An Imperfect Circle
Located on the swampy north bank of the Yellow River, Marita is the capital of The Confederation of Rivers. Marita itself is build on the river, the buildings rise out of the water. Narrow bridges connect palaces, gardens, and embassies. The lowest levels are prone to flooding, and the higher one lives, the greater their status.
The center of the city is dominated by the River Amphitheatre, now converted to house meetings of the Confederation. The embassies of the great cities are grand palaces near the Amphitheatre, while only the least cities of hte Hundred Kingdoms have embassies outside the city on the River's shores.
In addition to its location just down river from the confluence of the Yellow and Maruto Rivers, the city's saltworks ensure its economic prominence.