Fandom

Forgotten Realms Wiki

Cimbar

20,947pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Cimbar was a city-state in the Old Empires and a sometimes-capital of the empire of Chessenta.[2][1]

GeographyEdit

Cimbar was a port city on the eastern side of the Sea of Fallen Stars.[1]

DescriptionEdit

Cimbar was known as a city of philosophy and art. Even its slaves were literate, and it required participation in the arts from its citizens.[2][1] It had colleges for both sages and artists.[1]

The streets of Cimbar were beautiful and clean. It was divided into two halves, Old Cimbar and New Cimbar. Old Cimbar contained the Palace of the Sceptanar and the University. New Cimbar had the largest port in the region and many homes and shops, as well as theaters, a hippodrome, and an arena.[2]

GovernmentEdit

Cimbar was ruled by a leader called a Sceptanar,[2][1] who was usually a wizard.[2] The ruler had absolute authority but was advised by a senate, which was elected by land-owning males.[2]

DefensesEdit

Cimbar's navy was second in size only to the navy of Thay when compared to other fleets of the Inner Sea.[2][1]

The armed forces of Cimbar numbered 15,000 persons total in 1357 DR. Of these, 100 were mounted air cavalry, riding griffons; 100 were artillery mages; 1,300 were marines; 9,000 were infantry; and 2,500 were regular cavalry. In addition to the official soldiers, about six different mercenary companies were in the city as well.[2]

HistoryEdit

Old Cimbar was founded as a port by the people of Unther 500 years before the founding of Cormyr.[2]

In 902 DR,[3] when the red dragon Tchazzar, in human disguise, united the city-states of Chessenta, he made Cimbar his capital.[1]

In 1154 DR, Cimbar was put to siege by the city-states of Akanax and Soorenar.[5]

In the late half of the 14th century DR, the shadow adept Aeron Morieth deposed the previous Sceptanar and ruled the city for several months. After this short time, he appointed a woman named Melisanda from Arrabar to succeed him.[1]

Tchazzar returned in 1373 DR, now in the form of a dragon, and took control of the city once again.[4]

Notable LocationsEdit

Until 1370 DR, when it was destroyed, the city boasted a college of wizardry.[1] Other notable sites include:

The Dragoneye Dealing Coster 
This merchant company had its headquarters in the city.[6]
The Halls of the Sea-Born 
This temple complex was dedicated to Umberlee.[citation needed]
The Palace of the Sceptanar 
This was the palace of the ruler of the city,[2][4] located in Old Cimbar.[2]
The University 
This school was said to be the greatest center of learning in all the Realms.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 183. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 Scott Bennie (1990). Old Empires. (TSR, Inc), pp. 53–54. ISBN 0-8803-8821-8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 109. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  5. Brian R. James and Ed Greenwood (September, 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 122. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.
  6. Anthony Herring, Jeff Grubb (1993). Player's Guide to the Forgotten Realms Campaign. (TSR, Inc.), p. 18. ISBN 1-56076-695-6.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki