Source: Campaign Setting, pg(s). 115
The huge city of Chesed (pronounced CHES-ed) is the last port of call for most pilgrims heading for the fourth Medevian Crusade before they reach their final destination of Mendev. It is the final port (or first depending on the direction of travel) along the length of the Sellen River sitting where the River meets the Lake of Mists and Veils and is often shrouded by the fog that gives the Lake its name. Chesed is under much tighter control by the rulers of Numeria than some of the other cities like Castle Urion and Hajoth Hakados which belong to Numeria in name only. As the last city that pilgrims visit in Numeria the Black Sovereign, ruler of Numeria, sees this as the last chance to squeeze every drop of money from the visiting pilgrims. The Technic League who support the Black Sovereign employ a variety of methods to separate the pilgrims from their money, including gambling houses, crooked merchants and river bandits. It is not uncommon for a pilgrim who has visited Chesed to arrive in Mendev with nothing but his weapon and his faith and even that is sometime shaken by his experiences along the Sellen.