Chapter 10: 1449-1463
Omani merchants discovered new goods and new areas
The number of smugglers increases in Oman, Barakat finds it too expensive to stop them and decides to do it later
Persia declared war on Baluchistan and asked Oman to enter the conflict, Baluchistan is joined by Jalayrids and Mamelukes who saw themselves as the protectors of the sunnis
The mamelukes were too much for Persia, so Persia allowed Mamelukes to take Tabouk which was the first step by the Mamelukes to annex the muslim holy land
The persian and omani navies made a joint defense for Muscat against Baluchistani attacks, Baluchistan was hoping to annex Oman and then turn to fight Persia, this plan was doomed to fail
Oman accepted peace with Baluchistan and Omani traders were now allowed to acess Baluchistan's markets
In 22 February 1463, Barakat fell ill and he decided to give more power to rich tribesmen, he hoped this will be temporary
Get military access from one of Vij's neighbors and ship over your army there. DOW them and drag persia with you into the war and then sink their navy while they're transporting over troops *nodnod*
Or if you're feeling cautious you can do the same thing but keep the troops home and aim for a white peace (with the small detail that you dow some of their tasty weak neighbors before you sign the peace)
Or, alternativly, you could declare war on Vijayanagara itself; GUTS AND GLORY LADS!!!
*by "DOW them" I meant DOW Vij and not the country where you had landed a bunch of troops
Asking just out of curiosity, why don't you upgrade your troops?
Because muslim archer look like: 0/0 1/0 1/1 and has no fire at all...
and the cavalry version look like: 1/0 2/0 2/1 ... once you've checked this, go to your military tab and check how affective fire is at your tech level. Infantry should have about .05 fire multiplier and .8 shock multiplier whilst cavalry has a 0 fire multiplier and a 1.6 shock multiplier. Translation: fire is completely useless at your tech level. >.<
Chapter 11: 1463-1471
After recovering from his illness, Barakat wanted to regain his control but the nobles opposed him as expected, so he was ready to defeat them
While sultan was trying to hunt a deer, he was stung by a scorpion when he got off his horse and died, Barakat was shocked to hear these news, the sadness made him forget that he now has no heir at all, the aging Barakat was afraid that should he die without a heir, not only Swahili will become independent from Oman but Oman would be overrun by pretenders
Barakat named his cousin's son the heir to Oman's throne because he felt his cousin was healthy and smart enough to be able to train a ruler who can rule Oman successfully
Oman's prestige had granted Nabhan's house powerful claims on other nations, Barakat felt that his dream had finaly come true
His happiness was disturbed by another comet, he tried to convince his people that they should make a wish when they see one but that caused them to think hes a heretic
After his wife's death, Barakat entered a period of deep sadness and died as a result, Sultan was too young at this time so a regency council was formed, Swahili was supposed to be annexed by Oman at this point but Swahili nobles resisted this and succeeded in keeping the personal union, greatly weakening Oman's prestige ... at the same time, Delhi was in trouble again
Subscribed. I've always wanted to try Oman, even had a few (less than one decade) attempts. Very difficult nation indeed.
Be nice to your fellow human beings, they're the only fellow species members you have!
Hope the new sultan will have better stats. How is the regency doing btw? Will they rule for long? Maybe this time you'll be able to snatch a rich Orissa province?
Chapter 12: 1471-1477
The call form delhi was rejected, Oman flet that it was pointless to aid Delhi any more since it was dying and there was no chance to restore the glory of Delhi sultanate
Meanwhile, the pretender and his army were easily defeated, restoring order to all of Oman
However this didnt last long, after new laws were added the reactionary bedouins rebelled claiming that only the sultan should have the choice to do such a thing
The Jalayrids, encouraged by the rebellions in Persia, declared war claiming that Persia is rightful mongol land and the Jalayrid sultan is a descendant of Genghis Khan, Oman accepted to join this conflict against this upstart illigetimate mongol
Oman's plan was to land troops in Persia and crush the rebels there so Persia can regain its stability and power, however, Oman was shocked to find that Yemen was allied with the Jalayrids in this conflict, the yemeni army was bigger than that of Oman but the Yemeni plan was to invade Hedjaz instead since Oman was too weak to invade Yemen and because Jalayrids can provide support in the Hedjazi front, which would give Jalayrids and Yemen a quick victory
The mongol ruler signed a selfish treaty with Hedjaz, giving no land to Yemen
Oman was dealt a major defeat, the yemeni sultan was an able and smart commander and heh ad that dream of becoming the sultan of Oman, Yemen and Swahili ...
Chapter 13: 1477-1480
Jalayrids fail to restore mongol empire and decide to take a little bit of land instead
Baluchistan felt powerful and decided to take something out of the dying tiger, but they forgot that the tiger is still not dead and it has a cat to help him
Oman's opportunity to gain new lands was somehow ruined again, but now it has an opportunity to gain land from Najd should Persia decide to not use Oman's glory as hers
Oman got swift victories and a much needed boost to her prestige
And Oman is turned down again (this gives me a new rage idea)
Oman still could gain something out of the war, prestige and Baluchi lands
Sultan finally became the effective ruler of Oman, he asked the Swahili diet to intergate form a premanent union between Oman and Swahili, and claling it Omani-Swahili commonwealth, but the Swahilis turned him down and sticked with a mere personal union as they felt that Swahili was more powerful than Oman and therefore should keep its sovereignty, Sultan was disappointed but refusing would mean losing Swahili, just as Sultan left the Swahili nation, a pretender rebellion broke out there but the Swahili forces crushed it and regained order
Next time use the alliance CB and declare a separate war. I know you couldn't due to the regency. And a province seemed so close!
Chapter 14: 1482-1484
An interesting war between Bohemia who has inherited Burgundy and France
The highly successful Omani merchants faced discrimination from envy but stupid rich traders, those traders created problems and blamed it on the Omani merchants and they succeeded in causing the country to kick out the Omani merchants, this could've been a big blow to Oman's economy should Sultan not have bribed the ruler of that country
Persia draws Oman into another conflict with Yemen, this time Oman wasnt so looking forward to give Persia glory so Omani forces were ordered to not go too far inside Yemen
The Omani navy alongside Hedjazi fleet attacked the Yemeni vessels, the Yemeni fleet eventually retreated without losing any ships making the battle an indecisive victory for Oman
The 3 navies met again in another battle but this time it ended in a decisive Omani-Hedjazi victory, after the Omanis routed the Yemeni navy, the Hedjazi fleet blocked its way and destroyed it, the victory didnt change the course of the war but Oman gained naval superiority over Yemen and gained large prestige
Sonn after the Yemenis heard of the crushing of their fleet, the province of Mahra surrendered to Omani forces
Hedjaz was defeated and became a vassal of Jalayrids, removing Oman's only ally in arabia and gaining a new ally on their side
Soon after Hedjaz left the war, Persia followed them and gave away Luristan, Oman was now diplomatically isolated because its too hard for Persia to fight some 1000 - 4000 men armies of rebels and hordes and instead lay seige to their captured provinces