Deep in the desert of Joltan, built around a small mountain in the centre of bowl of sand, is the fabled town of Torch. Even reaching the town is a feat in itself, few travellers brave or tough enough to make the desert crossing.
Torch takes its name and wealth from the ever-burning fire arising near the summit of the mountain. Unlike any natural flame, the torch burns with a violet light and is hot enough to melt any metal, including Adamantite, Mithril and Skymetal. A collection of craftsmen have taken up residence around the fire, and their work fetches astronomical prices around the world.
In addition, the town is a hub for adventurers and treasure-hunters. Many interesting items of unknown origin have been found in the area surrounding the town, as if some ancient civilisation was buried here…