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MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Old Town    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Water)

Old Town is anything but old and stuffy. Though the city is trying to be respectable, at its roots, it is as rough and tumble as they came in the day. You can see what the city was like “in the day” by strolling Old Town by waterfront.

Siren no Orakio
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.900000
The BlackWater Tunnels    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Underground)

For all the aquaducts coming into the city, there munt be a place for the water to leave. Thus, many years ago, the Blackwater Tunnels were commissioned to carry sewage away from the city buildings.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Sunset District    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

It began with buildings along the sunset road, the road to the west.  This is the west most area of the city proper, all of it new growth beyond the existing city walls.  Hence, they seem to be building into the sunset.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.500000
Old City    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

This section of the city shows the city’s roots as a medieval/ primitive town.  Surrounded by the original city walls, Old City is filled with heavy stone buildings. The buildings here are different from the rest of the city. They look like they were part of an ancient castle or fort, or built in the age when the city was on the frontier of civilization.

manfred
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 3.400000
The Calm Alleys    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The Calm Alley, and a few small insignificant streets nearby have always been calm, some would say boring. There are few people in those narrow passages, and no one looks into your eyes as you pass them…

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 5 / 4.200000
Azure District    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The district gets its name by the good sized walls that are painted a bright blue that mark the magic district. That wall is watched by the Witchhunter guard.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 3.625000
Biblos Quarter    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The Great Library’s name is still officially "The Cathedral of Knowledge" even after the Reformation.  It sill dominates the quarter, even though things have changed so much.

EchoMirage
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.750000
Small People in the Big City    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

When society keeps getting more cosmopolitan, cities of mixed racial makeup start to appear. Neighborhoods dedicated to specific races will occur.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 4.500000
Sweet Water District    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The Sweet Water district is where everyone wants to live.  Everything is so peaceful, green, and calm.  Children frolic in the streets and greens of the homes.  The Blues, the district\‘s special watch, make sures everyone is safe and happy.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 3 / 3.166667
Wall Line    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

The Outer wall is a barrier against the dangers from outside the city. In its shadows is another barrier, one from hope, comfort, and warmth.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 2.875000
Sky Street    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Sky street (and the blocks around it) are odd.  The shadows are darker. The air is damper. The mood is bleak and errie. The street is silent, all the noise muted somehow. However, you can always seem to hear someone crying.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 5.000000
Antioch    Locations  (City)   (Plains)

Antioch is the most important city on ThirdLand. It is not the “capital”, that is Amar. It is not the “heart”, that is Avon. Antioch is it’s “Center”. It is where things “happen”. Antioch and its’ City State seems to be the “center of the modern universe”.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.750000
Neighborhoods    Locations  (Neighborhoods)   (Any)

Everyone has to live and work somewhere.

Pariah
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 8 / 3.750000
Cells in The Western Bogs    Locations  (Establishment)   (Swamp)

Squish, Squish. Squish.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 2 / 3.500000
The Place of Holding    Locations  (Establishment)   (Other)

The People of Antioch are pretty forgiving. However, when their laws are transgressed, you really do not want to be the person who is caught.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Comments: 7
Ideas: 0
Votes: 4 / 4.375000
Elven Prison    Locations  (City)   (Any)

What is an Elven Prison? It is their entire city.

Cheka Man
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 3.625000
The Paul and Peter Fortress    Locations  (Fortification)   (Any)

It is massive and grey. It nearly blots out the sun as you approach. Soon it will be the last time you will see the horizon.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Votes: 4 / 4.625000
Old Town Jail    Locations  (Establishment)   (Water)

As you are marched towards The Key, you can feel the rickety dock sway back under the weight of the prisoners. The rowing of The Key is slow and deliberate. You see your home for the next few months. You are suprised it is still afloat.

MoonHunter
November 13, 2005
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Ideas: 3
Votes: 6 / 3.583333
Prisons, Jails, and Places of Holding    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

bastille, big cage, big house, big school, black hole, booby hatch, brig, bucket, bull pen, caboose, cage, calaboose, can, cell, clink, concentration camp, cooler, coop, county hotel, death house, detention camp, detention centre, doing time, dungeon, fish bowl, freezer, inside, Jail, Jailhouse, joint, jug, keep, limbo, lockup, mill, pen, penal institution, penitentiary, pokey, pound, prison, rack, reformatory, slammer, solitary, statesville, stir, stockade, tank, there are hundreds of names and hundreds of thousands of different ones. What are yours?

MoonHunter
November 10, 2005
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Votes: 11 / 4.227273
Salt and Herb Shoppe    Locations  (Establishment)   (Any)

Many think gold and silk are the way to wealth, but people always need to eat and they hate to eat the "same old bland thing". Thus they will always buy herbs, spices, and salt.

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Nomadic Library

       By: Murometz

Saril had a dream. To open a library in the windswept wastes of Naarish, so that the people of the many villages and towns spread over the hundreds of leagues of desert could discover the joys of his books. For a whole year he kept his library open, but alas, almost no one came.

That is when Saril came up with his new idea. If people didn't travel to read his books, he would travel to them! Saril closed his library, hired a team of twelve camels, loaded up the beasts with all of his books and proceeded to invent the first nomadic library.

Now children and adults alike, looked forward to hearing the bells of Saril's camels as he entered their villages, as he tirelessly traversed the deserts in a long circuitous route, visiting every village and town he came across, in turn. It came to pas that Saril's traveling library came to some fame, and that is how the folk of Naarish became literate.

A word of warning though. Naarish has only six thousand volumes. He deals with those that lose or steal his tomes quite "harshly", by bypassing the town or village which was responsible for losing one of his books for that calendar year.

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