Sunday, 8 August 2010
Q&A part 1 - Aquila
First of a few posts documenting the background stuff discussed in London. Add any extra questions or corrections into the comments.
How do you spell it?
single L (plagiarised from LadyHawke. This sickens me. Utterly.)
How old is Aquilla?
21010 years since founding (see the revised timeline)
When did it fall?
7000 years ago
What does it look like?
Walled City (single wall), Citadel with stone of farewell protruding over the walls. White Stone walls, always cleaned. There are three major towers, not including the tower of shadows, this was, in someway hidden (within the cathedral?) but is now open to normal sight. Towers are Moon, Sky and Sun. Rivers runs past it, with water gates. Originally there were broad travel ways with large marble buildings etc. At present though, the entire city is in a process of renovation, the only thing that has definitely been kept are the remains of the cathedral (as a reminder for our hubris) and a Human church that we have kept as a memorial to our allies.
Currently it is a mix of timber/stone framed buildings but there is extensive sithi use of canvas lodges within the city. Areas around the temples are being renovated according to the aspects of the gods.
How big is it?
2.5 miles by 1.5 miles, approximately elliptical. Significant vertical variation and extensive layers of city underground (as developed by drou and deep).
How many people live there?
2500 Aditu in Aquila (approx 500 Aditu still in Jao). Frequent visits from other elvesas and when they choose. at certain holy period this may double with members of other houses.
What's the deal with Ulunat?
Ulunat and other areas have sworn fealty to Aquila and provide a tribute to the city in the form of foodstuffs. the reconstruction is largely being paid for by the sale of the vaulables and spoils of war found in Aquila. The city is net importer of produce and aggregates.
Ulunat is spread around on the mainland outside. Populated by humans who have not left the area.
How is it viewed by the other houses?
Other houses have changed their tune from seeing it as the precipice of a genocidal war to becoming almost the equal of Jao and being a symbol elven greatness again. it is now recgonised as a great achievement by Aditu, and the right thing to have done. It is now a site of pilgrimage for elves from all houses (except L'retel).
Who are the bronze guard?
They are the Gaetasae who are asigned to the defence of aquila.
Posted by blinddrew at 11:49