Sunday, April 16, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #106

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #106 

April 16th, 2023 

  • Number: 106 

  • Name: Crystalview 

  • Location: Western slopes of the Tuton Maug near the Crystalheart Spires 

  • Population (approx.): 630 

  • Brief: Crystalview is a small town of two aspects and ages. The old village, mostly underground, was founded by Dwarves centuries ago to exploit the debris from the event that created the Crystalheart Spires (#7). The new village, mostly on the surface, caters to the curious and the religious who seek to view the peaks. Common to both are a half-dozen shops, whose business is the resale of raw crystals, unusual stones and related crafted items such as jewelry and crystalware. At the east end of the village is a chapel to MalaLoa with a view of the spires. The mining half of Crystalview persists even as the mundane businesses wax and wane with the interest in the mountains. 

  • Geography: Crystalview sits on a slope in the Tuton Maug range about 10 miles west of the Crystalheart Spires (#7) and about 30 miles east of the plains of Noldrune. It can be reached by a narrow road that is generally in good condition but subject to blockage by landslides (due to earthquake or rain) or avalanche during winter. A tricky overland trail connects the village to the Spires. (If one has connections, the Dwarven mining tunnels are an easier walk.) 

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