Sunday, August 13, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #224

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #224 

August 13th, 2023 

  • Number: 224 

  • Name:  Deep Dive on a Site of Interest: Along the Trave-Inari Highway - Part 7 

  • Location: Across the plains of Ceannar connecting the towns of Reston and Southport 

  • Population (approx.): Varies 

  • Brief:  As the Ceannar Peoples spread westward from the Landing, their travels started the beginning of the City-State's highway system. Prior to the occupation by the Ta’arnan Empire, most of the roads were either simple trails of tamped earth or stretches of cobblestone or gravel roads. After the fall, the leaders of the nascent City-State realized the region needed better roads in order to support trade and military movements. The Trave Peoples, their builder-magicians well versed in construction, stepped up to the task of connecting the City-State. Five centuries later, Ceannar is covered by a network of magicked stone roads crisscrossing the prairies and threading between mountain passes. 

  • Geography: Although Overlook (#8) is the capital of the City-State, the capital of County Trave, Reston, is the hub of the highway network. Notable routes are as follows: 

  • Ceannar Highway – From the border with Noldune at People’s Portal (#8), through Reston and Overlook, ending at East’arbor (#117). 

  • Old Ceannar Highway – A lesser used road along the south edge of the Tuton Maug Spur between Jamsworth Keep (#119) and Taiga (#44) thence to Reston, 

  • Trave-Inari Highway – Main north-south highway technically beginning at Port Voski (#153), heading south through Reston and ending at Southport (#154), 

  • South Coast Highway – Also beginning at People’s Portal (#8), through Pearl City (#8), around Pearl Bay, through Southport and ending at Elfmeet (#116), 

  • Elf Route – From Etalier Campus (#152) south to Elfmeet. 

  • North Coast Highway - A lesser road from the Noldrune border, east to Surecliff (#46) and along the coast past Port Voski and ending where three villages recently disappeared (#13). 

  • The finished highway designs include both turnoffs to allow slow traffic to move out of the way of fast traffic and shelters either enclosed (used for storage, guard posts or as licensed caravansaries) or open (used as shelters versus inclement weather). 

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