The Republic of Spinesreach

12.8.5 The Republic of Spinesreach

The city of Spinesreach is an ancient fortress that sits in a pass of
the Tarea Mountains between the Dry Plains and the Southern Tundra. Once
home to the Ankyrean Order, Spinesreach was sealed first behind the
Grand Artifice, before having its Citadel sealed again by the magics of
the Ankyri. Little is known about the secrets that have been left behind
by the Order, but with the reopening of the Citadel, Spinesreach has
once again become a full city, known as the Lion of the North.

Like the Ankyrean Order, Spireans bear a well-deserved pride as their
city is home to unequaled intellects as much as warriors. The Syssin,
sworn defenders of Spinesreach, call the city home alongside the
Cabalists, and the Sciomancers. All of which having histories as 
intertwined in the city's history as the Ankyrean Legacy.

The city itself is split into sections. The Outer City is mostly
farmlands, whilst the Inner Gate serves as a gathering place and
landmark for all within the city walls. The inner Citadel, standing in
the middle of the Outer City, houses the shops and governmental offices
of Spinesreach. Five spires rise up from the Citadel, including the
Spire of Artifice.