This page holds the relevant maps, diagrams and photographs that might be helpful to readers in understanding the world described in the tale of 'Legionary: Empire of Shades'.
The fragments of the legions well-beaten at Adrianople were driven to the edges of Thracia, some, like the XI Claudia, no doubt taking refuge in the heights of the wintry Rhodope Mountains. Up there they would have suffered nightmares of the Adrianople defeat and felt a sense of hopelessness - their emperor was dead and their homeland had been conquered.
But a new emperor would come, with promises of turning the Gothic War around. Theodosius I made the city of Thessalonica his base of operations.
Thessalonica and it's famous Galerius Rotunda.
Yet in order to repair his critically-depleted armies, Theodosius would be forced to look to the most unexpected of places for fresh recruits... the lands of Barbaricum! Here is a shot of the Carpates (Carpathian) Mountains, just north of the Roman borders.
Another shot of the thickly-wooded Carpates Mountains.
Stage 1 of the Gothic War: Revolt!
Stage 2 - pillage!
And finally... war and victory. That's where Legionary: Empire of Shades begins - in a fallen land.
Wonders such as Constantinople were now more like refuges - one of the few places in Thracia still under imperial control thanks to its sturdy walls.
The Roman Empire circa 379 AD.
The Gothic-occupied Diocese of Thracia and the Epicentre of the Gothic Wars circa 379 AD.
High command structure of the Eastern Roman Empire circa 378 AD.