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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]

Description[]

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

Layout[]

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

Government[]

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

Inhabitants[]

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]

History[]

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]

Appendix[]

Appearances[]

Adventures
Dungeon #38, "A Blight on the Land"
Novels
War in Tethyr

Map Gallery[]

Further Reading[]

References[]

  1. Ed Greenwood (October 2012). Ed Greenwood Presents Elminster's Forgotten Realms. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 30. ISBN 0786960345.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 Steven E. Schend (August 1997). “Book One: Tethyr”. In Roger E. Moore ed. Lands of Intrigue (TSR, Inc.), pp. 69–72. ISBN 0-7869-0697-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Scott Haring (1988). Empires of the Sands. (TSR, Inc), p. 41. ISBN 0-8803-8539-1.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 158. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  5. Victor Milán (October 1995). War in Tethyr. (TSR, Inc), p. 3. ISBN 0-7869-0184-5.
  6. 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. 176. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Steven E. Schend, Dale Donovan (September 1998). Empires of the Shining Sea. Edited by Julia Martin. (TSR, Inc.), p. 17. ISBN 0-7869-1237-5.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 268. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.
  9. 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. 179. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.
  10. Victor Milán (October 1995). War in Tethyr. (TSR, Inc), p. 7. ISBN 0-7869-0184-5.
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