The Cathedral of Noble Sacrifice
Dragonspire's enormous temple to the All Father, located on the south side of Freedom Plaza (and still under construction).
Dominion of Azânêa
The Narsikan Republic's only real rival for world power, this society is also a descendent of the alliance that defeated the Old Ilsûthrin Empire. If anything, the Azânêans are even more rabidly anti-magic than the Narsikans. While they lag in scientific and technological progress, they have a tremendous advantage in the application of collective manpower.
Alchemy on the south side of town that specializes in elixirs made from materials gathered in the steamy Ilsûthrin jungles. Krom Domlin also does a brisk business in identifying potions discovered in Ilsûthrin ruins.
Range of jagged-peaked, heavily wooded mountains that protect the territory of the Old Ilsûthrin Empire from easy exploration. The range runs along the south-eastern edge of Thorbarden and juts out into the Fedlûnar Ocean.
Founded in 952 A.U. by a group of mageborn dissidents, Dragonspire has since become the most important town on the Thorbarden frontier. It was founded on the ruins of an Ilsûthrin settlement, under the shadow of the dragon-shaped Ilûsâd Monestary. It is uniquely situated at the intersection of three distinct climate zone. To the north, the Lûmanô Peaks tower in year-round frozen splendor. To the west, the temperate Thorbarden forests and farmlands supply most of the town's food. The Firnô Pass on the eastern side of town descends abrubtly into the arid Gargalahar Wastes. And to the south, between the Dragonspine and Shagêb ranges, beyond the Pillars of Dishûm, lies the tropical heart of the Old Ilsûthrin Empire.
Dragonspire City Hall
Seat of of government for the Dragonspire city council, located on the north side of Freedom Plaza. The attractive building features and impressive clock tower for a town of Dragonspire's size.
Dragonspire Museum of Antiquities
The Dragonspire Spas
The town of Dragonspire is blessed by an abundance of natural hot springs, and the Dragonspire Spas are open to all Narsikan citizens without charge. The Spas feature gender-segregated communal bathing areas, private hot-springs, a gymnasium, and locker rooms.
A mining and fishing community in the High Lakes region of the Thorbarden province. Drûg is only a few hours ride from the village of Jub, and about six hours from Sakvol.
Eagle's Nest Tavern
One of Dragonspire's most popular taverns. It is is build on a high overlook in the Lumano Peaks with spectacular views of town.
The world's largest continent and former home of the Ilsûthrin Empire. The continent's interior and southern coast is dominated by the Gargalahar Wastes. The east belongs to the Dominion of Azânêa and its client states, while the west is home to the newly settled Thorbarden province of the Narsikan Republic.
The Explorer's Club
Social club that popular with many of the more experienced adventurers in and around Dragonspire. In addition to providing a place for adventurers to socialize with their peers, it sells specialized equipment, buys Ilsûthrin artifacts, and provides excellent medical treatment for members. It is a grand building on the south-western side of town, at the base of the Dragonspine Mountains.
An important trading post in Thorbarden specializing in lumber, livestock, textiles, and ore. Grantvol is located where the foothills of the the Lûmanô Peaks first become noticeable. It lies on the Jarminô Road, roughly 100 miles east of Jensag and 80 miles west of Ôkra.
Alpine lake some 50 miles to the northwest of Dragonspire, famous for its golden gûljub fish and reputed to be inhabited by a terrible lake monster. It was named for Strû Falsathan, who discovered it in 961 A.U. Also known has Jub-Jub Lake among the local goblin tribes.
One of the three largest oceans in the world, located between the continents of Ôvarêa and Erûsha. The lands in and around the Fedlûnar Ocean are dominated by the Narsikan Republic.
Incredibly steep, winding path that leads down from Dragonspire's eastern reach into the arid Gargalahar Wastes.
Cave system in the lower reaches of the Lûmanô Peaks, on the edge of Jub-Jub Lake, that is home to the Fishtail goblins. It was, for a brief time, the hideout of Boros Aksenhamer and his gang.
The central square of Dragonspire, build around an ancient Ilsûthrin ruin. In colder weather, there is a public ice-skating rink. In warmer weather, live music and festivals are common. City Hall dominates the square on the north side with its famous clock tower. The Cathedral of Noble Sacrifice looms large on the other side of the square. Other important sites: Sabatênê's Café, The Laughing Goblin Tavern, The Frontier Theater, The Thorbarden Trading Company, and the Dragonspire Museum of Antiquities.
Vast desert that begins below the Firnô Pass and ends at the western edge of the Dominion of Azânêa on the other side of the Erûsha continent. The Wastes are notorious for their marauding bands of magic-using nomads (who often take to the seas as pirates from ports on the dry southern coast).
A region of high-altitude glacial lakes on the south-western edge of the Lûmanô Peaks. The lakes are connected by a series of underwater caves. In recent years, fishing communities have appeared along the shores of the lakes, most notably Jub, Drûg, Sakvol, Thard, and Ôkensam. Many of the lakes are rumored to contain lake monsters and Ilsûthrin ruins are common in the region.
A poweful, decadent mageocracy that ruled almost the entire known world. Believed to have been established by dragonkin sorcerers, it eventually came to be dominated by five noble Imril Houses. The heart of the old empire was in the tropical valley between the Dragonspine Mountains and the Shagêb Mountains (south of present-day Dragonspire).
A majestic dragon-shaped temple to Ilûsâd, the Ilsûthrin goddess of magic and the moon. The temple was in excelent condition when it was discovered by mageborn disidents in 952 A.U., and it has since been restored completely. The monestary now provides a number of critical services to the people of Dragonspire, foremost amon them being a hospital and school for the town's youth.
A remote fishing community on the shores of Lake Folsathan, also known as Jub-Jub Lake. The village is known for its succulent golden fish. It is about a 50 mile journey along a rugged secondary road from Grantvol and another 50 miles past numerous mountain lakes to Ôkra.
See Lake Falsanthan.
The Laughing Goblin Tavern
Popular Dragonspire nightspot, located right on Freedom Plaza.
Towering, luminscent snow-capped peaks north of Dragonspire that are rumored to house vast treasures and dangers.
Militaristic republic that is the indirect descendant of the alliance that overthrew the Old Ilsûthrin Empire. The Republic dominates the continent of Ôvarêa, the Kerkûk Archipelgo, and the province of Thorbarden on the western coast of Erûsha. Like most other post-Ilsûthrin socieities, the Narsikans have a deep-distrust of magic. They have achieved superpower status through great scientific and technological progress.
The world's second largest continent, dominated by the Narsikan Republic.
Pillars of Dishûm
A farming and fishing community in the High Lakes region of the Thorbarden province. Sakvol is about six hours from the village of Drûg, and about eight hours from Thard. Sakvol has a small army garrison and is home to a thriving halfling community.
Dry and red-hued mountains that are south-east of Dragonspire and mark the boundary between the arid Gargalahar Wastes and the tropical heart of the Old Ilsûthrin Empire.
A small fishing community in High Lakes region of the Thorbarden province. Thard is about eight hours from the village of Sakvol, and about nine hours from Ôkensam.
A frontier province of the Narsikan Republic located on the continent of Erûsha, west of the Lûmanô Peaks and north-west of the Dragonspine Mountains. Thorbarden was recently granted representation in the Senate and its capital is Varensag. Thorbarden is famous for the production of sablewood as well as its high-concentration of Ilsûthrin ruins in and around the town of Dragonspire.
The Thorbarden Trading Company
A couple of miles east of Dragonspire, towards Ôkra, the altitude drops and trees become more common. Cliffs overlook Torch Lake, which is named for the way the waters reflect the setting sun. The terrain near the lake is not terribly well-suited for development, but there are a few lakeside manors and inns. Currently, the Black Leviathan is being kept under the lake.
Created: 1 January 2006 / Last modified: 25 March 2006
Risus: The Anything RPG ©1993-2006 by S. John Ross.
Dragonspire ©2005-2006 by Tim Ballew.