The ancient port city of Zazesspur was the former capital of Tethyr.[2][4] It was a city of legendary wealth and full of intrigue.[10]


Architecturally and culturally, Zazesspur was an odd mixture of Tethyrian and Calishite influences, with others blended in.[4]


The city was bisected by the Sulduskoon River as it flowed into the sea.[4]


The city was ruled by a council of lords.[4]


The city did not have as large a population of spellcasters as one might expect for a city of its size. Wizards coming from Amn in the north usually continued on to Calimshan in the south, expecting higher sources of income and greater comforts in that country.[4]


In ancient past, the area now occupied by Zazesspur was above major regions of Old Shanatar.[4]

The city was first settled by Calishite humans as a fishing village. In −1570 DR, it became a fortified city and the seat of the Calishite Emir of Tethyr.[7][8]

In the Year of Shattered Walls, −387 DR, Zazesspur was conquered by Tethyrian barbarians.[8]

The population and prestige of Zazesspur began to decline with the establishment of Darromar as the new capital of the kingdom under Queen Zaranda and King Haedrak. The citizens were not fond of their change in societal status in the country.[4]



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