Crossroad City is located in the heart of Maccordia. Formerly one of the largest cities in the area, it was also an extremely active center of trade. Because of its equal distance between several other of Maccordia’s greatest cities, goods of all sorts could be acquired here. It was a cultural meting pot where races of every shape and size engaged in business with one another.
The city’s other claim to fame was the vein of Essence upon which it was built. It was quite potent, attracting some of Majeria’s greatest wizards. As the city grew so did the strength of the wizards who made their way there. They would eventually become the ruling class of Crossroad City. They established The Circle of Twelve, comprised of the most adept wizardly residents. Those that sat among the Twelve would oversee the city’s day to day growth. As a gift to the people the wizards crafted a large magical coliseum where games of sport were held regularly. It was here The Heroes of Crossroad City would begin their climb to celebrity status. Virgil the Martyr chose the Coliseum as the epicenter of the eruption that ultimately destroyed the city.
Presently, Crossroad City is little more than an animated graveyard. The vein remains tainted from the eruption to this day. As a result, the city is a large necropolis bustling with undead and all kinds of horrific magical beasts. Most sane-minded Maccordians steer clear of the once-great Crossroad City. Tales of magical treasures left behind from the city’s destruction have led many adventurers to the site. Few, if any, ever return.