Jalaya is a fairly new town owned in joint operation by House Juder and House Raekon. It was built for several purposes, among them lumber, easier slave trading, and an easier way to send military aid to Grontos lands. With the influence of Juder, the city states relatively crime-free. However, its proximity to the Equator makes it blisteringly hot, and its proximity to the Green Horn puts it under frequent threat of storms and monster invasion. Still, there are many who willingly choose to live here (more than Laceron, anyway) though they rely on the influence of local Juderan Knights to feel safe.