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Military Actions: Naval Defence Fleet
- The NDF is currently patrolling the coastal seas, hunting for raiders. Merchant Navy
- The MN is currently escorting trade ships all around the world.
- The ND has troops stationed in major cities and patrolling important roads to ensure stability in the nation.
The Grand Forge construction programme is still underway, and will likely be completed soon.
As the Harvest Season has begun, so has the Grand Harvest Feast. This two-day festival held in the capital includes offers to the Harvest Gods and other celebrations. This year's Grand Harvest Feast however begins with a memorial service for the sailors who lost their lives in the storm.
Trade deal with Tsin
Treaty with Arenthia
Trade deal with Erabas
None of any significance.
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As the Tranmesian forces march into the territories of the Sin’joki tribes, a great apprehension is felt across the land, even amongst the Injuoki, who wonder if they have made a terrible request. Meanwhile, formal alliances have begun to develop between the tribes, and unfortunately, actual warfare has erupted between the Sobatzki and the Tröonti, with their allies coming to the assistance of both groups. The Sobatzki currently appear to hold the upper hand, as they and their allies have surrounded the Tröonti, but as other forces arrive the scene of conflict, and with the Tranmesians on the horizon, any possible victory will be short. Meanwhile, some southern tribes have sent emissaries to the Vatrugi, trying to gain their military support, while the eastern tribes have reached out to Erabas. A small disagreement has ballooned into a conflict destined to tear the conglomeration of tribes apart.
The harvest having come to a grandiose conclusion, the Vatrugi return in full force to their efforts to impose their strength. However, work has slowed on the fortress-temples along the Sin’joki border as that nation appears ever more likely to collapse. What good is a defence against a nation which cannot attack? The high priests and other officials are in discussion about the possibility of invasion, but some do listen to the inquests of the Sin’joki chieftains who wish for their support. A final decision has yet to be reached.
As the winter training program comes into effect, the four major cities which are acting as hosts to the recruits see an unexpected bump in their economies. This comes in contrast to the severe costs felt by the southern counties, where the possibly unwarranted fear of a disease seems to have caused drastic collapses in harvests and increases in harvest prices which cannot be met. The local lords enjoy an improved revenue as they sell their reserves, but morale is depressing low, as many of the men are absent from their families, either working in Vatrugos under harsh conditions, or participating in the winter training program at Sentucia. However, the recent arrival of military supplies could not have been better timed - the imminent conflict within the Tribes of Sin’jok provides an opportunity for the nation to test its military strength and to gain valuable experience on real battlefields. It is only an added bonus that the final shipments of lumber have made it to Fae-Qwan, completing that massive trade deal before the storms of winter make the seas ever more dangerous, and the storms of war throw the deal with Vatrugos onto hot coals and embers.
As winter falls, this northern nation again returns to its annual tradition of harsh survival in its northern regions, while in the south, an increase in precipitation sets the course for good harvests in the years to come. Utos is a lavish, prosperous nation - it will do well, even in difficult times. Now, as Tranmesia moves into the territories to the south, some wonder how long the intervention will last, and what its consequences will be. The comparatively lackluster technology of the tribes makes it almost a certainty that Utosians will be a wave of victory for whichever tribes they support, but the results of this victory could be dangerous, especially if they were to upset the delicate peace between Utos, Erabas, and Vatrugos.
Lewftehoffe at last amasses its forces, and in a daring act, asserts control over all farms and other territories within the general region of the county, excluding those on the Arenthian side of the border. This expansion of influence ensures ample nourishment for the huge military which the nation possesses, but housing for this army will also require a good deal of work. The style of government which is clearly developing appears to be in some ways a communist military dictatorship, as the people give over ownership of all their goods to the military which controls the nation, while still receiving ample supplies to survive.
At last, Omantiosa is freed from any military advances which threaten its independence. The military goes about trying to restore civility to the lands it lost and then regained at Kyrian whim, while a delegation is prepared to thank the Arenthians for their kindness in a time of dire need. Meanwhile, work is also done by the Omantiosan militias to find the Kyrian spies who deign to invade their land and distribute propaganda to the people. No invasion, by any force, for any purpose, will be tolerated this nation, now fearful for its future, or perhaps, lack thereof. The Omantiosan government is also taken aback by what they see as hypocritical and patronizing insinuations present in this propaganda. They do not wish to be seen as weak or foolish again. The Omantiosans, now perhaps facing stability, have two pressing issues: where should they buy weapons to strengthen their military, and what kind of leadership will oversee the country? Obviously, Fae-Qwan will not be receiving the business of Omantiosa, as a great grudge is held against that nation for its refusal to assist in Omantiosa’s most dire hour. Maranavok, with its large stores of weaponry left over from its expansionistic era, stands as a possible target for trade, as does Arenthia, that most trusted ally. As for governance, it stands to reason that the former leaders, despite their lack of public support, will seek to wrest power from the grasps of the favoured northern native leaders. Finally, the embassy of Tsin is turned away, not because their gifts are unwelcome and because the nation does not want their friendship, but because it is too soon to forgive them for the territory they have taken.
After having sent their presents to the various nations, the government of Tsin establishes that the Ksintiosan Empire, Arenthia, Qrin are the best targets for diplomatic actions, and the best chances for forming strong alliances in this unstable world. As more preliminary talk is done with these two nations, swords are sent off to a new round of nations: Maranavok, Tamlar, Riplentique, Kurubar, Mylanos, and Erabas.
Emperor Yan-Sun holds a glorious, two-day ceremony in which he graciously accepts the sword-gift of Tsin, and offers his greatest thanks. Then, the sword is placed in the Great Atrium, one of various rooms of the palace which has, effective immediately, been opened the public, albeit with a heavy presence of palace guards. These rooms also include the large Small Garden, and the Minstrel’s Halls. While this upsets some of the aristocracy, the population of the capital is most pleased, and as a result, they also see the delegation from Tsin as a positive presence. Unfortunately, this also hides some more devious tactics the Empire is obliged to use at this moment. Such tactics include the well-trained group of spies which has long been present in Kyrik, Tos, Tsin, and Omantiosa, which now works feverishly to discover secrets about each of these nations. In Kyrik, the Ksintiosans wish to know what the purpose of this feverish activity could possibly be. In Tos, the Ksintiosans seek to find reason for the silence which befalls the nation, and to perhaps root out any hidden Kyrian influence. In Omantiosa, there is very little espionage under way at the moment, as the Omantiosan state may still be too volatile and self-destructive. Of Tsin, the Ksintiosans must learn what actions, military or otherwise, that nation plans to take, although the recent discussions between the two nations may yet provide exactly that information. Meanwhile, work is done to stymie the influence of the vicious Kyrian propaganda which has somehow seeped through the borders, but very little is required for this to succeed, as the Ksintiosan propaganda was in fact quite effective, and as there was very little propaganda capable of meandering across that tight-wound border.
King Otsensen refuses the believe that the reports of weapons sales in northern Gualichos are anything but a blatant lie made to distract him from the villainy present in his own court. Lord Jun, sending his condolences about the misfortune which has befallen the King, is also denounced as a possible traitor of the state, much to the Lord’s disdain and annoyance. Another factor in Lord Jun’s disappointment at this time is news from the Q’rin merchants that they may soon begin using a northern route which would ignore Gualichos altogether.
Tamlar voices its support for the Kurubarian proposal; they feel as though a route along the south of the continent, and one branching through Mendratia, may divert merchants from travelling to their cities and incidentally providing their support for Tamlar’s natives and its economy.
While they are receptive and respectful of the Mylanese counterproposal, the Kurubarians are somewhat concerned that the relatively newly emerged Mendratian trading venue could steal some of their profits; merchants from Q’rin, Tamlar, and Riplentique might choose to bypass Kurubar entirely, which would degrade the value of the trade route which Kurubar has requested. However, a route to Mylanos would not be inadvisable, as it would perhaps encourage more merchants to travel through Kurubar.
Tamus Caelus continues his work to unify the conquered territories, but unrest is substantial. A meeting with elders of various localities is called, and the wise men come to give their thoughts on what the problems are within this land. Many cite a fear that this new governance will only plunge the nation into an oppression which it escaped not long ago, only to find chaos. Such a disaster can not be repeated. Meanwhile, others worry that their old traditions, which are innumerable and diverse, may be eliminated by attrition and an adoption of new, Kurubarian cultures. Such fears are heard, and Tamus Caelus vows to speak with his government, to find manners in which the people can be made to feel safe that they will be governed fairly and respectfully by the Kurubarians.
Other Events Worth Noting:
-The increasingly obvious divisions between different economic classes in Kyrik begin to cause a large demoralization of the population.
-The actions taken by the priesthood seem to have stymied the popularity of the unorthodox surgery in Q’rin.
-While effective, the Mylanese measures to combat rebellion have caused a new dark cloud of fear, distrust, and night-time raids on caravans, camps, and even cities sympathetic to the Mylanese to descend over the annexed territories.
-Military buildup continues, although much slower.
-The canal continues to be built slowly. Same with the wall as part of the compromise.
-The left-wing Senate decides to donate humanitarian aid to Kyrik.
-Another election! The election is won by the left wing coalition again but they have a plurality, so a compromise amendment is made where the Caesar has total control of foreign policy but only when granted by the Senate.
-The harvest is over and distribution of crops starts.
Military Actions: -Military training is reaching more extreme levels (similar to those of American Navy Seals), as the end of winter is near, which means the ominous threat of war looms over the horizon. Soldiers have begun construction on walls near the Ksintiosan borders, as well as construction of a new stronghold near Boreal.
Diplomatic Actions: -Amedeus organizes two teams of diplomats with skills in learning new languages for departure to Q'rin and T'ing Ma'tao, who will learn the language of the two nations aiding the communications between these nation, and allowing them to study their cultures and governments. The Kyrian goverment is ecstatic that the nations have accepted them so readily despite the general conceptions of the world power, Kyrik.
Infrastructure Actions: -As the food from Kyrik's new partner, T'ing Ma'tao is unloaded from the vessels transporting it, lower and middle class citizens cheer and immediately organize groups to accomplish differing tasks, each led by a government employee. Food is distributed in Matoren to all who need from any city, regardless of wealth. Excess food is stored in government-run silos, which ration food to each family depending on the size of said family.
Informal Actions: -Today is a day for celebration! The people of Kyrik will not go hungry, thanks to the aid of T'ing Ma'tao, and the winter to come no longer seems so bleak. The nation of Kyrik will long remember this day great kindness was shown to them, and they hope to be able to return the favor!
Diplomatic Ties: -
(T'ing Ma'tao- Aid Received)
(T'ing Ma'tao- Pursuing Diplomatic Relations)
(Q'rin- Pursuing Diplomatic Relations)
(Ksintiosan Empire- Looming War Possibility)
(Tsin- Ignoring of Treaty Prospect)
Military Situations: -
-100,000 Soldiers (Help to distribute the food from T'ing Ma'tao)