|Area||Savage Frontier, Northwest Faerûn|
|Population||6000 in 1366 DR|
|Ruler|| Belleethe Kheldorna in 1366 DR|
Alahar Khaumfros in 1361 DR
|Inhabitants of Yartar|
|Locations in Yartar|
|Organizations in Yartar|
Yartar was a fortified city standing on the east bank of the River Dessarin. It was connected by a fortified bridge to a citadel on the west bank where the Evermoor Way (linking Triboar and Silverymoon crossed the Dessarin. It was a crossroads trading town, so it was always bustling with caravans entering and leaving its walls.
In 1361 DR, Baron Alahar Khaumfros attempted to further a plot to provoke the Lords' Alliance (particularly Waterdeep) to war against Ruathym on behalf of the Kraken Society and Luskan. He was foiled in his attempt when Liriel Baenre, Fyodor, and Caladorn Cassalanter discovered the plot.
The ruler of Yartar, the Waterbaron, was elected for life. The Waterbaron in 1366 DR was Belleethe Kheldorna. This position was previously held by Alahar Khaumfros, who had inherited the position from his father and who was later revealed to be the leader of the Kraken Society. Khaufros employed the doppelganger Semmonemily to do his dirty work and had an elderly steward was named Cladence.
Places of InterestEdit
- The central market
- An open area marketplace filled with many stalls selling all sorts of goods, including crystal perfume bottles from Calimshan, magical potions, and spellcasting components of great rarity and power. Known locally as the Fishyard, this mazelike market always has fish caught from the Three Rivers on sale and even in the depths of winter, ice fishermen bring their wares to the stalls.
- Beldabar's Rest
- Probably the most unusual human-built in the North. It's located underground, beneath Yartar's central market.
- Dannath's Pickles, Nuts, & Foods
- A high-priced but very well-stocked food shop.
- Happy Hall of Fortuitous Happenings
- The local temple of Tymora.
- The Shield Tower
- The tower is home to the 150 mounted guards of Yartar.
- Winter Winds
- A expensive, but excellent quality, clothing store.
- Tangled Webs (minor)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North, p. 93. TSR, Inc. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Elaine Cunningham (May 1998). Tangled Webs, p. 125. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-0698-7.
- ↑ Elaine Cunningham (March 2003). Tangled Webs. Wizards of the Coast. ISBN 0-7869-2959-6.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North, p. 217. TSR, Inc. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North, p. 94. TSR, Inc. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North, p. 96. TSR, Inc. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North, p. 97. TSR, Inc. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.
- ↑ Ed Greenwood (1993). Volo's Guide to the North, p. 100. TSR, Inc. ISBN 1-5607-6678-6.