Hashan, Crown of the Ithmia
12.3.2 Hashan, Crown of the Ithmia
Settled within the cold heart of the Ithmian forests, the city-state of Hashan fully embodies her name as the Crown of the Ithmia. Rising above her humble beginnings as a small village into a polished metropolis, the Crown is a city-state of timeless tenacity and fortitude where the diverse interests of her republic are supported by a unified existence. Hashan remains strong as the city of Night, serving the interests of no other when her own have not been secured. Often misunderstood as apathy by those unable to understand the pragmatic nature of the city, Hashan is distinguished by her independent nature. Under the famed Great Canon of Hashan, Achaea's first complex legal system, the well-being and advancement of her citizens remains foremost to allow them the pursuit of anything they desire within a legacy of resilience and enduring solidarity. Guided by the combined will of the Night, the Crown allows no agenda over her own and remains an independent, prospering city. Housed and protected within her walls lie the defining element of Hashan itself, that of her city Houses: the first and oldest of the Houses, the Cult of the Serpentlords, the ritualistic and mysterious Spirit Walkers, and the honour-bound monks of the Sect of the Black Lotus. With each passing year, the Crown of the Ithmia continues to display the ability to survive any hardship, forging purpose in the face of all adversity as she shines onward into the future.