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Kingdom of Denmark

 

King Hans Oldenburg's proclamations were ringing through the various cities of the Union. Hans's speech would soon be sent to every European power. His father was no great man, though it was rarely talked about. It had led to far more complicated matters. The Swedish rebels were already filled with the devils anger. It was to this very upstart effort that the proclamation was addressed to;

 

"As king of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, I speak for all people in the Union. This Swedish noble Gustav who calls himself king is arrogant. I do not doubt some today are marching behind him. But this is not how Scandinavia should be run. I did not receive any true emissary or diplomat. I did not have any discussions with the Swedish noble families, or have the people confide to me. There is no due process, nothing to legitimize a new royal power and nation. Instead this Stefan has offered us nothing. That is, nothing, besides the threat of a war. With no legitimate negotiations or basis, a single man is now driving us to civil war. Why? I wish for peace and stability. This dangerous road Stefan and his idea of Sweden pursue will lead to nothing but loss.

 

As for this coalition, is it not clear what is truly going on? The Germanic powers that be are supporting a puppet of their own interest. I do not see any attempts to steer their own minds from this path of war. They are ready to plunge in and take what is rightfully mine on a whim. I will not stand by and let them do this. They could of offered peace. Even an invitation into the coalition on the condition Sweden becomes independent. But nothing like that has reached me ears. So be it."

 

Danish territory in the Scandinavian are receives renewed royal interest. Their borders with Sweden are garrisoned. As troops begin to move in, they are set up in multiple border towns and cities. Mountain units remain at home in their caves and little keeps. The army however is not aggressive over the Danish border. They indeed have daily parlays and allow trade to flows as always. Farmers are paid for what they give to the army, and soilders who disobey laws are hung/whipped. For now life seemed normal as always, except with the troops. But they were friendly enough, only watching out for provocation from the rebels.

 

The power of the Danish navy is soon allocated to their own little regions of the Baltic. The primary focus will be in Gotland and Copenhangen. From there they will patrol the Baltic and keep an eye out for enemy movements. With things so tense, Denmark jockeys it's navy into a superior position. Any attempt from this coalition to send warships out would be responded to. For now merchants are allowed to keep passing as always. But if the Coalition really decides to throw themselves into war they see who controls the seas.

 

The mass mobilization of Danish power was soon apparent in every street.

 

Outline

Recruiting 40k Infantry -40k

Recruiting 5k Cavalry -10k

Recruiting 100 Canons -10k

Building 2 Galleons -10k

 

Proclamation issued to Europe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tribe of The Four Lakes

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Army: 40,000 Infantry

Mages: 50

Navy: 20 Galleys

Gold: 30,000

Gold per Turn: 3,000

Population: 400,000

Since the day of the unification of lower Michigan and the centralization of Potawatomi power, the economy of the Four Lake Tribe has begun to falter. With most nearby potential trading partners being former enemies to Potawatomi, their nation was in an interesting predicament. It was decided by the great leader, that the only way to sustain the Four lake Tribe was to venture out across his bountiful lakes and establish trade with the nearby tribes along the Erie and Ontario lakes, towards the lands of Huron, Iroquois, and Shawnee.

 

On top of such problems, lay the culturally important research and findings of their shamans. It was the duty of the shamans to connect with the Lake Goddess, Macha, and to advance in her teachings of the lake. It was the ultimate goal of the spiritually inclined to advance in Lake Magic. However, as of late her teachings have dwindled and the effort being put into magical advancement has all but halted. So, to keep the Potawatomi culture alive, High Chief Peshkno created a small reserve of gold to supply to local shamans who came to a fundamental break-through in magical research.

 

But of course, the most obvious problem plaguing the newly expanded nation was the result of past grudges of it's borders. The Miami Tribe seemed to be the only centralized tribe remaining on Potawatomi's border, to the south west. It was only natural to bolster the Four Lakes' infantry reserves in case of a future invasion from the south. However, not much was invested due to the obvious lack of resources.

 

Actions

  • Investment into establishing trade throughout Lake Erie and Lake Ontario with the tribes along it's coasts. 5,000 Gold [MOD] [The Alamnian Tribe]
  • A pot is set up to fund and encourage shamans to research the mystical and arcane energies of the Lakes. 5,000 Gold [MOD]
  • Working to train 2,000 Infantrymen. 2,000 Gold [MOD]
Edited by Vilebranch

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The Grand Duchy of Lithuania

 

The people rejoiced as the news of King Alexander’s coronation spread through the country. The vacuum left by the death of his father the preceding year took its toll on the people of Lithuania, but as they looked upon the new king they were filled with hope for a new era of prosperity. The timing couldn’t have been better, for hope had been failing as the country declined from the rule of Vytautus and eastern countries began threatening its dominion. Now, King Alexander promises his great people that they will soon return to their glory days, and they will find protection from their adversaries.

 

STATISTICS

Army : 40,000 Infantry, 10,000 Cavalry, 20 Cannons

Navy : That’s for chumps

Treasury : 0 gold

Economy : 5,000 base + 1,000 trade = 6,000 gold per turn

Technology : Advanced Cannons

Trade : Byzantium

 

ACTIONS:

-Offers for trade routes to be set up are sent to Moldavia, Wallachia, and the Teutonic Order.

-The Teutonic Order is approached for an defensive alliance against the ‘eastern wilds.’

-The size of the Crimean military is investigated.

-12 mines are constructed in hopes of significantly increasing revenue [-30,000 Gold].

-20 more cannons are produced [-2,000 Gold].

-2,000 cavalry units are trained [-4,000 Gold].

-6,000 infantry units are trained [-6,000 Gold].

Roads are developed to allow quicker travel for traders and defenders alike [-10,000 Gold].

Edited by OKUDKREESH

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The Kingdom of Portugal

 

King John II had a smug look on his face as he heard the news from Christopher Columbus’ expedition, the news of ‘magic’ however changed his facial expression to mysterious and his eyes lit up with any idea. He motioned for his guards to move the commoners out of the Throne room. Another was sent to gather the council, as work must be done. 

 

Actions: 

 

Three Expeditions are formed, recruiting begins for each one of them. One would follow the coast of Africa, following the maps they previously have. Another is using the Castilian map of the

 

Caribbean this time they would travel more western. Another is sent west, this time launching from the Azores. (-15,000) (55,000 Ducats) 

 

Trade with Castile, Aragon, and surprising the Ottomans is accepted. (+3,000 Income) 

 

The Portuguese Expeditionary Force is formed by King John II (-24,000 Ducats) (31,000 Ducats)
20,000 Infantry 
2,000 Cavalry 

 

Four mines are constructed, as these expeditions would be expensive and income had to be generated. (-10,000 Ducats) (21,000 Ducats)

 

Backroom nonsense? (-5,000 Ducats) (16,000 Ducats)

 

Treasury: 16,000 Ducats
Income: 10,000Ducats 
Trade Partners: 
Castile, Venice, Ottomans

 

 

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The Republic of Venice

Treasury: 90,000
Income: 9,000
Navy: 20 Galleys, 10 Carracks, 9 Galleons
Army: 10,000 Infantrymen; 20 Cannons
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The discovery of the New World sent the Venetian Republic into a frenzy. Concerned members of the aristocracy immediately moved to advise the Doge, offering opinions as far ranging as one might imagine. Some pressed him to ignore the discovery completely, instead focusing on consolidating trade in the Eastern Mediterranean that already aptly filled the coffers of the Venetians. Others advised taking far more direction action on these new developments. These men especially stressed the importance of not lagging behind in these developments lest Venice fall to the wayside in global affairs.

The Doge ultimately decided in favor with the latter, choosing to pursue these new developments. Criers were sent out across Western Europe in an attempt to bring explorers to the Venetian fold. Not neglecting the concerns of the other patricians though, the Doge took rather decisive actions during the year 1492.

Acting upon the naval superiority of the Republic, the Venetians began conducting exercises in the Adriatic and Ionian Seas, harassing Neopolitan and Aragonese vessels and seizing [small amounts] resources from them as ‘taxation’. These acts are meant to begin to emphasize the competence of the Venetian Navy and ensure their readiness in the case of conflict.


In a similar act, a large portion of the Venetian Army is sent to the border with Bosnia. In a blatant act of militarism, the Bosnians are threatened with war and are offered the opportunity to retain a fair amount of independence should they submit to the will of the Doge in Venice. The parts of the  Venetian Navy not engaged in the Adriatic and Ionian seas raid the Bosnian coastline as well.




Military Actions
The Venetian Navy conducts exercises off the coast of Naples, avoiding any direct confrontation but making their presence known. [15 Galleys, 8 Carracks, 7 Galleons]

The Venetian Navy begins raiding Bosnian ports and trading posts. [5 Galleys, 2 Carracks, 2 Galleons].

Along the border with Bosnia, the Venetian Army is preparing for a coordinated assault. War is threatened with the Bosnians. [12,000 Infantry, 15 Cannons]

A formal military alliance is extended to the Roman Empire.

A formal military alliance is extended to the Kingdom of Portugal.


Purchases and Investment
1,000 - Training and funding Venetian Exercises in the Adriatic and Ionian Sea, ensuring combat

Readiness
1,000 - Training and readiness exercises for both new and veteran Venetian troops while exercising

along the Bosnian border
2,000 - Increased integration between the Venetian Army and Navy are explored, namely a force

specializing in amphibious invasions. A great amount of research is done on this tactic [Marine

Specialization].
5,000 - Infantrymen are recruited and deployed
5,000 -  Two mines are constructed along the Coast of Friuli.
2,000 - More research into the concept of Improved Navigation is conducted
20,000 - The construction of a Grand Shipyard [The Venetian Arsenal]
[Conditional 1,000] - Gold is offered to willing explorers who might be interested in conducting exploration in the New World on behalf of Venice.


Diplomatic Actions
The following nations are offered Trade Partnerships:
The Roman Empire
The Kingdom of Aragon
The Kingdom of Portugal
The Duchy of Milan
The Papal State


The Kingdom of Aragon is offered the opportunity to negotiate, without conflict, for the transfer of provinces in the Kingdom of Naples in exchange for Gold or conditional resources later on. Military exercises continue along the coast of Naples though.

A relationship is offered to the Kingdom of Hungary [mod]. Most of it is contingent on the division of the North-West Balkans between the two powers, as well as a way to check the Habsburgs in Austria.

The Kingdom of Portugal is approached regarding the purchase of a space from which they can base Venetian vessels and crews in Porto in the north of the country. The Venetians are interested in using this port as a hub for potential expeditions into the New World.


Custom Technologies
- Venetian Naval Innovations [2 Invested]
- Improved Navigation [1 Invested]

Edited by _pok_

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1492

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-Please remember to put your regional bonuses into use. Refer to the European, North American and South American bonuses, and add them next to your technological or magical innovations. Example: Investing into better cannons. (5000 gold) (+20%=  6000 gold)

 

-Give details when you are attempting to research technology or magic. I am not omniscient.

 

-Send me your secret projects, I do not want to have to seek you out for them.

 

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A time of change. New alliances forming, olds ones shattering. Powers rising as leaders call their people forth, to war. The neverending tramp of iron shod boots against dirt, snow, sand and stone. The creak of weary rope, stretching red sails taut as galleys turn to face their foes.

 

The indistinct cry of a seagull, echoed by the cry of the watch, as a dim line of land appears on the horizon…

 

A year renewal and festering hostilities. A year of preparation. The quiet before the storm.

 

Duchy of Burgundy

 

Mines, mines everywhere. Under royal decree, laborers and engineers spread out throughout the low lands, seeking for the best spots to place these mines. By the end of the year, five have been completed, and reports indicate that the following five will be finished in the coming year.

 

Burgundy now possesses 1 Iron mine, 1 gold mine, 2 mines of assorted, low value minerals (other) and 1 coal mine. With five more of yet undetermined produce on the way.

 

Three galleons cruise out of the shipyards scattered across the Burgundy coast, ready to face whatever the sea has to offer.

 

New units of cavalry and infantry are raised by the crown, ready to serve their proud nation.

 

Thanks to a bit of tinkering and a few unfortunate explosions, the Duchy of Burgundy has almost reached a level of technological proficiency with the Heavy Arquebus that rivals Sweden. It will only take a little more time and toil to achieve it. (9600 gold invested thanks to the European +20% tech bonus)

 

The research into crop-rotation proves to be ultimately fruitless. Little is gained beyond a few ideas and a few half-hearted attempts by farmers who are more concerned with this years harvest than the next.

 

Brittany currently seems to be on relatively good terms with France. Since it has been vassalized in the Mad War, it maintains a certain level of autonomy and has been treated well. Rebellious sentiment does not seem to fester within its borders.

 

With the death of Frederick III, the crown of the HRE is currently without a head to sit on, and few are those who know how to act, or who to elect.

 

Surprisingly, Michelangelo accepts the offer. His is young, just out of his apprenticeship, and the death of his previous patron has left him without stable income. In exchange for a moderate sum of 250 gold a year, he agrees to fill the palaces of Burgundy with wondrous art.


 

Alamnian Tribe

 

The tribesmen do indeed find a new metal as they scour their lands for the shiny things. It appears that this metal does indeed hold the properties of copper, and a tentative, if far from advanced little quarry appears above the deposit. For now, the ores are kept, unrefined and unmolested, as the Alamnians have no real idea of how to work them.

 

Some of the smartest individuals in the tribe begin to theorize that it may be possible to burn the metals until they melt like fat, after one of them tosses a small piece of ore into a fire in a fit of frustration. For now, they have only begun to figure out that this is a possibility, but the seed of an idea is there.

 

The farms around the capital flourish as careful work is put into tending the soil and watering the plants. The system works, and with it, the farms grow in size and capacity. It would seem that the Alamnians are in for a good harvest this year.

 

Many a mage comes to teach in this simple school of magical arts. This great brainstorming and congregation leads to a  significant breakthrough in levitation magicks. By the end of the year, a few mages have mastered the ability to throw small, one inch stones with the strength of a slingshot. This ability is, for now, reserved to their best, and it will take more careful tutelage for the weaker mages to master it. More time. (+20% from region bonus = 15600 gold.)

 

100 mages join the ranks of the Alamnian telekinetics. Unfortunately, it seems that there are just not enough citizens capable of wielding the magic to get more. Perhaps more will be found next year.

 

 

Kingdom of Castile

 

Some farms nearer the big cities of Castile benefit from improved irrigation. Many of the peasants working these fields are grateful, as these improvements promise an increase in production over the following years. As such, some of the peasants in Castile find a higher sense of loyalty to the crown within their hearts.

 

Soldiers and knights are trained and prepared for their role in the forming the future of Castile.

 

A general improvement of Castillian infrastructure sees a significant increase in the quality of roads and in the cleanliness of cities. While this endeavour has begun to bear fruit, it has yet to truly take form. It will take a little more gold, some more laborers and a few more investments within the major regions to have significant results.

 

 

Kingdom of Aragon

 

Thousands of laborers, dozens of architects and months of work. But slowly, ever so slowly, a great fortress takes shape near Barcelona. With slanted walls, sharp angles and many layers, the Fortress will prove to be a veritable bastion against any invader.

 

Two mines are founded this year. An iron mine and a coal mine.

 

Leonardo Da Vinci either never received the invitation, or decides not to respond to it. Either way, no answer is returned to the Aragonese Court.

 

The Papal State agrees to trade with Aragon.

 

 

Poland

 

The King’s travels have the desired effect, to some extent. Many are the villages affected, and in those, he finds mostly grateful peasants, welcoming his aid with open hands. However, he is only one man, and can do little beyond affecting certain regions. The impact ends up being minimal. On the downside, he does provoke a few nobles’ ire, who see this practice as far below a king. A little ripple, never to grow into a wave.

 

The initial stages of this selective breeding process go well, as they collect and breed some of the best stock that they can find. However, the scope is still limited, and the impact will take a few years to truly be seen.

 

The first steps into improving roads are good. However, the workers soon find themselves short of coin, and refuse to continue until they are paid. (You have 30k on turn one, income is factored in turn two.)

 

 

Sweden

 

Soldiers flock to the Swedish crown, their patriotism rekindled by the sudden break from the Kalmar Union.

 

Fifty cannons roll out of their foundries, ready to shoot death and smoke from their barrels.

 

Norwegian nobles simply directs the envoys to representatives of the Danish crown. It seems that they do not take kindly to Sweden’s sudden break from the Kalmar Union and are still staunchly behind Denmark.

 

Work begins on a the Angsar Musket...to little effect. For now. (6000 + 20% = 7200 gold.)

 

An iron mine, two low value mines and a coal mine soon marr the beautiful swedish landscape.

 

 

Byzantium

 

Serbia and Hungary both accept the trade deals.

 

Thousands of ducats pour into the recruitment centers, stables and foundries around the Empire as new divisions are shaped, and march forth to face the enemies of the Empire.

 

A coal mine, four iron mines and a low value mine are founded. Byzantium will not run out of steel any time soon.

 

Greek Fire, a long kept secret of the Byzantines, is rekindled. New ideas and new concepts spring from the great minds within the Empire. For now, just ideas. (10.000 + 20% = 12000 gold.)

 

Da Vinci refuses the offer, though he seems intrigued. Apparently, he is quite busy at the moment, but with time, who knows…

 

For now, neighboring nations to the north of Byzantium seem reluctant to send aid, or spend any of their own funds to stop the Ottoman Empire. Their answer is simple, Byzantium has done well so far, and the Ottomans seem to have diverted their interest. Why would they throw gold down the drain of costly war now, of all times?

 

The Mamluks agree to a meeting between envoys, reluctantly. (skype)

 

Bosnia, now under threat from Venice, sends a missive to Byzantium, requesting aid from the Empire against these unprovoked demands.

 

 

Aztec Empire

 

The works of centralization launched by the Huetlatoani go by with relative ease. Certainly, some lords are reluctant to surrender their powers, but the thread of obsidian clubs convince them in ways that words cannot. The reforms are mostly a success, with only a few minor uprisings getting shut down quite easily by the fearsome warriors loyal to the Huetlatoani.

 

A new settlement takes shape, expanding the already impressive borders of the Empire towards the north.

 

The Pueblo and the Choctaw eventually accept these trade deals. Unfortunately, the Chud are far too distant from the Aztec, and the profit of such an agreement is so miniscule that the Aztec Empire trades with them at a loss. (Inca is now played. Chud too far for your current technological prowess to trade with.)

 

More mages to manipulate blood, more soldiers to spill it.

 

Lucky Aztecs, they successfully found an Iron mine and a gold mine in the year of 1492.

 

The search for refining Iron begins well. Some of the Aztecs most skilled metalworkers successfully extract it from the ore, but are unable to refine it, or turn it into anything beyond rough, coarse and brittle lumps. A step down the right path, but just a step. (10.000 gold + 10% = 11.000 gold.)

 

Temples run red with blood as priests seek the secrets of their magics within the veins of their sacrifices. Progress is made. Indeed, they are near a breakthrough with their ritual empowerments. Almost there, but not quite yet. They need only seek a little further. (10.000 + 10%)

 

 

Mayan Empire

 

The construction of shrines goes well, and soon the population is flocking to them, fervent in the beliefs that its leaders promote.

 

Exactly one-hundred new mages enter the Mayan colleges, ready to master the mind-bending abilities of their predecessors.

 

Illusions...smoke and mirrors… The wise men of the Mayan Empire see through them all as they pierce their secrets, and begin to unveil a new form of magic, powerful in its own way. They struggle harshly though. It seems that generations of mind-reading have bent their capabilities in favor of that branch of magic. But there is a connection, a connection that they can exploit. In time, they will unleash the secrets of Illusion. But not this year. (10.000 gold + 10 % = 11.000.)

 

Maps of the stars soon find their ways onto stone tablets as the Mayans begin to chart out their movements. While primitive and not entirely accurate, it is more than most of their neighbors can say they have.

 

Roads and irrigation soon spread throughout the Empire. This facilitation of travel and easing of the workload on many farmers shoulders leads to a small increase in military volunteers. (+1000 infantry.)

 

Reports come from the southern reaches of the Empire. A few hours away from the Mayan borders, great ships have crested the horizon, and stopped within a small cove. From within their great wooden bellies come men in glimmering coats of metal. White men. (Portugal & Mayan players.)


 

England

 

Two iron mines, a gold mine, a low value mine and a coal mine are created this year, with two more planned for next year.

 

Soldiers, cannons and cavalry flow like the lifeblood of war down the many roads of England, answering the call of their king.

 

Answers to letters reach a King brooding upon his throne. (skype)

 

 

The Tribe of Chud

 

Tobacco and other plants take seed within the Chud’s rich soil. However, it seems as if these plants are generally accessible in large enough quantities to other natives that they do not express any more interest in Chudian trade than they usually do.

 

The Shawnee return the Chud envoy without his scalp and nearly dead from his festering wounds. However, the Choctaw and Cherokee accept the trade offers sent by the Chud. They seem mildly impressed by the quality of the earthenware.

 

Thanks to the knowledge of the Aztec, the Chud are able to create what is perhaps one of the first true forges in North America. A successful enterprise.

 

The search for copper does not stretch far and is not terribly efficient. They find some small veins, but nothing worthwhile. It seems that they are simply not well enough prepared for such advanced prospecting.

 

The Chud mages seem to have reached a breakthrough by the end of the year. It is not a mind-blowing discovery, yet they are right to be pleased with it. It seems that Chudian mages have no acquired the ability to manipulate patches of earth to a greater extent. With enough time and practice, they might even be able to separate various elements from one uniform mass of earth.

 

The barges do indeed find their range increased by the end of the year, if not their carrying capacity. They can now range down to the mouth of the Mississippi, even if they cannot handle the far more fearsome waves of the Gulf itself. With them, they bring their quality pottery to lands unseen by any Chud before, resulting in a sudden boom of profit. (+500 gold this turn.)

 

 

Austria

 

One coal mine and one iron are founded.

 

The Kingdom of Hungary flat out refuses the Austrian offer, humiliating the envoy and sending him back to his king swiftly. They do not take it well at all it would seem.

 

Ten-thousand new soldiers join the impressive ranks of the Austrian army.

 

Constant drilling soon begins to show its results as the Austrian army gains a sense of cohesion and discipline rarely seen in that day and age. An impressive feat, to be sure.

 

While the hospitals do prove to be primitive, the gesture is not lost upon the people of Austria, and many do indeed find themselves inspired by the generosity of their King. Loyalty rises throughout the nation and in nearly every region, the king is spoken of kindly.


 

Denmark

 

Cologne, Mainz and Bohemia ignore the Danish request for aid. They seem to have little interest in supporting a coalition that was primarily engineered to defend against germanic threats in the first place.

 

However, the Teutonic Order does indeed respond. And the king can be happy, for the Teutonic Order aligns with Denmark, claiming that they will uphold the Danish claim against the Swedish false king.

 

Two galleons are built, and creak out of their respective shipyards into the chilly Baltic seas.

 

Only 30.000 soldiers are recruited, and only 50 cannons make it out of the foundries. It seems that the Danish population and industry simply cannot keep up with such a demand for manpower and artillery. (I don’t want to regulate recruitment too often. But this was excessive for one year.)

 

However, 5.000 knights do take up the lance this year.

 

 

Tribe of the Four Lakes

 

The Ottawa and Miami tribes do indeed express interest in trade between clans, and send envoys to the Potawatomi.

 

More warriors rise to the call of their warchief.

 

The shamans of the Tribe begin to delve deeper into the secrets of their water-walking magic...With no tangible results as of yet.

 

 

Lithuania

 

Wallachia and Moldavia accept the trade offers. The Teutonic Order refuses. Thus, it also refuses the defensive alliance against the east. For now, it seems focused on the issues that threaten to throw the baltic sea into chaos. They do not seem entirely against it, though.

 

Due to their wilder organization and their mobile forces, the Crimean Khanate’s numbers are hard to discern. At most, the Lithuanian spies and scouts can only make a rough guess, especially without further funds to bribe & blackmail. They return with a poor report. In between 10.000 and 80.000 are their estimated numbers. The details are vague and often conflicting.

 

All armies are raised, and all cannons are forged. New additions to the proud Lithuanian army.

 

The roads do indeed finish in due course. While they are not veins of trade, they certainly allow for rapid deployment throughout the nation, with armies able to march from one side to the other far faster than in other, less organized countries.

 

Three coal mines, two low value (other) mines and one iron mine are finished this year. Another six are planned for the following year, but they are still only in concept phase, with a few pickets demarcating their future locations.

 

 

Portugal

 

Two low value mines, one coal mine and one iron mine. All of them finished this year.

 

All the necessary soldiers for the expedition are raised, ready to conquer new lands, untouched by European hands.

 

Backroom nonsense. (Skype)

 

Three expeditions, three ventures into the grand unknown. Two unveil mysteries, with the third forced to abort it’s journey after only a few days upon unknown lands. Thus, Portugal expands it’s knowledge of the African coast, gaining insight into the lands beyond the Sahara and Sierra Leone. The knowledge is sketchy, rough, but still, a few rough maps are made. More than most can claim to have.

 

The second, beyond the Carribeans, goes well. The Portuguese sail past the crystal waters and white isles, until they hit land. A great, continuous mass of land. A continent. A New World? Unknowingly, they have landed within a stones throw of the Mayan southernmost borders. The first europeans to set foot upon American soil. (Portugal & Mayan players.)

 

The third however, meets a dismal end. A few days after laying anchor in an unknown land west of the Azores, the expedition is forced to return for lack of anything edible, dwindling resources and terrible storms that ravage the coast and inflict many casualties upon the explorers. The long trip back does no favors to them either, and they return in a sorry state.

 

 

VENICE

 

Due to the lack of any Bosnian ports, the raids do indeed go poorly.

 

The heavy taxation against the Aragonese and Napolitan ships does have some modicum of success. (+250 gold for this turn.) (This is mainly something to the Aragonese player to react to though, not me.)

 

Two iron mines are created in the year of 1492.

 

A great shipyard also takes shape this year, it's great drydocks looming above the surrounding city. No doubt, they will soon be busy expelling ships into the sea, to reinforce Venetian naval supremacy.

 

A slew of potential explorers arrive en mass to the gates of Venice, clamoring to lead an expedition into the New World in the name of Venice. Of the rabble, only a handful show any true promise as expert navigators and sailors, if one does not question their origins too much. (3 explorers worth 1000 gold are eventually found. Jean D'Auvergne, Maximiliano Aquilero and Jonathan McKinniweck.)

 

The new footmen are recruited without issue.

 

More gold goes into perfecting Venetian navigational systems. To great success! It can only get better, as they slowly but surely improve the accuracy of their tools and maps. 

 

All training goes well. While it's impact is not major, it keeps the troops and sailors alert and ready for combat at any time.

 

Hungary accepts the Venetian diplomats. (skype)

 

Bosnia refuses to cede to Venecian demands and musters its own army upon its borders. 

 

So does the research into an amphibious force go well. The results though, are still somewhat poor. While the concept is simple enough, it seems that the rapid deployment of armored troops from a hoste of ships upon hostile shores will require far more drilling and refining before any tangible results can be achieved. Yet the idea is there, and with it, there is potential.

 

 

 

---------------Events---------------

 

Whispers reach the Mediterranean states of a new threat that crests the horizon with red sails, and beating drums. Already, villages on the coasts of Castile, Aragon, France and Byzantium have been reported as burnt to the ground and empty, apart from the corpses of many villagers.

 

The first engagement between the Ottoman Empire and the Mamluks happened a days march from Aleppo, where an army of Mamluks and Ajam soldiers clashed violently with the Ottoman army. However, word slowly filters through Europe. The Ottomans are besieging Aleppo. The first victory goes to them, while the Mamluks retreat to lick their wounds and gather their allies.

 

The Holy Roman Empire, without an Emperor. With rising tensions within Europe and new alliances sprouting, Mainz and Cologne announce an alliance of their own. They renounce their part in the Holy Roman Empire and strike out together.

 

France publically reinforces ties with the Papal State with a large donation. Milan announces itself as an ally of France in the later days of the year. For now, it is unclear what is happening within their borders, but they seem to be preparing for something…

 

And so, Europeans set foot upon American soil, as Portuguese explorers land near the Mayan Empire.

 

MAP

 

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The Kingdom of Sweden

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With peace secured in the mainland of Scandinavia, The king looks to the east wanting to secure more land against the orthodox. The populace to the east is warned by messengers to secure their homes and prepare for any sort of situation as a very large host of Swedish soldiers march through the countryside. Many people cheer on their army not sure of their destination only that they’re going to do god's intended work.

 

Glorious investment has made the Swedish economy bolster greatly from its natural income. Breaking off from the Kalmar Union peacefully satisfied the populace as they wished to not go to war over such an act. Clamour for the continuation of better relations has led the Swedes to invite their Danish brothers into the coalition to which they had accepted.

 

The Swedish navy is not expected to receive much funding this year other than maintaining the current vessels and paying wages. Ground forces however see their newly minted Angsar musket receive even more investment with a hope for a breakthrough in its design in the next few years.

 

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ACTIONS:

 

A need for economic stimulation sends the swedes into a frenzy for more mines. (5,000 Gold)

 

The Angsar musket has continued funds for its research. (2,500 gold.)

 

50,000 Swedish soldiers, 5,000 Cavalry are organized with forty cannons and are sent east alongside of the border of Novgorod. They’re led by their king and his advisors. (Encounter.)

 

20,000 Swedish soldiers are sent to do work for the good of the kingdom, they would be helping the populace be it through repair of roads or speeding up construction of houses.

 

As promised by the diplomat, gold is sent to satisfy the Danish king and a public apology is sent out due to the misunderstanding caused by the Swedish leaving the Union. ( 2,000 Gold)

 

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STATS:

 

Population: 1,421,240 Swedes

 

Economy: 550 Gold ( 8,550 per turn)

 

Standing army: 15,000 Arquebusiers, 55,000 Man-at-arms, 5,000 Cavalry, 70 Cannons

 

Navy: 13 Carracks, 3 Galleons

 

Leadership: King Stefan I Gustav

 

Diplomacy: Brandenburg, Poland, Burgundy, and Castille. (Trade.)

 

 

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Kingdom of Poland

 

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Activity:

 

King Sigismund I sat within his castle chambers reminiscing over the various documents before him that had been brought forth by his ministers. It seemed that many of the things he had ordered brought forth only more issues.

 

A deep and sincere apology is sent to the workers across the nation, begging them for their forgiveness as their pay was docked for a short time. However, in return for their patience, they would’ve been paid a slightly larger amount than what was promised in hopes of it increasing their work ethic.

 

Many of those who had given up their horses and mares were given their compensation and thanked by the Crown for their participation in the drive.

 

Throughout the year, many relations were made across the continent of Europe. Though a bond with the Habsburgians, was made. A union of Leopoldo I and Sigismund’s sister, Elisabeth, was made.

 

Along with the union came another wedding. Sigismund I and Maria Theresa von Habsburg married as well, with the ceremony taking place upon the steps of the altar within the cathedral of Krakow.

 

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Statistics:

 

Population - 3,450,000 Poles

 

Treasury - 0 Gold

 

Income - 9,000 Gold

 

Standing Army - 30,000 Foot Soldiers, 10,000 Archers, 10,000 Polish Winged Hussars, 5,000 Heavy Cavalry

 

Navy - 10 Carracks

 

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Diplomacy:

 

Leader - Sigismund I,

 

Trade - Sweden, Brandenburg, Castille, Burgundy

 

Allies - Sweden, Brandenburg, Castille, Burgundy, Denmark, Austria

 

Dynasty - Wife: Maria Theresa von Habsburg

 

Conflicts - N/A

 

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Actions:

 

Covert Actions. [14,000 Gold][MOD]

 

The workers around the kingdom are paid handsomely for waiting while creating the roads throughout Poland.  [20,000 Gold]

 

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Kingdom of Austria: 1493


 

Leopoldo walks through his courtyard, admiring the alpine mountains. He pauses at a balcony overlooking a vista. Suddenly his advisors walk up behind him.

 

“M-my king…” The advisor paused, Leopoldo turned around.

“It’s about the Hungarians isn’t it?” He says, looking turning back around.

“Yes my lord, they’ve refused.”

 

Leopoldo remains quiet for a moment. “Unfortunate.” He turns around, looking at his advisor. “Begin negotiations with the Swiss, offer some gold for them. He nods slowly.

 

The advisor nods, quickly hurrying off. Leopold sighs for a moment. Looking at the mountains.He turns back around and walks into the castle, getting ready for the marriage ceremony.

 

Later in the evening the church bells rang across the city of Vienna, King Leopoldo has married Princess Elisabeth of Poland. A joyous day indeed, but there were much bigger problems to attend to. In his private estate in Wien Leopoldo hears the news, Mainz and Cologne left the Empire, and formed a rebellious alliance. Outraged, he quickly sent couriers to Brandenburg and Burgundy. He supports the decision of crowning John of Burgundy, Emperor...for now. 

 

The next day he summons his generals, gathering them in Wien. They all stand silent, around a map of the HRE. Leopoldo walks into the room, "Gentlemen, we've been insulted, deceived by these traitors." Leopoldo slams his hand on the map, the table shook. Nobody in the room dared to say a word. "We must put down this rebellion at once."

 

Generals in the room agree, battle plans are drawn out for the invasion of Mainz. WIthin hours the highly disciplined Austrian army begins to march towards Mainz, in order to crush and subdue the rebellion. During the still of the night, Austrian's cross the border, capturing small villages near the border. King Leopoldo sends a small cavalry company, about 250 riders to scout ahead and note enemy movements and forces. Meanwhile, the Austrian army marches north to the city of Nuremberg.

 

 

 


 

Statistics:

Populations: 3,147,369 Austrians

  • Economy: 11,000, 6,350 per turn.

  • Standing Army: 40,000 Infantry, 10,000 Calvary, 20 Cannons

  • Standing Navy: 5 Carracks

  • Leadership: King Leopoldo I von Habsburg

  • Diplomacy: Royal Marriage with Poland, Coalition with Poland, Brandenburg, Sweden, Castille, Denmark, Burgundy.

  • Trade deals:


 

Actions:

  • Envoys are sent to Switzerland, Papal States and Bohemia to improve relations with them. They carry gifts for the rulers of each nations. (-5,000)

  • Officer Schools and constructed in Wien, all officers must pass a rigorous course to graduate. (-5,000)

  • Trade deals are sent to Hungary, The Papal States , Bohemia, and the Teutonic Order .

  • King Leopoldo gives research grants for the scientists and scholars around Austria to begin research on new theories of metallurgy. (-5,500)

  • Austrian invasion of Mainz, with the CB of Vassalization of the State of Saxony. 40,000 Infantry, 10,000 Calvary, 20 Cannons cross the border, being led by King Leopoldo and General Wolfgang von Wurttemberg

 

Edited by HyperionSibuna

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Kingdom of Aragon and Naples

Spoiler

Population: 3,350,000

 

Army: 40,000 Infantry

5,000 Cavalry

20 Cannons

 

Navy: 20 Galleys

10 Carracks

3 Galleons

 

Trade Partners: Republic of Venice

Kingdom of England

Kingdom of Portugal

The Papal States

((will correct if wrong))

 

 

King Javi walked the low angled walls of the newly constructed Castillo de Barcelona. Although it was technically a military citadel, the name had a ring to it that the creators liked. Laborers, engineers, architects and even soldiers had worked tirelessly to erect such a magnificent example of a modern castle, able to make even cannonfire virtually ineffective due to the angled walls, packed with earth behind them. To say its construction was merely a precaution was an understatement - the fort would ensure the defense of the capital and its surrounding land for centuries to come.

 

Talks with the Venetians go to plan, and the Sicilian and Italian port cities of Apulia, Calabria and Syracuse silently change hands, soon being governed by Venetian officials. In return, the treasury is stocked up, and Aragonese vessels in the eastern Mediterranean cease to be harassed by the Venetian navy. With the national pride of Sicilians and Italians so low after the wars earlier in the century, and having changed hands tens of times in recent history, unrest is expected to be low as a result of this change. However, as a precaution, the 10,000 soldiers in Corsica are sent to keep the peace in and around these provinces. Many are sent to Naples to keep the mouths of the richer Italian nobility shut, and dissenters kept in check.  (Treasury + 20,000)

 

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The Knights Hospitaller are offered a position as a vassal state in control of Malta under the Viceroy of Sicily, on the condition they protect and garrison the islands of Malta and Gozo from any foreign threat, as well as help the Aragonese in any future conflicts against the Muslims of Africa, and to help in the defense of Aragon should the need arise. ((Mod))

 

Meanwhile, after reports of raiders along the coast, the navy is mobilized. They are ordered to hunt any ships with red sails and board them if they fail to stop - or, if they are aggressive, to engage and destroy. With the specialties of Aragonese boarding tactics, it is hoped that any raiding ships engaged along the coast could be commandeered and added to bolster the navy. ((Mod)) The raiding is mostly blamed on the Muslims of Tunis, as well as the Berber raiders of Morocco, however the accusations are based on questionable evidence. The King of Castile, Raphael, is invited to a council meeting in order to cooperate in and organize a solution to the raiding menace. As well, a military program is created to better train the specialist fighting sailors of the Aragonese navy, called the Marsoldado. The hope is for them to excel in boarding techniques and tactics that are already impressive. After all, why sink a perfectly good ship? (- 5000 gold) Further, one Carrack and one Galleon are ordered for construction, to add to the navy in wake of the threat from raiders. (- 8500)

 

The army mobilizes, moving to the northern Pyreneese provinces along the coast. They set up camps along the mountain valley passes and the coast, training and conducting military exercises. Meanwhile, 20,000 men are recruited, mainly levies and peasants from the cities of Barcelona and Valencia. These men begin to be trained in the practices of defending fortresses, as well as fighting in smaller groups to harass supply lines and learning to disperse, whilst still fighting effectively from the wilderness to harass enemy forces. With time and funding, it is hoped that these men will become an extremely effective fighting force not only as ordinary infantry, but also whilst fighting from occupied territory - God forbid the need would arise. They are named Guerrillas. From anyone in positions of power, with good sources to listen from, it is clear that the King is preparing for the defense of his Kingdom, should the need arise. (- 20,000. - 2,500 for specialized training to begin).

 

 

Overview

Spoiler

Actions

Starting Treasury: 16,000

+ 20,000 from Venice = 36,000

 

Further training of soldiers in boarding tactics and hand-to-hand fighting. (-5000)

1 Carrack and 1 Galleon (-8500)

20,000 Infantry recruited, to be specially trained (-20,000, -2500

 

New Treasury: 2500

 

Certain states sold over to Venice.

Knights Hospitaller offered a deal.

35,000 troops performing military drills near the border with France.

 

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Income

Base: 6000

Trade Partners: + 4000

Mines: + 350

Total: 10,350

 

Starting Treasury next turn: 12,850

 

 

 

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Kingdom Of Castille
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*King Raphael is sitting in his war room with maps and papers sprawled out over the table, his advisers watch as Raphael sighs and sits back in chair before asking for any ideas and opinions on the matters at hand* “Our plans for a united Spain have ended in ruin. He kindly declines us, which I respect highly but if we are going to stand the tide against the heathen muslims to the east and south we need to stand strong together. They have constructed a fortress yes? And how many cannons do we have ready in the case we do see it necessary for us to bring down such fortress and unite Spain by force?” *Hernando stands by Raphael’s side and begins to look over the maps before talking* “We have 20 cannons currently.” *Raphael shakes his head* “That will not do at all. Take 8,000 ducats and build 80 new cannons. How professional is our army? I understand a lot of our men are “green”.” *Hernando nods* “It will be done my liege. As for our army, it’s about half and half. *Raphael looks at Hernando* “Take 20,000 ducats to improve our trainings. Every man in our army will know how to do what they signed up for well and that’s kill. As for our navy, mobilize it to capture or destroy any suspected ships with a red flag as a sail. I suspect it to be the Tunisians and Moroccans.” *Hernando looks at Raphael* “You’ve been invited to Aragon for a council meeting, do you wish to attend?” *Raphael would answer back with a stern tone* “I am willing to cooperate but I do not know the Aragonese King Javi or his intentions, send a delegate in my place. Oh and Hernando, tell our master of industry to continue to improve the infrastructure in Castille I will grant him 10,000 ducats and it is to go to improving the land and people’s well being. If any of it goes to his pocket I will see him thrown in oubliette and hung. One last thing old friend.” *Raphael hands a letter to Hernando* “I need this letter to be copied and sent to the royal families of Castille. It’s for any women ages 16 to 21, I am looking to be married. *Hernando tips his hat and walks out of the room in a hurry for he has a lot of tasks at hand*

 

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Military

Army (5)
Infantry: 35,000 Heavy Infantry, 20,000 Light Infantry

5,000 Archers
Cavalry: 5,000 Heavy Cavalry, 10,000 Light Cavalry
Cannons: 20

 

Navy (7)

Caravels: 0
Carracks: 0
Galleons: 21


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Economy (9)

Ducats Per Turn: 13,000

Total Ducats: 53,000

-Trade has begun with Portugal, Brandenburg, Poland and Sweden
 

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Technology (3):

-Flintlock rifle (-2000)

 

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Actions:

-80 Cannons are being constructed (-8000 Ducats)

-The military has toughened it’s training to build a more  professional army (-20,000 Ducats)

-The Navy is mobilized to hunt and capture any ships bearing red sails

-Suitors are brought to the royal palace in Madrid (-3000)

-Flintlock rifles technology research (-2000)

-Infrastructure continues to be improved (7,000) 

 

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Edited by NunuTheGreat

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The Grand Duchy of Lithuania

 

“Growing tensions in the west, eh?” stated King Alexander Jagiellon blandly.

Yes sir, and there is news of people landing in the so-called ‘New World.’ responded chief diplomat Matis.

Alexander grunted, “Alright, now what about the important news?”

“What do you mean sir? These tidings are very influential European events.”

Alexander snapped his fingers and returned, “See, that’s the problem, European events. I don’t give an old mule’s backside about that stuff. Our concern is towards the east.”

“But are we not members of the European family? Do the consequences of these events not affect us?” Matis inquired.

“They do affect us, I’ll give you that, but not yet enough for me to care all that much. You see, it’s all a big mess of politics. It has gone on for centuries over there, and it won’t end anytime soon.” He paused, and sighed, “Lithuania and Poland once saw more eye to eye on this… but that child on the Polish throne seems to have forgotten the great history of our two nations. But never mind all that. Nothing to be done about it now.”

“I see sir, well in regard to more local news our spies didn’t come up with anything substantial from Crimea. Between 10,000 and 80,000 they said.”

“Well, that’s completely useless.”

 

STATISTICS

Army : 46,000 Infantry, 12,000 Cavalry, 40 Cannons

Navy : That’s for chumps

Treasury : 0 gold

Economy : 5,000 base + 3,000 trade + 850 mines = 8,850 gold per turn

Technology : Advanced Cannons, Very well organized and constructed road system.

Mines : 3 Coal Mines, 2 Tin Mines, 1 Iron Mine, 6 Incomplete Mines

Trade : Byzantium, Moldavia, and Wallachia

 

ACTIONS

-Hungary is contacted to set up a trade route.

-The construction of the remaining six mines from last year is to be finished.

-Proper funding is provided for spies investigating the size of the Crimean army [750 Gold].

-Some spies are sent to investigate the military capability of little Pskov [250 Gold].

-4,000 Infantry are trained [4,000 Gold].

-500 Cavalry are trained [1,000 Gold].

Edited by OKUDKREESH

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The Alamnian Tribe

Military

  • 10,000 Infantry Tomahawk warriors

  • 150 Alamnian Mages

Chieftain: Ahuli Alamnia[Age: 24]

Population: 63,000~

Capital: Onawaki

:Magic Limits:

  • Capable of throwing rocks as hard as a slingshot, flying as high as the trees and houses along with raising smaller objects.

[Trade]

  • Current: The Chud tribe

  • Offers: Lenape, Pocumtuk, and Cherokee

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Chief Ahuli looks upon the new mineral called Copper before him, standing in the newly built warehouse for these specific minerals. Looking to his various advisors and ‘scientists’ he would nod “Good job, simply keep collecting the ore we shall find a use for it soon” before walking back into the thriving capital of the Alamnian people.

Soon he would be looking over the reports giving to him by his advisor’s and would nod fairly proud of his people for doing so well. Quickly he would begin to discuss more plans that will be sent forth out towards the outlying villages and the capital, work must be done and recently he had heard the Chud people have actually learned how to use the mineral called Copper from a strange tribe south from here from one of their traders he would quickly send out an envoy to discuss the possibility of sharing such a technological discovery. Meanwhile proper roads if only dirt roads would be put into effect, Ahuli having tribesmen carefully cut down trees and foliage where needed to slowly form a kind of pathway between the villages to ease travel on the people. Meanwhile meetings are held in long nights in the council hut of Onawaki with the chief of Chud, and the Powatami before soon a declaration is sent out.

 

====The North Eastern Federation====

 

A federation has been established between the Alamnian people, The Chud, and the Potawatomi in the hopes of establishing a group that can benefit the three of them and their people.

(I know not amazing but its something)

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Treasury: 7,750

Income: 7,000

Actions:

  • A little more funding is put into the growing school of magical arts[Magic academy] that was gradually taking shape in the capital Onawaki, Alamnian people far and wide from all across the tribe’s land being drawn into the great hut for training from the grand masters to better learn how to control their abilities. Meanwhile the Master’s continue to share and experiment with each other and the younglings as attempts are put forth in the ability to ward off projectile objects(Defense against projectiles like rocks, arrows and such but starting with rocks then going up at first).

[2,000 * 20% = 4,000 put into magical abilities]

  • 5,000 gold is contributed to the Chud tribe in return for the technology of copper, this in turn would hopefully allow the Alamnian people to begin to properly create copper tools and such.

  • [Mod] Scouts are sent to inspect the neighboring tribe of Lenape and Iroquois, Mostly seeing what their military was like.

Remaining treasury: 750

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-Stats-

Army: 5,000 Tomahawk/Club warriors, 3,000 Spearmen, 2,000 Archers and 150 Mages

  • Mages Equipment: Armed with a tomahawk and a bow for diverse combat.

Navy: We got rafts?

Economy: 6,000 Base + 1,000 Trade = 7,000 Gold per turn

Trade: Chud Tribe

Edited by Angel~

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                Tribe of Chud

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Chieftain Matwau would sit in his detailed wooden throne and would stroke his chin. Looking decidedly not amused as a pair of men stood in from of him. He leaned forward and would ask rhetorically "So you are telling me that the Shawnee did not simply refuse the offer for trade but they scalped off the skin of his head ?" The two men of the chieftain would look nervous and one of them responded to the chieftains rhetorical question "Eh....... yes chieftain Matwau, that is precisely what happened. Even now Maruq is in the tent of the spiritual head and is being attempted to be healed but he is barely surviving. Bad spirits have infested the top of his head and are trying to kill him " The chieftain would look thoughtful at this "I need to make sure my people do not die due to the power of the bad spirits. First we need to fight the spirits and their influence on our people before we fight their minions the Shawnee." The rest of the room would be quite shocked as the chieftain considered the Shawnee to be the minions of the bad spirits. "As I said for now we will treat our members and defend them from the powers of the evil spirits but soon we will fight the Shawnee, we will need time to prepare though and to gather allies to have the power to defeat them." He would then dismiss most of the council and would sit back in his throne in the main longhouse, silently contemplating how to deal with the Shawnee and the wounded men.

 

 

 

Chuchip listened carefully to the wise Itzalci of Tenochtitlan. He made sure that he tried to remember everything Itzalci said to him. He was now learning the art of forging copper. Some of it was hard to understand but he tried his best, he was being given an opportunity that none of his previous ancestors could even think of. He could be a part of the great plan of the chieftain to make Chud even greater than it was now. And he faithfully believed in that the chieftain had a great plan for the tribe. Even now he had already made the tribe greater than ever before. And as Chuchip listened to Itzalci he could not help but wonder what the future of the tribe was. 

 

Actions

13k gold is invested into extending the search for copper in an aim to find more of it to feed the Chud forge as well as making note of any other materials that can be useful or are noticeable (Tin) 

16k gold is invested into finding a way to fight the physical aspects of the bad spirits and how they manifest their wills into the physical world. This is done so it will prevent the people with scalped of heads to be killed by the bad spirits physical aspects. Furthermore it is studied how the bad spirits spread from person to person and how to possibly prevent people from getting attacked by them (Medicine)

2k gold is spent on finding 20 people of chud with magical potential and to train them into earth mages. 

 

Economy:

          Treasury: 18k

          Income per year: 12,5k 

 

Army:

         10k wariors

         of which 6000 are melee warriors and 4000 are archers with melee sidearms

          25 mages

Navy: 

         20 river galleys

 

Trade partners: Alamani tribe, the tribe of the four lakes, Choktaw and the Cherokee

Edited by Roberik

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The Great Mayan Empire

 

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State of the Empire:

 

Spoiler

 

Ruler:

 

Honourable Emperor Ikal

 

Population:

 

4,500,000 (Estimation)

 

Army:

 

210 mages

21,000 infantry

 

Navy:

 

50 caravels

 

Treasury:

 

27,000

 

Income:

 

7,000

 

 

 

 

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A year had passed and Ikal, the Emperor saw his people thrive under his reign, satisfaction reaching an apparent peak. It was then that he decided that it was time to reach out to nations of yore, to open up lines of communication and potentially cooperation, several boats were prepared within the Mayan docks and sent in the direction of the tribes of the Federation, all carrying delegates on board, on top of a large supply of Mayan scriptures and a good stock of food. [CHUD + ALAMNIAN TRIBE + FOUR LAKES; SKYPE]

 

The Mayans were the first to be in contact with White Men of other lands last year and escorted the Portuguese to their capital, to pursue negotiations between the Explorer band and the Emperor. Upon agreement, the Portuguese were allowed to settle below Mayan Lands and would offer the Mayans an insight into the Languages of Europe on top of knowledge on the nations far away. They would also allow the Mayans an insight into their more advanced technology, most notably the “boomsticks”. [PORTUGAL; SKYPE]

 

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Ikal, wanting to gain an edge on his potential opponents, ordered for some of his constructors to develop a new type of vessel, a boat that no one would have seen before. It would be known as the turtle ship, and be the pride of the Mayan fleet. It’s a small ship, more manoeuvrable than most of the others, that had tiny holes in the sides, allowing for the shooting of projectiles and the like. On the roof, there would be pikes of Obsidian, making sure no man would wish to board this death trap. Were it to be a successful prototype, the Mayans would another year attempt to build a bigger version of it, a flagship. [5,000 gold +10% = 5,500 gold. MOD]

 

The Magical Elders of the Mayan Empire continue their state-financed research into the magic of illusion but also start looking into the aspects of lightning and thunder and ponder upon where its origins may lie within our realm and attempt to recreate it. They come together during long conventions and experiment by sparring and manipulating the magic together. [10,000 gold +10% = 11,000 gold. MOD]

 

Messengers are sent out all over the Empire, after having seen the Portuguese ‘boomsticks’ the Mayan Emperor wanted the exact same for his own people. The messengers would call for all citizens to look for the materials required to make such a concoction and experiment for themselves, he would come with a successful recipe would be rewarded 1,000 gold [MOD]

 

Men from all over the Empire would be invited to join war camps close to their homes and accomplish a training into valuable warriors to the Empire. The state puts aside 10,000 gold to invest in the good training of 10,000 men. [10,000. MOD]


The last 2,000 gold that remained within the treasure would be invested in another crazy invention the Emperor had within his mind, gliders which made men look like birds, an extension of the bodies which would allow Mayan individuals to glide through the air. Training boots would be set up there where there were hills, to attempt and glide through the air. Sadly without any form of propulsion, they had to rely on the wind and higher grounds. [2,000. MOD]

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