2 Carthage gallies approach my coast, an invasion perhaps? There's no way I can hold off an invasion, all will be lost if Carthage decides to invade now.
I'm the first civ on my continent to discover Literature. Moscow, with 5 shields/turn and a 46 shield temple prebuild will take 71 turns to complete the GL. After some nervious laughter, I wisely decided to trade Literature away.
Got Code of Laws for Literature, 4gpt and 165gold
Got Mathematics and 40 gold for Code of Laws
Got Polytheism and 48 gold for Code of Laws and Literature
Started researching Republic at 10%
Carthage builds the hanging gardens
Ottomans lost 2 size 1 cities, the war may be nearing an end
Both Carthage and Japan have entered the middle age, I still lack construction and currency
Carthage demands territory map and 31 gold, once again, I give in. Hannibal will pay one day!
Japan demands territory map and 32 gold, oh boy, I got Japan's number..
German builds the great library, I wonder what's been happening on the other continent
Got Wines, 3gpt, 6 gold for gems
Got Silks, Sices and 2gpt for furs
Carthage captures Istanbul along with pyramids and great wall, Ottomans have lost 3 cities to Carthage and 2 to Japan.
got construction and currency for 882 gold, hopefully Ottomans can use the gold to hold Carthage and Japan back. Moved onto middle age and got monotheism for free
Researched Republic, started revolution. Researching Feudalism next
Revolution ended, republic formed
Carthage builds Sun Tzu's
Carthage demanded territory map and 67 gold, I refuse and called his bluff. Carthage remains Gracious.
Stole Theology from Japan for 704 gold, researching Education in 40 turns
Got Feudalism, Horses and 32 gold for Theology
Got ROP, Engineering, worker and 12 gold for Theology and Iron
Japan declared war on Carthage! Boy, do these guys hate each other or what? Time to mass build warriors then upgrade to MI when my iron deal with Ottomans runs out. Carthage is going down!
Stole Invention from Carthage for 650 gold. Traded to Ottomans for 9 gold and world map.
Ottomans are down to 3 cities, Carthage is ruthless, lets see how Japan fairs against them.
Stole Gunpowder from Japan for 740 gold
Got 2 workers, 23gpt and 9 gold for Gunpowder
Got Monarchy and 22 gold for Gunpowder
Iron deal with Ottomans has run out. Signed ROP and got 1gpt and 14 gold
Upgraded 27 warrior to MI for 1620 gold
Carthage and Ottomans sign peace treaty. Ottomans are down to their last city and have been banished to the horse island