Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #118
April 28th, 2023
Location: Along Ceannar’s central highway north of the Gnarlwylde and west of Overlook
Population (approx.): 1200
Brief: As the Peoples of Ceannar explored across the land, they encountered the chaotic tangle that is the Gnarlwylde (#81) and deemed it prudent to skirt the site when establishing the highways of the City-State. The infrequent appearance of the airborne Wyrdwood Torus (#84) was less of a consideration. Woodsedge was founded in the northern portion of mundane woods around the Gnarlwylde along the main trail from east to west. It plays host to a small campus of the six churches, home to resident druids and animists who study the area, and a small chantry of the Arcane Guild, whose magicians and alchemists undertake similar exploration. A company of Ceannar Rangers patrols the region as unusual creatures have been known to exit the Gnarlwylde and run wild in the surrounds.
Geography: Woodsedge is in the center of Ceannar along the central highway, 2 days travel west of the capital Overlook. The small town features typical roadside amenities such as inns, general merchants and caravan fields plus a variety of woodland-related businesses (carpenters, herbalists, woodcarvers and the like). Several businessfolk maintain cabins in the mundane woods that they rent to those interested in sometimes risky business of foraging or hunting the fringes of the Gnarylwylde. There is no wall about Woodsedge, but the perimeter features guard platforms built above ground in the trees overlooking the area.