Deorcnysse, the quest darkling city, seems to be very buggy.
- No defense. It has been completely undefended in two of games I've seen it - once as the beta and now with shipping 1.30 version of Legendary Heroes other than the built in city militia. There should be some sort of garrison there no? After a new turns the wandering monsters do seem to like to attack but that could just be the "challenging" monster AI I am playing at.
- The city never seems be able to specialize into a town or fortress or conclave. I've taken over the city at size 9 and size 7 and pumped growth and even when it reaches new levels nothing happens.
On a side note, in the game on the beta I build a city adjacent to the area no problem but once I build a monument in that city every single wandering monster beelined it to that city to attack it. It was kind of awesome due to the sheer amount of troops attacking it was tough to hang on to. This eventually cleared the area of wandering monsters.