Hordes

Two types of Hordes exist in Lords 24, Active and Inactive. Inactive Hordes are those Hordes with a population counter less than 10. Once this counter reaches ten the Inactive Horde will spawn an Active Horde.

Inactive Hordes

Inactive Hordes are the breeding grounds for the more mobile and greatly feared Active Hordes. Each turn their population will vary up and down until such point as the pressure on their traditional grasslands gets so great that an Active Horde is spawned and spreads out in search of new lands.

When a Horde is Inactive it is possible to use standard diplomacy to affect a nationís status with the Horde. However, if the Horde turns Active this status may be lost.

Active Hordes

Active Hordes will attempt to spread out from their heartlands in search of new lands for their tribes and herds. They will attack or demand tribute from all their neighbours and attempt to absorb lesser Hordes into their mass.

It is now possible to use standard diplomacy on an Active Horde but a nation can send a leader with high Charisma to influence the Hordes Khan. Any influence gained with a

 

Increase Influence with Khan (IIK)

Charisma, 6AP, Can be conducted by any leader at the Khanís location (note leaders can perform the action if they are within Action Range of the Khan).

 

This action is highly influenced by:

1.      Gifts of gold (Tribute or Permanent Tithe)

2.      Declarations of fealty (Leader and troops for the Khan to use)

3.      Royal Marriages.

 

Influence Khanís Actions (IKM)

Charisma, 6AP, Can be conducted by any leader at the Khanís location (note leaders can perform the action if they are within Action Range of the Khan).

If successful will alter the Khanís course of action. This action can be modified by yet more gold.

 

 

Current Horde Population

The following table can be used to track a hordes population. When is at or near 10 it will become active.

 

HORDE

CURRENT POPULATION

REGION

OGADEN

21

WEST

MAGYARS

19

WEST

AWLIL

18

WEST

COSSACK HORDE

17

WEST

WADAI

16

WEST

TZIN-KIANG ZAO

16

EAST

TARTAR HORDE

14

EAST

ADJOU ABA

13

WEST

ADAKH

11

EAST

SHARIFS

13

WEST

SCYTHIA

14

EAST

ALTAI

13

EAST

CHALBI

12

WEST

CHUGUCHAK

12

EAST

GOBI

12

EAST

KUL'SARY

11

EAST

EFLAKS

11

WEST

HARAZE

10

WEST

DUBAI

10

WEST

HSUING-NU

10

EAST

JUNGARIA

9

EAST

SHADAD

8

EAST

YENISEY

7

EAST

BOSTRA

7

WEST

BURYAT H.

7

EAST

SUNGARI

7

EAST

AIN FARAH

7

WEST

TIHAMET

6

EAST

AD'DIFFAH

6

WEST

SAKA-SUNGARI

5

EAST

SISTAN

4

EAST

N. TARTARS

4

EAST

WESTERN JUNGARIA

4

EAST

MONGOLS

1

EAST

GOLDEN HORDE

1

EAST

SELJUKS

4

EAST

MEMAR

3

EAST

MERKITS

3

EAST

LIAO

3

EAST

TARIM ZAO

3

EAST

KAZANS

3

EAST

NEOGOTHS

3

WEST

ROMANII

2

WEST

AYYUBID BEDOUIN

1

WEST

ASWAN TR.

0

WEST

KHIRGIZI

0

EAST

BATHA

0

WEST

BULGARI

0

WEST

TSAIDAM

0

EAST

LANG ZAO

0

EAST