Finished: 06 PM Thu 11 May 17 UTC
Private Friendly Fire-4
2 days /phase
Pot: 50 D - Spring, 7, Finished
The Ancient Mediterranean, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
27 Mar 17 UTC Spring, 1: Bow before Cyrus the Great,

Ruler of Men,

Sower of Seed,

Father to 10,000 Sons,

Scourge of Walls,

Tamer of Wind and Waves,

Ruler of All Who Draw Breath,

Including the Greeks, Romans,Carthaginians, and Egyptians.
27 Mar 17 UTC Spring, 1: That being said, who wants to team up?

I'm accepting applications from Pompey the Great, Leonidas of Lacedaemon, Hannibal Barca, and Ptolemy, Boot Shiner of Alexander and Footnote in a crowded Egyptian history of which very few have a decent grasp, myself included.
28 Mar 17 UTC Spring, 1: And so the games begin
28 Mar 17 UTC Spring, 1: Here, in the Ancient Mediterranean, our great nations gather. We start as fledgling societies with lofty aspirations. Can we live up to the legacy of our forebears? Will we one day be sung of as heroes? Or as fools? Will history remember us as peacemakers? Or as warmongers? Will our people know prosperity? Or slavery?

They say history is written by the victor. Which one of us will be the author?
29 Mar 17 UTC Spring, 1: Late to the map, but loving the intros.

Prepare to witness as Carthage ascends to to its former glory.
17 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 4: Welp that sucks. Y'all about to witness the greatest comeback in history
17 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 4: Big shout out to JOB for waiting to tell me until immediately after the moves processed haha
18 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 4: hahah not true...the moves processes last night - I waited way longer than immediately
19 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 4: sorry Popp...that was a big move
02 May 17 UTC Autumn, 6: Ok so only three people left. Who wants to call a draw?
03 May 17 UTC Autumn, 6: If you all do draw, I'm in for the next one. Hopefully with a better strategy this time.
03 May 17 UTC Autumn, 6: I really don't like this map that much. I would like to get two more people and do the larger map
04 May 17 UTC Autumn, 6: wow best turn of the game so far....lots to digest there
09 May 17 UTC All I have to do is wait you out until Machu Piccu Johnny boy
09 May 17 UTC Perhaps this then for retreats takes the full two days...
09 May 17 UTC *turn
09 May 17 UTC hahah actually that is genius, I go on a five day trek and I will definitely not be able to make moves.
09 May 17 UTC I casted my draw vote
09 May 17 UTC curses Gerrit, curses
10 May 17 UTC Hahahaha I escaped certain death!
10 May 17 UTC "Gentleman, you'll remember this day as the day you almost caught Captain Jack Sparro--ooooooohhhhhhhh"

*falls off castle parapet, careening down an impromptu accidental zip line hanging by a single foot tangled in a coil of rope. Plunging into the water, legs lashed together now by the hazardous twine, I sink further into the icy depths of the Aegean Sea in early spring. Suddenly, I feel the cable go taught, and I begin a stilted journey upwards, propelled through the water by a series of strong tugs on the very rope that had an instant before bound both my legs and my fate. Breaking through the surface in a triumphant (some might say graceless) cascade of white water, I find myself suspended from the bow of a familiar schooner, the strong arms of Billy Bones firmly securing my veritable lifeline to a notch in the rail. Dangling like a diver perpetually stuck in mid plunge, I wait until my twisting form brings me round to face the now distant tier of the battlement. John's face is there, his Irish cheeks inflamed with such a red that he seemed likely to grow a tomato stem. Although too far for the sound to reach, his mouth is open in a smile, his trademark laugh filling my head although there is no chance I hear it over the waves. Beside him, placid Romano, the Peacekeeper. Ever calm but for his eyes, which even from this distance shine out with the same glint you might see reflected off a honed blade. His knuckles are bone white against the hilt of his bastard sword, the famous Honor's Revenge, the hand and a half blade that has lopped off more than just the hands of those who he felt had broken their honor on a contract or alliance. It is clear from the rope's end dancing in the wind against the wall's edge a few feet below him that he had been the one who'd literally cut my spontaneous joy ride short. Turning still, his glowering visage is lost from view, and I am instead greeted with the welcome sight of my hat bobbing upon the swell below. Straining with an effort uncommonly given in matters that don't regard the departing skirts of flirtatious tavern maid, I strain my hands downward until I think my ribs might crack from strain. As it passes just beneath my outstretched hands, I loop a single finger beneath the brim and flip the sodden treasure into the crook of my elbow. Donning my signature chapeau, I spin once again to face my befuddled captors *

"A sparrow to remember me by!"

*I scream, knowing the sound will never reach them. But the bird I am proudly showing off carries the sufficient sentiment *

"Until next time!"

*And then softly, so that only the gulls overhead might hear my somber promise*

"And oh, what a next time it shall be"
11 May 17 UTC hahah that was great once again. When are you going to write a book? I'm thinking historical fiction with an obvious path being the classics

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Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 17 D
13 supply-centers, 13 units
johnobrn30 (102 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 17 D
12 supply-centers, 12 units
mromano2 (107 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 17 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
jasonrpopp (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
kurzejka (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
kurzejka (100 D)Greece (Spring, 5) with 3 centres.
jasonrpopp (100 D)Carthage (Autumn, 4) with 1 centres.
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