Sathay (Magarai)
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(population: 33,000) Sathay is a large, fortified Eldaran seaport, located on the Storm Coast of the Sea of Ralas.


Sathay is many things; a major seaport, a mighty fortress, and a wealthy trading center. The city is an important stopping point on the famous Isthmus Road running both west to Kingsport and east to Castle Greyguard.

Sathay also serves as a crucial Eldaran naval base to protect the western sea lanes of the Sea of Ralas from both Vilzari pirates and Corsairs from Tar Vielca.

One of the largest sources of commerce in Sathay is ship-building. Every year, hundreds of Eldaran vessels are laid down here; then launched from the dozens of slips that line the city's inner harbor and outer harbors.

The Inner Harbor is protected by large "Sea-Gates;" twin doors of wood and iron that can be closed to prevent any hostile ship from entering the secure, inner harbor.

As befits a world-famous seaport; hundreds of merchant vessels from the cities of: Alarë, Elsareth, Freeport, Kingsport, Natharos, Pike's Ferry, Sasserine, Shard, Tymor, and Wyn Falas can be found along its sprawling waterfront

The city of Sathay is currently governed by Duke BrĂ¼enor Erwald.

HISTORY


During the Second Age, this ancient city was named "Magarai," and was once part of the Lost Tekritian League. The fortress-city of Magarai was conquered and later destroyed by the Shorafi. The ruins were later abandoned around the time of the fall of Shorafa, then later re-populated and rebuilt by the Thannish people who continue to live there today.

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Destruction During the War of Tears


The City of Sathay suffered terribly in the War of Tears. In the year 1049/6, the Vilzari launched a surprise offensive against Eldara by both land and sea. The City was cut-off and besieged, and later fell to the Vilzari invaders. As many as half the population was slaughtered, and thousands more were carried onto Vilzari ships and sailed away to Vilzar as slaves. Over the next several decades, the city was re-built with stronger and higher walls, a much larger military garrison, and its famous "Sea-Gates;"

Since that time, the city has also become a major base for the Eldaran Navy.