Wild southwest Zakhara comprised a number of uncivilized islands in the western part of the Crowded Sea. Most of them were part of one of the two archipelagoes of Jazayir al-Sartan and the Djinni's Claws.[3][4][5][6]

Geographic limitsEdit

To the north, the tip of al-Suqut Mountains and al-Tarik Islands bordered southwest Zakhara within the Pearl Cities region. In the east, the Nada al-Hazan and Steaming Isles archipelagoes were its neighbors. To the south lay the Islands of the Utter South and beyond the endless waves of the Southern Ocean, while to the west uncounted leagues of the Great Sea separated it from the lands south of Maztica.[3][4][7]

Jazayir al-SartanEdit

Main article: Jazayir al-Sartan

The verdant Isles of the Crab formed a crab-shaped archipelago. They were settled by only a few enlightened Zakharans, but home to monsters and savage tribes of halflings, humans, ogres, and ogre magi, as well as the dreadful sartani.[4][5][8]

The Djinni's ClawsEdit

Main article: Djinni's Claws

The jungle-covered island chain of the Djinni's Claws, roughly in the shape of a lower arm and hand, was a dangerous place for any outsider. While the northern islands of Yadd al-Djinni and larger Kaff were inhabited by pirates, monsters, and undead, the southern isles of al-Zira were supposed to be the territory of the marids, but dao and djinn also dwelt there.[4][6]



  1. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 124. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  2. Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Adventurer's Guide to Zakhara). (TSR, Inc), p. 45. ISBN 978-1560763291.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jeff Grubb (August 1992). Land of Fate (Maps). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 978-1560763291.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 David Cook (October 1992). Golden Voyages (Map). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 978-1560763314.
  5. 5.0 5.1 David Cook (October 1992). Golden Voyages (Al-Sartan). (TSR, Inc), pp. 2–7. ISBN 978-1560763314.
  6. 6.0 6.1 David Cook (October 1992). Golden Voyages (The Djinni's Claws). (TSR, Inc), pp. 2–3. ISBN 978-1560763314.
  7. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 231. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  8. David Cook (October 1992). Golden Voyages (Monstrous Compendium Pages). (TSR, Inc). ISBN 978-1560763314.


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