Ice, The

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The Ice was an alliance (?) of "secret" empires that were, in part, responsible for or benefitting from the advance of Arctic climes that have claimed many of the northernmost regions of the world and made them uninhabitable to life as we know it.

Based on the flags portrayed on the Lords1 home page, the Ice Lords included at least:

These "nations" claimed allegiance to other-worldly entities known cryptically as the <Others>, who have an interest in enslaving the planet (at best). Earth has apparently been protected from the <Others> in the past by "Anchors" that have sheilded it from intrusion. Destruction of one or more of the "Anchors" has provided openings through which the <Others> have been able to attract adherents and allies, as well as influence world events.

Anchors known to have been destroyed include: the True Cross (in Europe), the Q'aba (in Arabia), and the body of Buddha (in China). The location of these items in the northern hemisphere is theorized to relate to the advance of ice across regions closest to the Arctic.

"Gates" of entry (to our world) seem to be characterized by towering pillars.

The full history is given in the Ice War.

The Matter of the Ice: This has doubtless been tossed around in email or on the phone amongst the various players, but to make it moderately clear; the events now unfolding in Lords One had their genesis in certain actions taken (by players) on turn 44. Those actions, as well as many other events, have precipitated the global crisis that now faces everyone. Everything that has happened, once I made certain game design decisions on turn 44, has been in the hands of the players Ð knowing and unknowing! This is the folly of men, not gods. (Tom Harlan, Lords1 GM, T194)

See also White Tower, The.

The Ice
A great cold began to make some regions of the far north uninhabitable. The Azuchi Nisei had a report of Yukon having been abandoned (T186). Kobuk was found abandoned, and a resettlement of Yukon was forestalled (T187). A Swedish governeor witnessed a three-day long procession of Lapplanders heading south (T188). The Swedes sent an investigative team to the north the following year (T189). More Azuchi Nisei began a southward migration, and a Procuraran Master was shown the surprising 6 ft. annual advance of a glacier in Gronland (T190).

By T192:

  • the type-1 mountain ranges on the Central Asia and Trans-Caspian maps are considered type-2 mountain ranges.
  • the type-2 mountain ranges north of Tibet and the Caspian Sea, and east of the Urals are considered impassible.
  • Lake Bykal, Lake Balkash, and Lake Lagoda froze over and became (0/0) Tundra regions.

Accumulated Toll: 3 lakes lost

By T194:

  • the following regions were consumed by the Ice and are all now (0/0) Tundra regions:
    • North America: Tahltan, Tatlatu, Kwadacha, Athabasca, Tsattine, Kwadcha, Sasketchewan, Manitoba, Ojibwa, Nameluni, Ogoki, Eppinette, Tiagnami, Albany, Abitibi, Manicougon, Montagnais, Michikamu, Naskapi;
    • Eurasia: Hergelad, Trondelag, Vasterboten; Oulu, Mikelli, Sviria, Yaroslav, Kostroma, Suzdal, Murom, Suvar, Volga Bolgar, Rezh, Uze, Kazan, Ob, Tabolsk, Tarhain, Betpak, Ryatka, Osman, Tarbagatai, Yenisey and Angaraland.
  • the following sea zones became choked with permanent pack ice and are impassible to ships. However, they can be crossed by land units, counting as Mountain regions for movement:
    • Europe: Kolisky Zauv, White Sea, Arctic Ocean, Norwegian Sea, Gulf of Bothnia and Gulf of Finland.

Accumulated Toll: 43 regions, 6 sea zones, and 3 lakes lost

By T196:

  • the type-1 mountain ranges on the European, Eastern European, Central Asia and Trans-Caspian maps are now considered type-2 mountain ranges if the mountains are north of the Mediterranean / Black Sea / Caspian Sea.
  • the type-2 mountain ranges north of Tibet and the Caspian Sea, and east of the Urals, or north of the Baltic Sea are considered impassible.
  • the type-1 mountain ranges on the Western North America and Eastern North America maps, north of the line made by (from west to east) Yokuts, Gosuite, Arapaho, Michigamea, Wenro and Delaware are considered type-2 mountain rannges.
  • the type-2 mountains ranges north of that line are considered impassible.
  • the following additional regions were consumed by the Ice and are all now (0/0) Tundra regions:
    • North America: Sitkine, Kitwanga, Punchaw, Kakwa, Kinaskit, Sekani, River Cree, Kennesaw, Plains Cree, Plains Ojibwa, Yanktonai, Chippewa, Ottawa, Huron, Algonkin, Eastern Cree, Mecatina, Gronland;
    • Eurasia: Trondheim, Oopland, JŠmtland, Vaasa, Kymia, Veposkava, Kalinin, Tver, Muscovy, Seversk, Mordva, Urkel, Nogai, Uze, Kama Bulgar, Khirgiz, Otrar, Turgay, Balkash, Dzungaria and Chuguchak.
  • the following additional sea zones became choked with permanent pack ice and are impassible to ships. However, they can be crossed by land units, counting as Mountain regions for movement:
    • North America: Lake Superior, Lake Huron, The Pelbar Canal, The Gulf of St. Lawrence.
  • the following rivers became frozen solid and can be used as a royal road:
    • North America: St. Lawrence River;
    • Eurasia: The Volga River.

Accumulated Toll: 82 regions, 7 sea zones, 5 lakes, 2 river sections, and 1 canal lost

By T198:

  • the following additional regions were consumed by the Ice and are all now (0/0) Tundra regions:
    • North America: Timishian, Kitwanga, Carrier, Tautin, Kelowa, Naskup, Blackfoot, Sioux, Atsina, Assinboin, Minnewaska, Croix, Fox, Noquet, Potawatomi, Tobacco, Wyandot, Iroquois, Sokoki, Abenaki, Malecite, and Vinland;
    • Asia: Patzinak, Khazar, Saksiny, Ghuzz, Kama Bulgar, Chorasmia, Scythia, Avar, Frunze, Kuldja, Karluk, Wusu, Altai, Zaysan, Ulan-Kum, Ugria, Turkestan, Hovsgol, Buryat, Tatar, Kajar, Chitin, Tukuringa.

Accumulated Toll: 127 regions, 7 sea zones, 5 lakes, 2 rivers, and 1 canal lost

By T199:

  • the type-1 mountain ranges on the Western North America and Eastern North America maps, north of the line made by (from west to east) Tipia, Papago, Opata, Chiracaua, Navajo, Capitan, Comanche, and Mescalero are considered to be Type-2 mountains. All Type-2 mountains north of that line are considered impassible. This pretty much covers all of North America.
  • The Northern Caspian Sea and Aral Sea froze over and became (0/0) Tundra regions.
  • the following additional sea zones became choked with permanent pack ice and are impassible to ships. However, they can be crossed by land units, counting as Mountain regions for movement:
    • North America: Labrador Sea, Cape Race;
    • Eurasia: Freya Bank.
  • the following additional rivers became frozen solid and can be used as a royal road:
    • North America: Upper Great Snake;
    • Eurasia: Volga Canal.

Accumulated Toll: 127 regions, 10 sea zones, 7 lakes, 3 river sections, and 2 canals lost

By T200:

  • The Type-1 mountain ranges on the Western North America and Eastern North America maps, north of the line made by (from west to east) Tipia, Papago, Opata, Chiracaua, Navajo, Capitan, Comanche and Mescalero are considered to be Type-2 mountains. All Type-2 mountains north of that line are considered impassible. This pretty much covers all of North America.
  • The Type-1 mountain ranges on the European, Eastern European, Central Asia and Trans-Caspian maps are now considered type-2 mountain ranges if the mountains are north of the Mediterranean / Black Sea / Caspian Sea. The current type-2 mountain ranges north of Tibet and the Caspian Sea, and east of the Urals or north of the Baltic Sea are impassible.
  • These lakes: Lake Bykal, Lake Balkash, Lake Lagoda, Northern Caspian Sea, and Aral Sea are now (0/0 Tundra) regions as they have frozen over.
  • The sea zones of Northern Caspian Sea, Kolisky Zauv, White Sea, Arctic Ocean, Freya Bank, Norwegian Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Gulf of Finland, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, The Pelbar Canal, Labrador Sea, Cape Race and The Gulf of St. Lawrence are choked with permanent pack ice and are impassible to ships. They can, however, be crossed by land units, counting as Mountain regions for movement.
  • The rivers: Volga River, Volga Canal, Upper Great Snake, St. Lawrence River are frozen solid. Can be used as royal roads.
  • North America: Vinland, Micamac, Caranook, Pennacook, Poctumtuc, Mohawk, Sesquehana, Wenro, Erie, Saganaw, Muskegon, Sauk, Kickapoo, Santee, Shetek, Okoboji, Teton, Crow, Salish, Shuswap, Cocalla, Kalispel, Nicolua, Chemakum, Comox, and Kwakiutl.
  • Asia: Tukuringa, Chitin, Kajar, Mongol, Buryat, Hovsgol, Turkestan, Ugira, Ulan-Kum, Zaysan, Altai, Wusu, Karluk, Kuldja, Frunze, Avar, Scythia, Chorasmia, Kama bulgar, Ghuzz, Vasi, Alan, Kuban, Taman, Patzinak, Torki, Cuman, Pereaslavl, Chernigov, Smolensk, Kirivitch, Rzhev, Livonia, Novgorod, Turku, Kopparberg, Norway, Hordaland, Fjordane, and Iceland.
  • All provinces north of this line are now (0/0) Tundra regions. The Silk Road is shut down due to ice, and all silk regions are normal.

By T201:

  • The Type-1 mountain ranges on the Western North America and Eastern North America maps, north of the line made by (from west to east) Tipia, Papago, Opata, Chiracaua, Navajo, Capitan, Comanche and Mescalero are considered to be Type-2 mountains. All Type-2 mountains north of that line are considered impassible. This pretty much covers all of North America.
  • The Type-1 mountain ranges on the European, Eastern European, Central Asia and Trans-Caspian maps are now considered type-2 mountain ranges if the mountains are north of the Mediterranean / Black Sea / Caspian Sea. The current type-2 mountain ranges north of Tibet and the Caspian Sea, and east of the Urals or north of the Baltic Sea are impassible.
  • These lakes: Lake Bykal, Lake Balkash, Lake Lagoda, Northern Caspian Sea, and Aral Sea are now (0/0 Tundra) regions as they have frozen over.
  • The sea zones of Northern Caspian Sea, Kolisky Zauv, White Sea, Arctic Ocean, Freya Bank, Norwegian Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Gulf of Finland, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, The Pelbar Canal, Labrador Sea, Cape Race and The Gulf of St. Lawrence are choked with permanent pack ice and are impassible to ships. They can, however, be crossed by land units, counting as Mountain regions for movement.
  • The rivers: Volga River, Volga Canal, Upper Great Snake, St. Lawrence River are frozen solid. Can be used as royal roads.
  • North America: Vinland, Micamac, Caranook, Pennacook, Poctumtuc, Mohawk, Sesquehana, Wenro, Erie, Saganaw, Muskegon, Sauk, Kickapoo, Santee, Shetek, Okoboji, Teton, Crow, Salish, Shuswap, Cocalla, Kalispel, Nicolua, Chemakum, Comox, and Kwakiutl.
  • Asia: Tukuringa, Chitin, Kajar, Mongol, Buryat, Hovsgol, Turkestan, Ugira, Ulan-Kum, Zaysan, Altai, Wusu, Karluk, Kuldja, Frunze, Avar, Scythia, Chorasmia, Kama bulgar, Ghuzz, Vasi, Alan, Kuban, Taman, Patzinak, Torki, Cuman, Pereaslavl, Chernigov, Smolensk, Kirivitch, Rzhev, Livonia, Novgorod, Turku, Kopparberg, Norway, Hordaland, Fjordane, and Iceland.
  • All provinces north of this line are now (0/0) Tundra regions. The Silk Road is shut down due to ice, and all silk regions are normal.

By T202:

  • The Type-1 mountain ranges on the Western North America and Eastern North America maps, north of the line made by (from west to east) Tipia, Papago, Opata, Chiracaua, Navajo, Capitan, Comanche and Mescalero are considered to be Type-2 mountains. All Type-2 mountains north of that line are considered impassible. This pretty much covers all of North America.
  • The Type-1 mountain ranges on the European, Eastern European, Central Asia and Trans-Caspian maps are now considered type-2 mountain ranges if the mountains are north of the Mediterranean / Black Sea / Caspian Sea. The current type-2 mountain ranges north of Tibet and the Caspian Sea, and east of the Urals or north of the Baltic Sea are impassible.
  • These lakes: Lake Bykal, Lake Balkash, Lake Lagoda, Northern Caspian Sea, and Aral Sea are now (0/0 Tundra) regions as they have frozen over.
  • The sea zones of Cape Lopatka, Bosheva Bay, Sea of Ochosk, Tatarsky Strait, Northern Caspian Sea, Kolisky Zauv, White Sea, Arctic Ocean, Freya Bank, Norwegian Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea, Skaggerak, Nantucket Sea, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, The Pelbar Canal, Labrador Sea, Cape Race, The Gulf of St. Lawrence, Cook Inlet, Shelikof Strait, and Bristol Bay are choked with permanent pack ice and are impassible to ships. They can, however, be crossed by land units, counting as Mountain regions for movement.
  • The rivers: Volga River, Volga Canal, Upper Great Snake, St. Lawrence River are frozen solid. Can be used as royal roads.
  • North America: Vinland, Micamac, Caranook, Pennacook, Poctumtuc, Mohawk, Sesquehana, Wenro, Erie, Saganaw, Muskegon, Sauk, Kickapoo, Santee, Shetek, Okoboji, Teton, Crow, Salish, Shuswap, Cocalla, Kalispel, Nicolua, Chemakum, Comox, and Kwakiutl.
  • Asia: Tumin, Khungari, Kurshin, Tyrma, Helionkang, Higgan, Dalai Nor, Khitan, Khingan, Khrebet, Henyitin, Tamarin, Uigur, Ayaguz, Shan, Beshbalik, Jungaria, Tien Shan, Kuldja, Ferghana, Kara-Khitai, Bokhara, Khwarzim, Khazakh, Vasi, Alan, Kuban, Taman, Levedia, Atelzuko, Kiev, Kur, Livonia, Latvia, Smaland, Halland, Agder, Hordaland and Iceland.
  • All provinces north of this line are now (0/0) Tundra regions. The Silk Road is shut down due to ice, and all silk regions are normal.

By T203:

  • The Type-1 mountain ranges on the Western North America and Eastern North America maps, north of the line made by (from west to east) Tipia, Papago, Opata, Chiracaua, Navajo, Capitan, Comanche and Mescalero are considered to be Type-2 mountains. All Type-2 mountains north of that line are considered impassible. This pretty much covers all of North America.
  • The Type-1 mountain ranges on the European, Eastern European, Central Asia and Trans-Caspian maps are now considered type-2 mountain ranges if the mountains are north of the Mediterranean / Black Sea / Caspian Sea. The current type-2 mountain ranges north of Tibet and the Caspian Sea, and east of the Urals or north of the Baltic Sea are impassible.
  • These lakes: Lake Bykal, Lake Balkash, Lake Lagoda, Northern Caspian Sea, and Aral Sea are now (0/0 Tundra) regions as they have frozen over.
  • The sea zones of Cape Lopatka, Bosheva Bay, Sea of Ochosk, Tatarsky Strait, Northern Caspian Sea, Kolisky Zauv, White Sea, Arctic Ocean, Freya Bank, Norwegian Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea, Skaggerak, Nantucket Sea, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, The Pelbar Canal, Labrador Sea, Cape Race, The Gulf of St. Lawrence, Cook Inlet, Shelikof Strait, and Bristol Bay are choked with permanent pack ice and are impassible to ships. They can, however, be crossed by land units, counting as Mountain regions for movement.
  • The rivers: Volga River, Volga Canal, Upper Great Snake, St. Lawrence River are frozen solid. Can be used as royal roads.
  • North America: Vinland, Micamac, Caranook, Pennacook, Poctumtuc, Mohawk, Sesquehana, Wenro, Erie, Saganaw, Muskegon, Sauk, Kickapoo, Santee, Shetek, Okoboji, Teton, Crow, Salish, Shuswap, Cocalla, Kalispel, Nicolua, Chemakum, Comox, and Kwakiutl.
  • Asia: Tumin, Khungari, Kurshin, Tyrma, Helionkang, Higgan, Dalai Nor, Khitan, Khingan, Khrebet, Henyitin, Tamarin, Uigur, Ayaguz, Shan, Beshbalik, Jungaria, Tien Shan, Kuldja, Ferghana, Kara-Khitai, Bokhara, Khwarzim, Khazakh, Vasi, Alan, Kuban, Taman, Levedia, Atelzuko, Kiev, Kur, Livonia, Latvia, Smaland, Halland, Agder, Hordaland and Iceland.
  • All provinces north of this line are now (0/0) Tundra regions. The Silk Road is shut down due to ice, and all silk regions are normal.

By the end of turn 204, the Ice withdrew one province:

  • The Type-1 mountain ranges on the Western North America and Eastern North America maps, north of the line made by (from west to east) Tipia, Papago, Opata, Chiracaua, Navajo, Capitan, Comanche and Mescalero are considered to be Type-2 mountains. All Type-2 mountains north of that line are considered impassible. This pretty much covers all of North America.
  • The Type-1 mountain ranges on the European, Eastern European, Central Asia and Trans-Caspian maps are now considered type-2 mountain ranges if the mountains are north of the Mediterranean / Black Sea / Caspian Sea. The current type-2 mountain ranges north of Tibet and the Caspian Sea, and east of the Urals or north of the Baltic Sea are impassible.
  • These lakes: Lake Bykal, Lake Balkash, Lake Lagoda, Northern Caspian Sea, and Aral Sea are now (0/0 Tundra) regions as they have frozen over.
  • The sea zones of Cape Lopatka, Bosheva Bay, Northern Caspian Sea, Kolisky Zauv, White Sea, Arctic Ocean, Norwegian Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Gulf of Finland, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, The Pelbar Canal, The Gulf of St. Lawrence, Cook Inlet, Shelikof Strait, and Bristol Bay are choked with permanent pack ice and are impassible to ships. They can, however, be crossed by land units, counting as Mountain regions for movement.
  • The rivers: Volga River, Volga Canal, Upper Great Snake, St. Lawrence River are frozen solid. Can be used as royal roads.
  • North America: Malecite, Abenaki, Wawenook, Iroqouis, Sesquehanna, Wenro, Saginaw, Potawatomi, Sauk, Kickapoo, Iowa, Santee, Shetek, Okoboji, Teton, Crow, Sioux, blackfoot, Cocalla, Kalispel, Nicolua, Kelowa, Chilicotin, Carrier, Kitwanga, Sitkine, Tlatlatu, Nahani, Titshotina, Dogrib, Kwachottine, Han, Tagish, Ahtena, Tanaina, Tyonek, Kaiyuh, Tyukon, and Akhlun.
  • Asia: Amur, Zvoron, Turana, Humahe, Liao, Chitin, Kajar, Khrebet, Henyitin, Tamarin, Telmen, Oriot, Tanu, Altai, Wusu, karluk, Dzungaria, Frunze, Otarsh, Singanakh, Kyzl-Kum, Khazakh, Kul’sary, Saksiny, Urkel, Torki, Cuman, Pereslavl, Chernigov, Smolensk, Kirivitch, Rzhev, Veposkava, Kymia, Estonia, Saarema, Uppsala, Kopparborg, Norway, Oopland and Trondheim.
  • All provinces north of (and including) this line of provinces are now (0/0) Tundra regions. The Silk Road is shut down due to ice, and all silk regions are normal.

By the end of turn 205, the Ice neither advanced nor withdrew.

  • The Type-1 mountain ranges on the Western North America and Eastern North America maps, north of the line made by (from west to east) Tipia, Papago, Opata, Chiracaua, Navajo, Capitan, Comanche and Mescalero are considered to be Type-2 mountains. All Type-2 mountains north of that line are considered impassible. This pretty much covers all of North America.
  • The Type-1 mountain ranges on the European, Eastern European, Central Asia and Trans-Caspian maps are now considered type-2 mountain ranges if the mountains are north of the Mediterranean / Black Sea / Caspian Sea. The current type-2 mountain ranges north of Tibet and the Caspian Sea, and east of the Urals or north of the Baltic Sea are impassible.
  • These lakes: Lake Bykal, Lake Balkash, Lake Lagoda, Northern Caspian Sea, and Aral Sea are now (0/0 Tundra) regions as they have frozen over.
  • The sea zones of Cape Lopatka, Bosheva Bay, Northern Caspian Sea, Kolisky Zauv, White Sea, Arctic Ocean, Norwegian Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, Gulf of Finland, Lake Superior, Lake Huron, The Pelbar Canal, The Gulf of St. Lawrence, Cook Inlet, Shelikof Strait, and Bristol Bay are choked with permanent pack ice and are impassible to ships. They can, however, be crossed by land units, counting as Mountain regions for movement.
  • The rivers: Volga River, Volga Canal, Upper Great Snake, St. Lawrence River are frozen solid. Can be used as royal roads.
  • North America: Malecite, Abenaki, Wawenook, Iroqouis, Sesquehanna, Wenro, Saginaw, Potawatomi, Sauk, Kickapoo, Iowa, Santee, Shetek, Okoboji, Teton, Crow, Sioux, blackfoot, Cocalla, Kalispel, Nicolua, Kelowa, Chilicotin, Carrier, Kitwanga, Sitkine, Tlatlatu, Nahani, Titshotina, Dogrib, Kwachottine, Han, Tagish, Ahtena, Tanaina, Tyonek, Kaiyuh, Tyukon, and Akhlun.
  • Asia: Amur, Zvoron, Turana, Humahe, Liao, Chitin, Kajar, Khrebet, Henyitin, Tamarin, Telmen, Oriot, Tanu, Altai, Wusu, karluk, Dzungaria, Frunze, Otarsh, Singanakh, Kyzl-Kum, Khazakh, Kul’sary, Saksiny, Urkel, Torki, Cuman, Pereslavl, Chernigov, Smolensk, Kirivitch, Rzhev, Veposkava, Kymia, Turku, Uppsala, Kopparborg, Norway, Oopland and Trondheim.
  • All provinces north of (and including) this line of provinces are now (0/0) Tundra regions. The Silk Road is shut down due to ice, and all silk regions are normal.

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