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TOPIC | [ lore ] Usiende
[center][img]https://i.imgur.com/TJht5q4.png[/img] [size=6][font=rockwell][emoji=ivy leaf size=1] Usiende [emoji=ivy leaf size=1][/size] [size=1]Main Theme: [url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABXga9y0B3I]Hollow Knight OST - Greenpath[/url][/size][/font] ------------- [item=wildwood moss][item=potted peacevine][item=strangling vine] ----------[/center] [columns][color=transparent]...................................[/color][nextcol][font=calibri][center]The Viridian Labyrinth in its untamed glory is always watching- those who venture into its sea of trees know this well. Tucked within the brambles and foliage of the endless forest lie myriads of secrets; ruins reclaimed by the underbrush sit alongside elegant structures painstakingly woven from still living plantgrowth. Finding a city entangled in the woods is a reward in itself, but venturing too far from civilization's influence has a bitter consequence. The trees do not want you to leave.[/center][/font][nextcol][color=transparent]...................................[/color][/columns] [center][emoji=bramble size=1][emoji=ivy leaf size=1][emoji=bramble size=1][/center] [columns][img]https://i.imgur.com/88uMwBZ.png[/img][nextcol][color=transparent]egg[/color][nextcol][size=4]Founded by a wandering duo of nature dragons, Usiende's territories are a safe haven amidst the massive trees of the Labyrinth. Nigh impossible to find without a guide, the overgrown cities hold all manner of dragons within their living walls. Deep Falkwood, one of the many forests in the Gladekeeper's domain, secludes Usiende's grandor within- but the mazelike woods hold more than just a civilization. Going too far into the empty reaches may prove that they are not as empty as they seem.[/size] [center][size=4][emoji=bramble size=1][emoji=ivy leaf size=1][emoji=bramble size=1][/size][/center] [size=4]Getting through Deep Falkwood's wilderness becomes a much less daunting task if you can find Falkwood Town on its outskirts, near the northwestern coasts of the Labyrinth. Those living in Usiende's tiny border settlement are more often than not willing to lead travelers to their destinations, whether they are bound for Usiende's cities or somewhere else entirely. [/size] [center][img]https://i.imgur.com/AXXTtS1.png[/img]
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Usiende
Main Theme: Hollow Knight OST - Greenpath

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The Viridian Labyrinth in its untamed glory is always watching- those who venture into its sea of trees know this well. Tucked within the brambles and foliage of the endless forest lie myriads of secrets; ruins reclaimed by the underbrush sit alongside elegant structures painstakingly woven from still living plantgrowth. Finding a city entangled in the woods is a reward in itself, but venturing too far from civilization's influence has a bitter consequence. The trees do not want you to leave.
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88uMwBZ.png egg Founded by a wandering duo of nature dragons, Usiende's territories are a safe haven amidst the massive trees of the Labyrinth. Nigh impossible to find without a guide, the overgrown cities hold all manner of dragons within their living walls. Deep Falkwood, one of the many forests in the Gladekeeper's domain, secludes Usiende's grandor within- but the mazelike woods hold more than just a civilization. Going too far into the empty reaches may prove that they are not as empty as they seem.
Getting through Deep Falkwood's wilderness becomes a much less daunting task if you can find Falkwood Town on its outskirts, near the northwestern coasts of the Labyrinth. Those living in Usiende's tiny border settlement are more often than not willing to lead travelers to their destinations, whether they are bound for Usiende's cities or somewhere else entirely.


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[center][size=6][font=rockwell][emoji=ivy leaf size=1] Settlements [emoji=ivy leaf size=1][/size] [/font] ------------- [columns][font=autumn][size=6]» Falkwood Town[/size][/font] A tiny outpost along the edge of its namesake, Deep Falkwood. Its sparse population is mostly made up of warriors and travelers. Overseen by Cheruvio, one of Usiende's oldest members, the small town acts as a gateway to the clan's main cities. [font=autumn][size=6]» Gora Gora[/size][/font] Only a short flight away from Falkwood Town, Gora Gora is the clan's main port. Carved into steep cliffs along the western edge of the labyrinth, the seaside hub is almost always brightly lit by the ocean loving dragons that reside there. Most overseas travel and trade is organized there by Teoxihuitl. [font=autumn][size=6]» Tabantha[/size][/font] A more inland town in the far northern reaches of Falkwood, set atop a windy plateau. Primarily a farming community, the dragons here have an easygoing nature befitting their home near the clouds. [font=autumn][size=6]» Usiende[/size][/font] The clan's namesake city, set in the heart of Deep Falkwood. Trees and vegetation have been carefully shaped into dens and buildings, providing homes for its denizens. Bathed in the green-tinted sunlight that filters through the canopy above, the mossy streets are never empty. [font=autumn][size=6]» Niache[/size][/font] A smaller town north of the main city, Niache slumbers inside a massive tangle of brambles. Very little sun reaches here, leaving the area in an eternal dusk carefully lit by firefly lamps and bioluminescent plants. The near-constant silence of Niache is comforting, usually only broken by the cries of wildlife or by residents with musical talent. [font=autumn][size=6]» Vervain[/size][/font] Truly a brilliant sight to behold, Vervain has earned the nickname 'flowering city' for good reason. Much like its inhabitants the sunlit metropolis is bursting with color, nature magic keeping its many gardens in bloom year-round. While botany is Vervain's signature profession, the characters you can find here are as varied as its many plants. [font=autumn][size=6]» Clematis[/size][/font] Completely cut off from the sun above, Clematis boasts a wide variety of rare plants that thrive in its absence. Bioluminescence is everywhere- from plants and animals to the dragons who live there. Despite its murky appearance and lack of sunlight, Clematis is not home to the shady characters you would expect. [nextcol][right][img]https://i.imgur.com/DRfSYNc.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/HkSjTZj.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/rA4dnhO.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/fKNytQw.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/e9wxx7r.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/8Lh8LKf.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/f8XXaMJ.png[/img] [color=transparent]aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa[/color]
Settlements

» Falkwood Town
A tiny outpost along the edge of its namesake, Deep Falkwood. Its sparse population is mostly made up of warriors and travelers. Overseen by Cheruvio, one of Usiende's oldest members, the small town acts as a gateway to the clan's main cities.


» Gora Gora
Only a short flight away from Falkwood Town, Gora Gora is the clan's main port. Carved into steep cliffs along the western edge of the labyrinth, the seaside hub is almost always brightly lit by the ocean loving dragons that reside there. Most overseas travel and trade is organized there by Teoxihuitl.


» Tabantha
A more inland town in the far northern reaches of Falkwood, set atop a windy plateau. Primarily a farming community, the dragons here have an easygoing nature befitting their home near the clouds.


» Usiende
The clan's namesake city, set in the heart of Deep Falkwood. Trees and vegetation have been carefully shaped into dens and buildings, providing homes for its denizens. Bathed in the green-tinted sunlight that filters through the canopy above, the mossy streets are never empty.


» Niache
A smaller town north of the main city, Niache slumbers inside a massive tangle of brambles. Very little sun reaches here, leaving the area in an eternal dusk carefully lit by firefly lamps and bioluminescent plants. The near-constant silence of Niache is comforting, usually only broken by the cries of wildlife or by residents with musical talent.


» Vervain
Truly a brilliant sight to behold, Vervain has earned the nickname 'flowering city' for good reason. Much like its inhabitants the sunlit metropolis is bursting with color, nature magic keeping its many gardens in bloom year-round. While botany is Vervain's signature profession, the characters you can find here are as varied as its many plants.


» Clematis
Completely cut off from the sun above, Clematis boasts a wide variety of rare plants that thrive in its absence. Bioluminescence is everywhere- from plants and animals to the dragons who live there. Despite its murky appearance and lack of sunlight, Clematis is not home to the shady characters you would expect.
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[center][size=6][font=rockwell][emoji=ivy leaf size=1] Allied Settlements [emoji=ivy leaf size=1][/size] [/font] ------------- [columns][font=autumn][size=6]» Numazu[/size][/font] Hidden away in the southern reaches of Deep Falkwood. Numazu is a gaoler-only stronghold built atop a ruined city, guarded fiercely by its inhabitants. Usiende's befriending of the ancient bastion was entirely an accident. [font=autumn][size=6]» Hall of the Mutivillata[/size][/font] The Hall of the Mutivillata is an old cult of sorts, centered around three minor deities. Located on the northeastern peninsula of Dragonhome, the Hall is home to many skilled mages and warriors. It was hidden for several centuries after an internal war destroyed most of the deities' following- upon its return to the light, wandering members of Usiende supported its efforts to rebuild and reform. [font=autumn][size=6]» Lurelin[/size][/font] A sleepy coastal village on the northern beaches of the Labyrinth, Lurelin is relatively unbothered by trouble in Sornieth. Built around a picturesque cove teeming with sea life, the dragons here live calm lives. While not a massive trade port, it often exchanges goods with Vervain. [font=autumn][size=6]» Dragon Roost Island[/size][/font] In the oceans off the northwestern coast of the Labyrinth is a heavily forested island chain home to several dozen banescales. While other dragons are welcome to visit, the journey is ill-advised for those who aren't strong fliers. The banescales living there often make the flight to Gora Gora to trade, and the ancients have developed a friendly relationship with Usiende's port city. [font=autumn][size=6]» Celestial Tower[/size][/font] Able to be seen from Gora Gora's docks on a clear day, the Celestial Tower rises from the ocean itself. Its few inhabitants rarely leave, but the old Imperial sequestered inside is a treasure trove of knowledge. [font=autumn][size=6]» Flay[/size][/font] A pack of Mirrors that travels across Sornieth as it pleases. While their unstated reason for secrecy bothers some of Usiende's members, most don't mind the pack using Deep Falkwood territory as a base of operations. [nextcol][right] [img]https://i.imgur.com/sCVBkyR.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/BwYwYR1.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/qfxGQky.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/uAXy8RS.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/HqgfceH.png[/img] [img]https://i.imgur.com/PaFiSj7.png[/img] [color=transparent]aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa[/color]
Allied Settlements

» Numazu
Hidden away in the southern reaches of Deep Falkwood. Numazu is a gaoler-only stronghold built atop a ruined city, guarded fiercely by its inhabitants. Usiende's befriending of the ancient bastion was entirely an accident.


» Hall of the Mutivillata
The Hall of the Mutivillata is an old cult of sorts, centered around three minor deities. Located on the northeastern peninsula of Dragonhome, the Hall is home to many skilled mages and warriors. It was hidden for several centuries after an internal war destroyed most of the deities' following- upon its return to the light, wandering members of Usiende supported its efforts to rebuild and reform.


» Lurelin
A sleepy coastal village on the northern beaches of the Labyrinth, Lurelin is relatively unbothered by trouble in Sornieth. Built around a picturesque cove teeming with sea life, the dragons here live calm lives. While not a massive trade port, it often exchanges goods with Vervain.


» Dragon Roost Island
In the oceans off the northwestern coast of the Labyrinth is a heavily forested island chain home to several dozen banescales. While other dragons are welcome to visit, the journey is ill-advised for those who aren't strong fliers. The banescales living there often make the flight to Gora Gora to trade, and the ancients have developed a friendly relationship with Usiende's port city.


» Celestial Tower
Able to be seen from Gora Gora's docks on a clear day, the Celestial Tower rises from the ocean itself. Its few inhabitants rarely leave, but the old Imperial sequestered inside is a treasure trove of knowledge.


» Flay
A pack of Mirrors that travels across Sornieth as it pleases. While their unstated reason for secrecy bothers some of Usiende's members, most don't mind the pack using Deep Falkwood territory as a base of operations.
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