- Mar 31, 2008
First Virkupashka and now Mallikarjuna passing away so quickly; what are you doing to your poor rulers?! Great stuff as ever, things seems very delicately poised at present.
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Vijaya Chatterji said:Friends... I will not lie to you and pretend the days ahead will be easy. The Muslims are strong on in battle and led by a man who commanded armies before many of you were born. We are in danger and it will require every bit of strength and concentration for us to endure the days ahead.
I promise you this, however. Whatever trials the gods ask of you, I will be there as well. I will not return to Vijayanagara until you can go as well. We will match their steel with ours and their one god against our many. This is now a battle to keep them away from our homeland and that which we hold dear. In that we can not waver nor yield. We will persevere, and we will triumph.
Devaraya I said:It is through your interference that my brother is dead. Return to your family and trouble mine no more.
Vijaya Chatterji said:Sir, I did not preserve your armies just to see them thrown away due to public outrage.
First, the men are still tired and weary. (High war exhaustion) It will take time for the army to be ready to fight again, and take longer for them to want to fight for any reason other than self defense. Further, before we fought the Shah while distracted on two fronts. Now he, also, has no enemies and he, also, has been rebuilding. It would be a long, costly war. I will do what you say, of course, but I must urge you to stay your hand.
Devaraya said:Of the four varnas (castes), the lowest is made up of those who provide services. Their obligations to those above them are set out in holy text. By rising up against their betters they repudiate their own dharma (duty) and provoke divine retribution.
We cannot have this element eating away at the values of our people. They will return to their duty. Or they will die.
Ekram said:...for surely, Master, we remain ever loyal to the Rajah. Our concern and discontent with your representative only means that we would wish for only the greatest men in the Empire to serve and represent you.... Sometimes, only through breaking a law and risking your anger, can we show our appreciation and respect for the Rajah's justice.
(Border Friction: Travanacore gets CB)Kothia Aditya said:Do you believe the weakling in Vijayanagara can protect you when, not if, war comes again?
Devaraya I said:It is to be hoped, cousin, that some time away will introduce you to the virtues of self reliance and restraint. Perhaps by fighting the Gonds you will learn something about being a king and not embarassing your name.
Vijayanagara Empire said:Population: 1,937,000
Largest City: Madras (64,900)
Religion: Hindu (91%), Sunni (9%), Other (1%)
Culture: Tamil (60%), Telugu (29%), Kannada (8%), Other (3%)
Tech: Gov 3, Pro 3, Trd 3, Lnd 3, Nvy 3
Prestige 4, MP 8,920, Gold 49, Stab 2, Infamy 1.8, Inflation 6.4, Legitimacy 100
Army: 23 Footsoldier, 2 Horse Archer
Navy: 3 Carracks, 2 Pinnaces, 5 Cogs