Sunday, January 8, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #8

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States 

Jan 8th 2023 

  • Number: 8 

  • Name: Overlook, Capital of Ceannnar 

  • Location: In the center of the Flattop Hills of Ceannar. 

  • Population (approx.): 14,700 

  • Brief:  The Ceannar People of this City-State pre-date the Ta’arnan Empire and primarily make their homes in the eastern two-thirds of this realm. Originally built as the People’s permanent winter home, Overlook started as a small keep on a large mesa in the center of the Flattop Hills, which run south to north across the eastern half of Ceannar. As the People grew, their home, eventually named Overlook, grew in size to cover most of the mesa. In 73 FC, after defeating the remaining Ta’arnan Legions on the plains to the west, Baroness Eldest Ceannar raised the flag of the City-State above the central citadel, declaring Overlook the capital of the new Barony.  

  • Geography: The Flattop Hills run north to south across Ceannar. Overlook covers a large mesa roughly halfway along the range. The primary defenses of the city are an encircling wall along the edge of the hill and the 100-to-200-foot steep rise of the mesa itself. Within the outer walls, additional walls divide the city into in wards either held by various allied Peoples or dedicated to specific functions (industry, businesses, churches, tenements, etc.). A second rise, in the center of the hill, lifts Ceannar Castle into view. The Castle features outer and inner walls with a dry moat in between, numerous towers and a taller central citadel home to the current royal family.  

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