Important Zingaran Cities

Kordava – Kordava is the walled capital of Zingara. The nominal king of Zingara lives here in his palace. Before the ravishing civil wars, Kordava had one of the finest harbours on the Western Ocean. An unsurpassed school of swordsmanship is located here, run by the great Master Syrio Forel, turning out some of the most renowned swordsmen of Zingaras courts. A typical night watch detachment consists of six guardsmen. Entering the city from the road to Messantia, travelers come to the central market, located on the south side of the city, filled with jostling humanity pouring in from beleaguered, outlying towns and villages, bringing produce from the limited, remaining fields, fish from the sea and goods produced by the various guilds of the towns. The eastern side of the city, behind great magistrate halls and administrative buildings, is the prison and the Dancing Yard, where executions open to the public take place. By royal concession, mountebanks peddle souvenirs from the more famous condemned men as the crowds gather to watch the villains hang. Although many cities have their thieves’ districts, Kordavas is unique. Centuries ago an earthquake crumbled much of Kordava, sinking it into the sea. The city was rebuilt over the ruins. Displaced homeless poor found that they could find shelter by digging out the old streets beneath the new foundation. Called the Pit, this district is a subterranean warren where any lurid vice or sordid entertainment can be enjoyed. The city barracks lie on the north-west side, next to the royal palace. Located to the east of the barracks is a beautiful castle, noted for its floor of polished crystal. Princess Chabela De Ramiro, the daughter of old King Ferdrugo still lives here. Kordava itself is ruled by a duke in his own castle. That a king also resides here shows the complex feudal system that exists in Zingara. Thus far, Kordava has avoided most of the damage the civil wars have wrought in the north.

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