Known as the City of Wind, Airship Central, and "The Old Rustbucket", Windhaven is a flying city, built in 1756 by a group of airship guilds as a headquarters... then slowly grew into the thriving flying metropolis is in today in 1840. Currently a neutral ground for all nations, it maintains it's independance with an enthusiastic volunteer elite military known as the WindGaurd. It has three districts, with each one layered on top of the other sandwich style. From top to bottom they are: Sunside, GasBags, and IronWorks. Sunside is the upper class district, and the only part of the city that sees regular sunshine all day since it's above the enourmous envelopes of gas that keep the city afloat. Gasbags is the largest of the three, forming the middle of tiers and containing the sea of canvas and cloth that forms the city's precious lift. Middle to lower-middle class lives here, maintaining both the docks and the city's interior and providing most of the labor. IronWorks forms the underside of the city, and is seen as the festering but required hole. The sun almost never shines here, having been intercepted by the two districts above and the cloud of smoke from the boilers and furnaces. Ironworks is the home to the lower class, living in conditions little better than needed for survival... and in some cases not even then.
Extra info: University
Windhaven is home to the world renowned University of Sciences and Magics, a school for both the wealthy and the exceptional. Graduating from this university is a prestigious honor, made even harder by the 50% or more dropout rates due to the fast paced and hands-on curriculum. Length of attendance varies, and you are listed by rank from your accomplishments. Apprentices are those who just enrolled, and are the most basic students signified by the leather rune-medallion. Journeymen have show proficiency in one field or the other, and this is usually the highest honor attained by it's students. These individuals are signified by a brass rune-medallion. Masters are usually specialized, and have reached the point that their own research yields more results than learning from others. Signified by a gold medallion, this is the highest rank available short of the one and only Grand Master. The Grandmaster is the "principal" of the school, ensuring it's run smoothly... and is usually acknowledged as the best mage/scientist the world has to offer.