Denmark seeks Eastern aid
Winter, 1842 A.D.: Danish musketmen trying to cross the River of Storms meet with heavy losses from Swedish gatling guns. The Swedish army closes in on Kaupang.
1843 A.D.: Denmark and Rome declare friendship.
This is very interesting indeed. Rome hates Russia, who is friends with Greece, who is an enemy of Denmark. That much makes sense. But the Celts and myself are also enemies of Denmark, as well as Greece (and by extension, Russia.) So this move has gained Rome an ally while alienating two more. It also still has the largest military, so I have to be ready for Roman reinforcements to join the Danes from the coast. I hope the ongoing Roman-Russian War will limit that.
A Great Artist and a Great General are born in Sigtuna.
Those Declarations of Friendship have paid off: I'm generating Great People way faster than anyone else.
1844 A.D.: The Great Artist founds a cultural landmark near Uppsala, making it a cultural hub of Sweden.
Elsewhere, Danish berserkers ambush the Celts besieging Ribe and wipe them out.