Sunday, February 28, 2010

Numantia Rises

To the west of Westmoreland now lies new a land, Numantia. (Say, wasn't this where Atlantis rose, then fell again?) Though largely undeveloped as yet, this territory has both low lands, with a stream and beaches, and higher elevations, with terraced hills.

Numantia was the name of an Iberian settlement of Celts. In 153 B.C., the city allowed in fugitives from another Celtiberian tribe, drawing the anger of the Romans. A subsequent siege of the city was unsuccessful. Twenty years later, however, the Roman Senate sent another general to undertake another siege, and this one was more successful. The general erected "a nine kilometre fence supported by towers, moats, [and] impaling rods.... After 13 months of siege, the Numantians decided tok burn the city and die free rather than live and be slaves."*


The modern version is owned by Miss Stonehedg Magic, and is being developed with Mr. Wordsmith Jarvinen. One can only hope it has a happier ending than its predecessor.

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