Pike's Ferry
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(population: 25,000) Important trading center and western border outpost of Elyria, and crossing point for the passage across the Iron Sea to the Cyrendari city of Natharos on the opposite shore. Quite a large city; it has grown quite wealthy from its very important riverside location, and the tolls and lodgings offered by its citizens. The ferry, for which the city is named, has transported many thousands of travelers across the Iron Sea to continue their journeys either east or west along the Kingsway; the former main roadway of the Ravinian Empire. The city of Pike’s Ferry is guarded by well-garrisoned castle on the west coast north of the ferry landing, called Pike’s Tower. The Elyrian navy also maintains several river galleys here to protect shipping on the Iron Sea against piracy. Pike's Ferry is governed by Baroness Lorelei Mondragon.