City-State of Thiele Graavos
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Capital: Thiele Graavos
Total Population: 148,000 (87% Eloysian, 5% Verassi, 5% Hakeen, 3% other)
City Population: 111,000 (living within the walls)
Current Leader: Shah Khasann Alyt
Coat of Arms: a green crocodile on a sand-yellow field
Exports: Silk, textiles, slaves, crafts, timber, pearls

(pronunciation: Thee-Ell Graav-os) Located along the Bronze Coast of Azoria, south of Sionjhäe and north of Xhaarata, the City-State of Thiele Graavos is one of the legendary Seven Cities of Bronze,


Thiele Graavos is situated on a series of rocky hills, where theBlue River forms Lake Azkhar, then spills into the Vhan Myr.

The city was once part of the great Eloysian Empire, but is now an independent city-state. Thiele Graavos is the fifth-largest of the Seven City-states, and the city competes with its neighbors on the Bronze Coast for market share in trade.

Throughout its history, the city has been known for its xenophobic and racist customs. City leaders have had a long habit of forcing our almost any persons not of pure Eloysian blood. Consequently, Thiele Graavos has the fewest number of Hakeen or other non-Eloysian people in its population.

Most of those ethnic minorities who remain are there because of wealth and influence, not by choice, and those ethnic minorities are looked down upon with scorn by the Eloysian majority. Thiele Graavos' wealth largely derives from its silk trade, the largest along the Bronze Coast.

The city-state has a strong navy of 15 warships and standing army of 2,000 soldiers, but the Shah can call up 9,000 Slaves and conscripts in time of war.

Local History


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 Azoria, stopping at all of the 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 sixth visit was with Emir Abdul-Azkhar; who was then the Ruler of Thiele Graavos. The two rulers became great friends and a treaty was signed with mutually beneficial terms for trade between the two nations.

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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 Thiele Graavos was the target of Al'Dur's second campaign.

The Eloysian armies invaded its territory in the year AR 12 and the City-State surrendered in AR 14, after two bloody years of desperate fighting and delaying tactics.

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.