Also known as the Bastard Tier, the Bastard City is built upon a natural harbor at the crossroads between realms, the city was a nexus of commerce. To the Tiers, it was the center of all wealth. To a northerner, it was little more than a backwater trading post. Its symbolic status as a gateway to the continent made it a natural first target in Kyros' military conquest.
Historically, the Bastard City was the cultural meeting grounds between the Tiers and the Northern Empire and the wealthy city-state of wears its name with smug pride. Generations of collusion have left the merchant families of the Bastard City in charge of this northern-most Tier. The landed Bastardborne employ large armies to secure themselves against the warring of the Younger Realms to the South, but it is the Overlord’s Northern Empire across the mountains that the rulers fear most.