Stoneridge is a city located in northern Queensland. The settlement is one of the oldest and best-preserved in the Kingdom, with the vast majority of its buildings dating back to the Kingdom's first decades. The city was originally the Kingdom's capital, but lost its title to Zerule during the boom of the Industrial Awakening. In the process, House Condrey bestowed the city upon Farner , who have owned it ever since. Stoneridge is distinguished for its abundance of old buildings aesthetically similar to each other; nearly all of its streets are lined with structures made of polished light gray stone with vibrant blue tiles, with matching pavement. Trees and flowery bushes adorn the streets, which oft meet at picturesque roundabouts and crowded town squares. There are a few towers, though none larger than 80 stories. Despite its old fashioned style, Stonebridge benefits from electricity, plumbing, gas, and other modern accommodations. The city is optimal for automobile carriage traffic, which isn't as abundant compared to the Capital. Stoneridge is host to a few points of interest and areas worth noting: The Argent Market is an internationally famous trading center located to the far west of the city, within a large and elegant rotunda built of white marble with azure tiles. It has multiple floors with all kinds of shops. Once a year, the International Ornament Fair is hosted, where several craftsmen from other countries journey to trade their valuable foreign goods. The inside of the rotunda is rather well-polished with detailed masonry on the walls, boasting candelabras, beautiful carved statues, columns, and colorful mosaics. The building would be empty were it not for the many trading stands where jewelers put their goods on display. It's a rather large and spacious building, and one of the tallest in Stoneridge. The Stoneridge Reserve is a famous natural enclosure taking up 98 square kilometers of protected wilderness. It is home to twelve different types of Kryssids deemed harmless to the populace and ecosystem, and many rare species of colorful flora. Although the reserve's territory is mostly forested regions, there are multiple closed-off parks where visitors may camp and partake of the infrastructure, such as picnic areas, restrooms, and docks at the lake further east. Horse riding and boats for rent are part of the entertainment services offered there. Overall, Stoneridge is a large city that possesses the spirit of a quaint and tranquil village. It is a perfect place to live or visit, should one dare to brave the winter's cold.