Fall City is currently the last stronghold of the woodland realm. If you stand near the Southern Chain in Manzan and look Southeast while the Sun sets, you can see a glint of light that is Fall City.
Fall City, formerly the palaces of the Eternal Nine, The Fall City is beautiful, cramped, and under constant siege.
When the Goblin Gate first opened, the woodlands were the first place to be attacked. The Jaguar Prince Stone Roar led the first attempt to breach it, leading an elite strike force that held back the inevitable tide with an impossible feat- for 27 days, a party of 92 elite catfolk rogues and warriors augmented by 12 of the strongest elvish mages completely stopped the flow of new goblins before exhaustion and bad luck took out a huge chunk of their force and the remaining 3 fighters were forced to flee into the woods. No attempts since that point have been able to even reach the Goblin Gate.
This heroic sacrifice allowed the Eternal Nine time to open up their palace and use their magic to make it from the castle of Azurefall into the Fall City of today, saving most of the remaining Woodland Kingdom from the suffering that had befallen 60% of it’s inhabitants prior to Stone Roar’s Stand. This city inspired Manzan immensely.
Fall City is located in the cliff outcroppings in the Azurei river right where Mount Brother and the Pure Valley meet. Due to the high mountains, Fall City is similar to Manzan, with a few choke points that require unwavering manning, but there are a few advantages.
-Fall City has a very consistent source of fish, edible algae and fresh water in the Azurei river, making food less of an issue and variety the primary complaint.
-Because the reverence the elves give trees, there are many small trees, such manzanita, dotting the city. Often they are so thick the houses beneath the manzanita forests are invisible.
-Because of the reverence gnomes give art, everything is decorated with some type of carving or painting.
-Because of the reverence catfolk give the sun, many roof areas and openings are public spaces.
Indeed, to hear the Avu tell it, Fall City is paradise to the poor of Manzan.