Free Cities Coalition

The Free Cities’ Coalition is a loose diplomatic, trade, and military alliance formed up of free city-states and settlements on the frontier that do not belong to a Nation or Province.

 

While all the Settlements co-operate with each other in setting fair taxes for trade between themselves as well as the consolidation of armed forces and security resources in times of extreme emergencies, they are all fierce rivals trying to outshine each other.

 

The last time the Free Cities’ Coalition went to war as one body was during a large hobgoblin invasion over a century ago.

 

Some settlements have higher levels of cooperation between them in order to coordinate better protection of their borders from brigands and monsters, while others act to undermine each other for their own profit.

 

The Free Cities all have a representative on what is called The Council of the Free Cities Coalition and in theory, all members have equal say at the table.

 

In practice, however, the larger cities and settlements have greater influence and power, particularly Fairhaven, the City of Dreams as it is called, and the jewel of the Free Coast.

 

While some settlements on the Free Coast and in the Frontier are not “officially” part of the Free Cities’ Coalition, they still share some support from influential politicians and rulers from various members of the council and submit to the general trade agreement and spirit of co-operation in times of need.

 

This is out of necessity as Western Thytika is a mostly dangerous and untamed land infested with many threats like orcs, hobgoblins, goblins, giants, and even rogue dragons.

Major Settlements

Cities (over 10,000 population)

 

Fairhaven: – 150,000 population

Sea Gate: – 50,000 population

Goldstead: – 20,000 population

Freeport: – 10,000 population

Rivermouth*: – 10,000 population

 

Major Towns (over 1,500 population)

 

Major Towns are trade hubs and urban population centers within the Free Cities Coalition.

 

Holt: – 6 ,000 population

Kaldr*: – 4,000 population

Amberton: – 3,000 population

Greenest*: – 2,500 population

Ashton: – 2,000 population

Grimfield: – 2,000 populationr trade

Wildoak:- 2000 population

Seaton: – 1,800 population

Bayside: – 1,500 population

Fulton*: – 1,500 population

 

Market settlements (500-1,500 population)

 

A market Settlement is defined by a settlement that has obtained a charter or license from the Free Cities Coalition to host a market.

 

Market settlements are usually large villages or small towns. Market settlements are prohibited from being within 10 miles of another market settlement. The Free Cities Coalition enforces this trade agreement through fines and taxes imposed on goods coming to and from these unlicensed markets.

 

In reality, small markets do exist outside of these market settlements but major guilds, merchant houses, and ship captains don’t risk their trade licenses and agreements by doing business in these small unlicensed markets, limiting their activity to basic trade goods that only benefit the local population.

 

Sanctuary*: –  1,100 population

Woodhill*: – 1,050 population

Guld

Tihi

Lyton

Orton

Glistal

Beacon’s Cove

Slow Creek

Westall

Espart

Longrise

Broadmeadows

Milton

Bogbrook

Hallow Hill

Ormoor

Fallow

Crossfields

Southbeach

Shandian’s Watch

Doveport

Pilgrim’s Roost 

Moonglade

Avalin

Skia

 

*Unofficial members

Nation

Population

Govt

Ruler

1,000,000

Coalition

Coalition Council

Capital City

Races

87%

7%

2%

2%

1%

1%

Exports

Various

Imports

Various

Religion

Major Religions

Lesser Religions