In the year 1505, foreigners from a distant land called Crimea, appeared in the lands of Gujarat. They sought after money and power, filled with their ambition they quickly took control of the court and King of Gujarat. Once they did they immediately informed the King of the religion of Sikhism and announced that the new state religion would become such. One by one, over time, King’s provinces made the steps to conversion.
The King was then swayed by these foreigners to sign a pact with the expanding Ethiopians in the south. The new ‘Jade Pact’ was signed, establishing the borders between the two, and agreeing to come to each other’s aid in case if one was ever attacked. With the Jade Pact signed, the King now felt safe to expand north. This expansion north was to monopolize the trade in the Gujarat trade region, it also was to reach the Hindu Kush to wall in all India from any more foreigners expanding their own influence in the subcontinent. This expansion policy dominated the Kings of Gujarat for the next 200 years.
The first target of the now warmongering state of Gujarat was their former all Sindh. The Gujarati armies slammed into the armies of Sindh and their allies. The Gujarat King had the help of his powerful ally in the North, the Sultan of Delhi. In exchange for his help, the Sultan asked for some land, to which the King of Gujarat agreed. The war lasted a few years and Sindh gave in and signed the deal to relinquish the best trade cities in the kingdom to Gujarat.
It was at this time an emissary from the Sultanate of Bengal made an appearance in the Gujarati court. Inquiring about Bengali expansion into India the King brought in the ambassador from Ethiopia to talk about this new growing empire. The Gujarati King, Bengali emissary, and Ethiopian ambassador came to an agreement. Bengal would be added to the Jade Pact in return Bengal would cease any further expansion into India and instead would expand into Burma and Siam. The addition to Bengal to the Jade Pact was named the ‘Emerald Addition’ and this would create peace between the three expanding Kingdoms for the next 200 years. After his time in the court of Gujarat, the emissary spread the work of Sikhism to the Sultan of Bengal, whom converted and thus forced his people to convert as well.
In the following decades of conquest followed emissaries from the west. The Orthodox Kingdom of Georgia came to the court, inquiring military support in their war against the Karaman Sultanate. While the Gujarat King wasn’t too keen an sending his military to a distant land for a cause that never involved India, he sent the emissary back to his land with the riches of India in hopes that’ll fund the war effort. For the show of his good faith with these riches, the Georgian and Gujarati Kings signed the ‘Actual True Pact of Plains and Hills’. In it’s simplicity it was Earth shattering and influential. The two Kingdoms agreed to become friends for the next 50 years.
50 years later, the India started to become smaller. The Jade Pact had secure peace between the warmongering nation and had began to run itself dry. The Kings and Sultanates came together and signed a new deal, name the ‘The Amaranthine Deal’ which reiterated much of the same as the Jade Pact. within the next 150+ years there would become treaties much of the same as these two, ‘The Trumalin Covenant’ and ‘The Amethyst Amendment’. Also within this period the encroaching Ruthenians signed ‘The Majestic Treaty of Treacherous Crimea’ that establish the Indo-Ruthenian border during the partition of the Timurid Empire.
Time passes and the year is now 1647. War rages in Europe and China has been looted by new powers. The Gujarat King, King Muhammed, now more Rajputani than Gujarati, finishes one of the last wars against the now very weak Delhi Sultanate. Snaking his way through out the weak Sultanate he calls upon all the Rajputani people to rise up against their oppressive overlords and join the ranks of Gujarat, now the Empire of Rajputana. When Muhammed, now known as Muhammed the first ‘The Great’ Emperor of Rajputana, many minorities in the empire felt betrayed. Low murmurs quickly became riots then people spoke of rebellion and secession. The Emperor calling in all ranks of the military, hiring multiple mercenaries, and even calling the help of his allies in Deccan, formerly Ethiopia, and the Roman Empire of Nepal, formerly Bengal. After multiple years of rebellion, he finally brought down the last of the treasonists. But more fire was brewing in the west.
In Europe, centuries of religious conflict brewed in to the Swiss Purge of Prussian heresy. The Orthodox against the Catholics and Protestants. This war had brought in many nations around the world. At the end of the Great Rebellion, all nations had joined this conflict, making it truly the first world war. Having come out of the rebellion crisis, Emperor Muhammed was looking to prove his new Empires metal to the world and started to inquire which side to join. Many in his court sided with both side, it seemed that a flip of the coin would decide the new age of India. After a large amount of debate, Emperor Muhammed decided to send emissaries to the Kingdom of Prussia to officially declare Rajputana on the defensive side of the war. The age of Indian isolation had ended, and a new Golden Age of the Empire of Rajputana had begun.
With the declaration followed a massive joint offensive, with Georgia, into the deserts of southern Ruthenia, now being nicknamed the ‘Underbelly’ of the Russo-Ruthenian alliance. The first battle, the Battle of Khiva, ended with a Rajputani victory. Victories often lead to higher morale, Rajputana’s army was no exception. With that high the joint offensive moved north on the border between Asia and Europe. They were finally pushed back to Central Asia, then they pushed back into the Urals. This happened for some time until the joint offensive grew tired and retreated in the mountains of the Hindu Kush and Himalayas. There lie the most vigorous of the fighting. The fortifications in the mountains went back and forth, but the Ruthenians never made into India proper. Ruthenians suffering more to hypothermia in the cold of the mountains then to the actual battle began to lose their momentum and started to be pushed back out of the Hindu Kush.
By the year 1700, war stull raging across the world, the lands of Rajputana ranging from the coast to the Indus valley remained untouched and one of the most prosperous regions on the planet. At least to Emperor Muhammed’s eyes, his Empire had finally secured the respect of the European powers and prospered through this fiery time. The Golden Age of the Empire of Rajputana would continue through time and would become a leading figure in the reconstruction of Europe.