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Kristophan is the capital of the Imperial League, seat of power for the Emperor of the Imperial League. It is the largest city in the League, located on the western coast of the New Styrllia province, southwards of the city of Morgad. The capital is filled with those trying to gain power or influence (or both) across the empire, as it is not only the home of the Emperor, but also where the Imperial Senate meets, and the location of the Imperial Arena.
History of Kristophan
After the destruction of the Aurim Empire during the Great Destruction, Human refugees fleeing from the southern province of Styrllia built a new home near the western coast which they named Kristophan, in honor of their leader Kristophus. The fledgling settlement was defensible against land invaders, but did not envision the likelihood of an incursion from across the Western Ocean. Then came the Minotaurs from across the sea.
The minotaurs entered the city, defeated Kristophus and his loyalists, whilst the rest of the humans threw down their weapons and swore allegiance to the minotaurs. The town was developed into a huge city, and was built around the original human settlement which became known as Old City (Kristophan) , the poorer district of Kristophan, which housed the human and other non-minotaur residents of the city. The districts of New City (Kristophan) , and Imperial City were then added as the city flourished. A giant sixty-foot wall was constructed around the city to repel future invaders, and massive gates were the only entry points in. The gates were rumored to be so strong that not even a Dragon could break them down.
Age of Mortals
In 424 AC, the city was struck by a massive earthquake that sundered the northern parts of the city. The Imperial Palace was destroyed and took the reigning Emperor, Ambeoutin XII and his entire family into the bowels of the earth. The southern parts of the city survived, as did some of the northern reaches such as the Imperial Arena. The residents of the city struggled to rebuild their once grand home, and a number of warlords became restless as they sought to claim the throne.
Just after the folk of Kristophan were finally starting to rebuild and forget the terrible events of the previous year, in 425 AC, a Fire Dragon was sent against them by the fearsome Maladar an-Desh. The dragon unleashed fire on the city, again destroying much of it before departing.
Districts of Kristophan
Buildings of Kristophan
Roads and Streets of Kristophan
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