I am posting this thread to announce my intention to continue work on my TL, A Pale Horse. If you're not familiar with it, my TL posits a variant of the Bubonic Plague spreading from the steppes of Asia to Istanbul and beyond in the year 1512. Almost all of the deaths are centered around the Mediterranean region, but enough occur over the rest of Europe (and, importantly, the Volga basin region), to shake things up there as well. Immediately this leads to a collapse of Iberian colonialism, with the embryonic empires there unable to sustain their colonial ventures. The plague therefore gives the Native American states another hundred years of time before Europeans become interested in them again, although ironically most of those hundred years are spent languishing under their own plagues. I recently took a break from writing the TL because I was moving back to the United States and had some personal issues I needed to take care of. But I'm back in the saddle, and I'm taking this opportunity to revise some issues I had with some of the earlier posts I made in the TL. The first few posts will be very similar to the first version of the TL, but there have been changes made. Additionally, I now have a wordpress blog for the TL, hosted by the good people of interestingnonetheless.net. It can be found here: A Pale Horse: The Plague of 1512 I'm going to be posting updates both in this thread, and on the blog, and I encourage comments and discussion in both places. Commentary is very important to me because it allows me to see perspectives I may not have considered in the first draft of the post. Having the wordpress blog will allow me to make edits to the entries after they have expired on this forum. Anyway, comments and discussion, as I have said, is welcomed and encouraged.