Summerholm is a city in Callow. It was known as the Gate of the East, because it blocked the only bridge across the Hwaerte River, making it nearly impossible for Praes to invade mainland Callow without conquering it.Such a feat was only ever accomplished twice in the city's entire history, by Dread Empress Triumphant and by Amadeus.
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Unlike Laure, Summerholm was carefully planned out before it was built, with defense a major consideration. The streets were built wide enough that archers on the perimeter walls would be able to fire into them, and there were numerous dead-end streets filled with arrow slits, which could be used as killing fields against any invaders who made a wrong turn onto them.