Byzantine missions

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This article is accurate for the latest versions of EU3, Napoleon’s Ambition, In Nomine, Heir to the Throne and Divine Wind.

Byzantium has nine unique missions, the majority of which are about restoring the Byzantine empire’s glory by retaking some of its lost territories.

Military missions

Recover Greece

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The Empire is but a shadow of itself after repeated blows from the Turk. For us to rise, phoenix like, from the ashes we must recover the Greek lands.
Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • is not a vassal.
  • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • owns the province Thrace (151).
  • does not own at least 1 of the provinces: Morea (145), Athens (146), Larissa (147) or Achaea (1773).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 7: ×2
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 9: ×2
Temporary effects:
  • Conquest of Janina - casus belli
  • Conquest of Morea - casus belli
  • Conquest of Athens - casus belli
  • Conquest of Larissa - casus belli
  • Conquest of Achaea - casus belli

Success conditions:
  • Byzantium owns the provinces Janina (144), Morea (145), Athens (146), Larissa (147) and Achaea (1773).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • is a vassal.
    • is a junior partner in a personal union.

Reward:

Comment: Janina (144) is missing in the acquisition conditions.


Recover the Asia Minor coast

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As long as the lands of Asia Minor are held by the enemy we will never be secure. By seizing the coastal provinces we will have the buffer we need.
Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • is not a vassal.
  • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • owns the province Thrace (151).
  • does not own at least 1 of the provinces Bithynia (316), Bursa (317) or Smyrna (318).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 7: ×2
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 9: ×2
Temporary effects:
  • Conquest of Bithynia - casus belli
  • Conquest of Bursa - casus belli
  • Conquest of Smyrna - casus belli

Success conditions:
  • owns Bithynia (316), Bursa (317) and Smyrna (318).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • is a vassal.
    • is a junior partner in a personal union.

Reward:


Conquer the eastern Balkans

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To protect the second Rome from we must expand our lands in the Eastern Balkans.
Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • is not a vassal.
  • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • does not own the provinces Silistria (159), Burgas (1764) and Bulgaria (150).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 7: ×2
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 9: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • owns Silistria (159), Burgas (1764) and Bulgaria (150).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • is a vassal.
    • is a junior partner in a personal union.

Reward:


Secure southern Italy

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Ever since the Franks cowardly sacked the city of Constantine we know that they are a danger. We must secure our western flank by taking control of Southern Italy so it does not happen again.
Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • is not a vassal.
  • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • is not at war.
  • owns the provinces: Janina (144), Morea (145), Athens (146), Larissa (147) and Achaea (1773).
  • does not own Napoli (121), Apulia (122) and Calabria (123).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 7: ×2
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 9: ×2
Temporary effects:
  • Conquest of Napoli - casus belli
  • Conquest of Apulia - casus belli
  • Conquest of Calabria - casus belli

Success conditions:
  • owns Napoli (121), Apulia (122) and Calabria (123).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • is a vassal.
    • is a junior partner in a personal union.

Reward:


The Eternal City

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Constantinople might be the New Rome, but the old Imperial capital, the Eternal City itself, has been lost since the fall of the Exarchate of Ravenna in 751. The unexpected resurgence of the Roman Empire has given rise to a powerful movement seeking reunification with our ancient Latin home...
Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • is not a vassal.
  • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • is not at war.
  • owns the provinces Napoli (121), Apulia (122) and Calabria (123).
  • does not own the province Roma (118).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 7: ×2
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 9: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • owns Roma (118).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • is a vassal.
    • is a junior partner in a personal union.

Reward:


Reclaim Sicily

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Sicily was lost to the Empire in 965, when the island fell to the forces of Mahomet. It is time to make a triumphant return, and let Greek once more be heard on the island of Damocles and Archimedes.
Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • is not a vassal.
  • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • is not at war.
  • owns the provinces Napoli (121), Apulia (122) and Calabria (123).
  • does not own the provinces Messina (124), Palermo (125) and Malta (126).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 7: ×2
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 9: ×2
Temporary effects:
  • Conquest of Messina - casus belli
  • Conquest of Palermo - casus belli
  • Conquest of Malta - casus belli

Success conditions:
  • owns Messina (124), Palermo (125) and Malta (126).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • is a vassal.
    • is a junior partner in a personal union.

Reward:


Restore the Pentarchy

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The great Christian East-West Schism, brought about by the arrogance of Pope Leo IX in 1054, might finally be healed. As established by Emperor Justinian in 531, the Bishop of Rome is merely one of five Patriarchs of equal rank, together with the ones in Constantinople, Antioch, Jerusalem and Alexandria. If all five Patriarchates can be restored to Christianity under the auspices of the Eastern Church, there is hope of a new unity.
Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • State religion is Orthodox.
  • owns the provinces Roma (118), Thrace (151), Aleppo (377) and Judea (379).
  • In at least one of the following provinces Roma (118), Thrace (151), Aleppo (377), Judea (379) or Alexandria (358), the religion is not Orthodox.
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
  • Ruler’s diplomatic skill is at least 7: ×2
  • Ruler’s diplomatic skill is at least 9: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • Roma (118), Thrace (151), Aleppo (377), Judea (379) and Alexandria (358) are Orthodox.
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • is a vassal.
    • is a junior partner in a personal union.

Reward:

Comment: Take a look at the requirement for the triggered modifiers: “The Pentarchy”, “The Conquest of Jerusalem” and “The Conquest of Rome”.


Annihilate Venice

The fat and treacherous merchants of ‘The Most Serene Republic’ engineered the fall of Constantinople to the Latin invaders of the Fourth Crusade in 1204. Our subsequent and miraculous recovery has long been a source of concern in the Palazzo Ducale. The time is ripe to exact our gruesome vengeance and hang the Doge from his own walls! Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions:
  • is not a vassal.
  • is not a junior partner in a personal union.
  • is not at war.
  • owns the provinces Athens (146), Edrine (149) and Crete (163).
  • Venice owns the province Venezia (112).
Acquisition chance:
  • Base weight: 1000
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 7: ×2
  • Ruler’s military skill is at least 9: ×2
Temporary effects:

Success conditions:
  • owns Venezia (112).
Failure conditions:
  • At least one of the following must be true:
    • is a vassal.
    • is a junior partner in a personal union.
    • Venezia (112) is owned by an another country.

Reward:



Religious missions

Convert the people of Asia Minor

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The peoples have Asia Minor have sadly adopted the faith of their conquers. Now that they have been liberated we must return them to the holy Orthodox faith.
Type:
  • Country

Acquisition conditions: Acquisition chance: Temporary effects:
  • None

Success conditions:
  • does not own a province in Asia Minor which is not Orthodox.
Failure conditions:

Reward: