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Al-Nasir Salah ad-Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub (1137 or 1138"“1193). Al-Nasir
Salah ad-Din is an honorary title, translatable as "The Victorious
Unifier of the Faith" while his real name is Yusuf, son of Ayyub. He
was a warrior and a Muslim military leader of Kurdish origin, as well as
the most famous of all Islamic heroes. As founder of the Ayyubid
dynasty, he unified the Near East politically and religiously, being
Sultan of Egypt, Syria and Palestine, including the territories of
Arabia, Yemen and Mesopotamia. His victories over the crusaders and the
conquest of Jerusalem granted him a prominent place in the pages of
history and he is recognized by Christians and Muslims alike for his
skill in warfare and leadership, tempered by legendary chivalry and a
The Recreation Project "Lion of the Desert"
would be ALEPH's wedge of insertion into Haqqislamite society. However,
during the technical development phase, this project posed a double
challenge: Saladin was not only a superior strategist, but a leader of
men gifted with great personal charisma and a perfect sense of chivalry.
This Recreation had to combine the strategic knowledge of Project
"Advisor" (Recreation: Sun Tze) with the charisma of Project "Orleans
Maiden" (Recreation: Jeanne d'Arc). To optimize and adapt him to
contemporary situations, an improved neuronal net was implanted to allow
access to complete knowledge of modern strategy, including detailed
data on all the military units of the Sphere.
after the failure of Project "Hakim" (Recreation: Avicenna) there
seemed to be no possibility of developing a Recreation program to ease
the integration of Haqqislam into ALEPH's sphere of influence. For this
reason, the AI froze the project. However, patience is a virtue typical
of those not subject to the tyranny of time's passage, such as
Artificial Intelligences. Due to the conflict with alien forces on
Paradiso, the usage of mixed formations comprised of units from
different powers is more frequent every day. This is required by the
constant pressure on strategic positions defended by international
forces and the need to get reinforcements from wherever possible.
Therefore, little by little, the need for officers who know how to
coordinate the different allied forces has become necessary.
officers are required to intimately know each unit and regiment
involved in a fight, understanding all their capacities, strengths and
weaknesses, so as to get the maximum performance from each one of them
and avoid risking them in operations they are not really qualified for.
To train these officers, the Bureau Aegis took inspiration from the
famous Nomad Gestalt Officers, copying their strict and intensive
instruction process. This Bureau Aegis liaison officers corps was the
wedge ALEPH used to introduce one of its most ambitious Recreations.
the objections directly presented by the Hassassin's leader, the Old
Man of the Mountain, to the Hachib, the Diwan al Jund (Ministerial War
Office) recognized the need for the presence of a liaison officer able
to understand the qualities as well as the needs of Haqqislamite units
who act in partnership with other powers' regiments. The circumstances
of Paradiso are so precarious and the level of threat posed by the
Combined Army is so serious, that exceptional measures are required,
even if that means accepting what could be the Trojan horse of ALEPH
amongst Haqqislamite ranks. Even the Hassassin sect has been forced to
reluctantly accept this situation, but has imposed its own safety
So far, Project "Lion of the Desert" has been a
complete success. The heroism and leadership of Saladin brings new
meaning to these desperate times. The glory and victories achieved under
his command are a symbol for the unity and cooperation between the
different rival powers and O-12.
Saladin is the brain and
central reference of any command center, due to his excellent control of
the flow of battle. He always knows how to make the best decisions,
both in tactical maneuvers as well as in setting the rhythm of a combat.
He never fails in his tactics and he knows how to steal an adversary's
initiative. His strategic capabilities have been proven beyond a doubt
in the Paradiso theatre where the distrust of his nature and origin is
possibly the worst obstacle he has to face on a daily basis.
Nevertheless, an overwhelming, learned and refined personality has
allowed him to gain the trust of all of those who surround him, be it
the men under his command or the officers with whom he has to work. But
never, absolutely never, from the Old Man of the Mountain, who has
ordered a Hassassin operative group to be always next to the Recreation.
This team monitors all his movements, actions and decisions, ever
willing to eliminate him at the slightest suspicion of treason towards
Haqqislam or its beliefs. Saladin, obviously, is completely aware of
this constant menace, accepting it like everything in his life, with an
elegant smile and a cunning sparkle in his eyes.
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