The first Millennium comes to a calamitous end with the Black Death sweeping Eurasia. The Mlechchha Empire persists, placing its claim on north India.
Crushing revolts, neutering the council, and establishing the Bengal Empire.
Securing my legacy, subsuming kingdoms, dealing with succession, and continuing to exploit the Silk Road.
Slow economic growth accompanies a war with Vanga in the south.
My son marries, has a son, and my gold income increases annoyingly slowly.
Getting the lay of the land, inspecting the state of my dynasty, and planning the way forwards.