For the Glory of the Black Dragon
Population: 10,000 (86% human, 13% halfling, 1% other)
Ruler: Geremi Chandalve the Earl of Brightstone rules the city from his father’s (Duke Kaiphas III) side, the competent Earl seemingly ready to take over the running of the duchy.
Primary resources: Gems, wheat cattle
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Eldmadren is a tightly packed city with narrow streets, winding alleys and twisting neighborhoods, it is as if one had built the walls of the city first then set out to pack as many dwellings and people as could possibly fit. Despite the high density of buildings, it is a clean city with open and varied displays of wealth and prosperity. Noble carriages complete with armed retinues wind their way through the small streets like brightly colored serpents, passing storefronts were gold gleams in the windows and pennants of silk hang from the awnings.
Of course there is a seedier side to a city that is centered around the nation’s gem trade; Eldmadren is a hot bed of violent crime with a flourishing black market and an untold number of criminal organizations, not least among these, the Kilharman League.
To combat this never ending stream of murder and violence, the local authorities have come down with swiftness and blood upon the criminal element. Death sentences are common, often even passed down in response for non-violent crimes. It is a common sight indeed to find the bodies of criminals on display in the city’s busier squares, plazas and boulevards.
North of the city a neighborhood of shacks and rickety houses have gone up around a slaver’s camp; it is here where the local miners and their families live in squalor; crime runs rampant in “Miner’s Town,” as the locals refer to it. Surrounding the city on all other side are miles upon miles of farm land and gently rolling hills, the local farmers have become accustomed to finding a corpse or two within their fields, many have even stopped reporting such occurances.