The city of pigs
The City of Strangers. The Beautiful City. The City of Gold. The City of Sharks.
A city of salt and subterfuge.
If Akoro existed anywhere but in the depths of hell, it would have torn itself apart centuries ago.
The City of Shadows itself…
Strawberry Fields would be nothing more then a swamp if it were not fore those who raised it through the sweat of their brows.
Punampu, who’s inhabitants call it the Anciently Dignified and Resplendently Aged City of the Punampu, was originally a very large and splendid city, the capitol of a forgotten kingdom, which, in age, has declined to a somewhat less grand state.
In a city where the justice system features judicial dueling, plaintiffs and defendants are permitted to request a champion to take their place in the duel: Someone chosen by lot from among the foreigners in the city. When anyone first arrives, they are given an enchanted ceramic pendant that marks them as a candidate for "court duty".
Wealthy folk entering the city are often escorted by burly guards, paid to carry pendants on their behalf: They elude court duty in that way.
Adventurers may seek work as a rich man's proxy or may find themselves magically summoned to serve as a champion.