The Gunworks of Alkenstar City was built in 1903 AR[1] and has been the primary source of firearms in the Grand Duchy and the rest of the world ever since. Manufacturing only one small-arms weapon a day and five siege weapons a year, one would think this massive facility highly inefficient considering its size and twelve-hour workdays. In fact, the Gunworks is capable of a much higher rate of production but maintains a slow schedule to keep the market price of the weapons artificially high by limiting supply. This conservative approach also helps ensure the safety of the small nation, as it is estimated that Alkenstar keeps over ninety percent of the weapons they manufacture, making them one of the most heavily defended kingdoms in the Inner Sea region.[2]