The Rock IV
Lesarti is a smaller, recently established city–state on the southern coast of Vancalla. They trade in divine items from Talbral as well as high-end luxury items from all over the world. Their port is the shortest route from Barcion in Loxophil.
The families of Lesarti all handle different areas of trading or business or politics- each has a niche. The Passerinis work mostly with luxury goods like jewelry or clothing, the Pavonis with foods and living things like plants or exotic animals. There are a few other bigger families as well, each with their own specialties. The smaller families of Lesarti are highly specialized, and work with the bigger families to bring trade in. However, all of the families try to be involved in some way with magical items. So while a small family might only have a couple of carts or a single ship to trade with, if they ally with the Passerinis, they pay a percentage of profit, but can bring in a lot more stuff to sell, so in the end they’re making more money.
This explains the shifting allegiances and feuds within Lesarti itself, while also giving an explanation for why the city remains a power- the families may feud, but they always present a united front against external threats. The city is resistant to the Dark Trio as a whole. The Pavonis try to import healing potions from whatever sources they can (like the druids), while The Passerini’s are fine with trying to deal with the Dark Trio for potions. All families are part of the Vancallan Merchants Guild. So the Pavonis are involved with the talks with Loxosphil, while the Passerinis are working on the Guild Hall in Talbral.
There are two major families in Lesarti and they are constantly at odds with each other, due to a generations-old blood feud. They are the Passerini’s and the Pavonis. It is known that the intrigues of their families have many layers, but those outside the families (and most within the families) do not realize how deep these layers actually go. Outside of Karrillia, where the nobles of all of Vancalla congregate out of necessity, Lesarti has the largest ratio of Neutrale in all of Vancalla.
Both the Passerini and Pavonis are merchants, as they live in the city closest to Loxosphil, but for the most part they do not compete with each other. The Passerinis work mostly with luxury goods like jewelry or clothing, the Pavonis with foods and living things like plants or exotic animals. Both are trying to corner the market on Divine magic items from Talbral, further fueling the family’s hatred toward each other.