The city of Phelzel was the second-largest in Semphar, about half the size of Dhaztanar, and a major trading city for that nation, primarily focusing on lumber from the Shalhoond. It was in Phelzel that lumber was finished, and shipped to other ports on the Gbor Nor.
Due to its lumber industry, as well as being located along the lake, Phelzel was an important ship-building city, building many of the small boats and merchant vessels that sailed Gbor Nor's waters.
Semphar law was poorly enforced in the city, with many illegal shops paying bribes to local government officials to get them to turn a blind eye to their operations. Because law was so poorly enforced here, a number of thieves guilds operated in the city, which in turn drew a number of mercenaries and wizards to the city as well.