Pearl Reef is the largest city in the South-Western Provence of Verland. It is a port city at the western most end of the Kings highway. This is the center of trade in the Provence and one of the three largest centers of trade in the country. The Cartographers Guild has its central offices in Pearl Reef.
Duke Staggreig heavily taxes trade in the city. The Duke rarely levies special taxes on the people and only takes 1/3 of their yearly output. (As opposed to other warlords who will take any surplusage from the peasants they control) Instead the Duke allows people and villages to sell their surplus at the market in Pearl Reef which he has found generates more trade which he can tax.