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Scenario Background: Minotaurus

Before he ascended the throne of Crete, Minos struggled with his brothers for the right to rule. Minos prayed to Poseidon to send him a snow-white bull, as a sign of approval by the gods for his reign. He promised to sacrifice the bull as an offering, and as a symbol of subservience. A beautiful white bull rose from the sea, but when Minos saw it, he coveted it for himself. He assumed that Poseidon would not mind, so he kept it and sacrificed the best specimen from his herd instead. When Poseidon learned about the deceit, he made Pasipha, Minos' wife, fall madly in love with the bull. She had Daedalus, the famous architect, make a wooden cow for her. Pasipha climbed into the decoy to seduce the white bull. The offspring of their lovemaking was a monster called the Minotaur.

Now it happened that Androgeus, son of Minos, had been killed by the Athenians, who were jealous of the victories he had won at the Panathenaic festival. Others say he was killed at Marathon, Greece by the Cretan bull, his mother's former taurine lover, which Aegeus, king of Athens, had commanded him to slay. The common tradition is that Minos waged war to avenge the death of his son, and won. However, Catullus, in his account of the Minotaur's birth refers to another version in which Athens was "compelled by the cruel plague to pay penalties for the killing of Androgeon." In this version, the Athenians are made to ask Minos what they can do to stop a terrible plague that has come upon them, and he was thus given power to make demands of them. In either case, Minos required that seven Athenian youths and seven maidens, drawn by lots, be sent every ninth year (some accounts say every year) to be devoured by the Minotaur.

When the third sacrifice came round, Theseus volunteered to go to slay the monster. He promised to his father, Aegeus, that he would put up a white sail on his journey back home if he was successful. Ariadne, the daughter of Minos, fell in love with Theseus and helped him get out of the labyrinth. In most accounts she gives him a ball of thread, allowing him to retrace his path. Theseus killed the Minotaur with Aegus' sword and led the other Athenians back out of the labyrinth.


The players represent greek heroes willing to fight againt the minotaur on one of the first sacrifices

Starting conditions:

- NPCs start classical
- 6 players in fiefdoms 5,12,6,10,2,16 starting with 100 knights
- fiefdoms 2,16,12 start with 2 ships with 50 men capacity
- aggressive Minotaur AI (starts enhanced) in fiefdom 9
- Privileges necessary for: agricultural research, raise knights, hire mercenaries and ship building
- earnings from mines etc. enhanced, townsmen earn 10-20
- overlordprotection
- no oaths to other players
- advanced AI
- no 500s in the name of overlord
- first attackround 6
- Agricultural factor 0,15
- movement through NPCs wih favors not possible
- startyear -1482
- fast turns

Winning conditions:

- after moving to fiefdom 9 it is possible to get the privilege "entry to labyrinth"

Victory if privileg and fiefdom 9 is owned

The privileges (5000 Gold):

  1. Agricultural research
  2. build ships
  3. Raise knights
  4. Hire mercenaries
  5. Entry to the labyrinth

Notes & Requirements:

You must have played at least 1 games to play.

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