is the capital of the Satrapy of Karasal and is the largest city
in the province. It is the Empire's only deep water port and has
a thriving market supplied by the merchants from the east, west,
north and south. Joranit is a mighty fortress that has sorely tried
many invading armies through the 1,700 years it has stood.
Star Captain Joran, a hero of the Lenshi people, founded Joranit
during the Silver Age, the Time of Kargzant. Joran foresaw great
dangers and created a fortress to protect his tribe and their horses.
Joranit was built on a basalt outcrop on the southern coast of the
White Sea - the outcrop is said to a giant's head - and warded on
three sides by the sea itself. To the south, the city is warded
by great basaltic walls fronted by a chasm 50m across and up to
that Joran impaled a sleeping giant with his spear. He twisted the
spear and the giant's blood welled up forming the walls. He twisted
again and the giant's tears welled up forming the hot springs that
keep the city warm. Another twist and the giant's shuddering caused
the outcrop to break off from the land around it forming the chasm
before the walls.
is a metropolis, the sixth largest city in the Empire, with a growing
population of 28,000. As the meeting place of so many trade and
shipping routes, Joranit has a cosmopolitan mixture rivalled only
by Glamour itself. Carmanian house traders haggled with Ezarcos
kastoki; Dara Happan merchants barter with Karasali slavers; and
Darjiini factors trade for Eolian furs.
I know that some out-of-print sources labeled Graclodont as
the capital of Karasal. That didn't make much sense to me,
having the capital in the remotest possible corner of the
province. So, in My tm Glorantha, Joranit is the
Summer Capital and Red Fish is the Winter Capital.
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