- Baghdad is attacked by the Mongols. Baha al-Din Zuhayr (who is either an Ahl-i-Batin or Taftâni scholar) tries to mitigate the damage, but his approach is too subtle and he is gutted and hung. The city is taken by the Mongols, which further depletes the Astral Reaches. This event marks the end of the Arabic Golden Age.
- Pope Alexander IV explicitly forbids the Papal Inquisition from investigating charges of witchcraft.