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Axis
A diagram of the Eternal City of Axis
(Plane)
Titles Eternal City
Sphere Outer Sphere
Alignment Lawful neutral
Denizens Axiomites,
formians,
inevitables,
lawful neutral outsiders,
lawful neutral souls
Description A vast, perfect city

Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 243

Axis (pronounced AK-sihs)[1] is a plane in the Outer Sphere dedicated to universal law unmarred by the struggles between good and evil. It takes the shape of a gigantic city, and exists among the planes of the Outer Sphere as a shining example of perfect order and harmony rising out of the churning Maelstrom. Within the plane's golden barrier walls, the streets are perfectly ordered and clean, the buildings appear as paragons of their respective architectural styles from virtually every culture within the Multiverse, and the natives strive to live in orchestrated harmony. Of course, some would label the plane's perfection hollow, or its beauty verging on sterility, but given the Eternal City's violent history and perhaps precarious present standing, its gods and outsiders alike dismiss such criticism outright.[2]

History

Axis is said to have come under siege from the titans in their war against the gods during the Age of Creation. The defenders of the Eternal City succeeded in defeating the attackers, and left their corpses rotting in the wasteland on Axis' outer limits as a warning to others. Later, the axiomites created the first inevitables to protect Axis from the proteans of the Maelstrom, while the native formians relied on their alliance with the Axis gigas to protect the city. It was the powerful Axis gigas who finally were able to turn the tide against the forces of chaos. After the war, the enormous giants disappeared, but are still said to dwell beneath the cobblestone streets of the city, waiting to defend it again.[3]

Description

The inconceivably large city of Axis spreads out beside the base of Pharasma's Spire toward its neighboring planes, but is separated from them by the Maelstrom.[4] These borders are guarded vigilantly by Axis' inhabitants, as the Maelstrom's chaos is seen as a greater threat than the evil from the River Styx, whose banks pass by Pharasma's Spire itself.[5]

Inhabitants

Within the city there are no shortages of goods or labor, and no social disorder. Its inhabitants work with an almost hive-like mentality to the greater glory of perpetual order. The outer walls overlooking the Maelstrom are guarded by the construct-like inevitables, overseen by their creators, the axiomites.[5]

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