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While We Wait: (Almost) Anything Goes

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by BSmith1068, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Daftpanzer

    Daftpanzer There may be more posts after this.

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    Played a game of Neptune's Pride

    Didn't get betrayed and abandoned by every player in the game*

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    status: REHABILITATED

    *note that Thomas Berubeg, legendary freedom fighter and one true NESer patriot, is the only one who fought with me till the end against the Great Betrayer Alliance comprised of all other NESers and 2/3 of the galaxy in that fateful game. SALUTE
     
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  2. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

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    Played a game of neptunes pride.

    Got sat on. Literally.
     
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  3. Daftpanzer

    Daftpanzer There may be more posts after this.

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    Sorry to hear that Terrance :(

    The winning player in my game actually gave me a medal, 'best ally' :D Maybe because I kept sending him most of my income after I realised I had no chance of catching up in the science race.
     
  4. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Here's a little thing from our NESer game of multiplayer EU4.

    I am playing as the Bretons, who have built a massive colony called Francisiane, or Fransezh. After making their first colonies in the Breton Antilles, Brittany went on to settle New Nantes (Naoned Nevez) at the mouth of a giant river. At the dawn of the 16th century, the Papacy granted the Duke of Brittany the exclusive right to Christianize and settle the region drained by this river, which was at the time still a vast and unexplored expanse.

    The colony grew quickly, encountering only a few hiccups, including a large native alliance that for a time halted its inland expansion. However, it steadily expanded, and Breton explorers mapped the interior of the continent of North Similian.

    In the mid 16th century, France joined the colonial game in North Similian, seizing a Portuguese colony to establish the territory of Floride. This upset the Bretons, who had come to see North Similian as their area of exclusive influence. Papal diplomatic intervention led to the First Treaty of Avignon, which clarified that the Francisiane grant referred specifically to the lands draining into a stretch of coastline between the OTL Pecos and Chattahoochee Rivers, and that the Bretons possessed no exclusive rights to the continent. Thus, an invisible line stretching from the northwestern edge of the Floridian peninsula and through the Appalachian mountains came to be understood as the border between the French and Breton colonial regions.

    For a time, the two regions grew in peace with one another. In a separate war, Brittany acquired the island of Vinland from its Norwegian owners, renaming the island 'Douargwin', a direct translation of its Old Norse name. The Bretons also actively campaigned against the native federations of the southern Appalachians, expanding their colony further to the east. The establishment of a Breton settlement at Tadoussac drew protests from the French, who believed that they had right to all of North Similian that drained into the Atlantic Ocean. Other conflicts arose in the Ohio region. Due to its proximity to French settlements on the eastern seaboard, France opined that the Ohio territory ought to belong to Floride, while the Bretons argued fiercely that the Ohio river drained into the Mississippi, and was thus an integral part of their initial papal grant. Improved mapping of the continental interior led to the discovery of the Chicago River, forming a tenuous connection between the Mississippi and the Saint Laurent. It was this connection that the Bretons used to claim Douargwin-Veur (OTL Canada) as an extension of their colonial grant, proposing the first complete colonial border, stretching from the Chattahoochee River, through the height of land of the Appalachians, then jogging up to Lake Erie, then following along Saint Laurent's River to the sea.

    All of these disagreements ultimately necessitated the Second Treaty of Avignon, which further clarified colonial regions of influence. Brittany maintained its island colony of Douargwin, but surrendered Douargwin-Veur and the Tadoussac colony to France, which became the basis of the French colony of Cockaigne. Brittany reaffirmed its claims to Ohio, and the Pope granted the Mizhigan Territory, the lands immediately south of the upper three Great Lakes, to the Bretons. Furthermore, the Hurons, who found themselves sandwiched between the two colonial rivals, were designated as a realm which would belong to neither colony, but would rather be Christianized and permitted to remain independent. The Bretons were quick to enforce this decision, and the Hurons would subsequently fall largely into the Breton sphere of influence.

    The Second Treaty of Avignon also proposed a line, driving due north-south from James Bay to the edge of Lake Huron, to divide Douargwin-Veur between Breton and French regions. Neither side could agree on a border, with the Bretons claiming that anything draining into the great bay to the north was, in fact, draining into the Arctic Ocean and thus not subject to French Rule, while France went as far as to claim all lands north and east of the Mississippi watershed as its rightful territory. This proved to be an unresolved sticking point which remains contested to the present day.

    Finally, the Treaty sought to specify a fate for the mighty empires of the Nahua and Maya, although neither France nor Brittany seemed particularly eager to take on these formidable states. Perhaps as a result of this reticence, the Papacy established the Knights of Saint Mary, a crusading order which would, in the following decades, war against and subjugate these heavily-populated pagan kingdoms.

    It was during these Catholic wars for Mechiko that the southwestern portions of the colony of Francisiane shifted away from the central colonial authority in Naoned Nevez. A collection of Breton farmers, miners and ranchers formed an unlikely alliance with previously-conquered Pueblo and Navajo people, and began to report directly to Brittany, rather than to the colonial capital of Francisiane. Brittany accepted this and recognized the distinct colony of Mechiko, while to this day, Francisiane continues to view these provinces as de jure parts of their country.

    One major impact of the establishment of Breton Mechiko was the end of southwestern expansion by Francisiane. Instead, the Bretons turned to the northwest, pushing further up the Missouri River and across the continental divide. Here, they encountered an English colony, California, spread up and down the Pacific Coast of North Similian. Bretons have warred inconclusively with the English Protestants of both California and Texas, although as of yet no lands have yet changed hands.

    Today, Francisiane stands in a unique position. It is the crown colony of the Breton people, and already significantly outpopulates its mother country. The colony has a historical French-speaking elite, but much of the population speaks Brezhoneg, a Celtic language, or native patois. Borders on the ground are frequently not in alignment with those seen on maps, and in several cases Francisiane has exceeded its initial land grants, while keeping stringently to the word of its promises (Bretons never settled these regions, but they did battle the natives who lived there, then claimed their land by right of conquest). Expansion further south and west is blocked by stubborn Mechiko and the English, while eastern expansion is blocked by treaties with France and the papacy. Today, many Bretons look north, to the vast wilderness of Kiskachewanezh, for further expansion.
     
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  5. JohannaK

    JohannaK "Hero"

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    Nice!
     
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    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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  7. Lord_Herobrine

    Lord_Herobrine Procrastinating

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    It would be great if I could play a game of Neptune's Pride without getting betrayed right out of the gate!
     
  8. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Long Live the Bretons!

     
  9. Daftpanzer

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    Notes Iggy colonizing his real-life homeland along the way :)

    SAXON-FREE AMERICA
     
  10. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Well, there are actually English populations in Techas, Kalifornia and Kolombia.
     
  11. Daftpanzer

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    BAN THIS SICK FILTH:

    #MetagamingGreaterCanadianAgenda

     
  12. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    Not shown on the map: the Swedo-Russian-Prussian-Xi Revolution.
     
  13. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    I've got a more recently-updated version showing the internal borders of Fransezh.

     
  14. JohannaK

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    Pan-Celtic transcontinental Empire?
     
  15. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Yup. It started off as Brittany, but when the 1700s rolled around and England was broken, Brittany picked up most of the Celtic components of the state (Cornwall, Scotland, Ireland, but not yet Wales), care of their Bohemian allies. Now, there's an increasing view that the nation is not merely Brittany, its vassals and overseas possessions, but is a pan-Celtic state.
     
  16. Lord_Iggy

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    Steamroller: Aftermath

    By the late 18th century, the world had fallen into five or six major powers: One Prussian, the others Bohemian, Breton, Spanish, Papal, and by some reckonings, French.

    The mighty Podebrad Dynasty stood victorious over Europe, having united the Holy Roman Empire into a single state, and also having one of their own sitting on the throne of the only power that could rival them, the Russo-Swedish Empire which called itself the Prussian Reich. However, this zenith of power was short-lived, as the Podebrads of Prussia, engaged in a stupendous series of expansive campaigns into Asia, were undone by peasant radicals, who in a half-decade of brutal war transformed the Reich into the Revolutionary State of Prussia. The rest of the world watched, nervously, as the two Titans of Eurasia stared one another down.

    However, in spite of tensions and royalist revanchism, the two superpowers did not come to blows, and instead focused on furthering their conquests: Bohemia in the middle east, at last extinguishing the Empire of the Turks, while Prussia exported its radical egalitarianism to Indochina and the Subcontinent.

    In Italy, the Pope remained aligned to the Podebrads, and struggled to maintain and expand a farflung colonial Empire. It maintained subordinate Knightly Orders, such as the Order of Saint James in the Guyanas, and the Order of Saint Mary in Central Similian, while also maintaining the Cape Colony in South Africa and a vast collection of holdings across the Indonesian Archipelago. A stupendous canal, the product of Knightly muscle and Breton financial backing, connected the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, bringing new riches to the Papal realms.

    Spain, often the foe of the other powers of Europe, maintained a great fleet and fantastic military strength, and a highly defensible position behind the Pyrenees. Spain controlled the bulk of South Similian, with all of its vast population and resources. The scattered remnants of the English colonial Empire in Brazil and the Plate also fell into this continent-spanning sphere of influence. Only in the northern Andes and Papal Guyana did Spanish influence wane, where French settler colonies and scattered Inti states held out against the outsiders.

    Breizh, possessing the bulk of North Similian and the Antilles, enjoyed fantastic wealth, with Naoned becoming a global center of commerce and a city on par with Prague or Stockholm. Breton influence in East Asia spread as far inland as Lake Baikal, and encompassed the Korean and Japanese states, both of whom gradually fell under Breton Suzerainty. England's demise at the hands of the European allies left all of the Celtic world under the rule of a single government. Under the reigns of Kings Yann VII, Per V and Arzhur III, a Pan-Celtic identity was espoused. A linguistic academy was founded, ostensibly to revive a language for all Celtic peoples,with the end result being 'Keltieg'. While it was ostensibly intended as a common language, in practical terms it was based very heavily on the Brezhoneg spoken in the Breton capital region, with several foreign loanwords replaced.

    The modern Celtic state is a federal constitutional monarchy. While Breizh itself remained a feudal monarchy for much of its history, its colonies established democratic assemblies, liberal ideas that gradually sifted their way back to Europe. In spite of this, the Royal House is a beloved institution, dating back unbroken over 900 years. Increasingly, though, the Monarch is being marginalized to a figurehead position, with the elected assemblies of the various component states of the Kevre Keltieg enjoying large degrees of autonomy within the greater Royal Union.

    France rests perilously as the sixth power. Sitting between the Spanish, Papal and Bohemian Empires, France has a smattering of colonies on every continent, but has neither the unstoppable militaries of the Bohemians and Prussians, nor the vast new ethnic homelands of the Bretons in Fransezh, the Spanish in Nueva Castile, or even Novo Portugal, the dominant residents of the Antipodean continent. Increasingly, the North Similian colonies are influenced by the vast population and economic dominance of Fransezh, while Brocéliande and the Massif Français struggle to maintain themselves in the face of Papal and Spanish encroachment.

     
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  17. JohannaK

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    This Prussia is the scariest thing I have seen.
     
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    So scary they built a great wall to keep out the HRE. ;)
     
  19. ZeletDude

    ZeletDude The Lion

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    Hey guys! Just logged in for the first time in a while. Wanted to see how things were going. I'm so down to join any future Eu4 multiplayer games.

    Cheers :)
     
  20. Thlayli

    Thlayli Le Pétit Prince

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    Nice to see you Zelet. We'll keep you in the loop! We usually play on Thursday nights.
     

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