Towering white walls encircle the western side of the city and protect it from any and all threats that might seek to assail it. Only the ancient, powerfully warded gate, guarded by the stalwart defenders of Cenril, grants entry to the city by land.
Cenril is the largest and most densely populated city in all of Lithrydel, teeming with life and bursting with energy. The streets are a maze of narrow alleyways and wide boulevards, lined with shops and stalls selling all manner of goods, from rare and exotic spices to finely crafted weapons and armor. The air is thick with the scent of cooking food, the sound of music, and the chatter of a hundred different languages, as the people of Cenril go about their daily business.
The Class Divide
Cenril is a city of stark contrasts, with a clear divide between the haves and the have-nots. On the north side, the streets are lined with opulent mansions and sprawling estates that boast expansive gardens and well-manicured lawns. The residents of this area are typically wealthy and influential, with many of them holding positions in the city's government or business sectors. The buildings are often fashioned in a pristine white stone, the streets clean and well lit.
On the south side, however, the scene is quite different. Here, the buildings are more tightly packed, and the alleyways narrow and winding. The air is thick with the scent of the nearby docks, and the living quarters are often small and cramped. This is where the city's less fortunate residents reside, struggling to make ends meet amidst the bustling chaos of the city. Crime is often rampant in this area, and many of the residents live in constant fear of violence and theft.
However, despite the stark division between the north and south sides of Cenril, there is one area of the city that serves as a meeting point for all walks of life: Market Street. Here, locals and visitors alike can find a wide array of food, goods, and services offered by both brick-and-mortar stores and open-air markets. The street is filled with the sounds of merchants hawking their wares, the smells of exotic spices and delicious street food, and the vibrant energy of people from all corners of the city coming together to socialize and do business.
Cenril is home to a significant population of witches, both native to the city and those who have fled there seeking refuge. These witches come from all over the world, drawn to Cenril's reputation as a sanctuary for those who practice magic. The city has a long history of tolerance towards magic users, dating back to its founding as a holy city. The presence of so many witches in Cenril has had a significant impact on the city's culture and economy. There are many shops and businesses that cater specifically to witches or are run by them, selling magical supplies, books, and ingredients. The witches also contribute to the city's thriving arts scene, with many of them practicing forms of magic that are closely linked to music, dance, and other performance arts.
The felines of Cenril have also created a vibrant community, with their own customs and traditions. Many of them work as hunters, fishermen, or sailors, utilizing their natural abilities to survive in the bustling port city. However, the felines on the south side often face discrimination and marginalization from the wealthier and more powerful residents of the north side. They are sometimes viewed as a lower class and are given less opportunities and resources. This has led to tensions between the felines and other residents of the city. Despite the challenges they face, the felines of Cenril have a strong sense of community and pride in their unique culture.
Cenril Celebrates the End of the God of Undeath's Reign of Terror
In a recent celebration that has filled the streets of Cenril, the end of the God of Undeath's reign of terror has been marked by the community. Following the events that saw the downfall of the Death God, the people of Cenril have come together to celebrate their newfound freedom and safety.
While the realm celebrates the godling’s end, the news of the tragedy that befell Trist’oth is met with great sadness. As refugees of the Underdark scatter throughout Lithrydel, Cenril will be working on legal protections for all drow who wish to shelter in the seaside republic until they are able to return to their homes. In light of the newest roll out of housing legislation and refugee aid, the Mayor has issued the following statements:
“My fellow citizens of Cenril,
I am pleased to confirm that the God of Undeath has fallen. The threat that has plagued our realm for so long has been vanquished, and we can now look to a brighter future free from fear and oppression. Let us take this moment to come together and celebrate this victory, but also to remember those who have lost their lives to this terrible deity. May their sacrifice never be forgotten, and may we continue to work towards a peaceful and just society for all.
As your Mayor, it is my duty to not only lead this great city forward, but also to stand in solidarity with those in need. I have seen the tragedy of Trist'oth firsthand, the pain and the suffering that has befallen the Underdark is not something to minimize. Our hearts go out to the people of Trist'oth who have lost loved ones and their homes in the wake of the God of Undeath's reign of terror.
Let me be clear: Despite what other publications have claimed, the drow are not hostile invaders. They are refugees and victims of a recent tragedy. They should be treated with dignity and respect.
We, as the people of Cenril, have a duty to stand by our neighbors in their time of need. It is with open arms that we welcome the refugees from Trist'oth into our city. We know that the journey to recovery will be long and arduous, but we remain hopeful for the future of Trist'oth. Let us join together as a community to show our compassion and support to those in need. Let us work together to rebuild what has been lost and to create a brighter future for all.”
Cenril Begins Rebuilding Army After Recent Disasters
Following the recent tragedies that have befallen Lithrydel, the Cenrili Guard has announced plans to begin recruiting for both the standing army and the navy. The decision comes after the realm was attacked by the God of Undeath's undead legion, causing widespread destruction and loss of life.
"Recent events have shown us the importance of having a strong and capable military force," said Hector Cyprian of the Cenrili Guard. "We cannot afford to be caught off guard again. We must be ready to defend our city and our realm against any threats that may arise."
The Guard has assured citizens that recruitment will be open to all who meet the necessary requirements, regardless of race or background. Training will be provided for those without prior military experience.
"We are calling on all able-bodied citizens to consider joining our ranks," continued Captain Cyprian . "Together, we can rebuild our once great army and ensure the safety and security of our people for years to come."
The recruitment drive is set to begin in the coming weeks, with details on how to apply to be released soon.
(OOCLY, please contact Cenril’s deputy, Jaxson for more details!)
The Dark Lands Under New Rule
After years of being plagued by internal struggles and the presence of dangerous factions, the Dark Lands of Vailkrin finally seem to have found a glimmer of hope with the return of King Kasyr Azakhaer.
While tensions between Cenril and Vailkrin have been at an all-time high, nearly tipping toward war after the failed assassination attempt on Mayor Baines by Countess Quintessa Blackwell, King Azakhaer’s rise to power has given many hope for a possible easing of tensions and a potential alliance between the two cities.
Despite these positive developments, many still harbor reservations about King Azakhaer and his intentions. Nevertheless, for now at least, it seems that the people of Vailkrin are willing to put their faith in this enigmatic figure and hope for a brighter future for their city.
While Kasyr Azakhaer’s rise to Cenril fame was marked with a large bounty placed upon his head, it was later revealed that his accused crimes of mass murder were actually yet another tragedy orchestrated by Alithyk Caluss.
After weeks of investigation by the Cenril guard, it has been confirmed that Kasyr Azakhaer was not responsible for the mass murder he had been accused of. The true culprit behind the heinous act was none other than Alithyk Caluss, who had disguised himself as Azakhaer in order to cause chaos and deflect attention from his own actions.
Mayor Valrae Baines personally delivered the news to Azakhaer's estate and apologized for the wrongful accusation, stating that the city of Cenril was deeply apologetic for any harm caused to his reputation and livelihood. To make up for the mistake, the city presented Azakhaer with a gift of commendation, recognizing his contributions to the community and his bravery in the face of adversity.
The bounty on Azakhaer's head has been lifted, and the Cenril guard has issued a statement urging citizens to disregard any rumors or misinformation regarding his alleged involvement in the mass murder. When pressed for comments, Mayor Baines had this to say:
“King Azakhaer is a close and dear friend. News of his return to rule of the Dark Lands is positive and can only mean that we are that much closer to rebuilding our relations with Vailkrin.”
Though Cenril’s past has been marked by gang wars, criminal activity, and a pandemic, Cenril seems to have found a tentative peace despite tensions with Vailkrin that hang overhead.
Despite facing opposition, Baines has managed to bring about significant change in a short period of time. One of her major accomplishments has been curing the plague that had been ravaging the South Side, which earned her the support of the lower-income population of the city and reportedly cemented her win in bid for Mayor.
Though her position in office is new, and despite the upset of an assassination attempt, she has implemented new policies to increase transparency and reduce corruption within the government, which has helped to rebuild trust with the citizens. Under Mayor Valrae Baines' leadership, major changes are being made to the Cenrili Guard. With the goal of cleaning up the streets of Cenril and making the city safer for its citizens, Baines has implemented a series of reforms, including increasing their numbers and strengthening their training.
There has also been a recent boom in the city's economy thanks to a collaboration with neighboring Kelay to host the Titans of Winter tournament. In addition, the Mayor has relocated the Devout's Guild to the city, which will further return Cenril to its roots as a holy city and a sanctuary for those in need.
For more information that might not be public knowledge for the current events in Cenril check out the Current RP section below!
The founding of Cenril is riddled with mythology and inconsistencies. Some say the Divine Three themselves founded the great sea-side republic during the war against the unnamed darkness, with Lore rising as the champion of Cenril.
It was long considered a holy city, with many historical records pointing to it having been the final battle ground and where the Divine Three ascended to godhood. Though this history is hotly debated by scholars, Cenril has long housed the Cathedral of the Divine Three and acted as a central place for their worship.
Despite its holy beginnings, the politics of Cenril have long been plagued by corruption and violence. The city's history is riddled with stories of proclaimed revolutionaries, criminal gangs, and corrupt government officials.
It all began with the self-proclaimed revolutionary, Demont Roussai, who seized power as the mayor. His reign was marred by a Preklek invasion, followed by pirate raids and assassinations that left the city in a state of anarchy. The lack of effective governance allowed criminal gangs to flourish, with the church losing its hold on the city due to the rampant illegal activity.
The Cenrilian Guard, once led by Alice Brommson, enjoyed some popularity but failed to gain control over the city. As a result, various criminal groups vied for power, leading to a bloody and unstable environment.
The stabilization of the city came through an unlikely source - a dust-peddling business run by Hudson Landon, using alchemy to create a narcotic dust known as "Firefly Steve." Their partnership led to the creation of an empire that eventually brought peace to the streets after much bloodshed.
Following the violent events that took place in Larket, a large number of witches were forced to flee their homes and seek refuge elsewhere. Many of them found themselves in Cenril, a city that had a reputation for being welcoming and sympathetic to witches.
Eventually, the city was once again plunged into chaos when Lithrydel's newest scourge, Kahran, launched a brutal attack on election night. The newly elected mayor, Fitz Johnson, was killed by Kahran's blade, leaving Uma Abelin to take his place. She led a group of witches to erect a powerful barrier around the city, which drove the enemy forces out, saving the city from further destruction. With Uma Abelin leading the way, and despite the lingering threat of Kahran, the city remained peaceful. This was also thanks to, in part, the help of the secretive underbelly of Cenril, led by the mafia king Hudson Landon.
Mayor Uma struggled when it seemed impossible to contain the zombie pandemic that had swept through the city. While she had some success in quarantining the infected on the west side, her favoritism towards wealthy citizens in disaster relief efforts sparked tensions between the classes. The disenfranchised of the city, led by political figures like Valrae Baines and Vailkrin’s Quintessa Blackwell, stepped up to aid and quarantine those left behind by the Mayor's relief efforts.
Underneath the surface, rumors swirled of the city's criminal underbelly and its influence on Cenril's politics. The Office, a cabaret managed by Hudson, was rumored to serve as a center of operations for the city's criminal organizations. Meanwhile, the Cenrilians For Prosperity organization had been accused of being a front for narco money in Cenril politics.
Unable to navigate the challenges facing the city and restore order to Cenril's politics, the election was tipped in favor of a new leader, giving rise to Mayor Valrae Baines.
Maps of Cenril
Text Directions for Cenril
Image Map of Cenril - http://postimg.cc/image/ktj8572z1/
Local Government Buildings
Settlements in Cenril
|Settlement Name||Main Race|
Economic Areas in Cenril
|Economic Area||Economic Activity|
|Raicleach Trading Co.||Trade/import&export|
Shops in Cenril
(All directions from Kelay Tavern)
|Shop Name||Goods Sold|
|Public Baths||Swimming Attire|
|The Whaler's Bar||Food & Drink|
|Magical Weaponry Emporium||Weapons|
|Cenril Weapons Shop||Weapons|
|Togo's Armor Shop||Armor|
|The Last Note||Musical Weapons|
|Mungo Deepdelver||Fishing Items|
|Fishing Market||Fishing Rods|
|The Great Library of Cenril||Weapons|
|Cenril Fish House||Food & Drink|
|Open Market||Trinkets and Art|
|Calypso||Flowers and Jewelry|
Player Owned Shops
|Shop Name||Goods Sold|
|The Rebel Room: Art Gallery||Paintings and drawings of various mediums. (RP only)|
|Ginger Snapped Bakery and Sweetshop||Food & Drink (RP only)|
|The Obsidian Refectory||Alcohol, Lunch/Dinner-type foods, live entertainment (RP only)|
|The Office||Alcohol, bar food, and live entertainment (RP only).|
Training Areas in Cenril
|Training Area Name||Class that Uses the Area|
|Fishing Market||All Classes|
Other places of note in Cenril
|Area of Note||Function|
|Bank||Store money, Interest, Currency Exchange|
|Harbor||Ship link to Rynvale|
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