Of Kings and Dragons
Trollheim is Hagreach’s largest city. Perched on the southern bank of the Rimeflow where its tributary, the Iceflow, winds north, this is a heavily fortified settlement. The town has grown beyond its walls several times during its history, and the haphazard growth (and intentionally confusing layout meant to baffle attackers) has given rise to a hodgepodge of districts, some walled individually, others inside the city walls, and still others outside. Each district has its own distinct character, and they often don’t flow into each other as seamlessly as in other cities.
Most of Trollheim’s trade flows up and down the Iceflow, the fastest and easiest connection with Kalsgard. The city’s merchants even engage in hesitant trade with Irrisen, although such ventures are highly regulated and scrutinized for sabotage and other treacheries. Trollheim has many stockyards, tanneries, and textile mills, and the scrubland near the city is heavily grazed by sheep. Unlike the citizens of most large cities, Trollheim’s residents are heavily involved in its defense. Every able-bodied citizen is expected to be trained with a sword, spear, or bow, and public squares and alleyways are often given over to weapon practice. Few object to the imposition—nobody wants to live this close to Irrisen and be unarmed.