As soon as the plane lands near Dennis' tent, news arrives that Ak Koyunlu has gone bankrupt. Another mark on the bankrupcy white board. "Must have been the 6th already, and that is just the nations I try to keep track of. My marker is running out of ink."
A hug tidal wave of obscurantism hits Oman. Surf's up for Dennis and his cute little black bunny.
They surf till they drop, or actually until they hear they have established Clintonments in Mysore.
"Clintonments?" the cute little black rabbit asks, "What on earth are those?"
"Dunno," Dennis replies, "I do think that's what it said though."
The next four years, Dennis and his cute little black rabbit only see some events pass by. As there is really no logic to them, they agree that there must be something random about them. The merchants seem especially unhappy, for some reason.
On January 1st 1500, the 2nd edition of Muhammed is published. Just like everything else, a sequel is usually worse than the first, and to prove this point correct, Dennis writes a memo stating that it is.
Two years of seemingly unrelated, random, events pass by, these ones bring a smile to the cute little black bunny's lips. Especially the development of the good old Monoply game is well received. Muhammed version 2, the cute little black rabbit and Dennis spend many evenings playing this new game. Somehow the Sultan never seems to win as he keeps asking Dennis and the cute little black rabbit what to do with his money.
On March 1st. 1502, the Persians arrive. Actually they have always been there, they just have a place of their own now, well, not for long, as the cute little black rabbit had a cunning plan.
"I have a cunning plan," the cute little black rabbit said, "oh crap, it just slipped my mind. I hate it when that happens."
Before Dennis could find out what this newest plan was, the radio broadcaster intervened with a special bulletin, Ak Koyunlu has gone bankrupt. Dennis moves towards the white board and places another mark next to the words: 'Bankruptcies'
Between 1502 and 1504, more incomprehensible random events happen. Totally unrelated to Omani policy, but that's why they are incomprehensible.
Finally after two years the cute little black rabbit remembers her pan.
"I have a cunning plan!" she said, "You know, the Timurids and Persians are allies, right? Well if we declare war on the Timurid weaklings, perhaps...winkwink, you know?"
"What?", Dennis asks, "what are you winking at me for?"
The cute little black rabbit starts drawing some strange lines and arrows in the sand.
"What is that?" Dennis asks.
"That'll be the Mona Lisa, one day." the bunny answers, "But back to the plan, we should at least try it, don't you think?"
April 2nd, 1504, Mascate Coast.
A seagull takes off from the shore, hungry.
April 3rd, 1504, Timurid HQ
"WHAT????! CALL THE AIRFORCE, TELL THE PRESIDENT, GET ME A HAMBURGER!" a very annoyed scientist yells, "DEFCON 1, RBI, STOLEN BASE, SLAPSHOT!"
The rest of the government ask the Persians whether they would be so kind as to join them in this war against Oman, they are indeed so kind.
February 1505, a white peace is signed between Oman and Mughal, or the artist formerly known as Timurid. Dennis is an avid hockey fan and will no longer wage war against someone who screams slapshot. That leaves just Persia and Oman.
The cute little black rabbit nudges Dennis and they both nod approvingly.
While the Ottomaniacs annex Walachia and gain Moldova in two totally unrelated wars. The Sultanate of Oman on Dennis' birthday in November 1507 adds both Hamadan and Tabriz as new provinces, as well as Persia as their newest vassal.
More random events, some bad politics, a few scandals here and there, a fallen Mughal government (hey where did I hear that before) and even another China bankruptcy we find ourselves in 1513, yes, 8 whole years later. Not that anything interesting happened in 1513, apart from the Mughal declaring war on Persia. Probably because they felt used and they had to vent their anger some place.
Sweden goes bankrupt in 1516, the same year that the Mameluks and Oman start a tag team match against Algiers. Somehow this didn't interest the Hedjaz, that's fine, we aren't interested in them either.
"I have had it up to here with these Omani nobles, send them away!" Dennis screams after yet another scandal. "Send them to the Mameluks or something, I really don't care, just put them on the next flight to Cairo!"
A brilliant diplomatic move, and indeed well received within Oman, as well as Mameluk land, where they immediately take control. Mameluk nobles, my ass, Omani rejects more likely!
Between the bankruptcies of Bavaria and Aragon, we build a great mosque. We then add some netting and call it a mosquitto, lovely.
August 1521, Algiers finally pays up, 197 gold pieces to be exact. A kind thank you note is returned to the Algerian government.
More random events and just before Dennis runs out of note paper, China goes bankrupt.
It is October 1524, 5:33 pm, local time and Dennis is hungry.
He takes off from the pier to look for some fish in the nearby waters.