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Innarlith was a city located on the eastern tip of the Lake of Steam. It was a city where anything could be purchased, though how legal the acquisition might be was another story.[citation needed]

GeographyEdit

The city often had a bad smell to it due to the wind that blew sulphurous air from the Lake of Steam. Sometimes the wind came from the southeast, however, and this kept the smell of the lake off of the city. [1]

The city was divided into four quarters. The docks were in the first quarter[2]. The homes of the aristocracy as well as the government buildings were located in the second quarter[3]. The third quarter contained the craftsmen [4]. The fourth quarter held many of the poor of the city[5].

GovernmentEdit

Innarlith was a city-state that had political control over the city of Innarlith and surrounding areas, including as far north as the southern edge of the Nagaflow river. The head of the government was called the Ransar. It was ruled by a senate composed of the aristocracy, who held their positions for life. Entry into the senate was attained by paying large sums of money to buy empty seats. [6]

HistoryEdit

In the Year of Maidens, 1361 DR, the Red Wizard Marek Rymüt was engaged in a breeding program to produce the mutant offspring of a male black dragon and female fire drakes that he called 'black fire drakes' in a nursery underneath the 2nd quarter of Innarlith. However, he was running into problems with finding enough food to feed them.[7] Some of the black fire drakes ended up escaping to the surface of the city and created mayhem and destruction, before being either killed by the city guard or teleported back to the nursery by Marek. Marek eventually transferred his nursery to a pocket dimension that he named the Land of One Hundred and Thirteen[8],.

In the year 1364 DR Ransar Osorkon began a project to construct a canal from the Lake of Steam to the Nagaflow river. This would have successfully connected the Sea of Fallen Stars to the oceans of Toril. The work of the project was given to a Cormyrean engineer named Ivor Devorast[9].

The canal project was vehemently opposed by the Red Wizards of Thay, who feared loss of revenue from the end of their portal trade for ships between the sea of fallen stars and the oceans of Toril. Marek Rymut acted as their agent to try to disrupt the canal. Rymut gave his black firedrakes to help support a coup led by his ally Senator Salatis that ended with the assassination of Osorkon and the placing of Salatis as the new Ransar of Innarlith. The new Ransar did not end the canal project, however, and it still continued. A fruit of Rymut's support of the coup was the erection of the Thayan enclave in Innarlith.

Around 1372 DR, the ruler of the city was Ransar Pristoleph. Ransar Pristoleph cleaned out all rogue dens and monster dens in the Firesteap Mountains to protect the caravans. Ransar Pristoleph apparently had ties to the church of Cyric.[10]

InhabitantsEdit

Innarlith was the home of the Magister Talatha Vaerovree. Because this office was frequently filled by a wizard who had killed the prior Magister however, it was likely difficult if not impossible to find Talatha here.[11]

Notable LocationsEdit

  • Palace of Many Spires - the palace of the Ransar of Innarlith was located in the second quarter and considered the greatest landmark in Innarlith.[12]

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