Jewel of the Desert
Welcome to Elyria, the Jewel of the Desert, Beverage Capital of Lokira and Administrative Capital of the Great Elyrian Empire!Elyria was founded on the banks of the Pialla Oasis as a watering hole for travelers across the Elyrian Desert. It has grown to become the capital of the Elyrian Empire, although it is best known for its thriving beverage industry and water exports.
Elyria serves as the capital for the Elyrian Empire. It is the most prosperous of the handful of major cities within the Empire, largely due to its position along the shores of the Pialla Oasis. Elyrian Manor serves as the seat of government due to its role of housing the ruling family and their most essential advisors and support staff, although much of the smaller day to day issues and tasks are carried out in government buildings spread throughout the city.
Perched upon the shores of the Pialla Oasis, Elyria is largest city in the Elyrian Desert due in no small part to their easy access to water. While the oasis originally served as a watering hole for the inhabitants, allowing the town to flourish despite the burning desert, now the waters also sustain a large variety of profitable beverage manufacturers, ranging from fizzy waters to artisanal beers crafted from desert cactii. Despite this variety, waters filtered directly from the oasis remain their most popular product. Elyria also serves as the capital of the Elyrian Empire, housing the full governing body and their families throughout the city, and the subsequent businesses that follow the administrative sear of any government. The city also sustains a thriving marketplace, as any merchants traveling across the desert must stop at the city for water and supplies.
The capital city of Elyria can be found on the northwestern shores of the Pialla Oasis. From the outskirts of the city one can view the calm, clear waters of the oasis to the north and east, with the endless dunes and cactii of the Elyrian Desert to the south and west. On cooler days an astute observer can view the Sliirninor Mountains, source of the pair of life-giving rivers that feed the oasis, to the far east.