Lords of the Earth
Anno Domini 1201 - 1205
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1) Ships may be built in a port outside the HBZ if it is the only one available.
2) Field forts may be built in any region at NT status or higher.
3) Inexperienced infantry may be built in a F region within your HBZ.
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Taira Haro, Daimyo of Kwanto, Shogun of
Diplomacy Hagi, in Yamaguchi (f), Tottori, in Shimane (+2 YfC) ,
Edo grew to a size 8 port and the postal road between Kwanto and
Rokaku III, Lord of the
Rokaku dispatched generals Tamluk and Tarmani, along with Prince Ariwat to raid the
Mingfa Tengku, Beloved of Ganesha
Diplomacy Kadaram, in Perak (nt)
Deciding to take advantage of his northern neighbor’s discomfiture, Mingfa ordered the dispatch of an 8,000 man expedition to southern
Gelar Taree, Prince of Maree
Pretty quiet, Aanx was colonized to a (1/3).
Ghorgon, King of the
City expansions continued to be the order of the day, with ships sailing hither and yon bringing people and materials to do the job. Tatasara, Aeteora, Tiakau.and Pojemei grew to size 6, Attara Su to size 4, Suva to size 3 and Apia to size 2.
Xoing the Merciless, King of Shan’si, Watcher of the
Diplomacy No effect
In a truly hernia-inducing bout of engineering, Xoing oversaw the complete upgrading of the old postal road system into a new network of highways that ran throughout the kingdom. In addition, a new link between
Cao Ai Tiao, King of
Diplomacy Lanchou (c)
A fairly low-key turn. Quinn increased to size 7 and several bridges were built across the Grand Canal in
Wu Juan, Prince of Kwangsi
Diplomacy Goungxi (f)
Wu Juan built some troops and increased some cities.
Khavirhan, King of Champa, Lord of Vijaya
Diplomacy Preikuk (+2 to YfC)
Having rustled up some ships (but not before the Khemer heir managed to sneak down river and escape), Khavirhan began the blockade of Angor in earnest. The defenders managed to hold out in the city for eight months (and in the citadel for another four) before starvation induced a surrender. Issawa II had died by this time (of malnutrition) and the succession passed to his son, busily raising more troops in Nakhon. Unfortunately, he would not get an opportunity to ride to the capital’s relief.
Issawa III, Deveraja of the Kambuja
Issawa ordered walls built around the remaining cities of his besieged Kingdom, in order to prevent the Champans from just walking into them. Alas, his woes increased as both the Javans and Maghadans got in on the fray.
Namdev, Raja of
Diplomacy Kosala (nt)
Deciding to take advantage of his neighbor’s plight, Namdev intervened in the Khemer War in a big way, sending 36,000 troops under Prince Ganesh across the border into Thaton. The Indians ran smack into Khemer general Chandan’s 20,000 new levies and smacked him about handily. The Khemer withdrew into Nakhon while Ganesh quickly overran Thaton and put Ranong under siege. After a brief interval the city was stormed and taken. General Hamant (Ganesh died shortly after the fall of the city) next overran Mon, besieged and took Kuantan and occupied both Kedah and an unfortified Panat.
At home, some miniscule progress was made in converting the Bhutanese to the Hindic faith. In addition, there were several city expansions: Karimgani and
Varun, King of Chola, Lord of Tanjore
For his part, Varun built half a road link to Pawar in order to trade more effectively with the Rajput.
Rao Jawar Vikram, Emperor of
Diplomacy Pandua, in Jihjhoti (nt), Dahala (a), Chela (fa)
Throwing off the sloth of the past three or four decades, Jawar set to work with a will! New road links were built in Pawar and Und, to facilitate trade with the Cholans and Turks respectively. The postal road from Sahis to Und via
Kilij Arslen, Lord of Karakocho.
The Jungaria-Karluk road was completed amid much rejoicing. Work then began in putting Altay under cultivation. Kerk Borgha died in late 1203 and was duly succeeded.
Selim ibn Hakim, Emir of Samarkhnad
Diplomacy Hazarajat (f)
Hakim died in late 1201 whilst hob-nobbing with the Kushites and was succeeded without incident. In other news, another road link was completed between Kash and
Basil, Kagan of Khazar and Saksiny
The Khazars raised more troops for the war and Chortan spent a good part of 1201 gathering them up with the help of his lieutenants. He than moved to
Salal al-Hasan, Sultan of
Diplomacy Selucia (ea)
Many Byzantine prisoners were passed off to the Adenites as slaves. Many others were worked to death to build a great wall segment along the Aleppo/Cilicia border. More grain was shipped to the Egyptians and the Syrians prepared to take the battle to the enemy! (See below).
Masoud ibn Tajir, Emir of Emirs, Protector of the Caliph.
Having a sudden mess on his hands, Masoud acted quickly to suppress the rebels, raising 20,000 infantry and siege engineers and marching south into
Mansoor al-Sheikh, Emir of
The Adenites withdrew their contingent from
Constantine Demetrius, Emperor of the
Byzantine missionaries continue to make headway among the pagans of the Balkans and the Dnepr region. Pechneg was fully converted to Orthodoxy. But you’re all not interested in any of that, are you? You want to know how the war went. Yeah, look at you guys, slobbering all over yourselves in ghoulish anticipation. Sigh.
In war related news,
Oh, and Demetrius cut trade with the Spaniards, out of solidarity with the Franks.
Oleg I, Boyar of
Diplomacy Mordva (a), Pereaslavl (f)
Lech, King of
Cultivation in Goryn continues at its usual glacial pace. A
Konstantine Viikberg, Duke of
Martin Govner, Duke of
Martin cut trade with
Valdemar Germanicus, Emperor of
More troops were rushed to
Phillipe, King of the Franks
Henri raised additional troops to make good on his catastrophic losses and massed them in
Miguel V, King of
After suppressing the revolt in
Aldwulf Eadricson, King of the Angles and Saxons
Eadric died in late 1205 and was succeeded without incident. In the last years of his rule,
Erik Erikson, King of the Swedes
Gregor II Gregorson, King of the Norse
Bulet ibn Umar, Emir of Morroco
Attempts to flood southern
Muhtadi Mujahid ibn Fadi, Fatamid Caliph of Egypt
NOTE: the Italo-Egyptian results are here. For the rest of the war, see below.
In a fit of what only can be described as silliness, Mujahid decided to lead the home army against the Veronan enclave in
On land, Mujaihid (accompanied by Admiral Akbar) set out at the head of over 100,000 troops. The Egyptians marched across the burning wastes of Ad’diffah and Lybia before running smack into the 29,000 defenders backed by 50 field forts and a directed defense. Now the sandal was on the other foot as the Egyptians were thoroughly trounced, leaving 70,000 dead or captive. The Italians jeered at the Caliph as he withdrew.
Initial Intel: Assassins wound Byzantine general Ritan.
Well this was certainly anti-climactic! Flush with their recent victory, the combined Syrian-Fatamid army (89,400 strong) marched across into
Kwazi, Lord of Kumbi-Saleh
Diplomacy Hausa (a)
Bani and Mossi were put under cultivation and that was about it.
Morenike, King of
Diplomacy Oyo (f), Kwararafa (a)
Did some effective diplomacy.
Susiseko III, King of Kanem and
Diplomacy Ikego (t)
Susiseko continued to build up more troops for the defense of the realm.
Ugo Wambolea, King of Bakongo
The jungles of Bandundu were reclaimed for cultivation and Bonaberi expanded to a size 4.
Asserate IV, Chief of the Nyasa
Diplomacy Kimbu (nt)
The road between Nyasa and Kilwa was completed.
Munyika II, King of Rozwi, Lord of
Kariba was colonized up to a (2/4) and a
Shaka I, King of
Xuts, Chief of the Tlingit, Lord of the Far North.
Nootka was colonized to a (-/2).
Obsidian Coyote IV, Ruler of
Motega, Chief of the Anasazi, Lord of the
Thayendanegea, Regent for…
Patamon II, The Great Beaver of the Snake
The eastern postal road net from Scioto to
The royal heir, Ongwaterohiathe died in late 1202, to be followed by his father, old Patamon a year later. Since, Ongwaterohiathe had sired a son and heir the year he died, his brother, Thayendanegea, assumed the role of regent until the squalling brat comes of age.
Swift Fox, Great Sun of the
Diplomacy No effect
On the home front, the royal road between Taposa and the Yamasee lands in
Soaring Eagle, Chief of the Yamasee
Eagle’s Feather passed away in 1203 at the ripe age of ninety one. In other events, Santua was colonized to a (-/5).
Moya, Grand Hegemon of the Maya
Built a bucket of CPW points and minded his own business.
Lautaro, Lord of the
Lautaro had big plans for continuing the war against the hated Chaibchans, sadly he failed to reckon with the ambitions of his brothers, Princes Pelantaro and Guarico, who lusted for power themselves. Consequently, when admiral Manicato arrived in Caraca with additional reinforcements for the armies there, the traitorous brothers murdered him (as well as the leader Dataio) took control of the troops and marched east, conquering Cumangoto and Akawaio (as well as Port Caguama) in quick succession. Leaving Guarico to watch the Sun-worshippers to the west, Pelantaro loaded up over 17,000 troops onto his new fleet and sailed to Carib, conquering the islands as well as the city of
Pech Toq, King of the Chibchan
Pech Toq ordered more troops raised and girded himself for the continuing struggle…and after sitting on react for a year or so ordered an advance into Caraca at the head of some 42,000 troops. The region was recaptured fairly easily. Marching into Cumangoto, the Chibchans encountered the remaining Arawak rebel army (11,400 strong) under Prince Guarico, reacting out of Akawaio. Here the battle was truly epic, lasting four rounds before the Caribs were destroyed to a man. Pech Toq than moved into Akawaio and conquered the place, burning Port Caguama to the ground as a stark reminder to the Arawak never to return.
Panib III, King of
Diplomacy Arana (t)
Acroa was put under cultivation and a new cultivation project was begun in Timbira. Macerio grew to size 7, Ibicarai to size 3 and Mixoxa to size 6.
Atahulapa, Emperor of the Incas
Okay, you know the drill by now, follow the expanding cities:
Huanco was reclaimed from the resurgent jungle, but Culino was reclaimed by it, destroying three levels of Huexotla in the process. Finally, Atahualpa came of age in 1205 and assumed the throne.
Amaru III, Lord of the South
The road between Guanacane and Quillaca was completed and Uluyi was colonized to a (-/1) region.
Upulo, King of Shokleng
Western colonization continued with Kayapo being sttled to a (2/5),
Bakari, Emperor of the Mapuche
Urbanization within the Empire continued apace as Quiroci grew to size 9;