The Ottomans residing in Anatolia gradually
made their way to Rumelia (1356-1357) during the period of Orhan Ghazi,
with the command of his son, Süleyman Paşa, before the conquest of Edirne
During the lull periods between their
raids and when they ceased marching, the Ottoman Raiders kept themselves
active by playing various types of sports.
Once, among 40 stout-hearted men who
started wrestling, a contest between two lasted until midnight with neither
one of them appearing the victor and this contest continued until both
of them died wrestling...
Their brothers at arms, after burying these two stouthearted men under
a fig tree in the field where the contest took place, continued their
raids towards Edirne.