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The Sack of Ishafan



"Isfahan paid for its rebellion in blood on March 1, 1383. Timur retook the city and displayed his vengeance upon its citizens in full. The city went up in smoke again, as the bodies of the garrison had been destroyed. Only mosques got a reprieve from the flames and even them some caught on fire by accident. Troops went from house to house, not in mobs, but rather organized, take all the valuables (including young women, girls, and boys) that they could carry, drag, or load on horses. The people, for the most part, no longer had the will to fight and could only cry as they were killed or carried off. No all that died were simply beheaded, that would have been too simple for the men of Timur's army. Since the people of the city had proven themselves heretics by so wickedly slaying a Muslim army that had been guests in their city, one commander rounded up hundreds of citizens and began to pile them upon one another. Once these human courses had been laid, he built on top of them with stone and brick till he had erected a new minaret of Isfahan. Timur approved and promoted the command for such an ingenious design. It was that bloody day, the 1st of March, 1383 would cement the fame of Timur's legendary barbarism and put terror into the hearts of all Persians. Yet, Timur had also now desolated the richest and most advanced city of his realm…"


Option A: The deed is done. Already have the men of Timur's horde moved, and already has Ishafan suffered…


1-2; What Have We Done? The clerics are even outraged, as such slaughter of Muslims in the name of Islam should make God weep. Worse damage however comes from the destruction of Ishafan. The culture and learning heart of the Empire is ravaged and only the barbarism remains. -1 morale to Timurid Empire until Autumn 1385, -2 tech to Timurid Empire until Autumn 1388.

3-4; The Damage Seems Irreparable. The clerics are deeply troubled at such slaughter of fellow Muslims. The greatest damage comes however at the loss of Ishafan, with the centre of culture and learning no more, only the barbarism remains. -1 morale to Timurid Empire until Autumn 1384, -2 tech to Timurid Empire until Autumn 1388.

5-6; Perhaps This is a Sign From Allah. Though the crime of killing so many fellow Muslims casts a shadow of doubt and deep reflection among the clerics, it seems the greatest damage has come to the wealth and development of Timur's Horde. -2 tech to Timurid Empire until Autumn 1388.

7-8; A Sign to the Opposition. Indeed, what greater testament or sign of a ruler's will to destroy opposition could there be? True, the Horde has suffered at the loss, but who would oppose one so obviously maniacally intent on holding power or punishing dissension? -2 tech to Timurid Empire until Autumn 1388. +1 morale to Timurid Empire until Autumn 1386.

9-10; Intimidating the Opposition. Might makes right in the world of the Horde, and what greater sign of might could there be than to destroy the greatest of one's own cities? Indeed Timur's act of seeming insanity acts as a powerful symbol to potential opposition. -2 tech to Timurid Empire until Autumn 1388. +2 morale to Timurid Empire until Autumn 1388.

RESULT: 7; A Sign to the Opposition. Indeed, what greater testament or sign of a ruler's will to destroy opposition could there be? True, the Horde has suffered at the loss, but who would oppose one so obviously maniacally intent on holding power or punishing dissension? -2 tech to Timurid Empire until Autumn 1388. +1 morale to Timurid Empire until Autumn 1386.
 

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The North Sea



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Event Determination:

1: Terrible Storms, Event at -1
2-5: Storms, Event
6-8: Mild Storms, Event at +1
9-10: What storms? No event.​

Denmark: 6; Mild Storms, Event at +1,
England: 7; Mild Storms, Event at +1,
Julich: 10; What Storms? No event,
Bavaria: 5; Storms, Event.

Option A: There is Naught We Can Do Save Hope For the Best! The people simply brace themselves and hope that the angry seas are merciful.


1-2; Great Destruction and Loss of Ships. The fishing fleets take great loss as the angry waves buffet the coasts under deep black sky. -1 tech until Winter 1385, -1 current and max NM until Winter 1385.

3-4; Woeful Storms and the Loss of Ships. Many ships and sailors are lost to the frigid waters of this eastern outpost of the Atlantic. The dark skies fill the people on the coats with sorrow and foreboding. -1 tech until Winter 1385.

5-8; Weathering the Storm. Brave men are lost and their ships with them, but the people know they have been spared the worst. no effect

9-10; Bad Storms, but what a bounty! The fortunate people after weathering a dark but brief storm are greeted by an over-abundance of fishing stocks. Perhaps the lack of competition from other countries suffering the sea's wrath has improved their share… +1 tech until Winter 1385

RESULTS:

Denmark: (4+1) 5; 5-8; Weathering the Storm. Brave men are lost and their ships with them, but the people know they have been spared the worst. no effect

England: (10+1) 11; 9-10; Bad Storms, but what a bounty! The fortunate people after weathering a dark but brief storm are greeted by an over-abundance of fishing stocks. Perhaps the lack of competition from other countries suffering the sea's wrath has improved their share… +1 tech until Winter 1385

Bavaria: 1; 1-2; Great Destruction and Loss of Ships. The fishing fleets take great loss as the angry waves buffet the coasts under deep black sky. -1 tech until Winter 1385, -1 current and max NM until Winter 1385.






Battle Results, Autumn 1383



There is naught but peace throughout the land.



The Heralds Now Sing at the Coming of the Year Thirteen Hundred and Eighty Four.
For now, let the people rejoice!
 

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Battle Results, Winter 1384



There is naught but peace throughout the land.
 

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Strategic Policy



"With springs thaw come enemies from both west and east. The Lords of Lithuania are confronted with a dark reality and perhaps an even more dire choice. They must fight two armies, however one shall be most likely fought upon the wooded steppe of the east, the other in the thick forests and marshes of the west. For which threat should they prepare themselves greatest?"


Option A: Western Strategy, those insufferable Germanic zealots are the greatest threat! Mobility should be sacrificed for powerful infantry formations.


1-2; Woeful Mobilization: The gods curse us! +1 tech, -2 morale.

3-4; Poor Mobilization: Sorry luck and laziness! +1 tech, -1 morale

5-8; Adequate Preparation: Off to battle! +1 tech

9-10; Excellent Preparation: We'll destroy those crusader fools! +2 tech

Option B: Neutral Stance, specialization breeds weakness!


1-10; No special preparation: No effect.​

Option C: Eastern Strategy, it is with infantry support of great light and heavy horse formations that this conflict shall be won!


1-3; Woeful Mobilization: The horses are all lame and the riders incompetent! +1 landmil, -2 tech.

4-5; Poor Mobilization: Incompetence and sloth! +1 landmil, -1 tech.

6-8; Adequate Preparation: In the saddles, to war! +1 landmil.

9-10; Excellent Preparation: We shall ride those Russian fools into the soil! +1 landmil, +1 morale
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All effects are active until the end of the war or until Spring 1386, whichever may come first. Lithuania has through Thursday the 4th of August to decide.
 

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Bureaucratic Reform In Granada



" After defeating the rebel forces and expelling them from Grenada, the Emir embarked to Madrid where he offered his loyalty to the Castillian King.In turn, the Iberian lord presented the Moors with the city of Jaen as a gift of their loyalty. Back in Grenada, Ibn Rizwan undertook the reinstitution of the old bureaucracy suspended since the 1330s after Castiles invasion of the Moorish strongholds to the south. Tax collectors, officials and the countryside Shurtah (police/guards) were appointed once again, the Qudat Royal Council was instituted once again and the Ulema were granted positions within the government. Thus, the Alhambra's authority was once again in revival."


Option A: We have already committed. (-2 current eco)


1-2; Protest and Discontent. Why should we pay these damned taxes now? People do their best to keep their gold in their pockets and not in those of official agents. -1 tech to Granada until Spring 1387

3-4; Protest. Some grudgingly submit to the restoration of proper bureaucracy, others aren't so easy to convince. -1 tech to Granada until Autumn 1385

5-6; Uneasy Acceptance. If it is to be, it is to be, though it doesn't mean we have to like it. +1 current eco

7-8; Quiet Acceptance. Such is the word of the sovereign… +1 tech until Autumn 1385, +1 current eco

9-10; Full Cooperation. What do we need with disposable wealth anyway? +1 tech until Spring 1387

Result: 3; 3-4; Protest. Some grudgingly submit to the restoration of proper bureaucracy, others aren't so easy to convince. -1 tech to Granada until Autumn 1385




Strategic Policy - Conclusion


Option B: Neutral Stance.


1-10; No Special Preparation. No effect.

Result: No effect.
 

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The Attack on Beograd



"The Assault on Beograd When King Lajos finally died in 1382 there had been many ambitious men trying to better themselves in Hungary. One of those men was János Horváthy. As a supporter of Charles of Durazzo he had seized the city of Beograd for himself, a task that had not been very difficult considering the fact that he had been the Royal Governor there. As taxes from Beograd no longer reached Buda many wondered how long this would go unanswered. Many things occupied the minds of those in power and how quickly the situation in Beograd would be dealt with was a matter of priority. The answer came in the form of General István Rozgonyi at the head of an army."


Option A: Fate has already been put in motion. (-2 lm, -2 eco)


1; Significant Engagement. János Horváthy makes a decisive stand against the army sent against him. Trigger Battle of Beograd

2; Siege. János Horváthy decides to stand against the open assault, but lacks the strength now to engage openly. Trigger Siege of Beograd, Summer 1384

3; Costly Attack. The fortress doesn't hold up against the forces sent against it, however those forces suffer appalling losses in the attack. János Horváthy escapes. -2 morale to Hungary until Autumn 1385

4; Costly Attack. The fortress doesn't hold up against the forces sent against it, however those forces suffer appalling losses in the attack. János Horváthy doesn't escape. -1 morale to Hungary until Autumn 1385

5-6; The Attacks Comes off with little loss. The fortress doesn't hold up against the forces sent against it and those forces only take light losses. János Horváthy escapes. -1 morale to Hungary until Autumn 1385, only 1 lm expended

7-8; The Attacks Comes off with little loss. The fortress doesn't hold up against the forces sent against it and those forces only take light losses. János Horváthy doesn't escape. -1 morale to Hungary until Spring 1385, only 1 lm expended

9-10; The Assault is Brilliant Success. The fortress doesn't hold up against the forces sent against it and those forces take minimal losses in the process. János Horváthy doesn't escape. no lm expenditure.

Result: 5; 5-6; The Attacks Comes off with little loss. The fortress doesn't hold up against the forces sent against it and those forces only take light losses. János Horváthy escapes. -1 morale to Hungary until Autumn 1385, only 1 lm expended
 

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Battle Results, Spring 1384


Battle Of Smolensk


v


"On a field planned by neither side with objectives elsewhere the armies of Lithuania and Moscovy find themselves face to face. The Moscovites realize to their dismay they are outnumbered by two for every one…"


Lithuania fields 4 LM @ 7/12
Lithuanian Mercenaries field 4 LM @ 8/10

V

Moscovy fields 2 LM @ 7/10
Moscovy Mercenaries fields 2 LM @ 7/10

Attackers roll 4 for Tech and a combined 29 for morale.

Defenders roll 5 for Tech and a combined 47 for morale.

Conclusion: The Moscovite force heavily outnumbered proves to be a resilient opponent despite the odds against them. As the day closes however there is hardly anything remaining of the Moscovites resembling an organized fighting force and the Lithuanians have lost some twenty percent of their strength…

Moscovy: -2 eco, -4 lm, -1 morale until Spring 1385.
Lithuania: -4 eco, +2 lm (@ 8/10), +1 morale until Spring 1385.



Siege of Moskva

v


"The victorious Lithuanian forces continue their march to Moskva and prepare to lay siege to the capital of their enemies…"


Moskva Garrison fields 8 LM @ 7/9

V

Lithuania fields 4 LM @ 7/13
Lithuanian Mercenaries field 2 LM @ 8/11

Results: Roll: 2 - 1 (tech/morale modifier) - 8 (garrison size) + 0 (duration) = -7 : No effect.

Conclusion: The garrison in Moskva holds firm.



Siege of Samogitia

V


"The entire combined strength of the Teutonic and Livonian Orders has emptied and poured into Samogitia unopposed, they now prepare to seize the province…"


Lithuania Garrison fields 2 LM @ 7/12

V

Teutonic Order fields 3 LM @ 10/10
Teutonic Mercenaries field 6 LM @ 8/9
Livonian Order fields 4 LM @ 9/11
Livonian Mercenaries field 2 LM @ 9/11

Results: 1 - 1 (tech/morale modifier) - 2 (garrison size) + 0 (duration) = -2 : No effect.

Conclusion: The garrison in Samogitia holds firm.

Teutonic Order: +6 LM (@8/9), -6 eco (2 loaned from England)
Livonian Order: +2 LM (@9/11), -2 eco



Starvation and Desertion in Samogitia



"With such a huge body of men in relatively meager surroundings, the food supplies, notoriously inadequate in any campaign are stretched to the breaking point. With the food supplies is also the loyalty and cohesiveness of the army. The Lithuanian garrison are at once glad and horrified, glad for the food they have in store, horrified at the lengths the invaders will go to fill an aching belly.


Stressed Loyalties and Empty Bellies. Still relatively close to home, some pray that more foodstuffs will arrive, others brutally set themselves upon the locals, and others decide starving to death is more than enough excuse to cast aside a meaningless call of duty.

1-2; Crippling Shortage. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. Already the armies are sustaining grievous losses due to desertions, disease and starvation. -20% LM, -1 morale, -1 tech until Autumn 1384.

3-4; Damaging Shortage. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. Already the armies are sustaining serious losses due to desertions, disease and starvation. -10% LM, -1 morale, -1 tech until Autumn 1384.

5-6; Poor Supply and Shortage. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. Men begin to fear for their lives and safety more from dearth than from the enemy. -1 morale, -1 tech until Autumn 1384.

7-8; Poor Supply. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. The lack of adequate fodder is beginning to sap the strength of the armies. -1 morale until Autumn 1384.

9-10; Poor Supply, yet managing. By some miracle the situation is kept from critical levels, however its clear that something has to change, and change soon or the situation will only worsen. no effect.

Result: 2; 1-2; Crippling Shortage. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. Already the armies are sustaining grievous losses due to desertions, disease and starvation. -20% LM, -1 morale, -1 tech until Autumn 1384.

Teutonic Order: -2 LM (mercenary), -1 morale, -1 tech until Autumn 1384.
Livonian Order: -1 LM (mercenary), -1 morale, -1 tech until Autumn 1384.
 

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Battle Results, Summer 1384


Siege of Moskva


v


"The Lithuanians continue their siege of Moskva, though make little progress against the large and resilient garrison…"


Moskva Garrison fields 8 LM @ 7/9

V

Lithuania fields 4 LM @ 7/13
Lithuanian Mercenaries field 2 LM @ 8/11

Results: Roll: 6 - 1 (tech/morale modifier) - 8 (garrison size) + 1 (duration) = -2 : No effect.

Conclusion: The garrison in Moskva holds firm.



Assault of Samogitia

V


"While the Teutons draw back to maintain the siege, the Livonians are sent on a brutal offensive against the walls and fortresses of Samogitia…"


Lithuania fields 2 LM @ 12/12

V

Livonian Order fields 4 LM @ 8/10
Livonian Mercenaries field 1 LM @ 8/10

Lithuania rolls 3 (for 8) for tech and a combined 12 for morale.
Livonian Order rolls 3 (for 10) for tech and a combined 15 for morale.

Conclusion: The assault devolves into a bloody slugging match and though heavily outnumbered the Lithuanians manage to repulse their attackers however have taken dear losses in the process.

Livonian Order: -1 LM, -1 morale until end of Autumn 1384.
Lithuania: -1 Garrison, +1 morale until end of Summer 1385.


Siege of Samogitia

V


"Following their defeat at the hands of the Lithuanian garrison, the Livonians settle in with their allies to continue the siege of province…"


Lithuania Garrison fields 1 LM @ 7/13

V

Teutonic Order fields 3 LM @ 10/10
Teutonic Mercenaries field 6 LM @ 8/9
Livonian Order fields 4 LM @ 8/9
Livonian Mercenaries field 1 LM @ 8/9

Results: 3 - 1 (tech/morale modifier) - 1 (garrison size) + 1 (duration) = 2 : -1 Garrison, Garrison surrenders.

Conclusion: Exhausted and depleted by their battle with the Livonians, the Lithuanian defenders of Samogitia are unable to continue the siege and are forced to capitulate.

Teutonic Order: +1 morale until Winter 1385, occupies Samogitia.
Livonian Order: +1 morale until Winter 1385
Lithuania: -1 morale until Winter 1385, loses control of Samogitia.



Starvation and Desertion in Samogitia



"With such a huge body of men in relatively meager surroundings, the food supplies, notoriously inadequate in any campaign are stretched to the breaking point. With the food supplies is also the loyalty and cohesiveness of the army. Though the situation ultimately has improved little, the commanders hope the capture of the province and its stores shall ease their burden. (Event note: +1 circumstance bonus on roll)


Stressed Loyalties and Empty Bellies. Still relatively close to home, some pray that more foodstuffs will arrive, others brutally set themselves upon the locals, and others decide starving to death is more than enough excuse to cast aside a meaningless call of duty.

1-2; Crippling Shortage. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. Already the armies are sustaining grievous losses due to desertions, disease and starvation. -20% LM, -1 morale, -1 tech until Autumn 1384.

3-4; Damaging Shortage. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. Already the armies are sustaining serious losses due to desertions, disease and starvation. -10% LM, -1 morale, -1 tech until Autumn 1384.

5-6; Poor Supply and Shortage. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. Men begin to fear for their lives and safety more from dearth than from the enemy. -1 morale, -1 tech until Autumn 1384.

7-8; Poor Supply. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. The lack of adequate fodder is beginning to sap the strength of the armies. -1 morale until Autumn 1384.

9-10; Poor Supply, yet managing. By some miracle the situation is kept from critical levels, however its clear that something has to change, and change soon or the situation will only worsen. no effect.

Result: 2 (1+1); 1-2; Crippling Shortage. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. Already the armies are sustaining grievous losses due to desertions, disease and starvation. -20% LM, -1 morale, -1 tech until Winter 1385.

Teutonic Order: -2 LM (mercenary), -1 morale, -1 tech until Winter 1385.
Livonian Order: -1 LM (mercenary), -1 morale, -1 tech until Winter 1385.



Rumours of Unrest



"Though action has not yet been taken to throw Naples into turmoil there is much speculation as to the acts of the rulers. The air feels so thick one could almost cut it at times and rumours abound that there are those who are far from content, even worse with a mind to act…"


Conclusion: Cautionary effect only.
 

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Battle Results, Autumn 1384


Siege of Moskva


v


"The Lithuanians continue their siege of Moskva, though make little progress against the large and resilient garrison…"


Moskva Garrison fields 8 LM @ 7/9

V

Lithuania fields 4 LM @ 7/13
Lithuanian Mercenaries field 2 LM @ 8/11


Results: Roll: 1 - 1 (tech/morale modifier) - 8 (garrison size) + 2 (duration) = -6 : No effect.

Conclusion: The garrison in Moskva holds firm.[/size][/font]


Starvation and Desertion in Samogitia



"With such a huge body of men in relatively meager surroundings, the food supplies, notoriously inadequate in any campaign are stretched to the breaking point. With the food supplies is also the loyalty and cohesiveness of the army. The autumn harvest, most of it eaten before coming to fruition is depended on much too heavily, though those at the top hope it may be enough to stave off disaster.


Stressed Loyalties and Empty Bellies. Still relatively close to home, some pray that more foodstuffs will arrive, others brutally set themselves upon the locals, and others decide starving to death is more than enough excuse to cast aside a meaningless call of duty.

1-2; Crippling Shortage. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. Already the armies are sustaining grievous losses due to desertions, disease and starvation. -20% LM, -1 morale, -1 tech until Spring 1384.

3-4; Damaging Shortage. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. Already the armies are sustaining serious losses due to desertions, disease and starvation. -10% LM, -1 morale, -1 tech until Spring 1384.

5-6; Poor Supply and Shortage. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. Men begin to fear for their lives and safety more from dearth than from the enemy. -1 morale, -1 tech until Spring 1384.

7-8; Poor Supply. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. The lack of adequate fodder is beginning to sap the strength of the armies. -1 morale until Spring 1384.

9-10; Poor Supply, yet managing. By some miracle the situation is kept from critical levels, however its clear that something has to change, and change soon or the situation will only worsen. no effect.

Result: 6 ; 5-6; Poor Supply and Shortage. Unless an answer is found soon or the forces reduced the disaster will only worsen. Men begin to fear for their lives and safety more from dearth than from the enemy. -1 morale, -1 tech until Spring 1384.

Teutonic Order: -1 morale, -1 tech until Winter 1385.
Livonian Order: -1 morale, -1 tech until Winter 1385.
 

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Battle Results, Winter 1385


Siege of Moskva


v


"The Lithuanians continue their siege of Moskva, though make little progress against the large and resilient garrison…"


Moskva Garrison fields 8 LM @ 7/9

V

Lithuania fields 4 LM @ 7/13
Lithuanian Mercenaries field 2 LM @ 8/11


Results: Roll: 6 - 1 (tech/morale modifier) - 8 (garrison size) + 3 (duration) = 0 : -1 Moskva Garrison.

Conclusion: The garrison in Moskva holds firm, though the persistent Lithuanians are beginning to wear on their defenses..


The Russian Winter Descends Upon Moskva



"Their siege drawing on with little hope it seems of victory, the Lithuanian army has been ordered to hold despite the advancing winter. Soon the full horror of the environment is upon them and the thaw seems even further away than victory, the attainment of which most have long since forgotten - heat along with it."


Trying to Survive. So far from the moderating effects of the sea, the interior of the Russian land is one of extremes. It is the extreme cold that now descends upon the invader. The Lithuanians at first under orders due their best to shelter and yet keep Moskva under effective siege, though nothing shall challenge loyalty as dearth and the oncoming threat of a seemingly inevitable and terrible death…

1-2; Anarchy! Deprived of any hope of surviving and with an utter feeling of betrayal the army imprisons or kills whatever loyal commanders remain (Player's choice) and will march on their former lords upon the next season. -75% LM, -2 morale until Winter 1386, remaining LM in Moskva turn Rebel.

3-4; Desperate Plight. Deprived of any hope of surviving and with an utter feeling of betrayal the army imprisons or kills whatever loyal commanders remain (Player's choice) and may march on their former lords upon the next season. -75% LM, -2 morale, until Winter 1386, remaining LM in Mosvka turn Rebel (50% chance of disbanding following turn).

5-6; Naught but Death and Frost. When the winter has finished, few will remain to tell the nightmarish story of endless death and frost. -75% LM, -1 morale until Winter 1386.

7-8; Lady Winter Takes Her Toll. When the winter has finished, few will remain to tell the nightmarish story of endless death and frost and Lady Winter shall have reaped enough men to satisfy her till next.-50% LM, -1 morale until Winter 1386.

9-10; Weathering the Impossible. By some miracle the situation is kept from critical levels, though the suffering is still great. -25% LM, -1 morale until Winter 1386.

Result: 1 ; 5-6; 1-2; Anarchy! Deprived of any hope of surviving and with an utter feeling of betrayal the army imprisons or kills whatever loyal commanders remain (Player's choice) and will march on their former lords upon the next season. -75% LM, -2 morale until Winter 1386, remaining LM in Moskva turn Rebel.

Lithuania: -5LM (2 Mercenary), -2 morale until Winter 1386, 1 LM in Moskva become Rebel Scum.
 

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Battle Results, Spring 1385



Though wars are still claimed, no countries engaged seem willing to push their armies forth.
 
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