Spartarchos

Spartarchos

Lawful Good Hero

Other Names: Dragon of Pittacae, Crimson Caped Captain, Fallen King
Domains: Glory, Good, Law, Nobility, War
Subdomains: Archon, Honor, Loyalty, Martyr, Tactics
Favored Weapon: Spear

Spartarchos.jpg Considered by many throughout Calopius to be the greatest hoplite ever seen, Spartarchos exemplifies the heroic virtues of Pittacae and serves as an example to all. Not long after the cities were founded, the Barbarians attempted to invade, pouring in from near Biasophoros and threatening to invade by land. It so happened at this time that Spartarchos, King of Pittacae, was visiting Biasophoros at this time with a retinue of his two hundred best warriors. When the black sails of the Barbarians were seen, Spartarchos evacuated the city and remained behind, using the only land route available to halt the advance of the Barbarian horde. Though they brought terrible beasts and tens of thousands of warriors, Spartarchos held the pass, which became known as The Dragon’s Mouth. With his 200 and the support of 800 Biasophorans, King Spartarchos held off the invasion for nine days, buying time for the other cities to assemble armies and prepare a counter offensive. In the end, the Dragon of Pittacae died with his men, but a memorial of a roaring dragon stands in lovingly preserved stone on the path of the pass to this day, bearing an inscription to his honor.

Spartarchos

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