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==History==
 
==History==
 
===Prelude===
 
===Prelude===
In October 1178, King [[Baldwin IV of Jerusalem]] and the [[Knights Templar]] began building the castle of Chastellet at the site of Jacob's Ford, the only crossing place of the [[Jordan River]] and the main route from Saladin's Empire to the [[Kingdom of Jerusalem]]. The castle was only a day's march away from [[Damascus]], Saladin's capital, and would severely undermine his authority there. At the beginning of construction Saladin was away quelling a rebellion in Lebanon. The castle was set to rival the size of [[Crac des Chevaliers]] but when Saladin returned, only the castle's first ring of walls was finished, standing ten metres high and only one tower was completed with the rest of the castle still unfinished.<ref name="Ellenblum">Ellenblum, Ronnie. ''[[Frankish Rural Settlement In The Latin Kingdom Of Jerusalem]]''. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.</ref>
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In October 1178, King [[Baldwin IV of Jerusalem]] and the [[Knights Templar]] began building the castle of Chastellet at the site of Jacob's Ford, the only crossing place of the [[Jordan River]] and the main route from Saladin's Empire to the [[Kingdom of Jerusalem]]. The castle was only a day's march away from [[Damascus]], Saladin's capital, and would severely undermine his authority there. At the beginning of construction Saladin was away quelling a rebellion in Lebanon. The castle was set to rival the size of [[Crac des Chevaliers]] but when Saladin returned, only the castle's first ring of walls was finished, standing ten metres high and only one tower was completed with the rest of the castle still unfinished.<ref name="Ellenblum">Ellenblum, Ronnie. ''[[Frankish Rural Settlement In The Latin Kingdom Of Jerusalem]]''. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.</ref> OMG NOOOO ALL WRONG!!!
   
 
===The battle===
 
===The battle===

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