Prophecies of the Dragon
Tanchico is spread over the steep hills embracing Tanchico Bay at the mouth of the River Andahar, Three separate peninsulas jut into the harbour: the Verana to the east, the Maseta in the centre, and the Calpene nearest the sea. These peninsulas are guarded by a dozen fortresses that surround the harbour, and each peninsula has a “circle” or assembly arena among its buildings. The smallest of these, the Great Circle on the Calpene Peninsula, can hold thousands of people to watch horse races or displays of Illuminations. The largest arena is the King’s Circle, located on the Maseta Peninsula. The Panarch’s Circle is slightly smaller than the King’s Circle and is located on the Verana Peninsula, as is the Panarch’s Palace.