“Towns are like people. Old ones often have character,
the new ones are interchangeable.”
— Wallace Stegner
Our recent discussion on fantasy world governments made us want to dig a little deeper into our bronze age starting point— Mesus. Our city-state is roughly 10,000 people, with 7500 of them crowded around either side of an ancient canal that connected an inland lake (now a polluted, monster-haunted cauldron) to the ocean.