Mythen Keep (Ars Magica 5)
Durham is a high hill, surrounded on three sides by the river Wear. It’s vulnerable narrow neck of land is well protected by defenses.
The cathedral is an important pilbrimage center for northern England.
These two elements were key to resisting the Normans, allowing them to truly hold the town for only one day.
Durham Castle, guarding the neck of the peninsula.
Durham diocese, housing the shrine of St. Cuthburt.
The Borough of Durham is controlled by the priory and is self-governing.
The Borough of St Giles is controlled by the priory and is self-governing.
The Bishop’s Borough is controlled by the Bishop, and holds the only market.
The Borough of Evet contains the Barony of Elvet which predates the town, but is thoroughly under monk control as of this date.