Exploring New Lands

Exploring New Lands: Reus

The kingdom in the clouds is the domain of the giants. There are few ways to reach this place; a beanstalk from Fabulum or an icy staircase sent by Reus’ gate keeper. Once one reaches above the cloud line, they are are greeted by said keeper; a male giant with a beard made of icicles. His clothes are made of wool that clings to his rather large shaking belly. In one hand he holds a ten-foot large pipe that clouds seem to be seeping from and fill the air. His skin has a blue tint to it as his dark blue eyes look at any foreigners.

The land itself is vast and spreads above the lands of Fabulum, Pruina, and part of Conflictus. As one looks over the land once entering through the gate, they can see stone castles that stand in the far distance while in front of them lay a town of great limestone houses and marketplaces with pillars of white marble. To those who have visited Graecia, they would comment that they are similar in architecture. After traveling through the town, they are greeted by rolling hills of green and giants in loincloths looking after their sheep. Finally, they would reach a gigantic castle made of marble. Two rows of columns lead to a draw bridge where from two towers guards keep watch. Inside one finds a fountain whirled into a beautiful icy spiral. Four stone slab benches surround this while the rest of the courtyard is mixed with shrubbery, giants, and a pool. A giant wooden hall stood to the right of the fountain where laughter pours out from its windows and a lavish garden stands to the left. Directly behind the fountain and beyond the pool that seems more like a lake; stands the noble house. This is made of granite blocks that are as tall as a dwarf. A single tower protrudes from the back of the building with a triangular roof. The rest of the structure stands with pillars of marble aligning its dome like model.

Futher into the country side, one would find mountains which have been carved into seats. When there is a meeting, the council members will assemble and take their places at this spot known as Radsmode. On the left is a giantess who wore a long robe of cotton that has many patches and holes strewn upon it. Her long hair drapes over her bosom all the way down to her hips and is entwine with flowers. Similarly, the crook she holds in her hand is decorated the same. Bleating next to her is a sheep of black wool that nuzzles lovingly into the giantess. Authoritatively sitting on the right of the sheep loving giantess on a frost covered mountain is Hallfa, the chief of Reus. The giantess herself is not awful to look at either. She has dirty blonde hair that she keeps in a braid, thick enough to be the mast of a ship. This hangs down to her bosom that can hold milk worth of least ten cows. Her body has flattering curves that are highlighted by her loose fitting jeans and a long-sleeved cotton shirt. Next to her is a rough looking brute, wearing full Graecian armor except for a helmet that would traditionally be strapped to his head. The bronze breast plate glints at the rising sun along with the matching greaves fixed upon his calves. Embedded into the ground is his spear while wrapped around his waist is a sword. His bald head is littered with scars; the most notable one down his left eye that has been removed. The seat he occupies is a volcano with lava that flows around him. The final seat would seem unoccupied until a snore comes from the rubble. If someone wakes the giant up they see the rocks come to life as his crystal-like eyes with pupils of onyx and irises of ruby open. The giant has a sharp nose with a cleft chin as a robe of grass hugs around him. The land of Reus is a fascinating land, but watch out for giants are not used to seeing humans and might just step on you by accident.

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