The Fire Silk Road is a conglomeration of 20 towns, cities, and oases in the Sacala Desert plus the capital of Octiragrin in Tirfalon where trade routes run. Textiles, spices, animals, and a meriad of other goods/services flow up and down the trade route. The Fire Silk Road is not a fixed route. There are several possible paths linking settlements throughout the desert.
The road starts and ends in Tirfalon, which is the seat of Government in Octiragrin. The largest caravans that travel the road reach Tirfalon for four major markets a year: Spring Market, Grand Bizarre, Autumn Market, and Winter Market. Smaller caravans and individuals travel the route all year long. The last stop in the Sacala Desert is at Tiron. The 19 other possible stops on the route are:
- Tranquil Haven Traders
- Wadi Warura
The Fire Silk Road is a trade organization. It is governed by a Master of Trade and a Trade Council made up of one representative from each of the cities and oases on the trade route.
The merchants and other travelers of the Fire Silk Road are generally an aimiable lot. the consensus is that open trade is good for everybody. While there are occasional instances of theft and banditry, the road is mostly a safe place. Nowhere else will you find such sharp and shrewd traders as you will on the Fire Silk Road.
Each trader/trading group own their own transportation mechanisms and conveyances. These might include mules, cammels, horses, sand lizards, wagons, sledges, and other means of baring and transporting goods. It is also possible to rent such transports in most of the stops on the route.
From about 1200 AG, the cities and oases of the Sacala Desert
had attempted to trade among themselves even going as far as Tiron
. While some of these caravans had successful runs, many were plagued by bandits and thieves. Certain groups of coastal cities and other desert oases in proximity to one another had loose trade agreements during that period, but it wasn't until the 1350's and after that a formal organization was organized by the Government in Octiragrin
in order to obtain a reliable supply of goods from the desert and coasts of the Sacala region. Tirfalon sent emissaries to the oases and coastal settlements around the Sacala Desert to form a trade organization to beneit all. Most were pleased to become part the organization, but a few were more hesitant. It was decided that Tranquil Haven
should be the headquarters of the organization since it is in the center of the Sacala Desert
. The formal treaty governing the trade organization was signed by all the representtives and the Fire Silk Road came to be in 1400 AG
Open trade brings prosperity to all.
The route/the road