Ah, Elmazar. The gem of the Asharian monarchy. Few places in the world has more beauty than the Asharian capital city. Tall stone towers with intricate decorations of various metal types. A lot of industry, yet one of the cleanest cities in Shireon. The pinnacle of technology with the clockwork constructions.
Industry & Trade
Guilds and Factions
There are several noble families in this city trying to push their agendas both politically and financially. One of these families is the Monvern family.
For control of construction of clockwork constructions, and to keep an eye on who call themselves Clockwork tinkerers there is the Clockwork Guild.
The local lodge of the Ravenous Ravens, the Rustfeather Lodge, is sometimes noticeable, not by sight but by their deeds.
As the Asharian army claimed the area for themselves back in 1287 the mines had barely made a dent into the amount of metal in the mountains. The Asharians quickly started mining operations to begin building up the area for their new city. The renamed the town from "whatever the Tec'lesh calls it" to Elmazar, and begun making an infrastructure that would be able to support the planned mining operations.
The mountains were richer than anyone had expected. Already by 1375 it was clear that Elmazar would grow even larger than the current capital city of Asharia - Mandural. It was then decided that the capital city should be permanently moved from Mandural to Elmazar since the current monarch liked the mining city better than the plains city. It took some years to get it done since new governemt buildings and a new castle needed to be constructed, but in 1413 the process was finally done.
As it begun to be clear for people outside Elmazar that the city had riches below the earth, a small delegation of dwarves moved to the city. They were awed by the amount of metal ores the mountain actually contained, and wanted to be part of it. By the 1600's their number had grown to over a thousand. They brought with them the patient skills of the dwarves, and opened workshops and smiths to make sure the mining business was done right.
In the 1700's the dwarves came up with a technology called clockwork. In the beginning it didn't do much, other than making small trinkets and toys, but as the technology evolved there seemed like there was no end to what the technology could be used for. In 1993 the current monarch decided that the road between Elmazar and Mandural was too long and cumbersome to travel, so he commissioned the construction of the Clockwork Gondola that should travel between the two cities, making the trip smoother and faster than going by foot or horseback. It took many years to plan and construct this gondola, but in 2087 the construction was done, and the travel time between Elmazar and Mandural was cut down by days.