The Broken World
City of Solaris
Solaris is located on the Neldark River between the Gurdek Hills and the Gyyrt mountains. Between North Solaris and South Solaris flows the Neldark River. The White Road runs alongside the Neldark River from the city of Hythe, in the south, on the Zaars Run to the Moonlit Vale in the Gyyrt.
At the heart of Solaris is a great stone bridge over the Neldark River. On the bridge was a tower containing the famous Dome of Stars, which housed the city’s Arcane College. Another important building is the Great Hall, which serves as a meeting place for the People’s Council.
There are many other streams and pools and falls in Solaris, and the metropolis is often called the Land of Many Fountains. Solaris is also known as the garden of Erast. It is a land of lush vegetation, much of which was planted by the elves but had grown wild over time. There were groves of ash, bay, cedar, cypress, fir, juniper, myrtle, oak, and olive trees. The ground cover included heather, ferns, moss, and briars. Among the many flowers that bloom in Solaris are anemones, celandines, hyacinths, irises, lilies, and wild roses. Herbs such as marjoram, parsley, sage, and thyme grow here as well.
The air of Solaris is fresh and fragrant. Cool sea air flows up from the southwest, while the land is sheltered on the north by the Gyyrt and to the east by the Gurdek Hills . When the full Moon sets in the west, Solaris is bathed in a silver light from the Neldark river flowing between its halves.