Thrace

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Regional powerThrace
Thrace.png
Primary culture
Macedonian (Hellenistic)

Capital province
Lysimacheia (350)

Government
Monarchy (Aristocratic)

State religion
Military traditions
Flag of Thrace Heritage of Lysimachos

Warscore cost.png −5% War score Cost
Price state investment civic cost modifier.png −10% Civic Provincial Investment Cost
Tributary opinion of us.png −10 Subject opinion of us

Flag of Thrace Thrace is a regional power in the Balkans, controlling the coastal south and east of the region of Thrace proper. Founded as a Flag of Argead Empire Argead satrapy assigned to Lysimachus after the death of Alexander the Great, Thrace in 450 AUC is the smallest and weakest of the remaining Diadochi states, dealing with a host of unruly subjects and opposing the attempts of the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom to destroy Flag of Macedon Macedon and extend its rule into Europe but facing stiff odds unless Flag of Egypt Egypt and the Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire can be convinced to join the fray. Historically this coalition would emerge victorious in the last major war of the Diadochi, with Thrace given western Anatolia as its share of the former Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid lands and extending its rule over the smaller states of the northern coast, eventually extending its rule over Flag of Macedon Macedon as well after the fall of the Antipatrid dynasty. This success would prove to be short lived, with Thrace falling briefly to the Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukos himself in 281 BC and then a revived Flag of Macedon Macedon under the Ptolemaic prince Ptolemy Keraunos before the kingdom's collapse at the hands of the Flag of Galatia Gauls. The Lysimachid dynasty itself would survive in the Flag of Egypt Ptolemaic client state of Flag of Telmessos Telmessos for many decades afterwards, while Thrace itself would be divided between Antigonid Flag of Macedon Macedon, a resurgent Flag of Odrysia Odrysia and Flag of Getia Getia, and various independent city-states.

Missions[edit]

Main article: Thracian missions

With the Heirs of Alexander DLC, Thrace has a unique set of 3 missions focusing on Lysimachus's tenuous satrapy: consolidating control over his paper kingdom and securing control over the tribes of the north, improving relations with the Greek city-states to pacify the feudatories of the coast and extending Thracian influence over Greece, and bringing the war to other Diadochi through the conquest of Flag of Macedon Macedon and the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid heartland of Anatolia.

If the A New Philhellenic Policy and Crossing the Hellespont missions are successfully completed, the Diadochi Empire mission becomes available, with a focus on restoring the Flag of Hellenistic Empire Hellenistic Empire of Alexander the Great.

With or without DLC, Thrace will also always have access to the generic missions.

Events[edit]

Main articles: Thracian events, Thracian flavor events

The Wars of the Diadochi[edit]

Main article: Diadochi events

At start, all the Diadochi states will receive an event that gives them claims on all of the western half of the former Flag of Argead Empire Argead Empire and access to the special Legacy of Alexander wargoal, allowing them to easily declare war and conquer much more territory from each other than would be possible in a normal war. For Thrace, these claims will go away on the death of the first ruler.

Fourth War of the Diadochi[edit]

Shortly after the game starts, the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom will receive an event to make an ultimatum against Flag of Macedon Macedon, demanding they retreat from their remaining holdings in Greece. If war breaks out, after a few months Flag of Egypt Egypt and then the Flag of Seleukid Empire Seleukid Empire may join the fray and demand territorial concessions or go to war; some months after that, Thrace will also receive an event that will let it join the fray and directly declare war on the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonids or present an ultimatum to cede the border regions of Asia and Bithynia in exchange for a truce. All of these wars use the Legacy of Alexander wargoal, which drastically increases the stakes of winning or losing the war.

The Antigonid Cause Wavers[edit]

Main article: The Antigonid Cause Wavers

When Antigonos I Monophthalmos, the starting ruler of the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom, dies, their empire will disintegrate if they have not managed to conquer Korinthos (418) from Flag of Macedon Macedon or have failed to maintained control over a number of key cities scattered across their vast Asian territories. Any ongoing wars against the other Diadochi will end and governors and subjects across the Antigonid realm will begin to defect from the Antigonid cause, forcing the Antigonids to choose between retreating from Asia and maintaining control over their coastal subjects and possessions with their powerful fleet, or abandoning their pretensions to the west to save the Asian core of the kingdom.

Once the event triggers, Thrace (if it still exists) will seize control over Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid territories in Bithynia and northern Asia, as well as gaining Flag of Sardis Sardis (or rarely Flag of Pergamon Pergamon) as a satrapy over the rest of Asia. If the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonids decide free to Greece and abandon Asia as historically, Thrace will additionally gain Flag of Phrygia (Satrapy) Phrygia as a satrapy controlling most of the former Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Phrygia. Depending on which choice is made, the other Diadochi will take over similarly large portions of their former empire as well.

Amastris marriage events[edit]

A few years into the game, Lysimachus will receive an event allowing him to propose his historical marriage to Amastris, the queen of Flag of Heraclea Pontica Heraclea Pontica. He can then choose to extend the offer, which if accepted will have Amastris will leave Flag of Heraclea Pontica Heraclea Pontica to her heir and join Lysimachus in Thrace who will extend a guarantee to her old kingdom, or get claims on the area to extend Thrace's influence more aggressively.

If the Heirs of Alexander DLC is enabled, this event is instead triggered by a task of the Crossing the Hellespont mission tree.

Pergamon events[edit]

If Flag of Pergamon Pergamon is released from the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom as the result of the The Antigonid Cause Wavers event and Lysimachus is still alive, Thrace will get an event to either offer tributary status to the newly released country or get claims on the bordering provinces, representing Thrace's historical expansion into the area. Flag of Pergamon Pergamon can also be released as a client state if Thrace manages to conquer much of Asia from Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom.

Odrysia events[edit]

Main articles: Thracian events, The Paper Kingdom mission events

If the Heirs of Alexander DLC is not enabled, in the early part of the game Thrace will get an event allowing it to choose how to deal with Flag of Odrysia Odrysia, with choices including declaring war to directly annex it, seizing several neighbouring territories, and forcibly converting it into a client state. This is useful as Flag of Odrysia Odrysia beings as a tribal vassal, which cannot be integrated or annexed without breaking the subject relationship altogether.

With the Heirs of Alexander DLC, Odrysia will instead get periodic events to revolt if Flag of Thrace Thrace is distracted in another war, with special opportunities to offer peace and return to status quo if the war is not going well. As long as Odrysia remains a subject of Flag of Thrace Thrace, however, it well continue to get opportunities for these revolts until Flag of Thrace Thrace manages to appease or decisively defeat the Odrysians through the tasks of the unique Flag of Thrace Thracian mission tree The Paper Kingdom.

Pontic revolt events[edit]

Main article: A New Philhellenic Policy mission events

If the Heirs of Alexander DLC is enabled, the other Diadochi will get events to sponsor revolts among Flag of Thrace Thrace's feudatory subjects on the coast of the Pontic sea if they are at war. Up to three of the city states may be contacted, and if they accept they will band together to declare a war of independence against Flag of Thrace Thrace, reflecting the historical revolt of the Pontic Pentapolis during the early part of Lysimachus's reign. This can happen up to once every 7 years, unless the cities are appeased or annexed through Flag of Thrace Thrace's unique A New Philhellenic Policy mission tree.

Antipatrid Crisis[edit]

Main article: Macedonian events

A few years into the game, Kassandros of Flag of Macedon Macedon and then his heir Philippos IV will fall significantly ill, forcing a succession crisis once the basileus and the primary heir die that may ensue in Civil war.png civil war. If civil war does break out and the Antigonids had previously fled to Greece, the Antigonids will be approached by the leader of the Flag of Macedonian Revolt Macedonian Revolt for assistance, which can result in an alliance or a betrayal with the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonids annexing all of the claimant's lands. If this happens, the other claimant may either declare war or turn to Flag of Thrace Thrace for assistance, who will be given a similar choice of either intervening against the Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom or betraying the other claimant and annexing their lands in turn.

Decisions[edit]

As a Hellenistic culture group monarchy, Thrace has access to the decision to reform the Flag of Hellenistic Empire Hellenistic 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 Hellenistic Empire Hellenistic Empire
  • Has at least 1 territory
  • Country is in the Hellenistic culture group
  • Is a monarchy
  • Is not Flag of Hellenistic Empire Hellenistic Empire
  • Is not AI-controlled or has more than 40 territories
Allow
  • Flag of Hellenistic Empire Hellenistic 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)
    • Athenai (416)
    • Lysimacheia (350)
    • Sardeis (292)
    • Alexandreia (516)
    • Memphis (500)
    • Gaza (659)
    • Tyros (743)
    • Antigoneia (790)
    • Ammoneion (5537)
    • Babylon (918)
    • Seleukeia Megale (911)
    • Persepolis (4799)
    • Ekbatana (1595)
    • 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
    • Local pop promotion speed.png +2 Pop Promotion Speed
    • Integrated culture happiness +10% Integrated Culture Happiness
  • If the government type is not Empire or Imperial Cult, set the country's government to Empire
  • If the country was originally a republic:
    • If the country originally had the Enact law cost modifier.png Provisioning Act or Enact law cost modifier.png Punic Reforms law, enact the Enact law cost modifier.png Royal Guard law
    • Otherwise, if the country originally had the Enact law cost modifier.png Military Modernization or Enact law cost modifier.png Marian Reform law, enact the Enact law cost modifier.png Royal Army law
  • Get the modifier Argead Unification until the end of the game, giving:
    • Unintegrated culture group happiness +6% Unintegrated Culture Group Happiness
    • Land morale.png +5% Morale of Armies
    • Diplomatic reputation.png +2 Diplomatic Reputation
    • Freeman happiness +8% National Freeman Happiness
  • Get Province investment 5 free province investments
  • Current country becomes Flag of Hellenistic Empire Hellenistic Empire
  • If the current ruler has the Blood of the Argeads Blood of the Argeads trait, set the country's name to 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 et Paphlagonia, Cappadocia Taurica, Phrygia, Cilicia, Asia, Greece, Palestine, Gandhara, Lower Egypt, Upper Egypt, Macedonia, and Thrace
  • If the country is Flag of Antigonid Kingdom Antigonid Kingdom, 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

Diplomacy[edit]

Like all of the other Diadochi, Thrace begins with a number of Vassalized.png subject states to the north of its core territory, still relatively unaccepting of Lysimachid suzerainty and prone to revolt:

Pantheon[edit]

Thrace starts with the following pantheon:

  • War: Heracles
  • Economy: Derzelas
  • Culture: Zeus
  • Fertility: Dionysus

Population[edit]

Thrace has a Population.png population of 236 spread over its Local.png 26 territories, Propontic Hellenic pops along the southern coast making up around half of the population with a smaller proportion of Macedonian Hellenic pops scattered there as well. The less settled northern and inland provinces are instead predominantly Odrysian and Getian (in the Dacian culture group), split between Hellenic and Zalmoxian and comprising some 40% of the population. While Odrysian is an unintegrated culture at the beginning of the game, it can be rapidly integrated in 90 days by completing the Land of the Thracians task in the unique Thracian mission tree The Paper Kingdom if Heirs of Alexander is enabled.

The population type breakdown is listed below:

  • Pop noble.png 4 Nobles
  • Citizens 38 Citizens
  • Freemen 91 Freemen
  • Tribesmen 44 Tribesmen
  • Slaves 59 Slaves

Cultural privileges[edit]

  • Propontic (Hellenistic) - Integrated.png Integrated culture, Citizens Citizen rights

Strategy[edit]

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Achievements[edit]

No More Worlds Left to Conquer icon
No More Worlds Left to Conquer
Reform Alexander's Empire as a successor state.
Gazophylax This! icon
Gazophylax This!
As Thrace, kill the ruler of the Antigonid Kingdom, by completing the "Poetic Justice" mission task.
On the Measure of the Earth icon
On the Measure of the Earth
As any Greek nation, build Towers in Omboi and Alexandria.