Yhaunn (pronounced: /əˈhɔːnuh-HAWN[2]) was a coastal city of Sembia built on an old quarry site.[3]


The city was built on the site of an ancient quarry.[4] Many great buildings in Selgaunt, Saerloon, Westgate, Alaghôn, Cimbar, and Velprintalar were built with Yhauntan stone.[5]

In 1385 DR, during the Spellplague. the cliffs that surrounded the city broke away and became earthmotes, in the process killing tens of thousands of inhabitants.[1]

The shadovar masters of Sembia helped the city recover and by 1479 DR it had even more residents than before the Spellplague.[1]






  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 177. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  2. Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms). (TSR, Inc), p. 92. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
  3. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 118. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  4. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 190. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  5. Don Bassingthwaite, Dave Gross (December 2005). Mistress of the Night. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 12. ISBN 0-7869-3346-1.