Brightridge Settlement in Arenia | World Anvil


Brightridge is known as the largest city and capital of the nation of Foria. It’s also a major trading hub for the region and known across Arenia as a city where you can find anything. It boasts a very low crime rate for a city its size, encouraging traders and merchants to flock to the area and do fair business with confidence. Part of the law enforcement here is the famous Griffon Cavalry who regularly fly over the city.   Things have been peaceful and stable in Brightridge for the last few decades. In recent years, many citizens from other nations to the west have been immigrating to Brightridge to escape the conflicts in the region. This has led to Brightridge suffering from overpopulation and the forming of “permanent shanty towns” (the Pig Meadow and Ratsong) outside the city gates.   Brightridge has seen its share of problems over the centuries from minor to devastating. These problems are often solved by the heroic acts of adventurers and for this reason many adventurers are looked upon favourably in the city.


Brightridge is the largest city in Foria boasting a population of about 13,000 people. While about half of the population is Human it is also a popular destination when elves choose to emigrate from The Velden Isles leading to a significant Elf and Half-elf population. Many other races can be found in Brightridge and call the city home. The complete breakdown of Brightridge’s population is as follows:  
  • Humans 54%
  • Elves 20%
  • Half-elves 10%
  • Dwarves 6%
  • Halflings 4%
  • Gnomes 3%
  • Half-orcs 2%
  • Others 1%


Each of the official residential wards (Silverwine, North, Copper, Silk, Raven, Ivy, and Shade) elect 2 councillors to represent them. These councillors then select a Lord or Lady Bright to rule the city. Most other cities have their own independent leadership who will meet together when national concerns arise but it is common for the Lord or Lady Bright to lead the nation in these matters as well. This makes the Lord or Lady Bright an unofficial ruler of Foria itself.   The current Lady Bright is Lana ‘Silverhair’ Barrentide, a former adventurer and previous leader of a well known adventuring party called “The Eight.''   The criminal laws of the city are codified in the Legal Code of Brightridge

Guilds and Factions

Brightride relies on many people and guilds to keep the city operational. Those guilds are:  
  • Bakers' Guild
  • Carpenters' Guild
  • Council of Farmers
  • Council of Grocers
  • Council of Musicians and Instrument-Makers
  • Diligent League of Sail-makers and Cordwainers
  • Distillers' & Brewers' Guild
  • Dungsweepers' Guild
  • Equine Management Guild
  • Excellent Order of Weavers and Dyers
  • Fellowship of Bowers and Fletchers
  • Fellowship of Carters and Coachmen
  • Fellowship of Innkeepers
  • Fellowship of Packers
  • Fishmongers' Fellowship
  • Guild of Apothecaries and Physicians
  • Guild of Butchers
  • Guild of Chandlers and Lamplighters
  • Guild of Fine Carvers
  • Guild of Glassblowers
  • Guild of Stonecutters and Masons
  • Guild of Watermen
  • Jesters' Guild
  • Jewelers' Guild
  • Launderers' Guild
  • League of Basket-makers and Wickerworkers
  • League of Tanners
  • Map-makers' Guild
  • Master Mariners' Guild
  • Order of Cobblers
  • Order of Magists and Protectors
  • Order of Master Shipwrights
  • Order of Master Tailors
  • Order of Skilled Smiths and Metalforgers
  • Order of Street Laborers
  • Plumbers' Guild
  • Scribes' and Clerks' Guild
  • Splendid Order of Armorers and Locksmiths
  • Stablemasters' and Farriers' Guild
  • Stationers' Guild
  • Wagon-makers' and Coach Builders' Guild
  • Wheelwrights' Guild
  • Natural Resources

    Various farms outside the city that grow common vegetables. Some farmers sell their crops directly while others deal with intermediaries in The Pig Meadow.


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