- Mar 14, 2012
For those of you continuing from Without Honor, Welcome back to the Second Installment, For those of you just joining, the First part of this Megacampaign can be found here. We pick up a story that began in 769, with the Rise of Xiao the Eastern Wind.
In the Centuries preceding 1444, Xiao, the founder of the Caetye and the Great leader of the Khitan people chose instead of marching east and forging the Liao dynasty as Abaoji of the Khitan did historically, they went west on a great Journey lasting generators to the foggy lands of the Black Lion. In that Journey Xiao's Grandson, Kenzai would adopt the Zunist faith, and reform it along abrahamic guidelines, styling it the Fourth Faith, a Syncretic Faith with elements of Islam, Christianity, Zoroastrianism and heavy eastern influences.
After Kenzai would come Idris, the Great, or conquerer who through the claim of his mother conquered the Roman Empire for his own as he brought the Khitan West. By the end of his life, Idris had conquered all of Greece, The Levant and Italy and had been proclaimed Augustus by his conquered subjects and the Khitan people. Idris would eventually march up the Rhine River alongside his Son, Kiran, founding the Khitan people in the lowlands between the Rhine and Seine River near Flanders.
Over the next few centuries the Khitan would gradually become Westernized both ethnically and culturally as they conquered England and all of Francia, while losing control of the territories left behind in Greece, Italy and the Middle East. The Roman themes of Idris' empire was dropped, and the Empire became simply the realm of the Khitan, or 'Cathay' after several centuries of language evolution.
Though the story did not end with a founding, The Empire would see many Emperors and Empresses, both great and terrible. Marcus II who would found a capital for the Empire on par with Rome and Constantinople. Empress Lyra the black, who brought a dark shadow over the empire and was said to have transformed into a demon before finally being cut down in her youth. Morgan the Young, the Sorcerer Empress who would restore the Empire to greatness and build the great Palace of the Royal Family. Emperor Mace the Melancholy who fell in love with his own daughter and whose death started the War of the Four Dragons. Geoffrey the Restorer who saved the Imperial family in it's darkest hour from being completly overthrown. Julianna the Just who ushered in nearly a century long golden age for the Caetye and the Khitan people. Adam the Cruel whos misrule would end that Golden Age, and Finally Uther the Hammer who after a great Collapse is now ready to restore the Empire back to greatness after the fall of the great Western War.
A Few Rules i'm keeping too:
1.Development buffing for the AI near conversion time to keep them on competitive.
2.There will be use of the console to keep the AI sensible.
3.Limited Expansion in Europe, to prevent snowballing and also to keep Europe interesting in the future.
4.More as I see fit to add or are suggested.
A Few Goals for the Eu4 phase of the campaign
1. We Must be the Greatest power in the world at the end.
2. Form a Global Empire and have territories in India, China and the America's by session end.
3. Keep the Caetye on the Throne
5. Reclaim the Historical core of Caetye, (The Rhineland, Brittany, Northern France and Netherlands)
6. Open and looking for recommendations and suggestions, but ultimately the choice is mine here