The town and the broad southern plains beyond spread out before their gaze. The river Stork curled away from the town’s foot in a bright silver line, growing more crooked until lost in the autumn haze.
--Ingrey and Ijada arrive at Easthome.Easthome is the seat of government of the Weald, site of the hallow king's hall and the Royal College. It is located on the edge of the broad southern plains with a range of low hills to the northeast. The city is a port on the river Stork, at the head of navigation for sea-going vessels. Timber and other goods can be floated from upriver of Easthome when the river level is high enough. The city is walled, although newer buildings have encroached on the wall and spilled beyond it, reducing the defensive capabilities.
Early in the history of the city it was two villages of different tribes, separated by a creek which is a tributary of the Stork. The tribes feuded until Audar's grandson established his western capital there and rebuilt the city, eliminating the tribal divisions. The creek has become little more than a sewer and is built across in many places.
The architecture at the time of The Hallowed Hunt consists of tall houses of tan stone blocks or whitewashed stucco, with red-tile roofs.
The town is divided into 2 parts, Templetown and Kingstown. Templetown is the upper town on high bluffs above the river, and holds the temple and offices of the holy orders. Kingstown is in the lower town, which holds the dock quarter, warehouses and merchant's quarters, and on higher elevations the kin-lords' houses and other mansions in addition to the hallow king's hall.
Behind the scenes Edit
- ↑ Lois McMaster Bujold, post to the Bujold mailing list, 18 February 2005, http://lists.herald.co.uk/pipermail/lois-bujold/2005-February/025361.html