AGCEEP_Specific_Trebizond.txt

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1419-1819: Byzantine refugees for Trebizond
1419-1819: The Restoration of Byzantium for Trebizond
1426-1428: Komnenoi Affair for Trebizond
1429: Assassination of Alexios IV for Trebizond
1431-1446: Genoan Arrears for Trebizond
1451-1452: Art of Diplomacy for Trebizond
1456-1459: Keeping the Peace for Trebizond
1459-1463: Tempting Fate for Trebizond
1459-1463: End of Trebizond for Trebizond

Trebizond — Not random

Conditions

  • At least one of the following must occur:
  • None of the following must occur:
    • Own Thrace
    • Morea owns Thrace

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1419
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 31, 1819)

Description

When Constantinople fell, many of its inhabitants were killed or enslaved. The more fortunate fled to the Italian city-states, the Despotates at Serbia and Morea or Trapezountas on the Black Sea Coast.

Actions

A. Welcome them!

  • Aristocracy +1
  • +672 population in Trabzon
  • Stability -1
  • +35 gold

Trebizond — Not random

Conditions

  • Own Thrace
  • Control Thrace
  • State religion is orthodox
  • The following must not occur:
    • Byzantine Empire exists
  • Country is not at war

Will happen within 30 days of January 2, 1419
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 31, 1819)

Description

Constantinople is back in the hands of its rightful heirs! We now have a unique opportunity to restore the glorious Roman Empire under its legitimate Palaeologus dynasty. In my humble opinion we have nothing to lose and everything to gain by moving our capital to Constantinople and declaring the Roman Empire restored!

Actions

A. Restore the Roman Empire!

  • Aristocracy +1
  • Move capital to Thrace
  • Thrace converts to the state religion
  • Culture in Thrace changes to greek
  • A random province converts to the state religion
  • A random province converts to the state religion
  • +3 missionaries
  • +2 diplomats
  • +2 merchants
  • Flag graphics set to default
  • Become Byzantine Empire
  • Macedonia will be considered a national province
  • Hellas will be considered a national province
  • Rumelia will be considered a national province
  • Anatolia will be considered a national province
  • Smyrna will be considered a national province
  • Ionia will be considered a national province
  • Corfu will be considered a national province

B. Create a new Empire!

  • Thrace converts to the state religion
  • Culture in Thrace changes to greek
  • Centralization +2
  • +30000 population in Trabzon
  • +3 missionaries
  • +2 merchants
  • +3 base tax value in Trabzon
  • -2 base tax value in Thrace

Trebizond — Not random

Conditions

  • Georgia is a neighbor
  • Genoa owns Kerch
  • Genoa controls Kerch

Will happen within 90 days of January 1, 1426
Checked again every 90 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1428)

Description

In 1426, Despotes Kaloioannes murdered a courtier for an alleged affair with his mother (Empress Theodora Kantakouzena). In a heated argument he lost his position to his brother Skantarios, attacked his parents then fled to Georgia. There he wed Aleksandri I's daughter but couldn't secure support to depose his father Alexios IV. Kaloioannes then sailed to Genoan-Kaffa (1427) and returned with a large galley who helped by some Trapuzentine nobles murdered the Megas Komnenos (1429). It was Skantarios's turn to flee to the Byzantine Court.

Actions

A. Crown Skantarios Despotes

  • -35 relations with Genoa
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 12 months
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 12 months
  • Monarch's military skill -2 for 12 months
  • Gain a royal marriage with Georgia
  • Stability -1

B. Leave Kaloioannes Despotes

  • Global revolt risk +2 for 12 months
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 12 months
  • Monarch's administrative skill -2 for 12 months
  • Monarch's military skill -2 for 12 months
  • Event 298001 - Assassination of Alexios IV for Trebizond will never fire
  • Event 298015 - Art of Diplomacy for Trebizond will never fire

Trebizond — Not random

Conditions

Will happen on October 28, 1429
unless prevented by
Action B of 298012 - Komnenoi Affair for Trebizond

Description

Stemming from the alleged adultery of Empress Theodora Kantakouzena, Kaloioannes (Ioannes IV) through his agents overthrew Alexios IV. With rumours of his part in the conspiracy, the new Megas Komnenos punished the murderers and buried his father in state at the Metropolitan Church. Remembering the role Alexios IV played in hastening the death of his father Manouel III for showing favouritism to a common page, the people remained unconvinced.

Actions

A. Kakou korakos kakon on (Like father, like son)

  • Global revolt risk +2 for 24 months
  • Stability -1

Trebizond — Not random

Conditions

Will happen within 360 days of January 1, 1431
Checked again every 360 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1446)

Description

Despite owing his rise to Genoa, Ioannes IV failed to reimburse them (1431). Relations were further strained when he ordered the seizure and pillage of a Genoan ship without compensation (1435). When diplomatic channels failed, the Genoan Fleet at Kaffa advanced on Trapezountas - threatening to blockade the city (1447). Although he was friendlier with Genoa's rival Venice, the whole dispute seriously injured commerce in the Black Sea.

Actions

A. Refuse to pay

  • -100 relations with Genoa
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill -2 for 96 months
  • Stability -1
  • +30 gold
  • Trade tech investment: -100

B. Settle outstanding debts

  • +30 relations with Genoa
  • -45 gold
  • Trade tech investment: +25

Trebizond — Not random

Conditions

  • Byzantine Empire exists
  • The following must not occur:
    • Trebizond and Byzantine Empire are at war

Will happen within 60 days of January 1, 1451
Checked again every 60 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after December 30, 1452)
unless prevented by
Action B of 298012 - Komnenoi Affair for Trebizond

Description

Upon the ascension of Konstantinos XI to Byzantium, he sent Georgios Phrantzes to negotiate a marital alliance with either the Komnenoi or the Bagrationi of Georgia. While neither project bore fruit, relations between the states were restored with Ioannes IV's exiled brother Skantarios allowed to return home.

Actions

A. OK

  • +50 relations with Byzantine Empire
  • Monarch's diplomatic skill +1 for 6 months

Trebizond — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Ioannes IV Komnenos is active
  • Ottoman Empire is a neighbor
  • Ak Koyunlu is a neighbor
  • None of the following must occur:
    • Ottoman Empire and Trebizond are allied
    • Ottoman Empire is a vassal of Trebizond
    • Ak Koyunlu and Trebizond are at war

Will happen within 15 days of January 1, 1456
Checked again every 15 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after April 22, 1459)

Description

Refusing to pay tribute to Sultan Mehmed II, Trapezountas was invested by the Ottoman governor of Amaseia by land and sea (1456). Knowing he couldn't sustain another siege, Ioannes IV submitted whilst taking measures to prepare for the inevitable reprisal. He married his daughter Theodora (aka Despina Hatun) to Uzun Hasan of the Ak-Koyunlu and his sister Eudokia-Valenza to Niccolo Crispo (son of Latin Duke of the Archipelago) in return for promises of protection. He also secured promises of help from the Turkish emirs of Sinope and Karamania. Further cementing of ties occurred was when David, brother of Ioannes, married the daughter of the Georgian dynastic family of Vardanisdze, Mamia Vardanisdze-Gurieli.

Actions

A. Bolster our position

  • -75 relations with Ottoman Empire
  • +25 relations with Ak Koyunlu
  • +25 relations with Candar
  • +25 relations with Genoa
  • Gain a royal marriage with Ak Koyunlu
  • Gain a royal marriage with Venice
  • Gain a royal marriage with Theodoros
  • Gain a royal marriage with Georgia
  • -20 gold
  • Stability +1

B. Acquiesce to the Sultan's will

  • +25 relations with Ottoman Empire
  • -30 gold

Trebizond — Not random

Conditions

  • Monarch Dauid II Komnenos is active
  • None of the following must occur:
    • Ottoman Empire and Trebizond are allied
    • Trebizond is a vassal of Ottoman Empire
    • Ottoman Empire is a vassal of Trebizond
    • Country has at least 5 non-colonial provinces
  • Ottoman Empire is a neighbor

Will happen within 15 days of April 23, 1459
Checked again every 15 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after November 2, 1463)

Description

Capitalising on his brother's treaties, Dauid II intrigued with the European powers to rid himself of the Turk. Sending ambassadors to Philippe III of Burgundy and Pope Pius II, Komnenos made wild promises about the reconquest of Jerusalem and downfall of Islam. Meanwhile he secured Uzun Hasan's promise to enlist the Emirs of Sinope and Karaman against the Ottomans. Komnenos's premature demands to Mehmed II led to Trapezountas being isolated from its allies and forced to capitulate through the treacherous Georgios Amiroutzes.

Actions

A. Appeal to the West

  • -100 relations with Ottoman Empire
  • +30 relations with Burgundy
  • +30 relations with Papal States
  • -60 gold
  • Event 301040 - Komnenos provokes the Sultan for Ottoman Empire is triggered immediately

B. Rely on local alliances

  • -75 relations with Ottoman Empire
  • +60 relations with Ak Koyunlu
  • +30 relations with Karaman
  • -30 gold

C. Don't antagonize the Turk

  • +25 relations with Ottoman Empire
  • Stability +1

Trebizond — Not random

Conditions

  • Event 301040 - Komnenos provokes the Sultan for Ottoman Empire has already occurred
  • Trebizond and Ottoman Empire are at war
  • The following must not occur:
    • Country has at least 3 non-colonial provinces

Will happen within 30 days of May 1, 1459
Checked again every 30 days until trigger is met (cannot happen after November 1, 1463)

Description

Facing the Ottomans alone, Trapezountas was besieged by Mehmed II. With his army defeated and suburbs plundered, Dauid II Komnenos listened to his logothetes Georgios Amiroutzes and surrendered to the Sultan in exchange for a honourable retirement.

Actions

A. Heed Amiroutzes's advice (End Game)

  • Lose 10000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 10000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 5000 troops in a random province
  • Lose 5000 troops in a random province
  • Event 301041 - Conquest of Trebizond for Ottoman Empire is triggered immediately

B. Continue to hold out

  • -561 population in Trabzon
  • Infrastructure tech investment: -100
  • Trade tech investment: -200
  • +5 national manpower

AGCEEP_Specific_Trebizond.txt