The streets of Cimbar were beautiful and clean. It was divided into two halves, Old Cimbar and New Cimbar. Old Cimbar contained the Palace of the Sceptanar and the University. New Cimbar had the largest port in the region and many homes and shops, as well as theaters, a hippodrome, and an arena.
The armed forces of Cimbar numbered 15,000 persons total in 1357 DR. Of these, 100 were mounted air cavalry, riding griffons; 100 were artillery mages; 1,300 were marines; 9,000 were infantry; and 2,500 were regular cavalry. In addition to the official soldiers, about six different mercenary companies were in the city as well.
During the Time of Troubles, riots and panic broke out in the city. Nicos Nathos came out of retirement to help deal with these events but died from the exertion. He was named a War Hero of Chessenta for his actions.
In the late half of the 14th century DR, the shadow adept Aeron Morieth deposed the previous Sceptanar and ruled the city for several months. After this short time, he appointed a woman named Melisanda from Arrabar to succeed him.
- The Dragoneye Dealing Coster
- This merchant company had its headquarters in the city.
- The Halls of the Sea-Born
- This temple complex was dedicated to Umberlee.
- The Palace of the Sceptanar
- This was the palace of the ruler of the city, located in Old Cimbar.
- The University
- This school was said to be the greatest center of learning in all the Realms.
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