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Hedonian trireme at sunrise

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This is the largest city on Aenya: Hedonia. For thousands of years, Hedonia used its port at Sarnath to dominate the city states surrounding the Sea (Aenya's sole body of water).

Hedonian trireme from Age of Aenya by artist Evan Kyrou.

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I love triremes and this picture is great. Atmospheric and a great sense of authenticity.
You know Masefield's poem Cargoes ?
Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir,
Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine,
With a cargo of ivory,
And apes and peacocks,
Sandalwood, cedarwood, and sweet white wine.

Stately Spanish galleon coming from the Isthmus,
Dipping through the Tropics by the palm-green shores,
With a cargo of diamonds,
Emeralds, amythysts,
Topazes, and cinnamon, and gold moidores.

Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack,
Butting through the Channel in the mad March days,
With a cargo of Tyne coal,
Road-rails, pig-lead,
Firewood, iron-ware, and cheap tin trays.
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Thanks for the comment and the poem, Plastic. Although I did not design this myself, I also love triremes and ancient naval warfare, which is why I made it part of my novel. Too often we see fantasy inspired by British and Germanic myths. I thought it would be great to make something inspired by Greece and Rome, hence Hedonia.