Summary: Known as present-day Iceland, during the First Track of the world of the
First Power, Petragia was a prized island fortress originally occupied by the Roman
Empire, but then seized during Drakonia’s fight for independence from Rome. Drakonia’s
possession of Petragia was short-lived, however, due to an act of betrayal by Olivia
Spadania, the mistress of Drakonia’s Emperor and founder, Maximus Drakonus. Using
valuable intelligence provided by Spadania, Rome regained control of the island.
Enraged by the betrayal, Drakonus executed his mistress along with all women of nobility,
while implementing severe social reforms that placed all women into a deplorable
state of slavery and subjugation (3:26:40-42, 54; AZC — Olivia Spadania). Throughout
Drakonian history, all attempts to retake Petragia ultimately failed (3:27:20, 37).
It wasn’t until the reign of Drakonus Maximillius, the 42nd Emperor of Drakonia,
that the island fortress was once again retaken from Rome. While the mission was
considered impossible by senior commanders of the Drakonian military (3:27:16-28),
at the age of thirty, Kronus Maximillius led a brilliant campaign against Rome and
successfully forced the surrender of Petragia (3:27:35 — 3:28:44). The victory was
celebrated throughout the entire Drakonian Empire for three days. Kronus Maximillius
was proclaimed by the Emperor as ‘Hero of the State’, traditionally a posthumous
title of honor given to the greatest warriors of the empire (3:28:49-61).
With the surrender of Petragia, the Roman Emperor, Commodus III, was assassinated
by members of the Senate and replaced by Vespasian IV (3:28:45-48). After the death
of Kronus and the civil war that ensued, Drakonia was unable to maintain possession
of Petragia and Rome regained occupation of the prized island (AZC — Vespasian IV).