ACKS: In Search of the Unknown
Free City of Greyhawk
The Free City of Greyhawk, also known as Greyhawk City and often called the Gem of the Flanaess, is a powerful city-state located in the central Flanaess. The lands controlled by the city constitute the Domain of Greyhawk.
Current population of the city is around 70,000 (79% humans, 9% halflings, 5% gnomes, 3% elves, 2% dwarves, 1% half-elves, 1% half-orcs). The city is divided into eight Quarters: the Thieves’ Quarter, the Slum Quarter, the Artisan’s Quarter, Clerkburg, the Foreign Quarter, the River Quarter, the Garden Quarter, and the High Quarter. Immediately outside the city are additional boroughs known as Shacktown, Barge End, and the Stone Ring.
The city is ruled by the Directing Oligarchy, an executive council of sixteen members representing the city’s major professional guilds and military. The Oligarchy elects one of its own as Lord Mayor, who serves as the head of state in addition to his Directorial duties. Lord Mayor Xander Oldvine has held this post for over twenty years.