Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #45

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #45 

Feb 14th 2023 

  • Number: 45 

  • Name: Long’s Sandy Isle 

  • Location: 2nd largest island between the Red Water Bay and the ocean off the coast of Ceannar 

  • Population (approx.):  1,250 (Winter) to 3,000 or more (Summer) 

  • Brief: Long’s Sandy Isle, the origin of the name is lost to history, is a favorite summer watering hole for the locals in the settlement around the southern bays of the City-State. The winter population is spread among a half-dozen settlements, most along the bayside shores, consisting of mostly fisherfolk and traders. As the day lengthens and the sun dries out the winter rains, locals take the short ferry ride from the mainland and pitch their tents and canopies above the high tide line on the white sand beaches of the oceanside shores. The nights are filled with song and story, food and drink, the numerous firepits and bonfires forming a line of twinkling lights that can be seen from miles away. The island’s fauna and flora have been tamed for centuries and the naval base to the west, facing Noldrune, keeps the shores free from bandits or buccaneers. 

  • Geography:  Long’s Sandy Isle is an irregularly shaped island, resembling a lady’s boot or shoe to some mapmakers, about 25 miles long (west to east) and perhaps 12 miles at its widest (north to south, across the western edge). Most of the shoreline is covered sandy beaches broken up by stretches of pebbles or rocky ridges extending into the seas. 

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