Alenthas
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(population: 84,000) Capitol city of Alveron, built upon the site of the former city of Arynäe, the capitol of the Ravinian Empire. Alenthas is the largest city of the West, and its cultural center. Alenthas was named and built in the early days of the Sixth Age by King Myonen Alomir, who also rebuilt the realm of Alveron around the same time. Alenthas was designed to be a place of strength and has fifty-foot stone walls, many battlements, and tall gates of wood and iron to keep invaders out. In the center of the city is the historic Castle Myrdon, the former seat of the Ravinian Empire, and now the royal citadel of Alveron. All royal business is conducted at the Great Hall inside Castle Myrdon. The local city government is conducted at the Council Hall, where the Duke of Alenthas governs. The Militia force is based at the Garrison, an old derelict army barracks which serves as their home. The City Militia of Alenthas is well trained, but lightly armed and numbers about 700 men. Their uniforms consist of a gold surcoat with a crest of a large Alenthas leaf in green on a white shield. The city is named for the Alenthas vines that grew upon the high walls of Arynäe, and were thought to have mystical powers and bring good fortune. The city is located on the eastern border of Alveron along the western banks of the River Cyr, and serves as a junction of the East Road, the Kingsway, the Amar Road, and the Border Road. Alenthas is currently governed by the extremely powerful noble; Duke Edrenn Cräe.