The island of Manabas lies on the northern edge of the Lucarcian continent. The north shore is rugged and wracked by storms but the southern and eastern shore lines are softer and are lapped by the Inner Sea and Lucarcian Straits. Manabas is a temperate region with warm summers, especially in the south, and cold winters. The Stoneheart Mountains dominate the island and have a huge impact on travel, trade and politics as the island is effectively split up by the massive mountain range.


The city of Stoneheart lies deep in the mountains after which it is named. In fact it would be more accurate to say it lies mostly under the mountains as most of the city is subterranean, keeping it out of the bitter winds and blizzards which often wrack the mountains in the winter. The Ice King, Agamendes Snow, rules Manabas from Stoneheart, but there are plenty of places where his reach does not extend. The most famous of these is the trade city of Dun Laren in the south east of the island. This is effectively an independent and wealthy city state, famous for its trading houses, huge dockyards and University. In the north east lies the city of Dun Realon. Remote and isolated Dun Realon is a trade destination and boasts a rare library. To the south west the forests of Manabas are home to a small nation of fey and the city of Dun Alder is their capital. Finally Dun Harrow in the far north west of the island is home to a malignant warlord of considerable power. His small army of orcs, goblins and other unsavoury types are a constant threat to the Ice King and his subjects.   The Guild of Master Merchants and Sea Farers has its base in the port town of Southport, nestled in a large natural harbor in the southern regions of the island. The Guild are a powerful political entity in the Empire. Even though this is the Trade Lords' seat of power in Manabas, most trade in the area goes to the independent city of Dun Laren, along the coast to the east, rather than into this town. This is possibly due to the better duties charged by Dun Laren's governor compared to the offices of the Ice King in Southport.


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