Romance of the Four Elements
The city you are in is called Garriland, the Magic City, The Pride of Merkator, and The Jewel of the West. As the nickname, “Magic City” implies, there are a number of magical academies and guilds present here. Most have either vaults upon vaults of libraries, or are located near libraries, and give generous donations for their proper maintenance. Inventors and entrepreneurs also take advantage of the wealth of information and learning while they search for the next, “big thing.”
Garriland is connected to other cities in Merkator by railways, and to other far-away places by airports.
The markets and economy of Garriland, while not quite as robust as those Lokarrian or Glairhound, are more than strong enough to support the nearly one million people living here, their quiet, yet productive work lives, and their family and leisurely activities with at least some small degree of comfort. They use the productive efforts of their unleashed minds to greatly benefit the quality and length of their own lives and those of others by continuously expanding on an ever-increasing number of wondrous inventions.