The Weight of the Crown
Modern Profelton is a mountain town of moderate size, however it is also the ancestral home of the Elder Titans in the Northern Goss Mountains. The modern settlement was actually built atop the ancient caverns where the Titans built their wondrous creations. Unfortunately, most of the easily-accessed caverns have long-since been picked clean. Looters still regularly launch expeditions into the mountains in an attempt to find other long-lost caches of Titan-wrought artifacts, but their attempts are being met with diminishing returns as fewer and fewer Titan-wrought artifacts remain.
Profelton is also at the start of the Ferros River. Several tributaries wind down out of the mountain before consolidating in the lowlands. Travel by raft in these areas is quite common, as the mountain roads frequently are closed due to weather, but it requires an experienced guide to navigate the perilous forks of the river. A wrong turn cna lead you over a waterfall to your death.
An active military garrison is maintained by the royal guards in Profelton, and is notoriously corrupt. Under Titan law, all Titan-wrought artifacts are the property of the king, and none should be able to leave the city without a Certificate of Trust showing that the artifact is a family heirloom and being held in trust. The garrison is an active source of forged certificates, most of which end up in the hands of the Brotherhood.