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Ashkyos is a city on the Ashen River in north central Khul and a haven for many peoples and races.[1] The city is currently ruled by the dictator Marshal Lakatos.[2] Ashkyos is one of the cities located on the Great Northern Trade Route. [3]


Ashkyos is a violent and almost lawless city, similar to Kharé or Port Blacksand.[4]

Geography[]

It is divided into a number of districts:

  • the shops;
  • the warehouses;
  • entertainers square;
  • the markets;
  • the docks; and
  • the Old Quarter.


Population[]

Two of the fine guardsmen in the city.

Ashkyos' inhabitants are mainly Human. There are some Elves, Dwarfs, Lizard Men and Gnomes working as merchants in Ashkyos. There is also a large population of Half-Ogres, who work as gladiators, mercenaries and torturers.[4] Man-Orcs are found in the Old Quarter of the city.[5]

The Old Quarter[]

This is distinguished by its rowdy drinking dens, gambling houses and even more dubious establishments lining filthy thoroughfares. It is frequented by drunks and wide-eyed smokers of suspicious-looking water-pipes.

The Markets District[]

In the Markets District the merchants buy and sell all kinds of wares; everything from food and fabrics to Basilisk-skin cloaks, kegs of Guursh, and magical pots and pans that clean themselves.

The merchants are varied in the origins. Humans, Dwarfs, Elves, the odd furtive Gnome, Man-Orc and even a Lizard Man peddling patent medicines and necklaces of Shark's teeth for charms, can be found there.

Crime[]

The city is a hive of crime with many a footpad roaming its streets and the infamous Ashkyos Guard is no comfort being a particularly corrupt and unforgiving institution having among its captains Man-Orcs.

Sport[]

In Ashkyos sport is an important part of life with the Gladiatorial Park dominating Entertainers Square, a throwback to Kabeshian influence perhaps.

See Also[]

References[]

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