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Entering the Wheel

The City at the Gates stretches out along the five roads that emanate from the great market of the Wheel to spread out across the Guarded Land to its rim, the Ringwall. These roads are built on causeways rising from the Gatemarsh and its lake. Tenements line the roads—mudbrick towers studded with the ends of the beams that hold up the floors within. Shown also is the leftway, running to the right of the road […]

Osrakum

Welcome to Osrakum. In this section maps and diagrams are presented in a sequence mirroring that of the narrative of The Chosen. Osrakum is a volcanic crater containing the Skymere and, in the midst of this lake, the Isle. On the Isle is the smaller crater containing the Plain of Thrones and, beyond that, the Labyrinth. The Yden forms the greater part of the Isle. From the heart of this rises the Pillar of Heaven, […]

The City at the Gates

The City at the Gates is so named because it lies at the gates of Osrakum. Built on land reclaimed from the Gatemarsh, it has at its heart the great market of the Wheel. From here the five raised roads radiate out across the Guarded Land. The habitations, of its almost three million citizens, spread out along the causeways that carry the roads with their watchtowers. From the Wheel, the Canyon of the Three Gates […]

The Wheel

Five great radial roads bring a constant flood of travellers from the rim of the Guarded Land to pour them finally into the Wheel: the greatest market of the Three Lands and the heart of the City at the Gates. More than 100 000 people can throng this vast plaza. Here all the world bring their goods to offer to the Masters in their Mountain. From the Wheel, the Canyon of the Three Gates leads […]