Shadow Over Volfsten
Bradvyr’s Gate is a melting pot of cultures. Humans, elves, dwarves, halflings, half-orcs, and tiefling call this port city home. Being a major hub for trade, Bradvyr’s Gate attracts people from all over the world. But beware; gangs of thieves, con artists, and thugs roam the streets, preying upon traveling merchants.
Bradvyr’s Gate is a free city-state, in that there is no single figure that rules over it. Instead, there is a council that decides what laws to implement (however few). The Council is made up of patriarchs and matriarchs of the wealthiest merchant families. Each figurehead proposes laws that favor their own businesses exclusively, making lawmaking nearly impossible. Meanwhile, lawlessness is common among the streets. Corruption runs through the lazy police force, and bribes and threats are not uncommon.