In 1259, Michael VIII, soon to become the first emperor of the Palaiologos dynasty, fought an alliance of the Despotate of Epirus, Kingdom of Sicily, and the Principality of Achaea, against the Empire of Nicea led by Michael VIII. The Nicaeans sent a deserter to the enemy side to feed them false info, and got the Epirotes to leave the battle. The Niceans won, allowing for the reconquest of Constantinople from the Latins and the restoration of the Byzantine Empire. What if the Epirotes were not convinced by the bluff, and the Niceans lost, with Michael VIII being killed? Could the Latin Empire survive longer? Who will retake Constantinople? What happens to the Latin principalities to the south? What happens with Charles I of Anjou?