Badri’Jurat (Draft)

Badri’Jurat

Badri’Var’Jurat, a sprawling metropolis, sitting in a basin within the Badri’Jurat mountains. Isolated from the outside world, except through sparse trade with Quein (locally known as Der’Euhn, previously Avalo/Court) and some small towns and cities below and around the mountain. Badri’Var’Jurat has a long history of warfare and conflict. As the Great War died down in the outside world, the war changed its scale and narrative within the Badri’Jurat. In a basin within a mountain range, far south of Torum’s Arm and the Utari, a sprawling city once laid. During the Great War the basin was a lot smaller, but over the course of the war, and various tectonic shifts, the basin grew. The first city itself lies in ruins, in the midst of the basin. The current city fills the basin almost completely. The city is mostly cut off from the outside world, except for a few trails and paths that lead down, there are no well travelled routes. Perilous paths through tunnels, passes and narrow mountainside trails lead off in various directions in the forests surrounding parts of the city. Some lead to tunnels and caves, others lead out and down from the mountains, some to dead ends, others to cliffs. There are also other threats in the mountains; beasts and monsters harass any traveller. Badri’Var’Jurat was towards the end of the Great War two houses of noble lineage, warring for control over the basin and the whole of Badri’Jurat. At the time of the last lunar alignment the two houses were united by marriage, which formed the royal house; “The third faction”. The royal house ruled and strengthened it position, whilst the two houses followed. The unification of a royal house was partly due to religious manipulation, if not prophetic and holy. For years the church held control, by supporting the royal house and sweet-talking the two houses. Still, though, vendettas and assassinations happened at almost the same rate as before. Open war and conflict, went from mass murder and bloody mayhem, to politics in a court, with blood behind curtains and in dark alleys. By the year 950, the royal house had become so strong that it started slowly, but surely, to cut ties with the church and it’s agenda. At this point politics changed dramatically. The representatives from the two houses, and various other smaller houses, started to take higher risks, suddenly the church was not in complete control, which meant that money could be spent in other ways. The church lost its position and voice in the royal political chamber, now only acting behind the scenes, struggling for power and control.

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