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Old 11-26-2022, 09:03 AM   #1
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EU4 – Dynasty with Theodoro - FINISHED - Nov. 11, 1444 - Jan. 3, 1821

Hello awesome people! Happiest of Days to you and yours! Today I wanted to try one of the hardest nations in EU4, Theodoro. This regularly hits the lists of the hardest possible starts, and I’ve recently done multiple hardest nations of the one province vassal of Muscovy Pskov, the Ayutthaya vassal of Sukothai, and the hard Athens, which I lost FOUR times before getting out from the aegis of the Turks and the Byzantine vassal.

Today I am taking on Theodoro, a one province minor at the end of the peninsula of Crimea, next to many issues. Other small landlocked nations like Belgium Netherlands and Portugal in this era colonized, but we are far from the colonial area, and I cannot easily expand up the peninsula militarily.

I need to figure out how to deal with the area.

I am next to Catholic Genoa’s two holdings and Muslim Crimea’s 7, and I am Orthodox, so they have eligible Holy War options. The Ottomans want my province.



As you can see, our one provinces of Theodoro is 9 dev, plains, Wine Makers, Orthodox, makes us 0.40 gold monthly.

We have 4k military, 3k infantry and 1k cavalry, and 10 ships, 2 Barques and 3 Cogs and 5 Galleys. I have a military forcelimit of 6k so I can build 2k more before massive expenses, and my naval forcelimit is 12 so I can build 2 more ships for my navy.

I have 50 ducats and am making 0.11 monthly, so I cannot really push myself much.

I have 3/3/3 tech

I make Admin Power my national focus.

Ruler:

Prince Alexis of Gothia, 53 years old, 2/5/4, nice

Heir:

Manuel of Gothia, 1 year old, 3/4/5 – also nice

Power Development:

7/7/6

I need 5 ADMIN Tech for my first slate of ideas

Crimea is a Center of Trade, and one merchant is there.
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Old 11-26-2022, 09:33 AM   #2
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My goals for Theodoro:

1. Make nice with Genoa, and see if I can ally with them.
2. Ally with others nearby if possible.
3. Poach land when needed from an ongoing war with Crimea to bite off more than I can chew. Also don’t be afraid to expand elsewhere in the Black Sea like one province holding Orthodox Trebizond or the two province Muslim holding Candar.
4. Create friendly relations with Portugal
5. Let Portugal act as a place for fleet basing rights
6. Expand colonially to establish myself financially and militarily
7. Build a Thalassocracy that has a huge navy, and places like islands in the Mediterranean, colonies, and loads more.
8. Control the entire Black Sea region.
9. Repeat!


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Old 11-26-2022, 10:45 AM   #3
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The Historical Hegemon Series
Volume 12 - Theodoro
Prelude


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I send my other Trader to collect trade from Constantinople

I send a Diplomat to Genoa to make nice, and one to Lithuania to build up relations with them as well since they are next to Crimea and a fellow Orthodox nation.

15 November – I get an offer to become a Tributary State of Crimea, which I accept to keep them off my back. I did this in my Sukhothai dynasty with Chinas as well as soon as I got my freedom if you’ll recall.

I sell titles and choose to gain a Stability, it moves to 1

21 Dec – We set up in Constantinople and make 0.21 here

12 Jan, 1445 – I accept an alliance offer from Trebizond

14 Mar – I name Candar as my rival

11 June – I send my Barques to protect trade in Crimea

18 Aug – I recall my diplomat from Lithuania

5 Sept – Royal Marriage with Trebizond

We marry:

Photine Komnenos, 23, 2/3/4

I continue to make nice with Genoa and send a Diplomat back to Lithuania.

18 Nov – We get a Boundary dispute event with Genoa, I choose not to press it and our relations don’t drop and I don’t get a claim on Cafa.

3 Dec, 1446 – We get an event – State Appointed Lay Ministers? I can appoint them and gain 50 ADM Power and lose 5% patriarch authority and 10% church loyalty or let the church appoint them and gain 5 authority and gain 10% loyalty, I choose that.

1 Jan, 1447 – Our stability rises to 2

1 June – Our relations max with Genoa at 90, and I pull back my diplomat and send them to build a spy network in Crimea.

1 Sept – Relations maxed with Lithuania, and I send this diplomat to Byzantium to establish a royal marriage

15 Sept – RM Byzantium, then to build a spy network in Genoa
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Old 11-26-2022, 12:05 PM   #4
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The Historical Hegemon Series
Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 1 - Setting the Stage



1 Aug – 1448 – I claim the adjacent holding of Crimea from Crimea. I pull my diplomat to make nice with Poland.

1 Sept - I get an event to build a Palace, and I build it for 5 ducats, and gain 20 legitimacy and 10 restige

11 Sept – The Ottomans have declared war on Candar

1 Nov – I expel a spy from Candar

1 Jan, 1449 – I fabricate a claim on Genoa’s Cafa next to us and pull back these diplomat

24 Jan – I sell my 1st Army to Wallachia to use as a Condierrotti. They will pay for it’s upkeep and 1.57 cash per month and 50 gold now.

I order 1k cavalry and 1k infantry built with my Wallacjhia money

1 Feb – Our Stability rises to 3

23 Feb - The Ottomans remove half of Candar from the map.

I order my diplomat to make nice with Byzantium

11 July – I can finish a mission to Build to my Force Limit which lets me get a boost but I don’t until I need war. I make my leader a General and hand him my 2k holding back in Theodoro.

1 Jan, 1450 – The Renaissance Institution arrives

7 Feb, 1450 – I order a transport ship and nearly carrack the big ship.

July 1 –

Dip Tech 4 - I can build Marketplaces

1 Sept – event – unhappiness among the clergy – I choose an option that raises my patriarchy authority by 5 and +10% clergy estate loyalty

1 Oct –

Admin Tech 4 – I can build Temples, and I order one in Theodoro

1 Feb 1451 – Maxed relations with Poland at 90, I pull my diplomat and send it to Georgia to build up our relations

22 Feb – Wallachia lost their war with Poland. I get my army back

25 Feb – Byzantium is annexed by the Ottomans.
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The Historical Hegemon Series
Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 2 - Doubling Their Size



1 Jan, 1452 – I claim Candar’s Sinop province

1 July, 1452 – I declare war on Candar

I call Trebizond. They have 5k to our 6k plus Trebizond’s 5k

10 July = We win a naval battle in the Eastern Black Sea

1 Aug – Mil Tech 4

3 Feb, 1453 – We capture Sinop!



We take Sinop, cash, and then win the war!

Sinop – 8 dev, Turkish, Sunni, Naval Supplies, level 2 castle, natural harbor, core ordered

I’ll leave my army back here in Sinop to defend against rebellions

I name Circassia my new rival

I order my open diplomat to make nice with Portugal
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Old 11-26-2022, 02:48 PM   #6
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The Historical Hegemon Series
Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 3 - Pushing for the Future


28 Dec – Royal Marriage with Georgia

27 May, 1454 – Alliance with Georgia who is allied with Trebizond

13 Aug – I order another Early Carrack

I improve relations with Imerti

1 Sept, 1455 – Max relations with Portugal at +90,I pull back my diplomat

Government Reform:

Tier 2 – Noble Privileges

I have 5 options, I choose:

Curtail Noble Privileges: +15% tax revenue, -10% nobility loyalty

7 Oct - Sinop is now a core, I state it and I am now making 0.19 monthly from it, I cannot convert it it’s negative 1.1% possible.

I hire a level 1 Inquisitor that increases my Missionary strength by 2%. I order a Missionary to Sinop


1 Sept, 1456 – Our Prince dies,

Our Heir is 12 so he cannot lead yet and we are in a Regency.

RMs with Georgia and Trebizond

1 Dec, 1457 – We max relations with Imerti

I begin to fabricate claims on Circassia

1 August, 1458 – I claims Circassia’s Adyghe and stop claiming as that’s the only province I can claim

Admin Tech Idea #5 –

I choose Exploration Idea, a Dip group of Ideas

I grab Exploration Idea #1 – Quest for the New World

I get fleet basing rights with Portugal.

I create an Explorer for my fleet
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The Historical Hegemon Series
Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 4 - Doubling their Size Again



22 Sept – Genoa is deep at war with Castille and has no forces in the Black Sea.

I order my army back home in case we can declare war against Genoa.

2 Nov – Our new Prince takes over!

9 Nov – I declare war for Caffa from Genoa

20 Dec – We capture Caffa

31 Jan, 1559 – We capture Matrega

20 Mar- I capture Azov from Genoa, that’s all three Genoan Black sea holdings that are ours

I have a war score of 16% but they aren’t in a place to take peace yet

1 Feb, - 1560 – Mil Tech 5

I upgrade to Eastern Militia

3 March – I win a naval battle against Genoa in the Mediterranean Sea and the war score heads up to 20, and I capture a ship. I send my navy to Portugal to heal.

10 Oct – I take Caffa and Matrega

Caffa - Wine, Crimea peninsula, next to Theodoro, Orthodox faith, Pontic culture, 0.22 made here, 10 dev, 4.8% unrest, 40% autonomy, Steppes, core ordered

Matrega
– Next to Caffa by strait, 6 dev, steppes, livestock here, Pontic culture here too, Orthodox, in a state with my capital, core ordered, 90% auto, 5.8% unrest, 0.02 made here.

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Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 5 - A New Heir


1 Dec – Genoa names me as a rival, and I do the same

4 Mar, 1561 - Caffa core finished! It’s now making us .40

15 Mar – Genoa peace with Castille.

April 4 - My explorer fleet in Portugal has healed, but cannot do any expeditions, so I apparently am out of range for exploring and then opening up colonies using Portugal for naval bases won’t work, so I need to rethink my dynasty since I cannot expand colonially right now.

I have invested in One Idea, so I need to rethink what I am doing. I cancel my fleet usage of Portuguese bases which is losing me money as I thought I would set up a colony pretty soon and then cancel it.

I abandon the Exploration idea. I gain some DIP power back from my investment and then I take Quality in the Military group.

1 May – I purchase DIP TECH 5, bonus Trade range, efficiency, but I get pricier ship upkeep.

1 July – Rebellion in Sinop where I am converting, and I keep my 6k army here, and then I am here to pushback

13 July – Rebels defeated

I order Spy Networks built up again in Genoa and Crimea

26 June – We have a new heir!

Georgios, 3/2/4

My Crimea trade is now at 0.61.

18 Feb, 1562 – Caffa now a core!

16 April – Matrega now a core

1 May – Crimea have embraced the Renaissance institution

12 July – I claim Azov from Genoa and then pull back my diplomat and send it to make nice with Poland again

19 Sept – Event – Should I let this very powerful Muslim Turk into our council? I keep him local and increase Sinop’s money by 10% for the next 10 years

1 June, 1563 - I claim Kuban from Crimea next to me in Matrega

1 Oct – I max relations with Poland and next is Moldavia
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Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 6 - Building for War


1 Jan, 1564 – Quality Idea #1 – Private to Marshal, +10% army morale

1 April – Land Theft Event – I side with the clergy, they get +15 loyalty, +10 influence and the nobility lose both.

1 Dec – I fabricated a claim on Crimea’s Yedishul

I order the spy network built up in Cyprus

1 June, 1565 - I build up Sinop’s development and then move Turkish to being an accepted culture. Sinop raised from making .22 to 0.44.

1 Aug – ADM TECH Raises – 6 – I can build Farm estates that are manufactories for grain and livestock and wine, and then workshops. I order a Workshop in Theodoro.

1 Jan, 1566 – I built up my spy network in Cyprus to 20 but I cannot claim them.

10 April – I order two more troops, 1k inf and 1k cavalry built which gets me to my max forcelimit and I order my troops from Sinop to Matrega, next to four province Circassia dealing with rebels

I move my giant fleet into the Eastern Black Sea
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Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 7 - The Trinity War



1 Oct – I declare war on Circassia for Adyghe, and Georgia and Trebizond join us.

5 Oct - I win a minor battle in the Eastern Black Sea

15 Nov – I capture Adyghe I move inward to Circassia, the fleet flees to the Eastern Black Sea.

29 Nov – I win again in the Eastern Black Sea.

1 Jan, 1467 – I max relations with Moldavia, next is Muscovy

11 Jan – Sinop takes political refugees, and gains +10% production efficiency for 10 years

Sinope has gained too much and cannot be converted, I cancel the missionary and my inquisitor advisor

1 Feb – Quality Idea #2 – Private Military Education- Boosts to annual growth of military and naval traditions,

10 March - I get a Consort of the People, I spend 50 ADM and 25 ducats and she gives us -2% unrest for the rest of her life

Georgia captures two Circassian minor holding

6 Sept – Our truce with Genoa is up

16 Oct – Our siege in Circassia is over and us and Georgia have all four holdings

I have a 100 percent warscore

I take the two holdings I capture, Georgia doesn’t want what they took, so I cannot give them to them, I force them to be our vassal



See how I get the two holdings I captured highlighted in green and then vassalize Circassia? Just a war score of 31

I order up cores:

Adyghe – Black Sea, next to Matrega and Circassia, 6 dev, Livestock, Circassian culture, Orthodox faith, 0.08 made here, 40% autonomy, 6.5% unrest, Steppes terrain

Circassia – The capital of Circassia, also Livestock and Steppes, 7 dev, 0.01 made here, Orthodox faith, Circassian culture, 90% autonomy, 6.5% unrest, next to Great Horde’s Majar, uh oh.

I order my diplomat to make nice with our new vassal Circassia, who just has two wool provinces left
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Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 8 - The Prince is Dead, Long Live the Prince


1 Dec – I name Shrivan the Caucasus Mountains Sunni nation our new rival.

1 Sept, 1468 Our ruler gains the greedy trait and we get -10% tax revenue

1 Oct – I get a diplomatic insult event from the Turks, but I decide to ease tensions and increase our relations by 60.

25 Oct – I send my Muscovy improving diplomat to Great Horde to built up our spy network and claim Majar.

27 Jan, 1469 – Royal Marriage with Circassia

1 Feb – I host the Last Jousting Tournament – 15 gold, 50 ADM power, +10% morale of armies, +0.5 annual prestige

20 April – Our Prince dies:

Our new Prince:

Georgios, Age 7,3/2/4

Princess Agape is 3/3/3 and regent for now

Our stability dropped, I spend ADM Power to raise it again

I accept a RM offer from Georgia

That means I cannot declare war until he comes of age

I order another 1k cavalry and infantry, my land forcelimit is 13k that will put me at 10k

1 July - I accept a RM offer from Trebizond

10 Sept- Aq Qoynulu has declared a war of Conquest against Trebizond, and I accept a call to arms

I order my forces from Sinop to them

1 Oct - I fabricate a claim on Majar from the Horde

29 Oct – I arrive in a minor holding of AQ

15 Nov – The Ottomans declare war on Genoa

28 Nov – I capture the minor holding

14 Dec- I arrive in and begin a siege of the Fort of Diyarbekir

20 Jan, 1470 – I choose to send back criminals to Crimea and raise our relations

3 April – they recapture the minor I took

25 July – Adyghe is a core!

25 Oct – Circassia is now a core! I am now making 0.09 from each holding.
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Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 9 - The Bureaucracy Considered


1 Mar, 1471 – I max relations with Muscovy

15 Mar – We capture the fort, and I move to Mush

1 May – Mush is ours

22 May – Peace! Trebizond takes Ezurum from them. They release Syria as a one province state.

1 Feb, 1472 – Quality Idea #3 – Finest of Horses, +10% cavalry combat ability

I finish my first Theodoro Idea – Principate Guards - -15% Military Maintenance

1 May – Cyprus fell to the Turks

18 Jan, 1473 – I get an event – A Great Synod, I choose to grant privileges and gain 5 patriarchy authority and 10 loyalty from my clergy.

1 July – Dip Tech 6 – I can steal maps, and build Docks

1 Aug – I lose my claim on the holding of Crimea from Crimea

I order the spy network built back up again

1 Oct – I can enact a new government reform:

Chapter 3 – Bureaucracy

I have 7 options. I choose Decentralized Bureaucracy, which gives me - +2 promoted cultures, minimum 5% autonomy in territories, all estates loyalty +5%
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Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 10 - Polish Influences

6 Feb, 1474 – Genoa lost her war to the Ottomans and lost a bunch of islands. All that is left is Azov, Corsica, Genoa and Albenga.

2 May, 1475 – I order my spare diplomat to build a spy network in Portugal, maybe I can steal maps of open colonial areas since I cannot explore with an explorer and I am close to getting my next Ideas, and this could lay out the area to colonize into a different way

1 Sept – I claim Crimea again

I use this diplomat to send a gift to Circassia

1 March, 1476- Crimea raids Theodoro

21 June – Georgios is now Prince and the regency ends

He gains the Conqueror ability.

5 July – Royal Marriage with Poland. Meet our new princess:

Anna, 6/4/0. Age 24

26 Sept -We get an event Grant Privileges, I choose to grant, and I get boosts with Imerti, 200 cash, boosted nobility estate by 10% minus burgher estate by 10%, I use the money to order Workshop in Caffa and Church in Sinop.

22 Dec – I get an event a a Soiree and I get a +1 Dip Advisor that helps my trade +10% and costs 50% of the normal cost, so I hire him.

My Crimea trade rises to 1.06 monthly
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Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 11 - Farm Estates


18 Feb, 1562 – Caffa now a core!

16 April – Matrega now a core

1 May – Crimea have embraced the Renaissance institution

12 July – I claim Azov from Genoa and then pull back my diplomat and send it to make nice with Poland again

19 Sept – Event – Should I let this very powerful Muslim Turk into our council? I keep him local and increase Sinop’s money by 10% for the next 10 years

1 June, 1563 - I claim Kuban from Crimea next to me in Matrega

1 Oct – I max relations with Poland and next is Moldavia

1 Jan, 1564 – Quality Idea #1 – Private to Marshal, +10% army morale

1 April – Land Theft Event – I side with the clergy, they get +15 loyalty, +10 influence and the nobility lose both.

1 Dec – I fabricated a claim on Crimea’s Yedishul

I order the spy network built up in Cyprus

1 June, 1565 - I build up Sinop’s development and then move Turkish to being an accepted culture. Sinop raised from making .22 to 0.44.

1 Aug – ADM TECH Raises – 6 – I can build Farm estates that are manufactories for grain and livestock and wine, and then workshops. I order a Workshop in Theodoro.
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Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 12 - Against Fellow Orthodoxy


1 Jan, 1566 – I built up my spy network in Cyprus to 20 but I cannot claim them.

10 April – I order two more troops, 1k inf and 1k cavalry built which gets me to my max forcelimit and I order my troops from Sinop to Matrega, next to four province Circassia dealing with rebels

I move my giant fleet into the Eastern Black Sea

1 Oct – I declare war on Circassia for Adyghe, and Georgia and Trebizond join us.

5 Oct - I win a minor battle in the Eastern Black Sea

15 Nov – I capture Adyghe I move inward to Circassia, the fleet flees to the Eastern Black Sea.

29 Nov – I win again in the Eastern Black Sea.

1 Jan, 1467 – I max relations with Moldavia, next is Muscovy

11 Jan – Sinop takes political refugees, and gains +10% production efficiency for 10 years

Sinope has gained too much and cannot be converted, I cancel the missionary and my inquisitor advisor

1 Feb – Quality Idea #2 – Private Military Education- Boosts to annual growth of military and naval traditions,

10 March - I get a Consort of the People, I spend 50 ADM and 25 ducats and she gives us -2% unrest for the rest of her life

Georgia captures two Circassian minor holding

6 Sept – Our truce with Genoa is up

16 Oct – Our siege in Circassia is over and us and Georgia have all four holdings:



I have a 100 percent warscore

I take the two holdings I capture, Georgia doesn’t want what they took, so I cannot give them to them, I force them to be our vassal

See how I get the two holdings I captured highlighted in green and then vassalize Circassia? Just a war score of 31

I order up cores:

Adyghe – Black Sea, next to Matrega and Circassia, 6 dev, Livestock, Circassian culture, Orthodox faith, 0.08 made here, 40% autonomy, 6.5% unrest, Steppes terrain

Circassia – The capital of Circassia, also Livestock and Steppes, 7 dev, 0.01 made here, Orthodox faith, Circassian culture, 90% autonomy, 6.5% unrest, next to Great Horde’s Majar, uh oh.

I order my diplomat to make nice with our new vassal Circassia, who just has two wool provinces left
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Old 11-27-2022, 05:40 PM   #16
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Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 13 - Regency Arrives


1 Dec – I name Shrivan the Caucasus Mountains Sunni nation our new rival.

1 Sept, 1468 Our ruler gains the greedy trait and we get -10% tax revenue

1 Oct – I get a diplomatic insult event from the Turks, but I decide to ease tensions and increase our relations by 60.

25 Oct – I send my Muscovy improving diplomat to Great Horde to built up our spy network and claim Majar.

27 Jan, 1469 – Royal Marriage with Circassia

1 Feb – I host the Last Jousting Tournament – 15 gold, 50 ADM power, +10% morale of armies, +0.5 annual prestige

20 April – Our Prince dies:

Our new Prince:

Georgios, Age 7,3/2/4

Princess Agape is 3/3/3 and regent for now

Our stability dropped, I spend ADM Power to raise it again

I accept a RM offer from Georgia

That means I cannot declare war until he comes of age

I order another 1k cavalry and infantry, my land forcelimit is 13k that will put me at 10k

1 July - I accept a RM offer from Trebizond

10 Sept- Aq Qoynulu has declared a war of Conquest against Trebizond, and I accept a call to arms

I order my forces from Sinop to them

1 Oct - I fabricate a claim on Majar from the Horde

29 Oct – I arrive in a minor holding of AQ

15 Nov – The Ottomans declare war on Genoa

28 Nov – I capture the minor holding

14 Dec- I arrive in and begin a siege of the Fort of Diyarbekir
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Old 11-27-2022, 08:22 PM   #17
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Chapter 14 - Helping an Ally


20 Jan, 1470 – I choose to send back criminals to Crimea and raise our relations

3 April – they recapture the minor I took

25 July – Adyghe is a core!

25 Oct – Circassia is now a core! I am now making 0.09 from each holding.

1 Mar, 1471 – I max relations with Muscovy

15 Mar – We capture the fort, and I move to Mush

1 May – Mush is ours

22 May – Peace! Trebizond takes Ezurum from them. They release Syria as a one province state.

1 Feb, 1472 – Quality Idea #3 – Finest of Horses, +10% cavalry combat ability

I finish my first Theodoro Idea – Principate Guards - -15% Military Maintenance

1 May – Cyprus fell to the Turks

18 Jan, 1473 – I get an event – A Great Synod, I choose to grant privileges and gain 5 patriarchy authority and 10 loyalty from my clergy.

1 July – Dip Tech 6 – I can steal maps, and build Docks

1 Aug – I lose my claim on the holding of Crimea from Crimea

I order the spy network built back up again

1 Oct – I can enact a new government reform:

Chapter 3 – Bureaucracy

I have 7 options. I choose Decentralized Bureaucracy, which gives me - +2 promoted cultures, minimum 5% autonomy in territories, all estates loyalty +5%
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Old 11-27-2022, 10:20 PM   #18
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6 Feb, 1474 – Genoa lost her war to the Ottomans and lost a bunch of islands. All that is left is Azov, Corsica, Genoa and Albenga.

2 May, 1475 – I order my spare diplomat to build a spy network in Portugal, maybe I can steal maps of open colonial areas since I cannot explore with an explorer and I am close to getting my next Ideas, and this could lay out the area to colonize into a different way

1 Sept – I claim Crimea again

I use this diplomat to send a gift to Circassia

1 March, 1476- Crimea raids Theodoro

21 June – Georgios is now Prince and the regency ends

He gains the Conqueror ability.

5 July – Royal Marriage with Poland. Meet our new princess:

Anna, 6/4/0. Age 24

26 Sept -We get an event Grant Privileges, I choose to grant, and I get boosts with Imerti, 200 cash, boosted nobility estate by 10% minus burgher estate by 10%, I use the money to order Workshop in Caffa and Church in Sinop.

22 Dec – I get an event a a Soiree and I get a +1 Dip Advisor that helps my trade +10% and costs 50% of the normal cost, so I hire him.

My Crimea trade rises to 1.06 monthly
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Chapter 16 - Bringing in Circassia


1 Feb, 1477 New Tech – Admin 7 I get a new group of ideas, and I don’t choose anything, I want to see if stealing maps gives me an open space

18 April – We get a new heir -

Alexios, 1/5/6 – not bad

7 Aug – Crimea captures two provinces from the Great Horde

18 Oct – I begin to annex Circassia

15 Nov – Influenza outbreak in Sinop, I quarantine them

1 Feb. 1478 – Qual Idea #4 – Corvettes – Ship durability +5%

22 Sept – We get another diplomatic insult event and I choose to make nice and boost our relations.

1 Nov –

Circassia is annexed!

Kalbardia – Orthodox, wool shepherds, 4 dec, 0.10 made here, 0 unrest, 60% autonomy, 4 dev, steps, Circassian culture

Alania – 4 dev, highlands, wool shepherds, 0.21 , made here, Circassian culture, Orthodox people

I promote Circassian to an accepted culture All four of my Circassian holdings are in a state called Circassia and that’s easy to administer. Accepting their culture bounced how much I am making to 0.14 and 0.25 respectively.

I begin to order a claim to be in adjacent one province Avaria with a Sunni nation next to Alania

22 Nov – Our Royal Marriage with Trebozond is no longer as the ruler dies.

1 Dec – We have built up over 50 in Portugal, enough to steal maps. What region do I want to see?

I choose the Magreb and I get some colonies like Tenerife, Gran Caneria and Madeira showing up on my list, but they are all controlled
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1 Feb, 1479 – I accept a royal marriage offer from Trebizond

17 April- I get an event, Anti-Clericalism, I choose the church over the burghers and gain cash as well as boosts to my clergy of +15% support and +10% loyalty and minuses to burghers for that amount.

I order a Church in Matrega.

5 May – Crimea wants ADM Power for their annual tribute, not cash, which is pretty nice actually

1 Nov – We claim Khundzia next to my newest holdings

4 Mar, 1480 – I begin to make nice with Trebizond to see if they will accept vassalage

31 Mar, 1481 – I max relations with Trebizond but they are not interested. I pull these and send them to build up my spy network in Moldavia to build up a claim sine they are now free of their lord Poland.
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23 Jan, 1482 – I order two thousand more troops in Sinop,1k each cavalry and infantry

1 April – We embrace the Renaissance institution that reduces my tech increase issues

1 June – Another 50 plus built up in Portugal, I order a stealing maps of North Atlantic, but they don’t reveal any land, just 15 sea spaces

1 Nov – I claim Moldavia’s Black Sea holding Besserabia. I pull back my diplomat

10 Nov – I declare war for Moldavia’s Besserabia!

I don’t call on my allies, Moldavia is on her own, and has 5 provinces

My main fleet is in the Gulf Of Odessa next to Besserabia


15 Jan, 1483 – My first 5k lands in Besserabia

1 Feb – Quality Idea #5 – Naval Drill - +10% morale of navies

24 March - Another5k arrive at Besserabia and push the siege

2 June – My last 2k arrive at the siege

17 Aug - Siege over.

19 Sept – I defeat their army in Birlad

21 Oct – Birlad is ours

10 Nov – Another victory against their army

11 Dec – I capture Tighina

31 Dec – I rout their army in their capital and I begin a siege

7 Feb – 1484 – I capture the minor holding of Iasi with my cavalry.

26 Mar- I decline a peace offer that only gives me Besserabia

6 July – I capture their capital, I have a 100% warscore against Moldavia

All five of her holdings are 48 warscore, so I toss in cash

Here



I am getting 95 cash, and 34.4 badboy

Ready? Let’s bring in Moldavia!

I can only order a core for Besserabia and then no the others until it’s done, I order a core for it.

All five are Orthodox faith and Romanian culture, and other than Besserabia they have 50% autonomy and 7.6% unrest, all but the former capital and Birlad are next to Lithuania

Besserabia – Port, Black Sea, Steppes, 11 dev, 0.31 made here, castle, church and marketplace here, Danube estuary, wool shepherds, next to turks,

Bender – North of Besserabia, Tignina on the map, wine growers, 0.02 made here, 6 dev, grasslands. Next to Polands.

Birlad – Next to Turks, grasslands, wine makers, 4 development, 0.01 made here

Iasi - Farmlands, 5 dev, wine growers, 5 dev, 0.01 made here, next to Poland

Suceava
– Former capital, 11 dev, Farmlands, livestock growers, church here, 85% autonomy, 0.06 made here. Next to Poland

I’ll keep my army here.

I send this diplomat to build up a spy network in Castille to steal maps
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Chapter 19 - The Route of Trade


1 Oct, 1484 – Walachia is warring against the Turks so I agree to let them get military access through my stuff.

22 Dev – I get an event to Anatomical Theater. Our doctors have been dissecting and the locals don’t like it. I have three options. I choose to let them continue, gain 1 innovativeness and then get +5 rebel risk in my three Crimean state provinces by 5% for five years.

1 May, 1486 – Quiet 1485. I have 50+ spy network in Portugal so I steal maps from…it won’t let me steal from the Caribbean or American East Coast or Canada. I hold up and pull out my ship and send them out, since it says “I have no units next to that region”

26 June – I accept a Royal Marriage offer with Muscovy

7 Sept - Muscovy offers an alliance, I accept

1 Nov – My fleet arrives off the coast of The Azores in the North Atlantic, and now can I steal? Yes! I steal the Caribbean maps. 33 things are revealed, but no lands, just seas. I cannot get the things anyway, I could create a Conquistador from Expansion and do this the hard way, but even with the Portuguese naval bumps, it’s too far away

I choose as my new idea group Trades Ideas, a Dip group, and then I take Trade Idea #1 – Shrewd Commerce Practice, +20% global Trade power, and that unlocks my next Theodoro Idea that gives me +50% chance of a new heir.

27 Nov – I get a boundary dispute issue and gain a claim on the Ottoman’s holding at Tolcu at my two holdings I just took in Moldavia
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Chapter 20 - Copper and Courthouses


2 Jan, 1487 – I pull my diplomat from Castille and send to Genoa to build up a spy networks since my claim on Azov is about to go out.

26 May - My first core is finished in Moldavia, next are the other four cores

1 Aug – I lose my claim on Azov

1 Dec – I claim Azov again

I order a spy network built in Nogai Horde for their holding Kuma next to our take one in Circassia

1 Jan, 1488 – Quality Idea #6 – Copper Bottoms - -25% Naval Attrition

I pull my spies from Portugal and send them to the one province Sunni holding called Gazikumukh which is a tributary of Nogai and next to our holding in Alania and Kabardia from our Carcassian vassalage

1 Feb – New Tech – ADMIN 8, I can build Courthouses

24 April, 1489 – I get an event called “Tyrannical Nobles” I can choose to ignore him, gain 15% loyalty from my nobles and lose a tax base in my capital provinces or chastise and lose 15% loyalty from the state but nothing else. I don’t like either, but I choose chastise

1 July – I claim Terek from Gazikumukh.

I order this diplomat to build in Crimea

1 August – I claim Kuma from Nogai Horde, and then I move these diplomats to raise our relations with Poland

1 Dec – I lose my claim on Crimea’s Yedishyll
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Chapter 21 - The Opportunity of War



28 May, 1490 – Our four cores in Moldavia are now finished

These five provinces are part of one state called “Moldavia” and I turn it into a state. They are now making 0.80; 0.24; 0.20; 0.16 and 0.67.

I order these troops to Theodoro and two thousand more infantry built.

16 June – I cancel my tributary status with Crimea that drops my stability and I send ADM power to rise it back up.

11 July – I choose the Nogai Horde as my next rival as Shrivan is no longer eligible.

I launch my fleet into the Gulf of Odessa.

1 Mar, 1491 – I claim Crimea’s Yedishkul

1 June – Trade Idea #2 – I get another merchant which I send to Astrakhan and steer to Crimea

10 Sept – I declare war on Crimea for their capital holding and I call on Georgia and Trebizond but Muscovy is at war with them already and cannot join me, they are allied with Shrivan and Kazan.

15 September – I win a naval battle in the Gulf of Odessa

23 Sept – I begin my siege of Crimea

24 Jan, 1492 - I capture Majar and Azaraba next to me with 1k calvary

1 Mar – Trebizond captures Manych

1 May – Our heir is now righteous

19 May – I capture Yedishkul

22 July – I spend MIL Power to put down harshly future rebellions since my army’s at war

23 Sept – I capture Crimea

We have a 39 warscore

10 Oct – I win a battle in the Gulf of Odessa

Taking the 5 holdings that we captured is a warscore of 50 and they won’t do it. I can take three:



As you can see, we are taking two of my claims that we captured in Crimea and Yedishkul as well as the captured Azaraba and then that gives me a 38 warscore and they’ll pay cash to get to 39, but no higher. I gain a massive 58.1 badboy because of how good Crimea is.

I core them all for 250 ADM power 185 for Crimea alone. All three are Sunni.

Crimea
– Center of trade, salt trade, castle and church here, Crimean culture, 21 dev, they are part of a state of Crimea we have already, just 40% autonomy, and giving us 0.44 right now, Steppes

Yedishkul- 10 dev, Steppes, Crimea culture, 85% autonomy, 0.05 made here, next to Crimea captured by Muscovy in their individual war and Lithuania

Azaraba – Livestock here, 9 dev, steppes as well, Crimean culture, 50% autonomy, 0.06 made here. Next to Crimea, Muscovy, Genoa


I promote Romanian to an accepted culture.
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Chapter 22 - Helping the Caucasus Ally

1 Nov,1492 - I choose capturing ships to be my naval doctrine

I choose a new decisions:

The Act of Uniformity,+1 Missionary Strength and +10% Institution embracing

My event pumping up Sinop’s missionary bonus has dropped, and now I have a 1.1strong Missionary in Sinop, so I send in Orthodox Missionary

1 Jan, 1493 – I give Muscovy military access

20 Feb – Georgia declares war on Qara Qoyunlu which I join.

I order my Crimean army to Turkey. QQ are at war with Mamluks and have most of their stuff taken, so this is Georgia’s War of Opportunity.

8 May – Muscovy takes most of Crimea only two holdings are left

11 May - I arrive in QQ

8 Aug – I capture a minor holding called Khoy

28 Aug – I join a giant siege

27 Sept – I use MIL power to quash rebellions remotely

21 Nov- Big rebels in Crimea, I reject their request for military access.

6 Jan, 1494 – I discovered America and get justified wars boost until the Age of Discovery ends

1 April - I claim Kuban from Crimea

26 May – We capture the Fort of Tabriz from QQ

4 August – Peace in the War with QQ – Georgia gets 4 provinces – Yerevan, Nakhivan, Bayazid and Van. Our alliance split 495 cash.

New Government Reform

Level 4 – State and Religion – I get 4 options.

I choose Curtail Clerical Privileges - my clergy estate declines 10 in loyalty, but my ADMIN Tech drops by 10% permanently

I order my 18k army back to Crimea from QQ

24 Aug – QQ announced me as a rival.
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11 Nov, 1494 -

Maps


Picture of Black Sea Area



As you can see we are continuously from ourselves two Genoa, 3 Crimea, 4 Circassia in one big bob, and then one in Turkey and 5 in Moldavia are not connected. Muscovy is to our north and have moved down into the region. That’s probably why the Ottomans haven’t picked on me yet. You can see our allies Trebizond doubled from AQ, Georgia’s red adding 4 from QQ, and then Georgia’s lesser partner Imerti on the Black Sea proper in the blue to the West.

Here's a map of the world we know of focusing on the Black Sea zoomed out




The big winners are Muscovy, England who united the Isles and are al over France, and then the Ottomans who really expanded into Europe.

We have 18k troops 9k cavalry, 9k infantry, and forcelimit of 18 until those cores are up.

We have 18 ships and our forcelimit is 21, we have 3 Early Carracks, 2 trade ships, 7 transports, and 6 galleys.

Our techs are 8/6/5. We have embraced the Renaissance institution. I am currently losing .76 after hiring a new Missionary for Sinop which costs 2 ducats per month.
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The Ottomans have the most development of those we know of at 738, we have 154 and are tied with our rival QQ.

The Ottomans make the most cash at 62.99 each month, we make 11.25.

Liege has the most techs at 24, we have 19

For Ideas, Portugal and Anhalt 11, we have done 8

Great Powers:


#8. Muscovy
#7. Poland
#6. Castille
#5. France
#4. Mamluks
#3. Ottomans
#2. England
#1. Ming China

There are just 9 Orthodox nations with 198 provinces.

Top Five Theodoro Tax Makers:

1. Bessarabia – 8.72
2. Suceava – 7.79
3. Theodoro - 7.40
4. Caffa – 6.80
5. Sinop – 6.39

Top Five by Production Value


1. Sinop – 4.58
2. Theodoro – 3.69
3. Caffa - 3.69
4. Crimea – 2.56
5. Suceava – 2.46

Crimea already a top prior to the core being done!

I have 16 provinces, 3 with cores on their way

At 18k our army is the 12th largest we know of, Muscovy is first with 65k

Our navy is the 13th best we know of, the biggest is England at 52 ships

We are:

75% Orthodox, 25% Sunni

32.4% Romanian
17.5% Pontic
18.4% Turkish
18.4% Circassian

Top Ten Trade Nodes by Trade Income:

1. Genoa
2. English Channel
3. Rheinland
4. Sevilla
5. Champain
6. Persia
7. Venice
8. Alexandria
9. Wien
10. Lubeck

Crimea is 17th best.

Current Value of Trade Goods:


5.0 - Gems
4.5 – Copper
4.37 – Paper
4.0 - Dyes, Cocoa, Silk, Ivory
3.0 – Glass, Tobacco, Sugar, Cotton, Coffee, Spices, Chinaware, Iron, Salt, Cloth
2.5 – Incense, Wool, Wine, Fish, Grain
2.0 - Livestock, Tea, Slaves, Tropical Wood, Naval Supplies, Fur

Remember, I only have one holding with one 3 good (Salt) the rest are 2.5 and 2.0. I have a bunch of Livestock if you’ll recall.
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Chapter 23 - Bloodying the Caucasus


20 Nov, 1494 – Crimea is fully captured by rebels

1 Feb, 1495 – Crimea’s rebels break the nation

12 June – I join a war with Georgia declared for Conquest against Samtkhe

They are between Georgia and Trebizond, 2 provinces Orthodox

23 July – Two of my holdings are now cores.

I order a Workshop in Crimea

Since my army is heading out I spend MIL power to quench rebellions harshly

24 Aug – I arrive in Tao and begin attacking the local army here.

7 Sept - We win in Tao.

14 Oct – Tao is ours, I order to the siege of their capital

27 Oct – Azaraba is now cored.

I promote Crimean to an official culture

12 Feb, 1496 -The Ottomans declare war on QQ.

16 July – Lomsia falls the capital. I order my army back home

22 July – Georgia takes Lomsia in peace
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Chapter 24 - War for Muscovy


1 Jan, 1497 – We fabricate a claim on Crimea’s last holding

17 Feb – Liturgical Reform event gives me +10 clergy loyalty and 5 authority

1 May – Rebellion in Bessarabia I order my army there from next door, 11k strong.

6 June – Rebellion defeated I order my army to Crimea, which is the site of my next rebellion

25 Sept – Lithuania is at war with the Turks I give them access

23 Oct – I join Muscovy in a war against Nogai, I order my army from Crimea to Kuma which we have a claim on.

27 Dec – We arrive in Kuma

10 Jan, 1498 - I sell titles, get hundreds of gold, gain bonuses from the burghers and minuses from the nobles.

I order a Farm Estate in Theodoro – manufactories cost 500 to make, 5 years to build, and then double your production from your trade good, in this case wine

25 Jan – Kuma is ours, I order next to the Fort of Astrakhan.

18 Feb – We begin the siege in Astrakhan - it’s a center of trade and I could grab Kuma and this I’d be pretty happy

1 July – I get Quality Idea #7 and finish the group – Massed Battery - +10% artillery combat ability, for finishing this Idea I get +5% discipline, and then we unlocked the next Theodoro Idea -+1 Dip Reputation.

11 Oct – I bail out a bankrupt merchant and spend DIP power and cash and prevent my trade from dropping by 10 percent for a decade.

11 April,1499 – Astrakhan is ours!

I only have a war score of 7,so I could grab Kuma at a warscore of 5 with it’s 3 development but it’s a pricey Iron mine. Most of the nation is under Muscovy control so we don’t have a lot of options to buildup to take Astrakhan, I just keep on the war maybe they’ll hand me something in peace.

28 May – I capture Ryn next to Astrakhan

11 July – A 13k army from Chagatai Khanate has arrived in Sinop and I order my army back to relieve the siege.

29 Dec – I arrive in Sinope to push against the sieging forces

1 Jan, 1500 – The Colonialism institution has begun

19 Jan – My 18k lost in Sinope to their 13k.

1 Feb – Trade Idea #3 – Merchant Adventures - +25% Trade Range

7 April – Peace with Nogai for Kuma:



There is Kuma, the 3 dev, Sunni, Astrakhani culture, Iron, next to Nogai, making us 0.02 in cash I order a core here.
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Chapter 25 - Between Wars


8 May, 1500 – I order a new spy network built in Nogai

The Age of Discovery will be ending in 120 months

26 June – Sinope converts, and we get 0.90 there now from the accepted culture, and Orthodox faith

I order a Missionary to Azaraba

1 October – My manpower is exhausted, so I’ll need to rebuild before going back to war.

20 Nov- I decline a request for military access from the Turks.

1 Jan, 1501 - New Tech – ADMIN TECH 9 – The Scythe, we get +2% production efficiency

1 May - I claim Astrakhan

19 May – Event called “The Families Left Behind” after the draft, I have three options, I choose “Ease their tax burden” and drop taxes by 15% for five years in our capital

29 May – Trebizond’s ruler died, new Royal Marriage agreed to

1 June – Our prince is now Craven and our army morale drops five percent

Revolt in Crimea of 8k

29 June = Put down

1 Oct – Our truce with Crimea ended…

1 Nov - - I grant military access for Poland
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Chapter 26 - Finishing Crimea


1 Jan, 1502 - New Tech – MILITARY 6 – Arquebus - I have better cavalry and upgrade mine, better tactics

7 April – I declare war on Crimea’s Kuban, their allies are Shrivan and Avaria

I call Georgia only since we have tons of favors with them.

26 April – I rout the Crimean 6k forces in Kuban

27 May – Kuban is mine

1 July – Avaria arrives in our holding of Alania

24 July – We arrive in their capital and begin a siege

1 Aug – I claim Nogai’s adjacent holding of Sarai

2 Aug – They captured Alania, I splinter off my cavalry from my siege to hit their small army and makea general

14 Sept – They capture Kabardia

22 Oct - Kuma is theirs

31 Oct- Muscovy takes all of the surrounding Nogai Horde holdings in peace

30 Nov – We defeat their army in Kuma

1 Jan, 1503 – We lose our trader advisor

5 Jan – Kuma is ours again

20 Feb – Kabardia is ours again

9 April – Alania is ours

23 August – Kuma is a core!

21 Oct – Azarba converts, next is Kuma

4 Nov- I capture the capital of Crimea, I order my force to the capital of Avaria

20 August, 1504 – I capture Avaria:

Peace

I take Crimeas two holdings

Georgia takes two holdings they captured from Shirvan, Shaki and Shamakhi,

Avaria is vassalized by me

We get 50 cash



Thanks Georgia!

I order two cores and start making nice with my new vassal

Kyzyl-Yar – Salt trade, Crimean Sunnis, 11 Dev, Steppes, church here, 0.05 made, next to Lithuania, Genoa and Muscovy

Kuban – Crimean Sunnis here as well, just livestock here, 9 dev, Steppes, 0.01 made here.
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20 Oct, 1504 – I get a quality wool event and get some cash

1 Nov, 1505 – Our truce with the Nogai Horde and friends is up

22 Feb, 1506 – I gain an event that gives me +10 legitimacy

1 May – 8k Rebellion in Kuma

16 May – Defeated, I move to Crimea for the next rebellion

1 Dec – Cores are finished!

I order a church in Kuban

1 Jan, 1507 – Our truce with QQ is up

14 March – I decline an offer of exchanging favors with Georgia for cash.

1 Dec – Rebels in Kyzyl-Yar

6 Dec – I join a Georgia war of aggression on QQ
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Chapter 28a - Helping Georgia Again


17 Jan, 1508 – We win against the rebels and I send my army to QQ

New Tech – MILITARY TECH – 7 We can build artillery!!! I order 2k cannon.

1 Aug – Trade Idea #4 – National Trade Policy - +10% Trade Efficiency

3 Sept- I capture a minor holding in QQ

30 Aug, 1509- Georgia’s King dies. I send another RM

2 Jan, 1510 – Peace – Georgia takes Ganja

I order my troops back to meet up with my brand new cannon


1 Feb – At 153 relations, our improving relations with our vassal have ended and I pull back the diplomat.
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15 April – Georgia attacks Tao in Samtshinje, and I order my army back from Crimea

1 June – The Age of Reformation Begins

I pass the Blasphemy Act - +1 Missionary Strength, -1 Tolerance of Heathens

4 Aug - I begin the siege of Tao along with Georgia and Trebizond

27 Oct – I get an event and gain mercantilism and friends with the burghers

10 Dec – Kuma converts

Next is Crimea

7 Feb, 1511 – Tao falls, Georgia takes it, I order my army back


I declare Ajam as my rival

1 Nov – Trade Idea #5 – Overseas Merchant - +1 Merchant!

I send this merchant to collect from Alexandria

1 Feb, 1512 – I lose 5 prestige to an event

1 April – I claim Canik from the Turks that connects us up Sinop to Trebizond

20 August – My aggressive expansion is mostly done. What next?

Venice is currently at war with the Ottomans so I could try and snag Crete or their ally in Rhodes The Knights, but I don’t have a claim. They are really big and have taken tons of Italian provinces, that would be unlikely.

Genoa has added Lucca in Italy for taking Azov, and they are allied to their rival Venice.

1 Sept – I offer an Alliance to the one province Coptic nation of Karabakh next to Ajam and Georgia

2 Oct -Royal Marriage with Karabakh

3 Nov – I send Karabakh a gift

1 Dec – I lose my claim against Azov from Genoa

I order my diplomat to build back up
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Chapter 29 - Another Prince Dies


1 Feb, 1513 – I proclaim a guarantee on Karabakh

1 Dec – New tech – MILITARY TECH 8 – Pike and Shot – bonus infantry fire, cavalry shock and I can build regimental camps

1 Jan, 1514 – New Tech – ADMIN TECH 10 – Modern Theocracy – I can get another Group of Idea s- I select Religious

22 Jan – I get an event – Royal Patronage – I choose to endorse them I lose ducats, power, and gain 3 innovativeness

1 Feb – I fabricate a claim on the Ottoman’s province of Kastamonu next to Sinop along the Black Sea

1 April - I claim Azov again

21 April – I begin to improve relations with Karabakh

25 July – Crimea converts! Next is Kuban

1 Aug – I love my claim on Terak.

27 Oct – Our Prince dies!

Alexios IV is our new ruler, 1/5/6, age 37

Princess – Agape – 1/1/2

Heir – Alexios V, 3/3/5 age 0, weak claim

Our Princess is from the Crimea province and we get boosts.

Our stability dropped and I raise it again

18 Nov – RM with Trebizond

1 Jan, 1515 – RM With Karabakh

1 Mar – RM with Georgia

I force Avaria to change their faith to Orthodox

1 Aug – RM with Avaria
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Chapter 30 - Avaria Annexed

1 Jan, 1516 – Claim of Terak again

1 Feb – Ottoman claim on Tolcu is ours again

1 June – Religious Idea #1 – Missionary schools – Another Missionary. I send it to Yedishkul

I pass another acts

The Declaration of Indulgence Act – Stab Cost 5%; +1 tolerance of heathens

I order my army to Alania

9 June – We announce the annexation of Avaria

16 Dec – Kuban is converted, next is Kyzyr-Yar

1 May, 1517 – Avaria is ours!

Khundzia – Sunni, Dagestani Culture, 90 autonomy, Livestock, Highlands, Castle, 0.01 made here

I annexed 2k infantry
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Chapter 31 - More Blood in the Caucasus


I declare war on Terak from Gazikumukh.

I called up Trebizond, Muscovy and Karabakh

Nogai joined them and they are allied with Soran

2 June – I begin a siege of Terak

12 June - I capture Tarki

24 Aug – I capture Lakia

4 Oct – I capture Daghstan

24 Oct – I get a reform the navy event and gain 200 DIP Tech

DIP TECH 7 – Naval Ambitions – 115 Colonial Range, Better naval morale

Mosul in Soran is captured by Trebizond

7 Jan, 1518 – More Soran is falling

6 March – Terak is ours

I have a war score of 41, can I get all four holdings in Gazikumukh?

It’s a 32 warscore but they aren’t doing it so I order my army to the capital of Soran

28 Mar – Trebizond routs the Soran army and our warscore raises to 47. Now? Nope

16 May – I arrive at Soran’s capital

15 Aug – Two Nogai holdings have been captured by Muscovy

8 Nov – Arbil in Soran falls and all Soran holdings are ours and I have a warscore of 68.

I can get these 4 holdings and annex the nation!



I am getting four provinces from Gazikumukh. All are Daghastan culture.

Terek – Castle, Church, Sunni, 11 dev, 0.01 made here from 90% autonomy. Next to Caspian Sea, Astrakhan in Muscovy. Drylands, Livestock

Tarki – Fishers, Sunni, Caspian Sea, Drylands, 7 dev, nothing made here,

Lakia - Internal holding, Highlands, 7 dev, iron works, Sunni, church, nothing made here

Dagestan – Caspian Sea, next to Georgia, rival Ajam Shia, Church, drylands, 8 dev, fishers, 0.03 made here.

I send Missionaries to Khundzia
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Chapter 32 - Government Reform



14 Dec, 1518 – Karabakh agrees to be our vassal

I start building a spy network against adjacent rival Ajam

I order my army to Tarki

16 Mar, 1519 – Our Princess died

29 May – Event – the Burghers Estate needs help, I spend 100 cash to bail them out and gain influence and loyalty

1 July – Kzyyl-Yar converts to the one true faith of Orthodoxy!

1 Oct – Faith Idea #2 – Church Attendance Duty - -25% Stability Cost Modifier

1 Nov – New Tech – MILTARY TECH 9 – Professional Officers – I can upgrade my infantry into Pike infantry, bonus tactics. I update my army

I can enact a new Government Reform!

Level 5 – The Administrative Cadre

I have a few options, and I choose:

Meritocratic Recruitment – Boosts to Burgher loyalty and influence, -10% Advisor costs

1 Dec – I claim the province of Shrivan from Ajam

1 Sept, 1520 – I accept an offer of institution sharing from Frankfurt

2 Nov – Event – Serfs are moving from Matrega to Theodoro, what do I want to do? I side with the nobles that want to curtail it, gain 10% loyalty from nobles, and 25% autonomy in Matrega.

1 Dec - I claim Astara from Ajam
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Old 12-01-2022, 08:24 PM   #43
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Chapter 33 - The Theodoran Ousting from Turkey


11 Sept,1521 – Core done in Terek, I am now making 0.52 here, Missionary ordered

13 Oct – I pull Turkish off an accepted Culture to make space for Dargestan Culture, which I promote, I order Sinop’s culture to change to Gothic, our main one.

27 Nov- The leader of Muscovy dies, I offer a new Royal Marriage

We get a new Princess, 2/4/2, Agafya, 30 years old

22 Jan, 1522 - The other three cores are done! All four of these plus Khundzia are in one state called Dargestan.

1 Mar – Claim in Ajam for Rasht

14 Mar – The Ottomans declare war on us for Sinop, all of our allies Muscovy too are in

I order my army from Tarki to Turkey

The Ottomans have begun a siege in Bessarabia with a force 8k in size

I raise war taxes

I hire a mercenary company and dispatch them to Bender next to Bessarabia

30 March – The Trebizond army is routed in their capital.

The 16k unit arrived, and I’ll give them a few months to build up their forces morale and I hire a general for them.

22 May – They begin a siege of Sinop with a force of 29k

1 Aug – Religious Idea #3 – Divine Supremacy, +3 Missionary Strength, that unlocked our next Theodoro holding, +25% fort defense

19 August – We capture Canik from the Ottomans

7 Sept – Our mercs lose in Bessarabia after they brought 57k more troops to fight

13 Sept – Bessarabia falls

I capture Tokat in Turkey

Khundzia converts, next is Dagestan

13 Oct- My main army loses in Turkey

29 Nov – Sinop falls

21 Dec – My 1st army arrives in Crimea and rebuilds

22 Dec -They rout the Pskov army

3 Jan 1522 – Georgia’s ruler dies,

19 Jan – Battle in Caffa

15 Feb – We win!

26 March -A 26k strong army under Muscovy’s control arrives in Turkey

1 April – Trade Idea #6 – Trade Manipulation - +25% Trade Steering

20 June – My combined mercs and Army defeated a 25k army of the Turks moving from our holdings to Bessarabia in Lithuania

5 August - I begin a siege of Bessarabia

Tarki my next Missionary target

8 Dec – Dagestan coverts, next is Lakia

I fabricate another claim against Ajam

1 May, 1523 – Trebizond’s capital falls

3 June – Trebizond peace with the Ottomans and they lose their capital

23 July – We recapture Bessarabia

7 Sept - I capture three minor holdings in Eastern Europe next to Moldavia

29 Oct – My combined mercs and main army lose in Giergiu to 80k in forces

22 Dec – Imerti and Georgi begin a siege of Trebizond.

We have a -22% Warscore.

January 26, 1524 - I send my main army from Crimea to Trebizond to help the siege

19 Mar – Lakia converts

11 April – I arrive in Trebizond

28 June – It falls

I order my main army to Sinop to raise the siege

1 Sept – They are resigning Bessarabia

8 Dec- My Georgian and main army lose in Sinop to a 50 army

11 Dec -Our mercenaries relieve the siege in Bessarabia and defeat the 10k army

9 Jan, 1525 – Our mercenaries lose again

They begin another siege of Bessarabia

21 Feb – I fabricate another claim in Ajam

1 May - They recapture Bessarabia

7 May – I win a battle in Theodoro with my first army

I have a warscore of -37%

I offer them peace for Sinop and they accept

I disband my mercs
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Chapter 34 - Theodoro: Defender of the Faith


1 June, 1525 – New Tech – DIP TECH 8 – Shipyards – I can build Shipyards and get bonus naval morale.

2 August – I embrace Colonialism

I become Defender of the Faith – I complete a Mission

23 August - I order my army to Dagestan

1 Jan, 1527 – Spain has formed from Castille and Aragon

1 Mar – Our truce with Nogai and Soran has ended

1 June - I name Transoxiana as my rival

1 Dec – Religious Idea #4 – Devoutness - +2 Tolerance of the True Faith, Yearly Authority +0.5

1 June 1528 – New Tech – Military Tech 10 – Reiter – I get better cavalry and cannons. I upgrade my forces,
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Chapter 35 - The War for Silk


19 Dec, 1528 – I declare war for Ajam’s very valuable next door holding Shrivan, which has Silk. I call in my allies. They are allied with Nogai, one province Syria, and Oman

1 Jan, 1529 – I arrive in the Fort of Shrivan and begin a siege

22 Mar -The Two Sicilies announce me as arrival

4 May – Shrivan is ours

3 July – Astara is ours

Ardabil is ours

22 August- I begin a siege of Tabriz

23 Oct – The minor next to Georgia named Khoy is mine

2 Nov – Our heir gained the Righteous trait

15 Jan.1530 – I begin to build up spy networks in Poland

1 May – Ajam has landed12k in Crimea to besiege the castle

11 may – Tabriz falls

4 June – I win a battle in Maragheh

23 July – I capture it

7 August – I accept a peace offer from Syria with War Reparations

6 Sept – I begin to siege Ilam

4 March, 1531 – I choose Positive War score for our era’s ability

25 March – 5k Nogai forces arrive at Crimea

1 May – Trade Idea #7 – Fast Negotiations - +25% Caravan power; for finishing the group I get another Merchant which I send to Venice to collect

I get the next Theodoro Idea - +10% National Tax

31 May – I capture Ilam

7 June – I claim from Lithuania Edisanas


I have a 47% warscore, what can I get?

Here’s what I can take:



I am getting 6 holdings, 5 of which have wealthy goods, and then 261 cash. I order cores in all 6 holdings.

Ready?

Shrivan –
Next to us in Dagestan – Silk makers, Caspian Sea, Shia faith, Azerbaijani culture, this has a church, marketplace castle and the great building “Baku Ateshagh”, Drylands, 9 dev, 85% autonomy, makes us 0.04 cash, Kura Estuary

Ardabil – Inlands, next to Shrivan, Tabriz, and Ajam, Dyes, Highlands, 9 dev, Shia, Azerbaijani, 0.07 made here,

Tabriz – Emporium Center of Trade, Silk makers here, castle, 17 dev, Highlands, inland next to Ajam, Ardabil, Shia and Azerbaijani, 0.04 made here

Astara
- - Fishers, Caspian Sea, 3 dev, Highlands, Sunni, Azerbaijani, nothing made here

Rasht
– Caspian Sea, next to Astara, Ajam, Lahijan, Silk makers, 12 dev, church, highlands, 0.25 made here, Sunni faith, Mazandarani culture.

Lahijan – Caspian Sea, next to Rasht, Ajam, castle, Silk makers, Coal later, Shia, Mazandarani culture, grasslands, 12 dev, 0.16 made here.

Nice trade goods!

I order my army to Rasht to hold out here
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Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 36 - Quiet Rebuilding


8 July, 1531- I order my spy network here again in Ajam.

I order a Farm Estate in Caffa

1 Aug – I pass the Cloth Quality Act after finishing trade and quality, and gain +20% trade efficiency

1 Aug, 1532 – I claim Ajam’s paper internal province next to us called Mianeh

1 Sept – I fabricate a claim on Lithuania’s Black Sea holding Ingilas

18 Oct- The Commonwealth has formed and Poland and Lithuania merge

22 Nov – Event - I get +10 clergy loyalty and 5 authority

1 May, 1533- Our truce with the Ottomans is over

13 Aug – We announce the annexation of Karabakh!

1 Nov – I claim Amol from Ajam, on the Caspian sea, next to us and with Silk
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Chapter 37 - A Time of Rebellions


1 June, 1534 - Rebellion in Ardabli of 9k

16 June – We win

1 Aug – Next Tech – MILITARY TECH 11 – Matchlock Musket – I can build Weapons Manufactory that double Iron and Copper mines, bonuses to cavalry fire and infantry shock.

21 Nov – We get an Excellent Vintage event and get some cash, I order a Weapons Manufactory in Kuma

1 Jan, 1535 – Rebellion in Shrvani

11 Jan – 3 cores finished

5 Feb – We defeat the rebels

9 Feb – Another core finished

1 May – Rebellion in Lahijan of 9k

8 May – Last two cores are done

Shrivan, Ardabiz, and Astara are in a state called Shirvan that I elevate to state.

I order Missionary to Shrivan and Ardabiz

Rasht and Lahijan are in a state called Tabarestan that I elevate, I order Missionary to Rasht

23 May – We defeat the rebels

1 June – We finish integrating Karabekh

Melikates – Armenian culture, Coptic faith, Highlands 9 dev, Livestock, 85% autonomy, castle, church, livestock raised here, 0.06 made here.

14 June – They capture my spy network in Ajam and kick out our spy

1 July – Revolt in Rasht of 9k

17 July – Defeated

I order a church in Tabriz

15 Feb, 1536 – Event – Religious Resistance - 8k troops raise in Shrivan

23 March – We win in Shrivan

1 May -Religious Idea #5 – Religious Tradition – Yearly Prestige +1

1 Aug – 10k QQ Rebellion in Tabriz

17 Aug – Defeated

1 Dec – New Tech – Dip Tech 9 – Carracks and Caravels – Max colonial range increases, I get Carracks and Caravels ships.

I order an upgrade of my three Early Carracks.
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Chapter 38 - Spies and Conversions


12 Feb, 1537 – We convert Ardabil, next is Tabriz

14 March – Schrivan converts, next is Lehijan

21 March -Tunis are at war with Genoa and request military access, sure thing

1 April – Fabricated claim in Commonwealth’s Zaporoze

14 April – Rasht converts ,next is Astara

2 Feb, 1538 – I begin building a spy network in Soran

31 Oct – Astara converts

22 Nov – Event - +.2 Corruption

16 Jan, 1539 – Lahijan converts!!!

15 Mar – Tabriz converts!!

1 April – I lose my claim on Azov and Genoa

I claim the Commonwealth’s Bracaja, and then I pull back and head to Genoa

11 May- Event – Quality Troops, +10 prestige

1 July – I claim Soran’s Urmia, they are allied with Syria and Mamluks, and my next war is Ajam again, so I won’t push this right now.

I head back to Ajam to build up more claims

1 Oct – Our prince is now a Bold Fighter

3 Nov – I accept an offer to share maps with Muscovy

12 Feb, 1537 – We convert Ardabil, next is Tabriz

14 March – Schrivan converts, next is Lehijan

21 March -Tunis are at war with Genoa and request military access, sure thing

1 April – Fabricated claim in Commonwealth’s Zaporoze

14 April – Rasht converts ,next is Astara

2 Feb, 1538 – I begin building a spy network in Soran

31 Oct – Astara converts

22 Nov – Event - +.2 Corruption

16 Jan, 1539 – Lahijan converts!!!

15 Mar – Tabriz converts!!

1 April – I lose my claim on Azov and Genoa

I claim the Commonwealth’s Bracaja, and then I pull back and head to Genoa

11 May- Event – Quality Troops, +10 prestige

1 July – I claim Soran’s Urmia, they are allied with Syria and Mamluks, and my next war is Ajam again, so I won’t push this right now.

I head back to Ajam to build up more claims

1 Oct – Our prince is now a Bold Fighter

3 Nov – I accept an offer to share maps with Muscovy
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Chapter 39 - The Second Theodoro-Ajam War


1 Jan, 1540 – Religious Ideas #6 – Inquisition – We get boosts to prestige for conversions, and Missionary Maint. Cost is halved

1 Mar – Our truce with Syria is up.

1 June – I claim Azov again

1 Aug – Muscovy has become Russia

27 Dec – Event – Trusted Merchants + we get boosts to burgher estate stuff

1 Feb, 1541 – I lose my claim on the Ottoman’s Tolcu

1 April – I claim Ajam’s spice holding Zanjan

I order a workshop in Tabriz

1 June – New Tech – MILITARY TECH 12 – Spanish Square, I get better infantry, and a boost to my tactics I order my men improved

1 Nov – Our truce with Nogai, Oman and Ajam is up.

I declare war for Ajam’s Amol and I bring in my group

10 Dec – Two minors next to Tabriz are mine

15 Dec – Amol and Mianeh are mine

13 Jan, 1542 – I begin the siege of Qazvin

13 Feb - Zanjan is mine

1 Mar – Another minor falls to me.

20 March – My general dies

27 July – We capture the fort of Qazvin

4 Aug – They begin sieging Bessarabia with 8k Omani troops

15 Aug – We defeat a 10k strong Nogai army in Qom

We begin a siege

15 Sept – 17k Ajam forces are besieging Shrivan

1 Dec = We have a few more minors falls

20 Jan, 1543 – Qom falls to us

27 Feb - I have a 57 warscore, what can I get?

The 6 holdings I want have a 41 score, and that’s not accepted right now so I push forward

I move my army to the Fort of Ilam

11 March- More minors have fallen, Russia defeats Nogai army I have a warscore of 62. Now




I do peace for the 6 provinces in two states, two in ones I already have, and five that are pretty valuable, and gain 278 cash to share.

I order cores

Amol – Silk, Caspian Sea, 10 dev, in state with my other two Sea holdings, next to Ajam, Shia faith, Mazandarani culture, Mountains, 0.02 made here.

Sari – Caspian Sea. Also in the same state, Silk, next to Amol, our rival in Transoxiana, Ajam, Shia faith, Mazandarani culture here as well, 13 dev, Grasslands, Trade Emporium, 0.22 made here.

Azerbaijani State, internal

Mianeh – Paper made here, 6 dev, Mountains, 0.12 made here, Azerbaijani culture, Sunni faith,

Zanjan – Spice trade, 7 dev, Mountains, Sunni, Azerbaijani, 0.10 made here, next to Maineh, Soltanieh

Soltanieh – the bad holding, next to Zanjan, Qazvin, and Ajam’s Hamadan,Mountains, wine, 7 dev,Sunni and Azerbaijani,0.02 made here

Qazvin
– Next to Soltanieh, 3 Ajem holdings, Silk, fort, Sunni faith, Azerbaijani culture, Drylands, 8 dev, .10 made here.

These have five great trade holdings and a solid Wine and decent but not spectacular development.
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The Historical Hegemon Series
Volume 12 - Theodoro
Chapter 40 - Deus Vult



I had built up my spy network during the war, I claim Teheran next to Qazvin which has 16 dev, Silk, and a center of trade.

I promote Azerbaijani as an accepted culture

I claim the Kingdom Rank!

1 April, 1543 - I get another diplomat send to Commonwealth for more claims

1 May – I fabricate a claim on Savah from Ajam

4 May – Trebizond agrees to be our vassal

1 Nov – Religious Idea - #7- Deus Vult – We can declare a Holy War against any adjacent person of a different faith. That’s why I grabbed this track.

For finishing I get -25% Culture conversion cost and bonus clergy loyalty +10%

I also get my last Theodoro Idea, +1 Tolerance of the True Faith,

I choose this Policy:

The Religiously Sponsored Guilds – Needs Trade and Religious –

+1 Missionary Strength, +10% goods produced

I choose this Policy:

The Military Zeal Acts- Needs Religious and Quality

+5% army morale, +10 % Siege ability

I just tried and I cannot declare war holy war against Christians, just Muslims

I order a spy network built against Transoxiana

1 May, 1544 – I can get a new Age ability, I choose Institutional Spread
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