Canister of Greek Fire
Bronze byzatine amphora


Byzantine Empire


Ancient Liquid Based Incendiary Device


When the liquid is burnt, it creates a sentient like fire that's prime objective is to spread fire and burn things to ashes.


Fire constantly tries to avoid being extinguished.


Lighting on fire.

Collected by

Warehouse 8


Adamson-Ressler 3938





Date of Collection

Warehouse 8



Originally developed by The Eastern Roman Empire's army by Greek scientists experimenting in incendiary devices in 500 A.D. Around this time, they developed Greek Fire, a incendiary liquid that could bring down enemy defenses in no time. Testing it on two dozen warships, the incendiary liquid worked so well that it reduced every ship to ashes before the fire was snuffed out by the sea water. Seeing the great potential it had in Sieges, it was mass produced for the Byzantine Army for warfare against its enemies.

However during the Nika riots, Justinian I ordered the use of Greek Fire against the rioters in a attempt to push them back from his palace. However, when the soldiers tried to put out the fire, the fire would move away and any attempts were in vain as it traveled throughout Constantinople. The Fire spread throughout half the city before Warehouse 5 intervened and sectioned off the city, then using an artifact filling it with seawater until the fire was snuffed out.

After the Nika riots, Greek fire was used solely for marine use only, on incoming ships that posed a threat or even whole fleets. Until the last canister was transferred to Warehouse 8 a hundred years before the fall of the Byzantine Empire.


When not lit, the liquid has a slight greenish glow when inert, when lit the liquid produces a bright orange flame that seems to move and jerk around. The flame starts to look for the closest flammable object to engulf in flame, spreading out to keep engulfing everything in flame. The flame appears to be sentient or to a degree aware as it constantly avoids being put out, whether its water, flame retardant or fire extinguishers.


This lone sealed amphora was Collected by Warehouse 8 regents from the Byzantine Empire around 1300 A.D.

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