Lyrabar, previously known as Impil's Tor, was a great port-city that served as the capital of Impiltur for many years. It boasted some of the most grand and beautiful builds of the realm, including the Royal Palace and the tower of the Lords of Imphras II.
Prior to the Year of Blue Fire, 1385 DR, the city had no slums or impoverished quarter. The priests of Ilmater tended to the poorer citizens of Impiltur's large cities and maintained their social welfare.
The city houses a large fleet of ships, both military and mercantile. The port was well-protected by the royal warships.
The settlement of Impil's Tor was originally founded by Impil Mirandor in the Year of Old Beginnings, -135 DR, atop the ancient dwarfhold of Felimar. The founder Impil was a refugee who fled the fall of ancient Jhaamdath. The fledgling settlement was renamed Lyrabar by Impil's son Ornrath, in the Year of Elven Delights, -118 DR, who proceeded to open up trade agreements with the nearby dwarven settlements.
In the Year of the Ormserpent, 1295 DR, the capital city of Dilpur was sacked during the Prince's Revolt. When King Rilimbrar assumed the throne that year, he established Lyrabar as new capital of the re-established kingdom.
When the Spellplague struck in 1385 DR and the Sea of Fallen Stars receded, the city's port was left dry, disrupting trade until the port was rebuilt closer to the water. Lyrabar was known for its criminal organizations, which made secret arrangements with the city guard.
- Royal Gaols: The city was home to one the several prisons that harbored criminals of the realm.
- Royal Palace:
- Tower Pureheart:
- Towers of the Wind:
- Richard Lee Byers (April 2004). The Rage. (Wizards of the Coast), p. ?. ISBN 0-7869-3187-6.
- Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 203. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
- Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. Edited by Jennifer Clarke Wilkes, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 144. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
- George Krashos (August 2006). “Impiltur: The Forgotten Kingdom”. In Erik Mona ed. Dragon #346 (Paizo Publishing, LLC), pp. 56–71.
- Richard Baker, Matt Forbeck, Sean K. Reynolds (May 2003). Unapproachable East. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 191. ISBN 0-7869-2881-6.
- Brian R. James, Ed Greenwood (September 2007). The Grand History of the Realms. Edited by Kim Mohan, Penny Williams. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 57. ISBN 978-0-7869-4731-7.