- Population: 10k
- 90 hectares (giving 20 hectares to the governor’s palace)
- Temples to Orlanth, Ernalda, Belintar, Issaries, Lhankor Mhy (and other Lightbringers), Invisible God and Uleria.
Massive-fortress palace in the Nochet style built for the governor of Heortland, Main port for Heortland. Located on right bank of the Bullflood River. The port is right on the river. Ships either beach themselves downriver of the city, or tie up on the riverside quay.
Elevation of Lower City is about 50 meters with hills that quickly rise to 300+ meters on either side of the river valley. Durengard gets snow in winter, but it quickly melts. I imagine it as being something like Bilbao in Spain or Serres in Greece. Nearly a quarter of the city is taken up by the governor’s palace complex.
Durengard dates back to around 1350. Was occupied by Malkioni from 1616-1620, from Lunars 1620 to 1624.
A. Temple Area. This is a spur from the plateau, rising maybe about 100+ meters above the Bullflood. There are temples to Orlanth, Ernalda, Belintar, Lhankor Mhy, and the Invisible God. The Orlanth temple is the largest temple but was likely damaged or shut down during the Lunar period.
1. This is the Belintar temple, which is also where the Magical Bridge to the City of Wonders once appeared from. I personally imagine that this looks like something out of a Jack Kirby illustration, with the rainbow bridge coming out of the mouth of a huge head. But that’s just me.
B. Governor’s Palace. This is the palace of the Sixth of Heortland, later the King of Malkonwal, later the Lunar Governor of the South. It is built in the Esrolian style, open and airy, and likely very nice.
C. Lower City. This is where most of the people live. The city tilts upward towards the Temple Hill. Harald Smith has run with my sketches and notes and done wonders.