Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #11

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States

Jan 11th 2023 

  • Number: 11

  • Name: The Haunted Spires

  • Location: Where the Flattop Hills meet the Ocean on Ceannar's Southern Shore

  • Population (approx.): None known (surface) but others rumored (undersea)

  • Brief: Millennia ago, where the Flattop Hills meet the ocean, the action of sea, storm and tide carved the hills into sharp cliffs and narrow spires. Centuries that wear and tear exposed something Corrupt to the surface world. Its influence caused Wind and Earth to conspire to drive sailing vessels into the crushing and cutting embrace of the rocks just below the surface of the sea. Sun-bleached bone and wind-worn wood covers the narrow stone shores in a blanket of death and debris. Navigators and Sailors give the coast a wide berth for it is said that the spirits of the dead remain at their posts and creatures of the subsurface prey upon any survivors in the choppy waters. Those aquatic Kin worship some Dark Mask of Storm and Death.

    Geography: The Haunted Spires are a section of coastline about 50 to 60 miles long (80 to 100 km). The land is generally uninhabitable being barren angular rock and stone, frequently lashed by unnatural gales exploding from the sea to the south. Flora and fauna avoid the shores, rarely coming within 5 miles (8 km) of the water. There are no known settlements in the area and the coast road detours well inland in a great arc. But rumor of riches in the wrecks does call the foolhardy adventurer, thief or wrecker to their likely doom.

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