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The Golden Tower can be seen for hundreds of miles around Ouwestad.
The Golden Tower can be seen for hundreds of miles around Ouwestad.
Dwaerkar freeholdTielsland
 • ChiefKeris Ÿzerhand
 • Total1,823,572

Ouwestad is the capital and largest city of Tielsland freehold.

Etymology[edit | edit source]

"Ouwestad" means the "City of Ouwe," a reference to Ouwe the Founder, the legendary figure who first brought the Dwaerkar to Borost.

The "Long Hand of Ouwestad" is a term used throughout Borost to describe Ouwestad's interference in what they consider to be local affairs.

History[edit | edit source]

Ouwestad, unlike any of the other Dwaerkar capitals, is unique in the fact that it was not established over an existing elven city.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Ouwestad is located atop the hills adjacent to the southeastern reaches of the Barends, and enjoys a temperate-mountainous climate perfectly suited to the Dwaer constitution. There is plentiful snow in the winter, and the summers are warm and enjoyable.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

Ouwestad is almost entirely populated by Dwaerkar.

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Governance[edit | edit source]

The city is an absolute monarchy under the control of the Chief, although some amount of power over the city's affairs is devolved to a Council.

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City Council[edit | edit source]

The Council of Ouwestad is one of the least-powerful city councils of the Dwaerkar cities.

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