A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: Undefined offset: 0

Filename: models/mrand_idea.php

Line Number: 37

Strolen's Citadel: Old Town By MoonHunter
Login or register. (You can now login/register with your social networks.)

2 Votes


Hits: 2696
Comments: 2
Ideas: 0
Rating: 4.5
Condition: Normal
ID: 1575


January 24, 2006, 12:42 am

Vote Hall of Honour

You must be a member to use HoH votes.
Author Status


Print Friendly and PDF

Old Town


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.

Old Town is just that, the original village/ town center. The city started as a trade junction between the river and the local region. It expanded as a waystation for river travelers and those who transported goods. The city had humble beginnings, but soon blossomed. New docks were built. A new marina/ harbor dug out. New roads were created to service them. The city grew away from Old Town.

Yet the buildings are still here. The paint is often peeling on the out buildings, but they are still filled with businesses. Old Town continues to live.

The buildings here along the river are made of brick, accented with wood. They have wood roofs for the most part. While many of them have basements, they are seldom used. The river has a problem of rising every few years and flooding out the area. That is why the streets in this area are all paved with bricks. The sidewalks are wooded boardwalks and raised a good foot from the street level.

The buildings also have a great deal of glass in them as well, some of the largest windows many have seen, some a good four feet across and eight feet tall. While windows of this size are found in the rest of the city, this was the first place that windows of this style were made.

Old Town is mostly filled with places of low repute, drinking, gambling, and the occasionally wenching goes on here. Such things were here to entertain the original stop overs; and have been run out of the rest of the town. There are some shops, some of which are quite exotic, and a messenger’s guild stop.

The North part of Old Town has the old Brick Factory, the source of all the bricks in this region of the Land.  Next to it is the glass factory (the two share a common furnace and smoke stack). Here some glass craftsmen from far away set up shop at the beginning of the city. They have made the huge windows and marvelous mirrors that have made the city famous.

Additional Ideas (0)

Please register to add an idea. It only takes a moment.

Join Now!!

Gain the ability to:
Vote and add your ideas to submissions.
Upvote and give XP to useful comments.
Work on submissions in private or flag them for assistance.
Earn XP and gain levels that give you more site abilities.
Join a Guild in the forums or complete a Quest and level-up your experience.
Comments ( 2 )
Commenters gain extra XP from Author votes.

Voted KendraHeart
November 19, 2005, 23:24
I thought SO!

I followed the links because they always lead to something interesting. I was thinking that very thing (It being Sacramento) when I was reading the original post, then following the link to the City Jail. That confirmed it. Truth really is stranger than fiction. My old Hometown has a couple of tourist traps and Old Town is one of them.

However, it is a great fictionalization. The logistics of living near a river are the same in fantasy as well as reality. It is a good neighborhood to have in a river city that has grown beyond a river stop.

Sacramento really could not be Sacramento without steam though. You need trains and paddleboats. However, it is a nice fictionalization. You need something to have a great deal of travel, people need to be passing through. You also need a booming wealth to occur.
Voted Pariah
August 5, 2006, 22:47
Only voted

Link Backs


Random Idea Seed View All Idea Seeds

       By: Agar

A magician develops a new way to make scrolls and can sell more powerful spells for cheap. Problem is, whether the magician is aware of it or not, the spell's power comes from spirits trapped by the magic that makes the scroll. Once used to power the scroll, the spirit is driven mad by the forces that have ripped through it's being, and often develops a homicidal thirst to destroy the one who tormented it. The spell the spirit was used for may have left some residual power in the spirit to give it more abilities than it ever used to have.

Buyer beware!

Ideas  ( ) | November 10, 2002 | View | UpVote 0xp

Creative Commons License
Individual submissions, unless otherwise noted by the author, are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License
and requires a link back to the original.

We would love it if you left a comment when you use an idea!
Powered by Lockmor 4.1 with Codeigniter | Copyright © 2013 Strolen's Citadel
A Role Player's Creative Workshop.
Read. Post. Play.
Optimized for anything except IE.