Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #324

Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #324

November 21st, 2023

  • Number: 324

  • Name: Deep Dive on an Area of Interest: Diocese of the Taq’Alay’Sut - Part 2

  • Location: Northeast corner of the City-State of Ceannar

  • Population (approx.): 9,450 (Parish of Qha)

  • Brief: Upon their arrival on the shores of Sudeben, the individual priests of the Cean Peoples spread throughout the newly settled lands to minister to their flocks. The core of each Church, the liturgical scholars, elders and ritualists among them, stayed close to the coast and to each other. A single spot was selected where the Taq’Alay’Sut would meet as a whole and then each church found their own suitable home nearby. For the priests of Qha, this was a singular hill that afforded excellent unobstructed views of both sunrise and sunset. Here the Tower of Light was raised, the church’s high priest ruling from the summit.

    • Eada Brightwalker, female Human, 56, is a cleric of Qha, the god of Day and Light. She is of average height and chubby. Her face is oval, and she has tinted her black hair with gold dye. Eada's eyes are acorn brown, and she has pretty long eyelashes. She wears white robes with golden accents and carries a gnarled wooden staff. Her disposition is cheery, thoughtful, and righteous.

    • Eada is the head cleric at the temple of Light in the Liturgical States. She is also the 'glue' that holds the Churches of the Six (Taq’Alay’Sux) together. Some of her duties include a weekly meeting with each one of the five other temples. Then, on the sixth day, all heads meet to discuss pertinent issues. On the seventh day, each church has services that the public attends. Eada also walks around her parish and converses with all she meets. She sees it as her duty to strengthen people's faith by being present.

    • Eada lives in a vicarage off to the side of the Tower of Light. It is small, with just room enough for both her and her husband, Arnet, 60, male Human, to live. Arnet works as a florist, filling the temple with flowers on the weekend. Eada's best friend is Pepi Runestar, 45, male Human. The two of them enjoy fly-fishing and then cooking what they catch. Eada also hosts a meditative prayer group that anyone can attend.

  • Geography: Diocese of Taq’Alay’Sut is a roughly square block of Ceannar bounded by ocean to the north, East’arbor (#117, location 1 see below) to the east, Boarfang Mountain (#253) to the west and the main highway to the south. The Parish of Qha is centered about the Tower of Light (location 2) in the western portion of the Diocese. It covers about 425 square miles of pastoral terrain rising slightly to the west (toward Flattop Hills). Eada travels weekly to meet the leaders of the other 5 Parishes at the Hall of the Taq’Alay’Sut (location 3) central to the Diocese (16 miles from the Tower and 29 miles from East’arbor). 


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