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This site for a city was chosen initially as a mining outpost for its proximity to obsidian and sandstone deposits as well as the Iaria Trade Route. However, soon after mining operations began, a group of miners soon stumbled across a great cavern lined with glass and obsidian. Inside the cavern was a giant, hibernating dragon which they named Cilzryn. This was seen as a sign from Sote so they built a city above the sleeping dragon with wells leading directly into the cavern to drop sacrifices - food, water, and gold - down to Cilzryn in worship of Sote. Because the Dragon has all its needs provided for, he has happily remained in his den beneath the city.
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The Value of WaterDespite having a sustainable source of water nearby, Qanin spends a great deal of time and energy managing water for the city's citizens. Water is actually one way of paying taxes in Qanin. A certain percentage of a family's taxes for the year can be forgiven in return for said family fetching water from nearby water sources and transporting it to the city. This water is used for citizens to drink, city irrigation, and to be given to Cilzryn.
CilzrynThe hibernating Dragon below the city was awoken from his hibernation by the construction of Qanin. Initially, the populace feared he would rise from his den, destroying the city, and they began to throw food and water through a well. Making sacrifices is not only a show of religious piety and status, but also is required by law. A portion of each citizen's taxes is expected to be sacrifice to Cilzryn.
Spire of DragonsThe second tallest building in Qani is known as the Spire of Dragons. Because the palace sits on a hill, it towers above the entire city, even though the palace itself is fewer stories than the Spire of Dragons. The spire is a temple built adjacent to Cilzryn's well, but unlike other temples built in territory inhabited by dragons, the spire above the temple has a series of archways to encourage nesting dragons. Interestingly enough, the spire is almost entirely inhabited by Wyverns. Worshiping in this temple is, understandably, fairly distracting. Services are mostly held before the sun rises when Wyvern activity is at its lowest. Services held during the day will often take place in any area of the temple interior that doesn't sit directly under the open portion of the spire.
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