Byzantium

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Empire rankByzantium
Byzantium.png
Primary culture
Greek (Byzantine)

Capital province
Constantinople (151)

Government
Feudal Monarchy

State religion
OrthodoxOrthodox.png

Technology group
EasternEastern technology group
Byzantine ideas
Traditions.png Traditions:
−10% Advisor costs
+3 Tolerance of the true faith

Mercenary maintenance.png Regulation of Mercenaries

−15% Mercenary maintenance

National manpower modifier.png Repopulation of the Countryside

+10% National manpower modifier
+5% Goods produced modifier

National tax modifier.png State Administrative Reform

+10% National tax modifier

Stability cost modifier.png Delegated Power

−10% Stability cost modifier

Trade power.png Byzantine Merchant Class

+10% Global trade power

Discipline.png The New Imperial Army

+5% Discipline

Missionary strength.png Restore the Ecumenical Patriarch

+3% Missionary Strength

Idea bonus.png Ambition:

+1 Yearly prestige

Byzantium is what remains of the Eastern Roman Empire, and along with Flag of Trebizond Trebizond and Flag of Theodoro Theodoro, the last remnants of the once mighty Flag of Roman Empire Roman Empire. Starting with only two provinces in Southern Greece and Constantinople, as well as Flag of Athens Athens as a vassal, its rebirth begins under the shadow of the Flag of Ottomans Ottomans. It starts with the fabled city of Constantinople, one of the largest and richest metropolises in the Old World.

Missions[edit]

Main article: Byzantine missions

Byzantium's missions are focused around reconquering the former territories of the Empire (including Italy and thus Rome), as well as a special mission to restore the Orthodox Pentarchy by converting all five major Christian cities (Constantinople, Antioch, Rome, Jerusalem, and Alexandria) to the Orthodox faith, which, upon completion, disables the Curia mechanics.

Events[edit]

Main article: Purple Phoenix events (only with Purple Phoenix DLC)

Byzantine events revolve around the reconquest of key cities and regions in the empire. Others focus on the influence the Byzantine court had over the emperor, which can significantly boost Byzantium's monarch points.

Reformation[edit]

Byzantium can be restored by Orthodox countries with Greek or Pontic primary culture.

Execute decision.pngRestore the Byzantine Empire


The glorious Byzantine Empire is gone, but as long as there are Greeks in Constantinople, there is hope of resurrection. We can take its place in spirit, but we cannot take its name unless we prove worthy...


 
Potential requirements

This country:

Byzantium does not exist.
If this country is AI-controlled then:

Allow

This country:

  • is not a subject nation.
  • is not a nomad nation.
  • is not at war.
  • owns the following provinces:
    • Constantinople (151), Edirne (149), Epirus (144), Morea (145), Athens (146), Thessaly (147), Macedonia (148), Achaea (1773), Kocaeli (316), Hüdavendigar (317), Sugla (318), Kastoria (1853) and Karasi (2296).

Effects

This country:

  • changes to Flag of Byzantium Byzantium.
  • becomes an Empire rank empire.
  • moves its Capital.png capital to Constantinople (151) and gains a core on it.
  • gets the event ‘New Traditions & Ambitions’, if it is not a custom nation.
  • removes all its provinces from the HRE, if it is a member of the HRE.
  • gains a permanent claim on all non-core provinces of:
    • Aydin, Ankara, Germiyan, Karaman, Çukurova, Rum, Karadeniz, Hüdavendigar, Dulkadir areas
    • Edirne, Thessaly, Macedonia, Athens, Morea, Achaea, Crete, Naxos, Rhodes, Trebizond, Caffa, Corfu, Vlorë, Epirus, Sofia, Tarnovo, Burgas, Silistria, Kastoria, Chios, Theodoro, Plovdiv, Ayntab provinces
  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.
  • gets the modifier “Increased Centralization” for 20 years with the following effects:
    • Autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change,
    • National unrest.png +1 national unrest.

2 random provinces of Byzantium with Greek culture gain Tax Base Icon.png1 base tax.

Decisions[edit]

The following decisions are part of the Purple Phoenix DLC.[1]

Execute decision.pngTriumph for Greece


With the reconquest of Greece complete we can honor the victorious soldiers and generals with a triumphal march through the capital, a tradition that dates back to the earliest days of Rome. While defunct for many years, our phoenix-like rebirth seems like an apt time to restart it.


 
Potential requirements

The Purple Phoenix DLC is enabled.
The country:

  • is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium.
  • own at least 1 province of Morea or Northern Greece.
  • has not enacted this decision before.

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium owns all provinces of Morea and Northern Greece.


Effects

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium:

  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.
  • gains Army tradition.png25 army tradition.

Execute decision.pngTriumph for the Balkans


With the reconquest of the Balkans complete we can honor the victorious soldiers and generals with another triumphal march through the capital, a capital that is now secured from European threats.


 
Potential requirements

The Purple Phoenix DLC is enabled.
The country:

  • is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium.
  • own at least 1 province of the Balkans.
  • has not enacted this decision before.

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium:

  • owns the provinces:
    • Silistria (159), Burgas (1764), Edirne (149), Tarnovo (150), Sofia (1765), Macedonia (148), Kastoria (1853), Vlorë (143), Zeta (138), Ragusa (137) and Dalmatia (136).

Effects

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium:

  • gains Prestige.png20 prestige.
  • gains Army tradition.png25 army tradition.

Execute decision.pngTriumph for the Asia minor coast


Now that the Asia minor coast is secure, the capital is safe from eastward threats. The army deserves to march in triumph through the streets, and our generals must be commended.


 
Potential requirements

The Purple Phoenix DLC is enabled.
The country:

  • is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium.
  • owns at least 1 province of Aydin or Hüdavendigar.
  • has not enacted this decision before.

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium owns all provinces of Aydin and Hüdavendigar.


Effects

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium:

  • gains Prestige.png10 prestige.
  • gains Army tradition.png25 army tradition.

Execute decision.pngTriumph for Anatolia


The soldiers and generals that have secured Anatolia once again surely deserve the highest of honors!


 
Potential requirements

The Purple Phoenix DLC is enabled.
The country:

  • is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium.
  • owns at least 1 province of Anatolia.
  • has not enacted this decision before.

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium owns all provinces of Anatolia.


Effects

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium:

  • gains Prestige.png20 prestige.
  • gains Army tradition.png25 army tradition.

Execute decision.pngTriumph for Italy


Our generals have now exceeded even the great Belisarius by returning the whole of Italy to Imperial control, and so they must be awarded the grandest triumph the Empire has ever seen!


 
Potential requirements

The Purple Phoenix DLC is enabled.
The country:

  • is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium.
  • owns at least 1 province of Italy (region).
  • has not enacted this decision before.

If the country is AI-controlled then it:

Allow

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium owns all provinces of Italy (region).


Effects

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium:

  • gains Prestige.png35 prestige.
  • gains Army tradition.png25 army tradition.

Strategy[edit]

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Achievements[edit]

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As Byzantium, restore the Roman Empire.
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  1. The script code of these events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/decisions/Purple_Phoenix_decisions.txt.