Tales of Quahnarren: Ustahm

Tales of Quahnarren: Ustahm

As a part of an extensive current project set within my fantasy world of Quahnarren, I’m creating detailed maps of some of the towns and cities within the land. This colour map of Ustahm, which is a mid-sized town located to the north of The Skar river in the Dehanthor Valley, is the first that I’ve completed.

Ustahm is a prosperous, well-kept, and industrious town, famously surrounded by multiple rows of the giant redwood Sehquoihar tree, providing a distinctive elegance and respectful civility to the area. Ustahm is a vital stopping point on the busy and important trade route between the major cities of Duquellah, to the southwest, and Moornehm, to the northeast.

Places of interest in Ustahm include: Warden Guhlnaar’s ornately majestic offices on Merchant Row; the Spotted Serpent Tavern on the notorious Koq Walk, for those needing refreshment or entertainment; the vibrant market corner, where locally grown and manufactured goods are enthusiastically sold and traded; the grandly appointed Haanstrom Inn on Shadow Lane, opposite the central governance sector; and the renowned Azifhar Bathhouse on The Hollow, the largest of its kind in eastern Quahnarren.

2 responses

  1. Think I’ll head for the Spotted Serpent … seems to be the place with all the action! (This city bears a resemblance to the lovely city of Adelaide, which has an inner square mile surrounded by parklands. There are similarly named roads … North Terrace, West Terrace, East Terrace. Oddly, even the original sale yards and abattoirs of Adelaide were in the west parklands.)

    • You’d better keep a careful watch for troublemakers in the Spotted Serpent, as it can get a bit rowdy at times. I never actually thought of any specific resemblance to Adelaide, particularly as Ustahm doesn’t feature any squares. Never knew about the sale yards and abattoirs in the western parklands – interesting!

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