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1380

A coalition of nobles in the Heyst Council refuses to attend the oath ceremony of King Vincent of Lotharingia, on the grounds of their opposition to the new constitution.These nobles consist of: The Count of Hainault, the Duke of Guelders John of Blois, and the Bishops of Liege, Verdun and Utrecht. Without help from the Pope, they appeal an alliance with Burgundy and the Imperial Diet, although the latter is generally favorable with Feinsan at this stage.

The Ecumenical Council of York begins as an attempt by the Catholic Church to address the growing concern of the Lollards and Wycliffe's teachings in Britain.

King Haakon II of Sweden dies, and all the Swedish nobles are in favor of his son, King Olaf II of Denmark. This places Denmark's monarchy and the House of Bjelbo in control of Sweden, although the House of Bjelbo is Swedish in origin. His regent in his minority is his mother, Queen Margaret, who is of the Danish House of Estrisden while living in Sweden.

Andrezej, the famous Lithuanian commander from the Anatolian Crusade, petitions the Byzantine Emperor John V to allow him to return back to his own country with some mercenary forces, as he wants to attempt to seize the Lithuanian throne for himself.

Paul Tegaris, a deacon working in Palestine, arrives in the court of Pope Clement VI. He claims to be the Ecumenical Patriarch of Jerusalem, and asks that he should also be appointed as the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople, which had been vacent since 1378.

Further cooling around the world has allowed migrations of many tropical people groups further south beyond the equator. The King of the Kongo is established along the Congo River, as well as the Kingdom of Rwanda at the source of the Nile River.

New Zealand at this point has been fully colonized and populated by the Maori People, who also settle in the nearby island of Chatham. Around this time, all the remaining uninhabited islands of Polynesia are discovered by the nomadic Austronesian people.

The Mongol forces have been stopped by the alliance of Hungary and Wallachia, saving the Balkans from raiding.

Rus forces led by Novgorod defeats the Golden Horde and liberates Vladimir from their vassalage.

Tokhtaymish of the White Horde proceeds to annex more western territory from Mongolia.

Kharim Al-Makhdun, an Islamic peacher to Malaysia, creates a Mosque on the island of Jolo in the Philippines.

Many merchants complain to King Peter II of Portugal that their ships are damaged at sea or by weather conditions, which costs them a lot of money to repair.

Philotheos is tortured to death in Egypt for refusing to convert from Christianity. Catherine of Siena also dies this year, her last words being "Father, into thy hands I commit my soul and spirit".

Shams Al-Din Al-Khalji, working in the court of the Abbasids in Damascus, compiles a mathematical table able to calculate latitude anywhere in the world.

  • The Iroquois Confederacy: We start to hunt and move around out nation more, we make more worshiping places around out nations we start to have more oral and cultural exchanges with each other, we start to trap animals for fur, we start to make a lot of weapons for the future, we build more longhouses around the nation, peace for now is declared in a state of security for the expansive territories of each Tribe. This also develops major cultural connections within the Five Tribes, we also pass down many stories, we expand moderately southwest and make peaceful contact with any tribes there, we have many births during this time, after an elder has a vision of great tribe in the southwest, we tell one of our good scouts named irnokué to travel southwest (Mod Response), this is the region of Hiawatha.
    • Mod response: Irnokue was never heard from again.
  • Majapahit Empire: As the Pajajaran war concludes, Majapahit and its vassals release their raised levies from service to return to their lives. With the return of the Bhayangkara troops to the capital, Raja Hayam Wuruk begins to make efforts to take the lands of his rebellious family members with the Bhayangkara troops backing up his orders. The rebellious family members begin to reach out to nobles in their territory to determine their loyalties and acquire their support. With the Majapahit fleet free from blockading Pajajaran, they are tasked once more with protecting Majapahit's waters and trade from the piracy that had increased during the war. Wikramawardhana continues to build up Cirebon's shipyards to produce more jongs for Majapahit and succeeds for the most part in keeping the city and its surrounding area pacified and supplied. Seeing his promise as a leader of men, Hayam Wuruk task him with managing Western Java and integrating it into Majapahit. The merchants guild reports a lower amount of trading this year due to the piracy that had increased as the war continued scaring away most merchants for the time being as pirates were looting more and more vulnerable ships. The Hindu/Buddhist monks begin to flow out of Java under royal patronage to vassal kingdoms, tributaries, and external Majapahit territories. The Pamburu Sirah continue to prove themselves brave, capable warriors as their duties are expanded to policing the capital city as more are recruited from Borneo. Efforts are made to identify a suitable location for a capital away from Trowulan out of concern for the Raja's safety if the situation with his rebellious family members escalates. A detachment of Bhayangkara and Pamburu Sirah are sent to the city to identify a safe place of residence for the royal family and to fortify it. The annexed portion of Sumatra witnesses a flow of officials and nobles flowing into the region to administer and govern it. With the acquisition of Cirebon's shipyards, Jong production has yielded 19 Jongs with 23 smaller craft. Foundry blacksmiths in Eastern Majapahit are starting to be transferred away by the Bhayangkara to Western Majapahit territories on Java. Cetbangs and rentakas are doled out to who they are authorized as well stockpiled away for later use. Efforts are made to produce more hand cannons for more widespread distribution to troops in the next war due to the successes they had against Pajajaran.
  • Roman Empire: Grain from the Danube Valley, now safe and stabilized, begins to flood into Constantinople. Wallachian and Dobrojan farmers’ produce fills granaries throughout the city and beyond, allowing for rapid economic and social changes. Facilitated by trade, farmers in the empire begin producing more luxury crops including an uptick in citrus, olives, wine, and other semi-luxuries. Silk production within the empire also shows signs of rising to the point where it might be exported. These commodities are then sold across the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Seas. The profits from this trade bring gold and silver back to Konstantinopolis, filling the imperial treasury. A mix of growing trade, agricultural production, and manufacturing contribute to a substantial economic recovery as compared to previous years. Unfortunately, the decrease in temperature does reduce agricultural output to a degree, but the empire’s warm climate insulates it from the worst of the changes. Standardization of arms continues and the Selymbria Arsenal continues to be built. Under the direct order and supervision of Basileus Andronikos IV the Themes are instructed to use information from the last census to being the mandatory training of levies. Farmers and non-critical low-skill laborers are expected to train for two weeks a year in the summer. The drills include modern formation tactics and combat with the equipment provided by the central government. Many Themes also conduct mock battles, pitting groups of villagers against each other on “Fields of Battle” armed with non-lethal sticks to make the men more accustomed to the chaos of the battlefield. The Basileae agree to require that all Themes maintain a standing force of 200 men each to serve as local and regional policing forces and also to increase the standing army to a total of 2,000 Tagmata and an additional 2,000 Themic Regulars. These new troops are equipped largely as koursorses but carry traditional bows to provide impromptu skirmishing capabilities. The plea from Andrezej falls largely upon unsympathetic ears in Konstantinopolis. However, his relationship with the Latin King implies a certain level of potential danger in preventing him from going. Thus, Andrezej is kept a guest in Konstantinopolis while Andronikos returns from his efforts in the countryside. This gives Basileus John V the time necessary to send a secret messenger to Poland-Lithuania, informing them of Andezej’s intent. Andronikos and John then agree to allow Andrezej through Roman territory should he accept their terms of transit. They demand his army must temporarily surrender its arms and be escorted through Roman territory. (Mod Response) The route will steer well clear of Konstantinopolis to ensure the safety of the imperial capital.
    • Mod Response: Andrezej agrees to lay down his weapons, appealing to his relation to the Latin Emperor that John V will promise to not molest him.
  • Swiss Confederacy: The Central Council is outraged at the Burgundian intervention in both the Anjou-Maine war and the rebellion in Lotharingia, seeing this as a repeat of the Hispanian expansionist aggression in the Anglo-French conflict. These new conflicts being seen as more urgent, the offer of Swiss mercenaries to the Republic of Padania is withdrawn. Instead, an envoy is sent to King Vincent of Lotharingia, offering Lotharingia the use of 4,000 Swiss mercenaries against the Burgundian aggression and encouraging Vincent to use his status as Holy Roman Emperor to ask other major HRE nations for support. (Lotharingia response) Additionally, an envoy is sent to King Louis X of France warning him about the expansionist tendencies of Burgundy and urging him to control his vassal before all of France is destabilised. (France response) As the Central Council is worried about the Burgundian aggression, the joint military of the Confederacy continues to fortify the western border of the nation in the Cantons of Fribourg, Bern and Sion. The marriage of King William V of Arles and Bonne of Berry is celebrated in the city of Arles, and Ulrich VI von Lenzburg uses this occasion to encourage Duke John of Berry to join the political alliance of the Swiss Confederacy and Arles, in light of the marriage and especially the increasing instability in France. (Mod response) Meanwhile, the Canton of St. Gallen sends an envoy to Thurgau, a former Habsburg vassal which became an independent lordship after the Treaty of Augsburg in 1368, encouraging them to join the Swiss Confederacy as the Canton of Thurgau to receive the trade and infrastructure benefits it had as a Habsburg vassal but in a more democratic, equivocal federation. (Mod response) Some monks and friars from the Mercedine Priories of Schwyz and Feldkirch travel north along with Bishop of Basel Ludovico Mazzo (also a former leader in the Order of Divine Mercy) to attend the Ecumenical Council of York. Domestically, the government works on encouraging peasants to be soldiers in the Confederacy's joint military in light of the rising political instability to the west and north of the nation. Johanna of Mark (1379-1380), the second child of Michelle of Anjou-Lenzburg and Engelbert III, Count of the Mark, tragically dies of a disease at just one year of age. However, later in the year Heinrich II von Lenzburg and Catherine of Nassau-Wiesbaden have a fourth child, a daughter named Margaret (b. 1380).
    • Mod response: Berry declines an alliance on the grounds of remaining neutral toward Burgundy while Thurgau joins the confederacy
  • Empire of Ethiopia: The mint at Barari is fully constructed. However, it will be years before the currency can be introduced. Using knowledge from the Ajuran mint workers, the Empire begins constructing its own minting presses. The Ministry of the Treasury also plans to begin converting gold into coins and begins planning the amount of gold within each coin. Additionally, plans are made for silver and copper coins of lesser value to be minted. The Ministry plans to introduce the coins in a way so as not to disturb the barter economy. Items that can be purchased at the market for gold, silver or copper are the standards for the rest of the market, and as such the amount of coins paid will equal to the amount of gold, silver or copper normally paid. Additionally, the Empire makes plans to standardize the exchange rates of the gold, silver and copper coins. The Empire undertakes extensive planning to create and introduce the new currency. The Ethiopian cotton farming industry continues to grow as more farmers continue to grow and sell cotton. This cotton begins to find its way to the weaving network at Mogadishu, which sells textiles to Egypt. A trade route of Ethiopian cotton to Mogadishu weavers begins to develop. Additionally, in Somalia most of the Chewa fortresses have developed into full scale settlements and towns, promoting Ethiopian settlement of the area. In addition to raising livestock, many Ethiopians and Somalis begin to harvest frankincense and myrrh, which is harvested from Somali trees. This creates a perfume market in Ethiopia, as the nobility of Ethiopia takes advantage of this new source of local perfumes to buy perfumes cheaply. Ethiopia also begins building a road network in the southern horn and encourages settlement to Ajuran. The Empire makes a request to Ajuran to build a road network in the Kingdom of Ajuran similar to what Ethiopia has built in Ethiopia and northern Somalia to help facilitate the cotton trade [MOD RESPONSE NEEDED]. After spending nearly 20 years in Europe, many of the Ethiopians still alive in the delegation seek to return to Ethiopia, believing their mission fulfilled. As such, the much diminished Ethiopian delegation leaves London and books passage to the south of France, and from there to Egypt. The delegation makes plans to arrive in Ethiopia by the next year, laden with maps, literature and knowledge from Europe.
    • Mod responses: Ajuran agrees to build a road.
  • Voidevodeship of Wallachia: A day ago the Wallachian forces ask the Habsburgs to no longer control the half of the region and a few weeks the civil war is stopped and a victory controls the interruption of the Mongols all the local dukes which are in control Hungary or Wallachia is done in the economic of the gourvement is recovering after a long year civil war take of it the voivode from Moldova returns to his country brought by the Hungarians in help the principality wonders if we could unify the region of our country to the peace one day Vladislav is no longer a voidove he succeded by radu I he married a citizen of Wallachia called Lady Calinica crown her in queen's statues the economy of Transylvania is in good repair after the civil war in Moldova's Romanian citizen from this region built a bridge for each border of the Danube Valley to access at trade's activity since the Hungarian dukes have given one of the supportive good for their own need in upper Hungary merchant from Germany pass here to Transylvania in the upper north coast to border's national the door of the trade is open to the public since the bridge was long manufactured a few years ago the Hungarian army can maintenance control of the border by occupying with the administrative at every corner literature culture and immigration are well welcome their need for poverty help the princess could reign Wallachia and Bulgaria seen from her crown's statues authority of what they asked well the Bulgarians built a bridge in the south of the Wallachia next to the anatolian territory from trade's network access to local royals family in the balkan penisula.
  • Papal States: Pope Clement VI is saddened by the death of Catherine of Siena and declares her Venerable. The Stigmata Elena Cimorelli says to her fellow beguines that the world darkened after losing a great example of Christian. After receiving the request of the king of Sweden, the pope sends a commission to analyze the life of Bridget of Sweden. Escorted by the Swiss Guard, the pontiff leaves the Papal States with a delegation formed by members of the Roman clergy and theologians to England. The pope inform Paul Tegaris that Gaspar of Thessalonica, the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople, is alive. But since he arrived in Rome during the preparations for the travel to Britain, Clement VI asks Paul to or accompany the pontiff on the travel to England for the Council or, since Paul Tegaris is the Patriarch of Jerusalem, to go as ambassador to the Greeks in Constantinople. Paul Tegaris can choose one of those two options [MOD response needed, please]. While the pope is in England, the administration of the Papal States is given to Cardinal-Secretary Pedro Martínez de Luna. After reaching Britain, the papal retinue meets with the other bishops and clergymen reunited in the York Minster. Then, Pope Clement VI opens the meetings of the Ecumenical Council of York.
    • He will work as ambassador to the Greeks in Constantinople
  • Kingdom of Scotland: We keep providing our vassal Iceland with a steady flow of 100 settlers for Greenland and the rest of their colonies each year as well as any agricultural goods they need. Fortifications continue to be erected along the Anglo-Scottish border. Trade continues to grow, all thanks to improved infrastructure. The circulation of Scottish coins increases as new coins are minted at the royal mints in Roxburgh, Berwick, Edinburgh and Perth. Trade with Reykjavik, Orkney, Shetland and the Faroe Islands continues and intensifies as ivory trade proves quite lucrative, the excess continues to be forwarded in Ireland, England and continental Europe. King Robert II personally makes a plea to John Wycliffe as someone neutral to his rivalry with the Pope to join him and attend the Council of York to defend his doctrine among the rulers of Europe. [​Mod Response​] King Robert II continues to enforce his father's decision to designate Gaelic Scottish as the official court language, penalizing the non-conforming nobility. All the effort made for the previous one and a half plus decades has led to very positive results, the vast majority of the court prefers to speak Gaelic Scottish by now. Hunters continue to increasingly roam the forests, leading to overhunting in some regions, while this also led to some positive outcomes such as further economic growth. Lumberjacks continue to cause deforestation especially in the lowlands, leaving newly reclaimed arable land unused. King Robert II continues to enforce his royal decree preferring Scots over foreigners as tenants for the allocation of those farmlands on the occasion that they do not use this land for grazing, as it's strictly prohibited and penalized harshly, tenancy is voided, fined harshly and all their belongings are confiscated. New arable lands continue to be reclaimed from the forests, allocated to Scottish tenants to serve as farmlands. We make a proposal to the other members of the Celtic Confederacy, Celtic Ameraudur and High King Eoghan of Eiru and Archduke Ólafur and to our ally Duke Christian V of Oldenburg, seeking to mediate between them to broker a mutually beneficial and very lucrative deal, similar to the one we concluded last year with Oldenburg that would entail Ireland and Iceland giving the exclusive rights to Oldenburg for the entire HRE to import their goods through Oldeburg domain and distribute them all over the Holy Roman Empire. [​Player and Mod Responses​]
    • Wycliffe himself will go to York
    • Oldenburg agrees
    • Ólafur agrees
  • Poland-Lithuania: Wladyslaw I orders his forces to advance into the Western lands of the horde with the intent of securing the Baug and Southern Baug as well as to cut off the remnants of the Golden Horde's forces, To assit in this endevour Wladyslaw increases his troop numbers to 35 k. The Pancerny sweep across sacking and torching Mongol camps or settlements torching whatever they cant carry, while they skirmish the Horde in an effort to prevent the Mongol from regathering following their defeat at the hands of the Hungarians and the Wallachians. Wladislaw I requests that his Hungairan allie prevent the passage of Andrezej through their territory eithr by imprisonment or other means (Hungarian Response) more to be added late
  • Kingdom of Hungary and Dalmatia: King Stephen VI happily agrees to the Balkan-Alliance of Byzantium, Serbia, Poland and Hungary, to fight against the Mongols and any other external threat. Furthermore cooperation with Poland is done by searching for the Lithuanian Prince Andrezej and stopping him from returning to his homeland. The army is still mobilized, to eventually help out in the chaos that is ruling in Wallachia, as the King fears that this might spread to the Hungarian vassals in the region. An army of 35,000 men enter the border from the north and march on Câmpulung, to pacify the region. A request is sent to the Wallachian court, asking to allow the Hungarians to pacify the region with Hungarian soldiers. This deal will include all territory between the Hungarian Border and Tarmoviste (WALLACHIA RESPONSE NEEDED) Radu accept pacifies the kingdom Hungary intervene in the current situation. The army is mostly supported by cavalry and siege weapons and highly efficient flanking tactics by the heavy cavalry. (ALGO NEEDED). The King grows of older age, but stays very active and becomes very fond of the arts and sciences. A large library is funded in Budapest, where also the sciences are studied (at least how they are understood at the time). It is tried to emulate the great cities of Italy and many infrastructure programs continue to reach this level of development. With the infrastructure programs the fortification of the northern border is done much quicker. Isabella of Wittenbach and her husband Imre of Árpád once again have a child named Vilmos. Due to his albinism he is nicknamed “Vilmos the White”. Though a great shock at first, beside his unusual light hair and skin the boy is healthy. The taxes are once again lowered for those peasants who use modern and effective farming techniques. The cultural center of Ragusa is still expanded, making a large effort in trading and production of textiles.
  • Kingdom of otharingia: "Were Di": Nobles rebel against the New Senatus Lotharri, thus commiting Treason against the King and The emperor of Sacred Roman empire. The Prätorische Garde and the Königliche Garde Johanns des Siegreichen declare their Loyalty to King and Emperor Feinsan of Regnier. Thus these troops are readied up by the king and emperor togheter with the Royal Lotharingian army most of which staying loyal to the King, although 2,000 soldiers defect to the traitors cause. All the troops of the Royal guard and the Royal army having to swear a new oath to the king, that confirms the Loyality to the House of Regnier in the name of God and the Senate. Thus the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire calls upon all members of the Empire to Defend The emperor and the Charlemagnic city of Aachen (Swiss response) (Hungarian Response) (Hanseatic response) (Milan Response) (Mod response). The Senate and king Together agreeing to give seats for the regional and even national Senate to Merchants, who officialy pledge their support for the King as Members of their state. The Senate promising to give aid to Merchants in all Lotharingian lands Occupied and free, Such as lessrning of taxes, and relaxation of certain laws. Laws surounding the right to have walls and tax their own land. The Königlich-Lotharingische Marine as first action of the war Blockades Flanders with 35 Galiots 30 cogs and five carracks, while using 50 cogs. ten carracks and fived galleys in the Zuydersee to keep supplies to Frissia running smoothly as starvation of these lands could lead to rebellion. This badly damaging the economy of the Flemish as the county is heavly reliant on trade with the outside world for material to textiles. The King calls on every able man to resist The burgundine Invasions and those of the Rebels. The Rebels wanting to take back rights from the Peasantry and Merchant class, as they need the wealth of these two classes to survive themself. Even with this Feinsan offers Mercy on all nobles who decide to stay loyal to the King, promising giving them a greatly increased salary and the role of zenturio or above in the New Royal army. As the King does not want to remove the Nobility completely, he wants them to just get more competative and rule as part of the Millitary beaurocracy. This makes it so they do not have to pay for the troops they lead but do have to follow some form of directions from the king and swear an oath to him. This offer is meant to show that the king's desire is not personal power but better controlability, with most commands being planned to come from a war Cabinet inside the Senate. While With the Bishop of Verdun Rebelling Feinsan sends 1,000 troops this including some new militia's to the city which bears it name. This army including some older trebuchets, ladders and battering rams, this all while offering mercy and monetary prospects to the Bishopry if they open the doors. The city being mostly surrounded thus not getting in extra food, the soldiers and militias even paying the local farmers small extra bonusses of money for their produce thus keeping them happy with the soldiers. Feinsan also offers the Monastery of Stavelot-Malmedy land from Liege if they decide to join, with all protection being given by the Royal Lotharingian army(Mod response). While in Aalsterse, The senate aproves the controversial order to flood the Schelde at certain places and destroy the bridges, while putting a lot of cannons near the River as to prevent a possible crossing over the river. The senate and the king agreeing to keep at least 7,000 soldiers on this border also, as to prevent the fall of Aalst and Brussels. While the praetorian guard and the the Königliche Garde Johanns des Siegreiche togheter with another 1,000 troops begin to defend the borders all around Hainaut and Liege. While putting 500 soldiers on the defense agaist laag gelderland, 1,500 being set on the Southern and western border of Utrecht and Guelders. While the remaining 1,000 are put on the Frisian border with the navy aiding them a lot. The troops in need of food begin to increase their rations of Sprouts for winter, as they are easy to farm, harvest and cook, thus being perfect for soldiers who cannot be picky.
    • Swiss diplomacy: 4,000 Swiss mercenaries are sent to help Lotharingia against Burgundy and the rebels, with more being placed in reserve as the Central Council waits to see whether they would more of more help aiding the King of Lotharingia or the King of France in the common effort against Burgundy.
  • Kingdom of Eiru: Eoghan offers to marry his daughter Fionnuala to a member of the English royal family. (Mod or Legend response) Cattle raiding continues but after the events of last year in Connacht the nobility have learnt not to escalate their fighting to effect everyone else. Around 200 settlers migrate to Iceland this year with the prospect of land of their own. The Commons and Lords debate this year on building a number of ports for commerce and the navy. The agreement eventually come to is simply to investigate the costs and locations before deciding. Wool and whisky remain the principal exports.
    • John of Gaunt accepts the marriage of Fionuala to his son, John Beaufort.
  • Sweden-Norway: The Archbishop of Uppsala Birger Gregersson, and several delegates from Sweden and Norway attend the Ecumenical Council of York, giving their views on John Wycliffe and the Lollard situation. Essentially, the delegates agreed with the Lollards on these points; 1. confessing to priests should not be done, as only God can truly hear the confessions. 2. Vows of celibacy must not be undertaken by women, as it could lead to sin. 3. Exorcisms by priests are akin to witchcraft. 4. prayers for the dead are not harmful. but that requesting prayers for the dead by making financial contributions is wrong, and a form of bribery. And finally that 5. celibacy among the clergy has encouraged sodomy. The last point is controversial among some of the priests with higher rank. However, Gregersson stands firm. In conclusion, the delegates are mixed on this issue, while some concede that some of the Lollards' views are factual, Gregersson warns that further attacks on the Church could be ultimately an attempt to undermine the Papacy. King Haakon II & VI dies in early autumn, at the age of 40. His firstborn son, Olaf, succeeds him as King Olaf I & IV of Sweden and Norway, and Olaf II of Denmark, due to his mother, Margaret, being the elder daughter of late King Valdemar of Denmark. Due to the new king's minority, Margaret will rule as regent until he turns20 years old. Trade with the Sami people continues in the north.
  • Tarascan-Toltec Empire: In this year, things turn dark. The Cazonci Nalhen, while asleep in his palace, is struck with illness. Unknown how or why, he consults with the Purepechan Shamans on the cause. When Nalhen reveals his seduction by Auicamine and the perpetual war curse placed, they ultimately devise that the cause of his illness is from that. Not wanting to hear nor accept the truth, he slaughters the Shamans were they stand, instead focusing on the fact that the illness is caused via the stop of war. With this in mind, he relays a message that Ocēlōtl Tonalcotzin must gather together his imperial army must now invade the Popolucan-Mazatecan state that the Empire had traded with positively. Not to undermine the Cazonci on this expansion, Tonalcotzin and his apprentances Necalli and Nelli invade the state in the summer season, easily overrunning the forces within a matter of moons. By this point, Tarascan expansion began to fault in itself, as although the loyalty toward Nalhen had allowed for such expansion to continue, it also created a very de-centralized realm of differing religious perspectives and personal militias. The first in-fighting between these differing ideals would occur in the season of autumn, with the Warlord of Zapotek, Teyalotl, forming a slave military to fight against the members of the Huastec ministry, specifically Ollin. Although this news would never reach the ever dying Nalhen, it's important to understand that although expansion was large, it hadn't been perfect. Within the relative time of the final moons, tragedy would strick as Nalhen's personal Zapotek slaves would not only rebel and kill him, but they would also kill his many wives and his only daughter. With Necalli, Nelli, and Xitlálnolli not being present, they were unaware of such activity until the next day, when the former Cazonci would be found atop his many wives and only daughter, with numerous idolatry speaking of a Zapotek attack. The slaves would be found some time later in Xalisco, attempting to escape into the Chichimecan highlands. The slaves were promptly executed. As per lineage, this made Nalhen's first son, Xitlálnolli, the rightful Cazonci, of which he would accept after the discovery of such news. Meanwhile, in Chichimeca, Iuihua grows weary of his time in Cazonci Padira's kingdom, worrying about his family. While delivering a sermon to the Padira and his resentful son Yolopan at his house, Padira would suddenly be struck internally at the heart, gasping for air as his life slowly faded into obscurity. Yolopan would look upon Iuihua as the cause, grabbing his macuahuitl to attack and kill Iuihua. Iuihua would grab his own macuahuitl, and they would begin fighting. Soon enough, a fire would begin to burn Iuihua's hut down, with both of them soon fighting and running after each other near the town. Soon enough, the villagers and the kingdom guards soon took notice and watched on as Yolopan would viciously attack the pleading Iuihua. After an hour or so of fighting, Iuihua's macuahuitl would finally break, with him falling to his knees after being struck in the arm by Yolopan. As Yolopan raised his macuahuitl to land the killing blow, an eagle would swoop in out of nowhere, pecking rigorously at Yolopan until he dropped his macuahuitl, allowing for Iuihua to pick it up as the eagle landed on his shoulder. Both battered and exhausted, Yolopan would dismiss Iuihua as an individual, stating that he is the Cazonci and therefore the guards shall attack Iuihua. However, as he spoke the command, the guards would turn on him, with their own faith in Teōmaticolli being larger than their previous polytheistic religion. Iuihua, however, would command them to not attack, stating that Yolopan is just a confused man, and that he should not be killed or attacked because of such. Iuihua would, however, exile Yolopan from this kingdom, declaring that although Padira had secured the kingdom's status as holy, Yolopan was a heretic, and must not return until he faces his own change. Yolopan, angry yet in despair, would leave the kingdom without saying a word. As Iuihua stood on the muddy ground tarnished by the stormy weather, he declared that he himself must return to his own peoples, however. He proclaims the recently converted Shaman, Saccotzin, as his representation until his return.
  • Kingdom of Portugal:The King hears about the merchants complaints and promises to look into it,in the meantime he makkes his annyal tour of the country and visits the City of Gordes.
  • Kingdom of France: Louis X hears the petition from Philip of Anjou, and initially leans in favor of neutrality, deciding it improper for the crown to become involved in a private feud. After the large Burgundian movement into Flanders becomes known, however, the king stops deliberating and resolves to come to the aid of his vassals and allies. Thirty thousand men are mustered in the Royal Lands. Six thousand of them are placed under the command of Gilbane Belaud and sent to aid the loyalists in Maine and Anjou. The king takes charge of the rest, and enters Flanders to contain the rogue Duke of Burgundy. While on campaign, Belaud comes down with an unknown illness. He leads his men into one final battle, before succumbing to the disease. Belaud shall be mourned and remembered for his discipline, loyalty and bravery. He is replaced as Constable of France by Grégory Enguerran, who picks up the Maine campaign.
  • The Crown of Spain: with recovery fulfilled at Montpellier, The Fortress of Montpellier begins to be established as a means of defense against anyone who may threaten the city. Beyond this, the naval fleet of the Mediteranean now recovered begins its usual patrols in assistance of trade security and piracy regulation. As trade continues to flourish across the Spanish Crown, ties with the British Powers and English Channel Trade increase for the sake of greater income in Western Europe as trade with Mali connecting our trade partners to the far east continue to allow the flow of plenty of beneficial goods. Following the continued era of newfound stability, a diplomat is dispatched to Northern Italy and to Padania requesting Corsica to be returned to Spain as per agreement and long lasting beneficial relationships that had been forged in the wars within Italy.
    • Accepted
  • Republic of Padania: With the lack of reaction from the Rebels Lorenzo takes a break from his assassinations and returns to Milan where he dispatches a diplomat to spend some time discussing with the Holy Roman emperor and his loyalists potential rewards should Lorenzo support, assuming loyalty will be rewarded Lorenzo sends 7,000 men to report to the emperor for further orders.
  • Dai Viet: After his successful operation in the former Khmer Empire and his success pacifying the region, the general Kiều Sơn Hà is promoted by Emperor Chinh to the position of General of the Imperial army. In addition to making Thuyên the commander of Viet's existing forces, the position gives him the power to better organize and increase the size. Notably, Kiều begins to ensure the broader distribution of gunpowder weapons to the Viet forces, especially in the more developed northern regions of the Kingdom. Cannons begin to become more commonplace, with Kiều ramping up manufacturing in and around the imperial citadel, and continuing the manufacture of smaller handheld weapons, ensuring the whole of the Imperial Army can be equipped. Kiều also begins to fortify more Viet cities, to expel any potential invasion. In particular, Imperial Citidal in Thăng Long receives more defenses and a stronger garrison consisting of the elite Scarlet Dragons, but the general plans to equip most cities of significance with at least a few cannons over the coming decade or so. Kiều continues the policy of keeping gunpowder a classified secret to prevent its spread, and makes sure gunpowder is produced in multiple stages to make it nearly impossible to steal. Under Kiềun's command, the Viet Imperial Army stands is structured to include 20,000 professional soldiers, with 30,000 more owing only limited service per year, or during war time. With the navy standing at 145 small ships, Kiều also begins work there. Champan ship yards are instructed to begin production of more advanced ships. With Japanese help, the emperor begins substanial investment in boosting Veit and Champan shipyards, hoping to improve the size and quality of his navy's ships. In addition, the garrison at Riau Island is complete, securing Viet trade in the region. While the Emperor waits for his own navy to expand in power, he continues to rely on Champan forces to secure trade, which continues will our neighbors. In addition to merchant ships, the Emperor begins to focus on spreading trade over land, begingin to make sure merchants are sent to all nearby nations. After his crucial experience in Khmer and Angkor, Prince Quan is recalled to the Imperial Court in Thăng Long to take o his relevant administration duties. The Prince is currently responsible for agriculture in the Kingdom, under the guidance of a few of the Emperor's trusted advisors. Sugarcane and Barley continue their spread through the Empire and are used to cycle crops, making harvests more effective. Quan uses his limited budget to subsidize the implementation of this system, but also continues the spread of floating rice across the Kingdom, which allows for higher yields, especially after effective crop cycling. Meanwhile, in a city called Tan Ap, rumors spread of a young boy called Soma, claimed to have mystical healing powers. Interested, a local noble named Thuyên Tông takes the orphaned boy under his wing, allowing him to learn at a nearby Buddhist temple, while practicing his healing. Fascinated by the obvious affect of the boy, several Buddhist Monks and nearby villages begin to listen to Soma's somewhat unusual teachings. Support continues for the King of Lavo in his efforts to secede the throne of Ayutthaya, with the emperor providing resources for Ramesuan to stabilize his power base in Lavo. (EDITS TO COME)
    • Angkorian Kingdom (Vassal of Dai Viet): King Damkhat continues to work under the perview of Dai Viet. Military presense is minimal, but the kingdom begins to adopt the cycling of rice with sugarcane and barely, albeit at a slower rate than the kingdom proper

1381

The Ecumenical Council of York continues in its second session (as these things last a couple of years). John Wycliffe appears at the council himself and makes it clear that the sole authority on the Church that should be entertained comes from scripture alone, which were the basis of his writings, and not on the decrees of any popes or Church Fathers.

William of Julich is willing to take up the offer if Vincent places him on the throne of Guelders instead of John de Blois. The other revolters refuse the offer at this time, but are willing to negotiate if military these new miltiary titles can be succeeded their own personal volition, and not under the direct control of the king.

Richard de la Roche, the current Latin Emperor, offers his only daughter Margaret in marriage to John von Luxembourg, the current Count of Brienne (and fifth cousin of the German Monarch). He asks his liege the King of France to arrange this marriage.

Due to the distraction of the German monarch with his own civil war, a number of local Barons in central Europe begin imposing high taxes for travelers passing through their territory, far over the regulations given by the Imperial Diet. The most nortorious of these is known as Eppelein von Gailingen.

The largest peasant revolt in recent history rises up under the command of Wat Tyler. With 4,000 local militia, they manage to seize control over much of Essex, and proceeds to start marching on London. This peasant revolt is largely in protest against high taxation and feudal oppression. The Archbishop of Cantebury is killed in the process.

Prince Andrezej protests against King Stephan trying to arrest him, and leads a mercenary force of 4,000 men to sack the city of Iasi in Moldavia.

Gaspar of Thessaloniki dies (so there!). leaving the office of Latin Patriarch of Constantinople vacant.

The Mamluk throne of Egypt is seized by a mercenary soldier named Barquq, who imprisons the current Sultan.

Timor annexes the state of Sabzewar. and mashals his armies for his bid to conquer all of Persia. Being not related to the Genghisid family, Timor feels he needs to conquer some existing empire in order to legitimize his rule.

The Four Oirots expands eastward, absorbing Manchu tribes all the way to the sea.

A census in China concludes it has 43 million people.

Catherine of Vadstena, daughter of Bridget of Sweden, goes on a missionary journey into the Abbasid Caliphate.

Brabantine mystic John van Ruusbroec publishes his own work of theology, The Little Book of Enlightenment. 

  • The Iroquois Confederacy: We start to hunt and move around out nation more, we start to sell furs and beads to other tribes, we make more worshiping places around out nations we start to have  more oral and cultural exchanges with each other, we start to trap animals for fur, we start to make a lot of weapons for the future, we build more longhouses around the nation, peace for now is declared in a state of security for the expansive territories of each Tribe. This also develops major cultural connections within the Five Tribes, we also pass down many stories, we expand moderately southwest and make peaceful contact with any tribes there, we expand swiftly south east, we send an envoy to the huron up north with gifts and more, we ask in the future we can ally against our enemies (Mod Response) we have many births during this time, this is the region of Hiawatha.
    • Mod Dip: Huron agrees to a truce with the Five Nations, but do not accept an alliance because of their longstanding rivalry
  • Empire of Ethiopia: While planning to introduce the new currency, the mint at Barari, now constructed and with minting presses, prepares to mint the first coins. The first hundred Ethiopian coins are minted out of gold, while another hundred are minted of silver and copper respectively. The coins are relatively simple, with one side of the coin displaying the face and name of the current Emperor, and the other side displaying an Orthodox cross and the year and location it was minted. While the currency is not ready for circulation, these coins serve as a blueprint for future coin minting. The Ethiopian delegation to Europe makes the journey via the Red Sea to Beri, where it is received with a massive celebration. Though significantly diminished in terms of people, the remaining delegates are greeted as returning heroes, with many Ethiopians believing the delegation had been lost. The delegation moves on to Barari, where it is given a grand procession to enter the city. After arriving at the Imperial Court, the delegation presents all the intelligence gathered after spending 20 years in Europe. European maps, literature, and art is displayed for the Emperor, while the delegation presents the journals of the various delegates documenting their 20 year trip. When asked why the delegation took nearly twice as long to travel Europe as planned, the delegation states that travel became difficult due to a massive war breaking out between the various nations of Europe. The Emperor is shocked to hear of the Christian nations warring against each other, and is even more shocked to hear about the sophistication and military power each Christian nation possesses. The delegation speaks of armies of iron-clad soldiers, and kingdoms full of food and goods. The Emperor and his brother, Dawit, spend hours reviewing and reading the various reports and journals from the delegation, studying each Kingdom’s history, society and culture. With Ajuran accepting Ethiopia’s offer, hundreds of slaves and engineers are sent south to Ajuran to construct a thorough road network that will be connected to Ethiopia’s. Additionally, with Ajuran ports now open to Ethiopian merchants free of any tariffs, Ethiopian trade to the southern Swahili states expands considerably, with Ethiopian merchants selling Indian silks, textiles, dyes, perfumes, and spices along with Ethiopian goods such as ivory, coffee, and more. The Empire decides to further aid the Imperial Merchant's Guild by offering additional incentives to join. The guild shall receive subsidies from the Empire to help guild members pay entry fees at foreign ports and will also contribute to a large fund maintained by the guild to help compensate merchants' who lost their ships and/or haul. Guild members shall also be exempt from fees charged to enter the Imperial cities and access their lucrative markets. However, membership in this extremely lucrative guild is limited to Christians, thus hopefully encouraging many Somali merchants and traders to consider conversion to join the guild. Membership is marked by a piece of parchment listing the merchant's name and stamped with the Imperial Seal and is also signed and stamped by the Minister of Trade with his own seal. The army returning from Ajuran brings word of a Somali noble who defied his peers and family to accept Christianity into his heart. He was the only Somali noble to accept Christianity and convert. After being baptized, he was given the Christian name Laurentius and made a powerful noble by the Emperor. Unfortunately his actions upset his subjects, and after the Great Somali Revolt broke out Laurentius’s home was attacked by a mob of Somali peasants and he was dragged into the local square, where the peasantry demanded he publicly renounce Christianity and reconvert to Islam. Laurentius, ever the stalwart servant of Christ, refused, stating that he would rather die a painful death than spend eternity in hell for refusing the true faith. Laurentius was unfortunately stoned to death for his refusal, with the crowd leaving his body to be eaten by dogs. The story of this brave Somali convert is brought back to Ethiopia by the army and the tale of Laurentius’ bravery and faith spreads throughout the Empire, improving many Ethiopians’ opinions of Somali Christians and also providing Somali Christians an iconic Christian figure of their own. In the Empire Laurentius becomes known as Laurentius the Martyr, or Laurentius the Convert, and the place of his death becomes a shrine which many Somali Christians and even Ethiopians visit. The legend grows that after his death Laurentius rose from the dead, untouched by wildlife, and ascended to heaven where he was greeted by St. Anthony and Jesus himself.
  • Latin Empire of Romania: Emperor Richard de la Roche wants everything set to keep his dynasty alive and well into the next century and the next. So he offers John von Luxembourg to marry his only daughter Margaret. He asks the King of France to arrange this Marriage. The Empire mourns the death of Gaspar of Thessalonica and he is given a proper burial. But now the Latin Patriarchs of Constantinople is now vacant and needs a replacement.So we ask Pope to work with my bishops to help appoint a new Patriarch(Papal Responds Needed). In the Duchy of Athens the Frankish Tower begins construction right near the Acropolis of Athens and is supervised and funded by Emperor Richard himself and is expected to be completed in two years. In the Principality of Achaea James of les Baux becomes Price of the Principality. He then takes the title of Despot of Romania despite not even being in Romania and is laughed at. The Emperor writes a letter to the leader of the Byzantine Empire to see if we can start trading with them. We will trade silk garments and Perfume for any other goods that the Byzantine Empire can offer. We want to do this to strengthen relations with them and not spread them apart(Byzantine Responds Needed). we start building a couple castles on the border with Serbia just to make sure that they dont attack.
    • Roman Empire: We have access to our own supplies of perfumes and silk, but if the Latin Empire would allow the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople to re-extend its guidance to those of the true faith in the Latin Empire it would go far to improving relations. 
  • Majapahit Empire: Efforts continue on the part of Hayam Wuruk to erode the power consolidated in East Java by Wijayarajasa (Uncle-in-law to Hayam Wuruk) in an effort to bring central control under him. Wijayarajasa continue to search for allies in his region in a desperate attempt to rally as many to his cause as possible. The Bhayangkara continue to be outfitted with hand cannons, armor, and weapons to fulfill their role as the elite soldiers of Majapahit with their numbers remaining at 6,000 strong. The Pamburusirah continue to patrol the capital and serve as bodyguards to the Raja with their numbers estimated at 500 Dayak warriors. Wikramawardhana in his efforts to restore and expand Cirebon has impressed many nobles who here tales of his success and efficiency as an administrator to the city. Majapahit continues to pour resources into holding and building up its holdings on Palembang as well as Pajajaran with minor problems from locals here and there which interfere with the work of local administrators but nothing to major. The shipyards this year have managed to put out 17 Jongs with 22 smaller vessels for the Majapahit navy who are promptly turned to the task of securing trade around Majapahit. The guild has reported a steady increase in membership with noticeable profit returns from merchants within the guild as trade begins to pick up due to the desire and profitability of spices. Hindu/Buddhist monks continue to be sent out to Majapahit's external territories and tributaries primarily Brunei in an effort to prevent the spread of Islam across the rest of Brunei. Foundries and their smiths are being increasingly moved west in an effort to deprive Wijayarajasa of the capable skills of the blacksmiths. Cetbangs and rentakas continue to be produced for stockpiling in case there is a future need for them as weapons. Hayam Wuruk orders the implementations of repairs to to the irrigation system across Java due to its vital role in maintaining and sustaining the population across Majapahit. Census: 5,300,000 (note: Feud and Nate approved)
  • Kingdom of Scotland: Given recent developments, the peasant rebellion in Essex, King Robert II and the Scottish nobility that escorted him hastily leave the Council of York and gets back to Scotland. We propose to the Pope and the rest of the attendants to the Council of York to evacuate with us in safe territory in Scotland, in South Berwick where the Council could continue its sessions [Mod​ and ​Players Responses​] We keep providing our vassal Iceland with a steady flow of 100 settlers for Greenland and the rest of their colonies each year as well as any agricultural goods they need. Fortifications continue to be erected along the Anglo-Scottish border. A girl by the name of Triss Merigold, a bastard daughter of King David II, recently legitimized, aged 16 years old, is dispatched to the court of King Peter of Portugal for marriage. Trade continues to grow, all thanks to improved infrastructure. The circulation of Scottish coins increases as new coins are minted at the royal mints in Roxburgh, Berwick, Edinburgh and Perth. Trade with Reykjavik, Orkney, Shetland and the Faroe Islands continues and intensifies as ivory trade proves quite lucrative, the excess continues to be forwarded in Ireland, England and continental Europe. We conduct a census for the entirety of the Celtic Confederacy (Eiru, Scotland, Iceland), including prominent colonies such as Greenland and every other Icelandic possessions, no matter how distant. [​CENSUS PLEASE​] King Robert II continues to enforce his father's decision to designate Gaelic Scottish as the official court language, penalizing the non-conforming nobility. All the effort made for the previous one and a half plus decades has led to very positive results, the vast majority of the court prefers to speak Gaelic Scottish by now. Hunters continue to increasingly roam the forests, leading to overhunting in some regions, while this also led to some positive outcomes such as further economic growth. Lumberjacks continue to cause deforestation especially in the lowlands, leaving newly reclaimed arable land unused. King Robert II continues to enforce his royal decree preferring Scots over foreigners as tenants for the allocation of those farmlands on the occasion that they do not use this land for grazing, as it's strictly prohibited and penalized harshly, tenancy is voided, fined harshly and all their belongings are confiscated. New arable lands continue to be reclaimed from the forests, allocated to Scottish tenants to serve as farmlands. King Robert II Bruce seizes the initiative and begins to dispatch funds, arms and supplies for over 4,000 men as well as military advisors to the Peasant rebellion under the command of Wat Tyler, while we also request support for the rebels from the other members of the Celtic Confederacy. [[Mod​ and ​Players Responses​|Mod​ and ​Players Responses​]]
    • Mod Census: All nations and territories in the Celtic league amount to 1.56 million people.
    • Papal Diplomacy: Pope Clement VI agrees with king Robert II and moves the Council from York to South Berwick. The pontiff and the Roman delegation follow the king and the Scottish nobles to Scotland. The Swiss Guard helps protect the entourage.
    • The Rebellion is grateful for this help and quickly puts it to use.
  • Voidevodeship of Wallachia: Somewhat the economy is well finish to recovering up, the villager are rebuilt their home since the civil war was caused chaos and the Mongols invasion Hungary is what now intervening of fixing some problem on it Lady Calinica great enjoy her life with his husband's radu ier the non-profit in the minister assume some port are being built in the Danube territory and the principalites of what now is under Hungarian to Wallachian's core ruler development is still busy on the agriculture movement of farmer's one of Wallachian soldiers help the intervention Hungarian to help of what's going on now led by Queen Calinca the soldiers admire Hungary is a good ally for Wallachia and also support of good's perspective for now the saxons are developing fortress bridge on many Danube's territorial river from economy monarchist at the superior voidove and the organization is still developed in a main created by the Council of Bassarab and enjoy of what's fixing in Wallachia and main situation with Hungary and Wallachia to help them together current situation is what a city in \Moldova is sacking which is bad most of principality's dukes are soon to planned of annoucing the new period of Wallachia and the unification.
  • Iceland: 2,000 troops militia under the command of the Duke of Greenland to go and join the Scottish forces along with 15 longboats, Hand cannons and the General Gissur Hvíti. Ari’s protest becomes so popular amongst the Clergy and the Proletarian masses that an Ecclesiastical decree is made by Cardinal Snorri allowing priests to spread the words of the Bible in Icelandic. A young explorer named Friðjófur Nanson tries to explore the North Western Passage(Mod Response Needed). During the council of York Ari writes a book called “ Mynd af Dorian Gráa” which is a fable about the dangers of Vanity. The Princess of Iceland marries the third son of the Duke of Greenland.
    • Nanson encounters near impassible waves upon reaching Greenland and does not return. He is presumed dead at sea.
  • Tian China: The rule of the Guāngróng emperor continues to erode support for him and his policies, as his disasterous spending in the eastern provinces begins to cause food shortages that make an increasing amount of people very angry at him. His increasing attempts to centralize power far too fast and to introduce edits of toleration for the Christians alienate many nobles, who finally, fed up with his actions, begin actively plotting against him. Many ru ours about the emperors unsuitable behavior is intentionally spread far and wide throughout the emperors by his enemies, with the tales of his depravities growing more and more wild and blown out of proportion with every telling, causing many people from distant provinces across the empire to turn against him. The rumors are particularly strong in the northern provinces, where his wife, the Empress Miyuki and de facto governor of Hebei and much of the north, intentionally fans the rumors and begins increasingly gathering a large number of soldiers personally loyal to her in the northern provinces, in theory to fight the Manchu’s, but in reality in preparation for a coup against the emperor and her husband, whom she and many others have grown to despise. She has also made a political alliance with the great and powerful Prince Xuanye, the military governor of Inner Mongolia and Duke of OWuwei, whom has become extremely popular over the years, among both his Chinese and Mongolian subjects whom he treats well and has become famous among, and also among the majority of the nobility and administration throughout the empire, who see him as an alternative to his incompetent brother and famous rival, the Guāngróng Emperor. However, he has also been plotting alongside Miyuki, and they have come to a political agreement and general plan on what they will do once they depose the emperor, and how and why they will do so, with the plan being to declare him unfit to sit the Throne of Heaven and launch a sudden and massive rebellion against him which quickly drives toward Beijing, before quickly taking the city and driving the unpopular emperor out of China. This is planned to take next year or the year after that year, with the only reason they are waiting being to gather support for themselves and in order to gather the necessary armies, men, supplies and weapons to successfully launch this overthrow of the incompetent emperor. The state visit of the Japanese delegation and the emperor of Japan, miyuki’s sister Yoshigege, also occurs this year, which her planning to ask her brother to supply her with a few thousand skilled samurai and elite troops to help overthrow the emperor, and also to request a similar thing of her political ally and fellow hater of the Guangrong emperor, King No U of Korea (JAPAN AND MOD RESPONSE NEEDED).
    • Japan Dip: The Japanese emperor secretly agrees to this with his sister providing nearly 2,000 ronin - some from the Kensei order which have accompanied the Emperor on his trip to China.
  • Papal States: The Council of York continues, with Pope Clement VI and the bishops trying to reach an agreement with the Lollards. The pontiff receive a letter of Cardinal-Secretary Pedro Martínez de Luna informing him about the conflict happening between the Holy Roman Empire and Burgundy. The pope declares that the Church will stay neutral in this conflict. The letter also says that the commission analyzing the life of Bridget of Sweden attested that the claims about her sanctity are true. Then Clement declares Bridget of Sweden as Saint. With the death of Gaspar of Thessaloniki, Clement writes a letter to Paul Tagaris to come back from Constantinople to assume the position of Latin Patriarch of Constantinople in the Latin Empire [MOD response needed, please]. With the outbreak of the Peasant Revolt and the death of the Archbishop of Cantebury, Pope Clement VI accepts the proposal of King Robert II of Scotland, moving the Council from York to Berwick. The pope fears that this Revolt can spread to York and that the Council can be attacked by radical Lollards that want to destroy any chance of peace. The pontiff and the Roman delegation go together with the king to Scotland. Clement exhorts the Lollards and John Wycliffe to go the the new location, this way continuing the discussions in peace [MOD response needed, please]. Meanwhile, in the Papal States, the health of Elena Cimorelli, the Stigmata of Ostia, start to decline.
    • Paul Tagaris eagerly accepts the title of Latin Patriarch of Constantinople, which he adopts under his full name, Paul Palaiologos Tagaris.
    • The entire council moves to Berwick.
  • Kingdom of Portugal: After having received a vision, King Peter-Fernando orders that an Amulet made of the finest materials and gems shall be commisioned. This amulet is henceforth going to be worn by any king on his coronation. The amulet when not in use is stored at and undisclosed location under the protection of the royal guards. Meanwhile, a royal marriage between King Peter-Fernando I and The scottish princess Triss merrigold takes place in Lisboa on the 21st January. The succesion is safe when on the 12 December Queen-consort Triss gives birth to a son who they name Duarte.
  • Swiss Confederacy: The 4,000 Swiss mercenaries aiding the King of Lotharingia are maintained as the conflict with Burgundy continues. Though the Central Council is not sympathetic to King Edward IV of England due to his actions in the Anglo-French conflict, the Swiss bishops are outraged when they hear the revolting peasants have killed the Archbishop of Canterbury over their displeasure of the actions of the secular King. At the Ecumenical Council, Bishop of Basel Ludovico Mazzo asks Pope Clement VI to condemn the peasants for this action. (Papal response) An additional 4,000 Swiss mercenaries are put in reserve as the Central Council sends an envoy to King Louis X of France, offering him the use of these mercenaries on his front against Burgundy. (France response) Domestically, the government works on encouraging trade with surrounding states to help fund the mercenary deployments; as part of this, the Canton of Basel-City sends an envoy to the Imperial City of Mulhouse, proposing a trade alliance between the city and the Swiss Confederacy. (Mod response) Several cantons also work on improving farms on their territory to increase the food supply. Meanwhile, the priest filling in as leader of the Canton of Basel-Bishopric while Bishop of Basel Ludovico Mazzo is away sends an envoy to the Abbey of Bellelay just to its south, suggesting the Abbey should join the Canton of Basel-Bishopric as it is already religiously subject to the Bishopric of Basel, largely surrounded by the Swiss Cantons of Basel-Bishopric and Bern and this would give the Abbey infrastructural and economic benefit. (Papal response) The joint military of the Confederacy focuses on fortifying the northwestern border of the nation at the Cantons of Basel-Bishopric, Basel-City and Solothurn as this is the area closest to Burgundy's territory.
    • Papal diplomacy: Pope Clement VI allows that the Abbey of Bellelay joins the Bishopric of Basel.
    • Mulhouse accepts the alliance
  • Kingdom of Hungary and Dalmatia: The taxes are once again lowered for those peasants who use modern and effective farming techniques. The cultural center of Ragusa is still expanded, making a large effort in trading and production of textiles. When the Wallachians refuse to respond to the Hungarian demands properly, a declaration of war is sent to the Wallachian court and 35,000 Hungarian forces rush from the north and the west into the barely defended frontier. Without further resistance and completely overwhelmed the forces meet at Arges, laying siege to the city with trebuchets and permanent bombardment of the fortifications (ALGO NEEDED). The west of Wallachia is occupied by Hungarian forces, who quickly attempt to set up a puppet government in the region and giving land to the vassals of the Hungarian Crown. Furthermore, a census is ordered by the King to keep track of the economical power and capabilities in a war of the Hungarian nation. (CENSUS PLEASE) SECRET The Holy Roman Emperor is promised support with 5,000 men against the rebellious nobles, however, only under the condition that the House of Arpad will become an elector due to their rule in Tyrol and the close relationship with the lords of Bavaria (LOTHARINGIA RESPONSE NEEDED) SECRET END King Stephen VI orders Florentine assassins to kill or capture Prince Andrezej in Iasi, with 10,000 men from teh Wallachia campaign being sent to the city to engage him in battle (ALGO NEEDED) (PADANIA RESPONSE NEEDED)
  • Kingdom of Eiru: With the peasants in the southwest of England revolting principally in Gloucestershire and Somerset weapons and funds are sent unofficially to the rebels in the southwest. Otherwise Eoghan's son Aodh is almost of age and will be married to a Gaelic noble daughter while Parliament agrees to provide funds to build and expand port facilities as well as fortifications at Limerick, Cork, Galway, Coleraine Waterford and Derry over several years.
  • Kingdom of Lotharingia: "Were Di": Even with all set backs of the Rebelion and the Burgondine army invaded, Vincent's Königliche Lotharingische armee has defeated the Rebelion of Leobald of Cousance the Bishop of Verdun. Fainsans army being able to defeat the bishops personal troops, as his Subjects were underfed and their reserve was slowly drying out. As the merchants and peasants of Verdun were not able to trade with the farmers and other cities, thus they had to realy on the money and the food they allready had. All these factors combined leading to the Prince-regent having to surrender to Emperor Feinsan, as his whole city and Bishopric showed their Loyal to the Emperor. Feinsan hearing even more good new from an ally outside the Empire, The kingdom of France helping the Emperor due to the Franco-Lotharingian alliance.The Kingdom attacking the County of Maine and the Burgundian city of Dijon a total of 16,000 soldiers attacking the city more then the whole Burgundian army at one place. Thus France and Lotharingia once more show their friendship to each other, Feinsan Sending a specially-made textile Tabbard with the French and Lotharingia coat of arms put on (French Response?) This all being in the new Spirit of Imperial Friendship, Currently Friendship being shown by finding as friends agains the Commen Enemy of the Burgundians and Noble rebels. Feinsan, After hearing the offer of William of Julich, invites him to the Royal Court in Aachen. This all to continue the talks with him, as the king is interested but wanting to work out an even better deal(Mod Response). So now in Southern Liege the Soldiers from Verdun are welcomed, as the Soldiers begin to plan the attack on Natoye. The emperor Waiting for the troops from Padania to arrive, this togheter with the praetorian guard and the the Königliche Garde Johanns des Siegreiche and 1,000 affiliated soldiers. This Makes the Number a total of 10,000 including the 7,000 strong Padanian army, a Number seen as sufficient for the attack on the town of Natoye - this attack being from Both the Namur side and the Chino-Luxembourg from. The Namur side being the smaller attack with mostly infantry and Archers which consists of the the praetorian guard and the Königliche Garde Johanns des Siegreiche and 1,000 affiliated soldiers. These troops meaning to draw the attention and go slightly southwest of the town preventing reinforcements from reaching the enemy. While the Padanian army attacks the town itself with the help of a cannon to deter the enemy, and while preventing any farmers from moving from outside a Perimeter around the town. Blocking all supplies although the army is allowed to let through those wishing to defect to the Imperial army or go to her civilian areas. The army on their way to the town repairing the roads, as to make supplies easier to pass and for troops to move to fill possible gaps in the front line. While the Swiss army in Lotharingia is moved to the Aalsterse front thus making the defending force 8,000 as 3,000 died defending the city. Feinsan Improving the City defenses by adding more cannons and blockading the Country of Flanders with the Königlich-Lotharingische Marine. This being done to slowly togheter with the French attack drain the Flemish economy ruining its trade with England and the Outside world.
    • William of Julich goes to Aachen.
  • Roman Empire: The resumption of endless and infuriating war in the Danube Valley leads the empire to look elsewhere. An envoy is sent to Egypt, seeking to open trade relations with the kingdom there. The envoys are tasked with allowing Roman merchants access to Egyptian grain and luxuries so that the empire can import grain and re-export the luxuries for sale across the Mediterranean. (Mod Response). The further disruption of northern trade continues to imply mediocre economic growth for much of the nation, but hopes are high that the Egyptians will see reason and allow both sides to profit from a trade deal. In order to test the newly reorganized Themic system and begin the Ana-katáktisi ανα-κατάκτηση) or Reconquest of the territories in Asia Minor. The Tagmata and Themes are raised and a war of reconquest declared against the Germinyanid Beylik. (?) (The nation directly south and east of Byzantium and the Latin Empire respectively.) 4,000 professional soldiers, aided by another 6,000 well trained and very well equipped levies launch a campaign against the turkish state there. The soldiers are under strict orders not to loot the homes of the peasantry, but all are promised a substantial share of the Beylik’s wealth should they refrain from harming future citizens of the Empire. Tactically, Strategoi Zeno Akropolites and Georgius Stauricius are tasked with leading the army to the flat, wide plain outside the Germinyanid capital of Kütahya where superior Roman discipline and cavalry will allow the complete destruction of the Germinyanid army. If the Germinyanids refuse to meet the Roman Army in battle, the city will be laid to siege with cannons, trebuchets, and springalds armed with pots of Greek fire. (Algo Needed)
  • Japanese Empire: The Oirates push into claimed parts of Manchuria worries the emperor, however, with no encroachment on directly settled territory and no blockage of the ranging into siberia for furs the Emperor and local manchus ignore the issue and hope to simply wait out the Oirats in the region. At home the economy finally come in full strength again as the rebuilding of Kyushu's affected regions is completed. The building of a port on the northern part of Sakhalin continues with about 300 people settling down and beginning the establishment of Sakasatsuma taking its name in partial from the Satsuma region. The development in Hokkaido continues as the city of Sapporo becomes more and more a leading city for development and expansion as the farmlands on the island expand significantly. The Emperor Yoshishege officially visits China with his entourage of nearly 3,000 containing Samurai, two heads of the Four noble houses of Japan, as well as his wife and various women from the imperial harem and other imperial services. The Imperial navy continues to expand in its patrol functions as a more permanent presence is established off the coast of the Luzon islands based out of Ishigaki. (sorry super tired and wiped out not a long turn today).
  • Dai Viet: After his successful operation in the former Khmer Empire and his success pacifying the region, the general Kiều Sơn Hà is promoted by Emperor Chinh to the position of General of the Imperial army. In addition to making Thuyên the commander of Viet's existing forces, the position gives him the power to better organize and increase the size. Notably, Kiều begins to ensure the broader distribution of gunpowder weapons to the Viet forces, especially in the more developed northern regions of the Kingdom. Cannons begin to become more commonplace, with Kiều ramping up manufacturing in and around the imperial citadel, and continuing the manufacture of smaller handheld weapons, ensuring the whole of the Imperial Army can be equipped. Kiều also begins to fortify more Viet cities, to expel any potential invasion. In particular, Imperial Citidal in Thăng Long receives more defenses and a stronger garrison consisting of the elite Scarlet Dragons, but the general plans to equip most cities of significance with at least a few cannons over the coming decade or so. Kiều continues the policy of keeping gunpowder a classified secret to prevent its spread, and makes sure gunpowder is produced in multiple stages to make it nearly impossible to steal. Under Kiềun's command, the Viet Imperial Army stands is structured to include 20,000 professional soldiers, with 30,000 more owing only limited service per year, or during war time. With the navy standing at 145 small ships, Kiều also begins work there. Champan ship yards are instructed to begin production of more advanced ships. With Japanese help, the emperor begins substanial investment in boosting Veit and Champan shipyards, hoping to improve the size and quality of his navy's ships. In addition, the garrison at Riau Island is complete, securing Viet trade in the region. While the Emperor waits for his own navy to expand in power, he continues to rely on Champan forces to secure trade, which continues will our neighbors. In addition to merchant ships, the Emperor begins to focus on spreading trade over land, begingin to make sure merchants are sent to all nearby nations. After his crucial experience in Khmer and Angkor, Prince Quan is recalled to the Imperial Court in Thăng Long to take o his relevant administration duties. The Prince is currently responsible for agriculture in the Kingdom, under the guidance of a few of the Emperor's trusted advisors. Sugarcane and Barley continue their spread through the Empire and are used to cycle crops, making harvests more effective. Quan uses his limited budget to subsidize the implementation of this system, but also continues the spread of floating rice across the Kingdom, which allows for higher yields, especially after effective crop cycling. Meanwhile, in a city called Tan Ap, rumors spread of a young boy called Soma, claimed to have mystical healing powers. Interested, a local noble named Thuyên Tông takes the orphaned boy under his wing, allowing him to learn at a nearby Buddhist temple, while practicing his healing. Fascinated by the obvious affect of the boy, several Buddhist Monks and nearby villages begin to listen to Soma's somewhat unusual teachings. Support continues for the King of Lavo in his efforts to secede the throne of Ayutthaya, with the emperor providing resources for Ramesuan to stabilize his power base in Lavo. (EDITS TO COME)
    • Angkorian Kingdom (Vassal of Dai Viet): King Damkhat continues to work under the perview of Dai Viet. Military presense is minimal, but the kingdom begins to adopt the cycling of rice with sugarcane and barely, albeit at a slower rate than the kingdom proper.
  • The Spanish Crown: as the treaty of Pamplona is undone due to aggressions against our relatives and allies in Burgundy, the non-aggression pact and treaty is annulled and 55,000 men are sent to gather at Montpellier with some taking the route through Perignan and meet where the fortress is being completed. From that point on, King Fancisco passes on leaving his son Francisco II to carry about the will of the crown as he passes on. He entrusts his youngest brother, Prince Orlando to carry on the campaign as the Spanish Fleet is led by Prince Marco. King Francisco II in the meantime gives the all clear for Orlando to do as he wishes with the Spanish Army in France. Various forces as the march to Beziers begins are given the order to burn portions of the countryside in order to humiliate The King of France showing to their people the French Crown's weakness at their ability to protect their own people but more importantly to damage potential French Supplies. With that being said, supplies are guarded from Montpellier and Perignan but also through the Basquelands. A diplomat is sent to the English requesting for assistance in another campaign against the French if willing which is arranged in secret [Mod Response]. Meanwhile, further economic disruption is brought about within the mouth of the English Channels and Bay of Biscay targeting French Merchant Ships and any ships in relation the French Navy which is also done in a blockade within the Mediteranean Coast. At Beziers, once the Spanish arrived near the city, the men rest and enjoy a meal in preparation for what is to come as the Longbow Archers and replications of the latest Crossbow Designs to the Spaniards stocks of weapons for combat are applied as to increase efficiency with Cavalry and Infantry with Armor being used to be able to protect her men while also assault the French. Cannons are used to tear at defenses while any defenses caught around the region and seized during the operations of the "March of Vengeance" as Orlando puts it are used to aid the fall of Beziers with Fire being used once more as a guiding tactic with Flamed Arrows launched ahead of Frenchmen while other means of siege warfare are used by tunneling and using grenades and catapults to destabilize defenses and fire into the city in order to fuel the conflict into our side. Juan de Roses is brought along even though Orlando leads in order to see the assault of vengeance to bring the fall to one of the French Crown's areas of control. The Cavalry seeing French men on the ground would flank them and pincer them in order to crush any men who even try to stand in the way. A "No Mercy and God's Will" policy is left with the violation of the French Crown's treaty representing as an unholy act and will allow the Holy See to deal with the King of France once things with the church has settled while offering no mercy from the Spanish but only that of God to spare those who stand by what Orlando calls the illegitimate King of France. With Beziers well surrounded from all around and the effective blockade along the coast, it is prayed to the Lord above that a decisive blow may be given to France.
  • Hanseatic League: Given the widespread revolts across Lotharingia and the Hansa's interests in the region, 10,000 soldiers are fielded to defend Lotharingia. (More to come probably)

1382

Timor's forces supporting the White Horde make raids on China's western protectorates, sacking the city of Kashgar. Meanwhile, he continues his campaign in an attempt to unite Persia, inavding the Emirate of Herat.

The Four Oirot Khanate, having taking territory from eastern Mongolia to the Pacific Ocean, now turns west and begins annexing territory in Outer Mongolia, now growing stronger than the Yuan Dynasty.

A great earthquake in the English channel causes extensive damage to Cantebury and outer London, and causes massive flooding across Calais and Ponthieu. Many priests in the Council of York consider this God's judgement against England and their support of the Lollards, causing some to refer to York as "The Council of the Earthquake".

The peasents revolt breaches the walls of London and seizes control of the Tower, killing many nobles who happened to be there at the time. John of Gaunt was in York at the time, and hearing the commotion races to the capital with a larger force of 14,000 troops, leaving the Earl of Northumberland to take care of Yorkshire. Johns son, Henry Bolingbroke, is captured by Wat Tyler and held as a prisoner.

Barquq, having seized control of the government of Egypt, terminates his standing defensive pact with Ethiopia, and expels their merchants from the nation. He still maintains the previous policeis of trade relations with Venice, however, in order to maintain his personal revanue. Ethiopian merchants are permitted to trade overland in Upper Egypt only, as Egypt pursues a policy of controlling trade in the Red Sea directly. He also begins a rapproachment to the Abbasid Caliphate, trying to put asside the events of the Taymiyyah Civil War.

The city of Trieste asks for protection from the Duchy of Austria, following the chaotic episodes in Italy.

Paul Palaiologos Tagaris (as he styles himself a bastard son of a Byzantine Emperor) takes up residence as the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople in Mystra. He begins to wear lavishly expensive garments, and signs his letters with various titles, including "Apostolic see of the Churches east of Durazzo", and "Imperial Pontiff of the New Rome". He also writes his belief that the second coming of Christ is very imminent, or has already transpired, and the New Jerusalem after the Last Judgement is currently being built.

A painting known as the "Black Madonna of Częstochowa" is brought from Jerusalem to Poland. The monks that recovered the painting hold the tradition that it was painted by Luke the Evangulist, the patron Saint of Painters, as a first-hand portrait.

  • Tian China: The rule of the Guāngróng emperor continues this year, but does not go imma posed, as his incompetence finally reaches levels that are viewed as intolerable. This is because his incompetent policies in regards to The eastern provinces have allowed the barbarian Turks to said the city of Kashgar, the capital of the Xinjiang Protectrate, and this enrages the militant Chinese population. It finally goes wrong for him, and his wife Miyuki and his brother Xuanye both declares that he is unworthy of the office of emperor, and launch a rebellion against him to depose him and put a more suitable emperor in place. This does not mark any attempt to depose the Tian dynasty, but just Guāngróng himself, who is viewed as a mistake who should not have taken the throne. The vast majority of people rally against the vastly hated emperor, and he is defeated by the forces of the rebels in several battles, forcing him to retreat from the northern and eastern provinces and gather his forces for a battle near Luoyang next year. It is beloved that if he is defeated in this major battle, he will be crushed and forced tooflee Luoyang, and as a result easily overthrown, but if he is victorious it is thought that this will solidify his rule and allow him to control the rest of the Chinese empire without having BF to deal with any more major rebellions. The Japanese samurai brought with Miyuki that fight in several of these battles are also noted to be very effective compared to many other forces, proving to be a terror on the battlefield.
  • The Iroquois Confederacy: We offer an alliance with the Mohicans,Quiripi,Mohegan and Abenaki for protection for future foes (mod response), We start to hunt and move around about nation more, we start to sell furs and beads to other tribes, we make more worshiping places around out nations we start to have  more oral and cultural exchanges with each other, we start to trap animals for fur, we start to make a lot of weapons for the future, we build more longhouses around the nation, peace for now is declared in a state of security for the expansive territories of each Tribe. This also develops major cultural connections within the Five Tribes, we also pass down many stories, we expand moderately southwest and make peaceful contact with any tribes there, we expand swiftly south east, we have many births during this time, this is the region of Hiawatha.
    • Mohegan accepts the protection Quiripi is willing to be an ally but doesn't opt for full protection. Mohican refuses on the grounds of their ongoing conflict against the Mohawks, who are part of the confederacy, The Abenaki completely refuses, seeing the Iroquois as a threat to the Algonquin peoples.
  • Republic of Padania: The lower class rebels in Florence choose that rather than try to fight 8,000 professional soldiers they will go back to their old way of life. However, the middle class artisans raise a force of 5,000 including 1,000 of which are from the Force that the Padanian government brought. This leads to an inevitable conflict to occur in the coming year. (Algo needed) The artists in Florence struggle and many of them evacuate to Milan and Genoa for there safety. The newly centralized Egypt is met with minor surprise from Lorenzo. However, he quickly sends two diplomats to meet with Barquq in hopes of being Egypt's primary trade client in Europe. (Mod response needed). The lollards are met with disgust from the majority of the populace as the populace views them as an attempt to remove the Center of the Catholic Church and center of Christianity from Rome. A theologian by the name of Alfonso Barque writes a book about the drama of the politicalness of not only the Catholic Church but of Christianity in general specifically mentioning the issues of the council of York and the unnecessary amount of political motivation around being a cardinal or Pope.
    • Egypt is cautious of allowing trade with more Christian nations, but is willing to entertain Padania’s diplomat if a favorable deal is offered.
  • Roman Empire: The Ana-katáktisi continues against the Germinyanid Beylik. With stalemate on the field of battle, the Roman Army settles in for a siege of Süleyman of Germiyan’s castle. Most of the levies are dismissed to return home before the end of summer of 1381, leaving the Tagmata and Themic Regulars numbering a total of 3,000 men to carry out the siege. Trebuchets are constructed of local wood, and three small cannons are dragged to positions overlooking the castle at Kotyaion (Kütahya). These siege engines are then used to smash down the walls of the fortress there. Several dozen springalds and mangonels are deployed to rain greek fire down upon the castle, demoralizing any remaining defenders. Strategoi Zeno Akropolites and Georgius Stauricius hope to capture Süleyman of Germiyan and force him to accept unconditional terms of surrender. Greeks and Christians of any color throughout the countryside are rallied to the banner of the empire, helping to bolster the small army left to carry out the siege. (Mod response on numbers) Economically, an absence of grain imports reverse the progress of the past few years, inducing a minor famine. Farmers are forced to return to cereal crops to feed themselves and their families and Basileus John V orders the release of grain as an emergency precaution. The return of soldiers does some to alleviate the damage, but the economic suffering seems far from resolved. The Arsenal of Constantinople, now five years into its fleet building efforts hits its stride. Ninety-six imperial merchant ships have been launched and now ply the waters of the many trade routes of the Empire. Revenue from the ships that are currently in service is directed to the construction of the new ships with some left over to cover other expenses. Emperor John V condemns Paul Palaiologos Tagaris' deceit, calling it indicative of Latin disposition.
  • Swiss Confederacy: Feeling he is getting old and wanting to ensure a legacy for his children and descendants, Ulrich VI von Lenzburg sends an envoy to Vincent, Holy Roman Emperor. Ulrich's envoy asks the Emperor to restore his family's former title as Count of Lenzburg, in light of the Swiss Confederacy's contributions to the defence of Lotharingia and Ulrich's personal diplomatic accomplishments which earned him the nickname "Ulrich the Diplomat". (Lotharingia response) Ulrich VI tells other members of the Central Council, particularly the burgomaster of the Canton of Aargau which governs the historical territories of the original County of Lenzburg, that he would only be claiming Lenzburg Castle and the town of the same name as his fiefs and the Canton of Aargau would retain control of the rest of the territory, which reassures the burgomaster. Other members of the Central Council are also reassured by the fact there is already a Count as governor in the Confederacy (the Count of Toggenburg governing the Canton of Toggenburg) governing a larger territory, and this has not caused any problems. As another part of ensuring a legacy for his descendants, Ulrich VI decides to give control of military strategy to his son and heir apparent Heinrich II von Lenzburg (informally, as Heinrich is not yet a part of the Central Council) while himself remaining a diplomatic leader. Heinrich II maintains the 4,000 Swiss mercenaries aiding the King of Lotharingia, but the offer of 4,000 mercenaries to King Louis X of France is momentarily withdrawn as Heinrich considers a more proactive strategy to aid Lotharingia and France in the conflict. Meanwhile, the Canton of Fribourg sends an envoy to the County of Neuchâtel, their neighbours across Lake Neuchâtel, proposing a political alliance between Neuchâtel and the Swiss Confederacy in light of the conflicts in France. (Mod response) The Canton of Bern sends an envoy to the villages of Erguel, Orvin and Diesse located in between the Swiss Cantons of Basel-Bishopric, Solothurn and Bern, encouraging them to join the Canton of Bern for greater trade and the benefit of access to the infrastructure of the Confederacy. (Mod response) At the Ecumenical Council, Bishop of Basel Ludovico Mazzo continues to urge Pope Clement VI to condemn the English peasants' senseless killing of the Archbishop of Canterbury. (Papal response) Domestically, the government works on producing more and better weapons for the joint military and relatedly increasing the production of lumber and metal for weapons. The joint military of the Swiss Confederacy continues to fortify the northwestern border of the nation at the Cantons of Basel-Bishopric, Basel-City and Solothurn due to the conflicts in France. The scholars of the Bern Library, hearing of German monks having banned the usage of Aragonese playing cards a few years ago, decide to take advantage of this situation by using the Library's block printing press to create their own playing cards, which they sell to local nobles, improving their finances. Michelle of Anjou-Lenzburg and Engelbert III, Count of the Mark have a third child, a daughter they name Johanna (b. 1382) in honour of their previous daughter Johanna (1379-1380) who died at just one year of age.
    • Nechuatel accepts the alliance, all three join the Canton of Bern.
  • Majapahit Empire: After Wikramawardhana has succeeded in his task of restoring and improving Cirebon, he has been recalled to Trowulan to assist his father in governing Majapahit as he reaches his later years in age. He broaches the topic of moving to a more central location on Java to better ensure that the most control can be asserted recommending the city of Cirebon due to its strategic value as a shipyard for Jongs and the amount of trade flowing through the region. The Raja decides that preparing Cirebon to serve as the capital would be a wise idea and orders the construction of a grand palace on the outskirts of a city as well as the establishment of walls around the city to serve as protection. Concerning news pours in from East Java as reports of small skirmishes occur between the loyalist and the supporters of Wijayarajasa who dispute over the forwing power of the Eastern court. In an attempt to quell the fighting and to enforce his policies that are attempting to curb the Eastern Court, the majority of the Bhayangkara are sent eastward to maintain the peace and enforce the Raja's policies. The Raja attempts to establish foundries and draw blacksmiths to the soon to be capital of Cirebon from eastern Java to deprive his uncle of access to cetbangs and rentakas preferring to secure those with the specialty to make them away from his uncle. Stockpiles of hand cannons, rentakas, and cetbangs are placed under the watch of the remaining Bhayangkara who are to protect them until they can be moved to safer locations away from the skirmishing and arguing in the East. As Majapahit draws troops from across its territory to assist on Java proper, its one large external territory, Palembang, is left with a light number of troops to hold it. Majapahit continues to send out monks to convert populations across Majapahit and its neighbors to prevent the spread of Islam across the region. Rumors reach the royal court of some monks making it to a land that few have contact with but these are dismissed as rumors and stories made up by active imaginations. Efforts to repair and improve the irrigation system continue on Java due to the need to prevent these systems from decaying and destroying their population. The messenger ship system continues to be implemented with in the navy with it continuing to set aside vessels to fit the requirements for ships in the messenger service. Measurements of the fleet give estimates at around 680 jongs with 3,320 other classes of ships (malangbang, kelulus, lancaran, penjajap, pelang, jongkong, cecuruh, and tongkang, note: ship classes). The merchants guild continues to grow in size as more and more join its ranks with the exception of the Muslim population who remain stubborn in their refusal to join. The Agama Tax continues to draw in profits for the government with the tax yielding profits as local Muslims continue to defy pressure to convert as it defies their religion's tenets and would make them enemies from Muslim anywhere. Raja Hayam Wuruk sends messengers to his vassals states demanding they redeclare their loyalty to him in an effort to ensure they remain at Majapahit's side in the coming future. The Pamburusirah are deployed to provide security in the city of Cirebon as well as Trowulan with efforts focused on Cirebon and fortifying its location to attacks. Laborers across Java are committed to constructiing fortifications to better allow for the Raja to assert control over local regions to the forts and fortifications.
  • Duchy of Austria: As a dukes power of a dynasty house they annex a region called Tyrol in western Austria in side of the alps immediately the vassals between albert and leopold are very controlled by the Germans from Austria the tyrol campaign was a vassal success for annexing their territory's development as his wife's Italian origin he reigned milan, boulogna and carinthia the dukes of the region of Austria develop some seperatist movement for the famous Habsburgs and their generation reign Leopold III insists his wife that she is ok to annex the Duchy of Carinthia to replace in the northern part of Slovenia since the Germans have created some new bridges in their territory of the Italian and European parts for the trade routes maintenance of tactics the Germans of the northern border Italy can control their part and crown loyal centralized the government continues to pay taxes for the royal with the villagers among the villagers of styria the people cultivate for the support of hunger and the improvement in goodless the slovenian boats are paid by the duke's and one of the boats is counted of 11.23 class in category for battles the Italian municipalities are very royal for the duke of Austria and his son forever leopold demand to annex the northern part of Austria Albert III cares about his Italian vassal worries if he's going to have a revolt or a civil war the population increases the market daily, the herds of animals are very advanced in the commuanté and paid the taxes for the German dukes continues to advance these improved and organized systems in their need one of the efforts is that the armored is very paid by the German monarchy in their rating for the soldier and taxes Styria employs one of the most important jobs for the vassal authoritarian control of Austria insist most of slavic people and Europeans normal continue to enjoy their comminucation toward the duchy leopold insists on controlling border fortresses between other border controls and that he proclaim his wife reigns the northern Italian municipality part to border limit so the organization is still organized,seperatist very well, agriculturing, taxes and such unlike development to the rise of their own good's life to authority vassal at the government fortifications payment taxes to their own control.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: Tragedy strikes Ethiopia as the Emperor Newaya Maryam, who had never fully recovered from a wound received in Somalia, dies in his bed surrounded by family and servants. Lacking an heir of his own, his brother Dawit II is quickly crowned the new Emperor of Ethiopia in a ceremony with the nobles and bureaucrats present. The somber mood of the Empire is quickly turned panicky as news of the events in Egypt spread to Ethiopia. Hundreds of discontent merchants, expelled from Egypt, bring back word of the Sultan’s overthrow, and the rise of a new hostile pretender. The Empire is shocked as news of the overthrow spreads, and many are fearful of the new usurper and his plans for Ethiopia. The Emperor hears a petition from the Imperial Trade Guild, asking the Empire to intervene in Egypt to allow the merchants reentry to Egypt. The Emperor also receives Egypt’s formal breaking of their alliance. This, along with news that Egypt has begun reaching out to the Taymiyyahs, and the torture of Philotheos last year, forces the Emperor to act in the face of these overwhelming offenses. The Emperor sends a letter to Barquq, demanding he immediately allow Ethiopian merchants back into Egypt’s ports and cities, compensate them for lost profits and goods, and publicly vow to allow Christians to practice freely in his kingdom. The Emperor threatens to support the overthrown Sultan’s family if Barquq does not accede to the demands. [MOD RESPONSE NEEDED] To make ready to enforce those demands, the Empire assembles its army yet again. The Chewa are again mustered and raise 12,000 troops. However, with the effects of the last war still felt throughout the Empire, the nobles, despite being offered enormous riches from Egypt, can only raise 8,000. To make up for this shortfall, the Emperor recruits men from the Imperial cities and the Imperial crownlands, raising an additional 2,000 militia. Dawit II also reaches out to his allies in Alodia and Makuria and implores them to send as many men as they can to the invasion of Egypt, pointing out that the instability in Egypt threatens their kingdoms, who share borders with Egypt, significantly. The Emperor also emphasizes that Barquq has committed violence against Christians by informing him that the usurper has tried to realign with the violently anti-Christian taymiyyahs in Baghdad and has already had Christians tortured to death [MOD RESPONSE NEEDED]. The Imperial Army assembles in Massawa as it prepares to march into Egypt should the pretender not comply with Ethiopian demands. The Ethiopian navy of 30 dhows and 12 larger ships is also prepared for a war should Egypt refuse the demands. 
    • Egypt refuses.
    • The Coptic states lend support to Ethiopia but are wary to fully commit to the war yet
  • Mali Empire: The military reforms of Mali continues at this time, reducing the size of the imperial army significantly while upgrading their equipment and tactics. The elite forces of the imperial army are trained to work alternatively on both horseback and on foot, hybridizing the traditional tactics of the Mandinke with those of neighboring people groups. The leaders of the military are chosen among the children of high-ranking nobility in the Gbara, and pass on their military ranks hereditary. The shrinking use of the army causes more significant work to be done on the navy, making sure to fully protect the Atlantic trade in competition with the Qamar-Shams Empire. The Qamar kingdom likewise expands their military considerably, recruiting many local forces of the indigenous Akan population to bolster their forces. Yahya supports an expansion of the empire further east, subjugating as far as the kingdom of Dahomey. It was also around this time that the legendary biography of Simba, the next great ruler of Mali, takes place. This story typically starts with Simba working for the "Emperor Finsyan of Al-Rum" in fighting his war against "the Franks". This refers to Vincent of Lotharingia, the Holy Roman Emperor, who employed the Malian prince to train his troops during the Battle of Notoya. Simba was captured in battle by Flemish military as he was passing through Aalst, and was held prisoner for three weeks before he managed to rally the prisoners to break out. At that point, Simba received word that his father Mustafa was growing old and could die soon. Legend has it that Simba dove into the North Sea and swam all the way back to Mali, but this is clearly an exaggeration. He ship passed briefly by the ports of Lisbon, Seville, and Rabat before finally returning to Dakar, where his beloved father Mustafa waited to receive his son in open arms. Dawud ibn Ayyob, the regent of Kanem, was particularly displeased to see Simba return alive and well, thus securing the succession of Mali away from his own family.
  • Iceland: The King dies and his daughter Guðrírður is crowned Queen of Iceland.
  • Tarascan-Toltec Empire: In this year, Cazonci Xitlálnolli continues his father's legacy by initiating a conflict with the southern K'iche kingdoms. Invading with an undefinably large force under Ocēlōtl's Tonalcotzin, Necalli, and Nelli, they attack at lightening speeds, rushing through the kingdom's defenses and starting open conflict. As all historical records and myths analyze the K'iche as one of the final kingdoms directly neighboring the Empire that is are somewhat territorial, the war incites a zealous yet confused response, mostly aimed at Xitlálnolli becoming Cazonci. Xitlálnolli finally allows the creation of the first large-scale reed boat, as designed by the late mathematician Tenoch. It can hold up to 15 people, maximum. Meanwhile, in Chichimeca, Iuihua finally reaches his former village, welcomed with a parade of celebration. Although happy to see everybody he loves in good shape, he talks secretly with his mother Iuizoh, his grandfather Yaluk I, and his sister Chen. Iuihua speaks about the possibility to expand the Teōmatācāyōtl to the northern village. Although reluctant, Yaluk I and Iuizoh see it as a good idea, with Chen believing it could be somewhat problematic. Iuihua, along with Yaluk II, Iuizoh, Chen, and a large number of troops, all arive at the gates of Padira's old kingdom. Iuihua announces to the people that the order has been expanded, and over time, a road is created connecting the villages, albiet still a week's worth travel.
  • Papal States: The Council is restarts in the city of Berwick, being officially know as the Ecumenical Council of York-Berwick. Pope Clement VI sees the situation in England as God's punishment. He asks John Wycliffe and the Lollards to abandon the teachings declared heretical and to accept the proposal made in the Council (see the council page, session of 1382). The pontiff declares that this way the Church can remain united [MOD response needed, please]. Clement also criticize the violence of the Peasant Rebelion happening in England. Meanwhile, in the Papal States, Cardinal-Secretary Pedro Martínez de Luna is outraged by the actions of Patriarch Paul Tagaris and since he never trusted in the Greek, he sends three agents of the Ecclesial Tribunal to investigate the past of Tagaris [MOD response for the succes of the investigation, please]. Elena Cimorelli dies this year. The physician that prepared her body for the burial noted that the Stigmata closed and are exhaling a sweet fragrance. She is buried in the chapel of the Convent Saint Augustine in Ostia attracting a great crownd that stay outside of the convent. Her diary is sent by the beguines to Rome to be annalyzed and maybe published in the future.
  • Kingdom of Lotharingia: "Were Di": The Lotharingian army with the help of Padania, wins the battle of Natoye. Thus the Bishopric of Liege is split in two, The king issuing an arrest order for Bishop Arnold II of Horne. King Feinsan seeing him as a traitor to the Kingdom of Lotharingia, as the Emperor is ellected for his direct Loyalty to God and the pope. Thus rebelling against the Emperor is a form of Blasphemy and direct attack to the Pope and God. With the arrest order for Arnold the II, King Feinsan prepares the attack on the City of Liege and the rest of the Liege Pocket. The 1,000 afffiliated soldiers of the praetorian guard and the the Königliche Garde Johanns des Siegreiche is moved from the Liege-Hanaut border to the Liege Pocket. These afiliated troops mostly being new recruits from Namur and Luxembourg, As the king tries to recruit enough people as to keep quality and the current quantity equel. A Campaign of information being launched, Where small companies of troops are helping peasants talking about the king and singing songs. This all to increase the trust of the people into the King and the Senate, The senate making an emergency decree where the number of Senators can be increased to 749. Thus the Padanian army core togheter with the Afiliated Lotharingian soldiers, attack Liege. They do this by first of all surrounding the city, blockading all suplies to the city and forbidding people from outside the city from going into it. The army scorching the land in no mans land inbetween the siege equipment and the enemy walls, this being part of the blockading tactics. While at the same time troops who were surrouding Stavelot in case of an attack now enter their land thus shortening the length of the Frontline. While on the Northern fronts, the army is asked to stay put and defend their current possition. The soldiers digging ditches and setting up anti cavelry spikes and allowing farmers to set their water under water. This is done all acros this front as even if the Lotharingian army outnumbers them it is not enough to be of any use. As an attack would kill a lot of soldiers, due to the landscape being very open and easy for archers. This land is also handy for cannons, as they are to bounce more thus kill more rows behind a soldier. Thus causing more damage, which the Royale Lotharingische armee cannot afford. Thus the rest of fronts are not moving, Ordered to just defend the Aalst Border. Feinsan waiting for the  French to attack Flanders as to draw soldiers away, as Feinsan wants to be able to completely overun Flanders before doing any advance. The emperor Recognises Ulrich VI once more as Count of Lenzburg seeing the contributions of the Swiss soldiers on the battlefields of Lotharingia.
  • Kingdom of France: The treacherous Spanish have broken their 15-year truce with France after only seven years have elapsed. Clearly, their word is meaningless. This is a grave diplomatic insult. A complaint is sent to the Papacy of the Spanish and their half-oaths, suggesting that the Pope should hold Spain accountable for their actions. It is soon realized that Hispanian hordes, in great numbers, have crossed our frontier. "When Spain sends its armies against us, they're not sending their best," proclaims King Louis. "They're bringing death, they're bringing plunder, they're rapists.... And some of them, I assume, are good people. Alas, we cannot quench their bloodthirst with ink, for they despise peace, and tear up our treaties! They trample also the sacred commandments, and treat the friends of Christ (including the Holy Father) with disdain. We must defeat them, again and again, until the thought of battle discourages them. Then they will never set foot on our soil again, knowing the power of Christ resides here. Only through Him may we prevail." This quotation by Louis X is repeated verbatim at speeches, and in communications with the Papal States. On the military side of things, Grégory Enguerran is called to the south in anticipation of invasion. He brings 20,000 men to Occitania, and is joined there by an additional 14,000 in royal reinforcements and 13,500 in levies. Enguerran, along with the knight and general Jean de Valerie, arrange their forces to turn the Spanish encirclement of Béziers against them. While Enguerran keeps much of the Spanish forces occupied near the city walls or pinned against the River Orb, de Valerie launches a devastating cavalry charge on their weakest flank, driving a wedge into the Spanish perimeter. Supplies and reinforcements are funneled into the city through this pocket. The tug of war continues, with the French trying to push and pull the Spanish army to pieces, and drive them into the waters of the Orb. After the overwhelming victory at Le Mans, Maine and Anjou are effectively under the king's control. The former holdings of the disgraced Louis of Anjou pass into the royal domain, while Philip the Bastard remains Count of Maine, his demesne limited to Le Mans and a few surrounding hamlets.
  • The Spanish Crown: with the capturing of Benziers and the harassment and casualties numbering against the Spanish Forces, reinforcements are brought in through linked supplies from Rousillion bringing in more cannons and other supplies by sea and land. With that being said, more siege weapons are brought along as well as more cavalrymen and archers with infantry as well totalling the resupply effort of 20,000 bringing this as a united effort from the Spanish Crown seeing the first true victory and sustainability within a proper French holding. Beyond this another 15,000 arrive from the Castilian Region and 20,000 from across the mediteranean promising if victory is achieved, what is offered from victory would be new lands for the Crown's people as an incentice with the pamphlets of this message spreading across all of Spain with language used to also describe the unholy actions of the French and insult to the Flower of Christendom she was once regarded as not to mention an insult to Charlemagne. As the Mediteranean Coast remains contested by the Frenchmen, Orlando and Juan de Roses as a source of guidance plots two strategies in the case of a fallback using Montpellier and her newly constructed fortified defenses to bring down the French but also a plan to disrupt the French Forces further with an assault using City Defenses and Flaming Arrows accompanied by a wave of cannons and other forms of launched weapons of death with the Prince ordering the use of catapults and trebuchets to launch materials that had been lit aflame directed toward French campsites while any Frenchmen who reach the defenses are fired at with arrows and flammable materials and drenched in oils with the no mercy policy holding strong. After the fulfillment of the siege weapons duties and use of longbow archers, the camps would face infantrymen and the cavalry which would flank them and move in a pincer formation harassing and squeezing groups of the army in order to inflict as much casualties as possible and issue a French retreat through means of chaos and Spanish Fury. Meanwhile, the Spanish Fleet continues to blockade her enemies through the means of the Spanish Atlantic and Mediteranean Fleet with continued harassment against the French. Scouts are also used to protect supplies and report on French activities and potential opposing armies as a way of communication through horseback allowing for heightened efficiency. At Perpignan, defenses are ordered to be developed to protect Rousillion from potential French Assault with fortifications being developed as a result and after being mapped and approved by the municipality. In the English Channel and Bay of Biscay, Merchant ships and French Ships are fired at with flames. A continued practice to sustain control over the waters and worsen our enemies situation further. The war effort is sponsored as one to unite all Spanish People and as a result seeing the significance of a victory at Benziers, more people see that there is hope for the Crown and her righteous and holy defense. A sword pointing at the heart of France. By the will of god, The French Crown will pay for their traitourous behaviors for peace remains dead due to their actions. A complaint is sent to the church and Holy See in regards to the actions brought about by the French Crown in a well worded document describing their actions that had broke a bond held by the almighty for peace and how they effectively have destroyed it. Nonetheless, war rages on. Francisco tells his people to pray as he joins them in service at Toledo. "God Bless the King, God Bless Spain".
  • Latin Empire of Romania: Richard De la Roche realizes the mistake of making his daugter marry John von Luxembourg so he Thinks his daughter should marry heir to the Hispainia throne Fransico II stating that a royal marriage between the Latin Empire and Hispainia is more prestigious and will strengthen the alliance we have with them(Hispainia Responds Needed). Emperor Richard congratulates Paul Paliologos Tagaris on become the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople and gives him a gift of Wine and a little bit of gold. The nation mourns the death of our great general who died in Moldova and his body will be give to Lithuania for a proper burial. In the Principality of Achaea Prince James of Les Baux gets married to Anges of Durazzo. In the Kingdom of Albania Prince Karl Thopia has a son with his wife Voislava Balsic. They name their son George Thopia. Emperor Richard appoints Andrzej Olgierd as our Marshal and he is recommended to make the County of Caria a military hub and training center.

1383

The Ecumenical Council of York concludes on the points of reform issued by the infallible Petrine see of Pope Clement VI. This pacifies the moderate Lollards, but John Wycliffe himself refuses to retract his statements that are considered heresy. John of Gaunt writes to the council that he offers royal protection to Wycliffe, but can't be there personally due to the peasent's revolt in London.

Wat Tyler seizes control over most of London, but after a quick siege John of Gaunt manages to liberate the capital of the rebels. Most of the rebel leaders are executed afterward, but Tyler himself manages to escape.

With Spain attempting a second invasion of France during the truce of Pamplona, a large-scale but passive unrest takes off across Andalusia. This is led by dissastified lower classes of southern Castile and Moorish groups, but rumors also spread it is financed by Jewish bankers trying to reak vengence on Christendom.

The ongoing civil war in Lotharingia becomes a polarizing topic among the general population, as well as in France and Germany. Some see this as an overarching threat of tyranny against the nobles, while others sees Vincent as liberating the common man from local tyrants. Across the Holy Roman Empire, lower barons are able to profit over bandits and highwaymen while the Emperor is thus distracted.

The Cardinal-Secretary investigates the Ecumenical Patriarch with a few other priests, many of whom have medical experience or experience with exorcizing demons. The meeting goes somewhat poorly, with de Luna being somewhat offended, but he expected to be in some way or another. After consulting with the priests, madness is determined as an unlikely factor in the man's behavior. The cabal of priests fails to reach a conclusion and the Cardinal leaves Mystra a little bit annoyed he had to make the trip.

The Four Oirot Khanate conquers the northern half of Mongolia.

Timor the Lame subjugates all of the Herat Emirate, giving him complete control over the eastern half of Persia. His ultimate goal is the subjugation of the Abbasid Caliphate.

In Thailand, the Ayutthaya King had a prophetic dream that he should find a relic in Pang Cha. He goes to this location and finds the shoulder bone of Buddha. He is instructed by a local monk to take care of it, so he breaks the bone in two pieces. One piece he puts in the Temple of Wat Suan Dok. The other piece he straps to the side of a White Elephant, which runs up the side of the Doi Suthap mountain, stamps three times, and dies. Seeing this as a good omen, the King constructs the Wat Phra Thai Temple on that spot.

The Bastile is also constructed in France. They don't have a cool story, though.

In Bavaria, Lowenbrau beer is first brewed and distrobuted (I know, scrapping the bottom of the metaphorical barrel).

  • The Iroquois Confederacy: we overjoy buy the Mohegan  and the Quiripi that are now our allies, we decide to make peace with the Mohican buy bringing them gifts  we ask again for an alliance (mod response), We start to hunt and move around about nation more, we start to sell furs and beads to other tribes, we make more worshiping places around out nations we start to have  more oral and cultural exchanges with each other, we start to trap animals for fur, we start to make a lot of weapons for the future, we build more longhouses around the nation, peace for now is declared in a state of security for the expansive territories of each Tribe. This also develops major cultural connections within the Five Tribes, we also pass down many stories, we expand moderately southwest and make peaceful contact with any tribes there, we expand swiftly south east, we have many births during this time, this is the region of Hiawatha.
  • Roman Empire: The capture of Süleyman of Germiyan and the fall of his capital allows the Empire to annex the entirety of the nation with little trouble. Süleyman and his family are brought to Konstantinopilos where they are forced to either convert to Orthodox Christianity or face death. In the former Germiyan Beylik land stripped from the nobility is distributed among Orthodox Greeks and Armenians. Although the Empire is a Christian Nation, Basileae John and Andronikos agree to grant the Muslim commoners clemency and do not impose unjust taxes or injuries upon them. Furthermore, those that agree to convert from Islam are offered land of their own to cultivate alongside the Greeks and Armenians who remained true to the faith. Those that refuse are notified that in a half decade there will be a tax imposed upon non-christians in the empire, but specifically in the former Beylik. The tax shall be levied only on those men of military age who are able to pay and shall be in lieu of military service. Those Muslims who do agree to fight in the Roman Army shall be granted a mark of service, exempting them from the tax. The Muslim nobility on the other hand is treated with less leniency. Should they refuse to convert to Christianity, each family is to be stripped of a great majority of their lands and titles, being allowed to retain their homes and a plot of perhaps 600 to 950 acres, depending on the richness of the soil and the availability of special resources. These plots are large enough to support a noble family with a degree of comfort, but small enough to liberate significant lands for distribution and cultivation. Meanwhile, it has the effect of marginalizing the old Muslim nobility and reducing their influence. The Themic Regulars, numbering 2,000 men remain in the country to ensure order and prevent rebellion. Economically the victory over the Germiyanids is significant as it injects resources into the base of the Roman population. The Roman Levies, promised their share of the spoils of war are granted equal shares of the Germiyanid treasury. This sudden burst of wealth drives up demand for luxuries, construction, and agricultural equipment. The merchant fleet draws closer to completion and the total 160 ships are expected by the year 1385. The stabilization of Wallachia by Hungary prompts indicates that perhaps grain will begin to flow from the region to Konstantinopolis. Basileus John V travels to personally meet with Stephen VI Árpád, he requests from the Hungarian King favorable trade terms for Wallachian cereal crops in exchange for increased access to Roman merchant ships, luxury crops, and silks. He also seeks to strengthen ties between the Kingdom of Hungary and Roman Empires, offering a formal defensive alliance. He also makes a case for allowing the beliefs of the Orthodox Vlachs to go un-changed and respected despite their minor differences.[Ycasto Response]
  • Latin Empire of Romania: Emperor Richard de la Roche asks the Hispaina government to arrange a marriage between his daughter Margaret and Prince Marco stating that a marriage between our nations will be beneficial to our alliance (Hispania Responds Needed). Emperor Richard De la Roche writes a letter to the Cardinal-Secretery apologizing for his unplesent visit to Mystra. a measles outbreak occurs in the Principality of Achaea killing hundreds but the most worst deaths are Price James of les Baux and is wife Anges of Durazzo. Charles III of Naples becomes the new Prince of Achaea. In The Duchy of the Archipelago the powerful Crispo family led a violent insurrection against the Sanudo heirs on the island of Naxos. Duke Nicolas I Sanudo is killed by the Crispo family and overthrown. Francesco I Crispo become Duke. his first action is to make a heir so he and his wife Fiorenza I Crispo birth a son that they call Giacomo I Crispo and he becomes the heir. In the Kingdom of Albania Karl Thopia builds St. Gjon Vladimir Church in the city Elbasan to house the remains of Jovan Vladmir. In the Despotate of Epirus Thomas II Prelijubovic has a son with is wife Maria Paleologina and they called him Preljiub but unfortunately his son dies a few months after he was born. Thomas blames his wife for having a "rotten womb" and beats her.She plans on killing him soon to take his throne. Our Marshal Andrzej Olgeird starts a campaign to raise the army size. He does this by sending pamphlets to multiple city's and villages to give to peasants and civilians that promise better pay if they join the army. He hopes to raise the army size from 20,000 troops to 30,000 in ten years. He also makes the County of Caria a military area by building training camps and forts all over the County. We send an Ambassador to Florence to talk with their government to open trade relations with them and see if we can make a trade alliance with them (Florence Responds Needed). The grain output was good this year for enough bread to be made to feed the population and we lower the price of Bread by 0.2 percent.
  • Dai Viet: After his successful operation in the former Khmer Empire and his success pacifying the region, the general Kiều Sơn Hà is promoted by Emperor Chinh to the position of General of the Imperial army. In addition to making Thuyên the commander of Viet's existing forces, the position gives him the power to better organize and increase the size. Notably, Kiều begins to ensure the broader distribution of gunpowder weapons to the Viet forces, especially in the more developed northern regions of the Kingdom. Cannons begin to become more commonplace, with Kiều ramping up manufacturing in and around the imperial citadel, and continuing the manufacture of smaller handheld weapons, ensuring the whole of the Imperial Army can be equipped. Kiều also begins to fortify more Viet cities, to expel any potential invasion. In particular, Imperial Citidal in Thăng Long receives more defenses and a stronger garrison consisting of the elite Scarlet Dragons, but the general plans to equip most cities of significance with at least a few cannons over the coming decade or so. Kiều continues the policy of keeping gunpowder a classified secret to prevent its spread, and makes sure gunpowder is produced in multiple stages to make it nearly impossible to steal. Under Kiềun's command, the Viet Imperial Army stands is structured to include 20,000 professional soldiers, with 30,000 more owing only limited service per year, or during war time. With the navy standing at 145 small ships, Kiều also begins work there. Champan ship yards are instructed to begin production of more advanced ships. With Japanese help, the emperor begins substanial investment in boosting Veit and Champan shipyards, hoping to improve the size and quality of his navy's ships. In addition, the garrison at Riau Island is complete, securing Viet trade in the region. While the Emperor waits for his own navy to expand in power, he continues to rely on Champan forces to secure trade, which continues will our neighbors. In addition to merchant ships, the Emperor begins to focus on spreading trade over land, begingin to make sure merchants are sent to all nearby nations. After his crucial experience in Khmer and Angkor, Prince Quan is recalled to the Imperial Court in Thăng Long to take o his relevant administration duties. The Prince is currently responsible for agriculture in the Kingdom, under the guidance of a few of the Emperor's trusted advisors. Sugarcane and Barley continue their spread through the Empire and are used to cycle crops, making harvests more effective. Quan uses his limited budget to subsidize the implementation of this system, but also continues the spread of floating rice across the Kingdom, which allows for higher yields, especially after effective crop cycling. Meanwhile, in a city called Tan Ap, rumors spread of a young boy called Soma, claimed to have mystical healing powers. Interested, a local noble named Thuyên Tông takes the orphaned boy under his wing, allowing him to learn at a nearby Buddhist temple, while practicing his healing. Fascinated by the obvious affect of the boy, several Buddhist Monks and nearby villages begin to listen to Soma's somewhat unusual teachings. Support continues for the King of Lavo in his efforts to secede the throne of Ayutthaya, with the emperor providing resources for Ramesuan to stabilize his power base in Lavo. (EDITS TO COME)
    • Angkorian Kingdom (Vassal of Dai Viet): King Damkhat continues to work under the perview of Dai Viet. Military presense is minimal, but the kingdom begins to adopt the cycling of rice with sugarcane and barely, albeit at a slower rate than the kingdom proper.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: With Egypt refusing Ethiopia’s demands to return to prior arrangements, the Imperial Army prepares to embark on its invasion of Egypt. 22,000 men along with wagons of supplies and disassembled siege engines begin marching up the African coast of the Red Sea, further supplied by ships traveling alongside the army. The Ethiopian Empire again calls on its allies in Alodia and Makuria to send men to aid the war effort, informing them of the outbreak of war and making the previous arguments emphasizing Egypt's threat to the alliance of Christian kingdoms. [MOD RESPONSE NEEDED]. The Ethiopian fleet of 50 dhows and 12 large ships begins large scale raids against Egyptian coastal towns on the Red Sea and are almost completely unopposed, significantly harming Egyptian trade in the area and reducing its overall wealth. Additionally, the Empire sends spies into Egypt, who seek out nobles who are supportive of the overthrown Sultan, asking them to provide men and supplies to the Ethiopian war effort and informing them of the impending Ethiopian invasion. They also attempt to turn many nobles against Barquq, pointing out that his actions against Ethiopia has already resulted in harm to Egyptian trade and that with Barquq out of power Egypt can return to its prosperous relations with Ethiopia [MOD RESPONSE NEEDED]. The Imperial Army marches against the nearest Mamluke settlement, the coastal city of Aydhab, aiming to either besiege the settlement or provoke the Mamelukes into defending it in an open battle. If the Mamelukes choose a siege, the army will establish fortifications around the city while the siege engines are set up to begin bombarding the city walls. The Ethiopian fleet will also blockade the city [ALGO NEEDED]. While the main army marches on Aydhab, mercenaries and raiders are sent to raid the Mamelukes’ Nile settlements, aiming to pillage the economic heart of the Sultanate and divide their forces. Domestically, The mint at Barari continues to mint new coins, aiming to create a large stockpile of currency before introducing it to the nation. The mint works to produce more coins, while the Ministry of the Treasury presents a plan to introduce the  a law that will give significant tax cuts to those who pay their taxes in currency. Imperial bureaucrats, guards, laborers and servants will be paid in currency, while any purchases on behalf of the government will be made using currency. Additionally, for the first few years after the introduction of the currency the government will make more frequent and larger purchases as well as construct many more buildings in order to infuse the currency into the economy. Additionally, the Merchants’ guild’s subsidies will be made in currency, while the guild is required to only accept currency as payment for its membership dues. The guild is also encouraged to instruct its merchants to accept only currency as payment for their wares. Plans are made to introduce the currency into the Imperial cities next year, while additional mints are planned for construction in the Imperial cities of Beri, Zeila, Weri’kama Beri, and Massawa. The new currency is for now known as the “Ethiopian Rupee”, with the gold currency a full rupee, a silver currency a half-rupee, and the copper currency an tenth-rupee. based on the Hindustan Rupee. The road system in Ajuran continues to be built, while the trade of Ethiopian cotton to Mogadishu also steadily increases, fueling the Mogadishu textile trade with Egypt. The emergence of this textile industry creates many jobs and much opportunity, as cotton farmers sell their crops to merchants, who transport the cotton to Mogadishu and sells it to weavers, who then weave the cotton into textiles and sell them abroad or to the Empire. 
  • Duchy of Austria: In styria, as a heritage of habsburgs from their family issues the slovenian merchants who transported ships for their armed in the duchy of lepold III's control seen when in the HRE hears a civil war going on the lower baron profit of what's going in that topic that everyone is talking about the nobles insisted that Austria had a coup d'état economic crisis in all of Europe like Germany the Italian noble woman one of the wars that took place in Austria in the southern part development of transport insist to send German ships for the war crisis in the Holy Roman Empire led by leopold III the Duke of Austria the dime had to pay for the lord and the dukes for the law of the new war Lotharingia refuses Austria to refuse to be intervene the Germans built some one of the strongest weapons for the organization for the war that is going on the Italians mercenaries of the northen province of Italy insisted to participate on the war in HRE the authorities of Bologna decline to join as it could cause chaos in Italy's HRE part the senate gives a power of the Bolognese government madona's imperial city accuses Austria for the reasons for this event he participates in a new war campaign between the HRE's Italian side in the north and in lombardy imperial lombard insist participated in the defeat of leopold III for this cause in the commune the wife send Italian soldiers to his side for his throne's HRE the villager continues participate and calmed for continue's agriculture perspective and send herd animal for development royal the HRE who will make a war series of Year and the French insist to cross the duchy to the development of their economy's perspective.
  • Mali Empire: As soon as Simba returned to the court in Niani, the Mansa Mustafa gave him a place of great prestige and honor, giving him a signet ring purple robes. Mustafa had grown weary over the years ruling over the empire, and desired to retire all de-facto power over to his eldest son. Simba was given full control over the armies and institutions of the empire, and represented his father in the Gbara at this point as well. Immediately, he used this power to help complete the reforms to the military and infrastructure of the empire, heavily applying all the knowledge and training he had accumulated by his tour of Europe. The reduced military of 50,000 soldiers are carefully outfitted and trained in the manner of the French knights that Simba was accustomed with, or at least to the best of his abilities. He also donated many more books of classical art and engineering to the Library of Timbuktu, helping to advance their works of philosophy and architecture in line with the current works of Petrarch and Vitruvius. Simba's donation resulted in a new wave of development of the Sahelian Gothic style, especially certain column styles that are similar to that of the Brabantine Gothic. Simba also trained the military further on the proper use of cannons and gunpowder, but at this time the Gbara still felt that gunpowder was a useless venture compared to their traditional archers and javelins. According to legend, Mustafa took Simba up to the top of a great mountain that overlooked Niani, and said "see my son? everything that the light touches belongs to you". And Simba asked "then father, why does the sun not shine on the land of Kanem-Bornu?" To which Mustafa replied "the people of Kanem are a cursed and barbarous race, and that is why the sun doesn't shine on them". After this, Mustafa arranged for Simba to marry the princess Aresh of Segu. In the far south, Yahya led his last conquest of his long and illustrious reign, annexing the lower Guinea region as far as the border of Mali. We order that Ethiopia should not be making war against Egypt, with whom we have an ancient alliance. 4,000 troops are sent by caravan to help defend the Gift of the Nile, and we threaten to embargo trade with Ethiopia if they do not negotiate a peace
    • Ethiopia Dip: Ethiopia points out to Mali that Egyptian transgressions is the source of this war, and thus Egypt has forced Ethiopia's hand. Ethiopia wants nothing more than peace with Egypt. However, Egypt has refused all acceptable peace offers. Ethiopia encourages Mali to mediate a peace with Egypt that would allow Ethiopia to trade through Egypt once more.
  • Papal States: With the conclusion of the Ecumenical Council of York-Berwick, a commission of theologians start to help the moderate Lollards make the liturgy that will be used in the new sui iuris Church. Since John Wycliffe refuses to recant the teachings that were declared heretical, Pope Clement VI declares him heretical. However, rather than burning Wycliffe at the stake the pontiff writes to John of Gaunt proposing that Wycliffe be placed in home prison and to stay this way until his death. [MOD response needed, please]. The pope and the Roman delegation prepares to leave Berwick, but due to the conflicts happening in the Holy Roman Empire, the pope decides that the safest way to return to Rome is traveling Denmark-Poland-Hungary-Croatia-Italy. A ship is prepared to sail to Denmark and the pontiff asks for a meeting with the nobles during his stay there. [MOD response needed, please]. Meanwhile, in the Papal States, Cardinal-Secretary Pedro Martínez de Luna is upset with how his investigation ended. However, he will continue to watch Patriarch Tegaris closely.
    • Danish nobles agree to meet with the Pope.
  • Swiss Confederacy: The Central Council is outraged by Hispania attacking France in clear violation of the Treaty of Pamplona. While Heinrich II von Lenzburg, after being appointed an unofficial military strategist by his father the previous year, had been planning military manoeuvres against Burgundy, the Central Council decides Hispania is a more pressing threat and an envoy is sent to King Louis X of France, offering the use of 4,000 Swiss mercenaries in the conflict against Hispania. (France response) The other 4,000 Swiss mercenaries aiding Lotharingia against Burgundy and the rebels are maintained for the time being, however. The restoration of the title of Count of Lenzburg is celebrated by the Central Council and locals in the historical domain of the original County of Lenzburg in the southwestern Canton of Aargau. The newly crowned Count Ulrich VI visits the Medici government in Padania, urging them to support the French side in the new conflict as Hispania plainly violating the Treaty of Pamplona means their aggression knows no bounds, they can clearly not be trusted by any other European nation and they could even pose a threat to Padania. (Padania response) The joint military of the Confederacy moves to fortify the southwestern border of the nation in the Cantons of Fribourg, Bern and Sion, as this is the direction closest to Hispania. With the Confederacy now controlling the entire southern shore of Lake Constance and part of the northern shore in the Cantons of Thurgau, St. Gallen, Werdenberg and Montfort, boatbuilding and fishing in the lake increases, particularly in the town of Rorschach in the Canton of St. Gallen and the city of Bregenz in the Canton of Montfort. The Abbot of Saint Gall also visits the Prince-Bishopric of Constance, suggesting to the Prince-Bishop for his territory to join the Swiss Confederacy as the Canton of Constance for the benefits of increased trade, infrastructure and cooperation with the other bishops of the Confederacy; like the Cantons of Engelberg, Basel-Bishopric and Salem and the Abbot of Saint Gall himself, the Prince-Bishop would remain the domestic governor of his territory and represent it in the Central Council. (Papal response) Domestically, the government works on encouraging peasants to be soldiers or mercenaries in these trying times of conflict across Europe. The Bern Library continues their production of playing cards, now not only selling them to local nobles but also those of surrounding states, which piques the competitive interest of the Zürich Library and the guild of Zürich. Bishop of Basel Ludovico Mazzo returns to his diocese after the conclusion of the Ecumenical Council of York. Anna von Lenzburg and Amadeus VII, newly the Count of Savoy, have their first child, a daughter named Bonne (b. 1383); Ulrich VI, Count of Lenzburg visits them in Chambéry in Savoy to celebrate the birth.
    • Papal diplomacy: Pope Clement VI allows the participation of the Prince-Bishopric of Constance in the Confederacy.
    • France to Switzerland: France gratefully accepts the offer, and suggests that the Swiss mercenaries be sent to invade the central Burgundian domain. That way, a third front may be opened. They will be supported by 4,000 French troops on this campaign.
  • Kingdom of Portugal:Due to our continued neutrality in the Franco-Spanish wars, France cedes the neigboring village of Vaucluse (agreed by France and me through discord) Vaucluse is immediately merged with Gordes and all citizens gets Portuguese citizenship.Queen Consort triss travels to the city to meet with the new citizens while King peter-Fernando I travels to France to meet with the king.Even through we consider the Hispanians as a true friend, the Portuguese court decides to condemn the Spanish attack on France and talks about supporting France begins to grow.
  • That's gonna be a hot no! -Feud

I'll make them write it in his post then.

  • Kingdom of Lotharingia: "Were Di": The Lotharingian is victorious at the Battle of Liege, thus capturing the city and Bishop arnold II. Thus a trial about his guilt is started with two offences being acounted for, The Offense of high reason and Blasphemy. As his actions directly go against the Emperor who's the highest Secular autority in the Emperor who's blessed by the Great Pontifex Maximus. So the the Senatus Lotharii hears Arnold's case of why he's not guilty, the bishop representing himself. While the jury is the Prosecutor, The Bishop claims that he did not commit treason as per Heyst Constitution as allowed to overthrow the Leader of Lotharingia. The jury countering saying that it was only the case if the king disolved it himself, while infact it was the Lotharingia Senate who disolved it thus it did not meet its requirement. On the offense of Blasphemy, Arnold states that a Bishop is more important and knowledge able then the pope. Arnold adding "The Catholic church is a sham and does not do what a true Christian would do, Stand up for Opression and those who got their powers from God". As the accused is a Bishop the Lotharingian Senate make the verdict to test his Guilt by a task, The Senate stating "If thou does not drown while tied down in water, Thou are indeed unguilty and a man of God". Thus his trial is given on 30th of August, Arnold being put into the Zenne River - which is known as a big dirty river compared to many others, as they senate want to make it fair but awful. After an period of Six hours the local guard - with permission of Senatorial representative - pull him back on the land, the Body of Arnold being lifeless. Thus Arnold II of Horne is Guilty of High treason, death being his punishment. The Senatus Lotharri giving the Bishop a Christian Burial in the city he used to rule, thus his body lies in liegean grounds for once and for all. Another Man who gets denounced and gets an arrest order is Floris van Wevelinkhoven the Bishop of Utrecht. The Senate offering a seat in the Senate for the man who's able to kill him no matter orrigin or nationalty. As the Senate is running on Emergency degrees, as due to the bad conflict it cannot run on regular civilial law. Nor can it make a constitution inclusive of all Lotharingian lands and people when some of them are rebelling. The Senate promising a Constitution and elections, the Elections being promised at a maximum of 180 days after the end of the war and Constitution to bound the king to a maximum of 360 after the end of war. The Numbers of Senators being decreased after the election to make it more manageble. The senate and the Rex Lotharrii the Lubeck army togheter with the soldiers who were at the Aalsterse, prepare an attack. The soldiers at the Aalsterse now numbering 18,000 most of them being soldiers from the Empire who want to help the Emperor. The prepared attack being on one of the two last strongholds in South of the Bishop rebelion, the Capital City of Mons. The force attacking Numbering 9,000, They surround the City and blockade all trade for it. They scorch all the Crops and all in No-mans land and forbid travel from people from the Lotharingian zone to Mons, while allowing people to defect to the Senate. The army using Cannons and Trebuchets to break down the walls, while trying to convince the Local Population to open the walls and allow the king to enter the City in peace. While on all other fronts the Army keeps the Defense and strengthening the Blockade and the Defences, with bigger ditches and some castles and forts getting trebuchets. While In stavelot seeing the decline in power we offer Both the Order of Bari and the Local monastery to have some Karphatos Munks and soldiers more back to their land of Orrigin to help keep its population and might from Declining(Mod Response). This would make the Order get some funding for Both Karphatos and Stavelot, thus in general aiding the Organisation, for exchange the Lotharingian army and navy would get pasage and port rights.
    • The Order of Bari feels that their numbers are not in danger and they have a mission to perform in the Holy Lands, but if the Emperor insists they will return to Lotharingia.
  • Kingdom of Eiru: Construction work on ports with the building of new wharf and piers and their respective defences continues with small castles built overlooking all of the new port facilities. High King Eoghan's son Aodh becomes sick and since he has no children his death would make Fionnuala who is married to John of Beuafort the heir to the throne. Endemic cattle raiding and petty fighting continues. Most of the population continue as subsistence farmers. The peasant revolt failed in England meaning trade with them continues but trade is being disrupted by fighting in Europe. The navy remains modest but well organised and ready to expand in the event of war.
  • Tarascan-Toltec Empire: War continues with the K'iche.
  • Kingdom of Hungary and Dalmatia: The taxes are once again lowered for those peasants who use modern and effective farming techniques. The cultural center of Ragusa is still expanded, making a large effort in trading and production of textiles. Even with Wallachia being occupied after the Battle of Targoviste and the rebellious Polish prince Andrezaj being killed in battle, the Balkans still don’t come to rest. King Stephen VI is enraged by the Austrian efforts to take over Hungarian-ruled Tyrol. the Bavarian court is contacted and called to aid Hungary against the aggressive expansionism of the Austrian state (BAVARIA RESPONSE, PLEASE). With Austrian troops crossing the Tyrol border, 50,000 men begin to siege out Korneuburg, using heavy siege weapons and also burning arrows, to set the city aflame. After cementing a tight grip around the city with cut off supply lines, the malnutritioned and low morale army is met in summer of 1383, the heavy cavalry and the archery are penetrating the light cavalry, while the infantry tries to overwhelm the enemy foot soldiers with sheer numbers and tight pike formations. (ALGO NEEDED). The grain production in Wallachia is increased with modern farming techniques and more land being given to lesser nobles to have it worked, some forests are first burned down and then cultivated.
  • Tian China: The reign of the Guāngróng Emperor comes to an end this year with his defeat in the battle of Gongyi, a short distance from Luoyang. Although the battle initially goes well for the forces of Guāngróng, the arrival of the Japanese samurai in Miyukis service and the fighting strength of Xuanye’s cavalry allows them to be pushed back to a vulnerable position, where Xuanye springs a trap that soon ends the battle. Mongol horse archers in his service, waiting in prepared positions, rain arrows upon the unprepared forces of the Emperor, killing him, many of the nobles supporting him, and most of his major military commanders. The resulting rout of the suddenly commandless soldiers leads to the easy defeat of the remaining factions supporting the now dead emperor, allowing the forces of the rebels to easily take Luoyang and secure there hold over China. However, an issue soon arises between the forces serving Empress Miyuki and those serving Prince Xuanye. Although the initial plan had been for Xuanye tootake the throne, his disonerable actions in using barbarian horse archers throughout the war and his association with Outer Mongolia have tainted him in the eyes of many, and thus many of the nobles see him as an unsuitable candidate for the throne. The other sons of the former Zhiyeman Emperor also refuse to take the throne, fearing that it will result in a similar fate to that of their brother if they prove unpopular. China seems on the verge of a succession crisis, until a compromise solution is proposed. Miyuki, the foreign born empress and wife of the former emperor, is seen as neutral, but also largely unmariable due to her role in the death of her former husband. Thus, a proposal is made and eventully agreed upon where she takes the throne as Empress Regent, well adopting one of the sons of Xuanye as her heir, thus both ensuring the position of the prince and ensuring that no further rebellion happens from those who see him as dishonorable and unsuitable. Although technically empress regent, she will in effect rule as empress for around two more decades, making her only the second female empress in the history of China. The tian dynasty will continue due to her not having any living children and adopting Xuanye’s son as her heir, but she will be powerful in her own right for quite awhile, marking a turning point of Chinese history from this point.
  • The Spanish Crown: As the war rages on, Francisco II continues his pious and caring leadership for his people but nonetheless puts his foot down in regards to the passive yet large unrest in Andalusia where the Lords and Noble Guards including the Police in the region are used to stamp down any unjust and dissident behavior taking down leaders of the unnecessary unrest in the region and having them stand trial and convicted while others who refuse to desist are punished through various measures. The claims of rumors in regards to the conflict are disregarded as a result of lacking evidence and being nothing more than rumors. Trust in the crown remains high with the King leading the conflict within France Strongly. Orlando and Juan de Roses see Beziers as a crucial standing position remain with the Frenchmen at their doors but nonetheless with reinforcements brought from across the Empire, the gathered men in the region await French Action. Along the way though, the commanders of the relief force had organized a strategy of their own. officer Suarez and General Carlos de Granada organize a decisive strategy using several thousand men to focus on raiding missions and act as further distractions. Led by Officer Gabriel Suarez, him and his men go off to the countryside burning everything and killing everyone who comes across their way. Notable Geographical Features are avoided such as any dense forests, high grounds and rivers. Back at Beziers, the Spaniards protected with steady supply from sea to direct land of Montpellier and Rousillion coming in large quantities focus their efforts upon defense. Orlando refuses to charge first at the French continuing to provoke them through the means of the Longbow Archers using their flamed arrows and catapults and trebuchets with the flaming materials equipped to further disrupt their forces as their protective zones see damages from cannons as well to force their hand and act against the Spanish. From Beziers and captured defenses, the archers on the East and Western sides focus on their respective targets depending on enemy approach. The refueled forces of the Spanish Army of course would wait for the chaos from the charge in the front facing position with cavalry units protecting the sides including those of pikemen and use the high ground in order to stand and defend their positions without themselves becoming disorganized. If more than 40 percent of the French Army is moved to target Burgundy though, as an exposure of weakness of the French, The Spanish would mobilize for an assault on Carcassonne. A portion of the cavalrymen though would be divided and be used to deliver crushing assaults through the means of using the chaos inflicted to come from the sides flanking their positions and moving to have them pincer the attackers as a result. Grenades are also used as a means to create barriers, smoke, confusion, and damage on the French as well. Orlando hopes that the defending forces may hold as the French face the wrath of chaos brought about by God. Meanwhile, in the Atlantic, the Bay of Biscay and English Channel become areas of key targets for the Spanish Armada. Through a mixture by the means of piracy and Spanish Naval Superiority and Assault, ships are placed near the mouths of rivers and ports such as the Garonne, Loire and Siene Rivers to disrupt trade further as they happen to be key arteries for Trade while already patrolling the waters and destroying any French Vessels with waves of fire and raids. Coastal Villages across the area through a mixture of the Spanish Navy and Pirates suffer raids as the French Coastal Villages suffer constant assaults and are burned. As the troops hold at Beziers and dig in to beat out the French, we still hold onto God as prayers continue. "For the King, For Spain".
  • Poland-Lithuania: Following the success of the battle of the Bug River, Wladyslaw I makes the decision to push onward and try and make gains against the weakening horde.He orders the constyruction of a fort on the Bug river to protect the supply lines. He also reorganizes the forces relying on the Pancerny to continue Skirmishing Mongol Forces attacking their forraging parties. He also makes an effort to avoid raiding Christian settlements or farmsteads in an effort to curry favour with the locals. He decides to push south toward the Black Sea along the South Bug River and Dniester withthe intention of building forts along the region in an effort to secure the land claims of Poland. He also begins looking for possible allies to disband the threat posed by the Mongols and the Steppes once and for all. A secret envoy is sent to Moscuvy offering the now independent pirnce the chance to avoid being under the shadow of Novogrod by joining the campaign against the Golden Horde to gain lands at their expense to allow for Moscuvy growth (mod response). 
    • Duke Dimitry of the Don accepts the alliance
  • Kingdom of France: Maritime trade continues despite periodic interruptions. A number of privateer vessels are recruited from the English Channel area and sent to counter Spanish efforts to stifle trade in that region. After the loss of Béziers and Enguerran's subsequent failure to recapture it, the French armies go on the defensive, concentrating a large force at Toulouse and smaller armies along the mountain passes leading northward. Garrisons are placed at Carcassonne, Nîmes, Clermont and Bordeaux. The newly-constructed Bastille is heralded as a great achievement in fortification architecture. Louis X feels so secure in its presence that he chooses to live close to the Bastille. It is usually garrisoned by a captain, a knight, eight squires and ten crossbowmen. Under the direction of the spymaster Hamericus de Guignes, French agents infiltrate Hispania and sow dissent among the dissatisfied underclass, urging them to press their demands with force. The spies also collect a wealth of information about the Spanish economy, government, and military. With the offer of mercenary support from Switzerland, the 4,000 Swiss mercenaries are tasked with invading Burgundy proper, supported by 4,000 French troops.
  • Republic of Padania: The Padanian military attempts to continue to hold off the Rebels by trapping them in city blocks using the numbers advantage and encircling smaller groups and finishing them off before moving on. (Algo needed sorry for late post)
  • Majapahit Empire: (Retconning earlier situations. I misunderstood the context and background) Majapahit prepares to launch a campaign onto the island of Sumatra. The Majapahit Navy under Mpu Nala begins to make the necessary preparations by moving levy troops to the territory of Palembang as well as supplies. 5,000 troops of the Bhayangkara are shipped to the territory leaving 1,000 behind on Java to serve as security. Monks are still continually sent out under the patronage and protection of Majapahit attempting to convert any person they meet. The irrigation system has been completed with the laborers being reassigned to construct roads to improve the connectivity of towns and cities across Majapahit. A messenger system is developed along the road system to have points where messages are handed off to messengers who are fresh.

 1384

The brutal execution of Bishop Arnold II of Liege is considered a turning point in King Vincent's career, as the Lotharingian Civil war is close to ending. Within his own nation, the Dutch merchants and artisans consider him a hero and reformer, championing the senate over the tyranny of the nobles. In Germany, however, the Imperial Diet sees his inability to control his own kingdom and attacking his nobles as a sign of weakness, as opposed to his father Charles. An anti-imperial faction forms that is primarily led by Bohemia and Bavaria, with the goal of keeping the German monarch's power limited, and hopefully deter him from being crowned.

Catholic priest Geert Groote in the Bishopbric of Utrecht is inspired by the reforms in the Council of York, and pursues his own movement toward Catholic reformation. He founds the society known as the Brethren of the Common Life.

After the conclusion of the Council of York, John Wycliffe is imprisoned at his house for over a year until he eventually dies. A group of radical Lollards continues to support Wycliffe's writings after his death, and pursue to complete his translation of the Bible into Middle English. They also standardize Wycliffe's various ideas into a serious of twelves points or "conclusions", which had already been addressed in the Council of York.

The riots in Andalucia erupt into a major conflict, as 10,000 lower class militia are organized and attempt to seize the city of Cordoba.

Correspondance from Lithuania to Moscow is secretly intercepted by Prince Michael III of Novgorod. He does not hold this against Moscow, but he writes back to Poland that he insists the entirety of the Kievan Rus' should be fighting the Mongols together.

The Zahri sect of Shia Islam secretly prepares for a revolt in Alexandria, and asks Ethiopia for assistance.

In a final siege of Karakorum, the Northern Yuan Dynasty comes to an end as Outer Mongolia is mostly united by the Four Oirot Khanate. They send an offer of peace to the Tian Dynasty, along with a substantial amount of tribute.

An earthquake strikes Lesbos in the Byzantine Empire, killing its administration.

In China, the Empress is presented a case where a married couple was arrested for tearing up paper money which they were fighting over. According to the law, since paper money is considered a royal document then the punishment is 100 strokes by bamboo rod.

An intellectual debate occurs in Spain, whether they should continue using the traditional Spanish Era calendar (that measures time since the conquest of Iberia by Julius Caesar in 38 BC) or switch to the Anno Domini Calendar.

In Japan, the playwrite Kan'ami makes a play called Sotoba Kamachi, about a 99-year-old woman who is the reincarnation of a 9th century poetess. She is then posessed by the spirit of a suitor of the 9th century poetess who attempts to confess his love to her for 99 nights, then dies in agony.

John Fordun completes his chronicle of Scottish history.

  • The Iroquois Confederacy: We are glad the mohicans are now our ally. We start to hunt and move around about nation more, we start to sell furs and beads to other tribes, we make more worshiping places around out nations we start to have  more oral and cultural exchanges with each other, we start to trap animals for fur, we start to make a lot of weapons for the future, we build more longhouses around the nation, peace for now is declared in a state of security for the expansive territories of each Tribe. This also develops major cultural connections within the Five Tribes, we also pass down many stories, we expand moderately southwest and make peaceful contact with any tribes there, we expand swiftly south east, we have many births during this time, this is the region of Hiawatha.
  • Roman Empire: News of the earthquake in Lesbos travels quickly to Konstantinopolis. Basileus Andonikos IV travels personally to the island with a contingent of 100 men of the Tagmata. He is quick to aid in rebuilding efforts and re-establish the islands administration. The marriage between the Latin Empire and the Kingdom of Spain is seen as a disappointing if perhaps unavoidable outcome. With grain flowing from Wallachia and Hungary pursuing efforts to improve production there the empire’s economy is able to resume diversification. The Grand Arsenal of Konstantinopolis continues building the merchant fleet and with one year to go the fleet is still on schedule for completion in 1385. The establishment of a significant merchant fleet for the empire allows Roman merchants to compete directly with Venetians across the Eastern Mediterranean and Black Seas. Trade from Georgia, Trebizond, and the Danube Valley, is dominated by Roman merchants who then sell their wares across the Central and Western Mediterranean. The trade and economic strength fuel a resurgence of the cultural revival of the early 14th century. The western most neighborhood of the Golden Horn becomes home to a colony of Poets who compose modern poems in the style of ancient Homeric poetry. These modern poems revive interest in ancient poetry as well as create modern masterpieces. Domnicus Philoponus develops a magnum opus that tells the story of the Empire of Nicaea. The poem, 8,070 lines of dactylic hexameter, is distributed throughout the Empire and is read by nobility as well as performed for the peasantry by travelling bards. The resurgence also supports several notable scientists and mathematicians. Arab astronomy is embraced by many such scientists including the young Gemistus Pletho who devours the works of the ancient philosophers Plato and Pythagoras. He begins to dream of a Pythagorean Academy in Samos, but laments its domination by the Latin Empire. Basileus John V determines that his people need time to recover before continuing the Ana-katáktisi. The loss of so many lives in the Germinyanid Beylik was an unexpected setback and the Themes need time to recover. In the meantime he begins strengthening the Walls of Konstantinopolis. He enlists the siege expert Vassilios Athanas who served with distinction at Rhodes and again at Kotyaion to advise him in modifying the Theodosian Walls. Vassilios’ experience with cannons influences his advice to John V. He suggests that the walls be shortened and thickened to increase their resistance to cannon fire. To achieve this goal quickly and at limited expense he proposes to combine the inner and outer walls into a single fortification. The space between the two walls would be filled with packed soil and rubble, excavated from a widened moat. The inner wall would then be reduced in height and used to finish the battlement on top of the new wall (creating a very primitive form of a bastion fort wall). The Basileae take their time to consider this massive renovation. They are eventually persuaded to undertake the project as the current walls need repairs regardless and their personal experience with cannons has proven influential. Finally, Basileus John V sends an anvoy to Basil of Theodoro seeking his loyalty as a vassal of the Roman Empire. He and his descendents shall be gauranteed safety and peace should they agree to the proposal and open their ports to Roman merchants. (Mod Response)
    • Theodoro affirms their current vassalage to the Despsotate of Trebizond, as it had nominally been their protectorate since the Fourth Crusade
    • The envoys admit they were unaware of the situation and Basilues John chastises one of his political advisors for their failure to realize Theodoro's position. 
  • Duchy of Austria: Germans expansionist Dispute in current region, the army has created a new border between lower Austria and northen Italy's HRE The army has created a new border between lower Austria and the north of Italy to invader the enemy who attack us one of the limit expansionist affirm he share new limits of the province of the holy empire roman next to the German power of Europe and the Habsburg's royal issues since the war with this moment, the genes of Tyrol are drafted dues soldier government royal one of the efforts of the royal barons profit from building German ships for the war, and revolts from that moment for the crown The lombardy of this current era has a hostile relationship between them since this new war with Leopold III The Italians of Austria join the German side to stop the lombards at their influence for the war and the Hungarians which is attacked right now with Bavaria one of the German fire cannons was built by the Germans and suggested by Leopold III The war has caused the population to lose this century the Germans served, to take armor and shields to fight against the occupation of this Hungarian's army from Boulogne the Boulognese revolt against us in the cause that his wife did at reclaim's the throne of his husband development agriculture continues very quickly in the daily life of the dukes and his hour the Germans consist sending soldiers of 15,000 to fight the Hungarian occupation One of the specialist class is ready to face this attack in Austria for this battle for the war at the Habsburgs and the chaos of what is going on with it and the authority of Lepold III's Perspective well (ALGO NEEDED)
  • Mali Empire: Simba was greatly honored in the court of Niani, where he assumed de-facto power over most aspects of the government. He was married first to Aresh of Segu, the daughter of the imperial Caliph Yezu. Yezu worked closely with Simba as a kind of second father, helping to facilitate his European-inspired ideas in the government and institutions as much as possible, whichever proved to be feasible. Different corps of military were established within the light Malian army, using different degrees of hybridized armaments and tactics from different cultures. Some lanced cavalry were modeled after the French knights, while the javalin-bearing footsoldiers were more based on the tactics of Akan warriors. In a comprimise with the Gbara, two more cannons were added to the military bringint heir total number up to nine. Mali asks to purchase between 3-5 modern ships from our trading partners in Europe, along with hiring a half dozen engineers and shipwrights (Portugal and Spain RESPONSE), in order to continue growing and developing our navy. At one point, Simba was also accosted by a Sufi mystic named Rafiki. Rafiki said that Simba was destined to one day be Mansa, but he will first have to deal with difficult trials that require both his strength and wisdom to overcome, even at great sacrifice to his pride. This is the same tasks that was required of his ancestor Musa, which is the "Circle of life". Simba finds his rule mostly distrusted by the people of Kanem-Bornu, who instead consider him and the the House of Keita in general filled with contempt and ambition. The Sunni faith continues to flourish in the Chad Lake region in spite of ongoing attempts to convert them to Yuni. The regent Dawud uses this to his advantage to consolidate power in the region. Both Simba and Dawud intervene to mediate the dispute between Ethiopia and Egypt, since maintaining peace across the Sahara desert is crucial to maintaining our trade. Mali proposes the following compromise: Egypt will allow Ethiopia to trade by sea across the Red Sea again, respecting local tariffs and customs, while Egypt can maintain their own police is on overland trade with the Coptic States, although they cannot embargo trade altogether. (MOD and Ethiopia RESPONSE).
    • Mamluks response: This is outright refused. 
  • Papal States: After arriving in Denmark, Pope Clement VI meets with the Dannish nobles. During the meeting the pope make a speak about the importance of the peace. After receiving the news that some radical Lollards continue to preach the teachings that were declared heresy by the Council, the pope writes to John of Gaunt asking him to do something about these heretics. [MOD response needed, please]. To avoid that the moderate Lollards be persecuted, the pope proppose to them that their sui iuris Church adopt the name of Anglican Lollard Catholic Church and asks them where will be their main cathedral and who they choose as Patriarch. The theological comission in England proposes to them liturgical rite based in the Latin-rite, but using the Middle English as the language [MOD response needed, please], This year the Holy Father creates as cardinals Gerard d'Athies (Burgundy), Peter Phillarges (Venice), Piotr Wysz (Poland-Lithuania) and Agostino da Lanzano (Papal States). Meanwhile, in the Papal States, Cardinal-Secretary Pedro Martínez de Luna, with the orders of the pope, organize the commission that will be responsible for making "The Catechism". Schools to train catechist priests start to be build across the Papal States. In his last day in Denmark, Pope Clement VI celebrates a mass in the Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen. After the celebration, the pontiff and the Roman delegation travel in a ship to Poland and request a meeting with the king [Poland-Lithuania response needed, please].
  • Iceland: The Queen decides to hold a grand funeral in honor of John Wycliffe, Cardinal Ari requests to retire from the post of Cardinal to write the “Ari Extensions” which allow Priests to get married and have kids and make it illegal to preach exclusively in Latin along with the idea that any money received by the church will only buy communion and food for priest then rest will go to charity. Ari is holds a sermon in the Reykjavík hospital and personally reads a prayer with those who cannot move, 17 are reported fine after it. In an embarrassing admission Cardinal Ari admits to fathering a boy with a young Italian Woman 30 years ago, he had paid for him to be shipped to Iceland to study and now this young man named Ari has also joined the Clergy he wishes to get Papal absolution for his carnal sin (Papal Response needed).
    • Papal diplomacy: After hearing about this terrible transgression committed by Ari Arason, Pope Clement VI deprives him from his position of cardinal and forbid him from preaching and celebrating masses. The pontiff acuses him from having abused of his position to live in immorality. If Ari not obey, he will be excommunicated and if he go to the Papal States he will be executed. To find absolution of this sin, the pontiff says that Ari must live the rest of his life in penitence. Maybe God will forgive him.
    • Iceland: After hearing this Ari holds one last sermon proclaiming “No man can follow god fully, you follow god first, the church second. Priests are guiders to salvation not leaders of your life” after this Ari holds up to the mountains writing his stories and letters. Church attendance drops severely.
  • Poland-Lithuania: Upon hearing of the Papal envoy he returns from the front to meet the Pope personally. leaving his army under the command of the command of his younger brother Prince Svitrigaila and  Waldemar z Ostrogski a young Lithuanian noble from the families that initially settled In north eastern Poland during the Reign of Wenceslaus III following the agreement with Gediminas. Svitrigaila and Waldemar decide to force a confrontation with the Mongols at the Dnieper and Bug Estuary, they begin buillding some fortifications to prevent and for the archers to garrison while the Pancerny and auxiliary cavalry, and freeholder troops skirmish and attack the flanks. An envoy is sent to the byantine requesting naval support, and if possible military and supples promising to help the Byzantine gain control of Crimea, while byzantium helps them secure the Dnieper river offering them an alliance (byzantine response). An effort is made to recruit locals in the region to support the campaign against the Golden Horde.
    • Roman Empire: Significant logistical and naval support is offered and a fleet of 15 war galleys and 25 transports is dispatched. The ships carry 500 marines in addition to supplies for Polish forces. In exchange, John V expects Polish aid in seizing Crimea at some point in the near future.
  • Majapahit Empire: The Raja of Majapahit has ordered the garrison on Palembang to begin expanding Majapahit's territories on Sumatra. Mpu Nala has been placed in charge of the conquest of Sumatra and has started expansion by sailing ships down the Musi River to enforce Majapahit's will on a major river in Southern Sumatra. Majapahit troops are ordered to expand into nearby areas and subjugate any people encountered in the name of Majapahit (Mod Response, note: expansion into uncivilized territory on Sumatra). The preparation of Cirebon as the new capital for Majapahit continue under Prince Wikramawardhana who oversees the construction of a royal palace as well as fortifications. A few of the monks who had travelled to the rumored far away land return telling tales of the natives and the need to make contact and educate them in Buddhism and Hinduism. Eager to enlighten the people of that land with religion, the Raja has ordered more monks sent out to convert natives across the region to Buddhism/Hinduism. The guild has presented a report to the Raja informing him of the successful conversion of some Muslim merchants to the guild as the Perdagangan tax starts to take away many of the few remaining profits they make. The Agama tax has resulted in the capitulation of nobles and commoners formerly steadfast loyalties to Islam with them converting back to Hinduism/Buddhism.
  • Kingdom of Eiru: Heir to the throne Aodh Ui Neill dies this year leaving his sister ad only sibling Fionnuala the heir to the throne unless their father Eoghan has more children. A lot of the Gaelic nobles are concerned by this and the King hoping he may have another son makes no effort to allay their fears. Construction and improvement of defences on ports at the coast continues. Lollard teachings are not popular in Eiru which remains committed to the pope as it is.
  • Swiss Confederacy: After discussions with King Louis X of France, the 4,000 Swiss mercenaries are joined by 4,000 French troops. In the Canton of Bern, they are joined by 3,000 soldiers from the regular joint military of the Swiss Confederacy who had been working on fortifying this area, forming a force of 11,000 troops. As suggested by the French King, this Swiss-French force attacks the core territory of Burgundy in order to relieve pressure on the French and Lotharingian forces being attacked by Burgundy. Following a plan Heinrich II von Lenzburg had thought of two years ago but then put aside when Spain attacked France, the 11,000-strong joint force moves from Bern through the territory of the Swiss ally the County of Neuchâtel and then attacks the Burgundian border town Pontarlier, located just southwest of the County of Neuchâtel; the Swiss and French troops besiege the city using siege equipment built when the Swiss joint military was fortifying its western border the past few years. (Algo needed) The 4,000 Swiss mercenaries aiding Lotharingia are also maintained, but as the Central Council perceives the conflict there to be close to completion they do not expect those mercenaries will have to remain in Lotharingia much longer. The soldiers of the joint military of Confederacy who remain in the Confederacy proper focus on fortifying the northwestern border of the nation (nearest to Burgundy) by building walls and moats around the cities of Fribourg and Bern. The Central Council announces their support for Hungary's invasion of Austria as Austria had violated the Treaty of Augsburg by attacking Hungary's vassal Tyrol, though the Swiss are unable to supply any troops to this conflict at the moment due to the ongoing deployments in France and Lotharingia. The Central Council does send envoys to Bavaria and Poland-Lithuania, urging them to supply troops to Hungary against Austria as they were part of the coalition against Austria in the Bohemian War and also signatories of the Treaty of Augsburg that Austria violated. (Bavaria response) (Poland-Lithuania response) Domestically, the government works on funding and improving boatbuilding on Lake Constance in order to boost trade with other nations and between Swiss cantons on the lake and improve the economy with regards to the funding required to support the nation's mercenary deployments. The new Canton of Constance becomes the Confederacy's 25th canton and receives a seat on the Central Council in Schwyz, expanding its size to 28 members. William V, King of Arles and Bonne of Berry have their first child, a son named William VI (b. 1384). Ulrich VI, Count of Lenzburg visits them in Arles but then withdraws to Lenzburg Castle as he has fallen ill.
    • Polish Dip: Wladyslaw I politely declines the invitation stating his ongoing war with the Mongols, but urges the Swiss to seek the assistance of the Bohemians.
  • Kingdom of Portugal: King Peter-Fernando I blatantly refuses the Malis request for any sort of naval help citing technological reasons. Moreover, the king continues expanding the navy and training it for different types of naval battles. The king's aunt passes away this year and is buried in the royal maousuleum. In Lisboa, the royal library of Lisboa is inaugurated and is funded by the king himself, this is done to ease the access of information to people.
  • Sweden-Norway: King Olaf briefly meets Pope Clement VI in Copenhagen during his stay in Denmark. Several power-hungry nobles force Margaret to lower the King's age of majority from 20 to 15. At first, they are rebuffed, but after gaining Olaf's trust (this, in addition to his eagerness to rule), Margaret is forced to comply, meaning that her regency will officially end next year, and King Olaf will be able to rule of his own accord. However, the nobles' intentions are not noble, as they seek to take advantage of the naive King. Birger Gregersson, who died last year just after returning from the Council of York, is buried on the Island of Arno, in the Malaren Lake.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: Empire of Ethiopia: With the Ethiopian military securing Aydhab, the army takes time to resupply and rest. The Emperor hears from his scouts that the Mamelukes have begun amassing a large force to the north of the city. News also arrives from the Emperor’s spies, informing him that a group of Shia Muslims in Alexandria are hoping to rebel and seek Ethiopia’s aid. Hearing of this news, the Emperor arranges for a large number of swords and armor to be sent to the rebels through the spy network. Additionally, hearing of the Mamluke army gathering to the north, the Emperor decides to do the unexpected. Rather than attack the Mamluke positions, the Emperor offloads as many supplies from the supply fleet as possible and strikes west, aiming to plunder the wealthy lower Nile region. The Imperial Army, marching with supply wagons and disassembled siege engines, marches on Aswan, aiming to capture it before the Mamelukes can march to stop them. Because the majority of Mamluke forces are in the north, Aswan should be significantly, if not totally, undefended [ALGO/MOD RESPONSE].
  • Tian China: With the overthrow of the false emperor now complete, and the empress-regent having now secured power, Miyuki begins looking to reastert Chinese dominance in China's new Eastern Protectrates. A large army is sent to reinforce order in the region, which slaughters all the remaining Timorid bandits in the region. The commanders of the few remaining men in the region have their heads cut off, before being sent to the Court of Timor, along with a warning, if he dares to strike at China even one more time, than the Celestial Empire will destroy him for his impudence. Recompence is also demanded for his attack on Kashgar, the capital of a Chinese protectrate, and it is stated that if it does not arrive within five years than his armies will be destroyed and his cities will burn. Meanwhile, the attempt to make peace by the Four Oriats is accepted in light of their destruction of the last remnants of the disgusting barbarian Yuan in Eastern Asia, and their tribute is accepted. We also offer to ensure they are able to carve territories out of the Timorid controlled White Horde if they assist us in fighting them when they inevitably refuse our ultimatum, with them ultimetly expected to do the bulk of the fighting in the steppes they would be more familiar with and closer to but with a large amount of Chinese help to ensure there success. (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED) Meanwhile, reconstruction begins in those few areas damaged by the war, and settlement programs officially begin in the newly acquired Chinese territories that are closer to Han majority areas, with the network of Pre-existing Ethnic Han established by the idiotic actions of the Maixu "emperor" earlier on being eagerly taken advantage of to provide structure for the settlements, and several cities begin to grow around pre-existing Chinese communities within these regions. However, in Inner Mongolia and more easy to control parts of Manchuria it is still accepted that direct control is basicly impossible at this time, and instead Miyuki begins cultivating the loyalty of tribal leaders within the territories willing to cooperate with Chinese authorites. This is an especially prominent strategy within Outer Mongolia, where Xuanye's previously cultivated friendships and contacts among the tribal leaders of the area in fighting against Yuan Raids and the soldiers they offer as a result (which were used in the civil war) are put to use in a campaign to subdue those who continue to resist China's at least nominal suzeriity, with the use of warriors well used to the environment and excelently skilled and used to fighting in the steppes of the region proving extremley useful in fighting against these forces, who had previously been able to strike slower moving Chinese forces in raids and hit and run attacks and get away before anyone could respond, and defeat much larger forces sent against them. In addition to this, trade with Korea massivly picks up due to Miyuki's personal friendship with No U, and trade with Japan and our other further afield tributaries begins to be renewed, as it had temporarily stopped due to the civil war.
    • The Four Oirots agree to this alliance.
  • Tarascan-Toltec Empire: In this year, the war has ended. The K'iche kingdom falls under the weight of fighting a foreign and unknown invader, as the cost of its own loss being the end of their sovereign reign. Under the guise of religious beliefs and morbid curiousity, the Tarascan Empire had reached its pinnacle, not only in population and territory, but also proving that the dreams of a simple man can be idealized with hard work and time. Although the Mayapan League remains the last state under hegemony of the Tarascan, Cazonci Xitlálnolli see's no fashion in invading them, as the trade route extending from the peninsula to the far northwestern mountains has turned graciously profitable and delightful. As the sun sets on the K'eri ka Āltepēnānyōtl, the moon rises in colors of red as the consequences of their expansion are argued between the true Gods that exist in the pantheon. The gods Xarátanga, Jurhiata, Pehuame, and Curicaveri argue over which punishment should be given to their own peoples for their submission to Auicamine. Cuerauáperi appears before them, presenting the pantheon with a painting of the Iuihua, and after acceptance, the Purepechan pantheon go about the end of the Tarascan-Toltec Empire and the beginning of the Xaroyacan Empire under the chosen one, Iuihua.
  • Kingdom of Lotharingia: "Were Di": The glorious Royale Lotharingische Armee has been unable to get into the city of Mons. Which was caused by a small error in strategy, although the army is able to keep their positions surrounding the city. The army taking 1,500 men in losses fighting the Hainaut army, these losses being replenished by new pro-senate troops. While the Padanian army of Liege, moving from liege to the Mons siege. Thus increasing her numbers to 16,000 soldiers on the Mons front, and repeating the same attack. With some major differences, Mostly :having more Cannons and trubuchets, Being more prepared issuing better equipment and once more offering mercy on all who surrender to the King and Senate. The Imperial Lotharingian army desiring that all rebels either accept the Senate, Flee or Die. The senate, king and army, not caring what the enemy does so long as they do not apose the King and emperor any longer in his own lands. While this is happening King Feinsan visits the Old Brabantine Capital City of Brussels, helping the lower classes by laying form bricks down for all people to see. Feinsan wanting to Show that even with his Young age he can do increadable deeds, As he is very fit and strong even for his age. This Fysical strength coming from his training as knight in his childhood helped him drasticly. In Laag Gelderen, the 500 troops who were for a long time afraid to take action finaly invade the Land. Conquering it without any problem as most soldiers had perished or Defected, Thus Laag Gelderen flies the Lion Yellow red Yellow proudly. In many Merchant towns mobs being formed trying to attack Local nobles who tried to use this period to tax them more and put harsher restrictions. The Soldiers of Laag Gelderen Continueing their momentum, Thus attacking the city of Arnhem. The ciy being attacking with only a small army force of 1,000 but many more pro senate and Mercantalism forces. The city being quickly over run as the region had been in a lot of chaos for over a decade due to its inabillity to find a good Count. The Senate after making Arnhem the administrative capital of the County of Guelders, As the troops and civilians have to now once more learn to accept Law. The law of the Senatus Regus Lotharii, which is trying allready to find the perfect balance. 
  • The Spanish Crown: with the French on the defensive, the Spanish Army remains to do as its done before. Now with Beziers and the French Mediteranean Coast under Spanish Occupation, some bands of Cavalry would while avoiding geographic features, assault villages and vulnerable communities to those who don't comply to the Crown. Burnings to other areas occur as the men move across the countryside. With the revolts in Andalusia though, 7,500 men are sent back to Spain Proper with some going by ship to Murcia and Valencia or travelling by coast to deal with the onset of rebellion charging the rebels with acts of treason and an enemy to people, god, and crown. They are fired upon and surrounded with those willing to surrender being given lighter charges but all the same, there won't be chaos within the Empire and Kingdom. Militiamen, Noble Gaurds, and Police join in a united force with the soldiers to break down the rebellion and capture the leaders as well beyond the force of 7,500. The Remaining bulk of Spanish Troops in castles and various defenses gather with archers while others continue their active duties. Assaults along the coast continue while the blockade intensifies further with the order of burning of any and all French ships located while the Sienne, Loire, and Garonne Rivers remain to have their mouths blockaded in order to disrupt trading hubs. While the armada under Prince Marco does their bidding, burnings of coastal areas and ports with the help of Piracy allow for the impacts of disruption to impact places such as Bordeaux and as far as Paris through the means of blockade and assault by water. Orlando leads the Spanish Army using captured supply routes, infrastructure, and various resources brought in by sea and land to supply the army as they push forward once more separating three bodies of the army heading for Carcassonne. Hitting from the sides of Carcassonne's flat to slightly hilly terrain, the town would be surrounded and hit from all sides provoking French action by firing first with cannons, a rain of flaming arrows and catapults used by the side positions while the front facing position comprised of some cavalry and infantry would wait for French counterassault and charge before the main cavalry would swoop in from the sides following the wave of fire in order to knock out the troops and take the territory. The request made by the Latin Empire is agreed upon.
  • Latin Empire of Romania: The royal marriage between Emperor Richard de la Roche daughter, Princess Margaret and Hispainia Prince Marco is complete and the Emperor is very pleased of the result and is happy that the Alliance we have with Hispainia is strengthen. The earthquake in Lesbos has been felt in the county of Caria but did not cause any damage. In the Duchy of Athens we start building a new shipyard to make more ships to expand trade in the Mediterranean and to trade better with nations like Venice or Hispainia. our Marshal Andrzej Oligerd begins the construction of a training facility in Aydin but is expensive so he has to raise taxes in the County of Caria. by now the recruitment of new troops has gone slow but steady with troops numbers at 23,500 but Oligerd is not worried about the 1392 deadline of 30,000 troops believing that he can make it work. In the Duchy of the Archipelago Duke Franseco I Crispo has a daughter with his wife that they name Petronilla Crispo. He also invests money into the Naxos and Neorion Shipyards to expand them. In the Despotate of Epirus Thomas Prejiubovic is murdered by his wife Maria Palaiologina in a coup and she becomes Basilissa of Epirus. In the Kingdom of Albania Lord Balsa II Baslic threatens to take the city of Durrazo from Karl Thopia if he doee not hand it over,Karl Thopia simply does not care and laughs at the Lord. Lord Baslic plans on making a militia to take the city over by force. Emperor Richard de la Roche plans on building a wall on the border of Serbia to protect the Latin Empire but needs more money. In the Principality of Achaea Price Charles III orders the construction of a road from Sparti to Patras wanting to link Sparti to the coast and he expects it will take over a year. Grain output was okay this year but a small famine occurs in Naxos killing 56 people.

1385

The English nobility and some clergy strongly opposes the suggestion by the Pope, on the grounds that Lollardy is a loud minority in England and should not be favored over the strong Roman Catholics. John of Gaunt does his best to balence pacifying these nobles while also suppressing the radical Lollards that still remain. In general, Lollardy grows fastest in Iceland where many disciples of John Wycliffe travel after his death.

Upon the death of the King of Ireland, John of Gaunt dispatches his daughter-in-law Fionnuala as Queen of Ireland, the wife of John Beaufort the Earl of Somerset. A force of 14,000 troops are assembled in Wales, in case there is any disputed succession. He seeks to maintain peaceful relations with Scotland, offering his daughter Philippa of Lancaster in marriage. 

The anti-Imperial faction of the Holy Roman Empire grows stronger as Brandenburg also supports the position of Bohemia and Bavaria.

The Zahri Shia sect revolts in Lower Egypt, attempting a coup against the Burji Sultan at his citadel in Cairo.

Timor laughs at the prospect of Tian giving such demands to him, and boasts to his court his dream of recreating the empire of Genghis Khan one day. Nontheless he does not raid Kashgar anymore.

In Mesoamerica, the Mixtec confederation organizes their own military and forbid paying tribute or slaves to the Toltec Empire.

A mild strain of influenza appears across the Middle East. It is widespread and contagious, but only deadly to the elderly or debilitated.

  • The Iroquois Confederacy: We start to hunt and move around about nation more, we start to sell furs and beads to other tribes, we make more worshiping places around out nations we start to have  more oral and cultural exchanges with each other, we start to trap animals for fur, we start to make a lot of weapons for the future, we build more longhouses around the nation, peace for now is declared in a state of security for the expansive territories of each Tribe. This also develops major cultural connections within the Five Tribes, we also pass down many stories, we expand moderately southwest and make peaceful contact with any tribes there, we expand swiftly south east, we have many births during this time, this is the region of Hiawatha.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: The news of the Zahri revolt in Cairo reaches the Emperor and is celebrated. The Emperor sends another shipment of arms and armor to the Zahri in Cairo through his spy network. The Ethiopian navy, now with a secure port in Aydhab, continues to routinely raid and pillage Mamluke coastal settlements completely unopposed, causing huge economic upheaval and unrest. Supplies gathered in these raids is brought to Aydhab to supply the army. The Emperor realizes that with the outbreak of rebellion in Cairo, the Mamluke army will be forced to either march north to put down the revolt (thus abandoning southern Egypt) or will have to stay here to oppose the Ethiopians and let the revolt run wild. The Emperor sends word to his allies in Alodia and Makuria, informing them of the revolt in Cairo and the Ethiopian capture of Aydhab. He encourages them to seize this moment of Mamluk weakness and begin launche widescale raids of the rich lands in the upper Nile to plunder their wealth for themselves and cause further economic disarray to the Mamlukes in the hopes of convincing them to make peace. [MOD RESPONSE] With the Sultan stuck either letting the rebels capture Cairo or allowing the Ethiopians to march unopposed into Egypt, Ethiopia again attempts to make peace, only asking that Egypt allow Ethiopian merchants full rights to trade in Egypt by both land and sea [MOD RESPONSE NEEDED].
    • Egypt will restore Ethiopian trade by sea under normal tariffs, and trade overland with the same rights as the other Coptic states 
  • Duchy of Austria: What a good victory against the battle of last year about anti-imperialist right now one of the days later a child of leopold III was born for some years then since that it grows it for the throne the anti-imperialist begins to revolt in what state of the empire of their population As hostility of Bohemia's Kingdom perspective the army Bohemians is starting to enter in upper Austria for the throne's position conflict and such invasion while The German dukes begin to build fortresses with closed ports for the combat's is been since 50 year to current this one the majority of the people begin to grow in the German duchy the Bohemians throne begins to make a new conflict between their own state in majority population of the German side of Austria the Swabians send German supporters for their next fight against Bohemia's invasion of it with the rival of it the German people continue to burger their agriculture and water resource for the good paid by the church and maintain water levels on their side for the shoreline of agriculture for the herds economy also paid by the seigneury the revolt on the other side continues to ravage for the anti-imperialists and the side of the throne Bohemian the Austrians begin to make an army march against the soldiers of Bohemia with the dynasty of Habsburgs and the great crisis of HRE's territorial perspective we send up an army side of 20,000 size to be safe to not be killed with our army and letting the crown Bohemia to attempts with peace and only stop the anti-imperialist hostility of it that the Germans could right to be in peace with Bohemia and the main current situation with it [MOD RESPONSE/ALGO NEEDED]
  • Majapahit Empire: Expansion conitinues on Sumatra along the coast up until the Samudera Pasai Sultanate brinign that region under Majapahit's direct control. Efforts are made to reach out to the Samudera Pasai Sultanate to request that it submits itself as a vassal to Majapahit with threats of war if it does not comply (Mod Response). The necessary preparations to turn Cirebon into the Seat of the Raja have been completed permitting the resource investments to be turned to other projects from Majapahit's expansion to improving the domestic situation. The Raja funds infrastructure projects from roads to further irrigation on Java proper to improve the heart of his Empire. The monks are still sponsored by Majaphit and have been increasingly focused on the Empire's territory on Sumatra where they attempt to convert those under Majaphit rule to convert if they have not to Buddhism and Hinduism. The Merchant's guild grows increasingly larger as it extends its influence to Sumatra intertwined with Majapahit's expansion giving the guild access to far more resources to trade. In an effort to make Sumatra far more governable, the Raja has ordered that the land be divvied up to best ensure that the territories administrators control are manageable. The Agama tax and Perdagangan taxes are extended across Sumatra as well with the tax being applied equally to all to convert more locals. The production of hand cannons, cetbangs, and rentakas contnue across Majaphit's foundries with the merchant's guild taking most of the rentakas in order to arm their ships with cetbangs remainingexclusively in the hands of the government. Hand cannon training is made mandatory to all members of the Bhayangkara and Pamburusirah although issiuing them to units is only done in small scale due to the inefficiencies of the weapon. Hayam Wuruk has decided to travel his Kingdom on Java and inspect it for himself as well as develop closer ties with his people rather than being an aloof ruler to the people of Majapahit. The Majaphit Navy's focus has been icnreasingly focused on the Molucca islands in an effort to control the spices flowing from them across the Nusantara.
    • Pasai submits as a vassal.
  • Roman Empire: The completion of the imperial merchant fleet finishes a hugely beneficial project. While before the fleet was constructed trade in the empire was dominated by Venetian and Padanian merchants it is now controlled by Roman merchants sailing on leased imperial ships. The expansion of this mercantile activity has since liberated the empire from the Venetian yoke, but also allowed for the development of a substantial Pontic trading network between the Empires of Trebizond, Rome, and Georgia, as well as Hungary and Dobruja. Konstantinopolis, long a center of trade, thrums with activity as the beating heart of this network and its access point to the rest of the Mediterranean. In the Golden Horn poets, scholars, philosophers, and travelers from across the known world mix and mingle. Mathematics flourishes under the influence of eastern mathematical ideas and concepts with particular emphasis on geometry and astronomy. The work of Shams Al-Din Al-Khalji is first introduced to the empire in August of this year, and his tables are translated into Greek. The great rebuilding of the Theodosian Walls employs the time and efforts of several of the more prominent mathematicians, architects, and engineers of the city. Several hundred laborers are dedicated to the project, disassembling the top portion of the inner wall and moving rubble and dirt into the space between the two walls. The moat is deepened and dug closer to the foundations of the outer walls. Large cranes are used to speed the work, but it will take considerable time to complete the construction.
  • Papal States: Pope Clement VI and the Roman delegation arrives in Poland. There the pontiff meets with king Waldyslaw. After receiving the news about the position of the English nobility and clergy, the pontiff sends aletter telling that he isn't giving preference to the Lollards, he is only trying to end conflicts by separating the Lollards that accepted to remain faithful to the Holy See from the radical heretics [MOD response needed, please]. Meanwhile, in the Papal States, the commission continues to organize the "Catechism" and it will be finished soon. The construction of the schools to train catechist priests ends. The pope celebrates a mass in the Cathedral of Krakow and visits the tomb of Saint Wenceslau III. He also give his blessings to the soldiers that are fighting the Mongols in the East. Then the pope and the Roman delegation travel to Hungary. Clement VI requests a meeting with the king of Hungary [Hungary response needed, please].
  • Abbasid Caliphate: Baghdad has remained the scholarly capital of the Islamic world for centuries, as such, many Muslims from around the world visit it in their pursuit of knowledge. During the early Abbasid Caliphate, troops known as the Maghariba (referring to those of the Maghrib) were a part of the regular army. The regiment was a mix of slaves and freemen, and they served as infantry. Unlike his predecessors, Al-Wathiq II will issue these soldiers equal pay like the rest of his army. However, due to not controlling any territories in North Africa, it is expected that this division in the army will be much less than its predecessor. The Maghariba will be granted allotments in Baghdad, near the palace of Khalīfat Rasūl Allāh, Al-Wathiq II, they are to be trained under a Maghrebi commander who will discipline them and bring them up to the standards of the usual Maghrebi soldiers. Similarly to the Maghariba, a Turkish regiment will also be created. It will be known as the Turkiyya, and it is to be in a similar design to the Maghariba unit in that people of the same region or ethnic group are recruited to command these soldiers, they are given the freedom to use whatever methods they wish to train their men, and they will be granted allotments in Baghdad, near the palace of Khalīfat Rasūl Allāh, Al-Wathiq II. Following the examples of the Maghariba and Turkiyya, the Persian regiments known as the Faraghina, Ushrusaniyya, Ishtakhaniyya and Shakiriyya are to be remade, with a similar model to the previous two in that their commanders are people of the same region/ethnic group and that they be granted allotments near the palace of Al-Wathiq II. Previously certain ethnic group(s) overpowered others when it came to military might or political power, to prevent this, the wise Al-Wathiq II, Khalīfat Rasūl Allāh, establishes a law limiting the size of these new ethnic/regional armies, to be at most, ⅓ the size of the Arabs in the army combined. Meaning that the total amount of Maghrebis, Persians and Turks may not exceed 10,000 in combination. However, due to the superiority of the Turks compared to other ethnic groups, arrangements will be made to ensure that enough space for at least 5,000 Turks will be made to guarantee that they are at least half of these new regional/ethnic armies. These ethnic armies will consist of Mamlukes of their respective ethnic/regional groups (depends on the ethnic/regional group but it’s to be based on whether the former was built around Mamlukes or not). Similarly to their predecessors, these soldiers are to be segregated from the local population, with the Persian regiments being grouped together. Such strict rulings for these newly recreated groups is to prevent another disaster like the past Anarchy at Samarra. Al-Wathiq II, Khalīfat Rasūl Allāh, will limit the size of the army enough so that the treasury is maintained in a state in which money can be accumulated and invested into worthwhile things. Unlike the previous Abbasid leaders, Al-Wathiq II will keep a strict eye on his coffers and make sure he is able to properly fund his army so that his soldiers don’t revolt against him, if it appears that the coffers are running low, appropriate adjustments will take place to limit the decrease or increase the size of the treasury once again. [MOD RESPONSE NEEDED FOR THE NUMBER OF SOLDIERS WE ARE ABLE TO CONSCRIPT IMMEDIATELY)
  • Swiss Confederacy: Ulrich VI, Count of Lenzburg (1314-1385) dies in Lenzburg Castle of the disease he contracted the previous year. Several thousand peasants travel to Lenzburg to mourn him as he is venerated within the nation as "Ulrich the Diplomat" for his great diplomatic accomplishments, including the restoration of the title of Count of Lenzburg, the Treaty of Augsburg that weakened the nation's historical enemies the Habsburgs and the arranging of various political marriages that led to alliances for the Swiss Confederacy. His son Heinrich II (b. 1344) succeeds him as Count of Lenzburg and Patriarch of the Restored House of Lenzburg on the Central Council. Following the repulsion of the French-Swiss army from Pontarlier, the army remains near the city but Heinrich II is unsure of whether continuing to siege the city is worthwhile or another plan of action is preferable, and he visits King Louis X of France to discuss this with him. (France response) In the Central Council, there are arguments about whether it is better to continue the offensive against Burgundy alongside France or to move the Swiss troops involved to aid Hungary against Austria; the discussion grinds to a stalemate pending the actions of King Louis X of France. In the meantime, Heinrich II the new Count of Lenzburg sends an envoy to King Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia, urging Bohemia to aid Hungary against Austria as Wenceslaus IV's forces were part of the coalition against Austria in the Bohemian War and also signatories of the Treaty of Augsburg that Austria violated, and additionally Austria seems to be moving to attack Bohemia. (Mod response) As the conflict in Lotharingia seems to be close to concluding and the King is in a commanding position, half of the Swiss mercenaries there are withdrawn back to the Confederacy, leaving 2,000 Swiss mercenaries in Lotharingia. The soldiers of the joint military of the Swiss Confederacy that remain in Switzerland and the newly returned mercenaries who were in Lotharingia continue to focus on fortifying the western border by building walls and moats around the western cities of Bern and Sion and also building siege equipment. Domestically, the government works on improving roads in the northeastern Cantons of Montfort, Thurgau and Constance to allow greater trade and faster transport of goods. Bishop of Constance Heinrich von Brandis died soon after his bishopric joined the Confederacy in 1383, leaving a sede vacante; after discussion between the Swiss bishops and the other members of the Central Council, Abbot of Saint Gall Kuno von Stoffeln is moved/promoted in 1385 to being Bishop of Constance instead, partially because like von Brandis he is a member of the Benedictines; another Benedictine priest replaces him as Abbot of Saint Gall. Anna von Lenzburg and Amadeus VII of Savoy have a second child, a son named Godfrey (b. 1385) in honour of Anna's father Gottfried von Lenzburg. Wanting to compete with the Bern Library and the Aragonese-style playing cards they are selling to local nobles, the guild of Zürich and the Zürich Library scholars start printing their own cards, sets with each card featuring an ornate image of the coats of arms of one of the cantons of the Swiss Confederacy; these sets contain 24 cards as out of spite the guild of Zürich order the Library to exclude the coat of arms of the Canton of Bern.
  • French Diplomacy: The Swiss mercenaries should be moved to a defensive position near Clermont.
  • Kingdom of Scotland: After the ensuing chaos in Ireland, King Robert II Bruce votes himself for Ameraudur of the Celts [Iceland which is my vassal also votes for us], gets elected as Ameraudur of the Celtic Confederacy and requests from the Pope to crown him as such. [Papal Player Response] IF ENGLAND INVADES IRELAND AND ONLY THEN: King Robert II Gathers an army of 8,000 men strong in South Berwick, made out of infrantry, longbow men and heavy knight cavalry and provokes the Kingdom of England into action by sending small raiding parties which are constituted by a mix of infantry, longbow men and cavalry, all over the undefended English frontier to raid it, butchering any man, woman or child found there, commoners and nobles alike, sparing no one, nor taking any hostages for ransom. These raiding parties are instructed to be very carefull and not actually engaging in combat with any English forces, avoiding that altogether, except if they have really superior numbers and they believe the Englishmen would be easy preys, else they are instructed to retreat behind South Berwick's solid walls. The heads of the nobles are stacked and send to John of Gaunt by King Robert II along with an offensive letter claiming his lineage is one of pig farmers and he would never humiliate himself by marrying the descentant of a pig farmer such as Phillipa of Lancaster into his most noble house and that he is mockingly invited to came and settle our differences by steel any times he wishes in South Berwick, accusing him of complete indifference to the squeals of his dying subjects. [Mod Response]
  • Kingdom of Eiru: With the death of Eoghan, Parliament is convened rapidly to have a debate about what to do on the issue of succession. Various options are debated including passing the throne to the dead King Eoghan's cousin, the disbandment of the Kingdom of Eiru in favour of a return to individual Irish Kings being the sole authority or giving the throne to Fionnuala regardless of her husband. With 14,000 English troops and John of Beaufort pressing the claim to the throne by right of his wife's inheritance Parliament decides that Fionnuala should be given the throne as a compromise but that she must be given the throne her husband receive no titles and is not to make any royal decrees in her name. Jure Uxoris is explicitly not recognised under Irish Brehon law. (Mod response) Due to her being a woman Parliament expects to make the bulk of decisions as a nation. This carries largely in the east of Ireland where they are aware compromises have to be made and they remain the most Norman in origin. Parliament votes to reject any English force deploying to Ireland and that preparations should be made for the defence of Ireland. The navy moves to Galway while various feudal lords mobilise soldiers alongside townspeople to garrison fortifications of the coastal towns of Dublin, Wexford, Waterford, Coleraine, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Derry with 300 troops each and an extra 200 troops at Dublin. Supplies of food and weapons are mustered inside the fortifications. The various feudal lords could call up another 2,000 to use as guerrillas with the ultimate goal of harassing English foraging parties and stopping them from living on the land. Parliament agrees that in the event of war there would be no single battle commander but all individual Irish Kings should take action to deny the English use of the Irish land. In the event of a siege on a town the goal is to again raid the English rear area and avoid battle. Parliament also agrees with support from the west of Ireland that collaboration with a foreign power is a cause for forfeiture of lands.
    • John Beaufort accepts the compromise, as long as he can live in Dublin with the Queen personally.
  • Kingdom of Lotharingia: "Were Di": The Second battle of Mons is a great victory, Combined with the fall of Arnhem the Rebelion ends. Most members having deserted, asked for mercy or have fled to lands outside the empire, thus the only army who remains is the Burgundine army. The fate of the Bishopry of Liege, Verdun and Utrecht being unsure, mobs of pro-senate peasants and merchants having asembled themself. These mobs wanting to get rid of the nobles and Bishops who have supressed them for long and even taxed them more heavly during the rebelion to gain revenue. The senate allowing these mobs to what they desire for the moment, as they Loyal to the Senate and King. The Senate needing troops to fight the County of Burgundy and Flanders, as they had invaded the Kingdom and Empire trying to overthrow the senate. The Royale Lotharingische armee, moving into hainaut and going up to the Hainaut-Burgundy border. Alltough this is only a small border, the Senate wants to ensure that flanders will be put down fast. Thus all of the 16,000 soldiers are moved to the Aalst-Hainaut border of Burgundy while the 2,000 soldiers who were in Gelderen and Utrecht are send to Zeelandic flanders. These two forces preparing for a Final Last push on the city of Ghent, as it is belived taking this city would allow for peace. Peace the King, The senate and the Emperor all desire, as the wars have been draging on for allmost a whole decade. So the army begins to repair all logisitics, Thus roads, Shops, farms and irrigation systems are repaired. The irrigation needing heavy repaired as the army had to damage a lot of it along the Schelde as to prevent the Burgundian army from reaching the City of Aalst fast. Thus stone is dug up wood is chopped, this all for repairs. This being helped by the massive size of the Lotharingian army 24,000 on the Aalster border, this including a lot of foreign soldiers. Thus they decide to do a pincer movement, the small army of 2,000 men coming from the north and the Padano-Lubeck army of 22,000 coming from the south. The army of the south making a move by going slightly north west before going back to the eastern part of the City. After surrounding the city the army begins to siege the city, this with the help of: Cannons, trebuchets, archers and some crates of Blackpowder. These crates being used to get explosions and movement of earth with the walls, in the hope that parts of the walls will fall and crumble. Troops ordered to give food to all who defect to the Lotharingia cause, the Senate promising prosperity for those who do. While attacking the city with cannons and Trebuchets without actualy having man attack the walls directly. The plan being to make them surrender through hunger, thus the waiting begins.
  • Tian China: Empress Miyuki continues to rule, strictly enforcing Chinese rule in the Western Protectorate of Kashgar and beginning a project to rebuild the devastated city into a great western fortress and centerpiece of defense in the western provinces, beginning its transformation into a fortress city with the stationing of a permanent Chinese garrison in the area, to enforce Chinese rule and protect the area from further Timorid raids. This also sees the beginnings of great infrastructure projects in the northern provinces, on the frontiers of the more civilized parts of Manchuria, which begin to see an influx of a few thousand government subsidized settlers on the very edges this year as a result of encouragement efforts on the part of the government.
  • Poland-Lithuania: Wladyslaw I arrives at Gdansk to welcome Pope Clement VI to his domains. He decides to personally escort the Pope south taking him first to Warasaw to bless eldest son and heir along with his newly born child Prince Grezgorz. Upon reaching Krakow they attend a great mass held by the Pope himself at the Wawel Cathedral built by Wenceslaus II and Saint Wenceslaus as well as visiting the maesulaeum of St. Wenceslaus. After which the Pope is escorted to the Hungarian border through Ruthenia where severla of the churches of the Order of Divine Mercy are visited. Upon completing the task of escorting his holiness to the Hungarian Border Wladyslaw turns his attention to the the still ongoing campaign against the Samotigians who managed to build some new fortifications and develop a slightly more cohesive military force while Wladyslaw had been campaigning against the Mongols, and growing escalation of violence in the HRE and its spill over in Bohemia in direct violation of the peace following the Bohemian war of succession. Wladyslaw I promises to pay his men in land and loot in the recently aquired territories for a few more years of service, disbanding 15,000 of his men while retaining the service of 15,000 men split into two armies one under the command of Prince Svitrigalia numbering 10,000 troops to assist Bohemia against the Austrian invasion, while the other 5,000 men are led by the newly titled Count Waldemar z Ostrogski to begin the suppression of the Samotigian confederation. The Bohemian expedition assails the Austrian flank as they attempt to besiege Prague also wreck havoc on the Austrian supply lines slautering all caravans that attempt to bring goods to the Austrian forces effectively blockading the Austrian supply lines (add to algo for the Bohemian side). In the Samotigian confederacy the contigent of forces lead by Waldemar carry out a scorched eartyh campaign in retalition for the continued resistance by the Samotigians. entire villages are wiped out with the inhabitants being taking as captives while the new forts created by the confederacy are seiged. Plans for the redistribution and development of the newly aquired territories begin starting with the continued construction of two new forts one at the Bug Estuary overlooking the the Dnieper-Bug estuary, and another one half way between Ruthenia and the Black Sea to maintain some control over the new frontiers. 
  • The Spanish Crown: With the mostly successful suppression of the rebellion in Andalusia, the remainder of the rebels are harassed and crushed with the regional Municipal Councils holding trials and deciding the fate of how to handle the now reduced instability and avoid it long term. Meanwhile, with Prince Orlando being out-bested but dealing many casualties to the French Army, begins to cook up a new strategy to counter the French. Seeing the large amount of Spanish Troop Presence within Mediteranean France, Prince Orlando decides that it may be better to cause a distraction and more chaos for his enemies within France by going for a territory far from the bulk of her enemies men at Carcassonne and ordering the torching of areas in which choose to remain unaligned with the Spanish by the form of raids using flamed arrows sparing those who aligned themselves with the Spanish in Limoux. Meanwhile, Juan de Roses leads a group of a few thousand men toward the outskirts of Toulouse bringing with them hundreds of sparrows and pigeons with only one mission, destruction. The men by the instructions of Orlando relayed to Juan de Roses was to tie clothes of sulphur around the birds. From here, the clothes would be set aflame and released across the region surrounding and within the city of Toulouse. This as an act of chaos would be more than enough of a damaging impact made to not devastate but impact the enemies present nearby with more economic downspin and overall damage to supply. At Carcassonne with the city surrounded and camps of most of the Spanish Army. analyzing the territory, scouts would discover an interesting fact of topography of the area. The hilltop could be overcome as a challenge as from the north side was leveled which would lead to a bulk of the siege weapons consisting of cannons, trebuchets, and catapults being positioned on the southern side while the main bulk of men would be set up on the north side as the flanking position would be aided from that point as potential supplies to the town are disrupted as a safety measure. The Archers would not let up their fire at the men pushing them to come at the Spanish Forces before the left and right infantry groups would swoop in zig zag formation as the Frenchmen would eventually charge to come close and widen to add more troops in the gaps to then be squeezed in between the Spanish and be decimated more effectively as to leave the French at best case scenario in a route with Cavalry aiding on the West and East Facing Sides to chase down Frenchmen and the Southside having Archers divided into two groups which would fire arrows at the enemy while on the northside, the same is arranged to a similar degree. A diplomat is sent to England in request for the means of aid in the French Conflict if they are in position to do so [Mod Response]. Meanwhile, at sea, Marco continues to leave devastating hits through the Armada and by the means of piracy across the English Channel and Bay of Biscay with key river areas and ports trade activity being blocked for the purpose of leaving further detriment for the French with ships continuing to be burned and villages and ports being scorched by pirates or portions of the armada directly. With the conflict continuing and now seeming to favor the French less following the loss of the French Mediteranean Coast and further assaults, Spanish Spies and Intelligence including diplomats in secret offer dukes and noble families an opportunity to align with the Spanish and turn against the Capet Crown while with instability, lowering income, economic instability and chaos and likely food shortages growing, peasants and merchants alike are funded to revolt against the French [Mod Request].
  • Latin Empire of Romania: Emperor Richard de La Roche begins raising the taxes in the Duchy of Athens to get more money to fund his wall on the Serbian border. Our Marshal Andrzej Oligerd confirms the troops numbers are at 25,000 which is on scheduled of the 1392 deadline of 30,000 troops. In the Kingdom of Albania Lord Balsa II Balsic tries to take the city of Durrazo from Karl Thopia but fails and Is exiled to Sazan island and left to die. In the Despotate of Eripus Basillia Maria gets married to Esau de' Buondelmonti but during this wedding Esau becomes Despot of Eripus. in the Principality of Achaea The road from Sparti to Patras is complete linking Sparti to the coast.

1386

The influenza spreads from the Middle East to Southern Europe due to the trade routes affecting most of the regions bordering the Mediterranean. It remains isolated to the weak and elderly populations.

Portuguese Trade guilds begin turning on each other in extremely cutthroat politics in an attempt to gain monopolies on various high profit trades comming through their region. This noticeably comes to a head when an entire gold shipment from Africa in sunk in one of the operations straining the budget for the next few years.

The end of the Mamluk-Ethiopian war has had some serious effects on both countries. The Mamluks have been shown that maintaining a strong southern presence is needed and begin focusing on development of some southern towns, and the Ethiopian people needing to make up for shortfalls from the lack of trade, have begun to diversify into other trade goods such as textiles, some expanded gold production, and salt which as of this year have started to cleanly make up for some of the previous shortfalls due to the trade disruption. 

The drop in temperatures near Greenland effectively causes the beginnings of agricultural collapse as food cannot be grown in the region in any meaningful amounts as the growing season has shortened. This by extention caused emigration to Iceland or back to Europe proper as it becomes clear maintaining a life on the landmass is becomming ever more untenable. 

Heidelberg university is founded in Germany in the Palatinate region.

The growing interest in golden era Tang, Heian, and Silla art, architecture, and texts has prompted a stampede by the scholars of the Chinese, Korean, and Japanese nations to copy, reprint, or reproduce many elements of these cultures. This cross cultural pollination also seems to work toward fostering greater relations between the three as many scholars explore the deep and ancient connections between their societies much more thoroughly. This seems to only be the beginning.

  • The Iroquois Confederacy: We start to hunt and move around about nation more, we start to sell furs and beads to other tribes, we make more worshiping places around out nations we start to have more oral and cultural exchanges with each other, we start to trap animals for fur, we start to make a lot of weapons for the future, we build more longhouses around the nation, peace for now is declared in a state of security for the expansive territories of each Tribe. This also develops major cultural connections within the Five Tribes, we also pass down many stories, we expand moderately southwest and make peaceful contact with any tribes there, we expand swiftly south east, we have many births during this time, this is the region of Hiawatha.
  • Roman Empire: With the empire fully at peace and taking advantage of its new trade position prosperity becomes the new norm. Farmers and workers now produce a huge variety of export crops and materials. Finished silk becomes a sizable source of revenue, as does exports of spices, perfumes, incense, medicines, soap, gemstones, and other exotic goods. Trade from the silk road is directed south from Theodosia to Konstantinopolis and beyond. Rural populations experience a slight increase in the standards of living, and many farmers are able to adopt more modern scythes and other farming equipment. In the capital, the cultural revival continues. Newly enriched merchants carve out estates in the suburban areas just inside the walls of the city. They commission great works of art to embellish and decorate their homes, largely in the form of classical sculpture. Other less wealthy merchants commission paintings and frescoes to decorate their smaller abodes, supporting a growing artistic community. The spending of these vast fortunes, as well as the charitable work done by several notable merchants does a great deal to improve the historically negative image of the merchant class. Although most rural inhabitants are staunchly against merchants and bankers urban areas begin to increasingly view merchants as beneficial and providing a key public good. Naturally, these same merchants begin creating trouble for the ancient power structures in the empire. A coalition of wealthy silk traders led by Filippos Anastakis bring a petition to Basileae John V and Andronikos IV demanding new rights within the empire, reduced state involvement, and greater access to the Basileae themselves. Rather than accept the limited demands of the single merchant guild, John V and his son determine to establish a forum in which the various merchant guilds can present positions, debate, and be judged by the emperor in a more formal and permanent setting. Filippos Anastakis is invited to return with his supporters at the first of these ‘Syndikáto Empóron’ which are to be held twice a year. In due time, Filippos’ and several similar petitions are presented at the first of the Syndikáto Empóron. Accordingly, John and Andronikos decree that merchants will be allowed greater freedoms within the empire, but fines and punishments for the breaking of laws are increased. For example, tampering with or falsifying government weights is made punishable by the seizure of goods and imprisonment. The creation of this new member in imperial rule comes as a direct result of Andronikos’ interest in the Platonic and Aristotelian ideal of balanced colegio. Thus, he influences his father considerably in organizing society along functional class lines: the church, the administration, the peasantry, merchants, and the military. The function of the Basileus is to balance the interests of these classes against the interests of the empire as a collective. However, it seems the year of near daily debates on the value of such organization leave Basileus John V exhausted, and he takes ill with a minor flu late in the year. He is back on his feet after a few weeks, but the influenza takes a toll on his health. The backdrop for this year of political turmoil and economic growth is that of both persistent effort to rebuild the Theodosian Walls and a minor influenza which seems to sweep the old and infirm from the land at a surprising pace given its mild symptoms in general.
  • Abbasid Caliphate: The Abbasid Caliph has isolated many Muslim countries due to the Taymiyyah sect, whose views were not popular at the time, to show that he is different from the former Caliph Al-Mustakfi II (ATL) who went on a religious persecution across the Caliphate, he calls for Barquq to follow his example of denouncing the Taymiyyah sect [MOD RESPONSE FOR MAMLUKES], reparations are sent to all the dhimmis who were betrayed by Al-Wathiq II’s predecessor, and all of the governors who belong to the sect are replaced with Muslims whose beliefs align with the Caliph himself. The Caliph, while angered at the sultans who cut ties with the Abbasids, aims to reestablish ties with them as he sends messengers carrying a specific letter for each, with adequate supplies as well as a few companions (guards) so that he does not grow lonely. However, to immediately extinguish any threat from Taymiyyah and weaken it, Khalīfat Rasūl Allāh mobilizes his forces and marches to the Taymiyyad quarters within Baghdad, seizing and reprimanding them, the ones guilty of murder are to be beheaded and buried immediately, while the innocent ones are exiled from Baghdad, however, to prevent any messengers from delivering this act of justice to the Syrian or even Mosuli Taymiyyah’s, a separate contingent set aside from the mobilized forces, consisting of 10,000 Arabs, 200 Magharibas, 400 Turks, 50 Faraghinas, 70 Ushrusaniyyas, and 20 Ishtakhaniyyas, under the command of General Khalid ibn Abdullah, are dispatched to eliminate the presence of the Taymiyyah in Mosul and Syria, with Al-Wathiq II promising reinforcements after their elimination from Baghdad, which occurs easily due to them not expecting such a response from the new Caliph. 5,000 more Arabs are sent under the command of Muhammad Iqbal ibn Mohsin, to follow the route that was set for Khalid ibn Abdullah, and to eliminate the presence of the Taymiyyads. Following this coup of the ruling sect, Al-Wathiq II orders messengers sent to all provinces of the Caliphate, to inform the people of the coup against the Taymiyyads, the religious scholars and minorities of the Abbasid Caliphate are delighted to hear this news, as are the majority of the Muslims within the empire. The court of the Abbasid Caliphate, once filled with Taymiyyad extremists, is now diverse with scholars with varying (but acceptable, meaning not heretical) beliefs within Islam. Furthermore, the messenger to the Mamluke Sultanate reads the following letter: "The Taymiyyad sect has been disposed of in Baghdad under Khalīfat Rasūl Allāh’s orders, following your predeccessor’s attempt to eliminate the evil and tyrannical sect, I would like to reward the Mamluke sultans with the title, Guardians of Egypt. It is requested that you come visit Baghdad personally to receive the title. However, I also wish to relieve the Mamluke sultans of their burdens to the south, and as such, requests guardianship of the two holy cities, Mecca and Medina, and of the Hejaz. [MOD RESPONSE FOR MAMLUKES]. Of course you have the privilege of being able to decline assistance, furthermore, I wish to establish close links between the Mamluke sultans of Egypt and the Abbasid Caliphs of Baghdad, as such I ask that you allow me to marry a female relative of yours [MOD RESPONSE FOR MAMLUKES], all of the Mamlukes will be invited to the wedding, which will take place in Baghdad. Our aim with the Mamluke Sultanate is to reestablish the powerful alliance we once had, and to unite the Islamic world under the title of Khalīfat Rasūl Allāh, there is a need for a uniting figure for all of the Muslims, let that be Khalīfat Rasūl Allāh, others will follow your example, recognize me as Caliph and we shall bring the Islamic world to greater heights, together." Upon reaching the Sultanate of Hindustan, the messenger reads the following letter: [PLAYER RESPONSE FROM SULTANATE OF HINDUSTAN: DEV]} Rejoice! For the Taymiyyad sect has been cleansed from the Caliphate. I, Al-Wathiq II, apologize for the actions of my predecessor, and wish no ill blood between the Abbasid Caliphate and Sultanate of Hindustan, but I do wish that the Sultan of Hind recognize me as Khalīfat Rasūl Allāh, and that the Abbasid Caliphate and Sultanate of Hindustan can create an alliance, particularly against the threat of Timur, who seems to have made a name for himself around the region. Unfortunately, perhaps due to the nature of his conquests, it is possibly unsafe to send messengers via land routes, sea routes are much quicker anyway, so I suggest that we keep that in mind when aiming to contact one another, furthermore, we wish for Indian trade to be pouring into the Abbasid Caliphate once again, so that we may accumulate our wealth and become a force to be reckoned with, as you may have known, we are currently surrounded by enemies, from the Georgians to the north and the Timurids to the east, and we have to rely on the Sultan of Hindustan to respond to Timurid expansion, so we ask that you keep him in check and belittle him whenever you can, and when the time comes that they abut the Abbasid Caliphate, you may come to our aid when we request for your assistance." And to the Mali Empire, the messenger hands him the letter, without reading it: [PLAYER RESPONSE FROM MALI EMPIRE: NATHAN]" Heretic of the west, the Emperor of Mali, follower of Abu Yunus, the false scholar, who claimed that the House of Islam has gone downhill from the days of the Abbasid Empire, have you no mind of the Umayyads before us? Your ignorance of your claimed faith has been disturbing to hear of, you claim to be a Muslim, yet your religion does not follow anything about Islam, you disregard the five basic pillars of Islam, you claim that travel to Hajj is a burden to the faithful, but it is a blessing, and only imposed on those who can afford it an travel to it with ease, which may have been difficult a few years back. And yet you also neglect your zakat, giving to the poor, despite having more than enough wealth. I ask that you renounce your heretical faith and return to the truth, lest you wish that the Mali Empire suffers upon us reaching your north. The great hypocrisy from my fellow Muslim rulers, who called the Abbasids out for their heretical sect, yet not the Mali Empire for theirs, if you do not join us, fear us.' Furthermore, the Abbasid Caliphate sends a messenger to the nation to our east, informing them that, in the case that the Timurids invade, the Abbasid Caliphate will declare war on the Timurids in exchange for them recognizing him as Khalīfat Rasūl Allāh, if they fail to do so, they will be left to the devices of Timur. [MOD RESPONSE FOR THE PERSIAN NATION]. Laws established pertaining to the to the Taymiyyah ideology are abolished, dhimmi status returns to people of other religions. Upon reaching Mosul, Khalid ibn Abdullah takes his soldiers to the quarters of the Taymiyyads, and has them arrested and beheaded, some slight skirmishes occur, however, due to the nature of their surprise, casualties on the Caliphate’s side are quite low, Muhammad Iqbal ibn Mohsin, regroups with Khalid, who had dispatched half of his men to Syria before retaking Mosul, Khalid and Muhammad Iqbal are to resume their route toward Syria, where they are to stamp out Taymiyyad influence once and for all, however, they would not come to notice until much later, that there was a survivor, knowing the routes from Mosul to Syria, this survivor took the quickest and was able to alert the Syrian Taymiyyads before the Abbasid army approached, which soon met in battle. However, the Abbasid army largely outnumbered the Syrian Taymiyyads, and was easily able to defeat them, while taking a moderate number of casualties, apparently some Taymiyyads had been garrisoning cities throughout Syria, however, due to their persecution, these gates were opened by the Muslims inside, where, at night, certain men would take out the nearby guards and open the gates of the city, welcoming the Abbasid soldiers. The Taymiyyad Revolt is obliterated as people of the sect in other regions of the Caliphate flee to regions where the Taymiyyad sect has not yet been banned.
    • Barquq offers his daughter Mariam in marriage. He permits the Caliph to appoint Sharifs to guard the two Holy Mosques, but does not cede the Hejaz territory at this time.
    • Mali Dip: Mansa Mustafa ibn Ayyob ibn Musa, Emperor of Mali and Bornu, the Great Lion of Africa, King of Mali, Waalo, Gao and Kanem, greetings: We likewise do denounce the Taymiyyah sect, and wish to restore a peaceful mutual understanding with the ruler of Baghdad, with great respect for the Imams of the Middle East. However, we do not give up our faith of the Prophet Abu Yunus (PBUH), which is an ancient tradition of our people.
    • The ruler of Persia is Jafari Shia, and cannot recognize the Caliph. They respond back that if the Abbasids don't ally with them when Timur invades, then they will be attacked next.
    • The Abbasid graciously accepts Mariam's hand in marriage (marriage will be scheduled for next year), and begins preparations of a force to guard the two Holy Cities (will write more about in next turn).
    • Abbasid response to Mali: Addressed to the heretic of Mali, Waalo, Gao, and Kanem. You claim your belief in your so-called prophet Abu Yunus is an ancient tradition yet is stands barely a few decades old. The heretics of Mali mock our religion by claiming that they are still a part of it, and I should remind them, that jihad may be declared on non Muslims, and that their beliefs are heretical and un-Islamic, the Abbasid Caliphate demands that Mali return to the light from the treacherous path in which it has strayed.
    • The Abbasid Caliph responds back to the ruler of Persia, stating that most of his population is Sunni and that he will not save Persia from the Timurids as long as the ruler does not recognize him as Caliph. The Abbasid Caliphate is protected by the Mamluke Sultanate and the surrounding Muslim nations, and it's own forces are not to be dismissed, while the Persian sultan has no allies that can save him. If the Abbasid Caliph wished, he could save Persia, but as long as their ruler fails to recognize him as Caliph, he will allow Persia to be left to the devices of the Timurid Conquerors.
    • Rasulids Dip: We send an envoy to both the Abbasid and Mamluk leaders, reminding them that we control half of Mecca.
  • Majapahit Empire: To finish the subjugation of Sumatra, the Majapahit Empire approaches the Pagaruyang Kingdom occupying the remaining territory on the west coast of the island demanding it submits itself as a vassal or face the might of Majapahit's armies (Mod Response). With the acquisition of the Pasai Sultanate as a vassal, concerns are raised back on Java of the Muslim population present with multiple factions in the royal court presenting different options on how to resolve the issue. Ultimately after much planning and debating it has been decided that it would be in their best interest to convert the Sultanate overtime. A messenger is dispatched to the Sultan informing him of the court's plans not to force conversion, however, he would not impede or stop any monks of the Buddhist or Hindu faith from entering the Sultanate to convert locals. Recognizing the need to integrate the merchants from Pasai into the regional trading network, an exception is made for them to trade without the Perdagangan tax so long as they can provide proof of residence in the Pasai Sultanate from slips issued by officials to merchants from Pasai, agree not to preach their faith, and do trade in Javanese. Hayam Wuruk returns to the capital in ailing health after his travels across Java with his son, Wikramawardhana, starting to govern and rule in his stead permitted by Hayam Wuruk. Wikramawardhana orders the navy to start expanding and consolidating the Molucca Islands under Majapahit control onto the Lease, Sula, and Obi Islands. Expansion is also done on to the islands off the eastern coast of Sumatra. Missions by Buddhist and Hindu monks continue sponsored by the Majapahit government. Construction of infrastructure and irrigation has been ordered on the Majapahit portions of the island to allow for swifter communications across the whole islands as well as land suitable for farming to feed Majaphit's people.
    • They do not submit.
  • Papal States: Pope Clement VI and the Roman delegation arrives in Hungary. There the pontiff meets with the Hugarian king and the nobles. Clement VI also baptizes prince Frigyes in St. Stephen's Basilica. Seeing the wars in Europe, the pope offering to mediate peace between España and France, if they are interested [España and France response needed, please]. Meanwhile, in the Papal States, the "Catechism" is finally finished and start to be translated to different languages used in the Catholic nations of Europe. The first catechist priests start to be trained to how to use the new book to teach the faithful about the Catholic faith. With his visit in Hungary coming to an end, the pope and his entourage travel to Croatia where they take a ship to return to Italy. However, the pontiff plans a visit to San Marino and send a letter announcing his visit to the Captain Regent. [MOD response needed, please].
    • San Marino welcomes the Papal visit
  • Kingdom of Hungary and Dalmatia: The taxes are lowered for those peasants who use modern and effective farming techniques. The cultural center of Ragusa is still expanded, making a large effort in trading and production of textiles. King Stephen VI welcomes the Pope in Budapest, despite declining in health. Throughout the city, large celebrations are held in order to welcome the pope, and large masses not only from the city but from the countryside come to visit Budapest. His son Stephen VII, meanwhile, (after a small absence to be present when the Pope arrives) leads the army toward Vienna, the army keeps destroying the fortifications of Korneuburg during the missing of their general and leader. Prince Stephen travels back immediately after all formalities are done while picking up some 5,000 reinforcements who bring supplies for over a year on the way. The Austrian and Hungarian Forces meet near Perchtoldsdorf, with Hungary fielding 40,000 men, the heavy cavalry present at the flanks, pike formations in the center and light infantry in between. Archers and light cavalerists are used as support troops, where they ambush the troops after some time in the battle, when the soldiers are already exhausted. (ALGO NEEDED). SECRET King Stephen VI, meanwhile, makes moves to blockade the Mongol-held ports in Crimea, and an invasion is carefully planned. SECRET END.
  • Empire of Japan: The state visit to Japan is touted as a success as Yoshishege returns from the visit with his sister impressed and praising her ability to go from a shrewd court lady in Japan to the effective ruler of China. A Japanese Empress regent of China has also given serious boons to trade with China as a series of new highly lucrative trade agreements are struck with Chinese merchants in the coastal cities allowing for the purchasing of warehouses and other facilities to establish a more permanent trade presence in China. The preists in Kyoto approach His Imperial Highness Yoshishege with a request, the expansion of temples and Shinto beliefs into Hokkaido and the other northern frontiers. This is considered lightly and then approved as bringing the Ainu and Evnikhs in line with Japans primary belief system is seen as a noble and needed project. The first rural temples outside of Sapporo, Karafuto, and Hakodate are built with intent to bring many of the Ainu and Evnikh peoples into the fold religiously. The national census is conducted this year and the population stands at 8.9 million with the projected numbers being off but having not accounted for the revolt occuring and skewing the growth in Kyushu. This is pleasing to the emperor as he touts the success of policies of previous emperors and the growing development of Japan as primary reasons for the growth. The settlement on Sakhalin continues specifically development in the north as the northern port of Ekhavi is developed into a trade post and supply post for explorers into the great northern sea. The Imperial capital of Kyoto now being overrun with people as it grows is forced to address this by expanding toward Lake Biwa specifically with the Katsumoto Quarter (Yamashina ward OTL) which is absorbed properly into the city and expanded to accomodate the population overflow. In order to more effectively hold cities in the Capital region following up with clear issues from the Kyushu Rebellion, the Cities of Osaka, and Nagoya see the foundations of castles to be build in a section of each city to house serious imperial garrisons and also become a place of shelter if a revolt of invading force breaks out. Both are expected to take about ten years to build. The Trade economy of Japan finally reaches its prior force as the island of Kyushu sees its final rebuilding and Imperial occupational control is ended with only light garrisons around the island. The Kensei order is noted to be a serious force on the island now as the order has grown to nearly 6,000 in total membership. This, however, begins to worry the nobility specifically the lower nobility who see these ronin acting and living outside of Japan current system for its Ronin as unacceptable regardless of the benefits they provide. It is almost an affront to their social class to not have control over their pretty much direct underlings. However, with the emperor's favor and their growing numbers, they take no action as of yet. On the new border with the Oirots a series of watchtowers and outposts are established to prevent any serious overland invasion from going unnoticed. The Town of Amuraji continues to develop as its own fortress is finally completed on the nearby hill. With direct access to the Amur river, and a commanding view of the territory around them, the Fortress is a testament to growing imperial control in the area. The development of small settlements along the Japanese side of the Amur river continues and with the rich fishing and lumber development of the region this becomes a serious area of consideration for the "Manchukuo" frontier region. Aimoi also becomes the clear commanding city in the region containing nearly 12,000 people most of them Japanese. Its port facilities have also become the primary vector of trade and supply going to and from the area back to the home islands. The island of Okinawa after years and years of development under the autonomous Okinawans finally claims development and chief governing position over the entire island chain. The port is noted to be a major stopping point for trade and supply going to the southern seas as well as to China and Taiwan. Explorers and traders land on the north shore of the Luzon Islands and evaluate a spot to develop a small outpost specifically to speak with and trade with natives in the area. This is also to act as a Japanese-catered supply outpost to send ships east and explore and find more islands. The restoration of heian period architecture, culture, and art sparks a massive push to emulate and reproduce the cultural effects. As more texts flow in of prior emperors more serious control over Japan and their golden period as a result of the Fujiwara and Heian period emperors. It effectively begins a serious cultural boom in Japan.
  • Kingdom of Lotharingia: "Were Di": Seeing the loss of trust of the emperor, Promises to fully respect the rights of the Electors and all member states. The Emperor allready being bussy to make a new Imperial Bull that would give the Electors even more protection, Making attacking an ellector a causus belli for members in the empire to attack the attacker. With this idea the emperor wants to ensure the independence of the Electors and even give more power to the Imperial Diet in aachen. The emperor also planning on going to Rome for the first time in his life as to be crowned by the pope thus giving the emperor more religious authority. In Ghent the army keeps the siege on the city 22,000 force trying to fully starve the city into surrender, as the King and emperor desires peace between Burgundy and Lotharingia. Thus king Feinsan and the Senatus Regus Lotharii requests peace talks with Philip II of Burgundy (Burgundy response). The king proposing that most of the borders should be the same with only minor border adjustments, while Burgundy accepts the Lotharingian senate and Lotharingia accept Philips II rule over Burgundy. This is done as the King and Senate belives that only now with peace, the new movement can fully engrain itself into the roots of Lotharingia itself. The war making it so that all effort has to be put into paying soldiers, ensuring dicipline, repairing of war damage, helping war widows. This keeping the senate so busy it does not have much time for starting the organisation of elections and the writing of a constitution. The senate allowing pro senate forces to occupy and punish Traitors to the senatorial movement, The senate reforming these mods into the Senatorial town guards. These guards being used as personal defence and reserves to the Police force of the Königliche Garde Johanns des Siegreiche. The King and senate wanting to reform the policing duties of the Königliche Garde Johanns des Siegreiche into its own force with a central command which deals with communication between each other and the senate.
  • Swiss Confederacy: After discussions with King Louis X of France, the 3,500 Swiss mercenaries and 2,000 French troops remaining of the joint force after the Battle of Pontarlier are moved to a defensive position near Clermont, while the 2,500 remaining Swiss regular soldiers are recalled to the Confederacy as the offensive into Burgundy is halted for the time being. The 2,000 Swiss mercenaries remaining in Lotharingia are also recalled as the Central Council perceives their presence there as not being necessary at the moment. The Central Council continues to support the coalition of Hungary, Bohemia and Poland-Lithuania against Austria, though no Swiss troops are offered right now as the Central Council wants to let the Swiss soldiers and mercenaries recuperate from their deployments. The joint military of the Swiss Confederacy now focuses on fortifying the northeastern Cantons of Constance, Thurgau and Montfort, particularly the cities of Constance in the Canton of Constance and Tettnang in the Canton of Montfort. However, soldiers are maintained on reserve on the northwestern border in the Cantons of Basel-Bishopric and Basel-City as conflicts in France continue. Domestically, the government works on increasing and improving the production of weapons in the nation, particularly in the major cities of Zürich, Bern and Bregenz (in the Canton of Montfort). Additionally, these newly produced weapons are sold to the nations of the anti-Austrian coalition. The Canton of Thurgau sends an envoy to Kyburg, a former Habsburg vassal which became an independent lordship after the Treaty of Augsburg in 1368 like Thurgau had been and is largely surrounded by the Swiss Cantons of Zürich and Thurgau; the envoy encourages them to join the Swiss Confederacy as the Canton of Kyburg similarly to Thurgau to receive the trade and infrastructure benefits it had as a Habsburg vassal but in a more democratic, equivocal federation. (Mod response) Martin Etcheverry (1311-1386), Head Priest of the Western Church of Unterwalden, dies of natural causes and is replaced as Head Priest by Markel Mendoza (b. 1352), who was born in Unterwalden but is the grandson of a brother of previous Head Priest and Western Patriarch Mikel Mendoza (1297-1371). A few months later in Unterwalden, an unusual event occurs. A Basque woman arrives at the Western Church, saying she had journeyed from Navarre to Unterwalden. She says that her journey had taken her through the war-torn regions of France and at one point she had been threatened by a gang of bandits. However, she had prayed to the Blessed Federico Goikoetxea who gave his life to protect Navarrese clergy from Aragonese invaders in the Battle of Tudela in 1323; after her prayer, when the leader of the bandits tried to touch her, he suddenly fell dead and the rest of the bandits fled. After hearing this, the new Head Priest Markel Mendoza writes a letter to Pope Clement VI, asking him to investigate this possible miracle. (Papal response) William V, King of Arles (of Anjou-Lenzburg) and Bonne of Berry have a second child, a son named Ulrich (b. 1386) in honours of the late Ulrich VI, Count of Lenzburg.
    • Kyburg joins the confederacy.
  • Rasulid Dynasty: I don't know... umm, Sultan Al-Ashraf Isma'il leads the dynasty. An envoy is sent to Ethiopia to open up trade between the the two nations (Ethiopian response). The city of Aden become the de facto trading hub for the nation. The Sultan allows religious freedom among the nation due to the nation population split between Sunni and Shi'a. Sultan Al-Ashraf Ismai'll first edict is the creation of a grand masjid in Saana.
  • Kingdom of Eiru: With the new Queen in power personally and her husband with her in Dublin she so as not to anger any of the Irish lords doesn't give her husband any titles and he remains addressed as the Duke of Somerset. The various feudal lords stand down their forces seeing their won't be a fight. The development of the ports continues slowly as more funding from Parliament comes through while Blackrock castle is being built in Cork. The trade of wool and whisky continues to bring foreign currency into Ireland. The navy continues to patrol against pirates but is largely stood down. Fionnuala begins by appointing her cousin Brendanus as royal steward and he takes a lot of the burden for advising her. Brendanus begins enclosing some of the Ui Neil lands in Tir Eoghain cutting off community access to some of the land to increase pastoral farming. Fonnuala decides to assist the Icelandic by commissioning the navy to come up with a ship which can get through the increasing ice floes of Greenland and maintain a connection with them. The navy design a small vessel called the Oighear (Ice in Gaelic) ship with a seventeen metre keel, single square sail, clinker construction, flat hull, largely square rudder, an additional belt of planking at the water line, a false keel, space for two iceboats, a sloping and spoon shaped reinforced bow. The design is sent to Iceland for construction since construction in Ireland would force it to travel through the Atlantic Ocean. Its flat hull should mean in the event of being sandwiched between ice it will be forced up onto the ice and it's sloping and spoon shaped hull should allow it to crack ice it were to land upon. Else wise supplies including horticultural glass for the construction of greenhouses, ice boats, sleds, fishing equipment including ice fishing equipment, winter clothing (made of wool and leather), fishing boats and ice shanties which are portable wooden huts which can be pulled by men and or dogs are dispatched to Iceland for use in Greenland. 
  • Kingdom of Portugal: After hearing about the sunk gold transport, King Peter-Fernando I interwiews the surviving crew which claims that Mali sunk the ship. The king dispatches a royal squadron of five ships led by vice admiral Duarte Garcia to Mali to sees out those who did it. Meanwhile, the king demands compensation from Mali for the sunken gold. (MALI RESPONSE NEEDED).
  • Kingdom of Scotland: King Robert II Bruce is overjoyed in his new role as Ameraudur of the Celts and attempts to consolidate his realm, taking advantage of the turmoil in Ireland after the death of the High King and the events that followed such as the assumption of power by a woman, High Queen Fionnuala, quite unusual for the Irish customs and her husband John Beaufort, an English royal on the Irish throne, an insult to the sacrifices of the Irish and Scottish people to achieve their independence from England. Not to mention the Anglo-Norman host that gathered in Wales threatening to invade if John Beaufort wasn't put on the Irish throne. He attempts to reassure the Irish nobility that the Irish and Scottish people stand united, Celtic unity at these turbulent times is crucial. Thus he requests Irish Kings and their vassals to travel to the Imperial Capital of the Isle of Mann and personally swear their allegiance to him, instead of just swearing allegiance to the Irish High King/Queen who in turn swears allegiance to the Celtic Ameraudur, while also attempting to mediate in Irish internal affairs and settle their disputes, presenting himself as a just and honest ruler. [Irish Player Response] Resources to construct the small vessel called the Oighear (Ice in Gaelic) ship, that was invented in Ireland are dispatched to our vassal Iceland to enable them to circumvent the increasing ice flows blocking trade/supply routes with Greenland to keep a constant communication with Greenland. Also supplies including horticultural glass for the construction of greenhouses, ice boats, sleds, fishing equipment including ice fishing equipment, winter clothing (made of wool and leather), fishing boats and ice shanties which are portable wooden huts which can be pulled by men and or dogs are dispatched to our vassal. Iceland for use in Greenland. We make a proposal to the Novgorod Republic, offering to buy from them their designs of their Koch vessels, offering a hefty sum as well as access to the entire Celtic Confederacy for trade, allowing them to place their trading outposts in our territory and establish trade routes from the Barent and Norwegian Seas and the Baltic Sea respectively. [Mod Response]
    • Novgorod eagerly accepts the offer in order to get ahead of their German rivals
  • Tian China: With the early success of many of the settlements established last year, many Chinese are continued to move into the regions of China’s new frontier, while significant efforts to integrate the locals continue. One of the greatest examples of this new state of Chinese control is in the various structures built throughout the city of Kashgar in the eastern Protectrate, as the planned expansion begun last year so continues and the city continues to be completely reshaped as it is rebuilt. Many of the previous wooden structures in the area are replaced with Brick and Stone structures built in typical Chinese styles inspired by the Tang Dynasty. Similar projects also begin in various cities throughout the newly acquired territories of China, as many of the new residents prefer styles similar to those of their native lands, and a number of wealthy Chinese in the nothern territories commission buildings and works of art that are similar to those they saw at home, incorporating aspects that are familiar to them such as the Bilateral symmetry in the shape of the buildings and the massive open spaces that are a frequent aspect of architecture in China’s core areas. The local elites who have begun the long process of integration into the wider Chinese nobility and who are as a result attempting to appear sinicized notice this trend and begin doing similar things, often reshaping structures that they already owned or having new ones built that imitate the styles of those previously established, well also having them subtly influenced by their own native styles, something that would latter begin blending into the general “northern style” that first developed during this time period. In addition to this, several great works of art and literature are first began during this year, with the famous Author and Poet Chang Haifeng beloved to have first begun creating His great work “the fields of Lanxeng” during this time period, we’ll several other important artists, architects, and poets also begging the first parts of their careers during this time period. This will mark the beginning of what is latter known as the “Tang renaissance” in Chinese history, which had been building up into a persistent movement for many years before now but which only now begins to fully bloom across China well similar periods are also beginning throughout Japan and Korea. In addition to this and as part of this wider movment, a number of famous in their countries but before now unknown works of literature begin being translated into Chinese by Chinese authors, who are inspired by the previous works of people in those countries of doing the same into their languages with Chinese works, and especially with those who are trying to impress the empress regent by showing the influence of her home country in their works, although this would be a relatively minor part of the greater tang revivalist movment that would first begin during this time period and which had been previously discussed. This also marks the beginning of a large period of increased Chinese settlement in Taiwan, as the province encourages more people to move into it and a number of farmers seeking better lives move into the region seeking wealth due to the influx of greater trade with the rest of East Asia through Japan and the Lieusung Islands, which often passes through the island. The increased amounts of trade with are now booming throughout East Asia also continue, and the agreements that a number of Chinese, Korean, and Japanese merchant families first make with each other during this time period contribute to the increasing amounts of affluence and prosperity that are begging to be seen throughout China and slow many to pursue more lesuirley pursuits, especially in the southern regions and the areas which have always been the core of the Tian dynasties power, and in the areas around Luoyang and Beijing, which are seen as the two most important imperial cities right now.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: A peace with the Mamluke Sultan is reached, wherein Ethiopian merchants will be allowed to trade through merchant ports as well as overland. However, the merchants will be subject to the same tariffs as everyone else. The army returns from Aydhab, where the Emperor declares victory over the Mamelukes. The Emperor makes a triumphant return to Barari, laden with Egyptian slaves and plunder from Mamluke coastal settlements. However, the sudden loss of trade seems to have scared many Ethiopian merchants into exploring new markets. Salt harvested from the ocean and mined begins to be traded with various inland communities who use it to preserve their spoilable foods. The Empire begins compressing the salt into pucks to make it easier to trade and transport. Additionally, the textile market in Mogadishu booms as more and more merchants begin purchasing textiles for domestic and foreign sale and also transport cotton from Ethiopian farmers to Mogadishu weavers. With a more widespread availability of locally made textiles in the Empire, many Ethiopians begin purchasing textiles for clothing and textile products. Cotton-based clothing, blankets, and carpets become much more affordable, and thus many Ethiopians peasants begin purchasing textile products. The demand for textiles goes up, and Mogadishu seems to struggle1dw to provide for the growing demand. With the war over, the government begins its plans to mint a currency once again, and the plans made by Newaya Maryam are implemented by Dawit I. The mint at Barari and other Imperial cities, which during the war minted a large amount of currency, begins introducing the Ethiopian rupee, half rupee and quad rupee to the Imperial cities. Ethiopian wage-laborers, guards, and bureaucrats begin to be paid a salary calculated to be able to provide for a safe stable lifestyle. The Empire also begins issuing subsidies to the merchant’s guild in Ethiopian Rupees. The Empire offers to increase the subsidies to the Imperial Merchant’s Guild if they begin to require merchant dues be paid in currency. The Empire also offers a significant tax cut to those who pay their taxes in currency. All these efforts are made in an attempt to encourage people to begin using Imperial Currency. In Somalia, stories of a Christian miracle begin to spread, slowly reaching Ethiopia. Apparently a Muslim father of a girl dying of an unknown disease visited the site of Laurentius the Convert’s death, which has slowly become a Christian shrine. Upon reaching the site, the father prayed to Laurentius to save his daughter, offering to convert to Christianity if Laurentius could do so. Miraculously, only three days later the girl fully recovered, with the disease apparently being cured. The girl told the story of how the spirit of Laurentius visited her in the night, and gently kissed her on the cheek, blessing her as a child of Christ. The blessing fully expunged the disease from her body, curing her. The Muslim family was quick to convert to Christianity, and the shrine built at the site of Laurentius’s death soon becomes flooded with Somalis seeking to pray to the martyr for an answer to their own problems. 
  • Latin Empire of Romania: Emperor Richard de La Roche now has the money to fund his project of a wall on the Serbian border to protect the nation. this will take at least three years to be built. our Marshal Andrzej Oligerd does a recount of troops and realizes that nations army is actually 12,000 troops than 25,000 and is embarrassed by this mistake. The Emperor is told of the new influenza that has entered our nation from the middle east. he also is told it only effects old and disabled. The emperor orders his advisers to research this influenza and see if we can make a cure or at least a medicine for it. In the Duchy of Athens the shipyard is complete and is ready to build more ships for both the Latin navy and Trade. also by now the dockyards on Naxos has been expanded with the Latin Navy being 180 ships or so. In the Duchy of the Archipelago Francesco II Crispo has a daughter named Agnese Crispo. In the Despotate of Eripus Despot Esau de' Buondelmonti reverses the policicys of Thomas by recalling exiled nobles and making Matthew the Bishop of Ioanninia. But he has trouble with the Albania because John Sparta, Lord of Arta started to advance to Ioanninia but Esau prepared his defenses so perfectly that John Sparta withdrew end the situation. In the Kingdom of Albania Karl Thopia has a daughter named Helena Thopia. also Karl Thopia allies himself to Venice saying that he will supply Venice in exchange for a galley. in the Principality of Achaea Prince Charles III orders the construction of a port in Patras to boost trade and will be complete in two years.

1387

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The Zahri revolt briefly seizes control over the Citadel in Cairo before Barquq's army manages to crush the revolters and wrest control back over the city. Having completed the creation of a merchant fleet at Jeddah, the Sultan then reaches out to the Rasulid Dynasty of Yemen, and asks for free port access through Aden to India in order to compete against the Ethiopian control of the Red Sea. In exchange, they will allow Yemen to base foreign offices in Suez.

The German electors become greatly alarmed by the massive invasion by Hungary into Austria. This causes  a more significant Pro-Imperial faction to push toward intervention, or removing Hungary's control over Tyrol. This faction consists mainly of Saxony and Nassau. 

The scorched earth tactics used by Spain on France takes a toll on their local economy, causing a significant depletion of their tribute and tax revanue.

Timor invades Kerman and Isfahan with an enormous army, and quickly captures both cities. As this happens, however, his son Tokhtaymish invades from the north to raid Samarkhand, forcing him to withdraw. Instead, he appoints puppet rulers over both regions to pay him tribute.

In Mesoamerica, the Zapotec kingdom follows through the actions of the Mixtec in recent years, and denies tribute to the Toltecs as well. They raise a massive army at their capital to defend their cities from the Toltec overlords, and prepare their own invasion of the Mexican valley if necessary.

An outbreak of smallpox appears across various Algonquin cultrues in northeast America, including the Abenaki people bordering the Iroquois Confederacy.

King Olaf the I, II, and IV of Scandinavia dies. With no other male heir in the House of Bjelbo, the thrones of all three kingdoms becomes vacant, with Queen Margaret as the acting regent. Norway immediately accepts her as monarch, but both Denmark and Sweden pursues a more elective succession, ignoring the will of King Haakon. Denmark generally supporst giving Margaret the throne, but the nobles in Jutland raise in revolt against the notion. Sweden remains undecided. [Subject to revision when I talk to the player].

Queen Fionnula of Ireland has a son by her husband John Beaufort, who is named John. The King of England proceeds to grant him the title Marquess of Dorset.

  • The Iroquois Confederacy: We tell our people that this sickness is enough sign of the white demon, we avoided diseased villages and educated others about traveling into infected areas, we stay far from Abenaki areas, We start to hunt and move around about our nation more, we start to sell furs and beads to other tribes, we make more worshiping places around out nations we start to have  more oral and cultural exchanges with each other, we start to trap animals for fur, we start to make a lot of weapons for the future, we build more longhouses around the nation, peace for now is declared in a state of security for the expansive territories of each Tribe. This also develops major cultural connections within the Five Tribes, we also pass down many stories, we expand moderately southwest and make peaceful contact with any tribes there, we expand swiftly south east, we have many births during this time, this is the region of Hiawatha.
  • Tarascan-Toltec Empire: As the fallout from the exhaustive Flower Wars has started to appear, Cazonci Xitlálnolli ponders whether this is the final nail for his Empire, albiet having only ruled for a short time. Although still regularly telling the peoples that the Empire is strong via the constant state of war the entire southern region has developed into, he curses his father Nalhen for leaving this for him to clean up. While speaking with the Tlacamo Tarasco, Cazonci Xitlálnolli and the vast representatives are bought a messenger claiming to be from the far western seas. The messenger, who states himself to be a representative of the water diety Xarátanga, proclaims that the Tarascan-Toltec Empire will shortly be eradicated in the name of heresy. Many members of the Tlacamo proceed to declare that the Toltec Empire has officially fallen, all leaving to go their separate ways. Although the Tarascan-Toltec Empire lived through name and affiliation for the next three years until 1390, the Empire became defunct this year, and as such the powers vested in Cazonci Xitlálnolli had all but diminished. During this turbulent time for the Empire, dynasty's appeared that rivaled the Tarascan's Uacúsecha, being born from warlord remnants and native revolutions. In Chichimeca, Iuihua is visited in his sleep by the night god Ahchurihirepe and former Prophet Izel, whom proceeds to guide Iuihua through the perfect state, prosperous and beautiful, faithful and fruit-bearing. A state of pure belief, spanning the lands as far as eye could see. Upon waking, Iuihua goes to the other Shamans and priests, and they collectively begin the process of establishing a concrete state for their faith, instead of remaining in their nomadic regions. Policies are indoctrinated, and the code of laws known as the Thirty Five Edicts is prescribed. The First Text of Iuihua is finished, beginning the Second Text.
  • Timur Empire: With the actions of his son, Timur views himself as having three choices, accept what he has in persia and head eastward and try and carve land out for himself and raid the east, Continue to attempt to set up large tributaries in Persia and make an empire out of that, or head North against the Russians and organize all of the hordes. Timur decides he’s content with what he has in Persia and decides to head north with 15 tumen. On his way he gathers an additional two tumens and decides that the title Khan would not suit him. He states in front of his army that from this day forth any who wish to take the crown of his army and empire must call himself Timur and Be named Timur. From this day forward he would be known as Timur Timur. His men develop a new war cry, “TIMUR TIMUR TIMUR”. He travels north and demands Tribute in gold and men for his war effort to every city he passes through those that decline are swiftly executed along with their followers. Until he finds one who will provide tribute and men. He continues North around the east side of the Caspian sea looking for a true challenge he raids villages as he heads around the sea toward Moscow daring anyone to come out and challenge him. (Algo needed for whatever the fuck challenges me.) As he comes around the north side of the Caspian sea he meets the georgians and gives them a choice, swear tribute and provide me with another 10,000 men or have the entirety of your empire turned into a pig stye. (Georgian response needed.) The Golden horde is given an ultimatum, surrender and bind themselves to the Temur Horde or be executed mercilessly.
  • Tamar II accedes to the Timurids' demands of tribute and 10,000 men.
  • Majapahit Empire: With the refusal of Majapahit's request of vassalage, the Raja is obliged to fulfill his threat and raises his levies of 40,500 men to invade the capital of Pagaruyang, Pagaruyang, using cetbangs, rentakas, and siege engines made onsite to siege the city. Mpu Nala is ordered to command the invasion force as well as blockade trade from reaching Pagaruyang (Mod Response/Algo). The focus of monks from Majaphit has turned to Pasai in an effort to rid them of Islam. Wikramawardhana orders continued expansion efforts in the Molucca islands. As the years start to affect Hayam Wuruk, Wikramawardhana starts to takeover more and more responsibilities as the next Raja. The guild starts to report a slight decline in wealth intake from spice trading as rumors start to flow in of a massive power shift in a land called Africa. More monks are sent out across Indonesia in order to bolster the presence and conversion to Hinduism or Buddhism to counter and prevent the spread of Islam. Efforts continue on devleloping roads, irrigation, and mines on Sumatra as supply lines to provide resources are increasingly strained to supply the war effort but still continue albeit at slower rates.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: Hearing of the Mamluke offer to Yemen, the Emperor makes a rival offer to the Empire’s neighbor across the straits. The Emperor offers Yemen to allow Yemeni merchants tariff-free access to Ethiopia if Yemen will similarly allow Ethiopian merchants tariff-free access to Yemen. Yemen’s acceptance of this offer will serve as an effective refusal of the Mamluke offer. The Emperor also sends a delegation of Ethiopian nobles to Yemen, sending gifts of Indian silks, Ethiopian textiles, ivory, and a chest full of one thousand Ethiopian rupees. The Empire expresses his intention to establish friendly relations with Yemen and to open trade between the two kingdoms [YEMENI RESPONSE NEEDED]. Ethiopian cotton farmers continue growing cotton which is then transported to Mogadishu to be weaved into textiles. The demand for locally made textiles increases, straining Mogadishu’s ability to provide. As demand for textiles increases, others in the empire begin attempting to start their own weaving. Many Chewa settlers in Somalia begin to create weaving factories in the Chewa fortresses, attempting to create their own textile industry. The Empire also expands its trade to southern Africa, as Ethiopian merchants begin establishing firm trade routes to many Swahili city states. The Empire continues to introduce currency to the Imperial cities, making numerous policies to encourage people to start using currency, such as tax cuts and subsidies. Government taxes, fees and tariffs are substantially lowered for anyone who pays currency while numerous bureaucrats, soldiers, and wage laborers are paid in currency. The Order of St. Anthony moves into Ajuran and begins establishing monasteries throughout the Kingdom, particularly in settlements with wells, aiming to help Christianize the area.
    • Rasulid Dip: We accept the trade deal idea thingy, diplomacy isn't my strong suit. 
  • Duchy of Austria: One of the years later, Leopold III died sadly he buried in the abbey of Saint Paul his new successor is throned in the crown German's perspective his new duke are frederick IV of Austria and William at positions As Poland joins this war with Bohemia for Austria's strategic position the German created a new technique for the specialist of armor and plan for the Habsburgs one of the banker Jew paid for new weapons for the army the army led by one of the upper class of Austria the archduchy a maintenance have rights to bestow title and ranks with the HRE issues family and nobility as well and Germany requested by the bank Jew the duchy began to maintaince the position to inspire of the Bohemians' Monarchist the farm of the castle continues to be farming, planted in their herd in the village the Germans, celebrates the joy of the new duke and the respectaction of leopold's death peak between the war with Bohemia the crowning of Bohemia insists that the Germans wants to be repulsed by the Polish soldier the German start to built fortress in their forest territorial for not the Poles go crossing in the duchy's German aimg in a town most of Jew Austrians are being to built port and bridge for the war to maintenance's help against the Bohemian's crown which is recommended by Austria the settlers are being paid by the generals of the army and administrator could control the entire half border access with Bohemia's domicile territorial and the power maintenance to help the reclaimation of the crown German of Austria. 
  • Georgia: Tamar II stations a garrison of 5,000 troops in Tabriz and Ardebil each, with the fortifications surrounding the two cities also being reinforced. The border city of Kayseri also has its defensive walls reinforced, as with other cities of strategic value (Ani, Ganja, Partav) that are nevertheless deep inside Georgian territory. Shah Paul, who is Tamar's cousin through her grandmother Oljath and a vassal of the Georgian Crown, leaves Tabriz for Tbilisi along with the rest of his court. Silver and copper are mined extensively – underpinning the economy. Foreign trade flourishes and brings much wealth to Georgia. Cotton cloth and woolens are exported, as well as felt, wine, and enamel. Tamar II accedes to the Timurids' demands of tribute and 10,000 men.
  • Mali Empire: It was at this point that Mansa Mustafa died, most likely by natural causes considering his great age at this point. However, many legends surrounding the biography of Simba contest that he was actually assassinated by orders of Prince Regent Dawud. According to the most popular version of the story, Mustafa was surveying the agricultural development along the upper Gambia River, from the vantage of a high ridge a few meters up. Dawud arranged for a stampede of wildebeests to erupt at that moment, trampling across the farmlands Mustafa had carefully set up. One later version describes Mustafa and Dawud had a brief ethical debate on how to properly respond to the situation, whether it was worth rescuing the workers in the field or not. Finally, Dawud shoved the Mansa off the cliff into the heart of the stampede, exclaiming the words "long live the king!" This was, reportedly, all done right before Prince Simba's eyes. The Chadian version of the story is a bit different, however. In that version it said that Simba was the one to cause the stampede, and Mustafa fell off the ridge accidentally right before Dawud's eyes. Dawud rushed to try to save Mustafa, but was stopped by Simba who wanted to use this opportunity to claim the throne for himself. In any event, this caused an immediate succession crisis between the two empires of Mali and Bornu, who had since the time of Musa enjoyed a relatively peaceful personal union. During this same period of time, the Qamar-Shams Empire of Yahya had completed its conquest of the entire lower Gambia region, as well as conquering east as far as Dahomey and Abomey. After his death, his kingdom fell into a gavelkind succession, dividing the territory among his children: Jabal Asada went to Zechariyyah Qamar, Bononam to Addas Qamar, Akan to Eliyas Shams, and Dahomey-Abomey to his eldest son Abdullah Al-Shams. We offer to pay for any damages to the ships of Portugal if they let us buy some. (Portugal RESPONSE)
  • Iceland: With things worsening in Greenland over the summer people are sent with glass to build Greenhouses and Barns.
  • Poland-Lithuania: Following the successful defence of Bohemia, Wladyslaw I withdraws from the HRE conflict instead turning his attention to the growing storm in the east. Hearing news of the Georgian submission to a new eastern Horde and hearing word of the size of this Horde Wladyslaw ordersa swift ends to the campaign against the Samotigians ordering count Waldemar to wipe the confederacy off the face of the earth. Following these commands Count Waldemar increase the brutality and allows for the wholesale slaughter of entire villages with the women and children being carried off as loot while the final strongholds of the pagan confederacy fall. None of the fighting men are taking as prisoners. The troops are given rest but a garrison is to be established in the newly aquired territories and parties are sent into the wild lands of the Steppes constantly to bring word of the ongoing conflict. Land parcels are given to the men who served during campaign against the horde, while larger parcels are given to those men who served for extended periods of time following the war with Bohemia and the samotigian campaign to ensure fierce loyalty amongst the veterans. These parcels are given on the stiuplant that they are developed, and that the men and their families be ready to provide men to help fight against the hordes of the steppes. Efforts are also made to endeer the Ruthenians by allowing for them to settle in the newly aquired territories. Efforts to build roads from Ruthenia into the the Steppes begin to at least improve logistics into the region. Construction of forts along the Baug river continue with major forts at the mouth of the Baug and at the border between Ruthenian and the frontier in an effort ot prevent future incursions west of the river by the horde. Plans are also laid out to expand east of the river. Plans to garrison a fort on the spot of otl Odessa abandoned by the Mongols are also made. A letter is sent to Novogrod and to Muscovy offering to form a coalition against the steppe hordes. Wladyslaw accepts a combined effort between the western and eastern slavs to never again suffer the ravages of the Steppe hordes (Mod response). Furthermore, envoys are sent to Hungary, Byzantium, the Latin empire, the HRE, and beyond and to the pope calling on the holy league and on the European powers to join a coalition against the coming storm that could ultimately push back the borders of Christianity (Mod and Player response).
    • The Kievan Rus' joins the coalition against the Mongols, provided that they are given a fair share of any territory seized.
    • Hungarian Dip: King Stephen VI assures that Hungary will be able to help out once the war in Austria has ended.
    • Roman Empire: Basileus Andronikos, Strategos Georgius Stauricius, and 4,000 men will join the coalition army.
  • Kingdom of Hungary and Dalmatia: Prince Stephen VII, ever victorious, gathers more supplies, changes exhausted troops with fresh ones and even engage some luxuries such as sweets and wine to boost the morale of the soldiers. The army will march toward Vienna with 35,000 men, and confront eh Austrian capital directly. To keep the supplies for the siege, the march toward Vienna has strictly rationed supplies for every soldier, and they often use their payment to buy supplies at the local markets or hunt in nearby forests.Supply lines are enforced with fortifications to make more supplies and stable logistics possible.In early spring, before the first harvests the 35,000 men arrive in Vienna. the city is quickly surrounded. The Bohemian allies are asked to join the battle, as well as the Bavarians (BAVARIAN/BOHEMIAN/MOD RESPONSE NEEDED). Furthermore, the King promises that one of his grandchildren may marry into their ruling families once they come of age. Heavy siege structures are set up as well, built especially trebuchets and early cannons. the siege lasts for several months and the grip on teh city is so tight, that not a single grain of wheat makes it through. The Habsbrugs are given the choice: either they abdicate from the Austrian throne and allow a prince of Hungary to take their place in Austria, or the city will be burned to ashes and eradicated (AUSTRIA RESPONSE NEEDED). The fortification program in Moldova is almost finished, with many smaller and larger forts being set up, and infrastructure improved greatly. the textile industry and the trade along the Danube is extended as well, with lowering tariffs for merchants taking the route. The German principalities are assured that Hungary has no interest in more war in Germany, and that Austria is responsible for the wars themselves by trying to take over Tyrol.
  • Kingdom of Lotharingia: "Were Di": the Siege of Ghent stays inconclusive, Burgundy being able to defend the city. The Lotharingian army being able to keep the siege over Ghent. With some cogs and galley even coming close to the city by the Schelde River, even if this can only done with smaller boats. This action being done to ensure that no trade can be done with the City of Ghent, thus starving the cities from recources. The Lotharingian navy also trying to patrol the water as to check for possible reinforcements from burgundy, as most of the burgundine army encircled in ghent. The army adding presure by throwing rotten food over the walls togheter with heavier cannon fire and trebuchets throwing rocks. With the walls of the city being very badly damaged, the tunnelers, try to parts of the wall to fully collapse. The tunneleers trying to make the tunnel catch fire by throwing a lot of wood in it, then setting a pig on fire in the tunnel. After this action they would close it so the wood catches fire, thus causing the tunnel to collapse. With these actions the emperor offers the Duke of Burgundy the chance at holding peace talks, to end the war and get prosperity to flow once more (Burgundy response). The king and emperor going on a quick trip to Rome, Thus being crowned as Imperator Romanum and Rex Lotharrii. This ensuring the legitimacy of the Emperor and the king of Lotharingia, which is heavly needed with the Timurids and the Hungarians in the eat. The king also begins to hold talks with the mostary of Stavelot, as they are serounded by the Kingdom of Lotharingia.
  • Papal States: Pope Clement VI and the Roman delegation finally arrive at Italy. Before returning to Rome, the pontiff makes a brief visit to San Marino. There he meets with the Captain Regent. After the end of the visit, the pope and his entourage return to the Papal States. There Clement celebrates a thanksgiving mass for his return in safety. After hearing about the growing attacks that the Christian nations are suffering from the Steppe hordes, Pope Clement VI calls for the reorganization of the Holy League, this time to fight against what he calls as the Devils of the Steppe. Letters are sent to all the Catholic nations calling to unite in the Holy League and fight against these Devils [MOD and players response needed, please]. The first group of catechist priests is sent to the Swiss Confederacy with copies of the "Catechism" to teach about the Catholic faith to the people. [Swiss response needed, please]. A commission is sent to investigate the miracle attributed to Patriarch Goikoetxea. The pope gives the position of General Comissary of the Church to Cardinal Peter Phillarges. Together with Captain General Carlo I Malatesta start to organize the Papal Army. Cardinal Phillarges writes to Venice asking for people to help improve the shipyards and military of the Papal States [MOD response needed, please]. To help end the conflicts in the Holy Roman Empire, the pontiff crowns the Holy Roman Emperor and gives him the papal approval. Seeing the situation of Austria, the pope condemns the violence of Hungary, saying that they only have claims over Tyrol not over Austria. Clement offers safe heaven in the Papal States to the Habsburg if Vienna falls to the Hungarians [Austria response needed, please].
  • Austria agree with the Papal State
    • Swiss diplomacy: The Central Council welcomes the catechist priests and they are allowed to travel to each of the Confederacy's four cathedrals, Basel, Chur, Constance and Sion.
    • The Latin League consisting of Cyprus, Chios, Neopatria, and the Templar and Teutonic Knights joins the league.
    • Venice helps the Papacy build ships, charging standard payment for it.
    • Latin diplomacy: We will join the Holy Leage
  • Roman Empire: The warfare across Europe both aids and harms new Roman trade routes. Demand for luxuries falls substantially in both France and Spain but is replaced by demand for war materials like steel, iron, and weapons. Independent merchants across the empire are given free reign to sell military supplies to the warring powers, but even these sales are unable to compensate for the loss of luxury revenues. Despite this setback, the economy remains stronger than in decades past with lower luxury prices leading to higher domestic consumption. The rural economy, which lags somewhat behind the merchant economy remains strong, and modern tools and techniques from both Europe and Asia spread quickly. The cultural growth in the capital continues, and the Patriarch of Konstantinopolis Nilus Kerameus determines to bring renewed glory to the Hagia Sophia. He orders the recreation of artifacts damaged in the 4th Crusade and a general renovation. However, the work to renovate the church is slow at best. With most of the cities experienced stone-masons working diligently to rebuild the walls of the city only minor repairs to plasterwork can readily commence. Work to recreate and restore relics from the earlier church are more successful and early results appear promising. The reconstruction of the Theodosian Walls consumes Basileus John V who is increasingly focused on their completion to secure his legacy. His dedication to the walls results in a clear decline in his health as he regularly travels to review the site. His son and co-Basileus Andronikos IV thus is forced to take-over most of the daily tasks of governing, and increasingly is seen as the source of power in the empire. The news from the Kingdom of Poland-Lithuania and Georgia of the steppe hordes is bleak. Having already lost many men to wars of reconquest, Basileus John V is wary of sending more men to die. However, Andronikos IV is much more supportive of the proposal. Andronikos gathers a reasonably significant force led by Georgius Stauricius numbering 1,000 Tagmata and 3,000 additional levies and marches north along the coast of the Black Sea to face the islamic threat. The Tagmata are equipped as koursorses while the levies are the lightly armored horse archers equipped with compound reflex bows. He sends envoys to Bulgaria and Trebizond, and stops in the Dubrojan Capital requesting that they send troops to join his army and prevent the horde from advancing further into Christendom. (Mod Response)
    • Dobrujah complies
  • Swiss Confederacy: Hearing of the Imperial Electors' displeasure with the war in Austria, Heinrich II, Count of Lenzburg visits Walram IV, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein and brother of Heinrich's wife Catherine of Nassau-Wiesbaden to discuss this. Heinrich says to Walram that, while an outside power invading the Holy Roman Empire is not desirable, the Habsburg rulers of Austria have been aggressive and expansionist, poorly managed their own military and have really brought this on themselves. He explains how Austria has repeatedly dragged the Holy Roman Empire into disrepute and war with other nations, including Bohemia both now and 20 years before, and the other HRE states would benefit from the Habsburgs being removed from power. Thus, Heinrich tries to convince Walram that the HRE should not try and keep the Habsburgs in power. Though, he does agree with the Electors' idea of removing Hungarian control over Tyrol. Meanwhile, Heinrich's sister Agnes von Lenzburg, having discussed this with Heinrich, tries to convince her husband, Wenceslaus I, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg and Elector of Saxony, of the same. (Mod response for Nassau and Saxony) Later in the year, Heinrich II decides to continue his father Ulrich VI's practice of arranging marriages; he visits King Louis X of France and proposes a marriage between Heinrich's niece Marie of Geneva-Lenzburg (b. 1369) and Louis X's son and heir apparent, Louis XI Capet (b. 1362). (France response) 3,500 Swiss mercenaries remain aiding Louis X in a defensive position near Clermont. The Central Council closely observes the Imperial Electors' position regarding the conflict in Austria and does not offer anyone in this conflict mercenaries yet, despite their earlier plans to aid Hungary. The joint military of the Swiss Confederacy moves focus to the northwest side of the nation again and works on fortifying the mountain passes on the borders of the Cantons of Basel-Bishopric, Basel-City and Aargau. Domestically, the government works on increasing the wool production for trade by funding the building of new farms and the expansion of existing ones. The new Canton of Kyburg is given a seat on the Central Council, which now has 29 members. Ida von Lenzburg (1336-1387), first cousin of Count Heinrich II and mother of King William V of Arles, dies of a disease; her funeral is held in Arles and both Heinrich II and William V attend. In Zürich, the guild and Library find their scheme of selling sets of cards with the coats of arms of cantons (since expanded to 25 cards with the addition of Kyburg, but still excluding Bern) has not been financially successful, with few nobles wanting to buy these cards that unlike the Bernese ones they cannot play with but only look at. One scholar at the Zürich Library comes up with an idea the guild in desperation decides to try: instead of selling the cards as a full set, they sell coat-of-arms cards individually but in closed boxes so the buyer cannot see which card they are buying ahead of time. The Zürich scholars expect that this will make their cards more popular with the nobles as the very buying of cards would now become a game for them, and this could also result in more sales per noble as the buyer might unknowlingly buy the same type of card twice.
    • French Diplomacy: France agrees to the marriage offer.
  • The Spanish Crown: With the annulling of the Treaty of Pamplona Francisco asks our ally England to join the Spanish Army and Armada in the war with France and reclaim their birthright that is the French throne now that their internal problems have been resolved [Mod Response]. As the war effort drags forth a year of no major conflict, the raids across the countryside and push of French Troops to the top of a hill at Carcassonne prove to be key positions and with the previous year providing better supply and more wear on defenses, new siege weapons are brought along including reinforcements numbering 25,000 to aid in assistance to those already fighting at Carcassonne. Orlando, the mad tactician conceives a plan that would annihilate the French Defenders further. In the middle of the night before battle, him and the commanders that remains with him devise a plan to relocate Spanish Troops away from the established camping spots and relocate key supplies to the nearby forest which would be protected by some infantrymen and scouts with new camps being made there. It was assumed that the Spanish had an unknown amount of time before the French would come back down on them but the Lion that Orlando will lead his men to victory no matter what. With the newly brought in siege weapons, the old ones are left behind at the old campsite with the new being repositioned to the distance amongst the sides using the geography of the region to conceal them. And then the day arrived when the French would fall for the trap of the old base. Some troops would be left as a bait, a noble sacrifice for the greater good as the siege weapons now in better sight with the French coming down from the hill would launch at key positions of French Troops while with the French now down from the hill, would be stormed by a flaming fury, a hail of flamed arrows from center position, cavalry swooping from the sides of left and right in order to absolutely envelope the French and remove them from supply and defense leaving them in the ground of the Spanish's terms. The Infantry men would swoop in from North and South Center and as the envelopement being left fulfilled, the French would be slaughtered and forced to route with the reinforcements storming the defenses while the rest overwhelm the ignorant French. Meanwhile, raids along ports and burning of coast would begin to rise along the Loire, Garonne, and Sienne would push for the crippling of the French More with ports burned with the help of Pirates such as those at Bordeaux, La Rochelle, and Le Havre. Juan de Roses continues to push forth for more raids as well as the burning of French-controlled supply lines around Toulouse with 4,000 men with him to continue the efforts of the Spanish. At Beziers and Montpellier, 20,000 Troops with the support of the Spanish Fortress at Montpellier, stand ready to hold back any efforts brought about by the French in a defensive campaign with cannons, trebuchets and catapults put to good use in their defense as tar, and flames would be used with the burning of ground surrounding the cities used to prevent French Supply without hindering Spanish Supply through the means of connections from Rousillion and the sea. Who leads these brave defenders? None other than Francisco II himself.
    • John of Gaunt sends 20 ships and 6,000 troops to help Spain, hoping to seize back their lost lands in the Louisian War.
  • Kingdom of France: France has been incapacitated for some time, leaving the Spanish to wreak havoc in Occitania. They have razed farmlands and settlements wherever their martial tyranny extends, displacing thousands. But now is the time for a reversal: A new campaign, to be led by the king himself. It begins when the 15,000 defenders at Carcassonne attempt a breakout, sallying into the Spanish siege camps at dawn. Summoning the momentum of the previous two victories, they hope to break the morale of the invaders and drive them permanently from the area. First and foremost, siege equipment is targeted, with several pieces being torched, trashed, seized, or pushed into the river. Other battalions raid the tents and sleeping quarters, slaughtering and burning indiscriminately. Although the initial attack only affects a portion of the Spanish forces, it causes mass disorder as rumors of defeat spread thoroughly. The French then begin a forceful charge to overrun wavering units at the extremity of the Spanish formation and send them fleeing into their own lines, leading to a domino chain of retreat. Around the same time, 23,500 troops (including 3,500 Swiss) commanded by Louis X come down from the northeast and launch a separate thrust into the area between Béziers and Montpellier, hoping to draw the Spanish into a decisive battle there. If the Spanish make no showing, the French will attempt to conquer the region and seize its major holdings. A small force of 2,000 is deployed from Toulouse to engage Juan de Roses' legion on the outskirts of the city.
  • Kingdom of Scotland: Efforts to help our vassal Iceland continue as resources continue to be dispatched. King Robert II Bruce urges his brother-in-law and close ally Count Christian V of Oldenburg to join the Burgundian-Lotharingian war on the Burgundian side to prevent further centralization of the HRE that would annul our quite profitable preferential trade deals with him, more specifically his monopoly on importation of Celtic Confederacy goods inside the Holy Roman Empire. Also we could help Count Christian V of Oldenburg push his claim into (Eastern) Frisia, after the conclusion of the intervention against Lotharingia it could be given to him. He promises to back him up with the entire might of the Celtic Confederacy in his endeavours, an army of 8,000 up to 15,000 men under Ameraudur Robert I Bruce of the Celts to assist him. [Mod Response].
    • Tenatively, Christian V uses the Scottish forces to occupy eastern Frisia.
    • Kingdom of Scotland: Ameraudur Robert I of the Celts leads 10,000 men (4,000 Scottish, 4,000 Irish, 2,000 Oldenburgish) into Oldenburg and invades Frisia, assaulting the city of Wittmund, then proceeds to assault the city of Emden and then proceeds to assault the city of Groningen, in order to open up the way to reach Amsterdam, so that he doesn't overextend his lines too much, he also calls on his relatives as overlord and long time ally of Ireland to join our just war and dispatch their forces to assist us against Lotharingia. The same call is made to Iceland too. We call upon our ally Christian V to reinforce us with his army in order to achieve our common objectives. We also call on the Frisian nobility and peasantry to renounce the evil tyrant that the King Feinsan Regnier of Lotharingia is and rise up in revolt to assist their rightfull overlord, Count Christian V of Oldenburg. [Mod Response]
    • Kingdom of Eiru: We dispatch 4,000 men under the command of John Beaufort to assist our overlord, ally and Ameraudur Robert I of the Celts to be attached under his overall command.
    • Iceland: We dispatch 3,000 men under the Duke of Greenland.
  • Rasulid Dynasty: Sultan Al-Ashraf Isma'il leads the dynasty. The city of Aden become the de facto trading hub for the nation. The Sultan allows religious freedom among the nation due to the nation population split between Sunni and Shi'a. Sultan Al-Ashraf Ismai'll first edict is the creation of a grand masjid in Saana and begins to work on the masjid. Al- Ashraf Isma'il begins to work on a navy, first by trying to hire people who can help on this endeavor around the world.

1388

The Khan of the Golden Horde submits to Timor and Tokhtaymish for the time being, and allows them full military access for his campaigns in Eastern Europe.

Oldenburg with Scottish and Irish support manages to cross the border into eastern Frisia, hoping to use the backing of the Anti-Imperial faction to weaken Lotharingia's control over the North Sea trade. Elsewhere in Germany, the fall of Vienna causes significant alarm to what many feel to be a Magyar invasion of the Holy Roman Empire, calling Stephen VII as a "second Atila".

The new Republic of Padania becomes further disstabalized, and loses almost all control over Tuscany except for the cities of Lucca and Pontremali. The rest of the region sees the restoration of the Republic of Florence, as well as the Republics of Pisa and Siena. These republics remain a kind of "dynastic union" as they were all intermarried under the former Republic of Padania, but across various branches of De Medici, Spinola, and Visconti.

King No U of Korea orders his general Yi Dan to invade the Tian Empire and restore the Guangrong, hoping to buy his favor as a puppet ruler. Refusing to fight against the far superior forces of the Empress-Regent, Yi Dan turns his soldiers back to invade Korea and stage a revolution. U is quickly deposed by his son who takes the title King Chang.

An outbreak of Smallpox or "white demons" occurs in the Mohawk nation of the Iroqouis. Tens of thousands of Algonquins die around the region.

Henry Bollingbroke leads the armies of England in the Occitanian Conflict between Spain and France. John of Gaunt further centralizes power over the English court, and charges several nobles for attempted treason. John also offers his daughter Catherine in marriage to the King of Spain.

Prince Mircea of Wallachia approaches the Byzantine diplomat in Dobrujah, offering their assisstance in fighting the Mongols.

  • The Iroquois Confederacy: We tell our people that this sickness is on us we put the sick in diffrant villages for them, we avoided diseased villages and educated others about traveling into infected areas, we stay far from AQbenaki areas, We start to hunt and move around about our nation more, we start to sell furs and beads to other tribes, we make more worshiping places around out nations we start to have  more oral and cultural exchanges with each other, we start to trap animals for fur, we start to make a lot of weapons for the future, we build more longhouses around the nation, peace for now is declared in a state of security for the expansive territories of each Tribe. This also develops major cultural connections within the Five Tribes, we also pass down many stories, we expand moderately southwest and make peaceful contact with any tribes there, we expand swiftly south east, we have many births during this time, this is the region of Hiawatha.
  • Swiss Confederacy: Peasants and citizens in the Confederacy celebrate the overthrow of the Habsburgs in Vienna due to their historical oppression by said dynasty. The Central Council, however, is aware of the Imperial Electors' distrust of the nation who did the overthrowing, Hungary, and they also realise that if Hungary were to gain control over all of Austria while retaining Tyrol it would just mean Austria would be replaced by a different powerful and potentially aggressive nation in the Alps. Additionally, with Hungary having completed the overthrowing of the Habsburgs they realise they stand little to gain from continuing to vouch for the Hungarians to the Electors as they had been the past year. Hence, Heinrich II, Count of Lenzburg visits his brother-in-law Walram IV, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein again, but now agrees with the resistance against the "second Atila" as with the aggressive, problematic Austrians removed from the board the Hungarians' presence no longer benefits the Holy Roman Empire. Heinrich continues to agree with the idea of removing Hungarian control from Tyrol and urges Walram and his fellow Electors to push for the revocation of this status. (Mod response for Nassau) Wenceslaus I, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg (~1337-1388) dies suddenly of an illness, and is succeeded as Duke and Elector of Saxony by his son Wenceslaus II (b. 1374). Because Wenceslaus II is only fourteen years old, his mother Agnes von Lenzburg, sister of Heinrich II, effectively acts as regent for him. She uses her position as regent to, similarly to her brother, urge the other Saxon nobles to push against Hungary controlling HRE territory now that the Austrians are no longer an issue. (Mod response for Saxony) The 3,500 Swiss mercenaries aiding King Louis X of France are maintained. Meanwhile, due to the instability in Austria the joint military of the Swiss Confederacy works on fortifying the eastern border of the nation in the Cantons of Montfort, Sargans and Chur. The Central Council also pays close attention to the emerging conflict between Oldenburg and Lotharingia, but remains silent on this for now. The Canton of Glarus sends an envoy to the Abbey of Disentis to its south, which had been a protectorate of the Counts of Werdenberg-Heiligenberg before their deposition in Werdenberg (now the Swiss Canton of Werdenberg) in 1366. The envoy invites the Abbey to join the Confederacy as the Canton of Disentis, to receive the defensive and trade benefits it had as a protectorate and gain a greater connection with the various fellow Benedictine abbeys in the Confederacy, while retaining domestic control over their territory similarly to the existing Abbey-Cantons of Engelberg, St. Gallen and Salem. (Papal response) Domestically, the government works on improving roads and infrastructure in the Confederacy's oldest territory, the Cantons of Schwyz, Unterwalden and Uri. Bishop of Basel Ludovico Mazzo and Bishop of Constance Kuno von Stoffeln publicly condemn the violent conflict in Austria, while Bishop of Chur Frederick Capet and Bishop of Sion Édouard of Savoy remain silent on this issue for now. The Zürich Library's new card game wherein buyers try to collect coat-of-arms cards of all the Swiss cantons becomes popular with local nobles, particularly young ones, drawing the attention of the Bern Library, who are continuing to sell Aragonese-style playing cards to local nobles. Both libraries are financially benefited by their card-printing.
    • Papal Diplomacy: Pope Clement VI allows that.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: A new technology brought back from the Grand Expedition to Europe, the printing press, comes to the full attention of the Empire. The device is thoroughly studied, and the Empire attempts to replicate it, commissioning numerous devices that press parchment onto blocks of print covered in ink. The first few crude attempts at replication are completely flawed and fail completely. The existing printing press is used by various Ministries to mass produce decrees or documents. With Mogadishu’s textile industry becoming a new lucrative source of income, Ethiopian immigration to Ajuran begins to increase as many try to learn how to weave and/or become a weaver. The Empire encourages such immigration to Ajuran. Trade to the Swahili states increases as merchants continue to routinely travel to the various cities, ranging from Mogadishu to Mozambique. The Empire requests that the Swahili states allow Ethiopia to establish trade offices in each city to improve Ethiopian trade to the region offering to pay a tribute of silks, textiles or ivory for each city that accepts [MOD RESPONSE NEEDED]. Trade also continues with the inland tribes of Central Africa, with Ethiopian merchants trading salt and textiles to the tribesmen in exchange for ivory. The infrastructure of Ethiopia is maintained and expanded as internal trade continues to rise, resulting in more merchants moving throughout the nation. Attempts to introduce the currency into the Imperial cities continue and begin to be met with success, as many merchants begin accepting currency in order to pay lower taxes, guild dues and tariffs. Mints at all Imperial currencies begin minting coins to continue to infuse currency into the economy, with the Ministry of the Treasury keeping careful track of the amount of rupees put into the market. The Imperial Trade Guild works on building a third trade fleet to supplement the guild's current merchant fleet.
    • Swahili states agree to the Ethiopian proposal.
  • Duchy of Austria: Issues that the throne is now placed by william one of the member of the royal family of Habsburg following the Austrian's problematic crisis in Vienna the Germans establish a new law in Austrian society most of congress in Austria confirm that the Bavarian are a minority immigration of people influence of language the minister continues to pay with the duchies during the problematic of this event, the merchants of Germany submit one of the new agriculture settlement movement Jewish bank insists participated in the problem of this crisis in Vienna the Germans built a bridge with the Bavarian border for the trade route of the duchy position with contact to the Habsburg's movement in Europe one of the ports are closed except that of Bavaria which is safety controlled by the authorities the Bavarians agree to trade with the German of Austria for the security and the issues of economic to Royal's rank class superior aswell the jews call that the villager must help the economy of the villages for the support of their life where it agrees to reunite parliament that the Austrians would like to have an access point for the routes trading with Swiss confederency to organize and recovering economy of duchies positions and safety from the aples (Swiss reponse/Mod reponse for the bridge for Swiss border to trade)
  • Georgia: While the quick submission to Timurid demands is criticized, Tamar II and her supporters assert that the arrangement has allowed Georgia to retain its autonomy. Tabriz is annexed, with her relative Paul Hulagushvili renouncing his position of Shah of Tabriz. Instead, he becomes the Duke of Azerbaijan. Tamar II ennobles much of the Turkish elite in the Anatolian provinces, irrespective of their faith; though many have already converted into Orthodox or Armenian-rite Christianity. Idle land is given to these new lords, thus increasing the number of cultivated land and therefore providing a new source of revenue. As a result of this act, the nobility now comprises eight percent of the population (frofive to six percent). The majority of whom are more or less titled smallholders, with only a minuscule number filling administrative offices. The new lords – as new vassals of the Georgian Crown – have to fulfill civil or military service to retain their status (which, for many, translates to five years in the provincial garrisons) in addition to also joining military campaigns. Silver and copper ore is mined in Imereti and Kartli, respectively. The influx of such metals underpins a burgeoning economy. Foreign trade flourishes and brings much wealth to Georgia. Cotton, wool, ceramics (especially lustreware), rugs and carpets are exported; felt, wine, enamelware, saffron, and raw silk are also traded.
  • Mali Empire: The Keita-Sefawa War was arguably not the most destructive civil war of West Africa, but it was certainly the most revolutionary. This wasn't a simple crisis of succession after the death of Mansa Mustafa, but it also represented a greater cultural and religious divide between the Mandike and Chadian peoples. Mansa Musa's conquest of Njimi had forced the Bornu Empire into a personal union with Mali, which was occasionally strained during the civil conflicts under his reign and his son Ayyob. The Bornu Empire traditionally had patriarchal succession, which would prefer Dawud's succession as the older relative, but Mali had direct primogeniture from father to son, which would go to Simba. This was further exasperated by the religious shift under Ayyob's reign, although the West African cultures were much more comfortable under Abu Yunus, the Chadian people were generally reluctant to give up orthodox Sunni. In the opening battles of the war, Dawud was initially successful at pushing across Niger and occupy the northern valley of Nigeria. Simba was surprised at this setback, and quickly became disillusioned by the rampant corruption and mismanagement of Mustafa's administration. Simba began with a clean purge of the military, demoting or exiling officers that were found either corrupt or incompetent. He first kept Dawud's invasion at bay with local militias, until he was able to fully reorganize the Imperial Army after the span of four months. Dawud, however, was probably capable of breaking through Simba's defenses during this time, but for some unknown reason restrained himself. One possible reason is that he expected Simba's army to already be prepared, and wanted to wait until he could secure local support of the Farimas. The other possibility is that Dawud had no desire to actually subjugate the Mali Empire, unlike the civil war of Ayyob, but merely wanted to secure the independence of the Bornu Empire.
  • Kingdom of Hungary and Dalmatia: Victory! With Vienna falling and the Áustrian forces shattered, the members of the Habsburg family who refused to surrender are expelled from Austria, deposed from their throne and forced to give up any claim on the Austrian throne. Furthermore their possessions and treasures in Austria are seized. The Habsburgs are expelled from Austria to wherever they please. However, they will be sentenced to death should they or one of their descendants enter Austria or Hungary without official permission from Pest. Prince Lajos and his wife Dragana are installed as new Dukes of Austria, being confirmed by the local Bishop (mostly for the sake of peace and reconstruction in the country). To appease the local nobles, Lajos puts a great effort into integrating to German culture, learns the language and promises to rule as a very light and wise leader that tries to be as good to the people as possible. One of his first steps toward this goal are large repair efforts of the cities that were destroyed, taxes are cancelled for this year for large portions of the peasants so that the population can recover to some extent. Furthermore the cultures are sponsored. Similar things occur in the capital Pest, where the Royal University of Hungary is founded, an extension of the great library and its laboratories that is merged with a theological education institution of the city. The Polish are offered to take 15,000 men to help out against the Timurids, as they are battle hardened under the leadership of the Prince Stephen VII. However, Hungary would like to have a small monetary compensation (POLAND RESPONSE PLEASE). Commerce in the black sea and along the Danube increases as well. SECRET Sympathetic to the cause of the Celtics and the Oldenburgers, the House of Arpad offers to marry off one of their heirs into Oldenburg or Denmark to ensure support without intervening (MOD RESPONSE PLEASE) SECRET END Furthermore a census is done this year, to estimate the population, potential army size and taxes for the next years (CENSUS PLEASE)
    • Christian V of Oldenburg is not adverse to the idea but he is currently married without any children yet
    • Polish Dip: Wladyslaw agrees to the demand for compensation in the form of loot and to pay for the provide payment after the war. 
  • Papal States: With the conclusion of the war between Hungary and Austria, Pope Clement VI offers safe heaven to all members of the Habsburg Family. All of them are invited to live in the Papal States, safe from the fury of the power hungry Hungarians. The pontiff offers to them a great villa near the city of Civitavecchia [Habsburg response needed, please]. Clement VI and Cardinal Peter Phillarges welcome the Venetian workers and they start to work in the shipyards of Ostia and Civitavecchia. The pope writes to the nations of Northern Italy, proposing an alliance between them and the papacy against nations that try to extend their influence over the peninsula. Clement VI also asks permission to sent catechist priests with copies of the "Catechism" to teach the people about the Catholic faith [MOD response needed, please]. The Coptic community continues to grow at the province of the March of Ancona with the guidance of Bishop Youhanna Daoud, now there is 370 Coptics living in the Papal States. The Holy Father declares Elena Cimorelli as Venerable. The commission approves the miracle of Patriarch Goikoetxea and he is declared Saint by Pope Clement VI. Pope Clement VI officialy excommunicate the radical Lollards in Iceland.
  • Kingdom of Portugal: King Peter-Fernando I accepts Mali's request and also aks if the king could travel and meet their leader. (MALI RESPONSE NEEDED). Meanwhile, Queen Consort Triss becomes gravely ill and fears that she wont survive are high.The army and navy sees significant expansion and modernization while in Porto a statue of King Peter I and inez is built in honur of them.
  • Kingdom of Lotharingia: "Were Di": The Lotharingian army is Victorious at the siege of Ghent, the army capturing the city. Thus another great Lotharingia victory is gained. The schelde river now being in control of the empire, thus most of the trade is safe from the possibility of blockades from countries near the mouth of the Schelde. The soldiers repairing the bridges over the schelde after a day of rest, as these bridges are needed for trade and logistics. The army of 19,000 advancing even further, although their morale is changing. Instead of a defence of the Homeland the war becomes in their eyes, an unacceptable act of Burgundy of suffering on their own population. As the soldiers are only killing and destroying, which does take a heavy toll on the mental health of the army. The Senate on the request of the Armies asking the Duke of Burgundy once more for peace(Burgundine Response). The senate proposing a deal where only the Ghent strip is taking and the rest kept the same, this to ensure the Schelde River and the trade related to it. Trade that is created by the Textile halls, which need so much wool as to have the need to import from England. Thus Lotharingia need to be able to ensure that trafic is possible in her rivers as they are used to transport these wools. This need for Foreign wool being one of the reasons the King wants peace, as then the king can afford to get better deals. One of the most important lands being the trade ports of Norwich, Colchester and Great Yarmouth, as in these lands Lotharingian merchants can trade freely. While the Channels islands are used a lot for the controlling of the English, the senate being unsure what to do with these islands as they are not part of Lotharingia itself but by the King of Lotharingia.
  • Poland-Lithuania: With news of a large host crossing the lands of the Golden Horde Wladyslaw I and his generals Count Waldemar and Prince Boleslaw (formerly Prince Svitrigaila) decide to make a dash for the Dnieper in order to secure a pathway to directly assist Moscuvy and to prevent a potential crossing of this new host across the Wildlands and into Europe. Mobilizing his levies and famed Pancerny, mustering some 35,000 men. Wladyslaw launches a new campaign into the Wildlands using the crossings secured during the previous campaign He sweeps across the lands east of the Bug river advancing quickly to secure a supply line between the frontiers of Poland and the Rus' at Kiev. Before going into battle he calls on his men to fight bravely and stand against the Devil of the steppes once more. Calling upon his men to act as the holy host on the steppes, who shall fight to protect their lands, their families, and their god in the face of the demonic hordes of the Mongols and Turks. He consolidates his main army of 30,000 men into three groups made up predominantly by his Pancerny and and light cavalry and infantry closely connect to assist one another in outflanking and skirmishing hard the MOngols of the golden horde while the 5,000 royal army advance along with the supply chains. A secret offer is extended to the Freemen of the wildlands (proto-Cossacks) requesting their support in exchange for allowing the proto-cossacks to do as they will without interference from the Polish crown (mod response, please). Recruiting some 4,000 of the Kozaks as the Ruthenians call them.Under the command of a local Hetman Nikolay Lupybatko who organized some of the villages into a light infantry auxillary. The Kozak (freemen) host is used as a skirmishing and scouting force and to also attack and to attempt outflank the Mongol force to allow for an encirclement so as to secure the West side of the Dnieper. Following the defeat at the hands of the golden horde Wladyslaw and his forces are forced to withdraw west of the Bug River. He leaves some forces along the bug region while he brings the cossacks and his main force to attack through the Ruthenian Steppes, and sends a request is sent to the prince of Novogrod and Tver requesting that they  combine forces and attack the Golden horde from the north to break through and help Moscuvy who will bear the brunt of the massive horde (mod response). This time following the advise of the Kozak leader Nikolay the cossacks and pancerny bides his time till the forces from Novogrod can join up, so that the men can rest and to prepare for an all out assault taking no prisoners and as quickly as possible before the golden horde can properly respond.
    • 4,000 Cossacks come to work for the ruler of Poland-Lithuania.
    • Novgorod agrees to use the Lithuanian strategy.
  • Kingdom of Eiru: We continue operations in Europe in support of Oldenburg. Heir to the Kingdom of Eiru is known in Eiru as Eion rather than John since Eoin is Gaelic for John. After the Oighear ship operates for two years the navy decides to change its design because most of the sea ice they're encountering is being exported from the north and so they're not finding they're having to break through it but avoid being crushed by it. So they change the design to removed the spoon shaped and sloping bow in favour of an ordinary bow while the waterline and keel are further reinforced and the hull made flatter. There is the continued export of equipment for living in the Arctic to Iceland for use in Greenland. Construction of Blackrock castle in Cork and other construction work across the country is temporarily halted while the bulk of the military are away in Europe.
  • Roman Empire: The merchant economy takes another hit as trade breaks down due to Timur’s invasions. However, productivity remains high and internal demand picks up some of the slack. The rising threat of the Timurids and the Georgians prompts Basileus John V to finally order intense mobilization efforts. The Themes are ordered to commence with mandatory training for several weeks in the summer. Thousands of bows, crossbows, and cords of ammunition are stockpiled and entire villages train with their use. Meanwhile, levy menaulatoi receive large shields they can strap to their forearm leaving their offhand partially free. Fortresses across the east are strengthened and supplies stockpiled to prolong sieges. The cultural boom in Konstantinopolis begins to cool as demand for men, money, and resources flows out from the city to strengthen the Themes. The Thema Konstantinopoli is raised and equipped as a heavy infantry force comprised of some 2,000 heavy menaulatoi and 3,000 more heavy crossbowmen. Work halts on the Hagia Sophia as Patriarch of Konstantinopolis Nilus Kerameus agrees to redirect church funds to expediting the rebuilding of the Theodosian Walls. The Blachernae Walls are also totally rebuilt in the new fashion and 40 percent of the total network is complete by the end of the year.
  • Timur Empire: Following the Golden hordes submission Timur takes 100,000 north to Moscow to raze it. He sends 40,000 south to head to India and begin raids on it giving them orders to cause as much trouble for northern India as possible and to gain large amounts of money. (Algo needed) Timur sends his son south to gain more land and control in persia with an additional 40,000. Timur begins by sending two groups of 20,000 around to burn the surrounding villages of Moscow to the ground and take the wood and other materials from these to construct battering rams and catapults to break the gates and walls of Moscow in order to allow for the entirety of the force to move inside of Moscow and burn it to the ground. "The Europeans have fought Mongols but they are not prepared for what we have brought this is the largest assembly of a horde since the days of Ghengis Khan now we make him proud and outdo what he once did we will rule from Constantinople to China today that begins with the razing of the betrayers of Mongol kind the Russians great city of Moscow to war." Timur says this before the men prepare for battle. (Algo needed).  His son will be traveling through Georgia to take Western Persia and turn it into his own ruling set of tributaries. (Algo needed).
  • Tian China: The reign of the empress regent continues this year, as China continues to experience increasing prosperity and abundance due to the shrewd economic and political practices of the Tian Dynasty and the Empress regent. However, this year will see the empire viciously attacked, as one of the Empress closest political allies, King No U of Korea, who she had previously been friends with, viciously stabs her in the back and tries to invade China and depose her, apperently in the name of restoring her former husband, the Guāngróng emperor, who has been dead for several years by this point and in life majorly humiliated No U and demanded great concessions out of Korea which had seriously damaged Korea’s economy as Guāngróng simply bullied No U into allowing him to essentially rob his country due to his weakness. However, he had supported the empress in taking the throne from him as a result, and this sudden turnaround and sudden bout of insanity in attacking the far superior forces of the Empress Regent leads to her far superior forces, in the form of the 40,000 strong garrison of the Manchurian territories that are directly held alongside 30,000 reinforcements follow the rebelling Korean army into the country, which are cooaperating with and majorly assisted by the empress regents forces. This results in the capital and the rest of the country quickly falling into the hands of the Chinese empire and the loyalists, and although the empress regent has no plans to force herself into Korean affairs personally, she uses the war and the major amounts of assistance she had been forced to provide by the invasion as an excuse to make several demands of the government before she will leave the country, primarily the concession of many of the lands in Manchuria Korea has gained from the previous war with the Mongols and some of the ones they had gained in the war before that, and a gurentee of increased payments of tribute without compensation for the next 20 years, in order to make up for this great political and personal betrayal on the part of the nation, even if it had been one that the loyal members of the country had quickly responded to and crushed. With Chinese forces present throughout the country, and the Koreans in no real position, they are in no position to refuse these demands, but they are expected to be treated much more leniently after this point as long as they agree to it, with Chinese forces fully withdrawing from Korea once they agree (mod response needed). Meanwhile, the construction of the fortress in Kashgar continues, now entering into its fourth year of construction, as the forging of what is intended to be the greatest fortress of the western regions is expected to take a long time, but is now making steady and major progress in its building, with it being expected to be completed within seven years. At the same time, the Chinese renissance also continues, with many more works of architecture and works of literature and poetry composed throughout the year, and the latter famous Luoyang Imperial Gardens first being constructed during this period, as the empress, in a fit of nostalgia inspired by the creation of a number of Japanese style gardens throughout the surrounding areas by settled Japanese samurai who assisted her in the war, offers the construction of a great section of the imperial palace dedicated to a massive Japanese and Chinese Garden, which combines the styles of the Japanese Gardens of her homeland with the styles and aesthetics of modern Chinese architecture and horiculture to produce a stunning and massive area within the palace, which is meant for meditation and personal meditation time for the Empress and her heirs after her. Although this was originally meant as a personal project of the empress, it would latter be massively expanded upon by many of her successors, eventully making it into one of the most famous architectural and horticultural features of the entire city, and serve in the modern day as a major tourist attraction for people from throughout China, alongside the rest of the city.
    • King Chang of Korea complies, and asks if China could intervene against the revolt of their military
  • Hanseatic League: Oldenburg is cut off from all Hanseatic (and therefore German trade) and told to cease their actions against Lotharingia immediately. More to come.
  • Majapahit Empire: With the acquisition of Pagaryuang as a vassal state, orders are given to split it in half between Pagaruyang and the newly established vassal of Sibolga. To finish the subjugation of Sumatra, a messenger is sent to the Lamuri Kingdom requesting that they bend the knee and become vassal to Majapahit threatening war backing up there threats with the recent subjugation of Pagayuan (Mod Response). Mpu Nala is ordered to resume patrolling trade routes in the meantime to protect the trade that has only gained in value due to two competing Kingdoms on the other side trying to secure the spice market. The guild delivers a report proclaiming the massive uptick in profits due to the two kingdoms competing for the market. Expansion on the Molucca islands continue under the oversight of Wikramawardhana. Monks are continously sent out to the point that the number of active monks on Java has declined greatly from it's original numbers yet more still join as monks in order to spread the Buddhuist/Hindu faith. The messenger ship system has proven itself efficient for commununications purposes due to the relative speed an availability of messenger ships. The Agama tax is continued with the Perdagangan tax only applying to Muslim Hindustani merchants. The construction of infrastructure on Sumatra continues under the supervision of Majapahit and gold from Majapahit's coffers in irder to better connect the island.
    • They surrender.
  • The Spanish Crown: As the war drags on further, the battle at Carcassonne moves into the next phase after the French Retreat. The new campsites near the French Defense allow for good scouting of the vicinity as groups of infantrymen protect the southern position starving out the supply for the French while maintaining supply through roads and nearby areas aligned with the Spanish Occupation to allow a solid thrust to be aimed at the French as the beginning onslaught initiated through the means of the launching of a series of catapults, trebuchets, and cannons which permits for the next phase of assault with flamed arrows directed at any defending French Soldiers while those wishing to escape ir attempt a countercharge would be surrounded at the hill and in the best case scenario, would be routed as the Spaniards push against the last forces of the French in their position. With the arrival of English Troops, they are used to assist in the operations of the Spanish. The return of Jose de Roses is welcomed with sad news of the loss of so many brave men but with success and them going down bravely, it was within his mind to stand and hold against the French with defenses as the lines to supply the French ahead of potential engagement were already severed for them, the next phase of enforcing defenses around Beziers and storing more equipment at the Fortress of Montpellier is fulfilled.General Agosto Guzman is given the charge to continue the raids across the vulnerable regions of Occitainie ahead of the French to weaken supplies further, inflict more damage, and overall wreak havoc as the state of France destabilizes further. The raids of French Vessels and Blockade within the Bay of Biscay and English Channel continue to no end making trade by sea perhaps the most depleted source of wealth and income with the mouths of the Loire, Sienne, and Garonne continue to take economic hits and lower the gains for the French as these actions impact Paris directly as down the river, the Spanish stalk their prey. Moreover, spies sent into France to destabilize the region support the movements of the lower class who have been impacted by disruption of supplies, food, and potential wealth which would be resulting in deaths. As a result, the sparks for rebellions are supported [MOD RESPONSE]. Furthermore, various Dukes and those aligned to the French for now are sent requests to support against the House of Capet who unjustly take lead over Paris with them offered more influence and greater benefits if they were to alter their allegiance as the war has dragged and brought nothing but loss and detriment to the French Crown and Nation displaying itself as a clear weakness especially with Burgundy in rebellion and the English Plantagenet and Spanish Barcelona coming down onto France without a sign of true relief or relentment [MOD RESPONSE].
  • Kingdom of France: The recent campaign, while seen as a foolhardy move committed by France's aging generals, has brought some good news. For one, Juan de Roses' legion has been all but shattered, ending the harrassment of Toulouse. The 2,000 victors, a token force in some respects, does not wait to capitalize on their victory. Led by the bold Rogerin Hérisson, a young and vigorous commander who rose through the ranks by merit, they head west and break apart the Spanish supply train piece by piece. Hérisson plunders the Pale of Bayonne, then marches along the coast into Iberia. The army invades Basque Country in an attempt to stifle a primary source of Spanish supplies, but they face heavy resistance from the locals. The siege of Carcassonne enters its fourth year. The city gains a reputation as a meat grinder for both sides, earning nicknames such as "Bloody Carcassonne" and "Carcassonne of the Carcasses". Having launched several failed sallies, the defenders are becoming desperate. Louis X orchestrates a complex set of flanking maneuvers, bringing his army, now numbering 14,000, around the Massif Central by way of northern routes. Coming to the people of central France in defeat, he implores all loyal allies for assistance, arguing that no more will be required of them than they are able to give, and that there can be no nobler cause than the defense of one's homeland. Eyewitnesses report that King Louis was "graceful in defeat, but he stood unwavering", and that his speech "moved a great many hearts". Of Louis' army, 4,000 are sent to reinforce Carcassonne. The rest will stay with the king as he gathers support from the highlands and the countryside. Garrisons are maintained at Toulouse, Nîmes and Bordeaux.

1389

Timor succeeds to raid throughout Rajasthan and Punjab, sacking the city of Vatadhana. General Umar Mirza lays siege to Esfahan in the Timurid's final push for the conquest of Persia, while also demanding monetary and slave tribute from Georgia.

Frans Ackerman was captured and taken prisoner by the Lotharingia forces after the Siege of Ghent. Although he was not the most improtant person of the war, his time in exile is vividly recorded in his official biography. Meanwhile, Philip van Artevelde rises local Flemish peasants to resist the foreign occupation, leading a guerrilla warfare against Emperor Vincent.

Count Albert III of Habsburg continues to claim the title of Duke of Austria while in exile in Rome. He works with the Pope to hopefully rally support of the German Electors and Emperor Vincent to expel "the Huns" from the "Roman Empire". He also suggests the Pope to deal with the insolant Lenzburg family who is trying to influence the electors against him.

With the situation gradually settling down in the Lowlands, the majority of the nobles of France at this point are all fully on board with defending from Spain in the Occitania Conflict. They grant significant control over their levies to the wisdom of King Louis X, or whatever miltiary deputy he assigns.

The City of Modena also secedes from Padania, reducing their size back to greater Milano and Genoa only. After a final revolt by local merchant families in Genoa, the republic manages to suppress all dissonance and restore order. They officially change their name from Padania to the Republic of Milan. Venice likewise has internal disorder, but decides to pull back from their overland territory in order to focus on their overseas trade.

A group of German-speaking partisans known as the Hattebroder begins a series of massacres across Jutland, continuing their revolt against Queen Margaret.

Korea falls into turmoil as King Chang is deposed from power, and multiple rival claimants emerge, all while most of the military power is held by Yin Dan.

John Beaufort, Earl of Somerset suggests that his son should be educated in England, where the best universities and tutors currently are.

Maharajah Hayam Wuruk dies, leaving an empire across Indonesia larger than any previous state in that region. Its tributaries and vassals extend from most of Sumatra through all of Java and Sulawesi.

  • The Iroquois Confederacy: We keep healing the sick.We tell our people that this sickness is on us we put the sick in different villages for them, we avoided diseased villages and educated others about traveling into infected areas, we stay far from Abenaki areas, We start to hunt and move around about our nation more, we start to sell furs and beads to other tribes, we make more worshiping places around out nations we start to have  more oral and cultural exchanges with each other, we start to trap animals for fur, we start to make a lot of weapons for the future, we build more longhouses around the nation, peace for now is declared in a state of security for the expansive territories of each Tribe. This also develops major cultural connections within the Five Tribes, we also pass down many stories, we expand moderately southwest and make peaceful contact with any tribes there, we expand swiftly south east, we have many births during this time, this is the region of Hiawatha.
  • Hanseatic League: These are uncertain times in the Empire. As war erupts across the Flemish states, nations across the seas throw their weight in. Even many nations in the Hanseatic League. Officially, the Hanseatic League is neutral, though it urges its member states not to fight in an sense. The question of a strong Empire vs a weak Empire is hotly debated even between the core Hanseatic States, with Bremen and Rostock supporting a strong Emperor while Lübeck and Hamburg remain opposed. Holstein remains the voice of reason, arguing that the Hanseatic League is not suffering under a strong Empire, while a weak Empire would not necessarily harm the Hansa either. At the Tagfahrt of 1389, Holstein argues that the Hanseatic League must protect her own interests, which means stopping the war from escalating. The core members officially agree to this stance. However, this angers the peasant republic of Dithmarschen, who revolt under a charismatic former member of the Knights Templar. Forces from Bremen and Holstein put the revolt down with relative ease, though this has a massive impact on Dithmarschen's populace. It also springs into action a larger response to the war, particularly Oldenburg's attack. 20,000 men gather on the border, intending to threaten Oldenburg into surrender. Failing that, they intend to draw Oldenburg into an open conflict to weaken their forces before a city assault can be undertaken. (MOD RESPONSE NEEDED). In the meantime, Rostock patrols the coast of Jutland for pirates and rebels stirred up by war and the political crisis in Denmark. Though Hamburg's economy takes a hit from the Flemish wars, the Elbe trade route brings coin from Bohemia and their connected trade nodes. Likewise, wealth from the League flows into Bohemia.
    • Oldenburg makes peace with Emperor Vincent rather than risking war
  • Iceland: Due to the widespread excommunication of the Icelandic People Archbishop Ari writes “95 Vandamál” and translates it into Icelandic Gaelic and sends it to the Scottish and Irish Kings and requests feedback.(Celtic Response Needed) Queen Guðríður requests a matrilineally marriage from Oldenburg(Mod Response Needed). The Queen renames “Lollardism” into “Mótmælandatrú” which supports the Late Ari Arason’s and John Wycliffe’s ideas. We continue to send building material to Greenland.
    • Kingdom of Scotland: King Robert II Bruce appreciates this and studies it thoughrally and shares his feedback with Archbishop Ari Aranson.
  • Empire of Ethiopia: Ethiopians continue to immigrate to Ajuran, seeking to enter the wealthy weaving market. Many are able to find work in Somali weaving workshops, being trained to weave textiles out of Ethiopian cotton. A small Ethiopian community forms in Ajuran and continues to grow as more immigrants flood in seeking opportunities in the textile industry. Trade to Ajuran continues to increase as more and more cotton is sent to Ajuran and Mogadishu textiles are purchased by the Ethiopian nobility and merchant class. Textile technology spreads throughout Ethiopia. However, lacking the knowledge of the Somali weavers, the first Ethiopian textiles are incredibly low quality, with many being used as horse blankets. Efforts to similarly replicate European printing press technology also yields unfavorable results, with the papyrus paper reacting poorly to being pressed with ink. Imperial engineers attempt to find a way to make papyrus printable through the press. As trade with Egypt becomes more tumultuous, many merchants turn to the Swahili city states as a new source of stable trade. With the Swahili cities accepting the Ethiopian offer, agents of the Ministry of Trade and the Imperial Trade Guild are sent to establish trade offices in each city, with large trade offices being established at Kilwa, Mozambique, Zanzibar and Mombasa. Ethiopian merchants trade Indian silks, dyes, textiles, perfumes, and spices for Swahili gold, ivory, tortoise shell, and rhino horn. Ethiopian merchants also continue to trade with inland Central African tribes, trading salt, iron tools, and cotton textiles for ivory and rhino horn. The Empire also continues to infuse currency throughout the Imperial cities, with currency becoming used in Imperial marketplaces as a standard of trade. The Order of St. Anthony continues its efforts to Christianize Ajuran, finding support in the story of Laurentius the Martyr, though some monks dislike a Somali Christian being revered over St. Anthony himself. 
  • Livonian Order: As a German villager in their territory, the agricultural people in their support in need of the government the nobles began to take advantage of their joy in the current territory and the daily life of trade Semigallian, have a hostility in the autonomous of the territorial with the pagan's control Baltic tribes in which region it is controlled by the pagans when the order asked to take the regions which are controlled by the pagans and the state administration' no matter, the Baltic texts are started to be written among Christians of our state also the order continues to pay taxes, settlement and new source added the duchies, also pay the merchandist of the order state the expansion of each pagan Baltic territory opposes a rivalry of the Christian order of the Baltic for the market's tax. Each all the pagan of our territory builds cities in their own choice with the relationship between our payment one of the city become Christianized for the people one and the other become pagan it is a complicated look for explaining to citizen in the Gulf of Riga the Livonian walk to other duchy for important trade and the Teutonic's authority in the whole Baltic the organization of the oder insists on being paid by the Swedish dukes for the army and such thing' the knight attribute to having an organization and hostility relationshp with the pagan for each war for whoever dislike them in each Baltic's territory and payment taxes with the Christians German or Baltics they establish an office in some duchies for port and such thing whoever that the indigeous are convert to Christianity or the pagan religion for they choice and continue followed by the superpower nation in Eastern Europe and such interesting stuff, meanwhile, that the pagans still continue do their job and agriculture to advance their own territory toward dispute with the Baltic Christian nations for own's life purposal.
  • Poland-Lithuania: Hearing of the fall of Moscow and realizing that much worse is in store Wladyslaw moves to act as quickly as possible to prevent another Steppe onslaught like those from the turn of the century. A request is made to the Hansa for a substantial war to hire mercenaries and to pay for a prolonged campaign (Hansa Response). Wladyslaw I also makes a speech saying that if the coalition forces don't succeed what happened to Moscow will occur across Europe with Lwow, Krakow, Warsawa, and Gdansk  being first in line should the Rus' collapse.  Efforts to build some outlying fortifications along the upper Bug are made while great fortresses of Lwow, Vilnius, Polotsk, and Krakow are strengthened. Preparerations for second attempt to break into the steppes are finalized. With 15,000 cavalry from Hungary arriving Wladyslaw and his commanders reorganize the army to better accomodate the Hungarian troops, and improve on the Pancerny. The core of the forces are provided with a modified armor while no armor is on the horseallow for faster charges and to attack in closely packed formation to better devastate the enemy forces, while the lighter armored Pancerny and the light cavalry will be able to attack more flexibly to go between a flanking formation and a wedge formation, all the whie providing for  arrow salvos. The forces make another assault onto the Ruthenian Steppes this time numbering 51,000 troops made up of Polish, Lithuanian, Ruthenian, Kozaks, and Hungarians, Assistance in the war is requested from Wallachia, reminding the Prince that should Poland and the Rus' fall They will more then likely be next. Hetman Nikolay Lupybatko leads the light infantry once more leading skirmishes and acting as shock cavalry in conjunction with the heavy Pancerny, while the Heavy Pancerny are held in reserve  until they are required  and lead devastating charges into the Golden Horde forces, horse archers, are also employed to harrass the enemies once coalition forces have cleared.  (Algo, Needed)
  • Mali Empire: In spite of securing the independence of the Bornu Empire, the Kanem region had already experienced significant cultural assimilation of the Mandike people. Dawud assumed the title of Mansa for himself, in addition to the traditional title of Mai for Kanem. He also established his own Gbara in the city of Njimi, modeled very closely on the government of Mali. However, in Dawud's government clearly had a more theocratic slant in favor of the traditional Sunni elites, as well as favoritism toward the extended Sefawa Dynasty from the mother's side of his family. He further secured trade routes over the Sahara Caravans as far as Egypt and Axum, but for the time being still cut off from the western trade routes still controlled by Mali. Dawud was an avid administrator and charismatic leader, but overall was not as skilled in military as his nephew Simba. Once Simba had fully reorganized his military, he went on the offensive and managed to route Dawud's military as far as southern Niger. However, it was at this point that the Songhai people of Gao raised another peasant revolt against the Keita. This placed Simba's anticipated invasion of Kanem completely on halt, as securing Gao was fundamental to controlling the supply routes from the core regions of Mali toward the east. Ever since Mansa Musa dismantled the Songhai kingdom, archaeology suggests the people gradually dwindled in population, most probably migrated to other neighboring regions. Some historians have recently suggested that this may not have been the case, however, due to the references to the Songhai described by Ibn Battuta. In any event, Simba wanted to ensure this was the last time they attempt a revolt against the Keita. He first crushed the revolt at various smaller battles north and east of Gao, then he implemented a policy that was aimed at the complete extermination of the Songhai identity. He had the military go from town to town to massacre the population, or otherwise deport them to other regions and kingdoms. This form of medieval genocide is often debated by historians on how justified it was. Records from both sides of the war agree that the Songhai revolt was directly allied to Dawud's rebellion, but to what extent is in question. Chronciles in Mali describe everyone as simple as farmers and children all being employed as Bornu agents, but this is not supported by the Kanem records. In the meantime, Simba assumed the title of Mansa himself in Niani, and for the first time had the Caliph of Segu personally organize the coronation. Simba accepts Portugal to come visit the court of Mali in Niani, personally escorted by the Mansa's royal guards. He also asks to buy some ships from Portugal.
  • Sweden-Norway: With the death of King Olaf two years prior, the kingdom has been thrown into disarray. In Norway, Queen Margaret has been accepted as regent, and rules in the name of her 15-year old son Birger, the younger brother of King Olaf. With the support of powerful noble Algot Magnusson, the majority of the Swedish nobility elect Birger as the rightful king, although some nobles have grown tired of the perceived instability of the House of Bjelbo; Haakon had fought a bloody civil war against his father, Olaf had died without issue at the age of seventeen, and now a 15-year old had been elected king amidst great uncertainty. If Birger dies, the House of Bjelbo will fall, nevertheless they keep these views private. Olaf's bethrothed, Margaret of Scotland, who he never had the chance to marry, is bethrothed to Birger. However, the issue remains regarding the revolting Jutish nobles.
  • Majapahit Empire: The news of the death of Hayam Wuruk makes its way across the Empire casting a gloom on one who will be remembered as the greatest leader in Majapahit history and led the Empire to it's peak. Wikramawardhana makes his position as Raja official with the passing of his father leaving him with the responsibility of leading his people into the future and orders the capital of Majapahit moved to Cirebon in orderto be more central in the Empire. With the surrender of the final holdout on Sumatra, the Empire has turned its attention to the Molucca islands to expand the colonies there on the order of Wikramawardhana to control the spice trade on the islands. The rulers of Majapahit's vassals are ordered to send envoys or to come personally to swear their loyalty to the new Raja. A diplomatic party is dispatched from Java to the Kingdom of Singapura demanding it becomes vassal to Majapahit (Mod Response). The vassals of Majapahit on Sumatra are ordered to commit resources and manpower to invest in roads across the island to ensure ease of communications on foot across the island. Irrigation on the Majapahit-controlled portions of island are expanded to better allow for food to be grown on the island. Wikramawardhana orders a census conducted to identify the total population within Majapahit's boundaries to determine it's recent gains from its conquest (Census Needed). Wikramawardhana has ordered the Bhayangkara and Pamburusirah to adopt more widespread use of the hand cannons among the their ranks. The Majapahit navy is ordered expanded to cover the new territory recently seized and assert Majapahit control. The production of cetbangs and rentakas is ordered increased to supply the Majapahit Navy.
    • Singapore surrenders
    • Total population of Majapahit is about 5.7 million (census data wasn't very percise) 
  • Swiss Confederacy: The Central Council is annoyed at the Habsburgs continuing to try and claim relevance in spite of their humiliating military defeat. Heinrich II, Count of Lenzburg (speaking to his brother-in-law Walram IV, Count of Nassau-Wiesbaden-Idstein and Elector of Nassau) and Agnes von Lenzburg (speaking to the Saxon nobles she is the effective regent of while her son Wenceslaus II, Duke of Saxe-Wittenberg and Elector of Saxony, is still a minor) urge the Imperial Electors not to restore Albert III of Habsburg to the title of Duke of Austria, as his self-destructive aggression against Hungary clearly showed he is not fit to lead that nation and if he were to be restored to the title he and his dynasty would just aggress more surrounding nations like Bohemia and Poland-Lithuania and create more trouble for the Holy Roman Empire. Instead, they urge the Electors to appoint third parties to the titles of Duke of Austria and Count of Tyrol (and Hungary’s other HRE vassals, Carinthia and Carniola). (Mod response for Nassau and Saxony) In particular, Heinrich II visits Duke Frederick of Bavaria and urges him to claim the title of Duke of Austria and move to conquer the nation, to prevent both further Hungarian advance and further Habsburg foolishness, as he is the most major nearby HRE lord. (Player or mod response for Bavaria) As England starts to get involved in the war in France again, the Central Council also begins to examine the civil conflicts that have recently occurred there. The Central Council continues to pay attention to the conflict in Oldenburg but remains neutral. The 3,500 Swiss mercenaries aiding King Louis X of France are maintained and the joint military of the Confederacy continues to fortify the eastern border of the nation in the Cantons of Montfort, Sargans and Chur. Domestically, the government funds the expansion of improvement of ecclesial schools and hospitals in the cathedral cities of Basel, Chur, Constance and Sion. The new Canton of Disentis is given a seat on the Central Council, represented by the Abbot of Disentis, expanding the Council’s size to 30 members. The canonisation of Saint Federico Goikoetxea is celebrated in the Western Church of Unterwalden. Meanwhile, in some other Swiss churches clergy begin to create icons of Ulrich VI, Count of Lenzburg, who they see as a great leader who helped transform the Swiss Confederacy from a tiny nation threatened by Habsburg Austria to a power in its own right while the Habsburg dynasty collapsed. Anna von Lenzburg and Amadeus VII, Count of Savoy have a third child, a son named Peter III of Savoy (b. 1389). However, later in the year their second child Godfrey (1385-1389) dies of a disease, leaving Peter III as the heir apparent to the County.
  • Papal States: Pope Clement VI and the Roman curia welcomes the Habsburg Family at Rome. The pontiff gives as residence to the family the Castel San Pietro Sabino in Poggio Miterto. Clement VI gives the title of Lord of Pogglio Miterto to Duke Albert III of Habsburg and annouces that this title will be passed to Albert descendants. To Albert's brother, Leopold the Just, the pope gives Castello di Monte San Giovanni Campano and the hereditary title of Lord of Monte San Giovanni Campano. The Holy Father creates as cardinals Jean de La Grange (France), Guglielmo della Vigna (Papal States), Donato D'Aquino (Papal States), Matthew de Glendonwyn (Scotland) and Thomas Arundel (England). New papal vicars are selected by Clement, they are Albert III of Habsburg (Patrimony of Saint Peter), Donato D'Aquino (Benevento), Jean de La Grange (Comtat Venaissin), Alberto V d'Este (Ancona), Pandolfo III Malatesta (Romagna) and Pino I Ordelaffi (Campagne and Maritime). The news of the destruction of Moscow causes great consternation in Rome. In a homily in the Basilica of Saint John Lateran, Pope Clement VI calls Timur as the Enemy of World, the Scourge and Evil Incarnate. These nicknames become popular in the Papal States when talking about Timur. Catechist priests with copies of the "Catechism" are sent across Europe to teach the people about the Catholic faith. With the help of the Venetian workers, the shipyards of Civitavecchia and Ostia start to produce better ships. The militar centers of the Papal States continue to recruit and train men. In agreement with Duke Albert III, Clement VI writes a letter offering the hand of Albert son, Albert IV, to a member of the De Medici Family. Another letter is sent offering the hand of William of Habsburg, son of Leopold, to a member of the Spinola Family [MOD response needed, please].
    • They agree
  • Kingdom of Hungary and Dalmatia: The Hungarian division, mostly made up of cavalrists finally meet with the Polish forces against the Timurids. Back home, meanwhile, the Prince Imre reaches out to the Bohemian king, and proposes that his daughter Elisabeth could be married to one heir of her age, once she comes of age (which will be in some seven to eight years) (BOHEMIA RESPONSE, PLEASE). Relations with Bavaria are improved once more, as tariffs for trade via the Danube river. Not only make this trade with Germany and the free cities of Bavaria and Franconia easier, but it helps with keeping the Bavarians pleased so they do not intervene on the imperial side. Furthermore, Duke Lajos (now, in efforts to integrate with the German nobles renamed Ludwig) proposes another marriage between his house, the Arpads and the House of Wittelsbach once his son Frigyes (Friedrich in German) or his sister Anne comes of age (BAVARIA RESPONSE, PLEASE). The shipyards in Ragusa are expanded to enforce the trading fleet of Hungary, while the fortification program and infrastructure improvements continue. The Holy Roman Emperor is assured that Hungary has now further interest in invading more opf Germany, unless they are under threat, in which case Hungary fight with all its might against the Germans.
  • Tarascan-Toltec Empire | Warring States of Mesoamerica: This year marks the end of the Tarascan-Toltec Empire. As Cazonci Xitlálnolli sees it, the end has arrived. The Toltec army, tired of fighting for the Cazonci, disband into numerous factions under the control of varying dynasties. With this, the Sovereign Kingdoms of Xalisco, Nahuatl. Huastec-Toltec, Mixteca, Oaxaca, Zapotek, Chichimeca, and K'iche are formed among the various warlords and dynasty's that have been established. Cazonci Xitlálnolli commits suicide based on his failure, being succeeded by the Twin Cazonci's Necalli and Nelli. Both warriors in their own namesake, the entire region falls further into disarray as territories shift and states solidify. Necalli and Nelli equally reform the Tarasco Kingdom in an effort to maintain the Tarascan borders. One thing is for sure: the period of tribalism has ended, and the third stage of the Flower Wars has started.
  • Kingdom of Eiru: The suggestion that the heir to the Kingdom of Eiru should be educated in England because the education is superior is taken as an insult to the nation. Queen Fionnuala and her cousin Brenadnus reject the idea of education Eoin in England aware of the hostility from the nobility. Most of the Irish Kings remain sceptical of the Earl of Somerset and hostility against him grows. The war continues regardless with it being an interruption in most of the petty bickering and potential changes in Ireland.
  • Kingdom of Portugal: For the first time in recorded history,a Portuguese monarch walks on mlian soil when King Peter-Fernando I accepts the invitation from the Malian emperor. When the king arrives he is joined by his 25-man strong royal Lifeguard Regiment.Many Portuguese scholars are also there on a secret missio:to scout out the defense and army capabilities of Mali and eventually find out if anyone would want financial support from Portugal.
  • Kingdom of Lotharingia: "Were Di": The Lotharingian army has captured one of the enemy rebels who's name is Frans Ackerman, Ackerman being one of the leaders of the reisers. An anti-Lotharingia and pro-flemish force, the King and the senate deciding that for the moment being punishment shouldn't be handed out. This is due to the difference with the case of Bishop Arnold II, As Ackerman is foreigner by all standards. Ackerman only following commands from Philip van Arteveld, thus being a man loyal to his own cause which means he has honoured his contract with his own lord and people. In the mainwhile in Ghent the Lotharingian senate once more, offers the Duchy and County of Burgundy a truce to discuss peace. (Burgundy Response). As the soldiers begin to get tired of the constant warring, as they want to return to their own states within the empire. The empire needing the troops for the possible fight against invadors from the east, the Huns and Timurids gaining in power. Thus peace and money are desired, Money that's used to help build infrastructure. In Lotharingia this infrastructure is mostly damns and bridges over the damaged Schelde river, the war taking its toll on ghent. 
    • Burgundy accepts the truce, and begins to discuss peace terms. -Rex
  • Timur Empire: With the successful taking and defeat of the Rus' in Moscow Timur razes Moscow to the ground taking any and all valuables with him and his forces as he goes back toward the Golden Horde, he leaves 40,000 men under the command of his second in command Behzad Rastegar along with the Golden Horde forces with orders to subjugate and ruin Novgorod and the Rus' and any who stand in the way. Timur takes his other 60,000 south to assist his son against Esfahan and the other Persians. 20,000 are sent to annex Kerman and bind it to the Timurids. 30,000 under the command of his son are dispatched to wrap up the Esfehan conflict. (two algos needed) A group of 50,000 forces in the north with the Golden Horde begin their travel to the city of Novgorod in an attempt to remove them from the war directly They are ordered to ravage the countryside before actually making there move on Novgorod.On his way to Novgorod the general ravages all villages and sacking everything in his path if they don't fight him until they reach the city they ravage every inch of country side they have if they still don't come out we make siege engines and break down gates and walls then allowing the troops in.(Algo needed) The other 17,000 are put on patrols around Golden Horde territory. Timur prepares his forces for the invasion of Northwestern India. He organizes the 80,000 and begins his full raid of Northwestern India he plans to bind as much of it as possible to the title of Timur. (Algo needed)  
  • Roman Empire: The defeat of the Rus at Moscow is concerning to say the least. The news of the Martyrs of Christendom or the Martyrs of the Steppes reach Constantinople through whispered word and solemn song. The attack strikes a certain degree of panic into Roman merchants and citizens in Crimea. Thousands flock to Theodosia and Bosporos seeking safety in the cities’ walls. Basileus Andronikos and his men, accompanied by an additional 4,000 Dorbujan and Wallachian soldiers arrive at the Danube at the border between Wallachia and Dobruja. There they begin reinforcing the fortress at Tulcea and construct a series of smaller outposts along the gap between the Carpathians and Tulcea along the Siret River. Money and permission to execute these works is sought from the Dobrujan and Wallachian Princes as well as the Bulgarian Crown. (Bulgaria, Dobruja, and Wallachia response) ​​​​Meanwhile, Basileus John V continues work at home to ready the nation. Levies continue to drill and although inexperienced the army is increasingly disciplined. Ammunition is stockpiled and the granaries filled with the imperial treasury. The preparations have been a strain to be certain and after the Timurids are repelled there will have to be time to recover. The Walls of Constantinople are rushed to completion and several small naval cannons mounted on the tops of the walls. Greek fire siphons and springalds are also placed in the low towers to decimate enemy troops if they decide to charge the walls. Despite the shadow of war, the cultural resurgence that had taken Constantinople does not quickly abate. Although spending on statues, works of art, and mosaics falls the scholars remain, if down on their luck for the most part.
  • Burgundy: In Burgundy, after many years of combat against both the Lotharingians of Germany and the French king, Duke Philip the Bold agrees to a truce with the former in order to more fully defeat the latter. With England joining Hispania and Burgundy against France, the Duke decides to split his 18,000 troops into two groups: 9,000 will accompany the English in the north of France (using Flanders as a base of operations), and 9,000 will accompany Hispania in the south (using the County of Nevers). Meanwhile, the Duke offers a full alliance to England (Response), to join Hispania as the nation's primary allies. Finally, a marriage offer is given to Louis II of Anjou, the son of our ally. The proposal is for Marie, Louis' older sister, to wed John - the heir to Burgundy (Mod Response).
    • The marriage of Marie Anjou to John de Valois is accepted.
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