General Information Edit

Athens The Duchy of Athens or simply known as Athens, is a duchy that was formed after crusaders successfully sieged the city of Athens from Byzantium Byzantium in 1205. Athens is playable from 1205 to 1312; from 1388 to 1395, and from 1402 to 1458. In 1458, Athens is annexed by the Ottomans Ottomans.

See also: Ottomans Ottomans, Byzantium Byzantium, Aragon Aragon, Venice Venice, Jerusalem Jerusalem, Antioch Antioch, Cyprus Cyprus, Armenia Armenia, Latin Empire Latin Empire, Achaea Achaea, Edessa Edessa, Tripoli (Crusader State) Tripoli

Strategy Edit


Form France French Nation (1205-1312)Edit


Upon Enactment:

  • Country changes to France France
  • France gains permanent claim on the regions of Gallia, Aquitania, and Occitania.
  • Set government rank to Kingdom Kingdom, if not higher tier.
  • If an Holy Roman Empire HRE member and not an elector or emperor, all own provinces are removed from the Empire.
  • Gain 28px-Prestige25 Prestige.
  • Gain country modifier Increased Centralization for 20 years:
    • -0.05 28px-Autonomy Monthly Autonomy Change
    • +1 28px-National unrest National Unrest

Form Italy Italian Nation (1388-1395, 1402-1458)Edit


Upon Enactment:

  • Country Changes to Italy Italy
  • Set government rank to Kingdom Kingdom if Duchy Duchy.
  • If an Holy Roman Empire HRE member and not an elector or emperor
    • Leave the HRE Icon HRE
    • Emperor receives event Italy breaks out of the Empire.
    • Emperor receives the opinion modifier Left the Holy Roman Empire towards Italy, worth -150 opinion.
  • Gain 28px-Prestige25 Prestige
  • Gain a permanent claim on the Italian Region
  • Get the event New Traditions & Ambitions.

Athenian Ideas and Traditions Edit


  1. +10% Fort Defense
  2. +4 Tolerance of Heretics


  1. Dominus Athenarum: +1 Yearly Legitimacy
  2. Athenian Openness: -15% Accepted Culture Threshold
  3. Athenian Pragmatism: +1 Diplomatic Reputation
  4. Revive the Latin Greece: +1 Yearly Prestige
  5. Latin Contracts: -1 National Unrest
  6. Preserve Archbishop of Athens: +1% Missionary Strength
  7. Athenian Army Reform: +5% Infantry Combat Ability & +5% Artillery Combat Ability


  1. +10% Morale of Armies