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PostSubject: Development of Mandira   Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:56 am

Expansion 1: Forge of Mandira

Sikke remains at the Outpost while Settozai handles affairs at the Grand Treasury House of Mandira, or the GTHM, and things have been moving along nicely under his supervision. The people are eating without a problem and with the military forces out in the field on training campaigns, housing hasn't been as much as of an issue as before. Still, we need to build up housing, but before we can progress there, we need to build up the commercial and military sectors. The temporary housing facilities are able to withstand the elements and the Taja Hospital has been keeping everyone healthy and productive. Dainos' shipments of ambrosia and herbal supplies has been supporting the effort as well. Settozai and the other members of the Advisor Council have been working diligently to train and prepare Adrian to take over as Sovereign of Mandira. He has been fighting the idea since he enjoys being Guardian of the Island and working in the smith shop. I cannot blame him in some respects. He has never had to rule by himself and he often looks to me to guide him on matters of state.

I have been in constant meditation to help in accelerating the Restoration of Taja, the capital of Mandira. There is a knock at my chamber door. Thoughts flow to me and the door opens. My telepathic voice is heard, "Yes, Serani?" The female princess from the Wattu tribe kneels before my position and bows her head, "Forgive me for disturbing you, my Master, but I bring news." My eyes open to look at the young female. "What news?" She tells me that the first phase of the Forge of Taja is now complete. I smile and nod to her inquiring as to when Adrian will be arriving in the Capital from the Outpost. She tells me that he is accompanying a convoy bringing scrolls, tomes, and relics for the Great Library. I ask when the second phase will be done and she tells me that they expect the second phase done in a day or so. I nod to her and fall silent in thought for a while. "Serani, who do you feel would be best suited to rule Mandira?" She thinks for a moment and speaks openly, "While I know that Lord Adrian is your adopted brother, he does not wish to rule. He is far more content being a Guardian of the People and while I know that a ruler is the guardian of their people as you have been, he does not see it that way. He enjoys fighting and making weapons and armor. That is where his passion lies. Kali is too often away on business. Kiera's focus is on the Hospital and she does not seem to have the stomach for battle. To be honest, no one really has the desire to see you replaced as Sovereign, Master. You give us the guidance and inspiration that we need to become stronger and better. It has long baffled me as to why you have been so adamant about wanting to be replaced." I simply smile at her and decide, "And why would you not be a good Sovereign for Mandira? You have taken over as Leader of my Myztix and that is where the spiritual power lies. In the future, the world is not ruled by kami or oni, we influence matters, yes, but we are not the open rulers. Also, the time will come when I will need to be absent from this realm to handle matters elsewhere and I need to be sure that Mandira is taken care of. When I am absent from my throne, you will assume command of my affairs of state and make sure that our territory continues to function properly. Adrian will remain its Guardian and therefore in command of the military. You will oversee the Sanctuary. (The Great Temple of Mandira located here in Taja where Mukhya resides) That is my will. Relay it to the Council." Serani looks at me and asks, "Do I not have a say in this matter?" I shake my head and tell her that I already know of her doubts and reservations, but I also know of her talent and her love for the people. "You will be the Warden Premier of Mandira under Adrian as Guardian Premier. You are of equal rank with one another, but if I say that you are subordinate to him, then hopefully that will ease your worries."

Serani nods respectfully knowing it is pointless to challenge me on the matter and thanks me for my confidence in her. "As for the rest of my report, Settozai has collected the usual sum of funds from the Cornucopia totaling 2500 Shinny and the tributes have arrived on schedule totaling 3500 Shinny. So our funds are in a very stable place. The Cornucopia have also reported new recruiting efforts have begun so they are expecting to see an increase to their member base soon enough. The mining report from the Outpost reports that they will be preparing a shipment of stone to Tara Mura for our normal wood trade to continue building the housing facilities. The farmers are preparing for the coming harvest, but the sea farmers have recovered a bountiful supply of food. We have enough to feed everyone plus sell plenty to our surrounding neighbors to help those who have not been able to produce ample food supplies. Are there any further orders that you would like to have relayed?" I shake my head at first but stop and tell her that I want both her and Adrian to select the elite of our military and have Dainos select those who are the most spiritually aware. I am doing away with the Khuna Apsara to make a stronger united special force. They will consist of both men and women and they will be known as the Devi Hatha Order, my divine hands. The Order will be split in two: the Rakṣaka and the Hatyārā. The Protectors and the Slayers. I will teach them to access their latent powers and for those who do not possess such powers, they will be trained to excel in more physical or medicinal aspects." Serani grins at me and nods with excitement of this "announcement" and asks how I will relay this information to the Khuna Apsara. I tell her that I want her to have them all recalled to me together. She nods and leaves to carry out my orders.

Sitting here, I find that in talking to her, I have remembered one of the aspects of this role that I have not been able to enjoy for some time now that the Unification Campaign is over and that is strategic planning. In empowering Serani to oversee the administrative duties of being ruler, I will be able to get back to expanding Mandira's territory and fortifying her borders. That is the true purpose for acquiring the stone from the Outpost but for now, the populace is enjoying the peace, so I will leave them to it while the military prepares for the next excursion. This one will place a foothold in the mainland. Primarily for trade and such reasons, especially with the development plans at Josa coming soon after I finish the Restoration here in Taja. This capital and my home will return to its former opulence and beauty. The underlying reason for the expansion is to ensure that should the mainland wish to challenge me again, they will never reach Mandira. Ayhkum will be stationed there on the mainland or up at the Outpost to oversee things there. I haven't quite decided yet. For the time being, I am pleased that things are progressing as needed.

I rise from my meditation position and shimmer to the war room where my maps are located. Moving scrolls out of the way, I look at the small villages in the area that I am planning to acquire and figure that they will not pose much of a threat or opposition. I may very well send emissaries to the villages to deliver terms for them to remain in place as it is much easier to rule over already established and existing villages than to destroy them and have to rebuild. I should probably spend some time with Kiera learning how to improve my light magic powers so that I can speed up the restoration of Taja. I can see exactly how it supposed to be and if I could only channel that energy to build back what was once here. I circle several key locations in that sector where I would need to develop roads and patrols to ensure that commerce within that region would flourish. Nodding at the strategic positioning, I decide against putting the military stronghold in the center of the sector as would be customary and instead choose to put it on the coast where the port would be located. If that city is to be the primary access point to Mandira, then that is where I would need to maintain the strongest amount of control. Nodding, I begin to draft up instructions for my emissaries for each village based on the most recent reports that I have seen on each location. I summon a messenger to bring the Guild Master of the Diplomatic Guild to meet with me in private.

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Strategist 6-10 = +3000 Shinny to Mandira Funds
Purchased 100 Carpenters for 13,525 Shinny
= 500 Carpenters

Production Totals
+1200 Food
+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants
+3500 Shinny from Tribute Revenue (Lord)
+100 Stone at Outpost

Forge of Taja Phase 1 Complete (2 Medium Housing Facilities)
-300 Wood
Forge of Taja Phase 2 Underway (100/600)
Medium House 14 @ 40/200

Resource Totals
Wood = 350
Stone = 250


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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:59 pm

Serani had taken a quick liking and passion to her new role as Warden. The improvements came instantly as well as she sent the Guild Leaders of the Cornucopia to the Outpost to train the miners to sell the gemstones that they have been mining from the caves at higher values since they are in fact worth more than raw quarry stone. She has also began working with the farming community to optimize the use of the clearings designated for agricultural usage. While she is focused on that, the Artisan Guild takes me on the tour thru the rather massive Forge of Taja. There is ample space for Adrian and his smiths to work and housing quarters for all of them to sleep. I smile at the sight and tell them that it is absolutely magnificent and that Adrian will be enthralled with his new work space. It has a laboratory as well for him to work from in order to attract and harness the spiritual energy of this realm to infuse the weapons. The mysticism of this realm aids him quite a bit and I see no exception to that in the future.

Settozai comes to visit me to report on the new personnel developments up at the Outpost. "Master, are you aware that the Outpost is no longer a traditional mining camp since your new Warden has repurposed your miners to be gem merchants. I simply smile and continue the tour as he tells me in great detail the training she has made them endure to become skilled in commerce. Including that they are still retrieving their own gems.

270 words

Production Totals
+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants
-5000 Shinny for 1000 Wood

Forge of Taja Phase 1 Complete (2 Medium Housing Facilities)
Forge of Taja Phase 2 Complete (3 Medium Housing Facilities)
-450 wood
Medium House 14 @ 40/200

Resource Totals
Wood = 900
Stone = 250
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Sat Dec 25, 2010 3:53 am

Expansion 2: Grand Treasury House of Mandira ~Flashback~

Breathing heavily, I come out of my meditation to find Kiera and Serani kneeling next to me with Serani wiping sweat from my brow and Kiera channeling energy into me. Serani asks why I am pushing myself so hard and Kiera responds, "That is who he truly is. While he will conceal it as best as possible, he truly cares for all of you. If he did not, we would have returned to our proper realm, but it is no longer so proper. This is our home, for Dainos and myself as well as for Mukhya. Even moreso now that he knows that he once lived here on this island. He is recovering and strengthening his powers and one of them as you have seen is the ability to restore this city's ruins to what it used to be from his former memories. The problem is that it puts quite a strain on his body. Dainos has made cocktails that allow him to recover stamina on a continuous basis, but the amount of time that he has to dedicate to restoring not only the land, but the buildings as well requires more than the cocktail can support. I bring you here so that should the strain ever be too much for me as well, you can wake him up."

Serani nods to Kiera, "Of course, my lady. You are a Yaksa like the Master and Lord Loki, aren't you? You sure don't act like a Yaksa, Lady Kiera." Kiera giggles and tells her that not all Higher Order Beings, or Yaksa, act the same. "It generally depends on the type. They are both warlord and guardian spirits who have commanded legions of our kind and as such, they are held to a higher esteem. I am a healer and empath. It was my powers of empathy that granted me his favor and undoubtedly saved me. It was my ability to heal and care for Mukhya that led Dainos to rescue me from Onitoshi, the Realm of Chaos, and bring me here. My ego is not as grand as theirs I suppose." She smiles and Serani nods to her and the young Naqual tells her that she thinks that Kiera is great just the way she is.

I open my eyes and speak, "Does that mean that you don't like the way I am, Serani?" The female human bows and tells me that that is not what she meant and would never insult me in such a manner. I chuckle and Kiera tells me that that was mean. Serani looks genuinely sad when I lift her head up telekinetically and tell her not to worry. She smiles at me and Kiera scolds me for pushing myself too hard. I tell her that I am pleased with the progress that was made. She raises an eyebrow to me and I teleport us outside. I use Kiera for support as I do not completely realize that I have completely exhausted myself to the point of physically harming myself to continue using energy. I create water in my hands and drink it. I exhale once I am done and smile as both women with me are in complete shock and awe. They are speechless as they look around the city at the vast restoration that had gone underway and right in front of us is the newly restored Grand Treasury of Mandira (GTM). There are also more housing facilities in the area. I summon the one would be the master of this grand building for him to look at it.

"Settozai!"

The Onisu appears next to me and in his typical fashion nods and inquires, "Couldn't it have had golden doors or at least jewel encrusted? Still, I suppose it will do until my list of requested upgrades are handled." I smirk and tell him that I am glad that he really likes it. He chuckles and asks if the original one was this large and grand and I nod to him. "I restored it from my memories of what the Grand Treasury looked like. That's what took so long because I basically had to walk thru the entire building for each floor and recreate it as I moved around. Your Treasury team will have to decorate it though if you want anything to look different." Settozai tells me that he has no care at all for that at the moment. I nod to him and he updates me on the reports from the trading circles. He tells me that we have just received a large shipment of wood from the mainland villages. "Also, they are willing to begin negotiations about swearing loyalty and fealty to Mandira. It seems the wood was a sort of good will tribute. To improve your economies there, I paid all of their merchants the standard price and told them to think of it as a symbol of your investment in their prosperity. They liked the generosity. The totals equal out to 2000 units of wood in exchange for 10,000 Shinny. We recovered over half of that though when the Cornucopia delivered their revenue chests with 5700 Shinny in them. Also, I now have the breakdown of how the Cornucopia is organized in terms of their specialties as well as the Farmers Guild." He explains it all to me as we begin the tour of the Grand Treasury.

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Production Totals
+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants
Grand Treasury of Mandira (5 Medium Housing Facilities)
- Restored (Repaired from the Ruins)
- 750 Wood
Medium House 14 @ 40/200

Purchased 2000 Wood for 10,000 Shinny

Resource Totals
Wood= 2150
Stone = 250
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:55 am

Expansion 3: The Artisan Guild House Project Pt 1


Deep within the meditative thoughts of my mind, I find myself still working to restore the residential sectors of the city. To be specific at this current moment in time, I am working to restore th massive Guild Estate of the Artisans. I figure while they are working diligently to rebuild other vital parts of the city, then I will dedicate myself to rebuilding their housing district since it is by far the largest. Thankfully, the merchants and military generally spend a good amount in the field or traveling and the sea farmers spend a lot of their time on boats, so I don't really have to worry about them as much. The Artisans tho, they are almost always in the city, so I had better get started on their quarters.

In the memory, I walk thru the old guild house and walking up to the gates, they are guarded by internal security sentries and roving patrols. While the capital is probably the safest place on the island, the show of security and force keeps the order in place, which is more important than hopeful thinking. After walking up to the gates, I allow myself to float up into the air. I move to the center of the grounds and scan the entire layout of the grounds of the estate. There are workshops on the eastern and western ends of the estate. In the northern center of the estate is a massive laboratory where scientists have always been housed and trained. I focus on these buildings first as restoring them will be of the utmost importance in terms of scientific developments for my people. As I look closer, I remember that this is but one of two Artisan Guild Estates in Taja. I will have to restore both of them at a roughly equal pace in order to give my Teksearchers the space they need to work on their research. I will have one estate team working on general research and development work while the other team with work on defensive siege weaponry that will become integral parts of Taja's defenses. Looking over the first estate, I smile as the laboratory and workshops are restored. I will need to restore at least one wing of the housing quarters.

While all of this is going on, Settozai receives the daily reports from the Cornucopia detailing the money being brought in from all of our commercial sectors. He is pleased to receive such bountiful numbers since the reorganization put forth by Serani and the recruiting initiative that produced further successes.

450 words

Production Totals
+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants

Artisan Guild Western Estate - Restored
- Laboratory (Med x3)
- East Workshop (Med x1)
- West Workshop (Med x1)
-750 Wood

Resource Totals
Wood = 1400
Stone = 250
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:55 am

Weekly Reports 2

"Serani, do you have the training reports from Adrian?"
"Yes, my lord. I got them this morning before breakfast."
I pause for a moment at the remark and ask, "Oh ok. Who made breakfast?"
"I did... I made breakfast for myself, my Lord."
"And my little brother just happened to enjoy some of that breakfast?"
She giggles and says, "I really have to learn to close my thoughts of to you, Master."
Shaking my head, I remark, "It was not your thoughts but your mannerisms today. You seem lighter on your feet and happy and at ease. That generally comes from ambrosia or sex. I went for the more entertaining of the two. It is fine so long as your personal life does not hinder your duties. Speaking of which... Settozai!"

The golden Onisu appears with reports in hand and gives them to Serani, "You summoned me, Mukhya?" I nod to him and tell him to report on the financial state of the island. "Of course. We are relatively wealthy, Master. The Cornucopia is bringing in just under 6000 Shinny a deposit and the merchant force is comprised of 105 Gemstone merchants, 100 merchants that sell ambrosia and other herbal products, 55 bard merchants that bring in revenue from partying and entertainment avenues, and the remaining 25 merchants fill in the gaps and primarily handle our imports. The agricultural reports are in as well. Were you aware that half of our food is from the sea? Literally at that. It's a good balance we have there as well. This week's shipment is normal with 1200 units of food being delivered. We have reached a surplus status to where we will most likely trade food for wood to our neighbors who haven't had the best harvests this season. I will take care of that on my end. Speaking of our neighbors and the other villages, the tribute money has come in in the normal sum. Honestly, Mukhya, you can charge them more than you have been doing. 3500 Shinny isn't nearly enough for the services and aid that you provide. Still, it's your call, but you need to bring in more money, so you can hire more carpenters and engineers to produce more housing."

Serani jumps in, "Ooooh, that was a good segue to my next report. Five more housing facilities have been repaired and are ready for families to move in to them. That gives you a total of 18 medium sized housing facilities total that are complete. The 19th is underway as we speak. I believe we should hold off on hiring more carpenters though. We still don't have enough independent housing for all of the families that we have and bringing in more bodies doesn't provide housing fast enough. For every person we bring in it takes them weeks to cover the space being added. We should continue with restoring the buildings. Especially since you've been able to greatly expedite that process." I nod to both of them. "Good reports and suggestions. I have to see to some training, so enjoy while I'm gone."

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Production Totals
+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants
+3500 from Tribute Revenue (Lord)
+1200 Food

Medium House 14 Repairs Complete
-150 Wood
Medium House 15 Repairs Complete
-150 Wood
Medium House 16 Repairs Complete
-150 Wood
Medium House 17 Repairs Complete
-150 Wood
Medium House 18 Repairs Complete
-150 Wood
Medium House 19 Repairs @40/200

Resource Totals
Wood = 650
Stone = 250
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:41 am

Weekly Reports 3

Kiera and Dainos are inside of my meditation chamber with me while I am undertaking one of my largest projects, which is the restoration of the Taja Academy for Cunā. The Cunā are those chosen by spirits be they symbiotically possessed, hitorinji, or base spirits and intelligent mystic creatures. The academy is among the largest compounds in all of Taja so restoring it fully will take some time. Dainos observes and monitors me to make sure that my vitality does not drop too far. He asks Kiera, "How long has he been doing this?" Kiera asks, "Today, he has been working at this most of the day. He pushes and pushes and now that Serani is covering the legislative duties and handling the reports, he has been spending more and more time using his powers to restore the city. The Kunashi put so much of themselves into this island and this city that I believe he does it to reconnect with them and to feel their presence."

Settozai appears before me waiting for Serani to meet him here so that she can report to me and speaks, "He is atoning for past transgressions more than either of those reasons. I feel sorrow turning into happiness as he is connected to the city. His connection to the city aids the Artisans in their repairs to the structures that they are working on motivating them to work harder. Krodha was not an anomaly by any means. There is a reason that the Kunashi call their state of mind in battle the "Krodha Transa". Trance of Fury. They harness their emotions and furious nature to such a level that they embrace sensation for that reason. Now that he is purified spiritually, he simply controls and channels it now. So much sorrow for what was lost." Kiera says, "He still dreams of her, doesn't he?" Settozai looks at Kiera, "You still love him, don't you?" Kiera looks at Settozai as she rejuvenates me to lessen the strain I have taken on. "You did not answer my question, Onisu." Settozai tells her that he does not have to answer what she already knows. "She was his consort and his heart, Kiera. He can never truly let go of that. He does care for you, but the Master's feelings will not match your own. Though that too you have always known."

Dainos notices that Serani is standing there at the entrance and she asks who they were talking about. Settozai ignores the question and gives his report instead, "The Cornucopia have made the following deposits at the Grand Treasury: 5700 Shinny from their collective revenue streams, 3500 Shinny in tribute revenue from our subordinate territories. The merchants have also purchased 5000 units of lumber from our new territories to continue to fuel their economic growth. The food deliveries have been made to the Storehouses around the island in the usual amount of 1200 units of food. I am expecting the next report shortly, so I will return." Settozai vanishes before Serani can ask her question again and upon looking at Kiera's face, she chooses not to ask at all.

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Production Totals
+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants
+3500 from Tribute Revenue (Lord)
+1200 Food

Taja Academy Repairs Phase I Complete (Med x5)
-750 Wood
Medium House 19 Repairs @40/200

Purchased 5000 units of wood for 25,000 Shinny

Resource Totals
Wood = 4900
Stone = 250
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:53 am

Weekly Reports 4

Serani is still overseeing the dissolution of the Khuna Apsara and the formation of the Devi Hatha Order. These are busy times for her as my attention remains on the Restoration. Kiera is with me now while the dark sprite, Dainos, remains with Serani to aid in the selections. Settozai arrives at the training compound with reports in hand and looks at Serani with a smile. "I trust the Master's wings are not too vast for you?" Serani smirks at the Onisu and shakes her head, "I am fine, Settozai. Your report is late. That is not like you." He nods and replies, "The recent expansions have caused some unexpected delays in some of the reports, but they are nothing to worry about, I assure you. They will be corrected immediately." She nods and tells him that she has no reason to inform me of the matter and notes that I did not notice or care anyway. "As long as things are running smoothly and we do not report problems, he is content. His focus is so sharply focused on the Restoration that nothing else truly seems to matter to our Master. I trust all is well tho?" Settozai nods and reports, "It is. The food stores have increased ever further and we prepare a shipment to be sent to our territories on the mainland. Tribute has arrived as planned and already been deposited. Our trade revenue was the delay, but it has come in totality and also been deposited. All shipments have been delivered to their respective villages and the Master continues to improve the city. The second phase of Taja Academy is now complete after he had to postpone things in order to meet with the Lord of Domenance. He has also elect to expand the endeavor as he plans to make the Academy even larger than planned. The Carpenters are working full rotations to keep up with him. Everything seems to moving accordingly. I will have the second report for you soon, Lady Warden?" Serani giggles at Settozai's feigned formality. She nods to him, "Thank you, Master Treasurer."

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Production Totals
+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants
+3500 Shinny from Tribute Revenue (Lord)
+1200 Food

Taja Academy Repairs Phase II Complete (Med x5)
-750 Wood
Medium House 19 Repairs @40/200

Resource Totals
Wood = 4150
Stone = 250
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Wed Jan 19, 2011 2:15 am

Weekly Reports 5
Having found a new focus on working in his forge, Adrian has spent days upon days working on a specific project that I am not allowed to know about as it is a surprise. His smiths and he have been in the forge working nonstop it would seem, but I am told that they will have a special presentation of their latest achievement coming up soon.

The Taja Academy is nearing completion as I aid in restoring the last of the original structures to the grounds. From there, the carpenters have been repairing what is left over. I am pleased to see the amount of progress being made when I actually have the energy to leave the meditation chamber. Serani comes to visit often to keep me abreast of what is going on outside of the chamber's walls with the city. Many advances in my domestic agenda are being made. She sits down with me in my meditative state and reports to me unsure if I am able to understand what she is reporting or if she is basically talking to herself. She informs me of what my bond with Settozai already informs me of, though I never like to interrupt her or Sikke when she comes to visit from the Outpost. The merchants have delivered 5700 Shinny in communal revenue and the tributes have been deposited as well. Settozai still feels like I should be collecting more since so many of the village and settlements under my domain are prospering far better than they ever have and that it is because of my benevolence that such occurs. That matters little for me as all of my endeavors are coming to fruition and the money does me little good past purchasing more slaves to offer a better life to. I own everything that I need and the rest Adrian has begun producing for everyone. The foodstuffs has been deposited as well. I have to remember to give Serani my approval to exchange food stored here in the Capital to our villages for lumber and coin.

I feel a new presence arrive in my meditation chamber. Kiera addresses them both, "Mukhya is strained at the moment, Adrian. Is it at all possible that this can wait until tomorrow?" Adrian looks at her then down at a chest and she smiles. "Shall I wake him?" Adrian shakes his head and my mind speaks out telepathically, "Now what sort of divine figure would I be if I could not multi task? You seek an audience, little brother?" Adrian speaks, "It can wait until tomorrow, Mukhya. My apologies for the interruption. The Capital's Restoration is far more important." I smirk before replying, "The Capital is not going anywhere, Adrian. If you need me, I am always available to you. Don't ever forget that. And Serani, thank you for your reports. I trust your abilities, but I do appreciate the reports all the same. Prepare a shipment of food to be sent out to our villages that have had harsh seasons. I want to make sure that none of our villages go hungry." Serani nods and rises to her feet, "Your Will be done, Master." She pulls Adrian's arm and whispers to him to hold off until the Ceremony. He nods to her and I speak to Kiera, "He wanted to show me his creation before the presentation to make sure that I approve of it. I need him to build confidence in himself. I am sure the item is magnificent. I need him to know that though." Kiera nods and tells me that it wouldn't hurt to tell him that from time to time.

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Production Totals
+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants
+3500 Shinny from Tribute Revenue (Lord)
+1200 Food

Taja Academy Repairs Phase III Complete (Med x5)
-750 Wood
Medium House 19 Repairs @40/200

Resource Totals
Wood = 3400
Stone = 250

Item Complete: Kami Armor Bracers - From Adrian to Mukhya
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:21 pm

The Transition of Mandira: From Taja to Kora Part 1

"Master Treasurer, the merchants have returned from the mainland... with several coffers." Settozai turns to look at the messenger and nods with a grin. Settozai rises from his seat and reports and heads out of the office with the messenger locking up behind him then running to catch up to him. Exiting the Grand Treasury, Settozai is greeted with smiles and happiness as the merchant convoy lays about 10 coffers at his feet. "All of the food was kept fresh and delivered to the villages without issue. The frost chests worked, Master Treasurer." We bring you commercial revenue, tribute, and the funds from the food trades. The populace of the mainland is very pleased and in great praise of the Divine Sovereign." Settozai smiles and motions for them to make their deposits. Settozai turns to his messenger and nods before heading back inside and the messenger runs off towards the residential sector.

Meanwhile, inside the meditation chamber, Adrian and I are discussing matters and he tells me that he wishes to return to the Outpost in order to oversee matters there and I shake my head telling him that I have no need for him there. He begins to raise complaint and I tell him that instead, I will be sending him to govern the mainland territory. He continues his objections before he stops, "The mainland?" I nod to him and say, "Yes, Adrian. You will be Governor of our interests there. You will collect communal revenue and distribute food and pass judgments there. The mainland sector will be your proving ground. You may select any advisors that you wish except for Serani of course as she is needed to oversee things here in my absence. You will have one full legion at your command." Adrian interjects, "Mukhya that is one quarter of the entire army. You cannot part with that many troops." I chuckle, "As if they are truly needed here on Mandira. We are safe and protected by our position and by me. Besides, I have made arrangements to aid in the defense of the island should I have to leave. Do you accept this appointment?" Adrian looks at me and asks for some time to think about it. I shake my head and tell him that this is a decision that he must act upon, one way or the other. Too often does he run from his leadership potential, so now I will force him to face it and the tough decisions that comes with such potential. He looks at me and asks if I truly believe that he is ready and I exhale as I look at him, "The only person that truly needs to believe that you are ready to be a leader is you, Adrian. You must come to believe in yourself. That is the only way that you will be able to achieve what you are meant to achieve." Adrian nods to me and steels himself for the task. "Yes, my Lord. I am ready to assume command of the interests in the mainland." I smile and nod to him. Good, you will arrive soon enough and your citadel, Kora Garha, (manor) will be awaiting you. I will need you to keep the lumber and stone acquisitions on schedule because the time is approaching that we will expand your territory there and solidify the creation of your kingdom. The center of power was never meant to remain on Mandira, Adrian. It is where I shall remain, but the people shall grow and to the mainland they will travel as we develop your land. Your capital, Kora, will be a shining light to the mortals of this realm. You will help to pave the way for their future. Give them something to believe in so that they are not consumed by materalism and fear of the unknown. Help them to embrace the spiritual world and with it, they will understand how to defend themselves in the event that this realm echoes the other Yochi. Taja will become the spiritual capital of Mandira while Kora will become a center. Once Kora is up and running, you will be reunited with Serani. That I promise you." Adrian kneels and lowers into a deep bow as a sign of respect. "I will not fail you, Divine Master." Nodding to him, I tell him to start making preparations and select military officers and domestic advisors to make the move with him. This is the beginning of the Transition.

795 words

Production Totals
+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants
+3500 Shinny from Tribute Revenue (Lord)
+1200 Food

Kora Garha (Manor in Q3/R3) @500/1500
Medium Housing 19 @40/200

Sold 6000 Food to Q3 Villages for 15,000 Shinny

Resource Totals
Wood = 3400
Stone = 250


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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:56 am

The Transition of Mandira: From Taja to Kora Part 2
And so the planning and advisor selection would begin. Word spread across the island about the construction projects beginning in Kora, the mainland capital of Mandira. It had the effect that I had hoped as many started to inquire about moving and job opportunities in the new city. Adrian and his growing inner circle were being tasked with finding out the answers that were necessary to satisfy these inquiries. They had to set up plans for infrastructure and labor and commerce. The Cornucopia beamed with excitement about having a mainland hub from which they could operate. Operations on Mandira Island would be able to continue, but with such excitement about moving to the mainland, the island would become what it used to be, a haven for people to escape to. It will become the spiritual capital of the kingdom and a beacon of light to any spirits or half breeds who want to live a happy life free of persecution or prejudice.

Reports are received from Kora that the Kora Garha is nearing completion and expected to be finished within the next few days. Upon hearing this news, Adrian accelerates plans to begin moving his operation to the mainland. Settozai sends for Sikke to leave from the Outpost to travel to the mainland. Dainos is called from the Outpost as well to come to Taja for now before he would move to the new resort village called Josa. He would have his new laboratory and research facility established there. With Sikke comes the most recent collection of revenue that will be taken with Adrian to cover initial costs for Kora's starting operations and construction. They will need to use the funding to continue paving roads and trails from Kora to the other villages in the region. Kora's coastal position will aid in its defenses. With everything moving smoothly, I am able to turn my attention to broader endeavors.

341 words

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+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants

Kora Garha (Manor in Q3/R3) @1000/1500
Medium Housing 19 @40/200

Resource Totals
Wood = 3400
Stone = 250


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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:55 am

The Transition of Mandira: From Taja to Kora Part 3
The transport ships dock at the recently finished Port of Kora on the mainland. It was a pretty short journey all things considered, but it was a massive move of resources, people, and Adrian's Forge. It seemed only a season ago that the Forge had been completed, but now its materials, supplies, and works in progress were on the ships now. I suppose the Forge of Taja will simply be restocked to become a quite large communal Forge. After all, some of Adrian's primary smiths remained behind to continue working in the Forge of Taja.

In Kora, Adrian disembarks with his Treasurer, Sikke, at his side. They had been in constant counsel for days as Adrian was very pleased with the advancements that she had made with the Outpost as well as the villages in the north of Mandira Island. He informs her that there is much that will need to be done in order to support the mainland villages of Mandira as well as turn Kora into the economic center that I am expecting it to become. All conversation ceases when they are presented to view the crown jewel of the city... the Kora Garha, Adrian's Citadel Palace. He stands in marveled wonder at the sight. "So this is what the Divine Master had the whole of the Artisan Guild at work doing... why would he not build a palace for himself first though?" Adrian chuckles, "What use does he have for one? He's spent most of the last few months in the meditation chamber restoring Taja. He has sent the Artisan Guild here to begin construction on this city. They have been hard at work I see. I see all the necessary buildings and facilities have been built here." Sikke nods to him understanding his point. As they approach the Kora Garha, the guards stationed there and awaiting Adrian's arrival present him with a set of coffers. "The Divine Master left these coffers for you, Lord Nygard." Sikke inspects them and nods to Adrian. "He provides plenty of start up funds for you to begin, my lord." Adrian looks at the Kora Garha then at Sikke and his other chief advisors who have gathered with him. With a determined nod, he acknowledges that there is no turning back as he proceeds to enter the massive citadel.

408 words

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+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants

Kora Garha (Manor in Q3/R3) ~ Complete
Medium Housing 19 @40/200

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Stone = 0
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:59 pm

Location: Kora
Region: Q3

A transport ship docks at the Port of Kora and several hundred people exit the ship. Most of them are Artisans arriving from Taja to begin working on the Kora Grand Hotel North. A concept that Adrian developed to hone in on the different attractions that are planned for each district of the city. There will be 3 more Grand Hotels to follow. Adrian receives word from the Artisan's Liaison that construction on Grand Hotel North has already begun. He nods and Sikke tells him that the Treasury House of Kora has received a delivery from the Cornucopia in the normal amount of 5700 Shinny, but that she also received the Tribute payments from the neighboring villages. They all said that they were told to bring their tribute payments to Kora instead of Taja now. Adrian looks at her and tells her to keep the Cornucopia's delivery but to send the tribute coffers to Taja. She nods and tells him that the waters off the coast are quite suitable for their fishing needs. She tells him that Taja will be delivering grain still until we get the farms set up and producing here. There is still the matter of livestock and whether we need livestock delivered to us or if we plan to acquire it from the local villages. Adrian tells her to get with the AgriGuild and come up with a plan. Adrian looks at a map of Kora and the neighboring regions. He points at the region to the south and dispatches a military officer to act as messenger for Adrian while also doubling as the guardian of the tribute coffers to Taja. He wanted my approval before progressing with his current plans.

301 words

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+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants
+3500 Shinny from Tribute Revenue (Lord)
+1200 Food

Taja Medium Housing 19 ~ Complete
Taja Medium Housing 20 ~ Complete

Kora Grand Hotel North (10 Medium) @ 140/2000

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Wood = 2600
Stone = 0
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:49 am

Location: Kora
Region: Q3

Sikke finds that her job in Kora is both easier and more difficult than her duties at the Outpost, both under Settozai and running the Outpost's financial operations herself. Adrian does not require her to report on the separate avenues of mercantile revenue coming in, so while her personal reports are rather detailed, the one that she gives to Adrian is quite simplistic b/c they already know exactly how much they are expecting to receive in revenue. It doesn't change, since the Cornucopia hasn't been told to push for expansion again. The decision by Serani to teach the Gem Miners how to peddle their finds has increased revenue tremendously. With the Grand Hotel North project still underway, she doesn't have to allocate the resources of the Artisans to multiple locations like was the case with the Outpost when they would be working there. Where the difficulty comes into play is that since her official duties are pretty much on auto pilot, her unofficial tasks increase. Sikke has found herself placed in charge of the road paving efforts. On top of that, she is tasked with boosting the economies and markets of the neighboring villages within the Mandira territory. She is preparing for a major stone purchase to begin construction of a massive wall to defend Mandira's borders from the other villages once the expansion that Adrian has mentioned is complete. With the Heralds of Mandira spreading to the Q2 region to the north and the Q4 region to the south, they are gathering support for a large scale push to secure the entire western border of the mainland leading to Mandira Island. With Artillia to the north and Tara Mura to the southeast, it would ensure that the spiritual capital and planned mystical haven would remain secure from any who would wish to bring harm to those living there. It would also ensure that the Port of Kora and military stronghold ports in Q2 and Q4 would provide the only access to Mandira Island. This would control the tourism flow to Josa, which is at the southern coast of the island as well as prevent any enemy military from easily transporting troops to the island.

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+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants

Kora Grand Hotel North (10 Medium) @ 640/2000

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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:48 am

Location: Kora
Region: Q3

The Head Artisan for the Kora Grand Hotel North project walks into Adrian's Council Room while he is meeting with several domestic advisors and Sikke who serves as his sort of unofficial Chief of Staff since she has to ensure that financial viability of all projects and proposals. He tells her that he wants to add more luxury items into the rooms in order to increase their appeal and bring in wealthier crowds. He details the many revenue advantages and Adrian looks at him when he finishes. "My brother always told me to look at the potential issues with any beneficial sounding proposals that offer no negatives or problems. The primary problem with your plan is that it will increase the price to stay at the Grand Hotel North. This hotel will be the primary lodging for travelers, merchants, those looking for work and dignitaries from other villages. We need the Grand Hotel North to accommodate all of them, not just one group. The best that I could see with this plan is if the top set of floors, totally at most 10 percent of the hotel were reserved for the wealthier high end clients. We will have a system or apparatus built to take them up to their rooms and staff to assist them at all times. For the mid level rooms, they will have access to a separate apparatus, but the staff for them will be on an on call basis only. The upper floors should have private facilities that only they use, including a bath house. Kora, like all of Mandira, welcomes people not turn them away because they aren't wealthy. That is for Josa on the island to do as it is meant for just that to be an exotic getaway for those who live life to the fullest and seize their opportunities." The Head Artisan nods to Adrian having taken away new purpose with his words and decides that he will propose a new plan soon that will provide luxury to the commoner without having to increase prices for them. Adrian smiles and Sikke looks skeptical, as she has to be, but smiles nonetheless at the benefit of success. She would make note to free up more funding for the great project since the merchants were a constant source of revenue for the territory.

400 words

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+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants

Kora Grand Hotel North (10 Medium) @ 1140/2000

Resource Totals
Wood = 2600
Stone = 0


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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:56 pm

Location: Kora
Region: Q3

Having a few days to make adjustments, the Project Manager for the Grand Hotel North meets with Sikke to discuss his proposals that he hopes to present to Adrian and the Council. When he arrives, there is a Cornucopia Guild Officer in her office delivering their revenue coffers and chatting about future plans. The Officer tells her that they have been spreading word about Kora and the new structure that is being built that is unlike anything seen before. She smiles and asks about the response that such announcement has received and he tells her that most of the merchants report excitement, but that he is worried that if the Project does not follow through on the excitement then they risk losing face for Kora and that the more influential patrons will seek to bypass Kora and continue to do business in Taja, which is adverse to what the Divine Master wants. It would also be of great hindrance to Lord Nygard and his future endeavors. Sikke nods and tells him that she is meeting with the Project Manager presently and that he is now aware of just how important his project's success is. She smiles and welcomes him into the room. The Guild Officer offers to excuse himself and Sikke tells him to remain. "It is best that all of us are present at the same time for this. I have spent all of yesterday and most of today figuring out how to make your project work while ensuring that none of the other priority projects suffer b/c of it. I want the Cornucopia to know exactly what items and materials we will require immediately in order to ensure ample success. Also, your suggestion will be valuable since you also do a great deal of traveling to inns of the other major villages."

The Guild Officer sits back down and the three enter into deep and detailed discussion for hours working out plans and making adjustments to the current plans and proposals. The Project Manager ends the night with an exact visual and approval of everything that is going into his hotel and the Guild Officer does in fact leave with a shopping list for his merchants to acquire. In the interest of time, he sends his runners to specific locations with coin and bearing the crest of the Mandira Cornucopia on their person to retrieve the smaller items and delivers word of need of the express delivery of the larger items or bulk purchases. All involved discovered a new way of construction that would most likely save them a great deal of time and resources in the future. Sikke learned that an in-depth planning session before the project's construction begins is a very wise decision and that all three parties should be involved in it to plan for domestic and foreign contingencies, but also to make sure that the Cornucopia and Artisans are on the same page as to the desired outcome. If the Cornucopia can see it, they can better purchase for it. If the Artisans know exactly what they have to work with, they can better build it as they know everything that will be placed in particular nooks and crannies. Even where each piece of tapestry and rug will be placed. Sikke is afforded a very accurate budget so that she can report to Adrian with absolute certainty of how much the endeavor is estimated to cost Kora. She sits in her office and smiles at what had been learned from this meeting and decides to write it down so that in the event of her death, her successor knows exactly how to optimize efficiency for the future projects to come.

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Kora Grand Hotel North (10 Medium) @ 1640/2000

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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:51 am

Location: Kora
Region: Q3

The unveiling ceremony for the Kora Grand Hotel North attracts a rather high profile gathering from the region. Village leaders from the neighboring towns come to witness the spectacle as do leaders from neutral or adverse villages. Since Mandira is currently not actively at war with any villages all are welcomed. Adrian is extremely pleased by the whole ordeal and gathering so many together in Kora is a prime opportunity for a sit down that he has been planning for weeks now. Sikke arrives late to the pre-ceremony activities as she is wrapping up a meeting with the Project Manager of the next construction project, which is a delicate project of a more secretive nature as it is a forward stronghold hidden in the forest to the west of Kora dubbed "The Archer's Nest". Adrian has commissioned it to serve as a lookout and ambush location for any would be forces of aggression coming from the main villages. It is arranged as two manor sized strongholds that are connected so that the forces located at each can support the other, but also so that there is a second buffer in case the force approaching is too great and it gives the second nest time to retreat and inform Kora of the coming attack. When Sikke arrives, Adrian smiles at her and she nods to him telling him that the first phase of the project is now underway and that resources are set to be acquired promptly to ensure that both projects will proceed to completion without hesitation. She tells him that the Cornucopia have dropped off their deliveries and will be leaving to acquire the necessary resources after the Unveiling Ceremonies. Nodding in approval, he is pleased as he tells her that I will be attending the Unveiling with my entourage of advisors, including Settozai, Serani, and Samud, so he wants everything to be ready provided that I give my approval for the other matters. She assures him that she has made preparations for everything. With that settled they prepare for our arrival and thus the beginning of the ceremonies.

363 words

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+5700 Shinny from 285 Merchants

Kora Grand Hotel North (10 Medium) ~ Complete
Fortress: The Archer's Nest I (Manor) @ 140/1500
Fortress: The Archer's Nest II (Manor) @ 0/1500

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Wood = 1100
Stone = 0
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:44 am

Location: Kora (SE Q3)

Kora is filled with celebration as the Unveiling Ceremonies continue. Adrian is pleased as a void portal opens in the courtyard of the Kora Garha and Settozai appears first who is warmly greeted by Sikke with a hug. Serani appears next, who catches Adrian's gaze and smile. Samud arrives before I step out of the portal and look around. Adrian approaches at this point and all of the guards drop to a knee in respect. "Rise. I do not have time for formalities today, Adrian. There is much to discuss in terms of expansion and the structure and formation of the military. Settozai and Sikke discuss the financials and production reports that she recently sent to him. She asks if they can go ahead and recruit 15 more merchants in order to have an even force of 300. The revenue would balance out better and make for much easier accounting of the Regime's coffers. Settozai tells her that she does not have to ask him for permission on such matters. "If your Lord is in agreement, then proceed. I would not ask him while Mukhya is present in Kora though. He will defer the decision and Mukhya has more pressing matters on his mind at the moment like the possibility of Mandira returning to war." Sikke looks at Settozai who falls silent as I address the collected group.

"I'm going to keep this brief. Leaders are gathering here from across our collective and neighboring regions and in the southern regions, I have received reports and requests for aid from some of our friendly neighbors. They inform me that they sent a formal request here and received no response. That is NOT the way we conduct ourselves. If an ally or friend requests our aid in a matter, we, at the very least, will take the time to respond. I find this news to be most troubling, Adrian."

Serani goes to speak, "Komutan, there is a lot..." I raise my hand to silence her and interject, "I do not want excuses. I want the problem fixed. Who has a solution for me?" Sikke offers a suggestion, but falls silent when my eyes land on her "Perhaps, you could..." Settozai nudges her to continue and timidly she does, "... appoint a Warden to serve under Lord Nygard and aid him in the more administrative tasks." I look from Sikke to Adrian. "Are you unable to perform your duties, Adrian?" Adrian grits his teeth and says with disapproval, "I am capable of performing my duties, my lord. This oversight will not happen again." I hmph and tell him that I know it won't. "Serani, you will be moving here temporarily to ensure that Kora does not fail in her duties again. You will operate in the capacity of Warden and Overseer. Adrian, if you wish to remain Lord and Master of this city, then you will spend that time learning all that you need to improve upon and improve upon it. I will not tolerate failure here." Serani bows her head in obedience and says, "Your Will is my command, Komutan." Nodding to her, Adrian learns the hard way that serving as my governor can be a pain.

The next item of business is the discussion of expansion but that would be led by Adrian and his plans, but at the moment, I did not wish to hear from him. "We will table the matter of expansion until I am sure that it is a worthwhile endeavor to take on at the moment."

624 words

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+6800 Shinny from 340 Merchants

Fortress: The Archer's Nest I (Manor) @ 640/1500
Fortress: The Archer's Nest II (Manor) @ 0/1500

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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:56 am

With the welcoming of traffic and tourism to the Mecca of Hedonism known as Josa, Mandira ushers in a new era of even greater economic prosperity. With trade flowing freely thru our lands, we are able to bear witness to a tremendous boost to both military and civilian morale. Travelers come from all across the land to marvel at the vast expansion of Mandira and all of the opportunities to be found within our borders. With the increased flow of traffic, Sikke receives an unexpected visit from her Labor Capital Merchants and they come with a massive delivery that is brought with letters of intent to open trade with different markets deeper into the Midlands. She is pleased to see such a large stock of slaves arrive ready to be trained and put to work for the Artisan Guild.

The AgriGuild reports on the sale of the mass of the storehouse's surplus as well as the replenishing of it with 1200 fresh units of food. She nods to them and when she returns to the Material Storage Facilities, she is very pleased to see several wagons waiting on her arrival. It would seem that quite a bit of lumber and stone had been acquired as instructed from our neighboring villages. The total of the acquisition is reported as 4000 units of lumber and 3000 units of stone. Sikke smiles and tells the merchants that they have done well. She makes a note to have 50,000 Shinny transferred to the Cornucopia coffers to cover the costs of the large purchase. She makes a separate note to prepare payment for the slavers to compensated for their delivery. It comes at an impeccable time. With the new labor, The Archer's Nest I will be finished within the next day.

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Production Totals
+6800 Shinny from 340 Merchants
+7000 Shinny from Tribute Revenue (Lord)
+1200 Food

Fortress: The Archer's Nest I (Manor) ~ Complete
-500 wood, 250 stone
Raksaka (R4 Keep) @ 140/3000

Fortress: The Archer's Nest II (Manor) @ 0/1500

Purchasing Totals
Slaves = 500 Carpenters for 70,725
Batch 1 = 231 + 342 = 573 = 14,325
Batch 2 = 598 = 14,950
Batch 3 = 244 - 516 - 608 = 15,200
Batch 4 = 209 - 441 - 534 = 13,350
Batch 5 = 227 - 455 - 516 = 12,900

Wood = 4000 units for 20,000 Shinny
Stone = 3000 units for 30,000 Shinny

Total Cost = 120,725 Shinny

Resource Totals
Wood = 4600
Stone = 2750


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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:57 am

Location: Kora Garha

With the completion of The Archer's Nest I, Adrian meets with Centurion Okcu, who will be leading the Centuria based there and also in command of the networked bases. Okcu is a slender warrior who honestly would remind anyone of an elf by his build and features. A true master with the bow, this R'chur excels at all aspects of his craft. He is well disciplined and loyal to Mukhya primarily, but has been showing more and more respect to Adrian now that Serani has taken up position as Warden of Kora. Serani sits in on the first half of the meeting between the two which is meant to get Okcu ready to assume command and to move half of his centuria to the base in order to find out what adaptations should be made to Nest II before construction begins on that project. The conversation is very candid with Okcu pulling no punches. He had been selected by Serani to undergo elite training at Taja Academy following the dissolution of the Khuna Apsara and focus on promoting and recognizing the merits of all of Mandira's elite warriors. Okcu feels greatly indebted to her for the honors that have been earned since then. Serani excuses herself to handle matters of state and to meet with Sikke for a report. Sikke had to switch modes rather swiftly as Serani is still reporting to the Komutan in Taja and knows the amount of detail that she needs to include in her reports for Taja. Sikke tells her that Josa is quite a blessing for sure as the dubbed "Hedonistic Mecca" brings in over 10,000 Shinny per week in revenue for the Regime. She informs Serani that the peace keeping fortress in the R4 region is moving along quickly. With the new massive influx of slaves, the construction projects are taking no time at all and with the neighboring village is happy because they are receiving new customers for their goods as well as safety provided by the Fourth Centuria. Sikke tells Serani that the revenue coffers have been collected and deposited. Serani asks if all merchants have been paid for their acquisitions and she nods. The recent mass acquisition will cover all of our upcoming projects, but the timing will be delayed due to my decision to send the Artisan Guild to aid Artillia. Serani smiles and tells her that it will be fine and that she does not have to worry about anything, since it was I who approved said course of action. With the report and meeting concluded, Okcu takes half of the centuria and heads west to Archer's Nest I. Serani and Adrian both return to their respective duties for Kora.

455 words

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+6800 Shinny from 340 Merchants

Raksaka (R4 Keep) @ 1140/3000
Fortress: The Archer's Nest II (Manor) @ 0/1500

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Wood = 4600
Stone = 2750
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:56 am

"Deputy of the Fourth Centuria, step forward."
"Yes, my lady."
"You come with a report?"
"I do, Warden." She nods to him and the Deputy speaks, "The Artisan Guild has finished the structure of Raksaka and they are currently working to put the finishing touches and construct the remaining furniture and defensive features that were requested by the Centurion. With the expected completion, our forces will be leaving from the neighboring village to take up residence in the Keep. I am told that in an effort to further show our longing to improve life in the R4 region that Raksaka is also going to serve as a research facility. If that is true then we will need the Artisan Guild to remain and continue building structures for us there."
"The Research Facility is a later possibility. For now, we are simply focused on getting the 4th Centuria settled in and keeping the peace in the region. Did you all receive the food shipment that was delivered?"
"Yes, Warden. We did receive the food and we collected the tribute coffers from the villages. It was strange though. There was no complaint at all in giving it. I'm not sure if that will remain the same way in the future, but for now they are very happy to have us protecting them from the warlords."

Serani nods and notes that the other tribute coffers had been delivered to Kora as well. They would be sent to Taja to be secured in the Grand Treasury while Sikke would be responsible for securing the coffers deposited by the Cornucopia from their endeavors. All seems to be in order, so Serani tells the Deputy to relax and tell her about the situation in the R4 region. He informs her of the more personal developments in the villages and how the soldiers are feeling. Morale is extremely important to Serani as she knows that a smaller force of extremely loyal soldiers in high spirits can easily best a larger force with shaky morale. Having gained a solid understanding of the situation, Serani dismisses the Deputy to return to Raksaka while she herself prepares her weekly report to be sent to me in Taja.

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Production Totals
+6800 Shinny from 340 Merchants
+7000 Shinny from Tribute Revenue (Lord)
+1200 Food

Raksaka (R4 Keep) @ 2140/3000
Fortress: The Archer's Nest II (Manor) @ 0/1500

Resource Totals
Wood = 4600
Stone = 2750
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:52 am

A military messenger arrives in Kora and heads to meet with Adrian. He arrives at the Council Room and bows to him. "Lord Nygard, news from Raksaka. The Fourth Centuria has moved into the keep and workers from the neighboring villages have moved to the stronghold as well. They have brought livestock, supplies and natural resources, as well as merchants. They seem to find the security of having a Mandiran Centuria liberating and it has drawn them to support the stronghold village. Since the Keep was built with a center citadel and surrounding town within the walls, they have started making housing and shops within the Keep." Adrian nods and tells the messenger to inform the Centurion that he will be coming out to Raksaka for an initial report and inspection of the stronghold. He tells him that his visit is also to ensure that the Centurion has everything that he needs there and that his area of influence and guardianship is clearly defined. Adrian secretly also planned to increase the command to provide a second Centuria to aid in safeguarding that region. The messenger salutes and turns to leave.

Adrian looks over at Serani and she nods to him. "This is very good news. You have the opportunity to gain a substantial foothold in that region for vital expansion while Mukhya is focused on training the Divya Hatha Order and his Centurions. While he is dealing with that, you will pave the way for expansion of Mandira's territory. The foundation of The Archer's Nest II is underway, but has been postponed as the Artisan Guild is awaiting orders for relocation to assist Lord Loki in Artillia. The Cornucopia are preparing to expand their network now that Josa has vastly increased revenue as of late. They are opening new routes to the desert regions as well as increased trade with Tara Mura to bolster their economy more. Things are looking very good for Mandira."

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+6800 Shinny from 340 Merchants

Raksaka (R4 Keep) ~ Complete
-1000 wood & 1000 stone
* Fourth Centuria assigned to Raksaka
Fortress: The Archer's Nest II (Manor) @ 140/1500

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Stone = 1750
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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:48 am

Location: Taja

Aria walks into my room, without knocking might I add, to find a maiden laying naked in my bed, but finds no sign of me. She walks into my bathing room and calls out for me. I am not there either. She walks back out and asks my chamber guards where I went and they shrug to her. Aria tells them to get send the maiden home and have my chambers cleaned. They nod and she begins to walk off. Aria suddenly stops and turns around to walk back. She walks back into the room and finds me materializing out of nowhere. I grin at her and chuckle. "Perhaps, I should actually start using my powers of foresight. Didn't think you would come back so soon. Well you are welcome to stay but I am going to sleep now." Aria rolls her eyes and scowls at me, "You don't sleep, Mukhya. You simply pretend to rest to appease your mortal consorts. You are expected at Taja Academy today. Now that Cara and Rexin have assumed command of the Katil and Koruyucu, you agreed to begin supervising the training at Taja Academy. You also have to give your blessing for the Artisan Guild to begin construction of The Tower of Knowledge." I look up at her and tell her that the Tower will be postponed for a bit longer. The Artisans will remain on the mainland to complete construction of Orman Kile." She tilts her head to the side and asks, "The Jungle Fortress next to Josa? I thought you wanted to delay that project and just keep the Second Centuria roaming around in Josa?" Nodding my head to the female kami, I inform her that I intend to do both. "The Second Centuria will be compromised of both an Intelligence wing and a Counter Intelligence wing. They will reside at the joint fortress but they will also have operatives dispersed around the realm. These operatives will be the ears and eyes of Mandira all around the realm. There are facilities at the Academy that can be used until the Tower can be completed. My priority right now is security." Aria nods and tells me that Settozai has received several coffers from the Cornucopia. She goes on to tell me that he has arranged for the supplies needed for the Tower to be delivered in a week or two when he anticipates construction to begin on the project. I nod to her and tell her that I will come to begin training Centuria X. She nods to me and asks if I want her to get rid of her and I chuckle. "My guards already know the drill. I will bathe first and then we will go. Come, you can continue your reports there. I have questions about the state of affairs with our neighbors. Also, I plan to send you to Tara Mura soon to check on relations there."

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Production
+6800 Shinny from 340 Merchants

Construction
Fortress: Orman Kile ~ Intelligence Manor (South Central Q4) @1000/1500
Fortress: Orman Kile ~ Counter-Intelligence Manor (SE Q4) @0/1500
Fortress: The Archer's Nest II (Manor) @ 140/1500
Facility: Tower of Knowledge (Keep-class Research Facility @ Taja Academy) @0/3000

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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:45 am

A shadow appears behind Adrian and he stops what he is looking at on the map. "You have a report?" A voice whispers from the shadows, "Yes, my lord. The Orman Kile is up and running. The Artisan Guild has finished most of our construction but we are still waiting for the internal workings of both headquarters to be finished before we can move in completely and set up operations. I have already dispersed the field operatives to begin their observations and missions." Adrian asks him what they will need to have prepared in order for Casus to run completely on his own and keep a steady flow of information and updates flowing to Orman Kile. Casus tells him that he already has it. Adrian nods and when Serani walks into the room, she stops as the shadow vanishes, "My lady..." Serani nods to the shadows and reports to Adrian, "Good evening, my love. The Cornucopia has arrived with coffers to continue funding the projects and saving up funds before the Artisan Guild makes their trip up to aid Artillia. The Komutan has approved the delay of the Taja Island improvements for now in order to continue moving along our construction projects here." Adrian turns to her and inquires, "Why would he shift his position on the matter? I thought he wanted to finish the Tower of Knowledge in order to improve the facilities open to the research facilities." Serani tells him that I care more about making sure that our people on the mainland are stable and that the political capital is in a position to be completely self sufficient without worrying about the other locations.

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Production
+6800 Shinny from 340 Merchants

Construction
Fortress: Orman Kile ~ Intelligence Manor (South Central Q4) ~ Complete
Fortress: Orman Kile ~ Counter-Intelligence Manor (SE Q4) @500/1500
Fortress: The Archer's Nest II (Manor) @ 140/1500
Facility: Tower of Knowledge (Keep-class Research Facility @ Taja Academy) @0/3000

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PostSubject: Re: Development of Mandira   Wed Mar 16, 2011 8:06 pm

Location: Kora Garha

A messenger arrives in Kora Mandira to speak with Serani. She asks how his travels went and he tells her that he brings wonderful news. This perks her interests and she inquires as to what has been done. He tells her that the Artisan Guild has returned from Artillia and with their return, Orman Kile is officially complete. Serani smiles and tells him that he spoke true of his report. "Casus has assumed command over the Compound then?" The messenger nods and tells her that he is the one who sent the messenger to report in. He also hands her a scroll. She inquires as to its contents and the messenger tells her that he does not want to know. Serani instantly knows that it is an Intel Report. She tells the messenger to relax for a bit before he returns to Orman Kile. He nods and excuses himself.

Serani goes over the report before Sikke arrives at the command center of Kora Garha. She knocks on the door before entering and bowing. "I bring news of the Cornucopia's endeavors. They have finally returned after Lord Nygard told them to focus on increasing contracts and helping our smaller villages establish their economies. Most of our villages are now fully functional and building up their economic forces. It will not be long before the entire region is bustling with mercantile activity. More than just that, I am excited to hear of the ideas being shared and spread within the Regime's territory. Glorious thanks be to the Kami Master, Mukhya. His benevolence, guidance, and protection has paved the way for these advances. I have deposited the recent tributes and revenue collections that were made during the hiatus. They total 13,800 Shinny. Also, the AgriGuild has brought in Kora's harvest of fish, grain, ambrosia, and fruits. They have worked closely with the Cornucopia to provide for our villages. None of our people have ever wanted for food though. All is well, Warden Premier." Serani nods and they walk over to the front balcony looking out over the city. "Many praises and thanks be to Mukhya, Sikke."


Production Totals
+6800 Shinny from 340 Merchants
+7000 Shinny from Tribute Revenue (Lord)
+1200 Food

Construction
Fortress: Orman Kile ~ Counter-Intelligence Manor (SE Q4) ~ Complete
Fortress: The Archer's Nest II (Manor) @ 140/1500
Facility: Tower of Knowledge (Keep-class Research Facility @ Taja Academy) @0/3000

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Wood = 3600
Stone = 1750
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