Jade City is a settlement in northeastern Queenstead, somewhat isolated by the Spearhead Forest. As an average-sized city it has a population of 122,890 spread over an area of 284 square kilometers, with distinctive architecture deeply entwined with moonlifted culture. It is the nation's central for the aforementioned species, as despite being rare throughout the world, they make up for 40% of the settlement's population.
Jade City's appearance is notoriously uniform and entirely composed of traditional moonlifted architecture, hosting round domed buildings with tall pointed towers and subtle gothic features. All structures are made from white porcelain-like stone with vibrant green tiles, lapis lazuli flooring, and golden accents. Its pale and spacious cobblestone streets unevenly branch out through the city, moss grows upon many walkways and ancient buildings; grass, trees, and even ponds, can be observed beside the quiet tranquil streets.
The residential district of Jade City is notoriously quiet and calm, comprised primarily of smaller white-and-green house made from porcelain-like stone and crystal tiles. Its streets are more narrow but better-organized and kept than the rest of the city, and many houses appear to be for sale.
The settlement hosts some of the oldest libraries in the world, and possesses a high population of cultured scholars both human and moonlifted. Schooling, magical research and development, and international education, are its main forms of income, given its high academical prestige and contributions to science. Many buildings are equipped with high-grade magical and scientific laboratories, and suitable equipment is in ample supply, manufactured by local companies. In spite of this, Jade City is a considerably poor town compared to other settlements in Queenstead, primarily due to its low economic traffic and high rates of emigration. Its isolated location results in low accessibility, leading to low trade and difficult transportation.
Although much of Jade City is thinly populated, its central sector hosts a higher concentration of buildings and the distinctive bustle of an active town filled with people performing day to day tasks or partaking of services. Much like any other city, plazas can be found hosting all manner of establishments. Among the most popular is the Vibrance Theatrum, a massive onion-shaped crystal dome boasting vibrant ever-changing colors and floral textures and details, greatly contrasting with the uniform appearance of the city.
The Theatrum provides all sorts of spectacles to the inhabitants of Jade City, from real-time documentaries to theatre plays and comedy shows all accompanied by incredibly realistic magical illusions that enhance the experience to lifelike levels. Though the interiors of the theatrum are quite similar to the exterior, they completely shift depending on the event, always providing something new to those who wander in.
Further to the northeast, in the quieter sections of the city, is the old Moonlit Circle, a grand monument of worship for Saint Louise, the Moon's physical manifestation. The circle is of great religious and cultural significance to the moonlifted, as its pillars showcase all phases of the moon, which perfectly aligns with the center every mid night. The sizable circular structure shows signs of wear, with certain parts chipped and moss growing on the columns during summer.
Its powerful aura draws wanderers and tourists; many moonlifted scholars can be seen studying in silence. Every three months, the Moonlit Circle becomes the host to a market of trinkets, magical valuables, and admittedly foul moonlifted cuisine. Stalls surround the circle, merchants sell and clients buy. The event is guarded by powerful mages in mint green garments; these can be seen patrolling throughout the city as well. The vast majority of moonlifted individuals were born in Jade City. The town's populace is fairly conservative, and despite its flaws, economical recesses, and even odd magical anomalies, the moonlifted of Loria wouldn't have it any other way.