The City of Night
The City of Night gets its reputation specifically for the sheer diversity of its population. Aside from humanoid folk, the city is designed to accept and accommodate any person who would seek a life within its borders, so long as they follow its laws. Any humanoid, especially those who are rejected by other peoples — such as thri-kreen and goblins — can live comfortably here, alongside giants and giant-kin, elementals, vampires, weres, and those with a mixed heritage or who are touched by other plans, such as cambions, tieflings, and changelings.
Nyctalis is the capital city of the Taruta Dynasty, and home to the Star-Scaled King, Amenruta.
Though people are free to leave the city whenever they wish, one can only enter in specific ways. At most points in time, the city slightly overlaps the Ethereal Plane, preventing physical entrance. Instead, one would have to find a way to shift planes, or use a designated teleportation circle alongside special material to enter — most specifically, Ghost Resin is noted to be the necessary component to access the city's circles. The only way to enter the city without these methods is on the night of Serien's full moon. On these nights, the city is visible to the Material Plane, allowing those waiting for entry to pass through, with guards stationed around its perimeter to ensure there will be no foul play. Additionally, the city is home to Amenruta, a presence which discourages most from attempting any attack or invasion.