28 Mar, 1534 – We get an event:
Expansion of the Penado Madrash
What would I like to do?
I choose: We contribute to the endeavor with these results:
+1 base tax and production in Alagoas
We get -15% dev costs to all provinces in the Pernambuco area, but reduced tax and production there for a decade.
1 April –
Sergipe – Drylands, coastal, 11 Dev, Coffee, Sunni, Andalusian, 0.38 made here.
I send these colonists to Essequibo. Rio Bronco is my goal, and it’s inland in Colombia, so this is a poor holding which will get me started.
7 June – I reach out to my Ulemma and have them set up shop in the New World which will, for ten years, reduce my native uprising levels and increase their assimilation.
I make a general out of my Heir - he’s 2 star and I hand him my Braganca army
2 July- My heir gains Industrious!
1 Oct – I fabricate a claim on Cumana in France
1 Jan, 1535 –
Alagoas – This was my free colony I got from a colonial expansion event. It is now all grown up! Drylands, Coffee, 0.61 made here, 9 dev, Sunni and Andalusian
We get a new Brazilian colonial nation. I name it Garnatah Brazil.
1 Mar – I fabricate a claim on Aragon’s Tarragona
1 Apr – ADM TECH 12 – We can get 3 more states.
DIP TECH 12 - +0.40 naval morale
The max I could hold didn’t change, but the penalty for early tech growth relaxed on my level 12 holdings.
1 June – I influence nation on Tunis again
1 Aug – Qual Idea 7 – I finish this up! We get:
Espirit de Corps = +5% discipline
We get +5% army recovery speed for finishing this idea group.
We get the next Andalusian Idea –
Al Awasim - +10% fort defense, -25% fort maintenance on the border with a rival
That is our final Idea, and we get:
+10% goods produced or finishing our Ideas.
Now, I choose a new policy that combined Offensive with Exploration:
Letters of Marque - +50% privateer ability and +5% ship durability.
This is free with no upkeep required
Now I could have gotten the next level in MIL (As I am behind, it only costs 340 for my next tech)
But given I am about to enter a war in a few months, this made a lot of sense to me!
1 Sept – Native uprising in Essequibo. I send my conquistadors over from the next province where they are exploring.
26 Sept – Uprising defeated
1 Oct – Sugar in Bahia