Age of Ascension
Candora is the youngest of the city states, having originally been a simple settlement on a large island west of Niezno. In its simple beginnings it was a small colony established by the Cartographers Guild and as time went on the guild would frequently pay people to move there so that they may help the colony grow and protect it from the northern tribes that would occasionally raid the settlement. The people who lived there discovered that it was simpler and less dangerous to peacefully deal with the northern tribes and work with them, rather than just attacking them immediately.
This helped Candora grow much quicker than the Cartographers Guild expected and due to the settlements isolation from the rest of the continent they eventually threw off any ties with the guild and became an independent state. It’s leaders knew though that it could not survive entirely on their own, and decided to join the Gelamen Nation as its newest city-state.
Capitol City: Candora, a coastal city with several rings of protective walls surrounding it. Directly outside the city all the forestland as far as the eye can see, to warn those ontop of its walls of any approaching hostile tribes. Any tribe that wishes to approach the city en masse must first send a rider forth to inform the guards and even then only a certain percentage of its people are allowed within the city walls. Due to this a massive trade bazaar is just outside the citys walls.