Byzantineball, also known as the Byzantiumball, Eastern Roman Empireball or Byzantine Empireball, is a Medieval countryball that occupied the Balkans and the Middle East as well as North Africa and what is today Italy at some point
with the glory of Rome.
For some time SPQRball was declining and decrepit, with constant war. Because they were always traveling to
the beaches of East Mediterranean everywhere to protect the imperial borders, and also due to the fact that Romeball was just plain bad, the Emperor Constantine decided to shift the capital city to the old Greek colony of Byzantium, and renamed it in his honor, but on his death SPQRball split into Western Roman Empireball and, of course, Byzantineball.
Meanwhile, The West Wasn't doing as well, and struggled with Germanic invasions and in general the problems of the later Roman Empire. It slowly lost territory until An aspiring general finally put the ailing empire out of its misery, to the horror of Byzantineball, in 476 CE.
Rome continued on in the East. After some 60-odd years of dithering, Byzantineball looked to the West, and tried to revive the Roman dream where the barbarian fiefdoms now stood. He conquered the Vandal Kingdomball, retaking North Africa and the great port of Carthago, former capital of Rome's Ancient Arch-Nemesis.
Byzantineball started his rape by grasping Sicilyball and much of Southern Italy whilst slowly reaching into her Illyria. After a long, tiring struggle that drained Byzantineball's life savings, All of Ostrogothic Kingdomball's territory, save Pannonia, were captured, with
only symbolic, devastating recapture of Roman cities and territory. These conquests were further galvanized by the capture of territory in Southern Spainball whilst the local Visigoth Rulers were embroiled in a civil war.
Then everything became bad again for the successors of Rome, and a destructive war between them and their old enemies, Sassanidball, had drained the both of them and were taken advantage of by Some Crafty Desert People. He in time lost all his clay south of Tarsus while the Sassanids were completely devoured.
At this point Byzantineball lost almost all his strength and could barely fend off attacks into somewhat more defensible Asia Minor. He was now poor, weak, and barely Roman. His grip on Italyball was weakening ever faster, and all at this point seemed lost. Islamic pirates had snapped off many islands throughout the Mediterranean, and his once formidable navy was now in shambles.
By this time, Latin was dying, and was being replaced by Greek as the lingua franca, but still called themselves Romans. The
Filthy barbarians West, which had somewhat stabilized at this point, started looking down upon him, despite them being in a worse state.
The coronation of Franciaball as "Roman" emperor (HREball) by Papal Statesball in the year 800 was a depraved act: and solidified Byzantineball's dislike of the Latins, which is why Byzantineball was always suspicious of them. The emperors of the HREball sought in many ways to make themselves accepted by the Byzantines as their peers: with diplomatic relations, political marriages or threats. Sometimes, however, they did not obtain the expected results, because to Constantinople they were always the "King of the
Unlawful Usurpers Germans", never "Emperor".
Eventually, piece by piece, Byzantineball picked himself up, and got to work reconquering territories. It was finally under a dynasty of "Macedonians", things started to look up, and now at its height since the beginning of the Islamic conquests, the empire spanned from Neapolis to Lecca, Zagreb to Antioch to Ani.
And then everything collapsed. Again. Thanks to filthy kebab. Byzantineball, having lost almost all of Anatolia and in a panic, called Papal Statesball and asked for help. What he got would set events into motion that changed the Western world.
The last 250 or so years of Byzantineball's existence was a whirlwind of reconquest, crusades, getting conquested, assassination by Veniceball, creation of Frankokratia reconquest, resurrection, and slow loss of territory until he was finally put to eternal rest by Ottoman Empireball. With that, the final light of SPQRball was extinguished, but its legacy left a mark. A mark on those barbarians to the west...
- Serbiaball - My adoptive son and vow enforcer to remove all kebab (he also has my flag on his coat of arms).
- Russiaball - Heir to the legacy of
kebab removingEastern Orthodoxyball, and he considered himself as the next Rome.
- Western Roman Empireball - He was my brother/ally before getting killed by Germaniaball.
- Empire of Nicaeaball - Hero who helped me kill Latin Empireball and resurrected me.
- Republic of Genoaball - He helped me in my final battle against kebab! I thank him for that.
- Turkic Khaganateball - Non-kebab Turkic friend who hates Persia too. But I hate his Evil descendant!
- Ayyubidball - I'm sorry for battling yuo. Cause Salahuddin was a wise leader. Yuo are one of good kebabs. When the crusader failed to conquer Jerusalem, yuo still allow them to pray there. May God bless yuo and thanks for returning St Sepulchre key to me.
- Timurid Empireball - Thanks for repelling the Ottoman for a few years.
- Kievan Rusball - At first we were rivals and he even raided Constantinople but when he converted to Orthodox Christianity, I decided to take him under my wing and I even developed an alphabet for him(The Cyrillic Alphabet) that was based on the Greek language. Some his warriors also served as elite guards for my emperors.
- Kebab - BLOOD-THIRSTY SHAME OF EARTH HERETIC! WORST AND MOST EVIL ARCH-ENEMY! HE STOLE MY SWEET AND CUTE CONSTANTINOPLE! At least my people he did not being removed and GO AGAINST CRUSADER STATE THAT WOUNDED MY CONSTANTINOPLE!!! AND I STILL HATE YOU DESPITE BEING THAT!
- Sassanidball- This MANBIRD ruined the 7th century. And he was my main enemy in middle east. At the start of the war, i lost heavy to him, even Jerusalem almost fell to him. But luckily, Islam's Holy Quran predicted that someday, he will defeated by me. And it was true but I still want to keep my clay. I respect kebabs(NOT THAT SO CALLED OTTOMAN AKA WORST SMELLYM KEBAB EMPIRE EVER).
- Hunball - He came here and took clay from Germaniaball and me. This forced Germaniaball to take clay from SPQRball.
- Visigothic Kingdomball - I tried and failed to invade him, he of beings anschlussed by kebab soon anyways.
- Germaniaball - He killed my father and my brother then he became an impostor of SPQRball.
- Veniceball - Ruined me for good! He also raped my peoples!
- Latin Empireball - Evil Catholics that stole my glorious city of Constantinople. He is another impostor!!!
- Holy Roman Empireball - IMPOSTOR! He is son of Germaniaball and to me he is just another version of Germaniaball!!!!! You will be never the true Roman Empire, IMPOSTOR!!! I´M COMING FOR YOU!!!
- Kievan Rusball(Formerly) - I won't forgive you for raiding and laying a siege on Constantinople! You're just like those vikings! Speaking of which, didn't you had your first king as a Viking prince? I guess that runs through the bloodline, huh.
- Second Bulgarian Empireball - Stop revolting and stealing my clay! You are of Byzantineball! Why can't you be nice like Serbiaball?
- First Bulgarian Empireball - He was even worse than his son! Took a lot of my European clay and nearly took Constantinople...922 NEVER FORGET! YUO WERE VERY HARD TO REMOVE UNTIL 1018!
- Umayyadball - This kebab has tried to besiege Constantinople but failed. Hahahaha...!!! But his revenge was avenged by !@#$%^&* kebab! !@#$%^&*!!!
- Pope Innocentius III - !@#$%^&* POPE!!! WHATS THE REASON YUO TRY TO RAPE AND RAIDING ME?!!! JUST BECAUSE YUOR !@#$%^&* CRUSADERS DIDNT HAVE MONEY WHEN THE VENICE TRADERS SERVE THEM?!!! AND THE VENICE TOLD YUOR CRUSADER TO RAID ME?!!! PREPARE YUOR MONEY FIRST BEFORE YUOR CRUSADER GO TO EGYPT!!! AND YUO SHOULD CONQUER JERUSALEM, NOT RAIDING MY CLAY!!!
- Seljukball - AAAH! STOP ATTACKING ME YUO KEBAB!!! IF YUO WANT INTO CONQUER JERUSALEM, STOP DRIVING OUT THE NON MUSLIM!!! Of course I know crusaders took Jerusalem and killed your people and I HATE CRUSADER MORE THAN KEBAB!!! ALSO 1071AD NEVER FORGET YOU ARRGOANT GOATSHIT BITCHTATOR!!!
- Bagratid Armeniaball - Stole all his clay and didn't leave enough soldiers to defend it afterwards, leaving it open for kebab invasion. Oops!
- Rashidunball- Pls of stop taking muh clay! And i hate kebabs! This kebab also ruined muh 7th century! BTW, Thanks for removing this so called Sassanidball AKA MANBIRD WORSHIPPER. But you are even worser then them! REMOVE THIS IDIOT SMELLY CALIPH KEBAB FROM PREMISES!!!
- Crusaders - You traitors! We could've removed Kebab together but instead you had to plunder my resources and people and weaken me, allowing for the Ottomans to take me out earlier.
How to Draw
Drawing Byzantiumball is rather confusing considering the amount of possible designs you can chose from, but the most common is:
- Draw a circle colored red
- Draw a cross colored gold
- Since you drew a gold cross, the red circle is separated into quadrants, in those quadrants, draw the Greek letter "B" in gold. On the left quadrants, make them face the opposite direction
- Draw two eyes and you're done!