LOTE 28 - Opening...
- The Mameluke Sultanate (#2 MSI, #4 ESI) is currently without a player and
needs a strong hand to guide her. Poised in Egypt, the Sultanate is a hair
away from completing the Suez Canal to allow the world unfettered access
to India and the Orient. Blessed with a powerful Persian ally, She watches
with glee as the Christians rend yet another Schism out of the fabric of
Catholicism while her own Sunni Caliphate continues to expand.
Due to the prime real-estate this position represents, there will be a
lottery held for the spot on Tuesday, September 6th. I urge any interested
parties to send their names to me at: holyman@...
LOTE 28 - The Age of Discovery
- Lote: Deus Vult! Currently has seven remaining openings after the
completion of the initial lottery last evening. Deus Vult! is a Free-Start
game, and players are allowed to choose five customization bonuses to
augment their positions as they see fit.
Rank : Name : MSI : ESI
12 : Kingdom of Croatia : 41.6 : 17
Croatia is poised on the Mediterranean, between the great Byzantine Empire
and the Catholics of Europe. Land trade with the Romans and sea access to
the Mediterranean make this position a strong trading one. With their
proximity to the Holy Land, they are in a prime spot to support the
gathering Crusades if they so choose.
17 : Duchy of Bavaria : 39.6 : 30
30 : Duchy of Swabia : 36.6 : 22
Two Duchies in the heart of the Holy Roman Empire. Both positions enjoy a
strong centralized location in Europe, with plenty of neighbors to strike
alliances with or take advantage of.
31 : Duchy of Normandy : 36.6 : 15
The third wheel in the classic English-French dichotomy, Normandy is ready
to ally with either kingdom, or to strike out and make a glory of her
own, perhaps looking to the pagans of Ireland to expand into.
33 : Kingdom of Hungary : 35.6 : 33
Much like Croatia, Hungary is close to the action between the Byzantines
and Muslim nations. Without direct access to the Mediterranean, trade
prospects are more limited than Croatia, but the regions are also more
defensible. Pagans to the North make easy targets for possible expansion.
35 : Kingdom of Sweden : 32.6 : 31
Far away from the direct grounds of the Crusader conflict, Sweden
nevertheless plays an important role in the Popular Crusade of Walter the
Penniless. At home, much virgin and pagan territory exists to expand into,
while trade partners abound in the rich Baltic Seas.
38 : The Popular Crusade : 26.6 : 37
The man who started it all, Walter The Penniless, leads a group of poor
and unlanded Knights in search of the Holy Land. As a Secret Order, the
Popular Crusade is dedicated to the destruction of Muslim enemies. They
concentrate their Order in the Scandinavian North, preaching their cause
to those who will listen.
Interested parties should paypal a $5.00 payment to deusvultgm@... -
include your nation pick along with your payment. Positions will be filled
on a fist-pay basis.
- Deus Vult! has two active positions Open for Play:
Rank : Position : MSI : ESI
25 : Duchy of Bavaria : 50.0 : 29
28 : Duchy of Lorraine : 48.8 : 36
Both positions in the Holy Roman Empire, Bavaria has been steadily
expanding and building the whole game thus far. Lorraine has angered a few
neighbors with Her aggressive militaristic style, but so far has yet to
lose a battle on home turf, and just rebuffed a large enemy army.
In addition to the above, we have four players on the waiting list for
Persia/Central Asia. We just need one more to open that section up for
play. These positions will start off using the Free Start Rules.
Info on the Central Asian/Persian positions:
Free Start Rules:
Inquiries should be sent to: deusvultgm@...
- Duchy of Normandy: MSI #8, ESI #22
It's my island! Normandy currently controls all of Ireland, the strategic
tip of England, and territories in France. Despite a minor tax issue as
the currencies of Ireland and France work themselves out, Normandy has a
lot of potential for building up.
Duchy of Thuringia: MSI #37, ESI #26
The Evil Man of Germany. Duke Heinrich has recently seized power,
murdering the previous royal family except for the current bride of the
Holy Roman Emperor. Nestled among the other Holy Imperial States, Heinrich
must decide whether to stretch his borders at their expense (Perhaps
angling for Emperor himself), or funnel his strength through the
Crusades as ordered by the Pope.
Contact: deusvultgm@... if interested. Positions are first come,
- Startup Positions:
I'm currently looking for three more players to fill the West African
positions of the game. This area is somewhat isolated from the main action
in Europe and the Middle East and makes a perfect place for new players to
get a taste of the campaign.
Existing players get first crack at any other positions that open up,
giving them a chance to swim in the deep end should opportunity and desire
These nations are start-up positions, which means players may customize
these starts to play to their interests.
Also available are these existing positions:
Duchy of Normandy
MSI: 66.3 (19) ESI: 17
The Christianization of Ireland has progressed far, with some of the
island regions seeing the plow of cultivation.
County of Flanders
MSI: 61.9 (25) ESI: 8
A trade nation poised on the English Channel.
MSI: 45.0 (38) ESI: 42
A Mideastern sect dedicated to the overthrow of Constantinople.
- Deus Vult is now opening up a new section of the world - West and South
Africa. Ten new positions will be available for lottery and the free start
rules. Customize your barbarian nation and strive to become dominant power
of the primal jungles. Cultivate your natural pagan roots, or convert to
Islam or Christianity, make alliances and join the struggles of Jihad or
Top 10 Lottery Choices are due on Friday, May 9th. New Maps and and an
MSI section are posted to the main site.
- Great game, some unique rules which make it interesting!
Other than Islam and Christianity join the Casilda reformation and see
how it would have been had Martin Luther been born a female a few
hundred years early.
Marry off your amazonian princesses and influence the world!
Good stuff, join if you dare.
JJ - Leon - http://www.dwave.net/~jnmj/DV/
--- In LOTE-L@yahoogroups.com, Matt Holy <holyman@...> wrote:
> Deus Vult is now opening up a new section of the world - West and South
> Africa. Ten new positions will be available for lottery and the free
> rules. Customize your barbarian nation and strive to become dominant
> of the primal jungles. Cultivate your natural pagan roots, or
> Islam or Christianity, make alliances and join the struggles of
> Top 10 Lottery Choices are due on Friday, May 9th. New Maps and
> MSI section are posted to the main site.