Dragon City May 7, 2013 13:46:49 GMT -5
Post by Fenrir on May 7, 2013 13:46:49 GMT -5
DRAGON CITYGOLD DRACONIUM
Where all dragons were born and where they will one day return.
Leader: Lord Faarren
Capital: Dragon City
The History of Dragon City is 'Dipped in Gold'.
When the lands were lost to the Empires, and all the inhabitants fled to the four corners, the Golden Empire still stood. Its role in the war more mediator, and because of this it managed to sustain little ruin. But sadly the Golden Dragons were turning into half-breeds, as more and more of the others began to turn.
So the Golden Empire began to fall, nothing but belief and hope keeping it together. Until a young man, walking outside the temple walls, discovered Gold. Surprised and amazed, he picked up the small nugget and ran to the nearest man to show his find. It was pure gold draconium, and the people swarmed to get it. The first dig site brought up the remains of a Golden Dragon, and showed the beginnings of a second.
People from all across Draconis swarmed to what would one-day become The Furrows, to claim a piece of fortune. Mines were constructed to dig deeper, and soon the Labyrinth was discovered, where many, many people died before it was sealed shut again. But still the people came and before long the failing Golden City became a bustling of commerce and life.
The Golden 'veins' did dry up eventually, but by then the City had made a small niche as a trading town. The Gold faded away, and as the years passed the Golden City faded and became Dragon City.
DRAGON PRIESTS AND PATRICIAN
Lord Faarren was once a Lord of the Black Draconium Empire. Little is known about him apart from this but he is a just , albeit tenacious, ruler. In some ways he cares about his people but he can be a cold and hard man to deal with even at the best of times. Stubborn and well versed in negotiations, he can also be quite tricky and more often than not gets what he wants.
There are stories that he once trained with the Turquoise people in the art of persuasion but as nothing is known about him, all of this remains speculation. At the end of the day he keeps the city going, punishes prisoners and is rarely seen. All in all, a good ruler.
The Priests live in their Temple and welcome all who visit it. They are open, kind and wise. Many seek council from them and they readily give it. Those who wish to train as a Dragon Priest must go through a rigorous course to prove they are worthy. The Priests are not only men of peace, they are warriors and battle-hardened fighters that protect their people.
Their leader is High Priest Septimus. He is old and and has turned ill in recent years. He is often plagued by visions of the future and has foretold an imminent Dragon-Human War, but only his fellow brethren truly believe him. He and the Patrician often work together for the better of the city but the Patrician can be a stubborn man and does not always heed warnings or advice.
CLIMATE AND HABITAT
Dragon City has almost completely different climates depending on what part of the city you visit.
Sky Town enjoys the summer sun, clean rain and spring scents that wave in from the fields below. The pure air is something of a luxury in the rest of Dragon City and the people of Sky Town make sure to soak all of it up.
Fair Town does get sunshine but it is colder and the rain that falls is only a drizzle that has been filtered by the pipes and lanes from the higher town. The parts that do get sunshine, seems to hold a dreariness about it, an old tired mirage that looks exhausted in the pale sun.
Dark Town gets no sunlight. The entire city is covered and hidden by all the houses and lanes from the towns above. When it rains from up high it filters down in gutters, splashing the streets and turning them into muck and mud. The crafter from above cause ash and soot to fall, and it is not uncommon for people to get ill from the soot.
The Furrows is basically just on the outer rim of the city. This means that this sewage infested trench does get sunlight but it is small pockets, and the rain that falls only serves to make the sludge deeper and more perilous. Floods are common here and diseases are even more so.
A mix match of this and that. Due to the large quantity of different merchants and travelers constantly going in and out of the city, it has lost its own culture and instead has adapted to all others. There are feasts held from time to time that still grab a hold of the old days but they are singular and most people have forgotten why they are still held.
One Feast in Particular celebrates the Gold Dragon in all its glory. It is held once a year during the summer and many travelers come to enjoy the splendor of it. Where it came from or when it started has been lost, but the people still hold it in honor of the Golden Dragons.
TRADE AND ARCHITECTURE
The city is a city built on a city. The architecture has changed so much in the past few hundred years that any structure still standing from olden times is a miracle. Fires and collapsing houses are not unheard of in Dragon City as the place is cramped with people and the few places that still hold some of the old glory are old skeletons and mirages that stand forgotten.
It has one of the most diverse trade systems in the entirety of Draconis, its wealth in items second only to the Meridian Empire. They trade in anything and everything but the main 'trade' is housing. Dragon City makes almost all of its money on the housing districts from Taverns and Inns.[/blockquote][/size]