Hightower is a highly organized city, where martial authority and power define the culture. Once the pride of the Valley, Hightower was eclipsed when new trade routes brought Garinham to greater prominence. The two cities have been rivals since that time, spurred on further by their drastically differing outlooks.
The Tonth family has ruled the city for several centuries as the de facto head of the military dictatorship. They reflect the values of Hightower, leading with severe authority.