From the introduction:
Raglesborg! The name is a byword for all that is wrong with Inzae. Peopled by thieves, rapscallions, bandits, reavers, cutthroats, refugees, and murderers, it is more a den of brigands than it is a city. The rabble who live here belong to no principality nor fall under the rule of any who call themselves lord or king. Many of those wretched seafarers who pirate the waters of the southern Interzae, the cruel bandits who roam the dark roads of the Graffenvold, and the outlaws preying on the weak in the war-torn Gravia eventually make their way to this city of thieves. They come to trade ill-gotten goods or revel in sins with the plunder of their criminal labors for here, there is no fear of arrest or execution for their crimes and indulgences. It is, indeed, more accurate to describe Raglesborg as an asylum for those wanted throughout the Graffenvold, the Gravia and beyond. It is a city with no connection to the world other than as a resting place for those transiting from one crime to the next.