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Old 01-31-2015, 06:33 PM   #1
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Between Iraq and a Hard Place: A Georgia EU4 AAR

Between Iraq and a Hard Place: A Georgia EU4 AAR

King Vakhtang IV of the line of Bagrationi has led the brave Georgian people since 1433. The 30 year old King, aged 27 has guarded his kingdom from outside influences and the steppe hordes that surround his fledgling nation. With Qara Qoyunlu to the south, the rising Ottoman Empire to the west and Crimea, The Golden Horde and others to the north and a distinct difference in religious beliefs, the Orthodox Georgians have to compete with their Sunni and Shia neighbors. Although Circassia is a fellow Orthodox neighbor to the direct north, relations have been tense for a number of years. Genoa has minor holdings in the northern Black Sea as well.

Can Georgia carve out a place in history as one of the world's great nations? Can they spread their belief, the true belief of Christianity to the rest of the world, converting Muslims and Catholics alike? Can they expand and conquer, eating up territory and provinces as the years fall by? Or will they beaten taken in a wave of Sunni and Shia armies, destroyed by the Hordes of the steppes or the mighty Ottoman Empire?

Only time and history will tell.



You will see our meager territories in red on the eastern half of the known world. With the massive Sunni hordes and the Shia horde of Qara Qoyunlu due south, allies will be few and far between in the early days of Georgian history. Survival will be the name of the game.

With the introduction done and dusted, shall we begin?
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:49 PM   #2
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A Dossier on Georgia
King: Vakhtang IV (2/2/1)
Heir: Giorgi (0/0/3)
Religion: Orthodox
Government: Despotic Monarchy (-1.00 National Unrest), -10% Unjustified Demands
Culture: Georgian
Culture Group: Caucasian (includes Circassian, Dagestani and Armenian)
Enemies: Crimea
Rivals: Crimea, Circassia, Gazikumukh
Technology Group: Eastern (20% more time to learn over Western group)
Georgian Traditions: Cost of Reducing War Exhaustion -20%, Hostile Core-Creation Cost on us: +100%
Military Force Limit: 11 units (11,000 troops), currently 8,000 troops (6,000 infantry, 2,000 cavalry)
Naval Force Limit: 7 units, currently 2 units (1 barque, 1 cog)

We currently have provinces in the Persian and Crimean trade nodes.

Provinces
Kartli (capital)
Base Tax: 4
Production: Dyes

Kahketi
Base Tax: 3
Production: Bronze

Samtskhe
Base Tax: 1
Production: Wine

Imereti
Base Tax: 3
Production: Cloth

Guria
Base Tax: 2
Production: Fish

Mingrelia
Base Tax: 2
Production: Wine

Abkhazia
Base Tax: 2
Production: Wine

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Old 01-31-2015, 07:28 PM   #3
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November 1444
Current Mission: Forge a claim on the Circassian province of Adyghe. A diplomat has been sent to their capital province of Circassia to begin our work.

Giorgi, heir to the throne has been named general of the 1st Army.

3,000 infantry have been ordered across various provinces, to bring our army up to their current troop limit.

Three Galleys have also been ordered to build a navy.

King Vakhtang IV has also revoked his guarantee for the fledgling nation of Trebizond. We are now engaged in a peace treaty that will expire in five years.

The great kingdom of Georgia has entered into a royal marriage with Lithuania. May our bonds never be broken.

December 1444
A military alliance has been struck with Lithuania. Our bonds grow stronger by the day.

February 1445
Our new regiments are created and form the 2nd Army.

As we continue to fabricate our claim on Adyghe, we send a diplomat to continue to improve relations with our good friends in Lithuania. King Kazimierz accepts our audience with open arms.

April 1445
Trebizond offers a royal marriage. King Vakhtang IV declines. The idea is to hope Trebizond is still a functioning kingdom in five years so we may conquer them.

June 1445
Our agent was discovered fabricating his claim. Our efforts will continue, but reputation will suffer.

November 1445
Our diplomat returns to Kartli, his claim for Adyghe completed.

We gain 5 prestige (9) and 25 military power.

As such we now have a Casus Belli against Circassia for Adyghe.

Current Mission: Take Adyghe!

The Georgian Conquest of Adyghe!

King Vakhtang IV declares WAR on the vile Circassians for the province of Adyghe!

Georgia has 11,000 troops to Circassia's 5,000.

The 1st Army heads into the capital province of Circassia, while the 2nd Army heads to Alania.

December 1445
Circassia's army is easily dealt with. The 1st Army splits into three separate units to begin siege on all of Circassia's provinces.

June 1446
Event: Assassination of a Noble
Noble families were the bulwarks of power during these times. Assassination of a powerful house leader was seen as a critical blow to those families' fortunes. With the rise of religious strife, assassinations of rival religion's nobles became increasingly common.

King Vakhtang IV, concerned more with his war against the Circassians, has told the nobles to solve the issues themselves.

Georgia loses 30 Legitimacy (70)

September 1446
After 301 days, the Circassian province of Alania has fallen to the Georgian 2nd Army.

Event: A Great Synod
The Church has gathered in a great Synod, they are asking for our support and certain priveleges in return for helping fight anti-feudal heresies that are stalking our lands. Do we help the Church to keep the people in their place, or do we support these movements to break up the old Feudal order?

King Vakhtang IV alerts the Synod that the Church is own their own.

Lose 5 Patriarch Authority (0), Gain 1 Stability (1).

October 1446
After 301 days, the Circassian province and our war goal, Adyghe has fallen to the Georgian 1st Army.

November 1446
After 331 days, the Circassian province of Kabardia has fallen to the Georgian 1st Army.

February 1447
After 451 days, the Circassian capital of Circassia has fallen to the Georgian 1st Army.

Peace talks are now under way.

March 1447
End of the Georgian Conquest of Adyghe (November 1445 – March 1447)

High Chief Petrezok of Circassia has accepted the divine King Vakhtang IV's peace offer.

Circassia will cede Adyghe to Georgia.
Circassia will pay 53 ducats to Georgia.
Circassia will become a vassal of Georgia.
Georgia gains 3 prestige (26)

For conquering Adyghe and completing our mission, we gain 10 prestige (36) and 16 administrative power.



We are show in the darker shade of green, while Circassia, our vassal, is shown as a teal.
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:06 PM   #4
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Post-War Information
With Circassia now under Georgian control, we have named Genoa our newest rival.

Our Military Force Limit has increased by 1 to 12.

Our Naval Force Limit has increased by 1 to 8.
Province Information:
Adyghe
Base Tax: 2
Production: Grain – you can never have enough grain.

Current Mission: Improve relations with Circassia

March 1447
We have entered a royal marriage with Circassia. Like they had a choice.

April 1447
A diplomat has been dispatched to forge a claim on Trebizond.

May 1447
Our second diplomat has returned from Lithuania and will head to Circassia to improve relations, per our mission.

June 1447
Our diplomat has been caught fabricating a claim on Trebizond. We appear to be bad at this subterfuge thing.

A unit of cavalry is being trained to join the 2nd Army.

A Galley is under construction to join the 1st Fleet, which is currently patrolling the Eastern Black Sea and the Sea of Azov.

April 1448
Our claim on Trebizond has been completed. However, Trebizond is under siege from Crimea. Trebizond was aiding Theodoro in a war against Crimea, but all looks nearly lost for both nations.

The Georgian War of Gazikumukh Subjugation
With no reason for war, but the need to eliminate a rival, King Vakhtang IV has declared war on the small Shia Sultanate of Gazikumukh.

We lose 2 stability (-1) and gain 2 war exhaustion.

Mission Complete: Relations with Circassia improved. We gain 3 prestige (37)

Current Mission: Claim the Crimean province of Kuban. A diplomat has been sent to do just that.

June 1448
Our diplomat has already been caught in Crimea. We are really bad at this.

On a positive note, the Gazikumukh provinces of Tarki and Khundzia are under siege.

In local news, both Theodoro and Trebizond are now vassals of Crimea.

Event: Local Pretender Rises
In order to ensure the glory of our country we have had to restrict local privileges. The problem with privileges is that people get very attached to them for sentimental reasons. Now, some power hungry idiot has declared himself the true ruler of Georgia and many hopefuls flock to his banner because he has promised to restore local privileges.

5 Pretender regiments rise up in revolt in Abkazia, loyal to Bakar Kvinitadze.

July 1448
In more local news, Shirvan has become a vassal to Qara Qoyunlu.

Our siege of Tarki continues, but the 1st Army has left Khundzia to take care of the pretender threat in Abkhazia.

We have also spent the necessary administrative power to make Adyghe a core province, this will take about a year to finalize.

September 1448
The Pretender has been struck down, humiliated and hung in the Kartli city center.

November 1448
The 1st Army returns to Khundzia and resumes their siege.

March 1449
We have discovered that Lithuania is now under a personal union under Poland. While our royal marriage is intact, our alliance has been dissolved because of this union.

April 1449
Black news indeed! Our people are losing confidence in the government! We have lost 1 stability (-2)

Our heir and general to the 1st Army, Giorgi has died during the siege of Khundzia. With his poor ratings as a ruler, this is a blessing in disguise.

A New Heir!
Luarsab (1/3/2) is the new heir to King Vakhtang IV's rule.

Mission Complete: We have completed our claim on Kuban. We gain 5 prestige (58) and 25 military power.

August 1449
The province of Adyghe is now considered part of our patrimony.

September 1449
After 451 days the province of Tarki has fallen to the Georgian 2nd Army.

After 331 days the province of Khundzia has fallen to the Georgian 1st Army.

Peace talks are now underway.

October 1449
End of the Georgian War of Gazikumukh Subjugation (April 1448 – October 1449)

Sultan Shamkal Kumukh has accepted peace.

Gazikumukh will pay 55 ducats.
Gazikumukh will become a vassal of Georgia.
Georgia gains 2.5 prestige (59)



Gazikumukh is now in the fold in teal as a vassal. The two provinces striped in yellow are those that we have fabricated claims on.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:06 AM   #5
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Post-War Information
Our Military Force Limit has increased by 1 to 13.

Current Mission: Manpower Reserves Need to Recover

We'll be taking it easy for a few years, getting manpower back up while improving relations with our vassals.

We'll also seek out a new ally that may be able to help us make inroads on Crimea.

October 1449
We have sent a diplomat to Muscovy to improve relations.

An infantry regiment is being trained to join the 1st Army.

General Anzori Gabashvili (1/1/2/1) (Fire/Shock/Maneuver/Siege) has been appointed general of the 1st Army.

June 1450
Our diplomat has left Circassia and heads to Gazikumukh to improve relations.

Event: Visit From Some Shady People
A few slightly shady looking characters have appeared at our court, offering their service to King Vakhtang IV. They claim to be willing and able to do things that any proper ruler would never deign to do... publicly.

King Vakhtang IV takes the high road and declines their offer. +5 prestige (62)

April 1452
We have maxed relations with Muscovy.

We have sent our diplomat over to Poland to improve relations.

June 1452
Event: Large Revolt
Although we are well aware that no one likes paying taxes, you would think that people would have the sense to realize that glorious victories on the battlefield require a little more taxation. It seems we will have to explain it to them.

5 Peasant regiments rise up in revolt in Guria.

August 1452
The 1st Army eliminates the threat with ease.

October 1452
We have canceled our mission to recover manpower. We have other things to accomplish and this will take too long.

August 1453
Our Barque and Cog have been dismantled in order to add a pair of Galleys to our fleet.

October 1453
Our diplomat has returned from Gazikumukh.

He has been sent to Crimea to fabricate a claim on Yediskhul.

June 1454
Event: Excellent Year
Some of our grain farms are having an excellent year, allowing us to feed more troops and so increasing our manpower.

We gain 435 manpower.

July 1454
We have maximized relations with Poland.

We have entered a royal marriage with Poland.

August 1454
We have entered a military alliance with Poland.

October 1454
We have completed our claim on Yediskhul.

The diplomat has returned to Crimea to fabricate a claim on Kyzyl-Yar.

Current Mission: Fabricate a claim on Mantrega. We send our diplomat to Genoa to do just that. Hopefully he can go without getting caught.

December 1454
The drums of war are said to have begun beating deep within the Georgian provinces.

November 1455
Mission Complete: We have fabricated a claim on Mantrega. +5 Prestige (52), +25 military power. Our claim on the Crimean province of Yedishkul is also complete.

While we have missions to take Mantrega, it would be unwise to do so at this time. Genoa is allied with France, Burgundy and Switzerland.
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Old 02-01-2015, 09:24 AM   #6
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The Georgian Conquest of Kuban

King Vakhtang IV has declared WAR on the treacherous and heretical Crimeans for the province of Kuban! The banners have been raised, the blades tempered and arrows sharpened.

Circassia and Gazikumukh (9,000 combined armies) have heeded the call, joining our righteous cause and 13,000 troops.

Crimea's side is aided by the steppe horde of Nogai, who lies east and north of our borders, separated by the Golden Horde. Crimea's vassals of Trebizond and Theodoro will also come to their call.

December 1455
Administrative Technology Advance: National Ideas (4)
Choosing the direction a country is going to take is perhaps the toughest choice a ruler will ever face. National ideas are the concepts that will shape our country for years to come.

Bonus Effect: Allows another group of ideas.

We have chosen the Influence group, from the diplomatic tree.

Influence Ideas Advance: Tribute System
Strengthen our income by establishing a formalized system of yearly tribute from our vassals.

Bonus Effect: Income from vassals +25%

Back to the war....
It looks as though Golden Horde will act as a buffer zone for us. They are not allowing Nogai or their vassal Kazan access through their lands to reach Georgian lands. Though the Golden Horde is an enemy, we are relieved that they are inadvertently aiding our cause.

January 1456
Circassia has begun a siege on the province of Trebizond.

February 1456
Our combined armies have begun a siege on Azaraba, while the Gazikumukh forces siege our target of Kuban. Our fleet is blockading the Sea of Azov at 96% efficiency.

Early days, but things are progressing nicely.

July 1456
Event: Petition for Redress
Peasants typically had no voice, but they could occasionally gain access to the monarch and ask for redress. Sometimes, these requests for redress would be directed at the local lord who was perceived to be violating the peasants' rights. Stepping in to override a noble's authority was a very drastic step.

King Vahktang IV accepts the petition. -25 Prestige (31)

Event: Importing Iron
We strive to keep the Georgian military strong, modern and domestically supported, but sometimes our priorities end up in conflict with each other. Lacking the rich iron mines of our neighbors, some of our grander plans for future military development will not be possible as soon as we might wish. Increasing imports is a tempting option, but relying on foreign support might compromise our trade policies... although a knife in the back of our neighbor would be all the more brilliant insidious if made from their own steel.

King Vakhtang IV takes the iron. +40 military power, +20 relations with Gazikumukh.

September 1456
Military Technology Advance: Pike Square (4)
Throughout the middle ages cavalry's dominance was being challenged by disciplined pikemen. In battles such as Bannockburn or the Golden Spurs, cavalry was defeated by pikes. A combination of improved training and discipline, and the addition of swordsmen to provide close combat support has raised this formation to the peak of its efficiency.

Bonus Effect: military tactics +0.25, land morale increased by +0.50, can now build the Armory.

October 1456
After 303 days the Georgian army has won the siege of Azaraba.

November 1457
The Gazikumukhan Army has won the siege of Kuban and the Circassian army has won the siege of Trebizond.

January 1457
Event: Importing Naval Supplies
Ambitions to improve our nation's navy has recently come to a halt. The Georgian shipbuilders don't lack ideas or plans, but supplies. Some of them cannot help but notice, they claim, that our neighbor has an abundance of materials that would be useful in equipping a modern navy. We try not to make our fleet dependent on foreign support, but if these policies stand in the way of progress, perhaps we could import just enough to test the new shipbuilding techniques.

King Vakhtang IV decides to take the supplies. -1 Mercantilism, +40 diplomatic power, relations with Trebizond +20.


October 1457
A battle of 12,000 Crimean forces and our army in Tyn ends in a massive loss for us. Our units are sent retreating back to Georgian lands.

January 1458
When it rains it pours. 7,000 Georgian peasants have risen up in revolt in Trebizond and they are marching for Guria.

May 1458
We have spent the majority of our ducats to raise an army of mercenaries. 13,000 troops are now being enlisted.

July 1458
In the meantime, our army has ended the peasant threat in Guria.

Event: Large Revolt
Although we are well aware that no one likes paying taxes, you would think that people would have the sense to realize that glorious victories on the battlefield require a little more taxation. It seems we will have to explain it to them.

5 Peasant regiments rise up in revolt in Abkhazia.

October 1458
Event: State Appointed Lay Members?
If we were to promote and stengthen the powers of lay members of the Church administration and bring in more state appointments, we would bring the Church under central control. The other side of the coin is that we will damage the Church's moral standing with the people.

King Vakhtang IV decides to appoint the lay members. -5 Patriarchal Authority (0), +50 administrative power.

Because of the war and mercenary army we are now hemorrhaging money. Loans are beginning to pile up. We will continue our cause.

December 1458
The peasants in Abkhazia have been dealt with and we are preparing an assault of 24,000 troops to deal with the 10,000 Crimeans that have Adyghe under siege.

February 1459
The Crimean army has been scattered back to their land with only 3,000 troops remaining. It's time to chase those dogs down!

April 1459
Tracking them all the way back to Yediskhul, we have decimated the Crimean army. Nothing stands between us and the siege of all their lands.

Yediskhul and Kyzyl-Yar are now under siege.

May 1459
We have raised war taxes for the next two years.

September 1459
The Circassian army has won their siege of Tyn.

November 1459
We have disbanded 9,000 of our mercenary troops. We are now making money again.

Event: Influenza!
Rumors say that sailors came back from a trip sick like hell, and the ones who didn't die on board infested the whole city with their disease. It is time to act before the whole country dies from coughing and cold sweat.

We quarantine the port and let them die. Local trade power -100%, goods produced -50%, local tax modifier -50% and local manpower modifier -50% for one year in Abkhazia.

July 1460
Event: Rebel Uprising!
With traitor armies raising their flags in rebellion across our empire, Rebels think they can smell blood in the water and have joined the other malcontents in revolt.

We have gained 15 unrest in Samtskhe.

August 1460
After 491 days we have won the siege of Kyzyl-Yar. We have also disbanded the final 2,000 mercenaries.

Circassia has also won the siege of Mansur.

September 1460
After 526 days we have won the siege of Yediskhul.

October 1460
Peace talks are underway.

The End of the Georgian Conquest of Kuban (November 1455 – October 1460)

King Vakhtang has reached a peace accord with Khan Haji I of Crimea.

Trebizond will cede Trebizond to Georgia.
Crimea will cede Kuban to Georgia.
Crimea will end the vassalization of Theodoro.
Crimea will annul all treaties with Nogai.
Crimea will pay 42 ducats.
Georgia gains 7.5 prestige (63)

Trebizond and Kuban will immediately be turned into cores. The process will take a couple of years.



Kuban in the north and Trebizond in the south are our newest holdings. Circassia and Gazikumukh are still our vassals in the green and brown. We have the thought of trying to establish relations with Theodoro (purple), since we have freed them from the evil Crimean clutches. We have an 11 year truce with Crimea and hopefully will come back to finish them off.
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Old 02-01-2015, 11:43 AM   #7
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Post War Information
Our military force limit has increased by 1 to 14.

Our naval force limit has increased by 1 to 9.

We have named Golden Horde as a rival.

New Provinces
Kuban
Base Tax: 2
Production: Wool

Trebizond
Base Tax: 4
Production: Naval Supplies

October 1460
Welcome to the current Post War Dream. We begin by repaying three of our many outstanding loans, this results in an extra .11 ducats per month. We'll take it. We've got around 20 left to pay back. Not a huge deal. Most are around 12.XX ducats each.

Current Mission: Our Manpower Reserves Need to Recover

This time we won't be canceling out of this. Our manpower sits at 145 out of 17,580. Our resources are completely drained. We also need another 2,800 troops to fill out our army.

Influence Ideas Advance: Claim Fabrication
Claiming something as yours is easy, persuading everyone else that you have a valid claim is much harder. By spreading our diplomatic net wide we can ensure that the people who matter know that this claim is ours.

Bonus Effect: Claims are fabricated 33% quicker.

We have entered a royal marriage with Theodoro.

We have spent 228 administrative power to remove our negative stability, we are back on even keel there.

December 1460
We have entered a military alliance with Theodoro.

January 1461
We have begun to fabricate a claim on the Crimean province of Azaraba. With ten years before another war, we might as well get a claim on everything we can of theirs.

A diplomat is now working to improve relations with Theodoro. They are willing to accept becoming our vassal, we just need to get there first.

June 1461
Another loan paid down.

December 1461
And another.

Event: Arrogant Administrators
The offices that deal with our subject nations have become so isolated from those that they govern and have become arrogant – convinced that there is no point in listening to anyone not in the capital. The anger in the vassals has boiled over.

-25 opinion of Georgia from Circassia and Gazikumukh.

A diplomat has been sent to Gazikumukh to improve relations to the point where we can begin integration.

March 1462
9,000 Armenian Nationals have risen up in revolt in Samtskhe!

May 1462
The revolt has been put down with minimal troops casualties.

July 1462
Our stability has been boosted to +1 by using administrative power.

Event: Foreign Drill Instructor Available
Maurice of Orange pioneered new drills for firearms that made the new weapons much more effective. This drill technique was not a secret and numerous military entrepreneurs learned the drill and placed their service at the disposal of the crowned heads of Europe.

King Vakhtang IV declines the offer. -10 Prestige (48)

The country cannot afford the costs with so many loans still due.

August 1462
Another loan has been paid.

January 1463
Kuban and Trebizond have become cores and part of Georgian patrimony.

April 1463
Another loan down, 16 to go.

November 1463
Another loan paid, 15 to go.

April 1464
Moving right along, 14 loans to go.

July 1464
Event: Quality Wool
Recent shipments of wool have been of unsurpassed quality, earning our nation extra money. We gain 6.24 ducats.

13 loans to go.

December 1464
We have begun the annexation of Gazikumukh.

January 1465
12 loans left to repay.

July 1465
Another down, 11 to go.

November 1465
10 left. We're closing to setting off the peasants' war. The race is on to get this last loan in to trigger the modifier.

January 1466
Nine loans left and the threat of a peasant war has disappeared for now.

June 1466
We're working to improve relations with our ally, Poland.

July 1466
Event: Plague!
Epidemics in the early-modern era were far deadlier than wars or even famine. Diseases that with modern medicine are relatively harmless, like smallpox or flu, took a heavy toll whenever they struck, especially among infants.

King Vakhtang IV decides something has to be done. -6.24 ducats.

August 1466
We now have 8 loans left to pay from the Crimean war.

Influence Ideas Advance: Integrated Elites
By bringing the ruling elite of our subject nations into our government we can smooth out the process of integrating their territories significantly.

Bonus Effect: Diplomatic Annexation Cost -25%

Georgian Ideas Advance: Bagrationi Dynasty
A dynasty so old its origins are shrouded in mystery, kings and queens of the Bagrationi house have ruled Georgia ever since the 9th century, first as its princes and then as monarchs.

Bonus Effect: Increased Chance of a new Heir +25%

September 1466
Event: Integrating Gazikumukh
When a smaller country gives up its independence to join a greater realm, there is a lot of adapting, and while some parts are easy, the administration of the realm will still need to expand to accommodate all possibilities. +5 prestige (44)

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Old 02-01-2015, 02:11 PM   #8
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Post Integration Information

Our naval force limit has increased by 1 to 10.

New Provinces
Tarki
Base Tax: 2
Production: Fish

Khundzia
Base Tax: 3
Production: Iron

December 1466
Interesting news as Qara Qoyunlu has gone to war with Timurids. Oddly enough, even though they are across the Caspian Sea, we have not yet discovered the Timurids.

Event: Fair Dealing
An empire with colonies and vassals resembles a rowdy family, and it takes a firm but fair hand to keep everything in line. Recent policies have won the admiration of our subject nations and bring all of us together.

Circassia's opinion of Georgia +50

July 1467
Two more loans have been paid off, bringing us down to six.

November 1467
We have maxed our relations with Poland.

The diplomat has been sent to Muscovy to improve relations.

December 1467
Five loans to go.

July 1468
Event: Production Research Flawed
The new techniques in our production are rumored to be flawed, and several leading nobles argue that we should discard them and go back to the old and tried methods instead.

King Vakhtang IV ignores these thoughts. -10 prestige (30)

December 1468
Theodoro has accepted the offer to become our vassal.

Because of this, our force limit has increased by 1 to 15.

January 1469
We have entered a royal marriage with mighty Muscovy.

March 1469
Four loans left to repay.

June 1469
We'll work to improve relations with Lithuania, though under a personal union with Poland, it won't hurt in case they do break the Personal Union at some point.

Our other diplomat will work with Circassia to max out relations.

October 1469
Event: Crimean Revolt
The ongoing oppression and exploitation of the Crimean minority has finally reached its boiling point. The citizens of Kuban have decided to take up arms against their oppressors.

10 Patriot regiments rise up in revolt in Kuban.

Kuban gets 'Suppress Minority' for one year. +10 Local Unrest, -10% Local Manpower Modifier.

The 1st Army was already hanging out in Kuban.

November 1469
The revolt in Kuban has been quelled.

July 1470
Three loans left to go.

Event: Political Crisis
Political crises may occur from time to time. They often involved a conflict between the ruler and the parliament, unrest among the nobility or conflicts of interest between the nobility and the merchants or religious leaders.

King Vakhtang IV says reputation is everything -25 Legitimacy (35)

September 1470
We have discovered an Ottoman agent fabricating a claim on Trebizond.

December 1470
Just two loans left to pay off now.

July 1471
One more loan and we are debt free.

December 1471
Our treaty with Crimea has expired.

Event: Our Cause is Just
The hard work of our diplomatic team has convinced the world that our claims are fair, our actions are justified and our neighbors have little to fear from us. Anything we do, it is argued, is in the best interests of all.

We receive 'Just Causes' for 5 years. Aggressive Expansion Impact -20%

February 1472
All loans have been paid off. We are now working in the black once more.

We have entered a military alliance with Muscovy.



We are in dark green. Our vassals, Circassia and Theodoro are in teal. Our allies, Poland and Muscovy are in light blue and our royal marriage with Lithuania is shown in purple.
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The Georgian Subjugation of Crimea

King Vakhtang IV is ready to strike at Crimea again. Although they have renewed their alliance with Nogai, Uzbek is trouncing the steppe horde in battle. That leaves Crimea weak and nearly defenseless. They have 8,000 troops to our 15,000 and an additional 8,000 from our vassals alone.

Now is the time. The king declares war for the province of Azaraba.

Nogai, embroiled in their own war, has not joined in on this episode. Crimea is on her own.

March 1472
We have failed our mission to recover manpower. Not a big deal. We take a mission to claim Terek, a province belonging to Golden Horde.

April 1472
We have maximized relations with Lithuania.

Azaraba is under siege.

May 1472
Circassia has Mansur under siege.

June 1472
Yediskhul is under siege.

July 1472
Event: Excellent Year
Some of our grain farms are having an excellent year, allowing us to feed more troops and so increasing our manpower

We gain 523 manpower.

August 1472
Tyn is under siege and Theodoro has begun to siege Crimea, the capital province.

A diplomat has been sent to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on Terek.

April 1473
Mission Complete: Claim Terek. +5 prestige (46), +25 military power.

May 1473
After 373 days, the siege of Kyzyl-Yar has been completed.

June 1473
After 435 days, the siege of Azaraba has been won.

After 373 days, the siege of Yediskhul has been won.

Theodoro has won the siege of Crimea.

We are sending a detachment of 6,000 troops to Kabardia to help with 4,000 Circassian peasants that have sprung up.

August 1473
Administrative Technology Advance: Constables & Temples (5)
Housing the machinery of government is as important as the machinery itself and one should never forget of the importance of religion when doing so.

Bonus Effect: Can now build Temple and Constable

October 1473
Circassia has won the siege of Mansur.

December 1473
After 497 days we have won the siege of Tyn.

With all of Crimea under Georgian occupation, peace talks have begun.

End of the Georgian Subjugation of Crimea (March 1472 – December 1473)

Crimean Khan Nur Devlet I has accepted the peace terms proposed by King Vakhtang IV of Georgia.

Crimea will cede Azaraba to Georgia.
Crimea will become a vassal of Georgia.
Crimea will pay 69 ducats.
Georgia gains 9.5 prestige (60)



A close-up look with Crimea now in teal as our newest vassal.
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Post War Information

Our military force limit has increased by 2 to 17.

New Provinces
Azaraba
Base Tax: 2
Production: Grain (you can never have enough)

Azaraba is currently being turned into a core.

Our largest rival in the area, Golden Horde would be our next target. However, they are allied with Ottomans and Uzbek.

Muscovy is at war with Poland/Lithuania. Luckily, we have not been asked to get involved between our largest allies.

To our south Qara Qoyunlu remains a huge threat. They also have four vassals: Shirvan, Shammar, Tabarestan and Haasa.

Our rivals Genoa are currently in a war with Milan, Savoy and Tuscany, while Mantrega and Azov have been held by Genoese Noble Rebels for years. Genoa is still allied with France and Burgundy, so they are a no go for territory.

Back to the action...

December 1473
A Call to Arms!
The nation of Poland, your faithful ally, is requesting that you come to their aid in the Polish Conquest of Marienburg against Teutonic Order, Anhalt, Bavaria, Muscovy, Pskov and Ryazan. This is a war that they have started.

King Vahktang thinks better of this and declines, ending the alliance with Poland. -25 prestige (35)

I had to say something, right?

A diplomat has been sent to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on Majar.

February 1474
Influence Ideas Advance: State Propaganda
As with a man, a nation's reputation is everything, and the establishment of an official propaganda service will ensure our good name is not smeared by the lies of our enemies.

Bonus Effect: Aggressive Expansion Impact -20%

March 1474
A diplomat has been sent to Genoa to fabricate a claim on Azov.

July 1474
We have won the siege of Kabardia to put the province back in Circassian hands.

Event: Good Harvest
1474 was considered a particularly good year for Georgia due to good harvest generating higher incomes than ever before.

King Vahktang IV invests the money. +50 administrative power.

August 1474
Revolts!
10,000 Patriot rebels have risen up in revolt and Kuban, while another 12,000 have risen up in Azaraba!

September 1474
Inexplicably, the Genoese Noble Rebels head back to Mantegra, intercepting and destroying the 10,000 Patriots in Kuban.

Thanks guys!

November 1474
And the rebels in Azaraba have been dispatched.

July 1475
Military Technology Advance: Standardized Pikes (5)
A pike is a remarkably simple weapon to make, but to get the full benefit from the use of pikes, it's required for the whole formation to be wielding weapons of similar length and blade.

Bonus Effect: Combat Width +2, Infantry Shock +0.15, Enables Eastern Militia.

All infantry will be upgraded and retrained as Eastern Militia.

August 1475
A diplomat has been sent to Crimea to improve relations.

December 1475
Current Mission: Incorporate Circassia

A diplomat has been sent to begin work on this. It is expected to take about three years.

March 1476
Azaraba has become a core province.

July 1476
Event: Decadence
In periods of prosperity and peace, while people were happy and secure, there was a tendency for them to gradually become less productive and lazier over time.

We lose 1 stability (0)

August 1476
We spend administrative power to bring our stability back to +1.

September 1476
Temples (+1 tax income) are under construction in Kartli and Imereti.

October 1476
Event: The Non-Possessor Movement
The Church is a large landowner and this has brought a great deal of wealth to the Church. The non-possessors claim that the Church is being corrupted by this great wealth. Their opponents argue that the Church needs this wealth to carry out its holy mission. The key thing is the Church isn't really a big taxpayer, if it was forced to give its land away it would move into the hands of people we can tax. The downside would be the Church would have less wealth to perform its mission.

King Vakhtang IV supports the movement. -5 Patriarchal Authority (0), -1 inflation (3.83%)

December 1476
Event: National Epic
Our subjects have taken to telling tales and legends about Aleksandre I Bagrationi. The legend says that in Georgia's darkest hour, he will return to the nation and deliver it from evil. Regardless of the truth in that statement, we could use this in our propaganda.

King Vakhtang IV loves a good story. Georgia gets 'National Epic' for 20 years. +1 yearly prestige. -10 administrative power, -7.13 ducats.

Event: Impertinent Demands
The pressures we put on our vassals may seem reasonable in the capital, but some demands are seen as insults by the petty crowns we have taken under our protection. Negotiation of terms will take a little longer than anticipated.

Georgia gets 'Slow Negotiations' for 5 years. Diplomatic annexation cost +10%

August 1477
Event: Integrating Circassia
When a smaller country gives up its independence to join a greater realm, there is a lot of adapting, and while some parts are easy, the administration of the realm will still need to expand to accommodate all possibilities. +5 prestige (36)

We also complete our mission to integrate. +5 prestige (41), +25 administrative power.



You can see our three new provinces, inherited from the integration of Circassia. Provinces are Circassia, Kabardia and Alania. Life is good.
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Post Integration Information

New Provinces

Alania
Base Tax: 1
Production: Wine

Kabardia
Base Tax: 1
Production: Wine

Circassia
Base Tax: 2
Production: Grain

August 1477
Current Mission: Fabricate a claim on Lower Don.

A diplomat heads to Golden Horde to do just that.

Golden Horde have announced us as a rival. Excellent.

April 1478
Mission Complete: Claim Lower Don. +5 prestige (45), +25 military power.

May 1478
A diplomat has been sent to Poland to improve relations.

July 1478
Event: Italian Engineer Available
During the period 1450-1600, Italian siege engineers were highly sought after to teach the ways of trace Italienne to the militaries of Europe. In most cases, these engineers had no national identity and simply worked for whoever could afford to pay them.

King Vakhtang IV hires the engineer. +40 military power, -11.31 ducats.

November 1478
Not sure why, but our military force limit has increased by 1 to 18.

January 1479
We have maxed relations with Poland.

February 1479
A diplomat heads to Nogai to improve relations.

Muscovy is being torn apart by rebels. It looks likely that Perm will re-emerge as a nation.

A temple is under construction in Kahketi.

June 1479
A Call to Arms!
The nation of Muscovy, your faithful ally, is requesting that you come to their aid in the 2nd Golden Horde Conquest of Muscovy against the Golden Horde.

We have declined. -25 prestige (18).

July 1480
Event: Bourgeoisie Request Privileges
The Bourgeoisie class has grown increasingly resentful of the power of the noble failies and particularly their lack of opportunities in the higher ranks of government. Their only route into power is to marry into poor but well titled noble families or pry open positions in government circles.

King Vakhtang IV decides to grant them privileges. -50 diplomatic power.

November 1480
We can no longer claim that Mantrega is one of our provinces. We may need to get a diplomat back to Genoa to rework the claim. If France's relationship with Genoa would break, we could easily work in and take Azov, Mantrega and Cafa.

December 1480
A Temple is under construction in Guria.

January 1481
Event: Skilled Diplomat
One of our ambassadors has a preternatural ability for understanding the entangling alliances that surround us, and the implications of taking one wrong step or saying just the right words. How shall we use this great statesman?

King Vakhtang IV has decided to keep this diplomat at court to tell him secrets. +50 diplomatic power.

June 1481
Perm has officially split from Muscovy after a successful rebellion of the Perm people.

September 1481
Our relations with Crimea have been maxed. The diplomat will be sent back to Poland to improve relations. We are hoping to re-open our alliance with them.

November 1481
Relations with Poland have been maxed. They are still unwilling to be our friend.

December 1481
Our relations with Nogai have been maxed out. One diplomat will be headed to Genoa to fabricate a claim on Mantrega once more.

January 1482
Our second diplomat will head to Denmark to improve relations.

July 1482
Event: Improvements in Production Technology
There are reports of farmers and miners being more productive than local bailiffs expect them to be. We should investigate if there is something that the entire nation of Georgia can benefit from.

King Vakhtang IV decides to spare no expenses. +0.50 inflation, +50 administrative power.

August 1482
Influence Ideas Advance: Diplomatic Influence
By focusing on Diplomacy we can increase the power we wield on the diplomatic stage. This power can gain us many friends.

Bonus Effect: Diplomatic Reputation +2

September 1482
We have sent a diplomat to Austria to improve relations.

Nation Update
Our military force limit has gone up 1 to 19.

Our naval force limit has gone up 1 to 11.

January 1483
A Temple is now under construction in Mingrelia.

February 1483
Muscovy, in deep against Golden Horde, Uzbek, Kazan and others asks us for an alliance. We decline. We see the fall of Muscovy in action.

May 1483
Genoa is embroiled in a war with Brittany, Austria, Baden and Savoy, aiding France. This may be the time to strike.

We recall our envoy from Austria.
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The Georgian Conquest of Mantrega
King Vakhtang IV, now 69 years old and knowing his already outstanding legacy could use some more padding for the annals of history, has decided to declare war on Genoa for the province of Mantrega. With a claim on Azov, this could also be a target if things work out. The combined Georgian-Crimean-Theodoran armies have Cafa and Mantrega surrounded.

There is very little room to maneuver for Genoa's 5,000 troops.

The issue is... will France come at us?

War has been declared.

We are at war with Genoa, Avignon, Ferrara, France and The Palatinate.

An estimated 75,000 troops against our 31,000.

August 1483
Cafa, Mantrega and Azov are under siege. We are looking to take one province and flee in this war. If France comes for us through the Gulf of Varna, times will become very tough.

October 1483
Tragedy Strikes!
Heir to the throne, Luarsab has tragically died.

An Heir to the Throne!
Vakhtang (2/3/3) is the new heir! The succession is safe! The younger Vakhtang is just 8 years old and comes from the line of Dimitry VI of Muscovy. However, he is a Bagrationi. Georgia is safe.

May 1484
We have maximized relations with Denmark. Our diplomat will head to Novgorod next.

July 1484
After 397 days, we have won the siege of Mantrega!

Event: Large Revolt
Although we are well aware that no one likes paying taxes, you would think that people would have the sense to realize that glorious victories on the battlefield require a little more taxation. It seems we will have to explain it to them.

6 Peasant regiments rise up in revolt in Tarki.

Always while at war, eh?

September 1484
The 2nd Army has won the siege of Azov after 430 days!

November 1484
We have broken the peasants in Tarki.

December 1484
The Crimean army has won the siege of Cafa.

Our warscore is too low to ask for provinces at the moment, but it will slowly tick upward.

April 1485
In local news, Qara Qoyunlu has declared war on Aq Qoyunlu.

January 1486
Event: Skilled Diplomat
One of our ambassadors has a preternatural ability for understanding the entangling alliances that surround us, and the implications of taking one wrong step or saying just the right words. How shall we use this great statesman?

King Vakhtang IV has decided to keep this diplomat at court to tell him secrets. +50 diplomatic power.

Administrative Technology Advance: Three Field Rotation (6)
Since the time of Charlemagne, people have been experimenting with switching from classic two field rotation systems to a three field system. It is time to promote this, as it will increase the amount of land devoted to growing food crops.

Bonus Effect: Production efficiency increased by 10%, can now build Farm Estate

April 1486
Current Mission: Take Mantrega!

What a coincidence, we're working on that now!

July 1486
Event: Petition for Redress
Peasants typically had no voice, but they could occasionally gain access to the monarch and ask for redress. Sometimes, these requests for redress would be directed at the local lord who was perceived to be violating the peasants' rights. Stepping in to override a noble's authority was a very drastic step.

King Vakhtang IV has denied the petition. 5 Peasant regiments rise up in revolt in Adyghe.

August 1486
The peasants have been obliterated.

March 1487
We have maxed relations with Novogorod. Our diplomat will head to Hungary next.

April 1487
France has reached a peace accord with Austria et al, they could be coming for us.

January 1488
Bohemia has arrived and beats our army back out of Kuban. France has also arrived on Georgian shores with a small army of 7,000.

February 1488
Peace talks with Genoa have begun.

April 1488
End of the Georgian Conquest of Mantrega (August 1483 – April 1488)
King Vakhtang IV of Georgia and Doge Pagano Doria-Landi of Genoa have reached an accord for terms of peace of their conflict.

Genoa will cede Mantrega to Georgia.
Genoa will pay four ducats.
Georgia gains 1 prestige (10)

Mission Complete: Take Mantrega
Gain 10 Prestige (20), gain 25 administrative power.



Mantrega is the small peninsula province on our northwest. Was it worth a five year war? We think so. It took 4 1/2 years for France and Bohemia to turn our attention on us and while they did inflict massive casualties on our armies, we had already had enough to take the province.

Vive la Georgia!
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If you're wondering about the force limit, it might be that you finished your temples, base tax affects the troop limits you have.
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If you're wondering about the force limit, it might be that you finished your temples, base tax affects the troop limits you have.

Thanks! That's what I thought it was.
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Our army is down to 7,000 troops and will take some time to recover. Our navy was completely decimated by France and needs to be completely rebuilt. We have the funds to do this... once the army is recovered.

With our choices between Poland, Ottomans, Qara Qoyunlu and Mamluks for a new rival, we have chosen Mamluks.

Province Information
Mantrega
Base Tax: 2
Production: Grain

Current Mission: Create a proper fleet. Because France destroyed it and all.

April 1488
We begin building galleys on every coastal province possible.

June 1488
We begin to improve relations with Theodoro. Now could be a good time to integrate.

Influence Ideas Advance: Postal Service
With communications being what they are, it is difficult to ensure that our diplomatic dispatches arrive in a timely fashion. Creating a network of post offices and courier rest stops will make it easier for our voice to be heard in distant territories.

Bonus Effect: +1 diplomatic relations (now 6), -25% envoy travel time.

Georgian Ideas Advance: Georgian Isolation
Surrounded by powerful countries of different religion and culture we are forced to use opportunistic diplomacy and often change allegiances in order to appease everyone and preserve peace for as long as it's possible.

Bonus Effect: +30% better relations over time.

Those two ideas together are huge.

We have noticed that Golden Horde have allied Qara Qoyunlu. We are officially surrounded by Muslim allies on all sides.

We have accepted an alliance with Muscovy. They will take time to recover, but we need an ally.

August 1488
Event: Naval Research Wrong!
It seems as if a leading shipwright in our country has written a very convincing document detailing how the new ship technology, that his rival has been trying to get funding for, will never work, and may even cause the ships to sink before they leave the harbor.

King Vakhtang IV ignores these outrageous claims. -10 prestige (10)

January 1489
The King of Burgundy Dies
The great King Louis-Joseph I de Bourgogne and his closest followers have tragically been killed! In an effort to win the current war, the King personally led his troops into battle, valiantly charging his enemies. His naked and disfigured body was later found in a ditch his head having been cleft in two.

The death of the last de Bourgogne King of Burgundy has plunged the country into turmoil and left it vulnerable to intervention from powerful neighbors.



Short update and not something we would normally look at, but I feel this is a huge event in the game. When the King of Burgundy dies, the lands of Burgundy generally go to whomever is Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Currently that is the Palatinate, who starts off as a three province nation. They have just lucked into the riches big time.

You'll also see that East Frisia and Trier have grown quite a bit and Cornwall has separated from England. Things are very interesting in Europe.
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May 1489
We now feel that we are in a position where we can comfortably hire government advisors.

Our first is 32 year old philosopher Revaz Zhordania from Alania. He'll give us +1 administrative power and also +1 yearly prestige.

Our second is 32 year old Quartermaster Eldar Aidemer from Tarki. He will give us +1 military power and 33% increased reinforce speed.

We've also begun construction on a Temple in Abkhazia.

Mantrega is now considered part of our patrimony.

June 1489
A Culture Accepted!
Our subjects who embrace Circassian have finally been able to prove their loyalty. We are now accepting Circassian as an integral part of our nation. Their language and culture are a part of our national heritage.

We have maxed out our relations with Hungary.

We have entered a royal marriage with the Hungarians.

July 1489
We have entered a military alliance with Hungary.

August 1489
Mission Complete: Create a proper fleet. +5 navy tradition, +5 prestige (16)

September 1489
Current Mission: Claim Cafa.

A diplomat is heading to Genoa to do this.

October 1489
Military Technology Advance: Arquebus (6)
Although hand cannons had been developed by China in the 12th century and had spread to Europe by the 14th, the weakness of the weapons reduced their battlefield utility. Light and reliable Arquebus was able to displace bow due to three main factors. It had better armor penetration, it was easier to train men to use it, and it did not rely on the strength of the user.

Bonus Effect: military tactics +0.25, combat width +2, infantry shock +0.30, enables Stratioti Cavalry.

All cavalry units are being upgraded and retrained as Stratioti.

November 1489
The King is Dead – King Vakhtang IV (Ruled from January 1433 – November 1489)
A kingdom mourns! King Vakhtang IV has passed away at the age of 77! A truly great leader for the annals of Georgian history, King Vakhtang oversaw major expansion through Circassian and Gazikumukhan lands, not to mention the vassalization of Crimea and Theodoro. He forged relationships and royal marriages with Muscovy, Lithuania, Poland and Hungary.

His legacy is one that will echo through eternity. Long may he be remembered, centuries after his reign!

Regency
King Vakhtang IV has died a little too soon. His heir, Vakhtang V is not quite ready to assume the role of monarch. A Regency Council from the upper nobility now rules our nation.

As such, our mission to claim Cafa has failed and our stability has dropped to 0.

Marriages
We have renewed royal vows with Hungary, Muscovy and our vassal Theodoro.

Our ties with Poland and Lithuania have been severed, giving us two extra diplomatic slots to use. We shall now search for new allies.

December 1489
Current Mission: Enemy of my Enemy
Improve relations with Castile. We have sent a diplomat to Castile to see if we can secure a marriage and alliance with the Spanish. They currently hold personal unions over both Naples and Aragon and are allied with Portugal and Venice.

May 1490
An interesting development as Ottomans have gone to war with Golden Horde and Qara Qoyunlu.

June 1490
Qara Qoyunlu has asked for military access. We have denied them.

While we're at it, we've sent a diplomat to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on Manych.

July 1490
Event: Education for a King
The tragic passing of the previous King has left Vakhtang Bagrationi without a parent, but not without guardians or tutors. Advisors serving our court are preoccupied with giving him the best education available in preparation of ruling Georgia. Hoping to gain favor and influence in the future, many people try to serve as a primary influence. Ultimately, one of them is likely to succeed, impacting the sort of ruler Vakhtang will turn out to be.

The military advisor will be working closely with the future king and his military skills have increased.

August 1490
Event: Noble Family Requests Aid
The most powerful of the noble families in the state often had vast wealth but that did not stop them, like their monarchs, from getting into financial troubles. They too could accumulate debts that escaped their ability to pay. They could, at those times, come to the monarch to request aid. The monarchs were often receptive since they would usually be related by blood or marriage.

The Regency has agreed to grant aid. -45.72 ducats.

October 1490
A New King!
Vakhtang V Bagrationi (2/3/3) shall now rule our glorious nation after coming of age! Long live the King!

November 1490
Event: An Educated King
The education King Vakhtang V had growing up during the regency has prepared him to rule as King, just as we hoped. The advisors who provided it are proud of having left such a lasting legacy in the wisdom and motives of the man who will rule Georgia.

Vakhtang V becomes 2/3/5

December 1490
Genoa has announced us as a rival.

January 1491
Event: The Pen is Backed by the Sword
The passports carried by our diplomats have come to represent the credibility and consistency of our national purpose. Secure in the knowledge that our ambassadors speak words backed with the full authority of our government, the emissaries are given smooth travel and fast horses to ensure their duties are performed with haste.

Georgia receives 'Emissary Authority' for 5 years. Envoy travel time -33%

March 1491
Golden Horde is now fighting on two fronts, entering a war against Nogai and Timurids.

October 1491
We have secured a royal marriage with Castile.

December 1491
Mission Complete: Rival of our rival +5 prestige (23), +25 diplomatic power.

Current Mission: Insult our rival, Mamluks. A diplomat heads there immediately to deliver a scathing remark.

Mission Complete: Gain 5 prestige (28) and 25 military power.

Current Mission: Claim Kuma

We send a diplomat to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on the province of Kuma.

May 1492
We have maxed relations with Castile and entered a military alliance with them.

June 1492
We have entered a royal marriage with Poland.

August 1492
Event: Corruption
Corruption is one of the most common and frequent factors of political and economic life. Never in history was this more prominent than in the times of the feudal regimes.

King Vakhtang V ignores them. +3 inflation.

We send a diplomat to Muscovy to improve relations.

Mission Complete: Claim Kuma! +5 prestige (34), +25 military power.

We have entered a military alliance with Poland.

Current Mission: Insult Golden Horde

Mission Complete: Insult Golden Horde! +5 prestige (39), +25 military power.

With Ottomans and Qara Qoyunlu ending their war, Golden Horde has once again allied themselves with Ottomans again.

December 1492
A diplomat has been sent to Poland to improve relations.
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September 1493
Influence Ideas Advance: Marcher Lords
By granting considerable autonomy to vassals in border regions, these 'Marcher Lords' will be able to raise large military armies to support us in our wars.

Bonus Effect: Subject Forcelimits Contribution +50%

This concludes the Influence Ideas group.

November 1493
Relations with Poland have been maxed.

Current Mission: The Rival of our Rival – improve relations with Savoy

A diplomat has been sent to Savoy to improve relations.

August 1494
Event: Monetary Reforms
Our treasurers are arguing that we need to enact some reforms in our economic policies. A new master of mint will also be needed to take care of the economy.

King Vakhtang V has decided to enact the policies. -1 stability (-1), -1.00 inflation (5.60%)

October 1494
An Heir is Born!
Konstantine (5/5/2) is the new heir to the Georgian throne!

Our royal marriage with Theodoro has ended after their Duke passed away.

December 1494
We have entered a new marriage with Theodoro.

January 1495
Event: Heir Falls Ill!
King Vakhtang V decides to pray for the infant's life, but young Konstantine could not pull through.

June 1495
We have maxed relations with Muscovy.

Plans are to send the diplomat to Perm to improve relations.

January 1496
Event: Our Cause is Just
The hard work of our diplomatic team has convinced the world that our claims are fair, our actions are justified and our neighbors have little to fear from us. Anything we do, it is argued, is in the best interests of us all.

Georgia gains 'Just Causes' for five years. Aggressive expansion impact -20%

June 1496
Mission Complete: The Rival of our Rival. +5 prestige (44), +25 diplomatic power.

Current Mission: Insult Genoa, our rival.

Mission Complete: Insult Genoa. +5 prestige (49), +25 military power

August 1496
Event: Petition for Redress
Peasants typically had no voice, but they could occasionally gain access to the monarch and ask for redress. Sometimes, these requests for redress would be directed at the local lord who was perceived to be violating the peasants' rights. Stepping in to override a noble's authority was a very drastic step.

King Vakhtang V denies the petition and 6 Peasant regiments rise up in Guria.

Military Technology Advance: The Limber (7)
Artillery has been documented in Europe since the 13th century, but due to its lack of mobility, it had very limited battlefield use. The development of the Limber in the 1470s allowed guns to become more mobile and thus useful.

Bonus Effect: Military tactics +0.25, Infantry fire +0.10, artillery fire +1.00, enables Large Cast Bronze Mortar and Houfnice.

We are now ahead of the hordes as far as military technology. Big step. Cannons are also a huge step.

October 1496
The Peasants in Guria have been eradicated.

February 1497
Administrative Technology Advance: Noble Republic (7)
The notion of a noble oligarchy ruling the society has existed, since well, at least the Roman times, and remained popular in some parts of the world. Now this idea is once more gaining popularity amongst those who matter.

Bonus Effect: Allows another group of ideas. Allows Noble Republic.

King Vakhtang V has elected to take the Religious Ideas group.

June 1497
Current Mission: Protect Our Brethren in Cafa

King Vakhtang V is ready to make his first move to prove his mettle as a war-time King.



Since we're a hair past the 50 year mark, here's a map of Europe for everyone.

Some notes:
*Cornwall has already been eaten by France up on the western coast of England.
*Denmark has integrated Norway
*Sweden is back under a Personal Union with Denmark, after breaking away in independence for a few years.
*Perm is overcome with rebels, much like Muscovy was before Perm split.
*Nogai is being crushed by Uzbek in the east.
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June 1497
King Vakhtang V has decided to rule out waging war immediately. Strong concerns over the French forces and the Holy Roman Empire have made him stay his hand for the time being. As a smaller kingdom, we must be opportunistic.

We have also begun production of our first artillery unit.

September 1497
We have maxed relations with Perm.

Our diplomat heads to Theodoro. We'll look to get relations high enough to integrate the one province duchy.

November 1497
Our other diplomat heads to Denmark to improve relations.

February 1498
Event: Border Friction
'Our rightful provinces are held by other nations and our government seems to be making no effort to recover them! What use are they anyway?' proclaims the broadsheet. Widespread dissatisfaction with our failure to recover our claimed provinces is sweeping the kingdom.

King Vakhtang V makes a policy change. Golden Horde's opinion of Georgia -50.

May 1498
We have lost our claim on Golden Horde's Terek.

July 1498
We have maxed relations with Denmark. Our diplomat will head to Golden Horde to reclaim Terek.

August 1498
Event: Grand Ball in Kartli
Although rather costly, the court has expressed its desire for glamorous balls, state-dinners or other extravagances to entertain themselves.

King Vakhtang V throws the ball. +10 prestige (56), -9.20 ducats

May 1499
Event: Boundary Dispute
The lack of good maps or tools to create accurate maps would occasionally lead to overlapping claims of authority in border regions. These disputes were usually over very marginal areas, but could serve as a point of friction when monarchs decided to press the issue.

King Vakhtang V presses the issue and Georgia gains a claim on Erzurum.

We have begun the integration of Theodoro.

October 1499
Event: Integrating Theodoro
When a smaller country gives up its independence to join a greater realm, there is a lot of adapting, and while some parts are easy, the administration of the realm will still need to expand to accommodate all possibilities.

Prestige +5 (59)

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Post Integration Information

Our military force limit is 22.

Our naval force limit is 14.

Provinces
Theodoro

Base Tax: 3
Production: Wine

December 1499
We've begun to reestablish a claim on Azov.

Poland and Lithuania are back at war with Muscovy.

June 1500
Diplomatic Technology Advance: Marketplace & Dock (4)
Creation of legal and regional infrastructure in order to promote trade will not only encourage commerce but also allow us to better tax it.

Bonus Effect: Trade Range 10, can now build Dock & Marketplace

August 1500
Event: Unhappiness Among the Artisans
Conflicts and protests over taxes, corporations, trade and customs policies are becoming quite frequent and could result in a sharp drop in our industrial production if we don't handle the situation carefully.

King Vakhtang V decides to abolish a tax. -47.17 ducats

October 1500
We are sending a diplomat to France to improve relations.

January 1501
Event: Spy Ring Busted
Some of our diplomats have been implicated in a major espionage operation. Now every ambassador or emissary we send is suspected of being a spy and is subject to the harshest examinations when they end their appointed missions. It will take time to restore our reputation.

Georgia gets 'Suspected Diplomats' for 5 years. +25% envoy travel time.

We have sent a diplomat to England to improve relations.

June 1501
The Protestant Reformation has hit Riga.

September 1501
An Heir to the Throne!
Archil (4/3/6) (hot damn!) is the new heir to the throne!

Hopefully he outlives Konstantine.

October 1501
A diplomat has been sent to Lithuania to improve relations.

August 1502
Persia has broken free from Timurids and Qara Qoyunlu has declared war on them.

Event: Poor Vintage
One of our more prestigious vineyards has shockingly produced a wine of vastly inferior quality. Needless to say, people think less of our country for it. -5 prestige (49)

Religious Ideas Advance: Deus Vult
Join the battle cry of the crusades! 'God wills it' and crush the infidels!

Bonus Effect: Permanent Casus Belli against neighbouring heathens and heretics.

December 1502
A diplomat has been sent to Qara Qoyunlu to fabricate a claim on Yerevan.

March 1503
A Temple is under construction in Adyghe.

May 1503
We have lost our claim on Lower Don.

Military Technology Advance: Pike and Shot (8)
The Arquebus was easy to use as a weapon, but was also inaccurate and slow to fire, leaving its user vulnerable to cavalry charges. Blending with Pikemen allowed Arquebusiers to fire and then fall back to be shielded by Pikemen when enemy cavalry or infantry appeared.

Bonus Effect: Military Tactics +0.25, Combat width +1, Infantry Fire +0.25, Cavalry Shock +1.00, Can now build Training Fields and March.

October 1503
Our army helps dispatch 13,000 Pretender Rebels from Crimea.

November 1503
We begin to fabricate a claim on Qara Qoyunlu's Van province.

February 1504
Event: Heir Falls Ill
The heir, Archil, breathes heavily. He has been lying in bed for three days now, and reflected in the beads of sweat on his forehead is the fear in your eyes for his life. He might not make it for the night unless you do something.

King Vakhtang V spends 19.20 ducats to send for a trained medicus.

Archil survives! +5 Legitimacy (96)

July 1504
We have gotten our stability back to 0 using administrative power.

We have entered a royal marriage with Denmark.

August 1504
Event: Unhappiness Among the Artisans
Conflicts and protests over taxes, corporations, trade and customs policies are becoming quite frequent and could result in a sharp drop in our industrial production if we don't handle the situation carefully.

King Vakhtang V decides to abolish a tax. -49.64 ducats.

September 1504
We are now improving relations with Crimea and Poland.

January 1506
We have maxed relations with Muscovy.

March 1506
Event: A Firm Hand
The proper application of pressure and levers has enabled us to squeeze a little more out of our vassals. They may not like it, but they are the servants and we are the masters. They may have finally gotten the message – for now.

Georgia gains 'Firm Hand' for five years. +25% income from vassals, +25% subject force limits contribution.

We have sent our diplomat to improve relations with Muscovy. Their King and their heir are now of the Bagrationi line.

August 1506
Event: Naive Relative
A close member of the family of our ruler has proven utterly naive, and keeps telling foreigners vital information publicly. This is technically treason, but executing a member of the royalty might cause unrest.

King Vakhtang V reasons that he is a relative after all. Georgia gets 'Compromised Spy Defense' for 10 years, -25% National Spy Defense.

November 1506
With relations in Crimea maxed, our diplomat heads to Hungary.

April 1507
A Call to Arms!
The nation of Castile, our faithful ally, is requesting that we come to their aid in the Castilian Conquest of Cueta against Tlemcen and Touggourt. This is a war that they have started.

We have agreed!

A Call to Arms!
The nation of Muscovy, our faithful ally, is requesting that we come to their aid in the 3rd Golden Horde Conquest of Muscovy against Golden Horde and Ryazan. This is a defensive war, where we need to help our ally. Golden Horde is allied with Ottomans, Uzbek and Qara Qoyunlu.

We have agreed to defend our brethren to the north!
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Defending Muscovy
Muscovy leads the way with her vassal Pskov, along with Georgia and vassal Crimea. Golden Horde counters with Ryazn and Uzbek. Luckily for all involved, Ottomans and Qara Qoyunlu are currently sitting this out. That could change once they see us involved.

Uzbek has recently integrated Kazan.

April 1507
We'll start by marching our troops up to the Muscovy province of Penza to try and dispatch the 15,000 Golden Horde troops stationed there.

July 1507
We have spoken too soon. Ottomans and QQ have joined the fight.

Our navy has been destroyed by the crushing Ottoman fleet.

August 1507
Relations with Muscovy have been maxed.

Subsidies!
Castile have requested our help in exchange for subsidies! We will receive 5.07 ducats each month for a duration of 20 years.

Hot dog!

Our army has finally reached Penza.

September 1507
And absolutely dismantles the Golden Horde army there.

October 1507
Our army marches to Kasimov and destroys the Ryazan army there.

November 1507
Diplomatic Technology Advance: Basic Financial Instruments (5)
Overseas trade is very risky, but also highly profitable. The development of financial instruments like letters of credit will help reduce the risk, increasing our profits.

Bonus effects: Trade Range 20, +10% Trade Efficiency

December 1507
A Military Leader has Died!
Terrible news has General Malkhazi Maglakelidze has died! He served us faithfully and well! Only the finest funeral will do for such a colossus of combat.

Zareba Zhordania takes over leading the 1st Army.

We have begun a siege of Majar.

February 1508
Current Mission: Claim Lower Don.

April 1509
We have entered a military alliance with Denmark.

Khundzia, Kartli, Kahketi, Samtskhe are all under siege by QQ and her vassals.

August 1508
Event: Excellent Vintage
Our wine experts believe that a recent vintage from one of our wine producing areas is of superior quality. Our people are happily drinking it.

Georgia gets 'Excellent Vintage' for two years. -1.00 national unrest.

September 1508
We have maxed relations with Hungary. A diplomat heads to Denmark.

February 1509
Religious Ideas Advance: Missionary Schools
Although there is no shortage of people ready to go out and spread the true faith, most of these people simply do more harm than good. However specialist schools to train the missionaries will ensure we have more people who can not only spread the faith, but succeed as well.

Bonus Effect: +1 missionary

Georgian Ideas Advance: Restoration of Fortresses and Churches
To restore the realm from the devastating invasions of the last centuries, we must rebuild major fortresses and churches so our cities and villages can begin to prsoper once again. A special tax was imposed to finance such efforts.

Bonus Effect: -10% build cost

After 485 days we have won the siege of Majar.

March 1509
Qara Qoyunlu has won their siege of Samtskhe.

May 1509
Our army has beaten back the Shirvan troops that had Khundzia under siege.

June 1509
We have lost the siege of Kartli after 449 days.

Herald from Castile!
Castile has accepted peace with their former enemies of Tlemcen.

Castile picks up the provinces of Ceuta, Melilla and Wehran.

We beat back an invading Qara Qoyunlu army in Khundzia.

We have raised war taxes for two years.

November 1509
We have sent a diplomat to Poland, who has an elective monarchy. We are now supporting one of our heirs to ascend to the Polish throne.

Crimea has won the siege of Bahmut for us and moves to Lower Don.

December 1509
Event: Struggle Without, Struggle Within
Sometimes, we see conflicts on the international stage mirrored within our own borders. Today, we received news that our war with the Sunnis has brought about a religious conflict in Kuban, where the Sunni and Orthodox faiths exist side by side. People ho used to be neighbors and friends are attacking each other over what they perceive as the differences between us and our adversaries

-4,000 Manpower, Kuban is now Orthodox.

March 1510
After 241 days, we have taken Kahketi back.

May 1510
A small platoon of Golden Horde troops were trying to win back Majar. They have been crushed.

July 1510
6,000 Aq Qoyunlu troops trying to take Trebizond have been beaten back.

August 1510
Event: Wave of Obscurantism
As a typican response to different kinds of problems, obscurantism was frequent behavior as most nations at least until the Age of Enlightenment arose in the most advanced western nations of the European continent.

Georgia gets 'Obscurantism' for two years. +2.00 national unrest.

November 1510
Qara Qoyunlu and her allies have accepted a white peace with Muscovy.

It appears as if around 26,000 Armenian Nationalists have risen up in Yerevan and Van along our border with QQ.

January 1511
Herald from Muscovy!
Muscovy has accepted peace with their former enemies Golden Horde. The Horde will pay Muscovy 18 ducats.

What a waste, Muscovy. You disappoint me.

Armories are under construction in Kartli and Imereti.

February 1511
Event: A Firm Hand
The proper application of pressure and levers has enabled us to squeeze a little more out of our vassals. They may not like it, but they are the servants and we are the masters. They may have finally gotten the message – for now.

Georgia gains 'Firm Hand' for five years. +25% income from vassals, +25% subject force limits contribution.

March 1511
We are working on claims for Lower Don in Golden Horde (mission) and Cafa of Genoa.

June 1511
A Temple is under construction in Samtskhe.

September 1511
Mission Complete: Claim Lower Don

+5 prestige (53), +25 military power

Current Mission: Take Azov!

And that is what we shall do next. France is in a massive war with the Holy Roman Empire. The time to take Azov and/or Cafa is NOW!
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The 2nd Georgian Conquest of Azov

Genoa ally France has been in a massive war with The Palatinate, Augsburg, Saxony and Thuringia. They are dominating the war. It is nearly over.

Genoa's island province of Corsica has been under control of rebels for quite some time.

With France preoccupied, the time has come.

King Vakhtang V has declared war on Genoa for Azov.



September 1511
Castile has canceled their subsidies. That is sad.

October 1511
We have quickly begun a siege on Azov. The Crimean Army has arrived to siege Cafa.

Let the games begin.

December 1511
We have sent a diplomat to improve relations with Ottomans.

August 1512
Event: Nobles Demand Old Rights
The nobility during this period still recalled the days when the King was just the first among many nobles. The nobility wanted to return to these days and would frequently pressure the King to regain certain lost rights of privileges.

King Vakhtang V, in the midst of a war has decided to accept their demands.

+15% Local Autonomy in every province we have.

September 1512
We have won the siege of Azov after 342 days.

November 1512
We have won the siege of Cafa.

September 1513
Religious Ideas Advance: Church Attendance Duty
By adopting a mandatory church attendance policy, the emphasis on religious values and beliefs will unquestionably minimize the costs of maintaining law and order.

Bonus Effect: -25% Stability Cost

We have called Hungary to our cause and they have joined the war!

January 1514
An army of 50,000 combined Georgian forces take care of 9,000 Venetian soldiers in the Hungarian province Varasd.

Lithuanian and Georgian forces then march to Zagreb and take another 19,000 Venice soldiers out.

February 1514
The Georgian Army has begun a siege on the Venetian province of Lika.

Event: Families Left Behind
The recent war is taking a heavy toll on our people. Many were called, few are returning. The families of nobles and commoners alike toiled as they waited for soldiers to return home, but the war ended and they never did. Now the toiling continues, many being so preoccupied with the work to make up for the lost pair of hands that they barely have time to grieve. Of the ones who have time to think, many are increasingly thinking that we are throwing away lives too carelessly.

King Vakhtang V decides to ease the tax burden on the bereaved.

Georgia gets Post-War Tax Relief for five years. -15% National Tax Modifier.

Poland sieges the province of Ragusa, while Lithuania sieges Dalmatia. The Venetian cost is under attack from our combined forces.

France nearly has all of Aragon's Mediterranean cost under siege, the Castilian army is flagging.

July 1514
Muscovy has been beset by a Peasant's War.

August 1514
Event: Bourgeoisie Request Privileges
The Bourgeoisie class has grown increasingly resentful of the power of the noble failies and particularly their lack of opportunities in the higher ranks of government. Their only route into power is to marry into poor but well titled noble families or pry open positions in government circles.

King Vakhtang V decides to grant them privileges. -50 diplomatic power.

May 1515
Military Technology Advance: Star Fort (9)
In 1509 a monk and engineer tore down the medieval walls of Padua and replaced them with a rampart and a ditch which could be swept by flanking fire from the walls, adding an additional level of protection.

Bonus Effect: Enables Pike Infantry, can now build Star Fort.

Poland has won sieges in Ragusa and Dalmatia.

August 1515
We have won the siege of Dalmatia, while Hungary has won the siege of Istria for us.

Peace talks with Genoa are under way.

End of the 2nd Georgian Conquest of Azov (September 1511 – August 1515)

King Vakhtang V and Genoa's Giovanni Battista Imperiale have reached a peace accord, ending their bitter war.

Genoa will cede Azov to Georgia.
Georgia gains 1.5 prestige (54)

Mission Complete: Take Azov
Gain 10 prestige (64), gain 25 military power



There's Azov, nestled in nicely at the top.
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Post War Information

Our military force limit is 22

Our naval force limit is 14

Province Information
Azov
Base Tax: 3.00
Production: Slaves (hmm)

We'll use the down-time to reestablish our navy.

August 1515
Current Mission: Improve defenses in Kartli.

A Star Fort is under construction in the capital province.

A diplomat has been sent to improve relations with Castile.

September 1515
We have also sent a diplomat to Poland to support our heir for their throne.

All Eastern Militia have been upgraded to Eastern Pikemen

We are working to make Azov a core, this is expected to take just over two years.

We have used administrative power to boost stability to +1.

October 1515
We have recruited Inquisitor Torgva Bakradze as our administrative advisor. He provides +2% missionary strength.

Missionaries have been sent to Samtskhe and Tarki.

December 1515
Event: Reduce the Independence of the Church
The Church is a powerful institution, but more important a wealthy one. If we were to reign in on the Churcha nd make more a part of the state, we would also bring in more income for taxation.

King Vakhtang V decides to reign them in. -5.00 Patriarch Authority (0), +24.19 ducats.

March 1516
Event: The Pen is Backed by the Sword
The passports carried by our diplomats have come to represent the credibility and consistency of our national purpose. Secure in the knowledge that our ambassadors speak words backed with the full authority of our government, the emissaries are given smooth travel and fast horses to ensure their duties are performed with haste.

Georgia receives 'Emissary Authority' for 5 years. Envoy travel time -33%

We have lost our claim on Manych.

June 1516
The kingdom of Tirol has split from Austria.

July 1516
Event: The Families Left Behind
The recent war is taking a heavy toll on our people. Many were called, few are returning. The families of nobles and commoners alike toiled as they waited for soldiers to return home, but the war ended and they never did. Now the toiling continues, many being so preoccupied with the work to make up for the lost pair of hands that they barely have time to grieve. Of the ones who have time to think, many are increasingly thinking that we are throwing away lives too carelessly.

King Vakhtang V decides to ease the tax burden on the bereaved.

Georgia gets Post-War Tax Relief for five years. -15% National Tax Modifier.

August 1516
Mission Complete: Improve defenses in Kartli

+5.0 army tradition.

Current Mission: Claim Manych

Event: Good Harvest
1516 was considered a particularly good year for Georgia due to good harvest generating higher incomes than ever before.

King Vakhtang V decides to invest the money. +50 administrative power.


May 1517
Our diplomat finally heads to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on Manych.

July 1517
Diplomatic Technology Advance: Embassies (6)
We can develop better relations with neighboring countries by establishing embassies in their capitals, allowing our ambassadors to maintain permanent presence in their courts.

Bonus Effect: Can now build Embassy.

September 1517
We have lost our claim on Golden Horde's Kuma province.

December 1517
Azov has become part of Georgian patrimony.

February 1518
Mission Complete: Claim Manych. +5 prestige (61), +25 military power.

We have maxed relations with Castile. A diplomat will head to Poland.

Current Mission: Insult Golden Horde

A diplomat hast old them that their father smelt of elderberries.

Mission Complete: Insult Golden Horde +5 prestige (66), +25 military power

March 1518
Current Mission: Claim Kuma

A diplomat heads to Golden Horde to claim Kuma.

September 1518
Event: Sickness of King
Vakhtang V has fallen ill and can not handle all aspects of ruling Georgia for the time being.

Georgia gets 'Powerful Nobles' for 10 years (unless the king passes). +5% Production Efficiency

Religious Ideas Advance: Divine Supremacy
It is of the utmost importance that we rid our nation and its surrounding borders from the infidels pestering our lands.

Bonus Effect: Missionary Strength +3%

That's the key to the Religious Ideas group. Bingo.

October 1518
Muscovy has found an end to the Peasant's War.

November 1518
Mission Complete: Claim Kuma +5 prestige (69), +25 military power

December 1518
Current Mission: Insult Mamluks

Mission Complete: Insult Mamluks +5 prestige (74), +25 military power.

We are sending a diplomat to Ottomans to improve relations.

February 1519
We quickly maxed relations with them. A diplomat will head to Hungary to improve relations.

Conversion Successful!
The heretics of Samtskhe has been converted to the one and only true faith.

A missionary has been sent to Khundzia.

April 1519
We have maxed relations with Poland. A diplomat will now head to Muscovy. One will also head to Denmark.

June 1519
Conversion Successful!
The heretics of Tarki have been converted to the one and only true faith!

A missionary heads to Azaraba.

July 1519
A Call to Arms!
The nation of Muscovy, our faithful ally is requesting that we come to their aide in the 4th Golden Horde Conquest of Muscovy against Golden Horde and Ryazan.

We see that Ottomans and Qara Qoyunlu are involved and take the -25 prestige (47) to avoid this war. Our alliance with Muscovy is also broken.

Event: The Families Left Behind
The recent war is taking a heavy toll on our people. Many were called, few are returning. The families of nobles and commoners alike toiled as they waited for soldiers to return home, but the war ended and they never did. Now the toiling continues, many being so preoccupied with the work to make up for the lost pair of hands that they barely have time to grieve. Of the ones who have time to think, many are increasingly thinking that we are throwing away lives too carelessly.

King Vakhtang V decides to be more lenient drafting for the army in the future.

Georgia receives 'Decreased Drafting' for five years. -20% National Manpower Modifier
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August 1519
Muscovy has asked for an alliance, no doubt so they can get us to decline to get into another war. We decline their offer.

October 1519
Our ally Denmark has been beset by Protestant and Kurland Rebels in recent years. Their provinces along the Baltic coast south of Sweden have been under siege for quite some tme.

November 1519
Death of King Vakhtang V (11 October 1490 – 27 November 1519)
On this day, November 27, 1519 King Vakhtang V has passed into the next life. May God be with him. His reign is known for helping Castile take Cueta, helping Muscovy defend in the 3rd Golden Horde Conquest of Muscovy and taking Azov from Genoa. He also integrated Theodoro and began converting the heretics to the Orthodox face.

A New King!
Archil I Bagrationi (4/3/6) ascends to the throne of our glorious nation!

New Royal Marriages with Castile, Denmark, Poland and Hungary have been struck.

We are no longer tied to Muscovy. It may be wise to find a new ally.

January 1520
A diplomat heads to England to improve relations.

We spend 83 administrative power to bring our stability back to +1.

June 1520
We have maxed relations with Denmark. Our diplomat holds to Lithuania to improve relations.

September 1520
Event: Agricultural Revolution
We have managed to increase our agricultural production by implementing new farming techniques for plantations, irrigation and land properties organizations and thereby bring higher income tax to our state.

King Archil decides to raise taxes higher. Azaraba gains 1 base tax.

February 1521
Relations with England have been maxed.

Event: Religious Zeal
Inspired by our belief in Divine Supremacy, our missionaries are proving to be more convincing in their quiet chats with the unbelievers.

Georgia receives 'Missionary Zeal' for 5 years. +1% Missionary Strength.

Conversion Successful!
The heretics of Khundzia have been converted to the one and only true faith.

A missionary has been sent to Azov.

A diplomat has been sent to The Palatinate to improve relations.

July 1521
Denmark has broken out in Civil War!

August 1521
A Call to Arms!
The nation of Poland, our faithful ally is requesting that we come to their aid in the Polish Conquest of Danzig against Pomerania, Mecklenburg, The Palatinate, England, Connacht, East Frisia and Hungary.

We accept.

September 1521
We have maxed relations with Lithuania and have had to leave The Palatinate because of war.

November 1521
A Revolt!
Crimean Patriots have risen up in revolt in Azaraba and Azov!

December 1521
The 15,000 Patriots in Azaraba have been destroyed.

April 1522
The 14,000 Patriots in Azov have been dismantled.

June 1522
1,000 troops from Connacht just arrived in Mantrega. A hearty laugh all around that they made that journey.

July 1522
Military Technology Advance: Reiter (10)
Pike and shot formations proved a major threat to medieval knights. The initial response was heavier armor to counter the power of gunpowder weapons, but this slowed down cavalry, reducing their shock power. Reiters were usually armed with two pistols and a sword, allowing them to either shoot or charge depending on the opposition they faced.

Bonus Effect: Maneuver Value on units is increased by 25%. Enables Eastern Hussar, Culverin and Pedrero.

Cavalry has been upgraded to Eastern Hussars, artillery has been upgraded to Pedrero.

September 1522
Event: New Trade Research is Heretical
We have had complaints from several dignitaries in our country that the new practices of our merchants are clearly heretical and that we should put a stop to them.

King Archil ignores these complaints. -10 Prestige (35)

October 1522
The Georgian Army eliminates Augsburg's three star general in the Lithuanian province of Ingil.

December 1522
We have renewed our royal marriage with Denmark

January 1523
We have sent an army of 10,000 Englishmen on the retreat from Lithuania's Bratslav province.

February 1523
Religious Ideas Advance: Devoutness
Religion is one of the most important bulwarks of our rulership. By public displays of piety by the rulers, the ruled will follow suit. The growing of piety among our people will strengthen our rule.

Bonus Effect: +1.00 Tolerance of the True Faith.

Georgian Ideas Advance: Georgian Protectorates
Before the Mongol arrival, in its golden era Georgia exerted its power over a number of client states. Surrounded by people of different cultures and religions, we might find it easier to expand if e seek to create dependent states, rather than incorporating new lands into our realm directly.

Bonus Effect: +20% income from vassals.

April 1523
10,000 Palatinate troops have been sent in defeat from the Lithuanian province of Yedisan.

May 1523
Another group of English and Connacht soldiers have been beaten back from Ingil.

June 1523
2,000 English troops have been beaten back out of Crimea's Yediskhul.

July 1523
Georgia's army has begun to siege the Hungarian province of Maros.

August 1523
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Azaraba to the one and only true faith!

October 1523
Crimea has won a siege in the Hungarian province of Maramaros.

February 1524
A Herald from Pomerania!
Pomerania has accepted peace with their former enemies Poland.

Pomerania will cede Danzig to Poland, which was the war goal.

We have renewed our military alliance with Hungary.

We have sent a diplomat to improve relations with Wallachia, which has somehow avoided being demolished by Ottomans.

April 1524
We have lost our claim on Terek.

Current Mission: Claim Terek

Let's be honest, I'm hoping that Golden Horde breaks alliances with Qara Qoyunlu and Ottomans at some point so I can make a move. Also, if I could somehow finagle an alliance with Ottomans, we could probably crush Qara Qoyunlu, but dreams are dust.



As you can see, France is a massive beast, still holding territory in England. Castile has extended their influence by integrating Naples in the lower boot of modern day Italy. Muscovy is attempting to fight two wars, one with Novgorod and The Hansa, the other against Golden Horde, Ottomans and Uzbek. As you can see, Golden Horde is crushing Muscovy. We may never see Russia form.
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June 1524
We have lost our claim on Qara Qoyunlu's Erzurum province.

July 1524
Qara Qoyunlu has once again declared war on Persia.

September 1524
Event: We have merchants dealing in trade all over the world. It seems as if we struggled to support them properly, so a few rich exploiting capitalists just have to be downsized.

King Archil decides to support them anyway. -20 Diplomatic Power

December 1524
Sad news out of Castile as Carlos I de Trastamara has died. However, Castile has come right back to us asking for a new royal marriage.

Mission Complete: Claim Terek +5 prestige (59), +25 military power

January 1525
A diplomat heads to Hungary to improve relations.

June 1525
We have lost our claim on Golden Horde's Majar province.

February 1526
Event: Spy Ring Busted
Some of our diplomats have been implicated in a major espionage operation. Now every ambassador or emissary we send is suspected of being a spy and is subject to the harshest examinations when they end their appointed missions. It will take time to restore our reputation.

Georgia gets 'Suspected Diplomats' for five years, giving +25% envoy travel time.

April 1526
We have maxed relations with Wallachia.

July 1526
Our diplomat will head to Poland to improve relations. Essentially we're in a revolving door of heading around to our allies.

August 1526
We've maxed relations with Hungary, our diplomat will head to Denmark.

September 1526
Event: Production Research Flawed
The new techniques in our production are rumored to be flawed, and several leading nobles argue that we should discard them and go back to the old and tried methods instead.

King Archil ignores the claims. -10 prestige (44)

Diplomatic Technology Advance: Naval Ambition (7)
With an extra boost to naval morale, our sailors will conquer the waves and rule the seas. While our colonists will be able to brave the dark corners of the world, founding new settlements farther from home than ever before.

Bonus Effect: Max. Colonial Range 115, +0.30 Naval Morale

October 1526
Religious Ideas Advance: Religious Tradition
The strength of our faith and public displays of piety and worship are admired by other lands both near and far. This is reflected in the prestige and glory to our realm.

Bonus Effect: +1.00 Yearly Prestige

April 1527
We have repaid all of our loans and can now raise the maintenance of our army to replenish them to full strength.

Our relations with Denmark have been maxed.

May 1527
As have our relations with Poland.

Current Mission: The Rival of Our Rival – Improve relations with Nogai.

Diplomats have been sent to Ottomans and Nogai.
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July 1527
We have maxed relations with Ottomans.

A diplomat has been sent to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on Majar province.

Decmeber 1527
Event: The Non-Possessor Movement
The Church is a large landowner and this has brought a great deal of wealth to the Church. The non-possessors claim that the Church is being corrupted by this great wealth. Their opponents argue that the Church needs this wealth to carry out its holy mission. The key thing is the Church isn't really a big taxpayer, if it was forced to give its land away it would move into the hands of people we can tax. The downside would be the Church would have less wealth to perform its mission.

King Archil supports the movement. -5 Patriarchal Authority (0), -1 inflation (4.00%)

March 1528
Our claim on Majar has been finished.

April 1528
We will send our diplomat to improve relations with Crimea. It's time to integrate.

September 1528
We have lost our claim on Qara Qoyunlu's Yerevan province.

Event: Nobles Demand Privileges
The privileges of the nobility have been under continuous assault as Archil has attempted to centralize more and more control. The nobles have finally lost their patience and are demanding that they are given back what they believe is rightfully theirs.

King Archil ignores their demands. Georgia gets 'Disorder' for one year, giving +2.00 national unrest.

August 1529
We have lost our claim on the province of Van and our Casus Belli with Qara Qoyunlu.

September 1529
We have begun the annexation of Crimea.

We have maxed our relations with Nogai.

We have entered a military alliance with Nogai.

Mission Complete: The Rival of Our Rival +5 prestige (45), +25 diplomatic power.

November 1529
We have sent a diplomat to Muscovy to improve relations.

June 1530
Religious Ideas Advance: Inquisition
Establish a non-sanctioned Inquisition to maintain the religious purity of our populace by rooting our heretics and blasphemers.

Bonus Effect: +2.00% Missionary Strength vs Heretics

We have finished the Religious Ideas group.

Nobody ever expects the Georgian Inquisition.

Current Mission: Insult Mamluks

Mission Complete: Insult Mamluks +5 prestige (49), +25 military power

September 1530
Event: Gift to the State
Good governance would sometimes prompt the nobility and the businessmen of the realm to donate cash to the treasury, out of pure patriotism or in exchange for the sales or transfer of honorary titles and positions

Georgia gains 10 prestige (59)

November 1530
Qara Qoyunlu has announced us as their new rival.

December 1530
Event: Liturgical Reform
The Eastern Orthodox Church is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ our lord and his apostles. However, our family is large and diverse. Our patriarch is proposing some reforms to our liturgy that will bring our form closer to the other churches. The idea is bold and will strengthen the Church but we know that the superstitious and backward will reject this change.

King Archil supports the reform. +5 Patriarch Authority (5)

January 1531
A diplomat has been sent to Castile to improve relations.

Military Technology Advance: Matchlock Musket (11)
The Arquebus proved to be a very effective weapon for armor penetration, the result was that armor began to get heavier to resist its fire. A larger musket could deliver a heavier round offering better armor penetration.

Bonus Effect: Combat Width +2, Cavalry Fire +0.50, Infantry Shock +0.20, can now build Barracks and Weapons Manufactory

Genoa no longer considers us a rival and we no longer consider them.

We have named Qara Qoyunlu our rival.

February 1531
Current Mission: Claim Van.

A diplomat has been sent to Qara Qoyunlu to fabricate a claim on Van.

March 1531
Event: The Clergy Mobilizes Population
For many years our policies have motivated a large majority of our population to dutifully attend the expected religious ceremonies. The clergy has shown its thanks for our supportive policy by making supportive comments.

The people feel good. +1 stability (+2)

July 1531
Event: Integrating Crimea
When a smaller country gives up its independence to join a greater realm, there is a lot of adapting, and while some parts are easy, the administration of the realm will still need to expand to accommodate all possibilities. +5 prestige (62)

A Culture Accepted!
My King, our subjects who embrace Crimean have finally been able to prove their loyalty. We are now accepting Crimean as an integral part of our nation. Their language and culture are part of our national heritage.



You can see the provinces of Crimea, Yediskhul, Kyzyl-Yar, Mansur and Tyn which are now under the Georgian flag.
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Post Integration Information
Our military force limit is still 24.

Our naval force limit is now 21. We have no navy to speak of.

Province Information
Crimea
Base Tax: 7.00
Production: Salt

Yediskhul
Base Tax: 3.00
Production: Salt

Kyzyl-Yar
Base Tax: 2.00
Production: Salt

Mansur
Base Tax: 3.00
Production: Grain

Tyn
Base Tax: 2.00
Production: Grain

July 1531
We have entered a royal marriage and an alliance with Muscovy

A diplomat has been sent to Poland to improve relations.

October 1531
Mission Complete: Claim Van +5 prestige (67), +25 military power

Current Mission: Insult Golden Horde

Mission Complete: Insult Golden Horde +5 prestige (72), +25 military power

We have sent a missionary to Tyn.

November 1531
Greece has been formed from the province of Cafa!

December 1531
We have maxed relations with Poland.

Greece is new, has one province and no army. The province formerly known as Cafa is now known as Theodosia. We still have a valid claim here.

King Archil wants this province.

The Georgian Conquest of Theodosia

King Archil declares war and 23,000 troops move into Theodosia.

Conversion Successful!
The heretics of Azov have finally been converted to the one and only true faith!

A missionary has been sent to Kyzyl-Yar.

February 1532
An Heir to the Throne!
Giorgi (4/2/3) is the new Heir to the Throne! The succession is safe.

April 1532
Current Mission: Claim Bahmut

A diplomat has been sent to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on Bahmut province.

September 1532
Event: Poor Government Policies
Changes of policies, when poorly timed and made, were often wrongly perceived by the people of the time beyond their actual efficiency, as proof as a government's ill will and lack of interest in the welfare of the realm.

King Archil believes he has chosen the right path. -1 Stability (+1)

After 262 days, we have won the siege of Theodosia!

End of the Georgian Conquest of Theodosia (December 1531 – September 1532)

Greece has accepted our generous peace offer.

We demand their full annexation, taking Theodosia.
Georgia gains 2.5 prestige (72)



No need for a closeup, we all know where Caffa was, as it has now been renamed.

*Perm has once again split from Muscovy. I can see this being more permanent, unless something happens for Muscovy to get some land back from Golden Horde.
*Scotland is back in a big way. With the help of France they have claimed all of their land back, plus some of England's provinces.
*This is the longest I have ever seen Novgorod survive. This game has featured a weak Muscovy.
*We are getting missions to take land in Lithuania, but I am hesitant to ruin my relationship with Poland. There's a lot to like there though...
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Post War Information
Military Force Limit is now 25

Naval Force Limit is now 25

Province Information
Caffa
Base Tax: 5.00
Production: Wine

September 1532
Work is being done to make Caffa an immediate core. It will take two years.

We have sent a diplomat to Hungary to improve relations.

December 1532
Mission Complete: Claim Bahmut +5 prestige (76), +25 military power

We have begun to build Galleys. We must restore our navy.

May 1533
Current Mission: Create a Proper Fleet

Our relations with Hungary have been maxed out.

We have sent our diplomats to the Papal State and Austria to improve relations.

December 1533
Event: State Appointed Lay Members?
If we were to promote and stengthen the powers of lay members of the Church administration and bring in more state appointments, we would bring the Church under central control. The other side of the coin is that we will damage the Church's moral standing with the people.

King Archil decides to appoint the lay members. -5 Patriarchal Authority (0), +50 administrative power.

February 1534
A Call to Arms!
The nation of Denmark, our faithful ally, is requesting that we come to their aid in the Hanseatic Conquest of Nordjylland against The Hansa. This is a defensive war, where we need to help our ally. The Hansa is allied with Magdeburg and Novgorod.

King Archil agrees to join the war.

May 1534
A Call to Arms!
The nation of Denmark, our faithful ally, is requesting that we come to their aid in the Pomeranian Conquest of Bornholm against Pomerania. This is a defensive war where we need to help our ally. Pomerania is allied with Sweden, Magdeburg and Mecklenburg.

King Archil agrees to join the war.

September 1534
Event: Merchants Suffering
Our focus on mercantilism is making life hard for our merchants who trade in foreign places.

King Archil gives them support. -10 diplomatic power

Caffa is now considered part of our patrimony.

October 1534
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Tyn to the one and only true faith!

A missionary has been sent to Caffa.

December 1534
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Kyzyl-Yar to the one and only true faith!

A missionary heads to Mansur.

March 1535
A Call to Arms!
The nation of Muscovy, our faithful ally is requesting that we come to their aid in the 5th Golden Hordr Conquest of Muscovy against Golden Horde and Ryazan.

We decline, breaking our alliance with Muscovy and -25 Prestige (70)

June 1535
We have maxed relations with The Papal State and Austria.

Our diplomats head to Poland and Castile.

November 1535
Relations with Poland are maxed. We send a diplomat to Sweden to improve relations.

Pomerania has accepted peace with Denmark. That's the end of one war.

Administrative Technology Advance: Workshop & Courthouse (8)
The problem with a hereditary local nobility is that they tend to value their local interests over those of the rest of the nation. We need to steadily expand the reach of the government, which begins with two of the most important areas of administration, justice and taxation.

Bonus Effect: Can now build Workshop and Courthouse.

February 1536
National Decision
Georgia has passed the Act of Uniformity, granting +1.0% missionary strength.

March 1536
Event: The Love of the Devoted
Our love of the true faith knows no bounds, and our people feel secure and safe knowing this. Their fate after death is our number one concern.

Georgia gets 'Love of te Devoted' for five years. +3.00 Tolerance of the True Faith.

September 1536
Event: Merchant Defects
Our use of mercantilist policies is proving frustrating for some of our merchants, causing some to defect to other countries.

King Archil decides that Mercantilism is right. Georgia gets 'Absent Merchant' (Power -10.0) in Astrakhan for 10 years. +1.00 Mercantilism.

Denmark accepts peace with Novgorod, however, Magdeburg and The Hansa are still at war.

October 1536
We have lost our claim on Lower Don.

January 1537
Mission Complete: Create a Proper Fleet +5 navy tradition, +5 prestige (71)

Current Mission: Claim Lower Don

February 1537
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Caffa to the one and only true faith!

A missionary heads to Yediskhul.

July 1537
We have maxed our relations with Spain. (Formerly Castile)

August 1537
A diplomat heads to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on Lower Don.

November 1537
We have maxed relations with Sweden.

Denmark has accepted peace with The Hansa.
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December 1537
Poland has fully integrated Lithuania and they are now known as The Commonwealth

Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Mansur to the one and only true faith.

Our missionary heads to Crimea, the final province to turn.

April 1538
Mission Complete: Claim Lower Don +5 prestige (48), +25 military power

May 1538
We have sent diplomats to Mamluks and Nogai.

June 1538
A Temple is under construction in Kuban.

Current Mission: Insult Mamluks

Mission Complete: Insult Mamluks +5 prestige (53), +25 military power

July 1538
Current Mission: Claim Yerevan

We send a diplomat to Qara Qoyunlu to fabricate a claim on Yerevan.

A Call to Arms!
The nation of Spain, our faithful ally is requesting that we come to their aid in the Spanish Conquest of Corsica against Genoa, Avignon, The Palatinate, Ferrara, Venice, Naxos and Hungary. This is a war that Spain has started.

King Archil does not hesitate and joins the war.

September 1538
Event: Poor Government Policies
Changes of policies, when poorly timed and made, were often wrongly perceived by the people of the time beyond their actual efficiency, as proof as a government's ill will and lack of interest in the welfare of the realm.

King Archil believes he has chosen the right path. -1 Stability (0)

March 1539
Mission Complete: Claim Yerevan +5 prestige (57), +25 military power

May 1539
Current Mission: Achieve Religious Unity

July 1539
We have maxed relations with Nogai.

We have sent a diplomat to Bohemia to improve relations.

We have sent a diplomat to Qara Qoyunlu to fabricate a claim on Erzurum.

January 1540
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Yedishkul to the one and only true faith!

February 1540
Diplomatic Technology Advance: Trade Depot & Drydock (8)
Trade depots will offer central locations for trade goods to be accumulated and distributed from for higher trade efficiency. Dry docks will allow us to maintain a fleet able to protect our trade.

Bonus Effect: Trade Range 10, Can now build Drydock and Trade Depot.

September 1540
Event: Printing Press Gives Benefits
Since the invention of the printing press, more and more books, about an ever wider range of subjects, have been published. We can now see the benefit of this, since knowledge spreads faster and more ideas are appearing amongst our philosophers and natural scientists.

+20 Military, Diplomatic and Administrative Power.

December 1540
Administrative Technology Advance: The Scythe (9)
Although it has been in existence for a long time, the scythe somehow still isn't the most popular tool for harvesting crops. By encouraging peasants to use a scythe instead of a sickle we will improve the efficiency of our harvests.

Bonus Effect: +10% Production Efficiency

March 1541
Event: Religious Leaders Show the Way
The current period of uncertainty has been gnawing at the minds of the common people. However our religious leaders have stepped up and told the people it is simply a test of their faith. With that news people felt a lot better.

+1 Stability (+1)

Event: Preparing Our Defenses
Georgia is under attack, but the enemy has so far not succeeded in occupying any of our land. The forward-thinking among the military suggest we fortify our defenses where they are most needed, but are turning to Archil I Bagrationi for an opinion on exactly where that would be. The area around our capital may be one we cannot afford to let them take, but perhaps our borders should be secured first.

King Archil decides that fortifications must start at points on our borders. Kabardia, Samtskhe and Mansur get 'Improved Fortifications' for 10 years, giving these cities +10% Local Defensiveness.

We have sent a diplomat to the Commonwealth to support our heir.

April 1514
A Temple is under construction in Azaraba.

August 1541
Muscovy asks us for an alliance. We decline. They have been decimated by the Golden Horde.

October 1541
We have maxed relations with Bohemia.

December 1541
Qara Qoyunlu has declared war on Ottomans.

Spain has accepted peace with The Palatinate.

January 1542
We have sent a diplomat to fabricate a claim on Ganja, man.

June 1542
We have sent a diplomat to fabricate a claim on the Shirvan province of Dagestan.

September 1542
Event: Excellent Supplies
Our naval supply production has been unusually good. Giving us a boost in ship production.

Georgia gets 'Good Supplies' for two years. -10% Heavy and Light Ship cost.
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December 1542
A Temple is under construction in Mantrega.

February 1543
We have lost our claim on Golden Horde's Manych.

December 1543
We have lost our claim on Golden Horde's Kuma.

January 1544
Military Technology Advance: Spanish Square (12)
Spanish Square developed naturally from the Pike and shot formations. At its core was a traditional Pike Square. At each of the corners it had a group of Arquebusiers. It kept the staying power of the traditional pike square and enhanced it with the firepower of the Arquebus.

Bonus Effect: Military Tactcs +0.25, Enables Defensive or Offensive Eastern Musketeers.

All infantry have been trained into Offensive Eastern Musketeers

May 1544
Spain has accepted peace by fully annexing Genoa.

July 1544
With Ottomans embroiled in two wars, including one with Qara Qoyunlu, the time to strike on Golden Horde is now.



We are 100 years in, so here is a look at Europe.

*Spain controls the majority of Italy still.
*The Commonwealth is what Poland and Lithuania have become
*Muscovy has been fractured and decimated
*While Novgorod thrives.
*Uzbek is massive. Absolutely massive. We can't even see how massive they are yet.
*The Hansa has expanded into modern day Denmark.
*Scotland and France are still holding more territory than they're used to in England.
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Georgian Conquest of Terek

King Archil has declared war on Golden Horde.

With Ottomans stuck in two wars, now three and the Commonwealth and Nogai at our backs, we feel very comfortable being able to grab a province or two here.

July 1544
We have begun the siege of Majar.

Subsidies
The Commonwealth have requested our help in exchange for subsidies. We will receive 6.61 ducats per month for 20 years.

September 1544
Event: Unhappiness Among the Clergy
Conflict of opinion and interest over religious and secular matters between our government and our nation's religious authorities has upset the clergy.

We ignore their demands. -10 Patriarch Authority (0), +10 prestige (62)

March 1545
After 241 days we have won the siege of Majar.

Regency / Rise of a Pretender
King Archil has decided to die a little too soon and his heir is not quite ready to assume the throne. A Regency Council will rule until our new king is of age to ascend.

Meanwhile, the disputed succession of Giorgi has caused a pretender to raise an army and march for the capital!

9 Pretender regiments rise up in Azaraba under the pretender Iesse Kvinitadze.

We have entered royal marriages with The Commonwealth and Denmark.

May 1545
We have destroyed the Pretender's Army and executed him at the Kartli town square.

July 1545
We have beaten a small army of Ottomans who had Trebizond under siege.

Half our army sieges Kuma, while the other half marches for Terek.

Event: The Plight of Circassia
All of Georgia suffers in war, but those provinces which lie in the path of the enemy suffer worst. What appears to a soldier or commander as a convenient source of supplies is often all the common people have. The outskirts of Adyghe have been plundered in this war to the point of starvation. They are now reaching out for the government to aid them in recovering, lest the suffering of Georgia drag on for years past the eventual peace.

The Regency Council decides to provide whatever necessary. -48.01 ducats.

January 1546
Event: The Non-Possessor Movement
The Church is a large landowner and this has brought a great deal of wealth to the Church. The non-possessors claim that the Church is being corrupted by this great wealth. Their opponents argue that the Church needs this wealth to carry out its holy mission. The key thing is the Church isn't really a big taxpayer, if it was forced to give its land away it would move into the hands of people we can tax. The downside would be the Church would have less wealth to perform its mission.

The Regency Council supports the movement. -5 Patriarchal Authority (0), -1 inflation (2.13%)

After 121 days we have won the siege of Terek.

February 1546
The Georgian Army now puts Kuma under siege.

We send a diplomat to Spain to improve relations.

March 1546
Event: Religious Zeal
Inspired by our belief in Divine Supremacy, our missionaries are proving to be more convincing in their quiet chats with the unbelievers.

Georgia receives 'Missionary Zeal' for 5 years. +1% Missionary Strength.

September 1546
Event: Wave of Obscurantism
As a typical response to different kinds of problems, obscurantism was frequent behavior as most nations at least until the Age of Enlightenment arose in the most advanced western nations of the European continent.

Georgia gets 'Obscurantism' for two years. +2.00 national unrest.

October 1546
After 271 days we have won the siege of Kuma.

The army marches for Lower Don.

Conversion Successful!
We have finally converted the heretics of Crimea to the one and only true faith!

Mission Complete: Achieve Religious Unity!
+10 Prestige (72), +25 Administrative and Diplomatic Power

Administrative Technology Advance: Modern Theocracy (10)
The development of the social structure is not exclusive to the aristocracy. The clergy too have to improve their internal governance. This will assist in the development of modern thought in our country.

Bonus Effect: Another Group of Ideas is unlocked. Allows Theocracy.

We have unlocked the Quanity Ideas group in the military tree.

Quantity Ideas Advance: Levée en Masse
We have, up to now, been very choosy over who should serve as a ranker in our military. We only took the poorest and most desperate, basically the people no one else would miss. Now though, we are going to open up the ranks to everyone who isn't rich.

Bonus Effect: +50% National Manpower Modifier

Georgian Ideas Advance: Samouravo Reform
Thanks to an administrative reform dividing large autonomous saeristavo (duchies) unto smaller and easier to control samouravo (countries), our realm will become easier to govern, more stable and loyal to the crown.

Bonus Effect: -10% Stability Cost Modifier.

National Decisions
Georgia has decided to pass the Conventicle Act, giving +1.00% Missionary Strength and -1.00 Tolerance of Heretics

January 1547
We split the army in two so we may put Bahmut and Lower Don under siege.

February 1547
A New King!
Giorgi VIII Bagrationi (4/2/3) has now come of age and has ascended to the throne! Long live the King!

Vakhtang (1/2/4) is the new heir. The succession is safe.

Current Mission: Take Lower Don

March 1547
We have maxed relations with Spain.

We enter a royal marriage with Muscovy

August 1547
After 271 days we have won the siege of Lower Don.

After 241 days we have won the siege of Bahmut.

September 1547
We are now holding Tsaritsyn under siege.

December 1547
Peace talks are now under way with Golden Horde.

January 1548
End of the Georgian Conquest of Terek (July 1544 – January 1548)

King Giorgi VII of Georgia and Bek Bulat I of Golden Horde have reached a peace accord.

Golden Horde will cede Terek, Majar and Lower Done to Georgia.
Golden Horde will annul all treaties with Ottomans.
Golden Horde will pay 21 ducats.
Georgia gains 6 prestige (75)

Mission Complete: Take Lower Don +10 Prestige (85), +25 administrative power.

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January 1548
Current Mission: Claim our rival's province, Borisoglebsk

We've entered an alliance with Muscovy.

A Temple is under construction in Azov, Trebizond, Circassia and Kabardia.

A Courthouse is under construction in Kartli.

February 1548
An Armory is under construction in Kahketi.

May 1548
We have revoked military access through our nation to Shirvan and Qara Qoyunlu.

We send a diplomat to Hungary to improve relations.

June 1548
A diplomat heads to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on Borisoglebsk.

August 1548
A Temple is under construction in Alania.

October 1548
Event: Merchants Spread Thin
We have merchants dealing in trade all over the world. It seems as if we struggled to support them properly, so a few rich exploiting capitalists just have to be downsized.

King Giorgi VIII decides that Asia is not as important as Europe. We gain Absent Merchant (Power -10) in Persia for 10 years.

Herald from Commonwealth
The Commonwealth wishes to inform us that we are no longer relevant to their interest, therefore their subsidies will immediately be canceled.

A Call to Arms!
The nation of Muscovy, our faithful ally is requesting that we come to their aid in the Novgordian Reconquest of Tikhvin against Novgorod. This is a defensive war while we need to help our ally.

King Giorgi VIII decides to help Muscovy.

We receive military access from Commonwealth.

January 1549
Terek is now considered part of our patrimony.

A missionary heads there.

February 1549
Mission Complete: Claim Borisoglebsk! +5 prestige (87), +25 military power

We are now holding the Novgordian province of Kholm under siege.

We have sent a diplomat to fabricate a claim on the Ottoman province of Canik.

A diplomat has also headed to the Commonwealth to improve relations.

Current Mission: Achieve Religious Unity

August 1549
After 197 days we have won the sieve of Kholm.

Our army now marches for the capital province of Novgorod.

October 1549
Internal Conflicts have begun to beset the Commonwealth.

January 1550
Lower Don and Majar are now considered part of our patrimony.

A missionary heads to Lower Don.

A diplomat heads to the Sivas province of Ottomans to fabricate a claim.

April 1550
After 225 days we have won the siege of Novgorod.

Our troops will now head to the Muscovian province of Beloozero to confront the 14,000 Novgorod troops there.

June 1550
The troops are easily sent retreating. Our army heads to Torzhok to fabricate lie siege to the province.

August 1550
Conversion Successful!
We have managed to convert the heretics of Terek to the one and only true faith!

Our missionary heads to Majar.

October 1550
We have maxed relations with Commonwealth.

Our diplomat heads to the Sinop province of Ottomans to fabricate a claim.

Event: Musket or Bow?
An argument has broken out in court over the importance of Musket compared to the traditional archery regiments. With the hopes of convincing King Giorgi VIII that their role in the army is not becoming obsolete a group of veteran archers have put on an impressive demonstration. Their grace, skill and accuracy was admired by many who were present.

King Giorgi VIII decrees that it's time for these old men to retire. -15 army tradition.

Diplomatic Technology Advance: Carracks & Caravel (9)
Development of the lateen sail allowed Carracks to sail much closer to the wind than earlier vessels. Enhanced maneuverability made them superior to other ships.

Bonus Effect: Max. Colonial Range 50, +0.20 Naval Morale, +20% Naval Maintenance. Enables Carrack and Caravel.

After 113 days we have won the siege of Torzhok.

January 1551
Event: Reduce the Independence of the Church
The Church is a powerful institution, but more important a wealthy one. If we were to reign in on the Church and make more a part of the state we would also bring in more income for taxation.

King Giorgi VIII decides to reign them in. -5 Patriarch Authority (0), +34.13 ducats

Novgorod has accepted peace with Sweden.

February 1551
We have begun the siege of Ustyug.

August 1551
After 200 days we have won the siege of Ustyug.

The army moves to the Muscovian province of Viatka to rest it back from Novgordian control.

October 1551
A Call to Arms!
The nation of Spain, our faithful ally has requested our aid in the French Conquest of Pirineos against France and Liege.

We agree to aid Spain.

February 1552
Peace with Novgorod
We have made peace with Novgorod, leaving Muscovy to fight them.

Novgorod will give Georgia 29 ducats
Novgorod will annul their treaties with Hansa.

Our army begins the long march home.

June 1552
We have entered a military alliance with Hungary.

October 1552
Event: Petition for Redress
Peasants typically had no voice, but they could occasionally gain access to the monarch and ask for redress. Sometimes, these requests for redress would be directed at the local lord who was perceived to be violating the peasants' rights. Stepping in to override a noble's authority was a very drastic step.

King Giorgi VIII accepts the petition. -25 Prestige (58)

December 1552
We have sent a diplomat to Hungary and Muscovy to improve relations.

May 1553
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Lower Don to the one and only true faith!

Administrative Technology Advance: Counting House & Spy Agency (11)
The expansion of government, particularly in the area of revenue collection is of vital importance. Gradual improvements in the administration have allowed us to take the next step in government expansion.

Bonus Effect: Can now build Spy Agency and Counting House.

We have begun construction of a Star Fort in Trebizond.
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April 1554
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Majar to the one and only true faith!

As such...

Mission Complete: Achieve Religious Unity
+10 prestige (65), +25 administrative power, +25 diplomatic power

Current Mission: Claim Astrakhan

June 1554
We have maxed relations with Hungary.

A diplomat heads to Golden Horde to claim Astrakhan.

October 1554
Event: Naive Relative
A close member of the family of our ruler has proven utterly naive, and keeps telling foreigners vital information publicly. This is technically treason, but executing a member of the royalty might cause unrest.

King Giorgi VIII reasons that he is a relative after all. Georgia gets 'Compromised Spy Defense' for 10 years, -25% National Spy Defense.

February 1555
Mission Complete: Claim Astrakhan +5 prestige (68), +25 military power

Current Mission: Protect Against Qara Qoyunlu

March 1555
We have sent a diplomat to Nogai to improve relations.

April 1555
Mission Complete: Protect Against Qara Qoyunlu +5 Army Tradition.

Current Mission: Claim Tsaritsyn

May 1555
A diplomat has been sent to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on Tsaritsyn.

November 1555
France and Spain Reach a Peace
Spain will cede Pirineos, Rosellon and Navarra to France.
Spain will release Genoa as a sovereign state.
Spain will pay 177 ducats.

Ouch.

January 1556
Mission Complete: Claim Tsaritsyn +5 prestige (71), +25 military power

Current Mission: Improve Defenses in Majar

February 1556
We have entered a new royal marriage with Hungary.

Our diplomat heads to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on Manych.

March 1556
Event: Surplus Equipment
Turning a man into a soldier is expensive and time consuming. One of the biggest costs is the necessary equipment that turns a defenseless man into a relentless killing machine. Fortunately we have found that we have a stockpile of such equipment sitting around. It is in poor condition and won't last long, but if we were to use it now we could get men into uniform much cheaper.

Georgia gets 'Surplus Equipment' for five years, granting -10% Infantry Cost.

July 1556
A Call to Arms!
Our faithful ally Hungary is requesting that we come to their aid in the Ottoman Conquest of Torontal against Ottomans. This is a defensive war where we need to help our allies.

King Giorgi VIII declines, ending the alliance with Hungary and losing 25 prestige (45)

We need to protect ourselves at the moment. We still may strike at Ottomans, but not with Hungary's help or lack thereof.

October 1556
Event: Cities Demand Old Rights
Urban dwellers had always existed under a different code of rules than their rural brethren – even in the same state. Just as monarchs looked to curb the privileges of nobles they often tried to bring cities under more uniform rules and regulations. The cities often resisted these efforts.

King Girorgi VIII has accepted their rights. -30 Legitimacy (52)

November 1556
We have lost our claim on Van.

March 1557
We have maxed our relations with Nogai.

Mission Complete: Improve Defenses in Majar! +5 army tradition.

Current Mission: Fabricate a Claim on Van.

July 1557
Quantity Ideas Advance: The Young Can Serve
How old does a boy have to be before he is a man? How old must he be before he can die for his country? Some rulers are squeamish, we on the other hand are an equal opportunity butcher.

Bonus Effect: +20% Manpower Recovery Speed

30,000 Georgian Troops, the first army, led by General Kartlos Guliashvili are in Trebizond preparing for their assault.

King Giorgi VIII is about to take the biggest risk in Georgian history.
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August 1557
We have sent a diplomat to Denmark to improve relations.

November 1557
Mission Complete: Claim Van +5 prestige (48), +25 military power

Current Mission: Take Astrakhan

The Georgian Conquest of Astrakhan
King Giorgi VIII is ready to expand further into Golden Horde territory. Astrakhan, an important trade province is the next likely target and would give Georgia a border with her ally, Nogai.

The Commonwealth will come to our aid in this conflict, while Qara Qoyunlu and Uzbek will aid Golden Horde.

We are outnumbered but undaunted by the challenge posed.



November 1557
Our 1st Army moves to Manych to begin a siege.

March 1558
A Herald from Spain
Sad news as King Enrique VII of Spain has died and our royal marriage ends.

Spain quickly acts to secure a new marriage, which we accept.

June 1558
After 197 days we have won the siege of Manych.

Thus far allied forces have won battles in Lower Don, Majar and Ryazan.

July 1558
Event: Hunting Accident
His body has been draped, by whom you do not know, in a white cloth now stained red by his lost vitae. They say he was found by his horse, in a clearing in the woods. You know the place they speak of. His face is calm, almost serene. You reach out to touch him. The terrible reality of the situation dawns on you. The cold you feel is that of death.

Sorrow overtakes King Giorgi VIII as his son, Vakhtang has died.

-1 Stability (-1)

August 1558
The Battle of Kuma
Allied forces win a significant battle in Kuma.



We continue by putting Kuma under siege.

October 1558
Event: A Bountiful Harvest
This year's harvests have been exceptional! Rarely in our nation's history has the earth brought forth so much of its bounty. The populace are already interpreting this as a sign that we are enjoying divine favor.

+31.29 ducats

November 1558
The Battle of Astrakhan
Another big battle is won, this time by Georgian and Moldovan forces.



February 1559
Moldava has won the siege of Astrakhan.

Administrative Technology Advance: Fine Arts Academy (12)
As art patronage became more important for the prestige of the ruler, the need for a constant supply of artists has also grown. The first Fine Arts Academy was founded in Florence in 1563.

Bonus Effect: Can now build Fine Arts Academy. Allows Administrative Monarchy and Administrative Republic

March 1559
Commonwealth has won their siege on Kuma.

April 1559
We issue a Call to Arms for Nogai.

Nogai refuses and we gain a Casus Belli on them for this insult!

June 1559
Our 1st Army marches for Bahmut.

We spend 55 administrative power to level out our stability at 0.

September 1559
After 225 days we have lost the siege of Guria to Qara Qoyunlu.

November 1559
We win a big battle in Manych against Golden Horde Forces.



Despite the war, we have sent a diplomat to Nogai to fabricate a claim on Ryn.

December 1559
Our troops, low on morale, manage to fight back against 10,000 Uzbek troops, sending them to retreat.

We have lost the siege of Samtskhe to Qara Qoyunlu.

January 1560
We have put Sarai under siege.

March 1560
After 187 days we have lost the siege of Imereti to Qara Qoyunlu.

April 1560
Diplomatic Technology Advance: The Flute (10)
A Flute is a specialised cargo vessel capable of carrying a large load with a very small crew. Flutes were designed to be built cheaply and in large numbers. A useful ship if you need to move things across the oceans.

Bonus Effect: Trade Range 20, +10% Trade Efficiency, +10 Settler Growth, Enables Flute and War Galley

August 1560
The Battle of Sarai
We lose our first battle and to Qara Qoyunlu. Those vile dogs!



October 1560
Event: Growth of Cities Attracts Serfs
It seems as if serfs are moving out of the provinces and aim to earn a living in the capital. This is creating turmoil in the country, but our capital may benefit in the long run.

-1 Base Tax in Khundzia, +25% Local Autonomy in Khundzia, +1 Base Tax in Kartli

After 423 days we have lost the siege of Trebizond.

November 1560
End of the Georgian Conquest of Astrakhan (November 1557 – November 1560)
King Giorgi VIII of Georgia and Khan Abdul-Rahman of Golden Horde have reached a peace agreement.

Golden Horde will cede Astrakhan to Georgia.
Golden Horde will pay 35 ducats
Georgia gains 2.5 prestige (77)

Mission Complete: Take Astrakhan! +10 Prestige (87), +25 administrative power



Mission Accomplished! We take an Asian trade node in the process and bridge our land toward Nogai, our next target.
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Post War Information
Our military force limit is now 31
Our naval force limit is 28

Province Information
Astrakhan
Base Tax: 5.0
Production: Wool
Province is a Trade Node

It will take 28 months to core Astrakhan, work has begun.

February 1561
Current Mission: Claim Sarai

A diplomat heads there.

A diplomat also heads to Nogai to fabricate a claim on Mangyshlak.

A Call to Arms!
Muscovy has requested our aid in their multiple conflicts with Golden Horde, Ryazan and Perm.

King Giorgi VIII laughs and declines. -25 prestige (61)

March 1561
Event: People Feel Safe
Our policy of encouraging narrow-mindedness has left our people feeling secure from the danerous new ideas that are out there.

+1 Stability (+1)

October 1561
Mission Complete: Claim Sarai
+5 prestige (65), +25 military power

A diplomat heads to Nogai to fabricate a claim on Ustyurt. Our other diplomat heads to Commonwealth to improve relations.

November 1561
Muscovy, already broken, battered and embroiled in a pair of wars has descended into Civil War.

June 1562
A diplomat heads to Hungary to improve relations.

July 1562
Quantity Ideas Advance: Enforced Service
The principal of volunteering underpins our whole army structure. Sometimes there aren't enough volunteers. We should force people to volunteer.

Bonus Effect: -10% Regiment Costs

August 1562
Event: Soirée
The chandeliers blaze shadows and light across the grand ball room of your palace, and the music of a hundred dancing violins fills the air. 'Your Majesty!', 'Your Excellency!', 'My King!', the foreign guests and local dignitaries greet you. Everywhere is conversation, laughter, discussion, and the breathing, pulsating rhythm of life. Your eyes gaze across the assembled myriads.

Giorgi VIII meets a fine young woman, greeting her “Good evening, My Lady!”

Leading to....

An Heir to the Throne!
Giorgi (5/5/4) is the new Heir to the Throne! The succession is safe.

-10 Prestige (53), Giorgi IX's claim to the throne is weak.

October 1562
Event: Sale of Titles
My lord, one of your advisors has suggested selling off titles of nobility to anyone who can afford to pay. It would bring in lots of money if we do, but it would devalue the idea of nobility and perhaps upset the existing aristocratic families.

King Giorgi VIII claims that nobility cannot be bought.

+1 Stability (+2)

January 1563
We have maxed relations with Hungary.

Event: Reduce the Independence of the Church
The Church is a powerful institution, but more important a wealthy one. If we were to reign in on the Church and make more a part of the state, we would also bring in more income for taxation.

King Giorgi VIII decides to reign them in. -5.00 Patriarch Authority (0), +39.87 ducats.
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The Georgian Conquest of Ryn
After the grave insult of refusing King Giorgi's Call to Arms during the Georgian Conquest of Astrakhan, revenge has weighed heavy on the king's crown. And now, knowing Nogai has been weakened by a Pretender to the crown, he seeks to exact his revenge on Nogai by declaring war on the Horde nation that has no ally.



January 1563
The war begins with 30,000 Georgian troops moving to Ryn, where the Pretender Army has the province under siege.

Current Mission: Achieve Religious Unity

February 1563
We have maxed relations with Commonwealth. A diplomat heads to Spain to improve relations.

The Pretender Army is cut from 12,000 to 4,000 men and retreat deeper into Nogai.

March 1563
Astrakhan is now considered part of our patrimony.

A missionary heads to Astrakhan, it will take roughly five years to convert.

June 1563
After 300 days we have won the siege of Ryn. Though the Pretender Army did most of those 300 days.

July 1563
The Battle of Lower Yik
At the province of Lower Yik, the Goergian Army loses 731 troops in obliterating the 6,000 men of Nogai's standing army.



August 1563
The 1st Army has been split in two, allowing us to siege Lower Yik and the capital province of Nogay.

December 1563
After 136 days we have won the siege of Nogay. The 1st Army heads to Mangyshlak.

May 1564
After 298 days we have won the siege of Lower Yik.

An army of 4,000 Nogai troops has been raised and heads to Nogay to try and free the siege.

June 1564
The Battle of Nogay



The 2nd Army heads to Bayuly.

September 1564
After 244 days we have won the siege of Mangyshlak.

The 1st Army heads for Ustyurt.

October 1564
Event: No One Wants to Work
With the generous liberties we have granted our merchants, we have ended up with a situation where people simply don't want to do honest work anymore.

-6.66 ducats

November 1564
We have maxed relations with Spain.

May 1565
After 298 days we have won the siege of Bayuly.

The 2nd Army heads for Yaik.

June 1565
After 244 days we have won the siege of Ustyurt.

September 1565
The 1st Army arrives in Alimuly, historically known as Almaty.

December 1565
After 190 days we have won the siege of Yaik. The 2nd Army marches for Buzuluk.


January 1566
Event: Reduce the Independence of the Church
The Church is a powerful institution, but more important a wealthy one. If we were to reign in on the Church and make more a part of the state, we would also bring in more income for taxation.

King Giorgi VIII decides to reign them in. -5.00 Patriarch Authority (0), +39.85 ducats.

April 1566
Event: Surplus Equipment
Turning a man into a soldier is expensive and time consuming. One of the biggest costs is the necessary equipment that turns a defenseless man into a relentless killing machine. Fortunately we have found that we have a stockpile of such equipment sitting around. It is in poor condition and won't last long, but if we were to use it now we could get men into uniform much cheaper.

Georgia gets 'Surplus Equipment' for five years, granting -10% Infantry Cost.

July 1566
After 202 days we have won the siege of Buzuluk. The 2nd Army marches for Orda.

August 1566
After 339 days we have won the siege of Alimuly. The 1st Army marches on Zhetyru.

October 1566
Event: Sale of Titles
My lord, one of your advisors has suggested selling off titles of nobility to anyone who can afford to pay. It would bring in lots of money if we do, but it would devalue the idea of nobility and perhaps upset the existing aristocratic families.

King Giorgi VIII claims that nobility cannot be bought.

+1 Stability (+3)

January 1567
Administrative Technology Advance: Improved Drainage
The more land we can cultivate, the bigger the population we can feed in that area. Gradual improvements in drainage have led to wetlands being brought into use.

Bonus Effect: +10% Production Efficiency, can now build Plantations.

February 1567
After 175 days we have won the siege of Orda.

End of the Georgian Conquest of Ryn (January 1563 – February 1567)
King Giorgi VIII the Conquerer and Khan Qasim II have reached a peace agreement.

Nogai will transfer 50% of their trade power to Georgia in trade nodes where both countries have power.
Nogai will be forced to give Georgia 10% of their income each month as war reparations.
Nogai will cede Ryn, Orda and Lower Yik to Georgia.
Nogai will pay 48 ducats.
Georgia gains 6 Prestige (81)

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Curious to see how people feel about the pace of this. Is there too much information? Should it be streamlined? Are you enjoying it?
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Enjoying and I find the level of detail to be engaging. Favorite part is when you discuss strategy and long term goals.
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Enjoying and I find the level of detail to be engaging. Favorite part is when you discuss strategy and long term goals.

Awesome, thanks! I follow a lot of AARs on the Paradox and Reddit forums for the game and I get disappointed because it's more of a screen shot history with little paragraphs attached.

I know that I'm basically giving a pbp of the game as I go along, but I feel it gives it a grander sense of the history and what's happening in the world around Georgia. I try to put in as much of my own thoughts as possible because the reader should have an idea of what's going to happen, or what I'm going to attempt to make happen.

Once I'm through with this game, the next AAR will be done using the new El Dorado release that's coming up and it may be a good time for a larger nation (Portugal, Castile, England) to test out the new Seven Cities of Gold mechanics.

Thanks for following along!
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Post War Information
Our military force limit is 33.
Our naval force limit is 29.

Province Information
Ryn
Base Tax: 1.0
Production: Fish

Orda
Base Tax: 1.0
Production: Wool

Lower Yik
Base Tax: 2.0
Production: Wool

February 1567
Muscovy asks for an alliance while they are pitted at war with Novgorod and Riga. King Giorgi VIII declines.

March 1567
Work has begun to turn Ryn into a core province.

King Giorgi VIII has canceled the trade power being transferred from Nogai.

May 1567
Work has begun to turn Orda into a province.

Ottomans are embroiled in a war with Savoy, Frankfurt, Wurzburg, The Papal State, Portugal, Spain, Commonwealth, Austria and more. This may be our time to make inroads to our west along the southern Black Sea.

A Revolt!
21,000 Astrakhani Nationalists have risen up in Astrakhan!

August 1567
We have lost claims on Yerevan, Erzurum and Bahmut.

We have ordered construction of Star Forts in Guria, Samtskhe, Kahketi, Khundzia and Tarki. This will cover our borders with Qara Qoyunlu.

An Armory is under construction in Azaraba.

September 1567
Work has begun in Lower Yik to create a core.

We have sent a diplomat to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on Bahmut.

The Georgian Conquest of Canik!



King Giorgi VIII senses weakness in the evil Ottomans as they wage war against the majority of Europe's powers, leaving them vulnerable in the eastern portions of their Sultanate.

The numbers of troops may look daunting, but Giorgi is counting on the majority of Ottoman forces being tied up in Europe. If that is not the case, this could be a massive miscue for Georgia.

The 1st Georgian Army marches for Canik.

October 1567
We have lost our claim on Ganja.

November 1567
It is now a free-for-all as Qara Qoyunlu has joined in against Ottomans! The great Sultanate power of Europe is now facing three separate wars.

Event: Gothic Revolt
The ongoing oppression and exploitation of the Gothic minority has finally reached its boiling point. The citizens of Theodoro have decided to take up arms against the oppressors.

King Giorgi VIII decides to negotiate with the Gothics.

Georgia gets 'Rebel Negotiation' for one year, giving the following effects: -5% National Tax Modifier, +10% Stability Cost Modifier, -30 ducats

February 1568
The Ottoman Army has destroyed our entire naval fleet, leaving them ruined and broken along the Black Sea floor. The anguished cries of our sailors can be heard across the bay in Trebizond, Guria, Mingrelia, Abkhazia and Adyghe.

A nation mourns for those lost.

Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Astrakhan to the one and only true faith!

March 1568
We have lost our claim on Dagestan.

July 1568
After 297 days we have won the siege of Canik!

The army marches for Sinop.

We have sent a diplomat to Wallachia to improve relations.

October 1568
Event: Merchant Defects
Our use of mercantilist policies is proving frustrating for some of our merchants, causing some to defect to other countries.

King Giorgi VIII decides on a slight loosening of the policies. Georgia gets 'Increased Free Trade' for 10 years, giving the following effects:

-10% National Spy Defense, +10% National Trade Income Modifier, -1.00 Mercantilism

December 1568
After 151 days we have won the siege of Sinop!

The army marches for Sivas.

April 1569
The province of Ryn is now considered part of our patrimony.

A missionary heads there.

May 1569
After 117 days we have won the siege of Sivas!

The army marches for Kayseri.

August 1569
The province of Orda has become part of Georgian patrimony!

A missionary heads there.

November 1569
Our army splits and 27,000 Georgian troops easily dispatch an Ottoman army of 17,000 in Bozok. The 27,000 head back to Kayseri to continue their siege.

December 1569
The province of Lower Yik is now considered part of our patrimony!

We have entered a royal marriage with Wallachia.

January 1570
An Accepted Culture Lost!
We no longer care for the people who embrace Circassian and thus it is no longer accepted. Their foreign tongue is not fit for our high halls, send them to work in the fields.

National Decision
King Giorgi VIII has passed the Blasphemy Act.

+1.00% Missionary Strength, -1.00 Tolerance of Heretics

After 151 days we have win the siege of Kayseri!

The army heads for Ankara.

April 1570
We have lost our claim on Kuma, but send a diplomat to Golden Horde to reclaim it.

July 1570
After 151 days we have won the siege of Ankara!

We send the army to Amasya.

September 1570
End of the Georgian Conquest of Canik (September 1567 – September 1570)

King Giorgi VIII and the Ottoman Regency Council have come to a peace accord.

Ottomans will cede Canik and Sinop to Georgia.
Ottomans will pay 212 ducats.
Georgia gains 3.0 prestige (84)



Current map of Europe....

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Canik and Sinop are at the lower left of the image, just hanging out as we snake along the Black Sea.
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Post War Information
Our military force limit is now 35
Our naval force limit is 31

Province Information
Canik
Base Tax: 3.0
Production: Wine

Sinop
Base Tax: 3.0
Production: Naval Supplies

September 1570
Diplomatic Technology Advance: Canal & Shipyard (11)
Land transportation of a lot of cargo is simply too expensive, moving it by ship is more efficient. Building canals will allow ships to assist with our inland trade, while shipyards will provide enough ships to do so.

Bonus Effect: Max. Colonial Range 100, Can now build Canal & Shipyard

Star Forts are now under construction in Tyn, Lower Don, Azaraba, Kabardia, Terek and Astrakhan.

October 1570
We have entered an alliance with Wallachia.

Event: Improvements in Trade Technology
Our merchants have picked up a few new concepts when it comes to handling trade, when they encountered some foreign merchants. They think that with some investment to try it out, it will be very beneficial to Georgia in the long run.

King Giorgi VIII decides to spare no expenses.

+0.50 inflation, +50 diplomatic power

A diplomat has been sent to the Nogai province of Yaik to fabricate a claim.

January 1571
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Ryn to the one and only true faith!

A missionary heads to Lower Yik.

A diplomat heads to Uzbek to improve relations.

April 1571
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Orda to the one and only true faith!

June 1571
A Revolt!
Nogaybak Patriots have risen up in Lower Yik and Ryn!

August 1571
We have dispatched both groups of Patriots.

A Courthouse is under construction in Crimea.

A diplomat heads to Nogai to fabricate a claim on Bayuly.

January 1572
A Temple is under construction in Tarki.

June 1572
We have re-entered a military alliance with Muscovy.

A diplomat heads to Golden Horde to fabricate a claim on Ukek.

July 1572
An Armory is under construction in Mingrelia.

October 1572
Event: Nobles Demand Old Rights
The nobility during this period still recalled the days when the King was just the first among many nobles. The nobility wanted to return to these days and would frequently pressure the King to regain certain lost rights of privileges.

King Giorgi VIII rejects their demands.

-1 Stability (+2)

November 1572
The provinces of Canik and Sinop are now considered part of Georgian patrimony.

A missionary has been sent to Canik.

January 1573
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Lower Yik to the one and only true faith!

A missionary heads to Sinop.

We have entered a military alliance with Hungary.

March 1573
We have maxed relations with Uzbek.

A diplomat has been sent to Muscovy to improve relations.

A diplomat has been sent to Ottomans to fabricate a claim on Amasya.

December 1573
Quantity Ideas Advance: The Old and Infirm
The veteran sergeants are some of the most despicable and corrupt men imaginable, but these men are still rather useful. Rather than leave them to be beggars on our streets, men like this should be used when their service ends. Let's make them into drill sergeants and quartermasters so their unique skills can be put to use.

Bonus Effect: -10% Land Maintenance Modifier

Georgian Ideas Advance: Sadrosho Districts
Sadrosho (banners) are special military districts used for mobilization purposes. Secular nobles have proven unruly and unreliable in charge of them, so we will instead vest the power over them to ecclesiastic nobles like our local bishops.

Bonus Effect: +20% Manpower Recovery Speed

We've sent a diplomat to Commonwealth to improve relations.

July 1574
A Revolt!
Candari Nationalists have risen up in Canik!

August 1574
Ottomans have announced us as their new rival.

We have done the same.

October 1574
Event: A Golden Era for Culture
With peace in our country, the great musicians, artists and poets are rejoicing in the capabilities of entertaining their betters. This era of cultural enlightenment is definitely improving the mood of Georgia.

+5 prestige (77)

December 1574
A Herald from Spain
Sad news as King Luis I de Trastamara of Spain has died. Our royal marriage has ended.

We work quickly to install a new marriage.

January 1575
A diplomat heads to Ottomans to fabricate a claim on Kastamonu

March 1575
We have maxed relations with Muscovy. A diplomat heads to Denmark.

April 1575
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Canik and Sinop to the one and only true faith!

Mission Complete: Achieve Religious Unity!

+10 prestige (86), +25 Administrative and Diplomatic Power

May 1575
Star Forts are under construction in Orda and Lower Yik.

September 1575
Administrative Technology Advance: Treasury Office & Town Hall
Towns have always been centers of trade and, due to their concentration of population, theoretically also great places to levy taxes. The problem is that people, unlike land, have a tendency not to stay in the same place. Improving our ability to keep track of people will allow us to better our administration of cities.

Bonus Effects: Allows another group of ideas. Can now build Town Hall & Treasury

We have unlocked the Economic Ideas group under administrative ideas.

We have begun construction of a Star Fort in Canik

November 1575
Current Mission: Crush Golden Horde

A diplomat heads to Qara Qoyunlu to fabricate a claim on Yerevan.

March 1576
A Temple is under construction in Terek.

April 1576
Event: Skilled Diplomat
One of our ambassadors has a preternatural ability for understanding the entangling alliances that surround us, and the implications of taking one wrong step or saying just the right words. How shall we use this great statesman?

King Giorgi decides to keep him at court. +50 diplomatic power

October 1576
Event: Complaints about the Bailiff
A Bailiff in one of our provinces has earned a reputation as a greedy and cruel person. The local populace have gathered a petition to have him removed.

King Giorgi VII decides to execute the Bailiff. -33 Prestige (48)
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The Georgian Conquest of Sarai

King Giorgi VIII has become a prolific leader when it comes to adding territory to his kingdom. Successful wars against Ottomans, Golden Horde and Nogai have all resulted in additions to the Georgian lands and he looks to further his interests into Golden Horde territory.

Golden Horde is currently in a war with former Georgian ally Nogai, while Qara Qoyunlu is currently battling Mamluk forces to the south. With support from Denmark and the Commonwealth all but assured, King Giorgi VIII is ready to strike another blow to Golden Horde ambitions in western Asia.



Mission Complete: Crush Golden Horde! +5 prestige (53)

December 1576
The 2nd Army marches into Kuma for a siege, while the 1st Army heads for Sarai.

May 1577
After 151 days we have won the siege of Sarai!

June 1577
After 187 days we have won the siege of Kuma!

August 1577
We have begun the siege of Tsaritsyn.

November 1577
The Battle of Manych
With 7,000 Moldavian troops laying siege to Manych, first a brigade of 14,000 Uzbek troops entered the fray to break the siege, quickly followed by 29,000 Golden Horde troops. Our armies quickly reacted from Tsaritsyn and picked up a resounding victory.



December 1577
Current Mission: Claim Ganja

Work on Star Forts has begun in Mansur and Ryn.

The 1st Army has put Borisoglebsk under siege, the 2nd Army marches for Bahmut.

February 1578
We have lost our claim on Sivas, but have quickly sent a diplomat to Ottomans to fabricate the claim again.

May 1578
Event: Warriors of the Orthodox Faith!
The more zealous among the Orthodox of Kahkti have long kept watch at the border, suspicious of the motives of the unbelievers on the other side. Now, they find their suspicions confirmed by an open declaration of war. Prepared and willing to give their lives for the Orthodox cause, their local military has joined our forces in the battle against the invading army.

4 Regiments of Offensive Eastern Musketeers join the cause in Kahketi.

October 1578
We have won the siege of Bahmet after 265 days and the siege of Borisoglebsk after 329!

Event: Unhappiness Among the Clergy
Conflict of opinion and interest over religious and secular matters between our government and our nation's religious authorities has upset the clergy.

King Giorgi VII ignores their demands. -10 Patriarch Authority (0), +10 prestige (100)

December 1578
After 193 days we have lost the siege of Tarki to Shirvan forces acting on behalf of Qara Qoyunlu.

July 1579
After 298 days we have won the siege of Tsaritsyn!

August 1579
After 265 days we have won the siege of Ukek!

End of the Georgian Conquest of Sarai (December 1576 – August 1579)

King Giorgi VIII and Khan Abdul-Rahman have reached a peace accord, bring a bloody conflict to an end.

Golden Horde will cede Kuma, Manych and Sarai to Georgia.
Golden Horde will pay 10 ducats



We're starting to fill out very nicely.
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I love this dynasty, great flow and the information gives a terrific description of what is going on. Keep up the good work!
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I love this dynasty, great flow and the information gives a terrific description of what is going on. Keep up the good work!

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Post War Information
Our military force limit is now 40
Our naval force limit is 32.

Province Information
Kuma
Base Tax: 2.0
Production: Iron

Manych
Base Tax: 2.0
Production: Wool

Sarai
Base Tax: 6.0
Production: Wool

August 1579
Diplomatic Technology Advance: Wharf (12)
The great wharfs and jetties will act as entrepots for the world's goods. Let us build them and prosperity will follow.

Bonus Effect: Can now build Naval Equipment Manufactory and Trade Company.

Work to turn our three new provinces into cores has begun.

A diplomat heads to Spain to improve relations.

A diplomat heads to Qara Qoyunlu to fabricate a claim on Ganja

December 1579
Construction of a Star Fort has begun in Sinop.

May 1580
Mission Complete: Claim Ganja! +5 prestige (99), +25 military power

November 1580
Event: Nobles Ally With Foreign Power
The nobility was not fully subjugated during this age and the nobles could and did strike independent alliances with foreign princes. The crowns of Europe might not have liked it, but they were normally hard pressed to prevent these kinds of activities.

King Giorgi VIII swears that the nobles will pay for their treachery.

Georgia gains a Diplomatic Insult Casus Belli on Shirvan.
-33 Administrative Power

March 1581
Quantity Ideas Advance: National Arsenal
By establishing a national arsenal where our warships can be built and maintained according to uniform standards, we can field a larger navy.

Bonus Effect: Naval Forcelimits Modifier +25%

Our naval force limit is now 38.

April 1581
Event: Successful Bureaucracy
On an annual basis bureaucracy gives the country a nice little tax boost, but sometimes he right men in the right place can give the country that little bit extra. It is a shame that a few years down the line you will have to promote them beyond their ability.

Georgia gets 'Successful Bureaucracy' for five years, giving the following effects: +2.5% National Tax Modifier

May 1581
We have maxed relations with Spain. A diplomat heads to Wallachia to improve relations.
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The Georgian Conquest of Nogai

The truce has finally come to an end after 15 years and King Giorgi VIII has turned his vengeful gaze back toward the Nogaybak peoples. With the armies in position along the Georgian/Nogai border, the warmongering Georgian monarch has once again entered war, this time with the intention of subjugating Nogai and all of its people.

June 1581
With war declared, the 1st Army marches for Nogay, the capital, while the 2nd Army heads for Yaik.

October 1581
Excellent news as Kuma, Manych and Sarai are all now considered part of Georgian patrimony.

Missionaries head to Kuma and Sarai to begin the process of conversion.

November 1581
After just 109 days we have won the siege of Nogay.

December 1581
The 1st Army marches on Alimuly and wipes out the Nogay army of 7,000.

January 1582
After just 190 days we have won the siege of Yaik! The 2nd Army now marches on Utva.

March 1582
The 2nd Army splits and the other half heads for Bayuly.

April 1582
Economic Ideas Advance: Bureaucracy
Allows us to increase our tax revenues by adopting a more bureaucratic administrative system governed by state officials.

Bonus Effect: +10% National Tax Modifier.

May 1582
After just 163 days we have won the siege of Alimuly. The 1st Army marches on Mangyshlak.

July 1582
The 1st Army splits, with the second half heading for Ustyurt.

We want this to be a quick war.

October 1582
After 244 days we have won the siege of Utva! The remainder of the 2nd Army marches on Bayuly to rejoin their compatriots.

After 82 days we have won the siege of Ustyurt! The remainder of the 1st Army marches on Mangyshlak to rejoin their compatriots.

November 1582
Event: Diplomatic Insult
Conflicts sometimes erupted following diplomatic insults. Nogai has fired an insult our way.

King Giorgi VIII tries to ease the tensions.

Ottoman, Aq Qoyunlu, Qara Qoyunlu, Commonwealth and Shirvan's opinion of Georgia is changed by +60.

After 136 days we have won the siege of Mangyshlak!

December 1582
Revolt!
Astrakhani Nationalists have risen up in Kuma and Sarai! The 1st Army will head to those locations to mop up these vile revolters.

January 1583
After 271 days we have won the siege of Bayuly.

March 1583
The 22,000 Nationalists in Sarai were easily beaten back.

April 1583
Golden Horde has reached a peace accord with Nogai.

May 1583
We have maxed relations with Wallachia. Our diplomat heads to Commonwealth.

July 1583
Event: Religious Uproar
According to the governor of Sarai, the citizens are in an uproar because of our missionaries' complete lack of respect for any religious practices or traditions different from their own. He is asking us to considering canceling all further missionary activities in the area or at least send some troops until things calm down a bit.

King Giorgi VIII doesn't place much importance on the matter.

A Revolt!
11,000 Ahmadi Heretics have risen up in Sarai, hoping to block the progress of our holy missionaries

Our 2nd Army has reached Zhetyru and holds it under siege.

April 1584
After 273 days we have won the siege of Zhetyru!

End of the Georgian Conquest of Nogai (June 1581 – April 1584)

King Giorgi VIII and Khan Qasim II have entered peace talks and have come to an accord.

Nogai will drag Georgia to war with Khiva.
Nogai will become a vassal of Georgia.
Nogai will pay 30 ducats.
Georgia gains 10 prestige (100)
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The Georgian Conquest of Khiva

King Giorgi VIII continues his warmongering as he is dragged into war with the fledgling Khiva after vassalizing Nogai. This looks to be a quick and easy war for Georgia.

May 1584
We have converted the heretics of Kuma to the one and only true faith!

A missionary heads to Manych.

July 1584
Our 2nd Army dispatches 3,000 Khiva troops in the Nogay province of Urgench and splits in two. Half to win back Urgench for Nogai, the other half to siege Gurganj.

November 1584
Event: Gift to the State
Good governance would sometimes prompt the nobility and the businessmen of the realm to donate cash to the treasury, out of pure patriotism or in exchange for the sales or transfer of honorary titles or positions.

King Giorgi VIII wants this gold put into the treasury. +45.83 ducats.

Current Mission: Complete a Proper Fleet

30 War Galleys are now under construction across all coastal provinces in Georgia.

January 1585
The 1st Army has reached Kizil-Su and has put the province under siege.

February 1585
We have won the siege of Urgench!

May 1585
We have maxed relations with Commonwealth. A diplomat heads to Muscovy.

July 1585
Uzbek has announced Georgia as a new rival.

After 216 days we have won the siege of Kizil-Su!

February 1586
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Sarai to the one and only true faith!

After 565 days we have won the siege of Gurganj!

End of the Georgian Conquest of Khiva (April 1584 – February 1586)

King Giorgi VIII and Sultan Subhan Quli of Khiva have reached an accord.

Khiva will cede Kizil-Su and Gurganj to Georgia.
Khiva will pay 25 ducats.

We have in turn gifted Gurganj and Kizil-Su to Nogai.



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Allies: Spain, Commonwealth, Wallachia, Muscovy, Hungary, Denmark
Vassal: Nogai
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April 1586
A diplomat heads to Ottomans to fabricate a claim on Bolu.

Event: Leaders Harder to Find
We have made the wise decision to favor quantity over quality. However, the new larger army has the unforeseen problem of finding it harder to spot officers of talent among the masses.

-5.0 Army tradition

May 1586
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Manych to the one and only true faith!

Mission Complete: Create a Proper Fleet
+5.0 Navy Tradition, +5 prestige (98)

June 1586
Current Mission: Claim Erzurum

July 1586
Quantity Ideas Advance: Forced Labor
By conscripting our able young men for state building projects, we can make those projects cheaper and easier to complete.

Bonus Effect: Building Power Cost -20%

Georgian Ideas Advance: Georgian Embassies
Surrounded by countries that seek our destruction, we are trying to find allies who would help us unite and preserve our kingdom. Ambassadors were dispatched to the greatest monarchs of Europe asking for their support.

Bonus Effect: Diplomatic Reputation +1.00

Georgian Ideas have been completed, giving us “Georgian Ambitions” -20% Infantry Cost

August 1586
We have maxed relations with Muscovy. We'll send him to Qara Qoyunlu to fabricate that claim.

November 1586
Event: Court Painter Available
Lately we have been looking for painters or artists to try and adequately capture the glory of our King. As it happens a painter offered his services to us just this morning.

King Giorgi VIII hires him. -57.84 ducats, +10 Prestige (100), +1 stability (+3)

A Temple is under construction in Khundzia.

February 1587
A diplomat has been sent to Nogai to improve relations.

March 1587
Economic Ideas Advance: Organized Construction
The need to upgrade the infrastructure of our government is a costly business, if we structure the process correctly we can do this cheaper.

Bonus Effect: Build Cost -20%

April 1587
Mission Complete: Claim Erzurum
+5 prestige (100), +25 military power

Current Mission: Take Sivas!
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The Georgian Conquest of Sivas

As Georgia's influence in Eastern Europe and Western Asia continues to grow, King Giorgi VIII is becoming bolder with each subsequent declaration of war and land grab. His eyes have once again turned to the mighty Ottomans, trying to take provinces from them bit by bit. Now Sivas is the goal as Giorgi's sphere of influences becomes greater.

War has been declared and the sides are set. Can Giorgi continue his conquests, etching his name deeper into the rock of Georgian history?

We have Commonwealth, Spain, Wallachia and all of their vassals along for the ride with us.



April 1587
A Temple is under construction in Caffa.

The 1st Army Marches for Amasya, while the 2nd Army heads for Sivas.

July 1587
Tragedy Strikes!
Giorgi IX, Heir to the Throne has died while leading the 2nd Army in the siege of Sivas!

-1 Stability (+2)

September 1587
We have lost our claims on Tsaritsyn and Van.

A diplomat heads to Golden Horde to fabricate a new claim on Tsaritsyn.

December 1587
After 222 days the 1st Army has won the siege of Amasya.

February 1587
After 256 days the 2nd Army has won the siege of Sivas!

September 1588
Nogai has won the siege of Malatya!

November 1588
Event: No One Wants to Work
With generous liberties we have granted our merchants, we have ended up with a situation where people simply don't want to do honest work anymore.

-6.41 ducats

After 253 days we have won the siege of Kastamonu!

December 1588
Event: Soirée
The chandeliers blaze shadows and light across the grand ball room of your palace, and the music of a hundred dancing violins fills the air. 'Your Majesty!', 'Your Excellency!', 'My King!', the foreign guests and local dignitaries greet you. Everywhere is conversation, laughter, discussion, and the breathing, pulsating rhythm of life. Your eyes gaze across the assembled myriads.

Giorgi VIII meets a fine young woman, greeting her “Good evening, My Lady!”

Leading to....

An Heir to the Throne!
Luarsab (4/5/3) is the new Heir to the Throne! The succession is safe.

-10 Prestige (86), Luarsab's claim to the throne is weak.

January 1589
After 283 days we have won the siege of Bolu!

August 1589
After 181 days we have won the siege of Kayseri!

November 1589
After 211 days we have won the siege of Bozok!

February 1590
Event: The Non-Possessor Movement
The Church is a large landowner and this has brought a great deal of wealth to the Church. The non-possessors claim that the Church is being corrupted by this great wealth. Their opponents argue that the Church needs this wealth to carry out its holy mission. The key thing is the Church isn't really a big taxpayer, if it was forced to give its land away it would move into the hands of people we can tax. The downside would be the Church would have less wealth to perform its mission.

King Giorgi VIII supports the movement. -5 Patriarchal Authority (0), -1 inflation (0.60%)

May 1590
After 151 days we have won the siege of Ankara!

July 1590
End of the Georgian Conquest of Sivas (April 1587 – July 1590)

King Giorgi VIII and the Ottoman Regency Council have come to a peace accord.

Ottomans will cede Sivas, Amasya and Kastamonu to Georgia.
Ottomans will cede Vidin to Wallachia
Ottomans will cede Silistre to Commonwealth
Ottomans will pay 38 ducats.
Georgia gains 8.5 prestige (100)

Mission Complete: Take Sivas!
+10 Prestige (100), +25 administrative power

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Old 02-14-2015, 07:21 PM   #49
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Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Lisboa, ME
Post War Information
Our military force limit is now 47
Our naval force limit is now 40

Province Information
Amasya
Base Tax: 4.0
Production: Iron

Kastamonu
Base Tax: 3.0
Production: Copper

Sivas
Base Tax: 4.0
Production: Wool

July 1590
A Call to Arms!
The nation of Muscovy, our faithful ally, is requesting that we come to their aid in the Uzbek Conquest of Muscovy against Uzbek and Perm! This is a defensive war where we need to help our ally.

We wholeheartedly agree to join Muscovy in the defense of their lands.

Work has begun to make our three new provinces into cores.

Diplomatic Technology Advance: Grand Shipyard & Road (13)
Roads will allow products to better flow to coastal markets, where ships built in our grand shipyards will pick up these goods and deliver them to customers in other countries.

Current Mission: Conquer Van!

November 1590
Event: Wave of Obscurantism
As a typical response to different kinds of problems, obscurantism was frequent behavior as most nations at least until the Age of Enlightenment arose in the most advanced western nations of the European continent.

Georgia gets 'Obscurantism' for two years. +2.00 national unrest.

October 1591
After 204 days we have won the siege of Qaraqalpak!

December 1591
Quantity Ideas Advance: Expanded Supply Trains
Investing resources into our supply trains will allow our army to operate for longer periods of time in hostile territory.

Bonus Effect: -10% Land Attrition

We have completed Quantity Ideas, which gives us a +50% Land Forcelimits Modifier.

Our military force limit is now 63.

February 1592
After 291 days we have won the siege of Agyidel!

July 1592
After 204 days we have won the siege of Kungirot!

August 1592
Kastamonu, Sivas and Amasya have become part and patrimony of Georgia.

Missionaries have been sent to Sivas and Amasya.

November 1592
Event: Plague!
Epidemics in the early-modern era were far deadlier than wars or even famine. Diseases that with modern medicine are relatively harmless, like smallpox or flu, took a heavy toll whenever they struck, especially among infants.

King Giorgi VIII decides something must be done. -23.94 ducats

After 262 days we have won the siege of Bashgird!

January 1593
Economic Ideas Advance: National Bank
By establishing a central authority for financial matters, we will have better control over our nation's economy.

Bonus Effect: Yearly Inflation Reduction +0.10

February 1593
Event: Liturgical Reform
The Eastern Orthodox Church is the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church established by Jesus Christ our lord and his apostles. However, our family is large and diverse. Our patriarch is proposing some reforms to our liturgy that will bring our form closer to the other churches. The idea is bold and will strengthen the Church but we know that the superstitious and backward will reject this change.

King Giorgi VIII supports the reform. +5 Patriarch Authority (5)

June 1593
We have lost our claim on Bahmut.

A Revolt!
Candari Nationalists have risen up in Sivas and Kastamonu!

September 1593
After 204 days we have won the siege of Perm!

October 1593
After 233 days we have won the siege of Chelyaba!

February 1594
Rebels Successful!
Candari Nationalists have taken control of Sivas! Candar gains a core on Sivas, +10 years of nationalism in Sivas!

March 1594
The Nationalists in Sivas have been beaten.

April 1594
The Nationalists in Kastamonu have been beaten back.

A missionary has been sent to Kastamonu.

August 1594
We have agreed to a white peace with Uzbek.

Temples are under construction in Yediskhul, Mansur, Tyn, Lower Don and Majar.



We're 150 years in, so here's a look at Europe!
*England has most of her land back from France...
*... but France is moving deeper into Spain.
*Sweden has swallowed most of Finland
*Norway is back!
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August 1594
A diplomat has been sent to Hungary to improve relations.

After 117 days we have won the siege of Sivas, wresting it from the Candari Nationalists.

A diplomat heads to Shirvan to fabricate a claim on Dagestan.

November 1594
Event: Nobles Demand Privileges
The privileges of the nobility have been under continuous assault as Archil has attempted to centralize more and more control. The nobles have finally lost their patience and are demanding that they are given back what they believe is rightfully theirs.

King Giorgi VIII ignores their demands. Georgia gets 'Disorder' for one year, giving +2.00 national unrest.

March 1595
Conversion Successful!
We have finally managed to convert the heretics of Amasya to the one and only true faith!

A missionary has been sent to Sivas.

May 1595
The annexation of Nogai has begun. It is expected to take just over two years to complete.

January 1596
Temples are under construction in Ryn and Kuma

April 1596
A Temple is under construction in Manych.

May 1596
Event: Successful Bureaucracy
On an annual basis bureaucracy gives the country a nice little tax boost, but sometimes he right men in the right place can give the country that little bit extra. It is a shame that a few years down the line you will have to promote them beyond their ability.

Georgia gets 'Successful Bureaucracy' for five years, giving the following effects: +2.5% National Tax Modifier

July 1596
Conversion Successful!
We have finally converted the heretics of Kastamonu to the one and only true faith!

November 1596
Event: Good Harvest
1596 was considered a particularly good year for Georgia due to good harvests generating higher incomes than ever before.

King Giorgi VIII invests the money. +50 administrative power

June 1597
Event: Integrating Nogai
When a smaller country gives up its independence to join a greater realm, there is a lot of adapting, and while some parts are easy, the administration of the realm will still need to expand to accommodate all possibilities. +5 prestige (92)

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