For most of the last thousand years, Overlook was the economic capital of the Schof Valley, sitting in the foothills of the southern mountain range opposite the political capital at Zelen Keep in the northern mountain range.
While most of the valley is made of a largely homoracial districts, Overlook was a cosmopolitan city which included members of all the valley’s races. While the largest settlement, Overlook had a longstanding policy of having no serious defensive works constructed. This had always been thought best to avoid the potential of it becoming a competitor for political power with The Council. Unfortunately, this proved to be the city’s downfall when a Blue Dragon took up residence nearby. The dragon took to attacking the town on a whim, and damaged much of the city’s buildings and infrastructure. With the defeat of the dragon by the first Council army, Overlook had slowly been rebuilding. The Council had provided work to many of the veterans by employing them in Overlook’s reconstruction.
With the destruction of Zelen Keep, The Council made the radical proposal that the government should relocate to Overlook permanently. Most of the city rebuilding work has come to a close, and those resources are now being redirected towards a massive city wall. The Council was quick to understand that, without the massive Zelen Wall to defend their Keep, the government would need a new home. That home would need to be be defended from any further surprises.