Albrecht is one of the oldest cities in the NOrthern Empire as it sits astride the great Imperial Highway from Exeter in Scolia to Valois in Estrados. The original settlement was the center of the Wolf’s Eye Clan of the Falian tribes. However, it grew in importance as time passed and the Empire Grew Larger. For many years it was known as a place where anything could be bought for the right price and unusual persons from across the Empire gathered there; it was one of the most open cities that could be found.
This freewheeling town was changed overnight when Prince Heinrich captured Voltara in NOvarum. Heinrich realized he would need a strong base from which to protect the city without quartering excessive troops there, so he asked and received permission from the Emperor to have the city of Albrecht granted to him and his line. Heinrich spent his life rebuilding this city. He threw out or killed all of the undesirables, built an enormous garrison, and began the breeding of great warhorses.
The Dukes and Duchesses, all of his line, have traditionally kept an immense standing army. At all times one half of this force is quartered in Voltara, with the rest in Albrecht, ready to give aid at a moment’s notice. Through the years the city has been constructed to support large amounts of troops and their movements. Thus there are large quantities of foodstuffs and implements of war stored in the warehouses. The nobility of Albrecht have taken Henrich’s vow to heart and consider the protection of Novarum their sacred duty. This is not a city to viisit for pleasure.