Red Chapel is the unfortunately located capital of the Northern Reach, relying upon taxes and imports to sustain its citizens and maintain their prosperity. The Church of the Heathen Prophet thrives in the hearts of the city due to the citizens' reliance upon the Church's wealth and prosperity for their very survival.
Industry & Trade
The Church of the Heathen Prophet sits at the center of the city, with the businesses and homes of Red Chapel sprawling haphazardly around the church. The buildings closest to the center are generally older, and many have multiple additions as their residents or business owners have risen in wealth and prestige. The newest buildings are located around the periphery, split into districts by the financial means of their residents.
Guilds and Factions
The Red Chapel building at the center of the town was built upon the foundation of what is believed to have been the Heathen Prophet's secret dwelling. Originally serving as a sacred pilgrimage site, the town slowly grew up around it. Eventually the Church of the Heathen Prophet relocated their headquarters to the town. When the Heathens took over the governing of the Northern Reach in 5738 they also relocated the capital to Red Chapel, bringing a new era of wealth and prosperity to the formerly backwater city.
Wood is plentiful, although the city has not developed the infrastructure to utilize it for more than local projects. Plants and wildlife from the surrounding forest and nearby river are also found in abundance. The city does not have ready access to typical farming fields and therefore relies heavily on imported food, mainly from Arcturia, to feed its population. The city relies heavily on taxes and goods from its subordinate towns and trade through the Portal Exchange.