When this city was founded hundreds of years ago, it was nothing more than a small trading outpost - a way to trade goods between our peoples. But since it's humble beginnings, it became way more than that. It became a beacon of hope, a proof that we aren't that different, a sign that together we can achieve way more. May this city stay a bastion to protect both our peoples, and a bridge between us all!Kamorda is an ancient city, high in the mountains. It started as a humble outpost thausands of years ago, but quickly became a beacon of peace between the Dwarves of Roxtoi and the Elves in the South. Both empires are long gone, but this city remains and has never fallen, not even during the War of Fate.
GeographyKamorda sits high in the . This nearly impenetrable bastion was built right into the rock, and only a handful of paths lead to the city. Only a couple hundred meters away from the city walls, the river crashes down hundreds of meters into the valley. Additionally, the begins from within the city and is one of only two paths across the mountain range.
InhabitantsInitially, Kamorda was built by two huge empires - the Dwarves of Roxtoi, and the Elves in the South. For a long time, this was clearly visible in the city's population, and other folks were the minority. During the War of Fate this all changed. While the entire world descended into chaos, Kamorda stood strong and fought off every attack thrown at the city. This made countless people flee their home, hoping to find refuge within the impenetrable city walls. Many did not survive this journey, but those who did were welcomed in. Today, the city is home to folks of all kinds. Still some reluctance towards other people, especially within the ancient and traditional families, and a clear divide in wealth and power between the species is visible, but fading away day by day.
Industry & TradeA long time ago, Kamorda was the primary exporter of ores and metals. Their produce was known all over the world, and some of the most incredible artifacts were created with metals smelted here. But after the Empire of Roxtoi fell, the city lost access to the deep dwarven mines and could no longer keep up with the demand. Quickly the city shifted their industry away from pure ore and smelted metals, and focused more and more on metal produce. The biggest exporter of ores, became one of the biggest importers, as they combined the ancient knowledge of the dwarves and elves and developed a unique style of smithing. These items combine the elegance of ancient elven works, with the sturdiness of the dwarves. Within a couple of decades, these items found their way into the entire world.
Buildings & Infrastructure
Kamorda has one of the most interesting building styles I have ever seen. You can find countless different styles from all over the world just sitting next to each other. And scattered between all of this, you can find the ancient buildings of the city. Massive and impressive fortresses, built for eternity, but with an elegance and beauty only the ancient elves understood.
To transport goods in and out of the city, the city is using cable cars starting hundreds of meters beneath the city on the shores of the. These cable cars were built thousands of years ago, and can transport multiple tons at once.
Kamorda is built like a fortress. Four walls surround the city, and the gates are placed alternating towards the east and west, so potential attackers have to cross big parts of the city to reach the center.
The most notable building within the city is the Likogrum. It's a gigantic building in the center of the city and was built on the spot where the peace treaty was signed. It holds ancient records and the entire Kamordian government.