Fortress-towns of the Empire
Aside from the dark metropolis of Portuus, Imperial fortress-towns dot landscape along the roadsides and key resources in the Empire of Twins.
Originally built as forward outposts as the Empire expanded, these fortresses have attracted all the usual amenities of a town as people catered to the needs of the soldiers.
The general format consists of square fortress in the center of town, with a palisade wall surrounding it. Merchants, smiths, homes, and markets surround it in a ring, often segregated into distinct districts by quadrant.