Famous Cities in Xenkur
Xenkur has many great cities that are "famous." Cities that are well known to the people of Xenkur no matter where they live.
Originally penned by the famous Elven Sage Wra'Ynae'dae in his original language. Translated into the common tongue by Conanus in the City of Shadestar.
Authors Note: I have not included Shadestar in the list of the "great cities' simply because Wra'Ynea'dea did not in his original text. He did not include it because at the time of his writing Shadestar was only a small fishing village, not the immense learning capital it is today. Personally I believe the city is the greatest in which to live. - Conanus.
Located somewhere in what is now called the Wastelands, Ibrenavell is the original settlement of humans known as the Wolf Clan. It is the birthplace or humankind. Humans, Dwarves and Elves all lived in peace. This capital city was where man rubbed elbows with the gods themselves.
Both man and god worked side by side creating some of the most elaborate architecture. The written word was created in Ibrenavell as well as every other major accomplishment. Soon after the city was built, the gods gave nine gifts to the tribes of man. The king of each clan received one of these gifts so that everyone could rule equally.
During the time of the Broken Throne, prophets foretold of a great Devastation that would wipe out all that man and god had created. At first, the prophets were charged with heresy until that one day when fire rained from the sky. The devastation so complete it turned a once lush land into what is now the Wasteland and buried Ibrenavell for all eternity.Now known as the Lost City, Ibrenavell is home to nothing more than sand and dust. Numerous attempts have been made to find the city. To date every known expedition has failed.
· Tinker Town
The town that never sleeps. Or at least that is the saying. Tinker Town is one of the largest- small towns in Xenkur. The layout of the town had a very large footprint but the whole vibe of the area is that of a small community where everyone knows everyone’s else’s business.Tinker Town lies along the North Road in the Great Forest. And when I say lies along that is precisely what I mean. The town is built on both sides of the road one building deep. The stores and inns line the road like a river bank lines a waterway. So, the town itself is only a couple of hundred paces wide but ten leagues long.
Tinker Town is home to the largest collection of Tinker Gnomes. That’s how the community got its name. In fact, the entire population of the town are all small folk, as they are called. Gnomes, Dwarves, Halflings and Elves. There is a rumor that one human lives in the community. An adopted child but I have no confirmation of such.The Tinker Gnomes build, grow and make anything your heart could desire. If you have enough crowns and know where to look you could even find magical artifacts.
If you go to visit, make sure to find the Dwarves in the red vests. You’ll find them wandering the edges of the road. They are like a living road map and can direct you to anything you wish.
A huge metropolis in the south-east portion of Xenkur. The city is without a doubt the largest trade center in all the land. Situated on the southern coast of the Green Sea and at the mouth of the Ninil River the urban sprawl the starting point for nearly every caravan in the southern half of the continent.
If you want it, you can buy it in Tradehaven someone will be selling it. Everything is available from religious artifacts to illegal drugs. Even slaves are for sale. The town is full to overflowing with the dregs of humanity. The only population with a higher crime rate would be the isolated community of Hollowrock to the far west.
Tradehaven was once believed to be the center of activity for the Black Legion thou that was never proven. It is home to the Gray Veil, the largest merchant’s guild in Xenkur.
Fallfell is also regarded as one of the great learning centers of the continent. It houses one of the few libraries. This one has an extensive collection run by a woman named Cratha Nalinskat. There is also the Gray Star tavern. Unlike other taverns this beautiful building has some of the finest wines and entertainment in the land.
- Beormaen - the Sky City