Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #172

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #172 

June 21st, 2023 

  • Number: 172 

  • Name: Regions, Capitals and Notable Leaders of the Wastelands: The Severed Churches 

  • Location: Western slopes of the Ulu Maug, east of the central wasted plains. 

  • Population (approx.): 150,000 inhabitants (mostly in 2 different areas) over 15,000 square miles. 

  • Brief: At the height of the Ta’arnan Empire a great city of the Six was built in the northern plains (the present-day central Wastelands) with avenues leading to six great cathedral-citadels of each of the Gods. Then the Empire died and in its death throes four of the churches disappeared; Fire submerged somewhere under The Rolling Green (#101), Air destroyed becoming The Lost Peak (#30), Water apparently enveloped by South Plains Tar (#68) and Earth lost in the ruined lands to the south. Of the fate of the central city, less said the better. Only the churches to the Light, Heliostat Citadel (#69), and Dark, The Citadel of the Five Passages of Night (#34), survive to this day. Each is surrounded by, supported by and protects small settlements of surviving adherents and other Ta’arnans. These small church-states keep a wary eye on each other as well as the raiders from the Monastery of the Passage (#136). Malam’s Chosen (of Light), Bala Fearghail, is a dour, wistful sort, his light turning dim or perhaps gray as he ages. Poul’s Blessed (of Dark), Ahmose Auor, is a young light-hearted soul, she dances in the darkness, bathed in moon and starlight.  

  • Geography: The Severed Churches describes a region of the western Ulu Maug and the plains beyond containing both Churches of Dark, in the northwest corner, and Light, opposite in the southeast corner. Both are surrounded by small villages and thorps one to two day’s travel on foot from the cathedrals. A smaller number of settlements dot the hills of the Ulu Maug connected by game trails and wagon paths. 

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