The Curtian Draws
Frieburg is the small kingdom in Eisen. It consists of a circle of land within a radius of 30 miles surrounding the town of Freiburg. This is all the land visible from the enormous Syrneth town known as the Wachtturn (located in the center of town), and all that Nicklaus Trague, the kingdom’s ruler, lays claim to. Originally a fortress known as the Stein, the town of Freiburg was rebuilt as a trade city. Construction began in 1639 and was finished in 1664. Since the town has grown quickly, reaching a population of nearly a million. It is the largest city in Theah, due primarily to its policy of zero taxation and the enormous of Eisen refugees flocking to it.
Nicklaus Trague generally avoids day-to-day operations as much as possible, preferring to work on his tract, Facts of Theus. His chief advisor, Wilma Probst, runs the city in his stead, but Trague has instructed her to attend only to absolute necessities. This has resulted in an anarchistic and unstable town that plays host to pirate and criminal of all sorts. Most people who live there wouldn’t have it any other way.