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Velas, originally referred to as The Burg, is a coastal city on the northwest tip of Hieron. The beginning of the Boat Party's adventure and the Autumn in Hieron holiday special take place there.

Location[edit | edit source]

Velas is at the continent's northwest tip. To its west lies the island nation of Ordenna, and to its south the Mark of the Erasure and Rosemerrow.

History[edit | edit source]

Map of Velas by Janine Hawkins

Back in the old days, it was a seaside metropolis all its own. Now, it is a humble city, still fillled with the abandoned tenements of the long-dead but growing all the same.

Once a bustling pre-Erasure city, Velas is now a smaller fishing town whose outskirts are yet surrounded by the ruins of what once was. The Creed of Samothes holds much sway in Velas, which serves as the church's regional base in northwest Hieron.


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During one of the periodic blizzards that have been occurring since the climate shifted on High Sun Day, Velas was invaded by the armies of Ordenna.

Points of interest[edit | edit source]

The city is split into three districts: Garden, Fish, and Sun, with walls and gates between each. Farm fields lie at the edge of the city.

Garden District[edit | edit source]

The richest district, home to Velas's wealthiest citizens.

  • Grand Veranda
  • North Beach
  • Severea Hall
  • Southern Gardens
  • Sunset Plaza

Fish District[edit | edit source]

The busiest commercial district in Velas.

  • The Corner Exchange & Market
  • The New Archives, Velas Branch - now closed
  • Ordennan Embassy - located on a small island off the city's northern coast
  • Spearfish Street
  • West Docks

Sun District[edit | edit source]

Much of the Sun District is sparsely populated and filled with abandoned homes. However, the area immediately around the temple is more populous.

  • The Temple of Hieron - Regional base of the Creed of Samothes
  • Sunshine Lodgings
  • Velas Prison

See also[edit | edit source]

  • List of businesses in Velas
  • List of characters in the Autumn in Hieron Holiday Special