Section 3a: Necropolis

Necropolis District

Location: City of Kokand
Population:0
Primary Function:Cemetery
Primary Social Class: None

PLACES OF NOTE

  • None Yet

Located in Section 3 (full map of section) along with the Docks.

In many ways, the Necropolis is the least typical district in Kokand. In fact, it’s strange to even call it a “district.” It has no shops and no homes (with a few strange exceptions). It’s really just the city’s cemetery, but, as with so many things in Kokand, there’s much more to it than that.

The borders of the Necropolis are very clear. A wall surrounds the entire district. It sits atop a number of small hills at the northeast end of the city, near the cliff edge overlooking the Bay. The sections of the Necropolis are as follows:

  • Darklock Hill: Central section.
  • Bone Hill: Northeastern section.
  • The Quiet: Northwestern section.
  • The Waiting: Southwestern section.
  • The Howling: Eastern/southeastern section.

A chill wind blows through the twisted branches of a shriveled tree. An avenue runs between rows of mausoleums, and gravestones dot the hill beyond. Shadows move out of the corner of your eye, and haunting melodies waft from some distant piper. This is a gloomy, somewhat unnerving area during the day but a terrifying place of horrors at night.

Like any other section of town, the Necropolis has streets, avenues, and lanes, but they lead only from one gravesite to the next and from one crypt to another. Laws of the city forbid the construction of any buildings within the Necropolis other than crypts, tombs, or mausoleums. However, a few structures existed long before such laws: the Hall of the Valiant, for example, and, of course, the Dark Reliquary. Others, such as the Tower of Terephon, have been built in recent years in defiance of the law.

MAP KEY – Location # then Name

  • 125. Hall of the Valiant
  • 126. Clasthamus Isle
  • 127. Siege Tower
  • 128. Crypt Home of Igor Reichstav
  • 129. Deathguild Headquarters
  • 130. Alchestrin’s Tomb
  • 131. Tower of Terephon
  • 132. Dark Reliquary
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