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Asian Chronicles: Volume One
The Empire of The Rising Sun
The waters of the Yokohama Bay are quiet. My boat is nearly to the port at Edo. I, Mori Yoshimoto, Great warrior of the Mori family have been called to the service of the Benevolent Emperor, Emperor Go-Tsuchimikado. I have been called to advise him in the affairs of our great empire. I must write down everything so that nothing will be forgotten by our children. We have arrived at the dock and I must see his eminence.
I could not believe my ears when the Emperor told me that we were expand our empire in the south. I told him that south of our island was nothing but water but he merely pulled out a map. It appeared that the brave Uesegi had discovered some land south of us. He had given it the name of the Philippines. The emperor told me that we must claim this land for the Empire and continue to search in that area. Much valuable resources were to be discovered and we needed to gather all of the resources we could get if we were to go to war with our neighbors. I would provide Uesegi with the necessary provisions to continue his expeditions in the north and the south. I was also to provide the brave Fujiwarra with the necessary soldiers to go by foot on these islands and claim this territory for the glory of the Empire.
Soon, our neighbors would feel the wrath of the almighty Empire.
Uesegi has embarked towards the north. I have alotted Fujiwarra 5k infantry and 2k cavalry. I have downsized all three of the Imperial Armies and renamed them. The army in Kyushu will now be called the Army of Manchuria and will consist of 70k infantry and 50k cavalry. The army in Honshu will now be called the Army of Korea and will consist of 90k infantry, 20k cavalry and 50 siege guns. The army at our capital in Edo, will remain the Imperial Army and will now consist of 100k infantry, 30k cavalry and 50 siege guns. The garrisons at Sendai and Hokkaido will now be named the Northern garrisons and will consist of 10k infantry and 5k cavalry. This was done to allow us to better supply our armies and to allow us to free some of our funds for the colonialization efforts.
I have sent two crews of merchants to the lands know as Siberia. The provinces of Nakhodka and Olga will be the locations of our trading posts and eventually they will be a staging area for our attacks on Korea. I have also begun the construction of 3 transports at Edo to transport Fujiwarra over to the southern islands. I must do something about our naval situation. At the moment, our military navy consists of the three warships under Uesegi's command. If any attack on the mainland is to be successful, the Empire will need a large navy.
We successfully established a trading post at Olga but Nakhodka was a failure. We will be forced to send another crew there.
Our three transports are completed. Fujiwarra has embarked towards the Philippines.
Fujiwarra has arrived at Taiwan. We must first set up a station there because our navy will never make it to the Philippines intact.
We have began constructing 2 warships at edo. We have also sent many merchants to Edo. This will allow us to increase our revenues.
Fujiwarra subdues the native population at Taiwan and we begin to establish a trading post there.
We successfuly establish a trading post at Taiwan. Soon we will begin to build a city there.
Both warships at Edo have been completed. Uesegi has added the three transports to his fleet and will personally oversee the landing of Fujiwarra's expedition at the Philippines.
Two more warships started at Edo. We have sent two more merchants to Edo and four to Tianjin, China.
Fujiwarra arrives at the Philippines. The natives call the land Luzon. Since the natives are very passive, he begins to march south. Uesegi begins to explore the seas in the area.
Fujiwarra is attacked by the native population in the land they call Mindoro. He, of course is victorious and he subdues the natives. He has now explored the entire island. Soon Uesegi will arrive and he will bring him to one of the other islands.
We send six merchants to Tianjin. We begin to set up trading posts at Luzon and Mindoro. Fujiwarra begins to land on an island known as Samar. Due to lack of funds, we are only able to start construction on one warship.
We acquired a monopoly at Tianjin. This will greatly fill our coffers with gold.
We successfully establish a trading post at Luzon but Mindoro is a failure. Fujiwarra begins exploring Samar when the natives attack him. He quickly subdues them. Uesegi returns to the homeland to resupply his expedition.
Due to Uesegi's long trip and a storm, one of his great warships is sunk. This is a great loss that will be very hard to replace.
We begin to establish a trading post at Samar. Once Uesegi has finished exploring the seas near the Philippines, he will transport Fujiwarra to Luzon so that he can aid in a colonization effort there. We are able to construct two new warships at Edo. We also send three merchants to Edo to push the Koreans out of our market. In Tianjin, we have no competition at the time.
We establish a trading post at Samar
Another warship is lost in a chain of storms near the Philippines. We have sent two warships from Edo to Uesegi's Expedition.
Fujiwarra moves to Luzon and we send some colonists to build a colony at Luzon. We send four merchants to Edo to push out the incessant Koreans. We start constructing another warship at Edo.