The source of Ajayib's wealth was cultivated on the steep hills which rose above the city. Though famous for their splendid coffee, Ajayib also exported fruits, frankincense, aromatic gums. The productions of bright dyes was also a major portion of their trade dealings.
Natives of Ajayib were proud to live on the frontier. They were generally independent, strong-willed, and opinionated.
The city guard of Ajayib numbered 8,000 soldiers and 2,000 cavalry. The Calipha personally commanded an elite unit of farisan that numbered 300 soldiers. Ajayib's navy numbered six ships used to combat pirates and western raiders.
Rumors & Legends
It was rumored that Ajayib was built upon the foundation of a much older city. The ancient settlement was supposedly carved into the cliffs shadowing Ajayib. A series of caves could be found in these cliffs, and though they were looted generations ago, many believed that Ajayib's savage ancestors still prowled the dark caverns.
- Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Fortunes and Fates). (TSR, Inc), p. 33. ISBN 978-1560763291.