Serenity: The City of New Beginnings
Protected by towering walls of white stone, Serenity, also known as the City of New Beginnings, is home to most of the Travelers living on the continent. Although Serenity is a vast metropolis, much of the city is vacant, its Traveler and Kif populations dwarfed by thousands of empty residences and shops that are locked behind impenetrable wards.
The Walls of Serenity: The city boasts three sets of circular walls, with each smaller ring-wall centered inside the larger. First comes the main gates and fortifications, built from imposing slabs of stone that have been pitted and weathered by the passing of centuries. The second ring-wall divides the inner and outer districts. Finally, a comparably diminutive wall is situated in between the inner districts and the heart of Serenity, which contains a mysterious complex of structures as well as the Open Sky Market.
The Trade Roads and Ring-Roads: Serenity is quartered by four major trade road that originate along the little-ring road. Crafted to accommodate heavy traffic, the trade roads run straight through town in cardinal directions, spanning the Softlands and beyond. Next comes the network of circular streets banding the inside of the outer walls and both sides of the inner walls. These avenues supplement the trade roads and are referred to as the big-ring, middle-ring, and little-ring roads respectively.
The Districts: Serenity is divided into nine main areas, formed from the intersections of its ring-walls and trade roads. This arrangement carves both the inner and outer districts of the city into four quarters or quadrants. The four quadrants of the outer district include: the merchants’ quarter to the southwest, the Travelers’ quarter to the southeast, the Kif quarter to the northeast, and the crafters’ quarter to the northwest. The small area in the center of the city is known as the heart.
The Wards of Serenity: Supplementing its walls, Serenity possesses magic that prevents monsters and demons from entering the city, as well as protects it from fire, flood, and other natural disasters.