Numenera-Den nionde världen
Rödsten ( redstone)
Redstone has a population of about 300 people,
most of whom work in the quarry. The aldeia is built
into the side of the 50-foot (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 (which
in fact isn’t actually stone at all, but an artificial
substance) 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, but have no
Although the clave for all intents and purposes
“rules” the village, the wealthy elder of Redstone
is Corl Vehm, an older, extremely overweight man
with a bald head and a wide smile. He manages the
town’s mundane affairs, and generally enjoys the
respect he is afforded for it.