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Peloponnese Empire by Rarayn Peloponnese Empire by Rarayn
A map that would, had I not been a huge procrastinator, gone with this flag from a while back. [link]

To spare you the trouble of going there to read the short and vague background story, I'll just put it here as well:

"Once Constantinople fell to the Bulgarian armies, no-one had expected the Latin Empire to survive. It had already declined considerably by the time the Latin Emperor fled Constantinople, with most of its already meagre possessions lost to the Empire of Nicaea and the Despotate of Epirus in the years before.

The Latin Empire would live on, however, as the Emperor escaped to Mystras, then the capital of the Principality of Achaea, one of the last bastions of Latin power in Greece. Here the Empire would not only live on, but prosper for quite some time. At its height, this new "Peloponnese Empire" encompassed the Peloponnese itself, as well as the Duchy of Athens and the isles of Cephallonia, Negroponte, Naxos and Crete."

I decided to give it a few more isles than in the original description this time around. Looked better that way.
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heavypootis Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
:iconspartaplz:THIS IS SPARTA!!! :iconspartakickplz:
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ramones1986 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So the Latin ruling class will eventually speak Greek in the future?
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Perhaps. Latin might remain a prestige language among the ruling class, perhaps later replaced by French.
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Archeim Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Where can i find that kind of map?
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
What do you mean?
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Thejboy88 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
This period of time always fascinated me because it was, in my opinion at least, the time when the Roman Empire truly vanished from the world.

It had been lingering on in a decaying form for some time in the form of the Byzantine Empire, but after the FourthCrusade when Constantinople was sacked, it was pretty much dead.

Empires like this Latin one were pretty much all that remained of it and you do a good job of showing what dire straits it was in at this time.
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Yeah, the Fourth Crusade pretty much marked the final end of the Roman Empire. What remained afterwards didn't exactly put you in mind of a glorious Empire.

The Peloponnese Empire is fictional. There were successors of the Latin Empire around these areas, but nothing like a unified/semi-unified entity. The Empire of Nicaea and Trebizond were the true heirs of the Eastern Roman Empire, not the Latin one which was established by Latin crusaders after the Fourth Crusade.
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kyuzoaoi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Artist
Would these Latin Peloponnesians eventually become Orthodox?
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Perhaps. The Patriarch is a Bulgarian puppet though, so I'd expect it to be a sort of Romanist-Orthodox hybrid religion, if anything but regular Catholicism. Pope at the top, but with doctrines a little more acceptable to their Greek subjects or something like that.
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
This does make me long to see a Byzantine/Bulgarian/Whatever map set in the same 'verse.
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Maybe at some point in the distant future. I have my feet planted firmly within the boundaries of the HRE at the moment. :XD:
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mdc01957 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Well, I could wait. ^^
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KCammy Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I know this is far later than that time period, but I am reminded of a great old game called "Master of Olympus: Zeus."

:D
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Haven't played it, but I understand the Caesar series, which I have played, is quite similar. Been ages since I played a game of that genre.
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KCammy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Ooooooooh, that looks good. :D
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Haha, thanks. To be honest, I almost ended up scrapping the whole thing because I wasn't happy with it. Suffice to say, I am starting to get sick of the Mediterranean Sea. :XD:
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KCammy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
The Med is one of those places where it's hard to get sick of. Try the North Sea.
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
The coastline of Norway is the only thing which is a greater pain in the arse to draw than the isles of the Aegan Sea. :XD:
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KCammy Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Heh. I know. :D
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Laiqua-lasse Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
You misspelled Epirus on the map... but it's a great map nevertheless!
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Ah, you're right. Fixed it. Thank you for pointing it out.

Glad you liked it!
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
If only it could bring back some Lacedaemonian traditions, become true Greek warriors using the modern (for that time) techniques against Ottomans and disloyal Greeks.
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Rarayn Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Spartan-Latin Knights? Can't say I mind that concept. :D
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AmongTheSatanic Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:D
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