The Lastlight Chronicles
Located on the southern coast of the Bay of the Unconquered, near the mouth of the River Thuring, the port city of Tervingen is the nexus point of trade routes that stretch from The Septeme into The Heathlands, Altamar, Mittel and more distant lands.
Tervingen is synonymous with wealth, influence and nous. Merchant families have governed this wealthy city-state for much of the past 800 years, and their power comes not through force of arms or magical power, but through a keen understanding of economic forces and giving people what they need – for a price. Never bargain with a Tervinginian – you will always end up on the losing side, even if you don't realise it. A Tervinginian assigns a monetary value to everything – people, possessions, experiences – and never gives away anything that he cannot buy back later at a cheaper price.