Hiya there! I know I don't have the time to post updates anymore, but I've done more stuff with Dragon's Landing. So here goes!
Here's a map of Perwyn Island and the state as a whole, first! We're in Dragon's Landing, but we've already visited a few other towns here : Wodenbury, PI back when CSL first released, as well as Westport, PI in the north of Perwyn Island. We've also been to Ashford, NT!
But let's focus on the state capital of Dragon's Landing, which also happens to be the southernmost town of Perwyn Island.
Dragon's Landing is a fairly old city, and its streets are twisted and narrow. Downtown Landing sits on its own island, which was mostly made out of landfill over the years.
The insular peculiarities of Downtown Landing (an island surrounded by a bigger island, itself connected to mainland Perwyn), there only are a few bottlenecks for traffic to enter or leave; Station Road acts as a major road and connects to the pan-Perwyn Island motorway, but is constantly clogged up.
At the edge of the city centre, on Landing Island itself, Dragon's Landing train station acts as the southern terminus of the Perwyn Line. It is not connected to the rest of Cathnoquey's rail network. The Landing tram-train and bus terminals are also located here.
The eight-bay terminal handles intercity bus traffic as well as local buses. That is because the Perwyn Island line only stops at a few major towns; most stops were closed years ago, in an age when railways struggled against the automobile.
The railway station is also where the A9 road that links most of Perwyn Island ends and links to different parts of the city. A plan to overhaul the intersection and make it pedestrian-friendly wad drawn up, but then shelved for many years.
Let's head downtown now - to the city's main hub, Haymarket Place. Historically built around Castle Road (which goes from left to right here), the Haymarket used to be where farmers would sell their produce and tolls into the city would be collected, right at the foot of the Arch of Triumph and the Guildhall (now behind the Lighthouse). Nowadays a major crossroad junction, the Haymarket retains its commercial role with the opening of the Haymarket shopping centre some years ago after a decade of neglect and botched redevelopment.
The Landing is full of historic buildings - such as the Perwyn State Capitol, where the state congress sits, right beside the Perwyn Faculty of Law and Finance.
There are also newer buildings defining the skyline, such as Telecom Tower. Laws regarding the preservation of historic sites and heritage are fairly lax in Perwyn.
The Alienware Tower, as well as some of the city's other taller buildings, is one of the city's major attractions. Of note, one can see the Harbourmaster's Office (the red brick building in the foreground), as well as the Ferry Terminal - where one can board ferries to the mainland via New Wigmore or Wodenbury. In the background, one can spot the social housing estate of New Taverley, where no less than 15'000 people live.
View over the Landing, looking eastwards.
Close up of the Haymarket and Jackson Road, including the busy bus interchange and taxi station.
Overview of the ruined Dragon Castle, one of the fortresses of the first wave of Dunmeri settlers from Morrowind. Perwyn Island and Cathnoquey in general have a history that spans much longer than people realise, and at such this castle dates back from the Tamriel invasion of Akavir, when it was built and used as a forward staging ground.
Even longer ago, the Akaviri were the ones to invade Tamriel, and they brought their architecture with them. Though the Akaviri withdraw completely from Cathnoquey eons ago, leaving it unhabited, Perwyn Island was their final port of harbour before their invasion proper. This makes Perwyn a holy ground of the Akaviri faith, based on ancestor worship and harmony with the land, and at such Akaviri shrines, not unlike temples of the Blades found elsewhere on Tamriel, were erected and act as touristic hotspots. This is Perwyn Shrine, one of two major such hotspots.
And here is Cathnoquey's Grand Shrine, the authority for all such shrines in all of Cathnoquey. Interestingly, Dragon's Landing caters especially to the Akaviri faith; that stands in contrast to Westport (which we've already visited in this CJ), which acts as a beacon for the Dunmeri faiths. This is revealing of a north/south clash that, for better or worse, defines Perwyn islanders.
Going further in town, one can spot some of the canals that one criss-crossed the island. Most have been filled up, but this one still remains.
All in all, Dragon's Landing strives to be a modern town, with what little money it can spare.
Looking south towards the ferry terminal. Traffic in Dragon's Landing is fairly poor at most hours of the day, and it does not help that the Tram really only connects outlying areas with Dragon's Landing proper. Let's take a drive further out!
The outside of Dragon's Landing is filled with terraced houses, fairly common and distinctive of the North Territories and of Perwyn Island proper.
They make sense, too - the red bricks are made from locally sourced clay, and the island's small size demands houses adjust accordingly, in contrast with the wildly untamed expanse of Cathnoquey as a whole.
Dragon's Landing also features several residential high rises. These towers are actually fairly expensive to live in - but they're properly maintained, have security, and some even have indoor pools.
The Landing's very own multisport stadium and concert arena even has its own tram stop. It's the biggest stadium in the entire state of Perwyn Island.
The outskirts of the city are also dotted with business parks, such as the one at Gnisis Parkway, right by the airport.
Here is the high street in Wortown, some 6 miles away from Dragon's Landing proper.
Wortown has some lovely beaches, looking over the bay locally known as the Fen.
It also has its own train station, served by tram-trains looping around Landing island.
Let's check out a couple of pictures last, such as this shopping centre on the western edge of the city, right by the roundabout leading to the industrial harbour.
And here is the very peaceful village of Watling, about 8 miles away from Dragon's Landing.
And finally, a general overview of Landing Island itself, looking north! One can see Harbour Island as well as downtown Landing on the bottom of the picture, with the city sprawling to the east (Balmont and Elsfield) and the west (Taverley and its housing towers). In the middle, the Dragon's Roost sits imposingly, as a former volcano that has been inactive for at least 2000 years.
That's it for now! I have more pictures of the road and rail network, as well as detailed closeups of the waterfront, but I'll keep those for a later date. This is probably not the best I've done in a while, but alas I have very little time left for Cities Skylines, I'm just not willing to let this project die. So I hope you enjoyed reading regardless =)