Thursday, January 5, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #5

 Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States

Jan 5th 2023 

  • Number: 5 

  • Name: Smuggler’s Way 

  • Location: Southeastern Noldrune along the border with Taodeas 

  • Population (approx.): Not Applicable 

  • Brief: The east slopes of the Tuton Maug (Central Mountains) of Noldrune have long been a wild and rugged land. The population sticks toward the eastern coast, near the border with Ceannar or along the rivers leading to the seas. Thus, there has formed a corridor of badlands where the Baron of Noldrune and his Constables exert little control. Years of traverse by bandits has ground a trail into the earth through narrow mountain passes and across sparse terrain known as Smuggler’s Way. Small insular settlements dot the route filled with hardscrabble folk who ask few questions. Currently Smuggler’s Way is ruled by a gang of criminals known as the Baron’s Bastards as a number of their members haved served and been rejected by royalty in years past. 

  • Geography: Smuggler’s way unofficially begins in the north of Noldune near the source of the Lanumag River on the slopes of the Tuton Maug. It extends over a hundred miles south along the foothills and then winds through mountain passes at the border of Taodeas, just east of the source of the Tauoi River, and ends on the grasslands of Taodeas 


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