It is 1492, and Columbus has just made a great discovery. He has sailed to the West Indies, and the European powers are poised to colonize Americas. Meanwhile, in Asia the Ming dynasty continues to dominate with its tributary system. The Muslim Sultanates in Indonesia are in a race to crush the remains of Majapahit. In India, the Delhi Sultanate dominates the North, being ruled by the Lodi dynasty. The Ahom Kingdom is a small state. In the south the Vijayanagara Kingdom is strong. In the east there in the Gajapati Kingdom, while competing with Vijayanagara is Deccan. A number of other small Kingdoms in India also exist, Chitradurga Kingdom, Garhwal Kingdom, Mysore Kingdom, and the Keladi Kingdom.