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Sôrijan Cities

This is a selection of the larger cities of the Sôrijan. Often they are the core of some form of state, county or kingdom. The area protected by the rulers of the city often contains a number of larger and smaller settlemets, some mere villages, some close to being cities themselves. Only the more important cities are described below.



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Tark
(Founded around 2280bD. by Sr). Tark was the center of Sorijan life. From here the people spread across Baitikar. But the more Sorijan nations battled themselves, the more Tark became something like a myth, an ancient shadow. The city itself is not of the highly structured layout of later settlements but of a chaotic , vast collection of buildings atop a huge, rock. From that pinnacle only a bridge reaches over a steep vale and connects the city to the outside world.


Zarhoka
Zarhoka was the first fortified city outside Tark and for long the center of the quarrels in the Eastern Realms.


Jk
Sorijan city in the Eastern Realms. Founded in 367bD. by lord Tukai. The city is situated away from the coastal regions in the hills of the Naar mountains. It gained a lot of wealth from mining in the surrounding area. Later, scholars of the academy in Jk managed to bind most of the states of the north of the Eastern Realms into the Greater Domain of Jk.


Gôrta
Founded in 182bD. as the first city outside the Eastern Realms. Was subject to numerous attacks out of the east and saw several insurrections, until destroyed in 822pD. Grta was long considered as having the largest library outside Tark.


Donarhar
City in a bay near the mouth of river Fengkar. Founded by Zaro in 443pD. and named after his brother. For long Donarhar was the most powerful city in the Western Realms, ruling over all settlements along the river Fengkar. Destroyed after the Great War in 963pD.


To-Zurrh
Founded in 522pD. by the Zurrh. The city sat ontop of a hill near the southern ocean and was surrounded by fertile lands. It was founded by the Zharank out of loneliness. The demon, who live out his evil nature 'harvesting' among the Kurmiri took good care of the Sorijan inhabiting the city and its surroundings until slain in 864pD. Shortly afterwards king Gotam of Borok reaches the city during the Great March and is slain to prevent him from desecrating the temple grounds. In 917pD. Tzhur seized the reign over the city, demanding human sacrifices.


Naritor
Founded in 659pD. under king Zakor of Donarhar. Naritor was the first city to be founded along river Fengkar, just as Okira and Borok afterwards. It was mainly under control from Donarhar until it became independent in 963pD. after the Great War. After 1029pD. it was ruled by a religious cadre.


Okira
(Founded in 663pD) Okira was the second of the large cities to be founded along river Fengkar. For long it was the main object of fighting between Borok and Donarhar, until its independence under lord Peaat, former governor for Borok. It became very powerful especially after winning the Great War. The main features of the city are its massive battlements erected under king Gotam of Borok and later lord Peaat. After the destruction of Donarhar and the pillaging of its library, Okira owned the largest collection of writings outside Tark.


Borok
(Founded by Zakor in 667pD) Became independent from Donarhar in 708pD. In 815pD. Kurimiric warriors, led by Izrh the traitor, conquered the city and ruled over it for thirty seasons until recaptured by Gotam. In 907pD. Karitor destroyed the city and left it dead, but Kaja and Keark rebuilt it twenty years (eighty seasons) later. From 1024pD. on the city is ruled by a priesthood.


Rakot
Founded in 849pD. by king Gotam. Based on a trade outpost, this city became an important strategic point in Gotam's campaign to conquer Okira and Naritor. Here, Gotam also started the Great March. Therefore Rakot remained important for trade with the cities on river Fengkar and the new settlements in the west.


Arkaskar
Island near the bay of Donarhar and hidden city, founded by Skar, son of Zaro, in 473pD. The city of Arkaska consists of a complex of caves and houses a tribe of pirates.


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