The city of Antillus is one of the High Cities of Alera, namesake for the house of Antillus. The city of Antillus and the surrounding regions and territories are ruled by High Lord and Lady of the House of Antillus; during the Codex Alera series, they are High Lord Antillus Raucus and Lady Antillus Dorotea.
The city is located in the extreme north-west of Alera, bordered by the sea on the west and the Shieldwall on the North. Along with Phrygia on the far east, the Legions and Citizenry of Antillus maintain and man the Shieldwall, the massive bastion between the Aleran people and the Icemen Tribes of the North.
The House of AntillusEdit
Both Antillus and Phrygia are staunch supporters of the House of Gaius.
As the seat of the House of Antillus, the city and surrounding territories bear the colours of the House of their High Lord: Sky-Blue on Deep Blue. In Cursor's Fury, Tavi states that "Max had once Remarked that the city colors had been chosen based on what shade the skin of one's . . . Well, parts, assumed when exposed to the weather in winter and autumn, respectively."
The Legions protecting the city and manning the Shieldwall are the First, Second and Third Antillan. These legions are almost unceasingly occupied with the constant assaults of the Ice Men. As such, the Shield Wall Legions see a comparatively large amount of action.
The Legions of Antillus bare the Heraldic design of Three Scarlet Diagonal Bars; " though upon several helmets and shields, Isana saw a more graphic representation of the heraldic design, evidently painted on by individual legionares: three ragged, bloody wounds, as if torn by the claws of one of the massive northern bears" Princep's Fury.