Saturday, January 14, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #14

 Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States

Jan 14th 2023 

  • Number: 14 

  • Name: Orchard Hills 

  • Location: Southern slopes of the hills in the northwest corner of Ceannar near the border with Noldrune 

  • Population (approx.):  numerous villages of 100-300 persons 

  • Brief:  Orchard Hills is home to a variety of farming communities tending to many acres of orchards spread across the southern slopes of the western hills of Ceannar. The area produces a number of fruits such as grapes and apples, and attendant derivative products such as ciders and wines. A number of roads lead south from the hills to trading towns along the central roads of the City-States. The region is rich in produce and was subject to a notable struggle between Ceannar and Noldrune during the early days of the City-States. Eventually Ceannar prevailed and the border was set further west on a north-south line between Red Water Bay in the south and the Lesser Staplefish Bay in the north. 

  • Geography:  Orchard Hills is a section of a large spur of the Tuton Maug which runs from Noldrune, near the source of the Lanumag River, west north west along the coast into Ceannar, eventually petering out. The southern slopes are insulated from the ill-effects of any fierce weather off of the Staplefish Bay but enjoy goodly rainfall throughout the year.  


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