1. Eastern Mushroom Kingdom

    Eastward - An Alternate Migration Period

    The Year is 484, and the Frankish Empire has been defeated, and the victorious Soissons moves in on its territory, halting the barbarian advance. However, they still reign on in Iberia, Italy, Britain and Africa. The King of Soissons, instead of invading them, decides that hopefully the majority...
  2. Basileus_Komnenos

    AHC: Byzantine Castles

    What if the Byzantines, influenced by Western Europeans during the high middle ages started building Castles to fortify important positions? How would this affect the Empire's development and territorial integrity? Could this help secure Anatolia from Turkish raiders, and possibly help them...
  3. Filo

    The Southern Roman Empire.

    I am a little bit tired of Scifi. So i'll start this new project (not new at all, being another setting for GURPS i'll created many years ago). In This timeline, Heraclius the Younger, instead of sailing from Carthage to Constantinople, decided to stay in African City, dooming the Empire in the...
  4. AHC: Rump Byzantine Empire survives to the Present

    Okay so I noticed most Byzantine Empire survival scenarios have it continue to survive as a huge empire, but I decided as a really quick AHC while I struggle with writers block on the main TL I'm working on. Your goal is this Turn the Byzantine Empire into a tiny rump state Have this tiny rump...
  5. Sevarics

    WI: Eudokia Makrembolitissa weds Romanos Diogenes as her first husband instead of Constantine Doukas ?

    As the tin says, what if Eudokia, niece of the Patriarch of Constantinople, weds Romanos Diogenes as her first husband instead of Constantine Doukas ? Romanos was a successful military leader from a well connected family and so good looking that she fell in love with him later in her life anyway...
  6. Basileus_Komnenos

    WI: Western Roman Empire Restored By Maurice?

    It seems that Emperor Maurice had plans to divide the Empire between his sons. The most common consensus about this scheme is that it would be a return to the division of the East and West rather than a new tetrarchic system where it would be split among all his sons. Supposing that Emperor...
  7. PolishMagnet

    Latest possible PoD to restore Egyptian religion?

    What is the latest possible PoD for some form of Egyptian religion to be restored/founded (in Egypt, of course)? It must be an Egyptian religion involving worship of at least one native Egyptian deity IE Ra, Set, Isis, Osiris, etc, not a syncretic religion like Hellenism and not a composite...
  8. TheWitheredStriker

    WI: The ERE never becomes iconoclast.

    I'm honestly surprised to see that this PoD seems to be so rarely discussed; the majority of threads are about iconoclasm completely succeeding, sometimes even in Western Europe. But anyway: Suppose Leo III Syrus is successfully overthrown during his reign, either by Agallianos Kontoskeles in...
  9. Simone nel Pozzo

    What if Italy and Byzantium fell into a personal union?

    In the late 9th century, Ermengarda, only eligible daughter of Louis II, - king of Italy and otherwise heirless - was bound to marry Constantine, co-emperor and heir apparent of Byzantium. This event was prevented by Constantine's untimely death in 879, but what if that changed and Constantine...
  10. MAZDAK’S FLIGHT – A Sassanid TL
    Threadmarks: Chapter One - The Prophet & The Kings

    MAZDAK’S FLIGHT – A Sassanid TL Chapter One - The Prophet & The Kings “If those forces arrayed against it – the orthodox Zoroastrians, the rich Mobeds, and the aristocracy – had acted in unison, the one truth could have been suppressed. The Mazdakites might have been no more than a footnote...
  11. The Third Rome: Is it possible for a "contingency plan" created by a byzantine emperor to colonize America in the 1400s?

    I know, I know, it's hard af, but do you guys think there is at least a small possibility? venetians, iberians and/or the genoese can also be involved. Pedro Álvares Cabral took ~40 days from Portugal to Brazil, so maybe the byzantines will take ~70 days, if the mission is successful?
  12. TheWitheredStriker

    WI: Trebizond recaptures Constantinople from the Latin Empire instead of Nicaea

    The first thread I made on this forum, hoping all goes well with it. If something's off, please let me know. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Would it have been possible, following the...
  13. Sevarics

    WI: Byzantine Emperor Romanos II Macedon had brothers

    IOTL, Konstantinos VII Macedon and Helena Lekapena had a son, Leo, who died young, and then Romanos II and his many sisters, among them Theophano who wed Ioannes Kourkouas Tzimiskes when he was co-emperor with Basil II and Konstantinos VIII, Romanos’s sons. What if his three sisters who in OTL...
  14. Sevarics

    WI: Zoe, niece of Basil II, weds Constantine Dalassenos, duke of Antioch?

    IOTL, while he was dying, Basil II’s brother, Emperor Constantine, arranged for his middle daughter, Zoe, to be wed to Constantine Dalassenos, duke of Antioch. While Dalassenos was en route, the emperors advisors, fearing a powerful military leader being emperor, convinced Emperor Constantine to...
  15. pls don't ban me

    Fall of Constantinople what if analysis

    So, this thread is probably one of the most, if not the most, re proposed from time to time, but i see every time almost everyone saying that Constantinople was doomed, an opinion to which i disagree. While it's true that the ERE was to a point of utter disgrace there are some factor that might...
  16. Sevarics

    WI: Christopher Lekapenos does not predecease his father Emperor Romanos I Lekapenos?

    IOTL, Romanos I Lekapenos made his eldest and favorite son, Christopher, co-emperors with himself and his son in lawKonstantinos Macedon. However, before anything substantial came about from his elevation to co-emperor, Christopher passed away before Romanos, eventually paving the way for his...
  17. PakistaniGuyUK

    WI... A truly Russian Slavic Christianity

    What if Kievan Rus decides against importing the Orthodox faith but instead opts to create its own ‘brand’ of heavily Russified/Slavified Christianity incorporating many indigenous pagan ideas? In other words a centralized but indigenous ‘Christianity’ with its roots deep in ‘Slavdom’ as...
  18. Sevarics

    What if all five children of Emperor Theodore II of Nicaea were sons?

    IOTL Theodore II of Nicaea had four daughters and one son. The son, John IV, was among Theodore’s youngest. However what if John’s older sisters had been born boys instead? Would Michael Palaiologoi have been able to usury the throne against an adult Laskarid emperor following Theodore’s death?
  19. Sevarics

    WI: Theodore Komnenos Doukas, Emperor of Thessalonica, captures Constantinople in 1230

    As the tin says, what if Theodore Komnenos Doukas, Emperor of Thessalonica, avoided being defeated by the Bulgarians and successfully captured Constantinople in 1230? Up until his defeat and capture by the Bulgarians, Theodore and the Empire of Thessalonica had been expanding rapidly in the...
  20. Is it possible for the balkans to keep romance speaking under a Byzantine Empire able to repeal slavic invasions?

    Is it possible? Today's Croatia (except Slavonia of course), Serbia (except Vojvodina), Bosnia and Bulgaria to be romance speaking with the byzantines successfully repealing slavic invasions.