The capital city of Volrich, built along the river Volken. Was a major center of population before the Nyord Invasion, after which it lost prominence to Shaol, the territorial capital during Nyord rule. After the Withdrawal, Chief Karnik Irg (Later King Iorg I Karnik) consolidated his power base in Urden, and proclaimed it the capital of his Volrich kingdom. His son, Iorg II, conducted a major urban renewal project in Urden, tearing down miles of shanties and makeshift infrastructure, and spending much of the Volrich treasury on rebuilding an imposing capital of black stone that quickly grew into one of the largest cities in the world. Population 120,000.