The Free City of Hafayah, located along the Al-Kufr river, was characterized by the dark colors of its buildings and the dress of its citizens, who were somber, secretive and suspicious toward strangers. Politically the City of Secrets suffered from the underhanded dealings following the poisoning of the former sultan and most of his family[as of when?].
- Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), pp. 71–72. ISBN 978-1560763291.