Asia

Caria, Lycia, and Rhodes
Caria and Lycia occupy southeastern Anatolia, opposite the island of Rhodes. Both Miletus (in Caria) and Lycia have sent warriors to aid Troy. Their culture and language are very similar to Lydia.

Rhodes, on the other hand, is staunchly pro-Greek, as are the nearby islands of Cos and Syme. Rhodes is still ruled by descendants of the sun god Helios, whose colossal image graces the city's harbor.

Cyprus
This island is named for its rich copper deposits. The Cyprians are a melting pot of Greek, Anatolian, and Phoenician peoples who violently object to any suggestion that they belong to any of those regions. They primarily worship Greek gods, but revere Aphrodite above all, claiming that the goddess was born upon their island.

Hatti
The Hittites control most of Anatolia, bordering the Aegean city-states in the west, Themiscyra and Mitanni in the east, and Phoenicia and northern Mesopotamia in the south. They have a proud warrior tradition, a comprehensive code of laws, and smiths who can work iron (though this metal is restricted to the ruling caste).

Rumors have reached Colophon of a recent major war between the Hittites and one of their neighbors at the far end of the empire, but the opponent and the outcome are unknown.

The region of Lydia includes the cities of Smyrna (sacked), Clazomenae (sacked), Colophon (attacked twice but survived), and Ephesus (untouched). The majority of Troy's allies lie further north (in the Troad, Dardania, Mysia, Phrygia, and Thrace), but Colophon has allied itself with Troy in the wake of attacks by Greek raiders.

Ephesus, on the Kayster River, was founded by Amazons many generations ago. Many families here claim Amazon ancestry--including both Libyan and Themiscyran tribes--and the current high priestess of Artemis, Achelois, is a Libyan Amazon. It remains one of the principal centers of Artemis worship along the Ionian coast, but so far remains neutral in the Trojan War.

The land of the Amazons, located along the coast between Hatti and Colchis.
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