A "Trojan Horse" has come to mean any trick that causes a target to invite a foe into a securely protected bastion or place.
The Asian Steppe is the Asian part of the Eurasian Steppe. The Asian Steppe itself includes mainly the Mongolian steppes and the Kazakh steppes.
There are two main expanses of the Eurasian Steppe. the western steppe spans from Central Asia to eastern Europe. It was the original home of the Hittites and the Aryans. The eastern steppe, covering the area of present-day Mongolia, was the first home of the Turks, Huns, and the Mongols.
The steppes are grassland plains without trees apart from those near rivers and lakes; the are characterised by a continental and semi-arid climate.
Croydon is a major commercial centre in south London; about 15 km south of Charing Cross, it is located on the natural transport corridor between London and England's south coast.
Croydon expanded during the Middle Ages as a market town and a centre for charcoal production, leather tanning and brewing. A commuter town for the City of London, Croydon was amalgamated into Greater London in 1965. Road traffic is now diverted away from a largely pedestrianised town centre, but its main railway station, East Croydon, is still a major hub within the national railway transport system.