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With the exception of the Iron Gate, depicted here, Scheveningen is completely underground.
With the exception of the Iron Gate, depicted here, Scheveningen is completely underground.
Dwaerkar freeholdVaalsebossen
 • TypeLeader-Council
 • BodyCouncil of the City
 • LawspeakerYevek Gorthoadum (Borost:Clan Gorthoadum)
 • Total247,832

Scheveningen, nicknamed the Invisible City, and pejoratively known -- primarily by residents of Ouwestad -- as the Anthill, is the capital and largest city of Vaalsebossen freehold.

A former Dwaerkar fort, Scheveningen grew rapidly following the Ascendance of the Dwaerkar, and secured independence from Ouwestad. Scheveningen quickly became the home of many dissidents and heretics, who found a haven in the city because of its close proximity to Ouwestad and its values of liberty and freedom.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

The etymology of Scheveningen is unknown.

History[edit | edit source]

Scheveningen was initially established as a fort, a bastion to overlook the western approach to Ouwestad.

Following the war, the fort drew a large number of Dwaerkar settlers and explorers, who elected to temporarily establish their housing in the fort. This arrangement gradually became a more permanent affair; by +400, Scheveningen was a powerful and bustling city. At this point, it unilaterally declared itself independent, and was recognized as such by most of the other freeholds.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Politics[edit | edit source]

Scheveningen is infamously known as a safe haven for many political and religious dissidents and rattle-rousers, especially from Ouwestad. The "Long Hand" of Ouwestad has yet to reach into the Iron Gate, and a significant portion of Scheveningen's inhabitants are outlaws and heretics who have opted to voluntarily go into exile.

Governance[edit | edit source]

Lawspeaker[edit | edit source]

The Lawspeaker of the City is Yevek Gorthoadum.

City Council[edit | edit source]

Cityscape[edit | edit source]

Notable locations[edit | edit source]

  • The Iron Gate, the imposing gatehouse to the city.

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Industry[edit | edit source]

Art and culture[edit | edit source]

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Education[edit | edit source]

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