A city primarily concerned with the defense of Strad against the undead and abominations of the Frozen North. A military centered place it is ruled over by the Low General Uther with the unanimous backing of the Grim Knights an elite force that serves as scouts and the vanguard against the evil that faces them. The city is supplied through taxes and conscripted infantry. The city is rife with corruption at the street level as luxuries are sparse and smuggling is a major market.
While Low General Uther attempts to keep the city in order reflecting his own beliefs he has faced several challenges. His primary force in the city, the Grim Knights, are few in number, and while feared are sometimes all to easy to bypass. Since the city is under a constant state of martial rule, the actual governing is handled by a strict hierarchy determined by rank. With each of Uther's Luitenants serving as Governor of a district. While this has the benefit of making sure that laws are consistent across a given group of soldiers it creates uncertainty in what happens when ones soldiers are found guilty by a different chain of command.