Thieves & Kings
The City-State of Nurelia - Realm of the Bask
The City-State of Nurelia is ruled by the High-Lord Daroc Ironhand, and this city-state is as closed and insular as Kephira is open and friendly. High-Lord Ironhand has his capital in Shirkma, a prosperous, quiet community of well-built stone homes and ancient trees. The fortifications of the city are impressive, but seem to hide their strength in their simplicity. Though many merchants consider it a place “…where they want you to do your business and get out…”, those close to the High-Lord claim he is the best leader in Iberia, because he only wants what is best for his people; peace and prosperity. He seems to accomplish both quite well. Nurelia is best known for its goat wool and related textiles; all its agricultural exports are bound for the Kingdom of Azadmere and her merchants.
Nurelia is one of the “Kingdoms of the Riverlands”, whose alliance in trade and defense is officially known as the Lord’s Alliance of the Iberian City-States. Although balkanized and given to fierce competition in trade and commerce, these nations meet regularly and put aside their differences when outside forces try to test their autonomy, and that unity has kept them intact over the years.