Friday, April 6, 2012

F is for Fasíltum

Fasíltum, the City of the Chiming Skulls, lies in the northeastern corner of the Tsolyánu. Seat of the Vimúhla worshipping Vríddi clan, it earned it's sobriquet

"because of the grisly custom of hanging the heads of executed felons from silver chains from the ramparts, where they dance together in the arid breezes with wind-bells of glass and metal, a funereal and wistful music in which the city’s hawk-faced Vríddi overlords take much pride."

M.A.R. Barker, The Tékumel Source Book

Fasíltum is a desert city with a daytime high in the summer reaching 48 degrees C and averaging 15 cm rain annually.

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