Here are some one liners...
The Great Slump, the Lousy Password -- The shortage of wool has caused more than a slump in the economy... in this economy... WOOL IS MONEY! The weavers have declared a strike and a war ensues. A few warriors escape using the password. It's a bad, bad password.
China: Praying for the Grand Canal -- The Yangtze River floods, destroying the Grand Canal. The Emperor's solution is to build two new temples and pray. I also talk about Hurricane Katrina and government corruption.