The Burying Ground

The land in and around Riddleport is either low-lying and saturated by the high water table or consists of rocky peaks and ridges— neither of which make ideal conditions for the interment of the deceased. As a result, this low hill conveniently located just outside of town has been the predominant burial ground for generations of those unwilling or unable to afford the expense necessary to have a rockcut tomb in the surrounding ridges, or a private vault in the city mortuary. Graves are spaced closely together to maximize the limited hill space and burials typically involve interring bodies two and three deep. Stone tombs—anywhere from crude cairns to ornate vaults— surround the hill on the lower ground where the earth is too soggy to make burials practical.

The Burying Ground

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