Callisto's Mirror (Numenera)
If there is a haven for civilization in the Beyond, it might be the city of Nebalich. Its king and queen rule justly from their silver and emerald palace that overlooks the sea, royal banners fluttering in the wind. King Falton and Queen Sheranoa, although short, stout, and unattractive by conventional standards, are two of the most loved rulers in the Beyond (and perhaps the Steadfast as well). Nebalich has approximately 35,000 people and includes a fairly large number of varjellen and a few lattimors. A maritime city, Nebalich is also the beginning of the canal trade routes. It boasts citadels of white marble and wide plazas, markets and festivals. But like most cities, Nebalich has its dark side. A group of professional thieves known as the Yellow Serpents operates out of the community, preying on the citizenry, the people of the surrounding area, and the riverboat traders.