Naxios is the largest island belonging to the Realm of Eros. Naxios is also seen as the cradle of the Erosian civilization.
It is said that the dawn of men started on the island of Naxios, an island to the east of Hellisia and the mighty City of Eros (which wasn’t founded yet). It was in the great war of gods of titans that the newly created humans fled from the region of Hellisia to the safety of Naxios, far away from the fighting gods we scourged the earth. There they created cities as Liri and Tarkida, far away from the ravaging armies of the Titans. It was a time of hiding for the men, the gods were to busy fighting the Titans and the humans hide in there small cities waiting for there time to come. Althought called cities, in more modern times these cities would be just tiny villages with a small wooden wall surrounding it.
After the end of the great war, a time when the dust settled on the lands of Aurea and the first departure of the gods and titans from Aurea has just finished, it was here on the island of Naxios that earliest civilization sprouted from the mind of the creative humans. Things as culture, society, and the earliest forms of government started in the cities of Liri and Tarkida. The cities of Liri and Tarkida were soon been accompanied by the city states of Enonassus, Helitassus, and Polikassus and the first shrines and temples for the Aurean gods were raised.
Where Liri and Tarkida were distant neighbors and did not get in each other’s way, this was different with the other cities that emerged on Naxios. Not for nothing would one of the most revered gods on the island of Straton become: The god of brutal war. Although Straton also left the face of Aurea, his influence was still felt on the island, and even sometimes he still, unbeknownst to the other gods, stirred in the matters of humans.
The city-states of Naxios were raging in wars with each other in the years before the establishment of the Realm of Eros. This was mainly due to the tradition that on the island of Naxios there can only be one king, one representative to the gods, who was also allowed to carry the appropriate title Anax Andron (king of the people).
It was therefore only since the rise of king Krinatox of Helitassus in the year 4BE that all the cities bowed to a common king. One by one, he took the cities of Naxios. A special fact about the cities of Naxios is that they didn’t build walls around their cities, except for the cities of Tarkida and Liri. Every city should always be ready for war, and the idea is that if there are safe walls to protect you from the enemy, you will become lazy and weak. The entire culture of the Naxians was more or less based around these constant wars and strives, except oncemore for the cities of Tarkida and Liri.
Eventually the warlike king lost his hand invading Helissia in the year 2BE. After several resounding victories, including capturing the Xity of Eros, Krinotax’s army lost its ascendancy in the war. After a painful humiliation at the gates of the city of Arretta, known from the oracle of Arretta, by the armies of Aeson I and the subsequent death of King Krinatox, Naxios’ power was gone for good and their earlier power was diminished.
The region of Naxios was from this point on no more than a region of the mighty Realm of Eros. Every emperor from the Realm of Eros from this moment on was allowed to wear the honorary title Anax Andron.
But the culture of Naxios has certainly put its mark on the rest of the Erosian Culture. The constant wars on the island in earlier years meant that each city had its own standing army, rather than civilians taking up arms only in times of need. This was eventually taken over by the Erosians and the first thing Emperor Aeson I did after his coronation was to raise the first standing army of Eros, an army that would eventually evolve into the Southern Erosian army.