Lords of the Earth 

CAMPAIGN TWENTY-FOUR Ė THE EAST

Turn 83

1402 ~ 1405 Anno Domini

805 ~ 808 in the year of the Hegira

4039 (Water Horse) - 4042 (Wood Rooster)

 

New for T73

Noble House rules have been added Ė please take a look at these here.

 

New Spreadsheet for the Renaissance has been created Ė this can be found here and must be used from now on.

 

Some tinkering with the Religious Order rules.

 

Iím going back to standard movement rules Ė sigh Ė as it is just taking too much time to rewrite these. Please continue to give your orders in year chunks though Ė The newly created spreadsheet should help with this

New for T59

Paths to victory: There are several options open to a player when an NPN has been defeated

 

  1. Take the victory conditions (see NPN rules) available for NPNs and allow the NPN to go its own way. This is a useful option if you do not want to increase your imperial size or bother with the NPNs internal affairs.
  2. Keep it as either Pacified or Pacified Tributary. You will not get victory conditions but will get income from the NPNs Homeland/Friendly regions and cities. Also, as the years from conquest marker goes up it may turn Friendly or Tributary. Using this option treats the NPN as a super-region.
  3. Old school, you will have to take the regions you want and conquer each in turn. If the capital is taken then some of the NPNs ratings will be added to yours if higher. The NPN will cease to exist.

 

Dealing with hordes: Hordes can be dealt with a number of ways rather than just an outright battle. These are

 

  1. Threaten them. Hordes respond to a show of strength and may leave you alone if confronted with enough force.
  2. Bribe them. They are looking for gold and lands to settle or pillage so if you offer them it on a plate they may well go away. They may also just take it and attack anyway.
  3. Use diplomacy. It does work and I suggest chucking in a royal princess or two.

 

You can also use a combination of the above. If the horde becomes a FA or A, you can direct its attacks or its path of migration.

New for T57

Non-player rules update: Iíve updated the NPN rules to fit better with the Lordís system. Please check them out.

New for T53

Restrictions on Royal Marriages: Due to the complications arising from these rules only K, H or P leaders can benefit from a Royal Marriage. Members of the Royal Family that have not come into play are not considered eligible. Also, Primate, Order and Secret Empire positions are not eligible for marriage bonuses. These are meant to be diplomatic arrangements between sovereign states.

New for T52

East Ė West Split: Iím going to try to split the East and the West parts of the game so that I can process the orders quicker Ė donít know if or how it will work yet but lets see if itíll happen

New for T51

No Orders: If I donít get any orders in for a position and the player doesnít answer my emails then Iíll put the position back to a NPN and put aside the players cash (if any) until they pick it or another nation up again.

New for T50

Request Royal Marriage: Used to ask a NPN nation for a bride for one of your Princes or a suitor for one of your little Princesses. Cost is 6AP, Charisma based. The leader doesnít have to be in the NPNs capital but if he isnít then he needs to be in your homeland/capital.

New for T49

Naval Reaction and Blockade: Naval Reactions can only occur when there is action in a Sea Zone that the fleet is based at. The fleet has to be based from a port and not the Sea Zone. Also, the Reaction can only occur when your own lands or those of an ally benefiting from a Defensive Pact marriage bonus are attacked. It also applies to any merchant fleets you operate through the Sea Zone in the case of piracy.Naval Blockadeís only work if your fleet is based in the same Sea Zone as the target port and you spend all (every single one) of your APs in the blockade. The fleet must be based from a port and not a Sea Zone.

New for T48

The use of fleets for Reaction and mitigating the effects of Pirates: My understanding has now changed since we GMs have had some discussion on the list. The use of Reaction has been explained on the Wiki and Patrol is no longer used in the Base Rules.

Reaction

 

Trade Route Escorts

 

 

Updated NPN and Primacy rules: Yep, been tinkering again but I feel a almost serene sense of satisfaction with my latest offering. See what you think.

 

Added the ability to hire mercenary captain when there is no mercenary company available: See the mercenary tables

New for T47

Improved cultivation at TL5: If a nation has reached the dizzy heights of TL5 than it can benefit from improved cultivation. You can Improve a cultivated homeland region from 2GPv to 3GPv, or any other controlled cultivated region from 1GPv to 2GPv. This is a level one megalithic construction.

New for T46

NPNS: Iíve tweaked the NPN and Primacy/Order rules a little to make them fit better with the 24 game. Iíve also reduced their overall RRV to make diplomacy easier.

New for T45

New Rivers: Iíve added in some new possible rivers onto the map. These are rivers that were once passable by light traffic (remember Cogs cannot travel on rivers) and have now become silted up. You can dredge a stretch of the river (along one region border edge) as a 0.5 level project.

Gripes:

Agro as conversion Ė this has restrictions (see 2.11.5.3) which I will be enforcing from now on.

Rivers can only support light ships Ė as far as I know Cogs cannot travel on rivers. This also includes Cogs built for trade.

New Primates: We have two new Primate positions this turn. Jumal Skyfather, which is an Estonian god and the Coptic Church based out of Axum.

New for T44

Minor islands and City States: Iíll be allowing minor islands (Corfu, Jerba, Wight etc) and city states to be used as locations from T44. Just let me know the rationale behind why you want it separate and if reasonable Iíll add it in. Once they are created as locations, they obey all the rules of islands etc. However, their Gpv cannot go above 0.

Flooding: The last few turns have seen a massive increase in the amount of flooding that has occurred. It appears that the years are getting warmer and wetter. As a result of this some of the minor rivers on the map are once again becoming passable to river traffic.

Denmark: Following on from the Minor Islands stuff, you can see that Denmark is now separated out to Jutland and Syaland (Zeeland).

Announcements and items of note

General Stuff: Please use my Paypal account (stephenbrunt@yahoo.co.uk) for all Lordsí 24 payments. If you cannot use this facility then please let me know and I will see what I can do about filtering US funds to my account. I may also stop using the throneworld email address due to the mass of spam Iím getting!

 

Order Form: Please use the standard excel order form

from now on. Iíll update the site with a link to it next week when I get some time. This is important as it helps me process the turn more quickly. THIS IS NOW MANDATORY.

Non-Payment: some of you still owe me some cash. Although it may come as surprise that this is not my main source of income, I see it only polite that you pay for the occasionally night out. So, if youíre under zero next turn Iíll not process you orders.

Version 6: Lords 24 uses version 6 of the basic rules

The Map: The map now includes India as well as Europe, Central Asia and Africa. Iíve greyed out repeated areas on the maps to make my life easier. However, this means some player nations are split across more than one map. I may increase the size of the main map but Iíll have to think on this.

Tithes and Tribute: I think these are automatically updated by the stats program, so no need to declare them in your orders.

Control of the Papacy and Religious Orders: In Lords 24 we will not always have a player Pope (or Caliph etc for that matter) and the following rules are used to determine which player faction controls the Popeís actions, Papacy Rules. Iíve also added some stuff about gaining support from their armies

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India

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Pratihara Kingdom of Kaunaj

(Hindu Civilised Open Empire)
Vanaya, Raja of Kaunaj

The death of Suresh in 1404 threw the Kingdom into chaos. He had recently married a young bride from the House of Kaunaj and fathered two children when he suffered a heart attack after all his exertions. The Queen declared that she would rule in the place of the young Prince but Vanaya had other ideas. Waylaying the recently appointed Xeno as he too was rushing to the throne room, the elder statesman of Rajputi politics was quick to eliminate his rival. With Xeno dispatched, Vanaya sent word to his supporters amongst the army to arrest General Kalam. Vanaya then took control of the palace, imprisoning the young Queen in her quarters.Despite all the turmoil at court, the prosperity of the Rajput nation continued with most cities increasing in size and the vast sums spent on improving the living standards of the their inhabitants. Rajputi missionaries were dispatched once again and saw some success in OmíChu, Tzukan and Ajmer.Molam was at the Punjabi court when news reached him of Sureshís death and Vanayaís betrayal. The Punjabis wanted no part in the insurrection and ejected Molam from their territory.Wayra was forced to leave OmíChu when the dwindling Buddhist majority took back control of the province.

 


South East Asia and the Islands


The Kingdom of Thaton

(Buddhist Civilised Open Empire)
Sallat II, King of Thuwunnabumi

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Sallat took command of the Thatonese army and augmented its forces with a further fifteen thousand men from the Moulmein garrison.He was assisted by his son, Sallat II, who also gained a considerable force from the Moulmein garrison as well as over five thousand cavalry recently raised.Prince Sallat was to take control of the entire army in 1403 when the king took ill and died in the summer of that year. The rule of Thaton was to pass peacefully to Sallat II. Selayla was to join the King in Moulmein but was killed in a minor skirmish en-route from Padishan. Some rogue elements of the Thatonese military had heard word of the intended purge and were trying to drum up support when they were encountered by Selaylaís forces. With news of infiltration by Rajputi forces in the Thatonese military it fell to Prince Kailat to oversee the purge. With the coordination of most of Sallatís generals, the purge went ahead with almost no losses except for the unfortunate Selayla. All of the known ringleaders were rounded up and executed in front of Sallatís forces; effectively ending the Rajputís influence in his military. Before his death Sallat ensured that the walls of Mytikina, Rangoon, Moulmein and the fortress of Nam Tok in Pegu were improved. Sri Thanat was dispatched on a diplomatic mission to Sagiang but was attacked by wild animals in the Kayah wilderness and never arrived in the province. Attempts to gain influence in Greater Wheel and the Burning Lotus Order were also to come to nothing.


 

 

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The Minamoto Shogunate

(Shinto Civilised Open Empire)
Myia, Empress of the East

With the succession in doubt, the Princess Myia was named Empress and ascended to the Chrysanthemum Throne. See took as her husband Prince Konoe of the House of Yamoto but contoured to place the stewardship of the Shogunate in the hands of the able Yokota Hiroshi.While the Shinto priests were unable to convert any of the Buddhists of Saga and Kagoshima the expansion of the Minamoto realm into the north-east mainland continued unabated. The port of Kure was built in Ostoma and linked to the frontier cities of Toba and Omu. The wilderness of Magadan was cut back and new farms built along the shoreline there. Roku continued his work on Sakhalin and signed an alliance with the Hakushaku of those lands.


 

 

 

 

The Land under Heaven

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The Kingdom of ChiangíNing

(Buddhist Civilised Open Empire)
Ban Ao, King of ChiangíNing

 

Ban Zhengís personal guard was augmented with four thousand men split evenly between foot and horse. The King was concerned about threat from the Steppe and ordered a comprehensive program of fort construction throughout the Chang heartlands. The massive Imperial Tomb and the ornate Palace of the Ancients were completed during Ban Zhengís rule and would remain a testament to the Ban dynasty. Also during these years, Ban Zheng was to gain a daughter from his ChiangíLimg wife. Negotiations with the ChiangíLing did not go smoothly despite all the efforts of Xuan Si and Dong Ziying. The budding alliance was compromised and the ChiangíLing were to offer mere tribute to Ban Zheng. Furthermore, Dong was to contract a fever in 1405 and pass away in the winter of that year. Admiral Wan took command of the imperial fleet of Meng Chong warships from Nanjing to protect against sea-borne invasions or raids.

 

The Ko Kingdom of Koueichou††

(Buddhist Civilised Open Empire)
Bon Hi, King of the Ko

 

Bon Hi raised over fifteen thousand cavalry in Szechwan to replace the losses of the Nanchao campaign. To finance the new troops, Bon Hi ordered his tax inspectors to squeeze the peasants and merchants further. Not even the nobility were exempt as vast sums of gold were required by Bon Hiís state. The king then spent the remainder of these years ruling from his court in Szechwan, fathering twins with his wife San. Koueichouís influence with the Wudan Masters grew due to the effort s of Bon Hiís priests and the building of an Order House in Hubei. However, the Wheel did not forget Bon Hiís intention to destroy the holy city of TaiíLi and his overtures to gain their support were rebuffed. BoníHi also tried to improve trade with the West by extending the road to the OmíChu border although the recent unrest in Kaunaj saw the trade routes disrupted for now.Prince Kei Ko II travelled to Nanching to improve relations with the city. The hand of Princess Win Song Wuan was offered to seal the negotiations after being escorted to the city by Ka Mi Ko. Negotiations were going well and the city was once again part of the kingdom but the Prince was to catch a fever in 1404 and die in the summer of that year. General Huntai Song took command of the newly raised cavalry and along with General Shei Wok moved east into Ganzhou. The intention was to avoid conflict with Chengshi forces in the province and move onto Ganzhou however a hard crossing over the mountains and the sheer size of Koueichouís force meant that the Chengshi were alerted.General Song pulled his forces towards the coast, aiming for Chekiang whilst General Wok was left to deal with the Chengshi army deployed against him.The defenders numbered more than twice Wokís army of nine thousand men but it was news of General Songís death by a Chengshi arrow that turned the tide against him.The general was forced back by the defenders and started the long march back to Jiangxi combining with General Songís retreating forces along the way. Four thousand infantry and a similar number of cavalry were lost in the battle and the ensuing retreat but General Wok managed to keep possession of his beloved siege towers. The defenders lost around three thousand men.The head of Wei Wok arrived at Szechwan in 1403 but no one claimed responsibility.