyed the Catholic holdings in Calabria and then looted the region. In May a second army was landed bringing reinforcements that were unneeded. In August  part of the army was loaded on ships and started for Pylos.

1050: The Romans pulled their army out as the troops loaded on ships were unloaded in Pylos then the fleet returned to load the remaining force.

The Principality of Catalonia ( Barcelona in Catalonia )

(Roman Catholic Seafaring Open Empire)
Domenico I Orseolo, Duke of Venice, Prince of Catalonia, Count of Barcelona

open for a player!

Kingdom of France

(Roman Catholic Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy: Catalonia (ne)

King Henri returned to Paris and took up over seeing the day to day affairs of the realm. Prince Jean-claude and Lord Augustine were dispatched to Barcelona to try and arrange a treaty to unify Catalonia and France. Duke Domenico listened politely but rebuffed any suggestion that Catalonia join France.

In Andalusia Lord Marius ordered all mosques closed and the worship of Allah forbidden. A brief revolt was brutally put down.

The Holy Roman Empire

(Roman Catholic Civilized Open Empire)
Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor, King of Germany, Italy and Burgundy, Duke of Saxony, Servant of the Apostles.
Diplomacy: Friesland (t), Switzerland (p)

Prince Lothair and Lord Balder took the army south and up into Switzerland. The local barons tried to resist, but were crushed when brought to battle. Lothair left a large garrison and returned to Alsace.

Baron Wilhelm of Aachon passed away from a fever. In his will he left his lands to Otto IV, Aachen became fully part of the Empire.

The Roman Catholic Papacy

(Roman Catholic Civilized Religious Primacy)
John XVII,

Papal craftsman and clergy were dispatched into Magyarskorzag. The cities of Pecs and Pest saw a significant number of arrivals from the Catholic church in particular. Along the coast of africa a city, with the permission of the realm, was built in Gambia. The Pope hoped this would be a good starting point for conversion of those heathen peoples.

The holy father announced the beafication of Duke Robert. The church is investigating further for signs of miracles in the blessed Duke's life.


Eastern Europe

MERCENARY POOL:   5c,10i,2s,5w
MERCENARY AQRS:  c2,i5,s2,w3

Kievian Rus

(Eastern Orthodox Civilized Open Empire)
Yaroslav, Czar of the Rus
Diplomacy: Kirivitch (f)

Yaroslav and Lord Andre were able to convince the Boyars of Kirivitch to fully accept the Czar's authority. Kirivitch also became fully cultivated as farms were cleared across the land.

Kingdom of Poland (Warszawa in Poland)

(Roman Catholic Civilized Open Empire)

open for a player!


(Roman Catholic Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy: Carinthia (nt), Austria (t), Vienna (ne)

Old prince Imre negotiated with the Austrians and the nobles in Vienna in an attempt to bring them into closer ties with his nephew, the King. King Boris meanwhile made sure the taxes were collected and the day to day affairs at court were handled. He raised up his eldest son, Arpad, and named him heir.

The Eastern Orthodox Church

(Eastern Orthodox Civilized Religious Primacy)


The Roman Empire ( Constantinople in Constantinople )

(Eastern Orthodox Civilized Open Empire)
Phocas I,

Furious with Norman actions against the Orthodox church in Italy the Emperor sends orders for a reprisal (see Norman Italy)

The Kingdom of Bulgaria (Sofia in Bulgaria)

(Eastern Orthodox Civilized Open Empire)
Samuil, Tsar of the Bulgars

open for a player!

Volga Bulgar

(Asiatic Pagan Nomadic Open Empire)
Kubrat, Khan of the Bulgars
Diplomacy: Suvar (t), Saksiny (f)

The Volga host swept down the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea once more. Into the heart of Turkman they brought terror and death. The local army was routed and then the villages and towns of the land were enslaved. The people then were marched north in bondage as the Bulgar raided and plundered the sparse lands around on their way back north.


Middle East

MERCENARY POOL:   12c,20i,5s,5w
MERCENARY AQRS:  c6,i5,s5,w3

The Seljuk Turks

(Sunni Islam Nomadic Open Empire)
Diplomacy: Mansura (hm), Faiyum (f)

The Suljuks settle at last. They displace arab land holders in Mansura and Faiyum. In addition they build the city of Khujand on the ruins of Alexandria. In Mansura they build the city of Kilijan, in honor of Arslan's father.

The Khazar Khanate ( Isfahan in Persia   )

(Asiatic Pagan  Nomadic Open Empire)
Quterkin, Khan of the Khazar
Diplomacy: Ahvaz (p), Susa (p), Abadan (p), Basra (p), Hahmar (p), Mesopotamia (p), Diyala (p)

Quterkin had hammered the Persians into submission now he was determined to destroy Basra, the last of the Afghan dynasties still around. The Basrans had never been able to quite solidify their hold in the fertile crescent and they ruled uneasily. So when the Khazars poured across their eastern border the situation looked grim for Fasad. The Khazar host brought the Basrans to battle outside of Susa, in a lopsided affair the Basran army was routed with nearly 8,400 dead (over 3/4 their entire army. The Khazar lost a mere 3,000. Susa was leaderless with almost no defense and soon surrender after a brief period of siege. The Khazar then crossed the Tigris and smashed the last vestige of Basran resistence before taking Basra in a siege (they had hired mercenary siege troops). Fasad and his house perished and the Basran dynasty came to a end. With the Basrans defeated it was a easy matter for Quterkin to take Hahmar, Mesopotamia and Diyala.

The Emirate of Basra ( Basra in Abadan   )

(Shi'a Islam Civilized Open Empire)
Fasad I, Emir of Basra


The Emirate of Sheba

(Sunni Islam Civilized Open Empire)
Khalid, Emir of Sheba
Diplomacy: Asir (nt), Oman (nt)

Emir Khalid remained in Sa'na while he sent out his son to Oman, and Lord Hakim to Asir. It was important to win the friendship of the other arab tribes in the area if Sheba was to ever grow in power. Lord Iskandar sailed down the African coast and his sailers raided the coastal villages in Brava for slaves before returning to Sa'na.


North Africa

MERCENARY AQRS:  c0,i5,s0,w0

Norman Mauritania ( New Uppsala in Morroco )

(Roman Catholic Seafaring Open Empire)
Olaf II, Norman Duke of Africa
Diplomacy: Zirid (+6yfc)

Olaf ordered the rebuilding of Agadir. He also tried to soothe relations with the conqured tribes in Zirid.

West Africa

MERCENARY AQRS:  c0,i5,s0,w0

Kingdom of Aouquar

(African Pagan Civilized Open Empire)
Mombega, Soninke Kaya of Aouquar and Ghanas Ouagadou
Diplomacy: Dunpug (a)

The King focused his efforts on counting the people of his realm and then ensuring an alliance was reached with Dunpug. Prince Gane, the heir, died after a long and painful fight with illness. Prince Majan became heir. Lord Tunka Menin married, Dehanna Cisse, the King's sister and became a prince of the realm.

Kingdom of Songhai

(African Pagan Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy: Dogamba (f), Bani (t)

Prince Kumbayal, the heir, traveled to Dogamba and married as part of his father's efforts to bring Dogamba fully into the Kingdom. At home the capital city was expanded, as was the port of Accra in Akan.

The Hausa States

(African Pagan Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy: Kreda (nt), Jos (ea)

open for a player!

The Kingdom of Ife

(African Pagan Civilized Open Empire)
Aren ,

open for a player!

The Kingdom of Kanem-Bornu

(African Pagan Civilized Open Empire)
Timba, the bloody hand
Diplomacy:  Kreda (nt), Jos (ea)

The King traveled to Jos and oversaw the nations laborers as they cleared land and cut woods. The land was nearly fully cultivated by these efforts. Prince Wayloon was declared heir and given his proper responsibilities.

The Kingdom of Benin

(African Pagan Civilized Open Empire)

open for a player!

East Africa

MERCENARY POOL:   5c,5i,0s,5w
MERCENARY AQRS:  c4,i4,s0,w4

Emirate of Zeila

(Sunni Islam Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy: none

The Emir spent his days trying to teach the folks in Shoa the ways of Allah and the prophet Mohammed. Some converts were won over, but not many.

Kingdom of Zagwe ( Adefa in Sennar )

(Coptic Christian Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy: none

Life in Zagwe was quiet and peaceful. The King ordered some garrisons moved about, but other than that the King just concerned himself with making sure the realm ran smoothly and the taxes were collected.

South Africa

MERCENARY AQRS:  c0,i5,s0,w5

Zanzibar - 5i

Eimirate of Zanzibar  ( Zanzibar in Zanzibar )

(Sunni Islam Civilized Open Empire)
Raschid, Emir of Zanzibar
Diplomacy: Nguni (p then enslaved)

Emir Raschid sent off Lord Sharriff Hamad with the fleet and troops, they hired mercenaries from the tribes along the southern coasts of africa. The tribes were more than willing to hire on as mercenaries to attack neighboring tribes. The Nguni were the unfortunate victims of this action. After a brief, bute futile, fight they were subjigated and then enslaved. Their ships loaded, they sailed back to Zanzibar.

At home in Zanzibar the Emir tutored his eldest son. Raschid was pleased with his sons learning and the boy, Majid, was recognized as Raschid's heir and given authority in the realm.

Zulu Empire ( Great Zimbabwe in Rozwi )

(African Pagan Civilized Open Empire)


Central Asia

MERCENARY POOL:   12c,9xc,6i

The Kingdom of Tibet ( Lhasa in Tibet )

(Buddhist Civilized Open Empire)
Sonam Gyatsu,



MERCENARY POOL:   5c,10i,5s,5w
MERCENARY AQRS:  c6,i5,s5,w2

Uttar Pradesh - 5c,10i,5s

Kingdom of Chola

(Hinduism Civilized Open Empire)
Kalidas I,
Diplomacy: Nagpur (nt)

Perhaps in an attempt to take the city away from the rivals and prevent a war, the Cholans sent a deligation to Nagpur and a marriage to the crown prince was arranged. The city abandoned its relationship with Maghada and gave its support to Chola. But if the Cholan King hoped this would prevent war he was dissapointed as the north flaired into war once again.

Rajputate of Dahala

(Hinduism Civilized Open Empire)
Dahala King,


Rajputate of Maghada

(Hinduism Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy: Rajput (p)

War was coming, the King gathered his army and called up his feudal levies and marched west (see Uttar Pradesh)

Rajputate of Punjab

(Hinduism Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy: Tarain (+3yfc), Delhi (ne)

King Vardhana sent his son, prince Murali, off to aid his allies in Uttar Pradesh in their attack on Maghada (see Uttar Pradesh). The King became ill shortly after the army departed and soon died. Prince Rama, the heir, took the throne without challenge.

Rajputate of Uttar Pradesh
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(Hinduism Civilized Open Empire)

The King and his Punjabi allies gathered their forces and marched east to challenge Maghada. As they crossed the border into Jaunpor they met the Maghadan army, which had been mustering as well. The allies had about 35,000 men, the men of Maghada (including their feudal levies) were about 28,000 men. Both sides had excellent leadership but things went the way of Maghada. Early in the battle Prince Murali of Punjab, the allies primary leader, was killed. The allied battle plan fell apart and they fled the field leaving over 10,000 dead, Maghadan losses were just over half that. The Allied forces retreated into Rajput and the Maghadans gave chase. In Rajput another hard fought battle occured. With their best leadership dead the allied forces were beaten again. This time with 7,800 dead, the Maghadans lost about 4,000. But the Maghadan King, Dattatreya, was wounded. The allied force fell back into Uttar Pradesh and its heavy fortifications. The Maghadans did not press the attack, with their King seriously wounded and their casualties they decided it was not the time to press into heavily fortified Uttar Pradesh. They solidified their hold on Rajput and regrouped.

The Rajputate of Anhivarta

(Hinduism Civilized Open Empire)


South East Asia






Khemer Empire (Angkor Wat in Khemer)

(Hinduism Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy:  Annam (+6yfc), Thaton (p), Rangoo (p)

Despite Prince Phan Bac dying mid way through the negotiations, relations with Annam improved somewhat. The King meanwhile sent the army south. They moved to Mon and then thrust up into Thaton. The feudal army there tried to fight but was easily crushed. The army then pressed on into Pegu. The Burmese had a garrison present but it was outnumbered and leaderless and easily destroyed. Rangoo was unwalled and undefended and was occupied without effort or the need of the Khemer navy that had arrived to blockade the harbor if needed. General Chenla's victory over the Burmese would be his last however for the general grew ill and died of a fever shortly after occupying Rangoo.

The Kingdom of Burma

(Buddhist Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy: none

King Buthravarman and Lord Um Talot traveled to Assam. This Burmese realm stubbornly continued to cling to Hinduism. The King and his men tried to teach the people about Buddha. They had some converts, about 1 in 10 of the population was not Buddhist.

But while the King focused his mind of things of the spirit the Khemer came for blood (see Khemer)

Kingdom of Moluccas

(Oceanic Pagan Seafaring Open Empire)
Diplomacy: Marianas (f), Nan Matol (ea-> t)

The Marianas pledged their full loyalty to the crown, but in Nan Matol that people became slightly more concerned about relations with the crown when Lord Butang died during negotiations. This was seen as a bad omen from the gods. At home King Kupang appointed his wife heir over his brother Buru. This caused some tension and many wondered at the King's wisdom.

Srivijayan Empire ( Sirivjaya in Palembang )

(Hinduism Civilized Open Empire)
Chulamanivarnam II, 
Diplomacy: Kediri (nt)

The Srivijayan's continued to expand their empire peacefully. In addition gold continued to be sent to help the Moluccans.

China & Manchuria

MERCENARY POOL:   10c,10i,5s,5w
MERCENARY AQRS:  c5,i6,s5,w3

The Kingdom of Korea

(Buddhist Civilized Open Empire)

open for a player!

The Empire of the Sung

(Buddhist Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy:  Taiping (f), Kiangsu (f), Chekiang (ne), Hupei (f)

The Sung were builders, and Emperor Kao Ning had built more than those before him. His efforts to unite the Empire peacefully were paying off as well. All in all the Emperor could be said to have ruled well. He passed away at the age of 43 from illness.He would be remembered as a good ruler by the realm. His brother Kin-Pei took the throne as Emperor.  

The Kingdom of Nan Chao

(Buddhist Civilized Open Empire)
Nanchao King,

open for a player!

The Liao Kingdom

(Buddhist Civilized Open Empire)
Chou Yen,
Diplomacy: Kin (fa), Hsuing'nu (t)

Sheng-tsung passed away at the age of 77. His son Chou Yen was proclaimed King. The Liao lords Aman-Ling Shen and Chin Huang continued to work to try and unite the nomadic tribes and increase their loyalty to the crown.

The Kingdom of Hsi-Hsia

(Buddhist Civilized Open Empire)
Li Te-ming,

open for a player!


MERCENARY POOL:   5c,5i,5s,5w
MERCENARY AQRS:  c4,i5,s5,w4

Dai Nippon Teikoku
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(Shinto Civilized Open Empire)
Hojo Miro,



New World


CAV count has begun in the New world, it will be complete on Turn 30.

North America

MERCENARY POOL:   5i,5s,5w

The Athapascan Empire ( Heinmot in Yakima )

(North Amerind Civilized Open Empire)

The Kingdom of the Anasazi ( Chaco in Anasazi )

(North Amerind Civilized Open Empire)

The Caddo Empire ( Ayoel in Atakapa )

(North Amerind Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy: Okmulgee (ne)

Despite an arranged marriage to the Empire's heir, the stubborn people of Okmulgee refused to accept any closer ties to the realm. Out on the western frontier the King dispatched ranger units to occupy and explore the open wilderness of the plains and into the mountains.

The Confederacy of Appalachia ( Kolomoki in Yamasee )

(North Amerind Renaissance Open Empire)
Diplomacy: Galacia (nt), Mahidia (t), Man (nt)

The Appalachians continued to negotiate for position in europe amongst the barbarians. Trade began to flow and horses were imported into the americas.

The Michigamea Federation ( Cahokia in Michigamea )

(North Amerind Civilized Open Empire)
Diplomacy: Illinois (f)

Diplomacy proved fruitful and the Queen's people joined fully with the realm. Out on the plains the land was cleared and cultivated in Dakota and Oto.

Central America

MERCENARY POOL:   5i,5s,5w

The Toltec Empire ( Tula in Otomi )

(Mesoamerind Renaissance Open Empire)
Huemac, Sun Lord of the West, Emperor of the Toltecs, Defender of the True Faith
Diplomacy: Lenca (f), Tahue (a)

Urbanization continued to be a huge priority in the Empire and city expansion continued across the realm. Across the sea Mixcoatl landed troops and colonist in the ruins of Lisbon. They rounded up the straglers, vagrants, and refugees living in the ruins and sacrificed them all to Quetzacoatl. The blood filled the town center, what was formally the trade district. With the proper sacrifices given the construction was begun and the new city named Toltecayotl.

South America

MERCENARY POOL:   5i,5s,5w

The Hegomony of the Huari ( Huari in Ataura )

(South Amerind Renaissance Open Empire)
Diplomacy: Coquimbo (a)

Diplomacy plans with the Appalachians fell through when the Appalachians discovered that their plans to share ports for trade were impractical. At home the Huari convintued to develop their lands agricultural output to support a larger population.