The Thorn Within the Rose
Roraye is the crown jewel of merfolk civilization. It is their largest and grandest city, surrounded by song, illusion, and dancing magical lights. The black waters of the ocean do not trouble them, and from here the ruling family controls almost all the waters of Orrthus. Merfolk society is as complex and foreign as elven society is to outsiders, but is much less forgiving. The merfolk occasionally indulge in trade with the surface world for specific luxuries unavailable underwater. In particular they value fine jewelry, and even more value elven craftmanship, especially with cloth. Aeia is never still over the ocean permanently, making direct trade near impossible, so many merchants have made, and lost, fortunes betting on trading elven goods to merfolk customers.
Roraye houses 3 members of the ruling family: The King, Queen, and Prime Princess. Magic underwater has no limitations as has become the norm on the surface world; both arcane and divine magic are practiced with equal ease.