(Medium Kingdom) -- The major sea power of the Hyborian Age, proud
sweeps the western sea from Vanaheim to the Black Kingdoms. Wealthy
beyond its size. Argos seldom lacks for funds either to war or to weave
reaching webs of intrigue as the situation dictates. Natural enemy of
Zingara and secret supporters of the Barachan pirates, the Argosseans
may very possibly prove the ultimate rulers of the Hyborian Age.
Know, my Lord, that the seafaring kingdom of Argos was founded upon the
ruins of the ancient and evil empire of Acheron. Long ago, forbearers
of the Zingarans and Shemites, together with a mix of Hyborian tribes,
threw down the southern portion of Acheron in a tumult of fire and
sword. Less than a hundred years later, these, our forefathers, had
united to form the first rude kingdom of Argos.
The first Argossean fathers learned much from the culture which they
had destroyed, and soon they began to rebuild the cities they had
shattered, learning the love of saltwater and wind upon the few sailing
vessels which remained undestroyed from the sack of Acheron. Thy people
of Argos throve naturally upon the sea and, from the mist of time to
this day, they have become master sailors and traders. Zingara is a
jealous neighbor and has ever considered the land of Argos to be
rightfully hers. She has become a rival sea power as well as a constant
On this day, the coast of Argos is fringed with vast trading cities
through which the wealth of empires flows by day and the ransom of
kings by night. To this thou wert born to rule, and rule proudly. Heed
well now my words, Great One, as I report to thee of the length and
breadth of thy kingdom.
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