Hello everyone, As an avid fan and follower of the trending American, Greek and Arabian interactive stories, I decided to begin one of my own. I chose Poland as I have the most historical knowledge of the subject (being Polish). The settings are: 3000 BC Marathon speed The game will be played with elections held every 10-15 turns. You will get to choose from several possible leaders, each with their own policies. I will have one vote, same as each reader; in case of electoral ties, however, I may choose to change my vote to end the stalemate. ----------------------------------------------- Poland: The Aristocratic Democracy Spoiler : Bolesław Chrobry, 1st king of Poland It is year 1025. Bolesław Chrobry was crowned the first king of the Polish Kingdom. Unluckily, he died the very same year, leaving the country in chaos. His three sons fought for power. Spoiler : Fortunately, a council of noblemen was formed. Polish noblemen would henceforth elect one of the royal offspring as the rightful heir to the throne. In the meantime, a powerful Arabian army was said to roam to the south-east of the kingdom. That would surely affect the election. Spoiler : Chrobry had three sons: Bezprym Spoiler : Chrobry's firstborn. A germanophile, he wishes to befriend the Holy Roman emperor. Wants to declare war on Arabia immediately. Policies: Settle Warszawa (1NW from spawn) and Połock (4N, 2E from spawn) Switch to slavery Try to sign an Open Borders treaty with the HRE Declare war on Arabia, attack Kiev Train units Research Guilds Mieszko II Lambert Spoiler : Chrobry's second son. Does not trust the Germans. A devout catholic, he wishes to declare war on the infidel Muslims, but not until the Polish army stands a chance. He believes in strong, centralised rule. Policies: Settle Kraków (spawn) and Połock (4N, 2E from spawn) Declare war on Arabia when ready or when Arabia is weak Do not sign Open Borders with the HRE Switch to Absolutism and Warrior Code Build Barracks, then focus on the army Research Engineering Otto Bolesławowic The youngest son, still in his teens. He's obedient to the archbishop of Gniezno, Radzim Gaudenty. Spoiler : Radzim Gaudenty Policies: Settle Kraków on the iron (1W from spawn), then settle Gdańsk on the eastern bank of the Vistula river (3N, 1W from spawn) Switch to Theocracy Construct a Catholic Monastery, then train Missionaries Research Divine Right The election will end at 9 PM GMT on Saturday (unless less than 4 votes are cast). Please vote in bold. Unbolded votes will not be counted. My vote goes for Mieszko II.