Settlements and Sites of the Four City-States #309
November 6th, 2023
Name: Deep Dive on an Area of Interest: The Journey to Rest – Part 1
Location: Along the Segnem River between the Ulu Maug and the Danthas River in the Wastelands
Population (approx.): Varies
Brief: The collapse of the Ta’arnan Empire and the failure of the churches and nobles of the Wastelands to form any sort of cohesive state (like the four City-States to the north) left ancient families with long lineages scattered across the region and left to rebuild their own pocket of civilization. One of those was the Macadams, who once controlled a County-sized area on both sides of the Segnem River of about 8,000 square miles. The wars reduced their military power while corruption seeped in and claimed many notable royals, supporting Viscounts and loyal Knights. Macadam slowly declined until all that remained was but a manor or two along the upper river, the area further separated from land along the banks of the Danthas River by the appearance of the Enshrouding Mists.
Geography: The Segnem River begins in the southern Ulu Maug mountains, bolstered by minor creeks and brooks on its initial 60-mile eastward course. The river exits the hills and heads almost directly north for about 80 miles and empties into the Danthas River at Segnem Falls. Macadam lands once spanned both sides of the river about a day’s ride in each direction. Currently all lands north of the Enshrouding Mists (#32) are free lands. Macadam holds a small keep at Macadam Lake in the hills along the Segnem’s course.
Next Article: Over the course of this week, we’ll present the events leading to the last fall and rise of the Macadams in Journey to Rest.