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Aspenthar

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Aspenthar
(City)
Nation Thuvia
Size Metropolis
Population 25,680
Adjective Aspenthari
Ruler Prince Zinlo

Source: The Inner Sea World Guide, pg(s). 186

Aspenthar is Thuvia's second largest city-state, and is the country's second port city on the Inner Sea after the capital, Merab. Under the rulership of the ambitious Prince Zinlo, martial training is mandatory for all citizens.[1]

Competition for the sun orchid elixir

As one of Thuvia's five city-states, once every five years it is the city's turn to sell six vials of the prized sun orchid elixir to foreign bidders.[2] Representatives of Aspenthar have been seen in negotiations with the wild chieftains of the deep desert known as the Water Lords, leading some to believe that he intends to rob a caravan carrying the sun orchid elixir from one of the other city-states.[1]

History

In the early 47th century AR, fortified Aspenthar was attacked by an infamous pirate, the Free Captain Cyrus Wolfe. He had terrorized the Garundi coast for years, but striking the city was his most outrageous act so far. In a daylight raid, he captured over 100 of Aspenthar's citizens to be sold as slaves, and left a dozen ships of the city's defensive fleet in flames. For this daring and audacious act, he was awarded the Hurricane Crown by his fellow Free Captains of the Shackles. Wolfe was later captured by a flotilla of ships commissioned as privateers by the queen of Aspenthar the the Pactmasters of Katapesh. He was sentenced to death for his crimes and hanged from a gibbet over the city's harbor.[3]

Heraldry

Aspenthar's heraldic colours are orange, blue, and black.[4]