Gaiscioch Second Darkness
Large City, nonstandard government (Overlord and crime lords) Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
13,300 population (77% Human, 7% Dwarf, 5% Half-Elf, 4% Half-Orc, 3% Tiefling, 2% Halfling, 1% Gnome, 1% Other)
Riddleport is located in Northwestern Varisia. This city is a solution for those who find law of any sort oppressive, and serves as a safe harbor for mercenaries, thieves, bandits, and pirates of all cuts. Tales of bandits ruling the streets, of muggings and murder taking place in full light of day, and of riots and anarchy are popular among the nobles of Korvosa, yet there is little truth to these tales, for the Overlords of Riddleport are undeniably harsh in punishing those who would attempt to disrupt civic function. While Riddleport is not a place for the timid, it draws a surprising number of scholars and intellectuals, for the city of Riddleport is host to one of the most intriguing and well-preserved Thassilonian monuments—the cryptic Cyphergate, a ring of stone that arches gracefully over the entrance to the city’s harbor. The Cyphergate has long intrigued wizards, sages, and their like, enough so that these stereotypically meek folk have become a strong and tempering force in Riddleport’s society.