(population: 48,000) Rastios is the capital of the Kingdom of Serathyr. It is located on the Pirate Coast of the Sea of Ralas.

In terms of importance and wealth, this immense seaport is second only to the Orellian city of Ordana.

Rastios was once the greatest city of Ralas and the busiest seaport in the world, but it is now in decline because of competition from Natharos, and the busy Rennsfari ports to the south.

Despite the competition, all manner of human goods from Westvale Island, elvish goods from the Melinar Forest, and even exotic Eloysian goods from Avokhar still make their way daily, through the vast, teeming Rastios markets.

Although most traffic to Rastios arrives via the harbor, the city is also accessible via the Olde Peninsula Road, which connects it to Saltmarsh.

Overlooking the entire city from atop a massive slab of salt-encrusted rock, is the impregnable fortress of Iron Crown Keep; which is presently home to King Doran Hansafar II.

As one of the most important seaports on Oris, as many as 700 merchant vessels can be found in the city's sprawling harbor, from such ports as: Alarë, Elsareth, Freeport, Kingsport, Natharos, Pikes Ferry, Sathay, Sasserine, all Seven Cities of Brass, Shard, Tymor, and Wyn Falas.

This grand city is currently governed by Duke Vharan Sternhelm.

Local History

In the early Third Age, the this region was populated by tribes of the Mazareen; a Ralani ethnic group. The Mazareen established a small settlement here, which soon grew in both size and importance, and eventually became the capital of the lost Kingdom of Ralas.

After the collapse of the kingdom of Ralas, following the War of the Celadon, Rastios became the capital of the newly established kingdom of Serathyr.