A Brief Introduction to Anemos
After the harrowing journey across the sea between Anemos and its patron Aiolia, sailors find relief in the warm comforts of the harbor before continuing to the city’s other patron, the realm of Koh. Between the fields of wheat, hives of honey, and sugar plantations, patrons find a wide variety of alcohol to satisfy their needs. Some of the brands of rum and mead have become famous among sailors, often brought home by the cask by wealthier merchants. Taverns in the city are always full, rooms brimming. As the most secure port in the region, with seas to the north and south patrolled by pirates, the safeguard of the Kohese and Aiolian forces drew merchant ships like moths to a flame. Such wealth is why Anemos was among the first to succumb to the first wave of naval assaults by the Black Sails.
After the great disaster that precluded the invasion of the black sailed pirates into the southern ocean, the Aiolian navy launched to aid the beleaguered city. They found a smog of soot and ash, the port smoldering from the attack. Immediately, the Black Sails descended upon them. They were repelled by artillery and the golems of the Vassilias, who then set upon the ships himself. The threat was soon dealt with and the Aiolian ships docked where they could in the ruined piers. Supplies were delivered to the survivors and defenses posted at the entrances to the channel.
Soon, Kohese ships arrived, seeking the pirates and retribution of their own. Seeing their fellow Linireans already rebuilding the port critical to their trade and communication, they offered aid and soon began construction of their own. Their magnificent fort and deadly ballistae joined the Secundan sponsored stronghold and Alicudan produced scorpions.
Thus, Anemos was reborn out of its ashes to its parents, Koh and Aiolia. The relationship between the two has been strong as steel ever since, though the occasional skirmish between overly eager sailors is not uncommon.
-excerpt from the Aiolian book, Realms Beyond the Sea