The city of Tamran is a ramshackle city, especial for the capital city of a nation. It is built on piers and pilings over the marshlands at the mouth of the Marideth River, where it meets the banks of Lake Encarthan. The city is connected by a web of bridges, ramps and causeways, and a flotilla of barges and skiffs, and all of the buildings are made from wood. Due to the fact Tamran is still standing after its violent history it is seen as a symbol of Nirmathas tenacity and resourcefulness. Considering Nirmathas is a country at war, Tamran seems to lack any sort of defences including a city wall but this is in fact its best defense.


Tamran did at one point have a city wall surrounding it but during the Freedom War with neighboring Molthune it became clear that such a static defense played into Molthune’s traditional style of warfare and even hindered counter-attacks. Instead, the Nirmathi tore down their old city wall, their soldiers dissipating into the surrounding countryside upon hearing word of an attack from Molthune, and the citizens of Tamran would then simply surrender. The Nirmathas soldiers would then sneak back into the city, aided by the river and lack of city walls, to wreak havoc on the occupying forces using guerilla tactics. Since the conflicts began Molthune has been occupied five times, each time proving too costly to hold for long. At the end of their last occupation the Molthune forces grew so frustrated they burned the city to the ground, only to have it be completely rebuilt within a year.

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