Syracusae

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Local powerSyracusae
Syracusae.png
Primary culture
Siceliote (Hellenistic)

Capital province
Syrakousai (84)

Government
Aristocratic Monarchy

State religion
Military traditions
Flag of Syracusae Syracusan heritage

Mercenary maintenance.png −10% Mercenary Army Maintenance
Naval damage taken.png −5% Ship damage taken
Pop citizen happiness.png −4% National Citizen Happiness

Syracusae is a local power in eastern Sicily, a former Flag of Corinth Corinthian colony that has grown to be one of the largest and most important Greek cities and one of the main powers of the area. Long engaged in a struggle with Flag of Carthage Carthage for control of the cities of Sicily, in 450 AUC Syracusae under its tyrant Agathokles had just been defeated after an ambitious campaign in Africa, leaving the island largely divided between the Flag of Carthage Carthaginian domains in the west and Syracusan territory in the east, including its feudatories of 20px Gelos to the south and Flag of Rhegium Rhegium and Flag of Locri Locri on the mainland. As still by far the most powerful Greek state in the area Syracusae is in a good position to unite the smaller Greek states by diplomacy or war, but tensions with Flag of Carthage Carthage is likely inevitable and Syracusae will have to find other allies and prepare for war to the west all the while keeping a wary eye on the rising power of Flag of Rome Rome, whose ambitions will likely soon reach the Greek cities of Magna Graecia. Historically Syracusae would call in Flag of Epirus Epirus to break the Carthaginian dominance during the Pyrrhic Wars, allying with Flag of Rome Rome after the wars' conclusion and enjoying a lasting period of peace and prosperity as a center of art and philosophy - most notably in the person of Archimedes - until siding with Flag of Carthage Carthage during the Second Punic War and being annexed by Flag of Rome Rome after its defeat in 212 BC, though Syracusae would continue to prosper as the most important city in Sicily for centuries afterwards.

Missions[edit]

Main article: Syracusan missions

With the Magna Graecia (DLC).png Magna Graecia DLC, Syracusae has a unique set of 4 missions focused on uniting the remaining Siceliote states and developing the area, driving the Flag of Carthage Carthaginians from Sicily once and for all, conquering the Italiote city states of Magna Graecia, and overthrowing the tyrants to restore the old republic.

Like most other Hellenistic group countries, Syracusae can also get access to two of the Greek cultural missions under certain circumstances. If Syracusae conquers territory in Greece it can get the Greek cultural mission tree Pan-Hellenic Government and attempt to unite the Greek city-states into a new Flag of Hellenic League Hellenic League, while making conquests in the Asian, Bithynian, or Thracian region will gives access to the Euxine Sea Hellenistic cultural mission tree The Hospitable Sea, directing Syracusae to expand its influence and dominate the Euxine Sea region.

Like all other countries, Syracusae also has access to the Generic missions regardless of whether or not the DLC is enabled.

Events[edit]

Apart from those associated with its unique missions, Flag of Syracusae Syracusae also has a few country-specific flavour events.

Archimedes events[edit]

At around 490 AUC, an event will trigger that spawns Archimedes in the court of the owner of the city of Syrakousai. Note that this doesn't necessarily have to be Syracusae itself.[1]

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(Hidden event)



 
Trigger conditions
  • Territory is colonized
  • Is Syrakousai (84)
  • This event has not happened before
Is triggered only by

37-43 years after the start of the game


Immediate effects


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The Talented Archimedes


A skilled mathematician by the name of Archimedes has risen to prominence in the halls of [syracuse_scope.GetName], impressing many with his novel approaches.

It seems he is the son an astronomer, and was educated in the Alexandrine schools of Egypt. His talents may prove useful in more than just theoretical applications...


 
Trigger conditions
  • This event has not happened before
Is triggered only by

a Hidden event


Immediate effects
  • Create the character Archimedes Phidid in the current character's court

Event button.png
Let us hope he finds much.
  • Get the modifier Archimedes' Rigor for 40 years, giving:
    • Technology speed +5% Technology Speed
    • Fort defense.png +10% Fort Defense

Agathokles events[edit]

Syracusae also has a startup event revolving around Agathokles' claim to be King of Sicily, allowing Syracusae to choose between improving relations with its neighbours and getting claims on the rest of the island.[2]

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Agathokles Ruler


Once more, a tentative truce with Carthage holds Sicily in an uneasy state of readiness. The seizure of Messana by Carthaginian forces during the Third Sicilian War has sorely reduced our strategic control of Sicily, and the city of Syracuse itself is still recovering from a long, but ultimately unsuccessful siege.

Every eye in the Mediterranean looks to us, gauging our response, and waiting for any sign of weakness.


 
Trigger conditions
  • Is Flag of Syracusae Syracusae
  • Owns Syrakousai (84)
  • Flag of Carthage Carthage exists and owns territory
  • This event has not happened before
Is triggered only by

On game start


Event button.png
Proclaim Agathokles I Agathoklid King of all Sicily!
  • Every country that owns a territory in the provinces of Siculia, Sicania, or Syracuse that is not the current country gets the opinion modifier Unfriendly Neighbors towards the current country and vice versa, giving Opinion -30 opinion with a yearly decay of 1
  • Get claims on all territories not owned by the current country or one of its subjects in the provinces of Siculia, Sicania, or Syracuse
Event button.png
Perhaps it is time we befriended our neighbors.
  • Every country that owns a territory in the provinces of Siculia, Sicania, or Syracuse that is not the current country gets the opinion modifier Border Friends towards the current country and vice versa, giving Opinion +20 opinion with a yearly decay of 2

Mamertine Republic events[edit]

Main article: Italian flavor events#Syracusan events

When Agathokles dies, there is also a special event that can trigger if Syracusae holds Messana that spawns the 20px Mamertine Republic, giving Syracusae the choice of either immediately declaring war to reconquer the city or accepting their control and taking tribute instead.

Decisions[edit]

As a Siceliote-cultured in the region of Magna Graecia, Syracusae has access to the decisions to form Flag of Sicily Sicily and later Flag of Magna Graecia Magna Graecia.

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Unite Sicily


The goal of uniting the island of Sicily, whilst seemingly a simple thing, has been the cause of countless lost lives. Perhaps we could be the ones to finally succeed in this task?


 
Potential requirements
  • Has at least 1 territory
  • Has Siceliote or Siculian primary culture
  • Is not Flag of Sicily Sicily or Flag of Magna Graecia Magna Graecia
  • Is not AI-controlled, owns at least 10 territories, or is Flag of Syracusae Syracusae
  • Is not a Tier 2 or Tier 3 formable
Allow
  • Flag of Sicily Sicily does not currently exist
  • Is not at war or in a civil war
  • Owns Syrakousai (84) and Akragas (86)
  • Owns or has a subject who owns the following territories:
    • Messana (80)
    • Lilibaya (94)
    • Morgantina (88)
    • Ziz (96)

Effects
  • Current country becomes Flag of Sicily Sicily
  • If the country is tribal, adopt the Federated Tribe government form
  • Otherwise, gain Political influence.png 150 political influence
  • Add Citizens 4 citizen pops and Freemen 4 freemen pops of the state culture and religion to the capital
  • Capital gets the modifier Emergent Capital until the end of the game, giving:
    • Local population growth.png +0.15% Local Population Growth
    • Freeman happiness +10% Local Freeman Happiness
    • Civilization.png +10% Local Civilization Level
  • Get claims on all territories in the provinces of Siculia, Sicania, and Syracuse
  • Get Province investment 2 free province investments
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Form Magna Graecia


The Greeks have been present in southern Italy and Sicily for many centuries. Whilst often far removed from the macro-politics of the mainland, the region of Magna Graecia, as it was known, played an important part in the Hellenistic world.


 
Potential requirements
  • Has at least 1 territory
  • Country is in the Hellenistic culture group
  • The capital is in the region of Magna Graecia, Italia, or Cisalpine Gaul
  • Is not Flag of Magna Graecia Magna Graecia
  • is not a endgame tag
  • Is not AI-controlled, owns at least 5 territories, or is Flag of Syracusae Syracusae
Allow
  • The mission Greater Greece is not active
  • Flag of Magna Graecia Magna Graecia does not exist
  • Is not at war or in a civil war
  • Owns the following territories:
    • Herakleia Minoa (91)
    • Syrakousai (84)
  • Owns at least 4 of the following territories:
    • Messana (80)
    • Kroton (78)
    • Rhegion (72)
    • Thourioi (52)
    • Herakleia (54)
    • Metapontion (55)
    • Taras (56)
    • Callipolis (63)
    • Elea (12)
  • Owns or has a subject that owns at least 1 of the following territories:
    • Neapolis (7)
    • Pompeii (9)

Effects
  • Current country becomes Flag of Magna Graecia Magna Graecia
  • Add Citizens 4 citizen pops and Freemen 4 freemen pops to the current capital
  • If the capital has the modifier Emergent Center of Civilization, remove it
  • Capital gets the modifier Emergent Capital until the end of the game, giving:
    • Local population growth.png +0.15% Local Population Growth
    • Freeman happiness +10% Local Freeman Happiness
    • Civilization.png +10% Local Civilization Level
  • Get claims on all unowned territories in the region of Magna Graecia
  • Get Province investment 4 free province investments

As well, as a Hellenistic culture group monarchy, Syracusae has access to the decision to form the Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire.

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Reunite Alexander's Empire


For too long parasites and scavengers have made a feast of the Great Empire that Alexander spent a lifetime building. It is time we do away with all claimants, usurpers and delusional provincial strongmen. There can be only one authority within the empire of Alexander the Great, one upholder of the great Hellenistic legacy that this great man founded.

That one power could not possibly come from any dynasty but our own. Only a family that respects the Argead traditions can legitimately claim its legacy.


 
Potential requirements
  • Has not previously formed the Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire
  • Has at least 1 territory
  • Country is in the Hellenistic culture group
  • Is a monarchy
  • Is not Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire
  • Is not AI-controlled or has more than 40 territories
Allow
  • Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire does not current exist
  • Is a monarchy
  • Is not at war or in a civil war
  • Owns or has a subject that owns the following territories:
    • Pella (379)
    • Korinthos (418)
    • Thebai (426)
    • Sparta (427)
    • Argos (440)
    • Athenai (416)
    • Lysimacheia (350)
    • Gordion (189)
    • Sardeis (292)
    • Alexandreia (516)
    • Memphis (500)
    • Gaza (659)
    • Tyros (743)
    • Antigoneia (790)
    • Epiphaneia (1874)
    • Ammoneion (5537)
    • Babylon (918)
    • Seleukeia Megale (911)
    • Sousa (946)
    • Persepolis (4799)
    • Ekbatana (1595)
    • Alexandreia Kaukaso (6611)
    • Taxila (7314)
    • Alexandrou Limen (6821)

Effects
  • If the country is tribal, add the modifier Civilizing Tribe for 10 years, giving:
    • Civilization.png +0.10% Monthly Civilization Change
    • Promotion +2 Pop Promotion Speed
    • Primary culture happiness +10% Primary Culture Happiness
  • If the government type is not Empire or Imperial Cult, set the country's government to Empire
  • Get the modifier Argead Unification until the end of the game, giving:
    • Wrong culture-group happiness +10% Wrong Culture-Group Happiness
    • Land morale.png +10% Morale of Armies
    • Diplomatic reputation.png +2 Diplomatic Reputation
    • Freeman happiness +10% National Freeman Happiness
  • Current country becomes Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire
  • Get the event Capital of an Empire
  • Get claims on all unowned provinces in the regions of Parthia, Syria, Ariana, Bactriana, Media, Persis, Gedrosia, Mesopotamia, Assyria, Bithynia, Cappadocia, Galatia, Cilicia, Asia, Greece, Palestine, Gandhara, Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt, Macedonia, and Thrace
  • If the country is Flag of Phrygia Phrygia, Flag of Macedon Macedon, Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire, Flag of Egypt Egypt, or Flag of Thrace Thrace and is not AI-controlled, award the achievement No More Worlds Left to Conquer
  • Get Province investment 5 free province investments

Diplomacy[edit]

Syracusae starts with 3 feudatories:

Population[edit]

Syracusae begins with a Population.png population of 135 pops divided across its Local.png 11 territories. Most of the population is Siceliote, though there are some Boeotian pops in the northern cities and a few Achaeans in the south, and some of the inland territories are still largely of the native Siculian culture and may be the source of some trouble. All of Syracusae's pops are Hellenic.

Mercenary States[edit]

Main article: Mercenary state

With the Magna Graecia (DLC).png Magna Graecia DLC, Syracusae can take the unique Create mercenary state.png Create Mercenary State action, which releases an owned Territory city.png city as a new mercenary state subject, reflecting Syracusae's strong mercenary traditions and events like the historical 20px Mamertine Republic. As well as fighting alongside their overlord, each mercenary state reduces the overlord's costs when hiring other mercenary companies, and if the overlord is a Monarchy with the Mercenary Contract Law enacted the overlord can use Elect New Leader Character Interaction to replace their current leader with that of the mercenary state at the cost of some stability, much like Agathokles himself once did.

Strategy[edit]

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Achievements[edit]

Potter to King icon
Potter to King
As Syracuse, conquer all of Sicily by the death of your ruler, Agathocles.

References[edit]

  1. These events can be found in /ImperatorRome/game/events/flavor_syr.txt.
  2. This event can be found in /ImperatorRome/game/events/syr_flavor.txt.