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Ost-Firir:

Ost-Firir is the capital city of Rhutalath, and as such is the most important and wealthy city in the country. It is the Home of Mendoza Palace, as well as the location of the Royal Cathedral, where the dead Kings are buried. It is also the location of the main barracks of the Royal Army, as well as several Stormcrow halls.

The city is divided into two, by the Great River Joma. The eastern bank, known as Osta, is the Royal City, and contains the palace, barracks and cathedral. The Western bank, Fira, is the People’s Town, and is where the majority of shops, houses, inns and businesses are located. It is also the location of the Trade-Office, the main Trading Guild for Rhutalath. Three large bridges connect the two sides of the town, as well as several ferries.

Ost-Firir is a metropolis, comparable in size to Angost or Terruma. Although surrounded by a large stone wall, the city has long since expanded beyond it. Most people who arrive here are shocked at its immensity , and find the slow-moving and dense crowds both infuriating and fascinating.

Gnollstone:

Gnollstone was once the capital of Denera, and is the second-largest city in Rhutalath. It is a beautiful town, filled with large parks and monuments, and statues of saints and heroes dominate every plaza and walkway. It is known as the City of Monuments throughout the country, and its spledid palace (once used by the Duke of Denara) is now a vast indoor market, as well as the home of the Sculptor’s Union.

However, Gnollstone also as an ugly and dirty legacy- The Shanty! The Shanty was once the home of the labourers who helped erect the monuments, but is now the poor part of the city. The Shanty is the home to crooks, murderers and fellons of every sort, and it is best not to visit the region unless you have great need. The Shanty, though, has many cheap inns, andit is here that the majority of adventurer’s inevitably find themselves.

Cuilim:

Cuilim is little more than a large fortress, with thick stone walls. However, several shops and businesses have opened their doors within the fortress, thus classifying it as a town. It is open to the general public, though its gates close at night. Cuilim is the main garrison for the Royal Soldiers stationed at Mistfield.

Larifa:

Renown for it large, year-round market, Larifa is at the crossroads of the Denaran and Royal Roads. As such it is the stopping point for hundreds of travellers and traders every day. The town boasts its own Inn-District, containing nearly a hundred inns, all of which vie to be the cheapest, and offer the best promotions. The same competition also applies to the traders, and a savvy marketgoer can be assured of getting the best prices in the entire country, with a little bartering work.

Skarill:

The third largest city in Kanora, Skarill is the only major port-town. It is here that the King’s own ships are built and docked. Skarill, like all port towns, is filled with inns, warehouses and a a large Entertainment district. The dock is dominated by the large Kalnus Monument, a 30’ tall sculpture of Kalnus, similar to the statue in Ardadain, which straddles the bay.

 

TOWERS AND RUINS

SAN ROLANDO
Type: Castle
Symbol: A black eagle on a red field
Origin: San Rolando was reputedly the home to the great Rolando is bygone years. Now it is the main garrison for Stormcrows in Kanora, outside Ost-firir. There are several training and recruiting facilities here. There is also a small monastery at the rear, used for those monks who have come to receive Rolando’s wisdom.
Military: 450 Stormcrows
Population: 60 Monks
Ruler: High Inquisitor Askarr

FORT (CASTILLE) GOMEZ
Type: Castle
Symbol: A black eagle on a red field
Origin: Fort Gomez is a small castle on the Royal Road. Its primary purpose is to guard the road, and supple a stopping place for travellers. However, it also doubles up as a prison for bandits and highwaymen, prior to them being transported to Ost-Firir.

Military: 65
Population: 95