(population: 54,000) Located along the western shores of the Athlan Myr, Amara is the largest city in the kingdom of Ammarind.

Like most Ammarindi cities, Amara has high walls and a powerful army garrison to protect its population.

Because Amara is the largest seaport on the Athlan Myr, its harbor is always clogged with barges travelling to and from the neighboring city of Durfast.

On land, Amara is also accessible via the High Road, which runs between Athos-Sorel and Durfast. This roadway is seldom used, for the water-route is much faster.

The city is currently governed by Duke Asric Grenhill.

Local History

Amara traces its history back to the Third Age, when it was a small settlement founded by a Rynnish ethnic group called the "Amari." Over time the settlement grew into a large, thriving city, which itself became the capital of the "City-State of Amara."

By the early Fourth Age, the peoples of the city and the surrounding region came to led by a fierce chieftain named Edric Garigan. Edric answered the call of the Council of Sorcerë and fought against Alokkair in the War of the Elanthir. As a reward, he was granted one of the famed Elanthir and later founded the ancient kingdom of Amar.

During this period, Amara grew immensely as as Amar's capital. When the kingdom of Amar collapsed and the present-day Kingdom of Ammarind was established, Amara remained as important as ever, and remains the largest Amador city today.