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Research and Development: Historical Events and Disasters such as major Floods/Disease outbreaks/Famines/Storms/Droughts/Earthquakes etc

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=1520, Vijayangara horse merchant defects to Bijapur, Vijayanagara demands him back, Bijapur player gets chance to return him, (AI will never return horse merchant), Vijayangar gets mission to attack Raichur upon denial

-1520, (Possible Event) Capture of Fort Rachol, Upon capture by Vijayanagara it was gifted to the Portuguese in exchange for military aid against the Deccani Sultans

=1520, Famine in the Deccan Sultanates, public disorder and lowered income

-1520, Guru Ravidass Dies

-1520, Magellan Reaches the Pacific (Offmap historical event, Portugal only)

-1521, Name Change, Anandarayan Pattinam (Modern Pullicat) Renamed to Palaverkadu

-1521, Magellan is killed by the Mactan Tribe (Offmap historical event, Portugal only)

-1523, Pope Adrian VI dies (Offmap historical event, Portugal only)

-1524, Murder of the Crown Prince of the Vijayanagara Empire

-1529, The Baburnama is completed

-1529, Sikh Guru Nanak Dev Dies

-1530, The St. Felix Flood caused by a great storm in the Holy Roman Empire kills a ~100,000 people (Offmap historical event, Portugal only)

-The Mamakam Festival in Kerela, Every 12 years, Trade and public order bonus to the owner of the Ponnani region, even more so if faction leader is present, but he also has a slight chance to be assassinated by Chavur suicide squads if he hasn't subdued the coastal southern regions already

-1531, Death of Vallabha Acharya, Telugu Philosopher (Shows up for Golconda Sultanate and Hindu Factions only)

=1534, Historically Ibrahim Adil Shah I becomes ruler of Bijapur, picks Sunni Islam over Shia Islam for State Religion, recruits more Habshi and Maratha over the Persian and Turkish Foreigners, temporary public disorder, Lower replenishment rate of Qizilbashi and Persian Mercenaries?

-1538, Discoveries in Magnetism by Joao De Castro

-1539, Death of Vyasatirtha, Hindu Philosopher and Guru to Krishna Deva Raya, the Ruler of the Vijaynagara empire (Shows up for Hindu Factions only)

-1543, Cholera Outbreak in Portuguese Goa and the Ganges Delta in Bengal

=1558, Historically Ali Adil Shah I becomes Ruler of Bijapur and changes state religion back to Shia Islam and promoting Central Asian Afāqis over native Indians, Causes a small amount public disorder

=1561, Goa Inquisition



=One book said Famines happened about every 40 years in south India

=1520 famine, deccan

=1542, In the first year of the reign of Akbar, there was a great scarcity in
Hindustan. In some districts, especially Delhi it reached an alarming height.
On some occasions even greater extremes were reached with evidence of,
fathers even devouring their own children.^

Women were seen to roast their
children; men travelling in the way were kidnapped by bands of criminals to
be eaten by them. Peter Mundy relates "the men and women were driven to
that extremities for want of food that they sold their children

"many died unwept and unsung and the river Jhelum became a
common graveyard for all of them."

" It has been noticed that people will go to any lengths to 'grab a loaf' in the
time of famine. In the eighteenth century famine in Bengal for example, it is
known that people sold their children, some of them ate dead animals, and some
even consumed their children for a meal. "

=1556, gujarat and deccan, drought induced famine causing political chaos

=1556-1557, delhi area famine

=end of akbar's reign in 1595, 3 year famine in gujarat in deccan worse than the one in 1556

=1594 and 1575, famine and plague
The sources provide details of the famines and the plagues of 1574 and
1594. In the first instance, the inhabitants of Gujarat, both rich and poor
were forced to abandon their homes and fly from the country^ and in the
second, as Nuru-1 Hakk relates, men were driven to eat other men, and the
streets and roads were blocked with dead bodies, for the removal of which
no assistance could be rendered.

= Toward the end of Akbar’s rule, another terrible famine began in 1595 and lasted for 3 years, affecting the same areas. Conditions were worsened by a pestilence “in consequence of the dearth of grain
and the necessities of ravenous hunger,” said a chronicler in Akbar’s court. “Men ate their own kind. The streets and roads were blocked with corpses, but no assistance could be given for their removal” [Sastri and
Srinivasachari, 1982, p. 475].
A similar episode of drought

=1595-1598, drought famine and plague

*Need to add scripted mechanic so Drought+High Tax+Raiding Armies=Bad Harvest, Consecutive Bad Harvests Cause Famines


=Cholera Epidemic, in Goa? in 1543, it is said that deaths from the disease were so numerous that the disposal of bodies was a formidable task

=Cholera Spring 1543-Same as above?
One of the first detailed accounts of a cholera epidemic comes from Gaspar Correa—Portuguese historian and author of Legendary India—who described an outbreak in the spring of 1543 of a disease in the Ganges Delta, which is located in the south Asia area of Bangladesh and India. The local people called the disease “moryxy,” and it reportedly killed victims within 8 hours of developing symptoms and had a fatality rate so high that locals struggled to bury all the dead.

=Numerous reports of cholera manifestations along the West coast of India by Portuguese, Dutch, French and British observers followed throughout the next few centuries.

=Plauge Outbreaks
=1548, severe sindh plague
=1574-1575, all of gujarat, 100 cartloads of dead a day removed from Ahmadabad, broach baroda pattan also hit hard

=1595-1598, drought famine and plague


EARTHQUAKES, I don't know of any major recorded earthquakes happening in India from 1519-1619?


Modern map of flood prone areas,

=Ayad/Cuttack are flood prone, etc




Adding the mamankam festival is a brilliant touch of historicity. For ponnani, it would be wise to create a temple at 'Thirunavaya' which was the town in which the mamankam festival was conducted. Whoever controlled 'Thirunavaya' was said to be the ruler of all kerala and all the other chiefs had to send their banners as a sign of loyalty to the Zammorin. However, the Vellathiri Raja, Chief of Valuvanad, sent squads of suicide warriors known as Chavers instead of banners to show his defiance to the Zamorin who had captured 'Thirunavaya' from his ancestors dishonourably by invading with an army, instead of killing them in mamankam - as was required by the law . I wouldn't mind writing up a description for the scripted event if it is required.

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KingKorgoth Author

Good idea! I'd like to add some unique temples/tombs but I haven't started on that yet. And yes please, a description would be great if you don't mind

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KingKorgoth hi, how far into the development are you? I will start as soon as you start on the southern factions.

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KingKorgoth Author

lionheartofengland It's hard to say how close to completion, but the map and unit rosters are a little more than 3/4s of the way done, but I've been adding some events and I'm working on the southern factions now so whenever works. Thanks again

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hi KingKorgoth, apologies for the late reply. Is this particular event going to be the same event on repeat? Would there be a chance for the ruler to be assassinated? in the very last mamankam, a 16 year old boy cut through the king's bodyguard and was about to cut the king down before he was stabbed in the back by one of the king's lords.
So, would this be implemented? I dont mind adding two different event descriptions, so in the event of a samoothiri with low personal protection is on the throne, there is a chance that he will be assassinated at mamankam?

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lionheartofengland No problem at all. It will be on repeat yes, I'm not sure exactly how I will implement it bc I don't know much about scripting but if possible I will have the chance of getting assassinated depend on the personal security of the ruler and whether or not he is even present in the region at the time.

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Some early campaign mission events....I'll keep posting them later as well...for now as of what I can remember

For Mughals,we can force
1)capturing and annexing fort Gabarkot in Bajaur
Babur besieged the citadel in 1519 and with the help of artillery,his men scaled the walls and crushed the pashtuns ruthlessly and forced them into submission
So this is in 1519 AD

2)In 1519,Babur who was probing the north western frontier to strengthen his position carried out raids across the Khyber subjugating tribes and races ruling the sultanate frontier...the aforementioned Bajaur pashtuns were also crushed for the same reason

The Gakhars who were distributed around Rawalpindi,Peshawar and the Punjab regions ruled the northwestern areas of the sultanate....apparently instigated by Daulat khan lodi(Governor of Punjab on behalf of lodis),the Gakhars had actually thrown in their lot with Babur,but a usurper overthrew their chief and assumed the students of history would know Ibrahim Lodi,young and brash had attempted a premature centralisation and the old nobles including Daulat had resented him.Daulat was looking for an alternative and he found it in Babur and supported his invasion initially.Since the arrival of this new usurper had changed whole equation between Mughals and Gakhars,crushing and subjugating them was vital for the success of Babur's eventual invasion

In this pursuit after having defeated them,in 1519 Babur captured the Pharwala fort and re-established the mughal gakhar pact.

Ever since then Gakhars remained loyal to the Mughal emperors

We can probably spawn a minor gakhar army in the Rawalpindi Peshawar area around 1519...

I will elaborate on this interesting story in the ethnic unit showcase and settlements article since it has given opportunity for new forts and characters

3)in 1522,eager to secure his southern flank before his invasion,Babur attacked,besieged and captured Kandahar from Arghunid Sultanate

We can use this event to force a war and eventual vassalage of the arghunids to the Mughals

4)In the early,1520s(between 1520-1523),we can force an initiate diplomacy event to bribe a rebel Daulat Khan lodi with a small amount of money

Winning him over would add Lahore settlement area to the faction

Id say we tweak bribes in diplomacy....I felt the bribe amount in medieval 2 was not to the scale of income a warlord recieves and unrealistic...small isolated contingents demanding florins in the order of 10,000s is really bad...if the loyalty is low and the character has certain traits,bribing should be easy with amounts in 1000s instead of 10,000s....a 22,000 bribe would be amounting to the annual income of a province in a realistic world
...1000 itself would be the income of an entire province in 6 months in medieval 2 scale

5)Somewhere in 1526,Daulat Khan lodi can become rebel once again and defeating him can be a forced as an event

Daulat actually turned on Babur since he was dissaffected with his assignments...he was not given Lahore

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