World of Gaus
The first city to rise and begin its travels was the Thaig of Iban. Being the oldest, it maintains more of the old traditions than any of its counterparts, and is often referred to as “archaic” by foreign dwarf elite; specifically for having the least advanced power plants. Every 10 years Iban uses a giant mechanism to uproot a mountain, which powers its colossal movements and provides stone and steel for its forges and sculptors. Though experts do assist in the extraction of finer and valuable ores, this is only after the mountain has been broken up by the massive machinery, quite capable of extracting all other resources within a single year. The mountain is always purchased legally from whatever country might own it. Once it has been completely mined, the city will replace the mountain with soil leftover from the previous extraction, now enriched with advanced fertilizers. Rather than a barren hole, the dwarves leave a large lucrative farm land for the patron country to take advantage of. Due to the extensive use of these mountains the city has a large diversity of wild life, roaming freely through the city, its open parks and artificial biomes.
Whenever a mountain is taken it marks the beginning of the dwarvan festival of the moons, which lasts two months. Iban is the only city where outsiders can experience the entirety of this important dwarvan festival, as it is common in other cities to bar large portions of the festival to all non-citizens. This brings a huge influx of trade – a rare opportunity to purchase dwarvan goods, and to try one’s hand at making it rich in one of the biggest markets in the world – but also tons of tourists, who get the rare chance to experience the ancient dwarven culture. Iban is the second fastest city but stops regularly at nearly every city to offer trade.
An enormous planetoid floating through air largely uncontrolled. Has its own gravitational pull. Allows everyone and everything aboard, so it’s basically an enormous garbage ball run by bleeding hearts with little managerial skill.