Mella Constantine is the daughter of two Italian nobles from the city of Constantinople making her a noble of Consatntinople before her marriage brought her into the royal family of House Constantine. Mella Consantine, would be married to Julian Constantine III. and throughout their marriage they have constantly been very much in love and despite the fact that their children are quite devided the two never wavored in their love for eachother.
Mella Constantine would be on a royal visit to the Greek lands of the west when the Turkish Night of Tears came about and returning following news of it happening she came home to find her family completely divided and her husband on his death bed. Mella would be unwilling to take a side against her son Antonio Constantine and this led to her becoming withdrawn from the political disaster that was the rise of the Sons of Constantine followingt the Turkish Night of Tears and thus during the two years following the massacre and the death of her husband she remained basically within the Palace caring for her husband. Mella Constantine would remain in Constantinople following the rise of her son Antonio to the Emperor of Byzantine, but following the marriage of her daughter to a Greek Noble she would accompany her daughter to Greece where she took up residence with her daughter.
Turkish Night of Tears
| The Turkish Night of Tears|
You Children of Constantine are not freedom fighters. Your just monsters. Uneducated Monsters.
One of the moments that the Sons of Constantine had been waiting for in order to move forward on their plans was the departure of several prominent Generals in Constantinople of whom were very loyal to the Emperor, but through manipulation they were sent alongside Mella Constantine when she traveled to Greece on official business. It would be Antonio Constantine IV. who would travel through the Palace Grounds of House Constantine accompanied by his friends Theodosius Leonid,and Phocus Justinian of whom together with several knights of the Sons of Constantine arrive in the Gardens north of the Palace where they meet with David Bagrationi the Georgian King of whom has come to assist in the Turkish Night of Tears. Joining up with the rest of the Sons of Constantine command structure they begin lighting fires at the peaks of prominent buildings including the Hagia Sophia where the Orthodox Priests there side with the Sons of Constantine for the massacre to follow. Personally leading the Georgian troops alongside his friend David they go to the estate of House Saglik a prominent Turkish household he joins his forces in going house to house at the estate anihilating the noble family. As he leads the Sons of Constantine in a city wide attack on the Turks leading to the Night of Turkish Tears the killing continues throughout the night with only the screams and brutality of it alerting the non-Sons of Constantine Guards of whom alert the Emperor of Byzantine in the form of Julian Constantine III. of whom intervenes stopping the massacre from being complete. Tony is brought before his father and the entire Court of Constantinople where he is forced to anwser for his actions, but instead of apologizing or make excuses for what happened he plays to the crowd and gains influence amongst the court by continueing to argue for the killing of the Turks. When several Turks of the court (most noteably Akkin Ilhan of whom would yell out at Tony causing Tony's father to end the meeting.) would react angrily to this the fighting in the court begin eventually leading to the end of the meeting and Tony becoming the most popular member of the Italian Nationalist movement in Constantinople.
Killing of Toygar Ilhan
It was days following the confrontation at the Imperial Senate when Antonio finally returned to the Imperial Palace and upon his arrival he found his father was extremely sick, but refusing to see him she was confronted by his two sisters of whom verbally attacked him for his racism. During this argument his sister Theodora Constantine would reveal to her brother that she was romantic with Toygar Ilhan of which led to him storming out of the Palace Grounds and then accompanied by several Palace Guards, and several of his close friends he went to the Turkish Market where he would find Toygar Ilhan working one of his fathers stores. Confronting Toygar on this there was little conversation as once Toygar admitted to the relationship it would be Antonio of whom would kill Toygar decapitating him in front of his mother and then leaving him dead in the street, and this caused fighting at the market which led to the deaths of nearly a dozen people in the market as they were cut down by the Palace Guard trying to protect the heir. Fighting there way out killed well over a dozen more but they got out of the Turkish market where fighting then broke out between the Turkish people following Antonio and Visigothic citizens who begin fighting in the streets. The fighting would burn down much of the western section of the Turkish Market and killed hundreds by its end, with the army of Constantinople forced to move in and seperate the two rioting factions.
The rioting went on for three days with even the Constantinople army unable to stop it from spreading, and during this time the now increasingly popular Sons of Constantine were responsible for nearly a thousand more deaths just on their own with the rioting killing twice that number of citizens with Turks bearing the supreme brunt of these deaths.
Withdrawal from Politics
Mella would be unwilling to take a side against her son Antonio Constantine and this led to her becoming withdrawn from the political disaster that was the rise of the Sons of Constantine following the Turkish Night of Tears and thus during the two years following the massacre and the death of her husband she remained basically within the Palace caring for her husband.
Mella Constantine would remain in Constantinople following the rise of her son Antonio to the Emperor of Byzantine, but following the marriage of her daughter to a Greek Noble she would accompany her daughter to Greece where she took up residence with her daughter.