Built along the great shores of The Abyss, Seawatch is at the center of scientific progress. Founded for the purpose of hunting the leviathans found within The Abyss it has since become known as a grimy madhouse of unsupervised progress in both technological and magical ventures.
Staring into the AbyssThough the resources of The Abyss, namely the blood of the massive creatures that live within it, are great the cost of living next to such a malevolent place is even greater. Much of the cities dark happenings can be blamed directly on the lake that fills the cities coffers with blood and gold.
City of Progress, not MoralsWith the advancement of "science" being the focus of much of the cities upper-class, morality has slowly been set aside. New alchemical elixirs tested on asylum patients, ichor studies tested on orphanages, and experiments on prisoners are just of a few of the morally putrid acts that have become commonplace in the ever-delving streets of Seawatch.
RacesMenfolk, like most cities in the Solemn Expanse, are the racial majority in Seawatch. Nearly 70 percent of the population is either dwarf or human. But despite how deep within the Solemn Expanse that Seawatch is several families of Elves, and even some Beastfolk, have claimed the capital as their home. Additionally, hundreds of Steel Warforged can also be found roaming the capital but most eventually leave to find better work elsewhere.
Attempted TechnocracySeawatch has spent most of its existence avoiding the triviality of politics of any spectrum, instead preferring to allow the greatest minds (with the biggest pockets) to rule the city as they see fit. Because of this, things such as commerce, science, and architecture have become booming industries within Seawatch but simple commodities like proper medical facilities and enough food to feed the masses have been deemed "unimportant" by those in charge.
Scientific NobilityThough Seawatch may claim to have removed the affliction of the aristocracy from their streets, elitism still runs strong at the heart of Seawatch's government. But instead of the ever-present political war found in Ravenpeak or the gold-fueled government of Graystone, Seawatch has set those of "Good Education" over the rest of the population. It is not uncommon for those that fail to study within the College of Seawatch to be seen as a lower class comparable to even slaves.
GearpriestsThe title originally being created to mock the various religions found across Haven, Gearpriests have become both protectors and constructors of Seawatch. All Gearpriests are required to be well-studied in dwarven architecture, dwarven machinery, and a hammer-based martial art known as "Osednil". Without their constant, ritualistic maintenance of the city, Seawatch would have long fallen into The Abyss. Because of their importance, they have become a branch of the Seawatch's elite.
IchorDried blood of Abyssal Leviathans that functions as untempered gunpowder. It also has innate magical properties used to help stabilize alchemical potions across the realm.
Steel WarforgedEvery Steel Shell is crafted within Seawatch. Though several upgrades have been made over the years, the base remains the same. They have shared the research with Ravenpeak on how to put souls into the Shells, however. This has made Ravenpeak fairly dependant upon trade with Seawatch.
Alchemical ReagentsUsing Ichor as a stabilizer, Seawatch is able to transport more volatile substances that would otherwise be too dangerous to travel with. This has allowed them to trade goods others will not touch.
Technological ProgressionThe most profitable export from Seawatch is the unending technological and alchemical progress that is the core philosophy of Seawatch. Trading with anyone who is willing, most knowledge is traded not for coin but for additional knowledge of the world.
- College of Seawatch
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- Alternative Name(s)
- The Watch
- Around 40,000.
- Inhabitant Demonym
- Location under
- Solemn Expanse
- Though Seawatch uses an abundance of Dwarven Steel, they cannot make it.
- Used for alchemical purposes, water from the Abyss is known as Shade Water.
- Seawatch has the only non-magical college.
- Ichor is basically even more volatile gunpowder.
- Seawatch is fairly open-minded when it comes to races.
- The dwarven ruins under Seawatch have yet to be fully explored due to the negative affects of the Abyss.
- Being situated near Bastion, Seawatch has "Pilgrimage Roads" so that priests may travel through quickly.