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City of Endure

Rounded, white-and-blue buildings that seem to be melting and fusing with each other to form blocks between the streets.
A big statue of a bulky, proud alzufhar towering in the plaza at the centre, with a beautifully chiselled plaque at its base displaying the Pact with the Dhalmanite alzufhars.
An always busy port filled with feathery and waterland silky workers, the latter of which divide their working area between land and underwater structures.
An impressive temple for the followers of Autonomism, complete with areas for each of the main gods.   No matter where you put a picture of the City of Endure, anyone would be able to distinguish it from anywhere else in the archipelago.   As the capital city of Dhalmain, Endure is brimming with personality, and with work being done on every corner as far as the eyes can see.

On the city

Endure is one of the biggest and most densely populated cities in the Haan Archipelago. Most of the important military, governmental and commercial activities in Dhalmain go through it at some point, as it contains the biggest port in the country, the house of the parliament and the main barracks.   The southern end of the city features the port, where big warehouses store all kinds of products including live creatures: the most famous export of the island, as the Dhalmanites have a strong history of creature husbandry and specialize on creating selectively-breed variants of domestic and even actual creatures.
At a small distance from the port, going north, as the zone of warehouses ends and the residential area starts, a big plaza marks the centre of the city, crowned with an impressive monument to Bheimil, the ambassador alzufhar that helped settle and maintain the impressive pact between the Dhalmanite and their alzufhar.   The main governmental buildings of the country, including the House of Parliament, surrounds this plaza, as well as some big and old business like the Havto Caldegai's Handyfolk Warehouse. The rest of the city mixes residential areas with busy, bustling commercial areas that are visited by people from everywhere in the country.

Under the city

Symbol of the Underfolk by Naelín
Endure was the first city in the archipelago to have a complete underground plumbing system: a network of tunnels, the main ones big enough for workers to transit and work around them, bringing in the fresh water and removing the waste.
This created the perfect environment for the development of The Underfolk, an organization of scoundrels of all kinds that reunited by the common cause of surviving, that made the tunnels their home.
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The Haan Archipelago
Portrait of Danae, a holding his peace bird pen and a book containing a map
Danae by Naelin
The cartographer Danae from the City of Birdland in Thaur was commissioned to draw a map of the Haan Archipelago for the second edition of The Book of the Habits and Beasts, published in the 3rd of Birthing, 3 E.Ru.   Danae took advantage of the enclyclopaedia's team of researchers to gather precise information and went himself into research expeditions to survey remote areas. His work resulted in what is considered the most accurate and widespread map of the Archipelago to this day, which details even most of the coasts of the Savage Isles.

Articles under City of Endure

Cover image: Dhalmain Banner by Naelin


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Feb 8, 2021 19:08 by Luca Poddighe

Articulo lindo! Pero está un mensaje en spanglish "a red of tunnels", perdona mi broma!

Feb 9, 2021 02:14

OMG como pasó eso????!!! Muchas gracias por avisar, no lo había notado!! Eso me pasa por escribir dormido...

Feb 8, 2021 22:50 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I love the city name! :D It sounds like a really interesting place. I'm particularly intrigued by the tunnel system under the city. :)

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
Feb 9, 2021 02:17

Thank you Emy! The Underfolk article expands on how the tunnel system is used. You read it some weeks ago <3 It is quite inspired by Elder Scrolls' Outlaws refuges, which are usually built on sewers.