Friday, February 24, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #55

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #55 

Feb 24th 2023 

  • Number: 55 

  • Name: Canyonview 

  • Location: North bank of the Danthas River south of the Tuton Maug range. 

  • Population (approx.): 3,200 

  • Brief: The stretch of land between the Tuton Maug mountains and the north bank of the Danthas River is some of the most well-travelled land of the City-State, featuring a major highway connecting Blackstone Fortress (#15) to Aai Lau (#21). Canyonview is the largest of a number of “North Bank” settlements on the ridges created as the Danthas below carves its way eastward to the ocean. The town hosts a large open-air market, supplied by farms and ranches in the surrounding hills, numerous industries and a fair number of businesses that cater to travelers who visit for the views into Danthas Canyon.  

  • Geography: Canyonview fills the long rectangular space between the highway and the canyon, spilling over in places to the north side of the road. The center of town is wide open square that hosts daily markets with both permanent and transient vendors selling prepared foodstuffs, crafted goods and local meats, fruits and vegetables. Stores and residences surround the market square. The large town hall sits across the road, which hosts both events (dances and feasts) and local government functions. There are no walls or defenses as the canyon to the south cannot be easily climbed and the famed Highway Patrol keeps watch on the hills to the north. 

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