Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #296

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #296 

October 24th, 2023 

  • Number: 296 

  • Name: Deep Dive on a Site of Interest:  Skyfall – Part 2 

  • Location: Eastern coast of the City-State of Taodeas along the Sea of Hethichol 

  • Population (approx.): 151 (Felka Cove) 

  • Brief: Sheltered. The word describes many aspects of life in Felka Cove. The thorp is sheltered from the mainland by the coast hills, nestled against their base along the water. The people are distant from their relatives inland, barely part of the Mataf Tribe. Felka Cove is protected from the storms of the Sea of Hethichol by the bulk of Coran Island rising from the ocean across a narrow channel. The tiny chapel of the Vai the Ocean sheltered everyone in the cellar when the storm raged outside, the skies blazed white, the land roared, and the seas surged across the beach and back into the channel. Coran Island was changed but the locals paid it no heed, they simply chose to sail north about the isle when the currents to the south became strange and the fish, they caught, were odd and malformed. The folk of Felka Cove remained sheltered until a scaled figure of blue and silver walked out of the ocean and turned their world upside down. 

  • Nemes (Nem) Munugath, 65, male Triton, is an emissary for the Molten Caste Tribe. He is short, just slightly over five feet. His long, deep blue hair flows freely down his back. His body is silver with hints of aqua blue in various places. His eyes are violet, and he has fins on his arms. Nem is a curious person and enjoys meeting many sorts of people. He wears free-flowing clothing in shades of aqua and blue. His clothes have a variety of seashells attached as decorations. Nem carries a ceremonial staff from his tribe, which he can use as a weapon. 

  • Nem is visiting the area of the meteorite to determine its effects on the marine life in the area. Some fish from the area of the meteorite got word to his tribe. Nem came as soon as he could and began talking with the fish. He soon discovered that some plants near the meteorite had started to glow. Several fish ingested the glowing plants and quickly fell ill. Nem took the information he gathered and went to Felka Cove to talk to the Elders and see what they thought.  

  • Nem's wife, Uthyn, 63, female Triton, is a farmer. She grows various crops and helps care for her grandchild, Carzas, 7, Triton. Nem and Uthyn live in a lovely sea cave, and Uthyn works the land nearby. Nem's best friend is Jaddas Alunsath, 70, male Triton. They love to bet on the sea horse races and joke about old times together. 

  • Geography: Felka Cove (location 1 see below) can be found on the coast of Taodeas southeast of the Mataf Tribal Circle (#158) and east of north of the Lotus Delta (#274) of the Danthas River. A channel, called the Run due to the currents near low tide, separates the thorp from Coran Island to the east. About 4 miles north is a sandy bar connecting the island to the mainland at low tide. The folk of Felka have explored the island in the past but as far as they know, noone lives there except for a variety of flora (small trees, brush, long grasses) and fauna (cliff goats, long tailed rabbits and coast foxes). 

  • The Molten Caste Tribe live on the continental slope southeast of Coran Island (location 2 see below). They typically hunt and farm the deeps further east and south, avoiding the fishing boats, with their hooks and nets, of the surface dwellers. Nem learned from the fish that the great impact that buffeted their village with undersea currents six months ago, collapsed a large chunk of Coran Island into the seas, and created a great swath of rock and earth across the seabed (location 3 see below). 

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