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Titles Song-Wind City
Region Mwangi Expanse
Size Large city
Population 14,500
Demographics 13,000 human (8,000 Zenj, 4,000 Bonuwat, 300 Mauxi, 100 Bekyar, 600 other), 600 halfling, 400 elf, 500 other
Government Council
Alignment Neutral good

Source: Heart of the Jungle, pg(s). 39

Nantambu, also called the Song-Wind-City,[1] is a colourful, cheerful town situated on a canal of the Vanji River,[2] between the Aspis Consortium outposts of Whitebridge Station and Nightfall Station.[3]


The city was founded towards the end of the Age of Anguish by Old-Mage Jatembe and his Ten Magic Warriors,[4] heroes who sought to bring back learning to the world in the dark times of that Age. Old-Mage Jatembe also established here the Magaambya, the oldest arcane academy in Golarion. The Tempest-Sun mages of Magaambya remain a force to be reckoned with, and followers of the Beast Demon Angazhan think twice before entering Nantambu lands.

The raiders of the Aspis Consortium do not dock in Nantambu for the same reason, and are careful to keep their weapons sheathed when in sight of the town's mosaic-decorated towers.[5]

Society and economy

Nantambu is a haven of peace, learning and culture within the Expanse. It does not threaten its neighbours, but the presence of the Magaambya deters aggression against the city. Neighbouring villages willing pay tribute to Nantambu, and serve as the city's eyes and ears in the jungle. In addition, the tall Nantambiyan tower houses the Watcher's Stone of Jatembe, an ancient magical scrying globe.

Chimes of coloured glass hang from many buildings. They are considered to be signs of good luck, and replicas are sold to visitors, who seek to carry a representation of Nantambu's enlightenment back to their own villages.[6]

Nantambu is home to Sharrowsmith's Exports, a small but successful independent exporting company which trades in local produce such as fruit, grain, hardwood, and sugarcane. In fact, the company's premises are the site of a Pathfinder lodge, the only active one in the Mwangi Expanse.[7]