T’ern is the capital city of The Phoenix Republic. The city trains all the military forces deployed by The Republic. It is also the center of the True Dragons faith. The Elemental Temple is located here.
The city is also one of the few places in The Republic that wealth is present in any quantity. Here the High Council rules, and lives a somewhat lavish lifestyle. Here is the Great Bazaar where many things from many lands can be found. As such there are many merchants of significant wealth.
One of the goals of the High Council has been to increase trade, and to protect those routes out of the country. The Barbarian Hordes have made this task exceedingly difficult, as they attempt to travel down the rivers to pillage trade routes.