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The Known World
GREECE
WHERE: Modern day Greece, the western part of Asia Minor, and lots of islands in between.
CULTURE: Greco-Roman
ORGANIZATION: Region (homogenous but not united)
FORMAL RULER: -
POLITICS: A patchwork of kingdoms, city-states and independent villages. Feuds and wars are common.
DON’T: Don’t disrespect the Olympian gods.
FIGHTING: Swords are common, but so are many other types of weapons. Owning and carrying weapons is rarely regulated by law, but doing so proclaims you a warrior.

Note on the rulers: Those mentioned in H:tLJ are considered canonical in Xena too. Since H:tLJ has one season's head start, I simply make season 2 in H:tLJ equal to season 1 in XWP, and so forth. When there are contradictions, the XWP version is used.

Alphabetical list of place names used
List of place names in episode order
Rulers of Greece

Generic Greek City-State Description

 

Greece
 
This map isn’t modern Greece, it isn’t ancient Greece, and it isn’t even mythic Greece. It’s a map of Xena’s Greece. I don’t think anyone was fooled by the world map, and I don’t think anyone will believe this to be an accurate historical representation, but you never know, so: don’t use this at school!
   Right.
   Also, while some of the entries aren't mentioned in the series, they aren't marked as non-canonical. If so, this would indicate that lots of islands and most of the landmass doesn't exist in the series, a logical but very mood-wrecking conclusion.
   About the chronology: this map doesn’t distinguish between prospering cities and grass-covered ruins. You’ll see Cirra and Tripolis marked with the same symbol as Athens and Potidaea. Most islands and rivers are also mentioned, even if they have little or no Xena connections. As mentioned, this is a fantasy Greece, so cities might or might not appear where expected. Removing an island is a bit more drastic ("There's no Lemnos? Er, OK, we just keep sailing then.").
   Oh, and it’s very much a work in progress.

Other maps in the Xenaverse:
- Sherry's UK Xena Page has a map with some Xenic place names.
- At Whoosh, there's a good article discussing the geographical location of lots of episodes. While I don't agree with every conclusion, it's an excellent pioneer work.
 

ALPHABETICAL LIST OF PLACE NAMES USED
Achelous River: Not really mentioned. In mundane myth the home of a powerful shape-shifting spirit.
Acheron River: Not really mentioned. In mundane myth it leads eventually to the Underworld.
Aegean Sea: Not really mentioned. But it seems to have been used a lot in the series.
Alcyonean Lake: The overly moist entrance to the Underworld, first featured in Mortal Beloved. While I was unable to locate the lake itself, ancient sources indicate that it was part of the wetlands near Lerna, so I put it there.
Alonissos: An island in the western Aegean sea.
Amazons: This is the hypothetical location of the Greek Amazon village. It fits the rough map shown in Hooves and Harlots, and the location doesn’t contradict the events in The Quest either.
Amphipolis: Xena’s hometown.
Amphis: The capital of Pyros (For Him the Bell Tolls).
Andros: An island in the Aegean sea. A Dionysus (who might or might not be Bacchus in the Xenaverse) temple was here.
Arcadian Highlands: Mentioned a lot in The Warrior Princess (yes, H:tLJ, but an important part of the Xena canon).
Argos: The oppressed city in The Black Wolf. There are several Argoses, but this one seemed best for historical and geographical reasons.
Athens: Well, obviously. :-)
Axius River (Axios):Not mentioned. In antiquity said to be the most beautiful river in Greece.
Bacchae Forest: There is no such thing IRL, so I simply put it in an area where Orpheus was active. A northern location not too far from Amphipolis also fits Xena's early exploits.
Black Sea: Not mentioned but good to have.
Boeotia: One of the tricked nations in The Path Not Taken.
Caicus River (Astraeus, Bakir, Bakircay): Only mentioned in mundane lore.
Callisto's Arena: A structure of walls, ladders and protruding horns, seen in Callisto.
Calydon: Mentioned in H:tLJ (The Road to Calydon).
Centaurs: With a river between itself and the Greek Amazon village (as noted in Hooves and Harlots). The Turangi Amazons are said to be their traditional enemies also, and a location in north-eastern Greece is therefore logical.
Cephallenia (Kefalonia): Non-canonical island.
Cerames: Xena goes here to hunt a cyclops when Gabrielle goes to the Academy in Athens. I've put it a little further away from Athens than normal, since it's a suburb in the mundane world.
Chalcis: The principal city of Euboea seemed the logical choice for the city in the H:tLJ episode Doomsday.
Chios: Non-canonical island, huge in the Hellenic wine trade of the mundane world. Has an Apollo temple.
Cirra: Cirrah, Cirrha (but not Syra), this is the infamous village where the Hatred story arc started. Non-canonical sources mention temples to Artemis and Apollo.
Colonus: The real Colonus lies practically in Athens and is in no way a large area like Boeotia. Still, it’s mentioned as more or less an equal in The Path Not Taken, so I put it furhter north and placed the polis at Rhamnus, a place not mentioned in the series. 
Corinth: Mentioned in lots of episodes.
Crete: Home to the bad-but-not-worst warlord Marat in Crusader.
Cythera (Kythira): An island south of Sparta, with extensive Aphrodite worship, mentioned in the H:tlj episode The Apple.
Delos: A nod to the curious “Delianism” alluded to in Warrior…Priestess…Tramp. It also appears in at least one H:tLJ episode.
Delphi: Callisto goes after the oracle in Callisto.
Dirphys: The feud-frozen town in Been There, Done That. The name of this place is never mentioned in the series. There were rulers named Lykos on Crete, in Asia Minor, and in the now disappeared village of Dirphys. I decided to settle for the last one: it was a minor place and it was closest to the events in the preceding episode: The Furies.
Eleusis: The kingdom in Death Mask is exceptionally anonymous (no name, no location, no ruler (since Cortese hardly uses that name in public)). The captain of the guard is named Aeschylos. The famous playwright of the same name was born in Eleusis, it's situated far from Amphipolis (consistent with hint given that it took Toris years to find Cortese) and it is fairly close to Corinth and Delphi (in focus in the previous episode). So, Eleusis it is.
Elis: The town in Warrior...Priestess...Tramp has no name in the series, but the people in Elis traditionally held Hestia in higher regard than Zeus, so that place seems a reasonable choice. It's also not too far away from Corinth (Xena returned from there in the beginning of the episode).
Epirus: Mentioned as a town or settlement of some kind in Old Ares Had A Farm. Epirus was a whole region, though. It didn't have a central city I could use as the "town" of Epirus, so I chose instead the important shrine of Dodona as the location of the Epirus of the Xenaverse.
Euboea: A very large island. Home to many trading communities, despite vicious and unpredictable tides. Hydra problems (according to H:tLJ).
Forest of the Titans: While I couldn't find anything like the secretive forest mentioned in God Fearing Child, there is a Mount Titanus on older maps, and it isn't that high for a Greek mountain. So, that's where I placed the Forest.
Greece: A bit redundant. Still...
Hebrus River: Not mentioned, but it's there. Mundane myth said it could enchant young women.
Helice (Helike): Town where the academy in The Convert is.
Helicon: Helicon is a mountain, not a fortress, but it's easy enough to find a patch of coast near the mountain where the dangerous son of Artemis can live.
Hermus River: Another river never mentioned in XWP but most certainly on maps.
Imbros:Poseidon had horses here in mundane myth.
Ionian Sea:Not mentioned a lot, but the map would be kind of empty without it.
Ithaca: Recently, an archaeologist suggested a mainland location for Ulysses' fabled home, but since his claim has yet to be validated by the historical community, I use the traditional island location here.
Kastos: The kingdom from the H:tLJ episode Prince Hercules.
Kos: Mentioned in my Winter Games fanfic. Has an Asclepius temple.
Labyrinth of the Gods: A.k.a. Callisto's labyrinth, the prison of the immortal warlord. The placement was a headache, since the action in A Necessary Evil seems to take place near Amazon territory (in North-Eastern Greece), while the Labyrinth must be within 1 day's journey from Corinth to fit the H:tLJ episode Surprise. Since there is no time limit in the XWP episode, I placed it nearer to Corinth. Having Xena and Gabrielle run from Velasca for weeks rather than days isn't strictly contradicted by the episode, at least.
Lamia:A town used in my fanfic Stroke of Genius.
Lemnos: Since it's mentioned in antiquity as: sacred to Hephaistus, containing a mystic labyrinth, and having flaming mountains, I put Vulcan Mountain (and the Cave of Hephaistus) here.
Lerna: King Gregor’s kingdom in Cradle of Hope.
Lesbos: Briefly mentioned in the series (or maybe I imagined it), but much more common in fanfic, for some reason... A non-canonical sources mention a temple to Zeus.
Liberium: Mentioned in Warrior…Princess, but unfortunately made up by TPTB. Since it is supposed to lie between Corinth and Thebes, that’s where I placed it.
Marathon: Mentioned in One Against An Army in the usual context of the Persian invasion.
Mediterranean Sea: Not really mentioned, but large and wet enough to be here ;-).
Melodia: This was tricky. There certainly isn’t any place by that name in Greece. After much thought, I settled for Dion. The Muses had several places of worship nearby, and the supreme musician Orpheus was said to have been active in the area. His tomb also stood here. Dion also hosted Olympic games. It was also closer to the Amazon village than the other places with Muse temples I know about. In all, it was the place that best approximated the "musical capital of Greece", a natural place for an epic contest, and at least nominally within traveling distance from Amazon territory and Draco's known haunts.
Meridias: A kingdom mentioned in passing in Warrior...Princess...Tramp. Mundanely just a beach on Mykonos, so there's where I put it.
Messene: One of the many realms that sent contestants for the beauty pageant in Here She Comes…Miss Amphipolis.
Mount Olympus: Yes, it's a real mountain.
Mount Poulis: The volcano where the Ambrosia is hidden in A Fistful of Dinars. The name didn’t ring any bells, but the only Greek volcano that isn’t on a remote island lies here. Mundane lore refers to it as Methene, though. The place is also somewhat close to Demeter’s main place of worship: Eleusis, which fits with the placement of a temple to Demeter nearby.
Mycenae: Home of Ilainus (Amphipolis Under Siege).
Mykonos: The island where the statue was brought in Vanishing Act.
Neapolitis: A neighbouring rival to Amphipolis mentioned in Destiny. I’m with Whoosh here and assume they mean Neapolis.
Nemea: A town figuring in a Hercules episode, also known as Phlious in antiquity.
Parnassus: Another of the many realms that sent contestants for the beauty pageant in Here She Comes…Miss Amphipolis. While Mount Parnassus is well known, I couldn’t locate any town or kingdom by that name. So I simply placed the city-state of Parnassus next to the mountain.
Parthus: The village in The Gauntlet. No such place (it can't really allude to the Parthians), but there was a Parrhasia in the Arcadian highlands
Pelagos: An island in the western Aegean sea.
Persia: The vibrant empire of that name, a bit smaller in the Known World due to the separate existence of other realms that was quickly swallowed in mundane history.
Pharsalus: The village where Caesar and Pompey (and Xena) clashed in A Good Day.
Pireus: Athen's harbour is a town of its own. In the series, it's mostly known for its theatres (The Play's the Thing).
Potidaea: Spelled in a wide variety of ways, even by learned scholars. I’ve long since given up finding the “correct” spelling. Anyway, this is Gabrielle’s hometown.
Propontis (Sea of Marmara): I use the ancient Greek name here. It isn't mentioned in the series, but since the water is there, it might as well have a name.
Pylos: The town in Mortal Beloved, revisited in Punchlines.
Pyros: The rival neighbour of Milon in For Him the Bell Tolls. Since Amphis is its capital, it has to be placed to encompass it.
Rhodes: Mentioned in passing in Past Imperfect, but also appearing in my The Hermiad fanfic.
Samos: An island in the eastern Aegean, famous for its wine and a centre of Hera worship. Pythagoras and Aesop were Samians, as was Theodorus.
Samothrace (Samothrake, Samothraki): In mundane myth an island sacred to the gods.
Sardes: Sometimes Sardis. A Persian city that appears in my Way of the Road Warrior fanfic.
Scamander River: Home to a powerful warrior spirit in mundane mythology.
Shark Island (Gyaros): The infamous prison from Locked Up & Tied Down was placed by me on the only island I know of that served as a kind of prison in ancient times. It's barren and desolate enough, too.
Skiathos: An island in the western Aegean sea.
Skopelos: Another island in the western Aegean sea.
Skyros: Yet another of the many realms that sent contestants for the beauty pageant in Here She Comes…Miss Amphipolis.
Sparta: More common in fan fiction than in the series, but Helen is said to have known Xena there (Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts).
Spercheus River: A river.
Stagira: Another neighbouring rival to Amphipolis, conquered in Destiny.
Strymon River: Mentioned in Sins of the Past.
Stymphalian Swamp: Passed by in The Gauntlet.
Syra: Also known as Siros, the fairytale kingdom of If the Shoe Fits…
Ophiussa (Tenos, Tynos, Hydroessa): An Aegean island with marble mines.
Thasos: IRL antiquity famous for its gold mines.
Thebes: The place for a festival in Many Happy Returns.
Thermopylae: The fabled pass mentioned in One Against An Army.
Thessaly: One of the warring states in Is There A Doctor in the House?, the one with the Asclepius temple. Thessaly was quite a large area in antiquity with lots of baronial families but no clear power centre. Thus, I've just put the name there without a town symbol.
Thracian Sea: Not mentioned. I put it in anyway.
Titan Caverns: Where hundreds of petrified titans sleep in The Titans. Not identifiable as such, but the preceeding episodes seem to take place southeast of here and the following one to the northeast. And Mount Titanus isn't a bad place for such a location (and I've already placed the Forest of the Titans nearby).
Tracis (Trachis): Mezentius’ fortress-city in The Path Not Taken.
Tressos: There was no such place in antiquity. In the series, it's the name of the kingdom in Key to the Kingdom. King Cleodaeus however is known in at least one story as a prince of the town Oechalia. That town has never been located with certainty, but I put Tressos in one of the possible locations.
Treus: The kingdom of king Lias in various Xena/Diana episodes. I couldn’t actually find this one, but since the episodes make it clear that it’s near Liberium, Corinth, and Thebes, I arbitrarily placed it accordingly.
Tripolis: Village where Xena left a stash of weapons used to great effect in One Against An Army.
Troy: Certainly.
Volos: The town in the H:tLJ episode Protean Challenge
Vulcan Mountain: I put this on Lemnos, with its Hephaistus connection and mystical labyrinths and flaming mountains that present day researchers have been unable to locate, even though ancient sources mention them.
 

LIST OF PLACE NAMES IN EPISODE ORDER
Note: Corinth is mentioned in so many episodes that I didn't bother mention it! ;-)

Hercules: the Legendary Journeys
Season 1:
The Warrior Princess: Arcadian Highlands
The Gauntlet: Parthus, Stymphalian Swamp

Xena Warrior Princess
Season 1:
Sins of the Past: Amphipolis, Potidaea, Strymon River
Cradle of Hope: Lerna
The Path Not Taken: Boeotia, Colonus, Tracis
The Titans: Titan Caverns
Prometheus: Vulcan Mountain
Hooves and Harlots: Amazons, Centaurs
The Black Wolf: Argos
Beware Greek Bearing Gifts: Sparta, Troy
Athens City Academy of Performing Bards: Athens, Cerames
A Fistful of Dinars: Mount Poulis
Warrior...Princess: Liberium, Treus
Mortal Beloved: Alcyonean Lake, Pylos
Callisto: Cirra, Delphi
Is There A Doctor in the House?: Thessaly

Season 2:
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: Bacchae Forest
Destiny: Neapolitis, Stagira
A Necessary Evil: Labyrinth of the Gods
For Him the Bell Tolls: Amphis, Pyros
Ulysses: Ithaca
Here She Comes...Miss Amphipolis: Messene, Parnassus, Skyros

Season 3:
Been There, Done That: Dirphys
Warrior...Priestess...Tramp: Elis
Vanishing Act: Mykonos
One Against An Army: Marathon, Thermopylae, Tripolis

Season 4:
A Good Day: Pharsalus
Crusader: Crete

Locked Up and Tied Down: Shark Island
Past Imperfect: Rhodes
Key to the Kingdom: Tressos
If the Shoe Fits: Syra
The Convert: Helice

The Play's the Thing: Pireus

Season 5:
Lyre, Lyre, Hearts on Fire: Melodia
Punchlines: Pylos
God Fearing Child: Forest of the Titans, Mount Olympus
Amphipolis Under Siege: Mycenae

Season 6:
Old Ares Had A Farm: Epirus
To Helicon and Back: Helicon
Many Happy Returns: Thebes
 
 

RULERS OF GREECE
The "Warlord" era is up to Xena's first crucifixion, "Savage" is between that and her alliance with Alti, "Destroyer" is between that and her pre-series conversion to good. sn means "season n". ss7 means Swedish Season 7, entirely my own creation and not in any way canonical

"TEMPLES" indicate those shown in the series. Some non-canonical temples are also mentioned and have the  symbol. These are large and (at least locally) well-known temples. Minor shrines for some other gods are usually present.
 
KINGDOM/CITY-STATE RULER NOTES
Amazons (Greek Amazons) Warlord-Savage: Queen Hippolyta
Destroyer-s1: Queen Melosa
s2: Rapid succession of queens: Velasca, Gabrielle, Ephiny
s3: Queen Ephiny
s4: Rapid succession of queens: Ephiny, Gabrielle, Chilapa
s5: Queen Amoria
s6: Queen Marga, queen Varia
ss7: Queen Varia
TEMPLES: Artemis, Ares, Hera
NOTED DANGERS: Amazons
Amphipolis Warlord: Captain Xena
Savage-s5: A succession of elected village elders
s6: Largely abandoned
ss7: Village elders as the place rebuilds 
TEMPLES: Ares, Athena
NOTED DANGERS: Warlords, Hell demons
Argos Warlord-Savage: Aegialeus
Destroyer-s1: Tyrant Xerxes
s2-6: Queen Flora and king Diomedes
ss7: King Cyanippus
Warlord-Savage: Speculation. When Xena meets Hermia, she knows her but not Xerxes. Aegialeus was a predecessor to Diomedes.
s2: Speculation. Diomedes was a legendary king of Argos, and here in love with the resistance leader Flora.
TEMPLES:Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Asclepius, Athena, Fortune, Hera, Hermes
NOTED DANGERS: Persian connections
Athens Warlord-ss7: Democracy TEMPLES: Athena, Poseidon
Aphrodite, Apollo, Ares, Artemis, Asclepius, Cupid, Demeter, Gaia, Hephaistus, Hermes, Zeus
NOTED DANGERS: Con artists
Boeotia Warlord-s5: King Ajax
s6-ss7: Queen Jana and king Agranon
s1-5: Non-canonical. Boeotia wasn't a coherent political unity, but Ajax was a ruler of a city in the area.
s6: Speculation. Agranon's marriage with Jana could well unite Boeotia with Colonus, and since the former IRL is a much larger area, it makes sense to retain that name for the united realms.
TEMPLES: Hera
NOTED DANGERS:  Reptilian monsters
Calydon Warlord-s5: King Oeneus and queen Althea.
s6-ss7: King Andraemon and queen Gorge.
The rulers are non-canonical, but the Apollo temple isn't.
TEMPLES: Apollo
Artemis
NOTED DANGERS: Wyverns
Centaur Nation Warlord-s2: Kaleipus, Tyldus
s3-s5: Tyldus
s6-ss7: -
There are several independent tribes within the Centaur Nation, each with their own leader. The names given are those leaders mentioned in the series.
TEMPLES: Ixion
NOTED DANGERS: Amazons
Chalcis Warlord-Savage: King Nikolos
Destroyer-s1: Oligarchy
s2: King Nikolos
s3-ss7: Oligarchy
The oligarchy alternating with the infamous Nikolos is from mundane history.
TEMPLES:  Apollo
NOTED DANGERS: Constructs, experimental weapons
Colonus Warlord-s5: King Aristomachos
s6-ss7: Queen Jana and king Agranon
"Colonus" (Rhamnus) has no famous rulers I know of, but the general and healer Aristomachos has a connection to the place. United with Boeotia in s6.
TEMPLES: Aphrodite, Nemesis
NOTED DANGERS:  Vengeful spirits
Corinth Warlord-s1: King Sisyphus and queen Karas
s1: King Jason
s2: King Iphicles and queen Rena
s3-6: King Iphicles
ss7: King Agelas
Sisyphus was IRL connected to Corinth. Jason is mentioned as ruler of different cities in different episodes, Corinth among them, and since that ties in with the reign of Iphicles in H:tLJ, I don't want to ignore it. But this is a town ripe with Herculean contradictions...
TEMPLES: Aphrodite, Apollo, Asclepius, Demeter, Fortune, Hermes, Poseidon
NOTED DANGERS: Quarrelsome heroes
Cythera Warlord -s1: King Thyestes
s2-ss7: Spartan viceroys, serving one year each.
Hardly a city-state IRL. Thyestes was an exiled Mycenaean king and Sparta's hegemony wasn't mentioned at all in the H:tLJ episode The Apple, so I put it in afterwards. 
TEMPLES: Aphrodite
NOTED DANGERS: Pranks of Aphrodite
Delos Warlord-s5: King Diadorus
s6-ss7: King Epius and queen Thera
From the H:tLJ episode The Apple.
TEMPLES: Athena
Apollo, Artemis, Demeter, Hera
NOTED DANGERS: Delianist fanatics
Delphi Warlord-Destroyer: King Hyperochos
s1-s5: King Laodokos
s6-ss7: King Pyrros
These are the first three more or less legendary rulers of Delphi.
TEMPLES: Apollo
Athena, Gaia
NOTED DANGERS: Desperate information seekers
Dirphys Warlord-s5: Lord Lykos and Lord Menos
s6-ss7: Lord Miron and Lady Hermia
s1: Speculation, but very likely.
s2: Caught in a time loop.
s6: Speculation. The young couple from s2 should have inherited their titles by now.
TEMPLES: Cupid
NOTED DANGERS: Feuding nobles
Eleusis Warlord-Savage: King Celeus
Destroyer-s1: "The King"
s2-s4: King Aeschylos
s5-ss7: Under Athenian control
Everything except s1 is speculation. Celeus is a mythical king, Aeschylos was the only authority figure left in charge, last we saw, and Athens later took over IRL.
TEMPLES:  Demeter, Hades
NOTED DANGERS: Death Mask bandits
Elis Warlord-s2: King Augeas
s6-ss7: King Andraemon
Augeas is from H:tLJ,  and by s2 so mad that he probably was replaced by the non-canonical Andraemon from mundane myth and tradition. 
TEMPLES: Aphrodite, Cupid, Fortune, Hestia, Hera
Artemis, Hades, Helios, Hermes
NOTED DANGERS: Insane king with magic powers
Epirus Warlord-s5: King Neoptolemos
s6-ss7: King Elenos
Non-canonical. Neoptolemos was the most famous king of Epirus and Elenos was his successor.
TEMPLES:  Apollo, Aphrodite, Gaia, Zeus
NOTED DANGERS: Warlords
Helice Warlord-Destroyer: Head Executive Margos
s1-s5: Head Executive Dioedas
s6-ss7: Head Executive Aegialeas
Non-canonical mundane world leaders of the Achaean league.
TEMPLES: Poseidon
NOTED DANGERS: The warlord Kryton
Ithaca Warlord: King Ulysses
Savage: King Ulysses and queen Penelope
Destroyer: Queen Penelope
s1: Queen Penelope
s2-5: King Ulysses and queen Penelope
s6-ss7: King Telemachus
s6: Non-canonical. Ulysses' son from mundane world lore could well have inherited by now.
TEMPLES: Athena
NOTED DANGERS: Aggressive suitors
Kastos Warlord-s2: Queen Parnassa
s3-ss7: Queen Karen 
TEMPLES: Hera 
NOTED DANGERS: The aggressive army
Lerna Warlord-Savage: King Gregor and anonymous queen
Destroyer: Civil war
s1-s5: King Gregor
s6-ss7: King Gabriel
s6: Speculation. The infant from s1 should have inherited his title by now.
TEMPLES: Demeter, Zeus
NOTED DANGERS: War veterans,
Hydras
Liberium Warlord-s1: King Mineus
s2: King Mineus and queen Myrmidone
s3-ss7: Queen Myrmidone
The Mineus from mundane myth was murdered by his wife, and why not?
   I'm borrowing the temple info from nearby Megara (missing from the series)
TEMPLES: Aphrodite
NOTED DANGERS:  Undead water nymphs
Marathon Warlord-s5: King Phaedron and queen Euriana
s6-ss7: Under Athenian control.
From H:tLJ (Long Live the King). Since the real Marathon is a plain and a tiny village, there are no mundane world names to give the s6 ruler, so I simply assume that Athens has gained control of the area by then.
NOTED DANGERS: Tantrums of the king
Melodia Warlord-Destroyer: Queen Thya
s1-ss7: King Makednos
Non-canonical names from the mythology of the area.
TEMPLES: Terpsichore
NOTED DANGERS: Music fans
Meridias Warlord-s2: King Mykons
s3: Warlord Tarsus
s4-ss7: Under Delian control.
Mykons is from mundane mythology. Since nothing is mentioned about a kingdom as such in s3, I've assumed that Meridias was in decline and eventually taken over by Delos.
TEMPLES:  Apollo
NOTED DANGERS:  Giants trapped underground
Messene Warlord-Destroyer: Doge Cresphondes
s1-s6: Doge Polyphondes
ss7: Doge Aepytos
Non-canonical names from the mundane world, since the regent is anonymous in the series.
TEMPLES: Aphrodite, Asclepius,Artemis , Athena, Poseidon, Zeus
NOTED DANGERS: None
Milon Warlord-s5: King Barus
s6-ss7: King Sarpedon and queen Ileandra
s6: Speculation: Barus should be dead by now and the kingdom united with Pyros.
TEMPLES: Aphrodite
NOTED DANGERS: Interventions of Aphrodite
Mycenae Warlord-Destroyer: King Agamemnon 
s1-6: King Aegisthus
ss7: King Aletes
Non-canonical, strictly Illiad stuff. Though Agamemnon is mentioned as long dead in s1, so his successor must be in place by then.
TEMPLES: Athena, Demeter, Hera, Zeus
NOTED DANGERS:  Cyclopses
Neapolitis Warlord: Captain Xena
Savage-s5: Village elders
s6-ss7: King Boias
Boias is a mundane mythology descendant of Hercules.
TEMPLES: Athena
NOTED DANGERS: Pirates
Pylos Warlord-Destroyer: King Nestor
s1-s5: King Thrasymides
s6-ss7: King Sillos
Non-canonical rulers.
TEMPLES: Lachrymose
Hera, Hermes, Zeus, Poseidon
NOTED DANGERS: Interventions of Lachrymose
Pyros Warlord-s5: King Lynaeus
s6-ss7: King Sarpedon and queen Ileandra
s6: Speculation. Lynaeus is probably dead by now and the kingdom united with Milon.
TEMPLES: Aphrodite
NOTED DANGERS: Interventions of Aphrodite
Rhodes Warlord-Destroyer: Magistrate Antipater
s1-5: Magistrate Mithrates
s6-ss7: Magistrate Gorgos
Non-canonical rulers only, the middle one from a fanfic of mine, the other two from mundane history.
TEMPLES: Aphrodite, Apollo, Athena, Helios, Zeus
NOTED DANGERS:  Manticores
Samos Warlord-Destroyer: Oligarch Syloson
s1-s5: Tyrant Polycrates
s6-ss7: Under Persian rule
Non-canonical rulers only.
TEMPLES: Aphrodite, Hera, Hermes
NOTED DANGERS: Hera cultists
Skyros Warlord-s5: Regent Enieas
s6-ss7: Regent Lykomides
Non-canonical names from the mundane world, since the regent is anonymous in the series.
TEMPLES:  Apollo
NOTED DANGERS: Aggressive soldiers
Sparta Warlord-s5: King Menelaus
s6-ss7: King Tisamenus
Mythologically, Menelaus was succeeded by Orestes, but to keep down the number of Oresteses mentioned in the Xenaverse, I skipped directly to the next in line. It's assumed from the end of Beware Greeks that Helen didn't return to Sparta after the fall of Troy.
TEMPLES: Aphrodite
Ares, Artemis, Asclepius, Athena, Hera, Strife
NOTED DANGERS: Aggressive soldiers
Stagira Warlord: Captain Xena
Savage-ss7: Village elders
TEMPLES:  Demeter
NOTED DANGERS: Pirates
Syra Warlord-s1: King Sidon
s2-3: King Melos and anonymous queen
s4-5: King Melos and queen Mistria
s6-ss7: Queen Alesia
s2-3: Alesia's mother should still be alive, but no clue as to her identity can be found either in the Xenaverse or IRL.
s6: Speculation. Melos and Mistria could well be dead by now.
TEMPLES: Artemis, Aphrodite
NOTED DANGERS: The warlord Zantar
Thebes Warlord: King Cadmus
Savage-s4: King Oedipus
s5: King Creon
s6-ss7: Queen Antigone
s1-4: Speculation. While we never learn exactly when Creon did his coup, Hercules' surprise indicates that Creon did not rule for very long.
TEMPLES: Hera
Apollo, Ares,Artemis , Demeter, Zeus
NOTED DANGERS: Explosive experiments, aggressive soldiers
Tracis Warlord-Destroyer: Only a village
s1: Mezentius
s2: Civil war
s3-ss7: Lausus
Everything except s1 is noncanonical speculation. Lausus was the son of Mezentius in mundane myth.
TEMPLES: Hera
NOTED DANGERS: Various bandits and scum
Tressos Warlord-s3: The warlords Ormestin and Kryptos
s4-6: King Cleodaeus and queen Gryphia.
ss7: King Aristomachus 
ss7: The son of Cleodaeus in mundane myth.
TEMPLES: Athena
NOTED DANGERS: The Warlords Ormestin and Kryptos
Treus Warlord-s2: King Lias
s3-ss7: Queen Diana and king Philemon
s3-6: Speculation. Lias was near death in s2.
NOTED DANGERS: Assassins
Troy Warlord-Savage: Queen Deianeira
Destroyer -s1: King Paris and queen Helen
s2-ss7: Destroyed
TEMPLES: Aphrodite
Apollo,  Athena
NOTED DANGERS: Various armies

 
 
 

AMPHIPOLIS
WHERE: At the edge of Thrace near the eastern shores of the Strymon river.
ORGANIZATION: Independent village
SIZE: Village (800 adults)
GP LIMIT: 200 gp
DEITY: Athena
POLITICS: Amphipolis was founded as a trading post near the eastern shores of the Strymon river. Soon, the settlers discovered that a healthy dose of sheep farming was necessary to keep starvation at bay, as warlords frequently made the roads unsafe to travel. Indeed, noted warlords have used the area as a base on at least two occasions: during Xena’s early youth when Cortese ruled, and soon thereafter when Xena herself was commander/pirate queen.
   After the near-razing experience in Sins of the Past, the Amphipolitans decided to replace the palisade with a sturdy wall, to keep warlords in whatever mood out. But the meagre funds only allowed a tight enclosure around the central square and a dozen buildings. Though in all honesty, even the old palisade never covered that much. Thus, unlike the typical city-state, most of the inhabitants live outside the walls. Indeed, the name itself means “around the city”.
DON’T: Be a warlord. Even a nice one. The people are really tired of those.
FIGHTING: See above.
PROMINENT PEOPLE: Cyrene, Minya (s4-5), Xena
REFERENCE EPISODES: Sins of the Past, Remember Nothing, Destiny, The Furies, Takes One To Know One, Amphipolis Under Siege, The Haunting of Amphipolis, Heart of Darkness
 
 

DIRPHYS
WHERE: Island of Euboea off the east coast of modern Greece.
ORGANIZATION: Independent village
SIZE: Village (500 adults)
GP LIMIT: 200 gp
DEITY: Cupid
POWER CENTRE #1: House of Lykos (LN)
POWER CENTRE #2: House of Menos (LN)
POLITICS: The majority of the rigid customs concern the separation of the two noble houses and their spheres of influence. They have a long history of feuds and rivalry. Thus, to the newcomer, the predominant alignment of the place is at best chaotic neutral.
DON’T: Get involved in the feud. This is very hard and requires frequent use of Diplomacy and Bluff. As soon as one side perceives that you prefer the other side in any way, they will consider you a hired thug or worse. Many Lykos people are dressed in blue , many Menos people are dressed in green, so wearing one of these colours can be unwise.
FIGHTING: The village has a proper wall. Many carry swords and duels over minor matters are depressingly common. Both houses also have access to many bows and crossbows. On the bright side: many people have decent ranks in Heal.
PROMINENT PEOPLE: Lord Lykos (intelligent grey-haired aristocrat-8), Lord Menos (stocky and strong aristocrat-7), the Apothecary (half-senile expert-6).
REFERENCE EPISODE: Been There, Done That.

 

 

 
 

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