Jorvik (Royal City)
Jorvik is an ancient walled city which is situated at the confluence of the rivers Hvítá and Trysilelva. Its location provides innumerable opportunities for trade with its vast hinterland and has allowed it to become the Jarlorð of Jorvik's primary trade port.
The city is clean and well-ordered, with wide straight cobbled streets that make it easy to walk around. The houses in Jorvik are built of whitewashed stone, often with timber-framing, and steeply-pitched roofs of dark grey slate. It is rich in ancient history, and is renowned for its romantic ambience and numerous possiblities for fun activities.
- Sælerklippe is a massive stone dominating the approaches to the outer harbour. It is crowned with a ringfort of weathered stones of the Angsax that stood desolate and abandoned for centuries. However, Jarl Noah of Jorvik fortified it with snipers, machine guns, and artillery. The stone looms a hundred feet above the waters, grey-green in color. Seals often rest on it.
- The Quays of Wray the name of Jorvik's harbour. It is divided into an inner and and outer harbour. The outer harbour is larger, but the inner harbour offers better anchorage and shelter by the city wall on one side and the looming mass of Tidewater Keep on another. A ten miles-long, thirty foot wall, with towers every hundred yards, is located on the jetty that separates the two harbours.
- Tidewater Keep is an ancient Angsaxon fortress which nowadays serves as a museum. It is situated by the water and adjoins the city walls. Houses cling like barnacles to the walls of Tidewater Keep; one is a brewhouse is called Cadleigh House which makes well-regarded black mead. There is a Godsgrove within the museum's walls.
- Myth Mercat is Jorvik's largest fishmarket. It is named after the tall tales told by the fishermen. The market is located between the outer harbour and the Seolh Gate. Seafood available in Jorvik include whitefish, winkles, crabs, mussels, clams, herring, cod, salmon, lobster, and lampreys.
- Turnip Square is one of Jorvik's oldest and largest market squares. around it lies a maze of twisting alleys and cross streets.
Inside the walls
The city is protected by thick walls. The Seolh Gate opens into the harbour.
- Jarl's Yard, is a cobbled square with a fountain at its center, located just outside the Seolh Gate. There is an alley leading to a tavern.
- The Old Mint, a royal mint located in Jarl's Yard.
- The Wanton Whale, a sleazy bar renowned for offering the oldest whores and vilest wine in Jorvik, along with meat pies full of lard and gristle that are inedible on their best days and poisonous on their worst.
- The Stepstones is a street with steps. It is a broad white stone way that leads up from Tidewater Keep by the water to the Seaquen on its crag. Marble maidens light the way, bowls of burning sweet-scented oil cradled in their arms. From the top there is a view down to both harbours.
- The Tributary Temple is a large temple with a domed roof surmounted by tall statues of several Vanic Deities, including Freyja and Elwynn.
- The Seaquen is the seat of the Jarl and Grand Elector of Jorvik. It is located on a crag inside the city wall, the broad white stone way of Stepstones leads to its gates from Tidewater Keep below. There is a secret passage beneath the Stepstones connecting it to the Tidewater Keep.
- Grand Elector's Court is the great hall of the Seaquen where the Jarl and Grand Elector of Jorvik holds court and feasts. Its walls, floor and ceiling are embellished with panels of Valtian wood notched cunningly together and decorated with all the creatures of the sea.
Jorvik grew around the Jorfort.