The Battle of Khion
Diodotos thought that the village of the Khionites would be easy to take, but he was mistaken.
For as his men entered the village, they heard the sound of a war cry echoing through the hills. It was the roar of the great king Phylhomenes and his warriors, who had returned from the hunt. The arrows rained down on the Armenians like a deadly hailstorm, and Diodotos knew that they needed help.
And so, with a fierce determination in his heart, Diodotos raised his war horn to his lips and blew a long, piercing blast. The sound echoed across the land, and soon, the hills were alive with the sound of marching warriors. The men of Bholuros had heard their hero's call to arms, and they were coming to his aid.
As they arrived on the battlefield, they quickly formed ranks and charged towards the enemy lines. The clash of swords and shields was deafening, and the sky was darkened with the smoke of battle. The warriors of Phylhomenes fought bravely, but they were no match for the overwhelming numbers of the Armenian army. In the end, it was Diodotos and his men who emerged victorious. The remaining warriors of Phylhomenes fled into the western mountain passes, where they took refuge at the shores of the outer sea and established a new kingdom.
And so it was that Diodotos returned to his ships with the two white horses of Khion that he had promised to his father, the Sun. The horses were a sight to behold, with shimmering coats and lightning-fast speed. Diodotos knew that his father would be pleased with the gifts, and he set sail for home.
And the people of Armenia hailed him as their hero and king, for his bravery in battle and his unwavering devotion to his father had earned him the respect and admiration of all. And though the sun continued to move slowly across the sky, time no longer seemed to stand still, for the memory of Diodotos' deeds lived on, inspiring generations of heroes to come.
An interesting point about this legendary tale is that the archaeological record confirms a rapid centralisation of power back in the Armenian homeland around this time. It seems that Diodotos may very well have become the first king to extend his undisputed rule over not just Khion, but also Armenia. There is evidence of a ruling elite residing at the hill of Bholuros in the Armenian homeland from around this time.
(this is just a belated continuation, nothing new has happened recently)