Silver-Dust {OLD} Settlement in Ménicéa | World Anvil

Silver-Dust {OLD}

Capital of Odelia and principal producer of metals in the whole continent, Silver-Dust thrones like an eagle nest on top of the higher plateau of the Mount Odelia.


  • Gérouns : 85%
  • Morknars : 10%
  • Humans and others : 5%


After years of persecution from bandits, the city shut all its doors but one and built large walls and traps all around itself. The main gate is heavily fortified and guarded. A drawbridge needs to be crossed to enter.

Industry & Trade

The city's mines provide the capital with most of its marble, metals, and jewels, but also all its neighbor regions with construction materials.


The city was built layer after layer as the workers and bourgeois moved in during the iron rush 200 years ago. At first, the big city was a simple mining outpost set to search for mineral beds. Excavations were about to stop when a traveler accidentally discovered large veins right under the camp.   Unfortunately for him, he was betrayed by one of the miners that sold the information before he could, triggering an immediate rush toward the mountains. From there, life organized itself around the many mining pits. With time and the number of miners that moved in week after week, Silver-Dust was recognized as a city by the state after it reached 3000 inhabitants. The name comes from the subtle position of the town, sometimes drowning its lower floors under a sea of clouds and hiding everything below the peaks.   As expansion went by, the four layers the city has today slowly appeared. Nowadays, the whole place is half-troglodyte: most of the town is "outside," but a considerable part is actually dug inside old mining pits rearranged into districts.   If early bandits harmed the population, forcing them to seal all the old entries to the city and leaving only one, they pushed authorities to build the bridges network that significantly facilitates access to the city. Before the bridges were built, travelers and caravans had to climb a dangerous road soberly named "Death road" by Gérouns as they usually do. It was going around narrow peaks and valleys swarming with wolves and tiaplos , while also lacking signs and beacons.   Thankfully, it only took five years after the city was recognized for the king to accept and fund the construction of the first bridges, that now links plateaux between them before landing on the road between Elyades and Insdyl.   Even if all of this was mostly motivated by the minerals and the gorgeous white marble produced in the mines, it granted the capital with substantial discounts for more than 60 years.   Later, when Morknars arrived on the continent, their scholars quickly gained interest in the city as their technologic knowledge found the technology hunger of the local governance.
Large city
90 000
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Cover image: by Karol Sollich


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