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History of Rome-After Ætas ab Brian

Nihonian War:
The end of the Nihonian Empire:
The Pruddai:

2065(1312) The metron is invented by Tertius Vedius Volusenus, an independent inventor in Germania Inf. It really helps musicians keep in step.

‘Oxyconfector Salis Acidus Khaos’ is used by Rome’s aeroforce to clear suspected enemy encampments. It is a yellow, heavier than air lung disfiguring gas and proves quite harmful. It is used extensively with better results in North Terranova because of the open plains the battles are fought on. Much more damage to the Amazonayas jungles.

With Nihonian and Commonwealth air raids extending ever farther east, causing as much economical as martial damage, ADAs in Vendatia develop an electromagnetic detection system capable of indicating the presence (if not distance) of large metallic objects. It is called a Telelexy Deprehensionis and aids air raid alerts, and night and fog fighting in the war provinces.

ADAs developed anemistipiezo riximaera (later called anepezorixi) to match Nihonia's katokudoki.

Also, production techniques for the military are streamlined into the form of a line of assemblers, each tasked with affixing only 1 specific part to the product. This quickens production considerably but the Nihonian system is beginning to emerge as well. The main problems are more of having enough people to both fight and make, and getting the weapons and soldiers to the battlefields.

Countering Rome’s deadly gas and detection equipment and mass production, Nihhon began launchings of katokudoki ballistic rockets against South Terranovan cities of production. Rome attempts designing long range missiles of their own but it is predicted that there are no less than five or six years before competent designs can be put into mass production, and the Senate won’t risk having slipshod designs endanger factories and troops.

Logistics were a problem for both sides, and not just because the southern fighting was deep in jungles.

The Muscovy Czar Auly Danilvich’s armies begin highly moralized invasions of the Ordeum. Total conquest is the only motive. This war uses mainly weapons and strategies almost 100 years behind Rome and Nihonia, especially since neither nations had a very good trade relationship with the world powers. The Slavs made up for this technological lag with enthusiasm in reviving and organizing its war of conquest.

The rebel nations of Namatania and Monomotopai are turbulent and underpopulated but are attempting to become real nations as the Nubians had in their ancient revolt over 300 years ago. Civil unrest and transitional governments are constants.

Greatly assisting the battlefield hospitals in Terranova, Sulfa and Penicillus antibacterial agents are developed in Germania and Britannia Superior.

Also, Canius Fundanus Ladius and Alexander Postumius Hallus in a Dacia ADA discover that blood is broken into 3 main groups and a combined group. They classify the blood classes as Classis A (found to be the most common in Evropa (Type-O *here*)), Classis B (just slightly less common in Evropa (Type-A *here*)), Classis C (Type-B *here*), and Classis BC (Type-AB *here*). These four classes are also discovered to have, or not have, an additional antigen, being called the Factor Canius-Alexander. Blood groups then may be Classis ‘X’ C.A.-P(lus) or C.A.-M(inus). Most people appear to have a C.A.-P antigen but it is found that most of the time, a recipient with a differing C.A. status is unlikely to develop Hemolysis (the destruction of the donated blood at the hands of the recipient’s immune system). This soon allowed blood transfusions to be done once the relevant equipment and knowledge was brought to the medics. Over 15 million Roman Legionaries were dead and the total world wide estimated count of dead and missing is reaching 30 million.

The Cuashium Confederation, although neutral (and highly isolationist) all these years, was starting to lean towards attacking Rome due to public outrage at Roman war atrocities, especially the poisonous gases and Greek fire (although all sides used them in the war)

The Vikings, still mostly isolationists are remaining neutral though they still occasionally commandeer Roman ships in their region. Rome places embargoes.

In total, there were about 16 nations now involved with the war, about 12 minor nations were also assisting. In total 13 for Rome and Sinica and 15 for Nihonia.

2066(1313) The first effective continuous clothing sealer devices were invented in Sinica, called la-sheng. Modern designs are a lot more convenient to use than buttons. Eventually they become common in the Roman world, known as zibulae.

anticoagulants for blood donated are developed in Belgica ADAs. They allow blood banks to open up.

Some of Rome’s troops being readied for the Nihhon invasion have to be redirected to protect Sinica’s north. The deceptions played by the Romans and Nanchao can only hold Nihonia’s forces away from the real battle point for so long.

The Scutrudator is designed, it is a powerful petra-oleum caterpillar-tracked machine capable of beating down trees in South Terranova to clear forested areas for construction.

In November, Srivijava met with Rome and its allies, starting negotiations for an exit to the war.

2067(1314) At 11pm on Junius 6, The total invading force of 1 800 000 legionaries and auxiliaries, 111 000 Nepal soldiers,106 000 Sayamese, and 100 000 Mossalnans from non-Roman Arabia were shipped or air dropped onto the Cyshu southwest coast. It is the closest to the capital they can get (Nihhon had yet to develop Telelexy Deprehensionis). Massive aero bombings commence on areas before the troops move in. Multitudes of machina catapulta and all forms of artillery are made available.


The shear shock effect of it allowed the momentum to continue rather quickly and carried the offensive over halfway to Cynoto. By mid October, the Nihonian homeland armies began pressing their advantages of terrain but luckily the Dai Ön Yeke economy was collapsing from offensive Nanchao air attacks and financial exhaustion (from the massive infusing of funds to expand their military), a treaty between the Nanchao and Dai Ön Yeke followed and negotiation would continue later. Nearing the end of October the Roman invasion began faltering only a few hundred kilopes (1000s of (Digit) feet) from the capital’s outskirts but the Roman Legions defending Sinica (as well as Nanchao support) began coming to the front line. Cynoto was reached on December 2 and the city and the trapped emperor Hanazono Ichiro surrendered. With the main rival defeated, the remaining opposition disgruntedly asked for peace.

The total number of dead is estimated to be 42.3 million (That’s almost 2.5% of the world population!). 65% of Nihonia’s and 40% of Roman Terranova’s economy was destroyed and the whole Roman world begins going through a depression.

Roman crystallogists working in conquered Nihhon uncovered the piesielectricus properties of aquacrysta (quartz) from their studies of Nihonian weapons factories.

Much of southern Dai Ön Yeke Sinica is taken by the Nanchao in treaties to make a buffer between the 2 nations- Dai Ön Yeke immediately began having civil problems (famine, bitterness, Menguren/Sinican ethnic differences, armed struggles) with its own people denouncing the inefficiency of the current dynasty.

The Commonwealth was given punitive reparations; the Maian Banaba canal region was permanently placed under direct Roman control and the rest became a protectorate-though Rome was not permitted to declare it a province or territory. A demilitarised zone was set up with the Commonwealth, at the Commonwealth’s expense of land. The Commonwealth’s government would face much public protest and would have to become more aggressive in protecting its power in the future.

The native south Terranovan kingdoms were only moderately made to pay as they were fragile with much of their people killed in the war and their economies dismal. The Nihonian Empire was broken up and was subject to support huge Roman and Sinican garrisons.

Nanchao Sinica was given the Choson region and Taioan Island.

Rome received the northern peninsula of Asia Australis and a few islands.

The multitude of tropical Ulterior Australis Islands were divided up into individual countries or given to the friendly nations in the region.

In continued negotiations Srivijava was to pay moderate reparations but allowed to retain its territories with the exception of West Kediri.

As for Nihonia’s vast unpopulated and unproductive Kita-ken (Kamchatka) territories, they were left in Nihonian hands. The Djagatai Khanate was subject to fines and resource payments to Rome, Sinica, and Nepal as well as their few Mare Hyrcania port cities were made ‘free’ cities administered by Rome for 20 years (but they were still required members of the Concilium Mundi -explained soon). The Roman market was not happy both because of the cost of the war, and the subsequent requirement to repay all the War Bond buyers. The public showed total outrage that the war continued for 13 years when all it took was 6 months in the end, some people are never happy.

As a last result of the war, Rome and Sinica created the Concilium Mundi, a diplomatic organization designed to both prevent wars from occurring, and preemptively stop potential hostilities. The idea solely came from the Roman population, who demanded an end indefinitely to wars of conquest. Their convictions were well fuelled by shell shocked veterans of the Legions and Praetorius Politicus; news reporters who wrote articles in the field; and a few artists who really captured what war was really like. Some in the Senate did not like the idea as there were still parts of the world without Roman control but they would eventually learn to use diplomacy for that-but it was the technical end of Roman expansion(except for Babarorum (Somalia) in '35). Every defeated/surrendered nation, as well as the new ones set up and Rome and Sinica’s allies were obligated to be members in order for the Concilium Mundi to be effective. Its headquarters would eventually be built in Xu Chang, to where the Nanchao recently moved their capital. The CM had 22 members and any nation willing to join and stable enough may do so. The Cuashium Confederation, Mali Empire, a few South Terranovan kingdoms, and the Slavic states (except Poland) decline to join. The rebellious African provinces are in no position to join and Rome has no intention of trying to conquer them, some land lost in Nigeria is recovered but most was still out of control. Some loophole in the initial signing of the CM constitution gave Rome some extended territory in the Sahara and islands on Africa’s western coast.

Actually, a final result of the war was also a horrendous spike in childbirths and marriages the world over. Go figure.

Also, in Northern Europe the weather for the next two years was extremely wet, so wet that for the two years harvests were almost non-existent as floods ruined fields and snowstorms killed those wandering outside. Emergency food stores were used and imports from the rest of the empire were increased. It was quite a predicament but it appeared that modern government practices efficiently avoided a famine. It was a great relief that this event hadn’t occurred during the Amplus Arma.

Asia 2067 1314

2069(1316) fireproof mining lamps are invented by Datus Fadius Titillus in a Britannia Sup. ADA. They are fireproof because metal gauze is used to disperse the heat of the lamp enough without putting out the flame.

Also this year, the external combustion engine is developed. They are heavier and larger, but are more efficient, make less poisonous gases, and can use less refined petra oleum.

Again also, the Cognosco is invented by Manius Hyacinthe Eutherius in a Gallia Lugdunensis ADA. They greatly help doctors in examining a patient’s breathing, heart, and stomach without operations.

Again again also in Italia ADAs, Comæ Ignobilia are found to be capable of penetrating the skin ‘harmlessly’ and making a ghost image of bone structures and other dense materials onto a receiving sheet of paper. The medical applications of CI are forthcoming, however some became so enthralled with CIs that dangerous experiments and amounts of exposure were common for several years before reasonable regulation and licensing were enforced.

ADA designers come up with the brilliant idea to build flat-topped Vaporemes that could launch and receive aircraft. Had such an advancement been thought up during the war who knows how much easier it could have been for Rome. The advantages of such a fleet of ships is enthusiastically embraced by the Senate and several vectoris alesaliti are in service by 2072 (1319).

2070(1317) While experimenting with light polarization, Titus Volcatid Brustus of Britannia Inf. independently invents the kaleidoscopus. It is a very popular toy.

After the Amplus Arma, Rome was very short handed on experienced officers and regular personnel, though the air force had the greatest lack. To shorten the time it would take to refill the available air force positions, the Senate formed the Æthra Condomilitii. It was a para-military programme for adolescent citizens 11-19 years of age designed to train and teach the children about becoming a pilot or other air force officer as a future occupation. This programme was an eventual success and soon the navy (Classis Condomilitii) and army (Legionis Condomilitii ) formed similar programmes. Along with teaching leadership and discipline, the Condomilitii taught wildlife survival/field camp skills. The wildlife survival training would cause the civilian recreational equivalent, known as Castellanus, to start becoming popular in the early 22nd century.

Also, dunamikometrae (dynamometers) came into general use for measuring extrudotrusi horse power. Just what is a dynamometer? [1]

Motivated by the advantages found in having a vaporeme based air fleet, ADAs in Lusitania began designing Navifluitare based aircraft carriers as well. By 2074 (1321) construction of a fleet of 18 is underway. The vectoris alesaliti fleet is expected to number around 26 when completed.

Also this year, with the help of Comæ Ignobilia, ADAs in India developed the profession of the study of crystals (later the study of atoms in solids) crystallogos.

2073(1320) ADAs in Ægyptus proved the existence of the double helix Parpyroxcincia Genacida for genetic inheritance and traits.

2074(1321) Drusus Sepurnicus Teslus invents a motor running only on sarcinae (batteries, remember?)

Also this year the first pellopedias is invented by Karcius Caristanius Drius of a Germania Sup. ADA. These two-wheeled, metal framed, Human-powered devices make civilian travel immensely easier and more frequent once they become cheap enough for the general public.

Also this year, five friends in Germania were the first to use Murtus Rangalepa’s MR XI cattle paint marker as a weapon in a hunting game. The game had been devised by three of the friends as a way of re-enacting the fun of their hunting trip in Zimbabwe months previous. The point of the game was to just stalk each other throughout a nearby woodland for several hours and, well, just shoot each other until they ran out of paint balls. They were said to have enjoyed the game ‘more than a pitched gladiatorial at the Capitoline Games’ (Gladiator sports had been dwindling in attendance continuously for the last 40 years as audiences seemed to dislike having to find new favourites after their current favourite had been killed). The three middle class friends made the game, both because it would be years before they could go back to Africa, and because their other two friends would probably never have enough money to visit Africa themselves. The friends would enjoy being the only ones playing the game for a few years more.

2075(1322) An assumed jaw bone of an extinct lizard is discovered by geologist Gitus Mantonius Indus in Britannia Sup. He calls the species of the lizard Iquanodonti its similarity to the Iquano lizards’ teeth (a reptile found in tropical Terranova).

Also this year, Xaputania (New Caledonia) became a semi-autonomous territory, the major naval bases on the island (built during the Amplus Arma) remain under Roman control.

2076(1323) Drusus Sepurnicus Teslus invents the Electricus Magnes. They have uses in physics labs, vaposcurr and dumps.

Also this year, Auly Danilvich and his Novgorod allies finally conquer the Medius Ordeum. They now make plans for extensive eastern expansion, starting with the Velka (Volga) Vepsians (invading the Djagatai is not high on their list). They were not impressed with Rome's land grab in Bosporus and Caucus (reclaiming territory lost 60 years earlier) especially as Rome's diplomats were so able to convince Muskovy to find the border agreement agreeable. The Muscovite principalities also began subjugating Novgorod very subtly.

The current Caesar is Andronicus Palaeiligus at 41 from Byzantium. There is also some violent unrest in Maialand.

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