As promised, today was the day of Bellum Mercium, a six hour Tour de Force that took everyone through the trials and tribulations of being in control of ancient provinces. There was much trading, warfare, political dealing, and some backstabbing. In the end of it all, Ephesus cam out on top with Athens trailing by only a single point. However, many other factors made this as exciting a day as it was, ranging from barbarian tribes becoming some of the most advanced groups in the world to people singing in Latin to gain the favor of the emperor.
While we had tons of fun vying for supremacy of the Mediterranean, we also learned a fair bit. We experienced the unfair power of provincial identity in the ancient world, the target owning a monopoly paints on your back, how trading and politics inextricably intertwine, and many other small lessons best learned first-hand.
As seems to be the custom whenever we have a big, special event that comes with many picture, Google Drive is acting up and we cannot download our pictures to share with you. So as with last night's Artes: Gemmae, we will be sure to make it up to you as soon as Drive will permit us.
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