|Elardo's layout in 89 First Era
|Deno B1E-875 - B1E-1
Kingdom Of Osmax 1 First Era - N/A
Growth Of Elardo
|79,549 sq mi (206,030 km2)
|64,190 sq mi (166,300 km2)
|5,359 sq mi (13,880 km2)
Highest point in elevation
|890 ft (271.3 m)
1 First Era - 8,000
25 First Era - 10,000
49 First Era - 21,000
Elardo is a very large city in the northern Umon region, directly located in the middle of the the Soft Lands Of Umon. Elardo is regarded as a "boring" city with small hills and few streams. No special features can be attributed to Elardo except its famous Redstaff Tower. Elardo was first built in B1E-785 from the Deno Tribe. In B1E-7, the Deno surrendered to the Osmax (tribe) quickly being assimilated into the growing power that later would become the Kingdom Of Osmax. The city is located on a small hill that overlooks a relatively small valley and became an warrior village center for the Osmax. Elardo's name is derived from an ancient prophet of the Osmanian Religion.
Elardo's is mostly concentrated in a large valley dotted entirely of small hills and streams. The low rain in the spring and summer make crops hard to grow in the region. Most of the villages around the city depend upon game, such as deer, moose, and even pronghorn. The geology of the region is mostly soft limestone, giving the plentiful resource to the Osmax for construction. Some of these Limestone mines include Wallaxe Mine, Petty Mine, and the largest of them; Deer Creek Mine.
The Economy of Elardo depends solely on the industry of furs and limestone. Furs make of a large percentage of the industry, giving hundreds of jobs to the locals. Many furs were stripped from pronghorn and deer, decimating the population by the 4th Century. With such a high environmental impact, the moose population exploded. This big food source would feed the populace until the cities death in 521. Unlike the fur trade, the Limestone mines employed thousands of the citizens of and near Elardo. These mines produced a large percentage of all the Limestone in the Kingdom Of Osmax, some of it being used for big buildings such as the Redstaff Tower, Oxa Omas, and famously Harolds Wall. Elardo's economy continued to slowly grow over the next few centuries but would quickly decline at the end of the 5th Century. As the great limestone mines ran dry, so did the wealth in the once glowering city. By the beginning of the 6th century, around the Year 521, the city had been abandoned.
Elardo's culture was first one of agricultural expansion, but with rain patterns changing, the city became more warrior hunter based. Becoming extremely similar to Opam, the city would go on to host the same festivals and events. People of the region would create small cults worshipping deer gods, and sacrificing pronghorn to Bemous, the head god of the Osmanian Religion. Most of the population would become very religious, worshiping the Osmanian gods with their hearts and souls. Owners of the Limestone mines, notably the Deer Creek Mine and Petty Mine, would dedicate their workers to a religious monument. Named after Orater Redstaff Cal, head of the Osmax Church, the owners built a 185 meter (~607 feet) tower. The Redstaff Tower was built completely out of limestone and wooden beams, and would symbolize that not even the tallest tower in the world could reach the gods. It is currently unknown how long it took to construct, or how many workers it took, but the marvel of construction would inspire the entire Kingdom Of Osmax.