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Archive One:
1400 - 1409
Archive Two:
1410 - 1419
Archive Two:
1420 - 1429

This page is an archive for the Principia Moderni III map game, from 1410 to 1419.


1410

PMIII 1410
Note to Imp:
Banu Sulaym was already organized by the Mamluks, after which it became a vassal. Also, the religious differences would make flat out vassalization nigh on impossible. I will, however, offer your merchants control over the main port city of (TBD).
To Rex: Cut the crap. I got there three years before you did - spent more time on the disorganised state - and got the leader to sign a vassalage act after a long time of sorting out his nation. You spent one year - not allowed - on it and thus cannot claim as yours. And religion does not matter if I made him sign a vassalage treaty.

The Jurchens continue on their great migration. A large tribe settles down just south of Lake Baikal, expelled the Northern Yuan chieftains living there. They form a small Jurchen state.

The Ainu continue to raid Date as they centralise to a greater degree.

The Quimbaya chieftains begin migrating northward, toward the land of the Aburráes and Nutibas in OTL Medellín.

In the chaos that is the Middle East, two states consolidate in the Levant, Damascus and the Levantine Kingdom north and west of it. The Jalayirids and the Black Sheep Turks retake much of their lost territory with Basra declaring independence and Baghdad and Mosul declaring themselves as city-states. Meanwhile, the White Sheep Turks continue to hold strong to Timur. Azeria and Armenia reform while Georgia regains its lost territory and full independence. The revolts in Northern Persia are crushed but take a toll on the Timurid armies.

By a treaty with the Timurids last year, these provinces of Syria were returned to the Mamluks. Therefore, I should regain control over the Syrian provinces. Note that they never wanted full on independence but simply to be restored to their place as a part of the Sultanate. If you mods do not want to change the event, then here is my diplomacy: The Mamluks invite the Levantine states of Damascus and the Kingdom back into the Sultanate. We assure the current rulers that they will remain under their current ruler, but will be vassals of the Sultan in Cairo. They also will be untaxed for at least ten years, and Aleppo and Damascus will still be considered as among the chief cities. To sweeten the deal we send gifts of gold and remind our ethnic, religious and linguistic countrymen of the invasion in 1400 and show evidence of our future plans to return Syria to our realm. (There really is no reason for either of them to decline.)


An earthquake strikes in Shaanxi crippling the Ming authorities there. Taiyuan is devastated.

The portion of the treasure fleet destined for mapping Papua lands in OTL Cape York. It hits a reef on the way back, however, leaving the secret of Australia untouched.

A typhoon strikes Taiwan sending the natives back to their mountains while destroying all colonies on the island. Xiamen and Fujian sustain a storm surge. The remnants of the storm sweep across Japan leaving mudslides and devastation in its wake. Several daimyo’s territories in Kyushu and Shikoku collapse into disorder while Date lose their southern portion.

Rupert, King of Germany and Count Palatine dies at his castle of Landskrone near Oppenheim. He is buried at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Heidelberg. All electors of the Holy Roman Empire are asked to meet to elect the new emperor (on the Holy Roman Empire page).

The increasingly inconsistent actions of the Pope in Rome, recently topped off with an alliance offer to the Timurids, after the missionaries sent there previously failed, continue to undermine the credibility of the Roman Papacy. Rumours that John XXIII is going senile start to spring up.

In Avignon, Benedict XIV dies, and the Provençal Pierre Girard is elected Pope, taking the Papal name of Pius II. He still is deemed an Anti-pope by Rome. The Hessian and some other HRE nations’ support slightly re-invigorates the Papacy at Avignon, whose support at Benedict XIII’s death was restricted to Aragon, Cyprus and Provence. With this newfound support, Pius II knows that the present situation is an improvement, but still isn’t ideal, so he attempts to capitalize on the failings of the Roman Papacy, and seek more support to his cause, particularly in England and in the Holy Roman Empire.

The “Moundville” Civilization discovers how to work copper and begins using it for weapons.

The Mapuche Civilization in OTL South America unites into a tribal confederation, and it begins to expand rapidly across the Patagonian plains.

The daimyo of Kono dies, and his daughter, who is married to the Hosokawa ruler, is forced to give her lands to her husband, merging the two Daimyos under the Hosokawa.

  • Prussia: The Prussians officially vassalize the nations of Riga and Dorpat, though the two nations are officially merged under the control of Riga. The Prussians continue their efforts to vassalize Courland and Osel-Wiek. The Prussians begin developing their economy to recover from the Polish War. The Prussians also begin to rebuild their military from the Polish War. The Prussians continue construction on the grand capital city of Marienburg, with Emperor Konrad intending it to be a shining jewel on the Vistula. The Prussians have finished the first stage in the construction of a Prussian Parliament, which has its first session on the first of April. While it is mostly a rubber stamp to the Emperor, it shows great promise for reform in the far future. For now most of the Empire's power lies in the hands of the Emperor and his Imperial Council.
    • THE UNC requests a military pact with Prussia.
    • The Prussians respectfully decline the requested pact, as the Prussians have decided to stay neutral for the time being.
    • It's a non-aggression pact, so ...
  • Masovia: The Kingdom of Masovia also continues recovering their economy, and continues building a new national army. The Masovians continue construction of their capital at Czersk.
  • Riga: The Archbishopric of Riga begins building their economy, and begins the formation of a new national army. There are people in Riga's government who wish to found a secular monarchist government in Riga.
  • Austria: We train and expand our military using new experience from the war. We also begin developing hand cannons as a future weapon in warfare after seeing its implementation on a small scale. We continue influencing the states of Salzburg, Gorizia, and Patria del Friuli. Albert V of Austria is unexpectedly elevated to his position at an early age after receiving a good education, with Leopold IV reluctantly recognizing his rule. With the recent death of Rubert II of the County Palatine, Albert senses the upcoming election as an opportunity to finally elevate Austria to a position of power, living up to the dream of his ancestors to make Austria a significant part of the empire. He uses his favor and influence to become a valid candidate among the electors, with many of which he has already retained positive relations and alliances which he inherited from his father’s rule, after of years of growing relations among German states. Albert asks for his allies to support his efforts to become emperor. Following the recent uproar over the collapse of Genoa, Albert promises to many nobles that he will become a strict ruler of the empire to prevent such a thing happening again. In the meantime propaganda is posted falsely noting that the government of Genoa was the true “false catholic” government, having seemingly harbored an Anti-pope. Despite the possible inaccuracies, the effort works to quell some criticism, and even helps Albert gains support and legitimacy.
  • Florence: The economy and military both expand as Florence expands its influence in Italy. The House of Este is vassalized, Modena coming under Florentine control. With the renovations in Florence come infrastructure improvements. Florence begins working on vassalizing Padua and Sovana.
    • Siena: The military and economy are improved
    • Pisa: The military and economy are improved.
  • Novgorod: We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords, and composite bows, increasing our military capabilities in case of war. The nation’s training and advancement of military continues. We expand north (by 8 pixels) into undiscovered land. The new class of koch ships being manufactured in Novgorod is made with wider decks and larger sides, created to allow for the possible implementation of firearms. Modified hand cannons cast in the city’s foundries are mounted to this new line of ships, which seem to be able to be supported adequately. Crews are trained in the use and maintenance of these weapons on board ships, leading to the creation of a cycle for quick reloading and firing. The wooden fort of St Patriksburg’s population grows slightly as conditions improve. The early dirt paths are developed to create a clear crossroad of streets in the center of the settlement. With the dock having been completed outside the fort walls ships begin to dock at the fort, bringing settlers and explorers, trading goods, and other supplies. Construction continues on the wooden kremlin born from the early fortifications in front of the fort to protect the dock and the settlement’s inhabitants in case of an attack. Guard towers are designed to house stationery cannons that in an invasion would be able to strike small ships with moderate efficiency during a hostile raid. Patrik’s Kremlin is expected to be completed within a few years. We continue the talk of unifying the Rus’ with Muscovy. More schools have been introduced to the Russian language. We continue helping Tver with the construction of the trade road, looking to finish around the year of 1413.
  • Scotland: All is well in the Kingdom of Scotland. Relations with England and Irish nations are on the rise and are doing well. Paving is near completion.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: The nations of Oka, Rostov and Yaroslavl are now officially our vassals as well as Pereslavl-Ryazanski (Some of these nations aren’t on the nation list, but have existed during this time period; Source: http://www.euratlas.net/history/europe/1400/index.html). Brick and mortar is continuously being used to build the kremlin surrounding Moscow. Russian starts to become a more popular language within our nation. Hand cannons continue to be placed on the Moscow Kremlin walls. Ballistas and catapult emplacements are constructed at the strong points of the walls. Economic development continues. Supplies continue to be sent to Wallachia, Moldavia, and Hungary in their coalition against the Ottomans. Trading goods from new roads constructed with Tver allow trade to grow within the nation. Vassalization of Vietka begins (Three turns).
    • Other mods correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe you can not vassalise that many nations at once.
    • There is no rule regarding how many nations you can vassalize in a turn on the rules page, so I assumed I could. If not I'll just take Pereslavl-Ryazanski. Furthermore I've been doing this for the past three to five turns. User:Edboy452 Flag of Romania Flag of German Reich (1935–1945) Flag of Israel Flag of the Soviet Union (talk) 20:02, February 11, 2014 (UTC)
  • Köln: We continue upgrading our military capabilities to serve the Holy Roman Empire and the German people, and to defend Catholic peoples of Europe from outside invasion. We continue to influence Heinsberg. We place our vote among the Holy Roman Empire electors for Albert V from Austria based on our long standing alliance and friendship and his promise to protect the empire.
  • Wallachia: The development of better crossbows continues. Trade continues to grow as mining picks up speed, several more iron and salt mines open. The boyars are lending record amounts of money, and they are continually encouraged by the prince. Michial, the son of Mircea reaches the age of 13 years, and begins to be trained for rule by his father. Michial has a talent for speaking, and negotiation which is being honed by the best tutors available, he will learn Latin, Greek, Romanian, Russian, and Polish to some degree.
    • Moldavia: The fleet improves under the guidance of the Venetian shipmaster, and another batch of ships is built, three more galleys, each equipped with two fore-mounted Springalds. The new ships are significantly faster, and much more modern in design than the older ten. Also the Prince thanks the Muscovite crown for the goods, which will be put to use building up the navy.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: The Venetian master offers to start a school in the largest port city to build the knowledge of shipbuilding as well as keep the development constant. The school would be simply called the Venetian School as it would teach the art which Venice is most known for (and possibly allow for further Moldavian and Venetian co-operation especially concerning knowledge).
  • Principality of Tver: Tver continues to build the road network through Novgorod. In the same time the country starts receiving revenue from the road system developing in Muscovy.
  • The Jochid Ulus continues to develop in its sedentarisation tendencies. The cities across the city - specifically those in the Volga and Ruthenia - begin growing quickly, as more and more people flock to these cities. Nomadic herding grass begins to be taken over for agricultural production, especially in Ruthenia and the Steppe. New small cities and towns begin to dot the Volga, Ob and Kama rivers, although none are much over two hundred inhabitants. Even then, the Ulus' Kurultay begins to make efforts to connect all of these, and the infrastructure improves. The agricultural boom of Kazakhstan and Ruthenia continues, and the economy therefore continues on the rise. The territory on the Yamal expands by 2000 sq km, especially in the northwest corner, where the main settlements exist. Reindeer flesh and fur begin spreading in the markets across the Ulus. Some ulus begin collapsing, as their leaders settle down and begin drawing down official borders, and begin morphing into feudal appanages. The Mordvin and Chuvash mythos continue to be written, as the literary versions of these langusges continues to spread across the merchants of the land. Even then, Catholic, Orthodox, Sunni and Shi'ite priests come into the nation, trying to evangelise the Pagans. Small amounts of violence rises between the priests of these faiths. Shadi Beg Khan appears from his voyage from Siberia, wounded and deeply ill. He is taken care of throughout the year. In the same year, Borte, his daughter, dies of pneumonia. Ïdegay Jochid continues to be raised in Manguday's court, taught to believe that he's Temür-Hachiun's younger brother. The buying of handgonnes continues, and a few begin to be armed into the officers in the court. It is estimated that one in every 1000 officers have a handgonne. A new port is planned in the coast; its name will be Ŝačè, and it will exist in order to create an independent Jochid port, not controlled by Venice like Caffa and Azov. However, Venice is assured that they will be given trade rights in Ŝačè. Just south of Ŝačè, the Circassians continue to be influenced, with five Adyghe tribes finally joining together into the 200 sq km Principality of Adyghea.
    • the Principality of Great Perm continues to build their military and economy. Kolvakvar continues building, as new mosques and palaces are unveiled. However, after complaints about surviving boyars, Orthodox churches are also allowed in Kolvakvar. Officers continue to be armed with handgonnes; it is estimated now there is 20 people with handgonnes in the nation. The secret to building them properly continues to be researched. The Qur'an begins to be translated to Komi.
    • the Principality of Adyghea is created early in the year, with Asl''an, an Adyghe ruler, joining with another three Adyghe tribes, and expands by 200 sq km in the border with the Golden Horde. Other Adyghe hordes mostly remain unruly.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice is glad and in return grants favourable tariffs and subsidies for traders from the Jochid Ulus so that trading through Kaffa and Azov is profitable.
  • The Kingdom of England: Ties with Scotland and the Irish states continue to grow. England begins seeing an influx of wealth due to investments in the Bank of Holland and the Roscal Bank of Venice. The Kingdom of England begins to formally the process of unifying the isles. The First official act of the peace is the signing of the Articles of Union, bringing England and Ireland together, the offer to join the Articles is presented to Scotland to finally begin the long process of forming the United Kingdoms of Greater Albion. Those that support the House of York begin to gain more favour as the king continues to lose his mind. The government begins the process of rebuilding infrastructure in the region. The cities of London and York begins to see upgrades to security and infrastructure. England's military is expanded.rations throughout Wales as the remaining rebel forces are rounded up. After constant ill health and rumours of insanity, the King, Henry IV, dies in August of 1410. With no suitable heir left for the House of Lancaster, and major public support shifting toward the House of York after years being ruled by what some have dubbed "the Mad King". In September The Duke of York, Edward of Norwich is crowned Edward IV of the Kingdom of England, Protector of the realm and unifier of the Isles, Supporter of the Holy Faith most August. One of King Edward's first acts was to begin the process of ending the war in France. The Archbishop of Canterbury approaches the French in Avignon, discussing his, and the English displeasure at the erratic behaviour of the Holy See in Rome and begins to propose the English and French repair relations and separate from the corrupt and decadent Rome. Archbishop Keen is certain that others would follow in the steps of England and France, whom are following the true words of God, and not of a deranged infidel lover in Rome. English military and Navy is expanded with many new war cogs being added to the English Fleets.
    • Crown Dependency Dublin: Dublin expands its influence and rebuilds its port massively to accommodate the influx of Venetian merchant ships. Ulster and Desmondic whiskey becomes a popular export from the city.
    • Wales: Infrastructure and military are improved. Welsh ports undergo massive expansions to accommodate the growing English navy.
    • Castilian Dip: Due to the erratic and nearly insane actions of the church and the fact Castile has been one of the largest proponents of Christianity and one of the nations more knowledged in converting infidels, we wish to throw our support behind the creation of a new Catholic sect of Christianity. The Pope while previously a respected position has deteriorated recently and we cannot ourselves continue to devote our service to a corrupted offices which has violated our sovereignty in Morocco, and wishes alliances with infidels.
    • English Dip: We thank our ally Castile for their support in the endeavour. While it has saddened the hearts of true Catholics everywhere, the continued atrocities committed in Rome cannot stand.
    • Desmond Diplomacy: We pledge ourselves to your cause to eventually come back to the true Christian faith and away from the false preachers in Rome.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice asks that England and Venice set up a building to act as a diplomatic link between the two nations, as England has greatly helped develop the Roscol Bank. This is an act put forward by the Doge to cement support to the Kingdom. Further co-operation and unity between the English and Venetians is sought and so Venice offers to purchase a section of land to build a small but lavish Venetian style building to act as a political and economic centre for Venetians in England and to act as the chief communicator with the English crown. The building would be owned by the Roscol Bank and be called the Roscol House.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire begins to enter a period of economic and political stabilization following the capture of Sinope and other territories. To patrol these territories, the army is doubled from 7500 troops to 15,000. These troops begin to organize campaigns inside Roman territory to hunt down any bandits or brigands that might pose a threat to trade or travelers. The shipyard at Sinope expands the Roman navy by twenty ships, as that is the max that the Roman economy can support at this time. Trade expands in cities like Sinope, Corinth, and Famagusta, increasing the revenue of the Empire, especially with expanded trade with Hungary. A dock is lent out to the Dutch to expand trade further. The Emperor now considers the possibility of once again minting gold coins for the Empepor to use, but it is likely that this will not be done for several years. The Empire continues to increase its influence on Theodoro by increasing its trade and political relations with the nation. The Empire also begins to interact more with the Kingdom of Cyprus. Orthodox priests in Famagusta request permission to interact with the Orthodox Greek serfs there. While this request is denied at first, Cyprus eventually allows the priests to interact with other Orthodox priests and monks on the island. The royal family is overjoyed at the news that Maria is soon to be a mother.
    • Empire of Trebizond: The Empire expands its trade with the Roman Empire and other nations like Theodoro and Venice. The Empire sends tacit aid to the Timurids, but asks that the general welfare of the Orthodox Armenians and Georgians is considered diligently. The Empire begins to renovate the defenses of the capital.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: The Doge, seeing he may have neglected his alliance with the Romans in recent years, sends a large cog with a great capacity for luxurious travel as well as several cannons and other weapons for a threatening warship. They propose that the Emperor use this ship to ensure his safety and to act as a symbol of the re-invigorated strength of the Empire. Further trade with Trebizond is welcomed and treated as Roman trade, to both help their ally and to help integrate Trebizond back into the western sphere.
  • Zapotec: Emperor Tlaco expands Danibaan's influence in the surrounding city-states by way of the Zapotec Alliance. Roadways connecting cities in the alliance help merchants and soldiers move more freely between them. In the coastal regions under Danibaan's influence, more boats are created. Tlaco orders more to be manufactured to bring in goods from the sea. Daibaan continues expanding into the surrounding city-states north along the gulf coast.
  • Navajo: With the discovery of precious metals a few years ago we began to fight amongst ourselves and then nearby tribes began to attack us. Out of this chaos a new leader named Tooh (River) rose up and we were able to unite as one tribal people to defeat the invaders. We all now agreed that we were better off united in peace than divided in war, and now that we were united we believe we will accomplish great things. Because of this we begin to federate around the Colorado River and its tributaries in and around the OTL Four Corners Region. With access to the Colorado River we fish and gather berries for food and we mine precious metals in order to trade with nearby tribes. With this trading not only comes the spread of resources, but the spread of ideas, such as the war strategy and tactics of the Apache, the architecture of the Pueblo, the nomadic lifestyle of the Comanche, and the ideas of the Pima. With the trade of nearby tribes we trade our precious metals and our Navajo culture and thus we begin influencing them. We also expand toward the center to the Hakhwata (Colorado River, OTL Page Arizona) in order to control trade of it and we centralize our tribal government under Chief Tooh. The military is also reorganized and upgraded and a team of explorers are sent up and down the Colorado River to discover new tribes and new resources. Victory and peace totems are also set up so that this date will be forever remembered as the year that the Navajo united in peace and brought prosperity to everyone surrounding us.
  • Ottoman Empire: The Ottoman Empire continues to watch over the revolutions in the Middle East, and the Sultan decides to send minimal financial aid to the White Sheep Turks, and will indeed recognize the independence of the new break-away countries from the Timurid Empire, while maintaining the non-aggression pact. He does focus his energy to the north of the Empire in Serbia, where many are alarmed at the increase of troops and back-up at the Hungarian border. Many troops are sent to Serbia and the border with Wallachia to ensure they are not defenceless in the event of an attack. The Sultan makes an attempt to vassalize the small territory of Dukagjini in order to increase naval and military presence in the Adriatic Sea as a precaution (and considering it’s a very small territory compared to the Empire, it should be vassalized within a year or two, right?) Meanwhile, in the midst of chaos, the Sultan decides to go to Mecca during Hajj season to get away from the politics for a week and purify his soul. Evidently, he comes down with a bad flu on his way back ...
    • No. They are Christian. The only way you can vassalize them is through war.
  • Portugal continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program on the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, Margaret of Navarra gives birth to a boy, who is named Carlos, who dies after some days. Meanwhile, Duarte de Avis, second son of João I, is betrothed to Urraca de Moscoso, daughter of Rodrigo Sanches de Moscoso, Lord of Altamira. Meanwhile, fter the Infantes Pedro, Duarte and Henrique reach majority, they are created Dukes of Aveiro, Coimbra and Viseu, respectively. Meanwhile, with the recent events transpiring in the dispute between the Rome and Avignon Popes, including England and Castille's lean toward Avignon, João I declares neutrality on the schism, ceasing to publicly support the Roman Pope due to his recent actions, but still not going as far as to support Avignon. Meanwhile, Portuguese traders continue visiting the Castilian settlements in the Canaries.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Eager to pick up on the lucrative Portuguese markets, Venice asks for a trade agreement and hopes that the existing trade agreement both nations have with Castile encourages them to accept.
  • County of Oldenburg: The Count is saddened by the news of Emperor Rupprecht's death but looks forward to the election results with great anticipation. The Count, on the advice of the Bishop, declares Oldenburg's continued support for the Roman Papacy and accepts His Holiness' offer of an alliance (however, he states that Oldenburg would probably not be able to do that much to aid the Pope). Work begins on the first of the so-called "Island Forts". The first one is on the island of Borkum; our Westernmost populated island. It is set to be completed and occupied by soldiers next year. The coast-guarding ship continues to do a good job, it has even apprehended a pirate boat. Frisia continues to be settled by Oldenburg families. To aid in administration, Frisian chiefs who have shown their loyalty to the Count are given the title of "Lord" and allowed to maintain a degree of their power. However, their titles can be revoked at any time by the count, and they are answerable to the count and council at all times.
    • Um - you do know the islands are also divided. Now I have the westernmost island. Your islands reach 'til the border with mine. Nkbeeching (talk) 10:32, February 11, 2014 (UTC)
    • Yes, I do know. Hence why Borkum is my "westernmost island". It is the most westerly of Germany's Frisian Islands. Callumthered (talk) 20:40, February 11, 2014 (UTC)
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: Wilhelm continues to integrate Brabant into the lifestyle of his other states as he finishes moving his place of residence to Brussels. Plans are made to unite the Duchy of Brabant and the County of Hainaut upon his death. As his daughters continue to grow their education is increased as well. Artisan and metalwork production expand greatly now that things have calmed down. Trade continues to grow stronger as Dutch merchants solidify their position as the main trader in Western Europe and one of the main traders in parts of the Mediterranean though still behind the Venetians by far, and the largest individual traders in the Baltics. Banking grows immensely as peace sets in in the lowlands. Influencing over the disorganized Duchy of Guelder. The establishment of serfdom continues to debilitate as trade and production grow in importance. The Council of Estates is renamed the General Estates and reorganization of the institution begins. The navy continues to grow. The lordship of Frisia gains two new ports. With the continuous inconsistencies of the Pope and the Emperor along with the growing desire to limit the power of the clergy in the lowlands The aristocracy and Wilhelm continue to distance themselves from Rome and from the Emperor, while officially supporting the institution.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Seeing that the Venetians and Dutch are beginning to dominate most trade routes in Europe, Venice decides to extend to them the offer of establishing a formal trade pact to solidify their dominance of trade. The pact would be known as the Dutch-Venetian Trade Pact and would be effectively a customs union between the two nations as well as an agreement by the merchants of the two nations to abide by as well as enforce the Trade Pact. The Trade pact would eliminate completely direct and indirect tariffs as well as non-tax barriers to trade. Further the Trade Pact would be supported by the two banks, the Dutch Bank and Roscol Bank, who would agree to encourage their partners to abide by the Trade Pact. On another note, Venice would share knowledge concerning business practices that allow it to avoid being bound to artisan practices that are used in most of the world and Brabant-Hainaut-Holland still. The combined efforts of the Venetians and Dutch would surely make for an unrivaled and unparalleled control of trade power.
  • With the chaos engulfing many regions, matters are only made worse for the Mamluk Sultanate as Ahmad Jalayirid dies in August. In order to protect the claim of his son, al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem, Nasir-ad-Din Faraj claims the title of Regent of the Jalayirid Sultanate. With the Syrian region of the Sultanate returned (one way or the other, see mod event above), emphasis shifts east, toward Persia. With the claim on the Mesopotamian throne backed by the Caliph of Mecca, the army is marched to the border and prepared for war. We ask Timur to accept the claim of al-Mansur as heir to the Mesopotamian region. The Sultan continues to influence Mogadishu (Mogadishu was known by the Venetians and even Chinese at this time, had been recorded by Ibn Battuta, and even earlier Arabic explorers, not to mention having a strategic location and being a large exporter of goods, so it is not even remotely far fetched to puppetize them). Meanwhile, missionary efforts in Madagascar (which was known by Mogadishans and Zanzabaris since the 9th century, and had been visited by some Egyptians in antiquity) continue to spread Islam. Business continues to influence Cyprus (No, not vassalize, just influence.) Meanwhile, Ibn Khaldun dies from age, but Halil bin Sana, a national hero takes over the university, redubbed the Khaldun University of Alexandria.
    • 'It might have been known, but don't you think that there is a reason why it wasn't colonized then?and you still don't seem to notice that your country would be terribly overextended of expanding from Nubia to Madagascar in only four, five years.
    • Mecca and Medina (They were both stabilized, and thus vassalized by the Mamluks; Medina by the Emir of the Negev and Mecca by placing the most powerful Imam in the Muslim world, with the backing of the next three most important imams, as ruler and has since fully stabilized the realm) both welcome the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire on his Hajj. We ask that he recognize the Caliph of Mecca as the true Caliph of Islam. Meanwhile, the military is prepped for war.
      • Rex, a mod told you that you didn't control Mecca or Medina and that you vassalized them after a single year and that wasn't gonna fly. Check the previous turn.
      • Need more time to vassalize the region. Sine dei gloriem "Ex Initio Terrae" (talk)
    • Makuria and Alodia are both prepared for war, even as more and more displaced Moroccans arrive and make both nations grow 10,000 sq km apiece. The standard of living improves as technologies spread from the Sultanate proper.
    • Ifat expands 10,000 sq km to the south, along the coast, as the nation's military capacity increases , focusing on the navy. Socotra also grows it military, but focuses on a large navy to protect the mouth of the Red Sea from pirates and enemies. The Moroccan culture continues to thrive.
    • Banu Sulaym continues to be settled as nomads settle in the city of Sirte, which is designed by leading architects from Egypt. The state expands by 10,000 sq mi toward Egypt. Ramazan merges with Karaman as the Emir of Ramazan dies and is replaced by the Sultan of Karaman, Mehmet II, who agrees to continue as a vassal of ad-Din after years of good relations.
      • No Rex. This is PMIII - new game, new rules.
  • Grand Empire of the Timurid Dynasty: The Empire crushes the remaining rebellions in Persia, Central Asia, and most of southern Azer. We continue to station troops throughout the reconquered areas in order to hold them down. The Indian vassals continue to send troops to aid as do the other vassals. The Timur manages to keep living, as even though he conquered the lands, no rebel wanted to go near his armed guards. Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads begins in the war torn regions, and Amjad officially designates his capitol as Tehran, even though advised against, he states that the people need to know the rebels will not frighten him into submission. Draka turns nine, and growing up in the bloodshed begins to have an effect, he begins to enjoy battle scenes, watching armies clash, victories won, and he begins to become more and more like his grandfather, the Timur, becoming obsessed with the military while at the same time seeing the effects of slaughter, and deciding against the slaughtering of peoples that have surrendered. His father doesn't see this, an act which will one day lead to his undoing. Draka also begins considering changing the country's name to something more suitable.
    • Sultanate of Delhi: Building of public works continues, while the military is built up and the economy is worked on. Investments from the Timurids are helping nicely as well, helping to rebuild roads and connections within the country. Stocking up of food continues. Troops are sent to crush the rebellion.
    • Sultanate of Multan: Military is built up, and stocking up of food continues. The Sultan agrees to build a road to connect Delhi to the Ersincans, as well as allow new traders from other nations. Troops are sent to crush the rebellion.
    • Emirate of Jangledesh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Troops are sent to crush the rebellion.
    • Emirate of Sind: Sind continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Troops are sent to crush the rebellion.
    • Sultanate of the Eastern Turks: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues. Troops are sent to suppress the rebellion.
  • Japana (Hosokawa clan): The integration of the Kono daimyo's lands into the Hosokawa daimyo prove to be useful, although there was resistance in some parts. The catastrophic events that destroyed parts of the clan's coastline have affected the shipyards, destroying two shipyards and six ships. The integration is to be maintained peaceful, while the clan works on the issue of the loss of ships. Even though there have been casualties and losses, the storm helped with some Japanese pirates, as some who were close to the coast tried to flee from the storm by landing, after which they were soon imprisoned for their crimes against the Empire. In order to keep the land safe from anyone who might try to abuse the situation, more workers are sent to stone mines and to finish forts. With four already finished, mostly in the north-eastern parts, five more are currently being built. The Hosokawa clan also sends messengers to other daimyo's affected by the typhoon in order that all of them appeal to the Imperial Court to help them dealing with the damage caused by the event.
  • Majapahit: We accept all offers from the Chinese. After careful preparations, the Emperor declares war on the Sunda kingdom. The professional army quickly attacks the ill-prepared troops of the Sunda. Trade is disrupted after the declaration but the Majapahitian navy quickly destroys the few ships of the Sunda. The heir to the throne gets sick but luckily he gets well again. A progressive advisor suggest to educate the children of the higher nobility in Arabic mathematics and astronomy. It doesn't get much support, but he keeps seeking support for his idea.
  • Hamburg: The people of Hamburg are saddened by the death of King Rupert, and a time of mourning is declared. Hamburg also expresses its confidence in the electors to pick a new ruler. In the meantime, the economy is built up and a trade offer is sent to Prussia.
  • Bengal Sultanate: The decrease in taxes on the landed elite do their job in most areas of the Sultanate, decreasing the tax load on the peasantry and earning him their support. The tax cuts on the merchant class allow for more trade to be conducted, and a recent lax on some of the quota laws allows for more goods to be shipped from Bengal, greatly increasing trade income. The influence on Orissa and Arakan continue due to the alliance signed by both powers, and the previous agreement by them that made us their only trade partner. The Sultanate begins to increase influence on Garjat, asking Garjat for a trade agreement. The money gained from the trade continues to arm the various levies of the Sultanate, the landed elite, Orissa, and Arakan. Some of the money gained from trade is also put toward the construction of a few Islamic temples in various large cities in the Sultanate.
    • Bengali Diplomacy (Needs mod response): We ask the nation of Orissa to set apart a small portion of their northern border for Islamic immigrants, offering to pay for any accommodations and supplies they need so that Orissa deals less with religious clashes in their northern border.
    • Bengali Diplomacy (Needs mod response): We ask the nation of Garjat for a trade agreement.
    • Orissa (MOD): We accept.
    • Garjat (MOD): We accept.
  • Ulster: We continue as we have before. The Earl announces that the port will be completed to a higher standard, as expected by traders. We continue to expand the range of alcohols produced, and several merchants begin to produce several different types of whiskey, to appeal to different people. The Berries of Cattle Hedges are pricked, and immersed in vats of gin to produce the Flavoured Sloe Gin. Another year of longbowmen begin training, and at the same time, a year's worth of longbowmen stop training. We expand once more.
  • Provence: Is given a new impetus to the economy and especially trade, taking advantage of the port of Marseille. Similarly, more mercenaries to protect the royal's territories are recruited. The Count of Provence moves his influence and complete the vassalization of Avignon and the Anti-pope Pius II. The Count starts the influence on Britanny. A military alliance is sent to Aragon and Swiss Confederacy.
  • Anjou: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
    • Britanny is under English influence.
  • France: The military and navy are built up. John of Burgundy and France begins enacting several tolerance policies of religious local tolerance and continues to be neutral toward the Avignon and Rome Papacy. While this, Berry and Bourbon begin to be vassalized, and as the Burgundians were originally offered, they are offered of joint control of France under the creation of a council between the highest French families in control (such as the Bourbons, Burgundians and Orleans), the colony in Lanzarote continues thriving as the government begins endorsing the situation. Continues expanding southward to assure control of the Pyrenees, And we accept the French offer of OTL Spain's borders.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up, the same policies begin to be made and followed within the domination of Flanders and Burgundy, Lorraine begins to be vassalized by the Burgundians
    • Flanders: Military and navy are built up, economy expands.
    • Blois: Military, economy expands.
    • Dunois: Military and economy expands.
    • Angouleme: Military and economy expands.
    • Parthenay: Military and economy expands.
    • Perigord: Military and economy expands.
    • Saluzzo: Military and economy expands.
  • Vijaynagar: Begins to influence Kozhikode and Venad. The Emperor expands into Jaffna (can a mod figure out how many sq m?) The military focuses more on its navy and the kingdom focuses on bringing better irrigation practices to its people. The Emperor begins to fortify the city of Vijayanagara.
  • Castile: King Henry, now capitalising on his success in Morocco, manages to highly pacify the nobility. Taking his most trusted advisors and nobles King Henry allows his son, John II named after his father now aged five, to partake in a royal education system built around helping create a stable and capable ruler rather than letting an unprepared monarch from taking power. While this is happening the trade of Castile now booming shows the economy on a sharp upswing as the flood of wealth coming from the Castilian dominated trade in gold, ivory, and other precious things coming through the Saharan routes. Along with this, the military is allowed to relax and many nobles are allowed to bring their less professional troops home. With the war in Morocco coming to a close and the treaty signed, Castile pushes its trade outpost and merchants through Morocco, Fez and the Algiers. This allows for Castile's majority domination of the area - including the Algiers - when it comes to trade. The Castilian navy is improved technologically to incorporate new weaponry and other technology. The continued designing of a rifle continues but remains highly inconclusive. Cannons, however, are now able to be domestically produced. The Christianization of Morocco now split into Fez and Morocco continues with a sizeable population of former Muslim Berbers jumping up due to the failure of "Allah" to provide a victory. Muslims still remain the majority but it is noticed that Castilians have been setting up churches or converting Mosques into churches. Rather than anger the population Castile uses only abandoned mosques to be turned into churches. The infrastructure of Castile is also expanded more. Castile, in order to facilitate more conversions to Christianity, imposes higher taxes on non-Christians in the areas it controls personally or by proxy through its vassals. Castile expands its Canaries colony by 750 sq km. Castiian nobility unable to prevent large amounts of exodus from their feudal estates begin to hire the men for their valued labor skills rather than keep them tied to the land. This is done to keep them around. While highly frowned upon, most of the nobles have to do this in order to produce food enough for the populace - as well as keep many things up and running and meet quotas. This allows for the beginning developments of merchants, artisans and others to begin actually making more money from their efforts. The Castilians officially sign a trade agreement with Hungary following years of negotiations and the Ambassador delivering letters between the monarchs of both countries show that both of them have much in common and wish to have even better foreign relations.
    • Granada: Granada, gaining territory from Castile and Venetia's conflict with Morocco and its allies, begins to settle the area it took more thoroughly but is noticing settlements of Christians popping up rather than settlements of Muslims. The Christianization of Granada, however, remains relatively low as many converts or native born Castilian Christians are going to the new settlements in Morocco. The Granadan Emir begins to doubt his faith in private but maintains public face to keep morale of the Granadan people going. The economy of Granada is improved thanks to the removal of Genoan influence from the area. The infrastructure is improved as is the military's organization.
    • Fez: The new Emirate of Fez begins to reorganize itself and begins working on infrastructure to expand existing cities. The new Emir of Fez addresses his people reassuring them of their futures and with the influx of Castilian merchants he begins to see economic improvement. Fez is allowed a token amount of troops by Castile for peacekeeping. But considering the country's economic situation the Emir is more than willing to focus on the harder issues of rebuilding the country and addressing the issue of rebuilding a population that has been shattered by years of disorganization followed by a war in which their new centralized government was outright destroyed and nearly 50,000 Moroccans killed. The Emir manages to pull together funding to conduct a census and is surprised to find that Fez barely has 350,000 people with many previously leaving, or dyng. Some Fezians closer to Castilian Gibraltar begin to convert at an alarming rate but the core Islamic areas in the country remain Muslim. The Castilian populace reaches about 12,000 with native population still fleeing.
    • Morocco: The new Emir of Morocco works on re-organization of the country now split in half. The country looks to the Saharan trade routes and Castilian shipping to bring in an economic revival. This is somewhat successful. Infrastructure is somewhat improved with the funds that can be scraped together and Morocco relies heavily on remaining Castilian troops to provide for its security but does raise a token force of about 5000. The Emir, an extremely open man, begins looking at ways to gain the further favor of Castile rather than watch his new country live in squalor and searches for options. The country, itself, begins to turn inward to mining iron and other minerals for Castile to also jump-start the economy more. The Christianization of Morocco is undergone with the new churches and missionaries converting people. Islam, however, remains the dominant faith. The country sees a decrease in native population as many of the most devout of unhappy with the government begin the long trek to the Muslim world. The Castilian populace in Morocco reaches nearly 9000.
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): Our settlement in Taiwan is destroyed by the typhoon. We begin to rebuild our port city and other small towns destroyed. The Shogun continues the building of the biggest Shinto shrine in the country. We build more ships to add to our navy. Guns are replacing crossbows and bow and arrows in the military. The Isshiki, Hatekeyama, and Imagawa clan join our empire after talking in a meeting in secret. We send an assassin to Hosokawa to kill their Shogun and scouts to look around to help out the assassin not get caught. Military bases are being built on all of the islands we own. We add more troops to the military and border control.
  • If no one else objects, I have crossed out parts of this turn. I don't think Japan would be using guns, and you can't annex rival clans peacefully.
  • Why not peacefully in a meeting?
  • Because it was an assassination and I don't know yet that you sent the assassin(s). But please, did you edit out my turn?
  • The meeting happened in 1409. So it was already done with. I just posted the results.
  • I ask again, did you edit out my turn?
  • No I did not.
  • Mangut Nivkhgu: Mang Hangut's nascent empire continued to expand up the Amur river by 1000 sq km. The two monks in Beijing had not yet returned - although we must reiterate at this point that there is absolutely NO evidence that they had become pastry chefs and originated the Nivkh Tiger's Hand pastries. The insistence of nationalist pastry chefs in insisting they invented that delectible item is without historical merit, and this historian would declare that such chefs should immediately cease and desist in sending hate-mail. Still awaiting Ming response.
  • ​Chiribaya: We finished constructing our small fortifications and continue to train soldiers.
  • Iroquois Confederacy: the Mohawk and Oneida tribes launch a final attack on the Confederacy, and on the site of OTL Buffalo, NY, the Confederacy meets the aggressive tribes and a great battle is waged for three days. By the third day, with many of the best warriors and chiefs on both sides dead or wounded, the Confederacy launches a final attack and shatters the Mohawk and Onedia tribes, killing the last of their chiefs. With this final attack, the Iroquois Tribal War is over with the Confederacy of Seneca, Wnro, Cayuga and Onondaga victorious, and the defeated Mohawk and Onedia accepting the decision made on the battlefield. The casualties have been extremely heavy, and it is estimated that it would take years to repair the damage. However, the Iroquois Tribes are finally unified. With the battle out of the way, The Great Council at last sends forces to meet the Cahokians on our lands to negotiate a peace treaty.
  • Milan: Work continues on the Certosa di Pavia, the Castle Visconteo, and on the extensive Milan Cathedral. We continue training a proper standing army, utilizing Swiss mercenaries and local recruits. With border disputes now settled between the nations of Austria and Switzerland, we continue opening friendly relations with both nations in hopes of repairing our diplomatic relations and protecting our northern border. We continue constructing cogs and galleys to strengthen our navy and protect our interests on the seas.
  • Hesse: As Hermann II reaches the border of Brandenburg, he waits for the Saxon army. As the days go by, he falls ill, and is confined to bed. His son, Prince Ludwig, will lead the army until Hermann II recovers. A man named Claus Weniger in Marburg begins to sell new higher quality pillows.
  • Yemen: The Emir continues increasing the size of the navy and the army. The Emir tasks the navy to patrol further south and to fight pirates to help increase combat experience in the navy and protect the Emirate's trade interests further south. The Emir continues expanding into the disorderly fragments of Mecca by 250 sq km. The Emir also continues influencing the disorderly fragments of Mecca. He also continues influencing Oman. The Emir accepts the offer of a trade deal from the Oyo Empire. More expeditions are sent to Socotra and the Emir also decides to fund some explorers that are planning to further map areas to the south.
  • The UNC: Continues to influence the HRE states around Holstein and Hamburg, such as Mecklenburg. The military is expanded and the Dodsfald Baestyr is used more and more. The use of the hand cannon continues to spread, and new tactics evolve around a mixture of Pike and Shot, with flanking cavalry and DBs as defensive weapons and reserves. Trade through the Øresund now gives massive profits to the government, as well as boosting trade to Germany, as much of this money is used to fund CM voyages to the Med, the Black Sea, and even as far as Africa. A young shipwright in Stockholm improves on the design of the Korekor, making it faster and stronger, with larger sails, such that rowing is no longer even required at all. We once again ask for trade treaties with Venice and Castille. We continue to use trade to force cities on the Baltic, of the Hanseatic League, to declare themselves CM Free Ports. A major renovation of Stockholm and Oslo is suggested by the Crown, and is accepted by the Grand Council. Fortifications on the Øresund grow. We continue to expand into the lands of the Saami. Our trade in all seas grows. Meanwhile, the crisis over the Pope continues to grow, with supporters of the Roman and Avignon Pope clashing in the Grand Council. After several weeks of debate, the Council agrees to abide by the decision of the Council at Pisa.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice agrees to a trade treaty and begins to further stretch its reach of trade power into the north eastern European nations.
  • Desmond: Construction on Tomasdun Castle continues, and all that needs to be done is to finish up the walls and the moat, which is smaller than average, due to the castle being on cliffs on the coast. Following England transferring her Irish possesions (sans Dublin) to us, we begin to announce plans for the eventual unification of Ireland (sans Dublin), and the nation will be divided into four subdivisions controlled by the King, but they will have a noble put in place to enforce the laws and collect the taxes. The nobles will have a reletively high amount of autonomy within local affairs. In return, however, the dukes are required to pay above-average taxes and provide slightly more troops for the kingdom's levy. The subdivisions will be Munster, Connaught, Leinster, and Ulster. We continue to use the manor system, and the King's farms continue to produce grain for laborers. The port is now finished, and ships are sent out again for trade with other nations. Drinking songs rise in popularity. We continue to be fed up with the current Papacy, and begin to open negotiations with Avignon. The hulk is converted into a warship, and the King, pleased with the design orders several to be built. Westmeath is put under the control of a regent for now, and we tighten control over the other regions.
  • Venetian Republic: As the Roscol Banks trade fleet begins to expand Venetian trade power as well as threaten the stranglehold of the Nobility on Venetian trade, others begin considering serious use of the new business model of the bank to create long-lasting enterprises with large capital reserves for investment. The Doge considers creating a copy of the model to be used by the state. His suggestions on the matter provoke a small uproar, many Nobles feel he is trying to undermine the position of the old families. He retorts saying that "this is not an action of my making, but rather one of your own. We have let Venice stay stuck in the past for too long, we are still ahead but must keep moving. Our choice is to continue complaining that the boat is sinking and let it sink while we do so or to take up the tools we have and fix the ship."
    The Pieromo family after strife from the death of Giovanni finally re-centres with the grandson of Giovanni, and bearing the same name, taking charge of the family through sheer force. He directs his efforts to opposing the Roscols and starts funding a small retinue for his family's personal protection. He knows that Roscol has more men, money and official power than he but hopes that the Pieromo's alliances with some of the older families can help level the field. For the moment he focuses on building the wealth of the family, looking for funding he finds some from his allies and begins with a small group of ships but uses only the most profitable routes, not caring for the risks they might pose. Further he enlists the help of his brother, a well learned man in law and numbers, to help run the Pieromo trade fleet.
    The Venetian workshops in Croatia are halfway through being finished, and should be done in 1402, the overseer of the project for the Venetians informs the Croatians that it will be at least another year after that before they can start manufacturing ships at the rate of one a week as the assembly line must be dry run to ensure each stage of manufacture is prepared properly. Eco-turn
    • Aegina: Develops economically.
    • Athens: Develops military.
    • Corfu: Develops military.
    • Epirus: Develops economically.
    • Kaffa: Develops military.
    • Naxos: Develops military.
    • Negroponte: Develops economically.
  • Oyo Empire: The second census of the Oyo Empire takes place, with a total population of 2,314,553 subjects living throughout Oyo's lands. The growth of Oyo-Ile continues with the core part of the Alaafin's palace completed, allowing Oranyan and the imperial family to move out of their military encampment outside of the city, and into the city center. Beautiful gardens, fountains, canals, and bridges have been built throughout the city as part of the Alaafin's beautification program, ensuring all of the main streets have trees and stone streets and walkways, and that there is enough room for wagons and goods to be moves in opposite directions without causing major congestion. The development of Lagos continues just as well, with 45% of the harbor finished and 38% of the shipyard finished. The construction of the caravel Imọlẹ ti Shango is completed, and it is sent off on its first trade to Angola by Alaafin Oranyan. Oyo navigators trained by those sent to Oyo by Castille, have graduated from their training and are the first to staff the ship, along with sailors trained in Lagos as well. The navigator school built by Oranyan begins training new navigators as three more caravels are built in Lagos in light of the Alaafin's declaration to establish a seafaring nation in West Africa. The segun begin their return trip from Yemen to Oyo, making a stopover in Mombasa, which many relics are purchased from the locals as gifts to the Alaafin to highlight their success in mapping out the coastline of Africa. They plan to use the map in the future as the centerpiece of their planned trading network. Multiple copies of the map are made, one for the Alaafin, one for the segun captain, and two for the navigator school in Lagos for the two classes in training. The Ikorira has completed its modernization, with most of the military possessing knowledge of European warfare and weaponry, and the Eso possessing knowledge of European cavalry tactics. The small corps of warriors armed with hand cannons serve as the centerpiece of the new army. The goal of the navy to possess new ships of European caliber is new underway. The development of numerous shops and tradesmen in Oyo have come to highlight the growth of the Oyo economy in their trade with Castille and Mali, and the huge gold reserves of the country form one of the three pillars of the Oyo economy. Elsewhere, 90% of the Oyo population have converted to Catholicism, though it has been merged with local traditions as part of the missionaries tactic to gain more followers for the young churches in the region. Oranyan is pleased with the report that his Westernization programs are proceding as planned, and celebrates the successes with his nobles. He makes sure to record all of his goals for his son, who watches closely so as to emulate his father and his goals. Following the fifth year of vassalization in the year before, Ife is integrated into the empire as an autonomous province, though plans to convert and indoctrinate Ife people procedes as planned, with much acceptance from the locals as they have watched in awe at the wealth and power of the neighbors grow dramatically.
  • Austria: We train and expand our military using new experience from the war. We also begin developing hand cannons as a future weapon in warfare after seeing its implementation on a small scale. We continue influencing the states of Salzburg, Gorizia and Patria del Friuli. Albert V thanks the electors of the Holy Roman Emperor for their support and is officially elected as emperor. We improve relations with Bohemia and as a personal gesture, Albert donates 1000 soldiers to help quell uproar in our their nation, and as a gift for their support in his election. Acting on his promise to protect states of the empire from foreign invasion or influence, Albert issues a formal demand to the nations of the Kalmar Union, stating that the United Norse Crown should immediately cease expansion and influence into the north German states of the empire. Our alliance with Bremen, Luneburg and Lübeck is confirmed, strengthing our ties to the north.
  • Mainz: Archbishop-Elector Johann II von Nassau decides to place his vote in the Holy Roman Empire election for Albert V of Austria after being persuaded by the other electors. We develop military.
  • Aragon, Navarre and Sardinia expand the military and infrastructure. The outpost in Libya expands farther inland. Note: I only control the coast of the formerly unorganized/gray land. Not the black land. Aragon extends a friendly hand to England. Aragonese noble children begin to learn from governesses and the like in groups to ensure that noble families are more strongly connected in the future.
  • Moravia: We begin to develop our milltary and start to make crossbows for powerful troops. Our economy grows with increased trade.We ask for an alliance with Bohemia even though we already in a union. Our military is about 10,000 people. More swords and bows are made to arm troops.
    • Brandenburg: Our military has 10,000 people. Industry is making more goods to trade and such. Our king is sadened by the death of Rupert II, and doesn’t know who to vote for.
    • Luxembourg: We ask for an alliance with the nations of Trier and Mainz, to whom our families are closly related diplomatically. We expand our economy.
  • Pskov: Works on building up its navy and the military grows to 10,000 soldiers (the Prince's Druzhina (retinue)). The traders stay in the company of the Yongle Emperor until he answers to the call to treasure ships. Pskov continues to be an economic powerhouse.
  • Kingdom of Naples: King Ladislaus I continues the reforms. Continues the construction and improvement of shipyards, and production of new boats to combat the pirates of the Mediterranean. Territorial defense continues being built based on border forts. The king continues sending ships to patrol the trade routes of the Byzantine Empire. The king stops sending help to the Papal States. The new Naval Academy in Taranto continue the technological research with Venice. The King of Naples following the advice of his personal advisers, continue to give new impetus to the culture within the kingdom and its vassal states. The King is happy for the birth of his firstborn. Born on a rainy night in april and called Charles, like the grandfather.
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy. In a small workshop in the city an inventor named Pietro Panucci, and his little son Giacomo, begin working on a new project that will change the world. Seeing that the King Ladislaus I promotes the transmission of culture, and copying of books and transcripts, looking for a new way to make this process less time, through a machine.
    • Mantua: Improves the economy.
    • Genoa: The Duchy of Genoa with great vigor renews its commercial strength, from the Black Sea to the Straits of Gibraltar, using new models of ships with cargo holds of more spacious and allow greater profit. With the help of Neapolitan military fleet, try to force richest commercial rights in Tunisian ports.
    • Corsica: The exploitation of salt mines and silver intensifies, and becomes one of the major trade products in this area of the Mediterranean. In the same way the vine crops increases in extension and quality, and the manufacture of wine each year improvement in quality and quantity, being recognized as the best European wines.
    • Zeta: Improves the economy. Knowing that the Ottomans are trying to turn Dukgjini into vassals, the Prince of Zeta calls the Neapolitan troops to prevent any intervention of Muslims in those areas. While these lands are disorganized, with the military presence of Zeta and Naples, Dukgjini domestic situation will stabilize, and will begin the process of vassalage.
    • Is Zeta the one in the Balkans?
  • Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications made. They also increase trading with each other.
  • Poland continues to work on increasing its economic capacity, looking to rebuild from a shattered war.
  • Bayern-Landshut: Bavaria-Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI completes the vassalization of Bayern-Straubing, and he continually influences the lords of Bayern-Ingolstadt. In other news, the population continues to rise. Heinrich and his council continue to allow the training of new troops. After the University of Wurzberg is founded, Heinrich's interest is piqued and he begins planning an education system of his own in Bavaria. He meets with his council and decides to pursue the construction of a university in Landshut once the economy can support it. By 1410, the economy develops enough to support such an idea, considering the trade agreement with the French and Castilians as well as banking with Holland-Hainaut. In January, the curriculum for the university is written, including extensive classes in French, English, Latin, and Greek, as well as clergy training. Construction on the building itself gets underway. (Also, my internet was out yesterday, so I couldn't make this turn.)

1411

In the aftermath of the typhoon, the Taiwanese begin to form several states along the coastline. The most significant of which is Tainan which controls the southern coastline. The interior mountains remain lawless and unsettled.

The Timurid Civil War begins to wrap itself up, with the Timurids having secured Persia, and Central Asia as well as a majority of its eastern empire while losing Iraq, Syria, Georgia, Armenia, and Azeria to rebels.

With the King of Dai Viet reaching 18, the terms of Ming vassalisation an suzerianship end, although a close alliance and mutual trade and economic pacts remain. The Vietnamese Tran Dynasty claims to be eternally indebted to the Ming Dynasty for restoring their throne from the court advisors who seized power in 1400 as the Ho Dynasty.

Due to increased activity in Wallachia. The Translyvania region asks for greater autonomy. The Garay family’s power and prestige begins to decline.

News that Aquileia is plotting against Venice finds its way to the Doge.

  • Much plot, such scheme, so fail, very wow.

Bayern-Munchen and Bayern-Landshut enter into personal union.

The situation of France continues to represent a threat against the government of John as regent of France and duke of Burgundy, the current ruler of Orleans and of the Anti-Burgundian coalition, Charles of Orleans leads the opposition of the French alliance (Bourbon, Orleans, Parthenay and some nobles of loyal France). However, the situation seems to change as some of the leaders of the alliance begin to see that their fears seem to have no reason. However for the most part, the leadership of the Alliance remain strongly against the Burgundian government. They still accept John as regent - mostly for the people's wish of a unified France and fears of an English incursion into France due to the crisis.

  • I was given authorization by Ms to change the event. Sine dei gloriem "Ex Initio Terrae" (talk)
    • How many times do I have to say to you that putting John of Burgundy as king of France and say that this is legitimate is completely implausible, since Charles VI is still alive, and there are more people with more of a claim to the throne than the Burgundian duke?-- Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 07:17, February 12, 2014 (UTC)
    • Sine explained me what happened. I shall reword this event accordingly.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 07:00, February 13, 2014 (UTC)'

Merchants in the upper Baltics begin to complain about the growing monopoly of the United Crown merchants and their control of the straits near Denmark. Many Hanseatic nations grow angered in their loss of profit, starting in cities of Prussia, Novgorod and northern Germany.

I have one problem with this, and that's that the Hansa nations can still have profits, just by joining the CM ... sort of economic vassalization, if you will. Also, though they may control some trade, I control the large majority, and if there are problems, then their economies will hurt a hell of a lot more than mine ...

Also, I want to point out that Prussia would not be affected since their main trading city, Danzig, declared itself a Free Port for the CM. I don't remember doing that!

And finally, Damn it, Austria, Lubeck is under UNC economic vassalage as of a mod event. AN event that has been followed by giant economic gains. They are NOT your allies ...

  • Prussia: The Prussians officially vassalize the nations of Riga and Dorpat, though the two nations are officially merged under the control of Riga. The Prussians continue their efforts to vassalize Courland and Osel-Wiek. The Prussians begin developing their economy to recover from the Polish War. The Prussians also begin to rebuild their military from the Polish War. The Prussians continue construction on the grand capital city of Marienburg, with Emperor Konrad intending it to be a shining jewel on the Vistula. The Prussians have begun work on the next stage of the Prussian Parliament. The Teutonic Castle at Marienburg has become the Prussian Imperial Palace. The main port at Danzig also sees growth, as the money flowing in from the Crown Merchants makes the city a very profitable trade node.
  • Masovia: The Kingdom of Masovia also continues recovering their economy, and continues building a new national army. The Masovians continue construction of their capital at Czersk.
  • Riga: The Archbishopric of Riga begins building their economy, and begins the formation of a new national army. There are people in Riga's government who wish to found a secular monarchist government in Riga.
    • Novgorod Diplomacy: We join Prussia in their war against the United Nordic Crown against their aggressive actions specifically meant for the Hanseatic League. Tens of thousands of troops, supported by local mercenaries and mobs, charge into Finland, marking the entry of our war. We ask our Russian brothers in the Grand Duchy of Moscow, Pskov and the Ukraine for assistance.
    • Muscovite Diplomacy: We accept Novgorod’s request for entry into the war, and bring indirect military support such as troops and supplies from our vassals Ukraine and Pereslavl-Ryazanski.
    • WHAT NORDIC STRANGLEHOLD? After the agreement at Danzig, your ships pass through freely. And of course, I'm not letting you sail a giant military fleet through my nation. What more can you POSSIBLY want?
    • To answer your question, I assume your demise.
    • So basically you admit that this is just an ASB land grab conducted for OOC reasons, right? Because there is NO reason at ALL for Prussia to attack a nation that increased its wealth massively.
    • I erase all Prussian involvement with any potential war.
    • Tver: We send supplies of Novgorod to assist.
    • By "stranglehold", I believe he's referring to your control of "90% of Baltic trade", and "monopoly", and "economic vassalization" of the Hanseatic league.
  • Principality of Tver: Tver develops a rapid messaging service though its road networks and cavalry. Tver also decided to remain neutral in the conflict ahead, but prepares cavalry and army just in case. Tver's mining operations are told to halt due to the conflict. As a sign of neutrality Tver will let the UNC through Tver as long as they don't disrupt anything.
  • Grand Empire of the Timurid Dynasty: The Empire crushes the final reblels in the empire, having given up on Armenia, Azer, Georgia, and Erzincan as well as Syria and Iraq. Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues in the wartorn regions, and Amjad offically recognizes the newly formed nations on his border. It is decided to enter dynastic union with Delhi, changing them from a vassal to an equal of the Timurid Empire, while at the same time almost part of it. Draka turns 11, and continues to be heavily interested in military and politics, as well as social policies in stable countries. By the middle of the year the treaties have been signed with the new nations, and with the empire again at peace, the Timur has his son read a speech for him, stating that "we have gone through God's test, and while scarred, we have made it through and continue to hold our heads up high. For even if I had died during the war, the fighting spirit would have continued. I am not the state, I only lead it for a time. Therefore, I state that when I die, this empire will not die with me. It will live on, through the line of my sons and their sons, until the day heaven and earth meet once again.
    • Sultanate of Delhi: Building of public works continues, while the military is built up and the economy is worked on. Investments from the Timurids are helping nicely as well, helping to rebuild roads and connections within the country. Stocking up of food continues. Delhi enters Dynastic Union with the Timurids. We declare war on Bengal to aid Jaunper.
    • Sultanate of Multan: Military is built up, and stocking up of food continues. The Sultan agrees to build a road to connect Delhi to the Timurids, as well as allow new traders from other nations. We declare war on Bengal to aid Jaunper.
    • Emirate of Jangledesh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. We declare war on Bengal to aid Jaunper.
    • Emirate of Kangra: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. We declare war on Bengal to aid Jaunper.
    • Emirate of Ladakh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. We declare war on Bengal to aid Jaunper.
    • Sultanate of Kashmir: The Sultan continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. We declare war on Bengal to aid Jaunper.
    • Emirate of Sind: Sind continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. We declare war on Bengal to aid Jaunper.
    • Sultanate of the Eastern Turks: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues.
  • Hamburg: Under the condition of freeing Hamburg from the 1403 treaty, Hamburg joins the UNC in a recently formed military alliance. A few days later, at night, Hamburgs shipyards go up in flames. The fire claims three merchant ships and one of Hamburgs warships. An in-depth investigation concludes with sabotage as the most likely cause. The blame fall on anti-UNC protesters that crowded the street in protest of the alliance. Meanwhile, the Prince of Hamburg dies unexpectedly. A member of the House of Welf, with many merchant connections, is able to get enough support to back his ascendancy. He becomes Henry II, Prince of Hamburg in May.
  • Prussia is no longer at war with the UNC.
  • Vijaynagar: The Emperor keeps moving farther into Jaffna (200 pixels). The influence of Kozhikode continues. The fortification of Vijaynagara continues. The Emperor starts to vassalise Venad. The Emperor starts the expansion construction of the Virupaksha Temple. The Emperor allows trade between merchants of many nationalities and sets up a bazaar in the city of Vijaynagara. The military sends 200 war elephants to the border with the Bahmani Sultanate and begins to fortify the border (not attacking, just setting up defense). The military and economy continue to expand.
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: The recent rise of war between the UNC and the Russian state come as shock to Wilhelm and his family. While he remembers his obligations to Scandinavia he wants to avoid getting dragged into a war that could endanger his estates, for now he makes no comments on the conflict. Wilhelm calls upon his allies to back him should anyone try to go to war with B-H-H over the issue. Financial aid is sent to Denmark and vague promises about possible Dutch-Walloon support is made, while we request that the HRE not involve itself in another Eastern European conflict reminding the members of the HRE that war outside the HRE is of little business to its members. Distancing from HRE politics continues to grow as Wilhelm looks to strengthen his position and build up ties with his neighbors. A process of integration between Hainaut and Brabant begins. Brabant and Frisia begin to show large growth as the local economies begin to integrate into that of Holland and Hainuat. Production continues to grow as more artisans and metal workers emerge in the Walloon territories. Plans to begin levying troops if necesary are drafted but not issued yet so not to cause alarm. The General Estates continue to gain more duties as Wilhelm starts to age. Wilhelm begins to support the arts and sciences with increasing fervor leaving the running of the estates mostly in the hands of Engelburt and the general estates. The courts and universities of WIlhelm's estates are rapidly growing into cultural and economic centres due to the strong focus on material development. Influencing over Guelders continues as it becomes increasingly subordinate to the economic and political domination of Holland within the Dutch states. Dutch trade continues to grow and proves absurdly lucrative as the co-operation with Venetian traders allows it to be unmolested in Southern Europe and the continued decline of the Hanseatic allows it to continue overshadowing the German states in trade. Wilhelm and Engelburt begin to support the anti-Burgundians in France as they fear the expansion of Burgundy might place the lowlands estates at risk. Naval expanison continues. Work into improved firearms begins along the lines of Arquebus type weapons.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: SEE LAST YEAR'S DIPLOMACY. Venice supports its trade ally in the north, stating that despite the distance Venice will send forces should a war occur.
    • B-H-H Dip: Wilhelm agrees to a plan over five years, and a customs-free zone but not an economic union (the idea is unheard of at the period, remember that). Also, what does the artisan part mean? You confused me there.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Firstly, it is a customs union, which is basically what the Hansa was, not an economic union (whatever you mean by that), basically we make our trade laws more similar which combined with our trade power means others have to abide by them by and large, which gives us a huge trade advantage. On the Artisan part, most of Europe operated throughout the middle ages and up to just before the industrial revolution on individuals who learned an entire craft and lived off it. They would craft individual items and that would take some time and be inefficient - especially when you want a big order. You have to use craftsmen from all over the place and transfer all of the items to where you need them. Guilds were basically an organised group of artisans, a bit like a trade union. They were better as they normally organised together, however, normally were protectionist of their craft and further still took time and couldn't fill big orders quickly. There are few to no organised businesses that operate to produce items in quantity or that could if they would. Venice operates by more business like practices, having partnerships, which are basically a business structure under which people can invest into an enterprise. Further, the arsenal is a true factory, with a single place of production with resources nearby. Venice can push a ship out every day, each almost identical and with replaceable parts, whereas almost everywhere else in Europe will have to rely on several different groups of artisans to work together to produce ships which could be of varying quality and would require you to hire more artisans to fix any problems you might have.
      Basically we're offering to share the business advantages with you in the hopes that we can work together and secure each others positions.
    • All right, B-H-H: We agree to the offer but suggest it be implemented over a period of five years.
  • Roman Empire: The increased trade of the nation is used to seriously rebuild the infrastructure and housing of Constantinople, which previously had become small hamlets separated by fields. With the population of the city growing once again, the city needs new houses to house its new residents. More houses are therefore constructed. Population growth is furthered by following the ideas of Venetian quarantines in their cities for victims of disease. The economy increases due to an effective trade triangle forming in the Black Sea between the ports of Trebizond, Sinope, Constantinople, and the nation of Theodoro. This further increases the Roman trade influence with Theodoro. THe port of Famagusta begins to dominate trade in the Eastern Mediterranean and this furthers positive relations with Cyprus, as a portion of the city's trade profits go to the island's government. The Roman government also begins to invest in new trade opportunities in new nations like Georgia and Armenia, and considers expanding its trade links as far as Baghdad. It is not known if such investment would lead to an adequate payoff, however, and it is not done yet.
    • Trebizond: The Empire finished its renovations on the capital's defenses. Troops from neighboring Sinope, now a despotate of the Roman Empire, return home. Trade expands and links are established in the new Christian nations of Armenia and Georgia. This trade helps to influence Theodoro as well.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: SEE LAST YEAR'S DIPLOMACY.
    • Roman Diplomacy: The Roman Empire happily accepts the gift of Venice, as it appears that there are ... pirates ... in the Aegean that keep intercepting your messages. (This is not something sinister, just a bad joke about how I can't notice diplomacy in time. LOL.)
  • Navajo: Centralization, military build up, and trading precious metals with other tribes increases influence with them. The greatest influence is upon the Apache, however, as their war-like culture is most dependent on the precious metals. This causes a problem, however, as it fuels their war machine. Because of this, we propose The Colorado Confederation between us, the Apache, the Commanche, the Pima, and the Pueblo (Needs mod response!). The purpose of the Colorado Federation will be to keep each other in check so that no nation goes rogue and in return we will defend ourselves from hostile tribes. The basis of currency will be barter and the precious metals of ours. In return we will share ideas, strategies, lifestyles and architecture for the betterment of all of our tribes. We propose that the formation of the Colorado Confederation will be over a gradual period of time as our nations are still centralizing. For now we invite leaders from the various tribes to a meeting to discuss the formation of the Colorado Confederation. Meanwhile, domestically, some fear that Chief Tooh has too much power, especially with the coming of the Colorado Confederation. In a compromise, a Grand Council of Elders is set up and they will keep Chief Tooh and each other in check. The team of explorers continue exploring but they should be back by next year. Totenism also spreads throughout our tribe.
  • Wallachia: The development of better crossbows is finally complete; they borrow much from more modern designs from the west, and can be constructed of local materials. Production begins and 1500 are expected to be completed by the end of 1411. The boyars are ordered to gather their levies, and have two weeks of basic training, and drills per year, for the foreseeable future. Mircea I is extremely worried about the Ottoman build-up and calls for all Christians, Orthodox or Catholic, nations in Central and Eastern Europe to send aid, or soldiers in the event of an Ottoman attack. The fortification of Sulina begins, and all possible preparations are underway, including the creation of trebuchet, and Springald emplacements, and a fortified dock.
    • Moldavia: The boyars are called in a grand war council; each is instructed to increase the quality of his levies, with better training, and better equipment. The newly improved navy is ordered to defend the mouth Danube River at all costs, even if it means a risk of destruction.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: SEE LAST YEAR'S DIPLOMACY.
    • Moldavia Diplomacy: We gratefully accept the offer to build a school, construction will begin immediately in the port of Cetatea Alba.
  • France: The military and navy are built up. More to be added. Vassalage of Bourbon and Berry continues.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. More to be added. Vassalage of Lorraine continues.
    • Flanders: Military and navy are built up, economy expands.
    • Blois: Military, economy expands.
    • Dunois: Military and economy expands.
    • Angouleme: Military and economy expands.
    • Parthenay: Military and economy expands.
    • Perigord: Military and economy expands.
    • Saluzzo: Military and economy expands.
      • English Diplomacy: English diplomats travel to Paris to discuss an offiical end to the war.
  • Kingdom of Naples: King Ladislaus I continues the reforms. Continues the construction and improvement of shipyards, and production of new boats to combat the pirates of the Mediterranean. Territorial defense continues being built based on border forts. The king continues sending ships to patrol the trade routes of the Byzantine Empire and also protect from pirates. The King is upset about the situation in Rome - and the Catholic faith in general. The struggle between the Pope and the Anti-pope is at a limit in which believers no longer know who to follow. Ladislao, himself a few years ago, boasted, proud, the title of Protector of Rome and the Catholic Faith, feels it is necessary to take action to prevent this senseless struggle from continuing to hurt the Church. The new Naval Academy in Taranto continue the technological research with Venice. The King of Naples following the ideas of his personal advisers, continue to give new impetus to the culture within the kingdom and its vassal states, in art, science, etc. King Ladislaus I, who hold the title of the Duke of Genoa, is part of the HRE and requests an audience with the Emperor (not sure if is already chosen). A tragedy occurs at the beginning of the year, the King's sister Princess Joanna and her husband William of Habsburg die in a bizarre incident that touched the hearts of the subjects. The king felt devastated by the terrible news and fell into a state of depression. Joanna and William left their only son, Frederick of Habsburg, only five years of age, who was immediately adopted by the King, and became raised as his own son.
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. Andrea Orsi, a nobleman from a wealthy family, seeing that the situation of the Catholic Church is getting harder, seeks to revive the faith of believers, and for that promotes aid to the Knights of St John, who in the middle of these events continue with their work of helping the pilgrims and fighting the infidels. Andrea Orsi proposes to King Ladislaus I, to provide support to this religious order.
    • Mantua: Improves the economy and the military. Pietro Panucci and his son, Giacomo, move toward Mantua, bringing their plans and projects to move forward with the idea of ​​a machine that makes work easier to copyists of manuscripts (future printing).
    • Genoa: Improves the economy and the military. The Duchy of Genoa continue trading from the Black Sea to the Straits of Gibraltar, using new models of ships with cargo holds of more spacious and allow greater profit. With the help of Neapolitan military fleet, try to force richest commercial rights in Tunisian ports. Similarly, with the idea of ​​extending the gains of the Duchy, some advisers suggest occupy rival Monaco city which has good port facilities. If we put it under our power, our trade routes will reach greater prosperity.
    • Corsica: Improves the economy and the military. The exploitation of salt mines and silver continues. In the same way, the vine crops increase in extension and quality, and the manufacture of wine each year improves in quality and quantity, being recognized as the best European wine.
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. The Prince of Zeta continues using the military presence of Zeta and Naples in Dukgjini. That way, the domestic situation will stabilize, and the process of vassalage will continue.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: Albert II, the newly elected emperor agrees to an audience with Naples. He sends his condolences for their loss, and asks for an alliance to bring their two states closer (also what Frederick did you adopt?)
    • Stay away from Monaco and the Knights of St John --Zengu (talk) 00:12, February 13, 2014 (UTC)
  • Portugal continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program on the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, Portugal accepts the Venetian offer. Meanwhile, Portuguese traders continue visiting the Castilian settlements in the Canaries.
  • County of Oldenburg: The Council of State votes to present Count Christian V with the subsidiary title of "Landgrave of East Frisia", bringing his full title to "His Lordship Christian V, Count of Oldenburg and Margrave of East Frisia". The newly-created "Lords" (former chiefs loyal to the Count) come to Oldenburg to accept Christian as their Margrave. The fort on Borkum Island is completed in summer and the troop of ten professional guard-soldiers takes up residence. The red and yellow striped flag of Oldenburg is raised above the fort, sending a strong signal to pirates, smugglers and other countries that Borkum and all Frisian Islands to the east of it are Oldenburger. The island is visited by the coast-guarding ship. Work begins on similar small forts on the isles of Juist and Norderney. A group of Oldenburger merchants meet in a tavern and discuss establishing a "Oldenburger Handelsabenteurer Gesellschaft" (Oldenburger Company of Merchant Adventurers) with a charter from the count.
  • Swiss Confederacy: We continue to work on fortifications around our nation, and continue military training. We begin to build water mills to grind barley and flax seed for export.
    • Sorry I haven't been posting. I have been very busy here of late, and may be posting very sporadically. Daeseunglim (talk) 13:33, February 12, 2014 (UTC)
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): The Shogun continues the building of the biggest Shinto shrine in the country. Our major port city in Taiwan is halfway from being rebuilt. Other towns in Taiwan are also almost done being built. We build more ships to add to our navy. Almost all of the islands we own have a military bases on it for our navy and troops. Our assassin goes into the palace of the Shogun of Hosokawa to kill him. Troops outside the palace scout the area for troops. The assassin kills the Shogun slowly and painfully with a small dagger to neck. Then the assassin take the dead body and puts it on a stick and places it in the middle of the town square for everyone can see the dead Shogun in the morning.
    • Hold on, you can't decide the outcome, you have to ask a mod. Unless of course I accept the outcome, which I didn't. SkyGreen24 (talk) 15:11, February 12, 2014 (UTC)
    • Yes, a mod must do it. You didn't kill the Shogun, In fact, he is now very unhappy with you. -Sims
    • Also, there was only one shogun - the rest were daimyos. By failing to assassinate the daimyo you probably sparked even greater outrage within the shogunate and lost any possible allies, think before you act. Nkbeeching (talk) 15:57, February 12, 2014 (UTC)
  • Florence: The economy and military both expand as Florence expands its influence in Italy. With the renovations in Florence come infrastructure improvements. Florence continues working on vassalizing Padua and Sovana.
    • Siena: The military and economy are improved.
    • Pisa: The military and economy are improved.
    • Modena: The military and economy are improved.
  • The Kingdom of England: Ties with Scotland and the Irish states continue to grow. England begins seeing an influx of wealth due to investments in the Bank of Holland and the Roscal Bank of Venice. The Kingdom of England begins to formally the process of unifying the isles. The first official act of the peace is the signing of the Articles of Union, bringing England and Ireland together. The offer to join the Articles is presented to Scotland to finally begin the long process of forming the United Kingdoms of Greater Albion. Those that support the House of York begin to gain more favour as the king continues to lose his mind. The government begins the process of rebuilding infrastructure in the region. The cities of London and York begins to see upgrades to security and infrastructure. One of King Edward's first acts was to begin the process of ending the war in France. The Archbishop of Canterbury approaches the French in Avignon, discussing his, and the English displeasure at the irratic behaviour of the Holy See in Rome and begins to propose the English and French repair relations and separate from the corrupt and decadent Rome. Archbishop Keen is certain that others would follow in the steps of England and France, whom are following the true words of God, and not of a deranged infidel lover in Rome. English military and navy are expanded with many new war cogs being added to the English Fleets. England thanks Castile and Desmond for their support. Archbishop Keen begins to build a platform for the separation and formation of a new "True Church". The King, Edward IV sends diplomats to France to discuss a possible peace. Scotland is approached with the opportunity to sign the Articles of Union, and officially form the Kingdoms of Greater Albion. The Venetian offer is accepted and gives permission for Venetian designers to build the Roscol House. English shipping grows as the merchant navy is finally free of pirates and other issues. The Crown orders the formation of the Crown Trading Company and asks to trade with Castile and Venice.
    • Crown Dependancy Dublin: Dublin expands its influence and massively rebuilds its port to accommodate the influx of Venetian merchant ships. Ulster and Desmondic whiskey become popular exports from the city.
    • Wales: Infrastructure and military are improved. Welsh ports undergo massive expansions to accommodate the growing English navy.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice agrees to the trade with the Crown Trading Company.
  • Japan (Hosokawa clan): The failed assassination attempt on the Hosokawa clan leader spreads like wildfire throughout Japan. Although there isn't any evidence, it is obvious that the Ashikaga shogun has sent the assassin. Even while knowing that fact, the clan leader nor his family for that matter, aren't stating that the Ashikaga sent the assassin. They do, on the other hand, appeal to the Imperial Court to investigate this further. Rumours are spread about the Ashikaga shogun attempting to remove any potential threat which causes unrest in Japan. During these events, the clan continues working on its navy, and begins improving the military training, in order to prepare for any other problems that might happen soon. The Kono daimyo is nearly fully integrated, with rebels being caught and taken care of. Influence on the Akamatsu daimyo. The archery training Kyudo is becoming more intensive and works to help other clans who are still struggling with the after effects of the typhoon.
  • Ulster: Continues to expand in all directions. Trade continues. The castle is close to completion, and will only take another four or five years. Trade links with Desmond continue to grow. The growing demand for stone for the castle and for the port results in several limestone mines being opened up around the earldom. This brings a new industry to Ulster, mining. Limestone becomes another export. Small scale mining of other rocks, such as sandstone or shale, also starts. Wells begin to be sunk into the chalk, as water is drawn out. This water is exported under heavy marketing, as a healthier type of water.
  • The Ming Empire continues to rebuild and help the citizens of Taiyuan, Xiamen and Fujian. The loss of the colonies in Taiwan worry the Emperor and the news of the loss of a portion of the treasure fleet is a further blow. However, the treasure fleet reaches Ethiopia and asks to open up trade. A map of Southern Europe is also acquired. More ships are constructed and the war in Japan continues to worry the Emperor due to the unstable conditions. Hearing of the Shogun's expansionist policies and his wars and assassination attempts, the Ming Empire quietly sends envoys to other daimyos offering support to remove the Shogun. However, thanks to protecting Korea and Ryukyu from the pirates. Ryukyu grows closer to China. A marriage to the Ryukyu clan is consider and the offer sent. Korea, the Haixi Jurchens and Qara Del develop economically. Meanwhile, the expeditionary force from the Nivkhs returns, due to harassment by the Jurchen tribes almost half are dead or wounded. However, the news that a civilisation is growing and is friendly to China is great news. The Yongle Emperor upon hearing the news dispatches a fleet to the Nivkh lands with all of their requested supplies and many advisers for the Nivkh chief.
    • Although this is extremely useful to me, I do have to inform you that the situation in Japan is, sadly, not yet considered to be an actual war. SkyGreen24 (talk) 19:10, February 12, 2014 (UTC)
    • Bengali Diplomacy: We ask the Yongle Emperor to support Bengal's war against Jaunpur by providing our soldiers with supplies, offering a portion of the riches gained from Jaunpur's defeat.
    • Hosokawa Diplomacy: The envoys arrive on Japanese soil, some of which reach the Hosokawa clan. After being greeted by the clan leader, he states that the Ming Empire's decision to intervene might not be a good idea, and strongly suggests that the Empire holds back because the shogun might abuse Chinese troops or resources funding any daimyo and use the emperor to strike back at the daimyo, easing the shogun's wrongful plans of conquering the daimyo.
  • Sicily expands its naval forces. Due to the cultural differences with Aragon, it is decided to re-split the two nations after the heir comes of age. However, Sicily would like to maintain close relations with Aragon.
  • Bengal Sultanate: The decrease in taxes on the landed elite do their job in most areas of the Sultanate, decreasing the tax load on the peasantry and earning him their support. The tax cuts on the merchant class allow for more trade to be conducted, and a recent lax on some of the quota laws allows for more goods to be shipped from Bengal, greatly increasing trade income. The influence on Orissa and Arakan continue due to the alliance signed by both powers, and the previous agreement by them that made us their only trade partner. This allows us to begin the process of vassalizing them. The Sultanate begins to increase trade influence on Garjat. The money gained from the trade continues to arm the various levies of the Sultanate, the landed elite, Orissa, and Arakan. Some of the money gained from trade is also put toward the construction of a few Islamic temples in various large cities in the Sultanate. We declare war on the Jaunpur Sultanate in an attempt to assert our dominance over Islamic nations in North India. We ask Orissa, Arakan, and Yemen to send soldiers and supplies, and we ask China and Garjat to send us supplies.
    • ​Bengali Diplomacy (Needs mod response): We ask the nations of Orissa and Arakan to aid us in our war against Jaunpur, offering a portion of the riches gained from the war.
    • Bengali Diplomacy: We ask the Rasulids in Yemen to send supplies and soldiers in support of our war effort, offering a portion of the riches gained from the war.
    • Rasulid Diplomacy: We accept the request from the Bengali Sultanate and start sending supplies and soldier to support the war effort against Jaunpur.
    • OK, the mods never responded to your request on the Orrissa and Arakan aiding you in this war, but I will overlook that, as you've been crushed in the algo.
  • Castile: King Henry, now capitalising on his success in Morocco, manages to highly pacify the nobility. Taking his most trusted advisors and nobles King Henry allows his son, John II named after his father now aged five, to partake in a royal education system built around helping create a stable and capable ruler rather than letting an unprepared monarch from taking power. While this is happening, the trade of Castile now booming shows the economy on a sharp upswing as the flood of wealth coming from the Castilian dominated trade in gold, ivory and other precious things coming through the Saharan routes. Along with this, the military is allowed to relax and many nobles are allowed to bring their less professional troops home. With the war in Morocco coming to a close and the treaty signed, Castile pushes its trade outpost and merchants through Morocco, Fez and the Algiers. This allows for Castile's majority domination of the area - including the Algiers - when it comes to trade. The Castilian navy is improved technologically to incorporate new weaponry and other technology. The continued designing of a rifle continues but remains highly inconclusive. Cannons, however, are now able to be domestically produced. The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to conver populations. The infrastructure of Castile is also expanded more. Castile, in order to facilitate more conversions to Christianity, imposes higher taxes on non-Christians in the areas it controls personally or by proxy through its vassals. Castile expands its Canaries colony by 1000 sq km - specifically expanding to the island below the French ones (this was agreed between me and Sine). Castilian nobility unable to prevent large amounts of exodus from their fuedal estates begin to hire the men for their valued labor skills rather than keep them tied to the land. This is done to keep them around. While highly frowned upon, most of the nobles have to do this in order to produce food enough for the populace - as well as keep many things up and running and meet quotas. This allows for the beginning developments of merchants, artisans and others to begin actually making more money from their efforts. The Castilians officially sign a trade agreement with Hungary following years of negotiations and the Ambassador delivering letters between the monarchs of both countries show that both of them have much in common and wish to have even better foreign relations. The Castilian navy led by a navigator known as Juan of Galicia boldy hires a group of ships and sails to Oyo. After many issues on the seas he successfully makes it to Oyo with most of his ships but in fact losing a few. He returns to Castile later in the year with gold, ivory and jewels. The Castilian traders officially cut off trade of firearms to Oyo due to the low amount in Castile in general and their need for the military which is outfitting them on ships and castles. Prince John of Castile continuing with his education makes some of his first public appearances. The Prince is received relatively well by the people and is seen as extremely intelligent and competent.
    • Granada: Granada, gaining territory from Castile and Venetia's conflict with Morocco and its allies, begins to settle the area it took more thoroughly but is noticing settlements of Christians popping up rather than settlements of Muslims. The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir discovers that his youngest son is Christian and decides to keep it a secret for the time being. He does, however, not get mad at his son but cautiously accepts him and begins to talk with his son about religion in his free time with his son. The country also begins to see some issues with its settlement in Morocco with many of them being Christian Castilians or converts. This begins to show a demand for the Granadan area to be ceded. This, however, is not a relatively large issue as the Granadans seeing increased wealth of the country and more tolerance throughout their country in general would much rather be rid of a large amount of Christians.
  • Yemen: The Emir joins the war effort against Jaunpur at the request of the Bengal Sultanate and starts sending supplies and soldiers to aid the Bengali war effort. The Emir continues to increase the size of the army and navy back in Yemen. The Emir also hopes that by sending the army to aid the Bengali war effort, that they'll gain combat experience. The Emir also continues expanding into the disorderly fragments of Mecca by 250 sq km. He also continues influencing the disorderly fragments of Mecca. He also continues influencing Oman. The Emir now starts funding explorers to find a suitable place to settle on Suqutra.
  • Desmond: The manor system of land ownership continues to be adopted throughout the nation, but with strict limits on grazing animals on the common grounds, to prevent depletion of the soil. Some manors rotate the commons with the fields to have the animal dung fertilize the fields, but not overfertilize them by keeping the common grazing lands in the same spot for years. As such, crops begin to grow faster and stronger. Trade continues expanding, with many people with enough money for a cog taking up trade either as an independent trader, or working with the Royal Eire Merchant's Guild. Ships for the company are at a discount, but you have to give more goods up to the Crown. As such, it's more popular amongst poorer traders who look to establish themselves with the Company before moving on to become an independent trader. Cork, in particular as headquarters of the Company experiences more of the Company traders, with prices and tariffs favoring the Company. Ballydrogheda, the joint-port with Venice and Hamburg experiences a boom of independent traders, mostly those bound for Venice and her vassals or Hamburg. We are worried about the UNC's monopoly in the Baltic and hope it does not spread west. Relations with them, however, remain decent. Creation of modern plate and mail armor continues, and longswords and crossbows are also created in smithies across the nation. Whiskey and Ulsterian beer continues to be consumed in inns and taverns across the nation, and drinking songs rise in popularity, with many spreading to the general populace. The navy expands, with war cogs being built, and junks. Ties grow with England and Scotland, as we are part of the Union of Greater Albion. We give our son control over Westmeath, which is made into an Earldom under the King. However, since he is very young, we appoint our uncle as the regent. We declare the rest of our nation to be known as the Kingdom of Munster, as we control all of that realm, save Thomond. Knowing that this will sour relations with Thomond immensely, as they are the other claimant to Munster, we put our levies on standby. Construction on the ports of Ballydrogheda and Cork continue.
  • Ottoman Empire: The Sultan dies this year due to his illness while returning from Hajj. A new Sultan is throned, named Mehmed, another son of Bayezid. He is glad to see the independence of the states in the Middle East, and hopes the Empire will one day they will align themselves with (or, who knows, be submissive to) the Empire. The Sultan also wishes to continue relations with the Mamluks and offers to renew their alliance. He also hopes there are no hard feelings with the Timurids. For now, however, his focus must be turned toward Europe. The Sultan stops all vassalization efforts in Dukgjini (which was intended to be a naval base), claiming it is not worth starting a war over. He does continue to vassalize Serbia, with the disorganized country gaining many new Muslim inhabitants. He also continues to increase troop numbers near the northern border as a precaution against the threat from Hungary that could strike at any moment. The Sultan says he will not stand idly by and watch as others threaten his Empire. The Sultan would also like to make it clear that he will be abiding by the Treaty of Aegina that continues to dictate a 15 year peace (which still has six years to go 'til it is annulled), and highly recommends the Venetians and Romans do the same.
    • Roman Diplomacy: That's the plan.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice reassures the Ottomans that as long as they keep to the treaty, the Venetians will. However, Venice shows interest in drafting another longer lasting treaty, they state that this would be preferably including the Romans should the Romans consent to it.
  • The Jochid Ulus continue with the sedentarisation tendencies, as well as the growth of the economy and infrastrucute. The Sarais, Bolghar and Qazan grow rapidly, as do almost all other cities. Sochi continues to be built, and large ports in the city begin to be planned. The economy improves as more lands begin to be used as crops and not as herding, and agricultural exportation increases. The population also begins booming. More roads are constructed to connect the new towns. The army continues to be outfitted with handgonnes, and infantry begins to be developed. Troops begin to be positioned en masse on the border with Azerbaijan. The colony in the Yamal expands by 2500 sq km, especially in the northwestern edge of the empire, where the colony had expanded the most previously. The spread of Kazakh agricultural production goods and reindeer produces continues throughout the Volga, and reaches Azov by the end of the year. More ulus continue to collapse as they become cities with their borders far more defined. Diplomats are sent to the Timurid remnant and the Ottoman empire. Pagan traditions continue to be written down, with the trend continuing in the Chuvash and the Mordvin, and picking up pace with the Mari and the Udmurts. More fights continue between clergy of the Catholic, Orthodox, Nestorian, Sunni, Shi'ite and Pagan faiths.
    • The Principality of Great Perm continues to develop its military and economy, as the nation is practically rebuilt. Kolvakvar continues building, with churches and mosques blooming around. Handgonnes continue to be outfitted to officers. The population, once again, begins to grow.
    • The Principality of Adyghea spreads by 500 sq km, as joint Jochid and Adyghe troops force another six Adyghe chieftains to swear fealty to the Principality. Prince As'lan begins to develop the first city of the kingdom, Maykop, as his royal court is declared to settle in a single place permanently. Muslim and Orthodox priests begin to go into the nation, but they fail to make any converts.
  • Mangut Nivkhgu: The Chinese Fleet carrying Master Wu and Master Ifalsp'eḑ arrived in Ñeƞdaqo to great fanfare, as it should have, seeing as no ordinary Nivkh had ever seen such a grandiose event before. Mand Hangut, not reputed to be a man of great emotion, is said to have cried great tears of joy on that day - in fact the Great Monastery of Ñeƞdaqo claims to keep some of his tears in a jar kept in the inner sanctum of the complex. The jar and pottery style has been conclusively dated to the late 1500s, so it is highly unlikely unlikely that his tears are actually contained in said vessel - as most modern monks will admit. However, the writings of Master Xin indicate that he did indeed cry, and so we must assume that he did. Almost immediately, Chinese bureaucrats were sent around the country to train local Nivkh officials. Metallurgists were instructed to teach Nivkh peasants the arts of mining and smithing - and to find an area where metal could be mined using imported Chinese tools. Nivkh warriors were place under the tutelage of Chinese military advisers and began forging themselves into something resembling a military. It is also written by Master Xin that the Chinese had been specifically instructed to regard Mang Hangut as "The Nivkh Emperor" and to treat him wil the same respect that they would the Chinese Emperor himself - even if he really was nothing of the sort. The service of these Chinese to the Nivkh Empire is still celebrated today, as they came to be known as the "The Builders of Empire" and their landing in Ñeƞdaqo is celebrated as a national holiday. Their respect for the Nivkhs as "the future empire of the white North" became the Nivkh national creed, and it is argued that their arrival was the key turning point in Nivkh history. As an addendum, extensive archaeological excavations have been conducted at both the landing site and in the preserved remains of one of their ships - which was dragged to shore and buried near the center of Ñeƞdaqo as a monument (this site is now "Ship Park"). Nowhere has any trace been found of wheat flour, bananas, oranges, or poppyseeds - nor are any pastry chefs listed on any of the surviving inventories from the period. In short, the legend that Master Wu and Master Ifalsp'eḑ developed pastry skills and brought back an army of pastry chefs who developed the Tiger's Hand pastry and the Nivkh culinary tradition is patently false. For those nationalist pastry chefs (and Members of Parliament) who continually insist on sending hate-mail regarding this analysis, I fail to see why you are so persistent. However, for your benefit, we have set up a new post office box for such inquiries. Those wishing to complain may send a first class letter to:
    • History Department
    • Attn: Pastry Hate-Mail
    • Grand National University of Mangut Nivkhgu
    • 5624 Builders of Empire Boulevard
    • Ñeƞdaqo, National Capital District 02000
  • The UNC continues to renovate several cities and build more fortifications. The trade economy is booming. We agree to lift the tribute from Hamburg if they join us in an alliance to protect our market share in the Baltic. The military is developed. The new, improved Korekors are now capable of reaching North Africa, as well as the Black Sea, and vastly speed up trading times. All the vassals (Schleswig, Holstein, Lubeck, Bremen (The first two were vassals before the game's start, the latter two I annexed vassalized with three years each)) develop military and economically. We begin to assert influence, economically, over the territory of Mecklenburg. We continue to expand into Saami territory. There are several border incidents in Novgorod. The Grand Council convenes in February, and also approves a renovation of Copenhagen. There are talks of taking the Saami territory and merging it with some Swedish territory to form a fourth kingdom, as well as separating Iceland from Norway to form a fifth, but both of these are shot down by the Swedes and the Norwegians. The Queen Regent takes a tour of the military which is now gearing up in case of war. We ask Austria to meet over the boundaries of the HRE, and to enter talks of mutual interest.
  • Venetian Republic: Hearing of the threat of plots from Aquileia and then of the vassalisation attempts of Florence against Padua, the Doge feels that Venice could quickly face an issue with its local security. Eager to prove the might of the Venetian Empire at war, Venice invades Padua (basically the same as OTL). The vassals of Venice join the war and quickly the huge mercenary forces of the empire overwhelm what forces Padua has. The invasion receives little notice from surrounding states, although Aquileia is threatened by the action. Venice pays a small tribute to Florence to compensate their invested influence.
    Upon the acceptance of the Customs Union from the Dutch, the Venetian government begins making changes and sends several expert lawyers to the Dutch land to help the changes go smoothly and without issue.
  • Bayern-Landshut: Bavaria-Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI completes the vassalization of Bayern-Straubing, and he continually influences the lords of Bayern-Ingolstadt. In other news, the population continues to rise. Heinrich and his council continue to allow the training of new troops. After the University of Wurzberg is founded, Heinrich's interest is piqued and he begins planning an education system of his own in Bavaria. He meets with his council and decides to pursue the construction of a university in Landshut once the economy can support it. By 1411, the economy develops enough to support such an idea, considering the trade agreement with the French and Castilians as well as banking with Holland-Hainaut. In January, the curriculum for the university is written, including extensive classes in French, English, Latin, and Greek, as well as clergy training. Construction on the building itself gets underway. Heinrich is pleased to hear that he now is the duke of Munich as well as complete suzerain.
  • In Savoy the economy continue growing, and the kingdom prospers. The army hires more mercenaries. The Count trys to improve his position in the north Italian region, and stat the vasalization of d'Asti and Montferrat, also block the Neapolitan diplomats in Monaco and Rhodas. Piombino continues to improve his navy. The Duchy of Dodecanese improves his economy.
  • Pskov upgrades economy and becomes even more of a powerhouse, the travelers from the "Dragon Lands" return with great tales and (if agrees) designs from giant ships!
  • Austria: Austria: We train and expand our military using new experience from the war. We also begin developing hand cannons as a future weapon in warfare after seeing its implementation on a small scale. We continue influencing the states of Salzburg, Gorizia and Patria del Friuli. Following the nation of Venice’s decision to invade a territory of the Holy Roman Empire, Albert decides to follow through with his promise, leaving him with no choice but to declare war on Venice. Hoping to avoid another Genoa-like situation, Austria calls all loyal members of the Holy Roman Empire to declare war and mobilize immediately. Leopold IV dies, thereby officially confirming Albert’s legitimacy. Albert officially declares Austria to be an archduchy, legitimizing his usurpation.
  • Provence: Is given a new impetus to the economy and especially trade, taking advantage of the port of Marseille. Similarly, more mercenaries to protect the royal's territories are recruited. The Count of Provence moves his influence and begins the vassalization of Alencon, Narbonne and Vendome. The Count continues the influence on Britanny. A military alliance is sent to Aragon and Swiss Confederacy.
  • Anjou: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
  • Avignon: Pope Pius II ask for a crusade against the false Pope in Rome.
  • Aragon, Navarre and Sardinia all expand military and infrastructure. Navarre begins to be consolidated with Aragon by order of Charles III. The colony in unorganized Libya expands inland. It is termed Tripolitania. Economic influence over small nations continues. The king continues to campaign around Europe with the intent of legitimizing himself as the King of Sicily.
  • The Mamluk Sultanate attempts to return to normalcy as Nasir-as-Din Faraj finalizes his plans to secure both his and his son's claims. With the return of the Syrian states of Damascus and the Levantine Kingdom into the Sultanate proper, the Sultan travels to Damascus and Aleppo, along with the Great Imams for each respective city. al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem begins to be educated, largely by professors at the Khaldun University of Alexandria, where he lives with his mother and other important nobles. The old Timurid navy, which was quite large, is refitted to be more widely accepted by the mainstream navy of the Sultanate. We continue to influence Mogadishu, and the program to convert the natives of Madagascar continues. (Note, this is not a colony! This was permitted in PM2, as seen especially in the example of Callum's missionaries to Australia. This is ONLY to make the natives Muslim through about a century of conversion.) Business influences from Damascus and Alexandria continue to influence Cypriot politics to be more favorable to Mamlukean business practices. Famed explorer Hailil bin Sana takes a leave of absence from the Khaldun University of Alexandria in order to continue his explorations, this time travelling as far south as Maputo, and establishing formal alliances with Zanzibar and Mombasa. The University does not slack, however, with innovations in gunpowder taking leading military tacticians by storm. The generals and leaders of the military decide to invest more time, energy, and money into the development of so-called firearms and cannons.
    • Makuria and Alodia are both prepared for war, even as more and more displaced Moroccans arrive and make both nations grow 10,000 sq km apiece. The standard of living improves as technologies spread from the Sultanate proper.
    • Ifat expands 10,000 sq km to the south, along the coast, as the nation's military capacity increases , focusing on the navy. Socotra also grows it military, but focuses on a large navy to protect the mouth of the Red Sea from pirates and enemies. The Moroccan culture continues to thrive.
    • Ramazan and Karaman continue to work toward consolidation, as progress is made toward integrating the two Turkish states. Adana, which is still planned to be the capital of both states, is improved as a port city, with hopes to rival Alexandria or Damascus someday, although many dismiss these hopes.
    • Medina begins to be considered as an option for future integration with the Sultanate proper. (This IS a vassal, from 1404-1406 of vassalization.) Furthermore, Mecca also is considered to be merged with Medina, leaving two potential options for the future of Mamlukean Arabia. (Also a vassal, from 1405-1407).
      • You are still forgetting this part: "Vassalising a state via peaceful means is hard and will take one year for two percent of what that state is in size compared to your home nation, with a minimum of three years. (e.g. If Foix is 8% of the size of France then it will take four years to vassalise Foix)." from the rules.
      • Yep. You must follow the rules or the mapmakers do not care for your turns.
  • The Kingdom of Mesopotamia, ruled by al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem, but really ruled by his father and regent, Nasir-al-Din Faraj, settles down as the recent Timurid Civil War is finished up, and he is recognized by Timur's government as independent. The Kingdom expands it military and also begins to vassalize Baghdad.
  • Trier: Continues to expand military. We use experience from the war in Poland to train our army and prepare it in case of an attack against our own territory. After viewing discontent among German peasants across the empire, our ruler vows to take a more proactive stance in defending the empire in the future, mostly for his own preservation. We continue to influence the County of Sponheim. We answer the call from the emperor and declare war on Venice.
  • Novgorod: We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords, and composite bows, increasing our military capabilities in case of war. The nation’s training and advancement of military continues. We expand north (by 8 pixels) into undiscovered land. The new class of Koch ships being manufactured in Novgorod is made with wider decks and larger sides, created to allow for the possible implementation of firearms. Modified hand cannons cast in the city’s foundries are mounted to this new line of ships, which seem to be able to be supported adequately. Crews are trained in the use and maintenance of these weapons on board ships, leading to the creation of a cycle for quick reloading and firing. The swamp town of St Patriksburg’s population grows slightly as conditions improve. The early dirt paths are developed to create a clear crossroad of streets in the center of the settlement. With the dock having been completed outside the fort walls ships begin to dock at the fort, bringing settlers and explorers, trading goods, and other supplies. Construction continues on the wooden kremlin born from the early fortifications in front of the fort to protect the dock and the settlement’s inhabitants in case of an attack. Guard towers are designed to house stationery cannons that in an invasion would be able to strike small ships with moderate efficiency during a hostile raid. Patrik’s Kremlin is expected to be completed within the next two years. We continue the talk of unifying the Rus’ with Muscovy. More schools have been introduced to the Russian language. We continue helping Tver with the construction of the trade road, looking to finish around the year of 1413.
  • Oyo Empire: Oyo continues to expand by 10,000 km, with efforts focused on pacifying the local populations of the non-Yoruba sort. The city of Oyo-Ile is halfway done as far as all of the non-essential centers of the city are concerned. The navy begins to collect its first ships, known as sisan, or "flow". The Oyo vessels are the first true native seafaring vessels that represent the culmalation of the Oyo shipbuilding effort. Though smaller than a caravel, they represent the most advanced developments of the Oyo nation. The military continues it modernization process in the form of training and equipment. The industrial power of Oyo continues to grow with the major cities of the empire, and the Alaafin has seen fit to develop a new way of parcelling out land to his people. Small square divisions for those with the money to afford them, are to be sold to freedmen and nobles, though the blocky nature of the land grants allows the land to be surveyed and accounted for in a most effiecent manner. The segun return to Lagos, bringing with them all of their goods and gifts for the Alaafin, presenting him with all of their findings as well, pleased with their progress, Oranyan grants them a six-month stay of rest, allowing the men to prepare for their next journey as well as get their feet dry before their next trade run. The Christianization of Oyo continues, with Ife's population slowly converting to the religion, as well as many of the rural centers of the empire building small churches as the Catholic Church increases its hold over the population through the local Oyo priests.
  • Milan: Work continues on the Certosa di Pavia, the Castle Visconteo, and on the extensive Milan Cathedral. We continue training a proper standing army, utilizing Swiss mercenaries and local recruits. With border disputes now settled between the nations of Austria and Switzerland, we continue opening friendly relations with both nations in hopes of repairing our diplomatic relations and protecting our northern border. We continue constructing cogs and galleys to strengthen our navy and protect our interests on the seas. We declare war on Venice as requested by the other states of the Holy Roman Empire. We ask our ally Florence to join us. We begin influencing Mantua.
  • Mainz: As a proud elector of the Holy Roman Empire we declare war on the nation of Venice. We develop our military and immediately mobilize for battle. Our forces are placed in the hands of the emperor for the time being to be used in the war.
  • Zapotec: Emperor Tlaco expands Danibaan's influence in the surrounding city-states by way of the Zapotec Alliance. Roadways connecting cities in the alliance help merchants and soldiers move more freely between them. In the coastal regions under Danibaan's influence, more boats are created. Tlaco orders more to be manufactured to bring in goods from the sea. Daibaan continues expanding into the surrounding city-states north along the gulf coast.
  • Moravia: We begin to develop our military and start to make crossbows for powerful troops. Our economy grows with increased trade. More swords and bows are made to arm troops. With several nations now invading our dear allies we have no choice but to declare war and mobilize for war. We thank Austria for sending troops to stabilize our nation, and we promise that we will be sure to return the favor.
    • Brandenburg: We expand military. As a proud supporter of Albert and his ideals, we declare war on Venice.
    • Luxembourg: The House of Luxembourg, which has grown close to the Habsburgs, declares war with Austria, although military aid is minimal
  • Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications made. They also increase trading with each other.
  • Poland continues to work on increasing its economic capacity, looking to rebuild from a shattered war.

1412

Emperor Go-Komatsu abdicates and Emperor Shoko accedes to the throne of Japan.

Eric of Pomerania becomes sole ruler of the UNC (Sweden, Denmark and Norway) upon the death of Queen Margaret.

Years after its publication in the 14th century, the Ming Dynasty Chinese artillery officer Jiao Yu adds the preface to his classic book on gunpowder warfare, the Huolongjing.

The Inca discover copper, and begin to develop copper weapons.

Isn't this skipping something? The Inca barely developed copper - much less bronze ... you're literally skipping a huge step a non-metal civilization has to make to actually achieve higher metalurgical uses. The Kingdom of Cuzco or any of the states could try for bronze ... but no way iron. -Feud

Fixed it --Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 07:12, February 13, 2014 (UTC)

The Mapuche Civilization continues to rapidly expand across the Patagonian plains, taking a large chunk (roughly one-fifth) of OTL Argentina.

The Cahokian Civilization continues to advance technologically, having begun to produce iron swords and crude shields, as well as using metal arrowheads instead of stone. (+10 military for 25 years, 10,000 extra sq km per year allowed)

  • Does this take my bonus expansion up to 10,000 sq km? Or 15,000 sq km? As I already have a bonus of 5000 sq km. -- Hailstormer (talk) 20:41, February 13, 2014 (UTC)

The Mongol Khanate, sick of Oirat raids, ramps up its military (+20 military development) and attacks. Due to the Four Oirats’ shift in lifestyle the Mongol Khanate is able to defeat Oirat forces due to their battle-hardened cavalry veterans.

The numerous Indian states stabilize after years of disarray due to the Timurid invasion.

The Tran Dynasty tests its newfound freedom and strength and attacks the Champa, The Champa are soundly defeated and they are annexed to Dai Viet. Ming China is annoyed by the loss of a trade partner.

The Three Leagues and Chur join the Swiss Confederation.

Brittany stabilizes as an independent Duchy.

King Charles VI of France is stuck by a cart after he runs onto the streets of Paris wearing only a shoe and a hat. He fortunately survives.

The "Moundville" Civilization, which has grown powerful, completes the Great Fish and Opossum Mound, and many priests flock there, including some who had left for the Cahokian Serpent Mounds. Moundvillian rule has spread to include all of the OTL Florida Panhandle, and with a lengthy coast, fishing is becoming a primary industry and boat design is improving and moving toward what might be call shipbuilding - especially with the development of copper mining. The people begin calling themselves “The People of the Sea”, and disparagingly referring to the Northern Civilization as “People of the Soil”. Cahokian attempts at domination are highly unpopular and greatly resented.

However, Some areas of the northern Moundville have become Cahokianized in their culture and are dissatisfied with the increasing focus on the coast. They break off to form a small chiefdom centered on the OTL “Parkin Site” in Arkansas.

  • Is this a vassal under Cahokia then? -- Hailstormer (talk) 20:41, February 13, 2014 (UTC)

The Jaunper and there allies manage to turn the war around aginst the Bengals, launching a counteroffenisve and taking territory in the Bengals lands.

  • Prussia: The Prussians continue their efforts to vassalize Courland and Osel-Wiek. The Prussians begin efforts to annex their vassal of Riga. The Prussians begin developing their economy to recover from the Polish War. The Prussians also begin to rebuild their military from the Polish War. The Prussians continue construction on the grand capital city of Marienburg, with Emperor Konrad intending it to be a shining jewel on the Vistula. The Prussians continue work on the next stage of the Prussian Parliament. The main port at Danzig continues to grow, as the money flowing in from the Crown Merchants makes the city a very profitable trade node.
  • Masovia: The Kingdom of Masovia also continues recovering their economy, and continues building a new national army. The Masovians continue construction of their capital at Czersk.
  • Riga: The Archbishopric of Riga begins building their economy, and begins the formation of a new national army. There are people in Riga's government who wish to found a secular monarchist government in Riga.
  • Provence: Is given a new impetus to the economy and especially trade, taking advantage of the port of Marseille. Similarly, more mercenaries to protect the royal's territories are recruited. The Count of Provence moves his influence and continues the vassalization of Alencon, Narbonne and Vendome. The Count continues the influence on Britanny, and more now because they consolidate their lands and independency, we ask them for a military alliance and royal marriage (Mod response). A military alliance is sent to Aragon and Swiss Confederacy again.
    • Mod answer: Duke John VI of Brittany accepts the military alliance offer, but refuses the royal marriage offer.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice calls Provence into the war against Austria. They ensure that the Roscol Bank will support any war effort and upon victory in the war shall recognise the claims of Provence to Alencon, Narbonne and Vendome and will act in all future wars to support the claims to these lands by Provence. Further, Venice states that Provence should bring all allies and vassals they can into the war, to stop the imperialism of Austria from spreading until it is uncontrollable. Contact me (Kunarian) on chat or my talk page if you have any questions.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: The nation of Austria ensures that what Venice is saying is false. We are fighting a defensive war against Venice invasion, and ask that you stay neutral or aid the emperor in his defense.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice retorts, stating that the Emperor is fighting to keep his iron grip on the HRE. The war is not defensive as they invaded Venice out of fear that their Empire would not be theirs anymore, Venice never acted in aggression to Austria. Venice states that staying neutral will only consent to the Austrian hold on power, which seeks to control all the states of the HRE. Venice asks that Provence does not become intimidated by the Austrians and aid their allies not the whims of a selfish emperor.
  • Anjou: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
  • Avignon: Pope Pius II asks for support in a crusade against the false Pope in Rome.
    • The schism is a political issue, not a theological one. You do not have the legitimacy to call a crusade on this case, and even then, nobody would support you, since by wanting to call crusades against fellow Christians, even if heretics, will make you just as bad as your rival. What you could do on this case is to excommunicate him, and try to not act as insanely and implausibly as he did.
  • In Savoy the economy continues growing, and the kingdom prospers. The army hires more mercenaries. The Count tries to improve his position in the north Italian region, and hope the vasalization of d'Asti and Montferrat will be fast, also block the Neapolitan diplomats in Monaco and Rhodas, and announces that they will defend his position with blood. Piombino continues to improve his navy. The Duchy of Dodecanese improves his economy.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice calls Savoy into the war against Austria. They ensure that the Roscol Bank will support any war effort and upon victory in the war (which is practically guaranteed), the north-western lands of Milan shall be granted to Provence. Further, Venice states that Savoy should bring all allies and vassals they can into the war, to stop the imperialism of Austria from spreading until it is uncontrollable. Contact me (Kunarian) on chat or my talk page if you have any questions.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: The nation of Austria ensures that what Venice is saying is false. We are fighting a defensive war against Venice invasion, and ask that you stay neutral or aid the emperor in his defense.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice retorts, stating that the Emperor is fighting to keep his iron grip on the HRE. The war is not defensive as they invaded Venice out of fear that their Empire would not be theirs any more, Venice never acted in aggression to Austria. Venice states that staying neutral will only consent to the Austrian hold of power, which seeks to control all the states of the HRE. Venice asks that Savoy does not become intimidated by the Austrians and aid their allies as the Venetians aided them.
  • Novgorod: We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords, and composite bows, increasing our military capabilities in case of war. The nation’s training and advancement of military continues. We expand north (by 9 pixels) into undiscovered land. The recent classes of Koch ships are being manufactured in Novgorod. The wooden kremlin (Patrik’s Kremlin) in St Patriksburg is close to finishing toward the end of 1413 to the beginning of 1414. The town of St Patriksburg’s population grows a bit more that last year. As the construction of the town improves, the kremlin finishes, trade becoming more in demand, the town gains slightly. A range of people like, settlers, explorers, traders, fishers, hunters are more likely to be found in St Patriksburg. We are still talking about the possible unification of the Rus’ with Muscovy. The Russian language is being taught in over 23% of schools in Novgorod. Looking to increase that number to 29% next year. As more schools introducing the language we see it as an easy task. We continue helping Tver with the construction of the trade road. We are very close to the end, and we are looking at the road completed in the beginning of 1413.
  • Grand Empire of the Timurid Dynasty: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues in the wartorn regions. Draka turns 12. The military is built up. The Timur passes away, and a grand funeral is held, with his body being given a large memorial. Amjad publicly weeps at the funeral, and much of the empire does. April 1 is declared Timur Day, in his honor. Massive festivals take place across the country to honor his life, and the world finally accepts that the Timurid dynasty is here to stay. Gunpowder weapons begin to be used throughout the military, with cannons in every army, and every naval vessel has cannons. Testing in handheald gunpowder weapons continues.
    • Sultanate of Delhi: Building of public works continues, while the military is built up and the economy is worked on. Investments from the Timurids are helping nicely as well, helping to rebuild roads and connections within the country. Stocking up of food continues. Delhi begins planning on expansion, and talks begin with Multan about merging. We continue to aid Jaunper against Bengal.
    • Sultanate of Multan: Military is built up, and stocking up of food continues. The Sultan agrees to build a road to connect Delhi to the Timurids, as well as allow new traders from other nations. We continue to aid Jaunper against Bengal.
    • Emirate of Jangledesh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. We continue to aid Jaunper against Bengal.
    • Emirate of Kangra: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. We continue to aid Jaunper against Bengal.
    • Emirate of Ladakh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. We continue to aid Jaunper against Bengal.
    • Sultanate of Kashmir: The Sultan continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. We continue to aid Jaunper against Bengal.
    • Emirate of Sind: Sind continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. We continue to aid Jaunper against Bengal.
    • Sultanate of the Eastern Turks: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues. The Yemeni King from Iraq that had been given the country by the Timurids, now deposed by the Jalayrids, enters the Eastern Turks capitol, and since the countrys Sultan had died only a few weeks before, the man is offered the throne, and the country is renamed the Kingdom of North Iraq.
    • Uhm, days are not named after people like they are in the modern era.
    • I meant Timurr as in Emperor Day
  • Roman Empire: The empire's economy continues to expand due to the increased trade, and Constantinople begins to grow in population. The empire is considering several new renovation plans to restore the city to its former glory. Mostly, as of now, some more defenses involving cannon are purchased to enhance the harbor and outer defenses. Galata is further outfitted with cannon as well. Trade expands with other nations, and now Roman merchants have dedicated trade posts across several cities in the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean. Because of the new trade wealth, the Emperor considers once again the possibility of minting gold coins for the Empire. After some consideration, this is done, and the mint of Constantinople produces a few new issues of gold coins. Most don't leave the capital, but the fact that they are made over sixty years after their abolition is a powerful statement. This convinces several more investers and cities that Roman goods are worth investing in. Roman trade routes expand into Armenia and Georgia, and continue their influence in Theodoro. The military is partially mobilized due to the increased military activity between the Hungarians and the Ottomans, but to show the Ottomans that the Romans will still abide to the Treaty of Aegina, the troops are not moved toward the border.
    • Trebizond: Trade continues to expand. Formal contacts are made with both Armenia and Georgia, expanding Roman relations with its neighbors. Influence on Theodoro continues.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice calls the Romans into the war against Austria. They offer to assist in the payment of fully joining the war and will transport Roman troops via the Venetian fleet and upon victory in the war (which is practically guaranteed), Venice will divide Kaffa with the Romans. Further, Venice states that the Romans should bring all allies and vassals they can into the war, to stop the imperialism of Austria from spreading until it is uncontrollable. Contact me (Kunarian) on chat or my talk page if you have any questions.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: The nation of Austria ensures that what Venice is saying is false. We are fighting a defensive war against Venice invasion, and ask that you stay neutral or aid the emperor in his defense.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice retorts, stating that the Emperor is fighting to keep his iron grip on the HRE. The war is not defensive as they invaded Venice out of fear that their Empire would not be theirs anymore, Venice never acted in aggression to Austria. Venice states that staying neutral will only consent to the Austrian hold of power, which seeks to control all the states of the HRE. Venice asks that the Romans do not become intimidated by the Austrians and aid their allies as the Venetians aided them.
  • Mecklenburg: We increase our military power, with the Koch boats that arrived from Novgorod. Although there are a few people upset at the UNC, the majority is loyal. We also start the production of cannons and hand cannons. We continue the production of swords, crossbows and composite bows.
  • Vijaynagar: Continues the vassalisation of Venad. The Empire keeps building up its navy, and moves another 200 sq miles east into Jaffna and establishes a trading post on the coast closest to the mainland.The Empire sends an emissary asking for an alliance with Bengali Sultanate and if accepted will declare war against the Timurid Vassals and send troops to the Bengali Sultan . Trade with Orissa controlled Andhra continues. The Empire sends ships to explore the Maldives for a possible attack. The economy grows. Influence continues on Kozhikode.
    • Bengali Diplomacy: In defense of our lands, and being surrounded by hostile nations, we accept.
  • Wallachia: The more modern crossbows are produced as quickly as possible, and another 2000 are created, and distributed to the troops. Everyone is on edge waiting for the news of an Ottoman attack, and hoping against hope that one might not come. The army is estimated at 35,000; mainly free peasants and townsfolk. The port of Sulina is fortified even more, with the completion of several trebuchet, and springald emplacements. Construction on a small fort begins at the split of the Danube delta, and five cannons are purchased to defend it. The boyars and prince prepare their holdings for war, stockpiling food, weapons and tools for the future.
    • Moldavia: The levies are trained, and a princely edict goes out; from this point until the end of the Turkish threat all men of age shall spend two weeks training in the arts of combat, or shall pay a tax equally to two weeks of their pay. The construction of the Venetian schools continues.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice calls the Wallachians into the war against Austria. They state that failure to utterly crush the Austrians will mean that they shall have to recall all of their masters to help with rebuilding at home. However, upon victory in the war (which is practically guaranteed), Venice will invest more in assisting the maritime efforts of the Wallachians and Moldavians. Further, Venice states that the Wallachians should bring all allies and vassals they can into the war, to stop the imperialism of Austria from spreading until it is uncontrollable. Contact me (Kunarian) on chat or my talk page if you have any questions.
    • Wallachian Diplomacy: We will send aid, and 5000 soldiers, if the coalition against Austria has the ability to defeat them within two years.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: The nation of Austria ensures that what Venice is saying is false. We are fighting a defensive war against Venice invasion, and ask that you stay neutral or aid the emperor in his defense.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice retorts, stating that the Emperor is fighting to keep his iron grip on the HRE. The war is not defensive as they invaded Venice out of fear that their Empire would not be theirs anymore, Venice never acted in aggression to Austria. Venice states that staying neutral will only consent to the Austrian hold of power, which seeks to control all the states of the HRE. Venice asks that Wallachia does not become intimidated by the Austrians.
  • France: The military and navy are built up. More to be added. Vassalage of Bourbon and Berry continues. We expect the English offer of peace and colony in the Canary Islands to continue growing. Economy is built up.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. More to be added. Vassalage of Lorraine continues.
    • Flanders: Military and navy are built up, economy expands.
    • Blois: Military and economy expands.
    • Dunois: Military and economy expands.
    • Angouleme: Military and economy expands.
    • Parthenay: Military and economy expands.
    • Perigord: Military and economy expands.
    • Saluzzo: Military and economy expands.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice calls France into the war against Austria. They offer to give the French subsidies for 10 years at all Venetian ports to help the French trade and upon victory in the war (which is practically guaranteed), the Austrian lands that border France (Sudngau and Briesgau) shall be granted to France. Further, Venice states that France should bring all allies and vassals they can into the war, to stop the imperialism of Austria from spreading until it is uncontrollable. Contact me (Kunarian) on chat or my talk page if you have any questions.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: The nation of Austria ensures that what Venice is saying is false. We are fighting a defensive war against Venice invasion, and ask that you stay neutral or aid the emperor in his defense.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice retorts, stating that the Emperor is fighting to keep his iron grip on the HRE. The war is not defensive as they invaded Venice out of fear that their Empire would not be theirs anymore, Venice never acted in aggression to Austria. Venice states that staying neutral will only consent to the Austrian hold of power, which seeks to control all the states of the HRE. Venice asks that the French do not become intimidated by the Austrians and aid their allies as the Venetians would aid them.
  • Navajo: Centraliziation, military build up, and trading of precious metals continue. The meeting of the Colorado Confederation concludes and this is what has been decided: The Colorado Confederation shall have all the tribes remain autonomous with all of the tribes controlling internal matters. The purpose of this Confederation is to defend each other from enemy invading tribes and to keep each other in check as such each member shall send a diplomat to vote on the Grand Confederate Council in order to take action against the rogue tribe. If diplomacy can solve something, it must be used first and war should be a last resort. Each tribe will keep its own army, but in times of war they can combine to form the Coloradan Confederate Army. The most valueable barter item will be precious metals as the basis of the barter currency. The member tribes shall be the Apache, Comanche, Navajo, Pima, and Pueblo if accepted and it should be completed by 1420. (Needs Mod Response) The Colorado Confederation's official religion shall be Totenism. The ultimate goal of the Colarado Confederation will be the betterment of society as a whole since it is better to be united in peace than to be divided in war. The Explorer Team returns with word of the central part of the Colorado River and says that expanding there will have its benefits but others say it will have its drawbacks too. The Grand Council of Elders and Chief Tooh debate whether to expand there or not. The issue should be resolved within one year, however.
    • Mod answer: The tribes collectively decline the offer, citing tribal rivalries and feuds.
  • Yemen: The Emir decides to secretly send emmisaries to some European countries such as Castille, France, and Aragon to discuss the possbility of a war in the coming years against the Mamluks, seeing that the Europeans would be happy to help undermine a fairly large power at the benefit of themselves and a medium-sized nation that would be happy to give them some territory and is willing to give them access to the Red Sea. Emmisaries are also sent secretly to the Bengal Sultanate and the Roman Empire to also consider the possibility of this war. The Emir continues increasing the size of the army and the navy, while also starting the prepare for war by starting to mobilize the army. He also secretly starts a program with pirates that are willing to work for the crown. The pirates are given something fairly similar to an OTL letter of marque and a sum of money, with an additional guarantee that they can take most of the money aboard the enemy's ships. Most of these privateers are sent to harass the Mamluks in the Red Sea and around Suqutra without having to declare war on them as the privateers' ships look like a pirate's. The Emir also continues influencing Oman.
    • ​Bengali Diplomacy: Since Yemen aided us in our war, we will gladly aid them in theirs.
    • Timurid Diplomacy: We offer the Yemeni an allaince, as do all of our vassals. Also, we recognize the deposed King of Iraq as the true ruler of the lands heald by the Jalayrids, and as the King Muhamed I is of the Yemeni Royal Family, we wish to have your suppport in the future in restoring him to the throne.
  • Zapotec: Emperor Tlaco expands Danibaan's influence in the surrounding city-states by way of the Zapotec Alliance. Roadways connecting cities in the alliance help merchants and soldiers move more freely between them. In the coastal regions under Danibaan's influence, more boats are created. Tlaco orders more to be manufactured to bring in goods from the sea. Daibaan continues expanding into the surrounding city-states north along the gulf coast.
  • Portugal continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program on the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, Margaret of Navarra gives birth to a girl, who is named Maria. Meanwhile, Portuguese traders continue visiting the Castilian settlements in the Canaries.
  • County of Oldenburg: The island forts on Juist and Norderny are completed and soldiers posted to it by the start of Autumn. Construction of the remaining Island Forts (on Baltrum, Langeoog, Spiekeroog and Wangerooge) is postponed until 1414 to allow the County's state coffers to recover. The merchants of the "Oldenburger Handelsabenteurer Gesellschaft" have an audience with Christian V, seeking a charter for their company. Christian accepts, and the charter is drafted. The OHG is given the monopoly over Oldenburger trade with England, the UNC, Northern Africa and "undiscovered and uncharted lands". In return, the company must pay set taxes every year (after 1415), regardless of its profits, and in the event of a war, company ships can be seconded toward the protection of Oldenburg. The charter also allows OHG ships to carry cannon for protection. The merchants, very glad with their success, immediately begin raising funds for their first expedition: to Italy. In other news, Crown Prince Dietrich turns fourteen and initial tentative searches for a suitable future wife are made.
  • Venetian Republic: Venice calls upon all its allies and the free states of Italy (Naples, Papal States, Romans, Castile, Hungary, Brabant-Hainaut-Holland, Provence, Savoy, the Swiss, England, France, Hamburg, Wallachia and Florence) and its trade allies to form a coalition to crush the vile Austrian and Milanese threat that have now declared war on Venice, they cite that the Austrians have done nothing but warmonger, conspire and manipulate. Threatening to destroy nations should they disobey them. Venice announces that the threat must be crushed once and for all. With that the Doge takes a large loan from the Roscol Bank and hire a massive mercenary host, sending them north to crush and occupy Austria. They promise to all their allies that they will forever be in their debts for them fully joining the war, as this war will end the imperialist ambitions of the Austrian swine who we have known since 1402 have had ambitions to conquer all Germany and use their Milanese allies to conquer all Italy. The Doge tells their allies to bring all of their own allies, puppets and vassals too to ensure the Austrian threat is truly smashed. More to come
  • Principality of Tver: Tver's road system in Novgorod is near completion. Even if Tver will remain neutral in any future war between the UNC and Russia, Tver builds up military. Also Tver mines start up again.
  • Swiss Confederacy: We annex the Three Leagues into our nation to strengthen the Confederacy and continue to influence Cantons to the east of us. We buy another 40 cannons, and continue to build fortifications around our nation.
  • The Nation of the Oirats: We begin to build our next city in OTL Western Mongolia, named Orugan. Cement increases in production and the road is finished. More beer is fermented and it becomes a popular drink for the nomads. More wheat is harvested and the alliance slowly becomes more agricultural. Due to the centralization, Orug Khan changes the name to The Nation of the Oirats. As we increase in population, we slowly target our expansion northward. We expand 10 px to the North. Due to the defeat from the Mongolian Khanate, we start to develop soldiers that can counter cavalry and we start to train some cavalry as nomads.
    • You need an algorithm, the war is still ongoing.
  • Oirat D to China: We ask for the recipe of gunpowder to help us fight the Yuan Khanate.
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): We send an ambassador to Hosokawa to apologize about what has happen. He asks if we can be allies for later use. Our major port city in Taiwan is finished from being rebuilt. Other towns in Taiwan are also done being built. We explore more of Taiwan by going into the heart of the island. All of the islands we own now have a naval base on it. The Shogun finishes the building of the biggest Shinto shrine in the country. Now people can go into the shrine to pray and stuff. We build up our military to expand north to gain more land for our empire. Another 12 ships are made for our navy. The Shogun has a special military made just for himself. it is considered of special ops troops that are trained in secret underground away from the public. A route from Taiwan to Vietnam and the Philippines is being mapped and routed by 16 ships in our navy traveling.
    • The Taiwanese coast is occupied by independent kingdoms. That would have meant war. In addition, Ryukyu and other islands belong to their respective clans. That would also be war. You do not own any minor islands.
    • Nobody inhabits those islands. I was just exploring the island of Taiwan to expand my coastal settlement.
  • ​Ming China sends aid to the Oirats. The Northern and Western Ming armies are trained for battle and readied on the border. The Haixi Jurchens, Korea and Qara Del continue economic expansion but also ready their militaries to fight the Mongols if necessary. Reconstruction is Taiyuan is prioritzed due to the situation with the walls being rapidly rebuilt at the cost of many workers. To the south, the Ming Dynasty is annoyed at the loss of the Taiwanese isles, but seeing the bickering sides and contests begins to vassalise Tainan with the promise of all Taiwan. The treasure fleet returns from the Mamluk Sultanate with the news that the sea there is blocked. An expedition to circumnavigate Africa is decided on.
  • Sicily continues to maintain a strong independant stance. An alliance with France is sought with aid for the civil war promised. Malta is fortified while Sardinia and Sicily attempt to grow closer. The navy is expanded as the governors believe a stronger navy will defend Sicily from attack better.
  • Japan (Hosokawa Clan): In order to ease the tension in Japan an ambassador is sent to the Ashikaga shogun. With the previously stated request for the Kampaka position and the peace terms the ambassador is sent to confirm the Shogun's decision. The Clan continues working on improving its military training, working on new equipment for archers and better swords for the samurai. Ships are also being built in order to make up for the deficit caused by the typhoon. The Clan leader, Hosokawa Taichi recovers from the assassination attempt.
    • Ashikaga Clan Dip: We accept your offer only if that if you have a daughter that in the future your daughter will marry my son.
    • Hosokawa Dip: These terms are accepted.
  • Bayern-Landshut: Bavaria-Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI completes the vassalization of Bayern-Straubing, and he continually influences the lords of Bayern-Ingolstadt. In other news, the population continues to rise. Heinrich and his council continue to allow the training of new troops. After the University of Wurzberg is founded, Heinrich's interest is piqued and he begins planning an education system of his own in Bavaria. He meets with his council and decides to pursue the construction of a university in Munchen once the economy can support it. By 1412, the economy develops enough to support such an idea, considering the trade agreement with the French and Castilians as well as banking with Holland-Hainaut. In January, the curriculum for the university is written, including extensive classes in French, English, Latin, and Greek, as well as clergy training. Construction on the building itself gets underway, with estimated completion of the main campus to be 1420.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: The Doge sends a letter to Bayern-Landshut to call them into the war against Austria, stating that they both ahve a threatening and mutual enemy. They offer to give to B-L the Austrian lands and vassals that border them. Further, Venice states that Bayern-Landshut should bring all allies and vassals they can into the war, to stop the imperialism of Austria from spreading until it is uncontrollable. Contact me (Kunarian) on chat or my talk page if you have any questions.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: The nation of Austria ensures that what Venice is saying is false. We are fighting a defensive war against Venice invasion, and ask that you stay neutral or aid the emperor in his defense.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice retorts, stating that the Emperor is fighting to keep his iron grip on the HRE. The war is not defensive as they invaded Venice out of fear that their Empire would not be theirs anymore, Venice never acted in aggression to Austria. Venice states that staying neutral will only consent to the Austrian hold of power, which seeks to control all the states of the HRE. Venice asks that the Bavarians do not become intimidated by the Austrians and aid their allies as the Venetians would aid them.
    • Bayern Dip: Heinrich XVI informally supports Venice, but is wary about committing any troops and will wait and see before any declaration is made.
    • Austria hasn't invaded yet. On the other hand Venice has already invaded Austria and Padua, and has been aggressive to Milan and Austria in the past few years based on a rumor of invasion which never came to fruition.
    • An invasion that hasn't come to fruition? Aquilia, an Austrian vassal openly scheming against Venice and now the foreseen invasion. I would say the invasion has come to fruition very much so :L
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: the outbreak of hostilities in the Southern HRE comes as a shock to Wilhelm who is already aging. He gives full power to the General Estates and to Engelburt to handle the matter as he is growing to old. Engelburt for now declares neutrality but is considering the issues. Engelburt is declared regent of the estates as Wilhelm can no longer control them, and it is made aware that Katrina will become Countess of Hainaut, and Holland along with Duchess of Brabant, while her sister Jaqueline will be married to the King of Denmark and giving an annual salary to remain out of Netherland politics. The Duchy of Brabant and Hainaut will be unified into the Duchy of Wallonia upon the acension of Katrina. economic growth continues as trade and banking grow, along with production. Serfdom continues to weaken considerably as more and more people go to the towns. Rich aristocrats begin to finance trading expeditions instead as it proves far more profitable, bringing the aristocrats and merchants closer aligned economically, though not socially. Cultural and scientific growth also continue as the works coming out of the courts and universities of the the estates are unrivalled in northern Europe. More cannons and handguns are made and metalworkers and blacksmiths continue to tinker away at the arquebus design. Naval expansion continues unmolested. Influence over Guelders continues to grow and Engelburt asks for an alliance with the state (RNG please or mod response. I've been influencing them for four turns now and I'm not vassalizing them - just trying to make them friendly to the estates.)
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice calls B-H-H into the war against Austria. We've talked about this so I don't need to put the extras in.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: The nation of Austria ensures that what Venice is saying is false. We are fighting a defensive war against Venice invasion, and ask that you stay neutral or aid the emperor in his defense.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: The Doge remarks upon hearing this statement "Ridiculous! *laugh* Austrian troops went south before Venetian troops went north, the Emperor can lie through his teeth but it doesn't change that his empire is doomed to collapse."
    • Um isn't it a litte ASB to put this on every single post? Are Austrian diplomats following every single Venetian diplomat around the continent to say "They're lying! don't go to war with them!"?
    • Not all of them, just the ones who we are also allied with.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: The emperor ensures you that we only attacked Venice in defense of their initial invasion of Padua.
    • I would also like to note that I actually haven't posted this turn, and have not written that I have invaded you yet. While you have posted this turn, and have therefore invaded before us.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: The diplomat in the Dutch lands remarks on this message "The success on the battlefield? I've heard of no such thing. I've heard that the Austrians are marching south, with banners and band and making a lot of noise. However, no battle has yet occurred. The Emperor is clearly confused between his fantasies and the reality. His doctor must be away from his side at this time..."
    • B-H-H response: as of now we are on alert weither or not to intervene. However, the economy card is being played to try to get Austria to back out of Venetian territory. This is strictly a measure to ensure that the trade situation in Europe is not destabilized any attempts to move against Brabant-Hainaut and Holland will be met with us calling upon our allies.
  • The Kingdom of England: Ties with Scotland and the Irish states continue to grow. England begins seeing an influx of wealth due to investments in the Bank of Holland and the Roscal Bank of Venice. The Kingdom of England begins to formally the process of unifying the isles. The first official act of the peace is the signing of the Articles of Union, bringing England and Ireland together. The offer to join the Articles is presented to Scotland to finally begin the long process of forming the United Kingdoms of Greater Albion. Those that support the House of York begin to gain more favour as the king continues to lose his mind. The government begins the process of rebuilding infrastructure in the region. The cities of London and York begins to see upgrades to security and infrastructure. One of King Edward's first acts was to begin the process of ending the war in France. The Archbishop of Canterbury approaches the French in Avignon, discussing his, and the English displeasure at the irratic behaviour of the Holy See in Rome and begins to propose the English and French repair relations and separate from the corrupt and decadent Rome. Archbishop Keen is certain that others would follow in the steps of England and France, whom are following the true words of God, and not of a deranged infidel lover in Rome. English military and navy are expanded with many new war cogs being added to the English Fleets. England thanks Castile and Desmond for their support. Archbishop Keen begins to build a platform for the separation and formation of a new "True Church". The King, Edward IV sends diplomats to France to discuss a possible peace. Scotland is approached with the opportunity to sign the Articles of Union, and officially form the Kingdoms of Greater Albion. The Venetian offer is accepted and gives permission for Venetian designers to build the Roscol House. English shipping grows as the merchant navy is finally free of pirates and other issues. The Crown orders the formation of the Crown Trading Company and asks to trade with Castile and Venice. Scotland is approached with an offer to join the Articles of Union We declare our support for Venice.
    • Crown Dependancy Dublin: Dublin expands its influence and massively rebuilds its port to accommodate the influx of Venetian merchant ships. Ulster and Desmondic whiskey become popular exports from the city.
    • Wales: Infrastructure and military are improved. Welsh ports undergo massive expansions to accommodate the growing English navy.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice thanks England for their support in the coalition against Austria and sends a gift of treasures to the King as a sign of thanks.
  • Majapahit: The disorganised kingdom of Sunda is occupied, at a slow pace because of the jungle, but steadily. Via merchants blackpowder reaches the emperor. He is fascinated and asks the Chinese if the emperor can visit next year's firework and if he can create an elite gunpowder unit of 10 men to fight in the emperor's army. Trade recovers from the war and a new industry begins, the shipbuilding industry.
    • P. S Is it plausible if iI get gunpowder? Mr YOLO (talk) 16:48, February 13, 2014 (UTC)
  • ​Kingdom of Cuzco: We expand south by 150 km. Military training continues. Road work and agriculture expands.
  • Hamburg: Hamburg decides to support its trade partner and ally Venice. Ships leave the following day. The shipyards are rebuilt from the fire last year, and construction begins to replace the ships lost. Domestic projects begin, including refurbishing the infrastructure.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice thanks Hamburg for their support in the coalition against Austria. They promise to assist them in developing more in the future.
  • Bohemia: We thank the nation of Austria for their generous support in aiding our nation against civil unrest. In return we glady support the reign of Albert II as emperor, and declare war on the nation of Venice to defend the empire from foreign invasion.
  • Austria: We train and expand our military using new experience from the war. We also begin developing hand cannons as a future weapon in warfare after seeing its implementation on a small scale. We continue influencing the states of Salzburg, Gorizia and Patria del Friuli. Aquileia and Salzburg are now both considered our vassals (after influencing each for several turns each). We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. We also improve relations greatly with the Bohemians and Moravians by helping to quell unrest in their nations. An army is plannd to move from Trieste, moving south seizing Venetian territory bordering Croatia. Our main force will concentrate efforts on the rest of the Domini di Terraferma and in surrounding the Dogado itself. Because of Venice’s superior naval power, we order our ships to stay in port. As a consequence of this, the Venetians are able to prevent us from landing in the city of Venice itself. Despite this we use Imperial soldiers to cut off the island from the mainland. We announce to all nations of Europe that this is purely a defensive war, and we will not allow for Venice to be destroyed or sacked. The city of Venice shall remain intact for the nations of Europe to trade with. However, we will not tolerate aggression against the empire, and will make an example out of Venice by preventing expansion into the Italian mainland at Padua.
    • You do realise your claims are ridiculous, right? and further sound like the words of an insecure person afraid of the transpiring events.
    • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland Dip: to prove this is a purely defensive war demand that Austrian forces pull out all their troops from venitian territory, if this is not complied with all austrian funds within Dutch territory will be siezed. As of now they are frozen and any attempts to withdraw them will be refused.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: We assure Holland that we are only invading portions Venetian territory for the sole purpose of preventing them from attacking further into our territory. The city of Venice itself will not be seiged or attacked, and will be left intact for trade to continue.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: The Doge laughs at this.
      The Doge says "We will come to the negotiating table and neither side can lose land, Padua can stay independent and part of the HRE and Venice will respect the HRE's borders and sign a trade treaty with the nations of the HRE and agree to a truce, like we did with the Ottomans for several years. Further we will pay for damages done to Padua, as we did not know they meant so much to the empire after all." he pauses "Of course that would be agreeable to a person who is only fighting to defend. However, I think the reply from Austria shall prove that they are not fighting to defend. I wonder, do you think they can agree to such a thing, steward?" His steward smirks and makes a note.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: We agree to this offer and cease all hostilities. We plan a treaty to officially end this conflict, but for now the war is officially over.
    • The UNC condemns this war.
  • Köln: We continue upgrading our military capabilities to serve the Holy Roman Empire and the German people, and to defend Catholic peoples of Europe from outside invasion. We continue to influence Heinsberg. We declare war on Venice out of fear of another disastrous Genoa situation. We mobilize troops immediately and send them south to be used by the emperor. (Mapd00d asked me to post that for him, Razor (talk))
    • Since when was this allowed? Especially since the user is new and his last post was in 1410. I smell something rotten, especially considering last game I think it's fair to ask for confirmation on whether this is the case from the user himself.
    • He told me himself, before he left. He isn't able to post because of the winter storm on the east coast of America. Razor (talk)
    • He told me himself doesn't cut it. And other people have been inconvenienced by weather but haven't done this. A snapshot of the post would do, or simply a two word message on his talk page saying "I consent". Simply enough, not asking for much
    • I'm sure Mapd00d will vouch for this when he returns. Mscoree (talk) 19:18, February 13, 2014 (UTC)
    • I don't think you're neutral enough for this.
    • I know that he wil vouch for this because he asked me as well.
    • Mapd00d has since consented. Mscoree (talk) 20:36, February 13, 2014 (UTC)
  • Castile: With the developing situation in Italy King Henry begins to gear up for war with his forces being geared up. The Nobility as well as the Royal army are called up with a large force of nearly 20,000 being called up. The Castilian economy begins to shift toward developing and building weaponry and warships with large cannon-bearing ships being shifted toward the Mediterranean. A large fleet is sent off the Coast of Venetia with many troops brought by the fleet. Castile officially demands that Austria refrain from going to war with Venetia and work their problem out diplomatically. Castile warns Austria that they will be involved on the side of Venetia if war breaks out. The Castilian economy while being war oriented begins a larger process of pulling in more money through trade. </span>The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to conver populations. The infrastructure of Castile is also expanded more. Castile, in order to facilitate more conversions to Christianity, imposes higher taxes on non-Christians in the areas it controls personally or by proxy through its vassals. Castile expands its Canaries colony by 1000 sq km - specifically expanding to the island below the French ones (this was agreed between me and Sine). Castilian nobility unable to prevent large amounts of exodus from their fuedal estates begin to hire the men for their valued labor skills rather than keep them tied to the land. This is done to keep them around. While highly frowned upon, most of the nobles have to do this in order to produce food enough for the populace - as well as keep many things up and running and meet quotas. This allows for the beginning developments of merchants, artisans and others to begin actually making more money from their efforts. The Castilian traders officially cut off trade of firearms to Oyo due to the low amount in Castile in general and their need for the military which is outfitting them on ships and castles. Prince John of Castile continuing with his education makes some of his first public appearances. The Prince is received relatively well by the people and is seen as extremely intelligent and competent.
    • Granada: Granada, gaining territory from Castile and Venetia's conflict with Morocco and its allies, begins to settle the area it took more thoroughly but is noticing settlements of Christians popping up rather than settlements of Muslims. The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir discovers that his youngest son is Christian and decides to keep it a secret for the time being. He does, however, not get mad at his son but cautiously accepts him and begins to talk with his son about religion in his free time with his son. The country also begins to see some issues with its settlement in Morocco with many of them being Christian Castilians or converts. This begins to show a demand for the Granadan area to be ceded. This, however, is not a relatively large issue as the Granadans seeing increased wealth of the country and more tolerance throughout their country in general would much rather be rid of a large amount of Christians.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: Vassalization of Oka begins (three turns left). Our economy continues to be developed, as well as our metal production, and the development of hand cannons. The Moscow Kremlin continues to be constructed as the outer walls are now finished. Ballista emplacements, along with hand cannon slits are also constructed. We would like to talk with Novgorod for unifying the Rus’, and bringing together the East Slavic people. New roads jointly constructed with Tver allow for easier transportation across the nation. Within months the trade road is finally completed.
  • Genoa in Exile: The vassalization of Lucca begins. The exile government sends paramillatry troops to Austria to help them agianst Venice.
    • Genoa was straight up conquered. Can someone please tell Oct he is no longer Genoa in any sense of the word?
    • This is not a thing anymore. Game over, pick another nation.
  • ​Chiribaya: We continue to train soldiers.
  • Ulster: Training of Soldiers continues. Expansion continues. Merchants begin to plant forests on land that they don't farm on, so they can supply cheaper wood for their ships.
  • Bengal Sultanate: The decrease in taxes on the landed elite do their job in most areas of the Sultanate, decreasing the tax load on the peasantry and earning him their support. The tax cuts on the merchant class allow for more trade to be conducted, and a recent lax on some of the quota laws allows for more goods to be shipped from Bengal, greatly increasing trade income. The influence on Orissa and Arakan continue due to the alliance signed by both powers, and the previous agreement by them that made us their only trade partner. This allows us to continue the process of vassalizing Arakan. The Sultanate begins to increase trade influence on Garjat, asking them for military access to their (Needs mod response). The money gained from the trade continues to arm the various levies of the Sultanate, the landed elite, Orissa, and Arakan. Some of the money gained from trade is also put toward the construction of a few Islamic temples in various large cities in the Sultanate. The war is a success against Jaunpur and its allies, allowing us to take 9.9% of their lands, which also includes their capital city of Jounpoor because it lies within the available area that we annex. The land acquired is divied out to landed elites, based on who provided more for the war effort, incitiving other landed elites to provide more levies in future wars. The landed elite waste no time beginning to set up farms in the area, mainly to provide them with more cotton and sugarcane to trade, but also setting up actual food farms to feed their new subjects.
    • Bengali Diplomacy: As promised, the Sultan begins to send shipments of cotton, sugarcane, gold, animals, weapons, and armors gained from this war to those who aided the war effort, the nations including Yemen, Vinjyanagar, Orissa, Arakan, and Garjat.
    • Bengali Diplomacy (Needs mod response for all of it): We ask Garjat for military access to their nation, offering to pay for it in tribute each year. We also ask the nations of Ava, Koch, and Ahom to allow our merchants into their lands.
    • Mod response, done.
  • Desmond/Munster (I will post like this for the next few turns so people learn I'm changing nations): The manor system of land ownership continues to be adopted throughout the nation, but with strict limits on grazing animals on the common grounds, to prevent depletion of the soil. Some manors rotate the commons with the fields to have the animal dung fertilize the fields, but not overfertilize them by keeping the common grazing lands in the same spot for years. As such, crops begin to grow faster and stronger. Trade continues expansion, with many people with enough money for a cogtaking up trade either as an independent trader, or working with the Eire Crown Merchant Company. Ships for the company are at a discount, but you have to give more goods up to the Crown. As such, it's more popular amongst poorer traders who look to establish themselves with the Company before moving on to become an independent trader. Cork, in particular as headquarters of the Company experiences more of the Company traders, with prices and tariffs favoring the Company. Ballydrogheda, the joint-port with Venice and Hamburg experiences a boom of independent traders, mostly those bound for Venice and her vassals or Hamburg. We are worried about the UNC's monopoly in the Baltic and hope it does not spread west. Relations with them, however, remain decent. Creation of modern plate and mail armor continues, and longswords and crossbows are also created in smithies across the nation. Whiskey and Ulsterian beer continues to be consumed in inns and taverns across the nation, and drinking songs rise in popularity, with many spreading to the general populace. The navy expands, with war cogs being built, and junks. Ties grow with England and Scotland, as we are part of the Union of Greater Albion. Relations continue to sour with Thomond, and the levies are trained for war and smithies are creating armor and weapons at full speed. We continue to support England in their efforts of reforming the Papacy, and ask to open negotiations with Avignon.
  • The UNC is shocked by Austria's actions, and declare that they are attacking an ally of the UNC (We signed a trade pact). In addition to sending supplies and naval support (that's mil aid, BTW) We also invade Luneburg, declaring them to be servants of Austria (Ms said they had an "alliance"), and send troops, officially supporting our vassals of Holstein, Bremen and Lubeck. We continue to renovate the cities of Copenhagen, Stockholm and Oslo. Meanwhile, HRE states that condemn Austria are given extremely reduced taxes through the Øresund; what's more, the states of Hamburg and Prussia are given passage free. We make up for it, however, by overtaxing Russian ships. We expand into Saami lands. More of the improved Korekor ships are built, and they prove to be excellent traders, though they are far too lightly armoured to be proper warhships. Their great speed does, however, prove to be effective for hunting down pirates.
  • The war is already over. A trade pact is not grounds for a formal alliance. Luneburg wasn't involved in the war at all and is supposedly your own ally, so I will cross that out as well unless you intend to start a separate war.
  • It's not a formal alliance. If it were, I'd have declared war. Also, Luneburg was never under my influence. Lubeck, yes. Luneburg, no.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: Outraged by the United Norse Crown's decision to attack our personal ally, and outraged that the Scandinavians would invade so deep into German territory despite multiple demands to stop, Austria has no choice but to declare war. Although Austria is too far away to personally invade Scandinavia or launch any major offensives, we call all loyal states of the empire to do so, and rid the Scandinavians from the German homeland.
    • Hamburg Dip: Henry II, Prince of Hamburg is personally offended by this aggression, for his brother, Bernhard I, is the Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg. He demands that the attack be called off immediately, or Hamburg will join Austria. Meanwhile, the Port of Hamburg is closed to Crown Merchant ships until Union forces leave.
    • Novgorod Diplomacy: With many nations declaring war on the United Norse Crown, we join the HRE’s side against the aggressive faction that has robbed us of their profits since the beginning of their “Crown’s Merchants”, we ask our brothers of the Rus’ to join the war and to allow western goods to freely flow through our lands.
    • Muscovite Diplomacy: We reply to our brother's call to arms by joining the war against the corrupt Scandinavian rulers.

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  • The Hungarian King Sigismund continues to organise the lands of Bosnia into a more efficient system for his nobles. He hopes to achieve maximum control over the lands through his nobles and he promotes their attempts to get the peasants to work more efficiently. Continuous good harvests have led to the creation of a surplus of grain - which begins to be stored up as well as taken to Poland and sold by merchants who are aiming to not only earn a profit but also feed the peasants who are having a hard time due to the economy. Banu Sulaym officially becomes a vassal - after signing a vassalage agreement with Hungary. Another 40 new ships have been produced by the dockyards of Croatia, as the pace picks up but money is still needed for other things and so not as many ships are built. The King of Hungary, Sigismund - asks Castile for better relations now that problems between the two nations have been sorted out. A small number of naval vessels patrolling the coast for an invasion, but this grows with more ships arriving from docks the fleet off the coast strengthens. Merchant ships now use Byzantine ports to trade and earn money in, helping expand the influence of Hungarian merchants. The checkpoint castles are a great help in housing troops which are patrolling routes of both nations as well as wealthy and influential merchants and nobles travelling between the nations. Sigismund continues to send a large number of Ducats into the nation to keep the Poles on the route of upgrading their economy. He has joint army secessions for both nations as they practice with each other to learn each other's strengths and weaknesses. Diplomats successfully build more economic links and both nations increase the amount of trading done with each other as traders from both nations head into each other's nations. This is new for many merchants who would have never thought of travelling to Hungary to trade as relations with Poland-Lithuania used to be cold - at best. Fortifications on the Ottoman border are completed. The Bosniac workforce completes much of the defensive structures. However, seeing the Ottomans also doing precautionary measures, troops numbers are reduced as to not to piss off the Ottomans. Sigismund begins to redirect forces to regions will need them, and troops are ordered to assemble to the north to get them ready for a defensive war - to protect Venice as Hungary has no doubt it is next on Austria's list. Sigismund holds another "council of esteemed nobles" and he discusses with them matters concerning Hungary and its vassals and Personal Union states. This helps give him an insight as to what is currently happening all around the nation and he plans to use this to expand his influence within the nobles. In the council - Sigismund gives more priority to the Croatian nobles due to the revenue they have brought into Hungary. The Garay Family continues to lose more influence and the Croatian nobles benefit. Hungary announces its support for Venice - a nation which has helped give Hungary a respectable navy. The mobilised troops soon move into Venice, fighting off the Austrian invaders while a second front against Austria is launched by Hungary - dividing their focus. The King is personally ordering the invasion and he hopes to help his Venetian allies when they need him the most. The crown prince begins to be educated by many scholars who are told to teach him properly while making sure not to stress him. He also begins to train in basic military combat.
    • Castilian Dip: We agree to expanded foreign relations and wish to open up talks of an alliance with Hungary due to the relationship Henry and the Hungarian king share.
  • The war in Venice is already over.
  • Then where is the algo? WHERE?
  • Stop crossing out my post when you are breaking the rules while I am following them. Go make an algo.
  • The Kingdom of Croatia continues to see a large trading boom occur within the nation as it becomes the gates of the Hungarian realms and helps to attract customers and merchants to the nation as well as Hungary. A large numbers of workers has meant that the ports now near completion and will be able to accommodate more traffic as well as build ships at a faster rate. The Venetian workshops are completed and they all begin to churn out ships for the Hungarian navy at a rapid rate. A tariff for merchants trading is also in place but it is put at favourable levels with none for the Venetians due to the new alliance between the states and the amount of trading between them. Sigismund runs the nation through nobles and can run it better being back at the capital at the end of the year. The areas for the new Venetian workshops are cleared and a small subsidy for Venetian traders is put in place, which begins to entice hundreds of them to arrive and help in the construction through trading.
  • In Garay, all castles have now been completed, although thousands of workers were killed due to the pace the castle was being built at. Many nobles from Garay gain land and they use this land to help increase crop yields as well as the amount of trading ongoing between each of the nobles. The money is sent as taxes and used to upgrade the standings of the nobles themselves. The nation readies its forces in case they are needed.
  • In Split, the nobles begin to work on creating standing armies to manage and controlling their lands. Castles continue being built in the vassal while many old ones are completely torn apart and their land allocated for peasants. The soldiers of the nobles who were executed are distributed between the present nobles and they quickly begin to adapt - training with their new fighting partners. The nation readies its forces in case they are needed.
  • Bosnia: also sees a lot of economic and military growth. The nation begins to organise its own soldiers under the command of nobles who take part in knight competitions to increase their skill set while readying forces in case they are called up to defend the lands.
  • The Kingdom of Poland sees the beginnings of recovery as Hungarian merchants arrive in full force to trade within the nation and help provide the things the common man of Poland so badly needs. This helps to begin to bring the economy out of the drain and Sigismund begins to organise large loans for Poland, which the current King of Poland appreciates and hopes it will get his economy moving again. To make sure more trading occurs, the Polish King slightly lowers tariffs for Hungarian merchants. Their troops train with Hungarian troops, too. They also ready their troops for a defensive war as they are afraid they will be invaded to get troops to Austria.
  • Cahokian Civilisation: The internal and external threats facing the Cahokian Civilisation continue to diminish due to the actions of the Cahokians. The internal threats are now barely noticeable, with the problems facing the Cahokians pretty much being entirely from the outside. Political power over the Cahokian Civilisation remains firmly centralised in Cahokia. The elite of Cahokia continue to hold political power over the whole civilisation. The Chief of the Cahokian Civilisation, Great Alligator, continues to hold a tight grasp on power. The House of Birdman remains a strong political threat, with many people continuing to support him. The idea of a Cahokian Kingdom, led by a Cahokian King, continues to have a mass following. But many in the political elite don’t want to see such a dramatic change. The House of Great Alligator continues to oppose this, as they believe it could lead to the House of Birdman seizing this future throne. Trade between the Cahokian Civilisation and Moundville Civilisation continues at its maximum level for the current time. Moundville continues its irreversible reliance on the Cahokian Civilisation for certain resources not found in the south. The traders of the Cahokian elite purposefully inflate and deflate the value of a number of resources on the Moundville markets once again. This further destabilises the Moundville Civilisation, and damages its economy. This leads to the Moundville Civilisation to develop an even larger reliance on the Cahokian Civilisation. The ‘Epic Flying Serpent Mound’ continues construction; with the main structure beginning to be built, it is now four years from completion. Pilgrimages from the Moundville Civilisation continue to the site under construction, even increasing in size. The threat from the Moundvillian religious effigy completed this year is nullified as a result. The settlements on and near the coast of the Great Lakes in the far north of the Cahokian Civilisation continue to produce bountiful harvests, bolstered with fish and crustaceans caught from the Great Lakes. These settlements continue to grow in size. The population of Cahokia grows to around 60,000 Cahokians thanks to natural population growth, surpassing its own record as the most populous settlement in the Americas of all-time once again. Annual crop growth surrounding Cahokia continues to be stable, and always returns crops of extremely high quality in large numbers. This allows Cahokia and the rest of the Cahokian Civilisation to always have a surplus in their food stocks. The trading of this surplus to the Moundville Civilisation continues to make them further reliant on the Cahokians. The well-established trade network within the Cahokian Civilization allows the various food stocks to be transported among all of the Cahokian lands. The monthly waste removal ritual continues within Cahokia and all the settlements within the Cahokian Civilisation. The water supply canal systems within the Cahokian Civilisation continue to provide a clean and reliant supply of freshwater to all Cahokians. Medicine men continue to be prevalent within Cahokia thanks to the increasing population, and they retain their positions as important members of the elite. They remain spread throughout the Cahokian Civilisation. Their efforts increase, and they become more proficient in effective medicine, speeding up the decline in disease rates. The death rate within Cahokia itself and the rest of the Cahokian lands goes into an even faster freefall as a result. The Cahokian Civilisation as a result is continuing to see extremely fast net population growth. The number of warriors of the Cahokian Civilisation grows, and they are given even more efficient weapons, in the form of iron swords and shields. The use of iron arrowheads has made Cahokian archers unmatched in the Americas. Nearly all High Priests of the Southern Cult continue to reside in the Cahokian Civilisation. The High Priests in the Moundville Civilisation continue to be heavily influenced by their counterparts in the Cahokian Civilisation. A massive number of Moundvillians continue to make annual pilgrimages to see the religious sites within Cahokian lands. Expansion to the east of Cahokian lands continues with fervour, and now with the use of iron weaponry, is expected to reach and control a decent section of the coast within the next two years. We expand 20,000 sq km outward from the eastern protrusion as a result. The scouts in the north stay in position. Iron and copper continue to be traded from the Great Lakes’ settlements in large quantities to keep the production of weapons and ceremonial items at its current high rates. The trade posts on OTL Chesapeake Bay and OTL New York Bay continue to send back resources, and grow in size. More mound settlements are built around the trade posts, to house the families of the traders. The main groupings of these settlements are on OTL Staten Island in OTL New York Bay and the site of OTL Norfolk on OTL Chesapeake Bay. The creation and stabilization of the Etowah Civilisation under the Cahokian Civilisation continues, and is expected to be completed in three years’ time. A simple message is sent to the breakaway Moundville state, offering the chance to become a vassal peacefully.
  • Florence: Florence expands its military and economy while the infrastructure is expanded. It also continues working on vassalizing Sovana.
    • Siena: The military and economy are improved.
    • Pisa: The military and economy are improved.
    • Modena: The military and economy are improved.
  • Trier: Continues to expand military. We are grateful that the war in Venice ended without major bloodshed. We are outraged that foreign nations have now thought to capture lands of Germany, and we declare war alongside Austria to defend the empire.
  • Papal States: We declare war upon Austria and Milan, and send all our troops to support Venice. Our vassals do so as well. Massive military expansion begins along with economic expansion. Our navy blockades Milanese ports. Check talk Spartian talk page for consent.
  • The war in Venice is already over.
  • Moravia: We answer Austria’s call to arms and join the war, sending about 5000 troops and supplies. Military development continues.
    • Brandenburg: Annoyed by the UNC’s belief that they can continue to invade into German territory, we declare war and send troops and supplies to Austria to defend the territory.
    • Luxembourg: We are reluctantly called into war following the declaration from Moravia. We have no choice but to aid after witnessing the states of Germany collapsing.
    • Köln Diplomacy: We continue upgrading our military capabilities to serve the Holy Roman Empire and the German people, and to defend Catholic peoples of Europe from outside invasion. We continue to influence Heinsberg. We declare war on the UNC since they are aggressively expanding into German territory.
  • The Jochid Ulus continues its trends of settling and expansion that have characterised the nation in the last decade or so. The cities grow throughout the Volga, the Steppe and the coast. Construction of Sochi continues. The economy increases, as output of agriculture and that of hunting skins from the north. That territory in the north continues to spread, growing by 3000 sq km, especially (as always) on the northwestern edge of the nation. The population continues to boom, especially in the rebuilt cities. Islam and Christianity try to make inroads into the nation, but Pagans continue resisting. More ulus begin to settle down and define their borders, and the number of Mongol nomads in the kurultay rapidly decreases. Shadi Beg Khan dies; as nobody of age remains, the kurultay elects Manguday Manghud as the Regent until someone of Genghisid ancestry comes of age. Roads continue to be built, and the first handgonne in the horde is made in the end of the year in Sarai.
    • Great Perm: continues to build its military and economy. Kolvakvar continues construction. More Komi versions of the Qur'an spread, but Bibles also begin to be written down. Problems between Muslims and Christians continue.
    • The Principality of Adyghea: spreads by 500 sq km as more tribes are forced to swear fealty to King As'lan. The economy begins to grow as Maykop does.
  • Pskovian Traders continue to be a powerhouse, and useful things from China (gunpowder and ship designs). Pskov wishes to become the premier weapon traders in the Baltic or at least in Russia, and commission the official creation of the Pskovian National Weapons foundry, to start making hand cannons, and what is the equivalent of the Arquebus (if already invented in China we start work on designs). In any case, several "Okatanaya (katana)" blades are attempted to be made, but are of much poorer quality than the ones imported from "Nihhon" (Japan). Pskov Veche sends more traders and a diplomat to treat with the "Dragon Emperor" and attempt to get treasure ship designs, there is also talk of attempts to circumnavigate Africa (remember, we think it is much smaller than it is, Pskov won't succeed on the first try) to attempt to connect Pskov with the vast Indian Ocean trade network described by the first voyagers to the Dragon lands, who have compiled a tome called the "Dragon Voyage" describing the existence of China and HIndustan. They are also set a task to establish at least temporary diplomatic relations with both The Dragon Empire (China) and the Island-Nation of Nihhon (Japan), and try to learn the secret of making excellent Okatanaya blades. The Pskovians visiting the Ming Empire bring many gifts for the Yongle Emperor as they learned was custom amongst Indian Ocean Traders, gifts include many Pskovian fur coats, and jewelry, and furniture, some of the best in Europe. Meanwhile, internally, the Veche elects a new Posadnik to replace the old one who won each election since 1404, and the new one's name is Pyotr Gorychniy.
  • Bohemia: As a faithful elector of the Holy Roman Empire we answer the call against the United Norse Crown and declare war. We thank Austria for diplomatically ending the conflict in Venice without a major offensive, and are outraged that the United Norse Crown have attacked the Holy Roman Empire. Approximately 8,000 troops along with supplies are sent. Our vassals send troops and supplies without joining the war. Aid is sent to our ally to fight against Hungary. Military development continues in order to aid in the war effort.
  • Oyo Empire: The Christianization of Oyo continues with additional churches built to convert the populous. Many subjects convert to the new faith simply because their leaders have, and see the faith as a unifying force, as the old faith had many gods that fought with each other frequently resulting in many deaths of warriors and women. As the people see it, the idea that there is one god and little interfernce in the way of life of their people, makes him a much more appealing deity to worship than the old gods. Oyo-Ile's palace continues its construction at a reasonable pace, with the main center of the palace nearing completion. The city of Lagos has largely been completed, though the dock and the shipyard are not yet finished. The catheral of Oyo-Ile has reached 5% completion, though the building has come to serve as a source of pride to Oyo's growing Christian population. The sisan vessel Imọlẹ ti Shango sets off for another trade run to Angola this time to deal with the local Kongo population. Two of the three nlalna have been completed, and a search for good crewmen begins. The nation expands 10,000 km along the coast rather than the interior, largely due to the fact that none of the tribes have claimed the coast for themselves.
  • Kingdom of Naples: King Ladislaus I continues the reforms. Continues the construction and improvement of shipyards, and production of new boats to combat the pirates of the Mediterranean. Territorial defense continues being built based on border forts. The king continues sending ships to patrol the trade routes of the Byzantine Empire and also protect from pirates. The King is upset about the situation in Rome - and the Catholic faith in general; and the struggle between the Pope and the Anti-pope. The new Naval Academy in Taranto continues the technological research with Venice. The King of Naples following the ideas of his personal advisers, continues to give new impetus to the culture within the kingdom and its vassal states, in art, science, etc. King Ladislaus I, King hopes to have the meeting pacted with the Emperor of the HRE, after this unexpected war with Venice.
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. Andrea Orsi, a nobleman from a wealthy family, still promotes aid to the Knights of St John, who in the middle of these events continue with their work of helping the pilgrims and fighting the infidels. Andrea Orsi asks King Ladislaus I, to provide support to this religious order, and he also uses his own money to prove his faith.
    • Mantua: Improves the economy and the military. Pietro Panucci and his son, Giacomo, continue with the idea of ​​a machine that makes work easier to copyists of manuscripts (future printing).
    • Genoa: Improves the economy and the military. The Duchy of Genoa continues trading from the Black Sea to the Straits of Gibraltar, using new models of ships with cargo holds of more spacious and allow greater profit. With the help of Neapolitan military fleet, try to force richest commercial rights in Tunisian ports. In the rival city of Monaco, we ask Savoy to stop disturbing our agents or we will be forced to take military action.
    • Corsica: Improves the economy and the military. The exploitation of salt mines and silver continues. In the same way, the vine crops increase in extension and quality, and the manufacture of wine each year improves in quality and quantity, being recognized as the best European wine.
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. The Prince of Zeta continues using the military presence of Zeta and Naples in Dukgjini. That way, the domestic situation will stabilize, and the process of vassalage will continue.
  • The Mamluk Sultanate continues to return to normalcy as Nasir-as-Din Faraj works to continue exertion of influence over currently recognized vassal states. One such program is the education of local nobles and merchants in the Khaldun University of Alexandria in order to teach them the Egyptian culture and the "proper" Arabic dialect. The city of Cairo experiences a population boom, as the average couple has about six children. Similar phenomena are reported in Alexandria, Damascus, and Aleppo. The young prince, al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem continues to be educated at Alexandria, and is reported to be making great progress. The navy of the Mediterranean continues to grow, both too protect trade and to protect the security in case of a war or other catostrophic event. Mogasdishu is officially welcomed as a puppet, and expands 10,000 sq km. into al-Sumal, which is OTL Somalia. Work begins on improving Mogadishu and making the city the "Cairo of the Sumalian Coast." After bin Sana's trip to Zanzibar and Mombasa, it is decided that Mombasa would be the more practical puppet state, so a delegation is sent to the city with instructions to puppetize and influence the state. Business influences from Damascus and Alexandria continue to influence Cypriot politics to be more favorable to Mamlukean business practices. The Khaldun University improves the technologies related to cannons, and the old ideas of Furusiyya (A code of Chivalry or Bushido) resurface with the emergence of an elite group of Mamluks who merge new gunpowder technologies with the old cavalry styles. The economy grows as trade picks up, with major outports being located primarily in Italy, where the diplomats begin to take an interest.
    • Makuria and Alodia relax after tensions of war prove to be unfounded. The flow of displaced Moroccans slows down, so only 5000 sq km of expansion is recorded apiece. The standard of living improves as technologies spread from the Sultanate proper.
    • Ifat expands 10,000 sq km to the south, along the coast, as the nation's military capacity increases, focusing on the navy. Socotra also grows it military, but focuses on a large navy to protect the mouth of the Red Sea from pirates and enemies. The Moroccan culture continues to thrive.
    • Ramazan and Karaman continue to work toward consolidation, as progress is made toward integrating the two Turkish states. Adana, which is still planned to be the capital of both states, is improved as a port city, with hopes to rival Alexandria or Damascus someday, although many dismiss these hopes.
    • Medina continues to be considered for annexation and integration. The state expands 10,000 sq km into the Najd. The issue only escalates as the Emir, who is related to the Emir of the Negev, falls very ill. The Emir of the Negev, seen to be a sort of puppet ruler of Medina, claims to be the rightful heir. Emergency plans are made should the Emir die to prevent Medina from falling back into an unorganized state. (I will give up on claiming Mecca as a vassal if I am allowed Medina. See it as all turns dedicated to Mecca being about vassalizing and stabilizing Medina. Also, I will continue to have control over the city of Mecca and a thin strip of land connecting Medina and the city, which will be ruled by the Caliph. This is the equivalent of this year's expansion southward.)
  • The Kingdom of Mesopotamia, ruled by al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem, but really ruled by his father and regent, Nasir-al-Din Faraj, expands 10,000 sq km toward Syria. A new project is dedicated to the vassalization of Mosul. The Kingdom expands it military and also continues to vassalize Baghdad.

1413

The increased centralisation of the Jurchen state south of Lake Baikal continues as a single clan takes absolute control over the government of the nation. This clan, the Aisin Gioro, declares the existence of the Jurchen Khanate.

The Quimbaya chiefdoms ally with the Nutibaes and Aburráes of OTL Medellín. They quickly spread south back into Quimbaya heartlands.

Hanthawaddy-Pegu continues its expansion as the Kingdom of Lanna is defeated and make a Hanthawaddian vassal.

Baghdad, surrounded in all sides by the Jalayirid Empire, is annexed by them in a small invasion.

Following behind the Cahokians, the Iroquois develop their iron armour. Production of arms and armour speeds up.

The Inca now have bronze shields, and begin to rapidly expand outward with their new weaponry (+5 military and 2000 sq km additional expansion for 15 years)

In Rome, after a last incomprehensible act on the form of declaring war against Austria, John XXIII dies of old age. Thankfully for the Papal States, the Austro-Venetian war ends soon after, making the whole point moot. A relatively younger Pope is elected in the conclave, having the task of recovering Rome’s credibility among Christendom, this being the Neapolitan Baldassare Cossa, who takes the name of Alexander V.

MY ASS! I declared war upon Austria! To help Venice! GOD!

Ooh, so you think that they would face off against you alone and not call up the rest of their allies like they did with the Kalmar Union?

This part of the mod event is ridiculous, you know, and stinks of personal attack. Let us not forget the times when the emperor of the HRE would invade the Papal States to conquer them.

Who changed this event? Originally it said "After a period of inactivity". - Mscoree

Me. I saw the last post of the Papal States player and changed the event accordingly.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 17:34, February 14, 2014 (UTC)
Good, a Neapolitan Pope! Quashi (talk) 18:18, February 14, 2014 (UTC)

After a battle at Padua and some brief skirmishes along the Austrian border between Imperial and Venetian soldiers, the war officially ends, with both sides agreeing to a truce. The war is an Imperial tactical victory since Padua remains independent, although borders remain the same as before the war.

The treaty was not agreed to. I offered you a peace which you agreed to.

Kun, you are not a mod, so you can't cross out events. You might contest them, but cross them out is beyond your powers. I'll keep the striking out in this case just because you have a point. Anyway, I had to unmake the crossing out of the other event.
I can because it isn't a mod event. It is simply an event that happened and you decided to add it here. Don't try to pull rank on an event that isn't a true mod event.
This event isn't mine.
Then why are you commenting? Surely you saw what happened last turn? and should know this is simply an announcement of the last turn.
No, I didn't see it. I was sleeping when you guys decided to end this war, and for all I knew, the mod event could've been posted first than the crossouts of last turn.
I will make it say a truce is signed for now. - Mscoree
Who signed the truce? Did you hear any nations mentioning a truce?
Yeah, I agreed to your diplomacy saying the war was over - or so I thought.
Exactly. There was nothing else.

Although the short conflict and political crisis in Venice results in no borders changing, it appeases the nobles of the Holy Roman Empire and their fear of the empire collapsing due to foreign invasion for now. Albert II also gains trust among some members of the empire for his handling of the situation. It seems that for the duration of his reign, Albert II will strive to try to prevent foreign invasion and interal collapse.

This is very interesting ... never developed OTL but now gives a casus belli for almost any HRE war ...

I have nothing to do with this event. Mscoree made it and the one above it.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 13:04, February 14, 2014 (UTC)
Well, the event is a load of bull. A lot of states would benefit if many of the other states would be destroyed. He should not be writing stuff like this which gives him a metagaming advantage.
Gee, I wonder why Mscoree, the famously peace-loving player of Austria (*Sarcasm*) would want to create a ready-made excuse to dive into war willy-nilly? It boggles the mind!
This isn't an excuse to dive into war. This is just an explanation of past events based on previous moderator events.
This war in Luneburg looks to be getting rid of that.

The nation of Luneburg is invaded by the United Norse Crown, causing a backlash among several German nations. Many view the action as aggressive expansion into German territory, and many nations have declared war. Using the opportunity to free the Baltic Sea from the grasp of the UNC’s merchants, many nations of Russia have also declared war, creating a separate front to the north.

This should be "annexed"- I won in a single turn.

The war is clearly not over.

  • Novgorod: We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords, and composite bows, increasing our military capabilities in case of war. The nation’s training and advancement of military continues. One of our crossbow designers suggest that we redesign the crossbow so it become more accurate at long distances. We expand north (by 9 pixels) into undiscovered land. The recent classes of Koch ships are being manufactured in Novgorod. The wooden kremlin (Patrik’s Kremlin) in St Patriksburg is complete, but small additions are still conducted which will finish until 1414. The town of St Patriksburg’s population grows a bit more that last year. As the construction of the town improves, the kremlin finishes, trade becoming more in demand, the town gains slightly. We are still talking about the possible unification of the Rus’ with Muscovy. The Russian language is being taught in over 29% of schools in Novgorod. Looking to increase that number to 35% next year. As more schools introducing the language we see it as an easy task. We finish building the road with Tver. With many nations declaring war on the United Norse Crown, we join the HRE’s side against the aggressive faction that has robbed us of their profits since the beginning of their “Crown’s Merchants”, we ask our brothers of the Rus’ to join the war and to allow western goods to freely flow through our lands.
  • Pskov officially declares war on the UNC sending its semi-professional army to war. In what is quickly dubbed the winter campeign, the newly-built and purchased navy easily sneaks past many checks as disguised as Merchant Vessels (highly believable coming from one of the most mercantile republics in Russia). When nearing the Øresund, the Pskovians kept much of their ships away from sight in the night, and after refusing to pay taxes and slaying the inspectors, 500 Russian soldiers rushed out of the ship and sacked Placeholder City? (Some important city in the Øresund) and the rest of the army sweeps in and quickly fortifies it to make it one of Pskov's Bases of Operations this one led by Polu-voevoda (semi-Commnader in chief) Arseni Demidovich Sikorsky. Another contingent lands and besieges the Finnish city or whatever Helsinki is called these days after besieging Vyborg under the command of the Prince HImself, to plans on leaving Polu-Voevoda Grigory Vladimirovich Soroedov.
  • Will take a lot longer to take Copenhagen, but for now I have it so you still begin the attack.
  • The reason I put the "?" next to Copenhagen is because 1. I don't know how big or important it is yet and 2. I don't know any other cities which is why I followed it by saying (or some important city in the Øresund) ...The point of my post is I captured city X and made it my Forward Base of Operations in the area, Copenhagen was just a placeholder ... but fine, I'll just change it to "Placeholder City"
  • Hamburg: With no response to Henry II's demands for Nordic forces to withdraw from his brothers' land, Hamburg declares war. Crown Merchant ships in the Port of Hamburg are ordered seized, though in the angry mob that ensues, several are torched. Hoping to further inspire the citizens, Henry II makes an impassioned speech to a crowd in the city: "These people from the north think that they have a right to all of the north of the Empire, they made it clear ten years ago, and they've made it clear now. First it was Holstein, then it was Bremen, now its Brunswick-Lüneburg. In this fight, Hamburg is the front, WE are the front. This encroachment will end now! This fight is not just our own, for Austria, Bohemia, and others have committed. Do not worry, Germanic people held off the Romans from the south, we will hold off the Norse from the north! As one of you, a man with a family, people he cares deeply about, I ask you to join and fight them off. These are not the Viking raiders of legend, with Hamburgers at the head, I imagine us standing at the gates of Copenhagen, as they scurry across the Øresund with their tails between their legs like beaten dogs."
  • That was honestly an epic speech. For the emperor!
  • Mortally wounded am I, treachery yours by.
  • Mecklenburg: We train our soldiers on using the crossbows, using previous crossbows donated from Novgorod. We are looking to take the crossbows using them for long distance training, as well as researching it to be more accurate and more precise when shot. We increase our military power and start training a select few troops in being assassins. Seeing that the UNC is a barbaric race destined to wage war all across Germany, we rebel from our overlords and declare war.
    • This is BS. Mecklenburg was vassalized by the UNC over three years ago. MODS!!!
    • They are fighting for independence. Razor (talk)
    • Mecklenburg, since they have a player, has decided to declare independence. Their success will depend on the outcome of this war.
    • Umm, No. That doesn't occur just randomly. However, I'm sorry - I thought this was Bremen. I have no control over Mecklenburg, so you can have fun for the next two turns, whoever you are.
  • Mainz: We join Austria in their war against the United Norse Crown and to defend the Holy Roman Empire against its enemies. Our military continues to develop and grow. About 10,000 people are currently in the military. About 3000 and supplies have been sent to fight with the Emperor’s troops and to defend the realm. As an electorate, we request the aid of other states to defend the Empire. (The Squirrel asked me to post this for him. Razor (talk)).
      • I consent to RazorFangZ14 posting this for me.
  • Vijaynagar: Continues the final year of vassalization on Venad. The Empire expands into Jaffna (200 sq miles) and begins to fortify its trading post on Jaffna. The military expands in preparation for war. The construction on the Virupaksha Temple ends and a big party was held to commemorate the expansion of the temple. The military and economy continues to expand. The border with Bahmani Sultanate continues to fortify. Influence on Kozhikode.
    • You need at least five years of influence. Youve only been playing three turns as this nation.
    • I was told by Monster Pumpkin that I was allowed three years to vassalize.
  • Principality of Tver: Tver declares war on UNC. Small units of Tverian cavalry rush across the border into the UNC territories while independent groups of skirmishers seep deep into UNC territories terrorising the local landscape. Meanwhile, the main Tverian army manages to capture the town of Ulvila. The city of Turku was taken also by the Tverian Army. Meanwhile, the roads are finally completed and Tver sees a mass influx of trade. Tverian mining communities continue to turn a profit. There seems to be the need for a police force for the infrastructure of Russia. Solutions are being discussed.
  • Bayern-Landshut: Bavaria-Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI continually influences the lords of Bayern-Ingolstadt. In other news, the population continues to rise. Heinrich and his council continue to allow the training of new troops. In 1413, Heinrich and his council formally pass the responsibility of Queen Isabell University to the vassal government of Munchen. In international news, Heinrich decides to proclaim neutrality in the current war against the UNC. Afterward, Heinrich petitions the Castilians for an alliance. A gift of gold is sent to the Venetians.
    • Bayern-Munchen: Work continues on Queen Isabell University, with the curricula of mathematics and theology added to the various language courses already offered. Duchess Isabell, herself, begins holding summer court in Munchen. Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training.
    • Bayern-Straubing: Heinrich XVI grants his young son Charles to be Count of Straubing. Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training.
  • In Savoy, the economy continues growing, and the kingdom prospers. The army hires more mercenaries. The Count tries to improve his position in the north Italian region, and hope the vasalization of d'Asti and Montferrat will be fast. Piombino continues to improve his navy. The Duchy of Dodecanese improves his economy. Our leader sees that Naples is ignoring our words, and to prevent that, uses his position in the Aegean Sea and send a message to Cyprus: become our vassal or we will declare war.
  • Hesse: Landgrave Hermann II dies at last on the border of Brandenburg of severe illness. Prince Ludwig is crowned Landgrave of Hesse. The first action as Landgrave he makes is the decision to declare war on the UNC to defend Germany. The plans of the invasion of Brandenburg with the Saxons are scrapped as the Hessian Reserve Regiment marches back to Hesse and meets up with the rest of the Hessian Army. The army then marches on to Luneburg.
  • France: The military and navy are built up. More to be added. Vassalage of Bourbon and Berry continues. We expect the English offer of peace and colony in the Canary Islands to continue growing. Economy is built up.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. More to be added. Vassalage of Lorraine continues.
    • Flanders: Military and navy are built up, economy expands.
    • Blois: Military and economy expands.
    • Dunois: Military and economy expands.
    • Angouleme: Military and economy expands.
    • Parthenay: Military and economy expands.
    • Perigord: Military and economy expands.
    • Saluzzo: Military and economy expands.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire demobilizes its forces now that the war in Italy is over. Trade continues, and as the minting of Roman gold coins resumes, the Empire's credit continues to improve. After many years of trading along with political and cultural similarities, Stephen of Theodoro, the Emperor's own son-in-law, agrees to terms of vassalization to the Empire. Roman troops are sent to the capital Doros to further train the kingdom's troops. To further protect the Empire, another 5000 troops are gradually recruited, bringing the total army up to 15,000. The navy is also commissioned to expand by a further twenty ships this year, bringing the total number of galleys up to a solid hundred. This is to better facilitate aid and protection for the separated provinces of the Empire and its vassals. These new military forces are now able to be supported because of the expanded trade in Theodoro, creating a Roman triangle of trade in the Black Sea. To protect trade in other sections of the Empire, the defenses of Famagusta are renovated and several cannons are added to the walls. The Empire also begins to add trade networks with Levant and Damascus. Construction efforts in Constantinople continue to add more houses and basic public buildings The once-famous library and royal palace are basically renovated, but both will need more funds and time to restore them to their former greatness. The Romans ask that Savoy leave Cyprus alone, as Cyprus is crucial for the Empire's trade in that region of the Mediterranean.
    • Trebizond: The increased wealth from the new triangle of trade with Theodoro and the Empire. Trebizond sends some troops to Theodoro to help train its troops and protect it from foreign invaders. Trade links expand with Armenia and Georgia, and general relations with between these nations and Trebizond increase. The Empire expands its navy somewhat to ensure the continued protection of Black Sea trade routes from pirates.
  • Provence: Is given a new impetus to the economy and especially trade, taking advantage of the port of Marseille. Similarly, more mercenaries to protect the royal's territories are recruited. The Count of Provence moves his influence and continue the vassalization of Alencon, Narbonne and Vendome. The Count continue the influence on Britanny, and is happy for the new military alliance. A military alliance is sent to Aragon and Swiss Confederacy again.
  • Anjou: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
  • Avignon: Pope Pius II excomunicates the new Pope in Rome.
  • Prussia: The Prussians continue their efforts to vassalize Courland and Osel-Wiek. The Prussians continue efforts to annex their vassal of Riga. The Prussians continue developing their economy to recover from the Polish War. The Prussians continue to rebuild their military from the Polish War. The Prussians continue construction on the grand capital city of Marienburg. The Prussians continue work on the next stage of the Prussian Parliament. The main port at Danzig continues to grow, as the money flowing in from the Crown Merchants makes the city a very profitable trade node. The nation mourns as Konrad passes away from complications from a long-standing struggle with gallstones. His appointed heir is crowned as Emperor Karl I of Prussia. There is a steadily growing level of distrust of Holy Rome in Prussia, as the previous Pope's actions had shaken the faith of the previously faithful Prussian Empire. There is an increasing community of people who wonder if maybe it would be better for Prussia to follow Avignon rather than Rome.
  • Masovia: The Kingdom of Masovia also continues recovering their economy, and continues building a new national army. The Masovians continue construction of their capital at Czersk.
  • Riga: The Archbishopric of Riga begins building their economy, and continues building of the new national army.
  • County of Oldenburg: The entire nation is in uproar at the UNC's unprovoked invasion of Brunswick-Luneberg. Count Christian declares his nation's support for the Empire, and sends a regiment of soldiers to assist (military aid). The Count's army is expanded a bit and armed better. In other news, the OHG's first trade expedition returns home from Italy laden with stuff that Italy has and Oldenburg doesn't like glass and nice fabrics and wine and olive oil. The OHG manages to turn a profit, which is immediately re-invested in next year's planned expedition; again to the Mediteranean. The Count and Council declare their support for the new Roman Pope, who it is hoped will be able to fix the current ruptures within the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. Young Crown Prince Dietrich turns 15, and the search for suitable brides begins. All offers from Roman Catholics will be considered.
  • Portugal continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program on the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, Margaret of Navarr gives birth to a boy, who is named Pedro. Meanwhile, Portuguese traders continue visiting the Castilian settlements in the Canaries.On one of those visits, the ships are blown off course and land in an island. The merchants name the island Porto Santo, due to their gratitude and divine deliverance from a possible shipwreck by the protected anchorage.
  • The Kingdom of England: Ties with Scotland and the Irish states continue to grow. England begins seeing an influx of wealth due to investments in the Bank of Holland and the Roscal Bank of Venice. The Kingdom of England begins to formally the process of unifying the isles. The first official act of the peace is the signing of the Articles of Union, bringing England and Ireland together. The offer to join the Articles is presented to Scotland to finally begin the long process of forming the United Kingdoms of Greater Albion. Those that support the House of York begin to gain more favour as the king continues to lose his mind. The government begins the process of rebuilding infrastructure in the region. The cities of London and York begins to see upgrades to security and infrastructure.The Archbishop of Canterbury approaches the French in Avignon, discussing his, and the English displeasure at the erratic behaviour of the Holy See in Rome and begins to propose the English and French repair relations and separate from the corrupt and decadent Rome. Archbishop Keen is certain that others would follow in the steps of England and France, whom are following the true words of God, and not of a deranged infidel lover in Rome. English military and navy are expanded with many new war cogs being added to the English Fleets. England thanks Castile and Desmond for their support. Archbishop Keen begins to build a platform for the separation and formation of a new "True Church". Scotland is approached with the opportunity to sign the Articles of Union, and officially form the Kingdoms of Greater Albion. The Venetian offer is accepted and gives permission for Venetian designers to build the Roscol House. English shipping grows as the merchant navy is finally free of pirates and other issues. The Crown orders the formation of the Crown Trading Company and asks to trade with Castile and Venice.
  • Castilian Dip: We agree to the trade.
    • Andr3w asked somebody to post for him in the mod page, and I volunteered to the job. Since he mentioned nothing about answering anything, please repost your offers when Andr3w posts again, since I am not able to answer any one of them.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 07:37, February 14, 2014 (UTC)
    • Ulsterian Diplomacy: Ulster requests addition to the Union.
    • Papal States Dip: We would like to revive the alliance we had with you and Desmond with the death of Pope John.
  • Papal States: We annex our vassals with their consent. Fishing begins to become a boom of Papal economy, and mines are expanded or constructed across the States. Pope Alesander begins attempting to build an alliance with the UNC, and offers them trade. Naples is offered an alliance and King Lapudlus is given the Pope's blessing. Due to the Mamluks holding the Holy Lands, the new Pope calls for a crusade to ensure that Christians have dominance in the Holy Lands. Troops are built up for the Crusade, and the navy is expanded. Aragon is offered an alliance. The Pope names Benito Francis head of the new Crusade.
    • Isn't it a bit too late for crusades? I mean, the Christians haven't had "dominance in the Holylands" for quite a while now; it's been over a century since the fall of Jerusalem. And besides that, shouldn't the Roman Pope be focusing on reuniting the swiftly fragmenting Catholic Church?Callumthered (talk) 11:14, February 14, 2014 (UTC)
    • EXACTLY! IF ENOUGH CATHOLIC (whoops caps) join, it might insure unity. Spartian300 (talk) 14:30, February 14, 2014 (UTC)
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: As the Venetian crisis ends the outbreak of war in northern Europe proves too much for the government and Engrlburt is forced to declare neutrality. Instead, he focuses on trying to ease tensions in Europe and continues to promote economic growth. Levying laws are improved and adjusted to better accommodate the situation in the lowlands. The standing army is expanded to 9000 troops. More cannons and hand cannons are made while arquebus designs continue to move forward. Production and trade continue to grow. Influencing over Guelders continues and with the alliance acceptance the small duchy begins to fall in line with The Estates politics;. A hypothetical marriage is proposed once both states have adequate candidates. Trade with North Africa grows. Dutch traders aggressively push for the best products they can with other merchants who don't belong to England, Castile, Venice, Prussia, or the Romans. Naval expansion continues.
  • Swiss Confederacy: We continue to influence cantons to the east and north of us. We begin to build defenses around the Three Leagues. Several cantons propose joining Austria in the war because we are both HRE states and share culture, while others support Venice due to our strong trade and economic ties. For now we remain decisively neutral. But some cantons begin to send supplies and mercenaries to either side. We begin to trade stone cut from the Alps for metals from outside our nation.
  • The Nation of the Oirats: We begin to build our next city in OTL Northern Sinkiang, named Haska. Cement increases in production. Iron begins to be produced in tons and a flammable rock is discovred (coal). More beer is fermented and it becomes a popular drink for the nomads. More wheat is harvested and the alliance slowly becomes more agricultural. As we increase in population, we slowly target our expansion northward. We expand 10 px to the North. We slowly directs the battlefield to a relatively empty piece of steppe. We send our cavalry to raid Mongol camps, burning yurts or raiding cattle. Then, the cavalry runs into the designated steppe. After a few days, the Mongol Khanate starts to attack the cavalry. Our cavalry camps then retreats and burns the steppe - a method of attempting to starve the Yuan horses.
  • Oirat D to China: We ask for the recipe of gunpowder to help us fight the Yuan Khanate.
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): Two ships return from the exploration of Vietnam and the Philippines. They tell the Shogun that seven ships are building a port city in Vietnam and seven ships are building a port city in the Philippines. Two men give a map of the two different area to the Shogun. We send more supplies to our port city in Taiwan to help finish the rebuilding process. With our improved relations with the Hosokawa clan we now share trade routes and trade items between the clans. Instead of using wood and stones to build our infrastructures, we now use bricks to build our buildings.
    • There are no cities in Taiwan controlled by you. Building in Vietnam constitutes war with China, Vietnam and Korea.
    • I have a port city in Taiwan. Read my posts. China does not own Vietnam. It is not colored on the map. Why can't I go exploring without any problems from the mods.
    • Your incursions into Vietnam will still mean war with them, as unlike the natives in Luzón, they have a quite organized state. I think that Vietnam has an alliance with China or something like that.
    • One, For now I just want a coastal settelment like a port city and some small towns. Two, China has no alliance with Vietnam. Three, I guess next turn when I go deeper into Vietnam I will fight the Luzon for the land or become allies with them.
  • Wallachia: The Prince encourages mining of iron, and several more mines open, a small foundry for refining the iron ore is begun in Sulina. The Boyars are kept on alert so they may raise their forces in the event of an attack.
    • Moldavia: The army trains for two weeks, and the navy practices its gunnery. Construction on the Venetian School of Naval Technology continues.
  • Ming China continues to influence Tainan to become its vassal with the promise of Taiwan if they agree. The king of Tainan is unsure of the offer and asks for more time to consider it. The Oirats are given the recipe for gunpowder. Meanwhile, the treasure fleet sails through the Swahili sity-states, Discovering Aifeirika is larger than imagined, they are forced to turn to China with information and to obtain more supplies. The Yongle Emperor commissions a map of the known world with the maps acquired from Egypt to be added. The expanse to the south and to the east seem to call to him.However, he does not wish for his treasure fleet to fall off the edge of the world. Korea, Qara Del and the Haixi Jurchens work on their economies while Ming China builds more treasure fleets.
  • Sicily continues naval improvement while the defenses in Palemro and Malta are improved.
  • Zapotec: Emperor Tlaco expands Danibaan's influence in the surrounding city-states by way of the Zapotec Alliance. Roadways connecting cities in the alliance help merchants and soldiers move more freely between them. In the coastal regions under Danibaan's influence, more boats are created. Tlaco orders more to be manufactured to bring in goods from the sea. Daibaan continues expanding into the surrounding city-states north along the gulf coast.
  • Japan (Hosokawa Clan): Since the Hosokawa Taichi was named Kampaka he uses his newfound position to his own advantage. Better roads are built, with guards posted on important areas to decrease danger and the Kampaka funds the crafting of flammable arrowheads. Due to the recent health problems of Taichi, there have been minor problems in the Kono region which are to be taken care of. By making peace with the Ashikaga the Clan builds more tradeships and the Kampaka decides to create a map of Japan. The map starts with the southern daimyos.
  • Ulster: The Ulsterian Port is finished, and trade picks up. The Ulster merchants begin to branch out into various types of trade. Cogs and Hulks begin to be created en masse. We support the Archbishop of Canterbury in separating from Rome and the Holy See. We expand to the Sea on the other side of the Island. (I have been expanding for ages, I must have reached it by now ...) We request inclusion to the United Kingdoms of Greater Albion.
  • Kingdom of Naples: King Ladislaus I continues the reforms. Continues the construction and improvement of shipyards, and production of new boats to combat the pirates of the Mediterranean. Territorial defense continues being built based on border forts. The king continues sending ships to patrol the trade routes of the Byzantine Empire and also protect them from pirates. The King is upset about the situation in Rome - and the Catholic faith in general; and the struggle between the Pope and the Anti-pope. The new Naval Academy in Taranto continues the technological research with Venice. The King of Naples following the ideas of his personal advisers, continues to give new impetus to the culture within the kingdom and its vassal states, in art, science, etc. King Ladislaus sent a message to the King of Cyprus. With the imminent war with Savoy, Naples shall ensure the independence of the Cypriot kingdom, which is under fierce threats of the kingdom of Savoy. We offer that place themselves under our protection as a vassal state, and as a reward for this will receive the land that Savoy has in the Aegean Sea, in addition to technological and economic aid. (Hopefully, a Mod says yes.)
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. Andrea Orsi, a nobleman from a wealthy family, still promotes aid to the Knights of St John, who in the middle of these events continue with their work of helping the pilgrims and fighting the infidels. Andrea Orsi ask to King Ladislaus I, to provide support to this religious order, and he also use his own money to prove his faith.
    • Mantua: Improves the economy and the military. Pietro Panucci and his son, Giacomo, continue with the idea of ​​a machine that makes work easier to copyists of manuscripts (future printing).
    • Genoa: Improves the economy and the military. The Duchy of Genoa continues trading from the Black Sea to the Straits of Gibraltar, using new models of ships with cargo holds of more spacious and allow greater profit. With the help of Neapolitan military fleet, try to force richest commercial rights in Tunisian ports. In the rival city of Monaco, we ask Savoy to stop disturbing our agents or we will be forced to take military action.
    • Corsica: Improves the economy and the military. The exploitation of salt mines and silver continues. In the same way, the vine crops increase in extension and quality, and the manufacture of wine each year improves in quality and quantity, being recognized as the best European wine.
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. The Prince of Zeta continues using the military presence of Zeta and Naples in Dukgjini. That way, the domestic situation will stabilize, and the process of vassalage will continue.
  • Florence: The military is expanded as well as the economy this year. Renovations continue improving the infrastructure of Florence. More economic deals with Naples, Venice, Castille, England, and Austria are offered. The vassalization of Sovana continues, expected to be finalized in 1414. With Padua's sovereignty secured, Florence continues vassalizing it.
    • Siena: The military and economy are improved.
    • Pisa: The military and economy are improved.
    • Modena: The military and economy are improved.
  • Grand Empire of the Timurid Dynasty: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues in the wartorn regions. Draka turns 13. The military is built up. Gunpowder weapons begin to be used throughout the military, with cannons in every army, and every naval vessel has cannons. Testing in handheld gunpowder weapons continues.
    • Sultanate of Delhi: Building of public works continues, while the military is built up and the economy is worked on. We merge with Multan to form the Mughal Sultanate, which continues to stay in Dynastic Union with the Timurids.
    • Sultanate of Multan: The Multan sultan dies, and the only royal heir is a women, it is decided she will marry the Sultan of Delihi, and the two nations will merge. Multan agrees to merge with Delhi, in order to form the Mughal Sultanate. The new nation will have a legislature made up of nobles from both Delhi and Multan.
    • Emirate of Jangledesh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Kangra: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Ladakh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Sultanate of Kashmir: The Sultan continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Sind: Sind continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Kingdom of North Iraq: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues.
  • Iroquois Confederation: The Iroquois Confederacy, hearing of the great city of Cahokia, has a Great Council meeting, and it is decided that a single location will become the new centralized home of the Confederacy, and they pick the site of the final battle of the Civil War, OTL Buffalo, NY, to host this location. It would not be a massive city like Chaokia, but a permanent trading, military, diplomatic and government outpost on the shores of Lake Erie. Small numbers of people would live in this new town all year, but the chiefs and elders of the other Iroquois Tribes would come once a year to negotiate and legislate. It is estimated to take five years before the town (no name yet) will be finished. As the Confederacy stabilizes, the first scouts to the Algonquin tribes to the East begin, as well as the erection of outposts along the southern shore of Lake Ontario, the St Lawrence River near OTL Montreal, Quebec, and as far south as OTL Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  • Bengal Sultanate: The decrease in taxes on the landed elite do their job in most areas of the Sultanate, decreasing the tax load on the peasantry and earning him their support. The tax cuts on the merchant class allow for more trade to be conducted, and a recent lax on some of the quota laws allows for more goods to be shipped from Bengal, greatly increasing trade income. The influence on Orissa and Arakan continue due to the alliance signed by both powers, and the previous agreement by them that made us their only trade partner. This allows us to continue the process of vassalizing Arakan. The Sultanate begins to increase trade influence on Garjat, asking them for military access to their (Needs mod response). The money gained from the trade continues to arm the various levies of the Sultanate, the landed elite, Orissa, and Arakan. Some of the money gained from trade is also put toward the construction of a few Islamic temples in various large cities in the Sultanate. The war is a success against Jaunpur and its allies, allowing us to take 9.9% of their lands, which also includes their capital city of Jounpoor because it lies within the available area that we annex. The land acquired is divied out to landed elites, based on who provided more for the war effort, incitiving other landed elites to provide more levies in future wars. The landed elite waste no time beginning to set up farms in the area, mainly to provide them with more cotton and sugarcane to trade, but also setting up actual food farms to feed their new subjects. Arakan becomes a vassal after years of influence. (Eip told me to post this for him. )
  • Desmond/Munster: The manor system of land ownership continues to be adopted throughout the nation, but with strict limits on grazing animals on the common grounds, to prevent depletion of the soil. Some manors rotate the commons with the fields to have the animal dung fertilize the fields, but not overfertilize them by keeping the common grazing lands in the same spot for years. As such, crops begin to grow faster and stronger. Trade continues expansion, with many people with enough money for a cogtaking up trade either as an independent trader, or working with the Eire Crown Merchant Company. Ships for the company are at a discount, but you have to give more goods up to the Crown. As such, it's more popular amongst poorer traders who look to establish themselves with the Company before moving on to become an independent trader. Cork, in particular as headquarters of the Company experiences more of the Company traders, with prices and tariffs favoring the Company. Ballydrogheda, the joint-port with Venice and Hamburg experiences a boom of independent traders, mostly those bound for Venice and her vassals or Hamburg. We are worried about the UNC's monopoly in the Baltic and hope it does not spread west. Relations with them, however, remain decent. Creation of modern plate and mail armor continues, and longswords and crossbows are also created in smithies across the nation. Whiskey and Ulsterian beer continues to be consumed in inns and taverns across the nation, and drinking songs rise in popularity, with many spreading to the general populace. The navy expands, with war cogs being built, and junks. Ties grow with England and Scotland, as we are part of the Union of Greater Albion. Relations continue to sour with Thomond, and the levies are trained for war and smithies are creating armor and weapons at full speed. We continue to support England in their efforts of reforming the Papacy, and ask to open negotiations with Avignon.
  • Castile: With the developing situation in Italy King Henry begins to gear up for war with his forces being geared up. The Nobility as well as the Royal army are called up with a large force of nearly 20,000 being called up. The Castilian economy begins to shift toward developing and building weaponry and warships with large cannon-bearing ships being shifted toward the Mediterranean. The Castilian economy while being war oriented begins a larger process of pulling in more money through trade. The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to conver populations. The infrastructure of Castile is also expanded more. Castile, in order to facilitate more conversions to Christianity, imposes higher taxes on non-Christians in the areas it controls personally or by proxy through its vassals. Castile expands its Canaries colony by 1000 sq km - specifically expanding to the island below the French ones (this was agreed between me and Sine). Castilian nobility unable to prevent large amounts of exodus from their fuedal estates begin to hire the men for their valued labor skills rather than keep them tied to the land. This is done to keep them around. While highly frowned upon, most of the nobles have to do this in order to produce food enough for the populace - as well as keep many things up and running and meet quotas. This allows for the beginning developments of merchants, artisans and others to begin actually making more money from their efforts. The Castilian traders officially cut off trade of firearms to Oyo due to the low amount in Castile in general and their need for the military which is outfitting them on ships and castles. Prince John of Castile continuing with his education makes some of his first public appearances. The Prince is received relatively well by the people and is seen as extremely intelligent and competent. Castiles fleet is recalled and the ships are put to better use fully securing many of Castiles trade routes.
    • Granada: Granada, gaining territory from Castile and Venetia's conflict with Morocco and its allies, begins to settle the area it took more thoroughly but is noticing settlements of Christians popping up rather than settlements of Muslims. The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir discovers that his youngest son is Christian and decides to keep it a secret for the time being. He does, however, not get mad at his son but cautiously accepts him and begins to talk with his son about religion in his free time with his son. The country also begins to see some issues with its settlement in Morocco with many of them being Christian Castilians or converts. This begins to show a demand for the Granadan area to be ceded. This, however, is not a relatively large issue as the Granadans seeing increased wealth of the country and more tolerance throughout their country in general would much rather be rid of a large amount of Christians.
    • ​Chiribaya: We continue to train soldiers.
    • Bayern Dip: Heinrich XVI of Bavaria petitions King Enrique for an alliance between our two nations.
  • Mangut Nivkhgu: The nascent Empire sped up its expansion in the year ater the arrival of builders of Empire, expanding another 5000 sq km up the Amur River. Master Ifalsp'eḑ, having endured great suffereing with his mentor Master Wu, is sent as the Nivkh Emissary to the Aisin Gioro clan, hoping to forge a peaceful relationship with the Jurchen Khanate. He takes with him ten nivkh monks in hopes of founding a monastery to enlighten the Jurchens. (Mods Respond). The Tiger's Hand Pastry had still not been invented by this time, and honestly I wish that people would stop sending so much hate mail. The fact that this debate has now become a major issue in the parliamentary election is the hieght of ridiculousness, and that that Nationalist Party sees fit to make the origins of a simple pastry into a campaign issue is appalling. Also, I would prefer to be able to use my interns for something other than the monumental task of opening snark-filled letters from nationalist pastry chefs.
  • Austria: We train and expand our military using new experience from the war. We also begin developing hand cannons as a future weapon in warfare after seeing its implementation on a small scale. We continue influencing the states of Salzburg, Gorizia and Patria del Friuli. We also begin influencing Augsburg and Chur. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. The war against the United Norse Crown continues. We call all states of North Germany to work together to remove this foreign threat, which conspires to remove all power from Germans to rule over German lands. We ask our vassals to send support.
  • Yemen: When the emmisaries return with few answers to the requests of the Emir, he decides to go along with plans anyways. The Emir accepts the alliance from the Timurids and agrees to support the Timurids in restoring the King of Iraq to his rule over his realm. With the help of the Timurids behind him, the Emir decides to attack the Mamluks and declares war. All the Emirate's allies are called into the war. The army is completely mobilized and the army is sent on ships into the Red Sea to land in Egypt. The army starts advancing through Mamluk territory. The Emir himself decides to lead the army into Egypt. Privateers are also to be focused in stopping any Mamluk eastern trade into Asia.
  • The Jochid Ulus sees the open spot in the balance of power in the world, as Muscovy is stuck in a battle with the Scandinavians in the west. The Ulus joins in the war against Muscovy, with a horde crossing the border early in the year, and an infantry army coming in shortly afterward. The Ulus' development is halted through the period of the time, and Siberian expansion slows down; the province only expands by 1500 sq km in the northwestern edge. As Manguday leaves for battle, Ali-Purgaz is left in charge of his children, as well as Shadi Beg's. Temür-Hachiun turns nine. The population of the cities grows slightly, with the exception of Obran-Osh, as it is beside the Muscovite border.
    • Great Perm sends help to the Jochid invasion, sending a small legion of Komi warriors into Muscovy, without actually declaring war. Kolvakvar continues to grow.
    • Adyghea does not join the Muscovite war. Instead, it continues growing in Adyghe and Abkhaz territory, growing 750 sq km as more Adyghe chieftains swear fealty. Maykop grows, causing the economy to improve.\
  • The UNC continues to fight a brutal war on Russia and Austria, and their allies. Though slightly outnumbered, with the massive advantage of the better navy, the result is a total stalemate. Following the initially successful invasion of Luneburg, HRE troops struck, resulting in brutal fighting, though the UNC managed to hold the city. However, as Russia attacked, the UNC was forced to pull out, and fell back to the borders of Bremen. There, King Eric takes power and issues the "Stand Fast" declaration, with the memorable words:
    • "We will not fall! We will not surrender! The brutal, expansionist Austrians have met their match, and today, we fight! Today, WE STAND FAST! We shall not yield gorund- we shall not allow them to kill our children, to rape our women. They shall not pass, for we shall take NOT ONE STEP BACK! 'We shall defend our lands, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender! 'We will teach them to remember the days when it was OUR troops that were the most feared in Europe! We shall remind them of WHY! They wish to teach us a lesson? Well, then, let the students become the masters! We shall teach them- what it means to attack the crown! Stand fast! Stand stronger! THEY- WILL- FEAR- OUR- NAMES!!!"
  • (Kudos to those who can find all three references in this speech.) However, in August, the King clashes with the Grand Council, as, in order to ensure Prussian neutrality, they offer to give Prussia Pomerania (please respond), thus causing massive friction with the- Pomeranian- King. However, after a tense clash, he gives in, to prevent the UNC from being split in this time of crisis.
    • The Prussians accept the offer of Pomerania, making it Prussia's third vassal.
  • Aragon and Sardinia expand military and infrastructure. Navarre and Aragon become a single, consolidated realm. Cyrenaica (realized I don't control Tripolitania) begins to be merged with Sardinia due to proximity. Aragon continues to remain wary of wars in the rest of Europe. However, now that the Mamluks, a bordering nation of Cyrenaica, are at war, King Charles grows increasingly worried.
  • Navajo: With the decline of the surrounding tribes to form the Colorado Confederation, Chief Tooh and the Grand Council of Elders are disappointed that they would rather be divided in war than united in peace. Because of this it is decided to focus on internal matters rather than on external ones. It is decided that most important thing for us is to centralize so we will be united in peace instead of divided in war and we continue to centralize. The next important thing is to build up the military, in order to defend ourselves from hostile tribes and we continue military. The third important thing is the economy, in order to pay for centralization and the military. With the trade opturnities for controlling the central Colorado River, we decide to establish a trading outpost there (In OTL Page Arizona) and prepare, train and fund a team of explorers to go there for that purpose.
  • Venetian Repuiblic: Venice develops its military as do all its vassals. mil-turn
  • The Mamluk Sultanate is completely shocked by the declaration of war by Yemen. The Sultan, Nasir-as-Din Faraj, assures the populace that the mighty Sultanate will secure a prompt victory in the war by taking Sana'a and forcing a tight yoke around the neck of the traitorous Yemenis. The Sultan sends diplomats throughout Europe seeking aid. He promises the elimination of the Jizya, free access to all Christians, the end of concentrated efforts of conversion, and other practices which are unpopular with the Christian world. The military is mobilized, as is the military of all the Mamlukean vassal states. We remind the Timurids of the Treaty of Cairo, and urge them to uphold their sacred honor, and repect the pact made in Allah's name. The Sultan finalizes works to reincorporate the Levant and Damascus as vassals. He also continue influencing the vassals, by the education of local nobles and merchants in the Khaldun University of Alexandria in order to teach them the Egyptian culture and the "proper" Arabic dialect. The war effort is made better as a large amount of the population, which is still undergoing a boom, becomes of working age. Farm productivity is cranked up, and the Sultan considers rationing in his inner circle, depending on how long the war will last. The navy of the Mediterranean is of no use in the current war effort, but they dock in Gaza, are deconstructed, and reconstructed in Suez with hopes that they will be operational next year. Mogasdishu expands another 10,000 sq km. into al-Sumal, as work continues on improving Mogadishu. We call on our allies in Zanzibar and Mombasa to send military aid to our war effort, and both comply. Mombasa continues to be influenced. In another attempt to convince the Christian states of the need to intervene, we secretly enact massive trade shortages, which cripple foreign investments in Egypt. We state that trade priority will go to the states that send troops, aid or declare war. The elite Mamluks group that mixes Furusiyya and gunpowder and put to the test in the war's frontlines, and their numbers greatly increase. The economy grows as trade picks up, with major outports being located primarily in Italy, where the diplomats begin to take an interest. All vassals and related states increase their military, as does the Sultanate itself.
    • Makuria and Alodia are upset about the recent declaration of war. Both states immediately prepare their armies, but wait for word from the Sultan on what to do. Both states only expand 2500 sq km as wartime preparations and exports in the Sultanate are the major focuses. Both Alodia and Makuria are now deemed to be at the same technological level as the Sultanate now.
    • Ifat expands 10,000 sq km to the south, along the coast, as the nation's military capacity increases, focusing on the navy. Meanwhile, wartime preparations are made, and exports to the Sultanate pick up. Socotra also grows it military, but focuses on a large navy to protect the mouth of the Red Sea from pirates and enemies. With the use of pirates by Yemen, the powerful navies of Ifat and Socotra manage to engage in naval combat with pirates, largely winning all naval battles and lifting the blockades put in place by the pirates. The Moroccan culture continues to thrive.
    • Ramazan and Karaman continue to work toward consolidation, as progress is made toward integrating the two Turkish states. While direct aid in the war is seen as unlikely, the ability to feed the Sultanate and provide supplies are not underestimated by the government of the Sultan.
    • Medina manages to hold, with the survival of the Emir, although he still remains deathly ill. The military is prepared, and is ready for war.
  • The Kingdom of Mesopotamia, formerly the Jalayrid Sultanate, ruled by al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem, but really ruled by his father and regent, Nasir-al-Din Faraj, works to re-integrate Baghdad. Massive military and food aid is sent to the Mamluks. Previous vassalization efforts of Baghdad are transfered to Mosul, which becomes a vassal this year.
  • Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications made. They also increase trading with each other.
  • Oyo Empire: The city of Oyo-Ile's palace has been partially completed, with its walls taking form within the city's boundaries. Lagos is coming to the end of its development, with most of the shipyard and docks completed. The final sisan has been constructed, and the other three are already about trading with the local kingdoms. Oyo expands 10,000 km along the coasts, establishing fortifications along its width at strategically important locations. The development of the industries and economy of Oyo continues, as well as the acceptance of Catholicism as the faith of the people.

1414

The Tibetan lama Je Tsongkhapa of the Gelug school of Buddhism declines the offer of the Yongle Emperor of China to appear in the capital at Nanjing, although he sends his disciple Chosrje Shākya Yeshes, who is given the title "State Teacher". The later Xuande Emperor will grant Yeshes the title of a king upon a return visit to China (to the new capital at Beijing).

In Avignon, Pius II dies. Eventually, the Navarrese Miguel de Zalba is elected Pope, taking the Papal name of Victor IV. He is still deemed an Anti-pope by Rome, making him the third Anti-pope to choose the name of Victor IV. Victor tries to follow on the footsteps of Pius II, but tries to be not as subservient to certain earthly princes as his predecessor, although he realizes that he still depends on Provence for military protection.

Durham School is founded by Cardinal Thomas Langley in Durham, England, one of the country's oldest independent schools.

Cyprus rejects the demand of Savoy and refuses to become its vassal.

The Knights Hospitaller file a formal complaint with Savoy, saying it is not proper to deny the warriors of Christ the donations of the devout.

Despite official persecution, paganism remains strong in Samogitia and the neighboring areas of Lithuania, especially Samogitia where Paganism remains stubbornly entrenched as the majority religion. Many Lithuanian “Christian converts” are practicing paganism in secret.

With the recent founding of a Christian government in Syria, propped up only by European aid, the Muslim people of the Levant launch a full blown revolution against the Christian government, taking it down within a matter of months, and forming a new government which demands to be re-integrated with their mother nation Malmuks, and the fervor soon spreads to Damascus, which also demands to be re-integrated, stating they're only independent because of the Timurs' invasion.

The “Moundville” Civilization becomes more powerful and centralized after the loss of the Cahokianized Northern frontier. Iron working techniques have been imported from Cahokia and iron tools and nails become more common. The Great Fish and Opossum Mound becomes a “mecca” for a new “Southern Cult”, and plentiful sea resources reduce the need for Cahokian products. Seaweed is gradually becoming a dietary staple, and an embryonic “navy” has allowed the settlement of the Gulf Coast of OTL Florida.

  • Prussia: The Prussians continue their efforts to vassalize Courland and Osel-Wiek. The Prussians continue efforts to annex their vassal of Riga. The Prussians continue developing their economy to recover from the Polish War. The Prussians continue to rebuild their military from the Polish War. The Prussians continue construction on the grand capital city of Marienburg. The Prussians continue work on the next stage of the Prussian Parliament. The main port at Danzig continues to grow as the money flowing in from the Crown Merchants makes the city a very profitable trade node.
  • Masovia: The Kingdom of Masovia also continues recovering their economy, and continues building a new national army. The Masovians continue construction of their capital at Czersk.
  • Riga: The Archbishopric of Riga continue building their economy, and continues building of the new national army.
  • Novgorod: We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords, and composite bows, increasing our military capabilities in case of war. The nation’s training and advancement of military continues. One of our crossbow designers suggest that we redesign the crossbow so it become more accurate at long distances. The research for the crossbow is still in progress. We are looking to produce the crossbow in the next three years. We expand north (by 9 pixels) into undiscovered land. The recent classes of Koch ships are being manufactured in Novgorod. The Patrik’s Kremlin is complete. The town of St Patriksburg’s population grows a bit more that last year. As the construction of the town improves, the kremlin finishes, trade becoming more in demand, the town gains slightly. Because of the trade road built with Tver, our economy increases. We are still talking about the possible unification of the Rus’ with Muscovy. The Russian language is being taught in over 35% of schools in Novgorod. Looking to increase that number to 41% next year. As more schools introducing the language we see it as an easy task. </s>We send our ships to protect us out in the Baltic Sea. We send troops with Muscovy. They will be ordered by Muscovite Military Leaders. They attack with Muscovy. We are still asking our the brothers of the Rus’ to join the war if they haven’t already. (More to come)
    • You're at war. Have you like just forgotten about that?
    • Are you dense? Of course I haven't. I am going to add more. Just calm down, man. Razor (talk) 00:47, February 15, 2014 (UTC)
    • Schools? 1400s? Mods?
    • Slow it down with the education reform.
    • You guys didn't bother to say this several turns ago? Why all of a sudden is it implausible? If I was told this several turns ago, I would be fine with it, now it has been several years into the future and schools are not a thing yet even though they existed a few years ago. Razor (talk) 17:39, February 15, 2014 (UTC)
  • Bayern-Landshut: Bavaria-Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI continually influences the lords of Bayern-Ingolstadt. In other news, the population continues to rise. Heinrich and his council continue to allow the training of new troops. Several markets are constructed in Landshut as well as trade houses for Castilian traders. In diplomatic news, neutrality is rescinded and war is declared on Austria, for Heinrich fears the subjugation of his country by an expansionist Emperor. The nations of Brabant-Holland-Hainaut, Venice, Saxony, and Castile are called to arms.
    • Bayern-Munchen: Work continues on Queen Isabell University, with the curricula of mathematics and theology added to the various language courses already offered. Duchess Isabell, herself, begins holding summer court in Munchen. Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Munchen as well as trade houses for Castilian traders. Munchen declares war on Austria.
    • Bayern-Straubing: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Straubing as well as trade houses for Castilian traders. Straubing declares war on Austria.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: We express great disappointment in the Bavarian decision to side with the enemies of Germany. We stress that we are fighting for the defense of the German people itself, and that we have no intentions of subjugating Bavaria or its people.
  • ​Kingdom of Cuzco: Military traning continues, as does road work and agriculture. We expand another 50 km south.
  • Hamburg: Fighting continues in the area. Supported by allied forces, Hamburger troops defend their homes, while Hamburgs warships, along with merchant vessels hastily modified to fire cannons, clash with UNC ships on the Elbe River. While disappointed by Bayern's and Bavaria's decision to join the Norse invaders, Hamburg and its allies continue, and the investments made in improving the city's defenses begin to pay off. Virtually all trade is halted as both land and sea become battlegrounds, and many ships are ordered to be converted into warships.
  • Zapotec: Emperor Tlaco expands Danibaan's influence in the surrounding city-states by way of the Zapotec Alliance. Roadways connecting cities in the alliance help merchants and soldiers move more freely between them. The economy booms with trade as a result of the roads. In the coastal regions under Danibaan's influence, more boats are created. Tlaco orders more to be manufactured to bring in goods from the sea. Daibaan continues expanding into the surrounding city-states north along the gulf coast.
  • Florence: Florence expands its military and economy. The infrastructure is improved by the renovations as the culture of Florence grows through Tuscany. Sovana is vassalized and the work on Padua continues. In the wake of Savoy's aggression against Cyprus and Montefferat, Florence declares war on Savoy.
    • Siena: The military and economy are improved. Also declares war on Savoy.
    • Pisa: The military and economy are improved. Also declares war on Savoy.
    • Modena: The military and economy are improved.
  • Castile: With the developing situation in Italy King Henry begins to gear up for war with his forces being geared up. The Nobility as well as the Royal army are called up with a large force of nearly 20,000 being called up. The Castilian economy begins to shift toward developing and building weaponry and warships with large cannon-bearing ships being shifted toward the Mediterranean. The Castilian economy while being war oriented begins a larger process of pulling in more money through trade.The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to conver populations. The infrastructure of Castile is also expanded more. Castile, in order to facilitate more conversions to Christianity, imposes higher taxes on non-Christians in the areas it controls personally or by proxy through its vassals. Castile allows the Kingdom of the Canaries to operate as vassal state. Castilian nobility unable to prevent large amounts of exodus from their fuedal estates begin to hire the men for their valued labor skills rather than keep them tied to the land. This is done to keep them around. While highly frowned upon, most of the nobles have to do this in order to produce food enough for the populace - as well as keep many things up and running and meet quotas. This allows for the beginning developments of merchants, artisans and others to begin actually making more money from their efforts. The Castilian traders officially cut off trade of firearms to Oyo due to the low amount in Castile in general and their need for the military which is outfitting them on ships and castles. Prince John of Castile continuing with his education makes some of his first public appearances. The Prince is received relatively well by the people and is seen as extremely intelligent and competent. Castile's fleet is recalled and the ships are put to better use fully securing many of Castile's trade routes. Castile accepts Bavaria's alliance request from last turn but refuses to get further involved in the HRE's idiocy. Castile breaks away from the corrupt church as well joining alongside England as one of the founders of the new church. It does go to say that Castile will rejoin if the Roman church ever regains its sanity.
    • Granada: Granada, gaining territory from Castile and Venetia's conflict with Morocco and its allies, begins to settle the area it took more thoroughly but is noticing settlements of Christians popping up rather than settlements of Muslims. The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir discovers that his youngest son is Christian and decides to keep it a secret for the time being. He does, however, not get mad at his son but cautiously accepts him and begins to talk with his son about religion in his free time with his son. The country also begins to see some issues with its settlement in Morocco with many of them being Christian Castilians or converts. This begins to show a demand for the Granadan area to be ceded. This, however, is not a relatively large issue as the Granadans seeing increased wealth of the country and more tolerance throughout their country in general would much rather be rid of a large amount of Christians.
    • Kingdom of the Canaries: Now granted a semi-autonomous status from Castile the Canaries begin to work up their economy to a certain degree greatly utilizing the traders from Portugal as well as the new route to Oyo, and the trade from the Mediterranean the Canaries is able to build upon the multiple viable settlements and a moderately sized and growing population. The Canaries do also expand their settlement by 1000 hoping to take the remaining islands. (I was told this was okay).
      • No, your existing settlements still were founded very recently, so, due to your low population and still-being-built infrastructure, your expansion rate would be still very reduced - most likely to the level of a colony.
      • Fixed it.
  • The Kingdom of England (Member state of the Kingdoms of Greater Albion)- English military and navy are expanded with many new war cogs being added to the English Fleets. Archbishop Keen begins to build a platform for the separation and formation of a new "True Church". Scotland is approached with the opportunity to sign the Articles of Union, and officially form the Kingdoms of Greater Albion. The Venetian offer is accepted and gives permission for Venetian designers to build the Roscol House. English shipping grows as the merchant navy is finally free of pirates and other issues. The Crown Trading Company begins to trade heavily in the North Sea region and in France. England's coffers continue to grow with the trade from Venezia and Castille being huge factors. England, Desmond and Ulster officially form the Kingdoms of Greater Albion. Scotland is expected to join soon as negotiations continue. England declares it officially breaks away from Rome. Citing the corruption of the so called "Holy See" and the draconian measures the Papal States employs. Archbishop Keen officially declares the Western Catholic Church and asks the French if Avignon can be the seat of the new Church. Many Catholics believe this is the only way to ensure the survival of the True Church. England reaches out to Prussia, France, Castile, Holland and others to join the new Church as an affront to the corruption of Rome. (More may come).
    • ​Dublin: The port is expanded. Crown Trading establishes its Irish headquarters. Military is upgraded as well as the navy.
    • Ulster: Celebrations ensue throughout the Earldom as Ulster joins the United Kingdoms. Ulster begins to expand south, toward Desmond. Tensions rise with Thomond. Trade with the rest of the UK increases greatly.
    • Munster/Desmond: We leave the Catholic Church, as a member of Albion.
  • Wallachia: The Iron industry continues to grow, and the small foundry expands slowly. The 5000 troops sent to fight for Venice returned talking of the power of firearms after seeing them used by Austrian skirmishers. Mircea is fascinated by these weapons; he commissions the development of firearms and cannon for his soldiers. 2000 more upgraded crossbows are built and distributed.
    • Moldavia: The army trains for two weeks, and the navy practices its gunnery. The Venetian school is complete, and offers courses in: ship building, astronomy and navigation.
  • Hesse: Following England and Castile's example, Bishop Victor Friedel and Landgrave Ludwig I both agree to break away from Rome and join England and Castile in support of Avignon. Ludwig I makes plans to invade Brunswick due to the current state of the HRE. He also prepares for the vassalization of Nassau-Weilburg, which shall come in three more years. We send alliance requests to England, Castile and Prussia. The new higher quality pillows are not selling as fast as predicted, and production begins to cease. The military is improved.
    • Oldenburg Company of Merchant Adventurers: Upon hearing of these higher quality pillows (I assume they're more comfortable?), the group requests an order of two hundred.
  • Grand Empire of the Timurid Dynasty: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues in the wartorn regions, most of which has been repaired by now. Draka turns 14. The military is built up. Gunpowder weapons begin to be used throughout the military, with cannons in every army, and every naval vessel has cannons. Testing in handheld gunpowder weapons continues.
    • Mughal Sultanate: Building of public works continues, while the military is built up and the economy is worked on. Food continues being stocked up.
    • Emirate of Kangra: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Ladakh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Sultanate of Kashmir: The Sultan continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Sind: Sind continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Kingdom of North Iraq: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues.
  • Portugal continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program on the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, Portuguese traders continue visiting the Castilian settlements in the Canaries. Meanwhile, word of the merchants' near-shipwreck in 1413 gets to the king, and he organizes an expedition to find said island and take possession of it in behalf of the crown.
  • County of Oldenburg: After the new Roman Pope's farcical declaration of a new crusade, Count Christian V's support for the Roman Papacy dwindles. After discussions with the Crown Council of Oldenburg, Christian announces that Oldenburg will henceforth cease to recognise the Roman Papacy. However, they also refuse to recognise the Avignon Papacy, and instead they declare sede vacante until a sole Pope is found. Christian sends a letter to the Bishop of Munster (Oldenburg is part of the Diocese of Munster) and the Bishop of Osnabruck, urging them to join in his protest, soon dubbed Sedevacantism. (Mod response please). In other news, the military is built up. The OHG completes another successful voyage, and the profits are again re-invested into a third, "mega-voyage". This one will traverse the entire Mediterranean from Constantinople to Barcelona and will consist of five ships. The company council plans for it to return before the end of 1415, ensuring enough profits to be able to pay the annual tax which begins in that year. Crown Prince Dietrich turns 16 and is in search for a wife.
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: Realizing that the continued wars that are going on in the HRE and along its borders are continuously destabilizing the empire and the continued efforts to centralize the empire are causing legitimacy issues for the Emperor the General Estates begin moving forward with distancing themselves completely from Imperial Politics except for those involved in bringing all of the Lowlands under the rule of a single entity. The plans to unite Hainaut and Brabant are replaced with the proclamation of the General States which make all the lands currently under the power of Duke Wilhelm a single inheritance, and the general estates request that the other rulers of the lowlands join together in an alliance to prevent external influence and to avoid getting pulled into the destructive wars of the Emperor (need mod response) (the mods may scratch this out if they wish. I just thought I might be possible considering how much the lowlands rulers disliked external influence OTL though they failed in the end to stop Burgundy from annexing the lowlands, plus it is merely an alliance for now which I hope to build upon.) At the age of 13 Katrina is married to Engelburt of Nassau to secure the event while Wilhelm is still alive. Despite the large difference in age she appears to trust him. Engelburt's position is remains that of regent. However, it is speculated upon the death of his father-in-law it will be raised to co-ruler with Katrina. The lordship of Frisia continues to grow in stability and power as it is integrated into the Dutch trading system as a northern port. Disappointed and disgusted by the continuous inconsistencies of the Holy See and the split of the Holy Church, along with the long discontent toward the sales of forgiveness and the other longstanding issues of the church, many in the political and religious circles begin looking begin looking at alternatives. Trade continues to grow as does productiveness. Engelburt begins looking to increase economic ties with the rest of the lowlands as it is becoming increasingly important to secure co-operation in the region and to promote solidarity amongst the rulers, as The Estates are the largest and strongest in the region they have a valuable bargaining tool to push forward greater regional co-operation. Naval expansion continues. The arquebus design continues to be worked, and military reforms are slowly implemented as levying largely relies on a strong serfdom institution which is no longer viable in the lowlands system, the new system worked on is to be based on keeping a small standing army of 10,000 men and to begin implementing a new levy system which is called upon by the General Estates directly instead of on a local level. While the gunpowder weapons aren't as fast as bows their shock value and the fact that they require significantly less time to train is a very appealing aspect, which is taking to face value, though this remains largely speculation. The banking system of Holland continuous to grow and it now has solid credibility as the clients continue to grow as does the bank's profits backed by large gains from Dutch trading across Europe. Trade with the east through Constantinople continues to be the most lucrative of Dutch trade, while trading with north Africa for ivory, gold, and other products is also a growing area for Dutch trade.
    • Prussian Diplomacy: Prussia, remembering the high efficiency of Dutch bankers, politely requests aid in setting up a national Bank of Prussia.
    • B-H-H Dip: We agree to help found a Prussian bank as a subsidiary to the Bank of Holland so as to create an Eastern European branch, which would be co-owned by Dutch-Wallonian bankers and Prussian bankers.
    • Prussian Response: The Prussians agree to the Dutch offer.
    • Oldenburger Dip: Hearing that Wilhelm is also tiring of the current state of the Papacy, Count Christian V encourages him to join his Sedevacantist (believing that there is no true Pope at the moment and that the position is vacante) protest until a true, sole Pope is found. He also asks his friend if he has a daughter who could marry his son Dietrich, now 16.
    • B-H-H diplomacy: We believe the issues of the church run deeper then the schism and we will be looking for a better solution then waiting for a new Pope so we humbly refuse.
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): Some more ships return from their expedition. One person tells the Shogun that they made a port city and some settlements in the northern Philippines. Some ships from Vietnam come back and tell us that they found a tribe of people called the Luzon. One person said that they made a port city and only settled on the coastal area. He also said to the Shogun that we made peace with the Luzon people and traded with them. They brought back food from the area. We build up our military. We upgrade our navy due to exploration. About six more ships are built. We fix up our roads and add outposts in different areas just in case to watch out for enemies. Gunpowder is becoming more popular in our state.
  • I believe parts of this are implausible, especially settling in Vietnam.
  • This is by far the most hilarious post of the day. You can't have any colonies, not yet. You are much too small and don't have the population to do such a thing. Also, if the great powers can't build 15 ships in a year, a tiny city-state like you can barely build one. All of your colonies are hereby voided out, non-existant. You do not have colonies or the resources to even make them. You are only in Japan. -Sims
  • I meant to say six ships. Sorry, I hit the wrong button. I can have colonies if I want to. Small nations can have colonies. England and the Netherlands were small and had a shit load of colonies. - Shadow
  • Your nation is about four or five times smaller than Courland or Netherlands, dozens of times smaller than England, and I doubt that you even have a tradition of trade to make it up for all that - and your statement about Luzon being in Vietnam has to be the most ridiculous thing posted today.
  • 'Someo told me last turn that' Vietnam natives are the Luzón tribe or somthing like that.
  • Swiss Confederacy: We continue to influence the cantons to the west, south and north of us. We mobilize 500 troops to defend our borders, but refuse to get involved in the war on the UNC, as we can find no legitimate motivation for this unnecessary conflict. We complete the wall around our nation and begin to fortify our cities with walls, towers and magazines. We begin to look into developing better, more long range hand cannons. We declare war on Savoy for occupying our territory and invade Geneva and former Swiss territories.
  • Principality of Tver: After the conquests of Tverian forces of Turku and Ulvila Tver forces are order to stop and rest. Meanwhile, Tver diplomats are meeting with UNC diplomats to heal relations and to create a possible peace treaty. Meanwhile, news of the Golden Horde attack have reached Tver and Tver will help repair any damages in Muscovy.
  • The Nation of the Oirats: We begin to build our next city in OTL Northern Sinkiang, named Haska. Cement increases in production. Coal is used to increase iron production and the cavalry starts to receive iron weapons. The first firearm smiths are built in Oskemen. The first primitive muskets are built in the smiths and are used against cavalry, which was quite useful when combined with pikes. More beer is fermented and it becomes a popular drink for the nomads. More wheat is harvested and the alliance slowly becomes more agricultural. As we increase in population, we slowly target our expansion northward. We expand 10 px to the North. Slowly, our food and logistic advantage begin to turn the tide. The Yuan sheeps and horses and targeted and captured settlements fought to the last men because of their hardened Mongolian tradition. We start to build schools in Major city and it educates the people how they should fight to the death for their nation.
  • Oirats D to China: We would want Jurchen to have a port when Yuan Khanate is defeated.
  • Austria: We train and expand our military using new experience from the war. We also begin developing hand cannons as a future weapon in warfare after seeing its implementation on a small scale. We continue influencing the states of Salzburg, Gorizia and Patria del Friuli. We also begin influencing Augsburg and Chur. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. The war against the United Norse Crown continues, with Austrian soldiers leading an Imperial army through Luneburg. Meeting up with the army of Jobst and Sigismund, who entered from the east at Brandenburg, we being to focus efforts on the Jutland peninsula. We call all states of North Germany to work together to remove this foreign threat, which conspires to remove all power from Germans to rule over German lands. We ask our vassals to send support. We respectfully end our financial relationship with Holland and remove all funds and investments from their banks. Believing that Imperial finances would better be accounted for elsewhere. The war tax is slightly raised, and money is collected from vassals. Albert II calls for a council to meet in Constance to try to officially end the schism between the Catholic Church. At the conference Albert II proposes that all current Popes abdicate so that a fair election can take place in Rome.
    • B-H-H response: The removal of Austrian finances from Holland causes a blow to the expansion of Dutch banking in the south east of Europe. However, it doesn't affect the growth in other parts of the expanding trade and banking sector. Relations between the general estates and the emperor reach a new low. However, relations and trade will continue.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: We ensure Holland that we are only removing our funds in order to have a tighter control over Imperial finances to improve our general economy. We express interest in continuing trade with Holland, and hope that we can continue to practice a trade agreement and military alliance.
  • Desmond/Munster: The manor system of land ownership continues to be adopted throughout the nation, but with strict limits on grazing animals on the common grounds, to prevent depletion of the soil. Some manors rotate the commons with the fields to have the animal dung fertilize the fields, but not overfertilize them by keeping the common grazing lands in the same spot for years. As such, crops begin to grow faster and stronger. Trade continues expansion, with many people with enough money for a cogtaking up trade either as an independent trader, or working with the Eire Crown Merchant Company. Ships for the company are at a discount, but you have to give more goods up to the Crown. As such, it's more popular amongst poorer traders who look to establish themselves with the Company before moving on to become an independent trader. Cork, in particular as headquarters of the Company experiences more of the Company traders, with prices and tariffs favoring the Company. Ballydrogheda, the joint port with Venice and Hamburg experiences a boom of independent traders, mostly those bound for Venice and her vassals or Hamburg. We are worried about the UNC's monopoly in the Baltic and hope it does not spread west. Relations with them, however, remain decent. Creation of modern plate and mail armor continues, and longswords and crossbows are also created in smithies across the nation. Whiskey and Ulsterian beer continues to be consumed in inns and taverns across the nation, and drinking songs rise in popularity, with many spreading to the general populace. The navy expands, with war cogs being built, and junks. Ties grow with England and Scotland, as we are part of the Union of Greater Albion. Relations continue to sour with Thomond, and the levies are trained for war and smithies are creating armor and weapons at full speed. We continue to support England in their efforts of reforming the Papacy, and ask to open negotiations with Avignon. After a minor border skirmish, we attack Thomond. Algo pending.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues expanding its trade, expanding its routes across the Eastern Mediterannean. This trade furthers the reconstruction of Constantinople, which has grown to 70,000 inhabitants. More public services in the city are constructed to increase the living services of the new growing population. The navy is expanded by another fifty ships now that the economy is in boom and the shipyard at Sinope is at its full potential. Infrastructure projects in Greece and Sinope occur, increasing the economy and transportation around the Empire. The Empire purchases new crossbows and hand cannons to further outfit its growing armed forces and to keep them relatively modern with the rest of Europe. Gold coins continue to be minted in limited quantity, and after some question as to what they are to be called, the Emperor signs legislation making them, and the entire currency, to be called Stavratons. The Empire also begins to outfit some of its galleys with cannons, and begins studying the Emperor's royal yacht to build a bigger and stronger class of ship. The Emperor makes a proposal to the Knights Hospitaller, asking for an alliance. He points out that some devout Catholics have been preventing others from donating to the order. In return for an alliance, the Emperor promises to make up those donations. After some consideration, the grandmaster accepts the deal. The Empire is also angered when it learns that Savoy is interferring with the royal family in Montferrat, and mobilizes its fleet.
    • Trebizond: The Empire continues to trade and becomes wealthy from it. Connections with Armenia and Georgia expand, and the nations are becoming quite friendly with each other. The Empire continues to train Theodoro's troops.
    • Theodoro: The kingdom raises some Crimean Goth levies to help with the defense of the country. The capital of Doros is partially renovated to help defend it. Although they are somewhat fearful of the Horde, some of the traders offer to expand trade in the Golden Horde's cities.
  • Japan (Hosokawa Clan): An expedition is issued by the Kampaka for three ships to travel around the Japanese islands in order to determine its full size. Crime on roads decreases due to the newly-made guard posts. The idea for flammable arrowheads is a success, with large them being produced in large numbers. The Kampaka also discusses a trade agreement with neighbouring daimyos. Noticing that Japan has been isolated, he also sends an emissary to China in hope to create better relations with the Ming Empire and to encourage trade between the two.
  • Provence: Is given a new impetus to the economy and especially trade, taking advantage of the port of Marseille. Similarly, more mercenaries to protect the royal's territories are recruited. The Count of Provence moves his influence and continue the vassalization of Alencon, Narbonne and Vendome. The Count continue the influence on Britanny, and is happy for the new military alliance. We announce that we will support our ally Savoy in his war against Florence.
  • Anjou: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
  • Avignon: Pope Victor IV excommunicates the Pope in Rome, and asks any European country to believe in him.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: We ask that you attend the Council of Constance so we can solve this issue for good.
    • A mere nation may not simply call upon the Pope of Avignon unless it is one of his followers. Nay, only his followers and the false Pope of Rome may call on him.
    • The Council of Constance is relevant to you since it determines whether or not you even get to exist.
  • Trier: We continue to fight the war against the United Norse Crown for the liberation of North Germany. We agree to attend the Council of Constance to officially end issues of the true Pope. We ask that all other nations do so. We also propose that this council help solve some of the other issues and criticisms of the church.
  • In Savoy, the economy continues growing, and the kingdom prospers. The army hires more mercenaries. The Count tries to improve his position in the north Italian region, and hope the vasalization of d'Asti and Montferrat will be fast. Piombino continues to improve his navy. The Duke of Dodecanese improves his economy. We call our allies to defend our sacred land.
  • The Jochid Ulus' co-belligerent strike against Muscowy continues as their troops are concentrated west in the fight against the United Nordic Crown. The colony in the Yamal expands by 1500 sq km as the war continues. Trade is allowed to grow with the nations of Theodoro and Rome, specifically in the southern Caucasus and Ruthenia. The cities of the nation grow.
    • Great Perm continues with the Jochid strike against Muscowy. The cities continue to grow and more handgonnes are bought.
    • Adyghea's population and economy increase as Maykop grows more every year. The country expands by 1500 sq km in Circassian territory.
  • Ottoman Empire: (Sorry, I've been really busy these last few days): The Empire continues to be prepared for any invasion by Hungary or its allies. On that note, the Sultan considers extending the non-aggression treaty with the Venetians and/or Romans to ensure trade relations continue without any hostilities. Vassalization of Serbia is pretty much complete if not in its final stages, and the Sultan wishes to look more toward the situation in the Middle East compared to the previous Sultan. He sends troops and religious personalities to Dulkadir and the tribal Black Sheep Turks, as the Karamanids do not look too highly on being submissive to the Ottomans. The navy and army continues to be advanced.
  • Papal States: We invade Syria to re-install the Christian Government. (I'll let the mods make this.) Expecting an easy victory, we prepare for an invasion of Savoy next year. To prevent the growth of the Western Church, we call upon the Anti-pope with a bold proposal: We will allow a certain amount of reforms to occur that will be chosen by Avignon. In return, we would like for them to encourage other nations to remain loyal to us. Naval expansion begins to make the Papal States the dominant power in the Mediterranean along with Venice. A Pro-Rome play, The Passion of Christ, is produced, and becomes popular across the States. Aragon, Sciliy, Florence, UNC, Naples and Venice are given the following proposal: the creation of a Grand European Alliance. Mines discover gold, and we exploit them to the very most.
    • I think almost all of this turn needs to be crossed out.
    • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA NO! The fact that a Christian government even got installed at all over the Muslims there is implausible. You invading the region is an act of war against Malmuks, something no one is going to back you up on. It is implausible. Don't try this bull again.
    • For f*** sake, no. The map says they aren't part of the Mamluks.
    • Yes they are. Sparty, for undoing a mod act, you are banned for three turns. -Sims
    • The Mamluk Sultanate assures the Papacy that Christian usurpers in the Levant will not be treated poorly, and we will allow the Papacy to pay the Jizya for all Christians in the Empire, so that the Christians will not have an economic burden placed upon them.
  • Saxon Fed: Declares war on Austria. Continues integrating member nations. We continue to build our military and economy.
  • With the arrival of the Saxons, the UNC starts to truly smash the Austrian lines. Defeating them in battles at Luneburg, Hamburg, and the border of Holstein, armies under King Eric rout two Austrian armies in succession, though many more remain. Meanwhile, with the Russians distracted by the Golden Horde's decision to sack Moscow again, we quickly blockade all Russian ports on the Baltic, and close the Øresund to them. Despite the war, trade still grows outside of the Baltic, with traders bringing in gold for the UNC. The city of Hamburg is sacked in a surprise attack, but the UNC troops are pushed back with massive efforts from the Austrians. Expansion into Saami lands slows significantly but still continues. New military reforms are made. We suggest a conference at Danizg, a neutral city, in order to determine a possible peace treaty for this war, that, I would like to note, the algo says we are winning, by a bit.
  • Kingdom of Naples: King Ladislaus I continues the reforms. Continues the construction and improvement of shipyards, and production of new boats to combat the pirates of the Mediterranean. Territorial defense continues being built based on border forts. The king continues sending ships to patrol the trade routes of the Byzantine Empire and also protect them from pirates. The King is upset about the situation in Rome - and the Catholic faith in general; and the struggle between the Pope and the Anti-pope, then says: "The corrupt church can never be a sign from God, a Pope who is allied with Muslims and pagan powers, and declares war on his believers is the most aberrant thing on earth, and as a true Christian I see myself on the duty to cleanse the earth of their presence". King Ladislaus I march on Rome at the head of his army. All vassals join the war. The new Naval Academy in Taranto continues the technological research with Venice. The King of Naples following the ideas of his personal advisers, continues to give new impetus to the culture within the kingdom and its vassal states, in art, science, etc.
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. Andrea Orsi, a nobleman from a wealthy family, still promotes aid to the Knights of St John, who in the middle of these events continue with their work of helping the pilgrims and fighting the infidels. Andrea Orsi ask to King Ladislaus I, to provide support to this religious order, and he also use his own money to prove his faith.
    • Mantua: Improves the economy and the military. Pietro Panucci and his son, Giacomo, continue with the idea of ​​a machine that makes work easier to copyists of manuscripts (future printing).
    • Genoa: Improves the economy and the military. The Duchy of Genoa continues trading from the Black Sea to the Straits of Gibraltar, using new models of ships with cargo holds of more spacious and allow greater profit. With the help of Neapolitan military fleet, try to force richest commercial rights in Tunisian ports.
    • Corsica: Improves the economy and the military. The exploitation of salt mines and silver continues. In the same way, the vine crops increase in extension and quality, and the manufacture of wine each year improves in quality and quantity, being recognized as the best European wine.
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. The Prince of Zeta continues using the military presence of Zeta and Naples in Dukgjini. That way, the domestic situation will stabilize, and the process of vassalage will continue.
  • Ulster: Sends aid to Desmond in the war on Thomond. Begins to prepare for war with Breifne. More Longbowmen join the military, and a rolling production is set up. Trade networks expand, as Ulster is able to utilise English trade routes and shipping to spread influence into the Mediterranean. The Earl, following his successful expansion over all of Northern Ireland, declares himself King in the North, although he is still part of the UK of Greater Albion, he is now on equal footing with the other kings. He begins searching for a wife for his son.
  • The Crusader Kingdom of Cyprus files a formal complaint with the County of Savoy and sends supplies to Florence in revenge. Alliances are requested with Florence, Austria, Aragon, Castille, and lastly our fellow crusader state Prussia. King Janus declares formally neutrality as vassalizing of Tekke begins (ten turns left). The King Janus hopes to rebuild relations with the Malmuks in exchange for safe travel of Catholics to the Holy Land. Military and economic development continues.
  • Venetian Republic: Fresh from the violent war with Austria and with hatred still burning deep, Roscol honours the call to arms to invade. The Venetians refuse all agreements made at the peace table with Austria and Padua and invade. The aristocratic faction led by Giovanni supports Roscol's actions, however, is secretly planning to eliminate Michiel and impose an aristocratic leadership upon Venice. For now, however, the Venetian armies ride north and further catch the Austrians off guard. Many Austrian nobles families in Trieste are captured while the southern Austrian forces are decimated by the surprise attack. They have a nickname for Michiel, Michiel the Liar after he broke the peace terms.
    The new war doesn't erase memories of the prior war with Austria and its failure, however, the republic has managed to regain its pride.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: The nations of the Venetian conflict are disappointed and have no choice but to fight back.
    • Hamburg Dip: Disappointed by our trade partner and allies' decision to aid our enemies, especially after we rendered aid to them when other HRE states sided with Austria, Hamburg cuts our trade and alliance agreement with Venice for the duration of the war and until an undecided date.
  • Navajo: Centralization and military build up continue. With five years of military build up Chief Tooh and the Grand Council of Elders that we have a sufficient enough force to defend ourselves against hostile neighbors and thus the transition to economic growth begins. One of the most important aspects of economic growth is to control trade, and now that the explorer team has finished its training they are sent out to establish a trading post in the central part of the Colorado River (OTL Page, Arizona). Chief Tooh and the Grand Council of Elders also discuss what to use the money for. Since Chief Tooh and the Grand Council of Elders are locked in meeting and there is a transition between military focus and economic focus, a Transitional Government is set up in order to keep peace and unity among the Navajo tribe.
  • Milan: Work continues on the Certosa di Pavia, the Castle Visconteo, and on the extensive Milan Cathedral. We continue training a proper standing army, utilizing Swiss mercenaries and local recruits. With border disputes now settled between the nations of Austria and Switzerland, we continue opening friendly relations with both nations in hopes of repairing our diplomatic relations and protecting our northern border. We continue constructing cogs and galleys to strengthen our navy and protect our interests on the seas. Angered by the sudden betrayal of the Venetians we declare war immediately, and ask all states of Italy and of the Holy Roman Empire to do so as well.
  • Bengal Sultanate: The decrease in taxes on the landed elite do their job in most areas of the Sultanate, decreasing the tax load on the peasantry and earning him their support. The tax cuts on the merchant class allow for more trade to be conducted, and a recent lax on some of the quota laws allows for more goods to be shipped from Bengal, greatly increasing trade income. The influence on Orissa and Arakan continue due to the alliance signed by both powers, and the previous agreement by them that made us their only trade partner. The money gained from the trade continues to arm the various levies of the Sultanate, the landed elite, Orissa, and Arakan. Some of the money gained from trade is also put toward the construction of a few Islamic temples in various large cities in the Sultanate. Trading merchants begin to search the Eastern coast of Africa after stopping off in Yemen to search for more potential trade destinations. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat.
    • Arakan (Vassal of Bengal): The nation is ruled by a tolerant king, named Raja Anuj Chandra Charmchi, friendly to the Bengali Sultanate due to their favorable policies that have helped the Arakan states economy grow and diversify. In order to show his support of the Bengali Sultanate, he allows Islamic advisors into his throne, setting up the possibility of even allowing his son to be tutored by an Islamic scholars from Bengal. Due to their trade being controlled mainly by Bengal for many years, their vassalization by Bengal has allowed them to open up their ports to other nations, and serve as resting point for many Bengali traders.
      • Bengali Diplomacy (Needs Mod Response, Please and Thank You): The Sultan of Bengal, now at the age of 24, asks the prestigious ruler of Garjat for his daughters hand in marriage, hoping to bring their two states closer together.
      • Mod Response, done.
      • Bengali Diplomacy (Needs Mod Response, Please and Thank You): We ask the prestigious nations of Ahom and Koch if they will trade exclusively with our nation. Due to their hilly/mountainous position unsuitable for farming, we offer to ship extra food and other necessities to their nation in exchange.
      • Mod Response, done.
      • Bengali Diplomacy (Needs Mod Response, Please and Thank You): We ask the prestigious ruler of Ava, King Minkhaung I, if he would allow an Islamic representative within his court to advise him on dealing with the influx of Islamic Bengali merchants due to their previous agreement to allow Bengali merchants into their cities.
      • Mod Response, done, as long as he is only an advisor.
  • Pskovian and Russian forces capture the Copenhagen and the Island its on, making it their stage, and also Helsinki and much of the finnish coast, but with Swedes closing in soon, nobody knows what may happen.
  • France: the military and navy are built up, The invasion of the Papal state by the Neapolitan forces is a surprise. However, France has bigger issues to deal with and so France continues the vassalage of Bourbon and Berry, the Duchy of St Marie d'Africa is founded (internal duchy as part of France, Nominally a duchy) growing by the unexpected continuous influx of traders of France and Burgundian flanders. Duke Charles of Orleans is reached upon a treaty in which he dissolves the coalition he has with Bourbon and the other states in Southern Central France. while this the King John the fearless has a new son called Julius over a wish for his greatness "Complete name Jean Louis Julius, etc. LOL" while the navy continues growing and the government begins creating a local French religious entity to deal with the power void between Avignon's and Rome's Papacy in France.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. More to be added. Vassalage of Lorraine continues. John continues creating a joint religious entity with france in order to establish a strong religious government free from the corruption in both Avignon and Rome's Papacy.
    • Flanders: Military and navy are built up, economy expands.
    • Blois: Military, economy expands.
    • Dunois: Military and economy expands.
    • Angouleme: Military and economy expands.
    • Parthenay: Military and economy expands.
    • Perigord: Military and economy expands.
    • Saluzzo: Military and economy expands.
    • Orleans: Military and economy expand
  • The Mamluk Sultanate manages to successfully repel the Yemeni invasion outside of the city of Mecca (The Battle of aṭ-Ṭā’if), and then the military, led by the Furusiyya knights who are equipped with the most capable gunpowder firearms in the Muslim world, pushes south, into Yemen itself. Another battle at Jazan completely ruins the Yemeni army and opens the way up to Sana'a. Nasir-al-Din Faraj personally accompanies his troops in the siege of Sana'a, as the rest of the Yemeni state is sezied by other troops. By the end of the year, Yemen has been completely defeated, with its military disbanded, many citizens starving from an effective naval blockade, and the current Emir under arrest. Nasir-al-Din Faraj, unsure of how to deal with the Yemeni state consults the ruler of the Timurid Empire, and decides that vassalization would be the best option. No rationing was used, and no foreign aid was needed, contrary to many doomsday predictions. This leads to definite boosts in optimism, as the Sultanate is seen widely as impervious to flaws or defeat from the Muslim world. Meanwhile, Damascus and the Levantine Kingdom are welcomed back into the Sultanate with open arms.Influence over current vassals continues, leading to thoughts of future consolidation throughout the empire.The Mediterranean navy is rebuilt in Gaza after the war finishes, and massive investment into a Red Sea navy begins, incorporating the Sultanate proper and its vassal states. Mogasdishu expands another 10,000 sq km. into al-Sumal, as work continues on improving Mogadishu. Mombasa becomes a puppet state this year, after three years of intense efforts to influence that city state, and Mombasan leaders struggle to catch up to Mogadishu. The diplomats then travel to Zanzibar, and work to influence that Swahili state, which has great power in the region. After the successes of gunpowder in the recent campaign, more and more research and emphasis is placed on firearms for military use.The economy grows as trade picks up, with major outports being located primarily in Italy, and now Byzantium. This leads all states to grow their economy.
    • Makuria and Alodia expand 5000 sq km each this year, and plans to merge the two states into a single Nubian state begin to make great progress. The Emirs of both states agree to peaceful unification following the death of whichever Emir dies first, with his son becoming the heir to the Emir who dies second.
    • Ifat expands 10,000 sq km to the south, along the coast, as the nation's military capacity increases, focusing on the navy. Socotra also grows it military, but focuses on a large navy to protect the mouth of the Red Sea from pirates and enemies. The Moroccan culture continues to thrive.
    • Ramazan and Karaman are consolidated into the Emirate of Cicilia, which will remain as a Mamluk vassal. Cicilia expands into Tekke, and fully absorbs the state by annexation of the uncivilizes government.
    • Medina is inherited by the Emir of the Negev, leading to its integration into the Maluk Sultanate. Meanwhile, Yemen's progress made toward vassalizing Oman is finished in the name of the Sultan of the Mamluks. Yemen begins to reconstruct itself, with the former government replaced by high-ranking Mamluks.
  • The Kingdom of Mesopotamia, formerly the Jalayrid Sultanate, ruled by al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem, but really ruled by his father and regent, Nasir-al-Din Faraj, continues to re-integrate Baghdad. Vassalization of Basra begins this year.
  • Oyo Empire: The city of Lagos has been completed by the Oyo, and begins producing sisan vessels for the navy and merchants at full speed. Plans to design larger vessels have begun. Elsewhere, the city of Oyo-Ile is nearing 70% completion, with most of the palace finished, and the cathedral remaining as the final piece of the city's development. The Ikarira continues it modernization as an advanced military force in the region, allowing the Oyo to expand their claims in the region 10,000 km exclusively along the coastline. Christianization continues, and additional missions are built throughout the nation to preach the one true faith. Following a lack of trade with the Castilleans over a dispute, the government of the Alaafin has decided to begin reverse-engineering what they have already received from the Europeans, and build their own. Work to produce armor such as that found in Europe is underway, with much support from Oranyan and his court. As always, his son is close at hand to watch his father at work to learn how to lead properly. The literacy rate has increased to such a point that one out of every five men in Oyo can now read and write. Acceptance of classic writting imported from Europe begins to take hold, and many Oyo men begin to coalesce, forming an intelligentsia witihn Oyo that can support the modernization and development of the empire.
  • The Hungarian King Sigismund continues to organise the lands of Bosnia into a more efficient system for his nobles. He hopes to achieve maximum control over the lands through his nobles and he promotes their attempts to get the peasants to work more efficiently. Continuous good harvests have led to the creation of a surplus of grain - which begins to be stored up as well as taken to Poland and sold by merchants who are aiming to not only earn a profit but also feed the peasants who are having a hard time due to the economy. Another 60 new ships have been produced by the dockyards of Croatia, as the pace picks up and the money is put back into the navy and army. This also sees an increase in the construction of swords and shields for the soldiers. The King of Hungary, Sigismund - sends more envoys to build stronger relations with the nation and help Hungary grow its merchentile links while also improving the already warming relations between the two nations. A decent number of naval vessels patrolling the coast for an invasion, growing with more ships arriving from docks the fleet off the coast strengthens. Merchant ships now use Byzantine ports to trade and earn money in, helping expand the influence of Hungarian merchants. The checkpoint castles are a great help in housing troops which are patrolling routes of both nations as well as wealthy and influential merchants and nobles travelling between the nations. Sigismund continues to send a large number of Ducats into the nation to keep the Poles on the route of upgrading their economy. He has joint army secessions for both nations as they practice with each other to learn each other's strengths and weaknesses. Diplomats successfully build more economic links and both nations increase the amount of trading done with each other as traders from both nations head into each other's nations. This is new for many merchants who would have never thought of travelling to Hungary to trade as relations with Poland-Lithuania used to be cold - at best. Fortifications on the Ottoman border are completed. The Bosniac workforce completes much of the defensive structures. However, seeing the Ottomans also doing precautionary measures, troops numbers are reduced as to not to piss off the Ottomans. Sigismund begins to redirect forces to regions will need them, and troops are ordered to assemble to the north to get them ready for a defensive war - to protect Venice as Hungary has no doubt it is next on Austria's list. Sigismund holds another "council of esteemed nobles" due to the fact that the UNC has called on its aid citing the fact that Austria is a growing and threatening power and if Hungary can join the UNC alliance and help win the war then Hungary will become significantly stronger. All nobles present their views and almost all are in favour of war to prove their loyalty to the crown as well as try to show off their soldiers' fighting capabilities. Hungary announces its support for Venice and the UNC - a nation which has helped give Hungary a respectable navy and the nation which has helped Hungarian merchants trade. The mobilised troops soon move into Venice, fighting off the Austrian invaders while a second front against Austria is launched by Hungary - dividing their focus. The King is personally ordering the invasion and he hopes to help his Venetian allies when they need him the most. The crown prince begins to be educated by many scholars who are told to teach him properly while making sure not to stress him. He also begins to train in basic military combat.
  • The Kingdom of Croatia continues to see a large trading boom occur within the nation as it becomes the gates of the Hungarian realms and helps to attract customers and merchants to the nation as well as Hungary. A large numbers of workers has meant that the ports now near completion and will be able to accommodate more traffic as well as build ships at a faster rate. The Venetian workshops continue to churn out ships for the Hungarian navy at a rapid rate. A tariff for merchants trading is also in place but it is put at favourable levels with none for the Venetians due to the new alliance between the states and the amount of trading between them. Sigismund runs the nation through nobles and can run it better being back at the capital at the end of the year. The areas for the new Venetian workshops are cleared and a small subsidy for Venetian traders is put in place, which begins to entice hundreds of them to arrive and help in the construction through trading. The state sends its soldiers to fight for the Hungarian crown and make it proud.
  • In Garay, all castles have now been completed, although thousands of workers were killed due to the pace the castle was being built at. Many nobles from Garay gain land and they use this land to help increase crop yields as well as the amount of trading ongoing between each of the nobles. The money is sent as taxes and used to upgrade the standings of the nobles themselves. The nation readies its forces in case they are needed.
  • In Split, the nobles begin to work on creating standing armies to manage and controlling their lands. Castles continue being built in the vassal while many old ones are completely torn apart and their land allocated for peasants. The soldiers of the nobles who were executed are distributed between the present nobles and they quickly begin to adapt - training with their new fighting partners. The nation readies its forces in case they are needed.
  • Bosnia: also sees a lot of economic and military growth. The nation begins to organise its own soldiers under the command of nobles who take part in knight competitions to increase their skill set while readying forces in case they are called up to defend the lands.
  • Banu Sulaym sees a lot of trading posts being set up while the Hungarian traders force the Emir of the nation to make it more tolerant so trading can easier occur and the people can live better lives. Many Muslims feel this is not good, but none can complain as soon as the ports begin to bussle with merchants who are buying and selling goods at a rapid rate. The vassal begins to develop economically.
  • Vijaynagar: Continues to influence Kozhikode. Military and economy continue to expand.
  • Aragon and Sardinia expand military and infrastructure. Charles III seizes the chance of the problems in Rome and sends representatives to fellow European nations to convince them to side with the Pope of Avignon due to Rome's failure. Cyrenaica expands inland. Locals of Cyrenaica begin to be slowly converted to Christianity.

1415

PMIII 1415
The Holy Roman Empire continues to wage war against the UNC, with many states continuing to pick sides. This sparks outrage in some of the member states, and some states even consider withdrawing from the Empire. The seat of such thought without such action is in Italy, where the member states there feel that the Germans keep getting the Empire into trouble. Bavaria is among the nations angered by the emperor, and continues to revolt, forming from the merger of Bayern-Landshut, Bayern-Straubing, Bayern-Munich, and Bayern-Ingolstadt, by way of the still-existing Dukes of Straubing, Ingolstadt and Munich giving up their sovereignty but keeping their titles. Among the other nations to revolt are Holstein and Saxony, who support the UNC.
Don't see how Bavaria can unite in the middle of a war. It gives me the united nation bonus but it also gives me the new nation penalty and takes away all of my vassal strength. -Cookie
Also, to argue my point, it just seems way implausible for a group of recently vassalized countries to suddenly unite under one banner IN A YEAR OR LESS, while fighting a huge war. '-Cookie'

Pomerania consolidates in fears of Brandenburg to the south, with Casimir VI, Duke of Pomerania-Stettin becoming a vassal of Wartislaw VIII, Duke of Pomerania-Wolgast, which allows the two to unite to form the Pomeranian Commonwealth.

What is this shit. Pomerania was a UNC vassal to start with and is now a Prussian vassal by treaty.

The Swiss Confederation, not wanting to expand by force, offers its neighbor the Three Leagues protection as a Swiss vassal. The Three Leagues accepts the offer, entering the Swiss sphere of influence, and increasing Swiss prestige and increasing its strength significantly.

The Council of Constance continues in an effort to officially end the Catholic schism that has persisted in European politics for the past few years. With the support of Albert II, enthroned before the high altar of the cathedral of Constance, the Council of Constance recommends that all Popes abdicate, and that another be chosen. After beginning the council, Alexander V abdicates, facing criticism for allegations of corruption and other crimes. The assembled leaders of the church ask that the remaining Popes abdicate as well, so that a new Pope can be elected to represent all of the Catholic world.

About these events. Firstly the emperor never once mentioned centralization. I think defending the empire is different than attempting to make a single kingdom. Personally, if I were Luneburg I would be quite happy that the emperor actually cares. Secondly, why would Bavaria invade Saxony when they are both against the emperor? So, is this now a three way war? And those states you listed, out of the hundreds of states in the empire, you list the few that are actually on the emperor's side. Also it seems you just controlled all those nations. Bohemia never wrote they had any intention of annexing their vassals, but you just made them do it. Does Bohemia have a purpose for randomly annexing their allies, or is it just to reduce our power in the algorithm against you? You also conveniently kick them out of the war for some reason. Next, you make Switzerland vassalize six states, counter to the vassal rule, and even on Austrian-aligned ones, or ones that Switzerland did not even influence. I don't think Austria is losing control over vast swaths of Germany, aside from these events, and I don't see what would cause Austria's vassal and/or allies, plus Bavaria, to revolt and unite. You just gave a ton of Austrian and NPC land to Bavaria for some reason. They then apparently ally with Austria's allies. What is even going on anymore? This all seems really bias against Germany, and as an elector, myself included.

Thank you for your input. The newly reformed moderator events have been added.

Also may I point out the implausibility of Pskov's turn last turn? Not only is the UNC winning on that algo, but even if they were to win it would be by such a small percentage that they would get very little land, and certainly not in Copenhagen.

  • Prussia: The Prussians continue their efforts to vassalize Courland and Osel-Wiek. The Prussians continue efforts to annex their vassal of Riga. The Prussians continue developing their economy to recover from the Polish War. The Prussians continue to rebuild their military from the Polish War. The Prussians continue construction on the grand capital city of Marienburg. The Prussians continue work on the next stage of the Prussian Parliament. The main port at Danzig continues to grow as the money flowing in from the Crown Merchants makes the city a very profitable trade node.
  • Masovia: The Kingdom of Masovia also continues recovering their economy, and continues building a new national army. The Masovians continue construction of their capital at Czersk.
  • Riga: The Archbishopric of Riga continue building their economy and continues building of the new national army.
  • Florence: With the war in Savoy over, Florence moves its attention to the Papal States. Florence and her allies declare war on and invade the Papal States and its vassals. The military and economy expands as the infrastructure is built up.
  • Notice From Mangut Nivkhgu Univerisity History Department: At the request of the new Prime Minister, Professer Bodhisatvaped is taking a brief leave of absence while onging negotiations with the pastry chefs union continue. Thank you for your consideration while this delicate issue is resolved (In this year Mangut Nivkhgu expanded 5000 sq km up the Amur River).
    • Note from Commandante: Only my narrator is taking a leave of absence … not me. :-)
  • Chiribaya: We continue to train soldiers.
  • Principalty of Tver: Tverian forces still maintain control of key cities in Finland.
  • Hamburg: The war enters its third year, and Henry II's speech is proven true, Hamburg is the front. Discontent grows as it seems the Holy Roman Emperor is trying to centralize the Empire. Henry II, while angry at this, prioritizes the problems, and focuses on the UNC. He says, "I will not allow a fellow Germanic, one of us, rule Hamburg unilaterally. But I'll be damned if I let Hamburg be ruled by a Norse in Copenhagen." He sends envoys to the other allied nations, asking them to see the immediate threat the UNC poses. Late 1415: Hamburg and allies push back the Norse invaders from the city, during which Norse King Eric dies. A peace conference is called in Danzig, which Henry II participates in. In the negotiated peace, Hamburg is re-established as a free imperial city. It is also revealed that the UNC will fall under the English crown. The dissolution of the Norse throne cause gleeful citizens to take to the streets and cheer. Henry II returns home to a hero's welcome.
  • Aztecs: Begin to better organize the military and reach out to weak tribes to help them against aggressive tribes and economy is improved.
  • Hesse: With the confusion going around in the Empire, along with the Roman Pope scandal, he decides this is the right time to strike. He plans to invade Brunswick-Gottingen. Ludwig I further declares support for Avignon. The 200 pillows ordered by Oldenburg are made and delivered (and yes, they were more comfortable.)
    • ​Oldenburger Diplomacy: The Company of Merchant Adventurers requests an annual order of 100 of the pillows, and will pay a good price.
  • Vijaynagar: Continues to influence Kozhikode. Military and economy continue to expand. Military and trade ships are sent to Venad. Influence continues in Kozhikode. The trade post in Jaffna expands another 200 sq miles making it a total of 800 sq miles. The exportation of cash crops to Vijaynagar's trade partners increases the economy of port cities and large farms, and sets up a small tax (1% of their income) on the merchant class which allows for more money to flow toward the government.
    • Venad: After being vassalized the already Hindu nation gladly welcomes the Vijaynagars. Ships begin to enter the harbor of Venad, some military and some trade bound for the islands of the Kingdom of Cannanore (present-day Lakshadweep) to set up a trading post on the island closest to Venad.
    • 'The Ming Empire Diplomacy:' offers Vijaynagar an alliance.
    • Vijaynagar Dip: Accepts this offer of alliance.
  • Zapotec: Emperor Tlaco expands Danibaan's influence in the surrounding city-states by way of the Zapotec Alliance. Roadways connecting cities in the alliance help merchants and soldiers move more freely between them. The economy booms with trade as a result of the roads. In the coastal regions under Danibaan's influence, more boats are created. Tlaco orders more to be manufactured to bring in goods from the sea. Daibaan continues expanding into the surrounding city-states north along the gulf coast.
  • Milan: Work continues on the Certosa di Pavia, the Castle Visconteo and on the extensive Milan Cathedral. We continue training a proper standing army, utilizing Swiss mercenaries and local recruits. With border disputes now settled between the nations of Austria and Switzerland, we continue opening friendly relations with both nations in hopes of repairing our diplomatic relations and protecting our northern border. We continue constructing cogs and galleys to strengthen our navy and protect our interests on the seas. We fight back against the Venetian invasion and are disappointed at their shameful display. Our leaders issue a statement; “For years Venice has profited by being a mercantile society built on trade. Many have enjoyed this trade, but what security do we have in the chance that this society steals? We truly fight for the preservation of the Mediterranean trade network, for no society run by thieves should be allowed to moderate our trade. No society that builds up rumors and false deeds, attacks their own allies and trade partners and forever thirsts for power at the expense of its neighbors should be tolerated in this region.” We urge the nation of Florence to side with us, for the preservation of North Italy.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: The Doge responds "Where does this talk of thieves come from? We are not stealing anything, in fact we have given charity to many nations, we have built industry and developed knowledge. What can the Milanese say? That they are eating from the Austrian plate like a lapdog, that is what they can say. And of attacking allies? We have done no such thing, true an ally of ours fights an ally of our ally but they are not our enemy. And of thirsts for power? We have done nothing but preach peace and co-operation, and acted in such manners, saving our Christian allies from the Ottoman hordes while Milan plotted the downfall of the Roman Empire's closest allies.
      It is a snake that hisses and hides behind tall grass, and like a snake, the Milanese are trying to hide their true intentions. Like a snake we will cut them, so that their poison does not spread."
  • Portugal continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program on the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, Portuguese traders continue visiting the Castilian settlements in the Canaries. Meanwhile, an expedition to locate "Porto Santo" is launched, under the Admiral of Portugal, Carlos Pessanha. Pessanha manages to locate the island and claim it for the Portuguese Crown. Subsequently, after observing a heavy black cloud suspended to the southwest, Pessanha goes to investigate, and discovers a bigger island. Meanwhile, Margaret of Navarra gives birth to a boy, who is named Luís.
  • Grand Empire of the Timurid Dynasty: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues. Most of the war damage has been repaired. Draka turns 15. The military is built up. Gunpowder weapons reveals the first musket, and it begins to be given to al the armies.
    • Mughal Sultanate: Building of public works continues, while the military is built up and the economy is worked on. Food continues being stocked up.
    • Emirate of Kangra: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Ladakh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Sultanate of Kashmir: The Sultan continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Sind: Sind continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Kingdom of North Iraq: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues.
  • Majapahit: After 20% of the Sunda kingdom is occupied, a peace proposal is send where the Majapahitians annex 20% of the territory of the Sunda Kingdom. A large project, partialy funded by merchants, starts. The goal of this project is to connect the five biggest cities of Java and the biggest harbor of Java, Lasem.
    • Majapahitian Dip to China: May we have the recipe for blackpowder?
    • Ming Dip: China presents the Majapahits with the recipe for gunpowder.
  • County of Oldenburg: Oldenburg continues its position of Sedevacantism, and continues to encourage the Prince-Bishops of Munster and Osnabruck to join his protest. As it is but a small country wielding little power, Oldenburg doesn't get all that rapped up in the current state of affairs of the empire. The regiment sent to fight the UNC continues fighting and occasional news of their bravery filters through from traders, but apart from that the County manages to keep out of the way. The OHG's "mega-voyage" returns from the Mediterranean, bearing spices, silks, wine, olive oil, glass and all manner of other things. As well as that, the OHG's small land-based contingent returns from Hesse with their 200 softer pillows, which are an instant success amongst the Oldenburger nobility. It is rumoured that even the Count himself uses one of the Hessian pillows (or Hessows). All in all, it's a good year for the OHG. Profit margins are high, and for the first time since its founding, not all of the profits are re-invested directly into the next voyage. The company pays its first annual tax. Count Christian uses this money to build the remaining Frisian Island forts on Baltrum, Langeoog, Spiekeroog and Wangerooge (military turn). Crown prince Dietrich is now 17, really quite old, and is now in desperate search for a wife.
    • Portuguese diplomacy: Attempting to get better diplomatic relations with other nations than England and Castille, King João I offers the hand of his daughter Branca, four years younger than Dietrich.
    • Oldenburger Diplomacy: Count Christian gladly accepts King Jao's offer, and he hopes the marriage (next year?) will bring our nations closer together.
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: Wilhelm of Holland passes away in his sleep and with this his estates formally pass onto Katrina of Holland, As Duchess of Brabant, Lady of Frisia, Countess of Hainaut, and Countess of Holland. Engelburt is declared co-ruler. However, it is quite clear that he as the leader of the General Estates holds most of the power, which does not bother the young duchess. Jaqueline is officially of an age were she can marry the heir to throne of the UNC. As the Holy Roman Empire continues to destabilize and open revolt breaks out Engelburt once more requests a military alliance with the rest of the nations of the Netherlands to protect regional stability and regional economic growth, using the growing opportunism within the German states as a clear example that if the Netherlands don't stand together it will be mopped away by the brutal and expansive German states (I really need a mod response to this). trade and production continue to be the dominant economic activiities of the estates. Engelburt and the General Estates pass a law guaranteeing greater libeties to the citizens of the estates (this is plausible as many of the leaders of the lowlands estates did this in the early 1400's so it is OK to confirm yourself) . Engelburt continues to distance the the estates from the Emperor and from Imperial politics that have nothing to do with the Netherlands nations. Military growth continues as the levying laws are adjusted to better suit the Estates internal situation,and more cannons and handguns are produced. Tinkering with the arquebus designs continues. A young priest named Johann Matthiesen from The Hague who has been influenced by the changing religious environment begins writing pieces influenced by earlier works and on the general belief that deep reforms in the church are needed to bring about true worship to god. The papers he are writing peek the interest of the intellectual circles of the lowlands, they are very similar to the papers of OTL Martin Luther and John Calvin though are still in early stages close to OTL Jan Hus beliefs, i'm not referring directly to Jan Hus but rather to his OTL ideas. Engelburt sees this might be the inspiration needed to reform the church within the Estates and he begins promoting the Young priest's works. Military build up begins to protect the Estates and to protect their independent path. He seeks a formal military alliance with France, and continues to seek closer ties with England, Castille, Prussia, and the rest of the Netherlands countries.
    • Mod Response: Yes, you are permitted to join these states into an alliance.~~Andrew
  • The Kingdom of England (Member state of the Kingdoms of Greater Albion)- English military and navy are expanded with many new war cogs being added to the English Fleets. Archbishop Keen begins to build a platform for the separation and formation of a new "True Church".The Venetian offer is accepted and gives permission for Venetian designers to build the Roscol House. English shipping grows as the merchant navy is finally free of pirates and other issues. The Crown Trading Company begins to trade heavily in the North Sea region and in France. England's coffers continue to grow with the trade from Venezia and Castille being huge factors. The United Kingdoms of Greater Albion continue to grow with the entirety of the Eire members. Scotland is still being talked to, it is expected they will join in the coming years. The Crown Trading Company asks to set up business in Holland and the UNC. The newly formed Royal Bank of England also seeks to expand into France and the Lowlands. Venice is supported by the Crown against the untrustworthy Milanese. The Western Catholic Church continues to gain support after the constant failures of Rome. A new Pope is proposed. (Waiting on a response from France on this). England offers Holland, too, but the portion of business they lost when the Austrians pulled support. Trade becomes almost entirely dominated by the Crown Trading Company in France and the Isles, with a signifigant presence appearing in the UNC and Holland. The Merchant Navy is expanded and now rivals great nations like Castille and Venice. England hopes to unseat the Hansetic League and become the most powerful trading monoploy in Northern Europe. The World Exploration Council is founded by the King in hopes of finding new lands and routes to Asia (though currently it only exists on paper.) A small book written in 1400 is discovered in the old chambers of the now dead Geoffery Chaucer. The book is called The Canterbury Tales.
    • ​Dublin: The port is expanded. Crown Trading establishes its Irish headquarters. Military is upgraded as well as the navy. The Royal Bank of England establishes its Eire HQ. Dublin supports the new Church.
    • Wales: The Welsh military and navy are expanded. The Royal Bank of England establishes its Welsh HQ. Wales supports the new Church.
  • Japan (Hosokawa Clan): Hosokawa Taichi, Kampaku of Japan becomes ill. During the early days of his illness he asks the Shogun and the Emperor to transfer the title of Kampaku to his son Hosokawa Katashi, who is heir to the Hosokawa daimyo and through his wife, Kono Mariko, the Kono daimyo. Katashi decides to take matters in his own hands and temporarily assumes the position of Clan Leader during his father's absence. He sends diplomats to the Ming Empire in order to discuss the increasing of their trade relations. He also sends emissaries to the Ashikaga Shogun asking him to sell maps of the areas explored by the Shogun (Taiwan, etc). As Kono Mariko becomes pregnant, Katashi decides to build a Shinto shrine in order to gain a blessing for his unborn child. Blueprints are being made.
    • ​The Ming Empire agrees to closer trade relations with the Hosokawa.
  • ​The Ming Empire's treasure fleet rounds the southern coast of South Africa on its way to Europe. More ships continue to be produced in the dockyards of the Yangtze Delta. A trade monopoly in tea and silk is cultivated with the secrets being kept under heavy lock and key. The Yongle Emperor, open to creativity and exploration, opens China's first "university" in Hangzhou. Tainan is vassalised. Korea, Tainan, Qara Del and the Haixi Jurchens develop their military. News that "Japanese pirates" are harassing Dai Viet's coastline, prompts Ming China to sink two vessals intruding on Ming and Dai Viet's territorial waters in the East China Sea, they are later found to be from the Ashikaga Clan.
  • I'm not sure about this, but are you sure Chinese ships can circumnavigate Africa already? -Sky
    • Don't they have a surprise waiting for them?
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): Due to the attacks from the Ming Empire on our ships, we close our ports to the Ming Empire. From across we see five Ming ships coming toward us. We load our cannons to attack the ships coming toward us. None of the five ships makes it to shore. The title of Kampaku will go to Hosakawa Taichi's son Hosokawa Katashi 'til Taichi is back to health. Doctors are sent to Hosokawa to treat Tachi and help him get back to health. A copy of the map of Taiwan and Southern Asia is being made for the Hosokawa clan. They will pay 10,000 dollars in imitation Chinese coins. (equivalent to 10,000 American dollars OTL). We fix up our roads and add outposts in different areas just in case to watch out for enemies. Six more ships are being built. We build up our military and navy. All Chinese people in our country are either killed or sent back to the Ming Empire. A record of 30% of Chinese people are killed and starved in camps 'til the Ming Emperor calls off its military and lets me explore Vietnam. The other 70% are either sent back to the Ming empire or forced to be used as slaves to noble families.
    • Hosokawa dip: Katashi thanks the Ashikaga clan and pays the money for the maps.
    • You deleted my post. DO NOT DO IT AGAIN.~~Andrew
    • Cannons?
    • How would you like it if I colonized your nation with your nation in a relatively stable state? Of course, you would complain and say that this was implausible, and this is exactly what you are trying to do with Vietnam, with the differential that they have no player, and are protected by China. And we don't allow nations to colonize grey countries ever since PMI. Just because they are NPCs doesn't mean that they are pushovers.
    • OK, do you want me to do an algo then? If not then I will leave from Vietnam, but they are not allies with China. I thought it was easyer to colonize no-player nation ok sorry.
  • Ulster: An Ulsterian cobbler begins to produce standard sizes of shoes, rather than shoes tailored specifically for individuals. This change affects merchants and the like, as they do not have the money to spend on specifically tailored shoes. This also has an impact on the army, as they are able to purchase vast quantities of boots that fit the majority of the forces, lowering the cost of going to war. Ulsterian forces are moved to the border with Breifne under cover of darkness, and launch a mass assault across the border, whilst the king announces his aim to unite the entire of Ireland down to Munster under the Ulsterian banner, to widespread cheers from the crowds of people listening. Meanwhile, Ulsterian naval ships, under the guise of being traders, sail down the coast and drop troops off on the Breifne coast. Algo coming. Ulster continues to send supplies and weapons to Munster for their war.
  • The Crusader Kingdom of Cyprus: works on its military and economy. Rebulit ties with the Malmuks continue, for safe travel of Catholics to the Holy Land. Alliances are requested with Florence, Castille, Austria, and Milan. Vassalization of the Knights Hospitaller of St Johns continues (three turns left). The French and Italian population grows.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: We accept.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire is pleased with the conditions of the treaty with Savoy, and Roman troops occuy the islands won from the war. The minting of gold coins stops this year due to a lot of trade being disrupted from the war in Europe. Because of this war, the Roman miltiary expands its navy by another fifty ships and 5000 troops, bringing the total number of troops and ships up to 20,000 and 150, respectively. The economy grows regardless, mainly because of expanded trade with the Golden Horde. The Roman trade routes now go as far into the Horde as Sarai, the capital. Trade links are confirmed to still spread as far into the Middle East as Damascus. This is enough to support the Roman economy this year, although the Emperor hopes that the war will end soon enough to have trade occur once again. With the attack on Venice by Cyprus, the Empire honors its arrangments with Venice, as well as its secret deal with Naples, and mobilizes a force to invade the island. Most of the fleet and the army are mobilized. A force of 7500 is sent to the island to occupy it along with a force from Naples. The navy is sent to blockade the islands most important ports. Trade with the island is halted in order to put pressure on the nation. The Orthodox Greek citizens of the island are encouraged by the Roman government to rise up against the unjust Latin government and its policies of serfdom. A small contingent of troops is sent to Venice to aid them in any capacity required. The army purchases a few more hand cannons to outfit its troops. The Emperor is also interested in extending the truce provision of the Treaty of Aegina with the Ottomans and wonders if they will do the same.
    • Trebizond: Trebizond sends ships to the Empire to help it in case of war. The economy expands as trade routes traverse into Azerbaijan. The Empire begins to purchase hand cannons to outfit an elite few soldiers with the weapons.
    • Theodoro: Training of Crimean Gothic levies continues. Renovations of the capital of Doros continues, and is a fine merger of the Crimean Gothic and Greek culture groups present in the nation. Trade is expanded with the Golden Horde, increasing relations with that nation.
    • Ottoman Dip: The Sultan is indeed interested in extending the treaty, to ensure non-aggression and continued trade relations.
  • Bengal Sultanate: The decrease in taxes on the landed elite do their job in most areas of the Sultanate, decreasing the tax load on the peasantry and earning him their support. The tax cuts on the merchant class allow for more trade to be conducted, and a recent lax on some of the quota laws allows for more goods to be shipped from Bengal, greatly increasing trade income. The influence on Orissa continues due to the alliance signed by both powers, and the previous agreement by them that made us their only trade partner. Influence grows on Ahom and Koch, as now we provide much of their food, and many of their other goods since they now trade exclusively with us. The money gained from the trade continues to arm the various levies of the Sultanate, the landed elite, Orissa, and Arakan. Some of the money gained from trade is also put toward the construction of a few Islamic temples in various large cities in the Sultanate. Trading merchants begin to search the Eastern coast of Africa after stopping off in Yemen to search for more potential trade destinations. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat. The land gained from the war with Jaunpur is developing nicely, with both food and cash crops being grown in large amounts. The vassalization process beings on Aoch and Kohm (Year One). With our merchants traveling to Ava, Koch, Ahom and Arakan regularly, Islam begins to gain a foothold in their nations.
    • Arakan (Vassal of Bengal): The nation is ruled by a tolerant king, named Raja Anuj Chandra Charmchi, friendly to the Bengali Sultanate due to their favorable policies that have helped the Arakan states economy grow and diversify. Due to their trade being controlled mainly by Bengal for many years, their vassalization by Bengal has allowed them to open up their ports to other nations, and serve as resting point for many Bengali traders. Due to the influx of Islamic merchants into Arakan, several of the larger cities in Arakan begin to see some conversion of their residents to Islam.
      • Bengali Diplomacy (Needs Mod Response, Please and Thank You): Due to our two states growing closer together, we ask the prestigious nation of Garjat to become our ally.
  • Wallachia: Now 18 years of age, Mihail I of Wallachia begins to co-rule with his father Mircea. The young prince shows great tact in negotiating, and seems to be a competent military commander. However, only time will tell. The economy is growing slowly again after the military build-up, and mining is encouraged. The foundry in Sulina is steadily expanding and roughly 30% of all Wallachian iron ore is processed in the facility on its way to market. 1500 more crossbows are produced and distributed, which continues to be a drain on the treasury.
    • Moldavia: The prince Alexander I is “persuaded” to marry his first born daughter Cneajna to Mihail in order to consolidate power between the two royal families. The marriage is planned for 1417 and will be held in Târgul Socilor. The army trains for two weeks and the navy practices its gunnery.
  • Iroquois Confederacy: The first Great Council meeting in the area to be named after the deceased martyr of the Confederacy, Degenawada, is held. With new iron weapons and tools, the tribes of the Confederacy begin to prosper as hunting, fishing and agriculture is made easier. Hunting begins to decline in importance as more land is cleared and prepared for farming, and wood carving and blacksmithing of new items and objects begins to be undertaken by some, producing trade goods. It will still take three years for Degenawada City to be finished.
  • In the UNC, Eric of Pomerania is killed by Swedish nationalists. There is a massive backlash, and within days, the Grand Council is collapsed, with the Norwegians and Danish attacking the Swedes. Though they initially win, they then quarrel, turning the skirmishes into a full-blown three way civil war. The wars against Russia and Austria are totally forgotten, and their troops smash deeply into UNC territory. Copenhagen and Stockholm both fall, and Oslo is sacked by Swedish troops. There is no longer any authority over any of the UNC, except what HRE and Russian troops have annexed.
  • Requires review, I think, for plausibility. I wasn't even aware that Eric was a major figure right now.
  • ... He's the King, as of 1412.
  • As a quasi mod I declare this implausible to the sixth degree!
  • OK, then.
  • UNC (repost): Eric of Pomerania dies of dysentery after a hard campaign in Hamburg, though he succeeds in taking the city. However, on his deathbed, with no heirs, he names the King of Bavaria, Wittelsbach, as his heir. The Bavarians and the UNC are now united. Guns Out.
  • Great quasi mod say Denmark, Sweden and Norway will rebel. Great quasi mod hath spoken.
  • I agree it is implausible. You can't just name a random German ally your heir. If anything, it would go to one of the other Swedish and Danish families. Essentially the UNC just dissolves and becomes separate nations.

Since guns refuses to stay he has given England control over Norway, Sweden and Denmark. We share a common ancestry. ~~Andrew

Right that. ^ ~~Guns

  • Ottoman Empire: The Sultan continues vassalization efforts in the Middle East (most notably Dulkadir, Black Sheep, and Erzincan), staying true to the Empire’s right to these states based on the Timurid treaty. The Sultan is also concerned with the rapid expansion of the Mamluks, and sends troops to the border of the Empire as well as some vassal states to ensure protection. Less effort is put into protection in the Hungarian border, as villagers have noticed that the Hungarian presence has waned. Meanwhile, interested in expanding the trade and naval efforts of the Empire, the Sultan sends a fleet of the finest Ottoman ships to the city of Maurolaca, a city in the coast between the Venetian Crimea and Georgia, to establish a trade colony (the Golden Horde had previously failed to reply to the request for trade). The Sultan recognizes battle may occur because of the establishment, and prepares newer battleships and trains more soldiers in case of war with the Golden Horde (it's about time that the Ottomans start causing trouble ^_^).
  • KIngdom of Cuzco: Expansion continues as we push another 50 km south. Military training and infrastructure work continues. (I'll be back tomorrow).
  • Novgorod: We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords, and composite bows, increasing our military capabilities in case of war. The nation’s training and advancement of military continues. One of our crossbow designers suggest that we redesign the crossbow so it become more accurate at long distances. The research for the crossbow is still in progress. We are looking to produce the crossbow in the next two years. We expand north (by 9 pixels) into undiscovered land. The recent classes of Koch ships are being manufactured in Novgorod. The town of St Patriksburg’s population grows a bit more that last year. As the construction of the town improves, the kremlin finishes, trade becoming more in demand, the town gains slightly. Because of the trade road built with Tver our economy increases. We are still talking about the possible unification of the Rus’ with Muscovy. The Russian language is spreading throughout the nation. We build a private school in the city of Novgorod. This is our first school, next year we are looking to build two more private schools across the nation.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: Our troops are being pushed back slowly by the Golden Horde. Our economy continues to be developed. In preparation of an attack against Moscow, hand cannons and ballistas are placed across the walls of the city.
  • Castile: With the developing situation in Italy King Henry begins to gear up for war with his forces being geared up. The Nobility as well as the Royal army are called up with a large force of nearly 20,000 being called up. The Castilian economy begins to shift toward developing and building weaponry and warships with large cannon-bearing ships being shifted toward the Mediterranean. The Castilian economy while being war oriented begins a larger process of pulling in more money through trade.The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to conver populations. The infrastructure of Castile is also expanded more. Castile, in order to facilitate more conversions to Christianity, imposes higher taxes on non-Christians in the areas it controls personally or by proxy through its vassals. Castile allows the Kingdom of the Canaries to operate as vassal state. Castilian nobility unable to prevent large amounts of exodus from their fuedal estates begin to hire the men for their valued labor skills rather than keep them tied to the land. This is done to keep them around. While highly frowned upon, most of the nobles have to do this in order to produce food enough for the populace - as well as keep many things up and running and meet quotas. This allows for the beginning developments of merchants, artisans and others to begin actually making more money from their efforts. The Castilian traders officially cut off trade of firearms to Oyo due to the low amount in Castile in general and their need for the military which is outfitting them on ships and castles. Prince John of Castile continuing with his education makes some of his first public appearances. The Prince is received relatively well by the people and is seen as extremely intelligent and competent. Castile's fleet is recalled and the ships are put to better use fully securing many of Castile's trade routes. Castile accepts Bavarias alliance request from last turn but refuses to get further invovled in the HRE's idiocy. Castile breaks away from the corrupt church as well joining alongside England as one of the founders of the new choose. It does go to say that Castile will rejoin if the Roman church ever regains its sanity
    • Granada: Granada, gaining territory from Castile and Venetia's conflict with Morocco and its allies, begins to settle the area it took more thoroughly but is noticing settlements of Christians popping up rather than settlements of Muslims. The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir discovers that his youngest son is Christian and decides to keep it a secret for the time being. He does, however, not get mad at his son but cautiously accepts him and begins to talk with his son about religion in his free time with his son. The country also begins to see some issues with its settlement in Morocco with many of them being Christian Castilians or converts. This begins to show a demand for the Granadan area to be ceded. This, however, is not a relatively large issue as the Granadans seeing increased wealth of the country and more tolerance throughout their country in general would much rather be rid of a large amount of Christians.
    • Kingdom of the Canaries: Now granted a semi-autonomous status from Castile the Canaries begin to work up their economy to a certain degree greatly utilizing the traders from Portugal as well as the new route to Oyo, and the trade from the Mediterranean the Canaries is able to build upon the multiple viable settlements and a moderately sized and growing population. The Canaries do also expand their settlement by 1000 hoping to take the remaining islands.
  • Grand Duchy of Bavaria: Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI succesfully vassalizes the lords of Ingolstadt. In other news, the population continues to rise. Heinrich and his council continue to allow the training of new troops. Several markets are constructed in Landshut as well as trade houses for Castilian traders. In diplomatic news, the War against Austria is over after just a year. The Treaty of Danzig is drafted, where Bavaria will begin a union under the Grand Duchy of Bavaria. Extensive fleet basing rights in Austria were also bargained, lasting one hundred and fifty years, until the year 1565. Furthermore, a truce of a decade is created with the Austrians, as well as a promise to improve relations. To accomplish this, Grand Duke Heinrich sends several diplomats to Austria to re-establish friendly relations and offer manpower for war reparations and repairs. Markets are reopened to Austrian merchants as well. In European news, Heinrich is shocked over the violent dissolution of the great UNC. As an ally, this is particularly worrisome to the government of Bavaria, but none-of-the-less Heinrich maintains a level head and works to maintain relations with the now English headed UNC. In Austria, several new ship plans are drafted to be constructed. In late 1415, Heinrich XVI declares his neutrality in the intensified Catholic schism, and follows the example of France in strengthening and soldifying the religious community already present in Bavaria. Many government officials, however, expect Heinrich to declare an allegiance sometime soon, most likely to Avignon.
    • Munchen: Work continues on Queen Isabell University, with the curricula of mathematics and theology added to the various language courses already offered. Grand Duchess Isabell, herself, begins holding summer court in Munchen. Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Munchen as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Straubing: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Straubing as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Ingolstadt: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
  • Kingdom of Naples: King Ladislaus I continues the reforms. Continues the construction and improvement of shipyards, and production of new boats to combat the pirates of the Mediterranean. Territorial defense continues being built based on border forts. The king continues sending ships to patrol the trade routes of the Byzantine Empire and also protect them from pirates.The new Naval Academy in Taranto continues the technological research with Venice. The King of Naples following the ideas of his personal advisers, continues to give new impetus to the culture within the kingdom and its vassal states, in art, science, etc. This year the Queen Mary gives birth to two girls, who are baptized as Joanna and Elizabeth.
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. Andrea Orsi, a nobleman from a wealthy family, still promotes aid to the Knights of St John, who in the middle of these events continue with their work of helping the pilgrims and fighting the infidels. Andrea Orsi provide support to this religious order, and he also use his own money to prove his faith.
    • Mantua: Improves the economy and the military. Pietro Panucci and his son, Giacomo, continue with the idea of ​​a machine that makes work easier to copyists of manuscripts (future printing).
    • Genoa: Improves the economy and the military. The Duchy of Genoa continues trading from the Black Sea to the Straits of Gibraltar, using new models of ships with cargo holds of more spacious and allow greater profit. With the help of Neapolitan military fleet, try to force richest commercial rights in Tunisian ports. Also the city of Monaco is beginning to be incorporated into our sphere of influence for subsequent annexation to the Duchy of Genoa.
    • Corsica: Improves the economy and the military. The exploitation of salt mines and silver continues. In the same way, the vine crops increase in extension and quality, and the manufacture of wine each year improves in quality and quantity, being recognized as the best European wine.
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. The Prince of Zeta continues using the military presence of Zeta and Naples in Dukgjini. That way, the domestic situation will stabilize, and the process of vassalage will be complete in two years.
    • Vatican City: The king sent a group of Cardinals his confidence to meet the Pope in Avignon. They take the proposal to meet with King Ladislaus, and offer an asylum in the Vatican City, as a new Papal headquarters, for the entire Christian faith.
  • The Jochid Ulus continues its marginally victorious war against Muscowy, as the Hordes slowly but surely push forward evermore into Muscovite territory. Victory begins to be celebrated in the streets of Sarai. Trade increases with Theodoro and the Byzantine empire peacefully, as the Ulus continues allowing more merchants from these nations into the country. The Jochid Ulus sends a diplomat to Maurolaca, seeking to diffuse the situation with the Ottomans. They propose allowing Ottoman trading to come into the Empire, in return for the Ottomans abandoning their colony. The Ulus' own territories in the Yamal expand northward by 2000 sq km this year. The population continues to grow throughout the nation, especially in the cities. Obran-Osh begins to grow now that the Muscovites have been pushed back from the border.
    • Great Perm continues to help the Ulus in their war against Muscowy. Problems between Muslims and Christians continues. Kolvakvar grows.
    • Adyghea spreads 2000 sq km as more tribes of the Circassians and Ubykhs are forced into submission. Maykop grows, and the economy does as well. The Duchy feels threatened by the Ottomans, and mobilises its small army.
  • Navajo: With the meeting over between the Chief Tooh and The Grand Council of Elders, Chief Tooh returns and requests the Transitional Government to step down. They refuse, however, and Tooh's army surrounds the Government's building, which has an army as well. It is decided that there should be a peace treaty instead. "Better to be united in peace than divided in war." It is eventually decided that the Transitional Government should go help establish the Trading Post and make it thrive and that Chief Tooh should remain in power. Centralization continues and economic development begins.
  • Cahokian Civilisation: The internal and external threats facing the Cahokian Civilisation continue to diminish due to the actions of the Cahokians. The internal threats are now barely noticeable, with the problems facing the Cahokians pretty much being entirely from the outside. Political power over the Cahokian Civilisation remains firmly centralised in Cahokia. The elite of Cahokia continue to hold political power over the whole civilisation. The Chief of the Cahokian Civilisation, Great Alligator, continues to hold a tight grasp on power. The House of Birdman remains a strong political threat, with many people continuing to support him. The idea of a Cahokian Kingdom, led by a Cahokian King, continues to have a mass following. But many in the political elite don’t want to see such a dramatic change. The House of Great Alligator continues to oppose this, as they believe it could lead to the House of Birdman seizing this future throne. Trade between the Cahokian Civilisation and Moundville Civilisation continues at its maximum level for the current time. Moundville continues its irreversible reliance on the Cahokian Civilisation for certain resources not found in the south. The traders of the Cahokian elite purposefully inflate and deflate the value of a number of resources on the Moundville markets once again. This further destabilises the Moundville Civilisation, and damages its economy. This leads to the Moundville Civilisation to develop an even larger reliance on the Cahokian Civilisation. The ‘Epic Flying Serpent Mound’ continues construction; with the main structure beginning to be built, it is now two years from completion. Pilgrimages from the Moundville Civilisation continue to the site under construction, even increasing in size. The threat from the Moundvillian religious effigies and so called 'new Southern Cult' is being diminished quickly as a result. The settlements on and near the coast of the Great Lakes in the far north of the Cahokian Civilisation continue to produce bountiful harvests, bolstered with fish and crustaceans caught from the Great Lakes. These settlements continue to grow in size. The population of Cahokia grows to around 75,000 Cahokians thanks to natural population growth, surpassing its own record as the most populous settlement in the Americas of all-time once again. Annual crop growth surrounding Cahokia continues to be stable, and always returns crops of extremely high quality in large numbers. This allows Cahokia and the rest of the Cahokian Civilisation to always have a surplus in their food stocks. The trading of this surplus to the Moundville Civilisation continues to make them further reliant on the Cahokians. The well-established trade network within the Cahokian Civilization allows the various food stocks to be transported among all of the Cahokian lands. The monthly waste removal ritual continues within Cahokia and all the settlements within the Cahokian Civilisation. The water supply canal systems within the Cahokian Civilisation continue to provide a clean and reliant supply of freshwater to all Cahokians. Medicine men continue to be prevalent within Cahokia thanks to the increasing population, and they retain their positions as important members of the elite. They remain spread throughout the Cahokian Civilisation. Their efforts increase, and they become more proficient in effective medicine, speeding up the decline in disease rates. The death rate within Cahokia itself and the rest of the Cahokian lands goes into an even faster freefall as a result. The Cahokian Civilisation as a result is continuing to see extremely fast net population growth. The number of warriors of the Cahokian Civilisation grows, and they are given even more efficient weapons, in the form of iron swords and shields. The use of iron arrowheads has made Cahokian archers unmatched in the Americas. Nearly all High Priests of the Southern Cult continue to reside in the Cahokian Civilisation. The High Priests in the Moundville Civilisation continue to be heavily influenced by their counterparts in the Cahokian Civilisation. A massive number of Moundvillians continue to make annual pilgrimages to see the religious sites within Cahokian lands. Expansion to the east of Cahokian lands continues with fervour, and now with the use of iron weaponry, is expected to reach and control a decent section of the coast within the next two years. We expand 20,000 sq km outward from the eastern protrusion as a result. The scouts in the north stay in position. Iron and copper continue to be traded from the Great Lakes’ settlements in large quantities to keep the production of weapons and ceremonial items at its current high rates. The trade posts on OTL Chesapeake Bay and OTL New York Bay continue to send back resources, and grow in size. More mound settlements are built around the trade posts, to house the families of the traders. The main groupings of these settlements are on OTL Staten Island in OTL New York Bay and the site of OTL Norfolk on OTL Chesapeake Bay. The creation and stabilization of the Etowah Civilisation under the Cahokian Civilisation continues, and is expected to be completed in one year's time. A simple message is sent to the breakaway Moundville state, offering the chance to become a vassal peacefully.
  • France: the military and navy are built up, The Papal claim over France is heard. However, the French king and Duke of Burgundy states," we will recognize the Pope as the sole leader of Christendom but our nation has already been too damaged and thus we shall not hear beyond reason the Papacy's voice in other matters. Furthermore, we shall organize the institution on our own to avoid future crisis as the Papacies both caused. While this the colony on the Canary Islands expands 1000 sq km toward Northern Africa across the Strait of St Marie forming the city of Aix-la-France (trolololol). While this, the vassalage of Bourbon and Berry continues. We accept the Dutch allegiance offer.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. Vassalage of Lorraine continues. The same choice made by the French is taken by the Burgundians as they feel the same way as France.
    • Flanders: Military and navy are built up, economy expands.
    • Blois: Military, economy expands.
    • Dunois: Military and economy expands.
    • Angouleme: Military and economy expands.
    • Parthenay: Military and economy expands.
    • Perigord: Military and economy expands.
    • Saluzzo: Military and economy expands.
    • Orleans: Military and economy expand
  • The Mamluk Sultanate focuses on solidifying control over the veritable empire that has been formed. Nasir-ad-Din Faraj declares that the Egypto-Syriac realm is to be called the Mamluk Sultanate, while the entirety of his possessions, including all vassals and Mesopotamia, are to be called the Burji Empire. With the war's toll on society winding down, people continue to embrace pride in their Empire, of which they feel that they are a valuable part. Use and research of gunpower continues in massive quantities, with hopes that the entire infantry will be using firearms by 1425. Work to reintegrate Damascus and the Levantine Kingdom continue, but in reality these efforts are not that difficult. Education of nobles, and now merchants, continues, as Damascus begins to investigate the possibilities of opening their own University. Work begins on the Red Sea navy, with hopes that the Mamluks will be able to influence India more. To make these goals a reality,Halil bin Sana takes another leave of absence from the University, and sails to the Bahmani Sultanate, where a trade agreement is drafted and later approved. Then, Halil travels to Raigama, and puppetization, stabilization, and influence begins with the arrival of a large delegation. The spice trade picks up, as does trade in coffee and other goods which Europe wants. Mogasdishu expands another 10,000 sq km. into al-Sumal, as work continues on improving Mogadishu. Mombasa grows in regional power as leaders struggle to catch up to Mogadishu. Influence over Zanzibar continues. The economy grows as trade picks up, with major outports being located primarily in Italy, and now Byzantium. This leads all states of the Holy Islamic Empire to grow their economy.
    • Makuria and Alodia end up combining much earlier than perviously anticipated as the Emir of Alodia falls dead, in what is suspected to be poisoning. Investigations prove that the poisoning was ordered by the King of Ethiopia, although evidence is scant. This leads to the formation of the Emirate of Nubia. The Aldoian prince will inherit the Emirate, but for now it is the Makurian Emir who governs the entirety of Nubia. As a unified state, Nubia expands by 10,000 sq km.
    • Ifat expands 10,000 sq km to the south, along the coast, as the nation's military capacity increases, focusing on the navy. Socotra also grows it military, but focuses on a large navy to protect the mouth of the Red Sea from pirates and enemies. The Moroccan culture continues to thrive. Cicilia, grows its military as tensions in Anatolia always have a chance of erupting. The war in Cyprus catches the attention of the Cicilian Emir, but he stay uninvolved, hoping that the Byzantines do not look toward his state to expand. He then begins to vassalize the Dulkadir Emirate, with backing from the Sultanate proper.
    • Yemen's progress toward reconstruction is extremely positive, as the whole of the nation is brought up to expected standards. Mecca helps Yemen reconstruct, in exchange for Yemen returning the land it gained by unlawful expansion, which Yemen accepts after pressure from the Sultan. Oman begins to be culturally integrated with the rest of the realm, so far being the most disparate of all direct vassals (just goes to show how powerful the Arabian culture war). All Arabian states expand 10,000 sq km. each.
  • The Kingdom of Mesopotamia, formerly the Jalayrid Sultanate, ruled by al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem, but really ruled by his father and regent, Nasir-al-Din Faraj, continues to re-integrate Baghdad. Vassalization of Basra continues this year. Mosul expands 10,000 sq km to the south. Both states grow their militaries.
  • ​Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications built. They also increase trading with each other.
  • Provence: Is given a new impetus to the economy and especially trade, taking advantage of the port of Marseille. Similarly, more mercenaries to protect the royal's territories are recruited. The Count of Provence moves his influence and continue the vassalization of Alencon, Narbonne and Vendome. The Count continue the influence on Britanny, and is happy for the new military alliance.
  • Anjou: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
  • Avignon: Pope Victor IV excomunicates the Pope in Rome, and asks any European country to believe in him.
  • Moravia: Military development continues. The war against the United Norse Crown continues. We are angered by the Venetian treachery, forcing us to continue hostilities against them.
    • Brandenburg: Continues military development. War continues against UNC. War begins against Venice.
    • Luxembourg: Continues military development. War continues against UNC. War begins against Venice.
  • Oyo Empire: Oyo continues to expand by 10,000 km, converting those new subjects it discovers to Catholicism, prasing it as being responsible for the peace the various Yoruba and non-Yoruba tribes have with one another. The third census of Oyo concludes that the population has risen to 2,773,146 inhabitants, and the taxes are adjusted accordingly to support these new subjects. It has been acknowledged that the recent expansion of the empire's borders is responsible for the greatly increased population count. The construction of additional sisan seafaring vessels continue, with increasing gains made with the trade pacts held between the Oyo and the neighboring kingdoms. The trade with Mali alone brings in a large share of the nation's wealth, though the trade with Benin has been growing recently to rival such trade. The reverse-engineering of European technology continues, with the clergy supporting the scientific efforts to make brakethroughs based on the equipment left behind by the visiting Castillians. The literacy program continues to spread throughout Oyo, with a new effort made by the government to reach out to women to have them read so as to make them employable, and support the industrialization of the empire. Oranyan urges his male subjects to support the effort, stating not only the fact that women make up half of the empire, but also the fact that the more literate a woman is, the more money they can bring into the household, a statement that raises the interest in many men to have their sisters, wives, and daughters learn how to read and write. With the news of the Catholic Church's internal issues, the Catholic Church in Oyo obeys the wishes of the Vatican, and stands down to await news of their new Pope and his plans for the church as a unit.

1416

With the Treaty of Danzig signed among the states of the United Norse Crown and the Holy Roman Empire, the war officially ends. The war ends essentially as white peace, with neither side making any significant territorial gains.

The Council of Constance draws some headway regarding the issue of the Western Schism when the Genoese claimant also resigns. This leaves the Avignon Papacy as the only one with a standing Pope, and pressure is put on him to resign as well.

The Genoese Pope was deposed in 1407, by Naples.
So what's the situation with Russia?
  • Vijaynagar: After successfully vassalizing Venad, the Empire decides to declare war on The Maldives (NPC) to prevent the further spread of Islam near its territories. The expansion into Jaffna continues another 200 sq mi.
    • Venad: Declares war on The Maldives along with Vijaynagar. Venad under the rule of Vijaynagar expands further into The Kingdom of Cannanore via the trading post 200 sq mi.
      • Bengali Diplomacy: We pledge ourselves to aid our ally by sending them a mercenary force of 1000 Islamic soldiers, sending them to re-inforce the main Vijanagar force.
      • His war is to exterminate Islam in Maldives, you can not send Muslim soldiers to exterminate Islam. It makes no sense.
      • My force isn't meant to help him exterminate Maldivians. It's meant to help defend him against the Timurid's and Mamluk's magical navies since Vijaynagar helped Bengal against Jaunpur.
  • Grand Duchy of Bavaria: Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI begins petitioning the lords of Nurnburg and Burgau for manpower and tribute. In other news, the population continues to rise. Heinrich and his council continue to allow the training of new troops. Several markets are constructed in Landshut as well as trade houses for Austrian and Castilian traders. Grand Duke Heinrich sends several diplomats to Austria to re-establish friendly relations and offer manpower for war reparations and repairs. In Austria, several new ship plans are drafted to be constructed, and by 1416 a trade route begin being formulated. Heinrich XVI declares his neutrality in the intensified Catholic schism, and follows the example of France in strengthening and soldifying the religious community already present in Bavaria as well as slowly cutting ties with Rome. Heinrich plans to form a church, with Catholicism and the Pope at its center, but mostly with independent functions and structures. Many government officials, however, expect Heinrich to declare an allegiance sometime soon, most likely to Avignon.
    • Munchen: Work continues on Queen Isabell University, with the curricula of mathematics and theology added to the various language courses already offered. Grand Duchess Isabell, herself, begins holding summer court in Munchen. Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Munchen as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Straubing: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Straubing as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Ingolstadt: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: After the transfer of land from Austria to Bavaria, the Doge sees an oppotunity to trade. Whereas Austria was uncooperative and now is almost an inhospitible climate for Venetian trade, the newly united Bavaria is welcoming and after fighting together in the recent war Venetian traders and businessmen see Bavaria as a rising power in the world. The Doge offers a trade agreement and formal alliance to the Bavarians.
    • Bavaria Dip: We gladly accept both the alliance and trade agreement. Heinrich notes that both pacts will make both of our countries richer and more secure.
  • Hamburg: With the war over, Henry II prioritizes rebuilding Hamburg's shattered infrastructure and economy. Shipwrecks are pulled from the Elbe. The first sea-faring trade ships leave for Venice in April. With the dissolution of the UNC, Hamburg urges Holstein to reject Nordic influence. In diplomatic news, with the English crown taking over the former UNC, Hamburg wishes for friendly relations with England. A trade agreement is also wished from Castile and the Roman Empire. With the economy on track to recovery, Hamburg wishes to become the greatest port in Northern Europe. Hamburg expresses interest in setting up banking with Holland.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: As the ships arrive from Hamburg, word gets to the Doge that not a single captain doesn't grumble about the Venetian stance in the recent war. Eager to repair relations with their northern friend Venice offers to faciliatate their trade, offering to give the Hamburger ships favourable rates at Venetian ports, allowing them to expand trade all the way to Kaffa, the Venetian vassal in the east. Further the Doge wishes to reassure the Hamburgers, that next time an invasion of their land occurs, the Venetians will be on the right side and offers an allaince and new full trade agreement including the above facilitation.
    • Hamburg Dip: Hamburg accepts the gracious Venetian offer, as Henry is also eager to mend relations. He also makes a promise to aid Venice should they be attacked.
    • Castilian Dip: We will agree to a trade agreement.
  • Prussia: The Prussians begin efforts to vassalize Pomerania. The Prussians continue efforts to annex their vassal of Riga. The Prussians continue developing their economy to recover from the Polish War. The Prussians continue to rebuild their military from the Polish War. The Prussians continue construction on the grand capital city of Marienburg. The Prussians continue work on the next stage of the Prussian Parliament. The main port at Danzig continues to grow as the money flowing in from the Crown Merchants makes the city a very profitable trade node.
  • Masovia: The Kingdom of Masovia also continues recovering their economy, and continues building a new national army. The Masovians continue construction of their capital at Czersk.
  • Riga: The Archbishopric of Riga continue building their economy and continues building of the new national army.
  • Novgorod: We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords, and composite bows, increasing our military capabilities in case of war. The nation’s training and advancement of military continues. One of our crossbow designers suggest that we redesign the crossbow so it become more accurate at long distances. The research for the crossbow is still in progress. We are looking to produce the crossbow in the next year. We expand north (by 9 pixels) into undiscovered land. The recent classes of Koch ships are being manufactured in Novgorod. The town of St Patriksburg’s population grows a bit more that last year. As the construction of the town improves, the kremlin finishes, trade becoming more in demand, the town gains slightly. Because of the trade road built with Tver our economy increases. We begin vassalising Rostov (It will take three turns). We are still talking about the possible unification of the Rus’ with Muscovy. The Russian language is spreading throughout the nation. After seeing a great success with the private school in the City of Novgorod we build a small private school in the town of St Patriksburg. This small school consists of one teacher and ten students. We set up another private school in Staraya Russa. Consisting of three teachers and 50 students. We are looking to build another school in Nizhny Novgorod, next year if these three new schools are a success.
  • The Kingdom of England (Member state of the Kingdoms of Greater Albion)- English military and navy are expanded with many new war cogs being added to the English Fleets. English shipping grows as the merchant navy is finally free of pirates and other issues. The Crown Trading Company begins to trade heavily in the North Sea region and in France. England's coffers continue to grow with the trade from Venezia and Castille being huge factors. The United Kingdoms of Greater Albion continue to grow with the entirety of the Eire members. Scotland is still being talked to, it is expected they will join in the coming years (The Scottish Player seems to be inactive. Fellow mods, what is my next step?). The Crown Trading Company asks to set up business in Holland. Venice is supported by the Crown against the untrustworthy Milanese. After the failure of support from Avignon, choosing to capitulate to Rome instead of holding true to the Word of God. England declares the Papacy for the Western Church to be Canterbury until a new location is agreed to by a commission from the other Church nations. England offers Holland to buy the portion of business they lost when the Austrians pulled support. Trade becomes almost entirely dominated by the Crown Trading Company in France and the Isles, with a significant presence appearing in the UNC and Holland. The Merchant Navy is expanded and now rivals great nations like Castile and Venice. England hopes to unseat the Hansetic League and become the most powerful trading monoploy in Northern Europe. The World Exploration Council is founded by the King in hopes of finding new lands and routes to Asia (though currently it only exists on paper.) The Canterbury Tales becomes a popular and exemplary writing, despite never being a huge success when Chaucer was alive. The Kingdoms of Greater Albion begin the process of assimilating the peoples of the former UNC, sharing a common ancestry as well as a long standing friendship is helping repair the land. Iceland falls under the direct control of the King. Bavaria is approached with offers of trade and increased friendly relations. Hamburg is also extended friendly relations, reminding the Hamburgers that England is a much more friendly and tolerant nation that the former UNC.
    • ​Dublin: The port is expanded. Crown Trading establishes its Irish headquarters. Military is upgraded as well as the navy. The Royal Bank of England establishes its Eire HQ. Dublin supports the new Church.
    • Wales: The Welsh military and navy are expanded. The Royal Bank of England establishes its Welsh HQ. Wales supports the new Church.
    • Dependency of Norway: Infrastructure and the military are rebuilt after the terrible cost of the former nations' wars. As a member dependency of the English Crown, diplomatic relations are extended to the HRE and Austria as an attempt to heal the rift between nations. Norway sees an increase in wealth and trade due to the influence of the Crown Trading Company. English is taught. The English send a wealth of aid and military to restore order. Nobles are granted titles in Albion. Representation in Albion is granted.
    • Dependency of Sweden: Infrastructure and the military are rebuilt after the terrible cost of the former nations' wars. As a member dependency of the English Crown, diplomatic relations are extended to the HRE and Austria as an attempt to heal the rift between nations. Sweden follows Norway's suit and begins to rebuild. English is taught as a compulsory language in the region. Methods to ease the transition of Crown's begins when the King tours the region personally and offers titles and Lordships to all the former nobles, securing their loyalty to the Crown of Albion. Representation is granted in Albion.
    • Dependency of Denmark: Infrastructure and the military are rebuilt after the terrible cost of the former nations' wars. As a member dependency of the English Crown, diplomatic relations are extended to the HRE and Austria as an attempt to heal the rift between nations. Johan Sweiss is appointed Commissioner of Copenhagen. The Danish government is granted representation in the Albion parliament along with titles for wealthy landowners and nobles.
    • Hamburg Dip: Hamburg eagerly accepts England's offer, hoping to create friendly relations with the former UNC.
    • Bavaria Dip: Heinrich XVI graciously accepts the trade deal offerred by England, noting that it will make both countries richer in the long run. Heinrich also is humbled by the informal improvement of relations between our two nations.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice thanks England for its support and continues work on the Roscol house, Venetian traders begin establishing official relationships with the Crown Trading Company. They trade knowledge and influence each other and many traders in Venice speak of organising the Venetian traders into a more unified for such as the CTC. For now, however, the two groups work together sharing information about lucrative trade routes.
  • Florence: Florence continues to expand its economy as the nation grows to become one of the most powerful economic states in Europe, let alone Italy. A league is proposed with Naples, Venice, and Milan; a League of Italian nations acting in each other's best interests. Border disputes will be solved, economic deals will be enacted, and defensive alliances will be placed to ensure the longetivity of this Italian League. All of Florence's vassals' economies are expanded as well this year.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice agrees to the Italian League and asks that the league be set up to operate in a unified manner similarly to the HRE, however, not making a distinction between members and electors. Venice states that each group (basically players) Florence, Naples, Venice and Milan should have an equal vote in the Italian Leagues resolutions on border disputes, economic deals and external dealings (when dealing as a unified group as the Italian League). (Also, can we go onto the talk page to talk about this. I love this idea and think it'd be great for some co-operative RP in Italy)
  • Knights of St John: Sends military support to the Roman (Byzantine) Empire for the war in Cyprus, to end a vassalition of Rhodes as well as continue an alliance with the Romans. Knights of St John focus on increasing their military completely, ensuring a strong, large army and a moderately sized navy.
  • Knights of St John Diplomacy: Propses an alliance with the Kingdom of Castile. Offers trade rights and an alliance with Venice. Offers trade rights with the Ottoman Empire. Desires to start good relations with the soon-to-be League of Italian nations. Proposes an alliance with Hungary.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice accepts the trade rights and alliance request and promises that it will happily act as its first correspondance within the Italian League.
  • France: the military and navy are built up, the vassalage of Bourbon and Berry continues.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. Vassalage of Lorraine continues. the same choice made by the French is taken by the burgundians as they feel the same way to France.
    • Flanders: Military and navy are built up, economy expands.
    • Blois: Military, economy expands.
    • Dunois: Military and economy expands.
    • Angouleme: Military and economy expands.
    • Parthenay: Military and economy expands.
    • Perigord: Military and economy expands.
    • Saluzzo: Military and economy expands.
    • Orleans: Military and economy expand.
    • BTW - I hereby ask for permission to become a mapmaker because as you all have noticed Scan has been busy and I think Scraw is, too and have failed to do the maps on time. If you agree please vote on me for mapmaker on the talk page. Sine dei gloriem "Ex Initio Terrae" (talk) 02:39, February 17, 2014 (UTC)
  • Kingdom of Naples: King Ladislaus I continues the reforms, and improves the economy and the military. Continues the construction and improvement of shipyards, and production of new boats to combat the pirates of the Mediterranean. Territorial defense continues being built based on border forts. The king continues sending ships to patrol the trade routes of the Byzantine Empire and also protect them from pirates.The new Naval Academy in Taranto continues the technological research with Venice. The King of Naples following the ideas of his personal advisers, continues to give new impetus to the culture within the kingdom and its vassal states, in art, science, etc. This year the Queen Mary gives birth to a boy who is baptized as Robert. The new policy of rapprochement toward Sicily is formalized. Sicily has been separated from Naples for a long time, and it's time to reunite ties and strengthen political and trade relations, so we ask for new treaties.
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. Andrea Orsi, a nobleman from a wealthy family, still promotes aid to the Knights of St John, who in the middle of these events continue with their work of helping the pilgrims and fighting the infidels. Andrea Orsi provide support to this religious order, and he also use his own money to prove his faith.
    • Mantua: Improves the economy and the military. Pietro Panucci and his son, Giacomo, continue with the idea of ​​a machine that makes work easier to copyists of manuscripts (future printing).
    • Genoa: Improves the economy and the military. The Duchy of Genoa continues trading from the Black Sea to the Straits of Gibraltar, using new models of ships with cargo holds of more spacious and allow greater profit. With the help of Neapolitan military fleet, try to force richest commercial rights in Tunisian ports. Also the city of Monaco continue to be incorporated into our sphere of influence for subsequent annexation to the Duchy of Genoa.
    • Corsica: Improves the economy and the military. The exploitation of salt mines and silver continues. In the same way, the vine crops increase in extension and quality, and the manufacture of wine each year improves in quality and quantity, being recognized as the best European wine.
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. The Prince of Zeta continues using the military presence of Zeta and Naples in Dukgjini. That way, the domestic situation will stabilize, and the process of vassalage will be complete next year.
    • Vatican City: The king awaits a response from the Pope in Avignon. He offers the Vatican City, as a new Papal headquarters, for the entire Christian faith.
      • The Avignon Pope accepts, and he will move to Rome.
  • Provence: Is given a new impetus to the economy and especially trade, taking advantage of the port of Marseille. Similarly, more mercenaries to protect the royal's territories are recruited. The Count of Provence moves his influence and continue the vassalization of Alencon, Narbonne and Vendome. The Count continues the influence of Britanny.
  • Anjou: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
  • Avignon: Pope Victor IV asks any European country to believe in him.
  • Chiribaya: We continue to train soldiers.
  • Grand Empire of the Timurid Dynasty: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues. Most of the war damage has been repaired. Draka turns 16. The military is built up, we work on the economy.
      • Mughal Sultanate: Building of public works continues while the military is built up and the economy is worked on. Food continues being stocked up. Mughals plan to integrate Jangledesh next year, seeing it as a prime opportunity since relations are at an all time high between the two nations, and talks of unification have been progessing smoothly.
      • Emirate of Jangledesh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
      • Emirate of Kangra: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
      • Emirate of Ladakh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
      • Sultanate of Kashmir: The Sultan continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
      • Emirate of Sind: Sind continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
      • Kingdom of North Iraq: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues.
    • Timurid Diplomacy: We ask the Malmuks to guarantee their declaration of war to follow the Timurids in a war to defend the Maldives. We declare full out war against the attackers of the Maldives, and with our fleet we have been building for well over a decade, send it south to aid them, landing troops in the islands in order to help defend them. Timurids declare a massive war effort in order to defend the Maldives and defend their Muslim brothers.
    • The Mamluks declare war on the evil Viyanjagar state. The Sultan states "Any attempt to exterminate Islam, whether by intentional forced conversion by a state or by military invasion is to be seen as a legitimate reason for intervention by the Sultanate, and hopefully the allied Timurid Empire."
    • We thank the Malmuks for there joining in the war, and we begin to work in concert with them against the evil Viyanjagar menace.
  • Portugal continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program on the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, Portuguese traders continue visiting the Castilian settlements in the Canaries. Meanwhile, after Pessanha's expedition returns to Portugal, having claimed both islands for the Portuguese crown, João I decides to establish settlements there, like the Castllians are doing in the Canaries. Pessanha calls the bigger island Leiname, after an island mentioned in a Castillian geographic and armorial manual.The first settlers go to the island.
  • County of Oldenburg: Crown Prince Dietrich, now 18, marries Princess Branca of Portugal (14) in what in Oldenburg passes for a lavish ceremony. Count Christian V is extremely pleased with the marriage, and an envoy is sent to the Portuguese court to try to use the marriage to open up trade opportunities between the two countries. Oldenburg may not have all that much to export, but we can offer greatly lessened taxes for use of our ports. The Oldenburg Regiment returns from the Northern War somewhat depleted. They are given a hero's welcome, however, and many of the burghers feel that they, in some small way, saved Oldenburg and the Empire from the Norse menace. The four remaining island forts are completed. The island forts are already working as a deterrent to pirates, etc. The OHG repeats its Mediterranean voyage and again makes decent profits.
  • Venetian Republic: Michiel seeing his domestic enemies surrounding him decides to act. His retinue moves to sieze the Pieromo family while the Roscol Banks fleet moves to sieze his trade assets. Giovanni is caught off guard but thanks to some luck, his personal retinue manages to save most of the Pieromo household from arrest, they flee Venetia running to Aquilia to take refuge. Meanwhile, Giovanni's brother is captured and so is the Pieromo fleet. Michiel declares that the flight of the Pieromo family is proof of their continued treason.
    Meanwhile, Venice begins to restabilise, sending its trade fleets out en masse once more in the knowledge that they can travel in reasonable safety, they trade to the east with nations as far east as the lands of India and hear whispers of a nation of dragons further east. In the north east they travel deep into the Golden Hordes lands, trading with both the urban elite and rural tribesmen. African trade expands, Venetian ships head down the western coast of Africa but without a port cannot get much further than the southern tip of Morocco. Ships also sail out of Gibraltar and to the north, bringing goods to England, Ireland and Scotland and further moving into the Baltic, sending trade inland as well. By the end of the year, Venice has reaped the rewards of trade and is once more thriving.
    Michiel begins to look into reforming the governments of his vassals, after hearing that the Rettore of Aegina have managed to severely wound each other after an argument over the delegation of the islands customs officer. He sees that there are many different and complex systems of government and begins to read books on governance, interested in solving the issue. Eco-turn
  • The Mamluk Sultanate sends military aid to its allies, the Timurids, in their war against Vijaynagar. Troops, notably a specific unit of elite Mamluks using gunpowder, are sent to Samarkand via Mesopotamia, and from there serve under the Timurid leaders. Use and research of gunpowder continues in massive quantities, with hopes that the entire infantry will be using firearms by 1425. A startling break through occurs when a nephew of the Sultan - a non-Mamluke - enters the elite military forces previously reserved for Mamluks only. By the end of the year, at least 250 non-Mamluks have entered the elite divisions of the military. Damascus and the Levant are now both fully reintegrated, which is aided by the common faith, language and culture. Education of nobles, and now merchants, continues in the Khaldun University of Alexandria. Meanwhile, in Damascus plans are made to create a new university, more attractice to Turks, Syrians, and Iraqis. The Sultan finds the idea to be interesting, but declines any chances to give aid just yet. As the importance of overseas growth shifts from the Swahili to Indian fronts, Raigama, continues to experience puppetization, stabilization, and influence. The spice trade picks up, as does trade in coffee and other goods which Europe wants. Mogasdishu expands another 10,000 sq km. into al-Sumal, as work continues on improving Mogadishu. Mombasa grows in regional power as leaders struggle to catch up to Mogadishu, and also grows 10,000 sq km to the south. Influence over Zanzibar is finished. The economy grows as trade picks up, with major outports being located primarily in Italy, and now Byzantium. This leads all states of the Burji Empire to grow their economy.
    • You are not really getting the concept of not being able to influence countries of different religions, are you?
    • Two mods told you that you aren't allowed to help the Maldives at all and you went and helped. I'm calling you out for this, which I should have done for the Bengali war.
    • OK, I will not influence Raigama if you get on Imp for doing the EXACT same thing in Banu Sulaym. And I did nothing in a Bengali war - makes no sense, whoever said that.
    • Nubia continues to become more and more culturally similar to the main parts of the Sultanate. The current ratio of Nubians to Arabians is about 50-50, and Arabians are typically outpacing Nubians in reproduction. Some studies are performed on the Nile, especially as it relates to development of milling industries.
    • Ifat expands 10,000 sq km to the south, along the coast, as the nation's military capacity increases, focusing on the navy. Socotra also grows it military, but focuses on a large navy to protect the mouth of the Red Sea from pirates and enemies. The Moroccan culture continues to thrive. Socotra expands to the Horn of Africa, growing 10,000 sq km. Cicilia, grows its military as tensions in Anatolia always have a chance of erupting. He continues to vassalize the Dulkadir Emirate, with backing from the Sultanate proper.
    • Yemen's progress toward reconstruction is extremely positive, as the whole of the nation is brought up to expected standards. Mecca helps Yemen reconstruct, in exchange for Yemen returning the land it gained by unlawful expansion, which Yemen accepts after pressure from the Sultan. Oman continues to be culturally integrated with the rest of the realm, so far being the most disparate of all direct vassals. All Arabian states expand 10,000 sq km. each.
  • The Kingdom of Mesopotamia, formerly the Jalayirid Sultanate, ruled by al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem, but really ruled by his father and regent, Nasir-al-Din Faraj, finalizes the reintegration of Baghdad, which is declared to be the new capital of Mesopotamia. The small state of Mardin begins to be influenced, while the Black Sheep Turkomen begins to be vassalized. Vassalization of Basra is finished, and the new vassal state expands 10,000 sq km to the south. Mosul expands 10,000 sq km to the south, and plans for annexation of Mosul to the Kingdom itself are made. All states grow their militaries.
  • Principality of Tver: Continues to build military.
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): 10,000 dollars in imitation Chinese coins (equivalent to 10,000 American dollars OTL) is now being us to better our education and military. We fix up our roads and add outposts in different areas just in case to watch out for enemies. We build up our military and navy. We ask the Ming Empire to call off its ships, because we want peace with them. Six more ships are being built. We have 54 ships in our navy altogether. We send eight ships with civilians, troops and supplies to our colony of Taiwan to build it up a little bigger. Three ships for exploration go up north then east to see if there is anything in the Pacific Ocean. The building of the first college of Japan is being built. It will be named after the Emperor. Cannons are becoming popular on ships. Gunpowder is becoming popular for fireworks and for our guns. Food is our number one export out of our state.
  • Shadow you can't have cannons. -Sky
  • The Nation of the Oirats: We begin to build our next city in OTL Northern Sinkiang, named Haska. Cement increases in production. Coal is used to increase iron production and the cavalry starts to receive iron weapons. More firearm smiths are built in Oskemen. More beer is fermented and it becomes a popular drink for the nomads. More wheat is harvested and the alliance slowly becomes more agricultural. As we increase in population, we slowly target our expansion northward. We expand 10 px to the North. We slowly start to repel some Yuan attacks and our increased iron and food gives us an advantage. More muskets are made and used in the war
  • Can mods please make an algo for the conflict?Ninjasvswarriors (talk) 13:41, February 17, 2014 (UTC)

Don't remove people's turns, please.

  • Ulster: The war continues against Breifne, and we request military aid from the rest of Greater Albion, as Ulster does not have the manpower to take Breifne. However, Ulster does win a victory over Breifne. A Breifne Army was despatched to force the Ulsterian Force, led by the King's son, back over the border into Ulster. The Prince deploys his forces with a smaller central section, made up of Pikemen, to the front, and two larger forces, of men-at-arms on the flanks. The Breifne army charged the Central Force, which inflicted light casualties with the pikes, before dropping the pikes, and running back. The Breifne Force set off in pursuit. As they did so, the Flanking forces wheeled around, and connected up behind the Breifne Army, at 60 degrees to one another, as the "fleeing" pikemen stopped one hundred metres back and picked up their Longbows - They were actually Longbow men. The Prince himself, with the Men-At-Arms that he had held in reserve, moved in to form the third side of the Triangle in which the Breifne Force was trapped. The surrounded force continued to resist, until the Longbowmen began firing, raking the ranks of Breifne Soldiers with Arrows. The remaining Breifne Force surrendered following the deaths of 1/3 of their force. The Prince, against the urging of his Aides, spared their lives, and they swore fealty to the Ulsterian King, and were sent back to Ulster as Prisoners of War. This act of Honour earned the Prince the Title "The Noble Prince", amongst the Breifne Forces, who now realised they had the opportunity to surrender without being put to death. The Prince then advanced into Breifne, although the size of his force meant that he was forced to halt. The Ulsterian Merchants begin trading with the UNC, as a new part of Great Albion. Some, more daring Merchant Captains, begin to sail to Iceland. A few attempt to sail beyond, but contact is lost with them. Using English Shipping, many Merchants are able to sell their wares in the Med. Merchants begin to complain about the poor quality of road links within the Kingdom, and the King, after a brief "debate" that didn't involved much violence, begins funding the construction of new, straight roads between all cities, towns, habours, and breweries. This road network long set to take a long time. The castle is finally completed, and is the pride of Ulster, towering high above the city. Meanwhile, priests begin pushing for the construction of a cathedral in the city, but the King stands firm, and the priests are forced to create a small town, next to the city, connected to it by a road, in which to build their cathedral. As a result, houses begin to spring up around it. The citizens of the city are angry at the King, until he makes a speech, about how he does not want to force any citizens homeless when there is a simple, easy resolution that creates jobs for the people of Ulster, and shows their love of God, without destroying hundreds of people's livelihoods, and that the King does not believe that God would want to see His children starving in the streets, and that is not the way to show your love to God. This speech is greeted by raucous cheers, and the citizens of Ulster show their love for the King. The city in which the castle stands is designated as the capital. On the eve of its inauguration, the winds pick up to great speeds, and the bells in all the churches begin to ring, at around 30 BPM. Following this event, the City is called "Bell-fast".
  • Bengal Sultanate: The decrease in taxes on the landed elite do their job in most areas of the Sultanate, decreasing the tax load on the peasantry and earning him their support. The tax cuts on the merchant class allow for more trade to be conducted, and a recent lax on some of the quota laws allows for more goods to be shipped from Bengal, greatly increasing trade income. The influence on Orissa continues due to the alliance signed by both powers, and the previous agreement by them that made us their only trade partner. Influence grows on Ahom and Koch, as now we provide much of their food, and many of their other goods since they now trade exclusively with us. The money gained from the trade continues to arm the various levies of the Sultanate, the landed elite, Orissa, and Arakan. Some of the money gained from trade is also put toward the construction of a few Islamic temples in various large cities in the Sultanate. Trading merchants begin to search the Eastern coast of Africa after stopping off in Yemen to search for more potential trade destinations. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat. The land gained from the war with Jaunpur is developing nicely, with both food and cash crops being grown in large amounts. The vassalization process beings on Aoch and Kohm (Year Two). With our merchants traveling to Ava, Koch, Ahom and Arakan regularly, Islam begins to gain a foothold in their nations. Several important trade roads begin to see much-needed maintenance. We begin to make some of Arakan's decisions and affairs into our own nations, rather than the decisions and affairs be strictly Arakan's. Several traders that travel between China, Arakan, Vijayanagar, and Bengal set up a small outpost meant for rest and repairs of ships in the nearby Andamana (Andaman) islands.
    • Arakan (Vassal of Bengal): The nation is ruled by a tolerant king, named Raja Anuj Chandra Charmchi, friendly to the Bengali Sultanate due to their favorable policies that have helped the Arakan states economy grow and diversify. Due to their trade being controlled mainly by Bengal for many years, their vassalization by Bengal has allowed them to open up their ports to other nations, and serve as resting point for many Bengali traders. Due to the influx of Islamic merchants into Arakan, several of the larger cities in Arakan begin to see more conversions of their residents to Islam.
      • Bengali Diplomacy (Needs Mod Response, Please and Thank You): Due to our two states growing closer together, we ask the prestigious nation of Garjat to become our ally.
      • MOD Diplomacy: Garjat rejects due to recent Bengali expansion into there trade partner of Jauper.
  • Japan (Hosokawa Clan): Hosokawa Taichi's state has become worse. His illness made him bedridden and it is expected that he won't survive to see another summer. Katashi's wife, on the other hand, gives birth to a son, named Katsumoto. Through they young Katsumoto the Hosokawa and Kono daimyo's merge completely as they young boy is heir to both daimyos. The news about young Katsumoto spreads like wildfire. Katashi also continues funding the building of a new Shinto shrine. As the trade with the Ming Empire continues, Katashi sends ambassadors to the Ming court in order to discuss the purchase of chinese artillery and information about gunpowder. Due to the Ashikaga Shogun's recent decisions, it is decided that multiple ships are going to be built and more samurai and archers are going to receive formal training in order to be prepared by any future conflicts that may be caused by the Shogun or the Ming Emperor. Due to the increased trading with Chinese traders, the new influx of Chinese ideology pushes the Hosokawa daimyo to attempt and create something simillar to the Ashikaga Gakko.
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: With the alliance established between the minor Netherlands states, efforts to strentgthen ties with the new allies and building stronger economic co-operation. military expanison continues as levying is modified. Banking and trade continues to expand, along with production as guilds begin to appear around the metal workers and artisans of the estates. Johann's works continue to become more and more discriptive of the necesary changes and the leaders of the church in the Netherlands along with leaders of the estates begin to take notice, as he speaks against sale of indulgences, and the corruption that exist in the very core of the church and the Vatican, like OTL Calvinism/Lutheran line of works. Navy expands. Continued separation from HRE politics moves forward. Engelburt van Nassau and Katrina have their first child, Karl van Nassau.
  • Ottoman Empire: The Sultan continues its vassalization efforts in the Middle East (specifically Dulkadir, Black Sheep and Erzincan), which he believes should be concluded within the next two years. Conflict arises when the Sultan hears Mesopotamia is beginning to vassalize the Black Sheep Turks, and reminds the kingdom of Mesopotamia that the Empire has been in the process of vassalizing the Black Sheep territory for two years (plus, it was technically granted to them in the Timurid-Ottoman Treaty).. Meanwhile, the Sultan hears word from the fleets that have returned from the colony in the Golden Horde, and agree to end hostilities in return for a trade and alliance agreement. The Sultan, however, gives a statement to the nation that he plans to grow the Empire, which is destined to expand past its current territories, and cannot fall behind the other powers in the region. The military and navy are also boosted.
  • Castile: With the developing situation in Italy King Henry begins to gear up for war with his forces being geared up. The Nobility as well as the Royal army are called up with a large force of nearly 20,000 being called up. The Castilian economy begins to shift toward developing and building weaponry and warships with large cannon-bearing ships being shifted toward the Mediterranean. The Castilian economy while being war oriented begins a larger process of pulling in more money through trade.The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to conver populations. The infrastructure of Castile is also expanded more. Castile, in order to facilitate more conversions to Christianity, imposes higher taxes on non-Christians in the areas it controls personally or by proxy through its vassals. Castile allows the Kingdom of the Canaries to operate as vassal state. Castilian nobility unable to prevent large amounts of exodus from their fuedal estates begin to hire the men for their valued labor skills rather than keep them tied to the land. This is done to keep them around. While highly frowned upon, most of the nobles have to do this in order to produce food enough for the populace - as well as keep many things up and running and meet quotas. This allows for the beginning developments of merchants, artisans and others to begin actually making more money from their efforts. The Castilian traders officially cut off trade of firearms to Oyo due to the low amount in Castile in general and their need for the military which is outfitting them on ships and castles. Prince John of Castile continuing with his education makes some of his first public appearances. The Prince is received relatively well by the people and is seen as extremely intelligent and competent. Castile's fleet is recalled and the ships are put to better use fully securing many of Castile's trade routes. Castile accepts Bavarias alliance request from last turn but refuses to get further invovled in the HRE's idiocy.
    • Granada: Granada, gaining territory from Castile and Venetia's conflict with Morocco and its allies, begins to settle the area it took more thoroughly but is noticing settlements of Christians popping up rather than settlements of Muslims. The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir discovers that his youngest son is Christian and decides to keep it a secret for the time being. He does, however, not get mad at his son but cautiously accepts him and begins to talk with his son about religion in his free time with his son. The country also begins to see some issues with its settlement in Morocco with many of them being Christian Castilians or converts. The Granadans continue to show more Christianization processes occuring with a viable expanding population of Christians living in the border towns and churches springing up in various areas across the country. The Granadam Emir becomes less tolerant of his son as he reaches the age of 16 and is a tad more rebellious in his religious motives having turned Christian years earlier.
    • Kingdom of the Canaries: Now granted a semi-autonomous status from Castile the Canaries begin to work up their economy to a certain degree greatly utilizing the traders from Portugal as well as the new route to Oyo, and the trade from the Mediterranean. The Canaries is able to build upon the multiple viable settlements and a moderately sized and growing population. The Canaries also expand their settlement by 1000 hoping to take the remaining islands.
  • Wait Feud, have you left Avignon?
  • There is no Avignon Pope anymore. The Western Schism basically ended, so now there's only one Pope, although some of the nations of the "Western Church" have yet to recognize this Pope.
  • Um ... no, I didn't leave Avignon and also how did he leave there are no events.... also The Church is an absolute clusterfuck right now so I legitimately can't pick a church cause the schism (no it hasn't ended because England is still doing its own thing) isn't over and people refuse to tell me whats going on with the church. We let Spartian play as the papal state and now i have no damn idea what's happening. -Feud
  • The schism is over in the sense that there is currently one pope. England can continue to do what it plays to do as part of something larger, but at the moment the schism as we knew it is over.
  • Majapahit: The infrastructure project continues. An elite unit of 50 men with Arquebusses (or something). A primitive cannon, with a hollowed treetrunk and blackpowder in the bottom to shoot iron balls. Influention on Tulang Bawang begins.
  • Munster: War with Thomond continues, with Munster gaining an upper hand in the Battle of Shannon Bridge, however, fighting remains in a stalemate for the time being. We request support to help break the stalemate. Munster applauds the Nordic Nations aligning with Albion, seeing that a friendly Northern Europe can help the region immensely. As such, some of our trade vessels make it up to Iceland. However, the Erie Crown Company has little to trade for, and as such, trade is limited, mostly consisting of foods for the northerly island that has been getting colder in recent years. Several independent colonists settle on Iceland, seeing the large amount of unclaimed land in the island, and wishing to escape the feudal system of Europe. We sail our military navy up the Shannon River, seeking to cut off Thomond's ships, and we attack settlements along the river. However, harsh bans on violence against the non-military citizens are instated, as Thomond is an Irish brother nation. A road from Cork and Ballydrogheda to Tomasdun and the northern villages is completed, and military supplies from the capital make their way south to the trading ports, which continue to be expanded. After England's falling-out with Avignon, we join the Western Catholic Church, stating that the Popes of the south are horribly corrupt, and that the true Church rests in the British Isles at the moment. Farming reforms continue to be instated, mostly consisting of crop rotation and land commons, although the commons are heavily regulated, and cattle breeding in particular is expanded, with programs to help breed the best dairy and beef cattle instated. Trade continues with Southern European nations, and modern European ideas continue to reach Munster. We ask to meet with Ulster to create a plan to split Ireland. Whiskey rises in popularity, and small amounts are exported to other nations, mostly due to drunken sailors carrying their stash aboard. The King gets an idea and begins to sell it to other nations. We express neutrality in the UNC-Austria war. Rumors of a strange African civilization that builds their towns in a European style and is Catholic continues to spread.
  • Mecklenburg: We continue to upgrade our military power and training sharpshooters. We also continue the production and upgrading of cannons and hand cannons. We continue the production of swords, crossbows, and composite bows. We also have started fortifying the port cities, Rerik-Zweedorf and Wismar. We hope that in ten years there will be great improvement of these two cities and if these two cities turn out well we will start to make all port cities into fortified landmarks.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: Our influence has finally made Oka our vassal (After more than three turns of vassalization :P). Military Development continues. New roads are being built in order to aid in the infrastructure of the nation. With the war with Nordic kingdoms over, our military is brought down to its normal size. Construction of a large university in the middle of Moscow has begun, and will most likely be finished by the end of the next decade. A request is sent to Novgorod for a royal marriage request to unite the two houses of Rurik and Algirdas. An offer is made with Novgorod and Prussia to form an alliance based organization named the Eastern League.
    • Prussian Diplomacy: The Prussians accept the Muscovite offer of alliance.
    • Novgorod Diplomacy: We accept the offer and royal marriage.
  • Austria: We train and expand our military using new experience from the war. We also begin developing hand cannons as a future weapon in warfare after seeing its implementation on a small scale. We continue influencing the states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, and Patria del Friuli. We also begin influencing Burgau and Chur. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. We sign the Treaty of Danzig ending the war with the United Norse Crown essentially with white peace. We ask for a trade agreement with Hamburg, hoping to increase relations with the Free Imperial Cities, who have been placed under the protection of the emperor via Imperial Immediacy. To prevent future internal conflict among states of the Holy Roman Empire, Albert II proposes that discussion be required before any large conflict threatening the unity of the empire. We officially elevate the formerly associated territories of Bavaria into the unified Grand Duchy of Bavaria, and begin to repair relations between our nations, beginning by the opening of trade between our nations.
    • The King of Naples, meets with the Emperor Albert II, and asks you to recognize the formation of the Duchies of Genoa and Corsica, at the same time they are under the Neapolitan domain. Also proposes to reassign the Electors Princes and be part of one of them at least, so that future Imperial elections are better than before.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: Albert II greats the king of Naples, a member of his extended family. The emperor officially creates the Duchies of Genoa and Corsica as territories of Naples and territories of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • Zapotec: Emperor Tlaco expands Danibaan's influence in the surrounding city-states by way of the Zapotec Alliance. Roadways connecting cities in the alliance help merchants and soldiers move more freely between them. The economy booms with trade as a result of the roads. In the coastal regions under Danibaan's influence, more boats are created. Tlaco orders more to be manufactured to bring in goods from the sea. Daibaan continues expanding into the surrounding city-states north along the gulf coast.
  • Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications made. They also increase trading with each other
  • Milan: Work continues on the Certosa di Pavia, the Castle Visconteo, and on the extensive Milan Cathedral. We continue training a proper standing army, utilizing Swiss mercenaries and local recruits. With border disputes now settled between the nations of Austria and Switzerland, we continue opening friendly relations with both nations in hopes of repairing our diplomatic relations and protecting our northern border. We continue constructing cogs and galleys to strengthen our navy and protect our interests on the seas. We influence Padua.
  • Russian vessels (especially Pskovian ones) enjoy a greater trade freedom ... Pskov grows to be an even bigger economic powerhouse and the state coffers are filled with loot from the war with the UNC, which Pskov still has occupied the island Copenhagen is on and much of the Finnish coast, and if the treaty of Danzig applies to Russia expects to fill troops out of the Finnish lands ... in any case, with no answer from China, the Russians do things ... anyway. Through the attaches sent to China, Pskov learns of Arabian medicine and the Pskovian Prince, through tales, finds it more effective than the European kind, and authorizes the study of the human body (human dissection) to not only have Pskov the largest economic center of all Russias but also the most advanced medical center ... also, smallpox immunization techniques are discussed from the Asian traders, research is authorized by Veche.
  • Navajo: Centralization and economic development continue. The trading post is officially founded (in OTL Page, Arizona) and it is named Kim. Kim's job is to control trade in the Colorado River. Meanwhile Chief Tooh sets up large mining programs for precious metals and sends them down to Kim and Kim receives other goods from other tribes (mainly the Pueblo). With this, we trade the Pueblo's goods to other surrounding tribes and thus strengthening us economically. (From now on Kim will be posted as a vassal to the Navajo).
  • Trier: We upgrade our military and influence the states around us. We are proud to have fought for the preservation of the German people, and as the war comes to a close we withdraw our soldiers. We sign the treaty to end the war. We ask for an alliance with Hamburg to protect the north in the future.
  • Roman Empire: With the situation not working out well in Cyprus, the Emperor decides to abandon those efforts and focus once again on internal improvements. Trade expands and the garrison in Famagusta is expanded.
  • Aragon and Sardinia expand military and infrastructure. Cyrenaica expands inland. King Charles continues to solidify the nation while expanding the influence of Avignon, hoping to gain favor with the Pope. Aragon also seeks to gain economic deals with the nations forming out of the Holy Roman Empire.
  • In Savoy, the economy continues growing, and the kingdom prospers. The army hires more mercenaries. The Count tries to improve his position in the north Italian region, and the vasalization of d'Asti and Montferrat will be complete two years.
  • Oyo Empire: Oyo continues to expand across West Africa at 10,000 km, drawing many tribes into its fold as it preaches of the "One Tribe of God", who seeks to bring peace and unity to the divided region. Many thousands of Africans are drawn into the empire as they are shown the wealth and power Oyo seeks to share with its neighbors. The military continues to growth as well as the economy to support it, as the trade routes continue to growth bringing great wealth into the empire. This is especially so as the navy grows to such a point where the Oyo military forces can now project the military power of the Alaafin across the region, allowing the Oyo to now enforce trade pacts with neighbors or payments owed on goods purchased from the foundries of Oyo-Ile.

1417

The Isle of Man holds the first known Tynwald Day; the annual meeting of its parliament (Tynwald) which has continued every year until the present.

The king of England begins using English in correspondence, marking the beginning of this king's continuous usage of English in prose, and the beginning of the restoration of English as an official language for the first time since the Norman Conquest, some 350 years earlier.

The use of street lighting is first recorded in London, when Sir Henry Barton, the mayor, orders lanterns with lights to be hung out on the winter evenings between Hallowtide and Candlemas.

The Quimbayas quickly spread downwards into the Andes, reaching OTL Tolima as more tribal chiefs are assimilated. 

Swedish nobles begin to grow unhappy with the Danes' frequent wars in north Germany, which has caused a disturbance to Swedish exports (notably iron) to the European continent. Following the death of Eric of Pomerania, tensions increase greatly, as different noble families begin to fight over the throne. A king is elected by Swedish nobles with the intent of re-establishing the union under a Swedish king. A second king is elected in Norway, while the Danish Privy Council appoints a third, beginning civil war among all three kingdoms.

I'd like to wait until the OTL date of this war (about fifteen years off)
These regions are now under the control of the English Crown, so they have no Kings, their families have been married into the Crown of Britain. They are royalty in both England and their respective nations. Barring any incidents this event shouldn't happen, or at least not be so large, as OTL.~~Andrew
I think it was pretty much agreed that England acquiring the entire UNC would be implausible.

The Darfur people conquer areas to their east.

  • Novgorod: We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords, and composite bows, increasing our military capabilities in case of war. The nation’s training and advancement of military continues. One of our crossbow designers suggest that we redesign the crossbow so it become more accurate at long distances. The research for the crossbow is now complete. We are going to produce the crossbow we have been researching for the past five years. We expand north (by 9 pixels) into undiscovered land. The recent classes of Koch ships are being manufactured in Novgorod. The town of St Patriksburg’s population grows a bit more that last year. As the construction of the town improves, the kremlin finishes, trade becoming more in demand, the town gains slightly. Because of the trade road built with Tver our economy increases. We are still talking about the possible unification of the Rus’ with Muscovy. The Russian language is spreading throughout the nation. We continue vassalising Rostov, soon to be a part of Novgorod in the next two years. After seeing a great success with the private schools in the City of Novgorod, St Patriksburg, and Staraya Russa. We are looking to build another school in Rostov when they are a part of Novgorod.
    • Novgorod Diplomacy: We ask for a military alliance with Denmark and Norway so that we can aid them against our rival Sweden.
    • Mod response, gladly.
    • Norwegian D: We graciously accept.
    • Danish D: We cannot accept an alliance at this time.
  • Grand Empire of the Timurid Dynasty: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues. Draka turns 17. The military is built up, we work on the economy. The Empire continues to aid in the Maldives War, and by the years end the Vijaynagar have a Timurid deep within there borders, burning as they go through in an attempt to cripple the Vijaynagar.
    • Mughal Sultanate: Building of public works continues, while the military is built up and the economy is worked on. Food continues being stocked up. Mughals unite with Sind, and they join the Sultanate. Integration begins immediately.
    • Emirate of Jangledesh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Kangra: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Ladakh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Sultanate of Kashmir: The Sultan continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Sind: Sind continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy. We merge with Mughal Sultanate, and begin to integrate.
    • Kingdom of North Iraq: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues.
  • Hamburg: Hamburg begins to worry about the elections of the Scandinavian kings. It is hoped that England can find a peaceful solution, help from Hamburg is offered if it becomes needed. In economic news, the trading guilds based in Hamburg, after a series of negotiations, decide to merge into one entity: the Hamburg Trading and Shipping Company. Research into improving hand cannons, both the weapons themselves and tactics using them, are ordered after their worth was shown on the battlefield. Overall, Hamburg is recovering well from the war, though the infrastructure will take years to repair.
    • Hamburg Dip: Hamburg accepts Austria's trade offer (from last turn).
  • Grand Duchy of Bavaria: Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI begins petitioning the lords of Nurnburg and Burgau for manpower and tribute. In other news, the population continues to rise. Heinrich and his council continue to allow the training of new troops. Several markets are constructed in Landshut as well as trade houses for Austrian and Castilian traders. In Austria, several new ships begin being constructed, and by 1417 a trade route begins being formulated. Heinrich XVI declares his neutrality in the intensified Catholic schism, and follows the example of France in strengthening and soldifying the religious community already present in Bavaria as well as slowly cutting ties with Rome. Heinrich plans to form a church, with Catholicism at its center, but mostly with independent functions and structures. Many government officials, however, expect Heinrich to declare an allegiance sometime soon, most likely to Canterbury. Plans for a large trade center or exchange house begin formulating in Landshut, seeing as how Bavaria has extensive trade agreements with England, France, Castile, Austria, Holland, Venice, and the Roman Empire, paving the way for an economic powerhouse in Bavaria. In dynastic news, Heinrich XVI sends letters to the various lords of Pfalz (with whom Bavaria is linked via dynastic union), offering them assistance in setting up a government. In return, they would accept Heinrich as their true lord under a personal union. Mod response, please.
    • Munchen: Work continues on Queen Isabell University, with the curricula of mathematics and theology, as well as grammar, being added to the various language courses already offered. Grand Duchess Isabell, herself, begins holding summer court in Munchen. Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Munchen as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Straubing: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Straubing as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Ingolstadt: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
  • Knights of St John: The Knights Hospitaller concentrate on expanding trade routes to surrounding islands, to better its economy. Also, we bulk up our navy to face any pirates that might threaten peaceful trade routes. As always, the Knights of St John continue to improve their military as well as expand it for a future use.
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: Wishes to extend full trading rights to the Byzantine Empire. Asks for an alliance and trade rights with the Kingdom of Naples. Asks for trade rights with the Kingdom of Castile, as well as an alliance. Asks for trade rights and a non-aggression pact (NAP) with the Ottoman Empire. Requests trade rights with Florence and Milan.
    • Roman Diplomacy: The Emperor accepts the offer of the Knights of St John and agrees to expanded trade and military co-operation.
    • Naples accepts.
    • Cyprus D: Due to the Kinghts of Hospitaller having a large influence on Cyprus and Cyprus having inflaunced Knights of St Johns we ask for an alliance.
  • Oman: We ask peace treaties and allies with everyone!!!
  • Prussia: The Prussians continue efforts to vassalize Pomerania. The Prussians continue efforts to annex their vassal of Riga. The Prussians continue developing their economy to recover from the Polish War. The Prussians continue to rebuild their military from the Polish War. The Prussians continue construction on the grand capital city of Marienburg. The Prussians continue work on the next stage of the Prussian Parliament. The main port at Danzig continues to grow as the money flowing in from the Crown Merchants makes the city a very profitable trade node.
  • Masovia: The Kingdom of Masovia also continues recovering their economy, and continues building a new national army. The Masovians continue construction of their capital at Czersk.
  • Riga: The Archbishopric of Riga continues building their economy and continues building of the new national army.
  • France: the military and navy are built up, the vassalage of Bourbon and Berry continues. Continues establishing its own entity to deal with the religious crisis left by the Schism.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. Vassalage of Lorraine continues. the same choice made by the French is taken by the burgundians as they feel the same way to France.
    • Flanders: Military and navy are built up, economy expands.
    • Blois: Military, economy expand.
    • Dunois: Military and economy expand.
    • Angouleme: Military and economy expand.
    • Parthenay: Military and economy expand.
    • Perigord: Military and economy expand.
    • Saluzzo: Military and economy expand.
    • Orleans: Military and economy expand.
  • In Savoy, the economy continues growing, and the kingdom prospers. The army hires more mercenaries. The Count tries to improve his position in the north Italian region, and the vasalization of d'Asti and Montferrat will be complete next year.
    • I suggest that you stop breaking the provisions of the treaty and actually pay attention to what you are doing in your turns instead of simply copy and pasting.
    • The treaty was clear, Cyprus "or" Montferrat, he choose Monferrat.
    • The treaty actually said to never vassalize either, and that was the original version. If someone changed it, then they shouldn't have. I reiterate this by saying that one should read the treaty provisions more carefully.
    • Actually, the original agreement was that "or", we miss that, but is ok Quashi (talk) 03:56, February 18, 2014 (UTC)
    • No, the original treaty stated that Savoy may not vassalize Cyprus or Montferrat, meaning that the vassalize is distributive, meaning that same clause affected both nations. If it had been phrased differently, then the argument of choosing one stands, but as it is, it does not.
  • Chiribaya: We continue to train soldiers and we expand 10 km east.
  • Provence: Is given a new impetus to the economy and especially trade, taking advantage of the port of Marseille. Similarly, more mercenaries to protect the royal's territories are recruited. The Count of Provence moves his influence and continue the vassalization of Alencon, Narbonne and Vendome. The Count continue the influence on Britanny.
  • Anjou: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
  • Avignon: Pope Victor IV moves to Rome, but also keep this land in Avignon as a vacation Palace.
  • Wallachia: The prince encourages the boyars to loan money. He also promotes the mining of Iron and salt. Mahail I now 20 has been married to Cneajna the first daughter of Alexander I of Moldavia; strengthening the bond between the new principalities. The Prince continues to fund research into gunpowder weaponry, and The Timurid Empire is asked to assist our scholars in unlocking the secrets of the substance and its applications.
    • Moldavia: The marriage between Mahail I and Cneajna went splendidly. The ceremony was a private assembly, and the feast after showed the new prosperity of the two nations. However the façade of peace is backed by the threat of war to the south. The levies are trained for two weeks, and the navy practices sailing Danube delta, much of which is only navigable by smaller ships such as the galleys in Moldavian service.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues its internal improvements in its military. Recognizing that the military of the Empire needs to be improved, the Emperor sets up his son John that task, as he is already a skilled commander and highly interested in military affairs. He continues the practice of purchasing new crossbows and handguns for the army. More cannons are purchased to mount the walls of the Empire's ports and cities. John plans to enact several military command changes as well as basic organization but he needs the approval of his father before these can be done. To further augment the navy of the Roman Empire, John also requests that the recipe for Greek Fire be brought before him so he may study its use and composition to determine if it is an economically viable weapon at this time. Trade continues despite the recent wars of the nation, and it appears as though the Empire will go into a period of peace at the moment. The Emperor accepts the offer of the Knights of St John and agrees to expanded trade and military cooperation.
    • Trebizond: The nation continues to train the troops and levies of the Kingdom of Theodoro. Handguns and crossbows are purchased for the armed forces. Trade expands in the region with Georgia, Armenia and the Golden Horde. The Emperor is unsure of how to react to the Ottomans attempting to get a trade port on the Black Sea as well, but will only follow the Roman Empire in this regard, which is unlikely to act on the issue.
    • Theodoro: The training of troops and levies continues. Despite the training by Roman and Trebizondian officers, the armed forces are notable less trained and equipped than their Roman counterparts. This is something that King Stephen hopes to change. Crimean Gothic, already the most widely spoken language in the nation before Roman vassalage, remains as such, and begins to enter the nobility, who spoke Greek before the vassalage. These two languages appear to become the lingua francas of the nation, and the two separate cultures already make a distinct Crimean identity.
  • Hesse: With the vassalization of Nassau-Weilburg complete, a portion of the Hessian Army marches into the newly vassalized land. Landgrave Ludwig I welcomes his new vassal. He also commissions a requirement of military service for healthy males of ages 14–45. Some may be required to be in military service longer if they have experience in tactics and are decorated heroes. He establishes the 2nd Regiments of Hesse, Kassel, and Nassau. He also wants a new castle-town to be built in deep Hesse. The capital will be moved there and it shall be called Ludwigsburg, after the Landgrave. The old castle that houses Count von Weilburg is ordered to be remodeled as well. Another re-organization of the Hessian Army might come as Ludwig has some doubts about the current system. Meanwhile, it's Ludwig's birthday, and he needs to be married. The order for 100 pillows annually is accepted and the man behind it all, Claus Weniger, becomes a respected and wealthy businessman. He plans to establish the headquarters of his business at the new Ludwigsburg. The nickname for the pillows, 'Hessows' is taken and the pillows sold are now called that. He establishes a merchant guild in Ludwigsburg, named the 'Weniger Merchants Guild'.
  • Navajo: Centralization and economic development continues and this economic development is discussed in a meeting with Chief Tooh and the Grand Council of Elders. It is decided to be used to build up Adminstration. Adminstration will be divided into four Agriculture, Mining, Trading, and War. With this, it is encouraged by the adminstrations to mine for precious metals more and if not to settle along the Colorado River for more agritculture and more trading until the trading post of Kim and thus river expansion begins.
    • Kim: With the Navajo settling along the river precious metals and begins to trickle to us and we trade these precious metals with the other tribes (mainly Pueblo) and receive things from their tribes which go back to the Navajo. We make money through a toll tax and use this to be self sustainable, mainly by setting up farms along the Colorado River. Since we are in the center of the Colorado River, there is an influx of ideas and rumors of possible invasion. Because of this we use the money to centralise the government to put a firm foothold on where we are and we build up our military to defend ourselves.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: Construction of the University of Moscow continues. Military development continues. Vassalization of Ustyug (3 turns) begins. We would like to reestablish ties with our Orthodox brethren in Constantinople.
  • Kingdom of Naples: King Ladislaus I continues the reforms, and improves the economy and the military. Continues the construction and improvement of shipyards, and production of new boats to combat the pirates of the Mediterranean. Territorial defense continues being built based on border forts. The king continues sending ships to patrol the trade routes of the Byzantine Empire and also protect them from pirates.The new Naval Academy in Taranto continues the technological research with Venice. The King of Naples following the ideas of his personal advisers, continues to give new impetus to the culture within the kingdom and its vassal states, in art, science, etc. The new policy of rapprochement toward Sicily continue, and also our influence on the island. Sicily has been separated from Naples for a long time, and it's time to reunite ties and strengthen political and trade relations. Displaying the recent situation in Florence, we request the renewal of commercial and military agreement, also offer protection, against enemies within and outside Italy.
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. Andrea Orsi, a nobleman from a wealthy family, still promotes aid to the Knights of St John, who in the middle of these events continue with their work of helping the pilgrims and fighting the infidels. Andrea Orsi provide support to this religious order, and he also use his own money to prove his faith.
    • Mantua: Improves the economy and the military. Pietro Panucci and his son, Giacomo, continue with the idea of ​​a machine that makes work easier to copyists of manuscripts (future printing).
    • Genoa: Improves the economy and the military. The Duchy of Genoa continues trading from the Black Sea to the Straits of Gibraltar, using new models of ships with cargo holds of more spacious and allow greater profit. With the help of Neapolitan military fleet, try to force richest commercial rights in Tunisian ports. Also the city of Monaco continue to be incorporated into our sphere of influence for subsequent annexation to the Duchy of Genoa.
    • Corsica: Improves the economy and the military. The exploitation of salt mines and silver continues. In the same way, the vine crops increase in extension and quality, and the manufacture of wine each year improves in quality and quantity, being recognized as the best European wine.
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. The Prince of Zeta is happy for the vasalization of Dukagjini. In a few years he will incorporate this land to his realm.
    • Vatican City: The Pope of Avignon (or just the Pope) now rules from Vatican City, as a new Papal headquarters; but the king asks for the renovation of his tittle "Defender of the Church". At the same time, the king asks an oath of fidelity. From now on, any who dwell in Vatican City will have to swear allegiance to the King of Naples.
  • Portugal continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program on the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, Portuguese traders continue visiting the Castilian settlements in the Canaries. Meanwhile, the newly-founded colony of Leiname expands by 200 sq km.In order to gain the minimum conditions for the development of agriculture, the settlers start to take down parts of the dense forest that covers the island.construction of canals also starts, due to the fact that in some parts of the island, there is excess water, and in other, scarcity of water. Meanwhile, Pedro, Duke of Aveiro, marries Branca de Sousa, daughter of Afonso Vasques de Sousa, Lord of Santarém. Meanwhile, João, youngest son of João I, is created Count of Reguengos de Monsaraz.
  • County of Oldenburg: Oldenburg sticks to Sedevacantism, and vows to remain so until a completely new, universally recognised Pope is elected. The revenue from the OHG is invested in building a second coast-guarding ship, to join the first in protecting the waters from pirates and smugglers. Speaking of the OHG, they go on a quite ambitious voyage this year to Morocco and the Canaries, getting the stuff which they produce in those places and bringing it back to sell. Count Christian seeks to expand Oldenburg's sphere of influence, and looks south to Osnabruck. Could the Prince-Bishopric one day be a vassal of Oldenburg? In royal news, Crown Prince Dietrich's wife Princess Branca of Portugal announces on New Year's Eve that she is pregnant with an heir.
  • Ulster: With reinforcements from the rest of the UK, we renew our assault on Breifne, although we send an envoy to the Breifne Government, requesting that they join us. The King continues building roads, and imports stone from other areas so we can construct Stone Roads, and Bridges. A captain returns to Iceland, with a 1/3 of his crew. He speaks of an icebound continent to the West, which is uninhabited, and without life. This testimony is dismissed, as the Captain, and the entire surviving crew, are all feverish, and die shortly after. Trade blossoms following the opening of the new port.
  • Aztecs: Continue to help weaker tribes as many of these join the Aztecs military is better organized with the economy being more improved.
  • Maya: Mayan tribes begin discussing plans to join together as the Mayan Empire. Construction begins on a new city which will be the capital.
  • Bengal Sultanate: The decrease in taxes on the landed elite do their job in most areas of the Sultanate, decreasing the tax load on the peasantry and earning him their support. The tax cuts on the merchant class allow for more trade to be conducted, and a recent lax on some of the quota laws allows for more goods to be shipped from Bengal, greatly increasing trade income. The influence on Orissa continues due to the alliance signed by both powers, and the previous agreement by them that made us their only trade partner. Influence grows on Ahom and Koch, as now we provide much of their food, and many of their other goods since they now trade exclusively with us. The money gained from the trade continues to arm the various levies of the Sultanate, the landed elite, Orissa, and Arakan. Some of the money gained from trade is also put toward the construction of a few Islamic temples in various large cities in the Sultanate. Trading merchants begin to search the Eastern coast of Africa after stopping off in Yemen to search for more potential trade destinations. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat. The land gained from the war with Jaunpur is developing nicely, with both food and cash crops being grown in large amounts. The vassalization process beings on Aoch and Kohm (Year Three). With our merchants traveling to Ava, Koch, Ahom and Arakan regularly, Islam begins to gain a foothold in their nations. Several important trade roads begin to see much-needed maintenance. We begin to make some of Arakan's decisions and affairs into our own nations, rather than the decisions and affairs be strictly Arakan's (Turn two of integration). The trade outpost grows slightly, with more traders stopping to use it more, leading to the Sultan of Bengal to take a special interest in it. The Sultan of Bengal and his wife, the princess of Garjat have a child, who is named Zulfiqar Padma Muhammad.
    • Arakan (Vassal of Bengal): The nation is ruled by a tolerant king, named Raja Anuj Chandra Charmchi, friendly to the Bengali Sultanate due to their favorable policies that have helped the Arakan states economy grow and diversify. Due to their trade being controlled mainly by Bengal for many years, their vassalization by Bengal has allowed them to open up their ports to other nations, and serve as resting point for many Bengali traders. Due to the influx of Islamic merchants into Arakan, several of the larger cities in Arakan begin to see many more conversions of their residents to Islam.
      • Bengali Diplomacy (Secrets): We send envoys in several ships, with gold, sugarcane, cotton, and other goods to the esteemed Yongle Emperor of China, asking him for an alliance between our two nations, offering that it will help preserve Chinese influence in India, and aid in preventing their enemies from getting too close to China itself.
      • Bengali Diplomacy (Needs Mod Response Please and Thank You, also, secret): We ask the prestigious leaders of Ahom, Koch, and Ava for alliances, stating that with the recent Timurid conquests of Vijayanagar, they are sure to head east next, and that independence is at stake.
      • Bengali Diplomacy (Needs Mod Repsonse Please and Thank You, also, secret): We ask the leader of Garjat to reconsider his previous decision, as the recent Timurid conquests in Vijayanagar prove that independence is at stake, and trading partners will mean nothing when we begin to answer to the sons of Tamerlame.
      • Mod Diplomacy: Garjat again refuses the offer, and states that no means no.
      • Mod Diplomacy: Ahom, Koch, and Ava state that they do not wish an allaince with Bengal, as we do not wish to aid in any future wars of aggression by them. Should the Timurids attack us, we will be able to stand up to them. We do offer a trade deal.
  • UNC: Following the death of Eric of Pomerania, the UNC is in chaos. Sweden quickly attempts to pick up the pieces of the UNC, attacking Norway. The powerful nations battle it out this year, with Iceland backing Norway and Schleswig backing the (so far) neutral Danes. Holstein appears to be in cahoots with Denmark, though there is no telling what they will choose at this point. Denmark improves its military just in case. Iceland also improves its military, preparing for a possible Swedish invasion. All nations scramble to reaffirm their alliances and deals with non-UNC nations.
  • The UNC split up into three kingdoms, so you can only play as one of the three. 
  • Do you think you're being a little too hands-on when it comes to the UNC?
  • Majapahit: Influence continues. More tradeships are build.
  • Japan (Hosokawa Clan) Hosokawa Taichi passes away during early spring. Katashi now officially inherits the Hosokawa daimyo. Most of Katashi's siblings are soon coming of age and will create their own families in a few years. Plans for a Hosokawa academy are being set out. The military training continues as does the shipbuilding. Three new Hosokawa ships sail the seas. Another ambassador is sent to the Ming Court in order to discuss the purchase of chinese artillery and information about gunpowder.
  • Munster: War with Thomond continues, with Munster gaining an upper hand in the Battle of Shannon Bridge, however, fighting remains in a stalemate for the time being. We request support to help break the stalemate. The Munster settlement in Ireland does decently well, however some wonder if the UNC will kick them out. As such, the Munsterians ask the UNC for dual citizenship of both Munster and the UNC. The Erie Crown Company has little to trade for in Iceland and as such, trade is limited, mostly consisting of foods for the northerly island that has been getting colder in recent years. Several independent colonists settle on Iceland, seeing the large amount of unclaimed land in the island, and wishing to escape the feudal system of Europe. We sail our military navy up the Shannon River, seeking to cut off Thomond's ships, and we attack settlements along the river. However, harsh bans on violence against the non-military citizens are instated, as Thomond is an Irish brother nation. A road from Cork and Ballydrogheda to Tomasdun and the northern villages is completed, and military supplies from the capital make their way south to the trading ports, which continue to be expanded. After England's falling-out with Avignon, we join the Western Catholic Church, stating that the Popes of the south are horribly corrupt, and that the true Church rests in the British Isles at the moment. Farming reforms continue to be instated, mostly consisting of crop rotation and land commons, although the commons are heavily regulated, and cattle breeding in particular is expanded, with programs to help breed the best dairy and beef cattle instated. Trade continues with Southern European nations, and modern European ideas continue to reach Munster. We ask to meet with Ulster to create a plan to split Ireland. Whiskey rises in popularity, and small amounts are exported to other nations, mostly due to drunken sailors carrying their stash aboard. The King gets an idea and begins to sell it to other nations. We express neutrality in the UNC-Austria war. Rumors of a strange African civilization that builds their towns in a European style and is Catholic continues to spread, and some reach the royal court.
    • England would like to remind Munster, as a member nation of the Kingdoms of Greater Albion, all nations may aid and assist their fellow neighbours. England will help.
  • Castile: With the developing situation in Italy King Henry begins to gear up for war with his forces being geared up. The Nobility as well as the Royal army are called up with a large force of nearly 20,000 being called up. The Castilian economy begins to shift toward developing and building weaponry and warships with large cannon-bearing ships being shifted toward the Mediterranean. The Castilian economy while being war oriented begins a larger process of pulling in more money through trade.The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to conver populations. The infrastructure of Castile is also expanded more. Castile, in order to facilitate more conversions to Christianity, imposes higher taxes on non-Christians in the areas it controls personally or by proxy through its vassals. Castile begins allocating wealth to hire major explorers for map and explore the coast os africa. The developing class in castile of skilled artisan, merchants, blacksmiths and the like has led to a large increase in productivity of the country with even a few researches managing to work on new designs including a more efficient hand cannon which gets its own dedicated corps in the developing Royal army of castile. The Castilian noblity begins to adapt towards a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move towards becoming advisors to the king and less involved in their feudal estates which while growing have developed Guilds to facilitate payments for the efforts of the men working, The expert worksmanship of many of these men has seen notable increase in productivity for each feudal state with most lord not complaining. Prince John of Castile now 15 continuing with his education makes some more notable appearances as he looks to urge his father into retirement when he reaches 20 or to begin to rule alongside his father. He also makes a notebook giving a large overview of the kingdom as a whole in order to better manage it getting priests and dedicated writers to help with this.
    • Granada: Granada, gaining territory from Castile and Venetia's conflict with Morocco and its allies, begins to settle the area it took more thoroughly but is noticing settlements of Christians popping up rather than settlements of Muslims. The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir discovers that his youngest son is Christian and decides to keep it a secret for the time being. He does, however, not get mad at his son but cautiously accepts him and begins to talk with his son about religion in his free time with his son. The country also begins to see some issues with its settlement in Morocco with many of them being Christian Castilians or converts. The Granadans continue to show more Christianization processes occuring with a viable expanding population of Christians living in the border towns and churches springing up in various areas across the country. The Granadam Emir becomes less tolerant of his son as he reaches the age of 16 and is a tad more rebellious in his religious motives having turned Christian years earlier.
    • Kingdom of the Canaries: Now granted a semi-autonomous status from Castile the Canaries begin to work up their economy to a certain degree greatly utilizing the traders from Portugal as well as the new route to Oyo, and the trade from the Mediterranean. The Canaries is able to build upon the multiple viable settlements and a moderately sized and growing population. The Canaries also expand their settlement by 1000 hoping to take the remaining islands.
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: the ideas and papers of Johann continue to develop further, and catch the eyes of several members of the General Estates. Ties with the other nations of the Netherlands continue to grow as the alliance is cemented. Economic cooperation continues to grow. Ties with the HRE continue to cool as the lowlands grow closer together. The Estates continue to push for closer relations with their allies and trading partners outside the HRE. development of the arquebus continues. naval expansion continues. trade with the byzantine continues to rpovide lucrative earnings as does banking. Engelburt and Katrina bare there second child in late December which is a girl, she is named Anna.
    • English D: After many years of close relations, the King requests an alliance with all of the lowlands.
    • B-H-H: The general estates agree and we propose to the rest of the Netherlands states to agree (a mod needs to decide this, while i am the main netherlands country i have not vassalized the ret of the netherlands nor do i plan to, as this is an alliance based on mutual trust and cooperation.) 
  • The Kingdom of England (Member state of the Kingdoms of Greater Albion)- English military and navy are expanded with many new war cogs being added to the English Fleets. English shipping grows as the merchant navy is finally free of pirates and other issues. The Crown Trading Company begins to trade heavily in the North Sea region and in France. England's coffers continue to grow with the trade from Venezia and Castille being huge factors. The United Kingdoms of Greater Albion continue to grow with the entirety of the Eire members. The Merchant Navy is expanded and now rivals great nations like Castille and Venice. England hopes to unseat the Hansetic League and become the most powerful trading monopoly in Northern Europe. The World Exploration Council is founded by the King in hopes of finding new lands and routes to Asia (though currently it only exists on paper.) The Canterbury Tales becomes a popular and exemplary writing, despite never being a huge success when Chaucer was alive. England declares its desire to purchase Iceland from Norway(a different mods' response) King Edward IV continues to push for English to be used as the primary language at the court. After several years of inaction, the King decides to support Rome ONLY on condition that Rome obstain from wars, and better represent the English people. If these demands are not met, all ties with the Vatican will be severed in support for a new Church.
    • Mod Response: Norway declines, though it offers several deals with England involving trade.
    • ​Dublin: The port is expanded. Crown Trading establishes its Irish headquarters. Military is upgraded as well as the navy. The Royal Bank of England establishes its Eire HQ. 
    • Wales: The Welsh military and navy are expanded. The Royal Bank of England establishes its Welsh HQ. 
  • Kingdom of Cuzco: We expand farther south by 100 km.Work on military and infrastrcture continues. with road work connecting much of the city and our other territories.
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): We fix up our roads and add outposts in different areas just in case to watch out for enemies. We build up our military and navy. Six more ships are being built.  The building of the first college of Japan is continuing to be built up. The eight ship make it to Taiwan and build up our port city a little more. The three ships going north Find a civilization called the Mangut Nivkhgu. The captain of the boat ask for the leader of the nation. When he gets to the leaders home he ask the leader if our nation and his could be allies. One of the people on the boat maps the area to give back to the Shogun. We declare war on the Hatekeyama State.
    • Nivkh Diplomacy: The Nivkhs are skeptical of the Ashikaga clan, but send ambassadors.
    • Ashikaga Dip: We thank the Nivkhs for taking time out to send ambassadors to our nation to talk about an alliance.
  • shadow seriously you cant colonize yet, also you do realize that declaring war will continue to destabalizer the shogunate.  Nkbeeching (talk) 21:15, February 18, 2014 (UTC)
  • Mangut Nivkhgu: In this year, Mangut Nivkhgu expanded 5000 km sq Northward alond the Sakhalin coast. It is widely thought that at this time, there was a flourishing bakery cranking out Tiger's Hand pastries owned by Master Wu and his army of Chinese bakers.
    • Note from the University History Department: Professor Boshisatvaped has taken a voluntary leave of absence due to the stress of compling his history of Mangut Nivkhgu. He has been replaced on an interim by Professor MangutXin, a leading authority on the history of the Nivkh pastry industry, a seventh-generation pastry chef, and a former President of the National Union of Pastry Chefs. Dr. MangutXin is a widely recognized authority in his subject matter and served on the board that codified the official Appellation Controlled Seal of Authenticity, a rigorous set of ingredient standards which must be conformed to by any product labelled as an "Authentic Nivkh Tiger's Hand Pastry". We hope that you will join us in welcoming Dr. MangutXin to this project. 
  • Venetian Republic: The Doge continues to consider carefully the merits of forming more uniform governments to rule over the Republic. He even openly voices a wish for reform. However he speaks to a council only half there, the second half remain in their households and send letters of support to Giovanni in Aquilia. Mercenaries are found in short supply as Nobles hire them for protection and common men find themselves easy jobs working as personal guards. Poor and lacking in supplies, Giovanni Pieromo, eager to prove to those who wish him to return to Venice asks Aquilia if they may supply funds to hire a force of mercenaries. Whispers of a civil war hang heavy over the heads of Venetians, lords pick and choose sides across the Empire while traders reap as much as they can before the fighting begins... Mil-turn
    • Aegina: The Rettore of Aegina both receive letters from the Roscol faction and Aristocrat faction, one Rettore, Teodor da Vale, declares his support for Giovanni due to his ties in Venice to the aristocratic traders. The other, Frederico Doro, despite similar ties declares for Roscol, and sends his personal guards to kill Teodor in the night, they fail as Teodor flees on his vessel. On his way to Candia (Crete) Teodor vows to return with an army at his back. Meanwhile Frederico makes his eight year old son Geragio the second Rettore, as to secure control over the island. Mil-turn
    • Athens: The Venetian Poténsa, Jacopo Dal Sol, declares himself for Roscol. He begins to recruit men and build up the fleet of the city, further he asks if Byzantium may supply some forces to help keep the city safe. And sends a letter of support to Frederico and vows to protect Aegina from the vengeance of Teodor. Mil-turn
    • Corfu: The nobles of Corfu convene in the face of the crisis, they contemplate that they no longer control the gate to the Adriatic due to the cities of Epirus now being in the hands of other nobles. With their historical bartering chip gone, they remain indecisive. They currently declare for no one, waiting to see who has the upper hand before acting. Mil-turn
    • Epirus: The Governor General Christofo Roscol burns the letter from the aristocrats and publicly declares for his family Roscol and Michiel Roscol, calling him the only true Venetian to ever be Doge. He begins a purge of all those who display loyalties to the Pieromo family and summons armies. He secretly prepares to seize the port cities should they not align themselves with the Doge. However his purges have created an internal rebellion with aristocratic supporters hardening into a force to be reckoned with, while they exhibit very loose control over the south, the Roscols remain in firm control of the north. This issue means that only the north port will have an army able to seize it at this moment. Mil-turn
    • Kaffa: The Governor General Victor Borozzi takes his time to consider the messages from the Doge and Giovanni. He decides that the conflict is far away and Kaffa must look to its own defences. He stops sending tribute to Venice and announces that he will remain loyal to the republic, carefully wording his pledge. He invests the money into the defences of the territory and builds his retinue, careful to hire Venetian loyalists. He fears that Kaffa will suffer from enemies at home before it is dragged into the conlict between the distant families. Mil-turn
    • Naxos: The Duke, Giacomo I Crispo, and nobles of Naxos declare for Giovanni, while Roscol's allies flee the islands for Athens they seize the local fleet and begin building yet more ships. Confident in the power of their fleet they hire a large mercenary force and begin plans to secure the Greek territories. Mil-turn
    • Negroponte: King of Negroponte, Nicolo Zorzi, declares for Giovanni, fearful of Roscol's planned reforms. Bolstered by the new strength of his capital Negropont also known as the "Black Bridge", he summons up an army of the realm with the aim of freeing Athens from Roscol rule. He augments his forces with mercenaries and focuses on a completely land based campaign. He begins his march through the Roman territories towards Athens late in the year leaving his Gastàldo, Rizardo Lacaris, in charge of the capital. Mil-turn
    • This has been coming a long time, Roscol has been causing issues for the nobles since day 1, now begins the war. Blood will be spilt, heads will roll and innocents shall not be spared. The Doges Palace in Venice is a Palace built on gold of the seas and the blood of men, when two families claim it, they must give an offering. Only gold and blood will pay for the mastery of the republic. And both Michiel and Giovanni will pay dearly for it...
    • But yeah, feel free to join in if you want to be a part of the RP, of course keep it interesting, although I will control this conflict it could go in any direction
    • Hamburg Dip: With Venice being one of Hamburgs largest trading partners (in terms of economy) Hamburg expresses its support for the Doge.
  • Austria: We train and expand our military using new experience from the war. We also begin developing hand cannons as a future weapon in warfare after seeing its implementation on a small scale. We continue influencing the states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, and Patria del Friuli. We also begin influencing Burgau and Chur. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. We continue to improve relations with Bohemia, and we propose to the Bohemian king that when his daughter becomes of age, she be wed to Albert II of Germany. We increase trade with the Grand Duchy of Bavaria and ask for an alliance between our nations in order to strengthen ties even further between our nations. Albert II proposes the organization of his naval assets, officially founding the kaiserliche und königliche Kriegsmarine (Imperial and Royal War Navy). Each ship of his existing navy is organized into a specific Einsatzflottille (Flotilla). Sailors begin to be trained on naval vessels to ensure that the emperor’s personal vessels are well trained in case of attack. Small hand cannons, which have been in development by the Landwehr for several years, are mounted on the sides of several Bimereiche ships. 
  • The Jochid Ulus agrees to the Ottoman offer, feeling somewhat threatened by the Ottoman fleets and relieved they are weeling to negotiate. The population grows. With the war in Muscowy boiling over, focusing returns to colonisation. The colony in the Yamal spreads by 3000 sq km, as the production of settled-down Samoyed reindeer skins increases quickly and they become valued commodities south in the Volga. Sarai, Obran-Osh, Qazan and Bolghar all grow quickly. The fortifications of Donet'sk and Obran-Osh begin to be massively upgraded, something which improves the military capacity of the Ulus. Troops begin to move into the border with Azeria, and the arming with firearms continues. The economy of the nation also improves as the agricultural output of the territories continue rising. Some Ulus settle down, becoming duchies.
    • Great Perm expands its military and infrastructure. Kolvakvar continues to be built. After a revolt by Christians, the jizya tax is abolished by the Muslim hierarchy; an uncomfortable balance of religions is reached.
    • Adyghea spreads 1000 sq km as more Adyghe, Kabardian, Ubykh and Abkhaz tribes are crushed. The economy speeds up as Maykop grows rapidly.
  • Cahokian Civilisation: The internal and external threats facing the Cahokian Civilisation continue to diminish due to the actions of the Cahokians. The internal threats are now barely noticeable, with the problems facing the Cahokians pretty much being entirely from the outside. Political power over the Cahokian Civilisation remains firmly centralised in Cahokia. The elite of Cahokia continue to hold political power over the whole civilisation. The Chief of the Cahokian Civilisation, Great Alligator, continues to hold a tight grasp on power. The House of Birdman remains a strong political threat, with many people continuing to support him. The idea of a Cahokian Kingdom, led by a Cahokian King, continues to have a mass following. But many in the political elite don’t want to see such a dramatic change. The House of Great Alligator continues to oppose this, as they believe it could lead to the House of Birdman seizing this future throne. Trade between the Cahokian Civilisation and Moundville Civilisation continues at its maximum level for the current time. Moundville continues its irreversible reliance on the Cahokian Civilisation for certain resources not found in the south. The traders of the Cahokian elite purposefully inflate and deflate the value of a number of resources on the Moundville markets once again. This further destabilises the Moundville Civilisation, and damages its economy. This leads to the Moundville Civilisation to develop an even larger reliance on the Cahokian Civilisation. The ‘Epic Flying Serpent Mound’ completes construction; with the entire structure being finished. Pilgrimages from the Moundville Civilisation reach a ludicrous level. The threat from the Moundvillian religious effigies and so called 'new Southern Cult' is eliminated completely as a result. The settlements on and near the coast of the Great Lakes in the far north of the Cahokian Civilisation continue to produce bountiful harvests, bolstered with fish and crustaceans caught from the Great Lakes. These settlements continue to grow in size. The population of Cahokia grows to around 80,000 Cahokians thanks to natural population growth, surpassing its own record as the most populous settlement in the Americas of all-time once again. Annual crop growth surrounding Cahokia continues to be stable, and always returns crops of extremely high quality in large numbers. This allows Cahokia and the rest of the Cahokian Civilisation to always have a surplus in their food stocks. The trading of this surplus to the Moundville Civilisation continues to make them further reliant on the Cahokians. The well-established trade network within the Cahokian Civilization allows the various food stocks to be transported among all of the Cahokian lands. The monthly waste removal ritual continues within Cahokia and all the settlements within the Cahokian Civilisation. The water supply canal systems within the Cahokian Civilisation continue to provide a clean and reliant supply of freshwater to all Cahokians. Medicine men continue to be prevalent within Cahokia thanks to the increasing population, and they retain their positions as important members of the elite. They remain spread throughout the Cahokian Civilisation. Their efforts increase, and they become more proficient in effective medicine, speeding up the decline in disease rates. The death rate within Cahokia itself and the rest of the Cahokian lands goes into an even faster freefall as a result. The Cahokian Civilisation as a result is continuing to see extremely fast net population growth. The number of warriors of the Cahokian Civilisation grows, and they are given even more efficient weapons, in the form of iron swords and shields. The use of iron arrowheads has made Cahokian archers unmatched in the Americas. Nearly all High Priests of the Southern Cult continue to reside in the Cahokian Civilisation. The High Priests in the Moundville Civilisation continue to be heavily influenced by their counterparts in the Cahokian Civilisation. A massive number of Moundvillians continue to make annual pilgrimages to see the religious sites within Cahokian lands. Expansion to the east of Cahokian lands continues with fervour, and now with the use of iron weaponry, is expected to reach and control a decent section of the coast within the next two years. We expand 20,000 sq km outward from the eastern protrusion as a result. The scouts in the north stay in position. Iron and copper continue to be traded from the Great Lakes’ settlements in large quantities to keep the production of weapons and ceremonial items at its current high rates. The trade posts on OTL Chesapeake Bay and OTL New York Bay continue to send back resources, and grow in size. More mound settlements are built around the trade posts, to house the families of the traders. The main groupings of these settlements are on OTL Staten Island in OTL New York Bay and the site of OTL Norfolk on OTL Chesapeake Bay. The creation and stabilization of the Etowah Civilisation under the Cahokian Civilisation is completed, and is now a fully fledged vassal state of the Cahokian Civilisation. A simple message is once again sent to the breakaway Moundville state, the Parkin Civilisation, offering the chance to become a vassal peacefully. An offer of vassalisation is also sent to the Moundville Civilisation, with a number of barely veiled threats attached to it.
  • Can I please get a mod response to this? I have been asking for quite a while. -- Hailstormer (talk) 23:14, February 18, 2014 (UTC)
  • Ottoman Empire: The Empire continues vassalization efforts in Dulkadir, Black Sheep and Erzincan, and remind Mesopotamia that they have rights over the Black Sheeps through treaty. Many politicians are disappointed in the Sultan for not going through with the colony in the Golden Horde. The Sultan tells them, however, it is all for the best. He does intend to stand his ground when it comes to the remaining Middle East nations. Meanwhile, he agrees to the pact with the Knights of St John. As well, the Grand Vizier invites representatives from Rome and/or Venice to the island of Midilli (OTL Lesbos) to extend the non-aggression and trade pact. Furthermore, the navy improves, and the Sultan proposes a proposition to the kingdom of Arta, which is still under Ottoman protection, to create naval bases in the west coast of the nation that can be accessed by the Empire, in return for further military protection in the event of vassalization or conquest by other nations.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Much to the surprise of the Turkish diplomats, four letters arrive in reply. One from Doge Michiel Roscol who states he shall send a representative to discuss terms. Another from the noble Giovanni Pieromo claiming to be the rightful Doge, states that he shall send a representative too to discuss terms. The third letter is from the Governor General of Kaffa who states that he will send his Retór to represent the neutral vassal of the Venetian Republic. The final letter is collectively from the Nobles of Corfu saying that they will further have a representative sent to the meeting. The list of possible attendees confuses the diplomats greatly.
  • Trier: We upgrade our military and influence the states around us. We are proud to have fought for the preservation of the German people, and as the war comes to a close we withdraw our soldiers. We ask for an alliance with Hamburg to protect the north in the future. 
  • Pskov: Continues to grow its trade and the last troops are drawn out of the Scandinavian lands, and allow the newly elected Danish king, who opposes Sweden, to have Copenhagen back as a gesture of good faith, in any case, Denmark and Norway are asked for alliances, and trade deals that would give Pskov unprecedented amounts of economic power within the Baltic, as well as help destroying the Crown's Merchants, perceived to be loyal to Sweden. In any case, last year's declaration about health is met with skepticism, but a diplomat asks an Arabian doctor to be the court physician in Pskov, and to oversee many things, his name is lost to history, but he is a very good recomendation, along with them, they bring Ibn Khaldun's Introduction, bringing Arabic philosophy (much based on Greek and Roman) to Russia. In any case, Human dissection is officially declared legal so long as the person in question is less than three days dead, and on the third day to be returned to be buiried by the church by Princely Edict. The military is improved with the construction of ships at the Narva shipyard.
  • Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications made. They also increase trading with each other
  • Oyo Empire: The Oyo Empire continues its expansion across West Africa, expanding 10,000 km along the coast, and converting all natives it encounters preaching a message of hope and unity. Oyo's peaceful expansion and incorporation of many tribes enlightens even the most aggressive tribes, as they discover first hand that the Oyo seek to help all people of their lands, and bring prosperity to all. The city of Oyo-Ile is completed as far as the government is concerned, though only the cathedral remains unfinished. Oranyan delivers a speech calling on all members of his nation to focus on recommending Oyo's development to all in the region, to develop ties with neighbors and trade with enemies, placing Oyo on a neutral ground and making it a center of learning and knowledge. Catholicism has become the accepted religion of the state, with most Oyo practicing the religion as increasing numbers of friends and family are found at the churches that have sprung up all across the empire. The literacy rate is on the rise, with one out of twelve women now capable of reading and writing, and one in three men now capable of reading and writing thanks to the governments aggressive literacy program. Many men and women go into establishing businesses, which in turn serve to employ many Oyo who once relied on substance farming to survive. With many in the nation turning to the cities for work, the urbanization of Oyo begins. The navy continues to grow, with some twenty sisan vessels within the nation's water forces. The Ikarira takes to the seas, seeking to project the power and influence of Oyo throughout the region. In light of this effort, the Oyo annex the two tiny islands that lay within the Bright of Biafra, seeing them as strategic locations needed to control water-bound trade in the region. No ships can move north or south without passing these islands, making them of great importance to the growing trade empire. As such, 500 Oyo subjects are settled on the islands, and begin building homes and watchtowers for the military.
  • Milan: Work continues on the Certosa di Pavia, the Castle Visconteo, and on the extensive Milan Cathedral. We continue training a proper standing army, utilizing Swiss mercenaries and local recruits. With border disputes now settled between the nations of Austria and Switzerland, we continue opening friendly relations with both nations in hopes of repairing our diplomatic relations and protecting our northern border. We continue constructing cogs and galleys to strengthen our navy and protect our interests on the seas. We influence Padua. 
  • The Chinese treasure fleet is forced to return after reaching OTL Angola after heavy rain. The Emperor tasks them to head out once more to reach Europe. The dockyards of Nanjing and the Yangtze continue to increase the size of the treasure fleet with it numbering over 100 huge treasure ships and with a supporting fleet of another 400 ships. The entire treasure fleet sails off to circumnavigate Africa once and for all. Qara Del, Korea, Haixi and Tainan increase the size of their economies.
  • Vijaynagar: Sends its first year of tribute to the Timurids.The trade post in Jaffna expands its ports to allow more ships. The influence over Kozhikode continues. Vijaynagar begins to gather spices for the treasure fleets China is sending.
    • Venad: Begins to expand its military. Venad begins to expand its harbors allowing for more ships to dock. The trading post in The Kingdom of Cannanore is being fortified.
  • Zapotec: Emperor Tlaco expands Danibaan's influence in the surrounding city-states by way of the Zapotec Alliance. Roadways connecting cities in the alliance help merchants and soldiers move more freely between them. The economy booms with trade as a result of the roads. In the coastal regions under Danibaan's influence, more boats are created. Tlaco orders more to be manufactured to bring in goods from the sea. Daibaan continues expanding into the surrounding city-states north along the gulf coast

1418

Mircea I of Wallachia is succeeded by Michael I of Wallachia.

The Mongol Khanate burns the capital of the Alliance of the Oirats after routing their army. The Oirats are offered a peace if they cease the raids and the eastern half of the Oirat Alliance is annexed to the Mongols.

The Navajo make contact with the Cahokians, and begin to develop their own iron weapons.

The Moundville Civilisation is vassalised by the Cahokian Civilisation.

  • Crim told me that I could restore this mod event, as it was deleted with no explanation, and no comment by any individual. -- Hailstormer (talk) 00:48, February 20, 2014 (UTC)

The Tharawal, an Australian Aboriginal tribe near OTL Sydney, make a large leap forward when they begin to make bows and arrows, and they begin to begin to grow a bit faster, expanding outwards into the hinterland.

Just changed it a bit; it's more convenient to have the Tharawal do this than having to refer to them as "that Aboriginal Tribe which has bows and arrows".Callumthered (talk) 08:29, February 19, 2014 (UTC)

The Mamluk vassals of  Makuria and Alodia begin to experience unrest, being unhappy with foreign rule and wanting to return to being Christian kingdoms.

Makuria is Muslim, which it had been officially since the 1310s. (Three or so generations.) Furthermore, it was de facto Muslim for a while before this. It hadn't been majority Christian since the very early 1300s. It also exprienced great relations with Egypt even while it was Christian, dating back from the 10th Century, when it began to be a powerful religion. Alodia was Christian, but this is currently "being taken care of," in the sense that it realizes how much better life as a part of the empire is than life alone. They are also permitted to practice their faith freely. However, there have been thousands of Moroccans relocating there since the fall of Southern Gibraltar, and this has largely turned the population into about 40-60 Muslim-Christian. Furthermore, the Funj people, and other natives of Sudan (who have been incorporated into culture as the state expands) are Muslim, so that would place it around 50-50. Pink Floyd Hammer Flag - The Wall I'd rather be a hammer than a nail... 22:55, February 19, 2014 (UTC)
One more point which I forgot. Makuria and Alodia are now combined, into a state called "Nubia." With Makuria having always been the more populous and powerful of the two and now having a powerful and popular leader, this would be an even weireder event. (Lets say, about 65-35 Muslim-Christian). Pink Floyd Hammer Flag - The Wall I'd rather be a hammer than a nail... 23:29, February 19, 2014 (UTC)

The Cahokianised breakaway of the “Moundville” civilisation becomes a vassal of Cahokia itself.

The Quimbaya Confederation continues spreading southwards, through the Tolima volcanoes.

The remaining states around Holland answer to its offer of an alliance.Utrecht refuses, since its Archbishop does not want to get involved in any wars, while Namur accepts the offer.

My offer also refers to the Wallonian minor states of Namur, Brega and the others. and a mod accepted the offer for them two turns ago. though I do understand the bishoprics not accepting. One last thing - guelders already accepted an alliance a lot of turns ago via mod response, only the Wallonian states are needed to confirm with te rest of the mods. Nkbeeching (talk) 10:12, February 19, 2014 (UTC)

  • Prussia: The Prussians begin efforts to vassalize Pomerania. The Prussians continue efforts to annex their vassal of Riga. The Prussians continue developing their economy to recover from the Polish War. The Prussians continue to rebuild their military from the Polish War. The Prussians continue construction on the grand capital city of Marienburg. The Prussians continue work on the next stage of the Prussian Parliament. The main port at Danzig continues to grow as the money flowing in from the Crown Merchants makes the city a very profitable trade node.
    • Otago Maori: Asks for a non-aggression pact.
  • Masovia: The Kingdom of Masovia also continues recovering their economy, and continues building a new national army. The Masovians continue construction of their capital at Czersk.
  • Riga: The Archbishopric of Riga continue building their economy and continues building of the new national army.
  • Novgorod: We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords, and composite bows, increasing our military capabilities in case of war. The nation’s training and advancement of military continues. We are producing our new crossbow, and we send the first 50 crossbows to Mecklenburg to test out and the other 250 to test in our nation. We expand north (by 10 pixels) into undiscovered land. The recent classes of Koch ships are being manufactured in Novgorod. The town of St Patriksburg’s population grows a bit more that last year. As the construction of the town improves, the kremlin finishes, trade becoming more in demand, the town gains slightly. Because of the trade road built with Tver our economy increases. We are still talking about the possible unification of the Rus’ with Muscovy. The Russian language is spreading throughout the nation. We continue vassalising Rostov, soon to be a part of Novgorod in the next year as a vassal. After seeing a great success with the private schools in the City of Novgorod, St Patriksburg, Staraya Russa, and Nizhny Novgorod. We are looking to build another school in Rostov in the next year when they become a part of Novgorod. We will soon build private schools in Torzhok and Staraya Ladoga in the near future. We ask Denmark for an alliance against our Rival Sweden. (Mod response please. Please!! I beg thee!)
  • Knights of St John: The Knights of St John will leave Cyprus alone in return for militaristic and economic support. The order will also expand into the territory of Tekke making it part of the empire. The Knights of St John will perpetuate their imperial military's growth. Trade routes are secured in the Ottoman Empire; fortifying trade hubs along the coast of Anatolia: for resting points from pirates, for merchants. The Knights of St John continue to guide pilgrims and fight the infidels that would try and shake the foundations of christianity. The Knights of St John build a small addition to the navy, although mainly focusing on increasing their quantity of trade ships: to promote the growth of their eocnomy. Vittorio De Luca (an Italian) becomes the new grandmaster of the Knights of St John. While the new heir to grandmaster is Rodrigo Torez (a Spaniard) who moves to the castle in Malta to organize the small order of knights and form good relations with the owner of Malta: Kingdom of Aragon. 
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: After three years the Knights of St John continue to extend an alliance and trade rights to the glorious Kingdom of Castile, as well as requests trade rights to Milan and Florence. The Knights of St John will offer to help the Doge of Venice in return for the small vassal of Naxos.
    • Milan Diplomacy: We agree to your offer of a trade pact.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: The Doge regretfully declines and states that the territory is too valuable to surrender.
  • UNC: Denmark continues its path of relative neutrality as Sweden and Norway continue to have at it. The Strait of Denmark is blockaded by Danish ships in case the Norse or Swedes attempt to get a jump on them. Sweden, which had gained dominance very early on in the war, earns massive wins this year, forcing a Norse surrender within the year.
    • Otago Maori: Asks for a non-aggression pact.
  • Grand Empire of the Timurid Dynasty: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues. Draka turns 18. The military is built up, we work on the economy. Draka, now Sultan of the Muhgals, which has recently integrated Sind, now has a coast, and massive naval construction begins there while several new fleets begin consutrction in the Timurid harbors. The Damascus and Black Sea Fleets are reorganized into the Timurid-Muhgal Fleet, allowing for troops to be ferried between the Mughals and Timurids. The fleet is owned by the Timurids still. Indian culture begins to affect the Timurid government, with Draka taking on a wife from Jangladesh, a feet which will allow the Mughals to integrate Jangladesh within the coming years. She grants him twins that year, both of Indian and Timurid blood. Our army in Vijyagar storms the capitol, burning it the ground and executing the Royal Family and a large amount of nobles. We offer alliances to Bahamani and Andrha, promising them Timurid defense in the future should Vijyagar  try to expand there. 
    • Mughal Sultanate: Building of public works continues, while the military is built up and the economy is worked on. Food continues being stocked up. Construction of a the navy continues.
    • Emirate of Jangledesh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Kangra: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Ladakh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Sultanate of Kashmir: The Sultan continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Kingdom of North Iraq: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues.
  • Swiss Confederacy: We annex the canton of Friobourg. The government continues to research longer range hand cannons, and continues to update fortifications, especially to the south. We begin to look into using water wheels to power grain mills, and begin to construct and update roads around the nation to increase communication and decrease travel time.
    • Otago Maori: Asks for a non-aggression pact.
  • Otago Maori: We expand our nation by invading nearby tribes and also westernize! 
  • Georgia: After years of political intrigue and internal struggle, King Giorgi VII Bagrationi of Georgia manages to overpower his rebellious brother Prince Bagrat, forcing the latter into exile; as Giorgi' s older brother Alexandre died in the revolt against the Timurids, he is now the (mostly) undisputed monarch. To celebrate his state's seventh anniversary of liberation, the Georgian King orders the expansion of the basilica at Bolnisi, and the renovation of the gold and copper mines around the city, developing the ailing Georgian economy
    • Georgian Diplomacy: The King of Georgia reaches out to the Kingdom of Armenia, suggesting that the two Orthodox nations forge not only a favorable trade agreement, but also sign a mutual defensive pact for the protection of both nations against a potential Timurid return to the Caucasus; he also hints at a royal marriage between his son and heir Alexandre II and a daughter of the Armenian King, in hopes of an eventual dynastic union between the two Caucasus Orthodox states. Georgia also opens trade negotiations with the Roman Empire and the Grand Duchy of Muscovy, hoping to exchange Georgian copper for Roman textiles and Ukrainian grain; the ambassadors also inquire about the formation of a defensive alliance against the Golden Horde and the Timurid Empire. Finally, Georgian Catholicos Shio II also petitions the Roman Patriarch of Constantinople and the Catholicos of Armenia to convene an ecumenical conference, in the hope of shrinking the split between the Armenian Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church and improving Georgian-Armenian ties. (I need a mod to respond for Armenia, since - as far as I know - no one's playing it at this time.)
      • Muscovite Diplomacy: We accept your trade offer and accept the defensive alliance request.
  • Roman Empire: With the outbreak of the Venetian civil war, the Empire increases the awareness of its navy and its army. The Empire itself is unsure where to position itself in the civil war. On one hand, the Doge has helped to restore the political strength of the Roman Empire and has increased its territories. On the other hand, the merchants of Venice have helped to restore the Empire's flagging economy. As such, the Empire positions itself as neutral for the time being, but is willing to accept refugee nobles or diplomats. In the meantime, the army continues to purchase handguns and crossbows for its men. As the city of Constantinople continues to grow in population, the Empire makes sure to hire a gunsmith to take up residence inside the capital. The minting of gold stavratons resumes. The Empire sends delegates to the Ottoman convention, but since the Venetians are rather disorganized at the moment, it offers to hold its own negotiations with the Venetians if they are not able to agree. The Romans agree to the enhanced trade rights of the Georgians, and agree to having a religious conference.
    • Trebizond: The Empire begins to prepare itself to rejoin the Empire as planned nine years ago. Trade expands with Georgia and the rest of the Black Sea Triangle. The navy is expanded slightly, and more guns are purchased to outfit the army.
    • Theodoro: Training of levies continues. The restoration efforts on the capital of Doros continue. Trade expands with the rest of the Triangle. The Kingdom readies its military in case the Venetian civil war speads to Kaffa and involves the Kingdom.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: The Governor General of Kaffa, Victor Borozzi, asks Theodoro for assistance in dealing with the rebels marching on the town.
    • Otago Maori: Asks for a non-aggression pact.
  • Hamburg: Henry II dies at the age of 61. He is succeeded by his son William. William, at the age of 28, is ambitious and eager to further expand Hamburgs influence in Europe. When he begins his reign, he predicts, "When I die, the Emperor will be leading the Holy Roman Empire from Hamburg." He makes a deal with the H.T.S.C., getting them to help fund the reconstruction of Hamburg, which continues from the end of the war. Later in the year he orders expansion of Hamburgs port facilities to accommodate the increase in post-war trade. He also establishes a standing army, comprised of three thousand professional troops, and orders an independent navy, to be organized along the lines of Austria's navy. He also begins reading into military tactics at battles from Tours to Marathon.
  • Iroquois Confederacy The economy continues to improve and expand, as well as the first efforts at establishing trails between the villages and tribes of the Confederacy, improving infrastructure and communications. The first traders to the Algonkin tribes to the east and Huron tribes to the north begin, though both groups are wary of the Iroquois and their sudden peaceful stance. Deganawada City is complete, and become a gathering point of the entire Iroquois Confederation.
  • The giant Ming treasure fleet rounds the Cape of Good Hope and steams into the ports of Benin. The leaders are forced to pay tribute in the from of ivory and gold to the Ming Emperor and then the fleet sails onwards to Europe. An envoy approaches the slightly more developed nation of Oyo and also asks for tribute. The grand treasure fleet then sails past the Canary Islands at the end of the year. Due to the slow progress of the heavy ships. Lighter ships from the French and Castilian islands are able to reach the mainland with the news before the projected arrival of the vast Ming fleet which drawfs any European navy in sheer size and numbers. Korea, Qara Del, Tainan and Kaixi work on their economies. The Ming government, concerned at the recent attack by the Mongols on our vassal of the Oirats decides to impose sactions on the Mongols, military support is given to the Oirats.
    • Oyo Response: On behalf of Oranyan, Alaafin of Oyo by divine right from God, Father of the Catholic Church, outside of which there is no salvation, the Oyo Empire welcomes the Ming to the city of Lagos. We have been watching you fleet movements carefully, and are intrigued by your exploration of the region. We will not give you tribute, but we shall give you gifts, as a sign of friendship and equals. We seek to trade with your peoples, and we ask for knowledge of your lands and your histories. We would be happy to care for your needs at our docks before you depart.
  • Navajo: Centralization and economic development continue. With the recent acquisition of iron weapons we set up Totems to remember the day we discovered this new found technology and wonder what other things and ideas  the Chahokians can give us. Suddenly a new found interest in the natural world grow and many well off Navajo are encouraged to explore the natural world. Many are fascinated with the Colorado River and how things grow there so rapidly, This in turn furthers expansion along the Colorado River where new trade opportunities and new ideas flow. With the acquisition of these ideas and the new iron weapon technology, there is a meeting between Chief Tooh and The Grand Council of Elders to decide the future of the Navajo, whether to go in an economic or militaristic direction. One of the things that is decided is to send some iron to Kim, hoping for economic growth. Meanwhile during the meeting, a Transitional Government set up by Adminstration is set up to keep peace and unity among the Navajo people.
    • Kim: With the recent acquisition of iron demand soars from surrounding tribes and they come flocking to the city in search of iron and our economy sprawls. Not only are the merchants are paying a toll to enter, they are buying the iron and many set up businesses here and we make even more money. We have now become a trading hub for nearby tribes in the region (mainly Pueblo) and we use this money to upgrade our new iron army and to centralize the government even further. With so much money, we have some to spare and we save it for a rainy day.
  • Grand Duchy of Bavaria: Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI begins petitioning the lords of Nurnburg and Burgau for manpower and tribute. In other news, the population continues to rise. Heinrich and his council continue to allow the training of new troops. Several markets are constructed in Landshut as well as trade houses for Austrian and Castilian traders. In Austria, several new ships begin being constructed, with a few small ships being finished, and by 1418 a trade route begins being formulated. Heinrich XVI declares he no longer supports the Pope in Rome, and follows the example of France in strengthening and solidifying the religious community already present in Bavaria. Heinrich plans to form a church, with Catholicism at its center, but mostly with independent functions and structures. Plans for a large trade center or exchange house begin formulating in Landshut. By late 1418, construction begins. In dynastic news, Heinrich XVI sends letters to the various lords of Pfalz (with whom Bavaria is linked via dynastic union), offering them assistance in setting up a government. In return, they would accept Heinrich as their true lord under a personal union. Mod response, please.
    • Munchen: Work continues on Queen Isabell University, with the curricula of mathematics and theology, as well as grammar, being added to the various language courses already offered. Grand Duchess Isabell, herself, begins holding summer court in Munchen. Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Munchen as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Straubing: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Straubing as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Ingolstadt: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • 'Otago Maori:' Asks for a non-aggression pact.
    • Ummm ... It's 1418 ...
  • Castile: With the developing situation in Italy King Henry begins to gear up for war with his forces being geared up. The Nobility as well as the Royal army are called up with a large force of nearly 20,000 being called up. The Castilian economy begins to shift toward developing and building weaponry and warships with large cannon-bearing ships being shifted toward the Mediterranean. The Castilian economy while being war oriented begins a larger process of pulling in more money through trade.The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to conver populations. The infrastructure of Castile is also expanded more. Castile, in order to facilitate more conversions to Christianity, imposes higher taxes on non-Christians in the areas it controls personally or by proxy through its vassals. Castile begins allocating wealth to hire major explorers for map and explore the coast of Africa. The developing class in Castile of skilled artisans, merchants, blacksmiths and the like has led to a large increase in productivity of the country with even a few researches managing to work on new designs including a more efficient hand cannon which gets its own dedicated corps in the developing Royal army of Castile. The Castilian noblity begins to adapt towards a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move towards becoming advisors to the king and less involved in their feudal estates which while growing have developed Guilds to facilitate payments for the efforts of the men working, The expert worksmanship of many of these men has seen notable increase in productivity for each feudal state with most lord not complaining. Prince John of Castile, now 15, continuing with his education makes some more notable appearances as he looks to urge his father into retirement when he reaches 20 or to begin to rule alongside his father. He also makes a notebook giving a large overview of the kingdom as a whole in order to better manage it getting priests and dedicated writers to help with this. The Kingdoms cities begin to be improved with somewhat better sanitation and the King hires architects to plan out a Sewer system, as well as a true plan for multiple major cities. The King dispatches two small fleets to meet the Chinese fleet and escort them in a friendly fashion and meet with their fleet leader. The King also orders a large fleet to be assembled for precautionary measures against the Chinese but reports say they are relatively friendly. The King then authorizes trade with any Chinese ships which arrive.
    • Granada:  The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir discovers that his youngest son is Christian and decides to keep it a secret for the time being. He does, however, not get mad at his son but cautiously accepts him and begins to talk with his son about religion in his free time with his son. The country also begins to see some issues with its settlement in Morocco with many of them being Christian Castilians or converts. The Granadans continue to show more Christianization processes occuring with a viable expanding population of Christians living in the border towns and churches springing up in various areas across the country. The Granadam Emir becomes less tolerant of his son as he reaches the age of 16 and is a tad more rebellious in his religious motives having turned Christian years earlier. The Country begins to show promising signs of real economic advancement.
    • Kingdom of the Canaries: Now granted a semi-autonomous status from Castile the Canaries begin to work up their economy to a certain degree greatly utilizing the traders from Portugal as well as the new route to Oyo, and the trade from the Mediterranean. The Canaries is able to build upon the multiple viable settlements and a moderately sized and growing population. The Canaries also expand their settlement by 1000 hoping to take the remaining islands.
  • Kingdom of Naples: King Ladislaus I continues the reforms, and improves the economy and the military. Continues the construction and improvement of shipyards, and production of new boats to combat the pirates of the Mediterranean. Territorial defense continues being built based on border forts. The king continues sending ships to patrol the trade routes of the Byzantine Empire and also protect them from pirates.The new Naval Academy in Taranto continues the technological research with Venice. The King of Naples following the ideas of his personal advisers, continues to give new impetus to the culture within the kingdom and its vassal states, in art, science, etc. The new policy of rapprochement toward Sicily continue, and also our influence on the island. Sicily has been separated from Naples for a long time, and it's time to reunite ties and strengthen political and trade relations. Displaying the recent situation in Florence, we influence this republic.
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. Andrea Orsi, a nobleman from a wealthy family, still promotes aid to the Knights of St John, who in the middle of these events continue with their work of helping the pilgrims and fighting the infidels. Andrea Orsi provide support to this religious order, and he also use his own money to prove his faith.
    • Mantua: Improves the economy and the military. Pietro Panucci and his son, Giacomo, continue with the idea of ​​a machine that makes work easier to copyists of manuscripts (future printing).
    • Genoa: Improves the economy and the military. The Duchy of Genoa continues trading from the Black Sea to the Straits of Gibraltar, using new models of ships with cargo holds of more spacious and allow greater profit. With the help of Neapolitan military fleet, try to force richest commercial rights in Tunisian ports. Also the city of Monaco continue to be incorporated into our sphere of influence for subsequent annexation to the Duchy of Genoa.
    • Corsica: Improves the economy and the military. The exploitation of salt mines and silver continues. In the same way, the vine crops increase in extension and quality, and the manufacture of wine each year improves in quality and quantity, being recognized as the best European wine.
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. The Prince of Zeta is happy for the vasalization of Dukagjini. In a few years he will incorporate this land to his realm.
    • Vijaynagar:  Continues sending tribute to the Timurids. The trade post at Jaffna sends off ships to navigate around Cape Comorin to The Kingdom of' Cannanore 'to restock and send goods to Venad. The Emperor asks the Bahmani Sultan to take his daughter’s hand in marriage as he heard he was looking.(need mod response, also in OTL the Bahmani Sultan married the girl). The infrastructure begins to expand. Influence on Kozhikode continues.
    • Mod response: The Sultan accepts
      • Venad: The military continues to grow. 
    • France: the military and navy are built up, the vassalage of Bourbon and Berry continues. Continues establishing its own entity to deal with the religious crisis left by the Schism.
      • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. Vassalage of Lorraine continues. the same choice made by the French is taken by the burgundians as they feel the same way to France.
      • Flanders: Military and navy are built up, economy expands.
      • Blois: Military, economy expand.
      • Dunois: Military and economy expand.
      • Angouleme: Military and economy expand.
      • Parthenay: Military and economy expand.
      • Perigord: Military and economy expand.
      • Saluzzo: Military and economy expand.
      • Orleans: Military and economy expand.
  • Portugal continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program on the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, Portuguese traders continue visiting the Castillian settlements in the Canaries. Meanwhile, the newly-founded colony of Leiname expands by 200 sq km.In order to gain the minimum conditions for the development of agriculture, the settlers continue to take down parts of the dense forest that covers the island.construction of canals also continues, due to the fact that in some parts of the island, there is excess water, and in other, scarcity of water.
  • County of Oldenburg: Princess Branca of Portugal gives birth to a beautiful baby son, who is named Frederick. His father Crown Prince Dietrich is thrilled, as is the child's grandfather, Count Christian. The second coast-guarding ship is also completed, and it is named the SHS Prinz Frederick in honour of the new heir. It isn't long before Branca is pregnant again. The OHG does some more trading. Oldenburg begins the process of vassalising the Prince-Bishopric of Osnabruck. (Other mods, how long will this take?) The argument is that as good Catholics (even Sedevacantist Catholics like Oldenburgers), Oldenburgers have a duty to protect the states of the church against the ever-increasing instability in the region.
    • Sixteen years.They are about one-third your size, and as the rules say: "Vassalising a state via peaceful means is hard and will take one year for two percent of what that state is in size compared to your home nation, with a minimum of three years."
    • Thanks, 1434 here we come! Callumthered (talk)
  • Mayan Empire: The Mayan Empire is created, and begins expanding into other territories, taking them by the dozen. Slavery is introduced with the captured tribes being the slaves. The military is expanded, and a fairly strong economy is built.
  • Venetian Civil War 1418 PM3

    The state of the Empire at the end of 1418

    Venetian Republic: In Veneto the Doge hires a mercenary force and sends his loyalists north to eliminate the Pieromo aligned nobles. Meanwhile the Pieromo nobles, hearing of the host heading north fortify themselves in the town of Treviso. Upon arrival, the first battle of the civil war occurs, the Battle of Treviso. It is a decisive victory for the Doge, with the town being recaptured and the nobles being send fleeing. The merchant fleet keeps trade in Venice stable despite the conflict while the military fleet is dispatched to help secure Epirus and the Free Ports. The Doge writes to Hamburg asking if they may send some military support. Giovanni asks for support from further afield, seeking to be supplied with a mercenary force so that he may head south. He sends letters to Austria, Milan and Aragon asking all of them if they may supply him with an army.
    In the Epirus Free Ports The nobles in command of Titani, despite having declared for Roscol, refuse to assist Christofo. The city walls go into lockdown and they fortify the docks, fearful that Pieromo's allies will land a force. The Free Port of Preveza, having declared for Pieromo, hires a large mercenary host and prepares for an offensive.
    In the Peloponnese the nobles declare for Pieromo and reinforce their personal retinues, waiting until they are needed.
    In Candia, the King of Candia Egidio Morosini, siding with Roscol much to the amazement of his nobles, summons an army of the realm. The eastern and western nobles however, declare for Pieromo, they summon their own forces. The eastern nobles fortify themselves in the eastern town of Sitia, awaiting support from abroad. The western nobles march east on the town of Rethymnon hoping to take it before the King. Outraged at the betrayal, splits his forces, he sends one half east to capture Sitia but takes the rest west to Rethymnon, he finds that he arrives after the western nobles and begins to besiege the town. Before the end of the year, the Seige of Rethymnon ends in a stalemate, while the King takes the town he takes many more casualties than he hoped. Meanwhile in the east the Kings men are routed by a surprise attack in the Battle of Santi Apostoli, the eastern Nobles now march on Candia the town. Mil-turn
    • Aegina: Frederico orders the construction of makeshift forfitications and increases his retinue, fearful for his son, he sends him to Athens via ship. Across the sea Teodor da Vale lands in La Canea, the Pieromo held city in west Candia. He meets with the nobles there and after swearing allegeance to the nobles of Candia gains funding for a small mercenary force and ships to take with him back to Aegina. Mil-turn
    • Athens: The Poténsa, Jacopo Dal Sol, recruits yet more soldiers, fearful of the encroaching Negroponte army. Hoping to secure their local waters, as not to be completely cut off, he sends the Athenian fleet to patrol around the waters of Attica, Athens and Aegina. Meanwhile Attica summons up an army of levies and marches to Athens, to support them. Mil-turn
    • Corfu: The nobles of Corfu build up their naval power, still uncertain of whose side to join they remain neutral. However some nobles call for Corfu to become indepdent, although fears of the Venetian fleet advancing upon Epirus mutes the support for the position. Mil-turn
    • Epirus: Christofo orders the forces outside Saranda to seize the city, as it has declared for Giovanni, the Seige of Saranda is broken when the city guard sallys forth and takes the attackers by surprise. Already on the march south, Christofo curses the news, on the march the southern nobles of Epirus perform hit and run tactics attacking supply lines and stray troops. However Christofo manages to marshal his men so that by the end of the year they are at the walls of the Free Port Prevezo. Mil-turn
    • Kaffa: Victor Borozzi is ambushed by local rebels while on a patrol out in the rural lands of Kaffa. He escapes but most of his guard is killed. Back in the town of Kaffa he begins to rebuild. Grisigon Mamoli, a member of the former Geonese regime, leads the rebels of Kaffa along the coast. After defeating the Governor General's guard, they begin marching on Kaffa itself. Mil-turn
    • Naxos: Giacomo orders his nobles to ready the fleet, he sends it with the mercenary force to capture the Roscol greek mainland. The fleet splits, some going to capture Aegina while most head north west to establish a beachhead on the shores of Attica. As the fleet arrives off the coast of Aegina the Aeginetan and Athenian fleet engage the fleet of Naxos, in the Battle of the Aeginetan Gulf but are soundly defeated and the island is occupied while Frederico is imprisoned in his home there. Meanwhile the landing in Attica succeeds with a beachhead in the east being established. Mil-turn
    • Negroponte: Nicolo arrives with his army outside Athens and lays siege to the city. He is confident of success up until the army from Attica arrives at his back, having encircled the enemy, the Athenians sally forth and attack. The Kings forces are decimated in the Battle of Athens, he flees with what is left with his army into Boetia, hoping to rebuild his forces in the coming year. Mil-turn
    • Hamburg Dip: Hamburg sends ships and men to support the Doge.
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: The order will support the Doge for a favor in return (I sent you a message on your page).
  • Oyo Empire: Disturbed by the presence of the massive Chinese fleet, dwarfing anything he witnessed in Europe, Alaafin Oranyan is horrified by the sheer size of the ships themselves, and immediately convenes the Oyo Mesi for an emergency meeting. The topic of disscussion revolves around the lack of Oyo ships capable of combatting such a foe, and the danger of such a vessel within the waters of Oyo. Just looking at the Oyo fleet, their own ships are no more than 60 feet long with 45 tons of capacity, while in comparison, the Chinese treasure ships are a staggering 450 feet in length and hold more than 2800 tons of goods. A nightmare for the Oyo captains to contemplate, the Alaafin and his council agree that Oyo must rethink its naval strategy, especially considering the fact that it has been discovered that the Chinese hail from a land far from Oyo, much farther than Europe, denoting the power and wealth of these people that they can throw massive warships across the seas like that. From this point onward, with help from the shipyards and the navigators' guild, Oyo shall begin producing nlanla, or "whale" vessels, which shall be built to challenge the massive Chinese ships in size and cargo. The shipwrights in Oyo begin drawing up plans for the ship class, though it is considered a daunting endeavour that has the full backing of the government. Oyo continues to expand across the coastline of West Africa to the west, indoctrinating the many tribes of the region into the empire and the church. Watching the Chinese guards on the boats, many of the officers from the Ikarira incorporate many things they have seen into their combat tactics, though this behavior is not condoned by the government or the military. The economic development of the nation continues to grow as the literacy rate increases in Oyo, employing more people who are able to contribute to the growth of the economy. Urbanization continues to increase as more Oyo more into the cities looking for work, and bringing with the skills and talents that aid the growth of businesses within the major cities.
  • Wallachia: The banners fly low over Wallachia this day, the greatest of our princes, Mircea I has left this world for another. The funeral is attended by thousands all come to pay their respects, and honor the man that history will come to know as the "bravest and ablest of the Christian princes.” His legacy will live on, and his dream of a nation free of foreign oppression, and rule will never be forgotten. Michael, his first born son, and successor now takes the throne continuing his father’s work, and pledging to defend Wallachia with his life. His first order is the creation of the “Bank of the Olt,” which does give loans to the general public, and acts as a sort-of bank of Wallachia, however it is a far cry from the banks found in venice, and elsewhere.
    • Moldavia: In Moldavia Alexander creates a “Council of the Voivode” in order to placate the boyars. This body comprised of boyars and headed by the prince serves as a place for the prince to gather the opinions of his lords, and propose potential courses of action. The prince also complains of a chronic cough that refuses to leave him, even after several weeks of rest. The troops are trained for two weeks, and the navy drilled in the Danube delta. 
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: we continue to try and bring the wallonian states closer to the netherlands alliance as we show it would be best to maintain a strong front against foreign powers and to promote region co-operation. Military development continues as the the arquebus is completed and small scale production begins in the blacksmithies along with cannons. Cultural development continues as the Universities of Brussels and Amsterdam gain increasing importance. The works of Johann are completed and are left on the doorstep of a local church as a formal complaint against the inequalities of the church, and the ongoing corruption within the establisment of the catholic church. Johann begins preaching the need for drastic reforms within the church, while catholic zealots denounce the papers and Johann's preaching, Engelburt, and many of the General Estates look at the papers with extreme interest as they seem to promote greater state independence from the church. The papers are also looked on with interest from the merchants and guilds, as do many who dislike the issues of the church. Trade and banking continue to prove lucrative businesses. Greater ties with the allies of the General estates and with the rest of the NEtherlands grow.
  • The Nation of the Oirats: We begin to build our next city in OTL Northern Sinkiang, named Haska. Cement increases in production. Coal is used to increase iron production and the cavalry starts to receive iron weapons. More firearm smiths are built in Oskemen. More beer is fermented and it becomes a popular drink for the nomads. More wheat is harvested and the alliance slowly becomes more agriculturalAs we increase in population, we slowly target our expansion northward. We expand 10 px to the North. Orug Khan decides to fight until the end and the capital is moved to Haska. We ask for more support from the Ming Dynasty.
  • Would I even possibly win now? 
  • Bengal Sultanate: The decrease in taxes on the landed elite do their job in most areas of the Sultanate, decreasing the tax load on the peasantry and earning him their support. The tax cuts on the merchant class allow for more trade to be conducted, and a recent lax on some of the quota laws allows for more goods to be shipped from Bengal, greatly increasing trade income. The influence on Orissa continues due to the alliance signed by both powers, and the previous agreement by them that made us their only trade partner. Influence grows on Ahom and Koch, as now we provide much of their food, and many of their other goods since they now trade exclusively with us. The money gained from the trade continues to arm the various levies of the Sultanate, the landed elite, Orissa, and Arakan. Some of the money gained from trade is also put toward the construction of a few Islamic temples in various large cities in the Sultanate. Trading merchants begin to search the Eastern coast of Africa after stopping off in Yemen to search for more potential trade destinations. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat. The land gained from the war with Jaunpur is developing nicely, with both food and cash crops being grown in large amounts. The vassalization process beings on Aoch and Kohm (Year Four, Able to vassalize because of four years of vassalization, five years of trade control? (Double Question Mark)). With our merchants traveling to Ava, Koch, Ahom and Arakan regularly, Islam begins to gain a foothold in their nations. Several important trade roads begin to see much-needed maintenance. We begin to make some of Arakan's decisions and affairs into our own nations, rather than the decisions and affairs be strictly Arakan's (Turn three of integration). The trade post on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal continues to grow into a full settlement with claims on surrounding land.
    • Arakan (Vassal of Bengal): The nation is ruled by a tolerant king, named Raja Anuj Chandra Charmchi, friendly to the Bengali Sultanate due to their favorable policies that have helped the Arakan states economy grow and diversify. Due to their trade being controlled mainly by Bengal for many years, their vassalization by Bengal has allowed them to open up their ports to other nations, and serve as resting point for many Bengali traders. Due to the influx of Islamic merchants into Arakan, several of the larger cities in Arakan begin to see far many more conversions of their residents to Islam.
  • Kingdom of Cuzco: We continue expading southward, taking another 50 km. Military and infrastructure work continue.
  • Munster: War with Thomond continues, however it winds down, with Munster gaining a small amount of land, but Thomond remaining intact. OOC: I need a mod to review my algo. Munster applauds the Nordic Nations aligning with Albion, seeing that a friendly Northern Europe can help the region immensely. As such, some of our trade vessels make it up to Iceland. However, the Erie Crown Company has little to trade for, and as such, trade is limited, mostly consisting of foods for the northerly island that has been getting colder in recent years. Several independent colonists settle on Iceland, seeing the large amount of unclaimed land in the island, and wishing to escape the feudal system of Europe. We sail our military navy up the Shannon River, seeking to cut off Thomond's ships, and we attack settlements along the river. However, harsh bans on violence against the non-military citizens are instated, as Thomond is an Irish brother nation. A road from Cork and Ballydrogheda to Tomasdun and the northern villages is completed, and military supplies from the capital make their way south to the trading ports, which continue to be expanded. After England's falling-out with Avignon, we join the Western Catholic Church, stating that the Popes of the south are horribly corrupt, and that the true Church rests in the British Isles at the moment. Farming reforms continue to be instated, mostly consisting of crop rotation and land commons, although the commons are heavily regulated, and cattle breeding in particular is expanded, with programs to help breed the best dairy and beef cattle instated. Trade continues with Southern European nations, and modern European ideas continue to reach Munster. We ask to meet with Ulster to create a plan to split Ireland. Whiskey rises in popularity, and small amounts are exported to other nations, mostly due to drunken sailors carrying their stash aboard. The King gets an idea and begins to sell it to other nations. We express neutrality in the UNC-Austria war. Rumors of a strange African civilization that builds their towns in a European style and is Catholic continues to spread.
  • Japan (Hosokawa clan): As the shogun continues attacking other daimyo's, the Hosokawa clan works on its economy in order to be able to keep its lands stable during this rumble in Japan. Blueprints for the Hosokawa academy are finished, yet building of the academy is delayed due to more important plans.  Multiple neighbouring daimyo's are contacted because Katashi decides that a discussion about the current situation in the nation should be held. 
  • Ulster: An envoy is sent to Breifne, requesting they join us. We meet with Munster to decide how to split Ireland, and suggest that we take the States of Mayo, Sligo and Breifne, and they take the rest of the Island. We send envoys to Sligo, requesting they join us. Trade with the rest of the UKGA continues. We begin to construct ships based on the English Designs.
  • Mecklenburg: We continue to upgrade our military power and training longbowmen, Spies, and skilled marksmen. We also continue the production and upgrading of cannons and hand cannons. We continue the production of swords, crossbows and composite bows. We also have started fortifying the port cities, Rerik-Zweedorf and Wismar. We hope that in eight years there will be great improvement of these two cities and if these two cities turn out well we will start to make all port cities into fortified landmarks.
    • Novgorod Diplomacy: We send another 50 of our upgraded crossbows.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: Our leaders politically support Denmark and Norway in their civil war against Sweden, and send them troops and supplies without joining the war (MS), and ask the nations of Prussia and Novgorod to allow an invite for the nations of Denmark and Norway to join the Eastern League. Military development continues. Vassalization of Ustyug continues (two turns left). Talks of unification with our vassals of Oka, Pereslavl-Ryazanski, and Ukraine have started. Unification with our Orthodox brethren will begin in 1425 and, with Oka being lastly annexed in 1434. With the House of Rurik and Algirdas unified, talks with Novgorod begin about unifying our two nations, and potentially the Rus’.
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): We win only 6.9% of the Hatekeyama lands. We fix up our roads and add outposts in different areas just in case to watch out for enemies. We build up our military and navy. Six more ships are being built. The building of the first college of Japan is continuing to be built up. We are now allies with the Mangut Nivkhgu. The three ships come back home to tell the Shogun that we made an alliance and that there is a new map that was map of the northern area. The Shogun will merged the northern and southern courts together. Some pirates try to attack one of our port cities, but fail due to our navy patrolling the waters. 
  • Chiribaya: We continue to train soldiers and we expand another 10 km east.
  • Mangut Nivkhgu: In this year the Nivkhs expanded another 5000 sq km up the Amur River. The pastry scene was becoming increasingly varied and the pride of Asia as people discovered the Tiger's Hand pastry's glorious scrumptiousness! Also, be sure to attend the grand opening of the newest BakeNivkh superstore in East Nendaqo this weekend! BakeNivkh is a true innovator in the industry and has a great history of postive relations with the Pastry Chefs Union - a truly fair employer. (Post approved by university administrators, government representatives, and the Pastry Chefs Union in compliance with the Fair Work Act. Remember to only buy union-approved "Fair Work" pastries, a Nivkh tradition!) 
  • The Kingdom of England (Member state of the Kingdoms of Greater Albion)- English military and navy are expanded with many new war cogs being added to the English Fleets. English shipping grows as the merchant navy is finally free of pirates and other issues. The Crown Trading Company begins to trade heavily in the North Sea region and in France. England's coffers continue to grow with the trade from Venezia and Castille being huge factors. The United Kingdoms of Greater Albion continue to grow with the entirety of the Eire members. The Merchant Navy is expanded and now rivals great nations like Castille and Venice. England hopes to unseat the Hansetic League and become the most powerful trading monopoly in Northern Europe. The World Exploration Council is founded by the King in hopes of finding new lands and routes to Asia (though currently it only exists on paper.) The Canterbury Tales becomes a popular and exemplary writing, despite never being a huge success when Chaucer was alive. King Edward IV continues to push for English to be used as the primary language at the court. Scotland officially joins the United Kingdoms of Greater Albion.
    • ​Dublin: The port is expanded. Crown Trading establishes its Irish headquarters. Military is upgraded as well as the navy. The Royal Bank of England establishes its Eire HQ. 
    • Wales: The Welsh military and navy are expanded. The Royal Bank of England establishes its Welsh HQ. 
    • The Scottish player and I agreed he would join my union in 1415, but has since stopped playing regularly, is it possible for me to simply vassalize? He hasnt posted in at least a decade. Ive written that our two nations have been growing close.Bowties are Cool (talk)
  • Milan: Work continues on the Certosa di Pavia, the Castle Visconteo, and on the extensive Milan Cathedral. We continue training a proper standing army, utilizing Swiss mercenaries and local recruits. With border disputes now settled between the nations of Austria and Switzerland, we continue opening friendly relations with both nations in hopes of repairing our diplomatic relations and protecting our northern border. We continue constructing cogs and galleys to strengthen our navy and protect our interests on the seas. Padua is now declared our vassal after several years of influence. We begin influencing Florence.
  • The Hungarian King Sigismund continues to organise the lands of Bosnia into a more efficient system for his nobles. Maximum control over the peasants has finally been established after a long time of working on it. Seeing successive good harvests, Sigismund orders the selling of a greater amount of grain to bring in more money for the nation so that it can use it to rebuild its stretched economy. Another 30 new ships have been produced by the Hungarian dockyards of Croatia, as the pace picks up and the money is put back into the navy and army. This also sees an increase in the construction of swords and shields for the soldiers. Relations between Poland and Hungary continue to warm significantly and it seems as though the nations are beginning to move toward each other in terms of economic and military matters. A decent number of naval vessels patrolling the coast for an invasion, growing with more ships arriving from docks the fleet off the coast strengthens. Merchant ships now use Byzantine ports to trade and earn money in, helping expand the influence of Hungarian merchants. The checkpoint castles are a great help in housing troops which are patrolling routes of both nations as well as wealthy and influential merchants and nobles travelling between the nations. Sigismund continues to send a large number of Ducats into the nation to keep the Poles on the route of upgrading their economy. He has joint army secessions for both nations as they practice with each other to learn each other's strengths and weaknesses. Diplomats successfully build more economic links and both nations increase the amount of trading done with each other as traders from both nations head into each other's nations. With the workforce now free, a large number of them begin to be used to create better irrigation channels from the Danube while trying to increase the amount of land currently being farmed. Troop numbers with the Ottomans remain the same, with the build-up evidently halted by both sides. Sigismund holds another "council of esteemed nobles" due to the fact that the war had finished with a mere stalemate. Sigismund is not impressed to say the least, with the nobles disappointing him highly. As a result, Sigismund uses the opportunity to expand his power and the power of favourable nobles by giving them more lands while stripping many of their titles and lands. Hungary quickly announces its support for the (insert whichever Venetian side Kun wants me to support). The King hopes this will help to end the brutal civil war ongoing. The crown prince begins to be educated by many scholars who are told to teach him properly while making sure not to stress him. He also begins to train in basic military combat. Another son is born to the King, who is happy to see another addition to his family. Hungary begins to vassalise the state to the west which it completely surrounds, making them sign a large amount of economic deals as well as forcing the nobles to start paying tribute for Hungarian protection. Almost immediately, the amount of control Hungary has over the nation increases.
  • The Kingdom of Croatia continues to see a large trading boom occur within the nation as it becomes the gates of the Hungarian realms and helps to attract customers and merchants to the nation as well as Hungary. A large numbers of workers has meant that the ports now near completion and will be able to accommodate more traffic as well as build ships at a faster rate. The Venetian workshops continue to churn out ships for the Hungarian navy at a rapid rate. A tariff for merchants trading is also in place but it is put at favourable levels with none for the Venetians due to the new alliance between the states and the amount of trading between them. Sigismund runs the nation through nobles and can run it better being back at the capital at the end of the year. The areas for the new Venetian workshops are cleared and a small subsidy for Venetian traders is put in place, which begins to entice hundreds of them to arrive and help in the construction through trading.
  • In Garay, all castles have now been completed, although thousands of workers were killed due to the pace the castle was being built at. Many nobles from Garay gain land and they use this land to help increase crop yields as well as the amount of trading ongoing between each of the nobles. The money is sent as taxes and used to upgrade the standings of the nobles themselves. The nation readies its forces in case they are needed.
  • In Split, the nobles begin to work on creating standing armies to manage and controlling their lands. Castles continue being built in the vassal while many old ones are completely torn apart and their land allocated for peasants. The soldiers of the nobles who were executed are distributed between the present nobles and they quickly begin to adapt - training with their new fighting partners. The nation readies its forces in case they are needed.
  • Bosnia: also sees a lot of economic and military growth. The nation begins to organise its own soldiers under the command of nobles who take part in knight competitions to increase their skill set while readying forces in case they are called up to defend the lands. The nation expands by 10,000 km southward.
  • Banu Sulaym sees a lot of trading posts being set up while the Hungarian traders force the Emir of the nation to make it more tolerant so trading can easier occur and the people can live better lives. Many Muslims feel this is not good, but none can complain as soon as the ports begin to bussle with merchants who are buying and selling goods at a rapid rate. The vassal begins to develop economically.
  • Austria: We train and expand our military using new experience from the war. We also begin developing hand cannons as a future weapon in warfare after seeing its implementation on a small scale. We continue influencing the states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, and Patria del Friuli. Burgau is declared to be our vassal. We continue to influence Chur, and begin to influence the state of Württemberg. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. We continue to improve relations with Bohemia, and we propose to the Bohemian king that when his daughter becomes of age, she be wed to Albert II of Germany. We increase trade with the Grand Duchy of Bavaria and again ask for an alliance in order to strengthen ties even further between our nations. The formation and organization of the newly founded  kaiserliche und königliche Kriegsmarine continues, proving to be a successful investment. As new techniques of warfare continue to be refined, the emperor considers the commissioning of a Marineschule (naval academy) in Trieste to train Austria’s future naval commanders. The campus is planned to be built in the Gulf of Trieste, overlooking the harbor (on the location of OTL Miramare Castle). The fort will serve to protect the harbor, as well as house the naval academy, and is expected to begin construction within a few months. For now the campus will be heavily limited, and teaching only basic naval sciences and navigation. The emperor also considers constructing an officer school as part of an extension of the University of Vienna.
  • The Mamluk Sultanate receives its soldiers who were sent to the invasion of the Indian state as heroes, further strengthening the ties between the modernizing military and gunpowder. Use and research of gunpowder continues in massive quantities, and new more and more units are being trained in gunpowder use. At the Khaldun University of Alexandria, a team of scientists create a uniquely Mamluk adaptation to the mortar and cannon, both of which are starting to be introduced to new units. The reform of the Mamluk order continues, as more and more Egyptians, Syrians, Arabians, and Nubians are allowed to enter the highly esteemed ranks. This shift also triggers a decline in the import of Mamluks by half over the past three years. Education of nobles, and now merchants, continues in the Khaldun University of Alexandria. In Damascus, after two years of construction, a univseristy aimed at "Northern Arabs" (Turks, Syrians and Iraqis) is opened, called the Univsersity of al-Islam. The spice trade picks up, as does trade in coffee and other goods which Europe wants. Mogasdishu expands another 10,000 sq km into al-Sumal, as work continues on improving Mogadishu. At the end of the year, as the Sultan considers the implications of no longer being a city-state, the nation of Mogadishu is renamed Al-SumalMombasa grows in regional power as leaders struggle to catch up to Mogadishu, and also grows 10,000 sq km to the south, and relations with Zanzibar increase, as the two states enter a Dynastic Union. The economy grows as trade picks up, with major outports being located primarily in Italy, and now Byzantium. This leads all states of the Burji Empire to grow their economy.
    • Nubia experiences a minor setback in Arabization, as a group of radical Christians, sponsored by an Ethiopian terrorist group, begins to wage a guerrilla war on the regions of Makuria and Alodia. The northern parts of the nation continues to become more and more culturally similar to the main parts of the Sultanate, however. Troops from Ifat and the Sultanate are sent to help defend citizens from these extremists, who are turning the vast majority of Nubians against the Christian God.
    • Ifat expands 10,000 sq km to the south, along the coast, as the nation's military capacity increases, focusing on the navy. Some troops are sent to stop the Nubian war of attrition. Socotra also grows it military, but focuses on a large navy to protect the mouth of the Red Sea from pirates and enemies. The Moroccan culture continues to thrive. Socotra expands to the Horn of Africa, growing 10,000 sq km. Cicilia grows its military as tensions in Anatolia always have a chance of erupting. He finalizes the vassalization of the Dulkadir Emirate, with backing from the Sultanate proper.
    • Yemen's progress toward reconstruction is extremely positive, as the whole of the nation is brought up to expected standards. Mecca helps Yemen reconstruct, in exchange for Yemen returning the land it gained by unlawful expansion, which Yemen accepts after pressure from the Sultan. Omancontinues to be culturally integrated with the rest of the realm, so far being the most disparate of all direct vassals. All Arabian states expand 10,000 sq km each.
  • The Kingdom of Mesopotamia, formerly the Jalayirid Sultanate, ruled by al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem, but really ruled by his father and regent, Nasir-al-Din Faraj,continues to influence the state of Mardin begins to be influenced, while the Black Sheep Turkomen are officially vassalzied. Basra expands 10,000 sq km to the south. Mosul expands 10,000 sq km to the south, and plans for annexation of Mosul to the Kingdom itself are soon to be enacted. All states grow their militaries.
    • Erm, if you haven't noticed, the Ottomans had begun vassalizing the Black Sheeps two years before the Mesopotamians. Plus, we were allowed that territory according to the treaty with the Timurids. --Ottoman Empire (ChrisL123 (talk)).
  • Trier: We upgrade our military and economy. We influence the states around us. We ask for an alliance with Hamburg to protect the reaches of North Germany. 
  • Bohemia: We expand our military by investing in newer technologies and weapons. We are glad to have ended the war against the United Norse Crown and begin repairing from the conflict. We hope that German states can continue to work together and avoid feuds in order to become a more prestigious people. We accept the offer from Albert II of Germany to marry our king’s daughter to him, and propose that we do so in 1422.
  • Provence: Is given a new impetus to the economy and especially trade, taking advantage of the port of Marseille. Similarly, more mercenaries to protect the royal's territories are recruited. The Count of Provence moves his influence and continue the vassalization of Alencon, Narbonne and Vendome, and they will be complete next year. The Count continue the influence on Britanny. Also the Count fall sick, and the young heir also falls.
  • Anjou: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
  • Avignon: Pope Victor IV stay in Rome, but also keep this land in Avignon as a vacation palace.
  • Cahokian Civilisation: The internal threats facing the Cahokian Civilisation have now ceased to exist, with the civilization being as stable as it was during its golden era in the 13th century. Some external threats continue to persist however, with certain tribal states to the north and west being placed under a very watchful eye. Cahokia stands as the political centre over four civilizations: The Cahokian Civilisation, Moundville Civilisation, Etowah Civilisation, and Parkin Civilisation. With the Cahokian elite quickly mixing and dispersing among the Cahokian vassals. This mixing brings Cahokia and its vassals closer together, and strengthens ties. Great Alligator is crowned Chief of the Mississippian Civilisations, giving him the status as head of state of the Cahokian Civilisation and its three vassals. The House of Birdman takes a massive hit as a result. This change also sees an alteration in what Birdman wants to achieve, wishing for a United Kingdoms of Mississippia, made up of four kingdoms created from the current four Cahokian led civilisations. With the now greatly expanded political elite, this idea begins to see an increase in support, but still trails behind the status quo supported by Great Alligator by a great distance. The ‘Epic Flying Serpent Mound’ now draws pilgrimages from all Cahokian led civilisations, with numbers only comparable to pilgrimages to OTL Mecca. The settlements on and near the coast of the Great Lakes in the far north of the Cahokian Civilisation continue to produce bountiful harvests, bolstered with fish and crustaceans caught from the Great Lakes. These settlements continue to grow in size. The population of Cahokia grows to around 90,000 Cahokians thanks to natural population growth and immigration, surpassing its own record as the most populous settlement in the Americas of all-time once again. Annual crop growth surrounding Cahokia continues to be stable, and always returns crops of extremely high quality in large numbers. This allows Cahokia and the rest of the Cahokian Civilisation to always have a surplus in their food stocks. The well-established trade network within the Cahokian Civilization allows the various food stocks to be transported among all of the Cahokian lands. The monthly waste removal ritual continues within Cahokia and all the settlements within the Cahokian Civilisation. The water supply canal systems within the Cahokian Civilisation continue to provide a clean and reliant supply of freshwater to all Cahokians. Medicine men continue to be prevalent within Cahokia thanks to the increasing population, and they retain their positions as important members of the elite. They remain spread throughout the Cahokian Civilisation. Their efforts increase, and they become more proficient in effective medicine, speeding up the decline in disease rates. The death rate within Cahokia itself and the rest of the Cahokian lands goes into an even faster freefall as a result. The Cahokian Civilisation as a result is continuing to see extremely fast net population growth. The number of warriors of the Cahokian Civilisation grows, and they are now all armed with iron weaponry and armor. With the Cahokian warriors now separated into clear ‘legions’. The use of iron arrowheads has made Cahokian archers unmatched in the Americas. All High Priests of the Southern Cult now reside in Cahokian controlled lands. Expansion to the east of Cahokian lands continues with fervour, and now with the use of iron weaponry, is expected to reach and control a decent section of the coast within the next five years. We expand 20,000sq km outward from the eastern protrusion as a result. The scouts in the north stay in position. Iron and copper continue to be traded from the Great Lakes’ settlements in large quantities to keep the production of weapons and ceremonial items at its current high rates. The trade posts on OTL Chesapeake Bay and OTL New York Bay continue to send back resources, and grow in size. More mound settlements are built around the trade posts, to house the families of the traders. The main groupings of these settlements are on OTL Staten Island in OTL New York Bay and the site of OTL Norfolk on OTL Chesapeake Bay.
    • Moundville Civilisation: Trade between the Cahokian Civilisation and Moundville Civilisation stays at the highest possible rate. Due to the recent vassalisation of the Moundville Civilisation by the Cahokian Civilisation, trade is now focused on improving Moundville, rather than creating a failsafe to destroy them. The traders of the Cahokian elite now work cooperatively with Moundville to improve the supply of resources for both groups. Whatever remains of Moundville’s 'new Southern Cult' is completely folded into the Southern Cult. The trading of Cahokia’s food surplus to the Moundville Civilisation prevents any chance of stagnation. The monthly waste removal ritual found within Cahokia begins to be used in Moundvillian lands. The water supply canal systems within the Cahokian Civilisation are replicated in Moundvillian lands. Medicine men arrive from Cahokia; becoming spread throughout the Moundvillian Civilisation. The Moundville Civilisation expands by 20,000 sq km down the Florida coastline.
    • Etowah Civilisation: The warriors of Etowah are integrated with those from Cahokia, turning the Cahokian military into an even more powerful fighting force. Etowah is given the most current weapons, armor, and technology the Cahokian Civilisation has in return for this. Beginning the catch up of the Etowah Civilisation to the Cahokian Civilisation, this is expected to be completed within the next five years. The Etowah Civilisation expands 20,000  sq km to the east, toward the coast, in an attempt to take advantage of the bountiful resources there. The monthly waste removal ritual found within Cahokia begins to be used in Etowah lands. The water supply canal systems within the Cahokian Civilisation are replicated in Etowah lands. Medicine men arrive from Cahokia; becoming spread throughout the Etowah Civilisation.
    • Parkin Civilisation: The warriors of Parkin are integrated with those from Cahokia, turning the Cahokian military into an even more powerful fighting force. Parkin is given the most current weapons, armor, and technology the Cahokian Civilisation has in return for this. Beginning the catch up of the Parkin Civilisation to the Cahokian Civilisation, this is expected to be completed within the next five years. The Parkin Civilisation expands 20,000 sq km to the west, over the great North American plains, in an attempt to take advantage of the bountiful resources there. The monthly waste removal ritual found within Cahokia begins to be used in Parkinian lands. The water supply canal systems within the Cahokian Civilisation are replicated in Parkinian lands. Medicine men arrive from Cahokia; becoming spread throughout the Parkinian Civilisation.
  • I smell ASB.
  • Aragon and Sardinia expand military and infrastructure. Sardinia begins to be merged with Aragon. Cyrenaica ceases expansion but focus is instead placed on spreading Christianity in the region. Poor people accept Christianity while Muslims and Jews (are there Jews?) remain adamant. King Charles decides that they will need to be pressed more.
  • Zapotec: Emperor Tlaco expands Danibaan's influence in the surrounding city-states by way of the Zapotec Alliance. Roadways connecting cities in the alliance help merchants and soldiers move more freely between them. The economy booms with trade as a result of the roads. In the coastal regions under Danibaan's influence, more boats are created. Tlaco orders more to be manufactured to bring in goods from the sea. Daibaan continues expanding into the surrounding city-states north along the gulf coast

1419

The Oei Invasion of Tsushima Island in Japan by Joseon Korea begins. The Koreans ask for Chinese support and the Shoni Clan pleas for help from the Emperor and the Shogun.

The University of Rostock is established.

The Nation of Navajo begins a large population boom, and they begin to expand accordingly (4000 extra sq km allowed per year for eight years).

I have a few questions about the expansion, will the mod event expansion harm the algorithms? And will the expansion only be allowed for a certain period of time? (1419-1427) or will it be allowed for eight varying turns? This is UglyTurtle, Signing off. 04:11, February 20, 2014 (UTC) 

Just for the 1419-1427 period.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 07:09, February 20, 2014 (UTC)

The Mapuche make contact with the Inca, and learn how to craft metal weapons. They begin to use them in their armies (+5 in military, and an extra 5000 sq km is allowed for six years)

The Mamluk vassals of Makuria and Alodia break out into open revolution against their Mamluks overlords, managing to overthrow the foreign government and installing new ones. They then proceed to stir up trouble, convincing the vassal of Ifat and the puppets of Mombasa and Mogadishu to openly revolt themselves, and starting a bloody war of liberation in their homelands and causing turmoil. Several smaller revolts break out in Yemen, but these are more manageable and less coordinated, posing more of a nuisance than a threat in the region.

The two nations of Makuria and Alodia form a loose confederation, with their leader managing to unite the two peoples as one against their common Mamluk foe.

Ms had stated that he intends to fix these events to help them establish current norms. I just wanted to briefly let you know how grossly inaccurate these events are when you take into account the greater history of the Mamlukean activity in the region. Makuria and Alodia have been merged into Nubia. Makuria was almost 100% Muslim and at least 50% Arabian, and has twice the population of Alodia. Alodia was about 50% Muslim and 25% Arabian, so Nubia is about 80% Muslim and 40% Arabian. Given all of that, why would Nubia revolt from a nation that has been its major benefactor.
The Nubian standard of living is equivalent (roughly) to that of Upper Egyptians, and the current Emir was personally picked by the Sultan to rule the nation. The Emir would be extremely loyal to the Sultan for being his benefactor. As for Ifat, it is 100% Muslim, and has also experienced massive growth. Mogadishu and Mombasa are both receiving massive financial aid from Cairo, and are giving nothing back (yet) except for fleet basing rights in ports which the Egyptians have paid for.
You are also totally ignoring the ongoing guerrilla war being fought in the region around Ethiopia. Extremist Christian Nubian radicals are trying to take control over Nubia, yet the armies of the Mamluks (which are currently IN Nubia), Ifat, and the other Burji states are all trying to fight the war (which may spill over into Ethiopia). To me, these events do not correlate with ongoing events in the region (which I would know best about), and also discount the fact that everyone around Nubia are also Muslim. (The Funj people of the Sudan). May I suggest the following event replace the preceding two: The ongoing guerrilla war intensifies in Nubia, as Funji warriors begin to raid the Ethiopian camps, only further enraging the Ethiopians. The war becomes even more personal as the current Emir is almost assassinated. Ethiopian guerrillas may be secretly receiving funding from a dissident group in Ifat, which wants independence, but this is unconfirmed. Pink Floyd Hammer Flag - The Wall I'd rather be a hammer than a nail... 08:43, February 20, 2014 (UTC)
I must admit that this is quite possibly the only sane thing to do as Nubia had been conquered and converted by the Arabs many centuries before the start of the game. Nubia is, as far as OTL is concerned, a Muslim nation through and through. Only those lands near Ethiopia are truly Christian. And unless you can explain plausibly why the smaller Christian population would run the very real risk of extermination, something that not every nation and cultural group on the planet saw as a good option, I highly doubt they were rebel, especially when there are too many cases throughout history where Christians and Jews converted to Islam for the benefit the belief granted them in Muslim nations (the Ottoman Empire for example). Not every minority will rebel. They will simply put up with it until the government itself has weakened to a point where it can be challenged, and that is not the case with the Mamluks, who are currently at their military, economical, and regional apex. ~Viva

The nations of Europe are informed of a huge fleet approaching from the south, the sheer size of which dwarfs the largest ship ever seen and the largest fleets ever built by any one known nation. The news arrives in Cadiz and Lisbon first where some take to the streets in an attempt to welcome what they believe is a “fleet sent by God himself to begin the final judgment and the end of days”. The news then spreads along the coastlines disrupting trade as merchants are fearful of being the first to encounter the fleet (-5 to the economic value in algorithms for all European coastal nations 'til 1425)

Does this include those nations that only have coast on the Black or Mediteranean seas?Stephanus rex (talk) 03:25, February 20, 2014 (UTC)

Does this also include nations like Pskov who already know of Chinese treasure ship existence because of tradesmen that saw them twice during seven-year long missions to the "Dragon Kingdom"? -Lx (leave me a message)Azarath Flag 03:39, February 20, 2014 (UTC)

Ain't seven years too little time to get to China and come back?

Your nations have no idea what's happened and by the time the news has reached the Black and Baltic Seas it's been completely distorted. In addition, the full size of the treasure fleet is unknown to all European nations at this stage. Scandinator (talk) 08:02, February 20, 2014 (UTC)

Why would Venice, with thousands of ships, fear the Chinese fleet? which would definitely not dwarf me, I'd dwarf them.

Their ships would dwarf yours, though. Callumthered (talk)

I guess that at least is true.

It's pretty implausible for a nation such as Pskov to even make contact with a nation that far east yet, their ships would get stuck into miles of ice and would not have enough supplies to even make it through several seas. Flag of RomaniaToţi în unu; Nihil Sine DeoFlag of Romania

I'm pretty sure LG just said that Chinese ships reaching Europe was implausible ... LG of all people ... let's remove this event. The Wings of Freedom #FP Wings of freedom 2 (Talk to Me)

Agreed.

So we removing this event? ~Imp

  • Knights of St John: The order is now sending over Francesco Girabaldi to organize and govern Tekke. The Knights of St John sends 500 of its most veteran knights to aid the Doge in Athens and push the rebels out, or if it comes to it, kill them. A message is sent to Cyprus asking for a military base to be built on their island to spread their influence around the island. The Knights of St John are considering to make good relations with the crusader state of Cyprus, but one crack of negative attitude or direction, and the Order will surely come down on Cyprus. The exquisite fortifications of Rhodes defenses are doubled. As well as the ongoing growth of the orders military. The Knights of St John ask to send a large army to Famagusta, a city which lies on the island of Cyprus, and is owned by the Byzantine Empire.
    • Tekke: (Vassal of the Knights of St John) The order has sent a most wise and devout leader in the Knights Hospitaller to Tekke to further organize the region. A massive naval base is under construction using the money which has been given over and over by the region of Ferrara (Vassal of the Kingdom of Naples). This base will be used to spread christianity to the surrounding areas as well as the new territories the Knights of St John hope to conquer. Military forces are sent to Tekke. As well as a small navy to defend the under construction base being named Valetta. Trade routes now expand over to islands such as Naxos and Cyprus. Further good relations are sent to some of the Order's most treasured allies; the Byzantine Empire, the Venetian Republic and the Kingdom of Naples. New roads are constructed as well as old ones being repaired. Small churches and chapels are built in the region. The Order is more than pleased with the positive and swift progress occuring in Tekke. Although the small Muslim population in the area is frowned upon, the Knights of St John tolerate all faiths, but will refuse for the practice to be the regions dominant religion; asking for the surrounding people of the Christian faith to come to Tekke. New recruits are encouraged to become some of the greatest knights in Europe and Eurasia; the Knights of St John.
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: The Order would after four years once again ask the Kingdom of Castile to form an alliance and trade rights with the Knights of St John. The Order would also ask for the Roman Empire's assistance for a new mission. (talk to me SwankyJ (talk) 00:31, February 20, 2014 (UTC))
    • Roman Diplomacy: We are slightly suspicious of the Knight's purpose in Famagusta, but we take their alliance on good faith and allow them to enter the city.
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: The Knights Hospitaller ensure the Roman Empire that they have no need to worry. The large force there of 6500 crusaders are there to simply rest and watch and protect the crusader island of Cyprus.
    • Naples dip: We ask the Order to accept Andrea Orsi, nobleman from Ferrara, the one who start the large amount of donations, in his order in a high position.
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: The order will gladly accept Andrea Orsi into a high position of the Order, with new expanding trade routes, a Head Maritime Trade Overseer will be needed, and will make quite a profit from the trade connected to the Order's three most trusted allies; the Roman Empire, the Republic of Venice and the Kingdom of Naples. This will be a very highly profitable job of course, and will be appointed first thing, if the Kingdom of Naples would help in the Order's new mission of course.
    • Castilian Dip: We will accept previous offer of alliance. (Sorry, I never really saw it. My bad, man.)
  • Hamburg: News reaches Hamburg of the Chinese fleet. William sends a group of ships to meet the visitors, and insists that the people remain calm and to not overreact to their presence. In other news, Bernard I, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and uncle to Prince William, dies in his sleep. With no living heirs, William, Prince of Hamburg is to become the next Duke of Brunswick-Lüneberg.
  • Swiss Confederacy: We become concerned with the reports of the ships and send one sloop out to meet the ships armed with two cannons, and carrying 25 soldiers armed with hand cannons. We continue to influence surrounding cantons and buy judicial rights from some of them.
  • Prussia: The Prussians begin efforts to vassalize Pomerania. The Prussians continue efforts to annex their vassal of Riga. The Prussians continue developing their economy to recover from the Polish War. The Prussians continue to rebuild their military from the Polish War. The Prussians continue construction on the grand capital city of Marienburg. The Prussians continue work on the next stage of the Prussian Parliament. The main port at Danzig continues to grow as the money flowing in from the Crown Merchants makes the city a very profitable trade node.
  • Masovia: The Kingdom of Masovia also continues recovering their economy, and continues building a new national army. The Masovians continue construction of their capital at Czersk.
  • Riga: The Archbishopric of Riga continue building their economy and continues building of the new national army.
  • Grand Duchy of Muscovy: We propose a peace treaty with the Golden Horde and the states of the Rus’ to end our near decade war. Due to the war being very fluctuated we just ask for white peace and remain status quo under a 30 year non-aggression pact. We ask the belligerents of the war to sign the Treaty of Kiev, a proposal to end this pointless war. Military development continues. Vassalization of Ustyug continues (one turn left). An alliance request is sent to Denmark and Norway in order for us to help them against their war with Sweden. Development of hand cannons continue, and are placed on the Moscow Kremlin walls.
  • Grand Empire of the Timurid Dynasty: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues. Draka turns 19. The military is built up, we work on the economy. Draka continues several new fleets continue consutrction in the Timurid harbors. Our army in Vijyagar occupies the capital city, and we continue to burn the country to the ground. We occupy northern Vijaynagar, and form the Sultanate of Northern Vijaynagar.. Venad becomes a protectorate. The Royal Family of Vijaynagar is brutally executed in a public execution.  We offer alliances to Bahamani and Andrha. 
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    • Mughal Sultanate: Building of public works continues, while the military is built up and the economy is worked on. Food continues being stocked up. Construction of the navy continues.
    • Emirate of Jangledesh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Venad: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy. People begin to convert to Islam.
    • Sultanate of Northern Vijaynagar: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy. Construction begins of a navy. People begin to convert to Islam.
    • Sultanate of Southern Vijaynagar: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy. Construction begins of a navy. People begin to convert to Islam.
    • Emirate of Kangra: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Emirate of Ladakh: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Sultanate of Kashmir: The Sultan continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy.
    • Kingdom of North Iraq: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues.
    • Emirate of Jaffna: The Emir continues to build roads around the country, as well as military installations and new forts across the land. Food continues being stocked up. Work is made on the economy. Construction begins of a navy. People begin to convert to Islam.
  • You can't take my land like that. You've gone too far too fast!
  • No, Jb. The algo shows him with a 33% win, so he can overthrow the government you play as and do whatever he would like (within plausibility). I would consider this decently plausible. -- Rex.
  • If you cross out my posts again, you will be banned for three turns. -Nova
  • Nova, this is your last warning. Leave Jbw with Venad and the tribute and be done with it. ~Scan
  • Provence: Is given a new impetus to the economy and especially trade, taking advantage of the port of Marseille. Similarly, more mercenaries to protect the royal's territories are recruited. The vassalization of Alencon, Narbonne and Vendome, is complete. The Count continue the influence on Britanny. The Count suffers rare illness for several months, but his will is broken, and dies. A serious problem of succession begins, the young son of the Count is still sick, apparently from the same disease, yet not old enough to be crowned. Within the Court two antagonistic groups who choose their respective candidates are created: One that supports the young heir, while the other supports the King of Naples, Ladislaus I, part of the upper Angevin line. The situation reached a point of heavy fighting on both sides, and the Countess fears that extremists may try to kill his son, so flee to the neighboring kingdom of Savoy which many years has planned wedding to the heir of those lands. This does more than just ensure the power of those who favor the arrival of Ladislaus, and by the end of the year they are looking for his arrival.
    • Before the year ends, the King Ladislaus I arrives to Provence, and he will be crowned next January.
  • Anjou: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
  • Alencon: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
  • Narbonne: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
  • Vendome: Follows the model of Provence and improves existing military elements.
  • Avignon: Pope Victor IV stay in Rome, but also keep this land in Avignon as a vacation Palace.
  • The Golden Horde, after finishing the war with Muscowy, relaunches its programs of settlement and growth with even greater vigour than before. The colonies expand extremely quickly, with the northwestern edge of the Yamal spreading by 4000 sq km. Many new towns and cities grow, with the first Udmurt settlement reaching nearly five thousand inhabitants. The Udmurt language begins being overtaken as the language of administrative functions by Nenets in several towns, as some of the most loyal Samoyed chieftains take mayoral roles in the cities. Reindeer exporting increases as the herding industry increases. Mild logging also starts to occur. The population of this area also increases with Meschera chieftains from Muscowy, fleeing increasing Russification or kidnapped by the occupying armies. The Golden Horde accepts Georgia's defensive alliance proposal from last year, relieved that the southern border has been more or less stabilised. The economy grows, as does the population of the nation. Meanwhile, a small book is written by an unknown Mordvin and Chuvash society, called the Mastorava. It outlines the traditional beliefs of the Volga peoples. Sochi continues building; the first small merchant ships by wealthier Jochids begin sailing the Crimean coast and trading with Theodoro and Caffa. The mostly-Mordvin tutors continue teaching Prince Temür-Hachiun, now 14. An important event in this year in the family life of the Jochids is the severe chastisement of the Prince as he runs off to meet sons of burghers, to whom he is closer than the sons of the nomadic chieftains. Record crops are produced throughout the nation, specifically in the Ukraine, the Black Earth Region and Kazakhstan, where tonnes of produce are sailed up the river networks to be sold in the ports of the Black Sea, as large farms have replaced many grazing grounds. The population grows quickly in these territories, with Tatars from accross the nation moving to these nations, especially the borders with the Chagatay and the Ukraine. Ruthenian peasants from these areas begin experiencing large Tatar, Volga Finnic and Mongol cultural influences. This causes large population growth throughout the nation. The Treaty of Kyiv is signed.
    • The Principality of Great Perm expands its military as fortresses are built in the border with Muscowy. The population grows quickly, as the fertility rate remains quite high and Komi chieftains fleeing Novgorodan-led Russification are accepted into the nation quite easily. The growth of cities also continues, with Kolvakvar becoming the largest city in the Kolva area, larger than even Öfö. A new city is built by Christian lords, who name it Perm after the Kingdom.
    • The Principality of Adyghea expands by 2000 sq km throughout Circassian territory, vassalising more and more Adyghe, Ubykh and Abkhaz chieftains. The economy grows as Maykop continues fast growth.
    • Georgian Diplomacy: A very nervous-looking Georgian herald explains that, due to a mistranslation on the part of the Georgian treaty writer, Georgia never offered a defensive alliance to the Jochid Ulus; the treaty was actually directed against the Horde. He hastily adds that the Georgian King might be interested in a trade agreement, but that existing commitments to the Grand Duchy of Muscovy and the Jochid Ulus' suppression of its Orthodox Alan subjects preclude the possibility of any defensive alliance without further negotiations. TankOfMidgets (talk) 03:36, February 20, 2014 (UTC)
  • The Kingdom of England (Member state of the Kingdoms of Greater Albion)- English military and navy are expanded with many new war cogs being added to the English Fleets. English shipping grows as the merchant navy is finally free of pirates and other issues. The Crown Trading Company begins to trade heavily in the North Sea region and in France. England's coffers continue to grow with the trade from Venezia and Castille being huge factors. The United Kingdoms of Greater Albion continue to grow with the entirety of the Eire members. The Merchant Navy is expanded and now rivals great nations like Castille and Venice. England hopes to unseat the Hanseatic League and become the most powerful trading monopoly in Northern Europe. The World Exploration Council is founded by the King in hopes of finding new lands and routes to Asia (though currently it only exists on paper.) The Canterbury Tales becomes a popular and exemplary writing, despite never being a huge success when Chaucer was alive. King Edward IV continues to push for English to be used as the primary language at the court. Scotland continues to assimilate into the UKGA. The Venetian Doge is supported. Prince Edmund of York desires to marry a young noblewoman from Sweden to strengthen ties between the United Kingdoms and the Swedish lead UNC. Trade in the North Sea starts to become more and more dominated by the English Merchant Marine. The large English Navy begins patroling the English channel upon hearing of a mysterious fleet coming from lands unknown. The Bank of England offers to invest in Hamburg and to expand port functionalities in the city. The Crown Trading Company stops in the city of Danzig and requests permission to trade in Danzig and Prussia as a whole.
    • ​Dublin: The port is expanded. Crown Trading establishes its Irish headquarters. Military is upgraded as well as the navy. The Royal Bank of England establishes its Eire HQ. 
    • Wales: The Welsh military and navy are expanded. The Royal Bank of England establishes its Welsh HQ. 
    • Hamburg: accepts the English investment.
  • Navajo: Centralization and economic development continue. The meeting between Chief Tooh and The Grand Council of Elders continues as a result of a population boom, with the central question being whether to continue with economic development, resume military build up for a new generation, "The Iron Generation" or to expand our borders down the River in order to make room for the population boom. Because of the meeting continuing, the adminstration continues ruling the Navajo as the transitional government.
    •  Kim: Centralization and military development continues. The massive iron rush begins to settle down and many new people become permanent parts of the population. With all this settlement many new ideas are flowing in from the Colorado River and many people begin to study the natural world. These studiers record their observations to the Kimite government and with the extra money we begin to construct a building where these studiers can meet and discuss their observations as well as discuss various ideas from the Colorado River. 
  • Novgorod: We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords, and composite bows, increasing our military capabilities in case of war. The nation’s training and advancement of military continues. We are producing our new crossbow, and we send the first 50 crossbows to Mecklenburg to test out and the other 250 to test in our nation. We expand north (by 10 pixels) into undiscovered land. The recent classes of Koch ships are being manufactured in Novgorod. The town of St Patriksburg’s population grows a bit more that last year. As the construction of the town improves, the kremlin finishes, trade becoming more in demand, the town gains slightly. Because of the trade road built with Tver our economy increases. We are still talking about the possible unification of the Rus’ with Muscovy. The Russian language is spreading throughout the nation. After seeing a great success with the private schools in the City of Novgorod, St Patriksburg, Staraya Russa, and Nizhny Novgorod. We are looking to build another school in Rostov, a new vassal of ours. We will soon build private schools in Torzhok and Staraya Ladoga in the near future. We start vassalizing Yaroslavl (three turns to vassalize). We ask Denmark for an alliance against our Rival Sweden. (Mod response, please)
  • Kingdom of Naples: King Ladislaus I continues the reforms, and improves the economy and the military. Continues the construction and improvement of shipyards, and production of new boats to combat in the Mediterranean. Territorial defense continues being built based on border forts. The relation with the Byzantine Empire continue strong.The Naval Academy in Taranto continues the technological research with Venice. The King of Naples continues to give new impetus to the culture within the kingdom and its vassal states, in art, science, etc. The policy of rapprochement toward Sicily continue, and also our influence on the island for future vassalization.Displaying the recent situation in Florence, we influence this republic for future vassalization.
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. Andrea Orsi, a nobleman from a wealthy family, still promotes aid to the Knights of St John, who in the middle of these events continue with their work of helping the pilgrims and fighting the infidels. Andrea Orsi provide support to this religious order, and he also use his own money to prove his faith. 
    • Mantua: Improves the economy and the military. Pietro Panucci and his son, Giacomo, continue with the idea of ​​a machine that makes work easier to copyists of manuscripts (future printing)
    • Genoa: Improves the economy and the military. The Duchy of Genoa continues trading from the Black Sea to the Straits of Gibraltar, using new models of ships with cargo holds of more spacious and allow greater profit. With the help of Neapolitan military fleet, try to force richest commercial rights in Tunisian ports. Also the city of Monaco continues to be incorporated into our sphere of influence for subsequent annexation to the Duchy of Genoa. 
    • Corsica: Improves the economy and the military. The exploitation of salt mines and silver continues. In the same way, the vine crops increase in extension and quality, and the manufacture of wine each year improves in quality and quantity, being recognized as the best European wine. 
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. The Prince of Zeta is happy for the vassalization of Dukagjini. In a few years he will incorporate this land to his realm.
    • Vatican City: Pope Victor IV stay in Rome, but also keep this land in Avignon as a vacation Palace. With the latest events and seeing that the protection of the church passed to be fully in the hands of Naples, the Pope agrees to give the oath of allegiance to the king.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues to position itself carefully regarding the ongoing Venetian Civil War. Although still neutral at the moment, the news that anti-Doge forces have takers refuge in Boeotia has outraged many of the Roman nobles that desire to remain neutral. The idea that forces would enter the Empire without consideration is considered to be an affront to the Roman court, and as such more and more public favor begins to support the Doge. The military continues its readiness should the Empire be attacked during this civil war. The Emperor and John approve the purchase of a small shipments of the materials needed to create Greek fire now that an ally has gained control of an Anatolian region. The economy of the Empire sufferers this year, due to less trade from Venice as well as trade disturbances in southern Russia and the Golden Horde. As such, the minting of gold coins is temporarily halted for this year.
    • Trebizond: Due to the unexpected economic drawbacks due to multiple wars this year, Trebizond decides to hold off on rejoining the Empire until economic conditions improve. This angers some, but it is done to ensure that Trebizond and its people will be able to be looked after by the Empire. The navy increases its patrols in order to protect against any potential inter-Venetian violence in the Black Sea.
    • Theodoro: Due to the war in Russia and the Golden Horde, trade revenue drops this year. As such, the final touches on the renovations of the capital are halted as of now, although the capital is practically complete anyway. Training of levies continues, and the Kingdom considers starting a navy to help protect against any potential inter-Venetian violence, but with the current economic difficulties faced by the kingdom right now it is unable to do so.
    • Muscovite Diplomacy: With the war with the Golden Horde at an end, we're glad to say that trade through our vassal of Ukraine has started to flow once more.
  • Portugal continues a notable buildup in military strength and allows for a vigorous training program on the existing military forces attempting to train them up heavily. Meanwhile, the administration continues to be reformed, and agriculture and commerce are encouraged. Meanwhile, Portugal continues to develop its navy. Meanwhile, Portuguese traders continue visiting the Castillian settlements in the Canaries. Meanwhile, the newly-founded colony of Leiname expands by 200 sq km. In order to gain the minimum conditions for the development of agriculture, the settlers continue to take down parts of the dense forest that covers the island.construction of canals also continues, due to the fact that in some parts of the island, there is excess water, and in other, scarcity of water. Meanwhile, the marriage of Duarte of Coimbra with Urraca de Moscoso is finally realized.
  • Otago Maori: We continue conquering New Zealand. We attack nearby tribes, and many of them just decide to surrender because we are very powerful and they don't want to die. 
  • Hesse: The army marches into Gottingen and wins the initial battles, taking 9% of the land, all of it bordering Hesse. Vassalization begins for Frankfurt. The Hessows continue to be produced. Morale is high for the military. Ludwigsburg is complete and the government moves there. The refit of the Count of Weilburg's castle is complete.
  • County of Oldenburg: Princess Branca gives birth to another child, this one a daughter who is named Elise. Vassalisation of Osnabruck goes into its second year. News of "God's Fleet" sends fear into the hearts of Oldenburger merchants, not to mention the Count and Council. The two guard-ships are put on high alert, and patrol the coast and isles. The OHG, in its hurry to get back home before God's Fleet shows up, doesn't load its cargo in Lisbon. This greatly reduces the company's profits this year. 
  • Venetian Republic:
    Venetian Civil War 1419 PM3

    The situation at the end of 1419 with Naxos being in the middle of a crisis

    In Veneto the Roscol nobles set about besieging the family homes of the Pieromo supporters, in particular they set about besieging the Pieromo household. The Battle of Pieromo House occurs as the Pieromo nobles enact an ambush, however they misjudged the positioning of their opponents and are quickly slaughtered with many key leaders being captured. The Merchants of Venice hire a mercenary force to secure the eastern adriatic coast, the nobles there try to resist however are quickly suppressed. Finally Giovanni manages to find himself with an army, Padua has given him a money for a few thousand mercenaries and now he marches on Venice.
    In the Epirus Free Ports Titani continues to maintain a lockdown, watchful over the situation in the north and south, as the conflict becomes less one sided. Support finally arrives in the form of the Hamburger force sent to assist the Doge, they assault the city of Saranda hoping to win by shock tactics. The 2nd Siege of Saranda ends in a similar manner to the first, and the morale of the city is now very high.
    In Peloponnese The Peloponnese nobles continue to barricade themselves made confident by the many Pieromo victories last year.
    In Candia Egidio Morosini, seeing that the Pieromo army advancing in the east is a more dangerous threat, turns his army around and marches on them. The Pieromo nobles in the west arrive at La Canea and begin recuperating from the last year, while in the ones east they march on Candia. The King and the eastern nobles meet just shy of Candia, however the eastern nobles win a massive victory in the Battle of Candia and march onwards to seize the city, the King himself just captured and is imprisoned in the fortress of Candia.
    In the Mediterranean the Venetian fleet receives orders to split, with half heading to capture the port of Saranda and another half sailing to meet the so called "Gods-fleet" they have heard rumours of. A thousand Venetian ships sail west, too creating a great awe amongst the people of the west, however many wonder why the fleet sails so. Mil-turn
    • Aegina: Teodor da Vale arrives back in Aegina to find Naxos there, they state that the island is theirs now, angry but knowing he cannot fight them he continues sailing north, hoping to seize Athens for himself. Mil-turn
    • Athens: The 2nd Battle of Athens ends with a close victory and occupation of the city, Jacopo Dal Sol ends up dead in the battle while the son of Frederico Doro, Geragio, is captured. Teodor also places the Roman Poténsa of Athens under house arrest and declares himself the sole Poténsa. Mil-turn
    • Corfu: Before they know what's happening an unlanded nobles son from Naples has landed in force to seize the isle. He heads to the north first, but the nobles of Corfu manage to form an army just in time before they are overrun. In a rocky field a bloody battle is fought, known as the Battle of Corfu and the outnumbered Corfiots manage to crush the invasion and capture the Noble, holding him in custody not knowing what to do with him. Mil-turn
    • Epirus: Christofo Roscol besieges Prevezo, and assaults it. The southern nobles of Epirus move to support Prevezo. The Seige of Prevezo surprisingly ends in a victory for Christofo, after being surrounded by the southern nobles, he managed to lead his men into the city and capture it and then hold it against the counter attack. However the southern nobles lose few men and melt back into the countryside, ready to fight again. Mil-turn
    • Kaffa: Kaffa is besieged by Grisigon. Victor has managed to rebuild the guard however holds out, hoping for aid from Theodoro or elsewhere, despite a lack of answered calls for assistance. Mil-turn
    • Naxos: The Knights of St John, despite being sent to Athens are redirected to land on Naxos and set about capturing the island, hoping to capture the Duke with it. Giacomo of Naxos recalls his fleet to deal with the threat of the Knights, however presses the advantage in Attica. In Attica the nobles mount a defensive at marathon, the Battle of Marathon ends with a loss for the nobles of Attica and loses their last major army. His forces meet the Knights outside the town of Naxos and outnumber them at least five to one, the Battle of Naxos it is called, however the Knights come out on top despite losing many of their number. The Duke of Naxos is killed in the battle and is replaced by his brother, Giovanni, who's kept silent and guarded by the Knights of St John whom also relay his orders to the public. The first course of action is to call all the nobles and men of Naxos to swear allegiance to the new Duke. Mil-turn
    • Negroponte: In Negroponte the Gastàldo of Negropont, Rizardo Lacaris, declares his support for Roscol after hearing of the death of the Duke of Naxos. While the nobles across the rest of the Kingdom stay aligned with Pieromo, the capital begins to work for Roscol. The King who currently is residing in Boetia is furious when he hears of this and musters his army and begins marching on Negropont. Mil-turn
    • The king of Naples announces his fully support to Pieromo, and use his fleet to capture the enemy ships. Also organices a small army to take Corfu, and capture the napolitan nobleman, he will be executed by kings orders. He also block Venice, to force the Doge surrender.
  • Principality of Tver: Tver starts repairing the war damages in Russia and sends diplomats. The military returns to a heroes welcome. Same time the government of Tver looks for any trade partners.
  • France: the military and navy are built up, the vassalage of Bourbon and Berry continues. Continues establishing its own entity to deal with the religious crisis left by the Schism.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. Vassalage of Lorraine continues. the same choice made by the French is taken by the burgundians as they feel the same way to France.
    • Flanders: Military and navy are built up, economy expands.
    • Blois: Military, economy expand.
    • Dunois: Military and economy expand.
    • Angouleme: Military and economy expand.
    • Parthenay: Military and economy expand.
    • Perigord: Military and economy expand.
    • Saluzzo: Military and economy expand.
    • Orleans: Military and economy expand.
  • Bengal Sultanate: The decrease in taxes on the landed elite do their job in most areas of the Sultanate, decreasing the tax load on the peasantry and earning him their support. The tax cuts on the merchant class allow for more trade to be conducted, and a recent lax on some of the quota laws allows for more goods to be shipped from Bengal, greatly increasing trade income. The influence on Orissa continues due to the alliance signed by both powers, and vassalization attempts begin in earnist (Year One), and the previous agreement by them that made us their only trade partner. Influence grows on Ahom and Koch, as now we provide much of their food, and many of their other goods since they now trade exclusively with us. The money gained from the trade continues to arm the various levies of the Sultanate, the landed elite, Orissa, and Arakan. Some of the money gained from trade is also put toward the construction of a few Islamic temples in various large cities in the Sultanate. Trading merchants begin to search the Eastern coast of Africa after stopping off in Yemen to search for more potential trade destinations. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat. The land gained from the war with Jaunpur is developing nicely, with both food and cash crops being grown in large amounts. The vassalization process beings on Aoch and Kohm (Year Five, Able to vassalize because of five years of vassalization, six years of trade control? (Double Question Mark)). With our merchants traveling to Ava, Koch, Ahom and Arakan regularly, Islam begins to gain a foothold in their nations. Several important trade roads begin to see much-needed maintenance. We begin to make some of Arakan's decisions and affairs into our own nations, rather than the decisions and affairs be strictly Arakan's (Turn four of integration). The trade post on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal continues to grow into a full settlement with claims on surrounding land.
    • Arakan (Vassal of Bengal): The nation is ruled by a tolerant king, named Raja Anuj Chandra Charmchi, friendly to the Bengali Sultanate due to their favorable policies that have helped the Arakan states economy grow and diversify. Due to their trade being controlled mainly by Bengal for many years, their vassalization by Bengal has allowed them to open up their ports to other nations, and serve as resting point for many Bengali traders. Due to the influx of Islamic merchants into Arakan, several of the larger cities in Arakan begin to see far many more conversions of their residents to Islam.
      • Bengali Diplomacy: (Need's mod response, preferebly someone not involved in the godmodding issue): We ask the nations of Aohm and Koch (I've controlled their trade for six years, so right now I'm the only nation that provides them with food, as well as attempted to vassalize them for five years), and Ava to reconsider their previous decisions about an alliance.
  • Munster: As the war with Thomond comes to an end, with little decided, we decide to ramp up our military, seeing that they were incapable of taking much territory in the war. As rumors of a vast "Dragon Fleet" from Hell reach Munster, many traders abandon southern routes to the Mediterranean, and instead head into the Baltic, or Northern Europe. A few brave souls make it to Iceland, where trade continues with the Irish settlement. Though life is hard in Iceland, and the settlement consists of a very small amount of people, agriculture and fishing are successful, at least for the time being. We ask to open diplomatic relations with the UNC. Munster is almost fully "roaded", with roads reaching cities such as Waterford. Due to the rumors, we get our navy ready for conflict, although some doubt that the efforts will be worth it, and many war cogs and war junks are readied for war with crossbows and marines aboard. Following England's efforts to reconcile with the Roman Catholic Church, we are of mixed opinion, as in the past, some problems have arisen, but we, for now, stay loyal to the Western Church, and a local religious center is founded at Tipperary. Farming reforms continue to be instated, with many dairy cattle thriving on the southern plains of Munster. Whiskey continues to rise in popularity, along with Munsterian beer, and it is a popular export. We agree with Ulster's proposal to split Ireland, however, we would like a small strip of coastal Mayo, citing ancient ties to the region. We begin to absorb clans in southern coastal Mayo.
  • Vijaynagar: Continues to pay tribute to the Timurids. Jaffna continues to accept trade. The marriage of the Emperor's daughter and the Bahmani Sultan goes as planned. The trade post in The Kingdom of Cannanore works on its infrastructure. The influence of Kozhikode continues.
    • Venad: Continues to expand the military.
    • You took forever to sign the treaty, and refused to at first, insulting me all the way. Vijaynagar is mine now. -Nova 17:05, February 20, 2014 (UTC)
    • Nova, cut the crap. ~Scan
  • Georgia: With the newfound wealth provided by Roman and Muscovite trade, King Giorgi VII of Georgia opts to expand Georgia's military, establishing a small, full-time, semi-professional force controlled directly by the Georgian monarch. The 4,000 infantry and 2,000 cavalry of this Jari Shurisdziebis - or Jarishuri for short - are expected to defend the Georgian crown against both foreign and domestic threats - a prospect that displeases the often-unruly Georgian nobility. To support this militarization, Georgia also conducts a year-long census of its population, counting a total of 346,766 residents - an increase of roughly 20% over 15 years, largely (if unwillingly) credited to the infrastructural improvements made by the Timurids. In light of the Jochid Ulus' expansion into Circassia, Georgia sends emissaries to Ossetia and the Leks (the dark-grey regions third and second on my northern border respectively) offering to vassalize them; when questioned, the emissary states that these vassalizations are contingent on the smaller states' submission within 6 years. (Mods - I don't know how long this will take. Can I get an estimate?)
    • Georgian Diplomacy: Georgia requests clarification from the Roman Empire regarding Georgia's proposed defensive alliance, which the Roman Emperor did not address during his expansion of trade relations; several military attaches to the Georgian delegation also inquire into purchasing small quantities of Greek fire for use in the Jarishuri's siege artillery.  Georgian merchants also petition the Grand Duchy of Muscovy to allow the export of surplus Novgorodian crossbows . Finally, Georgia sends another diplomatic mission to Armenia, again requesting the establishment of trade, a defensive alliance, and a dynastic-unifying royal marriage between the two nations. (Mod response needed for Armenia!)
    • Council of Batumi: The Patriarchs of Constantinople (Roman Empire), Kartli (Georgia), and Sis (Armenia) meet in the Black Sea port of Batumi to discuss the theological and liturgical issues separating the Armenian Apostolic Church from the wider Orthodox community. After several months of debate, the Georgian delegation makes a proposal for reconciling the two churches.
    • Muscovite Diplomacy: We have not implicated any trade restrictions on our trade agreement. (Word of advice, you can't say what is going on in other nations, (Ex: We send one of our leaders into the city of <Insert Name Here>, inspiring many to rebel against the country of <Insert Name Here>.))
      • (My apologies - I didn't mean to imply you were restricting trade, was just trying to add flavor text saying "we want to buy crossbows from you since we don't have direct access to Novgorod." As I can't figure out how to word it, I've just canceled that portion of my orders.)
  • Mayan Empire:  The Empire continues to expand its borders, and takes more slaves. As soliders are better trained for war, the calender is written, and astrology is studied.
  • Japan (Hosokawa Clan): With the Oei invasion and the Shogun's continuous aggressive politics it obvious that a civil war has begun. Katashi issues the increase of guards at the borders and immeadietly sends out emissaries to all southen daimyos in order to ally them and ensure the freedom of both his clan and other clans. Two new ships are built and three thousand flammable arrowheads are to be made. An ambassador is sent to the Shoni clan in order to determine the current situation.
  • Bohemia: We continue to upgrade our economy and military to strengthen our nation against foreign threats. We improve relations with the states around us, and continue to grow through trade and commerce arriving through our borders.
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): We fix up our roads and add outposts in different areas just in case to watch out for enemies. We build up our military and navy. Six more ships are being built. The building of the first college of Japan is continuing to be built up. The Shogun realizes that a civil war has begun. The military sets uo a border control around our nation to protect its people. An ambassador is sent to all northern states/clans in order to ally them and ensure the freedom of our state and other states. The new court will be set up in the capital city. 
  • Why would they ally YOU? You're the main reason civil war is beginning. SkyGreen24
  • Can't post right now. Will do so tomorrow or later on in the evening. Currently at work.  Nkbeeching (talk) 21:32, February 20, 2014 (UTC)
  • They want to unify Japan! make one nation instead of having all of these broken states! - Shadow
  • They are all highly independent nations. ~Scan
  • Castile: With the developing situation in Italy King Henry begins to gear up for war with his forces being geared up. The Nobility as well as the Royal army are called up with a large force of nearly 20,000 being called up. The Castilian economy begins to shift toward developing and building weaponry and warships with large cannon-bearing ships being shifted toward the Mediterranean. The Castilian economy while being war oriented begins a larger process of pulling in more money through trade.The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to conver populations. The infrastructure of Castile is also expanded more. Castile, in order to facilitate more conversions to Christianity, imposes higher taxes on non-Christians in the areas it controls personally or by proxy through its vassals. Castile begins allocating wealth to hire major explorers for map and explore the coast os africa. The developing class in castile of skilled artisan, merchants, blacksmiths and the like has led to a large increase in productivity of the country with even a few researches managing to work on new designs including a more efficient hand cannon which gets its own dedicated corps in the developing Royal army of Castile. The Castilian noblity begins to adapt towards a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move towards becoming advisors to the king and less involved in their feudal estates which while growing have developed Guilds to facilitate payments for the efforts of the men working, The expert worksmanship of many of these men has seen notable increase in productivity for each feudal state with most lord not complaining. Prince John of Castile now 15 continuing with his education makes some more notable appearances as he looks to urge his father into retirement when he reaches 20 or to begin to rule alongside his father. He also makes a notebook giving a large overview of the kingdom as a whole in order to better manage it getting priests and dedicated writers to help with this. The Kingdoms cities begin to be improved with somewhat better sanitation and the King hires architects to plan out a Sewer system, as well as a true plan for multiple major cities. The King begins to development of a few new ship designs hiring ship designers from the whole of europe to begin the process of designing a larger ship for battle.
    • Granada:  The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir discovers that his youngest son is Christian and decides to keep it a secret for the time being. He does, however, not get mad at his son but cautiously accepts him and begins to talk with his son about religion in his free time with his son. The country also begins to see some issues with its settlement in Morocco with many of them being Christian Castilians or converts. The Granadans continue to show more Christianization processes occuring with a viable expanding population of Christians living in the border towns and churches springing up in various areas across the country. The Granadam Emir becomes less tolerant of his son as he reaches the age of 16 and is a tad more rebellious in his religious motives having turned Christian years earlier. The Country begins to show promising signs of real economic advancement.
    • Kingdom of the Canaries: Now granted a semi-autonomous status from Castile the Canaries begin to work up their economy to a certain degree greatly utilizing the traders from Portugal as well as the new route to Oyo, and the trade from the Mediterranean. The Canaries is able to build upon the multiple viable settlements and a moderately sized and growing population. The Canaries also expand their settlement by 1000 hoping to take the remaining islands.
  • Mangut Nivkhgu: Mang Hangut expanded his nascent empire 5000 sq km northward on Sakhalin Island. By this time, many Nivkhs were happily engorging themselves on the wildly popular Tiger's Hand pastries invented by Master Wu and his Chinese pastry chef. The smell of oranges and bananas pervaded Nendago, and the pastries continued to grow in fame and quality. (This entry in the Nivkh History Project was compiled in accordance with the Fair Work Act of 2014, and approved by the Nivkh Pastry Chefs Union. Remember, when in Nendaqo, only buy patries marked with the Fair Work Act stamp and the Appellation Controlled Seal of Authenticity.)
    • ​Historian Shelldor Huang disagrees and states that oranges had not found their way to even Ming China at that point. 
  • Zapotec: Emperor Tlaco expands Danibaan's influence in the surrounding city-states by way of the Zapotec Alliance. Roadways connecting cities in the alliance help merchants and soldiers move more freely between them. The economy booms with trade as a result of the roads. In the coastal regions under Danibaan's influence, more boats are created. Tlaco orders more to be manufactured to bring in goods from the sea. Daibaan continues expanding into the surrounding city-states north along the gulf coast
  • Austria: We train and expand our military using new experience from the war. We also begin developing hand cannons as a future weapon in warfare after seeing its implementation on a small scale. We continue influencing the states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, Burgau, and Patria del Friuli. We continue to influence Chur and Württemberg. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. We continue to improve relations with Bohemia, and are glad that the Bohemian king has agreed to wed his daughter to Albert II when she comes of age. We increase trade with the Grand Duchy of Bavaria and again ask for an alliance in order to strengthen ties even further between our nations. The formation and organization of the newly founded  kaiserliche und königliche Kriegsmarine continues, proving to be a successful investment. The Marineschule (naval academy) begins construction in Trieste to train Austria’s future naval commanders. The new building at the University of Vienna also begins construction to house a future officers training program. A naval reform is passed creating a numbering system for ships. 
  • Trier: We upgrade our military and economy. We influence the states around us. We ask for an alliance with Hamburg to protect the reaches of North Germany.
    • Hamburg accepts the alliance.
  • Wallachia: Trade booms as the Venetians who dominated many Black Sea routes are caught in a civil war; this allows many Wallachian traders to take up some of the previously Venetian routes, and increases economic growth. This coupled with peace in Muscovy and the creation of a centralized state in Georgia spurs on the growth of the Wallachian banking industry grows, as more and more merchants take out loans to expand their fleets. The Bank of Olt is providing many peasants with loans, and small watermills, and workshops begin to spring-up all across the country. Michael I consolidates his power, and orders the improvement of trade facilities along the Danube, and in Dobruja. Mining flourishes and the foundry in Sulina now processes over 50% of all Wallachian ore. Salt and Iron now lead the exports, followed by beeswax, leather, and grain.
    • Moldavia: Sharing in the prosperity, many ships are built in private shipyards, and are employed as merchant vessels. Shipbuilding becomes a more profitable profession, and the first wave of educated shipbuilders graduate from the Venetian school, allowing many new designs to be implemented. Unfortunately the prince’s cough is growing worse; he has even been known to cough up blood on occasion. The dying Alexander reaches an agreement with Michael; the prince of Wallachia will reign over Moldavia, and Alexander’s sons are promised provincial governorship, and will become the rulers of any state which Wallachia conquers and turns into a vassal. The gesture is one meant only to placate the potential heirs to Moldavia’s throne, and is empty of much real meaning.
  • UNC: Denmark takes the opportunity to strike Sweden. A successful fleet battle and subsequent establishment of a beachhead on southern Swedish shores, however, leaves a weak spot in Denmark's defenses. Sweden takes advantage of this weak spot, decimating the Danish Navy at the Battle of Kattegat. Icelandic reinforcements arrive to surround the Danish Navy to the west. In August, Viborg is invaded by Sweden, granting them the northern tip of Jutland. Meanwhile, a Swedish fleet action prepares for an assault on Copenhagen. In political news, the Swedish King accepts the English deals, allowing his daughter to marry the English Prince.
  • Grand Duchy of Bavaria: Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI begins petitioning the lords of Nurnburg and Burgau for manpower and tribute. In other news, the population continues to rise. Heinrich and his council continue to allow the training of new troops. Several markets are constructed in Landshut as well as trade houses for Austrian and Castilian traders. In Austria, several new ships begin being constructed, with a few small ships being finished, and by 1419 a trade route begins being formulated. Heinrich XVI follows the example of France in strengthening and solidifying the religious community already present in Bavaria. Heinrich plans to form a church, with Catholicism at its center, but mostly with independent functions and structures. Plans for a large trade center or exchange house begin formulating in Landshut. By late 1419, construction begins. In dynastic news, Heinrich XVI sends letters to the various lords of Pfalz (with whom Bavaria is linked via dynastic union), offering them assistance in setting up a government. In return, they would accept Heinrich as their true lord under a personal union. Can a mod respond to this, maybe in the next mod events?
      • Munchen: Work continues on Queen Isabell University, with the curricula of mathematics and theology, as well as grammar, being added to the various language courses already offered. Grand Duchess Isabell, herself, begins holding summer court in Munchen. Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Munchen as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
      • Straubing: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Straubing as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
      • Ingolstadt: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
  • Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications made. They also increase trading with each other
  • The Mamluk Sultanate continues the ongoing reform of the Mamluk orders. This year, the head Mamluk of the largest order announces his plan to consolidate the elite military units into a single organization. To do this, he and the captain of the second-largest order (both of which are really accepting of non-slave Mamluk warriors), decide to merge units to form the Grand Furusiyya Force. More and more non-Mamluks join the elite ranks of the Mamluk cavalry. The military also continues its investigations with gunpowder, after the Khaldun University of Alexandira has developed new innovations. Education of nobles, and now merchants, continues in the Khaldun University of Alexandria and now at the University of al-Islam, based in Damascus. The latter university is widely respected by many Turks, especially those from Cicilia who begin to appreciate Arab culture more and more. The spice trade picks up, as does trade in coffee and other goods which Europe wants. al-Sumal, based around the city of Mogasdishu expands another 10,000 sq km towards the north. Increased funding is sent from Cairo to Mogadishu, further convincing them that they Egyptians are their benefactors. Mombasa and Zanzibar, in their Dynastic Union, both expand by 10,000 sq km, to fill in the Swahili region with a state that has more power than just a city. The revolutionary Mamluk reforms earlier in the years have greatly helped the nation and urged young men to join the army. This leads to a rise in military tradition, and in turn, development and investment.
    • Nubia: experiences a minor setback in Arabization, as a group of radical Christians, sponsored by an Ethiopian terrorist group, begins to wage a guerrilla war on the regions of Makuria and Alodia. The northern parts of the nation continues to become more and more culturally similar to the main parts of the Sultanate, however. Troops from Ifat and the Sultanate are sent to help defend citizens from these extremists, who are turning the vast majority of Nubians against the Christian God.
    • Ifat: expands 10,000 sq km to the south, along the coast, as the nation's military capacity increases, focusing on the navy. Some troops are sent to stop the Nubian war of attrition. Socotra also grows it military, but focuses on a large navy to protect the mouth of the Red Sea from pirates and enemies. The Moroccan culture continues to thrive. Socotra expands to the Horn of Africa, growing 10,000 sq km. Cicilia grows its military as tensions in Anatolia always have a chance of erupting. With the recent vassalization of Dukaldir, Cicilia is now the third most powerful nation in the Burji empire.
    • Yemen: Is deemed to be fully reconstructed, and now begins to enter closer and closer relations with Oman, who is also now up to date in Mamluk technology. By the end of the year, they have enterred into a Dynastic Union. toward reconstruction is extremely positive, as the whole of the nation is brought up to expected standards. Mecca begins to experience a period of radicalism, which the Caliph sponsors, saying that the "Extreme Nubian and Ethiopian terror warriors need to be taken care of so that no more Muslim lives are to be lost." While not universally accepted, this new policy begins to catch on amongst other Muslims. All Arabian states expand 10,000 sq km each.
  • The Kingdom of Mesopotamia, formerly the Jalayirid Sultanate, is turned over to al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem, who is only 14, to be ruled entirely independently (albeit in a Dynastic and future Personal Union). Nasir states that he became Sultan at the age of 13, and his son needs the experience. With the recent vassalization of the Black Sheep Turkomen posing the potential of a war with the Ottomans, al-Mansur has his hands full. Mosul is annexed, and plans for annexation of Basra in about three years emerge, to the popular support of most people. Basra still expands 10,000 sq km. All states grow their economies.
  • Milan: Work continues on the Certosa di Pavia, the Castle Visconteo, and on the extensive Milan Cathedral. We continue training a proper standing army, utilizing Swiss mercenaries and local recruits. With border disputes now settled between the nations of Austria and Switzerland, we continue opening friendly relations with both nations in hopes of repairing our diplomatic relations and protecting our northern border. We continue constructing cogs and galleys to strengthen our navy and protect our interests on the seas. We continue influencing Florence and Padua. 
  • Aragon and Sardinia expand military and infrastructure. Sardinia continues to be consolidated with Aragon proper. Christianity begins to be spread in Cyrenaica, with more peasants accepting Christianity. In Aragon proper, certain noble family begin to form greater ties by raising noble heirs together with the same governoresses and educators. With regard to the Great Fleet, a few merchants attempt to approach the fleet and invite it to dock in Aragonese ports, while most others fear that these are really invaders in disguise.
  • Mainz: We develop military.
  • The Ming fleet sails into Cadiz where Zheng He acquires a map of Europe. Numerous nations and envoys flock to visit the fleet and trade is conducted with silks, spices and tea being traded for all manner of tradeable goods. Identifying the nations of France, Castille, England and Naples as the most powerful coastal nations at the present, Zheng He asks for alliances. Upon finding that the Roman Empire remains to this date, a meeting with the Emperor is sought. The fleet resupplies in preparation for the return voyage. Meanwhie in Asia, Qara Del, Korea, Tainan and the Haixi all support the Korean attack on Tsushima Island. The Ming Empire continues naval growth.
  • Oyo Empire: The expansion of the empire by 10,000 km continues, with Oyo conquering more lands and converting the natives through its preaching of the "One Tribe of God". Work on the nlanla continues in Lagos, with military personnel and navigators seeking to develop a way to get the massive ship into production in a meaningful manner. The literacy rate of Oyo continues to increase as the government spearheads the effort to have its people read and write so as to contribute to society.

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