City-State of Al' Than E' Thai

Capitol: Al’Than E’Thai
City Population: 125,000 (89% Eloysian, 7% Hakeen, 4% other)
Total Population: 147,000 (89% Eloysian, 7% Hakeen, 4% other)
Current Leader: Shah Aleri Neroon
Coat of Arms: silver unicorn on a dark green field
Exports: slaves, fragrances, textiles, timber, ceramics

The City-State of Al' Than E' Thai is one of the legendary Seven Cities of Brass, along the Bronze Coast of Avokhar, located south of Xhaarata and north of Dhal Viera.

Al' Than E' Thai is situated along the banks of the Emerald River. The city was once part of the great Eloysian Empire, but is now an independent city-state. Al’ Than E’ Thai is the fourth-largest of the Seven City-states, and the city competes with its neighbors on the Bronze Coast for market share in trade. Al’Than E’Thai also has the largest slaving industry along the Bronze Coast. The city-state has a large navy of 15 warships and standing army of 3,000 soldiers, but can call up as many as 10,000 in time of war. Its coat of arms consists of a silver unicorn on a dark green field. The city-state of Al’ Than E’ Thai is currently governed by Shah Aleri Neroon. Al' Than E' Thai derives its wealth largely from the wretched slave-trade, it is the largest slave market on Avokhar.


In a ten year period between 359 and 369/4 (AR -64 to AR -54), King Axilar Sanborn of Ralas sailed all the way around the continent of Avokhar, stopping at all of the Seven Cities of Brass along the Bronze Coast, befriending the Eloysians who dwelt there. The seven visits were recorded in his journal, and tell of the wonders of Eloysian culture and magic Axilar encountered on his journey,and the deep friendships he made with the various rulers of the seven city-states. His fourth visit was with Caliph Delario Al-Sid; who was then the Ruler of Al' Than E' Thai. The two rulers became great friends and a treaty was signed with mutually beneficial terms for trade between the two nations.

When the Kingdom of Eloysia began growing in power and influence, its kings began to demand tribute from the Seven Cities of Brass. After the death of King Tilvanos, the various rulers of the seven cities refused to pay these tributes, and openly defied Queen Lorica. Once her son Al'Dur assumed the Jade Throne and declared himself Emperor, everything changed. He began a brilliant series of military campaigns to defeat the seven cities; appropriately named the Seven Glorious Conquests. The City-State of Al' Than E' Thai was the target of Al'Dur's fourth campaign. The Eloysian armies invaded its territory in the year AR 23 and the City-State was soon defeated and captured in the year AR 25. For nearly two millennia afterward, the city was subject to imperial rule from Sanjakar, and only became fully independent again when the empire collapsed in AR 2079.



For the last several centuries, the City-State of Al'Than E'Thai has had dozens of skirmishes and several major wars with the island nation of Al'Kethai. These wars have usually come about over slaving raids on the island or contested sea-trade routes. Neither side has ever been able to achieve a distinct advantage over the other, resulting in a series of bloody stalemates.