With the public obsession with the Holy Wars and Crusades in the Far East. It wasn’t long before the Catholic Church and its ruling military forces discovered that unchristian Pagan lands still existed.
Europe was flooded with soldiers, mercenaries and fortune hunters, ready to sell their sword to the highest bidder. There were military factions like the “Teutonic Order” who had achieved little success in the Holy Land, compared with the Templar’s or Hospitaller’s. Now they sought out an opportunity to claim their place, in the annals of history.
Baltic pagan tribes separated from European lands, hidden behind forests and swamps, living the old ways as their ancestors had, from generation to generation. Many an armed conflict took place, but made little impact on culture and life.
For many a decade, Vikings attempted to overthrow, establishing control over Baltic shores. Their endeavours had little success and were either overthrown, driven…
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