Well, I am glad that I am able to continue my story.
before I was training long and hard to work for the title I now posses,.
being that of a knight, I was always quite dedicated to my Heavenly.
Lord. That is why as soon as I was old enough and finally dubbed a.
knight I went straight to the head guys and signed up for the second.
crusade. You see, I was religiously motivated to win this holy war, and.
take back our rightfully Christian Holy Land.
After the successful first crusade led and issued by Pope Urban.
II, a second was soon needed. In 1146, the Crusade principality of.
Edessa fell to the resurgent Muslims. As a result, Pope Eugene II.
called for a new crusade, the Second. He was enthusiastically.
supported in this call by his mentor, St. Bernard of Clairvaux. So, with.
everything in place and we, the crusaders, were ready to go! After all,.
I were promised a remission of my sins in return for risking my life for.
god and his church.
Eventually by 1147 all things came together and the whole.
movement had generated a very enthusiastic group. After all this.
crusade had to succeed for they had all the experience of the first.
crusade to go on. I started out in Metz than worked my way down.
along with some other knights and crusaders southeast through.
Bulgaria. We all gathered outside of Constantinople, and from there we.
moved to and attacked Damascus, a Muslim city. which had up until.
that attack always been a Christian ally. While most of my fellow.
crusaders crusades on the eastern border of Germany, I traveled to.
Iberia. From there, and after visiting through several other and.
different cities we finally arrived in Jerusalem. We were able to hold.
onto Jerusalem until the Muslim counterattack. The Christians had.
been on the defensive since 1169. Baldwin V of Jerusalem died in.
August 1186, and his mother and aunt fought for control of Jerusalem,.
leaving the Christians with a crisis of leadership. Saladin invaded the.
Frankish territory in 1187 and in July of that year defeated the.