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Pityus is a town or small city of the Shadowlands, in the far south of the southern continent, that was mentioned twice by Willow Swan in Shadow Games.

Pityus has the unfortunate distinction of being the very first place known to be conquered by one or more of the four mysterious Shadowmasters. Like all Shadowlands locations, it was south of the Main river. Since Swan specified that it is about 400 miles southeast of Taglios, Pityus might be roughly 265 miles east of the much larger city of Dejagore.

Shadow Games[]

As it was not considered an important location, the fall of Pityus had been unnoticed as far north as Taglios. Kiaulune and Tragevec – two much larger cities – were the next to become part of the Shadowlands. Then, only after the cities of Six and Fred were conquered, did the leadership of Taglios actually became concerned about the threat which the Shadowmasters posed to their sovereignty. Willow Swan recounted this to Croaker and Lady during their meeting with the Prahbrindrah Drah and the city fathers of Taglios during Shadow Games.

Pityus is not mentioned again in the Annals. But, given its relative proximity to Dejagore, it was presumably liberated from the Shadowlands by the Taglian armies serving under the command of the Black Company within a few years after the Siege of Dejagore was lifted. It was certainly liberated before the Battle of Charandaprash.

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