Naxios

Naxios is the largest island belonging to the Realm of Eros. Naxios is also seen as the cradle of the Erosian civilization.

History

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. 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. 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.

After the end of the great war, a time when the dust settled on the lands of Aurea, it was here on the island of Naxios that earliest civilization sprouted from the mind of the created humans. 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.

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.

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 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 don’t build walls around their cities. 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 become lazy and weak.

But eventually the warlike king lost his hand invading Helissia in the year 2BE. 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.

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