The market place in Hijarat ai Shara
Hijarat ai Shara was a bustling town on the trade route between Aswan and Luxor as merchants, travelers and traders moved from the upper Nile to the lower Nile. It was convenient also as a trade route for travelers from Arabia crossing the Red Sea.
Overview of Hijarat ai Shara
The town declined from the 13th through the 17th Century and became a shell of a once luxurious way station for travelers. The town has seen a massive revival and new capital is flowing into the region due to the continuing involvement of the British in the Sudan (in fact the railroad spur to Hijarat ai Shara is almost complete) and the Archeological excavations that take place nearby. Many local inhabitants and adventurers from all over the world now converge on this growing town of interest.
New construction near ancient artifacts attest to how long the area has been occupied. In the background is the District Police Headquarters.
A view of the Central Market.
An Egyptian police officer helps to direct the crowds and onlookers in the market.
Merchants call out their wares to their favorite customers.
Another artifact, near the mosque, is guarded by another policeman as an English scientist makes a sketch.
The entrance to the District Police Headquarters is just off the market.
Irish reporter Kevin O'Connell, who works for the"Daily Yell" jots down notes that he will undoubtedly exaggerate with mummies and ancient curses.
- New wealth and unwary travelers are often prey for the bandits that infest the "Stones of the Desert" surrounding the town.
- Deputy Inspector Abasi Gamal is determined to stamp out the banditry and the illegal antiquities market in Hijarat ai Shara.
- Hijarat ai Shara is also close to the new excavation at Dara making it the ideal location for supplies, adventurers, criminals and unexplained encounters . . .
Enjoying the developments and seeing several ideas to emulate. Excellent.ReplyDelete
Thanks Douglas. It really has been a fun project as I put together the campaign.Delete
Wonderful pictures Neil.ReplyDelete
Thanks! I really have been working on the photography as a “side” hobby of miniature gaming.Delete
I love egyptian settings...ReplyDelete
And of course, I love your games...
I used to do battles in the Sudan but this is the first time I’ve done a Victorian Sci Fi/Pulp campaign in Egypt. I think it is going to be a blast.Delete
Awesome atmosphere Neil, a real pleasure to follow your gorgeous adventures...lovely minis, terrain, buidings...and artefact...👍😍😍😍ReplyDelete
Plus fezzes are cool.Delete
Wow, that looks and sounds like big fun! Excellent toys.ReplyDelete
Thanks. It’s been fun putting them together.Delete
Quite an intro, great to see all your figures and scenery for the local 'fit in.'ReplyDelete
There are more figures and scenery coming!Delete