Once the home of a major mage guild, Broken Hearth was hit the hardest by the recent magic instability, it has become a home for refugees fleeing the eastern front, and for the few humans left leaving major cities. Major base of operations for the Empires dwindling army, on the way to The Keep.
Brunos is the general of the Empires forces and has taken root in Broken Hearth. The City is riddled with craters, fortifications have been built; wooden ramparts heavily garrisoned grizzled empire veterens. Defectors, looters rapists are strung up outside of the city, Brunos has declared marshall law. A few shops/hovels have been errected by shady characters, a few merchants from Dayrim and Ibin.