Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Map and Story Block 5

Good Morning everyone,

Continuing our series developing a world a 5 mile square block at a time, we present:

 


Block 5


Scale: 1 square = 1/2 mile

Continuing west along the coast you arrive at the Dwarven capital of Muhr Fahldor.  The city was literally carved from the rock of the cliff, a huge dwarven face of their first king etched into the rock above and the city below.  There are three tiers to the city, with the smallest and the most pretentious of dwarves being at the top and closest to the king’s edifice. The middle tier houses the homes and businesses that provide services to the government and the commerce that keeps the city thriving. On the bottom tier and spreading out from the cliff is the bottom tier where the majority of dwarves live.  These dwarves are the backbone of the city and keep the city running smoothly.  

One of the families that live on the middle tier is the Beryljaw family.  They have five businesses kept in shops that are in a pentagon shape. Urbock Beryljaw is the head of the family and runs a tinkering shop.  His wife, Ustani, is a jeweler who caters to the wives of many of the Dwarven peerage. His brother, Tundean, is a master weaponsmith and is known by dwarves everywhere for creating, “Decimation, the Incarnation of Throbek.” This mighty longsword is said to contain the soul of one of Dwarven greatest rulers.  Urbock other brother is Fomdeth who is a master armorer.  Fomdeth is known for creating decorative armor that doesn’t provide much in the way of protection, but definitely look good.  The shops form the shape of a pentagon with the inner space containing the supplies that they all need.  The Beryljaw family own an iron mine outside of town and Urbock is head of the mining guild for Muhr Fahldor.  The family also live in a manor house on the second tier.  The entire family is known for being friendly and fair.

Next Block: The Inland Mines. 

Text (c) 2017 Heleen Durston and map (c) 2017 Andrew Durston