Almas

The palace of the People’s Council dominates the west end of the Field of Concord, a sprawling open space that cleaves the densely-urbanized center of Almas west of the Andossan River. Once the arms square of a Chelaxian fortress, the Field of Concord contains a central avenue sided by gardened areas and cobbled squares functioning as multiple, interconnected marketplaces. At the east end of the field is the Golden Cathedral, formerly a grand temple of Aroden now used as a gathering place for secular sermons on the value of Common Rule. The cathedral’s twin spires, are the tallest buildings in Andoran, rivaling in height and audacity the famed towers of Ancient Thassilon. During the summer season, each morning in which the People’s Council gathers to discuss public business, Codwin I and representatives of Andoran’s political parties perform a ritual salutation before the Golden Cathedral.

The first Toilday of every month, a duty-free market is held in the Field of Concord, and every year, during the entire month of Sarenith, the Great Andoran Fair attracts merchants from across Golarion. During the 27 days of the fair, the cosmopolitan aspect of Almas blossoms in a marvelous kaleidoscope of races and cultures, as the city welcomes tens of thousands of visitors from every part of the world. The business volume of the fair is one of the greatest in Avistan, and the tax revenue collected by the local government on that occasion is equally amazing. During the Great Andoran Fair, goods from Oregent, Carpenden, Falcon’s Hollow, and the multitude of villages that lie along the Andossan River are shipped to the capital for purchase at convenient prices.

Sources: Pathfinder Chronicles Campaign Setting

Almas

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