The Shattered Gates of Slaughtergarde
Small City, Population 7,275
Sumberton is the only urban locale most residents of the Valley of Obelisks have ever seen. It’s regarded as both sophisticated and bewildering. Since it’s a city founded on the river trade, Sumberton is indeed more cosmopolitan than the rural communities that surround it. At the heart of the city is Sumberton Keep, an old fortress built so that a long-dead king could control and tax the traffic on the Marrilach River. A settlement grew up around the keep and with the passing of years, overwhelmed it. Were it not for the height of the promontory on which the fortress rests, visitors might never know the keep is there. Two- and three-story buildings crowd the edges of the city’s narrow, winding streets, and even lifelong Sumbertonians have to think twice to avoid getting turned around or lost.