The First Crusade was the first of numerous crusades that aimed to reconquer the Holy Land of Jerusalem from the Muslims. The crusade was called by Pope Urban II at the Council of Clermont in 1095. The Pope called for a military expedition in order to help the Byzantine Empire, which had recently ceded a subsequent amount of Anatolia to the Seljuqs, in driving the barbarians back. The expedition also known as the Princes’ Crusade not only managed to re-capture most of Anatolia but went on to conquer the Holy Land which led to the formation of Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1099. In this committee you will either join the Christendom to enact God’s will (Deus Vult) or the Muslim forces to defend your rightful claim on the place where Prophet Mohammed ascended into the heavens and recieved the second pillar of Islam. Will history repeat itself or will the Muslims drive off the kafirs and secure the Holy Land?
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