The Most Heroic Word
The White-walled City
Adele was the last of the western city-states to accept amalgamation with the Merrow Empire and, as a result of the Treaty of Antufera which formalised the amalgamation, maintains considerably greater freedom than the other amalgamated states.
Adele, always a city with a rich cultural background, was permitted to maintain its own local leadership as well as jurisdiction over its traditional hinterland. This autonomy has effectively created a second state within the Empire, protected by the Legions (and taxed by the Treasury) but regulated by its own laws.
The craftsmen and artisans of Adele are justifiably world-famous, and merchants from Raven and Tomsim maintain lavish compounds in and around the city to house the artificers currently under their patronage.