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This post was inspired by a recent post a mission or project for the Byzantines to renovate the Hagia Sophia. I propose adding a branch of missions to Byzantine mission tree. Most of these might require the Purple Phoenix DLC.

European Branch:


Deal with the Latins:
- Venice and Genoa:
- Either:
- Have opinion of at least 150 of BYZ
- Have been Humilated

Reward -
- If BYZ chose to diplomatically deal with the Latins, get event Expand Latin Rights?
-
ELSE:
- BYZ
- +5 power projection
- +25 prestige

Leads to Recover Greece, Recover Eastern Islands, Leagacy of Florence

NEW DISASTER: - Unionist V. Orthodox Struggle

Prerequisties:

- Nation is BYZ
- Government is not Theocracy
- State Religion is either Catholic or Orthodox

Monthly progress gain:

- Stability less than +1 - +5%
- Stability less than 0 - +10%
- Monarch faith is Catholic/Orthodox - +2.5%
- Any province in Morea, Aegean Archipeligo, Macedonia, Northern Greece - +5%
- EITHER:
- Province:
- Faith is Orthodox
- Owner state faith is Catholic
- Province:
- Faith is Catholic
- Owner state faith is Orthodox

Monthly Progress halts if:

- IS in Age of Absolutism or Age of Revolutions
- Has taken idea "Ecumenism"

START:
"Union with Rome?"

"In 1438 our Basileus Ioannes IX negoitated support from the Pope in Rome. In exchange for military support from the West against the Turks, our Basileus agreed to convert to Catholicism, along side with his brother and heir Konstantinos. However, the most profitable work was made on the subject of the schism. The council produced a solid attempt to reunite the Church in Constantinople with that of Rome. However, our people are reluctant to go along with such overtures. If we are to continue reclaiming what was once ours; we will need to decide whether we solidify our efforts from Ferrara, or will we abandon them?"

- set union_support_variable to 0
- set orthodox_support_variable to 0
- set country flag unionist_conflict_disaster

Monthly Events:

"Local Priest Denounces Union"
"Word has reached us that popular priest in one of our provinces has recently made an impassioned speech against any Union with Rome. He claimed that we should never join with those who sacked and desecrated the Holy Wisdom. This could seriously injure our efforts to enforce and strengthen our union with Rome. Yet, we could use him to begin to turn away from the Union"

- This man is misguided! We need our Union with Rome!

- Randomly owned province gains Local Priest Denounced (+1 unrest), lasts for 12 months
- update union_support_variable by +1
- update orthodox_support_variable by -1


- This man shows us the truth!
-
Randomly owned provinces gains Local Priest Supported (-1 unrest), lasts for 12 months
- update orthodox_support_variable by +1
- update union_support_variable by -1

"Local Priest Supports Union"
"Word has reached us that a popular priest in one of our provinces has made several speeches in favor our effort to reunite with Rome. He claims that the Turk is a greater threat, and the Pope will help our Basileus reclaim our territory.""

- This man shows us the truth!
-
Randomly owned provinces gains Local Priest Supported (-1 unrest), lasts for 12 months
-
Randomly owned province 10% faith changes to Catholic
- update orthodox_support_variable by +1
- update union_support_variable by -1

- This man is misguided! We need our Union with Rome!

- Randomly owned province gains Local Priest Denounced (+1 unrest), lasts for 12 months
- update union_support_variable by +1
- update orthodox_support_variable by -1

"Metropolitan denounces Union"

"While our current Patriarch might support our efforts to reunite with Rome, that does not go for all the clergy. Recently a Metropolitan has made some impassioned speeches against both the union, which he decried as a reject of the true faith. While we would normally not care, this does put our effort into jeopardy. However, such a condemnation might help us more solidly break from our efforts to unify with Rome."

- We will put him in his place! Our Union is as sacred as our nation!

- update union_support_variable by +1
- update orthodox_support_variable by -1
-
Randomly owned state gains Metropolitan Denounced (+1 unrest), last for 2 years

- This is the zeal we need!
- update orthodox_support_variable by +1
- update union_support_variable by -1

- Randomly owned state gets Metropolitan Supported (-1 unrest), lasts for 2 years

" Metropolitan supports Union"

"Just as our Patriarch supports the Union, so too do a growing number of clergy. Today we learned that a former zealous anti-unionist Metropolitan announced his support for the Union. While this is clearly a step in the right direction, some conservative efforts might want us to convice that he is misguided."

- His support is greatly appreciated and needed!
- update union_support_variable by +1

- update orthodox_support_variable by -1
-
Randomly owned state gains Metropolitan Supported (-1 unrest), lasts for 2 years

- He will ruin everything! He will lead his sheep to the slaughter!
- update orthodox_support_variable by +1
- update union_support_variable by -1
- Randomly owned state gains Metropolitan Denounced (+1 unrest), lasts for 2 years

"Patriarch turns from Union"

"While in the past our Patriarch has supported our Union with Rome, it appears that he has had a change in heart. Whatever his reasons, this could seriously damage our efforts to reunite with Rome."

- Regrettable
- update orthodox_support_variable by +2
- update
union_support_variable by -2
- - 5% Patrarchial Authority

" Reaction from Mount Athos"

trigger:
- does not already have mount_athos_reacts

"While selecuded from most information of the world, Mount Athos has recently learned our Union with Rome. Reports state that the monks are majoritivly in favor of the union. Considering Mount Athos prestige this will help us move forward with our union."

- Good to hear
- update union_support_variable by +2
- update orthodox_support variable by -2
- set country flag mount_athos_reacts

"Reaction from Mount Athos"

trigger:
- country does not have country flag mount_athos_reacts

"While slelecuded from most infrom of the world, Mounth Athos has recently learned of our Union with Rome. Reports state they didn't even dissucss it. The are all against the union. This is a serious blow to our efforts to reunite the churches."


- Regretable
- update orthodox_support_variable by +2
- update union_support_variable by -2
- set country flag mount_athos_reacts

"Formalize our conversion"

"In 1438 our Basileus, Ioannes VIII, nominally acknowledged the supremacy of the Latin Rite, in a diplomatic effort to gather an anti-Turkish coalition. His brother, Konstantinos, also joined him. However, since that date, formal union between Constantinople and Rome has failed to materialize, while the Roman Empire has yet to formally join the West in the Latin Rite. However, with our efforts coming under threat, some our supporters have called us to formally move towards the Latin Rite."

-
"Yes! It is time to formally abandon our old ways. We will join our Latin brothers against the Turk."

- BYZ state faith changes to Catholic
- Get 25 Papal Influence points
- Stability -1
- A randomly owned, Orthodox province
- 4K Orthodox Zealots spawn

- PAP gets event "Byzantine Empire joins the fold"
- update union_support_variable by +5
- update orthodox_support_variable by -5

- "No! We cannot abandon our people's way."

- Clergy gains 10 loyalty
- +5% Patriarchal Authority
- PAP gets opinion modifier (Rejected Union - 50 (-1 yearly decay))
- update orthodox_support_variable by +5
- update union_support_variable by -5
Finisher

- BYZ:
- Has at least +1 stability
- IF:
- IS Catholic:
- PAP has at least +125 opinion
- Has at least 75% religious unity
-IS Orthodox
- Clergy loyalty is at least 70
- Has at least 75% religious unity
- Controls Constantinople (112)


IF:

union_support_variable greater than +5

"Union of Constantinople"

"The fruits of Basileus Ioannes VIII's diplomatic work, it seems, have come to completetion. While not complete, he seems to have begun a stronger union between Constantinople and Rome. Our Emperor's will finallly at last be able to call on our Christian brothers to defend us from the vile Turk. As Latin Rite begins to take precedent over the older, more conservative rite; it becomes obvious that the Roman Empire has rejoined the West in the Latin Rite."


"Fidei, divisus, coniungo. Amen"
- +1 Stability
- IF BYZ is not already Catholic
- BYZ convert to Catholic
- clear country flag unionist_conflict_disaster
union_support_variable is 0
orthodox_support_variable is 0


"Roman Tolerance"

"While Basileus Ioannes' work has failed to generate any lasting effects, it does seem to have temporarly reduced tensions locally between the local Orthodox populace and the Latin rite merchants. Hopefully in the future, a more stronger union could be forged, or perhaps our rising power might become the basis for a stronger Orthodox Church. Whatever path we choose, we must choose wisely."


"Coniuncta cum divisia"
- +1 Stability
- clearly country flag unionist_conflict_disaster

orthodox_support_variable is greater than +5

"Constnatinople Defiant"

"Despite recent efforts to enforce a union on us by Basileus Ioannes VII, we have perserved. We don't need the Pope and the schismatics. We are the Roman Empire! We have protected their faith for years, and a union with them will not help us, nor them. We will stay with Patriarch and our Metropolitans, who have guided us over these fateful years."

"Empros, an monos"

- +1 Stability
- IF:
- Ruler and heir religion are Catholic:
- Ruler and Heir convert to Orthodox, this will apply to future heirs
- +10% Patriarchal Authority

" Expand Latin Rights?"

"Ever since the treachery and barbarity of the Franks in 1204, we have had good reason to hate and despise the Franks and their greedy associates, the Venetians and Genoese. However, %monarch% has decided to embark on different course of action. Rather than fight endless wars of reclamation against these... occupiers. We could use our growing treasury to reclaim was once lost. We have put together a proposal to both of the occupiers, they will return our land, in exchange for trading rights and privillages in Constantinople"

"We are the Romans! They will have to agree to our proposals!"

- Venice and Genoa get "Byzantine proposal"

" Never! We will show them the superioity through war. I refuse to deal with those who desecrated our churches!"

- Nothing

"Byzantine Proposal"

"Recently, the false Romans have been gathering strength. While this is a potential serious threat to our power in the region, they have made some diplomatic inroads with us. Now they have come with a proposal, to prevent war in the future. We will hand over our territories in the Aegean in exchange for trading rights in Constantinople"

"Sounds good. Begin the process!"


- Every owned province in the Aegean Archipelgio and Morea are transfered to BYZ
- Constantinople gains (Special Latin Rights: Active as long as BYZ owns Constantinople Venice (VEN) and Genoa (GEN) +10% local trade power, has docking rights to province)
- BYZ unlocks decision - Revoke Latin Rights

"Why have rights to the city when we could own it?"

- BYZ gains opinion modifer -25 (rejected generous offer) (monthly decay -1)


"Revoke Latin Rights"

" For some time we have granted the Latin traders from Venice and Genoa special trading and port rights. However, recently they have started to become unbearable. Their priests are constantly causing issues with the locals and our own merchants are starting to have issues in securing deals. The time has to formally expel the Merchants, priests, and their boats. Constantinople will once again be completely ours!"

- Constantinople loses Special Latin Rights
- Genoa and Venice gain Diplomatic Insult CB against BYZ


Revitalize Greece:

Requires Completion of "Recover Greece"

All provinces in the Epirus and Morea states have at least 10 dev.

Reward - Epirus and Morea states get for 10 years Hellas Prospers - (FOR MoH: +.25% Prosperity Progress, -1 Unrest)(ELSE : -15% dev. cost, -1 unrest)

Macedonian Investment

Requires "Revitalize Greece"

Province Macedonia (148) has at least 20 dev.

All provinces in Macedonia state have least 10 dev. and at least 3 have either workshop or church

Reward - Macedonia (148) gets for 20 years Imperial Co-capital : -10% dev. cost , +1% fort defense, +10% building cost)


Rebuild Constantinople

Requires - Byzantium owns Constantinople(151)

Constantinople -
- Dev. at least 40
- Has:
- Market
- Church

Rewards - Unlocks, at ADM tech 19 a Great Project, Renovate and Modernize the Hagia Sophia ; Increase Constantinople center of trade level by 1 (if already maxed, add 2 prod. dev.) ; Constantinople for the rest of the game gets City of World's Desire (+1 Diplo Rep. , +1.5 Yearly Prestige, +5 Power Projection)

Renovate and Modernize the Hagia Sophia

"Ever since its opening in 537, the Hagia Sophia has stood as a testament of our power. Built upon older and smaller churches
, the current structure was built upon orders of Ioustinianos I, and over seen by Isidore and Anthemius. However, over the test of time it begun to show its age. Varangian inscriptions have been found on the walls, while the treacherous Dandolo lies entombed within its walls beside our pious leaders. Recently our Steward has proposed a great project to immortalize our names into history. He has proposed that repair and enlarge the Hagia Sophia, for the good of our faith and people. While this may prove expensive; the Patriarch has assured us that our place among the Saints would be assured!"

- cost 2,500 ducats
- takes 5 years

Upon completion:

Constantinople gets Hagia Sophia (+0.25 Yearly Patriarchal Authority (or +0.25 Yearly Papal Influence, +0.25 Yearly Church Power, +0.25 Yearly Fervor , +0.25 Yearly Piety), +25% Icon Duration (IF TR enabled))

Control Aegean Trade

Requires "Macedonian Investment"

Byzantium has at 50% trade power in Ragusa node

Reward - For 5 years Byzantium gets Aegean Pacified ( Ship Trade Power +10%, Trade Power +5%, Naval Tradition +1)

Albanian Question

Requires "Recover Albania"

Either:

Byzantium:
- Albanian is an accepted culture
OR
NO Province has Albanian culture

Reward - If Byzantium accepted Albanian culture, for 10 years Religious Tolerance (+10% Religious Unity, -1 Unrest), Else Hellenic Resettlement (-10% culture conversion, -1% dev. cost, +1 unrest)

Fate of the Slavs

Requires "Albanian Questions" and "Conquer the Balkans"

Either:

Byzantium:
- At least one is an accepted culture - Serbian, Bosnia, Croatian

OR -

No provinces has culture that is in the South Slavic group

Reward - If Byzantium accepted Croatian culture, for 10 years Religious Tolerance (+10% Religious Unity, -1 Unrest); if Byzantium accepted Serbian culture, for 10 years Loyal Slavs (-1 unrest, +10% national manpower), ELSE Hellenic Balkans (-1% dev. cost, +1 unrest)

Reestablish the Northern Limes

Requires - "Northern Border"

At 2 of the 4 states - Bulgaria, Serbia, Silistria, Slavonia

Has fort level greater than 3

Reward - Byzantium gets for 25 years, Northern Limes Restored (+10% Fort Defense, -2.5% Fort Maintenance Cost) ; all Balkan provinces get Protected Northern Border (-1 unrest, +10% tax , +.25 Goods Produced) (Byzantium should lose these modifiers if at any moment their forts on any of the aforementioned states is occupied by non-rebels)

Renovate Splathos:

Requires "Reestablish the Northern Limes"

Split(136)
- Dev. at least 30
- Has market and one of the follow
- Church or workshop

Reward - Reduce Ragusa Center of Trade by one level, if all ready at 1, remove it ; Add Level 1 Center of Trade on Split(136); Split gains, for 20 years Imperial Urban Rebuilding (-20% Dev. Cost, -10% Building Cost)

Resettle Magna Graecia
Requires "Reclaim Sicily"

All provinces in the Apulia, Calabria, Eastern Sicily, and Western Sicily states
- Culture IS Greek

Reward - Apulia, Calabria, Eastern Sicily, and Western Sicily get for 10 years Magna Graecia Restored (-10% Dev. Cost, +5% Provincial Tax)


Rebuild Central Italy
Requires "Recover Northern Italy"
Byzantium owns at least two provinces in the Lazio, Marche-Abruzzo,Tuscany, and Emilia-Romagna states
Lazio, Marche-Abruzzo, and Tuscany have no devastation

Rewards - Lazio, Marche-Abruzzo, Tuscany, and Emilia-Romagna get for 5 years Imperial Rebuilding (-0.05 Devastation, -1 Unrest)

Rebuild Ravenna
Requires "Rebuild Central Italy"
Ravenna (114)
- Dev. is at least 30
- Has church
- Has market
- Is Orthodox

Reward - Ravenna gets, for the rest of the game Exarchate Capital ((Governing Cost -75%, State Governing Cost -20%, Prestige Decay -1%, Maximum Autonomy +20%)(May not be granted seat in Parliament if Byzantium has 'Parliamentarism' government reform))


Sack and Destruction of Venice (redux)

- Currently fires after completing "Annihilate Venice"


Reward

- BYZ gains 500 ducats
- BYZ gains 150 mil. points

Venezia (112) :

- loses 2 random dev.
- gains Chastening of Venice ( - 50% exploit dev. time cooldown, -4 unrest, +0.01 devastation, -0.025 autonomy)

Constantinople (151)

- gets Treasures Returned (-10% dev. cost)
-
gains 2 random dev.

Raze Venice

Requires "Annihilate Venice"

Venice (112)
- Dev. is less than 10

Reward - Venice loses Center of Trade, Friuli (111) gains 2 random dev. and add 1 Center of Trade


Anatolia Branch


City of Saints

Requires "Recover the Coastline"

Hudavendigar(317) -
- Religion is Orthodox
- Has Church

Rewards - Byzantium gets for 10 years Nicaea Restored (+1% Missionary Strength), Hudavendigar gets for 10 years Investment in Monasteries (+1 Tolerance of True Faith, -2% Local Missionary Strength, +.10 Yearly Legitimacy)


Rebuild Smyrna

Requires - "Convert Asia Minor"

Smyrna(318)
- Dev. is at least 30
- Has:
- Market
- Either:
- Church
- Workshop

Rewards - Smyrna gets for 20 years Smyrna Rebuilt (+5% Trade Power, +1 Goods Produced, -5% dev. cost)


Turkish Question

Requires - "Central Anatolia"

EITHER

Byzantium -
Turkish - Is an accepted culture

OR

No provinces in the Anatolia region have Turkish culture

Reward - If Byzantium accepts Turkish, for the rest of the game Turkish Cavalry (+10% Cavalry Combat Ability, -5% Cavalry Cost) , If Byzantium (re)Hellenizes Anatolia, all provinces in Anatolia region get Hellenic Anatolia (-10% dev. cost, +10% tax modifier) while Byzantium gets, for the rest of the game Anatolian Lessons (-10% Culture Conversion Cost, -10% Accept Culture Cost)

Restore Cappadocia

Requires - "Central Anatolia"


All provinces in the Karaman state
- Have at least 10 dev.
- Have 0 Devastation
Konya
- Has at least 20 dev.
- Culture is Greek

Reward - Karaman state gets for 20 years Cappadocians Revealed (-5% Culture Conversion Cost, +0.25% Missionary Strength)

Resettle Pontus -

Requires - "Western Anatolia"

Provinces Kastamonu(325), Sinop(328), Canik(2304), and Trebizond(330)
- Culture is EITHER
- Greek
- Pontic

Sinop and Trebizond
- Dev. at least 20

Reward - Get event "Fate of the Kommenoi" , Add 1 Level of Center of Trade to Trebizond, Byzantium - +25 Prestige

"Fate of the Kommenoi"

With the resettlement of Pontus, an issue has come to our attention. These lands are the ancient homelands of the Kommenoi. The Kommenoi had been Emperor in the past, until they were usurped. After the disaster of 1204, they took up the lands around Trebizond. As our power contracted, they began to look else where and ignored Constantinople's authority. With our miraculous recovery, the Kommenoi have become...worried. Now a petition has come to Constantinople asking that the Kommenoi be reinstated in Trebizond as Strategos of that region. However, some of our political advisors and eunuchs argue that the Kommenoi are traitors to the throne and should be arrested and killed. Even worse there are some that whisper that the Kommenoi are now plotting to reclaim what they claim was theirs"


"The Kommenoi served us well as Basileus then, and even now!"

- Ruler dies
- Heir dies
- Generate new Pontic, Orthodox ruler of the Dynasty Kommenos
- 8K Pretenders lead by Greek Orthodox of Dynasty Palaiologos spawn in Epirus (144)
- 20K Rebels spawn on four random owned provinces in the Anatolia and Balkans Regions
- Lose -2 Stability

"The Kommenoi served well in Trebizond. That is where they will stay"

- Release Trebizond as a vassal
- Generate ruler for Trebizond
- Pontic, Orthodox of the Dynasty Kommenos

"The Kommenoi cannot be allowed to regain power in either Constantinople or Trebizond. Exile them!"

- Nothing?
- 30% A Rival of Byzantium gets event "Kommenoi Prince Arrives"
- Georgia (GEO), if it exists, gets event "Kommenoi Prince Arrives"

"The Kommenoi are snakes in the garden. We must be merciless and swift. They will all die."

- IF RoM enabled - 20% Ruler loses one personality, gains Cruel Personality
- -1 Stability
- 20% Chance of 5K Rebels spawn on Trebizond lead by a Pontic, Orthodox leader of Dynasty Kommenoi


"Kommenoi Prince Arrives"

(If not Georgia)
"Recently the Greeks have found themselves in a interesting quarrel. An old prince has had his land confiscated and he himself has been exiled. This prince made his introductions yesterday and claims, according to our diplomat and translator, to be the descendant of an great Emperor. He has petitioned us, knowing our hatred of the Greeks, to fund an expedition to reclaim his. If we were to do us, he states that he would be in our debt!"
(If is Georgia)
"Recently the Palaiologoi have found themselves in a interesting quarrel. The Kommenoi have their land confiscated and the prince himself has been exiled. This prince has made way to %georgia_capital% and made his introductions yesterday. He has petitioned us, citing our Dynastic ties to fund an expedition to reclaim his. If we were to do us, he states that he would be in our debt!"


"Give him all that he needs!"
- -8000 manpower
- 250 ducats
- Byzantium :
- Neighboring province -
- 8k pretender rebels lead by a Pontic, Orthodox man of the Dynasty Kommenos
- Get Event - "Kommenoi Insurrection"

"Give him some coin and send him off!

- -125 ducats
- Byzantium:
- Neighboring Province -
- 4k pretender rebels lead by a Pontic, Orthodox man of the Dynasty Kommenos
- Get Event - "Kommenoi Insurrection"

"Give him some our men and send him off!"
- -6k Manpower
- Byzantium :
- Neighboring Province
- 6k pretender rebels lead by a Pontic, Orthodox man of the Dynasty Kommenos
- Get Event - "Kommenoi Insurrection"

"Let us not risk the wrath of the Greeks."

- -25 Prestige

"Let us do them a kind deed! Arrest this prince and bring me his head!"
- Byzantium's opinion of you +25
- If = Is Georgia
- -10 Legitimacy


Asiatic Branch

Rebuild Antioch

Requires "Recover Antioch"

Antioch(2313)
- Dev. at least 40
- Dev. is greater than Aleppo(377)
- Has:
- Market
- Church
- Culture Is - Greek

Reward - Byzantium gets for 5 years Antioch Rebuilding (-1% National Tax, -10% dev cost) , Antioch gets for 20 years Imperial Rebuilding (-10% dev cost, -5% building cost) add 1 Level of Center of Trade, Aleppo loses Center of Trade

Reorganize Syria

Requires "Recover Antioch"


Aleppo, Syria, and Syrian Desert are states with full cores
EITHER
Byzantium has accepted Syrian culture
OR
Aleppo, Syria, and Syrian Desert -
- All provinces are Greek culture

Reward - Byzantium gets for 10 years Syria Reorganized (-1 unrest, -10% core cost) , Aleppo, Syria, and Syrian Desert get for 50 years Imperial Restructuring (+1 unrest, +5% tax modifier, -10% governing cost) , Tadmor(405) changes name to Palmyra and Capital of Tadmor changes to Palmyra

Rebuild Palmyra

Requires "Reorganize Palmyra"

Tadmor(405)
- Has dev at least 20
- Has:
- Market

Reward: Tadmor/Palmyra(405) gets for 25 years Palmyrene Rebirth (-10% dev. cost, +5% tax modifier, +1% trade power)


Repair Jerusalem
Jerusalem(379)
- Dev. at least 20
- Has:
- Church
- Market

Reward - Byzantium gets for 5 years Pious Investments (+0.1 Yearly Patriarchal Authority, +0.1 Yearly Prestige) ; Byzantium gets event "Jews of Judea"

"Jews of Judea"

"With our recent recovery of Jerusalem our people are unanimous in celebration. However, after the dust has settled an interesting proposal has come to our attention. Some Jewish merchants have begun to draft a proposal to make Jerusalem a Jewish haven, with special rights and protections. Former Emperors have dealt with the Jews in different ways and for different reasons. Our Dynasty has been uniquely tolerant of the Jews, unlike other Dynasties, such as the Doukas or the Kommenoi. We could act preemptively and grant them the city, but this may anger some of our more... zealous citizens, or we could bar them the city."

"The city of David shall once again belong his people!
-
Jerusalem(379) culture changes to Hebrew
- Jerusalem religion changes to Jewish
- Add 1 Level of Center of Trade to Jerusalem
- Jerusalem gets for the rest of the game Palaiologoian Decree (-100% Local Missionary Strength, +1 Goods Produced, +10% Trade Power)

" We will give them more than the city! Let us give them the land promised to their forefathers, the land of Judah and Manasseh shall be theirs forever more!"

-
Jerusalem(379) culture changes to Hebrew
- Jerusalem religion changes to Jewish
- Jerusalem gets for the rest of the game Palaiologoian Decree (-100% Local Missionary Strength, +1 Goods Produced, +10% Trade Power)
-
Gaza (364) culture changes to Hebrew
- Gaza religion changes to Jewish
- Gaza gets for the rest of the game Palaiologoian Decree (-100% Local Missionary Strength, +1 Goods Produced, +10% Trade Power)
-Jaffa(1854) culture changes to Hebrew
- Jaffa religion changes to Jewish
- Jaffa gets for the rest of the game Palaiologoian Decree (-100% Local Missionary Strength, +1 Goods Produced, +10% Trade Power)
-
Byzantium gets for 25 years Jews Indebted (-1% Interest per annum, +0.10 Yearly Inflation Reduction), for 10 years Jewish Tolerance (-1 Tolerance of True Faith, +1 Tolerance of Heathens)

"Reject their proposal! They forfeitted their rights to city and region years ago!"


- Merchant Estate loses 2.50 loyalty
- Byzantium gets for 5 years Enriched Jewish Ghettos (-1% dev cost, -5% advisor cost)


African Branch

Rebuild Alexandria

Requires - "Recover Alexandria"

Alexandria -
- Dev. is at least 30
- Has:
- University
- Market
- Church

Reward - Delta State gets for 20 years Aegyptian Rebuilding (-0.25 Monthly Devastation Decay, -1% dev. cost) ; 20% chance of one province in Delta that is not Christian religious group flipping to Coptic, Alexandria gets for the rest of the game New Alexandrian Library (+10% Institution Spread, -1% Tech Cost, -0.5% Prestige Decay)

Elevate the Copts
Requires - "Rebuild Alexandria"

- At least 15 provinces in the Egyptian Region
- Religion is in the Christian Religion Group

Reward - Alexandria(358) and two randomly owned provinces culture changes to Khemetic, a level 3 Khemetic Coptic Trader arrives in Alexandria (50% cheaper for our country), Egyptian Region gets Copts revealed (+1.5% Missionary Strength, -1 unrest)

Khemetic Culture:

Culture Group: Greek
Primary Nation: N/A (as of now)

Male Names:
Abanoub
Awraham
Awel
Adam
Adelfio
Aleksanaros
Andris
Antonious
Aron
Ashraf
Wasile
Beniamin
Bishoi
Boutros
Chael
Khristophoros
Danyal
Daueid
Evanderos
Ezra
Gabriyal
Girigis
Hanri
Ilyas
Isac
Ioseb
Istafanus
Jerjer
Khael
Kosma
Krystafer
Ksystous
Lot
Lukious
Maurikious
Matta
Mikail
Mina
Mouses
Myronous
Pamin
Roubos
Sarabion
Tadros
Thaodoros
Touma
Yakobs
Yared
Yeshak
Youssef
Zaia

Female Names:
Anastasia
Anna
Demiana
Diana
Elpis
Eva
Hanna
Herewekka
Hrakhel
Iris
Eirene
Elisabet
Kattrin
Khroustina
Lea
Leksandria
Loukia
Lariam
Marina
Marta
Maysoon
Paisi
Piamun
Potamina
Roufina
Samia
Sofia
Talida
Virina

Dynasty Names: I haven't been able to find any solid Dynasty names, so temporary fix Borrow Arab Egyptian and Greek Dynasty names

Rebuild Kyrene

Requires - "Rebuild Alexandria"

Province Darna(357) (?)
- Has Dev. at least 20
- Has:
- Market

Reward - Darna province name changes to Kyrene, provincial capital name changes to Kyrene; Darna gets for 5 years Kyrene Restored (-10% dev. cost, -5% building cost)

Rebuild the African Road

Requires: "Recover Tripoli"

All provinces in the Tripolitania state have least 10 dev.

Reward: For the rest of the game , Tripolitania state gets Roman Roads Restored (-10% Movement Cost, +2.5% Trade Power)

Establish an African City

Requires: "Rebuild the African Road"

At least one province in the Tripolitania state has at least 20 dev.

Reward: Completing province - Province Name changes to Nea Leptis Magna, Province capital changes to Nea Leptis Magna, Provinces for gets 5 years Population Boom (-20% dev. cost, +1 unrest)

Revitalize Africa Minor

Requires: "Rebuild the African Road"

All provinces in the Tunisia and Djerba have at least 10 dev.

Reward: Tunisia and Djerba states get Prospering Farms (+10% tax modifier, +10% production efficiency)

Third Times the Charm
Requires - "Revitalize Africa Minor"

Tunis(341)
- Has at least 35 dev.
- Has:
- Market
- Church

Reward - Tunis: Province name changes Karthago, Province Capital name changes to Karthago, add 1 level of Center of Trade ; Tunis gets for 20 years Carthage Rebuilt (-10% dev. cost, +25% Provincial trade power)


EDIT V 1.0 -

CHANGELOG

- Removed Prestige Benefits from Hagia Sophia Project

- Buffed Patriarchal Authority Bonus for Hagia Sophia

- Reduced Cost for Renovating Hagia Sophia

- Removed Culture Conversion Cost from Fate of the Slavs

- Renamed Benefit for Culture Shifting Balkans to Hellenic Balkans

- Removed the Honor Archimedes mission

- Removed Culture Conversion bonus from Imperial Urban Rebuilding in Reestablish the Northern Limes

V 1.5

- Changed Fate of the Kommenoi

- Improved the Palaiologoi Counter-coup

- Added Georgia in the Kommenoi exile placement, due to ties

- Added more dudes for Kommenoi to lead against Palaiologoi purge

- Georgia now loses legitimacy for killing Kommenoi

V 2.0

-Improved Sack and Destruction of Venice

- Added Misson to deal with Latins

- Added events to simulate interactions with Latin traders

- Added New Disaster for BYZ to deal with! Now not just will your lands be poor, but now
also on fire!
 
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Good job! This can make game as BYZ a little more than "Conquest, conquest, conquest"
Thanks. Strangely this is most work and effort I've put into a project that has literally little or no benefit for me.
 

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10.000 ducats for the hagia sophia mission? For +1 prestige and some church legitimacy? any change it could be lowered to 1000 /1500/2500 ducats?
 
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Overall, I like the missions you've proposed for Byzantium. In general, I feel that missions oriented around other things than conquest are always a good addition to any mission-tree. Here's some feedback I have about your mission, event and decision suggestions:
  • The ducat cost for "Renovate and Modernize the Hagia Sophia" seems way too expensive for the bonuses it provides. To demonstrate, let's show what the bonuses you propose would actually translate to. By 1648, when tech 19 becomes available for most tags, Hagia Sophia's bonuses would amount to 17 Patriarch authority, 20 saved Patriarch authority, and 2,076 prestige for the rest of the game. The Patriarch bonuses seem negliable to me, and considering how many sources of prestige there are in the game, I don't find the extra prestige particularly appealing.
  • Culture conversion missions in the Balkans and South Italy don't really seem fitting to me. Not only did the historical attempts at the Hellenisation of the Balkans by Byzantium fail repeatedly, but many areas that are the focus of culture-conversion missions never even had a majority Greek population to begin with, so portraying these regions as being "resettled" doesn't seem appropriate. Not to mention that at the time, central governments didn't really have the means to enforce cultural assimilation of various ethnic groups, so Byzantium having missions and rewards focusing on cultural assimilation of a region that historically resisted doing so just doesn't seem appropriate to me.
  • "Honor Archimedes" doesn't really feel too period-appropriate. Going back to Ancient Greece for inspiration of Byzantine missions just doesn't fit, in my opinion.
  • "Raze Venice" should probably be handled better by expanding on the Byzantine mission that occurs after Annihilate Venice. After all, by the time when you've conquered Venice, there's little reason to continue making the region less valuable, given that Venice is an end-node and one of the most lucrative trade nodes in-game.
  • "Turkish Question" has the same issues as to the Balkans and Magna Graecia: Turkish culture was by 1444 entrenched in Anatolia, with Greeks being but a minority in the region. However, unlike in the Balkans and South Italy, not only would the Byzantine Empire have obvious interest in hellenizing Anatolia due to it being their old powerbase, but due to Greeks still being the majority population in several coastal parts of Anatolia. As such, it'd probably be realistic to have a culture-conversion mission in Anatolia, albeit if it was scaled down to focusing on the Greek-speking minorities in Anatolian Coast. Specifically, there could be a reward event with following options on how to deal with the Anatolian Greeks:
    • Turkish population transfers: represents the forced movement of Turkish population inland by having all provinces with historical Greek majority gaining Greek culture while having a good chunk of their development moved to other owned Turkish culture provinces.
    • Anatolian Greek population transfers: represents the consolidation of Anatolian Greek populations, with only some of the provinces with Greek minorities, while gaining development from provinces that didn't flip to Greek culture.
    • European Greek population transfers: represents accomplishing Greek province majority by moving people from European side of Byzantium to Anatolia by having all provinces with historical Greek majority gaining Greek culture and gaining development, which is lost from Greek provinces outside of Anatolia.
    • Some sort of fourth option which instead of immediately flipping provinces to different cultures, makes Greek the original culture of the Anatolian areas with Greek minorities, thus giving those areas -50% culture conversion cost bonus. There could be alternative options to choose as well, such as moving Turkish to Byzantine culture group (under, say, Turcopole or Tourkoi culture), or moving the Anatolian Greek population to the mainland Greece, or populating Anatolia with a mix of cultures from across the empire.
  • The event "Fate of the Komnemoi" seems rather unrealistic to me. While I can see why you'd include this (an easy way to integrate Trebizond back to Byzantine Empire, as well as a way to get the Komnemos back on the Byzantine throne), it is rather unrealistic that the pretenders for the title of Byzantine Empire would just surrender their independence, or for the Komnemoi to just take the Byzantine throne that trivially. Instead, there should be an event for Trebizond seeking foreign support against the evergrowing threat of Byzantine Empire (possibly with Trebizond approaching their old ally Georgia); an event for dealing with the Komnemoi after conquering Trebizond; and a possible disaster with a civil war between Komnemos and Pagailogos supporters if the Komnemoi are let live.
And finally, some proposals:
  • Historically, one of the main issues Byzantium faced was its overreliance on mercenaries. As such, perhaps Byzantium could have a mission focusing on reforming its military to a more professional standing army?
  • Byzantium could have some diplomatic missions dealing with the Orthodox nations, like Russia, Romanian principalities and Georgia, or Catholic nations in Orthodox lands, like Genoa, Venice, Crusader states and Albania. Say, they might be able to convince Albania to convert to Orthodoxy in exchange of promoting them to a kingdom, or they could diplomatically convince some of the tags to return territory to Byzantium that they lost during the Fourth Crusade, possibly in exchange to some other concessions (like Genoa returning the Greek islands and Crimea to Byzantium in exchange for the loss of Bosporus Sound Toll modifier and Genoa getting a permanent trade power boost in Byzantium's territories).
 
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@Aquamancer Thanks for the feedback, I'll get working on an edit to them over the weekend when I find time between school work.

Some things I wanted to note, the Fate of Kommenoi event was designed to fire after you have annexed Trebizond, however I potentially see a scenario where Trebizond is alive, so I'll try to fix it.

Next, the culture conversion bonuses for Southern Italy were based around the Griko people, while I don't have figures on populations for them around 1444, its safe to presume that the resurgance of Byzantium might have allowed them to be more open about their language, but then would open a can of worms about adding another new culture. I

liked the idea of adding some diplomatic missions, so they will be put on the list. Expecially , inter-Orthodox relations, mainly with Russia.
 
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EDIT V 1.0 -

CHANGELOG

- Removed Prestige Benefits from Hagia Sophia Project

- Buffed Patriarchal Authority Bonus for Hagia Sophia

- Reduced Cost for Renovating Hagia Sophia

- Removed Culture Conversion Cost from Fate of the Slavs

- Renamed Benefit for Culture Shifting Balkans to Hellenic Balkans

- Removed the Honor Archimedes mission

- Removed Culture Conversion bonus from Imperial Urban Rebuilding in Reestablish the Northern Limes
 

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Wow. That's a lot of work.

One thing I noticed: As a reward for devpushes you often offer devcost reduction. If I dev'd up Antioch to 40, I'd probably not insist on throwing some more monarch power at it in the next couple of years, especially seeing how I have lots of other provinces to develop for the other missions.
 
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V 1.5

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- Changed Fate of the Kommenoi

- Improved the Palaiologoi Counter-coup

- Added Georgia in the Kommenoi exile placement, due to ties

- Added more dudes for Kommenoi to lead against Palaiologoi purge

- Georgia now loses legitimacy for killing Kommenoi
 

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Whilst it is true that for most parts of central Anatolia the Greeks where few or non existant on the coast they where still strong in 1444. I mean they got thrown out only a few years earlier. Smyrna still had a big population in the 1910s and as such the starting culture really should be Greek on the coast facing Konstantinopel. Also Griko where the majority in at least two neapel provinces in the heal of Italy at least. And you can also argue that over 50 Percent of Anatolia should not have turkish culture but armenian, kurdish or aramaen. For a matter of fact the turkish culture was also heavily mixed at that time with many Greek converts to islam and many words and traditions made it over from the greek culture. So having an event where at least the coast immidiatley becomes Greek should be fine as gimmick. But I can understand that as we have no population or minority setting this is hard to balance.
 
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V 2.0

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- Added Misson to deal with Latins

- Added events to simulate interactions with Latin traders

- Added New Disaster for BYZ to deal with! Now not just will your lands be poor, but now
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NEW DISASTER: - Unionist V. Orthodox Struggle

Prerequisties:

- Nation is BYZ
- Government is not Theocracy
- State Religion is either Catholic or Orthodox

Monthly progress gain:

- Stability less than +1 - +5%
- Stability less than 0 - +10%
- Monarch faith is Catholic/Orthodox - +2.5%
- Any province in Morea, Aegean Archipeligo, Macedonia, Northern Greece - +5%
- EITHER:
- Province:
- Faith is Orthodox
- Owner state faith is Catholic
- Province:
- Faith is Catholic
- Owner state faith is Orthodox

Monthly Progress halts if:

- IS in Age of Absolutism or Age of Revolutions
- Has taken idea "Ecumenism"

START:
"Union with Rome?"

"In 1438 our Basileus Ioannes IX negoitated support from the Pope in Rome. In exchange for military support from the West against the Turks, our Basileus agreed to convert to Catholicism, along side with his brother and heir Konstantinos. However, the most profitable work was made on the subject of the schism. The council produced a solid attempt to reunite the Church in Constantinople with that of Rome. However, our people are reluctant to go along with such overtures. If we are to continue reclaiming what was once ours; we will need to decide whether we solidify our efforts from Ferrara, or will we abandon them?"

- set union_support_variable to 0
- set orthodox_support_variable to 0
- set country flag unionist_conflict_disaster

Monthly Events:

"Local Priest Denounces Union"
"Word has reached us that popular priest in one of our provinces has recently made an impassioned speech against any Union with Rome. He claimed that we should never join with those who sacked and desecrated the Holy Wisdom. This could seriously injure our efforts to enforce and strengthen our union with Rome. Yet, we could use him to begin to turn away from the Union"

- This man is misguided! We need our Union with Rome!

- Randomly owned province gains Local Priest Denounced (+1 unrest), lasts for 12 months
- update union_support_variable by +1
- update orthodox_support_variable by -1


- This man shows us the truth!
-
Randomly owned provinces gains Local Priest Supported (-1 unrest), lasts for 12 months
- update orthodox_support_variable by +1
- update union_support_variable by -1

"Local Priest Supports Union"
"Word has reached us that a popular priest in one of our provinces has made several speeches in favor our effort to reunite with Rome. He claims that the Turk is a greater threat, and the Pope will help our Basileus reclaim our territory.""

- This man shows us the truth!
-
Randomly owned provinces gains Local Priest Supported (-1 unrest), lasts for 12 months
-
Randomly owned province 10% faith changes to Catholic
- update orthodox_support_variable by +1
- update union_support_variable by -1

- This man is misguided! We need our Union with Rome!

- Randomly owned province gains Local Priest Denounced (+1 unrest), lasts for 12 months
- update union_support_variable by +1
- update orthodox_support_variable by -1

"Metropolitan denounces Union"

"While our current Patriarch might support our efforts to reunite with Rome, that does not go for all the clergy. Recently a Metropolitan has made some impassioned speeches against both the union, which he decried as a reject of the true faith. While we would normally not care, this does put our effort into jeopardy. However, such a condemnation might help us more solidly break from our efforts to unify with Rome."

- We will put him in his place! Our Union is as sacred as our nation!

- update union_support_variable by +1
- update orthodox_support_variable by -1
-
Randomly owned state gains Metropolitan Denounced (+1 unrest), last for 2 years

- This is the zeal we need!
- update orthodox_support_variable by +1
- update union_support_variable by -1

- Randomly owned state gets Metropolitan Supported (-1 unrest), lasts for 2 years

" Metropolitan supports Union"

"Just as our Patriarch supports the Union, so too do a growing number of clergy. Today we learned that a former zealous anti-unionist Metropolitan announced his support for the Union. While this is clearly a step in the right direction, some conservative efforts might want us to convice that he is misguided."

- His support is greatly appreciated and needed!
- update union_support_variable by +1

- update orthodox_support_variable by -1
-
Randomly owned state gains Metropolitan Supported (-1 unrest), lasts for 2 years

- He will ruin everything! He will lead his sheep to the slaughter!
- update orthodox_support_variable by +1
- update union_support_variable by -1
- Randomly owned state gains Metropolitan Denounced (+1 unrest), lasts for 2 years

"Patriarch turns from Union"

"While in the past our Patriarch has supported our Union with Rome, it appears that he has had a change in heart. Whatever his reasons, this could seriously damage our efforts to reunite with Rome."

- Regrettable
- update orthodox_support_variable by +2
- update
union_support_variable by -2
- - 5% Patrarchial Authority

" Reaction from Mount Athos"

trigger:
- does not already have mount_athos_reacts

"While selecuded from most information of the world, Mount Athos has recently learned our Union with Rome. Reports state that the monks are majoritivly in favor of the union. Considering Mount Athos prestige this will help us move forward with our union."

- Good to hear
- update union_support_variable by +2
- update orthodox_support variable by -2
- set country flag mount_athos_reacts

"Reaction from Mount Athos"

trigger:
- country does not have country flag mount_athos_reacts

"While slelecuded from most infrom of the world, Mounth Athos has recently learned of our Union with Rome. Reports state they didn't even dissucss it. The are all against the union. This is a serious blow to our efforts to reunite the churches."


- Regretable
- update orthodox_support_variable by +2
- update union_support_variable by -2
- set country flag mount_athos_reacts

"Formalize our conversion"

"In 1438 our Basileus, Ioannes VIII, nominally acknowledged the supremacy of the Latin Rite, in a diplomatic effort to gather an anti-Turkish coalition. His brother, Konstantinos, also joined him. However, since that date, formal union between Constantinople and Rome has failed to materialize, while the Roman Empire has yet to formally join the West in the Latin Rite. However, with our efforts coming under threat, some our supporters have called us to formally move towards the Latin Rite."

-
"Yes! It is time to formally abandon our old ways. We will join our Latin brothers against the Turk."

- BYZ state faith changes to Catholic
- Get 25 Papal Influence points
- Stability -1
- A randomly owned, Orthodox province
- 4K Orthodox Zealots spawn

- PAP gets event "Byzantine Empire joins the fold"
- update union_support_variable by +5
- update orthodox_support_variable by -5

- "No! We cannot abandon our people's way."

- Clergy gains 10 loyalty
- +5% Patriarchal Authority
- PAP gets opinion modifier (Rejected Union - 50 (-1 yearly decay))
- update orthodox_support_variable by +5
- update union_support_variable by -5
Finisher

- BYZ:
- Has at least +1 stability
- IF:
- IS Catholic:
- PAP has at least +125 opinion
- Has at least 75% religious unity
-IS Orthodox
- Clergy loyalty is at least 70
- Has at least 75% religious unity
- Controls Constantinople (112)


IF:

union_support_variable greater than +5

"Union of Constantinople"

"The fruits of Basileus Ioannes VIII's diplomatic work, it seems, have come to completetion. While not complete, he seems to have begun a stronger union between Constantinople and Rome. Our Emperor's will finallly at last be able to call on our Christian brothers to defend us from the vile Turk. As Latin Rite begins to take precedent over the older, more conservative rite; it becomes obvious that the Roman Empire has rejoined the West in the Latin Rite."


"Fidei, divisus, coniungo. Amen"
- +1 Stability
- IF BYZ is not already Catholic
- BYZ convert to Catholic
- clear country flag unionist_conflict_disaster
union_support_variable is 0
orthodox_support_variable is 0


"Roman Tolerance"

"While Basileus Ioannes' work has failed to generate any lasting effects, it does seem to have temporarly reduced tensions locally between the local Orthodox populace and the Latin rite merchants. Hopefully in the future, a more stronger union could be forged, or perhaps our rising power might become the basis for a stronger Orthodox Church. Whatever path we choose, we must choose wisely."


"Coniuncta cum divisia"
- +1 Stability
- clearly country flag unionist_conflict_disaster

orthodox_support_variable is greater than +5

"Constnatinople Defiant"

"Despite recent efforts to enforce a union on us by Basileus Ioannes VII, we have perserved. We don't need the Pope and the schismatics. We are the Roman Empire! We have protected their faith for years, and a union with them will not help us, nor them. We will stay with Patriarch and our Metropolitans, who have guided us over these fateful years."

"Empros, an monos"

- +1 Stability
- IF:
- Ruler and heir religion are Catholic:
- Ruler and Heir convert to Orthodox, this will apply to future heirs
- +10% Patriarchal Authority