Gnomingen

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Gnomingen is the name of a little city that can be found in the mountains to the north of Queenshaven. It is concealed inside the crater of an extinct volcano. Those who are headed to Gnomingen must first make their way over the Gulf of Queenshaven, after which they must continue their journey on foot, horseback, or in waggons, passing around Gnomerado on their way to the open side of the caldera farther to the east.   Despite the fact that it is located in close proximity to some much colder places that get a significant amount of snow, the city remains always warm as a result of the volcano that lies underneath it. The people of the little valley almost never wear anything longer than short trousers, skirts, and shirts with short or no sleeves even in the dead of winter since the valley is always warm and lush. The warmth also makes it possible for them to cultivate fruit and vegetables throughout the whole year, which enables them to sell their produce at reasonable rates during the cooler months when they export it.
The life of the gnomes living in the village inside the dead volcano is one of serenity and contentment. The gnomes enjoy a peaceful and simple lifestyle, living in small thatched-roof homes and tending to the land around their village. They are a close-knit community, gathering regularly to socialize and share stories of their day-to-day adventures. They grow a variety of crops and fruits on their lands and hunt for game in the nearby forests. They are also skilled craftsmen, weaving intricate baskets and crafting wooden utensils and tools.   The gnomes also have a strong spiritual connection to their home, gathering every night around fires in the village center to share stories, songs and prayers of thanksgiving. They take great pride in the beauty of their home, and they are fiercely protective of it.

Defences

Walls: Reinforced Wall
Natural Defences: Caldera

Industry & Trade

The majority of the surplus agricultural goods produced by the gnomes are sent to the cities of Perelline and Queenshaven, as well as the gnomish entertainment centre Gnomerado.  
The Pot
 
Deep within the belly of the extinct volcano, a forge glows red-hot with the heat of a thousand fiery furnaces. Inside this smoldering cavern, a small group of gnomes toil away at their craft, hammering and welding metal into intricate tools and mechanical gadgets, using the magma chambers to heat their resources.   The gnomes have built the forge themselves with salvaged materials from across the land. The construction was no small feat - but these industrious little creatures are nothing if not resourceful! They've managed to fashion an impressive array of complex devices, from simple plows to intricate clockwork contraptions.
The gnomes take great pride in their work, carefully crafting each item with skill and precision. They use both ancient techniques passed down through generations, as well as modern techniques they have invented on their own. The result is a unique collection of gadgets that are both beautiful and functional.   Every single one of the devices is kept in Gnomingen and is never offered for sale to anybody outside of the city. Gnomerado, which is also controlled by the gnomes, is the only other location where you may find any of Gnomingen's devices and gadgets.
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Infrastructure

Road Construction: Wood Lined Roads
Main Irrigation: Basin Irrigation
Number of Districts: 10

Districts

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District 1 - The Crib

  • Type: Shanty Town
  • Population: 2512
  • Primary Building Style: Thatched
  • Secondary Building Styles: Wood
  • Aesthetics: Utilitarian
  • Cleanliness: Normal
  • Upkeep: Disorderly
The Crib is located in the centre of the valley, quite close to the lake, and it covers around fifty percent of the lake's waterside. The homes are on the smaller side, colourful, and stacked randomly in up to four levels. The gnomes who live there are responsible for providing sustenance for the whole city by growing food throughout the year, including pumpkins, potatoes, asparagus, and much more.

District 2

  • Type: Entertainment
  • Population: 2422
  • Primary Building Style: Thatched
  • Secondary Building Styles: None
  • Aesthetics: Utilitarian
  • Cleanliness: Normal
  • Upkeep: Well-appointed

District 3 - The Gauntlet

  • Type: Military
  • Population: 1515
  • Primary Building Style: Bricks
  • Secondary Building Styles: Wood
  • Aesthetics: Functional
  • Cleanliness: Immaculate
  • Upkeep: Well-appointed
Right beyond The Gate is where you will find the city's military district, and its name is The Gauntlet. The majority of its residents are service members and their families. Only a tiny portion of the troops are actually on duty or in training at any one time; the rest of the soldiers have extra responsibilities in other parts of the city. In the event that an alert sounds, every soldier may be ready and armed within twenty minutes of receiving the signal.

District 4

  • Type: Oderiferous Business
  • Population: 2616
  • Primary Building Style: Bricks
  • Secondary Building Styles: Wooden
  • Aesthetics: Functional
  • Cleanliness: Normal
  • Upkeep: Lived-in

District 5 - The Emporium

  • Type: Market
  • Population: 2953
  • Primary Building Style: Thatched
  • Secondary Building Styles: None
  • Aesthetics: Normal
  • Cleanliness: Tidy
  • Upkeep: Handsom
Because of its location between The Gauntlet and the districts that surround the lake, this neighbourhood offers quick access from all of the manufacturing facilities to the residences of the district's consumers. Due to the fact that practically every adult citizen of the city is manufacturing something, many goods are not purchased but rather exchanged between different merchants. Because everyone is coming to the market, selling or trading their items, purchasing what they need on top of that, and then departing again, the users of the shopping booths are different every hour.

District 6 - The Pot

  • Type: Craftsmen
  • Population: 2508
  • Primary Building Style: Stone
  • Secondary Building Styles: None
  • Aesthetics: Tasteful
  • Cleanliness: Foul
  • Upkeep: Lived-in

District 7- The Belly

  • Type: Provisions
  • Population: 1577
  • Primary Building Style: Stone
  • Secondary Building Styles: Wooden
  • Aesthetics: Tasteful
  • Cleanliness: Immaculate
  • Upkeep: Well-appointed
The vibrant city district of The Belly in Gnomingen offers a unique experience for foodies. The area is bustling with small stalls selling delicious and affordable street food that will tantalize your taste buds. Whether you are looking for an inexpensive snack or a full-on feast, there's something to satisfy everyone's appetite here. You'll find everything from Ailish (very strong and bitter tea served with really sweet cookies) to Pork Royale (a whole roasted pig with side dishes, a feast for large groups of gnomes).

District 8

  • Type: Craftsmen
  • Population: 2127
  • Primary Building Style: Wooden
  • Secondary Building Styles: None
  • Aesthetics: Utilitarian
  • Cleanliness: Disorderly
  • Upkeep: Lived-in

District 9

  • Type: Industrial
  • Population: 2159
  • Primary Building Style: Bricks
  • Secondary Building Styles: Wooden
  • Aesthetics: Utilitarian
  • Cleanliness: Filthy
  • Upkeep: Lived-in

District 10 - The Gate

  • Type: Gate
  • Population: 1749
  • Primary Building Style: Wooden
  • Secondary Building Styles: Bricks
  • Aesthetics: Normal
  • Cleanliness: Tidy
  • Upkeep: Well-appointed
The gate seals off the collapsed portion of the caldera. There are three distinct entrances to choose from, but only the one in the centre can accommodate waggons. The other two entrances are restricted to pedestrian traffic exclusively.

Assets

Lumber Camps

Woodcutter's Camp
  • Gathers Ebony
  • 13 workers
Woodcutter's Camp
  • Gathers Yew
  • 11 workers
Logging Camp
  • Gathers Alder
  • 41 workers
Logging Camp
  • Gathers Red Oak
  • 42 workers

Ore Mines

Mountain Top Removal Mine
  • Gathers Coal
  • 200 workers

Stone Quarries

Rock Pit
  • Gathers Caliche
  • 110 workers
 
  • Livestock: Goats, Pigs, Rabbits
  • Prey: Peccaries, Wild Rabbit, and Elk
  • Predators: Cougar
  • Aquatic: Catfish and Clams
  • Trees: Peach Tree, Alder, Spruce, Red Oak, Ebony, and Yew
  • Grass: Tall Fescue Grass, Grey Fescue Grass, and Leafy Reedgrass
  • Shrubs: Blueberry Bush, Black Chokeberry, and Raspberry Bush
  • Moss: Baby Tooth Moss, Haircap Moss, and Fern Moss
  • Vines: Butterfly Pea Vine

Points of interest

  • Ancient Burial Grounds: 5.31 km east
  • Ancient Battlefield: 15.14 km northeast
  • Sacred Ground: 4.22 km west

Architecture

  • Primary Building Style: Wooden
  • Secondary Building Styles: Thatched, Bricks, and Stone
  • Aesthetics: Normal
  • Cleanliness: dirty
  • Upkeep: Well-Kept
 
Gnomingen by Tillerz using MidJourney

Geography

Volcanic Caldera
Elevation: 240m above sea level
Distance from the Marine Coast: 20.50 km
Ground Cover: 80%

Water Features

Crater Lake
  • Salinity: fresh
  • Depth: 45 m
  • Navigable: No
  • Aquatic Animals: Catfish and Clams

Climate

Warm Temperate Forest
Avg. Annual Temperature: 20C
Avg. Annual Precipitation: 7.03 m
Avg. Annual Snowfall: none
Seasons: Summer, Winter, Fall, and Spring
Prevailing Winds: northwest to southeast

Natural Resources

Stones

  • Sedimentary: Travertine, Caliche, and Laterite

Ores

  • Minerals: Quarz
  • Metals: Iron, Copper, Tin

Vegetables

  • Asparagus, Basil, Beets, Broccoli, Cale, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Eggplant, Fennel, Garlic, Green Onions, Kohlrabi, Mushrooms, Lettuce, Parsley, Pea Beans, Potatoes, Pumpkin, Radish, Rhubarb, Spinach, Spring Onions, Turnips
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Alternative Name(s)
Mingen
Type
Large city
Inhabitant Demonym
Minger
Location under
Owner/Ruler
Demographics
Total Population: 23254
Primary Race: Gnome
General Attitude: Welcoming and Snoopy
Breakdown
  • Children: 2790
  • Adults: 18139
  • Elderly: 2325
  • Ill/Infirm: 2572
  • Known Criminals: 330
  • Urban Population: 22138
  • Rural Population: 1116
 
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3 Dec, 2022 15:01

And if the volcano became active again, it would lead to Gnome-aggedon!

3 Dec, 2022 16:00

Oh noes. Maybe. The gnomes should take measurements to prevent this!

3 Dec, 2022 16:02

Plug it with ducks, lol.

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