Theme: Mesopotamia, Angkor Wat, primitive (wood and stone structures)
The Crimson Quarter
One of the greatest settlements scattered across the continent, a fast expanding urban sprawl recognized by its majestic monolithic landmark, a towering colossal block of black stone-like material of unknown origins, located at the heart of the city.
The name “Tul Khuråk” translates into "Dark Spire" or "Dark Spine" in the local language.
Trading is the main occupation in Tul Khuråk - timber, fruits, grains, jewelry, leather goods, pottery, Kith items and artifacts, slaves (mostly used in the mines),
Build mostly of wood and laterite (rusty-red coloration rock type formed in hot and wet tropical areas), the city’s great variety of edifices usually simulate the shape of the tall monolith.
Localized in a large valley that bears the same name like the city, it is surrounded by forests and on the West side opens into a vast swampland.
The oldest, inner part of the city is surrounded by a brick city wall, here reside the wealthiest of the merchants.
Initially the region was occupied by Kiths, a race of peaceful hunters and gatherers who discovered first the monolithic structure and decided to settle there.
Eventually they were driven out by the much better equipped humans arrived from far away lands, driven here by the curious tall structure.
Unprepared and outnumbered, the Kiths were forced to retreat in the swamplands and the forests that surrounds the monolith, now they live scattered in small tribes, in a state of conflict with the new inhabitants of their homeland.
More and more humans but also other races found their way here, a new city was raised and rapidly grew into a massive urban sprawl that is still expanding.
However, even more ancient ruins that preceded the Keiths were found scattered in the nearby area of the city, buried in the forest or eaten by the marsh, there are no other records of that previous civilization.
The city's Crimson Square is the most crowded place where all the traders gather, the name comes from the color of the painted walls around the square.
The Laterite Mine Entrance, to the East of the town, well guarded against the Kith raids who are trying to free their kin from slavery.