The 20px Mamertine Republic is a releasable nation in southern Europe, representing the historical republic that was founded in the Greek town of Messana by unemployed Italic mercenaries after the death of the Syracusan king Agathokles and the end of his wars in 289 BC and named after their patron god Mamers, the Sabellian Mars. Historically they became a significant force in the region, raiding and pirating the nearby settlements and eventually coming into a conflict with Syracusae that would escalate into the First Punic War between Rome and Carthage by 264 BC, after which the Mamertine Republic would be subsumed into the greater Roman state.
Ingame, the Mamertine Republic can be released from Syracusae by event after the death of its starting ruler, Agathokles, reflecting the historical circumstances of its founding. A slightly different variation of the country, the 20px Marsades Republic, can also be released as one of the outcomes of the unique Syracusan mission tree Death to Tyrants.
Release requirements[edit | edit source]
Event[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Italian flavor events
The Mamertine Republic will revolt in Messana (80) on the death of Agathokles, as long as the city is still owned and the monarchy has not been overthrown (i.e. through the unique Syracusae Syracusan mission tree Death to Tyrants). Syracusae will then have a choice between accepting the takeover and allowing the Mamertine Republic to rule Messana as an unruly mercenary state, or immediately declare war to try to reclaim the city.
As a form of compensation, the Mamertines have offered us a measly sum of gold every now and then as tribute.
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On ruler change
Messana belongs to us!
Fine, we will find a solution both sides can live with.
Mission tree[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Death to Tyrants
In the unique Syracusan mission tree Death to Tyrants, the 20px Marsades Republic can be released from one of Syracusae's cities as payment to mercenaries in return for their support in a coup against the government. Unlike with the normal Mamertine Republic, the Marsades Republic is not necessarily released from Messana and will have Bruttian rather than Sabellian primary culture, and is always released as an independent country.
|The Republic of Syracusae||
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While the task is running:
When the task is complete:
With the hardest part behind us, we must be vigilant to ensure that our nascent republic is not smothered in its crib. Many are those who would be try to be kings - we few must ensure they can never don the crown.
The Republic of Syracusae: Debtors Sorrow
After our promise to grant them their own lands, [me_syr_2_mer_lead_scope.GetPraenomen] appraised several areas and has concluded that [me_syr_2_land_grant.GetName] would be a reasonable reward for his company.
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the The Republic of Syracusae mission task
Enabled if: Gold was promised to the mercenaries (i.e. the me_syr_2_merc_promise variable is 1)
They shall have their coin.
Enabled if: Land was promised to the mercenaries (i.e. the me_syr_2_merc_promise variable is 2)
They shall have [me_syr_2_land_grant.GetName]...
Enabled if: Service and pensions were promised to the mercenaries (i.e. the me_syr_2_merc_promise variable is 3)
We promised it, after all...
Ha, they thought we were serious?
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