A kamal was a nautical tool used by Zakharan sailors.[1]


This device was used in navigation. A kamal was made from a rectangle of wood with rope through the center. The rope was knotted at various lengths depicting specific ports. Taking a sighting on a pole star during the evening allowed a navigator to determine which direction they were currently sailing or if they were sailing along the same latitude of a port knotted on the string.[1]


Kamals could be purchased at any port city in Zakhara for less than one piece of gold.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 David Cook (October 1992). Golden Voyages (Home Port). (TSR, Inc), p. 20. ISBN 978-1560763314.