Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States - #4

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States

Jan 4th 2023 

  • Number: 4 

  • Name: Vaitaus (Lake’s Edge) 

  • Location:  Western edge of the Lanu Maug (Hills of Red Rock) overlooking Lake Loloto Pogisa. 

  • Population (approx.): 500-600 

  • Brief:  Vaitus is a Dwarven settlement carved into the stone of the ridges extending from the end of the Lanu Maug into the waters of Loloto Pogisa. The site is one of the larger Dwarven holds of the region, ruled by one of 4 Dwarf Lords who control the Lanu Maug. Vaitus has overlooked the lake for centuries, pre-dating the Ta’arnan Empire and perhaps several others. Given its isolated location, the inhabitents are rarely seen except by sharp-eyed travelers on the lake who spot the Dwarves on the numerous balconies carved into the cliff faces.  

  • Geography:  Vaitus occupies a several hundred-foot-high spur of red rock extending into the lake. The inside has been hollowed to create numerous interconnected chambers some with windows or balconies peering out over the water. The debris from centuries of excavation forms slopes of talus from cliffside down deep under the surface. The locals think there may be doors at the base, opening on to the lake, because rarely fisherfolk have seen strange boats, apparently made of stone, traversing the water. 

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