I am re-posting a time line that I wrote in my previous life on AH.Com. I am in the process of re-re-rewriting it and will post new chapters as they are revised. The premise is going to raise a lot of questions, but I feel pretty secure in the plausibility of the "machinery" that kicks this off. There will be at least two other timelines I expect that will spawn from this one. The POD (in simplified form) is 1293, the failed Mongol invasion of Java. The commander of the expedition decides that it is too dangerous to return to China and determines to set up his own Khanate somewhere in the Indonesian Archipelago. At least that is what he plans. I know that there will be strong objections, cries of ASB and Butterflies. But I had fun on the ride, so lets see if you do to.