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St George at Constantinople

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Blurb

When the Eastern Roman Empire needs a miracle on the battlefield, the monks of the Order of the Miracle of St Georgios, summon one forth. A warrior saint from the 3rd century who choose death than renounce his Christianity, St Georgios, know to us as St George, patron saint of England, is a Roman hero of legends. Called on whenever there is need of an extraordinary soldier, he can change the course of history with a single strike. With powers granted by the Holy Spirit itself, St Georgios can turn the course of battle. The year is 1453 and once again Constantinople is under threat. Sultan Mehmet II leads the Ottoman Empire against the ancient walls of Theodosius with all the weapons of modern wall; 80,000 men and the largest gunpowder cannons ever made. To defend it, Emperor Constantine XI will have only 8000 men to defend its 15 miles of walls. For the last time the final living breathing remnants of the empire of Julius Ceaser. Augustus and Constantine the Great will need to be defended; it is to here that the last soldiers of the Empire, St Georgios at their head, must march: to Constantinople.

Introduction

St George at Constantinople 1453

The Eastern Roman Empire, known to history as the Byzantine Empire, had existed for over a thousand years. For all those years the Empires’ soldiers had fought against the barbarians that had come to the Empires’ borders. It had survived centuries of conflict with Muslims and Catholics, fellow Europeans, Arabs and Turks as well as many tragic civil wars. The Roman Emperors of the East had endeavoured to preserve and protect the ancient provinces of Greece and Asia Minor. For a millennium, the great Theodosian walls at the imperial capital of Constantinople had held against all enemies. For all those centuries the armies and fleets of Byzantium had defied their enemies and protected their ancient civilisation.

But now that civilisation was dying. The armies were gone, destroyed on the battlefield or starved to death by the politics of Constantinople. After centuries of wars the Roman Empire of the East was finally falling; year after year and decade after decade, the losses of land, wealth and blood had continued to mount. There had been chances for the Empires survival, even revival, great chances, but all had been lost. Squandered as a result of internal political squabbles or destroyed by civil wars; now all that was left was the ruins of the city of Constantinople itself. Outside the city walls the Emperors, once the mightiest men on earth, were mere vassals of the Turkish Ottoman Sultans.

Now, once again, it was on the Theodosian walls that the last hopes of a civilisation rested; it was here that the last Christian bulwark in the east struggled against the Muslim hordes of the Ottoman Empire.

It was here that the last living, breathing remnants of an empire must be defended, so it was to here that the last soldiers of that empire marched; to Constantinople.

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