minalia wrote:Nope, Hanen has no idea where we are. We never sent a messenger with a map written with a X near the lake. We have never seen a single halme in 8 years near our city. Most halmes are terrified of the predators that live in the forest. And who will be stupid enough to reveal the info? IF someone in our clan tells the halme where our city is. He better run since half the clan will want his head on a pike and kill all the halmes who said moron came into contact to ensure our city location remains a secret and a myth.
I have to agree... it's really really stupid to keep our city a "myth"
If we could build a city that melded into the forest somehow? Or was underground just under the forest? or otherwise, you know, HIDDEN! not built on the coast of a lake like any other city is? Yeah. Sure, we could pull it off.
IT CANNOT BE DONE! You can OBSFUCATE your location for a SMALL PERIOD
But if we are to expand
If we are to get allies
If we are to get resources to improve our defenses for any attacks that may or may not come our way when the exodus from the underworld begins because the nidritchral fucked up the underworld with demon magics
We are going to need trade routes
Trade routes mean that our city's location WILL BE REVEALED.
Anyone who could -really- threaten us will already know our location. They're in the underworld. I'm sure the Nals will make our colony common knowledge down there as a lucrative surface trade point once we become such. And if we want to continue trading with the Nal's, we'd BETTER become a lucrative surface trade point... that is why they are funding us.
Also, if you want to prove me wrong. Name a single settlement in all of recorded history that managed to remain "hidden" from the rest of the world for any extended amount of time and rose to some kind of prominence at the same time -.- it doesn't work like that. We either hide, and remain weak and poor because that's the price you pay to ensure no one knows about you, or we open our doors to trade, bolster our military, and make it so that anyone who WANTS to bite a hunk out of us will think TWICE about doing so.