At this point, the story takes a new turn, the four Empires converged on a pre-historic route of travel, an aquatic plains called "The Atlantic ocean." In this part of earth, survival has a unique strategy, it's no longer bringing down Baileys with sieges and catapults, your ship is your Bailey, for as a wall conveys a city, protecting it from enemies, your ship conveys you your men and your life.
The four Empires were forced to forfeit dwelling on soil to dwelling on water, bristling on board and on water, seeking to find the city of gold.
This is where the struggle began, where many lives will be demised by a flurry of ways.
There are more than a thousand ways to die, by drowning, by perishing, stabbing, to name a few, in this journey, many lives was lost, some drowned as what conveyed them capsized, while some made it out alive but couldn't return to their Homeland, many perished at the hands of the ocean divider, some, at the hands of van Markus a.k.a the jaguar, the prevailer on seas and oceans.
Van Markus, aka the jaguar, he prevails and prowls about oceans and seas, devouring those traveling through the seas and oceans.
Van Markus is the only man that has seen the golden city, and came back with his life, when van Markus escaped aariyeh's wrath, he returned gold to the Dutch Empire, de boer was the dutch king during that time, de boer took all the gold van Markus brought back, and rewarded him nothing, not even a promotion was given to van Markus, he just got the fame, which didn't come from the king, but the crowd.
Van Markus wanted more than just fame, he wanted honour, wealth, luxury, he wanted to be seen as a Lord, for achieving the unusual, but that didn't come.
It jaundiced van Markus's heart, he planed a coupe with his friends in the military, they intruded the king's palace Chambers at midnight, and took the king's life.
Van Markus and his crew took the gold and fled Holland, they were banished after that act, and to be shot dead on sight.
Van Markus sold the golds to many empire, the ottomans, the Romans and Britain, Markus became wealthy , bought many ships, and ammunition, but he couldn't go back to Holland, cause he was an outcast, so he prevailed on the oceans, and seas, he conquered nearby islands, mostly Irish islands, and stole many ships, practically, they became pirates, Markus earned big Fortune, gold and silver filled his treasuries, he became skilful in trade, he thought he was wise, he began to feel he was some sort of a god, a sea god,
A man of his Calibre is destined to perish in the hands of strangers, he could die a violent death.
Van Markus is but wasn't the main thing of worry, for the empires, A primitive predator also prowls about the oceans, the oceans divider, a sea giant, the main causer of oceanic ship- wreckages.
Pre-historic killers like whales prowls too, and the downright dangerous snapping jaws of the whale sharks.
These are all the hidden dangers in the oceans, trespassers beware, venture in, and you could end up a dinner.
The struggle begins....