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Tanlon: The City of Rock Song

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A commission done for me by era7

City: Tanlon
Title: The City of Rock Song, The City of Rock Towers, The Heart of the Canyons
Planet: Nlia
Continent: Western Continent (Western Land)
Region: Sunlo Canyons
Population: 600,000 (About the size of Baltimore, Maryland)
Founded: Between 8,000-5000 B.C

"Klomin is the most powerful city of the Sunlo Canyons, but Tanlon is its heart."

Tanlon is a city state that exists on the planet Nlia which exists in my AU Star Trek  ‘New Start’ verse.  

Nlia by SeekHim
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NLIA
Nlia is located in the Revla System 
It is the home of the Nlians who are members of the United Federation of Planets.

Revla System by SeekHim
 

THE SUNLO CANYONS REGION
Nlia (Western Continent) by SeekHim

The Sunlo Canyons are located in the southwestern region of the Western Continent.
This region is comprised of striking canyons, mesas, and stand alone rock formations and towers.

The Nlians of this region are among the most skilled on the planet in both geology and stonework.
Although the area has high temperatures and low rainfall, the economy is heavily based on agriculture due to irrigation.
The region is rich in minerals and mining takes place but is carefully managed in order to preserve the environment and done exclusively underground.

The city states of this region are regarded as architectural marvels. 
Most buildings are built/carved from the walls of cliffs and canyons.
Many natural caverns have been hallowed out and have dwellings built in them.

Many areas with rock towers have rooms carved within them and/or tall structures built so as to mimic rock towers.
In either case this in an area where one can see Nlian ‘skyscrapers’.

TANLON (The City of Rock Song)
Tanlon is the 2nd largest city state of the Sunlo Canyons.
It is situated by a large oasis near where the Sunlo Canyons meets the Golden Sands

The area in and around Tanlon has hundreds of rock towers, pinnacles and formations, some over 300 meters high. 
Over the millennia dwellings have been carved into them.

Tanlon prides itself on the fact that this is where Nlia's tallest buildings are and yet not a single structure is man-made.
Every single room and dwelling has been carved out of natural structures over thousands of years.

Inside the structures, technology has become ever more advanced over the centuries.
Outside the structures stand virtually unchanged from as they were when tiny nomadic bands first settled there.
To the Nlians this is a testimony to their attempts to live in harmony with their world.

The city is also famous for its elaborate hydraulics, gardens, art and music.
Because of its beauty and musical tradition the city is called the City of Rock Song

Because the entire city was carved inside rock towers, it is also called the City of Rock Towers
It is also called the Heart of the Canyons

FAMOUS INHABITANTS
Path Hinmar

Path Hinmar by SeekHim

OTHER NLIAN CITIES
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Oslamth, the Queen of Cities
Oslamth, the Queen of Cities by SeekHim

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XCVBatag's avatar

Beautiful city with a rich backstory 😁

SeekHim's avatar

Thank you. :)

I always appreciate feedback. I don't get much of it anymore.


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dpcdpc11's avatar

This looks amazing!

Roninunofficial's avatar

Hi there! Really impressed with this photo, and I was wondering if I could use this as a cover image for one of my songs. In the song description, I will include links to both your profile here on DeviantArt and to this particular photo. Again, great picture, and thank you for your patience.

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Its not a photo its a drawing I had commissioned.
You'll need to get in touch with the artist
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GOD bless
John 3:16
DBrentOGara's avatar
Just amazing! :heart: ERA7 is an incredible artist, and your city here is beautifully well illustrated by her :love: I adore the idea of 'modern' high-rises carved into natural stone features, it's a lovely idea and a stunning setting! I'd vacation here for sure. :nod:
SeekHim's avatar
Thanks!

Tanlon prides itself on the fact that this is where Nlian's tallest building are and yet no a single structure is man-made!
Every single room and dwelling has been carved out of natural structures over thousands of years.
Inside the high tech has gotten ever more advanced over the centuries.
But outside the structures stand virtually unchanged from as they were when tiny nomadic bands first settled there.
To the Nlians this is a testimony to their attempts to live in harmony with their world
darth-biomech's avatar
Faved this already, didn't know it was your commission. The city is spectacular!
SeekHim's avatar
Thanks! What stands out the most for you?
You know I live for feedback!
darth-biomech's avatar
I love how the buildings are carved in the rock. Gives it that weird but good clash of natural and high-tech.
SeekHim's avatar
This is where Nlia's tallest buildings are and yet not a single one of them is man-made.
Every single room and dwelling was carved out of natural structures over thousands of years.

Inside the high tech has gotten ever more advanced over the centuries.
But outside the structures stand virtually unchanged from as they were when tiny nomadic bands first settled there

This is a matter of great pride to Nlians. A testimony to their attempts to live in harmony with their world
darth-biomech's avatar
Yeah, that was my assumption)
Tamuril2's avatar
Oooooooo, I loove the pink! And the city kind of just blends it, which is neat. :D
HandofManos's avatar
I like how the city blends into the environment. Like most of the cities of Nlian it has that kind of unique feel that makes it stand in well wherever it is located.
Only one minor nitpick would be that it does looks bigger then the 600.000 people it currently houses. But that could be me.
SeekHim's avatar
Maybe you could help me out and give me a recommendation of how many people you think it has.
I should tell you that Nlians have small cities compared to Earth.
Their capital and largest city is 1.2 million.
HandofManos's avatar
Hmmmm then stick with 600.000 perhaps move it up to 1 million :) it is perhaps just me looking at things ey
SeekHim's avatar
Hey I value your opinion
I've listed the Nlian cities I've had done so far and their populations.
I welcome your opinion/recommendations

Also I mentioned that Nlians have small cities. The population of their whole world is 500 million
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This is a pic of their world at night
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Cities
Oslamth  1.2 million
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Khasha
800,000
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Lomese
700,000
www.deviantart.com/seekhim/art…

Jorskel
600,000
www.deviantart.com/seekhim/art…

Loralee
200,000
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Ileffa
150,000
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Camere
100,000
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Skadi
80,000
www.deviantart.com/seekhim/art…

Talee
80,000
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Benlon
50,000
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HandofManos's avatar
ow had not seen Talee :) have to say all cities have something great and unique to them. And no need to worry I think you have a good amount of people per city. And yeah with 500 million people max on the planet it feels good. Would be interesting to see how a city on a colonized planet looks like though :)
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Of all the cities do you have a favorite?
HandofManos's avatar
if I had to pick on I like: Illefa
SeekHim's avatar
So you like the open grasslands. :)
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Twyahart's avatar
Absolutely stunning!
suburbantimewaster's avatar
That looks beautiful!  It's almost like Nlia's New York!
SeekHim's avatar
I suppose it is! This is where Nlia's tallest buildings are and yet not a single one of them is man-made
Every single room and dwelling was carved out of natural structures over thousands of years.
This is a matter of great pride to Nlians

The city of Klomin has the tallest man made structures and they are patterned on natural structures
so as to blend in with the canyon. 
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