The Wine-Dark Sea
Riatavin: Metropolis in Tethyr; Population 80,000
An Amnian city that seceded to join Tethyr in 1370 DR, Riatavin has been the major spur of trade between the Dragon Coast, Ormpetarr of the Vilhon Wilds, and the Sea of Fallen Stars. Riatavin is unusual in Tethyr in that a group of merchants, the so-called Chosen Council, runs it rather than the nobility. Faith in Waukeen is primary in the city, and a number of powerful arcanists also have had influence here since the days of secession. Shadow Thieves have controlled the illicit side of the city for centuries. Riatavin and its lands have suffered greatly under the threat of bandits from Erlkazar, just across the river. The city’s population has dwindled over the years, leaving parts abandoned or full of desperate souls. A number of vampires have infiltrated the city, working on extending the reach of Erlkazar’s Night Barony. The Shadow Thieves actually stand as a defense against this incursion, and Riatavin’s Chosen Council would richly reward anyone who brings the vampires to light.