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Caraskand is a major city and great caravan entrepôt of the southwestern Three Seas. It is the administrative and commercial capital of Enathpaneah.[1] Caraskand was the site of a pivotal battle in 4112 between the host of Kascamandri ab Tepherokar, the Padirajah of Kian, and the First Holy War under Anasûrimbor Kellhus.[2]

The city is built on nine heights, five of which surround its central quarter known as the Bowl.[3] The Heights of the Bull are the location of the Fama Palace, the residence and administrative seat of the Warrior-Prophet during the First Holy War’s stay at Caraskand.[4][5] The Sapatishah’s Palace is located on the Kneeling Heights.[6][7]

Caraskand’s outermost fortifications are known as the Triamic Walls, and were raised by Triamis the Great in 2568.[8] Two of its main gates are the Gate of Horns, and its northernmost gate, the Ivory Gate, so named because of the pale limestone used to construct it.[9][10]

Caraskand also houses the Csokis, a derelict Inrithi temple complex located in the great campus of Kalaul, which was the site of the Warrior-Prophet’s Circumfixion beneath Umiaki.[11][12][13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Caraskand’
  2. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Battle of Caraskand’
  3. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘The Bowl’
  4. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Heights of the Bull’
  5. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Fama Palace’
  6. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Sapatishah’s Palace’
  7. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Kneeling Heights’
  8. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Triamic Walls’
  9. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Gate of Horns’
  10. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Ivory Gate’
  11. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Csokis’
  12. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Kalaul’
  13. Encyclopedic Glossary, ‘Umiaki’

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