The capitol of Surya is by far the biggest city in the land and hosts all castes of society. From the emperor to nomads, they can be found here. Trade is at its heart but more importantly, political climate is discussed andpracticed on this mountain side.
The capitol The city is made with one route in mind. You start at the bottom and slowly hike your way up through the main road. People, llama's, guards and what else will walk right beside you. Nomad's tend to avoid these roads as its asking for trouble. Instead they can be found in the back alley's away from piercing eyes. So far the civil war has left this place alone. But it is clear the sentiment towards slaves is growing and some of the upper classes have started picking them up to help around the house.
The emperor has yet to make a decision around these new developments in commerce and trade.
Above you see a dusty attic. The room is being maintained by an older man (roughly 70+)
Who comes occasionally up here to find himself some quiet from the city and his family.
He still believes in the old ways even though he has made himself a fortune with the automation process of stone cutting. He himself is from a poor family, following his religion is the one thing he has left from that time.
Since the war broke out and wealth new wealth sources have been discovered the upper class find religion old fashioned and out of date. So he comes up here and paints, meditates and reads his books.
An easy life you would think.
The black market is a vital aspect of the capitol, many secrets are forged in these places. You too will come here quite often. Hiding in the dark, discussing the future of the resistance, choose your gear and get your missions.
The religion in this world is based around the sun, people practice their faith by decorating their living space with symbolism of the sun. This starts very early on with children drawing direct images of the sun with chalk. Later on more indirect symbolism takes place in the architecture of houses and interior. In this particular scene 2 guards are looking for a member of the resistance. One guard uses his charm to show the man in red that they mean no trouble. The man points towards the direction he saw the rebel go.
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