Iriaebor (pronounced: /ɪəriˈbɔːreer-ee-AY-bore[8]), also known as the Overland City and the City of a Thousand Spires, was a large city in Sunset Vale in the Western Heartlands region of west Faerûn.[1][2][3]

Geography[edit | edit source]

Iriaebor and surrounding area circa 1479 DR.

The city stood on a sprawling ridge above the north fork of the river Chionthar.[3] The ridge itself was known locally as the Tor.[6]

Language[edit | edit source]

A person from Iriaebor was known as an Iriaeben or Iriaeban.[9]

Government[edit | edit source]

In the mid–14th century DR, Lord Bron ruled the city, and carefully followed the dictates of a forty-person voting merchant council.[1]

Trade[edit | edit source]

Iriaebor carried the caravan trade on the Dusk Road over the rapids and rough water of the upper Chionthar river, and linked up with the Trader's Road.[2]

Defense[edit | edit source]

The Shield of Iriaebor was the name of the armed forces of the city. They acted to both police the city and patrol the surrounding lands. They were well-armed.[1]

Notable Locations[edit | edit source]

A map of Iriaebor circa 1358 DR.

The city was split into three sections: the Docks, at the bottom of the ridge on the river Chionthar; the Old City, built on the ridge itself; and the Lower City, on the flat lands on top of the ridge.[2] Space was limited in the city, so the locals simply built upwards. Many-storied towers rose from all over the city, joined to one another by bridges. The city streets were narrow and winding, covered in shadows.[1]

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Organizations[edit | edit source]

The Blacktalons Mercenary Company were based in Iriaebor.[1] As well as the Purple Masks Guild.[12]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 1.17 1.18 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), pp. 90–91. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 202. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 228. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  4. Mark Anthony (1993). Crypt of the Shadowking. (TSR, Inc.), p. 23. ISBN 1-56076-594-1.
  5. Ed Greenwood (August 1992). “The Everwinking Eye: Words To The Wise”. In Jean Rabe ed. Polyhedron #74 (TSR, Inc.), p. 14–15.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Ed Greenwood (1994). Volo's Guide to the Sword Coast. (TSR, Inc), p. 203. ISBN 1-5607-6940-1.
  7. Mark Anthony (1993). Crypt of the Shadowking. (TSR, Inc.), p. 23. ISBN 1-56076-594-1.
  8. Jeff Grubb, Ed Greenwood and Karen S. Martin (1987). Forgotten Realms Campaign Set (Cyclopedia of the Realms). (TSR, Inc), p. 54. ISBN 0-8803-8472-7.
  9. Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 73. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
  10. Mark Anthony (1993). Crypt of the Shadowking. (TSR, Inc.), p. 146. ISBN 1-56076-594-1.
  11. Mark Anthony (1993). Crypt of the Shadowking. (TSR, Inc.), p. 46. ISBN 1-56076-594-1.
  12. Mark Anthony (1993). Crypt of the Shadowking. (TSR, Inc.), p. 113. ISBN 1-56076-594-1.
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