|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.
|• Body||Council of the City|
|• Lawspeaker||Yevek Gorthoadum (Borost:Clan Gorthoadum)|
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.
The etymology of Scheveningen is unknown.
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.
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.
The Lawspeaker of the City is Yevek Gorthoadum.
- The Iron Gate, the imposing gatehouse to the city.