An island city in the northeast of Ancelstierre, it has never been taken by force. Surrounded by free-flowing water, only the most powerful of Free Magic creatures have the vaguest of chances of reaching it without considerable help by the living. It is known for massive cisterns and great granaries that are bespelled to repel vermin. More important to most people, however, is the great University that offers the most respected education in the Old Kingdom – and, of course, the King’s Palace makes it the seat of diplomacy for much of Ancelstierre – and one of the most cosmopolitan cities and trading centers in the world.
Belisaere is the only city in the Old Kingdom where one might expect to encounter members of races other than the dominant race of the region – and it’s not unusual to meet members of even rarer races, especially around the palace, the embassy sector, or the University.