This collection of small kingdoms on these small islands might not seem that valuable, but we’ve never seen such sophisticated metalworks anywhere else. Whoever gets there first will have a war machine like no other at their disposal.
We hear this guy Wen is trying to unify China, best to conquer quickly before outrageous trade regulations get slapped on opium and silk.
They’ve invented a power source unlike any we’ve seen - something called a battery? He who controls this power will surely control the world.
The newly formed empire controls the gateway between the western and eastern worlds - conquering the passage to Constantinople is a must for any expanding empire.
Why would you want to conquer a country filled with inhospitable endless desert? Alexandria and it’s library is rumored to hold the greatest collection of knowledge in the world, despite the repeated razing.