The grand, white-spired City of Arcturus is the capitol and center of the great and mighty Empire of Arcturus, and its grandeur is nestled amidst the Latifundian Hills, some of the most fertile of all the croplands in the Armorican Kingdoms.
The Polis is a huge, sprawling city, with its origins in the misty beginnings of the Empire, when Arcturus showed Caesar, the First Emperor, a sign in the form of a great white fire that burst from the top of the hill which is now occupied by the Imperial Palace and the surrounded by the Capitoline District. It is said that there, Caesar constructed his home, with a shrine to Arcturus within, and it is from this that the Imperial Manse spread.
The center of the Polis is the Arcturan Hill, over which sprawls the Imperial Palace. The Palace is an amazingly large structure, beautiful and brilliant in its architecture, that is so large that the majority of Emperors have held their entire courts and lives in only one or two sections of the Palace. It is, in fact, so large, that there are special servants of the Emperor's household who are trained to explore the structure and aid those who may be lost within.
Surrounding the Arcturan Hill and the Imperial Palace is the Wall of Eagles, a great cyclopean wall, and beyond that, the Capitoline Ring. This region is the district of the Polis containing the House of the Senate, the Polis Assembly Chamber, where the populace gathers on the most important of times, and other political structures and outbuildings of Imperial functions within the city, including the Arcturan Municipal Guard Headquarters.
Around the Capitoline Ring is the Old City This region contains the homes of the Patricians, as well as very well-to-do Plebeians, and many businesses and services catering to these upperclass folk. The Old City, as would be imagined, is the original Polis, and the wall surrounding it is called the Old City Wall. But of course, there is more beyond, for it is the way of cities to grow outward.
Beyond the Old City Wall are several districts known as the New City. The largest is the Municipalo, the living place of the common folk, the Plebeians. It is the largest and most densely-populated residential area in the Armorican Kingdoms. Next to the Municipalo is the Trade District, which, obviously, contains shops, restaurants, banks, Guard Posts, stables, inns, taverns, brothels, and great markets selling all manner of goods. It is fitting that we come last to the Malecello (the "Little Evil"), the black district of the city. This is the poorest and most dangerous district, full of thieves and murderers and swindlers, home of the Capite Censi and other poor-folk, and a place of black markets and dark alleys, and even darker men.