Luuthaven

Luuthaven is a damp city of bridges, canals,
confusing streets, and merchants willing to find and
sell anything—anything at all—for a price. It is a city
at the center of many things. It sits at the apex of
the Starhaven Reach and is equidistant from Asmrel
and Ghandalar; it plays the two cities against
each other to make certain that neither gains an
advantage. While the two focus their rivalries on
each other, the merchants of Luuthaven are free to
focus their attention elsewhere.
The merchant leagues that unofficially rule
the city—four strong, old organizations and two
fledging—maintain investments in ports all over
Castlemourn (yes, in Asmrel and Ghandalar, too)
and are well established and active all along the
Thaalride and Shalantiir’s Way. These ready trade
resources mean that Luuthaven’s merchant leagues
could easily follow through on their threats to route
trade around Asmrel and Ghandalar should they
enter into open conflict, impoverishing both cities—
an ambitious plan which would also greatly benefit
the Lyonar port of Amruneth, something that the
Lyonar Throne has already promised to support
should the “necessity” arise.
The Master of Luuthaven, a largely-powerless
spokesman for the city elected every summer,
spends most of his time playing Asmrel and
Ghandalar against each other by promising the
aid of the leagues to one city or the other (which
keeps the boldness of both in check). The rest of his
time is spent in delicate maneuverings to keep the
leagues similarly balanced.

Luuthaven

Castlemourn JimWayne