Having heard of the fame of the Rayya’s Children as merchants and of their fabulous caravans Basileos Alexandros Komenos, Emperor of the Southern Cidian Empire of the Ascendancy, decided to found a market city in the fringe of their desert. This city had to attract Rayya’s Children merchants and impress them so that they would want to trade with the Empire. It also had to be a safe haven for his subjects against the dangers of the desert.
The task was entrusted to his Nephew Alejo Komenos who immediately gathered a group of faithful assistants and set sail to the chosen enclave. The new city was going to be named Konistrápolis.
Upon arrival to the founding site Alejo Komenos decided to first construct a walled precinct and basic shelter for the citizens. These original lodgings evolved into the lower city with three different quarters, Farmer’s, Green and Market square. The city was then expanded to add first the Artisans’ quarter and then the Upper City with the Agios Cidi Basilika and other amenities that would bring its citizens the conforts of their distant homeland.
A safe harbour was also built to ensure a good comunication with the Empire. Merchants from the Rayya’s Childrens had already started to arrive, Out of curiosity at first, but their arrival was more constant now.
The flow of goods and wealth soon attracted other visitors. Goblins, Undead and the Orc Horde came to Konistrápolis. Fortunately the defenses erected around the city and the strong garrison manning them proved too much for these foes.
The city was completed with the construction of the Palace. Designed to impress it also holds the administration, barracks, guest area for Rayya’s children diplomats, throne room and governor’s family residence.
General Views of Konistrápolis
Konistrápolis Ground views: