Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord announced the Aserai faction

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is an upcoming medieval action role-playing game by TaleWorlds Entertainment and it is a prequel to the beloved Mount & Blade: Warband.

Mount & Blade series was a huge success since they offered us a great melee combat experience. And, of course, the satisfaction when you crash your enemies and ride horses. Action combat and solid strategy together made Mount & Blade series a great franchise.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is set 200 years before Mount & Blade: Warband and takes place during the decline of the Calradian Empire and the formation of the Kingdoms that appear in the previous games. The armor, weapons and architecture will draw inspiration from 600 to 1100 A.D.

Now, TalewWrolds announced the Aserai faction. The Aserai are based on the Arab tribes just before the great Islamic conquests of the seventh century, which created a diverse tri-continental caliphate whose scale and institutions don’t really fit Bannerlord’s political system. The Aserai, like all Bannerlord cultures, will have minor factions. The Jawwal are Bedouin nomads, like those who plagued caliphs, sultans and kings throughout Islamic history.

And though our reference point is late antiquity and the very early medieval era, we’ve also introduced some institutions that thrived under the caliphs. The Ghilman, a brotherhood of slave-warriors, represent the forerunners to the Mamluks who fought for and later came to dominate the caliphate. Aserai towns meanwhile will be dominated by the back-alley mafias who feature in tales of urban Middle Eastern life, from The Thousand and One Nights to the novels of Naguib Mahfouz. The desert of the south will be hard to rule and dangerous to traverse, but the other realms ignore it at their peril, lest it suddenly throw forth a host capable of bringing empires to their knees.

For more detailed information about the Aserai faction of upcoming Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord, you can visit here. Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord will hit PC sometime in 2007, hopefully.

Stay tuned!

Written by Emine Öztürk

Veteran point & clicker, amateur designer & tattooist, Bringer of Keys and the Harbinger of News.

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