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A Tryst with Destiny

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by adhiraj.bose, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. Moai_Spammer

    Moai_Spammer Nihilandros

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    ooo Sanskrit. Much india Such wow

     
  2. adhiraj.bose

    adhiraj.bose Deity

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    The King of Magadh looked on the map of the mahajanapads which covered a vast area from the Sindhu river to the Ganga's eastern edge.

    This was perhaps the largest empire on earth, and all of it was under the suzerainty of Magadh. There was now a need to plan ahead and the King would turn to his council.

    He would charge the council with a necessary task. To formulate a plan which would be put into motion over the next 160 years to lead Bharat ahead in the world.

    It is time the council sat and discussed what should be done for the next 20 turns. You must frame proposals which I will decide to implement. This will go into the next update.
     
  3. Moai_Spammer

    Moai_Spammer Nihilandros

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    can i get a screenshot of the tech tree, military advisor screen, and a general screenshot of india?
     
  4. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    Yeah. We need all the info we can get.


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  5. adhiraj.bose

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    On request from the King's Council, the report on the state of affairs of the Mahajanapadas has been prepared :

    Tech tree :

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    Demographics :

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    Best cities :

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    Tech rankings :

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    Power ranking :

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    Map of the Empire :

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    Military Advisor's report ;

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  6. adhiraj.bose

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    Go over these reports carefully. You have 24 hours to come up with a plan for the next 20 turns. Don't fail me.

    ~ Srutunjaya, King of Magadh, overlord of Bharat.
     
  7. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    Where pagan is eventually founded there are elephants right?
     
  8. Moai_Spammer

    Moai_Spammer Nihilandros

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    Ok

    research metal casing and horseback riding

    build 1 more worker, 2 more archers, and 1 settler to settle Mumbai
    and try to get elephants/galleys so we can capture Pagan later
     
  9. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    Will the city where the horses, cotton, and gems are to the West flip to Persia? Also, won't Mumbai flip to the Chola?
     
  10. Moai_Spammer

    Moai_Spammer Nihilandros

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    Mumbai doesn't flip to chola's

    England does get conquerors for it, however. But as long as you have rifles England is no threat.

    Also, the city-that-should-have-been-lahore-but-instead-he-settled-above-the-marble does not flip to perisa
     
  11. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    I mean that city where the chariots are. And oh okay that makes sense.
     
  12. Moai_Spammer

    Moai_Spammer Nihilandros

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    yeah, that's the city im talking about :p

    it's directly above where Lahore normally is, on the indus

    it doesn't flip
     
  13. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    Okay then I would recommend colonizing that city where the chariots are so you can take the horses and gems for you empire. Then, once you have at least one archer in each city, take all your warriors and put them together as you main invasion force for when you get to upgrade them to other units.
     
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    Moai_Spammer Nihilandros

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    ohhhhh

    i thought you were talking about the city on the indus, not one in afghanistan

    Afghanistan does flip to Persia, and the Mughals, and It gets attacks by Seljuks and Mongols.

    Also, it will overlap way to much with our city on the Indus

    India is a culture giant, trust me, we will get the resources within a few border pops
     
  15. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    Then I retract my earlier statement :p Ok, how about we do colonize Mumbai but instead of building needless archers for now we develop the cities with more buildings.
     
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    it depends what buildings we have

    I don't really care actually, just build library's and then the military units :lol:

    Spoiler :
    FOR SCIENCE!
     
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    After much thought and careful consideration. I have decided upon the course of action to take. I assume that the council is unanimous on three questions of policy :

    1) To expand into the South and colonize the western coast of the peninsula.

    2) To expand the workforce to improve the the lands of the janapadas.

    3) To improve the cities of our empire and focus on researching horseback riding and metal casting techniques.

    Where the council is not agreed upon :

    1) To expand westward and establish a janapada beyond the boundaries of Gandhar where horses and gems are found.

    On this I will agree with Acharya Mukteshwar ( Moai ). There is no need to go beyond the lands of Bharata, she is vast and plentiful enough. Besides, the culture of Takshashila will be enough to convince the majority of Gandhara to come under the protection of Bharata. We will focus instead on expanding the size of the janapada of Takshashila and bring Gandhar under our rule.

    2) On expanding the army.

    We are already the second most powerful military force in the world, however our army is composed largely of club wielding warriors. This will not do ! We must be ready to defend our people in the face of adversaries from the East and West. For this we need more divisions of archers. On this point I accept Acharya Mukteshwar's plan to form two additional divisions of archers. One division shall be sent with the colonizers to the South.

    However, Acharya Nagabhatt's proposal is not without merit. It is of little use to keep building a vast army with no rivals to conquer. Our enemies hitherto have only been wild bandits from the hills of Persia. Our cities are little more than agglomerations of people. There are cities in this world where great masterpieces of architecture have been made. Rumours have come to us that the Babylonians have built a massive 'hanging garden' cleansing their waters and keeping their people healthy. We can't keep lagging behind everyone else. The palace of Pataliputra has given it fame, but more must be built to enhance its glory.

    For this reason, I accept both Acharya Mukteshwar's and Acharya Nagabhatt's proposals. I shall first build the military divisions and recruit colonizers. Then we set on building libraries, ashrams and temples. The latter especially, since there is a clamor from the brahmins to build places of worship where they can practice their rituals properly and offer prayers. For this reason it is, that brahmins throughout the realm have been perfecting the rules of priesthood.

    Let it be written in my edict ! That every city shall have a library for storing books, an ashram for preaching and meditating and a temple for worship !

    Let it be known throughout the realm ! That once brahmins have completed their research of priesthood, to put their learning to uncover the secrets of Metal Casting and horseback riding.

    I, King Srutunjaya, first of his name, King of Magadh and overlord of Bharat, declare the council dismissed on this hour!

     
  18. CaterpillarKing

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    Yay! All hail King Srutunjaya!
     
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    Long Live the King!
     
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    King Srutunjaya had established the workings of a new system of rule. The king would rule by the principles of 'rajdharma' and it would be his council of brahmins who ensured adherence to the 'rajdharma'. The council of King Srutunjaya would be the first council established by a king of Magadh. They had mandated the expansion of the empire and the improvement of the cities of the mahajanapadas. To this effect the King sent out messengers across the realm and built edicts which would detail his commandments.

    Hindu culture and religion expanded in the West with the borders of Takshashila now covering all of the regions of Gandhar.

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    A new archer division which was already being trained in the town of Varanasi was completed at the same time that a section of the shudras of Dilli were forced into the expanded workforce.

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    This would be the first time that any king would force a section of the population to work against its will.

    It is the will of the gods and their messenger Manu, that humanity would be divided into four castes. From the mouth of brahma came the brahmin, from his arms came the warrior Kshatriya, from his thighs came the hard working Vaishya, and from his feet came the wretched of the earth, the Shudras. 1/3rd of the population of all the janapadas were shudra, another 1/3rd Vaishya, 1/10th Kshatriya and the remainder brahmin. In Dilli, 1/3rd of its population was forced out to join the workers at the quarries of Takshashila.

    Around 3000 shudras were driven out of their homes and shanties and sent to join their kin to the quarries of Takshashila. The additional workforce hastened the construction of the quarries and made it possible to mine the marble to the deserts of the west.

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    In the meantime, in the distant lands to beyond Babylon, explorers were searching for new lands. Tales were heard from Greeks of a vast and fertile land of plenty which stretched for many leagues to the West. Lands which the Greeks dreamt of colonizing. There were tribes here who had settled on the banks of rivers which were said to be as great as our own Ganga ! On the hilly plateaus of the connecting land, our explorer travelled up to the borders of the Greek city of Byzantion.

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    Around this time, an unseemly incident happened at the royal court. King Srutunjaya was an ambitious man, and in his ambition he pursued the secret to immortality. A mysterious medicine man had come to the court of Pataliputra with an elixir which he claimed would grant him immortality. King Srutunjaya would take this elixir every day and every night, once before bed, and once after supper. Far from giving the king eternal life, it made him a cripple in his later years. Unable to bear the humiliation it bore, the king took his own life, but not before leaving a legacy to his successors.

    The future kings of Magadh, the sons of Srutunjaya would keep their father's legacy for the years to come, including the decisions of the first council.
     

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