Boria on the Delta Settlement in Yeia | World Anvil

Boria on the Delta


After his sucessful campaign in the South, and after having married princess Elladia, Boros The Conqueror reached the Delta of the Parana River in 568 AP. Believing to be the ideal spot for a brand new city, the King of Stepliaordered his personal architect Olympius of Dubris to begin drawing the layout of the city.


Boros had the occasion to visit Blati early in his youth and was really impressed by the Blatian capital, the biggest, most populated city in the known world and now He was determined to build a city as splendorous as the capital of the Blatian Empire, using it as a model to create the city that would bear his name. The city began to grow really quickly, reaching 50.000 inhabitants by the time of Boros's death in 596 AP.


Most of the early inhabitants were veterans of the army of Boros who settled there and married local elf women and also elves from the neighbouring villages, especially the native aristocracy and the skilled artisans. In the following decades the population multiplied exponentially, reaching 300.000 inhabitants by 630 AP and half a million by the end of the century, effectively becoming the second largest city in the continent, and quite possibly the third largest city in the known world. This was due to the steady oronai migration during the time that Boria on the Delta and the whole South were part of the Kingdom of Steplia. When the South became independent the arrival of new settlers from the nothern Oronai realms decreased but despite this, pockets of settlers from the north continued to arrived in significant numbers.


As the time passed by the city was embellished with more monuments, statues, temples, gardens and public buildings making it one of the most beautiful cities in the known world and certainly one of the most comfortable to live in. Boria on the Delta also became incredibly wealthy because it quickly became the second most important and busy port in the continent of Teria. It was the port that connected the rich Eastern areas of the continent, namely the Blatian Empire and the Kingdom of the Green Elves with the realms of the West; Wesdaland and Witharfia. So Blatia silks could be bought by Wesdalandian merchants and then sold to the nobles of the Kingdom, while mead, wool and amber from the western regions could be bought by Blatian Merchants. Contrary to many ports to the West and North, Boria on the Delta wasn't frozen during winter (due its temperate climate)


The city also became a center of culture and knowledge for the Western Regions as its Academy attracted scholars and students from all corners of the continent, specially from the Western Regions who came to the city to learn philosophy, astronomy, rhetoric, alchemy and magic


Most of the city's population can be classified into three species: Humans, elves and half elves.
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Humans represent more than half of the population of the city.90% of them are Oronai, either descendants of the early veteran soldiers who settled here when the city was founded (most of them became part of the city's aristocracy) or they or their ancestors came in the following decades attracted by the prosperity of the settlement. The other human communities by size are Blatians, Tushpites, Wesdalandians and Ateri. Wesdalandians and Blatians are mostly traders or artists (like troubadours of painters), while Ateri and Tushpites are artisans or mercenaries.

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Elves are the second largest group in Boria, they represent 25% of the city's population and like humans they are two types of elves living in the city. The first ones are the local aristocracy (most of them High Elves) who came to settle in Boria and then intermingled with the humans, achieving offices at Court and in the city's institutions; and on the other the second group of elves are the commoners, (forest and moon elves) mostly artisans, craftsmen, adventurers, wizards who, like many Oronai humans came to live in the city attracted by its many possibilities and its wealth.

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Half Elves

Half Elves are the third largest specie in Boria. They represent between 15 to 20% of the city's population. Because of their lifespan most of them are the sons of the first settlers of the city or of the first waves or Oronai migration after the foundation of the city. Most of them are aristocrats and members of the Royal Court but you can also find half-elf commoners, in fact, the neighbourhood near the temple of the god Van has a high percentage of half elf commoners, most of them are pottery makers, wine sellers and potion makers.

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Government and Civic institutions

Most of the institutions of the city are based in the civic institutions already found in every Oronai city, like Phagias, Evergetia, Banias or Bazira.

The city is divided into 8 districts. Each year elections are held in the city in order to elect the representatives that would sit at the City Council. Each district chooses 20 representatives. One the election is over, in the first session of the City Council there is a new election where the various officials of the city are chosen. These are as follows:

  • Supervisor of the Markets: This man is the responsible for the prizes on the markets, for organizing the local fairs and for keeping the security on these areas.
  • Supervisors of the Public festivals: 8 men from the City Council are chosen to organize the religious calendar alongside the High Priest as well as the main religious processions and festivals through the year
  • High Priest: He is the responsible of the Royal Cult in the city (both of the current King and of the deceased kings, most importantly King Boros). He presides the most sacred religious festivals and is also responsible of the caring and protection of the Sacre Tree that is located in front of the Temple to the protective Triad of gods: Abbon Shabai, Tyr and Zerah, as well as the water fairies
  • Secretary of Public Health: Chosen every 2 years, he is responsible for the water supply to the city and the building and maintenance of the streets and the sewers
  Curiously, the Foreign Quarter also elects one representative that can't vote but has the right to be heard at the Assembly. On the other hand, the City mayor or "Episkopes" is chosen by the King himself, and is elected every year.  

Districts and main areas

As it has been said, the city is divided in 8 districts, also called quarters or neighbourhoods. You've the Royal District, centered around the Royal Island, the Quarter of the Islanders and the Elven quarter, located in the Eastern Side of the city, the Devonika Quarter, located in the homonymous island, the foreign Quarter, the Hystrian quarter, the Elladia quarter and the Avronian quarter, these three ones located in the western side of the city.

Most of these quarters are named after the homeland of the first settlers that populated that neighbourhood; for example the Islander, Hystrian and Avronian quarters make reference to regions of the kingdom of Oronia (The city of Hystria or the Islands of Lower Oronia, and the city of Avronia in Upper Oronia).

Most of these quarters or neighbourhoods are related to specific economic activities. For example, the Devonika district is famous for its goldsmiths and jewel makers, while the Islander neighbourhood is famous for its imported wine, olives and olive oil from Oronia


Monuments and important landmarks

Boria on the Delta is synonymous of splendour, of beauty and impressive buildings, as well as its natural wonders like the Great Waterfall. The city is home to more than 10 bathhouses, 10 great temples, two great libraries, three impressive lighthouses, 2 stadiums for horse races and athletic competitions as well as a theatre with capacity for 50,000 spectators.
Boria on the Delta

The capital of the Kingdom of Stormitia and the second largest city of the continent of Teria after Blati. It is also the second largest and busiest trade center after the capital of the Blatian Empire, despite being founded just 200 years ago.


In this map you'll find the most distinctive buildings and monuments of this wealthy metropolis.

But below I will mention the most worth visiting (If you want to know more about them you can search for more info in the map above)
Founding Date
568 AP
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Main exportations

Boria on the Delta is also a famous for its wines. If you wonder across the city markets or taverns, you'll find a wide variety of wines; the most famous are the ones imported from Oronia; which are also in high demand by the people of the West. For example wine from Oronia is the favourite of the Wesdalandian Court, and hundreds of ships with thousands of amphorae containing Oronai wine depart to the lands of the West.

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Another massively exported product is pottery. Especially black vases decorated with red figures. For the Oronai, these are daily life, cheap objects, although they appreciate their artistic value. But in the western realms of Wesdaland, Witharfia or Great Ateria; Oronai pottery is a very luxurious item, reserved to powerful nobles or kings. For example, in the land of the Ateri, one can know how powerful a chieftain is according to how many Oronai vases he has. Another example is the Art Gallery at the Wesdalandian Royal Palace where foreign dignitaries can appreciate hundreds of Oronai vases made by the finest pottery makers and artists. This vases might depict mythological scenes from the The Siege of Dorstulon or other Davidovian myths, daily life scenes, animals...etc.

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Dec 3, 2023 00:11

Sadly I can't listen to the music because it is blocked in my country, but the article and the settlement, including their demographic details, is such a fun read. :)

You wanna see what we did for the last events? Go, click here: Eddies Major Events
Dec 3, 2023 19:42

Oh is it?, perhaps I'll have to change the video. Thank you so much for the comment Eddie!! I'm so happy that you like it, Also is the map too small? I hope it isn't.

Dec 3, 2023 20:43

Nah, map is fine on my end. :)

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Dec 3, 2023 03:36 by Polina "Line" Arteev

Lovely map! It's nice seeing the points of interest and reading up about them a bit :D

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Dec 3, 2023 19:46

Thank you Like!! <3 I hope the map and specially the city wasn't too small. I'll to add one or two more monuments to the map before WE ends.

Dec 3, 2023 21:26 by Dr Emily Vair-Turnbull

I enjoyed reading about the history of the city and the demographics. The map is fun to explore as well! :D

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Dec 7, 2023 20:12

Thank you so much Emy!! I'm so glad that you love those sections!. I did my best to represent the different species and ethnicities that live in the city!

Dec 6, 2023 02:33 by Ephraïm Boateng

Very nice article and map. it was a great read and the map is very pretty. I like that there's a lot of points of interests on it with information as it make the city feel more realistic and lived in.

Dec 7, 2023 20:15

Thank you!!! That's what i tried to make the city feel like a realistic ancient settlement and also thank you for your kind words regarding the map, there is still one or two points of interest that I have to talk about but I hope I have covered much of the city and its most important monuments!.

Jan 4, 2024 17:55

Nicely written article! I enjoy your map. :)

Jan 5, 2024 19:22

Nice article! I liked how it started with the history, and I enjoyed having the points of interest to continue reading at the end.

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Jan 8, 2024 17:11

Very nice and interesting detailed article, I like the spoilers about the demographics and the map that tells so much more.

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Jan 10, 2024 15:37 by Aaron Burr

I love the attention to detail, and how you capture the atmosphere of an ancient city. The embedded map is also cool, with a lot of great information. I also appreciate the design of the drop down options for the Races. I wonder, is there a way to title them as the race as opposed to "Show Spoiler?" I am also going to have to look up how you changed the background for the text on your sidebar and the dropdowns! Really cool settlement!

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