Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by dominatr, Jul 6, 2012.
Forgot to send mine, orders incoming soon.
Mine will be in after school tomorrow.
I can't remember if I sent mine or not. I'll likely send some in a bit later today just to be sure
Mine will be in shortly.
Currently awaiting orders from:
Cilicia (Caprine Synesth)
Due tomorrow at noon eastern time, get them in!
Chapter Fifteen: The Wheel (451-480 WhC)
After Gilguron was sold a small territory that once belonged to Keshbar, a great discovery was made. This territory, known hundreds of years ago as Otara, was a quiet area of Keshbar with friendly traders circulating through the old city of Di Ota. Gilgur explorers came across a strange thing, a circular disc of some sorts in the ruins, under a thin sheet of stone. There were multiple discs, wheels as they called them, under the sheet and the explorers found that the wheels helped move the stone faster. They camped out in the ruins of old Di Ota for days, experimenting with these wheels, eventually returning to their home town, Gashalon, where they displayed their discovery to all. Traders quickly began to implement the wheel into their shipping, and over a few weeks, traders became very wealthy and crafty. The wheel was such a great discovery that Keshbar began to use it. The elite merchants soon spread their discovery to innovative individuals in Glypthus, and that soon was picked up by their neighbors, Terantia. Traders in Alexaendros, Phoces, and Phentia all were close to creating objects similar to the wheel, but were unable to fully discover the mystery to where it could boost their abilities.
Nearby, one of Gilgurons neighbors was suffering. Qeshbohal, devastated by poor harvests and Gilgur traders preferring to trade with the Keshbarians, were also invaded by Zaragun and Dassa, two agressive empires who have lived in Gilguron's shadow since their establishment. Qeshbohal eventually bargained for peace, but was left with only half of their empire intact. To their south, Karak emerged as a formidable threat after kicking Zeah out of the peninsula and onto their territory by Nunag Hagash. The major war of the region, however was the war in Negat. For a long time, Negat had been struggling with foreign invasions, and it all came to a dreadful end. Decades prior, they were forced out of the Crodilan peninsula by Sarjeth and Barbathar. They had a brief war with Sulthar, and their patchwork military was easily crushed when Keshbar and Ennoch struck up an alliance against them. The massive amount of refugees fled to their friendly neighbor, Crodila, and set up an independent state called Bajan Thalah. Some even vacated to a small trade state south of Fari, named Buglari.
Imrad, drastically weakened by the initial Phocesian invasion, divided and fell into civil war. The eastern part of Imrad, along the Trymos river, found that the Kurjai faith saved them from the despair, and eventually became a part of the Suppan empire. The rest was shattered by Phoces with great rage. Nearly every village was burned, except for the capital Agaros, which became a center for slave trade and administration by Phocesian government officials. The bulk of the refugees fled either to Amra to prosper, or to Suppa to freely practice Kurjai and have peace. Whoever remained in what now became part of Phoces faced torture and persecution from violently passionate footmen in the Trymos Province. Many Imradi were forced as slaves to rebuild the villages that were once theirs, and farm the lands that the Phocesian military set fire to.
Tsang Chiep reached a new level, with massive conversions of Salongese and Kolkuric citizens, and now the entirety of the Ulqatur Mountains was part of Khay Lat, dedicated to the faith, with considerable Tsang Chiepite population along the east bank of the Zoan River, around the rim of the Pot Sea, and in the hopeless Blacksoil Steppes. It gained strong support in Ragaku and Battai, two small states bordering larger empires, wishing for the comfort of Khaylatian peace. Zoa, on the other hand, turned to war to solve its matters. Due to the traffic of Khaylatian traders using the Zoan river exclusively and sinking Zoan trade boats, Zoa attacked Dah Djiom to open up a land route to the Zoan strip to the north. Dah Djiom was already struggling to cope with part of their empire leaving them to join with Bajang and become Satdimej, but the war was just too much. Although more skilled, more fierce, and in a better position, the Dah Djiomi military was embarrassed, and they turned over a section of land to Zoa which would allow them to build an adequate trade route. Afterwards, Dah Djiom redeemed themselves by teaming up with Bargon in a coastal invasion of Golart.
North of Satdimej, another small state, Yubu was founded, filled with Bajangese and Salongese citizens who were vehemently opposed to Tsang Chiep. The southern end of the peninsula saw a great war between Ibak and Magan Kot, which lasted for only several days, but ended in great casualties, the assassination of the Ibaki chieftain, and the Ibaki seizure of Magan Koti lands. As a result, Thin Sap began to trade more frequently with Baru and the distant islands to the south populated by the Jiji civilization. Ten, a small island off the coast that was owned by Khay Lat, converted to Metozoanism and was taken over by Uarali traders, claiming it was the holy land for Metozoanism to be observed. Ara Kulai found some of its land taken over too, by Hijiki farmers seeking to take the military into their own hands and lead an attack. Yuhrug, to the far east, was developing into a fairly strong empire, with the conquering of Kol, one of the states which long ago defected from Utugia. The other one, Tobez, was engaged in a war with Gurethi over mountains with valuable mines.
The only aggression in western Enpreca ended up being Andorat attacking the desert settlements that belonged to Khajal. Mephata underwent a population boom with the development of Pottery, a technology long understood by their neighbors across the Haredicumian Sea. Phentia conquered Cophys, seeking an overseas empire like Alexaendros, Terantia, Phoces, and Glyptha. They quickly were greeted by Sarat to the south, who was going through a golden age militarily after numerous victories in a Alexaendrosi territory in Enpreca. Amu Daria, distinct from many of its neighbors, advanced through peace. Kodinani became incredibly popular among Mbaragami people, that the majority of the province became a part of Amu Daria, the rest was left in the jungle to be devoured by Okembe and Feraldas, both seeking to expand. Western Sogulcis overthrew its Glypthan owners, with the support of Mertas and Dromiera, for the sake of protecting regional trade.
Alexaendros was once again active military, following a short period of peace. To Garussa's dismay, Alexaendros invaded Terantia, a formidable opponent. Like Ecta, Terantia was very resistant and strong militarily, and although they didn't win many battles, they inflicted massive casualties on Alexaendros, so many that Alexaendrosi citizens back at home were terribly upset and confused as to why the war was being fought. Elders told stories of past examples of Alexaendrosi aggression in Kryon, Zyphotar, and Ecta, informing furious citizens that the same prominent families have been in control of Alexaendros for many years and wished to create an empire at the expense of others. Despite the threat of dissent, the war carried on, with Alexaendros taking over large sections of territory. Terantia responded by attacking Alexaendrosi settlements in Enpreca and gaining support from several of their neighbors. The wheel also helped in the transport of supplies and proved to be the main reason why Terantia didn't collapse completely.
Several other wars went on in the area, some being nearly as brutal as the one in Terantia. Garussa waged war on Nactrabia, a long standing empire with internal problems and economic collapse. Taking advantage, Garussa conquered their territory up to the Phiantos river. The rest of Nactrabia united with Yurtu for protection. Supesti executed an attack of their own, in the mountains of Volt. They were victorious at first, but it became a stalemate, and after a long grind of undecided battles, peace was made, with Supesti gaining some territory. Central Oroca was plagued by wars, with nearly every civilization involved in some conflict. Lepria conducted a brutal invasion of Tampher, expelling them past the river and into the forests to the north. Arcelendia fought with Giustaios along the border, each trying to maintain influential trade positions. Sephariden underwent civil war, which resulted in the creation of Alen in the west and Rathi in the east. Solen took over a Phentian territory by their lands, and the most striking turned out to be the Ceressian domination of Rhena, which ended up in the erasing of Rhena from civilization.
Northeastern Oroca began to become populated by different groups. Genin was founded south of Dervonian mountain territory, and Fighn was established by Giustai settlements on nearby islands. Solen, Arcelendia, and Lycia all created colonies around the Dervon Sea, and it became a hotly contested trade region, with Lycia trafficking Amu Darian ivory from the far south and Solen offering silk and precious metals from their area.
Extal became quite interesting when many new civilizations were created. Checoyan, Quehuata, and Ti'chque were all founded in the cool south, isolated from the terror and devastation to their north. Hekkai underwent a violent civil war, which ended in the separation of the empire into Hekkai in the north, and Clokeeno in the south. Zurca collapsed, and before Razzar could lay its hands on the unoccupied territory, a stronger empire, Ik Sur, rose from its ashes. Paxtec brought war to Roxir with an invasion of all settlements along the Tlamenixcal River. Roxir survived the attacks, but paid the price by ceding them nearly half their empire.
Tamegra was quiet as usual, with both river regions trading and going on about their business peacefully. Calay was founded around The Marash in the south and began to strike up trade deals with Rokinro, and Grecosaliourax gained a new neighbor to their east named Makuaste. Although the continent had not yet seen conflict on a large scale as the others have, the Etemak planted the seeds of war with their capture of Nue workers and seizure of trade goods. Soon, stealing would become an alternative to trading...
Have the stats been updated yet?
We request a military alliance to stop the Etemak from stealing trade goods.
Stats have just been updated.
From: Amu Daria
To: Feraldas, Tropaka
We are wondering if you would like access to the goods of the foreigners in exchange for an open borders for our merchants?
From: Feraldas, Tropaka
To: Amu Daria
Yes, we shall reveal to you the exotic fishes and fruits from the interior of the jungle. There is also strong stone from the mountains which we could send over to you in exchange for Haredicumian goods which our traders have been longing.
Of course, our traders can't combat that, let us take action together!
Orders due in two days, this is for all of you since i have yet to receive any. Get them in! There is potential for an early update if all are in by Friday around noon since i have a half day from school.
did i send orders ? :O
I'll get around to it sometime within the next 20 or so hours. Exam study, various other games, and RL commitments keep my attentions occupied in other places for the most part.
nope, not yet. You can always check the "sent" section of your inbox if you're not sure.
Sending orders soon.
Orders still needed from:
Khay Lat (Krzowwh)
If all orders get in, i may be able to update early!
Chapter Sixteen: Gilguron's Resurgence (481-510 WhC)
Just decades after the tremendous discovery in Gilguron, the empire experiences a rebirth. Although they were the largest and wealthiest in the region, it was not by a large margin. Keshbar and Ennoch have long been competing for power, and the newest Gilgur king, Rada, sought to raise Gilguron's level. Rada began early on by upgrading the Gilgur military and authorizing the construction of supply lines which would be made efficient with the wheel. Next, he manipulated growing patterns and overproduced wheat, with which he flooded Keshbarian markets, leading the local farmers to fall apart economically. Despite farmers pleas, Keshbar, busy with trading abroad, ignored the issue. Angry at the Keshbarian authority, the farmers, equipped and secretly led by Gilgur spies, attacked the capital, Shambakri, and besieged the king's palace. He was executed as soon as he set foot outside his dwelling. With that, Gilguron installed their own local leadership, making Keshbar a Gilgur province. Refusing to end the conquest, Rada turned around to invade Nunag Hagash, a long standing rival of Gilguron. Nunag Hagash was so busy with fighting Zeah, that they were easily crushed and became part of Gilguron without much resistance. The Ennochi king bit his nails, wondering when he would see the Gilgurs at his doorstep.
Another empire that had been struggling of late, Crodila, made an invasion of their own, on bitter rival Lushyaz. After several losses, Crodila was near giving up when a great military leader, Hodilah-Naza took command of the warriors and continues clashing in the mountains with Lushyaz. Soon enough, battles were won, and Crodila pushed Lushyaz back across the river to the older section of their empire. With Keshbar out of the way as well, Crodila had the opportunity to take on a prominent trading role in Dalisam. To the southeast, there was a more one-sided war between Khajal and the alliance of Umrud and Andorat. Seeking to rid the lands of the Khajali religion, the two empires forged an alliance and went on to absolutely bash Khajal until they swore never to send another missionary or hold another gathering. A considerable amount of Khajali migrated to the south and set up a new state, Monzare, by the less aggressive Quesha.
Another attempt of religious expansion, this time in Amu Daria, took place. Although it wasn't a complete backfire, the results were undesirable. Upon seeing Amu Darian merchants and their religious items, speaking phrases that were meant to attract followers, the Feraldan chief, Musata, immediately condemned the practice. "We have seen what you did to our neighbors, Mbaragam, but we are not fools like them. We will not allow your merchants to come down our river if you wish to steal our sovereignty under the disguise of religious belief," Musata proclaimed. The threat of potential trade decline frightened Amu Darian merchants, who then begged the Amu Darian king to abort the conversion.
Either way, trade declined sharply because of war to the north. Two of Amu Daria's trading partners, Dromiera and Lycia, attacked Sogulcis in a brief, but brutal war. Sogulcis was quickly disposed of, and Dromiera proved its ability to function on its own, so they were granted independence from Lycia. Notably, a Dervonian warrior, Teuris, filled in for a deceased general, and produced an excellent battle and was applauded for his leadership on the battlefield.
Amra, Suppa, and Phoces provided a large region of peace, which many Tobezi refugees fled to after Yuhrug and Gurethi began an extermination campaign. They sought not only to take their land, but to end their culture. Tobez was wiped off the earth, with several hundred refugees integrating themselves into Amran society. Utugia, struggling economically for hundreds of years, grew tired and invaded Uaral. The large forces of Utugia were unmatched by Uaral, who was driven to their island bastion across the Pot Sea. Khay Lat was also a belt of peace, but to their west, nasty wars erupted. Bulatra, long believed to be a passive trading community, unleashed pure hell on coastal settlements of Bargon and Dah Djiom, almost decimating both of their fleets. Bulatra gained total control of the seas in the region, instituted their own trade guidelines, and maximized their own profits. The rumor was that with this increased profit, Bulatra was able to bribe Drezha to eliminate Tanga, who was constantly trying to convert Bulatra to their religion. Ibak contributed to its fierce and merciless reputation with a quick and bloody victory over Thin Sap in a brief war. Thin Sap was defeated, and chose to become part of Ibak before any more people were slaughtered. Ibak grew nervous, however, when a southern neighbor of theirs, Baru, expanded through a war against Jiji. Jiji's home islands were quickly engulfed with Baru warriors, forcing the remaining Jiji to flee to distant islands for safety.
Alexaendros made peace with Terantia after a brutally long war, which resulted in heavy casualties for both sides. Although it was relatively evenly matched, Alexaendros won the right battles, so Terantia was ultimately forced to give up almost all of their land and wealth in exchange for peace. Their influence was greatly decreased, to Alexaendrosi, Phocesian, and Glypthan benefit. Alexaendros was not alone in its acquisitions, however. Garussa, by selling some land to Alexaendros, was able to finance a great increase in military, which they used to easily overpower Cyregia in a hopeless war. Cyregia submitted, becoming a part of Garussa. Phentia also proved its might with a war against Lepria. The two, rivals since the beginning of known history, had not fought in quite a long time, until Phentia, struggling to keep up with other Haredicumian empires, saw war and conquest as a solution to their problems. Since Lepria was already busy fighting Tampher, they seemed to be the best cantidate. Phentia's already sizable empire expanded greatly with the addition of nearly half of Lepria. However, strong resistance prevented integration, and the large number of Lepri now under Phentian rule began to conspire and plan a rebellion, one they claimed would shock the whole region.
Supesti, Garan, and Psigon conduced a joint war against Volt, a collapsing state to their north. Despite tough battles in the forested mountains of Volt, cities fell one by one. Volt was finished off rather quickly, with their land being divided amongst the three empires. Garan, recovering from conflict was caught off guard when Yuhrug made an appearance on their coast and seized several small settlements. Garan, fearing the barbaric Yuhrugi warriors, began to improve its military in the event of further invasion. Arcelendia and Solen allied together to attack Tourv, a weaker nation in between them. The war was surprisingly evenly matched at first, with Tourv revealing large numbers of warriors. However, the two front war was too much for the small civilization, and it collapsed and was quickly taken over. Nasat was no longer the northernmost empire with the establishment of the seafaring state of traders called Hermika who had long been exchanging goods with Ceressi scouts. Past the Gate Hills, two new states, Adureaiight and Ouannon, were created, modelled off of both Dervoni and Lycian inspirations.
Extal saw an interesting evant, with Clokeeno attacking Gumo and Razzar at the same time. Their success was novel, with astounding feats accomplished on both fronts. They were aided partially by Nejhe, who was taking the opportunity to expand past their small state. Another smaller state, Septun, took on a larger state, Orchorcticuo in a swift war. It concluded after Septuni warriors sacked the Orchoctic capital along the Tlamenixcal River. Orchorcicuo quickly begged for peace, however much it would cost. The trend of smaller nations achieving victories extended to Baxecan's triumph over Xeocan. The balance of power on Pak'Liees shifted slightly, enough to cause Xeocan to reevaluate their approach. Tamegra was blessed with peace, save for the skirmish in the far north between angry Nue traders and Etemak. Grecosaliourax supplied and assisted Nue, but it was not enough for a truly decisive victory. Nue made advances in the south, Etemak in the north, but peace was decided before either gained a more dominant position. It was clear for Etemak, however that stealing may not have been the brightest idea.
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