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The Hisil is a mixed up place with two very opposed spirit courts trying to use the Uratha to press their agenda. The court of Venta Civitas is the more city/civilisation based court; it comprises of spirits of roads, building, stone, suburbs, etc. The court of Venta Icenorum (usually referred to as Venta Barbarous by the Venta Civitas) comprises of the more nature/survival based spirits including spirits of blood, hunting, animals, etc. Since the death of Harold Peacebringer the two courts have become more militant towards one another, and the balance of power in the Hisil is falling apart.
A major landmark of the Hisil in Norwich is the outer ringroad (A140, A146, and A1042) which glows slightly in the shadow, perhaps with its own spirit, or perhaps just a manifestation of the perception of the road as the boundary of the city. Mostly the area inside the road is the territory of the Venta Civitas and the area outside the territory of the Venta Icenorum, save for the golden triangle and the area immediately around Whitlingham great broad where the two spirit courts vie for territory.
The territory of Venta Civitas is heavily industrialised with heavy Roman and Georgian influences, even if the incursion of Venta Icenorum makes these buildings look more like old abandoned factories. The essence supply in their territory is steady, but not particularly bountiful, and mostly seems to be the more civilisation based essences: Roads, Pollution, Emotions, etc. The court seems to be rife with internal differences but the spirits rarely go out to destroy and consume one another, even if they won't lift a finger to assist one another.
The territory of Venta Icenorum is wild and marshy. Even where the marshes have drained in the real world they remain the the Hisil, dark and dangerous to outsiders. The spirits hold gatherings across their territory and are somewhat more likely to band together against others than Venta Civitas. The essence supply in their territory is much more seasonal than that of Venta Civitas, waning especially in the winter, but in the spring it is much more bountiful. The court of Venta Icenorum is mostly thought to be a subject court of the Court of Talon and Fang but the spirits rarely speak of any greater affiliation.
The area around Norwich is filled with Pure packs, and has been since time immemorial, up until the death of Harold Peacebringer they contented themselves to small scale deniable raids into the city and other Forsaken territory. Since his death, however, they began to become more bold in their raids but their inter-pack conflicts have recently caused the areas of territory nearest the city to be less patrolled than usual and perhaps ready to be taken.
The Forsaken in the city have to contend with a large powerful pack enforcing old traditions and holding important sites. The Colonia Caestor are, according to them at least, a pack with roots they claim can be traced back all the way to the Roman occupation of Britain. They are at least 10 Forsaken strong and hold the territory around the centre of the city, as well as Caistor St. Edmund. They run their pack as if it were the Roman Senate and treat their wolfblooded retainers and families almost like slaves, not endearing them to the smaller packs nearby, and try to enforce their beliefs on nearby packs. The Colonia are all Storm Lords, and have never allowed any other tribe to enter their pack until May 2015.