Doug and Tony are transported to 1287 and are captured by the Mongol Batu that tortures Tony trying to discover the breach in the walls of Marco Polo's fort. However, Doug manages to escape bringing Tony and is helped by Marco Polo and his men. Tony is nursed by Sarita, the daughter of Kubla Kahn, and they fall in love for each other. However Batu wants to get married with Sarita to unite Mongolia and conquer Asia and Europe. Doug and Tony help Marco Polo to produce bombs and protect the fort. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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This episode takes place in East Asia in 1287. See more
Doug Phillips implies that the black powder that Polo is taking back to Europe lacks nitre (aka potassium nitrate); however, surviving Chinese records from the ninth century show that existing formulae (two centuries before Polo's time) contained from one-quarter to one-half nitrate content. Gunpowder without nitrate would not, in fact, be sufficiently explosive to make even the firecrackers Polo describes. See more
Edited from Taras Bulba