Chapter: The Tower in the Sea

Information relevant to the 9th chapter of The Masters

the Naralan

The Naralan is the corridor of land connecting the Guarded Land with the northern sea. Two of the Cities of the Sea lie on the shore of the Naralan. The greatest of these is Thuyakalrul

the Naralan © Neil Gower

Access to the Guarded Land is up the cliff to Nothnaralan.

[In Quya, Naralan means: “towards the Sea”]

a map of Thuyakalrul © Neil Gower

Thuyakalrul is an immense ring of rock lying just off the coast of the Naralan, within which lies a harbour and into which the city of Thuyakalrul is set like a jewel into a ring

From Thuyakalrul, the Great Sea Road crosses a causeway to the mainland on its long journey to the Guarded Land.

Thuyakalrul’s wall contains a hollow harbour, connected to the Grand Harbour, around which is built the Tower in the Sea.

my original map of Thuyakalrul
the Tower in the Sea
sketch map of the Tower-in-the-Sea

This is a fortress formed in the rock wall of Thuyakalrul around a hollow containing open water. Barans, can pass into this natural port from the Grand Harbour by means of a tunnel. Shiphouses, quarried into the rock around its edge, allow the barans to be fully drawn up out of the water. Storerooms, the barracks for the sailors, chambers suitable for Masters, as well as those used by the Legate of Thuyakalrul, have been hollowed out of the rock and are linked together by military stairs. The fortress is comparable to those that are found in every city of the Guarded Land; the difference here is that its Legate controls a fleet of barans instead of huimur.