Lords of the Earth
Anno Domini 1176 - 1180
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Taira Tankokazu, Daimyo of Kwanto, Shogun of
Diplomacy Tottori, in Shimane (+2YfC)
Two new ports were built, Nagaoka, in Nigata and Hakkura-jima on Cheju-do. Other Tiara activities were hampered by the death of just about every leader they had, including the Shogun himself, who got an arrow in the brain while conquering
Rokaku III, Lord of the
Trade was opened up with
In other events, Buku Sulat grew to size 6 and Wahai and
Nang Ha, Beloved of Ganesha
Taree II, Prince of Maree
A quiet turn, Yarram, Kurrara and Nambour all grew to size 7. Life in the Dreamtime is good.
Ghorgon, King of the
PWB development on the
Chao the Grim, King of Shan’si, Watcher of the
Work on the Great Jade Buddha was completed to the amazement of all. Thousands of pilgrims flocked to the new site. In other events, Morning Calm and New Inchon increased to size 3 and the postal road between Koguryo and Silla was completed.
Cao Shen Han, King of
Various projects continued or were completed. Among the latter were:
1) A sea wall in Yen facing the
2) Great wall segments between Hupei and Kiangsi, Chekiang and Kiangsi and segments between
3) A royal road link between Fukian and
4) Work also began on wall segments on the borders of Om’chu and Pat’ang (in case the Tibetan barbarians got uppity) as well as another segment between Taiping and
5) weren’t even remotely thinking about getting uppity)
6) Finally, Yantai and Quinn increased in size (to 8 and 2 respectively).
Diplomacy Kiang’si (f), Ganzhou (f)
Chu Shun ordered a massive bout of urbanization and Kwangchou,
Bao Dai IV, King of Champa, Lord of Vijaya
Work on the
Anucha, Deveraja of the Kambuja
Diplomacy Kedah (ea), Johor (fa)
Vikram, Raja of
Diplomacy Pundra (nt)
In an attempt to open a land route to
Varun, King of Chola, Lord of Tanjore
Diplomacy Gangas (f)
Kamadev died in late 1179 and was succeeded with little fuss. Work on the
Mogli II, Emperor of
Diplomacy Dahala (nt, following allied leader death)
Alp Arslen, Lord of Karakocho.
Diplomacy Beshbalik (f)
The cultivation of Beshbalik continued.
Al-Haji, Emir of Samarkhnad
A new port, Al-Kadem, was built in the desolate wastes of Carmania (and a wretched existence it is for the inhabitants). The road link between Firoz Kohi and Shadad was finished.
Balgitzi, Kagan of Khazar and Saksiny
Diplomacy Bolgar (t),
Kagan Bashtu died in late 1176, an event that led to the Khazar host camped in
Omar ibn Hasan, Sultan of
Throughout the Sultanate was a welter of activity, Omar cut trade with the Italians and dispatched his brother among the tribes to the southeast to chat them up. He also dispatched General Walid into the Byzantine Empire to poke
Tajir ibn Ibriham, Emir of Emirs, Protector of the Caliph.
Diplomacy Arbiliq (fa), El’burz (f)
More grain was sent to the Byzantines, amid howls of protest from the Ulema. Work began on a road link between Neyriz and Mand as well as one between
Sulemain ibn Umar, Emir of
Another quiet turn of PWB investments.
Constantine Paulos, Emperor of the
Ivan I, Boyar of
Okey-dokey, well here’s what happened. Aleksandr, desiring an heir, married first the eldest daughter of Igor II, then, when she died, married the second one. He also dispatched Count Boris to
Jerzy “The Stutterer”, King of
Diplomacy No effect.
Jerzy set about siring an heir to legitimize his rule. In other events,
Konstantine Viikberg, Duke of
Diplomacy No effect
Work began on a great canal linking
Ewald Govner, Duke of
A large army under Harold Govner (over 40,000 strong) marched into Bakony and browbeat the Magyars there into paying tribute. Closer to home, Freiburg,
Valdemar Germanicus, Emperor of
Diplomacy No effect
Both alpine regions of Tyrol and
Henri II, King of the Franks
In early 1177, the regent, Henri Capet stepped down and Gerard’s heir (also named Henri) assumed the throne. One of the new King’s first acts was to fend off an attempt on his life by a crazed assailant, who attacked him while he was attending
In other events, a new road link was built between
Miguel II, King of
The royal road link between
Eadric Harethson, King of the Angles and Saxons
Ethelred had no sooner designated his grandson Eadric as his heir when he succumbed to old age in early 1177. The new king oversaw the cultivation of Gwynned and Dyffed as well as the construction of a postal road between
Gregor, King of the Swedes
Gregor sat quietly minding his own affairs.
Gregor Jornson, King of the Norse
Misr, ibn Bashar, Emir of Morroco
No orders. Bashar died and was succeeded with little fanfare.
Muhtadi Mujahid ibn Fadi, Fatamid Caliph of Egypt
Muhtadi continued to build up the Caliphate’s defenses. More gold was sent to the Syrians and the Caliph was much heartened by the victory at sea.
Kutukomla, Lord of Kumbi-Saleh
Taking advantage of the continuing lull, Komal ordered colonies established on the former Nupe lands, the better to control them. Settlements were made in Goroul (and Ayoru), Dogamba, and Zerma (with Dendi). Reception in all but Zerma was mild. When the Zermans revolted, the royal army under the Heir Kutukomla, brutally suppressed it. The new heir then had to head back to Kumbi-Saleh to take over from his father, who died in 1178.
Chata, King of Nupe and Oyo
Diplomacy No effect.
Taziyah ordered Gurma put under the plough and another level added to Wawa (bringing it to a size 3). The King also remained vigilant against continued Ghanan aggression. Unfortunately, that’s not where the aggression was coming from…
Akroke, King of
For Akroke decided to take advantage of his neighbor’s weakness to pick up some territory. So he dispatched some 16,000 troops into Oyo. Ta’ziyah reacted south with 12,000 of his own troops (even though there was no orders to do so, don’t say I don’t do anything nice) and managed to drive the invaders back after a brief battle. And there it would have rested, had Ta’ziyah not up and died at the end of 1178. Discovering this, the Togoese again attacked, this time against a leaderless opponent. Surprisingly, the Nupans managed to withdraw in good order back into the homeland, but Oyo and Wawa were occupied. The late king’s son, Chata, arrived back in Nupe just in time to sort the troops out and to swear vengeance on this perfidious act.
In other news,
Susiseko II, King of Kanem and
Ugo Wambolea, King of Bakongo
Diplomacy Uige (t)
Work was begun on a road and bridge combination over the Lower Niger between
Asserate III, Chief of the Nyasa
Diplomacy Malawai (fa)
A new port, Zomba, was built in Chilwa on the shores of
Ntombhela, King of Rozwi, Lord of
Ntombhela was inscrutable (he’s good at that).
M’tesa III, King of
Ka-Seen, Chief of the Tlingit, Lord of the Far North.
Tlingit was colonized to a (2/8). Ka-seen was about to order a great exploration of the northern waters, much adventure and excitement were to be had…until the Yokuts just gave him the rutters.
Dark Coyote, Ruler of
The Yokuts just keep on expanding, with new cities in Chehalis, Tucannon and Sawtai (named Chaw’see, Tucumari and Shasta respectively);
Motega, Chief of the Anasazi, Lord of the
Eagle’s Bluff grew to size 7 and the
Patamon, The Great Beaver of the Snake
Michigamean expansion across the Great Plains continued with
Onate was colonized to a (2/9) region and Caddo to a (-/7) region. A royal road was built between Mejcalero and Karankawa. A fleet of canoes dispatched to the icy north WAS NEVER SEEN BY ANYONE EVER AGAIN…
Eagle’s Feather, Chief of the Yamasee
Chatot was colonized to a (2/3);
Moya, Grand Hegemon of the Maya
Things were pretty quiet here. Ednza grew to a size 8, and a new port, Utxa, was built in Tamaulipec.
Tizoc, Lord of the
Again Arawak boats plied the
Rama, King of the Chibchan
Rama continued the eastern colonization of a decade ago. Caraca, Yejurna and Arecuna were colonized to (1/4), (1/5) and (1/10) regions respectively and the latter region was cultivated. Further colonization occurred in Cumagoto and Camaracoto, raising both regions to a (-/8). In addition, the road between Chibcha and Aburra was completed. Finally, several cities were renamed to remove the more egregious Spanish sounding ones…
Panib III, King of
All in all, things here were pretty quiet. Jucuru was colonized to a (2/4) and that was about it.
Culja, Regent for…
Machicho, Emperor of the Incas
Cochari ordered a boatload of urbanization to be done, leading to the expansion of every city in the Empire. Here’s how it panned out:
New Size: City:
6 Abancay, Curva, Hauri, Jauja, Queros, Tiahuanacu
4 Cuatico, Huexotla
3 Alta, Llactapata, Paykikin, Pisac
In addition, a new port, Dywne, was raised in
In the middle of all of this, Emperor Cochari died in mid-1173, leaving the throne in the hands of a regent, Prince Culja, until such time as the Emperor’s son, Machicho, is able to rule.
Amaru III, Lord of the South
The Caranga – Guanacane road link was completed (amid much rejoicing). Amaru II died and was succeeded with little incident.
Ake, King of Shokleng
Tupan colonization in the southwest continued with Abipon being settled to a (2/3), while Quaroi and Guarani were colonized to (-/2) and (-/1) respectively. Shokleng road builders finished a link up to the Mapuche border and were rather surprised when their southern counterparts failed to show up.
Prince Shale, regent for…
Bakari, Emperor of the Mapuche
Malachite died in early 1177 and a regent was appointed to rule the Empire until his son and heir come of age. In other affairs, the deserts of Pehuenche were colonized to a (-/2) and the pampas of Coquimbo to a (-/1). Fortresses were built in both regions as well.