It looks good for you...it seems you´ll survive the dessert...maybe. But the missions test you hard and now where you left the "blasted vally" most of your companions left you in thought of going home. You and a handful stalwarts continues your odyssey throug the endless desserted land until you comes to a small arabian village. But be careful, there only mercenaries living there! Try to get them on your side...maybe you need a little bit money.
Produce some goods for you long march to conversion -and- try staying alive...infidels are all around