The core of the Holy Empire of Ionia, and its political and culture center, the Holy City of Thaksis administers the entire empire, allocating resources as needed. Soldiers and officials from Thaksis were especially highly regarded for their talents.
Located near the eastern coast, the city is protected to the south by the Great Wall of Achlites, to the west by natural mountains, and to the north by the Great Bridge and the Floating Fortress of Torgia.
It is an immense city, far larger than any other in all the land. With beautiful architecture and many trees lining the streets, the people of Thaksis were immensely proud, if a touch snobbish, about their home. The enormous Yggdrasilian Palace dominated the city's skyline.
The hero and company visited Thaksis early in the HIY 300 Teras Pharma war. When the Vermilion Axe rose in rebellion, the Great Bridge was destroyed by the Floating Fortress, cutting off immediate access to the city.
By the time the Yggdrasilian Throne's misdeeds had been uncovered and the hero's company marched on the city to end the bitter state of affairs, the city was all but abandoned by its fearful citizenry, save for a handful of enterprising shopkeepers.
Following the fall of the barrier, Thaksis continued to serve as the administrative center of the land, organizing and supplying the various migrant caravans in all time periods.