Of Swords & Crowns
In Lucerta, the lord mayor dwells in a vast estate, separated from the other districts by walls and gates. This estate is a single massive castle, and contains the living quarters of Soghello Riv, offices and meeting chambers, and a ceremonial gathering place for public addresses. The lord’s keep is also the location of the city’s highest court. Citizens with no official business are usually turned away unless they are invited or come as petitioners. The estate grounds are meticulously kept and feature large gardens, luxurious fountains, hedge mazes, and the like. People are clad in the latest fashions, and carriages are as common as pedestrians.