Sestrus is the capital ofMal’tara and is ruled by the King Marius. It lies in the center of the kingdom and is connected to its three main cities by long stone canals leftover from the time before the mages war. Sestrus is the central location of trade between all the neighboring kingdoms, is extremely opulent, rich in culture and religion, and full of ancient and beautiful stonework. While Mal’tara as a whole is open to all worship, the primary deities of Sestrus are Lor and Theth. The Temple of the Elements, built to celebrate all aspects of these two greater gods, is the cities religious center.
History: Sestrus started as a small but thriving farming town in the lush center of the country. This changed after an accidental discovery during the digging of a well and an ancient city was discovered. Settlers and explorers flocked from all over the continent to search for buried riches and to excavate and claim the ruins below. Even after four hundred years new buildings and relics are still being unearthed in the lower and outer regions of city. Canals leading from the city to the great rivers and fortresses throughout the region allowed the city an unparalleled advantage to move its goods and troops, leading to its prominence in the region. Centuries of competition and warfare allowed the city state to swallow its neighbors one by one, leading to the Kingdom of Mal’tara which means “The three rivers”.