Antikos is the collective name for the islands that spread out like a scattering of fallen stars onto the Mare Tyranum as well as the great littoral that projects towards them, known as the Synóron. The Synóron is a rocky headland, ill-suited to growing grains or other crops without long and hardy roots. For this reason, it is mostly vegetated by scrubs and olive groves as well as some of the sturdier genera of trees. Sedentary farming is nearly impossible, though the scratch-plow is often employed there to supplement the herding done in the stony hills. The primary comestibles grown in the Synóron are dates, figs, and olives for this very reason.
The Antikan islands vary in fertility. Many are rocky and harsh, like the Synóron, and thus unsuited for farming. Yet there are those, particularly those with volcanic foundations, which are quite fertile and grow many crops.
I. THE CITY-STATES OF ANTIKOS
The rule of all Antikos was, in the earliest years after the founding of the cult-center of Naftikos, divided between several great and powerful city-states that commanded imperium of the land around them. These were Skavos, Thalmora, Thyros, and Nerochytis. The period of C.N. 113-C.N. 200 is known as the Nisoromachy, the City-wars. This conflict was typified by the maneuvers of the two most powerful states, namely Thyros and Nerochytis.