Lords of the Earth

Campaign Nineteen

Turn 65

Anno Domini 1221 - 1225

Turn 66 Orders Due By: Friday, February 17th.  Orders will not be accepted after Midnight MST on Saturday, February 18th.           



Price Increase:

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From this point, any player who sends missionaries to an uncontrolled area that is of a hostile organized religion will get no conversion result and a bunch of dead missionaries.

Leaders & Espionage Actions (Battle Assistance):  In order for a leader to perform this action he must remain with the army he is aiding.  APs spent in moving around with the army do not count towards the action itself.  The maximum bonus a leader may make using this action is +1.  So make sure you’ve got leaders with high CHA scores on this.

More on Leaders & Espionage Actions: I am beginning to get the feeling that this rule is being abused and I may excise it entirely in the near future.

The Cause Mutiny Operation (CM): players attempting this operation must produce a valid reason as to why the mutiny would occur or it will automatically fail.  And no, “Because I think it should succeed.” is not a valid reason.

Interactions between the Hemispheres: at this point only the Seafaring cultures may sail between the Hemispheres.  Once people hit Renaissance, then they may attempt to do so as well.  So the New World players should stop trying to get to Europe and Non Seafaring Old World players should do likewise.

Building units:  The vast majority of units must be built in a city within your HBZ.  The exceptions are as follows:

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.

4)      Nomad/Barbarian cultures may build units at a Trade Center within their HBZ.

In all these instances please be aware of the yard capacity for all ships and all heavy class units.

Some advice that will (hopefully) speed up processing time):

1)      When players are increasing a city, please indicate what the new size will be.

2)      For ships to be built for conversion to MSP, you can also put what route they’re going into in the Builds section.   Projects may also be put in the Builds section.

3)      When building a road link, indicate which region it starts in and which region it’s going to.  Don’t give me city names.

4)      For players who are not using a standard WORD or XTEL format, please put the information in the following order:  Revenue; Maintenance, Investments, Builds, Transfers, Projects, Trade Routes, Intel Ops, Religious Ops, Leader Actions.  When indicating an expense, please list gps first then nfp.


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Rule Changes and Clarifications

        The complete list of rules changes (including the happy stuff on Smallpox) can be found on the Lords 19 page on the Throneworld website.  If you haven’t read them, please do so.  Reading them will save you (and me) a lot of grief.

Japan & the Pacific Rim

The Taira Bakufu

Taira Haro, Daimyo of Kwanto, Shogun of Japan.

Diplomacy    Tottori, in Shimane (+13 to YfC)

        All in all, things were pretty quiet in the Land of the Rising Sun.  A whole bunch of city expansions were the order of the day.

City (Region)

New Size

Noshiro (Akita)


Sakurajima (Kagoshima)


Nagaoka (Nigata)


Takamatsu (Shikoku)


Tottori (Shimane)


Takoka (Toyama)


Kyoto (Aichi)


Kumamoto (Saga)


Hagi (Yamaguchi)


Heian (Yamato)


The Moluccas Seahold

Rokaku V, Lord of the Spice Islands

Diplomacy    None     

        Trade was opened with Maghada via the conduit city of Brunei and Banat was settled to a (1/2).

The Kingdom of Java

Mingfa II, Beloved of Ganesha

Diplomacy    Utara (nt)

        Mingfa I died in early 1221 and was succeeded by his son and namesake, who continued his father’s policies of quiet investments.          

The Maree Kingdom of Australia

Jarrah Taree, Prince of Maree

Diplomacy    None     

        Colonization of the Northwest continued apace, with the steaming jungles of Oanx being settled to a (-/8) and Camoweal to a (2/9).  Irith was put under cultivation and Yarram, Kurrara and Akama all grew a level (to 10, 10, and 3 respectively).  In other events, a small Austral force landed on Bougainville and seized Buka from the disintegrating Maori. Finally, Gelar died in late 1224 and was succeeded by his son Jarrah.

The Arikat of Maori

        This position has been dissolved.  All the regions (save Buka) have reverted to their 1000AD values (as best as those could be determined).


The Kingdom of Shan’si

Feng Xoing, King of Shan’si, Watcher of the Northern Marches

Diplomacy    Tumet (c), Yanzhi (dropped to t status)

        Sung Xoing died in late 1225 and was succeeded by his son Feng (another red letter year for King deaths, it seems).  Anyway, a new road was built between Anshan and Mantap as well as a new port, Chongjin, in the latter.  A fortress was raised in Ordos and missionary activity among the Hsuing’nu, Kin and now the Lang Shan continued.  Three cities also increased in size: Wuhu (to a 7), Tai’yuan (to an 8), and Magnitogorsk, er, Iron Mountain (to a 6)

The Kingdom of Hupei

Cao Ai Tiao, King of Hupei

Diplomacy    Yanzhi (t)

         A co-dominion was established with the Shan’si over Yanzhi (the better to co-ordinate missionary activity among the pagans of the Western Steppes).  Speaking of missionaries, some success was had among the inhabitants of Lob Nor, though an individual leader sent their to preach went native, called the Emperor all sorts of nasty names and started living in a yurt.  Closer to home, work on the great Sea Wall continued through out Fujian and the Wall segments in Lanchou were finished.  Soon the entire Empire would be girded in stone and all would be well.  But would it?  What about the Venusians!  Even now the second planet from the sun is marshalling its forces!   Obviously only a gigantic megalith, taking up several Turns worth of income, will protect the Kingdom of Heaven from this alien threat.  It’ll also protect the rest of the world as well, but since the rest of the world is made up of a bunch of smelly barbarians, the Emperor doesn’t get too excited about that...

The Kingdom of Kwangsi

Wu Juan II, Prince of Kwangsi

Diplomacy    None

        Hainan and Miao Ling were put under cultivation and Kian, Dayu and Fuzhou continue to grow (to sizes 3, 5 and 9, respectively).

Southeast Asia & India

The Kingdom of Champa

Khavirhan II, King of Champa, Lord of Vijaya

Diplomacy Preikuk (+4 YfC), Khemer (+11 YfC)

        Work began on a massive temple complex dedicated to Shiva outside of Vijaya.  To the south, a road link was built between Cochin and Khemer, taking advantage of the bridge across the Mekong.


The Kingdom of Maghada

Hiten, Raja of Bengal

Diplomacy            Kosala (a), Bhutan (ea), Andaman Islands (diplomat eaten again)

        Aside from the usual city expansions, things remained pretty quiet.

City (Region)

New Size

Chittagong (Samatata)


Sittwe (Arakan)


Yangon (Pegu)


Tezu (G’tsang)


Naupada (Kalinga)


Parganas (Nadavaria)


Patna (Chandela)


Aisha (Gaur)


Karimgani (Assam)


Taralipti (Palas)


The Kingdom of Chola

Devaj, King of Chola, Lord of Tanjore

Diplomacy    None

        A census was conducted.  Also some missionary work was done among the Sri Lankans.

The Pratihara Empire of Kaunaj

Rao Jawar Vikram, Emperor of India

Diplomacy    Kakatiya (t), Avanti (ea), Chela (a)

        More of the same as before, a whole mess of city building!

City (Region)

New Size

Bikaner (Sind)


Delhi (Tarain)


Dire Dawa (Kutch Island)


Indore (Avanti)


Indus (Gujerat)


Kalanjara (Vatsa)


Lahore (Sahis)


Mandvi (Edrosia)


Multan (Sukkur)


Osian (Kakatiya)


Pandua (Jihjhoti)


Parapavura (Kashmir)


Raipur (Chela)


Srinagar (Und)


Surat (Pawar)


Thanesar (Uttar Pradesh)


Tripuri (Dahala)


Vishakhaptnam (Chera)


Central Asia

The Kingdom of Jungaria

Tab-Tangri, Lord of Karakocho.

Diplomacy    Dzungaria (f)

        Khojend was increased to size 3.

The Emirate of Samarkhand

Al Abdi ibn Selim, Emir of Samarkhnad

Diplomacy  None

        No orders

The Khazar Khanate

Basil, Kagan of Khazar and Saksiny

Diplomacy    Kuban (f)

        Basil finally upped stakes and returned to Sarigh-Shin.  Not much else was going on, although Kuban was put under cultivation and some missionary work among the Bolgars made some progress.

The Near East

The Hamadid Sultanate

Motresh al-Salal, Sultan of Damascus and Protector of the Holy Places

Diplomacy    Bostra (f after allied leader death)

        The Syrians sat quietly on the defensive.  Salal died in 1224 and was succeeded without incident.

The Buwayid Emirates

Hassim ibn Masoud, Emir of Emirs, Protector of the Caliph.

Diplomacy    None

        Colonies of loyal citizens were placed in the rebellious regions of Kurdistan and Kuwait.  The locals revolted in response. They were brutally put down.  Farselos, Basra, Carhaer and Baghdad all increased in size (to 5, 5, 4, and 7, respectively).

The Emirate of Aden

Mansoor al-Sheikh, Emir of Aden and S’ana.

Diplomacy    No effect

        Another quiet turn building public works.  One of Mansoor’s wives bore him a son, to the Emir’s relief.

Eastern Europe

The Eastern Roman Empire

Zoe Diocletiana, Empress of the Eastern Roman Empire.

Diplomacy    Wallachia (t)

        Unlike Mansoor, Constantine died in 1222 without siring anything.  Rule then went to his sister Zoe who was acclaimed Empress (much to the surprise of the ref, who expected the whole Empire to dissolve into a welter of civil war).  The new ruler proved capable and the eastern road network to Abasigia via Pontus was completed.  In other events, some Orthodox missionaries were active among the Ghuzz and Kul’sary in the trans-Caspian.

The Principality of Muscovy

Ivan, Boyar of Muscovy

Diplomacy    No effect             

        Kirporos died in 1221 and was succeeded by his son, Ivan.  Aside from Republica and Kyiv continuing to grow (to 7 and 10 respectively), nothing went right for the Muscovites.  Attempts to woo the Turov and Pinsk were rebuffed (again) and efforts to enslave the Cumans were repulsed (again, use a bigger army Ralph).

The Kingdom of Poland

Jaruzelski, King of Poland

Diplomacy    None

        No orders.

The Duchy of Estonia

Konstantine Viikberg, Duke of Estonia

Diplomacy    None

        Jekabpils grew to size 5 and Kostroma was put under cultivation.

Western Europe


The Duchy of Bohemia

Gert Govner, Duke of Bohemia

Diplomacy    None

        Another road link was built from Carinthia to Bakony, as well as a great wall segment between Austria and Slovakia (in case those Polish barbarians got any ideas).  A new port, Ulm, was built in Alfolf and Brno, Trier, Dresden and Amsterdam increased in size (to 5, 5, 4. and 8, respectively).  Finally, missionary activity among the Wallachs of Transylvania continued apace.

The Roman Catholic Church

Innocent III, Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Christ

Diplomacy    See below...          

        More churches abbeys, and even a monastery (in Savoy) continued to be founded.  Inroads are being made into Northern Europe and a papal prelate has even shown up in England.



Lyonnais (ab)


Provence (ab)

LaCrioix (ab)

Liguria (ab)


Savoy (mn)


Lombardy (ab)


Lorraine (ab)


Holland (ch)

Amsterdam (ch)


Bremen (ch)

Saxony (ch)

Brunswick (ch)

Holstein (ch)

Lubeck (ch)


Esbjerg (ch)

Murcia (ch)

Cordoba (ch)

New Castille (ch)

Vyonnes (ch)

Navarre (ch)


Asturias (ch)

Bilbao (ch)

Galacia (ch)

Corunna (ch)

The Vernonian Empire

Claudius Germanicus, Emperor of Italy

Diplomacy    None

        Things were pretty quiet.  More troops were shipped to the Hell that is Tripolitania.  Rome grew to a size 7 and Genoa to a size 6.

Le Royaume de France

Phillipe, King of the Franks

Diplomacy    None     

        No orders.

The El Reino De Navarre

Miguel Aroca V, King of Navarre

Diplomacy    None

        A road link was built between Leon and Salamanca and Ithixa continued to expand (now to size 7).  10,000 Spanish infantry were shipped to Tripoli to join the Verona garrison there.

Northern Europe

The Kingdom of Wessex

Cearl, Aldwulfson, King of the Angles and Saxons

Diplomacy:   Man (nt to Iceland)

        Saxon expansion in the Emerald Isle continued with Connaught being conquered and settled with Saxons.  Ulster was put under cultivation.  Closer to home, Falmouth grew to size 2Cearl came of age in 1124, and the regent stepped down.

The Kingdom of the Svear

Erik Erikson, King of the Swedes

Diplomacy    None

        In a truly Herculean bout of colonization, Norse settlers either trekked (or were shipped) to the following regions: Jamtland (-/9), Vasterboten (-/2), Norbotten (-/4), Lothar-Jarvi (-/4) and Livo-Joki (-/7).

The Norse Kingdom of Iceland

Ottar Gregorson, King of the Norse, Dragon King of the Isles

Diplomacy    None

        Ottar dropped Man to A status and Saxon diplomats decreased it further (to NT status).  Stonehaven grew to size 3 and Strathclyde was put under cultivation.

North Afriqa

The Maghreb Emirate

Bulent ibn Umar, Emir of Morroco

Diplomacy    Hassi Talieb Oasis (nt)

        Urban expansion in North Africa continued with Leptis Parva, Fez, Panormus, Caralis, and Cartenna all growing to size 8 and Zuwarah to size 3.

Al Fatamid Caliphate Al Qaira

Abdul Salam ibn Muhtadi, Fatamid Caliph of Egypt

Diplomacy    None

        Having saved up his money for a bit, Abdul spent a large chunk of it building a road network from Memphis all the way south to Sennar.  Several cities also grew in size: Memphis to size 13, Al-Kadir to size 8, Al Qusayr to size 3, and Kerma, Heh Semna, Soba, Serin and Shaat Sai to size 5 each.  Finally additional troops were raised and ships built as the Caliph was ever wary of his Christian neighbors.  Finally, missionary activities continued among the Copts and Pagans of the upper Nile.

West Afriqa

The Kingdom of Ghana

Kutokomla, Regent for...

Kwazi II, Lord of Kumbi-Saleh

Diplomacy     Garou (f)

        Pretty much more of the same city expansions as before, in the same cities even.  Kurfei was cultivated as well.

City (Region)

New Size

Goundam (Garou)


Bourem (Dogama)


Banjul (Gambia)


Conakry (Takrur)


Shenge (Susu)


Badiar (Senegal)


Ayrou (Gorouol)


Dendi (Zerma)


Niamey (Nupe)


The Kingdom of Togo

Morenike, King of Togo and Akan

Diplomacy Benin (fa), Vili (nt)

         Okay, first the domestic stuff: a royal road was built between Ife and Kafin (along with an accompanying bridge.

        Now for the military stuff: assigning the army to his son (andheir), Ohene, Morenike ordered him to march again upon the fastnesses of the Kanem-Bornu.  Gathering up the survivors of last’s turn debacle and adding new recruits, Ohene managed to muster up some 28,000 troops.  Initial results were mixed.  An attempt to kill Ohene failed (yay!) while an attempt to woo Prince M’tesa away from the K-B also failed and the emissary was clapped in irons (boo!).  So it wound up with Ohene’s troops versus M’tesa’s 17,000 reinforced defenders.  And here the BA rolls were decisive, with Ohene fighting with a -1 and M’tesa with a +2.  Again, the Togo army was whupped and driven back.  Fortunately, Ohene managed to save roughly half the army (the ref was feeling generous, the result indicated the entire attacking force was destroyed) and the lack of cavalry prevented the rout from becoming a massacre.  Morenike pounded his head on the wall when he got the news.

The Kingdom of Kanem-Bornu

Susiseko IV, King of Kanem and Bornu

Diplomacy Benue (fa)

        Susiseko rushed reinforcements to the south and waited for the Togos to make the next move...and repulsed them when they did so.  Oy! I’m not bothering you, eh?  Why can’t you leave me alone, ya wanker!

South Afriqa

The Kingdom of Nyasa

Asserate V, Chief of the Nyasa

Diplomacy Kimbu (a)

        Zomba and Nampula grew to size 3 each.

The Kingdom of Rozwi

Lungile I, King of Rozwi, Lord of Zimbabwe

Diplomacy Banhine (fa)

        In an act that just was NOT very nice, generals Shaka and Inkomo marched into Lunda with 7,000 troops, beat the locals up, enslaved them and then set them to work for the colonists who settled the place to a (-/4).

The Kingdom of Vaal

Shaka I, King of Vaal and Mapungubwe

Diplomacy None

        Minded his own business.

North America    Cav Count: 95

The Tlingit People

Ltadutin, Chief of the Tlingit, Lord of the Far North.

Diplomacy None

        Life in the Pacific Northwest continued to be, well...pacific.  A new port, Uathiaski, was built in Comox and Aangoon grew to a size 3.



Sea Coyote, Ruler of California

Diplomacy None

        Feathered Coyote died in 1224 and was succeeded without much fuss.  Gosiute was colonized to a (2/3) and work began on a road link hence from Panamint.  The road link between Mono and Moape was completed.

The Anasazi Nation

Motega II, Chief of the Anasazi, Lord of the Chaco

Diplomacy No effect

        Xinaian continued to grow, reaching size 9.  The city was then reduced to an abattoir when the pox hit it in 1224.  Smallpox also struck Wakita and obliterated the populations of Coahuiltec, Zacatec and Pisones.  The Spotted Death was moving west...

The Mississippian Empire

Patamon II, The Great Beaver of the Snake

Diplomacy None

                In spite of (or perhaps because of) the Death raging in the south, Patamon ordered a huge round of city expansions.

City (Region)

New Size

Adena (Erie)


Kaskaskam (Sangamon)


Fox River (Illinois)


Ken-tah-ten (Kaskinapo)


Pine Bluff (Kickapoo)


Namahi (Miami)


Fort Pines (Muskegon)


Topinabee (Potowatomi)


Ugakhpa (Quawpaw)


Rockwood (Saginaw)


Manitowoc (Sauk)


Serpentine (Scioto)


Minnetonkwa (Croix)


        In addition, the postal road between Muskegon and Sagniaw was upgraded to a royal road.

        Not much of this helped when Smallpox swept up the Mississippi Valley as far north as Illinois in 1125 and as far west as Oto by the previous year.  Cahokia, Kaskaskam and Fox River soon became great hecatombs of the dead while the smaller communities of Ken-tah-ten, Serpentine, Niutachi, Ugakhpa, Echota, and Oneota literally vanished from the face of the Earth.  The disease also ripped into the very foundations of Patamon’s Empire, wiping out scores of civil servants, soldiers and priests.  Although the Emperor himself was not killed, he did become violently ill and his features were a horror to behold ever after.  Patamon raged at the stupidity of the Natchez for bringing this pest upon them all.

The Natchez Confederacy

Swift Fox, Great Sun of the Natchez

Diplomacy No effect

        While his people suffered under the torment of the Red Death, Swift Fox did what he could to repair some of the damage.  Using demobilized assets and hoarded grain, Atakapa was repopulated back up to a (4/6).  His heir, Ghost in Smoke led long columns of people to resettle Chitimacha back to a (2/4) and the utterly depopulated Mejalero to a (1/6).  Attempts to demobilize assets in areas un-affected by the disease proved useless.

        (GM Note: sorry for this digression but players dealing with smallpox should know that any interaction between the areas that have been hit by the Pox and those that aren’t always introduces mortality to the latter.  So while you can demob troops for nfp in a pox-free area when a leader moves them into an area affected by pox, mortality will kick in and you’ll suddenly have less nfp then what you needed.  Similarly, demobilizing nfp in pox free areas to save until next turn will be subject to mortality if your homeland has been struck.  Finally, attempting to pre-empt the disease by trying to settle nfp in areas you think will be hit next is a no-no).

The Yamasee People

Gliding Falcon, Chief of the Yamasee

Diplomacy None

        Soaring Eagle died in early 1221 and was succeeded by his son, Gliding Falcon.  Urbanization of the southeast continued with Okaloosa growing to size 4; Kolomoki to size 5 and Ocenee Harbor to size 6.  Santua was put under cultivation...and then Smallpox arrived from the Natchez lands and ravaged Muskogee, Chatot and Creek.  Ocenne harbor was reduced to a size one and Okaloosa was annihilated.


The Toltec Hegemony of Chichen Itza

Quatayilla, Grand Hegemon of the Maya

Diplomacy    None

        Laughing in the face of potential demographic catastrophe (not that he could do much otherwise), Quatayilla continued to order buckets of city expansions.

City (Region)

New Size

Itza Hatul (Cuyutec)


Tahahta (Huastec)


Ilyani (Huave)


Mali (Nahuatl)


Aki Mali (Tahwhaka)


Utxa (Tamulipec)


Tlacopan (Culhua)


Tapachula (Tarascan)


Ita Laza (Tepanec)


Iz Haula (Tepuztec)


Tlatelolco (Tlapocoya)


Tres Zapotes (Totonac)


Yuni (Kekchi)


Aki Alinde (Cora)


        Smallpox began moving through the northern reaches of the Empire, leaving mass death in its wake.  Utxa was the first to suffer, followed by Tahata the following year.  By 1225 it had reached Tula and Tres Zapotes, reducing the populations of those places to a fraction of their former numbers.  Only the building program of prior years had saved those places from being totally wiped out.

Solar Empire of Chibchan

Rama II, King of the Chibchan

Diplomacy Carib (nt), Ciboney (ea)

        The Chibchans remained ever busy.  New road links were built between Caraca and Cumangoto and between Yekuana and Camaracoto.  Eastern colonization continued with Merari being settled to a (1/2) while Cumana, Maturin, Orocue and Canuiana all grew to size 3.  Diplomatic initiatives were taken among the islanders to the north and missionaries were sent into Aburra to counter the growing number of Inca missionaries seen there in recent years.

South America

The Kingdom of Paraiba

Banabana, King of Paraiba

Diplomacy Arana (f, after allied leader death)

        No orders

The Mighty Incan Empire

Atahulapa, Emperor of the Incas

Diplomacy None

        More of the same city expansions.

City (Region)

New Size

Cuatico (Huanco)


Huexotla (Cuilino)


Tiahuanacu (Uru)


        In addition, the road link between Boruca and Guayami and between Choco and Cuna (the latter through miles and miles and miles and miles of icky, fever-inducing, fetid swamps, with the route marked with the bodies of the laborers) were completed.

The Kingdom of Karanga

Amaru V, Lord of the South

Diplomacy None

        Uyuni was colonized to a (2/1) and a new city, Tartagal, was built in GuanancaneAmaru IV died in early 1221 and was succeeded without incident.

The Kingdom of Shokleng

Upulo, King of Shokleng

Diplomacy None

        Upulo kept up the urbanization of the Kingdom.

City (Region)

New Size

Chapeco (Bauru)


Araguari (Kaingan)


Senges (Heta)


Inimutaba (Tupi)


Macae (Patasho)


Montevideo (Charrua)


Upulo (Minuane)


        Shokleng exploration of the northern seas, continued with the Miskito Sea and the Gulf of Venezuela being explored.

The Mapuche Empire

Bakari, Emperor of the Mapuche

Diplomacy None

        Yet another religious monument, Sky View, was built outside of Cho, in Chono, to observe the movement of the Celestial objects.  Work on another such complex, outside Caldera, was also begun.  Construction continued on the road links across the Andes, the toil killing hundreds of workers in the process.  Chono was colonized to a (2/2) and Atacama to a (1/2) (though one is tempted to wonder why).  The Imperial heir Chook spent the turn traveling the length and breadth of the Empire attempting to sell his new creed of cleanliness to the people.  An activity that didn’t go over very well, as the people were already pretty clean (at least by European standards of the time).