Lords of the Earth

Campaign Nineteen

Turn 72

Anno Domini 1256 - 1260


Turn 73 Orders Due By:   Sunday, April 28th, 2007 by midnight MST.





Price Increase:

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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.  Please don’t give me city names.

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Rule Changes and Clarifications


Map Stuff: the maps have been updated.  A lot of annoying crap has been deleted and many roads have been redrawn.  Cities within a country’s HBZ are now indicated by their names in color (either white or red) and capital cities have their names enclosed in a box.


Horde Blocks: the following horde blocks are available for play if anyone wants to start up there: Khirgiz, Betpak, Mongol, Hsia-Hsia, Liao and Harbin


Fractional NFP: You may now save fractional NFP.  Any spending of NFP must be in whole units however.  At some point, when the updated rules are completely implemented, you will be able to spend fractional nfp on things like ship crews.


The New Field Fort Formula: after talking with Thomas, the new field fort regional limit is:


GPv+1 * Siege/2 (at least a 1) * Tax Rate

If your control level/tax rate > 0%, then you get at least one fort.


Change to Unit Types: Now all heavy Infantry and Cavalry must be built as elite types (and costs).  Existing hi and hc types may remain but no new ones may be built.


Missionaries: from this point, any player who sends missionaries to a region or city area that is of a hostile organized religion and controlled by another player will get no conversion result and a bunch of dead missionaries.  Note: I really badly worded the old iteration of this rule, my apologies...).


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.


        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 Empire of Nippon

Taira Jiro, Daimyo of Kwanto, Shogun of Japan.

Diplomacy    None

        Jiro’s people were busy as beavers (or Kapa if you prefer).  Yet another port was founded on the Asian coast, Nakhodka, in Suifenhe; while both Amur and Sakhalin were put under cultivation.  Japanese navigators also managed to sail to the Kamchakta peninsula, adding yet another impetus to Jiro’s efforts there.  And there were the usual city increases.


City (Region)

New Size

Takamatsu (Shikoku)


Edo (Saga)


Takaoka (Toyama)


Nagaoka (Nigata)


Heian (Yamato)


Tottori (Shimane)

6 (now F)


The Moluccas Seahold

Tekalameme, Lord of the Spice Islands

Diplomacy    None     

        Things were fairly quiet.  Sabah was put under cultivation.


The Maree Kingdom of Australia

Doongara, Prince of Maree

Diplomacy    None     

        The Colonization of the Great Southern Land continued with additional settlers arriving in Oanx (now at a (2/8)); Ahar-Pacu (1/3); Windoorah (1/4); Murai (1/9); and Wallaroo (1/2). Missionary attempts among the pagans of Arukun continued as well.




The Kingdom of Shan’si

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

Diplomacy    Shangtu (f), Wudan (a)

        A plot was discovered, centered around the king’s uncle, Xoing Ruk.  That unfortunate was soon swinging from a gibbet for his pains (not to mention his overwhelming ambition).  In other news, Shangtu was put under cultivation and a new road link was built between Kin and Tumet.  A new city, Huhehot, was also built in the latter region.  More cities continued to grow.


City (Region)

New Size

Tianshu (Huang)


Ta’Tung (Yun)


Pohang (Silla)


Bitter Wind (Ordos)




The Kingdom of Hupei

Cao Wen Li, King of Hupei

Diplomacy    Lang Shan (nt), Tuhnwhang (nt), Gaxung-Nur (get the #*$& out and never return!)

        Hupei diplomacy along the silk route continued with mixed results.  Other than that, a series of new wall sections were built along the southern border of the Hupei proving that the King’s paranoia knows no bounds.

        It was also misplaced as the threat was from within, namely from Rong’s own son and heir, Wen Li, who apparently hated his father with a bloody passion.  Such sentiments were equally shared by the King’s second son, Dain Wei.  Together these two “Bad Seeds” hatched a plot to murder the King once Wen Li had returned from gathering up all the excess infantry that the fortress conversion from last turn had produced.

        In late 1258, during the funeral rites performed for Admiral Shao Long, the two brothers acted.  Whilst Dain Wei distracted the King during a dinner feast, Wen Li poisoned the old man’s drink.  The effects of Rong’s murder were confused, horror mixed with reservation, what would the plotters do now?

        As fate would have it, they would fall out.  As eldest, Wen Li claimed the crown, Dain Wei begged to differ with this interpretation and suggested that the two brothers should share rule.  Wen Li told his brother to get bent and the rift was complete.  Dain Wei took his cause to the troops and about half of them, (including General Fu and the new Admiral Lao Pin) threw in their lot with him.  Wen Li declared his brother a perfidious traitor and appealed to the army’s loyalty to the Dynasty, he got the other half of the troops.

        The entire year of 1259 was taken up with a series of bloody battles that wracked the home province and destroyed quite a bit of property, including the Royal Observatory and Library, the great Law Courts and much of the Great Wall that surrounded Hupei (not to mention five levels of Chiang’ling itself).  In the end, Dian Wei was slain but support against Wen Li coalesced around his other brother Dao Wang, who managed to extricate himself fro the region with General Fu’s help.

        By the end of 1260, the various regions of the Empire had committed to one side or the other.  Wen Li has the west and south west whilst Dao Wang’s faction controls the north east and east coast.  The regions along the Silk Route as well as Lanchou went independent.  The battle-lines have been drawn and the knives are out.


The Kingdom of Honan

Cao Dao Wang, King of Honan

Diplomacy    None

Dao Wang controls: Anhui, Fujian, Fukien, Honan, Hopei, Houma, Kiangsu, Shangtung, Shentung, Taiping, Tsainan, Yen



The Kingdom of Kwangsi

Wu Juan II, Prince of Kwangsi

Diplomacy    None

        Sat quietly and invested in cPWs.



Southeast Asia & India


The Empire of Sri Vijaya

Khavirhan III, Maharaja of the Khemer People, Prince of Champa, Lord Protector of Java

Diplomacy None  

        Nothing extraordinary occurred aside from some city expansions:


City (Region)

New Size

Tonkin (Annam)


Amaravati (Dai Viet)


Indrapura (Mison)


Pattaya (Phan Rang)


Phnom Song (Preikuk)


Krug Thep (Siam)



The Kingdom of Maghada

Gunaratna, Raja of Bengal

Diplomacy             Jats (nt), Punjab (t), Sahis (f)

        Bengalese control of the Northwest Frontier continued with new road links between Tarain and Sahis as well as another in Chitor up to the deserts of Jats.  Two fortresses (one a port) were built in Chitor and Tarain as well.


The Kingdom of Chola

Jagrav, King of Chola, Lord of Tanjore

Diplomacy    Jihjhoti (nt), Gujerat (a), Tripuri, in Dahala (f)

        Jagrav continued his northward expansion.  Road links were built between Pawar and Dahala as well as between Surashtra and Gujerat.


Central Asia


The Kingdom of Jungaria

Tab-Tangri, Lord of Karakocho.

Diplomacy    None     

        Tab-Tangri died in 1258 and was succeeded without incient.  The homeland of Jungaria was colonized to a (2/6) as per an agreement with that player so he’d have something more valuable than a bunch of one gpv regions in the neighborhood.


The Emirate of Samarkhand

Al Abdi ibn Selim, Emir of Samarkhnad

Diplomacy  Mansura, in Edrosia (t)

      Al-Abdi ordered 28,000 troops into Kashmir with orders to smash all resistance.  This was done. Parapavura was put under siege and starved into submission.  In less bellicose matters, the roads into Khazakh and Kul’sary were completed and a link between Kara-Khitai and Uzebek was begun.  The new ports of Northport and Al-Abdi were built in Kul’sary and Khazakh, respectively.  Other cites were expanded...


City (Region)

New Size

Kar-Kalanis (Bactria)


Khiva (Khwarzim)


Tamaresh (Bandar)



The Khazar Khanate

Bulan, Kagan of Khazar and Saksiny


        Rallying his horse-lords once again, the new Khan, Bulan led his forces south in support of his Byzantine ally (see below).


The Near East


The Hamadid Sultanate

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

Diplomacy    No

        Using a whole mess of POW manpower, Edessa, Circis and Palmyra were all put under cultivation.  Work also began on a royal road between the Levant and the Sinai and hence into Mansura.  Then the Byzantines invaded (And who didn’t see that coming?).


The Buwayid Emirates.

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

Diplomacy    Azerbaijan (a), Mand (f)

        Concerned about all the fighting going on to the west, Azzam continued to build large numbers of troops to defend his realm.  Elsewhere, various diplomatic endeavors went pretty well, considering that several key diplomats died in mid-wheedle...


The Emirate of Aden

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

Diplomacy    None

        Ishaq raised more troops to send north to defend the House of Submission against the infidel hordes.


Eastern Europe


The Eastern Roman Empire

Theophanos Konstantinos, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.

Diplomacy    Armenia (nt)

        Thousands of additional troops were raised and the Emperor decided that it was time to rejoin the war (see below).  In other events, new road links were built between Isauria and Cilicia, Macedonia and Thessaly, and Bulgaria and Bosnia.


The Principality of Muscovy

Olga, Boyaress of Muscovy

Diplomacy    Turov (t), Rivne, in Goryn (ea)                       

        Things were pretty quiet.  Tver and Seversk were put under cultivation, a new city, Potlach, was built in Kur and Igortown and Igorgrad both grew in size (to 2, and 4 respectively).


The Kingdom of Poland

Dansk I, King of Poland

Diplomacy    Courland (f)

        Borisov died in 1259 and was laid to rest without incident.  The new King took up the old Kings policies of city expansion, to whit:



New Size

Czestochowa (Lausatia)


Kielce (Little Poland)


Warsaw (Poland)


L’vov (Volhynia)



The Duchy of Estonia

Jaak Viikberg, Duke of Estonia

Diplomacy    None

        A new city, Kunda, was built in Oulu and the road between Novgorod and Kymia was completed.


Western Europe


The Duchy of Bohemia

Kurnik Govner, Duke of Bohemia



The Roman Catholic Church

Lucius IV, Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Christ

Diplomacy    See below...          

        Church activity was surprisingly limited.  The Tithe on the Swedes was raised to 4% and some more churches were built.





Trieste (ch)

Slovakia (ch)



Krakow (ch)


Lodz (ch)

Iceland (ch)



Vettermark (ab)


The Vernonian Empire

Valdemar IV, Emperor of Italy

Diplomacy    Malta (t after allied leader death)

        Arriving into his maturity in early 1257, the new Emperor ordered his generals and admirals to reclaim Sicily, or suffer the consequences (se below).


Le Royaume de France

Gregory I, King of the Franks

Diplomacy    None     

        Deciding that a return to Paris was in order, Dareau left the conduct of the war to his generals and moved back to the capital with the main French army.  There he died at the end of 1257.  His son Gregory took over with little incident.  Elsewhere, roads were built between Anjou and Limousin and Nivernais to Champagne.  See below for the outcome of the war in the western Mediterranean.  Finally, an expedition to the seas off the South African coast was a failure.


The El Reino De Navarre

Alvaro Aroca I, King of Navarre

Diplomacy    None

        Money was sent to the English in return for the right to build on the Isle of Man.  The Spanish position in the Azores was consolidated by the construction of a new port, Punta Delgaga and a fortress as well.  After meeting with various Papal emissaries, Alvaro, like his French counterpart, decided to become involved in the war against the Infidels.  See below for all the fun...


Northern Europe


The Kingdom of Wessex

Sebbi Cearlson, King of the Angles and Saxons

Diplomacy:   None

        Sebbi came of age and the regent stepped down.  The English also decided to withdraw from the war (and there was much rejoicing on the GM’s part).  The cities of Edinburgh, Falmouth and Cadair Mor all grew in size (to 5, 5, and 2 respectively) and the postal roads between Wessex and Cornwall and Dyffed were upgraded to Royal Roads.


The Kingdom of the Svear

Erik IV, King of the Swedes

Diplomacy    None

        Development of the north continued apace with new road links being built between Norway and Kopparborg and between Kopparborg and both Uppsala and Jamtland.  A new port, Lulea was raised in Norbotten.


The Norse Kingdom of Iceland

Erik Ottarson, King of the Norse, Dragon King of the Isles

Diplomacy    None

        Colonization in the west continued with Neskapi being settled to a (1/1) and Micmac and Malecite being settled to (-/9) each.  To the east, control was ceded over Gotland.


North Afriqa


The Maghreb Emirate

Aslar ibn Mohammad, Emir of Morroco

Diplomacy    El Golea Oasis (nt)

        Mohammad died in early 1257 and was succeeded without incident.  The new Emir soon had his hands full (see below).  In other news, two cities, Caralis and Panormus, grew to size eleven.


Al Fatamid Caliphate Al Qaira

Muhtadi Fath ibn Abdul, Fatamid Caliph of Egypt

Diplomacy    None



The Third (or is it Fourth [I can’t remember]) Egyptian War.

Byzantium, Bohemia, France, Navarre and Verona versus Egypt and Syria and Tunisia


The Christians don’t like being attacked, oh no, my precious, they don’t...


Operations in the Western Mediterranean:

        Having spent the best part of 1256 gathering ships from as far away as the Azores, the Spanish were first to get their druthers in, sailing across the Straits of Gibraltar with a big fleet (nearly 600 ships) which promptly ran smack into the 350-ship Tunisian force guarding the Straits.  Spanish numbers told and the Muslim fleet was smashed.  The Spanish (under Prince Miguel) quickly began off-loading the first wave of 38,000 troops.  The Emir, his green banner at the fore, responded with 18,000 cavalry and the two armies collided in the surf in a welter of blood and foam (and foamy blood).  Into the resulting stalemate, the second wave of Spanish troops arrived.  Despite superior numbers, the Spanish could make very little headway against the defenses around Fort Rahalgul and the stalemate continued.

        After about a year of this word reached the Emir that the Franks were landing further east in Algeria.  Cursing his erstwhile ally and his rotten tactical situation, Aslar left a scratch force to watch the Spanish and moved east to deal with the Frankish threat.  It was the opening that the Spanish were waiting for...

        Aslar marched east with his 16,000 odd troops and attacked Lord Ferdinand’s 25,000+ infantry outside of Malaca.  Caught by surprise, the French were utterly destroyed, Ferdinand being cut down in the final melee.  Aslar then quickly beat feet back to the west.

        The Emir arrived back in Morocco just in time to find the Spaniards polishing off the garrison left to defend the place.  Without hesitation, Aslar attacked...and after a hard fight was defeated, escaping to Fez in the south.  For their part, the Spanish spent the rest of the turn securing the region and destroying Fort Rahalgul.


Operations in the Central Mediterranean: 

        Things here started off rather quickly, with the combined Syrian/Fatamid fleet of nearly 600 ships and 40,000 marines setting up a cordon in the Ionian Sea and the Straits of Massina in order to protect their Sicilian prize.  Initial efforts were embarrassing as Duc Appollos’ 358 ship fleet, which had originally sailed into the Sea Area to cause trouble, hastily beat feet to the port of Reggio when it became quite apparent how outnumbered he was.  The next Christian force to attempt to test the cordon was not so lucky.  A squadron of some 50 Venetian ships under the rather clumsy Nero Martinelli, was ferrying the Duke of Malta’s tiny army to Taranto.  The Muslims pounced and utterly annihilated the little force.  After this apertif, the Muslims embarrassed themselves again by failing to catch Admiral Naso’s 326 ship fleet from sneaking into Reggio.  The Christians then combined their forces and sortied, attempting to wrest the straits from the Muslims.  The resulting battle off Messina, in sight of Prince Abdul’s occupying army, was a crushing Muslim victory.  Heavily out-numbered in marines, and weight of ship type, the Christian fleet was smashed and swept from the sea.  The French remnants fled to Masilia, the Veronans to Taranto, where Admiral Naso assumed command of the 34,000 troops there.

        Operations in the theater wound down after this point, while Naso marched his troops into Calabria and hence to the straits, the Muslims fleets continued blocking the same whilst also destroying various other Christian efforts to land troops.  A Venetian squadron of ships under the inept admiral Yarusso was crushed whilst attempting to land some cavalry.  In mid 1258, a Bohemia fleet of 210 ships (mostly transports) managed to evade the Muslim fleets and sail up to Trieste.  With the Ionian Sea manifestly NOT secure and the general there having died; Admiral Sumava docked his ships and took up command of the army there.


Operations in the Levant:

        Whilst all that nautical fun was occurring, events on land where also coming to a head.  After spending over two years gathering their forces and traversing the Taurus Mountains via Lazica (which was browbeaten into paying tribute) and Armenia which had been cajoled by secret diplomacy over the past two turns), the great Orthodox host of over 250,000 troops entered Edessa.  The combined Syrian-Aden force of nearly 200,000 troops reacted and battle was joined!  After much slaughter, the Muslim forces were destroyed and the entire Levant lay wide open.  Edessa was looted (for what loot was to be had) and the Orthodox host smashed on into Aleppo which was also plundered.

        And here the Byzantine Emperor Ion saved Muslim Syria.  For in taking all the loot for himself, he attracted the opprobrium of both his generals and his troops, none of whom had been cut in for a share.  The army mutinied, lynched the Emperor and acclaimed prince Lazar of Wallachia as the new Emperor.  Khan Bulan, deciding that getting involved in Byzantine dynastic politics was a really bad idea, pulled his forces back north, out of harm’s way.  The usurper (or legitimate Emperor, take your pick) Lazar also returned north, garnering the local loyalties of Vaspurakan, Pontus, Galatia and Paphlagonia en route.  Next stop: The Golden Horn!



West Afriqa


The Kingdom of Ghana

Kwazi II, Lord of Kumbi-Saleh

Diplomacy Agades Oasis (nt)   

        Kwazi continued to stuff merchant shipping on internal trade and make friends with the Oasis communities within the Great Erg.


The Kingdom of Togo

Abidemi, King of Togo and Akan

Diplomacy Kongo (nt), Boure (f)

        Ohene died in a squalid K-B jail in 1258.  The late king’s brother, Prince Abedemi took over rule of the country.  Again, the Togoese dispatched an army against the Kanem.  This time over 17,000 troops were sent across the Niger into Kafin against over 9,000 K-B defenders.  Again fortune favored the Kanem and the Togoese were thoroughly thrashed.  Hundreds died as they tried to re-cross the river (including the commander).  Ju, getting thoroughly sick of the slaughter, sent an emissary offering to return Kafin in exchange for permanent peace.

        Togoese diplomatic endeavors were more successful.


The Kingdom of Kanem-Bornu

Ju I, King of Kanem and Bornu

Diplomacy Sokoro (nt)

        Ju built up more troops and prepared for the next Togoese attack.  Cultivation projects were started in Benue and Jos as well.


South Afriqa


The Kingdom of Nyasa

Shaka, Chief of the Nyasa

Diplomacy None

        Work began on a road between Malawai and Kimbu.


The Kingdom of Rozwi

Shaka III, King of Rozwi, Lord of Zimbabwe

Diplomacy Kongo (nt)

        A new port city, Swakopmund, was built in Mbundu and work was begun on a road between Etosha to Mbundu.


The Kingdom of Vaal

Shaka II, King of Vaal and Mapungubwe

Diplomacy None

        Namaqua was put under cultivation.


North America    Cav Count: 60


Pox Reminder: You CAN repopulate regions at the reduced 10nfp/10gps per level.  The reduced rate ONLY applies to repopulating old levels.  New levels (for those regions hit by pox before they had reached their full colonization potential have to be colonized at the regular rate.   Cities destroyed by the pox must be rebuilt as new cities.


Regions totally depopulated AND with no garrisons have been either removed from your stat sheets (or if there’s a surviving city in them, marked as UN; so the Incan player is very lucky he garrisoned his Central American holdings). Roads entering or running through such regions are destroyed UNLESS they enter an existing city within the region.  Roads in regions isolated by pox-depopulated regions are destroyed as well.


Yes, I know you all hate me...


The Tlingit People

Ka-Seen, Chief of the Tlingit, Lord of the Far North.

Diplomacy None

        Chemakum and Tlingit were re-settled to a (2/1) and a (4/8) respectively.



Feathered Coyote II, Ruler of California

Diplomacy None

        A slew of cities continued to be expanded...



New Size

Mokelumne Hill (Ipai)


Koos Bay (Kalapuya)


Kettenpom (Pomo)


San Francisco (Salinan)


Tula’ree (Tolowa)


Berkeley (Yokuts)


Eureka (Yurok)



        Chehalis and Gosiute were re-colonized to their old levels as were Shoshone and Cochimi.  Finally, work was begun on a road between Mono and Panamint.


The Anasazi Nation

Desert Wind, Chief of the Anasazi, Lord of the Chaco

Diplomacy None

        Just a whole butt load of colonization going on with Yampa, Wakita, Leoti, Chanute, Tahua, Unita and Ute being resettled to (1/#) level regions.


The Mississippian Empire

Kahailo, the Great Beaver of the Snake

Diplomacy None

               Missouri was re-colonized to a (1/6) and Miami to a (2/3).


The Natchez Confederacy

Red Bird, Great Sun of the Natchez

Diplomacy Caddo (t)

        the Natchez resumed their exploratory activities with an expedition to the Gulf of Honduras as well as a trip to Colon, which was claimed by the Confederacy (no one really cared what the locals thought of this).


The Yamasee People

Airsick Kestrel, Chief of the Yamasee

Diplomacy None

        Yamasee was re-colonized to its old level.




The Toltec Hegemony of Chichen Itza

Quatayilla II, Grand Hegemon of the Maya

Diplomacy    None

        Amid much rejoicing, all the remaining pox-stricken regions of the Empire regained their old GPVs.  Yay!  Additonal funds continued to be invested in public works.  Yay!


South America


The Mighty Incan Empire

Ataxalpa, Emperor of the Incas

Diplomacy None

        The homeland was resettled to a (3/5).  An expedition was sent to the Empire’s Amazon regions and the cities of Huexotla and Alta were sacked, an act that generated a not inconsiderable amount of bad will.  Incan control of Mura, Catawishi and Cuilino was also surrendered.


The Kingdom of Shokleng

Trunka, King of Shokleng

Diplomacy None

        Tupinamba was repopulated to a (2/3).


The Mapuche Empire

Ristan, Empress of the Mapuche

Diplomacy None

        Ristan died in early 1257 without an heir.  His lieutenant, Petiulish assumed the throne.  Poya and Guenaken were re-colonized to (1/6) and (1/5) respectively.