Sultan Saladin Admired by Friends and Foes (continued see two previous pages)


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With its own laws, lands and taxes, the Catholic Church was a very powerful institution which had its own laws and lands. The Catholic Church also imposed taxes. In addition to collecting taxes, the Church also accepted gifts of all kinds from individuals who wanted special favours or wanted to be certain of a place in heaven. The power of the Catholic Church grew with its wealth. The Catholic Church was then able to influence the kings and rulers of Europe. Opposition to the Catholic Church would result in excommunication. This meant that the person who was excommunicated could not attend any church services, receive the sacraments and would go straight to hell when they died. Christianity claiming its own rights, the Islamic faith claimed their, which caused torturing and killing between the two.




World religions are no longer of our time, since the scientific discoveries of the universe beyond clouds and the blue sky for more than one-hundred years. However, in 1095, Pope Urban II decided that Europe's kingdoms should help the Byzantine emperor. The Byzantine Empire had faced many invasions. Now the Seljuk Turks were a strong force on the Byzantine borders. Speaking to a group of nobles, Pope Urban II called for all Christians to take up arms and take control of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. The Pope's speech was witnessed and recorded by a nobleman named Fulcher of Chartres.


Many European men, women, and children joined the Crusades and fought in the Middle East. In 1099 they took Jerusalem. Wars continued in the region for many years. In 1187, the Muslim leader Saladin prepared to try to take Jerusalem back from the Christians.



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 A fight on Knights Templar premises against a Saladin Knight acting solo. The Saladin knight is able to face three adversaries at once. He has been trained for the kind of confrontation. He belongs to the Sufi brotherhood and has acquainted psychic powers through practicing the  Dhikr as much as he can. The Dhikr is a spiritual practice in Sufi gatherings or solo.



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This is the first part of a whole scenery. The second part to be followed. A Saladin Knight is listening to the discourse of a Franciscan monk, his preaching being more political than religious. What else would you have expect by the Christian leaders of that time. One does not have to go as far as the Crusaders to know that. Even when I was a boy in Belgium (the years 50), religious leaders were more concerned about politics than their own religious faiths. Today it is all different, they are in minority, and weak and religion sentenced to death. Today, when bishops and priests say something wrong, as anything against human freedom, they receive rotten tomatoes, eggs, and pastry in their stupid faces. In those days people were tortured, hanged or burned for that. However, in some countries those criminal laws still avail as in Islamic countries with homosexuals for instance, they are hanged or stoned in the name of a God of Love as they say.



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Commentary as above




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The Saladin Knights now flying West, and at this point one reaching a Flemish castle. They are now occupying Flanders.


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 This is taken place near to the castle we were previously. Unsure whether the Saladin knight and the local citizen are friends or foes. The knight’s intention was to kill, but it seems that they are becoming friends.


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The Saladin Knight landing again somewhere else on the market place near the Flemish castle, he got hold of a local citizen. He has a dagger in his right hand, but will not use it. He rather wants to close friendship with the man.


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The story is now almost at its end. The Saladin Knight is flying to the West, where he will enter in our New Era, in the year 2013. He and others will face the unexpected. Christianity is dying rapidly, while the Islam not yet, or not quiet. We must remember that the Islamic Faith is about six centuries younger, so it will be alive some time longer. But, religion is going to die as science as a whole  progresses.






  The Saladin knight is moving over planet Earth to his appointed destination Flanders where Saladin’s army will get settled in the New Age. Saladin’s preferred cities are Ghent and Bruges.


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The Saladin Knights are finally landed in the Flanders from many centuries ago, since the third Crusades, when the Templars were facing Sultan Saladin’s army. The Saladin knights landed everywhere in Ghent and Bruges. This one landed in the small medieval streets between the Cathedral and the Bishop’s House in Ghent. They have arrived in an entirely different age, which is called the New Age, or the Aquarian Age. People are different in the way of thinking and acting. The mass no longer believe in tales as imposed by the religion leaders. Those tales today are fictional, and used in comics and children books like the legend of Saint Nicolas, etc. We have entered the scientific age and so are the Saladin knights and warriors.



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The Saladin knights are now settled in the Flanders, the Commanderies of Ghent, Bruges and they are invading the castle of Laarne near Ghent. They make acquaintance with our way of life, very difficult for them. They are also confronting other warriors as shown on the picture. This is the end of the story at this stage, but this is not the end of their story.




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Sultan Saladin, Admired by Friends and Foes, on video the Saladin knights First part is here published, my own drawings and aquarelle paintings, we now foreshadow the second part in preparation for sometimes in 2014. The Saladin knights are flying as they do like birds to the West, landing in this New Age, and century. They land in Ghent, and Bruges. We have seen on Facebook what Bruges is like today, now we are visiting Ghent. In this sense we are preparing our new adventure.



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Sultan Saladin Admired by Friends and Foes (continued see previous page)


Knights Templar; History, fiction, Crusades, Islam

Writer and artist of the forthcoming book in preparation, "Sultan Saladin Admired by Friends and Foes.


Sultan Saladin was merely a window from which only few of the high standards of Islam were seen and experienced by the Crusaders. The French historian Rene Grousse truly said it all when he described Saladin saying:


"It is equally true that his generosity, his piety, devoid of fanaticism, that flower of liberality and courtesy which had been the model of our old chroniclers, won him no less popularity in Frankish Syria than in the lands of Islam."


Men and women of intellect and wisdom of all faiths or just none must not fall victims to deception or hidden agendas. People of faith or none must no longer allow fanatics to invoke war and bloodshed upon ourselves and kin, again in the name of religion. Religions are totally ungrounded as instituted by men. It is men that created God, paradise and hell, etc.



The lonely warrior of Sultan Saladin's army is on his guard, finding himself all alone, not knowing if there are enemies around.

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The young Saladin makes sentimental proposals. In this the maiden is not so agreeable, her lips are saying a lot. She shows the combination of attractive human and coldly inhuman qualities. She may appear warm and yet seem to have ice water in the veins. Young Saladin has not yet conquered everything. He does not know that she is without feeling for his love. Not to be accepted hurts, and could awaken anger. His chase can become an obsession in the pursuit of an illusion.


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Sultan Saladin as he struggles against the powerful Templar Order at least just now. In defeating the corrupt tyrants as the Pope and his Cardinals, there will require not only strength, but also skilled leadership, and tells his own commander in the presence of a commander of King Richard Lionheart how he should proceed to safe his own army as well as the Knights Templar from the destroying and evil intentions of the Vatican, the residence of the Pope and headquarters of the Catholics.


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Richard of Camville, a knight, who was an important English official in the court of Richard Lionheart. He serves as evidence of King Richard’s control over Crusade planning against Sultan Saladin.


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A Muslim is captured by the warriors of King Richard Lionheart, and is sentenced without real trial, just because he is a Muslim. The right hand of Sultan Saladin is intervening, pleading for his freedom. It is a dialogue between an official of King Richard, a Knight Templar and Saladin’s warrior. The question is, “will the captured Muslim be freed.” The story will tell. Injustices happen also today the world over. Man has not changed, and religious philosophy does not help at all, but makes it all worse. History always repeats itself. The whole scenery happens under the name of Allah, somewhere in Jerusalem.


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The warrior did not succeed to convince the Knight Templars to release the old Muslim man, and after his sentence left them totally disappointed. Despite the highly ideals of the Knight Templars, their methods were often questioned, which included subterfuge, assassination, manipulation of individuals as well as events under the authority of the Roman Catholic Church, the Pope, murder and even warfare. They did not know what justice was. Defeated, the warrior returns to his Commandery. Meanwhile, he thinks to revenge.


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The Knights Templar sentenced and killed a Muslim, which could not be prevented by the Saladin’s warrior. So now a justified revenge is going on. A warrior of Saladin’s army is killing a European citizen. Is it justified? Sultan Saladin will have the last word about this.



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This is the first panel in a series of three panels. Here the warrior is running hard in a landscape of mountains and forests. Next he will be flying in the air to finally land on a tree facing his target, the enemy.


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The Saladin’s warrior feels already the enemy through his armour. And, it winds him up. He swiftly turns to the right and the left, swinging with his blade. He hopes that his blade will stick the enemy somewhere, and he turns all sides in the air. Soon he will be on the ground he hopes. However, he landed in a bare place as people were hiding themselves in their houses.



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Conversation between Sultan Saladin and King Richard Lionheart

Well, Richard, I had the privilege to be the son of a powerful personality of the desert. My mother knowing well the Occident, taught me its ways. I was a favoured son in the family. I was able to study and appreciate science as well as the martial arts and other arts. However, during my study time, Richard,  I learned to appreciate the fairer sex gaining  the appreciation of the western woman, displaying a sense of awareness and independence, that seemed more assertive of our own women in my fathers’ Harem.

I returned from my studies with important qualifications, and remained under my father’s authority, fulfilling all the responsibilities of his position save for this one until the day came that my father’s authority requested an audience with me to discuss his affairs to be transmitted to me. But, I was and still am a warrior, and refused his proposition. He said, “My son, why do you wish to make my and your existence so difficult ?
Silence my son, you will honour my wishes? But, I did not, and here I am Richard defending my people and my faith, just like you do.



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A  justifying conversation between a Saladin warrior and two knights of two different Templar Orders. The one left belonging to the great hospital in Jerusalem run by the Order of St. John, accommodating hundreds of sick at  any one time, committed to  treating anybody regardless of race or religion; only lepers were excluded, on obvious medical  grounds. The other at the right dominated the regions they have conquered, imposing a hierarchy of power with themselves at the apex. Westerners came east to live for the Nazarene just enthusiastically  as to die for him. The three tries a negotiation settlement. This is how Sultan Saladin worked, but he was not understood by the  Knights Templar eager to fight and kill in the name of the Popish religion.



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 Freed from the succession problem and, for the fist time since Acre fell, with united support, Richer Lionheart pursued his game of two-handed chess in Southern Palestine: military action shadowing detailed negotiations. One of Richard latest offers included a proposal  for a new partition that included a divided city of Jerusalem, the Muslins retaining control of the Haram al-Shariff (Temple Mount) and the Tower of David. This found no favour.


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 Haram al-Shariff (Temple Mount), and the Wall in Jerusalem, taken by the moderator of this blog in 2011.


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The moderator of this blog, EBook author and comics artist (November 2011)



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Conversation between King Richard Lionheart and the young Saladin.


Richard: Our two armies dug in. The Christians are partially encircling the city by land, and surrounding on your army field, Saladin.


Saladin: I have heard that over 4000 Christians have been killed on the left wing alone. As a result, heaps of rotting corpses setting off for infection and disease, in fact in both camps. In spite of all this your objective has been achieved but mine too, Richard. In the name of Allah I conquer.


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Saladin’s warriors burned a Christian church in the neighbourhood of Jerusalem. For the believers in the Nazarene the death and resurrection drama as found in the Apocalypse of Saint John ended as it were just at that time. The Book of Revelation together with Prophetic passages in the Old Testament state four kinds of world ending. Three have already taken place, and the fourth one is still waiting for  as  still professed in the Christian Churches and Islam, which will never come. This is scientifically  totally impossible. Planet Earth may face a catastrophe like with other planets in time and space, how terrible it may be, but as described in the Bible it will never but never happen.  Minister of religion  are telling tales. That too is money making. The knights Templar themselves were very rich, and were sentenced for that. The  Pope and the King of France agreed to kill them and take their wealth for themselves. This is Christian justice. Do you still want to be part of them?

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The women rights in Islam have always been confusing and divided. However, that was also in Roman Catholicism some 65 years ago as well as in Protestantism and in the Jewish religion in the first place. Here is a woman protesting against those unjustified laws, as said coming from a Divine Revelation as found in the Sacred Books. The Saladin warrior is on the attack, while the woman is also armed. Who will win? At the time when I was still a child, at least in Roman Catholicism outside the purpose of bringing children to birth, man could only have sex for pleasure during the monthly menstruation of his wife, as using preservatives were also forbidden by the Church (Christian Churches). Today only a very few are following the idea. People, at least in the West, are no longer ruled by ecclesiastics with their insane ideas. Remember, mean created God, but God did not created man. Ponder on this!


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 Sultan Saladin is teaching alchemy to King Richard Lionheart


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Meditation before action. Saladin's scope of vision was that he gave each situation its due attention and weight, and he never broke a bridge of diplomacy or peace initiative with his opponents. The power or wealth he acquired never spoiled him. Power and position did not mean anything to him.


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Sultan Saladin in conversation with two ladies of King Richard Lionheart’s court in Jerusalem.

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A Saladin’s warrior approaches the Knights Templar Commandery in Jerusalem, one knight makes himself ready for the attack, while the nearest one is ready to let the man in and listen to what the Saladin’s messenger has to say.


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Death, swords and inhuman minds control our world. If possible never get cornered with multiple enemies, if you do they have a habit hitting you the same time and even with counter attacks you might end up loosing health, specially if you are not good at countering.


If you get cornered withdraw from the fight and move to better location and lock into the fight again. Since you cannot move that freely when you are locked into the fight. After all, go wild you banging Saladin’s warrior, destroy the Pope’s hypocrite. Fight to live a free life away from the tyranny of religions. Fight for right. Fight for freedom now. Masses of people are on the road, starting riots and strikes, spending all of their energy to kill in the name of the Pope of Rome, Emperors and Kings of the West.



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During the Crusade of Sultan Saladin there existed two major forces of power in the Holy Land and beyond, call it the Light Dimension and the Dark Dimension. Two different powers one at the Pope’s side and the other at the Islamic side. The Pope is unable, after all, to overcome the Light Dimension Hero Saladin, the last being in full force for the good of mankind but also with plans annihilate any resistors. The two armies are in the heat of battle; however, Saladin’s army is the strongest, as his warriors could fly like monsters ready to attack.




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World Niyuddha Foundation (Reg) India


Niyuddha is an ancient and true Indian Martial Art called as Niyuddha Kride . It was born in Satyug. Which has been developed as most effective method of weaponless self-defense but an intricate art, and an exciting sport as well a trenchant method of maintaining physical and mental fitness.






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Sultan Saladin, Admired by Friends and Foes



My forthcoming Ebook illustrated mainly by myself. While the history is accurate from the Eastern and Western point-of-view, my own drawn coloured illustrations is plainly fiction along the “Assassins” personages, though some photographs here and there. Hereby, a view of my drawings, while my artwork is not yet finished.


Shortly, the history is as such:


The army proceeded from Arsuf to Jaffa, which the Crusaders took and fortified strongly. Jaffa, they hoped, would be the base of operations in a drive to reconquer Jerusalem itself. As the winter of 1191­1192 approached, active campaigning was abandoned and further sporadic negotiations between Richard and Saladin were taken up, though without any immediate result. During the winter months Richard's men occupied and refortified Ascalon, whose fortifications had earlier been razed by Saladin.


The spring of 1192 saw continued negotiations and further skirmishing between the opposing forces. During this period Richard began to receive disturbing news of the activities of his brother John and of Philip Augustus, and as the spring gave way to summer it became evident that Richard must soon return to Europe to safeguard his own interests there. Saladin several times attacked Jaffa and once was on the point of taking the city during Richard's absence; the plan, however, was foiled by Richard's unexpected return.


During the summer Richard fell ill and this, added to the news of the rapidly deteriorating situation in Europe, brought him finally to accept Saladin's peace terms . The departure of Richard the Lionhearted from the Holy Land in October 1192 ended the third major Western invasion of the East. On this expedition three great armies had toiled to conquer Jerusalem and the whole of Palestine for the West. But, in 1192, Jerusalem was still in Saladin's hands and the deliverance of the East from the Moslems was still a pious hope. The positive achievement of this Crusade was modest: it had re-established a tiny Latin Kingdom on the Palestinian coast. The major task of the Crusade, however, was left undone.



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Sultan Saladin


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Sultan Saladin meeting  Richard the Lionhearted


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The Saladin Knight Gianni da Cabbala settled himself at Poortakker Monastery in Ghent, near the Saint Nicolas Church where normally new Knights are yearly invested. While as today, the whole Christian philosophy dismisses the faith of Islam as one that rejects Christianity, the truth of the matter is that it is the Christian church as a whole (Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants) and the tenets of Judaism as well, no matter which mainstream protagonist of them, which reject all other faiths. In fact, for the greater part of two thousand years of history, the Christians have actively fought against them all, be it the Jewish faith, the Islamic faith the Buddhist faith and any other faiths on the face of planet Earth. As such Knight Gianni da Cabbala has an immense mission in  North of Europe, defending the Truth that all religions are alike, and that the one is not better than the other. Religion is fiction. (Latest addition in my Ebook to end up the story.)



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A crusader defeated


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A warrior in Sultan Saladin's army

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 A warrior from Sultan Saladin's Army

(Defeating a Crusader for defence only)

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 Saladin before his initiation to the knighthood. It is as if he sees the vision as future great warrior, in the spirituality of Al-Ghazali, the Islamic mystic.

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A beautiful saying from the Hadiths (Islamic tradition)

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A fight between someone from Sultan Saladin's army and the Crusaders



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Recruiting for Saladin's Army.

The building behind is the most important mosque in Iran


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 Sultan Saladin in all his array is ready for a night battle.



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 Corrected panel of the above as the gold colour did not work out with Photoshop. The artist used a different drawing paper with better results.


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A prominent lady knight in my story, called at the moment and for publication on this blog, "Saladinna". Remember my story will be "history as well as fiction."



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King Richard Lionheart during the Crusades, and confrontation with Sultan Saladin.



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Queen Berengaria of Navarre, wife of Richard Lionheart



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Crusade knight, guardian of the Holy Land


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William, young European boy of almost sixteen, converted to Islam received the name of Hamza. Influenced by extremists in Sultan Saladin’s army joined the battlefield against the Knights Templar during that particular Crusade, called the Crusade of the Assassins. He was asked to go to battle and kill without pardon as much unbelievers to the Islamic Faith as possible. The extremists suppressed the lad by telling him that this is the wish of Allah, and the sure reward is paradise. The flames of hell are not for him but for the unbelievers, they will burn forever, in spite that the Islamic doctrines in the Hadiths say, that it is possible to leave hell at the long run, though with great difficulty,  if this is the will of Allah. Impossible without his will. However, they also say that if it is the will of Allah, the believer, the good person, may also go to hell. As such Islam is not a religion of hope. Reminding here, that the three Abrahamic Faiths are blood religions. No longer of our time, and even very dangerous. They all have extremists.



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Guardians of Sultan Saladin watching over the fortress. They are masked.

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 On the attack

Knights Templars knew most well that the East was scientifically  more advanced than the West; as such they reduced themselves to work for the Muslims and learn their skills, to bring the acquired knowledge to the European countries in due time. The pope forbade all scientific research work, and sentenced those who did do scientific research. This prohibition was not to contradict biblical history and Christian truths. The Bible leaves with many, many problematic questions for which there are no answers, and therefore reckoned as “doubtful”. Remember God did not created man, but man created, and all other deities.

 About sports, there are many different and exciting Japanese martial arts styles that people around the world are training in those styles: Karate, Aikido, Kempo, and Kendo...

 Also, it is believed that elements of Chinese martial arts originated more than six thousand years ago as the first cavemen learned simple blocking and striking techniques to protect themselves. The first documented form of Chinese martial arts, traditional Chinese wrestling, is noted in the texts written by and about the legendary Yellow Emperor, Huang Ti, in the first half of the third millennium BCE (Before Common Era).

 Yoga and meditation are systems that help people to increase their ability to relax, concentrate and enhance their memory. Different styles of meditation and Yoga use different methods to achieve these goals. Some focus on breath meditation, some focus on meditation through body movement, and some follow different paths. Meditation helps create a feeling of inner peace and tranquillity and is also thought to tap the hidden potentials of an individual.



Woman in the harem of Sultan Saladin


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 Night fight a Crusader against.... the story will tell.



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Guy de Lusignan King of Jerusalem, afterwards of Cyprus. Philippe L. De Coster, is also a knight in this lineage; and ever since his investiture "Grand Master Rose + Cross". He belongs also with the same title to the Sovereign Order of the Elder Brethren Rose + Cross, and the Poor Knights of Christ, Gardians of the Holy Land. This means the Knights had to watch over the safety of the pilgrims. The Grand Master General still gathers new recruits.


The artwork is copyright, while the artist and writer keeps the originals for himself. This page is under construction, and a lot more pictures will be added in the form of an Ebook. All the sketches uncoloured are also found  in the writer's Facebook, the album: "How to draw comics".

 You may write: decosterphilippe6@gmail.com



The Vampire Violonist and the dancing candlesticks

Something different, and it does not belong to above story. My own oil painting on canvas, size 60 x 70 cm. Not for sale, and belongs to my own private collection. Picture can also serve for Christmas card.



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Be not of this World for a Moment


(with the Jägerbomb)


By  Hagur









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