Monday, October 23, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #295

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #295 

October 23rd, 2023 

  • Number: 295 

  • Name: Deep Dive on a Site of Interest:  Skyfall – Part 1 

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

  • Population (approx.): 151 

  • Brief: The eastern coast of Taodeas, at the edges of Launi and Mataf tribal lands, is a wind-swept rugged coastline subject to storms rolling onshore from the depths of the Sea of Hethichol. During one such storm, perhaps half a year or so ago, the skies lit up off the coast southeast of the Mataf Tribal Circle (#158) and northeast of the Lotus Delta (#274) of the Danthas River, a streak of flame or lightning stabbed down from the heavens into Low Tide Island. The event caused a terrible peal of thunder followed by rumbling heard by locals hiding from the weather in the cellars of their homes on the mainland or riding out the storm further out to sea. When the rains eased and the clouds cleared, fishers, returning to small harbor of Felka Cove, observed the island appeared different but passed off the change to the morning fog blurring their view. 

  • Geography: The coast of Taodeas is irregular with numerous coves, sand and rocky beaches and small islands close to the shore. Coran Island (also know as Low Tide Isle) is one of the largest, about 12 miles long north to south but perhaps 4 miles at its widest. It is close enough to the mainland that one can hike to the island during low tide, hence its name. Felka Cove is a small fishing village two miles south of the low tide crossing to the island. During the storm, an object of unknown origin struck the south end of Coran Island significantly changing its geography, shaking timbers and rattling crockery in Felka Cove and further inland. 

  • Next Article: Over the course of this week, we’ll present some of the notable people, happenings and plot threads of the events of the “Skyfall” onto Coran Island. 

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