Source: Shadow of the Storm Tyrant, pg(s). 73
Axis gigas are a race of gigas created by the titans from the very substance of the plane of Axis. They are allies of the native formians, who used the Axis gigas to turn the tide in battle against the invading proteans and other foes from the Maelstrom aeons ago. They disappeared from view after the war, but are said to still lie beneath the streets and grassy hillocks of the Eternal City, ready to protect it should other resistance from within Axis prove insufficient.