Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #117
April 27th, 2023
Location: Eastern coast of Ceannar on the ocean
Population (approx.): 3,300
Brief: East’arbor is one of the oldest settlements of Ceannar, if not of the whole region. A safe deep-water anchorage, it was settled by the Ceannar Peoples soon after their arrival on the shores of the continent. From East’arbor, settlers moved inland, quickly filling the plains between the coasts and Flattop Hills, and sailors explored north and south, mapping the coast, finding potential harbors and other sites of note. Although Overlook (#8) is the center of Ceannar, many feel East’arbor is the soul of Ceannar and retains some of the spirit of the Peoples ancestral home to the far east. East’arbor, being the largest port near Overlook, continues to serve has a hub for the City-State's Navy and hosts much of the seaborne trade traffic to Noldrune and Taodeas.
Geography: East’arbor sits on the east coast of Ceannar at the end of a natural inlet, just west of East Point Light (#10). It is shielded from most ocean storms by the land to the east and a long barrier island 20 miles to the southeast. The town is dominated by the ancient harbor and its piers, docks, warehouses and businesses all overlooked by First Landing Castle, ancient home to the Lord Mayor, their family, a sea gods cathedral and the headquarters of the town guard. The central keep is several millennia old, made of ancient magicked stone, and has been rebuilt and expanded several times. Past the curtain wall that protects the harbor district and the keep, the town spreads out to the west onto the plains, about a main highway headed to Overlook in the distant hills.