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Iriaebor (pronounced: /ɪəriˈbɔːreer-ee-AY-bore[3]), also known as the Overland City and the City of a Thousand Spires, was a large city in Sunset Vale in the Western Heartlands region of west Faerûn.[4]

GeographyEdit

Iriaebor

Iriaebor and surrounding area in 1479 DR

The city stood on a sprawling ridge above the north fork of the river Chionthar.[5] The ridge itself was known locally as the Tor.[6]

GovernmentEdit

In the 14th century DR, Lord Bron ruled the city, and carefully followed the dictates of a forty-person voting merchant council.[2]

TradeEdit

Iriaebor carried the caravan trade on The Dusk Road over the rapids and rough water of the upper Chionthar river, and linked up with the Trader's Road.[4]

DefenseEdit

The Shield of Iriaebor was the name of the armed forces of the city. They acted to both police the city and patrol the surrounding lands. They were well-armed.[2]

Notable LocationsEdit

Iriaebor

A map of Iriaebor in 1358 DR.

The city was split into three sections: the Docks, at the bottom of the ridge on the river Chionthar; the Old City, built on the ridge itself; and the Lower City, on the flat lands on top of the ridge.[4] Space was limited in the city, so the locals simply built upwards. Many-storied towers rose from all over the city, joined to one another by bridges. The city streets were narrow and winding, covered in shadows.[2]

BusinessesEdit

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OrganizationsEdit

InhabitantsEdit

A person from Iriaebor was known as an Iriaeben or Iriaeban.[7]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ed Greenwood (August 1992). “The Everwinking Eye: Words To The Wise”. In Jean Rabe ed. Polyhedron #74 (TSR, Inc.), p. 14–15.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 90. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  3. Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms). (TSR, Inc), p. 54. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 202. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  5. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 228. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  6. Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 203. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  7. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 73. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.