Duke Staggreig’s keep and the capitol city of Staggreig province. Arborath has a population of less than 200,000 people. It is both a military and civilian city. The Duke’s keep is a hill fortress at the center of the city surrounded by high stone walls and steep embankments. There is another large wall around the city itself. And smaller, brick walls which divide the city into sectors.
Travelers are kept in an outer commercial sector and individuals are taxed depending on what purpose they have for entering the different commercial sectors of the outer parts of town. Simply staying at an inn carries a nominal tax of two copper but if you want to buy and particularly if you want to sell at the marketplace you have to pay a percentage of the value that the guards assign to your goods.
Soldiers wearing the Blue and Yellow of Duke Staggreig are visible everywhere. Some seem to be acting as guards or carrying out official business and others seem to be lounging around, off duty. There are substantially more Halflings and Dwarfs in the city than out in the towns.