Located in the northern, mountainous parts of the country, this city is built in the side of a mountain. At the top of the mountain is the fortress where its leaders reside, and just below it on all sides are sprawling areas of residence and commerce. The mountain itself is ringed at its base and halfway up with large walls that are always manned by guards. It draws water from nearby lakes and river through above ground aqueducts. It has a lot of towns and villages surrounding it, and it attracts many people with its promise to protect those who live nearby. It has been attacked in the past by each of the other cities in various historical conflicts, but it has never marched on anyone else.