His victory at least against the Georgians is the most likely outcome. Against the romans I'dguess a draw is in the cards. The romans are still busy putting down rebellions, it would be unrealistic for them to kick the shit out of Iskandar. The biggest question is the Kaaba and the situation in Mecca.I'm personally hoping Iskandor wins in an narrow margin. He's pretty cool and it would seriously help him in beating the shit out of the fanatics in his own lands with that as an major victory.
The Romans will try their hardest not to give Iskandar Mecca, or the Black stone - it gives him the legitimacy to unify Islam, or a more zealous heir, which would be a nightmare for Constantinople.His victory at least against the Georgians is the most likely outcome. Against the romans I'dguess a draw is in the cards. The romans are still busy putting down rebellions, it would be unrealistic for them to kick the shit out of Iskandar. The biggest question is the Kaaba and the situation in Mecca.
Because, like Iskander, they want to be paid for their efforts. And also as a general screw you guys to their antagonistic neighbours and belligerant subjects in the Levant. Remember that their policy towards Muslims is 'We like ours in Anatolia, but to hell with the rest.' While they will deal with the others as needed, because realpolitick follows no law save practicality, they still would rather see them fade away than hand them shineys that could net the Romans bragging rights and money.Why can't the Romans give the kaa'ba to their omani allies, or if control of Mecca is a necessity for the "protector of the Holy Cities" title to be taken seriously, they could just perform a housecleaning operation in the hedjaz, appoint a vassal king ( they're already at war with the Ottomans, so they won't care about being blatant), give him the kaa'ba, and go?
I honestly can't find 14 on the map (presumably because its actually in Bermuda). What the hell is it?Here's a map. I'll respond to the other posts later when I get a chance.
Map Legend:1) Kingdom of Lotharingia2) Kingdom of Aragon3) Kingdom of Arles4) Counties of Saluzzo and Nice5) Republic of Genoa6) Kingdom of Lombardy7) Duchy of Florence and Commune of Pisa (pink in corner)8) Commune of Siena9) Papal States10) Duchy of the Marche11) Duchies of Ragusa and Split (Roman vassals)12) Despotate of Sicily13) Despotate of Carthage14) Taking a vacation in Bermuda15) Territories ceded to the Megas Kyr Anizzah at the Treaty of Van16) Kingdom of Prussia17) Kingdom of Poland18) Kingdom of Vlachia19) Kingdom of Majorca-Sardinia (Kingdom of the Isles)20) Despotate of Egypt21) Georgian territories currently occupied by Ottomans
It's a kind of callback. Think OTL 20th Century Ghana, or Mali. Perhaps several clans of the Roxolani/Sarmatians stayed there, as a minor POD that has absolutely no effect on the Rhomania part of the timeline as a whole.Wow...the Marinids aren't as large as they used to be...
Also..why Scythia? I'm pretty sure the Scythian peoples were displaced centuries ago...