Above: The island of Ersoy situated directly outside the mainland of Hamland and one of the most vibrant tropical cities of this country. Ersoy has a population of 3.1 million and is a major tourist destination featuring 1 active volcano and 2 dormant volcanos that have a tendency to explode every 5 to 10 years prompting tense evacuations from the island and an expansion of the overall island landmass.
Ersoy: The capital city of this island is also its namesake. Ersoy was founded by a roving band of pirates many hundreds of years ago as a place by which pirate plunder could be stored and kept secure while the pirates when onto other cities. Over time law abiding citizens launched raids on this city some successful but the vast majority unsuccessful and saw the creation of a pirate fortress by the mid 1800s. The descendants of pirates still keep the fierce independent spirit alive in their annual pirate week celebrations which features mock ship battles in the harbor of Ersoy and large decadent parades through the main streets of the regional capital. The main industries of Ersoy are rum brewing and also the production of textiles in the large plant outside the city. The total population of this city is 2.8 million.
Alondra: This city was founded by citizens of the mainland who hoped to gain a foothold on the island as a way of eventually beating back the pirates. The name of the town came about as a direct insult to the pirates who often came to raid the city in an attempt to force the citizens to return to the mainland and leave them in peace. Eventually the citizens of this settlement built a large fortress and walls around the perimeter of the city and hung a banner that read "GO F*CK YOURSELF" as a taunt to the pirates. Over time the taunt became a challenge and a source of pride by the ciitzens so a modified version of Gofucku was established as Alondra the name of the city and a story was invented. Today Alondra is a university town with a strong vibrant arts scene in its downtown and a naval research center on its coast. Many resorts have since popped up along the coastline and today the population of the town is 200,100 people.
Drall: Situated on the banks of the beautiful Lake Eddy which features a large population of freshwater dolphins, the city of Drall has a long storied past as a resort town founded originally through a compromise by pirates and settlers as a place of refuge and healing. To this day the town of Drall is well known for its large hospital facility and the resorts that have popped up on the shores of the lake. The town is also home to a medical college that trains doctors and nurses in a variety of specialties and provides a research center for medical activity. The population is 100,090 people and has seen consistent growth.
Jergo: On the southern shore of Lake Eddy the town of Jergo sits in quiet serenity. The town was founded as an artists enclave and now has become a popular nudist colony attracting a wide variety of people who engage actively in the activitiy of nudism. Jergo has several key industries the main being tourism but also has a munitions factory and a thriving microbrewery scene in its downtown. To this day it maintains a proud tradition of progressive activism and is known as one of the most liberal cities in all of Hamland. Jergo is a proud architectural gem as well featuring several cathedrals and also mansions designed in a unique architectural style only found in Jergo. Presently the city is undergoing a transformative project to see its downtown areas renovated and the creation of several gardens installed throughout the city to beautify and attract more residents. At the moment the population of Jergo is 50,000 people.
Solaster: This town sits on the banks of Crystal Bay and is within 20 miles of the Muerte Volcano system which spews toxic ash onto the city on a near annual basis prompting some evacuations of the town and air hazard warnings to be issued. Solaster is a sea port town with a thriving ship construction industry and maritime design institute producing a regular supply of shipbuilders, architects and outfitters for all variety of ships ranging from small pleasure craft to large scale vessels designed to transport thousands in the best of luxury. Solaster is a largely industrial town with a total population of 50,000 people. Presently work is underway in this town to see better protocols put in place to protect the air quality during a seismic or volcanic event and to provide better evacuation warnings to ensure that people are able to leave quickly and safely. Solaster is also working on pioneering the first of its kind above ground high speed rail system on the island of Ersoy connecting the primary cities together and ensuring that connectivity increases access and ease of movement for tourists and residents alike.