Ruled by House Dietur, the most influential and powerful merchant house in Cirgun, Achese is the primary port-city in the region known for its skilled craftsmen and rarities. The region is home to many of the rare spices and delicacies enjoyed by the rest of the Freshwater Sea region, and thus is a booming place of business. In addition, Cirgun is one of the few areas where excursions may be launched into the Wild Lands which is a treasure trove for natural extracts. The trade business from this is what spawned the rich city that is Achese from a simple trading port.
In addition to spices, Achese is also known for its goldsmiths who are hailed as the most skilled in the world. Jewelers from across the Freshwater Sea vie for bartering deals with the smiths.