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Archive Two:
1410 - 1419
Archive Three:
1420 - 1429
Archive Four:
1430 - 1439

This page is an archive for the Principia Moderni III map game, from 1420 to 1429.

1420

PMIII 1420
The Armenian king, Hovhannes II, dies. His eldest son, Smbat, becomes King of Armenia as Smbat IV. Smbat begins answering to the requests left by the Georgians in the last two years, and accepts the offers of a defensive alliance and establishment of trade. Smbat IV makes a counterproposal to Georgia, offering the hand of his younger sister Alinakh to Alexandre Bagrationi, Giorgi VII of Georgia’s son, in return for marrying a sister of Alexandre, if he has any.

In Australia, the Bidjigal Tribe (of the OTL Sydney region) accepts the superiority of their neighbours; the bow-and-arrow-wielding Tharawal, and accepts their overlordship.

The Quimbaya expand, assimilating the remnants of Catío and San Agustín culture down the Cauca River.

  • Domination of Draka: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues. Draka turns 20. The military is built up, we work on the economy. Draka continues several new fleets, continues construction in the Timurid harbors. With the recent military victories and political triumph in, the Empire now has influence strong in southern India. Strangely, the Emperor Amjad falls ill, and passes away. He is remembered as great hero, expanding Timurid influence and holding them through the Civil War. Draka, Emperor of the Mughals, Jangladesh, Kashmir, Ladahk, and Kangra, assumes the throne of the Timurid Empire, and incorporates his six thrones into one nation, the Domination of Draka, or the Domination for short. Indian culture begins to grow, influencing a large chunk of state affairs, this causes resistance in both Persia and Central Asia, when Draka moves the capitol to the central region of Multan, deep within the Indian lands. Indians in the land begin to immigrate to southern Persia and Afghanistan, and the regions begin to grow more and more Indian. Several groups begin to petition the Emperor, asking for some autonomy, and after some discussion with his advisors, he orders the creation of the state of Iran and Gilan in the west, having a small port and coast in the Arabian Gulf, while still taking over a large chunk of land, about one-third of Persia, namely the western and northern parts with a small strip to give it a coast.  We offer alliances to Bahamani and Andrha, promising them non-aggression pacts. Will add more later. 
    • 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 asks the Emperor Draka to allow the merger of both Vijaynagar and allow reunion.
    • Sultanate of Southern Vijaynagar: The Emir asks the Emperor Draka to allow the merger of both Vijaynagar and allow reunion.
      • Draka Diplomacy: The Domination considers the proposal, and agrees that there is no historical backing for the divide. On December 1, the two nations will be reunited. 
    • 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.
    • Kingdom of Iran: With newfound independence, we happily sign trade deals and alliances with the Domination of Draka and work on our economy.
    • Kingdom of Gilan: With newfound independence, we happily sign trade deals and alliances with the Domination of Draka and work on our economy.
  • I never had Jaffna completely so now you are just grabbing land. Jbwncster (talk) 01:31, February 21, 2014 (UTC)
  • You acted as though you had it when you were "negotiating." Not to mention you are not in India anymore. It is none of your business. Pink Floyd Hammer Flag - The Wall I'd rather be a hammer than a nail... 01:59, February 21, 2014 (UTC)
  • Guys, this stops now. Rex, this doesn't concern you. Sims, no more harassment. Jb, lay off and stop making yourself a target by continuing to talk about it and post under all his posts about it.
  • I didn't say anything -Nova
  • Otago Maori: We continue to increase the size of our tribe. Many other tribes have come to become our vassals or allies. We also decide to build a trading port around the South of New Zealand. However, the flimsy wooden structure was quickly swept away by a big wave.
  • The Crusader-Kingdom of Cyprus works more on the military and navy, a new local branch of the Knights Hospitaller is formed being named the Knights Hospliter-Cyprus. Increased relations with Malmuks continue with more Christians being sent to the Holy Land. A request is sent to the Malmuks to buy Tel Aviv in exchange for help putting down the rebels. Cyprus continues politics with King Janus rising in popularity among the native Greeks as a new noble position reserved for a Greek is made called Prince-Magistrate of Nicosia. The Catholic population grows with the Cyprus Orthodox church also growing. (Note: People are going away from Islam, Greek Orthodoxy, etc.). Influence of Achaia begins (four turns left). The French and Italian population grows around the OTL İskele District, which is becoming home to more and more Western European population. The Western Europeans come with peasants, nobles and merchants alike hoping to build a better life on an emerging nation.
  • 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 Russia, and Nizhny Novgorod. We start building a private school in Rostov. We will soon build private schools in Torzhok and Staraya Ladoga in the near future. We start vassalissing Yaroslavl (two turns to vassalize). We ask Denmark for an alliance against our rival Sweden. (Mod response please).
    • Rostov: We start the construction of the private school in Rostov. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: We have vassalized the nation of Ustyug. Military development continues. We ask the nations of Prussia and Novgorod to allow the nation of Wallachia and her vassals to join the Eastern League if they want at any time. Trade routes through our vassal of Ukraine bring in many merchants and travelers to settle in the Rus’ for exclusive eastern goods. Large population growth begins, due to the arrival of merchants and other foreigners. New weapons are forged and created for the military, one of these new weapons are the bardiche, a long poleaxe style weapon that will be used by the common soldier, another new piece of military hardware is the Gulyay-gorod, a mobilized fortification composed of wood. Although much of these newly created items are primarily military based, a new commercial masonry stove has been popular in use among the Russian people. By channeling smoke and hot air through small passageways, the oven is able to retain heat for a long period of time. The University of Moscow continues to be constructed. Plans to expand Moscow begin, with excavating the Earth surrounding the Moscow Kremlin and the current state of the city in order to build a moat, which will connect with the Volga. The time of this excavation will take two decades and will require thousands which will be paid to dig up the land.
    • Novgorod Diplomacy: We allow the Wallachia to join the eastern league, and we are still awaiting a response from Prussia.
    • Prussian Diplomacy: The Prussians also agree to let the Wallachians join the Eastern League.
    • Wallachian Diplomacy: We would request more information on the nature of the Eastern League.
    • Muscovite Diplomacy: The Eastern League is a military alliance organization for the purpose of defending each other's heartlands and interests (Similar to OTL NATO).
  • Hamburg-Brunswick-Lüneburg: William begins his rebuilding programs in Brunswick-Lüneburg. In economic news, the HTSC sees an increase in profits as larger and more ships take to the trade routes. But the hostilities in the waters of the former UNC make accessing the Baltic markets difficult, and a request is sent to the Scandinavian nations to hold their fire on Hamburg ships. With Naples declaring support for Pieromo, Hamburg send more support for Venice. In total, fifteen warships are sent.
    • UNC Diplomacy: Our ships will be sure to check their targets.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Michiel Roscol thanks Hamburg for its support.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues to officially position itself as a neutral party in the Venetian Civil War, but is outraged when it hears that its potensa in Athens has been placed under house arrest. The Empire angrily demands that he be freed and Anti-Doge forces leave Beoetia immediately. On the other side of the Empire, the Emperor agrees to the alliance with the Georgians, but is unfortunately forced to deny the request for Greek fire, since the Empire itself is only beginning to relearn how to use it. With this new alliance on the eastern frontier secured, Trebizond finally is satisfied enough to be annexed as the Despotate of Pontus. Manuel III of Trebizond keeps his power and titles. This unification is celebrated throughout the Empire, as now the Roman Schism that has perpetuated the nation ever since the Fourth Crusade in 1204 has been concluded. The Empire now turns its gaze toward the last bitter remnant of the imposter Latin Roman Empire, Achaea, in order to close that disgraceful chapter of the Empire's long history. Nothing is done yet except for some small defense renovations around Sparta, Corinth and Thebes. The Emperor also decides to ease the governing of mainland Greece by splitting the Despotate of Morea in two, with Morea remaining in the south and Arcadia in the north. The Roman garrison and fleet stationed at Famagusta are enlarged. The naval shipyards at Sinope produce fifty ships this year to help patrol the Aegean and keep the general peace between the Venetian factions when possible.
    • Theodoro: The training of levies continues. I am assuming this is how this works ... An army is raised by Stephen of Theodoro and marches on the Genoese rebels in Kaffa, and with the sallying Venetians manages to by and large defeat them. A few rebel pockets remain and will need to be hunted down. Until the conclusion of the civil war, Stephen declares himself the "Protector of the Crimea" and the de facto lord of the Venetian cities there in order to protect their neutrality, but largely leaves them to do their own devices.
  • Knights of St John: Continue to expand their military to vast amounts. They start to use gunpowder hand cannons, but quickly get rid of it as the crossbowmen of the Order are some of the best archers in Anatolia. More numbers are sent to Famagusta in Cyprus doubling the previous army totaling 13,000 knights. More trade ships are built to increase an in take of money, boosting their economy. Andrea Orsi is appointed to Head Maritime Overseer, and is asked to reside in Ferrara to create a permanent bond with the Kingdom of Naples. More knights are sent to aid Venice in the civil war taking the side of the Doge once again. The island of Rhodes celebrates the new alliance of Castile and the Order.
    • Tekke (Vassal of Knights of St John): The naval base of Valetta is finally finished as all hands were used to finish building it. The tributes from Ferrara are small now, but the bulk on money was well spent as the base is being fitted with heavy cannon to defend from ships and siege attacks. The base is heavily fortified with knights. The governor of Tekke: Francesco Girabaldi is sent to the base in Malta, as the Heir Grandmaster (Rodrigo Torez) is sent to take control of Tekke. Ships are built, although not many. The new recruits have started training with surprisingly low number of turnouts, due to the population only being 50% Christian. More missionary attempts are tried as Tekke tries to become mainly Christian.
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: The order asks the Kingdom of Naples to send troops to Famagusta. Venice is asked to bring ships over to the naval base of Valetta at Tekke, and ships to Famagusta at Cyprus. Trade rights are requested from the Kingdom of Georgia.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: The Duchy of Naxos sends a small fleet in place for the Doge while the main of the fleet in distracted in the civil war.
  • Chiribaya: We stop training soldiers for now and we expand 5 km southeast
  • UNC: The Swedes invade the Danish capital of Copenhagen. The battle goes in favor of the Swedes; the Danes surrender and their king is recognized as illegitimate. The Swedish King, King Sverker III, becomes the sole ruler of the UNC, thus initiating the Restored House of Sverker. The Four Year's War ends. Reconstruction in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark begins. A new era of the UNC begins; an area dominated by the Swedes. The capital of the UNC is moved to Stockholm. With peace and order restored to the UNC, work on rebuilding the infrastructure and economy begins. The Swedish-controlled UNC requests to reaffirm all deals, treaties and alliances that had been made during the Era of the Danes. Furthermore, the UNC would like to improve its relations with Prussia as well as all Russian nations. New trade routes are proposed with the respective nations. The proposals from Munster are finally accepted.
  • You need to do an algorithm for this. 
  • No, in fact, I don't. It's my nation's civil war. Enough with this crap, Ms.
  • I just thought you did because all three nations declared their independence and had separate governments, which are at war with each other. There were actually all listed as independent nations long before you even signed up as them. 
  • Korea (vassal, Pita): A populist movement sweeps through the nation as civilian militias rise up against the leadership, killing several minor government officials. Most of those movements are crushed immediately and with indiscriminate justice. An assassination attempt against Emperor Taejong is narrowly halted by palace guards. Later, it is revealed that several high-ranking generals and officials were involved in the movements, leading to the First Purge of 1420. Over 75 members of the military and government are killed, and over 100 are exiled. Korea asks for more autonomy from China to deal with the internal threat. The campaign against the Japanese pirates continues, with several key pirate outposts in the Korean Strait captured and destroyed.
  • Tibet: The Gongma (the high one, superior in Tibetan) Drakpa Gyaltsen is still in mourning after his cousin Sonam Drakpa died in 1408 and begins to centralize the rule of Tibet in Lhasa and demands all the territorial leaders of Tibet to move their rule to Lhasa. The Gongma wishes to try to better relations with the Chagatai Khanate (Mod response) and The Yuan Dynasty in The Oirats (Oirat Response) by allowing them use of the silk road in the north, for which they would become an ally (military or trade is up to them). The Gelukpa university monastery of Sera has its first monks after being built and set up last year in Lhasa. The Gongma imposes a trade tax of 0.5% of everything brought into Tibet from The Timurids via the silk road. The Gongma encourages agriculture and commerce. Tibet begins to influence Nepal and also expands 200 sq mi into the disordered Nepal.
    • Mod Response: The Chagtai Khanate and the Yuan Dynasty both agree to a trade agreement with Tibet, giving them greater access to the silk road and their own markets. 
  • Ottoman Empire: The Sultan begins to fall ill. To withstand his legacy for future generations of Sultans, the Sultan puts his foot down to the Kingdom of Mesopotamia and declares war on the Kingdom for control of the Black Sheep. Troops are sent through the other Ottoman vassals, Dulkadir and Erzincan. The military and navy are improved in preparation for a larger-scale war. Meanwhile, after some confusion with the delegates for the Turko-Venetian-Roman treaty, the Ottomans decide to wait until the Venetians decide on one delegate. (More may come).
  • Navajo: The meeting concludes and Chief Tooh returns peacefully to power and centralization continues. At the meeting it has been decided that it is our job to unite the surrounding nations through our dominence of iron, and because of this we begin to influence the Pueblo through continued trade. We also restart military build up and reform the army to make the "Iron Army." With this new Iron Army we hope that wars will be short and quick, shedding the least amount of innocent blood possible and to restore peace to this chaotic and confused region.
    • ​Kim: Centralization continues and (if the vassal can take the expansion instead of the Navajo itself then they expand but if they can't, they will continue building up the military.) The Kimite Academy is complete, and many scholars come and discuss ideas about the world. Most of the discussions are regarding the Colorado River, how the river flows and how trade and ideas also flow, and how life tends to teem whenever it is near a river. This fascination with the Colorado River peaks the interest of many and numerous people come to observe, talk, and even worship the Colorado River. As a result of this, we collect toll fees and we save the money up for a rainy day. 
  • 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 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 three large carracks being finished, and by 1420 a trade route is put in place. Such important places in the trade route include Rome, Athens, Constantinople, and Gibraltar. Within a decade, Heinrich hopes to extend the routes to the north of Europe. The planned market center in Landshut continues to be developed. Heinrich XVI allocates power to his councillors in figuring out a new church or any new Western church to join. In dynastic newsHeinrich 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: The main campus of Queen Isabell University is completed, and the beginning courses include French, Latin, English, and Greek as well as theology, clergy training, and mathematics being taught. 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.
  • 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 250 sq km, taking up the whole island. 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.
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: The arrival of the Chinese shocks greatly the lowlands as a whole, and the faith in the Catholic beliefs is further shaken by this as it shows that a non-Catholic culture is capable of such achievements. The Dutch traders move to try to meet with the oriental wonders and bring with them several arquebuses along with pieces of artwork to exchange for blueprints of Chinese ships and any other sort of thing they could get from the east. The great eastern voyage also sparks the imagination of Dutch explorers to try to reach the orient to copy the Chinese success, though this idea is looked upon with interest by the General Estates it is deemed too early for such a voyage due to the situation in the HRE and the need to secure things at home before moving abroad. Economic growth continues as trade and banking expand. We once more request that the Wallonian states within the Netherlands join the Alliance system being created there to better protect the independence and economic development of the lowlands, (it shouldn't be that difficult since most of the Wallonian states are too small to resist and would be looking for protection. I've been trying to get this for five turns and it is completely ignored by the majority of the mods.) Meanwhile, influencing over Utrect and Liege begin. The ideas of Johann continue to circle around the General Estates and cross over into the other nations of the Netherlands and into the German HRE as the strange ideas continue to bring up controversy and conflicting ideas in academic circles. Johann is forced to flee his place of residency as the local priests expel him, he takes up residence with a noble in the Hague. Despite these setbacks he begins to gain supporters within the Brabant and Holland and those who demand reform in the church from the very core. Naval expansion continues.
  • Venetian Republic:
    Venetian Civil War 1420 PM3

    The current situation, all blue territories should be considered to be in a crisis, with the events of this turn, they have to find a new direction or fold

    In Veneto the nobles of Venice march to meet Pieromos army. Upon hearing of Naples declaration of support for Pieromo, the Doge is outraged. Seeing that they are moving to take Corfu he meets with the merchants of Venice and asks them to assist Corfu. Giovanni marches to retake Treviso, and meets the nobles of Venice there fighting in the 2nd Battle of Treviso. The battle is long and bloody but Pieromo's mercenary force is overwhelmed and crushed, amongst the bodies Giovanni is found with an arrow in his skull.
    In Attica the nobles of Attica without the pressing from the Naxians manage to raise a small force and now, marching with those who were their enemies a few months ago, head toward Athens with the Naxian forces.
    In the Epirus Free Ports Titani continues to lock down, fearing that they will be next if Corfu falls. Meanwhile, Preveza allows Christofo to take a large segment of their guard to augment his forces numbers.
    In Candia the nobles of Candia rule through the captured King, and retake all of Candia defeating the last loyal nobles. The forces of Candia prepare a force to go north but delay upon hearing of the death of Giovanni, considering their next move.
    In the Peloponnese The nobles of the Peloponnese send what forces they can to support Teodor in Athens after hearing he is under siege. Mil-turn
    • Aegina: The Rettore Frederico Doro is freed and given control over Aegina again, but only after swearing loyalty to the new Duke of Naxos. Hearing that his son is held in Athens by Teodor da Vale and fearing for his life he takes what men he can and heads north to the city with his Naxian allies. Mil-turn
    • Athens: Teodor da Vale fortifies the city of Athens, not knowing what to do upon hearing of Giovanni's death. Mil-turn
    • Corfu: The merchants send some of their fleets south having reequipped them for war. With the Napolitans invading, the Corfiots refuse to allow them to retake the island and meet the huge Napolitan force on the coast. The merchants forces arrive in time to land support and a massive battle occurs. The Battle of the Ionian Sea as it is known, involves both a massive sea combat as well as a huge land battle with Corfiots and mercenaries facing off against the Napolitan army. The battle lasts for days, becoming one of many skirmishes and engagements, but finally ending in a decisive victory for the Corfiots and merchant forces. The Nepolitans are forced off of the main island of Corfu but take up residence on the nearby Othonoi island, ready for another landing. Mil-turn
    • Epirus: Christofo heads out from Preveza, marching on the last lands held by the southern nobles, he splits his forces. He heads out with the western army, knowing he may be needed to repel a force from the sea soon. He meets the bulk of the Pieromo host south of Titani and makes battle with them crushing their last forces, it is called the Battle of Titani despite not even including forces from the city or being near to it. With the final resistance crushed, the eastern army stablises the other lands once held by Pieromos supporters. Mil-turn
    • Kaffa: With the support from Theodoro breaking the siege, the rebels are forced back but not crushed. With Stephens declaration Victor is outraged but keeps his outrage inside instead taking some Venetian and Theodore troops to defeat the rebels. They meet and crush their forces in the Battle of Kaffa. However, the Genoan leader escapes, fleeing on a ship through the black sea, aiming to sail to Genoa and gain support. Mil-turn
    • Naxos: To the surprise of the Venetian supporters all nobles declare support for the new Duke, some delaying more than others. The Knights of St John remain on guard, worried that it is a ploy. To test their loyalty the seizure of Athens is ordered and the various fleets and nobles head to the city to take it. With allies from Attica and Aegina arriving to support them the 3rd Battle of Athens occurs and quickly they break into the city and capture it killing Teodor in the attack. They free the Roman Poténsa and restore him while Frederico Doro is given the position of Venetian Poténsa for his part in the seige. Mil-turn
    • Negroponte: The Gastàldo of Negroponte raises a city levy and assigns a captian to the force, he sends them to capture the King of Negroponte and bring him safely back to the capital. The King of Negroponte meets the Gastàldo's army and refuses the request, giving battle. The Battle of Thebes ends with a victory for the King of Negroponte, who continues marching on the capital. Mil-turn
  • County of Oldenburg: The county continues vassalisation of Osnabruck (year three). Fear of encountering God's fleet in southern waters forces the OHG to alter its business model. This year, a reduced fleet saisl the North Sea, trading with the UNC and Albion. A sizeable portion of the company's resources this year go into land and river-based trade with inland Germanic naitons. Princess Branca gives birth to another girl who is named Sigelinde.
  • 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 goes into hidding to not get attack during this dumb war. The militry is called off and is told to not attack anything unless someone attacks us first. At age of 18 the Shogun's son Matsuoka joins the army as a drill sergeant. Trade is going well with the Hosokawa Clan. The Emperor tells everyone to stop this silly war or he will send troops to force people to sign a peace tready to unify the country. 
  • Where do I begin? It would be illogical for a nation to spend its resources on a college if civil war has started. It's even more illogical to call off the military. And this is the most important one, you are the de facto leader, but you can't control the Emperor himself, especially since the Emperor doesn't have an army since it should probably be made out of the armies of Clans which follow the Emperor and I as the Kampaku am closer to the Emperor than the shogun. Also my clan wouldn't trade with you for obvious reasons, so I'd like that part crossed out no matter what. I'd also mention that calling a war caused by you silly and dumb is just weird. -Sky
  • One - the Emperor has his own special troops. Two - let's end this stupid civil war. Three - I want peace. So let's end this civil war bullshit. - Shadow
  • First of all, I suggest you stop using harsh language on this page. Furthermore, you can not control the Emperor and you can't give him troops that will magically switch their loyalty from you to him. Last but not least, if you had wanted peace, you should have not attacked three different daimyos since the beginning of the game, some of which you attacked more than once. P.S. I ask for a mod's help. -Sky
  • I've crossed out a few parts. Shadow, keep in mind that you are still at war (since you're the one who caused it), and you should probably write about fighting that, not threatening to start fighting an already ongoing war. - Mscoree
  • OK, Seriously, Shadow, you do not control the emperor. The emperor had no troops whatsoever, he had no power, he was merely a figurehead though his preferences in rulers could sway things in one person's favor or the other, and as things are, I'd say, that it is in the favor of the Hosakawa who have not been expanding and destabilizing the shogunate through expansion. You brought war upon yourself and you now have to face the consequences. Nkbeeching (talk) 22:35, February 21, 2014 (UTC)
  • 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 continue to absorb clans in southern coastal Mayo. OOC: I may not post tomorrow. Bow To Your Sensei. BOW TO YOUR SENSEI!!!
  • Ulster: Many Ulsterian traders begin to fear the Fleet's approach, abandoning Mediterranean Trade in droves. Banditry along the new Road Network causes the establishment of a Police Force, and reforms to try to prevent the number of serfs that flee into the Forests, and become bandits. A Bombardment Officer, in charge of Ballistae, suggests that Ballistae are mounted on ships. Ulsterian traders begin to flood the Markets of Breifne and Sligo with Ulsterian goods, steadily stifling local industry and increasing their dependence on Ulster, whilst Diplomats are sent to the rulers of these two states, requesting they join Ulster.
  • Question - if I am starting out as a nation that is currently labeled in dark grey on the map, do I automatically gain its grayed-out territory when I first post, or do I have to conquer it? RevenantAscension (talk) 18:04, February 21, 2014 (UTC)
  • You get part of the land but you need to expand onto the rest which is fairly easy. SkyGreen24 (talk) 20:02, February 21, 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 Castile 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 Castile 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 patrolling 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.
  • Mecklenburg: We continue to upgrade our military power and training longbowmen, Spies. We utilize the crossbows given by Novgorod to make our troops very highly trained 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 six 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. We utilize the crossbows given by Novgorod to make our troops very highly trained marksmen. Also, we increase the trade with other nations and the amount of farmland in our nation.
  • Kingdo of Cuzco: We expand southward until we hit the coast. Military and infrastructure improve.
  • Hesse: After another year of fighting, we advance and take 4.5% more of the land. It is a bitter power struggle between the armies with Hesse looking to be winning. Ludwig I offers to marry one of Oldenburg's noble ladies. We offer to buy 2000 of these new crossbows and 1000 of the new hand cannons to anyone willing. The training of the 2nd Regiments are complete and the first divisions are formed. The rest of the army is sent into Brunswick-Gottingen. Ludwigsburg continues to grow. Military development continues.
  • The Jochid Ulus continue to develop and grow. In the far north, the Yamal territories expand in the northwestern edge of the nation by approximately 5000 sq km, creating many villagers for Nenets to settle and expand in. The first Nenets towns begin to increasingly grow, as settled-down animal husbandry continues to work for them. This causes extreme expansion in the economy of the Yamal, as it joins the period of economic boom and improvement that has characterised the Ulus in the last few years. This boom continues throughout the Ulus, as the Ruthenian territories produce large amounts of agricultural produce, as do the Volga and Kama river valleys and Kazakhstan. The growth of the lumber and metals industry in the Urals begins. The cultural growth of the nation also continues, as the Mastorava is expanded upon and begins to be preached in the streets of Obran-Osh and Bolghar. This Mastorava begins to establish a somewhat syncretic Pagan faith, but a deeply established one; there's several theologic ideas (including their own version of monotheism, which would lead to the belief of polyprosopy, or "one God, many faces") and a few basic developing mythos that are reached by consensus between several tribes and burghers across the Volga. More Ulus collapse to feudal government, leaving nomadic tribes only in Kazakhstan and eastern Siberia. This drastically changes the composition of the kurultay as it meets to discuss the Khan, given that it's been a long time and the Ulus still has no official Khan. However, the world is shocked as young Temür-Hachiun, aged fifteen, presents his claim to the throne. The Kurultay is deeply divided; almost unanimously, the Ulus oppose his choice, while burghers and nobles support it. The vote barely passes through, but eventually he is elected, given that the other two choices are having Ïdegay Jochid turn 16 in almost ten more years or choose a foreign khan. At the end of the meeting, a coronation is scheduled for next year, and all nobles of the nation are invited to come. However, sad news hit the palace later that same year; Ïdegay Manghud died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 68, not to see his grandson take the throne. More handgonnes are given to high-ranking soldiers in infantry armies. The government of the Golden Horde, pressured by Temür-Hachiun, agrees to invite the Russian princes to the coronation, as well as people from the Ottoman and UNC crowns; this seems to be Temür-Hachiun's first policy, one of normalisation of relations toward the Russian states.
    • the Principality of Great Perm continues to develop its military and economy. Muhammad-Zakov is poisoned late in the year, and a Christian, Pitrim, takes control. In order not to anger the dominance of the Golden Horde, he allows Muslim religious customs to continue, but he begins building churches and Christian monuments in order to counterbalance Muslim-led governments from before. The Permic economy grows as Kolvakvar also does. Komi merchants begin crossing into Novgorod and the Golden Horde, trading with both nations. They also secretly smuggle Komi education into Novgorodian schools near the border. 
    • the Principality of Adyghea grows by 2500 sq km throughout Circassia. Adyghe, Kabardian, Ubykh and Abkhaz chieftains all swear loyalty to the Ayghe royal family. Maykop continues to grow quickly, causing the economy to also grow. Fortresses in the Caucasus begin to be built, and some formerly tribal Adyghe begin to move to these plazas, causing new cities to form. The Duchy begins to develop its army, given secret support by the Golden Horde as the Georgians have admitted hostility toward Adyghea.
    • Muscovite Diplomacy: The Grand Duke of Moscow, Vasily I, will arrive to the coronation.
  • Kingdom of Georgia: The Kingdom of Georgia gladly accepts the Armenian proposal, and celebrations are promptly held in Tblisi to celebrate the marriage of Prince Alexandre and Princess Alinakh. When King Giorgi's wife, Tamar of Imereti gives birth to a daughter, a second set of celebrations are planned - and canceled just as quickly when the child dies of illness within two months of her birth. Georgia also accepts the Knights of St John's trade request. As the nation's naval trade now comprises a significant portion of its revenue, King Giorgi commissions a fleet of some thirty galleys to escort merchants in the Black Sea, expanding the Georgian military. The ongoing construction of the Bolnisi Sioni mirrors the growing influence of the Georgian Church, which requests a response from its Armenian counterpart regarding its proposal at the Council of Batumi. (Mod response needed!)
    • Georgian Diplomacy: Georgia sends a trade request to Wallachia, in hopes of expanding its access to friendly grain suppliers. Georgia also offers supplies to the rightful Doge of Venice, Michiel Roscol, in exchange for military aid to be provided at a later date. Finally, the Georgian King sends an emissary to the new Khan of the Jochid Ulus: if the new Khan is willing to make peace with Georgia's Orthodox brethren, the Kingdom is willing to discuss a non-aggression pact with the Horde, and the division of the trans-Caucasian region.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Looking for allies to defend against both the feared power of Candia and Naples, the Doge agrees to the offer and thanks the Georgians for their support.
    • Jochid Diplomacy: Temür-Hachiun, having grown with several Orthodox burghers' children, and thus friendlier to Orthodoxy than his predecessors, the Khan agrees to make peace and arrange further negotiation.
  • Khmer Empire: After centuries of unrest and chaos, a new king is crowned. The king, Dara I, gains hegemony over the region surrounding the ancient and now-dilapidated capital of Angkor. Workmen begin to restore Angkor to its former glory, although this will take some time. Dara also offers strong economic incentives for local leaders who swear oaths of fealty to him, with particular emphasis on those southwest of Angkor, as gaining their territory will grant the Khmer Empire access to the sea. An army of 2000 men is formed and armed with bamboo spears and other light weapons, as well as a 50-man Royal Guard in order to protect the King.
  • 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 convert 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 researchers 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 nobility begins to adapt toward a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move toward 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 the 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.
  • 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 Three), 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 Six). 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. We vassalize the two relatively small nations of Aoch and Kohm after vassalizing them for six years, and providing them with all their trade for seven years. (Is this all right? #ModOpinion?)
    • No. Both of them, combined, are almost half your size. You'd have to spend 20 years or so in this process.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 07:05, February 22, 2014 (UTC)
    • 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.
  • 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. 
  • Hey I have a question can the Wappinger tribe be included in North America?--Grantzu (talk) 22:46, February 21, 2014 (UTC)
  • 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, 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 led the exports, followed by beeswax, leather and grain. The development of gunpowder based weapons continues.
    • 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. Prince Alexander has died his sons, who are not much younger than Michael himself, are called before Michael of Wallachia; each is given time to speak with Michael, and demonstrate one strength. Michael then selects Stephen II the most able of the brothers, and presents him with this offer: Assist me in joining our two nations under one crown, and you will become my heir and son. Stephen accepts; the two nations from now on will act as one, and fall under the rule of one crown. The United Danubian Principalities will be ruled by Michael; Stephen will retain some authority over Moldavia, and become heir to the throne of both territories.
  • Japan (Hosokawa Clan): Katashi, as the current Kampaku pleads to the Emperor to help him unite the daimyos in order to stop the shoguns expansionistic policies. Multiple ambassadors are sent to the daimyos that have been attacked by the shogun and another is sent to the shogun with a proposal. The shogun will return all lands he took from other daimyos and will have to dispose his military fleet. He would also have to pay tribute to the daimyos that he attacked in order to help them rebuild. Another two ambassadors are sent to the Ming Empire and Korea due to them being damaged by the shogun. The two ambassadors are sent carrying the message that the Japanese pirate raids have been caused by the shoguns inabillity to controll his people and his devious plans to steal Chinese coinage. Added will be an offer to the Ming Empire exclusively, which will allow him to take controll of all Japanese-controlled lands on Taiwan in exchange that he allows the Japanese residents there to leave peacefully and does not send any military to Japan for the next ten years. Noted, this part will only be valid if the shogun accepts the treaty. If not, more ambassadors will be sent to southern daimyos in order to dispose of the shogun by force in order to create a more peaceful nation.
  • Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications made. They also increase trading with each other.
  • Mangut Nivkhgu: The pastry-kingdom expanded another 5000 sq km on Sakhalin. Master Wu and his chefs continued to lead the pastry world with their culinary developments - inventing powdered sugar. It is even rumored that it was Nivkh chefs exporting pastries who first introduced oranges and bananas to Ming China - showing how swiftly the students had eclipsed their teachers in the succulent and subtle art of pastry. Also, Professor Huang of China should think twice before casting scorn on the grand Nivkh people wiht clap-trap about oranges, as it was the Nivkhs who gave them to his culture in the first place. (This project proudly sponsored by the Nivkh Pastry Chef Union. Always remember to buy Fair Work Act compliant pastries - and remember that imported Chinese pastries are non-compliant and not worthy of sophisticated Nivkh tastebuds)
    • Professor Huang asks "How did the Nivkhs obtain oranges?" 
  • The great Ming fleet returns home after conducting trade and diplomacy with the nations of Europe. Tainan, Korea, Qara Del and the Haixi continue to work on their militaries as they send forces to capture Tsushima Island from the Shoni Clan. An attack on the home islands of Japan is considered. Ming China continue to work on its naval forces.
  • 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 accepts the proposal of the Order, but instead of residing in Ferrara, he accepts the post of advisor in the court of King Ladislaus, offered by the king himself.
    • 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 begins a campaign of evangelization in the lands of the Balkans. Missionaries were also sent to support the Order of St John, and a special group of these was sent to North Africa, especially in Tunisia, where it seeks to recover the core of Christians. It was decided to send the loyal cardinals to the Pope, to where is not reaffirmed the power of the church, and where doubts persist, so with the gift of the word of God, they can get back on the road true faith. In an act of great generosity and as a sign of total submission, Pope dedice give the lands of Avignon, to join the County of Provence. Ladislaus I, known as the "magnanimous patrons" appreciates the gesture of the Pope, and orders his artists and builders present their ideas to create a palace dedicated to God.
    • Provence: At the beginning of January, Ladislaus reaches Provence, and in a magnificent ceremony takes control of the territories lost by the lower Angevin line. Assumes the title of Count of Provence, and the Duke of Anjou, and all vassals pass under his control too. The first thing is to reform the administration of their new domains, adapting the Neapolitan model who has had so much success. Improves economy through trade, and manufacturing cloth. The military camp is also improved, adding new equipment and Italian military ideas. At the same time send a professional murderer, to handle the prosible rival heir, located in Savoy. But before it gets to that city the news of natural nuerte child is given, because of his strange illness, his mother unable to bear the sudden loss of her husband, her son and his land, commits suicide. Influence in Britain continues as in the previous government.
    • Anjou: In February, the ascension and coronation as Duke is given. There are some disgruntled nobles, but after small bribes and promises of land, things improve. As in Provence, the Duchy transformation is performed. The economy and military improve.
    • Alencon: The vassal government sends presents to Ladislaus and ensures its full fidelity. The economy and military improve.
    • Narbonne: The vassal government sends presents to Ladislaus and ensures its full fidelity. The economy and military improve.
    • Vendome: The vassal government sends presents to Ladislaus and ensures its full fidelity. The economy and military improve. (This is the longest post I've ever done in PM).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Aragon and Sardinia expand military and infrastructure. The process of merging the two parts of the nation continues. Christianity continues to be spread in Cyrenaica.
  • Oyo Empire: The third bi-decennial census of Oyo concludes with a total population of 3,002,424 subjects. Oyo expands by 10,000 km, settling to the coastline of West Africa, and converting yet more natives to Catholicism. The Catholic Church of Oyo has been pitched by the members of the Oyo clergy, who seek to establish a semi-independent church that can immediately tend to the needs of the Oyo people without seeking the aid of the Catholic Church far from their lands. Alaafin Oranyan approves of the mission, and sends the cardinals of Oyo off to Vatican City to acquire permission of the Pope to establish a local branch in Oyo. The nlanla has finally been designed by the navigators' guild in Lagos, and work on putting it into construction in the shipyards begins. The vessel will be 400 feet in length, and hold some 1,800 tons of cargo, and will be able to reach Europe and return intact. The royal court of Oyo throws its full weight behind the project, seeking to profit from the venture as well as secure the sovereignty of Oyo, especially after the Ming fright. The literacy program of Oyo continues to gain ground, with one out of every three men now able to read and write, and one out of every four women able to do the same. Oyo continues to expand its colony on Sao tome and Principe by 100 km, seeking to consolidate their grip in the region.
  • 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

1421

Tensions start in former Vijayanagara as Timurid overlordship, hard to maintain from so far, begins oppressing the nation, as Hindus feel persecuted and the nation is split into two kingdoms with no historical precedent. Widespread dissent begins to grow throughout the nation.

The nation was reunited near the end of last turn. The rest is fine, though. -Nova

The Quimbaya establish trading routes with Incas late in the year. The first metal besides gold is smelted in their territory.

A bout of the Dancing Plague hits Berlin, closely followed by one in Constantinople. In total, five people die.

The first patent is issued by the Republic of Florence.

Floods hit Holland and Zeeland, drowning some sixty villages.

And what of the alliance I have been requesting with the Wallonian miners who have no reason to say no? Nkbeeching (talk) 00:36, February 22, 2014 (UTC)
Hadn't you already received an answer?--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 06:41, February 22, 2014 (UTC)
According to some mods, yes, but others have simply overlooked the matter. Nkbeeching (talk) 11:14, February 22, 2014 (UTC)
So if this event of 1418: "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. It's not an answer, so what is it"?
My apologies. I misread the event, I thought it said guelders, I did not read Namur, or Brega amongst the other states. I apologize. Nkbeeching (talk) 20:57, February 22, 2014 (UTC)

Portuguese sailors sail deeply south into Morocco’s southern border, but return before actually going much farther.

The Ainu kingdom expands throughout Hokkaido, as increased centralisation of the tribes occurs.

Jan Hus continues spreading Wycliffite ideas, with very large numbers of the German populace (and most of the Bohemian one) supporting him.

  • Wasn't he burned at the stake six years ago?
Can the issue of Johann's papers be addressed as well? Nkbeeching (talk) 00:36, February 22, 2014 (UTC)
Jan Hus wasn't burned at the stake like OTL because ATL he is a low ranking priest and worker at the University of Prague who isn't opposed by the Bohemian king and Papacy. Also, his teachings are more accepted and less controversial. 

Florence, beginning to feel threatened by growing Milanese influence, begin to grow closer economic and political ties to Venice. The Venetian economy begins to strongly influence the Florentine one.

  • I'm short on time today, I'll respond to this next turn.
  • How does this make any sense? Because I am attempting to establish friendly relations with Florence they leave me to attempt friendly relations with Venice? Doesn't that just benefit Venice in a way they wouldn't normally had been able to, since Venice is too small to vassalize them quickly. Also how come very time someone else vassalizes a nation they don't get a similar event?
  • That does not make sense to me, how is it that Florence, if he feel threatened constantly by Milanese, go to Venice which in these times is a small state in Italy and that right now is in the midle of a war civil, besides that their finances have been severely damaged by the conflict. Instead, seem more reasonable for me to lean on Naples, who are allied, share strong trade ties, are in a state of great peace, prosperity and stability, as well as being the largest and most prestigious Italian nation , and also saved them from losing a suicidal war. There are many more possibilities for Naples be more influential in Florence, that Milan or Venice.
  • I think this event should be removed. It's a bit unfair to say a state joins someone's enemy just because their friend is trying to improve relations. No one should "get" Florence in a moderator event.

The Atayal in Central Taiwan become the last of the Taiwanese states, as one of them forms and begins expanding in the lawless centre of the island.

A small Zoroastrian community forms a village in the origin of the Noor River, hiding in the centre of the Alborz Mountains.

The Dancing plague hits one of the returning Ming treasure ships, Zheng He orders it to be towed but a storm hits and damages both ships and drives them both off course. One is beached in OTL Senegal and the other sinks in the South Atlantic.

  • Wasn’t it deemed that China never got to Europe in the first place?
  • I say we just have it happen, it has become integrated in so many players' turns.
  • I say it didn't happen.

The answers of the Palatine nobles to Heinrich XVI’s letters are varied. The vast majority refuse his offer, either due to still being loyal to the current Elector Palatine, Louis III, or by thinking that the lack of a strong central authority is advantageous to them, and some few actually accept. Meanwhile, the knowledge that the Bavarian Duke is trying to exploit his lack of control to usurp his lands and his title of Elector drives Louis III to attempt to slowly assert more control over his lands.

Ahom and Koch accept Bengal's offer after much persuasion. Ava tries to stall for more time. However, with Ahom and Koch being Hindu, both resist Bengal's attempts to vassalize them.

  • Scotland: Scotland has had a peacefully success few years as they been piggybacking on the Greater Albion's trade routes, but they have remained prosperous. They see the growing strength within Albion and years have passed since the skirmishes beginning in the early 1400s, and sees an option to join Albion and its Union to; protect itself, a united British Isles, and increase the economic growth of the kingdom.
  • 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 start building a private school in Rostov. We will soon build private schools in Torzhok and Staraya Ladoga in the near future. We continue vassalissing Yaroslavl (in the next turn to fully vassalize to the nation). We ask Denmark for an alliance against our rival Sweden. (Mod response, please).
    • Rostov: We completed the construction of the private school in Rostov. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
  • 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.
  • Hamburg-Brunswick-Lüneburg: With the infrastructure just about repaired in the domains, Hamburg fully focuses on the economy. Now that the UNC has stabilized, traffic through the Øresund increases as ships don't have to fear getting caught in the crossfire. Trade to Castile and the Mediterranean also sees a boost after the departure of God's Fleet. Hamburg also sends condolences to Holland after the floods in their lands, and also offers aid to rebuild. Rumors circulate that some nations were looking to sail after God's Fleet, but decided against it due to technological and supplies limitations. A ship sent south reaches only the southern border of Morocco, where the Venetians made it. Hamburg begins influencing Saxe-Lauenburg (Turn One). The alliance offered by Trier is accepted.
  • The Crusader-Kingdom of Cyprus works more on the military and navy, a new local branch of the Knights Hospliter is formed being named the Knights Hospliter-Cyprus. Increased relations with Malmuks continue with more Christians being sent to the Holy Land. A request is sent to the Malmuks to buy Tel Aviv in exchange for help putting down the rebels. Cyprus continues politics with King Janus rising in popularity among the native Greeks as a new noble position reserved for a Greek is made called Prince-Magistrate of Nicosia. The Catholic population grows with the Cyprus Orthodox church also growing. (Note: People are going away from Islam, Greek Orthodoxy, etc.). Influence of Achaia begins (Three Turns left). The French and Italian population grows around the OTL İskele District, which is becoming home to more and more Western European population. The Western Europeans come with peasants, nobles and merchants alike hoping to build a better life on an emerging nation.
    • Um - isn't Achaea someone else's vassal and thus unable to be influenced in such a way? Also wouldn't a crusader kingdom refrain from any major friendly contact with an Islamic state.
    • Not necessarily. I read an interesting article about the large amount of cultural and economic exchange which occured between Christians and Muslims even during the actual Crusading Era. Obviously Cyprus shouldn't get too friendly, but I don't think that a strategic and obviously self-interested move made in order to gain more land would be that far out of the question. But that's just my opinion. Callumthered (talk) 07:20, February 22, 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 Castile 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 Castile 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 is invited to join the Union as a full member. 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. While the King remains Catholic (Rome), majority of the people still prefer the idea of a Western Centred church. The Western Church, even without support from the King, holds its first Papal Conclave and appoints Priest Preffartti Ian McNelson of Munster as Pope Ian I of Canterbury.
    • Prussian Diplomacy: The Prussians allow Albion to trade within the borders of Prussia and her vassals.
    • ​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. 
    • Scottish Diplomacy: We accept your invite.
    • Hamburg Dip: As the port upgrades near completion, Hamburg thanks England for the investments and promises to pay it back.
  • Iroquois Confederacy: The tribes of the Confederacy begin to expand as the population grows, and moves northward to the St Lawrence River. The Huron tribes are wary of the expanding Iroquois, and arguments and minor raids begin. The economy improves, while warriors and hunters of the tribes begin to work together and train to be a cohesive fighting force, lead by the chiefs that have some military ideas and practice.
  • Domination of Draka: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues. Draka turns 22. The military is built up, we work on the economy. Khursan is granted independence as a vassal of the Empire, and enters into Personal Union with Iran. Draka continues several new fleets continue consutrction in the Timurid harbors. The nation of Venad continues to convert to Islam, as does Jaffna. Vijaynagar is given independence again. We influence Bahamani. (Year One). We offer alliances to Bahamani and Andrha, promising them non-aggression pacts. Will add more later. 
    • 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 continue to convert to Islam.
    • 'Sultanate of Vijaynagar: The Sultanate, experiencing heavy resistance from the Hindus in the region, begins to revolt in some regions, and in the south the Domination is forced out, while in regions of the north the Domination manages to hold the line, and then launches a counteroffenisve, retaking the south. However, it is by this the Emperor realizes it has only been a year or two since their conquest, and their near victory will merely encourage more revolutions. It is decided to release the nation, on the terms that Domination helps rebuld them, and the sign trade terms and an allaince, and does not expand vassalize or military wise for 25 years. It is officialized in the Treaty of Multan, and the nation is released as the Kingdom of Vijaynagar, and the Emperor apologizes in a speech for the previous rulers Amjads brutality, and asks to assure in a time of mutual benefit and prosperity for the two nations. 'Vijaynagar is free again.
    • Kingdom of North Iraq: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues. We enter into Personal Union with Iran.
    • 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.
    • Kingdom of Iran: We work on the economy. We enter into Personal Union with Khursan as well as with North Iraq. 
    • Kingdom of Gilan:  We work on the economy.
    • Kingdom of Khursan: Without newfound independence, we are happy with the Domination and we sign an alliance and trade deal. We enter a Personal Union with Iran. 
    • The Domination? I see what you did there. Looks like someone is planning to create some bisexual superhuman Fascists in the future. :P ~Viva
    • LOL - nah, not Fascists, bisexual maybe, though LOL. JK. I'm glad someone noticed, though. Viva you just went up on my awesome scale -Nova
    • Well, shoot. Thank you. :D ~Viva
  • 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 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, in Portugal, Infante Luís, youngest son of Afonso, first son of João I, dies. Meanwhile, the marriage of Pedro of Aveiro with Branca de Sousa is realized.
  • County of Oldenburg: Count Christian V dies tragically after a brief but incurable illness. His son dietrich takes the throne of the county, and is hailed by the Lords and Knights as "His Lordship Dietrich, Count of Oldenburg and Landgrave of East Frisia, Lord of the Isles", and his beautiful Portuguese wife is also crowned. The Prince-Bishop of Osnabruck actually ministers over the ceremony. Despite the change in count, the vassalisation of Osnabruck continues in its fourth year. The military is built up some. New count Dietrich renews the OHG's charter. The OHG again focuses its trade on Northern nations, like Albion, the UNC and the states of the Rus, bringing home a tidy profit from wood and tar and wool and stuff.
  • Hesse: We offer a trade agreement, and alliance to Oldenburg. We also offer Ludwig I for an Oldenburgische noble woman. We also ask Austria for an alliance. We gain more land as the war goes on into its third year. We prepare for the vassalization of Frankfurt, which will occur next year. We also want to buy 2000 crossbows and 1000 hand cannons to anyone willing to sell. We also gain the lands of our trusted ally, the Saxon Federation, after we inherited them.
    • ​Oldenbuger Diplomacy: New Count Dietrich offers his younger sister Louise (20) to Ludwig, along with a dowry of a very nice war horse and 200 crossbows. The alliance is agreed to, providing it is only a defensive alliance. 
  • Venetian Republic: In Veneto the Venetian fleet moves to engage the blockading Napolitan fleet. The Battle of Venice ends with the blockaders being overwhelmed by the sheer size of the Venetian fleet. Viti, Giovanni's son, asks that all Giovanni's allies now follow him, to keep the cause alive.
    In Epirus the free ports, finally including Titani, offer their support to an attack on Saranda, Hoping to bring the war to a quick close. Saranda, swears to follow the Pieromo cause still, swearing allegiance to his son Viti. It also prepares for the coming Roscol forces.
    In Candia the nobles send their forces to meet the Naxian fleet after hearing news of an invasion.
    In the Pelopennese the lords of the Pelopennese refuse to swear to Viti, stating that it was Giovanni they followed. They do not, however, swear to Roscol and become neutral instead.
    • Aegina: Geragio Doro arrives back on Aegina, placed there for safety. The guard is being rebuilt in case of another attack such as the one that took Aegina in the first place.
    • Athens: Frederico Doro, seeing an opportunity to eliminate the King of Negroponte, leads an army of Aegineans and Atticans to Negropont.
    • Corfu: The Corfiots hold down, aware that enemy forces from the west could land at any moment while the Venetian merchants launch a raid upon the Napolitan forces on the far island. The Battle of Othonoi Island ends in a decisive victory for the Roscol forces, obliterating all the forces sent to seize the island.
    • Epirus: Christofo launches an assault on Saranda to try to secure the final Pieromo territory in Epirus. The 3rd Battle of Saranda ends indecisively.
    • Kaffa: Viktor starts to work on reuniting Kaffa. However, people continue to resist as Grisigon still lives.
    • Naxos: Naxian forces, supported by the Knight of St John, muster a force and head south to seize the eastern coast of Candia. They meet the Candian forces on the coast and the ensuing Battle of Sitia ends with the Candians retreating and the settlement and east coast turning over to Naxos.
    • Negroponte: Negropont arms up hoping to repel the King. Meanwhile, the King of Negroponte declares that he will stay loyal to the Pieromo cause. He continues to march on Negroponte but meets the army of Frederico Doro outside the city. The Battle of Negroponte is close. However, the victory goes to Frederico in the end. Despite the victory the King of Negroponte flees and escapes, making his way across to the Pelopennese territories.
  • Korea: (Vassal) Seeing China's inactivity as a silent note of approval, Korea begins to slowly move to purge Chinese influence from their land, although not too fast. The Korean Navy is built up to counter the pirate threat, and government-approved civilian militias are formed to combat any pirates who dare come on shore. Taejong begins the First Reforms of Taejong, clearing out corruption in the royal court as well as in the education system. New laws are put in place to slowly abolish the slave trade, as well as implement simple merit system. Of course, peasants still cannot reach high office. However, many see these events as a sign that things are changing for the better.
    • Japan (Hosokawa Clan) Dip: Due to the last year's ambassador being unable to reach Korea another one is sent to ensure peace between Korea and Japan even though the Japanese pirates, which are NOT affiliated with the Japanese daimyos except maybe the Ashikaga clan due to them using Pirates to attack Ming ships. 
    • Korean Diplomacy: We understand your plight and hope that perhaps we can open up a dialogue, and maybe an economic treaty.
    • Japan (Hosokawa-Kono Clan) Diplomacy: That idea is welcomed, although there would be some problems which have been caused by the shogun and, through his fault, the civil war. 
    • Korea is still under Scan's control, Pita has not signed up nor asked permission to post as Korea.
  • 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 Haska. More beer is fermented and it becomes a popular drink for the nomads. As we increase in population, we slowly target our expansion northward. We expand 10 px to the North. We continue our fight and we raise more soldiers. More muskets are built to defend against the Yuan.
  • Oirats D to China: We ask China to send an army against the Mongol Khanate as it has been slowly beating us.
  • Oirats D to Tibet: We give Tibet permission to use the silk road in exchange for weapons and supplies.
  • 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 Shogun gets assassinated by his own troop one day while making a speech to the public. With the lost of the Shogun, his son Matsuoka become the next Shogun at age 19. As the new Shogun Matsuoka demands for war to stop. The Shogun makes a treaty to try to stop a bloody war from happening. He writes in the traty how he will repay for all the damages done to the other states. Our state will provide goods to the other states destroyed by the past wars.
  • The United Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia: After the union of Wallachia and Moldavia there is much work to be done. Roads are constructed to link the two nations, and taxes standardized. The Bank of the Olt is renamed to The Bank of the Danube, and now serves Moldavia. The small workshops and watermills scattered across the country grow slowly, and several more spring up especially in Moldavia. Mining flourishes in Wallachia, and begins to expand into Moldavia also. Foundries begin to be constructed in Constanta and Cetatea Alba. Constanta, the largest port in Wallachia, is developed, and small scale workshops and business are built around it. In Sulina a shipyard is under construction, and the foundry there produces 40% of the nations iron from raw ore. Gunpowder weapons are continually researched, and minor head way has been made in the mixture best for firearms and cannons. Also after receiving an invitation into the Eastern League the prince deliberates for some time, finally deciding to offer a counter proposal: We will join with the caveat, that during offensive wars we will send only military aid, as we are wary of an Ottoman attack, and do not wish to be weakened if one comes. Otherwise we will declare war and honor the alliance.
  • Knights of St John: The Knights Hospitaller disapprove of a "crusader state" [Cyprus] allying with a dominantly Muslim nation [Mamluks]. The Order claims that Cyprus is not a true crusader/Catholic island, in that they don't even prove their faith to the Pope and to God. The Knights Hospitaller build palisade walls and trenches around the stronghold and capital of Rhodes. We increase our military once more. We send all the troops at Famagusta, as well as the troops in Valetta, Tekke, and the troops in Rhodes to attack Cyprus. (I NEED SOMEONE TO DO THE ALGO) More soldiers are sent to the Venetian Civil war. The elite Knights Hospitaller are proving to achieve great success against the rebels. With vigorous training the knights are able to easily cut through the Venetian rebels. With the increased trade ships being built, the Order starts to see our economy greatly improving, of course due to the fact that Andrea Orsi of Ferrara is doing an excellent job in his new position.
    • Tekke (Vassal of the Knights of St John)The naval fort in Valetta, being governed by Rodrigo Torez, has become a grand trading hub, and one of the most populated forts and towns in the region. With a large boom of Christians coming to the area, the region announces its new religion with high hopes. Tekke sends some Royal Knights (Old/Veteran knights whom have accomplished something significant during their service on the battlefield) are sent to the Vatican to provide as a bodyguard for the Pope whom they serve. A palisade wall and trench is built around Valetta's outskirts. Heavy cannons are now aligned by the sea facing wall of the fort. This is costing a pretty penny, which the Knights of St John will take directly from their internal funds. Recruit numbers slowly rise as the Christian population grows. Sends re-inforcements to Famagusta to attack Cyprus.
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: The Knights Hospitaller ask if the Kingdom of Naples would send spare troops to Famagusta. The Order is also sending a small sum of gold to the Kingdom of Castile, for the newly announced alliance and protectorate status. Requests military assistance from the Byzantine Empire to support our attack in Cyprus.
      • Naples Diplomacy: Andrea Orsi, new personal advisor of King Ladislaus I, send a message to the Order, apologizes and announces that sending troops is not possible at this time.
  • 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
  • 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.
    • Lorraine: Military and economy are built up.
    • Berry: Military and economy are built up.
    • Bourbon: Military and economy are built up.
    • Auvergne: Military and Economy are built up
    • Forez: Military and economy are built up
  • UNC: Rebuilding continues as the military improves. The rebuilding boosts the UNC infrastructure. As the UNC picks up the pieces from the war, it works on improving relations with Holstein, which has been under the UNC power bloc for a while now. The deals with Munster are accepted.
  • Castile: The Castilian economy continues a larger process of pulling in more money through trade. The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to convert 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 nobility begins to adapt toward a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move toward 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 Kingdom's 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 the 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. Castile offers to make the Knights of St John an autonomous protectorate looking to use their nation as a trade base, as well as a military outpost
    • 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.
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: The Knights Hospitaller accept. We will gladly become Castile's protectorate state.
  • Oman: With the constant landscape of the peninsula changing, we ask the Mamluks for an alliance. We begin to grow our military for protection. We expand 500 px north along the coast of the Persian gulf
  • Kingdom of Georgia: Georgian traders bring word of a new Russian polearm, the bardiche, that might be greatly interesting to the Jarishuri. After a few months of field-testing a few samples discreetly acquired from the Ukraine, the Jarishuri concludes that the short but powerful weapon is well-suited to the close-quarters fighting expected of Georgian infantry; accordingly, King Giorgi offers to buy up to 2000 of these new bardiches from the Grand Duchy of Muscovy. The remainder of the Jarishuri infantry will be armed with domestically-produced halberds, inspired by its trade contacts with Western Europe; Georgian foundries are expanded to handle the increase in production, expanding Georgia's military potential. The birth of another child is celebrated in Tbliisi - this child is a son, and survives his first year of life without major trouble. Additionally, Georgia begins vassalizing the state of Dido; the royal bureaucracy estimates the successful integration of the country will take between three and five years, assuming negotiations encounter no problems.
    • Georgian Diplomacy: Georgia congratulates the Kingdom of Wallachia on its successful reunion with Moldavia, and sends it a trade and defensive alliance request. The Jochid Ulus also receives a proposition from King Giorgi: Georgia will concede that Circassia falls within the Horde's suzerainty in exchange for uncontested dominion over Ossetia and Dido. The messenger delivering this request also hints that - if this arrangement were accepted - the Kingdom of Georgia would be willing to discuss a solution to the Alan problem behind closed doors. Finally, the Georgian delegation requests a response from the Roman Empire and the Kingdom of Armenia to its proposals at the Council of Batumi; while discussions are ongoing, the Catholicos of Georgia hints that the Caucasian Orthodox churches will need to unite sooner rather than later if the Christian mission is to be fulfilled. (Mod response needed for Armenia)
  • Kingdom of Cuzco: We slow our rapid expansion, and instead focus on road work, agriculture and training our soldiers. Raiding parties are sent into the Aymara territory to weaken them.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire's navy continues to patrol the Aegean in the absence of proper Venetian patrolling due to the civil war. Trade continues to increase due to the Black Sea Triangle and Famagusta. The war between the Mamluks and the Ottomans further causes the Empire to prepare its military in the event that it be dragged into a conflict that it does not want to be in. The minting of gold coins resumes following the peace that occurred in Russia and the Golden Horde as well as further trade links with Castile and Naples. Grisigon is captured by the Roman Navy as his ship tries to sail between the Bosporus, and he is held under house arrest in Galata. The city of Constantinople has since nearly doubled in size since the blockade of the Ottomans has ended, and numbers nearly 100,000 inhabitants. The city's architectural wonders are mostly restored at this point, with the Golden Gate being restored as the main entrance to the city. The Hagia Sophia is also mostly restored as the head of the Orthodox church, and the Great Palace of the Emperors is not completely restored but has since been renovated so it does not collapse into ruin. The same is for the Hippodrome, but a lack of interest in horse racing means it sees little use. The resident gunsmith at Constantinople is given permission to construct a foundry in order to forge cannon for the Empire. The Empire sends some military support to the Hospitallers in their efforts in Cyprus, but insists that should they be successful, the abolition the unfair practice of serfdom toward the Greek population.
    • Theodoro: The nation continues to train its levies in the event that war breaks out again between the Russian states and the Golden Horde or if the Venetian civil war finds its way to the Crimean peninsula. Trade continues with the respective nations, and now that the wars are mostly over, the renovations in the capital of Doros are completed. Stephen of Theodoro keeps his self-proclaimed title of "Protector of the Crimea," but has little interaction with the Venetian states there other than co-operating to hunt down the hated Genoese rebels.
  • Japan (Hosokawa-Kono Clan): The Clan's leader Katashi, Kampaku of the Emperor and one of the most influential men in Japan decides that due to the Ashikaga clan's ways and the delayment of accepting the mild treaty he will prepare an alliance. Ambassadors are sent to multiple southern daimyos including Hatekeyama, Toki and Shiba which have been attacked by the Shogun in order to unite them temporarily to bring back peace to Japan (need mod response to see how the clans respond) . He focuses the clans onto the military, building katanas, armour and ships.
    • 'Mod Diplomacy: Fearing more aggression, the Hatekeyama, Toki and Shiba daimyos agree to align with Hosokawa-Kono.
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: using the large influence within the netherlands, Engelburt begins strengthening the ties with his allies, and proposes a common council of the Netherlands to decide on joint policies separate from the HRE. The preaching of Johann increases as he publicly condemns the church for its flaws and for the corruption which plagues the church. His works begin to circle within the University of Brussel and the University of Amsterdam. Efforts to relieve the areas damaged by the floods begins and reconstruction begins as does efforts to improve the protection of the area against floods. Trade continues as does banking. Channel systems are placed under construction to ease future floods. With the hope of discovering a way to the vast riches of the east and to further the area of Dutch trade Engelburt proposes a joint expedition south along the coast of Africa to the Castilian and to the English crowns with Dutch money backing the expedition. (OTL Portuguese exploration began in 1415. I only really want to start exploring the African coastline, not establish colonies.) Military expansion continues as the arquebus is produced in larger quantities and proves far superior to the hand cannon. The idea to make one in every four men within the General Estates army carry a firearm with the rest carrying either a pike or a sword is put forward and approved (based on the Hungarian tactics OTL during the mid 1400s against the Ottomans.) More cannons are produced and their importance in future wars is greatly noticed by the generals of the General Estates. Brussels, the seat of power of the General Estates, continues to break away from the HRE politically while still remaining a part of it for the time being. Ties with Castile, Prussia, England, and France continue to grow. 
    • Albion D: England agrees to a joint expedition with Holland, citing the vast size of the English Navy as a great asset to exploration. The Crown hopes this will possibly open avenues of trade and vast wealth for the Crown of Albion.
    • Castilian D: We agree and also wish to purchase the arquebus.
      • Munster Diplomacy: Several Munsterian vessels ask to accompany the main English fleet, as we are a member of Albion.
    • B-H-H: We thank the Albion eagerness for the proposal and we also suggest an ambitious idea of merging the Dutch trade groups with the Crown Merchants to create the North Sea Merchants guild to facilitate and control trade in the North Sea and its surrounding areas.
    • H-B-L Dip: We ask to purchase 100 arquebuses (arquebi?).
  • Chiribaya: We begin to build more fortifications in our territory.
  • Munster: Rumors continue about the Dragon Fleet from Hell. However, many discredit them now and see them as impossible as nothing had happened over the past year. Gradually trade continues to the southern Europe, albeit slowed for now. The King hands his son control over Westmeath as he is to become the new King someday. Trade continues with the Icelandic settlement, mostly from the Erie Merchant Company, as little comes from the desolate isle, and some leave the settlement back for Ireland, but at the end of the year, a makeshift dock and trading facility is completed, bolstering the population minorly. We ask the UNC to recognize the settlement. OOC: Note, that this is not part of Munster, just a VERY SMALL (50 or so people) settlement of Irishmen dependent on trade with Munster. Farming reforms continue, with the majority of the Kingdom having adopted the new reforms by now, raising food production. Most towns of Munster are connected via road, and a road is extended into southern coastal Mayo, and many clansmen of the area are attracted by it and settlements spring up alongside it. In this way, we expand into southern coastal Mayo. Much of Munster is happy as the first Western Pope, Ian is from Munster. Though not all of Munster is Western Catholic, many are, and conversions to the true Church continue, with the epicenter being at the Rock of Cashel, in Tipperary, the center of Western Catholicism in Munster. Some missionaries go into the clans of Mayo, further spreading Munsterian culture amongst the clansmen, and the bravest go to England. Military reforms continue, as Munster could be under threat from Roman Catholic nations who are looking to extinguish this new branch of Catholicism. Trade continues in northern regions, and many who once traded in other locations, sail to the north German coast, and areas controlled by the UNC, as trade relations with them have begun, and due to England's efforts to eclipse the Hanseatic League. Whiskey continues to be a popular export.
  • Navajo: Centralization, military upgrade and influence over the Pueblo continue. The income from Kim flows from the Colorado River to here and we save it in order to build a military academy in order to teach and train the Iron Army. The Iron Army shouldn't only be fighters, but also scholars, knowing the natural world will help soldiers apply this knowledge to the best fighting strategies and tactics. 
    • Kim: Centralization and military development/expansion continue. The scholars who came from various tribes to go to the Kim Academy now integrate and become a permanent part of the population. With various ideas and languages floating around we decide to make one unified language and we build the Kimite Language Academy from the previous stored money. 
  • Tibet: The Gongma continues to centralize Lhasa and starts the construction of a city wall. Tibet sets up a trading post in the 200 sq mi of Nepal. The Gongma decides to start construction of a road from Lhasa to Seng-ge-gTsang-po Kha-'bab (Sênggêzangbo in Chinese) in the far west of the country (should be done in ten years). Once complete it will take 32 hrs by horse from Lhasa to Seng-ge-gTsang-po Kha-'bab. The Gongma continues  to encourage agriculture and commerce. Tibet continues to influence Nepal. The Gongma strengthens the military. Tibet begins to send trade caravans to Bengal through Koch. (Is that allowed?). Tibet begins vassalizing the already Buddhist nation of Nepal (four years? Mods?). 
  • 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 our vassal states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, Burgau, Patria del Friuli, Chur, and Württemberg. We begin influencing the Electorate of the Palatinate, Dettingen and Burggrafshaft. 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. We ask for an alliance with the Knights Hospitaller to improve relations among Christian nations in the Middle East and protect the reaches of Christianity.
    • Knights of St John: We accept your offer of an alliance, and hope that it will benefit us both.
    • Bavarian Dip: Heinirch XVI accepts your alliance and notes that it will greatly benefit relations between our countries and prevent a pointless war such as that of 1414 from happening again.
  • Ottoman Empire: Sultan Mehmed I succumbs to his illness. His son Murad becomes the new Sultan. He follows in his fathers footsteps and continues the war on the Mesopotamians for the Empire's rightful control of the Black Sheep (mods: algorithm, please?). The navy and military are improved to prepare for further attacks. Vassalization efforts are finished in Dulkadir and Erzincan, and troop numbers are increased in the territories. The war, plus the recent conflicts in Venice that the sultan learns about, further complicates any further talks to establish a new Roman-Venetian pact. He sends letters to the two nations, telling their leaders they can secure a peace agreement after these conflicts are dealt with.
  • 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 Four), 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 Seven). 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 five 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. The merchants that continually travel between Kohm, Aoch and Ava begin to allow for some of the populations of those nations to begin to convert to Islam.
    • 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 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 accepts the proposal of the Order, but instead of residing in Ferrara, he accepts the post of advisor in the court of King Ladislaus, offered by the king himself.
    • 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 annexed into 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. Dukagjini is incorporated into Zeta. Vassalization of Croia starts.
    • Vatican City: The Pope continues the campaign of evangelization in the lands of the Balkans. Missionaries continue to be sent to support the Order of St John, and a special group of these is working in North Africa, especially in Tunisia, where they try to recover the core of Christians. Ladislaus I, known as the "magnanimous patron" orders his artists and builders present their ideas to create a palace dedicated to God. The Pope gives his blessings to clean the heresy in Cyprus: "Burn them all!!!!!!".
    • Provence: The reform the administration continue, adapting the Neapolitan model who has had so much success. Improves economy through trade, and manufacturing cloth. The military camp is also improved, adding new equipment and Italian military ideas. Influence in Britain continues as in the previous government.
    • Anjou: As in Provence, the Duchy transformation is performed. The economy and military improve.
    • Alencon: The economy and military improve.
    • Narbonne: The economy and military improve.
    • Vendome: The economy and military improve.
  • 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. 
  • 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 three large carracks being finished, and by 1421 a trade route is put in place. Such important places in the trade route include Rome, Athens, Constantinople, and Gibraltar. Within a decade, Heinrich hopes to extend the routes to the north of Europe, starting with petitioning the Kings of England, France and Brittany to allow the construction of Bavarian trade houses near ports or docks. The planned market center in Landshut continues to be developed. Heinrich XVI allocates power to his councillors in figuring out a new church or any new Western church to join. In dynastic news, Heinrich XVI observes how most of the Pfalz nobility supports an independent, non-Bavarian state. However, the Grand Duke begins establishing relations with the few noblemen who do support him.
    • Munchen: The main campus of Queen Isabell University is completed, and the beginning courses include French, Latin, English, and Greek as well as theology, clergy training, and mathematics being taught. By 1421, the total class amounts to about 900 people. 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.
  • Trier: We upgrade our military and economy. We influence the states around us.
  • Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications made. They also increase trading with each other
  • Cahokian Civilisation: The external threats facing the Cahokian Civilisation continue to persist, with certain tribal states to the north and west being kept under a very watchful eye. Cahokia continues to stand as the political centre over four civilizations: The Cahokian Civilisation, Moundville Civilisation, Etowah Civilisation, and Parkin Civilisation. With the Cahokian elite further mixing and dispersing among the Cahokian vassals. This mixing brings Cahokia and its vassals even closer together, and strengthens ties further. Great Alligator remains Chief of the Mississippian Civilisations. The House of Birdman starts to make a recovery. With Birdman pressing harder for a United Kingdoms of Mississippia made up of four kingdoms created from the current four Cahokian civilisations. The greatly expanded political elite begin to further support this idea, but still trails behind the status quo supported by Great Alligator by a great distance. The ‘Epic Flying Serpent Mound’ continues to draw 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 110,000 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 even more efficient iron weaponry and armor. The Cahokian warriors now being in named ‘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 three 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.
    • Moundville Civilisation: Trade between the Cahokian Civilisation and Moundville Civilisation stays at the highest possible rate. Trade continues to be focused on improving Moundville. The traders of the Cahokian elite continue to work co-operatively with Moundville to improve the supply of resources for both groups. The trading of Cahokia’s food surplus to the Moundville Civilisation prevents any chance of stagnation. The monthly waste removal ritual found within Cahokia continues to be used in Moundvillian lands. The water supply canal systems within the Cahokian Civilisation are further replicated in Moundvillian lands. Medicine men continue to arrive from Cahokia; becoming more spread throughout the Moundvillian Civilisation. The Moundville Civilisation expands by 20,000 sq km down the Florida coastline.
    • Etowah Civilisation: Etowah continues to be given the most current weapons, armor, and technology the Cahokian Civilisation has. Continuing the catch up of the Etowah Civilisation to the Cahokian Civilisation, this is expected to be completed within the next three 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 continues to be used in Etowah lands. The water supply canal systems within the Cahokian Civilisation are further replicated in Etowah lands. Medicine men continue to arrive from Cahokia; becoming more spread throughout the Etowah Civilisation.
    • Parkin Civilisation: Parkin continues to be given the most current weapons, armor, and technology the Cahokian Civilisation has. Continuing the catch up of the Parkin Civilisation to the Cahokian Civilisation, this is expected to be completed within the next three 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 continues to be used in Parkin lands. The water supply canal systems within the Cahokian Civilisation are further replicated in Parkin lands. Medicine men continue to arrive from Cahokia; becoming more spread throughout the Parkin Civilisation.
    • You are moving way too fast.
  • Aragon and Sardinia expand military and infrastructure. Sardinia and Aragon continue to be merged. Christianity continues to be spread in Cyrenaica.
  • 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, the vasalization of d'Asti and Montferrat is complete. d'Asti expands his military, and his economy. Montferrat expands his military and his economy.
  • Oyo Empire: Construction of the nlanla continues in Oyo, with the hull of the ship completed. Already an imposing sight, many nobles venture to Lagos to view the vessel themselves as a sign of support to the ship's construction and the city's growth as a major port. Oyo continues to expand by 10,000 km along the coasts, bringing evermore converts into the fold. The church sends many missionaries training in the capital to begin preaching of the Catholic faith before the lands are brought under Oyo control. In doing so, it is expected that the Church will be able to better integrate the natives into the Oyo flock, and minimize any issues that may arise from a larger foreign culture appearing out of nowhere. The industrial power of Oyo continues to rise, employing ever more Oyo and increasing their lot in life in clean cities and towns. Alaafin Oranyan's health begins to fail, thus feeling his energy weakening, he appoint's his son Akintude as regent while he recoops. Many priests arrive to the Imperial Palace to see him taken care of on the orders of his son.

1422

Several Tamil nobles rebel in both South and North Vijayanagara, demanding the reunification of the two nations and the Muslim rulership to end. They have widespread popular support, and mobs soon surround Timurid governing palaces. 

First off, There are no Tamils in Vijayanagara (I think). Second off, Dean, let them be independent. Jbwncster (talk) 00:52, February 23, 2014 (UTC)
LOL - finally something we can agree on -Nova 01:23, February 23, 2014 (UTC)
The three of us LOL.

The remnants of the San Agustín culture are finally assimilated, spreading the Quimbaya confederation across the Cauca river. As one of the Three Chieftains dies heirless mysteriously, the Confederation begins to centralise.

The Motilones in OTL Cúcuta begin to be heavily influenced by Quimbaya development. Threatened by the strong western Colombian force, they themselves begin centralising, establishing widespread control over much of OTL North Santander in eastern Colombia.

  • Sine's seal of approval. LOL .

The Tutul Xiu in the Yucatán unite their feudal clans’ appanages into a centralised feudal monarchy controlling the western third of Maya city-state territory in the Yucatán.

The Wenro’s warlike chieftains are defeated in battle by a pro-Iroquoian group. The Wenro join the Confederation. Wyandot tribes face rising interest in this confederation forming.

The Bachwezi Dynasty in the Great Lakes Region begins to centralise the Empire of Kitara in OTL Uganda and northern Rwanda.

Burghers in Great Zimbawe take control of the trading posts in the coast, displacing the Arab traders that used to have dominance. The gold trade becomes more African-dominated.

Novgorodian traders complain to the veche, feeling increasingly under the Muscovite heel of this “Eastern Alliance”. Large pressure begins to be exerted on the Veche to cancel this alliance.

Protests begin in the mostly Assyrian North Mesopotamia, with the Assyrians wanting their own Christian kingdom as they have seen the success of independent, Christian Armenia and Georgia.

A small skirmish occurs in the Prussia-Novgorod border between Prussian soldiers and Novgorodian peasants.

  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: The alliance with the rest of the Netherlands grow stronger as the B-H-H forces prove the strongest in the region and Engelburt offers to support the development of the militaries of the other states. Military reforms along the proposed lines begin with a steady line of firearms coming out of Hainaut and Brabant. Karl van Nassau's formal education begins as he is of an age deemed sutible for education by Engelburt. His main tutor is a follower of Johann's papers which hints the general sympathies of the General Estates and of Engelburt himself. The ruling and economic elites of the Estates continue to prefer trade, banking and artisan production over traditional agrarian economics praticed in the rest of the HRE as it is much more sutable for the lands, and mentality of region. Expansion of the navy continues as development of smaller, studier and more sea worthy vessels become priority for shipwrights, along with increasing the capacity to carry cannons. With the English agreeing to the joint venture of exploration for a more direct route to the riches of Asia and the riches of Africa, Engelburt proposes a joint expedition to begin next year leaving the port of Amsterdam and heading south along the West African coast. Trade increases in the north and in the Med Sea. The supporters of Johann begin the so-called Reformation League and begin making demands for changes in the church within the General Estates and throughout the Lowlands, this creates friction with the supporters of the Catholic church. The Reformists are backed by many of the Dutch and Wallon Estates. Distancing from the Holy Roman Empire continious. The courts of Brussel and Amsterdam continious to support artists and inventors. Johann Reformists request entry into France Burgundy, Flanders and the West HRE States to spread the word of Reform.
    • H-B-L Dip: We ask to purchase 100 arquebuses.
    • B-H-H Dip: The General Estates agree. On another note, Reformist supporters request access to Hamburg to spread the works of Johann. 
    • H-B-L: Holland's reformists are allowed into Hamburg as a sign of good faith.
    • Albion Dip: We requests purchase of arqbusiers. We agree to forming a trade league to help further English trade from the Crown Trading Company. We propose the North Sea Trade Union, to comprise of Albion, Holland and the UNC, in part to wrestle more trade from the declining Hansetic League.
    • B-H-H Dip: We sell several arqubuses to the English. We also propose it be called the North Sea Trade League so to avoid confusion of it being known as a union.
  • 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 continue building their economy and continues building of the new national army.
    • Reformist supporters request access to Prussia to help preach and distribute the works of Johann.
  • Tibet: The vassalization of Nepal continues. The centralization of the government in Lhasa has finished. The Gongma continues to fortify the capital. Tibetan defenses are expanded. The Gongma also recognizes Bön as another offical religion of Tibet. (will take years for people to accept and not persecute them). The Gongma also recognizes the Abbot of Menri Monastery, Gyalwa Nyipa Nyammed Sherab Gyaltsen, as the official leader of the Bön and bestows the title of Rinpoche (precious one) on all future Bön leaders. Tibet expands 200 sq mi into the Shan States and sets up a trading company and post, The Royal Tibetan Trading Company. Also, the Gongma wishes to take a bride. 
  • Domination of Draka: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues. Draka turns 23. The military is built up, we work on the economy. Draka continues several new fleets continue consutrction in the Timurid harbors. The nation of Venad continues to convert to Islam, as does Jaffna. We influence Bahamani (Year Two). We offer alliances to Bahamani and Andrha, promising them non-aggression pacts. Will add more later. We declare neutrality in the Malmuk-Ottoman War, stating that we have a NAP with Ottomans and an alliance with Malmuks.
    • 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 continue to convert to Islam.
    • 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 continues of a navy. People continue to convert to Islam.
    • Kingdom of Iran: We work on the economy.
    • Kingdom of Gilan:  We work on the economy.
    • Kingdom of Khursan: We work on the economy.
  • Knights of St John: In Bodrum more artillery is purchased. Our Order's military continues to expand. Hand cannons and guns are once again tried to be fitted into the Order's military, but once again it is swiftly cast aside for the new arbalest crossbow. With longer range and faster reloading time, the crossbow will allow the dead eye Crusaders to meet their enemy with a few bolts inside them. Philibert de Naillac the previous Grandmaster was killed in the battle for Cyprus with his young nephew of only 20 years takes his place, Vittorio de Luca. Cyprus, which was successfully won in the battle for control of the crusader island, had a loss of 25% of its population. The Pope gave the right to the knights to burn and kill the heretics that helped and allied with a Muslim nation [Mamluks]. Cyprus begins to build a medium sized port-city, called Naillac after the old Grandmaster, in hopes that the actual survivors of the battle will come there for refuge to convert to the Knights Hospitaller. The Order of St John is sending over economic support and supplies, as well as military assistance to the Roman Empire in the annexing and invasion of Achaea/Pylos. Relations with the Kingdom of Naples is strengthened, as well as the Austrian Empire. The Knights Hospitaller focus on increasing recruit numbers on the island of Cyprus, and to our surprise many knights, clouded by the old and false grandmaster whom of which aligned with Muslims, came to rejoin the Knights Hospitaller, under the true guidance of the Pope in the Vatican. A moderately sized group of knights are sailed over to Castile to guard the King. The fortifications in Rhodes are finally finished. A navy is underway as many new shipyards are constructed. A small number of trade and merchant ships are finished at the city of Bodrum. The Royal Knights, sent to the Vatican as guards to the Pope, start to learn how to effectively used guns being taught by the italians.
    • Tekke (Vassal of the Knights of St John)The fort/city of Valetta is being renamed to Castio de Torez. The amount of recruits in the region of Tekke is doubled with the booming population of Chirstians in the area. Castio de Torez is fitted with heavy artillery in the main towers of the gatehouse. Castio de Torez sends reinforcements to the Roman Empire in their invasion of Achaea/Pylos. A small navy is also underway to rule the eastern part of the Med. Sea. 
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: Trade rights are requested from the Kingdom of Georgia. Military access is asked from the Kingdom of Aragon to build a small base in Malta. Military access is asked from the Mamluks to build a small trading/naval base near Antioch.
      • Naples Dip: The Pope gives his blessings to Vittorio de Luca. The king Ladislaus I, ask for a special group of Knights, to form his new group of bodyguards. (Malta is owned by Sicily, BTW)
      • Knights of St John diplomacy: We shall send him 200 Royal Knights, although the amount of Royals is dwindling. (Who owns Sicily, then?)
      • Naples Dip: Andrea Orsi sends a thanks letter in name of the King. (Another player)
      • Georgian Response: The Kingdom of Georgia accepts the trade request from the Knights of St John. Additionally, in light of the Cypriots' support of the Mamluks, Georgia offers basing rights and supplies to the Knights of St John for the duration of its war with Cyprus; in return, it requests that the Knights return the favor at a later date.
  • Hamburg-Brunswick-Lüneburg: influence of Saxe-Lauenburg continues (Turn Two). The port and shipbuilding facility upgrades are completed, allowing Hamburg to accommodate scores of ships of all type. Hamburg hears of the planned Anglo-Dutch expedition down to Africa. Some, with the HTSC being their largest supporter, push for the government to tag along, citing economic opportunities. Finally, an envoy is sent, offering any help England or Holland needs. The arquebuses bought from Holland are studied and compared to the hand cannons of Hamburg's army. In every aspect they prove superior. Local blacksmiths are ordered to duplicate the technology, but some see them as too untested. Prince William begins looking for a wife.
    • Actually, no. According to the size rules that I have already explained in past turns, since Saxe-Lauenburg is about one-third of your size, it will take 16 years or so to fully vassalize them.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 07:16, February 23, 2014 (UTC)
    • Thanks for the clarification.
  • 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, the vasalization of d'Asti and Montferrat are complete. d'Asti expands his military, and his economy. Montferrat expands his military and his economy.
  • Inability to follow grammar is bad.
  • The Jochid Ulus' coronation of Khan Temür-Hachiun I occurs this year, a few days after what was expected. The Khan is crowned in an extremely elaborate ceremony that contains not only normal Jochid coronation ceremonies but also local new developments imagined by both burghers and local nobles. The coronation brings a boost to the Jochid economy, as does the optimal agricultural produce of Ukraine, the Volga river area and Kazakhstan. These territories continue to develop a demographic boom as Tatars and other peoples migrate to the area. The nation expands its colony in the Yamal by 5000 sq km, most notably in its northwestern edge. The Nenets people in the area continue to settle down and the logging and mining industries grow notably, leading to the growth of wealth in this far-northern area. The Ulus also continues to improve its infrastructure, as the cities are connected. These movements also begin to cause the spread of some ideas, most notably amongst them the Mastorava, which finds its way spread amongst several hundred traders across the Volga-Kama areas. The Mastorava's ideas are expanded upon in every region where it is found; the local beliefs of the people (in many cases, Christianity and Islam) are added upon in regional variations, and prached. The basics for modern Mastoravic beliefs are found all across these regional variations. Messages are sent to courts around the world seeking for a wife for the Khan; Christian courts are reminded in the letter that interfaith marriage is allowed under interpretation of Corinthians 7:12-14, which states "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his (believing) wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband". The handgonne arming of the army continues, with more officers being granted guns. The Jochid Ulus sends military support to the Ottoman Empire through civilian traders' ships going to Constantinople, and diverted to Smyrna instead. These ships continue to grow in size as the port of Sochi finally opens its harbours, and the fleet of the Ulus begins to be built. Diplomats are sent by the new Khan to the Rus' states, the Timurid Empire, the Ottoman Empire, Scandinavia and the Byzantine Empire, seeking better relations with the nearby nations.
    • The Principality of Great Perm expands its military and economy. More churches are built in Kolvavkvar to expel Islamic influences. Cherdyn begins to be expanded as a city, to once again grow larger than Kolvavkvar. The Mastorava finds its way with Komis, who expand her much like in the Ulus itself. Permic merchants also continue to secretly continue teaching the Komi language in the east of Novgorod, without knowledge of the Permic government.
    • The Principality of Adyghea expands by 2000 sq km throughout Circassian borders, as more tribes swear fealty. The fortified plazas in the Caucasus continue to grow, as does Maykop, boosting the economy. The military is also improved, as troops are trained. The Adyghe send a diplomat to Sarai to congratulate the Ulus' new Khan.
  • Korea: (Chinese vassal) The Korean government's confidence grows as China continues to remain silent on the issue of making Korea more independent. The Reforms continue, although critics point out the many flaws in the merit system such as the still-rampant corruption and bribery. However, the Emperor Taejong declares the Reforms to be a success so far, and declares that they will continue for at least another two years. The purging of Chinese influence from Korea continues, with thoughts going into creating a Korean written language as well as a secret economic treaty/non-aggression pact with Japan. Emperor Taejong dies in his sleep, leaving the crown to his son, Emperor Sejong. King Sejong revolutionizes government by appointing people throughout different social classes to civil servants, further reforming the civil service. Furthermore, he begins to perform official government events according to Confucianism, and he encourages people to behave according to Confucianism. As a result, Confucianism begins to become social norm. The campaign against the pirates continues, although the attacks have grown less and less frequent due to the works of the civilian militia as well as the Korean navy. The military continues to be improved, with suggestions being made to start a whole new volunteer army. Military technology continues to advance, including cannons and different types of gunpowder.
    • Japan (Hosokawa-Kono Clan): After the successful economic treaty, the Kampaku Hosokawa Katashi pleads to the Sejong to help him eradicate the root of the problem, the Ashikaga Shogunate. He therefore asks for Korean help regarding artillery and simillar gunpowder-based weaponry. 
  • Kingdom of Georgia: Upon hearing the news that Assyrian nationalists have begun to protest in northern Mesopotamia, King Giorgi publicly voices his support for the protestors, stating that "all Christian peoples should have the right to worship their God as they please." When word of the ongoing Assyrian genocide reaches Tbliisi, a furious King Giorgi immediately mobilizes the entire Georgian army and declares war on Mesopotamia; the Georgian logistical train suffers due to the lack of preparation time, but the King will brook no delays. While there is some doubt as to whether the Ottomans or the Mamluks committed the atrocity, the Georgians decide that securing northern Mesopotamia will stop the slaughter regardless. The Georgian military expands as King Giorgi meets with a council of Georgian nobles - including the influential Princes of Imereti and Kakheti - to discuss the dispositions of those principalities' levies. Georgian emissaries continue negotiating with the chiefs of the state of Dido to accelerate that state's submission to Georgia (four turns to vassalization, if I've done my math right). In dynastic news, Georgia's Queen Tamar of Imereti gives birth to a daughter, Ketevan; unlike the last one, this child is pampered to the point of paranoia, with no expenses spared on her care, and joins her brother Prince Ilia in surviving her first year of infancy. With the birth (and subsequent betrothal) of Princess Ketevan, both sides of the Georgian-Armenian marriage are in place; beginning next year, the two nations plan to co-ordinate their policies in accordance with their dynastic union. with the dynastic union now in place, the Georgian call the Armenians into war against the Mamluks, as the first test of their marriage alliance. Perhaps as a result of the massacre of the Christian Assyrians (who are outside the purview of the Orthodox Church) impending union, the Armenian Apostolic Church - which has yet to take a stance on the Constantinople-approved resolutions at the Council of Batumi - comes under increased pressure to respond before the terms change. (Mods - I could really use a response for the Armenian Church on the Council of Batumi. I'm planning to start playing Armenia next turn, and would like Armenia's position to be mod-approved as opposed to me just rubber-stamping it.)
    • Georgian Diplomacy: The Georgian King sends another messenger to the Jochid Ulus, requesting a decision regarding his proposed split of the trans-Caucasian territories (Circassia to the Horde; Ossetia and Dido to Georgia), and offering a 20-year non-aggression pact should the Horde accept; the Georgian ambassador once again hints at a possible "solution to the Alan problem" that the Georgians would be willing to discuss privately if the Khan agrees to the first request. Georgian emissaries also arrive at the court of the Ottoman Empire, requesting military access through Ottoman lands and Georgian control of northern Mesopotamia should the Ottomans triumph; in return, they offer to join the Ottomans in a coalition against the Mamluks Georgian military support against the Mamluks.
    • Ottoman Dip: We agree to the coalition.
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: Trade rights are requested from the Kingdom of Georgia.
    • Jochid Diplomacy: The basic division is agreed upon by the Khan, and the Prince of Adyghea is forced to comply.
  • 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.
    • Lorraine: Military and economy are built up.
    • Berry: Military and economy are built up.
    • Bourbon: Military and economy are built up.
    • Auvergne: Military and economy are built up
    • Forez: Military and economy are built up
  • 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 start building a private school in Rostov. We will soon build private schools in Torzhok and Staraya Ladoga in the near future. We finished vassalissing Yaroslavl, and start the construction of a new private school. We ask Denmark for an alliance against our Rival Sweden. (Mod response, please).
    • Rostov: We completed the construction of the private school in Rostov. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
    • Yaroslavl: We start the construction of the private school in Yaroslavl. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
  • 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 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, sporadic exploration of the African const continues.
  • The Mamluk Sultanate finishes its war with the Ottomans as their capital at Bursa falls to an onslaught of the most modern use of gunpowder in the Muslim world. Both use of cannons and use of firearms assist the mixed units of Mamluks and footsoldiers finish the siege of the city. We ask the Ronans to join our war in exchange for Greece, and other lands. In order to finalize the war, the Sultan, al-Mansur, decides to call a conference of all regional powers to Baghdad. Among those invited include: the Greek Romans, the Domination, the Hospitallers, the Jochid Ulus, the Cypriots, and the Georgians. with the war in the final negotiation stages, and the success of recent guerrilla tactics (taken from the Ethiopian terror wars), the University of al-Islam in Damascus continues to expand its knowledge of wartime strategies. The continued reform of the Mamluk orders strengthens the power of the local Emirs, and ultimately the Sultan himself. al-Sumal expands 10,000 sq km, and Zanzibar and Mombasa, formerly in union, combine to form the Emirate of al-Swahili. Diplomatically, al-Mansur marries the heiress and Princess to the Hafsid Sultanate, and an alliance is put into place. As the war draws to a close, all states affiliated with the Burjis see an economic boom and a boost in Arab population.
    • Nubia finally manages to gain full control over the situation in the Christian regions. The terror attacks have stopped after an ultimatum issued late last year that threatened the nation of Ethiopia directly. Ifat expands 10,000 sq km, as do the Arabian states of Yemen and Mecca. 'Cicilia reaffirms their superiority over the contended vassal if Dulkadir as the Ottomans are defeated.
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: Military access is asked from the Mamluks to build a small trading/naval base near Antioch. Also, the Knights Hospitaller will send a delegate of the Order to Baghdad.
  • Mesopotamia defeats their Ottoman enemy, creating a massive shift in the regional balance of power, now only split between the Burji sultan and the Domination. Meanwhile, as the war is raging a task force leads the massacres of over 200,000 Assyrian Christians, and the official reports blame the attacks on a stray Ottoman army. The story is largely bought and the Iraqi Christian population effectively disappears. (Note: over 150,000 Christians were massacred by Timur, so in only 20 years, 350,000 Christians were killed). This was done in secret: nobody knows that we were behind it.
    • The algorithm isn't finished, you can't declare outstanding victory just yet. ChrisL123 (talk) 17:09, February 23, 2014 (UTC)
    • You're not killing more people than Timur did in 50 years in a single one through a task force while at war with the Ottomans, especially since they'd be fighting back and it's not the 1930s so effective genocide is impossible.
    • The whole post had to be crossed out. The algorithm that assured your victory was wrong in basic things and having an enormous bias for your own side.
  • County of Oldenburg: This year is a quiet one in Oldenburg. The serfs work the fields, the lords hold their annual manor feast, the seasons change. The OHG has a rather uneventful year with the Northern fleet returning safely and fair profits being made. Vassalisation of Osnabruck enters its fifth year. Even the Count's family can't make any news: there are no babies this year, and all the pre-existing ones remain alive. The only slightly  interesting tidbit is Count Dietrich's sister Louise going off to Hesse to marry Ludwig I. But that's not really that interesting, since the wedding doesn't take place in Oldenburg. For everyone, 1422 seems like a never-ending lazy summer day.
  • Majapahit: Sorry that I was absent for a couple of days, but now I have vacation and seas of time. In the uneventful five-year period nothing interesting happened. Trade expanded money was earned, more men were equipped with arquebuses and Tulang Bawang was further influenced. But Wikramadhana didn't give up his dream to unite Java, and preparations are made to invade Sunda a second time and finish them once and for all! Via Surrounding nation, Islam wins popularity in the Sumatran part of the empire. The king has to make a decision regarding this issue if he wins to be tolerant or if he wants to prosecute them. He decides to wait for now but soon a decision has to be made.
    • Arquebuses were western tech at this point.
    • OK, but what can I do with the gunpowder, or what does China do with it? Mr YOLO (talk) 17:40, February 23, 2014 (UTC)
  • 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 Haska. More beer is fermented and it becomes a popular drink for the nomads. As we increase in population, we slowly target our expansion northward. We expand 10 px to the North. We continue our fight and we raise more soldiers. More muskets are built to defend against the Yuan. We continue to fight and we retake Oskemen using firearms. We secretly send a mission of 100 cavalry to the second largest tribe in Mongol Khanate and asks them to rebel against the Mongol Khanate, which the Oirats would support (Mongol Khanate is still decentralized)
  • Oirats D to China: We ask China to send an army against the Mongol Khanate as it has been slowly beating us.
  • Oirats D to Tibet: We give Tibet permission to use the silk road in exchange for weapons and supplies.
  • Mayan Empire: We expand to the east coast, and establish towns along it. We continue to seize territory from the other tribes in the area, and are expanding at a slow, steady pace. The military is expanded to accomidate the growing expandsion. Economic build up begins.
  • 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. Due to the Hosokawa-Kono state aligning with other states, some ambassadors of ours go to the states to the north to ask for an alliance to stop the Hosokawa-Kono state from getting stronger. We send three ships to Ryukyu state to as the pirates if they want to be in an alliance and help us stop the Hosokawa-Kono state. We give the Ryukyu state 10,000 coins for them to use to build up their military. We ask the Ryukyu state to raid the Hosokawa-Kono state to make them weak so that we could kill them off. (Need mod response to see how the clans respond).
  • First of all, there is a slim chance of any state joining and Ryukyu especially, since they're not even Japanese. Also, you can't have 10,000 coins since you use Chinese imported coinage and another thing, even if you get Ryukyu, they can't possibly be powerful enough to raid me until you can "kill me off". -Sky
  • The Ming Dynasty is angered by the Shogunate's continued intolerant policies, meddling with Taiwan, Vietnam and Ming trade, attacking Ming traders in their (the Shogun's)  lands and persecuting the other daimyos. The Yongle Emperor in an uncharacteristic fit of rage declares that enough is enough and blockades the Shogun with the treasure fleet. Flying crows are mounted on the ships and face the shoreline with the threat of bombarding the coastal ports of the Shogun. In addition he turns his attention north to the Mongol Khanate asking them to cease the raids and warfare with the Oirats or face the Chinese military. Korea, Tainan, Haixi and Qara Del work on their militaries and prepare for war. The Ming Southern and Western Armies are given special training and are marched north.
    • Japan (Hosokawa-Kono Clan) Diplomacy: The Hosokawa-Kono Clan, representing the true Japan, offers the Ming Dynasty to get their revenge. They would only need to help us and our allies with our lack of gunpowder and artillery. 
    • The Ming Dynasty gives the Hosokawa Clan one hundred "flying crows" on hire to augment their military.
    • Japan (Ashikaga Clan) Dip: We ask if you can stop all of this crap now. I am not going to attack anyone and nobody is going to get hurt. Tell your ships to leave please. I want peace.
    • Japan (Hosokawa-Kono Clan) Dip: We plead to the Ming Dynasty to ignore the lies of the Ashikaga clan. The new young shogun's diplomatic abilities, or their lack have only added problems to the Ashikaga Clan. The former shogun has with his bloody wars and tolerating of pirates proven that he was unfit to rule. 
  • Munster: Rumors continue about the Dragon Fleet from Hell. However, many discredit them now and see them as impossible as nothing had happened over the past year. Gradually trade continues to the southern Europe, albeit slowed for now. The King hands his son control over Westmeath as he is to become the new King someday. Trade continues with the Icelandic settlement, mostly from the Erie Merchant Company, as little comes from the desolate isle, and some leave the settlement back for Ireland, but at the end of the year, a makeshift dock and trading facility is completed, bolstering the population minorly. We ask the UNC to recognize the settlement. OOC: Note, that this is not part of Munster, just a VERY SMALL (50 or so people) settlement of Irishmen dependent on trade with Munster. Farming reforms continue, with the majority of the Kingdom having adopted the new reforms by now, raising food production. Most towns of Munster are connected via road, and a road is extended into southern coastal Mayo, and many clansmen of the area are attracted by it and settlements spring up alongside it. In this way, we expand into southern coastal Mayo. Much of Munster is happy as the first Western Pope, Ian is from Munster. Though not all of Munster is Western Catholic, many are, and conversions to the true Church continue, with the epicenter being at the Rock of Cashel, in Tipperary, the center of Western Catholicism in Munster. Some missionaries go into the clans of Mayo, further spreading Munsterian culture amongst the clansmen, and the bravest go to England. Military reforms continue, as Munster could be under threat from Roman Catholic nations who are looking to extinguish this new branch of Catholicism. Trade continues in northern regions, and many who once traded in other locations, sail to the north German coast, and areas controlled by the UNC, as trade relations with them have begun, and due to England's efforts to eclipse the Hanseatic League. Whiskey continues to be a popular export. Several of our ships sail alongside the English and B-H-H as they go south to Africa. We begin to dismantle the Pale separating English Ireland and the rest of Ireland, as it once was a sign of separation and fear between our people. We ask England for permission, with King Thomas personally telling King Edward: "King Edward, let us tear down this wall!"
  • 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. The paper industry forging ahead, and also the making of looms, making this duchy in one of the most productive in northern Italy.
    • 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, and now the have the support of a group of bishops. (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 Genoa, a boom in production of luxury items occurs. Thanks to the advantages of commerce is obtained from Tunis, the Genoese economy restarts its golden age.
    • 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, and is recognized as the best European wine. 
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. Dairy cattle production increases, and in the same way the manufacture of better quality cheese, they begin to be exported to Italy and Byzantium. Vassalization of Croia continue.
    • Vatican City: Pope continue the campaign of evangelization in the lands of the Balkans. Missionaries continue to be sent to support the Order of St John, and a special group of these is working in North Africa, especially in Tunisia, where they try to recover the core of Christians. The Pope thakns the Order for the new bodyguards. Ladislaus I, known as the "magnanimous patrons" orders his artists and builders present their ideas to create a palace dedicated to God. The Pope condemns all those who come to the false churches that are being created in Europe, advises them to get away from the heretics, and receive God's love back into their hearts, while the new English Pope is excommunicated.
      • ​Western Church Dip: Pope Ian excommunicates the Pope from Rome stating that God's voice on Earth should not bow to no Earthly King, citing the Roman Pope's fealty to Naples. A true Catholic would not bow knee to any man on Earth. 
    • Provence: The reform the administration continue, adapting the Neapolitan model who has had so much success. Improves economy through trade, and manufacturing cloth. The military camp is also improved, adding new equipment and Italian military ideas. Influence in Britany continues as in the previous government.
    • Anjou: As in Provence, the Duchy transformation is performed. The economy and military improve.
    • Alencon: The economy and military improve.
    • Narbonne: The economy and military improve.
    • Vendome: The economy and military improve.
  • Castile: The Castilian economy continues a larger process of pulling in more money through trade. The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to convert 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 toward a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move toward 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 lords not complaining. Prince John of Castile, now 19, is ambushed by members of a powerful king sanctioned Muslim trade guild. Crown Prince John showing expert swordsmanship skills as well as with the manpower of St Johns knights, and the Royal guard kill the hired mercenaries with little issue. Following this John returns to the capital and has the entire Muslim trade guild killed and replaced with Traders of St Johns. John now with full support from his people and his father and the noblemen begins the process of transferring power from King Henry to Prince John. John, now of age, requests Portugal send their promised bride to John to now fully carry out the marriage between the two families.  The Kingdom's cities begin to be improved with somewhat better sanitation and the King hires architects to plan out a ewer 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. Castile begins a major process of researching the arquebus acquired and develops its own version which is used to replace the hand cannons. Castile sends 10,000 troops to St John and warns Cyprus against any demands against St John or Rome or risk Castile joining on the side of St John and Rome. However, Castile joins regardless when it looks as if they won't stand down
    • Granada:  The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir Dies and his Son now named the Emir begins to style the country as a Principality (Emirate means Principality) to be more neutral and friendly to its leige lord of Castile. The Emir, however, remains secretly Christian and begins hiring a Few Castilian Advisors who are wholly more competant than many of the Granadan advisors. 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 Country begins to show promising signs of real economic advancement. The population of true Castilians in the country begins to increase to rival the native Granadans as many of the Muslims have left the area due to the unfavorable atmosphere of the country.
    • 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 finally completely covering the islands begins to send moderately sized fleets that are resupplied from the islands and from Castile to continually explore the area.
      • B-H-H Dip: We agree to sell several arquebuses to the Castilian Crown.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: Due to possible unstable relations with other nations, we vote to vanquish the Eastern League, but remain allied with each other's nations. (Military organizations kinda seem implausible right now). Military development continues. Annexation of Ukraine has started and will end in 1424. The University of Moscow has been completed, with the elite of the population even privileged to join. New weapons for our military continue to be developed. Diplomats are sent to Novgorod to talk about a unification of the Rus'.
    • Novgorod Diplomacy: We agree with your idea.
    • Prussian Diplomacy: We reluctantly agree to dissolve the Eastern League.
    • UPWM Diplomacy: It seems we are in agreement to dissolve the League.
    • Muscovite Diplomacy: Although the league has been disbanded, we shall still remain allied.
  • The Crusader-Kingdom of Cyprus works more on the military and navy, a new local branch of the Knights Hospliter is formed being named the Knights Hospliter-Cyprus. Increased relations with Malmuks continue with more Christians being sent to the Holy Land. A request is sent to the Malmuks to buy Tel Aviv in exchange for help putting down the rebels. Cyprus continues politics with King Janus rising in popularity among the native Greeks as a new noble position reserved for a Greek is made called Prince-Magistrate of Nicosia. The Catholic population grows with the Cyprus Orthodox church also growing. (Note: People are going away from Islam, Greek Orthodoxy, etc.). Influence of Achaia begins (2 turns Left). The French and Italian population grows around the OTL İskele District, which is becoming home to more and more Western European population. The Western Europeans come with peasants, nobles and merchants alike hoping to build a better life on an emerging nation. Milatary aid is sent to the Malmuks in Turkey.
    • You're dead? You can not paste a turn. Cyprus is now owned by the Knights of St John.
    • Nope, look at the algo. Cyprus won. Cyprus might be able to ask things from you.
    • If you were to look more closely, the algo is currently in dispute, and no result can be concluded until it is resolved.
    • How are you able to send military support if you are under attack/dead?
  • 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 Castile 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 Castile 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. 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. While the King remains Catholic (Rome), majority of the people still prefer the idea of a Western Centred church. Pope Ian I of Canterbury dismisses the excommunication by the false Roman Church, citing that the churh is independent of the Kings of this earth and to bow before an earthly king is an affront to God. Pope Ian also declares the selling of indulgences a corrupt and morally deficient and bans the use of it in the Western Church. King Edward's son Prince of York, Edmund of Yorkshire travels to the UNC to increase trade and diplomatic relations with the UNC and the increase the transfer of Nordic and English culture. Albion's Navy replete with ships from Munster and Scotland, travels with the Dutch Navy to find new riches.
    • ​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. 
  • Japan (Hosokawa-Kono Clan): With our relations with Ming China improving we also send emissaries to our allies around the Ashikaga lands, asking that they don't allow Ashikaga people to pass their land. After receiving information that Ashikaga ships have been sailling toward Taiwan/Ryukyu, an ambassador is sent to the Ryukyu leader to ensure peace between them (needs mod response). The military training continues as the Kampaku prepares for future battles. The Kampaku sends an ambassador in his name to the Emperor in order to discuss the problems caused by the shogun. Hopefully the Emperor will help the Kampaku gain more allies in the civil war.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire continues to expand trade in regions under its jurisdiction. The minting of gold coins continues. More hand cannons and crossbows are purchased for the armed forces. Experimentation with Greek fire continues, and it is believed that a usable formula is recovered. As such, several ceramic pots filled with the substance are created and put on several of the Navy's ships in order to be used in combat. With the war in Cyprus drawing to a close, the Roman Empire feels somewhat more confident in its military. The former King of Cyprus, Janus Lusignan, and his family are sent to Greece and placed under house arrest in Corinth. With all the attention to the east with the Mamluk-Ottoman war, the Romans decide that now is the time to end the insult that is the Latin Empire and as such target its last remaining remnant, the Principality of Achaea. Having been weakened by ineffective management over the last few monarchs, Achaea seems like the perfect target. After several months of military buildup in Sparta and Corinth, the military invades Achaea. The Roman navy, already outnumbering the Achaean one, easily defeats them and the first recent combat use of Greek fire is seen, in which at least one Achaean ship is destroyed. The Roman Empire calls its allies to aid in extinguishing this lasting and unwelcome Latin remnant in Greece.
    • Theodoro: Training of levies continues. Trade expands. Military support is sent to Constantinople.
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: The Knights Hospitaller send you military aid against Achaea/Pylos.
    • Georgian Diplomacy: The Kingdom of Georgia regrets that it cannot send military support at this time, but does send supplies to the Roman Empire for the duration of the war.
  • 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 Five), 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 Eight). 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 six of integration). The merchants that continually travel between Kohm, Aoch and Ava begin to allow for some of the populations of those nations to cotinue to convert to Islam. The trade post on the Andaman islands in the Bay of Bengal continues to develop into a full settlement, and remains a stopping point for many Bengali traders travelling by sea to the Orient. 
    • 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.
  • Venetian Republic: Builds up military. Mil-turn <will replace with civil war story stuff tomorrow, not enough time today.
    • Aegina: Builds up military. Mil-turn <will replace with civil war story stuff tomorrow, not enough time today.
    • Athens: Builds up military. Mil-turn <will replace with civil war story stuff tomorrow, not enough time today.
    • Corfu: Builds up military. Mil-turn <will replace with civil war story stuff tomorrow, not enough time today.
    • Epirus: Builds up military. Mil-turn <will replace with civil war story stuff tomorrow, not enough time today.
    • Kaffa: Builds up military. Mil-turn <will replace with civil war story stuff tomorrow, not enough time today.
    • Naxos: Builds up military. Mil-turn <will replace with civil war story stuff tomorrow, not enough time today.
    • Negroponte: Builds up military. Mil-turn <will replace with civil war story stuff tomorrow, not enough time today.
  • UNC: The UNC works on picking up the pieces of its nation. The restoration improves the infrastructure. As Sverker III works on his public image in the UNC, he attempts to ensure an incident such as the Four Year's War will never happen again to the UNC. As the House of Sverker improves its power, it looks to improve relations with England and Munster. Edmund of Yorkshire is welcomed to the UNC with open arms and is given a tour of the many important cities of the UNC, including Stockholm and Copenhagen. The Novgorod request, which had not been responded to during the Four Year's War due to interception, is finally and officially denied by Denmark. The UNC works on improving its military, should the power-hungry HRE attempt to exploit the UNC. The Swedish-led House of Sverker does attempt, however, to repair relations with the HRE, stating that infighting between brothers and sisters of the faith is pointless. The UNC attempts to improve relations with Prussia, offering many exclusive trade deals with the fellow Baltic Nation. They also begin improving relations with Terra Mariana (Livonia) with the intent of vassalizing them.
  • Japan (Usegi Clan): We begin military buildup and declare neutrality other than fighting off our neighbors in the confrontation between the Hosokawa-Kono Clan and the Ashikaga Clan. We begin economic trade with the Chinese and Koreans and ask for a cultural exchange between the people of Korea, China and the Usegi Clan of Japan. We prepare to attack our neighbors in an attempt to gain territory and resources in the scenario that any of the main clans attack. SECRET: We secretly ask the Ashikaga Clan for an alliance and the purpose of securing these territories is to simply expand our borders for the upcoming war with both these clans in secrecy.
    • Japan (Ashikaga Clan) Dip: We will accept the alliance offer.
  • Oyo Empire: Oyo continues to expand by 10,000 km, expanding along the coastline as usual. As many West Africans continue accept the faith as their own, they come to shrug off their former tribal affiliations, and join the "One Tribe of God", which has no distinction between tribes or nations. Many of the Yoruba do the same, leading to much of the population declaring themselves as "Oyo", as opposed to Yoruba, Akan, Igbo, or Mandinka. Many tribal leaders are incensed by this, and begin causing trouble for those who seek to join into a single tribe as opposed to remaining apart. The news of the insurgency reaches Alaafin Oranyan, further exasperating his health problems. Akintunde thus steps in to deal with the situation himself, thus allowing himself to prove to the population he shall be a good future leader. Pushing all thoughts of his father's possible death aside, Akintunde assembles the Eso, and launches his campaign against the rebels seeking to divide his people. The rebels, animists and non-conformists, have taken up positions within the jungles north of the capital, thus granting them a safe place to hide. Aware of this, Akintunde prepares his men for the long war ahead. Elsewhere, the nlanla is completed in the shipyards of Lagos, the largest ship ever produced by the Oyo. It sets sail for the islands of Sao Tome and Principe, where the Oyo colony has been thriving. Having expanded by 150 km this year, the islands are now under the full control of the Oyo. The Oyo establish their second colony on the island of Bioko, cementing their grasp on the region, and now policing all trade between West and Central Africa by sea. The literacy campaign has now reached yet another benchmark, with half of all adult men and a third of all adult women able to read and write, and now contributing more than ever to the Oyo economy and industry. Before he sets off on his campaign, Akintunde supports his father to a balcony where he addresses his people, declaring that they have successfully entered into a new age in which they are no longer an "African" nation per se, but a "European" one, home to universities, technologies, trade crafts, and the arts found nowhere else in the region in such quantity and quality. In the last twenty plus years he has spearheaded his nation's advancement, Oranyan states that he can now rest in peace knowing his accomplished his goals of preparing his people for the future ahead.
  • 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 our vassal states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, Burgau, Patria del Friuli, Chur, and Württemberg. We begin influencing the Electorate of the Palatinate, Dettingen, and Burggrafshaft. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. Albert II of Germany is wed to the only daughter and heiress of the Bohemian king. 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. We begin assimilating the population of Aquileia, which has become dependent on Austrian trade and support for its defense and prosperity. We continue to grow closer through trade. 
  • With the esentyial nonfunctionality of the Crown's Merchants, the Republic of Pskov sees record economic growth, bringing in many monies due to lesser controls and Pskov's new merchant fleet, headed out of the newly built Gdov shipyards, and using Pskov's alliance with Novgorod to get to trade. The trade city of Helsinki is now de facto independent, but this may change quickly. In the domains of medicine, the Pskovians make great progress, with the human disections that are carried on this year are much more than any other, and many people publish their notes, and Pskov gives these notes to the local monastery for copying ... and the Prince decodes that it is not as fast as they should happen ... and offers a reward of 1000 ducats to the first man to find a way of copying faster and more efficiently than the monks ... also needs to be parctical so woodcuts do not count ... In any case, the Pskovian Veche, with all their extra money in their coffers, decides to start the Pskov Institute of Physiological Study and Medicine, also, the Pskov Academy, the first of its kind in Russia, to try to raise the education level in Russia, it is planned to offer many languages, and hire physicians and some alchemists. Theologians also clammer to the academy ... and the Veche approves of all this because of the oodles more money due to Pskov being the industrial capital of Russia (at least per capita) due to its extreme trade importance and small area compared to a relitively high population density ... Pskov improves economy a lot ... and more ships are built ... another mission is sent to China to ask for treasure ship designs and is expected to arrive there by 1425 because they are going first to Arabia, and then using the Indian Ocean trade network to get to China ... and they try to pick up philosophical books, which have become quite popular amongst the political leaders and wealthy businessmen that can actually afford them. The literacy level remains fairly high due to the fact of literacy being crucial to trade and business, the top source of income for the government is a tax on goods and services i.e. a "sales tax" on merchandise sold ...
  • Helsinki does not belong to you.
  • The United Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia: Many small workshops and mills spring up across the country, and the rising middle class now reaches 5% of the population. Foundries are completed in Constanta and Cetatea Alba. Constanta, the largest port in Wallachia, is developed, and small scale workshops and business are built around it. In Sulina a shipyard is nearing completion, and the foundry there is purchased by Michael to be used for weapons production. Gunpowder weapons are continually researched, and headway has been made in the casting process thanks to the new foundry. The levies are trained, and several fortresses along the Danube are upgraded with cannons.
  • Kingdom of Cuzco: We slow our rapid expansion, and instead foucus on road work, agriculture and training our soldiers. Raiding parties are sent into the Aymara territory to weaken them.
  • Grand Duchy of Bavaria: Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI begins petitioning the lords of Nurnburg and Burgau for manpower and tribute, succesfully vassalizing the latter of Burgau. 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 five large carracks being finished, and by 1422 a trade route is put in place. Such important places in the trade route include Rome, Athens, Constantinople, and Gibraltar. Within a decade, Heinrich hopes to extend the routes to the north of Europe, starting with petitioning the Kings of England, France and Brittany to allow the construction of Bavarian trade houses near ports or docks. The planned market center in Landshut continues to be developed. Heinrich XVI allocates power to his councillors in figuring out a new church or any new Western church to join. In dynastic news, Heinrich XVI observes how most of the Pfalz nobility supports an independent, non-Bavarian state. However, the Grand Duke begins establishing relations with the few noblemen who do support him. In religious news, Heinrich opens up the country to the Hollander reformists and preachers, noting that the Reformation from the west is a good answer to the current schism and would be a suitable replacement.
    • Munchen: The main campus of Queen Isabell University is completed, and the beginning courses include French, Latin, English, and Greek as well as theology, clergy training, and mathematics being taught. By 1422, the total class amounts to about 1000 people. 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.
    • Burgau: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
  • Navajo: Centralization, military build up, and influence over the Pueblo continues. The Military Academy is finally complete and now we can properly train the Iron Army.
    • Kim: Centralization continues and infrastructure build up starts after the military is built up after five years. The Kimite Language Academy is built up in order to unify all the people and ideas of Kim to one language, so we can get things done more effectively and effeciantly.
  • 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. 
  • Trier: We upgrade our military and economy. We influence the states around us.
  • Ottoman Empire: The Sultan continues sending soldiers to Mesopotamia and the Black Sheep. The Sultan is pleased to see its old ally, Georgia, fighting with them in battle. He is appalled at the Mamluks for such a devastating attack on Christians in the Middle East. He promises them land gains if the war is won, to ensure the safety of the Assyrians. The Sultan reminds Christian Europe it has always defended its Christian citizens who are loyal to the Empire and to pay their taxes, even defending the Christian neighbors of Trezibond and Georgia, and invites them in to aid in the war on the Mesopotamians. The military and navy 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. 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

1423

The Timurids are expelled from Jaffna by widespread pro-Buddhist support, leading to riots across Ceylon with nobles wishing to expel Muslims from the isle altogether.

Oh come on, militant Buddhists? That's like an amish hacker, it just doesn't fit. Also, it is a tiny little area and since I don't have Vlaj any longer, holding the tiny area is completely plausible. 
The fact there's no militant Buddhists in OTL means nothing. Also, Ceylon is not small, and you don't have the naval prowess to hold it.
See, you say that, but I am pretty sure there are in fact violent Buddhists, both in history and in the modern era. Tell all those Indochinese conquerors who's the pacifist.
Why is this crossed out then if it's being widely agreed it's perfectly plausible? Also yes, violent Buddhists exist. Vietnam is a prime example of violent Buddhists.
And we all know how that turned out.
Why is it being crossed out anyhow? Jaffna doesn't want the Timurids there. The whole island is Buddhist and Hindu.
Just because they don't want them there, doesn't mean that the Timurids care if they want them there. The Aztecs and the Incas didn't want the Spaniards in their lands. Didn't mean the Spaniards cared about what they wanted. Jaffna has no way of preventing the Timurids from invading (tiny population and military), and the Timurids have both the will and means to take Jaffna. ~Viva
Plus the Timurids should be positively crawling with rebellions. Christians, Hindus and Zoroastrians should be trying to free themselves from the Islamic regime.
Except the ships, Viva ... the Timurids have little naval power ...
They are an autonomous vassal. I am not holding on to Vlaj any longer. That's huge, and I just got rid of the areas were mostly Christian. I can hold on to the island.
No, you really can't ... Stop getting angry and abusing mod powers to cross out every event that was agreed upon by other mods to affect you. These events were read over and approved. You do not beat a full consensus, Sims. Cut that shit out.
Indeed. ~GQM

The Zoroastrian community in the slopes of the Alborz continues to grow, as it attracts immigrants from across Persia and the Timurid areas of India. The community quickly becomes the largest in Persia.

Hundreds of thousands of rebelling Assyrians fight back the single small task force determined on eradicating their faith and population. They convince Kurds in Mesopotamia to also rebel. Large amounts of territory is taken, and the Assyrians request an independent state to the Ottomans; in return, they’d side with them in the war against Mesopotamia.

The genocide was ruled as implausible. Therefore, we treat it in its crossed out form as not even happening.
Question: if the Assyrian genocide didn't happen, are the Kurds still rebelling?

Peaceful Assyrians flee Mesopotamia in large amounts, settling in Georgia, Armenia, the Golden Horde and Iran.

Civil war wrecks the sultanates of Ternate and Tidore.

Waldensian beliefs begin to spread in Milan, Switzerland and the Occitan parts of France, including several knights and burghers. This brings large problems with the Catholic populations in these areas.

The Quimbaya continue to grow down the Cauca, establishing a somewhat functioning diarchy. The Quimbaya Confederation centralises more.

Seeing Quimbaya centralisation, the Motilones of Cúcuta grow eastward rapidly, taking some parts of the Venezuelan plains.

The Kingdom of Bunyoro-Kitara grows among the decentralised Great Lake states.

  • Japan (Usegi Clan): We continue to build up our forces and begin to advance on our neighbors. We decide to send a cultural exchange treaty to China and Korea and we request their support to crush our neighbors. We also begin to invest in trade with them and begin to establish fortifications within our cities and villages to protect our people. SECRET: We continue to prepare for war against the Hosokawa-Kono Clan AND the Ashikaga Clain and we continue to train our forces for such a war.
  • Kingdom of Cuzco: We slow our rapid expansion, and instead focus on road work, agriculture and training our soldiers. Raiding parties are sent into the Aymara territory to weaken 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 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 start building a private school in Rostov. We will soon build private schools in Torzhok and Staraya Ladoga in the near future. In the year 1445, we will annex Rostov and Yaroslavl into Novgorod. We ask Denmark for an alliance against our rival, Sweden. (Mod response, please).
    • Rostov: We completed the construction of the private school in Rostov. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
    • Yaroslavl: We start the construction of the private school in Yaroslavl. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
  • Otago Maori: After five years of expansion, we have successfully conquered the southern half of New Zealand. We continue to expand and also try again at building a port. We use stronger materials this time. The mods will decide if it succeeds.
    • Wayyyyy too fast!
  • Tibet: Continues the vassalization of Nepal and the influence on the Shan States. The Gongma decides to establish the fort of Shigatse with a city of the same name inside of the fort. The fort and city will be co-ruled by the Royal Tibetan Trading Company and the Tibetan Royal Army and will be placed on the silk road near Yamdrok Lake 100 miles southeast toward Koch. (should take a few years for the fort and for people to move in). The trade caravan makes a stop at the spot where the future fort and city will be. The military continues to expand.
  • Hamburg-Brunswick-Lüneburg: Influence on Saxe-Lauenburg continues (Turn Three). Arquebus production increases. Trade routes grow, with trade partnerships being offered as far as Georgia. Shipbuilding sees a jump from the improved shipyards, giving the HTSC one of the largest merchant fleets in the North and Baltic Seas. England's investment in Hamburgs port begins to be repaid. William continues looking for a wife.
  • Knights of St John: The final assault is started in Cyprus; The Kingdom of Castile and the Roman Empire provide military support. The Roman Empire, Kingdom of Georgia, and the Austrian Empire provide economic support. With the final attack on Cyprus, the King should fall to the Order. Already losing a quarter of his land, as well as Famagusta already being owned by the Romans; the Attackers have great chances for victory. Vittorio de Luca stands in front of his army as he makes a speech. The crossbowmen and the knights are rallied to his words. The Romans take pride in fighting alongside the Knights Hospitaller for the fourth time. The bond between them is rich. With the beautiful Castilian flags wavering in the wind and the coat of arms displayed gloriously on the shields of the brave men that serve Prince John and soon to be king. The knights of Castile came to protect their small protectorate from the threat of non-Catholic infidels whom give a bad name to the Crusader states that still live today, 1423. The charge is started by Vittorio as he rides long sword pointed out toward the enemy. He yells "God wills it!" Later that week the Pope gave his blessing once again to the war in Cyprus. On Rhodes the military is expanded as well as new trade ships to expand the economy.
    • Tekke (Vassal of Knights of St John): The vassal send re-inforcements to the war in Cyprus. Rodrigo Torez [heir to GrandMaster] resides in Castio de Torez and increase the amount of recruits to the Knights Hospitaller, increasing military completely.
    • Pylos (Vassal of Knights of St John): The vassal ends all serfdom within the region, as does the rest of the Order's influence. A major amount of fortifications are being constructed to the city of Pylos adding cannon and a few shipyard by the near coast. Trade routes are increased to the Venetian Republic, boosting the economy.
    • Knights of St John diplomacy: Just making sure that the Roman Empire, Austrian Empire, Kingdom of Georgia, and Kingdom of Castile are agreeing to their claims of their promised support.
    • Castilian Dip: 10,000 troops are already there ... of course, we're ready.
    • Roman Diplomacy: Granted.
    • Georgian Diplomacy: Supplies are on the ships and headed to Famagusta as we speak.
  • Domination of Draka: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues. Draka turns 24. The military is built up, we work on the economy. Draka continues several new fleets continue consutrction in the Dominations harbors. The nation of Venad continues to convert to Islam, as does Jaffna. We influence Bahamani (Year Four). We offer alliances to Bahamani and Andrha, promising them non-aggression pacts. Will add more later. We declare neutrality in the Malmuk-Ottoman War, stating that we have a NAP with Ottomans and an alliance with Malmuks.
    • 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 continue to convert to Islam.
    • 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 continues of a navy. People continue to convert to Islam. Domination citizens continue to settle there, numbering roughly 12% of the population.
    • Kingdom of Iran: We work on the economy.
    • Kingdom of Gilan:  We work on the economy.
    • Kingdom of Khursan: We work on the economy.
  • The Jochid Ulus continues its fast expansion as the borders grow 5000 sq km to the north of the current nation, trying to reach the Arctic sea at a frantic pace. The economy of this large swathe of territory drastically improves as the trade of the area grows quickly. Assyrians fleeing the nation are settled down in the sparsely inhabited areas of OTL Kalmykia, where they found a new city, New Mosul. The economy grows across the nation. Military aid is sent to the Ottomans. The Mastorava continues to spread and be changed.
    • Great Perm increases its military and economy. Kolvakvar grows. Teaching of Komi continues.
    • Adyghea expands by 2000 sq km. The economy increases as the people flock to the cities and plazas.
  • Navajo: Centralization, military training, and influence over the Pueblo continues. We encourage young males to join the Military Academy so that they can become a part of the new Iron Army which will hopefully bring peace and prosperity to our region through our knowledge and our efficiantcy. The mines also expand so that more iron weapons are produced for the Iron Army and so that we expand trade with other tribes to support our Iron Army.
    • Kim: Centralization continues and infrastructure build up starts after the military is built up after five years. We encourage our population to learn the Kimite language so that we can be unified in language, culture, ideas, and religion. With this, we can accomplish great things.
  • 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 continue building their economy and continues building of the new national army.
  • 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. In dynastic issues, the young Frederick of Habsburg, nephew of King Ladislaus I, adopted after the death of Princess Joanna, turns 17, and the king who raised him as his own son, and trained in the arts of government and war, expect he will get a good wife in a few years, for that reason ask different nations, if any princess available from 15 to 17 years.
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. The paper industry forging ahead, and also the making of looms, making this duchy in one of the most productive in northern Italy.
    • 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, and now they have the support of a group of bishops. (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 Genoa the boom in production of luxury items continue. Thanks to the advantages of commerce is obtained from Tunis, the Genoese economy restarts his golden age.
    • 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, and is recognized as the best European wine. 
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. Dairy cattle production increases, and in the same way the manufacture of better quality cheese, they begin to be exported to Italy and Byzantium. Vassalization of Croia continue.
    • Vatican City: Pope continue the campaign of evangelization in the lands of the Balkans. Missionaries continue to be sent to support the Order of St John, and a special group of these is working in North Africa, especially in Tunisia, where they try to recover the core of Christians. The Pope thakns the Order for the new bodyguards. Ladislaus I, known as the "magnanimous patrons" orders his artists and builders present their ideas to create a palace dedicated to God. The Pope condemns all those who come to the false churches that are being created in Europe, advises them to get away from the heretics, and receive God's love back into their hearts.
      • '​'Castilian Dip: We offer to betroth Maria of Castile age 19 to him
    • Provence: The reform the administration continue, adapting the Neapolitan model who has had so much success. Improves economy through trade, and manufacturing cloth. The military camp is also improved, adding new equipment and Italian military ideas. Influence in Britany continues as in the previous government.
    • Anjou: As in Provence, the Duchy transformation is performed. The economy and military improve.
    • Alencon: The economy and military improve.
    • Narbonne: The economy and military improve.
    • Vendome: The economy and military improve.
  • 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.
    • Lorraine: Military and economy are built up.
    • Berry: Military and economy are built up.
    • Bourbon: Military and economy are built up.
    • Auvergne: Military and economy are built up.
    • Forez: Military and economy are built up.
  • 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 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, sporadic exploration of the African coast continues. Meanwhile, Isabel de Avis is sent to Castile in order for her marriage with Juan de Trastámara to happen.
  • 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 Castile 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 Castile 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. Trade in the North Sea starts to become more and more dominated by the English Merchant Marine. While the King remains Catholic (Rome), majority of the people still prefer the idea of a Western Centred church. Pope Ian proposes to move the Western Papacy from Canterbury to the neutral Isle of Man. This move is sparked in part by attempting to have unity among other members, namely Castile. Prussia and the UNC are extended personal invites by Pope Ian to join the Western Church, citing its attempts to restore the Faith after the long period of corruption in Rome. The joint Dutch/ Albion Fleet continues its travel to Africa. Nordic and Celtic cultures begin to meld with the anglo cultures.
    • ​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. Further trade occurs with Munster and Ulster. Dublin begins a massive renovation of the city with its new found wealth.
    • Wales: The Welsh military and navy are expanded. The Welsh begin to see the fruits of all the English banking investments as large areas of the nation see improvements in infrastructure. Representation in the Albion Parliament increases as a minor population boom in and around Cardiff begins.
  • The Mamluk Sultanate continues waging war on the Ottomans alongside their Mesopotamian brothers. The fighting is greatly stalled near the borders; we call upon all Christian nations who fear Ottoman incursion to join us in our war, including Hungary, Wallachia, Muscovy, Naples, Venice (if out of civil war), aid from the Byzantines, and war from all Kurdish regional kingdoms and Oman. With our diplomats at work, we continue to work in al-Sumal and al-Swahili by expanding by 10,000 sq km each. All vassals grow their military, and we ask the Hafsids (with whom we have a royal marriage and alliance), Zayyanids, and Maranids to join the war on our side. Mods
    • ​Hungary is unsure what to think of the offer. We will have to think on it.
  • County of Oldenburg: This year, the OHG decides to branch out a bit. The fleet sets sail South, stopping in at the Canaries, and going farther south to the coast of Africa. Spices are bought from the Moors of Morocco, and the ships sail back to Oldenburg with only one ship being lost to pirates! What luck! Influencing of Osnabruck continues (year six of vassalisation), and when the incumbent Prince-Bishop dies, Count Dietrich sees his chance. He nominates a prominent parish priest (who is known to share Oldenburg's Sedevacantist views) for the position, and campaigns very hard for his investiture (Could a Mod respond to this please? Does he get the position?). Emissaries are sent to Albion to see if closer trading ties can be forged. 
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: The General Estate continues to grow in wealth as the banking and trade sectors grow. With the newly established North Sea Trade League Dutch merchants who form the largest trading group in the north alongside the English completely dominate trade routes in the north as they no longer compete with English traders but work hand in hand with them. The Dutch English expedition continues to travel along the West African Coast and several purchases are made of ivory, gold and slaves and charting of the coastline is made up to the coasts of Sierra Leone. However, with low supplies and inadequate charts of the region, the Dutch portion of the fleet says to pull back for now and to start an expedtion that is better equipped for the next year, as profits from this voyage have been made. (It would be impossible if we headed farther south without proper charts and supplies).  Military reforms continue as the firearms are now given to one in every three men instead of one in every four. Ties with the rest of the Netherlands continue to grow and Hollander and Brabant diplomats are continuously move in and out of the courts of the Netherlands to create stronger relations with the neighbors of the General Estates. Shiprights continue to develop sturdier and more seaworthy ships creating a prototype of the caravel (not the caravel but a forerunner which was created in the 1450s OTL) and other ship designs which favor mobility and firepower over size. The Dutch fleet now numbers 80 ships after two decades of building up and more ships are on the way. The merchant fleet also continues to grow. Relations with France, England, Castile, Prussia and the UNC continue to grow. The courts of Amsterdam, The Hague and Brussels continue to support artists, scientists and free thinkers. This environment of creativity and liberal ideals gives birth to the start of the so-called Dutch Renaissance. As a consequence of this development and the continued expansion of the reformist ideas many begin to question the Catholic church's ideas and the foundations of the Holy Roman Empire. Johannist Reformists continue to travel into the German States and into France to spread the papers and to preach the flaws of the Church and the need for extreme reforms.
  • 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 economy by fixing trade routes to the Usegi state. Six more ships are being built. We are now in an alliance with the Usegi state. Within our own state we fix up our ports and cities. With the Ming blockading us, we use our cannons to shoot down their ships. After the destruction of their ships we now have an opening for trade to move in normally. We send an ambassador to Ming China to tell them to stop at once. We also tell them that we are not in Vietnam anymore. Last, we say that we only have Taiwan as our colony for now. The Shogun uses some of his money to improve farming in our state. The first Bank of Japan is being built in the capital city. 
  • 1. You can't build six ships 2. You don't have cannons. 3. Even if you did shoot down their ships with some other weaponry the Ming would be informed and would surely not be happy.
  • You can build one ship per year. End of story. Second, you're not in alliance, ratc refused. YOU WERE NOT IN VIETNAM OR IN TAIWAN, YOU DON'T HAVE THE POPULATION. Also, I don't think shooting cannon at the Ming is very smart. You're asking for war with a badass. If you make any more posts stating your other regions and have colonies, you will be punished.
  • Ratc told me that we are still in an alliance. I pulled out of Vietnam like five turns ago. The Ming's ships were blockading me - not fair. - Shadow
  • 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 Haska. More beer is fermented and it becomes a popular drink for the nomads. As we increase in population, we slowly target our expansion northward. We expand 10 px to the North. We continue our fight and we raise more soldiers. More muskets are built to defend against the Yuan. We continue to fight and we push the Mongols even farther back. Due to our food coming from taxes while the Mongol food coming from robbing, all Oirats fight to the death. Firearms are considered more important now and the first firearm smiths are trying to make a cannon. We secretly send a mission of 100 cavalry to the second largest tribe in Mongol Khanate and asks them to rebel against the Mongol Khanate, which the Oirats would support (Mongol Khanate is still decentralized) Mod, please reply.
    • Oirats D to China: We ask China to send an army against the Mongol Khanate as it has been slowly beating us.
  • 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 vassalization attempts on Orissa continue (Year Six). 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. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat. Cash crops continue to be grown in large amounts. The vassalization process continues on Aoch and Kohm (Year Nine). 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 Seven of integration). The merchants that continually travel between Kohm, Aoch, and Ava continue to allow for some of the populations of those nations to continue to convert to Islam. The trade post on the Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal continues to develop into a full settlement, and remains a stopping point for many Bengali traders travelling by sea to the Orient. Due to the son of the Bengali Sultan and Garjat Princess becoming six years of age this year, he begins tutoring under several Muslim scholars to learn literature, the arts, history, and theology. A fort is established at the Jaunpur-Bengali border, named Pratirōdha karā.
    • 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 Georgia: The Georgian army continues fighting in Mesopotamia; backed by contingents from the Knights of St John, the Jarishuri attempts to advance on Assyria. Assyrian refugees relocate around the Georgian capital; the Georgian king instructs the ministers of the Georgian Orthodox Church to minister to the refugees as best they can, hoping that the Georgian language and faith will "rub off" on some of the refugees. Plans are made to resettle many of the refugees at the conclusion of the war - either by planting villages along the northern frontier, or repatriating them to Assyria if the war proves successful.
    • Kingdom of Armenia: The Armenian army continues fighting alongside its Georgian counterpart in Mesopotamia, with Armenian levies supporting the semi-professional Georgian army in its attmpted advance on Assyria. The Assyrian refugees who settle in Armenia form a community around Mt. Ararat, quickly named Tsolakert by the Armenians. Additionally, King Smbat sends a private message to the Armenian Patriarch pressuring him to sign the resolution passed at the Council of Batumi, in order to mobilize the Armenian Church's full support for the war (Mod response needed for Armenia: if I don't get one this turn, I'll sign it myself and come up with a plausible handicap.)
    • Georgian Diplomacy: King Giorgi sends personal requests to the Grand Duchy of Moscow and the United Wallachian Principalities, requesting whatever aid they can spare for the liberation of Assyria. According to the Georgian monarch, the Mamluks presently pose a greater threat to the Orthodox Christian Church than the Ottomans; the Georgians would be willing to return the favor at a later date if accepted. The Georgians also send missives to both Popes, requesting official Papal blessing (though not necessarily support) of the liberation of Assyria. To the Hungarians, the Georgians send their warmest greetings, offer a trade agreement, and wish them the best of luck should they decide to liberate Alexandria from the heathen. Finally, a very confused Georgian magistrate agrees to Hamburg-Brunswick-Luneburg's trade agreement, even as he wonders how the Germans plan to reach Georgian ports from the Baltic ...
  • Cahokian Civilisation: The external threats facing the Cahokian Civilisation continue to persist, with certain tribal states to the north and west being kept under a very watchful eye. Cahokia continues to stand as the political centre over four civilizations: The Cahokian Civilisation, Moundville Civilisation, Etowah Civilisation, and Parkin Civilisation. With the Cahokian elite further mixing and dispersing among the Cahokian vassals. This mixing brings Cahokia and its vassals even closer together, and strengthens ties further. Great Alligator remains Chief of the Mississippian Civilisations. The House of Birdman is now on par with the House of Great Alligator. With Birdman pressing even harder for a United Kingdoms of Mississippia made up of four kingdoms created from the four Cahokian led civilisations. The greatly expanded political elite continue to further support this idea, but still trails behind the status quo supported by Great Alligator by a moderate distance. The ‘Epic Flying Serpent Mound’ continues to draw pilgrimages from all Cahokian led civilisations, with numbers only comparable to pilgrimages to OTL Mecca. Many outside of Cahokian lands have begun to follow the Southern Cult instead of minor pagan beliefs, and as a result pilgrimages into Cahokian lands from tribal settlements and minor civilisations to see Cahokian effigies has become common. This leads to Cahokian culture and ideals being spread into these lands. 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 120,000 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 warriors of the Cahokian led civilisations are now in what could be described as an organized military force. All of them are armed with top quality iron weaponry and armor. Cahokian archers are utilizing iron arrowheads to great effect. The Cahokian military is now the most effective infantry fighting force in all of 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 two years. We expand 20,000 sq km outward from the eastern protrusion as a result. The scouts in the north return to Cahokian lands, having gathered all the information they can, burning down the fort they resided in so that it cannot be used by anyone else. 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 grouping of settlements on OTL Staten Island has grown so large that it is now all interconnected, and can be called a city. The locals are now referring to this city as ‘New Mississippia’. The creation and stabilization of a new civilization from the fragmented lands north of the Cahokian eastern protrusion is decided upon. This decision has been made as to create an avenue to bring more of the Great Lakes under Cahokian control. Resources and warriors are provided to the Fort Ancient settlement in the same manner that was done with the now Etowah Civilisation. Due to the small area being brought under control and the experience gathered from the creation of the Etowah Civilisation, the creation of the Fort Ancient Civilisation is expected to be completed within the next five years.
    • Moundville Civilisation: Trade between the Cahokian Civilisation and Moundville Civilisation is now at a sustainable level for both sides, with the goal being the improvement of Moundville. The traders of the Cahokian elite have now trained up their Moundvillian counterparts to equal levels; allowing for fair trading negotiations. The trading of Cahokia’s food surplus to the Moundville Civilisation continues however, to prevent any chance of stagnation. The monthly waste removal ritual continues to be used in Moundvillian lands. The water supply canal systems continue to be utilized in Moundvillian lands. Medicine men are now as prevalent in the Moundvillian Civilisation as the Cahokian Civilisation. The Moundville Civilisation expands by 20,000 km, reaching the tip of the Florida Keys, and now moving northward up the Florida coastline.
    • Etowah Civilisation: Etowah continues to be given the most current weapons, armor, and technology the Cahokian Civilisation has. Continuing the catch up of the Etowah Civilisation to the Cahokian Civilisation, this is expected to be completed within the next two 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 continues to be used in Etowah lands. The water supply canal systems continue to be used in Etowah lands. Medicine men continue to arrive from Cahokia; becoming more spread throughout the Etowah Civilisation.
    • Parkin Civilisation: Parkin continues to be given the most current weapons, armor, and technology the Cahokian Civilisation has. Continuing the catch up of the Parkin Civilisation to the Cahokian Civilisation, this is expected to be completed within the next two 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 continues to be used in Parkin lands. The water supply canal systems continue to be used in Parkin lands. Medicine men continue to arrive from Cahokia; becoming more spread throughout the Parkin Civilisation.
  • Mayan Empire: Expansion stops, and economic prosperity begins. Construction continues on the infastructre of the new capital. 
  • Ulster: The Road Network is complete. Salt mines are sunk into the ground, and we begin to export salt. The King dies of a massive coronary, and the Prince becomes the King. Influence continues over Breifne and Sligo. Ulsterian ships begin trading with Med Powers once more.
  • Japan (Hosokawa-Kono Clan): Noticing the increasing power of the Uesegi Clan we send them an ambassador to discuss an alliance in order to defeat the Ashikaga. We secretly send ambassadors to the Ming Empire and Korea to discuss the Ashikaga and Uesegi Clan and the chance of them allying in order to continue with their plans. With out alliance with the Toki, Hatekeyama and Shiba Clans we ask them again secretly to intercept all Ashikaga and Uesegi messengers passing their lands. We work on our military and send official ambassadors to the Ming Empire and Korea in order to discuss the strengthening of our trade relations.
    • Ming China accepts the offer of allying with the Hosokawa Clan to take down the Shogun.
  • 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.
  • Ottoman Empire: The war continues in Mesopotamia. Skirmishes between soldiers and civilians occur at the border. Many Assyrians seek refuge from the villages to avoid massacre, while others continue to rebel in the north (I'm assuming northern Black Sheeps?). The Sultan promises them an independent state if they are indeed the winner of this war. The Sultan seeks the assistance of the Karamanids, the Azeris (Mods), with which the Empire had friendly relations in the past, and the Romans, in return for military aid when requested. The Sultan makes it clear that the Ottoman Empire is not threatening Europe in any way, and constantly proved that they are supportive of Christian lands in the Middle East, while the Mamluks are not. Military improvement continues, and cities are fortified.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues its military operations, although they are projected to end this year. Military campaigns in Cyprus and Achaea end in Roman victory along with their allies. In Achaea, the Prince, Centurion II, is captured and brought before the Roman Emperor Manuel II in Constantinople. There he is forced to bow and acknowledge Manuel II as the only true Roman Emperor, as opposed to the fake Latin Roman Emperor that Centurion is pretender to. In addition, Centurion II's daughter is to be wed to one of Manuel II's sons to end the dispute once and for all. (This can be crossed out in the unlikely event of an Achaean victory). With regards to the current offers of the Ottoman-Mamluk War, Manuel II sends ambassadors to each nation asking what the Empire has to gain from joining their respective side. On the home front, the Empire begins to settle into a peaceful phase of trade and modernization. Constantinople continues to expand in population size. The minting of gold coins continues. The properties of Greek fire is examined more, and the Emperor authorizes research on how to make siphons, both mounted on ships and handheld. This is done, but due to the length of time between their last use and the Empire's current revived state, it is not known if such devices will be able to be reconstructed.
    • Theodoro: The nation continues to train its levies. Several crossbows and hand cannons are purchased to outfit the armed forces. Ships continue to patrol the Black Sea to protect from pirates and in case the war enters the area.
  • Munster: Rumors continue about the Dragon Fleet from Hell. However, many discredit them now and see them as impossible as nothing had happened over the past few years, and trade returns as normal. Trade continues with the Icelandic settlement, mostly from the Erie Merchant Company, as little comes from the desolate isle, and some leave the settlement back for Ireland, but at the end of the year, a makeshift dock and trading facility is completed, bolstering the population minorly. We ask the UNC to recognize the settlement. OOC: Note, that this is not part of Munster, just a VERY SMALL (50 or so people) settlement of Irishmen dependent on trade with Munster. Farming reforms continue, with the majority of the Kingdom having adopted the new reforms by now, raising food production. Most towns of Munster are connected via road, and a road is extended into southern coastal Mayo, and many clansmen of the area are attracted by it and settlements spring up alongside it. In this way, we expand into southern coastal Mayo. Much of Munster is happy as the first Western Pope, Ian is from Munster. Though not all of Munster is Western Catholic, many are, and conversions to the true Church continue, with the epicenter being at the Rock of Cashel, in Tipperary, the center of Western Catholicism in Munster. Some missionaries go into the clans of Mayo, further spreading Munsterian culture amongst the clansmen, and the bravest go to England. Military reforms continue, as Munster could be under threat from Roman Catholic nations who are looking to extinguish this new branch of Catholicism. Trade continues in northern regions, and many who once traded in other locations, sail to the north German coast, and areas controlled by the UNC, as trade relations with them have begun, and due to England's efforts to eclipse the Hanseatic League. Whiskey continues to be a popular export. Several of our ships sail alongside the English and B-H-H as they go south to Africa, and some return, bringing back strange tales and riches. We suppport the idea of moving the headquarters of Western Catholicism to a neutral location, and support Man as a neutral location for the new headquarters of the religion. The King shows signs of mental issues, as he has an odd obsession with everything Roman.
  • The United Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia: Many small workshops and mills spring up across the country. Foundries are completed in Constanta and Cetatea Alba. Constanta, the largest port in Wallachia, is developed, and small scale workshops and business are built around it. In Sulina a shipyard is nearing completion, and the foundry there is used for weapons production. Gunpowder weapons are continually researched, and headway has been made in the casting process thanks to the new foundry. The levies are trained, and several fortresses along the Danube are upgraded with cannons.
  • Mangut Nivkhgu: The empire continued to expand - stretching another 5000 sq km up the Amur river. Nivkhs rejoiced that the Chinese were buying more pastries filled with the juices of fragrant oranges which grew wild in Nivkhia in this much warmer time period. (Post approved by the Nivkh Pastry Union, ensuring Fair Work for pastry chefs since 1926).
  • Castile: The Castilian economy continues a larger process of pulling in more money through trade. The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to convert 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 toward a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move toward 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 lords not complaining. Prince John of Castile, now 19, is ambushed by members of a powerful king sanctioned Muslim trade guild. Crown Prince John showing expert swordsmanship skills as well as with the manpower of St Johns knights, and the Royal guard kill the hired mercenaries with little issue. Following this John returns to the capital and has the entire Muslim trade guild killed and replaced with Traders fo St Johns. John now with full support from his people and his father and the noblemen begins the process of transferring power from King Henry to Prince John. John, now of age, requests Portugal send their promised bride to John to now fully carry out the marriage between the two families.  The Kingdom's 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. Castile begins a major process of researching the arquebus acquired and develops its own version which is used to replace the hand cannons. Castile sends 10,000 troops once again to aid St John. The Castilian navy using the Canaries as a base continually explore the area and discover a new island chain, the closest island is able to be settled and a small settlement springs up on the islands and is built up and styled as a resupply base. (200 sq km)
    • Granada:  The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir Dies and his Son now named the Emir begins to style the country as a Principality (Emirate means Principality) to be more neutral and friendly to its leige lord of Castile. The Emir, however, remains secretly Christian and begins hiring a few Castilian advisors who are wholly more competant than many of the Granadan advisors. 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 Country begins to show promising signs of real economic advancement. The Population of True Castilians in the country begins to increase to rival the native Granadans as many of the Muslims have left the area due to the unfavorable atmosphere of the country.
    • 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 finally completely covering the islands begins to send moderately sized fleets that are resupplied from the islands and from Castile to continually explore the area. 
  • Trier: We upgrade our military and economy. We influence the states around us. 
  • Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications made. They also increase trading with each other.
  • UNC: The UNC works on picking up the pieces of its nation. The restoration improves the infrastructure. As Sverker III works on his public image in the UNC, he attempts to ensure an incident such as the Four Year's War will never happen again to the UNC. As the House of Sverker improves its power, it looks to improve relations with England and Munster. Edmund of Yorkshire is welcomed to the UNC with open arms and is given a tour of the many important cities of the UNC, including Stockholm and Copenhagen. The Novgorod request, which had not been responded to during the Four Year's War due to interception, is finally and officially denied by Denmark. The UNC works on improving its economy. The Swedish-led House of Sverker does attempt, however, to repair relations with the HRE, stating that infighting between brothers and sisters of the faith is pointless. The UNC attempts to improve relations with Prussia, offering many exclusive trade deals with the fellow Baltic Nation. They also begin improving relations with Terra Mariana (Livonia) with the intent of vassalizing them.
  • Just so you know, Livonia is already a vassal of Prussia. 
  • 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 our vassal states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, Burgau, Patria del Friuli, Chur, and Württemberg. We begin influencing the Electorate of the Palatinate, Dettingen and Burggrafshaft. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. Albert II of Germany is wed to the only daughter and heiress of the Bohemian king. 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. We begin assimilating the population of Aquileia, which has become dependent on Austrian trade and support for its defense and prosperity. We continue to grow closer through trade. We ask for an alliance with the nation of France to strengthen borders along the empire’s western front.
  • Aragon expands economy and infrastructure. Sardinia has been completely merged into Aragon. Christianity continues to be spread in Sardinia.
  • Brittany: Duke John VI finalizes the deal with Penthièvre where due to their unlawful imprisonment of him, they cede their land to him. The Duke sends envoys to the French, English, Castilians, Aragonians and Portuguese requesting an economic treaty and perhaps a military non-aggression pact, due to their close proximity and Brittany's ideal location in trade.
  • 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

1424

An Akan man known only as Kwame rebels against Oyo rule as oppressive Catholic practises continue. Several parts of the Oyo rise in rebellion.

How am I being oppressive? What "oppressive Catholic practices" do I have? ~Viva
When you bring an outside religion and give it priority that's seen by the people as oppression and betrayal, you are getting a mild event. Be happy and slow it down, bro.Sine dei gloriem "Ex Initio Terrae" (talk)
Slow it down? Have you read anything I wrote? I'm not happy at all. It's been twenty years and the population still isn't fully converted. And none of the local religions were organized in such a way that it could be viewed as a betrayal since all the tribes had their own gods and beliefs. Since many had little contact with one another, Catholicism is viewed as just another one of the local religions (as the natives aren't aware it came from another land). The Oyo proper are largely converted, but the natives being brought into the empire are not. And you've defeated your own event with your statement. The religion itself isn't oppressive. It's your interpretation of what the locals think rather than that my own posts have shown it as being expanded peacefully, and being accepted by the locals as a religion of peace (unlike their present religions as I mentioned several turns ago). ~Viva
The fact that they are Catholic in the first place is implausible. On the moderator page we've discussed retconning almost everything you've claimed so far, and I believe this is one event to weaken you a bit after all this implausible expansion.
ALL OF YOU. ENOUGH. THE CATHOLIC EVENT HERE IS REMOVED. ALL CATHOLIC ACTS IN OYO ARE RETCONNED. I HAVE DICUSSED THIS WITH VIVA AND WE HAVE COME TO A CONCLUSION. -Nova
No, you are one mod and two against you. You can no into cross this out. Foorish mortar. ~ GQM

The Ashikaga Shogunate, having fired upon Ming ships, causes a stir in the people and government of China, with the nation being whipped into a war frenzy (+4 Chinese Morale for five years)

The Chinese really don't seem like they need any buffs at the moment.

Mods are not supposed to be granting themselves any bonuses to their own nation and shouldn't be posting about their sphere of influence. This was agreed upon after the whole Nova Debacle in India.

It might be, but the one who made this event was Nova, not Scan. --Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 07:08, February 25, 2014 (UTC)

After much time deliberating, the Catholicos Paul II of Armenia answers to the proposals of the Council of Batumi. Paul, who is convinced by the reasons given to reconcile both churches, but understands that full integration will be extremely difficult, then makes a counter-proposal, agreeing with all points, but rejecting the second point on the issue of Apostolic Succession and its administration, that stipulates that the Armenian Church will be combined into the Patriarchate of Kartli, and proposing the possibility of both remaining technically separate, but that one “High Patriarch/Catholicos” could be appointed as symbolic head of a combined confederation of the two churches.

  • Prussia: The Prussians continue efforts to vassalize Pomerania. The Prussians continue efforts to annex their vassal of Riga. The Prussians continue developing their economy. The Prussians continue to build their military. 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.
  • The Crusader-Kingdom of Cyprus works more on the military and navy, a new local branch of the Knights Hospitaller is formed being named the Knights Hospitaller-Cyprus. Increased relations with Malmuks continue with more Christians being sent to the Holy Land. A request is sent to the Malmuks to buy Tel Aviv in exchange for help putting down the rebels. Cyprus continues politics with King Janus rising in popularity among the native Greeks as a new noble position reserved for a Greek is made called Prince-Magistrate of Nicosia. The Catholic population grows with the Cyprus Orthodox church also growing. (Note: People are going away from Islam, Greek Orthodoxy, etc.). Influence of Achaia begins (two turns left). The French and Italian population grows around the OTL İskele District, which is becoming home to more and more Western European population. The Western Europeans come with peasants, nobles and merchants alike hoping to build a better life on an emerging nation.
  • Hamburg-Brunswick-Lüneburg: Influence on Saxe-Lauenburg continues (Turn Four). The HTSC, fearing a Crown Merchant-type monopoly from the North Sea Trading League, orders many ships for the merchant fleet. The order calls for the HTSC's ship numbers to increase to 100 by the year 1444. Lumber for the ships comes as far away as Novgorod. Trade is requested from France. The government establishes regular exersizes for the army and navy, to take place every summer. In domestic issues, roads are constructed throughout the domain.
  • Japan (Uesegi Clan): We continue to build up our infrastructure and we decide to buy some illegally and secretly from Chinese smugglers and we decide to invade our neighbors. (Algo, please?) We decide to spread our religion to nearby clans and we decide to send forces to assist our ally: Ashikaga. SECRET: We continue to train for a war against both Ashikaga and the Hosokawa-Kono Clans. We decide to try to reverse engineer the technology behind the Chinese weaponry and attempt to manufacture many of them.
  • Kingdom of Georgia: The Georgian army, led by the Jarishuri, continues fighting in Mesopotamia.
    • Kingdom of Armenia: The Armenian army also continues fighting in Mesopotamia.
    • Council of Batumi: Though Georgian Catholicos Shio II grumbles quietly to himself at the continued autonomy of the Armenian Church, the terms are good enough (and the risk of losing it all over pressing the issue high enough) that he has no choice to accept. Assuming the Roman Empire does not retract its assent over the modification, the resolutions passed at the Council of Batumi will begin functioning next year.
    • Roman Diplomacy: So long as both churches continue to recognize the supremacy of the Church of Constantinople, the Patriarch does not see any significant issue with this change.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: We unify with our vassal of Ukraine, effectively bringing together our East Slavic and Orthodox brethren. With a border now at the sea we begin to effectively increase trade with the Roman Empire. Food and metal production increases following the implementation of Ukraine. Military development continues. Better contact with other nations further west have been created to nations such as Castile, Portugal and France. The trade fleet acquired from Ukraine is at least a decent size to exchange trade through the Roman Empire, and send supplies.
  • Brittany: Brittany continues to improve economically and militarily. Plans are made to send ships to West Africa to trade for gold and salt, while ideas are formed for the colonization of that area late in the future.
    • No one has gotten that far south yet.
    • Well, colonial-wise yet. We can't even start anything that way until 1500 - and even then it's restricted to a few choice powers in the beginning.
    • I meant West Africa as in Morocco. And these are PLANS to EXPLORE, not colonize.
    • Then say explores around Morocco, not colonize ...
    • ... I didn't even go to the explore part, I only said PLAN. Read before you strike, please. Who the hell even are you, anyway?
    • I can only speak for the first post. The others, I know not. -MP
    • Yeah, I can tell from the capitalization and lack of capitalization that it wasn't you. It is annoying though when the so-called Mods don't actually read the full post before saying things.
    • Oh, I read it all right, and my verdict still stands, more or less.
  • Kingdom of Cuzco: We slow our rapid expansion, and instead focus on road work, agriculture and training our soldiers. Raiding parties are sent into the Aymara territory to weaken them.
  • 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
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Order of St John is only strong on Rhodes. The Knights are re-establishing the Knights Hospitaller throughout their kingdoms and states. The Grandmaster Vittorio de Luca will be marrying the Roman Empire's princess, Princess Helena. Vittorio (26) will marry Helena (21) next year. This blessing was given by the Pope [Naples]. The Island of Cyprus has become annexed with two successful invasion finishing off the crusader state. Rodrigo Torez (19), heir to Grand Master, is looking for a bride. The island of Cyprus begins to rebuild itself. The port city in the south of Lanarca is given to the Kingdom of Castile. The Knights expand into the small disorganised regions of Raska and Berat. With the help of Naples they become great neighbors. Rhodes increase its economy and repairs the losses at Cyprus by refitting their army with a small battalion of guns. This battalion was trained in Naples by the architects and designers whom made them. A small fleet of trade ships is produced giving stronger trade route to the Order providing economic support for the growing Empire of the Knights. Serfdom is ended throughout the territories.
    • Tekke (Vassal of Knights Hospitaller): The great naval city of Castio de Torez receives even more fortifications, and more artillery. The base is supplied with the numbers of recruits now spilling into the Order's military.
    • Raska (Vassal of Knights Hospitaller): As the new order comes in to organize the state, the people realizing that a ruling by Catholics might not be to satisfactory begin to leave to other regions of the Roman Empire. As the Catholics in Greece begin to come into the new states. Buildings are constructed and a governor's house is built. Minimal defenses are finished, but not much to stop an army.
    • Berat (Vassal of Knights Hospitaller): As the new order comes in to organize the state, the people realizing that a ruling by Catholics might not be to satisfactory begin to leave to other regions of the Roman Empire. As the Catholics in Greece begin to come into the new states. A military is started as well as many monks and warrior monks come to Berat to attempt to convert the people. 
    • Pylos (Vassal of Knights Hospitaller): The region of Pylos builds new shipyards to expand their naval trade with Venice, Naples and Castile. The military is slowly expanded.
    • Knights Hospitaller diplomacy: Delegates are requested from the Ottoman Empire, Mamluks, and Kingdom of Georgia to find common ground on the war in the Middle East, and for more European nations to get involved, although the Knights Hospitaller may only speak for themselves.
      • Georgian Diplomacy: We would be willing to attend such a conference.
      • Timurid Diplomacy: We would like to attend the conference and pressure the nations to accept peace.
      • Um - you have not won yet. The algo is not done.
      • (Sure, but we can at least start discussing terms now. It's not so much a peace conference as a mid-war shouting match. Also, Knights player - can we get a page up for that so we can start posting proposals? I'd be happy to make one, but I don't know where/if the proposed conference will be held.) TankOfMidgets (talk) 23:31, February 25, 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 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. In dynastic affairs, the kingdoms of Naples and Castile have reached a marriage agreement, the young Frederick of Habsburg will marry Mary of Transtamare this year.
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. The paper industry forging ahead, and also the making of looms, making this duchy in one of the most productive in northern Italy.
    • 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, and now they have the support of a group of bishops. (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 Genoa the boom in production of luxury items continue. Thanks to the advantages of commerce is obtained from Tunis, the Genoese economy restarts his golden age.
    • 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, and is recognized as the best European wine. 
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. Dairy cattle production increases, and in the same way the manufacture of better quality cheese, they continue to be exported to Italy and Byzantium. Vassalization of Croia continues.
    • Vatican City: Pope continue the campaign of evangelization in the lands of the Balkans. Missionaries continue to be sent to support the Order of St John, and a special group of these is working in North Africa, especially in Tunisia, where they try to recover the core of Christians. The Pope thanks the Order for the new bodyguards. Ladislaus I, known as the "magnanimous patrons" orders his artists and builders to start the creation of a palace dedicated to God. The Pope condemns all those who come to the false churches that are being created in Europe, and organizes a council to be held in Rome. Pope calls on all the cardinals to be present next year and work on the new church reform, bringing Christianity on a new path.
    • Provence: The reform of the administration continues, adapting the Neapolitan model which has had so much success. Improves economy through trade, and manufacturing cloth. The military camp is also improved, adding new equipment and Italian military ideas. Influence in Brittany continues as in the previous government.
    • Anjou: As in Provence, the Duchy transformation is performed. The economy and military improve.
    • Alencon: The economy and military improve.
    • Narbonne: The economy and military improve.
    • Vendome: The economy and military improve.
  • Tibet: Continues its vassalization of Nepal. Expands another 200 sq miles into the Shan States from the trading post. The construction at Shigatse continues. The trade caravan makes it safely to the Shan States trading post in early January and begins in late January to continue on to the Sultan of Bengal to ask for a trade alliance. (need Bengali response).
    • ​Bengali Diplomacy: We agree to the trade alliance.
  • Navajo: Centralization, military build up, and influence over the Pueblo continues. We get money from trading iron and the encouraging of young males to join the Iron Army via attending the Iron Academy is successful. With military development coming to a possible close, a meeting between Chief Tooh and The Grand Council of Elders is set up and the Adminstration acts as the interim government. During the meeting, the idea of the Colorado Confederation comes up. Hopefully by our shere dominence, we can bring peace and unity to our region through diplomacy. The purpose of the Colorado Confederation will to ensure peace and unity in the region by all five tribes keeping each other in check in case another nation goes rogue or we are attacked by a hostile invader. As a result, each tribe will remain autonomous but under one league. Each tribe will keep its own army but we can combine in order to form the Confederate Army. War should be a last resort, however, and things should be settled diplomatically first and for most. Diplomancy shall be conducted in Kim, which will be the capital and an autonomous city of the Colorado Confederation. The currency type will be barter with the basis of it being precious metals and the official religion shall be Totenism. Our goal will be the betterment for society with unification in peace and our official motto shall be "It is better to be united in peace than divided in war." We propose the formation of the Colorado Confederation shall be a gradual process as our nations are still centralizing and we invite the Apache, Commanche, Pima, and Pueblo to join the Colorado Confederation. (Needs Mod Response).
    • Kim: Centralization and industralization continue. The Language Campaign is successful and many people attend The Language Academy. As a result of this, we are further united in language, culture, ideas, and religion. With this unity and understanding  many begin to think how to further improve Kim to greatness, especially with news of us being the new capital of the Colorado Confederation. Another result of this unity and understanding trading is happening more effectively and efficiantly and some start to observe the patterns of trading, and they observe that there is a lack of roads outside the center of town. There is, however, not really much government supervision of the construction of roads and thus the extra money is used to set up an Adminstration. There is now the War,  Economic, The Education  and the Agricultural Adminstrations. The money is also used to upgrade the government palace so that the government can run things more effectively and efficiently.
  • Timurid Empire: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues. Draka turns 25. The military is built up, we work on the economy. Draka continues several new fleets continue consutrction in the Timurids harbors. The nation of Venad continues to convert to Islam, as does Jaffna. We influence Bahamani (Year Five). We influence Gujarat (Year One of Three) Bahamani becomes a Timurid vassal. The Timurid ruler commissions a fleet of ships to sail around Africa to reach the rich lands of Morocco and discover riches within Africa itself. Departing from port, the ships house a number of Orthodox men who have paid for transportation to North Africa. Reaching Oyo, the ships dock to replenish their supplies and nurse some of the men's sea-sickness. The Orthodox men are booted off the ship for attempting to convert the Muslim crew into heresy. Left in Oyo, the men decide to settle in the strange land, where they can create a new life for themselves in the region. We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords and composite bows.
    • 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 continue to convert to Islam. Roughly 15% of the population is now loyal to the Timurids and Muslim, with the nation going into Dynastic Union with Bahamani.
    • Sultanate of Bahamani: We enter into Dynastic Union with Venad, under the Timurid ruler Draka, whose son is now 7 years old, and his daughter is also 7. Bahamni, Venad and the Mughal Empire are all now under the same ruler.
    • Kingdom of North Iraq: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues
    • Kingdom of Iran: We work on the economy
    • Kingdom of Gilan:  We work on the economy.
    • Kingdom of Khursan: We work on the economy.
      • Oyo Diplomacy: We would be happy to cater to your needs and re-equip your vessels for the rest of your journey. Additionally, we shall care for the men that you have left behind due to monetary constraints. Travel safely.
      • Timurid Diplomacy: We thank the Oyo for their kindness and generosity, and every year from now on we will send trading fleets to trade with your nation, and help bring you up to modern technology. SECRETLY: We offer to give you weapons and teach you how to make and use them.
      • Oyo Diplomacy: While we are honored that you wish to aid us, during our trade with the Spaniards, they were kind enough to trade weapons and armor with us in exchange for gold and ivory. We need only the information your people possess, for we thirst for knowledge.
      • Timurid Diplomacy: Then it will be so, we will begin to give you modern technology.
  • Chiribaya: We continue to build more fortifications in our territory.
  • France: The military and navy are built up, the vassalage of Verdun and Metz begins. Continues establishing its own entity to deal with the religious crisis left by the schism. While this, Prince Louis turns ten and continues attending a renowned school in Paris learning about politics and theology, navy experience a huge boost due to trade with North Africa through St Marie d'Africa. the alliance with Austria is reviewed, but for now France states neutrality is their best policy.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. Vassalage of Strassburg starts. 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.
    • Lorraine: Military and economy are built up.
    • Berry: Military and economy are built up.
    • Bourbon: Military and economy are built up.
    • Auvergne: Military and economy are built up
    • Forez: Military and economy are built up
    • MOD post: Due to the current state of affairs in France, the next king will inherit the lands of Valois, Burgundy, Parthenay, Angouleme and the lands of House Auvergne as one realm.
      • Please, take into account how many people have to die, and your king's relation to any one of those people for this to happen. The best option would be if the Duke of Orleáns died, and then Angoulême, Orleáns and Valois passed to the king as soon as he died. Plus, there is an already established succession in Burgundy, and Auvergne not only has an established succession of its own, the family that rules Auvergne right now has little relation to the Valois.
  • Grand Duchy of Bavaria: Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI successfully vassalizes the lords of Nurnburg. 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 five large carracks being finished, and by 1424 a trade route is put in place. Such important places in the trade route include Rome, Athens, Constantinople, and Gibraltar. Within a decade, Heinrich hopes to extend the routes to the north of Europe, starting with petitioning the Kings of England, France and Brittany to allow the construction of Bavarian trade houses near ports or docks. The planned market center in Landshut continues to be developed. Heinrich XVI allocates power to his councillors in figuring out a new church or any new Western church to join. In dynastic news, Heinrich XVI observes how most of the Pfalz nobility supports an independent, non-Bavarian state. However, the Grand Duke begins establishing relations with the few noblemen who do support him. In religious news, Heinrich opens up the country to the Hollander reformists and preachers, noting that the Reformation from the west is a good answer to the current schism and would be a suitable replacement.
    • Munchen: The main campus of Queen Isabell University is completed, and the beginning courses include French, Latin, English, and Greek as well as theology, clergy training and mathematics being taught. By 1424, the total class amounts to about 1000 people. 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.
    • Burgau: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Nurnburg: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
  • 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 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, Portugal accepts the Breton offer.
  • County of Oldenburg: The contest for Prince-Bishop of Osnabruck continues, with Count Dietrich pouring money into his campaign to get his candidate (a Sedevacantist) appointed. He is supported by the Sedevacantist population of Osnabruck. (Mods, response please? Does the Oldenburg-backed Sedevacantist candidate get the position?) Obviously, this results in growing influence over Osnabruck, and vassalisation enters its seventh year. The military is slightly improved a bit. The OHG splits its fleet this year, with half going North to Albion and the Baltic, and the other half going to Morocco and the Canaries.
  • The Celestial Empire of Ming China, led by the glorious Yongle (Eternal Happiness) Emperor declares war on the Ashikaga Shogunate. The main port of Obama (yes, it is real) is leveled and used as the landing grounds for the Northern Ming Army of 250,000 troops ferried over by the Grand Treasure Fleet. Tsuruga is likewise treated. Meanwhile, due to the state of affairs to the north, the Western and Southern Ming armies with a combined strength of 800,000 men attack the weakened Mongol Khanate which has warred with the Alliance of the Oirats for many years. We ask other Japanese Daimyos to help and if there is support for the Ming Empire then we guarantee that we will not take any land on the main isles of Nippon. Korea, Tainan and the Haixi send troops to both conflicts while Qara Del, due to distance, only fights against the Mongols. In accordance with the Ming-Tran dynastical alliance, Dai Viet is asked to send troops to help the Ming Empire. The Yongle Emperor, sensing the enroachment of old age, decides to reform to allow the next Emperor to have an easier time. The census system is overhauled and major infrastructure projects to tame the Huang He (Yellow River) and the ChangJiang (Yangtze) begin. Cities are "tidied up" as streets are widened and a basic medieval sewage system is put in place (carts and donkeys, nothing fancy since water based sewage will not be available for centuries). Ferries are constructed to improve North South communication and the dockyards of the Delta are expanded further. The Yongle Emperor has set the great Chinese behemoth to rely on the seas ...
    • ​'Japan (Hosokawa-Kono Clan) Dip'In order to help our allies we send messages to our allied daimyos to help the Ming Empire (Toki, Shiba, Hatekeyama). We ask for the Emperor to only take controll of the coastline for now as the Ashikaga's power lies in their sea access.
  • Mayan Empire: Fishing in the sea becomes a prime export, and we open trade with other tribes. Massive construction work continues on the new capital, named Maya City.
  • 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 vassalization attempts on Orissa continue (Year Seven). 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. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat. Cash crops continue to be grown in large amounts. The vassalization process continues on Aoch and Kohm (Year Ten). 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 Eight of integration). The merchants that continually travel between Kohm, Aoch, and Ava continue to allow for some of the populations of those nations to continue to convert to Islam. The trade post on the Andamana Islands in the Bay of Bengal continues to develop into a full settlement, and remains a stopping point for many Bengali traders travelling by sea to the Orient. Two daughters are born to the Sultan and his wife, the Garjati princess. One is named Delshad Jameela, and the other is named Zarah Widad.
    • 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.
    • Andamana Islands Location

      The Location of the Bengali Emirate of Andamana (Andamana is the Bengali translation of Andaman)

      Emirate of Andamana: The settlement on Āndāmāna has been developing for several years now, and has become a full fledge settlement as well as a stopping point for many trade vessels. Due to its location away from Bengal, the Sultan decides to grant it as a Emirate (Duchy) title to one of his father's former advisors, Mansoor Basil Amirmoez. He begins to reclaim land on the island to make room for farms, and to have timber for building both boats and houses. The Emirate expands 500 km into the island.
  • 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 start building a private school in Rostov. We start building private schools in Torzhok. We will soon build a private school in Staraya Ladoga in the near future. In the year 1445, we will annex Rostov and Yaroslavl into Novgorod. We ask Denmark for an alliance against our Rival Sweden.(Mod response please).
    • Yaroslavl: We start the construction of the private school in Yaroslavl. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
    • Rostov: We completed the construction of the private school in Rostov. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
    • UNC Response: This request has been denied several times already. Please stop attempting to undermine the House of Sverker.
  • UNC: The UNC expands its military, especially its navy. As the House of Sverker continues to solidify its position in the UNC, restoration efforts are conducted in Denmark and Norway. Much of Oslo has already been rebuilt, though countless farms, homes, and towns around the UNC were damaged in the war. The restoration efforts go a long way in improving the infrastructure of the UNC. As the UNC continues to solidify its presence as a powerhouse in Northern Germany, it extends an offer of an alliance with Albion, Prussia, and Hamburg.
    • H-B-L Dip: We agree to the alliance, hoping to avoid another war.
  • Roman Empire: The Roman Empire settles into a long period of peace following the defeat of the Latins in Greece. The Empire pardons most of the remaining nobles, although some tensions still remain. Centurione II's daughter Catherine marries Prince Constantine in order to formally end the legacy of the Latin Roman Empire. Serfdom is abolished in former Latin Achaea, and the Greeks there celebrate. The infrastructure of the new Despotate of Achaea is rebuilt, connecting it to the rest of the Empire. The Emperor reiterates his offer toward the Mamluks and the Ottomans.
    • Theodoro: The kingdom continues to expand trade with the Black Sea Triangle along with the Russian states and the Golden Horde. The returning levies are honored for their service, but some of the Crimean Gothic soldiers are discriminated by some of the Greek nobles.
    • Georgian Diplomacy: Georgia sends an offer to the Roman Empire: in exchange for support in the current war, Georgia will provide support one level higher than the Romans in a future conflict of the Romans' choice. The Georgian king also reminds the Romans that the Patriarchate of Antioch lies in Mamluk hands; given the Mamluks' current state of weakness, a Roman invasion could return Syria to Roman rule at a low price.
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: The General Estate continues to grow in wealth as the banking and trade sectors grow. With the newly established North Sea Trade League Dutch merchants who form the largest trading group in the north alongside the English completely dominate trade routes in the north as they no longer compete with English traders but work hand in hand with them. The Dutch English expedition continues to travel along the West African Coast and several purchases are made of ivory, gold and slaves and charting of the coastline is made up to the coasts of Sierra Leone. However, with low supplies and inadequate charts of the region, the Dutch portion of the fleet says to pull back for now and to start an expedtion that is better equipped for the next year, as profits from this voyage have been made. (It would be impossible if we headed farther south without proper charts and supplies).  Military reforms continue as the firearms are now given to one in every three men instead of one in every four. Ties with the rest of the Netherlands continue to grow and Hollander and Brabant diplomats are continuously move in and out of the courts of the Netherlands to create stronger relations with the neighbors of the General Estates. Shiprights continue to develop sturdier and more seaworthy ships creating a prototype of the caravel (not the caravel but a forerunner which was created in the 1450s OTL) and other ship designs which favor mobility and firepower over size. The Dutch fleet now numbers 80 ships after two decades of building up and more ships are on the way. The merchant fleet also continues to grow. Relations with France, England, Castile, Prussia and the UNC continue to grow. The courts of Amsterdam, The Hague and Brussels continue to support artists, scientists and free thinkers. This environment of creativity and liberal ideals gives birth to the start of the so-called Dutch Renaissance. As a consequence of this development and the continued expansion of the reformist ideas many begin to question the Catholic church's ideas and the foundations of the Holy Roman Empire. Johannist Reformists continue to travel into the German States and into France to spread the papers and to preach the flaws of the Church and the need for extreme reforms.
  • 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 continue influencing Florence and Padua. 
  • Castile: The Castilian economy continues a larger process of pulling in more money through trade. The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to convert 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 toward a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move toward 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 19, is ambushed by members of a powerful king sanctioned Muslim trade guild. Crown Prince John showing expert swordsmanship skills as well as with the manpower of St Johns knights, and the Royal guard kill the hired mercenaries with little issue. Following this John returns to the capital and has the entire Muslim trade guild killed and replaced with Traders of St Johns. John, now with full support from his people and his father and the noblemen, begins the process of transferring power from King Henry to Prince John. John now has a son and daughter twins, named Elenor, and Henry after their grandparents.  The Kingdom's 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. Castile begins a major process of researching the arquebus acquired and develops its own version which is used to replace the hand cannons. Castile sends 10,000 troops once again to aid St John. The Castilian navy using the Canaries as a base continually explore the area and discover a new island chain, the closest island is able to be settled and a small settlement springs up on the islands and is built up and styled as a resupply base. (200 sq km).
    • I sent her in 1423.
    • Granada:  The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir dies and his son now named the Emir begins to style the country as a Principality (Emirate means Principality) to be more neutral and friendly to its liege lord of Castile. The Emir, however, remains secretly Christian and begins hiring a few Castilian advisors who are wholly more competent than many of the Granadan advisors. 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 country begins to show promising signs of real economic advancement. The population of true Castilians in the country begins to increase to rival the native Granadans as many of the Muslims have left the area due to the unfavorable atmosphere of the country.
    • 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 finally completely covering the islands begins to send moderately sized fleets that are resupplied from the islands and from Castile to continually explore the area. 
  • Japan (Hosokawa-Kono Clan): With the Chinese beginning to attack Ashikaga, the Kampaku, Hosokawa Katashi decides that it is time to react. He sends messengers to his allies (Toki, Shiba, Hatekeyama) to both stop anyone from leaving the Ashikaga daimyo and to help the Ming Empire. The Kampaku also prepares his army, and plans to station it in one of his ally's lands. A rigorous military training begins, and new weapons are crafted. Militia are also called to war, although they will receive training before they go to the fronts.
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): We fix up our roads and add outposts in different areas just to watch out for enemies. We build up our economy bu fixing trade routes to the Usegi state. Six more ships are being built. With the Chinese beginning to try to attack our nation, we sent up our troops around our nation to protect our lands. We decide to try to reverse engineer the technology behind the Chinese weaponry and attempt to manufacture many of them. We secretly send ambassadors to the Ming Empire and Korea to discuss the Hosokawa-Kono and Uesegi Clan. We decide to send a cultural exchange treaty to China and Korea and we request their support to crush our neighbors. We also ask the Ming empire to stop attacking us, we do not want to fight you. Knowing that spies are all over the country we stay secreted in our home nation and wait 'til the spies leave. We also begin to invest in trade with them and begin to establish fortifications within our cities and villages to protect our people.
  • Hosokawa: sent messengers to the Toki, Shiba and Hatekeyama clans so you can't really go through their lands without a high chance of being attacked. Also, you should stop trying to get Ming and Korea on your side. It just won't work. -Sky
  • The United principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia: The economy continues to grow steadily. Several banks emerge, based on Venetian styles. Mining continues to grow, and much of the ore extracted in now refined into raw iron within the borders of the principalities. Watermills and workshops continue to expand, and shipyards along the coast are also expanded. The merchant fleet (under private ownership) reaches nearly 300 ships of many shapes and sizes. In order to defend these merchants plans are laid build a larger navy, but the expansion is scheduled for a later date. Cannons and firearms are researched, and several new designs are developed. Finished iron is fast becoming the largest export of the nation, and many more finished goods are being made and sold.
  • The Jochid Ulus' economy and population increases as the nation continues to grow in its recent pace. The Siberian colony expands by 5000 sq km as the population of these areas increases. The Mastorava begins to be used by Nenets for their faiths, heavily modified to include their semi-nomadic beliefs. The growth of the economy continues, as the large crops and the reindeer trade continue to heavily grow. The first warship of the Ulus is unveiled in Sochi; it is small, but it is the pride of the Empire. The Empire continues to send military aid to the Ottomans in their war against the Mamluks. The population and the cities continue to join quickly. The Mastorava spreads amongst pagans across the nation.
    • Great Perm expands its military. The Christian government of Perm continues to build churches and the economy grows as the population does too. Merchants continue to secretly teach Novgorodan kids in Komi.
    • Adyghea expands by 2000 sq km. The population booms as people flock to the Caucasus plazas. The economy also grows as trade with Georgia and the Ulus is established.
  • Mangut Nivkghu: Expands 5000 sq km up the Amur River
  • Munster: All of Munster is shocked when King Thomas is found dead by suicide in his bedroom. He was showing signs of mental problems, and it appeared to have cumulated in his suicide. His son succeeds him, and a statue is erected in Cork. Trade continues with the Icelandic settlement, mostly from the Erie Merchant Company, as little comes from the desolate isle, and some leave the settlement back for Ireland, but at the end of the year, a makeshift dock and trading facility is completed, bolstering the population minorly. We ask the UNC to recognize the settlement. OOC: Note, that this is not part of Munster, just a VERY SMALL (50 or so people) settlement of Irishmen dependent on trade with Munster. Farming reforms continue, with the majority of the Kingdom having adopted the new reforms by now, raising food production. Most towns of Munster are connected via road, and a road is extended into southern coastal Mayo, and many clansmen of the area are attracted by it and settlements spring up alongside it. In this way, we expand into southern coastal Mayo. Much of Munster is happy as the first Western Pope, Ian is from Munster. Though not all of Munster is Western Catholic, many are, and conversions to the true Church continue, with the epicenter being at the Rock of Cashel, in Tipperary, the center of Western Catholicism in Munster. Some missionaries go into the clans of Mayo, further spreading Munsterian culture amongst the clansmen, and the bravest go to England. Military reforms continue, as Munster could be under threat from Roman Catholic nations who are looking to extinguish this new branch of Catholicism. Trade continues in northern regions, and many who once traded in other locations, sail to the north German coast, and areas controlled by the UNC, as trade relations with them have begun, and due to England's efforts to eclipse the Hanseatic League. Whiskey continues to be a popular export. Several of our ships sail alongside the English and B-H-H as they go south to Africa, and some return, bringing back strange tales and riches. We suppport the idea of moving the headquarters of Western Catholicism to a neutral location, and support Man as a neutral location for the new headquarters of the religion. The King shows signs of mental issues, as he has an odd obsession with everything Roman. We also support movement of the capital of Albion to Man eventually.
  • Trier: We upgrade our military and economy. We influence the states around us. 
  • Khmer Empire: King Dara I continues to expand the empire, which begins to expand to the southwest in particular, toward the ocean. The rebuilding of Angkor Wat continues. An additional 1000 men are added to the army. Also, after hearing rumors from foreign traders of 'fire shooters' being used as weapons of war by men in a place called "Europe," the head of the army realizes that the bang fai rockets used by people of Laotian descent across southeast Asia in the so-called "Rocket Festival" ((OOC: This is a real thing.)). Thus, the military begins investigating potential combat uses for these rockets.
  • Cahokian Civilisation: The external threats facing the Cahokian Civilisation are now what can be expected of any state. The tribal states to the north and west are kept under a very watchful eye, with scouts being sent to them to provide any important information. Scouts are also sent to the extreme south for the first time, starting their journey via OTL Texas. Cahokia continues to stand as the political centre over four civilizations: The Cahokian Civilisation, Moundville Civilisation, Etowah Civilisation, and Parkin Civilisation. The Cahokian elite, now made up of individuals from all four Cahokian led civilisations, are now spread equally among Cahokian lands. Cahokia and its vassals draw even closer together. Great Alligator remains Chief of the Cahokian led civilisations. The House of Birdman now surpasses the House of Great Alligator in terms of popular support, but still lags behind in elite support. Birdman now presses for a United Kingdoms of Cahokia made up of four kingdoms created from the four Cahokian led civilisations, to reflect the now Cahokian based life of all Cahokian lands. The ‘Epic Flying Serpent Mound’ continues to draw pilgrimages from all Cahokian led civilisations, with numbers only comparable to pilgrimages to OTL Mecca. More outside of Cahokian lands begin to follow the Southern Cult instead of minor pagan beliefs, and as a result pilgrimages into Cahokian lands from tribal settlements and minor civilisations to see Cahokian effigies become more common. Cahokian culture and ideals are spread further into these lands as a result. The population of Cahokia grows to around 130,000 Cahokians thanks to natural population growth and immigration. 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 Military is put out on its first full patrol of all Cahokian led lands, to test their skills, and defend the populace from any potential attacks. Expansion to the east of Cahokian lands continues with fervour, and now with the use of iron weaponry, we finish our goal of taking control of a decent section of the coast. We expand 20,000 sq km  outward from the eastern protrusion as a result. 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 the city of New Mississippia on OTL New York Bay continue to send back resources, and grow in size. More mound settlements are built around the trade posts and city, to house the families of the traders and immigrants. The city of New Mississippia on OTL Staten Island expands into OTL Brooklyn and OTL Manhattan. The grouping of settlements on the site of OTL Norfolk on OTL Chesapeake Bay gains city status like New Mississippia, and is called ‘New Cahokia’. The creation and stabilization of the Fort Ancient Civilisation is expected to be completed within the next four years.
    • Moundville Civilisation: Trade between the Cahokian Civilisation and Moundville Civilisation is now at a sustainable level for both sides, with the goal being the improvement of Moundville. The traders of the Cahokian elite have now trained up their Moundvillian counterparts to equal levels; allowing for fair trading negotiations. The trading of Cahokia’s food surplus to the Moundville Civilisation continues however, to prevent any chance of stagnation. The monthly waste removal ritual continues to be used in Moundvillian lands. The water supply canal systems continue to be utilized in Moundvillian lands. Medicine men are now as prevalent in the Moundvillian Civilisation as the Cahokian Civilisation. The Moundville Civilisation expands by 20,000 km up the Florida coastline.
    • Etowah Civilisation: Etowah continues to be given the most current weapons, armor, and technology the Cahokian Civilisation has. Continuing the catch up of the Etowah Civilisation to the Cahokian Civilisation, this is expected to be completed within the next year. 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 continues to be used in Etowah lands. The water supply canal systems continue to be used in Etowah lands. Medicine men continue to arrive from Cahokia; becoming more spread throughout the Etowah Civilisation.
    • Parkin Civilisation: Parkin continues to be given the most current weapons, armor, and technology the Cahokian Civilisation has. Continuing the catch up of the Parkin Civilisation to the Cahokian Civilisation, this is expected to be completed within the next year. 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 continues to be used in Parkin lands. The water supply canal systems continue to be used in Parkin lands. Medicine men continue to arrive from Cahokia; becoming more spread throughout the Parkin Civilisation.
  • Oyo Empire: Oyo continues to expand its borders by 10,000 km, teaching the natives how to farm and fish properly in a manner that can sustain and support a growing population. As Oyo's might become more and more evident, many tribals are coerced into joining the tribe of the larger Yoruba for the benefits that come with it, while others are pressured by family members to join them as Yoruba. Many make the transition out of the idea of being apart of a more powerful tribe in the region, while others see the Yoruba as the way of the future, and join to secure a greater position for their children in the decades to come. Oyo's forgemasters present a gift to the dying Alaafin, Oranyan, a massive gold and ivory statue in his likeness conveying the love of his people for their emperor, who led them out of the darkness and into a new era of knowledge and learning. As Oyo's population continues to grow in literacy, the government commissions the creation of a daily print that will allow the people to know what is happening at all corners of the Oyo nation. A second nlanla is completed by the shipyards of Lagos, and is named after the Alaafin in his honor. Though not the custom to name great seafaring vessels after men or living men at that, given Oranyan's role in helping the people transform into a modern nation over the last quarter of a century, the shipwrights believe it is the least they can do to honor their lord, especially for such a massive ship as a nlanla. The colony on Sao Tome and Principe continues to develop its lands, establishing itself as a major fishing center in the immediate region. As Benin begins to wane in strength, Oyo begins to influence its government by supplanting the government officials there, and winning the hearts and minds of the locals. The first year of vassalization of Benin begins. The four young Orthodox priests brought to Oyo and booted off at the port of Lagos begin to preach to the locals as they establish themselves in the land. Many people including many of the nobles in the city of Lagos become interested in the teachings of these men. They are immediately taken to Alaafin Oranyan to present their beliefs to him in person. It is suspected that the Oyo's willingness to listen to their teachings may be due to their education, seeking to hear what the men have to say before judging them as some unenlightened ones may due outside of the great halls of learning Oyo has established over the years.
  • Hesse: As we reach over the 50% mark for land, we demand an annexation of Brunswick-Gottingen, so they will become a full part of our territory. (Mod Respond?).  Ludwig I has a child with his wife, a baby boy. He names him Ludwig II.
  • 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 our vassal states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, Burgau, Patria del Friuli, Chur, and Württemberg. We begin influencing the Electorate of the Palatinate , Dettingen, and Burggrafshaft. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. 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. We begin assimilating the population of Aquileia, which has become dependent on Austrian trade and support for its defense and prosperity. We continue to grow closer through trade. We ask for an alliance with the nation of France to strengthen borders along the empire’s western front. We send support to the Knights Hospitaller in their righteous fight for Christianity. 
  • Aragon expands the economy and infrastructure. Christianity continues to be spread in Cyrenaica.

1425

It is estimated that Beijing, capital of China, is now the largest city in the world, taking the lead from Nanjing. Population in China continues to steadily increase. By this year, paper currency in China is worth only 0.025% to 0.014% its original value in the 14th century; this and counterfeiting of copper coin currency will lead to a dramatic shift to using silver as the common medium of exchange in China.

Ming China is employing a dual capital system, Beijing administers the northern states and the northern vassals while Nanjing governs Beijing, southern China and Tainan and is the seat of the Emperor. In addition with the expansion of the Yangtxe dockyards, Nanjing's population has swelled even higher. Hangzhou also has a larger population than Beijing. ~Scan
Hey, I told them that this event shouldn't be here, but they didn't listen. - Collie
I was told by Fed and others to post it anyway so I did. My apologies. - Mscoree

The Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium is founded.

The Apache, Commanche, Pima, and Pueblo respond to Navajos request, and upon consideration, agree to form a very loose confederation to provide for a common defense.

Uprising by the Maltese against Don Gonsalvo Monroy, Count of Malta. The insurgents repel an attempt by the Viceroy of Sicily to bring the island to order. The Maltese demand that their Catalan-Aragonese rulers create a document of rights before they submit.

Not ruled by Aragonese anymore. If there be something I am missing, let me know. -MP

With the downfall of the Principality of Achaea and the pretender of the Latin Roman Empire, several Latin nobles in Greece become discontented, and several meet in order to plot rebellion.

Mali enters a civil war when the king dies without an clear heir, throwing the region into anarchy as the factions backing each claimant fight amongst themselves.

  • Prussia: The Prussians continue efforts to vassalize Pomerania. The Prussians continue efforts to annex their vassal of Riga. The Prussians continue developing their economy . The Prussians continue to build their military. 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.
  • Hamburg-Brunswick-Lüneburg: Influence of Saxe-Lauenburg continues (Turn Five). Shipbuilding increases in response to the HTSC order. Hamburg holds the first review for the military, improvement is needed. With no noble families offering a wife, William quits looking. Hamburg also offers assistance to Holland in its next southerly voyage, seeing opportunities with accurate maps of the African coastline. In economic news, trade is offered to France, Hungary, St John, and Naples.
    • Naples accepts.
  • Tibet: Continues the final year of vassalization for Nepal. The Gongma sends an emissary to the King of Nepal to ask for his daughter's hand in marriage. (Need Mod Response). The trading post in the Shan States grows another 200 sq mi. The construction of Shigatse continues and construction on the road continues. Tibet continues to influence the already Buddhist Shan States. Tibet sends another trade caravan going from Lhasa to Bengal via The Shan States trading post filled with manuscripts written by Bön monks and some food grown by local farmers.
    • Mod Response: Accepted.
  • Kingdom of Cuzco: We slow our rapid expansion, and instead focus on road work, agriculture and training our soldiers. Raiding parties are sent into the Aymara territory to weaken them.
  • Timurid Empire: Stocking up of food continues while construction of new roads continues. Draka's twins turn 8. The military is built up, we work on the economy. Draka continues several new fleets continue construction in the Timurids harbors. The nation of Venad continues to convert to Islam. We influence Gujarat (Year Two of Three). We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords and composite bows. The religious minorities are offered incentives to convert willingly to Islam, and masses of heretics begin to convert. We establish a national public school system fro those between the ages of ten and 17, with seven grades to teach math, science, literature, politics, economics, and music.
    • 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 continue to convert to Islam. Roughly 25% of the population is now loyal to the Timurids and Islam.
    • Sultanate of Bahamani: We work on the economy and our infrastructure. The military is slighlty built up with the construction of a navy
    • .Kingdom of North Iraq: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues.
    • Kingdom of Iran: We work on the economy.
    • Kingdom of Gilan:  We work on the economy.
    • Kingdom of Khursan: We work on the economy.
  • 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. The paper industry forging ahead, and also the making of looms, making this duchy in one of the most productive in northern Italy.
    • 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, and now they have the support of a group of bishops. (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 Genoa the boom in production of luxury items continue. Thanks to the advantages of commerce is obtained from Tunis, the Genoese economy restarts his golden age.
    • 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, and is recognized as the best European wine. 
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. Dairy cattle production increases, and in the same way the manufacture of better quality cheese, they continue to be exported to Italy and Byzantium. Vassalization of Croia continues.
    • Vatican City: Pope continue the campaign of evangelization in the lands of the Balkans. Missionaries continue to be sent to support the Order of St John, and a special group of these is working in North Africa, especially in Tunisia, where they try to recover the core of Christians. The Pope thanks the Order for the new bodyguards. Ladislaus I, known as the "magnanimous patron" orders his artists and builders to start the creation of a palace dedicated to God. The Pope condemns all those who come to the false churches that are being created in Europe. The Pope got sick and the Council of Rome will be done the next year.
    • Provence: The reform of the administration continues, adapting the Neapolitan model which has had so much success. Improves economy through trade, and manufacturing cloth. The military camp is also improved, adding new equipment and Italian military ideas. Influence in Brittany continues as in the previous government.
    • Anjou: As in Provence, the Duchy transformation is performed. The economy and military improve.
    • Alencon: The economy and military improve.
    • Narbonne: The economy and military improve.
    • Vendome: The economy and military improve.
  • Roman Empire: The New Year starts off in a tragedy for the Empire. Emperor Manuel II dies in his sleep early January. The next week, his son and heir John is coronated at the Hagia Sophia as Emperor John VIII, who immediately titles his father as "the Reviver" for his work at saving the Empire. The coronation is attended by his family and Patriarch Joseph II, along with several nobles and other prominent guests. John VIII already takes a bold step early in his reign when he insists that he and his family move back into the Great Palace of Constantinople instead of the Bucoleon Palace used by his predecessors. This symbolizes the new life and power that the Empire now controls. To further expand and maintain this power, John VIII sets his sights on several high level military reforms in order to strengthen the military for future conflicts. The Emperor is believed to begin transforming the army from one of mercenaries and militia into one of professional foot soldiers and gunmen, but this will take many years. The regimental division is revised, meaning one allagion is now 1000 soldiers instead of the former 320-400. This eases the administration of the army and also reduces costs. To reduce costs further while maintaining effectiveness, John VIII dismisses the majority of the Latin mercenaries in the army, but retains several experienced officers in order to train the troops further in Western tactics. Most of these dismissed troops either travel to the Despotate of Achaea or the Knights Hospitaller for new lives. The Empire also renews research into Greek fire, although the probability of creating functioning siphons remains unlikely. The Empire hires several more gunsmiths and deploys them to Greece, Pamphylia and Pontus in order to produce more guns there. The Emperor is believed to begin transforming the army from one of mercenaries and militia into one of professional foot soldiers and gunmen, but this will take many years to come to fruition. The Emperor also responds to the message of the Georgians, asking what else can be gained from the war, as John VIII understands that the Knights Hospitaller have an interest in that area. He reiterates the offer of his father to both the Ottomans and the Mamluks. John VIII also sends a diplomat and priest to the Pope in Rome, suggesting that the church may be reformed and the schism healed in order to better counteract the troubles of heresy and external threats to the Christian faith.
    • Theodoro: The kingdom continues to perform trade as usual. The Crimean Gothic population in proportion to the Greek population rises as more Greeks move out to seek better merchant jobs in Constantinople. As such, the Crimean Gothic troops returning home get a bit defensive regarding the intolerance faced by some of the Greek nobles. Luckily, King Stephen's brother-in-law John VIII signs a decree recognizing the Goths as soldiers "as true as any Greek," stiffing such problems for now.
    • Georgian Response: After sending his condolences over the loss of Emperor Manuel, King Giorgi admits that he can personally offer little beyond reciprocal assistance to the Romans, as any liberated Assyrian territories would be impractical for the Empire to govern due to its inaccessibility. While he hopes the Ottoman Sultan will provide a more compelling offer than Georgia's strained resources permit him to give, the Georgian King merely requests a trade of Roman supplies for future Georgian military aid. Given that the Roman Empire currently faces threats closer to home than Cairo, such as the rumored Latin unrest in Achaea, the Georgian King understands if the Empire is unwilling to commit its legions to a secondary front; he merely asks that the Empire not intervene on the Mamluks' behalf at the present juncture.
    • Roman Diplomacy: John VIII responds by saying that re-introducing Roman authority into Assyria is nearly impossible given the current conditions, and that land is currently fit for Assyrians, anyway. Instead, the Emperor proposes that in exchange for Roman supplies and staging areas, the Ottomans turn over the sacred island of Mount Athos to the Orthodox Roman Empire. This is just a thought, and not a demand.
  • 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
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Order continues to expand its military as well as economy. The Grandmaster, Vittorio de Luca is to marry Princess Helena of Constantinople, to further strengthen the bond between the already friendly bond between the two nations. The Order is interested in a marriage between Rodrigo Torez and a princess which would form an alliance. The Order begins to vassalize the regions of Berat and Raska (Four turns left).
    • Cyprus (Annexed by Knights Hospitaller): Starts to rebuild its military as well as refortifying the great city of Nicosia. The Order sends more Catholic missionaries, so that Rhodes becomes a purely militaristic island. A small navy is under construction at Cyprus, as new shipyards are built. The governor of Cyprus is elected from within the Order, named Riccardo Latrano.
    • Tekke (Vassal of Knights Hospitaller): The naval city of Castio de Torez is further fortified with doubling all cannons and guns and crossbows, imported from Genoa, owned by Naples.
    • Pylos (Vassal of Knights Hospitaller): Fortifies the city of Pylos by re-inforcing the walls with wooden beams and building wooden walkwedges through out the city. The region only expands in military as the trade ships at Pylos are sunk by Greek pirates.
    • Knights Hospitaller diplomacy: The Order would like to take a time of peace to rebuild its forces to high numbers and beef up the economy. Also would like to confirm with the Byzantine Empire that a marriage is valid, and to confirm with the Pope [Naples] that the marriage of a Grand Master and princess is legal, and he gives his blessing.
    • The Pope gives his bless.
    • You don't own Ragusa, Raska or Berat. These states are big enough to take you more than a while to be vassalized and even more to be annexed, and Ragusa isn't even disorganized and as far as I know they are related to Venice. When it comes to vassals it takes a minimum of five years. Sorry. Sine dei gloriem "Ex Initio Terrae" (talk)
    • Sorry about that, Sine. I was informed if it's disorganized, you may expand into it in one turn. I will vassalize then. SwankyJ (talk) 20:33, February 26, 2014 (UTC)
  • France: The military and navy are built up, the vassalage of Verdun and Metz begins. Continues establishing its own entity to deal with the religious crisis left by the schism. While this, Prince Louis turns ten and continues attending a renowned school in Paris learning about politics and theology, navy experience a huge boost due to trade with North Africa through St Marie d'Africa. The alliance with Austria is reviewed, but for now France states neutrality is their best policy.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. Vassalage of Strassburg starts. 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.
    • Lorraine: Military and economy are built up.
    • Berry: Military and economy are built up.
    • Bourbon: Military and economy are built up.
    • Auvergne: Military and economy are built up.
    • Forez: Military and economy are built up.
  • 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, a explorer named Diogo de Silves, gathering intelligence about oceanic winds and currents, discovers an island northwest of Leiname. Meanwhile, Portuguese traders continue visiting the Castilian settlements in the Canaries. Meanwhile, Portuguese sailors start to try to go past the "Cabo do Medo", south of the Canary islands and that is said to be impassable. Meanwhile, wheat starts to be cultivated in Leiname. By this time, fish consists of about half of the settlers' diet.
    • I just discovered that I was expanding past Madeira's size, so I crossed out my posts about Leiname after it took up the whole island. --Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 12:48, February 26, 2014 (UTC)
  • Grand Duchy of Bavaria: Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI successfully vassalizes the lords of Nurnburg. 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 ten large carracks being finished, and by 1425 a trade route is put in place. Such important places in the trade route include Rome, Athens, Constantinople, and Gibraltar. Within a decade, Heinrich hopes to extend the routes to the north of Europe, starting with petitioning the Kings of England, France and Brittany to allow the construction of Bavarian trade houses near ports or docks. The planned market center in Landshut continues to be developed. Heinrich XVI allocates power to his councillors in figuring out a new church or any new Western church to join. In dynastic news, Heinrich XVI observes how most of the Pfalz nobility supports an independent, non-Bavarian state. However, the Grand Duke begins establishing relations with the few noblemen who do support him. In religious news, Heinrich opens up the country to the Hollander reformists and preachers, noting that the Reformation from the west is a good answer to the current schism and would be a suitable replacement.
    • Munchen: The main campus of Queen Isabell University is completed, and the beginning courses include French, Latin, English, and Greek as well as theology, clergy training and mathematics being taught. By 1425, the total class amounts to about 1050 people. 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.
    • Burgau: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Nurnburg: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
  • County of Oldenburg: The contest for the position of Prince-Bishop of Osnabruck drags on into ANOTHER year. Count Dietrich CONTINUES backing the his pro-Oldenburg, Sedevacantist candidate, and hopes that the powers that be (MODS!) decide on a bishop soon. Vassalisation of said prince-bishopric continues into its eighth year. The OHG splits its fleet the same way, bringing home decent profits.
  • Majapahit: Emperor Wikramadhana decides in all his wisdom that the Muslims won't be prosecuted. They may not build mosques but can preach in the open air or at home. The teacher that wanted a centralized schoolsystem has a large group of followers but sadly he dies. His followers ask permission to settle in Sulawesi and build there an new settlement, with the special school system. The emperor agrees and the bocahs (the students), as they call themselves, sail away.
  • Mayan Empire: As Maya City nears completetion, forts are built along the farthest reaches of the empire, and naval strength is increased. 
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): We fix up our roads and add outposts in different areas just to watch out for enemies. We build up our economy by fixing trade routes to the Usegi state. Six more ships are being built. Around our capital city we start to build a giant fort - walls and towers that go around the whole city. The towers are located at the four exits: north, east, south, and west. We continue to try to reverse engineer the technology behind the Chinese weaponry and attempt to manufacture many of them. We start to experimenting with the gunpowder filled tubes. We attached bamboo tubes to arrows and launched them with bows. We discovered that these gunpowder tubes could launch themselves just by the power produced from the escaping gas. A weapon of the name of Nu is being copied by our military. The Nu is a semi-automatic crossbow that hold ten arrows in the magazine and fire all ten arrows in 15 seconds.
    • What? Is this even possible? Although I do know for sure that you CAN'T build SIX ships, Nova said that already. Also, reverse engineering might work but you'd need to have both the technology, and I don't know how you could have acquired it. Is this gunpowder thing even possible? I'm not sure if Japan could create the Nu. -Sky
    • No crossbow, no gunpowder, and now that you're at war you wouldn't focus on a navy - you'd focus on building up defenses. This post is clear and utter BS. I have warned you numerous times this game. You are kicked for three turns. Come back 29. -Nova
    • Nova, you need all the mods to ban me. The info I got was from websites so shut up. I can steal other nations ideas. - Shadow
    • Those websites are for China. You have not the resources. Don't cross out my posts, or revert yours. If you wish we can have mods vote on the subject, set up a "is this plausible" of sorts? Shall we? -Nova
    • Nova set this up in the talk page, OK?. Let the mods decide if you are right or I am right, OK? - Shadow
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: The offer by Hamburg is respectfully declined as their is no need for further aid with both Castile and England already aiding the expeditions. However, we offer to sell goods within the Hamburg market and invite Hamburg to join the North Sea Trade League. The second expedition south is sent this time with the objective of heading farther south and mapping the coast of West Africa past Mali. This time enough supplies are giving to last at least a year and a half before the expedition needs to return. The construction of a solid alliance with the rest of the Netherlands states. The military continues to expand and develop along the lines envisioned by Engelburt, and the General Estates. more firearms and cannons are produced. The reformists continue to grow in influence in The General Estates as more and more people are disatisfied with the extravegent spending of the Catholic Church and at the arrogence of the Pope, which just adds to the already large issues the church is suffering. The Centres of reformist thinkers are Brussels, the administrative capital of the General Estates, Amsterdam the economic heart of the lands, and The Hague where Johann himself is from. The reformist preachers continue to journey into France, and the Western HRE to spread the word and to try to convince them (im merely donig the actions of the reformist preachers not actually saying whether or not they convert anyone they are simply trying to). Though Engelburt and most of the leaders of the General Estates are Catholic they are highly sympathetic to the Reformist cause. Karl, himself, is also greatly influenced by his reformist tutor and many believe upon his acension to power he will convert to the reformist cause.  Trade continues to grow as the naval and trade power of the Dutch is unchallanged due to the longstanding friendship with the other major naval powers in the area. The North Sea Trade League continues to eat away at the dying Hanseatic League, with Amsterdam and London at the core of the league. Naval expansion continues as faster, sturdier ships are built. Engelburt requests an engagement with a French maiden - preferably an heiress of the Orleans family for his son karl van Nassau to secure the southern border. 
  • 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 vassalization attempts on Orissa continue (Year Eight). 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. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat. Cash crops continue to be grown in large amounts. The vassalization process continues on Aoch and Kohm (Year Eleven). 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 Nine of integration). The merchants that continually travel between Kohm, Aoch, and Ava continue to allow for some of the populations of those nations to continue to convert to Islam. Due to vassalizing Orissa for eight years, as well as numerous other influential factors such as military access, trade control, and alliances for many years, we vassalize Orissa. Due to trade with China and other Middle Eastern nations, cannon and hand cannon designs become more common, leading some of the richest landed elite to begin to outfit their levies with cannons and hand cannons.
    • 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, the entire population in Arakan begin to see many more conversions of their residents to Islam.
    • Emirate of Andamana: The settlement on Āndāmāna has been developing for several years now, and has become a full fledge settlement as well as a stopping point for many trade vessels. Due to its location away from Bengal, the Sultan decides to grant it as a Emirate (Duchy) title to one of his father's former advisors, Mansoor Basil Amirmoez. He continues to reclaim land on the island to make room for farms, and to have timber for building both boats and houses. The Emirate expands another 500 km into the island.
  • UNC: The UNC works on its economy as more trade routes are drawn for efficiency. The Munster colony will be recognized if the colony pays UNC taxes. Rebuilding continues as the UNC vassals (Schleswig, Holstein, Lubeck, Bremen) construct roads connecting each other. The infrastructure improves as rebuilding continues. Novgorod is offered a non-aggression pact, as is Prussia. Canterbury Tales becomes popular in Sweden while Beowulf begins to become massively popular in Denmark.
    • It was my understanding that Bremen was released as a vassal (I asked Ms, he gave me permission to remove it as stated), and someone has jumped in as Leübeck last time I checked, I don't know now. War Ensign of Germany 1892-1903 Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) You want me to sign this? I'm afraid I can't do that Flag of the Holy Roman Empire Flag of Italy (1861-1946)
    • Nowhere in the game or otherwise is it stated that Bremen was lost.
    • I understand. I had only asked since the UNC was briefly taken over by the English, and had a civil war, I figured that would affect the vassals. Thank you. War Ensign of Germany 1892-1903 Flag of Austria-Hungary (1869-1918) You want me to sign this? I'm afraid I can't do that Flag of the Holy Roman Empire Flag of Italy (1861-1946)
    • The English takeover was retconned. Also, I never said Bremen was independent. As I said in chat to you a few minutes ago, so far as I knew it still belonged to the UNC. The only ones that became independent were states like Mecklenburg and Hamburg, and that's only because of the conclusion of the war. All the others most likely supported the Danish/local king in the civil war, who was defeated in the civil war. - Mscoree
  • Japan (Uesegi Clan): We build up our economy and begin to expand our trading routes to the Ashikaga Clan just as they have been doing with us. This benefits both our economies and we SECRETLY send spies to the coast of Japan to keep an eye on Ming forces and ask our generals to come up with a strategy to get rid of them in secrecy. We continue buildup and we have secured the Northern end of Japan by the end of the year. SECRET: We continue to prepare for war against the Ashikaga and Hokonawa-Kono Clans. We ask for a secret meeting with the Ashikaga Clan and the Clans of Central Japan in an attempt to discuss a strategy for forcing the Ming Chinese out of Japan.
  • Iroquois Confederacy: Nothing of major importance has happened over the past few years, mostly consolidation, economic and military build up. Iroquois leaders in Deganawada, however, are growing nervous from recent reports of massive expansion in Cahokia, and it is decided that the Algonquin tribes must be influenced to join the join the Confederacy for defensive purposes. The first scouts, traders and chiefs travel to the Algonquin villages to the east to see what would be needed to entice them to join the Iroquois Confederacy. Mods?
  • Kingdom of Cuzco: We slow our rapid expansion, and instead focus on road work, agriculture and training our soldiers. Raiding parties are sent into the Aymara territory to weaken themm
  • 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 12 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 start building another private school in Rostov. We complete building private schools in Torzhok. We will soon build a private school in Staraya Ladoga in the near future. In the year 1445, we will annex Rostov and Yaroslavl into Novgorod.
    • Yaroslavl: We complete the construction of the private school in Yaroslavl and we start the new one. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
    • Rostov: We completed the construction of the private school in Rostov and start the new one. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
  • Castile: The Castilian economy continues a larger process of pulling in more money through trade. The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to convert 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 toward a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move toward 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 19, is ambushed by members of a powerful king sanctioned Muslim trade guild. Crown Prince John showing expert swordsmanship skills as well as with the manpower of St John's knights, and the Royal guard kill the hired mercenaries with little issue. Following this John returns to the capital and has the entire Muslim trade guild killed and replaced with Traders of St Johns. John now with full support from his people and his father and the noblemen begins the process of transferring power from King Henry to Prince John. John now has a son and daughter twins, named Elenor, and Henry after their grandparents.  The Kingdom's 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. Castile begins a major process of researching the arquebus acquired and develops its own version which is used to replace the hand cannons. Castile sends 10,000 troops once again to aid St John. The Castilian navy using the Canaries as a base continually explore the area and discover a new island chain, the closest island is able to be settled and a small settlement springs up on the islands and is built up and styled as a resupply base. (200 sq km expansion Capo Verde. I was informed by multiple mods that this was okay).
    • Granada: The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir dies and his son now named the Emir begins to style the country as a Principality (Emirate means Principality) to be more neutral and friendly to its liege lord of Castile. The Emir, however, remains secretly Christian and begins hiring a few Castilian advisors who are wholly more competent than many of the Granadan advisors. 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 country begins to show promising signs of real economic advancement. The population of true Castilians in the country begins to increase to rival the native Granadans as many of the Muslims have left the area due to the unfavorable atmosphere of the country.
    • 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 finally completely covering the islands begins to send moderately sized fleets that are resupplied from the islands and from Castile to continually explore the area. The Canaries help supply settlers and fleets moving to Capo Verde
    • Kingdom of Laranaca: Larnaca now being occupied by Castile is set up as a merchant kingdom and client state is led by a man known as King Alexander handpicked by Castile to lead the new small kingdom. The state immediately raises a local military made up of knights personally loyal to Castiles interests. The City is expanded upon as to become a large trade city and a fleet of Castilian merchants are based out of the area with many of the ships being used by Larnacan merchants. The City itselfs has its defenses bolstered and remaining military forces of the former cyprus are put down or arrested. The Larnacan kingdom also begins the arming and building of a wall around the city built to withstand cannonfire which is funded by the Castilians to a large degree.
  • Kingdom of Georgia: The Georgian army continues its campaign in Mesopotamia; after three years of stalemated fighting in the northern reaches of that state, King Giorgi hopes that this year's planned offensive will be enough to break the back of the Mamluk-Mesopotamian resistance. While Georgian planners remain optimistic, the tax increases levied to support the war is beginning to cause grumbling in the halls of Tbliisi - and among the ranks of the largely peasant levies forming the bulk of the Georgian army. The Jarishuri, as the most combat-ready force reliable enough for vanguard duty, marches on Kirkuk, in the hopes of dealing a decisive blow to the Mesopotamian army and driving them back over the hills to the south of the embattled city.
    • Kingdom of Armenia: The Armenian army continues fighting in Mesopotamia. While the Georgians handle the southern front of the war, King Smbat IV leads the Armenian army across the Tigris. With the assistance of the skilled cavalry of the Jochid Ulus, the Armenians cross the river at the ruins of Assur without serious resistance, attempting to encircle the Mesopotamian forces near Mosul. Between the three ongoing offensives, the Georgian-Armenian alliance hopes that the Mamluks will be forced to admit defeat as a result of this year's campaigning; if it does not, the prospects of an additional glory seem insufficient to justify the costs of an extended war.
  • Munster: After his father's suicide, young Eamon at age 16, a similar age to his late father's when he took power, is the new head of Munster. A scholar with a tongue of silver, his first edict is the ordering of the construction of a statue of his father in Cork in the old Greco-Roman style by a sculptor from Eastern Rome. We ask Rome to provide a master sculptor to us in exchange for Irish clansmen to fight for Rome. To make sure neighboring states cannot take advantage of him, he surrounds the neighboring state of Leinster with Munster's more advanced military, and asks for the Duke to swear fealty to the King or else invasion shall occur (Mod Response Needed). Many breeds of cattle have been bred in the past few years, and we plan to export some, but castrate the males to keep the only source of the cattle coming from Munster at the moment. Trade continues to the Icelandic settlement, and some ships are brave enough to sail and trade in that region. The King, interested in the rumors of the Dragon Fleet from Hell, commissions a fleet of the best Munsterian ships to sail south to Africa, as part of the coastline is loosely known by now, and he is particularly interested in the "Golden State" of Oyoa, where the head of the nation lives in a golden palace, and Africans build European-style settlements and are Catholic. We load it with various oddities including paintings of King Eamon and an Irish landscape. Cattle, wheat and other goods are loaded on. Eamon is searching for a bride, and asks any European nation to propose a princess. Western Catholicism grows within the nation, and the road in southern Mayo almost reaches the coast. Our influence continues to spread, and many clans convert to Western Catholicism. We propose a Confederation of Ireland to Albion and clans, where clans swear fealty to the King, and in exchange they get protection and modern goods. Trade continues, and many Munsterians join the Albion fleet and go on various adventures, stirring up an adventurous and creative spirit amongst Munsterians. A small amount of missionaries go into Tyrone to try to convert the populace, despite that being in Ulster's sphere of influence. We continue to support the Western Church being headquartered in Man, along with Albion's capital.
    • Roman Diplomacy: Our best sculpter is en route. Keep the clansmen, we can take care of ourselves, but we appreciate the offer.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: Our great notorious leader Vasily I has passed away and invite several leaders from nearby nations and allies for a funeral. Those who have been invited is the Prince of Novgorod, Archduke of Austria, Emperor of Prussia, King of Hungary, Prince of the United Principalities of Wallachia and Moldova, King of the United Norse Crown, Grand Duke of Lithuania, Prince of Tver, Prince of Pskov, Grand Duke of Poland, King of Hungary, Emperor of the Roman Empire, and the several rulers of our vassal states. Vasily’s I son, Dmitri Tyomniy I has been crowned as Grand Duke of Muscovy. The former leader Vasily I has been titled as Vasily I the Vanguard” for defending the nation against the Polish-Lithuanian Union. Military development continues. Merchant vessels continue to be built. Influence on Viatka begins (Three Turns). With more reliable contact with the western realm of Europe, we ask Austria, Castile, Portugal, and France for trade agreements in order to export rare eastern European goods to the west.
    • Prussian Diplomacy: The Prussians naturally accept the invitation given by one of their oldest allies.
    • Roman Diplomacy: Emperor John VIII will attend the funeral, becoming the first Roman Emperor to travel to the Russian states.
    • Jochid Diplomacy: Khan Temür-Hachiun will also attend.
    • Muscovite Diplomacy: Although the Khan was not invited he is allowed to attend.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: Albert II of Germany agrees to attend the funeral. 
  • 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. We ask for an alliance with Naples to protect our nation. 
  • The United Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia: Many small workshops and mills spring up across the country. Constanta, the largest port in Wallachia, is developed, and small scale workshops and business are built around it. In Sulina the shipyard is complete. Gunpowder weapons are continually researched. A fleet improvement plan is launched, with the upgrading of the 18 ships currently in service. The prince orders the construction of 7 new ships, equipped with a total of 12 cannons mounted on along the sides, and front.
  • With the war against the Ottomans and Georgians wearing on and on, and severe progress being made into Mesopotamian lands, the Sultan concedes defeat and propose the Treaty of Adana. He offers large tracts of land to the Ottomans and Georgians, while also making massive economic concessions. We ask for a truce while negotiations proceed in Adana, the capital of Cicilia. Some Mamluk troops stay stationed near the warzones, just in case, but most troops are sent home. The Sultanate itself goes into a period of internal stress, notably in Alexandria. Led by the Khaldun University's dean, Halil bin Sana, the educated traders and other dissident groups break out into civil war, quickly ousting the unpopular Emir. The Emir decides to raise up an army to fight Halil, and for now takes refuge in Jerusalem. With the war draining most resources, a similar revolt rises up in Barka, and Ifriqiya also goes into a civil war, with the Emir ousted. Both Emirs call upon the Sultan, now with his reputation severely tarnished, to help quell the rebellions, yet he declines, citing that a war still rages against the Ottomans. All states associated with the Burji empire grow their militaries.
    • ​al-Sumal expands 10,000 sq km as Mogadishu continues to gain large market shares of slaves, ivory and gold. al-Swahili begins to influence Malindi, and openly declares its intention to unite the powerful Swahili states. More and more ethnic Arabs move to the eastern coast of Africa, due to the prosperous trade taking place in that region. The conversion of natives of Madagascar continues, and by now fully one half of the population (and the entire northern part of the island) is Muslim. The city which was founded by the missionaries continues to grow in importance.
    • Cicilia hosts thace negotiations in Adana, which has become a decently powerful state. Nubia's Emir surprises me peany when he announces that his son will not be a vassal but a direct Emir of the Sultanate, so preparations for unification begin. Among the preparations include more cultural mixing. Mecca, Oman and Yemen all expand 10,000 sq km. The Caliph of Mecca dies, and the Great Emir of Baghdad is elected to be the new Caliph. Meanwhile, the Amir (elected leader) of Jiddah rises in power as his city grows more powerful in comparison to Mecca. Yemen experiences its own internal troubles as a powerful imam, from Sana'a, Saadiq Assaf, begins to call for reforms in the Sunni church, including the repudiation of Sharia and the Jizya and other radical changes. Authorities begin to be wary of his uncanny influence. Basra expands 10,000 sq km, as does Ifat and Socotra. The Emir of Socotra is replaced bloodily by the Amir (elected official) Tamrida, and the enitre state is now under the control of an elected official. This overthrow takes place after news of the Alexandrian revolution reaches the streets of the vassal state.
  • The Jochid Ulus continues to grow and expand, as the nation expands by 5000 sq km north and eastward. The Nenets' population begins to rapidly grow. The Mastorava continues to spread throughout the nation, especially on the Volga-Kama and Ob basins and the Yamal, where most of the Pagans are concentrated. The economy grows as record harvests are made. Khan Temür-Hachiun visits Sochi personally, where the second ship of the Ulus is formed. The Khan is heard complaining about the nation's official name, stating we are not a Horde anymore.
    • Great Perm expands its economy. Kolvakvar grows. The merchants keep secretly teaching Komi.
    • Adyghea expands by 2000 sq km. The economy grows.
  • Oyo Empire: The next census of Oyo shows a population of 3,144,647 inhabitants, much smaller than expected, though the government officials believe that small increase to be due to the empire's expansion into a sparsely populated region of West Africa. They continue to expand by 10,000 km into the west, moving along the coastline. After battling his illness for two years, Alaafin Oranyan has died at the age of 69, succumbing to what has been identified by his doctors as prostate cancer. His son Akintunde, recalled from the north a few months ago, along with the imperial family, were by Oranyan's bedside when he died. A massive funeral is held for their leader the next day, with more than 500,000 subjects attending their leader's funeral, an extraordinary amount of people grateful to the man's efforts for his empire. As the late Alaafin's funeral carriage passes through the streets of the modern city of Oyo-Ile, one of the noblemen remarks the symbolism of the passage, stating that before the carriage goes "old Oyo", followed closely on the opposite end by "new Oyo", marking the shift under Oranyan to a modern empire of intellectuals from the old tribalist and traditionalist system of their forefathers. Forever to be known as Oranyan the Great, his funeral ends with the mourning of all Oyo by his side. Because of the great empact he had on Oyo's development, Oranyan is granted the posthumous name Atunṣe, or "reformer". This is to become a tradition for the Oyo alaafins. Before his death, however, Oranyan was sure to get baptized shortly before his death after he converted to Orthodox Christianity following an audience with the young Orthodox priests that were left in his country. Akitunde takes his place as Alaafin of Oyo, replacing his father as the new leader of his country. With a large literate and educated population, thanks to his father's unending desire to help his people achieve greater things than what they knew, Akitunde sets off to finish what his father had begun, and orders the construction of additional nlanlas, the production of more armor, and the production of additional guns, commissioning one particular gun for himself for hunting. Benin continues to come under the influence of Oyo, especially true when many Benin leaders arrive in the capital of Oyo to pay their respects to the late Oranyan. The second year of vassalization begins.
  • Trier: We upgrade our military and economy. We influence the states around us. 
  • Cahokian Civilisation: The external threats facing the Cahokian Civilisation are now what can be expected of any state. The tribal states to the north and west are kept under a very watchful eye, with the scouts stationed there sending back any important information. The scouts on travelling to the extreme south cross the border into OTL Mexico, and are now hearing reports of civilization, albeit fragmented, just a little bit further south, so the decision is made to push on. Cahokia continues to stand as the political centre over four civilizations: The Cahokian Civilisation, Moundville Civilisation, Etowah Civilisation, and Parkin Civilisation. The Cahokian elite, now made up of individuals from all four Cahokian led civilisations, remain spread equally among Cahokian lands. Cahokia and its vassals draw even closer together. Great Alligator remains Chief of the Cahokian led civilisations. The House of Birdman massively outweighs the House of Great Alligator in terms of popular support, but still lags behind in elite support. Birdman continues to press for a United Kingdoms of Cahokia made up of four kingdoms created from the four Cahokian led civilisations, to reflect the now Cahokian based life of all Cahokian lands. The ‘Epic Flying Serpent Mound’ continues to draw pilgrimages from all Cahokian led civilisations, with numbers only comparable to pilgrimages to OTL Mecca. More outside of Cahokian lands begin to follow the Southern Cult instead of minor pagan beliefs, and as a result pilgrimages into Cahokian lands from tribal settlements and minor civilisations to see Cahokian effigies become more common. Cahokian culture and ideals are spread further into these lands as a result. The population of Cahokia grows to around 140,000 Cahokians thanks to natural population growth and immigration. 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 Military remains on full patrol of all Cahokian led lands, to stamp out any signs of insubordination. Expansion to the east of Cahokian lands is ceased for this year, as the goal of acquiring coast has been completed, so the focus turns to building up the necessary infrastructure to keep all Cahokian held lands connected, with the already quasi-roads beginning to be turned into official passageways, and the waterways being further regulated as a means of travel and trade. 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 cities of New Cahokia on OTL Chesapeake Bay and New Mississippia on OTL New York Bay continue to send back resources, and grow in size. More mound settlements are built around the cities to house the now steady flow of immigrants. The city of New Mississippia on OTL New York expands into OTL Queens and OTL Bronx, with the population growing massively. The creation and stabilization of the Fort Ancient Civilisation is expected to be completed within the next three years.
    • Moundville Civilisation: Trade between the Cahokian Civilisation and Moundville Civilisation is now at a sustainable level for both sides, with the goal being the improvement of Moundville. The traders of the Cahokian elite have now trained up their Moundvillian counterparts to equal levels; allowing for fair trading negotiations. The trading of Cahokia’s food surplus to the Moundville Civilisation continues however, to prevent any chance of stagnation. The monthly waste removal ritual continues to be used in Moundvillian lands. The water supply canal systems continue to be utilized in Moundvillian lands. Medicine men are now as prevalent in the Moundvillian Civilisation as the Cahokian Civilisation. The Moundville Civilisation ceases expansion for this year to focus on the necessary build up of infrastructure.
    • Etowah Civilisation: Etowah continues to be given the most current weapons, armor, and technology the Cahokian Civilisation has. The catch up of the Etowah Civilisation to the Cahokian Civilisation is completed. The Etowah Civilisation ceases expansion for this year to focus on the necessary build up of infrastructure. The monthly waste removal ritual continues to be used in Etowah lands. The water supply canal systems continue to be used in Etowah lands. Medicine men continue to arrive from Cahokia; becoming more spread throughout the Etowah Civilisation.
    • Parkin Civilisation: Parkin continues to be given the most current weapons, armor, and technology the Cahokian Civilisation has. The catch up of the Parkin Civilisation to the Cahokian Civilisation is completed. The Parkin Civilisation ceases expansion for this year to focus on the necessary build up of infrastructure. The monthly waste removal ritual continues to be used in Parkin lands. The water supply canal systems continue to be used in Parkin lands. Medicine men continue to arrive from Cahokia; becoming more spread throughout the Parkin Civilisation.
  • Hesse: In the newly conquered Gottingen, we install one of our Counts as a ruler of the County of Gottingen.Our armies are in position across Gottingen to put down any uprising that would have resulted from the war. We begin building a university in Ludwigsburg. 
  • 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 our vassal states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, Burgau, Patria del Friuli, Chur, and Württemberg. We begin influencing the Electorate of the Palatinate , Dettingen, and Burggrafshaft. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. 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. We begin assimilating the population of Aquileia, which has become dependent on Austrian trade and support for its defense and prosperity. We continue to grow closer through trade. We begin to extend friendly relations to France in the hopes of securing the western border of the empire and to prevent further conflict in the region. 
  • Colorado Confederation: With the Apachaen civil war begging the first meeting starts. For now it is agreed upon for the Pueblo and the Navajo to build various stations for the Apachean refuges to rest and start new lives.
    • Navajo: With word of the formation of the Colorado Confederation Chief Tooh and The Council of Elders are overjoyed. "Finally, with the sheer strength of our wealth and our army we have brought peace and unity to our region, without even going to war." Because of this, mass celebrations are held and totems are set up everywhere to remember this glorious day in our history. Centralization continue and we enter a period of infrastructure build up, with roads being built up across the nation to connect to the Confederate capital, Kim.
    • Kim: With us being the new capital of the Colorado Confederation many migrate here in order to start a new life and view us as a beacon of hope. The toll tax is still in place and with this we get money in order to build homes, markets, schools roads across the city. We do this so we will be a city of science, military might and prosperity and thus centralization and infrastructure continue. The buildings are of Pueblo influence.
    • Pueblo: We are delighted to influence the great city of Kim and thus we follow in their footsteps. We centralize and make this a gradual process over time. Infrastructure is also built up in order to build roads to trade with Kim.
    • Apache: Word reaches us about the great city of Kim and Chief Hoot decides he wants to centralize the Apache very quickly and wants to build a city even better than Kim and calls it Order. "We live in times of great chaos, but now with us entering a new age, the age of the Confederation, we can centralize as one tribe, we shall establish the City of Order, and we shall purge chaos out of our mist forever." This causes both massive support and massive disapproval from the crowd and violence explodes. Chief Hoot orders the killing of the rebels and instigates fear in the people of Order. He thus requires every able bodied man to work to build the great city of Order. Chief Hoot also orders raids on the various warlords and chiefs citing them as the cause of the chaos. As a result, many Apache either move or unite against Chief Hoot.
    • Pima: We hear news of the Apachean civil war and thus we centralize gradually instead abruptly. Being right next to the Apache we build up the military so that war won't come to us. We urge a council meeting about the war.
    • Commanche: With the Apachean civil war starting we take this opportunity to raid them and then sell them to near by tribes. With this money we will set up a meeting between the various chiefs in order to discuss the issue of centralization.
  • Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications made. They also increase trading with each other.
  • 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 Castile 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 Castile and Venice. England hopes to unseat the Hansetic League and become the most powerful trading monopoly in Northern Europe. The World Exploration Council continues to expand influence after the massive success of the African Trade delegation. 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. Trade in the North Sea starts to become more and more dominated by the English Merchant Marine. While the King remains Catholic (Rome), majority of the people still prefer the idea of a Western Centred church. Pope Ian falls ill this year, his health is uncertain. Nordic and English culture continues to blend, with stories of the mythical Norse gods becoming popular reading among the wealthy segments of the population. Albion agrees to the Munsterian request from last year.
    • ​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. Further trade occurs with Munster and Ulster. Dublin begins a massive renovation of the city with its new found wealth.
    • Wales: The Welsh military and navy are expanded. The Welsh begin to see the fruits of all the English banking investments as large areas of the nation see improvements in infrastructure. Representation in the Albion Parliament increases as a minor population boom in and around Cardiff begins.
  • Ottoman Empire (sorry, getting really busy lately): The Empire continues its bloody war with the Mamluks, but seeing as the war is currently being won, the Sultan considers acceping the Mesopotamian and Mamlukean peace agreement, and will send diplomats within the year. The Sultan also turns down the idea of giving more land to the Romans in order for support in the war, but mentions that the declination should not hinder the relationship between the two. The Sultan sends a letter to the King of Georgia thanking him for the support, and states that he will stay true to his word of recognizing a small Assyrian kingdom in northern Mesopotamia.
  • Brittany: Brittany continues to improve their military and economy. An expedition is planned for Morocco.

1426

"Castello Orsini-Odescalchi" is built in Bracciano, Italy by the Orsini family.

Eunuch-dominated secret police start to control the palace guards and imperial workshops, infiltrate the civil service and head all foreign missions in China.

The Latin nobles in Greece become even more unruly, and begin gathering their forces. When they are ready, they declare their independence under the rule of John Asen Zaccaria, the bastard son of Centurione II.

An earthquake strikes Tibet, causing large amounts of damage. Its aftershocks have limited effects in Nepal and China.

Chimor enters a civil war, divided between dozens of factions vying for power, the nation is thrown into chaos and becomes heavily disorganized. It soon spreads, enveloping the nations of Wanka, Sican and Chancay, throwing the countries into chaos.

Oldenburg’s support for the sedevacantist candidate for the episcopal position in Osnabruck is not successful, with a new bishop, Johann von Diepholz, being invested with the diocese of Osnabruck.

The war in Japan sees the Kyushu Daimyos fighting against the Ming invasion force. Many Honshu Daimyos take differing sides with the Ouchi, Amago, Yamana, Akamatsu Daimyos supporting the Shogun and almost all other Honshu Daimyo's supporting the Ming Invasion to topple the Shogun. The Oda Clan takes advantage of the chaos to annex the Imagawa Clan. The Satake, Date and Mutsu clans remain neutral.

The Cahokian Civilisation is given a harsh realisation that it is not the dominant power in its area when two harvests fail in succession due to late frosts. Other states in the area suffer lesser harvests but do not have food to spare for the Cahokians. (All expansion in these states ceases until further notice). This bad harvest causes the remaining disorganized areas to collapse and raiders attack the borders of all four states.

Right, I removed every event that was there, since they were supposed to happen in 1427, and replaced them with events that should happen in 1426. And Hail, I didn't make this event  - and neither the other .--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 07:20, February 27, 2014 (UTC)
Whilst this is an improvement over that travesty earlier today, this still makes zero sense. I have made sure that farming is one of the primary focuses of my nations, with good harvests being reported every year as a result. I have used surpluses of these crops to build up a large reserve for cases just like this, so Cahokia and its vassals wouldn't go hungry. Any area that might be at threat could be reached by the Cahokian trade network as well, and be given ample enough food to hold off any risk of starvation. I also feel the need to point out that whilst nearly all fragmented areas would collapse, the Fort Ancient area, which I am currently turning into a vassal, would stand defiant, as it would be held up by Cahokia. Also, I see no reason why my expansion is being halted in what I honestly feel is godmodding. I have stayed completely within the rules, and I am only using what has been granted to me by right in said rules. The removal of my basic expansion rates is effectively tearing up these rules and removing my rights as a player, and irritating me greatly as I have made sure to check all major actions with multiple mods before taking any action. I have chosen to cease expansion myself to focus on infrastructure, why is an inflammatory mod event with no basis needed when I have chosen to do so myself. On top of this, any 'raiders' would be easily destroyed by the now organized Cahokian military, who would be infinitely better armed than any 'tribal raiders'. If this event is not changed to something that would actually take place, or removed altogether, I am going to ignore it, and stay on my current course. -- Hailstormer (talk) 13:30, February 27, 2014 (UTC)
Harvests can fail for whatever reason. It's not always a human controlled issue. -Feud
I do understand this. But I have purposefully built up a large food reserve to prevent this from happening, so this mod event makes no sense. -- Hailstormer (talk) 20:50, February 27, 2014 (UTC)

With a growing foreign presence in Lenapehoking, the homeland of the Algonquian native tribe known as the Lenape seize the chance to take back their heartland, beginning with a raid on the trade posts at Aquehonga (Staten Island) and the surrounding area. The outpost on Manna-hata (Manhattan Island) is burned to the ground. The Lenni Lenape manage to negotiate military aid from tribes of the Unami and Munsee dialects to protect the region if necessary.

The Algonquian natives also consider putting aside differences with the Iroquoian people for the time being to ensure that their lands remain independent. They point to the Mississippian natives’ movement through Iroquoian land along Lake Erie as a possible infringement on Iroquoian sovereignty, and ask for help cutting off these vital routes in the east. The Lenape also secure relations with natives of the Siskëwahane (Susquehanna River).

  • Prussia: The Prussians officially 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.
    • Pomerania: The Pomeranians begin building their economy and begin building a new national army.
    • Western Church Diplomacy: Representatives of the Papacy of the Western Church extend and invitation to Prussia to join the True Church.
    • Prussian Response: The Prussians and their vassals accept the invitation, as they had been long fed up with the irrational dealings of the Holy See.
  • Knights Hospitaller: The Knights have become over extended and crippled due to war. Although all the people at Cyprus were massacred not allowing the government or church to ever come back (Oct will not come back as Cyprus). The land is given to the protectorate whom helped conquer the island, Castile. As well as the island of Rhodes itself, it will also go to Castile. For the continuous military support: Pylos and Tekke (talk to Reximus about splitting the region) go to the great Roman Empire. The Order asks as a final hurrah, that nothing is returned to Octivian Marius, or else all the military and economic support will be wasted with no reward.
    • Knights Hospitaller diplomacy: The Order gives its vassalization to the Kingdom of Naples which is the regions of Raska and Berat with (Three turns remaining). The Order would like to thank all of its allies for a strong Christian alliance. Economic supplies is sent to Austria as well as military aid in thanks for their support.
    • Just wanted to comment that Tekke is under the Mamluk control (Cicilia) since 1414's annexation.
    • AHAHA! Sorry, my fault entirely. SwankyJ (talk) 01:53, February 27, 2014 (UTC)
  • Aztec Empire: The great Emperor Montezuma II is soon to take the throne, as his uncle Emperor Tlaxcala is weak and old. The Empire expands its trade and military while boosting the economy.
    • Aztec diplomacy: The Empire would like to request an alliance with the Inca Empire, the Mayan Empire, and a NAP with the Zapotec.
    • Mayan Dip arrives, declaring friendship between the two empires.
    • Inca empire does not exist yet.
    • Two questions - how would the messengers get there when the Aztecs are landlocked and why would there be positive relations in the first place?
  • Brittany: Brittany recognizes Bavaria's request for trade ports in their nation and give permission; however, they warn that there will be steep tariffs placed on any exports and imports for the privilege of having a trade port on foreign soil. Duke John V crowns himself a Prince, declaring that Brittany has become an economic powerhouse that is to be reckoned with. The military is improved as the Prince brings forth the idea of an organized, volunteer military with elite training and equipment. He downsizes the peasant military by half and begins to build this elite force. He also founds the Royal House of Espionage, dedicated to gathering intelligence and other wet work. He appoints Francis Rohan, a relatively unknown military commander to begin this operation. With the ambitions of becoming an Archduke, John V rigorously builds up his newly made principality. Meanwhile, in a small monastery in Renne a monk named Hansen de Vois begins to notice patterns in flowers growing in the garden. He starts an experiment where he records pea plants and their traits from generation to generation. After initial experiments with pea plants, de Vois settles on studying seven traits that seem to inherit independently of other traits: seed shape, flower color, seed coat tint, pod shape, unripe pod color, flower location, and plant height. He first focuses on seed shape, which is either angular or round.
  • Japan (Uesegi Clan): We continue to expand our borders and we continue to expand our economy. We decide to stop expanding for a bit until the Chinese are defeated. We continue to train our forces and we decide to ask for an emergency meeting with the rest of Japan's clans to discuss our strategy against the foreign invaders that are the Chinese. We ask for Ashikaga Clan to expand its trade routes toward the Uesegi Clan and we begin build up of our navy in order to assist in forcing the Chinese out of Japan. We decide to prepare for a war against China and begin an increased alert of training and secretly send spies over to occupied Japan and we begin to obtain information on the Chinese forces there.
  • Hamburg-Brunswick-Lüneburg: influence of Saxe-Lauenburg continues (Turn Six). Seeing the declining state of the Hanseatic League, Hamburg accepts Holland's offer for Hamburg to join the North Sea Trade League, but still looks to become the largest port in Europe. As a result, the HTSC increases its order of ships to 130 by 1449. Trade across Europe increases as Hamburg makes partners in almost all coastal nations, as a result, Hamburg is able to pay for many domestic and military improvements. With the economic prowess Hamburg has attained, Bruchhausen begins to fall under its influence (Turn One). Research begins in seeing how the arquebuses would best be used in war.
  • Kingdom of Cuzco: After hitting the coast, we expand into the Aymara's territory (I was told I wouldn't need an algo for this because of their fractured nature. If this has changed inform me and ignore the next part of this post.) We take 200 km of land within the year. Road work and military training continues. Reforms to our agriculture/trade based economy more profitable.
  • 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 Castile 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 Castile and Venice. England hopes to unseat the Hansetic League and become the most powerful trading monopoly in Northern Europe. The World Exploration Council continues to expand influence after the massive success of the African Trade delegation. 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. Trade in the North Sea starts to become more and more dominated by the English Merchant Marine. While the King remains Catholic (Rome), majority of the people still prefer the idea of a Western Centred church. Pope Ian falls ill this year, his health is uncertain. Nordic and English culture continues to blend, with stories of the mythical Norse gods becoming popular reading among the wealthy segments of the population. Closer ties with Holland are requested.
    • ​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. Further trade occurs with Munster and Ulster. Dublin begins a massive renovation of the city with its newfound wealth.
    • Wales: The Welsh military and navy are expanded. The Welsh begin to see the fruits of all the English banking investments as large areas of the nation see improvements in infrastructure. Representation in the Albion Parliament increases as a minor population boom in and around Cardiff begins.
    • B-H-H Dip: Engelburt accepts the request. (also, don't forget that trade is dominated by both the english and the dutch, i have a good ten years on you in securing trade across europe.)
  • 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. As we increase in population, we slowly target our expansion northward. We expand 10 px to the North. We continue our fight and we raise more soldiers. We aluch a large offensive on the Mongol Khanate with 1000 musketeers, 5000 Heavy Cavalry and 14,000 Light Cavalry. Co-operating with the Ming Army, we push the Mongols back into their own territory. We retake our three main cities and we ask for increased trade with China. Christianity begins to spread from priests from Poland. Muslim spreads from Timurid Empire, Buddhism and Confucianism begin to spread from Chinese traders.
  • Castile: The Castilian economy continues a larger process of pulling in more money through trade. The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to convert 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 toward a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move toward 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. John now with full support from his people and his father and the noblemen begins the process of transferring power from King Henry to Prince John. John now has a son and daughter twins, named Elenor, and Henry after their grandparents.  The Kingdom's 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. Castile begins a major process of researching the arquebus acquired and develops its own version which is used to replace the hand cannons. Castile sends 10,000 troops once again to aid St John. The Castilian navy using the Canaries as a base continually explore the area and discover a new island chain, the closest island is able to be settled and a small settlement springs up on the islands and is built up and styled as a resupply base. (200 sq km expansion Capo Verde. I was informed by multiple mods that this was okay).
    • Granada: The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir dies and his son now named the Emir begins to style the country as a Principality (Emirate means Principality) to be more neutral and friendly to its liege lord of Castile. The Emir, however, remains secretly Christian and begins hiring a few Castilian advisors who are wholly more competent than many of the Granadan advisors. 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 country begins to show promising signs of real economic advancement. The population of true Castilians in the country begins to increase to rival the native Granadans as many of the Muslims have left the area due to the unfavorable atmosphere of the country.
    • 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 are able to build upon the multiple viable settlements and a moderately sized and growing population. The Canaries finally completely covering the islands begins to send moderately sized fleets that are resupplied from the islands and from Castile to continually explore the area. The Canaries help supply settlers and fleets moving to Capo Verde.
    • Kingdom of Cyprus: Cyprus is taken over by Castile as per the Knights Hospitaller's wishes with the 10,000 Castilian troops of the Royal army and around 3000 Cyprisian troops being raised in defence of the new kingdom. The King previously declared in Larnaca is declared over all of Cyprus and with the expansion to secure all the Island he begins to rebuild the Shattered kingdom with funding from the Hospitaller and Mostly Castile. The Kingdom specifically works on the training of a new professional army as well as economic improvement with the assistance of Castile. The Branch of the Knights Hospitaller in Cyprus reset up by the branch from Rhodes develop into part of the island kingdoms defence forces with their connections to a Branch in Castile helping boost a trade flow to the island. The Knights also allow the migration of any willing knights from Rhodes to Cyprus to keep the kingdom and its new force stable and alive as a professional organization.
    • Knights Hospitaller: The willing of the knights including high level knights are transferred willingly to Cyprus to keep the organization alive as a professional fighting force. Due to this transfer and Castile's willing to turn Rhodes over to Rome, we release Rhodes as a protectorate and transfer its ownership to the Roman Empire.
    • The King of Hungary offers a joint venture with Castile to design a heavier ship as Croatian, Venetian and Hungarian designers are working together to try to create a larger and heavier ship which would be more powerful in a battle and much more useful.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow:  The funeral of Vasily I has ended, with the leaders of the several nations that have attended returning back from Moscow. Military development continues. Construction of naval vessels continue with the first, second, and third ships since the integration of the Ukraine. We send another request for trade agreements with Castile, France, Portugal, and Austria to export far eastern goods.
    • Castilian Dip: We are willing to invest in the trade venture with Moscow.
    • Muscovite Diplomacy: We thank the Castilians for their co-operation in this trade agreement.
  • The United Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia: Many small workshops and mills spring up across the country. Constanta, the largest port in Wallachia, is developed, and small scale workshops and business are built around it. In Sulina the shipyard is complete. Gunpowder weapons are continually researched. The fleet, now comprised of 25 ships each with between five and 12 cannons (these are very small cannons in the range of one or two pounders) is trained. The keels are laid for five more ships and cannons begin to be cast for them. 
  • Saxe-Lauenburg: We have decided to try to stay neutral in all wars and wish not to be offered any alliances. Building a brewery to make booze from our crops.
  • Tibet: After finishing the vassalization of Nepal, the Princess Drisana Malla after marrying the Gongma moves to the palace in Lhasa. On May 5 she will be coronated Queen of Tibet. The vassalization of the Shan States begins. (six years?). Tibet finishes the construction at Shigatse, the Royal Tibetan Army begins to move in and the Tibetan Royal Trading Company sets up a market and a regional headquarters at Shigatse.
    • Rājya of Nepal: The Bhaktapur Royal Palace becomes the summer residency for the future queen and the administrative center of Nepal which will be ruled by the current king. The king has stated that the future heir of TIbet shall rule over Nepal when he dies. A road is started from the trading post in Nepal to connect with the road being built in Tibet.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire accepts the gifts of the Knights and integrates them into its provincial system. Vittorio de Luca marries princess Helena as planned. Pylos is effectively split and the separate halves join the Despotates of Morea and Achaea. Rhodes is reformed into the Despotate of the Dodacanese. Roman troops are also stationed at Bodrum, and visit the ancient Mausoleum of Helicanarssos. Even in its ruined state the structure inspires confidence in the troops, as Romans stand before it once more. The Roman army continues its reforms, and research into Greek fire continues. With more of a sustainable naval presence in the Aegean, the navy is built up to have over three hundred ships. Gunsmiths in the Empire's cities begin to forge cannon and hand cannons for the Empire's forces. The capital of Constantinople continues to grow, and thanks to the enhanced trade income as well as the innovative practice of Venetian quarantines, the population, and the city itself, appears to be solidly recovering. Regarding the Ottoman's response last year, the Emperor is disappointed that he is unable to return the holy Orthodox site to the Empire, but given the current lull in the war, the Emperor understands, and as such our relationship remains unchanged.
    • Theodoro: The kingdom continues to trade with the Russian states and the Golden Horde. Several of the military reforms taking place in the Empire also take place in the kingdom as well. A gunsmith is hired to take up residence in Doros and to start producing cannon for the kingdom's walls and castles.
  • 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 vassalization, and after ten years this will be complete next year. In news that shocked a little the Court, King Ladislaus I announced the recognition of two children outside his marriage. The mother of these is a noble courtesan named Margaret Salzzoto, who has just died of a strange fever. The first of these children is Giovanni, 26 years old, and the second is Agnes, 20 years old. The two become part of the royal family. The Queen Consort is embarrassed by the fact and takes refuge in Convent of St Clare. Andrea Orsi, the nobleman of Ferrara died in one of his trips to Rhodes, and in his will surrenders all his possessions to the king. Castello Orsini-Odescalchi built in Bracciano by the Orsini family is the prove of the cultural boom in Italy under the rule of Ladislaus I.
    • Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. The paper industry is forging ahead, and also the making of looms, making this duchy in one of the most productive in northern Italy. In Ferrara, the House of Este has always been at the service of the Pope, they have served as vicars since 1332 and then as Marquises, until become vassals of the kingdom of Naples. The current Marquis Niccolo III of Este, has been one of the major contributors in the attempts of vassalage toward Florence, and it is thanks to this support that the vassalage of Florence will be complete next year. As a reward for all services, next year will proceed to the creation of the Duchy of Ferrara, the lordship of Mantua will join this Duchy. At the same time the Lordship of Modena and Reggio will be elevated to Marquisate and delivered officialy to the House of Este. To complete this process, the marriage of the daughter of King Ladislaus, Agnes, and the son of Niccolo, Hercules, is concerted.
    • Mantua: Improves the economy and the military. Pietro Panucci is dedicate to work to survive, it is not possible to carry out all his ideas and less without a permanent source of investment and also a clear idea of ​​how to do things. He works with a guild of silversmithsand his son Giacomo is his assistant and a skilled apprentice.
    • 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 Genoa the boom in production of luxury items continue. The pressure of the Genoese traders in Tunis is growing, and combined with the presence of Christian missionaries, who at the same time serve commercial spies; is accomplished the capture of a lot of exotic products that are not easy to get due to the conflicts and trade barriers in the Near East, and the axis between Tunis and Genoa is strengthened. The Genoese economy restarts his golden age.
    • 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, and is recognized as the best European wine. On the island of Corsica a boom of mercenaries starts. The Neapolitan army started recruiting many Corsicans, making them a legend in terms of ferocity and skill in the skirmishes and battles.
    • Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. Dairy cattle production increases, and in the same way the manufacture of better quality cheese, they continue to be exported to Italy, Hungary and Byzantium. Vassalization of Croia continues. 
    • Vatican City: Pope continue the campaign of evangelization in the lands of the Balkans. Missionaries continue to be sent to support the Order of St John, and a special group of these is working in North Africa, especially in Tunisia, where they try to recover the core of Christians. The Pope thanks the Order for the new bodyguards. Ladislaus I, known as the "magnanimous patron" orders his artists and builders to start the creation of a palace dedicated to God. The Pope condemns all those who come to the false churches that are being created in Europe. The Pope calls for unity and peace in the Council of Rome in the year of 1426, he receives the Cardianles, and also the delegates from the Orthodox Church. Work starts to gather the churches into a single doctrine, leaving past differences and bringing the faith in Christ and God for all. Also choose a Cardinal Mariano Ligura, to travel and meet with the new Anti=Pope, Ian I, from England, to invite him to Rome and discuss how to end the schism. The Pope in one of his speeches condemning the current lack of security of pilgrims traveling to the holy land, which the Christian nations have a priority to recover these places and they are missing to the will of God.
      • Western Church Dip: Pope Ian cannot attend due to poor health, but he does agree to send delegates to attempt to recouncile differences, though the Church states their position will remain unaltered as long as Rome bows knee to Earthly powers and does not stop selling indulgences and otherwise corrupting the Holy Church.
    • Provence: The reform of the administration continues, adapting the Neapolitan model which has had so much success. Improves economy through trade, and manufacturing cloth. The military camp is also improved, adding new equipment and Italian military ideas. Influence in Brittany continues as in the previous government.
    • Anjou: As in Provence, the Duchy transformation is performed. The economy and military improve.
    • Alencon: The economy and military improve.
    • Narbonne: The economy and military improve.
    • Vendome: The economy and military improve.
  • Chiribaya: We continue to build more fortifications in our territory.
  • Colorado Confederation:
    • Navajo: Centralization and infrsstructure build up continues.
    • Kim: Centralization and infrastructure build up continues.
    • Pueblo: Centralization and infrastructure build up continues.
    • Apache: The Civil War continues and Anti-Chief Hoot groups start to form, but they aren't unified.
    • Pima: Centralization and military build up continues.
    • Commanche: Raiding continues and it has been decided that we shall be a confederation of tribes with one place where we will meet, much like the Colorado Confederation.
  • Grand Duchy of Bavaria: Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI successfully vassalizes the lords of Nurnburg. 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 ten large carracks being finished, and by 1426 a trade route is put in place. Such important places in the trade route include Rome, Athens, Constantinople, Gibraltar, and the coasts of Brittany. The planned market center in Landshut continues to be developed. Heinrich XVI allocates power to his councillors in figuring out a new church or any new Western church to join. In dynastic news, Heinrich XVI observes how most of the Pfalz nobility supports an independent, non-Bavarian state. However, the Grand Duke begins establishing relations with the few noblemen who do support him. In religious news, Heinrich opens up the country to the Hollander reformists and preachers, noting that the Reformation from the west is a good answer to the current schism and would be a suitable replacement. Subsequently, a small group of dedicated Reformists arise in Munchen.
    • Munchen: The main campus of Queen Isabell University is completed, and the beginning courses include French, Latin, English, and Greek as well as theology, clergy training and mathematics being taught. By 1426, the total class amounts to about 1120 people. 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.
    • Burgau: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Nurnburg: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
  • 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. Influence grows on Ahom and Koch, as we provide much of their food, and many of their other goods since they 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. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat. Cash crops continue to be grown in large amounts. The vassalization process continues on Aoch and Kohm (Year Twelve). 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 ten of integration). The merchants that continually travel between Kohm, Aoch, and Ava continue to allow for some of the populations of those nations to continue to convert to Islam. Due to trade with China and other Middle Eastern nations, cannon and hand cannon designs become more common, leading some of the richest landed elite to continue to outfit their levies with cannons and hand cannons.
    • 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, the entire population in Arakan begin to see many more conversions of their residents to Islam. 
    • Emirate of Andamana: Mansoor Basil Amirmoez continues to reclaim land on the island to make room for farms, and to have timber for building both boats and houses. The Emirate expands another 500 km into the island. The ships built by the timber from the island help contribute to Bengali trade.
    • Rajya of Orissa: The Rajya (Kingdom) of Orissa comes under the control of the Bengali Sultanate at last, partly due to the incompetence of the current leader of Orissa, Bhanudeva IV. Unlike the other vassals of the Bengali Sultanate, Bhandudeva IV is kept farther away from the daily politics of controlling Orissa, relying mainly on Islamic advisors sent directly by the Bengal Sultan. The advisors quickly persuade Bhandudeva IV to allow the Muslims settlers in the northern part of the Rajya to hold land south of the previously agreed living space. In order to avoid some of the protest against this, the prices are higher per acre of land for Muslims than it is for Hindus, which the Bengali Sultan soon hopes to change.
  • 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, Portuguese sailors continue to try to go past the "Cabo do Medo", south of the Canary islands and that is said to be impassable. Meanwhile, wheat continues to be cultivated in Leiname
    • Castilian Dip: We inform Portugal that the area in fact is passable as we have been sailing here for years now.
  • France: The military and navy are built up, the vassalage of Verdun and Metz begins. Continues establishing its own entity to deal with the religious crisis left by the schism. While this, Prince Louis turns ten and continues attending a renowned school in Paris learning about politics and theology, navy experience a huge boost due to trade with North Africa through St Marie d'Africa. The alliance with Austria is reviewed, but for now France states neutrality is their best policy.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. Vassalage of Strassburg starts. 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.
    • Lorraine: Military and economy are built up.
    • Berry: Military and economy are built up.
    • Bourbon: Military and economy are built up.
    • Auvergne: Military and economy are built up.
    • Forez: Military and economy are built up.
      • B-H-H Dip: We formally request an engagement between Karl and a member of the House of Orleans. And in private the envoy to France requests that efforts begin to transfer Flanders over the next 15 years to the General Estates offering a sizeable payment for the territory.
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: Religious thoughts continue to evolve in the General Estates. Johannists Reformists continue to grow in numbers and Engelnbur himself along with most of the members of the Dutch and Walloon aristocracy and major merchants formally embrace the Reformation League and begin voicing demands for reform in the Church. This gives far more validity to the movement then it previously had and more and more commoners begin listening to the Reformist ideas. The Reformatist League gains political influence as well, and while not officially a church in its own right yet the reformation league starts to ignore the Pope and rome as whole translating the Bible into Dutch, Flemish, and Walloon French. Preaching against indulgences, the five main beliefs of the Johannist reformation  (five points of Calvinism) and promoting a series of other ideals which go against Papal practices, such as the fact that all men and god himself have a wide range of freedoms not condoned by Rome and including tolerance of Jews and non-Christians (the lowlands were historically more accepting then the rest of Europe in this area). Reformist preachers continue to travel into France, England, and the Western HRE to spread the word of Johann. The Dutch Rennaisance continues as Dutch and Walloon culture and thinking flourish under the open minded Engelburt and General Estates. More artists and Inventors come to the courts of the General Estates seeking financing from the nobility and from the University, producing some of the finest artworks of the period in Northern Europe. Military reform continues as the military is expanded and re-equipped with arquebuses for every three men. Naval expansion continues successfully with more ships being built. Despite the entrance of Hamburg into the North Sea Trade League the continued efforts of Hamburg to become the dominant centre of trade are met with massive muscling on the part of Dutch traders to show them that the era of German trade dominance is over and that Dutch and English traders now rule North European Trade. The Second expedition contunues until reaching Oyo where the Dutch are surprised to see a decently developed African state, and trade with the locals is requested. Charting of the areas visited begin and are completed relatively quickly. Next year the voyage will return to Europe.  The continued growth of the Estates in all areas from commerce to military, to cultural development continues to secure its place as the core of the Netherlands Alliance and efforts to bring the rest of the alliance in line with its interests continue.
    • Hoping to re-affairm all previous treaties, King Sigismund of Hungary asks for a formal alliance with Holland.
  • Pskov works on its military and navy and whatnot, with the delegation finally arriving in China, and asks China for treasure ship designs ... and the Pskov Traders Guild is founded ... so not much events other than stuff ... also, the Pskov Academy starts construction along with the Physiological Institute ...
  • Timurid Empire: We begin creating a new military training system for our army. Draka's twins turn 9. The military is built up, we work on the economy. The nation of Venad continues to convert to Islam. We influence Gujarat (Year Three of Three) and now they have become our vassals. We continue the production of Koch boats, cannons, hand cannons, advanced crossbows, swords and composite bows. As we increase the number of our vassals we begin a plan in order to convert the people to islam quicker. All those who wish to reach higher government positions in our Empire and our vassals will have to be Muslim.
    • 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 continue to convert to Islam. Roughly 30% of the population is now loyal to the Timurids and Muslim
    • Sultanate of Bahamani: We work on the economy and our infrastructure.
    • Kingdom of North Iraq: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues.
    • Kingdom of Iran: We work on our economy and infrastructure.
    • Kingdom of Gilan: We work on the economy and infrastructure.
    • Kingdom of Khursan: We work on the economy and infrastructure.
    • Guajarat: We work on our economy and build up our military.
  • Kingdom of Georgia: The Georgian army remains in Mesopotamia while the details of the peace treaty are decided. If the cease-fire holds, the Kingdom of Georgia builds up its economy; if not, it continues fighting in Mesopotamia. While the details of the peace treaty are being decided, the Georgian army - now in firm possession of Erbil, Dahuk, and Kirkuk, but only jointly controlling Mosul and As Suleymaniyah with the Mamluks - begins conducting censuses in "Assyrian" territory. Preliminary estimates suggest the population of northern Mesopotamia has fallen to roughly 450,000 since the war began - of whom, only 75,000 identify themselves as Assyrian Christians. Given that the initial Assyrian protests reportedly numbered 200,000, the Georgian court hopes that much of this discrepancy can be explained by the Assyrian diaspora and by intimidation among the Assyrian population - if not, holding this area may be significantly harder than originally hoped.
    • Kingdom of Armenia: The Armenian army follows its Georgian counterpart in remaining in Mesopotamia, building up its economy if the cease-fire holds, and fighting if it does not.
    • The King of Hungary, Sigismund, enquires whether the offer for trading relations is still open. We would like to build some links with a fellow Christian country.
      • The offer of trade is indeed still open, and Georgia would be happy to conclude a trade agreement with Hungary if King Sigismund is interested.
      • King Sigismund expresses the utmost interest and Hungary is willing to sign the trade agreement with Georgia.
  • 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 12 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 start building another private school in Rostov and Yaroslavl. We complete building private schools in Torzhok and a private school in Staraya Ladoga. In the year 1445, we will annex Rostov and Yaroslavl into Novgorod.
    • Yaroslavl: We complete the construction of the private school in Yaroslavl and we start the new one. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
    • Rostov: We completed the construction of the private school in Rostov and start the new one. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
  • Ulster: Influence over Breifne continues, and Ulsterian Propaganda is spread by Merchants in the Towns and Cities. A request to merge is sent to Breifne, and the King proposes a Dynastic Union with Breifne's Ruler's Daughter.
  • Munster: King Eamon continues to build up respect as a good ruler amongst his vassals and other Irish lords. As Leinster has not replied yet, we give them the rest of the year to respond to either with Munster's more advanced military, and asks for the Duke to swear fealty to the King or else invasion shall occur (Mod Response Needed) OOC: I need a mod to respond to this THIS TURN, as it will break immersion if not. Many breeds of cattle have been bred in the past few years, and we plan to export some, but castrate the males to keep the only source of the cattle coming from Munster at the moment. Trade continues to the Icelandic settlement, and some ships are brave enough to sail and trade in that region. The King, interested in the rumors of the Dragon Fleet from Hell, commissions a fleet of the best Munsterian ships to sail south to Africa, as part of the coastline is loosely known by now, and he is particularly interested in the "Golden State" of Oyoa, where the head of the nation lives in a golden palace, and Africans build European-style settlements and are Catholic. We load it with various oddities including paintings of King Eamon and an Irish landscape. Cattle, wheat and other goods are loaded on, and the ship takes off, docking in Portugal before leaving for Africa. King Eamon is searching for a bride, and asks any European nation to propose a princess. Western Catholicism grows within the nation, and the road in southern Mayo almost reaches the coast. Our influence continues to spread, and many clans convert to Western Catholicism. We propose a Confederation of Ireland to Albion and clans, where clans swear fealty to the King, and in exchange they get protection and modern goods. Trade continues, and many Munsterians joining the Albion fleet and go on various adventures, stirring up an adventurous and creative spirit amongst Munsterians. A small amount of missionaries go into Tyrone to try to convert the populace, despite that being in Ulster's sphere of influence. We continue to support the Western Church being headquartered in Man, along with Albion's capital.
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): We fix up our roads and add outposts in different areas just to watch out for more enemies trying to attack us. We build up our economy by fixing trade routes to the Usegi state. Around our capital city we continue to build a giant fort - walls and towers that go around the whole city. In the Ming invasion of our homeland we lose 2.5% of our land. We ask Ming China if we can have a treaty with them. We rebuild up what is left of our port cities. (I already lost a lot and the Ming will fuck me up more. So can I choose a new nation and give this land to either Ratc or Scan.)
  • Hesse: We continue building up the military, and start research into crossbows and hand cannons. We begin building forts around our territory to protect against invaders.
  • Map of new Vassal (PMIII)
    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. Harvests are not too good this year, and thus the heavily built up reserves are used. Not only does this allow grain prices to remain relatively stable (albeit slightly higher than usual), it also proves that the method is successful and thus will be continued. Over the last seven years, 300 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. The generals begin to discuss a new method of organising front-line troops. They hear of the Hollanders organisation of their troops - and it is strikingly similar to what the Hungarians were planning. However, the plans are that this new army organisation will be tested next year. 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 nation has grown quite isolated in recent years and will need to once more focus on development of relations with various nations. Hungary announces its support for the new Venetian government, and hopes to re-affairm all relations with the nation. Hungary also dispatches a few dozen ships to once more trade with the UNC, as well as re-affairm their alliance, seeing the situation to have stabilised. They also look for a formal alliance with Holland - hoping to re-affairm all previous treaties. The Crown Prince, Sigismund, is learning well and is growing up to be a healthy, strong and intelligent man. The twin Princess' are also growing up well. His youngest son is also undergoing education. Hungary vassalises the state in the picture after 8 years of vassalisation. Hungary now controls the nobles of the nation, and the alligence of many seems to be shady, worrying the King. Sigismund also signs the Hungarian-Georgian Trading Pact, which allows both nations to trade extensively with each other as well as economically support each other.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: Esteemed Sigismund, King of Hungary and Croatia, brother-in-law through marriage with the queen of Bohemia, the Holy Roman Emperor Albert II of Germany asks that your proud nations split the vassalized territory of Cilli, ceding the counties of the empire from your newly acquired state.
    • To ensure no future conflict arises, Hungary agrees to the request. They are willing to cede the regions which are within the HRE.
    • Austrian Diplomacy: Albert thanks the wise king Sigismund and hopes that our two nations can continue to work together in the future.
    • Hungarian King Sigismund agrees. He hopes this should ensure that peace will be maintained.
  • 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. The workshops begin to look into larger and heavier vessels which will help project Hungarian power in a much stronger manner than currently possible. 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. Venetian traders are a common sight in Croatian ports, helping to bring in much revenue.
  • In Garay, roads need to be remade due to their worsening condition and thus workers are drafted in to fix up the roads. 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. Many men are also trained in military combat to make them more effective foot-soldiers.
  • 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 trains its knights hard and trains commoners too.
  • 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 busscle with merchants who are buying and selling goods at a rapid rate. The vassal begins to develop economically. The nation continues to grow in trading and it opens new ports. Many begin to think that expanding inward could also be a good idea as it would help make the borders safer. This idea is brought forward to the Emir, who will think abut it.
  • UNC: The military expands as Novgorod and Prussia are once again offered a non-aggression pact. Infrastructure improvements continue as teams keep rebuilding the nation from its war.
  • Trier: We upgrade our military and economy. We influence the states around us.
  • After much consideration I have decided to quit this game and leave the Wikia for the immediate future. This is down to the amount of time map games have been taking up in my daily life and what I see as grossly unfair actions of certain mods. I wish the good who remain the best of luck. -- Hailstormer (talk) 23:57, February 27, 2014 (UTC)
  • 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 our vassal states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, Burgau, Patria del Friuli, Chur, and Württemberg. We begin influencing the Electorate of the Palatinate , Dettingen, Cilli, and Burggrafshaft. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. 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. We begin assimilating the population of Aquileia, which has become dependent on Austrian trade and support for its defense and prosperity. We continue to grow closer through trade. We begin to extend friendly relations to France in the hopes of securing the western border of the empire and to prevent further conflict in the region. Albert II is glad that an agreement could be reached between Sigismund, king of Hungary and Croatia, regarding the seceding of imperial territory in the region of Cilli, and hopes to improve relations with Hungary in the future. 
  • 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.
  • Aragon expands economy and infrastructure. Christianity is spread in Cyrenaica.
  • 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. We ask for an alliance with Naples to protect our nation. 
  • As negotiations in Adana continue and the war winds to a near standstill, the Mesopotamian and Mamlukean forces request acceptance of the current treaty by the Ottomans, after having secured approval by the Georgians. Sensing that the war is over, the Sultan returns his troops to the mainlands of his realms, notably the areas which are undergoing radical transformations. The army gathers ousted Mamluk nobles and marches on Alexandria, considered to be a Republican stronghold. As the tired army begins to attack the city and its inhabitants, many regular troops desert. As the rightful Emir is killed in the midst of the battle, the Sultan declares the cause to be lost, and lets the troops return home, fearing an even greater rebellion on a national scale. Meanwhile, Al-Sharqiyyah and Nobatia undergo minor civil wars, ousting their Emirs in favor of elected Amirs. al-Madinah also experiences a violent overthrowal of the accepted Emir in favor of a local elected Amir. The Sultan sends in a special team of assasains to get Halil bin Sana, who is widely viewed as a threat to national security. At the same time, Saadiq Assaf flees Yemen in face of persecution at the hands of the Caliph, and he relocates to Alexandria, which becomes a center for religious reform and republicanism. All states associated with the Burji empire grow their economies.
    • ​al-Sumal expands 10,000 sq km as Mogadishu continues to gain large market shares of slaves, ivory, and gold. al-Swahili continues to influence Malindi, and openly declares its intention to unite the powerful Swahili states. More and more ethnic Arabs move to the eastern coast of Africa, due to the prosperous trade taking place in that region. The conversion of natives of Madagascar continues, and the city of Sanafah is organized as a vassal of Mecca, being the home of the missionaries and some immigrant Arabs, as well as Arabized natives.
    • Cicilia hosts continuing negotiations in Adana, which has become a decently powerful city. Nubia's Emir surprises me peany when he announces that his son will not be a vassal but a direct Emir of the Sultanate, so preparations for unification begin. Among the preparations include more cultural mixing. A minor rebellion of Republicans breaks out, but is quickly subjugated. Mecca, Oman and Yemen all expand 10,000 sq km. Meanwhile, the Amir (elected leader) of Jiddah rises in power as his city grows more powerful in comparison to Mecca. Basra expands 10,000 sq km, as do Ifat and Socotra.
  • Oyo Empire: Oyo continues its 10,000 km expansion along the West African coastline, increasing their power in the region by doing so. Vassalization of Benin begins in its third year, with the increasing Oyo grip on the shrinking economy of Benin. The Orthodox faith continues to spread throughout the ranks of the intellectual elite of Oyo, who recommend the belief to their peers further down the social ladder. As the belief grows, many begin to view the faith as a more reasonable alternative to life, as it explains many things about the world around them accurately.

1427

PMIII 1427
The Mamluks urge the Georgians and Ottomans to sign the Treaty of Adana to end ongoing hostilities.

The first band of Gypsies visits Paris, according to an account of the citizens of Paris. The Celestine Order, a Roman Catholic monastic order, a branch of the Benedictines, is established in France.

Lincoln College, a constituent college of the University of Oxford, is founded.

The House of Balsic's rule of Zeta comes to an end.

Bhaktapur Royal Palace in Nepal is built by King Yaksa Malla.

Gabriel V is elected Patriarch of the Coptic Church for the second time.

Minrekyansa becomes King of Ava.

The Conflict of Druimnacour occurs in Sutherland, Scotland.

The first witch hunts begin, in Switzerland.

The Celebration of Sant Jordi (St George) begins in Catalonia.

Ukraine revolts against Muscovy along with the Old-Rus areas of OTL Belarus in protest of recent Muscovite actions to incorporate the region into their nation.

A plague hits Cahokia, devastating the nation. Moundville and other vassal civilisations slip past the grasp of the Cahokians, and Cahokia shrinks.

Still has yet to be addressed I think, but I was away today, so I may have missed something. -MP

Leinster refuses to submit to Munster.


  • Aztec Empire: The Emperor Tlaxcala send Eagle Scout warriors to the north to further search, and look for more land to conquer. The Emperor improves the sacrificial district in Technolitian. Montezuma II is eager to take the throne, and grows impatient. The military and economy is expanded.
    • Aztec diplomacy: Requests an alliance from the old neighbors of Zapotec.
    • The Zapotec Alliance accepts the offer of an alliance.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow: Protests in the western lands of the realm and in the recently incorporated Ukraine have been simmered down a bit after city levies and guards have dispersed and suppressed the crowds using non-lethal wooden weapons in order to prevent civilian deaths. In the western lands the protests have ended in several months, while the ones in Ukraine still continue at a lesser extent. The Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church has came to the Ukraine to address the people that the Russian people are not the enemy to be faced against, but the East Slavic brothers that are meant to unify the land of the Rus’ into one body in order for our defense and to bring together those who practice Russian Orthodox. With a call by the church to end the protests in order to keep the nation unified, many protesters stop in the towns and cities of Ukraine and continue to with their daily duties. However, several hundred still remain in protest. Military development continues. Merchant vessels continue to bring in wealth to the nation. Construction of naval vessels continue, with three ships expected to be constructed in another year. We send another request for trade agreements with France, Portugal and Austria to export far eastern goods.
  • Hamburg-Brunswick-Lüneburg: Influence of Bruchhausen continues (Turn Two). After extensive testing, a weakness of the arquebus is discovered, its accuracy drops off exponentially after a few yards. The HTSCs ship order increases again to 170. The economy grows more, thanks to the partnerships with the English and Dutch. Hamburg begins influencing Lippe.
  • Principality of Brittany: The Renne Royal Military Academy is formed, mostly for the purpose of training future officers of the military. The monk Hansen de Vois continues his research on the connection between parents and their offspring, cataloguing thousands of pea plants and flowers in an effort to discover one of the mysteries of life. The Royal Breton Scientific Institution is also created. It is run mostly by Catholic monks, who are the most educated in Breton society. The military continues to be built up, starting with the acquisition of 150 muskets and 500 crossbows. The military experiments with the idea of volley firing, which should theoretically allow for there to be muskets firing at all times. The Royal Military Academy also experiments with different formations, specifically designed to break up the fast-moving cavalry and flank the slow-moving square formations. The peasant army continues to be slowly dissolved, as a new, improved elite fighting force begins to emerge. Meanwhile, trade continues to reap in a huge profit as Bavaria now uses Breton land as a trade port. The trade network continues to be improved as thoughts begin to emerge of a nation-wide postal service. Along with improving the trade network, the road network is upgraded, as stone roads begin to slowly creep through the capital, Renne. Intent on creating the most advanced capital city in Europe, Prince John VI orders the city walls to be expanded and the road system to expand outward beyond the city. The Royal House of Espionage executes its first operation as it assassinates a minor rebellious lord. In reward for the success, Rohan is promoted to Field Commander and given control of the Royal Military Academy. However, members of the Royal Court begin to fear that Rohan is gaining far too much power far too quickly. Prince John VI quickly dismisses those claims.
  • 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 Castile 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 Castile and Venice. England hopes to unseat the Hansetic League and become the most powerful trading monopoly in Northern Europe. The World Exploration Council continues to expand influence after the massive success of the African Trade delegation. 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. North Sea trade is almost completely dominated by the North Sea Trading Alliance(Holland, and Albion mostly) Nordic and English culture continues to blend, with stories of the mythical Norse gods becoming popular reading among the wealthy segments of the population. Pope Ian recovers from his illness and decides to visit the Vatican to discuss the growing rift between the two churches. Prussia is welcomed as a new member of the faith. The Pope personally visits Prussia before traveling to Naples. Brittany is approached with an offer of trade. France is proposed a secret offer (meet on mod page, Sine for a  private chat)
    • ​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. Further trade occurs with Munster and Ulster. Dublin begins a massive renovation of the city with its newfound wealth.
    • Wales: The Welsh military and navy are expanded. The Welsh begin to see the fruits of all the English banking investments as large areas of the nation see improvements in infrastructure. Representation in the Albion Parliament increases as a minor population boom in and around Cardiff begins.
  • Roman Empire: With the Latins rebelling in Greece, the military is deployed to defeat them and to restore order. Although the Latins are experienced and their numbers are bolstered by some of the mercenaries dismissed by the Empire a few years ago, they are still outnumbered, and worse, disunited. Some favor the son of Centurione II, since he is currently free, while others want to attack Constantinople in order to set Centurione II free. This proves to be their undoing, and in several pitched battles, the Latins are routed and defeated. Some flee, but many are unable to in the face of the powerful new Roman fleet. It is currently unknown what will be done with the Latins. Outside of the war, the Empire continues to improve its military. After the victory against the Latins, the Emperor orders the vast majority of fortresses and castles in Greece to be renovated and installed with garrisons. The Orthodox delegation arrives at Rome and is ready to begin negotiations.
    • Vatican Dip: The Pope agree to the talk page proposal.
    • Theodoro: The kingdom continues to do what it normally does. Trade expands.
  • Iroquois Confederation: The plagues and famines that had hit Cahokia also impacted the Iroquois, but not to the same extent. Scouts are sent south to see what has happened with Cahokia, but see little more than ruin and devastation, and was unable to help the people who lived in the borders of the once massive civilization. Growth is slow as the plague and famine reduce available food, but the military and economy are still strong. Support is given to the Algonquin tribes for reclaiming their land from the Chaokian infringement, but little else can be done at the moment.
  • Colorado Confederation:
    • Navajo: Centralization and infrsstructure build up continues.
    • Kim: Centralization and infrastructure build up continues. We oversee the establishment of the numerous refugee stations for the Apache and they are built along the border of the Navajo and the Pueblo in order to ensure trade between the Stations and the tribes.
    • Pueblo: Centralization and infrastructure build up continues.
    • Apache: The Civil War continues and the Anti-Hoot forces finally unify and begin to March on to Order. Meanwhile, the City of Order establishes an elite army and expands its borders.
    • Pima: Centralization and military build up continues.
    • Commanche:Raiding and the confederate government continue.
  • 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. After ten years of successful political overwhelming, Florence accepts our supremacy over their lands, and their affairs. The republic of Florence and his vassal states open the door to King Ladislaus I, and is appointed Lord Protector. So to ensure the stability of the northern border, and to strengthen the Neapolitan hegemony in Italy, the creation of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany is decided. The title of Grand Duke of Tuscany is given to Frederick of Habsburg, nephew of King Ladislaus I (in this way the House of Habsburg-Tuscany is created).
    • Grand Duchy of Tuscany: Improves the economy and the military. In this great new land, which is the union of many rich and important cities in central Italy, begins the phenomenon known as the Renaissance, which already had its first beginnings in the policies of King Ladislaus I of Naples. The economic prosperity of the previous years is accented with commercial junction providing Naples and Genoa, and now the city of Florence is the commercial nexus among all the Italian states, displacing Venice, not yet out of his indefatigable civil war. The Grand Duke Friedrich I, helps promote economic prosperity, gives incentives to manufacturing output grow, and improve access roads to make the trade more fluid and profitable. The army is formed to the image of the Neapolitan, with gradual use of new firearms that become quite popular. Frederick I became a great patron  and the Tuscan nobles soon follow this particular policy. The artists, protected and maintained by the nobles and bourgeois rising, unleash their creativity.
    • Duchy of 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 Genoa the boom in production of luxury items continue. The pressure of the Genoese traders in Tunis is growing, and combined with the presence of Christian missionaries, who at the same time serve commercial spies; is accomplished the capture of a lot of exotic products that are not easy to get due to the conflicts and trade barriers in the Near East, and the axis between Tunis and Genoa is strengthened. The Genoese economy restarts his golden age
    • Duchy of Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. The Duchy of Ferrara is created, and the lordship of Mantua is now part of this Duchy. The paper industry is forging ahead, and also the making of looms, making this duchy in one of the most productive in northern Italy. The House of Este ruled by the former Marquis Niccolo III of Este, receives the tittle of Duke and now as Niccoli I. The marriage of the daughter of King Ladislaus, Agnes, and the son of Niccolo, Hercules, is celebrated this year.
    • Duchy of 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, and is recognized as the best European wine. On the island of corsica a boom of mercenaries continue. The Neapolitan army started recruiting many Corsicans, making them a legend in terms of ferocity and skill in the skirmishes and battles.
    • Marquisate of Modena: Improves the economy and the military. Niccolo assumes this title also, and initiates a time dedicated to art and culture, encouraging painters, sculptors and architects that embellish this little Marquisate, leading Italian opulence to a new level.
    • Principality of Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. Dairy cattle production increases, and in the same way the manufacture of better quality cheese, they continue to be exported to Italy, Hungary and Byzantium. Vassalization of Croia continues. The sudden death of Balsa III, shocks the principality. The funeral is performed and many important personages of the kingdom gather to say goodbye, including the King Ladislaus I. After that the transition starts, Balsa III left no living male heirs, and therefore the House Balsic disappears, and the only descendants are Jelena and Teodora, Jelena remain unmarried so the King Ladislaus I decided that his son recently recognized, Giovanni, will become the new Prince of Zeta as Giovanni I, and take Jelena as his wife, to maintain political continuity. Thus the House of Anjou-Balsic starts.
    • Vatican City: Pope continues the campaign of evangelization in the lands of the Balkans. Missionaries continue to be sent to support the Order of St John, and a special group of these is working in North Africa, especially in Tunisia, where they try to recover the core of Christians. Ladislaus I, known as the "magnanimous patron" orders his artists and builders to continue the creation of a palace dedicated to God. The Pope condemns all those who come to the false churches that are being created in Europe. The Pope sen his bless to the Celestine Order and hopw they work with faith in France. The Pope in his speeches continue condemning the current lack of security of pilgrims traveling to the holy land, which the Christian nations have a priority to recover these places and they are missing to the will of God. Pope notes the situation in Switzerland with indulgence the idea of banishing heresies and acts that offend God's name is one of the reasons of being of the Catholic Church. In the College of Cardinals, discussed the possibility of creating a tool for the purification of heresies (The Tribunal of the Holy Office). Similarly, it is recommended to nations within the HRE, to be reconciled to the Roman Church.
    • County of Provence: The reform of the administration continues, adapting the Neapolitan model which has had so much success. Improves economy through trade, and manufacturing cloth. The military camp is also improved, adding new equipment and Italian military ideas.
    • Duchy of Anjou: As in Provence, the Duchy transformation is performed. The economy and military improve.
    • Alencon: The economy and military improve.
    • Narbonne: The economy and military improve.
    • Vendome: The economy and military improve.
  • Prussia: The Prussians continue efforts to annex their vassal of Riga. The nearly 25 years spent developing their economy and military have resulted in both being massively strong. The capital at Marienburg is well on its way to becoming one of the great capitals of Europe.
    • 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.
    • Pomerania: The Pomeranians continue building their economy and continue building a new national army. Inspired by the success of Prussia's development of Marienburg, Duke Otto II begins the construction of a beautiful capital city at Stettin.
  • France: The military and navy are built up, the vassalage of Verdun and Metz begins. Continues establishing its own entity to deal with the religious crisis left by the schism. While this, Prince Louis turns ten and continues attending a renowned school in Paris learning about politics and theology, navy experience a huge boost due to trade with North Africa through St Marie d'Africa. The alliance with Austria is reviewed, but for now France states neutrality is their best policy.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. Vassalage of Strassburg starts. The same choice made by the French is taken by the Burgundians as they feel the same way to France. Burgundy is reluctant to do as Brabant-Hainaut-Holland desires and says it will consider it.
    • 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.
    • Lorraine: Military and economy are built up.
    • Berry: Military and economy are built up.
    • Bourbon: Military and economy are built up.
    • Auvergne: Military and economy are built up.
    • Forez: Military and economy are built up.
  • County of Oldenburg: Count Dietrich, quite peeved that his candidate for Osnabruck's Prince-Bishop did not get the position, decides to redouble his efforts to vassalise the bishopric, so that when the next vacancy comes, he will have much more power over the result (ninth year of vassalisation). The military is built up. 
  • Grand Duchy of Bavaria: Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI begins petitioning the lords of Bamberg and Oettingen for tribute and manpower. 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 ten large carracks being finished, and by 1427 a trade route is put in place. Such important places in the trade route include Rome, Athens, Constantinople, Gibraltar, and the coasts of Brittany. The planned market center in Landshut continues to be developed. Heinrich XVI allocates power to his councillors in figuring out a new church or any new Western church to join. In dynastic news, Heinrich XVI observes how most of the Pfalz nobility supports an independent, non-Bavarian state. However, the Grand Duke begins establishing relations with the few noblemen who do support him. In religious news, Heinrich opens up the country to the Hollander reformists and preachers, noting that the Reformation from the west is a good answer to the current schism and would be a suitable replacement. Subsequently, a small group of dedicated Reformists arise in Munchen.
    • Munchen: The main campus of Queen Isabell University is completed, and the beginning courses include French, Latin, English, and Greek as well as theology, clergy training and mathematics being taught. By 1427, the total class amounts to about 1,120 people. 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.
    • Burgau: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Nurnburg: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
  • 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, wheat continues to be cultivated in Leiname. Meanwhile, a explorer named Afonso Anes de Santarém receives a summons from Henrique, Duke of Viseu, who orders him to depart from Sagres in a barque, with instructions to sail to the west, to discover some land and return with notice. The voyage is being made to determine the location of the island discovered by Diogo de Silves two years before. With less than a few days of travel, Santarém discovers a scattering of rocky outcroppings, which he examines. He quickly returns to Sagres, due to bad weather. Meanwhile, Portugal accepts the Muscovian offer.
  • As negotiations in Adana are finalized and are signed to end the war, the Mamluk Sultanate begins the daunting task of recovery. To begin the reconstruction, Sultan al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem decides that he will dominate all trade in both the Eastern Mediterranean and in the Indian Ocean. To complete his plans, he begins to work on construction of massive warships, notably a series of frigates and caravels, in both Suez and Tyre. With Alexandria, and many new amirates having tense relations with the Sultan, al-Mansur cautiously extends an olive branch, declaring, "While times may be troubling - and they are - we need to work as a nation and overcome all difficulties we have faced." Halil bin Sana, considered to be a hero in the republican factions, accepts the truce uneasily, but demands that the post of Grand Vizier be elected by the varied Emirs and Amirs to be chosen from among the Emirs and Amirs. The idea gains massive traction in the republican Amirates, and the loyalist Emirates realize that they have the majority, so approve of the plan. Saadiq Assaf continues to expand upon his ideas about Islam, and slowly begins to work with the Great Imam of Alexandria to incorporate some of his more liberal policies. All Burji states grow militaries.
    • ​al-Sumal expands 10,000 sq km as Mogadishu continues to gain large market shares of slaves, ivory and gold. al-Swahili continues to influence Malindias more and more ethnic Arabs move to the eastern coast of Africa, due to the prosperous trade taking place in that region. The conversion of natives of Madagascar continues, based out of Sanafah from which the efforts are based. Tribal leaders from the south of the island begin to visit Sanafah to learn Arabic in order to organize their own states.
    • Cicilia begins construction of a large navy in order to assist with the Sultan's plans to control Eastern Mediterranean trade. Adana now begins to get into a rivalry with Aleppo as the main Mamluk power in the north. Both cities attempt to outshow each other, and as such a vibrant cultural scene develops in Cicilia. Nubia's preparations for unification continue; among the preparations include more cultural mixing. Mecca, Oman and Yemen all expand 10,000 sq km. Meanwhile, the Amir (elected leader) of Jiddah rises in power as his city grows more powerful in comparison to Mecca. Ifat and Socotra both grow 10,000 sq km. In order to grow further in the Horn of Africa. Zeila, the capital of Ifat and Tamrida, the capital of Socotra, begin to vie for dominance of the Red Sea Opening and the surrounding trade zones.
  • Mesopotamia also begins to recover from its invasion. Mesopotamia, which was hit much harder than the Sultanate proper, has more physical reconstruction to complete, leading to repairs in the city of Mosul, which is matched by progress made in Baghdad, to make sure the capital does not fall behind. Basra expands 10,000 sq km.
  • Venetian Republic: In Venice News finally leaves the republic carrying word from Venice and the new Doge. Last year, the Venetian merchants stormed the city of Venice and handed it over to Christofo Roscol. Upon hearing of the murder of his brother Michiel he ordered the beheading of every traitorous noble and banished their families and confiscated what property and wealth he could. Then he demanded that he be made Doge, the Venetian merchants consented and placed him in leadership. Christofo then set about replacing the empty holes left by his purge of the nobles with his loyalists from across the Empire, tearing up the Golden book and declaring he would restore the republic to its true strength. Hardened by civil war and having had to use wit and intrigue to make the Empire submit to his will, Christofo manages his "allies" well. He also states that he will spread the republic to Venice's vassals, although only in a local form. The Empire will be governed from Venice on a grand scale but each constituent of it will manage their own affairs. He sends out letters to Venice's old allies to state that they are now ready to stand with them once again, he also sends a letter to Naples to forgive their invasion of Corfu and asks that they continue their alliance. Veneto has survived without any real damage to the land or peoples. However, the true winners are the merchants, who have consolidated their power and have retained their fleets while the Venetian fleet has been halved in size.
    • Naples Dip: The King sent an emissary with a note where he says to the new  Doge that the sole intention of the Neapolitan kingdom was free Corfu from the hands of a noble Italian course, that did not represent the interests of Naples. Wait cordially restore the situation to the era before the Civil War.
  • In the Epirote Free Ports Saranda begins rebuilding after having been damaged in the final siege while Titani and Preveza benefit from a massive increase in trade, having provided a safe haven for traders toward the end of the war. Plans are made to install city governments in the republican manner which Christofo has promised.
  • In the Pelopennese the Gastàldos that were put in command are told to begin planning changes to make reforms to the local governance.
  • In Attica After an exhaustive war, the Atticans are spent, they plead to the Doge to help them rebuild and more if he would be so generous. The lords of the lands there protest against the idea of reform but only with words.
  • In Candia Egidio Morosini is placed back in command of Candia but not as king, he takes this as a slight but is kept calm after visiting the new Doge in person and discussing the matter. He agrees to the terms of reformation of the government as long as he is made the hereditary lord of Candia and so long as Candia becomes a vassal of Venice rather than a direct part, with leave to manage more of its own affairs. The Doge, not willing to start another war, agrees to his terms. Candia should be a de jure vassal in a few years. Eco-turn
    • Corfu: As the nobles of Corfu recover from a hard time dealing with various threats of invasion, they are more concerned with the state of the island than with the proposed reforms. However, many offer to support them in return for favourable positions. The Doge, conscious of the threats placed on the islands from the Neapolitans, aims to rebuff the defence of the island and capital. He orders the construction of a series of seven forts to be placed along the western coastline (five here) and around the capital (two here), doubling the defensive capability of the island once complete. Mil-turn
    • Kaffa: With order returning to the rest of the empire, Kaffa stands in a better position than before, now rich with trade to the east and north, the Governor General Victor Borozzi begins to work toward increasing the population. He is cautious concerning the talk of reform, fearing that the locals will use it as a chance to rebel. Eco-turn
    • Naxos: Having secured the servitude of various vassals to it as well as Venice, Naxos is suddenly considerably more influential. However, still fears its recovering rival to the south, Candia. The Duke, Giovanni II Crispo, welcomes the knights who served in the civil war to take up homes wherever they wish across the Naxian hegemony and offers to give them lands to rent and use and money to build them manors to live in. Many decide to take up residence across the various isles of Naxos, attracting small amount of villagers to their manors and lands and increasing the population and influence of the suddenly increased hospitalar peoples. With news of the reforms, the hospitalars are wary but supportive of Christofo. However, Giovanni the Duke is opposed, but mindful of the new power he has given to the hospitalars he keeps himself in check and focuses on building relations with his many new knights and vassals. Eco-turn
      • Aegina: Geragio Doro takes over running Aegina from his father, he begins by utilising the new joint vassalage to Naxos and Venice to gather a reasonable fleet of ships, which he then uses to trade the grain of the island, it doesn't bring in a large amount of excess wealth, however, brings in more than before. The news of reform brings questions as Aegina is sworn to the Duke of Naxos not Naxos itself. Eco-turn
      • Athens: Frederico Doro continues to work alongside the Roman Poténsa in rebuilding the city, it remains a key trade point, however, is still recovering from changing sides so many times. The news of reforms are taken easily here, where they already have a democratic system built in. However, it is wondered about how the duel governance can continue if the republic is standardised. Eco-turn
      • Negroponte: The Gastàldo of Negroponte, Rizardo Lacaris, welcomes the news of reform having still to deal with various troublesome nobles. They, however, talk openly of rebellion, and worried by this Rizardo sends a letter to Naxos requesting they send knights and ships to support them. Meanwhile, refugees who settled in Negroponte help the capital grow in economic capacity. Eco-turn
  • Epirote Republic: Christofo refuses to give up his rule in Epirus when he takes the position of Doge upon himself, he has his advisors sent to Venice so that he may discuss governance of the land. He declares that the government shall become one of a Republic, submissive to the Venetian Republic and with him as the ultimate rule of Doge. He gives them instruction to rebuild the economy and implement his reforms. Eco-turn
  • Mayan Empire: Having established relations with the Aztec Empire, we begin another war of expansion, which goes south to acquire terrority. It ends upon reaching another coast in the west, so it then turns, and gose along the coast. Maya City becomes a hub of activity.
  • The United Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia: Trade continues to grow, as an increase in finished goods allows for higher profits. The mines and foundries also grow, albeit more slowly than before. Constanta now contains many small workshops. A trade offer is sent to the kingdom of Georgia, upon hearing of a similar Hungarian one. Research into gunpowder weapons continues, and the newly equipped fleet practices with their new weapons.
    • Georgian Response: The Kingdom of Georgia gladly accepts the trade request from its Orthodox brethren in Wallachia-Moldavia.
  • 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. Influence grows on Ahom and Koch, as we provide much of their food, and many of their other goods since they 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. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat. Cash crops continue to be grown in large amounts. The vassalization process continues on Aoch and Kohm (Year Thirteen). 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 eleven of integration). The merchants that continually travel between Kohm, Aoch, and Ava continue to allow for some of the populations of those nations to continue to convert to Islam. Due to trade with China and other Middle Eastern nations, cannon and hand cannon designs become more common, leading some of the richest landed elite to continue to outfit their levies with cannons and hand cannons. Due to Bengal having control over lands of multiple ethnicities and religions, literary works in the form of poems and epics begin to take influence from all three religions of the Sultanate.
    • Kingdom of Arakan: 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, the entire population in Arakan begin to see many more conversions of their residents to Islam. Raja (King) Anuj Chandra Charmchi passes away from a combination of old age and a fever after being bedridden for several weeks. The son of the Bengali Sultan, Zulfiqar Padma Shah is given control of the Kingdom. Since he is only ten years old, however, the country is technically run by a series of advisors, who are mainly Islamic, but some Buddhists also serve as advisors.
    • Emirate of Andamana: Mansoor Basil Amirmoez continues to reclaim land on the island to make room for farms, and to have timber for building both boats and houses. The Emirate expands another 500 km into the island. The ships built by the timber from the island help contribute to Bengali trade.
    • Rajya of Orissa: The Rajya (Kingdom) of Orissa comes under the control of the Bengali Sultanate at last, partly due to the incompetence of the current leader of Orissa, Bhanudeva IV. Unlike the other vassals of the Bengali Sultanate, Bhandudeva IV is kept farther away from the daily politics of controlling Orissa, relying mainly on Islamic advisors sent directly by the Bengal Sultan. The advisors quickly persuade Bhandudeva IV to allow the Muslims settlers in the northern part of the Rajya to hold land south of the previously agreed living space. In order to avoid some of the protest against this, the prices are higher per acre of land for Muslims than it is for Hindus, which the Bengali Sultan soon hopes to change.
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan):<s> </s>We fix up our roads and add outposts in different areas just to watch out for more enemies trying to attack us. We build up our economy by fixing trade routes to the Usegi state. Around our capital city we continue to build a giant fort - walls and towers that go around the whole city. Since war is over for now, we go back to rebuilding our first college of Japan. We ask all the other ststes in Japan to unite with us to stop Ming China from destroying us. (Need mod to see if other states will unite with us.) What is left of the military is used to protect out capital city. Our remains of the navy is used to make our waters safe. The Shogun is very upset with all of this crap going on, but he still has to help his nation out the best he can. Ambassadors are sent to Ning China to ask them to stop. We will give you all the money we have to stop this war.
    • Hadn't you been banned back in 1425? You can't post until 1429. --Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 15:15, February 28, 2014 (UTC)
    • No, I have not been. Nova was being dumb and Crim said that this ban was stupid. 
    • The issue was put to a vote in the mod page, and Crim was the only one that voted against. The other four mods voted for your temporary banning.
  • The Nation of the Oirats: 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. As we increase in population, we slowly target our expansion northward. We expand 10 px to the North. We continue our fight and we raise more soldiers. After retaking our land, we slowly push the Mongols back and start to develop more cities. We begin to build a primitive waste system and school, learning from books coming from merchants in China.
  • Trier: We upgrade our military and economy. We influence the states around us.
  • UNC: The UNC works on its economy, drawing new trade routes in and around the Baltic Sea. Hungary is thanked for reaffirming its alliance. Novgorod and Prussia are both offered non-aggression treaties. Beowulf continues to grow in popularity, especially in Denmark and Sweden.
  • Ulster: Ulster continues to influence Breifne, and another offer of Dynastic Union is sent to them. Can a Mod PLEASE respond to this? The King creates a small standing army, which is highly trained. A trade outpost is set up in Iceland, and more stories begin to filter back of a farther island, and these claims are taken seriously, although the main view of the Ulsterian Traders is that the island, described as an ice covered wasteland, is not worth visiting, and as a result, the majority of adventurous captains stop sailing west. Ulsterian Beer becomes popular throughout Ireland. Ulsterian Merchants begin to expand into other endeavours, such as honey and cattle.
  • Kingdom of Cuzco: After hitting the coast, we expand into the Aymara's territory (I was told I wouldn't need an algo for this because of their fractured nature, if this has changed inform me and ignore the next part of this post.) We take 200 km of land within the year. Road work and military training continues. Reforms to our agriculture/trade based economy more profitable.
  • 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. We ask for an alliance with Naples to protect our nation.
    • Naples Dip: The king sent a messenger with a note, where proof of good intentions is requested. Distrust toward the House of Visconti is big, especially when they have been rivals competed to achieve hegemonic position in the former republic of Florence. It is for this reason that we are not yet sure to accept an alliance.
  • Castile: The Castilian economy continues a larger process of pulling in more money through trade. The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to convert 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 to 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 researchers 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 toward a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move toward 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. John now with full support from his people and his father and the noblemen begins the process of transferring power from King Henry to Prince John. John now has a son and daughter twins, named Elenor, and Henry after their grandparents.  The Kingdom's 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. Castile begins a major process of researching the arquebus acquired and develops its own version which is used to replace the hand cannons. Castile sends 10,000 troops once again to aid St John. The Castilian navy using the Canaries as a base continually explore the area and discover a new island chain, the closest island is able to be settled and a small settlement springs up on the islands and is built up and styled as a resupply base. (200 sq km expansion Capo Verde. I was informed by multiple mods that this was okay).
    • Granada: The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir dies and his son now named the Emir begins to style the country as a Principality (Emirate means Principality) to be more neutral and friendly to its liege lord of Castile. The Emir, however, remains secretly Christian and begins hiring a few Castilian advisors who are wholly more competent than many of the Granadan advisors. 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 country begins to show promising signs of real economic advancement. The population of true Castilians in the country begins to increase to rival the native Granadans as many of the Muslims have left the area due to the unfavorable atmosphere of the country.
    • 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 are able to build upon the multiple viable settlements and a moderately sized and growing population. The Canaries finally completely covering the islands begins to send moderately sized fleets that are resupplied from the islands and from Castile to continually explore the area. The Canaries help supply settlers and fleets moving to Capo Verde.
    • Kingdom of Cyprus: Cyprus is taken over by Castile as per the Knights Hospitaller's wishes with the 10,000 Castilian troops of the Royal army and around 3000 Cyprisian troops being raised in defence of the new kingdom. The King previously declared in Larnaca is declared over all of Cyprus and with the expansion to secure all the Island he begins to rebuild the Shattered kingdom with funding from the Hospitaller and Mostly Castile. The Kingdom specifically works on the training of a new professional army as well as economic improvement with the assistance of Castile. The Branch of the Knights Hospitaller in Cyprus reset up by the branch from Rhodes develop into part of the island kingdoms defence forces with their connections to a Branch in Castile helping boost a trade flow to the island. The Knights also allow the migration of any willing knights from Rhodes to Cyprus to keep the kingdom and its new force stable and alive as a professional organization.
  • Timurid Empire: We continue with our islamization of our nation and our vassals. Due to our increased activity and trade with India, the Hindu culture spreads through our Empire. We begin developing roads near our Indian border and start influencing Malwa (Year one out of three?). We also begin creating a more efficient guard post system on important roads in order to halt bandits from damaging goods.
    • Emirate of Venad: Islamization economy and infrastructure.
    • Sultanate of Bahamani: We work on the economy and our infrastructure.
    • Kingdom of North Iraq: The military is built up, while public works continue throughout the country. Stocking up of food continues.
    • Kingdom of Iran: We work on our economy and infrastructure.
    • Kingdom of Gilan: We work on the economy and infrastructure.
    • Kingdom of Khursan: We work on the economy and infrastructure.
    • Guajarat: We work on our economy and build up our military.
  • Kingdom of Georgia: With the signing of the Treaty of Adana, the liberation of Assyria is deemed complete, and Georgian participation in the Ottoman-Mamluk War ends. Celebrations are held in Tbliisi's half-completed Bolnisi Sioni to commemorate "the liberation of our Assyrian brethren from the heathen," and Catholicos Shio II delivers an Easter sermon in praise of this effort. Grumblings among the Georgian nobility that the peace deal achieved little for Georgia, that criticize the return of the larger half of the Kingdom's conquests to Mesopotamia, are swiftly silenced by appointing the most prominent offenders to decidedly unpleasant postings in Assyria. With the conclusion of the war, the Georgians finally have time to complete some much-needed economic reforms: in particular, the consolidation of the royal bureaucracy improves tax returns, expanding the Georgian economy. Additionally, the veterans of the Jarishuri - as well as some of the levies inducted into it over the course of the campaign - receive land grants as reward for their loyal service. As a result of these land grants, the Georgians begin settling Ossetia, expanding northward by 850 sq km.
    • Kingdom of Armenia: The Armenians likewise end their participation in the Ottoman-Mamluk War as the Treaty of Adana comes into effect. However, where the Georgians use the newfound period of peace to revitalize their economy, King Smbat worries about the underwhelming performance of Armenia's levy-based military on the Mesopotamian front. Accordingly, he founds the Azatagrman Banak - or Azbanak for short - as a permanent formation along the lines of the Georgian Jarishuristrengthening the Armenia military.
    • Principality of Gordyene: The northern half of Assyria is bequeathed to Armenia in recognition of its support during the Assyrian Liberation. King Smbat bestows this principality on his third son, Prince Levon, whose aptitude for administration and irksome habit of plotting against his elder brothers makes him a natural choice for this important (but distant) post. Upon his arrival at the Gordyene court at Dahuk - which its jubilant Assyrian population has already begun to call Nuhadra, its former name - Prince Levon immediately assigns the majority of his personal retinue to train the Principality's inexperienced guard forces. Levon's Armenian veterans, survivors of the pitched battles around Kirkuk and Lake Dokan, provide valuable feedback to the new Assyrian recruits, strengthening the Gordian military. Combined with the migration of Kurds to the Principality of Ardalan, the arrival of Levon's troops (and their families) grows the Christian presence in this province: there are now 32K Christians of a total 90K Gordians.
    • Principality of Adiabene: The southern half of Assyria, meanwhile, falls under Georgian dominion; however, King Giorgi is unwilling to dispatch his son and heir, Prince Alexandre, to such an unsettled region, while his other children are still too young for such a task. Accordingly, the King appoints Gabro Barsohdo, a Jarishuri captain of mixed Georgian-Assyrian descent who distinguished himself during the battle of Aqrah, as the Prince of Adiabene. Prince Barsohdo establishes his court at Arbil - now once again called Arbela, its ancient name - and immediately begins repairing the damage done during the assault on the city. The reconstruction of the city's walls attracts much business from the Assyrian diaspora, revitalizing the Adiabene economy. Additionally, between the settlement of former Georgian troops in the Assyrian-controlled Nineveh Plains, the migration of Kurds to the Principality of Ardalan, and the return of some Assyrian refugees, the population of Adiabene now stands at 44K Christians of 122K Adiabenites.
    • Principality of Ardalan: Finally, the Principality of Ardalan is turned over to Helo bin Marwan, a local chieftain whose raids on Mesopotamian supply lines contributed to a Georgian victory at the Battle of the Little Zab. Prince Helo, who does not even adopt a nominal pretense of following Christianity, eagerly welcomes the Kurds fleeing from the Georgian-backed Assyrian states, and expands his state's infrastructure to assist in the resettlement of these refugees. 15 years remain before Ardalan is returned to Mesopotamia, and Prince Helo intends to solidfy his position as much as possible before that period concludes.
  • 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 our vassal states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, Burgau, Patria del Friuli, Chur, and Württemberg. We begin influencing the Electorate of the Palatinate , Dettingen, Cilli, and Burggrafshaft. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. 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. We begin assimilating the population of Aquileia, which has become dependent on Austrian trade and support for its defense and prosperity. We continue to grow closer through trade. We begin to extend friendly relations to France in the hopes of securing the western border of the empire and to prevent further conflict in the region. Albert and his wife Elisabeth give birth to their first child in Vienna, named Anne, on 12 April.
    • Naples Dip: The king asks for the approval of the creation of the new titles in Italy.
  • Aragon expands economy and infrastructure. Christianity is spread in Cyrenaica.
  • Oyo Empire: The Oyo continue their expansion along the coastline of West Africa, increasing their grip in Benin as well by replacing countless Benin leaders with their own, a move met with acceptance in Benin as the local populace look to Oyo as a symbol of progression and wealth, as well as a solution to the dire economic stagnation of their own nation. The Orthodox faith is now spreading like wildfire as both nobles and commoners, taking after the socialites of their nation, convert to Orthodoxy as the faith of choice by the people. The four men who came to Oyo several years ago, are granted titles by Alaafin Akitunde, who himself was baptized the same year as his father before the latter's death. With Akitunde continuing his father's programs, he decides to pencil in a number of churches as the faith grows throughout Oyo, which are to be integrated into the planned cities under construction. The navy now boasts six nlanla vessels, all of which surpass the largest ships in Europe in size. They ply the sea routes between Oyo and Castille, and also sail south around southern Africa to trade with the Swahili and the Arabs. Backed by an even larger fleet of smaller ships trading with local kingdoms and tribes, Oyo has established itself after a quarter of a century, as a major trading power. As most of Oyo's income comes from overseas, most Oyo see themselves as needing to focus on the sea for their food and wealth, and many have tied their businesses into the sea trade, providing most of their services to the navy and the fishermen which produce a large sum of money for them. Additionally, Lagos is quickly surpassing Oyo-Ile is size and relatively wealth, leading to a strong naval culture developing within the population of the empire. With most of the population located along the coasts and rivers, seafaring has become an integral part of Oyo culture. Finally, with a large literate population, the Oyo people, the term preferred by the now multi-cultural population, are able to enroll in the growing number of navigator schools and naval institutions which allow them to turn to the sea for their income.
  • 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.

1428

Itzcóatl becomes ruler of the Aztecs. He eventually begins the construction of Tenochtitlan.

The Aztec Triple Alliance (also known as The Aztec Empire) forms with the alliance of three Aztec city-states—Tenochtitlán, Texcoco, and Tlacopán—and defeats Azcapotzalco to win control of the Valley of Mexico.

A serious fire occurs at Baynard's Castle in London.

  • Aztec Empire: With Montezuma II's uncle, Itzcoatl becoming the ruler of the Aztecs, and Tenochtitlan's construction coming about, with the enhanced sacrificial district, the people are pleased. Montezuma continues to grow impatient as he desires to become the new emperor. Although he understands when the rain god is ready to make him emperor, so it shall be. The Aztecs double expand their military forces, disregarding their economy.. And with the scouts reporting in from the north, they have given information of open, defenseless land, easily to be captured. If only the old Aztec clan of the Tlaxcala are defeated. Texcoco and Tlacopan begin to aid the Aztecs in the military campaign of facing the old emperor's people, the Tlaxcala. The Aztec's newly formed alliance has permitted the Aztec military forces, to pass through their land to the north, to begin exploring and conquering northern central America. The small bit of economy is only received from Zapotec through trade.
    • I never gave such permission. Moving military through Zapotec land is considered aggressive. 
  • 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 Castile 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 Castile and Venice. England hopes to unseat the Hansetic League and become the most powerful trading monopoly in Northern Europe. The World Exploration Council continues to expand influence after the massive success of the African Trade delegation. 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. North Sea trade is almost completely dominated by the North Sea Trading Alliance(Holland, and Albion mostly) Nordic and English culture continues to blend, with stories of the mythical Norse gods becoming popular reading among the wealthy segments of the population. Pope Ian recovers from his illness and decides to visit the Vatican to discuss the growing rift between the two churches. Prussia is welcomed as a new member of the faith. The Pope personally visits Prussia before traveling to Naples. Brittany is approached with an offer of trade. France is proposed a secret offer (meet on mod page sine or private chat). The London Fire is contained. Scotland is influenced for the second year.
    • ​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. Further trade occurs with Munster and Ulster. Dublin begins a massive renovation of the city with its newfound wealth.
    • Wales: The Welsh military and navy are expanded. The Welsh begin to see the fruits of all the English banking investments as large areas of the nation see improvements in infrastructure. Representation in the Albion Parliament increases as a minor population boom in and around Cardiff begins.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: The new Doge thanks England for its support throughout the civil war. Venice asks to join the North Sea Trading Alliance, pointing out that they have a huge amount of trade with England, Holland, Ireland, the nations of the northern German coast and beyond as well as the fact that they are closely allied with Engalnd and Holland.
  • Hamburg-Brunswick-Lüneburg: Influence on Bruchhausen (Turn 3) and Lippe (Turn 2) continue. The HTSC sees large profits thanks to the strong trade partners in England in Holland. The annual military exercises continue to show improvements in the armed forces, and have come to bring quite a crowd of civilian onlookers. Hoping to further mend relations with their former adversary, the UNC, it is proposed to it to build a paved road from Hamburg to Copenhagen. Thanks to the efforts of the Dutch reformists, who where allowed into Hamburg in a good faith gesture, a local division has been established. Prince William attends one of their speakings, curious about what they had to say. But he left before the conclusion of it, calling the reformists message "outright heresy". Britanny is offered trade.
  • 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 14 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 start building another private school in Rostov and Yaroslavl. We complete building private schools in Torzhok and a private school in Staraya Ladoga. In the year 1445, we will annex Rostov and Yaroslavl into Novgorod.
    • Yaroslavl: We complete the construction of the private school in Yaroslavl and we start the new one. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
    • Rostov: We completed the construction of the private school in Rostov and start the new one. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: With trade now growing with Novgorod, the Doge offers a trade agreement to them, hoping to begin a line of co-operative foreign relations.
  • Prussia: The Prussians continue efforts to annex their vassal of Riga.
    • 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.
    • Pomerania: The Pomeranians continue building their economy and continue building a new national army.
  • The Mamluk Sultanate, relieved that the great Ottoman-Mesopotamian War has come to a conclusion, continues to enforce its recovery. Farming in the Nile Valley, as well as in other regions of the Sultanate pick up as crop rotation becomes even more widely accepted. Sultan al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem continues the growth of the navy's set of caravels and frigates, leading to complete dominance over Western Indian Ocean trade by the Mamluk states. The period of discovery, which was led by Halil bin Sana resumes with government funding going to two primary operations. The first is the Swahili Trade and Exploration Company (STEC), chartered out of Suez, Negev, and the second is the Indian Association of Free Arab Traders and Merchants (IAFATM), chartered out of Muscat, Oman. The STEC establishes itself in al-Swahili and Mogadishu, as well as maintaining a presence in Socotra, Ifat, Nubia, and Yemen. Its first major voyage is planned for next year and aims to reach the Xhosa people near the supposed "Tip of Africa." The IAFATM maintains its strength in Oman, Basra, and Mesopotamia, and plans for a trip to reach Aceh, which is rumored to be rich in spices and other valuable goods that sell well in Europe. In Alexandria, meanwhile, Halil bin Sana urges citizens to preserve the rich and vivid history of the city. A small project to preserve the Lighthouse of Alexandria and also recreate the vast Library of Alexandria, to be based in the Khaldun University, are undertaken, which only increases regionalism and local pride. The interest in the Lighthouse creates an even greater interest in the navy. Saadiq Assaf continues to expand upon his ideas about Islam. Many Alexandrians agree with the reforms, but the ideas have a harder time being accepted in non-republican Emirates. The Grand Imam of Alexandria, considered to have already been a liberalizer of his mosque and community, begins to argue publicly with the Caliph, leading to even greater tensions. All Burji states grow economically due to reconstruction.
    • ​al-Sumal expands 10,000 sq km as Mogadishu continues to gain large market shares of slaves, ivory and gold. al-Swahili continues to influence Malindias more and more ethnic Arabs move to the eastern coast of Africa, due to the prosperous trade taking place in that region. The arrival of the STEC in the region only boosts local output, and pours more wealth and more Arabs into the regions of the Swahili to capitalize on the massive profits. The conversion of natives of Madagascar continues, based out of Sanafah from which the efforts are based. Tribal leaders from the south of the island begin to visit Sanafah to learn Arabic in order to organize their own states.
    • Cicilia continues construction of a large navy in order to assist with the Sultan's plans to control Eastern Mediterranean trade. Adana now begins to get into a rivalry with Aleppo as the main Mamluk power in the north. Both cities attempt to outshow each other, and as such a vibrant cultural scene develops in Cicilia. Nubia's preparations for unification continue; among the preparations include more cultural mixing. Mecca, Oman and Yemen all expand 10,000 sq km. Meanwhile, the Amir (elected leader) of Jiddah rises in power as his city grows more powerful in comparison to Mecca, led by the Caliph. In the region, many claim that there ought to be separation between religious leadership and government, yet the newly elected Caliph ignores these requests. Ifat and Socotra both grow 10,000 sq km. In order to grow further in the Horn of Africa. Zeila, the capital of Ifat and Tamrida, the capital of Socotra, begin to vie for dominance of the Red Sea Opening and the surrounding trade zones.
  • Mesopotamia also continues to recover from its invasion. Mesopotamia, which was hit much harder than the Sultanate proper, has more physical reconstruction to complete, leading to repairs in the city of Mosul, which is matched by progress made in Baghdad, to make sure the capital does not fall behind. Basra expands 10,000 sq km.
  • 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, wheat continues to be cultivated in Leiname. Meanwhile, Santarém goes west again, and discovers another island, which he calls Santa Maria.Santarém then orders the release of herd animals in the island for future colonization.
  • Majapahit: The bocah settlement settles in Sulawesi and it is now 230 people big. The school is available for all people and so far everything goes good. More trade ships are build and with the black powder fireworks are made to scare our opponent.
  • Mayan Empire: Massive military expansion begins, and we reach the most southern point of central america. Our cities are improved, and the research of better weapons begins, such as bows, swords and spears. We open trade with the Aztecs.
  • County of Oldenburg: Vassalisation of Osnabruck enters its tenth year! The OHG this year voyages to the limits of the known world. One ship sails to Iceland in search of potential new markets, whilst the main fleet sails south to Morocco and the Canaries. The army buys some cannons.
  • Brabant-Hainaut-Holland: Military expansion continues. The Reformists continue to grow in numbers as many of both the ruling elite, and commoners join the movement, preaching in other states in western Europe continues. The alliance with the rest of the lowland countries strengthens. Naval expansion continues. the third expedition goes out further along the african coats. Banking and trade continue to grow.
  • The Ming Empire annexes the outlying Japanese islands at the conclusion of the war with the Shogun. Other Daimyos in Japan are handed some of their lands back. Many of the Kyushu daimyos grow concerned at China's naval dominance and the Yongle Emperor, ever forgiving, offers truces, trade agreements and alliances to the daimyos that wish to leave the greedy expansionist ways of the Shogun behind. The Yongle Emperor visits the Japanese Emperor and negotiations to help the Japanese Emperor consolidate power and take the reins of the islands begin. A royal marriage is organised between Japan and China. Korea annexes the Tsushima Island and works on its economy. Haixi Jurchens, Qara Del also work on their economies. Tainan begins to influence the other Taiwanese states with gifts from Xiamen and Fujian. Ming China develops its military technology. Due to heavy co-operation in the war. The Hosokawa Daimyo and the General of the Ming Northern Army develop a close friendship. 
  • France: The military and navy are built up, the vassalage of Verdun and Metz begins. Continues establishing its own entity to deal with the religious crisis left by the schism. While this, Prince Louis turns ten and continues attending a renowned school in Paris learning about politics and theology, navy experience a huge boost due to trade with North Africa through St Marie d'Africa. The alliance with Austria is reviewed, but for now France states neutrality is their best policy.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. Vassalage of Strassburg starts. The same choice made by the French is taken by the Burgundians as they feel the same way to France. Burgundy is reluctant to do as Brabant-Hainaut-Holland desires and says it will consider it.
    • 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.
    • Lorraine: Military and economy are built up.
    • Berry: Military and economy are built up.
    • Bourbon: Military and economy are built up.
    • Auvergne: Military and economy are built up.
    • Forez: Military and economy are built up.
  • The United Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia: The banking industry begins to grow again after a momentary slow down. The new growth precipitates an increase in an increased investment in new construction. Some of the trade cities are starting to become quite large compared to the rest of the region. Constanta has a population of nearly 15,000, and disease is starting to become a major problem. In order to mitigate the threat the prince orders the construction of a sewer, a series of pipes and tunnels which will dump waste into the sea. The idea comes from traders and merchants marveling at a similar, if more complex, system in Constantinople. Gunpowder weapons are also researched. 


  • Ulster: Breifne is vassalised, and Ulster moves troops in to secure this new vassal. Ulster begins to import hand cannons from Albion. Ulsterian Traders continue to spread their trade routes around Europe. Chaucer becomes popular in Ulster. Cattle farming and crop farming continues. A merchant, experimenting with differing grains for whiskey, invents an entirely new drink, which, after mixing with Juniper Berries, has a pleasant flavour. He names it after Ulster, and it becomes known as Ulster Wine, until a Venetian trader correctly identifies it as gin. The merchant then begins to create a process for standardising production. An adventurous youth, under the influence of gin, stoppers a bottle of gin with a piece of cloth, which he accidentally soaks with gin in the process, and then sets it alight whilst trying to light a candle. The resulting explosion sets his clothes alight, and he is arrested for disturbing the peace. But the nobleman who has been attempting to create a weapon of fire, sees this, and has an idea ...
    • Heh, the invention of Molotov cocktails a few hundred years early. I don't think its unallowed because really people have probably been doing such things for years, whether it's economical in an age without mass production, however ...
    • Venetian Diplomacy: With the republic stabilised, trade floods back to Ireland, with many merchants heading to Ulster and the Venetian-Irish port in the south. Many Venetians also begin migrating to the larger trade settlements eager to utilise the lack of a highly developed economy to generate cash.
  • Timurid Empire: We continue influencing Malwa (Year Two out of Three). As an Indo-Persian culture emerges, the islamization of the Hinduists in our nation and our vassals continues. We continue working on our economy and infrastructure.
    • Sultanate of North Iraq: We work on our economy and Islamization continues.
    • Bahamani Sultanate: We work on our economy and Islamization continues.
    • Kingdom of Gilan: We work on our economy and Islamization continues.
    • Kingdom of Iran: We work on our economy and Islamization continues.
    • Venad: We work on our economy and islamization continues.
    • Kingdom of Khursan: We work on our economy and Islamization continues.
  • Grand Duchy of Bavaria:  Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI begins petitioning the lords of Bamberg, Oettingen and Burggrafschaft for tribute and manpower. 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 twenty large carracks being finished, and by 1428 a trade route is put in place. Such important places in the trade route include Rome, Athens, Constantinople, Gibraltar, and the coasts of Brittany. The planned market center in Landshut continues to be developed. Heinrich XVI allocates power to his councillors in figuring out a new church or any new Western church to join. In dynastic news, Heinrich XVI observes how most of the Pfalz nobility supports an independent, non-Bavarian state. However, the Grand Duke begins establishing relations with the few noblemen who do support him. In religious news, Heinrich opens up the country to the Hollander reformists and preachers, noting that the Reformation from the west is a good answer to the current schism and would be a suitable replacement. Subsequently, a small group of dedicated Reformists arise in Munchen.
    • Munchen: The main campus of Queen Isabell University is completed, and the beginning courses include French, Latin, English, and Greek as well as theology, clergy training and mathematics being taught. By 1428, the total class amounts to about 1,120 people. 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.
    • Burgau: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Nurnburg: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
  • Munster: King Eamon continues to build up respect as a good ruler amongst his vassals and other Irish lords. Many breeds of cattle have been bred in the past few years, and we begin to trade with neighboring nations. Trade continues to the Icelandic settlement, and some ships are brave enough to sail and trade in that region. King Eamon is searching for a bride, and asks any European nation to propose a princess. Western Catholicism grows within the nation, and the road in southern Mayo almost reaches the coast. Our influence continues to spread, and many clans convert to Western Catholicism. We propose a Confederation of Ireland to Albion and clans, where clans swear fealty to the King, and in exchange they get protection and modern goods. Trade continues, and many Munsterians joining the Albion fleet and go on various adventures, stirring up an adventurous and creative spirit amongst Munsterians. A small amount of missionaries go into Tyrone to try to convert the populace, despite that being in Ulster's sphere of influence. We continue to support the Western Church being headquartered in Man, along with Albion's capital. Trade continues, and a ship returns with tales of a land known as Oyo, where the people are Catholic and many riches abound in Africa. The King immediately commissions a fleet to head south to Oyo and we ask to open diplomatic relations with them.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: With the republic stabilised, trade floods back to Ireland, with many merchants heading to Ulster and the Venetian-Irish port in the south. Many Venetians also begin migrating to the larger trade settlements eager to utilise the lack of a highly developed economy to generate cash.
  • UNC: The UNC expands its military this year as the infrastructure is built up after the war. The road to Hamburg is accepted; work begins immediately.
  • Chiribaya: We continue to build fortifications in our territory.
  • Kingdom of Georgia: As Georgian involvement in the Black Sea trade expands, deficiencies in the nation's road network - which is largely restricted to the coastal regions and the capital - become increasingly evident. King Giorgi, concerned by this logistical crisis, orders the renovation of the Tbliisi-Kutaisi road, improving Georgian infrastructure. More retiring veterans of the Jarishuri receive land grants in Ossetia as rewards for their loyal service, expanding the Georgian settlement there by 850 sq km. Additionally, the Assyrian diaspora around the capital begins returning to their homeland: several thousand migrants march southward to Adiabene, while the growing Assyrian-born segment of the Georgian bureaucracy ensures the divertment of supplies for the trek.
    • Kingdom of Armenia: The formation of the Azbanak increases the demand for high-quality iron for Armenian foundries; accordingly, King Smbat invests this year's war reparations from the Mesopotamians in expanding and renovating Armenia's primary iron-mining complex at Hrazdan. The ensuing upsurge in quality iron ore provides durable weaponry for the professional soldiers of the Azbanak, strengthening the Armenian military and helping King Smbat keep Armenia's regional nobles in line. Additionally, the Assyrian diaspora begins returning "home," and thousands of Assyrians begin the somewhat-shorter odyssey through the Black Sheep lands to Gordyene. However, the Assyrian community at Tsolakert remains in place, to the consternation of the Armenian Apostolic Church, which views Mt. Ararat as a purely Armenian holy site ...
    • Principality of Gordyene: At Nuhadra, Prince Levon continues organizing the Principality's guard force: the growing Assyrian force begins suppressing the bandits and raiders that have taken root in the region over five years of war, strengthening the Gordian military. The ongoing migration of Assyrians into the Principality, and Kurds out of the Principality, shifts the religious makeup of the province: there are now 35K Christians of a total 92K Gordians.
    • Principality of Adiabene: The ongoing restoration of the walls of Arbela increases the security of the capital; as a result, Prince Gabro is able to dispatch some of the city's garrison on wider-ranging patrols, strengthening the Adiabenite military. Additionally, the migration of Kurds to the Principality of Ardalan, and the return of some Assyrian refugees to Arbela increases the Christian population of Adiabene, which now stands at 47K Christians of 123K Adiabenites.
    • Principality of Ardalan: As a growing number of Kurds from the Assyrian principalities arrive in Ardalan, Prince Helo enlists the often-unemployed men into the Principality's levy, expanding Ardalan's military14 years remain before Ardalan is returned to Mesopotamia.
    • Venetian Diplomacy: Venice offers Georgia a trade agreement and military alliance. Traders in Venice head out to the new Kingdom in search of wealth.
      • Georgian Response: Georgia accepts both proposals.
  • Kingdom of Cuzco: After hitting the coast, we expand into the Aymara's territory (I was told I wouldn't need an algo for this because of their fractured nature, if this has changed inform me and ignore the next part of this post.) We take 200 km of land within the year. Road work and military training continues. Reforms to our agriculture/trade based economy more profitable.
  • Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications made. They also increase trading with each other.
  • Tibet: The vassalization of the Shan States continuesCitizens start moving to Shigatse. The Royal Tibetan Trading Company goes up to Changatai bringing Bön Monks to try to set up a monastery after asking the Khan. (Mod Response) Tibet begins to influence Changatai.
    • Rājya of Nepal: The King of Nepal decides to centralize the government with the approval of The Gongma of Tibet and move it to Kathmandu. (should take a few years). The road continues to be built.
  • Venetian Republic:
    • In Veneto: Venice deposes Florence as the centre of Italian trade after a year of it surpassing the city (Just an FYI, Venice wasn't the centre of trade because it was, there are various business as well as geographical and political reasons as to why it was and will continue to be. The economic policies that it had made it the centre of trade for a good reason. The fleet is being rebuilt, with the final aim to have 4000 coastal military and support ships in the water by 1435, included in this is a plan to construct another arsenal for the construction of long distance trade vessels that will utilise sails rather than slaves and oars. This decision is due to a shortage of slaves, which will make the 4000 target unachievable without a good number using alternative propulsion. Trade rebalances and Venice becomes a sprawling city once more, Venetian traders set out to every nation on the coast of the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Northern Seas as well as the North Western African coast in such numbers that the event becomes known as the first in the "Venetian Revival", after years of trade being low and Venetians fading into the background the event proves that they are still a trading power. Traders set out to nations in the far East and West Africa too, and hear of a nation known as Oyo in Africa. Plans are made by merchants to send trade vessels to contact the nation. Eco-turn
    • In the Epirote Free Ports: Trade continues to grow, and Epirote trade vessels set out to Naples laden with goods from Epirus and Corfu.
    • In the Pelopennese: Gastàldos that were put in command are told to begin planning changes to make reforms to the local governance.
    • In the Attica: The Doge offers to help the lords rebuild and more, as well as grant them favourable positions in the new republic should they co-operate with him. They agree and Venetian masters are sent to ensure that Marathon turns into a basic port.
  • Epirote Republic: Work continues on reforming the Epirote Republic, with Christofo ruling as Doge in absentia, he decides to place a loyalist from the wars in command of the Republic de facto. Trade vessels from the Epirote republic largely head along the Adriatic coast, trading with Hungary mainly. Eco-turn
  • Venetian Empire (vassals):
    • Candia: Having become a de facto vassal, Candia begins rebuilding, temporary republican offices are established to manage the rebuilding while Egidio Morosini directs the capital in rebuilding the Candian fleet. Candian trade vessels trade with the Ottomans, bringing various Candian goods to the western Ottoman coast. Eco-turn
    • Corfu: Construction on the coastal defences continues, and the republican reforms are being planned. The Doge, however, considers that it might be right to make Corfu a separate type of government suited to its perilous position. Mil-turn
    • Kaffa: After seizing land from those who opposed him, Victor offers tiny plots of land along with a small sum of money and freedom to build what they need to those who bring their families and settle in the lands of Kaffa. As the plan is young, few come this year but news is spreading throughout the poorer parts of the empire as well as nearby nations. Trade vessels from Kaffa begin to work on commanding a good portion of Black sea trade. Eco-turn
    • Naxos: The Hospitalar knights who have settled the islands of naxos attract immigrants to their land from Greece, Thrace and the western Ottoman empire, offering low rents and protection to all those who will come. The Duke visits many of the knights, trying to gain their favour and support. Ships from Naxos trade with the Byzantines mainly and begin a close relationship with many traders in Constantinople, binding the two groups of traders closer together. Eco-turn
      • Aegina: The Aeginean traders trade heavily through Athens and failing that Constantinople, they sell their grain in these two cities primarily, helping support population growth in Athens and Constantinople. Eco-turn
      • Athens: Athens grows in population with many discontented latins and greeks coming to the city, the reforms concerning the duel government system in Athens are thought upon, as it is vital that the city remains a shared sovereignty. Traders from Athens become adventurous and expansionary, they start expanding their trade influence beyond Constantinople in the east and Venice in the west, traders even get as far as Granada. Eco-turn
      • Negroponte: Knights and ships arrive from Naxos, they quickly arrest the rebellious nobles and attained them. The capital grows and Rizardo enforces his control over the entirety of Negroponte by increasing the amount of law enforcement officers. He also, in an attempt to raise money, makes retaining illegal and punishable by fines, many nobles refuse to disband their retinues so it effectively becomes a tax on retinues. By the end of the year the money is flowing to the coffers of the state. Eco-turn
  • 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. Influence grows on Ahom and Koch, as we provide much of their food, and many of their other goods since they 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. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat. Cash crops continue to be grown in large amounts. The vassalization process continues on Aoch and Kohm (Year Fourteen). 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. The merchants that continually travel between Kohm, Aoch, and Ava continue to allow for some of the populations of those nations to continue to convert to Islam. Due to trade with China and other Middle Eastern nations, cannon and hand cannon designs become more common, leading some of the richest landed elite to continue to outfit their levies with cannons and hand cannons. Due to Bengal having control over lands of multiple ethnicities and religions, literary works in the form of poems and epics begin to take influence from all three religions of the Sultanate.
    • Kingdom of Arakan: 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, the entire population in Arakan begin to see many more conversions of their residents to Islam. Raja (King) Anuj Chandra Charmchi passes away from a combination of old age and a fever after being bedridden for several weeks. The son of the Bengali Sultan, Zulfiqar Padma Shah is given control of the Kingdom. Since he is only ten years old however, the country is technically run by a series of advisors, who are mainly Islamic, but some Buddhists also serve as advisors.
    • Emirate of Andamana: Mansoor Basil Amirmoez continues to reclaim land on the island to make room for farms, and to have timber for building both boats and houses. The Emirate expands another 500 km into the island. The ships built by the timber from the island help contribute to Bengali trade.
    • Rajya of Orissa: Unlike the other vassals of the Bengali Sultanate, Bhandudeva IV is kept farther away from the daily politics of controlling Orissa, relying mainly on Islamic advisors sent directly by the Bengal Sultan. The advisors quickly persuade Bhandudeva IV to allow the Muslims settlers in the northern part of the Rajya to hold land south of the previously agreed living space. In order to avoid some of the protest against this, the prices are higher per acre of land for Muslims than it is for Hindus, which the Bengali Sultan soon hopes to change.
      • Bengali Diplomacy (Needs mod response, please and thank you): We offer the newest ruler of Ava a gift of fine cotton, sugarcanes, and silver, as well as another Islamic advisor to help with dealing with the larger Muslim population of Ava. 
    • The Jochid Ulus continues to grow and expand, as the nation expands by 5000 sq km north and eastward. The Nenets' population begins to rapidly grow. The Mastorava continues to spread throughout the nation, especially on the Volga-Kama and Ob basins and the Yamal, where most of the Pagans are concentrated. The economy grows as record harvests are made. Khan Temür-Hachiun visits Sochi personally, where the second ship of the Ulus is formed. The Khan is heard complaining about the nation's official name, stating we are not a Horde anymore.
      • Great Perm expands its economy. Kolvakvar grows. The merchants keep secretly teaching Komi.
      • Adyghea expands by 2000 sq km. The economy grows.
  • 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.
    • Grand Duchy of Tuscany: Improves the economy and the military. The economic prosperity of the previous years is accented with commercial junction providing Naples and Genoa, and now the city of Florence is the commercial nexus among all the Italian states Neapolitan states. The Grand Duke Friedrich I, helps promote economic prosperity, gives incentives to manufacturing output grow, and improve access roads to make the trade more fluid and profitable. The army is formed to the image of the Neapolitan, with gradual use of new firearms that become quite popular. Frederick I became a great patron  and the Tuscan nobles soon follow this particular policy. The artists, protected and maintained by the nobles and bourgeois rising, unleash their creativity.
      • Changed your turn to be more realistic.
    • Duchy of 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 Genoa the boom in production of luxury items continue. The pressure of the Genoese traders in Tunis is growing, and combined with the presence of Christian missionaries, who at the same time serve commercial spies; is accomplished the capture of a lot of exotic products that are not easy to get due to the conflicts and trade barriers in the Near East, and the axis between Tunis and Genoa is strengthened. The Genoese economy restarts his golden age
    • Duchy of Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. The paper industry is forging ahead, and also the making of looms, making this duchy in one of the most productive in northern Italy. Duke Niccoli I continue the loyal service to Naples.
    • Duchy of 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, and is recognized as the best European wine. On the island of corsica a boom of mercenaries continue. The Neapolitan army started recruiting many Corsicans, making them a legend in terms of ferocity and skill in the skirmishes and battles.
    • Marquisate of Modena: Improves the economy and the military. Niccolo is dedicated to art and culture, encouraging painters, sculptors and architects that embellish this little Marquisate, leading Italian opulence to a new level.
    • Principality of Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. Dairy cattle production increases, and in the same way the manufacture of better quality cheese, they continue to be exported to Italy, Hungary and Byzantium. Vassalization of Croia is complete. The Prince Giovanni I start the cultural boom.
    • Vatican City: Pope continue the campaign of evangelization in the lands of the Balkans. Missionaries continue to be sent to support the Order of St John, and a special group of these is working in North Africa, especially in Tunisia, where they try to recover the core of Christians. Ladislaus I, known as the "magnanimous patron" orders his artists and builders to continue the creation of a palace dedicated to God. The Pope condemns all those who come to the false churches that are being created in Europe. The Pope in his speeches continue condemning the current lack of security of pilgrims traveling to the holy land, which the Christian nations have a priority to recover these places and they are missing to the will of God. Pope notes the situation in Switzerland with indulgence, the idea of banishing heresies and acts that offend God's name is one of the reasons of being of the Catholic Church. In the College of Cardinals, continue the discussion of creating a tool for the purification of heresies (The Tribunal of the Holy Office). Similarly, it is recommended to nations within the HRE, to be reconciled to the Roman Church.
    • County of Provence: The reform of the administration continues, adapting the Neapolitan model which has had so much success. Improves economy through trade, and manufacturing cloth. The military camp is also improved, adding new equipment and Italian military ideas.
    • Duchy of Anjou: As in Provence, the Duchy transformation is performed. The economy and military improve.
    • Alencon: The economy and military improve.
    • Narbonne: The economy and military improve.
    • Vendome: The economy and military improve.
  • Castile: The Castilian economy continues a larger process of pulling in more money through trade. The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to convert 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 to 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 researchers 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 toward a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move toward 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. John now with full support from his people and his father and the noblemen begins the process of transferring power from King Henry to Prince John. John now has a son and daughter twins, named Elenor, and Henry after their grandparents they are around 3 or 4 now.  The Kingdom's 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. Castile begins a major process of researching the arquebus acquired and develops its own version which is used to replace the hand cannons. The Castilian navy using the Canaries as a base continually explore the area and discover a new island chain, the closest island is able to be settled and a small settlement springs up on the islands and is built up and styled as a resupply base. (1000 sq km expansion Capo Verde. I was informed by multiple mods that this was okay).
    • Granada: The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir dies and his son now named the Emir begins to style the country as a Principality (Emirate means Principality) to be more neutral and friendly to its liege lord of Castile. The Emir, however, remains secretly Christian and begins hiring a few Castilian advisors who are wholly more competent than many of the Granadan advisors. 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 country begins to show promising signs of real economic advancement. The population of true Castilians in the country begins to increase to rival the native Granadans as many of the Muslims have left the area due to the unfavorable atmosphere of the country.
    • 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 are able to build upon the multiple viable settlements and a moderately sized and growing population. The Canaries finally completely covering the islands begins to send moderately sized fleets that are resupplied from the islands and from Castile to continually explore the area. The Canaries help supply settlers and fleets moving to Capo Verde.
    • Kingdom of Cyprus: Cyprus is taken over by Castile as per the Knights Hospitaller's wishes with the 10,000 Castilian troops of the Royal army and around 3000 Cyprisian troops being raised in defence of the new kingdom. The King previously declared in Larnaca is declared over all of Cyprus and with the expansion to secure all the Island he begins to rebuild the Shattered kingdom with funding from the Hospitaller and Mostly Castile. The Kingdom specifically works on the training of a new professional army as well as economic improvement with the assistance of Castile. The Branch of the Knights Hospitaller in Cyprus reset up by the branch from Rhodes develop into part of the island kingdoms defence forces with their connections to a Branch in Castile helping boost a trade flow to the island. The Knights also allow the migration of any willing knights from Rhodes to Cyprus to keep the kingdom and its new force stable and alive as a professional organization.
    • 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 upgrade economy and military. 
    • Colorado Confederation:
      • Navajo: Centralization and infrastructure build up continues. The road to Kim is nearing completion, with many anticipating the day our tribe connects with the great city. Meanwhile, Chief Tooh and the Grand Council enter meeting to discuss this connection
      • Kim: Centralization and infrastructure build up continues. The Apachaen refugee stations continue to be established and will be completed in two years. We also anticipate the connection with the Navajo and the Pueblo and expect great things from it.
      • Pueblo: Centralization and infrastructure build up continues. Does same as Navajo
      • Apache: The Civil War continues and the Anti-Hoot Alliacne continues its March On Order and gets more and more soldiers and supporters along the way. Meanwhile, the Order sets up defenses with its small but elite army.
      • Pima: Centralization and military build up continues. The military build up proves costly as there is a lack of trade between us and the other nations. Thus we result to raiding the Apache during its civil war.
      • Commanche: Raiding and the confederate government continue. With the money from raiding received there is a debate regarding how to split it. One side supports giving the money to the capital city so that it can be built and wealth will spew from them. The other side, however, proposes to give an equal amount to each tribal division, so that that they can provide for their needs and then trade with the other tribal divisions, and the wealth will come from the tribal divisions to the capital. The debate should be completed in two years.
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow (And the rest of the Realm): Vassalization of Viatka has been completed (Influence started ~4 turns ago). Military development continues. Protests within the nation have halted, with the current Metropolitan of the Church praising for the unity of the East Slavic people. Support for the integration of the lands of Oka and Pereslavl-Ryazanskiy has risen in popularity, with much of the populous requesting the integration. Talks with the current Princes of Oka and Pereslavl-Ryazanskiy have begun to discuss the integration of these two nations.
  • Roman Empire: With the conclusion of the Venetian Civil War and the Ottoman-Mamluk War, the Roman military is not as mobilized and returns to a peace-time role. Reforms in the military still take place in order to make it mcuh more efficient and reliable. Most of the forts and castles in Greece are now occupied to some extent, increasing the security of the country. The vast majority of the Latins are pardoned, as there is no real solution to the problem that would benefit the country at present. The navy continues to expand, and construction of shipyards in Patras, Constantinople and Rhodes begins, all of which are based off the shipyards in Sinope. Negotiations with the Papacy regarding the future of the churches continues (Where should we do that at?) The population of Constantinople continues to rise, and it is rapidly becoming one of the most important cities in the Aegean, following Thessalonica, Athens, and Izmir. Some of the Roman nobles begin to press for the annexation of Theodoro, but the Emperor holds off on that for now, citing ethnic and cultural differences.
    • Theodoro: The kingdom expands trade with the Venetian colonies now that the war is over. This trade likewise expands the culture and significance of the nation. With the new gunsmith in Doros, the walls of the city slowly begin to be outfitted with cannon.
  • 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 our vassal states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, Burgau, Patria del Friuli, Chur, and Württemberg. We begin influencing the Electorate of the Palatinate , Dettingen, Cilli, and Burggrafshaft. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. 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. We begin assimilating the population of Aquileia, which has become dependent on Austrian trade and support for its defense and prosperity. We continue to grow closer through trade. We begin to extend friendly relations to France in the hopes of securing the western border of the empire and to prevent further conflict in the region.
  • Oyo Empire: Oyo continues to expand by 10,000 km along the coastline of West Africa, integrating the local tribes into its own "greater tribe", indoctrinating the local populace into the nation by preaching of their desire to bring about peace and unity without the violence of inter-tribal warfare which has destroyed many other nations. The tribals flock to Oyo in light of this claim, with many pleased to finally put off the strife that had dominated their cultures for generations. Elsewhere, Benin is vassalized as a territory of the Oyo Empire, after the Benin nobles sign away their right to rule after their subjects, threatened with economic collapse, surrounded the palace in Edo, and demanded a union with Oyo to advert the collapse of their economy. The Oyo Navy continues to grow, with five nlanla being constructed every year, and dozens of yanyan built to bolster the trading power of the nation. With such naval power at the disposal of the Alaafin, the Oyo commission a series of explorative missions aimed at pushing beyond Arabia, and trading with the lands of India, where spices are in great demand in Europe. Given their central location and knowledge of the region, Oyo makes the jump to serve as a bridge between the East and the West. Orthodoxy continues to spread across most of Oyo as the populace find the faith to be both worthy of their time, worship, and lives. Akitunde's son, Oladele, is baptized upon his own conversion to Orthodox Christianity, which serves as an example to the people of Oyo, who quickly follow in his footsteps. With tens of thousands of Oyo converting to Christianity, Alaafin Akitunde decrees the institution of Orthodox Christanity as the state religion of Oyo, and establishes the Oyo Orthodox Church to organize religious efforts in the nation.
  • The Mamluk Sultanate continues to experience a successful recovery. Farming in the Nile Valley, as well as in other regions of the Sultanate pick up as crop rotation becomes even more widely accepted. Sultan al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem continues the growth of the navy's set of caravels and frigates, and the new trading corporations begin to continue with the wave of discoveries. The Swahili Trade and Exploration Company (STEC) launches its first mission from Suez to round the Tip of Africa and meet the Xhosa people. The STEC naval force lands in al-Swahili before departing to continue on its planned route. Meanwhile, the Indian Association of Free Arab Traders and Merchants (IAFATM), launches an operation out of Muscat, with the aim of reaching Aceh. In Alexandria, meanwhile, Halil bin Sana urges citizens to preserve the rich and vivid history of the city. A small project to preserve the Lighthouse of Alexandria and also recreate the vast Library of Alexandria, to be based in the Khaldun University, are undertaken, which only increases regionalism and local pride. The interest in the Lighthouse creates an even greater interest in the navy. Saadiq Assaf continues to expand upon his ideas about Islam. Many Alexandrians agree with the reforms, but the ideas have a harder time being accepted in non-republican Emirates. The Grand Imam of Alexandria, considered to have already been a liberalizer of his mosque and community, begins to argue publicly with the Caliph, leading to even greater tensions. All Burji states grow militarily due to reconstruction.
    • ​al-Sumal expands 10,000 sq km as Mogadishu continues to gain large market shares of slaves, ivory and gold. al-Swahili continues to influence Malindi while more and more ethnic Arabs move to the eastern coast of Africa, due to the prosperous trade taking place in that region.STEC continues to play a huge role in the region. The conversion of natives of Madagascar continues, based out of Sanafah from which the efforts are based. Tribal leaders from the south of the island begin to visit Sanafah to learn Arabic in order to organize their own states.
    • Cicilia continues construction of a large navy in order to assist with the Sultan's plans to control Eastern Mediterranean trade. Adana now begins to get into a rivalry with Aleppo as the main Mamluk power in the north. Both cities attempt to outshow each other, and as such a vibrant cultural scene develops in Cicilia. Nubia's preparations for unification continue; among the preparations include more cultural mixing. Mecca, Oman and Yemen all expand 10,000 sq km. Meanwhile, the Amir (elected leader) of Jiddah rises in power as his city grows more powerful in comparison to Mecca, led by the Caliph. In the region, many claim that there ought to be separation between religious leadership and government, yet the newly elected Caliph ignores these requests. Ifat and Socotra both grow 10,000 sq km. In order to grow further in the Horn of Africa. Zeila, the capital of Ifat and Tamrida, the capital of Socotra, begin to vie for dominance of the Red Sea Opening and the surrounding trade zones.
  • Mesopotamia also continues to recover from its invasion. Mesopotamia, which was hit much harder than the Sultanate proper, has more physical reconstruction to complete, leading to repairs in the city of Mosul, which is matched by progress made in Baghdad, to make sure the capital does not fall behind. Basra expands 10,000 sq km.
  • Aragon expands economy and infrastructure. Catholicism expands in Cyrenaica. Aragon continues to expand its trade influence in the Mediterranean and builds up the navy. Aragon is becoming a naval trade power more and more rapidly.
  • 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.

1429

The city of Åbo, Sweden (OTL Turku)  is destroyed by fire.

  • Hamburg-Brunswick-Lüneburg: Vassalization of Bruchhausen (turn 4) and Lippe (turn 3) continues. It is decided to expand Hamburgs influence further, but peaceful mean are deemed too slow and laborious. Prince William looks east, and with the combined forces of Hamburgs and Brunswick-Lüneburgs modernized militaries, The Duchy of Saxe-Lauenburg is invaded. Construction on the the Hamburg-Copenhagen road progresses smoothly, reaching the Holstein border by the end of the year. Brittany is again asked for a trade deal. Aid is sent to the war against Saxony.
    • Judging by size, Lippe will take eight turns and Bruchhausen will take about 15 or more.
  • Prussia: The Prussians continue efforts to annex their vassal of Riga.
    • 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.
    • Pomerania: The Pomeranians continue building their economy and continue building a new national army.
  • 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. The World Exploration Council continues to expand influence after the massive success of the African Trade delegations. Further exploration and perhaps the formation of a trade outpost are considered for the future. King Edward IV continues to push for English to be used as the primary language at the court. Prince Edmund travels to Venice to see the Republic post-civil war. North Sea trade is almost completely dominated by the North Sea Trading Alliance (Holland, and Albion mostly). The UNC are extended the offer of joining the North Sea Trade Alliance as a full member. Nordic and English culture continues to blend, with stories of the mythical Norse gods becoming popular reading among the wealthy segments of the population. A second fire in London destroys much of the East end of the city. The King's Palace at Westminster is evacuted though the palace is spared. Scotland is influenced for the third year. The government commissions the construction of a second place of residence for the King in York. Pope Ian dies in late March, the Conclave goes into session in the new Holy Place located on the Isle of Mann, Cardinals from all over Albion as well as Castile and Prussia attend. 
    • ​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. Further trade occurs with Munster and Ulster. Dublin begins a massive renovation of the city with its newfound wealth.
    • Wales: The Welsh military and navy are expanded. The Welsh begin to see the fruits of all the English banking investments as large areas of the nation see improvements in infrastructure. Representation in the Albion Parliament increases as a minor population boom in and around Cardiff begins.
  • 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, wheat continues to be cultivated in Leiname. Meanwhile, colonization of Santa Maria begins.
  • Aztec Empire: The construction of Technoctilian is continued. The Aztec military is expanded as well as the construction of roads throughout the empire which will decrease time to trade and send messages, and increase the economy. The friendship between the Aztecs and the Zapotec strengthens.

Aztec diplomacy: Requests permission to send military forces through the northern lands of Zapotec so that the Aztec military may expand and conquer new lands up north. Sends eagle scouts to the south, finding little results, but stumbling upon a very angry jaguar, which killed one unlucky scout. Increased trade rights are requested from the Zapotec.

  • Grand Duchy of Bavaria: Landshut expands its military. Heinrich XVI begins petitioning the lords of Bamberg, Oettingen, and Burggrafschaft for tribute and manpower, being able to successfully vassalize Burggrafschaft. 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 thirty large carracks being finished, and by 1429 a trade route is put in place. Such important places in the trade route include Rome, Athens, Constantinople, Gibraltar, and the coasts of Brittany. The planned market center in Landshut continues to be developed, with completion expected in ten years. Heinrich XVI allocates power to his councillors in figuring out a new church or any new Western church to join. In dynastic news, Heinrich XVI observes how most of the Pfalz nobility supports an independent, non-Bavarian state. However, the Grand Duke begins establishing relations with the few noblemen who do support him. In religious news, Heinrich opens up the country to the Hollander reformists and preachers, noting that the Reformation from the west is a good answer to the current schism and would be a suitable replacement. Subsequently, a small group of dedicated Reformists arise in Munchen.
    • Munchen: The main campus of Queen Isabell University is completed, and the beginning courses include French, Latin, English, and Greek as well as theology, clergy training and mathematics being taught. By 1429, the total class amounts to about 1,200 people. 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.
    • Burgau: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Nurnburg: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
    • Burggrafschaft: Troops authorized by Heinrich XVI continue training. Several markets are constructed in Ingolstadt as well as trade houses for Castilian and Austrian traders.
  • County of Oldenburg: Vassalisation of Osnabruck continues into its eleventh year. OHG merchants set up a chamber in Osnabruck, signifying the growing closeness between the countries. The OHG fleet this year goes a little bit farther south than Morocco, sailing as far as the OTL southern border of Western Sahara. The crew's fears of sea monsters, boiling hot seas, falling off the edge of the world and running out of red lines to leave behind their ship means that the fleet turns back, stopping in at the Canaries, Morocco and Portugal.
  • Lithuania: With the war that had happened long ago, the people are still ashamed of their defeat and the military is obviously weaker. The Duke begins to make reform to the military, and begins to float his propaganda to every corner of the country. With this, the military becomes filled with more and more young, well-bodied men. A parade through its largest cities takes place, as a blatant show of its still mighty military. He also begins to reconstruct cities.
  • Mayan empire: The military reaches the southernmost point of Central America, expanding the empire. We cease all expansion and focus on the economy.
    • Define what you mean by 'southernmost point'. To expand all the way to Panama in such a short amount of time is implausible.
  • Japan (Ashikaga Clan): We fix up our roads and add outposts in different areas just to watch out for more enemies trying to attack us. We build up our economy by fixing trade routes to the Usegi state. Around our capital city we continue to build a giant fort - walls and towers that go around the whole city. Since war is over for now, we go back to rebuilding our first college of Japan. We ask all the other states in Japan to unite with us to stop Ming China from destroying us. (Need mod to see if other states will unite with us.) What is left of the military is used to protect our capital city. The remains of our navy are used to make our waters safe. The Shogun is very upset with all of this crap going on, but he still has to help his nation out the best he can. Ambassadors are sent to Ming China to ask them to stop. We will give you all the money we have to stop this war.
  • Munster: King Eamon continues to build up respect as a good ruler amongst his vassals and other Irish lords. Many breeds of cattle have been bred in the past few years, and we begin to trade with neighboring nations. Trade continues to the Icelandic settlement, and some ships are brave enough to sail and trade in that region. King Eamon is searching for a bride, and asks any European nation to propose a princess. Western Catholicism grows within the nation, and the road in southern Mayo reach the coast, and begin to spread north, with clans settling along it. Our influence continues to spread, and many clans convert to Western Catholicism. We propose a Confederation of Ireland to Albion and clans, where clans swear fealty to the King, and in exchange they get protection and modern goods. Trade continues, and many Munsterians joining the Albion fleet and go on various adventures, stirring up an adventurous and creative spirit amongst Munsterians. A small amount of missionaries go into Tyrone to try to convert the populace, despite that being in Ulster's sphere of influence. We continue to support the Western Church being headquartered in Man, along with Albion's capital. Trade continues, and a ship returns with tales of a land known as Oyo, where the people are Catholic and many riches abound in Africa. The King immediately commissions a fleet to head south to Oyo and we ask to open diplomatic relations with them. An Ulsterian stonemason in Tomasdun who has heard of the flaming bottles of gin equips the castle with pots of flamable liquids that are launched by catapult. As plate armor spreads throughout Ireland, warhammers are devised to combat the plate armor, and they become moderately popular amongst Munsterian levies, with them being popularized after a group of peasants armed with warhammers defeated a group of drunken hedge-knights that were about to torch the village down. We begin to give clans sums of money and other goods in exchange for swearing fealty to the king. The game of Game-Ball becomes exceedingly popular throughout the nation, and it is a sign that the English and Gaelic cultures are fusing in Munster.
  • 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.
  • Kingdom of Georgia: Economy expands; no settlement of Ossetia this turn.
    • Kingdom of Armenia: Economy expands.
    • Principality of Gordyene: Military expands37K Christians of a total 93K Gordians.
    • Principality of Adiabene: Military expands; 48K Christians of 122K Adiabenites.
    • Principality of Ardalan: Economy expands; 13 years before Ardalan is returned to Mesopotamia
  • ​'Kingdom of Cuzco: After hitting the coast, we expand into the Aymara's territory ('I was told I wouldn't need an algo for this because of their fractured nature, if this has changed inform me and ignore the next part of this post.) We take 200 km of land within the year. Road work and military training continues. Reforms to our agriculture/trade based economy more profitable.
  • The United Principalities of Wallachia and Moldavia: The banking industry continues to grow. The new growth precipitates an increase in an increased investment in new construction. The sewer in Constanta begins construction, and by year’s end reaches 45% completion. Gunpowder weapons are also researched. Many new shops and workshops open in the trade cities along the coast. A university is commissioned in Galati, and will open in 1432.


  • Timurid Empire: After ten years, we annex the Sultanate of Northern Iraq through peaceful means. We continue the islamization of our vassals. We begin influencing the Chagatai Khanate (Year One out of 17). The indo-persian culture spreads through our lands and the lands of our vassals.
    • Bahamani Sultanate: We work on our economy and infrastructure, the islamization continues in our lands.
    • Kingdom of Gilan: We work on our economy and infrastructure, the islamization continues in our lands.
    • Kingdom of Iran: We work on our economy and infrastructure, the islamization continues in our lands.
    • Venad: We work on our economy and infrastructure, the islamization continues in our lands.
    • Kingdom of Khursan: We work on our economy and infrastructure, the islamization continues in our lands.
    • Ak Koyunlu: We work on our economy and infrastructure, the islamization continues in our lands.
  • Majapahit: After 13 years the vassalisation of Tulang Bawang is complete. Military expands.
  • The Jochid Ulus experiences economic growth as optimal agricultural produce of Ukraine, the Volga river area and Kazakhstan occurs. These territories continue to develop a demographic boom as Tatars and other peoples migrate to the area. The nation expands its colony in the Yamal by 5000 sq km, most notably in its northwestern edge. The Nenets people in the area continue to settle down and the logging and mining industries grow notably, leading to the growth of wealth in this far-northern area. The Ulus also continues to improve its infrastructure, as the cities are connected. These movements also begin to cause the spread of some ideas, most notably amongst them the Mastorava, which finds its way spread amongst several hundred traders across the Volga-Kama areas. The Mastorava's ideas are expanded upon in every region where it is found; the local beliefs of the people (in many cases, Christianity and Islam) are added upon in regional variations, and prached. The basics for modern Mastoravic beliefs are found all across these regional variations. Messages are sent to courts around the world seeking for a wife for the Khan; Christian courts are reminded in the letter that interfaith marriage is allowed under interpretation of Corinthians 7:12-14, which states "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified through his (believing) wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified through her believing husband". The handgonne arming of the army continues, with more officers being granted guns. The Jochid Ulus sends military support to the Ottoman Empire through civilian traders' ships going to Constantinople, and diverted to Smyrna instead. These ships continue to grow in size as the port of Sochi finally opens its harbours, and the fleet of the Ulus begins to be built. Diplomats are sent by the new Khan to the Rus' states, the Timurid Empire, the Ottoman Empire, Scandinavia and the Byzantine Empire, seeking better relations with the nearby nations.
    • The Principality of Great Perm expands its military and economy. More churches are built in Kolvavkvar to expel Islamic influences. Cherdyn begins to be expanded as a city, to once again grow larger than Kolvavkvar. The Mastorava finds its way with Komis, who expand her much like in the Ulus itself. Permic merchants also continue to secretly continue teaching the Komi language in the east of Novgorod, without knowledge of the Permic government.
    • The Principality of Adyghea expands by 2000 sq km throughout Circassian borders, as more tribes swear fealty. The fortified plazas in the Caucasus continue to grow, as does Maykop, boosting the economy. The military is also improved, as troops are trained. The Adyghe send a diplomat to Sarai to congratulate the Ulus' new Khan.
  • 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 14 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 start building another private school in Rostov and Yaroslavl. We complete building private schools in Torzhok and a private school in Staraya Ladoga. In the year 1445, we will annex Rostov and Yaroslavl into Novgorod.
    • Novgorod Diplomacy: After the death of our Gordian Prince, we elect Dmitri Tyomniy of Muscovy as our new Prince.
    • Yaroslavl: We complete the construction of the private school in Yaroslavl and we start the new one. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
    • Rostov: We completed the construction of the private school in Rostov and start the new one. We upgrade our military after being a vassal of Novgorod. We upgrade our economy because of the trade established between Tver, Muscovy and Novgorod.
    • Muscovite Diplomacy: Dmitri I thanks the council of the Novogord Merchant Republic for the position.
    • Novgorod Diplomacy: We start vassalizing Tver (Three turns to become vassalized).
  • Tibet: Continues the vassalization of the Shan States. The Gongma and the Queen have their first child, Jetsan Gyaltsen Phagmodrupa, whom will be the heir of Tibet and Nepal if he survives. People are still coming from miles around to trade and live in the protection of the fort at Shigatse. The Gongma opens up trade for surrounding nations but doesn't allow anyone from europe.
    • Rājya of Nepal: The centralization of the government in Kathmandu continues. The trading post at the edge of Nepal grows into a small settlement. Trading between Nepal, Bengal, the Shan States and Tibet continues.
  • Pskov works on building up its military with the money flowing in from Baltic trade. The new shipyards start producing more ships in the newly founded Pskovian navy, which is given in the command of Admiral Mistislav Goroshkin. The Pskovians go to Sweden to start a dialogue with the Swedes for possible future economic and military co-operation ... Also, work on medicine is making Pskov Russia's center of medicine, with many court physicians learning in the Pskovian Physiological institute ... meanwhile, one of the traders coming from China after the newly ignored pleas to get treasure ship designs brings news of a machine that can "print" text with movable metal pieces for each letter, dipped in ink so that they display the character wanted in reverse, i.e. movable type, and it seems that this is a way to capitalize on the old promise of many monies to find a way to copy faster than ... well ... monasteries ... to supply the demand for more Arabian philosophical books in wealthy merchants ...This man, Leonid Evgenievich Borodukov this year starts his first attempts at making the printing press ...
    • All of your interactions with China were retconned a long time ago, so please stop posting about Chinese trade and inventions.
    • Since when? When was this retconned? None of my posts mentioning China, barring this one, even come close to being retconned ... also, it is good to note that I made contact with China by sending a bunch of guys early on with the mission: go find the "Dragon Kingdom" heard about from the rare brown-skinned trader ... they went through Arabia where they made contact with the Indian Ocean Trade Network and India and then went to China through that ... so when was this retconned?
    • It's pretty much common sense that a city-state in northern Russia can't come into contact with China and bring ships and machines back. 
  • Castile: The Castilian economy continues a larger process of pulling in more money through trade. The Castilians begin to send missionaries into Morocco in hopes to convert 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 to 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 researchers 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 toward a newer system to revamp or work on their power as they move toward 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. John now with full support from his people and his father and the noblemen begins the process of transferring power from King Henry to Prince John. John now has a son and daughter twins, named Elenor, and Henry after their grandparents. They are around three or four years old now. The Kingdom's 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 develop a few new ship designs hiring ship designers from the whole of Europe to begin the process of designing a larger ship for battle. Castile begins a major process of researching the arquebus acquired and develops its own version which is used to replace the hand cannons. The Castilian navy using the Canaries as a base continually explore the area and discover a new island chain, the closest island is able to be settled and a small settlement springs up on the islands and is built up and styled as a resupply base. (1000 sq km expansion Capo Verde. I was informed by multiple mods that this was okay).
  • Granada: The Christianization of Granada continues in earnest with a more sizeable converted population working its way through the country. The Emir dies and his son now named the Emir begins to style the country as a Principality (Emirate means Principality) to be more neutral and friendly to its liege lord of Castile. The Emir, however, remains secretly Christian and begins hiring a few Castilian advisors who are wholly more competent than many of the Granadan advisors. 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 country begins to show promising signs of real economic advancement. The population of true Castilians in the country begins to increase to rival the native Granadans as many of the Muslims have left the area due to the unfavorable atmosphere of the country.
  • 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 are able to build upon the multiple viable settlements and a moderately sized and growing population. The Canaries finally completely covering the islands begins to send moderately sized fleets that are resupplied from the islands and from Castile to continually explore the area. The Canaries help supply settlers and fleets moving to Capo Verde.
  • Kingdom of Cyprus: Cyprus is taken over by Castile as per the Knights Hospitaller's wishes with the 10,000 Castilian troops of the Royal army and around 3000 Cyprisian troops being raised in defence of the new kingdom. The King previously declared in Larnaca is declared over all of Cyprus and with the expansion to secure all the Island he begins to rebuild the shattered kingdom with funding from the Hospitaller and mostly Castile. The Kingdom specifically works on the training of a new professional army as well as economic improvement with the assistance of Castile. The branch of the Knights Hospitaller in Cyprus reset up by the branch from Rhodes develop into part of the island kingdoms defence forces with their connections to a branch in Castile helping boost a trade flow to the island. The Knights also allow the migration of any willing knights from Rhodes to Cyprus to keep the kingdom and its new force stable and alive as a professional organization.
  • Venetian Republic:
    • In Veneto: The Venetian Revival continues. Ships are built from the Venetian Arsenal, now dubbed the Arsenal of Venice to separate it from the arsenal under construction in Choggia. The arsenal in Choggia is being made to be able to construct sail ships and will have a greater capacity for variance in size. The current number of Venetian vessels is 1800 with 300 having been produced last year in the Arsenal of Venice. The trading settlements along the eastern Adriatic coastal territories begin to form a close relationship with Hungary and offer favourable prices and assistance to Hungarian traders. The Doge sends a diplomatic entourage to Constantinople to work as a direct link between the Romans and Venetians. Mil-turn
    • In the Epirote Free Ports: After a year of good economic production, major products of Epirus are shipped across the Mediterranean. Salted fish, feta cheese, wool and goat meat are sold from Kaffa to Granada but particularly to the city of Naples.
    • In the Pelopennese: The Gastàldos manage their affairs and prepare for the coming reforms.
    • In Attica: Work continues on Marathon. However, for now the town is largely empty, points are raised about the lack of population and the Venetian masters consider the issue.
  • Epirote Republic: The first action of the loyalist leadership in Epirus is to begin the construction of a port near a coastal settlement, the position is in between the two sections of the Epirote Free Ports. It is hoped that this port will allow Epirus to sell more of its own produce without having to use the free ports and keep more of the profit. Eco-turn
  • Venetian Empire (vassals):
    • Candia: The Candian Fleet now numbers 20 ships after several were constructed and others purchased. They are all galleys and are designated to protect trade around Candia. Being central in the eastern Mediterranean Candia begins attracting a large amount of trade. Candian trade vessels also sail to the Ottoman and Byzantine coasts, selling sour Candian wines, olives, various pungent cheeses and candied citron peels to Ottoman and Roman alike. Eco-turn
    • Corfu: While olive oil and wine production starts allowing for exports again, the focus in Corfu is still upon the construction of the forts. They continue their production and are set to be completed within the set time. Considerations of a separate status for Corfu are continued. Mil-turn
    • Kaffa: Many more people emigrate to Kaffa this year, increasing the population greatly and adding massively to the economy. Wines are now being exported along with various crops. Salt is starting to be harvested in good amounts, due to the value of the substance, Kaffa is quickly becoming rich. Most of the salt trade ends up in Constantinople or Venice. Some iron is produced in the eastern part of Kaffa from ironstone, however, it is overshadowed heavily by the salt trade. Eco-turn
    • Naxos: Fruit and cattle are produced upon the various isles of Naxos and are traded with their immediate neighbours in Greece. The hospitalar attract yet more people, boosting the population further, the Duke continues to try to gain favour with the various knights. The Naxian merchants continue to work closely with their counterparts in Constantinople. Eco-turn
      • Aegina: Figs are becoming another major product of Aegina as more and more demand grows amongst the traders in Athens. The Aeginean figs are sold primarily to the Athenians and garner a good price. Eco-turn
      • Athens: Athens numbers continue to swell in size, and due to the increase in trade influence more people see the city as a prosperous place to start anew. Athenian traders carry various goods from Roman Greece and the Venetian Vassals across the Mediterranean and get in on the Kaffa salt trade. Wealth flows into the coffers of the city and allow for easier rebuilding. However, the strain of increased population acts against that. Eco-turn
      • Negroponte: The mining industry of Negroponte contrasts to the agriculture occurring elsewhere. Various mines across the vassal state produce a variety of products, albeit with slave labour as a part of it most of the time. Lignite, iron, nickel and marble are mined in trade worthy quantities and are traded through Negropont to Venice primarily although traders are given special dispensation to trade the materials with the Romans as well. Eco-turn
  • Colorado Confederation': This year is a year of transition, many things are wrapping up and next year shall be a new begging for the Colorado Confederation.
  • Navajo: Centralization and infrastructure build up continues. The road to Kim is almost complete, with many anticipating the day our tribe connects with the great city. Meanwhile, the meeting between Chief Tooh and the Grand Council continues and as well as the Adminstrition acting as the interim government while the meeting is taking place.
  • Kim: Centralization and infrastructure build up continues. The Apachaen refugee stations continue to be established and will be completed in one year. We also anticipate the connection with the Navajo and the Pueblo and expect great things from it
  • Pueblo: Centralization and infrastructure build up continues. Does same as Navajo
  • Apache: The Civil War continues and the Anti-Hoot Alliacne enter the city of Order and the bloodiest battle in the history of the Apache begins.
  • Pima: Centralization and military build up continues. As a result of the raiding we gain enough money to support our army. We also hope that the money from connection of the Navajo-Kim-Peublo road will trickle down to us.
    • Commanche:Raiding the confederate government, and the division of wealth debate continue
  • UNC: The UNC works on its economy, drawing new trade routes in and around the Baltic Sea. Novgorod and Prussia are both offered non-aggression treaties. Beowulf continues to grow in popularity, especially in Denmark and Sweden
  • Hesse: We declaare war on and invade the Saxon Fed.
  • Austria: We train and expand our military using new experience from recent wars. We also begin developing hand cannons as a future weapon in warfare after seeing its implementation on a small scale. We continue influencing our vassal states of Salzburg, Gorizia, Augsburg, Burgau, Patria del Friuli, Chur, Württemberg, the Electorate of the Palatinate, and Oettingen We begin influencing the states of Ulm, Cilli, and Burggrafshaft. We continue to improve relations with our Italian neighbors to the south. We increase trade with the Grand Duchy of Bavaria. The formation and organization of the newly founded  kaiserliche und königliche Kriegsmarine continues, proving to be a successful investment. We begin assimilating the population of Aquileia, which has become dependent on Austrian trade and support for its defense and prosperity. We continue to grow closer through trade. We begin to extend friendly relations to France in the hopes of securing the western border of the empire and to prevent further conflict in the region. With war breaking out in Saxony, we declare war alongside Hesse to restore order and  enforce political hegemony. We order the Kingdom of Bohemia and the Margrave of Moravia to do so as well, and call our allies to join us. 
  • Grand Duchy of Moscow (And the rest of the realm): After years of being loosely unified with the state of Pereslavl-Ryazanskiy, we integrate them into the Grand Duchy. With talks of unifying with the Principality of Oka already underway to increase the efficiency of the defense of the realm. The Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church arrived in the former territory of Pereslavl-Ryazanskiy to address the people of the region as the vanguards and people of the Grand Duke’s land. Former soldiers of the predecessor state have been reinstated into the Muscovite Army. Military development continues. Ships continue to be constructed to expand the navy and trade fleet. Dmitri I arrives in Novgorod to hold semi-control with the nation’s other executive staff. Talks of unifying with Novgorod continue for the defense of the Rus’.
  • Oyo Empire: The Oyo Empire expands 10,000 km along the western coastline of West Africa, indoctrinating the local populace into its ranks as fellow workers and warriors. They are urged to put aside their tribal affilations, which many do upon learning of the Oyo's noble ideals and goals for all people in Africa. Orthodoxy continues to spread amongst the population swiftly as peers pressure other peers into accepting the faith as a way of life, and others joining seeking to belong to something greater than themselves as opposed to a group of violent deities. The Oyo Orthodox Church has begun construction on its main cathdrel in Oyo-Ile, seeking to show the people of Oyo the power and wealth of the church, and the fact that it is here to stay and guide the Oyo people to salvation, much to the delight of the empire's population. Several dozens of castles dot the landscape of Oyo, jutting out of the thick jungles exemplifying the wealth and power of Oyo to the surrounding nations who trade with Oyo. Hundreds of cannons pointed in all directions also show that no other power in the region can hope to stand against the Westernized armies of Oyo, which enforce peace between the few tribes that have not yet been integrated into Oyo, as well as enforcing ceasefires between warring tribes so as to settle the bad blood between them, efforts which have earn the tribes' respect for Oyo as putting themselves in harm's way to save the lives of thousands. Oyo's navy has grown to a point where trade with Europe is now a matter of fact rather than speculation, and long-term voyages to Arabia have been deemed possible thanks to the much more sea-worthy nlanla ships that now trade with the Arabs and Indians. The growth of the spice trade under Oyo begins, allowing much wealth to flow in and out of the ports of Oyo. The Alaafin commissions the construction of two additional port cities, Accra and Abidjan, where the Oyo seek to expand their trading empire in the region.
    • Benin: Benin expands its military, economy and infrastructure, as well as expanding its borders to the southeast by 10,000 km. Benefiting from its vassalage to Oyo, Benin's economy begins to reform, with many Oyo businessmen moving to Edo to supporting the rebuilding the nation's weak economy. Additionally, a literacy program is underway to teach the population how to read and write, as well as convert the people to Orthodox Christianity, which they readily accept as they view the Oyo as a superb example of a modern nation in the region. A local branch of the now ever-growing Oyo Orthodox Church, is established in the Benin capital of Edo, with the branch known as the Benin Orthodox Church, which pay homage to the church over in Oyo-Ile.
    • Ife: Ife expands its military, economy and infrastructure. The literacy program in Oyo is finally set up in Ife to support the city-state's needs. The population, following Oyo's every step, is swift to convert to Orthodoxy as the faith continues to spread throughout the nation.
  • Ottoman Empire (sorry, I'll try to post more often): The Sultan is pleased at the victory and peace talks with the Mamluks and Mesopotamians, and agree to the proposals. The military retreats from Mesopotamia, and many are stationed in the Black Sheep to ensure the proper change of government occurs without problems. The Sultan deeply appreciates the Georgian, Armenian, and Golden Horde support, and sends gifts to them in the form of gold and crops. With the war concluded, the Sultan spends more money on infrastructure than before to improve the livelihood of citizens of the Empire.
  • Trier: We upgrade our military and economy. We influence the states around us. War is declared against Saxony to aid our allies.
  • Mainz: We develop our military and economy. We influence the things around us. We declare war on Saxony only to please allies.
  • Koln: We declare war on Sexony. We influence the nations around us. We better our military.
  • Roman Empire: The Empire continues its internal improvements and reforms. The military reforms are practically completed, and the military now regularly trains to increase its proress. Infrastructure continues to be built in the Empire, increasing travel. The shipyards under construction in Rhodes, Patras, Constantinople, and Trebizond are nearing completion. The Emperor begins some low level reforms in the Empire to further connect it to Europe, but many aspects of Roman law, governance, and culture remain the same. Constantinople continues to rise in population as more and more seek to gain in on the salt trade from Caffa and Theodoro. To further facilitate this process, the Empire decides to annex Theodoro as the Despotate of Taurica, but assures the native inhabitants that they will be afforded the rights of Roman citizens.
  • France: The military and navy are built up, the vassalage of Verdun and Metz  ends. Continues establishing its own entity to deal with the religious crisis left by the schism. While this, Prince Louis turns ten and continues attending a renowned school in Paris learning about politics and theology, navy experience a huge boost due to trade with North Africa through St Marie d'Africa. The alliance with Austria is reviewed, but for now France states neutrality is their best policy.
    • Burgundy: Military and navy are built up. Vassalage of Strassburg ends. The same choice made by the French is taken by the Burgundians as they feel the same way to France. Burgundy is reluctant to do as Brabant-Hainaut-Holland desires and says it will consider it.
    • 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.
    • Lorraine: Military and economy are built up.
    • Berry: Military and economy are built up.
    • Bourbon: Military and economy are built up.
    • Auvergne: Military and economy are built up.
    • Forez: Military and economy are built up.
  • 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. Influence grows on Ahom and Koch, as we provide much of their food, and many of their other goods since they 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. Trade with the states of Ava, Koch, Garjat, and Ahom continues, with influence being placed through trade on Ava and Garjat. Cash crops continue to be grown in large amounts. The vassalization process continues on Aoch and Kohm (Year Fourteen). 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. The merchants that continually travel between Kohm, Aoch, and Ava continue to allow for some of the populations of those nations to continue to convert to Islam. Due to trade with China and other Middle Eastern nations, cannon and hand cannon designs become more common, leading some of the richest landed elite to continue to outfit their levies with cannons and hand cannons. Due to Bengal having control over lands of multiple ethnicities and religions, literary works in the form of poems and epics begin to take influence from all three religions of the Sultanate.
    • Kingdom of Arakan: 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, the entire population in Arakan begin to see many more conversions of their residents to Islam. Raja (King) Anuj Chandra Charmchi passes away from a combination of old age and a fever after being bedridden for several weeks. The son of the Bengali Sultan, Zulfiqar Padma Shah is given control of the Kingdom. Since he is only ten years old however, the country is technically run by a series of advisors, who are mainly Islamic, but some Buddhists also serve as advisors.
    • Emirate of Andamana: Mansoor Basil Amirmoez continues to reclaim land on the island to make room for farms, and to have timber for building both boats and houses. The Emirate expands another 500 km into the island. The ships built by the timber from the island help contribute to Bengali trade.
    • Rajya of Orissa: Unlike the other vassals of the Bengali Sultanate, Bhandudeva IV is kept farther away from the daily politics of controlling Orissa, relying mainly on Islamic advisors sent directly by the Bengal Sultan. The advisors quickly persuade Bhandudeva IV to allow the Muslims settlers in the northern part of the Rajya to hold land south of the previously agreed living space. In order to avoid some of the protest against this, the prices are higher per acre of land for Muslims than it is for Hindus, which the Bengali Sultan soon hopes to change.
      • Bengali Diplomacy (Needs mod response please and thank you): We offer the newest ruler of Ava a gift of fine cotton, sugarcanes, and silver, as well as another Islamic advisor to help with dealing with the larger Muslim population of Ava. 
  • Hungary, Croatia and all the vassals of Hungary see a greater number of military fortifications made. Hungary continues to grow economically, increasing trading with each other. Hungary also keeps its armies trained and well-drilled. Bosnia is expanded 10,000 km by the army who are looking to establish control as so their borders are not affected in the future.
  • The Mamluk Sultanate continues to experience a successful recovery. Farming in the Nile Valley, as well as in other regions of the Sultanate pick up as crop rotation becomes even more widely accepted. Sultan al-Mansur Mostafa Hazem continues the growth of the navy's set of caravels and frigates, and the new trading corporations begin to continue with the wave of discoveries. The Swahili Trade and Exploration Company (STEC) receives its successful explorers with open arms, and much ivory and other goods are brought back as a result of the expedition. Meanwhile, the Indian Association of Free Arab Traders and Merchants (IAFATM) has also experienced a success, with its men returning from Aceh with huge amounts of spices and china. The Lighthouse of Alexandria is completely restored, and the Library is mostly restored, with a number of ancient texts recovered. Saadiq Assaf continues to expand upon his ideas about Islam. All Burji states grow economy due to reconstruction.
    • ​al-Sumal expands 10,000 sq km as Mogadishu continues to gain large market shares of slaves, ivory and gold. al-Swahili continues to influence Malindi while more and more ethnic Arabs move to the eastern coast of Africa, due to the prosperous trade taking place in that region. STEC continues to play a huge role in the region. The conversion of natives of Madagascar continues, based out of Sanafah from which the efforts are based. Tribal leaders from the south of the island begin to visit Sanafah to learn Arabic in order to organize their own states.
    • Cicilia continues construction of a large navy in order to assist with the Sultan's plans to control Eastern Mediterranean trade. Nubia's preparations for unification continue; among the preparations include more cultural mixing. Mecca, Oman and Yemen all expand 10,000 sq km. Meanwhile, the Amir (elected leader) of Jiddah rises in power as his city grows more powerful in comparison to Mecca, led by the Caliph. In the region, many claim that there ought to be separation between religious leadership and government, yet the newly elected Caliph ignores these requests. Ifat and Socotra both grow 10,000 sq km. In order to grow further in the Horn of Africa. As Zeila and Tamrida continue their rivalry, a war break out. The current state of affairs show that Ifat has much stronger land forces, but Socotra dominates the seas.
  • Mesopotamia also continues to recover from its invasion. Mesopotamia, which was hit much harder than the Sultanate proper, has more physical reconstruction to complete, leading to repairs in the city of Mosul, which is matched by progress made in Baghdad, to make sure the capital does not fall behind. Basra expands 10,000 sq km.
  • 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.
    • Grand Duchy of Tuscany: Improves the economy and the military. The economic prosperity of the previous years is accented with commercial junction providing Naples and Genoa, and the city of Florence is the commercial nexus among all the Neapolitan states. The Grand Duke Friedrich I, helps promote economic prosperity, gives incentives to manufacturing output grow, and improve access roads to make the trade more fluid and profitable. The army is formed to the image of the Neapolitan, with gradual use of new firearms that become quite popular. The Grand Duke Frederick I became a great patron and the Tuscan nobles soon follow this particular policy. The artists, protected and maintained by the nobles and bourgeois rising, unleash their creativity.
    • Duchy of 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 Genoa the boom in production of luxury items continue. The pressure of the Genoese traders in Tunis is growing, and combined with the presence of Christian missionaries, who at the same time serve commercial spies; is accomplished the capture of a lot of exotic products that are not easy to get due to the conflicts and trade barriers in the Near East, and the axis between Tunis and Genoa is strengthened. The Genoese economy restarts his golden age
    • Duchy of Ferrara: Improves the economy and the military. The paper industry is forging ahead, and also the making of looms, making this duchy in one of the most productive in northern Italy. Duke Niccolo I continue the loyal service to Naples.
    • Duchy of 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, and is recognized as the best European wine. On the island of corsica a boom of mercenaries continue. The Neapolitan army started recruiting many Corsicans, making them a legend in terms of ferocity and skill in the skirmishes and battles.
    • Marquisate of Modena: Improves the economy and the military. Niccolo is dedicated to art and culture, encouraging painters, sculptors and architects that embellish this little Marquisate, leading Italian opulence to a new level. Marquis Niccolo I continue the loyal service to Naples.
    • Principality of Zeta: Improves the economy and the military. Dairy cattle production increases, and in the same way the manufacture of better quality cheese, they continue to be exported to Italy, Hungary and Byzantium. The Prince Giovanni I continue the cultural boom. Vassalization of Berat begins.
    • Vatican City: Pope continue the campaign of evangelization in the lands of the Balkans. Missionaries continue to be sent to support the Order of St John, and a special group of these is working in North Africa, especially in Tunisia, where they try to recover the core of Christians. The Pope condemns all those who come to the false churches that are being created in Europe. The Pope in his speeches continue condemning the current lack of security of pilgrims traveling to the holy land, which the Christian nations have a priority to recover these places and they are missing to the will of God.
    • County of Provence: The reform of the administration continues, adapting the Neapolitan model which has had so much success. Improves economy through trade, and manufacturing cloth. The military camp is also improved, adding new equipment and Italian military ideas.
    • Duchy of Anjou: As in Provence, the Duchy transformation is performed. The economy and military improve.
    • Alencon: The economy and military improve.
    • Narbonne: The economy and military improve.
    • Vendome: The economy and military improve.
  • Aragon expands economy and infrastructure. The navy is built up with the nation becoming more focused on naval prowess and trade. Christianity spreads in Cyrenaica and trade influence over the Mediterranean continues.

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