The port of the north
The sun reflected in the water, the sound of crashing waves floated through the air. It was a cold and clear morning. A few fishers were already out on the sea in their boats. A few dinghies had found their way out, but one was returning due to the harsh waves. The sun made its way from the shore and into the mostly empty streets of Arcmore as a new day began.With a population of aproximately 960, Arcmore is the smallest of the three major Treil settlements in Halivaara. The village is rather secluded, just like the two other settlements, as they are cut off from the rest of Ildres due to the disputes between the Treil and the Nerna. Arcmore is mostly dependent on itself and if there is any need for import, the only other settlements they have contact to are those within Halivaara. They have little contact with the humans in the Kingdom of Edrea. In reality they only have contact to Hinall, and even that is limited.
The village of Arcmore was founded around 300 AK, so roughly 450 years ago. It was one of the three major places were the Treil fled to after the Nerna hunted them, rounded them up and tried to eradicate them from Ildres. The area Arcmore is in is called Halivaara and it belongs to the Treil by old agreements. Ildres no longer honours these agreements, but the country has been too busy with the first and Second Great War with the humans to persecute the Treil any further. Arcmore was the last of the three settlements to be founded, and it's the one furthest away from the rest of Ildres.
The reason people left the biggest village was primarily due to food shortages. Those in Arcmore now live off the sea and they have specialised themselves in sea voyage and fishing. The inhabitants of Arcmore have been known to be among those who raided in Bech in The Kingdom of Edrea. Hinall was one of the primary targets due to the large amount of goods and materials they had. There are still new people coming into Arcmore, most are either Humans or they're Half-breeds fleeing from certain death.
Time to bomb you with feedback! Congrats again on completing so many prompts so quickly. Since I'm attempting to leave a comment on all your new articles, these may be a bit shorter than they usually are.
As always, your art is lovely. I especially like the Rama Architecture picture. The main question that I have is about the relationship between the settlement and the southern continent. Do they trade regularly or was the light stone import deal something unique?
So now for the nitpicks, typos, and other minor issues. In the first quote, it says "The sun reflected in the water", I think it should say "on the water or off the water"
In the second paragraph after the quote, consider using a few synonyms for the word "contact". Replacing the second "contact" should make the number of contacts less noticeable. In the demographics, the "Percentage of pupulation" has a small typo.
Congrats again on being so productive!
Maker of Maps
Oh wow! Such a nice and short little article by the great ninne! I was about to be blown away because a LOT of the terms here were unfamiliar with me but you managed to link them Together very well! I’d say this was an amazing feat indeed! I’ll get to what i liked about this article first before critiquing. 1) First and foremost, I love how interconnected this article is! The links really make it interconnected and without them, I wouldn’t have understood this article XD. That alone already deserves a like from me! 2) Secondly, just the article itself. I love the intricate history of behind the settlement and the part about the Treil Iwachi escaping to here. It also makes sense that everyone here Cooperates with each other since they’re already in a tight situation with very few people to trade with XD. 3) And last but not least, the artwork itself was just gorgeous! It really gave off an old school fantasy setting like most of your articles so it really makes me interested in seeing that! ( it’s just a personal opinion though). Now coming to the feedback part! I’m a bit short on time and sleepy too so forgive me if this comment was bad or feels robotic . 1) Who were/are some of the famous people from this settlement? What are they famous for? 2) How does law enforcement inside the city work? What are the agencies responsible for carrying out this task? 3) What about defences? How does this town defend itself? No matter how small it is, it must have defences of some sorts. Any sort of defence force or other defensive measures? As always, I loved this article just like every single other article of yours! ITS JUST SO DAMNED FUCKING AMAZING! IF I COULD, I WOULD LIKE IT SEVEN TIMES! Three times for the article itself, twice for the artwork and once for the formatting. Your articles are always , GOD FUCKING AMAZING LEVEL OF COOL AND AMAZING! Congrats ninne and keep up the amazing and goddamned great work!