[ruling species:: lyzards
[native language:: Lizzykarthian
[monarch(s):: Lord Fad'l (NPC) and the Council of Stones
Most prestigious in all of Lizzarkyth is the country of Erurost, located in Lizzarkyth's oldest and most established lands. It's led by the Council of Stones, a group of lyzards who preside over the people and govern all. Peace is their motive and goal; they would do anything to preserve it.
APPEARANCE: The city of Alciniron is the largest settlement in Lizzarkyth, home to over ninety percent of the lyzard population. Situated upon a mile-long waterfall which feeds the Erurost River, Alciniron can be reached only by flight or via a single bridge leading across the raging waters, but the effect is well worth the inconvenience. Countless silver towers reach far into the clouds, built of a strange metal material combined with crystal and founded upon living plant life, trees, vines and flowers wrapping around their base. During a fine day rainbows dance upon the waters, reflected by the great spires to create a truly enchanting effect. Within the city itself lyzards navigate using a series of electrical lifts and hanging bridges, undaunted by the incredible heights.
CULTURE: The lyzards of Alciniron celebrate both of the yearly equinoxes and solstices, coming together in huge celebrations for each holiday. On these four days of the year none labor or serve and all are considered equal, spending the day revering nature and the peaceful life they lead. Winter solstice is a particularly important time for the lyzards for it is then when they start their year anew, casting off the burdens of months gone by and looking forwards to a new beginning.
APPEARANCE: Located in the southern swamps, Balinost's towers rise towards the sky in spiraling pillars, gleaming in the sun. Unlike Alciniron, this city is also enclosed within a glassy curtain wall carved with intricate dragons, and its central four towers are all the same height. It has a spacious bazaar in a courtyard to the fore, near a grouping of three arched gateways with glass gates spelled against breaking.
CULTURE: Though open to travelers and merchants of their own species, the lyzards of Balinost are exceptionally wary of outsiders and are aggressive to all who threaten their carefully held peace. Twice a year, elite members of the reptillian species that populate Lizzarkyth gather in Balinost before leaving for Draconn Point, where their ruling Council gathers to speak.
APPEARANCE: Catcall is a city surrounding two central, intertwining towers; more metal than crystal, like the other lyzard settlements, it has only an occassional clusters of quartz around its base. Sprawling over the massive island-shell of a long-dead titantoise, its size rivals that of Alciniron. In addition to the great towers and spiraling horn-buildings, there are trees built from crystal set in gardens filled with massive flowers; trees once built for their beauty for the former Lord of Catcall, when it was known as something else. Now felidaen can be found lounging about these trees, watching the lyzards and their cousins go about their daily business.
CULTURE: The city of Catcall gets its name from the vast quantities of felidaen found there, having congregated to the titantoise's back before it fell to death. Catcall's inhabitants have come to accept these felines as part of their everyday life, and many have one as a companion or pet.