Europe is in turmoil. The Viking raids have ended but the lands are fragmented into petty fiefs and the Emperor struggle with the Pope. Rumour has it that another Scourge of God is rolling in over the Steppes of what would become Russia. Yet at this very moment the Pope has declared that those who go to the Holy Land to liberate it will be freed of all sins… The player is the leader of a glorious dynasty. Increase the greatness of your lands and your treasure coffins, build Cathedrals and Castles, and combat Highway Robber Bands and defecting vassals. Introduce laws and set taxes, interact with hundreds of courtiers and nobles. Historical multiple-choice events will spawn from the actions of your monarch.