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Dawn of Russians

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by citis, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. citis

    citis Chieftain

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    Contents table:
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    • Introduction and interaction What is this story about and how you can interact. Better see my signature.
    • History books, learn history of Russia
      • Muscovian era, follow Ivan making Muscovy the dominant power of Russia
      • Tsarish era, follow Peter making Russia the most important Empire in the world
      • Imperial era, follow Catherine crushing Russia's enemies and creating the biggest empire in history
      • Constitutional era, follow Nikolas II, as he struggles to make Russia a modern and strong state
    • Political movements, revolutions and referendums the political history of Russia
      • During peace: Movement and revolutions that changed forever the face of Russian polity
      • Military mobilisations: Urgent measures taken to ensure Russia's survival
    • Proceedings of councils and elections Russia never was shaped by one person. See the opinions, advices and decisions of the decentralised power.
    • Russian law: The laws and bills that shape Russia in constitutional era.
    • Other public documents Regional libraries, Newspapers, state reports, letters, documents that explain the motives and the events better than the best historian.
      • Civil war documents Documents that describe in detail this turbulent period
      • Coup d'etat documents Speeches and public impact of coup d'etat
    Introduction:
    The story of Russians, played on DoC v1.12 (SVN792). Regent difficulty, marathon speed. The aim was to win UHV, or an alternative victory. There was interaction in some ways. The interaction depended highly on civics. The last form was roleplaying as members of Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. Update was twice-once a week. The story ended after an incurable CTD.

    History books:
    Muscovian era:Tsarish era:Imperial era:Constitutional era:Political movements, revolutions and referendums:
    During peace:Military mobilisations:
    Proceedings of councils and elections:
    1. Boyars' council of 892
    2. Boyars' council of 997
    3. Boyars' council of 1165 (postponed)
    4. Boyars' council of 1204
    5. Boyars' council of 1246
    6. Royal council of 1333
    7. Royal council of 1407
    8. Urgent military council of 1407 (cancelled)
    9. Irregular royal council of 1471
    10. Royal council of 1483
    11. Royal council of 1565
    12. Imperial council of 1607
    13. Imperial council of 1683
    14. Imperial council of 1701
    15. Imperial council of 1734
    16. Military council of 1757
    17. Imperial council of 1773
    18. Elections of 1792
    19. Elecions of 1800
    20. Elections of 1820
    21. Elections of 1840
    22. Elections of 1860

    Russian law (expired)
    Other public documents:
     
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  7. citis

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    Since time immemorial the large forests were home to native peoples. For first time in history there was the opportunity of trade. Local leaders started to emerge.



    Ivan was the first recoreded leader to establish a state. His administrative center, Moscow was a bit remote from other states, but Ivan believed he made the best choice.



    Byzantines were the first to come in contact with this newly founded state. Justinian saw the opportunity to christianise this new pagan nation and gain an ally in Europe. He recognised the new state, and signed a trade partnership with Ivan. He promised to help Rus in the immediate future.


    Rus, although descendants of Viking seafaring people, never learnt how to fish. However there were many rivers around rich with fresh fish. So the Rus people started to experiment themselves trying to catch this delicious fish.


    The realm of Franks was the second state to recognise the state of Ivan. Unlike Byzantine Franks were cautious.


    Franks sent a large army deep in eastern Europe. They said themselves that they are from western Europe. Ivan never understood why they sent a large stack of units so far.


    Rus found a rich source of iron near Moscow. The source wasn't near enough to be controlled by Moscow, so local inhabitants declared their autonomy as the city of Caricyn. Ivan made a deal with them, he will recognise their autonomy, if they supply Moscow with this valuable ore.


    The cities of Rus, like Sank-Peterburg, emerged on Byzantine and Norman trade routes.


    Kingdom of Denmark, the most powerful viking kingdom that time, contacted the Rus states that emerged in the west. They signed trade agreements.


    Byzantine missionaries spread Orthodoxy in Caricyn. Byzantines promised Ivan to recognise him as the ultimate leader in the states of Rus and to send him a byzantine princess. What he had to do is converting to orthodoxy.


    Ivan accepted the deal. He converted to orthodoxy and married Anna, the daughter of Byzantine emperor. He brought christianity to Moscow. Inhabitants of Moscow converted, some peacefully and some violently. From now on, Ivan was de jure the leader of all Rus people and the state was formally called "Grand Duchy of Muscovy". Later, historians said that the state of Ivan was the last pagan state in Europe.


    Rus learnt to fish massively. Russians discovered something more than fish. They learnt how to produce Caviar. Royal meals were never the same anymore in Duchy of Muscovy and beyond.
     
  8. citis

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    Right now we run dynasticism, so I am the grand duke :D

    However, we run vassalage too. So you can be dukes of the cities. Loyalty to grand duke is required (well that's how vassalage works, sorry for that :D). Every duke will control a city, like production, workers and specialists. You can't control other units, but you can request defence if you want to. Have in mind that I will play the game every two days even if you didn't post your city's policy.

    Moreover, you are my royal counsil. You can advise me even if you don't control any city.

    As a grand duke I will generally respect your choices, but I will intervere if something seems vital to me.

    The current situation:
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    I will keep control of Moscow for the time being. So there are three cities available: Sankt-Peterburg, Caricyn, Uglish. I can build settlers in Moscow if more people want to participate.

    Whoever wants a city post the city he/she wants, its policies and his/her ingame gender (to give the right title). You may request unfounded city, and propose the location. I might aprove it and build a settler in Moscow, I might postpone it later or disapprove it completely. You can request your settler from a duke/duchess, so he/she decides.

    Counsil: What tech shall I discover next?
     
  9. TheNoob

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    I wish to own Caricyn

    I am a male gender, and wish that we produce barracks in the city after we produce a worker to mine the iron

    And we should research sailing after fishing
     
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    The pictures aren't working.
     
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    They're working for me
     
  13. citis

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    I don't know what it is. The photos are displayed in all browsers. They are big pictures, so you might need time to load normally on your computer.
     
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    Oh, now they're working. Also, what's with the city placement?
     
  15. citis

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    In the current situation you can see antyhing (given you can see the picture).

    Dear lord TheNoob,

    The Grand Duke Ivan is pleased by your willingness. He will make an official anouncement, at the appropriate time. Additionally, I inform you that Caricyn is founded around the already built mine, so no need to build one.

    Great Duke's messenger
     
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    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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    I would like to be duke of a city that has not been founded, oh wonderful Grand Duke. The one that is next to the horses to the SouthWest of Moscow. On that forest where the river bends. The city would also be below the wheat and one tile NorthEast of the iron deposit.
     
  17. VGL

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    I want to Control Moscow please
     
  18. CaterpillarKing

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    He said he will control Moscow for the time being.
     
  19. citis

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    Dear lord CaterpillarKing,

    Grand Duke Ivan thought about your duchy. According to our informations the khaganate of Kazan emerges some miles eastern of your claimed area. The Grand Duke Ivan thinks it is better to wait until the khaganate establishes control over the surrounding areas and conquer it. If we declare your duchy now, the khaganate probably won't emerge.

    However, the great Duke is pleased with your willingness and offers you to chose a different duchy. You can take control of Kazan after its conquest.


    If you want Kazan I recommend you to take control of a different city now, because Kazan will spawn many turns later.

    Do you want to overthrow me :D? You can't take Moscow.

    Please include your city policies too. I noticed that we luck advanced weapons, so we will probably research guilds (knights) or engineering (pikes). We will probably buy sailing through trade.
     
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    I would like to be Grand Duke of Sankt-Peterburg please.
     

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