Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #24
Jan 24th 2023
Name: Feystone Approach
Location: On the eastern edge of the Feystone Woods about 160 miles west of Obermarsh
Population (approx.): 1,100
Brief: In its heydey the Ta’arnan Empire stretched northward along the coasts to either side of the Gold Mountains. Feystone Approach was founded as a meeting place between the Ta’arnans and the local Fey population. As its influence and control waned, many settlements in the north were left to their own devices. Feystone Approach is one of the few trying to maintain its tradition of civil relations with the Elves of the Feystone Woods and the distant population of the City-State of Carasta. Although the roads from west to east have fallen into disrepair, a small number of caravans make the 1-to-2-week journey from Feystone Approach to trade with the coast.
Geography: Feystone Approach was built on a several small hills overlooking the expanse of the woods to the west. The population was once two to four times higher, hence there are a goodly number of empty structures surrounding a smaller inhabited core. The center of town features a great square surrounded by several cathedrals, the town keep and adjoining Lord Mayor’s residence. Feystone Approach is a self-declared Freetown taking great pains to be a peaceful presence compared to some of the more martially inclined manors and villages further south beyond the woods.