Timur, or Tamerlane, was a highly important character in European, Asian, and Old World history, establishing a new empire that greatly influenced the area, being the last truly great steppe empire, although future ones would exist, they got increasingly outgunned by sedentary opponents, though they would remain a formidable threat. Early in his life, he and a small band of followers frequently raided the surrounding countryside. What if he was killed early on as a raider? How would this impact the Ottomans, without the interregnum? The Mughals are butterflied away, since they claimed descent from him, what impact does that have on India? What are the effects on Persia, and on Europe? How does this affect the Old World as a whole. What happens to Samarkand?