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  • Chiaroscuro

    [[File:380630 | class=media-item-align-none | 7f720cbede625085e7ccd46503c944aa-d5b1ubs.jpg]] Chiaroscuro is the Jewel of the [[South]], the City of the Blue Waves, the City of Spires. With a population of over two million, it is the largest city in the …

  • The Spires

    [[File:380613 | class=media-item-align-none | papua_oasis_by_lathander1987-d5qmtec.jpg]]The Spires is the most prestigious district in [[Chiaroscuro]], containing massive estates belong to the [[Delzhan]] nobility, as well as the [[Amber Palace]] itself. …

  • Camel's Toe

    The Camel's Toe is a burlesque house at the out edges of the [[Asshole]], right by the [[Tracks]]. It is owned by [[:azhkhapan | Azhkhapan]], and one of their top attractions is [[:saliana-the-jewel-of-the-desert | Saliana]], although the juggling girls …

  • Asshole

    [[File:380897 | class=media-item-align-none | osmadth___bancur_slums_by_nurkhular-d50g0gr.jpg]] The Asshole is the shantiest of shanty-towns. Located outside of the now crumbled [[Golden Wall]], it is a haven for thieves, refugees, runaway slaves, …

  • Flotsam

    [[File:380493 | class=media-item-align-none | medieval_fantasy_port_by_lotharzhou-d7yzs5y.jpg]] Flotsam is [[Chiaroscuro]]'s harbor district, where ships from all along the [[Inland Sea]] unload their wares for the [[Bazaar]], southern [[Varangia]], or …

  • Pyr'al-aih

    [[File:594286 | class=media-item-align-none | castle_blacksmith_speedpaint_by_tryingtofly-d7e9yn0.jpg]] Pyr'al-aih is the industrial part of [[Chiaroscuro]], where the soot from forges pours out and into the lungs of the peasants who man the bellows …

  • Ba'a'pshu

    [[File:380621 | class=media-item-align-none | assassin_by_flowerzzxu-d3192e0.jpg]] Ba'a'pshu is the largest district in [[Chiaroscuro]], and chiefly the residence of the common [[Delzhan]]. Not generally being allowed into the more prestigious [[The …

  • Ishpajit Bridge

    The largest and most traveled bridge in [[Chiaroscuro]], the Ishpajit connects the industrial district of [[Pyr'al-aih | Pyr'al-aih]] to the commercial heart of the city, the [[Bazaar]]. It is guarded by mounted [[Delzhan]] who exact a toll, though clever …

  • Golden Wall

    The Golden Wall was built in the late [[Third Age]], and fell during the [[Usurpation]]. All of the gold has long since been stripped from it, but the name remains. The portions where it still stands reach over one hundred feet tall, and it bounds the …

  • Duston

    [[File:380893 | class=media-item-align-none | bazaar_by_mehrdadisvand.jpg]] Duston is a sprawling district where most respectable non-Delzhan live. The housing is more cramped than in [[Ba'a'pshu | Ba'a'pshu]], but it's reasonably clean, and the …

  • Tri-Khan's Wall

    The Tri-Khan's Wall is made of ocher and stands about 25 feet tall. It was build during the life of Urahim II, the third [[Tri-Khan]] of the [[Delzhan]]. It bounds the south of the [[The Spires | the Spires]]. There are four gates through the [[Tri-Khan's …

  • Scarlet Quarter

    [[File:380627 | class=media-item-align-none | 9acc207f50e67236d2c011bc01e2d492-d7d3eqn.jpg]] The Scarlet Quarter is where the [[Realm]]s garrison, under Garrison Commander [[:sesus-felix | Sesus Felix]] is stationed, about 2,500 strong, with perhaps a …

  • Bay of al-Hirzhara

    [[File:380514 | class=media-item-align-none | istanbul-wallpaper-10.jpg]] The Bay of al-Hirzhara is the gateway to the [[South]]. Here, hundreds of ships unload their wares and travelers to the bustling hub of [[Chiaroscuro]], and hundreds sail out into …

  • Last Chance Bazaar

    [[File:380784 | class=media-item-align-none | ancient_bazaar_eow_finished_by_baoto-d62vxdc.jpg]] Whatever you can't find in the [[Bazaar]], you can find here, especially if it was recently stolen from you. The Last Chance Bazaar of [[Chiaroscuro]] is …

  • Vineyards

    [[File:380860 | class=media-item-align-none | Babahoud_by_djahal.jpg]] The Vineyards is a well-to-do neighborhood of [[Chiaroscuro]], where the upper class [[Delzhan]] and a few minor Delzhan nobles live in comfortable haciendas, with the more …

  • Tracks

    The Tracks are where the young and the inebriated go in [[Chiaroscuro]] to blow off steam. There are several race tracks where anyone who shows up can get on a list and race. This is something of a rite of passage for any [[Delzhan]] male, and for any …

  • Broken Jaw

    The Broken Jaw is a crescent of [[Sky-Towers | Sky-Towers]] in the [[Vineyards]] district of [[Chiaroscuro]]. They have been adapted over the past two centuries into six different colleges; -[[zet-Bh'ira'aqi]] was founded in 5A 570, and is the most …

  • Bahash'ai

    The Bahash'ai is the main river supplying water to [[Chiaroscuro]]. It flows from the west into the [[Bay of al-Hirzhara | Bay of al-Hirzhara]], winding through [[Duston | Duston]], between the [[Bazaar]] and [[Pyr'al-aih | Pyr'al-aih]], past the [[Old …

  • Amber Palace

    [[File:380853 | class=media-item-align-none | castle_of_prince_of_persia_by_nuro_art-d4amoun.jpg]]The Amber Palace of [[Chiaroscuro]] is the dwelling of the [[Tri-Khan]] [[:urahim-iv | Urahim IV]], as well as [[:queen-mafassei | Queen Mafassei]], [[: …

  • Coriander Gate

    [[File:380856 | class=media-item-align-none | Gate_to_the_Light_by_Nurkhular.jpg]] The gate in the [[Tri-Khan's Wall]] between the [[Bazaar]] and [[The Spires | the Spires]].

  • Old Wall

    [[File:381239 | class=media-item-align-none | elephant__s_gate_by_nuro_art-d4fo1yl.jpg]] The Old Wall was built in the early days of the [[Third Age]], forty feet tall and build of solid stone. It circles the old parts of the city, modern day [[Ba'a' …

  • Prihat's Eye

    Prihat's Eye is an ancient, leaning lighthouse in the [[Bay of al-Hirzhara | Bay of al-Hirzhara]] that still flickers on, occasionally and randomly, though it no longer moves. The lighthouse doors were long since blocked by stone, but there are secret …

  • Masquerade Ball

    An exclusive invitation-only event, to be hosted by [[:v-neef-fei-wong | V'neef Fei-Wong]], at his expansive estate in the [[Vineyards]]. Among the expected attendees are [[:wazhu | Prince Wazhu]], [[:queen-mafassei | Queen Mafassei]] and her sons, …

  • Shrine of Pasiap(Chiaroscuro)

    A simple structure. The shrine itself is about 20 feet by thirty, with open air columns of cedar, and prayer strips fluttering in the breeze. Central within the shrine is a likeness of the Water Dragon itself, along with engravings of the other four. …

  • Undercity

    [[Chiaroscuro]] is an ancient city, dating back at least to the [[Second Age]]. Who, exactly, build the foundations of the city, and its extensive catacombs, tunnels, caves and deepest recesses remains a point of contention among scholars. The …

  • Grandmother Bright

    She is known as a somewhat eccentric benefactress of the city, sending those who seek her favor on seemingly random tasks that often bear unexpected fruit. She is seldom seen outside of her Square itself, though she has ways of knowing what goes on beyond …

  • Saliana

    Saliana is a [[bird-maiden]] who works at the [[Camel's Toe]]. When people hear that she's performing, men get into brawls to be closer to the front of the line to get in. On those nights [[:azhkhapan | Azhkhapan]] usually hires extra security to keep …

  • Urahim IV

    He has been an adept Tri-Khan, and is well-liked by his people, but his sons, with the exception of [[:yahsim | Yahsim]], are not particularly popular or well-regarded. When Yahsim disappeared, it precipitated the [[Amber Succession]] Crisis. His third …

  • Lady Vesheq

    Lady Vesheq is the daughter of a [[Brakhani]] slave and the god of a lemon grove. She has lived in [[Chiaroscuro]] nearly her whole life, and has over the past two decades earned a market niche not only as the proprietor of a [[Lady Vesheq's Tea House | …

  • Urahim V

    The eldest of the five sons of [[:urahim-iv | Urahim IV]] by his second marriage. He graduated recently from [[zet-Pa'atoph]], and had much private tutelage from [[:ledaal-wu-joon | Ledaal Wu-Joon]]. He would probably not be the worst of the candidates in …

  • Unsa'ali

    Unsa'ali always had trouble in school, and would rather have been out somewhere riding. But despite his difficulty, he graduated from [[zet-Bhu'shassa]]. He has[[Amber Succession | for some time now]] been close with [[:sesus-felix | Sesus Felix]], who …

  • Shiu-Tong

    Shiu-Tong was originally just the god of an annex of the [[Library of Unextinguishable Truth]], in the [[Third Age]]. When the [[Usurpation]] happened, the main library was destroyed, but the annex survived, and it got renamed the [[Library of Hal-Chi | …

  • Na'khai "Boots"

    Nak'hai has been with the Tigers since the beginning of their decline about seven years ago, and is, like many of his comrades, angry at being denied the life of style and extravagance his forbears enjoyed. He challenged Chao under the premise of …

  • Do-Su

    The Widow Do-Su's husband was a regular in the [[House Cathak|Cathak]] legions before the [[House Ledaal|Ledaal]] took over the [[Satrap | Satrapy]] of the [[Delzhan]]. He died in a battle against the Fair Folk bandit [[:fire-walk-with-me | Fire-Walk-With …

  • Nans

    No one knows very much about Nans; as far as [[Forty-Three | Forty-Three]] is concerned, she came with [[Underbridge Manor | the place]]. When they first moved in, they were unsure what to do with the old woman who occupied a small room, nearly a cupboard …

  • Khalid the Mole

    The city's foremost expert on the [[Undercity]]. Unlike the criminals with whom he now spends most of his time, Khalid was actually born into a noble family. He graduated from [[zet-Kahass | zet-Kahass]] many decades ago, with an obsession over the …

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