Estin, The Celestial City
Falen, The Golden City, is a massive desert city sprawling several miles in the vast wastes. Far below the city run several channels of water that are used by the inhabitants to survive. The city is run by a collection of competing merchant guilds. The different guilds control different sections using private security forces. This makes Falen a surprisingly dangerous place for those used to more protected settlements such as Estin or Hestaria.
The desert is a harsh environment. It is filled with dangerous monsters and the deep caves underground are filled with a collection of Drow, deep gnomes, and other Underdark dwellers. They are closer to the surface of Falen than anywhere else on the continent. But the dangers of the land have produced some of the finest craftsmen and warriors the world has known.
The prevailing mentality of Falen is that if you can take something, it is yours. Most people have some form of combat training or at the very least are friends with powerful and well known individuals.