Friday, January 27, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #27

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #27 

Jan 27th 2023 

  • Number: 27 

  • Name: The Lost Resort 

  • Location: The island of Solom Auro off the coast north of Feystone Woods and west of the Mountains of Gold. 

  • Population (approx.):  100-120 

  • Brief:  At the height of the Ta’arnan Empire, the rich and powerful gathered and hobnobbed at sites across the breadth of the continents. One of those sites was the resort island of Solom Auro (literally Retreat of Gold). As the Empire collapsed, the rich vanished leaving the local caretakers behind. Buildings were shuttered, then cannibalized or raided, and then eventually decayed and even collapsed. The inhabited areas condensed into a small fishing village on the east side of the island where the weather and waters were favorable. With no country or noble claiming Solom Auro, the locals have self-governed for the past 500 years, trading with similar friendly small settlements on the mainland. 

  • Geography:  Solom Auro is a hilly forested island of about 50 square miles. Its northeastern most point is but a mile or two from the nearest point of the mainland, across a narrow strait. The main harbor on the south coast has been abandoned for years and mostly reclaimed by nature. Most of the manors of rich and nobles, that dotted the inland hills, are in a similar state. A single settlement, with no name of note, sits on the east coast facing the mainland. The inhabitants are a mix of fishers, farmers and hunters with a crafter or two and a priest to the local gods. 

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