The Holy Army needs you! To push back the infidel, and take back the Holy Land!
WOW! This is a great opportunity! Sign me up!
I can't wait! I'm so excited! Woohooooooo!
Day 1. Dear diary: We set out tomorrow. I'm so excited! They gave me a suit of armor! Well... Maybe not a suit per se. But the Holy Land awaits my arrival!
Dear diary: We've been assigned a post just outside of Constantinople. I've only seen glimses, but the city is enourmous!
The Hagia Sophia was just astonishing! It really gives you chills! Furthermore we're only supposed to be here while the armies gather.
1096, just outside of Constantinople.
2 Years later... Battle of Antioch 1098
DEUS VULT! God is on OUR SIDE!
Dear Diary: I don't know how long we've been out here, but the Crusaders have crushed the infidels in Antioch and taken it back in the name of God!
It was a massive battle! Greater than any before! There were armies from all over the world. After the defeat in Anatolia, this has really boosted the morale! We're so very close to the Holy Land. Those infidel won't know what hit them!
1 Year later... June 6th, 1099
Dear diary: Tomorrow is the big day. It's when we start the siege! If someone finds this diary, please bring it to my family in Rome. If I don't make it, I want everyone to know of the Crusade, and the success of Christianity.
July 15th, 1099
We did it. We conquered the Holy City! Your sacrifice was not in vain, my friend.
Even with the sacrifice of the young ambitious man. The Holy Crusade had won! And thus, the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem was established.