The town of Crossing sits on the northernmost point of Abanasinia. It is a port town founded by Caergoth merchants. As such the town is run by merchant princes and policed by the armed contingent of the Scales Society. The Scales Society ensures that every tradesman and merchant in Crossing contributes to the defense of the town, allowing for a coast guard and city guard to defend the town. The Scales Society effectively rules Crossing, and is made up of two factions. The Cloth Hats are the wealthy and influential merchant princes, whilst the Black Nails are the hard-working and more numerous tradesmen.