Caer Callidyr, the capital city of Alaron and the seat of the High King, is the largest city of the Moonshaes. Approximately 40,000 people – mostly Humans, alongside a substantial population of Halflings, as well as a few other races – call the city home. Nestled between the southern part of the Fairheight Range and Whitefish Bay, the walled city is ideally situated for both trade and defense.
The city is divided into several districts, as follows:
The northern-most part of the city is dominated by Caer Callidyr itself, the fortress that gives the city its name. The alabaster castle is the tallest building in the Moonshaes, and perched on top of a foothill at the base of the Fairheight Range, it towers over the rest of the city. This quarter is also home to the mercantile hall, as well as the city's oldest residential area. Despite their proximity to the castle, those living below Caer Callidyr in the Castle District tend not to be particularly wealthy – this older part of the city is characterized by small, old stone homes and winding streets. City administrators, merchants and others tend to live in this area.
Market Square, the city's largest market, is positioned between the Castle Quarter, Forest Quarter and Dock Quarter.
The city's dock quarter is characterized by a proliferation of pubs, inns, taverns and a fair number of warehouses.
The Forest Quarter is home to many of the city's artisans and their shops, as well as a number middle-class homes.
The Plains Quarter houses many of the city's administrative buildings and the estates of the wealthy.
The low quarter is the poorest part of the city within the walls. Many immigrants from abroad make their homes here, and the Low Quarter is thus a very diverse and vibrant place, with many restaurants and small shops.
The Wolf Quarter is the city's defacto military quarter, and is home to the City Guard headquarters and city armory.
The Garden Quarter is home to many temples and other cultural building, as well as many upper middle class residents.
Nestled on the exterior of the city's western wall, Walltown is the city's most impoverished region, an extension of the Low Quarter that doesn't benefit from the protection of the walls.
Hilltown is where many of Caer Callidyrr's halflings live, a picturesque community of hilly burrows and small shops. Hilltown is technically separate from Callidyr, and does have its own mayor.
Many sailors, fishers and shipwrights choose to make their homes in this small sea-side community rather than the crowded Dock Quarter.