| This Year In|
- 1208-1244: Albigensian Crusade against the Cathars in France continues. The war results in the complete destruction of the cultures of Provençe and Aquitaine.
- Bands of Marseilles merchants promise passage to the Holy Land to the throngs of young people taking part in the Children's Crusade. Instead, they take them to Alexandria and sell them in slave markets.
- Assumed setting year for the  sourcebook.