Borost:Scheveningen

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Scheveningen
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
ProvinceScheveningen
Government
 • TypeLeader-Council
 • BodyCouncil of the City
 • LawspeakerYevek Gorthoadum (Borost:Clan Gorthoadum)
Population
 • 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]

The etymology of Scheveningen is unknown.

History[edit]

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.

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Politics[edit]

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]

Lawspeaker[edit]

The Lawspeaker of the City is Yevek Gorthoadum.

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Notable locations[edit]

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

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