Rastios
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(population: 48,000) Capitol and largest city of Serathyr. This large seaport is second in size and wealth of sea-trade only to the Orellian seaport of Ordana. Rastios was once the greatest seaport of Ralas and the busiest in the world, but it is now in decline because of competition from Natharos, the island of Greymeet, and the busy Rennsfari ports to the south. But all manner of human goods from the Westvale, elvish goods from the Melinar Forest, and even exotic Eloysian goods make their way through the vast markets of Rastios. The city is located at the southern peninsula of Serathyr at the end of the Olde Peninsula Road.

Rastios is also a world-famous seaport, serving hundreds of merchant vessels from the cities of: Alarë, Elsareth, Freeport, Kingsport, Natharos, Pikes Ferry, Sathay, Sasserine, the Seven Cities of Brass, Shard, Tymor, and Wyn Falas.

The seaport of Rastios is currently governed by Duke Vharan Sternhelm.

Battle of Rastios


Important naval battle in 1244/4, between the fleets of Ralas and the Corsairs led by the Pirate-King, which ended the War of the Corsairs. The Ralani were victorious in destroying the pirate fleet, but King Malenvar Rennarë III, was lost at sea along with his Melanthir sword, and his dynasty came to a tragic end. One of the keys to the Ralani victory was Athrenar’s Tower. The soldiers in that tower sent specially trained birds north to the capitol, which gave Malenvar a precise early warning of the size and location of the incoming pirate fleet. During the battle, nearly two-hundred raider vessels as well as seventy Ralani warships were sunk, but the raiders of Tar Vielca never recovered from this loss.