Since our first campaign takes place in Grand City of Mieveht, you might want to know a little bit about the area that the players will be in. These lore posts will be a way to learn about people, places, and things in the world of Erylia that would be fairly common knowledge within the setting, as well as tease some things that are more unknown.
Mieveht is a city that is a region in and of itself. It rests on the tip of Syvahl atop a plateau bordering the Southern Sea, and is the largest city on the continent. It would take someone over a day just to walk from one end of the city proper to the other and they could find almost everything they’d need along the way. Outside of the city proper there are farms and mines that extend outward to Mieveht’s three gates. Each gate is a smaller town that connects Mieveht to the rest of Syvahl along main roads and is a place for weary travelers to rest, resupply, and get news about what is going on within the city. They can also arrange some accommodations for themselves in the city, like booking a room at an inn in the city or scheduling an appointment with one of the craftsmen.
The city proper is divided up into many districts. Some districts are strictly separated from one another by a wall with only a few guarded gates to move between districts, while others blend together and are only really split based on the districts main function. The Commons is the outermost district within the wall of Mieveht and is the residential district that houses the free working class. It is the largest of the cities districts, spanning almost the entire width of the city and takes up almost half of the city. A wall separates The Commons from all of its neighboring districts. Kaizen, bordering on the eastern side of The Commons, is the main craftsmen and processing district. Farmed goods, timber, stone and ores, and other raw materials enter the city in Kaizen, where they are stored and distributed out for use in keeping the city fed, supplied, and maintained. Lahthrin, to the north of Kazien, is where most of the hard labor takes place. It is only loosely connected to the city proper, and is dedicated to mine shafts as well as forests that are replanted in rotation to keep a stock of wood and stone for the city. In the center of Mieveht is the Cyrin district, one of the busiest and most bustling districts of the city. The main roads into Mieveht all converge in Cyrin. Cyrin is a huge marketplace, with shops to buy, trade, and sell goods of all kinds. Some of Mievehts largest and most extravagant inns and taverns are in Cyrin, as well as churches to all of Syvahl’s major deities. West of Cyrin, and south of The Commons, lies the Thelnea District. Thelnea is full of mansions and small castles, home rich nobles, emissaries, and the wealthiest of merchants. The final, southernmost district of Mieveht is Hyrciin, home to the ruling royal family. Hyrciin is the most strictly locked down district of the city and it takes a personal invitation from the ruling family. It is protected by an elite guard, known as The Order of Vehti, who are said to know no equal on Syvahl.
I know that all of this information and proper nouns is a lot to take in and can be quite confusing. I am currently working on a hand drawn map that at least outlines the city and will hopefully be posting that as the next posted in the blog.