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What if the Minotaur Empire and Imperial League re-establish

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:07 pm
by Dragonhelm
If the Minotaur Empire of Ansalon and the Imperial League of Taladas re-established contact, how would that work out? Would they call each other allies? Would they form one larger cross-continental minotaur empire? If so, they would need one emperor, which would likely be chosen in the Games.

How do you think it would work out?

Re: What if the Minotaur Empire and Imperial League re-estab

Posted: Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:40 pm
by thorr-kan
Dragonhelm wrote:If the Minotaur Empire of Ansalon and the Imperial League of Taladas re-established contact, how would that work out? Would they call each other allies? Would they form one larger cross-continental minotaur empire? If so, they would need one emperor, which would likely be chosen in the Games.

How do you think it would work out?
The Minotaur Empire of Ansalon would get beaten like cross-eyed mule.

Re: What if the Minotaur Empire and Imperial League re-estab

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:33 am
by Dragonhelm
thorr-kan wrote:
Dragonhelm wrote:If the Minotaur Empire of Ansalon and the Imperial League of Taladas re-established contact, how would that work out? Would they call each other allies? Would they form one larger cross-continental minotaur empire? If so, they would need one emperor, which would likely be chosen in the Games.

How do you think it would work out?
The Minotaur Empire of Ansalon would get beaten like cross-eyed mule.
LOL!

Why do you say that?

Re: What if the Minotaur Empire and Imperial League re-estab

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 1:35 am
by night_druid
Dragonhelm wrote:How do you think it would work out?
Depends entirely on how much contact and communication they manage to establish & maintain. If its only a ship or two every decade, it'll likely just be an exchange of news, a bit of trade, and probably a few minotaurs from each land would settle in the other. Perhaps even dynastic marriages and such. If they manage something more, then who knows? The smaller empire might not like suddenly being the little fish in the pond, and as such might revolt. Or they might gladly join forces. Stranger things have happened.

But, given the theme of Dragonlance (evil turns upon itself), I'd go for more of a conflict angle. Political backstabbing abound as the Imperial League ships a new regent and his army to take over the Minotaur Empire's holdings. Said regent might suddenly find himself alone as assassins (aka adventurers) strike in a decapitation move, and the resulting infighting sees the rise of a new, independent Minotaur Empire.

Re: What if the Minotaur Empire and Imperial League re-estab

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:18 am
by Sturm
The rise of a cross continent minotaur empire could be a good plot for a next age Dragonlance, as Havard asked a few days ago here: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=16821
They could ally with ogres and draconians and it could be all part of a major plot by Sargonnas now that he is free from his ingombrant wife :) but I would expect the Knights, the elves, and all the other nations of Ansalon and Taladas to oppose them.
Eventually as night_druid says, the Empire could be damaged by some internal strife caused by the jealous other evil gods..

Re: What if the Minotaur Empire and Imperial League re-estab

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2016 5:38 am
by thorr-kan
Dragonhelm wrote:
thorr-kan wrote:
Dragonhelm wrote:If the Minotaur Empire of Ansalon and the Imperial League of Taladas re-established contact, how would that work out? Would they call each other allies? Would they form one larger cross-continental minotaur empire? If so, they would need one emperor, which would likely be chosen in the Games.

How do you think it would work out?
The Minotaur Empire of Ansalon would get beaten like cross-eyed mule.
LOL!

Why do you say that?
'Cause I'm an unrepentant Imperial League fanboy, and I'm not familiar with the Empire as such. It's RPG development postdates my DL interest.

Fanboying aside, I think the League is established as a dynamic and robust entity. The minotaurs of Ansalon can't seem to get their act together.

Re: What if the Minotaur Empire and Imperial League re-estab

Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:24 pm
by Big Mac
Do both minotaur nations employ sailing ships? If they do, wouldn't that imply a trading relationship would be probable?

Re: What if the Minotaur Empire and Imperial League re-estab

Posted: Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:04 pm
by DaemonAngel
Here's how I'd handle it:
The Accord of the Two Emperors: The Minotaur League, (Taladas), and the Minotaur Imperium (Ansalon) agree to focus their own expansion to their respective hemispheres (Northern and Southern), setting the equator as the dividing line. Krynn is still a sizable planet, so something like how the Western and Eastern Roman Empires divided Rome's overall domain to make administration easier. However, either Emperor is allowed the challenge the other in the Games for ruler-ship of the whole if he chooses. This, of course is the long range plan, as it won't likely be completed in the life time of the agreeing rulers.

Re: What if the Minotaur Empire and Imperial League re-estab

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:59 pm
by Big Mac
DaemonAngel wrote:Here's how I'd handle it:
The Accord of the Two Emperors: The Minotaur League, (Taladas), and the Minotaur Imperium (Ansalon) agree to focus their own expansion to their respective hemispheres (Northern and Southern), setting the equator as the dividing line. Krynn is still a sizable planet, so something like how the Western and Eastern Roman Empires divided Rome's overall domain to make administration easier. However, either Emperor is allowed the challenge the other in the Games for ruler-ship of the whole if he chooses. This, of course is the long range plan, as it won't likely be completed in the life time of the agreeing rulers.
That sounds logical.

With a lot of other races to challenge them they don't really need to fight each other. Not in the short term anyway.