Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States
Jan 1st 2023
Location: North coast of Noldrune
Population (approx.): 20,100
Brief: Belladorn is the capital of the City-State of Noldrune. Originally a small fishing village on a bay settled centuries ago, during the rise of the Ta’arnan Empire, Belladorn became an important trade and naval hub for the Empire. The village grew rapidly from town to city, with substantial fortifications surrounding the center of Belladorn, overseen from a large castle on a rise overlooking the harbor. Through strength of arms and politics, House Noldrune came to control the city and surrounding areas. Currently the rulers of the City-State, House Claid, make their home in Belladorn with relatives living in a number of Manors within the walls and nearby.
Geography: Belladorn is a roughly circular city with the harbor along the coast to the north and Claid Keep to the south, the inner walls stretching from the keep in great arcs to the waterfront enclosing the wealthier neighborhoods, the trading houses and government. A second lesser wall encloses the bulk of the city’s lesser neighborhoods, business, entertainment and industrial wards. Avenues exit the city to become highways heading west and east along the coast and south inland. Belladorn’s economy is centered about trade, fishing and shipbuilding, competing with the City-State of Carasta to the west to win over contracts with the great City-States to the north.