Small City, Population 12,800
The modern city of Xandrar, built on the eastern bank of the Silver River where the waters of the Silver Lake pour into Lake Galifar, takes its name from the much older Dhakaani city of Xandrar, whose ruins occupy the western riverbank and several miles of the lakeshore. The thriving city is Breland’s gateway for trade with the Eldeen Reaches, and small barges ply the lake, providing ties to Aundair as well. Since Eldeen and Aundair were openly at war for most of the last century, Xandrar became a key link for what little trade the two nations could not avoid.
Mayor Garrit Tomraan governs the city, but the Countess Yassiv ir’Oeskai provides the city watch and administers the surrounding lands. The countess spends most of her time at her mansion within the city rather than at Drum Keep, the primary garrison of her holdings. She and Garrit hold wildly different opinions on the “Swords of Liberty problem” that has infested the region in recent months. At first there was not much official reaction (the resistance has many followers in the border regions where losses were great during the war), but in recent months they have started to attack foreign traders and travellers potentially endangering trade relations with Aundair and the Eldeen Reaches. As a result the mayor has called for military action against them. The Countess ir’Oeskai, forced into what she considers an ill-advised and rash course of action, has subsequently withdrawn a large part of her forces in the City Guard for this campaign leaving the Guard severely understaffed. This has forced the city to start hiring mercenaries to help with policing the city.