Alternative History

Timeline: Orbis Romanum

Ultra-Golden Age

The Ultra-Golden Age began at Emperor Fadratama's death. More cities were built, and resources became very plentiful. Art and mosaics became super lavish, and alchemy was discovered. As trade and economy increased, and many merchandise ports were built. Technology and inventions had improved. The first patriarch was formed, and the army and navy improved, fast! New methods of building were discovered. Literature became more popular, and bookmaking advanced. Recreation became more advanced and popular. The empire later turned into a rich land by these events. How did this all happen, well let us find out!

Starting form plentiful resources, emperors had made the empire filled with great magnificence. Starting from plentiful resources, the Romans had great supplies of everything. Rich lumber were made in timber farms, when ash magically turn into lumber. Rich timber helps people to build navies, buildings, and great firewood. Timber is very plentiful and supplies well. Food, another resource, had grown rapidly. New food from Asia, Africa, and the Americas crave unknown to the Romans, but can make great recipes. Corn, tomatoes, and other vegetables created great recipes. People later knew how to make cheese and butter which helped advanced in diet. There were more farms than are cities, and they carry food to supply the entire empire. Food was also used to give to the poor as well as money. Seafood had got advanced ways of catching it. Livestock became more healthy from diseases, and food was a lot plentiful. Stone, gems, precious metals, and gold, what do they have in common? Well, you guessed it! There are good building materials, and are very precious. Let us start with stone. Stone are divided to granite, marble, and limestone. This beauty of it is used to build rich houses, villas, baths, and other public buildings. Even concrete is stone, you know why? It helps create massive and humongous buildings. Concrete is mixed by cement, sand, water, and broken stone. gems and gold are next. They are super rich. Gems help decorate the buildings and later became a popular building material, but most of them were enlarged by making wishes from the Fountain of Youth. Gold and other precious metals are popular and extremely rich. It helped the Romans make coins, create treasures, decorate rich buildings, and make wealth. With a lot of treasures, the empire was rich.

More cities were built in this age, creating new ports that are centers of trading, cities and towns that Romans could live there. Every city includes a forum, marketplace, schools, universities, libraries, churches, senate house, theaters, amphitheaters, many baths, and circus. Marketplaces were huge and sometimes had a sqouq, a roof over a market street. Baths were common inside and so are food and money handout offices even cities although they are all farms. The Romans loved to create cities beyond their imagination. Architects were also common, they created cities that are very special. The largest city was Atlantis, but there were also largest cities. The second largest city, called Constantinople, is an advanced port , but half the size of Atlantis. the third largest city in the world, Alexandria, is a place for learning, shipbuilding, and seafood producing. The forth largest city, Athens, was another place of learning. Finally, the fifth largest city, Londinium, was military area for training some of the world's largest armies. Later, no more cities were built and population rising stopped.

Art and mosaics became super lavish and more lifelike. Mosaics were later decorated with more precious stones and became more realistic. Silver and gold dust is spread all over the mosaic, making it glitter more. Some mosaics were put into fountains to make them look pretty. They were found in many buildings, even in apartments where poor people live. Art has also changed as well. After discovering the human body, art started to look more graceful and realistic. Painting in buildings looked more lifelike and many Romans could think they are in a new world. Statues are showing to have muscles and veins, and Romans loved great art.

Alchemy, next started. like real history alchemy, scientists tried to turn metal into gold and other precious metals. Some believed they could create medicines to cure all diseases, and give special powers. Unfortunately, no one could find a potion to give special powers, but they did find potions to turn metals into precious ones, and a potion to cure all diseases. In 234 A.D., a famous scientist, named Batanaho, invented many scientific machines, but never found a way to turn metals into precious ones, but did find a potion to cure all diseases. He called it Radifus Dalato, meaning great cure. Another famous scientist, named Nero, invented a liquid to turn metals to all kinds of metals to precious ones. the instructions to get what you wanted is to say which precious metal (including gems) you want, otherwise it'll go to random. Nero invented another liquid to supply mines forever. this was tried with all mines, and it did.

Trade and economy increased, and ports were sometimes over crowded, so emperor decided to build some for other merchants to trade at. the famous port, called Calafornus, in San Francisco Bay, was a large port where everything in the Roman produce list is produced at (also Rome). It has buildings that are on water, and the city covers around the entire bay. the ports were always filled with ships, and there are many canals and waterways where ships could go through. There were more merchants and other rich people than are poor people. A famous lighthouse, called the San Fransica, is a tall lighthouse that has 10 levels that guides ships more better. The streets are filled with shoppers and the most famous market there is called Cladaus's market, named after the architect who built it. It has 20 levels. The first level are vegetables, fruits, and flowers, next, the next floor has oil and wine, then, the third floor is pepper and spice market, next, the fourth floor there are offices with a main hall for food and money handouts. The fifth floor, here is a seafood market served by two aqueducts bringing in fresh and saltwater. The sixth floor are slaves. The seventh floor is a sweet market. the eighth floor is a meat market. The ninth floor is a dairy market. The tenth floor are souvenirs luxuries items. The eleventh floor is a clothing store with barber shops. The 12th floor is a silk market. the 13th floor is a collecting shop, where you can get super-precious items and make collections of it. The fourteenth floor is a pottery market. The fifteenth is a bath area. the sixteenth is a theater. The seventeenth floor is a church. The eighteenth floor is a artifact shop. The nineteenth floor is a library. the 20th floor was a outdoor area, which is a restaurant. other architects had planned brilliant shops and markets to be declared famous. Their tombs are at the basement.

Technology and inventions had improved, giving an easier life to the people of the empire. An inventor, named Julia, had invented a type carriage on an elephant with a table and some soft seats. It helped people on it ride it more comfortable. Another inventor, named Alexia, discovered a iron plow, which could plow more better than their original plows, so thing could be done faster. An inventor, named Pious, built a special water clock and gyroscope that could help tell time. Raua, an expert on agriculture, designed the longblock, to help unclog canals. This help get back water. An inventor, named Optimus, invented a new type of architecture, named the Ranaya, which is a line of vaults equally together. It decorated many villas more better. Another inventor, named Lugosia, invented a knew type of shield. Made out of iron and leather, it is strong enough to resist attacks. An inventor named Sparagos, invented a type of pick axe called biaxe, which could mine rock faster.

When Anasaphat became emperor, he decided that nuns were allowed to be priestess as well. Also, he thinks that the Orthodox Church needs a leader. he called it a Patriarch. He chose the first Patriarch, called Athenagonasa. A patriarch lives in a luxury, he also could retire and set up a knew one. the rule for a patriarch had to be a Jew. Jews were holy enough he believed to be a patriarch. To be one, you must have a shaggy white beard. The Romans and the patriarch together believed their emperors were chosen by God and alone, he had the right to rule. Orthodox Jews were sent altogether to Rome in 1503. Although the Jews can practice their religion, some of them had to be chosen a patriarch. Patriarchs from now on, are the leaders of the Orthodox church.

The enemies feared the Roman army and navy, but during the Ultra-Golden Age, the entire superpower, was improved. The Roman navy was changed. it became the style of medieval warships, but held booby traps to enemies. To roam it, a ram inside the ship was moved the damage the sip. It even had a lot of trechbuckets and catapults that could fire on the ships with heated shots. To form a bridge, planks were shot out fast, so Roman soldiers could cross it. The types of warships were caravel, galleon, frigate, elite fire ships, and sea galleys. The Roman army was also changed. Besides the Roman soldiers, it also included Spanish-style knights. Boneguards were the most elite of all soldiers. They have a sword and a bow and arrows. It is very advanced. Roman soldiers also changed. Their armor covers their cloth, and their helmet could close for better protection. They even had crosses, the symbol of Christianity, as well as the eagle and lion, made the soldiers powerful and faithful.

Many new methods of building were discovered. In 432 A.D., a special crane, called Ambleufea, can supply building materials and run by slaves, it carries it and moves with wheels to its place. In 447 A.D., a method of building was discovered. A scientist named Jandalsaias invented the carving saw, which helped carve things much more neater. A special kind of hammer, called a jackaxe, helped people fasten things together easier.

Literature became more popular and so did advancing bookmaking! The Romans are skilled storytellers and more libraries were built. the famous and largest of them all is the Library of Hispania, which has Greek, Latin, Phoenician, and other languages of books. Hispania is Spain and Portugal, and is in the city of Toldalaciaos. The library even has a dining area, a garden, and a monastery area and a church with a library of Bibles. It was built by Tiberiaias. Bookmaking advanced as learning not how to make paper from the method of Egypt, but also China. Like Egypt, China can also make paper by miking silk fibers, hemp, bamboo, straw, and seaweed. When the Romans invaded China, they adopted this method of making paper. After their invasion of Egypt, they adopted this method as well. Bookmaking became more better when most Romans invented books, like scrolls. The scrolls also advanced. Some of them became twice as thick than the Torah, to the size of four scrolls. Pictures became more beautiful and lifelike, and literature became better. books and scrolls are starting to have precious decorations on them. Soon, it was very famous.

Recreation started to advance and get more popular. Chariot races are starting to have horse battles. These were events when charioteers fight African animals or fight themselves. Drama and plays become more exciting. In holy days, many plays were held a the one that is the best, the actors, actresses, and the starter of the play is rewarded with gold. New recreation games in amphitheaters started to get more popular. the arenas were flooded in sea battles were more common. Food is served the the amphitheaters, circuses, and theaters. the Olympic games, however, no longer serve to their god, Jupiter. Instead, it is done for fun and many foot races became more popular. Other emperors and empresses started to add more greatness to these recreation games. Many board games were invented, and people can have fun whatever they wanted!

The story of the Ultra-Golden Age ends here, but it still went on. It's here today.