New Lyre is the southern most Free City in NW Aerne. Or was. A year ago the Baravian Imperial Army’s troop ships landed a few leagues south of the city, deploying thousands of soldiers on the shores of Aerne. So swift was the conquest of New Lyre, that the city barely had time to mount a defense. Now under Imperial control, New Lyre holds the mouth of the Orsh river and threatens the city of Drake only a few days sail up the coast.