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Republic of Rome "Auctoritas" History
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Period     Early Republic Scenario
Turn       7 

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I. Mortality Phase
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The gods are pleased to take no Senator's life.
             
--- Factions --- 
*** Manus          Treasury: 0t   Influence:43  Votes:9/14 +4
                   M  O  L  I  P
#7   Fulvius       2  2  8  9       --PM-- +Veto 1Kni 
                                     "Land Commissioner" 12t 
#9   Aurelius      2  3  7 15  3 pc 2Kni "Armaments" 14t 
                                     (Sicily:3 [4-5-6])
#13  Flaminius     4  2  6 15 11 pc -DI- P 4t 
#18  Quinctius   L 3  2  6  4       2Kni 1t "Tax Farmer 6"                            
     1 Card

*** Aquila         Treasury: 0t   Influence:22  Votes:8/8 
                   M  O  L  I  P             
#1   Cornelius   L 4  3  9 12  3 pc -FC- "Tax Farmer 1"      
#11  Papirius      1  2  6  8 -5     
#16  Calpurnius    1  2  9  2       1Kni 4t 
     No Cards

*** Parma  [Eliminated per rule 5.3.]  

*** Luna Crescens  Treasury: 20t Influence:50  Votes:6/8 
                   M  O  L  I  P 
#2   Fabius      L 4  2  9 20  5 pc "Egyptian Grain", "Ship Building",
                                    "Tax Farmer 3" 3t
                                    (Sardinia-Corsica:1 [6-7-8])
#4   Julius        4  3  9 17  2 pc LA 4t 
#8   Furius        3  3  8 13  5 pc LA 4t       
     2 Cards

*** Corona         Treasury: 9t  Influence:22  Votes:9/9  
                   M  O  L  I  P    
#14  Aelius        3  4  7 11    pc    
#19  Aemilius    L 4  2  8 11    pc -CE- 3Kni 
     No Cards

*** Porta          Treasury: 0t  Influence:31  Votes:5/5 
                   M  O  L  I  P 
#3   Valerius      1  2 10  8       -MH- "Mining"    
#15  Sulpicius     3  2  8  7  2 pc -RC-          
#20  Terentius   L 2  1  6 16  3 pc "Sicilian Grain" 1t  
     4 Cards

*** Unaligned Senators 
#12  Acilius       2  2  7  3 
#17  Plautius      2  1  6  2


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II. Revenue Phase
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Pontifex Maximus Temple Collections: 5 

--- Provincial Improvements 
Sardinia-Corsica: dr 2  +1(Honest) = 3, Unimproved
Sicily:           dr 5  +1(Honest) = 6, Improved (Aurelius gains 3 Inf)

--- Personal Treasuries
Faction
      Old  + Income + Provinces = Total
Manus         31  +   21   +     0     =  52
Aquila         4  +    8   +     0     =  12
Luna Crescens 31  +   12   +     0     =  43
Corona         9  +    7   +     0     =  16
Porta          1  +   12   +     0     =  13

--- State Treasury
Current Treasury   =  45
Annual Revenue     = 100 
Provincial Income  =   5 (Sicily: 5+2 = 7, Sardinia: -1-1 = -2) 
Force Maintenance  = -52 (24 legions, 2 fleets)
Active Wars        = -20 (2nd Punic) 
Land Bills         = -15 (II,III)
New State Treasury = 45 +100 +5 -52 -20 -15 = 63t

--- Provincial Unit Builds 
Sardinia-Corsica:  None.
Sicily:            3 Armies, 1 Fleet 

--- Governor Terms 
Sardinia-Corsica  Fabius of Luna Crescens : begins term 2, Honest
Sicily            Aurelius of Manus : Returns to Rome, Honest
 
--- Contributions to State Treasury and Transfers to Other Factions 
None.

Total Contributions = 0 ; State Treasury = 63t

--- Factions (after redistribution)---
*** Manus          Treasury: 0t   Influence:46  Votes:14/14 +4
                   M  O  L  I  P
#7   Fulvius       2  2  8  9       --PM-- +Veto 1Kni 
                                     "Land Commissioner" 20t 
#9   Aurelius      2  3  7 18  3 pc 2Kni "Armaments" 15t 
#13  Flaminius     4  2  6 15 11 pc -DI- P 13t 
#18  Quinctius   L 3  2  6  4       2Kni "Tax Farmer 6" 4t                            
     1 Card

*** Aquila         Treasury: 0t   Influence:22  Votes:8/8 
                   M  O  L  I  P             
#1   Cornelius   L 4  3  9 12  3 pc -FC- "Tax Farmer 1"      
#11  Papirius      1  2  6  8 -5    6t 
#16  Calpurnius    1  2  9  2       1Kni 6t 
     No Cards

*** Parma  [Eliminated per rule 5.3.]  

*** Luna Crescens  Treasury: 0t Influence:50  Votes:6/8 
                   M  O  L  I  P 
#2   Fabius      L 4  2  9 20  5 pc "Egyptian Grain", "Ship Building",
                                    "Tax Farmer 3" 
                                    (Sardinia-Corsica:2 [6-7-8])
#4   Julius        4  3  9 17  2 pc LA 25t 
#8   Furius        3  3  8 13  5 pc LA 18t       
     2 Cards

*** Corona         Treasury: 0t  Influence:22  Votes:9/9  
                   M  O  L  I  P    
#14  Aelius        3  4  7 11    pc    
#19  Aemilius    L 4  2  8 11    pc -CE- 3Kni 16t
     No Cards

*** Porta          Treasury: 0t  Influence:31  Votes:5/5 
                   M  O  L  I  P 
#3   Valerius      1  2 10  8       -MH- "Mining"    
#15  Sulpicius     3  2  8  7  2 pc -RC-          
#20  Terentius   L 2  1  6 16  3 pc "Sicilian Grain" 13t  
     4 Cards

*** Unaligned Senators 
#12  Acilius       2  2  7  3 
#17  Plautius      2  1  6  2

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III. Forum Phase
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Manpower Shortage discarded.
Storm at Sea discarded. 
Drought discarded.

--- 1st Initiative: Manus 
Initiative Roll 7: EVENT roll = 3+4+1 = 8 -> EPIDEMIC!!!
  Roll call of those six persons whom the gods do not favor: 
    #15 Sulpicius of Porta, -RC-:
a state funeral should be held.
     #2 Fabius of Luna Crescens: He's not in Rome, so he only gets the flu!
    #21 Servilius: I believe he's the janitor of the Curia; he'll be missed.
     #9 Aurelius of Manus: 2Kni and 15t lost; "Armaments" placed in Forum;
        (Some say he brought back the plague when he returned from Sicily!)
    #22 Porcius: son of the murdered Parma faction leader Cato the Elder.
    "None": Some lucky soul was reprieved by the gods today.
Flaminius spends 6t to persuade Aelius of Corona.
  Base = 2 Ora + 15 Inf + 6t - 14 Loy = +9
  Counter-bribes not possible.
  Base = 9; roll of 8; succeeds!  Aelius joins Manus Faction with his new 6t 
Flaminius spends 5t to attract a Knight: rolls a 6 + 5 = 11; succeeds!
#19 Flaminius becomes new Faction Leader of Manus.
  
--- 2nd Initiative: Aquila 
Initiative Roll 4: Draws a Red Card
Cornelius spends no talents to attract a Knight: rolls a 3; fails!

--- 3rd Initiative: Luna Crescens 
Initiative Roll 4: Draws a Red Card 
Julius spends 9t to persuade Aelius of Manus.
  Base = 3 Ora + 17 Inf + 9t - 14 Loy -6t = +9
  Counterbribes not possible.  
  Base = 9; roll of 4; succeeds!  Aelius joins Luna Crescens Faction, 9t richer.
Julius spends no talents to attract a Knight: rolls a 2 + 0 = 2; fails! 
#4 Julius becomes new Faction Leader of Luna Crescens. 

--- 4th Initiative: Corona 
Initiative Roll 8: Draws a Red Card
Aemilius spends 12t to persuade Quinctius of Manus.
 
Base = 2 ora + 11 Inf + 13t - 13 Loy - 4t = +9
  Counterbribes not possible. 
  Base = 9; roll of 8; succeeds! Quinctius joins Corona Faction, 13t richer.
Aemilius spends 3t to attract a Knight: rolls a 3 + 3 6; succeeds!

--- 5th Initiative: Porta 
Initiative Roll 3: Draws Syrian War - Active war
Terentius spends no talents to persuade #12 Acilius from the Forum.
  Base = 1 Ora + 16 Inf - 7 Loy = +10
  Counterbribes not possible.
  Base = 10; roll of 6; succeeds! Acilius joins Porta Faction.
Terentius spends no talents to attract a Knight: rolls a 1; fails!

--- 6th Initiative: Maximum bids are shown for all. [Deck depleted.]
Factions      Bids
Manus:         10t by Fulvius 
Aquila:         0t (none received, but unable to outbid Manus)
Luna Crescens:  6t by Furius
Corona:         0t
Porta:          7t by Terentius
Manus wins the Initiative and pays 10t. (No one else bid sufficient 
talents to wrest the Initiative away.  Aquila sent no orders but has 
a maximum of 6t available to bid, so he can't supercede Manus.) 
Initiative Roll 9: No card available; deck depleted.
Fulvius attempts to persuade unaligned #17 Plautius with 4t.
  Base = 2 Ora + 9 Inf + 4t - 6 Loy = 9
  No counter-bribes possible
  Base = 9; roll of 7 = Succeeds!
Plautius joins Faction Manus
, 4t richer.
No Knight, no games, no change of leader.

--- Curia Rolls:
Tax Farmer 2:   5  returns to Forum
Tax Farmer 5:   6  returns to Forum
#10 Junius:     3 
#6  Manlius:    1    
#5  Claudius:   1   
#15 Sulpicius   2 
#9  Aurelius    3

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IV. Population Phase
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HRAO is Flaminius of Manus, Dictator
Current Unrest Level   3 
Unprosecuted Wars      +1
Drought Event          0
Adjusted Unrest Level  4 
HRAO Popularity        11 
Population Roll        12 + 11 = 23 (-3 from Unrest Level)
New Unrest Level       3 - 3 = 0

--- Factions ---
 
*** Manus          Treasury: 0t   Influence:26  Votes:7/7 +4
                   M  O  L  I  P
#7   Fulvius       2  2  8  9       --PM-- +Veto 1Kni 
                                     "Land Commissioner" 6t 
#13  Flaminius   L 4  2  6 15 11 pc -DI- P LA 1Kni 2t 
#17  Plautius      2  1  6  2       4t
     2 Cards

*** Aquila         Treasury: 0t   Influence:22  Votes:8/8 
                   M  O  L  I  P             
#1   Cornelius   L 4  3  9 12  3 pc -FC- LA "Tax Farmer 1"      
#11  Papirius      1  2  6  8 -5    6t 
#16  Calpurnius    1  2  9  2       1Kni 6t 
     1 Card

*** Parma  [Eliminated per rule 5.3.]  

*** Luna Crescens  Treasury: 0t Influence:61  Votes:10/12 
                   M  O  L  I  P 
#2   Fabius        4  2  9 20  5 pc "Egyptian Grain", "Ship Building",
                                    "Tax Farmer 3" 
                                    (Sardinia-Corsica:2 [6-7-8])
#4   Julius      L 4  3  9 17  2 pc LA 16t 
#8   Furius        3  3  8 13  5 pc LA 18t 
#14  Aelius        3  4  7 11    pc 15t         
     3 Cards

*** Corona         Treasury: 0t  Influence:15  Votes:10/10  
                   M  O  L  I  P    
#18  Quinctius     3  2  6  4       2Kni "Tax Farmer 6" 17t 
#19  Aemilius    L 4  2  8 11    pc -CE- 4Kni  
     1 Card

*** Porta          Treasury: 0t  Influence:27  Votes:5/5 
                   M  O  L  I  P 
#3   Valerius      1  2 10  8       -MH- "Mining"  
#12  Acilius       2  2  7  3       
#20  Terentius   L 2  1  6 16  3 pc "Sicilian Grain" 13t  
     4 Cards

*** Unaligned Senators 
None.

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V. Senate Phase
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***Votes Available = 40 (Man:7 Aqu:8 Lun:10 Cor:10 Por:5)
Flaminius of Manus (-DI-) is Presiding Magistrate
-- Consuls 
Flaminius nominates: Plautius of Manus and Calpurnius of Aquila
Voting Order: AQU LUN COR POR MAN 
Votes:         +8 -10 -10  -5  +7 (+15 -25) = -10; Motion fails!

Flaminius nominates: Quinctius of Corona and Aelius of Luna Crescens
Voting Order: AQU    LUN    COR POR MAN 
Votes:         -8  +10+14t  +10  -5 Abs (+34 -13) = +21; Motion Passes!
Quinctius
chooses FIELD CONSUL (gains 5 Influence and PC marker) 
Aelius chooses ROME CONSUL (gains 5 Influence and PC marker) 

Aelius of Luna Crescens (-RC-)is now the Presiding Magistrate 
   
-- Censor 
Aelius nominates: Cornelius of Aquila 
Voting Order: POR  MAN         COR AQU LUN 
Votes:         -5 VETO by P.M.              Motion Fails!

Aelius nominates: Aemelius of Corona 
Voting Order:  MAN AQU POR COR LUN 
Votes:          -7  -8  -5 +10 +10 = (+20 -20) = 0; Motion Fails! 
 
Aelius nominates: Flaminius of Manus 
Voting Order:  MAN COR POR AQU LUN  
Votes:          -7 -10  -5  +8 -10 = (+8 -32) = -24; Motion Fails!

Aelius nominates: Terentius of Porta 
Voting Order:  POR MAN AQU COR LUN  
Votes:          +5  +7 Abs +10 VETO = +22; VETOED! 
Vetoed by a Tribune of Luna Crescens

Aelius nominates: Furius of Luna Crescens 
Voting Order:  AQU POR MAN COR LUN 
Votes:         Abs  -5 Abs +10 +10 = (+20 -5) = +15; Motion Passes! 
Furius of Luna Crescens becomes Censor; gains 5 Inf.
Furius of Luna Crescens is now the Presiding Magistrate.
 
-- Prosecutions 
None. 

Aelius of Luna Crescens is once again Presiding Magistrate.

Fulvius, the Pontifex Maximus, assigns a priesthood to Plautius of Manus.
-- Governorships 
Aelius nominates a slate of Governors: 
Acilius of Porta to Illyricum 
Plautius of Manus to Cisalpine Gaul 
Julius of Luna Crescens to Sicily 
Voting Order:  MAN POR AQU COR LUN 
Votes:         Abs  +5 Abs +10 +10 = +25; Motion Passes!
Acilius, Plautius, and Julius leave Rome for their provinces.

-- Open Session
 

***Votes Available = 34[38] (Man:6[10] Aqu:8 Lun:7 Cor:10 Por:3)

Aelius adjourns the Senate.

***
Due to the persistent lack of Roman resistance, Hannibal and his Punic 
Warriors continue to overrun the Italian Peninsula, destroying the 
6th Tax Farmer Concession of Quinctius of Corona.  [The other target of 
Punic wrath is the already destroyed Tax farmer #2.]

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VI. Combat Phase
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PROVINCIAL WAR (Cisalpine Gaul)
The province of Cisalpine Gaul must attack the 2nd Punic War.  [Rule 14.4]
2nd Punic War
(15/5  D10/S11,15) +3 (Hamilcar D8/S12) + 7 (Hannibal D9/S16) = 25 
Cisalpine Gaul base strength = 1; no armies, no legions, no fleets 
Governor Plautius thus has a strength of 1 + 2 = 3 
Combat bonus is 3 - 25 = -22 
Rolls an 7 -22 = -15; DEFEAT!!! Governor Plautius is killed. 
Rome loses its province of Cisalpine Gaul.
Cisalpine Gaul now adds its base strength of 1/0 to the 2nd Punic War.
 

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VII. Revolution Phase
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Manus: No action.
Aquila: No action.
Luna Crescens: No action.
Corona: No action.
Porta: No action.

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VIII. End of Turn 7
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--- State of the Republic ---
Treasury             63t (AR 100)
Unrest Level         0
Land Bills           III, II
Laws                 .
Legions              24: 19Reg, 5Vet(II,III,IV,V,VI)
Fleets               2
Active Wars          2nd Punic War (15/5  D10/S11,15) [25t spoils] (unprosecuted)
                        - Also increase strength by Cisalpine Gaul's base: 1/0
                        - Tax Farmer dr, Victory Creates 2 Spanish Provinces -
                     Syrian War (6/2  D16,S15) [45t spoils]

Active Leaders       Hannibal +7 (Punic Wars) D9/S16  -Tax Farmer dr- 
                     Hamilcar +3 (Punic Wars) D8/S12                          
                     Antiochus III +5 (Syrian War) D14/S17
       
Inactive Wars        .
                                         
Cards in Deck        0/31 (3 cards held by former Parma player added to deck.) 
HRAO                 #14 Aelius of Luna Crescens -RC-  

           --- Forum --- 
Concessions          Armaments    
Events               Epidemic
Provinces            .

                     
Senators             .    
 
           --- Curia ---            
Senators             #10  Junius        1  2  8  3
                     #6   Manlius       3  2  7  4 
                     #5   Claudius      2  3  7  4  
                     #15  Sulpicius     3  2  8  2                 
                     #9   Aurelius      2  3  7  3   
                     #17  Plautius      2  1  6  2    
Concessions          Tax Farmer 2, Tax Farmer 5, Tax Farmer 6                 
Leaders              . 
                     
--- Factions --- 
*** Manus          Treasury: 0t   Influence:24  Votes:6/6 +4
                   M  O  L  I  P
#7   Fulvius       2  2  8  9       --PM-- -Veto 1Kni 
                                     "Land Commissioner" 6t 
#13  Flaminius   L 4  2  6 15 11 pc P LA 1Kni 2t 
     2 Cards

*** Aquila         Treasury: 0t   Influence:22  Votes:8/8 
                   M  O  L  I  P             
#1   Cornelius   L 4  3  9 12  3 pc LA "Tax Farmer 1"      
#11  Papirius      1  2  6  8 -5    6t 
#16  Calpurnius    1  2  9  2       1Kni 6t 
     1 Card

*** Parma  [Eliminated per rule 5.3.]  

*** Luna Crescens  Treasury: 0t Influence:71  Votes:7/12 
                   M  O  L  I  P 
#2   Fabius        4  2  9 20  5 pc "Egyptian Grain", "Ship Building",
                                    "Tax Farmer 3" 
                                    (Sardinia-Corsica:2 [6-7-8])
#4   Julius      L 4  3  9 17  2 pc LA 10t (Sicily:1 [7-8-9])
#8   Furius        3  3  8 18  5 pc -CE- LA 10t 
#14  Aelius        3  4  7 16    pc -RC- 15t         
     2 Cards

*** Corona         Treasury: 0t  Influence:20  Votes:10/10  
                   M  O  L  I  P    
#18  Quinctius     3  2  6  9    pc -FC- 2Kni 17t 
#19  Aemilius    L 4  2  8 11    pc 4Kni  
     1 Card

*** Porta          Treasury: 0t  Influence:27  Votes:3/5 
                   M  O  L  I  P 
#3   Valerius      1  2 10  8       "Mining"  
#12  Acilius       2  2  7  3       (Illyricum:1 [7-8-9]) 
#20  Terentius   L 2  1  6 16  3 pc "Sicilian Grain" 13t  
     4 Cards

*** Unaligned Senators 
None.

--- Roman Forces ---            
Force Pool            1 Leg: I     

                     23 Fle: III-XXV 

Rome                 24 Leg: 19Reg (VII-XXV); 5Vet (II,III,IV,V,VI)
                      2 Fle: I-II 
                                                                                    
--- Legion Allegiance ---
II  - Flaminius of Manus
III - Julius of Luna Crescens 
IV  - Cornelius of Aquila
V   - Furius of Luna Crescens
VI  - none 
 
--- Provincial Forces ---
Province           Base Arm Fle  Max  Tax Gov Notes
Sardinia-Corsica    0/0  0   0    0/3  5   4  Governor: Fabius of Luna Crescens
Sicily              2/0  8   2   10/5 30   4  Governor: Julis of Luna Crescens 
Illyricum        b  2/0  0   0    5/0  5   2  Governor: Acilius of Porta

Cisalpine Gaul   b  1/0  0   0    5/0 15   0  Controlled by Hannibal of Carthage

b = province is subject to barbarian raids

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Victory Determination 
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No single senator had 35 Influence points, the enemies of Rome are not strong 
enough to bring down the state, the people of Rome are relatively content, and 
there are no rebels.  Therefore, the winner of this contest is the Luna Crescens 
Faction which had accumulated among its Senators a combined Influence level of 
71 points.
  Porta with 27 points came second, then Manus with 24 points, Aquila 
with 22, and Corona at 20 points.  

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GM Commentary 
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The GM sees all messages and therefore learns of all alliances, plots, schemes, and 
betrayals.  He is in a position to see the great moves and the great follies of the 
game.
I once came across a few lines pertaining to wargaming that read: "Infamy! Infamy! 
They all have it in for me!"  Sometime in the middle of this game, the rhyme of 
those lines came to me with new words: "Lunacy! Lunacy! All I see is Luna-cy!" 
Time after time I saw the players behaving in ways guaranteed to help Luna and 
hurt themselves.  Luna Crescens ran away with this game because everyone else 
failed to make a concerted effort to bring him down.  More often than not, the 
factions were looking to Luna for assistance in hurting someone else or some other 
group.  Parma's one great effort to bring down Luna cost him everything when it 
failed.  After that, the factions kept falling further and further behind as Luna's 
power grew to an unassailable height.

Luna Crescens indeed worked very hard throughout our game to maintain communications 
with all players.  He was a convincing diplomat who managed almost always to gain 
something from his communication efforts, even if only to keep alive the mistrust  
between the other factions.  The communication level of other players never came 
close to that of Luna, for Luna was always communicating with the factions he was 
supposedly opposing, even as he was conniving to plot mischief for friends and foes 
alike.  It is almost unbelievable the way he managed to talk his way out of the most 
damaging revelations of his betrayals.  So the word "Luna-cy" came to be defined in 
my mind as the act of behaving in a way that helped Luna Crescens.  By that 
definition, there was plenty of "Luna-cy" going around in Game Auctoritas.
Manus had the most rotten luck in this game in losing so much to epidemics.  Without 
those bad breaks, he might have given Luna a better race and perhaps might even have 
changed
the outcome. Aquila and Manus managed to work well together--they were the 
next best communicators after the masterful Luna.  I suspect that after initially 
sending messages to all factions, Luna found Manus and Aquila to be the most 
communicative and consequently set about forging the initial triumvirate.  Yes, it 
was Luna who engineered that, but it was Aquila who championed the sharing of power 
with others.  Aquila got his way and Corona was offered an office, only to reject it!
From my perspective as GM, it sems likely that had Corona leveraged himself into 
higher Influence by taking the office and winning a military victory, he would have 
been in good shape to gain more members to his faction through Forum Phase persua- 
sions.  Had Corona opened himself to partnership with all the other factions, he 
might well have taken a leadership role in crushing Luna.  There was one point when 
I almost thought that Corona was going to take on that role and forge ahead in 
Influence, but the opportunity was passed by and it never came again.
Porta never had many votes.  He was, however, in a position to throw the decisive 
votes one way or the other on many an occasion.  He even had his own brand of devious 
conniving, but in this game did not achieve the level of communication with all 
other players that Luna achieved.  Even so, Porta managed to finish with more Influence 
than any other faction save for Luna.
Parma is a strategic expert in Republic of Rome.  When he points out how to win a war, 
his plan bears listening to.  It is normally a very sound and well-thought out plan. 
It was a surprise, therefore, to see Parma also duped by Luna, although it must be 
said that Parma made a very valiant effort to bring him down.  However, against a 
master diplomat such as Luna, one must recognize the enemy and turn on him early. 
Parma unfortunately took the position of trying to avoid early alliances, so Luna was 
able to grow strong enough that he could thwart efforts to rein him in. By the time 
Parma saw how terrible the danger was, he was forced to risk an assassination which, 
in the end, caused his own utter demise as a participant.  Had he remained in the 
game, it is quite likely that Parma would have been communicating long and 
frequently with all players to find a way to crush Luna.  

So Luna Crescens earns a well-deserved victory.  The rest of the factions should study 
his methods and learn from them.  His great achievement was always leaving open the 
doors of communication.  It worked out very well. For Luna it was the key to victory. 
  19 November 2001

GM: Lou Jerkich

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