"Today we honor those we have lost. Their noble sacrifice made this possible. Made Rialdon possible. May they never be forgotten." —-Iphigenia Legget at the dedication of the Tower at Fallen Hill
Rialdon's capitol city is surrounded by low farmland on three of its borders. To the east, along its fourth, the shallow Ackerie River moors the small fleet of Jarrow's skyships. Nearly half a day's ride beyond the river lies the treacherous Wyrmwood Forest. The thick city walls serve as testament to the dangers both natural and political faced by its citizens in the past.
To the outside observer the patchwork architecture of Jarrow is a curious sight to behold. It speaks to the practical nature of the denizens within; function is oft favored over aesthetic. Following the uneasy declaration of peace between Rialdon and Galiesia, the current magistrate ordered a monument built to honor those slain in the war. The subsequent sinking of the Blackview Library allowed for the creation of the Tower at Fallen Hill, which now dominates the Jarrow skyline.
When the wind blows just right the pungent aroma of tanneries, smithies, and other crafts can lead a keen-nosed individual to the Iron Hills by smell alone.
|Minstrel & Shield||Inn|
|Temple of Kord||Religious||Erix (high priest), Kamin|
If there was a beating heart to Jarrow, the Low Markets would be it. The markets here are vast and varied, and commerce happens at near every hour of the day. Rumor has it that both the Hollow Thorn and the local Thieves' Guild make their home somewhere within this part of the city, but since neither officially exist these claims cannot be corroborated.
|Crossed Staves||Inn||Biorni (owner)|
|Temple of Sarenrae||Religious||Wilwood Tumblegrass (high priest)|
For those seeking magical items, enchantments, potions, or simple healing salves, the Faymill is the only place to find such things. The founders of Jarrow developed strict zoning policies regarding the creation of magic items within city walls (largely to protect against the fallout of magical accidents and experimentation). While attitudes have laxed somewhat over time, the merchants of Faymill now remain out of a sense of pride and tradition.
|Unicorn's Chain||Magic Items|
|Kadu's Wands||Magic Items|
|Sphinx Oddities & Trinkets||Pawn/Trade|
Fortified with its own inner wall, Hightown is inaccessible to most of the city. Along with the sprawling estates of Rialdon's merchant princes, within its walls are Blackview Academy, Alderth Hold, and the Tower at Fallen Hill. Heavily guarded teleportation circles at the tower's summit are reserved for only the most wealthy of citizens, while lower levels house governmental offices and meeting halls.
|Alderth Hold||Guard/Military||Esper Sherman; Lt. Dresby; Soma|
|Blackview Academy||Academic||Prof. Abette Dyley; Prof. Wetmaer, Prof. Valerie Brixa, Gozi Phewe|
|Tower at Fallen Hill||Political||General Irador|
A majority of Jarrow's imports and exports come through the Eastern Cross. The Skyship docks are often bustling with activity as sailors load and unload cargo, captains haggle with the harbormaster over berth prices, and Hoppers regale locals with tales from afar.
|Trade Company Warehouses||Trade||Locha Frye|
|Harbormaster's Office||Office||Isabella Driftlace|
|Skyship Docks||Travel||Ceres Doyini|