Some reasons for your PC to take interest in the city….
Eyldis is a huge city and a Huge Port for many different goods.
Verenestran Priestesses are very cute.
There have been sitings of some strange beasts that appear out of the water and steal the young women of the Verenestran temples. And the Empress has put out a reward for anyone who can find the women and the beast that is stealing them.
The surrounding islands are mostly uninhabited, and many have ancient ruins wich are said to hold treasure, though it is very dangerous,( Pirates, crazy magical wildlife and such) to go alone.
With such a huge city, there are some delinquents that keep the bounty hunters busy.