Gulsk is situated in the mountainous eastern region of Lotan which is littered with rich iron and gem deposits. Because of the booming mining industry, most Gulskans are miners, jewelers, blacksmiths or merchants. Gulsk exports some of the finest armor, weapons, and jewelry to be found anywhere in the world.
The city of Gulsk is carved into the side of a mountain and is a veritable steel fortress. Broad steel walls and tall shining parapets protect the city from invasions. Many of the mining communities around Gulsk are connected to one another by long underground tunnels and caves. There are rumors that some of the deepest and most-lucrative mines are mined by slaves, but any Gulskan that you might meet denies such rumors.
By its geography, Gulsk is more isolated than the other two city states. The only safe way to reach Gulsk is by boat and then a travel up the Razorcliff river, but in the spring the current is too strong to proceed inland. There is a mountain pass between eastern Kyre and Gulsk but the heightened threat of orcs makes travel without military escort extremely dangerous. Thus it is no surprise that not many Gulskan traders have reached Kyre and Westport this year, but those few which did quickly headed back once their wares were offloaded.