The City of Altdorf
An old and prosperous city, Altdorf is the capital of the powerful Kingdom of Lycia. With it's large and thick stone walls the city if well protected by a large professional army and the mighty Paladins that serve the knightly order known simply as the Order of the Eagle.
The city itself a major economic hub being on the coast and it trades with various other cities throughout the continent. The Kingdom of Lycia itself is known for it's exports in minerals, food, and textiles, and it imports people as many flock to Lycia looking for a new life.
The population of Altdorf is a microcosm of the population of Lycia itself. It is diverse in both ethnicity and in terms or literacy with lowborn peasants being illiterate and with the middle class up to the nobility being more and more literate and studied in various arts and skills. Order of the Eagle
The Order of the Eagle, sometimes simply called The Order is an ancient and well respected religious order most prominent in the Kingdom of Lycia. The Order believes that the meteors that fell to the world were gifts from the Gods that must be harnessed by man for the betterment of mankind. The Order works tirelessly to protect the fallen meteors. The Order has a presence in many cities keeping a watchful eye on the stones to make sure they are not used for evil purposes. However many see the Order as a corrupt and power hungry organization out to simply grab more power for themselves.
The Order trains warriors known as Paladins that harness the power of the stone that fell near Altdorf and has since been moved into the great temple. Paladins are highly trained warriors able to use any manner of weapon effectively but their most powerful tool is the Holy Stone itself. Paladins are trained to draw upon it's immense power allowing them to unleash powerful attacks, heal themselves and others to a degree, and many other abilities.
Paladins not only protect the city of Altdorf and the Kingdom of Lycia but are sent out into the world to protect others as well. It is not entirely uncommon to see a small party of Paladins far away from Lycia on a patrol mission out to smite evil and wrongdoers. Paladins generally obey the law of the land but not at the expense of their Holy Law sent down from The Order.