Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #60

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #60 

Mar 1st 2023 

  • Number: 60 

  • Name: The Palace of Light and Water 

  • Location: Western shores of Lake Loloto Pogisa 

  • Population (approx.): 800 (off season) to 1,500+ (summer) 

  • Brief:  Built at the height of the Ta’arnan Empire, this church-supported resort, the Palace of Light and Water, was always a source of controversy among adherents of the Six Gods. Most followers of Malam and Vai had no issue with the overt hedonism in celebration of their gods. The followers of the other Four and even some of the Two found the Palace to be offensive and perhaps even heretical. The popularity of the Palace waxed and waned, once or two even being severely damaged by rioters and looters. With the fall of Ta’arna and rise of the Guild City-State, the Palace’s prominence has slowly risen with a more conversative presentation of celebration, supported by various Guilds (Courtesans, Harpers, Innkeepers and others with a financial stake) and a few remaining longtime worshippers of Malam and Vai. 

  • Geography: The Palace of Light and Water is a large resort complex on Lake Loloto Pogisa about a day’s travel by carriage or sedan chair from Riverbourne to the east. An ornate hotel sits on the shores, surrounded by supporting entertainments and businesses. The beaches are clean, dotted with chairs and umbrellas, with rowboats, paddleboats and yachts dotting the lake. Residences, merchants and farms fan outward into the nearby hills. A well-paid Cohort provided by the Mercenaries’ Guild keeps order throughout the area.  

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