• Colonialisation. A forum RP. Try not to catch Malaria.
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Say goodbye to El gremio de comerciantes en el Nuevo Mundo, and say hello to The Europa Trade Conglomerate.
[I][b]Thought for the day: Let's kill everyone who disagrees with us.[/b][/I] [b]Nova Orbis: Anno Domini 1564[/b] [img_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/lOodd.png[/img_thumb] Players: Liem - England (Crown Colony) - (Red) * Mountainwatcher – Portugal (Private Colony) – (Green) * Ruskie – France (Crown Colony) - (Dark blue) Canuhear – Spain (Private Colony) – (Dark Yellow) * Dr Insy - Portugal (Private Colony) – (Dark Green) * (Players marked by an * indicates this is a state supported by/helped strongly by slavery) Players are represented by a variant of the base colour of their motherland. Original base colour means this is the oldest/main colony of their nation. Portugal (Green) (Catholic) France (Blue) (Catholic) England (Red) (Protestant) Spain (Yellow) (Catholic) Denmark (Orange) (Protestant) [b]Trade and some interaction with areas and Kingdoms/nations outside the existing map is permitted.[/b] Bear in mind, just because an area is coloured in doesn't mean it is extensively populated, only claimed without resorting to war. The number of Europeans in the New World is barely over 500,000. EVENTS OF 1560-1564 -The citizens of Nuremberg see what appears to be an aerial battle followed by the appearance of a large black triangular object and a large crash (with smoke) outside the city. -http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Himmelserscheinung_%C3%BCber_N%C3%BCrnberg_vom_14._April_1561.jpg -Sweden conquers Estonia. -The council of Trent finally closes. -Naples prohibits kissing in public under penalty of death. -Garcia de Orta publishes Colóquios dos simples e drogas da India in Goa, the first text in a Western language on tropical medicine and drugs, including a classic description of cholera. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2b/Flag_of_Milan.svg/300px-Flag_of_Milan.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of England and Ireland – Liem[/b] -A plague kills over 20,000 in London. [b][I]New England – Liem[/I][/b] -The colony, expressing a desire for troops for protection, has some sent over by the crown. They are still loyal to the monarch however, rather than the colonies. -Exploration is conducted throughout the Eastern Seaboard, and trade links strengthened or established with the natives. -Food production facilities are expanded, mostly focusing on fishing and basic agriculture. Bread, salted fish and potatoes help extend the diets of those here greatly. -As the colonies grow steadily, they begin to grow into settlements resembling those back home in Europe. The lack of a plantation system encourages investment into improving the lives of those who live here along with the economies. Some iron and wood is produced enough to allow ship repairs and building on some limited scale. -Trade tries to be set up with the natives. Unfortunately the only thing in bulk they offer that the Europeans require at the moment is animal pelts. Meanwhile the only thing the Europeans can offer are various manufactured goods. Luckily, pelts are in high demand in Europe (Especially moreso due to the mini-ice age!) [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/Flag_Portugal_%281495%29.svg/320px-Flag_Portugal_%281495%29.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of Portugal – Mountainwatcher. Dr Insy.[/b] - Assemblies of the estates are annoyed that they do not have more say in government affairs. (Who help provid the greedy bastard with his money.) [img]http://www.niggaupload.com/images/n0EQb.png[/img] [b][I]Companhia das Quinas Americanas - Mountainwatcher[/I][/b] -After the bankruptcy, the company begins to lend money to the crown. With it being one of the best bulwarks of Portuguese financial security, the company begins to slowly influence the court more and more. -Expansion continues inland into Brazil, and plantations are expanded likewise. -Urban centres have schools and universities set up, and those whom can read are sent out to do public readings of books to people. Despite the low literacy rate, many people benefit from the readings. Reading of religious and agricultural texts along with folklore are especially popular. -10 men are sent to the French to call them Riotous Rudolphs. The tiny detachment of men being sent each time has been nicknamed “The silly army”. It adopts a duck as their mascot. -The silver trade is expanded with the Chinese, and the Indians also enjoy buying the Portuguese tobacco and other nice goods. -Portuguese colonies continue to expand, working around the vast unexplored and hostile interior to make a habitable band around it. [img]http://www.niggaupload.com/images/YnSlx.jpg[/img] [b][I]Cienia of Niesmiertelni - Dr Insy[/I][/b] -This company also loans money to the crown, and helps to gain increasing influence in Government affairs. -Explorers are told to explore North America until they find something important. They discover the Grand canyon, redwood trees, scorching deserts, interesting myriads of peoples, and even a beehive. -They do manage to trade various things. It turns out that quite far north there are people who are willing to sell animal furs. -The French rapidly cut off Portuguese expansion north. In light of this, the colonies are forced to colonise the remaining West coast of Mexico. -Maize and grapes are grown extensively, with raisins and maize wine becoming popular for consumption along with popcorn and grape wine. -The Japanese sell the company maps on East Asia, which are used to compliment and expand existing knowledge. -The ports and infrastructure in both colonies are greatly extended, allowing for improved trade as ships and carts move faster and more easily. -Some gold mining is conducted on a reasonable scale. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dd/Flag_of_New_Spain.svg/200px-Flag_of_New_Spain.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of Spain – Canuhearme[/b] -Madrid is declared the capital of Spain by Philip II. [img]http://www.niggaupload.com/images/EKPGT.png[/img] [b][i]The Europa Trade Conglomerate – Canuhearme[/i][/b] -Colonists, mostly from the Netherlands and Germany are recruited in significant numbers. -Expansion grows massively along the Mississippi river, with the productive farms allowing for population growth. -The Company forcibly annexes East Borneo, resulting in a war erupting. The local sultanates split into two sides, and battles start to erupt throughout the island. Forts are lost and gained by both sides and villages raided. -Indian princes continue to be allied with, and are slowly blackmailed by the company or allied with to take out other princes. Eventually, an area of Eastern India has control loosely established over it by the company. Control is still rather loose. -One Prince agrees to let the company have significant powers. In return, he and company military forces will gradually annex and expand their holdings. -The company decides to focus on promotion of slaves having children. To allow for this, their rights are marginally extended and they are Christianised along with allowed to marry and have kids. It has yet to cross anybodies minds that the horrible working conditions and cruelty take lives, and thus more have to be bought. In the plantation colonies, the slaves are ruled by tiny numbers of company overseers who utilise fear. -Dye production is slowly monopolised by the company. -Swamps around New Orleans are slowly drained. A lot of flat land is gained for agriculture, but floods are a risk. Embankments are constructed to avoid this problem, and begin to slowly change the course of the river. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Pavillon_royal_de_la_France.svg/200px-Pavillon_royal_de_la_France.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of France – Ruskie[/b] -An edict stops the persecution of the Huguenots, until Ultra-Catholics massacre 80 of them in Amiens. -A short civil war breaks out in France over religion, ending with an edict granting more rights to the Huguenots. Tensions are still remarkably high however. -English and Scottish forces both aid the Huguenots. [b][i]New France – Ruskie[/i][/b] -Expansion into California and Argentina is further conducted. The French King is curious as to why the place is even named Argentina. -The Poortuguese are cut off by French expansion, who despite good relations and trade are understandably annoyed at this. -An administration slowly grows as the population grows. Taxes are conducted, standing armies begin to be kept, and some navies likewise. -Another statue is built commemorating the men that called the Poortuguese governor a Tumultuous Tim. There are now a large number of statues around for some reason. -The slave trade makes the French so wealthy, that it is said that the houses of Paris are cemented with the blood of slaves. -Naval ports expand massively throughout Argentina to accompany the larger and larger ships coming in and out. [img]http://blog.justlanded.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/denmark-flag-300x200.gif[/img] [b]Kingdom of Denmark and Norway – Van Keao[/b] -Seems quiet. [img]http://change-production.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/wordpress_copies/uspoverty/2010/10/dcCarrotmobFlag-250x150.jpg[/img] [b]Arla Culinary – Van Kaeo[/b] -Quiet, isn't it? [b]Ecological/Economic/Social/etc events[/b] -As the world becomes more closely connected, it is now starting to actually feel smaller to people. Cultures and languages once alien are slowly becoming more familiar. -The Snaphance gun has been introduced, and is slowly increasing in popularity. As warfare continues to evolve, armour is slowly being ditched in favour of easily recognisable uniforms. -People are becoming increasingly uneasy in this time as religious strife continues on and on. Some are even beginning to accept this new life, and others are trying to ignore religious troubles to focus on other problems. -Plague epidemics are still devastating, but are gradually becoming easier to control. Most people know that staying near a place known to have the disease is unwise. -So many slaves have been transported to the New World that the plantations throughout the Caribbean are massive producers of especially lovely goods like sugar or tobacco. The goods being produced has led to most Europeans being able to try some of these things at least once in their life. [b]Music of 1560-1564 - Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Missa Papae Marcelli[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbkvLjI5MNw[/media] Send in new turns please. Use this format for commands. [Quote] Motherland actions: (Try to get investors, colonists, royal support, etc) Exploration actions: (Where to explore, how to explore, etc) Colony actions: (Establishment, expansion, economic focus, etc) Foreign affairs: (Interacting with native groups, criminals, pirates, foreign governments, etc.) [/quote] If a new player, use this in additon. [quote] Kingdom/Nation: Headquarters: Company name: Company flag: (Only private companies may have flags/names, crown colonies fly the flag of the Motherland) [/quote] Send this to me via PM. Please send in all turns titled as "Kingdom/Company name - Turn 17 – Playername" Playable NPC colonies already existing. 1. New Spain. (Base Yellow) 2. French Company (Base Blue) 3. Danish Company (Base Orange) 4. Portuguese crown colonies. (Light Green)
Yes, My turn worked out well
Jesus fucking christ are you serious another turn already?
Man, if only E&R and the other RPs' could churn out top-notch quality turns at a speed like this. That would be so fantastic.
At this rate we will eventually start to enter the Enlightenment. Also please note to be a member of the Enlightenment, you must go to Ben Franklins house and sign a form. We meet every Tuesday at 2pm above the library.
Age of Enlightenment 100 years ahead of schedule? Sounds like fun.
"Poortuguese" I am offended.
In 1580, the Portuguese king is going to die leaving no heirs, triggering a succession crisis. The one picked to be next king is going to be a Spanish King. Unless a certain someone that's been getting loads of power threatens to leave if it doesn't get elected/stages a coup.
The sooner we get to muskets and line formation warfare, the more interesting this will become. [QUOTE=MountainWatcher;35852874]In 1580, the Portuguese king is going to die leaving no heirs, triggering a succession crisis. The one picked to be next king is going to be a Spanish King. Unless a certain someone that's been getting loads of power threatens to leave if it doesn't get elected/stages a coup.[/QUOTE] [quote]Kingdom of Spain – Canuhearme[/quote] Oh hey there.
I have 2 fucking turns in. Where the fuck are you people? [editline]7th May 2012[/editline] Also you guys can still affect events in Europe, for example the wars of religion in France. Who will win? Catholics or Protestants? More at 11.
[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;35853100]The sooner we get to muskets and line formation warfare, the more interesting this will become.[/QUOTE]I personally can't wait for the French Revolution and the Revolutionary wars that follow in it's lead. Much fun will be had.
Send your turns in, ya twats.
Going to send my turns in in the next 2 hours, sorry for the wait.
[QUOTE=Dr. Insy;35873490]Going to send my turns in in the next 2 hours, sorry for the wait.[/QUOTE] So where is it?
[QUOTE=Sobotnik;35875806]So where is it?[/QUOTE] I'm so sorry. Just got loads of stuff to do, sent them in now.
[I][b]The Netherlands rebellion: Spanish declare war on terror.[/b][/I] [b]Nova Orbis: Anno Domini 1568[/b] [img_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/Ory7F.png[/img_thumb] Players: Liem - England (Crown Colony) - (Red) * Mountainwatcher – Portugal (Private Colony) – (Green) * Ruskie – France (Crown Colony) - (Dark blue) Canuhear – Spain (Private Colony) – (Dark Yellow) * Dr Insy - Portugal (Private Colony) – (Dark Green) * (Players marked by an * indicates this is a state supported by/helped strongly by slavery) Players are represented by a variant of the base colour of their motherland. Original base colour means this is the oldest/main colony of their nation. Portugal (Green) (Catholic) France (Blue) (Catholic) England (Red) (Protestant) Spain (Yellow) (Catholic) Denmark (Orange) (Protestant) [b]Trade and some interaction with areas and Kingdoms/nations outside the existing map is permitted.[/b] Bear in mind, just because an area is coloured in doesn't mean it is extensively populated, only claimed without resorting to war. The number of Europeans in the New World is barely 550,000. EVENTS OF 1564-1568 -The Ottoman Empire arrives in Malta, and begins a great big siege. -The Battle of Talikota takes place in Southern India, resulting in the end of the last Hindu state as the Muslims grow more influential and powerful here. -The Oprichnina set about Russia on a wave of terror. -Pope Pius V succeeds Pope Pius IV as the 225th pope. -He proceeds to expel all the prostitutes from Rome. Many people cheer this before secretly grumbling. -The Ming government officially revokes all laws banning trade. (Minus Japan, whom only exports tentacle porn.) -A 1 year old infant rises to the throne of Scotland. The Scots have a long tradition of capable infants for monarchs. -Religious freedom is declared in Hungary, the first such place in the world to do so. -The Russians and Ottomans go to war over Astrakhan. Well that's alright then. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2b/Flag_of_Milan.svg/300px-Flag_of_Milan.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of England and Ireland – Mr Face[/b] -The pencil is invented. -Physicians in London are permitted to carry out human dissections. -The Exeter canal is constructed, the first such artificial waterway in England. -Mary Queen of Scots flees here after blowing up her husband in an act of terrorism. She is then arrested and stuck in jail. [b][I]New England – Liem[/I][/b] -The colony jumps onto the fur trading idea, and is the first colony to seriously start investing into fur production. Amazingly nobody had thought of this for over 60 years, and subsequently it becomes a large industry. -Fur trappers fan outwards, and begin to also recruit the help of various natives. As guns are bought by the colony are utilised by colonists and natives, the trade routes begin to steadily grow and extend influence. -Natives and fur trappers are often brought into the colonial army, acting as specialised skirmishers. -With their expensive wheellock rifled muskets, they are deadly and silent. These men are however low in number, and costly to lose. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/Flag_Portugal_%281495%29.svg/320px-Flag_Portugal_%281495%29.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of Portugal – Mountainwatcher. Dr Insy.[/b] -The Portuguese King is increasingly petitioned by the estates general to call more regular meetings. After a lot of harassment and crying, they meet at least once a year to discuss issues. The twin colonial companies are given representation as well to an extent. [img]http://www.niggaupload.com/images/n0EQb.png[/img] [b][I]Companhia das Quinas Americanas - Mountainwatcher[/I][/b] -The city of Rio de Janeiro, is founded. -Loans to the crown have interest rates upped, the monarch kindly allowing the company to have more say in affairs if they “Reduzire a taxa de juros.” -The company begins to expand into Florida, taking great care to enslave the Indians. The Indians respond the best way possible. Some of them fight, some of them swap sides to hunt for slaves, and others flee. -Trees are clearcut, and the land is ruthlessly drained to make way for plantations and farms. The thousands of slow moving streams become a few dozen rivers. -The company begins to send representatives to the French court to socialise with them. (And next on the agenda is to decide on where the Company Christmas party will be held) -A statue is built to commemorate the Riotous Rudolphs of South America. -Due to the efforts of having public readings of books, and new agricultural techniques, four field rotation is introduced to the colonies. [img]http://www.niggaupload.com/images/YnSlx.jpg[/img] [b][I]Cienia of Niesmiertelni - Dr Insy[/I][/b] -Exploration is conducted eastwards of the existing colonies, spreading into Northern Mexico and Texas. -A strongly worded letter is sent to the French complaining about the blocking of expansion of exploration. ;_; -Towns and harbours in the colonies are focused on having star forts built in the Italian style. Given the few numbers of towns they can work with, they might as well focus on them. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dd/Flag_of_New_Spain.svg/200px-Flag_of_New_Spain.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of Spain – Canuhearme[/b] -Calvinists go mad and destroy religious art in the Netherlands. The Spanish are finding it hard to maintain order as the area collapses into chaos. A new governor is sent to try and keep the lid on the boiling pot. -The doubloon is minted for the first time. -War finally erupts in the Netherlands. A Dutch force manages to succeed for a while before the Spanish utterly crush it in the battle of Jemmingen. -William of Orange invades the Southern Netherlands, and is defeated by the Spanish. [img]http://www.niggaupload.com/images/EKPGT.png[/img] [b][i]The Europa Trade Conglomerate – Canuhearme[/i][/b] -Badly accented groups of natives, Danes and some other odd people are raiding Spanish settlements. They appear to be wearing Portuguese uniforms, but poorly speak the language. -Four field crop rotation is spreading throughout the colonies. -Soldiers from recent wars are recruited by the company to help extend and maintain the colonial army. -The company helps to pay off loans for the Spanish government, for which Philip is grateful. -To increase profits, farms throughout the midwest are focusing everything into production of food. It is noted once exported to the plantations, they can be fed with cheap food, resulting in of course, more hands and land for sugar or tobacco. -An edict is published, punishing the worst excesses of slavery. Among such rights now given to slaves is the ability to freely marry, to buy freedom (Nearly impossible) and not to be killed or too badly mutilated. -The midwest colonies are kept free of slaves, instead being populated with Europeans. Tobacco is also grown, but without slaves it is unprofitable. -A few cotton plantations are set up, but prove to be excruciatingly time consuming to process. The only thing that can be done is to grow both American and Indian strains here. -The company decides to outsource to India, buying cotton from them and selling it in Europe. The fact that it is sold fully processed pisses off the Spanish, who want it to be processed in Spain. -Military barracks and forts begin to be set up in India to strengthen company holdings. -The local prince the company has a deal with is told that with help they can take over weaker princes. Whilst he gets the jewels and gold and many virgins, the company gets lucrative trading deals and permission to build and maintain fortifications. -The Sultan of Borneo is slowly pushed back in a war, and finally he agrees to a peace treaty with the Spanish. He angrily looks at the other residents of the island, swimming in money for joining the Spanish. The poor workers do not count. -Jesuit missionaries request the company permission to spread their faith in India. -Galleons are commissioned for use by the company, along with merchantmen. -Central administrative buildings are set up by the company. People demand the right to form assemblies in them, but the governors won't take any this plebian shite. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Pavillon_royal_de_la_France.svg/200px-Pavillon_royal_de_la_France.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of France – Ruskie[/b] -The Second War of Religion begins in France when the Prince of Condé and Gaspard de Coligny fail in an attempt to capture King Charles IX and his mother at Meaux. The Huguenots do capture several cities (including Orleans), and march on Paris. The French King is forced to make a number of concessions to the Huguenots in the process after the war ends. -The Third War of Religion begins in France after an unsuccessful attempt by the Royalists to capture Condé and Coligny, the Huguenot leaders. -Catholics and Protestants regularly massacre each other in various towns and cities during this time. Perhaps somebody can affect the outcome of this civil war? [b][i]New France – Ruskie[/i][/b] -With the Huguenots in France clearly not liking things, most of them bugger off to the colonies to seek a new life. Religious tensions begin to rise between the dissenting groups of Catholics and Protestants. -Much of the same stuff happens before. But I shall make it as interesting as possible. -The French governor BALANCES THE BOOKS, he ruthlessly scribbles down on paper the taxes collected this year. -The economy continues to grow steadily, and religious zealots become displeased when things get better as opposed to worse. -The main difference is the massive focus on the Pacific colonies, which start to produce lovely wine and grain. Snooty people recline in Californian shade, drinking wine, eating bread and figuring out why the poor are so poor. -African slaves continue their depressing journey to the Americas, working in plantations for a pittance of a pittance in the form of food. -11 men are sent to the Poortuguese, calling the governor a Beleaguered Bob. A large party is held, and before people are pissing in the streets. [b]Ecological/Economic/Social/etc events[/b] -The result of the policies of Ivan is the complete shift of authority to the Tsar over Russia as it becomes a despotic empire. The place is becoming a repressive and backwards land. Russia grows scraggy crops of buckwheat and rye, and the people are mired in sluggish social immobility. This land seems cursed to be one of poverty, ruled by despots for the rest of time. -The spread of the printing press, resulting in printing houses, run by guilds that mass produce as many books as possible as demand rises due to Spanish and Portuguese requests to buy books. -Cheaper substitutes for paper made from cloth rags results in increased demand for textiles. -Textile industries are put under stain to switch to cotton from wool, but this has serious problems in that only India is a good supplier of it, picking the cotton is labour intensive, and spinning and weaving it is a slow process. -As cotton becomes increasingly demanded, taxes are put on it by wool producing countries to prevent problems with home industries. -Mercantile policies are becoming more and more popular. -Shipbuilding is changing. Due to cannons becoming more important, the old forecastle is slowly being lowered to make room for extra guns. [b]Music of 1564-1568 - Ricercare II - Diego Ortíz[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4bTlySWnLdc[/media] Send in new turns please. Use this format for commands. [Quote] Motherland actions: (Try to get investors, colonists, royal support, etc) Exploration actions: (Where to explore, how to explore, etc) Colony actions: (Establishment, expansion, economic focus, etc) Foreign affairs: (Interacting with native groups, criminals, pirates, foreign governments, etc.) [/quote] If a new player, use this in additon. [quote] Kingdom/Nation: Headquarters: Company name: Company flag: (Only private companies may have flags/names, crown colonies fly the flag of the Motherland) [/quote] Send this to me via PM. Please send in all turns titled as "Kingdom/Company name - Turn 18 – Playername" Playable NPC colonies already existing. 1. New Spain. (Base Yellow) 2. French Company (Base Blue) 3. Danish Company (Base Orange) 4. Portuguese crown colonies. (Light Green) [b]A MAP OF THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE ADDED IN 1580[/b]
[quote]-Badly accented groups of natives, Danes and some other odd people are raiding Spanish settlements. They appear to be wearing Portuguese uniforms, but poorly speak the language.[/quote] [B]I bet the English did this.[/B]
4 more turns needed now. Cmon....
Update: I just realized I spelt "Colonisation" wrong.
[I][b]Catholicism illegal in Protestant lands: Father Ted public enemy No. 1[/b][/I] [b]Nova Orbis: Anno Domini 1572[/b] [img_thumb]http://i.imgur.com/m3voD.png[/img_thumb] Players: Liem - England (Crown Colony) - (Red) * Mountainwatcher – Portugal (Private Colony) – (Green) * Ruskie – France (Crown Colony) - (Dark blue) Canuhear – Spain (Private Colony) – (Dark Yellow) * Dr Insy - Portugal (Private Colony) – (Dark Green) * (Players marked by an * indicates this is a state supported by/helped strongly by slavery) Players are represented by a variant of the base colour of their motherland. Original base colour means this is the oldest/main colony of their nation. Portugal (Green) (Catholic) France (Blue) (Catholic) England (Red) (Protestant) Spain (Yellow) (Catholic) Denmark (Orange) (Protestant) [b]Trade and some interaction with areas and Kingdoms/nations outside the existing map is permitted.[/b] Bear in mind, just because an area is coloured in doesn't mean it is extensively populated, only claimed without resorting to war. EVENTS OF 1568-1572 -The Union of Lublin unites the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania into a single state, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. Pol-Lith ball strong. -Gerardus Mercator devises the Mercator projection. -The first modern atlas is published in Antwerp. -Novgorod is completely ransacked by Ivan the Terrible. With the destruction of this city, the last hopes for reform in Russia are destroyed. The city collapses into a ruined town, and the Livonian war takes a bad turn after it is realised he ruined his own major city. -To further make problems worse, the Crimean Khan burns down Moscow. Ivan loses his shit completely. He gets revenge in the battle of Molodi later. -The Ottomans conquer Cyprus, and then go on to lose the battle of Lepanto. The invincibility of the Ottomans is waning. -The Austrian nobility is granted freedom of religion. No word yet on the poor. -Wanli becomes Emperor of Ming China, the Ming trudging on into the twilight years of their rule of China. -A supernova is observed by Tycho Brahe, who goes on to challenge the idea that stars cannot change. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2b/Flag_of_Milan.svg/300px-Flag_of_Milan.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of England and Ireland – Mr Face[/b] -The first lottery takes place in England. The funds raised from it go towards repairing the harbours. -The lords of the north rise against the queen due to the oppressive policies against the Catholics. -They unsuccessfully attempt to put Mary Queen of Scots on the throne. -The Royal exchange is opened in London. -The House of Commons of England introduces the first pro forma bill, symbolizing its authority over its own affairs. -Mathew Baker introduces the idea of designing a ship on paper first before building it. [b][I]New England – Liem[/I][/b] -Cannons begin to be shipped over to protect the colonies, along with a large number of dispossessed peasants left unemployed due to the enclosures. -Fishermen and fur trappers are greatly encouraged to expand activities, and soon trading posts and hunting lodges are spreading over the forests which barely existed half a century prior. Furs and fish helps to keep these colonies fairly wealthy. -Natives begin to be brought, along with fur trappers into a semi-professional military force. It mostly acts as a militia that polices the colonies and also raids various tribes that the English don't happen to like. (Or the tribes the English allied with don't happen to life.) -Some English caravans go missing, and some befuddled Portuguese men end up having some explaining to do. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/4/4d/Flag_Portugal_%281495%29.svg/320px-Flag_Portugal_%281495%29.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of Portugal – Mountainwatcher. Dr Insy.[/b] -The king agrees to reduce tax rates on the condition that the company helps pay his debts. This move proves especially popular with the population of Portugal and the colonies. The result however is goods are more cheaply imported, and some home industries begin to suffer as a result. [img]http://www.niggaupload.com/images/n0EQb.png[/img] [b][I]Companhia das Quinas Americanas - Mountainwatcher[/I][/b] -The company starts to expand their holdings in Florida. More natives are inevitably enslaved and soon a busy slave trade kicks off in the area. Some cotton plantations are set up, and prove to be of some profitable merit. -Tax rates are lowered by company lobbying, offering money to the king in return. -Expansion continues into Peruvia, taking care not to disrupt the Incan rump state that is busy undergoing some turmoil as it forms itself gradually into a recognisable political power. -A letter is sent to the Spanish, informing them that the company had no part in the raids on the colonies of the Missipppi. -Trading posts are set up in Borneo, and the Sultan decides to work with the Portuguese as a way to curtail Spanish influence. -12 men are sent to the French to inform them that they are “Chafed Charlies”. The wonderful alliterative skills of the French and Portuguese clearly shows here. The fact the men are marching in a formation and are being increasingly seen as a tiny branch of the army is also noted. -A border is now established the entire width of the continent with France. The fact that half of it isn't even settled by either side deters nobody. [img]http://www.niggaupload.com/images/YnSlx.jpg[/img] [b][I]Cienia of Niesmiertelni - Dr Insy[/I][/b] -The company supports the actions of the other Portuguese company, distributing flyers around and trying to show that Portugal as a whole is a very nice country. -Expansion continues eastwards into North America, setting up some cotton plantations in the process. Output however is limited. -The French are invited by the company to have a cup of tea and some biscuits. A party is held along with a diplomatic conference. Some hostilities are thus resolved. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/dd/Flag_of_New_Spain.svg/200px-Flag_of_New_Spain.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of Spain – Canuhearme[/b] -Netherlandish Calvinist rebels, capture the port city of Brielle. This leads to a wave of uprisings in the Netherlands against Spanish rule, leaving most of those provinces under rebel control. -They go on to execute various Catholics. [img]http://www.niggaupload.com/images/EKPGT.png[/img] [b][i]The Europa Trade Conglomerate – Canuhearme[/i][/b] -The company sends a painting of the colonial governor lying naked on a fur rug entitled “We're sorry” to King Phillip. The painter is promptly imprisoned for buggery. -Cotton continues to be sold, and soon enough blame passes onto all foreign trade, which the King cannot do little about minus taxing finished goods and reducing it for raw materials. -The company begins to seek diplomatic deals with more Indian princes, who are actually very interested in what the Spanish have to offer. Some simply buy and sell various goods. Others allow the Spanish to build entire forts and towns. -The Midwest is gradually more colonised, as the existing population has now finally had a chance to procreate and have enough children that stable population growth is possible. -New Orleans continues to be improved, with drainage programs being of limited success. The course of the river continues to change, resulting in it becoming gradually deeper and causing the many islands and lagoons outside of the city to gradually erode away. South of New Orleans the land becomes wetter, and North it becomes drier. -Assemblies are held for colonists for the first time. However due to it only really being Europeans who attend, two forms develop. In non-slaveholding areas a Democratic system forms. In slaveholding areas, an oligarchy develops. -Landowners and merchants are forced to learn basic mathematics, natural philosophy and history, proving their skills in an oral test. Although basic and crude, the learned/wealthy/landed mostly support this move by seeing it as a way to show their civilised manners. (I know of the idea that the Earth goes around the sun, do YOU?) -Gun ownership is encouraged in the colonies, and gradually most people end up adopting at least one matchlock per home. Since no cheap substitute for the costly matchlock exists yet, they are rarely used by most people. -Some Indians are happy to accept the Jesuits, given that Hindus and Muslims already live in India reasonably well. Others are not so happy, causing the Jesuits to abandon those areas. The Jesuits proceed to convert many, armed with the ideas of the counter-reformation to aid their cause. -Some more backhanded political nonsense and trade leads to some extension of the Spanish pinky-toehold on India. -Hunting for furs is encouraged, but hardly any beavers are found. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/92/Pavillon_royal_de_la_France.svg/200px-Pavillon_royal_de_la_France.svg.png[/img] [b]Kingdom of France – Ruskie[/b] -The Royalists defeat the Huguenots at Jarnac, and flee to Limoges where they are reinforced by German protestants. -Battle of Orthez: Huguenot forces defeat Royalist forces in Navarre. Catholics surrender under the condition that their lives will be spared. Huguenots agree, but then massacre the Catholics anyway. -The Ottomans renew the trade agreement with the French, allowing the French to trade more freely. -A truce is signed between the opposing sides, hoping to calm tensions as France teeters on the brink of collapse. -On St. Bartholomew's Day, Catholics in Paris murder thousands of Protestants on suspicion there is going to be a coup. Various Anti-Huguenot pogroms take place throughout France, with thousands dying. This surprisingly results in yet another big war between both sides. [b][i]New France – Ruskie[/i][/b] -Civil unrest grows in the colony as the fued between Huguenots and Catholics grow. One side wants the company to support the Huguenots, and the other wishes to see the Catholics retain their grip of France. -The economy slows down to a grinding halt as the wars in France take their toll on administration and commerce throughout all lands of the colony and the motherland. -The company ignores the letter for invitation to the party held by the Portuguese. As a result, Huguenots from France and the company go on their behalf (As the crown colony is nominally Catholic) and end up signing a favourable deal that sees the Nouvelle France company expand influence along with helping to support the Huguenots of France. -Trade and colonial expansion is attempted, but is greatly slowed due to the wars in France. By the end of 1575, people are starting to kill those of an opposing faith in the colonies as the situation grows gradually less tolerable. -The company offers to buy Russia off the Tsar for 10 francs. The Tsar is surprised by the fact that there are 2 more continents than he previously thought. [b]Ecological/Economic/Social/etc events[/b] -With the crippling need for the production of cotton, cottage industries spurt up across Europe and the colonies, seeking to expand production. Papermaking and consequently printing expands a little, but the slaves and labourers struggle to pick cotton from the buds. Wooden and stone rollers help a little, but are implemented in few areas and only increase production slightly. -With many peasants in wool producing areas becoming unemployed as land is gradually enclosed, many seek to emigrate for a better life in the New World. Elizabethan England is a repressive kingdom mired in poverty, with the only real advances being made in the language and culture. -Due to many companies quickly settling into the idea of cotton/paper/book production, they soon reach a steady point whereby it is infeasible to sell books cheaper, along with cotton clothing. The ouput of paper mills is too low, and spinners/weavers simply cannot keep up. -For more or less most purposes, cotton based industries will not improve significantly for probably a century. -The knitting machine is slowly introduced into Europe, in order to compete with cotton. Although this machine is bulky and slow, it makes a significant difference to the production of woollen cloth. -As natives of the New World die out, Europeans, and mostly Africans start to replace them extensively. With the number of imported slaves, the New World is more of a second Africa than a second Europe. -Japan is noting an increase in the number of Catholics, and is understandably worried by the Baka Gaijin culture and religion being introduced. Nonetheless, the foreigners bring lovely new inventions like Culverins, stockings and garters. [b]Music of 1568-1572 - Philippe de Monte - Missa Ultimi miei sospiri[/b] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM2Nf-kQ79Q[/media] Send in new turns please. Use this format for commands. [Quote] Motherland actions: (Try to get investors, colonists, royal support, etc) Exploration actions: (Where to explore, how to explore, etc) Colony actions: (Establishment, expansion, economic focus, etc) Foreign affairs: (Interacting with native groups, criminals, pirates, foreign governments, etc.) [/quote] If a new player, use this in additon. [quote] Kingdom/Nation: Headquarters: Company name: Company flag: (Only private companies may have flags/names, crown colonies fly the flag of the Motherland) [/quote] Send this to me via PM. Please send in all turns titled as "Kingdom/Company name - Turn 19 – Playername" Playable NPC colonies already existing. 1. New Spain. (Base Yellow) 2. French Company (Base Blue) 3. Danish Company (Base Orange) 4. Portuguese crown colonies. (Light Green) [b]A MAP OF THE WHOLE WORLD WILL BE ADDED IN 1580[/b]
Oops, I thought the representatives went to the Court back in europe, silly me.
I actually meant interest rates, not tax rates. :v: Ruskie, you didn't build a statue. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NylmdC_uEM[/media]
Time to throw a positively wonderful party in Havana, RSVP for the event with an agree for yes and disagree for no. I'm getting a tickle this will have a dual purpose of also allowing our leaders an opportunity to discuss the future of the New World (and our companies in general) behind closed doors.
Hulk need turns. Hulk angy. Hulk smash.
We really should advertise this game more. Does anyone know people that might like the game?
My turns will be incoming this evening, I am again very sorry for the delay and hope you can forgive me.
[QUOTE=Dr. Insy;35912716]My turns will be incoming this evening, I am again very sorry for the delay and hope you can forgive me.[/QUOTE] It's ok. I can blame Mountainwatcher instead because he hasn't sent in his turn yet.
Mountain and I have been talking about smashing Poland to bits.....for like 10 minutes
[quote=Europa Trade Conglomerate]No one shows up to your party.[/quote] [img]http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsmqblHQJm1qeovz4.png[/img]
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