You have reigned over your empire for nearly two decades, and experienced many ups and downs. After years of back and forth battles with the Ghurid Empire, you were finally able to force them to recognize you as superior. You continued your conquests, taking the cities of Samarkand, Tabaristan, Transoziana, Tashkent, Fergana, and more in the coming years. But in 1218, a man you had only heard rumors of crossed into your land. Soon, you recieved a message from a courier.