Ok, first thing first. This is a new story where, playing as Harun al-Rashid against seven others, I attempt to beat (or survive, actually) Deity. These are my settings. I will be writing this story at the same time as my other story, How to Rule the Seas. This should, however, be more interesting. I will intervere sometimes with quotes from Harun the Dictator's favourite books, for example: The Arabian Dictionary as told by Comrade Harun. I, as with most of our politician, despised posing for portraits and preferred more natural paintings. Text and picture from: "al-Rashid - my Autobiography" So Arabia starts here. I spot many resources in the surrounding area - silver, elephants, sugar, wheat. I found Mecca and send my settlers to find better sites for the Arabian empire. What the weasels? It's a new leader already! And he likes yoghurt! Delightful! Harun: What flavour of yoghurt do you like? Suleiman: Coffee, milk, sugar and rum. It is delicious! Try some! Harun: No thank you. Suleiman offers co-operation, which I graciously accept. More tomorrow!