- Mar 31, 2008
Very impressive gains. I do think it very fitting that during all of the fighting and destruction, your ruler remains true to his reputation and finds time to 'fraternise' with one of the maids.
Log of merchant ship 'Sachet' - Sometime in 1435 said:Day 1: In the morning, we set course from Trivandrum to Goa. Weather is fair, with wind blowing (landward). A patrol ship (coastal - smaller than a sloop) will escort us into open waters for all the difference their presence makes. (The naval day ends at noon.)
Day 2: Afternoon: Wind now from the southeast - we will make good time. Encountered two ships tacking towards us. We mutually evaded each other. Once sure of each others intent the rear ship flew a (banner) warning us of pirates ahead. (Though Indian vessels at this time did not possess semaphore or anything like it, they were capable of communicating rudimentary concepts.) Evening: Lookout reports a ship to seaward. I will reverse course for tonight and so evade them.
Dawn: Enemy ship guessed my intent and also changed course. They are now one mile to seaward behind me and closing. The wind has shifted again giving him the advantage ... triangular sails, sleek vessel. Probably Arab or Persian. Morning: They have ordered our surrender. We sighted two other ships apparently from Trivandrum heading towards us. They sensibly ran from our chase. One is fleeing directly for the city, hopefully to ask them to send help. Lookout reports Quilon (Kollam) three miles ahead. If we can hold on for another twenty minutes they will surely send help ... No help from Quilon. Their patrol ship is away. We must... (surrender?)
(Special Foreign Envoy: Another BB warning - currently at 10.83/19. Not sure why it spiked.)Perundevi said:My Lord, I have spoken with a number of men and women through your land. As you know, your greatness has scared many who see themselves as great. They would rise up against you and only wait for your distraction. If you start this war, no matter how justified you may be, they will see this as their chance. Patience, my lord. Come to bed, knowing that events to ensure your revenge are already in motion.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) said:"Cruelty is a tyrant that's always attended by fear."
Vijaya I said:I know what you see when you look at him. I know what others see. I see something different.
You say he is a fool. I say he has the fire and intensity of his fathers. I have seen it in his eyes. You say he is unfit to rule. I say his blood makes him fit. More importantly, the gods knew when placing his atman (soul) that he would be required to lead. They believe he is fit to rule. That is all the counsel I need or desire.
I do not know why he does not see the world or feel as we do. Perhaps it is his karma. Perhaps it is *my* karma. I do know this: He has been given any number of gifts that will help him succeed. Whatever the gods have forgotten or withheld, I will provide.
Harihara Mayekar said:I would sooner try to teach a rock. Half the time he sits there like a wall, and the other half he flits about like a damned butterfly. You would get better results commanding the river to flow upstream.
Vijayanagara Empire said:Population: 2,451,000
Largest City: Madras (68,700)
Religion: Hindu (91%), Sunni (7%), Shiite (1%) Other (1%)
Culture: Tamil (50%), Telugu (24%), Kannada (15%), Other (11%)
Tech: Gov 4, Pro 4, Trd 3, Lnd 4, Nvy 4
Prestige 40, MP 23,786, Gold 68, Stab 3, Infamy 7.7, Inflation 12.0, Legitimacy 30
Army: 23 Footsoldier, 7 Horse Archer
Navy: 3 Carracks, 1 Cog