2. “A new world. A better world. A kingdom of conscience, of peace instead of war, love instead of hate. That is what lies in the end of a crusade. A kingdom of heaven.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

3. “And if God does not love you, how could you have done the things you have done?” – Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani

4. “How could you be in hell, when you are in my heart.” – Balian of Ibelin

5. “God has made us man. We must suffer all. I also have lost.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

6. “And what you decide to do every day, you will be a good man—or not.” – Balian of Ibelin

7. “The whole world is in chess. Any move can be the death of you. Do anything except remain where you started, and you can’t be sure of your end. Were you sure of your end once?” – King Baldwin IV

8. “You are not what you were born, but what you have it in yourself to be.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

9. “One may stare into the light until one becomes the light. I’ve done it many times.” – Hospitaler

10. “The blade isn’t the only part of the sword.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

11. “The heart will mend. Your duty is to the people of the city. I go to pray.” – Hospitaler

12. “I felt in that moment that I should live to be 100, now I know I shall not see thirty. None of us know our end really, or what hand will guide us there.” – King Baldwin IV

13. “Be without fear in the face of your enemies. Be brave and upright, that God may love thee. Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death. Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong; that is your oath.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

14. “All death is certain. I shall tell your father what I’ve seen you become.” – Hospitaler

15. “What man is a man who does not make the world better?” – Balian of Ibelin

16. Balian of Ibelin: “What is Jerusalem worth to you?” 

Saladin: “Nothing. Everything.”

17. “If this is the Kingdom of Heaven, let God do with it as he will.” – Balian of Ibelin

18. “What could a king ask of a man like me?” – Balian of Ibelin

19. “You sail now for Jerusalem as your father wished. I’ll follow within the week. Now the voyage is perilous. If God has a purpose for you there, he’ll keep you safe in his hands—if not, God bless.” – Hospitaler

20. “I am Godfrey, the Baron of Ibelin. I have 100 men at arms in Jerusalem. If you come with me, you will have a living—and—you will have my thanks. There it is.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

21. “A king does not kill a king. Were you not close enough to a great king to learn by his example?” – Saladin

22. “If the ribs are broken, the marrow will enter the blood and you will develop fever and die or a cyst will form and you will live.” – Hospitaler

23. “A princess never walks. Yet you walk.” – Balian of Ibelin

24. “Who do you think you are? Will you alter the World? Does making a man a knight make him a better fighter?” – Bishop, Patriarch of Jerusalem

25. “I have seen too much religion in the eyes of too many murderers. Holiness is in right action, and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves, and goodness.” – Hospitaler

26. “Jerusalem is easy to find, go to where the men speak Italian, then continue until they speak something else.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

27. “Is it true that in Jerusalem I can erase my sins—and those of my wife? Is it true?” – Balian of Ibelin

28. “If we do not burn these bodies, we will all be dead of disease in three days. God will understand, my lord. And if he doesn’t, then he is not God and we need not worry.” – Balian of Ibelin

29. “If you think that way, you shall not be king for long.” – Imam

30. “For the strength to endure what is to come.” – Hospitaler

31. “I put no stock in religion. By the word religion, I have seen the lunacy of fanatics of every denomination be called the will of God.” – Hospitaler

32. “It is weaker, Rashid has seen it. This will be our door into Jerusalem.” – Imad

33. “If you’ve come to kill me—even these days, it is not easy.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

34. “Remember that howsoever you are played or by whom, your soul is in your keeping alone, even though those who presume to play you be kings or men of power. When you stand before God, you cannot say, ‘But I was told by others to do thus,’ or that virtue was not convenient at the time. This will not suffice.” – King Baldwin IV

35. “A king may move a man, a father may claim a son, but that man can also move, and only then does that man truly begin his own game.” – King Baldwin IV

36. “I once fought two days with an arrow through my testicle.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

37. “What made it your place is now dead. You will never see me again. If you want anything of me, take it now.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

38. Sybilla: “What becomes of us?”

Balian of Ibelin: “The world will decide. The world always decides.”

39. “We defend this city, not to protect these stones, but the people living within these walls.” – Balian of Ibelin

40. “Your quality will be known among your enemies before ever you meet them.” – Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani

41. “I am not here because I am bored, or wicked. I am here because in the East, between two people, there is only Light.” – Sibylla

42. “If you continue like this, I shall have to find some use for you. If God can spare you, that is.” – King Baldwin IV

43. “I am what I am. Someone has to be.” – Reynald

44. “Your brother’s kingdom is here and here, and that kingdom can never be surrendered.” – Balian of Ibelin

45. “Is this why you came to the Holy Land? Come on!” – Balian of Ibelin

46. “It does. My son, you are all that survives me. Do not disappoint me.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

47. “If the war’s to be now or later, I would have it now.” – Reynald

48. “Come forward. I am glad to meet Godfrey’s son. He was one of my greatest teachers. He was there when my arm was cut.” – King Baldwin IV

49. “The reckoning is to come for what was done 100 years before. The Muslims will never forget. Nor should they.” – Hospitaler

50. “Whoever you are, my lord—my place is here.” – Balian of Ibelin

51. “He says you are a great liar, and he will fight you because you are a liar.” – Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani

52. “When this wall comes down, there will be no quarter. If you throw down your arms, your families will die. We can break this army here! So I say let them come! Let them come!” – Balian of Ibelin

53. “When I’m not king, I quake for Islam.” – Saladin

54. “It has fallen to us to defend Jerusalem, and we have made our preparations as well as they can be made. None of us took this city from Muslims. No Muslim of the great army now coming against us was born when this city was lost. We fight over an offense we did not give, against those who were not alive to be offended. What is Jerusalem? Your holy palaces lie over the Jewish temple that the Romans pulled down. The Muslim places of worship lie over yours. Which is more holy?” – Balian of Ibelin

55. “Because he was desperate. As a proof of love.” – Sybilla

56. “A woman in my place has two faces, one for the world and one which she wears in private. With you, I’ll be only Sybilla.” – Sybilla

57. “You’re your father’s son. He was my friend. I’m yours.” – Tiberias

58. “How long before he wears a mask? Will you have one made for him? How did my boy deserve it?” – Sybilla

59. “I am sorry for your troubles. God protect you.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

60. “There’s a better game now; one God against another. The pay is proportionate.” – Odo

61. “May God be with you, he’s no longer with me.” – Tiberias

62. “That does not mean that there is no God. Do you love her?” – Hospitaler

63. “At any rate, it seems I have lost my religion.” – Balian of Ibelin

64. “There’s your religion. One spark, a creosote bush. There’s your Moses. I did not hear it speak.” – Balian of Ibelin

65. “Sounds like our prayers.” – Balian of Ibelin

66. “And they are allowed their prayers?” – Balian of Ibelin

67. “God does not speak to me. Not even on the hill where Christ died. I am outside God’s grace.” – Balian of Ibelin

68. “If they pay the tax. Subhana-rabbi al adhim. Praise be to God. It is proper to praise Him.” – English Sergeant

69. “That sort of Christianity has its uses, I suppose.” – Guy de Lusignan

70. “The Saracens say that this disease is God’s vengeance against the vanity of our kingdom. As wretched as I am, these Arabs believe that the chastisement that awaits me in hell is far more severe and lasting. If that’s true, I call it unfair.” – King Baldwin IV

71. “You have taught me a lot about religion, your eminence.” – Balian of Ibelin

72. “The law can go too far—I ask myself, would Jesus do it thusly? There is so much done in Christendom of which Christ would be incapable.” – Bishop, Patriarch of Jerusalem

73. “The wall? The Mosque? The Sepulchre? Who has claim? No one has claim.” – Balian of Ibelin

74. “The King is in heaven?” – Reynald

75. “That I would rather live among men than kill them, is certainly why you are still alive.” – Tiberias

76. “You had the Templars kill Balian?” – Reynald

77. “Whoever dies here today, you will certainly be among them.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

78. “My beautiful sister. I’ve missed you. I’m sorry if I’ve caused you any pain. Remember me as I was.” – King Baldwin IV

79. “Jerusalem is dead, Tiberias. No kingdom is worth my son alive in hell. I shall go to hell instead.” – Sybilla

80. “Let’s work on your skills. Take a high guard, like this. The Italians call it ‘la posta del Falcone’—the guard of the hawk. Strike from high. Like this.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

81. “We come by this road to find Balian, who was the defender of Jerusalem.” – Richard Coeur de Lion

82. “Whatever your position, you are of my house, and that means you will serve the King of Jerusalem.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

83. “Before I lose it, I will burn it to the ground. Your holy places—ours. Every last thing in Jerusalem that drives men mad.” – Balian of Ibelin

84. “On your knees—lower. I am Jerusalem. And you, Reynald, will give me the kiss of peace.” – King Baldwin IV

85. “I pray you’ll pull back your cavalry and leave this matter to me.” – Saladin

86. “This army will be destroyed, and the city left defenseless.” – Balian of Ibelin

87. “The results of battles are determined by God—but also by preparation, numbers, the absence of disease, and the availability of water. One cannot maintain a siege with the enemy behind. How many battles did God win for the Muslims before I came? That is, before God determined I should come.” – Saladin

88. “When I wish a blacksmith to advise me in war, I will tell him.” – Guy de Lusignan

89. “I pray you retire unharmed to Damascus. Reynald of Châtillon will be punished, I swear it. Withdraw or we will all die here. Do we have terms?” – King Baldwin IV

90. “Saladin wants you to come out. He is waiting for you to make that mistake.” – Balian of Ibelin

91. “Why did you retire? Why? God did not favor him. God alone determines the results of battles.” – Imam

92. “My lord, how are we to defend Jerusalem without knights? We have no knights!” – Bishop, Patriarch of Jerusalem

93. “Is he? You were born a servant? Kneel. Every man at arms, or capable of bearing them—kneel! On your knees!” – Balian of Ibelin

94. “Few enough. That’s because we were sinful.” – Imam

95. “Are you sorry for your sins?” – Hospitaler

96. “I have to find forgiveness. That’s all I know.” – Balian of Ibelin

97. “When a body is burnt, it cannot be resurrected until Judgment Day.” – Bishop, Patriarch of Jerusalem

98. “When we took the Holy Land, we took the Saracen trading ports. The Italian ships carry silks and spices—and pilgrims if they have money. And Italy becomes rich, as the Savior intended.” – English Sergeant

99. “Then you must give him the horse!” – Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani

100. “If I had fought you when you were still capable of making bastards.” – Guy de Lusignan

101. “There is a rumor. We must condemn it immediately.” – Tiberias

102. “Call it treason. And kill those who whisper it.” – Sibylla

103. “I knew your mother. To be courteous, I should say that it was against her objections. But I was the lord’s brother and she had no choice. But I did not force her.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

104. “We have terms. I will send you my physicians.” – Saladin

105. “I knew your mother when she was making hers. Fortunately, you’re too old to be one of mine.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

106. “Convert to Islam today and beg Gods forgiveness tomorrow.” – Bishop, Patriarch of Jerusalem

107. “I know you are a princess. And I am no lord.” – Balian of Ibelin

108. “You there, he says that is his horse.” – Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani

109. “We can find out together.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

110. “You go to certain death.” – Balian of Ibelin

111. “Neither earned nor proved.” – Balian of Ibelin

112. “Give me a war.” – Guy de Lusignan

113. “Fight me fairly!” – Balian of Ibelin

114. “Why? Why should he? He is a Knight.” – Imad ad-Din al-Isfahani

115. “I took this horse from the sea.” – Balian of Ibelin

116. “I have no desire to fight.” – Balian of Ibelin

117. “I want nothing.” – Balian of Ibelin

118. “For all but one.” – Godfrey of Ibelin

119. “I am the new one.” – Balian of Ibelin


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