The Cities (and Places) within the Underworld

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The Cities (and Places) within the Underworld

Postby Voice Jade » Wed May 28, 2008 8:42 am

It is encouraged that you, citizens of the Underworld, come up with a settlement or two of your own description and also give feedback for what's in place. This thread will house the description of the cities and settlements. The development thread will be used to give feedback and suggestions before being put here. Additions or deletions to each city may be made depending on feedback or suggestions. Further details will also be added as feedback is given. You will note that some of these cities read 'unfinished', but we wanted to give you something.

If you refer to a city (or place) with an 'Underworld' setting in your roleplay, feel free to add information regarding the place to this thread.
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Re: The Cities of the Underworld

Postby Voice Jade » Wed May 28, 2008 9:05 am

Faryen

It is no coincidence that Leto would end up in this city, of all cities. Faryen is renowned for it's decadence and opulence. The city itself is build on a grid, with a Romanesque feel to it. It's main buildings are tall, proud, mostly made of marble. Huge columns extend to the skies, boasting of the wealth of this great city. The seat of power lies in the middle of the city, a huge square of power if you would. From here, orderly roads lead out to the North, East, West, and South sides of the city.

The boisterous din of extravagance are evident as the North side of the city has hawkers peddling their wares, whether it be a silver comb for the lady, or entertainment for the right price. There is frivolity and merriment in abundance in Faryen. and most find themselves lucky to be citizens of this city. Here, the honest businessman may find his shop sitting shoulder to shoulder with one of less savory reputation.

Wealth comes with a price however, and the east side of this city speaks volumes of it's cost. Here the bars are seedier, the homes run down, and an honest man will not walk there at night sure that his life will still be his by morning. Illegal activities are prevalent here, and the entertainment offered would make any proper lady blush.

The West side houses the scholars and artists of the city. It is rumoured that Leto himself has been seen frequently in these parts, as his penchant for the finer things in life would lead him here. Of course the decadent side of him has rumours abounding that he spends quite a bit of his time in the East side also.

The South side is where the nobles and higher ranking military live. The streets are orderly, clean. Here again is the display of wealth associated with Faryen.
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Re: The Cities of the Underworld

Postby Kaz » Mon Jun 02, 2008 5:54 pm

Adding a couple in here.

Lurelyn - a small town outside the the land claimed by the Empire, Islan, or even the various guilds of the Disputed Kingdoms

The town is situated on the coast, as is known to be friendly to smugglers. Overlooking the sea is a small collection of mansion houses owned by the proprieters of several businesses in the town. There is also a dock area, with associated taverns and whorehouses.

Engelsgarten – “Angel’s Garden.” Not a fluffy white, harp playing angel. The original fiery, I-have-a-big-sword-and-know-how-to-use-it angel

This large city is really an island. Three bridges connect it to the mainland, but it is mainly a port city. Enormous spires adorn the expansive buildings of the central town where nobilty resides. These structures are a tribute to a by-gone day of greatness when the city was a gateway to commerce from the breadth of the land. While still appearing beautiful on the surface, corruption of every kind infests the city from high low. Anything can be bought or contracted... even new laws if the current ones do not suit. To an outsider it is chaos embodied; to someone who knows how to work within the unique system it is a model of efficiency (and instant gratification).
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