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Post by Flaming Bolshevik » 22:02:48 Tuesday, 14 August, 2018

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All players will start out with 500c for simplicity.

The year is 1031 AD. What was once a shining beacon of social and economic progress in Europe has collapsed into a plethora of Taifas all competing to restore the Caliphate and increase their wealth with the riches of Iberia. The Christian Kingdoms in the North seek to capitalize on the disunity in the former Caliphate of Cordoba and believe themselves to be "Holy Warriors" ready to reclaim the land for the Catholic Church and Christianity. The fate of Europe is dependent on you.

Each player will have an important role in the Geopolitical tensions in the regions and NPCs will react accordingly to aggression and diplomacy. I will roll every turn to determine things like banditry, plagues, foreign invasion and the like. I will PM stats to all players separately to save myself the trouble of writing up whole columns.

This being said, the game will now commence.
Metal Gear BOP: Syria/PRC
Aliens!: Romania
BOP 1800: Saint Domingue
BOP 1990: Netherlands
Brazil: Intergralists
BOP 1971: DPRK
BOP 1936: Nationalist Spain
BOP 1985: UK
Light of Al-Andalus: GM

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Post by Flaming Bolshevik » 19:42:43 Sunday, 19 August, 2018

Turn is due 8/23
Metal Gear BOP: Syria/PRC
Aliens!: Romania
BOP 1800: Saint Domingue
BOP 1990: Netherlands
Brazil: Intergralists
BOP 1971: DPRK
BOP 1936: Nationalist Spain
BOP 1985: UK
Light of Al-Andalus: GM

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Post by Flaming Bolshevik » 20:21:15 Wednesday, 05 September, 2018

(No map will be posted as i have no computer in which i can create one.)

TURN 1

Granada
Traders from the Maghreb arrive in Granada, they bring silks and spices from the Far East inspiring many merchants to engage in trade with them boosting the local economy.

2 naval units are raised for the purpose of expanding overseas trade, particularly in Al-Sham. It is slightly successful except for the occasional Pirate raid.


Valencia

4 units of Levies are recruited in Valencia, their motives are unclear but some would speculate that they seek to be prepared to defend themselves from larger states.

Negotiations between Valencia and Alpuente regarding the latters Vassalization is moderately successful. With rumors of Christian Invasion on the Horizon, Alpuente seeks to preserve its wealth by placing it into the hands of Valencia, which is much more prepared to resist Christian incursions.

Experiments with new, and much effective communications methods have resulted in the usage of Pidgeons to relay messages back and forth from the frontlines to the rear. Although the concept seems silly to some, it results in Valencia's forces being much better equipped to react to any sudden invasion.

After experimenting with lodestone, a naturally magnetized ore of Iron; the first compass is created in Valencia. It cannot however, be used for seafaring navigation yet.

Toledo

A Proclamation is issued regarding a new agreement with Cordoba leaving many in the Province hopeful that the worst has passed with the fall of the Caliphate.
PROCLAMATION



In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful,

It is announced that the city of Qurtuba and its surrounds are, by affirmation of the council of that city, under the protection of the Emir of Tulaytulah, who is named Protector of Qurtuba.

The governance of the city and its surrounds remains within the guidance of Sheikh Abu 'l Hazm Jahwar bin Muhammad, with the immediate protection of the city to be bolstered by a contingent of troops of the Emir of Tulaytulah, who will guarantee the integrity of the city against all comers.

The cities of Tulaytulah and Qurtuba have further pledged to jointly resist by force of arms those exterior forces who might seek to threaten their integrity and faith.

Provision will also be made for the protection of trade routes, such that merchants may travel without threat and prosperity may reign.

Among the many benefits to be gained by all through this fortuitous arrangement, the assistance of scholars and learned men of faith from Cordoba to advise and assist the Emir will strengthen both, and preserve that which might have been lost since the Fitna al-Andalus.

Masha'Allah.


Abu Muhammad Ismail al-Zahir ibn Abd al-Rahman ibn Dil-Nun

Emir of Tulaytulah, Protector of Qurtuba
- As per the agreement,1 unit is deployed to safeguard the city of Cordoba/Qurtuba and its surroundings, resulting in a slight reduction of crime in the city.

The influx of trade and the newfound security within Toledo has led to masses of people in the countryside to travel to their local Mosque and take the Shahada, even going as far as to begin constructing Mosques in areas where Muslims are the minority. Whether this proves beneficial remains to be seen.

-After a series of meetings between some of the most reputable Architects and Engineers from Cordoba and Toledo, A Grand Project to pave the roads of the Province is unveiled for the purpose of making transportation and trade much more efficient. Local peasants signed up en masse to work on this project in the hopes of earning an honest keep for themselves, whether this enthusiasm lasts depends on the amount of investment that local authorities invest into this project.

- In accordance with agreement with Albarracin/Banu al-Razin, investments in the iron mines at Sierra Menera are made in return for a stake in the mine and a small plot of land nearby, what will be done with that land is a mystery, although some speculate that a fort will be built there as bandits continue to lash out at merchants passing through.

An agreement of free passage through Denia is signed, allowing increased trade to Almeria.

Badajoz
Abdallah ibn Al-Aftas, Moroccan Berber and Ruler of Badajoz has set out to go on Hajj. This does wonders for his image in the eyes of his fellow Muslims, who are skeptical of his foreign background. Many now view him as a Pious Man.

Abdallah, it seems, did not leave without leaving some sort of guidance for his regent. He ordered the renovation of the Alcazaba of Badajoz, his citadel and the contruction of hundreds of Watchtowers and gatehouses along the Northern Roads and mountain passes leading to the Christian Realm of León-Galicia. Any incursion into Badajoz is much more likely to be repulsed now.

Almeria

Some of Almeria's brightest minds have come together to formulate a way to reduce the time it takes for ships to travel to Mecca in an attempt to make the Hajj Journey easier. They've come up with substantial amounts of research but will likely require more funding in the near future.

A Fortress is built in the northwestern area of Almeria for the purpose of repelling inland attacks coming from Denia. Many citizens feel safer as a result.

Coupled with the building of the Northwestern Fortress, many roads leading to the northwest are renovated and new ones are beginning to spring up, allowing for a local economic boom.


Navarre

2 units of levies are raised in Navarre in order to crack down on Banditry and supposedly, Muslim Raids coming from the south.

New Ports are constructed in order to allow for increased Naval trade to England, this provides new employment opportunities and allows for a slight popularity boost for the ruling elite.
Castille
1 levy unit is raised in Castille and sent to camps near the border. They do not appear to be preparing for invasion as of recently.

Castilian Veterans, with funding from the crown, begin research into new ways to improve their siege weapons. At this rate, they'll have developed a much more accurate weapon by years end.


León

There are rumours coming out of the Royal Courts that the Eldest Bastard son of King Sancho of Pamplona, Ramiro, will seek to usurp the throne of Castille upon the death of the Elderly King Sancho. There is no evidence yet whether this is true, and the court jester who spread these rumors was promptly executed for speaking such nonsense.


Sancha of León is declared to be the Royal Princess of Asturias, the old Kingdom encompassing many Christian States in Spain. She is granted a portion of land in the Northern Coast of the realm and her position is thus solidified as an heir. This also prevents land being seperated from the Kingdom by dowry. It is decreed that any offspring of hers shall remain in the Asturian Dynasty and not of any prospective husband.

A royal decree is issued stating that the road of the Camiño de Santiago, route of the Peregrinatio Compostellana is to be renovated, along with the construction of guarded way houses for pilgrims traveling the road. This results in a popularity boost for the Crown and allows for more money to flow into the royal coffers.
Metal Gear BOP: Syria/PRC
Aliens!: Romania
BOP 1800: Saint Domingue
BOP 1990: Netherlands
Brazil: Intergralists
BOP 1971: DPRK
BOP 1936: Nationalist Spain
BOP 1985: UK
Light of Al-Andalus: GM

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