Shadows of Beldorn
Glascow is the capital of Haverstan. It has a population of 27,000 and is divided by the Sambre River. The city itself is divided into 5 wards and the government center sits on Castle island in the center of the river. Riverside, which is the poor quarter sits on both sides of the river and although there are retaining walls that have been built over the years, It still floods during heavy rain years.
Trooptown lies on the east side of the river and contains the kingdoms troops during part of the rotation. Harkers lies to the north of Trooptown and is the home to the upper class of the city. On the Westside is the temple district and the merchant sections of Grenfeld.
There are three bridges that cross the river. The north and south ones are for the public but do not land on the kings island. The Kings island bridge, the eastern span is in troop town and the western side is the Temple district. The approaches are protected by troops
The king of Haverstan is Harold Staffwild, the hereditary ruler 5th generation and is considered by all to be a just and fair king. The land has been at peace since he took rule from his father who passed away.
There are two other bridges across the Sambre river. One to the north of the castle and one to the south. The north and south bridges are used by the public while only the king and the officials use the kings bridge.
The bridges are important and are defended as such. The bridges from north to south have names. Tower bridge is the northernmost bridge. There is a barracks that spans the top of the bridge.
The middle bridges are the kings bridges and only official business is allowed on it. The southern bridges span Tulik Island and come from trooptown to just south of Grenfeld. Tulik island is a rocky island and is devoid of vegetation. Many locals fish here.
Rulership of the city is divided into a council. Each ward has representatives, Riverside and trooptown have one representative, Temple and Grenfeld by 2 while Harkers has 4.
Laws are passed by a simple majority and there tends to be many ties in the voting. The councilmen are elected for a two year period and the terms are staggered. Requirements for councilmen are rather vague and there is a entry fee for running and it is different by district. 20 gp for harkers, 10 for temple and grenfeld and 5gp for the others. Fee must be in by the 20th of Talos and the election is on Cyric the 10
Castle island-the order of the lion is stationed here and the order protects the king. It wears blue and red with the symbol of Haverstan on the tabard. It is considered a great honor to be of the Lion.