Thursday, March 16, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #75

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #75 

Mar 16th, 2023 

  • Number: 75 

  • Name: Ceannar View Blind at the Skywatch Observatory 

  • Location: Mount Skywatch, on the border of Ceannar and Noldrune. 

  • Population (approx.): 50 

  • Brief: Skywatch Observatory was founded by astronomers and astrologers of a civilization that pre-dated the Ta’arnan Empire. It has been used and abandoned for the centuries since. In late Ta’arnan rule, priests of the Air, Day and Night gathered at Skywatch to make observations of the skies during both day and night. The NSS realized that with the right spell or ritual, one might be able to keep an eye on the plains of Ceannar to the east, so they recruited clerics and seers to establish the Ceannar View Blind at the Observatory. The ordinary and enchanted lenses in the towers allow long range scouting of military movements near the border and some magical activities. 

    Geography: Mount Skywatch is the tallest point in the northeast spur of the Tuton Maug. The spur branches from the Tuton Maug near the source of the Lanumag River and extends northeast into Ceannar and along the north coast. The observatory is comprised of a central keep complex, with numerous large windows, small balconies and tower-top platforms. It is surrounded by a number of outbuildings including residences, offices and 3 chapels (Air, Light and Dark). The staff at Skywatch have a cordial relationship with the Dwarves of Firewalker Ridge (#47) just to the east in Ceannar. The Blind keeps an eye on the Dwarves and NSS expects the Dwarves watch Skywatch for Ceannar as well.

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