Known as “Sentinel City”, P’Bapar resides at the base of a wide
mountain pass just over 10,000 feet above sea level. The city
safeguards the only viable route though Coniper Gap and over the Legasa
Peaks. The largest independent city-state on Tellene, 73,100 people
live within P’Bapar’s city limits. Humans (Kalamaran, Brandobian and
Dejy) comprise the majority of the population, but halflings, gnomes,
dwarves and half-elves are common enough.
Nestled in a large glacial ravine near the the tree line, the city
spills down the length of the mountain pass along the banks of the
Banadar River and up into the adjoining hills. Most of the forest and
vegetation lies on the downslopes to the east of the city.
P’Bapar is situated in a vital strategic position, controlling all
traffic intent on crossing the mountains. Highly defensible, the
archduke’s citadel overlooks the city and provides protection against
any potential invasion; its towers can detect an approaching army for
miles along the mountain pass. Beyond the city limits, the terrain is
virtually impassable, particularly to the west. High mountain walls,
ravines and canyons force travelers to use Coniper Gap in order to
cross the mountains.
The city is higher in elevation to the north and west, and tumbles
downward along the valley floor towards the south and east. Six wards,
defined by location and natural border, divide P’Bapar: North, High,
Green, Lower, South and Outer.
1.00: (7/07/17) Initial Release
1.01: (7/21/18) New cover to distinguish book from part 1
1.02: (7/21/18) several typos corrected (Thanks George Fields for