Aerinska is an island city with a powerful navy but a rather rogue-ish reputation. It is a major trade center, and has much wealth that it flaunts a little too much. Ahros once possessed it, and Valrorim currently lays claim, but the Lord of Aerinska doesn’t pay tribute anywhere … Most sea trade that moves between the Strait of Ahros and the Strait of Havis pays some kind of “passage tax” to Aerinska, which most rulers consider banditry, but it is very civilized and, generally, merchants find it a small price to pay for safe passage between the straits.
Hartle is a small town on the edge of the Great Sea. It’s mainstay seems to be fishing, but in fact is is a total pirate den, and all the fisherfolk are simply a disguise.