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The Founding of Alyrgos

Alyrgos was a man that built a reputation on defeating the local brigands and thieves. After they were defeated, he founded the town, which bears his name, along the shores of the Peloe River. The river flowed out of the nearby foothills, which provided ample farmland and defense. The town started out as just a few buildings, but Alyrgos needed to get more people in order to establish a proper settlement.

To help fill the ranks of the town, he invited anyone that needed a place to live to take up residence there. This, of course, brought out the worst of society. The theives, the debtors, the destitute and the downtrodden. The few buildings started to grow into a larger town and a settlement was formed.

Alyrgos established how the settlement would be ruled and set up the defense force. The first legion was made up of townfolk, but the soldiers had to provide their own gear, so a majority of the legion was made up of the more affluent individuals. Regardless of their social status, the legion was committed to the defense of Alyrgos.

Alyrgos stood as he watched the town that bears his name grow. Unfortunately, he also seen a giant issue. As he strolled about town, he noticed that almost everyone of the townsfolk was a male. His dream was going to die out in one generation. He travelled around to the other nearby settlements, requesting assistance with his issue. He offered trade deals to allow the womenfolk to marry Alyrgosians. However, the reputation of the men has been spread far and wide. The other townfolk wanted nothing to do with the men of Alyrgos.

He needed to do something, so he decided to hatch a plan and throw a party. Alyrgos planned to abduct the women during a festival of Neptune Equester. When given the signal, they grabbed all the woman they could catch and fought off anyone that got in their way. These women were convinced by Alyrgos to accept Alyrgosian husbands. He spoke to each of them and promised them free choice, civic and property rights and they would be joined in lawful wedlock. He went on to convince them that this was done to the benefit of their fathers. The women accepted and became Alyrgosian wives.

This, of course, led to several skirmishes between the Alyrgosian forces and nearby settlements. Eventually, war was declared on the Alyrgosians. The invading forces over took the settlement and occupied the the Citadel, in the center of town. Alyrgos rallied his forces and attacked the Citadel. However, before the fighting got to bloody, the woman of Alyrgos stepped in. The woman threw themselves inbetween their husbands and fathers. They convinced the fighting to stop and brokered peace between the two forces.

In the end, some of the families of the Alyrgosian woman decided to move and join them in Alyrgos. This swelled the population and Alyrgos included them in the First Senate. He kept his promise to the women and they were given all that they were promised.

~Gaelan Milonas