Game Information

Civilization Queen Elizabeth of the English
Version Civ 5: Brave New World
Speed Quick
Civs 6 + 12 City States
Difficulty Warlord
Map Size Small
Map Type Terra
Players 2 (CornMaster, Odin)

Round 1:

Chief CornMaster I of the English Tribe (4000BC - 1120BC)

In 4000BC the English tribe founds it first city under leader Chief CornMaster. England City is founded along the coast. Work begins to explore and understand this great new land.

3940BC: Henry the Paranoid warns CornMaster that others may be around England City, and urges the creation of a military wing to the new city. CornMaster agrees, and forms a committee to research new forms of combat and new weapons to defend England City. Ancient ruins are found to the south of England City. Work has started on a Scout.

3880BC: The ruin leads the English Warriors to barbarian encampments. Henry is heard to be saying “See…I told you so!”

3760BC: A scouting party is completed in England City. They will explore the harsh jungle countryside. CornMaster begins construction of a monument to his greatness.

3700BC: 100 gold pieces were found in another ancient ruin.

3640BC: The ability to fire weapons over long distances has been achieved. More ancient ruins were discovered to the south east of England City.

3580BC: England warriors come across other organized forces. Calling themselves the Zulus, they appear to be an aggressive people. CornMaster is uneasy about his first meeting and begins focusing on exploring the area around this potential threat. Our scout explores ruins that contain artifacts which increase English culture.

3520BC: CornMaster decided it's about time to adopt a policy of some sort. The media is quoted as to saying “What is a policy?”. “Given that we have the threat of the Zulus to our west, I'm enacting a strict policy of honor. This additional focus should allow us to be more effective in the battlefield.”

3460BC: The English warrior party discovered Ormus, a maritime city state.

3400BC: The English warrior party have discovered Uluru. The discovery makes English citizens happy…for some reason. Animal husbandry has been discovered as well, allow animals to be married. The English scouting party rescues survivors from some ruins. They agree to settle in England City. CornMaster enhances the policy of Honor with Discipline. “Oh, now I get it” the media was quoted to say. Henry approves of these moves by CornMaster. The league of spineless jellyfish protest these actions. At the protest they raise signs welcoming their new Zulu overlords. The Scout has discovered that the Zulu actually settle to the south of England City, not the west. This frontier is largely open and will be difficult to defend. Work begins on an archer.

3220BC: The Scouting party discovers Antwerp.

3160BC: The Warrior party discovers another organized people, the Russians to the south west of England City.

3040BC: The English scientists discover the wheel. Work begins on mining. The scouting party discovers Mayan spearmen. Work completed on an archer. Work begins on a worker to improve the surrounding landscape.

2980BC: Barbarians are seen approaching England City. Our new archer party engages them.

2920BC: The battle rages on outside of England City. Our warrior party discovers a Zulu settler heading north.

2860BC: The unescorted Zulu settler makes a crucial mistake by crossing the river with striking distance of the English warrior party. After a fierce debate in the chiefs tent, CornMaster decides to attach the defenseless settler. He also has three of his ruling council put to death after the debate. The captured workers will be returned to England City. Production changes to archers to prepare for the Zulu attack. The battle continues around England City with the destruction of the barbarian invaders.

2800BC: The warrior party and the slaves head back to England City. The archer heads into the jungle to find the barbarian encampment. CornMaster adopts the Warrior Code policy. Our great general moves away from the city towards the warrior party, but encounters a Zulu warrior. Somehow the Zulu warrior slips by without attacking.

2740BC: England City fires upon the Zulu warrior. Our archer party discovers the barbarian encampment and begins firing.

2680BC: Battles continue raging around England City.

2620BC: Scholars discovery masonry. After escorting the slave workers back from Zulu lands, our warrior party returns to cause more mayhem.

2560BC: Another barbarian charges out of the encampment and drives back our archers. The scouting party continues to explore the south coast. The warrior party manages to ambush another Zulu worker.

The World 2560BC

2500BC: Another archer is produced in England City and attacks the barbarians to the west. This causes unrest in England City with the Zulu Warrior Party just off the eastern borders. England City continues the bombardment of this unit. Shaka brings a diplomatic party to England City and proposes a peace treaty. Peace for 10 turns, and the Zulus to pay 1 gold per turn in war reparations. Given the uneasiness in England City, CornMaster accepts the peace treaty.

2440BC: The archer party clears out the encampment to the west.

2380BC: The encampment is looted, and produces 20 gold! The Zulu and Maya are both pledging to protect Ormus.

2320BC: After searching a ruin, the archer party discovers a map of the area, showing islands to the north of England City.

2260BC: Barbarians have been spotted to the east of England City. Units are dispatched from the capital to confront these invaders.

2200BC: Work begins on a settling party to expand the English nation.

2140BC: CornMaster hatches a bold plan to settle near the Zulu capital. This will no doubt cause tension among the major nations. Troops begin heading to the area to secure it against barbarians and Zulu alike.

2080BC: CornMaster adopts military tradition.

2020BC: Construction is discovered which allows improved military machines to be created. The nation of Sweden is discovered to the far west.

1960BC: The full eastern coast has been explored, another ruin was discovered that brought culture to England City.

1900BC: The nation of Arabia has been discovered to the far west. The great quarry was completed near England City. CornMaster begins a great construction project and is building a road to the future city location. Russia offers a Declaration of Friendship. CornMaster is careful not to appear too much a warmonger against the Zulu, and accepts the agreement.

1840BC: The peace treaty expired with the Zulus. The Arabians are under a constant attack from barbarians. The Zulu workers have continued work on the pasture for the horses that CornMaster covets so much. Many people confront CornMaster to discuss if 3 horses are worth generations of war against the Zulus. CornMaster refuses to change his plan. Russia offers 25 gold to establish an embassy in the capital. CornMaster rejects this agreement. He is quoted as saying “I don't want and stinking Russian spies in my city!”. The media comments that CornMaster is becoming increasingly paranoid in his later years.

1780BC: Bronze Working in discovered, allowing ever greater armies. Research on stronger metals has begun.

1720BC: A great desert has been discovered to the far west. The settler party is complete, and moves to the position to the south. CornMaster begins construction on the Terracotta Army, which is stated to have mystical powers.

1660BC: Colombo have been discovered to the far west. Troops move into place to claim the city and horses near the Zulu just as the pasture is complete.

1600BC: The city of CornMasterburg is founded. The city immediately begins constructing a wall. The great general moves into place to claim the horses. Troops move to the east to squash the barbarian encampment. Shaka sends a message to CornMaster disapproving of the settlement of CornMasterburg. CornMaster tells him to take a hike.

1540BC: CornMaster builds a great citadel to claim the horses from the Zulu. Shaka is not amused. A settling party is spotted heading out of Zulu lands to the west.

1480BC: The scouting party to the far west comes under barbarian attack. CornMaster pulls the troops back. Pressure is placed on the barbarians to the south-east.

1420BC: CornMaster completes the first road to another city! Barbarians to the south-east have been destroyed. Gaining 20 gold for the English coffers.

1360BC: Exploration continues.

1300BC: England City fires at passing ships. Exploration and terrain improvement continue.

1240BC: A small deposit of iron has been discovered between Antwerp and the Zulu capital. This will be CornMaster's next city target.

1180BC: The battle rages around England City.

1120BC: The English nation enters a golden age. At the same time a report is published showing that the Zulu, English and Maya are the most backward civilization on the planet. CornMaster is enraged! He is seen trashing the palace (yeah, he build a palace at some point too…maybe his monument is in front of in). “They will all regret when the Terracotta Army is complete! That will show them!” and CornMaster bangs his fists on the table. During his fit of rage, CornMaster suffers a mild stroke. While on bed rest, his son, CornMaster Jr. takes the reins of the nation.

Chief CornMaster Jr. of the English Tribe (1120BC - 1000BC)

1060BC: Iron Working is complete, allowing the construction of more powerful weapons. However, no iron is found within the empire in quantities required to build weapons. CornMaster Jr. looks to the south-east like his father. He begins to recall the scouts and troops to defend the nation. Work begins on Mathematics which should allow the construction of great catapults.

1000BC: CornMaster Jr. attends to the bedside of his father. His condition has gotten progressively worse over the last few months. CornMaster slips into a coma……

Round 2

General Odisseius of the English Nation (1000BC - 360BC)

The military guard of CornMaster I have waited for this time to come. As CornMaster slips into a coma and his son is knelt at his bedside the Elite guard make their strike. Quickly CornMaster's son's throat is cut and the leader is suffocated. In just under a minute the ancient regime has fallen and the military has taken control. Walking from out of the shadows is the mastermind of the plot. Odisseius, a young officer who was on the path to a great career when the war with our most ancient enemy was cut short for some little coins.

1000BC: The coup is quick but to passify the people Odisseius does not change any current projects and begins in silence a plan to destroy his hated enemy.

960 BC: English City sinks a barbarian boat of its coasts as a warning to any who think the regime change has left England weak! Our Western scouts are told to rest so that they do not become weak and easily defeated. Odisseius tears up the peace treaty with Shaka, saying gold does not buy the English people. People rejoice in the streets!

920 BC: Families moving throughout the countryside report Russia has discovered new technology and are be refereed to as “classical.” Although Odisseius is unsure what this means he is happy for his friend.

880 BC: Our workers in Cornmasterburg have completed the marble quarry. To celebrate Odisseius has decreed that military personal are better than most and established a military caste system.

840 BC: Our people have figured out that 1 + 1 = 2. Apparently the solution was within our hands all the time as our fingers could easily show this. Odisseius becomes enraged by the slight and screams “ so what now?” the scientists then present the plans for a new toy “a catapult” it is called. Odisseius loves the idea. Another group of settlers is spotted in Zulu territory, rather than allow the vermin to spread Odisseius orders and immediate attack. Our warriors move south to capture the settler and archers move in west to take some Zulu workers.

800 BC: Knowing his military strength cannot take the Zulu cities, Odisseius orders a tactical retreat, taking the workers back with his armies. He buys a new Catapult in Cornmasterburg and orders the city to begin construction of another, as they have finished the walls as planned. Odisseius also orders the upgrade of the bows to composites, improving his army as he prepares for war.

760 BC: The upgraded archers and the new catapult are sent south to set up a front encase Zulu tries to attack! Pottery is discovered which allows for better drinking vessels, everyone is pleased as no longer will their beverages leak like in the past!

720 BC: As all the upgrades has cost money, Odisseius decides to take Russia up on its earlier offer and allows an embassy to be constructed for 25 gold. Antwerp is moved by the piety of Odisseius and becomes friends of the English. Ormus and Colombo requests assistance from a barbarian attacks. Unfortunately none can be speared at this time and no reply is sent. Our rejuvenated scouts move north and find Prague, which is under the protection of the Russians, Maya and Arabs.

680 BC: The English learned men have discovered how to make a calendar which helps with military planning. Also it seems the old goat CornMaster was right as the terracotta army has provided us with additional armies. Antwerp has also decided to join us in fighting our ancient enemy. Work has begun to a statue to our mighty god Zeus, who the rumours say is our leaders real father.

640 BC: Word has come down that the Arabs have finished a great library. Odisseius is quoted as saying “what can books get you that catapults cannot?”

600 BC: The Arabs have asked to be friends, and since they are not Zulu Odisseius quickly signs the pact. Antwerp has decided to become allies of the Maya, a slight we will not soon forget. Odisseius begins the invasion of the Zulu capital!

560 BC: With his capital surrounded the Zulu offer their other city as compensation to spear an attack. Odisseius spits in Shaka face, and war begins for real. Arabia offers gold for an embassy now that Russia has one, and Odisseius allows it. The bombardment of Ulundi is going well but Odisseius decides against a ground assault, “not yet” he is quoted as saying from inside his tent within sight of the burning Zulu capital!

520 BC: Antwerp signs peace with Zulu, but what did we expect now that they are with the Maya. One archer platoon is killed by the Zulu, but Odisseius says “ in war there will be sacrifices, their deaths will be avenged with the blood of the Zulu!!!!” After slight bombardment we take the Zulu capital and look to erase them from history!

480 BC: Ulundu is renamed Odisseius after our great leader. Arabia immediately asks for the extra marble we just won. Odisseius replys “when you earn it you can have it, I did not see you at the battle!”

440 BC: A world ranking establishes they English as second in literacy. Odisseius is pleased but wants to know how the Arabs have 2 more knowledge them him. The armies have begun the seize of Umgungundlovu, and our scouts have pushed more north past the Maya city of Palenque.

400 BC: The Zulu have been destroyed we have capture their last city and killed their elites. Odisseius is seen drinking and laughing with his brothers in arms as the tear down the last remnants of the most hated enemy. Also, our learned men have figured out how to cross the seas, and a new age of scouting will begin. Cornmasterburg beings work on stone works as it has finished its catapult much too late to help in the war effort. The last Zulu city is renamed to Blood River in honour of the men who fell ridding the world of the ancient enemy.

360 BC: A barbarian camp new Blood River is destroyed, and Ormus' workers are returned to them. Ormus becomes an English ally in honour of the deeds. Scouts discover Ragusa to the North West. As peace begins Odisseius makes and announcement to the English people. “I have done all that I said I would do. I have rid us of our ancient enemy and our banner flies in their ruins. I am too old to begin this new era of peace, so I am passing the tribal rule to my son, Alexander. Long live Alexander!”

So beings the rein of Alexander, son of Odisseius.

Consul Alexander of the English Nation (360BC - 500AD)

320 BC: to begin this new peaceful age, Alexander establishes an embassy with Sweden, and connects a trade network with Odisseius, the former Zulu capital. Wine and spices are connected in English City and the people through lavish parties with BBQ and wine.

280 BC: Barbarians have been spotted west of English City, archers have been sent to deal with them.

240 BC: Statue of Zeus is completed and an old feeble Odisseius is there to see it finished. Melbourne is found north of the Maya.

200 BC: Possibly thinking she is seeing weakness with the new ruler, Russia has denounced us.

160 BC: Arabia has also denounced us, maybe this time of peace will be short. The barbarians are finally killed but not before they destroyed a farm and a pasture. A catapult platoon has been sent to English City to keep order in check. Currency has been discovered and finally we have stopped losing money.

120 BC: Maya have denounced us as well. Fools we English do not forget such insults!

80 BC: Alexander begins bombardment of barbarians and exploration of our east coast.

40 BC: Barbarian camp destroyed and raided for 20 gold. Repair work begins to pastures.

1 AD: Settlers have formed in English City and will establish a city with iron. Work has begun on market in Cornmasterburg and a cargo ship in English City.

40 AD: Alexander decides to make the military a professional job. Pastures have been repaired around English City and repairs to farm land have begun.

80 AD: Odisseius finishes its court house, and is now a full fledged city of the English Empire. To celebrate Alexander has decided to establish a writer's guild in the city. Iron Hill has been established in the South East part of the empire.

120 AD: Workers have finished repairing the farms of English City and are ordered to begin a iron mine south of Iron Hills.

160 AD: Barbarian boats to our north were destroyed.

200 AD: The English are listed number 1 in wonders, with 2 built. A sea trade route was established with the Maya city of Tikal from English City, although the Maya are scientifically backwards we will gain money from the trade and possibly some respect. Work begins on a shrine to Zeus in English City. Arabia has founded the religion of Islam in Mecca.

230 AD: Alexander to continue this era of peace and prosperity begins a road to connect Blood River to the capital. Also, silver mines have been completed bring the total to 3.

260 AD: The shrine to Zeus has been completed in English City, and Alexander decides to start work on a great project call ed the Parthenon, it is said that this should help us be the envy of all. Though how is unclear.

290 AD: Odisseius begins work on Petra, as an era of monumental building begins for the English!

320 AD: Cities of Odisseius and Iron Hill are starving work begins on farms.

350 AD: Work begins on a shrine is Cornmasterburg.

380 AD: Our sea scout have finished exploring the East and South coast, nothing of note found. Scout is told to head to Western Edge of the world. Iron Hill begins work on an amphitheatre.

410 AD: Sea trade route destroyed by barbarians. Alexander thinks perhaps over land trade will work better.

440 AD: Barbarians are killed for disrupting trade, but it seems peace will not last Alexander is getting old and an heir to the tribe has not been named.

470 AD: The Maya establishes Catholicism, to combat this new problem of religion Alexander consults the statue of Zeus. Zeus speaks and Alexander establishes the cult of Messengers of the Gods. Our learned men seem to learn things faster, and all hail the mighty Zeus!

500 AD: Alexander's last orders are to establish a shrine to the new cult in Blood River, as Zeus made it possible for the victory of his father over the ancient enemy the Zulu. When he dies 3 possible heirs to the tribe exist, but who will become the next all powerful leader?

Round 3

Nexus Salamander of the English Nation (500AD - 1060AD)

After the death of Alexander a great conference is held. Among the many that attended and vied for the throne, three individuals stood out. Nexus Salamander, a merchant who represented the pro-fishing lobby, Francis von Camelback, who represented the pro-trade lobby, and General Pickles, a high ranking military adviser to Alexander. A first for the English nation, the leader would be chosen by secret ballot among the attendees. On the first ballot, there is no clear winner. The second ballot contains the three names of the leading candidates. Nexus and Francis are able to strike up a coalition. This coalition will focus on developing trade with neighbors, as well as increasing sea presence and capturing luxurious resources. The second ballot sees the Fish-Trade coalition elected, and Nexus proclaimed leader.

500AD: The first order of business is to increase our ocean presence and harvest the natural ocean resources off our coast. Research is focused on peaceful and ocean technologies. Russia complete the Petra, leaving Odisseuis with nothing to produce. Work begins on a caravan.

530AD: Exploration continues, barbarians are attacked outside of English City.

560AD: The decant elite of England desires dyes. They put pressure on Nexus to acquire them. Iron Hill experiences a population boom. The Maya have completed the Parthenon. This angers the elite of England as they feel they are loosing status to lesser nations. Work begins on the Oracle….“Hopefully we will see the next wonder defeat coming!” Nexus is quoted in saying. Nexus begins retraining English warriors into competent swordsmen.

590AD: Engineering is discovered by English scientists. A swordsman is dispatched to the north to explore nearby islands. Nexus begins a policy of constructing markets in English cities to try and improve the trading and financial situation of the nation.

620AD: The friendship treaty with Antwerp expired, plunging the empire into unhappiness. Nexus quickly pays of the elites of Antwerp to continue the treaty. The city state of Ormus desires a trade route with England. “Can't say I blame them” Francis is quoted.

650AD: The barbarian ship that was harassing the English coast was destroyed. Our treaty with Antwerp has pleased the citizens of Ragusa, increasing our influence.

680AD: Construction begins on a Circus in CornMasterBurg. The swordsman to the north discovers an island inhabited by barbarians.

740AD: A barbarian ship chases down our brave scouting swordsman to the north. The swordsman tries to land on the island, but it is completely overrun. Our swordsman attacks a barbarian enclave to the south east of Odisseius.

770AD: The scouting swordsman to the north takes heavy damage from the barbarians. The enclave to the south-east is wiped out. The Russians completed Machu Picchu.

800AD: The English scientists discover the compass. Due to some tactical genius (and a bit of luck), the swordsman to the north makes it back to land to the east of England. A new social policy is available. Nexus adopts Liberty.

820AD: Odisseius complete a Caravan. It will be sent to Ormus. Work begins on the Great Pyramids of Odisseius.

840AD: Nexus focuses on building farms along the country side. Ormus is now an ally of England. Sweden has completed a great wall.

860AD: Another barbarian ship is destroyed near England City. Circus is completed in CornMasterBurg. Work begins on a Horseman. “We will need to defend our new trade routes” Francis is quoted as saying. Relations have eroded with Ragusa.

900AD: The Oracle is complete. Nexus says “See, I knew this would happen.” Scientists discover civil service. Nexus adopts the Republic. Blood River completes it market, and begins work on a Library. Work begins on a Colossus in England City. The citizens begin to get weary that Nexus is creating too many great monuments, and forgetting about his promise for increase ocean exploration and trade.

920AD: The Maya complete Chichen Itza. “See, I told you we shouldn't try and build that” Nexus says. “The oracle told me so!”.

960AD: A Great Merchant has been discovered. He heads to Antwerp to improve relations. Another barbarian galley was sunk off the coast of England City.

980AD: The scout to the far west begins to explore the sea. Francis calls a secret meeting of the cabinet. The main topic of discussion is Nexus' increasingly paranoid behaviour, and lack of following through on his coalition promises. Although nothing is decided at the meeting, word gets back to Nexus and he further retreats into his palace.

1000AD: CornMasterBurg completes a horseman. Work begins on a monument.

1020AD: Nexus completes a trade mission on Antwerp increasing his status there. The Maya claim lands to the west of England City. A detailed study is conducted, and shows that England is second behind Russia in the world regarding total production.

1040AD: Blood River completes is Library. Work begins on a Circus.

1060AD: The Colossus in England City is completed. Education is discovered. Barbarian ships are again off of the coast of England City. A trade convoy is sent off by sea to Melbourne. Iron Hill completes a Market, work begins on a Pikeman. England City begins work on a Ampitheater. A Monument is completed in CornMasterBurg, work begins on a University.

Civil War Period of the English Nation (1060AD - 1200AD)

1080AD: Nexus realizes that many of his orders have been countermanded. England City is actually building a Galleass and Blood River is working on a Caravan. These cities have been taken over by rival factions. Francis has setup puppet governments in the capital and Blood River, while CornMasterBurg and Iron Hills remains loyal to Nexus. Odisseius is caught up in constant riots.

1100AD: Pyramid construction is completed in Odisseius, but it comes too late for Nexus. His side loses the battle for the city. In a brilliant tactical maneuver, General Pickles wipes out both sides in a single attack and claims Odissuius, the crossroads of the nation. This cuts off Iron Hill from much needed support. Odisseius begins construction on the Angkor Wat and moves troops to CornMasterBurg. During the civil war, the Maya claim more territory to the west of England City. The Maya complete Borobudur.

1120AD: Francis buys territory near Blood River to secure another source of silver. The battle rages on between Nexus forces, and the combined forces of Francis and General Pickles over CornMasterBurg.

1140AD: The battle of CornMasterBurg comes to a close, and the forces of Nexus are defeated. Only Iron Hill remains loyal to the legitimate leader of the English Republic. Nexus sets up a stronghold in Iron Hills. Francis and General Pickles come to a governing agreement and jointly rule 4 of the 5 cities of the English Republic.

1160AD: Francis establishes the first international trade route with Russia from Blood River. The scouts to the north discover no new lands and head home. Blood River begins work on a Mint. England City complete a galleass. Work begins on a Great Lighthouse. The Galleass heads over to Barb Island to attempt to destroy all of the ships in the region to make the oceans safe for international trade.

1180AD: Bombardment begins of Barb Island. Construction of a fortress begins outside of CornMasterBurg. Nexus' fall from power has hurt relations with Antwerp. The alliance is almost desolved. A great writer is born in Odisseius. He has written about the epic struggle for the city, and the brilliant tactical maneuvers of General Pickles.

1200AD: Francis adopts Collective Rule. This allows a settling party to be quickly formed. He intends to settle near the whales to finally bring some additional luxury resources to the elite of England. Iron Hills completes work on a Pikeman, and begins work on a Library.

Round 4

Captain Obvious of the English Nation (1200AD - 1590AD)

In a ruthless manoeuvre General Pickles sick of sharing power decides to call a conference and get all sides talking. It is decided that no city is the right place to hold the meeting and all three leaders decide to meet in private by going in disguise with the new settler party. Unfortunately, for Pickles, Nexus and Francis are wary of a plot and all sides send spies and under cover warriors to the meetings. It is unclear what happens but a fight breaks out, and almost everyone is killed. The lone person to survive is a lowly Sargent, Octavious Obvious. With his last breath General Pickles promotes the young man to Captain, and so begins the reign of Captain Obvious! Upon returning to England City, Captain Obvious recruits two spies, formally working for Nexus and Francis. With their leaders dead the other cities quickly renounce all claim for a sovereign state and England is once again an empire united under one leader. Turn 1) 1200 AD - Russia, who were secretly backing Nexus, denounce the new leader and spread rumors to other governments that the England leader Captain Obvious cannot be trusted.

Turn 2) 1220 AD - With the newly completed Silver mine Captain Obvious brokers a deal with Sweden, to trade silver to them for 25 gold pieces plus 5 each addition turn. “The economy is in ruins and we need to be a proud people again” says Captain Obvious. The two spies are secretly sent to Russian and Maya capitals, the Russians as a diplomat to easy tensions, the Maya as a spy to see what they might be planning. Barb Island bombardment is completed!

Turn 3) 1240 AD - The city of Bloody Bay is founded, and a monument to the moment that changed Captain Obvious' life is begun.

Turn 4) 1260 AD - The Arabs have joined with Russia in denouncing Captain Obvious. Obvious decides it is best to not let these challenges go unheeded. He prepares for a sneak attack against Russian interest to the South West of the empire. A fort along the Western border with the Maya, “just in case.”

Turn 5) 1280 AD - The ability to navigate by the stars and an understanding of star shapes (constellations) is finally made clear to the English people. “We have entered a new era, one I would like to call the Renaissance,” says Captain Obvious. The Whales near Bloody Bay will now be ours, as we have bought a work boat.

Turn 6) 1300 AD - Our scouts to the north have discovered some old ruins and equipped themselves with the arrows and bows left behind. Iron Hill begins work on a university to help advance the English people.

Turn 7) 1320 AD - England City has completed the Great Lighthouse adding to the English dominance of the seas. England City begins work on a library. Ormus is in awe of our great Lighthouse. The Russians are wary of our troops massing outside their borders Captain Obvious tells them it is just a training exercise.

Turn 8) 1340 AD - Our spies in Russia indicate that Russia is plotting against the Maya, Captain Obvious decides to let the Maya know. He is quoted as saying “DANCE PUPPETS DANCE!!!!”

Turn 9) 1360 AD - We discover how to cast metal. Newly equipped archer scouts have found 60 gold pieces in more ruins found on the islands to our North.

Turn 10) 1380 AD - England City finishes its library and begins work on a Colosseum.

Turn 11) 1400 AD - Scouts continue the exploration of the North Islands, but it seems to be only populated by uncivilized barbarians.

Turn 12) 1410 AD - Blood River finishes the preparations for a new caravan, and begins work on a circus show to entertain the people.

Turn 13) 1420 AD - The Maya have denounced Captain Obvious. “Well if everyone hates us might as well give them a reason. Tell the armies they have a go.” And the war with Russia begins! The catapults and archers seize Novgorod, but a city assault is not attempted just yet. Russian counter attack and do massive damage but cannot destroy any of the English armies.

Turn 14) 1430 AD - Physics is discovered and our engineers believe they can make our catapults better, revealing designs for a new trebuchet. Novgorod is captured, annexed and called Dissolute Plain. Bloody Bay finishes its monument and begins work on a Colosseum.

Turn 15) 1440 AD - Sweden has denounced us, but who really cares! We lose two armies to the Russians, but nothing too damaging. Russian spearman in our territory is killed by combined force of our archers and England City bombardment.

Turn 16) 1450 AD - Sweden and us exchange embassy to help repair damage to reputation. Exploring 2 ruins grants us 40 faith and 13 culture.

Turn 17) 1460 AD - Upgrade to catapults is complete once armies heal attack on Moscow can begin.

Turn 18) 1470 AD - Scouts to the north have found Geneva, and were the first civilized people they had met.

Turn 19) 1480 AD - 95 Gold is found in ruins next to Geneva. Cult of Scaro is founded in England City. The believers accept the views of a world church and holy warriors. Steel discovered and army swordsmen are given better swords! Our great warrior, Lieutenant Jack Ass, has built a citadel next to Moscow to start the next phase of the Russian war.

Turn 20) 1490 AD - Scouts have found survivors in some old ruins, and sent them back to the empire. In a surprise manoeuvre Captain Obvious sits down with the Russians to work out a peace deal. In the end Russia gives over full control of St. Petersburg to England and makes peace with Ormus, our allies. St. Petersburg is renamed Russian Follies!

Turn 21) 1500 AD - A merchant group has been seen throughout the English empire forming guilds! The Angkor Watt temple is completed in Odissiues. Our spies report that we are more advanced than the Maya. Captain Obvious decides to allow his scientist more freedom and adopts rationalism. Barbarian village in the frozen lands to our south is destroyed and plundered for 20 gold.

Turn 22) 1510 AD - Horsemen continues to destroy barbarians in the frozen south.

Turn 23) 1520 AD - Barbarians destroyed in the south, new one lands to the north a pillages a quarry.

Turn 24) 1530 AD - Bloody Bay attacks barbarians to the north. Melbourne sends us Pearls! Cities rejoice!

Turn 25) 1540 AD - Machinery have been developed, better bows, called longbows now possible. Barbarians destroy banana plantation before long swordsman kills them.

Turn 26) 1550 AD - Arabia stole Physics! Palace secrets must be protected, Captain Obvious points out. Repairs are made to Plantation and quarry.

Turn 27) 1560 - Scouts continue to explore Northern Islands.

Turn 28) 1570 - Captain Obvious is beginning to show signs of his age and has decided to allow his people to decide who will be the next ruler of this great empire. “I just hope they don't pick a moron, when I die.”

Turn 29) 1580 - Our scouts have sailed over the northern ocean and into the Western Sea. They have found an island West of the main continent.

Turn 30) 1590 - A great Scientist discovered gunpowder, it seems we have another weapon to scare our enemies. Our Spies killed a Swedish spy trying to steel tech and has been promoted. A dying Captain Obvious told Sweden to not worry about it, but that’s because he knew he'd never live long enough to do anything. As Captain Obvious dies our treaty with Catherine has finished, will peace continue?

Round 5:

President Conrad of the English Empire(1600AD - 1775AD)

After the death of Captain Obvious, a great need arises in the land. That need, is the need for a new leader. The English media is quoted as saying “Captain Obvious was our leader, and now that he is dead, we will need a new one. We will continue on his gloried tradition of stating the obvious. End Quote”

At the first sitting of cabinet after Obvious' death, the remaining leaders of England need to choose who they will endorse in an election for a new leader. Over the last few centuries, England has conquered many foreign lands. The English empire itself is only 59% English, with large minorities of Russians (15%) and Zulu (26%). Minister Conrad votes for a leadership of Technocrats: “Who best to steer our nation in this troubled time then a group of highly qualified individuals trained in the art of running an empire?”

Lieutenant Jack Ass speaks up: “A bunch of pencil pushing bureaucrats would leave our nation defenseless against the many enemies of the empire, that I may have forged in my years of war against them. You can tell a lot about a man while trying to kill him, and I know that they are also trying to kill us!”

“What about the children? Won't someone think about the children?” says the wife of Minister Verne. “We should not want our children growing up in a nation of warmongering people like Lieutenant Ass would prefer. We would raise a whole nation of jack….asses. I don't think anyone would want that!”

The meeting ends that day with no cabinet endorsement for leader, but an election takes place two weeks from that day as laid out by Captain Obvious before his death. The candidates for President are:

  • Hermes Conrad, leader of the Technocrat Alliance;
  • Richard Nixon, who enjoys running nations in all time periods;
  • Simon Diamond Jim, leader of the Freeman Alliance;
  • Click-Clack Harvey, leader of the Minority Party who represents Zulu interests;
  • Pencil-Wig FuzzyBottom, leader of the Pure English Alliance who represents English rights in the new multi-national empire.

Richard Nixon is eliminated from contention before the first ballot as it was discovered he was covertly spying on his opponents before the election.

Simon Diamond Jim is eliminated on the first ballot.

On the second ballot, Conrad wins 45% of the vote, FuzzyBottom 44% of the vote, and Harvey, 11% of the vote. To avoid a third ballot, both sides try to form a coalition with Harvey.

FuzzyBottom makes an offer: “We promise when we deport your kind from the great English nation, we will put blankets and not sandpaper on the chairs we will strap you to. Additionally, those blankets will not be infected with smallpox.”

Conrad makes his offer: “Seriously? I could promise to let him keep his house, but kick him in the face twice a day and he would take my offer.”

Conrad and Harvey form the Technocrat - Minority coalition or TAMP for short.

1600AD - President Conrad assesses the state of the empire. “Balanced economy, lots of land, positive trade with room to grow, maybe things aren't as bad as we thought. What does the rest of the world think of us?”

“Ahh, I see. We have a long road ahead of rebuilding relations with other nations.”

Conrad attempts to negotiate open borders with the Arabs, but they will have none of it. Exploration continues to the far west.

1610AD - Dissolute Plain has been connected to the empire. Russian Follies begins work on a Circus after completion of the courthouse. Blood River completes a Water Mill, and begins work on Monument to Captain Obvious. Bloody Bay begins work on a Market after completing a Colosseum. Dissolute Plain completes a shrine and begins work on a stone works. More Swedish cities and territory is found to the west. Barbarians are destroyed on Barb Island. Prague is in awe of English cultural expansion and has formed an alliance with England.

1620AD - Exploration to the south west has halted due to impassable ice sheets. Explorers the world over are searching for the South West Passage. Market completed in English City and work begins on Himeji Castle.

1630AD - Russia forms a closer friendship with the Maya. Conrad is wary of this new friendship.

1640AD - Exploration continues. Pacal has completed Notre Dame, Conrad is quoted as saying, “Oh well, at least we got 92 gold.” The curious comment confuses many.

1650AD - Conrad adopts the policy of Citizenship in the Liberty tree to appease his coalition partners. This should improve moral throughout the empire and improve worker efficiency. Conrad sends explores out to both the east and west, against conventional wisdom in search of the 'International Date Line'.

1655AD - Chemistry has been discovered. “Excellent, we shall build cannons to the left of them. Cannons to the right of them; cannons in front of them…..volley and thunder!”

1660AD - Conrad begins a program to upgrade all siege weaponry. From the suffering that was encountered in Russian Follies, a great artist Bartholomues Spranger was born. “Huh? Who is this guy? Take his great work, lock it up in England City and then kill him. Maybe that will increase the works value.” Conrad says in a press release. The release goes on to say…. “And it is a self portrait? I don't even know what is is supposed to look like!” English explorers discover Kiev in the great Eastern Sea. As the first great power they have encountered, they offer many gifts.

1665AD - Our new Kievian friends ask us to use our superior military power to tackle some nearby barbarian tribes. We promise to do what we can.

1670AD - A Mayan spy was killed in England City. Buenos Aires has been discovered in the Great Western Sea.

1675AD - The Mayan's send an envoy to England City to apologize for their act of spying. In an attempt to foster good will, Conrad forgives the incident. Everybody and their mom calls Conrad weak for allowing the spying to go unpunished.

1680AD - Arabia has founded the World Congress. Conrad proposes to Enact the World's Fair as an attempt to foster international cooperation. Explorers to the far east have discovered new weapons in the ruins of a former civilization. The Arabs wish to extend their trade deal. Again, Conrad agrees to try and foster international cooperation.

1685AD - Barbarian horseman are discovered to the far west. Our scout attempts to find cover. As exploration continues in the east and west, it is discovered that the landmass both were exploring is joined, and that the seas are indeed one giant sea. Navigation is discovered which should allow new and powerful ships to be built.

1690AD - Ocean is purchased to the south of the empire to facilitate upgrading ships. The upgrades of ships causes all iron in the empire to be exhausted. “You can't run an economy without natural resources” the opposition parties say. “You will have to press for more resources”.

1695AD - Melborne wants the Cult of Scaro to reach its shores. Conrad has also proven the world is in fact round, and discovered the international date line! Much land is discovered with the new ships. Additional sources of iron have been located on islands to the north. The barbarian menace has been eliminated for Kiev. A Missionary is recruited in England City. The Swedes have complete the Globe Theater.

1700AD - 70 gold was discovered in ruins. Conrad dispatches troops to the north to claim this new land (and iron) for England!

1705AD - Cult of Scaro has spread to Bloody Bay.

1710AD - Acoustics has been discovered. “That sounds good” Conrad says. Samarkand has been discovered. The Cult of Scaro has spread to Iron Hill.

1715AD - A natural wonder is discovered in the far east/west. This wonder is called Cerro de Potosi, and the landmass is forever known as Weeast. The great Ship's of the Line finally catch up with the brave explorers in Weeast and begin mapping the coastline. The Arabs have completed the Forbidden Palace.

1720AD - Himeji Castle has been constructed. We discover survivors of a ruined city and they join us. Another natural wonder has been discovered.

1725AD - The Arabs have stolen the secrets of steel. Representation has been adopted, giving the minorities equal rights under the voting laws. This has also begun a new golden age for our empire.

1730AD - Banking has been discovered. Trade routes to city states have increased happiness across the empire. Barbarians continue to be attacked in Weeast. A great program of Bank construction takes place across the empire.

1735AD - The barbarians foolishly attack our Ship of the Line, doing 1 damage. Sweden and Arabia have forged a friendship treaty.

1740AD - More ancient ruins are discovered in Weeast. Sweden completed the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

1745AD - The settling party of Hermes Conrad finally reaches its destination. He delivers the following speech from the presidential palace: “On this great day, we have reached out across the oceans to found our first colony. This city will be a model city in this new land. This city will be the icon to our future. We shall call this city, Futurama.”

1750AD - The Arabs have completed the Hanging Gardens. A Russian spy has been killed. We have discovered Belgrade. The Russians apologize for their late spy's activity. In another good faith gesture, Conrad forgives the trespass.

1755AD - Exploration continues. Barbarians are killed all over the world.

1760AD - Conrad has begun constructing the Taj Mahal in Odisseius.

1765AD - Arabia and Sweden have signed a research agreement.

1770AD - The war against the barbarians rages on in Weeast.

1775AD - The rein of President Hermes Conrad comes to an end. He is best known for keeping the peace, strengthening the economy, and exploring the world. He will forever be known as a competent, level-headed, middle of the road kind of leader. Is there a future for Hermes after the next election?

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