Crestium

Visitors presume that the life of Crestium centers on its main square, where the pomp of military marches and soapbox rhetoric prevails. But the square is plain, empty, and dust ridden with few rewards and no distractions.

Crestium lives in the slight kinks of curling streets where men make markets; places where the streets narrow and traffic slows to a trickle. The congestion breeds intimacy, which breeds commerce. Here the marriage markets spring to life on Sunday mornings and the spice traders come to delight in their hazy, smoke-filled debauchery. The facades are an afterthought, while the signs and the pushcart purveyors clamor in competition.

The center of the city is seldom where it ought to be. For the city in plan is only a fiction, and the real city, seen by the congregation of lights and storefronts and messy, spontaneous conversations, sounds and smells cast, flaunts the logic imposed on it from above.


Revea
Sancheffle
Gra
Sallile
Phen
Trimedea
Woenveen
Euiven
Ghrest
Silphonimena
Crestium
Zoudin Zos
Brudeau
Realb
Piel
Kallighran
Loc & Madrian
Atressa
Hautleff
Edroma
Presz
Faadoun
Groenbaille
Ostiana
Illum
Troppendoirs
Busarra