The Eternal City of Vell

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Vell is known as the Eternal City, it seems to have been there even before the Elves built their great kingdoms, and so understandably many see it in itself as something to be worshipped. The Mage-Priests worship the ancient fonts of magic within the city along with the secret god of magic and the city walls that cannot be torn down. Vell live by a strict class system, at the top are the Mages, then the Mage-Acolytes and then the non-magic users and below them the Tieflings. Tiefling are said to have originated in the great city over 9,000 years ago when their ancestors, humans, who bargained with fiends to become a race of powerful sorcerers. The fiends completed the bargain but turned the dealers into twisted devil-kin and unleashed magical calamity on the city. The Tieflings became a slave race to the Vell, serving 10,000 years of servitude as punishment for their crimes.

Vell is said to have been built by giants enslaved by the elves to serve as a home for the Magi, wizards, warlocks and sorcerers, the city has walls 200ft high that wrap in a octagon around the city, the city itself is a roaring mess of slums inhabited by failed magical experiments and strange mutants, crooked towers who’s roofs are home to dozens of black cats, palaces that vanish and reappear as their owners travel here or their, bazaars full of illegal magical items and of course the grand five, five towers that are lost in the clouds, they form a pentagram around the city and are said to keep the city from falling into ruin although none but the High-Lock and Arc-Mage may enter them. The 13 rule the city, a council of magicians and alchemists who oversee the cities affairs and ensure relative order.

The Eternal City of Vell

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