Kosmos actually have to do this, the greco-italian parts of the empire actually opposed iconoclasm (i.e eastern rite) greatly, so the only way to levy support in these areas is...break up with iconoclasm. So, we'll see even the Pope gaining something out of that civil war...other details will be explained later.Hey @Talus I of Dixie, how is the relation between Kosmos and the Bishop of Rome? What is the current situation of the patriarch of the west? On one side, he lost all the lands of the latin rite outside of Italy, Bavaria and the far away lands of Britanny and Britain (comunication with those places must be a bitch, the bishops there are probably de facto acephalous) and his home is under direct authority of a roman emperor (bad for papist political pretensions). OTOH the orthodox suffered mighty and their base is under threat of existencial enemies of the empire (pagans and muslims). I was thinking that the not yet Pope may try to offer a bargain to Kosmos, in exchange for support, Kosmos support Rome's claim of superiority over the other patriarchs. But I don't really know how they are actually doing, the state of their authority, both church and emperor, a lot happened to them.
Nah, this (Byzantium with interior balkan territories) was just a error in the map, i actually going to remake that map because there are some errors that really trigger me to make other. There are slavic tribes, all pagan AFAIK.Also I just realised that compared to the first word map we got, it seems that Kosmos territory in Croatia and Serbia has been reduced to Dalmatia. Did the southern slavs kick him out during the chaos of the civil war? Those slavs, are they christian or pagan?
Edit: Btw the serbs are christians heh