The plain and colorless avenues of Hilm were well patrolled and kept clean of vagabonds and ruffians.
The caliph of Hilm was Abir al-Farhan in 1367 DR.[note 1] The citizens of Hilm were the most liberal out of all the Pantheist cities, perhaps because of the city's closer proximity to mighty Huzuz.
Hilm was renowned for the cleanliness and hospitality found within its hospices. Because of this many travelers making the holy pilgrimage to Huzuz often chose to pass through Hilm on foot. Any trouble to be found in Hilm was often brought from beyond the city's walls.
The Sword of the True Gods kept 2,000 infantry and 1,000 cavalry stationed in Hilm. An additional 1,000 city guard kept the peace. The caliph's personal guard included three units of mamluks from the Exalted Mamluk Society numbering 900 men.
Rumors & Legends
Hilm was believed to be the first city after Huzuz to receive the Law of the Loregiver. The gods worshiped in Hilm at the time were the first to become enlightened, thus setting the tone for Pantheist Enlightenment throughout the region.
- Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 96. ISBN 978-1560763291.
- Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 97. ISBN 978-1560763291.
- Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Maps). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 978-1560763291.
- Rick Swan (1994). Caravans (Cardsheets). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 1-56076-903-3.