Dark Sun: The Scorched World of Athas
The town of Altaruk sits atop an important juncture along the Balic-Tyr trade route. The city is sponsored by merchant houses from the city-state of Balic, and they have heavily fortified the town to protect their investment.
The former governor of Altaruk, Arisphistaneles was a pragmatic man who held citizens and traders equally accountable to Altaruk’s laws.
The former captain of the guard, Tellemon, was an efficient and effective leader who had a fondness for sending disputes to the arena for resolution. He was murdered while attending an arena match.