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Sanction

Article written by Kranar Drogin, Matt, Kipper Snifferdoo, Uziel


Sanction is a large sprawling city which is located on the eastern point of the New Sea, and is surrounded by volcanic mountains, the most notable are the Lords of Doom: three volcanoes who spew forth lava, which have destroyed parts of the city.

In the Age of Might, Sanction was a relatively peaceful fortified town that had a successful export business of granite and tar, and traded freely with some of the cities of Solamnia. However the Cataclysm brought about the rise of the Lords of Doom, and the inhabitants were gradually replaced by pirates, rogues and refugees. In the first part of the Age of Despair, Sanction became a lawless city, inhabited by the darker denizens of Ansalon, and it was ripe for the picking when the Dragonarmies swept in and claimed Sanction in the name of Takhisis. The port town became the epicentre of operations for the Dragonarmies during the War of the Lance, until the forces of Takhisis were ultimately conquered. However Sanction remained a home for rogues and fiends alike for the next few decades.

Sanction by Kipper.
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CitySanction
NicknameCity of Doom
Settlement TypeLarge City
CountryTaman Busuk
ProvinceNone
LeaderHogan Bight
Population352 AC - 15,158
419 AC - 14,532
FoundedUnknown

Shortly after the Chaos War, a stranger calling himself Hogan Bight appeared, tamed the volcanoes and set about rebuilding the city. He soon gathered his own forces and drove out most of the illegal activities in Sanction and became the new ruler. However the girl Mina conquered the city in the name of the One God during the War of Souls. The war saw the ultimate defeat of the One God, and the eventual return of Hogan Bight, who had vanished for some months shortly before Mina's invasion. Sanction is on the mend once more, as a bastion of light surrounded by darkness on most fronts.

Buildings of Sanction

Belching Fury Inn and Pub
City Council (Sanction)
City Guard (Santion)
City Guard Headquarters (Sanction)
East Gate (Sanction)
Galthic's Feed Store
Governor's Mansion
Guard Training Camp
Hogan Bight Library of Sanction
Marli's Garden
Sanction Harbor
Souk Bazaar
Spur and Comb
Temple of Duerghast
Temple of the Heart (Sanction) - Formerly the Temple of Huerzyd
Temple of Luerkhisis
West Gate (Sanction)

Guilds of Sanction

Black Knife Mercenary Guild
Famers' Guild
Fishing Guild
Merchant Guild
Seafarer's Guild

Geography of Sanction

Chamber of Mathematics
Dray's Hill
Khalkist Mountains
Lavaflow River
Lords of Doom
Refugee Camps
Sanction Bay
Sanction Vale

Streets and Roads of Sanction

Captain's Way
Hundred Mile Road
Shipmaker's Road

Area around Sanction as of 550 PC.
EnlargeArea around Sanction as of 550 PC.

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