Alpamysh is not done yet!

The Alpamysh epic is not yet finished! Since our last installment, we’ve been editing the last batch of posts. So, if you’re hankering for more steppe legendarium, stick around! And we would also like to remind our readers that this edition of the Alpamysh is based upon H.B. Paksoy’s critical academic edition in English. Go check it out if you’re curious to learn more about the editorial and conceptual history behind the epic. :-)

The Alpamysh, part 21: Baychobar makes it to the finish line!

After having killed his only son, Karajan approaches the finish line… Seven days passed. Now, from whom do you hear the news? Hear it from the Kalmak, Taysha: “Observers were looking. They could see anyone coming. There was one observer from Taysha Khan, and another from Karajan. They spotted the horse coming. Taysha Khan’s observer said: ‘My Khan’s happiness shall be increased shortly, there will be an end to his worries. [Indeed], Barchin Jan now belongs to the Khan, [for his horse] Tarlan is in sight!’ However, Karajan’s observer [recognized] the gold amulet upon the animal’s neck and declared: ‘Once…

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