| Agent of Byzantium |
POD: c. AD 583
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
Isaac Kabasilas was a large, comfortable man with a large, comfortable belly. In 1315 he was Arkadios' chief deputy in Ispania when the Franco-Saxons began a successful offensive into the Empire. While Arkadios took to the field with his army, Kabasilas remained behind in New Carthage to continue to administer the province.
One day Kabasilas was approached by a garum trader named Basil Argyros. Impatiently, he asked what he wanted as his own assistant was quite capable of dealing with such minor matters of trade. Amused, Argyros presented Kabasilas with a sealed envelop. On opening it, Kabasilas discovered that Argyros, garum merchant was in fact a Magistrianos of the Emperor.
With all condescension gone from his voice, Kabasilas asked what he could do to assist Argyros. The magistrianos asked about the recent successes of the Franco-Saxons to which Kabasilas gave what little information he had, including that they appeared to be in league with Satan. When Argyros expressed scepticism, he reiterated that traders who had escaped from the recent fall of Tarrago reported seeing great red demons ripping open the gates.
Argyros asked where these merchants could be found as he wanted to question them himself. Kabasilas directed him to Ioan's Innand sent him on his way.