The constant fluctuation of the water levels causes periodic flooding, with some sections of the city being completely underwater for most of the year. As a result, the city is divided into sectors, such as the "High Houses" located on a steep slope that is rarely flooded, the "Low Houses" at the bottom, the Marketplace at middle elevation, and the Palace, which is much further inland and houses the city's governing body.
Amarna was overtaken by Alastair Rimânez, a warlord accompanied by an "invincible" army of warriors of unknown origin. Alastair declared himself the new prince of the city, married a local princess, and began a tyrannical reign lasting twenty one years. He was murdered during a masquerade ball, though the details of his death are shrouded in mystery. His second-in-command, Selca Ducani, was the primary suspect, but Selca escaped custody and fled the city before his trial.
Princess Philomena Cohilas
Ardath Dastagir (owner of Something Borrowed, a magic shop)
Marena Roland (Ardath's apprentice/cleaning lady)
Watchman Dimiter Yen (priest at the Zantine chapel)