Sri Lanka 2: Table of Contents: Introduction and Prologue Government Reports (actual gameplay): Part 1: India and Asoka Part 2: Chronicled Peace Part 3: What a Wonderful World Part 4:the Byzantines and the 1st Gupta-Tamil War Part 5: a Rising Storm Part 6: Omens of War Part 7: the Tamil-Indonesian War Part 8: Normalization Part 9: Exploration Part 10: Expansion and Europe On the Back of an Elephant: An Account of the 1st Mauryo-Tamil War Part 1: Catapults Part 2: Mumbai Part 3: Raipur Part 4: Inferno Part 5: Reflection Westward Missionaries: Letters from the Exploration of the Known World Part 1: Maurya India Part 2: Persia Part 3: Greece Part 4: Rome Captain's Log: A Journal of the 1st Eastward Expedition Part 1: China Part 2: Korea War Memories: A Collection of Firsthand Accounts of the Tamil-Indonesian War Part 1 Introduction: Greetings, and welcome back! For those of you that don't know, this is a sequel to my old AAR (the link is in my signature), except the twist (or lack of a twist) is that it is not an OCC. This will be written out in a similar manner to classic narratives, except the pure gameplay is contained in the "Government Reports" chapters for those who just want the gameplay and not the story. I think that's all! Here are the settings: Here we go! Prologue: It was a dark, stormy night after a day of voting for the Most Powerful Empire and ranking the leadership abilities of each world leader. Each world power had been ranked from 1st to last, with vassal states and protectorates discounted. Then, the subjects of each world leader had voted to determine the leadership ranking of their leader. These ranks referred to different figures in history, with Augustus Caeser as the highest and Dan Quayle as the worst. The votes and rankings had just been compiled and announced, and while many world leaders were satisfied with their ranks, some were not. Rajendra Chola, the immortal leader of the Tamil city-state of Anuradhapura, was one of the world leaders that was part of the latter group. He had been voted last out of all independent non-vassal states and given the ranking of Dan Quayle, the worst rank, by his own subjects. Despite having made by far the greatest city in the world, Rajendra was fuming. For several hours, he had been sulking in his palace bedroom. "Why?" he asked himself, "Dan Quayle and last place, of all things. I control the United Nations, but have no influence in it because most other world leaders hate me. My spaceship project is irrecoverably behind, and my military is pathetic. I control the world's greatest city, but there is little point to it if it is my only one! If I could live again, I would make an empire that would be the envy of the world! I would-" Then, from the heavens and through the clouds, a bolt of divine lightning struck through the palace roof, crashing straight into Rajendra Chola, killing him instantly. His body disappeared in a flash of light. It was morning. Rajendra Chola awoke on a grassland. He remembered nothing except for the words "second chance" and his name. However, the time to think and reflect would need to be later, for a man was walking up to him. He was tall and had neat, short black hair, and had deep green eyes. "Good morning, emperor! Our settlers, army, and navy are ready to go wherever you wish them to go. What would you like them to do?" asked the man. "Wha-what?" stammered Rajendra. "Don't you remember? A month ago, you gave the order for our tribes to settle down in large cities rather than wander around or live in small villages. I am Adiyaman, your immortal Secretary and Chief General Assistant. Are you feeling all right?" replied Adiyaman. Rajendra smiled as he watched his people going about their business. "Yes, I'm fine," he responded. It was a new dawn. Rajendra had been given a second chance, a shot at true glory.