April 5, 2005 at 4:07 pm #29546
Situated on an isle in the river Tamurin, Stonemark is the capitol city of Markshire’s civilized realm.
The city sits on a slight slope from North to South, with the castle of Hanse Mark sitting at the crest of the Northern shore, situated on steppes that graduate south. There are three regions of these steppes somewhat seperating the city into different levels.
There are several ways in to the city. There is a port for ships large and small at the Northermouth of the City, providing a view of Castle Mark coming in. This port is sealed hermetically against underwater intrusions.April 5, 2005 at 4:15 pm #33531
Hanse Mark – ex-Lord of Markshire
Allox Mark – Lord of Markshire
Bishop Kolton – Head of the Temple of OdinApril 5, 2005 at 4:15 pm #33532
Lauskveld. The Free Nights.
Every evening, select parts of Stonemark undergo a transformation. Parks, city entrances, and establishments city wide take on a roguish, festive feel.
Devils, demons, and creatures of wonder walk the streets and alleys. Fireworks streak skyward as the city celebrates it’s freedom, wealth, and diversity, often to excess. Most of the time, these fiends are illusions of elaborate skill. There have been cases otherwise.
This exotic and merry atmosphere is often the source of intrigue and romance. Politicians in particular like to mingle hidden behind the masks of the revelry.April 7, 2005 at 4:04 pm #33533
The regions of Stonemark: Where to find what you’re looking for.
The city is broken into districts by a series of walls, dividing the city into elevated layers, growing lower as it extends South.
The pinnacle of the city is Castle Mark, a large structure that is the crest of the city, overlooking the river Tamurin as it pours around the isle’s Northern region. Castle Mark is the focal point of this section of the city. It can easily be found by following the black and white marble tiles that lead from the East and West sectors of the Beroe district. Below the castle lies the government offices and courts of the city.
Also found in the Beroe district is Stonemark’s Park. Verden Park is a large, expansive area offering open air, shade via various trees, and several waterfalls. The park truly comes alive after sunset however, being one of the favorite gathering points for the Lauskveld revelers. Fireworks are a nightly event in Verdan Park.
Gehmeen district by far sees the most traffic, whether it be for entertainment, trade, or travel. The largest collection of markets in the capitol city are found here. A large, elevated aqueduct runs through most of this section of this city, and is a famous spot for evening walks among the populace.
Laatneer is the poor sector of Stonemark. Crowded, dirty, and lethal, Laatneer is by far the most dangerous area of the city. Pit fights, gambling, and other crimes are prevalent.July 2, 2007 at 8:40 pm #33534
- Markshire PCs: Grottle, Gruzk, Ashimar
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A. Castle Mark – Highest Point on the Island
B. Verdan Park
C. Aqueduct Plant – A mill and pumphouse
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