A Geography Of Haarth: Aeris (Updated)
Now the series returns to gazette the places that featured in Daughter Of Blood (The Wall Of Night Book Three.) The new series will include updates of previous entries, such as today’s feature on Aeris, as well as new listings.
“Aeris: a city kingdom in the lands beyond the River, in the Southern Realms of Haarth.”
‘ “The Lost are another reason behind my journey here,” she told Kalan. “At the end of last summer, the Band received a report of strange doings in Aeris. Lightning and thunder out of a clear sky one day; on the next a stone barn caught fire and couldn’t be put out. I investigated and the Lost weren’t there—but they had been.” She watched his eyes widen.
“The Little Pass from Aeris to Emer,” he said. “They must be using that. It’s hardly more than a goat track, but passable in summer. And once in the wilds of Northern Emer they could go anywhere if they had the right guides.” ‘
~ from The Gathering of the Lost: The Wall of Night Book Two; Chapter 27 — Rumor and Doubt
The daytime heat was still holding in the Aeris basin as evening fell, but later, Malian knew, the night would grow cold enough for frost. A light breeze carried dust and the scent of pine into the trading town with its ancient, ochre walls and sprawl of caravan inns and trading halls, stables and livestock yards. Malian could hear the brisk chime of harness bells from where she sat, high on the wall; a moment later she saw the mule train, making for the city gates in the last of the light. In a town like Aeris, being inside the walls could still mean pickpockets and knives down back alleys, but it also meant hot food, baths, and soft beds for those with money enough to pay.
~ from Daughter Of Blood: The Wall of Night Book Three; Chapter 14 — Crow