The city state of Malay is considered the farming capital of the Andisol Valley due to its effective usage of the fertile fields and freshwater rivers found outside its perimeter. Its influence stretches further than the average city state, a fact often attributed to its military prowess and especially the Shields of Malay. The city is also a pinnacle of democracy, a matter of great pride for its citizens.
While Malay is largely a Human settlement they are openly welcoming to all who come to trade within their city, in keeping with Andovian traditions. The city as a whole is relatively middle class due to the city's vast network of local alliances and the subsequent economic benefits in sharing trades and services between them. The government collected taxes from the city markets and businesses is funneled back into the city to maintain its infrastructure and military, but also to support the welfare of its citizens through food, housing, education, and childcare programs.
Malay is democratically governed city led by a Mayor and a Town Council. The government presides over all Malayan matters, but also sees to the needs of its allies towns, villages, and farms in exchange for the trade and subsequent wealth they bring to the city.
Malay boasts a stone-and-magic city wall around its urban center to protect its status as an independent city state. The wall is partially circled by a flowing moat to the north, east, and south, engineered by diverting the local rivers to flow around the city on their way to Sloval Lake. The area within the walls is also protected by an anti-portal field, with the city's official Portal Exchange zone located on the western side of the city outskirts. The Shields of Malay encircle the city in an electromagnet Lithaelexy shield when activated, deflecting all magic cast against the city.
Industry & Trade
Farming is the largest industry in Malay due to the countless acres of fertile farmland available in the outskirts of the city. Malay has constructed a large outdoor market at the center of the city in a successful effort to encourage outside traders to attend to the city's population. Due to the prestige afforded to the city as a result of many notable features, in particular its democratic leadership and military prowess, the city state of Malay has earned the loyalty of a larger than typical number of the surrounding towns, villages, and farms, all of which help supply the city's needs and stock the local markets.
Malay has a thriving tourist industry revolving around the city's fascination with its own criminal past. Tours are offered throughout the city, with a particular focus on the mysterious Brotherhood of Coin and their sudden disappearance in 3491 CFE. As one of the largest and most prosperous city states in the Andisol Valley, Malay I'd also a popular destination for those seeking a relaxing and even pampered vacation in a thriving trade city.
Located within the fertile fields of the Andisol Valley, Malay is a gem of industrious farmland and food production. Any useful plants that can be cultivated within the valley's climate will be found growing in the fields or available for trade within the city's market. The soil itself can also be purchased, for the right price.