The Outer Wall

Tall, dull gray, seamless, the Outer Wall seems forbidding and shadowed even when the sun is directly overhead. Unlike the Old Wall, the Outer Wall is made of the same stone that Louchébem stands on: tradition holds that they were raised by some dark wizardry which conjured the rock itself to stretch upward overnight, as a ring of mushrooms appears after rain. This story is made more disquieting by the fact that excavations at the base show that the wall fuses smoothly into the bedrock. All of the outer gates of the city show unmistakable signs of having been cut through the walls at a date far more recent than their raising.

The tales vary on whether the walls were raised as an attack against or in defence of the city.


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