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DominatrNES: Infinite Struggle

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by dominatr, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. Patchy

    Patchy Emperor

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    OOC: thankfully giving orders doesn't take much time. Is the hurricane getting really bad on the east coast?
     
  2. dominatr

    dominatr Smoke Jaguar

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    I live in southeastern PA, so it's already raining here, and the wind started howling recently. If you end up losing power, i may have lost power too, which would foil my plans of updating, so it would not be a big deal.
     
  3. Tambien

    Tambien Theseus, Duke of Athens

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    Very well. On your heads be it.
     
  4. MaxaTheGreat

    MaxaTheGreat Feel Prussian Iron!

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    Baru Rises

    The great king looked across the sea from the beaches of Kehdang, towards the islands to the north. They were barely visible from his view, but they were under his control now. Ghara's plan to secure the islands and establish a foothold on Rasire's mainland were so far a success, as his armies, experienced from battles to create the island nation, swiftly invaded the southern peninsula and surprised the Orchonian soldiers. Before long, about half of Orchon was under his reign. He smiled, and walked back to his temporary residence before he set sail.

    Baru's navy was built by fisherman, since they knew better about ships and the sea than anyone else in the nation. However, ships built for the army were much different than those built for fishing. For one, they were bigger, to fit soldiers and supplies on them, and they were also designed so that warriors on board could attack while on the boat, for example, throwing spears at an enemy. They were built with outriggers to stabilize, and used both sails and oars, depending on the wind. They looked similar to this:
    Spoiler :


    These ships worked well out at sea, and were probably the reason Ghara's campaign was so successful, since they were able to quickly sail across the sea to the mainland and stop any enemy ships.

    The great king was sailing to his armies in the conquered lands of Orchon, to raise their morale and figure out their next moves. The leading commander of the Bari warriors met with Ghara to discuss if a Orchonian surrender at this stage would be stage.

    "Your excellency, why should we stop at this point? Their armies, as far as we know, are almost completely crushed, and we took the southern peninsula in one fell swoop. The rest should be easy pickings." Stated the commander.

    "Exactly, which means they are desperate. If they surrender to us now, then we won't have to fight what else they have." Ghara noted.

    The commander thought for a moment. The king was right. We could either fight some more, and lose some more troops, or have them surrender and end the conflict.

    "What if they decline? We don't know what else they have prepared for us."

    "It's worth a try. Their warriors probably would've came by now."

    The commander stopped.

    "You're right. I'll have an escort to bring you to their king, and if they decline, then we shall fight on."

    Ghara stood up. "It is settled then. May the gods bless you." He left to prepare for the journey ahead.
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    To: Orchon
    From: Baru


    Your men have been defeated, and you have little left to turn to. If you agree to surrender to us, then we can stop the killing and have peace between our peoples.

    To: Thin Sap and Ibak
    From Baru


    Would you agree to trade? It would benefit both of us.
     
  5. dominatr

    dominatr Smoke Jaguar

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    To: Baru
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    We see no reason not to. You have defeated us on the battlefield, and we honor your skill by joining you.

    To: Baru
    From: Thin Sap, Ibak

    Yes, we accept your offer for trade. Not that we have much that is different from you. All we really have in excess if fish...
     
  6. EQandcivfanatic

    EQandcivfanatic Zailing Captain Retired Moderator

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    Capital City: Rokinrol
    Leader: Mogul Sandu
    Place Names: Rokinrol, Motow, Croonra, Dylan, Graclan
    Societal Structure: (classes, how people live, jobs)
    Brief History: See story of the founding of Rokinrol below.
    Area on Map: At the delta of the river leading into the Morash on the eastern continent.

    The Legend of the Birth of the Rokinrol


    First there was not but the unending ethereal Muddy Waters, from which nothing returns and only the dead may walk. From these Muddy Waters came Elvas, the King in White, bringing light and spirit into the outer world. Finding himself alone, the King in White shaped a new world and filled it with life and other spirits. For endless days and nights, the King rejoiced in the newfound splendor of the world he has formed.

    In time he grew bored, and through his greatest power, he awakened the spirits of the Budding Holly of the river, and questioned them on how he could find meaning in his existence. The Budding Holly told the King that only meaning could be found through the gift of life and intelligence to the lesser creatures. In cooperation, the two powerful spirits created man, and said unto him, "The world is our gift to you, take it, and rejoice, and live well, and do not be cruel, for our hearts are true to your new spirit."

    To guard the new realm of man, the King created The Four, a group of guardians to preserve the morality and spirit of mankind from those who may seek to corrupt it. These four spirits of the King were known to man as Johnle, Paulmc, Georgeha, and Ringost. They sheparded the people well for thousands of years, teaching the youth of man to live a meaningful life, and all was good in the world. Mankind built their cities, and declared "All is well, for we have built this city on the backs of the Rokinrol." So mankind came to be known as the Rokinrol.

    Living free of hunger, disease, and worry, the golden age of the Rokinrol could not last forever. The evil spirit Yokohon corrupted The Four and they soon left their vigial over the prosperous realms of man. With the departure of The Four, Yokohon and her mate Raphop were free to destroy morality and the Rokinrol began to forsake the good spirits of The Four, the King, and the Budding Holly. Crime, warfare, disease, and poverty beset the lands of the Rokinrol, and they mocked the good spirits and rejoiced in their debauchery.

    The King looked upon this and mourned, for as a father to mankind, he knew that he must take action. The great city of the Rokinrol was smashed and turned into a barren wasteland, and mankind was scattered to the corners of the Earth. The few who had remained loyal to The King during the dark times were guided by an unswerving light, bringing them to the fertile lands of the Magrash. The King said to them: "Rokinrol must live well, and I grant unto you another chance at proving man's true nature." A mogul was appointed to lead the Rokinrol, helping them learn to till the lands and once more, the strength of Rokinrol against adversity would be proven.
     
  7. bonefang

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    OoC: We are not yet in the bronze age, is it realistically possible to have interactions with nations in the Eastern Islands ?
     
  8. dominatr

    dominatr Smoke Jaguar

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    If by eastern islands you mean Tamegra and Extal, no you can't. The sailing technology is not adequate. It would be far too dangerous and long for even the bravest and most ambitious of explorers at this stage. :(
     
  9. dominatr

    dominatr Smoke Jaguar

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    Chapter Fourteen: Amra, Imrad, and the Levantaean Disaster (421-450 WhC)

    To add to their great wealth, Gilguron sells some of their less useful desert territories to Salama, Zaragun, Qeshbohal, and Karak, for large sums of gold to hire mercenaries in their developing conflict with Nunag Hagash. What began as just a border related altercation quickly came to the burning of villages and sacrifices to the gods for luck in battle. To the south, Nehradak, Negat, and Barbathar each invaded Sulthar at once, causing the leadership to surrender, including giving up the key port city, Anareth to Barbathar to add to their coastal empire.

    Northern Dalisam saw not a war, but a great unification. Paschim Ghati, Drubela, and Holigra all agreed to form the empire of Amra. With powers combined, the new empire appeared very strong, boasting the largest population in the whole world. Each section of Amra maintained a bit of sovereignty, but the empire itself was very centralized and organized. Religious beliefs were quickly circulated and a strong base of followers formed and were eager to please the gods and their leader. The southern Drubelan territory, however was disapproving. Isolated from the rest of Drubela, and upset with the terms of the unification, became part of Aluhima instead.

    Rasire was at peace, with only religious territory conversions ocurring. In favor of Khay Lat, part of Kolkur became Khaylatian, however, Battai reclaimed a narrow strip of coastline to gain access to the trade chain, eager to exchange goods with Amra. Zoa makes a small attack on Bajang, capturing some southern villages to add to their Zoan Strip along the west bank of the river. In the southwest, Baru gained the remaining lands of Orchon and began to trade with Thin Sap and Ibak. Ok-Sai and Ara Kulai also formed a strong trade relationship after celebrating their victory over Fipan.

    Down in Enpreca, Ilixes was sacked by Crodila and Pyrem, two old empires looking to restore their former glory. Ilixes took away Crodila's trade and Pyrem's land, and after several years of coastal invasions and isolation, Ilixes surrendered all of their possessions. Umrud and Glypthus conducted a similar invasion on Thorys, who was deteriorating and highly vilnerable. Umrud's young army quickly defeated exhausted Thoric troops, and Glypthus came in through the north with a battering attack. With the victory, Umrud nearly doubled the size of their empire. To the east, four new empires, Gangaja, Ziware, Bletondo, and Okembe were founded, the last one being the only one not along the Bambari river. Amu Daria's strong tradition of trade spread to Mbaragam, and along with it, their religion Kodinani. The Mbaragami traders and farmers took Kodinani with open arms, and even allowed their lands to be included in Amu Daria's empire. However, not all were pleased. Some villages on the edges of Mbaragam, terrified of barbarian invasions, were almost insulted by the Kodinani principle of warriors not being of high regard.

    Imrad, one of the most aggressive empires on the face of the earth, met its match in Phoces. Phoces was greatly angered by the Imrad's invasion of Sinopa, a province with close cultural and political ties to Phoces. Imrad refused to give up the land and cede their entire empire to Phoces, so they resisted. Phoces followed through with a massive invasion, tearing through northern Imrad and creating utter chaos. They were stopped in the mountains, so the Phocesian troops passed through Sinopa and invaded a part of Imrad which was poorly defended. That land was given to Sinopa, since most of it was their originally, and Phoces attempted to set up a puppet government in Imrad. Imradi citizens, filled with fury and passion, murdered every last representative of Phoces, and rebelled against military presence in their towns and villages. The Imradi king was long dead, but a new one rose in his place, named Afunar. He motivated his people not to give up, and they were able to resist for the most part, despite suffering heavy casualties in battle. Part of Phocesian Trymos converted to Kurjai out of disappointment for Phocesian aggression toward their trading partner.

    Phoces was not concentrated only on Imrad, however. Frustrated with Glypthan expansion, Phoces paid large sums of money to Levantaea, a state north of Glypthus. Levantaea, weaker than its neighbors did not hesitate in the face of such a rewarding deal. They had the capability to fight well and make progress, as shown in the early stages of the war, but they also accepted another offer, this one from Alexaendros to dispose of Terantia. The offers were so appealing to Levantaea, that they accepted both, and in effect, trapped themselves in a wedge between two of their neighbors on different sides. A two front war was too much for the small civilization. Terantia and Glypthus both crushed Levantaea, wiping them off the map. They did not know about the plot, until they were about to hang the Levantaean king, Canephros, from a tree and he told them everything to save his own life. Now confused at Alexaendros and Phoces, two trading partners of theirs, Terantia and Glypthus had a great mess to clean up.

    Ebonarch made peace with Nactrabia, and shortly after, went on to make a military alliance with Yuhrug against Gaggan. Ebonaric warriors were far superior, and quickly defeated Gaggani warrios in the mountains. After the war, Ebonarch cemented its power, and had its place among the great empires of Amra, Phoces, and Alexaendros. To the north, trio of Voltan nobles founded states of their own: Fulgas, Supesti, and Garan. Tampher, Lepria, and the new province of Ceressi, ganged up on Polyaresia, who was quickly surrounded and defeated. The bulk of the territory became Tampherian. For once, Lycia was not involved in war, but expansion. They settled on the north peninsula, northeastern Enpreca, and regained one of their islands back from Glypthus.

    Garetikoo was obliterated form Extal, by Balak and Hekkai. While Hekkai was busy burning villages and building forts in the mountains of their new territory, they were attacked by Tlopagan in the south. They lost great portions of their territory, but with Garetikoo out of the way, their focus was able to change to Tlopagan. On the isthmus between the two continents, Tekkal was founded, a very religious society with great knowledge of growing crops in unsuitable soil types. To the far north, in southern Extal, several new states were created. The first was Rokinro, a small state by the Marash Delta. They quickly adapted their agricultural lifestyle to the climate and found their population growing at a steady pace. Two neighbors of theirs, Laga, and Setuk, followed the example of the great civilization they referred to as "Rukanio". Northern Extal experienced a boom in trade, with goods running up and down the Nchexuhup river, from furs to fish.

    With the rise of great empires and their competition creating tension, one could only guess what would happen next. Khay Lat, as strong as ever, had a grip on the religious views of almost their entire region. Gilguron still held the most power in the cradle region, and not too far to their north was the new empire of Amra, a unified entity comprised of ancient powers. Haredicumia was filled with great civilization, from Alexaendros, Phoces, and Metapha in the west, to Terantia, Glypthus, Concha, Phentia, and Lycia in the east. Other new states were emerging around the planet and this was just the beginning...

    Map:
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  10. Tambien

    Tambien Theseus, Duke of Athens

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    TO: Tyrmos Rebels
    FROM: Phocesian Ecclesia

    Phoces does not wish to fight its own people. Tell us your grievances, so we may try to reunite you with your true people.

    TO Glypthus

    We are glad you wiped the Levantaean menace off of the face of the planet. Is there any help we could give in way of monetary aid?
     
  11. dominatr

    dominatr Smoke Jaguar

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    To: Phoces
    From: Suppan-Kurjaic Province of Trymos
    There is no grievance, we have found that Suppa tends to our needs and their religion, Kurjai, had helped us look at things a different way. We wish you the best and we shall still maintain relations, but we can no longer be a part of Phoces.

    To: Phoces
    From: Glypthus

    What? We are glad we defeated them but we are a bit confused. Right as we were about to execute the Levantaean king, Canephros, he informed us that Phoces gave large sums of money to Levantaea to bring about war to Glypthan lands. Is this true?
     
  12. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    Dammit. You updated. And I was just going to send orders. I did not get your PM in time, because when you send it, it was midnight in Greece.
     
  13. christos200

    christos200 Never tell me the odds

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    :gripe::wallbash:[pissed]

    I guess there is no way I can have 40 points isntead of 20 this turn? :please:
     
  14. SamSniped

    SamSniped DJ Goodboye

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    I think this was one of the first turns that Alexaendros wasn't at war since some of the first few updates :p
     
  15. dominatr

    dominatr Smoke Jaguar

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    I'll let you spend 40 points this turn. I usually allow people to send late point investments in. Nothing too exciting happened in your region anyway, so its not a big deal. :)
     
  16. Tambien

    Tambien Theseus, Duke of Athens

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    TO: Trymos Rebels

    Very well.

    DIPLOMATIC ACTION: Close all borders to Suppans, blockade the river routes, any Suppans currently in Phoces are to be sold into slavery as far away as possible.

    TO Glypthus

    The rantings of a madman. We had indeed paid them, but only to end the piracy that was plaguing our ships in the vicinity! There was no request to invade Glypthus, our long-time partner and ally!
     
  17. bonefang

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    United, we stand, divided, we Fall


    While the erstwhile kingdom of Pashim Ghati has been a major center of trade and commerce, it yet to emerge as a major force to be reckoned with. There have been countless border skirmishes across the borders; farms destroyed, cattles stolen or killed, and worse of all, the useless sacrifice of our brother-in-arms. This in turn affected the livelihood of the people, and hence the economy of the country.

    Yet, good sense was still prevailing among some of the rulers. The new king, had sent across his diplomats to the neighboring kingdoms, with the intention of uniting the three culturally & linguistically similar kingdoms into one.

    The kings of the erstwhile kingdoms, are now barons, with rights restored to them, as before, only, they swore total allegiance to the King. The Barons now can raise armies, levy taxes and overall have the responsibility of managing their own fiefs.

    There seems to have been some grumbling regarding the terms of this settlement. We would be looking into these people and hopefully some sort of arrangement can be made so as to allay their grumblings.

    The Capital of Aamra : Yamuna Nagar
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  18. dominatr

    dominatr Smoke Jaguar

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    I know this is short notice, but orders are due on friday. However, to give you some more time, i will accept orders on saturday too. I just got power back from the hurricane and i'll allow for later orders, but get them in so i can return to the weekly schedule.
     
  19. topsecret

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    I haven't sent mine in yet, have I? Incoming.
     
  20. SamSniped

    SamSniped DJ Goodboye

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    No problem, I can get them in ASAP. Glad you got power back :)
     

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