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Capital of the old kingdom of Anauria, Amazandar was known as the City of Gems.[1]


Amazandar lied west of the Desertsmouth Mountains. Due west of the peak, Rausrawna (known as Mount Shaddath to citizens of Anauria)[2].


Amazandar, as the capital of Anauria, dominated trade between Anauria, Asram, and Hlondath. The city lay above gem rich veins reached by numerous deep shafts and tunnels[1].


Founded about -339 DR, the city would eventually have to contend with the encroaching Anauroch desert[3]. In 111 DR, pressures from the encroaching desert combined with large raids of goblins led by the orc shaman Andegril the Wise, caused the collapse of the kingdom of Anauria. Its survivors melted away into the surrounding kingdoms, melded into nomadic tribes or perished in the harsh conditions[4].

Rumors and LegendsEdit

Beneath the city lies the fabulous tomb of King Thausimbel the Wise and his daughter, Queen Shaddara the Fair. (The ruins are actually covering the keystone of a portal network for the old kingdom of Anauria, with its other side being located in the Dungeon of Swords in the Serpent Kingdoms[2].


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Greg A. Vaughan, Skip Williams, Thomas M. Reid (November 2007). Anauroch: The Empire of Shade. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 133. ISBN 0-7869-4362-9.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Richard Baker, Ed Bonny, Travis Stout (February 2005). Lost Empires of Faerûn. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 104. ISBN 0-7869-3654-1.
  3. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 48. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  4. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 63. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.

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