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Scrasamax
December 31, 2015
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Votes: 2 / 4.250000
Podvadom    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Also known as aquastats or hydrostations, the submersible cities of the Eurasian Alliance

Longspeak
September 16, 2013
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Comments: 8
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.900000
Dragon's Wake    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Once known by another name, the port city of Dragon's Wake suffered terrible tragedy, from which it is still recovering.

Scrasamax
November 3, 2011
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.125000
New NuOrleans    Locations  (City)   (Water)

A Caribbean raft city

Maggot
December 11, 2009
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.333333
Tawsooooshar    Locations  (City)   (Water)

 The jewel of the imperial shoal, this aquatic city is the emperor's seat of power.

axlerowes
March 15, 2009
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Comments: 17
Ideas: 0
Votes: 8 / 3.812500
The Island and Firth of Crueloar    Locations  (City)   (Water)

A rough town which is haven for outlaws is a staple of all adventuring genres. In the fantasy genre the town of Crueloar provides places in which you can share a dinner table with a vampire or learn the ways of dark magic.

Grey
August 20, 2008
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
Fishtown    Locations  (City)   (Water)

One of the few cities in the world where the ability to swim is more than just recommended.

MoonHunter
April 24, 2007
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Comments: 14
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 4.416667
City Image - UnderSkyWater    Locations  (City)   (Water)

An exotic and oddly beautiful city unlike any other.

MoonHunter
August 20, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 3.800000
Fort Port    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Fort Port started as a military fortification on the mouth of the Antioch River at the Known Sea, three days West of Antioch (the city).  Slowly a small community had sprung up around the Fort and its tiny port.  After decades of watching for Wapti, the militia was pulled leaving the few River Clanners behind. The Rat Clan took The Fort for their own, making it their clan house. However things were not grand as the farming was poor and the fishing not much better. But, there is always ships along the waters here.  A great deal of traffic in and out of the river and along the coast.  And so many things seemed to just "fall off" the deck and docks in these waters… finding their way here. And well, someone has to sell them.

Ria Hawk
August 11, 2006
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 6 / 3.333333
Port Reliance    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Port Reliance is a squalid little port town, a hive of pirates, murderers, thieves, brigands, and brawlers.  The lowest of the low, the most desperate of sea-farers end up here sooner or later.  Adventurers will fit right in.

MoonHunter
May 28, 2006
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.875000
City Image - Celedor by the River    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Celedor by the River is built around the junction of the small but mighty Blue Arrow River and Rodean River. The City’s namesake is the well known Celedor of the Hill, a fortified city of great antiquity.  In the annuals of history, Celedor of the Hill with its mighty fortifications and military history is well noted and frequently mentioned, but in the world today, its nearby sibling city Celedor by the River is more important.

MoonHunter
December 7, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.500000
City Image - TearDrop City    Locations  (City)   (Water)

To call TearDrop City a city is to be generous. It is one of the largest collections of SkyFolk on the north part of the east coast of ThirdLand. It gains its name from the TearDrop shaped rock on the natural set of the stone pillars not far off shore.

Cheka Man
December 7, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.250000
City Image - De Maddenville    Locations  (City)   (Water)

De Maddenville sprawls across a sixth of the island of Banhoesea, and was built when the De Madden Company was young, around a bay that provided a handy deepwater port for traders.

MoonHunter
December 7, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 5 / 4.100000
City Image - Sand City    Locations  (City)   (Water)

It is strange to have a city between two towns, especially when the two towns were there first and are “famous”, but such is the way of Sand City.

MoonHunter
December 7, 2005
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Comments: 6
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.250000
City Image - Sodius    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Sodius is The White City, known for its White Gold - Salt.

MoonHunter
December 6, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
City Image - Bridgedale AKA The River Wall    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Bridgedale is the most magnificent walled city in the Marches. It is a sprawl on both sides of the Nargwal. The city continues to grow outside the city walls. The inner cities on both sides have three walls with the river closing the square. The walls are tall structures of masoned riverstones.  The same multicolored round stones are used in almost every building in the city.

Ancient Gamer
December 6, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 4.200000
City Image - Kaldarien    Locations  (City)   (Water)

The city of Kaldarien is a bustling port on the Isle of Wildenmeer, often called the isle of the twin duchies, and is the capital of the southernmost duchy.

Cheka Man
December 6, 2005
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Comments: 4
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.125000
City Image - Walkabout Creek    Locations  (City)   (Water)

The City of Walkabout Creek is based within the only pass in the Mountians of Quartz. All around it is a sixty foot wall of solid but perfectly clear quartz.

MoonHunter
December 6, 2005
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Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Votes: 2 / 3.500000
City Image - Silver Gate    Locations  (City)   (Water)

Silver Gate is built behind a natural harbor upon six and a half steep hills. It leads to the hills and their silver mines.

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 1 / 3.500000
City Image - Ageos    Locations  (City)   (Water)

The entire city has a soft glow: the reflected back light from the massive light egg stone up the estuary.

MoonHunter
December 4, 2005
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Comments: 3
Ideas: 0
Votes: 3 / 4.000000
City Image - Chedru    Locations  (City)   (Water)

The city of Chedru is one of the strangest Elventi cities in existence.  It echos the traditional giant HomeTrees and catwalks between them of "normal" Elventi city.  Yet there is no forest here.  The Elventi were deposited here, far from the green trees and mountains of their traditional homelands.  They have made their Way here.

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Pearl Spider Economics

       By: Murometz

These rare, fist-sized spiders do not make webs, but rather excrete secretions which harden upon contact with air. These "droppings" resemble barley-sized spider eggs, or even lustrous pearls, once the slime coating them, dries up. In fact, dried Pearl Spider "drops" are indistinguishable from the marine varieties produced by mollusks, and hence of identical value on the open market!

Several centuries ago, they were studied by naturalists, and several observations were made. Firstly, was that these spiders "lay" these pearls for no apparent or discernible "natural" reason, and secondly, the naturalists had discovered that the more these spiders ate or were fed--and they were true omnivores--the larger the spider pearls came out.

A cottage industry began. Enterprising merchants hunted and collected these creatures across the lands, erecting spider-farms for the manufacture of Spider Pearls. It wasn't long before someone got the idea to force-feed the spiders, ala foie gras geese, and soon, the fattened spiders began pooping out pearls of great size! (relatively speaking). The regular pearl market came to disarray, and prices and value fluctuated wildly.

[b]Plothook[/b] The Mermen Mercantile Alliance hires the party to eradicate all terrestrial Pearl Spider Farms!

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