|Monastery of the Seven Forms|
The Monastery of the Seven Forms is an underground city built around a Tian monastery, located in the nation of Taldor. This settlement is nestled in the World's Edge Mountains, and overlooks the lands of the empire all the way to the Inner Sea.
The settlement known as the Monastery of the Seven Forms was originally no more than a Tian monastery of the same name, founded some 2000 years ago. Its distance from Tian Xia was a conscious decision, made in the hopes that students would learn the principles of patience in their journey to the location. When Qadira attacked Taldor in 4079 AR, the city was captured by the invading forces. It was reclaimed by the empire, but the period of occupation resulted in a significant influx of Qadiran blood into the community.
The Monastery of the Seven Forms can be found in the World's Edge Mountains, in southern Taldor. The monastery itself sits on the cliff face, overlooking the lands to the Inner Sea. The city extends into the mountain, and is composed of a series of interconnected tunnels and living areas.
The populace of the Monastery of the Seven Forms is primarily human. Due to occupation by forces from the nation of Qadira during the Grand Campaign, these people often possesses both Taldan and Qadiran blood.
Order of the Stalwart Fist
The Monastery of the Seven Forms is home to a group of monks known as the Order of the Stalwart Fist. They teach a fighting style that combines Tian and Qadiran combat techniques; this style has achieved some level of popularity, and entrance into the monastery involves a lengthy waiting period as a result.