Aslov

AslovPopulation: 24,673 (inside), 3,846 (outside)
Ruler: Baroness Olivia Hausman
Religion: Var, Eostre, Eira, Freo, Tiw
Imports: Grain, livestock, salt, meat, vegetables
Exports: Clothing, pottery

Aslov lies at the edge of the Jagged Peaks and is the first settlement of note south of Hellfrost Pass. It is also a town entering its twilight years.

The city has far exceeded its capacity to house refugees. Hundreds of desperate souls live outside in tents, surviving on charity and what little food they can scavenge from the surrounding countryside. The area has become known as Tent Town. The city gates are closed at night, but the city guard patrols the perimeter around the clock, for in Tent Town, a scrap of black bread or sliver of rancid meat is enough motive to commit murder.

Inside, the city is divided into the High Quarter, which houses the rich and powerful, as well as the merchants’ warehouses, and the Old City, where the majority of folk make their homes. Whereas the High Quarter remains uncrowded (the citizens have refused to allow refugees to live there), the Old City is teeming with people, the majority of which are refugees fleeing their homes in the High Winterlands. The wealthy of Aslov never walk the Old City without armed guards.

Disease is a constant problem, as is the ever-increasing crime level. Murder rates have doubled, with citizens killing each other for a crust of bread, and theft has risen by many times, as citizens rob each other to pawn goods so as to buy food.

Despite being surrounded by good farmland, the shortening summers and influx of people has led to very low food supplies and starvation is a constant problem. Food riots have broken out several times, the last one having to be quashed with lethal force to restore order to the town.

Aslov

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