Taladas 2nd Ed open world
Kristophan, the capital of the Empire, is by far the largest of any of the cities. Located on the
west coast of New Styrllia, it is always a popular place.
Even when the Senate is out of session, the population of the city is well over 500,000. As the
political center, Kristophan is constantly full of those trying to peddle or buy political influence,
those trying to sell their goods to those trying to buy influence, and thieves who make their
living from both of these.
The hoi polloi of Kristophan dictate fashion and culture throughout the Empire. Their whim is
the command of all the other cities. Those who would be culturally advanced in other areas of
the Empire look to Kristophan for their cue. The parties thrown by these people are the social
events that are not to be missed, and people die to get in . . .sometimes literally.
Politics is really the emphasis of life in Kristophan.
Everyone seems to want to be in politics one way or another, and enough people are involved
in the graft about town that it appears that everyone is involved. Kristophan’s citizens, above
all others, look forward to Publican’s Day with great anticipation. It does not matter so much to
them that their Publican is little more than a bootlicking toady to the Emperor and Senators
and anyone higher in rank. What they really care about is the fact that Publican’s Day is often
their only chance to actively participate in the political process. Their town still bears scars
from Publican’s Days of over 50 years ago.