Past the Edge of Darkness
Hive Sibellus is the oldest city on Scintilla, almost certainly predating Angevin’s invasions. It’s immense, eight thousand kilometer-wide bulk dominates the coastal plains and lowlands of the northern temperate landmass. Where it’s enormous, multi-layered skirts touch the coast itself – in a five hundred kilometer belt – they spill out over the black granite cliffs like shelves of glacial ridges. Sibellus has twice the population of it’s twin hive Tarsus. Like almost all Imperial hives, Hive Sibellus is composed of of an extraordinary conglomeration of architectural forms. Countless generations have added there own establishments and every available surface is crammed with gargoyles, frescos, columns and mosaics. The hive spire is a jumble of glittering wonders, while the middle hive – and even the underhive – is composed of long fallen statues and temples to wealth and power. The middle hivers live in rickety tenements built inside the shells of great mansions and basilicas, and trudge to work everyday through the avenues formed by fallen statues. The underhivers live in buried hovels built into the eyes of great stone heads or clustered around the broken columns of fallen temples.