Blades of Cormyr
Seaport; Population 38,000
Marsember spans a series of islands connected by bridges and cut with canals. Many of the higher canals are now planted with crops or allowed to grow wild for livestock to graze upon. Bridges overhead permit both farmin and urban life to occupy the same space. Newer facilities nearer the lowered Sea of Fallen Stars keep alive Marsember’s status as a hub of trade, though the volume of items moving through the port is much reduced from a century earlier. Marsember took longer to recover from the lowering of the Sea of Fallen Stars, and the navy never returned to that moorage.
Marsember is known as the City of Spices due to the local merchant companies that specialize in such wares. These Spice Lords trade in a variety of flavorings, elixirs, and (it is whispered) even banned substances – haddrum out of the Raurin desert, “traveler’s dust” from sources said to lie in Impiltur, and the like. The Purple Dragons and the War Wizards constantly seek to disrupt illegal trade, but never seem to be able to stamp it out, possibly because some among their ranks secretly count the Spice Lords as allies.