The Mark of Tyranny
“We shelter in the Oba’s hand, safe from the harshness of the waste. The Strong rule over us, and protect the weak.” – Excerpt from a prayer to Lalali-puy.
The city of Gulg barely seems in Athas at all. Nestled in the Crescent Forest, and sheltered by the Windbreak Mountains, Gulg is less a traditional city and more a series of tree-bound villages, encircled by a giant wall of thorns. This does not mean the city is not harsh however, as the city is dominated by some of the fiercest warriors on Athas, and the bound elemental spirits in the city provide an almost impenetrable layer of defense.
The city is built, or more realistically, grown, around the Oba’s giant tree palace of Sun’s Home.