Sunday, March 19, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #78

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #78 

Mar 19th, 2023 

  • Number: 78 

  • Name: Skyward Platform 

  • Location: On the ocean off the north coast of Ceannar 

  • Population (approx.): 120 

  • Brief: The City-State of Ceannar is crossed by a Ley Line known locally as Gata Tele (“Great Snake”) for it curves up and down, exiting water or earth, arcing through the sky, and miles later entering earth or water. Centuries ago, Magicians of the Arcane Guild discovered that Gata Tele emerged from the ocean floor off the north coast of Ceannar. Alchemists and Elemental Engineers raised a great stone and metal platform from the ocean floor above the surface. On top they constructed a great circular hall about the Gata Tele with numerous laboratories and chambers facing inward to examine and manipulate the essence. The site is constantly guarded and well-warded for it has been the target of attack by foes including rival magicians, pirate fleets, rogue church elements and numerous monstrous aberrations attracted to the ley line. 

  • Geography: Skyward Platform is comprised of four wide and thick towers rising from the seabed 300 feet (100 m) below the surface. The platform is another 100 feet (30m) above the average sea level. The materials used are designed to withstand storms and impacts from vessels and creatures. The platform is donut shaped, surrounding the ley line, supporting the Great Ring Hall about Gata Tele. Vessels can moor at any of the towers and Skyships can dock at one of 3 spires rising from the Ring Hall. (The structure is similar to the Arcane construction along the Carasta Cascade to the west.) 

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