Redstone is a moderately sized village carved into the side of one of the canals in a slope. A quarry at the top of the slope gives the village its name, as it’s the source for an interesting red stone that always seems to contain a pattern of multiple straight lines with regular angles.

Redstone has a population of about 300 people, most of whom work in the quarry. The aldeia is built into the side of the 15 m escarpment at the water’s edge, so the whole village is a sort of ramp from riverbank to the level of the surrounding desert.

Most of the buildings, not surprisingly, are made of bricks quarried from the area. Generally speaking, the nicer, larger homes are near the top of the village, and the roughest, smallest are near the water. The tower of the Aeon Priest clave is at the very top, taller than any other building in the community. Beyond it, into the desert, lies the massive pit of the quarry.

Redstone is best known for the strange bricks quarried from the earth near the village. The stone is strong and resilient. Its real appeal is its appearance. Not only is it bright red, but the material has a lattice of thin black lines running through it. No matter how the stone is cut, these lines always run perfectly perpendicular or parallel to each other, and all angles are right angles. The patterns are intricate and unnatural.



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