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"The Tower knows...the Tower sees."

King of Kings, Ruling over Rulers by DarthImperius is a Harry Potter fanfic. In this Alternate Universe story, Harry discovers that his mother was actually a muggle-wizard royal who descended from the last Roman Emperor, Constantine XI. However, as he becomes the new ruler of the ancient empire, he also discovers that there is something far more sinister at work…

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The original version of the story was abandoned, and a new version is being written by the same author.

King of Kings, Ruling over Rulers provides examples of:

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    Original version 
  • Alternate Universe Fic: Harry is now the Roman (Byzantine) Emperor.
  • Apocalypse How: The ninth universe suffered one of Class X-4 during the First War in Heaven.
  • Awesome Moment of Crowning: Harry’s coronation involved entering Constantinople though the Golden Gate, initiating the ceremonial procession with several cavalry squadrons following him as he ascended the main street of Constantinople, before entering the Imperial District of the city and being crowned both Emperor of the Romans and Russian Emperor in the Palace of Ceremonies. Not to mention that the streets were crowded with wizards from all over the world.
  • Big Bad: Erimos, the Perennial of Desolation, is this.
  • Bigger Bad: Purity, the Perennial of Purity, whose awakening is causing the dimensional walls to collapse, leading to the impending release of the renegades from Tartarus.
  • Divine Conflict: The First War in Heaven, in which the Eternal Court was challenged by a group of renegades. The renegades failed and were imprisoned in Tartarus. And now with their impending release, there is a threat of a Second War in Heaven as well.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The true form of a Perennial is unknown to all, and the forms some choose to take are implied to be this.
  • God in Human Form: : Harry, like the previous Roman Emperors, is the current primordial embodiment of magic.
  • The Emperor: Harry is one, but not of the evil kind.
  • Make It Look Like an Accident: It is mentioned that after the daughter of Godric Gryffindor married the heir to the Potter line and the two had a son, the male heir of the Gryffindor line suffered a "mysterious accident". The result was the fusion of the two houses after Godric's death.
  • Names to Run Away from Really Fast: Erimos, whose name is a corruption of the Greek word for desolation.
  • Original Character: There are some of these in the story. The Imperial Council is an example.
  • Our Gods Are Different: The Perennials are a race of beings where each one is an embodiment of an aspect of reality.
  • Year Inside, Hour Outside: The Time-Compression Chamber inside the Great Palace in Constantinople allows the user to do this.

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  • A Child Shall Lead Them: Harry was acclaimed as King of Portugal a few days after finishing his fourth year at Hogwarts.
  • Alternate Universe Fic: Much like in the original fic, Harry is the heir to the Roman and Russian Empires and the Kingdom of Portugal.
  • Arc Words: "The Tower knows, the Tower sees."
  • Ancient Tomb: Several cities of the Atlantean Empire have these in the necropolis districts.
    • The Graveyard (the second Great Sphere of Reality) serves as this to all the universes which have died, being composed of several locations from said universes.
      • It was first used as the place where the Perennials entombed the Twelfth One after they killed him. The universes came after that.
  • Arranged Marriage: Harry married a Prussian princess due to a contract made by their parents when they were still babies.
  • Crossover: While not a true crossover, the story borrows elements from the Tomb Raider series.
  • Divine Conflict: The Protomachy, also known as the Great War in Heaven, was the very first major conflict to happen in all of creation, and it began when an entity known as Ayavan began to wreck havoc on the timeline by consuming the personal timelines of several humans.
  • Eldritch Abomination: All the Perennials are this, their minds mostly sterile in the creativity department and not possessing an single drop of morality as well. Some also take forms which are capable of incinerating a mortal's mind just by looking at them, such as Chronos.
  • Fantasy Pantheon: The Perennial cults have these. It is mentioned that the most prevalent of them (known as the Aenean Orthodox Church), has a main pantheon and minor ones.
  • Genius Loci: The universe is in fact a dream of Aernus, the primordial embodiment of unity, and the place where all other true concepts converge, giving form to the dream.
  • Hegemonic Empire: The magical Roman Empire became this over the years. While the leader is still an Emperor with absolute power, the nations and states that are part of it possess a certain degree of independence.
  • Illegal Religion: While in the Roman Empire any muggle religion is unofficially illegal, in the territories controlled by the International Confederation of Wizards it is the Perennial cults which are (officially) illegal due to Dumbledore's meddling.
  • Lost Orphaned Royalty: Having been kidnapped by Dumbledore, Harry is one of these, considering that only a decade later he learned the truth about his parents (not that anyone else in Britain knew though).
  • Overly Long Name: Due to the old tradition of royal families to stack up names, plus the old tradition of Eastern Roman dynasties to add the names of other prestigious families to their own, when Harry Potter was born (in a matrilineal marriage, therefore he lacks the Potter in his name despite being James's son), his full name became Hadrian Maria Alexander James Philip Charlus Manuel Michael Gabriel Raphael Gonzaga Francisco de Assis Eugenio Doukas Angelos Komnenos Palaiologos von Habsburg and Anemas.
  • Reality-Breaking Paradox: The ritual in which the sovereign of Atlantis attempted to fully become Aernus (the primordial incarnation of unity) went wrong due to a small accident, and the result was that for three days, reality itself became shattered before it repaired itself with unfortunate results (such as the Fall of Atlantis).
  • The Precursors: The Atlanteans serve as this for all the major cultures on Earth. It is common belief that upon the destruction of their empire, the remnants gave birth to the Hellenic, Egyptian and Inca civilizations. In truth, the Atlantean Empire has been defunct for more than four million years, and its destruction gave rise to the second pre-historic age.
  • The Church: The Aenean Orthodox Church serves as this, being the unofficial state religion of the Roman Empire.
    • The Edict of Constantinople turned Aeneanism into the state religion.
  • The Magocracy: Every single state and nation in the wizard community is one of these.
  • The Old Gods: The deities of main pantheon of the Aenean belief are basically this.
  • The Theocracy: The magical Roman Empire is described as an "autocratic and theocratic monarchy".
  • Underground City: The capital of the magical Roman Empire, Constantinople, is an near-exact copy of the muggle version of the city, but built underground in a massive cavern that spawns the entire region of the Bosphorus, and the very geography of the location is the same as the one on the surface.
    • It is revealed that most Atlantean cities were built underground, and some were later rebuilt by wizards such as the one under St. Petersburg.
  • Void Between the Worlds: The third and last great sphere of creation, where the Universe and all the other planes of existence are is both known as the Great Void and the Howling Halls.
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Harry pretty much starts to become one of these, considering what he says regarding the future of the Roman Empire ( and by consequence the entire Wizarding world).
    Harry: New laws must be made to ensure our survival, not only in the literal sense, but also our cultural and religious survival. The growing cancer that threatens our society must be…exterminated, by all means necessary. These things I learned, not only from study but from understanding of how the world works. If I am, or if I will be the mortal incarnation of the one who embodies unity, then I cannot allow neither the Empire, nor the entire Wizarding world to stand divided. Unity must be achieved, and I intend to see it done before my life ends.

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