“Belisarius Defiant”

"Belisarius Defiant"There’s only one legitimate authority in this system

Definition/Summary:

Flavius Belisarius: Justinian/General

  • Reclaimed Rome from Vandals and Goths with only a small army & fleet of ships
    Wanted all territories under 1 rule
  • Hailed as a hero by his people and Justinian he was awarded the highest Roman honor known as a “Triumph” and it was the last ever seen

Expanded info:

  • His will was unconquered and even won many battles when all hope was lost. His strategic mind and ability to lead small armies rivaled all. Hailed as a hero by his people and Justinian he was awarded the highest honor known as a “Triumph” and it was the last ever given by the Roman empire
  • During celebration Belisarius stood before the emperor along side the defeated Vandal Lord Gelimer in presentation to the masses. The Vandal king was overheard saying “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity”, which can be perceived as foreshadowing the fall of the once mighty empire.

Add/Misc:

  • Belisarius had only 7500 men, when he sailed out for the island of Sicily. He readied his fleet secretly while Justinian sowed discourse amongst his enemies. Justinian often ruled mightiest within the political groups, manipulating them and leaving them venerable to the fierce attacks of his loyal general.

List of achievements and victories

  • Destroyed Nika riots
  • Victory over Vandals in Libya
  • Justinian’s Triumph in Constantinople
  • Is given consuls trip reward and captures Sicily
  • Invaded Italy captures Naples and Rome
  • Relieves Gothic siege and relieves Gothic kingship
  • Recaptures Rome from Goths
  • Becomes Commander of Imperial bodyguard
  • Defends Constantinople against Bulgars