On the western coast of Abanasinia, lies the town of Ankatavaka. Long ago, in pre- Cataclysmic days, it was one of the jewels of the Empire of Ergoth, and one of the largest centers for religion. Now separated from Ergoth by the Straits of Algoni, the town has seen numerous changes. During the War of the Lance it was ruled by an oligarchy of priests, many of whom were involved in the Seeker religion. When the true gods returned, the priests returned to worshiping the old gods, and their power and influence rose even further. The rulership of Ankatavaka has remained with the priesthood, who also have a small private mercenary army, which protects them against enemies.