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Purple Phoenix events

This is a list of all Byzantine events. With the exception of the event Sack and destruction of Venice, all are added by the Purple Phoenix DLC:[1].

id

Msg event.pngA Pretender arises

As the Empire's power returns, so returns one of its greatest weaknesses. Ambitious nobles and prominent generals have ever been ready to attempt to seize the reins of Imperial power for themselves.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Has the idea group "Byzantine Ideas"
  • Owns at least 8 non-colony provinces
  • Does not have idea "Delegated Power"
  • Government is monarchy
  • Government is not Steppe Nomads
  • At least one of:
    • Legitimacy.png Legitimacy is less than 50%
    • Is in a regency
Is triggered only by

At ruler's death


Option conditions

Event trigger.pngEnabled if: Legitimacy.png Legitimacy is less than 50%

Event button 547.png
Death to traitors!

Pretender rebels.png Pretender rebels (size 2) rise up in revolt in a random owned province


id

Msg event.pngAthens reclaimed!

For centuries Athens was a center of Byzantine culture and art, until it was lost to the Latins in the Fourth Crusade. More recently, the city has been the capital of an independent duchy ruled by various western families. That time is at an end, however, and for the first time since 1204 Athens is part of the Byzantine Empire again.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Religion is Orthodoxy Orthodox
  • Owns province Athens (146)
Mean time to happen

7 days


Event button 547.png
And forever more!
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
id

Msg event.pngNikomedia reclaimed!

Nikomedia, or Izmit as the Turks called it, was a key Byzantine city on the Asia Minor coast for over a thousand years before finally being lost to the invading Turkish forces in 1337. Its return puts us in an ideal position to expand back into Asia minor once more.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Religion is Orthodoxy Orthodox
  • Owns province Kocaeli (316)
Mean time to happen

7 days


Event button 547.png
And so we shall!
  • Gain Prestige.png 10 prestige
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
  • Province Kocaeli:
    • Rename province to Optimatoi
    • Rename provincial capital to Nikomedia
id

Msg event.pngAntioch reclaimed!

Lost to the Turks in 1084, Antioch has been called the cradle of Christianity. While it is no longer the metropolis it once was, it remains an important holy city.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Religion is Orthodoxy Orthodox
  • Owns province Antioch (2313)
Mean time to happen

7 days


Event button 547.png
Deus vult!
  • Gain Patriarch authority.png 20% Patriarch authority
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
  • Province Antioch:
    • Rename provincial capital to Antioch
id

Msg event.pngJerusalem reclaimed!

Lost to the Arabs in 634, Jerusalem was once a center of Christian worship in the Empire. Its recapture is sure to boost the morale of all Christian peoples.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Religion is Orthodoxy Orthodox
  • Owns province Jerusalem (379)
Mean time to happen

7 days


Event button 547.png
Deus vult!
  • Gain Patriarch authority.png 20% Patriarch authority
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
id

Msg event.pngRome reclaimed!

Although not always directly controlled by the Empire, Rome finally severed all Byzantine ties when Pope Leo III crowned Charlemagne Holy Roman Emperor. Now, however, the city is back in our hands, and although it has suffered much it is still a highly prestigious city to control.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Religion is Orthodoxy Orthodox
  • Owns province Roma (118)
Mean time to happen

1 day


Event button 547.png
Rome, the city where it all began, is once again in our hands
  • Gain Prestige.png 25 prestige
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
id

Msg event.pngRome Orthodoxy restored!

The people of Rome once again follow the Orthodox faith, the few die-hard Papists that remain are in hiding. While this certainly doesn't end the Great Schism, if anything it deepens it, it certainly gives the Eastern Orthodox Church an advantage the eternal battle for religious authority.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Religion is Orthodoxy Orthodox
  • Owns province Roma
  • Province Roma is Orthodoxy Orthodox
Mean time to happen

7 days


Event button 547.png
Take that, Schismatics!
  • Gain Patriarch authority.png 20% Patriarch authority
id

Msg event.pngTurks driven from the Western Balkans!

The forces of the Ottoman Empire have been driven out of the Western Balkans. This is a significant point in our Empire's restoration.
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Owns at least one of:
    • Province Epirus (144)
    • Province Thessaly (147)
    • Province Macedonia (148)
  • The Flag of Ottomans Ottomans don't own any province in following areas:
    • Serbia
    • Rascia
    • Bosnia
    • Croatia
    • East Adriatic
Mean time to happen

7 days


Event button 547.png
The Phoenix rises!
  • Gain Military power.png 50 military power
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
  • Gain Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
id

Msg event.pngTurks driven from the Eastern Balkans!

The forces of the Ottoman Empire have been driven out of the Eastern Balkans. At long last Constantinople's European borders are secure!
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Owns at least one of:
    • Province Edirne (149)
    • Province Nikopol (150)
    • Province Burgas (1764)
  • The Flag of Ottomans Ottomans don't own any province in following areas:
    • Bulgaria
    • Wallachia
    • Macedonia
    • Albania
Mean time to happen

7 days


Event button 547.png
The Phoenix rises!
  • Gain Military power.png 50 military power
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
  • Gain Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
id

Msg event.pngTurks driven from Anatolia!

The forces of the Ottoman Empire have been driven out of Anatolia, which was once the seat of their power. With Anatolia secured our prosperity is assured!
 
This event happens only once during a campaign.
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC Purple Phoenix is active
  • Owns at least one of:
    • Province Kocaeli (316)
    • Province Ankara (326)
    • Province Sivas (329)
  • The Flag of Ottomans Ottomans don't own any province in Anatolia area
Mean time to happen

7 days


Event button 547.png
The Phoenix rises!
  • Gain Military power.png 50 military power
  • Gain Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power
  • Gain Administrative power.png 50 administrative power
id

Msg event.pngCourt factions influence ruler

Factions in the Imperial court have recently come out strongly in favor of the military, and are all for a greater Imperial focus on military matters.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Has the idea group "Byzantine Ideas"
  • Does not have idea "Delegated Power"
  • At least one of:
    • Country flag recent_BYZ_factions is not set
    • Has had country flag Recent faction activity for at least 1 year
Mean time to happen

36 months


Immediate effects

Set country flag recent_BYZ_factions


Event button 547.png
We could use more soldiers!

Gain Military power.png 50 military power

id

Msg event.pngCourt factions influence ruler

The military has fallen out of favor with the Imperial court lately, powerful factions are conspiring to reduce military funding at every turn.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Has the idea group "Byzantine Ideas"
  • Does not have idea "Delegated Power"
  • At least one of:
    • Country flag recent_BYZ_factions is not set
    • Has had country flag Recent faction activity for at least 1 year
Mean time to happen

72 months


Immediate effects

Set country flag recent_BYZ_factions


Event button 547.png
Will they fight instead?

Lose Military power.png 25 military power

id

Msg event.pngCourt factions influence ruler

Factions in the Imperial court have recently come out strongly in favor of a more diplomatic approach, and insist upon a greater Imperial focus on resolving things peacefully.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Has the idea group "Byzantine Ideas"
  • Does not have idea "Delegated Power"
  • At least one of:
    • Country flag recent_BYZ_factions is not set
    • Has had country flag Recent faction activity for at least 1 year
Mean time to happen

36 months


Immediate effects

Set country flag recent_BYZ_factions


Event button 547.png
Violence never solved anything

Gain Diplomatic power.png 50 diplomatic power

id

Msg event.pngCourt factions influence ruler

The diplomatic corps has fallen out of favor with the Imperial court lately, powerful factions are devoting themselves to sabotaging our diplomatic efforts.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC "Purple Phoenix" is active
  • Has the idea group "Byzantine Ideas"
  • Does not have idea "Delegated Power"
  • At least one of:
    • Country flag recent_BYZ_factions is not set
    • Has had country flag Recent faction activity for at least 1 year
Mean time to happen

72 months


Immediate effects

Set country flag recent_BYZ_factions


Event button 547.png
That's fighting talk!

Lose Diplomatic power.png 25 diplomatic power

id

Msg event.pngCourt factions influence ruler

Factions in the Imperial court have recently come out strongly in favor of better administration, and are supporting an expansion of the Imperial bureaucracy.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC Purple Phoenix is active
  • Has the idea group "Byzantine Ideas"
  • Does not have idea "Delegated Power"
  • At least one of:
    • Country flag recent_BYZ_factions is not set
    • Has had country flag Recent faction activity for at least 1 year
Mean time to happen

36 months


Immediate effects

Set country flag recent_BYZ_factions


Event button 547.png
The Empire runs on paper

Gain Administrative power.png 50 administrative power

id

Msg event.pngCourt factions influence ruler

The bureaucracy has fallen out of favor with the Imperial court lately, powerful factions are insisting that administrative funding be cut back.
 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Byzantium Byzantium
  • DLC Purple Phoenix is active
  • Has the idea group "Byzantine Ideas"
  • Does not have idea "Delegated Power"
  • At least one of:
    • Country flag recent_BYZ_factions is not set
    • Has had country flag Recent faction activity for at least 1 year
Mean time to happen

72 months


Immediate effects

Set country flag recent_BYZ_factions


Event button 547.png
But who will collect the tax?

Lose Administrative power.png 25 administrative power

id

Msg event.pngSack and destruction of Venice

Eager to avenge the legendary betrayal of the crusaders Byzantine troops spared no-one as they descended upon the once-great city of Venice. The mission of the imperial generals has always been clear, all patrician families must be stripped of their property and honors, and the treasures that were once stolen from the city of the worlds desire must be returned.

As the time came for the descent of Byzantine armies upon the City of Water, things turned more hideous than anyone could have imagined. A lifetime of warfare does not foster kindness in anyone and with commanders eager to see the city burn, byzantine soldiers embarked on a several days long campaign of devastation and plunder of churches, palaces and even the Venetian arsenal.

 
Trigger conditions
  • None
Is triggered only by

completing the ‘Annihilate Venice’ mission.


Event button 547.png
Oderint dum Metuant.

Flag of Byzantium Byzantium:

  • gains from Gold Icon.png 400 to 550 ducats
  • gains from Military power.png 15 to 55 military power

based on the development of Venezia (112).
Venezia (112):

  • gains Devastation icon.png80 devastation.
  • gets the modifier “Chastening of Venice” for the rest of the campaign:
    • Local development cost +10% local development cost
    • Local unrest.png −4 local unrest
    • Local autonomy.png −0.05 monthly autonomy change

The capital of Flag of Byzantium Byzantium:

  • gets the modifier “Byzantine Treasures Returned” for 20 years:
    • Local development cost −10% local development cost
  1. These events can be found in /Europa Universalis IV/events/Purple_Phoenix_events.txt and /Europa Universalis IV/events/flavorBYZ.txt.