Justice is the firm and continuous desire to render to everyone that which is his due.
 
— Justinian I


Byzantineball, also known as the Byzantiumball, the Eastern Roman Empireball or Byzantine Empireball, and Byzantine Caesarndomball 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.

Despite historical misconception, he was not the successor of SPQRball. He was the Roman Empireball, and called himself so.

History

Byzantineball was the first kebab remover manifestation SPQR-icon.png SPQRball, the son of Ancient Greece-icon.png Ancient Greeceball and the father of Greece-icon.png Greeceball. He was not the successor of SPQR-icon.png SPQRball, but was SPQRball himself. (HRE-icon.png unlike that impostor!)

For some time SPQR-icon.png SPQRball was declining and decrepit, with constant war. Because they were always travelling to the beaches of East Mediterranean everywhere to protect the imperial borders, and also due to the fact that Rome-icon.png Romeball was just plain bad, Emperor Constantine decided to shift the capital city to the old Greek colony of Byzantium and renamed it in his honour, but on his death, SPQRball split into Western Roman Empire-icon.png Western Roman Empireball and, of course, Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball

Soon after, a bunch of Germania-icon.png Barbarians invaded, tried to siege Byzantine Constantinople-icon.png Constantinopleball, but found the walls too impenetrable, and gave up.

Meanwhile, Western Roman Empire-icon.png 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 Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball, in 476 CE.

Rome continued on in the East. After some 60-odd years of dithering, Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball looked to the West and tried to revive the Roman dream where the barbarian fiefdoms now stood. He conquered the Vandal Kingdom-icon.png Vandal Kingdomball, retaking North Africa and the great port of Carthago, the former capital of Carthage-icon.png Rome's Ancient Arch-Nemesis.

Soon after, Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball hungrily eyed Ostrogothic Kingdom-icon.png Ostrogothic Kingdomball, who had usurped Odoacer sometime before.

Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball started his rape by grasping Sicily-icon.png Sicilyball and much of Southern Italy whilst slowly reaching into her Illyria. After a long, tiring struggle that drained Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball's life savings, All of Ostrogothic Kingdom-icon.png Ostrogothic Kingdomball's territory, save Pannonia, was captured, with only symbolic, devastating recapture of Roman cities and territory. These conquests were further galvanized by the capture of territory in Southern Spain-icon.png Spainball whilst the local Visigothic Kingdom-icon.png Visigoth Rulers were embroiled in a civil war.

Then everything became bad again for the successors of SPQR-icon.png Rome, and destructive war between them and their old enemies, Sassanid-icon.png Sassanidball, had drained the both of them and were taken advantage of by Islam-icon.png Some Crafty Desert People. He in time lost all his clay south of Tarsus while the Sassanid-icon.png Sassanids were completely devoured.

At this point, Byzantine-icon.png 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 Italy-icon.png Italyball was weakening ever faster, and all at this point seemed lost. Islam-icon.png Islamic pirates had snapped off many islands throughout the Mediterranean, and his once-formidable navy was now in shambles.

By this time, SPQR-icon.png Latin was dying and was being replaced by Ancient Greece-icon.png 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 Francia-icon.png Franciaball as "Roman" emperor (HRE-icon.pngHREball) by Papal States-icon.png Papal Statesball in the year 800 was a depraved act: and solidified Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball's dislike of the Latins, which is why Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball was always suspicious of them. The emperors of the HRE-icon.png 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 Byzantine-icon.png Constantinople they were always the "King of the Unlawful Usurpers Germans", never "Emperor".

Eventually, piece by piece, Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball picked himself up, and got to work reconquering territories. It was finally under a dynasty of Armenia-icon.png "Macedonians", things started to look up, and now at its height since the beginning of the Islam-icon.png Islamic conquests, the empire spanned from Neapolis to Lecca, Zagreb to Antioch to Ani.

And then everything collapsed. Seljuk-icon.png Again. Thanks to filthy kebab. Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball, having lost almost all of Anatolia and in a panic, called Papal States-icon.png Papal Statesball and asked for help. What he got would set events into motion that changed the Western world.

After Nikephoros III Botaneiates abdicated the throne and Alexios I Komnenos ascended to the throne, he managed to save the whole empire from total collapse, fighting off both the Kebabs and the Normans threathening the rest of Anatolia and the Balkans respectively. His next 2 successors, John II Komnenos and Manuel I Komnenos, would enlarge the empire further, although after Manuel's death, the empire weakened. Nonetheless, with the ascension of Alexios to the throne, it sparked off a recovery called Komnenian Restoration.

The last 250 or so years of Byzantine-icon.png Byzantineball's existence was a whirlwind of reconquest, crusades, getting conquested, assassination by Venice-icon.png Veniceball, creation of Latin Empire-icon.png Frankokratia reconquest, resurrection, and slow loss of territory until he was finally put to eternal rest by Ottoman-icon.png Ottoman Empireball. With that, the final light of SPQR-icon.png SPQRball was extinguished, but its legacy left a mark. A mark on those barbarians to the west...

Relationships

Friends

  • Greece-icon.png Greeceball - My Descendant. He is very poor now and in debt. He needs a lot of money 💰 💴 💵.
  • Serbia-icon.png Serbiaball - My adoptive son and vow enforcer to remove all kebab (he also has my flag on his coat of arms). His Serbian Empire-icon.png ancestor was my enemy though.
  • Russia-icon.png Russiaball - Heir to the legacy of kebab removing  Eastern Orthodox, and he considered himself as the next Rome.
  • Western Roman Empire-icon.png Western Roman Empireball - He was my brother/ally before getting killed by Germaniaball
  • Empire of Nicaea-icon.png 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.
  • Gokturk-icon.png Gokturkball - Non-kebab Turkic friend who hates Persia too. But I hate his Ottoman-icon.pngEvil descendant!
  • Ghassanidsball - good buffer state friend. sadly he have been killed by Abbasid-icon.png him
  • Ayyubid-icon.png 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 Empire-icon.png Timurid Empireball - Thanks for repelling the Ottoman for a few years.
  • Abyssinia-icon.png Kingdom of Aksumball- My african orthadox brother. The Lihebella church was beautiful and constructed and exteremly holy!! I respect that
  • Kievan Rus-icon.png 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.
  • Tang-icon.png Taugastball - Thank you for all the silk brought to the Empire. You are good at treating neck swelling and  punishing criminals and you are good at making nice containers. Maybe... just maybe... you are civilized... as me. No SCRATCH THAT! You are civilized. That's why I made an embassy in Khubdan (Chang'an). If you weren't civilized I would do no such thing. You have an embassy in my empire too. We are good trading partners.
  • Kebab Removers - 4 Historical nations who all fought that evil Kebab, so they're good.

Enemies

  • Ottoman-icon.png 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!!! 1453 WORST YEAR OF MY LIFE!!!!!!! AND I STILL HATE YOU DESPITE BEING THAT! REMOVE KEBAB!!!
  • Sassanid-icon.png 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-icon.png 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).
  • Hun-icon.png Hunball - He came here and took clay from Germaniaball and me. This forced Germaniaball to take clay from SPQRball.
  • Visigothic Kingdom-icon.png Visigothic Kingdomball - I tried and failed to invade him, he of beings anschlussed by kebab soon anyways.
  • Germania-icon.png Germaniaball - He killed my father and my brother then he became an impostor of SPQRball.
  • Venice-icon.pngVeniceball - Ruined me for good! He also raped my peoples!
  • Latin Empire-icon.png Latin Empireball - Evil Catholics that stole my glorious city of Constantinople. He is another impostor!!!
  • Kievan Rus-icon.png Kievan Rusball(Formerly) - We used to fight a lot and he even seiged Constantinople. But he got better later on when he converted to Orthodoxy, adopted the Cyrillic alphabet(That we invented for him) and some of his warriors served as elite guards for my emperorers.
  • Serbian Empire-icon.png Serbian Empireball - You kept attacking me and taking my clay. But our descendants are best of friends though. 
  • Second Bulgarian Empire-icon.png Second Bulgarian Empireball - Stop revolting and stealing my clay! You are of Byzantineball! Why can't you be nice like Serbiaball?
  • First Bulgarian Empire-icon.png 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!
  • Umayyad-icon.png Umayyadball - This kebab has tried to besiege Constantinople but failed. Hahahaha...!!! But his revenge was avenged by Ottoman-icon.png !@#$%^&* kebab! !@#$%^&*!!!! 
  • Seljuk-icon.png 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 LESS THAN KEBAB!!! ALSO 1071AD NEVER FORGET YOU ARRGOANT GOATSHIT BITCHTATOR!!!
  • Bagratid Armenia-icon.png Bagratid Armeniaball - Stole all his clay and didn't leave enough soldiers to defend it afterwards, leaving it open for kebab invasion. Oops!
  • Abbasid-icon.png 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!!! YUO TAKE HALF OF MY CLAYS!!! NEVER FORGET BATTLE OF YARMOUK, SIEGE OF BABYLONIA FORTRESS, AND BATTLE OF MASTS!!!
  • HRE-icon.png Holy Roman Empireball - IMPOSTOR! But also helped with crusades and was one of the leading forces with the Papal States who went to destroy me and you did not even take my clay after you killed me you just gave my dead clay to Kebab I see you never changed your barbaric Germanic ways
  • Crusader-icon.png 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 you are the reason for Kebab and you are descended from those filthy German barbarians
  • Papal States-icon.png Pope Innocentius III - !@#$%^&* POPE!!! WHATS THE REASON YUO TRY TO RAIDING ME?!!! JUST BECAUSE YUOR !@#$%^&* 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!!
  • Plague of Justinian/Bubonic Plague - ΕΙΝΑΙ ΠΕΡΙΣΣΟΤΕΡΑ ΜΑΘΗΜΑ ΜΟΥ ΜΟΥ ΜΠΟΡΕΙ ΤΟ ΠΟΛΟ Ελπίζω ΠΟΤΕ ΕΠΙΣΤΡΟΦΗ ΑΠΟΚΑΤΑΣΤΗΣΤΕ ΑΥΤΟ ΤΟ ΣΚΥΛΟ ΩΣ ΠΛΑΓΑ ΑΦΑΙΡΕΣΤΕ ΤΗΝ ΑΦΑΙΡΕΣΗ!! YUO KILLED 50 MILLION PEOPLE AND MANY OF MY PEOPLE! REMOVE PLAGUE! REMOVE PLAGUE! GO TO HELL AND NEVER COMEBACK YOU MURDERER!

How to Draw

Drawing Byzantiumball is rather confusing considering the amount of possible designs you can chose from, but the most common is:

  1. Draw a circle colored red
  2. Draw a cross colored gold
  3. 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
  4. Draw two eyes and you're done!


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