It has felt like a millenia since the project began. It lasted through multiple Incan leaders. Literally in real life it took over a month. But we have finally finished building the Oracle on top of a lonely hill near the desert. Hopefully it will attract greatness to our lands and lead us to new heights.
Meanwhile the barbarians have been running wild and our armies are running thin. With all of the strong men helping to build the Oracle we are running low on warriors to fight. Those remaining have stayed strong, but we need healing before we can storm their encampment!
The latest dust storms in the Incan desert were an absolute destructive force for the ancient people. It wiped the population down to one and killed a 3 improvement worker. Our armies are weakened. The northern barbarians have crossbows. We’re battling them to a stalemate but this was a major set back.
The Inca have been completely surrounded and harassed by barbs all game. Add in some desert storms and we’ve been being held back all game. Finally the worst one turned into a city state. I can handle the others… I think. Time will tell if it was too much for me to make up for later in the game!
Sorry Incans, nothing personal. But, you left yourself vulnerable by not investing in your military. This war has been very lucrative, but I’ll likely be pulling out after pillaging opportunities are gone. I don’t think that I can capture and hold any of your cities, but who knows?