Welcome to Port Calem, the Jewel of Šahrzâd, Empire of Spices, and the largest trading port on the continent. Located on Bloodwater Bay, and surrounding the only freshwater oasis for miles, Port Calem is the beginning of the great trade-road from the Western Kingdoms to the Eastern Cantons, and thus a trade hub to the civilized world. The city is ruled by the fabulously wealthy and powerful Sultan Ahmon Al'Zehim, favorite of the Emperor Sahryār, from his glorious Palace of the Sun.
As with every great city, where there is fabulous wealth there is also crushing poverty. For every wealthy merchant prince there are hundreds of urchins and beggars packed into the slums. For every grand feast, many must steal bread just to live another day. Port Calem is as notorious for its crime and brutality as it is for its beauty and culture.
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