Surbar was sheltered safely within the bay of the Golden Water. It stood on the coast, southwest of the Galuil Mountains.[note 1] Sunrise in springtime made the Mountains of Gold a beautiful sight.
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.
- ↑ The source says "southeast of the Galuil Mountains", but this must be in error. On the maps, Surbar is depicted to the southwest of the nearby mountains.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Tom Prusa (1993). The Shining South. (TSR, Inc), p. 78. ISBN 1-56076-595-X.