Newport is a bustling trading city that acts as a gateway between the frontier, the Middle Kingdoms, and the Southern Desert Kingdoms.
However, despite its size and strategic significance, the city is riddled with corruption, with street gangs, dishonest merchants, and a powerful thieves’ guild all vying for control.
Although laws do exist, those with money and power are rarely held accountable for their misdeeds as long as their actions do not interfere with trade, which is the lifeblood of the city.
In fact, the most influential factions have agreed to a treaty that prohibits open violence on the streets between them.
Instead, assassinations, extortion, and other covert means of manipulation are considered fair game.