Absalom is the center of civilization in the Inner Sea region. Located on the Isle of Kortos on the Inner Sea itself, Absalom is the largest city in the known world.
According to legend, the mortal hero Aroden raised the ancient artifact called the Starstone from the bottom of the sea to form the Isle of Kortos, and in so doing ascended to godhood. This was in Year 1 of Absalom Reckoning. He then built the Cathedral of the Starstone on this island, and over the years,the city of Absalom grew around it.