Red Bay City
Red Bay City is a massive merchant republic city state on the east coast of the Averian continent. It boasts the world's largest combined merchant\military fleet, which is the source of both it's vast wealth and relative peaceful existence.
The city began as a haven for pirates. As they became richer, they found legitimate enterprises to be both a safer investment and a greater opportunity for wealth, and they soon set themselves up as a legitimate state. Since then, piracy has decreased significantly and profits have soared.
The city is governed by a board of patricians who are headed by a city governor. The city itself is very cosmopolitan and the denizens can expect little interference from government officials, provided the not unreasonable taxes are paid regularly. This can lead to some areas of the city being a little wild, but any large incidents that threaten good commerce are quickly controlled and order restored.