As the kingdom's biggest and safest port, Orvyltar was its primary trade route, to the Durpar cities of Morvar and Pharsul and beyond. Indeed, the primary occupation of Orvyltar was trading, and Orvyltarans were fast gaining a reputation as local masters of commerce. Food and mingari spice from eastern Ulgarth and gold and iron from the Galuil Mountains were exported out of Orvyltar, while a wide variety of staples and luxury goods from Durpar were imported.
The harbor was guarded by three colossal towers that overlooked Copper Bay. Mounted atop each of these was a huge ballista that could fire a projectile up to a quarter of a mile (400 meters) over the bay. Drasna's father the king purchased these ballistae from Durpar (though the Durpari were Ulgarth's traditional rivals), and Drasna had them enchanted by a mage from Halruaa. By 1358 DR, these ballistae had sunk several pirate ships intent on raiding the harbor, as soon as they were in range.
The city's port and harbor were well defended, and commercial sea traffic through here was very dense.
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 Thomas Reid (October 2004). Shining South. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 180. ISBN 0-7869-3492-1.
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