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The old Royal Palace, now the dwelling of the Jarl of Eastmarch.

Windhelm (Dovahzul: Suleyksejun do Junne, City of Kings, lit. "Realm of Kings") is a city located in northeastern Cortoriacum. It serves as the capital of Eastmarch Hold. It is also the oldest city in Cortoriacum, though it does not serve as the capital. It is believed that Windhelm is one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world.

The city sits on the Yogrim Estuary, which flows into the Sea of Ghosts. The city is one of the wealthiest in Eurasia, but also has one of the poorest Christian populations in the whole empire. These Christians are sequestered into what is called the Gray Quarter, or New Gnisis, which is a filthy, decrepit ghetto which was previously entirely abandoned. It is claimed that the city periodically cuts off utilities to the Quarter as a cost-cutting measure.

The city is frequently the site of friendly competitions between Clan Shatter-Shield and Clan White-Mane, who have been the ruling families of the city for centuries.