Valdorian Age - Rising Power on the Frontier
Valdor’s first act as ruler was to found a city on the ruins of his birthplace, and he named the city after his first mistress. Now the largest city in the world, Revanna contains nearly five hundred thousand souls according to Imperial records. The wealth of Valdoria flows into it, and it’s filled with buildings of clean white stone and broad cobbled avenues. Walking those streets is like traveling through the Empire’s history, for monuments and memorials to each Emperor stand at important crossroads. Here in these plazas, each named after the Emperor they honer, statues and friezes commemorate an Emperor’s life from his birth to death, cataloging the important deeds he performed during his reign.
At the very center of the city, standing atop a high man-made hill, is a castle where the Emperor lives and rules. Called Valdor’s Seat, it’s built on the bones of the tyrant who sent the hero to labor in the gold mines of the Heavenspire Mountains. The city is most famous for its Winter Festival in honor of the Emperors. In each plaza, as the snow drifts down from the sky, players perform plays re-enacting the important events from the lives of the emperors. During the festival, it’s said that the population of Revanna swells to almost twice its usual size, with Valdorians coming to the city from all across the Empire and pitching tents outside the city walls.
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