A Roman emperor should ride into baghdad on a white horse.
Have 4 horsemen ride into the city, white, red, black and finally pale if you get what I meanIf you wanna ride, don't ride the white horse.
Please have the Pronoetes forward any news on ‘Jahzara’ and ‘Veronica’. I am intrigued by their development.”
This is but a ploy of the Latins to get the Romans hooked on the unholy and decadent trinity of caffeine, carbs and choc! /sStill, if it helps to push down prices of Ethiopian kaffos that would already be something for Roman consumers. Not to mention beneficial for the trade balance, as kaffos gets more popular across social classes. The Negusa Nagast, however, will not be happy about losing this quasi-monopoly of his country. But with more and more new world possessions it was inevitable anyway.
I joke but what a treat it is being able to read this update! It's not everyday I can say that I learn something on alternatehistory while entertaining myself and having a good discussion at the same time. Perhaps any economic downturn will spur an expansionist Ethiopia or drive it towards early industrialization as it chooses to focus on extracting and refining minerals.