Northwater has a strong trade relationship with Rorain to the north. These two cities link the north to the south for the entire eastern half of Dalun, and most travelers trying to go north and south prefer to take a ship along the Twin Seas to Rorain, down to Northwater to Bynornuen and from there they can enter Orlael or Drasguard. Needless to say, Northwater is in an ideal position and has prospered because of it. Northwater is one of the largest cities in all of Dalun. The city itself is built nearly entirely from the wood of the Elernain forest, so the buildings have a sturdy, rugged, lodge-feel to them. There is a narrow disparity of wealth in Northwater. Most folk lie somewhere in the “middle class,” but of course there are those who have struck it rich (like guild masters or business owners) and those haven’t quite made it yet. Adventurers, like everywhere else in Dalun, are rare, so you won’t find many super-wealthy, or newly-starting out warrior or wizard types. Northwater serves as Bynornuen’s hub to the north. There is a great density of craftspeople who live in Bynornuen, forging weapons, building ships, and crafting any other kind of tool or industrial product and they ship their goods across the Nornuen to be sold in the larger markets of Northwater.
The defense and governance of Northwater, and most of the towns throughout Burnordraath, is left to a particularly strong and resolute noble family. Northwater is controlled and maintained by a human family known as the Mehrk (like “mere” with a K at the end). The Mehrk are respected for their legitimate rise to power some eighty years ago and yet feared for their mighty army. The Mehrkavian forces wear a hunter green tabard with a pair of black anchors stacked in pale (one above the other). The Mehrkavian dynasty shows no sign of weakness at the present; the current Lord of Northwater is Earl Berrund Rothgotsson of Mehrk.
Ruled by Berrund Rothgotsson