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Akadeos is one of the oldest cities in Ascalon, and was founded in the Highwastes by mages who were exiled from Aguos during the Ashbay War, a conflict between Aguos and Spanos in 641 BP. By 254 BP, the colony had grown into a proper city, and was ruled by a cult that worshiped the enigmatic god Helix. However, magical experiments frequently attracted paragonal monsters and storms to the city, and in 150 BP, when the cult completed construction of the Free City of Gyro, they abandoned Akadeos. However, a schism over whether only a "true Aasimar" -- an individual who descended from Helix and the First Queen of Gyro, with no other mortal lineage -- which would surely lead to an inbred nightmare of a royal house saw the "true Aasimari" exiled from Gyro and back to Akadeos 52 years later.
 
Akadeos is one of the oldest cities in Ascalon, and was founded in the Highwastes by mages who were exiled from Aguos during the Ashbay War, a conflict between Aguos and Spanos in 641 BP. By 254 BP, the colony had grown into a proper city, and was ruled by a cult that worshiped the enigmatic god Helix. However, magical experiments frequently attracted paragonal monsters and storms to the city, and in 150 BP, when the cult completed construction of the Free City of Gyro, they abandoned Akadeos. However, a schism over whether only a "true Aasimar" -- an individual who descended from Helix and the First Queen of Gyro, with no other mortal lineage -- which would surely lead to an inbred nightmare of a royal house saw the "true Aasimari" exiled from Gyro and back to Akadeos 52 years later.
   
The exiles rebuilt Akadeos, which was annexed by Greater Spanos during the War of the League of Free Cities in 73 BP. The Treaty of Asbury (10 YD) made Akadeos part of Insular Ascalon. During the Divine War, Cafca "the Aasimar", a "true Aasimar" whose inbreeding and single-minded dedication to developing the perfect summoning magic, used Akadeos as his base of operations when he summoned an army of vrocks, and then a balrog,
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The exiles rebuilt Akadeos, which was annexed by Greater Spanos during the War of the League of Cities in 73 BP. The Treaty of Asbury (10 YD) made Akadeos part of Insular Ascalon. During the Divine War, Cafca "the Aasimar", a "true Aasimar", used Akadeos as his base of operations when he summoned an army of vrocks, and then a balrog, against Gyro. The side effects of these summonings caused rapid degeneration of the wildlife around Akadeos, and brought Akadeos into conflict with its southern neighbor Topos, which lead the League of Cities to declare independence from the Empire. Cafca's summoned demons were slain by Lucia, and Cafca was captured by Princess Nulara Gyro at the Battle of Thelalian Estuaries (88 YD).
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Cafca is still remembered as one of the greatest mages in history, and a statue of him guards the entrance of the city of Akadeos to this day. The rest of the city, however, is unrecognizable from its state during the Age of Empire. The pious would say that Cafca's city was punished for his sins; the region around Akadeos, reaching as far as the southern reaches of Topos, has degenerated into a salted desert prone to tornadoes made of pure ash. Dangerous, mutated monsters roam, and the whole region is known as the Manufacted Desert. After the nearby settlements were destroyed in war, Akadeos retreated into a glass buckyball-shaped bubble that shields it from its inhospitable exterior. Only the impoverished, unable to afford to live inside the city's boroughs, live outside the bubble.
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Today, Akadeos is governed by Prefect Aldous Hux, formerly the Supreme General of the Confederacy, who still personally oversees the military of Akadeos Prefecture, and is a member of the Conservative Party. After an unknown incident incinerated part of the Manufacted Desert with lethal necrotic radiation, Prefect Hux has ordered the city sealed shut, with not even President Steel permitted inside.

Revision as of 00:32, April 14, 2020

Akadeos is the capital and only city in Akadeos Prefecture, a polity which is a member of the Confederacy of Ascalon's Ashen Waters. It is known for magitek research, being one of the world centers of science and wizardry, along with the Hodgetheatre, Arakelov of the Eternal Night, Gyro, and New Delmorev. Akadeos is home to the Magitek Campus, the university and research facility where Confederate military technology is developed.

History

Akadeos is one of the oldest cities in Ascalon, and was founded in the Highwastes by mages who were exiled from Aguos during the Ashbay War, a conflict between Aguos and Spanos in 641 BP. By 254 BP, the colony had grown into a proper city, and was ruled by a cult that worshiped the enigmatic god Helix. However, magical experiments frequently attracted paragonal monsters and storms to the city, and in 150 BP, when the cult completed construction of the Free City of Gyro, they abandoned Akadeos. However, a schism over whether only a "true Aasimar" -- an individual who descended from Helix and the First Queen of Gyro, with no other mortal lineage -- which would surely lead to an inbred nightmare of a royal house saw the "true Aasimari" exiled from Gyro and back to Akadeos 52 years later.

The exiles rebuilt Akadeos, which was annexed by Greater Spanos during the War of the League of Cities in 73 BP. The Treaty of Asbury (10 YD) made Akadeos part of Insular Ascalon. During the Divine War, Cafca "the Aasimar", a "true Aasimar", used Akadeos as his base of operations when he summoned an army of vrocks, and then a balrog, against Gyro. The side effects of these summonings caused rapid degeneration of the wildlife around Akadeos, and brought Akadeos into conflict with its southern neighbor Topos, which lead the League of Cities to declare independence from the Empire. Cafca's summoned demons were slain by Lucia, and Cafca was captured by Princess Nulara Gyro at the Battle of Thelalian Estuaries (88 YD).

Cafca is still remembered as one of the greatest mages in history, and a statue of him guards the entrance of the city of Akadeos to this day. The rest of the city, however, is unrecognizable from its state during the Age of Empire. The pious would say that Cafca's city was punished for his sins; the region around Akadeos, reaching as far as the southern reaches of Topos, has degenerated into a salted desert prone to tornadoes made of pure ash. Dangerous, mutated monsters roam, and the whole region is known as the Manufacted Desert. After the nearby settlements were destroyed in war, Akadeos retreated into a glass buckyball-shaped bubble that shields it from its inhospitable exterior. Only the impoverished, unable to afford to live inside the city's boroughs, live outside the bubble.

Today, Akadeos is governed by Prefect Aldous Hux, formerly the Supreme General of the Confederacy, who still personally oversees the military of Akadeos Prefecture, and is a member of the Conservative Party. After an unknown incident incinerated part of the Manufacted Desert with lethal necrotic radiation, Prefect Hux has ordered the city sealed shut, with not even President Steel permitted inside.

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