The Order of the Black Rose Universe

⚠️Important announcement ⚠️
Due to a family emergency, I had to postpone the release of the final instalment in the Knight’s Portal serial, titled A Knight Reborn (The Order of the Black Rose season 2).
📖 A Knight Reborn new release date : June 7nth.📚


I really apologise for the inconvenience, but I didn’t want to give you anything rushed and poorly edited.
Thank you so much for the continuous support. It means the world to me. ❤️🙏



Location of  Malta  (green circle) – in Europe









Source: NuclearVacuum File:Location European nation states.svg 











Source: OCHA

Valletta, Malta









Source: Briangotts at en.wikipediaOwn work 

Grand Harbour, Malta






Source: Briangotts at en.wikipediaOwn work 

Grand Master Pierre d’Aubusson with senior knights, wearing the “Rhodian cross” on their habits. Dedicatory miniature in Gestorum Rhodie obsidionis commentarii (account of the Siege of Rhodes of 1480), BNF Lat 6067 fol. 3v, dated 1483/4.











The siege of Malta (1565) – Arrival of the Turkish Fleet








Source: Matteo Perez d’Aleccio – Wikimedia








Source: By Berthold Werner – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,










XwejnusgozoOwn work (north pointer from File:North Pointer.svg)







Charles-Philippe Larivière Own work, PHGCOM, photographed at Versailles

St. Paul’s Cathedral, Mdina








Source: Frank VincentzOwn work

Aerial view of Mdina and its fortifications







Source: R MuscatMdina

From top: Skyline, Cathedral, Main Gate, Palazzo Santa Sofia, Palazzo Vilhena












Source: Xwejnusgozo (montage) Ies, Jean-Christophe BENOIST, Mboesch and Tony Hisgett (original photos)













Source: Richard Knötel

Janissary, before 1657












Registration of boys for the devşirme. Ottoman miniature painting from the Süleymanname, 1558












Source: Ali Amir Beg (fl. 1558) Süleymannâme, Istanbul, Topkapi Palace Museum Janissary Recruitment in the Balkans 

Cyclades island group, Greece


Source: PitichinaccioOwn work

Mykonos island







Source: PitichinaccioOwn work

Ano Mera village, Mykonos








Source: Bgabel at wikivoyage shared

Mykonos Windmills








Source: Mariordo (Mario Roberto Durán Ortiz)Own work