Lords of the Earth

Campaign Nineteen

Turn 67

Anno Domini 1231 - 1235

Turn 67 Orders Due By: Friday, April 14th.  Orders will not be accepted after Midnight MST on Saturday, April 15th.



Price Increase:

Due to increasing workload, the sign-up/per turn cost is now $7.00.  I apologize for any inconvenience this decision may cause. 

More HBZ Stuff: in an attempt to make determining where you can build mobile units more easier, friendly cities that are within your HBZ are marked on the map with their Yard Capacity in white (or red) and indicated by “HBZ” followed by the yard capacity in brackets.  Please remember that mobile units may only be built in friendly cities.   Note: this is a work in progress, not all the countries have been done yet.


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.

The HC Operation:  from this point forward, all HC operations must be done in the Capital (if the nation has one) or the Homeland region.   If the monarch is female and the HC die roll is successful, she may do nothing but HC for a full year (measured in AP) and undergoes a leader mortality check at the conclusion of that period.  If the HC check is unsuccessful, she may do any other activity that you’ve put in her orders.

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.


Contacting & Paying the Referee

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Zero and Negative Credit: Consequences

Players at zero or negative credit at the time of deadline or will have a negative balance at the conclusion of processing will not have their orders processed, plain and simple.  So get your orders and payment in before processing starts or life will become very unfair very quickly.  Finally, players with a negative balance are liable to get their country reassigned without notice.  You have been warned.

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 (+12 to YfC)

        A grat quality of material was shipped into Hokkaido and the region was put under cultivation.  There was also some city expansion (not as much as hitherto, but some).

City (Region)

New Size

Kyoto (Aichi)


Kumamoto (Saga)


Hagi (Yamaguchi)


Heian (Yamato)


        Life in the Land of the Rising Sun remained idyllic otherwise.

The Moluccas Seahold

Rokaku VI, Lord of the Spice Islands

Diplomacy     None     

        Rokaku V died in early 1232 and was replaced by his son without incident.  Activity in the western islands continued with Brunei being increased to a size 3 conduit port and Timur (on Borneo) being colonized to a (-/10).  Closer to home, the capital, Buku Sulat grew to size 7.

The Maree Kingdom of Australia

Jarrah Taree, Prince of Maree

Diplomacy None         

        Biruu in Oanx grew to size 2 and the jungles of the region itself were cleared.  Port areas were built in Aanx, Ayr, Eha-Rana, and Geelong.  Some of the pagans in Aanx were converted to the Dreaming faith.


The Kingdom of Shan’si

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

Diplomacy     Silla (+5 to YfC), Hsuing’nu (nt)

        Missionary activity among the nomads continued with Kin being completely converted.  Closer to home, Tai’Yuan grew to size 10; Wuhu to size 9 and Iron Mountain to size 8.  Finally, a regional fortress was built in Lu’an.

The Kingdom of Hupei

Cao Ai Tiao, King of Hupei

Diplomacy     Lob Nor (nt), Yumen (nt)

         Cao Ai Tiao continued to invest in things of great pomp but of little importance.  Two great palace complexes, the Palace of the Golden Day of the Cao and the Night Court of the King’s Arbiter arose on the edge of Chiang’Ling (all that was missing were the great pictures of Comrade Stalin, -er, Cao Ai Tiao gazing beatifically down upon his people).  In slightly more practical concerns (but only slightly), the Great Sea Wall was finished with Great Wall segments being built in Fukien and Chekiang on the Huangzu Wan. The great observatory in Om’chu was completed as well.  Don’t you all wish you had this much money to spend?

The Kingdom of Kwangsi

Wu Juan II, Prince of Kwangsi

Diplomacy None

        Two new cities were built:  Ha’lou (a port) on Hainan; and Kunming, in Gouangxi.

Southeast Asia & India

The Kingdom of Champa

Khavirhan II, King of Champa, Lord of Vijaya

Diplomacy None

        No orders.


The Kingdom of Maghada

Pramsu, Raja of Bengal

Diplomacy             Jaunpur (ea), Rajput (fa)

        Pramsu dispatched diplomats in the newly independent regions to the west.  Missionary work continued among the Buddhists of Panat as well.

The Kingdom of Chola

Devaj, King of Chola, Lord of Tanjore

Diplomacy     Vatsa (nt), Vengi (fa)

        Urbanization of the Deccan continued at its usual frantic pace:

City (Region)

New Size

Tanjore (Chola)


Kakinda (Madurai)


Kollam (Pandya)


Kalyani (Nasik)


Kayal (Anhivarta)


        Also some diplomatic work was done in the uncontrolled areas to the north.  And missionary work among the Tamils continued as well.

Central Asia

The Kingdom of Jungaria

Tab-Tangri, Lord of Karakocho.

Diplomacy     Tarbagatai (fa)

        A census was conducted.  Other than that things remain pretty quiet.

The Emirate of Samarkhand

Al Abdi ibn Selim, Emir of Samarkhnad

Diplomacy   Kophat Dagh (indepenedent following allied leader death), Edrosia (nt), Merv, in Kophat Dagh (a)

        Urban expansion within Selim’s Empire continued:

City (Region)

New Size

Samarkand (Kara-Khitai)


Kar-Kalanis (Bactria)


Shustar (Baluchistan)


Khiva (Khwarzim)


Tamaresh (Bandar)


Missionary efforts among the Afghans continue to gain some small success.  An attempt to convert the Kashmiri led to the death of the allied leader entrusted with this task and the destruction of his forces.  Kophat Dagh went independent as a result.  Diplomatic work among the Edrosians was slightly more successful.  Finally, a road link was built between Tadzik and Uzbek.

The Khazar Khanate

Atakhazar, Kagan of Khazar and Saksiny

Diplomacy None

        Taganrog and Yelsk expanded to size 3 and religious overtures to the Bolgar and Torki continued.

The Near East

The Hamadid Sultanate

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

Diplomacy Edessa (a)

        Jutamat dodged several more clusy attempts on his life and kept a wary eye out for more Christian mischief.  He then died of natural causes in 1233.  The child Abdul had died in the interim, leaving the Emirate to the next brother, Faroq.

The Buwayid Emirates

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

Diplomacy None

        Invested in public works and shuffled merchant shipping.

The Emirate of Aden

Aziz al-Majid, Regent for...

Ishaq ibn Mansoor, Emir of Aden and S’ana.

Diplomacy None

        Mansour dispatched 14,000 to assist the defense of his co-religionists to the north.  He then died in late 1235 and was replaced by a regent until his son, Ishaq could become Emir.

Eastern Europe

The Eastern Roman Empire

Phokas Demitrios, Regent for...

Ion Tzimices, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.


        Emperor Parados died in 1235, leaving his young son, Ion, without a daddy.  General Phokas was selected as regent to rule until the young man comes of age.  The mass of Franco-Bohemian prisoners taken in last turn’s “little misunderstanding” were released and carted off by the French navy.  In missionary matters, Vasi and Galich were converted to the true faith.

The Principality of Muscovy

Ivan, Boyar of Muscovy

Diplomacy     Pinsk (t), Pechneg (nt)         

        The Rus contingent returned from Asia Minor.

The Kingdom of Poland

Borisov, King of Poland

Diplomacy     None

        Two new cities, Dabrowa and Rivne, were built in Masuria and Goryn, respectively.  Several of the smaller cities within the Kingdom also increased in size: Gora to size 2; and Kielce, Czestochowa and Stettin to size 3 each.

The Duchy of Estonia

Konstantine Viikberg, Duke of Estonia

Diplomacy None

        A large passel of ships were built in the yards of Riga and Tallinin and more forts were built in Oulu, Turku and Vaasa.  Gee you’d think the Duke was worried about something.

Western Europe


The Duchy of Bohemia

Vike Govner, Duke of Bohemia

Diplomacy     None

        Saarbrucken was increased to size 6; Trier to size 7; and Amsterdam to size 10.  General Dirken showed up in Bohemia itself at the end of 1235 at the head of a mass of ex-Byzantine prisoners, who had been freed by the Emperor and thence shipped to LaCroix by the French.  Duke Gert died at around the same tie and was succeeded by his son, Vike.

The Roman Catholic Church

Innocent III, Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Christ

Diplomacy     See below...           

        Innocent botched negotiations to increase papal influence (and hence, tithe money) within the Kingdom of France.  His failure actually lead to a decrease of influence.  In other events, papal works continue to sprout up all over Europe, along the Rhine, in Northern England and as far east as Poland in particular.  Attempts to expand into Scandinavia failed due to lack of range.  On the outskirts of the Holy City itself, work was begun on clearing the centuries of silt from the old Trajanic and Claudian harbors near Ostia.



Bohemia (ab)



Gotha (ch)

Lausatia (ch)

Czestochowa (ch)

Meissen (ch)


Silesia (ch)

Posen (ch)

Kauyavia (ch)


Mercia (ch)

Ethelstun (ch)

Sussex (ch)