It is 690 AD. Word is spreading through out the empire that we have lost our grip on the North coast of Africa to the Muslim raiders. If this is true we have lost a great deal of trade and land settlement options. The economy will suffer from this.
Muslim soliders have attacked the city. I can't write for long because i must flee. I am crossing the strait and heading for inner Greece. Gods help us!
The muslim hoard has been pounding the outskirts of the empire. Lately we have lost the lands of Syria, Palestine, and Egypt to Muslims. Many have fled to the inner lands.
Constantinople has reached a new high in population. With the coronation of Justinian many have flocked to the city in hopes of a new start and new job opportunities.