Eastern Judah, Kingdom of
By Rob Pierce, updated by Martin Helsdon
Still to be written.
Still to be written.
Mongol Empire: Announcement from the God-Emperor: "The Mongol Khanate is quite angry. NOT annoyed, ANGRY, wimps get annoyed, Swedes get annoyed. I will find who was responsible for this atrocity and then this fucking planet will run red with blood. Thank you and good afternoon."
To back up the rhetoric of the Imperial Throne, 70,000 troops under Celestial Prince Ki were sent against the Judean invaders attacking the western frontier...
East Judah: Diplomacy: Turfan (a), Chiennan (t), OmChu (t)
Trade Partners: (2.5W) India, China
For their part, the Judeans sallied forth from their mountain fastness and entered the dead and wasted land of Lungyu - that accursed place littered with the ruins of onion-domed temples and crosses. There the 29,000 Jews found themselves facing the Imperial Tumans under Celestial Prince Ki. While the armies dueled for position, Dark Priests in the pay of the God-Emperor murdered Prince Saul of Judah thus placing the Jews at a decided disadvantage in the ensuing fray. Being tricky Jews, on the other hand, they had bribed the Mongol mercenaries away and made an offer to Celestial Prince Ki. Since all Mongol leaders aspired to the throne these days, Ki - being a sly devil - decided to take them up on their offer and declared himself in revolt against the God-Emperor. Well, the God-Emperor (himself an elevated army officer of course) decided that that just didn't wash and was soon on the march with his personal army. By the time that Li-Phaha and the General of Barbarians, Feng, arrived at the rebel camps around Changnan, Celestial Prince Ki had decided that it might be a good idea to smash the Jews too. The upshot of it all was an exciting three way fight outside the City of Jewels that ended with the capture of the God-Emperor by Celestial Prince Ki's forces. The nomads under General Feng were smashed by Prince David and his rabble of Jews and Tibetans. The Mongol loyalist troops switched sides to the Jews (being bribed of course) and the two remaining forces clashed. Celestial Prince Ki's army thrashed the loyalist Mongols into dust and Prince Saul was killed, but the Celestial Prince was captured by a daring cavalry raid by the Judeans. At this point, with both armies deprived of leadership, a brutal melee ensued with all sides charging each other indiscriminately. Finally the Mongols retired, in a confused rout, from the field and made their way to Luyang. The remaining Jews camped outside of Changnan and rested. The God-Emperor, having been held by Ki's forces and then been recaptured by the Jews, was locked in a small crate with some air-holes and lettuce.
Mongol Empire: The Empire moved to crush the stinging insect clinging to its flank, massing ever greater armies to smash the daughty Jews...
East Judah: Diplomacy: No effect
Trade Partners: (1W) India
The Jews adopted the new Mongol tactics in an attempt to stay alive. Rumors circulated by the clever Jews to the end that Li-Phaha had died of wounds sustained in the great battles last turn were disproven by the appearance of a hale and hearty Li-Phaha at Luyang, where the boisterous commander took control of some 90,000 fresh troops newly raised from the Inner Provinces. Reinforced by another 60,000 nomadic auxiliaries from the north, Li-Phaha led his host into Chingchi (closely guarded by the ever vigiliant Tvarchedl agents). There he found the Jews in hasty retreat to the west and gave chase. Upon entering the not-quite-so-devastated land of Lungyu (which was being repopulated by the ever-prolific Chinese) he found a gang of Turfani cavalry skulking about the province. Another chase ensued, one which ended with Li-Phaha trapping and annihilating the Turfani banditii. Finally, the Imperial army reoccupied the empty land of Siaho - where they amused themselves burning down Russian Orthodox temple ruins and mosques. Farther south, the Huainan army battled the Judaic lackeys the Chiennan and, due to extraordinary luck, managed to best the Chiennan, capture the King of the Chiennan and force them to switch loyalties.
Mongol Empire: Mongol troops ground forward through the Tibetan highlands, smashing the OmChu tribesmen and seizing Tibet itself. Lhasa was quietly seized and the Dalai Llama reinstated as suzerain (under Mongol military control, of course). Gyangtse and Nain Singh, with the collapse of central authority, went independent.
East Judah: Diplomacy: None
Trade Partners: (0W) None
The Jews were exterminated.
Yasarid: Provoked by some obscure religious prophecy, the Jews of Tibet (don't ask me - I'm just the GM) suddenly took it into their heads to depart fog-shrouded Lhasa and their mountain fastness and march to the Sea. Supplemented by a tidy sum of gold that had been hidden away for centuries, the Zionists marched an army of thirty thousand men (8,000 Jewish fighters, 4,000 Tibetian hill-men and 18,000 Osmanlu nomadic horse) down into Gtsang, every one armed to the teeth and determined to reach the Sea or die!
The raj of Gtsang, after he recovered from considerable personal shock, rallied to their cause and joined up with his own bodyguards and levies. So the army grew, and reached the rice paddies of Assam. The bitter old king of Leakai watched the Army of Yahweh come to the walls of his city and found - in the bright banners and brave faces - something to believe in again. Thirty-six thousand troops crossed the Brahmaputra in barges, rafts and long boats. The Yasarid army was waiting on the other side, drawn up in battle array.
The el-Bahr brothers were not fools, however, and they had gathered the allied kings and princes of the north to their banner as well. If these hillmen and mystics wanted a fight, they would get it. Heralds were sent forth to question the wandering horde and it was learned that the Jews had decided that the time had come to return to Jerusalem. They proposed to march there and demanded that the Yasarids either join them or stand aside. The Moq el-Bahr laughed! Such fools would make fine slaves!
Gaibanda pitted the 36,000 Tibetians against 42,000 Yasarids, Maghadans, Gauri and Bihars. The Yasarids had the advantage of men, guns, draken and an unswerving confidence. The Tibetians had a religious fervor and the tactical brilliance of Ezekiel of Lhasa. The slaughter continued for three full days of rain, fog, hail and blazing heat before the Tibetians were at last cut down. The few survivors scattered into the jungles and hills of Gaur in disarray. The Moq el-Bahr expired of an infected wound, as did the Raj of Maghada. The Yasarid army shook itself and looked around. It held the field, but my, what a lot of dead men...
Ming Empire: Strange rumors filtered out of the west - a white man with a sharp beard was reported to be visiting the great monasteries of Tibet and speaking with the Buddhist and Jewish priests there.
- Melkor 1447-1458
- T91-T92 (1447-1454) (unknown; no ISI list)
Last updated: 29 April 2005
© 2002 Robert Pierce