20.7.2 Conquered City of Ashtan
Ashtan, once known as the Merchant City of Sapience, is now no longer the bustling and vibrant settlement it was sculpted to be. Settled amidst the sprawling oceans, the city's three isles, the Isles of Tides, Dusk and Trees have now fallen under the occupation of the Drakkenmont Empire and further razed into smoking ruins by the various dragons of old: the mighty Iraneth, Quoloth, Bazzalth, Naloth and Verioth. Led to victory by Polemarch Andalso and Marzpawns Ishixan and Zorusthi, the Dreikathian armies of Ursal swordsmen have stationed themselves within their conquered city and have started setting up camp, proceeding to the task of harvesting Ylem. The Dreikathi Outpost, as it was known, was a buzzing military encampment, the grounds tightly patrolled by guards and peppered with newly set-up supply yards, barracks and watchstations on the Isles of Dusk and Trees. Circling the Isle of Tides, however, was the construction of a tall wall, each section in various stages of completion. The red and gold flag of the Drakkenmont Empire flew proudly above the conquered city, a final but stark insult to the vanquished City of Ashtan. However, after the raid by Tuiln, a member of the Ashtan Resistance Camp, the Dreikathi abandoned this Outpost after being overrun. As the Generals fled on an airship, they left their Outpost to sink into the ocean, preferring to have the waters lay claim to the land rather than having their technology left behind on Sapience. There is little that remains of the city that once was, and the Outpost that once fought to reclaim it.