Ohhey, I missed yer reply! Though we talked later. But for the curious, I have a notion of the city growing up on the shores of the river. Eventually, someone built a fort up on the nearby hill, and the prestigious people moved up into the hills. Even later, the city turned into a major capital, the centre was refurbished with a big-ass Forbidden City-style palace. But I've reimagined much of the layout since. Here's a rough sketch:
That said... it might be a few more weeks before I can focus on getting this show on the road. Stuff and other stuff keeps popping up. Oh well.
That's a nice forbidden city you've got there. Would be a shame if its streets were bathed in the blood of its citizens, while cannonade breaks the ancient palaces and the feet of foreign conquerors trample down the ruins.
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