Ostermere

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Ostermere, known as "the jewel of the southwest cove", is a port city in the Kingdom of Havish. It is the northern terminus of the trade road which heads south through Cheivalt, Westcliff, Los Mar, and finally Mornos. Ostermere was built over a series of limestone caves once used by smugglers, and its principal industry is sea trade.

Layout

  • The northern postern is unused, with an old disused road leading to Paravian ruins to the north.
  • The city was built above a series of weathered ledges overlooking the inlet.
  • There is an upper citadel, with a series of switchback thoroughfares connecting to the harbor and trade quarter.

Role in the Story

Spoiler warning: Contains plot elements from multiple books in the series.

Ships of Merior

Third Age 5643: After the restoration of crown rule in Havish, Ostermere is honored as the royal seat until the walls at Telmandir can be repaired. Work begins at Telmandir at the same time by decree of King Eldir.

Initiate's Trial

Third Age 5923: With Arithon on the run in Lanshire, Selidie Prime sends a message through the Koriathain's secretive message relay to coordinate a final trap. The message is received by a high-ranking Senior in Barish, who coordinates with subsequent pigeons to East Bransing, Backwater, and a secret Koriani enclave at Ostermere.