|Demographics||70% human, 12% halfling, 8% dwarf, 4% elf, 4% gnome, 2% other|
|Leader||Mayor Radas Menadian|
Source: Andoran, Spirit of Liberty, pg(s). 17
Augustana was founded in 1707 AR by General Khastalus of Corentyn, as part of his campaign against the native barbarian tribes of the Arthfell Forest. As a major naval port in first the Taldan and later the Empire of Cheliax, it was eclipsed in importance a century ago by the capital of Almas.
The harbor of Augustana is divided in two parts, the inner harbor, called the "fresh harbor", and the outer harbor, called the "salt harbor". Around the salt harbor is the industrial heart of the city, including shipyards and dry docks both military and civilian. Entrance to the fresh harbor is restricted to small fishing ships and river traffic because of two large bridges, the Fleet Bridge and Market Bridge. The giant coastal Fort Constance which protects the harbor and the Arsenal Island is located on Aegis Hill to the south.
Augustana consists of seven districts. The Arsenal District, in the shadow of Arsenal Island, has a lot of shipyards for commercial vessels and manages most of the foreign trade. Copperdown District is at the north edge of the fresh harbor and features many warehouses, decrepit houses, and shanties. It is home of the lower classes of the city. On both sides of the river, Fleet District is the commercial heart of Augustana. South of the river lies Oldtown District which is the historic center of the city, featuring large squares, statues, fountains, and marble-fronted buildings. The most money and influence of Augustana are concentrated here. The Augustana's Shipyard District is the place where every Andoran warship is produced. The hillside fronting the harbor has been carved and a number of cradles for the construction of elaborated warships have been formed there. On the south gentle slope of the Aegis Hill, the Slopes District is the district where the manors of the wealthy citizens are located. North of the harbor is the Admiralty Hill district which is home to wealthy transient population of naval officers and merchants.
In addition to building most of the ships serving in Andoran's navy, Augustana houses the vast majority of the nation's naval might; Arsenal Island houses much of the nation's naval firepower, the approach to which is guarded by Fort Constance, a stone fortification under the command of Andoran's Consul Admiral.
The shipyards of Augustana produce the majority of vessels in Andoran's navy, as well as ships built for civilian clients. Additionally, the city's numerous docks see regular traffic from foreign traders.
Augustana saw the establishment of the first bank of the nation of Andoran, the Forester’s Endowments, and though it is no longer headquartered within the city, banking remains prevalent within Augustana; the city is currently home to the main branch of the bank run by House Vaylen, a series of catacombs known as the Depthless Vaults.
Halflings are the second largest racial group in the city after the humans making Augustana one of the main halfling settlements in the Inner Sea Region; in Andoran, only Almas, the capital, has more resident halflings. Many Augustanan halflings have successfully fled lives of slavery in Cheliax. In Augustana, halflings work as shipbuilders and merchants.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 60-63. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- ↑ Erik Mona et al. (2008). Campaign Setting, p. 201. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-112-1
- ↑ James Jacobs et al. (2011). The Inner Sea World Guide, p. 44. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-269-2
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 Jonathan Keith, et al. (2010). Andoran, Spirit of Liberty, p. 17. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-205-0
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Jonathan Keith, et al. (2010). Andoran, Spirit of Liberty, p. 17. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-205-0
- ↑ Jonathan Keith, et al. (2010). Andoran, Spirit of Liberty, p. 12. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-205-0
- ↑ Hal Maclean and Amber E. Scott. (2010). Halflings of Golarion, p. 13. Paizo Publishing, LLC. ISBN 978-1-60125-278-4