Like Core, Ruegard is a city which owes its prosperity to rich trade (by land along the central corridor which Palatine occupies, and by sea via the Great Western Estuary). Also like Core, the city straddles the river, the Via Rue, for which the city is named. Historically, due to the south being a place of violent upheavals, the Via Rue’s chief port town became a fort, thus its name being Rue Guard: Ruegard. The old fort is no more, and the city is a sprawling metropolis comparable to Core. Two Gods of War are stationed to defend this mighty trading city: The Coin‘s Audit, and The Lute’s Tempo.