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This is an archive of all turns and maps in the game Principia Moderni from the year 1420 to 1449. For the current events, see the main game page.


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  • King Razadarit declares the introduction of a national currency in Hanthawaddy, and begins to reform the Mon economy into a money economy.
  • England declares war on Scotland for a trumped-up border infringement. English troops advance against the southern Scottish areas, with many pitched battles being fought on each side. English troops advance to the outskirts of Edinburgh but are stopped by an intense Scottish counter-attack. The English king declares that he will "unite the British isles before I die and expand the power of England into the chronicles of history." Six new ships are produced, and they are all powerful ships of the line.
  • Err......weren't ships of the line developed around 1700?
  • I meant equivalent to ships of the line. a.k.a. powerful, slow ships that pack a large punch.
  • China retaliates against the Mongols. They declare war against eastern Mongolia.
  • The Aztec Emperor Acampichtli forms a triple alliance between the three city-states Tenochtitlan, Texoco and Tlacopan. A massive project is started to build a great temple to the three strongest good gods of the Aztec Pantheon in the three city-states: One to Huitzilapochtli in Tenochtitlan, One to Quezatlcoatl in Texoco and One to Tlaloc in Tlacopan.
  • Norway suggests that the three members of the Kalmar Union eliminate tariffs on trade between them. in addition, Norway launches a large force to invade Iceland, in order to capture the valuable fishing grounds. They are able to conquer much of the coast of Iceland, and the remainder is blockaded. Norway begins an expansion of its naval facilities, including the installation of several water powered sawmills in the royal dockyards.
  • The union is full personal union last time I checked, and also tariffs and nationalized trade didn't exist.
  • OK, sounds good then.
  • The Ottomans secure their borders, and plan to move in to attack Constantinople by next year. The Ottoman's began to build a massive navy, with over 200 ships.
  • Sweden invades Pskov and the lands of the Est to give them a stranglehold on Novgorodian trade. Troops secure Estonia and Pskov by the end of the year, while a second force captures all of Latvia north of the Daugava.
  • The Mamluk's offer the Ottomans an alliance in exchange for support in the invasion; the Mamluk's also create a Christian puppet state in OTL Israel in order to prevent crusades against them and to also appease the Europeans. Also, the Mamluks prepare to invade II-Khan with foot soldier's gathering around the isolated Mongol territory.
  • Venice expands its navy and sends out exploration.
  • Joseon offers an alliance to China. They dramatically improve their navy, and bulk up their army.


  • The Temples in Tenochtitlan, Texoco and Tlacopan are completed! With the people feeling very religious and spiritual Acamapictli decides to start an expedition to take back the mythological origin place of the Aztec, the land of Aztlan (which is in OTL Central Florida) hoping the religious fanaticism of the people will be enough to conquer all the way to Aztlan. Meanwhile the cities of Texoco and Tlacopan decide to launch their own invasions to subjugate the city-states that were the traditional enemies of the Aztecs- Chalca, Tepaneca, Matlatzinca, and Alcohua. Using new weapon-making techniques the Aztec of all city-states formed weapons out of the volcanic rock obsidian making the Aztecs' weapons far more accurate then their enemies hoping that this will give them a significant advantage in the upcoming military campaigns.
  • England continues to advance against Scotland, now with troops on the outskirts of Perth. More new heavy ships are built and they destroy the almost non-existent Scottish fleet instantly. England asks for an alliance with the KU, and continues to draft more troops for the cause of uniting the isles. Ireland grows wary of English aggression but doesn't build up troops yet, hoping that England will contain its conquest to the eastern isle.
  • Joseon begins to plan to invade Japan, but they draft more soldiers. They make a tempting pay for soldiers, and many soldiers join the army.
  • Swedish troops advance southward, capturing Latvia and most of coastal Lithuania. The navy expands considerably in order to account for such a large increase in troop movements and to facilitate logistics in a primarily expeditionary campaign. The road networks throughout central Sweden are improved, with the main thoroughfare from Kalmar to Stockholm beginning to be macadamized using a new technique pioneered by a German immigrant.
  • Norway sends hundreds of Norwegians to found farming and fishing villages in Norway. They continue to expand their navy and shipyards, and make loans to shipbuilder to help them expand. The fishing industry benefits greatly from this, and soon fishermen are traveling far out into the Atlantic in search of fish. Norway builds several strong ocean-going vessels to support its traditional galley fleet, and arms them with 15 heavy cannons on each broadside.
  • The Mayan peoples are started to being united when the three nations of the Mayapán League unify their three cities and set their capital in Uxmal. Soon, most Yucatec cities on the south (that had only about a fifth of the total Mayan population of the time) are under the Confederation's control. It later expands its influence towards Zapotec and Mixtec cities, which don't want to be annexed by the Aztecs. It also starts to improve its technology so that it reaches an Aztec level.
  • The Mamluks invade II Khan and fight off fiercest resistance as they reach the gulf (Northern area up). They also begin to expand into Arabia, fighting off the numerous tribes in Northern Arabia.
  • King Razadarit orders four merchant ships constructed in Pegu and appoints explorer Nai Thiha to explore and trade with overseas people.
  • China digs deeper into Mongol Territory. They expand their navy.
  • The City of Cuzco conquers many tribes and near cities and renames the Incan Empire. They conquer all the modern department of Cuzco.
  • Venice invades the territory above it with its new strengthened army.


  • The Swedes complete their conquest of the Balts and the Teutonic Knights. The army is dissolved and sent back to their farms, while several thousand German mercenaries are brought in to consolidate their position using funds stolen from the Treasury at Riga.
  • The Aztecs have captured the city-states opposing it bringing the warriors to the Triple-Alliance for sacrifice. Tenochtitlan makes steady conquest and expansion towards Aztlan. The Aztec Emperor sends out messengers to the neighboring Mayans to establish diplomatic terms between the two.
  • The Mayans establish diplomatic relationships with the Aztecs. They also continue annexing the Mixtec and Zapotec territories. Finally, they start worrying more about the sea due to their new relationships, and start to try building larger ships than simple boats.
  • China continues to take more Mongolian Territory. China's navy is considerably expanded.
  • England continues its war against Scotland. The Scottish are putting up large amounts of resistance, but England has contained them to the Scottish highlands. One of two more years and Scotland will be completely under English control. England builds more new ships and again offers alliances to Sweden, Norway and Finland. English explorers start to venture out farther to the sea in search of new land.
  • The Mamluks conquer the rest of II-Khan and also eradicate tribe in OTL Northern Arabia.
  • Joseon considerably bulks up its navy.
  • Japan considerably bulks up its navy and army as well. Japan creates a defense blockade, and conscripts people into its navy.
  • Norway founds several fishing villages in Greenland. in addition, Norway continues to build villages in Iceland, and to expand their navy. Finally, the Norwegians continue to expand their shipyards.
  • Minhkaung of Ava dies. Razadarit laments over the loss but sends his army north to invade Ava and end the Forty Years War. He also sets out plans for a learning institution to be constructed in Pegu by 1445.


  • Binnya Ran takes control of the throne of Hanthawaddy after his father Razadarit and Crown Prince Binnya Dhammaraza perish in an elephant hunting accident. Hanthawaddy's failed invasion of Ava is recalled, although it took control of the city of Prome. Nai Thiha leaves on his first voyage to Bengal to transport 500 Burmese weavers to Bengalla (Dhaka).
  • Norway continues its colonization of Iceland, and continues to beef up its navy. a large naval force lands Norwegian troops in the Low countries and in several small German principalities on the North Sea. Norwegian troops use their control of the oceans to great effect, ad soon control all of the coastal areas between Denmark and France. They solidify their position there, allow reinforcements to be brought in, and prepare to push inland.
  • Hate to break it to you, but from what I can see, you've owned Iceland since 1380.
  • There's a difference between owning and colonizing.
  • Okay
  • China takes the rest of eastern Mongolia. They begin to take central Mongolia.
  • Sweden continues to consolidate their Baltic territory. The fleet is expanded, turning the Baltic into a Swedish lake for all intensive purposes.
  • The Mamluks begin to integrate the newly acquired into Mamluk rule and they also expand even more into Arabia, fighting off the numerous tribes.
  • Korea improves their navy. Theirs is now one of the strongest in the region.
  • The Mayans continue trying to improve their army and navy, while conquering more Zapotec states. The Mayans offer support for the Aztecs in conquering Aztlan.a
  • Japan improves its navy. It is now the strongest in the region


  • Binnya Ran declares the golden age of Hanthawaddy has begun. Hanthawaddy continues to trade with Malaya, Ceylon, Siam, and Bengal.
  • Korea invades Taiwan.
  • Norway continues its invasion of the Low Countries and northwest Germany. They control the entire coast, as well as a large portion of the Rhine river. Norway also continues its colonization of Iceland.
  • You can't expand that fast. The opponents are much more powerful
  • I'd have to agree. It's the Holy Roman Empire against you. Spread out a little more.
  • Castile invades Aragon.
  • China continues to take Central Mongolia. Their navy is also improved, becoming one of the most highly skilled in the world
  • England attacks Ireland, having finished up England. They advance in the northern region and they blockade the country. England continues to build its navy and army, and it also continues its road network linking the isles together. Sea defences are made along the coast of southern England, and more defences are expected to be made in the following years
  • Sweden continues to consolidate their territory in the Baltic, and put down a rebellion among the Germans in Riga. The fleet expands again, while the Finns, Lapps, and Karelians are integrated into the levy system. The Duke of Uppsala adds two thousand Lapp cavalry to his personal retinue.
  • The Mamluks consolidate there power and prepare to expand from Egypt southward.
  • The nomadic Timurid hordes come to a grinding halt and erupt into great civil disarray. The rival factions within the Empire revolt against Timur's rule after a short lull of inactivity. Timur's armies rise out against the rebels, solidifying a more larger centralized rule with parcels of land handed out to his greatest soldiers in a very feudal form of organization. However, the rebel armies are strong as well and though many battles are won by the Timurids, their forces face some losses as well. Timur's advisors and viziers begin thinking of a more permanent organization to the Empire, something that would live longer and stand greater than the legendary Mongol Empire itself, and begin devising a much more permanent form of organization behind the conqueror's back.


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  • Nai Thiha of Hanthawaddy visits the Swahili city-states of Zanzibar, Malindi, and Mombasa. By the end of the year, he has rounded the Cape of Good Hope.
  • The Mayans continue improving their navy. They also finish absorbing the Zapotec and Mixtec cities.
  • England has almost completed the invasion of Ireland, with only afew areas in the western area still holding out. ships explore ever farther in teh search for something else. Many people want to be free of the kings and lords rules. They want to stat a new life and live it to the fullest. England makes secret plans to invade Brittany to establish valuable trading posts in the Atlantic ocean. The English navy is built up even more, with more and more ships being made each year.
  • Castile finishes the annexation of Aragon, and begins assimilating its remaining military forces, moving them to the foothills of the Pyrenees. Work begins on a road system, connecting major towns and villages with Toledo.
  • The Mamluks begin to prepare for the annexation of the small Turkish states in order to establish a border with the Ottoman Empire.
  • Central Mongolia is taken by China. China prepares to take the golden horde.
  • You aren't anywhere near the Golden Horde. Do you mean the Chagatai or Oirat Horde?
  • He's good. Central Mongolia borders the Golden Horde.
  • This is the most current map I could find, from 1389. The Horde was supposedly restricted to the area between the Dnepr and Caspian by 1423.
  • I guess you're right. He would have to take the successor Khanates one by one.
  • Korea takes all of Taiwan.
  • The Mamluks invade the small Turkish states (20-27) and quickly regroup their armies afterwards; they propose an alliance with China against the Golden Horde in order to stretch out there resources and overwhelm them.
  • The Aztecs finish their conquest of OTL Baja California and Florida. The Aztecs send messengers to the Mayans thanking for their help in retaking Aztlan and with a border treaty creating a set border between the Aztecs and Mayan at Zapotecas and the corresponding horizontal line. The treaty will also offer the Mayans a temple to Kukulucan that Aztec workers will build in Uxmal. In addition. The Aztecs take prisoners from the war back to Tenochtitlan for mass sacrifice to Huitzilapochtli, however the Aztec Emperor pardoned those who had naval experience and conscripted them into a new Aztec imperial navy.
  • Sweden begins a large-scale expansion and revitalization of their road network in order to help consolidate their holdings in the Baltic and in Finland. The fleet expands again, though at a slower rate.
  • The Timurid hordes continue to quarrel and war with one another. Timur's loyal armies sweep through Persia, engaging in spectacular battles with the local Persian dynasties. Through the sheer aggressiveness and audacity that brought the Timurid Empire to its height, the Amir triumphs in Persia. Under insistent persuasion by his advisors, Timur reluctantly appoints a circle of governors and magistrates over Persia and its surrounding territories. These magistrates begin regulating government affairs and infrastructure while the Amir is conquering the remaining rebel hordes. By the end of the year, only a small number of armies that make up the Empire are disloyal to the Amir, and by the next year it is hoped that the rebellion will be crushed and that the Empire will move towards thoughts of more external conquest.
  • Japan sends traders over to the port of Kolkata, eventually colonizing it. It also builds up its navy, negotiating a treaty with Korea.
  • Colonization isn't allowed until 1500. Exploration takes one turn. Also, Kolkata doesn't exist yet. And also (hehe) Bengal is my Hanthawaddy's ally so yeah, be careful.


  • Nai Thiha returns to Pegu, beginning a series of trade routes between Mombasa, Malindi, Zanzibar, and Pegu. A large quantity of gold is obtained in this way, from Zimbabwe. Hanthawaddy continues to upgrade its economy.
  • The Mayans agree to the Aztec offer and start helping the building of a new great temple. They also start exploring the Caribbean Sea, reaching as far as Cuba.
  • venice begins to reorganize its government with a series of civil wars and a new power taking over. Venice expands its navy.
  • The Mamluks continue to reorganize and integrate Mamluk society on conquered regions. They expand there navy and army as well.
  • Castile's forces enter the southwest of France, annexing several Gaulish tribal areas.
  • China begins to lead an assault on the Golden Horde. They highly discourage other nations attacking the Horde, as the Horde is too strong for most armies. China will give the word when an attack on the Horde by other nations seems safe.
  • The Aztec Army expands to the east and west in Mexico. Aztec workers work diligently on the Temple.The Aztec Navy moves to blockade the Aztec's Native American enemies. The Aztecs annex all cities within the surrounding area of Tenochtitlan (seeing as how the cities were surrounded it is plausible). Aztec scientists begin research of more advanced weaponry.
  • Korea offers an alliance to Japan. They also build up their navy.
  • Japan accepts the alliance.


  • Hanthawaddy increases rice production by sending agricultural experts throughout the kingdom to instruct in efficient habits, and introduce technology. Nai Thiha prepares for his second voyage, in which he plans to visit Arabia.
  • Korea begins to send explorers to OTL Kamchatka. However, the first journey is a disaster and the entire party is killed, due to the rough waters. Korea begins to develop better ships for more exploration trips.
  • Castile prepares an expedition across the Strait of Gibraltar to scout for valuable resources. It also begins constructing fortifications along the Garonne.
  • The Mamluk Sultanate begins to prosper as the price of producing goods and other objects are greatly reduced; new improved dirt/sand roads are completed and transportation storages begin to operate must efficiently and quickly. A new bank system helps re-pay damage done in the recent invasions and more local Guard units are created in order to help keep the peace. Small"Faith" committees are created for other religions in order to reduce religious violence. The Mamluks set up trading centers across the Mediterranean and request that Castile allow trading centers be set up on there coasts in exchange for reduced tariffs on goods coming from the Mamluks.
  • Castile opens Barcelona and Valencia for trade between the nation and the Mamluk Sultanate, in the hopes that trade will enrich both nations' economies.
  • Japan ventures to the small states in OTL East India, becoming traders there.
  • China takes more Horde Territory. Meanwhile, they begin exploring Kamchatka and Indonesia.
  • Exploration and expansion are each one turn.
  • England finally finishes conquering Ireland, and now the British isles aer under complete English control. The English King declares a national holiday in remembrance of this great day. The English treat the conquered people's well, considering them a kind of brother in this long fight. England decideds to not invade Brittany for a few years. People in England begin to envision a colony of England in a new world, spreading England's greatness far and wide. England offers alliances to Castille and all the various KU nations
  • Venice strengthens its top cities greatly and begins to raise its living standards
  • The Aztec send out settlers and a band of Jaguars to the important City-state of Talco (the very tip of OTL Texas) Troops from the great campaigns in Baja California and Florida return to Tenochtitlan with sacrifices.


  • Hanthawaddy introduces bills of lading and receipts into the economy of Hanthawaddy, written on palm leaves. In addition, the Peguans seek to diversify their economy by mining precious metals, along with fine ceramics. Hanthawaddy becomes the number one rice exporter in the region by a large margin, spreading its rice farming technology to Ceylon.
  • The Ottomans began to invade Persia.
  • Joseon asks China for an alliance. They also send several exploration trips to Kamchatka and India. They offer an alliance to Hanthawaddy. Their exploration trips are successful, and detailed maps of India and Kamchatka will be made within three years.
  • King Binnya Ran sends Mon officials to Ryugyeong as a diplomatic mission.
  • Japan uses its general knowledge of India to set up a trading post in OTL Bihar-Jharkhand area, calling it Tenjiku no Minato, soon shortened to Tenjikuminato.
  • The Mamluk Sultanate begins to set up trading posts across the coast of Northern Africa and they offer the Ottoman Empire and Venice trading alliances and rights to build trading hubs on there land in exchange for the ability to do the same. Muslim preachers are sent to OTL Sicily and Naples to spread the religion of Islam and its influence on other nations. Silks, incense, and other valuable material can be smelled in the busy streets and housing of Cario; valuable treasures and slaves being sold on the market, and newly acquired food from Castile finally arrives to the joy of the people as many continue their lives. They offer a trading alliance with the Ming Dynasty in order to obtain the valuable silk and tea that is so rare in Europe/Africa.
  • The Ottomans agree to the Mamluk's offer for an economical alliance.
  • Castile expands its reach farther into southern France.
  • England again asks Castille for an alliance, telling Castille that both nations would prosper greatly because of an alliance. England improves their interior and makes a revolutionary law. They begin to tax the upper classes more than the lower classes, in an effort to increase popular support. This is a revolutionary idea, with the high classes usually being almost tax exempt. The high classes are in an uproar, but there is not enough of them to cause major trouble.
  • After much deliberation, the offer for alliance with the English is accepted by Castile.
  • The Aztec settlers continue on their way. Meanwhile, the Aztec emperor dies (of natural causes) and his son, Itzcoatl, takes the throne. Itzcoatl makes a speech in Tenochtitlan claiming that the god Huitzilapochtli came to him in a dream. From there Itzcoatl creates a regime in the Empire which is part-religious part militaristic as Itzcoatle believes he serves the War God Huitzilapochtli.
  • Norway continues to consolidate its holdings in the Low countries and north Germany. They also expand their riverine forces on the Rhine river.


  • As the conquest of the French lands continues, the flag of the Corona de Castilla flies over Lyon, Toulouse, and Bordeaux. Castile's forces approach the southern outskirts of Paris, with the goal of unifying France with Castile.
  • From trade through Tenjikuminato, Japan translates ancient Sanskrit and Arabic scientific and mathematical texts. A new interest in science sparks Japan as universities are formed. Physicists discover the Earth revolves around the sun, and are making definitions of mass and velocity as Japan advances science
  • The Mamluks continue to advance as education becomes a large need for it to prosper in the future; therefore, more schools and universities for education are created. A new law makes education very strict, in order for the "next generation" to learn life early on and to blossom from it.
  • Hanthawaddy sends Nai Thiha as far as the OTL Torres Strait. Small Buddhist Mon communities are set up in Sumatra, Java, Bali, Papua, and Arnhem Land. Pegu becomes one of the most prosperous ports in Southeast Asia, rivaling OTL Guangzhou.
  • England starts trading largely with Castile and both nations become richer. An English explorer gains a grant to explore Africa more thoroughly, wanting to make maps much more accurate. is voyage will take four to five years and has great support in England. This explorer causes many others to want to explore other lands, and they start planning for their own voyages. English high-wealth people stage a revolt midway through November, but without mass support from the lower classes, the revolt fails. The lower-wealth people support the government, and projects like universities and roads progress much faster than they normally would.
  • China continues to take Golden Horde Territory. It accepts Japan's offer to an alliance.
  • Norway continues to build up its navy, and to solidify its hold on the low countries.
  • Dai Viet discreetly imports small amounts of Chinese "firearms" and cannon, along with the recipe for gunpowder. They study the weapons, and begin developing the infrastructure necessary to manufacture their own.
  • Itzcoatl begins a plan to take full control away from all regimes that would oppose him to secure his emperorship throughout the Empire.


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  • Mon authorities begin work on the Loit Hnaw, a collection of writings on traditional Chinese, Mon, and Indian herbal medicines. A hospital is constructed in Pegu. A messenger system is initiated to connect all parts of the kingdom, connected by various huts.
  • Hospitals are constructed in Kyoto, and as coffee spreads through trade from the Islamic world through Tenjikuminato, coffeehouses are built. Physicists study electricity and magnetism, seemingly unrelated until a brilliant scientist notes the effect of lightning on his compass. An education system forms.
  • Dai Viet founds a workshop for the manufacture of firearms. Mines and foundries are built to create the raw materials for the guns. This is the start of the forming of industry in Dai Viet. The nation's economy begins to pick up, and literacy levels skyrocket.
  • Silks from Asia finally begin to be imported, pleasing the people and perfect for decorations and outfits. The Mamluks begin to finish off the remaining Arabian tribes.
  • China continues the assault on the Horde. Meanwhile, they request that guns are not traded to outsiders.
  • Joseon again asks Japan and China for an alliance. They also send an exploration mission into Kamchatka, and maps are made. Troops are prepared for colonization.
  • China accepts Japan's offer for an alliance.
  • Paris is finally captured by Castile, completing the conquest of France.


  • As Hanthawaddy loses its vassal state of Arakan, to Narameikhla, it launches an invasion of the major rice-producing region around Mrauk U, and on a second front from the south. The Rakhine Kingdom is confined to the area around Sandoway.
  • Japan accepts the alliances of China and Joseon. They start setting up serious studies of electricity and magnetism, as Tenjikuminato is expanded northwards
  • Keep to a trading post for now. Your colony technically shouldn't exist until 1500. For now you can basically colonize east Russia or the Pacific Islands.
  • OK, I suppose
  • The Mamluks finally eradicate all the tribes from Arabia and declare victory; meanwhile attempts to expand into Africa begin to form.
  • Dai Viet builds more firearm workshops, and is able to produce a sizable amount of guns annually. They begin to arm their soldiers with these guns and begin extensively training them on their use. They craft plans to invade the Champa state to the southeast, and the rapidly disintegrating Khmer Empire to the west. The Dai Viet manufacturing techniques branch out to other products and the Dai Viet standard of living show incredible improvement.
  • The Mayans expand southward, towards OTL Nicaragua. They also continue improving their navy.
  • Construction of an expanded road network throughout France begins. A cultural and scientific center is established in Barcelona, with the goal of attracting minds from throughout western Europe to attain scientific discovery.
  • The Danes set up a tiny colony in Labrador. The Danes begin experiments of putting metal armor on ships in small amounts.
  • Sorry, but no colonies 'til 1500. Read the rules.
  • You can send exploration first.
  • China eradicates the remaining Golden Horde territories. The Chinese government calms everybody down in their new territories. They begin upgrading their already powerful navy.
  • With Itzcoatl's regime fully in control Itzcoatl sends troops to the North to ctontinue the conquest and to get sacrifices to Huitzilapochtli. The settlers have reached Talco (Very tip of OTL Texas) and start a colony there (message said that I get my colony now.)
  • That's fine, the Aztecs are/where near OTL Texas. America was not discovered until the 1500's. The Danes will have to wait until then to have a colony.
  • England invades Brittany suddenly and without warning, landing thousands of troops over a few days on the coasts. Soon most of the coasts and areas of the Northern tip are held, with Brittany troops valiantly fighting for survival but eventually being overwhelmed by the sheer force of numbers. England sees many other countries improving scientifically, and they decide to build a large university and laboratory to learn about science and discover new technologies.
  • Joseon sets up a trade post on Kamchatka, close to OTL Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. They also bulk up their army and navy.
  • Vladivostok isn't on Kamchatka. I would say Vladivostok is close enough to Korea that it doesn't have to be considered a colony. Do you mean Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky?
  • Yes, I thought for a moment Vladivostok is in Kamchatka.


  • Rakhine forces push back on Hanthawaddy's invasion and manage to reclaim the city of Mrauk U, although a Mon fort still remains. In order to deal with the rising demand for materials, King Binnya Ran orders a rice tax to pay for weapons. Three cast iron factories are built: one in Dagon and two in Pegu.
  • The Danish colony fails miserably, but the Danes vow to return.
  • Swedes finally finish their ambitious expansion of road networks and consolidation of territories. They begin to move against the Finns and Karelians.
  • Kulin Tribe build their huts along a the shore in Australia, they start to collect sticks and smooth them to make Woomeras. The first ceremony of Dreamtime begins, and a chief is chosen.
  • Sanskrit is a popular subject in Japan, as it allows people to extract knowledge from traded texts. Meanwhile, many general formulas of mechanics are formulated, up until OTL Newton's laws.
  • Dai Viet invades the Champa state to the southeast. The Champa troops are taken completely by surprise by Dai Viet musketmen. They take heavy casualties and start a rapid retreat. This starts a rapid series of defeats that has the nation completely occupied by the end of the year. The Dai Viet start drawing up plans for an outpost in the OTL Philippines
  • The Muslims begin to explore the outer reaches of the Atlantic Ocean. (I do plan on them finding OTL Caribbean but it will take five turns later from my point of view, also I don't plan on any colonies besides a few cluster of trading posts until 1500.)
  • China sets up a colony in Kamchatka. Meanwhile, they continue to upgrade their navy.
  • You haven't sent exploration, you can't have two turns and you need to wait until 1434.
  • Castile founds a national university system to spread knowledge and cultivate young minds.
  • Joseon finds the Philippines through Taiwan, and begin exploring it.
  • The Mayans start conquering the Mayan-speaking city-states in Nicaragua and Costa Rica.


  • Dai Viet finishes the conquering of the Champa nation. The former Cham citizens begin to feel the benefits of Viet citizenship, and overwhelmingly have decided to not revolt. The now-experienced Dai Viet soldiers begin the process of conquering the divided and feuding remnants of the former Khmer Empire. Once again they swiftly defeat their opponents through a combination of firearms and the Khmer's own divisions. 
  • Genoa begins to expand north, and plans to take Milano by the end of the year. A new fleet is also being built to protect coastal assets. In Genova (city), a new piazzo is being built and will hold a fountain with a statue of the regent king.
  • Mon troops storm the city of Mrauk U and Sandoway simultaneously, leading to an all-out war between Arakan and Hanthawaddy. The war continues to rage as both Arakan and Pegu use iron weapons heavily. The city of Dagon is raided by Arakan and mostly destroyed.
  • Japan invades Hokkaido and Sakhalin.
  • China continues to explore the Pacific Ocean.
  • Joseon conquers OTL Vladivostok, and begin expanding into OTL Russia. They also bulk up their army and navy.
  • Sweden continues to advance against the Finns. The navy is heavily expanded, while the road network follows the path of the conquering army.
  • The Mayans continue improving their navy, and continue exploring the Antilles. They discover the Dominican Republic and reach as far as OTL Barahona. They also continue annexing Central American cities.
  • The Mamluks send an expedition force across Egypt to remap the surrounding area. The Mamluk fleet continues to explore the Atlantic.
  • Castile invades Portugal.


  • Hanthawaddy secures all of Rakhine, with Bengal assistance in taking over Chittagong. The remaining Arakan forces are active in small groups, or have fled to Ava. Binnya Ran proclaims victory.
  • Dai Viet soldiers finish conquering the divided Khmer city-states. They spend some time consolidating their new territories. Dai Viet begins building roads and other infrastructure for their new empire.
  • The Mamluks begin to construct early and crude forms of firearms. In other news the fleet continues its Atlantic voyage, and the Mamluks begin to expand across Africa (not quickly).
  • Genoa begins to build trade posts along the shoreline of the African and Asian Mediterranean, thus adding new imports into Genoa. More money is being put into bulking their Naval and Ground Forces. Some people inside the trade posts have heard rumors of land to the East.
  • Castile's invasion of Portugal continues; they prepare plans to field a navy.
  • Japan creates a system to easily signal long distance areas of news. They also develop primitive rifles.
  • I believe you are referring to the arquebus.
  • China expands its navy and continues to explore the Pacific.
  • England finishes its conquest of Brittany and some areas of northern France. England continues to offer alliances to Sweden, Norway, and Finland, hoping that they will accept the alliances. England improves its navy again, and builds multiple ports in Brittany, valuable trading locations with other countries. England begins to work on a system that will provide scholars with a national laboratory and funds to carry out scientific work. Meanwhile, English ships continue to travel farther in search of land.
  • Genoa invades Corsica. The invasion plan is to push the Corsicans south, and stop them from leaving. Genoese leaders expect the Corsicans soon demise.
  • Joseon begins to develop the arquebus, in order to counter the Japanese threat to of arquebus. Also, the new king begins a new reformation program, starting with rooting out corrupt officials and ending with bulking up their army and navy.


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  • Dai Viet develops their own model of arquebus in order to stay in the "arms race". They also experiment with a heavier model of arquebus mounted on the back of a horse-drawn vehicle. They also begin the construction of a fleet, as they look for new lands to expand to. Several harbors are built to facilitate this fleet. The island of Sumatra is the first planned area of expansion.
  • Chemistry develops in Japan with the organization of elements
  • Implausible. Elements were only organized in the 1800's.
  • OK, Japan explores to the East, finding the Pacific Northwest. They create a trading post - Higashiminato
  • The Mayans continue developing their navy, and starts to develop its art and science. It also discovers that the wheel can be used for practical purposes.
  • As Hanthawaddy deals with its newly acquired territory, Nai Thiha travels on his third voyage, directly south, landing at OTL present-day Perth, continuing onto Tasmania (which he calls Chuadung), and New Zealand (which he calls Klengngoa), before reaching cold temperatures that compel his expedition to turn back, against his vice captain's insisting on seeing a large continent. On the returning journey, Thiha visits the aboriginal Kulin tribe, offering diplomatic alliance and trade. Towards the end of the year, the Kingdom of Ava, severely weakened by the Forty Years' War yet fearful of the economic imbalance caused by the Mon dominance of all Burmese ports, launches an invasion of Prome.
  • Joseon sends a colonization party to Kamchatka, consisting of fiv ships, and several hundred men, women and children. They also send soldiers to garrison the new colony. They begin using the Chinese three-line fire method, where two lines would reload while one would fire. This is very effective and the edge of the Kamchatkan Peninsula is soon made into a small port.
  • The Mamluk Antlantic fleet discovers OTL Caribbeans and small trading posts are set up; back in Africa, talks between the Mali and Mamluks begin opening up with the main topic being the merging of the two. (The negotiations are slow unfortunately due to the amount of time it takes for messages to be rought between both capitals.
  • The Ottomans invade the Timurid lands near the Black Sea. The Timurids kill thousands of Ottoman soldiers, but Ottoman cannon and handgun's drive off the Timurids.
  • Genoa finishes taking control of Corsica. In Ajaccio, the Genoese and Corsicans sign a treaty making Corsica a territory. Genoa gets all Corsican taxes, protects Corsica, and owns all of Corsica's public land. The changing of the flags ceremony is held.
  • The Swiss Confederacy, created by the Federal Charter of 1291 have begun to extend to other areas around them, most notable is the area of Bern.
  • The new Drassanes Shipyards open in Barcelona, boasting advanced shipbuilding capabilities. The new Armada Castilla is inaugurated with the merging of existing French, Portuguese and Castillan fleets. An exploration mission is sent to the Canary Islands. Advances in Portugal by Castillan forces are halted by heavy resistance.


  • Genoa finishes rebulking its military forces after the invasion of Corsica. They open trade to Florence and Milan, and close trade to Turin. They also begin to build large a large cannonade at Ajjacio Harbor, along with a wall that will encompas the city. Outposts are being built around Corsican countryside to keep hold on Corsica.
  • The Dai Viet fleet sets sail on a massive trading expedition. The Dai Viet King officially changed Dai Viet's name to the Empire of Vietnam. The Vietnamese send offers of an alliance to Hanthawaddy, China, Joseon and Japan.
  • Accepted- Joseon
  • Hanthawaddy accepts the alliance, and requests help in the ongoing Burmese War.
  • Nai Thiha returns from his journey, leading to widespread rumours of a mysterious southern continent in Hanthawaddy. However, these rumours are overshadowed by the ongoing war with Ava, with which Lanna and Shan have allied. Binnya Kyan, powerful member of the Wareru Royal House, seizes control of nearby Bengal, marking dynastic union of Bengal and Hanthawaddy and the beginning of Buddhist rule in Bengal. Bengal joins the war against Ava at the end of the year.
  • Negotiations of the merging of the Mamluk and Mali Empire's continues; it seems that the Mali Empire will agree as well as the Mamluks (Mali: Will probably join due to the surrounding enemies. Mamluks: Due to the trading goods they could acquire). The Agreement will go into place by 1438.
  • Due to intensive trading, Japanese culture is exported to the small states around Tenjikuminato.
  • The Mayans continue sending ships to explore the areas of the Antilles. It also continues expanding southward. However, Mayan armies stop in the Darien forest, which the Mayan generals call "too evil to be a true forest".
  • China begins exploring Tibet.
  • Castile establishes the Libre Escuela Real, which has a campus in every major city in the kingdom, to educate children in a variety of disciplines.
  • Joseon expands more into Russia.
  • To clarify, you know that's part of Ming China right?
  • How? None of your posts ever said you did.


  • Hanthawaddy launches a large-scale invasion of Ava. Surprised and severely weakened, Ava is unable to withstand the attack. Shan and Lanna both continue fighting, making this the largest war in Southeast Asia in centuries.
  • Castile finishes the Portuguese campaign, with victorious forces marching to Gibraltar.
  • China demands that all Josean activity in Russia cease or there will be war. Meanwhile, the Kamchatka colony is expanded.
  • OTL Ming China had difficulty defending against the Mongols much less conquering them. If China is to be in a position to wage war, you should probably focus on your Kamchatka colony. Tibet is an organized state which would make colonization implausible.
  • The Vietnamese Emperor begins construction of a series of universities, and imports texts from all over East Asia. The Vietnamese are determined to have the best universities in the region. The Vietnamese fleet makes stops at Hanthawaddy and the Indian states on its way to the Middle East and Europe.
  • Due to lack of funding, Hanthawaddy requests Nai Thiha accompany the expedition.
  • Genoa sends a massive amount of trade ships along with a naval escort to explore the lands to the far east. They find India and stop there to resupply. A few ships return to tell the city that there is land to the east, and the expedition continues.
  • No one knows about the southern tip of Africa yet. Explore first or send by land.
  • The Mayans start trading with the Cuban and Antillian indigenous tribes and start settling colonial posts in a part of Cuba.


  • The Vietnamese start the first cohesive campaign of urban development in the nation's history. The streets of the main cities are paved in cobblestones and widened. Since the Vietnamese Emperor Lê Thái Tông made a trip to Japan the architecture has shown a steadlity increasing Japanese influence. The Vietnamese palace at Hanoi has been renovated in Japanese style. The Vietnamese trading expedition has reached Arabia.
  • Castile launches a trade mission to the east, hoping to foster trade with far away nations. The convoy departs southward towards Africa.
  • Hanthawaddy continues war against the remnants of the Kingdom of Ava who built a stronghold high in the Shan mountains, as well as the Shan and Lanna states. The country develops large, guided slingshots with projectiles which can be filled with gunpowder, lit, and fired at the enemy.
  • The Mamluks continue to map the surrounding area.
  • Japan creates a trading post on the Western coast of India (OTL Indus River Valley)
  • China expands northward in East Asia.
  • England, having built up for many years, attacks the last remnant of France east of Castille's lands. The invasion is swifty and is expected to be over in a few years. English explorers find, in Egypt, a perfect place to build a canal that could easily contact the eastern nations. They claim the area (area around OTL Suez canal) and plan to start digging next year.
  • The Mayans continue improving their navy, and are able to cross the Darien forest by sea, as well as pass the end of the Antilles. A map is made of this "Virgin Land" (OTL northern South America). However, the Mayans don't settle anything, as they think that the Virgin Land is controlled by the "evil forces of the Darién". The fleet that crossed the Atlantic also considers the Atlantic Ocean cursed, and call it "K'as K'ab'Naab'" (literally the "Cursed Sea").
  • Joseon expands more into Russia, looking for more mineral resources. They also tell the Chinese they will not bow to Chinese demands and will continue on into Russia.


  • Hanthawaddy requests support in the Burmese War from nearby China, Japan, and Joseon. Trade disagreements with the Kingdom of Kotte resulted in Kotte joining the Avan side. Chutiya, meanwhile, allies with Hanthawaddy. Hanthawaddy expands its economy throughout the newly conquered and former areas.
    • Japan will support Hanthawaddy
  • Japan explores the wonderful world of SCIENCE! by inventing an early printing press.
  • England begins building the "Suez canal" in Egypt. The canal is estimated to take 10-15 years to complete. Trade after the canal is completed will increase greatly with Asian nations. England builds a small port on one side of the canal, and will build another on the other side once it is complete.
  • Korea grows outraged at the Japanese claims to the Press, and demand an apology.. They also begin developing a prmitive version of the Turtle Ship. They also take Hanthawaddy's side in the war and begin deploying troops to the region.
  • Vietnam pledges to help Hanthawaddy in the Burmese War. They send a force of their most elite soldiers to fight for Hanthawaddy.
  • Castile's trade mission reaches OTL Cape Horn. The Armada Castilla launches an offensive on the Marinids.
  • Cape Horn as in Chile? You mean the Cape of Good Hope?


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  • The Duchy of Burgundy secedes for the Kingdom of Castile, beacause of the Castilian government having difficulties controlling this virtually-independent territory. Phillip III of Valois, Duke, proclaims himself "King of the Burgundians".
  • The Mamluks begin to assist the English by sending labor and sharing maps of the surrounding area; the government simply announces that it is strengthening their relationship with a foreign nation. Meanwhile, military forces begin to quickly advance through the Makurian states and Aloda; the invasion of Ethiopia is cancelled and instead a coup d'etat begins to be planned out. The Mamluk-Mali agreement is scheduled to take place next year.
  • Hanthawaddy, with much foreign aid, takes full control of Ava. Kotte blocks its ports to supporters of Hanthawaddy, leading to further antagonism. The Burmese War continues to rage on.
  • England begins to dig the canal, with mminor progress done this year. They assure the malmuks that the canal will greatly benefit trade in the Malmuks and will cause them to grow wealthy. England solidifies its claim of a thin strip of land that they plan to dig the canal on. A large group of people travel to the other end of the soon-to-be canal and establish Sueza, a town soon to be bustling with trade. England offers an alliance to Burgundy.
  • The Japanese send troops to help Hanthawaddy. Meanwhile, they hear talk of the Suez Canal, and plots hatch to trade with England and export Japanese culture to the Westerners.
  • China begins exploring Siberia and Eastern Europe. They ask to trade with the Portuguese.
  • Joseon sends more troops to Hanthawaddy, and win great victories. Meanwhile, they begin exploring Alaska, and find seals and other stuff there, and more exploration voyages are planned.


  • In a desperate attempt to guard against Hanthawaddy, Lanna and Shan invade Prome, effectively dividing the kingdom in two. Hanthawaddy responds with force. In the provinces of Pegu, and Martaban, the war has ceased due to constant occupation by Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese forces. In those provinces, Hanthawaddy upgrades its economy greatly through production of iron weapons sold to troops of those nations. They do a technological exchange, leading to the development of a simple musket as a combination of Hanthawaddy's slingshot and the East Asian arquebus.
  • Joseon formally invades Lanna and Shan, effectively creating another front in the war for those forces. They also send another exploration party to Alaska, but it is a failure, with half the party dying on the way there.
  • The influence of the Japanese colony Tenjikuminato grows, and Japan is informally ruling of the Bihar-Jharkhand area. The influence of its colony in western India grows as well, giving Japan informal control of the Indus River Valley.
  • The Vietnamese invade the nations of Sumatra. Strategy and infighting caused by Vietnamese spies are more of a factor in the war than firearms. The Vietnamese declare that the new Islamic Vietnamese citizens are free to practice their religion, but not convert new followers. The Vietnamese start the construction of new schools to teach Vietnamese culture and language to their new citizens.
  • Burgundy sends exploration parties to Savoy, to the south. Phillip III starts establishing relations with Castille and England
  • Castile's trade and exploration mission to the east reaches Mamluk lands in OTL Arabian Peninsula, and rests and resupplies before continuing eastward.


  • A bout of plague hits Western Europe and the Arabian countries, especially Castille.
  • Don't target random players. Target multiple players at once, and when you do, carefully research it. It would be much more fun for everyone. Also, give Castille a little leeway because they joined late.
  • Joseon begins to send more exploration missions to Kamchatka.
  • Hanthawaddy and its allies proclaim victory in the Burmese War in the Battle of Lashio, after several years of fighting. Lanna and Shan are both annexed by Hanthawaddy. The remaining royal families are exiled to Delhi. Despite Mon victory, small skirmishes between Sinhalese and Mon people in Kotte still exist. Bengal establishes trade with Tenjikuminato.
  • England quickly closes off their ports, using their position as an island nation to their advantage. Brittany suffers greatly, however, with no effective way to close of the borders, Doctors are sent to Brittany and do whatever they can (not very much) to help the sick and dying. Meanwhile, construction on the canal continues. With help from the Malmuks , the canal proceeds faster than planned.
  • Tens of thousands of Castillans die, as scholars attempt to find a cure for the Great Plague, as it has become known.
  • The Aztecs re-appear after a long period of technological improvement. They continue Northward expansion. Meanwhile the Aztecs adopt the wheel from Mayan allies and using their navy to rapidly take small island in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • In Japan, mathematicians are searching for a device that would easen their lives, coming up with the design for a Pascaline.
  • The Ottoman Empire establishes a colony in Goa, India.
  • (You have not explored the area yet)
  • Manpower continues to be brought to the canal to help with the work. The Mamluks also follow England by closing their ports. Research for a cure begins and city walls are closed.
  • I don't think you can yet.....
  • Yeah. What you can do is close city walls and research for herbal/folk remedies.
  • China expands in Kamchatka.
  • After a few years of tolerating the Ayutthaya' Ambassador's disgusting lack of tact, the enraged Vietnamese declares war on the Ayutthaya Kingdom. Like the earlier Vietnamese invasion of Sumatra, it is a complete rout by virtue of the experience of the Vietnamese soldiers. The Ayutthaya Kingdom is conquered, and the Vietnamese get a more solid connection with their territory in Sumatra.


  • Hanthawaddy works on consolidating power. A treaty is signed with Kotte, completely ending all conflict, which allows Hanthawaddy to maintain control of the area around OTL Kumpurupiddi, as an economic port. The area is renamed Hporubitoi, a corruption of the Sinhalese name. Mon Settlers in former Ayuthaya grow antipathic against their new rulers.
  • Vietnamese merchants operating in the Mamluk Kingdom encounter their English counterparts of the first time. With the help of a Mamluk merchant who was fluent in Vietnamese, the two parties come to an agreement. The Vietnamese are to send another fleet with laborers to help the English and the Mamluks construct the canal, and a group of Englishmen (including two Catholic priests) are to be sent to Vietnam to familiarize the Vietnamese Emperor with English culture. The deal is sent to the English King for his review. The Vietnamese Emperor recognizes Mon rule over parts of the former Ayuthaya Kingdom. Mon resistance to Vietnamese rule ceases.
  • Joseon begins to send trade missions to as far as the Arabian Peninsula. They also sign a treaty with Kotte, and stop fighting. They reinforce their gains, and pledge to help Hanthawaddy in the future at any time.
  • The Japanese send trade missions west, to England (via the Mamluks), and wish to establish a port for trade there.
  • The King of England sends the party of people to Vietnam, encouraging increased familiarity between nations. work on the canal continues, but will take many more years to complete. for now, a ship can drop of goods in the Red Sea, transport them via camel to an English port on the other side of the Peninsula, and from there on.
  • China expands more in Kamchatka.
  • The Burgundian Army attacks Savoy. The provinces of Bresse and the city of Geneva are under siege.
  • A group of Mamluk traders are sent to Vietnam in order to plan out a trading agreement; on their way there they begin to discover some uncharted islands. Along with the traders are mappers who offer to chart Vietnamese territory in exchange for trading rights.
  • Castille struggles to deal with the Great Plague, but its occurance has put an increased focus on medical education at national universities.


  • Hanthawaddy and Bengal clean up after the war. They refurbish their economies through the production of trade depots at various points in the kingdoms.
  • Vietnam accepts the Mamluk offer to map Vietnamese territory. They move the capitol to the former Khmer capitol of Angkor in order to prevent any seabourne invasions of the capitol. In the few years since the fall of the Khmer Kingdom the city has been slowly restored and reinhabited as part of the Vietnamese urban development program. The temples at Angkor Wat have been restored to their former glory. As part of the preparations leading up to the English envoy's arrival the Vietnamese build a small community for the visitors. The community is officially named Da Nang, but has been nicknamed "Little London" for its perspective inhabitants.
  • Japan negotiates with the Western nations for ports of trade.
  • Castile sends all the forces it can spare to assist Burgundy with its invasion of Savoy, but the reinforcements are limited. Many of Castile's troops are suffering from the Plague, or tending to their families. Religious attendance in Castile is at record levels.
  • Joint Burgundian and Castilian forces conquer Bresse with minor opposition. Geneva is still under siege, Imperial Troops (Holy Roman Empire) offer great resistance. A significative number of Burgundian soldiers fall sick with the Plague because of contact with Castilians. King Phillip III gives donations for medical research and Catholic hospitals. Religious attendance has greatly increased, as well. Phillip III is officially crowned by the Archbishop of Dijon.
  • Joseon makes contact with Castile, and asks them for port cities in their nation for trade througout the Mediterranean. Meanwhile, they also contact England and ask them for ports as well. They also ask all those nations for an alliance.


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  • The English party arrives in Vietnam. The Emperor himself is enchanted with English culture. He enjoys watching (translated) English plays, and has a personal playwright write plays about Vietnamese history. He allows the Catholic priests to convert small groups of Vietnamese citizens, and within the year there is a significant Christian community in Vietnam. The Vietnamese purchase texts from all over Europe, and expand their system of universities.
  • Shakespeare wasn't born until a century later.
  • Whoops. Guess I'm not as familiar with this era than I thought. Can you provide any contemperary substitutes for the Bard?
  • Missionaries from Europe begin to come into Joseon, due to contact made the year before. The Emperor has no problem with them, but some of the officials are angry at the king. A group of them begin a rebellion, but it is not successful and is put down quickly by the army. A new army group named the Imperial Guard is formed, which are an elite group of soldiers who protect the Emperor and his family. Also, a huge universitiy if founded in Ryugyeong, the capitol.
  • Do you mean Ryugyeong (old name of Pyongyang)?
  • Sure
  • Sorry I meant Ryugyeong.
  • Nai Thiha returns to Hanthawaddy from his overland trip to Europe. He provides a full report and suggests alliances with Castille, Burgundy, the Ottomans, and the Mamluks. King Binnya Ran agrees, and sets up an international district of Pegu near OTL Bassein, for skilled metalworkers and other artisans. Bengal provides similar concessions, but on a smaller scale.
  • Japan builds a port of trade on the Norman Islands in order to spread Japanese knowledge and culture. The Japanese are open to European culture, but few adopt it
  • Barcelona is designated the chief seaport for sea trade to Castile, porting ships from the Malmuks, Japan and Joseon. Barcelona also becomes the center of Castile's creative arts, as blacksmiths, traders, and weavers move there to take advantage of the commercial atmosphere.


  • The Imperial Guard of Joseon is quickly swamped with volunteers, but only 300 of them are chosen. They begin their training, and become feared as the elite force, sort of like our Spec Ops. However, rumors begin floating around that they were responsible for the assassination of a major lord from China who was criticizing the Joseon reforms, and the Emperor's popularity goes down a little.
  • 7:00 PM EST is when you can start posting. Remember to use the name of your country and it's 1446, not 1456.
  • King Binnya Ran dies and is succeeded by his cousin Binnya Waru, who upgrades the economy of Hanthawaddy. He declares his intention to return to the Golden Age of Hanthawaddy, during which the war would only be a hiatus. He declares himself Emperor or Hanthawaddy and offers for the best scholars from throughout his empire to diffuse Mon culture with that of the Arakanese, Bamar, Shan, Lanna, Sinhalese, Chutiya, and Bengali. He orders scholars to create a unified script for all of his empire's languages, based on the Mon script. He also unifies Buddhism in the empire. Buddhism begins rising as a religion in Bengal due to popular revival by King of Bengal Binnya Kyan.
  • The Emperor of China holds a trial to decide who murdered the lord. The trial will be fair. Meanwhile, a new, secretive department of the military is formed. They are known as Chi Xiōngshǒu. Nobody but a handful of people know about the Chi Xiōngshǒu.
  • England offers alliances to any and all Asian nations, hopeing to gain strong trade from the alliances. work on the canal continues. The work will take at least another ten years even with help from the Mlamuks. England begins to inmerse itself in Asian cultures, interested in how different they are yet how alike they also are.
  • Joseon accepts.
  • China accepts.
  • Japan accepts
  • Castile launches its invasion of Grenada, long delayed by losses from the Great Plague.
  • The Vietnamese expand into OTL Laos, and finish absorbing the fractured remnants of the Siamese Kingdom (including the rest of the Kra peninsula).
  • The Burgundian-Castilian Armies succeed on attacking Northern Savoy. Bresse passes to Castile. The territory north of the Rhône river, incluiding Geneva, is now controled by Burgundy. A large portion of the joint army has perished due to the Plague; an Imperial counterattack is expected.


  • Hanthawaddy improves its economy through sound management, and sends Buddhist monks to various parts of the empire to end "Paganism" and instate a new Mon culture, based on Buddhism. Emperor Binnya Waru orders his remaining male relatives dead, although some manage to flee to Bengal.
  • The Mayans continue to improve navy and technology, and close off for a few years to destiny most funds into the research.
    • the Mayans will basically be inactive until 1449 and then until something interesting happens.
  • Joseon improves their navy, and begin to expand the Imperial Guard. They deny all accusations to murdering a prominant Chinese lord for criticizing their reforms, and begins to equip the Imperial Guard with imported weapons and the best of the ones they have, including arquebuses, and the best swords, etc.
  • Vietnamese troops exploit the chaotic nature of the Sumatran natives and conquer them. The island had dissolved into anarchy after the natives pushed the Vietnamese to their small enclave in Riau. The ringleaders of the rebellion were immediately executed, and Sumatra becomes a peaceful province in the Vietnamese Empire.
  • Japan expands Tenjikuminato


  • Hanthawaddy continues to upgrade its port infrastructure in Pegu, Sandoway, Martaban, Dagon, and Mrauk U.
  • Joseon amps up their military.
  • Vietnam sends an expedition to explore the unknown lands to the west. The new Vietnamese Christian community is the swiftly becoming one of the most popular religions in Vietnam (second only to Buddhism). The Emperor has yet to decide on whether to ban the religion or to declare an official Vietnamese religion.
  • The Council of Heraldry is founded in Burgundy. Nobility and the King himself obtain their personal coats of arms.
  • Japan creates a port of trade in eastern OTL Germany, exporting Japanese culture. They also make sure to export Japanese culture to the English


  • Hanthawaddy sends Nai Thiha to Lisboa, inviting representatives from all countries to join him in exploration of the Atlantic Ocean, past Newfoundland. The hope is to open up new areas to trade or find a shorter route to east and southeast Asia from Europe.
  • Anyone wanna join me?
  • Burgundian men are willing to join
  • Vietnam sends another expedition to map the reaches of the Pacific Ocean. The first stop on the voyage is Japan. They build a small port on the OTL Komandoski Islands for the sake of having a stop on the way back. They leave a small group with the settlement to keep it developing. The Vietnamese Emperor, in an effort to please their new English allies, officially recognizes Christianity as an official religion. But he refrains from making it the official state religion in an effort to not alienate their neighbors.
  • Japan sends boats East, to reach Europe. They find the Seattle area, and found a port there.
  • Also, can our ports of trade be marked with small circles on the maps, please?
  • Lol, I was going the other way because the Danes already found Newfoundland, which is more promising due to lucrative fisheries. The map is limited to territory and colonies, but you can always and should create your own maps. Idk these trading posts are getting a little implausible. They're in the most unstrategic locations. Yes there's some logic due to Japan's lack of resources, but is it necessary to go across the Pacific Ocean for it? When we get to about 1490 there will be a rush of greed and lust for conquest but until then you should probably stay in Oceania and Asia.
  • A Mayan coup d'etat leads a non-religious noble into the position of High King. The Mayans finally sail past the Darien Forest and settle in OTL Urabá, Antioquia. They also start trying to develop a weapon with a mixture of sulfur, charcoal and potassium nitrate.
  • Is that OK for a colony?
  • Yeah, but it doesn't have to be that close.

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