Northern Namhae (061)
Known as the breadbasket of Namhae, the area is known for its layered paddy fields of rice and other staples, arranged as terraced fields and built along a slope winding from the riverside up to the top of a number of nearby hills. Northern Namhae’s farmer’s market, where locals sell their produce, is known as one of the most busy in the Land of Fire. More impoverished crofter’s communities have also appeared in the shadows of the hills in recent times, scraping out an existence there.
Northern Namhae is home to the coastal city of Stormwind, the Capitol of the Alliance and the seat of its King. It lies between the hills and the rice fields, with small villages surrounding it and stone laid roads leading off into different regions. Stormwind has a single gate built by the dwarves made of steel, wood and chains. To enter the gate one must cross a bridge with the statues of glorious knights and heroes. Inside Stormwind you may find within the safety of the walls its many different districts; the trade district, cathedral square, the dwarven district, the harbor, old town, the canals and Lion’s Rest. The harbor itself is a busy port, with many traders and ships coming and going, but it is also where the galleons of the Alliance rest when they are not at sea. The harbor is surrounded by walls both at sea and separating it from the rest of the city. The walls at sea have metal gates that go into the water and must be opened using large chains. The rest of the city is protected by the walls and gates, as well as the knights wearing the golden lion crest. People from all around the world have been welcomed into the city, and it is a peaceful and prospering place. Lion’s Rest is where all fallen knights, as well as kings and heroes, are laid to rest. At the top of the hill lies Stormwind Keep. It rises high above the rest of the city and is protected by a deep moat, with a statue of the hero and king of the city. Within the keep lies the libraries, guest rooms for visiting dignitaries and nobles, as well as the meeting place of the representatives from the human people as well as the battlemasters. The throne room is like a glittering cave, the light coming through the windows above, the floor decorated with the crest of the king as well as banners hanging from the walls, the knights standing guard across the halls and the throne room. In more recent times the gate of Stormwind is being guarded by knights, as well as archers on the walls, due to pillaging and unfriendly people roaming the lands, thus everyone entering Stormwind is due a search and thoroughly checked up on before being allowed passage into the city.