|Divine Patron||Phaestus, the Smith|
|Heraldic Arms||Argent, a dragon close Azure|
|Key Documents||The Twelve Tables of Cyrene and the Cyrene Policy and Law|
Cyrene, Heart of the Vashnars, was first established within the Southern Vashnars before the time of Nicator and Seleucar, but after the founding of Ashtan and Shallam. It was founded by refugees from the Ashtan-Shallam Wars, seeking a place of peace. These early citizens kept the location of their sanctuary secret to keep themselves free from the troubles of the outside world.
Cyrene was discovered by the outside world in the year 288 AF when the blue dragon Ainghaeal terrorised the city, and Cyrene's remaining citizens had called out to the world for help. Revelation Azon was the first to discover the path to the city, and soon the dragon was slain by Janduin with the assistance of many brave adventurers. The last words Ainghaeal was reported to have said were, "There's nothing better than chomping a Senator."
This devastation made way for the Cyrene of today. Czanthria Zuiho_sho, a former Paladin and Vizier of Shallam, was called upon to become the first adventurer Imperiate of Cyrene, to lead the city into a new era. At this time Cyrene was refounded under the principles of respect and tolerance, while still revering peace and remembering the traditions of their predecessors.
At the time of the refounding of Cyrene, Czanthria also founded the Runewardens guild. Three other guilds eventually joined it in making Cyrene their home: the humble monks of the Mojushai, the fiercely loyal magi of the Arcanists, and the artists and performers of the Bards. Within time, all four guilds underwent conversions into the Houses they are today.
Laws and Policies
Twelve Tables, a copy of which can be found at the gates of Cyrene for all to read, are the basis for Cyrenian law. A journal of Cyrene Policy and Law lies at The Cyrene Gates, including more detailed policies adopted by the Cyrene Senate.
Government and Political History
- Marquis (Masculine)/ Marquise (Feminine)
- Duke (Masculine)/ Duchess (Feminine)
- Lord (Masculine)/ Lady(Feminine)
- 288 AF - Lord Caspian became the first Patron of Cyrene
- 317 AF - Lord Phaestus replaced Lord Caspian.
- 324 AF - Lord Prospero replaced Lord Phaestus.
- 362 AF - Lord Scarlatti replaced Lord Prospero.
- 371 AF - Lord Prospero replaced Lord Scarlatti.
- 454 AF - Lord Neraeos replaced Lord Prospero.
- 553 AF - Lord Phaestus replaced Lord Neraeos.
City Leaders - Imperiates
- 288 AF - First Imperiate: Czanthria
- 314 AF - Faunus replaced Czanthria as Imperiate, Czanthria stepped down.
- 328 AF - Morkael replaced Faunus as Imperiate.
- 335 AF - Cree replaced Morkael as Imperiate, Morkael stepped down.
- 342 AF - Daare replaced Cree as Imperiate, Cree stepped down.
- 361 AF - Aeryi replaced Daare as Imperiate, Daare stepped down.
- 401 AF - Beneficia replaced Aeryi as Imperiate, Aeryi stepped down.
- 450 AF - Elora replaced Beneficia as Imperiate, Beneficia stepped down.
- 454 AF - Jhaeli replaced Elora as Imperiate, Elora stepped down.
- 462 AF - Sindri replaced Jhaeli as Imperiate, Jhaeli stepped down.
- 491 AF - Ariettie replaced Sindri as Imperiate, Sindri stepped down.
- 564 AF - Verrucht (interim) replaced Ariettie as Imperiate, Ariettie stepped down.
- 569 AF - Wyd replaced Verrucht as Imperiate, Verrucht stepped down when interim term ended.
- 576 AF - Chryseas replaced Wyd as Imperiate, Wyd stepped down.
- 602 AF - Verrucht replaced Chryseas as Imperiate, Chryseas stepped down.
Entering the city through the carved tunnel, adventurers are greeted by the piked head of D'mass the Destroyer, a reminder that Cyrenians are a force with which to be reckoned.
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Aside from the various guards found along the streets in Cyrene, there are a few notable citizens worth mentioning:
- Ahmose, a Horkval amarian
- Altaca, Cyrenian butcher
- Amadeo, the waiter
- Aviel, the Arcanist
- Baltas, a fiery aileushan
- Biagio, the gravedigger
- Bruggio, the Blacksmith
- Chomps, the Cyrene humgii
- Cipriano, the master chef
- Dalphon, the Clockworker
- Dianthe, the serving girl
- Duke Phormio Ruminic
- Emelio, the stage director
- Fantine, a pretty young girl
- Fredericia, the shopmistress
- Magistrate Gaulth
- Guilio, the drunkard
- Indalecio, the Academician
- Javian, a young boy
- Javien, a little boy
- Jorj, the city caretaker
- Sir Lance, a fun-loving satyr bartender
- Maestro Lucciano
- Liron, the Cyrenian bard
- Lucia, the housekeeper
- Maltero, the fletcher
- Martina, the confectioner
- Mei-Ling, of the South Wind
- Melodia, a siren kawhe server
- Merindia, the blackjack attendant
- Ophilia, the botantist
- Otis, a small boy
- Paloma, an elderly woman
- Instructor Phineus, Warden of knowledge
- Raphella, the diva (deceased)
- Riordan, Tutor of Ty Beirdd
- Shadya, a bellydancer
- Sulis, the towel girl
- Tatalia, the roulette attendant
- Thomas, a carriage driver
- Una Brau, Tutor of Ty Beirdd (deceased)
- Vangelis, a liveried messenger boy
- Viol'aa, a Tsol'aa stablemaster
- Zigfrey, the Xorani Virtuoso
- Zophia, an Atavian librarian
The News can be accessed from Merrilon approaching Centre Street. To the east and west from the News are the Cyrene Savings Bank and the Post Office of Cyrene, respectively. Dalphon, the clockworker both repairs clocks and copies keys in his shop, Dalphon's Fine Clocks and Keys, just around the corner from the News. The arena, named Ainghaeal's Nest, is in the southern part of town near the marina. The baths are just off Merrilon Avenue, across the way from the Imperium which houses the government offices and the Imperial Library. If you need help getting anywhere, Thomas the carriage driver will deliver you to a person or place on the streets of Cyrene for a small fee. Most recently, a stable has been added to the city where Viol'aa cares for the citizens' beloved mounts. The Lyceum, located in the northwest section of the city, houses the Prosperian Athenaeum, as well as the denizens Indalecio, the city tutor, and Ophilia, a botanist who sells a few floral arrangements. Finally, those wishing to sell rat corpses can find Jorj in the courthouse. The subdivision, Terraces at Lake Muurn, boasts quaint garden lots as well as dramatic beach-front plots suitable for building.
Cyrene has two main shopping districts. The first extends east to west along Centre Street, which includes Artisan Plaza and its famed fountain. Rurin's shops are located around the Plaza, as well as the Commodities shop and many adventurer-run stores. Martina's sweet shop is a favourite by locals and visitors alike. Ruminic street running south from Centre Crossing has a handful of shops along the way to the southern shopping district. Blu's Den of Delights, Cyrene's own gift shop, sells items unique to Cyrene. The southern shopping district surrounds the subdivision, near Cyrene's arena while just beyond one will find an archery supply shop managed by Maltero, the fletcher. Cyrene's shops provide a full range of wares sold by shopkeepers from all parts of Sapience. For the convenience of shoppers, there is a "Merchant's Directory" at West of a Fountain in Artisan Plaza.
Dining and Recreation
There are a variety of eateries to be found in Cyrene. South of the Artisan Plaza, Amadeo, the waiter, has tasty and affordable wares to sell at a roadside cafe. The dining room of the Dancing Boar Inn has a selection of food and beverages, sold and served by Dianthe, the serving girl. North of Cyrene's gift shop, Blu's Den of Delights, Melodia, a siren kawhe server, sets up her kawhe kiosk, selling light refreshments. Guilio, a local drunk, might recommend something from the The Cyrenian Brewery, at a patio of hand carved tiles. The brewery provides a selection of beverages, appetisers, main dishes, and desserts, served by a handsome bartender, a lazy waitress, and a busy waiter. In the shadier part of town, Sir Lance, a fun-loving satyr bartender, sells an array of beverages and appetisers inside the Ram's Horn Bar.
Gamblers from around Sapience come to the Dancing Boar Inn to visit Merindia, the blackjack dealer, and Tatalia, the roulette attendant, to play their gold or lessons for luck. The Ram's Horn Bar has more than food to offer. Shadya, the bellydancer, will dance for you and more, for the right price. For the more refined Sapients, and some friends of a boy called Otis, the gardens behind the Imperium provide a nice setting for a romantic picnic. The Imperium itself houses a ballroom for formal occasions and is ready to use at all times thanks to Lucia, the housekeeper. Named for the spirit of the Forest of Light, in which the early settlers of Cyrene began building their home, the Theatre Prophasia was once host to the infamous Raphella, the diva. Now deceased, it is only her colleagues Maestro Lucciano and the stage director Emelio that remain within the grand theatre. The theatre may also be used by adventurers to stage their own productions. Visitors and citizens alike may be visited by Balaia, the snow tigress, or Baltas, a fiery aileushan, two former loyals who were gifted to Cyrene by an Immortal and a Celani, respectively.
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