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Welcome to Origo Mundi, a game about creating your own alternate nation in an unknown world.

In this game you will create your own alternate nation, starting from the dawn of its creation. Players will be able to explore to find new players and uncover the rest of the map, spread their culture and practices, and create the foundations of new empires.

The main features of the game are as follows:

  • Completely alternate nations, cultures, religions, etc., that are all player created and developed.
  • Fictional world map that is unknown to each player at the start. Each player will receive a map of only what their nation has discovered so far, and must explore the world to piece together the bigger picture.
  • Computer programs for easy war algorithms and realistic statistics tracking, which will be run by the moderators.

Moderators

Full Moderators:

Plausibility Moderators:

Rules

Currently being expanded.

Maps

Example Map

An example map demonstrating the different climates and landmarks represented on the maps.

  • At the start of the game each player will receive their own personal map (PMed from the mods via Discord), which will show you where your starting location is situated. You will not be able to view the entire world map, only what you have discovered so far.
  • Each turn players may choose to explore the area around them. The mods will then send you a new map, expanding upon what you have knowledge of. Remember to be specific about where you send explorers.
  • No sharing your map with other players that you are not in contact with. If you have discovered another player you may arrange to trade maps in-game, at which point the mods will update each of your maps with details from the other person’s.

Population

  • The population of each nation will be tracked by the moderators, by tracking each individual city, rural area, and their individual classes. The exact population of your nation will be unknown to you.
  • To find out the approximate population of your nation you can conduct a census, but keep in mind that this will require an investment of time and money for your nation. Additionally, how accurate the census information is will be based on a number of factors, including the amount of money spent, technology level, your nation’s infrastructure, and overall area.
  • When you select the population of your city/nation in the nation creation section, keep in mind that you are only selecting the male population (or female if a matriarchy), so your total population will be approximately double what you select.
  • Cities and nations should have a plausible amount for each class. Noblemen represent the ruling elite and wealthiest inhabitants, citizens typically represent your middle-class or lesser property owners, and the third tier represents the majority of your inhabitants. Noblemen should be the smallest fraction of the population, with most of your nation’s inhabitants being landless poor or serfs. (A generic city might have 1,000 nobles, 2,500 citizens, 6,000 landless poor, for example.)
  • Recruiting armies will be based on the manpower you select. For example, infantry will be drawn from your landless inhabitants typically, elite cavalry will be drawn from your noblemen, and any foreign auxiliaries will be drawn from your foreigner section. Keep in mind that this limits how many of each type of unit you can recruit into your army.
  • Your population will grow as turns pass, based on a growth rate determined by the moderators. This growth rate will be set based on the actions you take in your turns to either positively or negatively affect your population, as well as your climate/biome, random chance, and other factors. Additionally each class of your society may have different growth rates depending on your actions.

Money

  • At the start of the game no currency exists, however, each player may invent their own forms of currency as the game progresses.
  • The starting wealth section of the nation creation represents how much money your nation has saved in its treasury, in either gold or whatever valuable you choose to use.
  • Your income in the form of taxes will be based on your government type, level of administration, infrastructure, classes, legislative policies, and other factors, and will be tracked by the moderators.
  • Anything undertaken ordered by the government, buildings, ships, armies, or other projects will require money to be spent, and if too many things are built at once expect it is possible to exceed your income.

Nation Creation

Player nations must be added to the nations page before players can enter the game.

  • Players can create their own nation by following the below rules, or signup as a nation already established in the game if it does not have a player. If you wish to do the latter, contact a moderator for more information.
  • Nations and cultures should be fictional. Although it is okay to base your nations on real life counterparts, make sure they are still alternate. No real life nation or place names should be used for nations. Real life names for people can be mixed in ("Game of Thrones style"), but it is encouraged that all people have fictional names as well.
  • Nations will be created with a point system, with points being spent on your nation’s starting attributes. Each new nation is limited to 175 points, which can be spent as follows:
    • City’s Start Location (guarantee that you will start in a certain biome):
      • Subarctic climate/tundra: 5 points
      • Desert: 5 points
      • Rain forests, Monsoons, tropical: 10 points
      • Savannas, Grasslands, Steppes: 10 points
      • Continental, Oceanic: 15 points
      • Mediterranean: 15 points
    • Location bonuses:
      • On Body of Water: 10 points
      • On Coast/Ocean: 20 points
      • On River Delta: 10 points
      • On Navigable River Delta: 15 points
      • On River: 10 points
      • On Navigable River: 15 points
      • Near mountains: 10 points
      • Major Island (e.g., Britain): 20
      • Small Island: 15
    • Starting resources (guarantee that you start with an abundance of something):
      • Rare Commodities: 30 points
      • Precious Metals: 20 points
      • Precious Gems: 15 points
      • Tin: 10 points
      • Iron: 10 points
      • Copper: 5 points
    • Religion Organization (if any):
      • Animism: 0
      • Disorganized polytheism (Germanic Paganism): 5
      • Formalized traditional (Hinduism): 10
      • Semi-monotheistic/henotheism (Atenism): 15
      • Full monotheistic (Judaism): 20
    • Starting Buildings
      • Granary: 2
      • Town Center/Forum: 5
      • Temple: 3
      • Government Center: 5
      • Harbor (requires Sailing; Coastal or on a Navigable River/Lake): 10
      • Library (requires Writing): 10
      • Walls: 5
      • Barracks: 5
    • Technology:
      • Sailing: 5
      • Ships (requires Sailing): 10
      • Calendar: 5
      • Bronze Working: 5
      • Iron Working (requires Bronze Working): 10
      • Horseback Riding: 10
      • Writing: 10
      • Basic Mathematics: 5
      • Advanced Mathematics (requires Writing and Basic Mathematics): 5
      • Advanced Astronomy (requires Writing and Calendar): 5
    • Negatives:
      • Hostile native population (e.g., Sparta): -15
      • Hostile neighboring natives: -10
      • Disease rife area: -10
      • Unpredictable flooding: -10
      • Drought prone: -10
      • Vulcanism/Seismic Instability: -5
    • Federal government:
      • Theocracy: 15
      • Empire: 15
      • Monarchy: 10
      • Feudal: 5
      • Republic: 20
      • Tribal: 5
    • Administration:
      • Unitary: 15
      • Feudal: 10
      • Republic: 20
      • Oligarchy: 10
      • City-state: 5
      • Nomadic: 0
    • Urban population:
      • Noblemen: 10 points per 1,000
      • Citizens: 5 points per 1,000
      • Landless poor: 1 point per 1,000
      • Foreigners: 0.5 points per 1,000
      • Slaves: 0.5 per 1,000
    • Rural population:
      • Citizens: 4 points per 1,000
      • Poor/serfs: 1 point per 1,000
      • Foreigners: 0.5 point per 1,000
    • Size of Empire (everyone starts with one urban and four rural, measured per px):
      • Urbanized Area: 20 points
      • Rural area: 1 point
      • Loosely-claimed: 0.5 point
    • Starting gold/currency supply: 1 point per 1,000 kg/gold, or an equivalent value

Government Examples

This chart is to give you an idea of what each government system and administration level might entail:

Theocracy Empire Monarchy Feudal Republic Tribal
Unitary Persia Egypt (New Kingdom) Modern French Republic
Feudal Caliphate Holy Roman Empire Egypt (Old Kingdom) State of Lu Ancient Ireland
Republic Roman Republic Great Britain Novgorod America
Oligarchy Roman Empire Triumvirate France (?) Venice Xiongnu
City-State Vatican Aztecs Sparta Athens Cahokia
Nomadic Israelites Mongols The Huns (?)

Nations

Archives

Archives List
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The Game

601-610

The Eborites capture the Vytian colonies near them, but leave them autonomous so long as they send tribute consistently. They agree to the peace offered by the Hythians, and then begin an invasion of Benysira and Draka, quickly capturing the former. The invasion of Niani by the Yannis Empire is successful, with Yannis suffering 14,500 casualties, the Niani suffering 21,500 casualties, and the Azozians suffering 10,000 casualties, along with numerous Niani civilian deaths.

The invasion of Adjiba by Qera becomes a stalemate, as the mountain range blocking Qeran entrance into the state proves a difficult barrier to cross. Qera suffers 3,560 casualties during this time.

The Valun suffer numerous defeats, leading to most of their territory being overrun by the Khin Federation. Settlements in the southwest remain independent, but most of the Valun territory submits to the Khin.

A nobleman named Xeragarus, claiming to be distantly related to the Xeran emperor, launches a rebellion against the emperor. He successfully captures the westernmost provinces up to the Fasnoq region.

Benekundon makes peace with the Xerans and distances itself from the Yannis Empire, instead supporting the remnants of the rebellion in western Xanulem.

  • Zelonuma Emiresq: By this time the regent Betha became the sole ruler of the kingdom, and a system developed where the head administrator, or “Sanon”, is the de facto ruler of the nation, despite the king being the de jure ruler (such as OTL Japan). A great war prize is given to the king; the young captured son of the Thotite emperor. The young boy is shaved completely hairless by the king’s trusty razor. Then the king weds the boy as his new royal consort. He orders a dog to be sent down the tunnel, and marries himself to his dog as well. Then he has the dog have his way with the Thotite queen. The king then writes extensively for his vision of three-people marriages, with an open attitude toward attraction to all beings. It is decided that the king will live the rest of his life in his self-imposed solitary confinement, raising generation after generation of people in his small world. Because he is barricaded within his small room, the king orders his children to begin digging below through the floorboards, and over the course of generations would create a vast hole of many stories through old floors of the palace and the ground below. The many stories of the king’s domain would remain staffed by his children and slaves, each getting a turn at the top floor with the king and his consorts. (More to come).
  • Xeran Empire: Thalut IV was told of Yannis' final defeat and expulsion from the west, and so finally gave is final breath and died. With his death brought the end to the Xeran-Yannis war, at least for the time being. The immediate result of his death was a dispute of succession, as both his son Vanden and cousin Xeragarus had a claim to the throne. Xeragarus' "Western Xeran Empire" lasted for only two years, during which time he mustered a force of roughly 60,000 troops, most of which came as mercenaries loaned from Eskaladun and other regions. Vanden quickly traveled to Azoz and was recognized by the Senate as rightful Emperor. Xeragarus attempted to seized control first of Frasnoq, seeing it as a viable source of manpower in his approach to the capital. At the Battle of Skulls he was driven back however, decimating much of his army. Vanden then sent his own offensive into the west, decisively defeating Xeragarus at the Battle of Ishbak, and finally capturing him at the Seige of Fotashe. Xeragarus had managed to take control of two ships in the western navy, which led to a minor sea battle at Ioximander-Farthest. Once that civil war was finished with, Emperor Vanden worked to complete the goals of his father, primarily in the full centralization of the imperial government. The "Crown of Xera" was functionally dissolved, so that the Emperor in Azoz no longer held the titles simultaneously as king of Tuartha, king of Usilinago, etc. Instead, the empire would function as a single state unit, with all authority directly being delegated and commanded from Azoz itself. Instead of viceroys, the de facto ruler of every kingdom was now an appointed Governor, as the next highest office above the satraps. Although these offices were appointed autocratically, in effect they would always end up being given to their heretical successor anyway, out of tradition. In the Near West, the military of Azoz moves in quickly to pass over the Castelian wall, and annex all the remaining territory of Valun not conquered by the Khin. The high lord of Khin is personally invited to come visit the city of Azoz, and enjoy a celebration of their victory to a number of distractions. Emperor Vanden proposed the creation of an imperial tributary system, and offered their ally of Khin to be the first such nation to become a tributary. After settling the first Azoz migrants to the colony of Faut-Xera, the Garan navy pushes farther north yet again, seeking to identify the location of Darna along the coast. The request from Darna about the emperor's son is never taken seriously by anyone at court, but instead a copy of the Ulmian scriptures are sent in his place. Vanden is also known for experimenting with the creation of a public school system, although it was entirely organized and paid for by local members of the ecclesiastical organization. This school system was meant originally as a form of charity, giving basic education for children whose families were too poor or impious to teach on their own. All materials and system of learning for this school system was modeled directly from the Library of Iskandaria. The oriental Fleet is sent in further exploration of the coast south of Exhula, and seeks to open trade relations with the kingdom of Qera. We offer to sell large amounts of gold, alumite, and corn.  After establishing the tributary system with Khin, the same offer is given to the nations of [purple] and Susalyon. We ask the nations of Khin, Erasidon, Syres, and Susaylon if they would like to partake in our school system in their own nations. Finally, in the most audacious move of all, Vanden wished to seek closer relations with the Yannis Empire. All the members of the senate begged the emperor to reconsider, but he was insistent on giving Yannis of the benefit of the doubt. It is commonly known that Yannis and Xera holds contradictory opinions of each other, and this lack of communication causes false reports on both sides. Therefore, the historian and philosopher Praxion of Neum is sent with a peaceful envoy to the Yannis empire, offering to interview the Anointed One and listen to their side of the story, and at the same time present to the Yannis the truth about the people of Azoz.
  • Tsimdomdu Confederation: The Era of Development, going from 61 MU - 121 MU, as King Jowdah gives rise to further centralization, the movement toward governmental reform, and the decline of tribal society within the region. In this decade, much of the Jilbonger Household is seen making numerous political marriages and dynastic intertwining, so as to gain further political and tribal power in the region. Urbanization begins once more as the Council falls into disrepair primarily from its leniency during the last Council selection process and after its lack of care after King Jowdah chooses his successor to be his son Jeuji. The Zaippuvell Cult return after a decade in the mountains for spiritual enlightenment, and begin recording their discoveries, lessons, and code of ethics into what would be the precursor to the Erapishi religion, and as such, the Book of Yzione is produced during this period.
  • Qera: The newly arrived traders from the north are welcomed with open arms. The large quantities in gold and corn, a plant unknown to Qera, are taken with excitement. The name for these strangers by the Qerans is Qseren. The sailors come home with fine spices, jewelery and minerals like turquoise and jade. The war to the south sees a stalemate, thus the Dholbalan are called immediately to help their ally, granting them to take land if the war is successful (MOD RESPONSE, PLEASE). A closer study of the maps makes clear where the next attack will be launched. An army of some 10,000 men from the vassal states to the south is raised, most of them professional Ualjak soldiers. 1,000 are stationed to the front in the mountains to hinder the Adjiban troops to break through, the others are sent south in order to meet with the troop at the border north of the Tallafoq River and invade there immediately, catching the troops there off guard. The goal is it to secure the territory bordering the mountains to the north and the Tallafoq and then seek a way to cross the river safely. Archery is now widely used in the mountain front, used to harass small bands of fighters in the mountains. Large battles are mostly avoided. One large battle occurs in a small town in a valley called Jahhatr, where the Qeran forces manage to win, but undergo heavy losses. The former oases to the west are full-fledged cities now. The largest is situated at the northern oasis, called Crehjma, where the majority of the population is made up by Tlevehoâtl tribes not Qerans. The armed cavalry, equipped with short bows and long daggers sees its first time in combat in 606. Though strong, the generals have to figure out yet how to use the new force effectively against the enemy. SECRET A new form of the ancient Jaw-tactics is revived. The tactic is made useful in forests, where the enemy is trapped in the forest and archery permanently harasses them first from all sides, so the enemy can't get into formation. Shortly after the infantry will launch an attack on the barely-prepared enemy with the heavy infantry on the right flank and the center and lighter troops on the left. The light infantry then stops the advance of the enemy, while the center keeps them on fighting and the right flank slowly squeezes them into small bits, that can be fought off easily in short time SECRET END Trade with Exhula, Makuku, Ypelomnes and Xera flourishes, with spices being the main export, followed by minerals and timber being sold to the tribes in the west.

Tsardom of Algeorgia: In the coastal town of Algeorgiaville a structure known as a lighthouse is constructed to help guide the ships at night in the right direction. We begin researching more advanced military tech like something called catapults. We create our first military research school. The school is headed by famous military leader Rasputin Vladimirovich. We begin studying the idea of having something like a rock thrown through the air with the help of a wooden plank.

  • Thïgæ: The war industry becomes larger in Thïgæ, due to the war in the west. Equipment, such as ballistas, chariots, and catapults, are sold to Vytï merchants for wootz steel, glass, and gold. The steel soon gets repurposed into chariots, making better goods to trade for more. The government soon gets in on the industry, trading chariots, useless in the forests, for gold, catapults and ballistas are integrated into the army. The first currency is made with gold being melted into small pellets using the lost-wax method. Due to gold's relative uselessness in building, it made it the perfect candidate for currency, as it did not expend any precious metals (iron) which could have been used to make other goods. Also, its rarity in Thïgæ makes inflation easy to control by the government. This currency spreads to Vyt, Daukani, Sonaredar, Dvama, and to some extent, Johdnapanan and Xinaben. The currency is named the Thï Upan. Knowledge in math (statistics, algebra, calculus, etc.), science (astrology, physics, chemistry, etc.), and literature (books documenting the reign of certain emperors, scribes, etc.) advances greatly. Expansion continues north into the Aforazi valley and east. The Jugr Kalapha continues being built. Around one-half of the grand temple is completed by this point. A city is built on the southernmost point of the Thïgæ, and another one is built at the base of the northeastern river. Exploration continues north past Xinaben, east along the coast, and northwest from the unclaimed area between Daukani and Vyt. (More to come).
    • Foreign Relations:
      • Sonaredar is requested to honor the proposed borderline and withdraw their claims south of the borderline, of which they are in violation of currently for crossing over the northern river delta. (Mod Response)
      • Vyt is requested to guarantee that they will not expand onto the mainland east of Daukani. In exchange, Thïgæ will not settle on the mainland west of Daukani, and a non-aggression pact will be signed. (Vytï Response)
        • Vhaynosi Diplomacy: The demands of the Tah stir up confusion within the Capital. Many debate whether their ruler has lost his mind, along with his sanity. To demand such a thing, when we possess little control over where our people settle is ridiculous, not only that but to accept a demand from a nation inferior to our own would be the height of embarrassment. Let it be known that the our Glorious Timoi does not answer to inferior children such as Tahīserai.
  • Mesallian Culture: During this time the region of southern Mesallas and beyond experienced the growth of the Ulm religion, due in part to the Xeran Empire’s enforcement of the religion across its realm. Despite the restructuring of the Umhlaba Confederacy under Xeran rule, the confederacy managed to return to its original purpose after the Umhlaba War and the Water Merchant-Lementarian War, with Ulmist copying stations and places of worship growing heavily during this time. In Edom and Emalia the Shanzian sect of the Ulm religion was particularly popular initially, but as these regions underwent a complete cultural shift, from their matriarchal, traditional background, to their Mesallian and Xeran influenced later periods, traditional Ulm doctrine, which was patriarchal, began to take shape. In Emalia the shift from traditional Emalian culture to that of Mesallian culture was a centuries long process. From the nation’s founding, Emalia’s sphere of influence clashed with the societies of the Mesallian world, with the Ema Delta being a meeting place of culture and conflict. With Mesallians eventually making up a large portion of the northern population, and with a Mesallian government taking over for extended periods of time, the nation shifted toward a patriarchal society based on the traditional ideals of Mesallas. The civil war against the ruler Haliecles would confirm this shift, with his make descendants ruling over Emalia solely as king for the first time. After the death of Agetos, the Kingdom of Gabatria became a constituent kingdom of the Kingdom of Emalia, incorporating a large portion of Mesallas into Emalia. This proved untenable for the Kingdom of Erasidon, as the territory had previously been de jure a part of its alliance, and so the kingdom launched a war to preserve the independence of Gabatria in the year of the 100th Jafiad (Year 600). The war effort was led by Ioxemander II, who by this time was a veteran battle commander of several other conflicts. It is recorded that there was great fear in the kingdom that any difficulty in the war could trigger the secession of other Mesallian states from the Erasidonian-led alliance, and to mitigate this risk, the king had the two major naval powers interested in the war, Agira and Meshwati, motivated to support him by promising each differing parts of the Gabatrian Sea. Meshwati, however, became increasingly against the Erasidonian hegemony, and declared itself owner over Milenis and Taorina despite Erasidonian objections. A year into the war, the Kingdom of Emalia began to support the secession of the states of the Melopenes, if it could diminish the chances of the Gabatrian kingdom being released. Around the same time Ioxemander II died of natural causes, further limiting the Erasidonian cause. His son would succeed him as Democrates III, leading the war effort by launching an invasion of the Melopenes. He discovered that several states had decided to rebel, including Agira, which blocked his path up the peninsula. In Sephimora the king Ichabon III died as well, leaving a vacant throne that both sides of the war sought to influence. As King of Emalia, Haliecles II desired to annex the kingdom to Emalia from the Xeran Empire, with his first step being the appointment of a puppet to its government. Both sides of the Mesallian conflict also sought to influence the kingdom, as the cities of the coast would make important allies in the war at sea in the Gabatria region, with the governor also likely wielding the power of the Xeran fleet stationed there. The kingdom’s election became divided between the Enulmian south and the Mesallian north, with less local support for an Emalian. In Dascelos there was Adranates, who was a descendant of King Adranates IV, and he aligned with the independence faction on account of his city’s strong trade ties to the cities of the Melopenes. In the west a candidate named Erisander was appointed, who was a nobleman of one of the Erasidonian colonies on the coast. The Enulmians elected Vedun, a missionary and mercenary of the Enulmian exploits in Alsoba. The Emalians selected Leto Agenandes, an Enulmian convert and Mesallian nobleman as their king of choice. The war began with a scramble to take the capital at Nerimos, with Vedun the first to succeed in doing so. Although symbolically important, this also left “Vedun VI” surrounded on two sides by Adranates and Erisander. He sent envoys to the Xeran Empire informing him that he had been rightfully elected as governor so that they were aware, before dispatching the imperial garrison in the city, which had been placed as part of the war against Yannis, to now act against the rival claimants. This proved unpopular by segments of the military, as some aligned with other candidates, but over all the largely foreign army from the west did as the governor ordered. First an army marched on Democratos, where Erisander was garrisoned, while the imperial fleet was sent north to cut the cities in the north off from reinforcements. The navy was also to alert the other imperial garrison in Ghanis, which was overseeing the rebuilding of the city after the sacking by the Yannis Empire, and order them to seize Dascelos by land. Before this fleet could arrive, an Emalian army under the command of Tiramus, Lord of Ephenus, who was a relative of the king, marched into the city and managed to seize it with trickery. Not expecting an attack the garrison allowed him entry, believing the Emalians to be reinforcements against Yannis. Once inside he used the combined Xeran and Emalian fleet to turn back the Nerimosian Fleet, after a brief engagement. At the same time Mesallian reinforcements arrived in Democratos, allowing the city to hold on against the Nerimosian siege. Unknowingly, Democrates III had dispatched another nobleman secretly scheming to create his own kingdom; Sarnon of Lysandria. Later evidence would suggest that Sarnon was also a Lementarian, who with the backing of the cult desired to conquer the region for himself. Whether or not this was true, he arrived in Democratos and took over the defense of the city. After defeating the besiegers, Erisander launched an attack on Nerimos, leaving Sarnon behind in command of Democratos. Tiramus decided to make a secret alliance with Adranates, promising that he would support him as King of Sephimora once the other claimants were dealt with. To show his commitment to this scheme, Tiramus marched south from Ghanis and arrived in the region north of Nelgistis, and managed to capture the region most loyal to Vedun VI, rather than simply attacking Dascelos. Vedun VI would flee from the city of Nerimos as it fell to the forces of Erisander, fleeing to the stronghold of Leviea. Convinced that no one would challenge the legendary stronghold, he continued to style himself king in Leviea, even as the rest of the kingdom around him fell from his grasp. Erisander was named Erisander II, and marched on Dascelos to oust Adranates. Instead Tiramus honored his alliance and intercepted Erisander, defeating him in a decisive battle. Erisander would be killed soon after, leaving Leto Agenandes crowned king in Nelgistis under Emalian occupation, Adranates being crowned as king in the north with Tiramus’ aid, and Sarnon declaring himself ruler over Democratos. The Emalian government became dissatisfied with Tiramus strategy, and ordered him to relieve his command. He refused and decided to instead declare himself independent, ambushing a royal army sent from Emalia. The Kingdom of Ephenus stretched from the edge of Emalia to Ephenus and Ghanis, then south in the interior toward Nelgistis. Leto Agenandes acted as Tiramus’ puppet, surprising the forces of Emalia at a battle west of the capital. Having suffered an embarrassing defeat against the Kingdom of Gabatria as well, Emalia abandoned Gabatria and focused its attention elsewhere. In the fourth year of the 101st Jafiad (Year 607), a renewed campaign broke out between Adranates V and Sarnon, with the latter attracting heavy support from the Kingdom of Edom. The following year Adranates V became increasingly involved in supporting the Kingdom of Ephenus, which managed to narrowly defeat a royal army on two occasions near Ephenus itself. The Kingdom of Erasidon had accepted defeat against Meshwati and others, but this alliance against Erasidon soon broke down into war against each other, as cities such as Meshwati and Agira disagreed on who should fill the void left in the Gabatrian Sea by the Erasidonian withdraw. After Dascelos supported the Meshwati at a crucial battle in the north, Agira dispatched a force to sack the city and depose Adranates, successfully doing so later that year. After a large bribe of both money and territorial concessions, the Kingdom of Ephenus accepted a Meshwati alliance and assumed control over the remnants of Adranates’ army, annexing Dascelos for itself. Sarnon would seize Nerimos for himself, but would be despised by the population for his religious practices. This allowed Vedun VI to return from Leviea and rally the people of the city to revolt against Sarnon, who fled in the second year of the 102nd Jafiad (Year 609) back to Democratos. A stalemate began as neither side gained the upper hand. In the meantime, Sarnon focused on improving the city, with Lysandrian monuments and temples being constructed in the city. The city became a haven for Lementarians in particular, but also Edomites, Zamists, and other oppressed groups from the city of Edom, fleeing from the Xeran religious crackdown. Later that year the governor of Alanaza would die, and sensing an opportunity, the Lysandrian empire grew into northwest Edom. But this was finally the straw that bribes, corruption, and assassinations could not cover up, and the Edomite government dispatched an army to oust the Lysandrians completely from the coast. The war escalated to a naval confrontation in the Bay of Edom, as well as conflict across the Edomite Delta, but ultimately the city of Democratos could not sustain itself in a long term war against Edom. Sarnon would flee the city back to Lysandria, where he would lead a successful war at sea and through covert action, before his assassination the following year. His successor would largely act as an Edomite puppet, leading to a brief period of Edomite control that was highly unpopular. On the mainland the various claimants to the throne of Sephimora also denounced Edom after it began to surpass its original borders, as that constituted a land grab and a war between two provinces. Hoping to gain favor among the people of the kingdom, several claimants would contribute to the Battle of Shara, which changed Edom’s mind in favor of status quo in the northeast. By the end of the decade the situation left Vedun VI as king in Nerimos, Leviea, and Democratos, Leto Agenandes as king in Nelgistis and the south, and Tiramus as King of Ephenus, which included northeast Sephimora. Expecting retaliation from the imperial government once the civil war in the far west ended, Tiramus began planning ways to preemptively avoid Xeran backlash, promising to accept Xeran overlordship if the empire recognized the kingdom’s territorial claims, essentially as a new province, and also Tiramus asked for a royal marriage with someone of the imperial family. Despite his best efforts, Tiramus’ kingdom would prove to be short-lived, but an important kingdom in the developing culture of the northeast coast.
  • Khin Federation: With the conquest of the Valun, the riders are slowly sent back to their tribes. Several larger cities in north Valun are annexed, while other major cities are razed, their inhabitants enslaved and sent back to the Khin. Weaponry and armor of the Khin Army improve further. The number of freemen and slaves in the federation continues to grow, resulting in expansion into the northern lakes. Thanist theology continues development. We enter the tributary system with Xera, although the Chanri Jangah treats it more as a platform of gift exchange and trade.
  • Glorious Empire of Vhaynos: With more time Vhaynos only grows more prosperous. The insulting preposition from Tahīserai only serves to cause more distrust from these beligerent children, we increase our naval presence in the areas in order to better protect our colonies. With the fall of Benyisra to the Eborites, the city of exiles becomes more and more worried that they are next. In order to prepare for this, they create an effective system of communication and information utilizing horses to always know where the eborites are in their territory, this will allow them to attack them from tactically advantage point using their archers, which they combine with horses to some extent though it remains minor. They also would harass them in a war of attrition to wear down their numbers and strength. Meanwhile, trade brings prosperity to Vhaynos with the population increasing and our wealth increasing. We continue to expand our colonies in case the Tah attempt to attack us. Wootz steel having becoming more and more refined begins to become commonplace within the army, however, the secrets to making it become a jealously guarded secret with the punishment for sharing it being death. A new city is founded to our northeast of our empire. We continue to expand our farmland by about 50 px, along with farmland on the island of Dakal being expanded by about 30 px. However, settlers begin to spread from the eastern city to the lands east of Daukani establishing settlements there. We begin explore the lands east of Thïgæ again, and the southeastern seas. We also ask the state of Sonraedar if they would establish an alliance between our two great nations. Mod Response. In the lands of Jadalan, more and more people become vytized with it approaching about 25% of the population, also more schools are built designed to indoctrinate children into loyalty to Vhaynos, and offerring greater opportunities to these children.
  • Telachitul Republic: Mostly focused on expansion, Unafir seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to 7,400 kg). The set of symbols now being called Eltaphu continues its development under the priests of Icrodel. Slow progress continues being made, with a basic alphabet starting to take shape, but outside of the temples, standards remain wildly inconsistent, with average traders using a haphazard mix of proper Eltaphu, foreign characters, and even drawings. However, the system is advanced enough for a priest named Mexotautl compiling the first book of Icrodel myths and prayers, called Eveiel. Seeing the value in this development, Unafir continues Armeera's policy of funding both the scholars who hope to advance Eltaphu, as well as the Icrodel religion itself, working to maintain temples. The Republic's exploration also continues. In the south, much of the planned expansion is completely, though colonization continues with the goal of fully encompassing Elcerak, the lake to the south. In the north, the Republic hopes for a more peaceful mode of colonization. Trade continues to bring the region deeper in the Republic's sphere of influence. The ultimate goal is to expand northward and incorporate the less organized communities peacefully into the Republic. Without the south taking as much effort, the republic is able to expand north more rapidly. In addition, the reign of Unafir sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements begin to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake see moderate growth. With operations on the coast going smoothly, Unafir seeks to make farther progress inland. Obviously, this leads to more resistance as the republic's trade and naval advantages are largely moot, but the vast superiority of Telchitul weaponry means moderate expansion is possible, and any foreigners likely can't pose a credible threat to the republic. In addition, the expansion inland gives the republic a convenient source of slaves, particularly from a resistant group the republic calls the Telabarbur. As a result, slavery begins to proliferate, mostly across the rural regions of the republic, serving as a moderate boon to the agrarian sectors of the economy. However, the constant threat of attack leads Unafir to start investing in a more organized militia system, which he hopes to formalize over the next decade. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitate relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading. With the rapid expansion of the republic continuing, and the population increasing through both high birth rates and foreigners joining,
  • Irian Culture: Cetan sailors establish a trading post on Leusos as a stopover point on their journey to Iureda and the Cape of Gahren.
  • Yannis Empire: There is great celebration across the Yannis Empire, as the great crusade was an amazing success. The forces of the Thotite realm were destroyed in a spectacular act of justice and holiness, with the monster that is King Thot being completely humiliated. Great strides have been made to liberate the lands that have become decrepit by the Thotite wilderness entering. Soon the forces of Edom will rise up and destroy the beasts that lurk their streets, and there will be divine retribution for the unholy acts the Thotites have perpetrated. It has become clear that the Thotite wilderness cannot sustain itself for a proper war. Their cities have become sucked dry of talent of ability, and their farms have become barren. Thus it is determined that the entirety of the Thotite regime will soon collapse, having been proven highly unsustainable. The festering mound that is the place Azoz will sink into the earth and be destroyed in the fiery tunnels they have carved underneath. The machines for producing sacreligious beings and monsters will be be destroyed. Their weak attempt at an army was completely crushed, with many more gladly accepting liberation through the Yannian faith. In the Holy City of Yagothna-vis there is a technological boom, as hundreds flee the oppressive regime of the Thotite realm. The wisest minds of that land, that have not been tained by the Azozian scourge, flee in great numbers, including the best of the Zamists, Edomites, and other groups that the Thotites have senselessly murdered just to feed their bloodlust. In the city the libraries grow greatly, and there are philosophical discussions, scientific experiments, and new inventions. Thousands of books are copied, many taken by those fleeing the “library of Iskandria”. As the Thotites have no ability to read, they likely viewed such books as simple kindling for the fire, on account of their “library” having been destroyed on many occasions. Instead the Yannians become the center of the arts, culture, and science. Determined to settle the wasteland and save those who seek enlightenment under the Yannian faith, many Holy Men decided to travel to the Thotite region and establish peaceful temples. They convert many to the righteous faith, while convincing people to be skeptical of the nonsensical and heathen Olermite faith. When Praxion of Neum arrives in the Yannis Empire he writes an enormous letter to the Thotite beast, detailing that he is finally free and able to conduct real science and art, now that he is liberated of the Thotite menace. He writes that the Yannis Empire is luxurious beyond compare, and dwarfs the Thotites in every way imaginable. He witnesses true civilization and power, and no longer fears the monsters of Ulm to hunt him down and harm him. And so he remains in the Forbidden City, while his works criticizing the Thotites are published around the world.
  • Drachenia: As the Prince of War becomes general of the Konigreich, his son, Hideggre is born. Roads of the nation have become a newly found complex network of roads known as the Sea Network. Merchants could now travel from the capital to the far distant lands of the Drachenian Frontier. As missionaries further their movements into the Sudland territories, Wasser seas the establishment of multiple temples. The Wasserian territory continues expansion while the provincial center seas further development. Expansion farther to the east is made. Clay enforced structures see a growth in popularity as the structure are seen as more appealing especially in densely populated settlements or the rich mountainside villages. Clay vases with artistic designs are made. Further documentation of these orbs in the skies are made. Wolfram nears the end of his life but before this, he orders the massive increase in land army numbers and ramming ships. Exploration of the Drachenian continent are expanded further while we search east for new nations to trade with.

611-620

The Xeran governor of Neum (controlling the eastern coast), Vemrenus, takes advantage of his position to grow rich off the Valun war, from supplying weapons, to looting Valun settlements, to seizing property across the province. One of his envoys to the Khin Federation, meant to oversee the paying of tribute, causes a scandal among the Khin, leading to many among the Khin nobility becoming outraged at the Xerans and their demands of payment.

The nation of Anakadeham falls under the leadership of a new dynasty, known as the Nexii. Under the leadership of Mtao Nexius the state conquers the kingdom to the east, and also expands to the border with the Xeran Empire.

A succession crisis occurs in the nation of Mithadia, leading to the Yazradid Empire launching an invasion of the nation. The Yazradids successfully capture much of the Mithadian coast by the year 610, with the Mithadians on the retreat.

A general known as Asamaratha succeeds to the throne of the Eborite nation, and oversees the settlement and consolidation of their empire. He launches an invasion due east, which sees the Eborites conquer the region north of Mang and beyond. Later in life Asamaratha begins to repent for the bloodthirsty conquests of the empire. He builds a new capital in the east known as Mhama and adopts a local religion based on peace and understanding. His empire would become known as the Paotualma Empire, after his dynasty of the same name.

During the expedition over the Castelian Wall the Valun manage to win a surprising victory against the Azozians in the mountains, using contracted Darnan or Khin mercenaries and volunteers to supplement their forces.

The Qeran invasion of Adjiba, with help from Dholbalan, is successful, with the Qerans successfully capturing the capital of the nation. Despite this, high resistance remains, with the Qerans finding it difficult to send reinforcements or supplies to such a distant place. Overall the Qerans suffer another 6,100 casualties during this phase of the war.

The nation of Sonaredar accepts the offer of an alliance with the Vytians. Sonaredar also rejects to cede any land to Thïgæ, stating that those areas became Sonaredarian by their own accord.

  • Malmaça: After many years of rule, The Prophet would pass away from blood cancer. The population would watch in sadness as his coffin would be escorted up the highest mountain in the Malmaçan Mountains, into a secluded temple for people to begin pilgrimage. His son would take the leader's position, but he would lead the country very poorly. He would begin a set of strict rules, similar to modern socialism. He would impose tax on all things that are being created by workers and begin rising tax on the Noblemen to reduce the amount of rising serf population, and to equalize the riches of the people. A small nobleman revolution would be met with a swift ending, as their private army of 500 would be quickly destroyed in the Battle of Çaflar Ridge, Where their army would be defeated by 50 cavalrymen, 250 soldiers and 100 archers. They would be forced into a hillside ridge, as ambush tactics by the combined forces of the cavalry and infantry would force them to retreat to the ridge, where the nobleman's captain, Afshar Canté would command his army for an anti-cavalry position. Archers by the lower ridge would begin firing unto the position, breaking cavalry positions in the noblemen's army. The Cavalry would then charge into the broken defenses, storming their support light infantry to make way for the nation's infantry. To break down what remained of the nobleman revolution. Canté would be captured and be executed the morning after victory had been announced, by way of guillotine-by-axe - AKA his head being chopped off. The first breakermen hussars, who would soon be the army's pride and glory would be established, with heavy armor to protect them from any archer's arrow, and a steed especially trained to wear lightweight armor and to hold crusader-like men in battle. They would be armed with swords with a carved tip for the purposes of giving the most pain to a soldier, or pikes with venom laced at its spear edge, to be striked at a horses' neck to render their cavalry horse useless. Some breakermen would be armed with tridagger knives to destroy light infantry. A new revolution would be planned by the Prophet's nephew, Carif the Bloodlusted. Who is currently setting up a massive force to prepare for an upcoming "civil war" to remove his cousin from power.
  • Ri'Kiva: Merchants from our nation begin to compete with merchants on the Jyzaradid coast, hoping to make a profit. Military expansion across the river continues.
  • Kjv'Arn: The ruler hires 500 Hythian mercenary lancers, and deploys them against the neighboring tribes hoping to gain more land, and makes alliances with other powerful tribes. He requests submission from the northern Riolkv peoples.
  • Sillan Republic: While the integration of the Makuku provinces continues, many prominent Makuko–Sillan noble families (often arising from already-established aristocratic families) dealing in the cultivation and export of tobacco, marijuana, and hemp, emerge – partially as a way to deal with heavy taxation and the difficulty of switching to Sillan staples. As a result, Cabeza Dōgana becomes increasingly preoccupied with regulating the trade of such commodities and decides to implement a ~5% tax on such goods to deter excess importation in Silla proper. Meanwhile, the Imperial Court begins to exert greater control over domestic affairs with the Six Ministries – a feat partially achieved due to the Cabeza's relative inexperience, perceived mediocrity (especially after a sling of all extremely popular and successful reigns), and desire to withdraw from politics and uphold the policy of "first among equals". However, Dōgana nevertheless, becomes known for her intellectual pursuits and her patronization of the arts and of religion. She also patronizes the art of glassmaking and the production of luxury glassware, so much so that many glasswares bear her name in honor of her. She also oversees the addition of the Makuku deities to the Grand Pantheon. In addition, after receiving complaints from orthodox Ulmists, she rescinds official recognition of Irrulmianism and recognizes them as a folk sect of Ulmism. She also oversees the establishment of a centralized Ulmist clergy, though the popular perception of the religion basically being a cult centered on a talking bovine (as evident by its colloquial name, the "Cult of the Talking Cow") remains; deterring missionary efforts. However, due to natural growth, it still attains a sizeable following, with an estimated 15,000 adherents. With the establishment of stability and prosperity, the population begins a period of rapid growth, reeling in from the demographic losses of the past two centuries.
  • Thïgæ: "The backstabbing snakes that are Sonaredarians have refused to stand to their own promises. Trust is not easily gained, but lost quickly. Sonaredar has shown they are not capable of our trust. I would not be suprised if they turned on the Vytï as quickly as they turned on us, as soon as they think it is profitable for them. However, how they think of 'profitable' is very different from us; profiting is only good if you don't go back on your word. Any agreements signed with the snakes of the west will henceforth be void under their current king. I know that the son of a disgrace does not have to be a disgrace as well; my great-grandfather [Yithït III] did not follow his father in thinking the best way to convert Sonaredar was to invade them. He signed a pact with the people of the west, but their current leader has betrayed that." With that speech, Yithït VI started 611. Around 2,000 troops were readied to face any potential invasion from the egotistical Vytgæ, which cycles between the "Glorious Empire" and the "Most Serene Empire", both conceded names, and the backstabing snakes of Sonaredar. Realizing that an invasion from Vytgæ of the mainland would not a direct threat to their mainland and make the war seem "profitable" to them, Daukani (a main trading center with Thïgæ), Dvama, and the newly met Xinaben are offered to form a defensive alliance with Thïgæ, protecting trade and sovergnity of the states included from Vytgæ. Many of the states are close to Vytgæ, and where do you think that the Vytï is going to set their sights on after Thïgæ? The states surrounding them. (Mod response needed, only if Vyt does not agree to non-aggression pact.) Meanwhile, settlers are told to ignore any agreed borderline and settle wherever they please. Settlers going west are escorted by the soldiers to prevent any attacks from the savages of Sonaredar. In art, Sonaredarian's are depicted as snakes, and Vytï as stuck up snobs. In other industries, produce is sold throughout the country, although exports stop going to Vytgæ and start flowing into Daukani, where iron flows in. The secret to wootz steel is found from previously imported Vytï goods, and steel is made from the iron from Daukani. Without Vytï gold, silver is used to mint the Upan, with gold coins being deflated due to their rarity. Silver upans, at the time of first minting them, cost about one-half of a gold upan, but that fraction became lower and lower due to the price in gold coins skyrocketing. Silver upans stay around the same price over the decade. Potatoes become a popular way to find the buying power of upans (like the big mac index). It stays relatively the same for silver, but gold prices skyrocket. To keep theives from stealing gold, Yithït VI enforces laws against stealing, making the thieves repay three times as much as they stole. The Jugr Kalapha is four-fifths finished by the end of the decade, making 630 a target finish time for the temple. Expansion continues northwest, ignoring the previous border agreement, east, and north into the Aforazi Valley. (More to come).
  • Tsimdomdu Kingdom: The Era of Development, going from 61 MU - 121 MU, as King Jowdah gives rise to further centralization, the movement toward governmental reform, and the decline of tribal society within the region. Due to the collapse of the Council by contested reasons and the movement toward a heredity government system. The Tsimdomdu Kingdom is founded around this time. However, its existence would be shortened by the soon-to-be popular religion: Erapishi. The Zaippuvell Cult returned after a decade in the mountains for spiritual enlightenment, and begin recording their discoveries, lessons, and code of ethics into various books which would ultimately be pressed into the first testament of Erapishi, the Testament of Creation. The first four prophets are known to be alive within this decade and deliver preaching sentiments across the nation as well as create the first church. The Book of Ocyreuz is written around this time.
  • Xeran Empire: Philosophy and science continues to flourish in Edom, mostly centered at the library of Iskandaria, but at this point many similar libraries are beginning to grow in competition. Most of these new libraries appear on the coastal metropolises, profiting from cultural exchange between foreign traders, in such cities as Neum, Seita, Nerimos and Edom. However, the largest new library called the "House of Wisdom" is contructed in Medan, forming an ambitiously-massive architecture utilizing domes and arches. Glass chandliers are hung from the top of the celing all the way down to a mere 18' off the ground. The urban centers of every major city greatly increase in density, and new cities are created such as Thalutia in far western Azoz. As the population of the empire continues to increase, many settlers help join the Mesallians in colonizing parts of the more destabilized coastlines of Yannis. The new public school system has greatly incraesed in international popularity, and we offer to install similar public school systems in the nations of Emalia, Great Lakes, and Exhula. Even Yannis, most surprising of all, became interested in adopting Xera's knowledge of science and philosophy, and many scholars were sent routinely to Yannis to offer installing public schools in their cities. This was seen as a great opportunity, as all science and philosophy in Xera is entirely revolved around their core faith and theology, and thus teaching Yannis such science will inevitebly shed light on our religion. However, concerned about the divulging of too much information, Emperor Vanden imposed a ban on copying any books related to military technology, history or tactics, as well as a list of specific domestic technologies related to agriculture, sanitation or engineering. At least, this is the impression we get from the biography of Praxion, whose works were published after he returned to Neum. Praxion was forever famous for his impartiality as a historian, and although his description of Yannis was certianly provided by a biased source, he, nonetheless, made no attempt to correct it. Due to Anakadeham as our mutual enemy on behalf of the Tabornites, the empire reaches out to ask the Nexii to form an alliance, and enjoy the economic benefits of the tributary system currently used by the Khin. In the Near West, a renewed military campaign by General Myatus the Younger worked closely with the Khin confederacy, as well as many other local tribes in the area, in a coordinated attack to finally crush the last of the Valun in the region, and negotiate a final border between the two nations. The greed and malice of Vemrenus has become something of an archtype for vile behavior in the western world, becoming the subject of another biography of Praxion from his home city. Ultimately, Vemrenus met his fate when preparing for the campaign against the Valun, allegedly stabbing himself in the liver accidentally while mountig his horse. In the Far West, the Garan navy is greatly expanded, creating enough warships and minor ships to secure the trade routes between Gara and Faut-Xera. The navy experiments with the addition of Trebuchets on ships. As our colony is now being settled just south of the border with Otan, we seek to create a closer diplomacy with that nation, offering more lucrative and humane trade than those they have seen from Darna. The Garan navy explores directly south from the peninsula into the open ocean, seeing how many islands of the peninsula can be claimed for the Empire. Meanwhile, the eastern navy is sent north to explore the coastline beyond Atsome Point, hoping once again to find the location of Darna. Both land and sea military was sent by the emperor to support Vedun VI as the rightful governor at Nerimos, but for the most part Vanden was purely interested in keeping order restored to the region, and focusing miltiary for his campaigns against the western barbarians. With the freedom of spreading philosophy and learning within the realms of Yannis, further trade and diplomacy is extended in the Angelite Islands, helping to convert more of the populous of the Isles and Obtus to the Ulm faith.
  • Hythia: Years 298-307 Since the Return of Hythus. Meunarch Tysus perishes of the wet cough with only two viable heirs, his daughter, Queen Aymfrodasti of Mythadia, and his only surviving son, Cystrof. His sudden death pulls Hythia into Mythadia’s succession crisis as Aymfrodasti flees the country to her home and her brother assumes the Meunarchship. Aymfrodasti then quickly marries the eldest son of Meunarch Byan, binding the two dynasties together. The news of the Jyazradid invasion of northern Mythadia emboldens the family into action. With many of the cousins who now rule sections of Mythadia distracted in the north, Queen Aymfrodasti reaches out to the dozens of regional governors and local nobles across the south of the country offering protection from the Jyazradids and stability under her respected and moderate hand. These efforts secure the loyalty of many in this region, allowing the Hythian Unar to march into Mythadia and capture most of the territory south of the river Tythies In total the army comprises some 6,000 Heavy Lancers, 8,000 Light Lancers, and 10,000 light cavalry employing Eborite Shot tactics. As a highly mobile force fighting armies comprised largely of peasant infantry the small, manuverable, and well disciplined veterans of the Unar manage to crush the few local nobles and governors who resist Queen Aymfrodasti’s efforts. The Jyazradids are also sent emissaries in the hopes that war might be avoided and a sound peace established [Mod Response].
  • Drachenia: The Prince of War is recognized now to be the Konig. With his passing of his father Wolfram The Glorybringer, Heidegger's first plan is to increase the amount of ramming galleys. Heidegger plans out a strategy to conquer all of Drachenia and its neighbors. The “Triforce” is put into practice and strategized out further to ensure the formation is as full proof as it could ever be. The hall of statues is put into development with the sculptings of the Altenhofen Royal Family and generals being put into it in order to dedicate their contributions to the national legacy. 4,500 men are raised in total to serve in the army in total. The militarization of the Konigreich brings upon an era of greater military development as culturally, it is seen as honorable to serve your nation as a warrior. The Sudlanders are sent a message in which it states if they do not plan to join us, they will face annihilation. “It is in your nation's best interest to join our Drachenian state. As we are already close linguistically and culturally, it is seen as a must for unification and a supportive and positive union of our states shall be forged. If you and your ranks do not comply, look forward to your demise”. A war is declared on the tribes of Drachenia who refuse to join our nation. “We cannot allow dissidance to exist in our nation as we push to unify the greater continent of Drachenia. Ties with the northern leaderships of the nearby nation are cut off as the Konigreich enters a greater period of expansion. The art of acting and storytelling grows in the squares if the country. Mostly in Marten, Dragsfurt, Jonnes, the largest of the mining cities, and Felisburg, the largest Eastern Settlement. The army focuses on knocking out any source of expansionist resistance in the frontier primarily by the removal of tribal leaders. Those who join the state are treated with high respect and are given land to settle. Those in the cities are offered land in the looser settlements to expand and form greater communities elsewhere. Heidegger sees it that the capital should be moved sometime in the future to that of a new city. Jonnes, seens as the best spot for this new capital sees heavy investments and more people move there and are born there. Outside of military investments, infrastructure expands with a tighter nit road network, city walls and defenses, larger temples to sustain the nation's growing population, and more houses are built with better suited designs. Missionaries expand further and travel deeper into the lands of an expanding wasser. The leader of the Drachenian Fleet ensures to see the expansion of the naval ships. The galleys are used as quick transport while other ships are used to carry things like extra supplies. Some galleys have also been designed to carry things like horses for the cavalry. Artistic works are made across the nation as it picks up to become a growing trend. Bakeries continue to see steady incomes due to the demand for bread.
  • Glorious Empire of Vhaynos: The aggressive posturing of the Tah brings up more worry even more so when news reach them that they are trying to turn our neighbors and friends against us. Having realized that Thïgæ is attempting to make our neighbors hate us, we immediately send diplomats to the lands surrounding us appealing to their sense of brotherhood and our longtime friendship between our states. A speech is given to them "These Tah are attempting to turn you against us and painting themselves as the victims when they were the ones making demands of us that we cannot fulfill, and know they want you to turn against us? We have no intentions of invading you or them, our alliance with their neighbor is purely defensive and was formed from their aggressive posturing. We apply to you from years and years of friendship between our great nations to not let these devils turn you against us. And we promise you we will never harm you." In order to emphasize the point the Timoi himself visits these states and bows before the leaders of the various states. They also emphasize the fact that as Vhaynos is byfar the largest trade power such an agreement would only disrupte trade as we are the major naval power who protect the trade from ruffians. We also offer a royal marriage of four of the Timoi's daughters to the three kings of Dvama and the King of Xinaben (MOD RESPONSE). We also entice Xinaben and Dvama further with offers of exclusive trade agreements and secretly send them shipments of gold as "Gifts. Secretly agents begin to promise secret rebel factions who may be dissastified with the Daukani government support should it accept the offer. Mod Response if it accepts. Meanwhile, growth continues as promised within the nations with the population continuing to grow, the construction of our palace finally is completed with becoming a palace of splendour. In fear of retailation from our neighbors we begin to fortify our cities. Meanwhile, within the cites, more and more dramas especially ones making Thïgæ look like fools who do not understand how modern governments works. The new play is the The gay fallacy. We continue to expand our farmland by about 50 px, and the Dakal farmland is expanded by about 30 px. Meanwhile, in the north, the city of exile's school of explorers have begun to turn out many successful explorers with them launching new explorations into the lands west of Algeorgia and Mithadia. There city continues to prosper under the new protected trade routes of the Palmygras. Meanwhile, in our desert sisters, they continue to grow and prosper with them gaining new Eborite setttlers. Within Vhaynos due to decreasing influence from the Benyisran a new religion begins to spread rapidly, this religion is called Saamani, and takes influences from the native Vhaynosi religion, and the Solaaramistic religion to create an entirely new faith. It starts to spread throughout southern Vhaynos and into Dvama. Meanwhile, the explorers from the Island of Dakal attempt once again to explore the Lands southeast riding the monsoon winds southeast and northwest again, and utilizing their dhows.
    • Thï Diplomacy: Yithït VI states that if it is purely a defense pact, Yithït would surely cancel any alliance offer that Thïgæ has offered to any other nation; if Vytgæ can prove it. He offers a non-aggression pact between Vyt, Sonaredar, and Thïgæ to make Vytgæ prove that they have no intentions of attacking Thïgæ. However, since Sonaredar just broke multiple agreements with Thïgæ, if one country is to break the pact, the other two countries would declare war on them. To make it more fair to Thïgæ, as Vyt and Sonaredar could both break the pact at the same time, Daukani is to enter as an ally of Thïgæ if they want - if not, an adequate replacement will be found by Thïgæ. (Mod and Vytï Response) If you agree, sign here; else, state it specifically. If it is a defensive pact, then Yithït VI sends his apologies to the nation of Vyt, and hopes for better relations in the future.
  • Tsardom of Algeorgia: We switch our currency of Dodo feathers to the Dodoise silver coin. This is to ensure foreign traders can trade with us. We begin trading with Irikia (I don't remember your name). The representatives from Irikia are totally shocked when they enter the capital of Algeorgia. In the centre lies the royal palace which is surrounded by the Great Wall of Algeorgiaville. Behind the royal palace lies the royal temple and the Dodo graveyard. The Dodo graveyard contains the mausoleum of the first Holy Dodo. The representatives from Irikia are also shown the royal army and the temple guards. The temple guards are the most elite forces of Algeorgia, wearing armor engraved with gold markings and diamonds. Some even carry obsidian swords.
  • Telachitul Republic: Mostly focused on expansion, Unafir seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to 7,400 kg). The set of symbols now being called Eltaphu continues its development under the priests of Icrodel. Slow progress continues being made, with a basic alphabet starting to take shape, But outside of the temples, standards remain wildly inconsistent, with average traders using a haphazard mix of proper Eltaphu, foreign characters, and even drawings. However, the system is advanced enough for a priest named Mexotautl compiling the first book of Icrodel myths and prayers, called Eveiel. Seeing the value in this development, Unafir continues Armeera's policy of funding both the scholars who hope to advance Eltaphu, as well as the Icrodel religion itself, working to maintain temples. The Republic's exploration also continues. In the south, much of the planned expansion is completely, though colonization continues with the goal of fully encompassing Elcerak, the lake to the south. In the north, the Republic hopes for a more peaceful mode of colonization. Trade continues to bring the region deeper in the Republic's sphere of influence. The ultimate goal is to expand northward and incorporate the less organized communities peacefully into the Republic. Without the south taking as much effort, the republic is able to expand north more rapidly. In addition, the reign of Unafir sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements begin to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition, several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake see moderate growth. With operations on the coast going smoothly, Unafir seeks to make further progress inland. Obviously, this leads to more resistance as the republic's trade and naval advantages are largely moot, but the vast superiority of Telchitul weaponry means moderate expansion is possible, and any foreigners likely can't pose a credible threat to the republic. In addition, the expansion inland gives the republic a convenient source of slaves, particularly from a resistant group the republic calls the Telabarbur. As a result, slavery begins to proliferate, mostly across the rural regions of the republic, serving as a moderate boon to the agrarian sectors of the economy. However, the constant threat of attack leads Unafir to start investing in a more organized militia system, which he hopes to formalize over the next decade. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitate relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading with the rapid expansion of the republic continuing, and the population increasing through both high birth rates and foreigners joining.
  • Mesallian Culture: After his long string of failures, including but not limited to the failure to capture the rebellious territories of Ephenus and Gabatria, Haliecles II was eventually assassinated by his own guards. He would be succeeded by his son Igneous I, who resumed war against Gabatria first in the beginning of the fourth year of the 102nd Jafiad (Year 611). After the Emalian army was initially successful, and fearing that his kingdom would be next, Tiramus launched an invasion of Emalia. His campaign led to the capture of land nearly up to the Ema River, causing a great panic in the city. The city of Meshwati pledged its support Emalia, hoping to extend its influence in the Gabatrian Sea, and sent numerous small armies to the coast of Ephenus to harass Tiramus’ army. Tiramus was forced to withdraw from his march toward Emalia, while soon after, in the north the city of Idasimos was captured, seemingly ending the Gabatrian kingdom. Tiramus occupied Gabatria’s other territories, but soon this occupation turned to an annexation, as the deposed King of Gabatria was soon killed by Emalian forces. Tiramus’ fortunes deteriorated further with the news that Leto Agenandes had died in Nelgistis, with the local Enulmians electing Ichabon IV. Both Sephimoran kingdoms, although both claimants for the throne of the entire kingdom, turned against Tiramus, with Vedun VI laying siege to Dascelos while Ichabon IV marched through the interior toward Ephenus. The city of Agira also joined the war once more, supporting Ephenus in an effort to harm Meshwati’s growing empire. At the same time the Kingdom of Ypelomnes (Great Lakes), also became interwined in the Emalian conflict. Neoptolanus III (who had died in Year 562), famously refused to entertain the idea of ever marrying another wife, as he remained loyal to Evanematra II of Edom, who had been kidnapped to Azoz by Thalut the Wicked. As a result when the king died he was succeeded by his nephew as Neoptolanus IV Ciniscus. His reign would be short-lived, being deposed by his cousin, Neoptolanus V Alanius. During his reign the Kingdom of Ypelomnes launched an invasion of Emalia, and due to the chaos in the north, he was able to annex much of southern Emalia for himself. This conquest would be short lived, as in the third year of the 104th Jafiad (Year 618), Neoptolanus V Alanius would die unexpectedly, and his empire would break up immensely. In the chaos a nobleman of native and Mesallian descent named Iomzimbus would capture Uloyiso, declaring the Neo-Uloyisian Empire. In the west the Tahuans supported one of their own as king, leading to an independent Tahuan kingdom. In the far north, one of the late king’s descendants would be crowned Neoptolanus VI Gephanus, ruling over the remnants of the former kingdom, which was increasingly influenced by the Yannian nations all around it. The Emalians likewise recaptured their territory, and also nearly brought the Tahuans to the brink of the defeat, before being beaten back themselves into the interior of the region. In the meantime, Tiramus would die in the third year of the 103rd Jafiad (Year 614), being succeeded by a son named Pyrander. The new king proved less capable at matters of war than his father, and within the next several years Meshwati had captured the remnants of Gabatira, and most of the kingdom was lost to the Sephimorans. In matters of diplomacy he attempted turn the two Sephimorans against each other, to some success. Vedun VI would die the following year, however, leading to the end of this possibility, as Ichabon IV managed to capture Nerimos before a rival claimant could be established. Pyrander would launch a successful war in the year of the 104th Jafiad (Year 616), which saw Ephenus reestablish control over Dascelos until a truce was signed with Ichabon IV. Pyrander would spend the rest of the year and the start of the next attempting unsuccessfully to defeat Meshwati. Ichabon IV would contend with a series of Agiran attacks, and with Ichabon’s death the following year the Agirans forced through the election of a puppet named Levian III. The Maleka of Edom, Evanematra IV, who had ascended to the throne in the fourth year of the 100th Jafiad (Year 603), intervened in Sephimora, believing the election to be fraudulent, and desiring to expand the province into Sephimora. The brief Edomite-Sephimoran War (617-618) would begin with an attack on Dascelos, with the city narrowly holding off with the aid of a number of Agiran soldiers. Over the course of the next year, both sides fought extensively in the eastern mountains of Edom. The Sephimorans led a popular movement of Enulmians in the south, succeeding in raiding as far west as the Meran River, while Ephenus managed to attack numerous Edomite towns in the northeast. The Edomites would regroup early in the following year and oust the invaders, agreeing to a return to the status quo. The war had weakened Ephenus heavily, and also led to the end of Agiran interest in the province, and so at the end of the fourth year of the 104th Jafiad (Year 619), a new claimant was elected, named Vedun VII, with no loyalty to the Ephenus kingdom in the northeast.
  • Yannis Empire: New governors are dispatched to oversee the transition of the Xanulem region into proper Yannian provinces, as the Yannian authorities did in the Niani region. The Yannian faith grows immensely, as many in the new region convert to the religion, and thousands more flock to the utopia of the Yannis Empire. The scientific revolution occurring in the Holy City of Yagothna-vis is staggering, completely eclipsing the broken system of the Thotites further. In the city the first animal-driven rotary mills are established, using a new technology known as gears. Weaponry begins to incorporate quench-hardened steel, using wrought iron and cast iron. Thousands of books are written, with the Anointed One sponsoring the creation of many more libraries across the empire. The top mines of the world flee the Thotite wilderness and join the Yannis Empire, with the houses of wisdom in the capital city being great places of discussion. The western Yannian fleet dispatches to lead an expedition of Holy Men to the opposing continent. They found a settlement known as Zemuctenec on the river west of the island of Nelyris. Natural philosophers are also sent to the court of the Kingdom of Canim, to improve relations with the kingdom. The Yannis Empire declares its support of the colonies and kingdoms of the Mesallians on the continent, and works to ensure that the Yannian faith remains present while the Thotite heresy is destroyed. A small tribe known as the Anaban, inhabiting the region between the Khin Federation and the Kingdom of Canim, is also supported. Holy Men spread the Yannian faith to this region, and trade weapons and other goods to the natives. After the Thotite realm is humiliated and weakened, the Kingdom of the Isles decides to launch its own campaign to expand further on the Bangor Island, capturing one small kingdom in the east. A great road is build connecting the ends of the river in Niani with the river of Tesardya, allowing for fast transport and communication from one river to the other. Numerous other roads are constructed across the new territories and provinces.
  • Beraba: Expansion continues, especially north along the Salt Road to Gahren, and east over the mountains toward the newly discovered coast. Contact is made in Iria in the east (known in Beraba as “Iria” as well), and a delegation is sent with gifts, including a copy of the “Great Atlas of the Known World”. Atnosia is also encountered in the west, and diplomats are sent to individual city-states. Religious pressure from other cultures forces the Beraban religion to formalize its beliefs, the core tenets of which are recorded on five stone tablets and stored in the Holy City within Ngaoudera. Ten additional texts contain doctrines of the faith. The faith is known in Beraba as “the Fivefold Faith” for the five principal deities. The highest governing body of the Faith is known as the “Pentate” made up of five priests and priestesses, each representing one of the deities (and of the same sex as that deity). More settlements are sponsored in the eastern mountains to mine silver and gold. Trade increases, especially with goods relating to textile production. Cotton is imported from the south, domestic production of flax is increased to make linen. Dye is also imported from neighboring nations to create luxury textiles and garments.
  • Qaryaat: King Ahmid dies, and his son, Husam, ascends the throne. The kingdom of Qaryaat continues its expansion. The colony of Bizafir expands to cover the whole area surrounding Lake Reyadil and continues to expand north along the coast. Meanwhile, the territory of Maqiri expands southward inland. In all territories and colonies of Qaryaat (except for the main territory), settlers are sent to loosely-claimed territory to consolidate control over said territory. In the outskirts of Makra, a Solaramist temple is built for the Benyisrans inhabiting the realm of Qaryaat. Meanwhile, in Bizafir, a library is built. In Makra, trees are planted in public spaces to beautify the areas. The maritime fort of Hisni-Mawan is expanded and renovated. Light cavalry is used extensively in the army. Wootz steel from the lands of Vayun (Vhaynos) becomes more commonly used, especially in armor and weapons. A sort of Pehra-Solaramist syncretism begins to form and spread, though it remains a relatively minor religion. Vhaynosi architectural and cultural influences begin to make their way into Qaryaat. The religion originating from Paotualma, also known as Rohanism, spreads to Qaryaat. Exploration is made up inland west of Lake Reyadil, along the former Mithadian coast, and east along the coast south of Avsylann. A census is conducted. (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED)


  • Khin Federation: Weaponry and armor of the Khin Army improve further. The number of freemen and slaves in the federation continues to grow, resulting in expansion into the northern lakes. Some cities in Central Valun are set up as vassal city-state, while the rest of the Valun are surrounded and defeated in conjuction with Xera. Thanist theology continues development. In the northern lakes, as a result of population growth and territorial expansion in recent years, a large camp is constructed as the residence of the Chanri Jangah, and a library is also constructed in the camp with material and books from the Khin, Valun and Xera. The discourteous conduct of the Xeran diplomat had led to the Chanri Jangah expelling him from Khin and sending an envoy to the Xera, declaring that there will be no direct Xeran collection of tribute. Instead, Khin shall send its own diplomatic envoys escorting the tribute to Xera. 
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: Having spent almost 30 years within his room, the king has produced hundreds of children. It is estimated that several hundred women, usually young girls, were impregnated over this period of multiple decades, and then daughters born from these women were also impregnated by the king. A social hierarchy emerged, with the mating partners of the king typically inhabiting higher levels of their tunnels, with subsequent generations of offspring living farther below. The elite of the king’s society continued to speak Darnan, while hundreds of neglected generations in the tunnels below spoke their own primitive language, with a large percentage of offspring dying before reaching adulthood. The king, now almost fifty years old, walked with physical deformities and signs of old age. Each passing day the king’s slaves were used to digger deeper tunnels in the ground below, with carvings placed at each level typically being used to date the progress of the tunnel construction. It is believed that above ground the people of the nation slowly had the king’s palace encased with dirt, creating a giant mound to cover up the strange society. All that remained was the series of chutes to transport goods to the king directly. Because of the perceived divinity of the Darnan king, the Sanon was obligated to send whatever goods were asked by the king, as part of a divine covenant to allow the Sanon to rule in the king’s place. In particular the king demanded a steady supply of grain and water. Over time a temple was built on the top of the ancient mound, with high priests annually depositing the holy amounts of grain and water down the hole, in order to please the gods, having forgotten about the society living beneath the temple. The king had a large variety of animals sent to him, which would breed generations of animals confined within small pens underground. The annual grain tribute would be used to feed these animals, and the animals in turn would then be used to sustain the underground population. In matters of religion the king’s society developed its own unique set of beliefs. Many of the Ulmian faith constituted the original offerings to the king, and these “Olmerites” were considered the lowest caste in society. Although some Ulmian slaves attempted to teach the traditions of the religion to their children, facing the harshest treatment from the king and his other slaves, the religion is believed to have completely died out between year 15 and 30 (years since the beginning of the king’s isolation). Although higher levels include discrete Ulmian says carved into small places, these carvings sharply disappeared, with the newest such carving discovered declaring that Nelrim had abandoned them. Officially all these inhabitants were to worship the king as a living god, and pray to him to control the flow of grain and supplies. Facing his own mortality, the aging king decreed that there must always be one male king at the center of the kingdom, appointed by the previous king. This king would be the only one allowed in the top most level, where the king’s instructions and the chute to the surface would be located. The first king also established vast cisterns for housing water, tapping into underground aquifers. He stockpiled shipments of wood and other valuables, or harvested wood from the old structure of the original palace. A small number of young boys were selected as his personal consorts and made into a soldier-class, living just out of reach of the high levels and responsible for keeping the lower levels in line. The lower levels would also be controlled as the king controlled the food supply, which was almost impossible to reach from below. By the end of Year 30 the king’s third generation was born.

621-630

In the southern deserts, an Apirun veteran of the strife in Edom, named Algebesauri, leads a band of warriors south into the “Valley of the Comet”, conquering the native tribes between the mountains. The Apirun soldiers form a new social elite, following a strict code of honor and furacity. Algebesauri and his officers found a number of small forts which serve as the centers of growing towns, with different aristocrats hiring and training another generation of warriors, who become known as the Zedumari. They collectively become known as the Ondon, from the ancient Water Merchants idiom: “In the Lands of Or and Ond”, referring to the edge of the world.

During the Makuku exodus to the east during the aftermath of the Sillan takeover, a religious leader named Pelikunaholo leads a small group farther north into the mountains east of Beraba. They found a number of monasteries in the lakes region, where they prophesize the fall of Sillas in the end times and the resurrection of the Makuku.

A Mesallian mercenary leader named Nesemten, who was hired by the Xeran governor of Usinilago, is not paid on time for his services, and declares himself in rebellion to the governor. He seeks to carve out his own province within the empire, taking over the border region between Neum and Usinilago. The governor who failed to pay him, named Phestion, attempts to conceal the rebellion from the imperial government, after already being threatened once with termination for incompetence.

After Asamaratha the Great’s death, the Paotualma Empire enters a slow state of decline. His son, named Brihmdratha, creates a number of semi-autonomous provinces within the empire, including governorships of Pashrema (“The West”), Benysira, and Kymmenen. He dies soon after in a costly war against in the southeast of the empire and is succeeded by Chamgrevonda.

Sonaredar informs the “Thegayians” that they have been following their treaty, but the course of the river changed over time, so they follow the new course of the rivers. Settlers who enter Sonaredar are often killed as a result. They also refuse to sign any “non-aggression pact”, while reaffirming their alliance with Vhaynos. The Dvama accept the royal marriage from Vhaynos. The nations of Xinaben and Daukani both decide to not form alliances or pacts with anyone, except with each other.

The lands formerly owned by Valun, which were initially occupied by the Khin, that have then been handed over to governors of the Xeran Empire, a Khin leader named Dangahrun protests the concession to the Xerans, and launches a rebellion. He leads a group of traditionalists upset by the Khin friendship with the Xerans, who want to see the entirety of the Valun lands ceded, not just the inferior mountain regions.

The Yazradids, having made their peace with Mithadia, state to the nation of Hythia that if they acknowledge what the Yazradids have annexed so far, they will acknowledge the rest of Mithadia being left alone or annexed by Hythia.

In response to the rapid expansion of Drachenia, the nation of Cruthem forms alliances with several tribes around it. Among the southern tribes that Drachenia has displaced, many of them also ally. The most notable of which is the confederacy of Umanegen, formed in the mountains to the east. The southerners across the sea likewise refuse to join Drachenia.

Most of the ships dispatched by the nation of Thïgæ to the east do not return, owing to dangerous waters and great distance. This leads to many being unwilling or weary to sail in this direction.

The nation of Gahren launches a number of expedition to the north, founding several colonies along the northern shore.

  • Drachenia: With the Cruthemians and the displaced tribes allying against the might of the Drachenian Order, Heidegger raise the navy to block any ships from leaving or entering Cruthem while Sudland ships are targeted. Furthermore, the cavalry and armed forces march through the Drachenian continent slaughtering any defectors who refuse to live under the rule of Heidegger. “Do you want Total War?” he says to the tribes who have ignored our opened arms of embracing them as members of our society. “For now you have rejected us, it is either we ourselves face annihilation or it is you, the plague on our righteous continent, our fatherland in which we were born from. For you have rejected the chosen people to rule this land, you yourselves will face the rejection from the dragons themselves”. All who are against us face death or are taken into the konigreich as prisoners. No mercy will be given to anyone who do not surrender. It is for the greater good. As Total War remains in state, things in the heart of the konigreich and away from the frontier, all is well. It is encouraged for men to take up arms to join the ranks of the military and be paid in a large sum of precious metals and granted land for their services. With that being said, farming and agricultural development continues. Those who have joined our nation are treated well with them being taught different skills as usual of course for a portion of payment to their tutors as this business had been present for over a century. This provides a steady income as they find better lives in the expanded territory. The villages of Harlek and Durdrum are recognized as the most rapid growing settlements. Jonnes sees further development with a fort being constructed around the now city. As it remains, expansion east continues while the Sudlanders receive relentless harassment. Being an artist of strategy, the triforce and long spear formations see great success in practice. Cavalry charges also continue to work well as a swift way to cut down at the enemy. Army numbers total to around 9,000 with the majority taking part in the “Total War” with dignity and honor. Heidegger derives a messaging system where horses placed nationwide by government paid farmers can be used to deliver messages as swiftly as possible. This method of transport makes news come much more sooner and reaction times just as swift. Nonetheless even with the Konigreich at war, the surge in population growth expands. The Library of Dragsfurt becomes to be recognized more as an institution than just a place for scholarly studies as classes begin being given. Heidegger encourages this with the expansion of the Dragsfurt Library and Marten libraries being made. Scholars from all over the country go to study as well at the newly completed library of Jonnes. The confederation faces cavalry assaults while the infantrymen in triforce formation push into the confederation by going around the mountain sparing the men time from going up and over.
  • Xeran Empire: Art and science continue to be developed at both the House of Wisdom and Iskandaria, especially as the philosopher "Borad the Great" flourished during this time. Borad was most famous for developing the Boradine Screw, a mechanism to move water uphill for irigation and indoor plumbing. In the most famous anecdote of Borad, he received word that the Yannis Empire's greatest scholars had recently developed gears. Hearing this news, Borad burst out laughing. For many centuries, the exact meaning of this laughter would remain a mystery, until recent archaeologists uncovered a lost shipwreck near the tiny island of Keithera, off the coast of Serita. The "Keitheran Device" found on the ship, as it was later dubbed, was apparently a highly advanced clockwork mechanism, no doubt used by sailors to calculate the exact positions of the stars at any time in the recent past. Although the ship's wreck was dated to a few centuries later, it nevertheless indicates a very rapid growth of mechanical technology that could also have been the norm in Borad's day. However, for the most part sailors at this time relied on the magnetic compass, which was possibly developed very recently. It is also around this time that the semi-legendary hero Aren the Hermit lived. Aren was orphaned as a child, and was raised in the southern desert by Ondon people, eventually working his way to Zedumari. When he was a full adult, Aren traveled north into Usilinago, looking for any evidence of his father. Meanwhile, governor Phestion was in a terrible bind over the rebellious mercenary Nesemten. Nesemten requested the Imperial Execetur to recognize his province, which would have surely revealed Phestion's incompetnace, but there was no way Phestion could stop the Execetur's arrival without arrousing suspicion. So when Aren arrived in Usilinago, Phestion told him the Execetur's company was holding his father hostage, and so sent him to raid and detur their progress. Aren took the bait and wrecked havoc on the Execetur, but only discovered too late he had beene completely fooled by Phestion. After the Exectur complained back to Vanden's palace in Azoz, the Emperor sent his son Nathon to personally investigate the situation in Usilinago. Phestion was completely flustered by the prince's arrival, doing all he could to hide evidence of his court's corruption. Meanwhile, Aren began making his own journey back to Usilinago, hoping to take revenge on Phestion for tricking him this way. Along the way, he liberated several slave caravans used by Nesemten, including one woman named Osanath who became his life-long love interest. As for Nesemten, when the Execetur never arrived he became convinced the Emperor was not going to recognize his province, so his only recourse was to seize the opportunity to kidnape the Emperor's son. Thus Nesemten raided Usilinago, capturing both Prince Nathon and Governor Phestion. As soon as Aren arrived, he raised a militia of the people of the city, and crushed Neseemten in battle, freeing all of the prisoners. It was at this point that all of Phestion's faults became clear to Nathon, but they were all pardoned after Aren heroically saved both their lives. It was from this point forward, that the Zedumari of Ondon became hired regularly as elite bodyguards for the Xeran royal family. In the far north, the eastern navy under Myatus the Younger sends its full force of warships and mercenaries to sack and pillage the recently-discovered island of Darna, freeing all the Ulmian prisoners that happen to be there. On the way back home from this raid, they likewise sack major cities on the coast of the Emirisq, believing that such devastation should permenantly keep the Darnans away from Xera from now on. Trade and diplmoacy continues to help facilitate relations on the western coast through Jasmira and Otan, eventually hoping to ease relations with Isimadia since they have a common enemy of ours against Darna. Missions in the Far East continue to help spread public school systems and Ulmian philosophy to various nations such as Exhula, Qera, and Sillas, eventually starting to build the first monasteries in Phorintheon. More imperial military becomes stationed in the west in reaction to the civil war at the beginning of Vanden's reign, especially within Eskaladun.
  • Sillan Republic: Meanwhile, the Ulmist sects begin to see rapid growth due to their incorporation of Sillan ancestral veneration rites, intermarriage with non-adherents, and the formation of a centralized clergy; with 2% of the population registering as an Ulmist by the census of 630, double that of the previous census. Partially due to pressure from orthodox Ulmists, the Irrulmian sect – which previously monopolized on Ulmian affairs and proselytization – dies out and becomes absorbed. Cabeza Dōgana orders the reinforcement of the Sillan Wall; especially of the segment lining the Sillo–Teninukalese border. In addition, a total of five cohorts of horsemen (or 5,000 troops) are stationed along the border with the Makuku rump state, in order to stifle any movement of civilians and potentially-valuable goods eastward. Meanwhile, the cultivation of tobacco and cannabis (for medical marijuana, and hemp fiber) continues to boom within the Makuku region – owing to heightened demand and the popularity of such products within the youth. While prominent aristocratic families own and preside over large plantations producing such commodities en-masse, many subsistence-level Makuku farmers begin to supplement their income by growing these crops on excess land unsuitable for staples. In order to facilitate the transition from Makuku crops to the more labor-extensive Sillan staples of wet-paddy rice and plantains, agricultural colleges are founded within major settlements by scholar-officials providing instruction and teaching proper agricultural techniques. In addition to the spread of a plantation economy, mining becomes a lucrative business within Makuku, and copper, silver, and gold bullion replace iron coinage as the official currency; with an abundance of such metals in Makuku underpinning the economy. The Ministry of Rites begins to patronize ballet, with the first pointe-shoes being made and pointework being incorporated into ballet canon. Literature flourishes, with many poets venturing into more obscure topics and motifs – such as romance, aristocratic life, and philosophy; rather than the traditional motifs of motherhood or virtue. Similarly, tragicomedy emerges as the dominant form of dramatic literature, and such pieces become showcased in theatres – which become increasingly large and elaborate to accommodate a rising number of attendants. In order to further promote and spur economic development, settlement of the frontier regions – with its abundance of land and untapped resources – are heavily encouraged and patronized by the national government. Since children are an economic asset, many families – especially the lower-classes – begin to marry as soon as they enter the socially-acceptable marriageable age (in the late teens to the early 20s, especially for their sons) and bear more children; though abortion and prolonged breastfeeding remains ways for family to maintain their desired number of children. Government-owned frontier land is sold off at very low rates to landlords and tenant farmers alike, though for the former, the landlords can be revoked of their title to the land should they not develop it intensively or if they report disappointing yields. All city walls (consisting of rammed earth cores and brick exteriors) are annually maintained and reinforced, while an intricate system of canals and flattened dirt-roads are constructed to facilitate transport. As part of a public health and sanitation campaign, extensive sewer and plumbing systems, latrines, and public baths (accompanied by evaporative coolers) are built in all major settlements – with water being supplied by a comprehensive system of aqueducts and minor water channels. Meanwhile, irrigation channels and groundwater-wells are built in agricultural lands to provide an ample supply of water and fertilizer (as mulch or bovine manure) to crops; thus resulting in high agricultural productivity. Excess produce is either sold to the market or is stored within town granaries to ensure food security. With heightened demand for consumer goods (both for domestic consumption and for export), many bloomeries and workshops are built – manufacturing textiles (both sourced from silk and cotton), ceramics (mainly porcelaneous wares), luxury goods, farm tools, and military arms (reflex bows, swords, polearms, and arrows). The principal crops are wet-paddy rice and plantains, with maize serving as secondary crop used primarily to feed livestock. In addition, a wide variety of root crops, leafy vegetables, legumes, gourds, squashes, and exotic fruits are cultivated and consumed; providing Sillans a rich and varied diet. Regional economic specialization continues. Within Silla proper, tea, sugar beets, piña, ramie, and abaca are grown as cash crops. Asides from being the location of the majority of Sillan industry, other major industries include sericulture and beekeeping (to acquire honey and wax). Within the Makuku region, the farming of ratites (mainly rheas) and the hunting of wild reptile species are done for the purpose of acquiring leather. In addition, cocoa, sugarcane, cocoa, tobacco, and cannabis are grown both for culinary and medical purposes. The Olmac region specializes in the large-scale cultivation of cotton and maize (as a fodder crop), as well as the production of dyes, pigments, glassware and silverware. Within marshes or near bodies of water, artificial islands are constructed and planted with maize, squash, and beans – intercropped together to maximize agricultural yield. While each plot of land is small (less than a tenth of the hectare), it is capable of yielding seven harvests annually – enough to support a single household (assuming they allocate most produce for human consumption). In lower depths of water, however, deep-water rice varieties are cultivated. Finally, the areas of the lowest depths are reserved for farms raising fresh-water fish, mollusks (snails, clams), and crustaceans (shrimp, prawns, and crabs).
  • Qera: After a period of siege on adjib territory, the partition of the kingdom is finally partitionned. dholbalan gains some of the territory east of the Tallafoq river, while Qera takes the northern one-half of the territory in order to secure the mines in the mountain range to the east. the smaller part that is left at the borders of the nation of Genda is reformed to build a county, named Odzebaha. A minor count from the Uotqajua house is installed as leader through marriage with a princess from Adjiba. Spreading of the qeran language is done by changing religious text from the native Adjiban language to Qeran. The pressure on the city folks is way higher than that on the peasantry, since qeran merchants flood now the markets themselves and make Qeran the quasi-official language of trade. Meanwhile, major cultivations of potatoes led to new sorts of the plant, which can now be harvested three times a year. Spices like anise, cinnamon, nutmeg, black pepper and chili are harvested and sold all over the world. Especially the Qseren (Xera) markets are incredibely profitable. The Ulmists are accepted to Ogaholle and are allowed to settle there, yet missionising is strictly banned there. The count of Tortla is way more liberal on the topic as he allows to missionize in the county and nowhere else. The followers of the traditional Rhatixemy faith are still sceptical to the monotheistic religion. Due to the newly conquered wealths of Adjiba, the Qeran army can now be fully self-sufficient, not dependant on mercenary armies and their equipment. The land to the west along the southern mountains and 100 px up is now heavily settled and heavily fortified. Princess Zoelle gives birth to her fourth child in 619. Despite the good conditions the boy lived in, he died in the first months of his life. The expnasion of the Cyrphetzija continues with many more new settlements in the region (EXPAND 15 px INLAND) Major discoveries are made in medicine, as the first for of plastic surgeory is theorized by a prominent priest and doctor called Ycver the red. He theorized and experimented with people who lost parts of or their complete nose. To reproduce the nose, a part of the skin on the forehad (which has to be still attached to it) is cut in the shape of the nose, then the already healed part of the nose is rubbed raw with a knife and the peace of meat is bandaged over it. Chili is used to clear the wound and the regular consume of cannabis and the juice of the aloe vera plant to the would shall be applied until the face is completely healed. A sound shift happens around this time as well, as the sound "ɮ" officially enters the qeran vowel inventory. The sound is transcribed as dl, compared to its voiceless counterpart ll. 
  • Hythia: Years 308-317 Since the Return of Hythus. Meunarchs Cystrof and Byan continue their support for Queen Aymfrodasti of Mythadia. Hythian forces sortie south and subdue the tribal regions recently conquered by Mythadia, putting down a small rebellion that had fermented there. With the southern frontier with the Irian states secured by levies raised by the queen’s loyalists, the Hythian Unar marches north and west to conquer the mouth of the Tythies and push up the coast to the Mythadian-Jyazarid frontier. The Queen continues her efforts to convince lords to join her, and the successes of the Hythian forces in the field of battle do much to convince them of her power and divine favor. With the Mythadian pretenders’ generally out-matched by Hythian military doctrine, experience, and armament the war goes rather smoothly. Meunarchs Cystrof and Byan agree to respect the Jyazadid demands. Queen Aymfrodasti is intentionally not included in these negotiations as her reputation for ferocity might worsen talks.
  • Ri'Kiva: Kal'If sends an envoy to the Mythadian isles, asking to marry Kal'If's daughter to the ruler's son. He also ends ten ships with aid and food, to help Mythadia recover. The expansion northward continues, against significant Garvnkt pressure. He also sends an envoy to Kjv'Arn, requesting submission [KJV'ARN RESPONSE NEEDED].
  • Kjv'Arn: The envoy from Ri'Kiva is beheaded, as such a demand is outrageous. With Hythian mercenary lancers to augment the normal army, expansion continues against the neighboring tribes, particularly to the south.
  • Tsimdomdu Kingdom: The Era of Development, going from 61 MU - 121 MU, gives rise to further centralization, the movement toward governmental reform, and the decline of tribal society within the region. In the era of the next two prophets, the Book of Borachu is written and produced, as the scope of followers increases from 10% to 34% of the population.
  • Thïgæ: With Sonaredar claiming they followed the treaty, confusion stirs among the populace, the court, and even the king himself. Clearly marked on all maps is the Sonaredarian claims north of the river, contested by Thïgæ. North of the river is supposed to be, according to the agreement, Thï land. In whatever case, the king claims that it was a misunderstanding and surviving settlers south of the river are to return immediately, or else they are not liable to protection by Thïgæ, and any land claimed for Thïgæ south of the river will not be recognized by the government. Yithït VI sincerely apologizes to Sonaredar and Vytgæ for such an aggressive attitude toward their nations due to a cartographic mistake on the borders of Sonaredar, but still asks Vyt to sign a non-aggression pact independent of Sonaredar to guarantee that Thïgæ will not be invaded. Cartographers are redispatched to the north to map all of the region's rivers again, just in case. Most of the straight rivers are seen to be running almost the exact same course, plus or minus a few meters, but the meandering rivers seem to have moved immensely since they were last mapped (miles), and this causes erosion to be studied more carefully by scientists. Normal life continues with the thought of a second conflict with Sonaredar subsiding. Vytï colonization toward the east worries politicians; however, nothing is said to Vytgæ. Tales of explorers seeing seadragons in the Far East makes many not go explore that region, and so expeditions east are halted. Expeditions west seem much more profitable, but Mangï tales of a hostile nation north of them halt it. For now, expeditions are sent into the jungles of the northwest and northeast. With Thï and Johdnapï (Johdnapananites) influences slowly starting to approach one another, the nation that seemed to be too far north to interact with grows closer with each and everyday. Sharing the same main river, Thï envoys are sent to form friendly ties with them and arrange for the trade of tropical fruits from the southern, tropical Thïgæ, and moderate climate fruits from the northern, Mediterranean foods. Grapes, olives, and wheat from Johdnapï make their way down to Thïgæ, of which only the former was previously undiscovered. Grapes turn into a delicacy, sometimes cooked with eel. The seemingly isolated state of Johdnapanan gets its first contact with iron from Daukani. More to come!
  • Yannis Empire: The Yannis Empire speaks out greatly against the “indoctrination centers” that the Thotite monster is attempting to spread across the world. Their policy of breeding more violent extremists will not be tolerated, and so the nation declares that all nations must remove the Thotite “schools” or the Yannis Empire will remove the schools for them. Any attempted school in the Yannis Empire created by the Thotites is easily destroyed, as the Yannian population prefers the Yannian schools, which teaches more advanced forms of all subjects and topics. The empire sends Holy Men to each city-state of Atnosia, which the Thotites call “Phorintheon” after the one city they must have barely discovered. These armed forces forcefully close down each and every school, at threat of death. A larger army is dispatched to Tohatia to join the independent Holy Men of that colony as well, as the Yannis Empire will now begin a liberation of the Exhulan region. The Yannis Empire marches south into the condemned territories, to destroy all Thotite training camps and “schools”, destroy their false prophets and liars, and to enact a noble crusade to restore the Yannian faith. A large number of Holy Men, and an impressive fleet, is also stationed at the Strait of Cival and in the Kingdom of the Isles, so that no Thotite heathens can attempt to travel to Exhula, should they foolishly send their forces on a suicide mission the thousands and thousands of miles through hostile water. The rest of the fleet continues to station in the homeland, with a large fleet and army guarding the Holy City and its coast. Praxion of Neum and all other scientists remains in our custody, and there will be no attempt by the Thotites to attack these brave men, just because their illogical, intolerant religion condemns men of science and learning. More and more people flee to the Yannis Empire from their oppressive wasteland. It is said that “Borad the Great” laughed when he learned of the Yannian inventions, because he finally say how much of a joke the Thotites were, and realized just how behind the Thotite realm was. Of course soon he likely fled to the Yannis Empire for proper science and research. The colony on the western coast continues to grow, and expands north toward the Darnan city-state. They are offered alliance within the Yannis Empire. In addition to the elite, heavy cavalry of the empire, the nation also invests in the sponsorship of horse archers. These new archers undergo heavy training and use in the nation. There is great celebration across the nation, as soon the nation of the Thotites will finally be purged from the earth.
  • Glorious Empire of Vhaynos: During this year we continue to make leaps and bounds as the great people continue to expand their reach over the land. The continual expansion of our land continues to bring many great innovations into the population, one of these such is the creation of the study of the stars. Under this the various stars that appear at certain times and in certain locations are recorded and named, most importantly the study creates a series of images for various explorers to follow while they are searching for new lands. Timoi Nichemel II also declares the opening of a brand new palace of maps within the royal palace complex in order to maintain a collection of all the maps they have ever collected. A new story called the Lament of the Dervatis, details a sailor who is lost at sea from his pregnant wife for 13 years and must take an heralding journey back avoiding monsters and all kinds of evil and treachery. Similarly the Vhanyosi building style continues to change, with it noticeably becoming more distinct and advanced. On the Island of Dakal a new kingdom is founded on the islands oldest colony, it is called the Kingdom of Arjazi, and is ruled by a Rej who reigns supreme over the Vhaynosi and the chiefs. The discovery of a new area to our south ignites a flame of curiosity and bravery in many, some do not make the journey to the land. However, some reach it. One such being the great explorer Izimel who launches an expedition down its coast to the west exploring it and returning home despite many of his crew dying from an odd sickness. Another is Lejerah an explorer of Mixed Benyisran and Vhaynosi descent. His exploration consists of two crews, he heads down the river but due to bad conditions is forced to take one of the crews back, another is sent down farther south. However, their fate is still yet unknown. Meanwhile, in the North, in the city of Rythnos another entreprising explorer/merchant rises unlike the others who were motivated by a thirst for knowledge, his is for a general desire for gold and glory. He comes on a great journey going from rythnos to Draka, to Irīserai, then traveling through the Mystical lands of mithadia where men live on marble cliffs, and Yizradids where half-men and half-horse people dwell, all the way to the mysterious land of Riserai where the land freezes all except its natives and the people have fire woven into their hair by some magic yet unknown to us to keep themselves warm, all the way into lands yet unknown. Meanwhile, the city of Rythnos continues to thrive off the spice trade growing fat and rich along with the school of explorers gaining more prestige, along with its cartographers. Within the main land the Saamani continues to spread along the south even infiltrating some of Dvama. The cultural integration of Jadalan continues with positions being offered to those who assimilate integrating them into society along with intermarriage rising, the percentage of those who identify more as Vhaynosi than Jadalani has risen to 31%.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: In Year 40 it is estimated that the fourth generation of the king was born in isolation. At this time the king also decreed that high ranking members of his society would create harems as well, leading to the first ever generation of children born not of the king. The king continued to grow old, deformed, and deranged, but focused on establishing his legacy first and foremost. Many books would be written in the king’s private quarters, passed on secretly to subsequent kings. When the king finally died he was succeeded by his son as king. King II continued his father’s practices of fathering as many children has humanly possible, preaching the worship of royalty and the giver of grain, and steadily building their underground kingdom deeper below ground. In the outside world the underground society became completely lost to human recollection, especially as the new government of the Zelonuma Emiresq sought to erase knowledge of the disgraced king. The religion created as a result of the king spreads across the nation. Dozens of giant mounds of earth are created, with temples located on top of each hill, becoming centers of worship. The religion slowly spreads to Darna as well and beyond, and soon the exact location of the original temple is lost. In the capital and other major cities people gather at the temple and offer sacrifices, with high priests casting food down each temple’s central hole.
  • Telachitul Republic: Mostly focused on expansion, Unafir seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to 7,400 kg). The set of symbols now being called Eltaphu continues its development under the priests of Icrodel. Slow progress continues being made, with a basic alphabet starting to take shape, But outside of the temples, standards remain wildly inconsistent, with average traders using a haphazard mix of proper Eltaphu, foreign characters, and even drawings. However, the system is advanced enough for a priest named Mexotautl compiling the first book of Icrodel myths and prayers, called Eveiel. Seeing the value in this development, Unafir continues Armeera's policy of funding both the scholars who hope to advance Eltaphu, as well as the Icrodel religion itself, working to maintain temples. The Republic's exploration also continues. In the south, much of the planned expansion is completely, though colonization continues with the goal of fully encompassing Elcerak, the lake to the south. In the north, the Republic hopes for a more peaceful mode of colonization. Trade continues to bring the region deeper in the Republic's sphere of influence. The ultimate goal is to expand northward and incorporate the less organized communities peacefully into the Republic. Without the south taking as much effort, the republic is able to expand north more rapidly. In addition, the reign of Unafir sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements begin to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake see moderate growth. With operations on the coast going smoothly, Unafir seeks to make further progress inland. Obviously, this leads to more resistance as the republic's trade and naval advantages are largely moot, but the vast superiority of Telchitul weaponry means moderate expansion is possible, and any foreigners likely can't pose a credible threat to the republic. In addition, the expansion inland gives the republic a convenient source of slaves, particularly from a resistant group the republic calls the Telabarbur. As a result, slavery begins to proliferate, mostly across the rural regions of the republic, serving as a moderate boon to the agrarian sectors of the economy. However, the constant threat of attack leads Unafir to start investing in a more organized militia system, which he hopes to formalize over the next decade. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitate relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading.
  • Khin Federation: Weaponry and armor of the Khin Army improve further. The number of freemen and slaves in the federation continues to grow, resulting in expansion into the northern lakes. The rest of the Valun, other than the few city-states set up as vassals for trade, the few settlements in northern Valun as trading hubs and settlements given or occupied by the Xera, is razed, its treasures plundered and the rest of the population enslaved and brought north.. Thanist theology continues development. The Court denounces Dangahran, questioning his motives of desiring Valun land, when the riders of Khin has extracted all values from the land. The Chanri Jangah also points to the prosperous trade that has been conducted with the Xera. A Great Hunt is organized to celebrate the victory against the Valun and also for the Chanri Jangah to secure his standing. 
  • Mesallian Culture: In the year of the 105th Jafiad (Year 620), a historian named Gresus would write a detailed account of the state of the Syresian Strait, providing insight on the lives of the Mesallians living in the region. The settlement of a Syresian city in the northeast corner of the western continent largely dominated the coastline, growing quickly in comparison to other settlements along the coast. In addition to the existing settlements, a city was also founded near a small inlet, which would be known as Esgaros, which at the time of Gresus’ journey was the smallest of three independent city-states located along the coast. In addition to the city of Syres, the largest city by far in that region, the Kingdom of Canim largely dominated the south. Canim would also launch an expedition under King Euthydemus III into the north of the north, which successfully expanded the kingdom’s borders along the mountains. Wedged between the Mesallian kingdoms and the Yannian colony was the tribe of Bascula, which found itself increasingly under siege by foreign powers in all directions. Forced to adapt, the kingdom would adopt a fusion of Yannian, Mesallian, and Syresian ideas, in the hopes of remaining on friendly terms with all powers of the region. In the town of Trunum the Basculans would build their a series of temples to the main faiths. First the high chief welcomed a Mesallian priest to the kingdom, adopting the Mesallian name Zesoronus, which would become his most common name to historians. Then he constructed a Yannian temple, where the high chief of the kingdom was christened Zesbenuctel in the Yannian faith. Lastly, an Ulmian preacher came to Trunum, and the king adopted the name Zares in the Ulmian faith.The high chief’s toleration and odd curiosity with foreign religions would not last long, as after his death his many children, all of which of varying faiths, often quarreled with one another. Across the narrow strait in the Yannian continent, many of the Mesallian settlers were already Yanno-Mesallian or recent Yannian converts, but a new minority also formed blending the two religions. A few years later Gresus is believed to have written another chapter, this time traveling along the edges of the Yannis Empire. Here he recorded many of the folklore legends of the locals, including customs and traditions of a religion born from the two prior ones. He observes that many Mesallians have adopted the Yannian concept of the divisible divinity, i.e., that certain beings in the pantheon have been split into smaller parts, and he observes myths of the Mesallian religion being placed into Yannian history.
  • Beraba: As the Beraban knowledge of the world expands, so does the desire for trade and expansion. The expansion north finally creates a land border with Gahren through which goods flow freely up and down the Salt Road. Expansion east envelops Lake Conylt, with a large settlement established on the east side of the lake to serve as a trade hub between Beraba and Karyat (Qaryaat). Beraban magistrates also negotiate with Gahren for preferential access to Gahrenese ports in exchange for a percentage of the trade that would be coming through those ports on Beraban merchant ships. Beraba begins to become a trading hub where goods from as far west as Kera (Qera) and Exhula are exchanged for goods from as far east as Iria. The most lucrative trade is in spices and precious metals, especially Beraban silver, which is shipped down river from the mines in the mountains.

631-640

In the central valley of Ngauyipalo Desert, one of the highest ranking generals of the Watergarchy of Salasgramada deserts and leads a liberation of slaves north, heading toward the holy and monolithic Pillars of Pemacagunda, where slaves are traditionally freed at. According to legend, a nomadic Longwalker by the name of Nepakoori Mahcks topples the ancient dictatorship, by allying with the slaves, and he kills Watergarch Demsnecaga the Immortal as he leads his army against the escaping slaves. A great social upheaval occurs in the remainder of his kingdom, with Demsnecaga’s private river being given to the nomads and impoverished laborers of the valley, and Nepakoori disappearing into the mountains.

The nation of Drachenia is pushed back in defeat during its war in the east, finding it especially difficult to combat so many nations at once. In total the Drachenians suffer 3,100 casualties, between attacks in the east, northeast, and south.

The surprise attack from the Xeran Empire successfully sacks many settlements, slaughtering numerous civilians, and causing havoc for survivors. The city of Darna is damaged, killing thousands of people. During the attack on the coast, however, the Xerans are beaten back, in total suffering the loss of 18 ships.

The Yannian-Tohatian invasion of Exhula’s colony is successful, with the Yannians capturing the upper region of the colony. In total the Yannians suffer 1,400 casualties, the Tohatians suffer 1,900 casualties, and the Exhulans suffer 3,000 casualties and numerous civilian losses. Likewise the Yannian raid against Atnosia is successful in eliminating the majority of foreign influences in the major cities.

During the Hythian invasion of Mithadia, much of the region around the central river surrenders to the rule of Queen Aymfrodasti. The last rival claimant on the mainland, Shasumtura IV, successfully beats back a Hythian assault, to continue control over the far south of the kingdom. The Mithadian navy also successfully repulses any attempt by Hythia or its allies to expand beyond the mainland, although afterward one of the Mithadian admirals, Arcrama, turns on the Mithadian government to seize control over Mithadia’s western most colonies, known collectively by their capital city, Cirsyemit.

The Khin nobleman Dangahrun manages to evade Khin or Xeran capture, with his army becoming known as the “Zuen Federation”. He successfully defeats the governor of Neum in battle to exert control over northeast Xera/southeast Khin.

  • Drachenia: Seeing so many of our nation's men dead, Heidegger decides to offer the Sudlanders a 50-year period of peace since the battles at sea have not been necessarily beneficial to either parties and it is distracting the main armies from the main battle plus although at war, there is greater respect to be maintained between those of ancestral brotherhood than the savagery and unholiness of those on our very own island. The navy of the Drachenian nation are left to just patrol the southern coast seeing nothing of worth blocking ships at sea but rather just using the navy for defense. The Drachenians raising more men to make up for their losses see them being sent off to battle troops are left to patrol the northern border for any attacks brought upon by the alliance. Tribesman are paid to report any actions by the alliance when it comes to their moves and preparations. The main focus of the army go for the confederacy. Defenses such as barriers are stacked up along the northern border to further secure Drachenian territory. The Cavalry are sent into assault the Confederate Army with bows and arrows in use while the triangle formation remains in usage allowing the potential for penetration in the lines of the enemy as the men spearhead through with the backing of cavalry. Settlement continues to be encouraged eastward while once tribal lands begin to be cultivated by the people who took part in change. This has paved a way for fields of wheat and grain while others for produce. Roads are extended to keep up with expansion. The Konigreich continues to see a year of economic expansion domestically while it seeks trade with other nations as the likes of Yannis and toward the south. Partine and Compeya become the two towns recognized as the breadbasket of the nation. Many Pray to the Dragons asking for aid in our time of need, to bring the people and their families honor and victory. Ships patrol the Eastern Shore as well and only assaults ships recognized as those of the navy within the confederacy. With expansion east, higher levels of protection are given to the settlers for they may feel more safe and secure while battles occur north. Land areas are deforested to make for fields to grow and develop agriculturally. In combat, weapons from sharpened daggers and axes to Longspears and shields see their fair share of being used.
    • The Drachenian attack is repulsed, owing in part to their enemies' use of the mountainous terrain to ambush the invaders. The Drachenians suffer 3,450 casualties. The Sudlanders accept a 50-year peace.
  • Nura Gakan: Following the death of Chin Tan, his son Chaga Tan is picked as the new Gakakan over the Gakan. Chaga Tan's first order of business is work on uniting the many disorganized polytheism monks and religious folks by ordering many important monks to join him in the capital (Ulrom) where he tried to form a new organized polytheistic religion. When not spending his Mondays and Tuesdays trying to form a new religion. He spends his Wednesdays working with military-minded folks who mostly try to convince him to adapt a new weapon or tactics, causing Chaga to work on uniting horseback and Infantry movement into one tactical thing. Gakani farmers begin to set up farms and things of that sort by the Two-River Region. Chaga Tan's first foreign policy move would be to spend traders toward the two rivers (Fleavate River and Decent River), most of Chaga's trade ships are sent toward the Fleavate River, both river traders are told to report what they find and trade if possible. His second foreign policy move would be to expand westward to take over the remaining coastline, by sending settlers and in some cases troops to help protect them. 
  • Xeran Empire: At long last, after countless generations of careful study and research, many hardships and tons of spent silver, the Monks of Jiff finally broke through with the most revolutionary invention of Xeran history: the Taco(c). Being the perfect blend of every edible crop indigenous to the empire, the taco(c) is dubbed by all the western world as "the perfect sandwich". Emperor Vanden died and was succeeded by Nathon II, a very soft-spoken monarch who was fond of being liked and appreciated by all he knew. Nathon finalized the earlier reforms to the economy, fully standardizing the mining and agricultural systems across the empire from Sephimora to Fotashe. The far western districts were focused on mining the mountains for precious minerals, mainly silver, gold, copper, tin and alumite. The more eastern regions of Edom and Sephimora were far more agricultura, primarily growing wheat, corn, tomatos, cabbages, and raising cows as livestock. The central regions, with the most urbanization around Azoz and Teman, did a variety of both as they had done since ancient times. Many local banks begin to form for public stores of money, mostly in the coastal cities of Neum, Serita, and and Nerimos, which likewise begin charging interest. Emperor Nathon also repurposed the eastern fleet toward establishing a continuous trade network across the eastern sea as far as Sillas. A variety of beans, vegetables, and spices are purchased in bulk from Sillas and Qera and shipped back to Xera, or alternatively sold at ports in between to Emalia or Bangor to be sold in their own markets at a marked up price. In return, prescious minerals, agricultural products and tacos(c) are sold along these same routes, and exported through them to even farther lands in the east as yet unexploed. A smaller trade route is also set up in the west, selling minerals through Isimadia and Otan, hoping to use this trade to ease tensionsn and establish an alliance with the common enemy of Darna. In Iskandaria, Borad the Great is accredited for making the Edomine Planetarium, being a very large and crude mechanism with countless weights and pulleys for being a three-dimensional representation of the Solar System. Based on the mathematical ratios of music developed in Syres many years ago, a number of different instruments began to be developed in Sephimora. These instruments were some earlier ancestors of the modern drums, xylophone, and guitar mainly, forming the official Temple Band of Nerimos. Among the military of Xera, the crossbow was first developed and used to augment the archers. Immediately upon hearing the defeat of Neum to the Zeun, Nathon rallied a large military force to push back the apparent nomadic invasion, reclaiming the territorial borders set up by his father. Seeing Yannis react so violently against the peaceful, harmless missions in Phorinthon, a new expedition from Xera explores over the whole of the island, extending trade and diplomacy with all the indigenous tribes there and sympathize with their oppression of the Yannian invaders. Lawrenx the Bold, leader of this expedition, spent several years mingling with the cultues of Atnosia, working to learn their exact ways of life while offering them help stand together as a unified confederacy against all outside oppression. In the far north, Ulmian monks are sent to help establish an organized school system among the recently-established culture north of Syres. Trade and diplomacy are extended with the king, and any assistance is granted to maintain their unique culture and way of life. Nathon offers the leader of the Great Lakes a large dowry to have his daughter's hand in marriage. Seeing Yannis' war directly threaten our ally Exhula, a large contingent of ships in the eastern navy are sent to drive at the Straits of Yannis. The naval commander, Myatus the Younger, focuses primarily on sinking any and all transport ships he can find, and fleeing away from the Yannis warships, and in such a war of attrition whittle down the forces Yannis is capable of sending to Exhula. Myatus was shrewd as well, however, and made sure to organize an orderly retreat as soon as he had dealt all the damage that he could. 
  • Sillan Republic: Cabeza Dōgana dies in year 635, with her death resulting in minor civil strife due to the issue of succession, as she has not nominated a successor. After three month period in which executive power was temporarily exercised by the other five Ministers, a 28-year old legion officer by the name Banzena is sworn into office. Her ascension marks the end of the informal "Qi dynasty", in which the members of the Qi clan (commencing with Sanza and concluding with Dōgana) repeatedly won the office of the Cabeza. Partially due to a larger population, but also due to the increasing distinction and stratification between the nobility and commoner-class, conscription becomes rarer. With the ascension of a laxer ruler, several sweeping reforms are instituted. All religions are legalized and worship of different religions no longer requires a government license. However, the government (particularly the Ministry of Rites) still registers and collects data on different religions. Ulmism, due to its status as Silla's sole organized religion, continues to increase due to both natural causes and conversion efforts – with 4% of the total population adhering to it. Its growth coincides with increased evangelization. The new Cabeza patronizes high culture, particular literature, and philosophy. Two rival ideologies emerge: Bandenism (founded by a philosopher named Banden), which is rationalist and secular, and rests upon the assumption that humans are fundamentally flawed; and Natanism (founded by a philosopher named Natana), which is inherently humanist and centers on the promotion of virtue and arts to celebrate the positive aspects of human nature. Meanwhile, inheritance laws are revised. All inheritable land must be at least two hectares in size, in order to prevent the formation of increasingly smaller and dispersed estates. As a result, many smaller plots of land are consolidated under a single owner. The population recovers, due to higher births and earlier marriages due to increased agrarianism and the economic value of children. The settlement of Silla proper and the frontier continues, primarily by landless Sillans but also including landlords (who are granted more land in exchange for developing them) and non-ethnic Sillan provincials who seek work in large-scale agricultural estates and plantations under a contract. All idle land is exploited, and terracing is used to increase the amount of cultivated land. Furthermore, improvements in grain storage, irrigation, tools, organic fertilizers; and the introduction of root crops in marginal lands such as hill slopes and dry soils (where they do not compete with traditional staples); further augment agricultural output. Due to the rise of absentee landlordism, many landlords begin to use intermediaries to supervise and report the status of their estates, while still residing within the Silas metropolitan area. Several new cities, established mainly from pre-existing settlements or fortified towns, are established; including five such colonies in the Makuku provinces (to further facilitate the process of Sillanization). All city walls (consisting of rammed earth cores and brick exteriors) are annually maintained and reinforced, while an intricate system of canals and flattened dirt-roads are constructed to facilitate transport. As part of a public health and sanitation campaign, extensive sewer and plumbing systems, latrines, and public baths (accompanied by evaporative coolers) are built in all major settlements – with water being supplied by a comprehensive system of aqueducts and minor water channels. Meanwhile, irrigation channels and groundwater-wells are built in agricultural lands to provide an ample supply of water and fertilizer (as mulch or bovine manure) to crops; thus resulting in high agricultural productivity. Excess produce is either sold to the market or is stored within town granaries to ensure food security. With heightened demand for consumer goods (both for domestic consumption and for export), many bloomeries and workshops are built – manufacturing textiles (both sourced from silk and cotton), ceramics (mainly porcelaneous wares), luxury goods, farm tools, and military arms (reflex bows, swords, polearms, and arrows). The principal crops are wet-paddy rice and plantains, with maize serving as secondary crop used primarily to feed livestock. In addition, a wide variety of root crops, leafy vegetables, legumes, gourds, squashes, and exotic fruits are cultivated and consumed; providing Sillans a rich and varied diet. Regional economic specialization continues. Within Silla proper, tea, sugar beets, piña, ramie, and abaca are grown as cash crops. Asides from being the location of the majority of Sillan industry, other major industries include sericulture and beekeeping (to acquire honey and wax). Within the Makuku region, the farming of rarities (mainly rheas) and the hunting of wild reptile species are done for the purpose of acquiring leather. In addition, cocoa, sugarcane, cocoa, tobacco, and cannabis are grown both for culinary and medical purposes. The Olmac region specializes in the large-scale cultivation of cotton and maize (as a fodder crop), as well as the production of dyes, pigments, glassware and silverware. Within marshes or near bodies of water, artificial islands are constructed and planted with maize, squash, and beans – intercropped together to maximize agricultural yield. While each plot of land is small (less than a tenth of the hectare), it is capable of yielding seven harvests annually – enough to support a single household (assuming they allocate most produce for human consumption). In lower depths of water, however, deep-water rice varieties are cultivated. Finally, the areas of the lowest depths are reserved for farms raising fresh-water fish, mollusks (snails, clams), and crustaceans (shrimp, prawns, and crabs).
  • Tsardom of Algeorgia: The tsar passes away this year at the old age of 93. He is succeeded by his son who takes the name of Konstantin I. As is customary for the new monarch, he makes the holy pilgrimage to the Holy Dodo and receives its blessing. The coronation of the tsar begins with the tsar reciting the ancestral oath. After this, he or she is presented with the crown jewels, the golden apple, scepter and the Golden Dodo statue. After this he begins holding court from the throne room. The royal throne is made of gold and diamonds and engraved with pictures of the Dodo.
  • Irian Culture: Following a collapse of Mithadian rule in the north, the Halene tribes occupy the region north of the Dio River, while the Sinenes settle further east. The chieftains of the two groups form a greater union known as the Lossa Confederation. In Thrydacia, popular opposition to Xenicetes' rule leads to revolt. The government crushes the insurrection ruthlessly and carries out a series of executions in the capital to punish the rebels and discourage further revolt. Meanwhile, the cult of Phythos spreads rapidly outward from Ambra. Membership includes some high-ranking officials and nobility. Xenicetes tries to curtail the power of the Phythian cult by ceasing to sponsor religious institutions and promoting the worship of the traditional Irian fire god, Velvog. The city of Akodopolis grows significantly after much immigration from the countryside. Central Thrydacia becomes more populated as well, and a city called Ledalum appears between the Ima River and Mount Cambor.
    • Solcia: The reign of the latest king, Neboleptes Camus Andus, commonly known as "Nebo the Tyrant", has been burdensome for the people of Solcia. Thus far, the king has gained the reputation of being utterly arbitrary in matters of serious judgement, easily giving into lustful tendencies, and being ineffectual in managing the politics of the realm. At times his foolish decisionmaking coupled with greed have caused needless violence and death. As a king, he is often compared to his father, who is remembered and respected for his true courage, his loyalty to the people, and his prowess on the battlefield. Now, in an effort to improve his image and live up to that of his father, Neboleptes decides to undertake a military campaign for the glory of Solcia. He marches north into the hilly land of Hecyra, and forces the king to submit to tributary status at swordpoint. He founds the city of Palaca on the Cebrion River near the border of the Kingdom of Hecyra and the province of Nolossia. Yet, still not satisfied, he goes farther into Joredesh, intending to pillage and conquer the land.
  • Qaryaat: King Husam declares war on the kingdom of Mawan-Jaho (Mohejaro). 20,000 land troops, mostly camel cavalry and heavy infantry, are sent to march to meet the Mohejaran army in the desert regions, where the Qaryaati troops are most accostumed to and the Mohejaran troops are the least effective. The Qaryaati army plans to march to the Mohejaran capital after defeating the Mohejaran army. (ALGO NEEDED) King Husam reaches out to Solcia (IRIA RESPONSE NEEDED), Avsylann, and Kepitis to send troops (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED), and to Paotualma, Algeorgia, and Mithadias to send mercenaries. (MOD AND ALGEORGIA RESPONSE NEEDED) The colony of Bizafir is expanded both north and south along the coast, with the southern edge going down to the Mohejaran border. Meanwhile, the colony of Maqiri expands southward inland. In all territories and colonies, settlers are sent to loosely-claimed areas of the kingdom to consolidate control over said areas. A Rohanist temple is built in Gomis. Meanwhile, more granaries are built in Maqiri, Gomis, and Bizafir. The trading outpost on Saqqatra develops into a town, also known as Saqqatra. Literature becomes increasingly popular, with theatrical drama among the most popular genres. Most plays revolve around either stories from Pehraist lore or from the history of Qaryaat. King Husam sends envoys to Algeorgia with an alliance and trade deal. With the trade deal, we offer spices, dyes, tree resin, iron, livestock, fish, fruit, oil, and sugar for Algeorgia's famed diamonds. (ALGEORGIA RESPONSE NEEDED)
    • Solcian Diplomacy: The Solcian diplomat replies that, as King Neboleptes is on an important military campaign at the moment, he cannot attend the war in Alyadis.
  • Exhulan Empire: Not much of the history in this decade has been well recorded in the modern day, but what we do know is dominated by reports on the Yannian-Exhulan war begun in the last years of the previous decade by Yannis in an unprovoked war of expansion. It is not known how many soldiers exactly were raised, but it is estimated that there were around 60,000 gathered and sent to fight the Yannians in Exhulas lands bordering Yannis. They quickly attack Yannian forces in the parts of Exhulan territory which they had managed to claim in the last years before Yannis can fortify them, with the support of the local populace against the Yannias (WHo massacered many of them and attempted to suppress the Hcctaal religion) and the damage to the fortifications existing in the region from the Yannian invasion contributing greatly to the Exhulan counterattack in 634. The Large Exhulan navy is also mobalized in response to the Yannian invasion, with Exhulan Ships blocking all Yannian attempts to push into Exhulan Waters and the Exhulan navy Launching a major attack in the area north of Atnosia in 636). Meanwhile, we Call on our alliance with Qera for military aid, stating that if we fall they are the likley next target and that we are military allies and they are thus obligated to support us (QERA RESPONSE NEEDED). We also attempt to reach out to our other allies, and thus Request millitary assistance from our ally Xera in the form of an attack on Yannis from there side to spli there forces, pointing out that Yannis is their traditional enemy and that Yannis is likley to enslave or murder any Ulmians in our territory if they conquer us, as well as the fact they would lose a trade partner and ally if Yannis succeeds (XERAN RESPONSE NEEDED). Meanwhile, the Ocyror Dynasty established by the previous regents son continues to rule under Emperor Baruth I, who is a relatively capable ruler.
  • Mesalliam Culture: The king of Ephenus, Pyrander, would die soon after his successful defense of the the kingdom against the Kingdom of Emalia. He would be succeeded by his son Haliecles III. During his reign the kingdom’s independence within the Xeran Empire would begin to be eroded, as for the first time since the Sephimoran civil war the conflicts in the region had settled down, and Xeran administrators arrived in the region officially. To this end, historians consider the reign of Haliecles III as the beginning of Xera’s de facto control over Ephenus, despite being de jure part of the empire for some time. This period would also mark the beginning of a great promotion of the Ulm religion, despite the king himself, and much of the kingdom’s nobility, being followers of the Mesallian faith, with remnants of the Emalian faith also being popular, from the capital’s time under Emalian control. This process began with Haliacles III ordering the construction of a new basilica in the capital, in an effort to incur favor with the Xeran government and its Ulmian supporters. The king would also be wed to a woman named Idomea, who was a relative of the Holy Patra. Ironically, the expensive temple construction led to increased taxes, as well as discontent from the Enulmian population and other non-Ulmians. In the year of the 107th Jafiad (Year 628) a brief conflict erupted between Sephimora and Ephenus, owing to the Sephimorans claiming the lucrative trade cities near the border. With Emalia no longer threatening Ephenus, due to the increased Xeran presence, Sephimora would be defeated. However, pressured by their overlord, Haliecles III would seek to create a more lasting peace applicable to both sides. The result was an agreement that would take effect on his death, later known as “Haliecles’ Will”. This agreement stipulated which towns would support who, and also created a buffer zone of “free cities”, which would be direct properties of the empire, rather than nested within the provincial hierarchy. Haliecles III was also married to the daughter of Vedun VII, and a later stipulation in the king’s will would arrange for how the kingdom would be divided internally upon his death. Haliacles’ eldest daughter, Pyra, would be appointed Ethnarch of the Emalian Hexarchy, which consisted of the six largest cities of Emalian descent, located primarily in the region south of Ephenus and near the Emalian border. The son Pyrander would be appointed head of the interior province of Talgara, and during his lifetime he would cave in to local pressure to convert to the Enulmian faith. Another son named Agetos would be granted the Princedom of Dacelos, which would form the smallest province in area but one of the largest in population. A third son named Xerangedirus would rule the Princedom of Ghanis, while the eldest son, Ptelamus, would rule as the overarching province. In practice this succession changed greatly after the death of Haliecles III, which occurred in the fourth year of the 109th Jafiad (Year 639). Notably the death of Agetos only a few years into his reign led to a brief conflict over the city of Dacelos. Instead the city became a free city as well, becoming an influential city in the free city system. During this time the rivers sprouting from the Ema Delta would see increased settlement and growth, owing to their fertile soil along the river. For the first time the population of the interior began to catch up to the population of the coast. The displacement of the Emalian religion in the north, due to the increasing influence of the Mesallian culture, led to the Emalian religion taking refuge in the south. Overall, the dominant religion remained the Enulmian faith, followed by the Mesallian religion and Ulmism. In Sephimora the king Vedun VII would be succeeded by Levian IV, who likewise created subdivisions within the kingdom to better manage affairs.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: During this time the reign of the second king in isolation began, with his second generation being born. Many children would be born heavily deformed or unhealthy, and these children were often considered cursed and sent to the bottom of the pits. When a child died his flesh was consumed by others, so that no food went to waste. The growing of fungi became very popular, with bioluminescent fungus being used to illuminate the underground kingdom. King II would die near Year 45 and be replaced by King III. Unlike his predecessors he had a soft side for decorative work, and ordered that the walls near the top levels be crafted and shaped. A number of great carvings would be created by the king, emphasizing religion and worship of the monarch. Soon all knowledge of any other world died away, and the underground kingdom in isolation became their only world. In the Zelonuma Emiresq the nation expanded south into the lower plains, and north along the coast, centered around a northern inlet. The Darnan city-state near the Yannian colony would cave to its demands.
  • Thïgæ: Yithït VI dies in 631, a few years before the unveiling of his greatest temple, the Jugr Kalapha. Completed in 634, the temple still stands as a landmark of one of the architectual masterpices of the time from the era and region. The general confusion along the borderline with Sonaredar is cut down when Yithït Aropha Vithi Rothar VII, the successor of Yithït VI claims the southwestern Aforazi valley, taking most of the vauable land in the east, leaving less land to contest with Sonaredar. With claimed areas along the rivers being rapidly ruralized, many farmers turn to the less costly lands along the coast. The eastern coast is claimed, and the coast becomes ruralized along with areas along the remaining free rivers. The east continues to go unexplored; however, areas north of Mang are. The main river of the Aforazi Valley is named the Aforazi River. Scientists and religious followers for once have similar theories on the creation of the valley; it was a lake once. This turns into a religious belief that the world was all and ocean before the lord and savior Rothar created the world and had children with the sun, which became the minor gods. Then, he planted the first humans and the first animals.
  • Hythia: Years 318-327 Since the Return of Hythus. Both Meunarchs Cystrof and Byan die of age and are suceeded by their sons, Ayrestisis and Jyantus. Queen Aymfrodasti, mother of Jyantus, continues her struggle for control of Mythadia. Hythian forces, now augmented by the forces of loyal lords along the river, secure all of mainland Mythadia except for the realm of Shasumtura IV. The Hythian Unar, numbering some 30,000 Hythians, and 20,000 loyal Mythadian troops lay siege to Shasumtura’s capital in the south. Great bolt-throwers of all types, mangonels, and rams are employed to destroy the defenses of the city. Because the southern region of Mythadia remains largely tribal and lightly populated the defenders remain outnumbered and unable to raise more troops from their dwindling resources. The Solician invasion in Joredesh is condemned. Hythia’s vassals are called to arms and a force of some 35,000 is raised. Comprised of 4,000 Hythian lancers, 6,000 Hythian mounted skirmishers, and 25,000 infantry, cavalry, and archers from Hythia’s vassals, the army marches to meet the Solician threat.
  • Telachitul Republic: Mostly focused on expansion, Unafir seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to 7,400 kg). The set of symbols now being called Eltaphu continues its development under the priests of Icrodel. Slow progress continues being made, with a basic alphabet starting to take shape, But outside of the temples, standards remain wildly inconsistent, with average traders using a haphazard mix of proper Eltaphu, foreign characters, and even drawings. However, the system is advanced enough for a priest named Mexotautl compiling the first book of Icrodel myths and prayers, called Eveiel. Seeing the value in this development, Unafir continues Armeera's policy of funding both the scholars who hope to advance Eltaphu, as well as the Icrodel religion itself, working to maintain temples. The Republic's exploration also continues. In the south, much of the planned expansion is complete. In the north, the Republic hopes for a more peaceful mode of colonization. Trade continues to bring the region deeper in the Republic's sphere of influence. The ultimate goal is to expand northward and incorporate the less organized communities peacefully into the Republic. Without the south taking as much effort, the republic is able to expand north more rapidly. In addition, the reign of Unafir sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements begin to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake see moderate growth. With operations on the coast going smoothly, Unafir seeks to make further progress inland. Obviously, this leads to more resistance as the republic's trade and naval advantages are largely moot, but the vast superiority of Telchitul weaponry means moderate expansion is possible, and any foreigners likely can't pose a credible threat to the republic. In addition, the expansion inland gives the republic a convenient source of slaves, particularly from a resistant group the republic calls the Telabarbur. As a result, slavery begins to proliferate, mostly across the rural regions of the republic, serving as a moderate boon to the agrarian sectors of the economy. However, the constant threat of attack leads Unafir to start investing in a more organized militia system, which he hopes to formalize over the next decade. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitate relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading.
  • Yannis Empire: The foolish Thotite ships fall right into our trap, and soon every Thotite trade ship is captured, thoroughly searched, and all Ulmist extremists and heathens slaughtered. We make a great fortune destroying the Thotite fleet, which has ventured too far from home and too far into our clutches. The network of lies they have attempted to create, by sending these ships to Sillas and others, has been completely broken. This is part of our firm policy to ensure that no Olmerite lies can be falsely spread around the world. The straits continue to be heavily guarded, with more and more ships being created. By this time our navy has grown immensely (exact numbers privately sent), with new ships being created. New vessels are produced with artillery mounted to its decks, large siege towers, and room for the most elite units. The navy guards the western straits, the southern coast, and the eastern straits, ensuring that the Thotites cannot escape their sea. The Holy Men loyal to the Yannian faith pour into the Exhulan land. They enact their vengeance by killing all Ulmists they can discover, and ensure that the Yannians are protected. We make it clear that this isn’t a “war of expansion”, like the uninformed Exhulan propagandists claim. This is a righteous crusade, to liberate the lands that Exhula falsely corrupted, after we trusted them time and again to adopt the true faith. Instead they spit on our kind efforts to guide them toward salvation, enslaved their own people, and massacred the hol. Now the enlightened and civilized nations of the world, which barbaric states have sought to assault, stand in a grand alliance. This righteous and just alliance enacts their holy duty upon the Exhulans for their incorrect behavior. We have no choice but to discipline their ignorant people, for the betterment of themselves and all mankind. The first Yannian army of great magnitude is dispatched across the straits to join the army of mostly Tohatians. Having captured a small portion of Exhulan land, it is ordered that the river be fortified and defended, as a wave of creatures pours out from the wilds to attack us. A second Yannian army lands in Tohatia itself to protect that nation from attack. All Yannian allies are to raise their forces in crusade, and defend their homeland.
  • Beraba: Expansion continues east as prospectors search the far side of Lake Conylt for gold, silver, and gems. A small fleet of Beraban ships round the Cape of Gahren and land on the east coast of the peninsula to establish a Beraban trading port. Hantaywee of House Hjadra-Xun, sister to the Crown Princess Aleshanee, is accused of offenses against the gods of the Fivefold Faith. As punishment, she is stripped naked and paraded through the streets of Cohibos. This is seen as the first time that the members of the Great Houses are susceptible to punishment by the Faith. Beraban explorers discover lands as far north as Mithadia and as far east as Draka, and one voyage is financed to explore north and west of Exhula. As trade flows through the Beraban port cities, the magistrates commission the construction of official “Trade Houses” that can contain a large part of the city’s international trade and use a standard system of trade and customs.

641-650

The military campaign of Nebo the Tyrant against the nation of Joredesh results in a number of towns being successfully pillaged. The Hythian counterattack results in a decisive victory, with he Solcians being repulsed from the nation.

The Exhulan counterattack against the invading Yannian-Tohatian army results in an Exhulan defeat. The Exhulans suffer 14,340 casualties, the Tohatians suffer 2,400 casualties, and the Yannians suffer 4,000 casualties. Yannis’ subsequent offensive results in a Yannian victory, capturing the majority of the Exhulan colony. Yannis suffers 4,560 casualties, Tohatia suffers 3,020 casualties, and Exhula suffers 10,400 casualties,

Traders from the Telachitul Republic seeking Telabarbur slaves from the north discover a temporary shortage, receiving word that a nation to the north, which the Telabarbur and other tribes call the Agunda, was responsible for a recent major war that devastated the local population.

The Hythian war against Shasumtura IV results in a Hythian victory. Shasumtura IV is killed in battle during the fall of his capital, while the Hythians suffer 5,100 casualties, and their Mithadian allies suffer 6,000 casualties.

The naval confrontation between the Yannians and the Xerans at the Battle of Cival results in a Yannian victory. The Xerans suffer the loss of 66 ships and approximately 14,000 men, while the Yannians suffer the loss of 20 ships and 4,000 men. Numerous trade ships are also captured or sunk by the Yannians during this time.

The Qaryaati invasion of Mohejaro results inconclusively, with the Qaryaati suffering 3,700 casualties, and the defenders suffering a similar number as well. At the same time Mohejaro sends a small force to raze the Qaryaati colonies to the north, and they successfully pillage much this region. The government of Mohejaro extends an offer of peace, offering to give up a great amount of tribute and slaves. Meanwhile, Kepitis and Avsylann offer 2,000 mercenaries each in Qaryaat is willing to pay them.

  • Zelonuma Emiresq: The Thotite attack on the city of Darna would be a turning point in history. On one gentle morning the barbarian fleet sailed into harbor. The city was unsuspecting, as they had remained peaceful traders for some time since the Kingdom of Darna had fallen. But then the enemy ships arrived and the soldiers proceeded to slaughter every person they could discover. They greedily laughed as they tore apart man, woman, and child. In the chaotic violence, no one could tell an Ulmian from a Darnan, and the Thotites massacred thousands of Ulmians as well. They pleaded for their life, but the Thotites did not listen, preferring to slaughter each and every innocent person. In the basilica the Ulmians fled and tried to bar the doors. Here they prayed that they would be spared. One cruel Thotite would say the place was housing Darnan soldiers, and the basilica itself was very plain and concealed, and so they burned the Ulmians alive. They scratched on the walls, screaming, “why has Nelrim forsaken us?” The massacre left the world shocked. How could the Thotites senselessly attack an innocent city, which had nothing to do with its hardships. To many this confirmed the legends that all Thotites were bloodthirsty cannibals and bloodsuckers, craving the destruction of innocent lives for their own gain. The Ulmian faith, which had been allowed to prosper for the first time before this, shrank dramatically, as most Ulmians had been killed or decided to reject their religion after this event. Even the office of Holy Patra could not be filled, as no one would come forth to claim the office. The Zelonuma Emiresq looked on in disgust and also surprise, wondering why the Thotites had so cruelly targeted that city at random. The Thotites were henceforth known as religious extremists and terrorists, for their repeated and systematic history of slaughtering innocent people based on religion. The world looked on and prayed, with even some Ulmians joining in, praying that the Thotite empire would collapse, that its corrupted emperors killed, so that a new, benevolent and holy nation might take its place. The nation of the Zelonuma Emiresq decided, due to the attack against Darna, that they should mobilize and fight back. They called upon all the nations of the world to fight back against the Thotites so that they might answer for their crimes. Each nation, from the Zelonuma Emiresq, to the Darna cities, to Isimandia, to the nations of the east, to the Yannis Empire, was asked to contribute ships to a giant fleet, which would sail south and make way for the city of Azoz. There they sought to destroy the Thotite realm, for the good fo the world and even for their own good.
  • Xeran Empire: Due to the disruption of trade in the east, focus on trade and exports focus on the west instead, steadily growing a vast network between Otan, Isimadia and Jasmira. New banks are founded on the western coast in Sarita, Uriel and Gara, pulling their assets away from the focus of conflict. Water mills became fully standard across the empire as well, being utilized in many major river valleys such as in Edom and Tuartha. Emperor Nathon II focuses instead on some of the most sweeping reforms to the military since the Chatna empire. Several key cities in the interior of Tuartha, Usilinago and Edom are designated as main manucaturers of military hardware, churning out a steady supply of armor, mail, spears and weapons at a moment's notice. This is primarily funded by the elite banking guilds, most notably the "Sons of Sutho" primarily located in Seita, the name Sutho being derrived from the Mesallian pagan god of money. The Sutho's banking guild would for a long time hold a love-hate relationship with the Water Merchants that continued to hold prominence outside of Usilinago at this point. Next, Nathon issued an edict that required every household in the empire to provide at least one male for military service. Of course, the earliest verion of this new military beuracracy was rife with exemptions financiala corruption, but the seed was at least planted for a far stronger army than ever previously seen. The Erasidonian units had long since lost meaning to be called "elite", as now their tactics were standard issue among all standard military. Each phalanx is trained three primary offensive formations, the most common being the "wedge formation", and the second most common being the feigned weak center. The Sons of Suttho also helped to supply two massive shipyards on the empire's coast, one located in Neum and the other in Nerimos. Some centuries later, these shipyards would eventually become the basis of the "Mouri Arsenal" of ships long after Xera's existence. Meanwhile, the Water Merchants would be pushed by the competition much further inland south of Edom, eventually finding a fast market in the caravan trade across the southern deserts to Nexii and other nations further south. Although basic crossbows were already developed at this time, they were very slow to being adopted in the military, due to the long-standing tradition of the Azoz elite longbowmen, as well as the relative superiority of the longbow to the crossbow in their early stages. For example, the apocryphal legend of Aren the Hermit shooting a melon of his son's head highlights the relative points of the debate. At this time also, the apostle Formisdas flourished primarily determined to spread the Gospel of Nelrim to the Susalyon and surrounding nomadic peoples. The anonymous apocryphal hagiography, the "Apir Gospel of Infancy", was probably authored by Formisdas himself. Seeing Yannis distracted with their attack against Exhula, Xera declares war on Yannis once again. A large army of troops assembled from Edom and Ephenus cross over to attack the Yannis colonies along the coast. These forces include the elite camel lancers of Edomite nomads, as well as the elite desert guard hired from south Usilinago, and a few balistas and elephants. Organized under General Archaeon, the invasion force primarily utilizes a tactic of multiple channels for splitting the enemy forces as they are confronted. The cavalry of both types are used as skirmishers to surrounded the enemy units, and coerce them into a position vulnerable to a two-pronged assault. Once enough territory is taken in the immediate coast, military engineers are employed to rapidly construct towers and barricades further inland, which combined with the coast line aids to cover both flanks of the invading force in preparation for counter-attack. After these barricades are complete and the invading force pushes further into Yannis territory, their tactics are changed up. The cavalry of both kinds strikes at specifically one side of the enemy force, corresponding to where the Xeran phalanxes are strongest, and then pushes forward to roll up the enemy line and surrouned the weaker side. The coast in question is in the south along the Great Lake, and once that region is secured the army pushes north to ford the river south of the colonial capital on the Gabtrian coastline, seizing the city from the unexpected direction of land. Overall, the army is split into two smaller groups, one striking against the lowlands and the other to the highlands. All the navy was sent to aid our ally Syres, who we call to arms in support of their territory, in position to stop the Darnan fleets from being able to pass through the straits the Syresians control, pushing north far enough to strike the Darnan ships before Yannis could get involved. The bulk of the land military is stationed on the coastal cities to intercept any enemy ships. A system of cranes and nets are designed by Borad the Great to disrupt and break apart enemy ships at one such major city. In the process of upgrading the military, a census is taken. A call of arms is sent to our ally, Emalia, to provide all the military they can to support the war against Yannis. 
    • Emalia: We answer the call to arms by our Messelian brothers, the Thalulities, raising our banners and amassing a force of 50,000 strong, eager to reconquer the East, the massive assault beginning in earnest.
  • Nura Gakan: Chaga Tan begins to enact taxes among the rich and nobles in hopes of maintaining the nation's current amount of money (or gold?). This leads parts of the rich population to view Chaga as a dick. This would anger some people causing the Council of Fire to raise concern over the new taxes, which could be summed up as "We debate for four hours... and nothing changed, it was deadlock..." Within Ulrom organized polytheisic religion begins to take shape with the establishment of new gods and the mixing of others, This leads to the formation of three Main gods (Vangar: The god of strength/Dun: God of peace/Ogkut: God of the intelligent). The state begins to support the idea of people having children left and right, mostly under the idea of "Saxy Times" (which tries to push the idea of younger adults to marry and have childern. When not spending his Mondays and Tuesdays trying to form a new religion.Chaga Tan begins to expand upon the captial of Ulrom with plans of expanding the population and religious centers in hopes of expanding the population of Ulrom.The farming centers of the Two-River region begins to take shape as a new city (Olama) begins to form on the Two-River region mostly used as a de facto trade center of the state, placed at the head of the river delta. Due to this, a fort is built between Ulrom and Olama named Ft. Thots. Mines begin to take shape in the mountain regions, The mines are mostly used to find new gems (which are used by the rich and noblemen to flex on poor people) and iron (for the formation of new weapons.) The military begins mixing horseback riding and bows, this practice is worked upon by training men in the partice on the new frontier. Experiments over Iron armor, leads to debates within army which boils down to "Should we have heavy or light armor?". Gakani farmers begin to set up farms and things of that sort by the Two-River Region. Chaga Tan's begins to expand toward the two rivers (Fleavate River and Decent River), mostly toward the Fleavate River by aggressively sending settlers and troops, this at times would lead to troops raiding tribes across the Flevate river, which at times were led by Chaga Tan, and also where he would find his love with a comrad at arms and become the father of three children (two sons and one daughter). We send our great traveler "Haba Na" to go down the Decent River with the plan of finding new tribes and new rivers.
  • Hythia: Years 328-337 Since the Return of Hythus. Meunarchs Ayrestisis and Jyantus rule over Hythia, but the death of Queen Aymfrodasti in 332 sees Jyantus assume both the crown of Mythadia and a Meunachship in Hythia. This pulls Mythadia from a dynastic union into a personal union, but also creates a great imbalance in the power of the Meunarchs. Ayrestisis attempts to counter this by allying himself with several of the more powerful houses of the Council of Partechs. However, this ploy does not provide the personal and political power needed to counter Mythadia. Jyantus for his part, orders a census of his holdings in Mythadia and a general survey of the population, and also works to repair the damages suffered by the decades of internal strife. Jalor is asked to permit a great road to connect Hythia and Mythadia along the river.[Mod Response] Mythadia’s economy is swiftly integrated into Hythia’s production system, but it could just as well be said as opposite owing to Mythadia’s large population, robust trade networks, and expansive lands. The Mythadian Colonies in the islands are not pursued by King Jyantus as their naval strength remains too great to counter. Hythia and its vassals generally return to peacetime strength, except for a contingent of 20,000 Hythian and Joredeshi troops stationed to prevent any further incursions by Solicia.
  • Yannis Empire: The empire emphasizes that Yannians respect women. Whereas the horrid Thotites oppress women, and have had 1,000 wars against the people of Edom for the sole purpose of disenfranchising women. With the aid of the Yannians the Edomite people were able to fight back against the Thotites and fight for women to be respected. The Thotites must be destroyed for oppressing women. “RESPECT WOMEN,” says the Yannian envoy to the Edomites. “WE RESPECT WOMEN,” reads a great stone obelisk donated to the Emalians. Thus the world cries in response that they yearn for the death of the Azozi monster. The Anointed One holds his ear to the calls of the planet, and hears the people call for freedom and civility. The world thirsts for blood to punish the Thotites, but the Anointed One’s wisdom and dedication to peace leads him to seek a civilized solution. But when the Thotites threaten innocent people and attack us, the Yannians are forced to put a stop to them. It will henceforth be known that, on account of the Thotites being not a nation but an animalistic wilderness, the Yannis Empire claims that entire empty area so that we can begin to colonize it and bring civilization to it. Meanwhile, the war to liberate the lands held by Exhula continues, with Yannian forces marching south. An ultimatum is sent to Exhula offering a very fair and simple peace offer. We demand that the northwest colony in its entirety be ceded to a Yannian government, and we demand that Exhula follow the universal laws of humanity. These laws stipulate that no state can outlaw the Yannian faith, or harm it or discriminate against it, as that would rob innocent people from righteous salvation. Additionally the Exhulans must outlaw the Ulm faith, cease alliance or correspondence with the Thotites, and outlaw Thotite public schools or other extremist institutions. After this is faithfully undertaken, there will be no conflict with the Exhulans. The navy has triumphed, and sees great expansion. After harming the Thotites thoroughly, the Yannian navy of the west sails to meet with the Darnan alliance, so that the Thotites can be destroyed. In the west we continue our defense of the homeland and in controlling the eastern straits. The Thotite lands have been annexed by the empire, and we will begin to make that so by crushing the Thotite rebellion. When the infidels foolishly attack what they think are “colonies” they will find that the forces of justice have been preemptively risen, and due to our control over the straits a great army from the Yannis Empire will reinforce them.
  • Glorious Empire of Vhaynos: A time of great peace has passed once again with the growth of our lands and riches continuing. We continue our exploration of the southern landmass to the south exploring the Western and eastern shores of it. Meanwhile, sailors follow the Monsoons wind patterns into the Southwest of Dakal. Meanwhile, the other colony on the island also becomes independent under a Rej now. The explorations of Lands west of Ri'Kiva continues as well with the explorers coming from Rhythnos. Meanwhile, land is expanded under for agricultural uses. Jadalan continues it assimilation and integration into the Vhaynosi society with about 43% of it being Vhaynosi now. A royal marriage is conducted between the Timoi Son and the Jadalani Kings daughter in order to further tie them to us. The Royal Cartographic society continues to be successful in its creation of a map for us to use. We continue our expansion of our navy with more Dhows being created and such. Some eager explorers do launch an expedition into the forbidden western waters hoping to find a path to cross the dangerous seas. We recontinue our exploration of eastern seas but also sponsor inland expedition north into the Lands of Svergar and beyond them into the demon grasslands. The desert cities continue to thrive from trade.
  • Thïgæ: The peaceful and prosperous decades put the nation of Thïgæ in a good position. Yithït VII asks for forgivness for his fathers actions against Sonaredar and tries to form better ties with Sonaredar. Rivers continue to be a good transportation system; however, for the west and north of the empire, this is a problem, as roads are primitive in Thïgæ due to its reliance on water travel. Therefore, the government starts to build roads to rural regions in the east. The claimed island southeast of Thïgæ has a settlement built on it, made of almost completely of limestone bricks. Some men begin to venture east again, although not as far as the archipelago in the farnortheast. Instead, they explore the area south of the three islands near the eastern edge of the known world, which looks to be part of a larger archipelago. The far northeast continues to be unexplored, although lands noth of the Eborites are. Sugarcane (and sugar by extension), salt, papyrus (which is made into paper), fruits, lime, cotton, fish, grain, oil, potatoes, and timber continue to be the main exports of Thïgæ, while land is cleared to make enough room for growing produce. The coasts and areas around rivers continue to be rapidly ruralized. Expansion continues east and north, where all land up to the westernmost mountain is claimed. The stars start to be graphed, with constilations being made to help guide sailors. There is a horse in the sky, along with a palace (where the gods are fabled to be) and others. The first university is made for sons of nobility to study in. Rotharque continues to expand in Thïgæ.
  • Drachenia: loss after loss, the Kingdom fails to claim sweet victory driving Heidegger mad. He orders the sending of spies to the confederacy to see what they do that have allowed them to outsmart the Drachenian Army. Scouts are deployed around the mountains on every single position. Settlements continue to the southeast and northwest. Scouting bases are posted on the mountains with horse messengers being used to monitor movements from across the mountain and send any intel to the armies to avoid the mistake from last time. Defenses are put up with further fortifications used. With new recruits, a new strategy is thought out. This will determine the fate of the latest events. The armed forces well equipped and with extra cavalry support go east of the mountains to avoid assault from the mountains. Archers near the alpine regions are left in trees to further support the defense. This time with recruits arriving from all over the Konigreich all the way from Wasser, a total army nearing ten thousand strong push into the flatter region where our troops can have the higher ground by movement. Using camp sights on the top of the mountains, with as many supplies as the heartland of Drachenia can offer, the nation's men are sent down the mountains to fight the men below by coming down the mountains giving them the higher ground. With troops being distracted at both ends, the goal is to drive the confederacy's armies to positions they cannot prepare for and at the end, have both armies of the Drachenians converge and push into the confederacy. These troops consist of recently taken in Tribal Drachenian Loyalists with advanced training given during the last decade and other men wanting to give their heart out in the war numbering 6,000 in total for the “mountaineers”. The navy continues to focus on patrols. As the citizens learn to cope with the war and at least be happy that they've been blessed to not be conquered by the enemies and that their husbands, fathers, and sons may rest in peace, joy, and happiness in their afterlife. Life goes on as usual with the youth continuing to look into scholarly works. The nation's harvest end up concluding with great results. To ensure corrections are further made from last time, a fallback line equipped with defenses and prestationed supplies is developed and stations have been put along the face of the mountains to ensure troops can go on the defensive with attacking troops below from an angle giving our armies more of an advantage.
  • Mesallian Culture: During this time foreign affairs was dominated by the many fruitless wars against the Yannis Empire occurring around the Mesallian world. In the Syresian Straits the many Mesallian colonies of the region primarily decided to support the coalition of nations against the Xeran Empire, on account of witnessing the Xeran raid in the region, or having bought into the Darnan legends of it at the time. Completely surrounded by states who were allied to the Zelonuma Emiresq, many of the Mesallian cities lent parts of their small navies toward this coalition. Most cities, however, would remain neutral during this conflict. Across the channel in the Yannian continent, a number of new settlements are believed to have been formed during this time, including a town on the northern coast known as Istranos, and on the western coast a city named Ismon. The former would eventually combine with the smaller Syresian trading post across the river, becoming a strong kingdom of Mesallian and Syresian influences. In the east the province of Ephenus would play a role in the war against the Yannis Empire, as Xeran soldiers passed through the region to reach cities such as Ixima or Tik’akna. In the Great Lakes the Yannians heavily impact the culture of the region, particularly in the north and other places bordering Yannian states. After the death of Neoptolanus VI Gephanus, the smaller Mesallian state in the region came to be ruled by Neoptolanus VII Teclanus, who would wed the daughter of the Tohatian king. During his reign the Yannian religion is believed to have become well established in his kingdom, with a number of noblemen adopting the religion as their own. Overall the Mesallian religion remained the dominant religion among the royalty and administrators, but the lower-classes became a mixture of Yannian, Tahuan Enulmism, Uloyisan, and in small numbers Emalian.
    • Xeran Dip: We call on our alliances with the nations of the Mesallian archipelago, having the strongest navies in the region due to our previous support, to aid the empire to repel the attacks of the Darnan fleets
  • Telachitul Republic: Mostly focused on expansion, Unafir seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to like a shit ton, LMAO). The set of symbols now being called Eltaphu continues its development under the priests of Icrodel. Slow progress continues being made, with a basic alphabet starting to take shape, But outside of the temples, standards remain wildly inconsistent, with average traders using a haphazard mix of proper Eltaphu, foreign characters, and even drawings. However, the system is advanced enough for a priest named Mexotautl compiling the first book of Icrodel myths and prayers, called Eveiel. Seeing the value in this development, Unafir continues Armeera's policy of funding both the scholars who hope to advance Eltaphu, as well as the Icrodel religion itself, working to maintain temples. The Republic's exploration also continues. In the south, much of the planned expansion is complete. In the north, the Republic hopes for a more peaceful mode of colonization. Trade continues to bring the region deeper in the Republic's sphere of influence. The ultimate goal is to expand northward and incorporate the less organized communities peacefully into the Republic. Without the south taking as much effort, the republic is able to expand north more rapidly. In addition, the reign of Unafir sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements begin to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake see moderate growth. With operations on the coast going smoothly, Unafir seeks to make further progress inland. Obviously, this leads to more resistance as the republic's trade and naval advantages are largely moot, but the vast superiority of Telchitul weaponry means moderate expansion is possible, and any foreigners likely can't pose a credible threat to the republic. In addition, the expansion inland gives the republic a convenient source of slaves, particularly from a resistant group the republic calls the Telabarbur. As a result, slavery begins to proliferate, mostly across the rural regions of the republic, serving as a moderate boon to the agrarian sectors of the economy. However, the constant threat of attack leads Unafir to start investing in a more organized militia system, which he hopes to formalize over the next decade. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitate relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading. Hearing reports of a potentially hostile force in the north, Unafir tries to contact llocal tribes to gather more information. Worried about conflcit, he also works to make sure the republic has a powerful enough standing military, and tries to incentivize tribes to join his side in any conflict.
  • Syres: In response to the war breaking out between the Yannis Empire and the Xeran Empire, the nation of Syres decides to support the Xerans. Although the nation has no intention of following through with an invasion of Yannis directly, or any other state in the far north, the nation decides it will limit access through the straits and engage at sea. Although the more anti-Azozian and anti-Ulmian of Syres argue in favor of letting the fleet pass through to destroy the Xerans, especially after legends of the Xeran attack reach Syres, it is considered in the city’s best interests to repulse the fleet from entering the straits. The city of Syres has little interest in fighting a full scale war at sea, and it is hoped that the show of force will compel the assembled enemy fleet to not engage, as to not worsen relations further with Syresian trade partners. On land the city decides to pursue a policy of ensuring that the Mesallian city-states of the region are subservient to Syres, beginning with a military campaign across the channel to enforce a loose confederacy over the various city-states of the region. This force quickly turns to protecting said states against incursions by Yannian allies, such as the nation of Benekundon.

Emalia: Emalia is fractured into two, the Messelian North and the Emalian South, still retaining ancient Emalian tradition and religion, ruled by women as the north,where Emalia was founded, falls to the male dominated Messelian culture, effectively forming two states under one. Generations upon generations of Emalians descended frkm the Holy Emalian Explorers, now the HOLY Emalian Guard have settled in and propgrated in Alsoba, and have came to dominate the land, effectively making it a part of greater Emalia with Emalian rules and customs, even coming under the rule of an Emalian Queen, Sheba, becoming a much needed bastion of Emalian tradition and religion. Under the rule of Queen Peophetess Sheba, Alsoba and Southern Emalia unite to form the Holy State of Ema, declaring to be both a part of and separate from Emalia. Northern Emalia pays little heed to this unification as they are occupied with the war in the Yannian East

  • Sillan Republic: Cabeza Banzena views the Ulmist faith with much interest and after much contemplation, personally adopts it. As a public display of her faith, a priest anoints her with oil, with an audience numbering in the hundreds of thousands consisting primarily of aristocrats. While she seeks to maintain the separation of state and church doctrine, and the secular character of the central government, she nevertheless sponsors the establishment of a new city on the site of where the first Ulmists (Irrulmians from Exhulans) were believed to have first landed. This city is named Banzenopolī, after herself, and will be centered around a massive Ulmist temple. The 650 Census places the percentage of Ulmists as a percentage of the total population at 8%, due to strong natural growth as well as a rise in conversions due to the highly-publicized conversion of the Cabeza of the faith. Despite this, the Cabeza continues to conduct ancestral veneration rites and patronize the Sillan folk religion, as part of her policy of religious toleration. Meanwhile, the problem of tobacco and recreational marijuana eventually reaches the Imperial Court, with the Cabeza – a well-known user of both – ruling in favor of its legality. However, the popularity of the two products becomes massively inflated in the Makuku provinces, and a bubble burst leaves many small-scale producers bankrupt. Many of these farmers begin to cultivate a wider variety of cash crops in order to pay off their debts as soon as possible. Others sell off their properties (as the soil quality has been damaged by the attempts to establish these monocultures) to Sillan or Sillo–Makuku landlords, and instead, choose to become plantation workers in Silla proper (thus being placed under limited legal protections as laborers, and attaining a stable source of income). The consolidation of extremely-small estates is completed. Meanwhile, the usage of clay tablets to record each household and its constituents is enforced, in order to conduct more accurate population counts and crack down on tax evasion (especially as people settle the frontier). Meanwhile, to promote connectivity of the frontier to Silla proper, the roads are enlarged and canals are built. Similarly, many smaller settlements (such as hamlets and villages) are consolidated into towns – thus making them more accessible as well as improving access to necessary social services. The promotion of pro-natalist policies and programs to further augment population growth continues. All idle land is exploited, and terracing is used to increase the amount of cultivated land. Furthermore, improvements in grain storage, irrigation, tools, organic fertilizers; and the introduction of root crops in marginal lands such as hill-slopes and dry soils (where they do not compete with traditional staples); further augment agricultural output.
  • Beraba: Wahanassattee, brother of Hantaywee and Crown Princess Aleshanee, expels all priests and priestesses from Cohibos in retaliation for the punishment of his sister. However, he allows a self-proclaimed prophet to remain in the city. This prophet, known as Taheton, preaches that the five gods are only aspects of one supreme being. Taheton’s interpretation of the Fivefold Faith is also not as harsh as the orthodox practice, and thus absolves Hantaywee of all her alleged crimes against the faith. One prominent member of the Tangakwunu, Tsiyi, is able to successfully predict a solar eclipse. Some see it as a sign from the gods, but the other members of the Tangakwunu consider it a massive leap forward in astronomy. The growing population, which is predicted to eclipse one million in the coming decades, requires more food and farmland. As a result, many settlers spill into the fertile lands east of Lake Conylt. Some of the most popular crops are winter cereals such as wheat, barley, and rye, as well as fruits such as dates and mangoes, and legumes such as peanuts, soybeans, and peas. Trade continues with traditional trading partners such as Qera, Makuku, and Gahren, with Beraban traders seeking out new markets in the lands to the east.

651-660

If you have not posted in the previous turn yet, feel free to do so. The Yannian invasion reaches as far as the Ettyian Coast, with the northwest colony being under Yannian de facto jurisdiction. Hundreds of Ulmians are killed or captured, or flee from the colony to neighboring parts of Exhula, while an Exhulan resistance to Yannian rule persists. The Yannians suffer 2,000 casualties during this time attempting to restore order, while the Exhulans suffer numerous civilian casualties.

The Emalian-Xeran attack of the Yannian allies in the north culminates in the Siege of Ixima, which results in a Yannian defeat. The Emalians suffer 6,100 casualties, the Xerans suffer 8,300 casualties, while the Temayalians suffer 16,100 casualties. The attack in the south culminates in the Battle of Temayal, which results in a Yannian defeat. The Xerans suffer 8,500 casualties, while the Temayalians suffer 14,000 casualties. However, due to disease and a lack of supplies, in the north the Emalians suffer an additional 5,000 casualties and the Xerans suffer 10,000 casualties. In the south the Xerans suffer an additional 21,000 casualties. Eastern Emalia and western Temayala likewise remains on the edge of a famine.

The leader of the Jalor permits the construction of roads linking the nation to Hythia in the east and Mithadia in the west.

The nation of Drachenia achieves a victory over the southern tribes and Umanegen. Drachenia suffers another 2,500 casualties over the course of its prolonged campaign, with Umanegen offering peace to Drachenia in exchange for offering tribute and slaves.

In Emalia a major revolt occurs, as supporters of Queen Sheba and the traditional Emalian culture attempt to oust the King of (Northern) Emalia, Igneous II. At the same time the nation of Alsoba also launches a rebellion in order to achieve its independence once more, killing many Emalian settlers in the south.

During the reign of Brihmdratha II in the Paotualma Empire a revolt occurs in Benysira, with the Benysirans asking nearby nations such as Solcia and Qaryaat for aid. In the east of the empire a rival claimant to the throne also gains a foothold in the Far East, forming the Kingdom of Koshaveda.

  • Yannis Empire: We now own the Thotite region, the region formerly owned by the Thotites. It is a part of our nation as a territory. It has been conquered by us, and all those who refuse to recognize that are in open rebellion. The Thotite animals are to be tamed and hunted into extinction, so that the area we annexed can be settled. We spring our trap against them and invade in several parts. First the army stationed in Tik’akna marches into Ixima, while the army of the north lands at Idasimos to surround the Emalians completely. The third detachment lands near Marlios to threaten the capital. The army of southern Tik’akna invades southern Temayal, concurrent to the invasion from the eastern provinces. Tohatia and the east focus their efforts on marching west now that Exhula has been pacified, with the army in the colony remaining to restore order. The fleet of the Great Lakes is used to land another portion in eastern Emalia. In total six armies are dispatched, with reinforcements routinely being raised and transported across the straits into the allied and righteous nations of the south. Now that the Thotites have launched their rebellion, the number of soldiers in the Yannis homeland guarding the coast increases, and the entirety of the western fleet will now regroup with the many allies of the west to destroy all resistance. Holy Men land in the western colony and march south toward Canim. They are told that they must allow us entry or face utter destruction. The navy will surround Syres and offer it the chance to survival if it allows us passage. If not the nation and its allies are prepared to level the city of Syres. In the meantime the invasion will proceed south and reach the city of Neum by land. The Yannians will then march on Azoz and have that city razed. We ask the Kingdom of Erasidon to join our righteous crusade against the Thotites.
  • Emalia: The sudden arrival of Yannian forces in Eastern Emalia via the Great Lakes plunges the already vulnerable region into widespread and full scale famine, depopulating Eastern Emalia for generations, with survivors moving westward to fertile ground, where the Ema River flows. This famine plagues all who are in Eastern Emalia, including the Yannian invasion force, who are cut off from retreat via the small garrison of Emalian troops stationed there, ports of entry and exit burnt down, supply lines cut in hit and run tactics, all the Yannians can do is starve in a foreign land, with the forces of the Great Lakes who joined the Yannians meeting a similar fate. News of the Yannian arrival and the subsequent famine in the east sweeps the nation, both prompting fear in the hearts of many, realizing that Yannis and her allies, nature, and even Emalians are against Emalia, threatening our existence. The time for civil war must end, lest Emalia and the Emalian people are destroyed by ourselves and by the world. In the interest of preserving Emalia's existence, a peace is brokered between the North and the South, with King Igneous II and Queen Sheba marrying, their union producing the child Aphide. Igneous II, threatened by both Sheba and other Messelian pretenders, makes his way to Iximia, the sight of the greatest Emalian military victory since the Battle of Western Edom during the time of Igneous. In Iximia, Igneous II takes his Loyalist forces of 20,000 strong, intercepting the besieging force from Tik’akna sent to besiege Iximia, proving vital in the Defense of Iximia before entering the city. In Iximia, Igneous II proclaims himself as the "Emperor of the East" and heavy defense fortifications are put into place, with soldiers stationed both inside and outside the outskirts of the city, with pronged attacks and defensive walls of men being prominent in Emalian tactics, entrapping Yannians to fight an endless war sending multitudes of men to Iximia to die. In Emalia itself, the entire nation fortifies, the era being known as "Fortress Emalia." Queen Sheba holds title as both Queen of Emalia and Queen of Asobla. However, Alsoba is made into a separate political entity once again so their rebellion may cease, with powers dictated to a Council as Queen Sheba spends the majority of her reign in Ema.
  • Xeran Empire: The prestige and historical significance of the Battle of Ghanis had paled in comparison to that of the Siege of Ixima. The former being a defensive victory against the Yannis invasion, and now the latter acheived a major offensive victory against the Yannis Empire, causing their first such defeat in their 800-year history. Nathon II personally conducted much of the military campaign, moving his headquarters to the city of Ephenus closer to the border, while General Archaleon commanded in the field. Nathon issued a proclamation across the entire empire, which was also distributed to many other parts of the Letsian continent. This victory marks a turning point toward the liberation of religious freedom, the end of Yannian domination over Letsia, and a shatterling blow against the dark forces of Drokksid in heaven. Messallis and Syres are reached out to, asking to utlize their navies in the war. Now that Yannis has cut off the strait and severed connection to the invaluable spice trade in the Far East, the opportunity is ripe to break open that trade once again, now that Yannis is weakened. The Great Lakes, long since in close communication with Azoz, is asked to likewise join in the conflict to expand their territory northward, seeing it as the best solution to the current power vacuum. Most leaders in the empire hope the nations of Exhula, Qera and Sillas likewise aids the conflict to push Yannis off the continent, knowing the recent defeats Exhula suffered to the ruthless conquerors, and their mutual sympathy for the realms of Nelrim. Niani and Xenuelen are also sent secret messages through the Mesallian colonies, proclaiming that their salvation is at hand, and their individual religions held for many centuries will be freely practiced once more with the ever-weakening power of Yannis. These nations are not given any actual support, but are nonetheless stirred up in rebellion to cause further confusion and disruption within the sphere of Yannis. In Phorintheon, Lawrenx the Bold continues to organize the tribal confederacies of the Atnosians in mutual contempt for Yannis rule, although he has been forced recently to operate in exhile with the recent disruption of communicaton. In Temayal, General Archaleon helps to organize a Satrapy-like administration over the region, while at the same time preparing the military for Yannis' reprisal. Law and order become the first priority, which was not always an easy feat as quite a few citizens in the region would senselessly scream that the local authorities were "wild animals". Careful rationing of local resources was implemented, caring primarily to the children, women and elderly in Temayal indiscriminently, as in the order perscribed by Nerlim's virtues. The Apostle Formosos was tasked with spreading religion of Ulm in the region, as has always existed to some extent since the days of Ioximander the Great. He proclaimed at the Acropolis of Temayal that the human sacrifices of Yannis will be practiced no more, and mutual human decency, respect and honor will be a standard of all people. In the Great Mausoleum of Ixima, all the corpses in the tomb are removed and desecrated, being the forefathers of this brutish civilization, and thus high officers of Drokksid in the afterlife. All the precsious metals and jewels in the Mausoleum are looted, but the impressive architecture of the building itself was left intact, now repurposed as a Monestary. However, simultaenous to these actions it was necessary to prepare immediately for the counterattack. A sizable amount of troops are raised on the eastern coast and Neum, and along with the bulk of the navy are sent to Syres immediatley, helping shore up every defense of the city in preparation of Yannis' arrival. Earthened mounds are added to the walls of Syres all the way up to the coast, with numerous smaller forts and barricades at key locations surrounding the city. In such a way, it becomes physically impossible to besige the city directly after their ports have been closed, without any land to stand on. With the resources of Temayel being very limited, the majority of the military cannot remain in the region very long, especially as food is rationed to the civilians, and thus are scattered out in a renewed attack. With reinforcements sent from Sephimora, the occupation forces in Temayel are split in two. The first army seized control of the central highlands of the colony, and utilized the high ground as a strong defense against Yannis' attacks. Rows of hoplites are stationed at specific narrow mountain passes, covering all flanks to the military position. The archers use gravity of the high ground and the incredible range of the Azoz longbow to reign death down on the approaching forces. After softening the enemy with their failed assaults against the high ground, the lancer cavalry makes their charge downhill, supported by hoplites in a weakened center formation. It is felt crucial to utilize the rough terrain to our advantage, as such mountainous climates is what proves Yannis' mounted archers the most useless. The second army is sent along the coast of the Great Lake, striking quickly against the Yannian shipyards and destroying the navy in harbor. Crossbows are utilized for the first time offensively in this army, including a cache of fire arrows dowsed in olive oil and wool. These fire arrows are used primarily against the enemy ships in harbor, setting fire to as much as possible. The second army is also tasked with dealing with the Yannian army moving west from Exhula, stopping them before arriving at Teyamal. First, a series of quick barricades and makeshift forts are made by the military engineers, blocking off the north flank and supporting the other flank by the Lake. In this battle, the army breaks up the Yannis' attacks with a series of quick skirmishes by the cavalry, both lancers and Edomite, and the crossbow archers. After the military is finished with that battle, they rush back in the direction of Temayal to close in on the Yannis forces from behind, catching them in being surrounded. then the remainder are taken out with each individual phalanx following a folding line formation. In the north, Yannis' additional military has fallen into our "trap" as well. As soon as the invasion of Yannis proceeds southward away from the coastline, a third army of Xera lands near the coast as well to pursue them, led by General Noosents. The third army is tasked to seize control of the coastline behind the Yannis military, cutting off their supply line and forcing them into being surrounded between the Xeran and Emalian armies. This military follows fairly standard formations, with multiple lines to disrupt the initial enemy attacks, and then close in with a wedge formation flanked by lancers and longbowmen. All three of these armies are backed heavily by reinforcements coming through Emalia from Azoz, with a tentative fourth army of purely new conscripts stationed in Temayal to support the supply lines to Armies One and Two. Even after all these armies are placed in position, a large reserve force remains in Neum awaiting to be shipped out to either front on transports. Meanwhile, upgrades to the military continue being made back in Azoz, with a completley new armor design prepared by the engineer Klanton. Klantonian armor consists of interlocking shingles for maximum dexterity, as well as a sloped half-helmet to deflect blows of enemy weapons, even a khopesh. In the far west, the Garan navy is greatly expanded on the orders of private merchants, hoping to offset the lack of trade coming from the east as a result of the war with Yannis. The navy begins charting farther south along the coast beyond Nexii.
  • Tsardom of Algeorgia: We agree to become Hythia's tributary in exchange for their protection and an alliance. Tsar Konstatantin I orders the construction of balistas on the Great Wall of Algeorgiaville. The tsar creates the elite Royal Guard which is trained by the great military leader: Grigory Zhokovich. We expand our army and begin building dirt roads in most of the mayor cities. In the town of Dodoiseville a citizen authors the book: The Three Stars of the Lake. The book becomes so popular that it is read by the tsar himself.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: The Zelonuma Emiresq proceeds with its invasion of Azoz, amassing the largest navy it can muster. It joins with the ships of the western states, the Darnan cities, the Mesallians, and the Yannians, to destroy the Thotites for their reprehensible targeting of civilians and innocent people. We seek to eliminate the government that facilitates this, and help the Yannis Empire restore order in its new provinces of Azoz. Luckily, the entirety of the world has now allied against the Thotites to deliver a very clear message; we all hate the Thotites, please stop. If Syres does not open the straits we will force our way through. At the same time land forces also arrive in the north. Darnan ships ferry soldiers to the colonies north of Syres, until a great army is amassed in the north. As they have considered the Thotites nothing more than pirates, for their senseless attacks against them, the states of Isimandia join in and dispatch a great fleet to the south. They find that the Xeran fleet is solely distracted elsewhere, and so they invade Eskaladun and prepare to liberate that nation. Thousands of people eager to help destroy the Thotites arrive and set up a free government.
  • Qera: As the Qeran throne passed from the Princess Zoelle III to her son Ycas V seven years ago the country has now a more-or-less hotblooded and more sane person in charge. The good relations with Exhula cause Qera to enter the war against Yannis. The entrance is delayed, since the military had to be kept in the Odzeba (former Adjiba) county to put down smaller rebellions and a riot from miners there. Secret Now the larger navy and 6,000 men are mobilized to defend the coastal parts of Exhula against Yannis, fearing to be their next victim. The best tacticians and generals are gathered from all parts of the realm to prepare for battle. Secret end To coordinate the attacks more efficiently, the generals travel to the Exhulan capital to discuss strategies and secure the supply lines (EXHULA RESPONSE, PLEASE). The archery is now fully equipped with obsidian headed arrows that will replace the former flintstone and catapults are built in large scale. The sawlike weapons are still used as the standard weapon, but they are now less of a club with decreasing the size of the wide wooden paddle on which the smaller blades are attached to. The construction is stabilized with additional smaller metal strings. The army prepares to fight in rough terrain rather than open plains, to make their jungle fight tactics more effective. In winter of 658 the first army under General Yshdlama "the darkhearted" of Qerixexeha crosses the Hbeccver River and officially joins the war. They meet up with smaller units and take their march to the frontline in the north. Prince Ycas V personally permits to start war atrocities, torture and sacrifice if necessary. Meanwhile, the murdering of civilians is punishable by death, pillaging or rape is to be punished as the commander sees fit. Medicine takes further advances as well when a clothbook was found, that details various recipes for medicaments, a small encyclopedia of healing herbs and instructions for an eye surgery. It also gives instructions on how to amputate limbs from a conscious person. To achive this, the wounded/infected limb is put in boiling coconut oil and then cut off. Before the procedure the patient has to drink at least one bottle of hard liquor. Trade with Beraba, Makuku, Exhula and Xera continues in smaller scale due to the war going on. The mines in the south prove to be very worthy as they can produce the iron that takes usually three years in just one. Minerals and steel are sold in large amounts, the same with spices. A small expansion southward is made, claiming land south of the smaller Hqâver River to the south and an expansion to the west, where more oases are conquered in the desert (30 px to the southwest).
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 338-347 Since the Return of Hythus. Meunarch Jyantus and his rival Meunarch Ayrestisis engage in a series of political maneuvers attempting to outflank each other. Meunarch Jyantus appeals to the religious powers of Hythia, forging strong ties to the Cult of Hythus, Cult of Bysulus, and Cult of Tykus, the three largest and most influential religious organizations in the nation. Meunarch Ayrestisis appeals to the higher nobility of Hythia. His efforts see increasing autonomy among the outer regions of Hythia with the nobles gaining increased influence. By the end of the decade Meunarch Ayrestisis’ and Jyantus’ rivalry devolves into informal warfare. Jyantus and his forces destroy Ayrestisis’ smaller army at a battle near Gyt. With the support of Hythia’s major religious factions, and several of Mythadia’s correspondent religious groups, Jyantus is crowned Myrnech of the Holy Empire of Hythus. He quickly extends an offer of vassalage to Jalor, offering to take the kings’ first daughter as a wife. [Mod response] Work continues on the repair of the Mythadian economy, and many veterans are settled across the newly captured south of both Mythadia and Hythia. Agricultural production increases due to the expansion of farmlands, the use of human, bovine, and equestrian excrement to enrich soil, and the construction of canals and tythoruses for irrigation. Crop-rotation strategies become more entrenched and more effective. In addition, subsidies are given to farmers to establish more large-scale fish, mollusk, crustacean, and seaweed farms in and along the river banks and coasts of both nations. The population grows immensely due to increased wealth and nutrition.
  • Tsimdomdu Kingdom "Weorekrura culture": This decade is one of the most compelling of classical-era Autinira, primarily due to it being cited as the death of an older nation and the beginning of a new one. Numerous historical things that would shape the contemporary nation would ensure: the rapid decline of tribalism, centralization of religion and written language, the development of advanced war technologies, the end of the short hereditary-rulership within the Tsimdomdu Kingdom, the first religious schism of Erapishi, and most of all, the start of the Great War period of the Weorekrura. The culture itself, as debated among contemporary scholars, died nearly seven centuries prior, but in terms of tribal warlord structure, nothing had changed; The culture remained relatively the same, but had itself only become further advanced by new ideas and themes created within a relatively short time. Coinage is developed around this time. After the king decides to declare religious persecution against the Erapishi followers due to their rise in local politics, a declaration of independence is made by the State of Ibiyari due to religious genocide, and war is declared and overseen by the prophet Okomi. With a ragtag militia supporting roughly 1,500 soldiers, many of the citizens in the region believe for the war to be lost for the religion. Before any major surrenders are given, the prophet Okomi delivers his Speech of Khord, which would later be transcribed into the Book of Okomi in the Testament of Integrity. His speech declares that the god Khasar "The Terrible" lives inside Tsimdomdu; That his acts of immorality, lack of forgiveness, and general lack of acceptance has resulted in what he believes to be the prelude to the apocalypse. He tells the citizens of Ibiyari that, if they wish to give into Tsimdomdu, that they are no different than the beasts that are described in the depths of the underworld; that they are no different than the monsters that Khasar uses to kill those that bring light and justice; that they are no different than the reasons for why the religious genocide occurs in the first place. His speech is accepted with honor and pride, and citizens soon see the State of Ibiyari as a physical representation of what Sukh "The Fair" and Eldegai "The Wonderful" wish for a society; what they wished for at the beginning of time in the Book of Yzione: "A state where life is preserved, where life prospers, and most of all, is against the moral corruption that comes with Khasar and his evil doings." The army itself becomes more and more populated, holding a newfound 4,000 peoples, with 500 being that of women supporters. In 100 MU the first campaign along the river is made as 1400 soldiers equipped with close-hand daggers, extensive spears, and war shields begin movement into territory owned by the Tsimdomdu where there existed a large foundation of the Erapishi population. Persecuted by a mere 500 Tsimdomdu loyalists, the campaign was successful in pushing back their defenses and resulting in the first Ibiyari victory, although it felt like it was more or less as expected, and that the war was only going to get worse from that point. Gaining an additional 20,000 citizens, propelling the population to 35,000, a militia is founded in the region known as the Mulyan "Minute" Men, primarily due to the original clan Mulya having the strength of responding to war in an efficient response system back during the period of the Five Tribes. The second campaign takes place in the following weeks as the Battle of Kosa (the farthest city along the river) begins. It lasts very long, with brutality and fierce combat shown. However, the battle is soon a victorious feat listed for the State of Ibiyari, ending the decade out with a prideful new state and a declining old country.
  • Irian Culture: After the disastrous campaign of 636, Nebo the Tyrant was deposed by a revolt of the nobility that had no confidence in his rule. The revolt was the first of several which would plague Solcia in the coming years, and shatter the very foundations of its society. By the 650s, the country is in the deep turmoil of a third civil war. Finally, a strong claimant comes along: a member of Nebo's dynasty named Tarus Vacus Ludum. He manages to wrestle the opposing factions into submission and seize the throne, albeit only by the ill means of kinslaying, deception and bribery. Like his cousin Nebo, Tarus is a bad king. Basing his style of governance on the way of the Thrydacians, he quickly gathers a host of enemies that wish to see him out of power. Some enlightened folk, noticing a trend, would be happier to do away with kings entirely. Tarus' reign, beginning in 652, would come to be known as the "Last Tyranny". Three years into the reign, Varos Greos assembles a coalition of like-minded aristocrats and soldiers, and, with the support of the people, overthrows the king of Solcia for the last time, declaring a republic. This act, marking the end of the Solcian monarchy, coincides with similar changes that are sweeping across the Irian world. Many city-states have adopted more democratic systems of government that are less reliant on intensely powerful individuals to maintain them. Written constitutions replace older, unwritten laws, and the leaders in charge of a nation are increasingly seen as representatives of the people, and expected to act as such.
  • Exhulan Empire: Although our recent defeats have caused many casualties and been major problems for us, the arrogant Yannians have found that in the colony they occupy they have no base to work on, and are forced to put down constant rebellions by the people there. Although they attempt to cover it up and rant about how they are "rescuing the people we have corrupted in our land," this largely falls flat due to the fact that Yannis never owned that land to begin with, and all of its tens of thousands of inhabitants are Exhulans, not Yannians. even the followers of the Yannian religion that exsisted in the area turn against Yannis, and greatly aid in our counterattack into the region in 656. we gather up our remaining men (with the additional recruitment of more) and launch a counterattack against Yannis. we do this by playing to our strengths, setting up a major defensive formation in the area between the ciast province of the Ettyian Coast and the Yannian attackers pushing down that successfully fends them off, leading them to try to consolidate their gains in our colony. We then gather and attack, using our navy to transport huge numbers of troops in assaults all along the coast to capture coastal cities from the invaders (playing to our strengths in the area) before finally at the end, we launch a major offensive into the southernmost river in the region, sailing our navy up the rivers and attacking the cities from their ports and landing thousands of soldiers to secure them, attempting to cut off the Yannian forces occupying the area below from reinforcements while at the same time launching a counterattack into the region from the south, hoping to divide and destroy Yannian forces with about one-half of our forces dedicated to each, although the river attack has slightly less men. (Algorithm needed) The assistance of Qera with their aid of many thousands of troops is also greatly beneficial in this. The major distraction of Yannis with our ally the Xeran Empire and their arrogant assumption they will be able to pacify the tens of thousands of Exhulan inhabitants of the region well moving many of their troops away to fight Xera proves their undoing in this, as we are able to successfully outnumber them on many occasions due to this. When we counter-invade our territory that Yannis has stolen, a massive revolt occurs among the populace of the region against Yannian Authorities, as Yannian mass prosecutions of many of the citizens for their religions (Murdering the Ulmians and Irrulmians and greatly discriminating against and persecuting Hcctaal followers (who are the majority of the population - despite what Yannis insists) in the region and butchering thousands of civilians in the invasion). Meanwhile, while Yannis arrogantly assumes their navy has crushed ours completely after winning a few battles, they are quickly proven incorrect in this assumption when we send hundreds more of our ships against them, successfully winning several naval engagments and allowing us to dominate the waters around Atnosia. This is also largely due to the shifted attentions of the Irrosian Kingdom, our vassal, who previously had not participated in these naval engagments but now dedicate their massive fleet to it, allowing us to succeed. The raising of 8,000 men from throughout the empire (as two decades have now passed since the initial muster) results in minor food issues in many parts of the empire which threaten to get worse, but luckily we are able to import large amounts of food from neighboring nations to stave off food shortages, in addition to the rationing that begins to be put in place. Trade with Beraba, Gahren, Qera, Sillas, and Teninukal continues flourishing during this turn. Finally, we agree to Qeras' offer to coordinate our armies and tactics). (More to come).
  • Taivaie Kingdom: In the lands of the Taiiel Delta, a civilization prospers. The Taivas thrive, and the three cities expand their influence, all under the watchful eye of king Gilean. Young men, seeking their fortune, clear out areas of the jungle and found farming villages. In Metsval, citizen watches remain vigilant, not wanting to let a Tiifling raiding party slip through and cause damage. The lands of Taivaie are extremely productive agriculturally, with about 6.5 rice crops possible in a year. This supports a population of 960k, making Taivae one of the most densely populated countries in the world. This has proved useful in the past, depending on your definition of useful. Any inquisitive person might discover that the nation's long-established irrigation system has quite a few mass graves nearby. These are the unfortunate casualties of Taivaie's grand undertakings roughly two centuries beforehand. Not everyone was lucky enough to end up in a mass grave, however, and many skeletons can be found under the ground by a bit, in tucked-away places where they perished, likely due to starvation and overworking. Currently, the most eminent threat to the nation is the Tiiflings. They have darts coated with poison, that, if left untreated, can kill a man in 45 minutes. Taivaie thus ends the year, isolated, but with prosperity to spare.
  • Glorious Empire of Vhaynos: We have grown in many ways since the beginning of our time. The Empire has prospered under the watchful eyes of the Timoi and we have seen many glorious times. During this beautiful time of peace and prosperity we continue to improve the lives of our subjects most notably constructing Aqueducts in order to transport water to our cities and allow our citizens an easier life. The Palace of Maps continue to grow its wealth of maps with them containing some of the most expressive knowledge the world has ever seen. The glory of our cities continue to grow ever more. During the south a new city is formed on the western kingdom of ours. We also ask the Kings of Dvama for an alliance to bring our nations even closer together now and forever more (MOD RESPONSE). The kingdom continue to expand its agricultural capacities and grow even larger as a nation. Meanwhile, our navy continues to expand by even more ships, and horse archers are even further employed in the east. The library of knowledge continues its expansion. Meanwhile, in the north, the city of Rhythnos grows even richer off the trade from the spice routes. In the city a new eager explorer rises up by the name of Ilor Giro who is sponsored by a rich merchant prince in the city to explore even farther west of the mysterious and distant lands of Gahren into the mystical and rarely seen lands of Beraba and beyond. While in the south two great expeditions are launched further exploring the large landmass western and eastern coasts southward bringing back more knowledge of the land. The Timoi also orders a census to be conducted.
  • Kingdom of Tybus: The family of the Cassars, with its constituency at its side, has reached its new beginnings along an atoll of the unknown sea. Being at the most advantageous position at the dawn of a new chapter, the House of Cassar establishes itself as the rightful sovereign entity to the newborn city of Tybus. The new constitution respects the right of the individual as a term of a social contract in exchange for continued protection and order under the House of Cassar. This founding document is known as The "Balenciago", meaning social balance (of authority/order and freedom). Patriarch to the House of Cassar - Alba - is proclaimed king of the lands with all power in hand. He orders the creation of infrastructure, pastures, and defensive measures. He orders a patrol to explore to the south and west of the atoll. To take advantage of the high seas, he arranges the construction of a new port hoping to attract the eyes and wallets of the world. To protect these assets, archers, warriors, and sailors are to be trained and deployed. With expansion of the populous' facilities, the House of Cassar places its palace at center of city. From the palace King Alba orders the creation of the Tybusi Guard - a force dedicated to ensuring the stability and protection of the House of Cassar. The House would also like an exploration team to chart the islands of the atoll, in search of natural resources and trade goods. With a new era spawned, the House of Cassar has begun its trek to global dominion.
  • Mesallian Culture: It was during this time that the Great Lakes formally joined the Yannis Empire in fighting its war against the Xeran Empire. Neoptolanus VII Teclanus owed the existence of his kingdom and his continued survival heavily on the Yannis Empire, and by this time two of his sons had converted to the Yannian religion. At least one-third of the population is believed to have been Yannian as well, owing to the area’s original rule by Yannians and Temayal, and the continued cultural exchange after being surrounded by Yannian states. The next phase of conflict in Emalia had begun, instigated by the prolonged war with the Yannis Empire, and Emalia’s role on the forefront of the war. After a generation of conflict it had been ordained that a patriarchal, Mesallian-style kingdom would rule over Emalia, but unlike the urbanized and well established north the south of the kingdom was more traditional. With the kingdom’s army distracted in the Yannian kingdoms, this separation between north and south boiled over into war, as the south rallied behind a noblewoman named Queen Sheba, instead of the established king in the north, Igneous II. This civil war would cause havoc for the Emalian region and the nations around it, with the kingdom being a causeway for one-half dozen armies to march through in every direction. In Ephenus the current king, Ptelamus, son of Haliecles III, saw an opportunity to claim the Emalian kingdom as well. The Mesallians of northern Emalia were largely loyal to the Emalian king Ignaeous II, although many would shift toward supporting other male claimants to the throne. When the Yannians attempted to seize northeast Emalia the Mesallian noblemen of the recently conquered Kingdom of Gabatria petitioned in favor of Yannis allowing them independence, rather than being annexed to a nation such as Temayal, if it should come to that. An opportunistic nobleman named Cestalus of Naro attempted to posture himself in a position to rule such a kingdom, marrying into the House of Haliecles, and becoming a mercenary leader of the Yannis Empire. In the northwest the nation of Bascula allows military access to the Yannis Empire, due to their policy of appeasement toward both sides of the war. Many Basculans would join the Yannian side as well, led by one of the king’s sons, Tezeculilus. But at the same time many Basculans would also be contracted by the Syresians or Xerans against the Yannians. The Kingdom of Canim would initially fight against the Yannian invasion, but in the initial months before Xeran reinforcements arrived, the kingdom was overwhelmed, with King Dionymus falling in battle near the capital. His successor, Euthydemus IV, surrendered to the Yannian army, before the entire kingdom faced complete destruction.
  • Thïgæ: Seeing that the southern islands were not anything special, exploration continues in the west, south of the Eborites. Ruralization during the decade continues, although not as much as the next few decades, when the babies born in last decade start to buy their own land at around age 20. Seeing Johandpanan grow, relations become more and more important with them, and Yithït VII proposes an alliance with them. To mend ties with Sonaredar, Yithït VII asks to marry one of his daughters (not Yithït IX, who has the claim on the throne), Urthït II, to either the firstborn or secondborn child of the current leader of Sonaredar. This would not result in a personal union, as one (Urithït II) or both (Urthït II and the secondborn son of the Sonaredarian leader) would not have a claim to one or both of the thrones to the countries; however, it would make ties between the two countries better. This would result in Urthït II living in Sonaredar. Naval warships begin to be used more. As statistics grow more advanced, royal mathmatitions put population at 92,311 people, using data from both the exact amount of first settlers and the census in 84 P.L. They put the growth rate at around 1.01, and use that to calculate the growth since then. The army grows to 4,000 men accordingly. Large industries continue to grow, and expansion continues east and north. Rural areas grow to encompass the rivers and coasts claimed aldready. Agriculture continues to develop, with irigation and farming tecniques continue to improve. For the first time, aqueducts are used to store water underground. These are built using lime bricks and arches, both relitavley new thing in engeneering. A large road network is built around this time, connecting the east and north. A new wagon is developed, which can float but is on wheels. This is carried by horses. Then, when farmers reach the river, they can sail down the river after taking off the wheels and leaving horses by the river. To prevent theft of horses, small "stable" ports are made, so that farmers can "sell" their horses only to "buy" them back after returning. Selling costs a little less than buying, but makes sure that the horses don't get stolen. This is the first reported instance of some sort of insurance, although primitave, effective. These institutions sperad to become banks of sorts, and soon the government gets in on the industry. The horse ports, also known as "stable ports", act like banks, and the government soon runs a few on every river in the country. The word for banks in Thï actually originates from the word for a horse stable, "Ihja", and the word for port, "Tyas", making the word for bank "Ihjtyas". Government owned Ihjtyas continue to operate, and soon spread to the busy cities, building along river areas. They are also built along major roads, making a large road along the eastern coast much more profitable and famous, the "Luasyt", or the "Coast Road".
  • Drachenia: As peace is offered, Heidegger, ready for peace, signs an agreement in which the Drachenians gain slaves and tribute. Furthermore, they decide when the slaves arrive to let them go. They are given access to plots of lands in the less so settled areas for those with experience in minor amounts of agriculture while the others are given housing in cities to start their new lives. The army gains new recruits to make up for their losses. Furthermore, a campaign against the southern unmarked tribes continue on while general settlement is made northward with less hostile actions and more peaceful ways of expansion by incentivizing them to join us. Only those who are hostile to them receive any negative treatment. Jonnes becomes a land of scholars and the rich.
  • Telachitul Republic: Mostly focused on expansion, Unafir seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to like a shit ton, LMAO). The set of symbols now being called Eltaphu continues its development under the priests of Icrodel. Slow progress continues being made, with a basic alphabet starting to take shape, But outside of the temples, standards remain wildly inconsistent, with average traders using a haphazard mix of proper Eltaphu, foreign characters, and even drawings. However, the system is advanced enough for a priest named Mexotautl compiling the first book of Icrodel myths and prayers, called Eveiel. Seeing the value in this development, Unafir continues Armeera's policy of funding both the scholars who hope to advance Eltaphu, as well as the Icrodel religion itself, working to maintain temples. The Republic's exploration also continues. In the south, much of the planned expansion is complete. In the north, the Republic hopes for a more peaceful mode of colonization. Trade continues to bring the region deeper in the Republic's sphere of influence. The ultimate goal is to expand northward and incorporate the less organized communities peacefully into the Republic. Without the south taking as much effort, the republic is able to expand north more rapidly, especially along the eastern coast. In addition, the reign of Unafir sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements begin to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake see moderate growth. With operations on the coast going smoothly, Unafir seeks to make further progress inland. Obviously, this leads to more resistance as the republic's trade and naval advantages are largely moot, but the vast superiority of Telchitul weaponry means moderate expansion is possible, and any foreigners likely can't pose a credible threat to the republic. In addition, the expansion inland gives the republic a convenient source of slaves, particularly from a resistant group the republic calls the Telabarbur. As a result, slavery begins to proliferate, mostly across the rural regions of the republic, serving as a moderate boon to the agrarian sectors of the economy. However, the constant threat of attack leads Unafir to start investing in a more organized militia system, which he hopes to formalize over the next decade. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitate relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading. With the northern foe still sitting, Unafir makes sure the Republic's military is well equipped, but still continues expansion at a breakneck pace. The Republic continues to seek alliances with local tribes, through trade, hoping to use them as allies against any potential conflict as well as absorb them into the Republic over time. Hoping the Republic is in a more powerful position than the northerners, Unafir sends an envoy to ask what's up with them.
  • Glorious Empire: During these years a new Timoi has risen to the throne. Timoi Tita VI is noted for being exceptionally expansionist and militarily minded and wishes to see Vhaynos rise to its righteous place in the world. Feeling the time is right, Timoi Tita VI launches a double secret and sudden invasion into both Daukani and Xinaben who are allied to each other hoping to catch them by surprise and score a quick and easy victory over both of them. He also increases the Naval presence near our island colonies in case of a Tah surprise attack seeing an easy target. The army invading Daukani mostly consists of Horse Archer and other cavalry from Jadalan and some Vhaynosi territories, and is utilizing many tactics learned from the Eborites in order to quickly eliminate the Daukani army. The army invading Xinaben is much less cavalry and consists of Archers, Spearmen, Horse Archer, and to a minor extent war elephants hoping to cut off the Xinabeni army from grouping with the Daukani one. Similarily the navy is also moved into position to block the flow of goods into Daukani to put pressure on them to surrender. While in the North the continued growth under various merchants princes occurs. However, in order to combat the growing power of a few merchants, many band together in order to form guilds to further empower themselves in their struggle for Supremacy. Meanwhile, explorers continue to be sent farther past the great lands of Gahren to find the source of the many mysterious goods which show up in our marketplaces from time to time. While exploration of the southern landmass also continues. Some trepidious explorers fearing the war and their enlistment explore the east to avoid enlistment and some fearing that even that may not save flee to the near-ensured death in the most dangerous Southwestern waters

661-670

The Exhulan attempt to repulse the Yannians results in an Exhulan defeat. The Exhulans suffer 9,100 casualties, the Yannians suffer 1,900 casualties, and the Tohatians suffer 2,000 casualties.

The nation of Sonaredar remains cautious toward the nation of Thïgæ, but the king of Sonaredar accepts the offer to wed Urthït II to his second son, Devamedatha.

The Kingdom of Otan Takat raids the Xeran outpost near its territory, capturing the small fort for themselves.

The Second Battle of Temayal results in a decisive Yannian victory, with the Xeran army being repulsed from the kingdom. The Yannians suffer 9,400 casualties, Temayal suffers 5,100 casualties, and the Xerans suffer 32,570 casualties, from combat and other causes. The Xeran army of the mountains remains unopposed but undersupplied, suffering 18,000 casualties due to being cut off by Yannis, while the Yannians near Temayal similarly suffer 8,000 casualties, feeling the effects of the Emalian-region famine to a lesser extent.

Completely surrounded by the Hythians, the nation of Jalor accepts the offer of vassalage. This decision is resisted by a segment of the Jalor nobility, who in conjunction with the remnants of the Mithadian resistance, launch a rebellion against the Hythians along the southern extent of their primary river.

The Battle of Idasimos results in a Yannian victory, successfully capturing northeast Emalia. Yannis suffers 10,050 casualties, the Yannian allies suffer 8,100 casualties, while the Xerans suffer 24,370 casualties. The city of Ixima is retaken, with Emalia suffering 15,400 casualties, Yannis suffering 5,650 casualties, and the Yannian allies suffering 5,000 casualties. During this campaign Igneous II of Emalia is killed in battle. The Yannians successfully capture eastern Emalia during the invasion of Lyania.

The Battle of the Syresian Straits, in which the combined navies of the Zelonuma Emiresq, the Darnan city-states, Yannis via its Tesardyan fleet, and the western allies attack Syres and Xera, results in a narrow Yannian defeat. The Zelonuma Emiresq suffers the loss of 34 ships and 5,300 men, the various Yannian allies collectively suffer the loss of 20 ships and 3,500 men, the Yannians suffer the loss of ten ships and 2,000 men, the Syresians suffer the loss of 16 ships and 3,300 men, and the Xerans suffer the loss of 15 ships and 3,000 men.

A tribe known as the Yali raids the Yannian outposts on the north of its territory, and destroys several trade routes constructed by the Yannians on the northern sea.

During the First Battle of Canim, between the Yannian-Darnan invaders and the Xerans, the Yannians manage to surprise the unsuspecting Xerans, resulting in a Yannian victory. The Yannians suffer 6,100 casualties, the Darnans suffer 3,900 casualties, and the Xerans suffer 15,450 casualties. In the Second Battle of Canim, in which Xera’s numbers are doubled by the arrival of Syres, Xera achieves victory. The Yannians suffer 9,070 casualties, the Darnans suffer 5,600 casualties, the Xerans suffer 3,400 casualties, and the Syresians suffer 2,000 casualties. As a result the Yannians are pushed back roughly to the southernmost river.

Several tribes in the north accept an alliance with the Telachitul Republic, although several other tribes, who were victims of the Telachitul slave practices, ally against them instead, causing difficulty in securing the territory north of the republic. When envoys reach the nation of Agunda directly, the Telachitul are told that Agunda means them no harm and will open trade with them, if they abandon the northern tribes and accept that they are within Agunda’s sphere.

  • Yannis Empire: The Anointed One proclaims, “I AM ONE WITH THE COSMOS”, on a stone pillar erected at this time. A chorus of a million faithful Holy Men sing out the glory of the Yannis Empire, and the destruction of the Thotite realm. The ground of Temayal runs red with the blood of the Thotite destruction. The faithful ally of Temayal never lost hope, and so they drew the Thotites into a snare to be trapped and killed. The presence of the Thotites came as a purely unholy act, but this sacrifice was made so that they could be killed so easily, with the blood being used to purify the lands that they desecrated. The world is sourly disappointed with the weak display of the Thotites, as on account of being unable to win, they turned to their necrophilic desecration of dead bodies, their looting of mausoleums, and their destruction of as much culture and art as possible. The evidence is clear of that fact, that the Ulm religion practices the most disturbing of the dark acts, while the Yannis Empire seeks to end their utter savagery. No human on this earth would observe what the Thotites had done and call it moral or justifiable, rather any civilized person would squarely agree that the Thotites are disgusting and reprehensible. It is for this reason that the rebellion must be stopped, and the entirety of that region must be annexed by the Yannis Empire, so that they can restore order and liberate its people. Emalia must rise up and be liberated from the slavery of the Thotites, and through Yannis, it will be done. Edom must rise up and be liberated, and so it will be done. It has come to pass that the Thotites have escaped from their zoo, and as animals they now terrorize the good people of the world. Their packs have marched through and Emalia and devastated that land, killing off thousands of Emalians in the name of gorging themselves, and in the name of striking against us. The fat Thotites greedily consumed the flesh of the children of Emalia, and held no regard for its people, throwing that entire country into the chaos of barbarity. They look upon the world with only one primitive goal that their animal minds can understand, and that is to harm the innocent people of the world. To this end they have destroyed Emalia and Edom, and looted those places of anything of value. They massacred the innocents of Edom in the name of razing their places of culture, all to install the monolithic, unthinking trickery of Ulmerism. The coalition of the free peoples of the world urges the Emalians, Edomians, Syresians, and all others to break free of Thotite slavery. In the west the Yannians ask that the Zuen Federation take this opportunity to rightfully destroy Azoz. The Zuen are offered the ability to conquer the Thotite territories that have rebelled from us, and join us in crusade. They are shown the riches of that land when we gift them our spoils, and they are reminded of how the Thotites attacked them many years ago. A great army arrives at the rivers of Canim, fortifying the cities of the entire kingdom against attack. Because the Exhulans rejected our fair and just peace offer, we will make the peace offer more demanding until they accept. The Yannians of the east take their islands near Atnosia, conquering Irrosia, and threaten to take the rest of Exhula if they do not cooperate. If they continue to delay a fair peace then we will give them a peace that requires their extermination. There is no other alternative than for the Exhulans to heed our commands, or they will be destroyed. And on top of that, we speak to the nations of Qera and Sillas, stating that they ought to claim the remnants of Exhula as well. The Exhulans randomly invaded Qera and annexed their lands, and now Qera may annex Exhula’s coast. The Exhulans randomly invaded Sillas to harm their nation, and their provinces remain on the Sillan border waiting. We say no longer, and call on these nations to push back through the boundaries that Exhula has made round them, so that all three nations may highly prosper. Sillas might annex Kaloma, and all the islands of the east, while Qera would claim all of the Exhulan west. This will be down to teach the Exhulans for their continuous treachery against all three of us, and to right the natural order of the world. We inform the Syresians that if they declare war on the Xeran Empire they will be granted the Kingdom of Canim and the lands of Xera along the coast. The armies in Temayal fortify their locations and do not invade Emalia, but the forces in Lyania are increased, with the focus of marching into the city of Emalia. Supplies are shipped to the front, with all land that has been pillaged going toward supporting the army.
  • Nura Gakan: Chaga Tan passes away, following his death Ulum Tan is picked as the new Gak by the council of fire. He, too, begins to enact taxes among the rich and nobles in hopes of maintaining the nation's current amount of money (or gold?). Within Ulrom organized polytheisic religion begins to take shape with the establishment of new gods and the mixing of others, This leads to the formation of three Main gods (Vangar: The god of strength/Dun: God of peace/Ogkut: God of the intelligent). The Nura Gakan religion begins to adopt a holy order mostly expanded by Oral tradition. Ulrom is expanded with plans of expanding the town toward the coastline of the state. The farming centers of the Two-River region begins to take shape as a new city (Olama) begins to form on the two-river region mostly used as a de facto trade center of the state, placed at the head of the river delta.Ft. Thots is expanded with construction of walls around the fort. Mines begin taking shape in the mountain regions. Naval raiding begins to become a more acceptable form of warfare within the Gakani people, this is mostly support and backed up by the Naval expansion across the Two Rivers. The mines are mostly used to find new gems (which are used by the rich and noblemen to flex on poor people) and iron (for the formation of new weapons.) Gakani farmers begin setting up farms and things of that sort by the Two-River Region. Ulum Tan begins to send more settlers toward newly expanded land upon the hope of expanding the Gurkani people and loyalty to the Gak.
  • Tsardom of Algeorgia: The Holy Dodo passes away this year and the search for its successor immediately starts. After seven months in the small fishing village of Dodograd, the next Holy Dodo is found. Tsar Konstantin I makes the annual pilgrimage to the new Holy Dodo and receives its blessing. When the Holy Dodo dies it marks the beginning of a new era.
  • Sillan Republic: Cabeza Banzena orders the expansion of Banzenopolis, commisioning the construction of several more Ulmist temples within it and its vicinity – cementing the newly-established city as the center of the Ulmist faith within Silla. At this point, approximately 12% of the population identifies as Ulmist; its rapid rise a testament to its unique place as the sole organized religion within Silla. Despite this, it still is considered a foreign religion and its growth start to stabilize partly due to the Ulmist faith being unable to penetrate smaller, rural settlements. While earlier clerics have issued a crackdown on heterodox practices – especially in reference to the Irrulmian sect – they persist and continue to compete with "Western Ulmism" due to the desire to distance oneself from any secular Azozian influence. One important difference between Western Ulmism and Eastern Ulmism is the latter's emphasis on the proper observance of religious rites (orthopraxy), the prohibition of all meats and limiting alcohol consumption to feast-days, and the principle of achieving salvation solely through faith (though regardless, good conduct is seen as a sign of one's faith); in addition to radically-different and more varied interpretations of the Ulmist canon. Meanwhile, Cabeza Banzena ends her habit of smoking tobacco and recreational marijuana under the advice of royal physicians and fellow Ulmist officials. While she maintains its legality to avoid provoking the powerful aristocratic landlords of the Makuku provinces, she implements legislation prohibiting smoking in certain areas (specifically those with high densities of people, such as a town center or a market-place). In response to outside attempts to involve Silla in their petty conflicts, the Ministry of War commissions the construction of more ships; raising the total number of warships to ~250 (of which, the majority are triremes or quadriremes, with only a few quinqueremes serving as flagships of the navy). These ships protect key trading routes and the coast from any raids. Similarly, military engineers invent a true catapult from heavy crossbows; though this discovery is ignored when another team invents a traction trebuchet which is superior in firepower and its better capabilities in indirect fire. Many traction trebuchets are manufactured in-preparation of future sieges, rather than defensive roles. Upon learning of intrusive foreign diplomatic expeditions to the Sillan capital and their pleas for Sillan intervention, Cabeza Banzena – mistaking them to be mere petty merchants – famously rebuffs them, stating: "our Grand Republic possesses all things in prolific abundance, and consequently lacks no product within its borders. There is, therefore, no necessity for this blessed land to import the manufactures of outside barbarians in exchange for our own produce." Despite this, feeling pity for the Exhulans, all Exhulans are granted special rights and limited citizenship should they land in any Sillan territories and the border presence is limited to a skeleton force. The promotion of pro-natalist policies and programs to further augment the population continues; aided by improvements in land-usage and agricultural technology. All city walls are maintained, and an intricate system of canals and paved roads are constructed to promote connectivity. As part of a public health and sanitation campaign, extensive sewer and plumbing systems, latrines, and public baths (with both heaters and evaporative coolers) are built in all major settlements – with water being supplied by a comprehensive system of aqueducts and minor channels. Meanwhile, irrigation channels and groundwater-wells are built to provide water to crops; boosting productivity. The excess is stored for food security, or sold to the market – thus stimulating commercialization. Workshops and bloomeries are constructed; and the production of textiles, ceramics, luxury goods, tools and machinery, and arms proliferate. Other major industries include sericulture, beekeeping, and the production of leather (from ratites and reptiles), glassware, and silverware. Cash crops include tea, maize, sugarcane, cocoa; cotton, piña, abaca, natural dyes; tobacco and cannabis. Within marshes or near bodies of water, highly-productive artificial islands are constructed – planted with maize, squash, and beans intercropped together. Similarly, farms raising seafood are built.
  • Xeran Empire: Emperor Nathon II took up arms to personally lead his armies in battle against the Yannis invasion, and the generals aiding our allies of Syres and Canim successfully repulsed the attacks. The leaders of Syres and Canim were made First Citizens by the Senate, and henceforth, the chronicles refer to the emperor as "Nathon II the Unshakable". Closer diplomacy and cultural exchange is offered to Canim in the aftermath of this battle, with a small expedition of military helping to rebuild the region after Yannis' attack. The military previously stationed in reserve forces are moved up as a fourth army into Emalia, under the command of General Noosents who organizes both Armies 3 and 4. The Yannis military successfully landed in two parts of Emalia, contradicting their earlier commitment of helping the empire, and in the opinion of the historian Xerafon succeeded in drawing Emalia closer to Xera's alliance. Nonetheless, Yannis' invasions had also succeeded in putting themselves in a very bad tactical position, at least in the minds of both generals. Noosents pulled all of his military from the Yannis territory, and pushed north along the coast to cut between the Yannis military and the sea. This tactic mainly employed the typical wedge and manipal channel formations, using the archers, elephants and cavalry as rapid skirmishers. Barricades are quickly made by the miltiary engineers to cover the flank away from the sea. Meanwhile, the Emalian military and the fourth army close in on the large fluvial island (whatever it's called) that Yannis had landed in, destroying most of the bridges there except a few which are heavily fortified. Then, the Emalian military swings north to push on two sides of the Yannis forces on the coast with help of the third army. With that force of Yannis cut off near the coast, the remaining forces of Emalia and the third army swing back against the fluvial island, pressing on the other Yannis military there with help from the fourth army. The bulk of the navy is sent from their recent victory in Syres to secure the coast of Emalia, crushing Yannis navy there and cutting off supplies of the landing forces. Meanwhile, General Archaleon dissolves the Satrapy of Temayal, and pulls back all the forces occupying the Yannis territory to defend Emalia. However, both Archaleon and Noosents knew that they needed to stall, or perhaps completely stop, the remaining three armies of Yannis in the region. Therefore, much to the pain of Archaleon's heart, a scortched-earth tactic was employed. All military fortifications made by Yannis in the occupied regions were destroyed, and all the forests and arable farmlands were set on fire. The "Great Pyrium", as coined by Xeraphon, completely laid to waste what little crops remained as a result of the famine, causing a virtual wall of wasteland territory between the Yannis forces and the Emalian border. Civilian homes and urban centers remained unharmed, but a crew of several hundred elite soldiers were left behind to harass and delay the Yannis forces still further along their progress, being the first example of guerrilla warfare in recorded history. The Apostle Formosos, according to one letter to the Emperor, was completely opposed to these policies, but in response it seems he was eventually transferred toward preaching Ulm to the people of Canim instead. At any rate, the two armies of Archaleon move in to crush the Yannis invasion of east Emalia on two sides. The first army, being the least affected in the war so far, leads the main attack to utilize a folding line formation while sending two types of cavalry to cover their flanks, sending archers and balistas from the vantage point of nearby foothills. The second army continues to fight along the coast as it strikes against the Yannis forces from the north, using their flaming crossbow tactics again to destroy the transport ships and cut off any supply lines from the Great Lake. They continue to use the standard wedge and manipal channel formation when they encounter Yannis military head on. After all three Yannis forces are destroyed in Emalia, all five army groups (including the Emalians) are moved up immediately to space out evenly along the Emalian border to engage the three remaining Yannis armies as they eventually cross the wall of wasteland. These Yannis armies are to be stopped in their advance and not allowed to cross the border, keeping them bottled in the wasteland with no supplies. A new set of reserve forces are already gathered in Sephimora, in preparation for further assistance in Emalia. The military in Canim pushes further north, and not stopping until Yannis is repulsed from the kingdom. Lawrenx the Bold, seeing Yannis attempting to station their military in Phorintheon toward their expansion south, calls to arms all the Atnosian tribes against this clear military occupation, and a clear threat against the tribes' simple way of life. In the far west, trade networks from Gara continue to spread across the nations of Ismadia, Jasmira and Otan. A small expedition is sent to recover the colony of Faut-Xera, to which we are surprised about Otan caring about attacking it in the first place, and we are willing to sell the fort to them if they so wished to do proper diplomacy. The navy also continues to build up in the west to compensate for lack of trade in the east. With the entire eastern trade cut off by the war with Yannis, almost all merchant guilds begin to pull out support for investing in Messalia, seeing their trade network effectively choked out of any usefullness by Yannis. The Klantonian armor starts to become standard issue among the more professional, elite hoplites, although the traditional Erasidonian-type military remains skeptical. Among the myriads of soldiers involved in the conflict against Yannis is Dionide of Ephenus, who would later become world famous after the war. Had Dionide alone been added to the long list of casualties in the conflict, his invaluable contribution to western civlization would have been forever lost.
  • Qera: When Prince Ycas V receives the offer from Yannis to become a traitor to one of Qera's oldest allies, he first starts bursting out laughing at this ridiculous offer (since the last war between Qera and Exhula was centuries ago and there is no need for revenge) and then erupts into unimaginable fury according to court records. As friendship and alliances are sacred in Qeran culture, the prince is deeply insulted by this. He sends back a letter, that, if read by a fluent Qeran speaker, can be interpreted as both a friendly decline with the promise to stay neutral and come to help later or as a friendly decline. (MOD RESPONSE ON THE SUCCESS). Additionally, a letter to the Xeran king is sent with the offer to officially join the alliance of Qera, Exhula and the Dholbalan tribes (XERA RESPONSE NEEDED). This alliance would include less tariffs on Xeran merchants trading in Qeran ports, better military organization and mutual military aid. Qeran "war-counts", former mercenary generals and also official generals notice that their horses have trouble to go on full charge on the sandy landscape of the northern Ettyan coast. To still use the cavalry that is essential for the tactics. Many camels are purchased from the Tlevehoâtl, though there are not as many of them as horses (exact numbers per DM on discord). Another 4,000 men are sent north to support the other Qerans at the front, while the generals of the princely court teach the Exhulan strategists how to reduce the casualties in battle and how to slaughter the attacking forces. secret A new method to weaken the enemy is tested for the first time. The cavalry is sent out deep at night to harass the enemy camp by shooting arrows or burning it down and then vanishing into the hills. This is made to keep the camps at constant alarm and not allowing the soldiers to rest, thus coming exhausted to battle. To execute these plans, many locals are asked to help defending their land secret end. The Ulmists in the county of Tortla grow in number, now having even their own district in the city of Tortla. A census is ordered, first, to know the exact pool of manpower available, second, the bureaucrats wonder about the capacity of the colonies and last, a religious census is ordered in areas with large minorities like Odzeba, Tortla and Ollea. Trade with Sillas, Exhula, Makuku, Ypelomnes and Genda flourishes, iron and copper production reaches another high point. Blacksmiths, artists and other workers manufacture tools, weapons and armor around the clock to keep the war effort and trade up. Another 20 armored "turtle ships" are built to secure Exhulan waters against the invaders and secure the trade routes. Around this decade the oldest examples of cursing swords (Mauekganytl in Qeran) is found. These artifacts are the average battle sword but on the handle or blade there are curses scratched in the old Qeran script.
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 348-357 Since the Return of Hythus. Myrnech Jyantus, with the support of the Jaloran King launches a campaign to quell the rebellion. However, the persistence and growing power of the nobility hampers the emperor’s efforts. Without the complete support of his nobles, Myrnech Jyantus is defeated at a major battle in southern Jalor. Following the battle, and facing growing popular revolt, the emperor is forced to sign away much of his power over local affairs. His position is made electoral, and the vast empire he and his mother forged devolves into a system of loosely vassalized states. Myrnech Jyantus retains direct control over both an area around Gyt and a region around the Mythadian capital, as well as much of the frontier which is lightly settled and has less influence from the noble houses. The nobles proceed in establishing what are essentially independent states, de jure under the authority of the empire, but with wide ranging powers over taxation, military forces, and law. Despite this, the emperor retains some authority to raise levies, call the houses to arms, and the duty to defend the territorial boundaries of the empire.
  • The Yusur Civilization: Yusur was an ancient society that developed around the Uphra Delta. The civilization is estimated by historians to have originated some 4,000 years ago (1,000 years before the start of the game), with the first permanent, year-round urban centers originating after the invention of agricultural practices, using the river delta for irrigation. Seated at the crossroads of neighboring cultures, the early settlements became the envy of the neighboring world, with clashes against migrating groups and against each other beginning. The earliest cities would have numbered less than a few thousand people, with stone walls, mudbrick temple complexes, and a concentration of farmland around each respective settlement. It is believed that each principal city of the region developed their own principal deity, with the monarch of each city serving as a high priest in matters of religion, or in some cases assisted by a council of elders. It is estimated that during this early period the Yusur civilization also developed a writing system, using clay tablets to carve stories and messages. According to one of the most important archeological discoveries dated to this period, the Yusur King List, the Yusur traced the lineage of their priest-kings over the course of thousands of years. The tablet implies that during various periods of time one city might assert loose influence over the others, but no city retained overall direct control over the entire region at any point during this period. The tablet also delineates the current world from a prehistoric, mystic world, which reportedly ended with a cataclysmic natural disaster. This event would form an important part of Yusur records and religion, with the current date being post-disaster, and the heroes of legend and myth primarily being of the old world. Several versions of the list would also be uncovered in various ancient sites, with the lineage of later kings seemingly altered to fit that particular city’s claim to divinity or hegemony. The first verifiably historic rulers of the King List would be the First Dynasty of Uruccala, who is said to have dominated the delta at the start of the 9th Dumuc (9,000 years in the Yusur calendar). The first king of the dynasty, Enkislamara, is said to have been the first monarch of any state to succeed the great disaster, and united the city of Uruccala. His reign is also referenced by an inscription discovered which confirms several details of his reign. Notably, it is said that he directed the Yusur in conquering the city of Edon, and that he build the Temple of Uleis in the city of Nucar. The Edonites are believed to have been a rival culture that had migrated into the Uphra Delta region from the Far East, settling along the banks of Lake Gidis and the northern river of Muri. After the death of Enkislamara the Edonites would quickly re-establish independence from any Yusur city, while one of their colonies, Tesh, would come to dominate the Muri under the warlord Amhbific. It is believed that Amhbific’s dynasty would conquer both Uruccala, located on the eastern edge of the Uphra Delta, and the city of Lescu, located near the mouth of the Muri. The primary cities of the Yusur came under the influence of the city of Usucach, led by a leader named Mesur-nanesh, who ruled roughly 100 years after the death of Enkislamara. He would be the first ruler to declare himself “Lord of Yusur”, having subjugated most of the cities of the delta over the course of years of campaigning. One of his contemporaries, Jusheraba, came to rule the city of Barcur, on the western edge of the delta, and successfully resisted Usucach in numerous wars, profiting off the control of the river Iconda. After his death the Nunemites would come to dominate the fertile plain between the two rivers further downstream, and would successfully dismantle the empire of both kings after their deaths. The Nunemites settled the city of Umgupal, at the center of the river, while the mouth of the Iconda split between the two cities of Barcur and Tunud. Despite being adjacent on opposite sides of the river’s mouth, neither city managed to subjugate the other, with Barcur instead focusing east, while Tunud focused west. The rest of the river was ruled by the Nunemites, who periodically raided north into the delta and subjugated several cities. Archeological evidence dates the First Dynasty of Uruccala to approximately Year 1, the empires of Mesur-nanesh and Jusheraba to the early Second Century, and the Three Cities of the Iconda up to the end of the Third Century. After which, the Yusur were again united, this time by Eanuhshib and the Third Dynasty of Mizqa. Under his leadership the Yusur people pushed the Edonites north from the outskirts of the delta, raiding north of the Muri River to the Temtu River. In the west the Kings of Mizqa ended the independence of Barcur, and helped pave the way for the collapse of the First Dynasty of Umgupal. Around the same time a people known as the Akinites migrated to the River Agaesh in the west. Considered completely barbaric in nature, the Yusur constructed a long wall between the Iconda and the Agaesh, but the Akinites managed to circle around the wall and conquer cities such as Tunud. After numerous wars with Mizqa, the Akinites settled their capital at Esin on the River Agaesh. The weakened Mizqa rulers are said to have been toppled by a peasant turned king named Narama, who conquered the Yusur cities from his capital of Rimush. Narama and his descendants are estimated to have ruled during the end of the Fifth Century and during most of the Sixth Century, before the empire collapsed under the pressure of increasing attacks from the Akinites and other migrating peoples. The cities of the Agaesh would successfully sack Narama’s capital of Rimush, whose ruins remain unknown to this day. In its place the Third Dynasty of Ukes dominated the delta, ruling over a loose network of cities not unlike the state of affairs centuries prior. Ukes was toppled by the Third Dynasty of Usucach several decades later, and soon after by the brief Second Dynasty of Eshuun. In Year 661 the city of Eshuun came to be ruled by Ingishkames, who became remembered for many important innovations. By the end of his rule the Yusur operated a system of mail delivery, with the king promoting the use of a sole, Yusurian script and language for communication. His reign would also see exploration and settlement farther south along the Uphra River. This is evidenced by several stone pillars discovered hundreds of miles down river, which told of Ingishkames’ rule over the land and his many accomplishments.
  • Mesallian Culture: In Emalia the civil war between north and south had been essentially postponed by the temporary alliance of Sheba and Igneous II, which allowed Igneous II to proclaim himself Emperor of the East. When Igneous was killed in battle, his eldest son from his first marriage was declared Haliecles IV, resuming tension with Queen Sheba. A solution arose when Ptelamus launched his invasion of Emalia from Ephenus, laying siege to the city of Emalia. Sheba managed to sneak into his camp, and soon it was arranged that he would marry Sheba in order to be proclaimed King of Emalia. This prevented bloodshed for the time being. During this time Evanematra V would ascend to the throne of Edom as governor and Maleka, amidst the conflict taking place in the east. Despite a long history of her family feuding with the branch at power in Azoz, Evanematra would be a more firm supporter of the Azozians, personally leading the effort to repulse the Yannians. She would write a commentary of her experiences, leading an army from Edom to join the army already assembled in the east. She would note she found the infighting in Emalia displeasing, and also distrusted Ptelamus. This was on account of the Edomite tradition that the kingdom claimed Sephimora as a vassal, even if in practice they were both provinces within the Xeran Empire on equal footing. Ephenus’ rise to power had led to Ptelamus’ family conquering part of Sephimora, and now he seemed to be calling himself King of Emalia, leading to that captured territory seceding from the Xeran Empire from a legal perspective. This was disregarded for the time being on account of the war being fought in the east, but Evanematra would attempt to mend this schism soon after through careful marriages or intrigue. Initially the Edomites were able to convince their relatives on the throne in Erasidon to support the Xeran Empire against the Yannis Empire, but this changed in the third year of the 115th Jafiad (Year 662), as the last Ptelamaic king in Erasidon died without a clear male heir. Instead his son-in-law, Deidamus, who was a brother of the King of Canim, was elevated to the throne, after a brief power struggle in the capital. This ascension would distract the Erasidonians as they attempted to secure hegemony over the remainder of Mesallas that the kingdom still held influence over. The king’s brother, Euthydemus IV of Canim, had become a prisoner to the Yannis Empire in the northwest, with his kingdom overrun by Syresians, Xerans, and Yannians. After the campaign near the capital led to the Yannians being pushed back north over the river, a temporary capital at Niephnaron was declared for the Yannian puppet kingdom that persisted. Soon after an election of two new Syresian consuls led to the city shifting its strategy completely. The city would take up the offer from the Yannis Empire and secede from the Xerans. In exchange the Yannians were to have Euthydemus IV executed, and to hand over the remainder of Canim to the Syresians, while both parties launched an attack against the Xerans in the south. After his brother was threatened, Deidamus would declare war on Syres, but his campaign would have to contest with conflict arising at home. Fearing that the Yannis Empire would reconquer their territories if they supported the Erasidonian king, the remainder of the Melopenes declared independence from Erasidon. In the east the Great Lakes dispatched its army to the Lyania region, joining the Yannian army already placed there.
    • Xera Dip: Syres turning against the Xeran empire is taken with great surprise, considering how long over the centuries Xera has always supported Syres, and expanded their territory and power and economy far greater than it ever had before. Furthermore, it is only just recently that we saved Syres from sure destruction by Yannis and Darna, losing the gains we helped them to get. We agree to mediate Syres' current dispute with Canim, although not at all infringing on the disputes of other parties, and also to cede territory of the Xeran empire itself if that is better to compensate for all those involved.
    • Xera Dip: We thank Erasidon for their loyalty in aiding this conflict, and we ask if they can spare any miltary in their current civil conflict, they should devote it against the majority of Yannis' miltiary fighting in Emalia. We reiterate our intention to help mediate the dispute over Canim.
    • Xera Dip: Seeing the occupation of their territory by Yannis, no doubt in preparation of full anexation, we ask the Great Lakes to consider switching sides in the conflict, so the risk of losing their sovereignty against Yannis is not met (OCC: I just think it's worth a try to ask since Syres I guess switched sides.)
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: The nation dispatches all ships in a great armada, and all its men in a great army. The nation of the Zelonuma Emiresq calls upon every household to raise an army, and calls upon every ally of the Zelonuma Emiresq to raise an army. The greatest army ever assembled by the Zelonuma Emiresq is dispatched, to punish the armies of the Thotite nation. An elite army numbering in the millions is arranged in the region of Canim, to strike down upon the Thotites and help liberate the rest of the kingdom. Once Canim has been saved from the Azozian nation, the Xeran Empire border will be crossed itself. The leader of the Zelonuma Emiresq becomes known as Xyzvezem, and he leads the armies of the alliance into battle. The nation also directs its allies to land as many troops s possible as well. Meanwhile, the navy passes through the Straits of Syres freely now that the city has changed its allegiance. The ships of Darna and of the Zelonuma Emiresq sail through and destroy the coast, to land an army that will surround the Xeran Thotite army. The leader of the Zelonuma Emiresq declares that he is Xyzvezem, and that the Thotites must collapse. Collapse, he says, motioning toward them. He has told them to collapse. So they must collapse, as he has ordered. The Thotites will collapse, they are on the brink of it. Please, begs the world, stop existing, they tell the Thotites. They sing the rain song in unison in the capital, praying that the world will rain down on the Thotites. They will surely collapse due to their instability, it is clearly unstable. The Thotites have become bound to collapse any day now. The Zelonuma Emiresq wishes that the Thotites would collapse, writes one writer from this time. And also, the people too seemed to agree that the Thotites should collapse. The warriors were sent to invade and ensure that it collapsed, and they did battle with the Thotites as their nation crumbled around them. They seemed on the verge finally being defeated, when the Zelonuma Emiresq arrived. The Thotites could not hold out much longer. In the meantime the people of the nation of the Zelonuma Emiresq began to wonder.
  • Thïgæ: The nation of Sonaredar's acceptance of the marriage of Devamedatha and Urthït II comes with great celebration. Sonaredarian language seems much closer to Thï than most expect, and soon scholars begin calling Sonaredarians "Darï". Yithït VII states that this is the turning point in Darï-Thï relations, and trade becomes more common between the countries. Ihjtyas continue to prosper, with Upans making their way into Sonaredar. A large company under the name of Ihjthï expands into the Darï lands, but with the lack of major rivers in the region, they resort to only banking in Sonaredar. Ihjthï takes it one step further in insurance and starts using premiums in the sense that they will buy the house at a decided price if something happens to it. They become wealthy enough to start long haul trading routes, going over land or sea to Daukani for iron, then from there to Vytgæ for gold and other goods. Johdnapanan, also called the Pananï people, are offered an alliance to bond the two nations together and assure no fighting for the northern Aforazi valley. Expansion continues into the northern valley and the east. Expedtions are sent to the far west to explore the coast and south past the southern most island group (not the Vytï Island). Rural areas grow rapidly as the babies from the baby boom two decades ago claim land. (More to come if more time).
  • Telachitul Republic: Unafir's reign comes to an end with his peaceful, and as such, the Three Councils (Rural citizens or Telarad, Urban Citizens or Telaslet, and Nobles or Itotelarad) convene in Itochitul to pick a new ruler. With expansion and the northerners posing an increasing threat, the militaristic En'hoek is easily elected. With some experience with the more violent southern tribes, the new leader hopes to continue expansion in light of the new northern threat. However, to make matters simple En'hoek public-ally Agrees to the northerners' proposal, and opens trade with them. However, for much of the republic's elite, the nation is still seen as an existential threat. As such, En'hoek uses some of the traders as spies, trying to suss out their weaknesses. In addition, the new leader builds on the military progress his predecessor, trying to further organize the military. The cord of the military is obviously made up of Telachitul citizens, but foreign allies, especially in the north, swell its ranks to an actual substantial fighting force. For now, this force is mostly used to pacify the few tribes that haven't allied with the Republic, but for now care is taken to avoid the northern's sphere of influence. Mostly focused on expansion and war, En'hoek seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to like a shit ton lmao). After the patronage of Armeera, Eltaphu is now a reasonably complete, and is reasonably serviceable. In addition, En'hoek continues to fund the development of Icrodel. He continues to promote the book Eveiel, and continues to build various temples, especially in Itochitul and other major cities. En'hoek hopes to use the development of Icrodel as a way to spread Telachitul culture, and bring especially the southern regions closer to the Republic's sphere of influence. With the army working to pacify the north, En'hoek works to expand north along the coastline to continue expansion but avoid the northerner's sphere of influence. In addition, the reign of En'hoek sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake see moderate growth. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitate relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading.
  • State of Ibiyari: With successful campaigns up and down the state and now holding a 79% religious majority over the population, the Tsimdomdu Kingdom collapses as the State of Ibiyari succeeds it. With this new state, the Testament of Creation is finally finished and soon the governmental structure of the nation is built from the text that birthed the religion itself. Re-construction begins, as well as the expansion of the state to new heights as the Era of Development flourishes post-war. The first major sanctuaries and chapels are built.
  • Drachenia: After the long fought war, men return to there families and an increase of birth rates remain present. Furthermore, Heidegger, a now old man maintains his promise of continuing the golden age of the civilization. Expansion northward and eastward remain in place while we lay claim on the islands toward the south of us in the open sea to be used as locations for trade at sea as posts. Wasser sees some expansion as well territorially while in the southern seas, exploration is made more toward the west. Explorers set their eyes on a new settlement in the Sudlands. Further celebrations occur and infrastructure development continues. Heideggre and his father pass leaving the heir to the throne, Alfons becoming the new Konig. Although the back-to-back deaths come as a slight shock, Alfons with most of his time studying in the libraries understands the value of knowledge, exploration, and discovery. General Alois is placed in charge of controlling military strategy once the new leader seized the throne. He marries his tutor's daughter, Alida and both are married at the temple of Krizt.
  • Kingdom of Taivaie: Expansion continues as enterprising young men clear-cut areas to establish their own farming villages. This is further accentuated by the slaughter of nearly 5,000 Tiiflings over the span of the ten years, provoked by a rather large raid that occurred at the start. Entire Tiifling villages are massacred, no one left alive. Then, a response. A horde of Tiiflings descended upon the Taivaie army, their shock blunted by Quingiya fire. It was chaotic and bloody, mosquitos buzzing around the melee. The Tiiflings broke against the eytai of the noble warriors, as the younger warriors flanked the enemy and slashed at them with their eceti. Many Tiiflings were killed in the 70-degree heat of the late afternoon, sweat mingling with blood and running so thick that it ran like a river. Gilean celebrates this astounding victory by building a large temple at Taival. This facilitates expansion upriver by 7 px.
  • Emalia: The loss of the East and its Emperor, Igneous II to Yannian forces is massively devastating, the loss striking fear and awe in the hearts of many Emalians throughout the land, for the end of days is coming as the Yannians march to the Holy City of Ema. With this march, Queen Sheba proclaims "We must cease fighting each other! I call upon every Emalian to unite as one and defend the Holy City of Ema, lest we be destroyed by the world. I call on every man and every woman to defend our beloved capital for the sake of our people!" and united the Emalians fight, before perishing to the sword. In this newfound unity forged by our bond as Emalians, seeking to continue the existence of Emalia, 50,000 soldiers emerge, men and women alike, to defend the city of Ema, with barricades and forts constructed throughout the city, the most promiment blacksmiths and craftsmen employed, catapults constructed as well. Now with union formed with Ephenus, the navy becomes a promiment power again, and ships fill the delta, blocking any Yannian advancement and sending vital supplies and soldiers. These ships are made with a new weapon, Emalian fire, intended to burn any invader who dares cross the Ema River. The remaining 50,000 are already out in the field, supporting the Thaluite counteroffensives in Eastern Emalia to drive out the Yannian Invaders. Both forces, however, are plagued by famine at every turn, furthering the depopulation of the region. A small contigent of Alsobian forces also join the defense of Ema out of loyalty to our shared Queen, Sheba.
  • Beraba: Visitors from Vhaynos are entertained in Ngaoudera and toured around the city, particularly the “Great Shiplight” in the harbor and through the “Street of Traders” where many exotic goods can be purchased. Maintenance on aqueducts is coupled with the construction of roads to areas of the empire that do not have access by water. A more complex system of irrigation is put into place in rice fields all over the nation, with canals and reservoirs giving farmers the ability to produce more rice. A new cultural ideology points out the similarities between the cultures of Beraba, Gahren, and Cazekorom and asserts that they all have a common ancestor. This ideology is strategically spread via traders to Gahren and Cazekorom. Members of the Princely Council of Beraba travel north to visit Gahren and propose a union between the two states, citing the need for unity in a time when so many cultures are being discovered and wars being fought (Mod Response Needed).
    • The nation of Gahren accepts, as long as the King of Gahren is granted a position on the Princely Council.
    • Beraban Response: The Princely Council accepts the arrangements, and the two nations are unified in a great ceremony accompanied by a week of feasting and celebration. Gifts are exchanged and marriages are arranged to tie the newly unified nation together.

671-680

The Benysira Rebellion ends in defeat for the Benysirans, with the Paotualma Empire brutally cracking down against the state. A number of the nation’s people are deported east to the other side of the empire.

The Yannis Empire successfully captures the Upper Ema River (southern Emalia) via Lyania. During this campaign the Yannians suffer 6,500 casualties in battle and 10,400 casualties from disease and lack of supplies, while the Xerans suffer 12,100 casualties in battle and 8,400 casualties from disease and lack of supplies.

Boats from a city-state known as Misesham make contact with the Kingdom of Taivaie, having arrived from the east. They offer to trade with the locals and establish diplomatic ties.

The Vhaynosi invasion of Xinaben is decisively defeated, with the nation of Vhaynos suffering 1,800 casualties, the nation of Jadalan suffering 1,000 casualties, and the nation of Xinaben suffering 1,000 casualties. During the invasion of Daukani the invaders achieve a victory near the border, pushing the Daukani army to its capital. During this battle the nation of Vhaynos suffers 1,240 casualties, the nation of Jadalan suffers 800 casualties, and the nation of Daukani suffers 3,800 casualties.

The Xeran army stationed in Temayal’s mountains suffers immensely after being surrounded by the Yannians, and also harmed by their own nation’s scorched earth tactics. After some time harassing Yannian forces, in which they inflict 8,000 casualties, the remainder of the army is captured or deserts. Numbering 103,000 men when this army first arrived in Emalia, the army crosses the Ema River numbering 58,000.

The Siege of Ema takes place between the Yannis Empire and the nation of Emalia, as well as an attempted relief force from the Xeran Empire. The Yannians are unable to breach the city when they arrive, owing in part to the Emalian control over the river to resupply the city. During this period the Yannians suffer 6,200 casualties, while the Emalians suffer 8,000 casualties. At the Battle of Escala near the mouth of the river, the Yannians manage to defeat the Emalian-Xeran navy to establish control over the delta, with the Yannians suffering the loss of 22 ships and 4,500 men, and the Xerans suffering the loss of 36 ships and 7,500 men. Finally the city falls to the Yannians, with the Yannians having suffered an additional 10,400 casualties, the Emalians having suffered 14,400 casualties (as well as part of their army captured), and the Xerans having suffered 9,100 casualties, as well as numerous civilian casualties.

The Yannian-Darnan invasion of the Xeran Near East results in a Xeran defeat. The Yannians suffer 5,400 casualties from combat, and 4,000 casualties from disease and other causes, the Darnans suffer 4,000 total casualties, the Yannian allies suffer 1,500 casualties, and the Xerans suffer 19,400 casualties.

It is uncovered, before such a plan could begin, that a section of the nobility of the Xeran Empire has begun plotting an assassination attempt against Emperor Nathon II.

  • Emalia: "I see the great capital city of Ema fall to the Yannians burning before my eyes, the flame engulfing building and human alike, it is indiscriminate as I feel the heat so so close. Though Ema dies I am still living, she lives within me as I flee from the city from with my daughter Aphide, escaping with my most ardent followers, the most devout of the Emalians that I could find and could find me. In Southern Emalia I am greeted warmly and I assure them of their safety. However, I must depart and at my message of departure more come to join me, finally making my way down to Alsoba, smuggled via the Alsobans to avoid the Yannian forces. I, too, however, must leave my homeland of Alsoba, fearing Yannian reprisal, and before gathering my final escape party I proclaim my niece Odessa to be Queen of Alsoba and give her permission to conquer Southern Emalia on the basis of shared culture and tradition. With this, I, Queen Sheba, with my daughter, Princess Aphdite, and my thousands of loyal followers begin our exodus, crossing the desert south of Alsoba, at the edge of the known world, carrying the fallen land of Emalia and its fallen city Ema with us, in hopes to found a new city, a new civilization, away from the forces that seek to destroy us, so that Ema may be reborn." Remnants of the Emalian Royal Army, as well as the land of Alsoba, help faciliate this Exodus, both logistically and militarily. With the capital of Ema fallen and the subsequent flight of Queen Sheba, Emalia loses its dual seats of power and falls into chaos, Emalia collapsing with the fall of Ema. With its dying breath, however, the survivors of the Siege of Ema sign the Treaty of Ema with the Yannian and Thalulite forces. Irn its last gasp of life it will be forever rembered, even if destroyed. During her Exodus across the desert, Queen Sheba renames herself Queen Shema, symbolizing that Ema is within her throughout her desert wanderings
  • Xeran Empire: In spite of the initial victories against Yannis in the war, ultimately the war turned to disaster, effectively ending this era of the Xeran dynasty. The historian Xeraphon vividly describes a horrific scene in the front lines of Emalia where he was a soldier at. As the troops in the city of Ema were closed in all sides by the viscious Yannis conquerors, many soldiers decided to rather take their own lives than to be sacrificed to the Yannis religion. So Xeraphon's regiment sat in a circle, to take each other's lives by executing the soldier immediately to his right, and close the circle in until only one remained, who would commit suicide. After offering a private prayer to Nelrim, Xeraphon miraculously ended up being the last soldier remaining, who decided to surrender himself rather than take his own life. When Nathon II offered to send a message of unconditional surrender to the Yannis empire, most of the nobles and administration in Xera were completely outraged, especially considering none of the empire itself had ever faced direct threat. In retrospect, however, most historians consider Nathon's action might have been the wisest maneuver. Had he not offered surrender, surely far more of the empire would have been harmed. Still, the immediate affect of this war completely disrupted the entire internal political structure of the empire, and forever severed the dynasty's ability to project anywhere within the Gabatrian Sea or beyond. Nathon signed the treaty of Ema by proxy, as it is a known fact the emperors of Yannis and Azoz never actually met each other until the late Mouri period. Several months after this event, however, the nobility of the de jure Xeran empire grew extremely restless. Most of them had felt that Nathon utterly betrayed both his people and the faith of Ulm. Some of the nobles, particularly those in Sephimora, Edom and the Near East, greatly enjoyed the new-found independence, and immediately began sponsoring their own independent militaries based on the same logistics and equipment as Xera was. This was also considered to be a great necessity, with the former "Peace of Azoz" severed since the days of the Chatna Empire, long-standing disputes and rivalries were once again coming into play. Seven nobles came together to found a conspiracy against the king of Azoz, hence known as the "Mouri Conferternity": Queen Evanmetra V of Edom, Levian IV of Sephimora, Nicomedie III of Tuartha, Philopater I of Near East, Verinos II of Usilinago, General Lawrenx the Bold, and General Daran the Swift. Nathon himself ultimately met his fate in the Palace of Perea, where he was picked up by mercenaries and thrown out the window. This is the famous "Defenstration of Perea" that is known in a variety of Renaissance art. As Nathon was still alive after that fall, more assassins came in and stabbed him brutally to death. After the assassination, however, the Confernternity fell dispute over how the new government of the empire should be structured, with some favoring a stronger central authority as enjoyed under the Xeran dynasty, while others such as Edom and Sephimora preferring the de facto independence of their administration dictated by the Treaty of Ema. By automatic succession laws, Nathon's two-year-old grandson Xeracles was next in line for the throne, currently residing in Edom under the care of Erisoh, the son-in-law of the Queen. The Confernternity decided by proxy to nominate General Daran as the guardian of the young prince, until it could be decided how much his claim to the crown of Xera should be enforced. However, this was disrupted in an event commonly known as the "Second Pallan Massacre". As Nathon II was being inturned in funeral procession, the people were attacked by a band of Zedumari warriors, slaughtering both Laurenx the Bold and Verinos II in cold blood. General Daran, who posessed the largest military of his retainenrs, moved in quickly to assert peacekeepers after this incident, and take on de facto control of Azoz and all the western territories. After this point, he began moving his military toward Edom to claim the guardianship. These events quickly alarmed the remaining members of the Confraternity, who became convinced that Daran was now seeking to kill Xeracles and seize control over the empire under a new dynasty. Thus the Battle of Isono between Daran and Nicomedie launched the whole empire into civil war. Daran was initally very successful, with victories in battles at Isono, Usilinago, Neum, and ultimately Seita, although he was unable to assert control over the port cities. At his height, Daran had control over all of Usilinago and Tuartha, before the tide began turning against him. Daran's first attempt to invade Edom was repulsed at the Battle of Dashen, although inflicting severe casualities against the Edomites by attrition. Miraculously, Erisoh managed to score a heroic victory against Daran in an ambitious attack from the southern desert, where a few hundred Zedumari warriors wrecked havoc against an army five times their size. At last, the Queen of Edom sought a close alliance with the Water Merchants, offering to finally assert their economic dominence over the territory of Usilinago. Their financial backing and connections between secret socieites was instrumental for the next set of military victories, eventually taking back control of Usilinago completely. The Seige of Teman proved to be one of the final phases of the war, ultimatley capturing Daran alive. Several generals among his supporters, with agents hired by the Sons of Sutho, led an assault against the fortress of Teman to break Daran free, but they ultimately they all were picked off by a barage of crossbow fire. Xeracles was subsequently crowned emperor in Azoz, with the "First Citizen" Erisoh as his guardian and lord protector of the realm. However, at this point the title of Emperor had little to no effective meaning, as the result of the civil war proved the complete de facto independence of Edom, Sephimora, and the Near East, and to a lesser extent independence of lower nobility in Azozan city-states and all the territories westward. The only lands with effective rule by the Crown of Xera at this point was the city-states of Azoz and Medan, along with scattaered territories in the center as well, not including the lands owned as the Demesne of the First Citizen. As for de jure control, the newly-independent rulers of Near East, Edom and Sephimora seemed to continue recognizing the claim of the crown given to Yannis in the treaty of Ema, as evident by coins minted at the time. However, about one-half of the lower nobility in all three regions would gradually shift their recognition toward Emperor Xeracles. The archaeological curiousity known as the "double-faced coin" was very prominent at this point, which included faces of both Xeracles and the Annointed on together. This seemed to be an attempt by some lower nobles to rectify the dispute by recognizing both claiments at once. Thus, historians generally no longer refer to this era as the "Xeran Dynasty" but have marked a shift of government into the Mouri Empire, or "Holy Empire" in the native language. Indeed, the religion of Ulm remaind the only consistent administration that still existed in every indepenent kingdom, so the shift of emphasis from the emipre of the Xeran dynasty to the name "Holy" is appropriate. The Ulm religion remained largely unaffected by these events, and continued to grow in popularity in every region and kingdom that split off from the empire. Although the Ema treaty forbade the empire from sponsoring Ulm missionaries in Yannis or any eastern territories, the Apostle Formosos wrote extensively on the doctrine of "Every man is an Apostle", thus giving an individual obligation to every citizen to spread the faith of Ulm entirely on their own, without government sponsorship. Even so, the subsequent chaos in the empire caused quite a large exodus out of the nation eastward, as Emalia showed great opportunity for repopulation economic growth. The reconstruction of the cities of Emalia and Ema were for the most part staffed by Edomite and other Xeran migrant workers. Evanmetra V, Queen of Edom, was officially wed to the Annointed One by the Treaty of Ema. This was an awkward situation, as Evanmetra was already married to her king-consort Myatus the Short, who sired her three daughters. However, since Yannis did not have the same prohibition against polygamy as the Xerans, the marriage was agreed upon anyway. Even so, although Evanmetra would write frequently to her betrothed husband across the sea, she never once would set foot on the continent in her life. We know this confirmed by servant records recovered from the palace at Edom at this time, which describes the Queen had an annual picnic with her daughters every year. Evanmetra claimed in her letters this was due to her fragile health in her old age, not able to withstand the more northern climats of Yannis, but the actual reasons behind this have long since been debated. The invasion of Yannis through the Near East was taken as great surprise, if not alarm by all the kingdoms of the former Xera realm. Seeing that Yannis' wake of destruction across the empire was already devastating enough, a full invasion through the crown territories itself was seen as a possible breach of the peace. As such, all the member nobility of the Confernternity called their military to arms, hoping to pool resources of a joint defense. But Evanmetra led the council to a cooler, more passive approach to settle the dispute peacefully. Erisoh, the guardian of Xeracles, was welcome to meet the Yannis expedition on the banks of the Ashe River. He explained that Xeracles, after the tragic death of his father and the subsequent civil war with Daran, has been crowned the new ruler of Azoz, and is soverign over the Kingdom that extends from Tuartha in the east to Fotashe in the west. The title of Xeran Emperor, passed on from his father out of tradition, designates Xeracles as the leader of his family, and in no way affects the title of the crown held by Yannis, nor any other part of the Treaty of Ema.
  • Yusur Civilization: During the final years of Ingishkames’ reign in Eshuun a strong king named Urscnahish emerged in Mizqa that challenged the supremacy of Ingishkames. Little is known about Urscnahish’s reign, which leads some to speculate that his attempted takeover was likely unsuccessful, but one important discovery from this time would be the Code of Urscnahish, which would become the earliest known code of law among the Yusur yet discovered by archaeologists. These laws began with a series of societal distinctions; at the top of every city was the “great man”, who served as a high priest and monarch. It is believed that Urscnahish’s laws paint a snapshot of a certain trend that had been developing in Yusur culture for sometime. Evidence points to every early city being based around a temple, known as an Acuzimut, which had developed into giant, stone structures and the centerpiece of every city. For their ability to speak directly to the gods, which would be a much needed skill for the vulnerable Yusur people, in a religion that believed in the temperment and destructive power of a multitude of gods, the high priests of the Acuzimut were considered the highest caste of society, and the sole power in any city. During the upheaval of the region’s politics during the great disaster, and the ensuing wars to unify the region, there appears to have been a shift toward a non-religious entity, which can be described as a “great man” or king. Likely all secular government officials were derived from the military, and through their conquests they would develop the first palaces that rivaled the Acuzimut. By the time of Urscnahish many cities had developed a priest-king role for its highest official. This role wed the two offices together, sometimes quite literally through the wedding of a high priestess to a king. Urscnahish specifically calls himself the high priest of Ru and the King of Mizqa. Later developments seem to indicate that during the conquests of migrating peoples among the Yusur, such as the Akinites, this distinction finally officially splintered, as for the first time a foreign king was ruling over one or more distinct religious groups, and began an attempt toward hereditary monarchy that was less entwined with religion. Regardless, the Code of Urscnahish next stipulates the existence of two classes: freedmen and slaves. A complex system had developed, where freed farmers keep their own private property, but were required to pay a percentage of their crops to the central government. Crops grown by slaves, who would not need to be paid, were to be equally split between the landowner and his city’s public supply, which non-farmers would take from freely in exchange for their non-agricultural enterprises. Possibly weakened during the process of subduing said Urscnahish, the king Ingishkames would be killed soon after when a group known as the Basimites invaded the Upper Uphra River. They are said to have divided the Yusur domain in one-half, while also expanding west from the river toward the southern borders of the Nunemite cities, located near Mount Siunuma.

Tsardom of Algeorgia: After a heavy thunderstorm,the tsar has received a vision from the Holy Dodo: to find the mystical bull that is said to be somewhere we haven't been before. In addition, a five-pointed star will show the way to the bull. The tsar immediately orders a 25-ship strong exploration fleet to begin exploring north of us. A great moat is begun around the Great Wall of the capital as an added defensive measure. Meanwhile, at the military academy the all-female battalion is formed called the "Night Witches". We begin producing obsidian arrows.


  • Thïgæ: Yithït VII dies, leaving Yithït VIII to the throne. With the Vytï (Vhaynos) attacking the Kanï (Daukani), Yithït VIII is confused on which side to take; the side of the Vytï or the Kanï; the side of gold or iron; the side of riches or strength; the side of invader or defender. In the end, he decided to side with the strong, defending, iron-rich Kanï. Although not officially joining the war during the decade, he experiments with the idea of officially intervening on the side of the Kanï; however, the Kanï were only given supplies at this point. The gold supply from Vyt helped Ihjthï prosper, but Kanï iron also is a profitable source of income. Secret: A mercenary force of 1,000 are sent to help the Kanï, but their true origin from Thïgæ stays a closely guarded secret. Trebuches, ballistas, and chariots are also sent. The mercenaries' and war equipment payment are sent directly to the capital in iron, and the mercenaries themselves get paid in gold Upans, ironically made from Vytï gold from trips in the past. Yithït asks Sonaredar if they would support Thïgæ if the Thï people were to hypothetically intervene. A "Iron Road" is built from Daukani to Thïgæ, not going into the country but slightly east of it to avoid enegeneers going into zones of war and being accidently killed by Vytï or Kanï military members. The puropse of the road is to supposedly to prevent the grounding or loss of goods in the dangorus Bay of Daukani, but in reality, men and supplies are smuggled in, for which iron is given from Daukani. End Secret. All Thï merchants going to Vytï lands are advised to be on high alert, as if the Vytï government finds out about the involvment in Vytï-Kanï war, they are likely to arrest or detain any Thï people in Vyt at the time. Fire begins to be used for military purposes, with oil being used to light on fire. While contained during experimentation, Alchemists find out that if you smother it in dirt, it dies out. Even more intrestingly, water makes the fire even worse (as it is either a Class-B or Class-K fire). Soon, pottery is made which breaks on impact, usually filled with ignited olive oil, therfore speading the fire. This is mainly used in the navy, as the wooden ships burned much easier than the dirt of the ground. Trade continues with the Darï (Sonaredar), and goods are imported. The Darï (Sonaredar) government is offered an alliance with Thïgæ. The offer is also extended to the Pananï (Johdnapanan) governement. Yithït VIII invites the leaders of the nations to Thauoh (a city in Thïgæ) to formalize the pact if they want to ally with the Thï people (Mod Response). Expansion continues east and north, while rural areas grow massivley due to the babies from the baby boom of three decades ago become 20 and 30 year olds, buying their own lands. Exploration continues southward using the island groups and in the far west around the peninsula. The gold Upan prices start to come back to affordable levels, around four times the cost of a silver Upan, although the target price when it was first minted was two times the price of a silver Upan.
  • Taivaie: We accept the offer of the Miskharm city-state (or whatever it's called) establishing trade ties, and sending a delegation to the city. Small bands of Taivas warriors raid Tiifling encampments, as, obviously, no Tiifling settlement is peaceful because all Tiifling are violent barbarians. An elite-class of archer emerges, noted for immense skill with the bow and sword. By the reconing of the warbands, around 5,000 Tiiflings have been slain this decade. Gilean builds another temple to commemorate this. The hearts of Tiifling children are burned in braziers and wood from their village is fashioned into houses. Any women who survive are dumped into the river with waterlogged branches tied to their arms, so that they exert a lot of effort trying not to drown, until they can't swim anymore due to fatigue. The men who survive are tied up and bound far into the jungle, laid horizontally with bamboo planted underneath their chest. If the wild cats don't kill them, the bamboo through their heart will. Taivayth is pleased with this slaughter, and rewards his children with a bountiful crop of rice, contributing to the rise in population, and consquential expansion 5 px upriver. Taivas literature continues its development, with romantic comedies being especially popular among the upper-class. All in all, life is good.
  • Mesallian Culture: During this era, the rapid expansion of the Mesallians had led to the establishment of their kingdoms across the ancient world. They would largely be affected by the Xeran-Yannian Wars, reacting in a number of ways:
    • Edom and Sephimora: In Edom the most outspoken supporter of the crown and the monarchy remained Evanematra V, who returned to the city having served reportedly as Xera’s first woman commander. Generally the fall of the Xeran Empire led to their unpopular laws being eroded as well, as the nobility and royalty who were not of the Ulmian faith often secretly clamored for the return of traditional Edomite polygamy. Later that year Evanematra wed her third husband in secret, Lyvus, who had been her lover. Reportedly Myatus the Short protested both matches intensely, but he would die the following year, either from poor health or murdered by Lyvus, depending on the source. Because of her fierce loyalty to Xera, the queen would raise troops to support the infant Xeracles, when it seemed apparent that General Daran was attempting to seize control, and because of Edomite involvement the attempts by Daran were repulsed. The queen would again take up the sword, leading an army during the Usinilago campaign. During this time she received word that her eldest daughter, Evanematra, had been kidnapped in a palace coup instigated by an Ulmian extremist leader named Epiphenus, who sought to ensure that the queen would be punished for polygamy and that the kingdom would be a theocracy. Before the queen could bring her army back to the capital, she would be killed by an arrow through the neck, according to legend shot by a Lementarian. Ephiphenus would instigate a dictatorship in the city backed by the military power of his Ulmian faction, known as the Ephiphenites. Although the city of Edom had grown to be majority Ulmian by the time of the coup, the Ephiphenites quickly became universally unpopular. They organized brutal crackdowns against the city’s non-Ulmian populations, as well as dissenting Ulmians. The Cult of Lementer was finally closed from the public eye completely, with their extensive library and center of the sciences being burnt to the ground. At the same time as the coup in the capital, word reached the late queen’s other two daughters, Medesa and Thalia. With the majority of the kingdom keen to reject the government in the capital, both claimants found themselves being used to take over the kingdom, beginning the so-called War of the Three Hostages. Medesa had been wed to Levian V, who succeeded Levian IV as King of Sephimora, while Thalia had been wed to Dehumetus of Lysandria. In the case of Sephimora, the king feared the destruction of the kingdom at the hands of either the Edomite kingdom or the Yannians, and so sought to strengthen his position by capturing the Edomite throne via his wife. Dehumetus, likewise, sought to influence the city to restore the pre-Ulmian religions, and he too claimed the throne. The war began with a number of small battles on land and at sea between the Edomites and Lysandrians, with Dehumetus seizing briefly a number of cities on the coast. At the Battle of Orama, northeast of Alanaza, Dehumetus would be forced back to Lysandria by the forces of Levian V, but he would be defeated in the Battle of Iskandria soon after by an Ulmian army. The remainder of the kingdom’s army, led by Evanematra’s original husband, Erisoh, arrived back in the kingdom, but found the city unable to be penetrated initially. Instead he fortified nearby Ascana, where his son Amedantes was being held. Within the city of Edom, an Ulmian military officer named Aphistrus would convert to Zamism in order to take over a position against the Ephiphenites. He would become known as Aphistrus the Apostate, and would rise to the head of an anti-government conspiracy. Later that year his faction would storm the imperial palace and finally have Ephiphenus assassinated. Officially Evanematra was discovered already dead as well, but it was speculated that she had been killed in the battle or even ordered to be killed by Aphistrus, who became one of the acting rulers of the city in the meantime. He would be wed to the High Priest of Zama, Semuna, who administered the city officially. During the short reign of the couple the city officially adopted the Zamist religion once more, although Aphistrus carefully tried to balance the power of the other religions as well, refusing to purge the Ulmians or to strictly enforce any one faith. Meanwhile, the war effort in Sephimora broke down once the Yannians elected to enforce their terms of the Ema Peace, and sent a delegation to Nerimos to oversee a new election. The deposing of Levian V did not go as planned, but due to his armies being split between the east and west, he would be killed in battle. The Yannian contingent, which was almost entirely Yanno-Mesallians from the Melopenes, was led by Yeseculecus, the governor in Nykos, who appointed himself King of Sephimora, and married Medesa himself. This was disputed by the entirety of Sephimora, from Leviea to Nelgistis, and Yeseculecus would spent most of the year struggling to assert control. In the second year of the 118th Jafiad (Year 673) Medesa would give birth to a son named Catulaes, although dying in childbirth. Later that same year Thalia would also die in Lysandria, supposedly assassinated at the orders of the government in Edom. However, the war would not come to an end until the following year, when Amedantes’ wife, Shazema of Shamadal, managed to defeat the Edomite couple in battle. The Ptelamaic dynasty of Edom had come to an end officially, as the throne passed to a Ptelamaic daughter-in-law, Shazema II, via her marriage to Evanematra V’s son.
    • Emalia: As these developments were occuring, the state of Emalia had largely collapsed after the conclusion of the war with Yannis. The capital of Ema had been destroyed, which was a prophetic sign for the Emalian faithful to abandon the north entirely. Southern Emalia came to be ruled by Queen Odessa, while the north effectively became the Kingdom of Ephenus under Ptelamus, after he formally occupied the remainder of the state. Ephenus had reached its largest extent, now spanning the region from Dascelos and the Sephimoran desert in the west, to the Great Lakes in the east. The so-called “Crown of Emalia” would remain defunct, with Emalian lands split legally between Alsoba and Ephenus. Immediately the two monarchs came into conflict as to where their border lay, beginning a brief conflict around the 118th Jafiad (Year 672). With the war having devastated the region, the two instead formed a diplomatic solution, in which they wed and ruled as joint monarchs. Later, after several contested Yannian and anti-Yannian Sephimoran kings, Ptelamus would launch an invasion of Sephimora in the second year of the 119th Jafiad (Year 677), with partial Yannian backing. This would lead to an Edomite-Emalian War, as the Kingdom of Edom still exercised its ancient tradition of claiming hegemony over the Kingdom of Sephimora. Ptelamus would conquer the majority of Sephimora, and successfully repulse Edomite invasion, although the stronghold of Leviea refused to recognize either claim. Two years later a peace would be agreed upon, which formally led to the annexation of Sephimora to the Empire of Emalia, as a constituent kingdom, although Alsoba would directly claim parts of its south.
    • Kingdom of Erasidon: In Erasidon the king was greatly upset by the inability of the Mesallians to retake the Kingdom of Canim. The Erasidonian kings would continue to claim the Kingdom of Canim for themselves, instead of as part of the Syresian Republic, leading to future conflict between the two states. Deidamus would face further rebellion from the Mesallian states. Initially, with Sephimora under his control, the governor Yeseculecus would spearhead this rebellion, managing to liberate the entirety of the Melopenes Peninsula from the influence of the Kingdom of Erasidon. Instead the Meshwati empire in the Gabatrian Sea expanded greatly, the south was largely dominated by cities such as Agira and Lysandria, and the north and west came to be ruled by a series of strong, Yannian kings.
    • Syresian Republic: The nation of Syres quickly reasserted control over the Kingdom of Canim, splitting the kingdom into a number of provinces, which would each be administered by a Hensa-approved governor. Many of the changes brought upon by the independent kingdom would remain, such as the prevalence of the Mesallian religion and Sericolian-style art and architecture, although Syresians would quickly be promoted to the head of society in the kingdom’s former lands. The Syresian Republic did not rest there however, as south of their border an independent kingdom taken from the Xeran Empire emerged. The kingdom was dominated by its three main cities, which had been independent city-states centuries prior; Nesarafen, Besheva, and Jubaya. Philopater I of “Near East” would be replaced within the first year of the great Xeran civil war, dying soon after. His replacement was appointed by the Yannians, a Yannian nobleman of Bascula who had taken the name Oaximayalus. During his reign he would fortify the kingdom in the face of civil war erupting all around, He would found the city of Laneba, which would serve as the new capital of the kingdom, and christen the new union as Aexontia, from the Mesallian term “Aexont”, that had been used to describe the western lands for centuries. After a brief war over disputed territory between the two Syres forced Oaximayalus to accept “Syresian protection”, which marked the beginning of the kingdom’s influence under Syres.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: The leader of the Zelonuma Emiresq demanded that the Thotite realm collapse, and luckily it did so. The Zelonuma Emiresq is pleased with the fall of Azoz, and agrees to the treaty arranged by the benevolent Yannis Empire. The captured ships granted to the nation and its allies by the peace are taken, and these ships are granted to the people who had their lives destroyed by the Thotite invasion. The city of Darna grows once more and is rebuilt, with ships and seized tribute being used to finance its rebuilding. The navy of Darna and of the Zelonuma Emiresq is to be slowly rebuilt. Rich from the spoils, and in contention over the future of the state, the nobles of the Zelonuma Emiresq squabbled over the kingdom’s politics. The nation becomes divided and infighting breaks out several years after the war ends. The nation of the Zelonuma Emiresq would be split in two with its western, mountainous one-half remaining under the control of a ruler named Zaxim, while the east came under the control of a Darnan named Topha.
  • Yannis Empire: The great victory has come, the Thotites have been destroyed. The evil mound of Azoz has crumbled further, and the peaceful and righteous people of the world have been freed. An immense celebration occurs in the Holy City of Yagothna-vis, with the Anointed One leading the festivities. The weak Thotites have been humiliated beyond repair. King Thot himself was slain, so that their rebellion ended completely. Instead it was affirmed that the entirety of that world now belongs to the Yannis Empire. The Ulmite heresy was purged from the lands, and the Thotites slain. With a great coalition of the world’s allies, they were completely crushed and obliterated. In the territory seized from Exhula every heathen of that land is killed, and a new government is established, so that an independent Yannian state may form. 50,000 Yannian veteran, Holy Men, plus their families, will be settled in the lands initially, with many more Yannians over time brought into the land. They spread the true faith, and assimilate the Exhulans, and these Exhulans flock to the banner of Yannis. This is without a doubt due to the humiliation the Exhula Tribe suffered, having been corrupted by an incapable leader, who sought to lead humanity astray. Now the process of purifying Exhula has begun, and Holy Men flock to their lands to settle and preach the true faith. Yannians also heavily settle the lands of Emalia, helping to rebuild those lands. The city of Ema is constructed in a Yannian fashion, i.e., with modern amenities such as sewers, aqueducts, forums, theatres, and well made streets. Similarly Temayal is aided and rebuilt. Governors are dispatched to Sephimora, Edom, and Aexontia, leading Yannian settlements among the native population. Their arrival is a signal to the weak creatures of Thot, that they are not welcome there. The people are strengthened so that never again will Thot rise up to enslave innocent people. All of Azoz is now owned by the Anointed One, and he sees fit to administer those ruins with many thousands of Holy Men. It is informed that it is impossible for there to be two emperors, and if another rebellion is instigated we will be forced to raze Azoz further. An army is dispatched to march into the Thotite region via the Near East in order to continue the process of restoring order. Those filthy beings who were not killed have immediately broken the good word of Emalia, and so must be destroyed. We march toward the remains of that place, in order to stop their rebellion.
  • Telachitul Republic: With some experience with the more violent southern tribes, En'hoek hopes to continue expansion in light of the new northern threat. However, to make matters simple En'hoek publicly Agrees to the northerners' proposal, and opens trade with them. However, for much of the republic's elite, the nation is still seen as an existential threat. With any opposition clear up to the Northerners' sphere of influence, En'hoek continues to make the sure the military is ready for combat, stationing some elements on the border with the northerners. Even in light of this however, trade to the north continues. THis is used as a way to get spies into the kingdom to suss out its weaknesses. Mostly focused on expansion and war, En'hoek seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to like a shit ton, LMAO). After the patronage of Armeera, Eltaphu is now a reasonably complete, and is reasonably serviceable. In addition, En'hoek continues to fund the development of Icrodel. He continues to promote the book Eveiel, and continues to build various temples, especially in Itochitul and other major cities. En'hoek hopes to use the development of Icrodel as a way to spread Telachitul culture, and bring especially the southern regions closer to the Republic's sphere of influence. With the army working to pacify the north, En'hoek works to expand north along the coastline to continue expansion but avoid the northerner's sphere of influence. In addition, the reign of En'hoek sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake see moderate growth. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitate relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading. We take a census and invest like a bunch into it.
  • Drachenia: The first Sudland Settlements are made along the shoreline. Konig Alfons pushes the expansion of territory on the Drachenian Continent even more with the support of more settlers to tame the new lands. Roads and settlements already established see expansion. Exploration in the south focus more westward. Wasser sees more settlers move into the territory. More libraries and areas of study are made. Philosophical Studies are expanded about even more while missionaries continue to spread the faith. Some leaders of the faith propose sending missionaries to minor nations to spread the religion easier.
  • Glorious Empire: The invasion of Daukani continues to prove successful with the troops advancing on the capital hoping to take them by surprise from all sides and score a victory. However, even if this fails, the unchallenged Vhaynosi fleet still controls all shipping lanes to Daukani and blocks any ships from entering the country or leaving it slowly starving them. Meanwhile, in the north, the primary tactic shifts toward delaying the advancement of the Xinabeni army into Daukani lands and stopping them from grouping with them constantly harassing them and cutting off supply lines and killing any foragers. However, at a confrontation between the two armies, we find a Tah mercenary serving them, this leads to immediate suspicion within the capital as the Tah have shown once again that they are devils who will lie and cheat. In order to punish them any Tah merchant attempting to trade in the region is charged very steep tolls of 85% of their product in order to trade with any nation, dvama, Sonraedar, or more. And secretly, they hire raiders under the name of privateers to raid the lands of Thïgæ as punishment for their insolence, but are not identifiable under any known measures. The city of exiles continues to expand its borders farther and grow rich off trade. Reenforcements of about 5,000 troops of horse archers and heavy cavalrymen are sent to Daukani.
    • Thïgæ Diplomacy: (OOC: I feel like you are metagaming as you looked at the section explicitly marked SECRET, but I will let it slide.) Thïgæ denies all affiliation, and continues trading with Sonaredar, stating that the Darï are not a Vytï vassal state, and will not be treated as one.
  • Sillan Republic: Banzenopolis is expanded further, with the Banzene Basilica being heavily-renovated. Influenced by the rapid growth of Ulmism and an increasingly conservative social climate, as well as Banzena's own conversion to Ulmism, several morality laws are implemented. There is a crackdown on street prostitution, with all prostitutes required to be a part of registered and licensed brothels. Stricter regulations are also imposed on abortion, with abortion being limited to unmarried women. As a result, the only form of family limitation for married couples includes abstinence, prolonged breastfeeding, and rudimentary methods of contraception such as coitus interruptus or fertility awareness. There are also stricter laws in regards to divorce (in order to enforce monogamy); thus leading to men effectively losing the ability to acquire a divorce except in very specific circumstances. Similarly, adolescent sexuality becomes increasingly shunned upon (primarily by lower-classes; while a double standard exists for upper-classes). Male sexuality especially becomes increasingly restricted and viewed as "barbarous". While the news of the "Western Wars" ending brings relief, it also brings the stagnant state of the military to light. To address this, the limited production of steel (even with improved methods of metallurgy) is funneled into the production of weaponry, military arsenals and stockpiles are built in cities, and a professional working climate (with exemplified by standardized, monthly drills and regulations on conduct) is instilled. Due to their potential as weapons of war, the production of siege engines (traction trebuchets, projectile-launchers, rams, and assault covers) is raised. Similarly, the foreign occupation of Exhulan territory and the disruption of trade with the nations of the West has led to more importance being placed on the navy – leading to the promotion of the Bureau of the Navy to its own separate, albeit small, Ministry (thus raising the total number of elected Ministers to seven). The navy now numbers at 300 vessels consisting of 100 biremes (used for coastal defense, reconnaissance, and armed with limited ramming capabilities), 75 triremes (used for close-range assault and boarding), and 50 and 25 quadriremes and quinqueremes respectively (used for long-ranged assault and as squadron leaders, being armed with numerous projectile-launchers). There is rapid territorial expansion to the East, primarily for the purposes of claiming more arable land.

681-690

The nation of Chrystalia launches a number of expeditions to its nearby coast, creating several colonies. The westernmost colony makes contact with the nation of Sillas, located northwest of the colony, and asks to initiate trade.

During the reign of Shundramda, the Paotualma Empire undergoes a period of turmoil and decline. The nation of Mang wages a successful war of defense that heavily weakens the Paotualma military. In the east a number of Paotualman kingdoms break off in the region north of Daukani. A general named Dasavodama manages to seize the province of Kymmenen and much of the western empire, waging a war against Shundramda.

The Gahrenese colonies in the far north attract settlement from many people discontented with the Beraban seizure of Gahren. This prompts a leader named Marthik to declare the cities independent, naming their alliance the state of Anlunema.

A Xinaben invasion of the nation of Vhaynos commences, with the Xinaben laying siege to and subsequently capturing the cities along the northern river, with the Vytians suffering 3,100 casualties during their defense of the region. The nation of Daukani, emboldened by the aid of foreign nations, likewise launches a counterattack, inciting the northeast tribe in Vhaynos, which was only recently conquered, to rise in rebellion. The Vytians manage to defeat this counterattack and seize the Daukani capital, with the nation of Vhaynos suffering 3,000 casualties and Jadalan suffering 1,400 casualties.

The nations of Sonaredar and Johndapanan both decline an alliance with the nation of Thïgæ.

  • Zelonuma Emiresq: Zaxim pays a great price, so that when the funeral procession of Nathon II is interrupted, the stolen body is seized and purchased. The body of the emperor is shipped to his court. There he sees the rotting remains of Nathon and sodomizes the corpse. He rips off his head and sodomizes his skull, screaming, “Darna” as he climaxes. This is the legacy of Nathon, with all the world witnessing. He has been made the sexual slave of the Zelonuma Emiresq, just as all Thotites should be. Slaves from Azoz directly reach the Zelonuma Emiresq, and these slaves become used by the Darnans to show their prowess over them. The Olm faith is utterly crumbling and nothing more than an object for sex in the eyes of the north. The city of Darna has been rebuilt, and its ships sail to capture more Thotite slaves, and the north prospers once more.
    • Bitch, hold up.
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 368-377 Since the Return of Hythus. Myrnech Jyantus’ son, Tyrelius, takes his father’s throne after his death. As emperor he reorganizes the Imperial Army, his personal forces, under a system of 1,000 men strong units of lancers. Although only numbering 8,000 the force is considered the single most powerful unar in the empire, if dwarfed by the combined forces of all the other lords, except for the Jaloran King, Zaloras. Fortunately, Zaloras and the Emperor share ties of kinship, and the two prove to be fast friends, as well as brothers by law. The political decentralization of the empire has many effects, historically smaller regional cities grow into significant economic and administrative centers thanks to local investment, technological competition between rival lords drives improving economic advancement, and the spread of vanity projects in the form of libraries, temples, bath-houses, and even primitive sewers prompts an explosion of urban culture. In the east, relative stability in the last century sees beneficial peace and roaring economies as trade restrictions from the past have fallen away. However, in the west, the recent wars have left some nobles vulnerable and a series of small internal wars are fought between House Talis and House Karethis. This fighting is condemned by the emperor, and both houses agree to arbitration after five years of sporadic combat. The 24 major houses are solidified by imperial edict, and the Court of the Houses is established to settle disputes and prevent in-fighting. Although the emperor is not legally entitled to powers to judge and try the Great Houses, the court he established proves effective in passing fair judgments, and Emperor Tyrelius is widely held as Tyrelius the Just. Agricultural production increases due to the expansion of farmlands, the use of human, bovine, and equestrian excrement to enrich soil, and the construction of canals and tythoruses for irrigation. Crop-rotation strategies become more entrenched and more effective. In addition, subsidies are given to farmers to establish more large-scale fish, mollusk, crustacean, and seaweed farms in and along the river banks and coasts of both nations. The population grows immensely due to increased wealth and nutrition.
  • Glorious Empire of Vhaynos: The assault on Daukani is ultimately successful with the Daukani being completely routed and every major part of their kingdom being occupied. We offer to the Daukani terms of peace where they shall become an autonomous province within Vhaynos but still maintain control over most of their affairs and are able to select their own governor/satrap, along with not having to pay fees for the protection of Vhaynosi ships while trading. MOD RESPONSE The news of Xinaben attacking our northern cities stirs much anger within the country, in order to counter this we move forces into the area to constantly harass and attack them taking out their lines of supply but never actually engaging them in battle using our superior knowledge of terrain and our superior mobility to avoid any true battles taking place. While in the south we start to mobilize the one-half of our army which has not yet been touched, holding superiority in the fact that the Xinabeni army is mostly exhausted from a constant march and battles. But do not engage them staying at the pivotal site of our military fortification near the Xinabeni controlled lands. An expedition is sent to the Northeastern where they are crushed under heel and 90% of their population is carried off into slavery for their dastardly defiance of our glorious empire. The rest are routinely murdered and impaled to show our subjects the price of defying us. Meanwhile, the city directly south of the Xinabeni-controlled river, is highly fortified and garrisoned with troops to protect it from any assault the Xinabeni carry out. Utilizing the forces sent into the Xinabeni lands we begin to inspire resistance against the Xinabeni by the native Vhaynosi, causing many similar units to rise and utilize the hit and run tactics utilized by us.
  • Mouri Empire: Emperor Nathon II's body was entombed in the Imperial Mausoleum in Azoz, the traditional resting place for all rulers of Azoz except for Zohhak the Cruel, Nathon I, Thalut II, Iskandar, and Thalut IV. As soon as Xeracles became 14 years of age, the First Citizen persuaded the Senate of Medan to officially retire the young emperor, and sent him to remain in the Garden of Pleasures. Lev, a three-year-old nephew of the late General Daran, was crowned in Azoz as his successor. Erisoh wished to avoid the same mistakes as when Ptelamus III "the Mad" ruled. Thus, from this point forward the emperors would always remain as young children, routinely changed out each decade or so. This would forever prevent them from exerting any real authority over the rest of the empire, just as the members of the Mouri Confraternity desired. It is around this time that Dionide of Ephenus, veteran of the Xeran-Yannis war, first migrated to Edom and began his ministry of pedagogy, becoming one of the most famous philosophers since the Mesallanistic Era. Dionide was considered somewhat of an outcast or unorthodox among the philosophers in Iskandaria, as he would always shy away from any formal debate or any official public appearence. Instead, he would frequent various public clubs or taverns, keeping a large group of close friends around him who would be informally known as his disciples. Instead of debating, Dionide would simply pose various philosophical questions to his friends, and take long discussions on the various pros and cons of their arguments. Most of these dialogues, recorded by his biographer Palto, revolve around the nature of justice, truth, and love. Dionide directly challenged the Ulm establishment, questioning if the current system was truly effective at protecting both truth and justice, however they are defined. His examples were always filled with parables and allegory, often being a veiled criticism of the current leaders in Edom, Ephenus, and Azoz. Talmai of Usilinago, being a puppet ruler of the Sons of Sutho, mounted a campaign to oust the influence of the Water Merchants from Tuartha, their arch rivals. After being beaten back after several key battles in spite of having numerical superiority, Talmai instigated a series of military reforms for rebuilding the nation's strength. Rather than the complex system of cuisine enjoyed in the Xeran dynasty, a new diet is devised that is rationing of cheeses, boiled potatoes and cured fish, which are much easier to compact and keep on long military campaigns. Furthermore, Talmai created a system of outposts and depots along the road systems of Usilinago and Teman, helping to convey logistics needed for military far faster and easier. Klantonian armor was also adopted as standard issue in the kingdom, but also for the Zedumari warriors who were employed as mercenaries the most frequently. These reforms to logistisc and rationing were mostly completed by the time of Shamenza's death, at which point new conflict arose between the Edomites and Emalia.</s> The continued chaos in these regions forced many more migrants eastward to settle in Emalia, but also more migrants this time moved north as well into the regions of Canim and Syres, all carrying the theology of Formosos with them. The Yannis Holy Men attempted their proselytization in Xera for the first time in many centuries. In Edom, the philosophers welcomed the Holy Men to debate their religion with facts and logic at the Library of Iskandaria, up against the various alternate faiths of Lemantarians, Shanzians, and Orthodox Ulm. The general consensus from contemporary historians was that the Holy Men were completely unable to provide satisfactory arguments to their position, and resorted with calling all the opponant philosophers in the room "wild animals". In Neum, a sermon given by a Yannian Holy Man in a majority-Ulm community resulted in a violent tumult, with a mob attempting to kill all the Yannian missions and their servants. Cassius V of Tuartha immediately intervened and managed to rescue the Holy Men unharmed, save only for two servants that were severly injured. In Azoz, the First Citizen Erisoh worked to implement a policy of westward expansion, seeing the de facto independence of the north and eastern kingdoms as effectively blocking off any connection in that direction. So with the military left over from the Xeran-Yannis war largely left intact, a force of 50,000 soldiers split into two armies were sent northwest to finally annex the vassalized kingdom of Eskaladun, launching their expedition from the military outposts that already exist near the capital. These used the same tactical formations of folding lines used in the previous war, in addition to lancer skirmishers and longbowmen. Once that expedition was complete, the same armies regrouped and pushed farther north along the western coast, conquering the Darnan colony bordering Khin.
  • Yusur Civilization: Archaeological evidence from this period notes a heavy shift in the linguistics of the Yusur people, with extensive borrowing occurring between the Yusur, Akinites, and others, leading to historians to propose the idea that most cities were probably bilingual, and there existed a sprachbund in the region. Interestingly, a later copy of the Code of Urscnahish, dated only a few generations later, is written entirely in the Akinite language, despite being discovered in the far north. According to the Gàłsughęmas, a collection of texts written around around this pertaining to the Yusur religion primarily, the Second Dynasty of Eshuun was toppled by an invasion from the south, which saw Eshuun and Mizqa both razed. The descendants of Urscnahish were taken prisoner to a land known as Ulə̀m, and the Yusur kingdoms fell to a series of Akinites from the west. Historians believe that the Akinite migration into the river delta was probably a long process over generations, with the Akinites only beginning to reach a powerful position by the time of the Gàłsughęmas. The land if Ulə̀m is typically identified as the region 300 miles south of Uphra, where the people would have been ethnically similar to the Akinites. The new arrivals would have adopted many Yusur customs, while introducing their language into the population. The Akinites have been linked to cultures from across the continent, owing to the similarities in language and religion as much as 2,000 miles away. One of their chief deities would have been the earth being Idọti, who is linked to the proto-continental deity known as Eidọthim, from which the deity Itanim, worshiped on the other side of the continent, and the deity Esomid in the south, are also derived. From the Ja-Gàłsughęm, the first of the four Gàłsic texts, these non-Yusur influences are most clear, where as in the latest text, the Usuma-Gàłsughęm, references are made to specific ritual practices known to have originated from the Yusur. These religious texts give rise to the name “Gàłsic Period” , to describe their introduction into Yusur society. The earliest known Gàłsic king was an Akinite named Noįmeshúmes, who seemed to have had a hand in the sacking of Mizqa. His capital would become the city of Usqema, located upriver from Yusur settlement. The king would become famed for his defeat of the Umgupal Civilization, which seemingly saved the Yusur states elsewhere on the river from their constant harassment, owning Usqema respect from their neighbors. Around the same time a legendary confrontation would take place in the north which saw the fall of the Edonite city-states. The most powerful was the city of Tesh, which had dominated the Muri River sporadically over the centuries. But Tesh would be destroyed after a ten-year war, pushing the Edonites far into the north and beyond. This would cause a chain reaction of migration, as well as an interest at sea for the Edonites. The Muri cities would the first to master long distance sailing, establish the outpost of Obeneshocul on the small island north of the Yusur. This long distance trade would lead to increased interest from farther-away tribes, for better or for worse for the Yusur nations.
  • Nura Gakan: Chaga Tan passes away, following his death Ulum Tan is picked as the new Gak by the council of fire. He, too, begins to enact taxes among the rich and nobles in hopes of maintaining the nation's current amount of money (or gold?). Within Ulrom organized polytheisic religion begins to take shape with the establishment of new gods and the mixing of others, This leads to the formation of three Main gods (Vangar: The god of strength/Dun: God of peace/Ogkut: God of the intelligent). The Nura Gakan religion begins to adopt a holy order mostly expanded by Oral tradition. Ulrom is expanded with plans of expanding the town toward the coastline of the state. Olama begins to form on the two-river region mostly used as a de facto trade center of the state, placed at the head of the river delta.Ft. Thots is expanded with construction of walls around the fort. Mines begin taking shape in the mountain regions. Naval raiding begins to become a more acceptable form of warfare within the Gakani people, this is mostly support and backed up by the Naval expansion across the Two Rivers. The mines are mostly used to find new gems (which are used by the rich and noblemen to flex on poor people) and iron (for the formation of new weapons.) Gakani farmers begin setting up farms and things of that sort by the Two-River Region. Trade becomes more and more important causing Ulum to form a navy to protect trade ships up and down the river. Ulum Tan begins to send more settlers toward newly expanded land upon the hope of expanding the Gurkani people and loyalty to the Gak.
  • Tsardom of Algeorgia: The Expedition continues exploring as far as it can before returning for supplies. The expedition becomes known as the Six-Pointed Bull Expedition. The Tsar institutes Algeorgia's first noble title which is reserved for people that have served the Algeorgian nation with great distinction. The first to achieve this title is Baroness Anastasia Tchernecko, General of the Royal Algeorgian army. In the village of Androvopolivia an inventor by the name of Boris Vladimirovich discovers a circular thing that he names the wheel. The wheel starts to be used as a transportation means with the help of the horses.
  • Mesallian Culture: In Edom the reigning Maleka Shameza II oversaw a number of changes within Edomite society. In matters of religion, it had become impossible to ignore or destroy the spread of the Ulm faith, with the capital itself being majority Ulmian. The largest sect remained the Shanzian faith, which the royalty tolerated for its Edomite-leaning, matriarchal tenets, which did not so heavily conflict with the politics of the royal court. Traditional Ulmism, known elsewhere as simply Ulm, or in Edom as Azozian Ulmism, was a smaller percentage. Traditional Ulmism had experienced a large burst in popularity during the Xeran annexation, especially after Thalut III ordered the massacring of rival religions. However, aside from Shanzianism, other sects of the Ulm faith not favored by the Azozians remained more popular than the “official” church itself. This was due to the state’s long history as a connection for various faiths and ideas, and the trade routes of the south that largely facilitated the spread of these unorthodox tenets. Less than one-third of the nation’s population adhered to a form of paganism, with this number seeing a brief resurgence during the Edomite civil war and immediately after. Traditional Edomite deities had been largely replaced in the capital, but outside the city it remained relatively strong, especially in the far south. Additionally the Mesallian religion remained a healthy percentage at the time of Shameza II’s ascension to the throne, however, with little ties to the Mesallian nations personally, the new Maleka no longer favored promoting the religion, leading to its stagnation in popularity. Additionally the Zamists had returned to power in some capacity during the brief series of coups the previous decade. In an effort to ease tensions, Shameza II issued an edict declaring toleration of any “approved religion”, as well as a guarantee that both Ulmians and non-Ulmians would feature in government. In order to limit the power of any particular governor, the provinces running along the Meran River were divided into extremely narrow districts, with the faiths of each governor alternating, so that no region had a cluster of like-minded governors religiously. A number of new settlements would be founded, with many becoming the seat of government for these new provinces. South of Evanematria the city of Erisoha would be founded, named for one of the heroes of Edom and Azoz. The nation would launch expeditions to explore south, claiming the oases near the Emalia border, which had become of great importance after the Emalian exodus. In Sephimora the king remained a constituent of the “Emalian Crown”, although the meaning of that would continually change. After the death of Ptelamus the instability within the Emalian region became increasingly evident. He would be succeeded by one of his sons as Haliecles IV in the Kingdom of Ephenus, while in the nation of Alsoba his cousin Odessa remained queen. A brief conflict would break out between the two that ended inconclusively, with the result being that Haliecles IV could style himself “Emperor of Emalia”, but it soon became clear that each part of Emalia had effectively become an independent kingdom only loosely under the sway of such an emperor. Over time this would evolve to a configuration in which five kingdoms were recognized; the Kingdom of Ephenus led by Haliecles IV, Alsoba ruled by Odessa, the Kingdom of Sephimora, the Kingdom of Gabatria, and the Kingdom of Lyania. In the year of the 121st Jafiad (Year 684) this distinction would become permanent, when a war broke out between several of these constituent kingdoms. Having difficulty assimilating her vastly Alsobian population with the less connected north, Queen Odessa faced rebellion, leading to Queen Eshema of Lyania launching an invasion. Lyania would double in size, increasing from its southern boundary at its river to farther up the Ema. Although initially ruled by a woman governor turned queen, Lyania would be unique in its blend of north and south succession, in which women and men tended to be picked for succession equally, rather than an all-women succession in the south and an all-men succession in the north. After Ptelamus’ death Sephimora chose to elect a new king, selecting Xares IV, although this angered Haliecles IV, who sought to confirm that the kingdom remain subservient to Ephenus. What ensued would be a conflict lasting nearly one-half decade, as surrounding powers all involved themselves, the detriment of the Sephimorans. The invasion by Ephenus began along the Sephimorans’ northern river, capturing up to the city of Nelgistis. They would be narrowly repulsed at the key city, allowing Xares IV to prepare an army in the north. Shameza II of Edom kept to her word and did not invade formally, but did send increasing amounts of soldiers and aid to Sephimora, which would later lead to a full war with Edom. Alsoba’s invasion in the third year of the 121st Jafiad (Year 686) helped them to recover after their defeat by Lyania, and they seized farther north into the mountains of Sephimora. The Kingdom of Sephimora would finally be defeated by the second year of the 122nd Jafiad (Year 689), having been subjugated by Ephenus, but this arrangement would not last. Later, when Shameza II died, an Edomite invasion would finally commence, which would end the Emalian arrangement in the region.
  • Irian Culture: "The Akodopolites knew nothing but wealth and splendor, in which they gladly indulged. Their love of pleasure and money was so great that they became blind to all else, but their errant ways did not go unpunished..." So reads the scolding moral text written by Maelan two centuries after the events I am about to describe. In the late 7th century, the shining city of Akodopolis stands proudly beside the shores of Lake Mareum. Having flourished under the Lakrosid dynasty, the city is the jewel of Thrydacia. On the far side of the lake rises the great sloping mountain, Cambor. Considered to be the home of the fire god Velvog, or alternatively of Phythos, it has occasionally spouted fire throughout history. Cambor's most recent eruption was a relatively minor one about 40 years ago. Today, the fertile volcanic soils at the base of the mount are populated with vineyards and small dwellings. The Ambra Mines are located to the south of here, where Thrydacia's ores are mined, and where vents eject noxious gases from the rocky earth. Lately, volcanic activity has been increasing. Intense tremors have been felt throughout the region, but the warning isn't heeded. Finally, in the autumn of 690, Mount Cambor erupts suddenly and violently, ejecting vast quantities of hot ash across the lake. Thousands perish, and the city of Akodopolis is quickly abandoned. The royal family of Thrydacia barely manages to escape with their lives. Lake Mareum is turned into a cauldron of fire, while the capital of Thrydacia is reduced to rubble. For Iria, it is the most catastrophic eruption in memory. Apart from the deaths in Akodopolis, the immediate effects are disastrous. Crop failures and famine are widespread. With the loss of their capital, the Kingdom of Thrydacia's coastal power begins to erode as some Cetan polities re-establish influence on the mainland. Following the eruption, King Mulun moves the Thrydacian capital to Ruban.
  • Telachitul Republic: With some experience with the more violent southern tribes, En'hoek hopes to continue expansion in light of the new northern threat. However, to make matters simple En'hoek publicly Agrees to the northerners' proposal, and opens trade with them. However, for much of the republic's elite, the nation is still seen as an existential threat. With any opposition clear up to the Northerners' sphere of influence, En'hoek continues to make the sure the military is ready for combat, stationing some elements on the border with the northerners. Even in light of this, however, trade to the north continues. This is used as a way to get spies into the kingdom to suss out its weaknesses. Mostly focused on expansion and war, En'hoek seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to like a shit ton, LMAO). After the patronage of Armeera, Eltaphu is now a reasonably complete, and is reasonably serviceable. In addition, En'hoek continues to fund the development of Icrodel. He continues to promote the book Eveiel, and continues to build various temples, especially in Itochitul and other major cities. En'hoek hopes to use the development of Icrodel as a way to spread Telachitul culture, and bring especially the southern regions closer to the Republic's sphere of influence. With the army working to pacify the north, En'hoek works to expand north along the coastline to continue expansion but avoid the northerner's sphere of influence. In addition, the reign of En'hoek sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition, several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake sees moderate growth. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitates relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading.
  • Thïgæ: (OOC: From now on, secrets will be written in the area on which maps are posted due to other nations looking at them.) Rumors of the aggressive, arrogant Vytï only grow when Benï (Xinabenï) and Vytï refugees alike from the war-torn west come all the way to the stable east to escape persecution. They tell tales of the Vytï slaughtering their own people, around 15% of their own in the northeast (although many historians believe it was around 10%) and enslaving the rest. They tell tales of burned lands for miles in the affected area, enslaving or killing all of the populace living there before. They tell tales of men, women, and children alike brought into slave camps or killed. They tell tales of inhumane tactics like slowly starving men to death and depriving them of water. This becomes known as the Ohefï genocide. Many begin to call the Vytï "Ehcrumeï", the word for barbarian. All merchants of Thï origin leave Ehcrumeï soil due to high tensions and their high tariffs. The pirates are dealt with easily, as the unorganized pirates are nothing compared to the organized royal navy. The pirates that are captured are asked who hired them, with a nice, quiet, farming life promised to them if they tell. If they don't respond, torture is put into place. At least 20 pirates confess to being sent by the Ehcrumeï, although two tell that the Darï sent them. However, the 20 pirates who do confess to be sent by the Ehcrumeï are believed, and are given an option; either take the offer offered to them (a nice farming life), continue raiding but only on Ehcrumeï lands, join the army, or be enslaved. All other captured pirates are given the same choice. The high tariffs that the Ehcrumeï promised on the Thï from the Darï don't come, as most Darï traders just come over the river border to trade, even going as far as to create "floating markets" on the river, floating on rafts so that tariffs cannot really be enforced as the river is not really owned by either country. The exodus of Benï and Vytï ethnic groups (refugees from Ehcrumeï are still considered civilized, not barbarians, and so are still called Vytï) caused their ethnicity to continue in Thïgæ and can still be seen today. However, war is still avoided due to being able to call only 6,220 men to battle if needed. Anti-Ehcrumeï retoric still continues, but due to sheer distance from Xinaben, Thï supplies cannot make it there. The Thï government continues improving relations with Sonaredar and Johnadpanan. All islands south of Thïgæ are claimed, and all natives are given a choice; assimilate or face slavery. Most assimilate, although on a few small islands the natives rebel. Slavers are sent in to enslave the population of the island, setting an example for rebellious islanders. Women and children are saved from the enslavment. The islands in the south grow to become large producers of agriculture, showing that assimilation into Thïgæ will help the islanders. 124,421+ people are estimated to live in Thïgæ, but a census is ordered to see about the accuracy of the data. Expansion continues in the islands and on the mainland. Exploration west and south also continue. (More to come if more time).
  • Yannis Empire: The Yannis Empire allows thousands of Holy Men and their families to settle in newly independent lands, and in Yannian allies. Thousands of Yannians arrive in Emalia, Edom, the Near East, and the nations of the south, spreading the Yannian faith. The fabricated story that a Yannian philosopher would ever be tongue-tied in a debate is laughed at, and the Anointed One allows many of the empire’s best theologists to travel to Edom, if that will allow the people there better understanding of the religion. Many people independently become “headhunters”, who specialize in hunting in the savannas of the Ashe River region, in order to capture and hunt Thotite game, while others specialize in slaving, for sale in the north and beyond. As people flee the collapse of the Thotites, the Yannis Empire welcomes all their scientists, engineers, philosophers, and writers, and so a great golden age of technology and innovation begins. In the nation the first message by hydraulic telegraph is sent between two parts of the Holy City of Yagothna-vis. Elsewhere, a machine for transferring water is built for irrigation purposes (Archimedes’ Screw) becomes popular in the canals around the city. The tribes of the north are punished for harming the Yannian traders of the region, with a great invasion from Niani into the region.
  • Drachenia: Konig Alfons continues to expansionary process toward northern Drachenia and Southeastern Drachenia. Furthermore, expansion continues in the sudlands while we spread our faith of Dragonism. As the areas of study expand, schools begin to pop up in cities like Dragsfurt and Jonnes, now the capital of development and discovery. Expansion of the navy continues while a stable number of troops remain in the military serving as protection. Wasser gains its own force of 4,000 men while Drachenian Sudlands have 2,000 with troops on standby for sailing just in case more protection is needed. In the sudlands, the environment seems more fruitful for growing crops such gooseberries and other crops like potatoes and even grapes which become very popular. These are usually consumed though as dried fruits due to their short shelf life although exposure to the northern portion of Drachenia and its colder environment allows for just long enough time for transport of fresh fruits to be worthwhile. Exploration continues into the region of Yannis as we encounter more nations to trade with. Alfons ponders the idea of conquest for profit by claiming land to the south that would be more wealthier than ours bringing more power and better lives for the people. This is addressed to his advisors as the military gains strength and the birth rates rise quite significantly due to more goods and money available. Houses continue to be established in the frontier with new road and villages gaining more people. The far out territories continue to become less loosely connected. Exploration to the east is made in hopes of discovering new and uncharted lands.

691-700

The tribe between Daukani and Vhaynos in rebellion, known as Ghatnura, decisively defeats the Vhaynos garrison, with the help of the remainder of the Daukani. The Vytians and their allies suffer 2,500 casualties, the Daukani suffer 1,810 casualties, and Ghatnura suffers 1,300 casualties. As a result the Vytians are narrowly repulsed from the Daukani capital. In the west the Xinaben are pushed back toward the border, with the Vytians suffering 2,000 casualties, and the Xinaben suffering 3,650. This leads both nations to propose peace, in which they offer tribute and slaves to Vhaynos, and vow to end their support for rebellious tribes in and around Vhaynos’ borders.

The Azozian invasion of Eskaladun results in an Azozian victory, with the kingdom being annexed. The Azozians suffer 10,400 casualties during the conquest, with the Eskaladunians seeking aid from Darnan and Valun traders and mercenaries.

The eruption that occurs at Mount Cambor causes destruction and the deaths of thousands of people. A number of Irians displaced by the eruption or effected by famine begin raiding the southern region of the Holy Empire of Hythus.

A descendant of Lawrenx the Bold, Taranoch, leads a war across the island of Atnosia. His forces use equipment from the Yannian-Xeran War and terrorize several city-states, forcing upon them a series of religious beliefs compiled from the Ulmian teachers and from local beliefs.

The Yazradid Empire launches an invasion north against the nation of Unem. The campaign is successful in subduing the north, forcing the nation of Unem to become a vassal of the empire, in a similar arrangement to Ri’kiva.

  • Mouri Empire: After the annexation of Eskaladun, Erisoh sponsored in the greatest expansion of the western fleet since its founding. All the main economy of Azoz and its associated states had turned westward at this point, both exporting and importing goods from as far away as Otan, Isimadia and Jasmira. Since the humiliating defeat Tuartha and the Lemantarians suffered as a result of Usilinago's military reforms, the same reforms were quickly adopted by Cassius V for his own military, and before long the ideas diffused across the Xeran road system as far away as Fotashe, Jabaya, and Sephimora. Erisoh particularly focused on the establishment of several military depots and outposts in northern Fotashe, right on the frontier borders in lieu of further expansion of the peninsula. Klantonian armor also became standard issue for the military, even as far as Eskaladun. It was around this time that the longbowmen of Azoz had slowly evolved into a long-standing venerated tradition, with every father passing on the complex art and mindset to his sons. It is usually dated around this time by the anonymous Life of the Bow, a manuscript on the philosophical mindset of archery found in the Great Library of Azoz. By this point, the Histories of Palo had become universally well-known across the empire, and was the main cornerstone for most discussion in terms of geography, history, and natural science. As a result, the court in Azoz became convinced by the story of Iskandar's expedition around the southern continent, as evidence that it is possible to reach the spice trade of the east by sailing southwest. Thus, the Garan navy under the command of Admiral Horatian was tasked to explore very deep along the western coastline, going as far as 1,500 miles. Across the Ashe river delta along Azoz and Tuartha, the acts of Yannis explorers kidnapping and murdering local citizens came as a complete shock to all common people in the region, even among the non-Ulmian population. Many rural towns across the cities of Teman, Neum and Umhala would frequently culminate in retalitory mobs, either attacking or robbing any Yannians in the area. Out of fear of these mobs, many local city governments began outright forbidding Yannian travelers to enter, hoping to avoid the issue in the first place. The royal governments of both regions eventually responded, completely outlawing manhunting and any similar acts, while also cracking down on the inexcusable vigiliantism. Even so, a vast organization begin spreading across lower rungs of society, known as the "Holy League of Nelrim", or alternatively the "Holy League" or "Nelirites". Various contradictory stories have circulated exactly who founded the Nelirites or why, but their ultimate goal was clearly to surgically strike against any Yannian influence across the Ashe delta and Edom, while also avoiding detection by local governments who considered their acts violations of the current-standing law. In Edom, Dionide made some of his most memorable philosophical analogies of his generation, at least according to the chronology present by Palto. Palto's Dialogues puts forward some of the earliest descriptions of government responsibilies, what Dionide referred to as the "Social Contract". The government is responsible to serve the people and protect them, not the other way around. This was no doubt inspired by the success of the republican governments in Syres and Agira, but this was the first time any philosopher of Edom would speak out against the monarchy. Some of Dionide's analogies also seem to be the first suggestion of an infinite Universe, where he describes every star as having its own set of planets, and every planet having Emperors and Patras just like Earth.
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 378-387 Since the Return of Hythus. The fallout from the Eruption of Mount Cambor sees a moderate ash-cloud to fall across much of the Empire’s northwestern reaches damaging much of the harvest in old-Mythadia. Fortunately, historic policies of strategic grain reserves prevent all-out starvation and by the year after the eruption the situation returns to almost normal. The Irian refugees from the south are met by the Imperial Unar bolstered by a partial call to arms, in total a force of some 16,000 lancers. Rather than immediately fight the desperate Irians, Emperor Tyrelius offers them a home in his imperial lands as well as grain to help them survive the winter. Those that accept the agreement shall be settled in the imperial lands between Jalor and old-Hythia. [Refugee (Mod) Response] With the immediate crisis resolved, the Emperor launches an effort to distribute food to aid those most affected by the eruption, he employs the Imperial Unar as grain counters and although his efforts deplete resources from the imperial treasury the famine is largely contained. In other news, the growth of regional cities continues as Gyt falls from influence. Mythas, the former Mythadian capital quickly becomes an even more important trade center as the unimpeded flow of goods down the Tythies boosts its commercial port. Without a large fleet, the Empire struggles to prevent piracy in the region, although local nobles do combat the plague as best they can. Thus, the Emperor determines it wise to establish an imperial navy and a military harbor from which the houses may launch their fleets and the imperial fleet may be serviced. To develop this plans are drawn up for the expansion of the commercial port and the creation of a large military port able to support 100 ships of as many as eight meters in width in a semi-circular hold. The lack of funds owing to the expenses of the eruption prevent any real progress on the construction, but the Emperor hopes to construct such a harbor in the coming decades. Tyrelius the Just also establishes the Tyrellian Law Code, a legal text of some 12 parts that outlines the rights, duties, freedoms, and liberties of each class: slave, landless peasant, landed peasant, renter, minor noble, high noble, and urban dwellers. The Great Houses are excluded from the legal document as the Court of the Houses is their only legal institution. Despite the economic hardship early in the decade owing to the eruption, the following years are prosperous and peaceful across the empire. Competition for prestige and power sees nobles develop their holdings extensively, arguably more efficiently than under a unified government. Urbanization of smaller cities leads to a proliferation of arts and sciences, and mythology becomes a favorite science of the aristocracy. Astronomy also grows in prominence despite the displeasure of the religious elements of society who declare it worship of Dyalbor. Faith is Hythus spreads rapidly in Mythadia following the eruption to the south, which is seen as a sign of Hythus’ anger with the Irians for corrupting his truth. The cults of Bysulus and Tykus also grow and merge with the local Cult of Talas. Talas, a Mythadian god of the sea, is added to the Hythian pantheon as one of Hythus’ lieutenants and according to some, his spouse. Despite the economic pain of the first years of the decade and the eruption, the later years see exceptional growth and high crop-yields across the west. Agricultural production increases due to the expansion of farmlands, the use of human, bovine, and equestrian excrement to enrich the already fertile volcanic soil. More canals and tythoruses are constructed for irrigation. Crop-rotation strategies become firmly entrenched and are effectively universal. The population grows immensely due to increased wealth and nutrition. The Jyazradids are offered another royal marriage, to solidify the peace between our two empires. The Emperor's son and heir Kylus will marry the daughter of the Jyazradid Emperor, Lisia. Emperor Tyrelius hopes this union will bring both nations together in just peace. [Mod Response]
    • Many Irians immigrate peacefully to Hythia, settling in the areas offered by the Hythians.
  • Qera: The economy starts to grow when new irrigation canals are built to the west, where new fields for cattle and farming can be built. Mining in the south is still very profitable with a seemingly endless supply of iron and small supplies of silver can be sold off to the markets of the world. Already manufactured weapons are also sold quickly, especially to the Makuku and other waring nations. Main agricultural products that are cultivated are rice, potatoes, tomatoes, bell pepper and spices in huge quantities. Cannabis and tobacco are cultivated for medicinal purposes. Siege weapons are developed, the result are huge wagons with a roof on it for protection. Inside is a large trunk to break through the gates of the besieged cities. Camels are now officially integrated as the desert cavalry since horses are less reliable on the harsh desert terrain, since camels need far less water and food compared to a horse. Politically, Qera continues to be very stable at this period with caligraphy and poetry flourishing. The first reported Qeran play that survived to this day completely is written around this time, though the name of the author is lost. The play is about two poor sailors who wait at a port for a friend to return from fishing, sitting there for a long time until they realize their friend died at sea. They receive signs of their friend still being alive, yet they have no real evidence. The first sailor becomes insane, while the second falls into a deep depression and eventually "goes to the desert" to die there. The story ends with the reveal that this all happened in the span of just two days and the fishermen return well and alive home. The reign of Prince Ycas V continues and he is very popular among both the peasantry and the nobles. One reform he pushes for is the "communal one-twelth", which means that one-twelth of every farmers harvest is taken as an additional tax to combat famines or famines. This does only apply for rice and other grains since vegetables or fruit cant be stored long enough. The borders to the north and south are massively fortified and the roads are exanded as well. A new temple is constructed in Tdlogkera (the southern city at the river) with many reliefs, mozaics and paintings produced with colors from Silla and gems from Ollea and Ualjakia. The mercenaries that were hired in the last war are now all bought, which gives Qera an active army of 30,000 men. These are stationed along the border to Odzeba (former Adjiba), even though it is a de facto puppet of Qera and cant rely on itself without Qeran aid. To prevent any possible uprising, 5,500 men are sent to the immediate border and war is officially declared. The proposed reason is the alledged harrassment and mistreatment of Qeran merchants in the reason. War is declared on them in 699 and a full scale invasion is started. The capital is taken almost immediately and the land is incorporated into Qera proper. Trade flourishes with Exhula, Makuku, Genda, the Sayalen, the Dholbalan and Beraba and Sillas.
  • Tsardom of Algeorgia: A huge new discovery is made, after Natasha Romanov discovers glassblowing annd creates Algeorgia's first glass. (Nate said this was okay) With this new discovery Algeorgia begins producing food cutlery out of glass like jars and bowls. The Six-Pointed Golden Bull Expedition continues as planned. We begin the work of building the Lightouse of Algeogiaville. In addition, plans are drawn up to reconstruct the Holy Temple into a much bigger temple with a gigantic statue of the First Holy Dodo in it.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: Due to the instability in the Thotite lands, hunters make a great living in the south, hunting and capturing many Thotites. Thotite slaves for sexual purposes are nicknamed “Nathons”, after the failed Thotite king. The leaders of the Zelonuma Emiresq employ hundreds of Nathons for their pleasure, brutally abusing the Nathons in many ways. A young boy claimed to be the son of the Thotite emperor becomes a personal favorite of the Zelonuma Emiresq’s ruler, and he has the Nathon castrated, dressed as a woman, and turned into the head of his harem. From the royalty flows the nectar that the people drink, and the aura that feeds them. Their bellies are filled with celebration and morality, and their families are the ideal families. The people are satiated and full, but the Thoties add a special feeling to their contentedness, through their role in servitude. Everyday the sun rises, and later the sun sets. Birds make noises that are joyous to the Darnans of the world. Saws cut down trees. Water is used to nourish plants. The ruler of the Zelonuma Emiresq announces that through his wisdom he has impregnanted a woman in order to give birth to a children (EoGuy, don’t touch it). This is what he desired, to have a children, and the woman gives birth to a new child. I am overtaken by joy, having become a father. I have realized the miracle of life. But the ruler’s lust overtakes him, and he acts like an Ulmian on his child. As penance he cuts off his arms. A magic creature did it! The Thotites have POSSESSED ME. The bees swarm me. They crawl upon my skin and touch my body. HELP - houses are built with wood and stone. Farms are created for growing crops.
  • Telachitul Republic: With some experience with the more violent southern tribes, En'hoek hopes to continue expansion in light of the new northern threat. However, to make matters simple En'hoek publicly Agrees to the northerners' proposal, and opens trade with them. However, for much of the republic's elite, the nation is still seen as an existential threat. With any opposition clear up to the Northerners' sphere of influence, En'hoek continues to make the sure the military is ready for combat, stationing some elements on the border with the northerners. Even in light of this, however, trade to the north continues. This is used as a way to get spies into the kingdom to suss out its weaknesses. Mostly focused on expansion and war, En'hoek seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to like a shit ton, LMAO). After the patronage of Armeera, Eltaphu is now a reasonably complete, and is reasonably serviceable. In addition, En'hoek continues to fund the development of Icrodel. He continues to promote the book Eveiel, and continues to build various temples, especially in Itochitul and other major cities. En'hoek hopes to use the development of Icrodel as a way to spread Telachitul culture, and bring especially the southern regions closer to the Republic's sphere of influence. With the army working to pacify the north, En'hoek works to expand north along the coastline to continue expansion but avoid the northerner's sphere of influence. In addition, the reign of En'hoek sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition, several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake sees moderate growth. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitates relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading.
  • Glorious Empire of Vhaynos: Having accomplished his goal of subjugating the Xinabeni and Daukani Tita VI now old and wisened accepts the peace offer from the two nations placing them as Tributaries under the control of Vhaynos. With the last support of the Ghatnura withdrawn, the Vhaynosi army sends in an expedition of about 7,000 troops under the control of our most experienced military officials and commanders, along with our highly disciplined troops to restore order to the land surrounding them on all sides offering them no chance of retreat or escape. Should the Ghatnura not confront us we will destroy all supply lines and foragers we come across and starve them to death. Due to the disorganized nature of the Ghatnura and their now being surrounded on all sides by enemies and hostile forces. We offer them terms of surrender were if they submit to the full authority of Vhaynos, all leaders involved, and all forces shall be pardoned, in exchange for 500 hostage Ghatnurese children be sent to Vhaynos immediately where they will be well taken care, and provided for as insurance in the case of rebellion. MOD RESPONSE Should they refuse know that no force will stop us from crushing them underheel. Let it not be told that Vhaynos was not generous. With the hostilities now coming to a close trade begins to begin again as Vhaynos grows strong once again, with the main trade routes under our control and the production we have secured our influence over the region. We resume exploration West again through the desert and trading empires expanding the reach of our influence. While the exploration of the southern landmass is continued. In the city of exiles the schools of explorers continues to proves it weight in gold as it sends men to explore farther west past Gahren into the great unknown sea. Tita VI also orders a census to be held to survey his new lands, as well as the lands of Vhaynos and Jadalan. The Tah have proven their petulance once again and again, truly they are worthy of the Name Tah which in Vhaynosi translates to brat. They have shown nothing but disobedience to their superiors and believe themselves to know the secrets of the world when they are so blind. Vhaynos has cities four times more magnificient than their pitiful capital city made of mud and straw. Truly it is a wonder how they survived this long when they can't even farm.
  • Yusur Civilization: During this time the Umpha Delta experienced a series of attacks by the sea, supposedly consisting of a mysterious confederation of seafaring people. According to an inscription discovered near the River Muri, the invaders were a confederation of “Geshle, Turuc, Monosh, Surha, and Beshbes”, although the exact origin of most of these peoples is unknown. The Surha are said to have been the first people of the later confederation to target the Umpha Delta, creating a growing navy for plunder and transport. The Yusur cities were completely unprepared for this initial attack by sea, but they were eventually defeated for the first time by the city of Lescu, who later incorporated these raiders into their army and as royal bodyguards. Although it is unknown where the Surha originated, they have been closely linked with the island of Sahyrod, in part due to their linguistic similarity, but also due to ancient artifacts on the island often displaying horned helmets, and other distinctive pieces of clothing, which seem to appear in Yusur inscriptions about them. Additionally, if the Surha are associated with Sahyrod, it's unknown if they later settled the island after their events in Yusur, or if they originated from there before attacking Yusur. It is known that the Turuc referred to the people north of the Temtu, who inhabited the peninsula in the far north. The Turuc had been a series of small kingdoms, which had sporadically been the vassals or targets of the River Muri cities. The Beshbes have been theorized to be the same people as the city of Tesh, having been displaced from that city when it was sacked decades earlier, or as a group displaced or affected by Tesh’s fall in some way. The Monosh are generally accepted to be from the kingdoms of the large islands north of Yusur, which had limited contact with the south before this event. On the largest island, which the Yusur called Enuscerod, the kingdoms appear to have been in the early stages of an internal collapse, with an increased number of Enuscerodian pottery and other artifacts making its way to more distant parts of the region, such as Obeneshocul. The Turuc frequently raided Obeneshocul before this period, and it is likely that the first alliance was formed between the Turuc and Monosh. The first organized effort by this coalition is known to have struck at the Uphra Delta, which caused havoc along the coast. They are said to have been defeated by Noįmeshúmes, and he used their invasion to solidify his control over the north. When a second invasion came nearly a decade later, this coalition likely settled west of the Yusur, either seizing land or being forced there by the Yusurians.
  • Thïgæ: The [d] sound turns into a [ð]. Yithït VIII dies, and Yithït IX inherits the throne. Relations with the Darï and Pananï (Sonaredar and Johnadpanan) continue to grow. A major error in calculations took place in population, mathematicians realize that a minor mishap (rounding 1.008 to 1.01) in something taken to an exponent makes it wildly inaccurate. The war of Ehcrumeï aggression ending, the unforgiveness of the Ehcrumeï still resonates in stories, and trade with the west almost stops. Due to the Ehcrumeï's aggressive and barbaric attitude toward natives of the lands, the archipelago just north of the large landmass is claimed to ensure that the Ehcrumeï don't reach it first and slaughter the native population. The same techniques are employed as the previous island group, although this time at a larger scale. Also, the tip of the southern continent also grows into a Thï outpost, and the mainland. Tropical fruits continue to be grown, and land is cleared for farming purposes. Hydraulic lime continues to be used as construction material. Irrigation canals are dug, and a large new palace is constructed, painted beautifully by many painters using eggyolk-based paint. Technology continues to advance. Exploration of the landmass in the south commences, along with in the far west. Improved navigation makes exploration attempted in the east.
  • Irian Culture: Thrydacia declines significantly in this decade, believed by historians to be a direct result of the eruption of Mount Cambor in 689 (see previous turn). The island of Ceta, however, is largely unaffected. The Cetan city-states gain more influence on the Thrydacian coast as the core of the kingdom shrinks back to the upper Hecis. A number of West Irian cities appear from the Hecis to the Mithadian border; all remain tied to Thrydacia by certain vassal agreements. The Irian colonies in Iureda, Alyadis, and the Casphiron all expand, with the republics of Lumos and Solcia investing the most resources into colony-building. Trade with Gahren picks up, and the first Irian merchants arrive in Beraba proper. The poet and historian Hithe pens the Mululakrum, an epic chronicle of the kings of Thrydacia since Seismer I.
  • Beraba: A special envoy is sent to Anlunema to meet with the Gahrenese living there. The envoy states that while they respect the decision of those Gahrenese citizens who choose to migrate there, they feel that Anlunema is undefended and might benefit from some protection from pirates and encroaching nations (Mod Response Needed). Meanwhile, on the Beraban peninsula, the nation expands rapidly eastward toward the promising new farmlands and the eastern shore. Taxes levied from ships passing through Beraba and Gahren are used to fund public works projects and improve the infrastructure of the nation, particularly the roads. More great markets are set up in port cities so traders from far off lands can come and sell their goods.
  • Yannis Empire: It is decided that the savagery brought on by the Thotites on the island of Atnosia must be stopped, so a Yannian army is dispatched to restore Atnosian rule and order. The Yannian fleet splits into many groups, which assault each city along the coast in turn. Then, once the main population centers have been secured, Holy Men march into the interior, beginning a long process toward pacifying the island. A Yannian governor is appointed on the island, which will effectively make the island a Yannian protectorate, similar to its other colonies. Independently, the Yannian allies decide to launch an invasion of Bangor, which by this time has become increasingly Yannian as well. Its southern city-state colony is to be annexed, while Bangor proper simply has a Yannian government installed in it. Finally the entirety of the island is to be pacified, and a long series of campaigns begin. The lead commander of the war is Iuxceteluc, and he oversees the spread of the Yannian religion there. The entire island is conquered, and to pacify the island completely changes are made. The Angelnites are given an expanded state at the expense of Bangor, which helps to ease their tensions. All settlers of the land are respected, with thousands of Yannians being brought to the islands as well. The Yannian faith becomes the dominant religion, while any traces of Thotite corruption, should it exist, is purged. The Golden Age of Yannis continues. After a successful period of hunting, the sad Thotites are slowly destroyed from the earth. Many venture to those lands, where any and all carnal pleasures against those beasts is legal.
  • Mesallian Culture: Although Shameza II had tried to avoid conflict, her successor Hesamena would not continue this, and war would formally break out between the states of Edom and Ephenus in the year of the 123rd Jafiad (Year 693). The conflict would be one of the largest conflicts after the Yannian Wars, encompassing several states from the Mesallas region and in the former lands of Emalia. Hesamena begin the war with a daring invasion across the southern desert to attack Nerimos from the south, while an army marched the traditional route toward Democratos. After a prolonged war the result would be the disbanding of the Kingdom of Sephimora, with its last king dying soon after in a war against Ephenus. Instead the kingdom was split, with the south, centered around Nelgistis, being annexed to Ephenus, while the north was annexed by Edom. The Enulmians and Sephimorans of the region would be discontent with this arrangement, and continue to act autonomously well after the initial partitioning. In both Nelgistis and Nerimos local rulers would often be elected much as the way the King of Sephimora once was, with almost every local leader elected being Enulmian.

701-710

A large number of Irians accept the offer from Emperor Tyrelius, choosing to settle in Hythian lands rather than fight the Hythian government. The Yazradid Empire also accepts the royal marriage proposed to it by the Hythians.

The Qeran invasion of Odzeba is successful, with the Qerans successfully capturing the nation’s capital after a siege. The Qerans suffer 8,300 casualties in total, owing in part to the difficult terrain and the natives’ hit and run tactics.

Attacks by Nelirites become frequent in the city of Edom, with the population equating them with the Epiphenite dictatorship that briefly ruled over the city, leading to condemnation.

Ghatnura are defeated in a pivotal campaign in their territory, in which the nation of Vhaynos suffers 2,400 casualties. As a result the confederacy accepts Vytian rule once more, with Vhaynos capturing (or recapturing) a moderate amount of plunder.

The nation of Thïgæ discovers that the natives of the southern land, known as the Lheceshites, are highly hostile to their settlement. They successfully raze Thïgæ’s colony, killing or capturing its inhabitants. They also possess a small number of weapons and goods from their brief interactions with traders from Vhaynos, which aids them in their raid.

Fiercely independent, the nation of Anlunema, declines the offer from Beraba. Gahrenese settlers intermix with the natives of the island, with a number of tribes becoming allied to the Anlunema.

An empire known as Sapinakasa forms, after a ruler named Serad successfully conquers the tribes of his region. His armies turn toward the north, uncovering new tribes as they proceed.

The explorers dispatched by the Azozians to the south make contact with a kingdom along the coast in the far south, known as the Leukani.

  • Tsardom of Algeorgia: After the anouncement of the Lighthouse of Algeorgiaville, the people wonder why it is built. So in response, the tsar holds a question-and-answer speech. People are allowed to ask the tsar directly questions and he responds. The lighthouse which was completed in 709 is used for helping ships at night not run into cliffs. The Tsar also announces the renovation of the Holy Temple, and as it is announced the people cheer and hooray the tsar's decision. The statue of the First Holy Dodo is being made in gold and ivory and is estimated to be 20 meters high. In regards to military development the General of the Army says that the tsar has approved of the chariot plan. The chariot plan will establish a branch known as cavalry to the army.
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 388-397 Since the Return of Hythus. The Irian refugees are settled around a new city in the north. The city quickly develops a unique culture as Irian cultural artifacts blend with traditional Hythian foods, language, and mannerisms. The new city, Yra, is quickly connected to the nation’s network of roads and becomes a valuable producer of cattle, grain, and dry-land crops such as beans and legumes. The end of the crisis relating to the eruption of Mount Cambor sees revenues and the imperial treasury swell. Regional cities continue their rise and there are now many centers of regional power in the nation. The port planned at the end of the last decade begins its construction, first an artificial inlet is cut into the Tythies estuary, then the semi-circular harbor constructed. This military port also features a large shipyard equipped with rudimentary cranes and a launchyard. The first ships built by the port are three small exploration craft (Sambuks), which are promptly sent to the northwest to learn more about the lands across the sea. Work begins on constructing several larger galleys armed with rams and eyscurpieron. These catapults shoot either bolts with incendiary charges or small pots willed with a mixture of petroleum, resin, sulfur, and quicklime and have fuses of tar-soaked rags. These pots not only ignite when broken in water, but also spread sticky and waterproof flames across any surface. The first of these galleys is launched in 397. The commercial port also proves a valuable addition as exports abroad continue to drive the trade economy. Goods from across the empire flow through this port while spices, luxuries, and metals such as copper and tin flow in. Faith is Hythus spreads rapidly in Mythadia thanks to the Emperor’s faith. The cults of Bysulus and Tykus also grow and merge with the local Cult of Talas. Worship of Talas, as well as other Mythadian gods enter the Hythian pantheon. Agricultural production increases due to the expansion of farmlands, the use of human, bovine, and equestrian excrement to enrich the already fertile volcanic soil. More canals and tythoruses are constructed for irrigation. Crop-rotation strategies become firmly entrenched and are effectively universal. The population grows immensely due to increased wealth and nutrition.
  • Mouri Empire: The expeditions of Horatian were instrumental to establishing the western trade network for Azoz. After returning to the north on a diplomatic mission to Otan in the early 680s AR, he returned to the south to open up close trade relations with the Leukani, sending many Apostles of Ulm to preach the words of Nelrim there. From there, his final expedition was commissioned to travel an additional 1,000 miles farther along the coast, either charting the peninsula or pressing straight southward. Across this western trade, Ulmian apostles continue to send missions to Otan, Isimadia, Jasmira and now Leukani. The tragic end of Dionide's career cuts off abruptly in the historical records, as Palto never actually describes his final fate. Contemporary chronicles indicate that he was murdered by the upper echelon of philosophers by being assaulted with rocks, but it is not clear what the context of this event was. No laws in either Azoz or Edom permitted death by stoning, and in fact some early anecdotes imply this was the end result of a heated debate. The most detailed description comes from the Martyrdom of Dionide, a fancifully-exaggerated biography written many centuries after the event. According to the Martyrdom, Dionide at long last was challenged by the chief philosophers of Iskandaria to a formal debate, where he staunchly defended his position of the Social Contract, limited government and universal justice. When the philosophers were unable to make a sound reply, they took up stones and beat him to death. Nonetheless, through the published works of Palto, Dionide's school of philosophy persisted on for many generations afterward. The Yannian attempts at head-hunting in Azoz steadily died out over time, as more and more villages were closed off from Yannis or simply avoided them at all costs. This generational shift was the true beginning of Azoz's complete isolation from the eastern world, as well as the other nominally-independent kingdoms nearby. This was largely the cause of the Nelirites lack of support in Edom during this time, seeing their extremist actions as overcompensating for a lesser issue. The double-faced coins are more commonly associated with this period as well. As one of his last acts before passing the office to his successor, First Citizen Erisoh ordered the construction of a larger canal system across the Ashe River delta, helping to greatly irrigate the dryer lands south of Teman and expand agriculture there. Due to the renewed competition between rival kingdoms and nobility, a new sprint of technological progress was made. The cam mechanism is attributed to the Library of Azoz, as its oldest appearance archaeologically are found in water mills around the upper Ashe River. Among the military manufacture arsenal in Usilinago, the archaeology reveals a rapid experimental progression between different types of metallurgy, which ultimately culminated in the development of the blast furnace. General Noosents the Younger, working for Cassius V of Neum, organizes a new expedition to once again exert control over the region of Zeun up to the borders agreed upon with the Khin. Utilizing the military logistial reforms developed in recent years, as well as a larger refinment of arms manufacturing, Noosents mounted a large force of 58,000 soldiers, well-supplied enough to prevent issues of attrition or unnecessary casualties as in previous conflicts. In addition, up to 8,000 soldiers were added from among the Khin mercenaries to help in this war. Upon completing this campaign, Noosents was next employed by the new governor of Eskaladun, to deploy 13,000 soldiers north along the coast to subjugate the Darnan colony there. Eskaladun is sent a large number of immigrants from Azoz to settle in the new imperial lands, and several monestaries are built there along with the basilicas that had existed since ancient times. The mass production of Ulmian material by the Darnans is a surprsing benefit to the Ulmian church, who otherwise doesn't currently have such dedicated government sponsorship. Although their intentions were evil, the result succeeded to propogate recognition for Ulm in many places that would never had heard the Gospel otherwise. The Apostle Benetrix particularly capitalized this during his ministries across Jasmira, Zeun, and Syres, using the proliferation of Darna as a baseline to then build up the actual truth of Ulm. In one shocking instance, Benetrix himself purchased a large number of pamphlets from the Emiresq, and used them to minister to a number of brothels and slave markets across the kingdoms of Zeun and Jasmira.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: Having destroyed the Ulmerite faith of the Thotites so completely, the Darnans set about destroying it worldwide. Seeing the great difficulty it is to destroy their many pamphlets spreading religious doctrine, the Darnans of the Zelonuma Emiresq set about mass producing books of completely incorrect scripture and ritual. These fake Ulm books will be distributed across the lands, confusing many, and turning people away from the illogical Ulmerite religion. The second book that becomes popular is on sexuality, eroticism and emotional fulfillment in life, including the correct techniques for the Zelonuma Emiresq religion. It is dictated that a faithful and pious person should seek to use a Nathon at least once a week. The pious man should grab Nathon with a hand on either side of his head, then force his sexual organ into Nathon’s mouth until fulfillment is reached. All the while the pious man should recite a careful prayer and hymn with each motion of the ritual.
  • Qera: After long and successful reign that lasted for over 50 years, Ycas V dies in Imbalama at the beginning of the century. He is followed by his niece Zatlahe IV who is just 13 by his death and has to wait for two years. She has now the Qeran realm on her hands at its peak of territory and wealth. Due to her young age she is the playball of the intrigues of the court. One of her most trusted advisors is Vórler of Ollea who leads most of the courts businesses. Settlers are sent to the newly annexed area of odzeba immediately, making it a densly populated region (THE SOUTH BECOMES RURAL). (more to be added)
  • Mesallian Culture: The arrival of the Neirites in the city of Edom brought a momentary end to peace within the city. During the lifetime of Shameza II the careful delineation between Ulmians, Zamists, traditionalists, and Enulmians prevented violence and kept a balance of power, but the rise of the Ulmian extremists marked the end of this period. Instability began when several high ranking Zamists were suddenly assassinated, with an Azozian bull painted in blood as a calling card. Later, a temple was suddenly pillaged and looted, with Ulmian propaganda painted over artwork and destroyed statues. Authorities were unable to track down those responsible for the violence, but in retaliation a Zamist mob burned down one of the city’s basilicas. The Nelirites became regarded as a criminal band, similar to the Epiphenites, harming the reputation of even the peaceful Ulmians of the kingdom. Under pressure from the city’s population, Maleka Hesamena issued a law outlawing the Nelirites, with the religion as a whole under intense scrutiny. Around the same time the Nelirites launched their boldest attack to date, sending armed zealots into the libraries and philosophy circles of Iskandria. Known as the Library Massacre, in one day the city’s philosophers and scientists were completely slaughtered. The Nelirites claimed the attack was because of the scientists’ sacrilegious studies. And their tolerance and discussion with Yannians and other non-Ulmians. The attack would be a dark stain on the city, with one of the world’s largest centers of learning and debate destroyed. Numerous attacks of retaliation against Ulmians ensued, leading to the Edomite government dispatching soldiers to the city to restore order. Across Umhlaba the trade networks of the state became a useful tool for the Nelirites. Their doctrine reappropriated many of the copying stations of the south, with small basilicas becoming meeting places and training camps. Because of this there was consideration that the Edomite government might be forced to invade the remnants of the Xeran Empire, at the encouragement of the non-Ulmian population, but nothing came of this plan initially. In the west the Kingdom of Aexontia became the crossroads of Mesallian, Azozian, Syresian, and Yannian culture, with all four nations taking an interest in colonizing the region. The Syresian Republic sought to prevent the other powers of the region from taking over another state surrounding it, especially after the Yannian-Xeran War saw the region being used to attack Canim and Syres. First the Syresians invested heavily in a highway system across Canim. The nation’s road system already impressively crossed all settlements across Ersgof, but sensing a future need to cross the nation further, the road system would be doubled across Canim. While Syres was distracted, the Kingdom of Erasidon took interest in Aexontia, under the guidance of their newly ascended king, Deidamus II. The Erasidonians had begun to create an empire of trade and influence in the west, having mostly lost control over the Gabatrian Sea. In the chaos of the Xeran breakup, the kingdom looked to dominate nearby Mesallian cities, such as Setia, as well as newly formed settlements and colonies in Xeran territory. To accomplish this the Erasidonians invested in a proper fleet, and combatted Darnnan pirates and other intruders in the region. Erasidon went as far as to threaten to take over several city-states of the Syresian Straits, succeeding in doing so to some. This pushed several to ally with Syres for protection instead. When Syres threatened Erasidon with war if they did not cease attacks against their allies, Erasidon ignored them, owing in part to Syres’ military history of failure against Erasidon and others. This would lead to war in the fourth year of the 125th Jafiad (Year 703), which began with a war at sea in the straits. Despite initial difficulty the Syresian fleet eventually gained the upper hand in the war, and Erasidon was forced to withdraw from the straits a year later. This peace would prove to be temporary, as four years later, in the year of the 127th Jafiad (Year 127), a much larger war broke out. The war was spurred on by a succession in Aexontia, which saw a pro-Erasidonian monarch take the throne. The result was a prolonged land war along the coast, with both sides using Khin mercenaries and Yannian or Azozian volunteers. By this time the city of Syres used a unique system for its army, partially based on the Mesallian system. Despite an early reliance upon mercenaries, Syres began to employ a professional army, with soldiers made a year salary, and the length of a soldier’s service growing. The initial Syresian military was based on class, as soldiers had to pay for their own equipment. As a result only noblemen or the ultra-rich served as native cavalry. The nation’s infantry was divided into three lines, the first being lower-class citizens with basic equipment, the second line possessing advanced equipment. And the third line consisting of veterans with the best equipment, while the lowest-classes comprised the nation’s early ranged units. The war with Erasidon marched a major shift, as the dependency on class was eliminated. Instead, if needed, the state would provide equipment to lower-classes if needed, with these poor individuals finding an opportunity for advancement. That said, initially the army retained the three line system, with each unit within the line acting independently, for the highest degree of flexibility. Although ranged units such as slingers continued to be recruited from the city’s poor, although the city began to employ Azozian archers frequently, before appropriating their archer tradition to some degree as well. At the Battle of Besheva the Syresians achieved a major victory over the Erasidonians, in which the King of Aexontia was killed. The two nations agreed to peace a few years later, which would pave the way for Aexontia to become a Syresian client state.
  • Thïgæ: The settlement of all major rivers on the mainland led to three main expansion programs; coastal, archipelagic, and colonial. While minor expansion continues in the north into the Azorazi (alternate spelling for Aforazi) Valley to claim the rest of the northern river, agricultural land continues to become more and more expensive. A company, Zuhlhyeceaih, translating to the "South Lhyece Company" (Lhyece is the name of the south continent), gains a royal charter and starts to colonize the island chain west and the two islands north of the already claimed islands in the south. Population estimates for 710 range from 120,000 to 125,000 people, although the best estimate is 121,017. Coastal expansion continues, and the yearly monsoons takes care of most watering on the coast, and during the cold but dry winters (assuming the temperature is like India - tropical), desalinated water is used for plants. Raincatchers also begin being used in the monsoon months to conserve water. Exploration is attempted east again, along with continuing south and west. Rural areas grow along the coast, the northern river, and the islands of the south. Peaceful contact is sought out with the Lhyeceshï (Thï word for the Lheceshites). Farming teqniques improve, making yeilds more productive.
  • Yannis Empire: The Anointed One finds it ridiculous that some of his citizens are claiming he allowed “headhunting”, but he did not. His subjects in the west should not claim that had happened from the government, when clearly in that unsafe land the wild animals brought that upon themselves. But nonetheless, the Yannis Empire legally owns the Thotite lands, and the Thotites must be killed from it. It is legally for them to die. If they illegally attempt to prevent Yannians from inhabiting those lands, then the Yannis Empire will send Holy Men to those lands to enforce the law. There will be a great ranging and hunting against the wild animals, so that they cannot harm society any more. If the wild animals are overpowering humans, then clearly they have overpopulated and corrupted the lands, and the Thotites will need to be contained through hunting practices. The Yannis Empire will enforce justice and law, and will strike down the Thotites for violating innocent people. The dens of Azoz, Modom, Teron, Noom, Fasnut, and all the rest, will be destroyed. Those nests of Thotites will be purged. 1,000 righteous and Holy Men must be called upon in crusade. The liberation of Edom was only the beginning. Now the people of the world will reclaim the wilderness, tend to the earth, and rid all of the parasites. The entirety of the Ashe River must be purged, for that river flows with corruption and pollution. Even from the ruins that was Azoz, the filth of their machines, crafting unholy and unnatural creatures, leaks into the waters and destroys the entire world. It is time for the great work of a new generation, for it is every generation’s purpose and calling.
  • Telachitul Republic: With some experience with the more violent southern tribes, En'hoek hopes to continue expansion in light of the new northern threat. However, to make matters simple En'hoek publicly Agrees to the northerners' proposal, and opens trade with them. However, for much of the republic's elite, the nation is still seen as an existential threat. With any opposition clear up to the Northerners' sphere of influence, En'hoek continues to make the sure the military is ready for combat, stationing some elements on the border with the northerners. Even in light of this, however, trade to the north continues. This is used as a way to get spies into the kingdom to suss out its weaknesses. Mostly focused on expansion and war, En'hoek seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to like a shit ton, LMAO). After the patronage of Armeera, Eltaphu is now a reasonably complete, and is reasonably serviceable. In addition, En'hoek continues to fund the development of Icrodel. He continues to promote the book Eveiel, and continues to build various temples, especially in Itochitul and other major cities. En'hoek hopes to use the development of Icrodel as a way to spread Telachitul culture, and bring especially the southern regions closer to the Republic's sphere of influence. With the army working to pacify the north, En'hoek works to expand north along the coastline to continue expansion but avoid the northerner's sphere of influence. In addition, the reign of En'hoek sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition, several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake sees moderate growth. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitates relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading.
  • Nura Gakan: Ni Gao is picked as the new leader of the Gakan. Ni Gao was picked due to his history of fighting and leading armies up and down the Two-River region. Ulrom becomes the organized polytheisic religious center of the Gakan. This leads to the formation of three idols for the three main gods (Vangar: The god of strength/Dun: God of peace/Ogkut: God of the intelligent). The Nura Gakan religion begins to adopt a holy order mostly expanded by Oral tradition, but this begins to phase out as attempts to study the religion is expanded to the Holy Men of the Gakan. Olama begins to form on the two-river region mostly used as a de facto trade center of the state, placed at the head of the river delta.Ft. Thots is expanded with construction of walls around the fort. Mines begin taking shape in the mountain regions. Naval raiding begins to become a more acceptable form of warfare within the Gakani people, this is mostly support and backed up by the Naval expansion across the Two Rivers. The mines begin to take a new form as the demand for iron is picked up (which is used by the army to flex/kill foes and the formation of new weapons.) Gakani farmers begin setting up farms and things of that sort by the Two-River Region. Trade becomes more and more important causing Ulum to form a navy to protect trade ships up and down the river. We begin to send more settlers toward newly expanded land upon the hope of expanding the Gurkani people and loyalty to the Gak. We begin a military push toward the many rivers below our nation in the hope of expanding the farmlands of the Nura Gakan.
  • Beraba: The Cult of Taheton has grown in Cohibos, and the followers of the Cult almost outnumber those followers of the Fivefold Faith. Religious scholars across the nation debate the legitimacy of the ideology espoused by the cult, that the Five are actually five embodiments of one being. More expeditions continue north and west, fueled by the desire for more trade. Expansion continues east toward the coast of the Beraban Peninsula. Specific breeding of horses has become common practice in the nation. Some draft horses grow to enormous sizes and can pull plows and carts. Other horses are bred for speed to travel back and forth on the roads between cities to deliver messages. Fashion in Beraba begins to take a distinctive turn. It becomes common to see members of the upper-classes wearing multiple layers of colorful textiles, each made from a different type of fabric. The Princely Council has started developing traditional ceremonial dress to reflect each of the regions that they represent, including the regional culture and resources produced there.
  • Drachenia: Konig Alphons trains Prince Halifacs how to make decisions within the government in preparation for he will die in the near future and must leave the konigreich in good hands. Halifacs loves literature and spends most of his time either dueling with soldiers, reading and asking questions from scholars at the academy and library a variety of questions or simply listening to stories told at the square of course under the supervision of royal guards. The adventurous nature of Halifacs makes him desire more expansion into the unknown. Expansion in the Sudlands continue while Wasser also sees expansion. Expansion abroad in Drachenia as well continues quite heavily with assimilation of the tribes and new lands being cultivated. As more towns and cities pop up, urban development expands for waste management as reports had spread that a new disease had infected towns outside Marten and Dragsfurt. Many believe that lacking sanitation has been a large factor as previously, waste disposal was easier. Man-made waterways have been made to allow easier disposal as it would go into the vast sea. Jonnes and Dragsfurt see the first established permanent markets as portions constructed with protection from the elements have allowed property owners to lease off portions. It becomes more popular due to its convenience and it being easier to mark in order to get goods. Exploration across the vast lands of our world are made in both east and west across the north and west within the south. The level of poor people fall.
  • Yusur Civilization: After the disastrous invasions from the sea, which destroyed many cities of the Yusur, it is said that many of the invaders were settled in the region west of the delta, primarily west of the Agaesh River. Inscriptions uncovered from this time from this time would exhibit highly unique word order and vocabulary, while using pieces of Akinite and Yusur script, adding credence to the idea that a foreign powder intermingled with the native peoples of the region. It was during this time that the western settlers came into increased contact with the Baesralite people of the west, which the Yusur called Uanan, after the original inhabitants of the land before the Baesralite arrival. Little is known about Uanan society, as their cities were largely destroyed some 800 years before this time, with the Baesralites settling in what remained of their society. Alternatively the Baesralites may have been descended from the Uananites as well, although their own history, written later, claims that they migrated into the lands and did battle with Uanan. It is likely that the in either case the Baesralites adopted a large part of Uanan culture, as well as pieces from the Yusur, Akinites, and the people settled in the west, both before and after the invasions from the sea. According to one of the few Uanan inscriptions yet discovered, their religion primarily focused on the worship of Baashelan, the father of the gods and the creator, who is also believed to have been the equivalent of the Yusur deity Beshecel, who was popular in the west before the Akinite arrival. Over time the worship of Baashelan slowly evolved into the Baesralite deity known as Eshel, initially as a form of henotheism, and later as their traditional monotheistic deity. An inscription from before the Baesralites’ own history seems to depict a prayer invoking both Eshel and a consort named Askam, who would have been derived from Baashelan’s wife in Uanan mythology, Askedun. In early Baesralite history it appears its people made an effort to separate their god from the earlier god(s), but despite this, many similarities between the two cultures’ religions would be preserved. According to the Baesralite Book of Isghra, Eshel dwells on the top of Mount Nur, similar to Baashelan, while Eshel is described with many of the epithets typically given to Baashel. The collection of stories and scripture that would form the basis of the Baesralite religion is known as the Nilab, and would take numerous influences from the cultures of the surrounding region. From a historical perspective, the text of the Nilab is compiled from at least five different texts, each written in a different period of Baesralite history. The earliest leading theory is that from the oral tradition two forms of the story emerged, split between the north and south, with Source A in the north likely being the first written version, created around Year 100, and Source B in the south being written around Year 220. Source C is estimated to have been written around Year 400, Source D around Year 450, and the final version of the Nilab written at the earliest around Year 600. In the earliest texts, called Eshelist texts, the deity Eshel appears as anthropomorphic to the people of the Baesralites, appearing as a man in versions of the Baesralite stories. As the earliest texts were written in the north, they appear to have a northern slant, mentioning that the southern peoples of the region took part in many atrocities, while praising certain northern leaders. Despite being dated as the earliest source, later historians would argue that Source A had to have been written after Year 300, as it seems conscious of certain societal changes that occurred at that time specifically. Source B differs in that the depiction of the Baesralite deity is more abstract, and often referred to by the name Murael, from the term for a “fear of god”, using angelic assistances in lieu of appearing directly. These Muraelist texts inhabit a fascination with southern Baesralite figures, while speaking negatively of certain northerns, and also interestly changing the religion’s mountain from Mount Nur to Mount Ralemesh. Also, despite the canonical Nilab stating that the hero Jelesh was of great importance after nearly being killed in an event early in his life, Source B claims he did in fact die, and he does not appear in any of his later stories. Source C consists of many different contradictions, and is often nicknamed the “Priest Texts” for its stressed importance of priests, shrines, elaborate rules, and the origins of rituals. In this text the deity of the Baesralites evolves over time, only appearing as Eshel directly in later Baesralite history. Source D is dated to around Year 450, as it details a history of that time largely independent of the other sections of Baesralite history. Within this text the Baesralites receive divine instructions on how to reform their society, and it is speculated that the king at this time wanted to embark on these changes, creating this text to justify the change religiously. This source is also far more centralized, stressing adherence to a primary temple and a central government. Over time all sources would be combined, with historians speculating that two editors pieced together each text to create the canonical scripture of the Baesralites. By Year 700 the canonical texts appear to have already been written, being referenced and mentioned by contemporary historians of the time. These writers describe the migration of the people from the sea and from the east, which ultimately led to the weakening of the southernmost kingdom of the Baesralites, known as Ceshamara. Their city fell soon after, with the invaders taking the lands for themselves. There the Baesralites were scattered into nine groups, known as the Nine Tribes, led by the “Judge” known as Cyrecesh. Under his leadership the tribes conquered the north to unite the region, and defeated the city of Niset on the northern end of the coast, which was likely settled by people of the islands.
  • Sillan Republic: Cabeza Banzena dies in 700. She is replaced by her granddaughter (age 33) Banzenian (a dimunitive of Banzena) – who, like her, is a pious Ulmist.
  • Drachenia: the Drachens continue to expand their lands across the island while the nation expands its trade partnerships. Furthermore, expansion efforts are made in Wasser as well but more so in the Sudlands. Road Infrastructure is expanded and are improved immensely after decades of stagnation without maintenance or further support with stones and solid grounds as many of the roads had only been maintained paths. Farms continue to remain a popular job outside the cities while towns and villages see growth and expansion with the continuing urbanization of cities and other large settlements. Business continue to be established and maintained at permanent markets as they become more popular although the businesses who make less income or rely on reaching each part of the towns and cities as there would still be people who would want to purchase goods that are not near the town square, continue to travel as vendors. Exploration to the east and west within the south continue and same for the north. Educational institutions continue to expand and see popularity as new discoveries and ideas are found or theorized.

711-720

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The Azozian attacks against the Zuen Federation are largely inconclusive, although the Azozians do assert control over a small area near the border. They suffer 8,120 casualties in the process of this campaign.

The Empire of Sapinakasa makes contact with the nation of Qera in the south, as their army arrives near the border of the former nation of Odzeba. The empire begins raiding many of the kingdoms of the region, as well as against some settlements now claimed by Qera.

The largest of the eastern kingdoms founded by the Eborites becomes known as Delahandu, after the kingdom’s capital. Under the leadership of Gishenatra, the kingdom successfully splits from the Paotualma Empire, winning a series of battles against the empire. Similarly, a dynasty from the edge of the empire’s territory in the north, known as the Oshkdeh, launches a rebellion that captures much of the southern Eldebethias region.

Traders from Drachenia sent into the far west make contact with the nations of Ri’kiva and Personia, who both offer to trade with the Drachenians.

A leading Nelirite named Synogenus begins preaching across the Mouri Empire and Edom, calling for the destruction of icons, artwork, and other “idols” being used by the Ulm religion in Azoz.


  • Mouri Empire: Technological innovations continue to thrive across the empire as competition is feirce between rival kingdoms and cities. Usilinago fully developed the blast furnace around this time according to the archaeology, which was instrumental in fielding their military against the Mesallian influence over Seita. Usilinago's campaigns in this region against Umhala was primarily helped by their alliance to the Lemantarians, who also sponsored their advancement in metalurgy. A mathematician and scholar in Azoz named Archalon experimented heavily with the new cam over water power. He managed to combine its ability with the mathematical basis for storing information via representations of one and zero. Although an impressive feat of engineering for the time, "Archalon's Calculator" certainly wouldn't be considered a computer by any modern definition. Even with the most generous interpretation of its descriptions, it would not have been able to do more than mechanically represent two or three different pre-determined math problems. The "Grand Canal" around Ashe was completed around this time, which immensely expanded the arable farmlands near the capital. It was also around this point that the first bowed instruments appear depicted in both art and archaeology, using horse hair treated in a thin layer of flax. A new theological debate arose among various scholars in the empire on the nature of art, and where it is addressed in any way by the Virtues of Nelrim in the Holy Scriptures. The instigator of this debate is often attributed to an itinerate preacher and social revolutionary Synogenus, and although very few took him seriously due to his lack of formal education, the questions he proposed were seen as a legitimate puzzle. A formal council was called by the Holy Patra in Medan to set forth a dogmatic word on the matter. They determined that the act of appreciating artistic works of various Apostles, Prophets and Angels, being an abstract experience of the soul, is in itself a form of worship, not directed at the man-made created object, but the abstract spiritual essence that image represents. Therefore, works of art which are not directed toward the appreciation of the True God or his ambassadors, but instead give honor to Drokksid or any of his leaders, are to be utterly condemned and removed from the public eye. This ruling had mixed affects across the empire, on the one hand enlarging many basilicas with larger and more dramatic depictions of scriptual scenes, now as works of art approved by the Holy Patra. At the same time, however, non-religious works of art became more heavily regulated, reciving special permission from local authorities on what can be published or not. Of course, due to the de-centralized nature of the Mouri Empire, it was fairly easy to exact approval with a careful system of bribes. In the far west, Horation's last voyage continued to staunchly explore the coast farther south still, but not nearly as far as any of his previous explorations. It would seem for the time being the works of Palo are greatly in question, since it is far more difficult to round the continent of Letsia than originally believed. Local legends would have us believe that Nerath the Spider was leader of the Nelirites at this time, although he appears a lot less frequently in historical record than Synogenus. As the federal government proved impotent toward stopping the inhuman acts of Yannians along the Ashe River, the Nelirites would take matters into their own hands. Nerath is often described as a master of disguise and an unparalleled tactician, who would constantly rob the Yannian head-hunters while breaking free any captured Mourians with both tactics and wit. In one legend, his men snuck into a Yannian camp and liberated a dozen Ulmians, slipping by the guards undetected by claiming their cart was full of relatives with the plague. Once the alarm was raised of this attack, a group of Yannian reinforcements arrived surprisingly quick, and were immediately sent to chase the Nelirites down. However, what they did not realize was these reinforcements were actually led by Nerath the Spider in disguise, and the rest of the soldiers were even more Ulmian prisoners disguised as Yannians to escape. The chronicles of Edom during Zamian rule were notoriously more exaggerated than their Ptelamaic predecessors, one example being the Library Massacre. Although it is true that the library fell into great disuse during the chaos of this era, greatly in need of its later restoration, it was certainly not completely destroyed during this attack. The Nelirites were already in decline before this period, and after the subsequent persecution they completely disappeared from Edom by 595 AR. They had appeal only from lower, peasant classes of society, and only really cared about the affect of Yannian attacks that were more prevalent in other parts of the empire. Only absolute extremists like Synogenus or Salvardo the Unfortunate had broader resentment for the establishment, but even they would hesitate to act on the library that is majority Ulmian already. In fact, it wouldn't be the first time historians exaggerated on the destruction near the library, in comparison to the infamous "Fire of Iskandaria" associated with the Lemantarian War. That being said, the cultural affect on the Library Massacre was incredibly tragic according to the best contemporary sources, and ultimately resulted in the library greatly reducing in size and use. These works were not lost, however, as copies of most books were evenly distributed to the plethora of monasteries known throughout the kingdom of Edom. By the end of the generation, each monastery in Edom had a vast storehouse of knowledge in their collections of books.

Tsardom of Algeorgia - following: The tsar inaugurates the renovated Holy Temple. We also begin developing the capital even more replacing the dirt roads with stone roads and creating a dedicated transportation system. We begin creating a postal system to help with the many letters of gratitude which are sent to the tsar each week. The Six-Pointed Golden Bull Expedition continues as planned but they haven't returned back with the new maps yet.

  • Beraba: A complex caste system begins to be codified. Originally, the only distinction was between the aristocracy and the commoners - then, with the introduction of the Tangakwunu, the scholarly middle-class, more distinctions began to form. At its most basic, the Beraban caste system has five levels - Koshisigre (the Holy), Setangya (the Anointed or the Blessed), Tangakwunu (the Literate), Mankah (the Protectors), and Lansa (the Laborers). Koshisigre and Setangya include the members of the clergy of the Fivefold Faith as well as the royal houses and other aristocracy. Tangakwunu includes skilled laborers, artisans, craftsmen, merchants, landowners, clerks, scribes, scholars, or other literate individuals. This also includes the higher ranks of warriors. Mankah includes other warriors and municipal police. Lansa are the laborers such as farmers, sailors, cooks, etc. There are also tiers attached to foreigners - Viho, Ehane, and Nastas. Viho includes foreign royalty, dignitaries, and diplomats. Viho would be located between the Setangya and Tangakwunu castes. Ehane are other foreigners of special interest or importance, and this rank must be directly bestowed on individuals by someone of the Koshisigre, Setangya, or Viho, and would be equivalent to a Tangakwunu rank. Any other outsiders or foreigners are grouped into Nastas. Those who exist outside the caste system, such as beggars, outlaws, or convicted criminals are given no caste distinction, and referred to only as “unspeakables”. The castes have many ranks and subdivisions within them, with upper and lower distinctions commonly cited. Castes can be inherited, but in many cases these distinctions based on an individual’s parents are forfeited when the child leaves their parent’s care, when they are given their own caste distinction based on their own abilities. New fashion trends increase the demand for exotic birds so that their feathers can be used to create ornaments for the upper-classes to wear. Feathered headdresses, collars, and fans become common, especially among the Setangya. Expansion continues toward the east coast of the peninsula. Contact is made with Irian merchants on the east side of the Beraban Peninsula, and a delegation from the Princely Council travels to the cities there to negotiate trade deals.
  • Qera: The raids from the rising new power Sapenakasa are seen as a very serious threat, as Qera wants to maintain the major power to the southern lands. Spies are sent into the country to gather information about the army's strength and the size of the empire. (MOD RESPONSE, PLEASE). More men are conscripted and intensely trained to be prepared for the worst. The border to the south is fortified and soldiers guard the roads there to prevent more raids. The Feotzij forest in the south is now explored and large portions of it are claimed for Qera. A territory of 50 px is claimed, a road is built and additionally a city is founded there. The new cities name is Dlacckata. To make the tribes there friendly toward the new overlords, they are bribed with iron coins. This is possible because the natives rarely have seen any produced metal before and are fascinated by these shiny and prescious coins, at least in their minds. The Qerans there earn the name Ňeretwyyúmhe, which means "people of the sunstone" in the Ďuúmvasaumhe language. The new county there is called Neretveoma which derrived from the original word for the Qerans. The princess has now grown to handle most affairs by herself, yet she is still influenced by many of her advisors. A major decision was to resettle the densely populated area of Ollea and Ogaholle (where many towns are overcrowded) to Cyrphetezija (10 px become rural) or to the west (50 px become rural to the west). The long lasting peace has a major effect on the demographics, as its now estimated that around 650,000 people live in Qera or an associated vassal. about 20% are estimated to not be adult by qeran law, which is 15. To plan settlements and calculate the supplies needed for the war (CENSUS, PLEASE). A fleet is sent south to capture the small islands off the coast to the far south. The continents are now defined by cartographers. The lands to the west where Qera is is called Hbyagaa, while the land to the north east is called Hbeagaa. The border is at the north-south split by the river in Sillas.
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 398-407 Since the Return of Hythus. Emperor Tyrelius dies at the age of 73 years after his impressive reign. He is succeeded by his son Kylus who demonstrates much of his father’s wisdom, but lacks in patience. He also takes a love to the workings of money and the economy. His reign quickly becomes little more than an exercise in maximizing the economic efficiency of the imperial holdings. He creates a low-interest lending institution from a part of the imperial treasury which is tasked with making loans to the noble houses, minor nobles, merchants, and other enterprises it deems worthy of the risk. The lending-house proves a valuable economic tool by which the emperor can directly courie favor while also supporting the development of the empire. An example of its lending power is a venture to establish a colony on the island known to sailors from the empire as Lyrasia. The group departs Mythas with a fleet of ten ships, 250 colonists, and 50 mercenaries, as well as an estimated ten months of supplies. Regional cities continue their rise and there are now many centers of regional power in the nation. The three small exploration craft, which are sent to the northwest to learn more about the lands of Yrrisia. A fleet of 12 large trireme galleys, each six meters across and 40 meters long, are constructed and armed with eight eyscurpieron of various sizes. The ships also are equipped with hides that can be wetted and used as armor while sliding iron plates are added to the oar-ports to protect the rowers. A fleet of smaller craft is also ordered to serve as anti-piracy vessels. The ships adopt a new method of construction wherein the hull is composed of overlapping boards (clinker hull). These hulls have proven to be quick, light, and stable craft with sufficient internal volume to carry supplies for extended voyages. Faith is Hythus spreads rapidly in Mythadia thanks to the Emperor’s faith. The cults of Bysulus, Talas, and Tykus also grow, along with other minor cults. In the lands of the Noble House of Tykatus in the Far East, miners, hunters, and trappers begin pushing against a mountain tribe known as the Halati. Low intensity warfare breaks out between soldiers from the noble house and skirmishers from the tribe. The house employs a mixture of armed infantry with pole-axes and crossbowmen, as well as informal units of tough frontiersmen equipped largely with composite bows, hand-axes, shortswords, and an astute knowledge of the terrain. Overall, nearly 3,000 men are involved in the fighting. Agricultural production increases due to the expansion of farmland and the use of human, bovine, and equestrian excrement to enrich the already fertile volcanic soil. More canals and tythoruses are constructed for irrigation. Crop-rotation strategies become firmly entrenched and are effectively universal. The population grows immensely due to increased wealth and nutrition.
  • Yusur Civilization: The Book of Judges from the Nilab is the primary source for the history of the Baesalites, as far as the events from around Year 400 to 750. The time of Cyrecesh, however, marks a shift in the commentary, as the Judges of Baesel usurped power completely from any hereditary monarchy or other form of government. In effect the region had devolved from a small number of kingdoms to the Nine Tribes, a series of cities, and contested regions. The dynasty from Cyrecesh served as the head of the tribes, until the time of Gedesh a generation later. Gedesh was a leader from the Tribe of Goab, slaying the son of Cyrecesh, Luoch. Gedesh’s reign was short lived, as a hero of the tribes named Usnam, who was of low birth and prestige, managed to slay Gedesh. Ironically, the nobles of the region then rejected Usnam, fearing he would usurp the tribes for himself, and he was forced to flee to the lands of Goab, working as a mercenary for several years. Despite this, the history of the judges is marked by a period of wisdom and relative peace. The nine judges of Baesel are known to have addressed each other as “brother”, sent lavish gifts and arranged marriages with each other, and cooperated on issues greater than the kings once did. The Uphra Delta had recovered from the invasion by sea, had settled the invaders along the coast, and also began to take interest in the sea themselves. A warlord named Aquusceleb, possibly from the Muri River or of the confederation ethnically, became the leader of the small island of Obeneshocul. He would declare himself Lord of the Sea, possessing the largest navy of the time, which was assembled from the remnants of the seafaring invaders and from captured ships that the Muri cities had mustered.
  • Taivaie: Having set a thorough example for the Tiiflings, messengers are sent upriver 20 px demanding subjugation or having to contend with immediate invasion and mass killings. Trade increases with the city-state (whatever it's called). In the newly acquired territory, irrigation and clearances are worked upon by poor citizens. The population continues to increase due to a massive food surplus. King Gilean I abdicates due to old age and decides to live the rest of his life studying the arts in his estate. He appoints his second son, Gilavas, to take the reigns of state, but gives important provincial assignments to his siblings in order to placate them.
  • The majority of peoples in the immediate vicinity, who are south of the nation of Taivaie, accept the offer to join them.
    • Taivaie Response: These people are integrated as well.
  • Friorian Culture: The many tribes of the state exist under bronze age-esque technologies and agriculture-dependent economics. Expansion of the culture group is made.
  • Mang/Yuzoni Empire: The new emperor staged a coup d'etat against Akai, and reformed Mang into the Yuzoni Empire. However, this new Empire will still believe in the Five Mangi Stars, which will be renamed into the Five Yuzoni Stars. The emperor was Wihelm Emperor, a long lost believer of the Five Mangi Stars. He was a military general of the Mangi military. His first actions to this new empire is to construct more weaponry and produce a more vast military. He want's to expand the Mangi empire more up north, so that he can create more influence in the Yuzoni culture. can be built there. Meanwhile, a new writer inside of Yuzoni borders, namely called Hozi Malasky, is writing a novel Three Fallen Boys. In this novel, three boys are met with the Feroi of Heozi (OTL Earl of Wessex) who would later show the boys the path to destiny. However, the path to destiny isn't really easy, as the boys had to solve many puzzles to conclude. However, two of the boys fall into the Maze of Destiny, which is considered to be impossible by the Feroi of Heozi. The third boy finally completes the maze, and wins destiny. However, this is all shown to be one huge trap, and the final boy met his fate. The story ends with the epilogue of the person who killed the final boy, and how his life is, and how much guilt he felt. Meanwhile, the military expansion is recruiting jobs for many homeless civilians of Yuzoni, and weaponry is being created. One of the weapons the Yuzonis plan to create is the Hokkdz Sword, which will be a sword dedicated for defense and attack. Ships are also being built, as the navy is expanding slowly but surely.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: The nation of the Zelonuma Emiresq sees great expansion along the coast. The ancient divide between Zelonuma of the mountains and the Darnans of the coast is bridged. These communities are brought together, with the government sponsoring bridges across the north. The inner cities of the Zelonuma Emiresq, where the kingdom was shifted after the fall of Darna, are now available from the coastal cities, and connected to the janter mines and other resources. In that area great work continues to grow these places. The books published by the government, regarding anti-Ulmian sentiment and pro-Zelonuma Emiresq rituals, are dispersed around the nation and around the world. The navy sees expansion during this time to grow more powerful than the threat posed by the Thotites. The government shifts, with a new king arrising. He moves the capital to Ishteris, located on the southern slope of the mountains, north of one of the northern lakes. This move proves unpopular at first, but the settlement proves to be a good location for growth and development.
  • Yannian Culture: During this time the Yannis Empire became one of the greatest nations to have ever graced the earth, having become powerful and advanced beyond measure. The Holy City of Yagothna-vis became the epicenter of religion and culture, but also of science and philosophy, especially after the Thotite dens were demolished. The peace of the Anointed One was unparalleled and unbreakable, but soon this peace led the Yannians astray. They had become too careless and undeserving, forgetting the great hardships of the empire In the north the incomplete Yannian subjugation of the tribes had been not enough, with these tribes growing stronger and more defiant. They captured the Yannian temple of the north sea, which became the epicenter of their growing confederacy. Perhaps it was an old Thotite curse that corrupted the minds of a thousand Yannian pretenders, but they eyed the throne greedily. When the great horde in the north arrived, the man known as Grey Conjuring chose to use them to seize the governorship of Niani. The tribes seized the majority of the nation, although in Tesardya they were rebuked. Instead the governor, Xesectuleoc, became the leader of an independent Tesardya, in control of the western Yannian navy. In the east, two sons of the Anointed One split the south, creating east and west. They did this in fulfillment of the wishes of the gods, but soon found the gods did not allow them much of a choice, as inconclusive war showed there would not be any unification. The west became Xemunis and the east became Ocenis. The Yannis Empire had been dissolved, but the culture of the Yannian religion remained.
  • Thïgæ: Yithït IX dies in 716, leading Thehre X to ascend the throne. The southern islands provide great agricultural lands for farmers, and so some opt to go to the archipelago to farm rather than the high priced river and coastal lands, although others still buy the river and coastal lands. The coup d'etat in the Mangï state sparks Thï officials interest in the Yuzonï. Thehre X asks Wilhelm of Yuzonï to establish a friendly relationship. Explorers continue south, east, and west along the coasts. Expansion north and east continue. A large canal project connecting some of the main rivers commences, with a version of the Archimedes Screw being used. 131,176 people people are estimated to live in Thïgæ by 720.
  • Telachitul Republic: After years of tensions and trade, En'hoek finally launches his long planned attack on the northerners, sending 9,000 Telachitul troops with 3,000 tribal allies to the northerner's heartland. He hopes the decades of scouting the nation will allow for a quick attack on their center of power. Mostly focused on expansion and war, En'hoek seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to like a shit ton, LMAO). After the patronage of Armeera, Eltaphu is now a reasonably complete, and is reasonably serviceable. In addition, En'hoek continues to fund the development of Icrodel. He continues to promote the book Eveiel, and continues to build various temples, especially in Itochitul and other major cities. En'hoek hopes to use the development of Icrodel as a way to spread Telachitul culture, and bring especially the southern regions closer to the Republic's sphere of influence. With the army working to pacify the north, En'hoek works to expand north along the coastline to continue expansion but avoid the northerner's sphere of influence. In addition, the reign of En'hoek sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition, several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake sees moderate growth. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitates relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading.
  • Nura Gakan: Ni Gao is picked as the new leader of the Gakan. Ni Gao was picked due to his history of fighting and leading armies up and down the Two-River region. Ulrom becomes the organized polytheisic religious center of the Gakan. This leads to the formation of three idols for the three main gods (Vangar: The god of strength/Dun: God of peace/Ogkut: God of the intelligent). The Nura Gakan religion begins to adopt a holy order mostly expanded by Oral tradition, but this begins to phase out as attempts to study the religion is expanded to the Holy Men of the Gakan. Olama begins to form on the two-river region mostly used as a de facto trade center of the state, placed at the head of the river delta.Ft. Thots is expanded with construction of walls around the fort. Mines begin taking shape in the mountain regions. Naval raiding begins to become a more acceptable form of warfare within the Gakani people, this is mostly support and backed up by the Naval expansion across the Two Rivers. The mines begin to take a new form as the demand for iron is picked up (which is used by the army to flex/kill foes and the formation of new weapons.) Gakani farmers begin setting up farms and things of that sort by the Two-River Region. Trade becomes more and more important causing Ulum to form a navy to protect trade ships up and down the river. We begin to send more settlers toward newly expanded land upon the hope of expanding the Gurkani people and loyalty to the Gak. We begin a military push toward the many rivers below our nation in the hope of expanding the farmlands of the Nura Gakan.
  • Mesallian Culture: The nation of Aexontia effectively became a client state after the Syresian-Erasidonian War, but this was reaffirmed after the king of Aexontia left the city of Syres as the enforcer of his will. After his death the kingdom became split between his children, but each child was under the supervision of Syresian authorities, and ultimately left their territory to Syres after their own deaths. The eldest son of the king was Olythimus, who inherited the capital of Laneba and a large share of the kingdom. The city of Nesarafen, due to its close proximity to Syres, eventually fell to a Syresian-appointed governor named Lecundus, while Besheva and Jubaya fell to two brothers of Olythimus. Additionally there was a Yannian colony centered around Xemena, which had acted nearly independent in the lead-up to the war with Erasidon. The Yannian section of the state was granted its own governor, before a revolt in the second year of the 128th Jafiad (Year 713), led to the territory being incorporated into the governorship of Nesarafen. Having been forced out of the north, the Kingdom of Erasidon turned toward steps to influence the remnants of the Xeran Empire. The kingdom sought to liberate the Mesallian cities of the coast, in what had become the Province of Neum, which would provide a major increase to its alliance. Not seeking a war against the Mouri Empire, the kingdom instead sought to make alliances with the individual local governments. In the east the Melopenes became divided between Agira and Meshwati primarily, with cities such as Lysnadria playing a major role as well. In the instability ensuing in the Yannis Empire, the Mesallian colonies made alliances with each other, fearing the possibility of Benekundon wishing to reassert control over the west. From one such colony, a mercenary leader named Lethodymus took this a step further, and under his leadership the Mesallians sought to gain control over the governorship of the westernmost Yannian province. This proved to be the action that provoked Benekundon into war, beginning a conflict in the fourth year of the 128th Jafiad (Year 715). Although outnumbered, the Mesallian army consisted of many veteran warriors, most of which were well-trained mercenaries, as well as numerous Yannians. After an initial victory near the border proved the Mesallians viable, they requested the aid of Syres, who had been an ancient enemy of Benekundon. The city launched its invasion the following year, using its newly expanded navy to reclaim the regions of Zoramvera that had been captured from them. The Kingdom of Zoramvera also would be forced into combat, protecting its relatively new kingdom against an invasion from the east. After another year of fighting the war had favored the Mesallians, but at the same time Lethodymus sought to work with the Yannian government, to ensure that they approved of his actions. It was requested that the Anointed One mediate the situation in the west, and should he not be able to, whatever constituted the highest authority in the former empire. In the meantime, the rest of his alliance seemed less eager to restrain themselves.
  • Sillan Republic: There is a schism between "Eastern" and "Western" Ulmists; due to the ruling on icons. The former is heavily influenced by Irrulmism, and favors decentralization and a renewed emphasis on orthopraxy (as opposed to orthodoxy). In contrast, the latter recognizes religious primacy of Azoz and feverently opposes any sort of devolution in terms of religious authority. In 716, all ordained females were relieved of their posts following the arrival of Azozian clerics, who sought to cleanse of the Sillan Ulmist Church of any heterodox beliefs. Within Eastern Ulmism, various sects and heterodox beliefs proliferate. Its defining beliefs and principles are collectively known as "Temple Ulmism" (as a pejorative) due to its perceived "crudeness". This coincided with a rise in the number of religious preachers (both male and female alike) who interpret the scripture (for the illiterate) and devote time (except for the seventh day, as a public holiday) to rituals and religious services. Cabeza Banzenian – a pious Ulmist – eventually breaches the separation of state and religion doctrine; denouncing Eastern Ulmism as "superstition" (as opposed to a legitimate religion). Ironically however, she continues the expansion of Banzenapolis (which, despite being the center of Western Ulmist authorities; is the most sacred site of Eastern Ulmists, who form the majority there). Meanwhile, Banzena's morality laws are criticized by many (due to them viewed as having a religious basis). Similarly, the Western Ulmists' patronization of Azozian culture is also criticized as it is generally patriarchal; and hence, viewed as inherently barbaric and incompatible with Sillan culture.

721-730

The monarch of Delahandu, Gishenatra, successfully defeats the Paotualma emperor in a second war, reaffirming the independence of Delahandu, while also releasing the Kingdom of Yonbenapur as independent under Gishenatra’s son.

Despite the official acts by the religious authorities of the Mouri Empire, in Edom and in nearby regions a more extremist sect of the Nelirites thrives. The group rejects the stance taken by the church in regards to art, believing that all icons were to be destroyed, and continues its harassment of non-Ulmians to some extent in Edom. Under the leadership of a mysterious leader named “Eminedus” the Library of Iskandria is again targeted, being razed for the multitude of artwork and icons depicted in the building, and on its books.

The Sapinakasa Empire successfully subjugates the states of the Odzeba region around the Qeran territory, before focussing their efforts on the Qeran settlements more directly, and raiding Dlacckata. Qeran spies uncover that they use a large number of cavalry and lightly armed soldiers, as well as war elephants in small numbers.

The attack launched by the Telachitul Republic against the nation of Agunda results in a narrow Telachitul defeat. The nation of Taleachitul suffers 2,130 casualties, its allies suffer 1,000 casualties, while Agunda suffers 2,070 casualties. Despite this, numerous tribes seek to support the invaders, taking the opportunity to rebel against Agunda hegemony. During this time of upheaval, traders from the nation of Malmaça make contact with Agunda, trading weapons to them in exchange for other goods.

One of the leading tribal leaders in the takeover of Niani, named Frisnalvis, leads an army into the East Yannis region, capturing the northeast most province. His soldiers also manage to gain control over the trade routes linking Yannis to the north sea, leading to an increased source of revenue, as well as a channel for settlers to arrive in the south.

  • Mouri Empire: Erisoh's son Romkwell, a lower-ranked general in the former Xeran military, was made his successor as First Citizen after his father's death. However, Romkwell proved to be a rather weak and inaffective leader, which was compounded by the official emperor at the time who was still a child according to the royal tradition. Farrajulen, the local governor of Valun, saw the weakness of this authority to begin asserting his own agenda. Also known as "Julen the short" and later "Julen the apostate", he was a decisive military leader that was able to keep the various clans and local groups of Valun organized into an effective governate, while still utilizing their cavalry-based military to his advantage. He was also not Ulmian himself, but seemed to practice a strange syncretic religion of Valunian and Mesallian polytheism, mixed with the sect of Drokksidites from Azoz. Asside from a selection of religious poems that survived from his reign, it's honestly hard to tell his exact religion due to the bias of later sources. Farrajulen preyed on the fear and disgust many nobles had for the terrorism of the Nelirites, as well as their overall disapointment for the Ulm establishment thanks to the popularity of Palto's Dialogues. For this reason, Farrajulen launched the Second Great Civil War of the empire, seeking the total destruction of the Ulm establishment and the ineffective imperial government completely. The second civil war was far more destructive than the first one, even after he gained support of his ally Nicomedie IV of Tuartha. Having exhausted themselves on their earlier wars on behalf of the Lemantarians, Usilinago was quickly conquered, and Farra pushed the rebel army against Azoz itself. A thick line of battle was held in the Battle of Menat Field, the longest non-seige battle in recorded history up to that point. The Azoz military led by General Noosents the Younger organized an impressive defensive strategy, calling in a massive military support from as far away as Fotashe and Eskaladun. Unfortunately, the Battle of Menat Field was devastating to the agricultural resources around Teman, causing the great Mouri Famine to soon follow. Some late additions to Nerath's legends tell how he laid many traps against Farrajulen before nobely sacrificing his life, but in reality the Nelirites were generally hated at this point and were often driven from cities before Julen even got there. After laying seige to Azoz for several weeks, the palace guards revolted and murdered the child emperor, then captured First Citizen Romkwell alive. He was believed to spend the rest of his days in peaceful retirement on the Uriel Islands. Contrary to exaggerated chronicles of his enemies, Julen did not outright persecute the Ulmian church, but did purge all the extremist factions from the empire as well as greatly curtail their power. He was an unparalleled, Machiavellian administrator, carefully manipulating the Mouri nobility to effectively re-absorb their provinces into the empire. Farrajulen seized the effective Crown of Xera back to Azoz, albeit under a new dynasty, thus regaining the de jure claims over the lands recently made independent. The double-faced coins disappear from this time, as all the lands in the de jure realms of Xera fully gave their recognition and tribute back to Azoz once again. During the midst of the civil war, Farrajulen reached out to an alliance with Syres, offering to lend support in their conquest of Aexontia if they agree to support his power as emperor of Mouri. Finally, Julen reached out to offer an alliance of marriage with Edom. He offered to marry the next ruler in line, Shamenza III and in exchange, both kingdoms mutually work to purge the extremist Ulmian groups in each other's lands. Most contemporary chronicles, all controlled by Ulmian monasteries, would be extremely harsh in their assessment, describing Julen as a cruel hunchback that plunged the nation into chaos and tyranny. In reality, however, the empire at this time was comparatively far more peaceful and stabilized than in previous generations, with actual law and order being enforced for the first time since the Yannian war. Many more Ulmians migrate out to preach the gospel in Emalia and Syres, and now with the confusion in Yannis, the Holy Patra sponsors a new wave of Apostles to partner with local tribal leaders in Xenulen and Niani.
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 408-417 Since the Return of Hythus. Emperor Kylus working with the help of the Noble Houses begins an empire-wide census. He utilizes the imperial treasury to assist and standardize the process leading to a reasonably accurate count. [Nationwide Census] The lending institution created by Kylus, now known as the Iron Bank of Mythas, grows in power and influence, taking control of the imperial minting process and financing much of the trade in the empire. The bank begins charging low-interest rates in a break from the imperial edict which created it, but allowing it to operate independently and without support from the imperial treasury. The rise of commerce sees the empire expand its naval power, now standing at 48 ships, full 12 Triremes, 16 Trihemiolia, and 20 longships. The ships continue the new tradition of naval artillery rather than rams and most lack any ramming capability at all. A small fleet of exploratory longships with lanteen sails is built with endurance and stability as the main goals. The ships are lightly armed and have small crews, but are able to carry more food for their size. Eight of these ships will sail north and explore the area around Yrrosia, Personia, and Ry’Kyva. [Exploration] The voyage is expected to be one of many years. With the Mythadian Pantheon and Hythian Pantheon largely mixed the empire enters into a period of religious stability. Agricultural production increases due to the expansion of farmlands, the use of human, bovine, and equestrian excrement to enrich the already fertile volcanic soil. More canals and tythoruses are constructed for irrigation. Crop-rotation strategies become firmly entrenched and are effectively universal. The population grows immensely due to increased wealth and nutrition.
  • Qera: The recent conquest by Sapenakasa to the south is not taken lightly by Prince Zatlahe III and war is officially declared in 721. Though elephants were completely unknown alien creatures before, some archers managed to kill one of them, showing that these animals are strong but not immortal. Because of the slow nature of the elephant, tactics against them are developed quickly. For example, two heavy cavalrymen are riding at full speed parallel to each other with a rope stretched between them toward the war elephant. This will cause the elephant to fall and injure the riders heavily. If these tactics can't be used, the archer cavalrymen tear the animal down. Since mostly light infantry is used by the enemy, more shieldwalls with archery are used along with massive deployments of cavalry and heavy infantry. The swords of the army are upgraded once again, as the smaller square shaped blades at one side are replaced by two long blades, while the opposite side remains with the original "teeth". This was made to attack with the teeth and defend shieldwalls with the longer blade. Smaller metal plates are woven into the thick coconut fiber armor of the soldiers to better the protection. Tactics-wise, the hit-and-run tactics from the Odzeba conquest are used, along with the extreme brutal punishments and war atrocities that are typical for the Qeran style of warfare. Many generals, most notably Crown Prince Yzme who administered the region around Dlacckata and learned about the methods of warfare that the natives practiced. Though torture and ritualized cannibalism are nothing new to him, he is suprised about the precision these barbarians have when it comes to torture of enemies. They are able to cripple men without shedding any blood by simply pressuring sinews or breaking the joints of a man. A special method of torture is the verpornaq, where the blood of the enemy - or better to say a complete enemy village - is collected in a gigantic kettle and then boiled. The leader is then thrown into the kettle and boiled to death in the blood of his men. This happens first in the battle near Foconoa, where all captured infantrymen and some cavalrymen along with their general are captured, slaughtered and then the general boiled in their blood. Only three men are sent back to tell the story. To make sure that they can't fight, their forefingers and thumbs are cut off. Chopping off these fingers becomes a popular method of torture to spies that will be released afterward. Qeran soldiers adapt a gesture, that mocks the enemies with reference to this method with pointing the forefinger up and the thumb to the side while showing the back of the hand. This gesture will remain an insult in Qera well into the modern age. Despite the war, the jungle to the south of Qera is claimed farther west (50 px expansion). The regions west of the Hbodhver (the southern river) are densely settled now (70 px to the west are rural). Mining and spice production are still huge, while the smaller islands to the south are named now, Qerzatla after the current reigning princess.
  • Glorious Empire of Vhaynos: We continue to grow and expand our great empire utilizing the closer relations brought by the tribute brought by the Daukani and Xinaben. We continue to improve relations, warming relations and investing within damaged Daukani lands to help them rebuild them bringing them closer to our empire. We continue to expand our agricultural lands in our empire to make us richer. Trade with the north continues as well, and the city of exiles continues to expand. Seeing the destruction of the Tah by the hands of the southern people, we extend our hands to them bringing many goods to their people and establishing a trade post at the northern point of the continent. We begin to expand our eastern colonies farther with a new city being established in them. We continue to explore the southern landmass coasts utilizing our superior ships to outperform the Thïgæ at sea. Meanwhile, the island claimed by Thïgæ, is contacted and we ignore the foolish Tah claims to ownership, establishing trade deals with the native people, and offering them much better protection and access to goods. We begin to enact tolls on the Tah ships passing through our trade routes making them paying a fee to utilize any trade route, and our much stronger navy allows us to control all trade routes. These tolls are funneled to help Daukani rebuild and grow stronger, along with Jadalan. We continue to explore farther westward, and some ships are launched southwest into the sea blowing on the monsoon winds. We establish a small trading post on the desert island by a new nation. Rhythnos continues to explore farther westward trying to find the mysterious Land of Beraba.
  • Yannian Culture: After years of owning the lands of the Thotites, from the Waste River to the creature mills of Azog, from the desolate fields to the pens of beastly dwellings, from the halls of the witchcraft workshops, and the jungles where hunters come to kill the wild Thotites, the lands have been transformed for the better. However, this comes at a price, when years of dealing with that unruly mess and attempting to cleanse, it has spread some of its contamination upon the people of the Yannis Empire. The Thotite infection has caused a plague to befall the Yannians of the north, but through their piety and faith, they pray that the Thotite curse will right itself. Disease has come and harmed the Yannian population, killing thousands of innocent people. There is great anger at the Thotites, for it was their uncleanliness and sacrilege that made it prudent to punish the world with suffering, and that suffering has spread, undoubtedly unfairly, against the Yannian people as well. The plague weakens the entire region, from Azoz to the Holy City of Yagothna-vis. In the west the Yannians cannot rest, as although the evil mound of Azoz collapses, the works of Azog below have reignited. They feed on the evil energy of suffering for the purposes of supplying their creature machine. They churn out slimelings from the litter, and spread their pustule disease to kill as many people as possible. But the empire is silent, as in this time there is too much confusion and hesitation. The world has turned to let itself burn, and the Yannis Empire, which had historically held the entirety of humanity, civilization, and civility on its aching back, cannot be responsible for protecting the entire world. The Yannians watch regrettably, as people around the world suffer, wishing they had the supply to fix everyone at once. But as the world crumbles down as the Thotites had hoped, there is still a spark of decency that resists the Thotite dark magic. This is the authority that lives on the halls of east and west, where there is not lawlessness. The people flock to the strong kings who possess the means of feeding the people, and pledge to fight the plague by all means. The disease-givers are killed or quarantined, and the cities block off the world that brings forth the pestilence. Nonetheless, in the north three kingdoms appear. First there is Tesardya, where the Yannian governor triumphs, despite frequent attempts by its neighbors to siege the city. Niani falls to a foreign ruler, albeit a convert to the Yannian faith. In the east, likewise, an independent kingdom known as Mizir emerges, when the Yannian frontier is overrun. A war breaks out between Mizir and Ocenis, and the later loses possession of the northern islands, but retains control near the border.
  • Yusur Civilization: In the south of Baesel, the Book of Judges ends with an Akinite invasion of the south. A descendant of Noįmeshúmes, named Nąmuradi, would lead the city of Usqema and the Yusur people against the west, defeating the Akinites of the coast, and reaching the region of Baesel. He first encountered the Tribe of Abendum, which had come to be ruled by the judge Demod. Abendum would be subjugated by the invaders, ending the relative peace among the Nine Tribes. During the war the exiled hero of Baesel, Usnam, fought in the war as a mercenary leader, and after the war he used foreign support to reassert control over his original tribe. The descendants of Cyrecesh then expanded as far north as Niset, becoming one of the dominant nations of the region. Having exerted control over the entirety of the Uphra Delta, the city of Usqema became known as a “Holy City”, where all legitimate Yusur rulers sought to be crowned. Conversely, the city’s transgressions against the Baesel region led to the city’s name became synonymous with dissolute power and excess. The city would become the largest in the Uphra Delta, with buildings of stone and brick replacing the older, wooden structures of the settlement. Along the river system the most powerful cities of the delta constructed canals, both for irrigation and for transportation. Although these ancient canals would not exist into modern times, their locations would be approximated from numerous references to them in various writings. In certain cities the Yusur also began to employ drainage system to control and collect rainwater and waste.
  • Melia: A new age begins for us as not just a people, but a civilization. As always, we let the gods decide what we should do next. For once, two gods have come to the same conclusion of what we should do! Emal, the god of fire, war, and perfection as well as Mavel, the goddess of the earth, harvest, and expansion have decided that if we are to survive this brave new world, we must claim more land for ourselves and grow as a nation (Explore across the steppe to the northwest and southeast.). More grazing pastures will be needed for our oxen and horses. There are also rumors of other peoples like us, united under one authority, but their lands are rich with crops. These lands must be ours too, and so we must train more warriors (Train about 1,000 citizens for the army as cavalry.), for we must make sure no one can stop the coming storm.
  • Thïgæ: Miscommunication between the Ehcrumeï and Thïgæ leads to Thï officials thinking that the Ehcrumeï claimed the islands; however, when no occupation comes, Thehre X realizes that they just refuse to recognize the islands as Thï. Ties with Sonaredar continue to improve, along with ties with Johdanpanan. Exploration continues east, west, and south. Rural areas grow on the southern islands, and the mainland borders expand east and north. Contact is once again tried with the Lheceites. Administrative boundries are made across the country, with governers controling each province. The new Mangï government continues to spark interests in the west. Military technology continues to advance, along with math and science. A large canal system for irrigation and transport begins to be built, with Archimedes Screw begins being used. This connects the farmland of the east to the river system of the west delta. Breeding programs commence in animals and other foods, including potatoes, which become more disease resistant.
  • Mesallian Culture: The later reign of Maleka Hesamena continued the resurgence and awakening of the Edomite nation. Having defeated the Kingdom of Ephenus in the crucial war in the east, Edom’s eastern border now extended along the coast of Sephimora toward the Ema Delta, and in the south the nation had expanded farther along the Meran. An unprecedented period of Edomite prosperity ensued, contrasting the earlier periods of instability over the last few centuries. After the destruction of the Library of Iskandria, the Maleka ordered a massive campaign against the Nelirites, slowly uprooting them from the nation. The nation struggled to completely eradicate the Nelirites fully, owing to their use of secrecy. Their efforts inadvertently hurt the Ulmian population in the nation, which was became increasingly oppressed by the government, despite the nation’s initial edicts of toleration. Ulmians were harassed for perceived involvement with their extremist counterparts, and were attacked by counter groups seeking revenge for continued acts of vandalism and violence by the Nelirites. Hesamena favored the Zamists, as the religion centered around diligence to the Maleka, and promoted the faith once more in the capital of Edom. A major temple to Zama was constructed in the city, with a large continent of royal guards stationed within it at all times, and Ulmians were removed from that district of the city. When news of the second civil war breaking out in Azoz reached Hesamena of Edom, the plan created by her advisors seemed feasible. The state would launch an invasion of the west, against the rebellious government in Usinilago, which would strip the rebels of that province, while also solving several problems for Edom; destroying the training centers of the disruptive Nelirites, bringing the Umhlaba trade routes under Edomite control, and pacifying the western border. A nobleman named Jaqnisin would be supported by Edom, as the new monarch of an independent Kingdom of Louneosas, who claimed descent from the ancient king of the same name. An army accompanied the royal claimant to the city of Usinilago directly, while the primarily Edomite army marched west toward Ajayiba. In the far south the Edomites invested heavily in the Apirun tribes of the region, creating a mercenary force to harass the southern trade routes as well. The rest of the army waited in reserve at Edom and the Meran, while the navy waited in the north as well. Although rapidly improving, the state didn’t wish to challenge the large fleet in Usinilago if it didn’t have to, so remained primarily defensive at sea. Diplomatically, the Maleka turned to Erasidon, hoping to repair the relationship between the two kingdoms, after relations had waned after the fall of the Ptelamaic rulers. To this end, the Maleka hoped Eraisdon would join the war, avenging the many times Usinilago devastated or subjugated Erasidon, as well as regaining some minor territory. The Water Merchants of the south generally supported war against their enemy in the north, although the city of Usinilago had seemingly changed considerably since that age. High Tyrant Ghis of the Umhlaba Confederacy ended the chapter of cooperation with Usinilago, as he instead favored the Edomites, who promised a better arrangement to them in exchange. The Water Merchants would experience a shift in politics not seen since the civil war centuries prior, as they discovered that a large section of their organization had integrated into Usinilago or into Xeran life. As such the war led by Edom would create a parallel conflict between sections of the Water Merchants, and their future within the region. In Syres the city formally pushed for annexation of their client kingdoms in the south, the last of which being annexed by the 131st Jafiad (Year 724). Aexontia would continue to act mostly autonomously, with Syresian governors administering various parts of the region. Elsewhere, the city found itself increasingly involved in the conflict breaking out in Benekundon. Around the same time as the Aexontia annexation, a Syresian army landed on the coast to restore order to the region.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: The nation of the Zelonuma Emiresq sees great expansion along the coast. The ancient divide between Zelonuma of the mountains and the Darnans of the coast is bridged. These communities are brought together, with the government sponsoring bridges across the north. The inner cities of the Zelonuma Emiresq, where the kingdom was shifted after the fall of Darna, are now available from the coastal cities, and connected to the janter mines and other resources. In that area great work continues to grow these places. The books published by the government, regarding anti-Ulmian sentiment and pro-Zelonuma Emiresq rituals, are dispersed around the nation and around the world. The navy sees expansion during this time to grow more powerful than the threat posed by the Thotites. The capital at Istaris expands greatly.
  • Telachitul Republic: Despite the setbacks in the initial phase of the war, efforts continue. The army is replenished to its full 9,000 Telachitul soldier strength, and the new discord with the tribes allows 6,000 tribal allies to join them. To solidify the numerical advantage, the Republic tries to incentivize nuetral tribes to not ally with Agunda, promising them favorable trade in the future, hoping to prevent the opposing army from increasing in size. In addition, En'hoek makes sure the superior Republic metal working industry is focused on the warm creating better weapons for both the Tealchitul soldiers and their tribal allies. Hoping to recover the advantage as much as possible, the experienced En'hoek leads the army himself, aiming straight for the Agundan heartland, using maps and intelligence gathered by Republican traders over the decades. Mostly focused on expansion and war, En'hoek seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to like a shit ton, LMAO). After the patronage of Armeera, Eltaphu is now a reasonably complete, and is reasonably serviceable. In addition, En'hoek continues to fund the development of Icrodel. He continues to promote the book Eveiel, and continues to build various temples, especially in Itochitul and other major cities. En'hoek hopes to use the development of Icrodel as a way to spread Telachitul culture, and bring especially the southern regions closer to the Republic's sphere of influence. With the army working to pacify the north, En'hoek works to expand north along the coastline to continue expansion but avoid the northerner's sphere of influence. In addition, the reign of En'hoek sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition, several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake sees moderate growth. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitates relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading.
  • Drachenia: exploration across the portions of the seas toward the south remains while expansion across Drachenia and the Sudlands remain. Wasser sees minor expansion into the interior. The military remains stationed abroad with the establishment of barracks and storage areas for weapons. Jonnes continue to grow as the third largest city and tied for second richest with Marten rising city of Sudbestag trailing behind for fifth. It is at a moderate pace becoming recognized as the land of the rich and impossible due to its imports that it gets from all around the known world from different merchants. Cavalry within the military sees expansion.

731-740

The expedition sent by the Holy Empire of Hythus in the west leads to increased contact with several nations. The nations of Personia and Eniyan offer to trade with the nation, while in the far west they discover that those nations are situated on an island.

The Qeran counterattack against the Sapinakasa Empire results in some mixed results. Initially the Sapinakasa successfully raid up to the northern mountains, killing numerous Qeran and native civilians. In a battle led by Crown Prince Yzme, the Qerans achieve a narrow victory, inflicting 5,800 casualties, while the Qerans suffer 4,900 casualties. As a result the Sapinakasa offer a peace agreement to the Qerans, in which they will recognize Qera’s claimed territory, and cease attacks against it, if Qera recognizes their territory and their ownership over the other states and tribes of the region.

A rival tribe leader, known as Gecnevedessar, destroys the Vytian trade post established on the southern continent, despite other natives of the region initially favoring trade with the nation of Vhaynos.

Plague sweeps through the region from Azoz and the Mouri Empire to the states of the Yannis Empire, as well as the nations west of the Yannis region; Benekundon, Zedisladana, and Molaga.

In a second battle against Agunda, the Telachitul Republic achieves victory. The Telachitul Republic suffers 1,890 casualties, its allies suffer 1,400 casualties, Agunda suffers 3,400 casualties, and Agunda’s tribal allies suffer 2,300 casualties.

  • Friorian Culture: Expansion is made as society is further developed. The basic movements toward centralization are made.
  • Mouri Empire: Emperor Farrajulen and Maleka Hesamena were married in a grand ceremony in the newly-constructed Zama Temple of Edom. Being the first non-Ulmian royal marriage in centuries, it is also poorly attested in Azouri sources, with the Medan Chronicle only passively mentioning the marriage took place. Instead, the details of the marriage's logistics are heavily-attested among Edomite sources, whose nobility at the time were still dominated by the Zamists. Although this was clearly arranged for political purposes, it became fruitful rather quickly, with their first daughter Arenia born that same year. Farrajulen would take a rather unprecedented turn with his royal house, officially sharing the Crown of Farra between himself and his wife evenly, rather than declaring her a queen consort as in the Xera tradition. Their joint rule would see the final destruction of the Nelirites completely, as well as the "Xenulen Plague" that swept through northern Usilinago and eastern Tuartha around 615 AR. This plague was seen as the lowest point of fracturization in the Mouri empire before the Farran restoration. In fact, archaeology of this time indicates that the many rituals of the Zamist cult added a feature to honor the Cult of Death, around the same time the plague took place. After that event was passed, however, things began to steadily recover. The Library of Iskandaria began a long process of reconstruction, restoring all the books carefully copied to nearby Monestaries around the Lower Meran. Due to his natural affinity toward Edom and his wife, some later historians specualted if Julen was actual Zamist himself, but an exact answer to this question of his religion may never be completely answered. Julen wished primarily to restore order and prestigue to the empire, and wasn't parituclarly partial to one religion over any other for that purpose. His own authored text known as the "Hymns to the Sun" around this time is most enigmatic, giving some lauding to deities of both Valun, Mesallian, and Edomite nature, unless these are all the same beings translated in different languages. Julen's children he would insist on having the greatest education in the empire, and had them alternatively study in both the Library of Azoz and Iskandaria at different points in their lives. Their main tutor, the theologian Philo of Medan, was a very prominent philospher at this time. He wrote extensively on commentaries, for both the works of Gandai and Palto, particularly on the divine nature of rationality. He also was an avid engineer, and worked to incorporate finely-tuned gears into the overall design of the so-called "Archelon's Calculator". Julen also made many important reforms to the military, adding in horse archers to the standard armies of Edom for the first time in their history, coming from a nomadic background of the Valunians. The navy also was greatly increased, about 2/3 the size of the old Xeran navy by the end of the decade, utilizing the same old ports of Neum and Nerimos as in ancient times. Ulmian apostles continue to be sent as far away as Otan, Leukimia, and Niani.
  • Melia: Our recent expeditions across the steppe have proven insightful. Our realm and the holy lake that it lies upon seem to lie on the northern edge of the great plains we call our home. We spotted quite a few hills and even a couple lone mountains to our north, and beyond that, a lush wet, and exotic land covered with trees as far as the eye could see. Lem has told us that we are not ready to go into such a land when there is more plains to claim for him. Thus our future expeditions should be focused south (Explore along the steppe farther, focusing on the south.). Lem has also told us to claim the land surrounding his lake. No one else may lay their hand on such a hallowed place except him, his fellow gods, and his people (Focus expansion efforts on claiming the land around the lake.). We have also finished training our new cavalry unit, but we mustn’t rely on them completely. Emal has said that we need a diverse army of many kinds of warriors and that the foreigners that came so long ago in search of our silk can be put into use. Many serfs that serve us should also be put into use (Train 1,000 Foreigners and 1,000 serfs from across the land into an infantry unit). Rumors remain strong of peoples with cities like our own. They are said to be wealthy, more so than we could ever dream of. Our only form of income is from taxes on the silk trade with the other tribes that the foreigners come from. Here’s hoping that we thrive as a nation.
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 418-427 Since the Return of Hythus. Emperor Kylus, by now an aging monarch, raises his son Lyarsan to co-emperor. The Iron Bank of Mythas expands overseas, offering loans abroad, but demanding strict repayment. The rise of commerce sees the empire expand its naval power, now standing at a moderate fleet of some 60 ships, full 16 Triremes, 20 Trihemiolia, and 24 longships. The ships continue the new tradition of naval artillery rather than rams and most lack any ramming capability at all. The fleet of exploratory longships continue to explore, this time even farther north beyond Ry’Kyva. [Exploration Response] These ships also carry a message accepting trade agreements with Personia and Eniyan which they deliver while passing by on their new voyage north. Agricultural production increases due to the expansion of farmlands and the use of human, bovine, and equestrian excrement to enrich the already fertile volcanic soil. More canals and tythoruses are constructed for irrigation. Crop-rotation strategies become firmly entrenched and are effectively universal. The population grows immensely due to increased wealth and nutrition.
  • Mesallian Culture: The Edomite invasion proved favorable among the natives of Leosas, as in the absence of a strong central, Azozian authority, and having been negatively affected by the recent decades of Azozian rule, they favored the return to an independent government. The city of Usinilago had retained its fierce spirit of independence, remaining ethnically Louneosasian and largely held to their traditional beliefs, despite the rise of the Ulmian religion and other religions from nearby areas. The entrance of Jaqnisin was accepted, after the governor of Usinilago was defeated in a decisive battle near the city. There he fully embraced the Louneosas culture, ordering a restoration to the old customs of the independent kingdom. This would largely not be possible, due to the changing nature of the region in the past several centuries, but under the king’s leadership, and with support from Edom, there was a resurgence in traditional beliefs. Chief among the gods of the old inhabitants of Usinilago, Varin war promoted greatly by the new king. Despite its historical staunch resistance to influences from Mesallas and elsewhere, the past few centuries had opened the door for Mesallian and Edomite influences, and Jaqnisin was quick to adopt deities such as Zama and Soronis, and a mixture of Mesallian and Edomite customs within the original framework of the religion. After the Edomite invasion was complete, the rise of Farrajulen had occurred in the west. Eager to cement the position of Edom and its conquests, Hesamena agreed to the proposal to wed the new monarch in Azoz to her daughter Shameza. The nation of Edom prospered greatly after the war, and through cooperation with the west. Road networks were created in the far north along the coast, to connect the city of Edom with nearby cities. The Maleka would institute the creation of supply depots to store grain, having reformed the nation’s taxation system and bureaucracy to be much more efficient. However, this new cooperation also allowed for the western plague to reach Edom. Soldiers returning from the war fell ill with the disease, which quickly affected the rest of the nation. This would end Edom’s golden age, weakening the nation once more. Hesamena’s daughter Shameza would die soon after her granddaughter was born, as well as numerous other members of the royal court. Then in the second year of the 133rd Jafiad (Year 733), Maleka Hesamena died of old age, and the court proclaimed her second daughter, Nesalama, as the new Maleka. She would spend the next several years working to help the nation recover. Meanwhile, the nation of Syres accepted the alliance offer from the Mouri Empire. The region of Aexontia had been fully incorporated into the nation, while in the east the nation had successfully defended against Benekundon. Their demands stipulated that Benekundon cede small territorial concessions to Syres or to the Mesallian city-states, as well as grant various cities increased autonomy. The Kingdom of Zoramvera became aligned with Syres, using the war to expand its own territory and influence. At its greatest territorial extent, the nation managed to conquer farther west along the coast, while north through Benekundon’s mountains into the interior.

Tsardom of Algeorgia: Tsar Konstantin I dies this year at the age of 101. The tsar is grieved by the entire country and a mighty mausoleum is planned to be built to honor his memory. He is succeeded By his son Konstantin II. The new Tsar makes the annual pilgrimage to the Holy Dodo and receives its blessing.

  • Glorious Empire of Vhaynos: The brutality of the Gecnevedessar comes to us as we are shocked that they would commit such atrocities, we come to call the land Kerīlam, place of brutality. We rebuild our fort but garrison it with around 1,000 troops ready for any attack while continuing our trade. We claim all of Kerīlam under our protection and guardianship and any other settlement by outside nations shall be considered an act of war against us. We also negotiate the annexation and claim the western islands of Kerīlam to be our nation's territory annexing them into our empire as well as finding deals with natives. We found a new colony farther to the west in the jungle area south of our island trade post. The eastern colonies are expanded as well with towns and agricultural lands popping up. We continue to explore farther to the west and east, and explore the coasts of the Southern landmass as well. In the city of exiles we explore north and west. Our agricultural land expands and Jadalan continues to become more loyal with over 60% of the nation's population identifying as Vhaynosi. Many in them begin to clamber for annexation.
  • Yuzoni Empire: The military is going under construction, as the weapons are still being created of many materiels. Meanwhile, 60 people were drafted out of the military to expand the empire by sending one-half of the men up north and one-half of the men east. The expansion is considered to be the great expansion, and will create a larger influence over said explored areas. The emperor orders the expansion to be enacted, and all 30 men from each group are sent to explore north and west. Meanwhile, the emperor also wants to create another important naval base for more naval construction to start naval expansions from the south. Trail connections will be built to construct cities in between each other, and provide easier travels. Horses in Yuzonia are being breeded and tamed for travelling to be much easier. The emperor integrates a new position, namely the Jushi Mollotov. This point will be the messenger and the Co-Emperor. The spot goes to Jojan Mollotov, who became Jojan I of Yuzonia. She is a messenger of the empire, as well as a long supporter of the emperor. She would later on marry the Emperor in Year 733, and have three kids. The kids were raised to become brave and bold like their birthers, and would be supported by many locals. The kids would have many social friends in their life, as well as become the Emperor's Favorites. The oldest son was Bolo Mollotov, and the youngest was Johk Mollotov. Both were considered famous by many locals, and people usually became friends with them because of their position and their socializing skills. Meanwhile, the expansion continues, but with horse travel instead of foot travel. This makes expansion easier because of tired feet being the main cause of expansion stops. However, they will stop to let the horses rest and continue to expand the empire.
  • Qera: The proposal by the enemy is answered, telling the peace will be certain. The Qerans agree on no changes in borders, but demand that no Sapenakasan soldier will cross the border and the empire will pay reparations to Qera, while Qera lowers the tariffs on goods from Sapenakasa (MOD RESPONSE, PLEASE). The population rises again due to the good food supply and the good hygienic situation. The average women is estimated to have about six or seven children as many men died in the recent wars. Many cities expand, especially Dlaccaka, Imbalama and Ogaholle. The colony Cyrphetzija solidifies further, when the region continues to have a babyboom (solidify 20 px inland). Fertilizers are now upgraded as the farmers discover that leaving the feces of the plowing oxen and horses on the field. Sometimes the feces are collected and then put over the seedling to let it grow better. Traders from Malmaça come to Qera and vice versa. The spice trade expands south, cinnamon, anise, black pepper and nutmeg enter the markets of the newly discovered nation. Zatlahe III dies in 732, she is succeeded by her son Yzme I. He expands the military further and expands the navy to defend the Qerzatlahe. A major settlement is founded on the most northern island, called Rhamcerta. It's located on the most northern island wich is called Rhamcqer (the big northwestern island). Metal production and spice trade flourish.
  • Taivaie: Further diplomatic expansion is attempted, accompanied by threats of mass invasion and slaughter, in every direction. Manufacturing and woodworking become more common. The population continues to grow quickly because of the massive food supply, and trade grows with the city-state. Sailors from the city-state are hired to chart the coasts.
  • Yannian Culture: After the nation of the Yannis Empire fell into chaos, and the Thotite plague devastated the nation, the split between east and west became seemingly more permanent. No one ruler could claim supremacy over all of Yannis and the world, but only a component of the former empire. Next the Yannian colony of the west declared its independence, having broken off contact with most of the rest of the empire. Likewise in the south the island of Bangor unified into one independent nation. A Yannian convert of Bangorite descendant, named Acymezec, would lead this push, warring with the Yannians and natives of the island alike. In the Far East the nation of Tohatia invaded the occupied region taken from Exhula, and Tohatia reached its zenith. A king named Xeclet’socul would lead this war, bringing the nation to its greatest territorial extent thus far. The islands of Irrosia declared their independence under one of its Yannian governors, as did the island of Atnosia.
  • Telachitul Republic: Hoping to build on the success of recent times, the army is replenished to its full 9,000 Telachitul soldier strength, and the new discord with the tribes allows 6,000 tribal allies to join them. To solidify the numerical advantage, the Republic tries to incentivize nuetral tribes to not ally with Agunda, promising them favorable trade in the future, hoping to prevent the opposing army from increasing in size. In addition, En'hoek makes sure the superior Republic metal working industry is focused on the warm creating better weapons for both the Tealchitul soldiers and their tribal allies. Hoping to recover the advantage as much as possible, the experienced En'hoek leads the army himself, aiming straight for the Agundan heartland, using maps and intelligence gathered by Republican traders over the decades. Mostly focused on expansion and war, En'hoek seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to like a shit ton, LMAO). After the patronage of Armeera, Eltaphu is now a reasonably complete, and is reasonably serviceable. In addition, En'hoek continues to fund the development of Icrodel. He continues to promote the book Eveiel, and continues to build various temples, especially in Itochitul and other major cities. En'hoek hopes to use the development of Icrodel as a way to spread Telachitul culture, and bring especially the southern regions closer to the Republic's sphere of influence. With the army working to pacify the north, En'hoek works to expand north along the coastline to continue expansion but avoid the northerner's sphere of influence. In addition, the reign of En'hoek sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition, several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake sees moderate growth. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitates relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading.
  • Nura Gakan: Ni Gao is picked as the new leader of the Gakan. Ni Gao was picked due to his history of fighting and leading armies up and down the Two-River region. Ulrom becomes the organized polytheisic religious center of the Gakan. This leads to the formation of three idols for the three main gods (Vangar: The god of strength/Dun: God of peace/Ogkut: God of the intelligent). The Nura Gakan religion begins to adopt a holy order mostly expanded by Oral tradition, but this begins to phase out as attempts to study the religion is expanded to the Holy Men of the Gakan. Olama begins to form on the two-river region mostly used as a de facto trade center of the state, placed at the head of the river delta.Ft. Thots is expanded with construction of walls around the fort. Mines begin taking shape in the mountain regions. Naval raiding begins to become a more acceptable form of warfare within the Gakani people, this is mostly support and backed up by the Naval expansion across the Two Rivers. The mines begin to take a new form as the demand for iron is picked up (which is used by the army to flex/kill foes and the formation of new weapons.) Gakani farmers begin setting up farms and things of that sort by the Two-River Region. Trade becomes more and more important causing Ulum to form a navy to protect trade ships up and down the river. We begin to send more settlers toward newly expanded land upon the hope of expanding the Gurkani people and loyalty to the Gak. We begin a military push toward the many rivers below our nation in the hope of expanding the farmlands of the Nura Gakan.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: The nation of the Zelonuma Emiresq sees great expansion along the coast. The ancient divide between Zelonuma of the mountains and the Darnans of the coast is bridged. These communities are brought together, with the government sponsoring bridges across the north. The inner cities of the Zelonuma Emiresq, where the kingdom was shifted after the fall of Darna, are now available from the coastal cities, and connected to the janter mines and other resources. In that area great work continues to grow these places. The books published by the government, regarding anti-Ulmian sentiment and pro-Zelonuma Emiresq rituals, are dispersed around the nation and around the world. The navy sees expansion during this time to grow more powerful than the threat posed by the Thotites. The capital at Istaris expands greatly. In the south the Darnan city-state unites with the former Yannian colony, creating a new nation known as Agelmur, after the deity of the southern mountains. The Zelonuma Emiresq expands southward along the coast, expanding its reach over places for slaves and mining.
  • Sillan Republic: In 738, Cabeza Banzenion dies under mysterious circumstances. The subsequent withdrawal of government support for Western Ulmism (and its campaign against heterodoxy) leads to anxiety within the Western Ulmist clergy. The arrival of a deeply-conservative Azouri cleric by the name of Cassander emboldens Western Ulmist reactionaries, who proclaim the establishment of the "Kingdom of Nelrim on Earth"; ousting the local military garrison and expelling Eastern Ulmists (who are deemed as heretics, and thus betrayers of the Ulmist faith). This event, referred to as the "Storming of Banzenopolis" marks the start of the "West Revolt". The insurgents exploit the political turmoil following the death of the Cabeza (as she has not nominated an heir), and rapidly occupy the Olmec region as well as the southern Hanila province. The sheer rapidity of the conquests forced the Imperial Court to relocate numerous times – first to Magaqī, and then farther north to Qīzan. However, Silas and the surrounding country-side remains under tenuous Sillan control; with massive fortifications being constructed in hopes of the deterring the enemy from crushing the heart of the Republic. A minor official by the name of Migasera is sworn into office. While she is generally well-received, she is more modest military leader – relying on the insight of the legionary commanders (whose doctrines and tactics often differ; thus impairing the military's ability to address the insurgency). Emboldened by the rumored "ineptness" of the new Cabeza, the Western Ulmists besiege Silas. However in 739, toward the end of the Siege of Silas, the Cabeza receives an itinerant preacher who claims to have received numerous visions as well as being visited by angels since a young age, who identify her as be the Messiah prophesied in the Revelations, as well as instructing her to relieve Silla of the insurgents. Despite being initially ridiculed, her request for control over ten legions (~100,000) was agreed to, after accepting a taunt in which she was to prove her claims through shooting an arrow through an apple mid-air from a distance of 250 yards. Despite this, only one legionary commander (the later Saint Jieyazē, the Seventh Apostle) agreed to supply troops (under the condition of joint control). After just five days, she lifts the Siege of Silas and successfully suppresses the rebellion; a feat for which she is awarded with numerous properties and noble titles (though in later tradition, it is claimed that she rejected all of them to maintain her modesty). Cassander is deported, and Sillan elements of the revolt is sentenced to death via hanging (but they are pardoned by the intervention of Cixia. To celebrate the peace, she organizes a feast in Banzenopolis which was attended by the thousands, and delivers numerous sermons in the Grand Basilica (after which she also distributes the later Corporeal Books, which she has authored and claims to have been divinely-inspired). Due to this, the Western Ulmist clergy accuses her of promoting heretical beliefs – most prominently, the belief that she is the Messiah (or the "Anointed One") in addition to her heterodox interpretations of the Ulmist Scripture. She was seized by Western Ulmist clerics and was kept in starvation for 40 days (yet she was noted to be perfectly healthy). After evading the questions during interrogation and refusing to renounce her beliefs, she was tortured and under the dual charge of heresy and cross-dressing (as she continued to wear military attire while in prison, to deter any chances of rape), was sentenced to death via burning at the stake. The execution of Cixia (which was denounced as having no basis by secular authorities) was seen by many spectators, who were noted to have clashed with the clerics (who hired private guards as to prevent her followers from interfering). Her charred body was then publicly displayed, before being burnt three more times – thus reducing her to ashes. However, following three days and two nights, she was resurrected; appearing before her disciples and instructing them to meet in the Grand Basilica, where she delivers a final sermon and orders the Grand Commission (instructing her followers to spread the faith) before ascending to the spiritual realm; an event that was allegedly viewed by thousands in Banzenopolis and its vicinity. Following her death and her alleged resurrection, the Seven Apostles embark on their own individual ministries in which they distribute copies of the Ulmist Scripture in addition to the Corporeal Books. Despite the rapid growth of this sect, it endures harsh criticism by Ulmist clerics, who equate it as a personality cult (and thus an impermissible form of idolatry) and regard her as a false claimant to the title of the "Anointed One", as the events that have unfolded during the Revolt only loosely resembles that of the events prophesied in the Revelations.

Drachenia: Sudbestung becomes more of a popular area of trade due to its much more rich resources are imported there and distributed across the ever so expanding nation. Our Naval Fleets see expansion of galleys and transport ships while over land, training and recruitment remain as an honorable act. Alfons falls ill and soon it will be time for his only son to take charge. The House of Altenhofen prepares for the death of the konig. Exploration across the west continues in the south while exploration east is made in the north and expansion across the sudlands and the continent of Drachenia remains. New towns such as lud and Dinzee prosper as a result of many merchants establishing their properties there.

741-750

Having been already weakened by the successful Syresian-Mesallian invasion, the nation of Benekundon is invaded from the north by a Molagan dynasty known as the Orunamids. Under their leadership they unite the regions of Benekundon, Zedisladana, and Molaga.

The nation of Melia, while exploring to the south across the steppe, discovers the nations of the Friorian Culture.

The city of Tesardya launches a war against the nation of Mosnola, successfully annexing the city. As a result, Tesardya expands its border south to Molaga, while gaining control over the mountains north of the Yannis region.

The Sapenakasa Empire accepts the offer from the Qerans. They also begin settling the region south of the border, and raiding farther to the east and west.

The invasion of Agunda by the Telachitul Republic results in a Telachitul victory. The Telachitul Republic suffers 1,050 casualties, it allies suffer 1,300 casualties, and Agunda and its allies suffers 4,900 casualties. As a result the nation of Agunda sues of peace with the Telachitul Republic, offering to relinquish control over its vassals.

While exploring the continent to the south, the Glorious Empire of Vhaynos makes contact with the city-state of Misesham, who offers to trade with the Vytian explorers.

  • Mouri Empire: The nation greatly improves its foreign influence with the power vacuum caused by the fall of Yannis. A new eastern fleet is initially completed by Emperor Farrajulen, which moves east to reignite the eastward trade routes to the spice lands of Qera and Sillas. The admiral Apenderix sent an expedition through the eastern straits down on a diplomatic mission to the states of Sillas, Qera and Exhula, bringing many apostles and prominent theologians with them. On the return trip he stopped by the regions of Phorintheon and Obtus, helping to rebuild their own faiths and religions after the retreat of Yannis, and re-affirming their alliance with Azoz. With diplomacy in the nations of Qera and Sillas, we offer to sell our minerals of copper and alumite in exchange with buying their beans and spices. With the nation's internal economy and administration fully recovered from the earlier dark era, the new generation began seeing a fast expansion across the Gabatrian Sea in both trade and diplomacy. A large initiative from the Holy Patra sponsors many apostles and government msisions to spread Ulm to the tribes breaking off from Yannis in the north, particularly Xenulen and Niani. The far western trade that had been exploed by Horation was largely ignored, as investors began pushing back toward the west once again. Horse archers have been largely incorporated as standard in the military. Meanwhile, with our alliance to Syres, Farrajulen offers in a secret diplomacy to help Syres completely conquer the rest of the Mesallian peninsula, ultimately spliting the region in one-half: Azoz will annex the nation of Erasidon and various kingdoms connected to it, while Syres takes the coastlines and the nations that make up the northern one-half of the peninsula. Farrajulen decided he could press a claim to the throne of Edom by his wife, the eldest daughter of the realm. But instead, he decided it was more profitable to maintain a strong alliance with Edom, and supported the queen in her position. He sent a lot of support and investment for Edom to greatly expand and rebuild the Library of Iskandaria, far larger and more modern than it was before. He also sponsored the creation and expansion of their navy from Nerimos, complementing the navy in Neum to make effectively reconstruct the Xeran's former domination of the Gabatrian Sea.
    • Qeran Dip: The Qerans welcome the Moreâtl, as the Qerans call them, with open arms. The court is highly interested in permanent diplomatic relations and sends and envoy of diplomats to their capital.
  • Melia: The rumors have been confirmed true, we have found another realm like ours, with people similar to some of the foreigners among us. However, we are unsure of what to do with this. Emal, our god of fire says to move against them and raid their lands. Mavel, the goddess of the earth and ferility says that we should try to make friendly contact and trade our oils with them. The other gods pick a side, but Lem, the greatest god of all, has not yet decided on a course of action. Of course, since he is the supreme deity, his word is above all. Lem leans toward invading them as they hold steppe lands that should be rightfully his, but he is unsure if that is the best course of action. In the meantime, we have also discovered another exotic landscape, but it is essentially the opposite of the lush treeland to our north, rather it is barren and hot, with sand replacing grass as the earth. Lake Lem is also now under our complete control, so we must focus on expanding outward. Expansion efforts are made to the south toward the many smaller lakes and this new realm. We must continue to build our army, as much of the steppe remains to be consolidated under our divine rule. (Train another 500 citizens into the cavalry unit and 500 each of foreigners and serfs into the infantry.) We also need more money, as the small oil trade and the donations to the temple will sustain us for only so long. We still await the response of the new realm (RESPONSE FROM SOLACE NEEDED) so we may decide whether to trade, or raid.
    • Response to the Friorian Culture: It appears they are called the "Friorians". Many of the tribes we first came across are nomadic, just as we are. They seem like a hardy people and we would be glad to trade with them. The city dwellers on the other hand, have refused to trade with us! Despicable! Lem and Emal agree that they are disrespecting us and must be subdued. Perhaps we could convince the nomads to join us and go against the city-states. After all, some of their people live among us, and we treat them good. Our expansion efforts are still made to the south. And our army is moved there as well.
  • Friorian Culture: After contact with Melia is made, many of the tribal societies begin establishing themselves as nomadic states along the river to show strength yet no military conflict is initiated. Many of the nomadic states accept Melia's offer of trade, with only a few small city-states disagreeing for the time being. Heavy expansion is made during this area, specifically southward as the Friorian Culture begins further encasing the numerous tribes in the region. The first major nation emerges in the Culture group, known as the Hattuzitite Dynasty. 
  • Ardubja: The republic prepares to explore once again after 50 years of only internal trading to expand outside of the Adrobi Desert. They explore east along the river while start to introduce a currency, the Shaibel. We try to also urbanize along the river.
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 428-437 Since the Return of Hythus. Emperor Kylus falls ill with fever, dying in the 429th year since Hythus’ return. Emperor Lyarsan assumes his father’s seat the imperial palace in Mythas is expanded with a new reception hall, a feasting hall, and new administrative buildings. The Iron Bank of Mythas expands overseas, offering loans abroad, but demanding strict repayment. The rise of commerce sees the empire expand its naval power, now standing at a moderate fleet of some 70 ships, full 20 Triremes, 26 Trihemiolia, and 24 longships. The ships continue the new tradition of naval artillery rather than rams and most lack any ramming capability at all. The fleet of exploratory longships continue to explore, this time they head south, beyond Qaryaat and the Bereban Peninsula. [Exploration Response] The skirmishes against the Halati in the mountains expand into full-on war. The Noble House of Tykatus beseeches the emperor assist them after a series of devastating raids on their land. The emperor agrees, raising a force of 12,000 infantry and archers from across the empire. These men are drawn largely from mountainous regions throughout the nation. [Warfare Response] Agricultural production increases due to the expansion of farmlands, the use of human, bovine, and equestrian excrement to enrich the already fertile volcanic soil. More canals and tythoruses are constructed for irrigation. Crop-rotation strategies become firmly entrenched and are effectively universal. The population grows immensely due to increased wealth and nutrition.
  • Yannian Culture: The Yannians are further enraged by the Thotites, as in time of weakness they appear like vultures, to prey on the innocent. Just when people need help, the Thotites attempt to abuse people, by sending their agents to places that they do not belong. It is asked, can no one ever be safe? Can no one ever not be constantly harassed by them? As such the nation of Ocenis, in command of what was once the Yannian eastern fleet, gains control over the straits and destroys every Thotite ship that is discovered. If they want access they will need to pay a hefty tax each year like the infidels they are, and stop harassing every nation they come across. The kingdom founded by Acymezec expels the Thotite salesmen, as his kingdom has no place for charlatans. He purges them from Obtus completely, declaring that the city will be closed off, since tricksters favor it for some reason. The people of Yagothna-vis decide that they must take action, so it is said that if the Thotites do not stop trying to take over and destroy every single culture they can utterly imagine, they will be stopped. The city has always been tolerant of every race of people, and has helped the free nations of the world, and they are tired of Thot bullying every single person in the entire world. It is time to stop, quoth the world. The free peoples declare it in sacred vow, that the Thotites need to stop. They barely possess a coast anymore, so it will not be hard to close said coast. The ships of a million nations can easily cast aside the makeshift play things of the Thotites, sail to Azoz, and expunge the sludge of Thot. But in all this distraction the Yannians missed the Orunamids as they invaded the south. Intending to conquer all of the regions of their culture and historical homeland, the Orunamids then turned on the westernmost province of the Yannians, and so a war broke out between the two. Both the western empire and the Kingdom of Tesardya find a common enemy, and engage with the Orunamids near the mountains. The Yannians similarly seek to make alliances with the Mesallian cities and with Erasidon. They are promised many new colonies and territories on the western coast, and together the region will be converted to a proper faith.

Tsardom of Algeorgia: Tsar Konstantin II makes a huge announcement when he establishes the police force of Algeorgia. The police will make sure that the laws of Algeorgia are followed, and if not, then the High Court of Algeorgia. The highest sentence is life in prison or in rare circumstances after the tsar has held the final verdict: the death penalty. The high court of Algeorgia will be located in the Dodoceum (OTL Colosseum). The public is allowed to attend the trial unless the tsar wishes for them not to attend.

  • Telachitul Republic: After the victory, En'hoek again rebuilds his army to 9,000 Telachitul soldiers and 6,000 allied tribes troops, but instead of attacking he decides to negotiate. He offers to end the war, provided Agunda cedes their vassals the the Republic, pays the republic annual reparations for the next 30 years, and agrees not to expand indefinitely, with the opportunity to renegotiate the last point after 80 years. Mostly focused on expansion and war, En'hoek seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to like a shit ton, LMAO). After the patronage of Armeera, Eltaphu is now a reasonably complete, and is reasonably serviceable. In addition, En'hoek continues to fund the development of Icrodel. He continues to promote the book Eveiel, and continues to build various temples, especially in Itochitul and other major cities. En'hoek hopes to use the development of Icrodel as a way to spread Telachitul culture, and bring especially the southern regions closer to the Republic's sphere of influence. With the army working to pacify the north, En'hoek works to expand north along the coastline to continue expansion but avoid the northerner's sphere of influence. In addition, the reign of En'hoek sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition, several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake sees moderate growth. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitates relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading.
  • Mesallian Culture: The story of the renewed Kingdom of Louneosas is mixed depending on the source. In the Gudumanes the Mesallians were weary of the kingdom, which had for centuries warred against them and conquered their lands. This alone was enough to compel the Kingdom of Erasidon to accept an alliance with the nation of Edom. Likewise the majority of Azozian sources despised the kingdom, seemingly created for the purpose of driving a wedge further into the Mouri Empire. One exception to this would be a Mesallian-Azozian writer named Vano, who sought to build a school in the city to replace the one that had fallen in Iskandria. His library be modest in his lifetime, but eventually become an important place for discussion and research. Vano’s specialty, however, would be the sea, as he had been a sailor in his early life. His school slowly expanded along the northern harbor, where he taught shipbuilding, maritime trade, and naval warfare. After his death, the school of Vano would continue to grow, until it became one of the primary shipbuilders in the entire ancient world. Its arsenal would build a fleet for the city of Usinilago, and later the empires that came after. Vano’s personal dream was to sponsor great expeditions of exploration and trade, and in his final days he ordered expeditions far to the north, through the Straits of Syres, north around the Aurealian peninsula, and south along the eastern coast. Although he would not live to see the outcome of such endeavors, later generations would reap the benefits of his quest for new lands. Using this knowledge of the seas, Louneosasians would also establish a number of colonies in the far north. One of the largest settlements, and also one of the farthest away, would be the city of Ysthiphon. This settlement would be founded by a former pirate of the Gabatrian, named Joroha’asdur, who managed to use his skill at illicit activity to attract a plethora of Darnan pirates and slavers to his outpost. In this new land he discovered a great number of Darnans already active, but the largest group present would be the natives who were constantly plagued by the slavers. Joroha’asdur would successfully negotiate the end to slaving along that coast, and would fight with those who refused his offer. The natives would be transformed by veterans of the southern wars, adopting customs and tactics of a soldier of Mouri or Mesallas. Eventually the settlement prospered, with Darnan slavers choosing to use the port as a base rather than as an enemy, with many immigrating there as well during times of turmoil in the Zelonuma Emiresq. The city would not forget its maritime origins, even as it developed into a territorial kingdom in future generations, and the city would operate a vast fleet of its own. In Louneosas itself, the policies of Jaqnisin proved largely indecisive, but own its own the nation and its advisors generally guided the nation toward steady growth and prosperity. The king would continue his policy of allying with Edom, fearing retribution once any number of states returned to stability, and he choose to be wed to an Edomite royal soon after his ascension. Despite the hard line rejection of Usinilago by mainstream Water Merchants, one perspective water tyrant, Hishle’meles, who came from humble origins in the Land of Or, arrived in the city. According to legend he successfully tricked and talked his way to audiences with the elite of the city. Claiming to be a king of enormous wealth and prestige, Hishle’meles was allowed enormous reach by the king, and he would slowly build his trade empire in the city. In the south the power of the Water Merchants had been divided, as the creation of Louneosas effectively split Umhlaba in one-half. The official one-half of Umhlaba remained in Azoz, and on account of Usinilago seceding, they effectively became a new territory as the Province of Umhlaba, with its largest city being Agamenus. Having lost most of its ports to Louneosas, the province became increasingly interested in the settling of a new city on the coast near the western edge of the sea. The largest settlement would form on a small inlet near the border, known as Thalutia, becoming an important port for the province. Meanwhile, in the north the Mesallian colonies allied with the Yannians, fighting the invading Orunamids for control over the coast. Mesallians would ultimately gain over the northeastern river in Zoramvera, where eventually the important city of Diathemis would be founded. The original site of the city would be sacked by the northerners, and only became a major city far after the war. Ultimately only the Kingdom of Zoramvera would prosper during the war, after nearly being brought to the brink of collapse during the first few years of the war. The first peace would be agreed upon in the fourth year of the 136th Jafiad (Year 747), which ceded Yannian territory to the invaders, but ensured that the Mesallian colonies and the region near Zoramvera was recognized as independent. The nation of Syres would take interest in the war but not directly join. They would reject the offer from the Mouri Empire, as it seemed vastly impractical and wicked. Instead the nation took interest in Bascula, with Syresians increasingly finding settlement and work among the confederacy. A rebellion would be launched by one of the king’s sons, Xevectulus, who sought to repulse the encroaching Syresians, but the city’s retaliation would lead to his capture.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: The nation of the Zelonuma Emiresq sees great expansion along the coast. The ancient divide between Zelonuma of the mountains and the Darnans of the coast is bridged. These communities are brought together, with the government sponsoring bridges across the north. The inner cities of the Zelonuma Emiresq, where the kingdom was shifted after the fall of Darna, are now available from the coastal cities, and connected to the janter mines and other resources. In that area great work continues to grow these places. The books published by the government, regarding anti-Ulmian sentiment and pro-Zelonuma Emiresq rituals, are dispersed around the nation and around the world. The navy sees expansion during this time to grow more powerful than the threat posed by the Thotites. The capital at Istaris expands greatly. In the south the Darnan city-state unites with the former Yannian colony, creating a new nation known as Agelmur, after the deity of the southern mountains. The Zelonuma Emiresq expands southward along the coast, expanding its reach over places for slaves and mining.
  • Empire of Grosserdrachenia: The nation now under the rule of Halifacs is renamed to Grosserdrachenia after large conquests being made. As birth rates still remain on the rise, so does the development and urbanization of the nation with more roads, streets, and businesses. As new lands are discovered, so do our trading partners. As a result, we are able to gain more goods and so our nation prospers. Expansion across Drachenia continues while more settlements are made. Expansion in the Sudlan remains while new institutions such as the Sudbestang Library. Exploration acorss the South continues west and in the north, eastward exploration is made.
  • Thïgæ: Gecnevedessar's attacks on Ehcrumeï settlements in the south leads Thïgæ to start allying with Gecnevedessar. The southernmost islands are used to trade with them, usually for state of the art weapons. We offer vassalization of Gecnevedessar's tribal lands to protect them from the Ehcrumeï, with tales of salughter of their own people and the Benï in the past told to the south. This would not be directly claiming land on the continent, therefore avoiding war with the Ehcrumeï. Thïgæ also refuses to recognize the claim on the northern tip of the continent, and trading deals with natives in the area are made independent of the Ehcrumeï. Groups hostile to the Ehcrumeï are traded with, giving them state of the art weapons. Some even come to study the art of war in the capital, although this is a rare case. Yuzon (Yuzonia), Sonaredar, and the Gecnevedï (tribes under Gecnevedessar) are asked to join an alliance with Thïgæ to protect members' goals and make sure the Ehrumeï (Vhaynos) cannot attack the pact. Secret: Daukanï rebels are funded, and are offered membership in the pact if they rebel if a war occurs between the Ehcrumeï and the Thï. They will gain Ehcrumeï lands and islands near them. Also, the expansionist Yuzon (Yuzonia) is offered lands from Xinaben north of their northermost river if war does come and Yuzon joins the pact. Xinabenï rebels are also contacted, and reperations for the land to be lost to Yuzon will be replaced by lands north of the northernmost Ehcrumeï river. Ghatnura rebels are contacted as well, promising their land back. Separately, Dvama is also offered Ehcrumeï lands in the south if they join us, although they are not told about the coalition as they may try to expose the coalition's plans. End Secret. Deforestation continues in the east, clearing land. The irrigation cannals continue to be built in the east, further increasing agricultural production. A northern branch of the canal is built to help northern farmers. Kelp, cotton, and banana farming become large industries on the southern islands. Expansion continues east and north, and exploration continues east, west, and south. More to come if time.
  • Sillan Republic: The Cabeza issues the "Edict of Toleration", which affirms the separation of state and church doctrine. Furthermore, she exiles the leaders of the Western Revolt and begins a systematic purge of radical Western Ulmist elements; thus ensuring the Church is left under the control of moderate officials. Meanwhile, within the Eastern Ulmists, numerous heterodox sects emerge as a consequence of a lack of a centralized religious authority. In order to prevent religious strife, the inhabitants of Banzenopolis is segregated into three quarters (corresponding to Western and Eastern Ulmists, as well as non-Ulmists). The Grand Basilica is declared open to all Ulmist worshippers and is placed under joint-control between the government and the Western Ulmist clergy. Meanwhile, Apostles Xiumanzī and Lisazī co-author the Gospel of Cixi, detailing the life of Cixi – revered as the Messiah (the "Anointed One"), as well as the "Daughter of God" in the Cixite sect of Eastern Ulmism. The Gospel of Cixi quickly becomes an integral part of the Cixite canon along with the Corporeal Books, which collectively form an informal "Third Testament" (while the Western Ulmist scripture is known as the "First Testament", while the Eastern Ulmist additions are known as the "Second Testament"). The Apostle Lisazī also authors her eponymic Analects, whose contents consist of a series of dialogues between her and Cixi. In addition, she also allegedly authors the Analects of Jiexī, and the Analects of Jiaspuer (the parents of Cixi); which similarly, recounts a series of dialogues between them and their daughter prior to her ministry. Due to the attractive doctrine of Cixite Ulmism attracting thousands of converts, as well as its discouragement of abortion, infanticide, and divorce resulting in a higher level of natural growth, the sect undergoes rapid growth and expansion – with its adherents dispersing all across Silla. Despite this, it remains largely an underground sect concentrated within the more cosmopolitan and tolerant urban areas, with the total sum of its followers constituting only roughly just under ~0.2% of the total population. However, the absorption of gentile converts (in addition to those of Ulmist faith) proves divisive within the Cixites. While Apostles Caqiena and Lisazī initially advocate for the observance of Ulmist law (alongside Cixian teachings), these requirements were dropped when Apostle Andriazo – in a letter addressed to both – cites passages within the Corporeal Books stating otherwise. This revelation leads the Seven Apostles to rule that only three requirements are required for admission into the Cixite faith: baptism (which is to be conferred by a Priestess), an oath of fidelity, and the profession of faith. While this ruling facilitates the sect's growth, it also creates animosity with more orthodox Ulmist sects – with Ulmist clerics asserting that Cixite Ulmism is simply a personality cult centering a false messiah claimant; thus constituting an impermissible form of idolatry and being incompatible with Nelrimic principles. Meanwhile, crop-rotation is promoted by the government to further augment the nation's agricultural output (thus facilitating recovery from the Western Revolt; especially within the southern provinces). The year is split into three growing seasons – first, legumes (which fix nitrogen to the soil, thus improving soil fertility); second, rice (the staple of Silla, and the most versatile grain); and third, root crops and greens (the former can thrive with less labor and input, while the latter reduces soil salinity).

751-760

The attack launched by the Noble House of Tykatus against the Halati results in an unexpected victory for the Halati. The Halati use the terrain to their advantage, capturing most of the attackers rather than killing them. The leader of the Halati quotes an ancient tradition from east of the mountains, that he is entitled to the defeated leader’s wife for himself, and he offers to release his captives in exchange.

The nation of Agunda decides to accept the offer proposed to it by the Telachitul Republic. They recognize the southern tribes as vassals of the Telachitul Republic and agree to pay tribute.

The “Neo-Eldebethias Empire” is founded after Oshkdeh successfully captures the north of Eldebethias from the Paotualma Empire. After narrowly repulsing one invasion from the south, he reaches out to Drake and Hythia for aid.

The nations of Ouayi and Aurelia begin competing to dominate the island of Erekesi, located northeast of Ouayi and south of Aurelia. A proxy war breaks out between tribal allies of both nations.

The nation of Bascula becomes split between support toward Syres and toward Yannis. Under Yesleme’cul, a faction of the Basculans supports full conversion to the Yannian faith and requests aid from the Yannian nations to the east. Under the leadership of Levian, another faction requests aid from the Mouri Empire.

  • Mouri Empire: Farrajulen dies, and his son by Shanzian named Vanden II is crowned the next Emperor in Azoz. Like all of his children, Vanden was raised in the Ulm faith by his tutors in the Great Library of Azoz, and ensured the royal court had smoothly transitioned back to the moderate orthodox traditions of before Julen. Even so, the identification of the faith had changed significantly as a result. Vanden had adopted the Shanzian branch of Ulm for himself, and it is no coinidence during this time many doctrines espoused by the Holy Patra were very Shanzian in leaning. Emperor Vanden took the navy of Neum and Aus-Thalutia (literally "Thalutia-on-the-water") and sent them north with a substantial army to support Levian of Bascula. Being so close to this side of the Gabatrian Sea, Vanden hoped this to be a plausible test for the military and naval reforms completed by Farrajulen, to see if just this section of the sea can be claimed for the new empire. Levian was recognized as the true ruler of all of Bascula, evident from letters sent to him at the time called "Levian, son of Yas'col, King of all the Basculans". Vanden asked for help on this campaign explicitly from Syres and Edom, Mouri's strongest allies at the time. This, too, was considered a test by Vanden in his campaigns, feeling out whether his allies of Edom or Syres would be actually useful or successful in pushing Yannis back more successfully than the Xeran empire, or if this was a complete waste of diplomacy.
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 438-447 Since the Return of Hythus. Emperor Lyarsan faces a serious challenge in the capture of the Imperial Unar in the mountains. Much of the force was drawn from other noble houses who demanded their soldiers back. Lord Dylus of Noble House of Tykatus, a rather stubborn man, refuses to sell his wife to the enemy, but after demands from both the Emperor and a half-dozen other lords Dylanus agrees to negotiate. Lord Dylus sends an envoy into the mountains offering to negotiate for the release of the army, strategically including mention of accepting the demand. The envoy asks that the Halati King meet with Lord Dylus in the foothills of Kus Symas in Imperial territory where a final deal will be struck. Dylus offers tribute to the king, hoping to satiate him with gold rather than be humilated. Furthermore, Dylus offers his daughter Olyga as husband and hostage to the Halati King's son. [Mod Response] Across the rest of the empire the economy swells owing to increased access to the trade routes of the world. Old-Hythia grows massively in wealth as exports and imports flow totally unhindered up and down the Tythies. Old-Mythadia also benefits thanks to the export of goods from upriver, as well as the expansion of ports. Mythas, the capital grows rapidly and a large temple structure is built to honor the gods. The Navy is further expanded to a fleet of some 80 ships, 22 Triremes, 32 Trihemiolia, and 26 longships. The ships continue the new tradition of naval artillery rather than rams and most lack any ramming capability at all. The fleet of exploratory longships continues to explore, this time they head south, beyond Qaryaat and the Bereban Peninsula. [Exploration Response] Agricultural production increases due to the expansion of farmlands, the use of human, bovine, and equestrian excrement to enrich the already fertile volcanic soil. More canals and tythoruses are constructed for irrigation. Crop-rotation strategies become firmly entrenched and are effectively universal. The population grows immensely due to increased wealth and nutrition. The Oshkdeh are offered 2,000 lances, 2,000 sets of lamellar armor, and 5,000 spears in exchange for 30 female elephants. [Mod Response]
  • Taivaie: Expansion via usual methods of threats continues in every direction, and population continues to expand exponentially. Irrigation and clearances enhance the already fertile soil, with 6.5 rice crops a year, feeding and nurturing the rapidly growing population. Gilavas I orders hired sailors from the city-state to explore the coasts, reaching out for more lands to eventually subjugate. A series of fortified settlements is built on the outskirts of the 'safe' lands, to ward against incursions, and to expand the 'safe' area. Taivas literature becomes more widespread, as the literate population increases. A famous poet named Safous is discovered to have affection for her female friend, which causes an outrage in Taival. An angry mob has her executed by pouring molten wax down her throat.

Tsardom of Algeorgia: After one of the tsar's bodyguards passed away, his body was donated (with the family's permission) to the tsar's personal physician who performs the first ever dissection on it. The dissection uncovers a link linking the brain to the eye which he names the optical nerve. (It hapened in 500 BC OTL). The full report of his discoveries are to be released in a couple of years.

  • Mesallian Culture: The upheaval in the Bascula region greatly worried the nation of Syres, and the city answered the call from its ally to send an army into the region. The city would launch its full support behind the claimant Levian, in exchange for his cooperation with the nation of Syres. Expecting retaliation from the Yannian nations, this placed them at odds with Syres, and positions across the straits in the east were also strengthened. A major battle would be fought in the north at the northeast tip of Bascula, where the Syresian garrison managed to narrowly repulse an attack against ones of the city’s main strongholds around the straits. In the Kingdom of louneosas the first king Jaqnisin died and was succeeded by his nephew, Alsnibis. Under his leadership the Harbor of Vano would be expanded for the purposes of producing warships, greatly expanding the fleet of the new kingdom. Hishle’meles, now elevated to one of the city’s richest merchants and head advisors, used his position to greatly expand trade networks across the sea. His efforts were disliked by many Mesallian cities, who dominated trade north toward Syres, and also by the Cult of Lementer, who began efforts to infiltrate the city. Hishle’meles would prove to be a master at court, creating his own network of informants and spies, blackmailing and tricking others to preserve his influence, and secretly combatting the Lementarians at every turn. As part of his quest to remain relevant in the court, Hishle’meles had begun a secret affair with the king’s mother, Shenemana of Edom. In third year of the 137th Jafiad (Year 750), another noble arrived in the city named Orlecephon, who claimed to be one of Jaqnisin’s cousins. His story was collaborated by some members of the royal family, some of which became of their increasing distrust of Hishle’meles, and also due to his insignias and clothing, depicting royal symbols. According to the accounts of Hishle’meles’ life and the Water Merchants, Orlecephon was a Lementarian imposter. The Lementarians had masterfully fabricated his persona using artifacts from Jaqnisin’s stay in Edom, and for people who could not be persuaded otherwise, Orlecephon arrived with a great amount of wealth to bribe his way into court. The two nobles immediately became enemies, vying for control over the young king’s will. Later that year Hishle’meles would successfully convince the king to begin the Talasian War, which was a short conflict in the Talasian Sea to ensure the kingdom’s access through the straits of the north. The kingdom’s ships would be tested in their conquest of the small island of Alipos, which would be successful, but this attracted attention from major cities such as Sericolis and Setia. Just as the war seemed over, and a major success for Hishle’meles, his affair with the queen dowager was revealed by Orlecephon to the holy patra of the city, who managed to incite a popular movement to have the advisor exiled. Fearing a major rebellion, the king accepted the advice of Orlecephon and had removed from the head of the war effort. Hishle’meles would flee to Losdenport, seemingly removed from politics, but later that year he managed to strike an unlikely alliance with a Syresian merchant lord named Naphodes. Claiming to be a royal envoy of the High Tyrant of Umhlaba, Hishle’meles convinced the Syresians that he had the authority to grant them a monopoly over access to Usinilago, as the premiere operator of the Water Merchants, and also spent every last bit of the money he managed to smuggle with him as part of his ruse. The gamble paid off, as Hishle’meles returned south in the year of the 138th Jafiad (Year 752) at the head of a Syresian trade fleet. In the meantime Orlecephon had managed to defeat Sericolis in a trade war, fighting constantly at sea while also sending Lementarian agents to sabotage the city on land. When they arrived in the vicinity of Alipos, Hishle’meles received word that Orlecephon was in Setia, negotiating with the local authorities there. He decided to sail to the city with his trade fleet and small band of Syresians and mercenaries. Arriving that night, Hishle’meles made as much noise and alarm as possible, convincing those in the city that a giant army from Sericolis had arrived. The attackers demanded that Orlecephon be handed over, and the city agreed to take him and his men prisoner. Hishle’meles soon discovered that the man they had been given was an imposter, the real Orlecephon having escaped through a sewage pipe and swimming down a canal out of the citadel. Hishle’meles decided to sail to Usinilago and use the other captured dignitaries to prove that Orlecephon must have been killed. He was reluctantly accepted back into the city, and a funeral was held for Orlecephon, but soon numerous problems caught up to Hishle’meles. Setia had bought the ruse, and rallied the entirety of the Province of Neum to invade Sericolis, which Orlecephon had actually made neutral beforehand. Additionally the Syresians now assumed control over the city’s shipping, but Hishle’meles’ promise of this had actually been a false promise. First Hishle’meles had the Syresian ships loaded with goods plundered from the imperial palace, his own pocket, or the nation’s treasury, so that they would be quickly pushed out of actively began stalling. During one of the city’s festivals, where it is customary to wear masks and costumes, a costumed entertainer would be paid to assassinate the Syresian while he was touring the city. A brief war ensued between Sericolis and Setia, with the Syresian trade fleet finding itself caught in the middle. Hishle’meles would propose an alliance with Sericolis, making it seem like Setia was the true aggressor, and soon the war came to a standstill. News arrived of the war in Bascula by this time, and the kingdom sent an army to aid the Mouri Empire, as part of an attempt by Hishle’meles to ensure that the war with Neum would pass without further incident. This would prove to be Hishle’meles’ undoing, as the army did poorly in the war, and Hishle’meles was now equipped with less men at his disposal. Having evaded capture, Orlecephon would march toward the city by land, attracting followers and soldiers unaware of his mock funeral. At the city’s gates Orlecephon demanded entry and justice against Hishle’meles for attacking a royal mission, prompting Hishle’meles to flee into exile once more while he still could. Orlecephon regained control over the king once more, but found the king far more paranoid after the entire situation. After the king threatened to exile Orlecephon as well, he was discovered dead in early in the second year of the 138th Jafiad (Year 753), with Orlecephon appointed regent over his infant son, Jaqnisin. But news of this would reach the late king’s brother, Besonin, who was acting as an ambassador to Erasidon at the time. He would form an alliance with the Erasidonian king, who disliked the rule of the past kings of louneosas, and marched into the city to arrest Orlecephon. This would finally be the end of Orlecephon’s luck, and Besonin was accepted as the new regent with open arms. A year later he would controversially replace his young nephew as king himself, causing instability in the fragile kingdom. As for Hishle’meles, he would travel as far north as the furthest colonies, becoming a favorite of the aged pirate lord turned king, Joroha’asdur. He would also serve in Bascula himself as a mercenary, where he allegedly managed to convince a massive group to join him in the north. This giant influx of settlers would establish Joroha’asdur’s kingdom further, and prevent total collapse during a Darnan attack that same year.
  • Melia: Our steady growth has proven fruitful for us. Trade with the Friorian nomads has given a needed boost to our income. However, the cities remain cold to us, a complete show of disrespect according to the fire god Emal. He argues that we must assert our dominance and make them pay tribute to us. However, much of the steppe remains to be unclaimed and the earth goddess Mavel says that claiming the steppe should be our top priority. Lem sided with Mavel and so we continue to expand in the lake area. Mavel had also suggested to conduct a survey of how many people we actually rule. It would be recorded using colored rocks. Red for Priests and Clan Leaders along with their families, Blue for citizens, Yellow for serfs, white for slaves, and black for foreigners. The rocks would then be counted. Voya Kalaha age is apparent, and the priests predict he will join the gods within the next five years. As such, they prepare for the ceremony, where once he dies, he will be put in the lake, so he may join the gods in their glory.
  • Yannian Culture: The Yannians of Agelmur support the uprising in Bascula, and send an army into the south to liberate the lands. Additionally, emboldened by the war against the dynasty of the north, the western Yannian empire sends an army as well, and a great crusade begins. First Agelmur will secure the lands of the far north, where Yannian settlement is most common, and then invade the lands of Levian and the other Thotite false prophets. There is great call for the destruction of the Thotites, for corrupting the lands of Bascula with their presence. A righteous war of liberation and justice begins, to completely purge them. Many nations create a fleet to bring the people on crusade, and sails for the land intent on bringing about the fail collapse of the Thotites. The nation of Tesardya grows considerably, and the nation sees extensive trade in the north. The city dominates trade with the Darnan colonies and states, trades extensively with the Zelonuma Emiresq, and with the new states from Usinilago established in the north.
  • Thïgæ: The ever growing country of Thïgæ makes administration much harder on the emperor, and so once the authoritarian, all-powerful Thehre X passes away, his son, Rovthk I, makes smaller administrative states. The administrative divisions- called a Thakosh-, have governors- called a Thakoït- appointed by the Yithït (Emperor), although there are limitations to who can become a governor; they must own land, have studied at a royal school, and gone through a civil service exam testing administrative, trading, and academic knowledge. This makes sure that all Thakoïts are good enough to govern their Thakosh. Any smaller administrative divisions are up to the Thakoïts' themselves. The canal in the east continues to be built, and small expansions are made in the north to help further irrigate lands. Roads get better and better by the decade. Rathorque turns into Authorzm, a slightly modified form of Rathorque renaming most gods and introducing more moral codes (turning into something like OTL Confucianism). By the end of the decade, most who followed Rathorque switch to Authorzm, requiring no switch of god, just renaming and a few different moral codes. The Yuzonï (Yuzonia), Darï (Sonaredar), and tribal lands united under Gecnevedessar are once again offered an alliance to protect against the Ehcrumeï (Vhaynos). By extension, Gecnevedessar's lands are offered vassalization to protect themselves from the Ehcrumeï, and this would not violate Ehcrumeï protection of the land, as Thïgæ would not not officially be claiming land for itself (Mod and Londrion 2.0 Response Needed). Secretly, Dvama is promised southern Ehcrumeï lands if they ally with Thïgæ. Also, Xinaben and Daukani rebel groups are contacted, with support of their groups promised if war does come with the Ehcrumeï. Most of the northern Athorasi (Aforazi) valley is claimed, and rural areas continue to expand. Exploration continues east, west, and south. Rovthk I starts to protect the southern land, saying no other foreign power than Thïgæ (who is the one guaranteeing the land) shall interfere in the south, and the Ehcrumeï settlement on the southern continent is not recognized at all. A bureaucracy is created, making the Departments of War, Agriculture, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources, among others.
  • Telachitul Republic: After the victory, En'hoek again rebuilds his army to 9,000 Telachitul soldiers and 6,000 allied tribes troops, but instead of attacking he decides to negotiate. He offers to end the war, provided Agunda cedes their vassals the the Republic, pays the republic annual reparations for the next 30 years, and agrees not to expand indefinitely, with the opportunity to renegotiate the last point after 80 years. Mostly focused on expansion and war, En'hoek seems interested in continuing most of the domestic polices of his predecessor. As such, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury by 500 kg of gold over the decade. In addition, the glut of trade provides Armerra with another source of revenue to tax, taking in 300 kg of gold over the decade (to like a shit ton, LMAO). After the patronage of Armeera, Eltaphu is now a reasonably complete, and is reasonably serviceable. In addition, En'hoek continues to fund the development of Icrodel. He continues to promote the book Eveiel, and continues to build various temples, especially in Itochitul and other major cities. En'hoek hopes to use the development of Icrodel as a way to spread Telachitul culture, and bring especially the southern regions closer to the Republic's sphere of influence. With the army working to pacify the north, En'hoek works to expand north along the coastline to continue expansion but avoid the northerner's sphere of influence. In addition, the reign of En'hoek sees the continued growth on the Telachitul navy, keeping even the most unwilling natives in line. With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition, several coastal settlements in the north and a settlement at the northern tip of the southern lake sees moderate growth. Iron working, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitates relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: It has now been many generations since the first king created his underground kingdom. By now thousands of children of the king work, live, and die in his underground world. They build tunnels, worship the king and the heavenly ceiling, and produce more and more children. Sunlight has never graced the tunnels in a hundred years. Above ground, the nation of the Zelonuma Emiresq sees great expansion along the coast. The ancient divide between Zelonuma of the mountains and the Darnans of the coast is bridged. These communities are brought together, with the government sponsoring bridges across the north. The inner cities of the Zelonuma Emiresq, where the kingdom was shifted after the fall of Darna, are now available from the coastal cities, and connected to the janter mines and other resources. In that area great work continues to grow these places. The books published by the government, regarding anti-Ulmian sentiment and pro-Zelonuma Emiresq rituals, are dispersed around the nation and around the world. The navy sees expansion during this time to grow more powerful than the threat posed by the Thotites. Many Darnans join the crusade against the Thotites, sending soldiers to the Bascula tribes.
  • Yusur Civilization: For approximately four decades the Baesel region was under the sway of the kings of the east, either in part or in whole, with various tribes and cities paying tribute to the Akinites or to Usqema itself. Although in their own words the people of Baesel largely despised this period in their history under foreign rule, the region became vastly more interconnected with the outside world, taking artwork, literature, architecture, and other facets of culture from across the greater region. According to the Baesrelite narrative, the time of the Akinites and the later judges was a time of great moral corruption, a turning away from the worship of Eshel, and the adoption of foreign customs that had been outlawed by their earlier prophets. The Akinite city of Esin dominated and conquered the south, where a king known as Risusham-elnucush forced the people of Baesel toward the worship of false idols, slaughtered their judges, and created numerous slaves. North of him, two tribes came to be ruled by Jothebesh, after he killed the families of two judges before him. Due to his treachery, the Akinites further seized the influential port city of Gazuphan. Despite this, one of the weaker tribes of the region, Alosh, came to be ruled by a judge named Abuniden, who despite his poor situation, continued to praise Eshel and promote religion in his tribe. As a result, according to the Baesrelite scriptures, when the armies of Risusham-elnucush and Jothebesh surrounded him and attacked, he miraculously defeated the invaders, and pushed on to the sea, where Jothebesh was drowned. As a result Gazuphan became an Akinite enclave, but it was spared as the governor decided against oppression toward the people of the city. In the north infighting between the tribes and against invaders was more frequent. In the city of Niset there came a judge by the name of Oshnehud, who was a descendant of Cyrecesh and Usnam, having gained control over the city through an alliance with the Akinites of the south. During his lifetime he would see the city initiate trade with the islands to the northwest, the primary island to the north, and across the Yusur region and beyond to the east. He would also commission the first colony across the narrow straits to the northern island, founding the city of Mosbinul. Also according to the narrative of the Baesrelites, one colony of Niset would join the locals in their foreign customs, settling in the lands of Barakunishluba. It is said that Eshel destroyed this city, completely razing it to the ground. Historically, it is likely that the two civilizations became at odds quickly, with the Baesrelites possessing a technological advantage. Although few details exist about a hypothetical war between the two at this time in history, a later treaty is attested during the lifetime of Oshnehud’s son, Ongala, which delineates the exact borders of the southern end of the island. The Baesrelites asserted control over the southeast end of the island, up to the border with the city-state of Alucugathul in the west, and the territory of Suun, promised to the island of Tamunduzan.
  • Shemia: The Great Queen Prophetess Shema led the Emalian Exodus into the oasis where the rivers converged into a fertile land. It is here that the women find sanctuary from the world that wishes to destroy them, where this is life and peace. The ground and soil sre fertile just as the Shemians are fertile, eager to bring new life into the world after the destruction of old, and bring new life they do, bathing in the Shema Rivers where they become renowned for their beauty and tribal men flock and become assimilated, and soon emerges as the dominant state in the oasis valley, becoming a major trading hub, connecting worlds together, becoming a known haven for all women to live in peace against the cruelty of life. Here all women are truly equal, forming a council where all are able to meet and discuss, sharing their ideas, with the land being shared by all, everyone contributing. To defend Shemia from all those who wish to destroy it, The Holy Shemian Force is formed, and expeditions are made to expand Shemian lands across the rivers.
  • Sillan Republic: As the Cabeza reaches old age, the Cabeza continues to emphasize the implementation of laws ensuring religious harmony. She permits Ulmists to abstain for participating in civic pagan rites, but in exchange for a tax (~2%) placed upon the individual's income. She also abolishes the policy of registering religions and remove any questions in the decadal census on the subject of religious afflation. Despite this, inter-religious strife (most prominently between pagans and followers of the Ulmism) persists, due to the association of Ulmism (especially the Western sect) with Azozian culture. Ironically, this prejudice against Ulmists results in a feeling of solidarity between the numerous sects of Ulm, and between its two major branches. Meanwhile, within the Cixite sect a basic episcopal structure is established, with the seven major sees being initially equal in-status – thus marking the end of the "Grand Minsitry". Apostles Xísuman and Caisérin assume jurisdiction over the cities of Magaqí and Silas respectively; Lízadora, over Fuerzé-Nuérza; Robuerta, over Celadón; Lianuéra, over Macúos; Caqiena over Fuerzé-Súr; and Adriazo over Arabán. Apostle Caisérin authors the "Lesser Gospel of Cixi, according to Caisérin"; which further details the events of the Anointed One's early childhood. This draws controversy from Apostle Xísuman, particularly the claim that the former is the Apostle "closest" to Cixi (a claim also opposed by Apostle Adriazo – who is rumored to be the lover of Cixi as hinted by Lianuéra, but he claims that the relationship was entirely platonic). However, upon hearing of Jiazí's confirmation of the book and its contents, and her praise of Caisérin for undertaking its authorship, Xísuman digresses and personally confers the title of "Archbishop" onto her. Following the event, Xísuman was rumored to have wept and asked for the latter's forgiveness, for she had "doubted the desire of the Anointed One". Both the Lesser Gospel and the Letter of Caisérin, addressed to Xísuman (as it establishes the precedent for the clergy and the primacy of Silas), become canonized. Meanwhile, Apostle Kaqiena writes a letter directed to the Western Ulmists (referred to as the "West Ulmians"), criticizing their insistence on adopting Azozian culture as a part of observing Ulmist divine law. This letter incites a negative response from the Ulmist clergy, and as a result, they spark a religious riot in Banzenopolis. The community of Cixites is ousted entirely from the city, with many pagan residents participating in their expulsion due to rumors of their alleged practice of incestuous orgies, ritual human sacrifice (via immolation) and cannibalism; which stems respectively from their usage of "brother and sister" when referring to each other, their practice of baptism to signify entry to the faith, and their frequent consumption of honey (which is treated as of divine origin) – often referred to as the "Essence of the Anointed One" (with "essence" being a euphemism for blood). Despite vocal opposition, numerous elements of Azozian culture enter Silla – most prominently its philosophies. As a result, westward of youth venture westward annually for education in Azozian schools. Arches become more utilized in the construction of bridges, and the first multi-inclined and sweeping roofs are constructed (with more support from beams and braces). However, single-inclined roofs remain ubiquitous while arches are seldom used outside of the field of bridge construction.
  • Empire of Grosserdrachenia: Imperator Halifacs plans to build more fortifications around the largest establishments of the Empire with many skilled laborers being put to work. Four dozen more ships are built for the navy including 18 messaging ships, 20 transport ships and 10 galleys equipped with rams. More men join the armed forces as the idea is popularized. Many people go to the north after people begin to hit big in mining toward the north. Lumber and other goods such as glassware and silverware are made north as well with people finding new ways to make money. The Darche is nationalized as the currency to use for exchange rather than bartering or use of pieces of silver. Rather the new currency would have the face of the Imperators and Konigs to come and would be recognized as the currency to exchange by the use of gold and silver. Exploration to the west in the north and general exploration is made in the south. A merchant by the name of Hardburgh becomes quite wealthy from his ways of trade with the ownership of many ships and many other merchants below him, he has gained immense levels of wealth. His kids have also begun to enter the business but his son, Maximilian, had other intentions such as joining the armed forces.

761-770

South of the Valley of the Comet, a Zedumari leader and Zedugesi (“soldier seller”), named Nabunadala, makes a fortune from training local warrior bands and contracting them to city-states north of him. After passing through many nations and across vast distances, some of these Zedumari become those hired by the Mouri Empire, although the Zedugesi have no concept or knowledge of such a place truly existing. Nabunadala uses his fortune to launch an invasion southward, pillaging the Kingdom of Yiscula, after its king allegedly insulted his family. His group would settle the region of Nesondon (“South Ondon”), intermingling with native tribes of the region.

The nation of Malmaça conquers the coast to the east, granting it access to important port cities. This allows it greater ability to trade with the nations of Qera and beyond, as well as their southern trade partners, such as Agunda.

In the nation of Cirsyemit a small minority of Yannian converts develop within the merchant class, as they seek greater relations with the dominant trade powers of the west. Their ships reach as far west as the cities of Tohatia and Phorintheon.

A dynasty of Eborite-Vytian descent comes to power in their western vassal, led by a nobleman named Resprati. He is faced with an invasion from the north by the nation of Draka, who answers the call of the nation of Eldebethias

The war in Bascula, in which the forces of the Mouri Empire, Syres, and numerous allies, fight against the forces of Xemunis, the Zelonuma Emiresq, and Agelur, results in a Mouri victory. The Mouri suffer 2,400 casualties, Syres suffers 2,250 casualties, and their allies suffer 3,060 casualties, while the Yannians suffer 5,940 casualties, the Darnans suffer 3,000 casualties, and their allies suffer 8,350 casualties. Additionally the main Yannian claimant in Bascula, Yesleme’cul, is killed in battle.

The king of the Halati accepts the peace offer from Lord Dylus, agreeing to travel to the foothills of Kus Symas to receive his tribute and his new bride. The Oshkdeh likewise accept the offer from the Hythians, although they explain that their payment may be delayed.

Gecnevedessar accepts the offer from Thïgæ, becoming a vassal of the nation. He requests aid from Thïgæ, while in the meantime, he renews attacks against the Vytians.

  • Taivaie: Expansion via threat continues in every direction. An emissary is dispatched to this nation of "Thai Gay", in order to learn of their barbaric culture, and the surrounding lands. The emissary is named Leanith, and is also one of the greatest warriors in Taivaie. Population growth continues to be facilitated by massive amounts of food production. Exploration via purchased vessels continues.
  • Tsardom of Algeorgia: The tsar orders the construction of plumbing in the royal palace and after that is completed it is planned to be expanded into the capital itself. This will help decrease sicknesses from waste and also make things healthier. The first medicinal book is published with the finding of the dissection. The tsar's personal doctor advocated that to be able to perform better operations tools should be used. The tsar takes this idea and authorises the creation of tool for operations. (Vand, this is okay, right?)


  • Mouri Empire: Upon the victory over the Yannis forces in Basculan, many people across the empire were enthusiastic for the success in the name of Nelrim and Nelrim's god. However, unlike previous generations Emperor Vanden did not institute any celebration for this victory, but instead mandated a period of solemn prayer and fasting for all holy orders. They will not, reportedly, fall to hubris for initial success as Xera did, but leave all things in the hands of the True God alone. Having recovered the military, and fully resupplied in Basculan, the next campaign led by Mouri would be against Agulmur. This quick and decisive campaign was organized by General Agenor, the same commander in Bascula who was made honorary First Citizen. The goal of this new war was to depose the Yannian rulers of the kingdom, and replace them with distant relatives of the Basculan monarchy. H'cmo'sco, the candidate for the Agelmur throne itself, was not Ulmian himself at this time, but was greatly sympathetic toward the religion and would allow its prosyltezation, while also weak enough to become a Syresian puppet. The emperor once again called in his allies of Syres and Edom to aid in this conflict, but did not obligate the newly-independent Bascula, seeing as they might rather take time to rebuild their nation than become a slave army. Vallan the Generous was apostle to the Basculans, who encouraged religious toleration and philosophical debate, but also pressured the king to completely outlaw some of the Yannian practices, namely those that murder or defile human decency. He also organized volunteer forces to rebuild and recover the Basculan cities for no payment. The empire nominally supported Seita in their war against Sericolis, but did not offer much military due to the ongoing wars against Yannis. When rumor spread of the events going on in Usilinago, the Holy Patra in Azoz condemned the affair of Hishle’meles, and wrote an extensive letter describing his acts as defaming the whole culture as base and immoral. The Holy Patra further sends embassadors and philosophers to the Patra of Sillas, urging them to adhere to the western doctrines on strict scriptural canon. The philosphers on this voyage take up debate with the Sillan female Apostles, although female church leadership was not unheard of in the Mouri, especially in Edom, it still brings up certain theological questions on interpreting the Wisdom of Nelrim. In the far south, although the Zedugesi never made any direct contact with the empire, much information is preserved for us by the Itinerary of Oranmanou. Oranmanou was the son of a wealthy Water Merchant, and was tasked by his guild to greatly extend the caravan camel trade south of the Valley of the Comet. Although some of his Itinerary is clearly exaggerated or fanciful, he does describe the culture of the Zedumary and Zedugesi in great detail, and afterward pushed farther south overland to chart out the whole extent of the desert. The Erisoh Canal system was further developed and expanded, finally utilizing the immense power of the Ashe River to expand the farmlands of Teman and Asturias several times greater than before. Water wheels, which had existed since ancient times, were further developed to use the river for a variety of basic machinery. Isodore of Azoz at this time is accredited for the first development of fine baking and pastries, although what were considered "cakes" back then would have been far less appetizing than those today. The oldest commercial bakery of such pastries was found to be in the Monastery of Jiff.
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 448-457 Since the Return of Hythus. Emperor Lyarsan, enthralled in the news of exploration from the west, voyages to the colony in Lyrasia to survey the construction. His visit initiates a new spree of settlement across the island with dozens of ships making the voyage every month. By the end of the decade much of the island is under imperial control with a small city taking root in the original landing site. Natives on the island are taught the will of Hythus and integrated under threat of violence. Trade envoys are sent out to the new nations discovered by the exploration of the last decade, notably Sillas and Exhula, but others as well. Imperial Hythologists arrive in these nations to survey rocks and map the landforms, offering to purchase maps from the Sillians in particular, as they hold an interesting waterlogged climate foreign to the Hythologists. Traders also arrive in all of the nations offering saffron, worked steel, cotton goods, leather, sulfur, horses, and other goods. [Diplomacy Response] With peace secured in the east, the economy swells owing to increased access to the trade routes of the world. Old-Hythia grows massively in wealth as exports and imports flow totally unhindered up and down the Tythies. Old-Mythadia also benefits thanks to the export of goods from upriver, as well as the expansion of ports. Mythas, the capital grows rapidly and a large temple structure is built to honor the gods. Stone masons across the empire, long users of quicklime cement begin adding pozzolanic ash into their cement. This addition gives the material increased water-resistance and allows for stronger, more durable buildings. One of the first examples of its use is a large lighthouse and fortress built at the mouth of Mythas’ harbor. The Navy is further expanded to a fleet of some 88 ships, 24 Triremes, 32 Trihemiolia, and 32 longships. The ships continue the new tradition of naval artillery rather than rams and most lack any ramming capability at all. The fleet of exploratory longships ventures northward past Ry’Kyva and the Jyazradids. [Exploration Response] Agricultural production increases due to the expansion of farmlands, the use of human, bovine, and equestrian excrement to enrich the already fertile volcanic soil. More canals and tythoruses are constructed for irrigation. Crop-rotation strategies become firmly entrenched and are effectively universal. The population grows immensely due to increased wealth and nutrition. The policy of land-grants is re-instituted and settlement of the south accelerates. A large road is built toward Antanem and colonized along its length. Dozens of small cities and towns spring up across the south, located near the natural springs and minor streams that dot the landscape. Networks of roads are constructed as the settlers go, linking together these settlements and spreading administrative institutions as they go. The Mythadian remnant of the islands is offered vassalage and a guarantee of independence. [Diplomacy Response]
    • Joredesh and Antanem: In Antanem, High Chief Zariliaq marries the only child and eldest daughter of the Joredeshi High Chief Puras. Eight months after the wedding, High Chief Puras and his wife are both found dead, leaving Joredesh to their daughter, Laylia, the wife of Zariliaq. Suspecting foul play, a league of Joredeshi Chiefs resist, declaring Laylia a false ruler and electing their own High Chief, Dorus. This election prompts an Antanem invasion of Joredesh, and fighting rages across both nations. In the chaos, a Joredeshi Clan migrates south into Gomis, capturing much of the lighting defended north. The invasion by Antanem is repulsed by Joredeshi troops, and High Chief Zariliaq is killed in battle. The situation remains in limbo at the end of the decade.
  • Mesallian Culture: The nation of Syres agreed to aid the Mouri Empire in its invasion of Agelmur, under the pretense that Agelmur had been the staging ground for attacks against Syres during the war in Bascula. In Edom, Maleka Nesalama died and was succeeded by Shameza III. She would renew allies with Erasidon and the Mouri Empire, and continue Edomite support for wars in the north. In the west the Kingdom of Iouneosas there was instability as a result of religion, as the nation’s government became increasingly pagan, while the population remained largely Ulmian. Although Besonin proved a more level headed and competent king, he inherited a kingdom that had been inefficiently ruled for a decade. The war between Sericolis and Neum ended, but had been a massive drain on resources for the kingdom. The fiasco with the Syresian merchants had not turned into a war, but it had greatly damaged the prestige of Usinilago, and its trade relations with the north. Although Orlecephon had been executed, the Lementarians continued to vy for control over the city, while the discontent Water Merchants fought back. All these problems would be inherited by the new king, and he quickly set about solving them. The king would send a costly expedition to Syres and Agelmur to aid the war effort there, in the hopes of turning Syresian opinion back toward Usinilago. The damage caused by the event instead led to the city of Thalutia growing in size rapidly, as merchants looked for a new port on the coast for a brief period. Despite progress being made, the Cult of Lementer devised a plot to destroy the kingdom, in the event that they could not control it, and sought to turn the allies of Mouri and Edom against each other over the issue. First the Lementarians coaxed the Ulmians into revolt, by publishing false evidence to make the pagans look increasingly extreme, and to convince the population that the Ulmian faith was in jeopardy. This was not a difficult task for the population already on the edge of revolt, and the Holy Patra fell for the Lementarian ruse himself, calling for the government to repent or be punished. Caving to public pressure, the king announced he would convert to the Ulmian faith, although this alienated the non-Ulmian nobility of the city. Their complaints made their way to Edom, where actors and agents for the Lementarians told similarly fabricated tales about the Ulmian slaughter of Edomites and other pagans. The Maleka was encouraged to invade the kingdom, which the Lementarians hoped would turn the two empires against each other. Instead, perhaps because of the Maleka being far less ambitious than her grandmother, she decided to let Iouneosas go free, if it would mean peace with the Mouri, on account of the state seemingly being lost already to the Ulmians. Although this would have avoided an all out war between Edom and the Mouri Empire, this decision was unpopular among the nobility of Edom, as the state had fought to create a buffer state and a protectorate. As a result, in the year of the 141st Jafiad (Year 764), the Maleka would be deposed in favor of a different relative of Nesalama, known as Hesamena II. Public support was high for a war in the west to reassert control, and the new Maleka did so. With help from Erasidon, Edom and Mesallian territory would be expanded to the eastern mountains, but in general the campaign proved a failure. Besonin proved an able commander, but more importantly began negotiations to prevent further conflict. After a successful battle southeast of the capital, according to legend, the king would be assassinated by a Lementarian, hoping to bring about all out war. Although the last able king of Iouneosas had been killed, the Edomites did not advance much farther, and it was hoped the Iouneosas crisis would be resolved. The city of Usinilago fell into chaos, but despite the wishes of the Lementarians, a Water Merchant and Ulmian named Lebesumel would assume control over the city by force. He was likely a nobleman from Umhlaba who saw the Mouri Empire as likely annexing the state in due time, but he positioned himself to be its first governor in that case.
  • Yuzoni Empire: On year 761 on the Yuzonia calendar, the military is still reworked on because of the relatively weak military that Mang used to possess. However, this military won't be fully finished until 20 years after (OM Two Turns). The ones that aren't being reworked are still sent out to expand the empire's influence. Secret Some military soldiers are being pulled out of reworkment and sent to arm the borders with Xinaben. End Secret Meanwhile, four months after that, the emperor crowned his wife as the Queen of Yuzonia. She would control the balance of power, and become commander of the Yuzonian Armed Forces. She proved to her husband that she was well fitted. She commanded the reforms to continue, while pulling off the Western explorers from there expansion to rework their equipment. The naval constructions are also commanded to continue, as the looming threat on the bottom of their borders is showing a possible threat to the nation. After all of this, no progress was made until Year 763, in which the emperor, at 65 years old, is contained with the flu on his bed. He would later die, and his final words were "I wish for the entire nation of Yuzonia to become greater. Please save us the stars in the skies. I wish for the stars to shine upon our nation." His wife was expected to have the throne. However, Kellen Jusluu was one of the ten messengers of Yuzonia, and she and the emperor's wife (Jojan I) had a fight for who should derive the throne. The fight was won by Jojan I, who would derive the throne and allow Kellen Jusluu to become the Jushi Mollotov of Yuzonia. Meanwhile, after the emperor passed away and the fight happened, the empire remained relativity quiet, with no major important events. This would remain like this until Year 765, where the continuation of expansion in the north is continued. WIP
  • Melia: Voya Kalaha has passed on to the realm of the gods. As such, his body was prepared to be sent into Lake Lem to join our benevolent deities. After the ceremony of mourning is over, a new king had to be elected, based on the will of the gods. Eventually, Vakal, Kalaha's youngest brother is elected. He plans to futher militarize and expand Melia across the steppe. As such, his first action is to drill the curent military in the barracks, so that we may be prepared not only to conquer whoever stands in our wake, but defend against any who may overpower us as well. Vakal continues the policy of expansion across the steppe in the lake area, a notion approved by Lem. He decides to not change stance on the Friorians as they serve no threat and the trade with them serves a major boost to our economy.
  • Yannian Culture: Oh, the fall of Agelmur! GREAT AGONY. The Thoties came to sensely destroy another kingdom, and they have done so. They stomp upon the earth and defile it. They shove their spear-like member into the flesh of the earth, until the earth is utterly defiled. The earth cries out in great pain, “It’s so hot, it hurts. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH STOP. HELP! HELP!” screams the earth, “AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.” The people of Agelmur flee to the mountain strongholds where they can resist. They hide in the old mines, and in secret tunnels as well. But the Thotites came thirsty for blood. They grab every last person of Agelmur and pierce them with their Nolromo Nectar, shriveling their flesh, and turning the people into broken skeletons of people. Parents are tasked with explaining to their young children when they ask, “Mommy, how can they be so cruel to us? Why must they hurt us, Mommy?” It is impossible to answer really why the Thotites are so evil to us. But some say they just purely crave the thrill of making people suffer, the raw flesh and blood of their victims, and the sexual pleasures of conquest. One such young girl is Agel, who is said to have been a great ten year old girl from a noble family. She was the most virtuous and charitable person in the kingdom, who loved everyone like family, even the Olmerites. But when the invasion came she was forced to hide in her family’s home, where they took as many Ulmians with them to help them hide. They found that in the chaos the Thotite invaders were butchering everyone, even their own Ulmians. They were so overcome with bloodlust they could not pause for a moment to think about who they killed. There is one such Thotite raider by the name of Chungiag, who was a fat Ulmian man covered in very hairy skin. He personally would claim to slaughter a thousand people. One one such evening, he came upon the house of Agel, and he forced his way in. He had the adults brutally murdered in cold blood even as they prayed to their Thotite gods. He came upon the little girl known as Agel, who cried, “please mister, I am Olmer too, I am of Nolromo!” The man slowly undid his pants. On his thingey was tattooed the entire text of the Hagiography of Levian. He said, “let’s let the scripture decide that.” The evil Thotite defiled the young girl like an animal, before leaving her to die. But Agel would live, growing up to be a proud Yannian citizen. She would become a leader and an orator, at the head of the people calling for justice for Agelmur. She became a great symbol of hope in these trying times. Her once youthful body had become disfigured with scars and injuries, and her long blonde hair had turned gray. She had converted like many other Ulmians to the Yannian faith, after a Yannian discovered her and nursed her back to health. In her they trusted, making her the battle queen of the nation. She calls upon the Olmer beasts, and cries, “where is your god now Nolromo? You do not obey him. Every time you corrupt an innocent life in search of material gains and pleasures, you forsake your god. You are false prophets, you are worshippers of Drokki the Golden Bull and lover of snails. You are a disgusting individual, he who follows Thot into battle. You have destroyed another culture in search of your quest to pleasure yourself. Was your pleasure satisfying? Will you ever stop hungering for it? You are addicted to the vile act of self pleasure through murder, and your kingdom of corruption has no end. If your god was good he would rain down on old Azogi and raze that primordial mound of flesh and grotesque mating, and purge the world for the creations that have run amok. You are not real children of any good being or deity, you are an utter embarrassment to the entire world. You prey on the weak because you know it will inject you with quick pleasure, but there is more to the world than that little spurt of ooze when the world is an ocean of cultures and people. You have destroyed everything. The entire world clamors for you to be banned and barred from heaven, and cast from the world entirely. I HAVE A DREAM. Yes, I have a dream that one day all the free nations of the world will put aside their differences, see the Thotites as a mutual evil to us all, and join in the destruction of that horrible race. I have a dream that one day every nation will no longer fear for when King Thot is moist and droolingly hungry. I have a dream that all those crooked places will be made straight through faith and piety. All the world’s children will sing joyously that we are free at last, free at last.” The lords of Agelmur applaud with a joyous and ceremonious cry.
  • Thïgæ: The news of Gecnevedessar's acceptance of vassalization is celebrated, bringing the world one step closer to stoping the Ehcrumeï from taking over the southern continent. Aid is immediatley given to Gecnevedessar, although this is all made in the name of him, not Rovthk I, and therefore Thïgæ itself is not officially raiding the outpost. The southern continent is named Desarzuth after Gecnevedessar, and the vassal state Desargæ. The navy continues to grow, and fire grenades continue to be used. Ties with Sonaredar and Johdanpanan strengthen. The flag is changed considerably, after the addition of so many new provinces, with the ten stars being changed to 16, arranged in a different pattern. Secret: Yuzon is helped with their militarization, with scientists being sent to help them with fire grenades and the consruction of ballistas and catapults. In colabration with Yuzonï military technicians, they find pikemen to be partucarly helpful. End Secret. Pikemen are trained for the first time, looking to be good for warfare. This technology is shipped south to Desargæ. Expansion continues north, claiming the rest of the Athorasi valley, and east along the coast. Exploration continues east and west. Southern exploration is left to Desargæ. Trade with Zera (Qera) begins, especially for spices like nutmeg and cinnamon.
    • Desargæ: The vassalization of Desargæ comes with the Thï language of Ehbagr and the Thï religion of Autharzm. The completely oral local language adopts the Ehbagrï script, and words not used before the vassalization but needed now are adopted from Ehbagr. This creates a new dialect, Desarï Ehbagr, borrowing some words from the local language and some words from Ehbagr, including Ehcrumeï. Over time, this would become more and more like traditional "Thï" Ehbagr, but during the time period the dialect was still very distinguishable from traditional Ehbagr. Autharzm takes a foothold in the south, with missonaries picking apart the native religion, exposing loopholes and contradictions while advertising Autharzm. Raids continue on the Ehcrumeï settlements, and with the help of Thï troops and supplies, these become more and more effective, making Desargæ richer. Without any clear borders however, it makes it hard to improve lands which may not even be under the control of Desargæ. Thus, a land survey commenses, making the vassal state's borders definite until expansion starts. Pike technology from the mainland is used for raiding, especially against the garrison there. However, due to the conversion of many to Autharzm, the ideals of the religion makes harming peaceful civillians unthinkable, and any Ehcrumeï farmers captured can convert to Autharzm, pay a one-time sum because of their alignment with the Ehcrumeï, and assimilate peacefully into society. They will be under the protection of Desargæ, and none shall hurt them. Otherwise, they are sold to slave traders, who are less welcoming. This policy prompts many to switch to the Desargæ side. Ehbagr becomes a Lingua Franca between Thï and Desarï speakers. Leanith, the ambassidor from Thaivae, is treated with respect, although he is not brought before Rovthk I, as his skills at a fighter may make him an assasin. However, he mets Gecnevedessar, who tells him of Thïgæ and the political situation between Thïgæ and Vhaynos, hoping to find an ally in the south. When he seems to be here on a friendly note, he is redirected to the mainland, in which he sees the capital and is shown the throne room, lavish with paintings. He is also shown the technologies. Rovthk I tells him to send his best regards back to Thaivae, and hopes that it will be the start of a blooming friendship between the two nations. Exploration starts southeast and southwest along the coast. More to come once land survey comes.
  • Qera: The expansion of the army continues because the prince made a law to soften the rules on the warrior castes and their rules on who can be part of the caste. This especially applies to the state of Ualjakia, where a large warrior caste has a lot of political influence though they are economically not relevant. Yzme wants a large, professional and all-time ready army. He strongly opposes that his soldiers try to gain political influence at all, thus he also requires them to contribute to the economy as well. The soldiers are now given farms of their own, yet they have to keep themselves trained for war. Many peasents that are willing to fight and seen as honorable men by the local count now enter the caste. The religion of Rhatixemy is now adapted in the county of Odzeba, while the Ulmist community in Tortla grows, about one-quarter of the population there follows the first testament of Ulmism. This also has an impact on the culture there, with many originaly Ulmist religious words entering the local dialect. In Ollea the small community grows further, making up now 5% of the population. To secure the frontiers, the western and southern borders are heavily settled now (20 px to the south and west are rural now). The settlement of the Qerzatlahe Islands continue and is fairly easy since no native population is reported there. Small deposits of silver are found there and mining villages occur there around that time. Evidence of provisional temples before 800 are discovered there in the late modern age and prove the theory of a larger settlement there. This theory was disputed among scholars for a long time because almost no temporary scripts are found that mention the settlement as a large city, it is barely mentioned at all. Another event dominates the period of the time, namely the birth of Ycas, son of Yzme and the marriage of the oldest daughter and heir to the throne Zoelle. Trade flourishes.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: The nation of the Zelonuma Emiresq sends many men to help defend the Kingdom from Agelmur against the murderous invaders from the south. The nation expands south along the coast, claiming the northern one-half of Agelmur if it can as territory of the Zelonuma Emiresq. All around the nation people pray that the Morry Empire collapses. In fact, even the Ulmians do so, as from what they here Morry is not a real Ulmian nation, having been corrupted beyond repair by sin and lust. The soldiers of the Zelonuma Emiresq invade south and cross into the nation. It has now been many generations since the first king created his underground kingdom. By now thousands of children of the king work, live, and die in his underground world. They build tunnels, worship the king and the heavenly ceiling, and produce more and more children. Sunlight has never graced the tunnels in a hundred years. Above ground, the nation of the Zelonuma Emiresq sees great expansion along the coast. The ancient divide between Zelonuma of the mountains and the Darnans of the coast is bridged. These communities are brought together, with the government sponsoring bridges across the north. The inner cities of the Zelonuma Emiresq, where the kingdom was shifted after the fall of Darna, are now available from the coastal cities, and connected to the janter mines and other resources. In that area great work continues to grow these places. The books published by the government, regarding anti-Ulmian sentiment and pro-Zelonuma Emiresq rituals, are dispersed around the nation and around the world. The navy sees expansion during this time to grow more powerful than the threat posed by the Thotites.
  • Friorian Culture: Within the culture group comes numerous dynasties, with most of them claiming to have a spiritual connection to the Moon and bright lights that appear as dots across the night time. The Hattuzitites, through small conflicts and wealth, are able to concentrate much of these claims to spirituality into their realm, which in turn allows them to grow in size. Colonial expeditions are sent up along the river, and the first canoe for better water travel is created.
  • Qaryaat: King Najeb of the House of Zamin (Zamini dynasty) comes into power. The territory of Bizafir is expanded north along the coast and the southwest part expands inland in an attempt to fill the unclaimed land between Makuku, Birahba (Beraba), and Mawan-Jaho. Meanwhile, the main territory expands east to Kepitis's border and south to Avsylann's border. In all territories of the kingdom, settlers are sent to loosely-claimed areas of the kingdom in order to consolidate control over said areas. The Lighthouse of Makra is renovated, and an amphitheater is built in the city of Makra. Meanwhile, the fort of Hisni-Mawan is expanded and reinforced. Medicinal knowledge from Aljurjya (Algeorgia) is spread to Qaryaat along the trade routes and quickly adopted. The town of Saqqatra develops into a bustling city. Explorations are made along the southern coast east of Avsylann, along the Beraban Peninsula, and along the long-ass island north of Aljurjya (whatever it's called). A census is conducted. A trade deal is sent out to the nation of Mang. (MANGI RESPONSE NEEDED)
  • Beraba: Wine in Beraba develops into two distinct styles - Beraban purple, which is prevalent in the west around Doulaba, and Beraban Yellow, which is prevalent in the east around Kitsura and Cohibos. Wine becomes one of the major exports that Beraba ships, both to the east and west. Other major exports include fish, sesame oil, and dried fruits. Much of the trade goods bought in the country are paid for with Beraban silver. The increase in trade leads the Princely Council to open a school of business where members of the Tangakwunu can study business, finance, and trade. Exploration continues north along the Irrosian Isles. Exploration continues north along the Irrosian Isles. Expansion continues east toward the east coast of the Beraban peninsula.
  • Telachitul Republic: Unafir's reign comes to an end with his peaceful, and as such, the Three Councils (Rural citizens or Telarad, Urban Citizens or Telaslet, and Nobles or Telamire) convene in Itochitul to pick a new ruler. Without much controversy, Niise is chosen to be the next Itotela. With the aftermath of the conquest of the north to deal with, the new ruler sets to work. To start, he starts to bring in the outer territories of the Republic closer to the republic economically and culturally. This is done both by establishing Telachitul towns at key locations, and generally increasing trade and spreading the growing Icrodel religion to the new territory. He hopes that by improving the quality of life in the new territories, during his reign he can expand the new land from merely territorial holdings to a proper part of the Republic. This philosophy is also applied to the Republics expanding borders, with Niise striving to keep the entire region culturally unified. In this vein, he also begins constructing a system of roads to bring the empire closer together. Most of the development happens in the core of the empire, but roads connect notable locations from the outer territories directly to Itochitul. However, for most coastal cities, the sea remains a much more efficient route of travel. In addition to the infrastructure development, Niise uses the annual tribute paid by the northerners to fund the formalization of the republican military. Most of these funds are for the creation of a navy, with a small fleet of ships built in Idolchitul and across the bay in Idolmere. Most of these ships aren't permanently manned by troops, but they remain close enough to the capital to be ready on short notice. In addition, the actual army is reorganized. Niise builds his standing army to 2,000 professional soldiers, and an additional 4,000 semi-professional troops who don't actively serve, but are available on the Itotela's command. in addition, every town has to have 1/30th of its population ready to fight if need be, and 1/15th in the event of a major war. Individual towns are expected to decide who serves and equip them, but are paid a stipend by the republican government to cover this. With the new land to tax and the wealth brought by pillaging parts of the northerners territory, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury. In addition, the glut of trade provides Niise with another source of revenue to tax. Niise continues to promote the religion Icrodel, which has not become an important institution in the republic. Notably, temples exist in every major town, with a large central temple beginning to be built in Idolchitul. The religion also begins to send missionaries to both the newly conquered territory and to areas Niise wishes to expand to in the north, hoping to export both the religion and culture of the republic. After decades of the Eveivel serving as the only sacred text of the religion, a set of scribes in the southern city of Idolcelbra produce another set of texts. Kutelaseem (best translated as genealogies) traces the story of the telachitul people and the Icrodel religion, and Vetla (best translated as teachings) recounts much of Mexotautl's (the writer of Eveivel) life and teachings, holding him as a model for Icrodel. The religion continues to gain in popularity with the populace. Niise continues to work to expand north rapidly along the coastline With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition, several coastal settlements in the north, and new settlement situated on the big lake to the north continue to grow. Iron working, especially for weapons, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitates relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading. Niise sends an exploration party north, hoping to set up a republican outpost in the bay due north of the northerners.
  • Empire of Grosserdrachenia: Halifacs establishes the "Juce halle" where alcoholic beverages are stored for the royals. He finds himself hanging about the Academy of Dragsfurt Library discussing things like morality and philosophy since he is a man of ideas himself. He enjoys his time hunting in the royal hunting grounds and also meeting with generals to discuss possible improvements. Martheu Hardburgh becomes recognized as the wealthiest man of the Empire due to his ownership of so many merchant ships and sales he makes especially taking advantage of the Sudbestung trading hub. Other merchants envy his wealth and influence while others try mimicking his ways of power. Age soon caught up to him though and his business had been split among his three sons. Exploration of the seas and lands to the south continue while exploration to the east within the north is made. With the help of more settlers due to rare minerals being reported to the north being discovered, expansion north is made. Alocs Hardburgh mainly focused on raw =goods trading such as Lumber and mined materials while Karl Hardburgh focused on foreign goods sales and Maximilian Hardburgh gave his portion to his cousin Calim Wichse. The fate of the Hardburgh family's remains in the hands of these individuals whose success are yet to be determined. Military Strategist Hanz Von Soyenz becomes the lead advisor to the Imperator. Roads and housing continue to develop with more stone roads being made and better homes designed. Literature is definitely more available to scholars while farmers remain less educated with only knowledge of a few cheap books at small libraries in town or have just read the Bible and other religious writings. Farmers continue to see a surplus of crops and as a result, lower prices and a higher demand due to more availability grows. A Fort and a naval yard are constructed in Sudbestung with walls being placed around the growing city. an absolutely massive flood of people arrive leading to an expansion of city boundaries and crowding. Maximilian joins the army.

771-780

A prominent city known as Hamod emerges in the region south of Miseshem and southeast of Taivaie. The city-state begins trading with Miseshem and offers to trade with Taivaie as well.

The Battle of Yevce-vis in northern Agelmur, in which the Mouri Empire, Syres, and its allies attack the forces of Agelmur, the Zelonuma Emiresq, and their Yannian allies, results in a Mouri victory. The Mouri suffer 4,100 casualties, the Syresians suffer 1,490 casualties, and their allies suffer a combined 1,000 casualties, while Agelmur suffers 5,500 casualties, Darnans suffer 6,000 casualties, and the Yannians suffer 3,110 casualties.

The leader of the nation of Cirsyemit, Shumieli, refuses to become a vassal to any Hythian emperor, and states that he will not accept any of their offers.

Thïgæ’s attack against Vhaynos’ outpost is successful, with the outpost falling to the attackers. However, when Thïgæ begins openly disregarding the sovereignty of the south, forcefully promoting their religion and culture, and treating the people as subjects, Gecnevedessar orders every citizen of Thïgæ to be slaughtered. They declare their relationship with Thïgæ completely null and void, and express interest even in working with Vhaynos instead.

The nation of Shemia encounters another city-state known as Kourossa, located upriver from it near a major fork, which grows weary of the newcomer state in the region. Shemia is strengthened by a number of people arriving from the north, but increasingly native peoples are pushed off their lands, creating crises for nearby tribes.

Overlapping claims in the lakes region causes an issue between the nations of Qaryaat and Beraba. Numerous settlers from both nations are caught fishing, hunting, or otherwise trespassing in the other nation’s claimed territory, with several people being killed on both sides.

The nation of Draka wins a victory in the south against the Paotualma Empire, gaining territory in the western vassal of Pashrema.

  • Melia: All is well, too well in Melia. While expansion efforts have been successful, we are unopposed, which bothers Vakal, who looks for action. The Friorians are treated as friends as some of their kind live among us in peace. This leads Vakal to a rather odd decision. He decides that since the steppe remains unopposed to our expansion, other realms must exist outside of it, so an expedition of the hardiest men should be sent there and not come back until they have made contact with such a realm. He hopes to find a realm to establish dominance over and create a tributary. The gods convene about such a rash move. Eventually, the priests come back with a verdict. The gods will allow it as long as expansion of the realm is top priority. Vakal agrees and later dispatches a handpicked expedition of the hardiest men into the "Vusekalia" or treeland to our north and not come back until they encounter another realm. Of course, Vakal keeps his word and continues expanding the realm in the Lake region, now called the "Lapakalia". Vakal continues to drill the army in the barracks in the event that we do come across such a realm, but modifies the procedure to prepare them for the "Vusekalia".
  • Tsardom of Algeorgia: We began expanding our farming lands and begin growing wheat and rye in smaller quantities. With the plumbing expanded into the capital, a new thing called showers are installed into the royal palace.The tsar pledges that before his death every citizen in the capital will have showers in their homes. A rare white horse is found and is gifted to the tsar by a citizen. The tsar names this horse Flaming Arrow and makes it his personal horse. With the high court of Algeorgia finished, the first trial is begun.
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 458-467 Since the Return of Hythus. Emperor Lyarsan passes the throne to his heir, Hystalus in the 462nd year. In the remaining years of his rule, Lyarsan negotiates a royal marriage for his son and Laylia the Queen of Joredesh and Antenam. Queen Laylia, following the deaths of her parents and husband had inherited both the thrones of Antenam and Joredesh in the year 458. Hystalus proves to be an poor leader. He lacks the strength and the ability to command respect, often reminding nobles of his place as emperor. Fortunately, his wife, Laylia proves more capable, instigating bureaucratic reforms that centralize power around a small core of professionals in the employ of the Emperor. These leyarechs are responsible for visiting noble houses to collect taxes, the overseeing of imperial projects, and the management of imperial lands. This branch of government does anger a group of nobles in the east of the empire, but Empress Laylia’s firm hold on her and her husband’s empire enables her to outmaneuver the nobles in court, breaking the informal alliance and forming strong allies with nobles with important holds. The bureaucratic administration proves immediately valuable as the acquisition of materials for the construction of ships is accelerated and the fleet swells to some 100 vessels, 28 Triremes, 40 Trihemiolia, and 32 longships. The empire experiences a period of continuing prosperity as trade routes divert north to take advantage of the new possibilities afforded in the east. Goods from across the empire, spices from the south, and luxuries from the north all flow from Mythas to the ports of Silla, Exhula, and others. The colony of Lyrasia continues to grow, rapidly integrating natives through the threat of violence and the promise of wealth. The initial colonial city, Lyras, develops into a regional trade hub with a good natural harbor augmented by the construction of breakwaters and a small lighthouse. By the end of the decade most of the coast of the island is under loose imperial control. The Shumieli refusal is viewed with resignation by Emperor Lyarsan, but it is not unexpected. Regardless of the political differences between the Empire and Shumieli he hopes that both nations might continue to exchange goods and ideas without conflict. Old-Hythia grows massively in wealth as exports and imports flow totally unhindered up and down the Tythies. Old-Mythadia also benefits thanks to the export of goods from upriver, as well as the expansion of ports. Mythas, the capital grows rapidly and a large temple structure is built to honor the gods. The fleet of exploratory longships ventures west once again, this time north along the coast of Exhula. [Exploration Response] Agricultural production increases due to the expansion of farmlands, the use of human, bovine, and equestrian excrement to enrich the already fertile volcanic soil. More canals and tythoruses are constructed for irrigation. Crop-rotation strategies become firmly entrenched and are effectively universal. The population grows immensely due to increased wealth and nutrition. The policy of land-grants is re-instituted and settlement of the south accelerates. Dozens of small cities and towns spring up across the south, located near the natural springs and minor streams that dot the landscape. Networks of roads are constructed as the settlers go, linking together these settlements and spreading administrative institutions as they go. Lord Dylus of Noble House of Tykatus, now an old man, journeys up into the mountains to see his daughter. He makes certain to document his mission with a diligent text describing the terrain along the route, as well as the nature of the mountain folk. Once in the Halati capital, he meets with his once-enemy King Ralodorf, the Halati high prince, and his daughter. In the course of the meeting, King Ralodorf and Lord Dylus form a friendship of sorts which Lord Dylus uses to learn about the lands of the east. He then documents the entirety of his experience in a book entitled “The Kings of the Kus Symas.”
    • Silla: We agree to the establishment of trading relations.
  • Ardubja: We explore North, East and West. We urbanize the rural river area. We also establish a currency - the Shikma - and decide to conduct reform and divide the land by wealth. The capital and only city, Athe'rak, grows and becomes a trade hub among the populations in the area, further increasing the desire to expand and encounter new civilisations to trade with.
  • Qera: Contact with northern merchants from a far off land named Cceka (Thïgæ) is made. First contact with them is difficult because neither speaks each others language, but the power of silver coins makes clear what they were looking for. Cinnamon and nutmeg are sold in large quantities to the new people to the north. Yzme I gives his blessing to send an envoy in the name of the count of Tortla, Yvassiga XI, to request professional Ulmist scholars from Mouria (MOURI EMPIRE RESPONSE, PLEASE). This request came due to a major conflict in the city of Tortla, where radical Rhatixemy followers clashed with Ulmists in the quarter Touora, where the majority of Ulmists in the city live. Yvassiga XI and his local administrators conclude that these radical approaches come from a lack of proper knowledge of their own and eachothers faith. The count has also expressed some sympathies for the Olmeuyelleccen, as the Ulmists are called in Qera and rumors say that he even consideres to convert to the faith. This would be a spectacle unseen and bring unpredictable effects with it, so chances are low that he will convert any time soon. A population boom is experienced in the colonies once again, in Cyrphetzija the inland is now more densely populated (15 px are rural). Western settlements are expanded further as well, with the Feotzij being claimed further (30 px into the jungle to the southwest).  The Qerzatlahe islands are now settled more to produce more and more silver. Iron, copper and turquoise is further exploited and manufactured into money, tools, religious artifacts and statues or jewelry. A contract is proposed to the Dholbalan, where the Qerans ask for the southern river in their territory in exchange for three very lucrative silver mines on the Qerzatlahe islands, with free shipping of the ores (MOD RESPONSE, PLEASE).
    • Mouri Dip: We gladly send the best Ulmian scholars from Edom and Usilinago to visit the court of Yvassiga XI. We offer to help set up free and public schools in Tortla to help further educate and enrich the next generation of Qerans. The historian Tolundo among them is sent to document the culture and art of Qera to be added to the library of Iskandaria. 
  • Mouri Empire: General Agenor continued to administrate the military occupation in parts of Agelmurr and Bascula. The mood of the Ulmian population, having existed for a long time in spite of Yannian persecution, is described in the Seita Chronicle: "wherever Agenor walked, the sun shown brighter and the flowers lived longer, as if an Angel of heaven had come to deliver salvation... the aged oak of Yannis was finally being uprooted and replaced with the summer blossoms of Nelrim". Yannian sources would claim hundreds of thousands had been killed by the battles and occupation, but the archaeology clearly shows this was not the case. In fact, the routine human sacrifices and religious persecution of Yannis over the previous 150 years alone has been confirmed to be 4.5 times greater than all the battles of this war combined. With the permission of governments of Bascula and Angelmurr, every single religious altar and temple of Yannis was completely dismantled, and in each and every city runners proclaimed in the vernacular language that no blood shall be shed in the name of any god. Many common people of Mouri migrated through the Mesallian colonies to settle in these same regions, constructing numerous basilicas to replace the older temples. But not only for the Ulm religion, as new religious centers were also built here for the Mesallian pagans and Lemantarians as well. The Xeran public school system was implemented across these two kingdoms as well, ensuring a new generation of properly educated population to improve the nation further. Many scholars have struggled to identify the true meaning of "Chungiang" mentioned in a number of Yannian sources. In Mouri military documents, "Big Chungus" is a loose colloquialism referring to soldiers who inflicted exceptional damage to the enemy. One roster of soldiers wounded at the Battle of Yevce lists a "Husiang the Fat"; however, the word "fat" here may be mistranslated, and is more closely refers to someone who is slightly overweight. In any case, tattoos have long since been forbidden in the Ulm religion, especially among those in the military, with possible exceptions of those from the Upper Meran. After some more years of recovering and regrouping the military in Agelmurr, General Fillion the Swift led a new campaign north overland against Tesardya. This new decisive invasion did not obligate Mouri's main ally of Edom, as they are now very far away from the front lines. He did, however, rely on the Syresian navy to support their armies working along the coast. Rather, the native armies of Bascula and Agelmurr were used for both logistical and military support. Tesardya's ruler was deposed and replaced by the brother of Levian of Bascula, a recent Ulm convert who took the name of Prackyob after the first apostle to that region. During this campaign, Fillion wrote letters of dispatch to the Niani Empire, offering a direct and official alliance between their government and Mouri as they both fight against a common, age-old enemy. Once Fillion the Swift stepped into the gates of Tesardya's capital, he proclaimed "I just split this empire in one-half, but together we will put it back together again through the power of Nelrim's god". The royal chefs in Azoz perfected their craft of creating delectable corn-flavored cakes, which were immediately distributed through ambassadors to each and every one of Mouri's closest allies, including a special delivery to Niani itself. Oranamou continues to explore overland to chart the edges of the southern desert. Between wars with Yannis, The Holy Patra Toneth VII personally organized seven different local nobles of Mouri to raise their own armies, including the provinces of Tuartha and Umbhala, to all make war against Usinilago and their amoral leadership. Lebesumel was made governor of the region after a quick battle at Usinilago, and subsequently the Lemantarians were expulsed from the kingdom completely. At long last, after many years the Water Merchants were in full control of the government of Usilinago, whose leaders were given closer patronage by the Emperor. 
  • Taivaie: A force of 2,000 longbowmen is sent to scout out the strength of Serisham (or whatever it's called) by raiding farmland, but retreating if the enemy army closes near. Along the way, the tribes in the area are "asked nicely" to submit, with the usual threats. A permanent embassy is dispatched to Thai Gay, as well as an emissary to 'Vhay Nose'. Both officials are tasked with securing trade.
  • Yannian Culture: THOSE DARN THOTS; that destructive filth of a family that leaks from the sewer of Azogi. WHY must they THIRST for innocent blood? Shame on a people, they who enable the rapist. We should all lend a hand toward the digging of Thot’s grave. Nations of the world, are you unaware that they have just swallowed up Agelmur, like a dark ocean across an island? BE WARNED, they have done it, and they plan to do more. Or, are you unwilling to help stop them? The Yannian gods bless those who overcome this fear, and fight the evil doers. We may be weary of such a force that is so harmful, but the holy and righteous are more powerful than evil; in fact they are indestructible. This is REAL scripture, and not the lies that they wish to pass on to us. In Agelmur they came to demonstrate their evil, and the gods saw it fit to illuminate our issues and our sins. They have shown what will happen if we do not resist, so that we will believe and resist. We must stand together and follow the commands of the Yannian gods, as they plan the divine retribution against all machinations and offspring of Thots, and any and all who enable them. But, those who believe in the divinity of the gods and their holy wisdom, they will rise them and protect them at all times. The gods are standing along side the holy to guide them, while the Thotites tellingly have nothing to guide them, but their own carnal and sinful pleasures. Thus, pray for Agelmur, and the gods are pleased, but warn the Thotites there that their time is coming. Lamentation for the Agelmur, it is done by us. Those who remain there have not forgotten their devotion, because they are hopeful, knowing that divine retribution is coming to liberate them. Blood will spill upon the mausoleum floor, as the living join the ranks of those who have died. The cities will taste ash in their mouths. A thousand tears will fall from broken, heathen faces, for every tear they inflicted upon innocent people. Shameful and embarassing are the Thotites, so much so that they cannot stand tall in the presence of a righteous man, nor can they open their eyes to see such divine light. Our LORD will suck your eyes straight out of your pulsing head. He has come first to Neumi, where the gates of the Ashe sewer flow into the ocean. We must plug that leak first, before their produce trails further into the world. A thousand ships carry the holy and devout, to destroy the evil beasts. Their corpses fly from the sails and sides of ships like flags in the wind. Their blood has painted the vessels, and their bones produce confetti to decorate the air. Oh, and they thought they could attack Tesardya? They have walked right into the staging ground of that state’s largest army, composed of righteous and pious justicars of the Yannian faith. A thousand nations will help defend Tesardya, so that even though many neighbors chose to opportunistically threaten Tesardya as well, the overall result will be victory. Due to its proximity to the lands in question, these Yannian nations easily send holy men across the border to defend Tesardya. That state has one of the largest navies in the west, so it will crush the invaders. Many wars will occur; one in Tesardya of defense, one in the west in offense, and one in the hearts and minds of the holy. Why does the Thotite menace keep making up lies about “human sacrifice”? We are sick of their lies, can they please stop? The entire world is angered by their obnoxious, pseudo-scientific ventures to explain away the Yannian faith. Truly, the Thotites are the ones who practice human sacrifice, on account of them sending their own men on suicide missions every generation, and on account of the multitude of people they constantly slaughter in war. Did they seriously forget that Agelmur was a Yannian colony, or that Bascula peacefully accepted the Yannian faith? Their implausible assertions that so many people were killed in the name of Yannis is laughable, when Yannis is a religion of peace and prosperity. They should be stricken from the annals of history, they should have their lies erased. They should be banned from writing such lies, and soon we will give them that release from this plane. Reading their books when captured is like punching one self in the face. The Yannians at least are decent enough to not rape INNOCENT WOMEN, because Yannis respects women. Unlike the Thotites WE RESPECT WOMEN. Can’t they see that? Their outrage books are filled with lies, but in truth we can see the true actions. It is clear to see that they employ these rapist armies, which come to harm innocent women. STOP, cries women. STOP. We are here to stop you.
  • Yusur Civilization: In the Baesel region, numerous prophets would speak out against the crimes committed by the leaders of the tribes, and their speeches, poems, and sayings are generally collected into works that would form a part of the region’s scripture. In Niset the prophet known as Zaramiseph was a principal figure. He asserted that the leader of the tribe had turned his back from the laws of the Basarelites, and had allowed the worship of foreign gods in the city. In the city’s temple it is said that he housed numerous idols, including those captured by war from Tamunduzan and Alucugathul, in addition to allowing general worship among foreigners of their own gods, which was a crime to Eshel. The Niselites had been corrupted by this conquest and power, and their religious authorities had been bribed to allow such crimes and bless such rulers, asserted the prophet Zaramiseph. And as consequence for these transgressions, Zaramiseph believed that Eshel would bring about divine judgement and destroy Niset, scatter the northern tribes, and send them in exile from the west. Few heeded the words of Zaramiseph, for they believed the north to strong, and protected by the south as a barrier. The ruler in the city came to be Bedonidesh, who despite his great conquests and riches, was called one of the worst rulers by Zaramiseph for his lack of piety. After decades of such problems, prophetic warnings, and little change, retribution eventually came. In the region south of Baesel and southwest of the Uphra Delta, a dynasty known as the Hesushimladuin would come to dominate, and by the time of Zaramiseph they had invaded the Yusur region to conquer Usqema. Their leader became known as Lóphemągilud, adopted the language and customs of the Akinites that he conquered, assimilating into the hierarchy of Usqema. After the subjugation of the Yusur people. Lóphemągilud turned to Baesel. As prophesied, the cities of the region were brought to ruin, and the Baesrelites were scattered across the empire. Lacking a proper navy, the king in Usqema did not sail against the cities across the sea that the Nisetites had colonized, and they became de facto independent. However, soon after the fall of Niset the city-states of the island, that had made peace with them before, turned on the colonies and united much of the south. Centered in Mosbinul, the king Sòsȕimún became the strongest ruler in the region, having been born of Baesrelite, Akinite, and native islander blood.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: News reaches us of the fate of Agelmur, and so the Zelonuma Emiresq decides to attack the Thotites further. Additionally, Tesardya was one of Darna’s and the Zelonuma Emiresq’s oldest allies, even before it was conquered by Niani or Yannis, and due to that alliance the Zelonuma Emiresq sends a large army to aid them. The population of Agelmur was almost entirely Yannian or Darnan, with no Ulmians. The nation was only just founded by Darnan and Yannian settlers, and the Thotites didn’t even know about the nation until their war with Bascula. Before that the nation had little to no contact with Ulmian nations, owing partially to the blockade at the Syresian Straits, and to the heavy oppression such people would face. Thus the assertion from the Thotites that the nation was always partially Ulmian with few Darnans or Yannians is clear fabrication to cover up their genocide. It is obvious that they simply desired to conquer territory and slaughter its people, and targeted a non-Ulmian, Yannian nation to do so. The fact that they are now ransacking, vandalizing, and demolishing temples and other structures “with permission” is laughable. Considering that Yannian provinces of the state would have been 99% Yannian, it is inconceivable that the population would allow the demolition of their own temples and buildings. Their conquests are shameful and uncalled for, and it is hoped that the world will condemn such actions. We lend the entirety of our navy and army, other than those guarding the homeland and coast, to immediately aid the next nation that the Thotites crave.
  • Thïgæ: Thaiva's (Taivaie) ambassador is successful in securing trade with Thïgæ, as well as Qeran trade for cinammon and nutmeg. Gecnevedessar is let go, on the condition that he cede the previously Vhaynosï colony to Thïgæ, which Thï soldiers were actively used in capturing. (Mod Response Needed). Expansion efforts on the mainland continue in the north and east. Islands east of the southern islands are claimed. Ties with Sonaredar continue to grow, along with Jodanpanan. With literally no unclaimed rural lands near the rivers, both coastal regions and urbanization are put into play. A city is built at the base of the northeastern mountains, and another is built at the curve of the main river. Exploration continues east, west, and south. The canal system continues being built, solving the fresh water crisis for many in the southeast and north, contributing to the increase of rural farmers heading to inland areas with irrigated land.

Telachitul Republic: With the aftermath of the conquest of the north to deal with, the new ruler sets to work. To start, he starts to bring in the outer territories of the Republic closer to the republic economically and culturally. This is done both by establishing Telachitul towns at key locations, and generally increasing trade and spreading the growing Icrodel religion to the new territory. He hopes that by improving the quality of life in the new territories, during his reign he can expand the new land from merely territorial holdings to a proper part of the Republic. This philosophy is also applied to the Republics expanding borders, with Niise striving to keep the entire region culturally unified. In this vein, he also begins constructing a system of roads to bring the empire closer together. Most of the development happens in the core of the empire, but roads connect notable locations from the outer territories directly to Itochitul. However, for most coastal cities, the sea remains a much more efficient route of travel. In addition to the infrastructure development, Niise uses the annual tribute paid by the northerners to fund the formalization of the republican military. Most of these funds are for the creation of a navy, with a small fleet of ships built in Idolchitul and across the bay in Idolmere. Most of these ships aren't permanently manned by troops, but they remain close enough to the capital to be ready on short notice. In addition, the actual army is reorganized. Niise builds his standing army to 2,000 professional soldiers, and an additional 4,000 semi-professional troops who don't actively serve, but are available on the Itotela's command. in addition, every town has to have 1/30th of its population ready to fight if need be, and 1/15th in the event of a major war. Individual towns are expected to decide who serves and equip them, but are paid a stipend by the republican government to cover this. With the new land to tax and the wealth brought by pillaging parts of the northerners territory, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury. In addition, the glut of trade provides Niise with another source of revenue to tax. Niise continues to promote the religion Icrodel, which has not become an important institution in the republic. Notably, temples exist in every major town, with a large central temple beginning to be built in Idolchitul. The religion also begins to send missionaries to both the newly conquered territory and to areas Niise wishes to expand to in the north, hoping to export both the religion and culture of the republic. With the Eveivel, Kutelaseem, and Velta serving as the main texts, the religion of Icrodel continues to grow, mostly in core republic territory. The religion continues to gain in popularity with the populace. Niise continues to work to expand north rapidly along the coastline With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition, several coastal settlements in the north, and new settlement situated on the big lake to the north continue to grow. Iron working, especially for weapons, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitates relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading. After the sucessful venture north, Niise decides to have the colony expand to encompass the lake it is set on, as well as to the east, hoping to bring the entire region under Republic control. With the population expanding, a census is ordered, and heavily invested in.

  • Mesallian Culture: The nation of Edom would return its soldiers from Agelmur after Mouri Empire completed its conquests, bringing stories of the atrocities that took place. Then, although not entirely unexpected, the Mouri also invaded Iouneosas, causing many to become angry at the Mouri government. The Edomite government refused to fully commit to a war against the Mouri, although many Edomites would volunteer in the war anyway, and instead the Edomite army was tasked with defending the small amount of territory in the east it had occupied. In Syres the state is well on board with the actions of the Mouri Empire. As such an army is sent to Agelmur to ensure that order is established. The Syresian government has no quarrel with legal religions, including the Yannian faith, so it feels no need to specifically massacre all Yannians. At least in areas occupied by Syres, they are left alone, as it is expected that will allow for much easier governance than trying to outright destroy their culture as well so quickly. The Syresian navy also is sent to aid the Mouri in attacking Tesardya, with a small army accompanying the invasion. This is more controversial, as the nation of Tesardya had been a trading partner of Syres since time immemorial, and they aren’t seen as a major threat to the nation. Nevertheless, the fleet is sent to aid our ally, while diplomats are sent to hopefully end the war before anything disastrous occurs.
  • Empire of Grosserdrachenia: Imperator Halifacs takes time to raise his son, Halifacs II to become the next great leader for Drachenia. Maximilian Hardburgh rises up within the army to become a mid level ranked leader. As the Hardburgh family turns the trading hub of the Sudlands into their area of dominance, the Kross family, the third richest family within the empire fight against them. Shara Hardburgh and Harlem Kross have a marriage behind the family's back and the feud comes to an end. Both families had their wealth and status lowered as not as many people were willing to deal with them due to the insecurity of supplies being tampered with or sabotaged. More settlements are made to the north in Drachenia while more people settle in already claimed territory. The Sudlands settlement also see further expansion with more roads. The reports hold to be true with pockets of gold and silver discovered in the north. Gems like Diamond are also found near hilly areas likely brought upon by the now dormant volcanoes. Jonnes grows further as it makes its wealth from raw goods and resources plus an ever so popularized pottery with vases and utensils becoming more popular and demanded upon due to their increasing affordability and availability. Exploration abroad in the south is made while in the northern seas, the same is done. Ship building also continues as more shipyards are made to handle our navy with 30 more ships. 15 messaging and ten transport with five assault sailboats.
  • Sillan Republic: The Cabeza nominates a prominent General by the name of Aoguza as her successor. Meanwhile, the Seven Apostles convene in Silas for further theological discussion, and to affirm the city's religious primacy. The debate on two topics: the ordination of males (which is rare, but regardless, not explicitly prohibited) and the exact nature of Cixi. In regards to the latter, they adopt three doctrines: Cixi was born human, that is, being a soul trapped within the confines of the body; her role as the Anointed One and Savior of Humanity was already selected, deliberately, prior to her birth; due to her unique position within humanity, upon her death she did not have to undergo divine judgment and ascended directly to Heaven, thus, making her apparent resurrection was an illusion (with spectators simply seeing her soul). In conjuction with the latter, they emphasize to new converts that Cixi was not the literal daughter of God, but that is simply an epithet due to her "adoption" by Her. In regards to male ordination, the Seven Apostles agree to regulate the practice due to the "inherent orientation of the male sex toward sin" – only permitting males to acquire the position of deacon. However, this is viewed by some skeptics as ironic, as one of the Seven Apostles (Andrias) is a male himself. To address this, they except him, and already ordained males, from the ban. Due to rejection by some Ulmist orthodox sects and the growing population of converts (it is estimated that the number of Cixites as a proportion of the total population has quadrupled), several more financially well-endowed members of the Church fund the construction of new basilicas and temples (the distinction is that the latter are explicitly for worship, while the former are much larger and priestesses may confer rites there).

781-790

In the regions of Agelmur and Bascula there is large scale organized resistance to the Mouri, especially after they tear down Yannian temples in a predominately Yannian region, and after the Mouri send the majority of their forces elsewhere. In the Kingdom of Iouneosas the Mouri are successful in conquering the state.

Explorers dispatched by the nation of Melia find the northern jungles more difficult to traverse, but nonetheless, they discover a northern coast and a city-state known as Oserum, which offers to trade with the Melians.

The nation of Dholbalan declines the offer from the Qerans, stating that the southern river is too vital to their nation, and houses a large portion of their population.

A large number of tribes angered by the strangely harsh practices of Taivaie, primarily south and east of the nation, ally with the nation of Misesham when Taivaie sends an armed force into the region. Its 2,000 man army is killed or captured by the tribes, who refuse to do business with Taivaie until they change their aggressive behavior.

The tribe of Gecnevedessar rejects the request from Thïgæ, stating that they own the entire south continent, and any people of Thïgæ who enter the continent will be killed immediately. They secure an alliance with the Vytians, in which a small number of Vytian traders are allowed to the lands each year for the purpose of selling weapons and other goods.

The attack against Tesardya, in which the Mouri Empire, Syres, and their allies, attack Tesardya, and allies from the Zelonuma Emiresq and the western Yannian state, results in a decisive victory for Tesardya. The Mouri suffer 14,030 casualties, the Syresians suffer 5,600 casualties, their allies from Bascula and Agelmur suffer 3,000 casualties, Tesardya suffers 4,000 casualties, the Darnans suffer 3,570 casualties, and the Yannians suffer 3,010 casualties.

It is discovered that the Zedumari across the desert are increasingly hostile to foreigners, in the name of protecting their ancient art and monopoly on their warriors, and so any traveler belonging to the Mouri Empire or elsewhere is turned away before they can enter the far off lands of Ondon.


  • Mouri Empire: Emperor Vanden II "the Pious" decided to relax the administration in Bascula and Agelmurr, and pursue a more peaceful prosylatization over the former Yannian population. After fully rebuilding all their cities and buildings with free volunteers of the Ulmian church, the Apostles to the region focused on preaching in the major cities and higher densities of population. One monastery was constructed in the capital of Bascula, which to this day is the oldest monastery on the continent of Yannia. A native tradition of philosophy in these two kingdoms were also pursued, allowing the public school system to be run by the native Ulmian population. A great library, in the style of Azoz and Iskandaria, was constructed in the capital of Agelmurr. Any philosophers who were Yannian converts would share their testimony in this institution. Ever since the times of emperor Iskandar, women had been allowed in some capacity to participate in the military, in the process of integrating the Edomite cavalry. Of course, the patriarchal society of Mouria would continue to see the military dominated by men for many years, either out of social norms or due to natural differences between the sexes. However, gradually over time women's presence in the military became more liberal. Orlena, the first female general in recorded history of Mouri, replaced Agenor as commanding the military outposts in Agelmurr. She pulled the military from Tesardya to maintain a strong defense of the nation from the east, constructing several of the largest fortresses in the region along the border. The naval defenses along the eastern coasts and the capital were also strengthened. In light of the female military administration of this time, it's evident that Yannian sources on "disrespecting women" is surely implausible and should be stricken from the record. Oranamou the Navigator, having failed in his mission to the southern desert, decided instead to chart out the greater spice trade to the far east. He spent quite a while in the capital of the Silla Republic, and it is his voyage that is usually attributed to the largest cultural exchange between the two empires, including tacos, cakes, and the game of chess. He acquired maps and general tips of navigation from the Sillans, and continued on his voyage further in the east. He wanted first to track across the desert, importing 20 Zedumari warriors and 12 camel riders with him to make contact with the legendary nations of Makuku, Mohajaro, or Qaaryat. Having returned from that, he then pressed north along the coast to make diplomacy to the legendary nations of Berbera or Gahren, whichever he is able to find. In his old age, Emperor Vanden began to consider his current alliance with the kingdom of Edom, seeing as they have not proven to be as helpful against the wars in Yannis as they had previously promised. Alternatively, he could support the claim of his sister, Arenia, as claimant to the throne of Edom in order to exert closer control. For now, appreciation is shown for our ally by delivering fresh new corn cakes to the court in Edom. Furthermore, as one of his last acts as emperor, Vanden sponsored the reconstruction of the Museum wing in the Library of Isknadaria, to be updated with records and artifacts of Edom's most recent rulers and rich history in their relationship to Mouri
  • Holy Empire of Hythus: Years 468-477 Since the Return of Hythus. Emperor Hystalus and Empress Laylia, as joint rulers, continue the bureaucratic and administrative reforms of the last decade, expanding the professional envoy core to nearly 1,000 leyarechs. The process for appointing these imperial servants becomes a rigorous series of tests to measure dedication to the emperor, knowledge of mathematics, knowledge of religious texts, and proficiency in both Gytan and Mythan dialects. These representatives are also taught in martial combat, including the axe, sword, and bow. The centralization of power around this bureaucracy grants the empire increasing administrative efficiency and greater tax revenue. The decision to stop expanding the navy and maintain the current size is made in an effort to balance the demands of the sea and land. At 28 Triremes, 40 Trihemiolia, and 32 longships the fleet remains a powerful force in the region, and significantly larger than many others. The empire experiences a period of continuing prosperity goods from across the empire, spices from the south, and luxuries from the north all flow from Mythas to the ports of Silla, Exhula, and others. The colony of Lyrasia continues to grow, rapidly integrating natives through the threat of violence and the promise of wealth. The initial colonial city, Lyras, develops into a regional trade hub with a good natural harbor augmented by the construction of breakwaters and a small lighthouse. By the end of the decade all of the oceanic coast of the island is under loose imperial control. Old-Hythia grows massively in wealth as exports and imports flow totally unhindered up and down the Tythies. Old-Mythadia also benefits thanks to the export of goods from upriver, as well as the expansion of ports. Mythas, the capital grows swiftly and a grand administrative plaza is built with a leyarech college, several meeting halls, a treasury building, and a grand reception hall, all of which re built over the course of the decade. These buildings house the new bureaucratic elements of government, as well as serve as the center of the military-industrial system used in Hythia to wage prolonged wars against the Saemonites of old. The Iron Bank of Hythia establishes itself as the premier lender of the region. Irian, Qaryaati, Algeorgian, Jyazradid, and many other merchants all use the bank to raise the capital they need for trade or other ventures. The exploration fleet is sold off to merchants as swift vessels for perishable goods. Agricultural production increases due to the expansion of farmlands, the use of human, bovine, and equestrian excrement to enrich the already fertile volcanic soil. More canals and tythoruses are constructed for irrigation. Crop-rotation strategies become firmly entrenched and are effectively universal. The population grows immensely due to increased wealth and nutrition. The policy of land-grants is re-instituted and settlement of the south accelerates. Dozens of small cities and towns spring up across the south, located near the natural springs and minor streams that dot the landscape. Networks of roads are constructed as the settlers go, linking together these settlements and spreading administrative institutions as they go. Public granaries, long the staple of Gytan and later Hythian cities are built across the empire by municipal governments of small and large cities alike. The opening of diplomatic ties with the Halati leads to a unique relationship forming between the tribe and the empire. Previous interactions with other tribes always resulted in violence, but the efforts to secure peace lead to a prosperous trade relation between the tribesmen who lack advanced ironworking, as well as most luxuries, but possess a variety of interesting mountain medicinal plants. Additionally, the tribe introduces a domesticated (non-toxic) species of almond tree that becomes a favorite for both its decorative and nutritional uses. The tribes are introduced to the worship of Hythus, which mirrors a god in their pantheon known as Iathals. Traders from the empire spread faith in Hythus to the tribe indirectly with some of the upper-class converting.
  • Tsardom of Algeorgia: We establish our second colony which we name Dodoville. A man clad in feathers and tar throws himself off a cliff thinking he's a bird. The man obviously dies but gets an honorary funeral. To ensure our technological area moves forward the tsar sends an offer to Qaaryaat to create the Algeorgian-Qaryaatian research Ministry. (QARYAAT RESPONSE NEEDED)
    • Qaryaati Dip: King Najeb agrees to create a joint research ministry.
  • Taivaie: How DARE the INSOLENT Tiiflings disobey our command? Indeed, how dare they attack and slay fine men of Taivaie? Though men of the Taivas heritage are unquestionably superior to a Tiifling, they greatly outnumbered our force, and thus overcame the stalwart defence. 'Tis no matter. We are MEN OF TAIVAIE, not birds that one may command at will and disregard entirely! So we assemble a force of TEN THOUSAND of our FINEST WARRIORS to reduce them to corpses littered on the ground. The party crosses the Quya river, and massacres the tribe on the other side. But as we are not savages like Tiiflings, the remaining tribes are offered subjugation a second time, to demonstrate Gilvas' endless mercy. Those who show some semblance of wisdom are granted a place in the glorious nation of Taivaie, and the enlightenment that follows. Those with less brains are slaughtered, often slowly. Any organized resistance is met with the formed-up forces. Entire tribes are eliminated, because with the lack of wisdom they show, they are wasting the food they consume. Gilvas delegates this task to his general, Leanith of Kasvival. After five years, Leanith is allowed to retire from military life in favor of Rosean, his nephew-in-law. This continues.
  • Telachitul Republic: With the aftermath of the conquest of the north to deal with, the new ruler sets to work. To start, he starts to bring in the outer territories of the Republic closer to the republic economically and culturally. This is done both by establishing Telachitul towns at key locations, and generally increasing trade and spreading the growing Icrodel religion to the new territory. He hopes that by improving the quality of life in the new territories, during his reign he can expand the new land from merely territorial holdings to a proper part of the Republic. This philosophy is also applied to the Republics expanding borders, with Niise striving to keep the entire region culturally unified. In this vein, he also begins constructing a system of roads to bring the empire closer together. Most of the development happens in the core of the empire, but roads connect notable locations from the outer territories directly to Itochitul. However, for most coastal cities, the sea remains a much more efficient route of travel. In addition to the infrastructure development, Niise uses the annual tribute paid by the northerners to fund the formalization of the republican military. Most of these funds are for the creation of a navy, with a small fleet of ships built in Idolchitul and across the bay in Idolmere. Most of these ships aren't permanently manned by troops, but they remain close enough to the capital to be ready on short notice. In addition, the actual army is reorganized. Niise builds his standing army to 2,000 professional soldiers, and an additional 4,000 semi-professional troops who don't actively serve, but are available on the Itotela's command. in addition, every town has to have 1/30th of its population ready to fight if need be, and 1/15th in the event of a major war. Individual towns are expected to decide who serves and equip them, but are paid a stipend by the republican government to cover this. With the new land to tax and the wealth brought by pillaging parts of the northerners territory, annual taxes again swell the nation's treasury. In addition, the glut of trade provides Niise with another source of revenue to tax. Niise continues to promote the religion Icrodel, which has not become an important institution in the republic. Notably, temples exist in every major town, with a large central temple beginning to be built in Idolchitul. The religion also begins to send missionaries to both the newly conquered territory and to areas Niise wishes to expand to in the north, hoping to export both the religion and culture of the republic. With the Eveivel, Kutelaseem, and Velta serving as the main texts, the religion of Icrodel continues to grow, mostly in core republic territory. The religion continues to gain in popularity with the populace. Niise continues to work to expand north rapidly along the coastline With the republic thoroughly dominating the coast both militarily and economically, a few settlements continue to grow, attracting both republican citizens and foreigners. In particular, a significant settlement directly across the bay from Itochitul (the capital) continues to experience significant growth, mostly because of its convenience as a docking location for both merchant and naval ships. The colony's location makes it a useful place to manage both colonization and trade along the coast. In addition, several coastal settlements in the north, and new settlement situated on the big lake to the north continue to grow. Iron working, especially for weapons, trade, and ship building continue to thrive as the main industries of Itochitul, the capital city. Ship building is particularly important, as it allows for large scale transport of goods along the coast, which in turn facilitates relatively quick colonization, as well as further trading. After the successful venture north, Niise decides to have the colony expand to encompass the lake it is set on, as well as to the east, hoping to bring the entire region under Republic control. In addition, he sends a second expedition north, this one to the tip of the peninsula north of the republic. After we make contact with a new neighbor to the north, we ask to exchange maps of the world via envoy. [PLAYER RESPONSE]
  • Yannis Empire: There is great celebration, because the holy and righteous have come together, and they have shown the Thotites their errors. The Yannians have destroyed the Thotites, and have utterly embarassed them. It has been demonstrated that in a real battle their makeshift soldiers are utterly and completely useless. Their rebellious domain is hardly tangible, as it is held together by twine. Their armies are ravenous packs of animals, which are no match for mankind and humanity. What a laughable fantasy, to think that animals could rule the world. They were made to serve humanity, and their attempt to be equal to a human has been completely shattered. Brave Tesardya, that nation has held on against their wanton aggression, is celebrated as a quality nation. In the dark forests of the west, Agelmur was the innocent child lost in the wilderness, and the Thotite animals preyed on them to feast. But when wolves wander into civilization to attempt to topple strong adult men and women, they are easily destroyed. Thus it is obvious that children should come to Yannis for protection, and the most pious should shelter them. The innocent nations will be nurtured and nourished from the teat of Yannis, so that they grow strong. They will feast on the Thotite beasts and destroy those malnourished weaklings. Cursed Thotites, when will they learn? They send their beings to the slaughterhouse and we easily slaughter them. They arrive at Yannian heaven only to find they are not welcome, so they are cast out for their insolence. Those who lead such beings, who are too unintelligent to know any better, are greatly more sinful. Those leaders knowingly condemn all those beings to death and no salvation, and that is reprehensible.
  • Zelonuma Emiresq: The victory in Tesardya becomes an important battle in the nation’s history. Reinvigorated by the success, the nation continues to send soldiers and aid to the ally of Tesardya. The navy of the Zelonuma Emiresq patrols the sea. All Thotite ships are to be hunted down and destroyed or captured, to hurt their navy before they can attack again. Any supply ships or trade ships are also destroyed or captured, and the Thotites are to be removed from the sea. An army is sent to defend the southern coast of the nation, incase the Thotites should try to attack us next by land. They patrol the region of Agelmur, trying to help as many people as possible, and to combat the rogue Thotite warlords roaming and killing random people.
  • Nura Gakan: Ni Gao the Third is picked as the new leader of the Gakan. Ulrom becomes the organized polytheisic religious center of the Gakan. This leads to the formation of three idols for the three main gods (Vangar: The god of strength/Dun: God of peace/Ogkut: God of the intelligent). The Nura Gakan religion begins to adopt a holy order mostly expanded by Oral tradition, but this begins to phase out as attempts to study the religion is expanded to the Holy Men of the Gakan. Olama begins to form on the two-river region mostly used as a de facto trade center of the state, placed at the head of the river delta.Ft. Thots is expanded with construction of walls around the fort. Mines begin taking shape in the mountain regions. Naval raiding begins to become a more acceptable form of warfare within the Gakani people, this is mostly support and backed up by the Naval expansion across the Two Rivers. The mines begin to take a new form as the demand for iron is picked up (which is used by the army to flex/kill foes and the formation of new weapons.) Gakani farmers begin setting up farms and things of that sort by the Two-River Region. Trade becomes more and more important causing Ulum to form a navy to protect trade ships up and down the river. We begin to send more settlers toward newly expanded land upon the hope of expanding the Gurkani people and loyalty to the Gak. We begin a military push toward the many rivers below our nation in the hope of expanding the farmlands of the Nura Gakan.
  • Thïgæ: The insolence of Desargæ is uncouth. Thïgæ spent valued military memebers helping them fight for the area, and yet they betray the state that helped them and don't give any compensation. The lost cause that they are will be found another day; for now, the lives of the citizens are more important. Due to the rivers of the region all being used, irrigation canals and urbanization are used extensively. Irrigation canals continue being built, branching out in the east and north, leading to more inland areas become rural. Urban cities spring up along the rivers, one just northwest of the mining settlement, and another on the split of the river north of the lake. Autharzm continues to develop into maturity, encouraging education in religous buildings named Zylins, and stressing the virtues of honesty, loyalty, and genorosity. Sonaredar is once again offered a royal marriage, this time with the first born son of Rovthk I. Exploration continues in the Zera (Qera) area, in the east, and near the southern continent.
  • Friorian Culture: With water travel by boat, some small expansion is made up the river in terms of discoverying and searching for other neighboring realms. A period of inter-culture wars starts. 
  • Yusur Civilization: The reign of Lóphemągilud in Usqema proved prosperous, paving the way for the Nągilud Dynasty that succeeded him. The empire of Lóphemągilud would become the largest empire in the history of the region up to that point, with the rulers in Usqema ruling over a region from the Uphra Delta to Baesel to the far southwest. The Baesrelites were largely scattered around the empire, with many being brought to Usqema and beyond as slave labor. As such the period would be known as the Usqema Exile, and the foretold disaster that the prophets of Baesel forewarned of. The region of the west would be settled by the Yusur and others, intermingling with the Baesrelites that remained in the region. They would rebuild the cities, but also lay the foundations for new infrastructure connecting the differing regions. In the seas of the north the Usqema authority did not extend to the various island kingdoms. Instead the island nation of Obeneshocul would develop into an important maritime power, as did Mosbinul further north. Over the next decade the various island kingdoms would compete heavily for hegemony over the northern sea, with the aforementioned two kingdoms being joined by the nations of Tamunduzan in the southwest, Zsuca in the northeast, and Pesdemod north of Obeneshocul. These states would all content over the northernmost island, with its native kingdoms caught in between. In this chaos, a king known as Xóclemuli would become the dominant force in the center of the island. Facing pressure on all sides by the maritime powers of the Yusur Sea, Xóclemuli would consolidate control around the city of Viyodą and create a native kingdom independent of their influences. Likewise, on the northeast most island a kingdom would be founded known as Syámaduphor.
  • Empire of Grosserdrachenia: Imperator Halifacs presents the idea of establishing a tightly knitted road network through the sudlands and loosely held territories of Drachenia to promote a stronger presence of control and ease of transportation and so it is put to action. A minor eruption occurs from the volcano to the north of Jonnes. Ash coats the city. This ash helps crops grow out east due to it increasing soil fertility once cleared from the leaves and the air. Expansion of the Sudlands and Drachenia continue as more people are open to northern settlements with people establishing fishing communities and other communities to gather resources for sale. Exploration abroad in the south continues while in the northe, exploration west is made.
  • Mesallian Culture: In Edom the region of Hesamena II continued, and she proved to be a capable leader. Under her leadership the army would see increased training and expansion, utilizing more mobile units for increased flexibility on the battlefield. Having taken over important shipyards in the east such as Nerimos, the navy also expanded considerably as well. This was possibly in response to the growth of the Mouri Empire, whose recover likely threatened the nation, especially given the nation’s possession of people they thought could claim the throne of Edom should Hesamena II not do what they wanted, despite their alliance often times being in place. Edom would also increase its efforts toward colonizing the southern extent of the Meran River, leading to increased contact with the nations of the south. During the reign of Hesamena II the Edomite provincial system would formally be extended to the southern border, with the city of Hesama being a major settlement in the region. At the same time the nation of Edom preserved its alliance with Erasidon, while also making alliances with other Mesallian nations of the region, and even the Kingdom of Ephenus. The Kingdom of Gabatria continued its dispute with the nation fo Meshwati, as it claimed the islands that Meshwati held influence over. After its successful wars with Erasidon opened the door to Mesallas, the nation of Syres would ally with Meshwati, who was one of its main trade partners. Gabatria’s alliance extended to several cities of the Melopenes, making war between the two powers seem imminent. The states of the Melopenes would launch their invasion of Meshwati in the year of the 145th Jafiad (Year 780), while at the same time the Kingdom of Gabatria launched its invasion of Naro. Early defeats would place Meshwati on the brink of surrender, despite successes at sea, in which they defeated the Gabatrians at the Battle of Naro. Syres would dispatch an army to the region which helped turn the tide, defeating the Gabatrian Alliance at the Battle of Capanos early in the following year. The rest of the year would be spent fighting at sea, in which the Syresians managed to gain the upperhand at Haphorus and Skiron. The war would officially conclude in the year of the 146th Jafiad (Year 784), breaking up the Gabatrian Alliance, and paving the way for Syres to add certain cities of the Melopenes to their sphere. At the same time the Kingdom of Erasidon would fight a war in the Gudumanes. With most Mesallian nations distracted in the east, Erasidon would successfully take Sericolis in the fourth year of the Jafiad, effectively giving them full control over the peninsula.
  • Melia: It seems we have come across another city! They seem more friendly to us, but are unfortunately just out of reach for us to reasonably invade, we however do ask Oserum if they know any other realms like ours and agree to trade, much to the dismay of Vakal. However, we do ask because we must know if there are realms that we can attack ourselves. The army continues drilling as we must be ready for an invasion. Vakal, seeing the expedition as somewhat of a failure despite meeting this new city, decides we should explore more. The gods don't see anything wrong with this, so we explore past the big mountain to our east, where a more traversable treeland lies. If we don't find a reasonable target soon, we may resort to... desperate measures.

791-800

The invasion by Taivaie across the Quya River causes the allied tribes preparing for such an attack to spring into action. They are accompanied by an army from Misesham as well, which marches to fight the attackers. This results in a decisive defeat for Taivaie, with the nation of Taivaie suffering 4,050 casualties, Misesham suffering 800 casualties, and the tribes suffering a combined 1,100 casualties.

The nation of Nesondon and its Zedumari warrior class comes under threat by a series of nations surrounding the upstart nation. Despite these odds the nation manages to defend itself, even defeating the Anakadeham Empire in battle in the far south. This paves the way for the nation’s future growth in the region.

Explores in the far west from, sent by the nation of Thïgæ toward Qera and Sillas, discover the island nations of Tybus (purple), Chrystalia (brown), and Syámaduphor (blue).

After the death of Gecnevedessar, his descendants continue their staunch protection of their lands, expanding all the northern coast. They establish a city along the river, which they name Gesan.

The nation of Personia is invaded by the Yazradid Empire, with the invaders successfully subjugating the nation. A vassal kingdom is formed similar to the arrangement with Ri’kiva, while Yazradid vassals expand into the region around the nation.

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