Maerkiness is the last remaining settlement in the Shrouded Lands which still holds on to the vestiges of the High Kingdom’s power. A magical ward covers the entire town and keeps the Shroud at bay, and mighty Spellwarders police the streets along with ancient animate guardians. Spellcasters tired of life on the road reside here, and a College of Magi has ruled here uncontested since before the Shrouding.
It is a place of wonders and a center of trade for the entire region, but those without magical talent are… strongly discouraged from settling there by the College.
The headquarters of the Order of the Spiral Tower is in Maerkiness, and the Knights of the Order form the officers and leaders of the Spellwarders.