The Price of Generosity
Known as “the city of swords,” Axis is the capital of the Dragon Empire, and home to the Emperor himself. Built in a dormant volcano, the city boasts a reputation for military prowess and battle. Numerous arenas can be found throughout the city, along with constant duels and brawls.
The economic advantage and political favor are constantly competed over by a number of wealthy noble families who regularly form alliances and feud with each other. Wealthy families sponsor gladiators for special tournaments, such as the Festival of Spears.
The Stone Thief attacked Axis after being summoned by Lan’Lei to prevent Draven Halfhand from using a scroll of binding on Parthax. In the aftermath Draven and the Crusader was gone, along with his fortress Second Blood, a fifth of the city’s population was lost or killed, and the Emperor was rumored to have been injured.