This is the city of Shadowfall, which you guys are currently heading towards. It was once a beautiful, coastal city called Cresthill, but when the war between the Imperium and the Free Cities of the West was waged, the city burned. Many of it's citizens died and their ash covered the city like a shadow. Those who didn't die in the fires, abandoned the city. Once the war ended, and peace was brokered, the mercenaries and warriors, left without a war to fight began to settle into the abandoned city. The citizens began to call it by it's new name, Shadowfall, which it has been called for the twenty years since.