Once could enter Juventius from four directions. The west gate was Tertius’ chosen, with their carriage following the banks of the river Aponius. Colourful ships filled the waters that flowed softly towards the center of the city, but the eye was naturally drawn to the mansions that lined the edges of the river. Facades soaring up several stories, covered in carved decoration, pillars or statues in little shrines, and boasting balconies with wrought iron overhanging the water, on which brightly adorned ladies sipped iced drinks.
In the distance the walls of the inner city rose, and behind the even greater walls that defended against all manner of enemy. Iowhe imagined he could even spy the towers of the Collegium over the roofs of the villas.
The KingdomA rich trade nation built upon Lake Sebolium on the continent of Pascent, Juventius is perhaps the world's wealthiest nation. Through its territory flows the world's great trade ships, plying spices, exotic fabrics, rare gems and the less rare but equally as necessary goods. From the Erewa Isles to the Sura Empire, west to east, the wealth flows and Juventius taxes it all.
Juventius is originally of the Sura culture, though 700 years of divergence has given the nation its own identity and culture and the Juventian people have adapted to the exotic climate of their home continent of Pascent. Magic plays a integral part in the daily of life of Juventius, and one could argue they are the most magical nation in the world.
The neighbouring kingdoms of Atarashi, Caepio, Naeus and Pagius have often vied for control of Juventius and its treasure. Alliances have shifted, broken, been remade, as Juventius struggles to maintain its independence, and each kingdom in turn struggles to lay claim to the riches.