- Mar 21, 2013
Al-Iqritiya-the Saracens of Crete: A Hafsid Old Gods AARThe Cretan Saracens defeat the Byzantines under Damianos (Fol. 39v top) from the History of Skylitzes
On the right side of the picture, in Greek, it reads Cretans and on the left side it reads Romans
Hello and welcome to this AAR! This is my first attempt to write an AAR, although I have played quite a few CK2 games, maybe one day their story will be told here!
This tale concerns the Emirate of Krete under the Hafsid Dynasty, which historically came from Andalusia after being expelled as a consequence of an uprising. Some people left en masse and at first conquered Alexandria, to then being ousted to the island of Crete to the north in the Mediterranean.
I hope you like this AAR and a warning; English is not my native language!
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: The Successor of Al-Iqritish(the Cretan)
Chapter 2: Umar II the Ibadi
Chapter 3: Emir Ahmad – the man who enjoyed life the most – part 1/ the denial of the Ibadi faith, the decadent lifestyle and the envious Emirs’ Game of Thrones
Chapter 3: Emir Ahmad – the man who enjoyed life the most – part 2/ the holy war of Aleppo and the final years.
Interlude:The caravansaray of Tripoli
Chapter 4: Emir Umar the III the Warrior Poet
Chapter 5: Emir Ahmad II the Invader of Greece
Chapter 6 : The Foundation of the Hafsid Sultanate of Syria – The Subjugation of the Romans
Chapter 7: The fall of Constantinople, the subsequent mass conversions and the resurgence of an old belief
Chapter 8: The Decadence of the Hafsid Caliphate- The struggle for restoration – The boy in the golden cage- The Hafsid Dichotomy
Chapter 9: Sultan Ashraf Hafsid the Great
Chapter 10: The first Nestorian Hafsid Sultans- The Christianization of the Hafsid Sultanate- The Holy War for Jerusalem
Chapter 11: Sultan Ashraf II the Blessed Hafsid- The Holy Warrior
Chapter 12: Saint Thomas's Dream
Chapter 13: Armageddon
Epilogue: The Messalian Light Bringers – The Preparation for the End of the World