Capital of Antiva
Antiva City sits on the edge of the shimmering blue Rialto Bay. Rich green farmland and orchards surround it, in a ten-mile belt inland, stretching farther along the shores of a small river that runs to the ruins of Seleny to the west. The Antivan capital is a major port city and center of trade. As a result of the importance of commerce in Antiva, the most influential class in Antivan society are the merchant princes, arguably more powerful than the weak monarchy that rules the country.
A notorious and world-renowned guild of assassins, spies, and thieves called the Antivan Crows is headquartered in the capital as well. The city also houses the Crows's Archive and its secret prison, Velabanchel. The guild is feared and admired in the city by nobles and commoners alike, and enjoy enormous privilege in Antiva. Indeed, it is the threat of the Crows which keeps Antiva City-and Antiva as a whole-safe from outside attack, in addition to the country's political neutrality.
Given its permissive culture, Antiva City is home to several brothels. A brothel may foster orphaned children sired by its prostitutes, and these children may then be purchased at auction by the likes of the Antivan Crows.
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