|Cities and Settlements of Ermarian|
|City of Stonehurst|
The Imperial Governor of Aizo resides in Stonehurst, and commands a great deal of power. Unlike the more wild Vantanas, the Imperial Governor actually controls the majority of the continent, due to the strong trade between Pralgad and Aizo, giving rise to a large presence of the Imperial Army and Imperial Navy.
Stonehurst, without a doubt, is the largest city in Aizo, and matched in sheer numbers only by the metropolies of Pralgad, like Imperius and Solaria. Over four million citizens and travellers were in the Stonehurst region during the last Imperial Census. Of these, only a small percent were traders, adventurers, or other travelers.
Due to xenophobic attitudes, there are not many Non-Humans in Stonehurst, and of those that are, the overwhelming majority are Nephil. There are roughly one hundred Slithzerikai in the city, and six thousand Nephil in the city and farmlands of Stonehurst.
Languages and Literacy
Literacy wise, there is again a higher amount than usual in the city of Stonehurst. Over seventy percent of adults over fifteen can read and write.
As the largest port in all of Aizo, Stonehurst as essential to intercontinental trade. Fine quality textiles and exotic woods, as well as many varieties of ore, are brought into the Pralgadian markets via caravans to Stonehurst. Here, the Sailor's Association trades them for manufactured goods from Pralgad and food from Valorim, before taking the Aizoan goods to Pralgad for refining.