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Roman Republic Name of this AAR was changed by admin, approved by Author //BjornB


Introduction

Rome has fallen. Well, the empire has. But the Senate remains in the Curia, passing laws to a dead city, governing only themselves in time withered conduct. But now, the opportunity is rising for the Senate to restore the Republic, and end the Empire forever.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: S.P.Q.R.
Chapter 1: The Dying of the Light - http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?776384-Shadows-at-the-Door-A-480-Migrational-Period-AAR&p=17513479&viewfull=1#post17513479
Chapter 2: Blood and Salt: The Roman Way -http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?776384-Shadows-at-the-Door-A-480-Migrational-Period-AAR&p=17527614&viewfull=1#post17527614
Chapter 3 - The Holy Roman Empire - http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?776384-Shadows-at-the-Door-A-480-Migrational-Period-AAR&p=17534683&viewfull=1#post17534683
Mini-Chapter - Broken Glass: http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?776384-Shadows-at-the-Door-A-480-Migrational-Period-AAR&p=17552174&viewfull=1#post17552174
Chapter 4 - Wodan Fallen, Shadows Abroad : http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?776384-Shadows-at-the-Door-A-480-Migrational-Period-AAR&p=17554574&viewfull=1#post17554574
Chapter 5 - The Light Flickers : http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?776384-Shadows-at-the-Door-A-480-Migrational-Period-AAR&p=17606517&viewfull=1#post17606517
Chapter 6 - The Emperor and Consul are Dead : http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?776384-Shadows-at-the-Door-A-480-Migrational-Period-AAR&p=17609484&viewfull=1#post17609484
Chapter 7 - The Crossing on the Eve : http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?776384-Shadows-at-the-Door-A-480-Migrational-Period-AAR&p=17610858&viewfull=1#post17610858
Chapter 8 - A Mockery of Saints : http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?776384-Shadows-at-the-Door-A-480-Migrational-Period-AAR&p=17621116&viewfull=1#post17621116
Chapter 9 - That Ancient Prince has Come Home : http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?776384-Shadows-at-the-Door-A-480-Migrational-Period-AAR&p=17628592&viewfull=1#post17628592
Mini-Update - World at the Turn of the Century : http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?776384-Shadows-at-the-Door-A-480-Migrational-Period-AAR&p=17629509&viewfull=1#post17629509
Chapter 10 - Son of Soissons : http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/showthread.php?776384-Shadows-at-the-Door-A-480-Migrational-Period-AAR&p=17633741&viewfull=1#post17633741


Factions

The Romans:

Dalmatia: Former Western Emperor Julius Nepos is still alive, clinging to all the Western Empire has left. Can he survive, beat back the barbarians and win the Empire?

Tangiers: You are a small Roman Outpost now trapped on its own. Surrounded by enemies on all sides, this small bastion of Roman power will soon be destroyed.

Byzantium: Emperor Zenon is a foreign ruler, a native Isaurian formerly named Tarasis. Now, with the Sassanids at their height, and the Ghassanids conversion to Monophytism, the Eastern Empire may fall like the West

The Roman Senate: The Senate still survives under Odoacer's iron thumb. If lucky, the weak Senate may rise up against its oppressors, and Rome may be reborn in its truest state: Republic

The Barbarians

Tribe of Alans: The Alans are everywhere, and these highly migratory people have been seen in France, Spain, and Armenia. Will their chieftains now lead them to a permanent home, or is there no hope for these landless peoples.

Crimea: The Crimean Goths have conquered Crimea from its former "owners" and are prepared to make the historically longest lasting Gothic society. Will the Goths remain pagan, or will they create a new Eastern Arian power. Another route lays in the native Bosporans, who practice a bizarre, "Cult of the Highest God", unlike any religion in the world.

The Picts: The Picts fought back the Romans, but now invaders come in on all sides, Saxons, Anglos, Christians all seek to take and change Pictland, and will the Picts embrace new ways, or fight to the end.

The Germans: Thurngia, Alamannia, Salia, all these Barbarians played their part in ending Rome, now, a struggle is taking place to fill the power void. Will the young Clovis unite the Germans, or perhaps it shall be forged with Rugilander steel?

Geatland: The Geats refrained from costly escapades in the British Isles, and they remain a people isolate. Will the Geats preserve their culture and heritage, or will the Swedes come to rule Scandinavia?

Lazica: In a display of perhaps insanity, the King of Lazica renounced the Georgian Orthodox Church, and began practicing Zoroastrianism. Though he in all reason fail in his quest, he may push into the Steppes, and bring the Flame to the Germans.

Other "Christians"

Odoacer: Odoacer seems doomed, nearby, the usurper Theodoric the Great plans to invade Italy, with Byzantine backing. Will this Germanic warlord repel the Ostrogoths, or will the Goths dominate the world?

The Britons: The vile Saxons have invaded the Briton's land, and Arthur is not to be seen, there is no united kingdom to fight the Saxons, and with the departure of the Romans there is little military. It is only barely possible, that a Pendragon will ride, and save Britain from the Pagans

Ghassanids: The Ghassanids have been a buffer state for a long time now, and with their conversion to Monophytism, things have been tense with the Byzantines. But now the Ghassanids are free to persue their own goals, and perhaps rule the entire peninsula.

Axum: Axum is failing, and the empire is losing ground. Can the Axumite Emperor rise up again, and defy the Byzantines and their convoluted councils?

The Other Faiths

Himyar: The Himyarites have monumentally defeated the Sabeans after centuries of warfare, but now the fledgling Jewish state is already facing collapse. If you only allies in Kindah fall, so will Himyar.

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I will split my vote in 2:

Let the Senate bring the Roman Republic back to glory!

Let the Geats unite Scandinavia!
 

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I vote for Julius Nepos. Really hoping the empire strikes back!

EDIT: I'd also like to split my vote, namely between Nepos and the Senate
 

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I split up my vote too: The Thuringians. Second: Dalmatia. Let these Barbarians see the Wrath of the Last Emperor!
 

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The Roman Senate, of course ! Seriously, is there any cooler faction in the mod ? Long live the Curia !
 

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Julius Nepos or the kingdom of Himyar
 

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As I was the one that suggested you to include Julius Nepos in the mod , it would be weird to not vote for it :D
 

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As I was the one that suggested you to include Julius Nepos in the mod , it would be weird to not vote for it :D
LOL. You too? Did you you suggest it earlier or later in the Thread because i did it too later on and started a little discussion about him.
 

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Ghassanids, please!
 

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I vote for Odoacer, love that guy!
 

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We have come to the lands of the romans poor, and destitute. We have had to sell ourselves into bondage to be fed.

We have cast of the shackles of these weaklings. We have sacked their cities, burned their lands, raped their woman and slaughtered their elders. We have taken what is our by the right of our arms.

We are the heirs of their crumbling carcass of an empire. We are the heralds of a new age. One of our gods, of old forests, of dances at midsummer, and of thunderbolts.

An age of fire, an age of steel, and an age of blood.

A german age.
 

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Senate or tangiers.
Can we have a map? Also, what exactly is the Senate? A landless republic vassal?