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Byzantine Empire, Eastern Roman Empire
Ruled by the almighty Emperor Constantine X Doukas, the Byzantine Empire [Eastern Roman Empire] is blessed to exist strong still in the 1066 Anno Domini, or AD. News of the Byzantine Empire, Eastern Roman Empire (Also referred to as simply Byzantine, Byzantine Empire, Eastern Rome, New Roman Empire, or simply IRO for Imperium Romanum Orientale) may only be found in the town square of Constantinople and any surrounding villages or towns, however may also be carried by bird or horseback long distances. Officially, East Rome follows Christianity and speaks Latin, however other religions and languages may be found scattered yet, Christianity is the preferred religion.
By the Order of Emperor Constantine X Doukas of Byzantine
1066 is a cherished year for the Byzantine Empire. It is a year of serenity through conquering. While in the seat of Emperor since 1059, Constantine X has done much for the Byzantine Empire. Much to the hatred of many, X has weakened our armed forces and has focused on more "immediate" problems in the society. He has been unwealthy since he came to power and has brought this same to the Empire itself. However, by Order of Constantine, he has ordered the dismissing of another 11,000 warriors from the armed forces, not including his recent disbanding of a Militia standing at 55,000 men strong, and at a crucial time even.

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While the continued existence of Byzantium was considered a thorn in the side of the League the City State of Athens had concluded that some form of representation in Constantinople was needed to maintain at least basic communications and provide some protection while the League consolidated. An informant at the Byzantine court would of course also be useful. As such Fotios, the son of a lower ranked citizen was appointed to represent Athens in Constantinople.

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At the gates of the once great Constantinople, stood a city in distress. The Byzantine Empire, although still surviving, was at it's weakest after the Great Imperial Purge, when almost every standing empire, kingdom, or nation collapsed. Byzantine survived, but barely. What Fotios would see when riding up to the gates would be something horrific. The gate itself was still standing, yet no more then 30 feet to the right the wall was collapsed. Through the gate were some small fields with old women and children picking cotton off plants and even one women lying down as her husband cried, as she died. The children stopped and stood staring, too young to understand what was happening over there but still feeling the sadness all around them. Constantinople was hit hard.

The troops at the gates looked tired, yet refusing to give in. They would study a Greek man for a moment, whisper something, and open the gates. A muddy dirt trail led to the city, which looked substantially better than the outskirts. You could tell the court-house from the other buildings because of the architecture, not to mention the S.P.Q.R. banner resembling one that would be found in the Holy Roman Empire. Large masses of people would stand around one main man, holding his hand up and giving today's news in the Empire. Right before the end of the news he blurted something out in Latin and the crowds would separate in time for a well-dressed, obviously royal man to walk through them. Emperor Constantine X would be walking into the court building as if preparing for a meeting, and he placed guards by the doors.

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Inside the Byzantine Courts seemed hectic, as dozens of people from dozens of villages were yelling at the one Constantine X Doukas. The man was obviously no younger than his 60's and looked around at everyone for a moment before stomping his hand on the wooden table in front of him. He suddenly got a shocking revelation that he was losing his power, and quickly.  He trailed into his thoughts for a moment and his eyes began to roll back into his head as he became frightened. The suddenly silent ambassadors began to whisper and X finally regained himself. He looked around at all of the representatives for a moment and spoke loud and clear. At the end, the reps began rioting and X ruled the meeting "adjourned".
 


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Byzantine Empire, Senate and People of Rome

The truth of corruption in our society may come as a shock to many, but not to us. Not to the people who have payed attention to our Empire since the year 1059 when Constantine took the power of this Empire. We may all remember the day that we abandoned our Roman counterparts, leaving them for dead in western civilization. The day the Holy Roman Empire died was the day that the Byzantine Empire became the new State and the People of Rome. Truly, we are the Roman Empire in Exile. The truth in this revelation comes when we spot the S.P.Q.R. Banners in front of the court-house. S.P.Q.R. State and People of Rome. However some may believe in the true translation of the S.P.Q.R. text, Senate and People of Rome, many could consider it as State. In any case this may be, the Byzantine Empire has truly become two empires in one skin, East and West, Old and New, Live and Dead, or Rome and Byzantium.
 


By the Order of Emperor Constantine X Doukas of Byzantine

By decree of the highest honor of Emperor, Constantine X did hereby associate death by hanging to anyone to resist the rule of Emperor, the highest honor, Constantine X Doukas of Constantinople and the undisputed ruler of the Byzantine Empire, Eastern Roman Empire. The courts are no more than a consulting body to the one and only ruler of the Byzantine Empire. Also associated with execution is any crime committed above pickpocket. To decide this, a new system is incorporated where the lowest crime level is one which includes any theft, to level 5 which is associated with murder.

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