Fandom

Forgotten Realms Wiki

West Zakhara

21,009pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

West Zakhara was a giant peninsula that contained the arid plateau of the High Desert, populated by nomadic tribes, in the north, and the wealthy Pearl Cities, centers of trade, in the south.[4][5][6][7]

GeographyEdit

The only land connection to the rest of the Land of Fate lay towards the north, where the edge of the Mountains of the Lizard's Tongue met the area around Qudra. Otherwise, west Zakhara was surrounded by water: the Great Sea with the mysterious land of Akota to the west, the Crowded Sea with the archipelagos of Al-Sartan and Nada al-Hazan to the south and southeast. Towards interior Zakhara, the Golden Gulf and the Cities of the Pantheon beyond lay to the east, Suq Bay and the Cities of the Heart to the northeast. Al-Tariq and the Sea of Caravans were the waters to the north.[4]

Except at the Cities of the Pearl, the borders of west Zakhara were made even more pronounced by a series of elevations, Al-Suqut Mountains, the Mountains of the Lizard's Tongue, the Spine of the Dog, and a long ridges of hills along Suq Bay.[4]

High DesertEdit

Main article: High Desert

One of Zakhara's two large deserts, the High Desert provided enough vegetation for a number of Al-Hadhar tribes to raise their livestock, though they had to stick to oases and wells during the height of summer. The central Genies' Anvil was forbidding even for these hardy nomads, it was the domain of a tribe of jann.[4][5][8]

Pearl CitiesEdit

Main article: Pearl Cities

Beyond the Range of the Marching Camels to the south lay the Cities of the Pearl along the western shores of the Golden Gulf and the Crowded Sea. Trade, mainly in luxury goods, was paramount here, giving rise to many rich merchants but also leaving large parts of their population pennyless.[4][7]

AjayibEdit

Main article: Ajayib

The young City of Wonders, at the mouth of Al-Malfa River, had a frontier location and attitude as the westernmost of the Pearl Cities. It's wealth was based on growing and trading coffee and other luxury products.[4][9]

GanaEdit

Main article: Gana

The City of Riches, located where Al-Sabiya River flows into Gana Bay, is indeed rich from their produce of pearls and frankincense. It is also famous for the Festival of the Pearl, raucously celebrated each year.[4][10]

JumlatEdit

Main article: Jumlat

The crowded City of Multitudes, at the mouth of Al-Fatir River, depended heavily on pearl diving for its income. Only a small class reaped the profits, leaving many of the inhabitants in poverty.[4][11]

SikakEdit

Main article: Sikak

The City of Coins, at the mouth of Al-Nuhas River, gained its wealth by fishing the teeming sea between its mainland coast and Maribar Island. Its people were informal as far as appearences were concerned, but distrustful of foreigners.[4][12]

TajarEdit

Main article: Tajar

The City of Trade, at the mouth of Al-Adib River, lay at the crossroads of a number of different areas of Zakhara, and haggling and trade of the widest variety of goods defined the life of its inhabitants.[4][13][14]

AppendixEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 124. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  2. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 45. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  3. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 14. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Maps). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 978-1560763291.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 36. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  6. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 28. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 85. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  8. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 39. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  9. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 86. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  10. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), pp. 87–88. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  11. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), pp. 89–90. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  12. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), pp. 90, 92. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  13. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), pp. 92–93. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  14. David Cook (October 1992). Golden Voyages (Map Booklet). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 978-1560763314.

ConnectionsEdit

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki