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M´ruk Loshashzuck
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« on: 03 June 2010, 12:09:07 »

Overview
Built on a mountain pass between the Twin Peaks, Twofold is a key trade center in western Zhun as a result of its extensive network of high trade ways leading from the city to the Kingdom of Orcal, northeastern Krath jungles, Kátrá ílár Chághruh, and all the major Zhunite settlements (including but not limited to Cusca, Kimbar, and Hootar). In fact, these roads laid the foundation for the imperial "Great Roads", patrolled by imperial pikemen every hour of the day. Twofold is built directly northwest from Cusca. Built following Stone Caster Xhin’áktár’s vision, name reminiscent of the Twin Kingdom, this city's citizens have been known for centuries as great traders and adventurers. As they were the first people to come in contact with the Kingdom of Orcal (which is built around an enormous serpentine river closely resembling a snake) and establish a Zhunite trade network (which gives the rough impression of a luminous serpent from the Twin Peaks), Twofolders claim to be the rightful offspring of the Search for Silver Serpent; thus identifying themselves as Ríhght Mát’hár (“The True Inheritors”).

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People
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Date (e.g. 10.000 b.S.), Caption (e.g. Battle at XYZ), Description (What exactly happened in this battle)
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« Reply #1 on: 03 June 2010, 13:42:09 »

Have you PMed the moderators of the Nybelmar area? It would be a shame if you go to the trouble of developing the city only to discover what you've done isn't what they were looking for. They mightn't be able to check the boards regularly, but if they get a PM through to their email address, they might be able to look in and say yeah, go ahead, no don't or something in between. If you already have tried PMing them, great :)

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« Reply #2 on: 03 June 2010, 21:44:25 »

Thanks for the suggestion, Dek, I'll get to it right away.
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« Reply #3 on: 07 June 2010, 07:29:39 »

Bugger.. this is Decipher's region. I'll go try and rouse him, or return with information.

-Mira out.
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« Reply #4 on: 08 June 2010, 01:13:47 »

Thanks Miraran
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