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The Canyon of the Three Gates

The Canyon of the Three Gates is the only way in and out of the crater of Osrakum. It is a narrow defile running between sheer, cliff walls. Three fortresses have been built along its length, the three ‘gates’: the Green, the Red or Blood or Ichorian, and the Black or Death Gates. The Cloaca—a channel cut anciently in the floor of the Canyon—allows excess water to be carried out of the lake that fills […]

The Green Gate

The Green Gate is the first of the Three Gates and is a curtain wall running across the Canyon, the surface of which is covered in bronze spikes, so that the whole mass looks like an immense hedge. At the lower level, gates act as ‘airlocks’, where goods from the outer world are transferred to the other side by Red Ichorians. Gates higher up, on either side, allow the leftway and the Lords’ Road to […]