Other Names: City of the Silver Hand
Political/Religious Affiliations: The Dominion of Cauldron (capitial city); Church of Jalivier (patron deity); Church of Baervan (minor); Church of Bast (major); Church of Boccob (major); Church of Brenna (minor); Church of Calphas (minor); Church of Clangeddin (major); Church of Hades (major); Church of Hansa (cult); Church of Kord (major); Church of Mussin (cult, in hiding); Church of Sanh (minor); Church of Yondalla (major); Cult of Bharrai; Cult of Kharash; Cult of Sealtiel.
Power Center: Conventional (lord mayor).
Alignment: Lawful Good
Demographics: Mixed (80% human, 8% halfling (hairfoot), 7% dwarf (hill), 3% elf (urbanite), 2% other races).
City Type: Founded.
Fortified?: Yes; the city is built inside the inner bowl of an unnamed, dormant volcano. The city is surrounded by wall of black malachite. This wall has been damaged, and isn't as strong as it use to be.
GP Limit: 15,000 gp
Assets: 5,625,000 gp
Main Import: Armor and barding.
Main Export: Textiles.
Authority Figures: Argo Flameheart, The Trúa, The Bloodsun, High Lightservant of the Church of Jalivier in Cauldron and leader of the Order of the Silver Hand (male human [axiomatic]); Hezekiah Grofus, The Archmagus, Lord Mayor of Cauldron and member of the Order of the Silver Hand (male human); Shötte, Captain of the Guard and member of the Order of the Silver Hand (male frost giant).
Important Characters: Amaryllis Greenbottle, member of the Order of the Silver Hand and leader of the Halfling Syndicate in Cauldron (female halfling [lightfoot]); Deven Myrzal, city guardsman (male human); Fulgar Crystalmantle, city bailiff and merchant noble (male dwarf [high]); Jacob Taskerhill, city magistrate, merchant noble, and Jester of the open faction of the Last Laugh in Cauldron (male human); Jasper Drundlesput, leader of the gnomish enclave of Jzadirune (male gnome [rockwood]); Jefferie “Redshirt” Knobel, minister of the Sun Sanctuary and member of the Disciples of the Bloodsun (male aasimar); "Lady Death," Jester of the hidden faction of the Last Laugh in Cauldron (female human); "Seggr" Karr'Toomba, warden of Cauldron and member of the Order of the Silver Hand (male human); Zachary Aslaxin II, high priest of of the Temple of Lordly Might (male human).
Other Characters: Abernath Vaine, rogue & wizard and member of the Order of the Silver Hand (male human); Beren and Seren, personal guards of Argo Flameheart and members of the Disciples of the Bloodsun (male and female humans); Jendy Aslaxin, Mistress of the Temple of the Cat (female human); Jeneer Everdawn, local gemcutter (male halfling [hairfoot]); Keygan Ghelve, owner of Ghelve's Locks (male kitt); Ophellha Knowlern, merchant noble (female elf); Sinclair, member of the Disciples of the Bloodsun (male half-elf).
Organizations: Disciples of the Bloodsun, Halfling Syndicate, Last Laugh Thieves' Guild (two factions, restricted), Order of the Silver Hand, Striders of the Dawn, The Chisel (guild), The Heartless (in hiding), and Warders of Law.
Merchant / Noble Houses: Aslaxin, Crystalmantle (dwarven), Drekan (elven), Garthûn (dwarven), Greenbottle (halfling), Grofus, Haljan, House of the Trúa, Knowlern (elven), Lathenmire, Linbak (halfling), Nebern (restricted), Silar (halfling), and Taskerhill.
Adventurers Welcome?: Yes, as long as their good-aligned
Notes: This is the city of the Shackled City Adventure Path from the pages of DUNGEON Magazine (modified for my Lands of Harqual campaign, of course).