Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #156
June 5th, 2023
Name: The Danthas Tribal Circle
Location: Southern Tuton Maug hills north of the Danthas River
Population (approx.): 400 (normally) up to 4,000 (festivals and meets)
Brief: The Danthas Tribe have lived between the hills and the river that bears their name since the springs and snowmelt of the Ulu Maug slopes gave life to the Danthas river. They are a people of many aspects, hosting many Kin within their bloodlines. The Danthas have numerous settlements in the hills for both mining and hunting (there being some Dwarves among the Danthas not related to nearby Clans). But they also have many small thorps along the river, where farming and fishing are the primary occupations. In between, Danthas craftsfolk create their wares, from resources from south and north, for merchants to ship and sell along the great highway that crosses their lands. They are closest in minds, hearts and relationships with the Saut across the river in the Wastelands and the Mataf to the east where the river meets the Sea of Hethichol. But the Danthas are wary of the Wosen (#126) and have been for years, hence they support the patrols of the High Plains Drifters (#91) encouraging them to keep an eye on the strange Wildfolk.
Geography: The Tribal Circle of the Danthas can be found on a wide and short mesa at the southern end of the Tuton Maug range. A great avenue connects the circle to the main highway to the south. A great wooden palisade, thick and highly decorated, surrounds the circle, reinforced with stone quarried from the hills to the north. Buildings with sharply pitched rooves, featuring ornate carvings along the ridges of the peaks, rise above the walls. Those structures include the temples to the gods of the Danthas, the Great Circle hall, residences of the permanent caretakers and luxurious accommodations for yearly visits of the Danthas’ Chief and their Council.