Arigio diverted from the passing people as he walked to the other side of the street, and leaned on the stone balustrade; there, he had a good view of the city. [...] he looked to the pointy bluish rooftops before the outer walls, and remembered the days when, at every moment, at least one of those rooftops was on fire.Galcara is a large town of the Kingdom of Collioris, being the main city of Duchy Astorno. It once had an important role in the economy of the Kingdom, specially in the production of wine and olive oil; however, war and geographical barriers brought its decadence and transformed it in an almost irrelevant settlement for Collioris.—A Masterpiece of Evil
AgricultureThe mountains do not allow large plantations in the region of Galcara, but there are some valuable goods which production is favored by the climate. Wheat, olives and grapes are the most important crops of the region, although the large-scale farms make possible to vary the production.
IndustryCorn is used specially for flour, which is very used by the Collioriani in general, specially for baking and making pasta. Olive is important for the extraction of olive oil, a very relevant exportation product. And maybe the most important product—possibly the reason why the city is not yet abandoned—the Galcarian wine is one of the best in Colliori, thus being one of the best in the Central Empires.
TradeFor its isolated position, Galcara doesn't have many trade routes. The wheat and the flour usually go to Vassena, that is not the nearest city—there are others just at the other side of the mountains—but the easiest to reach. A part of the oil and the wine also go to Vassena, but it mostly goes to the reign of Giriali, in the north, generating a decent but not exorbitant profit.
Guilds and Factions
The action of the Cerulean InquisitionAfter the events of the Kas Tradilian war, the Cerulean Inquisition rose as a movement against any kind of Magic. It's presence was very strong in the whole kingdom of Collioris, and Galcara was no exception. The Inquisition killed, tortured and deported mages, their families and every person that they could identify as having magic blood; the process took weeks and the city was thrown into chaos in those days, from which it never fully recovered. Strong consequences followed these days, specially in economy: many mages' families were successful merchants and ran businesses in the areas of olive oil extraction and wine production. The family Zamboni, for example, was the second biggest producer of wine in the whole North Collioris, but gave everything to the Inquisition in exchange for their safety. The exceeding companies, lands, infrastructure and other goods were shared with the Inquisition supporters, that in many cases didn't have the knowledge or the experience to run their new businesses. That lead to a decline in economy, rise in unemployment rates and poverty.
A Masterpiece of EvilArigio is a homeless boy that lives in the streets of Galcara. With the city occupied by the Cerulean Inquisition, an order which hates and persecute any kind of magic, he does his best to hide a secret: he is a mage. But, one day, an inquisitor finds him, not even suspecting of the terrible consequences that would come from that.
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