- May 2, 2014
I had just said that the Umayyads were shaping up to be rivals for later, and then they get Crusaded. Regardless, I'm surprised you released Africa, Egypt, and Jerusalem as independent kingdoms. Giselbert II is shaping up to be an eventful ruler. His love of astrology has put him at odds with his faith, but his actions (publishing his findings) could be seen as the HRE being a center for new thinking in the world. It could be the beginning of a renaissance for technology and understanding of the world.