Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord – TaleWorlds introduces the Aserai

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord - TaleWorlds introduces the Aserai

TaleWorlds’ weekly dev blog is back after the Christmas break, and in this post they introduce you to the Aserai, yet another new faction in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. The Aserai are based on the Arab tribes just before the great Islamic conquests of the seventh century. The Empire even at its heights preferred not to send its legions into the army-devouring wastes. Instead, it projected its power into the Nahasa by cultivating clients and allies among the clans, who competed in an endless dance of power. Those clans that could secure a hold on the oases won an imperial subsidy to protect passing caravans and grew rich. Those who could not were pushed into the desert, left to raise goats and camels and raid caravans until they could plot a comeback. Today, with the waning of the empire offering new opportunities and new risks, the Aserai have agreed to form a confederacy under a sultan chosen from richest of the clans, the Banu Hulyan. But everyone knows that the dance has only temporarily been stopped, and at the right moment it will begin again…

Learn more about the Aserai, its geography, and its politics in this week blog post!

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