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Talos- The city of Talos is a back water city state nominally controlled by the Quentrian Empire. Originally a kingdom controlling a large area of the micro-continent it inhabits, it was conquered over 200 years ago by the Quentrians. It's harbor was used a staging point for further Quentrian expansion. With the troubles plaguing Quent from their other conquests, Talos has been left to wither. An ineffectual Governor theoretically rules, but as the posting is seen a punishment and the current governor is barely capable of finding his next wineskin, a group of the native Talosian nobility manages most day to day functions. Most resources were siphoned off to support the Empire's conquests, and Talosian fortunes were in decline prior to being absorbed. Most industry is centered around the capital, with only some farms and the estates of the nobles surrounding. Away from the temperate coastal region, the land is rocky and rugged, not fit for farming. Isolated hill tribes and humanoid encampments are the only inhabitants, though stories tell of other creatures that haunt the hinterlands. Some venture inland to collect rare spices and herbs found only in the wild, and dotting the landscape are ruins hint at a time prior to Talosians. Five years ago, a prospector found unusual metal deposits; Mithral,. The deposit was unusually pure and has draw many outside interests to Talos. In addition to the mithral and other mineral wealth, strange artifacts have been found in some of the ruins, drawing a different kind of attention. These new arrivals and industries have revitalized Talos, wakening the backwater city, casting off the erosion of time restoring the city to some of it's former glory. It is here, at this point of history that you find yourself in Talos. Perhaps you are newly arrived, looking to make a name and a fortune for yourself; perhaps to hide yourself from dangerous enemies in this far away place. Or you may be a native of Talos, looking to improve your station, or steer the destiny of your motherland. All that matters is that opportunity favors the bold, the quick-witted, the adventurous. Major areas of the city: