The Mana War: Part 2
Biggest city on the continent, but with reason to be so. First of the cities founded, and with control of one of the few safe harbors thanks to a protective cove.
Ruled by a council of the rich and powerful when they transferred their wealth from the North, they've proven time again again that power can be purchased with money. But that seems OK, because the city has bloomed under their rule, spreading quickly, building solid defenses against the fearless wild, and creating a strong and solid industry. Those who wished for more power to pursue Numenera after the discovery of the ancient relics moved further away forming New Morradin fueled by the zealous Morradinites. Others went east to the hills to hide away from the intrigue and formed Hiqua. But no matter how much each group wanted to escape Halmud's rulers, they found they still rely on it for food and supplies, as it's production and growth has been completely unmatched.