New Tawhoque

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New Tawhoque, known to locals as Hanghorse, is a city situated on the edge of the Horsehead peninsula in central Sharteshane.

The Frummagem family calls New Tawhoque home and, via corrupt means, puppets much of the city's government and police force.

New Tawhoque was built on the ruins of Tawhoque, a tiered city that was attacked centuries ago, so its upper surface structure fell upon and decimated its lower, subterranean neighbourhoods, resulting in enormous casualties and a ruined metropolis. There's a legend that deep underground a lich took up residence and raised the old citizens into his own personal kingdom of zombies. On the surface, though, pirates started using abandoned Tawhoque's ports, and eventually settled the city for themselves and named it Hanghorse. They were inevitably routed and the country took control of the place again.

These days Hanghorse is a seedy seaport mostly controlled by the Eye of Redemption, a group of extremist Gefendur paladins. Half of the city is still in crumbled ruins and unoccupied except for gangs and crazy people.

Like most cities, Hanghorse has its posh neighbourhoods. Uptown Hanghorse, known as the Old District, is a nice few blocks of luxury manors, boutiques, a very swanky bath house, and a few expensive restaurants. Hanghorse isn't the most fashionable place to live but the moneyed people who have taken up residence there have carved out a nice enclave for themselves.

Sharteshane's lambence springs from the ruins of Old Tawhoque. All water in the Hanghorse area is contaminated and glows.

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