Thriest is the capital city of Malevich.
Background[edit | edit source]
Thriest lies on the River Septim. It's the offcial capital of Malevich, but the royal palace there sits empty because the regent, Ellabon, rules from Stirthal, with the child king Yorvic at her side. Crumbling buidings of grey stone line the streets of Thriest, and, like the palace, many are abandoned.
However the river market quarter still thrives, and barges laden with trade goods fill the River Septim. A total of about 25,000 people dwell within Thriest, roughly half the number of the former population.
Ellabon directly rules the city as well as the kingdom at large, but her advisor, Counselor Rashik, tends to matters that only involve Thriest.
A good-natured person, Rashik merely smiles his grandfatherly smile when someone says that he's the regent of the regent. A well-educated man, he would like to see Thriest become a center of learning - something the people of Malevich have never really had. For the moment, however, this goal is but a dream as his city struggles to keep from collapsing and the folk of the regions around Thriest fight just to survive.
References[edit | edit source]
- Cook, Monte, et al. “The Steadfast.” Numenera Discovery, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 151-152. Numenera.