Being an introduction to the various Spires of Urizen, for the discerning tourist or lazy spy from Axos.
A spire both new and ancient. Phoenix Reach is on the last peak in the Morrow range before the land slopes sharply down to the River Couros. The Spire looks down on Highborn and Navarri lands to the West and North. Physically, the spire has been a ruin for at least a century. Only in the past five years has it been renovated and rejoined Urizen political life. The spire is built on the large scale indicative of pre-human builders, and has a large stylised phoenix carved in the central chamber. Other than that, little is known about the Spire’s history, as the relevant historical records were lost in the Nicovarian purge.
Today, Phoenix reach is a cosmopolitan, accepting spire. With few traditions, many wanderers and travellers have found a home there. A significant minority of the population were not born in Urizen. Although not formally a Citadel, the Spire boasts many sentinels and guards important routes into Morrow. The reclamation of the spire has attracted a large group of artisans, whose craftsmanship can be seen in the new construction, and a small cadre of Architects overseeing the funding of the operation. Magically, the spire isn’t focussed on one Lore - the Spire’s ritual capability is broad rather than deep. Two publishing houses work from the Spire: Sibella’s Books and the Torch newspaper.
Symbol: Orange and Yellow Phoenix on Blue
Specialities: Sentinels, Artisans, Architects, Publishing