City Layout

Talic is surrounded by twin inner and outer walls 120 and 100 feet high respectively. These walls extend underground for unknown depths as they’ve been continually added to in order to maintain the height. The walls are marked by tall spires every along its length rising an additional 50 feet above the walls. From a distance all that can be seen is the wall and spires. The spires serve both as defense towers and grounding points for storms. In the arid region around Talic, lightning storms are common and are drawn to concentrations of Magicite. Talic is struck by lightning about 3 times a week. Predicting the strikes has become sort of a hobby of many intellectuals. The energy is channeled through the enchanted rods in the spires deep underground to power the mining machines. It’s unknown how the machines run, as they’ve been there longer than anyone can remember. There are a handful of people from the Artificers who work on the machines, but how much they know is questionable. Whatever procedures are used to keep the machine running are kept secret among themselves, for all anyone knows they could be praying to the machines, but no one really cares as long as everything keeps running. Some believe that the lightning energy actually causes the Magicite to grow and keeps the mines supplied, otherwise the mines should have run dry a long time ago.

Talic is laid out in a rough circular shape. Irregular jogs in the city walls are results of occasional expansions. There are two main gates in the outer wall, the Sun Gate and Desert Gate.

City Layout

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