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1  Organization and General Discussions / Bell-Ringing - Notifications to Developers / Re: Bard Judith! on: 16 January 2007, 13:38:52
Hello,
Just when you have a minute I was wondering if you could check my entry for Salndo? It's in the Mantheria region and I have heard that you are interested in the region. The link is http://www.santharia.com/startup_new/mainframe.htm
Thankyou,
Almare.
2  Organization and General Discussions / Bell-Ringing - Notifications to Developers / Re: Grunok! on: 16 January 2007, 13:32:26
Hello,
Just when you have a minute I was wondering if you could finsh the check you started on my Salndo entry? The link is http://www.santharia.com/startup_new/mainframe.htm
Thankyou,
Almare.
3  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: Salndo on: 21 December 2006, 06:25:53
Thankyou for you help so far, I have written a myth/lore section and reworded the history so that it makes a little more sense. Once again thankyou, I really appreciate your advice.
4  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: Salndo on: 15 December 2006, 06:04:34
Thankyou for your words of wisdom Grunok, and I will make the few changes that you suggested.
5  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: Manthrian mini-descriptions on: 14 December 2006, 12:53:19
There you are, I updated my previous descrpition above rather than post it again. Suggestions are welcomed both for tht and on my full Salndor description.
6  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Salndo on: 14 December 2006, 12:50:51

Salndo
Introduction/Overview

This little known fishing town is located on south-eastern Manthrian coast, at the head of the Yanthian Gulf. Many of it's 9.000 locals use small fishing vessels and manage to catch enough to feed their populace and to be able to trade with towns such as Lynlith for other supplies. They are known to worship the Goddess Baveras and they also believe that their abundance of fish is due to their unquestionable loyalty to the Goddess. They also have a secondary trade in Potash, and have a small scholars hall dedicated to finding uses for the substance.
     
Description
Salndo is a small town that consists mainly of houses and mooring jetties, as well as having three inns named the Fishermanís Rest, the Evoor Nook and the Dawnspring Inn. The streets of the town are narrow and mostly paved although some in small neighbourhoods without any trade are unpaved. The town centre is completely paved and has several shops that sell potash and fish products, as well as an information board about the town next to a small artificial pond. Salndo is primarily a fishing town but also has a secondary trade of Potash, mined from the nearby Potash Wastes. The Salndo people are all Avenorian humans and are primarily fishermen. The males of the town mainly fish although some endeavour to mine the Potash which they trade along with their fish to the nearby towns such as Lynlith for other supplies. The females of the town take great pride in caring for the small gardens as well as gutting and drying or smoking the fish ready for trade. It is the shared responsibility of the people to look after the nets and boats although there are some people that are specialised in this for large repairs. Minor repairs are managed by the family itself.

Salndo is situated on a flat stretch of land near to the Potash wastelands and on the Yanthian coast. Its dry climate means that it is always sunny and warm, even in winter, and it barely ever rains. The lack of rain and the dry climate is due to its close vicinity to the Potash Wastes which are largely uninhabitable and mean that Salndo cannot easily grow crops or keep livestock. Several families on the outskirts of the town do try to grow crops but with little success. Salndo, as betioned before, is but a minor coastal town. There are several possibilities as to why it is still a small port unlike port towns such as Klinsor to the north. One possibility is that the infertile ground deters new comers as it causes a very limited diet to the inhabitants and makes the prices of other necessities rise considerably. Another posssibiliy would be that the several small islands found nearby draw the trade away from the town as they trade most of the same products and are closer to major towns like Klinsor.

The houses are made largely out of clay brick and are of one story making the inns and university easy to find as they are the only multi-level buildings. The university houses scholars that dedicate their minds to finding uses for the strange resource known as Potash. The locals, unaware of what the scholars know about the substance shape it into small sculptures which are then housed in glass jars of oil and can be brought in the small shops specialising in them. The other industry of Salndo is that of salt distillation. No-one is sure where the large clay vats came from but these are filled with sea water and left in the sun until all the water is gone, leaving behind salt which the people gather and trade with also.

Just off the coast is anchored a platform that holds a shrine to the Goddess Baveras whom the locals revere. Every morning the fishermen that go out with stop to say a prayer in front of the shrine and will let their first catch of the day go out of respect for her.

Location
Salndo is located on the boarder of the Potash wastelands in the very south of the Manthrian province in South Sarvonia. The closest neighbouring towns are Lynlith and Merovin where they trade their fish and Potash products for food and other necessities. The terrain around Salndo is rocky and or very dry due to itís proximity to the Potash wastelands. As a result crops are very tricky to grow and keeping livestock is even harder. The seabed is rather shallow for around a salícul of the coast.   

People
The local people of Salndo are Humans but due to their proximity to the boarder they often have visitors of many races travelling through on their way north into Manthria or south into Brendolan. The population varies due to the seasons, people mainly travel during the summer or winter but the fixed population is estimated at around 9.000 inhabitants.
     
Coat of Arms
Salndoís coat of arms is of three Evoor fish swimming in a circle around a charcoal coloured scroll on a deep blue background speckled with white. The fish symbolise the towns fishing nature and the scroll represents the university, the charcoal representing the dark colour of the Potash that is studied there, the deep blue the sea that provides so much for the town and the white specks the townís salt industry.


Climate
Salndo has a rather dry climate due to itís proximity to the Potash wastelands. The consequences of this being that the region is always sunny and hot in summer, and the lack of rain turns the ground to dry dust and rocks. In the winter however, it is still dry but there is some rain. When it rains it lasts for around a week and is very heavy. The barren landscape coupled with the coast makes for a very cold winter which cracks and hardens the ground further.

Mythology
It is said that Salndo was founded by an exhausted traveller who had started out from Shimmerrock to explore and had gotten lost in the Potash wastelands. He was so ecstatic to find the coast that he stayed there and partook of the fish. As a token of gratitude to Baveras for his finding the sea and for the fish that were in abundance there he built his home there, and moved his family. As they travelled around on the roads the traveller told others of his find and others decided to follow him. Once there they erected houses and never left again.

Flora
As mentioned above the climate conditions do not favour plants, except for little patches of lawn and scrub and several species of moss and lichen. The rocky and cracked terrain makes it extremely hard for plants to survive. Although in the sea there are species of seaweeds and corals that thrive there.

Fauna
As in most seaside towns there are many types of fish in the sea area, the most common around Salndo being the shallow loving Evoor fish with which they make oils for everything, mainly used in the town in lanterns and for housing Potash, and the Barsa fish which they smoke or dry and trade as food and is their staple diet. There are many monsters rumoured of in the wastelands but the wild stories of those that mine there would suggest that they are purely flights of fancy.

Resources
The main resources of Salndo are Potash and fish, which the locals rely on for food and for trade. They also distil salt, having found out long ago that when the sea water evaporates salt is left behind. Other than these three resources the Salndorians rely on towns like Lynlith and Merovin to trade with for food and water and other necessities.

Myth/Lore
Tied into their History, Salndo has a primary belief in the Goddess Baveras, to whom everyone in the town worships. It is said that it was Baveras that led the near dead traveller to the site where he built the town, and because he rose the town in thanks to her for rescuing him Baveras blessed the waters around the town with a bountiful supply of fish. It is also said that at one time the people of Salndo questioned their belief in Baveras, and their belief that it was her that kept the fish in their waters and stopped worshiping her. During that time the fishermen caught no fish and the sea took more boats down than the fish they caught. When the people of Salndo still showed no signs of reverting back to their praise of Baveras, it is said that the waters receeded and land rose from the sea to form Islands in some of the moist reasured fishing spots. Turning back to Baveras they begged her forgiveness and upon doing so the fish returned to the waters and the fishermen no longer had to worry about capsizing. From then on the people of Salndo have continued to worship Baveras lest she visit upon them the same terror again. However the islands are still there today and the people of Salndo consider them to be Baveras' reminder of what she will do if they stop believeing in her again.

History
From the time that Salndo was founded, the date of which was never recorded and never remembered, nothing of note happened to the town. While there were small family rifts and occasionally someone added water to some Potash and blew up something, whether it be themselves or something else which caused small hostilities that blew over after a short time, however nothing that happened stands out as terribly important.
7  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: Manthrian mini-descriptions on: 14 December 2006, 11:05:22
I'm changing it a bit and as soon as I'm done I will update it here. It is now definatly a town though and I'm working on the full description.
8  Organization and General Discussions / The Southern Sarvonian Continent / Re: Discussing Santharian Resources on: 14 December 2006, 10:59:54
Yes, clay. It's just that it's not in the resources and I was wondering if it should be? Or whether there is something similar that I have overlooked?
9  Organization and General Discussions / The Southern Sarvonian Continent / Re: Discussing Santharian Resources on: 14 December 2006, 06:59:35
do we have anything that would resemble say mudstone or brick? A resource that is easily found that is good for building with would be a valuble reasource for buildings.
10  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: Manthrian mini-descriptions on: 14 December 2006, 06:30:02
Although if it were the same size as Lorhaven wouldn't it have a bold title like Lorehaven does as well. Besides I never called it a village, I called it a small town.
11  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: Manthrian mini-descriptions on: 14 December 2006, 05:25:07
Ok sure, I'll do that. I'm glad you like it :).
12  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: Manthrian mini-descriptions on: 13 December 2006, 11:57:49
Salndo:

This little known fishing town is located on south-eastern Manthrian coast, at the head of the Yanthian Gulf. Many of it's 9.000 locals use small fishing vessels and manage to catch enough to feed their populace and to be able to trade with towns such as Lynlith for other supplies. They are known to worship the Goddess Baveras and they also believe that their abundance of fish is due to their unquestionable loyalty to the Goddess. They also have a secondary trade in Potash, and have a small scholars hall dedicated to finding uses for the substance.
13  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Re: Any Fellow Potterophiles? on: 12 December 2006, 11:22:02
That is awesome. Thankyou. Yes the music is quite haunting but rather cool also. Now I can't wait for the movies or the book lol.
14  Organization and General Discussions / Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment / Re: Greetings to my, hopefully soon, fellow friends. on: 12 December 2006, 11:17:22
Oops... sorry about that. Thankyou for pointing it out Ziron.  :)
15  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: Manthrian mini-descriptions on: 09 December 2006, 08:49:03
So, with these do you want the whole format that is outlined or if not could you maybe be so kind as to outline what it is you are looking for in the mini-descriptions?
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