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RIVERS of LANGARA

The LANGARA

Created from a fruitful union of the gods, the Langara river nourishes the lush and productive lands of its banks. Guarded by a multitude of spirits and shivas.

The ILLIN

Named for the King of the gods, the Illin river source is glacial meltwater from the Julin Mountains that form Langara's border with Ishtal

The NUWA

Named for the Seresi goddess of creation, this is the name given to the Langara river above its confluence, the Nuwa arm of the river begins deep in the Seresi heartlands, at the Damei inland sea.

MAIN CITIES of The Kingdom of Langara

Kaigande - Capitol - Pop. 270,000

Sits on the southern half of the Langara River delta, on a large, hilly peninsula that juts out into the ocean compared to the rest of the coastline. Kaigande is the center of trade, politics and culture for the country. Has a large deep water port to the south and canals are cut through the city so that goods can be transferred from the ports through to the river through several locks. The river delta is extensively mapped and scrutinized by a corps of marine topographers who are responsible for keeping the charts up to date. Kaigande is frequently faced with typhoon-like weather and bad storms, as well as a few attempted invasions. It is famous for its city-wide Shield that shelters the main parts of the city from the worst of either of these two events.

Kanoshta - Pop. 190,000

Several hundred kilometres upriver from Kaigande, at the confluence of the Nuwa and Illin rivers into the Langara is the kingdom of Langara's manufacturing center. It is also the spiritual center of the country, where the Gods are said to have moved the earth to combine the two rivers into one of legendary proportions. The original text of the creation myth is said to be highly erotic, with many mentions of the word "union" in all its synonyms. :P The RRG is based here, as is many factories and mills, it has a higher output of pollution than Kaigande (much to the irritation of the Shivas and gods)

The Twin Cities - pop. 130,000

Two roughly mirrored cities set on opposite sides (north and south) of the river, which is spanned by a large bridge (the only one like It in the country), as the river is usually crossed via ferry), The Twin cities are in the middle of a heavy agricultural area and are known to be the food baskets of the country. Set in the middle of an extremely wide and steep valley in a hilly area that the river has cut down, many parts of both cities and their surroundings are behind dykes to hold off the seasonal flooding and create arable land for crops, while the terraced hillsides are well known for their vineyards . Further south are large, flat flood plains. Despite its proximity to the Ozandil border, The Twin Cities are not easily accessible from it, due to the terrain.

Manzad - pop. 95 000

The main mining town near the mountains.
Several smaller towns (70,000-50,000) have formed at the main border crossings.