Tag: Stilthe

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  • Cragscleft

    Cragscleft Prison, a distance south of [[Stilthe]] and embedded in the seaside cliffs, boasts the highest security of any prison in the empire. It is famous for its' mistreatment of prisoners under the Warden's steely gaze. In a fitting irony, the …

  • Experientialists

    h2. Summary In our terms, this group would be called something like radical hedonists. They seek out experiences for their own sake, and see experience (especially pleasurable experience) as the sole virtue. What this means for each individual, of …

  • Stilthe

    p=. _And at night along the dusky highway, near and nearer drawn_
    _Sees above the light of Stilthe flaring like a dreary dawn._
    _-Sir Artorius_ Stilthe is many things: * the capital city of the [[Galea|Galean Empire]] * the [[ …

  • North Quarter

    This is the Wealthier side of town, composed of walled manor grounds near the river, and row houses internally. In this District, the [[Merchants' Alley]] extends all the way from the School of Magic's Tower to the Eastern Gate, forming an almost …

  • South Quarter

    The South Quarter is the home of the less well-off, the urban proletariat, and factory workers who live in the city full-time. It is connected by bridges across the river to the docks and the north quarter, but not to Rockholm. It is also connected to …

  • Docks

    In times of unrest, they raise the bridges into and out of the Docks at night. In other times, they still raise the bridges into and out of the Docks at night. That should tell you something about the character of the people who live and work there. …

  • Rockholm

    Rockholm is the centre of the centre of the centre of the world: it’s where the Empress sits, meets with advisors, and lives – and where many of those advisors live. Across the street from [[Imperial Palace|her palace]] lies the [[Hammerite Central Temple …

  • Hammerite Central Temple

    This is the Centre of the [[Hammerite]] Religion. Many Masters of the Book travel here to study and to adjudicate religious problems. It has an extensive library of both Canonical and Non-Canonical literature, and plenty of space. It also has crypts …

  • Imperial Palace

    This is the home of the [[Empress]] and the political centre of the [[Galea|Galean Empire]]. It is a magnificent palace, adorned throughout with Gold and Gem-encrusted artifacts, paintings of previous Emperors, and masterpieces of furniture.

  • Mages' Tower

    The Mages' Tower composes the School of Magic and residences for some prominent court magicians under the Empress. The School of Magic is a fairly closed community of Wizards and Sorcerers, among other magical specialists, who train together under the …

  • Cranbow Cradle

    bq. The cradle doesn't have a history. It has a scream, stretched out through time. An ornately-decorated, compact institution on an island connected with Stilthe by a bridge to the South Quarter, abandoned for fifty years. It has been, at various …

  • Sibaton Cathedral

    This majestic cathedral, fifty years ago, almost supplanted the [[Hammerite Central Temple]] as the core of spirituality in [[Stilthe]] during the Mechanist Schism. Today, it lies abandoned, its' stained-glass windows shattered and religious icons …

  • The Tree

    The Tree is all that remains of the forest that in times of antiquity surrounded and lived within the boundaries of [[Stilthe]]. The Galean Emperors have historically permitted a small druidic band to keep the area immediately surrounding The Tree as …

  • Merchants' Alley

    bq. "If one can't find it in the Merchants' Alley, it's probably illegal. Try the Docks." The Merchants' Alley runs from fairly close to the north gate along a line curving with the northeast wall down to near the western gate. True to the name, …

  • Jimmy the Knife

    Several decades ago, there was a very cliché'd story: an orphan boy turns to crime to support himself, and bites off a little more than he can chew when he decides to break into the mage tower. He runs into the headmaster at the time, who takes a liking …