City of Greed
Dark omens and fevered dreams have begun to resonate through seers and oracles around the world. The details vary and are not specific, but one thing remains the same in all visions; destruction and despair are going to arise from Harrast, the City of Greed. They know not how, nor when, but all visionaries are struck with the same certainty that it will come to pass.
The City of Greed is the largest free trading port in the world, and it is rumored that one can purchase anything there, no matter how rare (nor how illegal in the empires), provided one has the gold.