The next day an archeologist rookie found a large wooden chest, from what he could read from the description on the side, it was named "The history of the "Jalayirids". He opened the chest, and found that it was full off documents, some unreadable, some with pieces missing and some in near perfect condition. He picked one up and read:
This document records the events during and after the 3rd Jalayirid war against the Timurids, witnessed and written down by our Malikís most trusted advisor Yasir Sa'id.
My master went over the Timurid border with 12.000 men hoping to finish this war quickly, and already after about 200 days, Sharizhor fell to our forces. As that is his main goal of this war he ordered me to send a group of settlers right away, before our coffers dries up, he said something about once we get the province things will be better, he and the remaining troops would set up a "buffer zone" around the province if the Timurids was able to muster a force to try and take the province back.
In June I received a report from one of our scouts saying that the Mamluks started to look insecure, as there were rebels appearing south in their country, at the same time they were at war with Tripoli, if my master wanted to go war against the southern tribes without their interference, this was probably the time.
I got a message from the countryside telling me that our colonist had succeeded with his mission. I knew that we needed more in order to take the province out of Timurid grasp, as such my master who had now returned home, wondering if a war vs. Mamluks would be disaster or not.
In January 1414 the last colonist succeeded, now it was only a matter of waiting before the province would fall into our grasp. It did in the end of the month, and the people of Sharizor fell into Jalayirid hands, and they did so happily. It was a great day for my master.
After saving the people of Sharizhor, our ruler felt that the province of Luristan also deserved to be protected within our grasp, that province will be our next target he said. But for now, letís focus on the southern tribes. He also asked me to ship a diplomat with the peace resolution, where the Timurids would have to concede defeat, our glorious ruler had forced them into defeat, helped with a few rebels.
In July 1414 our Liberals got upset over some nearly nonexistent manner, my master did agree with them though that we were a bit narrow-minded and as such he declared that we would try to be a little more innovative, a great decision by my master! He also desired to fire my new friend and army reformer as we weren't really able to pay his upkeep, and to be quite frank, I think we are better off without him thinking about our slow tech rates. Sorry buddy.
My master wanted to get rid of Najd, the only remaining state in our close proximity that wasn't affected by the Mameluks, he also hoped to draw in the remaining states in order to force forth vassalizations if possible. He knew that the war would be a hard one, but was confident that the Jalayirid forces would be able to force forth a victory. War was declared on the 1. September 1414, with the hopes of bringing a glorious tale home, hopefully...
My master tactics were simple, take key points and force a peace as soon as possible, in the beginning both sides lost forces, we lost about 3000 men to several smaller armies, my master wanted to take out Hedjaz and Najd first, then Yemen and at last Oman. The first stage of the war went smoothly except that Oman captured Liwa.
The war dragged out, and the first year was mainly based with armies eradicating other armies, with some sieges. Omans were mostly free to do what they want but only managed to take Liwa, good for us. My master did succeed with the siege of Najd in February 1416. They were swiftly annexed, he also reported that he had sent armies into Yemen and Hedjaz in order to take them swiftly as they had also had their troops eradicated. Mecca fell in March 1416, I also got reports from our spies that Oman troops had returned to the frontlines.
Although we were in a state of war, Mosul converted in July 1416 to great joy from my master who was at the frontlines.
In December 1416 both the Hedjaz province Medina and the Yemen Capital fell. Another Yemen province fell in April 1417, we now controlled 2/6.
On our eastern border there was a pretty sight, rebels had forced Persia loose from the Timurids. A new prey had arrived.
I got another letter from my master, this one filled with the glorious tale of the defeat of the Hedjaz, they had given up the war and agreed to become our vassal, praise our ruler!
The Persian rebel release was not without trouble as Qara Qyuonlyn was now our new neighbor, they declared war on us, as is to be expected. Aden fell in April 1418, my master was worried with the treat of the Qara, and as such he decided to offer them a "you won" deal for peace. 16.000 extra troops were at the moment too much for the equation to work.
I got another letter with good news in May 1418, with the surrender of Hadramut, Yemen agreed that they were beaten and agreed to become our vassals, with this our rulers armies would march home, replenish, then he would order them to march towards Oman, to take back our lands and vassalize them as well.
Somehow, people respect us for being offensive, well that's good, and now I am all out of..
Written around the edges of the document the scientists could make out that something seemed written, although when he read it there seemed to be a few words missing.
"Witness and by Sa'id our adversary, 1. July 1418"
For those specially interested I added a diplomatic map showing who we currently are at war with: