Province of Castroflumine
Castroflumine is a relatively new province of the empire. It was commissioned by Regent Eleazar thirty years ago in P.U. 1069. He had the Societatem Magis working to create not only the gates but also build the Októgono Froúrio. This central part of the province is accessible only via the Gates. Part of building the Októgono Froúrio involved raising the walls from the ground itself and the entire complex was created using powerful magics. The keep to the south is known as the Mágoi Kratoún and is one of the strongholds for the Societatem Magis.
This nearly mountainous area is slowly being populated by enterprising former Legionnaires and their families, as well as those recently granted citizenship. Castroflumine as a newer province has lots of places for the expansion of the City of Qidron.
The fourteen Gates of Castroflumine lead to the interior and exterior of the Októgono Froúrio as well as Astakus, Bazle, Benuo, Caesai Oculis, Danue, Erilaus, Lunbeim, Mons Domus, Qidron-Forum Meridianam, Qidron-Forum Orientem, Qidron-Forum Sepentrio, and Qidron-Templum.
Temples and Shrines
There are currently two temples under construction in Castroflumine. Northwest of the Októgono Froúrio is a temple to Ralifon. South of the Temple to Ralifon is a temple to Erron of Solitude. Across the Magi Bridge from the Októgono Froúrio on the eastern side of the Via Caesai is a temple to Barbēlō in her aspect as the goddess of love. Within the Mágoi Kratoún is a temple to Wazirëkyn and a shrine to Amn.
The Tesremos family has set up a complex for producing their cheeses on the southwestern shore of the River Aíglaímatos. The small Aíglaímatos family, has been in the province since very nearly its founding and have a cheesemaking operation on the eastern side of the Aíma Bridge on the Via Aíma. The Aíglaímatos family makes a special magical cheese that they call Dákrya or Erron's Tears. Beyond the small batches of this highly prized cheese they are known to produce other magical cheeses. They do not make any regular cheeses and their skill at magic is their best defense against the much larger and more powerful Tesremos family.
Within the Októgono Froúrio is all of the administration buildings and a small force of Legionnaires to keep order. The Októgono Froúrio is a very busy and bustling area at all times of the day and night. The outer courtyard is where the locals will deal with any of the local officials and pay any tariffs and taxes for the use of the gates.
The Mágoi Kratoún is not easily accessible as it is on a high sheer mesa with a single steep road leading to its gates. The towers of Ur and Thumm guard this road from anyone not invited to visit the Mágoi Kratoún.
Beyond these two imposing sites is the very popular ale house called the Diavolikómáti. It is owned and run by an unusual husband and wife and their family. The husband a hobbit named Adalgrim Hook-Toe, is along with his gnome wife Safi Wildtresses, a former adventurer. Now retired, they have started an orphanage/workhouse and founded the ale house as a way to keep themselves busy and active. They have adopted fifteen children and all work the family business. What makes Diavolikómáti so popular is their amazing brews and their fantastic foods. Everything is priced cheaply and the quality is always excellent.
Near the Diavolikómáti is a popular inn called the Fylakí. This large building is set back from the main road and is an imposing stone building that looks like it should be a prison. The truth of the matter is that the Fylakí used to be a prison until it was purchased from the Senate by Zuquuk the Unwise. Zuquuk is a well informed and connected mongrelman and priest of VMQR. He has renovated the interior of the Fylakí to better suit its use as an inn. The prices are very cheap and the place is immaculately clean. The courtyard still has the gallows as a reminder to those who would try to leave without full payment.
Outside the Walls
To date there are no outer walls to Castroflumine and no plans to make one, as the high rough terrain is in itself a deterrent to attacks. The roads leading out into the outer parts of the province are rough and not yet all completed. All of the roads heading north move out towards lower more fertile terrain. Those heading south move further into the mountains and evergreen forests. The western roads lead down into lower swampy areas and then to the Qadar Sea.
The eastern roads lead out of the empire and into the Sākujaminā. This continental mass is ruled by mysterious peoples that trade with the Chi'in Empire as well as with the Empire of Ralifon.