Valicia is the largest and oldest settlement in Brighthold, sitting on the hillside overlooking Lake Summit. It has a population of 68,583 and an area of 106 square kilometers.
The settlement is known for remaining unchanged throughout the centuries; given the sparse occupation of Loria's western regions, its population growth has remained relatively static, and many families oft move to more active and promising cities. The vast majority of Valicia's buildings are as ancient as its walls, though many have been refurbished to accommodate modern features such as plumbing and electricity.
Valicia's streets are unfit for automotive traffic given the city's verticality. Practically all streets are at different levels, with its main avenues climbing the hilltop and spreading along in uneven paths. White cobbled stone or flat slates are the preferred pavement, and most buildings are old-fashioned, made from wood or stone, with wedge tiled roofs. There's an abundance of trees and plants throughout the settlement, bringing freshness and life to the streets.
Valicia overlooks Lake Summit - the Kingdom's second largest body of water.
At the very top of the city's sits Redlord Castle, home to the rulers of House Rochel. They often have work for mercenaries or adventurers capable of braving the untamed wildlands of the west.
Compared to its larger counterparts in the east, Valicia is a fairly quiet and slow-going settlement, fairly traditional and culturally outdated but thriving nonetheless. It is a staple of the old world, and Loria's way of life before the rise of arcane technology.