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|Population: 8,000||Evil City|
The city of Barcellona is a major trading center for the northern provinces governed by the warlord upstart who rules from the city of Barcellona. His fortress overlooks the harbor and is situated where it can be defended with impunity from any siege from land or water.
The wharf district of Barcellona is small compared to many cities. It is composed of a pair of wharf docks that allow ships to dock to unload and load. If a ship is not doing either, it is moved out into the harbor and anchored to free up the space it was occupying.
Barcellona as a trading center is mediocre at best. Its reputation as the capital of the upstart Boris Caesar Napoleon, gives it limited access to the world trade. Items brought into the city are taxed upon entry, merchants doing business cannot be expected to cover the costs, so prices are raised.
Barcellona stands at a cross-roads separating the continent of Eporue from the barbarian wastes of Aissur. Trade in the city is both unique as well as brisk, even with the elevated merchant prices.
Its main exports are metals, mercenaries, and wine.
Its main imports are cloth, grains, weapons and magic.
Barcellona is one of the quad of cities that sport major populations of humans in the north. Being situated north of the mountains of Eporue and south of the mountains of Aissur, the city also sports a hefty dwarven population who aid in the trade of the city.
Barcellona is the capital city of the quad cities, ruled by a renegade heir to the throne, Boris Caesar Napolean. The only reason his hold on the northern part of Eporue is accepted is the lack of any forces organized like his legions that can be fielded to stop him.
The city government is a sub-command of Boris's army. All military individuals assisted by clerics and wizards of dubious capabilities, they rule the city with an almost iron fist. Nothing comes into or goes out of the city without being accounted for and taxed appropriately.
The other cities of the quad are Trier, Vigo and Schweiz.
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