1400 A.D. - The last crusade, which started 6 years before,
ended in a horrible defeat when the crusaders failed to conquer Nikopolis before
being reached by the armies of osmans and serbs. The dream of conquering Jerusalem
is forgotten, and European authorities are well aware that over the coming centuries,
they will be submerged into defending themselves against the osman forces, which
have several outposts in
eastern Europe. The roman-catholic church is in a state of devestating
dispute and intrigue, and uprisings are clearly just around the corner.
Meanwhile, the old barriers between citizens and noblemen are crumbling. With
dignity, good luck and wealth, even merchants and craftsmen are able to join the
realms of power. A time has come where kings and leaders
depend on the gold of businessmen, and they are willing to pay the price...
This is the setting you will be faced with as you enter the medieval world in your struggle to build your very own dynasty!