The trading city of Ankhpur lies just to south of the Winterwood on the northern coast of the Lake of Steam. Originally the city was was controlled by trading guilds but they were infiltrated by the Fire Scales Cult of Yaun-ti. When the Fire Scales control of the city was lifted buy a band of adventurers the ruling factions of the city fell into turmoil. Shortly after strange phenomena begin appearing in the sky and magic began going haywire as well as effecting everyday life. A meteor came through a black rift in the sky leveling a large percentage of the center of the city. The meteor blossomed into a large structure surrounded by conical shapes now known as a zerg hive and creatures ( zerg) began pouring into the streets of Ankhpur causing death and destruction. The same adventures who defeated the Fire Scales Cult arrived in huge golem like constructs smashing their way into the zerg hive and defeating the zerg. A year after the catastrophe Ankhpur still is recovering from the devastation of the incident of the zerg invasion. The city is now controlled mostly by the Free Captains represented by Captain Madavo who is Mayor of Ankhpur and his second in command General Quava. It is rumored that General Quava though posing as an elf is actually Drow. Ankhpur has become a strong hub of trade again in the Lake of Steam region and is an up and coming city to find rare and exotic items. Including magic items either through its many shops or its notorious black market. Ankhpur has also seen an increase in import of magic drugs into the city and the cities fast growing hedonistic districts catering to drinking , gambling and entertainment of all kinds including drugs, dancing night clubs, and sex.