Welcome to the city of Rhundar

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The city of Rhundar is home to the Feykin and hidden deep within the jungle.  Found at the base of a waterfall and surrounded by a river, the city is full of lush vegetation.  The water also helps maintain any buildings that are made out of living plants, which some Feykin prefer to stone.  Most citizens live in the four elemental towers while their businesses are in the smaller structures.  There is also a central temple to the Four Sisters, patron deities of the fairies and seasons.

Due to their situation, the Feykin maintain a barrier around the city.  It is really the high priestess who keeps this single defense active.  It doesn’t hide the existence of the city, but prevents any non-fairies from entering without permission.  Feykin can cross the border without a problem while others are harmlessly deflected off.  A non-fairy can get permission by entering through a special opening, which marks them as friends.  This marking can also be removed by the high priestess.  If done inside the barrier, the person is launched out of Rhundar and into the nearest body of water.

The Feykin culture is rather simple with holidays falling on full moons, solstices, and equinoxes.  Celebrations involve a feast and everyone praying to the Four Sisters for another successful season.  Thanks to the barrier, the Day of Darkness has very little effect on Rhundar and the citizens go about their business with the help of fireflies that are drawn to the area on this day.  Undead will gather outside the barrier, but they are unable to get inside.  The high priestess usually adds a sound blocking spell on this day since screams of those caught by the prowling monsters is fairly common.

The main rule of Rhundar is that everyone works.  Children do small cleaning jobs and run messages when they aren’t in school or playing.  The elderly do whatever they can while the younger generations take care of them.  Unlike most of Windemere, the Feykin work off a bartering system instead of currency.  Jewels and coins are used for offerings to the Four Sisters and kept in the temple vault for emergencies.  In the past, an envoy has been sent out to buy needed supplies that have been lost for one reason or another.  This is rare since the people know how to replace lacking supplies with what they have.  Another use for this public fund is when citizens are sent into the jungle to find enslaved Feykin.  They always attempt to buy the person in order to avoid a conflict.  This doesn’t always work, which is another reason for tension in the area.

So, what will happen to Rhundar now that it’s been pulled into the champion prophecy?  Was it always meant to get involved?  Find out in Charms of the Feykin!

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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14 Responses to Welcome to the city of Rhundar

  1. I like it already. I did some similar things in The Cock of the South. There was one living building, and a requirement that everyone work. They were just too desperate to accommodate any slackers. Great minds think alike.

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  2. Sounds like a delightful place 🙂 It seems worthy of surviving a prophecy!

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  3. I could so live there…

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  4. I don’t now why, but I started laughing with the visual of a person having their privilege revoked inside the barrier and then finding themselves in a big puddle somewhere. Excellent description.

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  5. Sounds like a wonderful place. I’ll put it on my imaginary-vacation list.

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