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Phodrilon

Phodrilon

Phodrilon, that great river and seaport city, is known throughout the world. No city has more enemies, or more friends. The poor crowd the slums, while the beauty of the temples is a wonder. No city has more healers, yet illness is endemic and plagues like Gorm Fever seem likely to continue periodically ravaging the city as they have in the past. People of every background swarm its streets, but most who live in the city were born there. To sum up the city in a few paragraphs would require a miracle of the gods, but I will try.

In days long past the Great River Conclave often attacked Phodrilon with sword and spell. Eventually a truce was reached whereby the city became the last city-state to join that nation. Even today, however, Phodrilon is subject to harassment by the most of the other city-states of the Conclave, who hope they may snatch some of the money passing through the city if it should fall.

The city is governed by a democratically elected Grand Council. Any currently free person resident in the city for more than 21 years can be legally elected to office. However, the nature of the elections themselves, involving the distribution of largess to all citizens, means that only candidates from the 20 or so wealthiest families in the city have any chance of filling the 12 seats.

    -- Sir Galyan Foamhand

Phodrilon is unique among the Great River Conclave in that its Mage-Lord does not directly rule the city. Of course, it is a rarity that the Mage-Lord, or some one of their agents (often family), fails to have some representation on the council. The representative of the current Mage-Lord is his Grand-Niece, Giahlynn Of Phodrilon. She is also my second cousin, once-removed.

 -Baron Nortelrye

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This is an entry in The Encyclopedia Yulari.