So the new D&D campaign has officially started. It is taking place (mostly) in the city of Tornstin. The city is 3.0368 square Miles and has a population of over 90 thousand people.
A Basic History of the City of Tornstin
Lord Tornstin the First was a minor noble of the Leantow Empire. After the death of the last emperor the empire fell into chaos with nobles fighting for power. Being a minor noble with few allies and little hope of surviving the war fled with his family, troops and people to a small fishing village to the far north of the Empire, which was already under his protection. None followed him.
The village just watched as the Empire disintegrated from a large empire to a few small kingdoms who were at war with each other and constantly under attack from Yuan-ti,Goblins and Orcs. While this was going on the small village started to blossom into a real town. It was safer than anywhere else in the former empire being so far away.
The small town had problems of its own. It was constantly under attack from Goblin tribes in the region. To make matters worse two Dwarven clans, Nefletha and Brynblai, went to war and the town of Tornstin was right in between the two warring clans. Tornstin the 4th, managed to setup a summit and mediate a peace between the two clans. Both clans were grateful and as a gift to the people of Tornstin left troops to defend the small town and built Gelmval (Messenger of Peace) Keep. The two clans and Tornstin have been great allies ever since.
As the small town grew Tornstin the 6th knew stronger leadership was needed to keep order and declared himself King Tornstin the First. The line of rulers were all known as great and even handed rulers with a desire for peace and prosperity for its people. They invaded no one and took in villages as protectorates.
As time went on Tornstin grew into a small city. Merchants began growing in power and demanded more and more power from the royalty. 500 years ago, not happy that King Tornstin the 10th would not give them more power and raised taxes on them for city works and improvement of the lives to the common people led an insurrection against the king. King Tornstin was killed, but his family escaped. What happened to them is unknown, but many believe that even today their descendants live in the city.
The merchants created an assembly that required a certain monetary worth to belong. A few years later they added an election process where a number of people could run to join the assembly. The number of elected people must be 1 less than the number of wealthy members.