Sunrise on the Scavenger Lands
Rathess was one of the first cities ever constructed by mortals, and is the last remaining stronghold of the Dragon Kings. Buried in the jungles of the South-East, it fell into ruin after the Usurpation destroyed its Solar Exalted allies and the Great Contagion wiped out 90% of its population. Never-the-less, the Dragon Kings continue to reincarnate here, but lack the society or infrastructure to regain their sentience.
Places of Note
The Pyramid of the Sun
The largest structure in Rathess, the Pyramid of the Sun stands at the center of the city and was once the central temple of worship to the Unconquered Sun. The central chamber of the pyramid, known as the Chamber of the Sun, is a ●●● Manse; the hearthstone of which is a Crystal of Legendary Leadership, which is held by Filial Wisdom. The pyramid even holds the still unopened chambers of Queen Merela.
The Pyramid of the Rising Sun
This pyramid stands on the Way of the Sun, six miles east of the Great Pyramid. It also holds one of the gateways to Yu-Shan, which can be opened at dawn on the first day of each season by beings of sufficient Essence. It can also be opened with Charms, spells or at any time during Calibration. The pyramid is a ●● Manse; the hearthstone of which is a Sphere of Courtesan’s Constellation, which is also held by Filial Wisdom.
The Pyramid of the Setting Sun
This pyramid stands on the Way of the Sun, six miles west of the Great Pyramid. The Dragon Kings venerated their other gods here; those that were less than the Unconquered Sun. While it does not contain a gateway to Yu-Shan, it is also a ●● Manse that forms a Stone of the Golden Bier, which is also held by Filial Wisdom.