Cathalon is one of the richest cities in the known world. Nestled in the middle of the neutral Borderlands, Cathalon is home to the largest marketplace in the world. Goods of all kinds are bought and sold in the markets, ranging from foodstuffs to weapons to raw materials. Magic items from the common to the rare are bought and sold for outrageous prices. Races of all shapes and sizes come to Cathalon looking for work. A common phrase heard is “all roads lead to Cathalon.”
The city is ruled by the Trade Lords. No single Lord owns the city, as the Lords all convene to council to deal with administrative issues for the city, and to settle disputes among themselves. The Cathalon City Guard is funded jointly by all the Trade Lords, making the City Guard the most well-funded and equipped military within the Borderlands.