Davou

Davou sits at the crossroads of the north and sees through its gates the great shipments of crystals coming from the east, Gatlian trade goods return from the west. The road south leads to Gatia and all the empire beyond.

Davou quarters the Northernmost legion of the Cirsovan empire, though it is a shadow of the force that subjugated Ungoza. There has been no conflict in the region for over a century, and the task of quelling piracy and brigandage has fallen to the local barons. The only threats to Cirsova’s north are the encroaching snows and the radical political experiment brewing in Gatlia. Only one of these might bring the legion to bare, though only a few truly brazen members of the aristocracy would even breathe suggestion of sorts.

Presently, Davou prospers greatly from the trade road it sits upon and generates sizable revenue from the many warehouses within its walls. Additionally, it receives its own skim of imperial tax receipts collected from Ungoza and Gatlia.

Davou is also home to a travelling troupe of performers, the Wagons of Mystery, which often travels along the Long Road behind large merchant caravans, putting on elaborate plays and strange feats of daring in the towns along the road. During the colder seasons, when merchants are less frequent, the troupe stays in one of the dingier corners of Davou, trying out new talent, developing new routines, and occasionally offering private performances for those lucky enough to receive a writ of invitation.

Adventurers who wish to visit Jorgora may set out north from Davou, following the corridor between the  Gatlian Mountains and western forests of Ungoza. It is, however, a difficult journey with no roads, markers or wayrests, and most are disappointed to find nothing but a large, sometimes snow-covered hillock.

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