Lake Lumana is the capitol of Luminaria. Legend has it that the city was built by dwarven craftsmen as a gift to the first emperor of Esperona. The craftsmen are said to have poured all of their energy into their work, imbuing the walls of the city and the buildings with the greatest of dwarven runes and magic, thus ensuring that the city would never fall. While the legend of the unsackable city has proven true to date, it would seem to owe as much to the preparations of her people as to any actual protections in the walls themselves. The city is dominated by grand bridges that span both the lake and the River of Life. The majesty of the bridges is such that there are few who doubt the dwarven claims to the city’s creation for the city far outshines the beauty of any other human settlement.
When the church of Lumana seized control of the government of Esperona following the death of Emperor Galbrad IX, the “coup” was relatively peaceful and few buildings were damaged, much less destroyed. The church, in taking over the nation, installed a theocratic monarchy headed by Emperor Ignatius Hawkstrom, who also serves as the titular head of the church. Emperor Hawkstrom rules from the palace in the center of the city.