With the 82nd Map of the Week we continue in the borderlands town of Óšinn's House in the Kingdom of Slovania. This week we take a look at the žing Hall of Óšinn's Fortress, above the Outer Town south of the main settlement. The Ęsir always have determined their course for each coming year in an annual meeting of chieftains known as the žing (thing pronounced like the English word thing). In Óšinn's time, the chieftains had been replaced by nobility, but the žing lost none of its importance due to that change. The žing continues to be just as important for the members of the Northern Circle. The two great annual žingi (things) take place each year in the tundra and in the žing Hall of Óšinn's Fortress. The circle has no nobility or chieftains. Instead, the high druids of the fortress and in the outposts within the ruins of the Ęsir Empire participate in the žingi in Óšinn's House. In old Mišgarš and in the Ęsir Empire the žing was an annual event except in rare cases of dire emergency. Participation also was strictly limited to chieftains and later to nobility. The Northern Circle also usually has only an annual žing, but it will call a special thing more readily when there are important circumstances that merit it. The circle also will not hesitate to admit and talk with outsiders if they have or need valuable information. žing Hall is a relatively small, single story building without cellar. It measures 25 x 35 feet/7.5 x 10.5 m. It serves only as a žing location and as a room for other conferences of the circle. The hall contains no valuables and is not guarded.
2. Speaker's Chair. Only one designated person or the žing leader is allowed to speak at any given time during a žing. Interruptions are not tolerated except by the žing leader. The person who has the floor sits in this chair.
3. žing Leader's Chair. Óšinn was the Austamęra žing leader in his time. Today this chair is recerved for the high white druid Arnfinnur.
4. Participants' Tables.
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Next week: Óšinn's Fortress - The Dwarven Highway