The Cerulean Candle of the South
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By Sly9 (MW / / OPP)

The Cerulean Candle of the South

A non-canon location setting in Creation's South-west corner. I've custom made multiple locations within this area and they can be found here on the Wikidot (as I update and add them) and also on my More Than Myths Wikipage, which holds all sorts of information for my Exalted games.

Other common names/nicknames are The Candle and The Sailor's Beacon. The Candle is a city built in to the sandstone cliffs high above the ocean. A giant sandstone pillar raises up into the air and is serves as a lighthouse of sorts. Presumably, the giant pillar has a water reservoir that force feeds water up through it, which pools at the top and then falls down its sheer cliff face. The color part of the city's name comes from an amazing an unexplained effect of the water rushing down over the cliff face. For reasons, unknown the face of the pillar, which points out to the sea, emanates a beautiful blue light that sways back and forth from azure blue to beryl green. During the day time, the effect it is like the sun hitting white sand in shallow water. At night it is much more pronounced, and depending on conditions, can be see from out at sea from miles away.

Other underground water flows bring fresh water up between sandstone cracks and crevices, which are routed into sculpted aqua ducts that deliver it to vital areas around the city built into the sandstone heights. The city itself is adorned with pools, bathing areas, and other marvelous water features. The most famous pool, is sacred, and sits atop the pillar. None, except very special guests and city leaders, are allowed to travel up into the pillar itself. At the base of the pillar is the palace, royal garden, and living quarters of the leaders of the city. The city is governed by a group of old men of varying backgrounds and talents. Due to the cities positioning and the way it was built into the cliffs, it is well protected from attackers by either land or sea.

The Candle is a place mainly of study and academia. This doesn't mean it doesn't have its fair share of exciting events, but most days a walk along the streets is quiet, serene, and peaceful. For this reason, many scholars have moved there and now call the Candle, their home. There are many extensive libraries, both public and private. Art galleries, museums, studios (for tinkering and building), trinket shops, and levels of schooling, can be found here.

Most of the events that befall the Candle come in covert form, or are at least disguised. There are many groups that can be found here. It is rumored that a thieves guild operates its head quarters here. They deal mostly in art, but they are allegedly into anything rare or valuable that fetches a good price on the black market. A group called the Nhaziatic Wing calls the Candle home. Not much is known about this organization/guild, but they are well integrated into the community and take pride in that fact. There's also a collection of big game hunters, a unique artifact and antiquities society, amongst many others.

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