Dymea - The Underwater City
Under the lapping waves of the high altitude lake of Walled Waters lies a flourishing city. This city is made up of Merfolk, which swim and dance among the rocks at the bottom of the lake. The city itself is made up of shaped stone, allowing privacy and protection for the merfolk that live there. The walls of the city itself are what gave way to the lake’s name, as the lights of the city allowed onlookers to see the walls from the surface of the clear waters.
City of Lights
The city itself was bright all the time. Using magical techniques, the merfolk of Dymea have created luminescent stone, which shines bright all day and night. This allows the surface dwellers to see into the city, as well as allows the merfolk to see approaching predators. The lights have fascinated many visitors, who inquire on how they can enchant objects in the same fashion as the stone.
The merfolk’s predators were not always underwater. For generations the Dragonborn of a nearby settlement hunted them for food for their starving people. This left the merfolk scared and caused them to abandon their city. As mentioned bellow, they found an ally in the skyborn, and moved westward into their waters. Here, they built a new city, which remained with little light until the dragonborn stop pursuing their kind.
The old city of Dymea remains, the lights slowly fading in the middle of the lake. Adventurers of Dymea often scavenge the city, looking for lost artifacts and pieces of their lost culture. It is said the walls of the old city are haunted by spirits both docile and malign. Adventurers from the surface who have found ways to breath underwater also frequent the ruins of the once great city, hoping to find some small measure of magic that was lost so many years ago.
Ally in the Sky
During their time of need when the Dragonborn were hunting them, the Skyborns came to the Dymians’ aid. The Elves of the house found the behavior of hunting high intelligence beings to be deplorable, and resisted the Dragonborn at every turn. When the Dragonborn could not be persuaded by words, the elves turned to defense, attacking Dragonborn fishing vessels and saving Merfolk. The aerial advantage of the Elves allowed them to be of great use against the Dragonborn.
Soon, the Dymians abandoned their city and created a new one by the Skyborns. Here, they remain, near their allies who helped them those centuries ago, and away from the enemies that hunted them. It is not likely that the Dymians will forgive the Dragonborn, even though the Dragonborn have realized the error of hunting the Merfolk.