The Golden City of Ves is the capital of the Republic of Ves and a bustling center of trade and industry, situated in the center of the Human heartlands of Northern Arcas. It sits at the foot of Mont Saint Catherine and is home to the historic Palais Varoche, the vibrant Bazaar, the Colosseum and the Holy Chapel of St. Adrian. Many cultures and ethnicities find their home in the Golden City, from Illatian Patrician families to Qalasheen immigrants.
The Republic originated in 1711 after a contingent of Imperial and Haensetian soldiers sacked and torched the Golden City of Ves on the orders of their Emperor Antonius I. After learning that the city was burned with the assent of their liege lord, King Marius II of Hanseti-Ruska the surviving authorities from the city liberated Ves from its ties to the Duchy of Adria and founded the Republic. The surviving authorities, the foremost among them being the future Prince, Alfred Myre made peace with Emperor Antonius I nullifying previous documents drafted to partition the Duchy of Adria. Several years later, fearing another bout of Imperial aggression several dignitaries from the city attended the Council of Nenzing and joined the side of Joseph I in the War of Two Emperors. While a loss for Ves and the Holy Orenian Empire, dignitaries from the city once again achieved a favorable peace securing the Republic’s independence in 1719 with the Treaty of Ves.
- The Burning of Ves, 1711
- The Ratmen Scourge of 1724
- Founder, Paul Franz I Carrion
- Prince Alfred Myre †
- Prince-Procurate Helton Helvets
The Serene Assembly brief description of the assembly, how it functions, ect
The Patrician Families
Since its formation, the Ves Watch was known for its defense of the Republic and its ideologies, often holding trials for criminals and wrongdoers. With the death of Prince Alfred Myre, the guardforce has seen numerous changes and was eventually replaced by the Beet Boys, the Drumm brothers' personal levy. After the failed Drumm coup of 1723, the Beet Boys were all branded enemies of the Republic and banished. In their stead, Prince-Procurate Helton Helvets hired the Company of Caer Bann who helped drive out the last remnants of the Beet boys and eliminate their threat by 1724. Since then, the Company of Caer Bann has been the official guardforce of Ves, with its commanders beginning to invest in state politics, and even rising to the ranks of the Patriciate.