City-State of Dhal Viera

Capital: Dhal Viera
Total Population: 99,000 (85% Eloysian, 8% Verassi, 5% Hakeen, 2% other)
City Population: 87,000 (living within the walls)
Current Leader: Shah Najir Anvali
Coat of Arms: golden lions-head on royal blue field
Exports: armor, metal goods, slaves

Located along the Bronze Coast of Azoria, south of Al’Than E’Thai and north of Vhal Quaaros, the City-State of Dhal Viera is the smallest of the legendary Seven Cities of Bronze.

Dhal Viera is situated on a series of chalky-white cliffs overlooking the Raging River. The city was once part of the great Eloysian Empire, but is now an independent city-state. Vhal Quaaros is relatively small; the smallest of the Seven city-states, but yet the city competes strongly with its neighbors on the Bronze Coast for market share in trade.

The city-state has a small navy of 12 warships and standing army of 1,500 soldiers, but can call up as many as 7,000 in time of war. Dhal Viera derives most of its wealth as an exporter of armor, weapons, and slaves; virtually all of which come from the rich deposits of ores found in the nearby mines of the Dragonsbreath Mountains. For this reason, Dhal Viera is known as the "City of Middle-Men."

Local History

Dhal Ciona has a long history, stretching back thousands of years.

Contact with King Axilar of Ralas

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 Azoria, stopping at all Seven Cities along the Bronze Coast, and 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 third visit was with Emir Haruun; who was then the Ruler of Dhal Viera. The two rulers became great friends and a treaty was signed with mutually beneficial terms for trade between the two nations.


Subject of the Eloysian Empire

When the Kingdom of Eloysia began growing in power and influence, its kings began to demand tribute from all Seven Cities. 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 Dhal Viera was the target of Al'Dur's fifth campaign. The Eloysian armies invaded its territory in the year AR 27 and the City-State was defeated and captured in the year AR 30, after a long siege and many bloody battles and skirmishes.

For nearly two millennia afterward, the city was harshly ruled by Hamanids sent from Sanjakar, and only became fully independent again when the empire collapsed in AR 2079.