Pike's Ferry

(population: 25,000) Pike's Ferry is an important trading center and the third-largest city in Elyria. It is located along the Jagged Coast of the Iron Sea.

Pike's Ferry derives its importance as the central crossing point for the passage across the Iron Sea to the Iskari city of Natharos on the opposite shore.

Quite a large city; Pike's Ferry has grown quite wealthy from its very important coastal 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 also a world-famous seaport, serving hundreds of merchant vessels from the cities of: Akros, Elsareth, Freeport, Kingsport, Natharos, Sathay, Sasserine, Shard, Tymor, and Wyn Falas.

Pike's Ferry is currently governed by Duchess Lorelei Pike.

Local History

Legend has it, an early Vaas tribe known as the Vesten may have colonized Westvale Island long before either the Cynarans or the Iskari arrived there.

One of the most famous Vesten historical figures was Karston Pike; who founded the city of Pike's Ferry long ago, and his family has ruled the city for thousands of years.

It is said that he made a fortune by ferrying early Vesten explorers across the sea to the Westvale. Today, there is a large statue of Karston Pike in the Central Plaza of the city he founded.