Stormhome & Eberron
Once part of Aundair, Thaliost was occupied by Thrane during the Last War and never regained independence — perhaps the most visible defeat Aundair suffered during the War. It has consistently had unrest and even rebellion against its occupation, but never successfully. Recently, it has been ruled by the brutal Archbishop Solhar Dariznu, whose repression has sparked greater sympathy for the rebels among the common populace.
After the attempted execution of the hobgoblin cultist Naelguhr, the city was invaded by demons summoned in a ritual sparked by the cultist’s death. Seizing the moment, the rebels struck, and the city was reduced to chaos as ardent loyalists of the Church of the Silver Flame fought to keep control of the city, zealous rebels fought to capture it, and both struggled to minimize the slaughter of innocents by the demonic invaders.