Aldaness is the largest fortified coastal city in the Okse Dominion
The local sheer cliffs and definsible sea access provide a terrific location for a protected sea-bound and inter-nation trade port.
was constructed prior to tradesfolk begining to settle at this defensive location. Those same tradesfolk then altered the landscape around the fortress and constructed a large trade-hub.
Aldaness is situated on the eastern coast of the Sverd trölla gulf, adjacent to the tip of the Drekahali peninsula. This prime location gives Aldaness first access to any cargo that wishes to sail further into the gulf and as such, generates great ammounts of income for the city. This location also makes Aldaness the largest city in the west of The Dominion.
To the east of Aldaness, the western walls of the Halvmane mountains pierce the horizon. Providing a gorgeous vista and a further defensive boon to the city.
The denizens of Aldaness are hardy like all their Oksmun
kin. Those not of Oksmun ethnicity, soon pickup on their way of life and entwine themselves within it, adding a dash of their own cultures and qualities.
Being a coastal city, the people of Aldaness have developed a culture of openess and warmth towards outsiders. Music and ale is abundant, large pyres are kept alight all year-round to guide sailors and act as a beacon of fortitude for the locals.
With such an abundnace of foreign folk visiting Aldaness to trade, many settling down indefinetly, the city has come to be a cultural mixing bowl and is influenced by many different nationalities and beliefes from all across Errack
However, being an Okse
city, there is a prevailing culture of ritual practices, sacrifices and shamanistic behaviourisms. As such, statues, iconography, bones, skulls and other forms of decoration are still largely prominent.
As a sea-front coastal city, Aldaness has an abundance of fish and other sea-born meats and vegetables available to it's denizens. Subsequently, this means a large portion of meals consumed in Aldaness have some form of sea food influence. This has lead to a vitamin and fat-rich diet for most, suplimented by hardy carbohydrates and salt.
Aldaness trades in everything. If you have something, someone will trade you for it. There are no restrictions on what can be traded, though that does not mean you won't offend or face consequences for what you trade. It merely means finding the right person to trade with is equally as important as what you bring to barter with.