Ithrian is the sister city of Cheviot in the views of the nobility. It is also a frontier town, although it harvests far more lumber than does Cheviot. However, ask a citizen of either of these towns, and they will profess nothing but disdain for the other. Ithrian is the poorer city, for many reasons. The ore that Cheviot transports from Highpoint is a sore spot, but worse is Ithrian’s proximity to the Black Forest, and hence, Shandar. When the shandaran raid, it is usually Ithrian that bears the brunt of their wrath. Ithrians believe they are all that hold back the shandarans from running rampant over Gulnir, and, as they see it, they are snubbed as provincial for their efforts. Worse still, Cheviot depends wholly on Ithrian to hold off the Shandar. The Osmont family rules Ithrian.