Nikephoritzes collected his treasure at the monastery of Hebdomon, promising to make it an imperial palace

Nikephoritzes requested the grant of the monastery of Hebdomon, then endowed it with many estates and abundant income, exploiting the gullibility of Michael VII. It was to be the centre of his many properties. He claimed that it would in the end become a sumptious imperial residence for Michael and his successors 
1075 (Uncertain) 
Nikephoritzes (Nikephoros 63)
  • Claimed that he would turn after a while the monastery of Hebdomon into a sumptuous residence for the emperor (Michael 7), intending to appropriate what was offered to him and acquire enormous wealth in the monastery's name, regardless of the future (:) σκεπτόμενος ἐκ μοχθηρίας οἰκειοῦσθαι καὶ παρακερδαίνειν τὰ νῦν προσφερόμενα Attaleiates: History 201.7-12 / 148.7-10
  • Being greedy, he turned the monastery of Hebdomon -which he had received as a grant- into the centre of operations and treasury for his estates, and induced the emperor (Michael 7) to grant him many properties and revenues (:) κέντρον καὶ ταμεῖον τῆς τῶν λοιπῶν αὐτοῦ κτήσεων ἐπισυναθροίσεως Attaleiates: History 201.3-7 / 148.3-7
  • Requested to be granted the monastery of Hebdomon, endowed it with large estates and abundant income, and by befriending Michael 7 he aimed at making the most of the emperor's idiocy in order to acquire enormous wealth in the monastery's name (:) σκεπτόμενος ἐκ μοχθηρίας οἰκειοῦσθαι τὸν βασιλέα Skylitzes Continuatus 162.2-7