Prominently positioned at the crossroads of the Vistear and Vhatsuntide rivers, Chastel exaggerates by calling itself Lozeri’s largest city. While undoubtedly the county’s most populous community, the aggrandized township lacks the size or stature of a true city, being more akin to an overgrown farming town with a market that fills its central plaza, spreads down the main avenue, and spills forth to partially encircle the town. No walls guard Chastel, however the lumber yards and livestock markets appeal to desperate predators, the most historic being the notorious Rats of Karneik—a swarm of dire rats and their grotesque rat king.
The town of Chastel is surrounded by vibrant fields that are harvested all your long which defies explanation other than excellent sediment brought from the rivers. In the past 50 years Chastel has experienced a tremendous agriculture boon that has expanded the city tremendously. Their trade up and down the rivers has made the town prosperous. The citizens of Chastel though less xenophobic then most towns are often friendly and cheerful but are still wary of strangers. The Founder’s Day Festival is a big draw that is celebrated monthly with the Founder’s Day Feast. The strangest custom in Chastel is the keeping of stirges as pets. The Kriegler family has taken the post of Mayor for some time now, passing on the title down the generations.