Hlan is a city of about 15000 people on the central-west coast of Luwedne. Like most places in the southern region of the Three Rivers, it is a city-state and its main claim to fame is gold and silver mining, which it ships to markets north, mainly in Nae and western Arimorn locations such as Real Movier, Lakkormi and the Nain port of Logisorde.
Hlan is ruled by a mayor, elected from among the merchant class every five years.
Unlike most of Luwedne, the climate around Hlan is hot and dry due to a rain shadow effect, and water shortages are occasionally issues for the people. The Akhav River flows through Hlan to the Myrtna Sea though in the dry season, it frequently dries up. A road to Eihu on the east coast follows the river, though it is rarely travelled. Hlan is practically isolated by land, as there are no other settlements of any size on the west coast of this wild island.