Mieszko is gone and the seat of power in the early Polish state lies vacant, only to be filled by Mieszko’s son Bolesław. His reign will feature some of the most daring exploits for a state that has only recently been formed, but before we get to that, let’s get to know a little bit more about Bolesław, his early years, and about a friend he made named Adalbert.
Mieszko continues to turn Poland from an Eastern Pagan state into a Western Christian state. It won’t be perfectly smooth sailing, but by the end of his life Mieszko will have left his mark on both Poland and Europe.
We jump from the legendary past into the era of recorded Polish history and meet up with a man named Mieszko, the first historical ruler of Poland. We’ll join him as he establishes the original state of Poland, fights against the rascally nobleman Wichmann, and begins the process of converting Poland to Latin Christianity.
We start with the legendary beginnings of the Polish state, face down an army of rats intent on exacting justice, and set the stage for entering the historical era.