The Eastern Spire
**Shrouded in nearly as much myth and legend as the Spire itself, the Granite Citadel is the largest military structure outside of the Far Ridge. Said to be built with the fragments that fell from the Spire as it ascended, it serves as the primary defense of the city of Spireton, and inherently the Spire itself. Manned by a coalition of soldiers from the Flamelands and Riverlands city-states, there as been some controversy over the high percentage of Saavendale soldiers garrisoned, as well as the inclusion of lizardfolk warbands among the ranks. Others worry that the proliferation of force so close to the borders of the Far Ridge could lead to a game of brinksmanship with the Tenscale Collective. The current leadership, Saavendale veteran Commander Leiveni Highland insist that there are no issues with moral or cohesion, and that relations with the Collective are as strong as ever. Naysayers aside, it is a common sentiment that there are few in Spireton who don’t feel more secure at the sight of the ironclad citadel outside the city walls.