Thieves & Kings
The City-State of Pagostra - City of Horses
The City-State of Pagostra is centered on the Soloran Plains, and led by the petty-monarch High-Lord Imrazor Brightwater III. A model Iberian ruler, he has kept the power of the merchants in check by maintaining a strong military which is supported by the leading merchant costers (and therefore drains much of their free assets). It maintains many ties with the Pagaelin tribes of the northeastern plains, and has a reputation for dealing in an open, peaceful, and tolerant manner. It remains the bulwark against recurring barbarian raids from the Hordelands. Brionne, the capital, is famed for its horse breeders, and the center of the horse trade in Argoth.
Pagostra 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.