Game Information

Civilization Julius Caesar of the Romans
MOD Version RevolutionDCM 2.61 for BTS
Speed Normal
Civs 6 + 6 Barb cities
Difficulty Nobel
Map Size Tiny1)
Players 2 (CornMaster, Odin)

RevolutionDCM Options:

Round 1:

Chief CornMaster I of the Roman Tribe (4000BC - 1200BC)

The day dawns on the Roman Tribe. CornMaster the First has pushed the tribe elders into settling down instead of roaming in search of the herds. “From a central settlement, we can build our culture, educate our children, and provide for our people.” A healthy supply of gold and food resources also sweetened the deal.

With the settling of Roma, the Roman Civilization was born. Brave warriors began to explore the country side for other signs of civilization.

3920BC, the Barbarian tribe Chinook was discovered to the north west.

3840BC, a scout from the Ethiopian Tribe visited the Roman borders. Unfortunately, we have been unable to communicate with the strangers, and a state of hostility has broken out. Civilians on the country side are not safe, and require escort by our strongest warriors.

3800BC, our hunters have perfected the art of hunting and begin to experiment with new ways to hunt our game. Our brave explorers have also discovered vast sheets of ice to the north.

3680BC, The Ethiopian scout is attempting to reach the rich lands recently discovered to the south. On of our brave warriors leaves the confines of our city to punish this breach of our territory.

3640BC, our warrior engages the scout and rids him from our territory. Our northern explorers have also discovered the extent of the Ethiopian city to the north.

3600BC, our hunters have perfected the bow and arrow. Allowing for greater defense. Our warrior learns new skills that allow him to be more effective in the battle field and returns to Roma to a heroes welcome.

3560BC, our great artist Fredrick creates the first map of the known world. Showing our position relative to the other great world powers.

3440BC, our northern warrior fortifies in the Ethiopian hillside to keep a watchful eye on their expansion.

3400BC, another great warrior has been trained in Roma. He is dispatched to explore the Southern expanse of land.

3240BC, the great mountain range of Nintendu64 is discovered to the south of Roma.

3160BC, workers perfect bronze working. This discovery has lead to the realization of great copper deposits to the north. Work begins on trying to get these deposits back to Roma. Our southern warrior found a willing native to join our cause.

3120BC, a great work boat was constructed to make the fishing waters off the coast more productive.

3000BC, the Hurrian tribe was discovered in the vast Southern lands.

2960BC, our workers have discovered the wheel. This will make transporting our new found copper much easier.

2920BC, our southern warrior has defeated one of the Hurrian Warriors. Work has begun developing a party to settle land around the northern copper deposits.

2840BC, news reaches the citizens of Roma, our southern warrior was killed by a hoard of Hurrian warriors. Leaders have vowed revenge for our fallen.

2640BC, Ethiopian power has been kept in check by our northern warrior. They have built a small army or warriors and workboats, but have not yet left the confines of Aksum.

2560BC, Our first settling party has set out for the Great Copper Deposit.

2480BC, our first archer has been trained in Roma. Work begins on a worker party to meet up with our settling party.

2400BC, our settling party was attacked by a Chinook warrior. Fortunately, Roma's great warrior followed the settling party into the wilderness. Copper Ridge was settled, and work began on a defensive archery party.

2360BC, with the discovery of writing, our elders believe it will be possible to communicate with other peoples with similar abilities.

2200BC, the Byzantine City State has emerged from the barbarian Chinook tribe. Our northern warrior is forced to flee his fortifications in the Ethiopian country side to defend Copper Ridge from this new threat from the west.

2160BC, the construction of the great Roman Road has begun to connect Roma to Copper Ridge.

2120BC, our northern warrior is attacked by barbarians to the north, and the Malinese have formed from the lowly Hurrian tribe.

2000BC, three Byzantine units are found marching over the western hills. There is great fear that our archers will not be able to penetrate this new armour that we have never seen.

1960BC, a Byzantine scout was destroyed by our archer at Roma. The rest of the Byzantine army has disappeared in the western hills.

1920BC, the Great Roman Road is complete to Copper Ridge. Military advisors urge the connection of this read to Great Copper Deposit. Belief is that this material may be useful for the construction of armour and weapons.

1680BC, as expected, the mining of Great Copper Deposit has resulted in great quantities of copper for weapons and armour.

1640BC, a great quest to educate the population has taken place, and Libraries are under construction in all Roman cities.

1360BC, Great Southern Warrior was attacked by a group of Lions, but fought them all off and gained valuable experience in forest combat. Roma built the first library of the empire, and has started training Axemen.

1240BC, CornMaster the First institutes a strict policy of population control to prevent the city of Roma becoming too over crowded.

1200BC, CornMaster, underfire for the unpopular one Library per city policy and the population limiting policies that were required to increase military defenses and stop civil unrest is forced from power. From the power struggle arises a young idealist ….

Saved Game: sg1-1200bc.civbeyondswordsave

Round 2:

Lord Odin of the Roman City State (1200BC - 125AD)

Lord Odin has usurped the last despot of Roma, Cornmaster and promised he will bring glory to all that is ROME!

Turn 71: Ethiopian Galley enters NE border, still no contact! Work finishes on Library in Copper Ridge, start work on barracks to protect Roman lands!

1120 BC Turn 72: Enemies are everywhere as Ethiopian and Byzantium galleys are spotted to the south.

1040BC Turn 74: Worker complete quarry of marble, move south to construct gold mine. Ethiopians pillage crabs.

975 BC Turn 76: Roma completes training of worker begins work on barracks. Byzantines have entered NW border, army sent out to meet them. Worker begins road to Roma gold mine to the west.

950 BC Turn 77: Copper Ridge finishes barracks work begins on training another axeman! “We must build our army!” proclaims Lord Odin from his palace in Roma!

925BC Turn 78: Odin fears Roma will become unhappy if growth is not spurned so workers are told to maximize production rather than food.

875 BC Turn 80: Our Sages have taught us this new idea of numbers, counting and mathematics. Lord Odin is very pleased and believes this will be an advantage over the worthless barbarian hordes. Byzantium hordes seen on the outskirts of our NW border. 850 BC. Turn 81. Hords to the NW disappear. Workers finish the first Roma gold mine! The new mine is worked and more money is flowing. Odin decides that Roma can grow again.

825 BC Turn 82. Copper ridge produces another axeman, who is trained in Combat 1. Work begins on another axeman as more Byzantium hors are spotted! Workers move to encamp the elephants NE of Roma.

800 BC Turn 83 Our borders have been breached by Justineans men. We will defend copper ridge Odin proclaims.

775 BC. Turn 84: Byzantium horde heads south towards Roma, axemen dispatched. Work finishes on camp. Lord Odin approves of this access to ivory! Worker runs to hook up other elephants.

725 BC. Turn 86: SAD NEWS both axemen are killed in battle, but they mange to kill a Byzantium Spearman. Another axeman has been finished in Copper Ridge. Herman Cotes (great general) and a chariot are also injured, but not killed by the axemen. Axeman from Copper Ridge defeats chariot, but Herman Cotes lives.

700 BC. Turn 87: Roman axeman is killed by Byzantium axeman. It seems we may be conquered, fear spreads in the streets, but Lord Odin is quick to squash any ideas that Rome will not prevail.

675 BC. Turn 88: Byzantium is coming for Roma! Axeman has been finished in Roma. All workers seek refuge in Roma. It is decided after consulting the gods that the new axeman will be better served in Roma, rather than meeting Byzantium’s army in the forest to the north of Roma.

650 BC. Turn 89: Roma withstands Justinian’s seize. Roma army killed 1 swordsman, 1 axeman, 2 spearmen, and a warrior. However, 2 archers are lost. Byzantium heroes of the sword are spawned from the battle, along with our great general Pachacuti. Pachacuti decides his best role is to lead by example, and trains warrior into an axeman.

625 BC. Turn 90: Justinian’s men are fleeing, it is unlikely that we could kill them as the retreat!

600 BC. Turn 91: Both Copper Ridge and Roma finish axemen and begin another axeman. Justinian and Odin sit down and decide that both have right to live and a 10 turn peace treaty is signed. Odin believes it is in Rome’s best interest to sign peace if possible, but barbarians will be met with all deadly force if out borders are not respected!

575 BC. Turn 92: Great Southern Warrior is killed by the Mali and Ethiopians have been spotted. It seems more of Rome’s neighbours wish to die by Roman hands! Workers finish road and camp to south elephants.

550 BC. Turn 93: Ethiopians have been spotted, Rome prepares for battle.

525 BC Turn 94: Ethiopians have crossed into Roman territory.

500 BC Turn 95: Both cities finish Axeman. Roma is order to keep up the work on axeman while Copper Ridge is told to start building city walls. Our wiseman have discovered the art of Construction. Both Copper Ridge axemen are sent to help aid Roma.

475 BC Turn 96: Roma destroys all Ethiopian troops with no casualties.

450 BC Turn 97: Second gold mine is finished, and Copper Ridge troops sent to marble quarry to prevent destruction by Ethiopians. It is rumoured Odin may send a force to Ethiopia to contest the violation of roman lands and the attacking of Roma.

425 BC. Turn 98: Farmers have found away to grow more food, calling it Agriculture. Roma finishes axeman, and Lord Odin orders them to build an archer.

375 BC. Turn 100: Mali skirmishers spotted to the South. Three axemen from Roma, including our great general sent to the marble quarry.

350 BC. Turn 101: Our people have also discovered how to tame wild beasts, call it animal husbandry. Lord Odin is extremely pleased and things the large animals to our East may be useful. Roma finishes archer, order to begin city walls. Copper Ridge finishes walls and order to begin construct of a catapult. Workers finish building farm on flood plains. Warrior in copper ridge upgraded to axeman. Ethiopian troops spotted NE of marble quarry.

325 BC Turn 102: Mysticism founded. Odin orders all 6 axemen in Copper Ridge to enter Ethiopian lands. It is time to bring the fight to them! Mali scout enters southern border. Road to horses begins.

300 BC. Turn 103: Mali scout is killed for violation of Roman territory. Ethiopian in a counter punch cross northern border. Odin believes Copper Ridge can withstand and does not order the axemen back. However, additional archers are sent up from Roma.

275 BC. Turn 104: Odin and Mansa Musa sit down and negotiate a peace treaty. Odin orders axemen back from front lines to prevent archer bombardment from Ethiopians.

250 BC Turn 105: Meditation researched. Road to horse completed and beginning of construction of pasture.

225 BC Turn 106: Roma finishes walls and begins work on catapult. Workers finish pasture.

200 BC Turn 107: Odin signs open borders with Mali in hopes to foster not only peace but allow Mali to attack Justinian. Priesthood is researched. Copper Ridge finishes catapult and begins work on Odin’s great work, which he call s the Oracle. Odin hopes to finish this great work before his life is over.

150 BC Turn 109: Odin begins seize of Ethiopian capital. New unit called the catapult should be effective though slow in bringing down Ethiopian defences.

125 BC Turn 110: Roma finishes catapult and begins work on a chariot. A new weapon that Odin believes will be effective against the Ethiopian axemen.

50 BC. Turn 113: Roma finishes Chariot begins work on another.

25BC. Turn 114: Copper Ridge’s borders expand. Odin has successfully bombarded Ethiopian defences to 0.

1 AD. Turn 115: Roma has finished a 2nd chariot and begun work on a 3rd.

25 AD. Turn 116: Monarchy researched.

50 AD. Turn 117: Odin great work the Oracle is competed. From the Oracle Odin learns Feudalism, and decides to revolutionize the Roman state by adopting Vassalage, Serfdom, and proclaiming himself king of Rome. He holds back on total war with Ethiopia to after the revolution and all units are in place.

75 AD. Turn 118: Odin begins to battle for Aksum, but half way thorough the battle after some even odd losses it is clear to him that he cannot take the city. Odin and Zara sit down and sign a peace treaty. Though it is said that secretly Odin believes Ethiopia has signed their death certificate since he will never grant them right of passage through Roman lands.

100 AD Turn 119: The wars are over but Odin fears that even as death is creeping up on him more wars will come. The Mali have built a city almost within the Southern Roman border and Odin is sure this will spark tension between the two sides.

125 AD Turn 120: It is a sad day for Rome as Odin dies in his sleep. His last act as king was to sign an open borders treaty with Justinian in hopes of finding new lands and people beyond the western border. Odin leaves plans for his son to take over as KING OF ROME. Plans are put in place to build a monument to Odin in Roma. Odin’s biggest regret is that he was not able to expand the kingdom of Rome, by conquest or peace, and hopes that his son will be able to expand because of the peace treaties and open borders he was able to arrange. Odin may have wrenched control of Rome away from CornMaster during times of war and strife, but he leaves it in times of peace and prosperity! LONG LIVE THE KING!!

Round 3:

Lord Fisher the First, Kingdom of Roma (125AD - 520AD)

Even before Lord Odin had taken his final breath, the end was nearing on his family line. Shortly after taking power, Lord Odin allowed the destruction of historical fishing grounds. Over time, the resentment of the large fishing class grew, as Odin neglected the sea. Nobles in the fishing community had been plotting for hundreds of years, waiting for their opportunity to seize power. That day has now come. With aid from the ancestors of the early Chiefs, Lord Fisher the First was able to wrangle power from Odin II and take over control of the Roman Empire. “Our first order of business is to return Romans to the Sea. Our destiny is not on this continent, but out there, over the ocean. The wars under Lord Odin did nothing but to further cut us off from lands to our south, north and west. Only the Sea to the east can lead to our expansion, and ultimate freedom from oppression from our neighbors!”.

With this order, Odin II was exiled from Roma, and settled in the mountain side near Nintendu 64. This cleared the way for Lord Fisher to begin his rein.

125 AD: Lord Fisher presses for the cancellation of the monument to Lord Odin. More conservative members of the kings advisors pushes not to offend the still strong support from former Odin followers.

150 AD: Polytheism is proposed by some members of the elders, but it does not catch on. Lord Fisher dispatches a chariot to explore Byzantine lands. Queues up the production of a work boat in Roma.

175 AD: Monument to Lord Odin complete.

200 AD: Rumors have spread that the Ethiopians have found their way to another land and have begun efforts to colonize it.

250 AD: Lands to the west have been uncovered. It is a mountainous land with some resource wealth, but is completely occupied by the Byzantines. Training begins for and army of longbowmen .

275 AD: Rumor spreads that the Arabian civilization has been destroyed in a far off land. Citizens are becoming uneasy with the expansion of the military, and the lack of progress towards a true seafaring civilization. Many of those calling for reform see it as much of the same as under Lord Odin.

350 AD: Exploration of the Empire of Mali begins to the south. The Ethiopians found Lalibela to the north of Copper Ridge.

375 AD: In an attempt to appease the fishermen class, Lord Fisher begins construction of another work boat. “The current state of ocean faring technology is appalling, all we can build is fishing boats!” Lord Fisher has been reported as saying. “I'm not sure if I can bring forth the reform I so dearly want. Military conquest may be our only means of survival.”

425 AD: To appease the reformers, Lord Fisher commands the work boat to explore the south coast. “Perhaps that can buy some time before a revolt.”

475 AD: Old Man Bobby has passed in Roma. He was well known for his extensive knowledge of the world, and his great library. He has donated all of his materials to the Library of Roma, and with the funding of a new wing, this should make the Library a greater place of research! No new lands have been discovered to the south by the ocean, or land expeditions. Lord Fisher recalls the work boat and continues his policy of food storage facilities for all cities.

520 AD: With no progress on ocean exploration, and a strict policy of population control in Copper Ridge, a revolt has broken out across the nation. CornMaster the Second promises a new direction for the Kingdom of Roma and gains power.

CornMaster II, Kingdom of Roma (520AD - 840AD)

540 AD: CornMaster II changes research direction to try and capitalize on our rich horse and elephant filled country side. Also seeks out land to the south for expansion.

580 AD: Another rich fishing ground of clams has been discovered to the north of Roma. A new location has been discovered, rich in ocean resources on the southwest side of the Nintendu sub continent. Training begins for a settling party, and work boats to capitalize on this new location currently dubbed Corningrad.

600 AD: Again we hear that the Arabian civilization has been destroyed in a far off land.

680 AD: Mansa of the Mali visited Roma with his entourage to see King CornMaster II. Mansa offers the art of sailing, in exchange for knowledge of Mathematics. CornMaster will have none of this, and banishes the party. With the completion of the settling party in Copper Ridge, work begins on War Elephants.

700 AD: Rumor has reached us that the Chinese Civilization has been destroyed. Asked to comment, King CornMaster II responds “They must have been weak and unprepared. This leaves the invention of fireworks up to us!”. Baffled by the comment, workers go about their day.

720 AD: The first Forge in constructed in Roma. This should greatly increase our productivity. Confucianism has spread to Ethiopian lands. Asked to comment, CornMaster II responds, “I'm not sure what impact that will have on us at this time.”

760 AD: Our first work boat departs for the future site of Corningrad. Work begins on reinforcements for the core of the Empire.

780 AD: Zara visits Roma to ask for an open borders treaty. Content to respect the wishes of his predecessors, CornMaster II denies the request. Gandhi, from the Indian City State also makes his way to Roma. CornMaster II greets his emissary, however, there is little to learn from the Indians at this time. Gandhi's open borders request is rejected. CornMaster II announcements a new policy of promoting cultural growth of the Roman people.

800 AD: CornMaster II begins construction of a huge monument to himself in Roma. It is like 3 times bigger then the Monument to Lord Odin.

(Pilgrimage to Corningrad - Right)

820 AD: CornMaster II begins to suffer from a strange medical condition that causes sudden loss of strength. This disease is dubbed CTD or Crash to Desktop. Its cause is thus far unexplained, but as CornMaster II awakens, he seems to have lost some of his recent memory, and believes that it is still 760AD. CornMaster II relives his last few orders over the next few days, convinced that time has been set back.

840 AD: Finally, it is 840 AD. CornMaster II stops his reorders, and hasn't suffered any relapses of CTD, but the whole experience has been very demanding on him, and his staff. His advisors convince him to take a break, and visit the new Corningrad city site. The advisors set up an advisory panel to search for a new ruler, and rule in the Kings stead.

Advisory Panel A, Kingdom of Roma (840AD - 1000AD)

860 AD: Work continues around Corningrad. Construction of a Monument begins. A Monument to the Advisory Panel.

880 AD: With the weaker leadership provided by the Advisory Panel, Zara of the Ethiopians demand Clam from Roma. Not wishing to anger the Ethiopians, the Advisory Panel agrees to the demand. “At least that will keep them off our back for a while”, Spineless the First was quoted as saying. Construction continues on weapons of war, just as CornMaster II policy of cultural expansion begins to pay off with the discovery of Aesthetics.

900 AD: Zara again visits Roma, this time demanding the secrets of Construction. Spineless I was going to cave to this demand as well, but the Advisory Panel agreed that it was too important to give away. This knowledge would allow the construction of great war machines. The demand is rejected. The great Colossus is constructed in Roma. This 1000 foot tall ode to awesomeness now sits over the harbour entrance to Roma.

920 AD: The Advisory Panel decides that connecting Corningrad to the Core is essential to good relations with the outlying cities.

960 AD: Literature is discovered, and hope is that the discovery of Music will lead to a great cultural expansion in Southern Nintendu 64.

980 AD: A great flood washes out roads around Roma. Money is spent to protect the infrastructure. Construction begins on a great fortress network to the south of Roma that will connect both of the great seas. The rule of the Advisory Panel draws to a close as they select their successor.

1000 AD: Rule is passed over to….

Round 4:

Lord Odin the Second, Kingdom of Roma (1000AD - 1400AD)

The advisory council decides to appoint Tim Horton as the new leader, this last for a month when the great army general Zander decides to assassinate Tim Horton in a rear double double killing. After which he rolls up the rim of his helmet and finishes the bloodless coup by smothering the advisory council. Zander is sworn in as Odin II, King of Rome!

Turn 162 1020 AD: Copper Ridge finishes Catapult, Odin II orders the construction of another Catapult. “We must build an army to expand Roman rule over the land!” Corningrad grants access to fish.

Turn 163 1030 AD: Worker in Corningrad finishes road, and begins work on a mine.

Turn 164 1040 AD: The marble quarry has been destroyed by a enemy spies. Odin II vows revenge against the agents found responsible.

Turn 166 1060 AD: Mali comes to Roma and insults Odin II by demanding the knowledge of literature. Odin decides that he will not be pushed around and bans Mali from Roma! On their way out of Roma it is reported the Mali have stolen some grain, though Odin II quickly spreads the rumour that it was vermin and has the grain replaced to appease the masses. Worker completes the southern fort, Odin II orders the worker to replace the destroyed marble quarry. Corningrad worker finishes mine and begins work on another.

Turn 167 1070 AD: Zara comes to Roma and offers and exchange of knowledge, sailing for literature and 15 Gold coins. Although Odin II is not inclined to trade with Ethiopia he decides that maybe the past should be left in the past and agrees to trade. Secretly Odin II hopes this will appease Ethiopia and keep them out of the war he is planning against Byzantium. Copper Ridge finishes catapult and Odin II orders the training of an Axeman.

Turn 168 1080 AD: Our great scholars have come up with this new idea of music, Odin is pleased by the rhythmic noise. WAR WERE DECLEARED ON BYZANTIUM. Copper Ridge upgrades 1 archer to a long bowmen with the war. Great Prophet Zoroaster is born in Copper Ridge and dedicates his life to the ideas of theology. Great artist is born in Roma.

Turn 170 1100 AD: Gandhi shows up for an unexpected visit in Roma, offering currency and 40 gold pieces for music. Odin II agrees to the exchange. Our empire now has over half a million souls. Great artist in Corningrad finishes a great work of Cornmaster II.

Turn 171 1110 AD: Copper Ridge finishes Axeman and holds of Justinian’s horse archers. Work begins on a war elephant.

Turn 172 1120 AD: Our war elephant and axeman defeat Justinian’s forces. Work begins on stone quarry near Corningrad.

Turn 173 1130 AD: Great Library finished in Roma. Work begins on a war elephant. Floods wash out roads near Copper Ridge.

Turn 176 1160 AD: Wisemen have taught us Machinery.

Turn 177 1170 AD: Worker finishes stone quarry and starts work on another copper mine. Roma finishes war elephant and begins work on another.

Turn 178 1180 AD: Copper Ridge finishes war elephant and begins work on another

Turn 180 1200 AD: Corningrad finishes library and begins work a lighthouse.

Turn 181 1210 AD: Glory to Rome, we have taken Constantinople and pillage 116 gold pieces. Great warrior born in Rome, joins army and used to upgrade archer to a long bowman.

Turn 183 1230 AD: Roma finishes Catapult begins work on Statue of Odin II (Zeus). Copper ridge finishes war elephant and begins work on spearman.

Turn 184 1240 AD: Corningrad finishes lighthouse and begins work on city walls.

Turn 185 1250 AD complete civil service.

Turn 187 1270AD: War elephant attacks and beats archer in Thessalonica

Turn 188 1280 AD: Corningrad finishes walls and starts work on granary

Turn 189 1290 AD: Copper Ridge finishes work on spearman and begins work on catapult. Great Scientist Aryabhata builds an academy in Roma.

Turn 191 1310 AD: Gandhi arrives in Roma demanding to be taught Feudalism. Odin II refuses to hear such nonsense! Roma finishes great statue of Odin II. Work begins on a maceman. Thessalonica is taken by Roman forces, all glory to Odin II and Rome. Odin after vanquishing Justinian from the continent sign a peace treaty in exchange for the knowledge of Drama, Calendar, and Compass. Renames Constantinople to Istanbul, and Thessalonica to Asgard.

Turn 192 1320 AD: “A violent revolution has occurred in the kingdom of Mali!! The revolutionionaries join the Egyptian Rebels of Walata as war engulfs the region.

Turn 193 1330 AD: Copper Ridge finishes Catapult and begins work on a theatre. Corningrad finishes granary and begins work on a theatre.

Turn 195 1350 AD: Gandhi comes back to Roma asking for right of passage, Odin II having remembering the demand before says “Who Let you back into my empire!” Finishes guilds. Water supply in Copper Ridge is poisoned.

Turn 197 1370 AD: Ethiopia comes asking for trade but Odin II sends him away. Copper Ridge finishes it theatre and begins work on forum.

Turn 198 1380 AD: Islam spreads in Corningrad, Odin II decides to convert to the One true god and his prophet Mohammed. Corningrad also finishes its theatre and starts work on a Spy.

Turn 200 1400 AD: Odin II dies while attending a theatre production in Copper Ridge! Who will lead us now?????

Round 5:

Alfred I, Kingdom of Rome (1400AD - 1600AD)

Turn 201 1410AD: After what seems like a few months of now activity….Alfred the First ascends to the throne. Upon his coronation, he is informed that The Romans are the most Advanced civilization on the planet. “Excellent news” he is quoted as saying.

Alfred is weary of his Ethiopian and Mali neighbours to the North and South. Both have armies that rival Rome. He is eager to complete the weaponization of gunpowder, “Finally, this secret weapon will change the face of warfare”.

Turn 202 1420 AD: A spy is caught near Roma. Alfred digs through the archive, and discovers ancient plans for a canal north of Nintendu64. “Capital idea, this will greatly reduce ship travel time for us and our allies”. Workers are redeployed to complete the canal.

Turn 203 1430AD: Islam has spread to Roma while the Egyptian civilization has been destroyed. A spy has been commissioned to explore Mali lands.

Turn 204 1440AD: Islam has spread to Copper Ridge. A Mali spy has been caught near Copper Ridge.

Turn 206 1460AD: Gunpowder has been placed in weapon form, and our wisemen start wearing funny clothes to usher in this new era. Research begins on the Code of Laws. Alfred I “I can't believe someone hasn't thought of that yet..”

Turn 207 1470AD: The Roman Kingdom has grown to 1 million people. The former Byzantine lands to the north are increasingly incorporated into Roman territory.

Turn 208 1480AD: The Code of Laws is discovered. “Excellent, this will increase our spying capacity!” Alfred is quoted in the Roma Daily. “How exactly does that work?” asked an onlooker. This onlooker was later hanged on the monument of Odin II.

Research begins on Optics, to allow exploring of the ocean. Mass production of muskets begins throughout the empire. Alfred is informed of the many ways that our religious beliefs could be better exploited for national gain. Organized Religion is adopted.

Turn 209 1490AD: The Arabian Civilization has been destroyed…again. And the Egyptian Civilization has been reborn. Our spy will return to Roma to protect the capital. Alfred decrees, “From this day forth, the Kingdom of Rome will be known as the Roman Kingdom!”. “Wow, that's original” a bystander is quoted to saying.

Turn 210 1500AD: We are visited by Elizabeth of the English. It is decided not to participate in any trades at this time, as Alfred wants to focus on Continental politics. The great southern canal is complete. Workers are dispatched to improve other lands.

Turn 211 1505AD: The Mali offer a trade of Philosophy for Feudalism and 15 gold. Alfred really likes the opportunities that Philosophy would open up, and would also like to keep our brothers of the faith pleased, as so agrees to the deal. Islam has now spread to every city in the empire. While examining the state of the empire, Alfred discovers an underground movement in Asgard that seeks independence. There isn't anything to worry about yet, but he will watch these developments.

Turn 212 1510AD: A quarry has been destroyed by enemy spies! Also, the independence movement has progressed quicker then expected. The citizens of Asgard asked to rejoin the Byzantine Kingdom. Alfred rejected the request.

Turn 213 1515AD: The first musketman is produced and hardened for city defenses. Alfred: “The first of many.” Construction begins on the Pyramids of Roma.

Turn 214 1520AD: Charles Darwin is born in Roma. He is dispatched to the coastal islands near Corningrad to study several species of turtles there. There are high hopes that he will found an academy of sciences!

Turn 216 1530AD: The Spanish have stumbled into Roman waters, and have nothing of use to offer us. Gandhi again asks for Open Borders, but his request is rejected. Academy is built in Corningrad.

Turn 217 1535AD: Just hours after being reconstructed, and explosion inside of the Quarry north of Copper Ridge has reduced it to rubble. Alfred has vowed to protect the country side, and hunt down those responsible.

Turn 218 1540AD: Paper has been discovered. Alfred was observed running around with his new paper outstretched in his arms, saying 'Papers! Here are my papers!“ and looking like a total tool. If he wasn't the King, he probably would have been shot.

Turn 219 1545AD: For the first time during his rein, Alfred runs a deficit. “We cannot allow this to continue, the people will loose faith in our ability to rule.” Courthouses and market places are built to help stem the flow of cash to corruption.

Turn 220 1550AD: Cultural encroachment of the Mali threatens the southern canal. Alfred does not want to engage in war over the canal, but is weary of part of it falling into a potential enemies hands. Quarry is restored.

Turn 221 1555AD: The Russians have been spotted off shore. They seek audience with Alfred I, as does their Vassal, Suleiman. They are backwards scientifically, but seem to have amassed a great empire. Construction of a court house allows Alfred to reduce the emergency taxation measures that were enacted to fight the deficit. Offshore fishing resources near Corningrad are about to be harvested.

Turn 222 1560AD: Cathrine offers Open Borders, but it is rejected by Alfred. The Ethiopians continue to produce great world wonders. This worries Alfred, as their great culture may convince some Romans to emulate them. A bold plan of increased production, followed by quick cultural expansion is planned for Copper Ridge.

Turn 223 1565AD: The Russians declare war on the English. Alfred states Roman neutrality' “I mean…we don't even know where they live…”

Turn 224 1570AD: The Great Pyramids of Roma are complete. The French Civilization has been destroyed. Cathrine of the Russians has been deposed by Stalin.

Turn 225 1575AD: The Arabian civilization has been destroyed. Our first ocean faring ship has been built. Dubbed the SS Wave Rider, hopes are high that we will find some unclaimed land.

Turn 227 1585AD: Alfred I, under pressure from his advisors, will allow popularly elected government officials in the near future. This representation should boost national morale, while cutting down on corruption. Elections are under way, and a new leader will be elected in 1600AD. Both Greece, and the Holy Roman Empire were discovered to the west. Both are quite backward.

Turn 228 1590AD: The Portuguese have been discovered. The Kingdom of Rome has been renamed the Republic of Rome.

Turn 229 1595AD: Zara demands guilds. He is politely shown the door. The English also demand guilds, and are turned away. The Egyptians have been discovered.

Turn 230 1600AD: With his rein coming to an end, and the end of hereditary rule in Rome, Alfred I exits his life of politics. He retires to a cottage in the mountains of Nintendu64.

Round 6:

Richard I, Roman Republic (1605AD - 1660AD)

Richard I is selected as the leader of the new Roman Republic. First order of business is to define the new Roman Republic as “peaceful, but we will defend ourselves, and we are slaves to no one!”

Turn 1 (1605): Because of the transition from kingship to republic, spies have gained advantage on us. Suleiman asks Richard I to join his war against the Holy Romans, Richard I declines. It seems that the new politics have influenced everyone as education spreads throughout the land. Harbour built in Corningrad.

Turn 2 (1610):

Turn 3 (1615):

Turn 4 (1620): Spy discovered in Asgard. Stalin asks us to join his war on the holy Romans. Richard I declines. Copper Ridge finishes Musketman. Barracks built in Corningrad.

Turn 5 (1625): We meet the Germans and their leader Frederick.

Turn 6 (1630): Roma cannot finish Chichen Itza, begin work on National Epic.

Turn 7 (1635): Work continues on roads, throughout the land

Turn 8 (1640): Richard I decides to sign open borders with Stalin. Liberalism discovered and leads straight to Astronomy. A courthouse is built in Asgard.

Turn 9 (1645): Richard I declines open borders to Gandhi. Musketman built in Copper Ridge. Great Scientist born in Roma.

Turn 10 (1650): Copper Ridge builds Academy (Great Scientist).

Turn 11 (1655): Richard I decline offer of trade with Mali, and tells Portugal to take their Heritage Rule and shove it. Banking discovered. Forum built in Corningrad.

Turn 12 (1660): With the continued unsettled politics in the world, the senate decides to elect a different leader Timothy I who decides to expand the army. Roma and Copper Ridge build catapults.

Timothy I, Roman Republic (1665AD - 1750AD)

Turn 13 (1665): Timothy I declines Alexander`s request to join the war against the Holy Romans since the army is not ready and we have no Navy to speak of.

Turn 14 (1670): To increase Rome’s place in the world Timothy I signs open borders with Egypt. Catapult built in Roma.

Turn 15 (1675): Catapult built in Copper Ridge.

Turn 16 (1680): Have 2 million people in Rome.

Turn 17 (1685): War Elephant built in Roma.

Turn 18 (1690): After long consideration Timothy I decline open borders to the Holy Romans, to prevent repercussions from other nations at war with Charlemagne. With the discovery of Economics the Roman Republic opens its ports to the world and switched to a Free Market system. Catapult built in Copper ridge. Great Merchant born in Roma.

Turn 19 (1695):

Turn 20 (1700): Maceman built in Roma.

Turn 21 (1705): We are the Largest Civilization. Timothy I rejects Gandhi’s trade offer as totally one sided.

Turn 22 (1710): Maceman built in Roma. Catapult built in Copper Ridge. Aqueduct built in Istanbul. Library built in Asgard.

Turn 23 (1715): Engineering Discovered. Reject Elizabeth`s trade offer. Iron discovered near Istanbul.

Turn 24 (1720): Portugal demands guilds offer is totally rejected. Timothy I decides after long term spying on Ethiopia that the time for conquest is now. Timothy I declared war on Ethiopia and England.

Turn 25 (1725): Copper Ridge`s water supply is poisoned, the people are not happy pressure in the senate builds to kill the evil Ethiopians. Germany declares war on us. Civil War in Russia.

Turn 26 (1730): Holy Roman Empire Declares war on us. Copper ridge musketman kills Ethiopian maceman. Great Artist born in Roma.

Turn 27 (1735): Lalibela (Ethiopian) defences have finally been reduced to 0%.

Turn 28 (1740): Great General born in Istanbul set`s up shop in Copper Ridge to train new recruits.

Turn 29 (1745): Victorious Roman armies take Lalibela from the Ethiopians. Camp pillaged by English forces.

Turn 30 (1750): Although the great Roman army has succeeded in capturing Lalibela, Timothy I has erred by allowing English forces to continue to threaten Roma, in the heat of a senate debate Timothy I is assassinated by noble men who wish to see the English threat disposed of for once and for all. Who will these low life’s chose as the Republic’s new leader?

Round 7:

General Ricardo Awesomeo, Roman Republic (1755AD - 1820AD)

The 'Great Chaos' that followed the assassination of Timothy I lead to a period of instability in the empire. Through this chaos, hundreds of lives were lost in rioting against the government. People had lost faith in their elected leaders, and democracy in general, with the cowardly assassination of Timothy.

From the ashes of the chaos came General Ricardo Awesomeo who was able to unite the army against the senate, and seize total power. A Republic in name only, Rome was now ruled by one man: “Our first order of business is to try and shut down some of these wars. Four nations at once is too many, we need to focus on our nearest enemies first.”

Turn 261 (1755AD): Ricardo begins by retooling a chariot stationed in Istanbul with plans to send it to the front and protect our horse pasture near Roma from the English.

Later that day, General Ricardo contacts Elizabeth of the English to inform her of the new order in Rome. Ricardo pushes an agenda of peace with Elizabeth, and is able to get a peace treaty, plus 100 gold in reparations from the English. “This will allow us to focus on our neighbors to the north.”

Ricardo also contacts Mansa Musa of the Malinese and discusses a war pact against the Ethiopians. For 315 gold, Mansa agrees to attack Zara. When asked why bring an ally in the fight, Ricardo explains: “I can understand why some of you would question this treaty. You would prefer we have all of the glory of Ethiopian conquest to ourselves. The reasons for this treaty are simple. Our forces are depleted from our initial attack. Bringing fresh troops to the fight should quickly end the war. Our troops will still be present to capture the main cities, and if that fails, I have a secret weapon to win the hearts and minds of the new Mali subjects. Also, the Mali has a strong army that can rival Rome, if it is engaged in combat, it should weaken and give us the balance of power should a war ever come.”

The answer appeases many who seek stronger ties with the Mali, and a mutual war should bring our peoples closer together. Some fear the lack of transparency in Ricardo's administration. 'Secret weapon to win the hearts and minds', what could he mean by that?

Turn 262 1760AD: Chemistry is discovered, which will allow the construction of great ships of war. Corningrad begins construction of the Republic's first Frigate.

The Germans disembark troops to the north east of Roma. Roma is still heavily fortified from the English assault, and should be safe. Archer bombardment begins and weakens some of the German troops. A knight is dispatched to help with the cleanup.

The Mali have begun to send troops north. The Ethiopians have sent troops to recapture Lalibela, but they are quickly turned away by pikemen.

A spy is dispatched to investigate Aksum and plot potential move against it.

Turn 263 1765AD: A portion of our gold reserves were stolen in Copper Ridge.

The Germans retreat to the hillside outside of Roma to the East. Troops continue to heal in Lalibela for the final push against Zara.

Turn 264 1770AD: Mansa has brought a great army to bear near Gondar. Ricardo sends in some support troops for aid. The spy continues to Aksum. There is a revolution in Russia.

The Egyptians offer a lopsided trade, which is rejected.

Turn 265 1775AD: Istanbul completes a knight and begins work on a Courthouse: “We cannot survive without the rule of law!” Ricardo is quoted to have said. Roma completes a pikeman, and begins work on a musketman. The first wave of attack against Condar is complete, with the Mali troops taking heavy damage, but not many loses. Closer examination shows a sizable archer army present, which would explain the damage.

The Ethiopians have their army spread attempting to reach Gondar, the Roman main force departs from Lalibela on Aksum.

A maceman was lost to the Ethiopeans while defending the Mali troops. An Elephant was lost attacking a maceman, but revenge was had when that maceman died at the hands of our maceman. Our pikeman head to protect our mounted troops.

Our main force approaches Aksum.

More gold was stolen from our treasury, this time from Lalibela. Our maceman was destroyed by a Ethiopian war elephant. Who was then killed by our longbowman.

Turn 267 1785AD: The main army reaches Aksum and begins bombardment.

Turn 268 1790AD: Musketman is trained in Roma, and is hardened against archers. Heads to Gondar to aid in the siege. Work begins on siege weapons across the Republic.

The Holy Romans wish to negotiate with Ricardo. Peace is gained, along with 5 gold in reparations and the world map of the Holy Romans. The entire world map is now available.

The Germans are also willing to talk, and Ricardo extracts 40 gold from them, along with their map.

Turn 269 1795AD Our first Frigate is complete, and has headed to the Ethiopian coast. Work begins on a university in Corningrad.

Turn 270 1800AD: Our spies indicate that the Ethiopians are very close to discovering gunpowder. Ricardo presses for a swift victory. An effort is made to cut off the Ethiopian supply of iron outside of Aksum.

Ethiopians begin a full scale attack on our main army. All attackers are defeated.

Turn 271 1802AD: Our spy incites a revolt in Aksum. We use this opportunity to attack. Our catapults soften up the troops, although not as much as Ricardo would have liked. “The odds are not in our favour” the field general says. “Channel the power of Odin. Make that 3% odds a success!” The knights begin their hopeless attack, but manage to defeat the hardened longbowmen. Lalibela sends in additional reinforcements.

The attack did not go well. Rome took heavy losses outside of Aksum, however, there are only three wounded defenders left. If no Ethiopian reinforcements come in the next two turns, Aksum should fall easily.

Turn 272 1804AD: Several Ethiopian units avoid the siege, and funnel into Aksum. Reinforcements continue to gather.

Turn 273 1806AD: Bombardment begins from the ocean. Reinforcements arrive at Aksum. The attack is pressed, and another two Ethiopian units fall.

Turn 274 1808AD: The army continues the siege of Aksum.

Turn 275 1810AD: Citizens of Lalibela are considering revolution. Ricardo attempts to improve the situation locally. The siege continues.

Turn 276 1812AD: Ricardo presses to end the siege of Aksum. War weariness is beginning to set in with the citizens and is hurting productivity of the Republic. After 5 successful attacks, Aksum has fallen. Attention now shifts to Gondor. A great artist hurries to Aksum to quell the resistance.

Ricardo is questioned about the the break of the siege:

The siege was broken at 5:15AM local time when our column smashed through their defences, lead by our brave catapults.

Which city? Gondor or AssClown?

Did he say AssClown, or Aksum.

I believe he said AssClown sir.

The siege was broken at Aksum. However, the city shall now be know as AssClown.

Turn 277 1814AD: Troops continue to move towards Gondor as that siege is still underway.

Turn 278 1816AD: Disorder is breaking out across the empire. Ricardo begins a campaign to build colesumes across the Republic. It is dubbed 'the Great Diversion'. The Mali press their attack against Gondor, but fail, with a complete loss of life. Little damage was done to the entrenched Ethiopians. All troops are in place however, and Ricardo decides that now is as good as time as any. The fight for Gondor begins.

All siege weapons are lost in the initial softening. Two successful low percentage attacks take out the gunpowder defences. Not all units could be defeated however, Gondor remains out of our hands for another year.

Steel is discovered. Ricardo is heard reciting a poem in celebration:

Steel, How I love thee.
You provide Cannons for me.
{Awkward Pause}
Cannons to the left of them
Cannons to the right of them
Cannons in front of them
VOLLEY AND THUNDER!

Work begins on researching democracy, as citizens are demanding Emancipation.

Turn 279 1818AD: The Spanish declare war on the Mali, as do the Holy Romans. The second wave of attacks on Gondor do not bear fruit, and exchange of units takes place. The revolt has ended in AssClown, however, the land gains were quite minimal. All cities to the north will likely starve if Gondor cannot be broken soon.

Turn 280 1820AD: The Spanish and Indians ask us to enter wars with them, we decline the offer. Archer bombardment continues around Gondor.

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