The Shield of Heaven
Thrax is a cool, windy city of roughly 10,000 controlled by Prince Reginald and his Imperial Guard. The mayor is widely considered a mere puppet who follows the prince’s every command to the letter, the current being a plump man by the name of Shelton Warburton who uses his power to levy hefty taxes on the populace and rarely grants them leave of the city. A group of rebel fighters consisting of various races known as the Double-Blooded Crusade actively struggles to overthrow the mayor and seize control of the city.
Thrax is divided into Upper Thrax and Lower Thrax. Upper Thrax is comprised of the wealthier districts, including Prince Reginald’s Keep, and rests in the northwestern part of the city. Lower Thrax is the southeastern half and is prone to disease and attacks from giants and werewolves in the mountains.
In order to gain entry to Upper Thrax, one must obtain a Thrax Scroll of Membership. These are only given by the Imperial Guard for either feats of bravery in the service of Thrax or a small fee of 300 gold (per person).