Georgian Blood, Prussian Steel, and Global Gold.
The Great Caucasian Wars began in the Year of our Lord 1637 with a minor incursion into the Timurid Successor state Ajam. With her armies abroad, and without warning, the Prince of Ryazan, coerced by the Wolf of Karaman, seized the opportunity to attempt a partition pact with the Caucasian range to be the dividing line. With more than triple the men, and support of regional powers from the Steppes, Ryazan ran, undaunted, into the heart of Georgia. This was an unwise move, but we cannot hold anything against the men of the plains for knowing naught of the mountains. To her chagrin, Ryazan was taught a lesson by the mountains and the proud people of Georgia. The turning point, however, was through a bold and dangerous plan. With the remaining gunpowder, the fast-acting garrison of the once-proud plains fort of Shirvan made the tear-jerking decision to blow the fort, that it not fall into enemy hands.
With the war in Ajam still raging, a bloody fight against all odds raged in the Caucasus, and although concessions were granted, the bastion held and Georgia survived, only to turn her eyes South, to the Wolf herself.
Enraged at its ally’s failures in Georgia, The Sultan of Karaman and the naive Monastic order of the Templars of Jerusalem invaded. At this point, Georgian diplomats were sent to all corners of the earth. From the jungles of India to the bogs of Ireland, from fjord to field, from desert to mountain, Georgian diplomats sought help against the incurring menace and holder of Constantinople. Some deaf ears were found, but many heeded the call of Christendom.
No greater an ally has Georgia found, however, than in the guns of the Prussians. Despite the kind but wispy words and future promises of regional Orthodox and Catholic powers, finally a Brother in the Faith heeded the call to a hard-and-fast war to reinforce the Bastion. After twenty long years and no doubt over a hundred thousand dead men, women, and Turks, Georgia and her allies emerged. Bloody, battered, but victorious, Georgia and her allies have survived. Just as their namesake St. George slayed the dragon, Georgia had slain the serpent of a nation that is Karaman. This thanks goes to the Glory of God Eternal, and of her generous and gracious benefactors of Georgia, the world over.