Fall of the Warlock Kings
The largest city on the continent of Afyon, seat of the Dragon Emperor in his decaying splendor. Seat also of one of the Fae Vicars, who never formally declared as one of the Warlock Kings but still, for much of the last seventy years, ruled over the dwindling remnants of the Dragon Empire. The city has accumulated wealth and treasure from its empire for more than a millenium, and it shows on almost every street. Statues, fountains, temples, museums, theaters, Kydon Kail has more of them, or in some case almost the only examples, than any city in the world. Public baths, free of charge, are in evidence in many neighborhoods; there are rival theatrical companies who compete also in the monthly games; history and culture are embraced as nowhere else. This is possible because Kydon Kail is twice as large as Carnelian, the largest other city on the continent, and was, until recently, even larger, as Carnelian was until recently rather smaller. While an exact count of population has not happened since the heyday of the Dragon Empire, Kydon Kail is believed even now in its decay to have as many as half a million citizens. The support network for this, is, however, something of a mystery. Where there were once massive farms all about the city, now forests rise, sponsored by the Vicar, and while game, mushrooms, fruits and the like come from the forests in far greater amounts than might be expected, and fish are abundant beyond belief in the waters offshore, there is still not enough food produced to support such a vast populace. Even with the occasional donations from former provinces, it is now necessary for the Great King to send caravans of food over the mountains to support the city, though how the populace was fed before this contingency is uncertain. Magic is thought to be responsible, but no one knows what or how this comes about. The Vicar, who destroyed most of the farms, denies all responsibility, and cannot explain the matter, and in any case is devoted mostly to attempting to bring the Faewild to Kydon Kail, since her Vicarage is the only Fae-based one which does not rest on a Fae Veil. It is thought that she had some limited success in forming a small Veil in the new forest to the north of Kydon Kail, but she has not been seen in some months, and her palace in the city is empty, so no one knows what her fate is. The city, vast and populous, comprised of dragonborn with some humans and numbers of all the other races, occupied by forces of the Great King still, does not miss her, and continues on as it always has, boisterous and bustling, devoted to its Emperors, loud and brash and bold.