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  1. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Morea in Peace

    So, a very short chapter here! It's proven difficult to write, but hopefully things will come back to norm after this; The Emperor returned to Mystras in triumph -- even as his rival, the bellicose Sultan Mehmed, sulked off to Constantinople -- and there, laurelled like an Olympian, rode to...
  2. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline

    Thanks man! I'm steadily working on the next part, but work has been hectic. Hoping for it to be done by Monday. 😊
  3. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline

    @Chernabog90 thank you! @Drag Gark whether Constantinople is attainable or not, however, is another thing entirely. Mehmed's not down for the count yet.
  4. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Hunt for Zaganos Pasha

    Thank you all for the kind comments! As for Trebizond, the truth of the matter is: I'm still researching it. There's not a great deal of sources available that I can find - but in the meantime, enjoy this! Antigonos, now hailed as Keraunos by his soldiers, lingered in Corinth long enough to...
  5. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Siege of Corinth: Part Two

    In a dusty field, Antigonos regarded his opponent, Mehmed the Sultan, the killer of his father, the conqueror of his city, and decided that he would see him dead. He saw the Acrocorinth's walls, pitted and cratered and curdled with smoke, and found that his heartbeat quickened; with fear, with...
  6. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline

    @Whiteshore and for the dream, there'll be rivers of blood spilt. @Pergington Trebizond is still around. Antigonos, or someone affiliated with him, will eventually visit. First, the Conqueror and then the world. @Sevarics thank you!
  7. Thoughts on Aztec / Inca invading europe

    The book is called Civilizations for anyone interested. It's not badly written. Bit out-there, admittedly. I'm about halfway through right now.
  8. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Siege of Corinth

    Above the ruined walls of Corinth, smoke clotted the skies. Ottoman cannons thundered and sent plumes of smoke spilling across the plains. Carrion birds circled, black and ominous. Surrounding the city was a sea of tents, siegeworks and men; a veritable horde of heathens and their indentured...
  9. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline
    Threadmarks: Antigonos in the Morea: Part Three

    @Harlequin thank you, man! On the tenth of January, 1544, a haunted, bedraggled figure approached the gates of Corinth -- a threadbare man, tired, his face lined, his hands calloused -- and sought succour from the Roman commander there. Though he was the former Despot Demetrios' man, the...
  10. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline

    @Chernabog90 thank you kindly! @Whiteshore the name wasn't picked at random. 👀 @Oda Mehmed will indeed be the young Emperor's biggest of challenges. That'll be dealt with in these next few parts.
  11. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline
    Threadmarks: Antigonos in the Morea: Part Two

    @NotAMyth thank you kindly! @Oda see below. Through the rugged Morea, the Emperor of the Romans and his one-hundred man escort marched, untroubled, uninterrupted; a column of mailed horsemen, the Palaiologos' twin-headed eagle once again fluttering above their helmeted heads. Though he...
  12. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline
    Threadmarks: Antigonos in the Morea: Part One

    I had, it would seem, a moment of inspiration. Here's the next part. Of the poor dead Emperor's two brothers, Demetrios, Lord of Mystras, was the worst. Aged 46, Demetrios was a sly, greedy man who had long harboured dreams of ruling the Empire -- indeed, only a few years earlier, Demetrius...
  13. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline

    @Whiteshore the art was just too good not to use. @Josh e b thank you kindly! Glad to have you aboard. Next update will come sometime this week.
  14. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline
    Threadmarks: The Emperor of the Romans

    The ships that had escaped Constantinople now scattered like windblown chaff, fearing a pursuit from Hamza Bey's ill-disciplined fleet. This was no glorious armada; rather, it was a ragged coalition, some of the ships overburdened with refugees, others sailing under half-crews. William Crispo...
  15. The Third Rome - A Byzantine Timeline

    The presence of the Gattilusios and also the contingent from the Duchy of the Archipelago are the main divergences, so far -- so is the birth of Antigonos and the survival of Caterina. The Siege is such an instrumental part of the backstory that I couldn't just skip it over. This is Antigonos'...
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