Archive of the Dead
A lot of people came and went to this city, and every soul needs a final resting place. So the entire inner circle of the city exists on a gigantic burial site. It's less disturbing than you may think.
Beneath the streets of Luxaltar lies a maze of tombs known that is its catacombs. Hallways housing the remains of thousands, from their skulls to their ashes. Buried tightly amongst one another, filling walls upon walls. A whole other city of the dead beneath the buzzling capital.
Home of the Dead
Walls of Ash
The catacombs are home to the remains of three million people, if not more, that went on undocumented. A network of tunnels that spans the inner circle of Luxaltar going down a few dozen feet, with three layers accounted for. A feat of burial architecture.
Unlike other catacombs, the burial grounds only have a few skeletal remains. Over two-thirds of all bodies residing here are cremated and stored in cylindrical urns. Walls upon walls of stone shelves keep them organised, piled upon one another. An archive of the dead.
The collection of bones and remains makes the catacombs home to wandering spirits and the occasional Undead. Cremation became a common method to avoid the reanimating of such remains, but some still slip through and wander these halls.
Most are harmless, lost souls that need the aid of a priest to bring them to peace. Only once every hundred souls do they become a problem, endangering the people maintaining these hallways. But even those get quickly dealt with by the Wandering Flame's Church.
Statues holding more decorative urns decorate the halls, containing a guardian spirit that defends these catacombs. Gathered from those loyal to the church, they swore an oath to protect the dead until the end of time. A duty that they will uphold as long as possible.
Any intruder with the intention to disturb the rest of these halls may awaken a spirit. They will attempt to first scare away the intruders, but challenge one and they are willing to be lethal.