The First Crusade: Defense of the Holy Land
The year is 1095 CE. The Sultanate has shattered. After the murder of Sultan Malik-Shah I (may He rest in peace), usurpers sprang from every shadow, rending Great Seljuk into a thousand pieces. For three years now, the Seljuks have fought against one another--brother against brother, blood against blood--in an effort to reunite the Sultanate with itself at their head. But as they look inward, they must also consider the threats around them. To the south, the Fatimids eye the stolen holy city of Al-Quds. To the east, the age-long rivals of the Ghaznavids, made rich by plunder from northern India. And to the west, the Byzantines, weakened by the disaster at Manizkert, but eager to avenge themselves on the Turks. And if the stories of Frankish mercenaries quartered in Constantinople are true, they will seek that revenge sooner rather than later.
Can you carefully navigate these trying times, and in so doing ensure your name is remembered for generations to come? Or will you be just one more footnote in the annals of history?