Emerald Spire: A Super Dungeon Experience
The largest city in all of the River Kingdoms, Daggermark has mantained enough stability to control an abundant supply of food, a rariry in the unstable region of Avistan. Daggermark is so stable that it even has a thriving industry and is ealthy enough to mint its own coin.
The city has two guilds for which it is famous, the Daggermark Assassins' Guild and the Daggermark Poisoners' Guild. These two organizations often work hand in hand, as the assassins favor the use of poisons, believing that only amateurs leave behind an obvious cause of death.
Few bandit lords would be stupid enough to attack Daggermark for fear of being found poisoned, strangled, or befalling some other seemingly accidental death. Even if someone were foolish enough to risk the wrath of its assisns, Daggermakr is still far from undefended. It has the largest army in all of the River Kingdoms and the city itself boasts both an inner and outer wall.
The most powerful and prestigious members of Daggermark society live within the inner wall (called 'Dagger Keep' by the locals). This includes the city's ruler, Martro Livondar.
Rule of the city is more complicated that it may initially appear. While Marto in theory controls the city, he would not be able to do so without the dwarven warrior Jallor Clovesh who controls the army. In addition, if Livondar were ever to lose the favor of Lady Smilos, the head of the assassins' guild, or Tragshi, head of the poisoner's guild, it is unlikely he would survive more than a week.
Traveling from Thornkeep to Daggermark would involve an overland journey of more than 100 miles. On foot it takes approximately a week, via a caravan it is only marginally quicker. Riding hard it would be possible to make the journey in three or perhaps even two days.