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    Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:39 am  
    City of [insert something here]

    I like the subtitles given to cities of Greyhawk. I think it adds a bit of colour to them and I found myself wondering what some of the subtitles would be for the ones I dont know.

    My favourite city in Greyhawk is Irongate and I was pretty excited when I learnt there was going to be an article about it in Dragon Magazine (RIP). Loved the article, though it was too short by far, but it gave us Irongate - City of Stairs, which I was luke warm on to begin with but now really like.

    So I was wondering if you all could add more to the list, with perhaps a reference to the source (or failing that, just indicate if it was your suggestion).

    Irongate - City of Stairs (Drgn Mag Issue ??)
    Zelradton - City of Steel (Oerth Journal article)
    Kalstrand - City of Gold (OJ article)
    Hardby - City of the Scorned (??)

    Love to know what other ones people know of or would like to suggest?
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    Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:41 am  

    Trying not to look too needy by replying to my own post so quickly, but

    Spinecastle - City of the Fallen (reference these forums)
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    Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:56 am  

    Picking at low-hanging fruit, the obvious addition is Dorakaa, "City of Skulls" (WGR6).
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    Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:45 am  

    Jeminnab wrote:
    Picking at low-hanging fruit


    Dang Jeminnab, that was good! I've got to remember that one! Laughing


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    Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:55 am  

    And another fairly well-publicised one:

    Dyvers - City of Sails (LG, I think)

    I'm sure there's more. Will come back to this.
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    Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:59 am  

    Remembered another couple:

    Istivin - City of Shadows (Dungeon 117)
    Exag - City of Clay (Dungeon 145)
    Scuttlecove - City of Chaos (Dungeon 146 - depends whether you view this as part of the setting or not)

    Interesting topic that has got me thinking. Thanks Phalastar.
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    Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:34 pm  

    "City of [insert something here]" - didn't I see that one in BoVD? ;)

    I often look to Poe, when thinking of the Sinking Isle and thus:

    The Sinking Isle - The City in the Sea
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    Mon Jan 17, 2011 3:42 pm  

    Highport: City of Chains http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=lg/lgmp/20050809a

    If Irongate is your favorite city and you haven't checked it out yet, make sure to look at Maldin's Irongate Project - http://melkot.com/locations/irongate/ig-city.html
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    Mon Jan 17, 2011 4:38 pm  

    Greyhawk: City of Hawks (title of a Gord novel)
    Stoink: The Wasp Nest (title of an unpublished sourcebook by Gary Gygax; this doesn't really fit the "city of" format, but it's still the city's nickname - maybe City of Wasps?)
    City of the Gods (proper name unknown)
    City of Brass (given various proper names unofficially; in Gygax's Epic of Ærth, its proper name is Al Bramkhyia)
    Xuxulieto: The Forbidden City (revealed in The Scarlet Brotherhood)
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    Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:50 pm  

    Great topic guys! I know I've coined my own City of- names before but canonical, hm whats left? Let's see....

    Kalen Lekos is the City on the Mountain (Slavers)

    Garel Enkdal City of the Orcs (On the map in Five Shall Be One) Alternately, City of the Orc Horde (header to the city's chapter)
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    Tue Jan 18, 2011 2:21 pm  

    Greyhawk = The Gem of the Flanness (Fate of Istus, among others)
    Greyhawk = City of Thieves (Greyhawk boxed set and others)
    Chendl = Diadem of the Flanness (Fate of Istus)

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    Tue Jan 18, 2011 5:15 pm  

    Irongate was in Drg #351.

    Hardby was in Dungeon #109
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    Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:05 pm  

    It's not technically Greyhawk, but you can get there from here:

    Moil, the City that Waits.

    I have a feeling that Rel Astra should be the City of the Stars, but I can't say I've seen it in print.

    Monmurg, Niole Dra, Rel Mord, Enstad...these all deserve some good nicknames.
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    Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:26 pm  

    I like this topic I unofficially put a few together for my Veluna campaign.

    Mitrik- The City of Saints

    Veluna City - The City of Faith

    Devarnish - The City of Devotion

    Kempton - City of Harmony
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    Tue Jan 18, 2011 10:40 pm  

    Chevalier wrote:
    I have a feeling that Rel Astra should be the City of the Stars, but I can't say I've seen it in print.


    Ooo, good catch Chevalier. It's literally, in Old Oeridian, "City of the Heavens."
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    Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:57 am  

    smillan_31 wrote:
    Highport: City of Chains http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=lg/lgmp/20050809a

    If Irongate is your favorite city and you haven't checked it out yet, make sure to look at Maldin's Irongate Project - http://melkot.com/locations/irongate/ig-city.html


    Well familiar with the site. Would love to see new material on the site...
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    Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:11 am  
    List so far

    Official or near enough:

    Irongate - City of Stairs (Drgn Mag Issue 351)
    Zelradton - City of Steel (Oerth Journal article)
    Kalstrand - City of Gold (OJ article)
    Hardby - City of the Scorned (Dungeon Mag 109)
    Spinecastle - City of the Fallen (reference these forums)
    Dorakaa - City of Skulls (WGR6)
    Dyvers - City of Sails (LG, I think) like this one
    Istivin - City of Shadows (Dungeon 117)
    Exag - City of Clay (Dungeon 145)
    Scuttlecove - City of Chaos (Dungeon 146)
    Greyhawk - City of Thieves (other contenders for this.., but I like this one)
    Rel Astra - City of the Heavens
    Highport - City of Chains love this one

    Suggestions:

    Mitrik- City of Saints
    Veluna City - City of Faith
    Devarnish - City of Devotion
    Kempton - City of Harmony

    Nice work Greyhawkers. Happy to hear more suggested names.

    Working backwards perhaps, what would be a city for these?

    City of Intrigue; City of Knights; City of the Damned;
    City of Howls; City of Towers; City of Grief; City of Giants

    Critwall - City of Shields?
    Rel Mord?
    Winterhsiven - City of the One True Faith??
    Niole Dra?
    Gradsul?
    Hersuel Ishar - City of the Suel?
    Enstad - City of Fey
    Chendl - City of Canals?
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    Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:57 am  

    I'd go for Chathold (or what's left of it) as City of Grief.

    I like City of Knights but am torn between Admundfort, Chendl and Hookhill.

    City of Intrigue is another interesting one but not sure which city I'd give this too. Somewhere in the Great Kingdom, I suspect but not sure where.
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    Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:18 pm  

    I can't seem to find any canon City nicknames for Baklunish places. I thought if any place would have em it would be Living GH Journal #5 but no such luck. Now you know me, I can't resist representing my own CF articles. So...

    Ulakand, City of Horses
    Kester, City of Pits
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    Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:58 am  

    Came across a couple more while reading through the Savage Tide campaign:

    Golismorga = City of Madness (Dungeon Magazine #154?);
    Mantru = City of Broken Idols (Dungeon Magazine #155?).

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    Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:16 am  

    Stuff like this is why I love this site. You guys are awesome.
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