A Pleasant Sort of World
The Shattered Slums
Once the capital of the Nerath Empire, this ruined city is a bloated and dying memory of its former glory. It is a city of many levels, a cobbled contraption of beautiful ancient towers and pantheons combined with ramshackle houses and bridges. It is a well known center of crime and poverty, where most inhabitants live in squalor, supporting a rich caste of wealthy nobles and merchants.
The Shattered Slums is broken into three principle districts, each led by a different ruler. Many other smaller districts and sections of the city exist and are looked after by individual nobles or merchant princes, but the rulers of the three largest districts hold the largest political and military sway over the city by far. Some of the nobles in the city can trace their lineage directly back to noble families of Nerath.
Merrow conquered the city recently with her army and the help of many powerful allies, including the ancient dragon Malifas. She has allowed the principle lords and rulers to keep their positions but they all swear fealty to her now.