Valens III Lived 648 AD-698 AD Ruled 674 AD-698 AD

678 AD: The Admiral, Cassius Juvinus Brenno discovers Ceylon.

680 AD: Valens III invades Sarmatia and kills their leader, Guneres, thereby avenging his father.

683 AD: Mohammed II, Caliph of Mecca invades Judaea and within two months has laid siege to Jerusalem

684 AD: Valens III commands the XXIV and XV legions against Mohammed but is defeated and the siege goes on. Jerusalem falls 3 months later.

685 AD: An Arabic inventor, Jadid Al Kula, invents the first firearm, with the gunpowder designed by Penderus.

686 AD. The firearms are used with devastating effect against the Roman legions at Mepsus in Aegyptus. 16,000 Romans die.

687 AD: Alexandria is captured by the Caliph. The Meccans then destroy the city of Memphis.

688 AD: Meccan forces advance to Cyrene but are turned back due to the Romans cutting their supply lines. Mohammed II commands a brilliant defensive action against the Roman Army at Simia, easily defeating the superior force.

690 AD: The Meccans renew their assault on Rome, by attacking Syria.

691 AD: The Meccans are driven back at Pronduris, by roman war elephants from India.

692 AD: Valens III invades the Meccan Empire in Arabia, with 5 legions.

694 AD: 3 legions are lost by this point to the shifting sands and a belated retreat begins.

695 AD: A fresh army of Meccans invades Libya and captures Cyrene. Mohammed II pushes west into Numidia.

696 AD: A brilliant general Cornelius Caecilius Narbo, holds Carthage in a nine month siege. The Meccans are once more pushed back.

697 AD: From their base in Libya, Islamic pirates begin raiding Italia, Gaul and Greece.

698 AD: Rome is raided and Valens III is killed by the pirates. The pirates are dubbed, "the waves of death", by historian Marcus Menninus. Honorius, son of Valens is proclaimed Honorius II. 699 AD: Honorius II pledges to end piracy forever. Narbo begins a campaign to reconquer Libya and the Pirate ports.

701 AD: Narbo drives in Libya and destroys the Meccan Army at Talmana. He then lays siige to Cyrene, the chief pirate port.

702 AD: Cyrene is captured and all the pirates are summarily impaled. Honorius II declares a triumph.

703 AD: Menninus completes his History of Rome 477 AD-700 AD, which is a chronicle of events up to that time.

704 AD: Honorius concludes a peace treaty with the ailing Mohammed II. He builds the Honorian Baths.

705 AD: Narbo begins expanding the empire south into OTL southern Algeria. At Kwakub, whe founds a settlement which he names Naboenva, with patronage by Honorius II.

708 AD: Mohammed II dies of a fever and is succeeded by Caliph Ismail I. He begins encroaching on Roman territory in the Sudan.

710 AD: Ismail invades Sudan and marches south to Marusium (OTL Khartoum). General Narbo leads legions IX, XV and XXVI to attack and defeat Ismail. Narbo wins a small skirmish at Neferisia.

711 AD: Ismail surprises Narbo at Doriso and cuts off legion XV, destroying it and defeating Narbo.

712 AD: Ismail begins the two-year siege of Marusium. Additional forces commanded by General Belelaldin pillage the countryside as they move further south into Ethiopia.

713 AD: Honorius II builds the Palace of Jehovah in Rome as a new seat for the Popes, he is made a saint by Pope Batiatus III.

714 AD: Marusium is captured but Narbo cuts the supply train belonging to Ismail leaving him stranded in Sudan. Belelaldin relievs him 4 months later allowing him time to break out of the encirclement of Narbo.

715 AD: Ismail signs a temporary truce with Rome called the five-year peace.

717 AD: Marcus Menninus completes his last great work "The History of Rome and Mecca".

718 AD: Ismail I breaks the terms of the five-year peace and invades Libya. He defeats the governor of Libya Julius Vibius Cemnanes and impales him as his execution.

719 AD: Ismail I sacks Christian Churches and Cathedrals across his former Roman provinces as a formal break from his fathers tradition of military tolerance. The Pope calls for a crusade against the Meccans.

720 AD: A huge force of ex-soldiers, peasants, average citizens and so on is put together to march on Jerusalem and seize it from the Meccans.

721 AD: The crusaders arrive but are viciously slaughtered at Karmish. However Ismail I is killed when a javelin goes through his heart.

722 AD: 4 legions XXI, IV, VIII and XVII march into Judaea and defeat a slightly bewildered Meccan army at Vemetia. They precede to lay siege to Jerusalem. Jerusalem is then captured.

723 AD: The bitter Meccan war of succession begins with dozens of contenders fighting it out for the title of caliph. The Meccan empire begins to collapse.

727 AD: Honorius builds the Hagia Honoria, a huge domed temple in the city of Rome.

728 AD: Honorius honours the dead historian Marcus Menninus with a state funeral.

730 AD: General Narbo is directed by Honorius to begin campaigning against the the Slavs in the region of OTL Czech Republic and Poland.

731 AD: The campaign is a rapid success with victories at Stlev and Votlya against the Slavic king Mindones.

732 AD: A new ruler emerges in Mecca, Caliph Yusef I.

733 AD: A Persian pretender, Shameses assassinates the Governor of Persia, Aetius Melanus Vedrii as he proclaims himself king of Persia.

734 AD: Narbo, having recently finished off the Slavs, proceeds south with legions II, IV and XXX to crush the revolt. In the meantime, Gaius Asinius Protion, Governor of Syria braced for the invasion by the Persians.

735 AD: Shameses invades and destroys legion VII commanded by Protion, who is impaled. Narbo however defeats Shameses at Kain in April, 2 months after the death of Protion.

736 AD: Shameses authorizes raids by light Persian archers into Roman territory harassing Roman towns and cities like Hatra and Antioch.

737 AD: The Meccans, led by Caliph Yusef I invade Persia, however they are rapidly beaten back by Shameses' Cataphracts at Gormian.

738 AD: Honorius II dies at the age of 72. He is remembered as one of Rome's finest emperors. His successor is Honorius III.


The Battle of Kain

739 AD: Honorius III decides, in hindsight rather foolishly to pension off and 81 year old Narbo, thereby losing Rome's finest strategist.

741 AD: Persian Cataphracts mount a series of dring attacks upon Syria and Judaea. Governor Julius Ulaius Febinus is killed. Judaea revolts against the empire.

742 AD: Honorius leads the invasion of Judaea personally with legions V, X and VI against the separatist leader of Judaea Annas.

743 AD: Jerusalem is laid siege to by Roman troops. However, the Judaeans utilize cannon against the legions.

744 AD: The siege collapses and the Romans flee in ignominy. The Judaeans become flushed with victory and invade Syria where they are beaten back by General Vibius Silvanus Xavanius.

745 AD: Xavanius defeats Annas at Zapta, but an exhausted IX legion pulls back from Judaea.

746 AD: Honorius III is blamed by the senate for the loss of Judaea and attempt to install one of their own a emperor. Flavius Gaius Cissata is proclaimed emperor in Capua on 5th September

747 AD: Honorius strikes back at Flavius in March 747 AD and ambushes him whilst praying at a church in Campania.

748 AD: In a palace coup the Imperial guards kill Honorius III and install their captain Valentinian Prenzenus Carmatus as emperor Valentinian VI.

750 AD: Valentinian VI launches an invasion of Judaea, but is beaten at Mekros Pass by Annas, now king of the Jews.

751 AD: Valentinian is deposed by Marius Probus Singita, a cousin of Honorius III.

754 AD: Firearms are finally introduced into Roman armies 69 years after their first use by the Meccans.

755 AD: Shemeses of Persia dies and is succeeded by his son Darius IV, who invades the Mecca of Yusef I. Darius IV is killed at El Soon by the Meccans.

756 AD: A local dynasty of Indian rulers, the Charkani's, break away from India Superior, forming the Charkani Empire.

757 AD: The Governor of India Superior Josephus Sirus Paltacii is executed by having molten silver poured down his nostrils.

758 AD: Rome loses control of much of its territory in the OTL countries of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

759 AD: Darius V of Persia invades newly liberated kingdoms of Mogon, Oep and Gassasna in OTL Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

763 AD: Claudius Maximus Beppoan of the Imperial Guard assassinates emperor Marius and proclaims himself Claudius III.

764 AD: Claudius III is assassinated by Valens Puccator Nimyus who is proclaimed emperor Valens IV.

768 AD: The Attar tribe appear on the Northern frontier of the Slavium. They were driven out of China in 656 AD by the Chinese emperor at the time.

769 AD: The Attar leader Hominshu leads an Attar invasion of Slavium (above Pannonia in Modern day Hungary and Czechoslovakia). Honorium, capital of Slavium is sacked.

770 AD: Hominshu leads his forces to the Danube but is beaten back at Sorgia by General Paulus Brutus Lascinus. Hominshu decides to double back and found a kingdom called Attaria in Slavium.

771 AD: A renewed assault by Mecca, led by Caliph Yusef II invades Syria and is victorious over the VIII legion stationed there.

772 AD: General Lascinus rushes down in a whirlwind campaign to resecure the Roman position in Syria. However he is ambushed and killed in the Boina Pass by Meccan archers.

775 AD: Yusef II takes Antioch and makes the Roman governor Cassius Gnaeus Torum a slave.

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