Exterior establishing, New Bastion, in the Tanitin SW. This is Allyria’s oldest settlement on Tanitin over 100 years old, now, and – as you can see from the map – well-placed to be the major overland transit-point between the Rest and the Easterly. Thinking of it as St. Louis-meets-New York, a cross of the westward expansion and the immigrant arrival point, might not be out of line – a lot of settlers start out from here in their quest for home and hearth in the Easterly, and Odom immigrants arrive regularly.
Architecturally, the city has strong Allyrian overtones, as befits its founding, but there’s a surrounding shoddiness due to the rapid construction and influx of populace. It’s crowded, and an industrial heart has begun to emerge, with all that entails.
The outlying Southern end of town – away from the “Aether Bay” you can see on the map to the north – is a shanty-town, called The Crumble; this part of town is overcrowded, dirty, noisy, and generally rough.
1. CAPTION/locator: New Bastion – Tanitin Southwest.
2. TAILLESS: You’re thinking this is a good idea
Angle on SABRE and WESTFIELD, as they make their way down a shadowed, crowded alley in The Crumble. It’s kind of nasty here – RATS and rat-like PEOPLE. They’re attracting some attention.
SABRE is dressed for the outing; WESTFIELD can’t be bothered to change his clothes.
SABRE is grinning.
3. SABRE: Oh, it’s most certainly not a good idea.
4. SABRE: It is, however, the idea we shall
Reverse previous, past SABRE and WESTFIELD, to see the FACADE of a rickety two-room shack wedged between walls at the end of the alley. The ENTRANCE is covered with a TARP, nothing more.
1. SABRE: And here we are.
Tight past SABRE, entering. We can see a SIGN, faded paint.
The LADY of STARS
CONNECTION TO THE AETHER REVEALED!