Akkash Settlement in Ealdwyll | World Anvil

Akkash

Following the discovery of Heatstone fortune seekers soon flocked to the location of its discovery. Initially many small settlements rose up in the area around the heatstone quarry. This turned out to be a very dangerous situation because of the many inflicted creatures living in the area. It became clear to everyone involved that they were in need of a walled city like those on the shores of West Eghea.
— Excerpt from the Walled Cities of West Eghea
 

Against all odds

Before the founding of Akkash no one had ever thought it possible for a city to thrive deep within the dangerous wilderness of West Eghea. Yet against all odds the founders of Akkash managed to built a city strong enough to withstand the dangers lurking in the shadows. Its walls are 21 metres high and 5 metres thick. New sections of the wall get built with every expansion of the city. The layout developed by the founders accommodates with this need to expand. The city lies on the banks of the river Avin which is their main water supply and connection to the rest of the world. The heatstone they quarry is transported to Yrillia over this river.
 

Demographics

The city started out with a population consisting of people working at the stone quarry, or providing whatever those workers needed. Food, clothes, protection, and so much more. Later on the prospect of starting over in a newly built city drew in many people from all over the world. This made Akkash a multicultural hub and so far this has worked remarkably well. Due to its close proximity to places like the Glyph or the Blue Marshes the city drew in many scholars, scientists and obscurists. Today the city is a mix of colors, cultures, religions and professions. A baker is as important to the people here as a member of the city council.
Founding Date
3383
Type
City
Population
34.067
Location under

Safety First

To protect the massive heatstone quarry against the attacks of predators or inflicted a wall was built around it. Work on it started in 3392 and was completed in 3403. The wall around the quarry is guarded at all times. It is 3 metres thick and 9 metres high. The guards patrol on top of it.

 
WIP
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21 Jul, 2020 15:08

Love the way this is mulitcultural and reminds me a bit of the gold run ish another excellent article!

Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
22 Jul, 2020 03:53

Thank you. :)

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
Grandmaster CoffeeQuills
CoffeeQuills the Coffee Quaffer
22 Jul, 2020 08:55

I have an image of the city now, using the old walls to denote sections for specific purposes or even kept in place in case they need to fall back to an inner wall if the outer ones are breached - nice article!

Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
22 Jul, 2020 12:19

Thank you. :) I am glad I managed to bring that across.

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.
23 Jul, 2020 08:48

I love the idea of walls being added on every time the city expands. Must be a really interesting layout on the inside with the old walls still in place.   I kind of want to visit Akkash. It sounds fascinating despite the surrounding dangers. :)

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Sage Rynn19
Wendy Vlemings (Rynn19)
23 Jul, 2020 11:35

Thank you. :)

Author of Ealdwyll, a fantasy world full of mystery.