Mbala was a town located atop a sheer plateau northwest of the Aldani Basin in Chult.

Geography[edit | edit source]

Unlike most towns in Chult, Mbala was located far inland and was more than 50 miles (80 km) from either the Soshenstar or Tath rivers.[1] The plateau that it lay upon was 1,800 feet tall and its base was surrounded by heaps of huge boulders.[3]

Defences[edit | edit source]

A narrow (roughly 5 feet wide) path wound around the plateau for three miles in total, including several switchbacks, effectively prohibiting an army from marching upon the high plateau. Climbing the plateau itself was a difficult prospect too, requiring both skill and the proper equipment.[3]

Government[edit | edit source]

Mbala was once the seat of a small Chultan kingdom.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

At an unknown point, a green hag posing as a witch doctor calling herself Nanny Pu'pu slaughtered and ate all of Mbala's citizens until she was the only sentient resident left.[4]

After the population's demise, Myrkul, the Lord of Bones, claimed Mbala as his territory and demanded an offering from any passing travelers.[2]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Tomb of Annihilation
Video Games
Tales from Candlekeep: Tomb of Annihilation

Reference[edit | edit source]

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