Uneasy Lies the Head
With over 20.000 inhabitants, Al-Thasdun is by far largest and most prosperous city in the archipelago. It is political, cultural and spiritual centre of Emirate of Al-Thasdun
Its economy is centered on trade but significant crafts and manufacture are also present.
Two principal natural landmarks of the city are Siginak Bay and the Kalkan Tepe. Former is a sheltered harbour capable of hosting all but largest Neu Ungren ships. Later is a steep hill overlooking the harbour and providing the partial protection to the bulk of the city from the southern storms.
Unusually for a southron city, only fresh water flow through the city is that of Keman Dere, a small stream that springs near the top of Kalkan Tepe and flows into the harbour.
Its relative exposure to storms shapes the geography of Al-Thasdun. With the richest districts being most protected. Residential districts hug the hillsides with commercial nearer to the harbour at the northern side of town.