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Vivalas

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Re: Commander Arms Race: Core Thread (Preliminary Turns)
« Reply #15 on: January 18, 2020, 10:03:06 pm »

I'll join Estroa. Steam power ftw
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Re: Commander Arms Race: Core Thread (Preliminary Turns)
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2020, 10:30:00 pm »

Renaissance Era Conflict and World Developments

In the renaissance era, there were few conflicts between Askia and Etroa as compared to the previous ages - but that did not mean that it would be an era of peace. Askia was rent by a vicious civil war starting in itís borderlands; the Ruularan Revolt, as it was known as it was going on, was made successful by the cavalry of the state from which the revolt takes itís name. The Rulaaran cavalry wielded both pistols, and magnetized javelins that were attracted to the iron armor of their foes; a spearhead to break the royalist lines. The revolt led to the overthrow of the ruling dynasty and the installation of a new government, where the leader was decided from among the intellectual griot class. Before the revolt, the kingdom of Askia had worked on a new class of ships, large boats covered bow to stern in magnetoglass cannons - powderless weapons using the properties of magnetoglass to accelerate their ammunition as fast as it was loaded. While fast firing compared to contemporaries, the cannons did have issue with maintaining the speed and magnetic charge, and with lacking the explosive component of powder shells. In later years, the concept of the cannon was applied to infantry firearms during a failed counter-revolution, and magnetoglass was used to make a special pendulum clock that would be accurate even on the seas.

Etroa, meanwhile, was embroiled in itís own wars and produced itís own innovations to match them. The Sunic Lead cartridge was created in this time for use in Etroan muskets, creating shots that would catch fire in the air and set their targets ablaze as they expended their energy on contact, turning an Etroan gunline into a terrifying force to face compared to mundane nations. This would prove useful as the small nation of Eld, to Etroaís West, petitioned to become a protected state rather than be conquered by a neighbor. In exchange for the military assistance of Etroa, they gave them the unique resource that attracted so many enemies: skytears, a strange black stone that changed itís density in response to heat. After the war was won, Etroa used the skytears to build great galleons; absolutely huge, and with skytear-reinforced beams connected with sunseeds; when the galleon took on water, the sunseeds grew hot, causing the skytears to lose density and weight. It was nearly impossible to actually sink such a ship; most would limp back to port, and even those that became unable to function remained on the surface as floating shipwrecks, easy to salvage by following expeditions. Later on, they used horses provided by their new allies to create Colonial and Protectorate forces, or dragoons, using combination blunderbuss-pistols filled with tiny sunic lead balls, and they also upsized sunic lead into cannon balls.

It wasnít long before new war broke out between the two; the new technology and the time since the last war not cooling tensions but instead making the soldiers on each side eager for another shot at each other.
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