The Betrayal of the Stars
Eldron’s land has been scarred by almost constant war and conflict. Over the course of time, groups of people and city-states have formed alliances and geo-political lines have shifted massively. Currently an alliance of city-states stretching over most of the northern land has sprung up, calling itself The United Marches. It’s capital city, Klehermont, lies near the middle of the continent up in the north near the Frozen Wastes. Standing on the shores of the Crystal Expanse and straddling the River Kleher, Klehermont is the natural port through which the greater bulk of the goods passing up and down the landmass flows. Almost anything can be bought and sold on the streets of Klehermont if you know where to look. The roads of Klehermont are paved with well-chosen cobblestones, most worn smooth from the passage of countless feet. The streets are lined with well-made three-story buildings, scores of which are decorated with ornate facades. While some of the streets are narrow, especially those in the older portions of the city, most are spacious, the better to accommodate the passage of laden carts. Built at great expense and with great secrecy, the Sun Dome is a spired golden dome that rests atop the central building of the College of Mages. It dominates Klehermont’s skyline and is visible for miles when the sun shines. The Games tournament grounds lie on the west side of the river, a sprawling sea of arenas, buildings and tents.