Carrion Crown AP
Sailing from Lake Encarthan, past the Reaping Rocks, a thousand fog lamps reluctantly emerge from the swirling haze, and the weirdly echoing din of countless faceless souls heralds one’s arrival in Caliphas, mist-shrouded capital of Ustalav. Local knowledge warns to “trust no friend in the fog of Caliphas,” advice once spread by sailors plying the rocky coasts of Avalon Bay but now most often cited amid the alleys and salons of Ustalav’s capital city.
The capital was moved from Ardis to Caliphas approximately 35 years ago (4674 AR) by the nation’s then-ruler, Prince Valislav Ordranti, who died soon after of a persistent but unnamed illness. Having no heirs, Valislav’s brother, Prince Aduard III, ascended to the throne the following year.