The pious Knights Hospitaller proudly declare the successful reclamation of the Crusader Chapters in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
This achievement is not ours alone. It was our faithful allies in Serbia, Byzantium and Karaman who helped us to defeat the heathen Turk and liberate the Crusader fortress of Smyrne.
Genoese and Venetian merchants meanwhile occupied the Aegean islands for their own profits while the faithful toil in Jerusalem under Mamluk yoke. We have decided to make these islands serve a holy purpose once again and declared a glorious conquest of the islands. After many a battle with both the merchant mercenaries and even the Holy Roman Emperor our knights and sailors prevailed to bring Christendom one step closer to liberating the Holy Land.