Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States
Jan 3rd 2023
Location: Westernmost Noldrune where the Noldrune River begins from Lake Loloto Pogisa
Population (approx.): 2,300
Brief: Riverbourne is the westernmost settlement of Noldrune, sitting where the Noldrune river emerges from Lake Loloto Pogisa and flows north and east to Staplefish Bay forming the western border of the City-State. A variety of Kin have lived along the lake and river for centuries, the size and number of settlements ebbing and flowing with time and tide. Riverbourne is currently the largest permanent town, hosting the riverine navy that patrols the waters for the Baron protecting the local fisherfolk and traders who sail barges north and south. The sole defensive fortifications consist of a wall around the outskirts of the town, pierced by several gates, to protect vs. Mounted raiders or creatures from the mountains and plains to the south.
Geography: Riverbourne is spread out across both land and water, the latter via a number of permanent docks and semi-permanent floating platforms connected by wooden walkways. The dryland half of town is a fairly traditional arrangement of homes and businesses surrounding a central hall featuring a large cathedral to lake specific aspect of Vai of the Waters. Outside the walls are a number of caravan fields to support traders headed south to Taodeas and eastward.