Lystia is a city run by Halflings and Tieflings and functions mainly as a group of buccanneers and bootleggers. The Halflings run a series of stills distributing a highly addictive alcohol, Venutia that has such serious withdrawal that it can kill a person after the first experience. The Tieflings have discovered a local moss, Bren that produces a severe hallucinogenic effect when consumed (dissolved in a drink, eaten, smoked) and is illegal in all of Nurthia, minus Lystia. The city forces passing ships to pay protection fees causing a lot of conflict with Luthgard which does a lot of shipping down the southern coast. The town is run by different crime bosses and however has a severe racial divide as neither the Halflings or Tieflings trust each other.