Shadows of Evil
Vorrelhelm is primarily a mage’s city, but also has a heavy population of explorers who get sent to various corners of the world. Sometimes called the City of Museums because if there is a ruin or a piece of history that has been found and cataloged which helps piece together what has happened since the era of dust until present times, someone in Vorrelhelm has a collection of artifacts and antiquities relating to it.
Part of Vorrelhelm is built into the mountainsides of the Ramshorn Mountain Range. There is a large steep mountain into which some of the mining quarters and the slums are hidden into. There is an inlet with an island which gives Vorrelhelm the shape of a half-buried horse shoe with a large white keep and tower in the middle. This keep is actually the Ramshorn Acadamae which Vorrelhelm was established around when it was first an excavation site, which grew into a city.
Vorrelhelm is generally climate controlled through magic, so in spite of its northern location, it is actually rather pleasant year around save for the worst storms and the rare instance when Sea Mother attacks the harbors.
Vorrelhelm is divided into several districts. Shadowharbor is the Northernmost set of docks in the city and this is where the smugglers and seedier elements tend to reside. Just north of Shadowharbor , carved into the mountainside is the Stoneshade District. Several ruins and mining operations have been re-purposed into living quarters, and shelters from when the weather gets particularly nasty or Sea Mother attacks. Dawnharbor is the southern end of Vorrelhelm, and this is generally where the goods from various expeditions around the northern and western areas of the world arrive to, though some of the Professors of the Acadamae will pay extravagant sums of money to get antiquities from all over shipped here. Near the Mouth of the Ramshead River is the Whitewash district. This is where most of the private collections of retired Laureate collectors reside. A lot of the Museums can also be found here. There is a bridge which connects the Acadamae Island to the Whitewash district in Vorrelhelm, and this is the only way to get to the island from land. Some of the defenses erected to protect against raids from Sea Wolves or the Sea Mother make approaching the island impossible by boat. On the Northeastern region, just nxt to Whitewash is the Waystation District. A lightning rail station has been built here in anticipation for the completion of the lightning rail system track which connect Vorrelhelm to Castille Hold. There is rumor that the Acadamae at Vorrelhelm wants to construct another lightning rail heading west through and across the Ramshorn Mountains as a shortcut to Union, but the dangers of the mountain range give the Acadamae pause. In between Dawnharbor and Shadowharbor are two towers called the Sentinels. This is part of a defense system built into Vorrelhelm to help defend against attacks by Sea Mother