And Seti-Kahn spoke unto Kronus, saying: “This day shall I place before the Emperor,
the plans of war and battle; for there gathers against us the legions of Rome which
even now would steal from us the whole of Antarctica; for they would seize for themselves
the water stations of Neropolis.
Summary: During the First Track, in the days of Kronus Maximillius, Neropolis was
a Drakonian port-city located on the shores of present-day Antarctica. The city presumably
operated to support the harvest and export various resources from the land, as well
as purified water. Antarctica was captured by Drakonia some eighty years early during
a war with Rome (3:24:5-6). Since then, Rome had sought revenge against Drakonia,
hoping to reestablish dominion over Antarctica.
When Rome launched a campaign to attack Neropolis, the foreknowing Drakonian military
initiated a brilliant counter-offensive attack, the plans of which were devised by
the young Kronus Maximillius (3:24:28-61). The result was utterly devastating to
the Roman Empire, as not only did their military fail in capturing Neropolis, but
the Empire lost up to half of its wealth after its South African treasuries were
successfully plundered by Drakonian forces (3:25:1-11,22).
Drakonian Emperor, Drakonus Maximillius, minted a new platinum coin in celebration
of the great victory (3:25:12-13). The Emperor honored Kronus Maximillius by appointing
him to the office and rank of Imperial Knight, and assigning him to the role of First
Imperial Counselor to the Emperor (3:25:18-19).
Hoping to dodge blame for the embarrassing defeat, Roman Emperor Commodus III purged
the entire military of all who participated in the failed siege (3:25:37-40).