Rostod is a major city and the capital of Starikland within The Union. It is periodically troubles. During the events of Best Served Cold, King Jezal the First used the rebellion in the city as an excuse not to send support to his father-in-law, Grand Duke Orso of Talins. Rostod sent Levy troops to the Battle of the Heroes, where they are badly mauled on the first day of the decisive three day battle. During the events of Red Country, the city again rebelled, and the trouble was brutally crushed, with many of the rebels massacred.