Surbar received most of the gold and iron mined from the mountains. Metalworking, weapon-smithing, shipping, and spices were Surbar's primary industries. Baron Kasnchil's policy of accepting all kinds of trade through Surbar made it a popular port and a prosperous city, but this knew no limits: even Dambrathan pirates could dock there to resupply and refit.
Surbar was home to nearly 15,000 people, making it the second-largest city in Ulgarth. More than anywhere else in the kingdom, demihumans were common here, thanks to the dwarven mining trade from the mountains.