Esthelm is a Human city located in Izril. It is the furthest Human city south, on the border of Drake lands, and supplied itself by mining above all else.
At night Esthelm was attacked and burned by the Goblin Lord's raiding party, but before they could murder everyone, Rags and her tribe intervened and killed them. Then she ordered her tribe to loot and gather what she wanted - valuables, material and food. She let the fleeing Humans go untouched and only killed those who resisted.
Nevertheless, thousands had been killed in the initial siege by the Goblin Lord's raiding troops, but over half the original population had survived, deprived of most of their food stores.
The city center with the densest building structures became a maze where darkness lingered. In that danger zone, monsters were starting to appear (like a young [Florist] woman) while the dead started rising, climbing out of the sewers, and digging themselves out of the ground. The sewers had broken in places, while many buildings had caved in during the fire.
None of the Human survivors left the city, because of the harsh weather conditions, fears to be attacked by Goblin raiders, and the long distance to the nearest settlements. (The next large human city to the North seems to be Celum, although smaller villages/towns exist.). The outskirts and walls were the most populated areas with survivors, banding together in camps and fighting each other over supplies.
Ten days after Esthelm's initial destruction, another vanguard of the Goblin Lord arrived and made their camp outside the city, which stopped the chance of Humans escaping the city again. The Goblins would have overrun the city, had not Toren taken out their necromancer [Head Shaman].
Then, Ylawes Byres made an appearance, accompanied by three Bronze-rank adventurers who were not related to him.
Overthrowing of local [Tyrant] in Volume 6
Gaining the high-level [Blacksmith] Pelt in volume 7
Esthelm is small city. It is still larger than a town, but only just. After it was sacked by Goblins, the city was restored and built stronger and higher. It is now larger than it was before.
Land Marks Edit
- [Florist] Statue (Located in the Plaza)
- Adventurer's Guild
- Runner’s Guild
- Bezoar Street (At the Right of the [Florist] statue)
- The road that goes to Liscor is located near Esthelm.
- After it's destruction, some bands of men reveled in their own twisted freedom to do as they pleased Grabbing young women and fighting each other.