The Age of Man
Ilshofen is known as the dual city- the City Above, which fills a sprawling mountain valley; and the City Below, which extends into and under the mountains. Both are massive in scale and extremely defensible. The alliance of tribal leaders who banded together to prevent the Ba’al Nation from overwhelming them still exists today, as the Free Council that oversees governance of both cities.
As the only major city never to have fallen to the Dragonborn empire, the Dwarves, Gnomes, and Giants of Ilshofen have kept to many of their old traditions rather than embracing the ways of the Celestial Church.