City-State of Dhal Viera

Capitol: Dhal Viera (population: 87,000)
Population: 99,000 (93% Eloysian, 6% Hakeen, 1% other)
Current Leader: Shah Najir Anvali
Coat of Arms: gray mailed fist holding a yellow lightning bolt on purple field.
Exports: armor, metal goods, slaves

One of the legendary Seven Cities of Brass, located south of Al’Than E’Thai and north of Vhal Quaaros along the Bronze Coast, on the eastern coast of the continent of Avokhar, on cliffs overlooking the Raging River. The city was once part of the great Eloysian Empire, but is now an independent city-state. Vhal Quaaros is the sixth-largest of the Seven City-states, and the city competes with its neighbors on the Bronze Coast for market share in trade. The city-state has a small navy of 15 warships and standing army of 2,000 soldiers, but can call up as many as 8,000 in time of war. Dhal Viera derives most of its wealth as an exporter of armor, weapons, and slaves; virtually all of which come from the nearby city of Dhal Ciona. For this reason, Dhal Viera is known as the "City of Middle-Men."

HISTORY


In a ten year period between 359 and 369/4 (AR -64 to AR -54), King Axilar Rennarë of Ralas sailed all the way around the continent of Avokhar, stopping at all of the Seven Cities of Brass along the Bronze Coast, befriending the Eloysians who dwelt there. The seven visits were recorded in his journal, and tell of the wonders of Eloysian culture and magic Axilar encountered on his journey,and the deep friendships he made with the various rulers of the seven city-states. His third visit was with the Ruler of Dhal Viera, the two became great friends and a treaty was signed with mutually beneficial terms for trade between the two nations.

When the Kingdom of Eloysia began growing in power and influence, its kings began to demand tribute from the Seven Cities of Brass. After the death of King Tilvanos, the various rulers of the seven cities refused to pay these tributes, and openly defied Queen Lorica. Once her son Al'Dur assumed the Jade Throne and declared himself Emperor, everything changed. He began a brilliant series of military campaigns to defeat the seven cities; appropriately named the Seven Glorious Conquests. The City-State of Dhal Viera was the target of Al'Dur's fifth campaign. The Eloysian armies invaded its territory in the year AR 27 and the City-State was defeated and captured in the year AR 30, after a long siege and many bloody battles and skirmishes. For nearly two millennia afterward, the city was subject to imperial rule from Sanjakar, and only became fully independent again when the empire collapsed in AR 2079.

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