Legendary - War of the Gods
Port of Aenos
The Port of Aenos is where the Heroes began their adventure; its people claim their founder to have been Thrax, son of Ares, who founded the city after leaving the court of his father. It has become a center of democracy and philosophy, despite the blood of its ruling class descending from Ares. It also serves as a hub for trade and travel. Various tribes live around it and send representatives to administrate disputes and govern. From these tribes is a militia culled to defend the area from threats.
The city once derived much of its money from a salt mine underneath the city, but now uses its docks and its farms to allow its citizens to eek out a living. Furthermore, the militias are allowed to act as mercenaries to allied cities. Thracian soldiers are quite hardy, though they are not Spartans. Finally, many craftsmen ply their trade and sell their wares in the Market Streets. More than a few lower class citizens are out of work, and many have disappeared in recent months. The entire city is slowly becoming more desperate.
The Temple to Ares resides in the Barracks, where soldiers pray for blessings in return for bravery. The Temple of Athena resides in the center of town, hosting philosophical debates in the name of the wise Goddess. The Temple of Zeus stands on the highest hill, which houses shrines to the other gods and goddesses in supplication to the king.
Adventurers often gather in “The Witch and Falk-Inn,” southeast of the citadel where the militia trains and the city guard maintains a skeleton crew for upkeep. Given its proximity to the barracks, trouble makers rarely make trouble there. The inn is a large two-story timber framed building, with a tiled mosaic floor. Accommodations consist of several small rooms with beds and woolen mattresses.
Recently, the Heroes restored the Salt Mines by defeating the Cult of Hecate that resided within and investing the treasure they found back into its upkeep. Thanks to them, the city may finally crawl out of its depression.