Nimbor
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Capitol: Syrene (population: 39,000)
Population: 657,000 (93% Vilzari, 5% Ralani, 2% other)
Demi-humans: few
Humanoids: few
Government: Republic
Current Leaders: 99-member Matriarcy parliament (all priestesses of Ak'Tai)
Coat of Arms: silver crescent moon, and three silver stars on a purple field
Exports: potions, elixirs, fragrances, textiles, artwork, gems, grain

Located deep within the southern Wyn Myr west of the coast of Vilzar, this chain of eleven large and thirty-three small islands is home to a great Vilzari civilization. The capitol of Nimbor is the city of Syrene. The people of Nimbor long ago separated from their desert-dwelling kin on the mainland, and have formed a theocracy where a 99-member parliament made up of female priestesses, rule with compassion and justice. Most Nimbori folk are strongly religious and tend toward lives as priests and clerics, and they are also quite peaceful and friendly. The natives make a living selling their magic items, potions, elixirs and artwork, while importing gems, silk, grain, and spices. Nimbor’s coat of arms is a large silver crescent moon, and three silver stars on a purple field. The ships of Nimbor are distinguishable by their wonderfully carved female figures on the prows, graceful sleek hulls, which are painted a bright purple color, and topped with lavender silk sails.

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HISTORY


Although, Nimbor is a small power today, in ancient times, the Nimbori founded a large empire both in the Shining Sea and mainland Corwyn. By the Second Age, the Nimbori possessed two great coastal cities on the Wyn Myr; Nusyra and Kharmë. These two seaports were large centers of mercantile trade and commerce, and brought wealth and power to the Nimbori Queens back in Syrene. The Nimbori domination of the region was threatened by the rise of another power; Shorafa. In a series of wars, the Shorafi fought the Nimbori on both land and sea, but never truly defeated them until the rise of Horak; the Pharoah of Forgotten Plagues, and his daughter Setirah; the Conquering Pharoah. Horak and his Karaash-inspired cults used dark magical powers to unleash the Night Plague upon the Nimbori people. the plague devastated their people to the extent that Nimbor was almost defenseless. Within a few years, Pharoah Setirah landed her army on the shores of the Nimbor Isles, and and the Nimbori were forced to surrender to the Shorafi. Thus began centuries of foreign occupation and resentment.

The Nimbori cities on the mainland were also conquered by their Shorafi masters. Nimbor may have been conquered and enslaved; but never forgave nor forgot the horrors brought upon them by the Shorafi. Many centuries later, Nimbori agents, repaid the favor and unleashed the Plague of Madness upon Shorafa. This terrible plague, along the enormous sandstorm that destroyed the Shorafi capital city of Tanif, caused the complete collapse of Shorafa in 430/4.

Incidentally, the Nimbori cities were later re-named by their new Vilzari masters. Nusyra became the modern day city of Eto, and Kharmë became the modern day city of Vanzali.

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