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Completed Let's Play Europa Universalis 3: Magna Vinland Ragnarök

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by Cassidy, Jun 8, 2013.

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Best choice?

  1. Perkele Perkele Perkele (Finland)

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. To me sons of Sigm... Donar, for the Emperor! (Kleve - Confederation of Nordland)

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  3. Expeditions: Now with Vikings (Vinland)

    12 vote(s)
    40.0%
  4. To Remove Kebab or be Removed by Kebab (Armenia)

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  5. Remove Anglo-Saxon (Britannia)

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  6. The Brazilian Slaughter (Portugal)

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  1. marooned Liturgist

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  2. Cassidy Arcane

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    And victory goes to:

    1) PURGE THE UNCLEAN!

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    To purge the Eldritch is to cross the thin edge of a razor.

    Chaos Rising Theme 4

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    Alf Bolt looked upon the altar of Týr. Making the right choice of not succumbing to despair and damnation was not easy, and much hardship would certainly happen until the foe is hunted down from their hiding holes and completely purged through all these years until 1663. Their gods are far from quiet when their worshippers are being persecuted, thus, he asked for courage and strength, because he would have to rule the Republic through what inevitably will become one of Vinland's most turbulent and chaotic times. The question that was most feared is how will the Great Old Ones retaliate, and when.

    Note: Because of bugs with the counting of religious minorities due to a too small change in such values of the purges, I doubled both the "We need to find them first" timer and the effect every time it ends and a load of cultists meets the *BLAM* for the only thing considered HERESY! with allcaps in Vinland.

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    Doomsayers were aplenty claiming Ragnarök draws near when the first attacks happened, not so long after the purges against the cultists began. Entire isolated villages were wiped out, and when a force was gathered to put an end to it, such force had no chance and was almost completely slaughtered. Worse, that was only the beginning of constant attacks against all Vinland coastal territories.

    Note: Those manpower gains to simulate those who made it through are the best way to handle it. Although it means free manpower if the country affected by the event is depleted of it, that is far from the worst case scenario here. Not doing anything when that event fires causes -1 stability and a greater loss of prestige. And I forgot that giving manpower values lower than 1 in events give manpower based on max manpower, but I fixed that now through a workaround, so a few hundreds actually will be a few hundreds.

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    But not always the Deep Ones won, except the few victories were very difficult and costly, but sufficient to, at least in those regions, put an end to the wave of attacks terrorizing the entire country, reaching as far as into the African colonies.

    Now, there was no more turning back. Alf Bolt was determined to not be intimidated, inspired by the example of the legendary Angartýr, as he fought against such inhuman threats.

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    Finally, several cultists were hunted down and exterminated, but there were still many of them left, too many of them disguised within the veneer of civilization, pretending to worship Norse gods or even the Christian god but secretly singing praises to Cthulhu, and the Deep Ones would not go quiet any time soon.

    Maybe some of them were not Cthulhu worshippers, but considering the threat they represent to every single citizen of Vinland and to mankind, that is not a big deal.

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    Their vengeance for the first great slaughter of Eldritch Cultists left an enormous trail of blood all accross the island of Vinland, with four thousand soldiers ambushed and slaughtered by a legion of Deep Ones. It was not just a tragedy, it was a complete disaster, and together with the nightmares almost everyone was having, it brough enormous chaos to the country.

    NOTE: The "Deep Ones Attack" event is intended to make you wish for Barbary Pirates instead. As shown before, it is a choice between losing 1 point of stability or betting with manpower between a 30% risk of losing twice in stability, a 40% chance of losing a battle but still preventing a stability hit at the expense of manpower and prestige, a 24% chance of a more positive outcome that will spare that province from other Deep Ones attacks for a while and give stability cost and revolt risk bonuses, a 5% chance of an even better outcome with even longer immunity to those attacks or a 1% chance of a truly great outcome that will stop attacks on the province for the entire length of the purge. I have set it up to happen less often the more coastal cities the player owns: twice less often if you own 2, Four times less if you own 4 coastal provinces, up to 16 times less if you 16, and no more than that, which still is quite generous considering the base MTTH is 10 years, except that is Mean Time to Happen and not a timer, so if you have a huge blob with several dozens of coastal provinces by the time you do that exterminate eldritch cultist decision, it will be as much of a rape as you'll see in this update, because the RNG likes to hate me and I was not save-scumming. A country suffering from lack of stability for pissing off Cthulhu and the likes makes complete sense, if you think about it, and I think this is a much better way to simulate this than spawning ridiculous doomstacks of religious rebels.

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    Meanwhile, once again Granada loses, but Portugal simply did not seize any of their Brazilian colonies while they could.

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    To help the people overcome the chaos and despair, let them have a better life and a better economy. Inspired by the ideals of Adam Smith before he was even born, and even more by the way things worked in Iceland back when it had no kings ruling over it, the rise of the lolbertarian policies regarding taxation came, ensuring greater stability and lessened tensions all accross Vinland as the people could distract themselves more from the horrors of the Great Old Ones thanks to the tax cuts.

    tl;dr Rǫgn Páll Revolution Gold Standard for a better Vinland

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    Long story made short, the last remnant of Nordland, having no chance on their own, voluntarily accepted to become a protectorate of Sweden, but they rebelled against their Swedish overlords. Vinland answered the call to arms, but they would not help Sweden with this war they can easily win by themselves. Specially now.

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    When Alf Bolt died, many in the Althing questioned his decision, not because it was morally wrong, but because of how its consequences were heavy burdens until at last the taint of Eldritch cults was almost completely purged from the land. Olav Norheim on the other hand had no reservations about proceeding with the extermination of the chimeras and abominations, instead, he was even more zealous in his desire of wiping out all of them from this land, for his parents were slaughtered not so long ago by an attack of the Deep Ones.

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    Some skraelings are too savage to deserve any respect. They raided without provocation in the past, and so they shall do it again. Their lands in one of the notorious "Pirate Islands" of Vinland shall be covered in tobacco!

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    Just when the worst of the storm of chaos and instability appeared to be ending as the Republic dedicated almost all of their resources to restore order in the land... this happened.

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    And shortly after it continued. Not only in that place. It was a time of chaos and despair that seemed to never end. Vinland had to overcome it, but it wouldn't be easy.

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    To make things worse, in the year of 1650, the long distance of Vinland to their potential Christian enemies in Europe was over. Over the southern straits, English ships arrived and began to colonize the south of Vinland.

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    This would be the worst possible time for a war with the worst Saxon. Another sighting of the terrible high priest of the Elder Gods, a god by itself, the beings it worships must be terrible beyond any comprehension.

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    With the arrival of England, it is clear Vinland will need a powerful Navy to ensure their continued sovereignty over the New World. Thus, an even greater naval focus is sought, for their army will always be relatively small but highly trained and capable.

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    Another legendary capture of a treasure ship in the year of 1651 was truly needed. Vinland almost completely halted all their colonization programs due to the immense crisis the retaliation of the Great Old Ones against the extermination of their cultists brought. That gold could fund key colonial projects such as seizing the Bahamas before the English do.

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    A noble gesture in a time of difficulty, Vinland always was a haven for all pagans, and now this didn't change. The more primitive forms of worship to gods would find a safe haven in Vinland, just as the "last" three Norses of Iceland did over six hundred years ago.

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    Vinland stood defiant to the retaliation of the horrors, and finally, after many years of extermination, territories once completely dominated by the horrors were no more their domain, and they were reduced to a less powerful and threatening minority. No more those lands were grounds of undisputed worship to the Great Old Ones, and in time, the Norse Faith would prevail all across the lands conquered from the Dagonl'nu.

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    Having failed in the race for the southern portions of Vinland, the foolish Welsh began to settle the frozen north of Vinland instead in search of wealth. Fortunately, they were far less belligerent than their Anglo-Saxon neighbors, and once they realized what they will have as neighbors in the New World other than Vinland, they will think twice before trying to do anything against the Republic. Hopefully they won't end unleashing Prisoners of Ice or something. With this, the precarious situation of Vinland needed to improve, lest they advance inland from the far north and colonize most of the continent inner lands not occupied by civilized natives first than Vinland.

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    A new legend arises in these dark times. The next Leif Ericsson is intent on trying to chart a route to the Indies from the west, past the Strait of Tollak near the South Pole, to whom he shares the same first name. Tollak Olavsson fearless goes forth in a frigate to chart the unkown southern Pacific.

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    A few survivors returned, but Tollak Olavsson never made it back. According to the survivors, he was drawn by a strange island with bizarre geometric shapes he spotted very far away near the island of the Fiji people, while the survivors were so frightened about it, specially from being well aware of the Dagonl'nu and how it reminisced them about their horrors, that they deserted his ship. Most died in the journey back, but the few who made it through reported the discoveries. Unfortunately those islands are way too far away to be colonized with current ship designs.

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    Tollak Olavsson was never heard of again, and his final fate will be forever unknown, but his bold exploration will be remembered.

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    It sort of happened like this, but with the enemies having less horns and more tentacles

    Olav Norheim's zealousness to purge the unclean proved to become his own demise, as his death was verily desired by the horrors and their worshippers. In one opportune moment, the worst of their chimeras and horrors surrounded his escort as he was travelling, and rather than die in infamy as a coward, he has chosen the honorable path of fighting to the death. He obviously didn't make it, but his name and bravery will never be forgotten.

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    His son Simon Olavsson was elected as the new Consul. Rather than bow down and succumb to the fear of dying, he swore revenge for the death of his father, and personally led many hunting parties, and personally slaughtered many cultists of the Great Old Ones. A fire raged in his eyes that couldn't completely hide his sorrow.

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    But, in 11th of September of 1656, a few months after he assumed the position of Consul, he died of a "natural causes" despite his relative youth. That was the official version on his death, for the truth was far more horrifying. His dead body was found bloated and violated, with swirling tentacles coming out of his nostrils, mouth, eye sockets and ass. What did such a horrible thing to him was something nobody aware of the truth about Simon Olavsson's death dared to think about. Even as the truth was not spread out, soon the superstition that being a Consul of Vinland was equal to being cursed arose within gossip.

    And no, Jews had nothing to do with this September 11th.

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    Hopefully Folke Norheim will have enough time alive to make his overally excellent capabilities benefit Vinland in these dark times.

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    This was no time for having to fight dozens of thousands of malcontents as well as Eldritch horrors, and thus the government had no choice but to make compromises.

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    May the Great Old Ones eat them last! Damn English imperialists! They will be crushed if they dare and have all their colonies in the New World rightfully seized, for Vinland overcame enemies much mightier before, and so shall they overcome them!

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    Whispers began to arise on how the only way to truly crush the Eldritch menace also required something else. Whispers on how the Skraeling were naturally lured and born tempted, on how being so close to those things inevitably should have corrupted them long ago regardless of them following them as gods or not.

    Whispers asking for only one thing:

    Genocide.

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    After four years ruling Vinland, which was starting to look like the Roman Empire during its worst times from how short lasted the rules were being lately, the unfortunate Folke Norheim was likewise ambushed and killed by the horrors. Bravely, rather than run away and almost certainly die like a coward, he fought to the death.

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    The number of people willing to volunteer themselves as candidates for being Consul had a sharp drop lately, but fortunately there were still enough men both competent and courageous to assume this ever dangerous role. No matter how many security they had, the enemies they fought always a threat even to the most protected ruler. May Alf Bjelke survive these dark times.

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    Less than one year later...

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    At this point, "becoming an Consul" became an euphemism for comitting suicide. Yet, there were still men brave enough to risk their lives so much for Vinland.

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    But Einar Torgeirsson, like his predecessors, did not fear death. As long as Vinland makes it through and crushes most of the Eldritch cults, already fortunately utterly vanquished and annihilated within Smaragdur, Innu and Vinland, their sacrifices will not be in vain. May Einar live a little longer after becoming Consul than his predecessors did.

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    This darkest time was coming to an end. Although it was unlikely they would completely wipe out the Eldritch presence from their lands, their threat was greatly diminished now that they were no longer a majority in any province. As most now trusted just and honorable gods instead, the spread of their vile taint would be kept in check, but these events had a traumatic impact over Vinland, now determined to not even think about conquering the remaining Dagonl'nu lands. It was a harsh time, but in two years, at least, peace could slowly return again, and no more all who leave near the coast will have to fear for the worst terrors, no more mass suicides from sightings of Cthulhu idols and no more short-lasted Consuls... the storm of the Great Old Ones was ending, for now.

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    And fortunately, some stupid Granadans and their austerity antics were of no consequence within Vinland. A major economic crisis at this moment would be a death knell for the Republic that would take even more decades to be recovered from.

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    Yet, while the storm of the Great Old Ones was coming to an end, another foe saw in the terrible state of stability of Vinland an opportunity and a new storm was coming, a storm of colonial wars.

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    How dare they to defy those who overcame much worse threats in the past? Damn English and their Portuguese lackeys! Vinland has faced far worse before, and will prevail!

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    ODIN DEMANDS ANGLO-SAXON BLOOD AND The Brazilian Slaughter ! VINLAND FOR VINLANDERS! DEATH TO ENGLAND!
     
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  3. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Codex 2012
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  4. Merkwürdigliebe Arcane

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  5. Corporate_Jew_Master Arcane

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    What if the eldrich cults flee to Africa and convert the niggers there? Machete gangs spilling out of the black continent, their multi-headed tentacle dicks eager to hit ass, leg and, indeed, every part of the crackaz while in R'lyeh the Great Old Ones gorge themselves on babymeat sandwiches.

    ITZcom Universalis?
     
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  6. Cassidy Arcane

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    As bump and curiousity, the real reason I swapped the original Cleves banner to a stylized comet is:

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    Historical Coat of Arms of the Duchy of Cleves

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    Enemies of Commissar Draco

    :M

    Making their threat go beyond America. Sure, but I'll need some time to code the events for that to happen and it will require a "tech group" change to make the IA IA machete gangs and the Eldritch Mongol Hordes(do you really think I'd stop only with Africa now that you suggested that?) really threatening on a global scale because their default unit trees are too weak. I will set that to happen after a certain year in late game, as an omen of a much greater ITZ I already created an event for.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_Conjunction#Triple_conjunctions_between_two_exterior_planets

    The real ITZ will come in one of those mentioned dates that lies within the time frame of Europa Universalis III.


    tl;dr next update itt will take longer because I need to improve my mod with greater simulation of enrichment before doing it.
     
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  7. Corporate_Jew_Master Arcane

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    Eldritch fused cromag rape hordes with no vaults to stop them? Based Hardmode.
     
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  8. Lord Trousersnake Scholar

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    Great read.
     
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  9. Cassidy Arcane

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    Drive the English back to their island!

    Bathory: Shores in Flames

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    Seeing Vinland's moment of weakness, the Dagonl'nu are clearly preparing for another war. A move towards a more lolbertarian economy was met with some opposition, but the once vast trade network of Vinland has been so throughly diminished by the decades of chaos that the risks of going farther in such direction to become more competitive in global centers of trade were worth.

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    Despite a strong naval tradition, the admirals of Vinland are lacking. May Eric Leifsson not be overwhelmed by the English Navy, because the fleet of Vinland shall sail to Africa, to bring in the Colonial forces there back to the New World to drive the Anglo-Saxon out.

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    Along the way, his fleet was intercepted by a large English fleet of superior quality. A pity a truly exceptionally skilled admiral was available, for one will be sorely missed in battles such as this one, and Vinland cannot maintain a navy as large and powerful as that of the English. Most of their naval tradition still emanates from exploration of uncharted waters and coasts rather than from warfare.

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    Nevertheless, within Vinland, the English were being given a harsh lesson. There would be no compromise: the plan was to seize all of their colonies with valuable trade goods, and burn those with worthless ones to recolonize them and hope some different kind of primary economy will develop instead.

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    In 30th of May of 1662, a strange negro, clearly insane, made a request of opening Odinhóll markets to the masters he represents, a new kingdom named Ahtu Africa. At the same time, the vile Dagonl'nu started a war. The only thing that got opened was the mutant, clearly one considering tentacles lashed out from the open wound almost immediately.

    Great! Skraelingar and niggers worshipping the Great Old Ones. This naturally means the colonies in Africa will eventually be endangered.

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    Eric Leifsson proved he lacked the skills needed to win such a tough battle, and instead retreated with the remaining five galleons of an once much larger Navy of the Republic. This was a devastating defeat, completely cutting off naval transportation, and granting to England absolute naval supremacy over the New World for many years. Those who sunk within most of Vinland's navy shall be avenged!

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    The being who is also known as the Haunter of the Dark or Black Pharaoh now is the god of most native Africans. The deranged ruler of Benin was recognized among the millions of converts raising their machetes in tribute as the rightful King of Kings of Africa, a ruler who long worshipped the same malevolent and Eldritch god known under the names of Ahtu in Congo and Ogoum Badagris in Benin, and now is within a somehow modern and Absolutist Monarchy in this Ahtu Africa rather than in a primitive tribal government. The threat Ahtu Africa represents far outweigh that of the Dagonl'nu, other than the fact they were not blessed with the horrific organic weapons and armor of the northern skraelingar.

    Note: Unfortunately it is impossible to change unit type in mid-game, but that does not mean their enrichment squads won't be a real threat, you'll see why by the end of this update.

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    The last attack of Deep Ones happened by the beginning of 1663, shortly before the end of the purges. Fortunately both were successes for Vinland, because the Deep Ones lost the battle in Guantanamovík while the Eldritch faith was almost completely eradicated from the territories of the Republic. Now, once the war with England is over, recovery finally can begin.

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    The superiority of the firebow to conventional fireams because of its rate of fire is nothing to be dismissed. While it is less accurate and its explosive ammunitions have a minimum safe range that makes it better for offense than defense, the rapid succession of fire bolts can easily put any army to a rout, specially when combined with a cavalry charge firing their pistols at almost point-blank range. Seven thousand English soldiers were wiped out in Vinland, which those emasculated Germanics called "America" instead. And some of them were so ugly they looked like Deep One-human hybrids.

    In any case, one decisive step towards putting an end to the English presence in Vinland.

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    Thanks to the massive armies the Wyandot were preparing to send in support of Vinland, the Dagonl'nu agreed to a white peace. They should be crushed instead, but considering what happened last time Vinland conquered a mostly eldritch region, that is totally out of question.

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    Let them beg for their god as they lie dying: "Save us from the wrath of the Norsemen!"

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    Those who slaughtered our brothers in faith without any mercy equally deserve none! Burn their colonies and eradicate their culture from this continent!

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    They might have defeated the navy of Vinland, but they will pay the price of completely losing almost the entirety of the New World for their arrogant imperialism.

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    One step closer to Scandinavian unification, but it still is a distant dream for Sweden.

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    The entire East Coast of Vinland shall be completely blocked from further English expansion. The already self-sufficient colonies of their may or not be occupied long enough for Vinland to seize them, but it does not matter, those two colonies will be their last ones, let their shame of losing "America" serve as an example to all others who dare to defy Vinland!

    PLUS NO MORE

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    Through conquest and recolonization, the scale of the colonial programs of the Republic increased further, and now they will have access to even more colonial expeditions when at peace.

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    Of course, such expansion and victory against the English burdened the war torn and unstable Vinland too much, the the government became less efficient, but nevertheless, this is a great moment. The entire North of the New World has its Manifest Destiny written now, for it belongs only to the Norskers and to the civilized Wyandot.

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    Einar Torgeirsson died in March of 1666 of natural causes, this time for real, for he didn't share the fates of his predecessors during the storm of the Great Old Ones. In his place, Birgeir Ericsson won the elections and took over as Consul, a quite excellent administrator, exactly what Vinland needs right now.

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    WHAT THE?

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    Rumors claim Cthulhu itself had a key role in the unification of all Mongols in the Far East. This is not good. Could ITZ really be coming soon?

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    For Sweden, it was a white peace. For Vinland, it was a crushing victory against England that closed off the New World for them. Lithuania asked for help to fight back against the Poles, but Vinland was not in any condition to fight overseas at this point, and instead paid a small tribute to Poland so these wars can come to an end, because war exhaustion was crippling the Republic much more than giving 25 ducats for peace. The English culture was practically eradicated from Vinland before it could become significant, resettlement of the colonies they started while they were too small to have a solid identity finishing the job.


    Alhazred's Vision

    However, while the wars were over, the recent events across the world were reason for much concern. For when the eldritch gods manifestate themselves so openly and across so many lands in such a short time, these omens cannot be ignored. It would be naivety to consider such events, so powerful and primal that they united peoples once bathing in their own blood for centuries or more of intertribal warfare, that they uplifted most of Africa from a backwards savage land to a scientific technologically advanced civilization rapidly catching up to the west, advanced in horrific rather than inspiring ways. When dark entities once sleeping can exert such powers accross Earth, there can be no doubt the end times draw near.

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    The wars against outside enemies were over, but traitors were everywhere. Legions of them ready to defect to the Dagonl'nu or to the Wyandot if not exterminated without mercy.

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    They don't realize that by doing this they are endangering everything the people of Vinland admires. They deserve no mercy for their treason.

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    After seizing Saguenay, almost twenty thousand savage dregs assaulted Canada, and were crushed by the superior morale and discipline of the army of Vinland. They may come in even larger numbers, but nevertheless they will be slaughtered as the traitors and ungrateful swine they are. Ultimately genocide is the only answer to prevent this, for these are traitors to their race and to humanity for serving the Great Old Ones and deserve no better than to be exterminated.

    Unfortunately, depleted of manpower because of the wars and of the Deep Ones, Vinland cannot pursue such scum into Saguenay, but rather, their armies wait for them to try attacking again.

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    Under Father Dagon countless northern tribes in Vinland were united and made into an advanced civilization. Under Nyarlathotep, the Crawling Chaos, most Africans were united and made into an advanced civilization. Under Cthulhu, the High Priest of the Outer Gods, all Mongols were united and made into an advanced civilization. Now, under Hastur, the King in Yellow, most Turkic nomads were united and made into an advanced civilization intent on going much farther through conquest than the Golden Horde ever did. Can any doubt remain bout how close Ragnarök is?

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    Vinland had to be prepared for the worst. For once the ever expanding legions of Dagonl'nu, Ahtu Africa, Hastur Khaganate and Mongol Khaganate decide the time is right to bring ITZ, their combined threat will far outweigh that of even of most fanatical Catholic or Islamic power. Fortunately, in 1670, the traitor legions finally had their deserved fate.

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    While their ambitions had a heavy cost on their prestige as long as they waited rather than immediately go to war and bring their terror across Europe, the Eldritch major powers that have recently risen laughed at such puny concept of "prestige", because they were blessed with powers of beyond, and if a favorable astronomic event happens any time soon, their rampage will be nearly unstoppable, while now, despite not so powerful, they are too massive for anyone to dare starting a war against them. The ground is shifting, now almost unchallenged empires might soon meet their demise, for everything is set for a war of apocalyptic proportions to happen eventually, one that will bathe the entire world in blood and nightmares beyond imagination.

    The way the Eldritch belief swept through those lands was a case of much worry. Were the eldritch gods simply playing with mankind, to enjoy watching as they slaughter each other either for or against them? Are they so powerful they could easily put the entire world to kneel and worship them if they wanted to? The possibilities were all terrifying.

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    While worship of the Great Old Ones finally rose from isolated cults to one of the greatest faiths of the world, other faiths were on their dying throes. In a gesture of goodwill, Vinland offered refuge to the Teotl persecuted in Mexico by the brutal Spanish Inquisition, and also to the Romuva hunted down in the lands Poland conquered from Lithuania. For the former, there was one condition however: they were strictly forbidden of practicing human sacrifice, and would be arrested for murder if they were involved in such.

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    While the presence of Britannia worried many on how eventually they would colonize deeper inland, they proved themselves to be very incompetent in managing their colonization. There would be more than enough time for Vinland to close off their access from the heart of the continent.

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    And finally, in 1672, the stability of the Republic was restored to a manageable level, and the last stronghold of traitors fell. The great storm that ravaged the country during the extermination of Eldritch Cultists finally came to an end, and soon Vinland would restore their economy to its once greater glory.

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    To the south, Portugal conquered the backwards Inca Empire, while west of the new borders, Castille was slowly expanding, and thus eventually it would be wise to cut them off from Vinland proper.

    However, the formation of Ahtu Africa and of the Hastur and Mongol Khaganates was the greatest change in this world, a change that soon would inevitably lead to one of the greatest wars ever fought, to the return of Temujinn's conquest now in the name of different gods. To the machetes cleaving through the Middle East this vile Africa claims for themselves. To Jerusalem being desecrated by Eldritch cultists.

    There is absolutely little doubt those developments filled with supernatural happenings are just the beginning:

    ITZ COMING!
     
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  10. JagreenLern Erudite Patron

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    This is going to be a bloodbath. The world will be burning by the end of the next update.

    And I like the Ahtu Africa flag :smug:
     
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  11. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    ITZ COMING, indeed!

    Pity Vinland is republic, monarchic vinland could marry into the Wyandot and get a Personnal Union, truly the Aesir are strong!

    Why expand further in Amerikwa? Why not expand towards Asia instead? Viking Pirates of the Indian Ocean has a nice sound to it. All peoples and oceans must be subjected to the pleasure of being tastefully raided by a superior people.

    Oh, suggestion: Since you have Vinland on this mod, how about a Mali-Tupi country in the coast of Brazil? I'm thinking it would be the nigger version of Vinland.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Bakr_II
    Muslim-Animist injun-niggers in Brazil, hell yeah! Problem is that it would limit colonial provinces for the europeans, too bad that due to the retarded way the map in EU3 is, Brazil has fewer provinces than Kwanza. Just give them one or two provinces on the coast, some inland and make a few neighbooring tribes for them to play with until the European Rape-Train arrives! I'm thinking that in-game they should eventually end up annexed and vassalized by Granada, or end up fighting Christians along with Granada.* Needs a name through, I would suggest something african yet tupi.

    *WEIRD EVENT IDEA: Black slaves (some pagan, some christians, some muslims) flee from christian-owned plantations into the kingdom.

    I thought the Portuguese would get roflwpned by the Granadans, but aparently I was wrong. Also, Navarre-wank! Rise of the Euskadi! REMOVE FALAFEL!

    Pity you gotta cut off the Castillians

    Also, the vision of Portuguese explorers fighting eldritch patagonian prisioners of ice is awesome!

    Pity you can't change the map, using the now-wastelands for eldritch enemies would be cool.
    Also, does your Ahtu Africa simply unifies all nations? Because there's always the possibility of playing a nation in Africa and such. Same for Mongolia, a game where you fight to stop the Eldritch Mongols could be very interesting.

    Also, should't Ahtu Africa's events influence slave trade? Slaves came from the inland areas, which is where the Ahtu came from, it seems. Maybe give the option of searching somewhere else for slaves or serfs, or fighting the Ahtu for slaves? ("Fuck you Ahtu, we want niggers slaves not monsters!)
     
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  12. Cassidy Arcane

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    http://www.rpgcodex.net/forums/inde...life-the-call-cyoa.74136/page-27#post-2630962

    I'm basing it on that thread, to a large extent, and most people voted for Republic rather than Immortal Emprah.


    I don't want one Declaration of War every 5 years, and if any colonial power gains enough colonies in North Kwa, that will happen. Thus, blocking colonial expansion from other European powers in Kwa is an immediate priority. Plus conquering any Indian province will end with wrong culture and religion and Vinland's administrative efficiency in hanging between competent and poor. Instead, I plan to eventually reach the Pacific, but first I need to reach the far west of Amerikwa through land based colonization.


    I edited Finland because of Vaarna_Aarne. Might as well edit South America and Brazil for The Brazilian Slaughter. I'll do is split too large South American provinces into smaller ones and change some names as well. And maybe turn some PTI/Wasteland in Amazon Rainforest into colonizable areas instead, because I remember you mentioning the Amazon Rainforest shouldn't be that impenetrable. But I don't want to make the entire Amazon Rainforest colonizable... on the other hand Brazil in Victoria II starts with everything accessible besides Acre... so, give me some suggestions on how to change what is uncolonizable and what isn't:

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    Here is the default terrain map of South America, and yes, it is turned around 180 degrees in the map files. Fortunately the topographic part of this is already done or I'd never consider changing it. That purple in the Amazon Rainforest means Permanent Terra Incognita, or Wasteland in the versions after In Nomine. How much of it should be changed to colonizable rainforests? Edit the rough of it in Paint or whatever and PM it to me or post it here, or I'll just make a wild guess because this is a very speculative field.

    Not any time soon, however, because editing the map makes any saved games before such edit incompatible. As for Mali? Sorry but no. Anything in there would be a doomed extra landgrab for either the Aymaras or whoever comes first from the New World. The primary change in South America is that the Aymaras are the greatest Andean power now and will have a key role in the ITZ. Suffice to say lots of things have changed in the starting scenario compared to when I started this Let's Play and now they'll almost always form an Eldritch Incan Empire that has the luxury of zero tech penalties and being able to keep up in tech with the Europeans, intended to make the otherwise popamole landgrab in South America much more complicated, specially combined with the events that make the Eldritch religion spread when a country owns a province with Eldritch as a majority religion unless they are hunting them down, which brings even worse consequences for as much as 20 years. The Aymaras start with the Colonial Ventures National Idea, for example. Their only real disadvantage is that at first they have a Tribal form of government, but having no tech penalties and a large chance of subjugating all other Andean civilizations, they will fix that probably much before contact with the first Europeans.

    On the other hand, there is also the chance of an European power conquering the Aymaras, Eldritch religion spreading all over South America and a new force of ITZ rising through conversion of once Christian or Muslim countries.

    The Iberian changes are also based in a Crusader Kings II game wher Navarra had a key role in the Reconquista while Aragon was wiped from the map by the kebab, as are the united Celts in the British Isles and Brittany.

    I can ignore exploration of the Pacific. There is already a natural border between the Castillan colonies and Vinland in the "Wastelands" of Kwanzania Midwest, I just would rather not have such border looking like an ugly ">" which is why I want to cut them off from some inland provinces. But then no Vikings raiding Japan. Actually I'll just do that because it was ultimately the most voted option.

    The event that causes it will only happen for an AI controlled country if none of the African countries affected is being controlled by a human player and so on for the other cases. Otherwise, it will always show up for the player first with an option to refuse to succumb to damnation. If the player refuses the event will fire again randomly to another country with the appropriate culture group and geographic location, and the provinces added to the Eldritch power will not include player-owned provinces, but might included player-owned colonies, as explained with the event that warns the player about it. The AI will never refuse these events. Refusing it is hardcore, but suicide unless you forged a very powerful country in the affected region.

    Not really. They will gradly trade slaves so they can use the slave trade funds for their world domination plans, and only a handful of people would actually become mutants.
     
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  13. Fafnir Liturgist Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Moar, oh kind mastah more.
     
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    Read the previous post. You may prefer to play the mod first before reading this update.

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    ITZ COMING!

    Cthulhu Rising

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    Vinland has grown and prevailed. Through conquest of enemy colonies and colonization, the Republic territories now extend across near the entire coast of North America.

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    However, there were problems. Less than loyal individuals stirring trouble.

    Actually this shitty event makes no sense in the context of Vinland. It is just there as a disadvantage of choosing extremes.

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    Birger Ericsson passed, and in his place was elected Inge Amundsen, another competent Consul.

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    :incline:

    Now the entire island of Vinland is inhabited by a Norse minority.

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    The diplomats of Vinland thought it was a joke, but it was not. It was a serious offer. Out of principle, it was naturally refused, but they continued offering such an unholy alliance other times.

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    Removal from inventories sometimes bring lots of trouble for those sponsoring the removal from an inventory. More minting to fix that.

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    Invisible hand of the free market regulating everything to optimal results? More like invisible tentacles of the Great Old Ones!

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    Some Pariki skraelingar attacked the recently established colony to the northwest. No mercy was given to them, for they likewise would have none had they seized the colony, unlike what liberals with naive visions of a myth of "noble savages" think.

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    Greed was highly regarded among merchants, and the Republic was pushed to negotiate a dark deal. Disregarding who was the god in the lands they travelled to trade, Norsker merchants began to make a profit from Ahtu Africa's vast economy and the enormous quantities of ivory, diamonds and slaves being traded within Calabar.

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    A chance to gain legitimacy over the Cherokee lands was dismissed, for the Cherokees were vassals to the Wyandot. Religious persecution was a daily event across the Old World, with many Norses still seeking their freedom in the New.

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    Sweden has seen better days. So close to their ultimate victory yet so distant, they face hard times. There is little Vinland can win from this war, specially after all obvious omens announcing the beginning of the end is coming soon.

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    The experience with the Pariki made it clear perhaps skraeling diplomacy is a poor idea in that region, specially with the current consul being a poor diplomat but a great military leader. To the north of Pariki, the savages were utterly crushed and broken instead, clearly too violent and uncivilized to deserve anything else.

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    And speaking of savages too violent and uncivilized to deserve anything else...

    Enormous quantities of skraelingar around Alnobak were rounded up and mercillessly slaughtered as their lands were resettled by the Norse. They betrayed the human race and tried more than once to defect back to the Dagonl'nu. Let no tears be shed for them, for genocide is the only solution to their question, for their very essences have been long tainted by the Great Old Ones, not always in obvious ways.

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    Surrounded by several major enemies, The "Holy Roman" Empire grew ever more centralized, and this was worrissome, for the current Emperor and Duke of Wurttemberg took a very important step towards a possible unification of the Germans.

    Note: I never saw the AI managing to go this far with the HRE before. I suppose my alternate history changes make the HRE more likely to become stronger and more centralized if they defeat Nordland but remain surrounded by kebab and Lithuanian hitmen who conquered much of their lands.

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    The Time has come

    :mhd:

    All of a sudden, the taxes coming from merchants in Ahtu Africa increased dramatically. Something happened clearly. An entire day of darkness where the sun never rose preceded the dark happenings. The laws of nature were being bended to give to those who worship the Great Old Ones immense power and wealth, macabre tales of the dead rising from their graves to serve Ahtu Africa, of Africans killing their enemies with black magic and of how other Eldritch legions began to spread, and now there was no more doubt. The only question was when conflict would be inevitable.

    ITZ HERE!

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    A great gate of eldritch nature could be seen from the distance at the Dagonl'nu territories. The land around it grew engulfed in shadows, and howls of clearly neither human or animal origin echoed so loudly from there all neighboring regions could hear them. A great, swirling and chaotic vortex came down into that place all the way down from the stars, and things were coming out of that gate. So inhuman were the Dagonl'nu even their gate was alive, for Yog-sothoth is the gate, and closing such a gate may be impossible now.

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    Refugees came down to South Africa, fleeing from the horrors that engulfed that continent. They spreaded with them their faiths, but Vinland has chosen to allow them in, and even farther, when realizing how skilled one of them was, they hired a Sufi philosopher. They were too few and too scattered to be any real threat to the Norse faith, specially now, not a good time for anyone who isn't bowing to the Eldritch gods to be fighting each other.

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    Of course, the inbred Habsburgs pretended nothing bad was happening across the world, like village idiots while their villages burn around.

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    Divided by Norwegian nationalists, and now with the Norse Order becoming a territory of France, the Scandinavian dream dies as the shadows rise.

    It would be one more year when finally the inevitable would happen.

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    Mutated mongols, Africans and the old Dagonl'nu enemies advance with machetes, dark magic and weapons only inhuman monsters could have devised, to annihilate the world. Many countries realized the threat they represented and joined the struggle, the first "world war" in Earth, for its scale was truly global... and Apocalyptic. Although far different from the Norse prophecies, Raganök:

    :mhd:

    ITZ HERE!

    TO BE CONTINUED
     
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  16. Corporate_Jew_Master Arcane

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    It is a dark time indeed when the shadow of the machete and the congoid dong hang over the earth.
     
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  17. Kaldurenik Arcane Patron

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    The download link for me is broken :(

    Edit: And the website is working again never mind :P
     
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  18. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    DOOM DOOM DOOM
    ITZ HERE ITZ HERE!!
    Fuck, this needs something heavy-metal and SINISTER AS FUCK!
    Let's make bets on how long everyone will last and who will go down first!

    Needs a world map and army/navy/income/tech rankings of the eldritch/non eldritch powers so we can compare them and make calculations to the arrival of ITZ.
     
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  19. Cassidy Arcane

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    Now the moment of Incline according to the WCDS...

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    Dictatorships are the most efficient governments in Magna Mundi, therefore: Domination of the Draka Norska! SIEG HEIL!


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    The beginning of a new Thousand-year Era

    Temple of the Black Pharaoh

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    The chaos brought by Ragnarök was rampant, and the attack of the Dagonl'nu merciless. Wonderstrands lasted nothing against such horrors, for they were truly nightmarish.

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    The Colonial Militia has long evacuated the African Colonies. Against the legions of Nyarlathotep's Africa, they'd simply have no chance of making a stand. Rather, they were ready for the most important battle, the one fought within the New World, for there must be a way to stop the Dagonl'nu, to close the gate they have opened from where their inhuman powers that make their armies almost invincible emanates. If it is closed, it will be possible to stop them, but that won't be easy, considering the enemies they must defeat first, the lines protecting Yog-Sothoth to prevent any remote chance of such nightmare coming to an end:

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    :mhd:

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    The gates to the Eldritch Hel must be closed at any cost! This is the only chance for Vinland to survive! Forward brave Norsemen, let the Berserkergang flow, let no horror break hearts of steel!

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    For time is running out. The fortresses are falling in rapid and devastating sweeps to the legions of chimeric lancers and to the musketeers with those abominable guns of theirs. None have managed to make a stand yet, six thousand defenders slaughtered without a chance for them to overcome such legions. And now, they marched into Smaragdur, which once again could define whether this war would be disastrous or not while a siege was at hand against the region where the Eldritch gate was located.

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    Ambushed by monsters horrific beyond words, drove into total madness, the armies of Vinland suffered terrible losses to "attrition" as the siege of Kespek began. It would have a high price, but the other alternative was the complete annihilation of Vinland by the savages under Dagon. May the gods be with them.

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    News of entire kingdoms being crushed in an unstoppable tide of ITZ continued to come, The Mongols rampaged through Ming China with the blessings of Cthulhu while the Tatars under the King in Yellow were subjugating all who refused to bow to the will of their Eldritch god.

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    Once again, the heroism and courage of the defenders of Smaragdur have saved Vinland from the worst. Refusing to give in to the madness, refusing to run away as they gazed upon the visages of the enemies they fought, mutated and distorted even more than they were since ITZ began, changing entire landscapes through the powers of the Eldritch gods around them and slaughtering thousands with dark magic. Neither of these horrific powers were enough to defeat the determined, courageous and truly heroic garrison of Smaragdur, which, endowed by the berserkergang, fought to death while outnumbered. Now, the enemies retreated to their island capital to recover, a mistake for them because if naval superiority could be achieved, their legions could be isolated within their capital, allowing for the region where their Eldritch gate lies to be conquered, investigated and hopefully then a way would be discovered to shut down that gate and cut off the source of their unnatural blessings.

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    Africa was left to its fate. May the brave garrisons hold strong against machete and tentacle. The only hope was to force them to a white peace through naval blockades. Those who fought bravely against the horrors of the machete shall be remembered.

    :salute:

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    Most of the world has declared war on such nightmares, calling them under many names, of which certainly "Legions of Satan" was one of the most common. The Christians were convince this was the Apocalypse as much as the Norses were convinced this was Ragnarök, and some, like the small and bold Genoa, decided to bring the fight against the forces of Dagon and of the Crawling Chaos. They stood little chance, but at such point, the Navy of Vinland was being readied to blockade "Niflhel Reef", the only connection of the Dagonl'nu capital to the continent.

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    In 1685, The Black Pharaoh has returned to Egypt to claim it for the Great Old Ones. The Crawling Chaos now rules over most of Africa without anyone resisting besides Vinland. A wave of madness without equal brings most of the followers of Islam to apostasy as they embrace submission to far more real, cruel, inhuman but rewarding gods. Nyarlathotep also dreams of conquering the region where the infamous Necronomicon was written, and is not that far from doing so through his Ahtu Africa.

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    May the gods help Eilert Bjelke, for only he can change the tide of the war against the Dagonl'nu now by blockading the Skraeling Strait.

    :salute:

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    But, being no fools, and because Vinland was not the leader of their alliance in this war, the Dagonl'nu signed a white peace with the leaders, preventing any attempts to banish Yog-Sothoth from Kespek and securing the perpetuation of their Eldritch and ruinous powers beyond measure. The participation of Vinland in this great struggle could be coming to an end, for now.

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    But preventing territorial losses to Ahtu Africa won't be easy.

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    The world is ending, and the disgusting Anglo-Saxon mongrels wage war after war against non-threats. Let the Great Old Ones burn Britain without mercy, but Vinland is exhausted with those wars, and can do little to help Sweden. Thus, desperate for a time of peace, they told the Swedish messenger demanding them help to fuck off for not having noticed Vinland is already fighting against an immense threat and can't afford helping them. And that was already happening for Sweden, driven into deep decline and on the verge of collapse. Let them sink, for they are beyond hope now, and likely will fall to the Hastur Khaganate sooner or later. It is in the New World that the Norse have a true chance of survival and future.

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    Poor Ethiopians, they fought bravely, for they refused to surrender to Nyarlathotep, believing firmly in their Christian God, but their God never came to stop their demise, because obviously, such is a naive belief. Yet, the Ethiopian King seems resolute to fight to his last breath against Ahtu instead of succumbing to the damnation of worshipping such an undoubtly evil god.

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    Inspired by Vinland and by rising ideals of nationalism, after decades of abuse and ruthless exploitation, several colonies in North America declared independence, forming the United States of America, and resolute to free all Mexico from Castillan oppression, although such was likely a too big dream to ever happen.

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    Even the worst turk had no chance against the Congoid Apocalypse. There is no escape from ITZ.

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    Finally, after extensive naval blockades, exploiting on Ahtu Africa's complete lack of a capable Navy, their Eldritch King of Kings finally agreed to white peace, and for a moment, Vinland would have peace. But ITZ continues in the rest of the world, and such threats are beyond descriptions.

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    The once seemingly undefeatable Ottoman Empire was falling apart, desperatedly trying to hold off the Hastur Khaganate. They lost much of their empire already in the rape of a two-front war against Eldritch powers.

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    False Mask of Freedom

    In October of 1687, a new Consul was elected, who would become particularly remembered in all of the History of Vinland for both his superb skills as a Consul and his infamous deed. His name was Esben Nansen, and great men as him were exactly what Vinland needed in these dark times of the turn of the 18th century, a moment marked by what appears to be the coming end.

    Esben never hid his contempt for the current structure of the Republic. He considered it inefficient, corrupt and slow, and indeed, it was corrupt, inefficient and slow, failing to keep with with the territorial expansion of Vinland, with an increasing inefficient administration even in the hands of great administrators like Esben.

    Note: Wish his name was Adolf. I think it is blatantly obvious why

    :M

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    Britannia may have lost much territory in the far north of Vinland to the Dagonl'nu, but nevertheless they forged a small colonial empire of their own, and a prosperous center of trade was in their hands. With both nations within powerful and in deep mutual hostility, it was unlikely any country other than Eldritch horrors would even unite the British Isles. Vinland naturally saw in that valuable Caribbean trade center a great place for more merchantile expansion.

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    Tentacles tore the "Saint Sepulchre" into pieces, Eldritch abominations desecrated the holy city of Jerusalem, destroying all the sacred places and objects within for the Christians, Jews and Muslims without regard. This great desecration was almost beyond description, an act that shattered the already weakend faiths of Islam and Christianity since ITZ began. Meanwhile, in Mecca, a handful of refugees reported that an enormous, ever-shifting monstrosity they didn't dare to look behind to check what exactly was and made a sound like "Tekeli-li" literally ate the Qaaba whole, desecrating all sacred Muslim places as well into a tribute for the Great Old Ones.

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    Considering what they fought, Finland fought bravely and won a moral victory for losing so little territory to it. May Perkele and their gods protect them, for they will need to be strong now more than ever.

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    By crushing the Welsh colonies, the Dagonl'nu rapidly conquered most of them in the frozen north of Vinland. The Welsh turned out to be particularly easy to convert to their horrific religion. Considering they name their villages, towns and cities with names like "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch", it is no surprise they embraced the Great Old Ones so eagerly.

    :M

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    The Ottoman weakness and collapse by the hands of Ahtu Africa and Hastur Khaganate were seen by the Emperor in Wurttemberg as signs there was no better time than this to reclaim the lands the worst turk stole from the Holy Roman Empire in Hungary. Thus, a crusade was called against the worst Turk, so that the Christians can become stronger to resist the Apocalyptic threat while the heathens collapse to the "Legions of Satan".

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    Near the turn of the Century, Esben Nansen did two major acts that would change Vinland forever. First, he created a clear Bill of Rights for the first time in the history of the Republic, securing some basic rights against abuse of power. In this, he met no opposition, and most importantly, it would make the government more efficient, specially now that the administration was growing disorganized. But for him, in these times of ITZ, Demokwacy had no room, as his most famous words would be remembered:

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    "We must subordinate our appetites, our passions and our egoism to the wholeness of the National interest. This way we will be a really free people, otherwise chaos and horror will reign over us under the false mask of freedom." - Esben Nansen

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    Einn Hersk, Einn Fólk, Einn Fœrer!

    HEILSA NANSEN!

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    One may criticize the methods of Fœrer Esben Nansen, but the results were clear. The far more efficient if autocratic government he instituted fought against inflation and unemployment, the public services became of much higher quality and efficiency and the remaining taint of Eldritch horrors was being far more ruthlessly crushed, while Esben now had the guts to openly discuss a solution to the Metis question, for the skraelingar of the north were strongly aligned to the Dagonl'nu and had to be dealt with, maybe sent to Madagascar, maybe exterminated.

    Due to his great competence and charisma, Esben's coup was widely accepted and supported by the masses, leaving his opposition powerless to stop the Hersk. It was a drastic measure, but with ITZ in the horizon, many were convinced of his words that a "false mask of freedom" would doom Vinland to enslavement to the Great Old Ones, a fate worse than death. Such autocracy perhaps was truly necessary considering how much the world has changed in the end of the 17th Century.

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    Were the independence movements natural, or was some kind of dark influence stirring chaos in the colonies to weaken their European lords so they can be more easily conquered by the African and Tatar legions of Hell? That is a mystery perhaps better not known.

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    Navarra, in Iberia, was concluding the Reconquista in glory, crushing Granada, which was on the verge of total collapse by then. Their deeds were of little notice next to the Ultimate Doom Expansion Set going on, Congoids and Mongols on a rampage of conquest still unstoppable, but for now leaving Vinland at peace.

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    It was in this horrific beginning of the 18th Century, with the world falling to Eldritch horrors, that the Greater Vinland Hersk has risen. Will the Eldritch horrors end? Will demokwacy ever make a comeback in Vinland or will the Hersk last a thousand years?

    TO BE CONTINUED
     
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    Assuming Vinland survives, will this catry over into Vicky 2? It would be awesome to fight Ahtu Africa with the HoD.
     
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  21. Cassidy Arcane

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    No. I'd rather mod Arcanum for Victoria 2 than this.
     
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  22. exe Augur

    exe
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    Oh god, those borders. Why does the AI always demand the most disjointed provinces it can find?
     
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  23. Fafnir Liturgist Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Bumping for moooar!
     
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  24. LusciousPear Savant

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    MCA Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    Bump for Yog-Sothoth.
     
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