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A tale that is almost too fantastic to tell about.
Posted by templarnordbyzantine on Aug 12th, 2013
Now you might expect me to start talking about the Byzantines successes with Diplomacy, this is partly true, but not what I'm mainly talking about. A Bishop on a diplomatic journey upon reaching Constantinople was summoned into the Byzantine throne Room, (such an audience was rare.) What was inside was beyond words. There was A golden tree with many unmoving golden birds chirping to a tune, when he approached the throne the brass lions atop the steps began to, (in a robotic fashion,) paw the ground and wag their tails. When he reached the throne he could see that the Emperor was on his throne which was on on a circular pedestal. The Bishop was told to bow before the Emperor, when he looked again, the pedestal was higher then before, he repeated this once again seeing it was higher then before. They asked him to bow again, when he arose, the Emperor and his throne were almost to the ceiling. Can you imagine what effect this ceremony would have on a barbarian chieftain? He would immediately swear allegiance to this Empire of marvels.
What do you guys think about it?