The sprawling pastoral city straddles the Vanellian River. The old part of the city lies on the south side of the river and is surrounded by 25-foot thick stone walls. The new city, which has sprung up since the Wars of Empire, sprawls on both sides of the river and has no defensive walls.

Vanellian is a major agricultural centre in the north, with thousands of farmers bringing their produce to the massive monthly markets that are held on the Vanellian Fair Grounds. Merchants also visit Vanellian, purchasing the fresh produce for trade elsewhere in the empire.

Count Karl Stonebeard, a black sheep of the Stonebeard clan who once worked as a merchant, rules Vanellian and maintains a close relationship with the merchant families that keep his city thriving.

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