The Armenian Lives Or Basilieus Leo V Survives His Assassination

The Christmas Miracle
On the splendid day of the Lord to celebrate Christmas, Basilieus Leo wished to spend the day in the church of St. Stephen without any guards, yet at the behest of his son and Co-Basilieus Constantine, who urged his father Leo to reconsider and take with him a contingent of guards even inside the church itself,

At the time, Basilieus was of the mind to refuse; after imprisoning Michael, he felt that he had dealt with most of his enemies, and those that remained couldn't master any opposition against him. And yet his son pleaded with him with reason and logic about the fact that there may still be many supporters of Michael within the city who could strike at him at any moment.

Faced with such conviction, Leo found his resolve crumbling, so he agreed with his son to take guards with him inside the church itself. For Leo, he himself felt secure, and yet the argument made by his son made him quite satisfied by showing him that his son both cared about him and that his reasoning was sound.

Thus, Leo felt far more secure, not in the fact that he would have more guards but in the fact that his eventual successor seemed to be growing into a good Basilieus. Thus, as he sent an order for guards to be gathered, the matter of Michael still dwelt in his mind. He was imprisoned, yes, but he still had his supporters, and his attempted assassination before he was caught was troubling. Still, with Michael in prison and his binding key in his robes, he felt quite secure for now.

Still, the matter remained of what to do about Michael; perhaps having him blinded would serve a good purpose. At first, Leo wished to excute Michael, but on this day of Christmas, he felt rather merciful, so he decided that he would only blind him and send him to an island monastery.

Leo is now accompanied by his guards and their commander, George, who went to the church of St. Stephan. As they neared the church, Leo couldn't help but wrap his robes closer, the cold snow making him shiver. as Leo and his guards entered the church. Leo couldn't help but notice the nervousness of the choir. As he entered, the choir seemed to become more and more scared and shaking. Suddenly, Leo had a dark realisation.
 
So what's the pow it's quite easy as written in first chapter Basilieus Leo V takes guards inside the church and thus isn't assassinated

please comment your thoughts and criticism

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The Christmas Miracle Part II
As Leo looked at the nervous priest, he shouted to his guards to seize the priests, hoping that his paranoia was simply a bunch of priests being nervous for being in the presence of the Basilieus. And yet, as the guards neared the priests, Basilieus wouldn't prove to be so favoured by the lord. As the priests retreated from their short swords, ready to resist the guards, Basilieus Leo was aghast, for it seemed that his son had indeed been correct about supporters of Michael still being around and bold enough to attempt assassinating him.




He could imagine himself being overpowered by their numbers and his lack of any weapon to defend himself. He swore that he would build a brand new monastery and a church to thank the Lord. And he couldn't help but be proud of his own son and Co-Basilieus. Constantine had saved his life with his wisdom and rationality, and he would make sure to acknowledge him. Leo couldn't help but think that some of the fault lay with him in his earliest days as a soldier; he wouldn't have gone without guards.

The fault lay with his arrogance, for after taking the purple and dealing with Michael, he thought himself too powerful to be dealt any harm, and yet here he was. Leo swore that he would no longer allow such indulgence as pride in himself.

Still, as the soldiers drew their spears, the would-be assassinations were no match against veteran soldiers armed with spears, shields, swords, and armour, and thus soon the flore of the church ran crimson with the blood of assassins until at last the sound of figthing subdued with the death of the last assasin.


Still, Basilieus made his voice heard, and thus he ordered all the soldiers to march back with him to the palace of Lausus. Where he and his family lived alongside one imprisoned Michael, much thought gripped the heart of Basilieus for what else the conspirators could have also planned. In his heart, there was fear for the safety of his family, and if Michael was still imprisoned, as Basilieus and his guards raced to the palace,

many inhabitants of the city started gathering around them, wondering about blood on soldiers spears, but before they could form a mob, they were pushed through the crowd by the soldiers, and Basilieus managed to continue on their road to the palace, his heart full of doubt.
 
I think it's best to publicly announce the attempted assassination by Michael's supporters that happened inside the Church and publicly blind/execute Michael as a way to send a message to his supporters.
 
I think it's best to publicly announce the attempted assassination by Michael's supporters that happened inside the Church and publicly blind/execute Michael as a way to send a message to his supporters.
Leo will probably announce the assassination attempt against him in a church but for now with his family and heir in danger he has to move rather quickly and secure Michael

And Michael will be luck to have just get off with bidding

I'm happy that you commented excellent question
 
Leo will probably announce the assassination attempt against him in a church but for now with his family and heir in danger he has to move rather quickly and secure Michael

And Michael will be luck to have just get off with bidding

I'm happy that you commented excellent question
Ah that makes sense since making sure Michael doesn't escape with his supporters still in hiding...

Honestly I think bidding him is too merciful for what happened so I could see Leo, or one of his subordinates, to be secretly sent to an island prison where he'll spend his life until he dies or is executed.

Also your welcome.
 
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Ah that makes sense since making sure Michael doesn't escape with his supporters still in hiding...

Honestly I think bidding him is too merciful for what happened so I could see Leo, or one of his subordinates, to be secretly sent to an island prison where he'll spend his life until he dies or is executed.

Also your welcome.
Yes finding any of michael supporters is very important

And yes just blinding him was leo being merciful befour his assasination attemp not exoect michael to be excuted

Thank you
 
Leo's eldest son was Co-Emperor at the time of his death IIRC. Maybe Leo establishes a new imperial dynasty.
 
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Imagine the rumors abound. This is gonna create a brief period of unrest until Leo clears things up.

Also saw your story on Questionable Questing.
Thanks for commenting

To be fair if their favorit team lost or anything involving emperor the city was very prone to rioting and unreast so you can imagine how many rumours will be gking around until leo can establish control

Nice
 
Palace Of Lausus Part I
As the group led by Leo approached the palace, the guards hailed their Basilieus; normally Leo would greet them in return, but in this situation, he and his guards simply ignored the greeting and entered the palace. Once more, the Lord had showed his favour to Leo.

His family was well and rather surprised. Leo was known by his close family and associates as a very devoted individual, so for him to abruptly return from praying caused them to wonder if all was well with Basileus.

And yet Basilieus uttered only one sentence to his caption of the guards, George, that he reinforced the palace and made sure that nobody could get inside, and without any words to his bewildered family, Leo and his guards went to the interior of the palace where Michael was being kept. As they walked through the interior, Leo couldn't help but thank and praise the Lord for both saving him and keeping his family safe. As he finally neared the room holding Michael.

Basileus retrieved two keys from his blue silken clothing, one being the key to the room and another to the chains that held Michael.
As the room's door was opened inside, Michael sat waiting. His face seemed to be that of serenity, at least until he saw the furious face of Basileus Leo and, behind him, Leo's guards. Soon, the face of serenity was gone from Michael; instead, a look of great distress came on to it. And then Leo's words sent Michael into terror.

For the sake of our old friendship and this splendid day of Christmas, I hoped to have only your eyes removed and then have you sent to exile, a mercy that many disagreed with, and yet I was willing, but now that I was almost killed by thugs and ruffians, You or your supporters had hired and even had the indecency and morals to dress them as holy men, but now the thug's have been slayed on the holy grounds of a church, tainting the sacred place of worship.


Thus, when ordered, seven soldiers came into the room, four of whom forced Michael to the ground, and then those four each held down a limb. The fifth soldier took out his knife while reminding two soldiers to force Michael to open his mouth. He tried to resist, and yet another soldier simply slammed the back of his knife into Michael's face and the area near his lips, resulting in him shouting out in pain. Multiple times, Michael was hit in his lips and teeth until the area became a bloody smear. After that, the same soldier simply took out his knife and started cutting his tongue out. Then, after that was complete,


The sixth soldier started undressing Michael's lower underclothing. And yet, perhaps still having some type of respect left for Michael
Basilieus Leo simply exited and closed the room's door. He let some odd- fifteen soldiers to guard the corridor containing Michael's room.
 
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Palace Of Lausus Part II
And finally, Basilieus confronted his family. After the truth of Michael's plot against himself and them was revealed, the reaction of his much-loved empress Theodosia was one of shock and great despair. In fact, her distress was so great that she had lost her consciousness and almost fell to the stone floor if not for Basilieus Leo catching her. Leo loved her very much, so he called for a physician to take care of her.



While the reaction of his eldest son and Co. Basilieus was that of relief and pride, relief in that his father had survived Michael's scheme unharmed and pride that he himself had suggested that Leo take guards inside the church, The reactions of his other children varied: Basil,Gregory, Theodosios, and Anna. All were younger than his eldest son, Constantine, who himself was only ten years old. Thus, not wishing to scare the children, Leo simply explained that he returned early because he felt ill and they shouldn't worry after that. Leo had no children except Constantine, who was escorted to a common room by his most loyal guards.

While his son was still young, at only ten years old, it would only be five more years until his co-basilieus and son Constantine would be of legal age. Thus, Leo first thanked his son for his farsightedness and the fact that he possessed all these traits. Every great Basilieus possessed; in fact, Leo would compare his son to Augustus, Justinian, and Constantine the Great. Still, Leo would comment on his mistake of not including Constantine in more of his government. And the fact that his attempted murder had made Leo realise that he was only five years old and no longer a young man meant that he needed to engage Constantine in governance in case he died.

For young Constantine, this was much to take, for like all good and Christian sons, he admired and loved his father, so receiving praise from him was a great reward. Thus, Constantine humblely asked his father, Leo, what he would do next. But before Basilieus could answer his son, the prefect of Constantinople named Constantine, whom, for the sake of convincing, we shall call simply prefect so as not to mistake him for Constantine Co-Basilieus and son of Leo. Or many other Constantines that dwelt in the great city, for the name Constantine is very popular in the city.

The news that the prefect broke before Basilieus had drained much joy from his heart, for it seemed like problems and misfortune would not stop. anytime soon for Leo, for it seemed that riots had broken out inside the city, looting and burning being common, and if that was not enough, it seemed that an mob had formed that proclaimed one of the senators as being the emperor alongside many of the senators who supported this plot. As the prefect relayed the news to his Basilieus, he feared to look him in the eyes instead, in a show of deterrence, looking only at his feet.
 
Still, as the soldiers drew their spears, the would-be assassinations were no match against veteran soldiers armed with spears, shields, swords, and armour, and thus soon the flore of the church ran crimson with the blood of assassins until at last the sound of figthing subdued with the death of the last assasin.
um, it's fighting

also i think u should double check all of your writings as there is quite a number of spelling mistakes and a lot of paragraphs that need to be spaced

correct me if i am wrong, but if Leo V is not killed, the 20 years anarchy should be avoided, also how will Leo deal with the bulgar invasions that is happening
 
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