The Splinters of the Old Realm
The Stalwart Vista
The Eternal City was sacked time and again during the fall of the Old Realm, but it remained the seat of the power for the clerics of the Great Pantheon, the religious leadership of the Realm. When Respence rose to power, after his father, Doner the Hammer, cast off the control of the Shadow Courts over the Northern lands, he stabilized the territory surrounding the great city and created a standing army to protect its borders. The territory is now a strip that stands as a line of defense against the ascent of the southern lands of the Shadow Court. Most who live in the birthplace of the Realm are Half-Elves, but there are many Elves and Humans. There are mighty channelers of divine energy in these lands, and many have basic training in embracing the power of the gods.