[size=18]Ivory Flails, Yedia [/size]
Located within the vast realms of Carowyn. (Old Common: Careoryn)[/color]
[size=16]Ivory Flails is found in a remote location, in the region of Piol some distance from any major city although most travelers tend to use the capitol city of Ralia as their starting point to visit this hub for marketing. Due to its nature as a Neutral realm, many could move about freely, even in times of war. Of course, the other aspect of its purpose did make such things, as portals forbidden, so travel there would take about six to eight hours by carriage, depending upon the weather.
The terrain where this curious city is located is surrounded by desert with large rocky crags rising up from the dunes around. There is a very large oasis called the ?Mahira?s Rest? nearby, that is surrounded by jagged peaks of stone emerging from the sand around it. It seemed to be a popular location with a variety of venders and travelers wandering about, taking in the serene setting and enjoying the peaceful beauty of the calm blue waters found within.
Many upon first seeing the place liken it to a dream rising from the barren sands, with it?s towering marble pale buildings rising up from behind tall walls. This large, white city is built up around an open area in the very center. A vast field with colorful tents and booths showing off the various wares and goods sold from all over the realm. One can find commodities of all types, although the greatest interest of this location is that Ivory Flails is the only Slave Market in the realms of Carowyn. In light of that, magic in this area is muted and most especially restricted in the regards to teleporting and any other forms of arcane travel.
Due to the desert environment most locals will be seen wearing the long pale robes, but mingled into this is many other styles as merchants and traders from all over the lands offer their merchandise here. Ivory Flails is also well known for its caf??s and taverns, which are designed with the local flavor. In such places one will find low tables with thick fat legs and a myriad of plush opulent pillows surrounding them, all for the comfort of their patrons. Curiously enough such places serve many unique blends of coffee, from the very rich thick-spiced type to the more common variety and all kinds in-between and can be matched to any palate or choice.
Even with the climate being dry, Ivory Flail merchants also sell unique wines and other assorted exotic drinks created from the unusual plants and flowers that can be found through out the desert location.
Ivory Flails is a city rich in wealth as well as culture easily found in the street musicians and the elegant Inns located through out. They cater to the more wealthy and established nobility of the lands, but there is also a seedier side as well. For while it is a region that is restricted, with traveling papers being required to move about freely, the local militia tends to avoid interfering in most business transactions so there is a thriving black market in play. While the militia?s primary concern is more inclined towards the safety of their visitors, there are also strict regulations regarding the treatment of property. Be it the trafficking of slavery or the selling of other goods, the law is to be adhered to, and this alone does keep the militia quite busy.