Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #80

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #80 

Mar 21st, 2023 

  • Number: 80 

  • Name: The Bubbling Flats 

  • Location: About 40 miles southeast of Everblossom Fields (#79) along the Gata Tele Ley Line 

  • Population (approx.): 1,100 (surrounding settlements) 

  • Brief: After diving below the surface at Everblossom Fields, to the northwest, the Gata Tele reemerges from the earth in the center of what is locally known as the Bubbling Flats. The Flats are about 30 square miles of bare earth dotted with hundreds of pools of mud. Those pools, especially near the center of the Flat, bubble and pop constantly and rarely fountain geysers of liquid earth into the skies. Craftsmen (mainly potters) and Spellusers (mainly alchemists) have collected, studied and tried to craft the mud for years with wildly varying results. Some of the finest local ceramics, rivalling the product of Clearview Glassworks (#39), have been produced in kins surrounding the Flats but never repeatably or in large quantities. The local alchemists believe it is simply the nature of the interaction between earth and the Ley Line.  

  • Geography: The Bubbling Flats can be found on the northeastern prairies of Ceannar a half days travel south from the main highway to Overlook, the capital (#8). Two settlements can be found on either side of the Flats; Kilnship, favored by local potters, and Brownstone, favored by local alchemists. Other than the professional population, the villages are very similar. Both host chapels to the Earth God, Pala. The potters also follow the Fire God, Afi’s mask of crafting and kilns. 

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