Justinian I's Chariot Wheel
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Justinian I (Nika Riots)


Chariot Wheel


Releases a steady wave of energy that causes those caught in the field to instantly start fighting.


Creates riots that point towards the owner of the wheel.



Collected by

Joeseph Barlett and Pete Lattimer







Date of Collection

July 15th, 2013


Origin[edit | edit source]

Justinian was the byzantine emperor that was emperor during the time of the Nika Riots that took place over the course of a week in Constantinople in AD 532. It was the most violent riot in the history of Constantinople, with nearly half the city being burned or destroyed and tens of thousands of people killed.

On January 13, 532 a tense and angry populace arrived at the Hippodrome for the races. The Hippodrome was next to the palace complex and thus Justinian could watch from the safety of his box in the palace and preside over the races. From the start the crowd had been hurling insults at Justinian. By the end of the day, at race 22, the partisan chants had changed from "Blue" or "Green" to a unified Nίκα ("Nika", meaning "Win!" or "Conquer!"), and the crowds broke out and began to assault the palace. For the next five days the palace was under virtual siege.

Effects[edit | edit source]

Spinning the wheel causes a wave of energy to roll off of it and cause people hit by it to instantly start fighting. Causes massive riots towards the owner of the wheel.

Collection[edit | edit source]

Joe Barlett and Pete Lattimer collected this artifact from a vineyard in Versailles, Illinois after a stable boy installed it with the horse carriage of Douglas Klingenberg after he refused to let his daughter date Alan Mohr, the stable boy. Douglas had plans to attend a party in his honor, but this was thwarted by the wheel, causing everyone to start fighting and almost killed him if it wasn't for Joe and Pete neutrilizing the wheel just in time.

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