Crystalport is a beautiful and lavishly built city on the southern coast of Alderfold. Crystalport is aptly named, since its territory is incredibly rich in crystals and rare minerals. The entire city was built around the Infinity Crystal, a gigantic refractive crystal. Somehow, the crystal resonates with psionic energy, causing a far higher than normal percentage of citizens living in the area to develop psionic powers. The city’s High Guard is a group of well-trained battleminds and ardents who function as a standing army. Crystalport is governed by a council elected by all of the nobles which reside within their territory. Crystalport is built in a huge circle around the Infinity Gem, with the nobles inhabiting the inner sections. A nearby mountain, Mount Serenity, houses a prominent monastery in the area. The monks of Mount Serenity practice meditation night and day in order to hone their powers of self-defense, making them incredible forces to be reckoned with on the battlefield. The monastery has pledged to only use defensive force if attacked, so various attacks against Crystalport by other cities have met with spectacular failure. Crystalport’s military campaigns have been remarkably unsuccessful without the aid of the monks, so they are never really able to take over other cities. The other cities would love to sabotage the Infinity Crystal, since it seems to be the only reason why Crystalport hasn’t really been taken over. Sapphira has a vested interest in the mining operations, so the Sapphiran Armada tends to keep a naval presence around Crystalport. Crystalport doesn’t actually have much of a navy of its own, but it makes a decent trade selling cut and uncut gems to the general population. Of all of the cities, except a few in Myranos and Drex, Crystalport has the lowest amount of steampunk technology. The population generally doesn’t trust steampunk technology, so it’s extremely difficult to find anyone willing to sell weaponry. Occasionally, a small village will have a mechanist who’s able to repair something, but outsiders shouldn’t assume they can find one.