Borost:Tirsos

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Tirsos
City-State
The Borost:Towers of Mandalos, the administrative center of the city.
The Borost:Towers of Mandalos, the administrative center of the city.
Government
 • Borost:KingAiné, the Exiled King
Population
 • Total7,283,130

Tirsos, also known as the Great City, is a city-state in the southern reaches of the continent.

It is primarily populated by the Tirsosím, the red elves, who founded the city. Nevertheless, it is a diverse and bustling city, with a number of other sím, as well as many humans.

For millennia, it has been the most populous city of the continent, although presently it is only but a shadow of its former self.

Etymology[edit]

The word Tirsos is clearly not of Borost:Símic origin. If Tirsosi literature and legends are to be believed, the word originates from the language of the Draekar, where it purportedly means [shining] star. According to the Tirsosi mythos, Borost:Mandalos, a red dragon, commanded the primitive Tirsosím to settle the area, calling the location the future site of a "shining star" (Tirsos).

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

Despite the immense cultural heritage of Tirsos, the early history of the city-state cannot be traced with any amount of satisfactory precision.

According to the Tirsosím themselves, Borost:Mandalos, a red dragon, commanded the primitive Tirsosím to settle the area, calling the location the future site of a "shining star" (Tirsos). This, of course, cannot be verified, despite Tirsosi beliefs that Mandalos remains alive today and watches over their (and what they call "his") city.

Geography[edit]

File:Borost Tirsos political map.png
The political map of the Tirsosi peninsula.

Tirsos is a city placed in the Tirsosi Peninsula, at the southwest of the continent of Borost.

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The Zeiden Bank operates a large and important branch in the city.

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